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NO DEFENSE NEEDED.
In a speech at Duluth, Colonel Roosevelt again
referred to Governor Wilson's charge that he is be
ing supported by the Steel trust.
As one answer, the governor's attention was called
to a statement in the Wall Street Journal, one of
the most reliable of financial papers, which says
that out of the twenty-three directors of the United
States Steel Corporation it is not believed more than
two are supporting the Progressive candidate.
They have opened the schoolhouses of New York
and Chicago for political debates. In New York an
invitation has been issued to the campaign managers
to take possession of the schools at certain times.
One more sign that the American people are pre
paring to get into closer touch with political affairs
and relieve the overworked politicians of a few of
All of which is in line with the- Progressive
ROOSEVELT IN MICHIGAN.
According to reports, reports in newspapers edi
torially opposing Mr. .Roosevelt and his cause, the
colonel and the Progressive party will receive an
enormous vote in Michigan with an excellent chance
of carrying the State. The .attitude of the public
toward Mr. Roosevelt was. indicated by the reception
given him in Detroit when 5,000 people crowded the
hall where he spoke with thousands more outside
unable to get in. The next day Harlan and Beds,
the men assigned to trail the Moose, got an audience
of 426 in the same auditorium. These campaigners
were hissed and hooted even by the handful that
heard them. All over Michigan the Progressive
spirit is increasingly large, and his campaign has
made an impression sure to be recognized in November.
A TARIFF FOOT NOTE.
If the wage-workers of this country need to be
reminded of the conditions of British labor with
which the Democratic party is trying to bring them
into unprotected competition, hero is a compict nd
enlightening rsnrnder taken from the United States
consular reports of October 0, 1012:
It is computed that one-third of the adult
workers of Oreat Britain are getting not more
than 25b. (16.08) a week; rather more than halt
not more than $7.30 a week; and one million less
than $4.00 a week. Food for a, family of flvo
persona, on the lowest scale, costs $3.35 a week
and rental $1,22. Clothing, coal, cleaning ma
terials, lighting, and household replacements are
estimated at the minimum of 89 cents per week.
Total expenditure, $5.45.
Let Mr. Wilson's economic tariff policy have a
trial here, and British wage-earners, then supplying
our market, can do better than they do now; our
own wage-earners worse.
York, where great wealth congregates, and the do
sire of that and other wealthy States to hold on to
mis source- or revenue puts a stumoiing-block in
the way of the enactment of the proposed Federal
inheritance tax that' will be 'difficult, if not impossible,
to remove. ,
Judge Goff, who is presiding at the Becker trial
in New York, is again demonstrating that a judge
can do much to expedite the administration of jus
tice. Though the case of the former police lieuten
ant is one that has stirred New York as few criminal
cases have ever done, a jury was obtained in three
days. We have seen this process drag out through
weeks, judges seemingly vying with lawyers in shilly
shallying and driving away frorruthe jury those most
fitted to serve.
No one wishes to see an accused person denied
any of his rights or deprived of a single opportunity
to prove his innocence. But an innocent man is not
put in jeopardy by the adoption of common-sense
methods of getting an intelligent jury to pass on the
question of his innocence.
Each time a judge, by sternly brushing aside tech
nical quibbles, shows that the law can be adminis
tered with promptness and celerity and at the same
time with fairness, he gives point to the criticism of
laymen who insist that the same policy shall pre
THE ASTOR FORTUNE.
That great fortunes are almost invariably ex
aggerated is shown again by the estimate placed by
appraisers on the estate of the late John Jacob Astor.
This estate has usually been spoken of as one of at
least $100,000,000. Frequently it has-been put much
higher. The real estate holdings amtfnnt to $62,-
000,000, the valuation of the appraisers being much
higher than the assessment for purposes of taxation.
Under the inheritance tax of New York the State
receives in taxes $3,150,000, the largest ever cov
ered into the treasury during the twenty-seven years
New York has collected an inheritance tax. The
amount of this tax ranges from 1 to 8 per cent, de
pending upon the size of the estate and the relation
of the legatees to the decedent.
