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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1913.
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a week out of their miifrab.e $6 for the power to
run those machines.
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THIS & THAT
STJCH. IS LIF
Nobody can believe that it is anything less than
cruelty that when one of those overworked, under
fed, exhausted slaves of starvation labor wants a
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rueljsbedjeviby lvllno (incltjcing sundays)
by the Washington Tjmes Company,
Thk Munsey Building, Pennsylvania Avdnue.
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With Sometimes a Little of the Other
drink of water she should be made to pay 10 cents
There is no law on the statute books to punish
slave drivers for such acts. But the average man
would cheerfully see their likes go to prison. Per
haps it is not too much to say that many a man would
see. them hanged for deeds like that against the or
dinances of man and God.
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MARCH WITH us
I'rank A. Hnnser, Pres R. H. Titherington, Stc.
Fred A. Wfllker, Treasurer and General Manager.
I'm solid for suffrage, and even can
The riots, the hurling of stones;
But I am exceedingly weary of read
ing Of "General" Rosalie Jones.
ONE YEAR (INC. SUNDAY) 53J0 6 MO . tl.TS 3 MO.. Mc,
i:n:ered at the Postornc at Washlnston. D. C. a second class
. Washington, D. C-, "Friday, January 24, 1913.
GOVERNOR WILSON'S VISITORS.
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Not- long ago Governor Wilson had as a guest
former Governor Norris, of Montana, a candidate
for Secretary of the Interior. It is now seriously
believed that Governor Norris is likely to take that
Meanwhile, Congressman "Billy" Kent of Cali
fornia is summoned to Trenton to talk conservation.
Kent is a progressive and a believer in a national
program of conservation.'
Norris has repeatedly declared in favor of turn
ing the public domain and its problems over to the
States. Kent maintains precisely the opposite view.
He would have the nation hold and administer with
a firm hand the resources of the remaining national
It is impossible to reconcile Kent and Norris.
Governor Wilson cannot satisfy both of them; and
the fact that he is conferring with men of the Kent
type. gives reason for the hope that he will finally
be saved from the fearful mistake of putting a man
with Norris' views in his official family.
AN ABSURD PROPOSAL.
How many Americans of the present day would
be here if their forefathers had been refused per
mission to enter the "land of the free" unless the
authorities of the countries from which they came
gave them certificates of character? Yet when the
immigration bill went back to the, Senate from the
conference committee, it contained a provision re
quiring such certificates. No wonder that the Sen-
- ate refused to accept it, and sent it back for further
cogitation by the conferees.
The provision requiring a reading test drew out
a great deal of protest; and the added discourage
ment of the certificate test for the desirable immi
grant was like pouring oil on a fire. It is not sur
prising that "hundreds of telegrams and protests
were received by the Senate from Jewish societies
and immigration organizations." Russian officials
- could turn the screws according .to their whims if
tfiis sort of law were in force, not to speak of the
arbitrary methods which could be enforced so easily
in other countries.
Blundering in the framing of .a new. immigration
bill will raise a storm-hat'viU- howl about the ears
of those who do it.
MR. WILSON AFTER TRENTON.
Whether the trust legislation which Governor
Wilson is,urging upon his State can be realized be
fore the expiration of his term is not the important
consideration in those measures. The important
consideration is that Mr. Wilson in the State of New
Jersey, of which at present he is chief executive,
takes a stand which must govern him as President.
It is not improbable that the legislation urged by
Mr. Wilson in his State may fail. It is not impos
sible, if all that legislation should succeed in passing,
that the laws themselves would not be of great im
port to the country at large, perhaps not of vital
consequence within the State of New Jersey itself.
But there is already on the statute books of the
United States legislation which permits the Federal
Government to do, as regards interstate commerce,
everything, to- all intents and purposes, that Mr. Wil
son seeks to have it possible for the government of
New Jersey to do within that State. In Washing
ton Mr. Wilson as President, with such Federal
statutes as are in existence, could do vastly more in
the way of curbing and controlling corporations
chartered in New Jersey than he could ever do with
in his own State.
It is for this reason that the chief importance of
Mr. Wilson's New Jersey program lies in what
will follow when he translates his official person
from the executive chamber at Trenton to the White
House. Whenever and wherever he strives to carry
out the popular will as declared at the ballot box
and embodied in the laws all good men of this coun
try, irrespective of party, must support him.
