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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
FRANK A MUNSEY
TUESDAY NO V EMBER 19 igoi
The Mnniifncturer i t miTCiitlim
Many able and successful men will
meet in Washington todpy and
home ot the thines they will say and
do are worth thinking- about They are
searching for more work for their fac
tories and for higher prices Thej want
to do business with other countries
and the want special favors They
hope to make a gi e-and-take arrange
ment Each man knows what this ar
rangement should be and he will b
willing to explain it But what will
benefit him will hurt his neighbor en
gaged In an entirely different business
This is wh reciprocitj is such a
serious problem If we could arrange
trading terms with other countries
that the articles admitted tree would
not hurt any of our national indus
tries it would be plain sailing But
our activities are so large and so -varied
that this cannot be
We must take care of our manufac
tures because we want all the buslnebs
we can get We want factories to -run
full time and we want good wages It Is
pretty generally agreed that reciprocal
trade relations would be a mighty good
thing But the treaties themselves are
a Chinese puzzle
It is the business of these manu
facturers conventions to try to find a
way to solve them That is one of the
responsibilities of success The rain
who doesnt succeed has no need to
bother about such things
V Lnitt il Mate Univ c rslty
President Jordan of Leland Stan
ford jr Univeislty sajs we ought to
have a national university He thinks
that the State cannot wisely leave its
development to charit or to religious
denominations He points out that the
State supports public schools including
high schools and often a State univer
sity
There is no good reason why it should
not also pay for a great national
school where students from all over
the United States could learn the manj
Important things not taught in col
leges
Dr Jordan sajs tint this national
university should be in Washington
The museums Congressional Library
tne School of Jurisprudence and Di
plomacy the Observ atorj the Botanic
Gardens the Geological Survey and
ever so many other places offer oppor
tunities found in no other American I
city for an one who wants to study
The California college president
doesnt think this university should ex
ist to give its graduates the privilege
of placing certain Initials after their
names but purely to give men and
vomen a chance to learn all there is to
know about particular things Few of
us have time to study many facts that
are of great Importance to the human
race fewerstUl can put facts together
d tell us they mean These stu
dents should be encouraged whether
the specialty is bacilli or silos In time
we will live according to scientific
laws that is if we have the strength
of mind to do what is best for us and
the students who dig and experiment
and think are now making these laws
for us
The national university should be es
tablished In Washington Congress
ought to pay for it It ought to have i
been established long ago It would
hav e been established long ago if what
Tir llc thp tpjilnlis rivrilrv
of other cities had not interfered
The Ilailvvn Combination
Governor Van Sant of Minnesota
sajs he will fight the scheme for the
of Great Northern and
Northern Pacific Interests In his State
but he admits he doesnt know that his
Khting will do any good There isnt
rruch room for doubt about It
The roads a c interstate and a single
State cannot therefore dictate as to
their general management Further
more It does not appear that they have
been consolidated In a legal sense A
new- company has been formed that
controls both roads
If ever State through which a rail
road runs could dictate as to its man
agement it would do ver little busi
ness nach State might pass laws that
conflicted with those next It
As to consolidation the right of
iduals or corporations to unite ha not
been questioned No one would deny
a man the right to buy all the houses
in a certain district But If he con
trolled all available houses and de
manded an exorbitant rental for them
there would be vigorous protest It is
not the uniting of interests but the
use- that is made of the power derived
from it that Is the real question of the
trusts
Governor Van Sant means well but
it is poor business going into a fight
unless something is to be gained from
it
A fev days ago It was reported tint
-within the next year the Pennsjlvania
Hallway Company would expend fifteen
million dollars for freight cars Now
we arc informed that during the same
time the Baltimore and Ohio which is
closely connected with the Pennsylva
nia will disburse eight and a half mil
lion dollars in improving its roadway
and equipment Truly modern railway
operations are being conducted on a
c dossal scale
Lx Queen Lilluokalanl is -very per
sistent In her demand for reimburse
ment for losses sustained by the seques
tration of the crown lands at thp time
of the revolution in Hawaii Evidently
she thinks she has a good claim al
though as a legal proposition it Is not
quite so clear to others If the lands
w nt with the crown the right was offi
cial and not personal The Queen held
the lands as head of the State When
th monarchy wag overthrov n it would
Mfm that the Incidents mus also have
be n abolished
When Senator Depevv declares that
he is no laggard bridegroom he fur
nishes further evidence of the truth of
the old saw that a man Is as joung U3
lie feels
The Chinese have peculiar wnya of
doing things The Dowager Hmpress
h i conferred upon Li Hung Changs
eldest son the title of marquis to de
