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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SUNDAY, tCuAlbElt 8, 1912.
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THERE ARE OTHERS.
But perhaps the Hon. Oscar W. Undqrwjod
. doesn't see why he shouldnt "preach the poor man's
politics and eat the rich man's dinner." Was not
even Mr. Wilson constrained to ask one of his
friends, whose intimacy with the Money Power was
of the closest, "if he cared anything for his reputa
tion to cease writing in his behalf."
SCIENCE AND "GUM."
Now comes Herr Doctor Arnold Lorand, of Carls
bad, to put the approving seal of science on a much
decried, if an undiminishing vocation. Nothing, it is
true, can make it slightly. There be those who would
not do it for all the world ; or even for a set of shin
ing teeth. But Dr. Arnold Lorand, of Carlsbad, is
nevertheless of opinion that the chewing of gum is
"excellent for teeth, throat, and tonsils," and he
gives it the benefit of antiquity by assuring us that
it originated, not with the American Boy, but with
the Aztecs. This and other heresies has Dr. Lorand
put into a book on "health and longevity," and it
may do something to assuage our anger at the om
nipresent assurance that we can "buy it by the pack
age," but "it's cheaper by the box."
INDEED, THE POOR INDIAN.
"The poor Indian" is no far-fetched term. This
does not refer so much to his wealth as to his health.
The death rate among the Government's Indian wards
on the Western reservations is thirty-five a thou
sand and that 30 per cent of the mortality is due to
tuberculosis. The "great white plague" really knows
no color line, and the trouble among the Indians is
that, for want of sufficient medical attention, they
easily fall prey to this commonest of diseases.
In former days the Indians were favored by out
door life. Today, huddled in towns and camps, they
often suffer from lack of proper focd and education.
Worst of all, the sick are not separated from the
well. The one room is used for cooking, eating, and
sleeping. The dreadful conditions found in the
slums of the big cities are duplicated, and they will
continue to be, according to the statement made by
the superintendent of the Carlisle School, until Con
gress pays more attention to the Indian's health.
WAR IN THE AIR AND THE TREN CHES.
As the peace of Sofia becomes more distinctly
outlined the alert military historian begins toting
up lessons' of the war. The aeroplane, first on the
list, did not in the six short weeks of fighting prove
revolutionary in changing methods of warfare. It
was of more value in scouting than as an agent of
destruction. Over thirty planes were in use all told,
flying, at an altitude of from 1,000 to 1,500 feet, only
one of the covey being struck by bullets seriously
enough to put it out of commission.
Bomb throwing was practiced and fires were set
by the Balkan allies, particularly in Adrianople, but
not sufficient accuracy from heights was shown to
make them a menace to small bodies of troops or
Frederick Palmer's judgment is that to the United
States the important lesson is the need by soldiers
of trenching tools ready for use in making over, and
the need of ample field artillery.
ELIOT'S ADVICE TO WILSON.
President Eliot is entitled to get a respectful
hearing from Governor Wilson on the subject of
appointments to office. Dr. Eliot gave him the full
benefit of his support in the Presidential campaign,
and now, in pressing his ideas for the Government
service, he has the entire backing of the National
Civil Service Reform League.
F.U all Government offices on the merit sys
tem through careful, original seloctlons and
careful promotions, and no civil servant 1b un
der obligations to a patron. Require nil civil
' servants to abstain from r&rtlsan political ac
thlty, and there will bo no offlce-hnldors' man
agement either of nominations or elections.
This is Dr. Eliot's platform, and Governor Wilson
cannot throw it into the waste basket without loss
of dignity. He cannot evade meeting the issue in
some way. Wilson himself has been for years a mem
ber of the National Civil Service Reform Associa
tion. He has stood for its principles and supported
its propaganda. He may consider that taking offices
out of politics to this extent is pure theory. But he
has laid claim to idealism in politics. Whether he is
to be ideal or practical will play a considerable part
in his Administration.
Ori the one side there is the 60,000 Demorats de
manding $30,000,000 worth of offices to be filled; on
the other side the civil service reformers.
MRS. STOWE'S MISTAKE.
It was F, Hopkinson Smith, who once cham
pioned the Turk. Now the same gifted gentleman
abuses the memory of Harriet Beccher Stowe. The
text of his latest sensation is not at hand, but the
nub of it, as contained in a dispatch from Camden,
N. J where he spoke in the high school, is that
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" has done more harm than
any other book ever written; that it misrepresented
the condition of the negro before the civil war,
and that much of the bitter feeling left in the South
as the result of that war was due to Mrs. Stowe's
masterpiece. The only conclusion to be drawn is
that if Mr. Smith had been in Mrs. Stowe's place he
would have pictured the men who sold negroes at
the block as models 'of humanity and condemned men
like Booker T. Washington to remain mere chattels.
