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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1912.
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cisions to let New York win the pennant. An ac
cusation like this is treated with as much gravity as
if it were one lodged against a judge on the bench.
Either the umpires will be disgraced or their accusers
will be expelled from baseball. An issue liki that is
never shirked. It is always met and settled right.
If the government of American public affairs
were as efficient, honest and courageous as the gov
ernment of American baseball, there would be little
graft and little complaint of favoritism. The rulers
of the game are responsive to .the sentiments of the
great democracy which they represent so' faithfully.
If only the people generally would take the same
alert, intense and, persistent interest in their affairs
of government that American fandom unflaggingly
devotes to its beloved sport, perhaps we should have
as'good a public service as the republic of baseball
'gets from its appointed stewards.
'WHAT THE "HARRIMAN FUND" TESTI
The story which Charles Edward Russell told'be-
THE OLE .A. ID I 3ST G- BATTER
rUULiauED EVKnr evening in the yeah.
THE SltjNSEY BUILU1NO PENNSYLVANIA AVK.
Washington, D. O, Tuesday, October 8, 1013.
Published by The Wathlnaton Times Company, Munsey -nulldlng,
Pennsylvania avenue, Iwtween Thirteenth and Fourteenth itreets,
Washington. U. C.i Frank A. Munsey, Preeldent, 115 Klfth.sve
nue. New York. N. T.J Win T. bewsrt, Vice Preeldent.
lit Fifth avenue. New York, N, Y.I Fred A. Walker, Treaaurer
and Ueneral Manager, Muneey Building, W aahlntton, D. C; IV
11. Tltherlnslim. Secretary, 175 Fifth avenue. New York. N. Y,
BUDSCIUFTION BATES BY MAIL.
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the circulation uf The Washington Tlmee as detailed, and that the
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of The Tlmee which are sold, delivered, furnished, or mailed to
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V , Otneral Manager.
District of. Columbia, ssi ' '
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Entered at the Poet Office at Washington, D. C, a second class
THE DEMOCRATIC DODGERS.
The Massachusetts Democrats in their State pro
nouncement did'what they atuld to help Wilson out
"of the plight in which he stands on the tariff. Not
a word is uttered by them of the declaration aeainst
protection as unconstitutional. The stheme of tariff
for revenue only on which Wilson stands and which
he represents is dropped and ignored. It is a sly
campaign dodge, and rather a bold one.
THE, CAMPAIGN PROBE FLUKE!
As Senator Penrose and his allies contemplate
the results of their campaign-fund inquiry, which was
intended to injure Roosevelt, but which has done all
its execution at the breech instead of the muzzle,
they must realize that they confront a really serious
The anti-Roosevelt material has not been ex
posed and turned into pro-Roosevelt material! Now
we confront a period in which the facts about other
men's campaign funds, other parties' relations with
the contributing interests, must be put under the
glass. It is very certain 'that the others will not come
off so well as Roosevelt has done.
. The conspiracy against Roosevelt could not pos
sibly have done him so much good if it had been
arranged by his friends, and supporters. The malice
and venom that inspired it were made so apparent
that Roosevelt's vindication is the more effective.
, .END OF THE HYGIENE EXPOSITION.
The proposal to establish in Washington a perma
nent exposition, similar' to that which was brought
together during the international congress of hygiene
and demography, is excellent; but it does not cover
the entire ground. Washington is an excellent place
for audi an exposition, and there should be one hec.
No other city could handle it so well, because here
it would command best the co-operation of the Gov
ernment departments dealing in such affairs.
But the people will not and cannot all come to
such an exposition; and it is of such supreme im
portance that the exposition ought to be carried to
them. Three or four special trains touring the coun
try all the time, would be well worth while. There
are several States that are now doing just such work
as this, and they have produced magnificent results.
A permanent exposition of this sort in Washing
ton, witn tnese railroad expositions on wheels as
supplements, would constitute a most effective way
to get this work to the people. Nobody could spend
an hour in the booths of exhibits at the recent con
gress and not realize that the public is eager for
more knowledge of those very practical subjects
with which these displays and demonstrations .dealt.
Unquestionably, most of the States would' co-operate
with the National Government in bearing the ex
pense and devising means to popularize the work.
