Newspaper Page Text
THE WASHINGTON TIMES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1912.
ON STEEL TONIGHT
Chairman Stanley Is Expect
ed to Assail Colonel
FOUR WOMEN ON
Jane Addams, Miss Kellar, Mrs. C. D. Blaney, and Miss
Gordon to Help Plan Progressives' Fight Pub
licity to Be Keynote.
Following the oratorical pyrotechnics
of last night, the House will hold an
other session from 8 until 11 o'clock
tonight to debate tho reports of tho
Stanley steel investigating committee.
Chairman Stanley roundly assailed
tho Steel Trust, J. P. Morgan, John D.
Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and
other master financier in the House
last night. Mr. Stanley will also occupy
some of the time of debate tonight,
and is expected to turn his verbal bat
teries next on Colonel Roosevelt and
the Tennesseo Coal and Iron Com
Congressman Gardner of Massachu
setts will elaborate upon the views of
the. minority of the committees, twho
favor Federal Incorporation of lurgq in
dustrial corporations, and as a last ie
sort in an effort to curb the trust evil,
Federal regulation of prices.
Galleries Well Filled.
Well-filled galleries hoard tho debate
last night when Chairman Stanley was
In excellent form. He referred to J. P.
Morgan, organizer of the Steel trust, as
"a top-notch gambler engaged in the is-,
suance of bogus 'stock," and charged
that John D. Rockefeller had ruined a
famly and Indirectly caused the death
of one member In order to obtain and
sell valuable ore property in the North
west. This latter accusation was based on
the testimony of the Merrltt brothers.
Outlining the manner in which Rocke
feller obtained the ore holdings of these
pioneers, Mr. Stanley said:
"The story o how John D. Rocke
feller got into the steel business Is a
strange tale with a world of pathos and
meanness In it. It illustrates the sinu
ous and silent and pitiless conduct of
men who will forego all else in their
nearch for millions."
Always Paying Tribute.
After reviewing much of the matter
contained In the majority report of the
Stanley committee, Mr. Stanley as
serted that In the formation of the Steel
trust $500,000,000 in watered stock had
been loaded upon the backs of the Amer
ican consumer. It was Impossible to
live, die, or be buried, he add warmly,
without paying tribute to the Steel trust.
"The extortion of the Bteel company,"
he continued, "is due to two benoflclent
institutions a holding company and a
high tariff. One is helpless without the
Mr. Stanley spoke for more than an
hour and vas followed by Congressman
Sterling, a Republican member of the
committee, who devoted the mapor por
tion of his speech to a criticism of the
suggestion of Messrs. Gardner and Dan
forth, minority members of the Steel
committee, that the Federal Government
should regulate the prices of industrial
corporations If unable to control them
Some Lively Colloquies.
Congressman Stanley engaged In sev
eral llvelv colloquies wtlh members who
were Inclined to Interrupt the flowery
portions of his speech, and when Mr.
Fornes challenged the statement that
prices of steel articles had Increased
since the formation of the United
States Steel Corporation the Kentucklan
said, with asperity:
"I have time to talk about the prices
of pots and kettles. There are bigger
things to do. and before this committee
finishes with the Steel trust all prices
will go down."
COLONEL A SUICIDE;
COLORS ARE DRAPED
High Tribute Paid to National
Guard Officer Who Ended
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 9. Governor
Tenor, commander-in-chief, and Thomas
J. Stewart, adjutant general, chief of
taff, have issued orders, announcing
the death of Col. Gibbons Gray Corn
well, of the Sixth Infantry, National
Guard of Pennsylvania, of West Ches
ter, this State, who committed suicide
In Philadelphia because of financial dif
ficulties. The commanding officer of the Fourth
Brigade Is charged with tho duty of
furnishing the proper military escort to
the funeral this afternoon, the colors
of the Sixth Regiment are ordered
draped and commissioned officers of the
Sixth Infantry directed to wear the us
ual badge of morunlng for thirty days.
A high tribute Is paid Colonel Corn
well by Governor Tenor in the order.
