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THE W.iaul.vtii'ON TIMES. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1912.
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THE MINUTE MAN OF POLITICS.
Some men can never be put down. They are
never even modest or diplomatic. They see their
occasions and they take them. And if the manner of
the seizure seems inopportune so much the worse
for the occasions. Just now, for instance, there is a
certain military spirit in the air. There is talk of
more battleships and a strengthening of our land
forces and the creation of a substantial naval re
serve. But the Hon. William Sulzer, governor-elect
of the Empire State, has proved that he is not to bo
diminished by all this martial hubbub. He, also, is
brother to the War God. And he proves it by the
timely announcement that "petticoats and politics"
.ire to be banished from the National Guard of the
State he has made famous by his eloquence and his
It is being said now by the critics of the Pro
gressive movement that its present hold on life de
pends upon Theodore Roosevelt. And the authors
of those timely remarks conceive themselves to be
displaying some great discovery. But they are not.
The Progressive movement as an inspiration of pop
ular conviction is one thing, as a political organiza
tion it is another. And as a political organization
like all political organizations it needs leadership.
And the Progressive movement in its expression
through a political party differs in this matter of lead
ership from its contemporaries only in the unusual
qualifications of the man elected by circumstances for
thaf work, But the admitted need of leadership by
no means implies the absence of a vast body of men
and women ready to be led. The Progressive vote
of November is a sufficient proof of that circumstance.
CONVENTIONS AND LUNCH COUNTERS.
The amenities of life, the observances and cus
toms of localities of places, are as general as they
are sometimes unexpected. Even the habituals of
all-night eating houses have their freemasonry; their
"easy way" with each other; the help, the cashier,
and the owner; to distinguish the initiate from the
novice. They know the bill of fare conventional to
each day of the week "like a book." They are ex
pert at the humor that has an appeal in it for the
waitresses. They may be sometimes quick, but they
are never hurried and they can spot a stranger to
their citadel the moment he puts his head inside the
door. To eat well and frugally in such a place is
one thing; to eat with the calm ease of acquired
custom ii another. It is neither poverty nor cautious
wealth that gives the seal of self-as&urane to the
patrons of the place, but the fact that you need its
service and that neither compulsion nor indiscretion
has made you an interloper.
WILL THEY NEVER LEARN?
Why is it that the men who are so greatly inter
ested in securing the good will of the people are so
indifferent to the more profound movements in con
temporary thought. In the West the railroads have
been disciplined by a stubborn public opinion be
cause, for one thing, they were wrong in their meth
ods, and, for another, they insisted upon treating all
protests with contempt. The railroads have lost
omething by those conflicts and the people have lost
something as well. But the people did win in the
end and jt is strange that a result so significant
hould have been lost on the men responsible for
ihe recent history of the New Haven-Grand Trunk
situation. Mellen, of the New Haven, and Chatn
berlin, of the Grand Trunk, are able men; the posi
tions they occupy are the index of their success.
But they are jeopardizing their reputations for large
discernment, and even for common sense, by con
tinuing a conspiracy against the people of New.Eng
land that can have only one ultimate result.
DON'T FORGET GORGAS.
I Without that marvelous cleaning up there would
1 orobablv be no canal.
So, in distributing, the honors or tne eveni, con
gress should not forget that it took two great men to
build the canal.
THE BRITISH REJOINDER.
The successful observance of any treaty depends
almost as much uoon the Rood sense as it does upon
the good faith of the parties to its terms. The highest
of treat es is. after all. only a "gentleman's agree
merit." International law is not an institute and the
obiter of one eminent jurist still stands unchallenged
when he said that "where it's law it isn't interna
tional and where it's international it isn't law."
Therefore it is to be supposed that both Congress
and the President acted in good faitn when, they con
curred in providing for an exemption of canal tolls
on our coastwise marine and it is to be assumed,
equally, that Great Britain is actuated by a similar
spirit in tne protest against mat exemption wnicn
was presented to the Secretary or btate last nignt.
- The difference beween the parties to the Clayton
Bulwer treaty in this instance is only a difference
of a form of words' and we can mitigate it most by
sayine very little and thinking a great deal before
that little is said. Greater than all these interludes
is the impressive fact that the barriers presented by
a continent to the mingling of the waters of tne
Atlantic and Pacific have been broken down and that,
shortly, the ships of commerce will be passing through
the canal. In view of that accomplishment we can
afford to give and take in this treaty matter. Wc
have "digged the ditch."
