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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 1913.
Published Eveby Evening (Including Sundays)
by the Washington Times Company,
- The Munsey Building, Pennsylvania Avenue.
frank A. JTnnsey, Pres. It. H. TItherington, Sec
"Fred A. IValker Treasurer and General Manager.
ONE YEAR (INC. SUNDAY) 3JtO ' G MO . 1 1.75 I 3 MO.. UOc.
'Entered at the Poilofflce at 'Wathlnston. D. C. as second class
Washington, D. Cn Wednesday, January 13, 1918.
ANOTHER CONGRESSMAN FOR LEE.
Frank O. Smith, Congressman-elect from the Fifth
Maryland district, has publicly declared himself for
-Blair Lee for the Senatorship for the short term.
Mr. Smith was elected last fall as a Democrat, from
a district that has for twenty years been Republican,
and he gives to the progressive policies and ac
complishments of Blair Lee the largest credit for
effecting the change of sentiment that made Demo
cratic victory possible in the Fifth district.
Congressman Lewis of the Sixth, who likewise
has brought a long-time Republican district under
the Democratic banner, has similarly declared fot
Lee arid ascribed to his advanced program a large
responsibility for the rehabilitation of Maryland
Jt looks as if sawmill statesmanship were in the
way of getting some hard jolts. Latter-day develop
ments suggest decidedly that Lee is destined to be
an overwhelming winner. The sawmill partnership
has looked to its ally, the Montgomery county
-machine to save it by defeating Leeat home. But
the Montgomery machine will mink several more
times "before taking irrevocably the position of the
dog in the manger. It will finally decide mat its
own interest lies in acquiescing as cheerfully as
possible in the purpose of Montgomery county vot
ers to supports Lee. If it doesn't acquiesce, the
voters will do the acquiescing without its assent.
THIS & THAT
With Sometime a Little of Ike Oilier
nicks and a lot of rust on the sword as a weapon of
warfare. It may be that only seven men were killed
in the Franco-German war with swords, as the
colonel avers. We don't know. But the sword's use
fulness is not in killing men; it is rather as a first
flid to trip rlnrtc nt Pitnirl !n trunsRvinP the feminine
.. t, . .... ... . . ..,.. t,. ; hJe There is an embarrassment of ma-
i.w.11. ui.nK or me execution n "-6" tertol in t.o new today. Utah and
department of endeavor! I Vermont electors oast their Vice Presi
dential votes for Old Nick BUtler. Co
lumbia's dashing: prexy; Mr. and Mrs,
John Hays Hammond will visit the
Southern building over again, which
nobody wants to do; Mrs. J. Borden
Harrlman intends to take up business
pursuits; the Nationals will play
Georgetown on March 27; William
Rockefeller how's that? Sure; go
right ahead. Pleasant dreams. v
Again, however, the modest if somewhat unpro
fessional opinion is avouched, that the sword has
UtilitlM pnrirAltr ocM frnm ire rlftCOrative fUnCtlOnS
.. , ' . . , , , j iTn'ts at Augusta, Go., during March;
on the parade ground, in the drawing room, and itju woud ftl(M to buId
tne inaugural Dan. iarrying a swuru is uie vi u
finest trainings in grace, ease, and soldierliness of
bearing. They teach dancing at West Point and
Annapolis, and defend this part of the curriculum on
the ground that it inculcates these qualities. How
much more, then, might these attributes of the sol
dier be developed, if, instead of banishing it from
his accoutrement, he were compelled to wear it al
ways, and to become an adept in walking without
tangling his legs up in it! .
The military man proficient in this art would be
absolutely safe from any possible sort of ambush.
Let us have the sword and all its romantic tra
ditions preserved. The six-shooter will never pro
vide the necessary touch of color and clank of steel
for spectacular purposes..
Moreover, how w9uld the war correspondents in
the Balkans get along if they couldn't "rattle the
saber," now of Austria, now of Russia, anon of Ger
many; even on 'dull days, of little Roumania?
