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THE WASHINGTON TDIES, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5. 1913.
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by the Washington Tislks Company,
The Mtjnsey Building, Pennsylvania Avenue.
Frank A. Muusey, Pres. K. H. TitLeriupton. Sa;.
Fred A. Walker, Treasurer and General Manager.
ONE YEAR (INC. SUNDAY) S3J50 I 6 MO.. 1.T3 I i MO, :mc.
Entered at Dm Postotnce at -Washington. D. C. aj second cUn
mall matter. '
Washington, D. G, Wednesday, February 5, 1913.
Traffic regulation should be based on the purpose
of 'adding to both safety and facility in getting about
the town.- Regulations should be enforced by peo
ple with sense and discretion. The police have not
in all cases used either of these qualities. There is
evidence that they do not entertain the same under
standing of some particular regulations, tflat are
entertained by tne nigner autnoniies. mere is neeu
to get together.
Traffic regulations which, either by intent or by
the manner of. enforcement, keep traffic o't of the
town which seeks to come here from the -surround
ing country with provender for Washington's people
and horses, is a mighty undesirable regulation. Those
results are being achieved just now by the new regu
lations as they are being administered.
A COST-OF-LIVING INCIDENT.
The. Baltimore Sun today prints this suggestive
To the "Editor of the Sun Sir: We, the tomato
4 growers of South River, agree 'to plant tomatoes for
16 cents a basket, and any packer can have them for
said price, provided he is responsible and will furnish
baskets- and boats to carry them away.
JOHN B. BEALL.
- PRANK HODGES.
WILLIAM H. DITH,
South River, Md., February 2.
The communication represents the greatest tomato-producing
section, perhaps, in 'the country.
It's perfectly easy to grow the tomatoes; to get them
picked and marketed is the problem. The growers
propose to "put it up" to the canners.
The country needs the tomatoes; the canners
need them; the growers need to sell them. It's just
a plain question of establishing a complete chain
from. grower to consumer. A link is missing;, the
producers say jt's a human link:. there's not available
help "enough to "pick and market the goods.
A few days ago Senator Gronna told about the
potato crop in North Dakota. Potatoes, he said,
rotted in the ground there last fall. The price was
so low they couldn't be dug and marketed without
a loss. As we recollect the. Senator placed that
price at about 20 cents. the' bushel, ,
Yet when he got Jo Washington, Senator Gronna
found potatoes scarce, and the price well above Si
Again, 'there was a missing link.
It is becoming increasingly certain that the pres
ent tremendously expensive system for transferring
products from the producer to the consumer is in
efficient as well as unduly expensive. The tendency
of the times is toward co-operative effort to better
that the matter has been taken up in earnest, nobody
need expect snap action on the question.
Passage through the Senate of the resolution
would be merely the bottom rung of a long ladder it
m,,?. nllmk .A,.U fVio rnnctitiitirmfll summit.
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Should the resolution pass the benatc ny a two-,
thirds vote it must then receive the approval of two-: ROUNDEL.
thirds of the House of Representatives, hollowing pubUc stands are fairly raining;
THIS & THAT
With Scinrtmus a Little of, the Other
THE'DAY OIE" IREST! By.MAUKtCE KE1TCN
that action it would then .have to be "ratified by the
legislatures of three-fourths of the several States, or
in conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or
the other mode of ratification may be proposed by
In .the extraordinary political conditions which
have arisen some rungs of the ladder might be im
possible of scaling.
' THE DISTRICT'S FINANCES.
PRESIDENT'S TERM LIMIT.
Aside and apart from the merits of the question
itself, there is unmistakable evidence that the motive
of the Senate resolution to limit the term of Presi
dent -is largely personal and vindictive. Senators
may protest till they are black in the face that in
pressing the resolution for a six-year term they have
no more thought of aiming it at Theodore Roose
velt than at William Howard Taft, or Woodrow Wil
son; but the very debate on the subject shows that
the personality of Mr. Roosevelt has been uppermost
in the minds of those who are most active in the
matter. The very wording of the resolution shows
that it might as well have'called Colonel Roosevelt
flatly by name to express the thought of some of
the advocates of the measure, for it makes ineligible
a person who in the past has held the office by elec
tion or succession. And of course Colonel Roose
velt is the only living man who has attained the of
fice by succession.