Rev. E. Hez Swem
CHICAGO. Aug. . With its member
ship completed by tho addition of four
noted women Jane Addams, Miss
Frances Kellar, of the Immigration In
spection Bureau, of New York; Mrs.
Charles D. Blaney, California, and Miss
Jean Gordon, of New Orleans, the na
tional committee of the Progressive
party today completed its canvass of
the political situation in tho various
The committee expects to get through
all of Its labors late tonight. By that
time the plans will have been laid for a
whirlwind campaign everywhere. A
statement of tho oxpenses of the con
vention here shows that It cost 17,000 to
nominate the candidates. Tho "gate
receipts" were $19,000. .
Tho campaign or the Progicsslvo
party has alieadv started. Lpsjng no
time after the termination of one or
the greatest conventions the country
has ever known, the national com
mittee of tho new party outlined
a general plan of aggressive political
work to promote the candidacies of
Roosevelt and Johnson, and to impress
upon public attention the great bill ot
human rights, which forms the plat
form. Tho dominant feature of the campaign
Is to bo publicity. Colonel Roosevelt
and Governor Johnson will themselves
be the most active speakers. It Is
planned that they shall both make
speeches in nearly every State In the
Union, and as many as their strength
and time will permit.
But, in addition, thero will tw hun
dreds of other speakers, many of them
the men and women who participated In
the convention, and have gone forth as
crusaders In tho cause thev believe to
Ibe that of humanity.
To Be Volunteers.
These men will all be volunteers.
Probably no campaign ever conducted
has had the number of enthusiastic
volunteer workers which thlB Progress
ive cause has already brought forth.
Inspired by the purposes which form
the basis of tho whole movement, theso
men and women, who In themselves
represent tho assured public Interest In
tho movement, regard It as a personal
duty to go out preaching the doctrine
of social and economic Justice. They
resrard It a patriotic duty to fight the
social and economic evils which have
produced Intolerable conditions In the
While this speaking campaign prom
ises to be of tremendous effectiveness,
the national committee will supplement
it with the distribution of literature, all
explanatory and in advocacy of the
principles presented in the platform.
It Is generally agreed that If these
principles can be made known and an
adequate public understanding obtained
of the purposes they will effect and the
evils they are Intended to meet and cor
rect, there will be little quesUon of
their acceptance by tho voters.
It was decided for tho purpose of
effective organlzattin to divide the
country Into five districts, with national
headquarters In New York. A vice
chairman of committee will beln charge
of each district.
George W. Perkins was chosen chair
man of tho executive committee by a
unanimous voto of the committee. No
higher manifestation of the confidence
of the committee members In Mr. Per
kins' sincerity of purpose and convic
tion could have been given.
In the meetings of the national -committee
there was evident the sanw
spirit, enthusiasm, and confidence which
prevailed In the session of the conven
tion. But it was realized that the new
party has a great fight to make, and
that only by hard and sustained effort
will resuts be obtained.
Most careful and systematic organiz
ing of the Progressive form In every
political discussion In every State will
be started at once. The national com
mitteemen now In each State will be In
charge of this work In each State, with
such assistance and advlco as can be
given by the national and district head
quarters. Then, after the effects produced by
calm consideration, and notwithstand
ing the tremendous difficulties to be en
countered and overcome, the enormous
task of forming entirely new organiza
tions in every political district of the
country and the great advantages pos-
sessea oy me oia parties in tneir ma
chine organization, backed by SDeclal
interests and by all the forces the new
movement is to tight, theso men believe
tliy are going to win.
They do not regard tho campaign as
a political one In the general accept
ance of that term, but a great moral
campaign, which will appeal to and
arouso an lmmedlato response from the
awakened moral sense of the nation.
"A Blunt Man Who Amused Folk."
This 1b the subject of a sermon, by the
Rev. E. Hez Sworn Sunday night in the
Centennial Baptist Church.
The pastor says he believes In pick
ing out the kind of subjects that will
Motor Line to
La Plata, Md.
Starting Monday, August
12, high-class, easy-riding,
16-passenger Wilcox Coach
leaves La Plata 7 a, m.