scend through twenty -three genera
tions To a Caucasian mind it seems
like a strange concept to confer a
--
higher title upon the son than the dis
tinguished father ever held In his life
time Kqualiy strange appears both
the extension and the limitation of
the honor to twenty -tin ee generations
It maj all be perfectly clear to one
versed in Chinese philosophy but it is
a deep dark mystery to us However
we may infer that the first twenty -three
generations of Us descendants
will have no complaints to oiler al
though possiblj the twenty -fourth may
feel that something has gone wrong
Emperor AVilllam thinks Germany
has the best battleships in he world
Other natiors have an equal faith in
their own war vessels There is only
one way to determine but nov one is
anxious for the declson
Those who draw- unfavorable infer
ences from the recent accidents to the
battleship Alabama may do well to re
member that although In the early
stages of her career the Texas was a
most unfortunate vessel there was
nothing the matter with her when it
came to actual fighting except that she
could not get enough of It
CDRRENT PRESS COMMENT
lion ml i Ciime
Philadelphia Record Tariff revision is
hound to come Reciprocity treaties may
serve to stay the tide that sets toward
unhindered trade but they will not be
permanent barriers
Partisanship
Chicago Record Herald The first man
appointed by Major Low of New York is
a Democrat Apparently the new mayor
Is convinced that partisanship should
cut no figure In municipal politics The
outlook for New York is bright
A Permanent Census
Boston Journal It would be character
istlc of President Roosevelt to throw all
his influence toward giving the Census
Bureau a permanency and thereb a dig
nity and authority which it now lacks
Scarcely any measure of administrative
reform is more urgentiynecded now that
the civil service law and rules control
nearly ever other division ot the Gov
ernment to which they can be applied
A bnlemlld Way
Iudianapolls News--To submit tariff re
vision to a committee of experts would
be a splendid via ofpostponing a settle
ment of the whole question
A lfirecnst
Des Moines Leader The chief business
of the session promises to relate to the
reciprocity treaties possible modifica
tions in tho tariff the Isthmian canal and
tho Ship Subsidy bill which is to be re
vived In the Senate Frye assisted by
Senator Hanna will have charge of the
latter measure and in the House Con
gressman Grosvenor of Ohio Chairman
of the House Committee on the Mer
chant Marine The session Is likely to be
characterized by much Jockeing for po
litical advantage and the issues of ISO
ma Le expected to take iirniimimrv
-form
A Perplexing Problem
St Louis Post Dispatch Those who
know most about the trust problem can
do little more at present than define it
and point out the dangers of the process
and of hasty and ill considered legisla
tion How to eliminate the evils of com
bination without dislocating business in
other vords how to utilize the power of
combination for the welfare ot all the
reople Is a problem to be solved and re
quiring for Its solution the highest wis
dom But at least one thing can be done
the evil of monopolistic privilege may
be rpmoved
s nlii
St Louis Globe Democrat It is not at
oil protable that David B Hill will go to
the next National Democratic convention
by wa of Lincoln Neb
The 1111
Boston Herald Senator Lodge likewise
recognizes the fact that the dut on hides
is to take it ofl
Impel noiiM
Memphis Commercial Appeal Why not
try and Necly cases some
time during this century
The- Lira Mnkliii IIiikIik sk
Louisville Courier Journal The truth
Is the mass of the people do not desire
direct legislation They no more vlsh to
make their own laws than they wish to
make their own shoes or coats or hats
watches or Jewelr These are made for
them by comparatively few people who
make the manufacture of some artele
the business of their lives In like man
ner the people choose men to make the
laws and they expect them to attend to
the matter They are not in all eases as
well equipped for the task as they should
be but that is the fault In part of the
voters thems lveA
Tin- Plliliivlil Hint
The Rusiin police still maintain that
the recent religious riot at Pavlovka was
rev olutionary In Its character and this Is
the view of it taken also b the Moscow
Gazette which Is for sorac reason often
permitted to use more freedom ot speech
than is allowed to other Russian journals
A correspondent of 11 London paper how
ever exprescs the gravest doubt whether
the affair had an uch significance H
thinks tbu this Interpretation Is a simple
Invention of the police who art always in
the habit of exnggninting the Importance
of their own services with the view of
obtaining Increased authority There Is
be sii in Russia a ver Kcuertl convic
tion that much lews would be heard of
treasonable practiced In different parts of
th country if It were not for the extra
ordlnar powers conferred upon the police
In all districts in which treason Is sup
jiosed to be active Tin- Pavlovka dis
turb ince he sis was entlrel an affilr
of jieasants The religious papirs ascribe
It to the Influence of the rationalistic
Idens Imported by German immigrants
but the correspondent points out that the
dissenting bodies arc us a rule Infinitely
more sober Industrious peaceful and
prosperous than an of the orthodox com
munities The fact Is be adds that the
reactionary part always rales the cr
of treason whenever an attempt la made
In the direction of llberallm or progress
Mli tin- Ilivrrii mv CuutiiM
Workmen employed In tearing up the
streets now stretch long plccis of canvas
