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THE WASHINQTON TIMES, 'WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 0, 1912.
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RUSSIA NAILS SOME LIES.
Russia has vindicated its official dignity by de
stroying, after much deliberatoin, a world ol fiction
regarding the accident that befell the heir to the
throne several weeks ago by issuing a belated state
ment on the event. One of the reports that went
around the world told how a Nihilist heroine, after in
gratiating herself with the admiral in command of
the royal yacht, where the affair occurred, had suc
ceeded in shooting the Czarevitch. The court nips
this and other inflammatory rpmances in the bud by
stating that the boy tried to jump into a boat and
fell, hurting himself severely. Loss of blood has
produced anemia, and the prince has also tempor
arily lost the use uf his legs. Undoubtedly the Rus
sian people at large will appreciate this mark of
confidence in their patriotic interest jn the royal
family, and out of such confidences often springs
COST OF THE WORLD'S NAVIES.
Here are the naval expenditures for this year and
next year of the chief naval powers, as given in a
parliamentary paper issued by the British admiralty.
The figures for the most part are based on the so-
called estimates published by the admiralties in
England, 1911-12 $224,410,235 134,000
England, 1912-13 228,082.700 137,500
United States, 1911-12.... 132,848,030 C3.4C8
United States, 1912-13.... 132,700,095 64,780
Germany, 1911-12 110,158,940 60,805
Germany, 1912-13 110,047,700 66,783
France. 1911 86.854,530 58,404
France, 1912 90,453,790 60,621
Hussln, 1911 68,469,350 46,655
Russia, 1912 88,406,035
Japan, 1911-12 44,309,145 49,389
Japan, 1912-13 47,309,085
Italy, 1911-12 41,899,700 30,587
Italy, 1912-13 42,832,525 33,095
Austria-Hungary, 1911... 25,761,910 17,277
Austria-Hungary, 1912... 29,209,840 17,581
Nearly a billion and a half has been spent on
these eight naval establishments during the last two
years. Not a million of the American expenditures
for ships could have been spared without impairing
efficiency. If any error has been made in our naval
appropriations it has been in spending not too much
but too little. The estimate for the coming year
should have been larger by the cost of another
THE CHANCE OF PEACE.
tically alone in her opposition to the allies' plan of
a strong Balkan confederation.
This is the vital poirft of contrast that the pres
ent situation presents to that which arose when Eu
rope found Russia at the gates of Constantinople.
Russia was then the power outside the concert. The
stake of all the others, each pursuing its own ends,
depended upon the integrity of Turkey; and Turkey
was preserved. Now Austria alone is vitally con
cerned over the prospect of her dismemberment.
Ticklish as the situation is, it is less delicate
than it was in 1878, when war was avoided; for Aus
tria is a weaker power than was Russia, nor has she
the same great incentive to resistance that national
pride in a completed victory and national resentment
against the taking away of the spoils provide. -
The Washington Times salutes Wood
row Wilson, President-elect of the United
States, and wishes that he may realize the
fondest hopes of the earnest Progressive
Democrats who chose to trust their own
party with the mission of re-establishing a
government of the people, by the people, and
for the people.
In every effort for the good of the
masses, in every attempt to serve the voters
who made his election sure, he will have the
unstinted support of The Times, and con
versely in every failure to faithfully fulfill
the high duties of the Presidency he will have
equally hearty opposition.
THE REAL VICTORY OF THE NATION.
T''e somewhat positive intimation by the Bal
kan allies that, having undertaken to solve the Mace
donian question on their own account, they intend
to do it in their own way is no more than might be ex
pected from states flushed with a notable victory.
There is reasonable expecation, too, that they will
stick by their resolve; and if Europe gives them a
free hand, there is also reason to believe that they
can arrive at a conclusion eminently satisfactory to
themselves and to the inhabitants of Macedonia.
This is such a solution as Europe never contem
plated. It is one which, after the treaty of San
Stefano in 1878, she distinctly avoided; and the
question of peace or war now seems to hinge upon
whether she can assent to it at this later date.
In certain respects the situation is much as it
was at the close of the Turko-Russian war. The
entire section of Macedonia which Russia proposed
to include in the new state of Bulgaria is now in
Bulgaria's hands. It goes without saying that she
would insist on retaining it; and thus the old threat
of a large Slavic state under Russian domination
again comes to the fore. To Austria it .is the more
real because there is now no quid pro quo in sight
for her. For if Bulgaria's claims be recognized, so
must also Servia's. Austria might once have been
compensated by a free way to the Aegean. Today
the annexaion of old Scrvia and Novi Bazar to Servia
would not only weaken Austria's influence over her
own Slavic provinces but definitely and permanently
block 'her advance southward.
