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TIIK WASHINGTON TIMS, SATURDAY, NOVKJIBElt 10, 1912.
the 'Washington time,
runusiiED EVBivr evenino in tub tear.
conjecture," so many cities and towns, particularly
in New England, should be compelled to submit to
positive famine prices and, in many cases, to partial
Why strikes should at this critical time be in
order here and there in the mining districts and the
miners everywhere be allowed to work virtually when
it suits them to do so. Between November 1 and
November 6 they took three full days off. They
work on half time, in other words, while the publje
found reason to worry all the more.
Why should the public be patient while the coal
business is so wretchedly administered at head
quarters? THE EXTRA SESSION.
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eUllSCIUPTlON HATE3U1T MAIL.
1 me. mo.
Pally and Sunday
foUl iroei. Oct. 1112 l,iK.iM
Avent-e sron, Oct. 111.. 47.M1
Total net. Oct. 111! 1.071.577
Aurm net, Oct. 1912.... 19.711
Total iron, Oct. 1112 I7S.2S1
Averara irroii, Oct. 1112.... 44.670
Total net. Oct. 1112 UD.U3
Average net. vec lviz...... t Mr
I eolemnlv iHMr that the reamnanvln statement renreaente
the circulation of The Waahlnzton Timea aa detalKd. and that the
Bet ncuree represent, all returne eliminated, the number of capita
f The Tlmea whleh are aold. delivered, furnlehed, or melted to
one Ode purchaaera or aubacrlbera. FRED A. WALKISR.
-.. . Oeneral Manager.
District ef Columbia, at
Bubacrlbed and awom to before me thle flrt day of Kovenber,
A. D. Hit THOMAS C. -V7II.U8.
Weal.) NuUry Publlo.
Entered at the Poet Office at Waahlnrton. D. C. ae aecond elate
The people of Washington have learned with the
'deepest regret of Senator Rayner's serious illness
and will earnestly hope that his life may be spared.
Throughout the country the Senator's precarious
condition has caused sorrow on account of his reputa
tion as a man of high worth, as a lawyer of great
ability, especially on constitutional questions, and
because of his engaging personal qualities.
The fact that the next Senate promises to be
closely divided politically has naturally increased
anxiety abroad over the Senator's sickness. In
Maryland there is keen sorrow for a highly esteemed
man who has reflected credit upon the State in many
positions of responsibility and to whom public life
holds out promise of still greater usefulness.
LABOR'S ATTACK ON BURNS.
The council of the Federation of Labor does not
Btrengthen itself with the public or injure at all
W. J, Burns by arraigning him in its report as an
example of his own characterization of private de
tectives, and by declaring that the investigation of
the federation since the McNamara trial was "a con
certcd attempt by employers' associations and sub
sidized newspapers to destroy the federation and
bring its officers into disrepute,"
Mr, Burns has rendered public service to the
country of the highest order in his tracing and de
tection of the great dynamite conspiracy.
The court at Indianapolis, now trying officials
of the ironworkers and others, has yet to investigate
the extent to which they were involved in the plot,
if at all, and to pass its decision upon them.
It should be allowed to do so without attack from
any source. We do not believe the great majority of
the union labor men of the country can wish to
defend any man who shared in the devilish work or
to interfere with a full and fair trial for him. The
federation should uphold it in its work and afford
all possible aid in securing justice.
FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN NEW YORK
In his sweeping condemnation of some 600 schools
of the metropolis as failing to comply with the new
fire-protection law, New York's fire commissioner
has probably given every city in the United States
a scare. ,
On its face, his peremptory order to the board ot
education to install the proper safety arrangements,
under penalty of having the schools closed, is a
terrific indictment for carelessness. In reality, it
apparently means only that New York purposes to
be extra cautious. It is to be noted that most of the
newer schools are not included in the order at all;
and that, of the old ones, fewer are condemned for
careless arrangements than for not having as yet
been remodeled in compliance with the new and
ultra-strict regulations; and, last but not least, that
the marshal has only praise for the disciplinary
system of fire drills, etc., that has been put in force
in every public school in the city.
Rarely docs a holocaust take place that might not
have been prevented had all the doors opened out
ward, or had there been no well reaching from cellar
to top floor, or had every fire-extinguisher been in
place and in serviceable condition. It is attention
to these finer points that prevents disaster; and the
energy shown by New York's commissioner in his
insistence that it be given should be taken as a
wholesome example by the authorities throughout
THE PUBLIC BE-PATIENT.
