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THE WASHINGTON TDIES, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1912.
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'? i,.WS' THOMAS C. WILLIS.
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THE EMPTIEST "ISSUE."
rJomo surprise has been expressed becauso in this
campaign thoro hasbcen comparatively so little discus
sion of tho thlrd-torm Isbuo. Boston Transcript.
It was a false issue, without any basis in fact and
entirely without appeal to the intelligence of the
people. Its emptiness and futility were early appar
ent, and it was shrewdly dropped into the nearest
A PERFECT ELECTION DAY.
Apparently, there will be no ground ftr complaint,
when it is all over, on the ground that the weather
interfered with anybody voting. Willis Moore has
provided an article of election weather of such un
exceptionable quality as fairly to cancel the record
of his egregious performance in the purveyance of
inauguration climatology a little less than four years
There is rain in parts of California; but that's
what California is entitled to at this season. Cali
fornia is used to seasonable rains; knows how to deal
with them, precisely as a duck understands the use
of a pond. Rain interferes with nobody's plans in
In the vast agricultural Middle West, this is the
season for "fall work" on the farms, and such weath
er as is hcrafded from that section is a pressing in
itation to the farmers to remain in the corn fields.
However, the aggregate of the whole country and of
all experience justifies the expectation of a consid
erably larger vote when the weather is first-class,
as it certainly is today.
BUSINESS WORLD IGNORES POLITICS.
Rarely has a Presidential campaign exerted so
little influence on the business world as the present
contest. Indeed, outwardly at least, politics has been
ignored by business men. A probable change in the
Administration heretofore always has been marked
by more or less hesitancy in banking and commer
cial circles, but this year it is less noticeable than
ever before. At the present time the country is
icalizing record prosperity.
In most lines of manufacture consumption ex
ceeds output. Take the steel trade, for instance,
'probably the best index of doings in the business
world; mills are running to capacity, and, while
profits arc not as large as they were prior to the
panic of 1D07, they are substantially better than they
have been at any time since that year, and the trend
is still upward. Similar conditions prevail in the
coal trade, with the exception that prices compare
favorably with the highest ever quoted in normal
times. Output of coal is limited only by the ability
of railroads to transport it and scarcity of labor at
the mines. The textile trade, which for practically
five years was seriously depressed, now finds it diffi
cult to supply the demand at prices considerably
higher than have ruled for several years.
As for the railroads, they arc now fairly over
whelmed with business, and the crop movement will
not reach its height until the middle of this month.
Equipment companies arc working day and night,
but arc far befiind with deliveries.
Harvests will add some nine billion dollars to
the wealth of the nation this year, and any layman
will realize at a glance what will be the effect of the
bountiful crops on the trade of the country.
In the circumstances it is no wonder that poli
tics, or. even the war in tho Balkans, has exerted so
little influence in shaping the course of business
BULGARIA'S FEAT OF ARMS.
It was on October 19 that the Bulgarian army
advanced across the Turkish frontier and captured
Mustapha Pasha. Within fourteen days Constanti
nople is threatened and Turkey sues for peace.
The extraordinary character of the Bulgarian
success can be measured only by comparison with
the results of Turkish wars ot the past; the long-
drawn-out conflict with Russia, the difficult subjuga
tion of Tripoli by Italy. In both of these the Turks
proved themselves past masters in defensive fight
ing against superior forces. Yet in this case, too
it was the Sultan s troops that were behind the
trenches; and they have been whipped to pieces in
a fortnight. In view of the fact that their ability
to withstand attack was demonstrated against Italy
not a year ago, this result cannot be laid to the
decadence of the Turkish military spirit. Bulgaria
had to meet this spirit in its full strength, and did
it. One must give her full measure of credit for her
In General Savoff she apparently has a military
commander of the first rank. Our civil war was
for the first two years a school for the training cf
leaders, and the lessons were disastrous. In these
last two weeks a continuous engagement has been
fought between greater numbers than took part at
Gettysburg. It is to be doubted whether any Bul
garian army of more than 50,000 men was ever be
fore assembled, and that, too, only for maneuvers.
No Bulgarian general has ever been called upon to
direct the efforts of 20,000 in actual modern warfare.
Without previous experience, Savoff has apparently
led ten times that number to victory without making
a serious mistake.