Cities would do as much. An exposition train, accom
panied by lecturers, could doubtless be kept moving,
even if no dollar of appropriation were provided for
it while on the road; cities, counties, States, and
philanthropic individuals or societies would soon be
found making provision for the expense, in order to
get the great object lesson brought to their communities.
BASEBALL'S MODEL GOVERNMENT.
Eight years of world's championship baseball has
yielded a gross revenue of nearly $1,126,TJ00 frQtn
about 884,000 paid admissions. The attendance of
170,800 and the gross receipts of $342,000 for Jast
year's six games between Giants and Athletics broke
the records to smithereens. . Grandstand and bleach
er and perching-place capacity will be strained today
and every day until the annual -question of baseball
supremacy is settled.
With baseball at the top of its popularity and
financial prosperity, as these figures show, it is aston
ishing that the game has been kept so free from the
gambling scandal which has ruined horse racing m
the United States for the time. Considerable betting
does go on in spite of the resolute efforts of the base
ball authorities to keep their sport free from its
blight, though the gambling cannot be indulged in
at the grounds. The tradition against contact be
tween professional gamblers and players has been
stubbornly upheld. Most of the wagers made are of
the character indulged in by political partisans over
Occasionally the repute of baseball as a clean and
, honest sport; in spite of its professionalism, is hurt
by such an incident as the favoritism and graft of
ticket speculation for the 1011 world's series. The
men who rule the game dealt with this vicicus busi
ness effectively, and what little speculation in tickets
occurs this year is unavoidable.
Another happening that shows how vigilant are
these guardians of the good name of baseball is the
prompt action taken on the charge that umpires of
the National League favored the Giants in their de
fore the Clapp committee yesterday, when corrected
by the testimony of Judson C. Wellivcr, is in all es
sentials a confirmation of the statements made by
Colonel Roosevelt anofj. Pierpont Morgan last week.
Mr. Wellivcr said he got his information from
Mr. MacVeagh. The letter's statement was .that he
was in the office of Mr. Morgan when a telephone
call came from E. H. Harrim'an'. Returning from
the phone, Mr. Morgan said that Harriman had been
to Washington, dined with the President, and now
wanted a campaign contribution.
This, far from being inconsistent with the state
ments made by Mr. Morgan and Colonel Roosevelt,
supports them. Colonel Roosevelt emphasized the
point that Harriman came to him to get money; not
that he went to Harriman "for it. Harriman had a
deep concern .about the New York campaign. He
wanted Higgins elected governor. Harriman had
been the politico-financial backer of Odell, who was
retiring from the governorship. Odell and Harriman
had nominated Higgins for governor. Durng that
campaign there were reports in the press, which will
not have been forgotten by people with political mem
ories, to the effect that Harriman had deep concern
about getting a friendly governor elected. These.re
ports were in effect that Harriman was financially in
terested in some contracting operations on the Eric
canal. A change of administration might interfere
This story, if it was true, provides a complete ex
planation of the personal concern of Mr. Harriman
about having Higgins win. The Senate committee
will doubtless be able to get definite testim6ny on this
point, if it cares to push the investigation into that
phase of the matter.
Assuming that Harriman had such a personal con
cern about New York's State election, the whole sit.
nation becomes' plain. He knew that Roosevelt was
going to run very much stronger than Higgins, and
he was worried, j? The betting, in the later days of the
campaign, ran up to three to one in favor of D-Cady
Herrick, the Democratic candidate; ka situation cal
culated to give concern to Mr. Harriman.
Mr. Harrirnao had given freely to the campaign
already. That is the testimony of Colonel Roosevelt.
He told the President that he didn't feel able to give
any more; yet he was worried about the State situa
tion, and, of course, he pointed out the possibility of
the national ticket suffering if the State ticket should
be permitted to be mired down. So he wanted Mr.
Roosevelt to intercede, with the national committee
for some financial aid for the State committee.
Colonel Roosevelt testified that he promised to
take the matter up 'with the State committee, and
that in fact Secretary Loeb did communicate with
the national committee authorities, and express the
hope of the White House that the national committee
could use its good offices in behalf of the State or
ganization. As a result of this request, the national
committee did undertake to aid the State committee
in raising some more money. Mr. Morgan" said that
when he was approached for another $50,000, it was
with the explanation that the State campaign needed
more money, and that the national committee was
interested in raising it. Mr. Morgan added that he
would not have given it but for this assurance of the
national committee's concern.