The inheritance tax has been prolific in New
Governor Wilson's unfair and untruthful charge
that Mr. Roosevelt's program is ho program ,of tho
great trusts disgusts even the Democratic candidate's
supporters when they are honest. This' is tho strong
protest of jhe Newark Evening News, perhaps the
most ardent Wilson advocate in jhe country: ,
Governor Wilson has dopa'rted from his ac
customed falrncBB In charging, with' morely
promised proof, that tho Unltod States Steel
Corporation Is hacking Theodoro Roosovelt
for the Presidency.
Indeed, Governor Wilson has sevoral times
Intimated that the Roosevelt method for trust
control was devised by the trusts themselves,
and that In their desire to 'have that plan car
ried out they are supporting his candidacy.
A good deal of leeway may properly be
allowed In a warm political campaign, and as
suredly no one expects Governor Wilson to
adopt, advertise, and recommend tho proposals
of his adversary. Out we had expected the
governor to draw the line sharply on the safe
side of misstatement, and wo had not expected
him to follow blindly the Roosovolt-hatfers Into
their self-contradictory assertion that the worst
Roosevelt-haters of all are also his most ardent
For the rest, It Is a simple matter of history
that Colonel Roosevelt's dearost foes have been
tho predatory corporations and tholr retainers, .
and that his plan for regulating trusts Is one
whloh ho has advocated for nlno years, Is one
which every dishonest corporation fears to the
marrow of Its bones.
Campaign false witness sounds no better on Gov
ernor Wilson's lips than on a ward heeler's.
A VERY PRACTICAL SERMON.
Here are some observations about the street car
situation in Washington that are hone the less worth
reading because they are excerpts from a sermon
delivered in a Washington church to'day:
In tho Capital City of our country we have
two great systems of street railways. For many
years the financial control of ono of these com
panies has been a puzzle. Many have not
understood what was taking placo. Othors have
looked beneath the surface and see the capital
stock Increased without the Investment of any
money, the road called upon to pay dividends on
these millions of watered stock, and finally the
whole system wrecked, the stock put down to
10 or 12 and Investors ruined, while- promoters
It is a good thing that the pulpit should interest
itself in such strictly practical questions. The Rev.
Dr. John Schaick, jr., preaching at the Church of
Our Father, this morning, pointed out with unusual
clearness the reasons why these things are the busi
ness of the church, the proper texts for the pulpit.
Farther on he added:
If It Is right for the church to advocate public
health movements, It Is right for It to show why
we aB a community can only afford crowded,
disease-disseminating cars on some lines.
If It Is right to urge the old precept, "do Justly;"
to thunder again tho command "Thou shalt not
steal," to refer to human brotherhood and mean
It then tho church has a right to expose gam
bling In 8tocke of public service corporations,
and a solemn duty to pillory the gamblers at
the bar of public opinion.
Dr. Van Schaick not only has his morals on
straight, but he evinces a marvelously clear and tin-
clerical view of the highly practical aspects of stock
watering and jobbery in the specific case under con
sideration. His discussion of the pending, proposed
merger of public service corporations in this city,
printed in another place in this paper, will be found
highly illuminating and pointed reading. It is under
stood to be only the first of several sermons on such
timely and practical themes. They deserve, if the
others shall be as sensible and frank as this, to draw
THE KING IS DEAD; LONG LIVE THE
Youth will be served. Yesterday it was the un
conquerable Mathewson; today, it is the mighty
Bedient. A year ago, "Home Run" Baker was the
star of the world's series, who won two games, each
with a smashing hit, for the Athletics, and made
them the world's champions. Three years or so ago
the baseball world rang with acclaim for George
Rohe, third baseman for the Chicago White Sox, who,
though a substitute player, did the batting that made
the Chicago American League team the world's pen
nant holders. Rohe was not really a great luminary,
and it was only the "breaks" of the game that earned
him fame in a day. The succeeding season he was
farmed out to a minor league.
Then there is Murray, "clean-up thitter" for the
Giants, who last year went through the world's series
without a hit, and this year has come back to life
with a wonderful performance. Herzog, New York's
third baseman, is another star of this series, hitting
brilliantly, while Wagner, of the Sox, has fortified his
repute as one of the greatest infield defenders that
ever stepped on a diamond.
