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WEDNESDAY. MAY 24. 1911.
A Good Use for Idle Funds.
The proposition to establish a home
for aged and infinn colored people with
the funds now lying idle in the Treas
ury in connection with the Freedman's
Bureau is one deserving the serious
consideration of Congress.
This money, amounting to $300,000,
represents amounts which should have
been delivered to deserving colored
persons fcr pay, bounties, and prize
moneys, but which could not be paid
owing to the impossibility of locating
the beneficiaries. Many efforts, have
been made in the past to secure the
assent of Congress to the use of this
money for the purpose named, and al
though many faorable reports have
been made, the necessary legislation has
never been enacted.
There is no doubt, however, as one
of the Congressional reports stated,
that if the funds can be thus used it
would only be giving the colored people
the benefit and use of money that right
fully belongs to them and which would
otherwise lie idle in the Treasury. The
establishment of a home for colored
people in Washington would in some
measure compensate them for the long
years of deprivation which they have
As a result cf a family shuffle, an
American the other day in Paris mar
ried the divorced wife of his brother-in-law.
and his former wife was married
to his brother We hope they will lind
their way out of the tangle.
Cause and Effect.
The relation between cause and ef
fect is not of so abstruse a nature as
to be beyond the comprehension cf all
classes of a community. Thus, the in
habitants of our cities arc beginning to
realize that the pulling of the trigger
of a firearm is followed by an explo
sion, while the residents of the rural
districts have a perfect, though con
fused, familiamv with the fact, that
any sudden application of force to a
mule's heels is certain to set the ma
chinery in action. This, too, despite
the fact that in many cases the gun
was not thought to be loaded and that
the mule is popularly supposed to be
long to a farmer; that while it may be
too innocent for coquetry, it certainly is
not too fond for idle scorning.
Such being the case, we at times
wonder why it is that the citizens of
Washington have not learned from
practical experience the source of their
intermittent civic ills, and have not ap
parently realized that when the Con
gressional cat is away is the very time
that the corporate mouse is found to
play. And this is not the fault of the
Commissioners of the District. They
have given us alwajs an administration
that was free from graft and corrup
tion and absolutely independent of ward
politics. Nor can the blame be laid to
our local Chamber of Commerce or
Board of Trade or any lack of interest
on their part Competent as these as
sociations undoubtedly are, the fact re
mains that the variation of the com
pass o'f our public comforts and neces
sities is as great as was that of the
disposition of the classical little girl
who was possessed of the curl that we
are told hung down on her forehead.
For when Congress is in session it
is very, very good, and when it is not,
it is horrid. When the flags over the
House and Senate are flying in plain
view, the gas burns bright in our old
Southern home and the electric cars
run on schedule time. Even if that
pathetic and broken-down reminiscence
of a by-goce time the herdic coach
goes ambling around at its own sweet
and wheezy will, it only happens once
or twice a day and is but the exception
that proves the rule. The streets, too.
are often swept, and the horn of the
ashman, like the voice of the turtle, is
loud in the land.
For Congress is the money, and, like
it, makes the mare of all the various
chartered corporations "go," while the
fall of the Congressional gavel is the
dull thud that echoes through deserted
streets and empty boarding-houses.
For then the curtain has been rung
downj the seats o'f the mighty are emp
ty, and the whole theater is plunged in
a gloom that will last until another sea
son til! Congress is again in flower.
But as it is not a los cause, but only
that the effect may linger until we re
ceive the blessing of the -public utili
ties commission that we earnestly pray
may soon be amongst us and remain
with us always.
All honest thieves should ostracize the
pickpocket who took money from an
armless man in Brooklyn the other day.
Gould's Faith in Virginia.
The fact that Frank J. Gould has in
vested millions in traction and water
power interests in Virginia gives evi
dence of his great faith in the devel
opment of that Commonwealth.
