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- THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 1912.
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SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 1912.
There have been many parallels drawn during
the last few months to the Napoleonic campaigns.
We have been reminded of the "return from Elba"
and "Waterloo-June 18" andithe "Old Guard."
But now that the fight is over whose forces, ex
hausted by their own victory, bedraggled, discour
aged, listless, are following a discredited leader and
his deposed lieutenants on a sad retreat from Chi
cago? BRYAN AND PRINCIPLES.
In a statement given out at Lincoln, April 25,
1901, Bryan said in effect that he had no intention
Of seeking a third nomination for the Presidency.
"If I ever become a candidate again," he said on
that occasion, "it will be because it seems necessary
for the advancement of the principles to which I
iVfr. Bryan is a man of his word; a man of his
convictions. There is no reason to believeJie has
changed either his mind or his convictions since his
speech in 1901.
The forces that are at work trying to control the
Baltimore convention, those which selected Parker
for the place of temporary chairman, are unalter
ably opposed to the principles to which Bryan adheres.
If they win at Baltimore, what will Bryan do?
He will do that which seems necessary for the
advancement of the principles to which he is com
mitted. It was the same motive that animated Roosevelt
at Chicago a fight for the maintenance and promo
tion of principles.
When such "men as Roosevelt and Bryan fight
for principles and convictions there is no such thing
as precedents or party lines or loyalty to the empty
shell of an organization. The Cause is the thing
but when it comes down to playing the big and clean
gdmo of politics Colonel Roosevelt makes them all
look like amateurs.
BAD YEAR FOR BOSSES.
TAFT "SCOOPS" BALTIMORE.
President Taft is the first Republican President
to receive a Democratic nomination.
The following Democratic States voted for him
upon the roll call at Chicago: Alabama, Arkansas,
Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisi
ana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, South Caro
lina, Texas, and Virginia a total of 261 votes.
He received altogether 562 votes. The other
300 came from such doubtful State as New York,
Connecticut and Missouri; from reliably Republican
States whose delegates were stolen, as the fourteen
in Washington (which peculiarly appropriate, gave
him the necessary 540 to win) ; from the Territories
that have no vote in the election, and from the scat
tering boss-ridden States like Guggenheim-Colorado,
and Smelter Trust-Montana.
The States that form. the bone and sinew of the
Republican party remained silent on the roll call, a
mute protest against stolen goods!
What a glorious vindication of a Republican Ad
ministration! Also, what a glorious "scoop" on the Baltimore
convention, which is about to meet to nominate a
man who represents the solid South!
President Taft enters the Presidential fight, as
the first nominee and the unanimous choice of the
reliably Democratic States!
THE GAME OF POLITICS.
Things arc going badly for the bosses. Their
old methods arc proving inadequate. Their biggest
club, "party regularity," is splintered. Men are get
ting too big for parties, or rather men and parties
are assuming their Idgical relations the parties be
ing made for men and not for parties.
This year they went to Chicago to whip Roose
velt with party regularity. They left the party in
Roosevelt's control and they took away as their share,
merely the empty regularity. Roosevelt and hun
dreds of able followers have created a party of their
Now, the action shifts to Baltimore, but the scen
ery is pretty" much the same as it was in Chicago.
So is the drama. The only difference is the actors.
The bosses had determined to whip Bryan with party
.regularity also Wilson. But encouraged by the suc
cessful fight made at Chicago by Roosevelt, plus their
own determination not to be roped and tied by party
regularity Bryan and Wilson and others of the Dem
ocratic party are going intd the Baltimore conven
tion with but one purpose in view to overthrow
bossism and obtain popular rule.
Both of these leaders have reached the age where
a name, an emblem, means less to them than a prin
ciple. Both have shown a militant disposition with
in the past four years to pay scant tribute to organi
zation and machinery. They have both appealed di
rectly to the people over the heads of organizations.
It will be a calamity to the bi-partisan machines
and the bosses if at Baltimore, as at Chicago, they
are forced out in the open, and although retaining
control of the organization are compelled to sail
under their true colors the black flag of political
It would be no less a calamity to them if they
were whipped in their fight for control of the organi
zation, driven out of it and forced to join publicly
with the bosses in the Republican organization.