THEY'RE OFF IN THE PHILIPPINES.
On three national occasions the Democratic party
has declared its belief that the Filipinos should be
made free and independent at the earliest possible
A Democratic. bill has already been introduced
to hasten this happy event. Indeed, it fixes the date,
July 4, 1913, when a sort of test independence shall
be proclaimed to them; and if they stand this tor
eight short years, then they are to go their own
But this measure, fortunately, is only one of
those everlasting opposition bills, introduced with
out hope of ever becoming law. It would be a shame
to tie the Democratic party down to it; for Demo
crats know just as well as everybody else does that
the Filipinos are not yet capable of self-government.
Had either Mr. Roosevelt or Mr. Taft been elect
ed we might expect to hear a good deal of the
merits of this foredoomed Jones bill. But with a
Democratic Administration coming in the friends of
its specific provisions seem to have deserted it en
masse. Even the most ardent left suggest that the
term of probation is somewhat short that a period
of 25 or 30 years of educational experimentation
would give better final results.
But this is the view only of the radicals, the top
notch of modern anti-imperialism. There arc many
lower notches. Fortunately, the Philippines plank in
the platform is itself the lamest; in its latest inter
pretation it involves merely such evidence of good
will as is contained in a declaration of the intention
of this country to set the Filipinos at liberty when
ever and as soon as we are convinced that they know
how to govern themselves. To quote the ClevelanJ
Plain DeateV, "The setting of a date is unnecessary;
is, in fact, fraught with certain evident difficulties."
To such proportions, now that the Democrats arc
coming into power, has dwindled the anti-imperialism
which Bryan chose as the national issue in his 1000
campaign. There is imperative demand that the
"thrice announced position" of the Democratic party
in respect to our colonial policy be substantiated by
action. The Filipinos must be gravely assured that
at some time in fte vague future they shall be held
worthy of and eranted their independence. To some
future generation and administration, whether Dem
ocratic, Republican, Progressive, Socialist, or of
some party as yet unborn, is extended a cordial in
vitation to say when.
There is nothing in this to disturb the reflections
of the most rabid imperialist in the country. 'We
trust, however, that it will bring abundant joy to the
hearts of Filipino patriots.
THIS & THAT
With Sometimes a LittU tfth Other
LINES ON ENEBflT.
At seven, when the clock's exulting
Disturbs me from a slumber
Do I then throw a pillow at the
. And turn around again and go
Am I so spineless, mollycoddllsh,
So characterless, spiritless, and
To sum it up, have I a yellow
The answer Is Indubitably No.
Some purposeless and lazy folk
Who sleep the morn, and THAT
were not enough;
But such a life is not the one for
"Ambition should be made of
No laggard I, to slumber as a rock
All morning, like a civil service
I COULD not sleep 'til nine or ten
'I'd like to; but I have to go to
Let's seo what do wo know today?
varies M. Schwab says that "the
present era of Drosnerlty Is tinnrece-
ueniea ;" Mrs. Belmont explains how
to no nappy; Mr. and Mrs. Vander
bllt are taking a Christmas tree to
Kngland for their younir. one. who
won't know what It Is. And, oh, yes!
A man In New York commits suicide
because he can't support a family of
six on 17 a week.
JfO. THAJfK YOU!
(From an advertisement In the Star.)
To euro a headache, you must' first
remove the cause.
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Antl-Llttleton debaters In th
House, wo note with regret, over
looked one of the chief Dolnts. Mr.
Looney, of Memphis, Tenn., recently
Kavo tno plan his Indorsement.
Mrs. Littleton declares, however.
thut the fight has but begun. A por
slstent performer, she, on the
Mr. Taft will spend his Christinas
With his family on the istmas.
To say that an actor gave "a mel
low and ripened performance." as
some one did of Mr. Sotbern, strikes
us as double-Jointed praise. "Mellow
and ripened" Is too close to rotten
Almost time for the little red
chimneys, and the llttlo red Santa
with tho little red nose. Keep the
Tired of living? Want to end it?