McGraw, manager of the Giants, was a veteran
of the game when Jake Stahl, of the Sox, was a col
lege player in Illinois. It was expected by many of
the dopesters that the greatest tactician of the game
would somehow "con" Stahl out of his chance in
the series; they relied on "Muggsy" to outguess the
younger man. Yet Stahl, thus far, has outgeneraled
the veteran at every point.
Poor Matty! His two games both deserved to be
winnings for him; but he lost them. Write it down
that luck was against him, that his support faltered,
that ho was opposing a team of wonders. The fact
yet remains that he is no longer young, that he has,
probably, lost a world's championship, that men like
Gardner and Yerkes have done unexpected and un
accountable hitting. In the chances of this premier
of all sports, he has met his Waterloo. He may
come back; but as the game goes, he has at last
taken on the handicap of years and hard luck.
There are wiseacres of the game who will tell
you that no world's series was ever played that was
better than an even-money proposition. That's what
makes it the game it is.
MERGER AS PLOT
TD FLEECE PUBLIC
Declares People Must Pay
for Stock Juggling of
(Continued from First Pago.)
manL Thav are hea-tnnlnv In fal n !..
which even stock gamblers recognise.
mm wmi la puoiic connaence.
"The people of the community are
waking up. They aro scanning critic
oily, and with moro Intelligence than
formerly, the action 'of directors who
took advantage of their poalUon and
special knowledge to deceive other
.stockholders, whom they wero suppoaed
to represent They nre asking If there
is not something peculiarly dlshonor
.' in.JL director buying out other
stockholders, some of them with very
mall holdings, which represent all their
savings, and paying them 34. when ha
knows, as a director and In no other
way that the stock will sell for nearly
three times that amount within a year.
They are asking If stock ramblers arc
nt to be directors at all. They are ask
ing. In the second place, what effect
such gambling In the stock of a public
service corporation has on them
whether forcing up, forcing down, wat
ering, wracking, means anything to
them'beyond a mere exhibition of finan
cial skill. And they are discovering
that It Is related to the price of gas
which they burn, of the electricity they
use, of the car tlcketa they are com
pelled to buy. It has a very Intimate
connection with the overcrowded, badly
ventilated, dangerous cars which they
are forced to use.
Public Now Has Rights.
In others words, every man who
pays, a 5 cent car fare has to pay
Interest on millions and millions of
dollars that never went Into the con
struction of the road.
"This Jobbing and watering of stock
has put oft Indefinitely the day of two
or three-cent car farca, with enough
seats for everybody.
"People are asking In the third place
If a public utilities commission, with
adequate power. Is not an Imperative
need of the hour. Tncy are asking and
demanding, and In that asking and de
manding Is one of the moat significant
phenomena of our day,
"It Is not so long ago that the state
ment 'It la none of your business,' was
final. A man's buslnesa was his own
business, and the business of no one
"We find now almost general accept
ance of the proposition that In the
management of nvery great public serv
ice corporation the public has rights.
"If this were simply an economic
problem, I should have nothing to say
upon It today, nut It Is more than
that. It Is a social problem. It Is a
mora problem. It Involves not only
the money but the health, the safety,
the happiness of the people.
Sight for Church to Act. ,
"If It Is rtglit for a church to advocate
public health movements. It is right for
it to show why we ss a community can
only afford crowded, dlseasc-dlsrcml-noting
cars on some lines. If It la right
for It to labor for parks. It la right to
labor for means to take the masaes to
the parks at rates they can afford. The
difference betwef n tho outlay of 50 cents
and 2 cent t take a family to the
Zoo on a Sunday afternoon Is often
the difference betwun going and not
"If It fa rleht for a church to urge
the old precept, 'do Justly,' It It Is right
for It to thunder again tne command,
'Thou stiRlt not steal, ir it is ami prop
er to refer to human brotherhood and
mean It, the church has a right to ex
pose gambling In the stocks of publlo
so vice corporations, and a solemn duty
lo nuiory tnc gammers nt tne oar oi
"We have today to teach not only m-
d'vldi'al morality but social morality.
Demands of Social Morality.
"Individual morality says, Take the
land, till the slol, make two blades of
gross grow where one grew before."
Soclau morality says: 'If you do take
the land, you have got to use It, you
can't hold It Idle. The land must feed
the world and you must help.'