He will find that his faith is not
Virginia has grown steadily in ma
terial prosperity. Its people are .realiz
ing the great possibilities which lie at
their very doors. They arc energet
ically and wisely developing their re
sources. At the same time, they are not
confining their efforts entirely to ma
terial ' things. Progress along educa
tional lines has been steady, and splen
did work has also been done in build
ing charitable institutions.
Above all, the people of Virginia
have been wise in their selection of
officials. Their governors and legisla
tors, while alert to the welfare of the
citizens, have not been radical and have
not frightened off legitimate investors
by confiscatory legislation. The affairs
o'f the State have been so well man
aged that persons who come within its
borders have no fear for the future.
Virginia always was a great State.
It is destined to be greater than ever.
Some diaries are books in which people
write all the lies they tell thembelves.
The Question of Free Wool.
It is a perplexing problem which con
fronts the Democrats in the matter of
a tariff on wool. For years in the dis
cussion of the tariff question they have
been advocating the free admission of
raw wool, and now, when they are in
control of the House and are framing
tariff measures they find that unless
they place a tariff on raw wool they
will make serious inroads upon the Fed
From the present outlook, they will
be compelled to agree to a duty on
raw wool ranging from 20 to 30 per
cent, according to classification In
taking this action, however, they will
encounter the opposition of Mr. Bryan,
who is now, as in the past, an earnest
advocate of free wool. In a recent issue
of the Commoner he declared that if
there were Democratic protectionists
who favored a duty on raw wool they
should be brought to light and combated
as soon as possible.
"Without free wool tariff reform will
not amount to much," he declared, and
there is no doubt that a very large
number of the Democrats in the House
agree with him in this proposition.
With Mr. Bryan and the Democratic
platforms on the one side and the pos
sible loss of $21,000,000 in revenue on
the other the Democratic leaders in the
House are in a sd quandary. Up to
the present time they hae managed
to act in harmony in their management
of affairs in the lower branch of Con
gress, but when the question comes up
in caucus they will be fortunate if they
can avoid a serious division in their
Now is the time to agitate for a safe
and sane summer
The Recall of the Judiciary.
The House of Representatives has
gone upon record as antagonistic to the
proposition to recall judges. It has pro
posed to the people of Arizona, in con
nection with the resolution which ad
mits Arizona and New Mexico to State
hood, an amendment to the Arizona
constitution which eliminates the recall
of the judiciary of the new State by a
popular vote. While it is not manda
tory upon the citizens of Arizona to
adopt this amendment, the general be
lief is that the evident desire of Con
gress in the matter will be accepted.
Whatever may be said as to the ad
vantage of the recall in relation to State
and municipal officials, there is no
question that the sentiment of the coun
try does not as yet approve the applica
tion of the principle to the judiciary.
There is an almost universal feeling
that the judges ought not to be subject
to popular whim, and that, above all,
they should not be embarrassed in the
performance of their duty by a fear
of being disturbed in their positions
This confidence in the courts is due
to the fact that the judiciary o'f the
country have, with rare exceptions,
been faithful to the trust reposed in
them. The courts have been almost
wholly free from scandal, and there is
ample foundation for believing that th
system which has' worked so admirably
in the past will continue to be worthy
of the faijh of the entire people.
A contemporary out West calls the
governor of New- Jersey "Would-run"
Old Emperor Meneltk of Abyssinia has
The "sole" aim of the shoe trust is to
set the "upper" hand.
Thero Is one passage In" the Standard
OI( decision to which members of Con
gress will do well to give particular at
tention. It says: "If the distinction be
tween reasonable and unreasonable re
straint of trade were not drawn, it might
ba necessary to Invalidate the entire
Tour good Judgment avails you nothing
unless you have confidence In It
-Theae ara the dayato baUarajtai jtfc
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
WARM WEATHER POETRY.
When it la hot bards yelp a lot
And sadly bleat.
Write many lines made up of whines
About the heat.
TIs not yet June, but will bo soon.
And then July.
The bard will droop within his coop
And nearly die.
'Tis almost time for wilted rhyme,
So here I sit
And shade and trim this sad prelim
Needed a Change.
"Why did you change physicians?"