Go to the Panama canal. "Fifty mil
lion tons of dynamite," advertises
the Southern railway, "exploded in
construction of the Panama canal.
Now at Its most interesting aud In
Perusing the announcements of
Progressive and of Republican lead
ers, wo gather that each party In
tends to take over the other at an
early date. Kilkenny papers please
Congress will undoubtedly award special honors
to Goethals, the buijder of the Panama canal, but it
should also honor Gorgas, the man who paved the
way for Goethals.
Colonel Qorgas converted the Canal Zone from a
miasmatic pest hole into one of the healthiest strips
of land on the globe. Disease, as much as anything
else, nipped the French spirit in the bud when Dc
Lesseps, one of the most brilliant engineers of all
time, tried his hand at canal building on the fever
swept isthmus. Goragas met those same conditions
like the hero he is and subdued them completely.
There isn't a single contagion to worry our canal
builders with the exception of nostalgia, for there is
no place tike home even to these men who are mak
ing history by bringing into being the greatest en
gineering project and the most promising artificial
waterway in the history of the world. Colonel Goe
thals is reaping glory for himself and his country in a
territory made secure for him by Colonel Gorgas.
Here's a Book
HAD BIG PART III
Carl Luinholtz, M. A., explorer and
aclentlflc Invtatlsator Into the ways of
the wild men of the world, has written
a book which really la a book. "New
Tralla In Mexico" la the title, and the
title describe to tho full tho publica
tion. Other men have written of Mex
ico, all too few. It la true, considering
the difficulties ono experience! It) get
ting uccurato Information of tho closest
neighbor of the United States nave
through government publication!. But
this book by a scientist la out of tho
ordinary. When a man with mora titles
and fellowships than hla card can well
bear delvea In the mysteries of the
Bonora desert and Arlxona, covering
that section known aa the Papaguerro,
from the fact that It la the land of the
I'apago Indians, writes a book on hla
rree."nT.ed with ", rlSF K l . Washington organlxatlon. It 1. said, and
too, but tho surprising thing IS, tho
Country Changed From Con
dition of Serfdom to One
The awakening of Korea la largely
aue to tno energy and foresight of a
book Is not couched In the lanauaa-e of
the scientist but of the ordinary people. I
l'urlhermore, It Is as Interesting a
depiction of curious customs, tho Pa-'
pagoa themselves and tho flora and i
fauna of tho grout Houthueat as can
has resulted In a change from a condl
lion of practical serfdom and anceator
worship to that of ono of one of the
most productive agricultural countries
of the Orient.
The organization which started tho
be Imagined. Tho description of the transformation. It Is said, la the "Twen
walt gathering ceremony of this tribe ' ... nOUP u naV ciub" The wnrk
Is alone worth "the price of admission." 1 1, '."i .h"I, ,, ., , . ?I
and there aro other chuptera of just aa t',d ahortly after the close of the
much interest. Altogether It Is a most China-Japanese war, when tho club
readable book and, at the samo time, sent . r letcher S. Ilrockman into tho
one filled with matter which will ,n-icountry aa head of the Y. M. C. A.
gross the seeker after scientific f.iets, 'work, to study the needs of the Koreans
collected by a man who knows his bus!
ness, as to the ordinary reader, who Is
hungry for the strange and curious af
fairs of the few remaining unknown
tribes of the present-day world.
The book Is published by the Charles
Scrlbners' Bona Company.
NEW VERSIONS AND THE "OLD" BIBLE.
Another translation or "version" of the bible
published recently has been criticised chiefly on the
scholastic merit of the variation in its text and the
dubious value of its departure from- accepted mean
ings. But the gravest fault to be found with all
such translations is that their dissemination and
study may decrease the reading of the King James
edition, and thereby inflict an appreciable loss upon
the use and purity of the English language. Prof.
Mahaffy, of Dublin University, has said in the pref
ace to one of his books on Greek literature that the
King James bible is "the only translation of any
book of which he has knowledge that has improved
on the original, and it is because of the esteem in
which that bible is held by scholarship that other
translations for general publication must be regard
ed as an incident for regret.