"Individual morality says: 'Thou shalt
i-ot ateal.' Rectal morality lavi: 'Thou
shalt not steal br syndltute; thou shalt
not steal by bank wrecking; thou shalt
not steal by rebate; thou shalt not steal
Dy siock gamonng; tnou snait not steal
by moiopoty; thou shalt not steal by
Industrial tyranny or low wages; thou
shalt not steal by governmental extrav
agance and high taxes on the one hand,
or tax dodging on tho other hand.'
"inaiviauai morality says, thou
shalt not kill. Social morality says thou
shalt not kill by tenement houses; thou
shalt not kU by adulterated food and
drugs; thou shalt not kill by grade
crossings or unprotected machinery, or
Jerry building or child labor or lire-trap
theaters, or In the thousand and one
other way familiar to us all.
"Individual morality says "thou shalt
not bear false witness sgalnat thy
neighbor.' Social morality says: 'By
law we must curb the power of un
scrupulous, lying newspapers, and by
public sentiment Increase tha Influence
of those that tell the truth.'
"Indlcldual morality savs thou shalt
not commit adultery. Social morality
says we must look Into the economics
and ethics of a living wage. Consider
ra eaucauon, ngni tne wnite slave
trade, make.lt harder for people to fall,
and not so terribly hard when they do
fall to get up."
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Aa EDITOR OS" THS TIHKg.
Extols the Hurtle of a Fire Cent
. Theater' a'nd Asks ' For ' Better
Music In the Big Houses.
To the Editor of TUB TlMHHl
I am a great lover of good music
and am 'sorry to state that it Is a
very scarce article here In Washing
ton. A eertsTln little E cent picture
show In the down town district has
the best musicians to play the best
muslo published. This place has only
two alternate orchestras (violin and
piano), but with the grade of good
muslo they play and with the fire,
coloring, and style of the violins, ac
companied artistically, they play more
muslo than . the other theater or
chestras of from aleht to ten musl.
clans. Hoping you will give this In
print for the benefit of the real muslo
lovers, 1 remain, res
WALTEIl T. BMITHBON.
Here Is the Iteanonlnrr of a Han
' Who Treat the Political Bllui
tton Logically and Sanely.
To tha Editor of TUB TIMKS:
If Mr. Wilson cannot understsnd Mr.
Roosevelt's or Mr. Taft's aland on tho
And Mr. Taft connot understand Mr.
Wilson's nor Mr. Roosevelt's stand on
And Mr. Roosevelt cannot understand
Mr. Wilson or Mr. Taft's stand on the
How are we poor Ignorant cltlsens to
have any reliable Information?
The only way that I can see Is for
each man to think It out for himself,
and vote accordingly.
Personally, I have thought out Rooso
velt as being a practical and experi
enced man. The other two I regard as
a' failure and an experiment, and we
can't afford to try either.
W. C, HILL.
The Real Bonuon For the Advances
Of the Progressive Party.
To tha Editor of THE TIMES!
It has long since been msnlfest to
political observers that the Republican
party has outlived Its usefulness and
Is thoroughly moribund. From bad to
worse It haa at length fallen under
the domination of a graceless set of
politicians who are a menace and dis
grace to the cauae of decent govern-m-ni
it i nn lnnrer the rjarty of Lin
coln, but of such men as Hsrry New,
Chsrley Taft, et Id onlue genus.
And the Democratic psrty Is equally
unfortunate In the personnel of the men
who dominate Its affairs. It cannot be
gainsaid that each of the old parties
Is worse then the other. It Is the
knowledge of these facts thst has Im
pelled the American people to turn .with
such unanimity to the support of the
Propresatve party. They hope, and. not
without cauae. that Colonel Roosevelt
will prove equal to the taak of regen
erating the nation according to the
declarations of J the Progressive plat
form, and save our common country
from' the ills which are fast making
us a by-word and a reproach among
decent, people -erywhere. kjrk
The Beal Story of a Cold.
To the Editor of TUB TIMES:
Regarding the treatment of "colds'"
which was so ably discussed by one of
the speakers at the Hygiene Congress,
I have thought It would be more use
ful in mlaln the conditions and ma
chinery Involved, so the public could
recognize the altuatlon and treat It In
a practical uay.