As for the impersonal aspects of the matter, it is
true that the resolution itself is in direct line with
the Baltimore platform, which did commit the Demo
cratic party to the single Presidential term and
pledged "the candidate of this convention to this
principle." But the sitting Senate is not the Senate
elected since the Baltimore platform, by indirection
at least, was affirmed at the polls. The Senate to
take up the legislative promises of that platform will
not come into being until Mr. Wilson becomes Presi
dent. Furthermore, as for the real feeling of some of
the Democrats who -ought to be most devoted to the
.Baltimore platform, only the other day a blundering
Senator from New Jersey threw his fellow Demo
cratic members into a panic by standing up and de
claring that 7lr. Wilson"' need not be considered in
the plan of limitation of the President's term, be
cause Mr. Wilson was committed against succeeding
himself in the White House.
Those who favor the limitation of the term of
President as well as those who think it an absurdity
to say that the people of the United States may not
have a man for their Chief Magistrate as often and
as long as they choose to elect him to that post can
not fall to see the obvious hypocrisy in the attitude
of so many of the members of the Senate. It is dif
ficult to convince oneself that the present resolution
is up for debate with any more sincere purpose than
to give opportunity to throw brickbats at Theodore
Roosevelt for having presumed to run as an inde
pendent candidate, against both the old parties and
in particular for having polled more than 4,000,000
votes, while President Taft could not do a great
deal better than to poll 3,000,000 votes.
Assuming for tHe sake of argument, however,
It is doubtless fortunate for Washington that the
effort to saddle upon its taxpayers a huge debt long
since paid, canceled and forgotten, is initiated by a
gentleman who had demonstrated such complete in
capacity for dealing with the problems of a municipal
administration, as has been displayed by Chairman
Back in medieval times, -immediately, following
the civil war, a bad governmental system involved
the Capital in heavy debt. When the system was
changed and the Federal Government went into a
partnership with the District, that debt was made
one of the partnership concerns. Some $30,000,000
of it has been paid, by equal contributions from the
local Revenues "and the Federal treasury.
Comes now Chairman Johnson and -proposes that
Congress repudiate this arrangement, and require
that hereafter the payment of interest and principal
on what remains of this old debt, shall be borne by
the local revenues alone.
Thai would not be so bad, for there is not a great
debt left to the District. But the Johnson proposi
tion involves, further, the charge that the Federal
revenues have somehow been defrauded out of all
the payments they have made toward extinguish?
ment of that debt, and that the District revenues
ought, t0 be compelled to repay those amounts to the
It is a curious notion, this that the District has
"defrauded" the national treasury. Who did it?
Each year Congress has . appropriated to care for
this old debt. Did some wicked person, in behalf
of the organized criminal intent of the District, ad
minister chloroform to Congress, blindfold it, im
pose a hypnotic spell, and compel it, while under
the malign-influence, to "defraud" itself in this fash
ion: we are loath to believe that even so disting
uished a performer as Mr. Charles C. Glover must
be, if the tributes of the Hon. Thetus W. Sims are en
tirely justified, could quite have performed that
stunt during all these years without Congress ever
discovering what was happening to it. The thing
is top ridiculous to be taken seriously.
During the civil war hundreds of millions were
spent in building up a navy. It wasn't so good a
navy, however, as we now have. If the Committee
on Naval Affairs would now solemnly resolve to
compel the Navy Department to pay back to the
Federal treasury the money that was used in civil
war times, it would be just about as sensible and
practical as the proposal of making the District pay
back the national contributions to meeting the old
All this sort of thing is sheer nonsense. If Con
gress should assume to require the District to pay
back that $30,000,000, Congress would also have
to provide the wherewithal to pay it back; in other
words, Congress would, in one form or another, have
to do the paying; it would be simply taking the
money out of one pocket and putting it into another.
There is, however, another aspect of this matter
that needs consideration. Mr. Johnson the other
day presented a table showing just how much each
State annually contributes to the support of Wash
ington. He apportioned among the States, on their
population basis, the $6,000,000 Federal contribu
tion toward the upkeep of Washington.
Now, as no State pays a dollar of direct taxes
to the General Government, we are unable to see why
any member should feel that his State is burdened by
the half-and-half system. The national revenues arc
obtained mainly through import duties and excises,
which are shifted in the last analysis upon the con
suming public. But in Mr. Johnson's figures, the
330,000 and more residents of the District of Co
lumbia are totally ignored. The population of the
District will compare very favorably with that of
several of the States. It constitutes about one-two
hundred and fiftieth of the total population of the
United States. Placing the revenues of the Federal
Government at Si. 000,000,000, wj find by Mr.