In the common hurry of modern life, in the
circumstances under which all our newspapers and
some of our magazines are produced, there has de
veloped a kind of clipped, "telegraph" English which
puts the end to be sought in the mind and under
standing of the reader above the care with which
it should be expressed. But it seems a pity that
exigencies of that' kind should be permitted to in
fluence our regard for the "well of English unde
filed" when work is being done that can be com
pleted deliberately, and these new translations of
the Bible seem to indicate a diminishing admiration
for the literary value of a work from which so, many
writers and students have drawn their inspiration.
As a text book in theology or a vade mecum for
sermons one translation may be as good as another,
or better; but as a priceless treasure house of pure
English the King James bible stands alone.
A triolet is not so hard;
Take this one, for example.
It doesn't take a classy bard
A triolet is not so hard. - , ,
Don't say too much be on your
A word or two is ample.
A triolet is not so hard
Take this one for example.
Consider the Hon. Thomas B. Mar
shall, of Indiuna; what a quiet, restful
time ho will have for the next four
years. Chicago Tribune.
Worse than that. Here it's ono
month after election, and the Tribune
has forgotten his name already.
"Cot of living again," Is the way the
Herald headlines it. Walt till we fin
ish with this time, please. ,
THINGS WE DIDN'T KNOW.
have no idea of getting out of
the steel business. Charles M.
What's On the Program
In Washington Today
and teach them tho trades of the Occi
At this time Korea was an agricultur
al country, where the land was malnlv
owned by a very few wealthy people
who had all the rest of the Inhabitants
working for them. Ancestor worship
was practiced. This difficult v was elim
inated by taking photographs of tho
, older people and sending them to the
noines 01 ineir uesvenuiuiis on ine atain
of tho subjects. '
Changes Economic Condition.
It was discovered that these photo
graphs took the placo of tho fetich
As we ferret it out, the Nationals,
if they gut a seasoned pitcher who can
win u lot of games, feel confident that
they will win a lot of games.
liy seasoned pitcher, of course, is
meant one wltn a lot of pepper.
At 11:37 this monilne the odds Were
10 to 7 on Jordan for place, with no'
. HjrttilllD IUOIV lliu iaiu Ul kuu IVlltl
The following Masonic organizations will' which was worshipped and aa the pic
mcci iuiiimi buimcD-r racrHi, o. l,
election: Acacia, No. 18, election; Ta
koma. No. :"J. election. Koyal Arch
Chapters Mt. Horeb, No. 7. 1. M. nnd
M. U. M.; rotomae. no. 8. n. A. Scot-
turcs were not worshipped the ancient
custom was gradually replaced by
Christianity. , ,. ......
One Introduction of the gold standard
of coinage la also one of the strong
points of which the club boasts, and It
Is alleged that this has practically
transformed the economic condition of
the count! y. Tho Introduction of shoe
making brought about the wearing of
Western shoes In placo of the fast dis
appearing straw sandals, and started
the people on the line of industrial pur
Through Club's Influence. ,
Athletics were Introduced and at the
present time football, baseball, tennis,
basketball, and all sorts of track and
field sports are a regular part of the
young Kortnn's training. In the great
educational Institution at Seoul, courses
are offered in drop forging, casting,
molding, and pattern making.
Most of theso things have come about,
it is said, through the Influence of the
club here. This influence bus been
made effective In many Instances, how
ever, by the action of tho Japanese,
who huve followed everywhere with
undertakings Intended to develop the In
dustrial resources of the country.
Following out the religious Influence,
tho Y. M. C. A. undertook a campaign
Forman, reading room for the blind ln which, In the cltv of Seoul alone,
Library of Congress. ! p. m. LOW converts were mado to Christianity
tlsh Rite Evangelist Chapter, Knights
Rose Croix, Hobert de Itruco Council,
Kntghu Kadosh, thirtieth degree:
Knetern Stur Chapters Electa, No. 2:
Bethlehem. No. 7.
The following I. p. O. F. organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges Washing
ton No. 6: Uolden Rule. No. 21: Amity
No. 27. Encampment-Fred D. Stuart
No. 7, degree. '
T!&i!?w'n.K ?. ot Ki lodc w"l meet
tonight: Webster, No. 7; Excelsior.
? ,V..a.fnn&nla:.eNo- 15 Capital. No.
21; Myrtle. No. 25.