SHOCKING REVELATIONS OF STARVA
There are few human beings whose blood will
not boil at the stories related to Colonel Roosevelt
by garment workers when he made a personal in
vestigation of the conditions of the men, women,
and girls who went on strike for a living wage.
There is nobody who can believe that a girl (toil
ing desperately from 7:30 in the morning to 9 o'clock
at night) can support herself, her mother and three
young children on S6 a week. There is nobody who
can believe that it is anything short of barbarous
that to earn $6 a week through all those hours of
daily toil she should be compelled to make thirty-six
kimonos a day.
Nobody can believe that it is humane or civilized
to give a woman and her husband in New York only
SIO a week for the work of the two of them to",
Ntaiy can believe that it is anything short of
brutality to take1 from these women and children
ptd f titc mkeraWe $4 a week to pay for the ma
tfctot M wWch they do their work and then when
to midline, arc juM for to confecate them,
K$My m fetHtve that it ii anything leu that)
rtmhtr to tlMffp titc jwar crMiw-ee, working for
iUfVitlin , mi iftMhtaM for wnfch thy mm
py wtatf Mm iHv)lg f twning them, 2S ctta
CONSTANTINOPLE'S COUP D'ETAT.
The long-promised and oft-postponed outburst
of Moslem fanaticism has come at Constantinople.
The threat of it has been .om many occasions, cov
ering centuries of Turkey's relations with Europe,
the most effective armor that the Turk has to oppose
against her enemies.
Time and again, when the excesses of the Turk
have become unbearable, interference has been
staved off because of the menace of a holy war, a
fanatical uprising in which multitudes of the Christian
subjects of the porte might be sacrificed. Now, when
Turkey stands with her back to the wall, the out
burst comes and the red hand of fanaticism draws
its knife, not in a war of race and religion, but in
a civil feud among moslem factions.
There is grave danger even, yet of outrages
against the Christians in Constantinople, if a condi
tion of anarchy shall be precipitated following tne
coup d'etat. But the number of Christians within
the city is vastly less than in normal times, while
outside the capital, so far as turopean j,uncey is
concerned, the danger is reduced to a minimum sim
ply because the Turks have been driven out of most
of the territory where their rule of barbarity former
ly prevailed. The Christian world, and the Balkan
allies particularly, will be able to view with much
resignation the spectacle of the'Turks falling on each
other and complicating the difficulties that already
confront the empires It is quite apparent' that if a
reasonably united Turkey could not resist the allies,
a divided and faction-torn Constantinople will make
little headway against them.
THE INSURANCE INQUIRY.
Congressman Prouty, a member of the subcom
mittee of the House District Committee that is in
vestigating the insurance department, after vainly
protesting against dragging all manner of -extraneous
and hearsay testimony into the investigation, left the
hearing in disgust.
While it is true that an inquiry of this sort can
not be effectively conducted under strict application
of legal rules of evidence, it is just as true that this
investigation has wandered, far afield, and that its
testimony has looked more like a melange of sus
picions, individual grievances and personal opinions
about pretty much everything concerning District ad
ministration and affairs.
Recently there has been persistent rumor that
the investigation is to be strung along indefinite
ly, to the end that no report shall be made during
this session of' Congress. With the new session Con
gressmen Redfield and Berger, of the subcommittee,
will no longer be members of Congress; Mr. George
has gone abroad in ill health; and it looks as if, after
all the wor. th&t has been done no report at all
That is not nearly so important as that pressing
matters of legislation should be pushed aside and de
nied consideration while the talkfest goes on and on.
Measures of tho first magnitude to Washington are
held up while the District Committee works away on
a task that more and more seems likely to have no
end in sight, and that is increasingly suspected of
being managed with the purpose of avoiding a term
ination. Has not the House of Representatives power to
control in any sane and sensible fashion the conduct
of business that it delegates to the committees? Are
we still in a regime in which a committee is bigger
than the House, able to flout and negative the over
whelming purpose of the body that created it?
WILSON AND TRUSTS AT HOME.
