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PuUUled Erery Morniof in the Year by
Talrpixme Main 3300. (Private Bancn Exc&aiire.)
Sabralptloo Bates tj Carrier.
Dally and Sandaj - O ocnU per month
Daily and Bandar.......-. ...4.f0 per year
Daily, vrtthoat Eandir 25 cents pa month
Subscription Batea by Mill.
Dally and Sunday.. ...i0 cecta per month
Daily and Bandar. 48.00 per year
Daily, intboct busda7... O eenta per mooth
Daily, ithont Bandar 1183 per year
Sunday, without daily ...COO per yaar
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New York Cepruratatire. J. C. WILBEBDINU
EPECIAL AOENCY. Bnnanrick Building.
Chicajo Representative. BAKNAKD 4 BEAM
HAM. Eojce Bnldine.
Criminal Insane in Washington.
It wnuld seem a if the question of the
conditions at the insane asvlum goes
deeper than a mere consideration of
management It mav be. as Dr. White
claim., that Howard Hall, the building
in which the criminal insane are con
fined. '- unsuitable and unsafe It may
be that there arc not guards enough
at the institution to afford proper protect-in
The truth of thcc aNScrtions
can he established 1 proper inquiry.
The people of ashington. apart from
the r natural interest m seeing a gov
ernment institution properlv managed,
are oncerned in a mTC serious phisc
of the situation
It wuld be worth while to discover
vv'rv thtc criminal insane arc sent to
Wash'igTon Ur lute ha- been super
intendent ot the asvhim for 'even or
cicht ' r ar. during whuli tunc the build-
ing -n which thc-c people have been j
ci fined ha according to hi own ad-i
rr" -!! been nnu rirnH- unfit for the'
P'jT to whic'i it wa devoted Not 'that Mav i is to be the limit of the
on'' t'.en hac the criminal insane been j President" patience and that intcrven-inprr),rj-p
hoii-cd. but the gov emment j tion will result if peace is not restored
rw be-n put to great expense in paving in Mexico bv that time is not to be
their transportation expenses, including
the eovt of bringing to Washington and
send ng back again the acccmpanving
It would not be difficult for the gov
ernment to maintain at Fort Leaven
worth and at Atlanta a hospital ad
junct to the penitentiarv. where the
cnifnal insane could be kept under
proper surveillance and care There is
no excuse that these institutions arc not
well guarded They are equipped with
a vigilant patrol, and there is no evasion
ot responsibility when an escape occurs
It is certainlv an injustice to the Na
tional Capital to send desperate crimi
nals here, where circumstances are such
that thev can attack their guards, suc
cessfully conspire among themselves,
and in other ways laugh their keepers to
If present conditions are to continue,
the criminal insane should not be
br. ught to Washington They should
be kept in institutions where their safe
keeping is not a matter of doubt
Neither Mexico nor Japan Firms to
have heard a word abort th.it much-tn'ked-of
treaty between them.
Proper Official Activity.
District government official.: who have
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especial administration , the matter of
enforcing laws relating to protection
from fire arc showing commendable
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activitv Let us he thankful that thc i
J .
sptK to iheir endeavor is a tragedy in
New ork and net in Washington
While it is true that conditions here '
arc not hkch to result in an appalling
holocaust, the fact remains that thc laws
ought to be rigidly and honestly en
forced Every building where human
bengs congregate should be equipped
with every modern safeguard for thc
protection o'f life, and this should be
the cae without regard to personal feel
ing The District offic-als have a duty
to perform, and no laxity on their pirt
will be pardoned
It is none too early for thc authorities
to institute a thorough investigation.
Thev have had a warning vvhtch they
-cannot disregard
A good many praetlre tne Golden Rule
Merely as a gilded bluff
The South Forging Ahead.
The consolidation of a number of cot
ton mills in South Carolina under one
corporation, with a capital of $12,000,000,
marks n nrnrrrssiA ct tr tli 4rtrr
, , . ,'
ment of cotton manufacturing in the ,
South. The industry began in a small j
way, mostlv with Northern capital, in I
building nulls of moderate capacity on
favorable water-power sites These
were equipped for making thc coarser
and cheaper goods in which the material
and its transportation were important
items of cost and highly skilled labor
was not required These mills have
multiplied in number and increased in
size, although the industry has been
handicapped by a lack of the economy
and efficiency of management that goes
with production upon a large scale.
It is the evident purpose in the larger
organization to get an accession of capi
tal for improvement of plant and ma
chinery and the better handling of ma
terial and supplies and of. finished goods.
