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TIIE WASHINGTON TIMES, BIDAT, OCTOBER 11, 1912.
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greatly more hazardous than in Germany, England,
or France unless the Federal and Stato governments
establish standards and 'systems for safety and force
railroad managers to live up to these.,
If all the passengers killed by our railroads in one
twelvemonth were slaughtered in a single train
wreck, American railroad managers might be aroused
to action as steamship owners were inspired by the
sinking of the Titanic. But the imagination of rail-
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rsad rulers is not stirred, nor is the public horrified,
by the killing of several Titanic loads of passengers
in train-wreck installments running over a period of
years a period which has yielded inventions by
which most of the railroad slaughter could be pre
vented. THE REMARKABLE TESTIMONY OF
MR. HILLES. .
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of Tha Tlrata which are sold, delivered, furnlahad, or mallad to
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Busseribed and wora to baforo ma thla flnt day of October,
A. D. Uli. THOMAS C. WILLIS,
(Baal.) . Notary Public
ttnttrad at tha Poat Office ut Washington, D. CL, aa aaoond elaaa
MESSAGES FROM ENGLAND.
Letters which were shown to us yesterday ought
to be of big interest to the American people soon to
yotc upon the economic policy proposed by Gov
They were letters from England. Letters from
some of the great manufacturing centers there.
Letters about industries in Yorkshire, Lancashire, and
the Midlands. Letters about the hopes and plans
and activities of British manufacturers there.
And the messages of those letters from British
manufacturers to a business man in this city were
that all English producers were confident of tho
election of Mr. Wilson; that they were rejoicing;
that they were eagerly making ready for the day,
after Mr. Wilson's inauguration and then his lower
tariff here, when they could flood our markets with
A British trade boom from Wilson's election.
British goods to sell in the United States where are
now sold American goods. British workmen em
ployed to supply for us articles from England now
supplied by American wage-earners at home. These
were tne joyous messages from England.
What docs the .American business man think
about it? What does the American wage-earner
think about it? What will the American voters do
about it at the polls?
THE METHODS NOT THE PROJECT
The Washington Times' recent account of the
action of the Chamber of Commerce and Board of
Trade in withholding support from the World's Per
manent Exposition movement until that project
should be placed on a public basis is the subject of
an extensive article in the current issue of the Man
ufacturers' Record, a Baltimore industrial journal.
The Manufacturers' Record seems to fail utterly,
however, to understand the objection of Washington's
business men. No voice has been raised here, or
elsewhere, except in the Manufacturers' Record
article, against the proposition of a permanent ex
position in Washington. The notable thing about
the whole movement is that prominent men in busi
ness and politics every whet e, at the Capital and
through the country, have hetrtily indorsed the idea,
assuming that it is to be carried forward in a proper
manner. The objection here is that the enterprise,
bo far, has been conducted on a strictly private
basis. Both Washington commercial and civic or
ganizations wish to help the movement and they will
do so just as soon as the projectors evidence a will
ingness to take the project out of the realm of pri
vacy and place it in control of a public committee
representing District and national subscribers.
In seeking to turn the action of the Washington
organizations in opposing methods into an opposition
to the project itself the Manufacturers' Record will
get about as far as it did in opposing another Wash
ington enterprise, the Southern Commercial Congress.
NEEDLESS RAILROAD SLAUGHTER
Inquiry so far made by the Interstate Commerce
Commission and the Connecticut authorities seems
to settle that the crossover wreck of last year did not
teach the New Haven managers the lesson which
might have prevented tho crossover wreck of last
A campaign that climaxed in a stolen nomination,
must needs summon a deal of mendacity to its sup
port. Accepting that hypothesis, and then contem
plating the remarkable testimony of Mr. Hilles about
campaign funds, the mystery about why Hilles was
made national chairman is instantly cleared. Mr.
Hilles is the man for the occasion. ,
Several days ago Hilles put' out the unsupported
statement that from twq millions to three millions
of dollars were spent in the fight for Roosevelt's nom
ination. This was so outrageous an exaggeration, so
indecent a perversion, that Mr. Hilles was marked
for a grilling and a humiliation from the time he
gave it the publicity that it could not possibly have
commanded but for his position as head of the Taft
Yesterday Hilles was before the Clapp com
mittee, and his effort to justify his charges proved
even more feeble than could have been expected. It
was hardly believable that a man in his station would
have promulgated such wild statements without any
evidence whatever. Yet when he came to testify, it
developed that he had no facts whatever to sustain
himself, except those that the Clapp committee has
adduced; and the better part of those facts had not
been brought out in the hearings at the time Hilles
made his accusation.
