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TH& WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12,-. 192.
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Ai D. Ml. THOMAS C. WILLIS.
tSeal.) Notary Public.
Knitted at tha Toot Office ut Waablntton. D. C aa" aecond claja
mall matter. .
and for so many centuries as has been the case in
the Balkans, not much mare of a firebrand than
this is needed to set the conflagration going anew.
The news flashed into every hamlet that Austria, had
indorsed what the propagandists, agitators, and revo
lutionists had been preaching for years, and that
Europe had assented. No other word could havo
come which would havo served so well to calm local
'jealousies and render possible a coalition of states
intensely antagonistic among themselves. No one
state could do anything against Turkey. United they
can tax her strength to the utmost.
In the faco of the Berchtold proposition the
powers' assurance to the coalition that, whatever the
war's outcome, there shall be no contraction of the
Sultan's European possessions is inconsistent and
sinister. Any Macedonian territory acquired by a
Balkan state is lost to Europe. The fate of Roumelia
proved that much. The partition of Macedonia into
states nominally under Turkish sovereignty could re
suit only in their sometime acquisition by the powers.
Its partition into states subject to, or their absorption
by, the present Balkan principalities would forever
In following up his proposals the Balkan races
have apparently followed what, from the powers'
standpoint, is the wrong road.
THE MASTER AND THE SCHQOLMASTER
. lij 1 AeW f i'
, This, is -the 420th anniversary of the discovery of
San Salvador, by Columbus. It is an excellent time
for us to take account of the progress of the world,
the advancement of mankind, the forward movement
of opportunity. Let us consider what would happen
if.we were suddenly surrounded with the conditions
of 1492 arid were obliged to get along with no more
comforts-, and conveniences of life than the most
favored of those days. Count up the things you call
necessities that were not then in existence and then
rejoice that Columbus discovered for you a country
so full of comfort and happiness as America in 1012.
MRS. EDDY'S SUCCESSORS.
It Is 'interesting that the choice of the exact
agents -who are to administer the fortune Mrs. Mary
Baker Eddy left to the Christian Science Church,
and thereby to succeed her as leaders, rests with a
Massachusetts court of law. The supreme court
ruling, which excludes the heirs who settled during
Mrs. Eddy's lifetime, establishes this.
It is altogether probable that men who are in
perfect sympathy with the church's belief and aims
will be named as trustees to perform this most un
usual task, as the decree looks to the administration
as' that of a charitable trust, and, moreover, as the
court refuses to accept the assertion that the Chris
tian Science faith is contrary to the policy of the
Commonwealth. But the final selection of the actual
successors of Mrs. Eddy in the leadership of the sect
becomes a judicial1 function.
UNDER A BLACK CLOUD.
The shadow ,4f the'McNamaras is brooding over
the dynamite conspiracy- case now before the Fed
eral court at Indianapolis and the plea of guilty en
tered by one of the forty-six defendants will cause
very little surprise. The fate of the McNamaras
leaves scant room for surprise in connection with
work which Burns uncovered in his trailing of the
men who destroyed property all over the country.
In the particular case of the defendant Clark,
wh'd' has just pleaded guilty, the evidence so far
brought "to light, beginning with the stick of the
umbrella he leff under the bridge where he did the
devilish work of dynamiting at Dayton, Ohio, is
damning at every turn. But there is a new and
pretty black phase to the present case, in the evidence
involving a police court judge, who is alleged to
have helped Clark get one of his desperate helpers
out of trouble before the whole terrible scandal broke
WHY DOES LA FOLLETTE KICK?
Senator La Foliette, who has pooled issues with
Bill Barnes and Boies Penrose to defeat Roosevelt,
has been raising the old scratch over the tremendous
amount of money he alleges Roosevelt spent in order
to obtain delegates to the Republican national con
vention. He goes so far as to make the assertion
that it wasmoney used in behalf of Roosevelt rather
than Roosevelt's popularity which kept him (La Fol-
lette) from being the choice of the Progressives at
the Republican convention.
Now comes La Foliette and files what he pur
ports to be a true statement of the amount it cost
him to get the, delegates he had at the Chicago con
vention, which statement says he spent $63,061.
He had a total of thirty-six delegates, twenty-six
of whom were from his own State. It is known of
all men that in Wisconsin Roosevelt made no fight
for any delegates, not even permitting his name to
go before the people out of respect to La Foliette.
So twenty-six of La toilette's delegates came to him
without any contest or opposition. That leaves ten
which He got at a cost of $64,000, or an average cost
of '$6,400 a delegate.