Another beneficial result of the larger
production will be greiter diversity in
thc fabrics and improvement in quality.
There is now comparatively little real
competition between the Southern and
Northern mills, on account of the differ
ence in the class of goods produced. In
the South they axe mostly of a quality
adapted to local markets of that section
and places in the West easily reached
by rail.
These consolidations have proceeded
from a combination of the leading stock
holders of the old companies, with a
view to mutual advantage. There is no
promoting or exploiting for incidental
profit in effecting the merger. There
can be no monopoly effect of advancing
prices or enhancing profits unduly.
There is no escape in that industry, even
with the help of the tariff, from domes
tic competition, because manufacturing
establishments are widely distributed
from Maine to Georgia, and the mar
kets arc spread over the whole country.
Tourists who are anxious to get a peep
at the coronation parade in London will
be able to do so for S5. This gives a
chance to the average sightseer.
Why the Army Needs Recruits.
It is but natural that army officers
should take advantage of the present
mancuers to secure recruits, who. if the
truth must be told, are sadly lacking in
our arm-. The enlisted strength of our
actie establishment has been steadily
declining for some time, and recruiting
has been difficult For this reason it is
unnecessary to become excited over the
increased activity in recruiting stations
upon orders from Washington It is not
to be taken as a certain indication as a
contemporary puts it that preparation is
being made for actual fighting in
Wc hae pointed out before that an
increase in the army is inevitable. The
organization, scattered about army posts,
is hardly sufficient to take aire of its
own routine of dtitv And absolutcfv m-
i capable of suppking additional troops
for the Hawaiian posts or for the relief
i of the Philippine forces There is no
more potent lure to enlistment than the
prospect of sonic real fighting, a fact
o often demonstrated as to dispose of
the fallacv that Americans have lost
their fighting spirit
The prediction by the insurrecto junta
taken crKu-l The msurrcctos do not
speak for the United States, and Con
gress, winch begins its session pril
4. will operate as a check on any pos
sibility of inconsiderate action.
One thing for which Texas ought to be
grateful the army crowded the Bailey
episode into the background.
Champ Clark i" stxtv-one, but does not
look it Just wait until he has been
breaker a while
We read that a number of politicians
are going to din'- in a Y M C. A. hall
We'll never again he skeptical
The .lersevite who has been arrested
for biting off his neighbor's ear should
h-ve been tagged and muzzled under the
dog ordinance.
The Filipinos have again demanded
immediate independence. So urgent were
they that they cabled their demand. It
i' presumed that they read Hobson s
speeches on our defensele-is condition.
Some one has advertised for son eats to
ride in airs-hips. It is apples to dough
nuts that the pussy whlh went up with
Prothcr Weliman is not an applicant
srnixcj nT.
The poet rites with the lark and starts to
write of spring.
Describes the sunshine in the park and
a that sm of thinc pirK
Thc "'joshine disappears at noon, white
flakes begin to blow,
. , . . . ..
The poet has to change his tune; insert
a verse on snow
By "'"f" " af "'"S worse.
I'tiiiLu uit jirefcsing crusn
The snow, alike the poet s verse, degen
erates to slush.
.Innt Ahont.
"What's the difference between a hos
pital and a sanatorium?"
"About twenty dollars a week."
In Sunonar.
"Tes, I saw the play."
"The plot is very complicated I dare
say ou were in suspense for a time."
"I was. I thought the woman in front
of m wasn't going to take off her hat,
hut she linallv did."
More I.ibel.
Woman, take her altogether.
Is a puzzlo, that is flat.
Puts a J30 feathfr
On a 43-cent hat.
Spnrrlnr for Time.
"Hubby, you promised me a handsome
spring dress "
"I know I did. but first let's see If we
are going to have a spring "
Alvraya Something;.
"The girls of my daughter's class have
aRreed to graduate in simple gowns "
"That will save you some money on
'our daughter's outfit "
"I'm not DanKing on It. fhe'll probably
want to carry fifty dollars' worth ot
Mildly Interested.
"What was that tiresome old explorer
talking about T' inquired tho languid lady.
"Progressive Patagonia."
"And how do you play It?"
Keeping; Up the Name.
From the Indianarm)l Star.
Champ Clark's selection of Judge
Charles R. Crisp, of Georgia, to be par
liamentary clerk of tho House and his
right-hand man recalls a former Demo
cratic regime in which the namo of Crisp
figured prominently. Thc new appointee
is a son of Speaker Crisp of that period.
