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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912.
the Wiurftmgtoii time
PUBLISHED EVEHY EVENING IN TUB YEAH.
of their enormous resources or is he just going to
cut off a little here and a little there? '
What is he going to do with the trusts? And
how? Has ho set forth any specific method by
which he is going to handle them?
What does he offer the working classes? Is he in
favor of any specific reforms, any definite, clear-cut
legislation that will benefit the industrial classes?
Labor, trusts, tariff the three big issuc3 of the
campaign. Where docs Wilson, within four days
of the election, stand upon Jny of them?
Now, honor bright, can you nail down a single
promise Wilson has made this campaign, accom
panied with the specifications, to which you can hold
him -in event he is elected?
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BUBueilll'TION HATES II Y MAIL.
1 ma S moa, moa. 1 yr.
pally and Sunday 10.80 10. M ll.TS MM
Vallr only ti .75 160 100
Sunday only .25 .59
Total grout, Oct. 1913 J MI.2M
Average groan, Oct. 112.. 47 k
Total net. Oct. 1112 .. ..1.071 M7
Average net. Oct 1112 ... 39.T81
Total grora, Oct. 1912 1TS,:U
Average groaa, Oct. W2.... 4 570
Total net, Oct 112 150,081
Avernge net. Oct 112.. . si mi
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A. D 1112. THOMAS C. WILL1R.
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mall matter ,
GOVERNMENT BUDGET IS BOOSTED.
During the recent session of Congress a cheese
paring "economy" program aimed to produce the
appearance of economy, even though the fact might
be sacrificed. At the end a total of $1,019,000,000
had been voted from the Treasury. A saving of
$7,000,000 as cornpared with the previous session
was the pitiful occasion for much Democratic for-gratulation.
It was perfectly understood that in fact tin's ap
parent saving had been effected by staving off
necessary expenditures that would require fo he met
later. Now comes the proof.
The budget prepared for the coming scession's
consideration by the executive departments figures
up $1,100,000,000. It may be pruned somewhat; not
.much. The policy of pushing the snowball along
ahead and watching it grow and get harder to push
will not serve the purpose again. The bills will
have to be paid this time, and they will probably
foot a bigger total than ever before.
Buncombe will get a backset when the next
appropriation total is calculated.
EFFICIENCY RATINGS FOR CIVIL SERVICE
The civil, service, under direction of the last
session of Congress, is preparing a scheme of effi
ciency ratings for Government employes. On the
showing made in these tabulations will depend pro
motion, salary advances, demotion, and even tenure
This is an excellent idea provided.
Provided what? Provided that along with this
mathematical system of appraising the usefulness of
employes there is devised some plan that will MAKE
IT HUMANLY POSSIBLE to enforce such an effi
Efficiency is not going to be scientifically attained
at the cost of pitching the old and wornout clerks
into the street. Rating systems may be figured out
from now to kingdom come; but they will not
produce results such as are desired, until there is
coupled with them a proper procedure for weeding
out and retiring the less competent workers.
Ideal efficiency will not be bought at the price
of misery and starvation for hundreds of faithful
employes who are past the top notch of producing
capacity. Systems ore well enough; but they will
fail before the human element in the equation.
The civil service will be put on the road to true
efficiency when a system of retirement and pension
ing is devised. Not sooner.
SOME FIGURES TO REMEMBER.
On the eve of election, it is well to keep in mind
the facts which are available and incontrovertible,
concerning the attitude of the voters.
In twelve States last spring there were primary
votes. They resulted thus:
Taft. Antl-Tatt. Plurality. Plurality.
California 69,345 181.439 115,094
Illinois 127,481 309,609 182,128 ....
Massachusetts .. 86,722 85,157 1,565
Maryland 26,099 29.124 3.025 ....
Nebraska 13,351 63.580 50,229
North Dakota... 1,876 57.789 55,913
Ohio 118,302 181,379 63,017
Oregon 20,517 51,396 30,879 ...
I'ennsjlvania .. 193,063 298,962 105,899
South Dakota.. 10,944 57,966 47.022
Wisconsin .. 47,514 133,154 85,840
New Jersey.. . 65,500 84,500 19,000
Total 780,774 1,537,255 758,046 1.565
The results of these primaries do not tell the
whole story of what may be expected on Tuesday.