In either event the fight would be along the lines
it should be The People against The Interests.
Yet if Bryan and Wilson hold their lines firmly
one of these two results will mark the Baltimore con
vention. Instead of capturing two parties as was
the hope and expectation of Special Privilege six
weeks ago, it is in the cards that they are going to
lose both of them.
Nineteen twelve will go down in history as the
year which marked the elimination of bosses and
the restoration of the rule of the people.
DYING AMONG HIS FLOWERS.
The Republican bosses at Chicago did not want
to nominate President Taft. They had hoped to use
his name, his Administration and his influence only
to drive the nomination away from Roosevelt. Then
they fully expected to ditch Taft, nominate a com
promise candidate, promulgate a delphic platform
and attempt a campaign of deceptim and evasion
under the pretense that the party machinery had
suddenly become really progressive.
They were hung on the gallows of their own
manufacture. Roosevelt's truthful branding ot
the convention as a packed convention, con
trolled by votes of stolen delegates, and his
equally truthful assertion that any man who was
nominated by such a convention would be the willing
and knowing recipient of stolen goods, was the move
that cut the ground from under the schemes of
Barnes, Crane, Kealing, and the other bossc..
In vain they sought some progressive to accept
the burden of giving the party organization respecta
bility. In vain they sought for some progressive
who would take second place on the ticket and there
by drive a wedge in the proposed Progressive Party
movement. After such a scathing expose of what
a nomination at the hands of such a convention
meant, no progressive dared to permit himself to be
lured into lending his name and his convictions as a
garment to hide the shame of the naked theft, or as
a disguise behind which Special Privilege in the Re
publican party might wage another sham battle with
Special Privilege in the Democratic party, the while
the people with common interests were divide4
Barnes, Crane, et al., are exert manipulators,
"Let me die," said Mirabeau, "to the sound of
sweet music in the midst of flowers." In such an en
vironment one of the most unique and dearly beloved
characters in the District is passing away at his home
in the National Botanic Garden, where Superinten
dent William Robertson Smith has spent more than
sixty of his eighty-four years of life.
He was a loyal son of the Land o' Cakes, and
the two controlling passions of his life were the
plants he tended with a loving and skillful care and
the life and works of that laureate of the people,
Robert Burns. In his cottage, hidden away there in
a green island in the midst of a great city, he had
gathered what is recognized to be the most complete
collection of Burnsiana in the world, with the excep
tion of that owned by his friend -and fellow country
man, Andrew Carnegie. His home has been a sort
of pilgrim shrine to Burns lovers from all over the
Superintendent Smith was the familiar friend of
a long list of distinguished statesmen, who esteemed
him for his learning, his simple charm of manner
and for his mastery of his chosen vocation. In his
death one of the landmarks of the Capital passes
away and men in every walk and station will feel
that they have lost a friend.
THE WICKEDEST FLEA.
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Last night to furnish tho people of
Washington with the news ot the nomi
nation of Mr. Taft, three newspapers,
one morning and two evening, Issued
Of the three extras Issued, there was
but one newspaper, The Times, which
gave the public what they thought they
were buying; namely, THE WHOLE
The Times was the only one of the
three papers that gave tho vote by
States up to the point where Mr. Taft's
nomination was assured.
At the time that the two other news
papers went to press with their extras
Chairman Root, of the national conven
tion, thought It very uncertain that Mr.
Taft would be nominated on the first
ballot. He was so uncertain. Indeed,
that he was already prepared to en
force the rule that where regular dele
gates were not voting the alternates
should be called upon to cast their votes.
When the Post and Star went to press . a guess as to Its result, was evidenced
Result of First Ballot Shows" Him "the
Choice of the Convention Over Any
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.ion it had mads; thi. wu th. runlt of th. flnt and only
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with their extras there was no more
certainty that Mr. Taft would be nomi
nated on the first ballot than there now
Is a certainty regarding his election or
defeat next November
That the Star's extra did not contain
the actual news of the ballot, but only
by their announcement of a second
extra which would give the news.
The extra of the Post, which led one
to believe that it had been Issued after
the ballot was completed, since It pre
tended to picture the scene In the con
vention hall when Mr. Taft's nomlna-
tlon had been announced, went to press
before half the 640 votes necessary to
nominate had been cast.