President Baer of the Reading road can afford
to be patient, but most of the coal consumers cannot.
Sometimes patience ceases to be a virtue and becomes
a mark of downright incompetency. For the public
not to complain about the present coal prices would
be tantamount to conceding the men in control of the
coal business to do as they please.
Mr. Baer, in his latest statement, goes so far
as to admit that some of the companies selling coal
may be guilty of extortionate practices, but he fails
Why the public is taxed 25 cents a ton, when the
increase in miners' wages docs not average more
Mian 15 cents.
Why the freight rates on coal from the Penn
ylvania mines to tidewater on the Atlantic coast
ere run up so high that the Interstate Commerce
Commission has ordered a reduction, to take effect
the first of the year.
Why the so-called independent operators, whose
product has largely been controlled by the "Coal
trust," should boost prices, while the principal com
panies are reported to be sticking to "circular prices."
Why the coal roads dilly dally while the operators
arc, according to Mr. Baer's statement of six weeks
ago, mining more coal all the time than they can sell.
Why, if all this talk of coal shortage is "merely
Governor Wilson has taken the course that nearly
everybody expected of him, and that was plainly in
dicated for him by all the facts surrounding his sit
uation. He has announced that he will call an extra
session of Congress in April, with the end of having
the tariff revision passed early, and thus relieving
business, so far as possible, of apprehensions based on
uncertainty. The decision might not have been an
nounced so soon but for the fact that many members
of Congress desired 'to know what they might expect,
and to adjust their living arrangements in Washing
ton to it.
It may be presumed that wc will hear a good deal
about tariff during the short session, but that it will
be heard from the Ways and Means Committee rath
er than from thj final legislative bodies themselves.
The committee has a difficult task ahead of it. For
one thing, the bills that it prepared last session must
be reorganized into such form that a Democratic
Administration, controlling all branches of the Gov
ernment, shall be willing to assume responsibility
for them. That means that some decided changes
will be made from the text of measures that the
House passed last winter. The extent and character
of these changes will suggest to what degree the
bills of last session were intended for buncombe
and to what degree they were in good faith. For
intance, the free sugar proposition served last ses
sion to prevent any revision of the sugar schedule.
It will hardly be permitted to serve that same pur
pose again, simply because there is going to be no
chance next time of dividing responsibility.
On wool and sugar we shall see some fine fight
ing, for there is a powerful sentiment in favor of
removing the tariff from both these articles. It is
hardly within belief that such measures will finally
pass. Extremists who insist on such schedules will
contribute most to the embarrassment of the party
program, and President Wilson will find himself con
fronted with the necessity for using all his tact and
diplomacy in preventing a deadlock between his two
The huge Democratic majority in the lower body
at times ran over the House leadership last session.
It will be still more unmanageable next year. On
the other hand, the Senate will hardly be much more
tenderly disposed toward tariff radicalism than it
was last July. It does not need the prophetic eye to
discern breakers ahead, with the very real possi
bility of just such a tie-up as developed last session,
except that this time the Senate instead of the White
House may be exercising the veto power.
&&& "Bmamtm man
Here's a Book
SENATOR SMITH AS A "PROGRESSIVE"
John Walter Smith, of Maryland, who was one
of the reliable Aldrich assistants in the session of
1909, is out in a statement defending his tariff votes
of that time. Senator Smith vigorously declares that
he is not ashamed of any of his votes, has no apol
ogies to make, and was actuated by no consideration
of personal interest in taking any of his positions.
He is a tariff-for-revenuc Democrat and has always
been a "progressive."
This illustrates how widely definitions may be
stretched. Nobody, of course, can tell what on earth
a tariff-for-rcvenue Democrat is. Senator Smith is
one, he says; but so was Alexander Stephens Clay;
and a comparison of their votes would show that
Smith was, down at the bottom, just as near to an
Aldrich Republican as it was possible for a Democrat
to be, while Clay never once compromised his con
victions and was never helpful to the standpat ring
that so many times needed Democratic assistance.
Of late a good deal has been heard, by way of
gossip and speculation, about the possibility that a
conservative Senate, under very close Democratic
control, may wreck the Wilson revision program.
Four Democrats, Gorman, Brice, Smith, and Murphy,
have taken their places in history as the men who
broke dpwn the Cleveland revision. If those four
men were sitting on the Democratic side of the Sen
ate today, it would be accepted that real revision was
very likely to fail.