Roosevelt had'510 delegates on the test roll calls
at the Republican convention. Had they cost him
u much per delegate as did La Follette's ten, it
would have required a campaign .fund of $3,264,000,
a sum which not even the Now York World claims
was spent in behalf of Roosevelt.
In view of this comparison it looks as though La
Foliette were raising a fuss about Roosevelt's cam
paign fund in order to distract attention from the
money he burned up.
THE POWERS' HOLD ON MACEDONIA
.When historians of the future search back for
the cause of this Balkan war if a war of note does
occur the date of Emperor Francis Joseph's last
birthday will loom largo before them.
To mark that event, Count Berchtold proposed
to the powers the creation of a number of semi
independent autonomous states in Macedonia. Na
tionally, these several states were to be of Bul
garian, Servian, Greek, and Albanian color.
la countries where racial feeling has run as high
AT LAST. A DAVID IN THE HELD.
The Arlington Light Company, a little electric
concern 4n, Alexandria county, is taking the field
against the preposterous merger scheme which looks
to consolidating the public service utilities of this
District and the adjacent region. It is announced
that some of the officers of the Arlington Company
will seek to enjoin the transfer of that company's
control to the Maryland and Virginia octopus of hot
air capitalization, mysterious antecedents, and ex
Washington ought to feel thankful to the Alexan
dria county people who are putting their tiny cor
poration forward as the David to meet the merger
Goliath. For several weeks, since The Times un
covered the gigantic holding-company project, there
has been wonderment in this town about what it all
meant, but nothing has been done toward checking
the enterprise through any legal procedure, pending
a more definite determination as tp how public in
terests will be affected by it. If Washington can't
move to protect itself, it ought at least to encourage
the people who are taking up the fight, in a way,
for it. -
The Arlington company makes a showing that,
incidentally, illustrates what's the matter with Wash
ington's public utilities. This little concern, without
even a plant of its own to make current, buys its
"juice" and then is able to distribute it at 7 cents
per kilowatt; here in Washington, with the business
vastly greater and more dense circumstances that
should in reason justify lower prices we pay 10
cents. That explains why the Potomac Electric Power
Company is able to earn the dividends of the Wash
ington Railway and Electric Company, which owns
its stocK. It explains why the management of the
latter corporation, in order to reduce the obvious obe
sity of Potomac Electric dividends, deemed it fitting
to double its capitalization. And it gives very specific
illumination of the real reasons behind tht whole
merger scheme. It is a conspiracy against Wash
ington's hopes of more reasonable charges and better
conditions in all the future. It is a project that looks
to taking a vast aggregate of money out of the pock
ets of Washington citizens, and transferring it to the
yawning maw of this blue-sky monster of financial
The little Arlington Company foresees that ab
sorption by the holding company will be preliminary
to an increase of rates. Of course. Washington
ought to see that the merger intends among other
things to put an end to all possibility of reducing
rates in this city,
Whether any legal proceeding can be inaugurated,
in behalf of the people of Washington, is at present
under consideration in the office of the corporation
counsel. He has not been able to report to the
executive authority whether there has been, or is in
contemplation, any violation of law. One thing is
certain, and that is, that if there is no law that this
enterprise violates, there ought to be. Making ducks
and drakes of the great public utilities of this city,
with apparently no recourse for protection of the
public interest, is the sort of thing that should
be ended. Washington doesn't want a repeti
tion of the experiences which Boston had with Bay
State gas, years ago. This is no field for the oper
ations of Addickses.
There is a school of academic economists who
persist that nominal capitalization is an unimportant
consideration. They would see no particular harm in
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HOTEL CLERKS ON
STAND IN TRIAL OF
'E. McManieal's" Name
Written on "Register in
Seen and Heard
This Was Some Storm. i A Retired Statue.
Charles J. Bell excels not one wbltj When there went around the
INDIANAPOLIS. Oct. 11-IIotcl clerka
and boarding house keepers today con
tinued to hold the boarda In the dyna
mite conspiracy trial. It was oxpected
that tlio Government would consume at
least another week In building: the sce
nario of the Industrial drama.
When court met today there still were
forty-nve defendants. Instead of the ex
pected forty-six, for Daniel J. Brophy,
of Brooklyn, again was In a hospital.
Brophy was unable to, attend the open
ing of the trial because of a broken leg,
and when finally he was able to come
here he fell on the sidewalk and In
jured the leg again.
An Indianapolis hotel clerk showed the
Jury the name "E. McManlgaf on his
register, writuu in a remlnlne hand,
which laid the foundation for the Gov
ernment's allegation that Mrs. Ortle 13.