By the same token, Julia Ward Howe's "Battle
Hymn of the Republic" must be the most harmful
poem ever written. It keyed up the spirit aroused
by "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Nothing more baleful
could have occurred at that time, With the possible
exception of Lincoln's emancipation proclamation.
In the course of time we may expect from this
talented painter, writer, and engineer, but mis
guided historian, a broadside against the Balkan
states for their modern crusade and their liberation
of the Macedonian victims of the putrid Turk.
BLEASE AND HIS PEOPLE
If the governors' conference had not passed the
resolution it did in rebuke of "To-Hell-With-the-Con-stitution"
Blease, condemning the mob law which
the South Carolina governor had defended, it would
have dodged an imperative duty. No governor tak
ing such a stand, as matter of fact, should be per
mitted to sit in the council. The four Northern and
Southern governors who voted against the anti-mob
law resolutions showed a too-nice sense of courtesy
to one of their number who brought the reproach it
carries down upon himself.
Yet it cannot be denied that the views of the
people of South Carolina are fairly well represented
by Cole Blease in his lawlessness. They knew where
he stood on lynching when they re-elected him.
While there can be nothing but contempt for a gov
ernor who flouts the laws he is sworn to enforce, he
must be credited with a certain kind of courage in
publicly expressing what is tactily the policy of nu
merous Southern governors, though few care to go to
the lengths he does upon the public record. They
prefer to let lynching go on and they are content
with hypocritical attempts to keep their public rec
O TEMPORAI O MORES !
One day just after the President-elect had reach
ed the leisurely shores of Bermuda word came from
some faithful Pepys of the press that the great and
kindly gentleman had a "wheel" with him on which
he had gone riding, and it was said moreover that
those trips to pleasant places were to be a reason
able part of a well-earned holiday. It was a slight
thing that the correspondent did thus to mention
such excursions, but it was enough to bring back to
memory the pictures of many a soft-tinted piece of
country side, and with that recollection a regret for
the passing of a custom as full of good health as it
was innocent of vulgarity.
Why it is that cycling has vanished as one of
the pastimes of the well to do we cannot tell. You
may ask philosophers and sporting writers; you may
inquire of the servants of every trade from tailoring
to tinkering; you may search statistics and dwell on
the mysteries of social infatuations; but from none
of them can you glean any light on this dark puzzle
of the disappearance of the "wheel."
In favor of the pastime there was much as there
still is to be said; against it there is nothing. It was
not expensive. It was not dangerous. It was not
monotonous. It tobk us afield under the sun and
the rain. It gave us clean muscles, a moderate
thirst and a notable appetite. It was in derogation
of the dignity of neither man nor woman. And there
was a pleasure in mounting the easy slope to coast
down into some pretty town that some of us have
not even yet forgotten.
When the road was bad one could walk across
its stoniest places, wheeling the machine by its han
dle and smoking the while a pipe of serene content
ment. When the road was good it sang a song under
the spinning tires that was music to the ear, and
gave the calves and thighs a swing of conscious
vigor. The pace could be fast enough for variety
and not too fast for the enjoyment of the eye; and
the wind whistled past you as you bent over the han
dles for a spurt on a piece of level highway as it
whistles when you stand for'ard near the anchor
chains and watch the stars at sea.
There were roads between hedges to be passed
and miles of sandy strips by the' yellow beaches, and
there were Inns here and there or a patch of grass
to rest on when the sun was low. Off in the distance
at such a time the town yx had in view for your rest
ing place that night would lie snug and comfortable
beyond the trees, and there was, perhaps, the plan
of an early rising and a ten-mile ride to, another
town before breakfast that you remembered taking
that time last year.
Sometimes there were punctures and in bad
weather the chain would creak a bit with slush and
grit; and there were saddles to adjust for a change
of body and an occasional cottar pin to tighten. But
those things were the modest hazard of the game;
they tried neither the purse nor the temper; and
when the patch was dry and the tube pumped tight
you sailed pn blithley whistling in the balmy after
But the "wheel" with us hns gone and of a cause
that no mind can fathom. Aoroad it still holds its
place as the friend of poets and statesmen and even
prosperous merchants; whilst we know it only as the
scorching steed of some messenger boy who is in
spired to an unseemly and rare haste when he thinks
that he can make us duck and dodge and double to
Perchance a change is coming to this neglected
vehicle; it may be that the new President is of a
stouter courage than we think; and one fine morning
in the spring of the new year the gentleman who
guides our destinies may be seen astride his saddle in
tan shoes and stockinged calves, pedaling for dear life
down the Avenue with a pouch in one pocket and a
pipe in the other, and a prayer in his heart for an
hour of windy peace.