Meeting of Ilrlghtwood Tent. No. 5. K.
n.9- T-M". Brluhtwood. tonight.
TnifJi'f ?'?" ,RJf? Men.'s organizations
will meet tonight: Idaho Tilbe. No is"
CNo 6Tr'be' N0, 19i wn CounJ
A!!?U?,Lniie,,niI 2f.lno District Society
MUn? ,0 iiacVSH V and means
NerwtaFerXt5S.0rn.'Ce 8k0,'nB' th"
Meeting of the Washington Center of
the Drama League, the Public Li
brary, S p. m.
iciure on ine message," Dr. E. S
Army and Navy
Captain JAMES H. BURNS, ordnance
department, wlU take station at
Dover, N. J ln connection with
dutlea at Plcatinny arsenal
First Lieutenant BANFORD W.
FRENCH, Medical Corps, from Fort
Hancock. N. J to Fort D. A. Rus
Rear Admiral B. A. FI8KE, detached
commander, first division, Atlantic
neei. January , uu, to aio tor in
spectlons. Navy Denartrrent.
Ensign H. K. 8NOW , detached Bsaie,
December II. to Jenkins.
Ensign W. P. BROWN, detached Rhods
Island, to naval hospital. Las Ant
mas, Col., for treatment.
Civil Engineer SAMUEL OORDON, de
tached navy yard. Mare Island, cat,
uuiciu i jru ana uockb.
Assistant Civil Engineer N. M. SMITH,
detached navy vard. Punt nnn.i
W,,.h js jffi7 & M mm:
s.s wwacusver M, ASAaS.
Illinois, to Nebraska.
First Lieutenant R. F. LUDLOW, de-
,t.c.ned """l""" office, Chicago,
to Marine Itnrraeba Wmv u-...
First Lieutenant WILBUR THINO. de
tached marine barracks, Boston, to
- u.oupimary oararcks. Port
Flr!tH LlS;IS!Bn,fc..A;. CLAPP. detach-
First Lieutenant R. B,
i.iirr.v or congress, 3 p. m. I i.wu concrm wcr
Ladles' night of the llrookland Broth- ln tnc course of
erhood, Lord Memorial Hull. 8 n. m.
"cerce".'-' th9 Chimb" MONEY IS RAISED
Elchtr-flfth annlversarvv .ervlo. .,l'u"1'" iWa
FOR MISSION DEBT
There seems to be an unwritten law
that a commission reporting on a de
partment must lecommcnd salury In
creases for everybody in it. We wish
wo wero Something in tho Govern
ment; It must bo Awful Nice,
A nifty idea for a cartoon, these De
cember days, would bu to show, Father
gazing disconsolately at it list of pro
spective Christmas gifts. Or, if the
cartoonists don't want to take the
trouble, they could use those of last
It's a coastwise ship that knows its
Eighty-fifth nnnlversaryy services of I
i-cmrni uwmL, io, i, i, j, u, i.- ,,.
New Wlllard. 8 p. in. '
Illustrated lecture on tho Tlalkan States
nnd Turkey, J. Oliver Mociue, under
the auspices of the Woodward
Lothron Employes' Relief Association
the Public Library, 8 p. m.
Lecture by Charles H. Coffin beforo
the Washington Society of Flno Arts
tho New National Museum.
Monthly meeting of the Washington
section of the American Institute of
Electrical Engineers, 722 Twelfth
street northwest, 8 p. m.
Nationnl "Imlslnna Lou," 8:15 p. m.
Columbia "The Old Homestead," 8:15
Columbia Washington Symphony or
chestra, tills nfternoon.
llelasco Sothcrn and Marlowe in
"The Merchant of Venice." 8 p. m.
Chase's-Pollte vaudeville, 2'5 nna
8:15 p. m.
roll's Vaudeville, afternoon and
evening. . . .
Academy "Tho Confession,'' 2:15 and
8:15 p. m.