The primary voting at that time recorded the senti
ments of Republicans. They were Progressive by
more than two to one. Add to that Progressive
showing the vast proportion of voters who at that
time were Democrats but who are now Republicans,
and the demonstration is still more conclusive.
The polls, straw votes, and various tests of senti
ment that are coming in the last days before elec
tion all agree in one thing: that the swing is toward
Roosevelt. It is exactly as it was in the last days
before the primaries in States like Ohio, Illinois,
Pennsylvania, and California.
WHAT WILL WILSON DO FOR YOU?
The campaign is practically oer. Only two men
arc in the race Roosevelt and Wilson.
Now be honest with yourself. Sit down and tell
yourself just what Wilson is going to do in event
he should be elected.
Either from memory or friendly newspaper re
ports of his speeches put down on a slip of paper
the list of things he has specifically promised to do,
and how he has told you he is going to do them.
Get rid of what vou think he is going to do, or
what somebody else tells you he is going to do, or
what Bryan says he is going to do. or what some
newspaper editorial says he is going to do, and nail
down just exactly, what it is he has promised.
What is he going to do on the tariff? Is he going
to reduce the tariff so that it will kill off the trusts
the last of the industries that can be killed because
IT SOUNDS LIKE INTIMIDATION.
The National Civil Service Reform League has
interested itself in behalf of the Government em
ployes of Washington, apropos of the effort of the
Democratic organization here to extract contribu
tions. The Washington Times first gave publicity
to the remarkable circular letter that National Com
mitteeman Costello was sending out, notifying civil
service people that "every Democratic Congressman
would receive a detailed statement after election of
all those contributing having a residence in his dis
trict." At that time, this paper advised civil service
people not to pay any attention to any such implied
threats. True, the Democrats have placed them
selves in a position to terrorize Government workers,
by reason of the effort, last session, to wreck the
whole civil service with the seven-year-tenure clause.
But any Government employe who is innocent enough
to suspect that his meager contribution will help
stave off that purpose of the Democratic machine,
is too unsophisticated to deserve the privilege of
spending his own money.
The attitude of the Democrats toward civil ser
vice reform was made perfectly plain when the
House adopted the seven-year limitation of civil
service positions. It may be presumed that if the
next Administration is Democratic in all its branches,
there will be a desperate effort to enact just such
legislation, if not something worse. The civil service
reform idea never got far with our Democratic
friends, and the situation might as well be looked
squarely in the face.
The Democrats have served notice that if they
get the chance they will rip the civil service to pieces.
The Progressives have as their candidate the
only candidate who possesses a chance to beat the
Democrats the man who did more to place the civil
service on its present decent, self-respecting, business-like
basis. Roosevelt, as President, extended
the civil service to many thousands of positions. He
insisted on the merit rule, and its observance in a
wider realm than had ever been delimited before
for it. He is the one man whom the civil service
can look to as its tried and tested friend.
This one thing constitutes the best possible rea
son why civil service people ought to support Roose
velt. Place over against Roosevelt's record of re
form in this direction, the insinuating letter of Com
mitteeman Costello, and there can be no doubt about
the duty of the Government workers. They can't af
ford to have their destinies in the hands of a man,
or a party, that sends word to them that "Congress
men will receive detailed statements' of all those
contributing." That is a return to the worst vice of
the old spoils system.
Mr. Costello may apologize and explain and in
sist that he didn't mean to hold up or scare anybody.
Then what in God's name did he mean by putting in
The Democratic national committee has been
asked, by the Civil Service Reform League, whether
it approves the Costello hold-up letter. It has declined
to answer; it will neither approve nor repudiate the
letter! Mr. Costello, it says, was made committee
man by the people of the District, and is his own
However, nobody has heard of the national com
mittee sending back any money contributed because
Government employes were smirkingly assured that
"every Democratic Congressman will receive detail
ed statements of all contributing." There is only one
Don't send Mr. Costello a dollar, and don't send
a dollar to any other campaign fund if you don't
want to. Don't be afraid to give to whomever you
please. Don't be held up, bulldozed, intimidated. And
when you come to vote, just think over the question
of whether your interest is with Costello or Roose
velt, the life-long civil service reformer.