SCENE OF FUNERAL
OF SCOTISH PASTOR
Services for Jamse M. Hamil
Are Held by Superintendent.
Funeral services over the body jf
James M. Hamil, about forty-five vrnra
of age, at ono lime a well-known
clergyman In the I'reibyterlan Church
of rdlrbuig, Scotland, were held ut ihe
CVntml t.'non Mission thla aflutiioon
Thu tftcwised la aurvlvecl by a wife, n
nutlier, ar.u two s'stcrs, all of Eillu
tiuig, and by t. brother. Dr. Tiiom.u M.
Ildi,'.:, pralcssor of theology in Delfjjt
Seminal y. Ilelfaat, Island.
Ihe service waa conducted by tho
Ru. F J. l.ukens, superintendent of
ll'i) mission, und the music wu fur
nlshtd t.v tr,e vested choir of the Sixth
rrieuyierinu Church, and HIM IbM-i
Klrirlchroii, Interment will be made In
hen the Hev. Lukena aaaumed chare-e
of the mlaslon more than three yean
ago the deceased was then a member
or the home, employed In varloui ca
pucltlo. After trying for a year and
a half to cure ilamll of the drink
habit, he had him stnt to Keswick Col.
ony. N. J., at the Hume for Inebriate
for the paat twenty months he has
been entirely cured, and has Performed
mlnintvrnl work around the colony, lit
went to Philadelphia twelve daya ago
to assume u pastorate ana uica sud
denly on December 3.
When the fact of hla death became
known his brother was cabled, who
requested that the body be Interred In
Washington under tile auspices of tht
mission. The body waa brought to
Washington Friday by Undertaker 8. 11
WILLIAM H. SWEENEY.
The funeral of William II. Sweeney,
who died yesterday In his home, 42 K
street northwest, will be held In 81.
Aloratus Church tomorrow morning at
9 o clock. The lntercmtnt will be In
Ml Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Sweeney, who waa seventy-live
years oia, nas Deen prominent in print
Ini: and benevolent circles for many
yenra. Ills service In the Government
rrlnllng ornce covered a longer period
than that of any other employe theie.
He was a member of the Typographical
Society, thu tlrst organisation nf Its kind
In this city, and when that was succetd
ed by the Columbia Typographical
t'nlon he Joined its local, No. 101. He
served two terms as president of the
Mr. Sweeney Is survUcd by seven chll-dren.
DISTRICT IS READY
TO ANSWER CALLS
FOR NAVAL FORCE
Department Hopes to Build
Up Body of About 50,000
Washington is expected to contribute
rathe mora than Its quota to tho Naval
iteaerve, which tho Navy Department
hopen to build up Into a body of 00,000
experienced men who will be ready to
rush to the defense of their country at
'.he call of the President.
Enlisted men honorably discharged,
members of the Naval Mllltla and
skilled seamen and sailors comprise tho
three principal classes from which the
Navy Department expect to build up
this reserve. As there are In Washing,
ton larger number of men of these
classes than In many cities the slxe
of the National Capital It Is anticipated
that the Naval Reserve here will com
prise a considerable body nf men.
The outline of the Navy Department's
Plan for such a reserve follows In the
main thOHc of almllnr organizations In
other cnifntrles. Under Its requirements
nil persons who enroll agree to respond
to a call by the PresMcnt for service
In the regular navy In time of war or
when war Is threatened. The will stand
at all times subject to the call of thu
('resident, who hall have power, In his
discretion, to call Into service any or all
the reserves for n limited period to be
fixed by him, but not to exceed two
At any time during enrollment tho
Naval Reserve mv enter all drills, ex
ercises or instruction prescribed by the
Secretary of the Navy and during that
time shall be amenable to the rules of
the service and be entitled to the same
pay and allowancs.
SEEKS LIGHT HERE
ON COURT ABUSES
MEETS IN CHICAGO
(Continued from First Page.)
orgnatsation., to study legislation and
administration there. The fond and
foolish old Ides, that the Americans
haven't anything to learn from Europe,
Is In the discard with the Progressives.
They want to know everything Europo
has for us that would help; everything
from tho 'Income tax and Inheritance
taxes, to the Ralftelssen similar sys
tarns of ruiol finance. They yproposo
to bring homo accurate, adequate un
derstanding of the great co-operatlvo
systems which have become well nigh
the eintral Idea of agricultural organ
ization In Ireland, In Denmark, and
various other parts of Km ope.
The Progressive campaign, In short,
Isn't going to slacken ot all. It Is ko-
ing to ne a campuiau ,.-.-..-..,
education, und results generally. Mean
while, alongside this scheme of Intel
lectual appeal and constructive work,
there will be carried lorward the other
and equally necessary proi""""' 'IT,
JONATHAN SCOTT HARTLEY.