That Mr. Harriman, after getting this promjse
of help from President Roosevelt, should go back to
New York and personally appeal to Mr. Morgan, !s
perfectly natural and logical. Having a keen personal
interest in New York, he would hardly have omitted
to place all necessary emphasis on the concern of
President Roosevelt about the matter. The money
Mr. Morgan testified that this money was paid in
cash. Mr. Welliver's recollection was that Mr. Mac
Veagh said a check was sent to Mr. Harriman. Six
years had elapsed between the occurrence of the in
cident and Mr. MacVeagh's narration to Mr. Welliver;
two more years passed before Mr. Welliver was asked
to recount the matter before the Senate committee.
Either of them might have" been in error as to the
recollection of that detail.
The main 'fact is that Harriman was the man with
the acute interest about the State campaign; that
he asked help, instead of being asked for it. On
these points the testimony of Colopel Roosevelt and
Mr. Morgan is strongly confirmed by that of Mr.
It is inevitable that this Harriman incident will be
misrepresented by the hostile press. It is the one
real reliance of Roosevelt's enemies in their effort
to make out a case against him. Inasmuch as the
testimony, as now in the record, all points to a con
clusion altogether favorable to Roosevelt; inasmuch
as the theory of Roosevelj enemies has collapsed in
the face of the facts, there is nothing left for his
enemies but to misrepresent, misconstrue, and garb'c.
This they have done, and will doubtless continue to
do; but the essential facts are perfectly clear, and
they amply sustain Colonel Roosevelt's declaration
that his aid was sought by Harriman.
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Steubner Is Fined
For Sunday Selling
Because the Brand Jury of Prince
George county did not move aa expedi
tiously as he thought It should yester
day, Charles B. Calvert, attorney for
the 8tate. in tho effort to clean things
up In that county, caused Philip J.
Steubner to be arrested' last night by
Constable II. Garrison on a charge of
selling; liquor on Sunday. Steubner was
taken before Judge Wlssman, at Hy
attsrllle, and was fllvd (150.
Steubner la proprietor of a well-known
roadhouse on the Bladeluburg road,
near 'the District line. Two witnesses
wore that he was running hla place
wide open on Sunday, August 11, and
that he sold liquor to scores of people
on that day.
This Is the sixth conviction that haa
been obtained alnce the clean-up in
Prince aeqrge county was begun. Two
others arrested for violation of the
Sunday selling law havo demanded
trial by Jury.
What's on the Program in
Seen and Heard
"I suppose he Is made of the same stufftas.other men."
"Good gracious, not Ue'a a tenor!" Baltimore American
Tho following Masonic organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges Acacia, No.
18. special, p. m . F. C: regular. 7.30
p. m ; Takoma, No. a. business. Royal
Arch Chapters Mt. Iloreb. No. 7,
mark; Potomac, No. S, It. A. Knights
Templar De llolay Mounted Com-
manuery. mo. 4. ilea cross Scottish
Kite Evangelist Chapter. Knights of
Rose Croix, business. Eastern Star
chapters Electa, No. 8; Bethlehem,
The following Red Men's organisations
will meet tonight: Lodges Webster.
No. ; aolden Rule, No. :i; Amity, No
17. Encampment Fred D. Stuart, No.
7, degree work.
The following K. of P. lodges will meet
tonight: Webster, No. 7: Excelsior,
No. It: Qermanla, No. 18. vlsltaUon;
Capital. No. :: Myrtle, No. 25.
The following Red Men's organlgatlons
will meet tonight: Idaho Tribe, No.
15; Osceola Tribe, No. 19; Waneta
Council, No. .
Reception by the president of the Worn.
n's Relief Corps Department of the
Potomac. O. A. H.-1118 Euclid street
Meeting of the committee on nubllo
health, the Washington Board of
Trade, 7:30 p. m.
Meeting of the universities committee,
Washington Board of Trade, t r. m
Lecture by Robert Pyle on "Among he
Roses In Europe" assembly hall,
Business School, tonight.