Woodrow Wilson's seven bills for the regulation
of trusts, if made effective, would give New Jersey
as high a rank in regulating trusts as its past record
as the mother of trusts was malodorous. The meas
ures now submitted are drastic and sweeping, but
they are not retroactive. The trusts already incor
porated would not be reached in respect to capitaliza
tion. As combinations they would continue except
when they created a monopoly. These proposed
statutes give as sharp a set of "teeth" of the law
penalizing restraint of trade as are possessed by any
Commonwealth in the country. They forbid crmibi
natioife, secret or otherwise, limitation of production,
stifling of competition or fixing of prices. All stocks
must represent money or property. Juggling of is
sues by increase is forbidden. One corporation shall
not buy into another to establish a monopoly or to
restrain trade. Mergers will be allowed only on the
approval of the Utilities Commission. t The penalties
affixed look to prison for violations of law. As such
they have new significance.
As President of the United State-, Mr. Wilson
cannot hold on those subjects views din'erent from
his views as governor of New Jersey. Mr. Wilson
may not be able to do in New Jersey what he now
sets out to do, drawing the legislation for tfut pur
pose with his own hand. He outlined less drastic
laws two years ago ana iaia tne Diamc tor their tan
urc on tho Republican Legislature.
But as President of the United States, with four
years of office ahead of him and the progressive
spirit of the nation behind him, it will bj vc. atrinRe
Indeed If he Is not able to make guilt prnonal.
What is more difficult apparently, judging from
tHc hill ho submit, Is to determine the e.tuct mean,
we ef llmlUtle of prwh-ctlon which coftitilutta
rttiralftt f tra4t. v
Whatever la decreed by Mr. Wilson
w'llvsult tho committee. e gather, an'l
an thins that tho committee bays will
ho satisfactory to the Governor. The
depe to date. In fact, shows that they're
entirely satisfied with each other. So
what are YOU kicking- about?
The credentials of the visits of
Messrs. Oyster and Rudolph to the
White House, to thank the President
for appointing them, are being- looked
Into by the Senate committee with a
view of recommending the Jaunts for
membership In the Waste Energy Club.
Today Is Dull Enough.
G. S. K. First time you have a dull
day maybe you can use this:
At a danco last evening a young
lady slipped and fell. Asked the dam
sel whom I was gliding: "How did she
come to Uo that?" "Dunno," says I,
facetious like. "Perhaps she didn't"
J J. B.
Uncertain though we are on such
matters, our understanding is that Con
gress Is divided Into three parts: the
Senate, the House, and the National
Chamber of Commerce.
Can some one tell us why lodges and
civic organizations around thecountry
are fretting themselves so about the
recognition of the Chinese republic?
Were we brewing a list of matters that
fall .to perturb us. lo! Chinese recog
nisance would aboubenadbem all the
YOU SAY IT. ,
(From the New Tork "Herald.")
Mrs. John Lcgget Piiltz, of New
York, Is stopping with her father and
mother. Justice and Mra. McKenns,
Britannia rules the waves, as for
merlythe balance of the ocean being
under lease to the International Mer
cantile Marine Company, slangily known
as a New Jersey corporation.
Perhaps John D. some day will store
His overcoat In hock;
But that will happen long before
They fix the p. o. o'clock.
A broken leg Is officially assigned Cm
the cause of the "clock's Indisposition:
but it's the hands that aren't moving.
G. S. It: You don't know the rudi
ments of waste energy until you try
to strike a safety match on something
other than the match box. r. I. B.
Oh, we don't know. We heard some
one ask a reporter if he had change for
To say nothing of the fact that the
Congressional directory has been im
proved by the addition of an Index.
A SIMPLE WEDDING.
(From the New Tork "Press.")
When Helen Miller Gould was mar
ried yesterday at noon to Flnley J.
shepard at her castle, Lyndhurat. near
Tarrytown, she wore only two Jewels.
The Department of Agriculture has
Just Issued a pamphlet entitled "The
Purpling Chromogen of a Hawaiian Dl
oscorea." and yoo ought to read It,
honest. It sounds Awful Interesting.
THE MUSINGS OF A CONDUCTOR
, By William H. Eeverton.
Here comes the fellow and his flrl
Who are out late
And have had too many mixed
Or too many straight:
They are hilarious or disagreeable.
Making It unpleasant for others and me.
In this there's no mistake.
And on tomorrow they'll have a nice head
ache. Some will come nho have good lungs.
And talk too loud because they like to blow;
They tell their business and all they may
Forgetting that others have their business
The ladles. God bless their little hearts.