McMnnlgal was sent here from Chicago
to aid In the arrest of John J. Mc-Namara.
multiplying securities indefinitely, so long as rates
were controlled by a proper regulative authority and
besed on actual, not nominal, capital. The trouble
with this cheerful theory is a very practical one: it
doesn't prove out in actual experience. The fact is,
and all experience in this country proves it, that once
the capitalization is jacked up to some preposterous
figure, there is a tendency on the part of regulative
-authorities and courts to assume that it represents
something of value. Even where there are the best
regulative provisions, excessive capitalization gets
away with more or less swag. In a community like
this, where there are no such restrictions worth while,
the community would be at the mercy of the man
agers of such an inflated concern.
With the experience of the gas company's free
gift distribution of $2,600,000 of "certificates of in
debtedness" to its stockholders a few years ago still
before their eyes, and with the very recent doubling
of the Potomac Electric capitalization without shadow
of excuse or necessity other than to conceal excesses
of profits freshly in mind, the pepple of Washington
should realize the danger they confront. Those
former jobs in dilution of values and expansion of
"capital" by the vacuum-cleaner process, were ama
teurish and coarse compared to the one that is now
being hurried toward consummation in the hope of
beating Congress to it
Citizens Will Meet
The first fall meeting of the Connecti
cut Avenuo Cltlxens' Association will
be held tonight at 8 o'clock In the
auditorium of the Army and Navy Pre
paratory School, In Clnnectlcut avenuo
northwest, and several .committee re
ports of Interest to that soctton of tlw
city will come up.
J. P. Crawford, vice president, will
preside In the absence of David Selke,
the president, who Is out of the city on
a business trip.
What's on the Program in
more as a banker than as a racon
teur. When In a party where men
vie In telling of "moving accidents
by flood and field," by common con
sent he takes the floor last none
dares hope to hold, hearers lust re
galed by one of Mr. Dell's entertain
At a recent gathering, after the
others had pretty well combed over
their moat startling adventures, Mr.
Bell, hitherto silent, told the following:
"A few years ago," he said, "I
spent my vacation In the Muskoko
country, two hundred mile- north of
Toronto, Canada. The hotel was set
In tho midst of a wooded section of
"One morning, about 4 o'clock, I
was aroused by a blast like tho roar
of a park of artillery. Hurriedly
rising, I found that a hurricane or
cyclono, or some other Titan mem
ber of the storm family, had come,
hurtling out of the north and swoop
ed down upon us like a thousand
howling wild beasts. The sight was
the most fearfully grand I ever saw
and one that I nbver expect to see
again, and remain to tell of It. Trees
were snanDed like matches tossed
about on the roaring blast like shav
"When It had passed, we took ac
count of tho damage. You can gain
somo Idea from this single Item:
within one hundred yards of Uie
hotel, one hundred and forty-eight
trees had been cut down not blown
down, remember, but cut down, as
though with an ax and the small
est of them, by actual measurement,
was two feet In circumference. '
Meeting of Canton Washington. No.
I. O. O. F., drill tonight.
Meeting of Columbia Council. No.
and National Guard Council, No. 11W,
National Union, tonight.
Meeting of tho Connecticut Avenue
Cltliens' Association, Army and Navy
cent rumor that Oreenough's statue
of Washington was to be brought out
and set up in public again, all the
city asked: "Where 1b it, anyhow?"
and not one in a thousand could an
swer. Search discovered it tucked
away off In tho extremo northwest
niche of the Smithsonian building.
"I know of no authoritative design
to take It out again," said Superin
tendent Brockett, In answer to a
query. "I think he is sctl.Z here for
Since 1841, when the poor, nonde
script thing was brought from Flor
ence, the huge sixteen-ton monolith
has been pushed and pulled and
hauled about town no less than five
time's. The first few months it was
set up at the Navy Yard. From
there, It was taken to the rotunda of
tho Capitol. In 1843 it was removed
to the eastern side of the Capitol
grounds. There It staved for thirty
years, when It was moved to the
plaza In front of the Capitol. It re
mained here until 1908, the constant
target of critics and the butt of local
Yet the grotesque marble has not
lived in vain. It excited more mer
riment, in its day, than tho humor
of Josh Billings, or the wit of Mark
Twain, and anything that brings a'
laugh is good. Also, It was for years
the teethjng-rlng, bo to speak, upon
which callow Washington humorists
cut their teeth. He had Indeed an
atrophied sense of humor who
couldn't say something funny about
a man wrapped In a bed sheet, hold
ing a Roman sword, and labeled
"The Fathor of His Country."
MADE A BANKRUPT
. BY TIGHT SKIRTS
Jackson-Mack Company Is'
Forced to Wall by
NEW TOnK. Oct. 12. An Involuntary
petition In bankruptcy was nied In the
United States Court yesterday against
the Jackson-Mack Manufacturing Com
pany, makers of silk petticoats and ki
monos at 119 West Twenty-third street.