THE INTEGRITY OF TURKEY.
The fundamental proposition that the integrity
of Turkey must be maintained has not been aban
doned by Europe. The partition of Macedonia into
autonomous states under the sovereignty of the
Sultan could have been accomplished by Europe with
out war. The allies know this, and the formation
of such states is not what they are fighting for. It is
safe to say that there is hardly a Bulgarian, Greek,
or Serb in the Balkans today who is not dreaming of
the restoration of his race to the imperial position it
has at one time or another occupied in Southeastern
Such dreams are as incompatible with peace in
the Balkans as has been the autocratic rule of Mace
donia by the Tuiks. If the powers' interests are to
he considered, they must be dispelled. And it is
hardly to be expected that the pride and conscious
ness of strength which so rapid -and easy a defeat to
Turkey would engender in the allies would render
them the more ready to listen to the powers' wishes.
One naturally hesitates to assert that hostilities
should be continued an hour longer than is neces
sary. Nevertheless, it would probably be better for
humanity in the end, and a smaller total of blood
shed result, were the Turkish defense protracted.
A victory hard-earned and leaving the allies them
selves unable to fight a-fresh might be something on
which the powers could build. They are only too
likely now to insist each on its full reward. And if
this spirit is carried to armed resistance against in
terference, it will open a way for a serious rupture
between the greater powers themselves.
DR. DOOLITTLE AS
Strict Stand on Pure Food
Law Understood to Be De
laying His Appointment.
The Day and the Man
President Taft In expected to an
pounce n number of appointment, nfier
tlio (lection, one of which will bo that
of the now chief of tho IJurc.ui of
Chemistry, to succeed Dr. Ilarey W.
About the time Congress ndjounuil.
It uppeiircd Dr. It i:. Dooltttle, acting
chief, would bu appointed As a mutter
of fact, President Tt'tt callid In Dr.
Doollttle and talked with him and also
conferred with tho .MIchlRan delegation
the members of which strongly urged
Dr Doollttlo's appointment. It mm
considered nettled Doollttle would lit.
Since then, the matti r has dragn-4.
and now thciv Is much doubt If Di
Doollttle will bu appointed. Opposition
Is aroused to him among Home of the
manufacturers who aio hit hy the pure
Strict Stand On Beer.
Dr Doollttlo has taken a stand 'oi
strict Interpretation of the pure food
law with relet enee lo lxir This has
cost him opposition from blowing In
terests FnilerllnR the whole business Is did
to he the fact that tho enemies of Di
Wiley In tho Department of Agrlcultuio
and out of It lire still bus The) want
to get encr, man ousted who Is looked
on as a filend of Dr Wiley. It Is well
known that Di Doollttle and Dr V Ue
were ftlends when Dr Wiley was cli'i f
of tho Ilureau of chemlitry
Tho Influence of ecretnrv Wilson
and Solicitor McCalio Is (i edited with
being thrown agnlnst the advancement
of anjone wTlo (a looked on as a sup
porter of the Wiley notions of pure food
Other Names Discussed.
Several names ate now being talked
of for tho succession to Dr. Wllej unit
there Is mtnh speculation what tlu
Piesldent will finally do about It Tho
vacancy has been allowed to oxNl fur
..n unusual time considering the Impoit
ance of the office Those who hae
bei n watching the situation ale busy
wundcilni' whcthir the I'lcsldent Is
Mlng lo 'eld to piessuiu and t ill ll
(town Dr Doollttle uiiil put III mi offi
cial whom the food maiiufacturt rs will
legurd as llkih to bo lenient towiuds
them and decide doubts In their luvoi,
Hear Admiral William Henry H. Southerlnnd, V. S. N, who has Just
been thanked by the women of Granada, Nicaragua, for the part ho and
his marines plajcd In suppressing tho recent revolution In tho tiny re
public, was horn In New York, July 10, 1852, and was graduated from the
Annapolis Naval Academy, in 1872
He married Miss .Mary Rodman, of Hopklnsvllle, Ky , August 1, 1877
He was promoted through the various grades to a captaincy In 1906. He
served In the Spanish-American war on the Cuban coast In command of
the r S S Magic, and was a member of the Board of Inspection and
Survey, 190C and 1907. He was made a member of the Naval Examining
and Retiring Board laM jear His handling of the delicate Nlcaraguan
situation in tho recent "intervention" has won the praise of his superiors
He is a member of the Army and Navy Club, and his home is at 1921
N street northwest, this city.