ARCHBALDAND PUBLIC SENTIMENT.
BALTIMORE PROGRESSES; WASHING-TON-?
Maryland's public service commission after de
tailed investigation has ordered the price of gas
reduced on July 1 next from 90 to 80 cents, and of
electricity from 10 to 8 1-2.
The gas and electric company has promptly given
notice of assent, but the counsel for the public has
indicated purpose to appeal. The fight was made
for 70-cent gas, and the compromise at 80 is not
Now let the stockholders "of" the Washington Gas
Company, .who. are this day engaged in a fight for
control of their corporation and its policy toward the
price, observe what took place.
Immediately after the announcement of a reduc
tion, the price of shares in the Baltimore Consoli
dated Company went up several points!
Thafs exactly yhaf happens when issues of this
sort are determined in proper, orderly, judicial
fashion. The public service is a conservator of the
Investor's quite as much as of the public's interest.
Consolidated Gas, in New York has, had the same
experience; Bay State Gas in Boston duplicates New
York's; and Washington' would give another demon
stration of the same universal fact if it had the
chance. Settled and stable conditions are essential
to such business, and these, together with fair treat
ment and judgment on all the facts are assured when
a proper public service commission is supervising
"Will not the franchised service corporations of
this town some day awaken to the fact that this is
the twentieth century, and serve their own, as well
(as the city's interest, by turning in and sincerely
helping to get a public service measure passed for
Will not the House Committee on District Affairs
redeem itself, even if tardily, by doing the plain
duty of passing the bill it has held up so long?
THE CASE OF COMMISSIONER CLARK.
The Senators who are responsible for the delay
in the confirmation of Interstate Commerce Com
missioner E. E. Clark should reconsider.
Commissioner Clark is one of the men composing
the new commission which, under the amendments
of 1906, has made railroad regulation really effec
tive. That Commission has the confidence of the
country to a degree not possessed by any other
branch of the public service. This is not the time
for a campaign to change its personnel. The ship
ping public is entitled to consideration upon that
point, and it has declared for the retention of Clark.
It does not appear that anyone proposes that
Commissioner Clark shall be rejected. The delay
in his confirmation is due to the patronage fight be
tween Democratic and Republican Senators. That
all the members of the Senate expect his confirma
tion finally is comforting and will give satisfaction to
the country. Meantime, the Interstate Commission
now has six members only, and the important mat
ters in Commissioner Clark's care are delayed be
cause his office is vacant.
For six years Commissioner Clark has been in
charge of the great work for the simplification of
freight tariffs. Much has been accomplished by
him; more remains to be done. He has taken his
part in all of the big work of the Commission.
It would be the part of statesmanship for both
Democratic and'Republican Senators to quickly con
firm this appointment. This would save the Com
mission from embarrassment and delay in its work,
and would assure the public that the Senate does
not place a patronage quarrel above the public
A PLEA FOR THE SWORD.
It is difficult to yield assent to the cynicisms of
that amiable old iconoclast and highly practical fight
er, Col. John "S Mosby, -when he guts a row of
On February 27, 1905, the Senate voted its ver
dict on the several counts of impeachment against
Charles, Swayne, United States district judge for
Florida. Judge Swayne had been tried at length. It
is the statement of many lawyers and others who
followed the proceedings in that case, and in the
recent Archbald trial, that & stronger case was
made, on the whole, against Swayne than against
Therefore it is interesting to analyze the votes by
which Judge Swayne was acquitted and -Judge Arch
bald convicted. Taking-the first count against each,
we find that Judge Swayne was voted guilty by 33
and not guilty by 49 Senators; while Archbald was
voted guilty by 68 and not guilty by 5 Senators.
The first count in each case is fairly representative
of the case as a whole.
Here are the Senators who seven years ago voted
that Swayne was guilty, and yesterday voted that
Archbald was guilty:
.Culberson, 'Foster, McCumber, Martin, Nelson,
Newlands, Simmons, Stone 8.