The purchaser of any other extra
than The Times was obliged, if he
wished the actual news of the ballot, to
buy another newspaper.
The Times; in Its first and only extra,
gave the purchaser the actual vote ot
the delegates by States on the first bal
lot up to the point where Mr. Taft'a
nomination was made certain, and In
addition to this gave all the details of
the convention proceedings up to the
time when the balloting began.
It is quite certain that during the
Democratic convention The Times and
other newspapers will issue conven
tion extras, and The Times takes this
opportunity to assure those thousands
who have during the past week
bought Times extras that It will un
der no conditions issue a. fake or In
complete newspaper, but will with
hold the issuing of extras until such
time as it can present the news truth
fully and completely.
THERE WILL BE NO FAKE EX
TRAS ISSUED BY THE TIMES.
LETTERS TO THE TIMES MAIL BAG
Readers of The Times are Invited to use this department as their own to write freely and frankly
with tho assurance that no letter not objectionable in languago will be denied publication. Letters must
not, hoTferer, exceed 250 words In length, and must be written only on one side of the paper. Letters
must bear the names and addresses of tho writers, as evidence of good faith, but the names will not be made
public without the consent of tho contributors. Address MAIL BAG EDITOR OF THE TIMES.
Proud That Suggestion of Clark audi those who periodically take a fall out
ui mo uuvri hiiicjii uiiriivo, utm vviiii iiil
The most unique strike which has been declared
in this country in many moons took place in the
cemetery of a certain city in a neighboring State,
where the grave diggers laid down their pick and
spade and vowed to work no more unless they were
afforded relief from the plague of insects classically
known as chigoes, but spoken of in the vernacular
as red bugs. Just what the sexton could do to re
lieve the situation was not perfectly clear, but for a
time there was a strong probability that cremation
would have to be adopted, or else deceased friends
and relatives would have to be thrust out to be de
voured by the kites.
It was a powerful lesson from the text "Despise
not the day of small things," as pulex penetrans,
with his microscopic proportions and mammoth ca
pacity for irritation buried himself alive in the limbs
of those whose duty it was to bury others. A plenti
ful supply of kerosene had to be irrigated over all
the circumjacent grave yard before the work of de
cent sepulture could go forward.
A skeptical press has sought to make light of the
matter in certain quarters, but the picnic contingent
rise as one man to protest that the ferocity of the
chigoe cannot be exaggerated. The West Indian na
tives are said to have died in appalling numbers un
til they learned to fight this the wickedest of fleas,
with tobacco juice. Even now the occasional ram
bler in the woods is apt to think he has suddenly
broken out with varioloid and knows no remedy ex
cept to "suffer and be strong."
The insect's favorite habitat is the golden heart
of the daisy, for he combines an esthetic with a
carnivorous taste. He is now "in season," as we'
say of more tempting delicacies, and it is defying
fate to recline under the greenwood tree. He has
been a determining factor in inducing people more
and more generally to confine their woodland outings
to the cool, umbrageous pictures of the outdoor maga
SuUer Has Been Indorsed.
To the Editor of THE TIMES
When I advocated through the Mall
Hag the Indorsomnnt of chomp Clark
for President, and William Sflzer for
Vice preildont l tho D-'mocracv of
tho District. I had confidence within
rnvself that before the convention met
in Baltimore that tho sugct&tlon would
nieit wltn approval. 1 hao received
that asiurswo, and. notuiallv feel
j.ioud of the result. In advocating the
nomination of Clark and Sulzer I hao
kept my personally screened, owing to
the fact that belnw Intimately connected
w'th the political affairs of the District
for n'Anv vrais. which, natuially
brought me In contact with both leaders
and tl rank and fib. I did not wish
mv personal Influence to enter Into
the contest. Therefora I adoptod the
' iion de pluni'j'" by which I om "eft
Known to the labor world as, a writer
on labor toplrn. Clark and frulxer sound
o rood to me, not only from u Denin
criitlc standpoint, but as such true
fronds to lubor that I corr.ot refrain
from thanking th Democracy of tho
District for th.i Indorsement of the
combination as suggested bv the . ujidcr.
r.lcned O. T. BAI'MOM.
rlgn ("Tim t ckle ,
Sajs Thnt RooscTeR Has Simply
Been "Hoist on His Own Petard."