Annual flowewr. fruit, and egetable
show of the Brookland Brotherhood,
Reading by Pref. George C. Ketdel, of
the Library of Congress, on "Aucassln
and Nlcolette," reading room of the
blind, Library of Congress, 4:45 p. m.
Meeting of the Washington Alliance of
Jewish Women, Eighth Street Temple,
5. an tv m.
Meeting of the Randle Highlands Citi
zen's Association, Baptist Church,
rtaywr roan, tonigni.
Supper in honor of Fred B. Smith at
the Y. M. C. A., 8 p. m.
National "The Littlest Rebel," 8:15
Columbia "The Rosa Maid." 8 IS p. m.
Belasco Anette Kellernmnn, 8,15 p. m.
Chase's-Pollte Vaudeville. 2:15 and 8.15
Poll's Vaudeville, 2 and 8 p. m. .
Academy "A Fool There Was." 2, IB
and 8 15 P. m.
Majestic-Musical Stock Company, 2
and 8 p. m.
Lyceum "Miss New York, Jr.," 2.15
and 8.15 p. m.
Oayety "Social Maids," 2 15 and 8:10
Washington s Famous Goose. j
Old "Doc" Bransjle has returned to
town after an extended absence and,
as the society editors say, "la now
at home to his many friends" at the
barber shop at 300H Tenth stroet
Three years ago Doc, wearying ot
bachelor life, migrated to Virginia,
and, taking some score ot wives, ad
dressed his energies to rearing nu
His recent return was dramatic,
almost tragic. A few days ago, as
an old friend, who Uvea next to Doc's
town residence, was passing a com
mission merchant's place on Louisi
ana avenue, be heard a well-known
voice, as who should say: "Well,
well, how are you anyhow? And
what'n Halifax am I doing In this
sort ot affair?" Gazing down, the
In boyhood, more than fifty years
ago, hearing people tell tales of
treasures burled along the shores
above where tho Navy Yard Is now,
and I often saw rusty knives and
box-hasps and even coins turned up
by the plough on the banks of the
stream between Anacostia and Blad
ensburg. It was the generally ac
cepted belief that they were part ot
the loot burled by Blackbeard and
Sharkey and other genial cut
throats of the Spanish Main."
Wants a Little Law.
"I have tho highest regard for our
public schools," remarked Mr. J. J.
Darlington whose views are al
ways ot public interest when asked
his opinion, recently. "But I believe
It would be a, benefit if there was
taught In them a short course of law.
friend beheld Doc who, I forgot toi""1"?'"' ' '" luo u,ner scnoois. Not
mention, Is a portly old gander-1 " ta" or Practice any more ,haJ
poking an Inquisitive beak out of a "" arithmetic includes civil
crato where he was immured with ntneerlng-but the simple elements
half a dozen ot his progeny. V" tt" ". that a man needs in
Of course, it turned out to be an a,l "ness. but now must learn
awful mistake of some careless experience; such, for Instance, as
hireling at the goose ranch, where enUal parts of a contract or
In Connecticut Cities
NEW HAVEN, Oct. S. Democrats
swept the boards In two of the three
cities holding elections yesterday in
Connecticut, electing mayors and a ma
jority of the council In New London and
Norwalk and the mayor In South N01
walk, though the council In the latter
city la Republican. Of the fifty-four
Inwm vntlnr on llnuor license onlv
fourteen went to the "drys," u gain of
six towns In all for the "wets"
There are now eighty-one license and
sixty-seven no-llcense towns In thn
State, aa against seventy-rive and ninety-three,
respectively, last year. Rldgc
neld voted license for the first time In
Army and Navy
The following transfers are ordered to
take effect this date:
First Lieutenant QULIELMUS V.
IIEIDT, from tho TwenUeth In
fantry to the Tenth Infantry.
First Lieutenant REUBEN C. TAYLOR,
from the Tenth Infantry to the
Doc was a parlor boarder, this ship
ping ot him to market In a thrice
Doc was released, and waddled as
swiftly as was compatible with his
dignity for Doc is a gander ot
standing in that locality around
the corner to the barber shop. Push
ing open the door, he gave the as
tonished Charlie Brangle, bis mas
ter, a look ot reproach for his negli
gence and, with a murmur, which
meant: "dee, but it's good to get
back to town," settled in his old
place by the stove and listened to
the gang talk baseball.