His Specialty.
From the Chicago Iitcord-Hcrald.
We once knew a man who could smoke
a cigar for three hours, keeping It lighted
all the time. We don't remember what
elso he was noted, for.
An IirreBtlffation of Conditions Vr-
jrently Demanded.
Prom the Washington Post, .March 3.
Escapes from the Government Hospital
for the Insane have become so frequent
of late that It has become imperative
for Congress to make an early investi
gation of affairs at that institution. The
conditions that permit the violently in
sane, some of them murderers, to go
loose in the surrounding woods and even
in the District are a menace to the com
munity, and the sooner a change is
made the better it will be for all con
cerned. From the Washington Times, March 3S.
Even after discounting the criticism
leveled at tho hospital management,
however, one can hardly escape the belief
that something must be wrong with a
sjstcm which permits the escape of three
criminal, insane patients, and the work
ing out, almost to completon, of a plot
to kill the guards in the insane ward.
It is difficult to understand how half a
dozen lnsano murderers, properly guard
ed, could acquire tho villainous weapons
found In the possession of the plotters.
From tho Washington Times, March 2T.
Just now the general public is intensely
interested in learning whether the insane
hospital has been properly managed.
From the Washington Herald. March. 3.
Tho recent escape of the three inmatAs
of the criminal ward of the Government
Hospital for the Insane should be made
a matter of thorough investigation. It
.s difficult to see how the escape was
accomplished, even though tho guard
was attacked, unless the precautions
against such an occurrence are extremely
faulty The fact that two of the Insane
persons have been recaptured does not
lessen the liability which attaches some
's here for their escape.
From tl-n Indianapolis New.
Another evidence of progress lies in the
fact that tariff revision is coming to bo
, regarded as the band wagon.
Frrro the Kansas C5ty Tiry
Tublic gratitude is duo Judge Carpen
ter, of Chicago, for pulllnc thc plug out
of the immunity of thc bathtub.
rr-m the Sew Tork Etptues Ttlecam.
It is onlv a matter of time when they
will have pistol pockets in thoso harem
Firm top 1iiea:r Rflnrd Hnld.
One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven
men have been indicted in Aaaau
Count j, Ohio, for selling their votes, and
nobodj seems as yet to hive been able
to find out who bought them.
From thp T-cj Timet
A Maiiaehusetts rcientist asyerts that
he has discovered a method for photo
graphing thought. What a moving pic
ture rhow he might get up by exhibiting
what is going on in many Democratic
minds jum now!
From tbn rrrmdex Tnhrme.
The Hooker Washington case Is at least
illustrating In most striking manner the
great value of a good reputation and ot
the possession of loyal friends.
Fmen th Prondcir Jonraal
Another picture for the historic rnint
e' Gov Wilson showing thc chairman of
the Democratic Stat committee the door.
Frrro th Flcnda Timrs-Unirn.
Oh. well, one Wild West show has been
President. Why not let the manager of
oue have a seat in the Senate?
rmra Ov Rwtfon Glohn.
Personallj, we have never grown any
boets or tomatoes equal to tho"o that are
pictured in the seed catalogues, but we
have grown some weeds that seed cata
logue artists would look on with despair
ing admiration.
F-nn the rhiladelnhia Inqmrcr
e read that the old Maine will be
raised in about six weeks The haste that
has marked operations on this work
seems to indicate that there has been
snrne fear that the old vessel might get
rrora thr B-ooLIrn Kajlr.
The boy that Burhank is to grow into a
luxuriant human being will have to be
screened with poultry wire about the time
he begins to look at girls.
Dojr m Star In Snffrnge Play.
From the Nen- Yorl TJim
The Mi-Careme benefit matinee of the
Woman's Political Union, to be given
In the Lvceum Theater, will havp in its
cast of amateuri, and professionals Miss
.lane Austen, distinguished for her years,
character, and social position Miss Aus
ten is a black-and-tan terrier dog be
longing to George Worthington. She is
described as fifteen years old, with an
aristocratic little head, a funny little
tall, and now. In her mature years, a
comfortable broad back like that of a
circus horse
This will be Miss Austen's first ap
pearance on the stage. She will sup
port and will b'e supported In her role
b Mrs John Winters Brannan. who also
will make her first stage appe.irancc.
Illch Prlrcd Fnrii.
From Consular Urport.