While The Times Is having hysterics
about the present political situation let
it put one thing In Its pipe and smoke
it. That is. the Invention of the steam
roller methods, the national officeholder
deleuates from the South, and other
"machine" things of which Roosevelt
complains is duo to Teddy himself and
came fresh from his own workshop.
He used these methods Just four years
acd to pecure the nomination of Taft
the work was done by Hitchcock In the
South He finds Taft has only turned
the trick he taught him against the
teacher. Tho only difference, as W. J.
B expresses It, 1b whose ox Is gored.
Roosevelt Is very properly "hoist on his
Who Invented the "referee system" in
the South but Roosevelt? Who made
every use of the machine but Roosevelt
and never complained until It began to
be used by others?
Teddv asserts he Is going to clean out
the Augean stables, but It is the first
time In history that one of the oxen
has undertaken that task. None of the
reforms he mouths about now were at
tempted when he was In power himself,
B. M. C
Does Xot Like Senator Williams' Op
position to the.GoTernment Clerks.
To the Editor of THE TIMES-
It Is noticed that the Hon. John Sharp
Williams of Mississippi has, for the
benefit of "the boys at home." who art
constantly crying, "To Hades with the
Civil Service," joined the ranks of
eye of a Don Quixote sees them only
as barnacles centipedes, and devouring
cancers, eating away the life ot the
"old ship of state "
"John." as he Is known In "Old Ya
zoo," besides having the reputation of
an all-round sport, ono who can pick
the winner and look upon "four Jacks."
with the solemnity of a preacher when
the contribution box Is being passed
around. Is also "a Joker." and from
force of habit sometimes aspires to be
In the sedate and dignified Senate what
Sunset Cox was In the House Having
no armv record, he Ib deprived of thu
magic title of general or even colonel,
so It Is necpssarv in somo way to let
the boys of "Old Yazoo" know that he
Is right on the job and some pumpkins
In Washington. After that speech has
been distributed and the campaign
warms up, "Old Yazoo" will be enliv
ened with "Four more years of Grover,
four more vears In clover." But "nlxy,"
If Rosle's hat remains In the ring.
J. F. S.
It Is Xo Picnic For the Printer's As
sistant at the Bureau.
To the Editor of THE TIMES
Will Mrs. I. Knowathlng please use
the human Intelligence that the major
ity of people possess and figure what
$1.60 per day means to a working girl?
Do you think you could buy JT5 coats,
diamond rings, willow plumes, gamble,
board, and other Incidentals out of this
amount? The Government pays the
assistant 25 cents per day: Jl 25 is paid
by the printer. Could Congress expect
a girl to pay for spoiled work out of
this, when the printer's average Is
from five to eight dollars? Each print
er Is allowed to spoil two sheets to
every hundred If he spoils more, why
shouldn't he pay for It, and If caused
by a creature "not worth her salt," why
tolerate her when a change can be
easily made' The girl must enter the
bureau (notice the location and the car
service), early enough not only to
change clothing, but count the paper
for the day's work and be ready on
the stroke of 8 to lay on (not slop) the
first sheet The perpetual motion con
tinues until lunch time, understand, not
ii stop unless printer does. The thirty
minutes Is spent in preparing more
paper, getting blankets, and lunch, and
very often If lunch takes thirty min
utes, the girl is greeted with a "I'm a
martr" expression as many girls give
their printer five or ten minutes every
day "Quit at 3 o'clock " Oh. that my
picnic ceased at this hour' You are in
error, madam, you missed the hour for
stopping by forty minutes
A PRINTER'S ASSISTANT.
A Long Excuse.
Th" magazine writer rolled In late at
night and found his better half sitting
up. awaiting his coming.
"What have u got to offer this
time''" "he demanded.
"I can give you a twelve-hundred
word story." was the reply of the
writer, whose answer was dictated by
force of habit.
Evening Sendees in tbe Gbuvcbes
CHORAL EVENING SERVICE The last of this season. St. Thomas'
Church, 8 p. m.
EVENING PRAYER St. Mark's Church, 8 p. m.
"THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL" The choir of the Epiphany Church,.