Here are the Senators who seven years ago voted
that Swayne was not guilty, and yesterday voted that
Archbald was not guilty:
Burnham, Penrose 2.
Now comes the illuminating exhibit, the testimony
that the world moves, that public opinion does reach
up even to the seats of our mighty, that public
morality is better than it used to be even seven short
years ago, that our sacred judicial establishment is
no longer held immune to criticism. Here is the list
of Senators who seven years ago voted that Swayne
was not guilty, and yesterday voted that Archbald
Clapp, Clark of Wyoming, Crane, Cullom, Gal
linger, Lodge, Perkins, Smoot, Warren.
In addition, these Senators voted that Swayne was
not guilty, but were "absent or not voting" on the
These were "absent or not votine" on the Swavne
ase. but voted that Archbald was euiltv:
Clarge of Arkansas, Wetmore.
It may be urged, of course, that the Swayne case
and the Archbald case were not identical; that a
Senator might in all conscience find Swayne inno
cent and Archbald guilty.
To be sure. But between the Swayne and the
Archbald cases there came two trials of the question
of whether William Lorimer had been corruptly
elected a Senator; two roll calls; two different ver
dicts. Let us see what Senators voted first that
Lorimer was entitled to his seat, and then, after
public opinion had made itself felt, changed and
voted that he was not entitled to it.
The first vote on the Lorimer case was taken
March 1, 1911, when 40 Senators voted to unseat and
46 voted not to unseat Lorimer.
The second vote on the same case was taken July
13, 1912, when 55 Senators voted to unseat and 28
voted not to unseat Lorimer.
Here are the Senators who voted at the first trial
to retain, and at the second to reject, Lorimer:
Briggs, Cullom, Curtis, Simmons, Watson.
In addition, these Senators voted for Lorimer at
the first trial, but permitted themselves to be record
ed as "absent or not voting" at the second:
Bankhead, du Pont, Heyburn, Warren.
The record of the Lorimer case makes it very
plain that under pressure of aroused public opinion
Senators do change their minds.
Tossing aside all quibbles and super-refinements
about the Swayne and Archbald cases being essen
tially different which they were, because the case
against Swayne was worse than that against Arch
bald the record of votes in these two impeachment
case shows that nine Senators who sat on both cases
voted Swayne innocent and Archbald guilty; that two
who voted Swayne innocent, failed to vote at all on
Archbald; and that two more voted Archbald guilty
who did not vote at all on Swayne.
It is a most interesting analysis; but after all the
big, impressive fact is set forth by the totals in these
four trials. To recapitulate:
Swayne was not guilty, 49 to 33.
Archbald was guilty, 68 to 5.
Lorimer was not corruptly elected, 46 to 40.
Lorimer was guilty, 55 to 28.
The United States Senate can see through a mill
stone when the finger of public sentiment points it
to the hole. - ''
Jt may be. as Mr. McLean suggests,
thaf the Senate runs unduly to the
Chesterfleld; but the Congressional
courtesy average, thanks to the House,
Isn't likely to break any records.
And then there's still another way?
Perhaps she's Blta JoliTet
Noting the dally requests for places
In the Inaugural parade, the conviction
that this column should be represented
In the procession gradually has taken
hold of us. We aro unable, at present'.
to fix upon the details of the repre
sentatlon, and would be pleased ,to
have' suggestions as to what would con
sUtute an appropriate display.
Green and white the lnauirural col.
.. . . . .
em. tani you conjure up a picture or
how the decorations will look at about'
noon, when the banners and bunting
are flapping wetly against the buildings,
and the color starts to run?
But We Never Print Funny Things. '
O. S. K.: If you want something reali
ly funny for your column, why not' run'
reproductions of the new parcel post
stamps? The one and two cent .ones,
in particular, are as humorous aa any
thing Goldberg ever did. L. U. .
New Tork. Jan. 14.