The pelt of the pure black fox is the
highest priced fur on the market. The
sum of tlSOn has been paid to a breeder
of black foxes in Prince Edward Island
for one medium-sized flawless skin of ex
ceptional beauty and luster Thc average
prices per pelt, according to color and
quality, run from 5300 to J.7X). The busi
ness of domesticating and breeding foxes
has been carried on In this island for
about twenty years: it Ls now pat. the
experimental stages and promises to
develop Into a paying Industry. In more
than one Instance the proceeds of the
sale of a pure black fox skin has paid
off a farm mortgage.
The .Action ot the Board of Vlaltorn.
Editor The Va."Jiinston Herald.
I read In the morning papers that the
board of visitors of the Government Hos
pital for the Insane held a meeting to
consider charges of mismanagement of
that institution and adopted resolutions
declaring that "In our opinion Dr. Will
iam A. White, superintendent of the hos
rlUl. has Khown exceptional adminis
trative ability." Now, the pending
charges are not only against thc head
of tho institution, but must necessarily
seriously Involve the board of visitors ns
to responsibility and neglect of public
duty. What rlg.it have the members of
the board of visitors, from any stand
point of logic, to exonerate themselves
from alleged charges before they know
what the specific charges are?
Waafainttoc .March X. O, P. XOOS.
The postal and telegrapic department
attached to the British royal house
hold is under the control of a Mr. Hi
ley, who acted for several years as the
court postmaster In the late reign, and
was reappointed by King George. The
headquarters of the court post-office
is at Buckingham Palace, but a tem
porary office is established wherever
the King may be staying:, under the di
rection of Mr. Hlley, who always trav
els with the court.
The post-office at Buckingham Palace
consists of three, large apartments: one
is fitted up as a telegraphic gallery,
another as a sorting-room, and a third
as a general office. There also is a
telephone exchange attached to the
post-office, where three operators are
employed. The letters for the King
and Queen and members of the royal
household are delivered to Bucking
ham Palace from the general post-office
six times a day, the first delivery
being made at 7 o'clock in the morn
ing. The mail, on its arrival at the post
office, is at once sorted (there aro four
sorters on duty throughout the day), and
made up Into separate packets for the
King, Queen, members of the royal fam
ily, resident officials in the household,
and the servants. The wholo mail, by
the way, is carefullv counted before It
is sorted, and the number of letters re -
ceived is entered in a book labeled
-..., .him nic im.fici.i tui un
livery throughout the palace have been
made up. the number of letters in each
packet is counted and entered in a book
labeled "Malts Out," and the numbers
In both books, of course, must be the
As soon as the mails have been sorted
they are given to two of thc palace post
men, who deliver them f their respec
tive departments. The letters for the
King and Queen arc dfllvcrcd to the
equerries' department and are placed m
thc secretaries' rooms hv an equerry.
The letters for members of the house
hold are delivered lo their respective
private rooms, and the letters for the
male servants are delivered to the stew
ard's waiting-room, where they are put
into a large rack, from which they are
taken bv servants between 5.30 and 10 Tfl
a. m and 7 30 and S.30 p m The letters
for the female servants are delivered
to thc heid housekeeper's room, and aro
dealt within the same manner as thc
Utters Tor the male servants.
There are six large mahogany pillar
boes within Buckingham Palace, where
letters can be posted bv members of the
household These boxes are emptied
everv two hours, and the contents made
up Into mail hags at the palace post-
Ai T, h JI ..J . .....
" """"" "' .v "' i "machines as anyfcndv needed. The lat
general post-ofllcc The malls are sent , .. , , . , . . - , .
to the general post-othee six times a dav
All tho King's lette-s. whether on
state or private business, are marked
"official paid," and ncd not be stamped,
neither need any letters on state busi
ness written bv a member of thc house
hold, hut all the private letters of mem
bers nf the household must be stamped
In f'C nsual manner
Apirt from the ordinarv mail business
fho court postmaster receives a consider
able number of dispatches for spcciil de
livers which are not passed through tho
hands of the general post-office. Dis
patches to the ehlef government offices
and to many private Itdividuals are sent
out from Buckingham Palace everv dav.
when tho court 's in residence In London
Theso ,ire deliver d hv one of the four
special messengers attaehed to the court
post-office Two e,f the.e officials deliver
messaces in Iyindon onlv. hut the other
two mn'i be ready to start for nnv part
of the T nited Kingdom at a moment's j
notice Karh of these two alnav3 has
a bag picked readv for traveling
Frgent dispatches for the Continent
a-e sont to the foreign office, whence
the King's messengers are instructed
as to their delivers
ThA telegraphic huslncss passing
through the court post-offire is verv
henv-r. all telegrams for the King are
wired an thev come In from the central
post-office to Buckingham Palace and are
delivered to the King's private secretarv
There are three first-class operatcrs at
Buckingham Palace, who are ahle to
take down dispatrhei in French and Ger
man as well as in Krgllsh.