In order to give an Intelligent method
of treating or preventing "colda." we
must have a clear Idea of what a "cold"
We recognise a flow of mucous from
the note or other air passages, aa a
morbid condition called a "cold." This
mucous Is furnished by a membrane
that lines the sir paseages. The mu
cous which Is. of course, at blood.heat
when excreted. Is Intended to raise tRe
temperature of the air before It reaches
the air cella. So you will see thst this
flow when Intended for this purpose, la
an absolutely necessary and very Im
portant protection to the system; other
wise the flow of blood to the lungs
might there encounter air that, lusfSad
of aerating It, might cause It to co
agulate. Indians breathe through the nose only.
For that reason the nasal membrane
retains the proper healthly condition,
though the flow of mucous may be
quite free. . Now the nervous system
Is a very Important part of the respi
ratory apparatus, operating the circu
latory machinery snd the mucous flow.
If It is embarrassed or confuil h a
sudden change from hot to cold air, or
me revcrae, a contusion of conditions
Is the result. The remedy then, for
Respond to Cries of "Murder'
and Have Tussle Taking Three
the morbid condition we call a "cold"
would be absolute quiet in a horizontal
position In fresh air of moderate tem
perature. This relieves the nervous
system; also the mucous secretory and
E. TRACT BISHOP, M, D..
Wants the Question of TenlllnUon
Given Hore Attention In Arrang
Ing Plans for Public Gatherings.
To tha Editor of THE TIMER:
Va have Just had a great hygiene
congress In our city, with wonderful ex
hibits and Inspiring addresses by fa
mous physicians and sanitary experts.
But I think everyone who listened to
these valuable talks will agree with mo
In thinking that they were given under
conditions which were most unhyglenlo.
The ventilation of tho rooms wss so
poor that after the first lecture the air
was almost unbearable and of course It
did not Improve during the day.
This again calls attention to the
presslnr need of a properly constructed
convention hall In our great Convention
City. When such a building Is erected,
let us hope thst a perfect system of
ventilation will be the first considera
tion of the builders.
I am told bv sanitary engineers that
there are plenty of ways of ventilating
large buildings. Rut they are expen
sive, and the people who build prefer
to spend the money upon things which
make more show expensive stono or
marble. Inside decoration, or other non
And this In an age of great hygienic
education and reform. M. C. O.
Complains That Virginia Snbnrban
Clerks Have, No Dependable
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
Cannot something be done to Improve
the service on the Waahlngton and Old
Dominion Electric Railway lines? Af
fairs have arrived at such a state that
a Government employe has no certainty
that he will arrive at the office on time
unless he walks Into Georgetown, arriv
ing there sufficiently early to catch a
Capital Tractlorr car fifteen or twenty
minutes before .
I have been late at the office three
times In the last two and a half weeks.
Including thla moraine, and men farther
out or) the line have been late five or
more times during the aame period.
This morning the cars were delayed
on the Great Falls line, and between
twenty and thirty people walked to
Thrtfton Junction from the Cherrydale
and Marwood stations In order to catch
a poselble Iliuemont .car. In a few
mtnutea a Rluemont car ram., atnnr
and paased us. the mntorman calling
oui viiui anomor car waa coming. Had
una cur un us aDoara, ana it did not
appear to be 'half full of passengers,
some of us mlrht hnv. Art-ivH at i,i
desks on time, ss It was, the "coming
later, so that all of us were late.
This Is only one of many similar com
plaints that any man on the line hus
to make. c
Can't we be, assured of a sen Ice, bar
ring occasional unavoidable accidents,
that will at least be generally aatls
factoryT Why, If or tardiness con
tlnuea. some day some of our division
chiefs will be advising us to change
our residences for others In Some well-
i-ervca zone oi iravei. we are not rent
ing; we are buying our homes. We are
not enronfe kickers, hut we do aak that
we be at least reasonably satisfied with
our car cervlce.
A CITIZEN OF CUERRYDALE.
INTO TRACK FENCE
LIGHT AND UTILITY
Promises to Cause Bit
' ter Legal Battle.