Route through Waldorf,
White PJatns, T. B., and
Clinton, arriving In Wash
ington 9 a, m.
Leaves 628 Pa. Ave. S. E.
4 P. M. Arrives La"
Plata, 6 P. M.
I Semmes Motor Line
I 628 Pa. Ave. S. E.
CIIAS. AV. SEMMES. MT.
Phone Lincoln 1031.
HALTED Bf THREAT
Public enthusiasm over both the ticket
and tho platform Is growing constantly,
and lh tho contlnuanco of Its growth
tho members of the national committee
scp the prospects of victory in the elec
tion. There Is moro than mero satisfaction
felt In the ticket itself. There is great
pride. Tho men and women who took
part In the convention proceedings that
terminated in tho nominations of
Roosevelt and Johnson aro proud of
Proud of Ticket.
They are inordinately proud of the
fact that a movement with which they
have Identified themselves, and in which
they believe with almost religious
fervor can command the services and
leadership of two such men. In their
enthusiasm they declaro tho ticket to
be equally strong from whichever end
It Is vlowed.
Certainly It will be conceded thero Is
Justification for this pride. For not in
the personal knowledge of this genera
tion have two sifch men been brought
together as leaders in a great progres
sive effort for the betterment of tho
nation and all the peopfe of the nation.
It was to obtain this perfectly bal
anced ticket that the convention, with """ 'l1 "'
the excontlon of the California dele- er.?y cn """'.'
gntlon, demanded that Governor John
son be named for the Vice Presidency.
Johnson did not want tb abandon his
work Is California, and California did
not want to let him go, but In the face
of Bueh overwhelming demand as was
actually made by the convention Itself,
both Johnson and the Progressives of
One effect of Johnson's nomination is
that no one can say that it Is a one
man ticket, Just as the convention has
absolutely refuted and made ridiculous
the chargo of tho old political bosses
and agents of special privilege, that
the movement is a one-man movoment.
In the great confidence they place In
him, their great regard for his abilities
and achievements, the Progressives
have undoubtedly added to the prestlgo
and the distinction of Colonel Roosevelt
But at tho same tlmo they have
demonstrated that the Progressive
movement la greater than Mr. Roose
velt and not dependent upon him.
Ho has been called to the leadership,
but the call to him is one for service in
tho advancement of a great public pur
pose. It Is not one to advance Mr.
Roosevelt. The Progressives want him
because he Is the greatest force In tho
country In awakening the public con
science. In arousing public spirit, and
In creating Interest In the- Progressive
They want to elect him to the Pres
idency, because they know from ex
perience that In that office he is the
most effective force In accomplishing'
for the people the results demanded
American Naval Officer Re
ports East Coast Inhabi
The Navy Department was today
notified by Commander E. A. Durrll,
of tho gunboat Tacoma, now at Blu$
fleids Nicaragua, that the people and
officials on tho cast coast of the coun
try are loyal in their support of tho
government. Guns and ammunition for
tho loyal citizens will arrive from Hon
duras in a few daj'B.
General Mcna's revolutionary forces
are concentrated in the western section
of the republic, and there Is little dan
ger to foreigners In tho east. Tele
graphic communication between Mana
gua and the interior Is still uncertain.
The plan of tho United States to land
350 marines at Corlnto on Sunday ap
parently has cowed the rebels, and
General Mena and his lieutenants have
halted their activities near Leon for
It Is believed here that Mena may
treat with President Diaz for peace
rather than Incur the enmltv of the
United States by advancing on Managua
and destroying the railroad and prop-
TAFT WILL VETO
BILL WHICH PUTS,
LIMIT ON TENURE
Spoils System Seen in Meas
ure as It Passed
to meet tb,c needs of the people.
'1 no, go eminent troops In the capital
noon will lie re-enrorced by regiments
hnstllv recruited In the eastern prox -Inces,
and the promise of President
Diaz to supply food and clothing to the
starving noncombatants Is wlnniner him
The collier Justin is now on its way
from Panama with 350 marines, and
when thev land Sunday there will be
450 American fighting men in the coun
try. Geologist to Probe
Panama Rock Slides
NEW YORK, Aug. 9. Prof. James F.