Hat troubles of their own.
They tell these to each other In an under
tone. (Dear me yes!)
There Is a bunch of Congressmen,
we'll wager, who noer would have
voted for the parcel post If they coulrt
have foreseen the character and number
of the funny pictures pulled on the sub
ject. Looking over Mr. Corey's testimony, a
reallv keen person can almost guess
why pig Iron Is so called.
Put not your trust In mars meetings.
THINGS WE DIDN'T KNOW.
The trusts are here to stay Henry P.
Mr. Knox, we observe, adheres to the
good old diplomatic Idea of a note,
v hlch Is something that lakes : hours
and 45 minutes to. read.
Mr. Knox's Initials, It U hardly neces
sary to add, stand for Panama Canal.
And meanwhile, the Panama Canal
Thn insurance situation Is rlarifylng
at last. Men In the Insurance business,
It appears, are nut fur thn money, Just
s nm men In thn battleship buslntu,
ami men In tlo doughnut butlntrj.
Ami they r"k Jtist as little of the
dhlia of tils inrthml of procedure.
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N honest flirtation is the noblest work of woman. It is the game
of hearts, at which two play, each knowing perfectly well that
the other is "playing."
It requires a few flirtations to take the kinks out of a man, rub the
raw edges off his egotism, and polish him up for social usage.
The woman who goes in for an idle flirtation sometimes discovers
that playing with electric ivires is as dangerous as playing with real fire.
Some men look upon flirtation as a duty, and would consider it
IMPOLITE not to begin making love to a woman five minutes after an
A cheap flirtation is like a ham sandwich before dinner. It spoils
your appetite for the real love feast.
It's a skillful man who can glide through the shallows of flirtation,
without being caught in the whirpool of love or foundering on the
rocks of matrimony.
A flirt, like a genius, is born, not made. And you can no more de
tect a successful one by the curl of her front hair than you can tell a
real artist by the length of his back hair.
Most men rush in and out of a flirtation nowadays as though it
were a revolving door, and they were afraid of being caught on the fly.
A man should be truly grateful to the women who have flirted with
him. If all women looked upon men merely as a short cut to a regular
income, life would lose half its spice.
In the art of flirtation there arc many amateurs, but very few "old
From the cradle to the grave men arc always in the kindergarten
class as far as their knowledge of women is concerned.
Poets may sing of the blush that "comes and goes," but what most
nomen are looking far nowadays is the kind of blush that will come
and STAY on a sticky day.
Duty, charity or chivalry might make a man share his last crust
with a woman. But it ivould require absolute devotion to make him
share his last cigarette with her. t
The success or failure of a flirtation, as of any other work of art,
depends so much on the skill with which the "finishing" touches are put
on in other words, on the grace and eclat nith which you get out of it.
An accomplithing flirt is one who is devoted to "art for heart's
Memories of Players
Of Other Days.
, jLTUinnrirr x
1 By Robert Grmtu
DWAKD A- SOTHEKN acnieveu
a state of eminence on the stage
and in nrlvate life such as should
fflv the He to those who Insist
that the social status of tne piayer is
fa-'ruitter today. Sothera was adver
tised By his management as "the distin
guished comedian." and this classifica
tion nta his artistic career periecny.
Th manner In which Sothern became
a star and at the same time found tha
v..hM that gave mm mo gieavor
measure of fame is worm lemng.
Laura Keene wanted the comedian
- w production of "Our American
Cousin." But Sothern could not see why-
he should assume a rolo that naa al
ready been played by many notable
, .,rh as John Brougham. Jeffer
son, and Owens, without adding to their
fame or fortune.
Finally, upon Laura Keene giving her
consent to Sothern's demand that ho
bo permitted to develop the character
of Lord Dundreary as no j.cc -
ulay was produced and scored a nit;
principally due to the Introduction of
Sothern's peculiar quips and manner-lsms-not
the least of which-was the
Kven after Sothern had found In Don
dreary one of the greatest financial
sicceises the stage haa ever known to
was very reluctant to confine himself
7n the role But conditions of the thea
ter at this period were against the
commendable desire to Present a rep
ertoire. Very often Sothern com
Delled to abandon such a policy. Ana
Dundreary could be offered for lengthy
runs, always attracting capacity au
diences. In due course Sothern's ambition to
be seen In other and more serious
roles was gratified. And he "cored tre
mendously at Brother Sam and David
Garrlck. the last named believed by
many to be his greatest portrayal.