along the curbs nt the polnts where they
break the asnhalt and this acts as a bar
rier to protect pedestrians from the Ulng
pieces On Ilnc Street above Seventh
there was such a stretch of canvas and
a bcnevoient looklnir old man was moved
to remark Hov kind and thoughtful of
the contraitom to thus protect those who
walk alone Did an one get hurt to In
spire this humane InnovatlonT Yes
replied the boss of the gang the contrac
tor was awfully hurt when u Quaker
handed him a bill for painting his shut
ters that were not et dr saiug
Friend thee will pay tin painter fur the
work thee has spoiled I will be witness
that his workovas well done and that
thy men sprinkled It with black Since
thi n weve used the canvas -Philadelphia
Itccoid
THE TIMES WASHINGTON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 151 iJOl
PERSONAL
Uiniioiiitrit With tile Treasury
Two visitors from foreign land3 were
at the Treasury Department yesterda
They were 1 J Tanheaii of Toronto
Canada and Miss Lulu Hlgglns of Cape
Mount West Urica They expressed
themselves as being more than repaid for
their vbit to thl3 country Cleaner
sticcts and viidcr streets they said the
had never encountered But they were
apparently much disappointed with the
Treasury They expected to see tho gold
and silver coin hauled about in wheel
barrows and piled up about the corri
dors with shovels and the gold and sil
ver notes stored up and put on exhibition
In hales or glass cases Said the lady
Not a penny I saw in the whole Treas
ury
CiiiimlnN Postmaster
Postmaster General had a prom
lnent visitor yesterday in the person of
the Postmaster General of Canada the
Hon William Mulock The prominent
foreigner took a very lively Interest In
everything pertaining to the postal ad
ministration of this country and de
clared it to be the best sjsteni tint could
be devised Mr Mulock also consulted
with -Mr Smith in regard to mall facili
ties between this countrj and Canada
A Credit to Porto nlco
Fcderico Dcgetau Torto Rlcan Com
missioner to the United States returned
from a trip to the principal cities east
of the Mississippi recently and ester
da called upon the President It was
the first time the Commissioner hd met
Mr Roosevelt Mr Detetau Is most dili
gent in looking after the Interests ot the
islanders ilu is a man of very pleasing
address and courteous manners
His appearance is striking and ho un
conscious attracts attention when waik
inir alone tho street He lools like a
i tyj e of mixture of Spanish and Trench
blood He is highly cultured am most
diplomatic He is a linguist and other
wise a man of brilliant attainments
For several years prior to the cession
of Porto Rico to the United States Mr
De getau represented the island in tho
Spanish Cortes When Porto Rico is
made a National Territory in the sense
that New Mexico and Arizona are Na
tional Territories he will no doubt be
Its delegate In the House of Representa
tives
The Commissioner i3 a hard worker and
at first his activity is taken for nervous
ness characteristic of the Latin races
i He is alwus pleasant affable and ap
I Qllte naturally hs favorite
tonic of conversation Is Porto Rico Dur
ing the time he has been in
Mr Degetau has made himself very popu
lar
-Minister Wum Nephew
The nephew of the Chinese Minister
who bears the same name as his dis
tinguished uncle Minister Wu is develop
ing Into a Washington beau Mr Wus
knowledge of English is perhaps a trifle
deficient but he is master of the silent
language of sentiment
Such pretty quaint little boxes of tea
anl such dear little fans and such beau
tiful brocaded silks What recipient of
these could be cold and heartless to the
giver And ho asks very little
When Mr Wu finds a pretty girl who
will talk to him without shouting at him
in an ctfort to make him understand what
she says he is satisfied to sit and look at
her through his big spectacles In a most
solemn way During the whole evening
he may not say a word except in answer
to a direct question Otherwise he Just
gives a little grunt now and then to show
that he is really listening to what is be
ing said
MmiMleiir
Booth Tarklcgton Indianapolis is
scrawled In almost illegible characters
across the page of the register at the
Shoreham It is rather scratched than
scrawled After close scrutiny an expert
I hAnmnnIitn mitft Via nttlA r 1 n I S u
1U ll4Uhib9U l nilUtU W UUlk U IIVblUI i
it as tne name 01 mo aumor or w ueu
tleman From Indiana and Monsieur
Beaucalre From Mr Tarklngtons hand
writing It is clearly evident that the
manuscript of his books must i ave been
prepared with a typewriter or the com
positors wiuld never have been able to
have read it Mr Tarkington came to
Washington to see Mr Mansfield in
Beaucalre
I dont know why people always seem
so apologetic when the explain that
they have it read my book but mean to
cnmi llmA cjlil f Tl tlr in at rn iMIr
day Of eourse it is a source of gratifi
cation to have people read my books and
sav they like them
Yes I have seen the play before but
am naturally anxious to see how it will i
take in Washington I wanted to have a
talk with Mr Mansfield also
ftcr the strain of the first I
tion vas over I felt eisler but one can
never tell how a play will take in a new
town
FOREIGN TOPICS
Shortest Known lllstitr
What is probably the shortest history
on record has recently been written by
Senor Carlos Escrlbans a Peruvian gen
tleman It Is only one hundred words in
length and was awarded a gold medal
offered by the Societ of the Founders of
Independence Lima for the best history
of Peru comprised within that number of
words Here is the English translation
The Asiatic origin of the primitive
Peruvians admitted their rudimentar