Kemp, head of the Department of Geol
ogy at Columbia University, has gone
to the Isthmus of Panama, at the invi
tation and expenso of the canal com
mission, to give tho engineers the benefit
of his expert knowledge.
While the object of his visit has not
been made known, it Is understood he
will try to obviate tho trouble encoun
tered by the canal engineers in the
Culebra Cut, where great slides of rock
and earth still Interfere with the work.
Another matter that may engage his
attention is the outbursts of gases along
the canal cut, first reported to be of
volcanic origin and, therefore, causing
uneasiness, but which have hecently
been attributed to other causes. The
canal officials have always denied that
the landslides or the gaseous outbursts
Indicated any permanent obstacle.
We believe this Is the only
store in Washington where you
can be fitted in a Straw Hat
Just When You Want
ANOTHER Straw Hat
D. J. Kaufman
Is Going to Sell the
Entire Balance of
Fine Straw Hats
At Two Great Bargain Prices
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Of Interest to aeronauts. The dream of many
aeronauts realized. With the aid ot my In
vention any aeronaut using a E0- or 75-horse-power
motor can attain a speed averaging
100 to 250 miles an hour. Investigation In
vited. D. G. TERZION,
718 13th St. N.W.
DROP US A POSTAL
Or Plione for Prices on
OUR FREEZING SALT
and FlavorlnK Kxtract. We vUI
inve you money, nm well as guarantee
BOOdn of DEPENDABLE (VtJAMTV.
tSTKO CONSUMEHS SUPPUKri.
B. B. EARNSHAW & BRO.,
Wholesale. 11 tb nml 31 St. S. E.
Fine Straw Hats
that sold for $3,
$2.50 and $2,
Fine Straw Hats
that sold for $4
Eyery Size Hat a Man Wants
(Every Hat a Perfect Hat)
Money's Worth or Money Back
D. J. Kaufman
The Man's Store 1005-7 Pa. Ave.
(Continued from First Page.)
hag pltiod a premium upon unfaith
fulness oh tho part of employes. Con
Krcsuman Gardner of Massachusetts,
who will be a stanch supporter of the
President In defeating the limitation
clause, tukes the position that It would
be Inhuman to oust faithful Govern
ment clerks, especially tho superannu
ated on"?. There aie various other
members of Congress who will back up
Mr. Taft In fighting for tho defeat of
the men sure. '
Ono of the chief arguments based
upon n humanitarian view of
tho situation will bo that the majority
of Government clerks now aro scarcely
able to make ends meet and that the
salaries .ire not commensurate with
their services. When the superannuat
ed clerks are retired many of them ar-j
thrown on the world. Despite the ef
forts that have been made from tlrr.o
to time to have Congress enact a syn
tem of retirement and old-age pen
sions, tho legislators have consistently
rebuffed all propositions.
In nearly all business enterprises life
tenuro anu pension systems have been
iidopted. Contrasting this system with
the plan advocated Lv Congress, the
latter Is shown to be Illogical and un
businesslike, and the obnoxious clause
Is today being condemned by every
true friend of the Civil Bervlce law.
COPIOUS RAINS IN
IOWA PRIZE PUZZLE
Plausible Theory- Is That Dam
Explosions Are Responsible.
KEOKUK, la., Aug. J. Does explo
sive energy produce rain? That Is tho
question, that Is filling tha cigar, stores,
cafes, soda fountains,' country stores,
and family circles with 'animated dis
cussion with a thirst for scientific re
search. The discussion Is the outcome of tho
enormous crops which are being gath
ered by the farmers within fifty miles
of this point in Iowa, Illinois, anQ .Mis
souri. In the construction of the great
water-power dam In tho Mississippi
river at this point It has been necessary
to shoot dally great quantities of high
explosives, as much as flvo tons of
nltro-gelatln being set off in one blast.