The bulk of the telegraphic messages
for th King, as a matter of fact, are
sent in code and have to be transcribed
by the operators with the greatest care,
for the least mistake in the wording of
tho transcription might alter tho whole
meaning of the message.
When the King travels anywhere his
suite always Includes the court post
master and two assistants, who make ar
rangements for dealing with tho King's
man matter wnerever his majesty may
... ......... ....r.r, in iurtjr.-ii) tuny 1
stav. All the royal residences are fitted
with a privat9 p-ist-offlce. and served
with telegraphic and telephonic wires, but
when the sov reign becomes a guest at
a private house the King's postmaster
has to arrange to have it connected bv
a temporary wire with tho nearest tele
graph office. 1 ne temporarv wire Is re
moved at the end of the. King's visit.
The telephone department at Bucking
ham Palace also Is under the control of
thc court postmaster There are three
cperators on duty when the King is In
Indon. all of whom cin take messages
in French and German, as well as In
Fngllsh Thc King has certain telephone
privileges, by the way. which nre not
granted to any other person in the king
dom, not even to the Queen or members
cf the royal family. When a call ls
made hv the King, or on behalf of the
King, the required line Is at once cleared
of all other traffic and the royal call is
put through at once If the royal call is
for a number on some London exchange
this privilege is of no speciil benefit, for
thc lines on the London exchanges are
cleared very oulekly In the ordinary way:
but If the King requires to speak to
some one In the provinces or on the Con
tinent the privilege is of Immense ad
vantage For example, say th. King called for
"100 Paris Central " Now there are only
four lines between London and Paris',
and they are usually requisitioned early
in the day by a number of people, chiefly
business men In the "cltv." All the cills
aro put through In the order In which
they come in to the central exchange
Thus, supposing at 11 o'clock there were
fifty callers waiting their turn, it would
be at least two hours before another
caller could be put through, for lie would
have to wait until the fifty calls that
came before his had been cleared. But
directly a call from the King comes In It
Is nut through as soon as the call In
progress Is finished. As the time limit
for a call on thn Paris line Is three min
utes, the King "never Is kept waiting for
a line more than three- minutes at the
outside. FUvNECit.
(Ccirrfciit, 1311. by McGinn) Newspaper Syndicate.)
Advantage Over Others.
Frrm the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Wisconsin legislature has jumped
all over Senator Stephenson for sup
porting Lorimer. Uncle Ike ls eighty-two
and has four' more years to serve, so
he Isn't likely lo be a candidate for re-clccUna.
This Ace la Decadent.
Dr. Harry Pratt Judson, .of Chicago,
declares that the present agc Is the most
decadent in history, with the exception of
tho days Just before . the fall of the
Roman republic and before the French
"It thero is to be social and political
regeneration in our republic," said Dr.
Judson. who was recently, seen at the
New Willard, "It must be by a tre
mendous regeneration of moral ideals.
This may come from many sources, and
yet it Is my personal belief that there
Is no motive so powerful In this direc
tion as what we commonly call the re
ligious motive.
"We recognize to-day four prolific
sources of evil, and from these sources
come the disruptlvo forces which are so
seriously tending to disintegrate the so
ciety of the twentieth century. One of
these is international: It is war.
"Conflicts of physical violence are sim
ply an evidence of barbarism conquered.
They settle no principle and bring In
their train endless evil.
"Another source of endless evil is dis
honesty, permeating public and private
life. Another vital source of Infinite evil
Is drunkenness. People whose chief lov
i In life is conrinir and trurziinr- i a nii.
i lence to themselves and a greater pest!-
lence to tho society in which they live.
A fourth source of infinite evil In every
modern society is impurity of word and
Complete Invention Kot Known.
"Officials of the Pattnt Office here have
time and again cxprcs&ed doubt," said
George F. Hicks, of Chicago, a patent
attorney, who Is at the Raleigh, "as
to whether there Is such a thing as a
completed invention.
"To thc popular mind it would seem."
said he. "as if the sewing machine or
tho steam engine nad been so long sub
jected to the tireless scrutiny of per
sons bent on suggesting an improvement
that perfection woulu have been reached
years ago, and hence that these divisions
of the Patent Office would have found
their occupation gone
"Such, however. Is not the case. As
many fraportant patents are now being
Issued on thc steam engine as at any
time In the history of the office. These
are largely derived from tho applica
tions of the turbine principle, which
opened up an entirely new channel with
almost endless ramifications.