civilization ended with the appearance of
Manco Capac founder of the Inca Empire
His thirteen successors continuing his
pollcv constituted that vast theocratic
and communistic monarchy which aston
ished the world Conquered by Plzarro
151S it became a Spanish colony whose
fourteen vlceros kept it in melieval
darkness and whose heavy oke provoked
the lndpendence proclaimed by San Mar
tin llhll cemented by Hollvar and Sucre
at Junin and Ayacucho The Republic es
tablished anarchy supervened Presidents
rapidly succeeded until the disastrous
war with Chile which chastening minds
has prepared the future
sir KiImIii in n
Many years ago Sir Edvvln Arnold was
plain Mr Arnold a pedagogue at King
Edward s School Rlrmlngham In those
days there used to be placed on the mas
ters desk an Inkstand a roll book and a
stick The story tells how the future
poet and Journalist abolished the stick
It was a sweltering da and the subject
of the lesson was De Amicltla With
an inattentive pupil the master lost his
temper The stick descended and ho
struck hard The culprit protested that
it was the unprovoked assault of a noxt
door neighbor which had caused his
thoughts to strav The next door neigh
bor confessed and the victims assailnnt
was chilled with remorse Calling the
boy out he handed him the stick and or
dered the boy to strike him the mister
Imperatively commanded the boy obeyed
and the stick was never more used
thenceforward
A Woiimii on Lira
Rome has the distinction of possessing
the first woman lawyer ol Italy in the
person of Slgnorina Teresa Labrlola She
has passed her examination with honors
and Is now a full fledged lawyer but has
not inscribed herself among the advo
cates as she does not desire to champion
the new womin but to devote herself
to the philosophy of law After taking
her degree she addressed a commission xf
the University of Rome for threo hours
She now lectures at the university to
gether with her father and brother
Slgnorina Labrlola Is a well known writer
on scientific subjects
IN SOCIETY
In addition to tho coming out ball which
the President and Mrs Roosevelt arc to
give for Miss Roosevelt on January 3
it is probable that another large enter
tainment will be given- at the White
House in honor of her Eighteenth birth
day February 11 which falls this year on
Shrove Tuesday i
Mrs M B Edwards and daughter have
moved from 713 Ninth Street to S19 M
Street They have as their guests Mrs
M Snyder and daughter of Philadelphia
The Misses Graham of 1016 II Street
northwest have returned after four
months of travel in the North
Mrs Fred McKee will not bs at home at
Rivcrdale Md until Wednesdays after
December 1
Mrs Ooursey wife of Mr W S Cour
ser former secretary to the Secretary of
War is visiting her mother Mrs J D
Wilson of 1910 New Hampshire Avenue
Mrs Coursey is recuperating from a re
cent operation
Mr Robert Lee Keeling will not open
Ms Washington studio thl3 winter hav
ing decided to spend the winter in Lon
don
The Washington house in which Mrs
Van Rensselaer Cruger of New York
has established herself for the winter is
a large old fashioned brick set in a
tree shaded garden at the corner of
Twenty -fifth and K Streets
T Harold Deland and his bride for
merly Miss Lillian Broderick arc ex
pected back from their wedding trip thi3
week Both Mr and Mrs Deland grad
uated from the Business High School in
1S97 in which institution tho former is
now the teacher of bookkeeping
Mr and Mrs Thomas C Noes have
returned from a weeks visit to the Iat
tcrs old home in Ohio While there Mrs
Noyes sang in the church which she at
tended throughout her childhood
Mr and Mrs Snowden Ashford who
were married Saturday at the countr
home of the brides mother Mre Mal
colm Crichton Ravenswood Berkeley
Springs W Va are now on their wed
ding trip to the North before coming to
their home In this cit Only rela
tives and a few intimate friends were
present at the ceremony which was pcr
foinedvla the wide colonial hall by Rev
Dr Pierson of St Marks Episcopal
Church The bride who has attracted
admiration for her Southern beauty both
here and abroad was given in marriage
b her eldest brother Mr William Crich
ton She wore a gown of white crepe dc
chine the bodice ot which was veiled
with old lace Her tulle veil was crowned
with orange blossoms The maids were
Miss Elizabeth Crichtcn sister of the
bride and Miss Julia W C Carroll of
New York both of whom wore white chif
fon and carried white chrysanthemums
The engagement Is announced of Miss
Louise Llcbcr daughter of Gen and Mrs
G N Lleber of Eighteenth Street to
Mr Augustine N Lawrence jr of Flush
ing N Y
Baron Gevcrs the Netherlands Minis
ter is making a short visit to Now Jer
sey
Mrs M D- Peck and Miss Peck for
merly of 1225 IStreet hive moved to
647 R Street
Mrs II C Eddlns and her attractive
young daughter Miss Louise Eddlns of
True Blue Orange County Va have ar
rived In Washington and will spend the
winter at 170C F Street
Arrangements for the annual meeting
of the District of Columbia Federation of
Clubs were made at the home of Mrs H
T Cuss H06 Blnncy Street who enter
tained the members an evening or two
ago The guests included Mrs M L
Tanner irs M S Locknood Mrs Sper
ry Mrs 4I L Willis Mrs E M Still
man Mra E S Cromwell Mrs Guss
Mrs and Miss De RIemer Miss Mary C
Bennett and Dr McNaughton
The next rneetiag of the Blue and the
Grey Euchre Club will be held Tucsda
November 26 at 1 15 at the home of
Miss Hetty M Lockwood Mi Massachu
setts Avenue northeast U the recent
meetinj at tho home of the Misses
Glrouord the prizes wero won by Mr
Harry Kane and Miss Emma libbitts
Those who took part in the game were