A bitter 1i--al hatlln nrrthaMv a,lr
be waged within tha next few day
OVer the nrnnnl.if tn.frlmr tt tth
Arlington Ulectrlo Light Company
wim me Maryland and Virginia Tub
lie Utilities Holding Company. '
Certain officers and directors of the
Alexandria county light company and,
tho Arlington company win carry aa
appeal tomorrow to the Virginia couf t
of appeals, in an effort to obtain tho
-.emporary injunction denied them by
Judge Thornton In the District court
Unless this order Is granted by tha
court tomorrow it will be vain, aa
the stockholders' meeting of the Arl
ington company, which It seeks to
prevent, is to bs held at Cherrydale
tomorrow evening. Bbould the court
df appeals fall to act, the contesting
officers, represented by Leo P. Har
low, of Alexandria, will carry the
case, It Is understood, to the Vir
ginia supreme court.
Application for a temporary re
straining order was made to Judge
Thornton late yesterday afternoon by
"V'SK-f ,.,aJT ow ?na T- HartmaiJ
nf Philadelphia, vice president of the
Alexandria county company, and F. F.
Waller, vice president of the sama
company and a director in the Arling
ton company. Advocates of the
merger drew first blood when Judge
Thornton, after a preliminary hear
ing that extended Into the evening,
refused to Issue the order. Mr. Har
low will appear before the court of
appeals In luohmond early tomorrow
morning. A meeting of the directors of the
Washington and Virginia Railway
Company, the company that operate
the Alexandria and Mt. Vernon, Great
Falls, and Falls Church lines, will
be held Wednesday to take action on.
the merger proposition.
D. A. R. CANDIDATE
Mrs. William Cumming Story, of
Capital, Is Indorsed In
Biplane Smashed and Operator
Wounded in Race With
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct 1J. While mak
ing a descent in his Curtis biplane here
today, Earl Bandt, of Erie, Pa., had
a narrow escape from Instant death
when his machine crashed Into the fence
surrounding the county race track.
The machine was damaged to the ex
tent of 1500, and the aviator escaped
with severe wounds In the head and
shoulders. Bandt remained In the air
about seven minutes.
Fred Engler, of Cleveland rode a mo
tor cycle around the track at a terrific
-'In and the 'aviator was tryinu to
follow him In the air when tho ac
Sergt. Harry Lohman and Detectives
Simpson and Howes, of the flrst pre
cinct, who wero the victorious princi
pals In a battle royal with three active
colored citizens In a house In Slater's
court, between E, F, Twelfth and Thir
teenth streets northwest, last night, are
bu little the worse this morning for the
tussle, though each of the six thought
It well to see the Emergency Hospital
Sergt. Lohman went to the house In
response to cries of "Murderl" When
he made a reconnaissance and saw what
was before him he blew his whistle, and
the detectives closed In behind him. As
they were going up the stairs Lohman
came down, a flight at a time, en
deavoring to catch James Watson,
while Delia Fox rode on his brood
shoulders, fighting, biting, scratching
and kicking. Lohman was uppermost
nt the bottom of the last landing, unJ
was struggling to maintain his position
when a second avalanche came doun.
It was a whirling mass or the nrma
and legs of the detectives and Abra
Tho prisoners were Anally subdued,
but each of the officers Is willing to
testify that h has been In the wornt
Individual and collective right of his
Evening Services in tbe (Dburcbes
THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF THIS CITY" The Rev. C. W. Whitmore,
the St Thomas' Church, 8 p. nt.
"ST. PAUL'S DOCTRINE OP THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY"
The Rev. Randolph H. McKim, tbe Church of the Epiphany, 8 p. m.
"RECENT PERVERSIONS OF THE DOCTRINE OF HELL" The Rev.
Wallace Radclilfe, the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8 p. m.
"A BEATITUDE FOR THE UNPOPULAR" The Rev. Charles Wood, the
Church of the Covenant, 8 p. m.
"OLD TESTAMENT CHARACTERS" The Rev. Donald C. MacLeod, the
First Presbyterian Church, 7:45 p. m.
"MARTIN LUTHER, PROPHET OF A NEW FAITH" The Rev. L. Mor
gan Chambers, McKendree Methodist Episcopal Church, 8 p. m.
"LESSONS FROM A BAD-TEMPERED MAN" The Rev. James Shera
Montgomery, the Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church,
8 p, m.
"MANLY TRAITS FOR THE TIMES" The Rev. W. R. Wedderspoon, the
Foundry Methodist Episcopal Church, 6 p.m.