Does not Senator Smith know that wherever
men discuss the possibility of a repetition of that
Wilson bill tragedy, his own name is always included
among those Democrats who could be expected to
join in betraying the party program? If he does not
know that, his friends ought to let him know. The
Senator, in his capacity as boss of Maryland Democ
racy, has just ahead of him the grave possibility of
an unexpected party crisis. Whenever there is a
Senatorial vacancy from Maryland, the Smith ma
chine will be determined to pass the mantle on to a
loyal henchman. The necessity of conducting a
Senatorial fight in behalf of the reactionary old Mary
land machine, and at the same time making a tariff
record in the Senate, involves difficulties which might
very easily smash the Smith organization.
BOTH GUESSED WRONG.
"Oh. papa," slip said, with a liltuh, "young Sir. Chcst
nut, who ona bo many conl mines In l'cnnslvanla, in com
ing again thin evening, and ho bus a he wants to tsvo you on
"All right, my dear," responded the old man, chucking
her playfully under tho chin. "I know what tho young man
That evening Mr. Chestnut came to tho point at once.
"Mr Hendricks," he Bald, boldly, "1 wnnt to ask ou If
ou have laid In a stock of coal."
EXACTLY AS ADVERTISED.
Mr House Hunter You advertised a beautiful view from
this bungulow. Why, there's nothing but an apartment wall
Mi Wise Agent- Mi, i'S' Hut In that liniwo Hies a poach
of a widow who's ut her v. Indow ull da) Ions.
"The Heart of an Orphan," by
Amanda Mathews, Dcimond Fitzgerald,
of New York, publishers, Is made up
of a merles of letteri which a little
orphaned Italian Kill writes to the Udy
who has vMtcd her In an Institution
The llrst fen lc-tli rs. In which she
refers to the kind person as "Dear
mother of my hart," are thrust Into
the hand of the visitor as she Is lalng
So full of pathos are they, so hare do
the lay open the adorable heart of
tho little girl, that i-ho Is really adopted
1 "dar mother of her barf and
haves the asvlum to attend school
original, pathetically humorous, and
reallv Interesting, a delightful half hour
can be will spent in inc company
the "adorahlest mother" and
"long, black dawter, Olovanna."
What's on the Program in
TO ATTEND RALLY
Delegates Will Gather in Alexandria Before Coming to
Take Part in Celebration in
The follow-Inc National Union Councils
will mett tonight: Columbia. No. 413,
1'Mlilun Temple, National Guard, No.
Ilfi, National Ouard Armory.
Mictlng of Canton Washington, No. 1.
I. O. O. !'.. drill and social session to
night. Regular meotlng of tho Cosmos Club, 8
first meeting of the season of the Mls
glsrlppl Society of Washington, Con
federate Veterans' Hall, 1333 Vermont
avenue, 8 p. m.
First mt cling of the season of the Mis
souri Society of Washington, Cochran
Hotel, rouitccnth and K streets north
west, S p m.
Monthly meeting of the- California Stato
Association. TO5 r street northwest, S
National-"! he Firefly," 2. IB and S:13
Columbia "Rebecca of Sunnybrook
I'urni. ' 11.15 and f 13 p in.
Ilelaseo "I.lttlo MIbs llrown," ::15 and
S:15 p m.
Chase's rollte vaudeville, 3:15 and 8:15
Poll's Vaudeville, afternoon and even-
Acad'emv "Tho Dmgbat Family,'' 2:15
and 8-15 l. m.
Cosmos Continuous vaudeville.
Gayety "Jolly Follies," 2:15 and 8:15
Li ccum "Married for a Day," !:15 and
t:15 p. m.
Carnegie Hero Fund
Limits Hero Rewards
WASIIINOTON TIMES nfltEAU.
AUUXANDHIA. VA.. NOV 18.
More than 600 Odd Fellows, repre
senting twelve lodges, will gather In
Alexandria next Tuesday afternoon
andceed to Washington, where they
will take part In the rally of Virginia,
Maryland, and District of Columbia
Odd Fellows. They will bring with
them fifty candidates upon whom the
three degrees of the order will be con
ferred. Jlnal arrangements for the rally,
which, promises to be one of the most
Important In the annuals of the order.
were made at a meeting of Potomac
Lodge, No. 33, last night. Meetings
have been held by the other lodges of
Alexandria during the past week.