Johnson's own method of reasoning that the people
of Washington have raised four out of the six mil
lions which the General Government is asked to con
tribute as its share of the expenses of the District.
Bearing in mind the fact that the people of the
District have already raised by local taxation $6,000,
000, Mr. Johnson's table must be so amended as to
credit the District of Columbia with an additional
$4,000,000, constituting in all a sum of $10,000,000
which the District contributes toward the support
of the Nation's Capital.
Taking into consideration the fact that the wealth
per capita of the citizens of the District is very high,
it is undoubtedly true that very few localities of a
similar population in the United States consume as
much, and consequently pay as much revenue into
the United States Treasury, as do the people of the
District of Columbia. It would, be a very conserva
tive estimate to credit the District with contributing
$6,000,000 to the General Government through the
medium of indirect taxation upon consumption. Mr.
Johnson's reasoning brings us to the inevitable con
clusion that the people of the District are not only
shouldering their half of the expense of maintaining
the Nation's Capital but also the Federal Govern
ment's half. The States do not pay a cent, and. the
District pays all. Such is the conclusion of Mr.
All about us tireless hands
Are constructing, nailing, planing
public stands. .
uoes this mean a chap com'
Any likelihood of gaining
Seats before the show disbands?
No; when there is none remaining
To comply with the demands,
You will find the uncomplaining
. Public stands.
Not the least Interesting feature of
tlie coming inaug one we haven't seen
mentioned will be the moving pictures
thereof. One of their advantages, of
course, being that you can see them
for five cents Instead of five dollars,
and a second that you won't catch cold
In the operation.
G. S. K.: Another famous jack is the
guy who announces his allegiance to
the cause of woman's suffrage, and
then- opens up a series of "anti-suffrage
JULIA E. S.
That's the reason we're doing it,
Julia. There Is plenty to be' said on
both sides and. ' come to think of it,
we'll take up the other side, too! Our
"Votes-For-Women Arguments" will
open In an early number as soon, that
is, as we can find some. Will that
When autos are selling
At fifty cents each,
Perhaps there's no telling
111 read about Beach.
Speaking of opposltes. which we are
about to, the officers in charge of the
Minnesota contribution is to the lnaug
parade will be Col. E. D. Luce and
Capt. George K. Leach.
WE GREET THEE. ONE AND ALL.
(From Pope's "Moral Essays.")
But thousands die without or THIS or
Die, and endow a college or a cat.
(Franklin P. Adams In the New York Even
, whom I deemed the second most ,
beautiful lady ever I saw, and we talked
of THIS AND THAT
"A Satire on the Side Door Car." written
especially for this stratecetlc steeple by Mr.
William II. Severson. the sifted author of
"The Musings of a Conductor." will open In
this column on Friday. February 7. Order
your copy early. Adv.
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE.
(From the "Star.")
Chairman Harper told them (the
ladles of the National Peaco Congress)
that white parasols, sashes of a uniform
color and design, and LIGHT RAIN
COATS will make a distinctive appearance.
The committee on historic sites will
kindly get a marker ready fcfr the drug
store name and add on app wherein
a soda clerk icrvcd a chocolate sundae
with syrup enough to last till the end
of the ice cream.
G. S. K.: Nix on the gender of Ger
man nouns. Has Geo. Towne ever tried
to lean, the principal parts of the
French Irregular verbs?
Not to forget that they arc erecting
at the Capitol a grandstand from which
to hear Mr. Wilson's address, which the
weather, you remember, will cause to
be delivered Inside.
And 'May postcards that trying to
llnil a resemblance between an opera
singer and her photographs ought to
stand a show for the w. e. stakes.
The open-air meetings.
Why theatrical managers should start
trying on horns: "This ticket Is Issued
with the understanding that It Is a sim
ple personal license, not transferable,
and that It will not' be accepted If pre
vented at the door by any except the
person to whom It Is lstfued."
IT DOES SOUND SOHT OF QUliE...
(Krum the "Star.")
MpeOUj..3. slirdleuatnlsli etaol r
"A mistake has been made and the sooner
It In 'recognized and reclined the better
The temptation to extract puns from
the name of Mr. Wilson's secretary,
lrrcsUtlble though It Is. Is one that we
arc going to resist.