Jonathan Scott Hartley, u sculptor,
diid yesterday In his home, 314 West
Eighty-sixth street New York. Mr.
Hartley has been Identified with the ar
tistic circles of New York for many
years, ell was president of the Art
Students' League from 18T8 to 180, pres
ident of the National Academy In 1691,
ant) a member o fthe National Sculp
tors Society, the Architectural Leairue.
and the Salmagundi Club, which he
toTaol an1 W" pre"Wenl ot from l08
Mr. Hartley did mun busts of act
ors and acirensea among whom were
i. wln Booh. Lawrence Barrett. Ada
llehan, and John Gilbert. He did the
Daiuerre monument In New Yorlc
"'. th.e,.8ta',e of M"" Mown In
hprlngfleld, Mass.. and Alfred, the
v '' ur l" appellate court of New
Judge Wanamaker, of Ohio, Talks
With Supreme Court Justices
on Proposed Reforms.
iia..i ..aiiivm,i nrfrunicatlon. The whole
country will be organised thoroughly,
tho temporary marnlnery that was
patched together In the hurry of the
last campaign will be reconstructed and
perfected, and by two years hence the
party will have a record of accompl sh
ments as wall as an effective organlsa
tlon through which to work.
Immediately after elecUon. there was
a feeling that the Congressional elec
tlons of 1I4 would mark tho tlrst crisis
for the Progrcsslvu party, because It
would have to make a national cam
paign without the magic talisman of
Roosevelt's name. That was retarded
aa presenting difficulties In holding to
gether that great strength which v-aa
this year aggregated together.
But, with the series of projects that
have been suggested, It Is believed the
party will not only hold Its place as
the second party In the country, but
will bo able to increase Its representa
tion In Congress, and the"Btate legisla
tures and the Btate and local adminis
trations, to the point where It will
force recognition as In very fact the
only real opposition to the Democracy.
"How are we going to take care of
all these people?" was the despairing
wall of the local managers of the Pro
gressive National convention In the last
few days before It met here on August
"It looks as If everybody were com
ing." Is the present echo of that ex
pression nf surprise, as reports come
In Indicating a huge attendance for the
national conference of the new party.
'For the are plainly going to break
some mope records. They're coming by
hundreds. The conference will take
place on Tuesday and Wednesday of
next week, and the demands for ac
commodatlons and promises of big del'
citations arc coming from all dlree
rm the highest trinu-l we mougni wnen ino raniercnco
., state He In In I was called that we might get 300 peo
!. The work of the ' P' together." said Medlll McCormlck.
Ing the work of the , , chalrmafi. and one of the local
Judge It. M. Wanamaker, elected to
be a Justice In the Ohio supreme court
last November on a non-partlslan
ticket, started out today to make lid d tlons.
his pledge to reform the highest trlbu-i "We thought when, tho conference
nal In the Uucke)
United States Supreme Court, ajid talk-. managers. today. "Now It looks as If
Ing to the Justices about Just vhat I we would have a thoussnd, and that
should be done to hasten trials ana put I number would tc passea ir there were
an end to court abuses. occasion to make a showing of num.
Judge Wanamaker. who long has I ber?v ... -
been un ardent advocate nf Colonel I Great Enthusiasm Shown.
Roosevelt, and who Is classed as u Pro-1 .., ,,-'i. .,,, v. i-.
sresslve. stopred here on his tour of the However, the number will be welcome,
varlou State capitals to see nrst hand The piled up announcements of great
the different mothods of court proce- numbers of those who contemplate
dure. He will go to Trenton. Albany. ,iccnt on this town Indicate an en
Boston, and Hnrrlsburg on the trip. ,i,-.i.. rf...ra,in.inn . -, t,.
There Is txi' much delay In curt thlU,n: determination to push the
Hlmebsugh, of Ottawa, III. Judge
Hlmebaugh Is one ot the two Progres
sive Congressmen elected In' Illinois.
He defeated C. E. Puller, ItepubUcan,
who has been In the house ten years,
and a Democrat in the Twelfth dis
trict. 'There's no doubt of It so far as
Illinois Is concerned," continued Judge
Hlmebaugh. "If the people had known
that we were going to land second, we
would have been certain to land first.
They'll know It two years from now.
and then watch us pile up an Increased
representation In the House."
Early thla week a meetlnf of Pro
aresslves from fifteen rnuntlea In anuth.
ern Illinois "Darkest Egypt" ther call
It here came toaether at r?nflruiia re
represented no outatde Inspiration Just
uiiijiy nK iuvhi ciiinuaiaam. Tnere was
a huge attendance, and nrnnlaatlnn.
county by county, was the business In
State Mau Meetings.