According to the program mapped
out, the Odd Fellows of northern Vir
ginia will arrive. In Alexandria at 2.30
Tuesday afternoon. Among the lodges
which will bo present are the following:
Highland Lodge, of Independent Hill;
Prince, William Lodge, of Manassas;
Charity Lodge, of Warrenton; Mar
shall Lodge, of Marshall; Remington
Lodge, of lUmlngton; Thoenlx Lodge,
of Culpeper; Accotlnk Lodge, of Ac-
cotlnk; Crescent Lodge, of Lor ton: Mt.
vision L.oage, ot uccoquan, ana it. i.
Lee Lodee. of Dumfries.
Tho grand master of Odd Fellows of
Virginia, A. M. Southall, of Danville;
the deputy grand master, W. K. A3en,
nf Covington, and the grand warden.
Park P. Deans, of Winston, together
with other grand lodge officers, will
arrive In Alexandria on Tuesday, and
will he the guests of tho Alexandria
Odd Fellows during the day.
Tho two lodges of Alexandria, Po
tomac and Sarepta, the members of
Marley Kncanipment and Alexandria
Canton and the visiting members will
meet In Odd Fellows Hall at p. m.
and escorted by Alexandria Canton No
1, In uniform, will march to the corner
nf Prinrn mid Itoval streets where sne-
I clal trains will be In awaiting to con-
j vey the party to wasnington.
on arrival at her home, 41U South Pitt
street, was again attacked b) hei hu
band who was In waiting for her and
knocked her down several times before
neighbors could Interfere. Grace was
arrested and brought before Police Jus
tire Caton this morning. He stated to
the court that he had not been living
with hW wife for several months and
that the Juvenile Court In Washington
had ordered him to pay her JS a week
toward the maintenance of his two
children. He said that he was willing
to pay this amount but would, not lei
his wife go In the company of other
men. Justice Caton Imposed a line ot
130 upon Grace for assault.
The funeral of John A. Travers. a
Confederate veteran, eighty-two years
old, took place tills afternoon at 3
o'clock from his late residence, 3cVS
South Henry street. A delegation of
members of H. K. Lee Camp. Confeder
ate Veterans, attended the funeral serv
ices, which were conducted by the Ilev.
Kdgar Carpenter, of Oraco Episcopal
Church, and tho Rev. H. M. Canter, of
Washington Street M. K. Church, South.
Memorial services for Charles N. Crlt
tenton, formerly a resident of Alexan
dria and founder of the Florence Crlt
tenton chain of homes for girls, will be
held at the Children's Home on next
Monday. The Rev. John L. Allison, D.
D.. of the Second Presbtcran Church,
will make an address on Mr. Crlttcn-
In the circuit court of Alexandria
county yesterday afternoon a Jury,
without leaving the box, brought In a
verdict of not guilty In the case of
Attorney R. C. L. Moncure, who had
been Indicted for the conversion of trust
funds. Mr Moncure was tne oniy wn
Army and Navy
PITTSIlt'ROH, Nov. 16. Tho Carneglo
Heto Fund Commission has placed re
stilctlons upon the period -following an
act of horolsm within which the hero
may be rewarded for his deed. Hereto
fore tho only restriction was that tho
act must have been performed since the
establishment of the commission In 1904.
negliinlng with January 1 next no act
of heiolsm will bo considered by tho
commission unless It has been per
foimed within thiee ytors of the date
on which application for recognition Is
Bay State Members Are
For Duties Upon Shoes
IIOSTON. Nov. 16 -Six Democratic
Congressmen-elect from Masachusetts
aio on lecord as supportcm of the pics
mt duty on boots and shoes.
At a confluence held In Mavor Fits
gciald's officii today an agieemcnt was
tntered Into to oppose any reduction of
King street was thrown into on up
roar last night at 9 o'clock when J. J
Ornco, of Washington, met his wife,
who was accompanied by another man,
and made a savage attack on tho
couple. Mrs. Grace was knocked down
twice before Bhe could mako her es
cape Into a neighboring store and her
companion was roughly handled. She
left the store a few minutes later and
Captain HF.IIMAN GLADE, Fifth In
fantry, United States Mllltarv Acad
cm), Wst Point, N. Y., to Twenty
Uach of the following named ofimm
the Coast Aitlllcry Corps Is relieved
fiuiu assignment to the company in
dlcatcd after his name and placed on
the unasslgned list:
First Lieutenant LB WIS E. GOODIEIt,
Jr., from the Seventy-sixth Cotnpai v
First Lieutenant SAMUEL II. lie
LEARY from the Fort) -seventh
Flrtt Lieutenant I.OREN H. CALL from
tho One bundled and first Compan,
Second Lieutenant LEWIS II UKERC
TON fiom the Seventeenth Coir
pany. The follow Ine-named officers rellevd
from detail In the Signal Coip .