Military history scarcely contains the parallel of
such an achievement. Bonaparte's first campaign in
Italy docs not approach it, for, important as the re
sults of Castiglione and Arcoli were, these conflicts,
as battles, can be compared only with the clash of
singe corps of today. To handle 150,000 or 200,000,
engaged over a line of battle fifty miles long, normal
ly requires the highest kind of scientific military
training. That Savoff could have managed it without
having had actual experience in extensive warfare
marks him as a military genius.
ONE THING THE CAMPAIGN HAS PROVED
Just as a matter of machinery, to give no consid-'
cration to moral aspects, the campaign has proved
that this country's election and ballot laws are utterly
inadequate. The whole mechanism of nominating
and electing public officers has been on the point of
breakdown in half the States. For many years, espe
cially since the introduction of the Australian ballot
reform in this country, various States have been pur
suing their own particular theories in developing
ballot laws, until, at last, there is hodgepodge of
these, fairly beyond the power of mortal mind to
comprehend, or certainly to justify.
A ballot, law that not only permits, but even pro
motes, the disfranchisement of considerable elements
of the population, is manifestly wrong. That has
been found in one State. Likewise, a law that makes
it possible to drag a vital proceeding into court and
tic up the physical preparation of ballots at such a
late hour that it is a close question whether the vot
ers will be able to vote, is little less than a barbar
ism. In primary and election such conditions have
developed in several States.
The State of Pennsylvania presents a horrible
example of ballot laws lending themselves to the
purposes of gang rule and trickery almost beyond
belief. Yet the New York primary, pretending to
give the people a yicc in making nominations,
proved the most efficient instrument yet devised for
denying it to them.
The time has come when there must be another
complete reformation and reorganization of the bal
loting systems of the country. Congress has decided
that it has a lare constitutional power of supervi
sion over elections in which Representatives and Sen
ators are to be chosen; therefore there is no reason
why Congress should not employ this power to im
pose upon the States something like uniformity of
method. Most of the States would be glad to follow
a sane Congressional lead in this matter. It is im
possible for Congress to exercise any direct control,
of course, over State and local elections other than
those in which Congressmen and Senators are con
cerned. But nowadays these arc involved in most of
the elections other than municipal. Moreover, a
Llan imposed by Congress for one set of elections
would have to be followed by the States in other
elections for the sake of uniformity.
The entire subject is a peculiarly fitting one for
consideration by a competent commission of experts.
The National Government has no power to prescribe
the "short ballot" reform for States, but it ought to
prescribe it for the national elections. The archaic
and impossible Electoral College ought to be wiped
out. It never served a useful purpose. It is today
a disorganizing and positively dangerous expedient.
It may prevent the election of ANY PRESIDENT
this year. No more important lesson has been taught,
by the remarkable campaign now ending, than this
of the incompetence of our voting laws. It ought
not to be missed in the legislation of the next four
RELIEVING POOR MOTHERS.
Several States are considering the adoption of
what has been called the "mothers' pension law,"
and the voters of Colorado are to pass upon the ques
tion today. Ihese commissions and referen-
dums arc incidents of a national campaign that is
being stimulated chiefly by the Probation League
Missouri and Illinois have already adopted the plan
In brief, the children of a worthy mother who,
by no fault of her own, has reached a state of desti
tution are allowed to stay with her, and she receives
out of the public purse money for their support
This is practically substituting the home for the
charitable institution. The argument is that it serves
a humane purpose and at the same time saves money
for the people by actually reducing the expense of
supporting children found in impoverished homes and
the liability of having these children grow up in the
This argument requires substantial backing to
make headway. There is force in the statement
that the cost of taking care of a child under the
mothers' pension plan is not much more than half
the cost of supporting a child in a public institution
That is said to be the case in Chicago. If such a
saving can be effected under scrupulous supervision,
then that fact alone must make a peculiar appeal to
the public in these days of comparatively strict econ
omy. But the moral, no less than the physical, wel
fare of these wards is at stake. AH reformatories
are not failures. Some of them, indeed, have a very
high percentage of success fully as high, if not
higher, than the average home. The pension plan
in question really involves this moral as well as
physical care, so that it would combine the btjst
features of institutional training, with the unique ad
vantages of well-conducted home life.
If all this care can be furnished with less ex
pense to the public than under the present pre
vailing arrangement, then the new plan of main
taining the home intact and giving the widowed or
deserted mother an opportunity to devote herself
wholly to the bringing up of her children will yet
commend itself to the country in general.