Hilles had charged that special interests had put
up two or three millions to nominate Roosevelt.
When he came to testify, he reduced his figure to a
pitiful fraction of the amount first named. To reach
this, even, he had to indulge extreme exaggeration.
What he charged was, in effect, that there had been
raised for Roosevelt a sum just about equal to that
which Charles P. Taft admitted spending in the pre
convention campaign of this year and the post-convention
campaign of 1008.
Now, those expenditures of Charles P. Taft did
not include his gifts to the pre-convention fight of
1908 and the post-convention fight of this year, which
probably bulked even more than the items which he
admitted. Therefore it is probable that when a
complete accounting of Charles P. Taft's gifts to his
brother's Presidential promotion funds is available,
if it ever, is, there will be a grand total of over a
million dollars, and probably nearer a million and
For Roosevelt to use less than one-third of this
constitutes in the Hilles purview a scandal; for Taft
to use three times the amount charged against Roose
velt, is laudable and praiseworthy!
The public's attention has been riveted on two
revelations of this inquiry. One is the gross use of
Taft family money to buy a Presidency for the fam
ily; the other is the cynical confession by the Stan
dard Oil's president that he has long been financing,
with vast sums, an influential group of people in. pub
lic life, EVERY ONE OF WHOM IS TODAY OP
From the Standard Oil coffers the yellow flood
fairly poured out to politicians who were the con
sistent, persistent enemies of Roosevelt. Foraker
was notoriously the leading Republican opponent of
Roosevelt throughout the latter's Administration.
Archbold identified payments of $44,000 to Foraker;
for "legal services," he said. Well, who could better
perform valuable "legal" services than a lawmaker?
Sibley is revealed anew as a sycophantic messen
ger boy for Archbold, doing his errands and writing
that if there is anything more I can do, let me
know." Sibley got his generous slices. Grosvenor,
a chief figure in the Cannon coterie of rulers of the
House under the old ring regime, "got his." There
always was suspicion of it. He was so bitter, so
malicious, so violent in his service of privilege that
nothing less could reasonably have accounted for his
Penrose was another of the precious beneficiaries
of the Archbold gratuities. Go on through the list,
and without exception it is made up of men who
hated and fought Roosevelt, who are now supporting
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What's on the Progrtm in
Various excuses were given for the company's Taft to the limit of their power.
The following Maaonlo organizations
will moat tonlcht: Bcottlah Rite Al
bert Pike Conalatory, 2d degree.
Eastern Star Chapter Takoma, No.
11: Cathedral, No. It,
The following I. O. O. F. organisations
will meet tonlcht t Lodges Central,
No. I, decree work; Metropolis, No.
It, and Phoenix, No. 23, business.
The following K. of P. organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges Byra
cuslsns. No. 10; Rathbone Superior.
No. 2. visitation. Pythian Sisters
Jlathbone Temple, No. I.
Meeting of McKtnley Council, No. M2,
National Union, and Georgetown Coun
cil. No. 1011. tonlarht.
The following Red Men's organisations
win meat tcmgni: ueneca ttid, no.
11; Mlneola Tribe. No. II; Idaho
Council, No. 1.
Meeting of the Cleveland Park School
and Community Association, and ad
dress by Dr. William C. Woodward.
District health officer, tonight
Entertainment by the board of direc
tors of the T. W. C. A. tonight.
Meeting of the Chemical Society of the
George Washington University, cnem.
lstry lecture hall, U2S II street north
Natlonal-'The Littlest Rebel." 1:15 p.
Columbia "Tha Rose Maid." 8:15 p. m,
Balaam Annette Kellermann. 1:15 t. m.
Chaae's Polite Vaudeville, 1:14 and 8:1
Poll'a Vaudeville. 2 and 8 t. m.
Academy "A Fool There Was," l:U
Maleatlc Musical Stock Company, 2
and S p. m.
Seen and Heard
failure to avail itself of the various safety devices
which reduce the chances of accident, but no ex
cuse was quite satisfactory and some excuses were
worse than none.