Newspaper diagrams, showing , where
the shooting occurred, are herewith'
nominated for the Insurance 'Clubj
which will ,be composed of people and
things beyond range of our limited in
The new club we herewith beat tome
body to It will require large and com
modious quarters. Ycllowstono Park,
for example; or, say, Texas.
YES; BUT HOW ABOUT THE PER
SON WHO SITS ON THE EDGE
OF ONE'S COAT.
G. S. K.: Will jou kindly put In a
bad word for the woman -who sits be
side one in. a street car and then null
out a letter and starts 'to,read it? One J
of them did It to'me thlsTmornlng; and
it was all I could do to keep from look
ing over her shoulder at the letter,
which I didn't care a dam about. I had
to keep my head turned the o'ther direc
tion, and accordingly had a stiff neck'
when I got to the office. A plague on
such people! jj
The problem of the indestrucUble coat
loop see recent advertisement Is here
with declared solved, and trie lists are
closed. A chain of metal, strongly
welded to the coat. Alls every require
ment even though it does invariably
fall Inside of one's collar and press
coldly up against the neck. But one
can't expect everything.
wht asr o, rn?
JBy MAURICE KElfEW
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hat T-s. 4$fc ' A af Mmi
G. S. K.: I see by this morning's pa
per that society is riding to the hounds.
Does this mean that it Is going to the
dogs? f. e. D.
Me&sengers bearing tho electoral col
lege returns have until the 12th of
next month to get the news to Wash
ington, and a meeting of the McCombs
Club has been called for February 13, to
welcome the new members.
iHIIIIIBPtt? " villlB 1 Pmmm jc i
Now is the time to reserve tables for
the groat night. It's February 12, re
member, and the returns will bo read at
all the restaurants.
My greatest trait is charity;
But heaven help the wretch
Who uses in my presence the
A safr line for the newspapers to keep
set up In tjpe to be run with descrip
tions of anything at all Is: "Music by
Marine banders, cqme to think of It.
probably can recite the orchestrated
score of our national anthem with ast
b. greater raee than most people can
tell you the name of It.
A ladj acroplnnor Is tho latest scheme
of the suffragists to focus attention on
their parade of the 3d. Avlatrix In ever;
Sorry; But We're Still Busy With
G S. K : Would j ou mind taking up
with the powers that be the question
of the elimination of "tots' from the
headlines? G. W. J.
We arc Inclined to pin a crbcna on
the "Herald," which states that "Mrs.
Cleveland found herself in the mldt of
many familiar faces."
The centenary of pancakes Is being
celebrated In Vienna tcday; but they
can't fool us. We've eaten some older
"I need nine hours of uninterrupted
sleep ever twenty-four hours." says
Then nevor run a column, Woodrow.
a. b. ic
MRS. JARR INVADES
F all the strange lards beneath
the sun Studio-Land Is the
strangest. The body Is noth
ing In Studio-Land. The Soul
is all! The most ladylike men and the
most manly women live In 8tudlo-Land.
There the oldest ladles have tho young
est emotions, tho youngest men are
In Studio-Land dwell tlie worldworn
lads and the artless, prattling, haggard,
matur'p women. Both have resolved to
"livo their own lives in their own way!"
It is a strange way.
The women are childless, the men aro
purposeless In Studio-Land. A real
home Is regarded as "the usual bour
geois menage of babies an'd boiled beef!"
To voice a truism of unselfishness and
cleanly sincerity Is to be charged with
uttering "bromldle bosh and phlllstinic
platitudes" in Studio-Land.
Shabby Sallow Men Were
Merely "Props" to Scene.
But the shabby, sallow men. the hag
gard, unkempt, sloven women who dwell
there, subsisting on cigarettes and de
cadent ait and literature, are serenely
For Studio-Land has an ecstatic state
of mind. Studio-Land Is that ever-de
lightful, elusivo Bohemia!
pilkIngton whispered to Mrs. Jarr and
Another lion of. the evening was a
thin young man with a livid green com
plexion, ,who slept on a sofa all during
the time Mrs. Jarr and her friends were
In Studio-Land. This was Sadlklch
Murphy, of whom Studio-Land was
very proud because -he wrote poems
when under the Influence of hasheesh.