HOW UNCLE SAM IS SPENDING THE DAY
Army and Navy
First IJcutcnant MAURICE n WII.
LETT. Coast Artillery Corps, as
signed to the 115th Company
Mnjpr THOMAS Q AHHUURN, Quar
termaster Corps, as quartermaster,
relieving Captain JAMES LONG
STREET, Quartermaster CorpB
Each of tho following named second,
lieutenants of the Coast Artillery
Corps Is relieved from duty with
the company to which he In attached
and assigned to the company Indi
cated after his name:
PIIIUP O. BLACKMORE, from the
fith to the Mth Company.
HENRY C DAVIS, Jr. from the 35th
to the "Rth Companj.
THEODORE R. MURPHY, from the
6th to the Kth Company.
ROBERT S. OBHRLY. from tho ICOth
to the C6th Company.
EDWARD MONTGOMERY, from the
35th to the lith Company.
WILLIAM H. WEGGENMANN. from
the 73d to the 146th Company
COLEMAN W. JENKINS, from the
16Sth to the ld Company.
WILMER T. SCOTT, from the lth to
the 93d Company.
KENNETH T. BLOOD, from the S5th to
the 60th Company.
JESSE L SINCLAIR, from the 73d to
the H5th Company.
CHARLES THOMAS-STAHLE. from
the lM-th to the Slut Company.
Lieutenant F J. FLETCHER, to Flor
ida. December 3. 1912.
Lieutenant (Junior grade) A. W. AT
KINS, detached Florida; to Naval
Lieutenant (Junior grade) W. TV. LAW
RENCE, to navy yard, Portsmouth,
Assistant Burgeon E. W. PHILUPS,
detached naval proving ground, In
dian Head, Md.; to Louisiana.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
Arrived Roo. Drajton. McCall. Terry,
Paulding, at New Tork vard; Bal
timore, Mohawk, at Norfolk; Wheel.
Ing at Puerto Plata: Whipple, Hull,
Truxtun, Stewart Paul Jones, Pro
hle, at San Pedro; Paducah, at
Hampton Roads; Brutus, at Tampl
co, Strlngham at Southern Drill
Sailed Kansas. Ohio, Rhode Inland,
from Rockland. Me., for Southern
Drill Grounds; Pontlac, Cumberland,
fiom Newport for New York ard;
California, from .San Juan del Sur,
for Corlnto; Vulcan, from Rockland,
for Hampton Roads; Albany, from
Shanghai, for Nanking, Eagle, from
Portsmouth, N. !! for auantanamo.
The Day and the Man
Booth Tarklngton, tho Hooslcr author, whose engagement to Mrs.
Susanna K. Robinson, of Indianapolis, is announced today, was born In the
metropolis of Indiana, July 29, 1869, spent his boyhood there, and was
a graduate of Princeton University of tho class of 1893. He received his
A M degree In 1899, ami was married to Miss Laurel Louisa Fletcher, from
whom he wos dIorced recently. In 1902.
He Is the author of many nocls, of which "The Gentleman From In
diana" nnd "MoiiBleur Ueuucalrc" aro tho best known, lie has resided
much In Paris and Italy of late years, although his home is still In Indian
apolis His best known piny Is "The Man From Home," and for somo years
past ho has devoted more time to writing plays than writing novels. Ho is
a member of the y Club of Princeton aud tho Lambs and Players' clubs
of New York
Here's a Book
Charles Serlbncr's Sons, publishers, of
New York, have sent out Eugene Field's
new book, "Christmas Tules and Christ
mas Verse," Illustrated In black and
whtto and color by Florence Stoier.
There Is no doubt that the hook Ih full
of the same charm uhlch characterizes
all of Field's wuiks for children and
Ih possessed of that rare double mean
ing and humor which nuikia It a heart
Interest to child and man alike. Be
tween each of the six stories there Is
a t harming little Chilstiuas poem
Some maj havn thought that all of tho
stoiliH of Chi 'Minus had been exhaust
ed long ago. but there are two In this
little hook which aru as significant and
dellghtfull original as ans thing Eu
gene Field has tver done. The poems
have not the chaim of the Immortal
"Love Hongs of Childhood," but nro
throbbing with the Christmas spirit
One of the stories, "Mlstiess Merciless,"
Ir a tendei and llttlng mi morlal to the
little girl and boy of whom It tells.
