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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, 0CTOBEIF5, 1912.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1012.
' 'CALIFORNIA'S RETRIBUTION.
It sl6uld'bev noted that the California, supreme
, court decides unanimously that it would be en
tirely illegal for' the Tuft electors' names to appear
on . the bAjlot as Republicans. Taft, accordingly,
will have no electors from California in the next
Electoral College. '
It is fitting that the first decisive stroke of re
tributive justice for the fraud in the' Taft convention
at Chicago should come from a State whose rights
were so shamelessly trodden under foot by the bosses
at that same convention,
TAKING A CHANCE.
Once more an engineer of an express train, behind-
time, takes a chance at a crossover switch while
running at a rate of fifty to sixty miles an hour and
a harrowing" wreck occurs in which many persons are
crushed or burned to death. It has been but fifteen
months since a similar accident, due to' precisely the
same cause, occurred near the same place.
The rules ordered that speed, at this crossover
switch be- slackened to not more than fifteen miles
an hour. There' M no doubt that the rule was vio
lated in this instance. But it would be interesting
to know whether the rule has not been constantly
violated; whether the engineer who took a chance
yesterday had not taken so many chances without
disaster or rebuke that he had come to regard the
rule as a dead letter; whether the responsible oper
ating officials xlid not know the rule was disobeyed
day in and day out, and whether anybody has ever
been disciplined for the disobedience.
In other words, the public is concerned to know
whether the railroad company -has. ever bothered it
self about violations of orders that did not result
in disaster and death.
Rightly or wrongly, the public has come to be
ll eve" that there would not be so many accidents due
to Violations of orders if railroad companies properly
disciplined the engineer or other employe who takes
a chance and gets away with' It.
FLINN OF PENNSYLVANIA.
There may be much in the political past of Wil
liam Flinn, the Progressive leader of Pennsylvania,
which is indefensible; but evidently he is not
ashamed of the part he has played in financing the
Progressive campaign or afraid to tell why. What
"he has done is not against the law. He gave freely
and boldly. He says he did not care what the bill
was and was perfectly willing to pay it. Asked what
was his interest in the campaign, this was his reply:
Well, I wanted In Pennsylvania a itrlngent primary
lection law, a stringent election law,, and a stringent
corrupt practices act. '
I wanted a public utilities bill.
I wanted a bill that would regulate the employment
of child labor.
I wanted a bill that would regulate the employment
I wanted legislation that would fix a minimum wage
I wanted a personal .liability law.
I'wanted'a law that would destroy the tales of fake
I wanted. In addition to that, to .try to bring Into
play the things that Rooaovelf stood tor, because I be
lieved that. In himself, he presented a cpmplete plan of
government, and It Is entirely unnecessary to go Into
detail as to what be stood for.
1 thought so then, and am thoroughly convinced of
that now, and that Is the reason I engaged in tbis con
test with the degree of earnestness that I do-.
Moreover, Flinn's ability as a practical politician
has been used to this effect:
'The .State convention which he dominated not
only 'indorsed those reforms but it appointed a com
mittee to draft bills embodying them, and up to this
time 180 of the whole number of 225 or 230 Re
publican and Progressive candidates for the Senate
an'd House have pledged themselves, if elected, to
vote ror these bills,.
It must be said of Flinn th'at jf all bosses used
their power jn this way there would be much less
objection to their political activity.
NOT. TO BE UNDERESTIMATED.
The report that the Bulgarians have crossed the
Turkish frontier, the clash between the Servians and
Turks, the call upon the Greeks in this country to
return to their colors all combine to indicate, that
that long-dreaded Balkan conflagration has been
Against them, in the hope of peace, can be set
only the fact that winter is coming on, that the.
passes will soon be impracticable, and that the tra
ditional season for war-making in the Balkans is the
spring. But, in view of actualities, this does not
count for much.
Naturally, it is unsafe for laymen to make prog
nostications in regard to the outcome of military
affairs. But this much may be said with safety.
Even though no gunshot be heard north of the Dan
ube and the Sone, if war' does break out, it will be a
real war. We do not see many large-scale maps
of Europe here and the countries in the southeast
corner look small to us. But the Christian states
involved, if Roumania joins jn, cover "as much terri
tory as all the New England States, with New York
a.dded, and have a greater population than all New1
England, with, Pennsylvania arm New York thrown
in. Turkey in Europe, the debated territory, is only
about as large as New York, with about the same
population, but in Asia Minor, now penetrated by
railroad line, tne Buitan nas minions 01 suojects on
whdm to 'draw tor troops.