Next week thrco counties will hold
a mass meeting for a like purposo at
Htreator. Peoria had a like gathering
for lis secUon. At least a half score
Of countv rnnaa enthrlnH hiu. l-
ready been reported In Illinois.
... tfl-" 5S? naa. ma" conventions
it-.C-.n" fny .,n"1 Bt- 'or the
f!'J.r1l,nd ,rn parts of the Btate,
and Nebraska has bad a big State meet-
!Wr..I,d,..'1,.n.0W "'wort with organisa
tion activities that reach to every
The South Dakota leaders are ngur-
serves. Borne of tnm wan , Mi
their party Republican In local affair
and Progressive in National, and there
s serious talk og pushing a measure
jim uwiu foinwiuri 10 settle uieir
Away out In Utah, where was enlist
Si.yjS Weern wing of that noble Taft
Phalanx of seven electoral, votes, there
la an anil-machine movement nn tnnt
that crystallsed In a State meeting. The
younger element of Mormons, It de
Xfi?P"' "re ,"sgusted with church dom
ination and determined to get that In
stltutlon driven out of politics. Pro
resslve Ideas have reached the mass
51 me peopie ana mey are getting ready
for a great fight to retire Smoot from
Plan Obstructive Tactics.
These are samples of what Is going
on everywhere. Indiana will send fully
10O representatives to next week's con
ference; Michigan and Iowa, and Min
nesota will do as well; Missouri Is full
of purpose to have 'a delegation second
"'Jit u "nois in point or numners.
The conference Is going to be a busi
ness performance, dealing with ways
"n,?Jm?S,'.or'ra.nli,lon a""' the like.
Incidentally It will have some tall poll
tics on Its hands, for In an Important
group of 8tates tho Progressives have
elected a sufficient number of members
of the Legislature to make them a pivo
tal power. Thus Illinois wl llhave a
Legislature made up thus:
In the Senate Democrats, 2S; Repub
licans, 28; Progressives, 2.
In the House Democrats, 7S; Repub
licans. 47; Progressives. 26; Socialists, 4.
In the Mlchlaran I.eiHalat,M .!. re
publicans have a small majority over
all, but the Progressives have about
nfteen members, and there Is a group
of progressively disposed Republicans
who avow they will never rote for Wil
liam Alden Smith for United States
Senator. So In these two States the
Progressives are In position to make
themselves a power that must be reck
oned with, and they are laying plans
to use that power by way of getting
some big, aoUd results.
ON RURAL CREDIT
Special Committee Appoint
ed to Report to Meeting of
Governors Next Year.
A definite plan, set forth on paper so
that It will admit of pointed criticism or
advocacy, for 'the establishment ot a
rural credit system In thla country will
be reported one year from now to the
Congress of Governors to be held at
Colorado Springs, This was determined
at tho .conference held at tho Whlto
House yesterday afternoon and the fol
lowing commutes) oi governors was
named to draft the plans: I'lalattd, of
Maine, chairman: O'Neal, of Alabama;
nann, ui virginm riuriuuii, nr uniol
MtOovern, of Wisconsin: Hadley, of
Missouri; Foss, of Marsachusetts;
Carey, of Wyoming, and Johnson, of
A resolution thanking tho 1'rcMdent
for calling the subject of rural credits
to hte attention of the, governors waa
The committee appointed comprises
all political elements and represents all
fisrts of the country. As a result pecu
iar conditions obtaining In the ur1ous
sections will be considered n drafting
the plans for the establishment of rural
bands or banking societies.
Senator Gallinger Would Alter
Form of District Administration.
Are After Referendum.
They intend, for Instance, at Spring-
nrncedure." Judge Wanamaker declared Progressiva party that Jiaa more tMa ' w 'n UI at ,h very 'outset a
today. "Counts are away behind In luftlfled the utmost hopes of the lead- ?".', or w nactlng1nt law the
their work, and this must be stopped. crf parlous social reform declaratloaa of
MRS. EMMA V. WOODEND.
Word has been received of the death
of Mrs. Emma K. Woodend, a resident
of this city since the civil war. In the
homo of her niece, Mrs. E. C. Blair
In Progress. N. C. Mrs. Woodend was
seventy. four years old.
Mrs. Woodend was the daughter of
William II. Wondenri tt tntBmA..,K
Vn.. and was a descendant of sir Rob
ert Peale. of England. She was for
t ilrty-nve years in the employ of the
Government In this city and until
last spring- lived with her niece. Mrs.
Charles A. Springer.
Mrs. Woodend will be burled in
Springfield. N. C, In accordance with
a desired expressed before her death.
BENJAMIN F. BEERS.
The Navy Department has been ad
vised of the death of Chief Machinist
Benjamin F. Beers In Venice, Cal.,
on December I. OWMf iMahrnlst.