Commissioner McChord undoubtedly voiced a
considerable public sentiment when he asked the
Maw Haven vice president:
When are you going to quit thinking and
talking, and do something? Your road has
killed twenty or twenty-Ava people and Injured
nearly one hundred in threo crossover acci
dents almost Identical. When are you going
to do something except confer?
The case of the negligent New Haven is typical
of many railroad companies which stubbornly refuse
to take precautions suggested by continual and
heavy sacrifice of life and limb due to human error
and the craze for speed. Railroad managers will
go on holding safety devices dear and human life
cheap until Government steps in with orders that
will put an end to preventable killing and maiming
on railroads in the United States.
Just as' some railroad managers for many years
defended rebates and resisted Federal regulation in
any form, so do they still balk at the idea of en
forcing safety in train operation, and decline to keep
step with progress in invention if they are permitted
to lag behind its march.
Railway travel in this country will continue to b:
That is what this inquiry thus far- has shown. It
will show it with more and more emphasis as it gets
farther into the facts. That is the essence of the
whole business. The interests that have always
been accustomed to get what they wanted In public
affairs by paying for it were always opposed to
Roosevelt and his policies, they are today lined up
solidly for Taft.
Consider for a moment what must have been the
contributions to Taft, in the various phases of his
campaignings, from the Lumber trust; from the
Alaska syndicate, to which he tried to donate the
treasure house of Alaska; from the railroads, for
which he tried desperately to get the interstate com
merce laws emasculated, and for which he DID get
the Commerce Court created; from the tariff pets in
whose behalf he defended the Payne bill, secured
the reciprocity legislation, and vetoed all other re
vision measures; from the trusts that have beeh
"busted" into vast increases of their wealth and
power under the Taft Administration! It is' perfectly
plain that the Presidency has been used to serve
these interests. Archbold has confessed to the method
of payment, by the interests, for favors received.
Ihe chain of evidence is complete. The country will
not misconstrue it. The paltering misrepresentations
of Hilles wilt only serve as emphasis for the facts
of which the people are getting a small part
By the Fifteenth Cavalry Dana, at
Fort Myer, Va., 4 p. m.
ARTHUR S. WITCOMB, Director.
March. "Venl. Vldl, Vict" Hail
Overture, 'Tantolusqualen't ..Suppe
Walts Bpaagnole, "Andaluata,"
a rand Selection, "It Happened
In Nordland" Herbert
Flower song, "Hearts and Flow
Morceau elegant, "Love's Toung
Rag oddity, "Ratzassa Masiazza,"
March, "Waldmere'' ...Losey
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
By Ue D. S. Soldier' Home Bind,
at 4 P. M.
JOHN S. M. ZIMMERMANN,
Jewels that Aladdin or SInbad
might envy, gems that outshine the
wealth of Ormua and of Ind!
That's what Mr. Richard F. Prem
ier, locksmith and "lamp-doctor," of
712 Eleventh street northwest,
claims he has upon hla farm In
neighboring Maryland, and gives
evidence of It by wearing In his
cravat at least half a dozen of bis
diamonds, rubles, and other precious
"I've got every kind of precious
tone, except the emerald," Mr.
Preuiaer has aald from time to time,
"except the emerald." And now be
haa found a green diamond which
ought to console any emerald-craving
lover of Jewels. "It weighs more
than a carat, uncut," he continued,
after telling of his find, "and I offer
it tor 500. Humph, they know noth
ing, those fellows," he grunted con
temptuously, when asked if any
jeweler or expert haa passed upon
his gems. "I showed them to jew
elers here, and the experts at the
National Museum, but they said the
Jewels were nothing but rock crys
tal or aquamarine. Thoy are Ignor
ant. No, I do not have them cut; I
will not trust onyone'wlth them. It
anybody wants to buy them, they
must take them, Just as they are."
Army and Navy
March, "Under the Double Eagle,"
Overture, "International", . .Rolllnion
(Patriotic airs of two continents.)
Characteristic, "The Berpeptlne,
Belectlon, "Yeoman of the Guard,"
Negro oddity, "A Darky's Awak
A trip up the Rhine, "Old Hejdel-.