Sothern evolved a play around the
grotesque personality of the Count Jo
annes, an old-time Bowery actor who
made a fortune through permitting hia
audiences to have fun with him. Soth
ern gave this clay the title of "The
Crushed Tragedian." to the dismay or
the "Count," whose Indignation brought
the two into the courts. .There Soth
ern's remarkable sense of humor result
ed In an adjustment, the "Count" being
assured that his eminent colleague's
Intentions were to pay him a distinct
"The Crushed Tragedian" ran more
than one hundred nights at the park
Theater and sened Sothern for several
years to the exclusion of the rest of hla
"solhern'a famess a practical Joker waa
.uTite as ureat as for his histrionic
achievement. Yet more than onct. ho
w me out the worst for his merry
nrui.ks. This reminds me of cno untc
.i ,ii whU-li I hove never aeon In print.
d iwrlnt 'Tlnafore" cro In IKl-IJ.
tho late John stetson was prominent
LI lining the only manaa.fr w mi uitwrU.
? lrt Hulllvutt royultlra on
their unprotected operetta. Htetson lia.j
lit lie r. " " """ h,.
Itrurk trror In ina'JV , lrlorm.r;
S,w nrlMli. whn" lM, HWU was
bout if) wlHi hn ilaMtioua Mitra
"i'lnafuie.' HI J ell a.l iUm U
he could recommend, a good Dick Desvd
eye. "Yea." answered Sothern. "Glva sae a
Forthwith he sent the following dis
patch: "To John Stetson. Globe- Theater, Be-
. ton, Mass.:
"Have recommendea you to Bldwea
to play Dick Deadeye to 'Pinafore
Rehearsals at once. Write- mo what
salary you "1sotHEBN.
Promptly cam the followlajr ta .reply:
"B. A. Sothern, St- Charles Theater.
New Orleans. X":
The Western Union Companvrefuses
to accept my answer. ferai'SON.
Needed on the Team.
ER father had kicked him out
of the house, but he returnea.
"Wbatl" cried 'the old man.
amazed. Tou here again J"
yes, sir," answered the impertubable
youth; "I came to see if you couldn't bt
Induced to Join our football team."
What's on the Program in
The following Masonic organizations
wrlll meet tonigni: iioages au jo an a.
No. 11. F. C: Hope, No. , E- A.
Royal Arch Chapter Eureka. Io. 4.
election and .installation. Eastern
Star. Chapters Takoma, No. 13: Cathe
dral. No. It: Friendship. No J7.
The following J. O. O. F. organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges tenirou
No. J. degree: Metropolis. No. 16, and
Phoenix. No. 3, business. Rtbekah
degree Dorcas Lodge,-No. 4.
The following K.'of P. organization
will meet tonight: Lodges Syracus
lans. No. 10: Ratbbone Superior. No
2U. Rathbofle Sisters Rathbone Tem
ple, No. 8.
The following Red Men's organizations
will meet tonight: Senac Tribe. No
11: Mlceola Tribe. No. 14 : Idaho
Council. No. 1.
Lecture on "Transportation the Essen
tial Factor."- by- G. Grovesnor Daw,
the T. M. C. A., tonight.
Entertainment by the Brlghtwood Park
Citizens' Association! -Van Horn's halu
Georgia avenue and Longfellow street,
8 p. nu
Muslcale by Mrs. C G. Llppltt. Mrs. A
T. Welch, and C. T. Comstock. read
ing room for the blind, the Library of
Congress. 8 p. m.
Mass meeting of automobile owners, the
Raleigh. 8 n- m.
Concert by the United States Soldiers
Home Band 'Orchestra. Stanley Hall.
3:30 p. m.
National "The Governor's
Columbia "The Isle o' Dreams,"
BeUscc Primrose and Deckatader Min
strels. 8:1 p. m.
Chaa'a-Poiit vawUvrHe. 3:16 and S 11
PeU's-VavdevllU, afterneen and even
AraiUm "Tho TravHn fcVrf man.
Sir p. i.
,yreum-JrH part Olflf. MJ 1
avly-c4nnWa guHimmst, liU ml
liM p. m.
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