Beers was born In New York, January
. 1861, and was appointed a machinist
in the Mvv In IRflA aftAf ...uln. v..
nine years as an enlisted man. He waa
appointed chief machinist In 190. Ho
os retired In MIt. and since that time
has been living In California.
JAMES M. DARLEY.
Jamea M, Darley. for nfteen vears an
operator In the Western Union Tele
graph Company's office In this city,
dleM Frldnv night In bis home. 1210 C
street eouthwest. He Is survived hv his
wife. Mrs. Bessie M. Darley, and five
MRS. MARY E. EBEL.
Mrs. Mary E. Ebel. the wife of
Charles K, Ebel, of 3J3 Georgia avenue,
died this morning at 3:0) o'clock after a
short Illness. She Is survived by four
children, Martha, Adolph, Gules and
Marie, und her husband.
Mrs. Ebel was born In Hwltserland
and came to the United States with her
parents forty years ago. Since that
lime aha has lived In Washington.
The funeral will be from the home
Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock. Tho Interment
will be In Rock Creek Cemetery.
MRS. PAULINE E. MOFFETTE.
Funeral services for Mrs. Paul'ne E.
Moffettc, seventy-four, widow of Col.
Hunter P. Moffettc, of the Confederate
army, who died suddenly yesterday
afternoon while on a shopping tour,
will be held Tuesday morning ut 10
o'clock fiom the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Edward M. Tuber, at 1346
Fairmont atreet northwest. Interment
will be made In Rock Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Moffette was stricken w'th apo
plexy in one of the downtown stores
and filed without regaining conacleus
ness ut the Emergency Hospital.
Uncle Sam's Sleuths
After "Ginger" Sellers
LAURIIL. Del., Dec. 8. A sensation
was created In this local option sec
tion when It was declared that two
attache from the Unite 1 States rev
enue service In Baltimore would
make a number of urrcsta of violat
ors of the Federal liipior taws, and
take tlio alleged offenders to Wilm
ington for tilul. Merchants who have
been selling a form of "ginger" as
a lieicrairc und social ('111 lis where
Intoxicants werj (llbposo.l nf without
Government license? uy under the
lian Vlfti'.flrn ilnlthlH worth tit tht i
"ginger" was found tuncath the cou-1
tar of a Laurel merchant.
I urn planning to prepare a ayste-n of
procedure wnercDy mucn aeiau worn
w'll be eliminated. This will be pre
sented to the other Justices for their
Cane and Proclamation
Are Gifts to President
President Taft has received from Col.
William L. Slebert, Engineer Corps, U.
S. A., member of the Panama Canal
Commission, a cane made from a log
discovered nfty-six feet below aea level
In the excavations for the Oatun dam.
The President also hag received his
Thanksgiving day proclamation done in
Latin, as the gift ot Glenn E. Wah
from the students of Canlslus College,
Buffalo, N. Y.
Wife Blames "Mary."
"A woman who (ravels under tho
name of "Mary is named as a co-re
The only people who are still full of
political ardor seem to be these Pro
cvesslvea. The Democrats are satisfied
for the time being, and resting on their
oars; the Republicans are filled with a
deen. darksome sense of disgust.
All over the country the serious bust
neas of perfecting n lasting organisa
tion of the new party, of planning for
fights In States legislatures to secure
progressive legislation, of arranging for
the local, municipal, county and 8tato
campaigns of next vear. of strengthen
ing the party's representation In Con
cress two vears hence: theae matters
are commanding Just as much atten
tion and Interest, seemlnglv, as If the
countr ywere Just entering Into a great
camoalun Instead of barely emerging
Nothing has been so surprising or
irrttlfvtnr as' the report of activities
everywhere, all looking to the future.
Down at the grass roots the partv Is
tstlv stronger than It ever was before.
Gaini in Strength.
"If th epeople who really wanted to
vote with "is had known how many
"P?"""1" nt;,M.J?.r..,5.""Lulf?': ' votes we wen going to ,;et. we would
today bv Mary E. Bates Pagan against have got enough more to carry the
Robert J agan. country, iieciorcii juo .. . w.
Evening Services in the Gburcbes
MASS MEETING For the moral uplift of social conditions in Washing
ton, the First Congregational Church, Tenth and G streets northwest,
3:30 p. in.
"THE RELATION OF THE Y. W. C. A. TO THE CHURCH." Th Rot.
James H. W. BUke, the Rev. J. M. M. Gray, the Rev. Paul R. Hickok,
and the Rev. Earle Wilfley, the Y. W. C, A, 936 F street northwest,
4:0 p. m.
EVANGELISTIC MEETING The Rev. Thomas Harrison, the Rhode Is
land Avenue Methodist Protestant Church, 8 p. m.