WAHII1NGTON T1MUB Ill'IIBAL. 1
ANACOSTIA. I). C. lOV t.
Surrounded In their country homo nt
Glcsbtro bj scoies of relatives and
friends. Mr. and Mrs. William T Good
win cehbratid last night their slltr
widilljig .innUcimr) CongrntulatuiJ
mesFai.es . cut to then not nnl from
tho i"oplo of (Jl Mjoru , who were well
l.'Plem ntcil In tin gathering, but from
Anacottla and St EllzatHths as will.
Counted as the most Interi sling fea
tures ot the annUersun ciltbiatlon
1 was the presence In the homo of the
twclxo joung and happy children of
Mr. and Mis. Goodwin, who shared In
their iarents' pleasure ocr tho cents
l.f ... Ih
u. nit; v. .-nulls.
Twenty-live years ago last night. Mrs
Goodwin, who was then Miss Catherine
Mirrlum, of St. Mary's county, Mary
land, and an epiploic of the Govern
ment Hospital, and Mr. Goodwin, who
was ut the time, us now, connected with
the Institution, wero married With the
exception of one ear shortly after
thcli marriage, when they went to
Keainev, Neb, to llc, the hme made
thtlr home In this imrt irf the District.
Mr. Goodwin has been cmploved at tho
J Government Mnspltal for thirty eais.
I and Is widely known here The Tamil)
is nem in nign esteem, as inuicaien ay
the gathering of last night.
Music and a program of aru.il
amusements provided entertainment for
the glints, who later sat down to a
The children In the family are Misses
Mary, Bosle, Helen Florence, mil
Agnes, and Masters Eddie, John, Ver
non, Ra)mond, Walter, Albut, and
I Mr and Mrs Goodwin received many
I hundsome pieBcntB.
November 59 has hi en named as dona
tion da) for the Methodist Home, Slstn
and M stieets northwest, and nntllU.i
tlon has been sent out to all tho
churches and organizations at the de
nomination, which have been ui, d to
Inspect tho establishment on th it du
The Anacostla M F, Chinch ongi ""ga
llon has made plans to pi c sent dona
tions on an ilahorate scale The Rev
S W (lialtlln bus requested that this
Anacostla Council No 1G, Junloi Or
der of Fnlted Ameilc.in Micbaiilcs,
which lnd planned to Initiate foui can
didates at Its meeting In AniuoHtla M i
siiilc Hall tonight, has postponed An
degree woik on account of the el"Ctlon
A brief business session will bu held,
AnacnHtla Council has united with tile
othei organizations of the Junloi Older
of United American Mechanics for tlui
purpose of holding Joint Ihanksgh ng
nervlies In one of the Washington
chuuhea. A committee representative
of tho societies In general has been
formed to complete the plans Tho date
will be Sunday following Thanksgiving
Day, probably, but tho church has not
been named. If the date mentioned is
found to bo unsulted to the organiza
tions concerned, and the seniles will ho
held on Hiinda) preceding Thanksgiving
Tin (list bIv months' woik of tin
)ear In t empress Heights Methodist
Eplsiopal ( liui'Ch Is about to bo re
viewed In reports bv official board nnd
third quarterly conference officials. The
official board will convene for the pur
pose named tomorrow nlgTTt In tho edi
fice, while on Thursday night tho third
quarterly conference, to be presided
over by tho Rev. J. W. II. Sumwalt, tho
district superintendent, will bo held
Tho annual business meeting of tho
congregation of the Anacostla Baptist
Church Is scheduled to take place to
night In the edifice, at tho corner of
Thliteenth and W streetB. Among other
business to he acted upon bv tho
church numbers will bo tho unnual
election of offlccre.
Mr. and Mrs. James McCaulev, whoso
marriage was a Into event, havo taken
up their residence In Maple View uve
nuc. Mis McCaulev was Miss Nellie
XI. Vernon before hei marriage. Mi.
McCnule) Is an attache of tho Wash
ington N'aw Ynid
BOARD OF TRADE
TO ASSIST WRK
OF RAISING F
Promises to Co-operate With
Chamber of Commerce for
II) unanimous ote. the board of ell
rectors of the Board of Trade vesterdav
accepted the invitation of the Chamber
of Commerco to co-operate with that
bodv and the Retail Merchants' Asxo
ciatlnn in an i (Tort to raise an annual
conv entlon fund of J25.0O0.