Add to these resources long mititarytrains, race
hatred and religious fanaticism. All make together
for the' promise of a protracted contest in country
where, even "peace is hell." '
A MAGNIFICENT VINDICATION FOR
Colonel Roosevelt's own story of his campaign
funds in 1004, given freely and frankly in the light
of all the circumstances, and dealing manfully with
eyery direct charge and every iamiendo aimed at
him by .his political enemies,-clears his.' record beyond
all expectations of his warmest admirers. ,
Some of these - were afraid that practical poli
ticians associated with him .when it was the custom
to beg for big campaign contributions had in some
way compromised Mr! Roosevelt. An honest Presi
dent with the best of intentions mighthave fallen
into one or many -traps. Some of Mr!, Roosevelt's
friends would not have been astonished if dishonest
dollars were traced 'directly to his campaign fund'
and if it had been made to seem that he winked at
But Theodore Roosevelt had more than good in-'l
tentions in 1004 when he ran for President, and his
managers were flooded with campaign gifts 'whose
donors were eager to put him under obligations to
them. He knew' what rascality he would have to
guard against, '
Therefore he was armed against a Harriman who
would want to write his message on railroad legisla
tion, appoint his Cabinet officers and select his am
bassadors. He was loaded for any one who might
later brand a dead man as a blackmailer and com
plain because the immunity supposedly bought from
President Roosevelt's agent was denied them.
Roosevelt prepared his alibis as he went along, so
that when the time came he could show that he had
ordered the return of any protection money he knew
about, could prove that he as told the money had
been returned, and could demonstrate by the record
and testimony that anybody who imagined he was
buying Government favors from him with campaign
contributions was either a crook or a fool.
And so when his corrupt slanderers had spent
their breath trying to show that he was dishonest,
Mr. Roosevelt would 'prove that the burden of their
complaint was that he had failed to carry out a cor
rupt bargain which they said they thought they had
made with him.
Mr. Roosevelt's, vigorous, exhaustive and unre
strained exhibition of the whole truth makes it seem
as if heretofore he was almost indifferent to the ac
cusations bandied about him. As if with a sudden
realixation thai the American people were beginning
to believe the filthy tales of, the Penroses he pours
forth a broadside of, fact which at once shatters all
He had-not invited Harriman to the White House
to hold him up for campaign funds. Harriman had
solicited the interview to get help from the national
committee for Governor Higgins and bis intimate
friend, Chairman Odell.
He had never heard of the J. Pierpont Morgan
gift, which was a trifle to Morgan, until George R.
Sheldon swore to it.
He had never seen Cornelius N. Bliss's list of
contributions, and had never asked Bliss to account
for them, but he had been assured that "no pledge
had been given by Bliss in return for a gift. Nor had
Bliss ever asked any consideration for lawbreaking
.And the urgent letters and telegrams to Chair
man Cortelyou before the election, followed by
Bliss' deceitful assurance to Loeb, leave no douot in
any reasonable mind that Mr. Roosevelt was both
eager to reject Standard Oil money and careful to
guard against implied Obligations to interests he was
fighting tooth and nail in the public interest.
Again and again there appears throughout the
record, as there appears in the effective statements
of Mr. Roosevelt to 4he hostile investigating com
mittee, the convincing fact which stands out above
the other facts exonerating the ex-President:
That no return by way of official favor was given
to the men who.swear that they thought they had
corruoted Mr. Roosevelt when thev dealt, as thev
swear, with his agents.
That was their chief grievance. That is why they
When the Clapp committee Senators had finished
with Mr. Roosevelt he had done far more than blast
to atoms the charges of notorious corruptionists that
he was a partner in their corruption. He had shown
not only that he was not a dishonest President, but
that he was alert and active to shield himself from
future vilification of the corruptionists whose chief
complaint would be that they could not corrupt him.
"A practical man of high ideals'Mr. Roosevelt
called himself on the witness stand. He was refer
ring to the celebrated phrase in his letter to Harriman
which his cynical enemies have twisted into a con
fession of cupidity. The colonel need never be
ashamed of the epithet "practical."