To her the situation is difficult and even humil
iating. It was her threatening attitude, even more
than England's, that caused Russia to forego the
full fruits of victory in 1878; and ever since that
date she has guided Balkan affairs to the end that
Salonika might eventually fall to her.
But in 1878 she had the backing of Western Eu
rope. Today English animosity to Russia has been
succeeded by amity. The complete internationaliza
tion of the Suez canal has made a Russian Balkan
state far less dangerous than it would have been a
few years ago. Then she would have fought its
creation tooth and nail; now she can be almost in
different to its existence; evon to the opening of the
Nor, in maintenance of the already weakened
triple Alliance, li&ble to break down and bring about
a new alignment of the powers at any moment, can
there be found sufficient inducement for Germany
to risk a war for the protection or extension of Aus
tria's southern frontier. So far as actual personal
interest is involved, the dual kingdom stands prac-
The Nation has. elected Woodrow Wilson Presi
dent, precisely as it elected a Democratic House of
Representatives two years ago. Then, as now, the
verdict is against the Republican party.
The Democratic triumph in 1910 brought a bur
den of responsibility to Democratic leaders, which
is now increased manifold by their capture of every
branch of the Government. The House is theirs by
a majority so huge as to be unwicldly and possibly
a cause of embarrassment. Discipline will be im
possible save under the hands of a very strong lead
ership. The Senate is likewise Democratic, insur
ing against any division of party responsibility.
It is a tremendous task and a magnificent oppor
tunity that President Wilson has before him. Amcr
icans of every party and faction must wish him suc
cess, because national interests far above party and
faction are dependent upon his success or failure.
The dominant note of the campaign that has
ended in his election was the note that the Progres
sive movement sounded. The magnificent testimony
that was paid to Theodore Roosevelt, in the form of
a vote which left the Republican party in third place,
is as much a mandate to President Wilson as it
would have been to Roosevelt had Roosevelt been
elected. President Wilson and his triumphant party
are likely to succeed in just about the measure that
they recognize this truth. Despite a wonderful
slump in the Electoral College, it is not sure that the
next President has the popular vote to his credit.
For the rest, the Republican party has paid the
penalty of its persistent rcactionism. . It has ceased
to be even of first rate importance. The political
divisions of first magnitude in future will be the
Democratic and Progressive parties. To have driven
out a party of toryism and substituted a party of
Progress is the real victory the people have won.
REVISING FEDERAL COURT PRO-CEDURE.
The Supreme Court of the United States shows
again that it does not fear change when change
means progress. That great tribunal almost invari
ably is found ready to cut loose from the dead body
of precedent and musty tradition when the public
welfare calls for a new deal.
A case in point is the court's sweeping revision
of the rules in equity procedure in Federal courts
throughout the United States, especially in the mat
ter of granting preliminary injunctions and restrain
The abuse of the authority to grant preliminary
injunctions and restraining orders has long been a
matter of serious discussion. It is true that there
are many Federal judges who have not been subject
to criticism in this respect, judges who have used
this authority wisely as a proper remedy against the
doing of things for which there cannot be adequate
reparation. But other judges have been as free with
injunctions as a justice of the peace with warrants,
until even laymen have been able ot see that this
writ was being used for other purposes than to for
ward the ends of justice. There has been much
angry contention as to the use of the writ in labor
The new rule provides that no temporary injunc
tion shall issue without notice to the party enjoined,
and no temporary restraining order shall "be grant
ed without notice to the opposite party, unless it shall
clearly appear from specific facts shown by affidavit
or by the verified bill that immediate and irreparable-
loss or damage will result to the applicant before
the matter can be heard on notice."
Other changes in the rules make for expedition
in the disposal of business before the courts, thus
remedying a serious grievance.
It is gratifying to see the highest court of the
land ready to listen to complaints and leading the
way to a reform in judicial procedure which may be
expected to exert a powerful influence on courts
THE LIGHT "WILL SHINE- ON
Here's a Book
.Margartl 1'iesrott Muntugue, tlm au
thor of "Linda," tlio story uf an illiter
ate. Went Virginia mountain girl, linn
the truo caso and simplicity of ttl.i
that marks the real racontucr. In Kn
gllsh an unvarnished and dulnty im
Linda herself, u most tragic and sordid
tale U unfolded In so expcrlenod a
manner that one accepts It with much
the. name umiut-stlontUK and unium
tlalnlng spirit as tin Utile girl. She Is
forced Into a Ioek8 marriage. Itli a
man many ears older than herself,
tuns away from him, and finally reaches
Ronton, where she Ih practical!) adopted
by two tM.lcal resident of tho Hack
Hay. Through tin in hIhi receives uii
education and finds the. "right ' man,
her nathe honesty and absolute freedom
from sclf-cotiscluusness winning for her
the friends that otherwise, would have
been denied her. It Is by no imuni. a
sappy tale, and the dramatic sequence,
of events Is guaranteed to hold the at
tention up to the last moment. Thini
Is a frontlsnhce In colors by II M.