"He has. Just eaten an ounce of has
heesh, or, as ho calls it. 'Bhang,' " 'ex
plained Mrs. Pllklngton proudly. "His
dreams are red, like blood, and bright,
Woof! Woofl The Lion
Of the Outfit Appears.
Whatever his dreams were the Has
heesh ppet snores like a sawmill.
Another celebrity was Adellna Hopton
Hoke, whrf supported herself by giving
Bohemian dinners In obscure restau
rants. She selected acquitted murder
ers and prominent divorcees and pat
ent medicine manufacturers as "guests
of honor" at these dinners.
Paying guests, notified from a "suck
er list" by post cards, paid a dollar
for food served at these dreadful af
fairs, and Adelina Hopton-Hoke hpllt
the guilty proceeds, flfty-flft, with the
By these means she was enabled to
support herself in a studio, and also
pay alimony to her third husband. Inez
Blesslngton Blotch, in return for bitng
perpetual second guest of honor at Mrs.
Hopton-Hoke's "Dingy Club" dl'iiu-rs.
ever and anon printed a battered half
tone cut of the Hopton-Hoke woman, j
with a story of her being "Militant for
Multl-Marrlagc." And the lirst woman
advanced enough to pay a divorced
If Gyp the Blood had been a lady he
would have looked like the advocate of
TheWomas Motiaejit .;
and JasH What It JvEeans.
By Sopke Irene LotB.
IFTEEN hours a day for six
weeks prior to the holidays was
the work accredited to 1Uss
Anno Morgan, daughter of
America's greatest financier, in her
mission of help with humanity. '
Wc hear of the settlement worker
In the co'ored district, of tho nurse In
the home of the needy, of .the Salva
tionist who gives
alms. These are
with a - worthy
work in their
It is COMMENDA
BLE, to say, the
Such a collection of dowdy old freaks J "Votes for Women, Alimony for Men.'
,.... n... knfrtm In 1T1V lift!" Afr9 . MM- .ll r Ki.nlnn Tn.. -.1-l.u
I never saw beforo In my life!" Mrs,
Jarr uftciward told her husband.
Mrs. Mildred Mowbray Pllklngton
wore a Grecian costumo that would
hae been more pleasant to contemplate
had It been tubbrd of recent. So would
Mrs. Mildred Mowbray Pllklngton her
Htlf. Her wisps of thin hair, burned
with chemicals and curling Irons, were
Lound In a llllct of Christmas tree tln
stl. She wore xnndals and was stock
Inglcss. Oh, well!
Mr. Mildred Mowbray Pllklngton was
a dulntv little man. He wore old velvet
pegtop trouscrb. a hat which Mrs. Jarr
took at first to be a Tam-o'-Shanter,
but which later she learned was a Bar
blson beret. Below this a cluster of
lank, greasy curls hung down over tho
collar of his elvet house Jacket.
What a Makeup 1 And
In Art's Name, Too.
A Mowing tie over a dirty pleated
shirt a red sash. Indian moccasins
and linger nails in tho Chinese style
completed his appearance and attire.
He was a very old man of about twenty-three.
Ills wife was a very young
woman of flfty-odd.
Among tho other notables present was
Inez Blcsslngton Blotch, who smoked
a meerchaum pipe and edited a paper
that lived somehow without a circula
tion. This paper, or periodical, was
called "The Ishmaelite." And It was
tho protagonist of "The War Between
the Sexes, aa Mrs. Mildred Mowbray
I The smell ot Durning joss sucks
made Mrs. Jarr sick. She looked at
the door and wondered If there was jet
time to escape to the clean atmosphere
Very often, .how-
ever. It Is the
of livelihood.-, a
part of the dally
bread winning pro
cess. But with
Anne Morgan it Is different. She could
hare spent the six weeks prior to
Chrlstmap In ease and comfort and
pleasure in the position of a daughter
of one of the world's richest men.