That he was pratical enough to write the history
of his 1004 campaign fund as" he went along, that
he was practical , enough to plan far ahead for the
confusion of his enemies, is cause for rejoicing. It
was good that the man's brilliant equipment for lead
ership of the American people's fight against the
special interests included an immensely practical
bent for weapons of defense against any emergency.
Colonel Roosevelt comes out of the ordeal which
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TIMELY LETTERS TO THE TIMES MAIL BAG
Readers of The yimes are Invited to use this department as their own to writs freely and frankly with the 'assurance that nd lettsr 'not
objectionable In language will be denied publication. Letters Bait net, kowerer, exceed 240 words' la length,, and must be" written only on on
side of the paper. Letters must bear the names and addresses pf -the writers, as evidence of good faith, but the nanus will not be made publli
without the consent of the contnoutors. , Address KAIL,1UG EW'.-lt OFl'UK '11MES. '
Questions the Bight to Organ lie the
To the Editor, of THE TIMES:
I noticed in me nmee an euiionui
upon the caption of " 'Poor Lo' As
serting lllmtelf," which goes on to
comment upon the meeting of Indians
to be held at Columbus, unio, next
Thle mcetlnc and all similar meetings
of like character are outlaw meetings
(unless they are directly in Harmony
with the Indian Bureau) and a direct
Violation 'of Sections 21U-1Z-13 of the
Revised Btatute. .
I am personally acquainted with Prof.
McKlnsTe. the organiser ot this move
ment, nd have nothing against htm
personally, but he has no more right to
organise these Indiana than he Jiaa to
go on one of Undo Sam's baVtlejihlps
jnd organise the marines there.
The Indian must be nrst emancipated
from tho -gag tule" or governmental
domination, before he can legally as
sume civil reforms. Any Congressman
or Benator who will Introduce and suo
.1.4 in niminr n bill In Congress grant
ing the Indian the right of statutory
assemDiy privilege ui .
the Lincoln oX the Indian race.
' wfc.t eoiiM nooker T.i 'Washington
have done for the negro race, had It not
been for the Kmanclpatlon Proclama
tion? He never would have been able
I. -... ,4.n Tin B"rim Hlavery."
I do not approve of outlawry. If the
professor had organised a publicity bu
reau among his white friends and voters
and had the Indians speak before this
".i.. ..h. rn-etinE a sentiment
whereb'v Congreislonal action could be
Invoked, he would doubtless have done
the Indian the right kind .of aervtce
But he made the mistake when he tried
to organise the Indians.
We have several bills Introduced In
(he last session of Congress embracing
these needed reforms, .and thev have
been championed by Congressman
Stephens of Texas and Benator Clapp
IliA mihlln ..an .aII wti.r. ih.w ... ,Ai
ine. You'kre forced to take a hlt-or-mlss
chance, aa the employes are gen
erally out of alght until the cars are
ready to start. When comfortably lo
cated you are Informed that you are
on the wrong car for the Falls. When
of Minnesota. We expect to see .greater
Interest taken In this matter at the
coming session of Congress. Tours.
UN-A-QUAII, THE HALF BRKED
Complains ot the Service on the
Great Falls Boad.
rn the EJIlorof THE TIMES:
The great Fans road a few montn. - y0Vnnally reach the right ca r It
ago, under thetmanagement off colonel crowded, and you are forced to ata
Thomas, was probably the best con-1 sometimes, when trippers are aboard, to
ducted road In this" lection of the coun-'end of your' Journey.
try. It was being run for the .mutual j jf, ? w Wilm."
beneflt of Its patnpa sod stockholders, js -cents. Soon after It. waa raised to
Today, under the present management, 1 35 cents, and on the ltth Instant,
It Is a ridiculous farce. The printed without n hour's notice even to the
schedule Is utterly disregarded. The 'PJJi5yf .?' ' aV .", wf" "f ai2
........-,..., .i..k. .i. -n,. n,1. ..-.I raised to 45 cents and largely Increased
department clerks along the line, and from ena to ena ,ion- tbe ,nllre road.
mere are quite a nuraoer oi tnem, nave i Mr. AiacKey, or Alexandria county, i
to be at their desks on the minute, i am Informed, has this matter up and
HBO IJiUfWIBCU .U BCkU.U .1,U ..(U(t W.
the road some relief, but I am afraid
he will find hla a Herculean task to
nht the Elklns helro and the Washing
ton gentlemen who practically own the
Now they never know when they will
reach thu city. As I write this article,
a car la "hung up" at this station for
lack of power.
wnen a morning car xrom tne i'aus
to o'clock, we nnd several cars stand-j Hero Is Jnst Praise For a Depart
Inc at the Georgetown station, often! . .- .. . . , , ... .
rth no distinguishing sign by which "cu. yi we nasninnon Street
ro the Editor ot THE TIME8:
In these daya of heartless corpora- .