Misses M 1 eager 11 Loekwood E
Girouard F Glrouard N Lowe and E
Tibbitts nnd Messrs T H Hoban Jr U
Cross A B Simons Jr W lirearle
W II Collins E Roysier V Hull c
Mueller and H Kane
The Silver Wave Soelal Club will give
a dame tonight at St Josephs Hall Ad
mission will be b card
Capt J R Birtlctt U S N and fam
ily are occupying the house 16J2 Tvvent
first Street which Captain Eartlett re
centl leased for the whiter
At the last meeting of the Columbia
Heights Art Club held at the home of
Mrs E E Stevens Columbli Road Mrs
S V Ilayden read a paptr entitled Joaii
of Arc
Surgeon and Mrs S II Dickson have
taken Miss lattcrsons home 732 Twcnty
lrst Street for the winter
Mrs James P Carrolls blrthda was
celebrated on Saturday evtning by a
party at her home 612 B Street southwest
Music and dancing wcro enjoyed voal
solos Ly Tom S and F S Carroll
Charles Ijobb and Mrs Hern rt Ketcham
recitations by Miss Mario Lenoir Graves
Mr James P Carroll a comic song and
fancy dancing by Misses Madeline and
Gladls Carroll Those present were
Misses Ihttie Gladis and Madeline
Carroll Miss Marie L Graves Mr and
Mrs George A Carroll faf Rockville Mr
and Mrs Thomas S Curroll df Baltimore
Mr and Mrs James P Carroll Mr and
Mrs Charles lloff Mr aand Mrs W E
Graves Mr and Mrs Herbert Ketcham
and soil Mrs Getto Mi r Sclmon
Carroll Mr J Madison Carroll Masters
Ellsworth U ami Earl X Graves
The marriage of Miss Nellie Custls
Tennanl and Mr Thomas Case Rich of
Greensboro Md took pjacc lit the home
of the bride Takoma Park
Rev J C Tennanl father 6f the bride
officiated assisted by Rev David F
Barr pastor of the Trinity Episcopal
Church Takoma Park in the presence of
the Immediate relatives the contracting
partlts ami a few invited friends No
invitations were Issued on account of tho
serious Illness of the Tildes aunt The
bride is the youngest daughter of the
Rev and Mrs J C Tennant Tho cere
mony was performed in tho ha window
of one of the spacious parlors which was
formed Into a bower of roses and chrjs
nntheniums Vines and chrsanthemums
decked the rest of the rooms As the
bridal party uttered Miss Ruth Griffith of
Washington played the wedding march
Mr J Granville Tennant brother of the
bride was best man whllo tho bride
was attended bv her sister Mrs B c
Hall The brido was attired in a travel
ling dress of blue cloth with hat to
match and grey coque boa and carried
a bouquet of large chosanthemums A
reception Immediate followed The sup
per room was decorated with chrysanthe
mums those on the supper table being
pink with pink candles Long streamers
hung from the centre of the room to the
corners of the tabic Later Mr and Mrs
Rich left for an extended Northern trip
after which they will reside at the home
ot the bride The wedding presents wore
numerous and beautiful nnd included a
number of useful and ornamental articles
At the meeting of the Womans Na
tional Press Association Mrs Olive B
Lee a member from Texas gave a talk
about hr work on her magazine which
she has successfully edited and published
foi several ycirs Arrangements were
then made for the association to occupj
a day at the Charleston Exposition early
in January Among the members pres
ent were Mrs Clara Bewick Colby editor
of tho Womans Tribune Mrs Anna
Hamilton Mrs Lockwood Mrs 11 B
Sperry Mrs Pattle Miller Stocking Mrs
Grcslnm Mrs Stillman and Mrs Lee
An open meeting will be held the first
Friday in December
Mr and Mrs Alexander Morgan of N
Street hive returned from abroad
Mrs V M Legg of 1115 M Street north
west wilt entertain tho Excelsior Lit
erary Club tomorrow The club Is com
posed exclusively of ladles
Representative Curtis and family will
be located for the winter at 2012 R Street
Miss McDonald of Baltimore Is the
guest of Mrs Nellie Ramsay 62J East
Capitol Street
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior
and Mrs Ryan who have been absent for
some time have returned from Kansas
to their Washington home for the win
ter
Representative Toerderer has taken the
Nott residence S23 Connecticut Avenue
for the winter
Mr and Mrs W C Whlttcmoro will
leave the Arlington shortly for a stay at
Lakew ood N J
Mrs Clinton Smith President of the
Womans Christian Temperance Union of
the District 3 at Fort Worth Tex
where she went last week to attcid the
annual convention of the National Wom
an s Christian Temperance Union to be
In session there from November 13 to 21
Mrs William R Abbott has returned
from a visit to her mother Mrs David
O Parlett at Annapolis
Mr and Mrs J A Swope have been
visiting their daughter Mrs Kerler at
Oakland Md
Mrs Charles Campbell Mrs John
Poor Mrs Addison Miss Myer and Miss
Owen form the managing committee of
the cotillions to be given throughout the
winter tho first of the series to occur
December 26
Mrs E L McAvoy who has recently
returned from Honolulu is at the Hamil
ton for the winter
Mr and Mrs William Conroy Clark
have closed The Willows their coun
try place in lower Maryland and re
turned to their Washington home on tho
Columbia Road
Miss Grace Denio Litchfield has re
turned from a visit of several weeks In
West Philadelphia
Miss Frances- Neuman Is visiting
friends in Philadelphia
Mr and Mrs Harold Wilkinson and
Miss Jessica W llkerson left today to spend
the Thanksgiving holidays with Mr Wilk
insons mother at the old homestead in
Anne Arundel County on the Chesapeake
The Misses Ella and Marie Stonlngton
have returned from a months visit to
their aunt Mrs Wainw right Carter of
Philadelphia
Miss W II Chambliss will sail for Eu
rope tomorrow on the Vaderland
Rear Admiral and Mrs Ludlow will not
spend the coming season In Washngton
The have taken apartments at the