"I read all the books the other doctor
had in his waiting-room."
"Well, I havo been elected mayor."
"The head of a municipality is con
fronted with many problems."
"Just so, and the main, one is how to
make the ofnecs go 'round."
"Once, In London, I saw a real live
prince board a street car."
"Did the end-seat hog move over?"
"I'm looking for a spot that's cool
Where there is shade
And I can loaf beside a pool
A Difficult Customer.
"That woman is very hard to wait on."
"She doesn't know what she wants, yet
insists on asking for it."
In Hie Mountains..
"How is the iew at Skyhigh Park?"
"It was lino last summer. You could
sec an heiress in any direction you
Well. son. what have you learned at
college? Can you reconstruct a masto
don?" 'Shucks, dad, I can do better than that.
I can put together an automobile."
From the Kansas City Star.
It is hoped yesterday's cool wave win
not reach Washington. Scorching
weather in the Capital means an early
adjournment of Congress.
From the Detroit Frro 1'reis.
President Taft has told what he thinks
of snobs in clubs. It goes also for snobs
outside of clubs.
From tho Kansas City Journal.
Uncle Sam is trying the recall on his
From tho Ohio State Journal.
Whitelaw Reid will feel that his diplo
matic career 1ms been a failure if it
turns out that John Hays Hammond suc
ceeds In wearing a couple moro fancy
waistcoats at the coronation ceremonies
than he does.
From tho Pittsburg rest.
With a ton of ice under his chair.
President Taft can look down the Avenue
and laugh at Congress.
From the Salt Lake Tribune
A recent visitor to Wahhincton City
declares that he saw piled careless, onu
on top of the other, in a room which
is far from fireproof, in the State, Wa,
and Navy department, precious urchives
whose destruction would be a public
calamity. They comprise, among other
documents, the petition which Benjamin
Franklin tried to present to George III,
the treaties of peace of the Revolution
ary war. the war 01 isii', tne war witn
Spain, the emancipation proclamation.
and numerous other treasures.
From the Ilaltimoro Anuncau.
The President is being offered so many
summer homes that if he accepts them all
life will be for him und his family one
long, sweet move.
Just Following dolt.
From tho New Orleaus Timo-Dtuxucrat.
In spite of Gov. Harmon's pleadings,
the Ohio State senate seems determined
to shape its conduct upon the unpopular
model provided by the national Senate.
Kept On Firing Line.
From O10 ltutto Mir.tr.
It is noticed that those who have been
shouting the loudest for intervention In
Mexico are not displaying any desire to
go on tho firing line.
Smell of Corruption.
From the Louisville Cuuntr-Journal.
They may give those Ohio senators an
Immunity bath if they will, but the smell
of corruption will stlok with them still.
John Wanamaker'a Little Joke.
Fran tho Kansas City Star.
John Wanamakcr, the big merchant,
believes that tho Irish, as a race, have
excellent memories, saya tho Popular
Magazine, and to back up his opinion
he tells a story as it was related to him
by a man from the. Emerald .Isle. Pat
was working in the garden when Satan
popped Into view, appearing suddenly and
mysteriously from, behind a rose bush.
"Good morning," said Satan. "The same
to you," replied Pat. Satan, evidently
deoiding that this was not a propitious
time to capture Pat's soul, asked a ques
tion merely for the purpose of making
conversation. "How do you like eggs?"
he inquired. "Very much." answered
Pat. Satan then disappeared. Four years
later the Irishman was again working In
the garden, when Satan made another
phenomenal appearance and began a
question: "How " "Fried." said Pat,
without a moment's hesitation.
Loudon Dousta of Shortest Street.
From tho London Chronicle.
If Chicago can claim the longest street
In the world, London can claim tho short
est. This Is Mansion House street. City,
a fow yards long. In the London direc
tory it figures as "Mansion House street,
opposite the Mansion House," and the
single address given Is that of tho Equi
table Assurance Company. Though tho
shortest, however, it is one of the busiest
streets in the busiest city in the world,
for through It, for twelve hours a day,
pours an endless stream of traffic from
Cheapside, Threadneedlfe street, Cornhlll,
Lombard street. King William street, and
Queen Victoria street.