Uons, as popular sentiment has It, It
Is Indeed gratifying to nnd that there
are exceptions among Its emplo)es.
Since The Times has waged Its wsr on
the traction companies ot Washington,
masses of crlUclsrn have been received
and published, but there la no praise.
Keys are trriall, trivial .Things. In a
way, but It's mighty tough to lose a
bunch. Imagine coming home at 1 a. m.
.and finding these Important arUcles
missing, and having to- arouse fond,
sleeping wlfle In order to get to your
own downy couch. Jutt after leaving a
Brightwood car one night last week, I ,
found that my keys were missing The
next day, thinking that the,y might
nave worked out of my pocket on the
What's on the Program in
I road The Times has always. In all car. t palliui th v..hinn u.n-,.
reaches Cherryda3e between 1 and I, public matters, atood up for . people ; Bna Electric Comnanvantha tel.nhr.nV,
o'clock it is uncomfortably MIL There' when unjustly treated. Won't It come ' ""L .i. ,,,! PT "IT. '' .!. lp ,?k
a crowd Is taken, on until they are to the relief of a lot of commuters l m" inquiry. I waa connected with
mo fourtnu..aiu street narns. usu
ally accustomed to be received in a
f;ruff manner by-such employes. It wss,
ndeed, a great surprise when a pleas
ant voiced man answered, listened to
my request, and looked among the
found articles. Informing me thnt two
bunches, of keys bad been turned In. I
at once went to the barns and was
greeted by presumably the same per
son, who showed me the keys, which,
by tbe way, were not mine. lie seemed
really to feel aa badly about It as I did.
It waa rather late' In the evening, but
he went to the trouble to call other
barns, to nnd out If they had been
turned In there. .He showed -all the
deference and courtesy that could postl-
packed Ukoisardlnes In atxx. When who bought their property In good
ine Dnage at uossiyn is reacnea tne . xaim, ociievinK tne rouu wouiu ue run
bridge car and Bluemont cars are given ' properly and the fare be. kept at a rea
the right of way, and the overloaded ' sonable figure?
through cars fram the Falls are de-l Did this close corporation have any
talned anywhere' from five to fifteen I legal right to advance the rate with
minutes before they are permitted to out the consent of the Legislature of
cross over to Oeoraetown. and on nu
merous occasions the passengers, are
lorceu iu witjn. uvruH 1110 uuugc.
Coming out in the afternoon
the State of Virginia?
' This article has the Indorsement ot
every commuter to whom It has been
shown. R. L. MILLER.
ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS
No army orders to date.
Address' bv Co'- John E. Margette, of
New Torkclty, Salvation Army. 9
his enemies thought would cripple him a bigger and KD!a5BC'Two Llt,le nrlde"'" !:15 ai
stronger man than before the latest cannonade was poli-siThe areat Divide," ::i5 a
opened on him.
It is so with all the fights the Bosses and their
backers start on Roosevelt. They only make him
greater and more popular. This time they have
given the Progressive leader and the Progressive
movement its biggest forward push.
First monthly meeting of the Pennsyl
vania Society of Washington. Pythian
LeMuref'-cSncrtte A. Sanitary Con
Suction.' br E. P.- Cowell. Hygienic
Health Exhibit, Seventeenth and B
Beeular' mectlne of the Federation of
Citizens' Associations, Chamber of
Commerce, 8 p. m. ...
Regular meeting of Government print
lne Office Countll. No. 21. National
union, Typograpnicai icinpic, a -n. "
PubUe' meetlne of the Wilson and Mar
shall Democratlo Club, room 30,
Routnern DUiiaing, p. m.
Meetlne of Ascalon Temple. KnlKhls of
Knorasaan. Knights of Pythias, to
Natlonal-"Tho Other Man," 2:15 and
Coiumb'la "The Rainbow," 2:15 and 8:15
"; "V .,. tltil. Tl.laa , Oi.K anl
B1K n. m.