Description: Bailors' Chorus from
the "Flying Dutchman," Off on a
Trip up the Rhine, the Rhine Daugh
ters, Was 1st das Deutchen Vater
landT the Heart on the Rhine, Die
yacht am Rhine, Rhine Daughters,
Alt Heidelberg du Felnc, Perklo,
Reer Waltz, Die Drel Rosleln, Alte
Burschen, Helmllchkelt, and Oau
Finale, "Tha Blgnal"...., Clauder
"The Btar-Bpangled Barmen"
There Are Others.
Men- hold many odd "records" for
many odd things, but tha strangest Is
that hold by Major Frederick Calvert
originally from Maryland, of course
who resldee on Columbia Heights. For
seventeen years, he has ridden to and
from his office In tho War Department
every working day and during that
time he has never had a seat In the
"I was wounded severely In the civil
war," aald Major Calvert, "and be
sides, was Injured In the Ford's Thea
ter catastropho In 1S93.. Consequent!,
I am compelled, through lameness, to
move rather slowly. The times when
I ride back and forth are always just
those when other persons employed In
the Government are going to or com
ing from their work, like myself; and
so, the cars are always crowded.
"Oh, I manage to get along with It
all right," he replied, when asked how
he beguiled the tedium of his Journeys.
"I stand on the back platform, pull out
a cigar and light vpl"
The House of Matches.
, One of the moat attractive of the
articles In miniature cut out of single
blocks, or constructed from many bits
of wood or glass by persons whose time
hangs heavy for months on their hands.
Is a small house In the office of Mandler
& Co., on Eleventh street It consists
of a Lilliputian house, about ten Inches
square, made entirely out of matches.
The matches used are of the ordinary
"parlor" type, and a good many thou
sand enter Into the construction of the
little dwelling. It Is In Queen Anne
style, with porahes and verandas, whU
about a part of It runs an old-fashioned
Indians From Greeks?
A profeasor at the University of Vir
ginia has lately sprung the fanciful
theory Sjiat the Indians who lived
around the site of Washington wore
aboriginally sprung from Greek ances
tors probably some of the gang of
Ulysses, .lost .In his twenty years wan
derings. His theory Is based upon the
name of the Potomac river.
"The origin of a people Is most cor
rectly traced through the words that
aurvlve," he argues. "The name of the
principal river of that section Is Po
tomac. Now the ancient Greek word
for river Is 'potamos.' Tha adjective
derived from that noun would be 'pota
makos,' which modernized would be
'Potomac,' Just as from the Greek word
'traglkos' wo have the word 'tragic.'
The change of the first 'a' to 'o' la
very common In the lives of ancient
words; this would give us the word
'Potomac.' meaning the ''rlvery' river
that Is, the 'river of rivers,' or principal
river of the locality, which the Potomac
College Women's Club
Starts Winter Meetings
The first mooting for the season of
the College Women's Club will take
?ilace Saturday evening at the Washlng
on Club. 1710 I street northwest. Of
ficers and section chairwomen will con
duct a .reception for the 600 members
of the organization. Mrs. Lyman B.
Swormatedt, president of the club, will
give a short talk outUntng tho work for
Mrs. Swormstedt will be asalated In
receiving by Mrs. B. Dana uurana ana
Mrs. A. C. Muhae, vice presidents; Miss
M. L. Cooke, secretary: Mrs. John Har
ber, treasurer, and the following mem
tMtra of the executive committee: Miss
Harriet Richardson, a past president of
the College Women's Club: Mrs. Har
vey W. Wiley, Mrs. Joslah Qulncy
Kerln. Mrs. Willis Rice. Mrs. Thomas
TC Robertson. Miss Frances Chlckerlnr,
Mrs. C E. Blebenthal. Miss Elizabeth
Leach, Mrs. auien uiuer, ana Mrs.
Herbert D. Brown.
London Postal Chief
LONDON. Oct. ll.-ln the house of
commons today. Postmaster General
Bamuel moved appointment of a com
mittee to Investigate charges that he
showed favoritism In granting a twenty-eight-year
wireless monopoly to the
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
Arrived Saturn at Corlnto, Rocket at
Indian Head, Dolphin at Now York,
Truxtun at Ban Diego. Nashville,
-,, vcrmuiii, cjmem, vuican, ueor
la. Minnesota, Montgomery, Dixie,
Tennessee, Montana, Birmingham,
Cnester, Kentucky, Kearaarge, Iowa,
Maine, North Carolina, Washington,
Balled Vixen from Philadelphia for
New York, Reld, Lamson, Flusser,
Preston, Smith, Paulding, Drayton,
Roe. Terry, Perkins, Sterrett. Walke.