A Horrible Example.
From tba Dctrrcr Republican.
Mr. Jeffries has gone to Europe, prob
ably to furnish foreigners wit.ii an Idea
of the deadly work. erf the Black Hand
home News while away
To beep 1 teach with hfm
aeira. Waahlsjsrfaataaa leavtas; tfc
city skoal d met (an to kara Tka
Waanlajcto Herald audi tm
theavrlt wl fee at praaptlr.
aaa addresses aaay a ehaasjed aa
oftea aa desired without latr
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The "command'1 performance on May
17 at Drury Lane Theater. In London, In
honor of the German Emperor and his
Empress was a scene of unsurpassed
brilliancy indeed. The decorations were
very elaborate and costly and were kept
Intact to give those a chance to see and
admire them who could not be present
on tho gala night. Kaiser Wilhelm and
Empress Augusta Victoria, with several
members of the royal family, shared tho
spacious royal box with King George and
Queen Mary. The house was filled to the
last seat, and desirable boxes brought
fabulous prices. Tho performance was
under the direction of Sir Squire Ban
croft, whllo Mr. Seynour Lucas, R. A.,
and other eminent artists designed and
painted tho scenery. The scene of Sir
John Vesey's drawing-room was done
altogether In the Adams style, with real
paneling on the walls and the double,
doors. Ceilings and friezes were built
solidly, supported upon mahogany
columns tipped with gold at crown and
base. (This scene stands for two entire
The celebrated club scene was a special
attraction, affording the unusual spec
tacle of some fifty actors, every one of
them a star, grouped In tho clubroom
as "supers." For that scene. In which
the decorations were of the Corinthian
period, a mueslvo superstructure was
supported on Corinthian columns and
pilasters. From the main card room a
vestibule led to the first floor landing of
the clubhouse, giving access to a smaller
card room with heavy vvlr.aows, screened
with thick curtains.
Being a night bcene. it was lighted en
tirely by candles, held in a couple of
massive glass chandeliers. The costumes
faithfully represented the dress of the
period of tho play. Most of the men
wore corsets, and the tiousers. In strong
contrast to those of to-day, were cut
straight and tightly strapped down be
neath tho boots. Fobs and side-whiskers
vvero affected by tho actors.
Of femlnlno costumes of that day the
audience saw ivtry variety. While the
men eschewed the "Piccadilly weepers,"
tho ladles wore the crinoline. Pointed
bodices and full-flounced dresses were
worn und the llttie poke bonnet, usually
associated with the early Victorian and
pre-Victorian days, figured prominently.
Ono of the chief features of the decora
tion of tho auditorium was furnished by
tlie collaboration of Col. Sir William
Carrlngton, keeper of the King's privy
Great sheaves of tulips of every ob
tainable variety ornamented tho front
of the boxes, connected by graceful fes
toons, and the whole set off by a back
ground of white velvet with old gold
embroidery Each group of tullp3 was
supported by a beautifully designed gold
holder projecting1 from the boxes. In
every box had been pjaced three bouquets
of choice carnations, with streamers ap
propriate to the occasion. Out of com
pliment to King George, who has a de
cided preference for small bouquets, these
The stage was veiled by the old green
baize curtains, which have been out of
use since Sir Henry Irving's Lyceum
days. When these cumins were down
the special surprise awaited the audience
cf a tableau of Britannia, thrown upou
them by electric light In colors.
Mrs. Whitelaw Rcid. the wife of the
American Ambassador, recently Inaugu
rated the new club of American women
in London, the membership of which is
restricted to Americans either by birth
cr marriage. Mrs. Rcid is the honorary
president of the society and has taken
gteat Interest in Its welfare, while she
has been the moving spirit In finding a
permanent home for the club at SI South
After formally opening the club. Mrs.