Chase's Polite vaudeville, 2:15 and 8:15
Academy "The Divorce," 2:15 and 8:15
Gayety "The Queens of Taris," 2:15
ana 8:15 p. m.
Lyceum Matt . Kennedy's "Tiger Lll
lies," 2:15 and 8:U p. m.
Rear Admiral N. E. MASON, placed on
the retired list of officers from Oc
tober 14; detached general board; to
Lieutenant Commander, P. N. OLM
STEAD, to navy recruiting station,
Lieutenant D. T. GHENT, detached
navy recrulttnv station. Indianapolis.
Ind., to Nashville aa executive officer
lieutenant C. H. BULLOCK, detached
linnniDai; to commano uagie.
Lieutenant A. H. Wad'.wdrth. Jr.. de
tarheri nnres.u of TVavlaatlon. Navy
Departmcnti to Navy Recruiting
station, Richmond, Va.
Lieutenant A. T. CHURCH, to Ugnnl
bal as executive officer andWavl
Ensign 8. N.,McCaughey, detached Ne
braska, tp Eagle.
EnaTgn D. T. Hunter, detached Eagle, to
Ensign N. W. Pickering, detached
Whitehead Torpedo Works, Wey
mouth, England, to temporary duty
Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department
Medical Inspector G. H. Barber, to
Marine Recruiting station, Boston,
Assistant raymwer J. j. UAH'NBV,
Professor of Mathematics H. M. PAUL.
to temporary duty Department of.
bly be exnected.
It Ms a pleasure to report a thing of
this kind. It seems to me that In tho
past year some particular Instructions
nave been Issued In this respect, as I
find that conductors and motormen
have alike Increased In courtesy, aa a
rule, A. R. RUSSELL.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
Arrived Abarenda, at Olongapo; C-3, at
New York yard; Justin, at Ban
SUIed Sylph, from New York yard for
Washington: Hector, from Philadel
phia for Tompklnsvllle; Potomac
'siliwg joj nmouoH tuo.li puui
frem Charleston for Norfolk, Mary-
First Time for Weeks
'Clerks Work All Saturday
Saturday half holidays are gone.
Today Is a full day In all of the Gov
eminent departments In Washington.
Unless another and more successful
movement Is started for beginning
tho Saturday half holiday season
earlier next year, there will be no
more week-end half-daya until July
7, 1913. In June of this year an ef
fort was made by some of the de
partment hoads to secure the half
days In June, on the theory that In
Child Found in Hotel
Sent to Orphan Asylum
The tny Infant found In the Tyson
House, Seventh and P Btreet northwest,
one day last week was ordered to be
sent to St. Ann's Orphan Asylum yester
day by Judge Callan, in the Juvenile
The child, given the name ot Lewis,
was found when a mysterious message
was received from Baltimore stating
that it was In a room at the Tyson
House. It nas taken to the Children's
Hospital and kept there until this
Here's a Book
Washington June was as warm as nfternoon, when brought to the Juvenile
any ot the other summer months. Court ...,.. .
1'resiuent xaxt, nowever, tuiicu iu avi i aii cuuria lu nuwiau iub vicuwia
the child have failed.
Ellxa M. Mosher, M. D., professor ot
physiology and resident physician at
Vassar Conrge, has written a ery
valuable and Interesting book for young
Kirls, dealing tlth the scheme ot the
human body and the relation of struc
ture and function to health and hap
piness. The name of this "message to
girls" Is "Health and Happiness," and
It Is published bv Funk & Wagnulls
Company, Of New York. Dr. Mosher
has presented the story In a series of
letters which tell what they have to
tell In a I'imple, clear fashion, with
much reverent and tact, but no Bqucam
lehness. .ne message is strikingly
original In Its teaching regarding the
Importance of acquiring right habits
of bodllv posture, and pointing out tho
sanest and simplest methods of doing
Simple home remedies are suggested
for minor Ills, and no person could read
the book without carrying away a valu
able fund of sound advice necessary to
the dally care of the body. The awk
ward, self-conscious person Is often a
sufferer from some minor disorder
which can more than often be cured by
a little care and without the services
of arphyslclan. Following Uic study of,
hygiene In the grades, tills book goes)
hand In hand nllh tbe study ot botany
and is -sufficiently scientifically written
to serve as an advanced primer ot