Gayety "Pousse Cafe," 2:15 and 8:15
Lyceum "Dante's Daughters," 2:15
and 1:15 p. m.
i . WW B- Farquharson.
detached Marine Barracks Kmr
West; to Marine B.rrScko? JpS
First Lieutenant OTTO BECKER, JR.
detached recruiting office. StUuli
to recruiting offlce. Chicago. "",
F,ri!i L'unnt E. P. MOSE8, detach-
8n.Sdr'tSta.V,,,0na, nlment' ?
nr!...&iUlM,a?t C U OAWNE, de
Flrst Lieutenant J. C. SMITH, detach
Panma?" B"rrack' PWUdilphla'to
First Lieutenant II. O. STONE, detach
ed Marine Barracks. Boston; to Pan
Flril .Lltul',nsnt A. A. RACICOT. JR.
detached recelv Ing ship at New
York; to Marine Barrick"; New
First Lleutcnaht C. B. VOQEL. detach,
ed Illinois; to Nebraska? a"cn-
Secpnd Lieutenant A. B. MILLER de
tached Saratorn' In Itnit.H o.."
Second Lieutenant RICHMOND BRT-
. ' "--'u marine aarracka.
Annapolis: to Marine Barracks, Pu
gent Sound. 7
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS
Arrived-Balley, Strlngham; at Annap-
uus; c-t, roiomac, Hercules, at
Norfolk, Tacoma, at Boston.
Sailed Rainbow, from r!ininn ...
Bwatow; Baratoga. from Hongkong
Forty Hours' Devotion
Comes to End Tonight
The forty hours of devotion hvun
on Sunday at the serine of the Bacred
Heart will end tonight at 7:4S a'elnrir.
me "diesBo pro race- waa a reature of
the services Incident to the occasion
yesterday, and early today the mass of
reposition was held. The forty hours
win close with a sermon and benedic
Wmta MMMIm to Decile Iuwgua
Ts the sMItor of Tin TTKXSi
In slsctJas another day for taaugura.
tion day, why not so back a hundred
rsara and tinA nut hm, ,. . ...
twsen the fourth of March and the
iwmiriwnn oay oi April have per
formed In the past. Then have lnaug
ration day fall on the day that has
bosa tdeal-or nearest Ideal-the greatest
BtlEatM af Hmmm. T ftw,. .. ..
- - .. w w. ,nvn aaya
sura tied, ssleot the one nearest to the
ivunp vs jaaiva.
An Meal day for Inauguration, In my
opinion, would be a clear, cool and calm
Any one who has lived In Washington
any length of tlmo knows that we have
soma mighty hot weather here In April.
Z bare seen the thermometer hovering
round M m number of times since I
earns hers, and If Inauguration day
happened to bo a "ninety In the shade"
day, the marchers In the Parade would
suffer mors than if the day was cold.
For this resson In case of a tie, i 1.
Have in selecting the day nearest the
wM.tu vi aaarcu; u ,a more apt to De
oool than a later day. ANBCHUTZ.
Gerau Kile to Valataia Blood Par.
Ity of tke Bue.
Ts the BSIter of TUB TIMES:
Tho German government In nmhit.ii.
tof Its diplomats from marrying
foreigners Is simply acting- consistent
ly with Its policy of maintaining the
blood purity of Ita people.
umy a rew months ago an edict was
Issued which guards th German aetti.e
in Ita colonies against marrlaga with
Its Immigration Iawa are likewise a
preventative of Mood mixture with IU
working classes. Scrlbners for Feb.
ary, MZ, states clearly that no imml.
grants are allowed to remain over a
year. They are not permitted to do
skilled labor and cannot beeomo clU.
Tho repatriation law passed jnst
few months ago Is similarly In con
formlty with this stand.
Tho German nation wants no smcN
condition as Mr. WUlsle depicts In bis
articles in Colliers Weekly.
Those readers of The Times who un.
demand German may obtain a fuller
comprehension of the German vlsw.
point from an article by Graf Vay Von
Vays ln the Deutsche Rundschan for
November, 1911. wherein he ascribes
England's decay to Intermarriage ot the
aristocracy with American women. Ha
asserts they bring no restraint, no
sense of duty and that amusement is
all they loko for.
Doesn't Tut MoBtletUo to Be like
To the Editor of TUG TIKES:
Tbere appeared lately In The Times
an open letter on "Montlcello" by Mrs.
Littleton, and she speaks about Wash
ington's. Grant's, Lincoln's, McKlnley's,
Jackson's and Jefferson's, and she says
Montlcello should be as open aa these.