, Patterson, Ammen, Burrows, Mona
ghan, Trlppe, Jenkins. Fanning. JonttU
Lieutenant Commander J. 8. DODD
RIDGE, detached command First
Group, torpedo flotilla, Atlantic fleet,
and Reld; home, wait orders.
Lieutenant Commander J. M. LUBT,
detached Patterson; home, watt or
ders. Lieutenant Commander R. A. ABErt
NATHY, detached Ban Fraadaco;
to command Chicago.
Lieutenant. H. R, STARK, detached
command Lamson; to command Pat
terson. Lieutenant H. H. MICHAELS, detach
ed Naval Proving Ground, Indian
Head, Md.; to Arkansas.
Lieutenant (Junior grade) G. I..
SCHUYLER, detached Georgia; to
Naval Proving Ground. Indian
Ensign A. B. DYSART, to New Hamp
Assistant Burgeon W. E. FINDEISF.N,
to Naval Medicine school, under in
struction. Passed Assistant Paymaster P. 3. WIL
LETT, to navy yard. More Island,
Assistant Paymaster J. H. COLHOUN,
to Bureau of Supplies and Accounts,
Commander R. H. JACKSON, detach
ed Helena: to Navy Departmer.t,
Washington, D. C.
Commander O. B. MARVEL, detach
ed Monterey; to Helena.
Commander I. V. CHASE, to Mon
terey. Lieutenant Commander D. W. WURT8
BAUOH. detached Saratoga; to
Lieutenant Commander A. N. MIT
CHELL, dotached Rainbow; to
naval station, Cavlte.
Lieutenant Commander C. W. COLE,
detached Cincinnati; to flotilla com
Lieutenant Commander C R. KEAR,
detached Albany; to Monadnock.
Lieutenant Commander E. P. BVARZ,
detached Monadnock; to Albany.
Lieutenant L. H. MORGAN, detached
Saratoga; to Cincinnati.
Lieutenant R. W. CABANI8S. detarb
ed Albany; home, wait orders.
Lieutenant (Junior grade) B. B. TAY
LOR, detached Pampanga; to Al
bany. Ensign W. H. PASHLEY. detached
Mohican; to Rainbow.
Ensign K. F. SMITH, deuchad Naval
station. Cavltr. to Albany.
Ensign H. K. LEWI8, detached Sara
toga, to ClnclnnaU.
Ensign J. E. ISEMAN, Jr., to aid on
Ensign Gerald BRADFORD, detach
ed Rainbow, to Mohican.
Ensign L. C. DAVIS, detached Wilming
ton to Saratoga.
Ensign V. J. DIXON, detached Pam
panga, to Saratoga.
Ensign P. J. PEYTON, detached Plsca
taqua, to Pampanga.
Enalgn E. C. LANGE. detached Rain
bow, to Dale. ...
Enalgn C. J. MOORE, detached Monad
nock; to Balnbridge. ..,.,,
Ensign H. A. McCLURE, detached Hel
ena, home, wait orders.
Ensign) J. L. OSWALD, detached Dale,
home wait orders.
Ensign S. O. ORIEG, detached Barry,
home, wait orders.
Ensign j. C. CUNNINGHAM, detached
Chauncey; home, wait orders.
Ensign M. J. PETERSON, detached
Monterey; home, wall orders.
Ensign D. E. KEMP, detached Helena;
home, wait orders. ,,.
Passed Assistant Surgeon J. B. MEARS,
detached naval station. Olongapo, to
Passed Assistant Burgeon J. M. MIN
TER, detached Cincinnati, to naval
Assistant Surgeon J. V. HOWARD, to
naval station Canacao, ,.
Assistant Burgeon L. L. PRATT, do
tached Rainbow; to naval station,
Passed Assistant Paymaster E. H.
DOUGLAS, detached Rainbow; to
naval station, Olongapo.
Passed Assistant Paymaster II. H.
ALKIRE, detached naval station,
Olongapo; horns, wait orders.