Albany Leader's Name
Among Those Suggested as
Taft's Running Mate.
IN PEACE AT LAST
WASHINGTON TIMPS Ilc'ItEAF.
A.NACovri.v, r , sov :
The remains of Charles I'ortcr Don
oan, the 'chewing gum peddler,"
were hurled jesterday afternoon In
Congicsslonnl C,'cmetcr At tho con
clusion of a quiet icrvlco held in the
undertaking establishment of Thomas
Nallcy, In Eleventh street southeast,
where three people outside of those
who wcro serving as pallbearers gath
ered at the last iltos, the bodv was
borne to the cemetery acros the way
and Interred The Rev Siuuuel W.
(irafflln the pastor of tho Anicostla
M i: C'hureh. ornelated
Donoan had lived here for seven
eara hobbling away on his dutches at
dawn with his stock of chewing gum
und shoe laces, and returning at night
fall Children came to know him most
becauso of his Jolal greeting and his
generous i,lfts of gum to the little
ones. Ho was fort-two jears old.
of Mrs Frank Illlnn, In Talburtt street,
In the form of a Halloween party.
Those p'esent were Misses Nellie Con
way, Florence Don, Mary Warren,
Nellie Warren, Helen King, Viola Pez
old. Mla Goddurd, Thelma Arnold,
Mrtlce Stone, Kdlth Dewdnej, and
Helen and Florence Illlnn
Woman Leaves Bequests
Lodges and Husband
Scvciiil lodgis of women ai uaimd
as henellclailts III the will of Mrs Pils
ealla Irving, which has been llled for
piohate Among tho bequests are 550
to DMhil Chaptei, O. D, K t to
Ladles' Immediate He liable- Itcllcf, J5"
to the Ladle h' lleiiellt I'nlon, and 10
lo Dutchi I C'ouit
The. iinidining i stale, asldo from
somu mlnoi bequests, Is left to her hus
band, Henry Irving,
Illowing a big steamboat whistle as
ho hastened awa from his wife s houso
In Minnesota uvenue, where time bud
bein ail oltercatlon, William Talbeit. a
oung white man. hmught about his
arrest l'olleeman Ogle, at 'twining
Cit, half a mite awa, heard tin blasts
anil arrested Talbeit In Oood Hope
Mis. Talbert told the police that her
husband, who has been living away
fiom home, hd gonu to tliu houso and
hud knocki d her down twice, llu was
charged with assault
Mrs JumcH Carter has given up her
position at Uio tlov eminent lloipltul
for tho Insiu.u and has lemovnl to Aim
eoslla, whole Mi Carter, oni of tho
Institution's supervlsois, has had erect
ed u handsome dwelling.
Mlneola l'llbe, No II. Impiowd Order
of Hid Men, Inducted aoveial candidates
Into the lodge at last nlglit's nueiiug,
when W M Carver, suchem, niesldtd
John Cilbbons, a joung man lMng In
Flint e lieiugc count), Mil, who has
relatives heie, has been removed to
Preivldenco Hospital suffering from a
fractuied leg He was engaged In pla
lur with a number of companions when
he stumbled over a rut In tho nadwa,
tallying him to fall 'I ho accident hap
pened ut Woodvllle, Md
Tho III Kt social ol the Junior Crochet
and Ktnhmldf i Club of Anucostla vvus
held on Thursday evening In tlM humu
Hunters After Quail.
Treston C King ot tho Chesapeake
and Potomac Telephone Company, Is
spending the day on the Marland
shoro of the Potomac, near Mai shall
Hall, on the plato or Hervy Knight,
quail hunting He Is accompanied by
Wilson Knight and Dr. A. V Parsons,
who huntid In that section oBterday.