"The sewing machine division is
similarly full of work, although our peo-
'" ' " i to..- U..U a fcu wv,.,.,......
Inventions relate ehifflv to new fields in
factory work or leather and heavy
"The direction of invention thus un
dergoes constant change. Fifteen years
ag it was a difficult administrative
problem to handle the blcvcle inventions
that were pouring in Today an ex
aminer or two easily take care of them."
A Tonncter'i Ready 'Wit.
D- Kdward Bcdloe. popularly known
as Bedloe Bey. diplomat, writer, racon
teur. Chesterfield, and Clover Club wit.
Is never found wanting at giving the
right answer at thc right time and thc
right place.
Sprinting along H street recently with
a bundle ot newspapers under one arm
and with the other doffing his derby to
salutations of his fair friends, he felt
that his purple socks were escaping from
the grarp of a careless garter. The great
and modest Bedloe Bey blushed at thc
embarrassment In store for him. and
Just in time reached a friendly doorstep.
where he adjusted matters. As he was
in a stooping position attending to his
sartorial duties, two men passed, and one
said to the other
"My dear Timothv. right here's a case.
Now let's apply that good rule, and see
If we can't help this old man." coming
to a stop, where our own Bey was mak
ing silent observations on careless gar
"My dear sir, jou seem to be having
trouble In your old age. Is there any
thing we can do for you""
As quick as a flash and without look
ing up thc irrepressible wag said: "When
I left home this morning my grandfather
warned me not to have anv thing to do
with strange men who would accost me
in the street."
Timothy and Josiah. the two good
Samaritans, were nonplussed, and passed
on, somewhat discouraged. The young
doctor, with a sardonic smile illuminating
his classic countenance, proceeded in
. .. . .
KnoaIlsn K"p "'" reposltorlum, where
another batch of clippings relating to the
exploits of "Minister Bedlos" evoked
some unique remarks on his part.
Core for Snnke rtltes.
"In thc North Carolina mountains,
where rattlers arc as plentiful as long
legged natives." said John C. Waters,
of Klkin. N r. at the Rlgs last night,
"a man considers a flask of nmuntaln
dew a necessary companion at all times,
even if he is not an habitual drinker.
"Ixok Into any log 'iut and you will
find, unless the owner n (stakes you for
a revenue officer, at least one keg of
powerful corn whisky, stilled by some
moonshiner back in the woods, u s well
that the whitish beverage is uncommonly
strong, since only a smill quantity has
to be carried about for safeguard against
snake bites
"When a rattler hits you, as the moun
taineer knows, you must drink enough
alcohol to become Intoxicated. As soon
as you feel 'lit, the poison has been
counteracted; If j-ou have not enough
liquor to affect you, the only thing to do
is to He down and say your prayers.
"Tho amount of whisky needed to ofT
hct the poison depends upon the spot
where the snake imbeds its fangs. A
lite on the body In the region near the
heart Is considered so surely fatal that
no amount of spirits can avail, as the
poison has only a brief distance to
travel through the veins before It stops
the heart's beating. If the bite Is on
the leg or arm. however, the whisky has
plenty of time to get In Its work. For
tunately, most bites arc on the limbs.
"The most likely place to encounter a
rattler is beside some rotten log on thc
mountainside, and the climber unex
pectedly puts his hand or foot on thc
creature lying asleep. The reptile,
nwake, will probablv run as fast as he
can to avoid a man; h5 only uses his
fangs when hl3 enemy is too close to be
New riacc for Necklace.
From the Chlcisn Inter Oreao.
On receipt of a tip that a woman was
smuggling a necklace, the New York cus
toms officers competlcd her to disrobe,
even to the taking oft of her stockings.
Is that where necklaces arc to be worn
with the harem skirt?
Eepresentative Taylor Makes
Snggestion to Leaders.
A proposal for a new committee of the
House to deal with matters affecting thc
Panama Canal has been made to the
Democratic committee on committees by
Representativc B. T. Taylor, of Colorado.
It has been agreed that Mr. Taylor shall
appear before both the committee on
committees and thc Committee on Rules
in advocacy of thc plan
The Senate has a Committee on Oceanic
Canals, which keeps an eye generally on
the Panama waterway No auxiliary
body of the House, beyond the Committee
on Appropriations, has dealt with the
Panama Canal since the inception of the
project It Is contended that there are
many phases of thc undertaking besides
the appropriations for construction and
maintenance which shor'lv will need at
tention, such as the determination of toll
rates and the Installation of a perma
nent labor force, whkh the Committee
en Appropriations will not have time
lo take up.