Nethcrland in New ork
Mr3 Nathaniel Wilson of Farragut
Square has invitations out for a dinner to
be given in honor of Mme de Margerie
wife of the Charge dAffaircs of the
French Embassy
Lieut Col W E Waters of the United
States Army retired and Mrs Waters
have returned to the city for the winter
NOT TO POSTPONE FAIR
St IiiiiIm Directors MnLe Denial nf
lleei nt Itt portH
ST LOUIS Nov IS Numerous re
ports have been received recently from
the East that it was tho Intention of tho
board of directors of the Worlds Fair
celebration to postpone the date for one
y ear
These reports were doubtless based on
an Interview given out by Adoiphus
itusch chairman ot the committee on for
eign exhibits who on his return from
Europe stated that it would be impos
sible for foreigners to get rpady their ex
hibits for 1903 These reports spread and
grew until today a dispatch was received
as follows
On what day ths week do the di
rectors meet to discuss possible post
ponement of the World s Talr
When tho above was shown to Divld
R Francis presllent of the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition Company he said-
No such meeting is contemplated nor
his such a proposition been discussed at
any meeting
William II Thompson treasurer is
emphatic in the declaration that the fair
will be held In 1003 as previously an
nounced while Isaac Taylor supervising
architect says the contracts will be let
In December and all the buildings com
pleted In time for tmrovving the doors
open in the spring oi mat year
FLORIDA ORANGE CROP
An Im iitirnfliiK Outlook fur ttie
Cnmliif SiiiHim
The Florida orange season Is now fairly
open The height of tb season will not
be reached for severa weeks when tlie
oranges will be in their perfection Up
to this time there has been greenness and
imm iturity In most of the fruit shipped
but henceforth rlpo and luscious oranges
will find their way Into the markets
1 he outlook is for one of the most profit
able crcps for many years Ihe seasons
have been good and the fruiting of the
trees quite satlsfaetor More tries are
In btarim this iar thin since the de
structive freeze of several ears ago and
It Is predicted their products will prove
finer The transpomtion companies are
looking forward to a eonsldeiauly in
creased business us compared vvlui last
cir Indeed the greater volume ot busi
ness Is already In sight and will be
forthcoming If no disaster befalls the
crop and there Is not the slightest reason
for apprehending nnv thing of the kind
As usual the Florid l ormgis are leid
Ing the mnrkets In the mittir of price
They brlrg inure mono thin an oftlulr
competitors for the simple leisnn that
they arc the bst that find their aj into
the American nnrket and It m i be
doubtesl if there arc better In the world
The supply Ins never et appro iclied the
limit of dim md nnd it Is s ife to that
for ninny cars to come the countr will
glully absorb ail of tho oranges that
Florida enn produce
The opening of the orange season Is a
forerunner of the opening of tli Florida
tourist season Usuell when the nrangts
arc plentiful and line the tourists ure nu
mirous nnd the Peninsula state draws
profit from both souices It nuiit to do
well thin fall and vvlnUr -savannah
News
NOT FURTHERING ANNEXATION
Itnviliin Merchant I nlnti Dri lnrra
Its Infcri iit nntlrcly Ciiiiimrre lnl
The Merchants Inlon of Havana In an
ofihlal communication Just received at
the War Department from Havana do
clires that that organization Is not in
tended to foster the annexation sentiment
In Cuba
Owing to the fact that tho uniot sent
a rcpiescntative to the United States
some months ago to make a- study ot
economic conditions between the United
States and Cuba and to secure somo ar
rangement for the relief of the situation
In the Island there were a number of
criticisms of tho movement on the ground
that it was merely a cloak for fosterir g
annexation sentiments To diKabuse the
minds of the officials on this subject the
union at a recent meeting adopted reso
lutions which were presented to General
Wood The resolutions are a3 follows
That the Merchants and Industrial
Union of the Island of Cuba as an exclu
sively economic association lives deliber
ately aloof from all participation In po
litical contests not only because it is
precluded by the diversity of social ele
ments by which It is constituted but also
because it understands that thn differ
ences and passionate discussions intro
duced by politics among Its adepts Im
pair the unity of action and solidity that
should exist between the classea repre
sentative ot such Important Interests It
declares likewise that the Merchants
Union nnd the members ot Its executive
board are absolutely alien to tho propa
ganda of annexationist character that
has been ascribed to them and that the
economic movement started by the
union and loyally supported by all the
other corporations of the Island has no
tendency toward nor does it pursue any
other object than that of obtaining from
the United States upon grounds of Jus
tice and equity what constitutes the
earnest longing and the pressing neces
sity of these people I e tarld fran
chises in behalf of our principal products
so as to remedy the grievous economical
situation that affects the country
IMPORTS TO THE PHILIPPINES
Insnlnr PoNScxNtotiH Iln lint Xllglit
Per Ce nt Here
The latest monthly statement of the
commerce of the Philippines shows that
the United States does not furnish more
than S per cent of the imports ot the
Philippine archipelago The great bulk ot
all Philippine Imports come from Cnlna
Ihe United Kingdom ranks next
The Imports from Cuba amount to 31
per cent of the total from the pnlted