Tonight thev will go "possum hunting.
What's on the Program in
Annual fall examinations for Hoy
Scouts, Washington (lolf Club, Hosb-
ii. v a , mis uiit riioun.
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.tit inn,; ui lilt- .tiuiuiii jipnucniiiwii ni
tho Northwestern University, Calvary
M i; Church Columbia road, neat
Fifteenth stieet, S p m
Ainuim. mteiiiiK ot llie j-enusj ivanlll
Sotletj, Pjlhlan Temple, S p m.
llitmilii. ti,n. ll.ii' if llin m1....l. .. t c.
-.p....... .v...in ... ...u ..Ionian ,t fiU
elety of VV i hlngton. Cosmos Club, I
Mi e ting of the Federation of Citizens'
Associations, Chamber of Commeicc
looms, b p, in
Deinouatic rail, convention Hull s
Milling of Canton Washington, No 1
I O O. F, tit 111 and social session,
Informal discussion ot tho Question et
who will be placed on the ticket with
President Taft, to 1111 the vacancy left
bv tho death ot Vlco President Sher
man, Is now rife among the Republican
leadeis. President Taft was In New
ork last night, on his way to thu
funeral of the Vice President. Ho
talked tho matter over with National
Chairman Hilles, Henry W. Taft, for
mer Vice President Fairbanks, and oth
ers. Today the President rode on the
train to L'tlca with numerous membeis
of Senato and House, and there is no
doubt the matter of tho succession wan
The White House Is being deluged
with telegrams and letters suggesting
the names of men suitable for Vlcr
President. Some remarkablo sugges
tions are being made. One of the most
remarkable Is the suggestion that lioes
William Barnes. Jr., of Albany, bo
This Is as Interesting a suggestion In
n Republican way as It would be to
suggest the name of Leader Charles 1'.
Muiph), of Tummanv, for Vice Prest
dent on the Democratic ticket In a simi
Tho Indications now are that no agree
ment on a nam will be reached In tluu
to let It be known before election. In
that case. If the Republicans are beaten
Tuesday, tho nomination by the Re
publican Nutlonal Commltco will be an
empty .honor and will he sought by few
In such an event. It Is prctt, clear thit
men like Dudley and Borah will have
nothing to do with It. It will. In ihut
event, doubtless go to some man who
covets the honor of being in the "also
ran" class when tho electoral college
meets. Tho friends of John Hays Ham
mond think he would like the honor, no
matter what occurs at tho polls on
Fntll after Tucsda, however. It Is
utterly Imposslblo to know whut Im
portance Is to he attached to the (111
Inir of tho acancv. Some of the Re
publican leaders think tne nest plan in
follow la to let tho matter drift until
after election, taking the view thst to
havo a number of men In the different
Slates aspiring for tho nomination In
case the election Is Indecisive will hilng
tho most votes lo the Republican ticket
National' Out Wives," 2;15 and S 15
Columbia "Mudiimo Hheriy," 2 15 nn,i
8 IS p ru
Uelusco William Collier In "Never Sav
Die," 2 15 and 8 15 p. m
Chase's Pollto vaudeville, 2 15 and 8 15
Poll's Vaudeville, nftcrnoon and even
ing. Academy "Tho Little Tenderfoot," 2.15
and 8 15 p. m
Cuslno Vaudev tile
Guyetv "Ualety Ohls," 2.15 and 8,15
Lyceum "Stars oi atageland,'1 2.15 and
1.15 B m.
The architectural drawings thnt
Thomas Jefferson made for the I'nl
vtisltv of Virginia constitute one of
tho most valuable artistic treasures of
tho United States, Repiodut tlonB of
them ma hi si en us part of the lllns
Iiatlons of Herbert 11 Adams' book on
.leffeison and the history of the uni
versity, which Is now Issued by thu
Fulled states Ilureau of Education
Thero uro morn than "00 titles In tho
111.! list of available publications of
the bureau, and a bulletin entitled " V
List of Publications of the Fulled
Slates Uuieau of Education Available
for l-'reo Distribution'' has just bean