Representative Taylor calls attention
tc the fact that Col. Goethals has given
warning that it Is Imperative for thc
shipping of thc world to know thc rates
of toil at Panama at least eighteen
months in advance of the opening of the
canal. In order that a proper adjustment
of business affected by those rates may
be made.
Although there is among the commit
tees of the House a Committee on Rail
ways and Canals, it is asserted that
matters affecting the Panama Canal
would not properly como before it. inas
much as that body is snpposed to deal
with inland canals operated In connection
with thc railroads
Parliamentarians Are Called
In for Conference.
Thc new Rules Committee of the House
of Representatives, of which Mr Henry,
of Texas, Is chairman, yesterday held
the first of a series of meetings which
will continue until the extra session con
venes a week from to-day, and which
have for their objtct the obtaining of
sufficient information upon which an In
telligent revision of the rules of the body
for the fcixty-recond Congress may be
Representative Champ Clark, of Mis
souri, the Speaker-to-be. and Charles F
Crisp, jr , of Georgia, parliamentarian of
tho next HouhC and son of the late
Speaker Crisp, were heard by Mr Henrj
and his associates vesterday. Through
out the rest of the week other Democrats
who are considered or who consider
themhclven parliamentarians and rules
experts will be heard
Kver since the members of thc Rules
Committee were selected bv the Demo
cratic Ways and Means members, wno
are acting as a committee on committees,
they have been making a careful com
parative studv of the rules of the Demo
cratic House in thc Fiftj -third Congress,
under Crisp, and of the rules of the Re
publican Houve in the Sixtv-flrst Congress,
under Cannon Some of them have con
fided privately to their friends their as
tonishment at the remarkable similarity
between thc rules in these two Con
Pator Object to rtrlghnm Tonne
DewlgTi on Sliver.
Thc Pastors' Federation of Washing
ton, at a meeting In the Y M C. A
Building jesterday, decided to appeal. If
necessary, to President Taft to prevent
tho acceptance of a silver service do
nated by thc State of Utah to the battle
ship Utah, unless a figure of Brigham
Young is omitted from a large coffee
tra. which is one of the most con
spicuous of the pieces.
Women of Salt Lake started a protest
against the design, and it reached Wash
ington. Mrs. S. H. Owen, of Salt Lake,
tho leader in women's clubs, came on to
Washington to lead the protest, and she
was present in the pastors' meeting jes
terday. Dr. Wallace Radcliffe, pastor of the
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church,
after denouncing Brigham Young as "a
traitor and a heathen," submitted a pro
test, which was adopted, and which calls
on thc Secretary of the Navy to reject
the piece in the silver service that con
tains Young's figure
North Capitol Street Citizens "Would
Have n liars Preserved.
The North Capitol Street and Kcklngton
Citizens' Association, last night, adopted a
resolution to ask the Secretary of War
to appeal to Congress for an appropria
tion to be used for the preservation of
the columns which have been taken
from thc Treasury, and arc now lying
In Potomac Park.
It Is the desire of the association to
have these columns erected in Potomac
Park, or in some other suitable place
where their beauty will bo appreciated
They claim these columns are entitled to
preservation on account of their historic
value to the United States.
Whether a passenger has the right to
carry a bulky package on the rear plat
form of a street car was discussed, and
referred to the committee on railways.
Belter Car Service Wanted.
At a meeting of the transportation and
freight committee of the Washington
Chamber of Commerce last night a peti
tion from the Citizens' Association of
Ivy City. D. C. requesting thc commit
tee to use Its Influence to induce the
Capital Traction Companv to extend its
railway line north in West Virginia ave
nue northeast to Ivy City, and probably
to two other suburb., was presented.
HENRY CLEWS, the banker, was born In England and was educated for
tho ministry.
Rev. HENRr S, VAN DYKE has a fad for collecting books on Eng
lish poetry.
Mrs. JAMES BROWN POTTER, the actress, cultivates her own flower
garden. She wa3 born in New Orleans and her maiden name was
President M. W. STRYKER. of Hamilton College, plays tennis and is fond
of Ashing.
ROBERT H1CHENS. the novelist, studied music for many years and has
composed numerous songs and lyrics.