Borne people believe 'that the heavy
and frequent blosts have been the cause
of general and copious rains which
Ihavo come at proper Intervals during
tho growing season. Others of a scien
tific turn of mind scout that theory, and
point to records which show that tho
rainfall here during 1912 Is 7.3 Inches less
than normal, but tho fact remains that
never have tho rains fallen in this vl
clnltv at such beneficial times as during
the past season. Whether this s due to
tho blasting In tho water-power con
struction works or whether It Is duo to
ordinary causes no one can say.
Safety oft Railroads
As First Consideration
ERIE, Pa., Aug. 9. Asserting that
eighty persons have been killed and
manv Injured on railroads of high repu
tation because of "lazy, careless actions
of railroad men," General Manager D.
C. Moon, of the Lake Shore railroad,
today issued an admonition to engineers,
conductors, and trainmen on his road.
"Safety Is the first consideration, so
never take a chance," declares tho official.
FIRST STEP TAKEN
TO GET JAIL TERMS
Interstate Commerce Com
mittee Discharged From
Consideration of Bill.
A step in tho direction of legis
lation to provide for prison sentences
for those who violate the Sherman law
was taken In tho Senate today, Sena
tor Kenyon's motion to discharge tho
Interstate Commerce Committee from
consideration of hlB bill to make prison
sentences Imperative for violators of
the trust laws was passed.
Tho motion was passed without a
fight. Senator Clapp, chairman of the
committee, sanctioned It, in view of tho
fact the committee did not have time
to take It up further this session.
In response to questions by Senator
Smoot, Senator Kenyon said he would
not press the bill for passage this ses
sion unless the session should be pro
longed. The action taken places the bill on
tho calendar, when It can be forced to
a vote next session. The failure of
corporation Senators to fight the motion
of Kenyon today was a surprise.
It appears they were unwilling to go
on record against the bill at this time,
and hope to kill tho bill by protracted
debate If It Is pressed,
Senator Kenyon Intends to urge the
matter with all reasonable insistence,
and, If nothing Is done this session, to
force It through next session.
C. & O. Net Income.
NEW YORK, Aug. 9. In a state
ment this afternoon the Chesapeake and
Ohio Railway Company reported that
Its net Income for the fiscal year end
ing June 30 was $4,274,205. showing an In
crease of $1,045,921 over 1911.
George Washington University
A thorough course In all
branches fitting the student for
general practice or specialized
Degree of D. V. M. given, which
is recognized by tho American
Veterinary Medical Association
and all State Boards of Exam
iners. EVENING CLASSES FOR DAT
David E. Ducklnebam, D. V. M,
2113-2116 14th HU N. W.
Gas and Electric Light Dills can be paid at any of our hanka. Receipts
TTIll oe given.
Building a Bank
Account is uphill
work at first, but the
longer you keep at it
the easier it becomes
and the more the in
We Pay 3 Compound Interest on Savings Accounts
Home Savings Bank
7th St. and Mass. Ave. N. W.
7th and H Sts. N. E. 436 7th St. S. W.
D. J. Kaufman
Has Added 284 Fine Suits
To His Great
HalfPrice Suit Sale
Making: the Selection
As Good As Ever
tr' These are the best suits sold in Washington
there's every size from 33 to 50 in the sale but
there's only one, two and three of a kind that's why
you get them at Half Price. Come in at once and get
Two Suits For the Price of One
$ j 5.00
$ j 2-50
. Remember, M. S. M. Clothing, whether sold at half price or
original price, is sold with the guarantee of
MONEY'S WORTH OR MONEY BACK.
$20 Priestly Crave
nette Mohair Suits,
Sold as High as $10,
$18.50 Honest True
Blue Serge Suits,
D. J. Kaufman
The Man's Store
1005-7 Pa. Ave.
Short Talks on CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
IT'S SO EASY
Just tell "Central" to give you Main 5260, The Washington Times, and ask for fts Want Ad
Dept' "Explain to the ad taker what you want to buy, sell, rent, or exchange. Rates will be explained
and an appropriate and effective ad written. Immediate results are almost certain.
JUST TRY IT
'Talk to the Town Through the Times." The average ad costs less than 25c.