Till: THIANOt'I-Alt. III-TIMIIEIIBU CUIB.
(From the "Post.")
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One of the hardest tilings for Mr.
Taft to accustom himself to, after the
fourth of March, will be coming down
stalrx or entering a room sans the
Marine Hand's rendition of "The Star
The schedulo of cab fares for Inaug
week, Jtiat announced, contains some of
the season's best fiction.
But how does Kno?
"We should speak tin- truth," says
Senor Manuel Calero, "though It de
a fellow ought
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A LITTLE show-girl now and then is married by the best of men.
So many women make'the mistake of trying to tie a man to
them by a ribbon pr an apron string instead of by the heart strings.
If there is one human being whom it is more fatal to marry than a
man with a "past" it is a woman with a "future."
The average man is not half so likely to get entangled in a flirta
tion through love of a woman as. through love of adventure.
There is always a chance that a man may escape from the bonds of
matrimony; but an old bachelor is wedded by all the bonds of nature
to a collection of habits from which nothing but death can divorce him.
When love-dies, after marriage, a wise couple will simply embalm
it and go right on acting as though nothing had happened.
A normal woman's fear of death is completely overshadowed by her
fear that they may not do her hair properly when they lay her in her
When a man thinks of all the women in the world to whom he will
never be able to make love his heart overflows with sorrow for them.
A uventy-dollar-a-week job will do more to make a woman free
and equal than allthe votes, all the education and all the theories is
Sons of rich men all remind us
What a task we hive before us
' For the only way to marry
Seems to be to join the chorus.
FKW days ago two young wom
en entered a trolley car and
found only Htandlng room.
"I'm soing to get a seat,"
said one to her companion. "Now, you
Selecting a sedate looking gentleman,
she walked up to him.
"My dear Mr. Green." she exclaimed.
"How delighted I am to meet you! You
are almost a strangor. Will I accept
your seat? Well. I do feel tired, I ad
mit. Thank you, so much."
The man arose. "Sit down. Jane, my
glrl."'sald he. as he courteously pointed
to the vacant seat. "I don't often sea
you out on a washing day. You must
feel tired, I'm sure. How's your mU
He Changed Color.
UNION butcher workman was
suing a packing firm to recov
er damages for Injuries sus
tained" in- a- Kansas City estab
lishment. A colored laborer in the
plant was called as a witness.
"Did you work with Jones, the plain
"Do you know the foreman and the
other officers or the plant?"
"What are your relations with thenar
continued the attorney.
"Now, yo" look-a-hore, boss." said the
witness. "I'se skeared. That's a-why
I looks so white. Them folks ain't no
relations' of'mme." Argonaut.
- -Si'.- S1
You Can Be Your
Own Beauty Doctor
HOUSEWORK AN AID TO GOOD LOOKS.
Bm Andre Duwont
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O YOU really believe In all
these' physical culture
stunts?" asked the Average
Girl. looking critically at an
Illustration which showed a willowy
maiden in postures that would tax the
powers of a contortionist.
The- Woman of .Thirty was counting
stitches in a sweater she was knitting,
so she did not reply at once.
"I think," said the Girl, answering her
own question, "that the exercises them
selves" are. all right if one could only in
vent some plan to make "the ordinary
person persist In them until they had
time to do some good."
"That's the whole- trouble." said the'
Woman, who had divorced her mind from
her knitting for a few moments. 'The
first day you get (so enthusiastic that
you almost pull your arms out. at the
sockets and acquire a crick In your
back by your vigor In bending. The
second day you" slacken up a little.
About the third or fourth day you cut
out a few turns so that you can get
down to breakfast before the Coffee Is
entirely cold. And from this time on
you gradually go from bad to worse,
until finally you decide the whole thing
is more bother than it's worth."
"You don't call that especially sen
sible, do you?" Inquired the Girl with
that air of scorn only used by the
young In reviewing the shortcomings of
"Sensible?" sniffed the Woman. "Did
you ever see anybody who waa sensible
clear through? Most of us are ilka
bacon, with its streak of fat and streak
of lean. We have streaks of sense,
lightened up by streaks of nonsense. I
haven't the patience to take a lot of
trouble about things that do not bring
Immediate results. I'm like the Irish
man T.ho once threw SO cents down a
crack in a board walk. When he waa
asked what he did such a crazy thing
for he said
" 'You see, I Just be accident dropped
a nickel down this crack, and ol'm put
tin' half a dollar through so as to make
It worth me while to pull up a board to
get the 5 cents." "
The Girl smiled, but refused to bo
turned from her subject.