CHARLES G. D. ROBERTS, the poet and naturalist, makes a canoe Jour
ney every summer.
Crack Horses to Perform at
Show in May.
Washingtonians will see the horses
which aro to uphold the equine honor
of the United States at the International
Olympia Horse Show at London next
June, for they are all to bo entered in
the National Capital Horse Show, to
be held May 4. 5. and 6.
The Duke of Ashley. Justine. Timber-
lost, Tampico. Tony Lacs. Knight of El
way, Quandary, and Chlswell arc tho
horses, the finest military Jumpers that
the country breeds. They are to be en
tered In the jumping class at London in
an attempt to win the icing's Cnp for tho
United States government. The cup Is
valued at CZOQ.
The National Capital Horse Show has
recruited two more powerful champions
In tho persons of William Hltt and
Joseph Leitcr. Both of these men are
advocating an increased guarantee fund.
At present thc promoters are raising a
fund of U5.C00 from among Washington
capitalists and business men.
Urge Enactment of Increased
Representation Law.
Democrats of thc House are Becomlnff
impressed with tho helplessness of
Champ Clark and the entire House dele
gation from Missouri in the event of thn
passage of a reapportionment bill cutting;
down the representation of that State.
Unless the House is increased In member
ship tho new Speaker and ail of his
colleagues will find themselves without
districts and floating about as Congress
men at large, according to the belief ot
tho Democrats, for it is understood thrt
Republican governor stands ready to veto
any measure changing the State's dis
tricts. Missouri stands a chance of losing a
Congressman, according to the last cen
sus, unles3 the 423-member reapportion
ment bill Ls passed. Gov. Hadley as
serts that ho will veto any redlstrictlnff
bill passed bv the legislature and as
sume what he believes to be his power to
designate the Congressional districts
himself and to the satisfaction of tho Re
publicans. The Democrats contend that, under tho
State, statute, the governor's veto would
simply create Congressmen at large out
of the entire delegation. The Missourians
accordingly are urging their colleagues in
the House to support the measure in
creasing the House, membership which
passed that body at the last session.
Dies Honr Before Long Fight
in Conrts Is "Won.
New York. March Zl. Death came to
Rev. Vt. WlUiam N. Ackley. for many
years pastor of St, Andrew's Protestant
Episcopal Church in Bay Ridge, to-day al
most at the moment of his final triumph
over thc vestrymen who had been war
ring against him for months.
Rev. Dr. Ackley died at his home at
KM Forty-seventh street. Just an hour
before Justice Marean. in the Brooklyn
Supreme Court, issued an injunction for
ever restraining tho vestrymen from in
terfering with the pastor. Tho cause of
death was given by tho surgeons as a
complication of diseases, but those famil
iar with the aged pastor's struggles say
he succumbed to a broken heart.
Despite his seventy years. Rev. Dr.
Ackley proved his extraordinary activ
ity by winning a sensational fight against
the officers of his church, who had locked
the doors to his pulpit and had an
nounced that they had discharged him.
Dr. Ackley rallied to his support the
congregation over which he had presided
for fourteen years, and when the vestry
men sought to carry their grievance to
Bishop Burgess thc congregation stood
by their pastor. The bishop stoutly up
held the minister
Next, the vestrymen locked Dr. Ackley
out of the church, but the congregation
secured an injunction from Justice Gar-
retson, in thc Supreme Court, to permit
the aged pastor to occupy his pulpit. In
December last an election was held at
v hlch vestrymen favorable to Dr. Ackley
were chosen, but these were not enough
to overrule the hostile majority, which
then attacked the election as "worse
than any Tammany Hall has held in
j cars.'
Jiixtn C. Straw-bridge Dead.
Philadelphia. March 27. Justus C
Stravvbridge, one of the founders of tho
lirm of Straw bridge & Clothier, died to
day at his winter home, near Thomas-
ville. Ga. In 1006 Mr. Strawbrldgo was
seriously injured in an automobllo acci
dent in France, and he never recovered
fully from Its effects. Eleven vcars ago
he retired from active participation In
thc affairs of his firm and turned his
interests over to his three sons Fred
erick H-. Robert R., and Francis R..
who. with his widow and another son.
W. J., survive him.
Car Victim SeeUa Damnsri,
John Colman yesterday filed suit against
the Washington Railwiv and Electric
C'cmpany for $10,000 damages. Colman
alleges that while attempting to board a
car on January 13 last at C street and
Delaware avenue the car suddenly start
ed, throwing him to the ground and In
juring him seriously and permanently.
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