Ilrett and Houghton Mifflin Company,
ot Boston, ale the publishers.
Dawc Will Make Speech.
G. arosclitrr Dane, of the Clmmlxr
of Commerce, of the fnlted Slates, will
leave tonight for Kingston, N. Y , to
address the. annual banquet of the
Chamber of Commerco of that cltv to
Seen and Heard
What's on the Program in
The following Masonic organizations
win meet tonignt: Lodges Washing,
ton Centennial, No. U, :. A .; Osiris,
ro. zb, u a.; King Salomon, No 31,
M M. IloJal Arch Chnplrrs Columbia,
No. 1. 11. A : Ilrlghtwood, No. y,
mark. Knights Templar Potomac
Commandory, No. 3, regular order
Eastern Star Aremo Chanter. Kn. in.
The following I, o. O. V organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges Eastern.
No. 7: Harmony, No. 9; Federal City,
No. 20; Friendship, No. li Encamp
ment Mt. Nebo, No. 6. mislnos He
bekah Lodges Ruth, No. 2; Martha
Washington, No. 3.
Meeting of White Eagle Council. No.
4, I. O. It. M., Fifth and O streets
Tho following K. O. T. M. tents will
meet tonight: Georgetown, No. 6; Dis
trict, No. 8: Metropolitan, No, 12,
Special entertainment and luncheon, for
the patrolmen of tho Tenth precinct,
Immanuel llaptlst Church, 8 p. m.
Meeting: of tho District of Columbia
Board of Casualty Underwriters, to
night. Exhibition of enlarged photographs 'by
the Camera Club, the Y, M. C. A.
Dlrthday party and reception to tho
Hev. C. Herbert Iteesc, assistant pas
tor of Bt. Thomas' Church, 8 p. m
Lecture by Mrs. Isaac Pearson before
tho Woman's Missionary Boclety of
the United Prcsbytcrlun Church, 2:30
Meeting of tho Board of Education, tho
Franklin School, 3:80 p. m
Regular monthly meotlng f tho Asso
ciation of Oldest Inhabitants, Union
Englno House, 7:30 n. m,
National "Gypsy Love," 2:13 nnd
8:15 p. m.
Ilclasco "Kindling," 2-1S and 8:15 p m.
Columbia "Tho Stronger Claim,"
S.15 p. m
Chase's rollte Vaudeville, , 2:15 and
8:15 p m.
Poli'B Vaudeville, afternoon and even-
Academy "Mult nnd Jeff," 8:15 p. m
Casino Vaudex Ille.
Oayety "Ginger Girls," 2:15 and 8:15
Lyceum "Pacemakers," 2:15 and 8itfl
History of a House.
StaiulinR on the northwest corner
of Fifteenth and B streets north
west. Is n small, lodge-liko structure)
of cement, tho wlndo wsof Its two
rooms heavily bnrrcd. Upon tho
deuply recessed door Is tho sign,
"Police Station." It looks like the
tomb of a Homnn consul. Hardly a
person, resident or stranger, has
ever passed tho little building with
out wondering for what purpose It
was put there for, that it was not
Intendc'd for u police station at that
polivt, Is patent nt n glance and,
out of tho many, not one has ever
learned for thit best of reasons
thcro wnmi't nny.
When tho Capitol was being con
structed, this llttlo building was
erected on tho plnzn of tho east
front as a combination bouse, where
in to keep tho tools and contuma
cious slaves nmong those working
on tho Btructurn. After tho Capitol's
practical completion, tho llttlo
shack was considered an eyesore
and so A'as moved away and placed
upon Its present site, because it was
a good, out-of-the-way place, whero
nobody could object to It, since there
was nobody around.
It's principal uso, for tho last Gen
eration, seems to have been to mark
tho high water of tho various floods
that have visited tho city; on its
face are marked those ot 1877 and
othors, tho great flood ot 1889, when
Johnstown was destroyed, marking
tho highest point.
An Equine Dentist.
Thoro's ono doctor in town who
cannot complain of competition. It
Is Dr. K. J. Drangle, on N Btrect
near Twelfth street northwest, and
ho Is tho last word in specialization.