"He's the best watch-dog in' the
city," said Mr. Brangle, and one's
thoughts flew back to boyhood's his
tory and the geese that saved Rome,
Hunting Duried Treasure.
"If one longs to go hunting burled
pirate treasure, he doesn't have to
go any further than the Eastern
Branch," remarked Mr. Robert Dale,
who, for many years, has lived overJ
Good Hope way and knows all the
traditions of the country about
Washington. "The early histories
of Maryland and Virginia frequent
ly speak of how that stream was a
rendezvous for 'sea attorneys,' as
Byron calls them, and how, after
they had made some specially food
haul In the Southern Waters, they
would sail hither to rest and enjoy
their gains. I can also remember,
deed, and customB of banks and mer
chants. These. I understand, are
only taught in special courses ot
schools; not in the regular curricu
lum. I think it would be a great
advantage to young people, Just
starting out in the world.
"I'heard of a student who took the
degree of master ot arts at an emi
nent unlrerslty," concluded Mr. Dar.
llngton, with a smile, "and that very
day cashed the original, duplicate,
and triplicate of set of bills ot ex
change. Don't you think a little less
Latin and a little more law would
have served him better?"
Another Furnace Mystery.
"It Is a strange coincidence," said
one of the clerks at the Public Li
brary, In speaking ot the recent trag
edy of Arthur Webster, "that in the
only othor furnace tragedy in the
United States, one ot the parties was
named Webster. That was the case
of Prof. Webster, of Harvard Colr
lege, who, on November 23, 1819,
killed Dr. Parkman, a prominent
citizen of Boston, and consumed his
body in hs laboratory furnace.
Complete Identification was made, in
that case, not so much through the
charred bones that were found in
the ashes ot the furnace, as by the
teeth also found there, which a dent
ist Identified as Parkman'a through
some work be had done upon them."
Lieutenant C. S. JOYQE. detached navy
ard. Portsmouth, N. H.. October
15. 1912: to Wyoming
Lieutenant ERNEST FRIEDRICK. de
tached works of E. W. Bliss Com
pany, Brooklyn, N. Y., October 15,
1012: to Arkansas
Ensign W. W. WEBSTER, detached
North Dakota: to Panther.
Ensign R. E DENNETT, detached
Washington: to Petrel.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
Arrlvea-Supply. F-J. at Port Angeles.
Gloucester, Lebanon, Culgoa, Sterl
ing, Caesar, Idaho, Celtic, Solace.
Orion, at North river. New York.
Balled-Alert. F-l, F-2. from 8an Fran
cisco for Watsonvlllc, Salem from
Boston for Tompklnsvlllc, North
Carolina. Nashville, from Ports
mouth, N. II., for Tompklnsllte.
Here's a Book
. "Changing America," by Edward Alt
worth Ross, who Is also the author ot
"The Changing Chinese," Is a dispas
sionate review of sub-surface tendencies
of modern society. To those tendencies
which, because of their very nearness,
are not taken seriously by many think
ers, he gives his attention, and very
broadly states exact conditions In a
forceful manner. A middle Westerner
by birth and education, Prof. Ross has
lived for twelve years In the East, tho
Far West, and Europe, and hence 1b
able to bring to the comparison of tho
middle West with the East no small
breadth In objectivity. Unhampered
by any social, religious, or other Influ
ences which mako men biased In their
opinions, he sets forth the superiorities
and shortcomings of each section of thu
country with the cool impartiality of
the man of science. lie Insists that tho
middle West Is unlike the East, not
In respect to types, but In respect to the
proportions In which the types occur In
the two sections. By showing the rising
of the divorce evil, the crowding of
women Into industry, the commerciali
zation of newspapers, and the falling
birth rate, he points out definitely In
what respects America Is changing. Ho
has not tried to paint a startling pic
ture, to push radical proposals, or to
ride hobbles. The book Is not written In
an argumentative vein, but rather when
a tendency Is noted he urges speclflo
remedies, not long-winded and aguc1y
general social reconstruction. The book