A committee of three was authorized
to confer with a similar committee from
the other organizations as to the details
nf solicitation and disbursement, and
after thee matters have been worked
out, President Moses will appoint twelve
men, who will serve with the same num
ber from each of tho other bodies as thu
citizens' conventions committee.
A letter from President Taft, offering
heart) co-ope ration with the McMillan
paik plan, was lead Much enthusiasm
was also displaced at the report of the
nii'iub rshlp committee that tho mem
bership In the Board of Trade has ut
lust reached the 1.0W mark The com
mittee of which dills .1 Gockeler is
chairman, was warmly congintulated
An appropil-itlou wuh authorized for
renovating the Board of Trade rooms
The committee on rivers and harbors
w'll meet Thursda) noon to discuss tho
entertainment of the National Rlvem
and Harbors Congress, which meets
In this city December 4, 5, nnd 6.
The following delegates have been ap
pointed to tho congiess: M. I. Weller,
E. II. Droop, William T. Gnlllher.
George 1. hchutt, and ThomaB W.
What's on the Program in
Jamon Fiunk, night clerk In tho
Eleventh pieeluct. Is confined to Ills
homo In suiitheiiBt Washington by Ill
ness His plac o la being ailed by Police
man Daniel J. Garvc).
Charles Purdy, of Congress Heights,
an (inplcirn of tho Government Print
ing Office, has gone to New Yoik clt).
Ho will bu among the votem thele to
day Benjamin A Cornell of the Govern
ment Hospital for the Inane h.tB gone
to his home mm Fiederleksbuit,. ,e
whole lie will cast his vote and nub
bcqui'titlv ein,J(,e in hunting, wbleh will
occupy most of Ids uiiiiiiul vucatlun
oe.le'tles of tile Emmanuel P V.
Chinch have planned a bus) week, and
last night piilsh aftalis item discussed
at a neetlng of the Biolheihood of M
ndrew, .No I'M, and the Daughters of
i lie Kinir, both of which organizations
hold hep.irate meetings In the parish
hull The Ladles Guild met this ufier--
U noli, the vestijmiii of the pailsh will
MissiMiiblo Ini n conference on Thursdav
aim on I'imu) evening the Junior
Daughters of the King will meet In
the iietni), while' a soelal program
will follow the husltiiss transactions
Anacostla Masons conferred the tlrst
ebgiee last eveilng nt a meeting of
naeostla 1 ocUc, No .1 F A M,
nt vvlili h gathering many members of
thu fialcrnlty were pi incut,
Tho folloulns Masonic organizations
win mee( lonignt. Lodge Aruilnlus,
No S, E A. Royal Arch Chuptcr
Washington Naval. No d. mark.
Scottish Rite Mithras Lodge of per
fection, Important business and elec
tion retuins Eustern Star MUpah
Chapter. No 8.
The following I O. O. F. organizations
will meet tonli'ht: lodges Washing
ton, No. C, Golden Rule, No 21, and
Amll). No. .7, degrees Patriarchs
Mllltunt Canton Washington, No. 1,
The following Red Men's organizations
will meet tonight: Idaho Tribe, No.
l'i Oseeola Tilbe, No. "19; Waneta
Council, No. C
Meeting of Brlghtwood Tent, No. S,
K. O T M , tonight.
Baziar and entertainment by Phil
Sheridan Corps, G A. II , G A. R.
Md'tlng of the Fedcial Woman's Equal
It v Association, the New Ebbltt, 3
Meeting of tho Wash'ngton Floilsts'
Club, 12U F siieet northwest, 7 p in.
National "Gvpsy Love"
letuins s 15 n m.
Bel.isco Kindling" nnd
tin ni'. S If, it in.
Columbia ' The Stronger Claim'
e'lee lion returns. io p m
Chase's Polite vaudeville and election
leturnB, 111, K. and 10 30 p m
Poll's Vuudcvllle afternoon and two
Arudemv- Mutt nnd Jeff' and election
retui ns 2 IS and S 15 p. m.
Cosmos- Viiudi v llle
(Inset) "Ginger Girls," ; 10 and SIS
Lycoum -"PacemakerB," 2.15 and 8:15