SERMON The Rev. Howard J. Bell, the Wathington Heights Presbyter
ian Church, 8 p. m.
"THE FRIENDS OF THE HOME" The Rev. John E. Briggi, the Fifth
Baptist Church, 8 p. m.
LEAGUE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD St. Patrick's Catholic Church,
7:10 p. ra.
"THREE SOLEMN 0UESTIONS" The Rev. John G: Meem, the Church
of the Epiphany, 8 p. m.
"SIMON OF CYRENE" The Rev. Wallace Radcliffe, the New York Ave
nue Presbyterian Church, 8 p. m.
"THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF SOCIAL SERVICE" The Rev. .Donald C.
MacLeod, the First Presbyterian Church, 8 p. m.
"THE' DOUBT E-MINDED MAN" The Rev. James Shera Montgomery,
the Metropolitan Memorial M. E Church, 8 p. m.
"WHICH WAx" APE YOU SAILING?" The Rev. Joseph M. M. Gray, the
Hamlinc M. E. Church, 8 p. m.
"WHY BECOME CHRISTIAN?" The Rev. J. J. Muir, the Temple Baptiit
Church, 7:45 P- m
"THE GREATEST WORLD-WONDER" The Rev. E. Hex Swem, the Cen
tennial Baptist Church, 8 p. m.
"THE KING; REPROVED AND REJECTED" The, Rev. Samuel H.
Woodrow, the First Congrepatioml Church, 8 p. m.
"THE BATTLE OF BLADENSBURG" The Y. P. C. U., the Church of
Our Father, Universalist, 7 p. m.
"PROPHETIC INDICATIONS OF THE END OF THE WORLD" The Me-
morial Seventh.Day Adventlst Church, 7:45 P- m.
"GOD, THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR" The First Church of Christ,
Scientist, 8 p. m.
"PLEASURE AND POVERTY" The Rev. Charles Wood, the Church of the
Covenant, 8 p. m.
"PLANES AND PHASES OF SPIRIT LIFE" Mrs. Zaida B. Rates, the
First Spiritualist Church, Pythian Temple, 7:30 p, m.
Senator Gallinger, chairman of the
Senate District Committee. In a state
ment to a subcommittee of the execu
tive council of the District Delegate As
sociation, declared the form of govern
ment for the District is unrepubllcan
and came out In favor of a District dele.
gate In Congress. The subcommittee
consists of Roy C. Claflln and Ellen
"I firmly believe," said Senator Gal
linger. "that more responsibility fhou d
be placed upon the people of the District
of Columbia. The form of aotcrnmeni
here Is absolutely unrepuullcitn. and I
am heartily In favor of the pasiuge of
a bllt providing for an tlecthu delegate
to Congress from the District. It teem
ed so strange, when I had alwaya
studied In my history from touth that
the revolutionary war was fought over
the false principle of taxation without
representation, und then to come to
Washington over ino years after that
great struggle to find the very same
pilnclple existing at the very heart of
the great republic."
The total membership of the associa
tion Is now 14,000. This la the state
ment of Mr. Claflln.
GUEST OF RYAN
their national platform. Illinois voted
years ago In favor of Inttatlve and ref
erendum, but "Jackpot" legislatures
have persistently repudiated the In
struction ana refused to enact legisla
tion carrying out the mandate of the
This winter the Progressives will
make It their particular business to get
that legislation Into the statutes, alona-
with minimum wage, hours of labor
and many other human measures of the
Illinois has two Benatora to be elected
this winter. Either the Democrats or
the Republicans could elect with the aid
of the Progressives. The latter are hold.
ing orr. Tney want to get their legls
latlve program assured, and It looks as
If they were likely to dictate the pass
age of the advanced measures because
of the anxiety ot the old parties to court
their good will.
Enter City Politics.
So It stands In various other places.
The Republicans In Chicago have al
most exhausted the town's supply of
qClnlne, trying to overcome tRe at
tack of chills they suffered when, the
other day, the Progressives calmly an
nounced that next spring they would
have a full aldermanlc ticket In the
fleld. Such a move meana that the
Republlcana can't expect to elect an
alderman In the town.
The uncompromising straight-ahead,
middle-of-the-road disposition of these
Western Progressives holds forth
Tnlghty little cheer for the progressive
group of Republicans, who are talking
excitedly about the plan of Senator
Cummins to have a Republican na
tional convention raled right away to
reorganise the basis of representation,
cut down the South to a nominal
strength, and Invite the Progressives
back Into the fold. There nie Just two
apparent difficulties with that plan:
Reactionaries Are Peevish.