The liabilities of the tlrm are placed at
31,000,000 with 700,000 In unsecured debts
and nominal assets of $600,000. Rosen
berg & Levis, of 170 Broadway, repre
sent the petitioners.
Frederick W. Wakerteld was appointed
receiver by Judgo Hand with a bond
of J5O.000 and given authority to bor
row no.ooo to keep the business going
until Its affairs are settled.
In his application James N. Rosen
here stated that, a large part of the ac
counts have been 1 pothecated, that
the company Is without funds to meet
nli.lzatlons, and that Its president. Halo
Jackson, has been absent from the city
for about a week.
An Inventory of the company's nnan
clal condition on December 1 ,1111.
showed assets at JS21.6M and liabilities
1119.no. The company opened a. branch
at 153 West Fifteenth street last Bep
tember. . ,. ,
Mr. Jackson's absence caused. It Is
said, some of the large creditors to em
ploy on expert accountant to go over
th rwHikn. Arthur W. Well, attorney
for the company, and Herman Goldman,
attorney for Joseph S. Mack, are quoted
as saying that a plan of reorganisation
will soon be under way.
The concern turns out about 6,010
skirts a day and the business was nured
at about 11,000.000 a ear. Jackson was
popular! v known as the "silk petticoat
king" of America, and, according to
the trade, there was smooth sailing for
the nrm unlit the present style of tight
dresses came In vogue, making the de
mand for petticoats small.
Preparatory School, Connecticut ave
nue ana upton street, 8 p. m.
Open reception by the College Women's
Club, the Washington Club, 1710 I
street northwest, tonight.
Public meeting of the Wilson and Mar
shall Club, room 300, the Southern
building, 8 p. m.
National "The Littlest Rebel," 2:15 nnd
Rose Maid," 2:15 and
8:15 i. m.
Belasco Annette Kellerman,
bus p. m.
Chase's 1'ollte Vaudeville, 2:15 and 3:15
roll's Vaudeville, 2 and 8 p. m.
Academy "A Fool There Was," 2:15 and
8:15 d. m.
Majestic-Musical Stock Company, t
and 8 p. m.
LySeum "Miss New York, Jr., 2:15 and
s:m p. m.
Oayety "Social Maids," 2:15 and
Chevy Chase Citizens
Form Republican Club
Organization of a Chevy Chase Re
publican Club was effected at a meeting
last night of over 100 enthusiastic citi
zens of that locality, It being the Inten
tion to boost especially the canaiaacy
of Charles D. Waggerman. Republican,
for Representative to Congress, who Is
opposed to David Lewis, Democrat, and
of Arthur L. Wlllard, candidate lor cir
The feature of the meeting was the
address by John CI. Capers, 111 which
Roosevelt was scored for organizing a
Officers of the new Republican Club
are as follows: William B. Corby, presl
dent; Clarence. E, Dawson, secretary;
Evans Ilrowne, treasurer; and the fol
lowing vice presidents: Hon. S. J.
Pecle, Thomas E. Robertson, Vernon
Hodges, H. rrescott datley, Frank
Simpson, Ryan Devereux, C. E. Rich
ardson, A. Q. Huhrman, Walter C.
Clephane, A. L. Hoehltng, Jr., Charles
D. Parker, John L. Weaver. William P,
8. Curtis, and Titian W. Johnson.
I it li proposed to noiu in me near
future several mass meetings to further
boost the cause of the Taft party.
By Woodmen of America
At a meeting of A, R. Talbot CaVnp,
No. 11812, Modern Woodmen of Amer
ica, last night, plans were Inaugurated
for a new membership contest. District
Deputy H. H. Millard has offered a
diamond pin to the member procuring
the arcatcst number of new members
I bbfore the big class Initiation, which
will take place In February. Invitations
nere Issued for an entertainment and
eucher party to take place In the camp
hall, October 24.
West End Camp, No. 12033, met In Py
thian Temple. Consul Dr. D. F. Qlbbs
presided. A 'booster committee'" was
appointed to conduct a membership con
test for tha class Initiation In Febru
ary. Prizes are to be offered by the
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Meeting in Georgetown.
A meeting of the Georgetown Citizens'
Association has been called for Monday
night by President Albion 1C Parrls. It
will take place at the Potomao Savings
llflnk hnll. corner of Wliicnniiln QVAmiA
and 11 street northwest, and will be I
called to order at 8 o'clock. I
Stirred up Ire;
"What's the oddsf
Wires well fed;
Heads in red;
Fach will win;
Will end this din.