Kingdom 20 per cent The British Ea3t
Indies even surpasses the United States
with 9 per cent
In 1S33 before the last outbreak in the
rhilii pines Spains exports to the Philip
pines amounted to t5104jw exceeding
that of Great Britain by about 1000000
In 1S9D China led with a record of 79SS
701 or a total of 39 per cent of tho total
Imports The imports from Great Brit
ain dropped to 3239066 and Spjins to
2703335 The United States Increased to
1331S34 or 7 per cent
In 1900 China led tho world with imports
Into the Philippines amounting to 953t
443 Great Britains increased to 5576
931 Spains decreased to only 7 per cent
The imports from the United States nearly
doubled those of the year previoas
In exports from the Philippines the
United Kingdom led in 19CO with 32 per
eent as against 19 per cent in 1S99 while
the exports from the Philippines to the
United States decreased from 21 per cent
In 1E99 to only 11 per cent In 1JC0 a de
crease amounting in value to about 1
000000
NEW SHELLS WRECK TARGET
Eipliisl ie II Lxeil XV itli MartlliiK
Ilcsnlts nt Sandy Hook
SNDY HOOK N J Nov IS -Major
Roger BIrnle Major Knight Captain
Burr and Lieutenants Davis and Morton
conducted another trial of explosives to
day
The test was to see what three shells
fired from the twelve inch service ride
would do to the target representing the
side of a battleship One shell charged
with explosive D was fired at the cen
tre of the plate on Friday last penetrat
ing it and exploding In the rear doing
great damage
Two more shells were fired today The
first one was charged with twenty five
poinds of maximlte It was aimed at
the middle of the right hand side of the
pbuo and exploded while passing through
cracking tne plate Doth vertically and
horizontally and throwing pieces in ever
direction
The next shell charged with twenty
pounds of explosive D was fired at the
left hand side the best part of the plate
When the smoke fiom the exploded shell
eleared away It was foundthat the plate
and backing frame were completely
wrecked and not enough left for another
trial shot
A piece weighing over a ton had been
carried nearly 2C0 feet to the rear of the
target There was no firing from the
Gathmann gun today
NO INJUNCTION FOR BELASCO
Jlrs Free to Produce Ln
vvelemue Mrs Hutch
NEW YORK Nov IS The motion of
David Belasco to enjoin Harrison Grey
Fiske and his wife Minnie Maddern Fiske
from producing the play The Unwel
come Mrs Hatch at tho Manhattan The
atre next Monda was denied today In
justice Lawrence
Mr Belasco contended that Mrs Burton
Harrison from whom the defendants take
their alleged right to produce the play
only assisted him in writlrfg the play the
essentials of which wcro his on an un
derstanding that the title remained In
him and she was to get a share of the
roalties Justice Lawrence says
s I stated at the argument every fact
upon vvhlih the plaintiff claims a right
to an injunction is so fully answered and
denied in the affidavits read on tho part
of the defendants that it is the duty of
the court upon well established prin
ciples to den this motion
fter carefully reading all the affi
davits in the ease I adhere to the views
expressed at the conclusion of the argu
ment Motion denied with costs
ORIGIN OF DR JEKYLL
A St- i liMini of Ills Iili n fur
the- Pint
The secret of the origin of that strange
stor Dr Jekvll and Mr Hde Is thus
related In Mr Balfour s Life of Steven
son The true stor was still delayed till
suddenly one night he had a dream He
awoke and found himself In possession of
two or rather three of the scenes In the
Strange Story of Dr Jekll and Mr
llde Its waking existence however
was by no means without Incident He
dreamed these- scenes in considerable de
tail Including the ciret mstanos of the
transforming powders nnd so vivid was
the impression that he wrote the stor off
nt a red hent Just as It had presented
itself to him In his sleep In the s uall
hours of one morning says Mrs Steven
son I was awakenid by cries of horro
from Louis Thinking he had a night
marc I nwnkened him He s ltd ang il
Why did ou awake me I was drtm
lnj n tine boge tale I h id nw ikened
him nt the first transformation scene
Jlr Osborne writes I don t be
lieve that there was ever uih a literary
feat before ns the writing of Dr Jckyll
1 remember the first nailing as though
it were estcrday Louis came downstairs
In a fever rend rearly naif the book
aloud and then while we were still gasp
In he was away again nnd bus writing
I duubt If the first draft tok so long as
thric dis -Montreal Herald
TO BE SDBMITTED TO CONGRESS
iNtlimliln Cnnnl CiiiiiiiiIhhIoii Hipnrt
to lr WIIIiIifIiI From the Public
Tho report of the Isthmian Canal Com
mission is practically completed and will
soon be presented to the President It will
be forwarded to President Roosevelt
through the Department of State
Mr Roosevelt has already been ac
quainted with ths important recommenda
tions ot ths Commission and will refer
in his message to Ccngress to the general
subject of an Isthmian canal and to ihi
report of the Cinuuission While It is
known to the President that the Com
mission will recommend the Nicaragua
route it is not likely that ho will dis
close this in s message The complete
report is very voluminous and a rough
estimate by the Commission Is that It wilt
cost th Government fully 20000 to have
it printed
With this resort the Commission will
complete Its Investigation of the different
routes for a canal connecting tho Atlantis
and Pacific oceans A chapter of tho re
port is devoted to the Panama route Us
advantages Its disadvantages Its co3t
and prirtlcablllty This chapter includes
the correspondence of the Commission