Cnptaln ELMER J. WALLACE, Cecil
Captain WILLIAM A. COVINGTON,
Coust Artillery Corps.
Captain SAMUEL U. ARNOLD, Cav
alry First Lieutenant HOWARD C. TATLM,
First Lieutenant MOSS T. LOVE. Cav
alry. First Lieutenant CHARLES LEON
First Lieutenant ASA L. SINGLETON,
First Lieutenant JAMES E. WARE, In
fantry First Lieutenant GEORGE R. GUILD.
First Lieut. CHARLES A. DRAVO, In
fantry First Lieut. DAWSON OLMSTEAD.
Lieutenant Commander CHESTER
WELLS to Navy Yard, Washington,
Passed Assistant Surgoon W. M. KERR,
detached Naval Hospital, Annapolis,
Md., to Navy Tard. New York, N. T.
Passed Assistant Surgeon R. 11.
HENRY to Naval Hospital, An
Pharmacist E. T. MORSE, placed on
retired list from November 9, de
tached Navy Yard. Boston, Mass ,
Passed Assistant Surgeon E. L. WOODS
liens, and after hearing his statement, J
Commonwealth Attorney Whitehead, of Arriv-ed-Ontarlo
Nelson county, w ho had beeti designated ' ''
by Governor Jiann to couousi iuo iruu
cutlon, declined to argue the case, and
asked tho Jury to bring In a verdict for
Another case against Mr. Moncure
charging him with cmbcislcment was
thrown out of court on a demurrer, and
nt the request of the Commonwealth's
attorney a nolle pros was entered. Mr.
Moncure was represented by Commnn
wealth Attorney Samuel a. Brent, of
Alexandria city, and Commonwealth
Attorney C. Vernon Ford, of Fairfax
county. Judge Uennett T. Gordon, of
Nelson county, was designated by Gov
ernor Mann to preside In the absenco of
Judge J. R. T. Thornton.
To Entertain Bryan
William Jennings Bryan and Dr. Sam
uel Avery, chancellor of the University
of Nebraska, will be guests of tho Ne
braska State Association at a meeting
Monday night at 8 o'clock at 3317 Thir
teenth street northwest. A musical pro
gram will be given. Officers for the
coming year will bo elected.
F. II. Abbott, the. president, will pre
side. The other officers BOrvlng now
are F. W. Collins, vice president; Fred
K. Nielsen, secretary, and It. A, Hard
ing, trcasuter. j
Benefit Is Planned
By Lady Maccabees
National Hive, No. 1, Ladles of the
Maccabees, will hold an entertainment
In the Pvthlan Temple next Wednesday
night for the benefit of the charitable
work the hive is doing about Washing
ton. Soma of tho best amateur talent
In the city will take part In the enter
tainment. A elanca will bo given from
10 to 12 o'clock.
The hive held memorial services last
night for Martha L Mercer and Carrie
M. McMlchael, who have passed away
during the past few weeks.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
Norfolk. Kudu at
Sailed Albany from Slakwan for Woo
sung, Celtic from Hampton Roads for
Boston, Solaco from Hampton Roads
for New Yoik yard, Minnesota, Kan
sas, South Carolina, Michigan, from
Hampton Roads for Pensacola. Utah,
Florida, North Dakota, Delaware,
Virginia. Rhode Island, Georgia,
Oolo, Idaho, Illinois, New Hamp
shire, from Hampton Roads for
Will of J. T. Deweese
Filed for Probate
Mis. Ella L. Dewecso Is named as
the sole beneficiary of the estate of her
husband, John T. Deweese, whose will
has been tiled In Probate Couit
Mis Glenn Brown gets tho whole, es
tate of her brother-in-law, Andrew II,
Knott, by tho latter' s will, and her
husband In named as executor.
After providing for four legacies of
1200 each, the will of George W, Bab
cock directs that the executors, J. C.
Taylor and tbo United States Trus:
Company, divide the remaining estate
among his four children, his two sis
ters and two sons-in-law.
The will of Mrs. Mary E Woodhouse
leaves Jl each to four children and tho
remainder of her estate to lcr UausU
ter, Ella M. Lacy.