When was Mt. Vernon opened to the
public! Every other place except Mt,
Vernon Is opened. It Is bellttlng 'to
Washington's memory to mention Jef
ferson with Washington, as Washington
stands alone, and Mt. Vernon shouldn't
be mentioned when tbere Is such a stig
ma hanging over the place. Montlcello
wasn't bought by school children pen
nies. It Is private property maintained
by Congressman Levy, and he doesn't
allow dime museum featurea there as at
Mt. Vernon. He doesn't charge !5 cents
to enter the grounds. He doesn't keep
out children on account of the entrance
fee. There Is no pay as you enter sys
tem there, and I sincerely hope It will
not be another case of Mt. Vernon to
contend with. It grieves Mrs. Littleton
that the house Is sometimes occupied at
Montlcello. How about the Mt. Vernon
Association who rpend a month at Mt.
Vernon and have a Washington caterer
furnish the food out of the "Washing
ton Bones Money," and close the house
to the public while there; and these
facts and more will come out at the
right time. And If Montlcello Is going
to be run on the same plane as Mt.
Vernon let Congress go slow. Congress
man Levy deserves credit and the ML
Vernon Ladles' Association discredit.
W. H. LOWDER,
1704 Wisconsin avenue.
Still More Donations Are Needed
to Get Offer of Cash,
At the meeting of tho finance com
mittee of the Central Union Mission last
night It wns announced thut $1,700 had
been raised toward palng off a debt of
It was announced also that one pledge
of 15,000 hud been made on condition
that tha mission raise t.'.MW In cash by
January 1. The mission already has
Jl.OfO of this rcqutied amount. With
pledges already made the mission still
has 112,601) to pav on tho debt. A com
mittee of fifteen hus been named tu
1 carry on the work.
It Is esimiaiea mat tno numDer or
men who attend the twenty-ono meet
Iniru held each week Is more than 1.000.
Tho Institution la twenty-eight years
old and nightly houses from 100 to 100
. Concert Today
By the Fifteenth Cavalry Bsnd and
Orchestra, Fort Myer, Vs., 8 p. m.
ARTHUR S. WITCOMB, Director.
March, "Do Pullman rorters'
Overture, "Lustsplel" , , , . .Keller
Reverie, "The Chimes". ..Armstrong
Selection, "Llttlo Hoy Blue",.Lampe
Overture, "Blavonlo Melodies". .Title
Concert waltr, "Enchanted
Selection, "The Girl of My
Finale, "Tokyo Rag" (new)..,. Lodge
Indorses The Tunes' Ideas Regard
ing a Congress Composed In Fart
of Repudiated Members.
To tha Editor of THE TIMES:
Two editorials ln yesterday's (No
vember 28) Times are Indeed timely
"The Chief Lesson of the Election" and
"A Political Hong Over." Both point
to what sooner or later will be the ac
cepted situation relative to the election
of President and Vice President and
the convening of Congrss.
It has long been a question with tho
.writer why some influential paper with
the interest of the masses at heart did
not take up vigorously and press to
fruition a change In the method of tha
election of President and Vice President
aa well as bring about a reasonable
practicable and consistent date for the
convening ot Congress after the bien
The time seems ripe for effective agi
tation of these matters. The Constitu
tion has ceased to be a fetish with tha
great mass of the people, and it Is now
quite generally recognised that changes
In It are Imperative to adopt It to pres
ent day exigencies.
The present system ot a short session
when a Congress convenes after an elec
tion that at least a part of Its members
have failed of Indorsement by the coun
try is Indefensible.
E. B. HOFFMAN.
Proposes Tno Celebrations In One.
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
May a New Englander suggest that
In moving the date of Inauguration
along to the season of more clement
weather, the selection of April JSth Is
The anniversary ot the battle of Lex
ington and Concord, tho famous ride of
Paul Revere, and the firing of the first
shots in the long struggle that gavu
birth to our glarlous Republic, It seems
to me that the holiday now celebrated
In New England could wcllo be raised
to the dignity of marklnc the Inaugura.
tlon of our future Presidents.
Washington In April is one of the
most delightful cities In the country,
while Washington In March well, ask
Homo of the soldier boys who Blood on
Pennsylvania acnue four rears ago)