with the Panama Canal officials
Another chapter describes the investi
gations of the Commission ot the Nica
ragua route and gives an estimate of
the cost of a canal across that route
Its advantages are fully explained by the
Commission
In fact nothing ot the slightest val le
is omitted from the report The whole
subject Is treated exhaustively It is
shown that over S00 men have been em
ployed in an examination of the country
across vhich a canal could be opened
Another chapter tells of other routes
thrn tho Nicaragua and Panama routes
In the conclullng chapter the Commission
makes a comparison of the two most im
portant routes their relative advantages
and disadvantages and the conditions
which caused the Commission to- arrive
at the conclusion that the Nicaragua
route is the meat feasible and practical
for the United States
When the report is completed In every
detail It will be submitted by the Presi
dent to Congress for Its Information and
action It will probably not be made
public until this Is done
JUSTICE TO TAKE ITS COURSE
Nil Mercy to lie Shown to Murdernu
Iillninu
Men who willingly associate with
brigands and assassins cannot hope to es
cape the consequences ot their blocdy
deeds One and all of such unlawfully
banded men fall under the severest pen
alties of tne law and for the reason that
they but encourage each other in their
felonious purposes
Tbi3 is the comment of General Chaffee
In approving the sentence of twenty
years at hard labor imposed upon Mariano
Zales a Filipino convicted of boing a
guerrilla Tho Inauequacy of the sentence
was commented upon by the department
commander cf Northern Luzon and con
curred In by General Chaffee Zales lay
In wait for natives supposed to bo
friendly to the American forces and
killed them with a club The crimes wero
committed at Balac Ilocos Norte P I
last April
The operation of military Justice In the
Philippines has been very active within
the past few months as is shown by re
ports from General Chaffee to the War
Department Since November 1 tho vari
ous court marltals have condemned to
death by hanging twelve natives who had
not appreciated the benevolent purpeses
of the army of occupation Ten ethers
were sentenced to Imprisonment for life
and twenty sentences of Imprisonment
from two to thirty years were imposed
DANGER OF CONSUMPTION
to Bnr Priimlscuons Kxpec
tormiuit ut Manila
Orders against expectorating on the
floors of any buildings under the control
of the military authorities in the Philip
pines have been issued by General Chaf
fee The cause for the posting of such
orders is found In the rapidly Increasing
number ot consumptives in the islands
Surgeon General Sternberg who re
cently returned from an Inspection of the
military posts in the islands reported
to the Secretary of War that tuberculo
sis was making rapid progress among the
solders and natives General Chaffees
order say3
Upon recommendation of the chief
surgeon of ths divlsicn and as a pre
caution against the spread of tuberculosis
which is declared to be a most tontagious
and infectious disease the practice of
spitting on the floors walls of offices
barracls or other buildin r solder the
control of the military authorities is
absolutely prohibited Non commissioned
officers sentinels janlters etc will be
instructed to enforce the provisions of
this circular and where deemed advis
able printed notice both in English and
Spanish should be posted
TO COIOIANB FIRST BRIGADE
ttneriil lllslee Asslsned Tempora
rily by Clmlte e
General Chaffee commanding the army
in the Philippines has assigned Brig
Gen William H Bisbee lately promoted
from jolonel to the command of the
Third district Department of Northern
Luzon vice Brig Gen Jacob H Smith
and pending the assumption of the com
mand ot tho First Separate Brigade by
Brig Cen J Franklin Bell
Brig Gen Jacob H Smith was ordered
to Catbnlogan Samar and Tacloban
Lete Department of tho Viayas to
take command of the First district em
bracing the islands of Leyte and Samar
In that department
A BATH IN SWEDEN
lli iin Timid KiiKllshmnn Defended
Himself in Stoe Lliulm
Ihe first morning after m arrival In
Stockholm I rang the bell In my room and
asked the man who answered It to get me
a bath read He disappeared and some
ten minutes later another knock awoke
me from a gentle doze I opened my ees
to see a hard featured lad some forty
to fifty cars of age standing in the door
way and beckoning to me with a bared
and stalwart arm Concluding that yhe
wished to show me the way to the bath
room I jumped out of bed and p iddled
ifter her down the pvssage
Very well then When we arrived at
the bathroom she went In me and
waited She was as I have said a mus
cular I id and her dress was Innocent of
sleeves Cor eaIlng my nerv oohis ss as
hist I might I put my hand into the
water nodded to Indicate that it was just
is 1 liked It and made her a graceful bow
of dismissal Imagine my horror when
hi simpl shook her head ajid refased to
nove In vain it was that 1 talked to her
leudlngl persuasively sternl In Eng
lish French American Costtr Latin He
brew and Greek Still she smiled and
waited wultrd and smltcd
The situation ou will understand was
lapidl growing desperate and In the end
t found ir self reluctantly- compelled to
tse force- Executing a strnficlc move
ment therefore I seised her suddenly oy
the shoulders pushed her into tbe passage
and simmd the door It was not gal
lant but what would ou I afterward
discovered tint In accordance with the
custom ot the cuuntry she considered It
her duty to scrub me down Shades ot
my bab hood London sketch

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