8 p. m.
"A COUNTRY LAD" The Rer. J. J. Muir, the Temple Baptist Church, 7:45
"ARE FALSEHOODS TOLD AT FUNERALS IN WASHINGTON?" The
Rev. E. Hez Swem, the Centennial Baptist Church, 8 p. m.
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR SOCIETY The New York Avenue Presbyterian
Church, 7 p. m.
SERMON The Rev. Charles Wood, at the tent of the Church of the Cove
nant, Mt. Pleasant street and Park road, 8 p. m.
SERMON The Rev. J. W. R. Sumwalt, at the Hamline M. E. Church, 8
"HOW TO BE RICH" The Rev. W. R. Wedderspoon, the Foundry Ju. E.
Church, 8 p. m.
"IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC
FORCE?" The First Church of Christ, Scientist, 8 p. m.
(.apt William Richard Dear, Medical
Corps, V S. A., and Mrs. Dear will
leave Washington within a few days
for the former's new post at Fort Slo
cum. They will ba accompanied by Dr.
Dear's mother, Mrs. Mary R. Dear.
Captain Dear has Just returned from
the 1'hllipplnes, and Joined Mrs Dear,
who has been spending the last three
months with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James H. Tlbbltls.
.Miss Lea Fletcher, Miss Madge HIcK
ey. Miss Roberta Hlckey, Miss Alice
ronde, and KrneBt Clark, of Knoxvllle,
Tenn , are the guests of Capt. John H.
Hickcy and Mrs Hlckey at their resi
dence on Fourteenth street.
Mrs. Allan Rutherford announces th
engagement 0f her daugnter, Miss
Nellie Blanche Rutherford, to Johr
Augustus uiockman, lieutenant, U to.
A The wedding will take place Jul
17 at Ulcnallan, Galtnorsburg, Md., th
country homo of the bride's family
The bride-elect Is the daughter of th(
late Gen. Allan Rutherford. Lleutenan'
Brockman is at present detailed In th
Signal Corps, but after July 2 w-lll b
assigned to the Eleventh Infantry a
tort D. A Russell, Wjo.
Announcement is mnrio nf th mar.
riage of Miss Ruth Carlynne Lemmon,
daughter of Mr and Mrs W L. Lem
mon, of 1338 W street, to Grover C
Glascocke, of Marshall, Va The cere
mony took place Wednesday evening
at the home of the bride's parents,
tho Rev Littleton Ferguson, of Grace
Methodist Church, officiating In the
presence of a small party of relatives
The bride was escorted and given In
marriage by her father, and attended
by Miss Lltlle Street as maid of honor
Clarence Gore, of Baltimore, Md
acted as best man for Mr Glascocke
Mr and Mrs Glascocke left Wash
ington after an Informal reception
which followed the ceremony for their
bridal trip After July 1 they jvlll be
at home at 1S38 W street.
The marriage Is announced of Miss
Anna Louise Elliott, daughter of Mr
I and Mrs. Delwood K Elliott, to Fred
I J Rose The ceremony, which was at
I tended by a small gathering of rela
tives ann inenas, iook piace weanes
day afternoon at the home of the
bride's parents, the Rev Mr Lowe
pastor of Langdon M E. Church, of
ficiating A R MacLellan, of Baltimore, the
bride's grandfather, played the wed
ding music Miss Ruby MacLellan. ol
Baltimore, a cousin of the bride, and
Miss Alice Rose, slBter of the bride
groom, were the bridesmaids Little
Miss Helen Winthrop Elliott was hei
sister's flower girl
A Rutland Elliott and Benjamin S
Elliott, brotlurs of the bride, were the
After a bridal trip to Old Point Com
fort, Va , Mr and Mrs. Rose will make
their home at Langdon, D C
Miss Marguerite Wilcox and Thomai
R Godey, of Birmingham, Ala , whose
engagement was recently announced
will be married Wednesday morning
June 26, at the Sacred Heart Shrine
Only the two Immediate families wll
attend Miss Helen Wilcox will be hei
sister's only attendant and Walter R
Wilcox will escort his daughter
Immediately after the ceremony Mr
Godey will take his bride for a brie
wedding trip They will make theli
home In Birmingham.