Yet, of her own volition, with, the
energy born of DESIDE TO DO FOR
OTHERS, this time waa spent in re
maining in an office, giving advice,
calling conferences, talking to an
body who was lonely, and In every way
trying to conserve the energy and earn
ings of folks who might be called upon
to give from their small store NEEDLESSLY.
The very fact of this rich woman
herself setting an EXAMPLE or not
giving needlessly put a stamp of ep
proval on the S. P. U. G. Idea, which
no less prosperous "friend of a friend"
could take exception to. And In this
attitude she and her associates acted
on a theory which became a practice
and promises In the future to savo for
the everyday human much that has
been a HARDSHIP In the past.
This Is only one Instance of the grow
ing work of tho rich woman. Con-
"You'll hve tp work hard .to win the heiress."
"Woll, I'll have to work a darned tight harder if I don'U"
trary to .the cynic, rich and poor are
getting CLOSER everyday. There la
a universal undercurrent of brother
hood and sisterhood gaining widespread
force. Indeed, there has been an
AWAKENING, especially of woman.
The woman of wealth today la a most
active factor in the progress of tho
world's work- She rubs elbows with
her bread-winning sister, and finds It
to her advantage and SATISFACTION
to do so.
She will talk publicly, argue with
lawmakers and spend endless energy
to put through some measure that will
benefit many. It la an EVERYDAY
She will talk publicly, argue with
much money at her command waa a
secluded, protected product, whose Idea
of charity was summed up in. a check
for a hospital or for an orphan asylum
or the sending- of baskets to the poor
by servants at Christmas time, or any
other Indirect means of philanthropy.
But today we are -confronted with
the splendid spectacle ot these women
In SIMILAR positions going- right into
the hovel of the unfortunate, studying
the conditions of things, getting at the
root of the need and putting forta
ceaseless effort. in this, that or the
other CHANGE that will alleviate dis
tress or unsatisfactory conditions.
The example set by such women is
tending to reach out to every other
sister of wealth and create an endless
chain of endeavor that must go on
encircling tho realms of humane.
Thus. It Is not fair .to decry continu
ally the rich. But rather WELCOME
the coming of more Anne Morgans.
What son the Program in
Tho following Masonic organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges Washington-Centennial,
No. II. .F. C.; Osrls.
No. 26. F. C; Constitution of East
Gate. No. 34. in King David Lodge
Hall. Brookland. Royal Arch Chap
tersColumbia, No. L social; Bright
wood, No. 9, grand visitation. Knlgbts
Templar Potomac Commandery. No.
3. Eastern Star-Areme Chapter, No.
The following I. O. O. F. organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges Eastern.
No. 7: Harmony, No. 9; Friendship,
No. 15. and Federal City. No. 50. En
campment Mt. Nebo, No. 8. .business.
The following K. ot P. organizations
will. meet tonight: Lodges Mt. Ver
non, No- 5; Union, No. 22. Pythian
Slstera Friendship Temple. No. 9.
Meeting of White Eagle Council, No-
4, I. a R. M.. Fifth and G streets
Concert by the United States Soldiers
Home Band Orchestra. Stanley H1U.
3:30 p. ro.
National "Kismet.,, 8 and 8 p. rn
Belaeco "Julius Caesar." 2 and 8 p. ro.
Columbia "Over the River," 2 and 8
Chase's Polite Vaudeville. CM and S:13
Poll's Vaudeville, afternon and evening.
Academy "Dion O'Dare," 2U5 and S:15
Cosmos Vaudeville. y
Ca slno Vaudeville.
Lyceum Zallah's Burlesque. 2:15 and
8:15 p. m.
Jayety "World of Pleasure." 2:13 and
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