"THEOLOGY OF HUMAN SPEECH" The Rev. J. M. M. Gray, Hamllne
Methodist Episcopal Church, 8 p. m.
"HEART TOWARD HIGHWAY" The Rev. J. J. Muir, the Temple Baptist
Church, 8 p. m.
"CHRISTIAN CONVERSATION" The Rev. E. Hei Swem, the Centennial
Baptist Church, 8 p. m.
"THE ETHICS OF THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC" The Rev. Samuel H. Wood
row, the First Congregational Church, 8 p. m.
"THE LEAGUE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD" St. Patrick's Catholic
Church, 7:30 p. m.
"THE GOSPEL TOR THE DAY" Sermon in Swedish by the Rev. A. J.
Eustam, the Luther Place Memorial Church, 8 p. m.
THE CONVERSION OF A OABINET OFFICER" The Rev. George A.
Miller, the Ninth Street Christian Church, 7:45 p. m.
THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS" The Rey.Hermon S. Pink-
ham, the Immanuel Baptist Church, 7:45 p. m.
"DEGREES IN HEAVEN AND HELL" Tho Rev. John E. Briggs, the Fifth
Baptist Church, 7:4s P- m-
Friends In Washington of Mrs. WIU-.
iam Cumming Story, the progressiva
candidate for president-general of tha
D. A. n.. are delighted with the recep
tion her candidacy Is having throughout
the ountry. Yesterday the State confer
ence of tho D. A. R. In Vermont unani
mously endorsed Mrs. Story for presl-drn-tgeneral
and will send U full dele
gation to the ongresa next April to
work for their favorite. This gives Mrs.'
8tory practically the whole of New
England. Including the States of" Con
necticut and aMsaachuaetta.
Her candidacy la growing In the South
rapidly and her friends claim that her
rletlon will be a walk-over. The recent
action of Mrs. Matthew T. Bcott, president-general
of the D. A. R., In declin
ing to support any candidate and al
lowing each candidate to gain support
wherever she could, has aided Mrs.
ijtory's nances greatly.
Mrs. John IMUer llorton, of Buffale,
who had hoped to obtain Mrs. Scott's
endoraement and become the adminis
tration candidate. Is reported to be on
the verge of withdrawing her name.
Her friends here Insist that she win re
main In the field until the last votes are
counted, tlthough thev are openly dis
couraged at the recent turn of events.
CHANCE AT CUP
Sir Thomas, However, Will Not
Try to Race Under Present
NEW YORK. Oct. IS. Sir Thotoiaa
Llpton stepped on American soil for the
first Ume in three years today and
talked about his hope that hs would
have another chance to try. Jor the
America's cup. But he made It clear
that he had no Idea of doing anything
In the matter of Issuing a challenge un
der the old rules.' '
"It Is absolutely Impossible," he ssld,
"to build a boat strong enough to coma
over under her own soil and then ex
pect such a boat to compete with oM
built here on racing lines.'
Whether the New York Yacht Club
will concede this mooted point to Sir
Thomas Is doubtful. It is generally
conceded among yachtsmen that It
would be only sportsmanlike to give Sir
Thomas a chance on equal grounds with
the defending yacht.
FARMER FOUND DEAD
Persons Attending Early Mass
Discover Neighbor Burned
"TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. lS.-Nelghbora
attending early mass today discovered
the charred body of HI Alden, thlKf'
seven, a farmer near Hodgate, In a
ditch beneath his burned automobile.
Roth hands and both legs were burned
oft and head and body burned to a
Alden was returning alone Saturday
night from the Puthnm county fair, at
Ottawa. His car skidded a mile and
a half from his home, turned turtle,
and pinned the victim beneath It, It
developed at the coroners hearing that
Eaesersby had detected an odor at
urnlng flesh between 10 and 11 o'clock
Let the Dead Past, Etc.
Father Mildred, If you disobey again
I will surely spank you.
On father's return home that evening
Mildred onco more acknowledged that
she had agsln disobeyed.
Father (ilrmly) You are going to lm
spanked. You may choose your owu
time. When shall It b'
Mildred fUe years old, thoughtfully)
Yesterday. Woman's Home Compaaiao,