First, the reactionary leaders of the
old Republican party bate the Cum
mins-La Follette-Drlstow crowd quite
as enthuslaatlcallv as they hate the out-and-out
Progressives. They know that
a convention under the present circum
stances and for the purpose Cummins
hss Indicated would end the reaction
ary control of the party, and they In
sist they will never consent to It. The
plan would ic(Ulre the retirement from
the National Committee of such men as
HurnfB of New York, Crane of Massa
chusetts. Gallinger of New Uampshlie,
Mulvune or Kuncas and like machine
Will thev accommodate Senator Cum
mine bv stepping aside? Hardly. No
body ilreama It If tho Penrosc-Crane-Iarnes
leadcrshln did make the feint
of standlmr aelde for the nonce. They
aren't doing business on that basis.
They are inrplrrd bv an absolute con
fidence that everything Is coming their
way Progressive Democrats Progi ca
lve Republicans and all the elements
'hat will be sure to accumulate a lareg
Mock of disaffection with tho efforts of
'.bo Democrats to run national affairs.
The time for talk about commomlse
Is past. That Is what all the Progres
sives say, and It Is what most of the
despondent, demoralised and disgusted
Prepared to Start
For Chicago Meeting
BALTIMORE, Doc. 8.-llcadcd by
National Committeeman Edward C.
Carrlngton, Jr., Maryland representn
tlvea of tho national conference of Pro
gressive leaders will leave, for Ch'cugo
The conference will bo held Tuesday
and Wednesday, and will be uttended
by Colonel Roosevelt und the men who
led his Presidential light.
Among thoHO who aro expected to at
tend from Maryland besldcx Mr. Cur
llngton ure Oalen L. Taft. of Mont
gomery county: Gen. N'. Wlnslow W'l
Hams, William F. Cockran, Jr., and Dr.
Thomas II. Buckler.
Friends Confess Intimacy
Which Public Hadn't
Uproar among the Ilouso Democrats
over the fact that Majority Leader
Underwood attended a dinner at the
home of Thomas Fortune Ryan, of New
York, last Wednesday night, a dinner
attended by former Scnutor Aldrich.
Senator Bailey, and numerous big
financiers, has not yet subsided.
Informal conferences among pro
gressive Democrats of the House still
are being held over it, and the con
test over the places on the Ways and
Means Committee which will bo va
cant after March 4 Is getting sharper.
Criticism of Mr. underwood continues.
Efforts will be made to take from the
Ways and Means Committee the pow
er to name the committees.
Mr. Underwood thus fur has made
no comment on the dinner. Ills friends
are saying he often has been a guest
at the Ryan home, and thut he attend
ed tho dinner simply as he would have
attended any other social event.
Men in Public Eye
Have Birthdays Today
Walter Irving McCoy, who has been
n -elected to Congress from the Ninth
district of New Jersey, Is lifts -tin cc
years old today. He wus born In Troy,
N. Y. After attending Princeton Uni
versity for two years ho entered the
Harvard law school and was graduated
In 1S8-'. Since lS.sa lie has been engaged
In the practice nf law In New Ymk city.
Congratulatlonb may be extended today
to William Cardinal O'Connell. of Bos
ton, who la fifty-three years old. and to
Harrison Randolph, picxtrient of
Charleston College, Charleston, ! C,
who Is forty-one.
Forty Bullets Shown
By X-Ray Photograph
BRIDGEWATKtl, Mass., Dec. 8.-By
what Is said to be tho most wonderful
x-ray photograph ever taken, showing
tho position of forty biillctu In bis !ic jl,
Dr. LIUlo Hurbnnk, of Brldgewater,
hopes to restore the night of Samuel
Thorpe, who has been blind tlnce ho
was shot with a gunttwelvo years ago
by I'earl Ashley.
The photograph shows tho bruin cav
ity of the head and how deeply the bill-
letu are imneuaeu in tne skuii.
G. A. R. Officers Make
Inspection of Home
An annual Inspection of the Homo
for ex-l'nlon rioldleis und Sallois, at
Third and C stiee's northwest, was
made Inst n'ght by officers of the De
partment nf the ol'tomac G A It.,
with tho boa id of directum und sevetul
members of CoiiKross. A mimical pro
g'nm wits given dining the himiuet,
conilHtlng of several violin Mlntlons
by Miss Amy G, Sloun, ncconipan ed by
Miss Florence Charlotte L'unber und
several vocal hoIoh hy E. A. D.mge. tho
accompunlmtnlH being by P. l Addi
son. To View Paintings.
A pilvato view of the fourth exhibi
tion of coritempoiiiry American oil
oil paintings, jut the Corcoran Art nai
lery, tu be attended by PiesMent Taft,
linn been ui ranged for Peitmlier 1. Thu
exhibition will be open to the public
fiom December 17 to January 'X.