"Don't you REALLY believe in any
sort of physical culture?" she asked.
"Indeed, I do. I think that any quan
tity of women are ruining their looks
by slttlns lazily around the house every
morning. Each day of my life F go
through some physical culture exercises
that aid me vastly In preserving my
figure and complexion, besides putting
money In my pocket."
"I should like to know what kind of
exercises can put money In your pocket.
I thought they usually worked the other
way and put the money in the other
"My physical culture goes by the
prosaic name of housework. But It is
none the less an aid to beauty for alt
that. Yau can get almost the same
motions in housework that you can In
calisthenics. Did you ever notice that
the woman who comes every week to
shako out the rugs or sweep the floors
has well-shaped arms? They aro red,
to be sure, but that ls'because she does
not take proper care of them.
"Have you ever observed how closely
the muscle movements necessitated by
sweeping, dusting and bed-making re
semble the exercises that are so much
practiced Just now? It Is Just as easv
to work off your superfluous pounds
punching pillows and bolsters as it Is to
use the punching bag. Sweeping is an
excellent exercise -for keeping the waist
round and supDle and tha shoulders
broad and graceful
"But In order to make 'these thlscs
of real benefit 'they musU. of course,- bo
done In the right way. When you sweeu.
remember to stand erect with, the chest
high, the head up and thef broom held
firmly in both hands, and., most impor
tant of all, with the windows open. Try
it some time .in this way,- Instead of by
the usual method with the back bent
and clqscd windows barring out tha
life-giving air, and If you do not feel
more 'invigorated and- less fatigued than
by the old way.
'Stretching- the arms up high In dust
ing straightens round shoulders and is
excellent for the development or the
chest. If you want to preserve your
hands, wear an old pair of gloves when
wou dust. For this keeps the grime
from working into the skin. Turning a
mattress is a muscular effort that is ex-,
cellent for the back. And so it goes all
through housework. Only one should al
ways be sure to stand up Istralght. bend
from the 'waist and not the" shoulders,
and keep the windows of" the room
Decorators in Session.
DENVER. CeK Feb. 6. The annual
convention of""the -International Asso
ciation of Master' House Painters and
Decorators is -In session here with
an attendance of several hundred
delegates from leading cities of ths
United States and Canada. The annual
reports of President J. "W. Morley. of
Winnipeg. ud the other "officers' show
the organization to be in a flourishlnir
condition. A number of .local associa
tions were added to the membership
the past year. j
What's on the Program in
The following Masonic organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges King Sol
omon. No. 31. -p. C Royal Arch Chap
tersColumbia. No. i, election; Bright
wood. No. 9. election. Knights Temp
lar Potomac Commandery. No- 3.
'business. Eastern Star Areme Chap
ter, No. 10.
The following I. O. O. F. organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges Eastern.
No. 7: Harmony.- No. 9. and Federal
City. No. 20. degree, work; Friendship,
No. 12. business; Metropolis, No. IS.
special anniversary exercises: En
campment Mt. Nebo, No. 6, degree
work. Rebekah Lodge Martha Wash
ington. No. 3. business.
The following K. of P. organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges Mt. Ver
non. No. 5; Union. No. 22. Pythian
Sisters Friendship Temple, No.' 9.
Meeting of White Eagle Council. No. A.
I. O. R. M.. Fifth and G streets north
Meeting ot Harmony Castle, No. 10,
Golden Eagles, tonight.
National May Irwin in "Widow by
Proxy," 2: 15 and 8:13 p. m.
Belasco Gertrude Hoffman. In "Broad
way to Parts, 2:13 and S;10 p. m.
Columbia-Julian Eltinge, In "The Fas
cinating Widow." 8:15 p. m.
Chase's Polite vaudeville. ,205 and S:I3
Poll's Poll Players, In "The lan From
Home." 8:15 p. nu
Academy "One Day," 8:15 p. m.
Lyceum "Queens ot the Folles Eer
gere." 2:15 and 8:15 p. m.
Gayety Rose Sydell'a "London-Bellea,,,
3:15 and 8:15 p. m.
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