Not only is he a doctor, but he Is
a surgeon; not only a surgeon, but a
dental surgeon; and not only a den
tal surgeon, but an equlno dental
surgeon. In short, Dr. Hranglo Is a
horse dentist and ho could travel a
good many hundred miles, say tho
liverymen, before ho found a com
petitor. ,Nor Is his science restricted to
mcro drawing tho teeth of suffering
horschood, Ho Alls tho caving molar
und does crown and brldgo work for
the ariBtocracy of tho stable.
An yet thero are some pessimistic
folks who talk about tho horse being
well-nigh extinct, on account of the
Take the Canal Trip.
If soma romantto bridal couple, dc-
tslrous of emulating tho bridal tour of
that Wisconsin pair In an aeroplane,
wish to take a bizarre trip by boat,
beneath the streets of Washington,
where tho trucks of Center Market
rumble overhead and the electric crs
roar along1 D street, thtr may have
their wish fulfilled by a tour through the
old canal. . From Twenty-six and B
streets northwest, along beneath the lat
ter street, runs the old water thorough
fare that was once Washington's princi
pal line of communication. About Tenth
street It deflects to the southeast A
great rortlon of the old waterway was
transformed Into a sewer through which
the waters of the- river run. The chan
nel Is ten feet wide, making a comfort
able width for boating, and the vaulted
arch above gives ample room.
Alona this transformed canal, which
once bore Henry Clay and President
Harrison from the west, one may ride
for several miles by boat beneath the
city. According to the city officials,
however, who make trips through It
several times a year, the scenery Is
A Place for the Boys.
Up on P street northwest, there Is a
minister who has two sons, now youths.
In the spacious front rooms of his'
basement he Iiub fitted up quarters for
his boys, or bettor, permitted them to
fit things up to please themselves. Here
they have their musical Instruments,
their games and their athletic para
phernalia, and here they can have their
friends, who may enter through a door
without going Into the moln nart of the
house, and "kick up racket" as boys
love to do.
The minister Is Dr. William R. Wed
derspoon, of Foundry Methodist Church,
and thto Is what he thinks about his
"Boys, are full of animal life and
spirits; they want to be undignified, ac
cording to adult standards, to laugh
and shout and toss themselves about
In an abandon of that bubbling animal
life that God has put In healthy boys.
A boy Is going to get that; If he can
not got It at home, he'll surely get It
outside; If he cannot get it In a whole'
some, he'll surely get It In a vicious
wuy. I havo provided mv boys with
over thing, to themselves; to them
selves, that Ib what they want, and
that my plan Is a good one Is shown
by the fact that not only are they In
theto at night, but their companions
eume here tq enjoy themselves with
them instead of seeking amusement
elsewjhere. And thoy are not afraid of
being scolded for having a boisterously
Thero havo been mighty few better
sermons preached than that.
One of Principal Ports
Is Scene of
Puerta Tlata, the principal Santo
Domlnlolan port, excepting the capital
Itself, Is In a state of Beige, according
to advices received by the State Depart
ment today. Rebels have surrounded
the city, occupying, potnts ot vantage In
Barricades have been erected In the
streets, according to the dispatches of
the commanding officer of the Wheel
ing, and fear Is expressed that when
the clash occurs between the beselgers
and those Inside tho town Innocent per
sons and non-combatanta may suffer.
The commander of the Wheeling has
warned both the Domlnlctsn federal and
rebel forces that foreign life and prop
erty roust be respected, and that the
custom house. In which the United
States baa acute Interest, owing to Its
receivership of Domlnlclan customs,
must not be molested.
The Nashville, which has been di
rected to proceed to Domlncan waters
to reinforce the naval force now there.
Is still at sea and cannot reach the
Island for one or two days.
The selgo of Puerta Plata, following
upon the sustained attack made upon
Monto Crlstl last week. Indicates that
tho rebel forces are extremely active
Closed by Strike
NORRI8TOWN, Pa., Nov. .-Twelve
huifilred employes of the Alan Wood
Iron and Steel Company, of Consho
hocken. are on strike today, and tho
Refusal of the company to grant a
wage Increase ot 10 pur cent caused
By the U. S. Soldiers' Home Band,
Stanley Hall, at 3:30 r m
JOHN S. M. ZIMMERMANN.
March, "Tho Inspector General,"
Overture, "Festival" Leutner
Ballet from "Coppella" Dellbes
Synopsis: Lento, Tempo dl Valse,
Moderato, Allegro, Tempo dl
Valse, Moderato, Allegro Vivo.
Symphony. "The Unfinished," B
Characteristic, "Frozen BlU"..Pryor
Fantasia, "Sunny South" Lampe
Finate, "Buffalo, No. 23, B. P.
O. E." Scouton
"Tho Star-Spangled Banner."