Reid was presented with a quantity of
beautiful flowers, mounted upon a fahep
l'.erd's crook and tied with pink and blue
ribbons, by little Miss Brukewich. whose
mother acted as chairman of the rccep
1 Mrs Comyncs. the active president of
the new society, was unable to be pres
ent, having met with an accident while
out motoring. Her place was taken by
Mrs Hooker, who thanked Mrs. Reid for
her presence and afterward escorted her
to tea In the capacious dining-room.
The reception rooms were crowded with
Americans, among those present being
Mrs. Ronalds, Lady Lester-Kaye, Lady
Gilbert Parker, Mrs. Frank Mackay, Mrs.
Grtfiin, Mrs. Alec Tweedle, and Mrs.
William Phillips, the wife of the first
secretary of the United States Embassy.
It Is a matter of history that Queen
Victoria's coronation was one of the big
gest muddles on record. Nobody seemed
to know what to do or how to do Jt,
least of all the girl Queen, and that
perplexity perhaps made her determine
to have no repotltlon of such a fiasco on
the occasion of any other public func
tion. This determination has becomo a
tradition, and the recent visit of King
George and Queen Mary to Westminster
Abboy to inspect the arrangements ana
talk over future plans was an Indication
of the extreme care which Is exercised
by the chief actors In the approaching
drama of the empire.
There must be no hitch, such as King
George IV experienced when his particu
larly smart-looking coronation clothes
would not fit. How mad that royal
dandy must have been! Everything Is
rehearsed down to tho minutest detail;
und before tho great day every soldier,
sailor, policeman, doorkeeper, scullery
maid, and stable-boy will know what his
or her plooe Is, equally with the lord
chamberlain, the Archbishop of Canter
bun', and the King's champion.
Even the cream ponies will know their
duty, and probably do it well. An amus
ing sight may be seen by the privileged
visitor any morning Jf he enters the
courtyard of the Royal Mews. He will
bo amazed to see the "lacred" steeds
probably drawing a furnltur-van loaded
with all sorts of make-weight, and n
horde, of laughing, capering children
wagging flags In their faces and kicking
up a prodigious din with kettle-drums,
while the grooms who bestride them as
postillions are probably beating huge
drums at the same time In imitation of
Even cream horses can stand any kind
of noise after a dally rehearsal like this.
Nothing short of an earthquake, a water
spout, or an avalanche would upset their
eauanimlty. and these things ara not
common In Whitehall and the Mall.
But this is only preliminary to going
dally over the actual route. Harnessed
to a van, they go In the oarly morning
a half-down tiroes over the actual routo
cf tne coronation procession, and are
especially tried and tested at the corners.
It Is very unlikely, therefore, that they
will "bolt" with the King and Queen on
Coronation Day. FLANEUR,
(Copyright. 1U, by Court Gossip Syndicate.)
Sure Sterna of tbe DUeaae.
From the Omaha Bee.
Dr. Wilson has one attribute common
to all Presidential aspirants he staggers
In astonishment when asked about hla
candidacy, exclaiming in surprise:
"Really, J had. not tnqug-ht about the
gsife Under Qld Glery.
From th Dallas Knr.
Bona of" thaae 'caoltaliata. who have
bean saaataa-'tareua-h Testa ta order to
tavaat taJriMr J.Ja1e probably
"FAITH Hi HABXHTD.'
People Who Are Helped Are
Foraetfol or Ungrateful.
Editor The Waihlnston Herald;
Your editorial to-day, "Faith In Man
kind." surprises me not a little. You
mention as remarkable the receipt by the
Board of Charities of two dollars, a loan
to some man for transportation. The In
stance Is commented upon at some length,
and your closing paragraph contains the
following: "While It is true that It Is
only on very rare occasions that the
Board of Charities ever hears from those
whom It aids, yet this action must
strengthen tho faith of the charity of
ficials In human nature." Such has not
been my experience, Every loan I make
to a wage-earner Is not returned, but
a largo percentage Is. Recently a young
man handed me $23. I had loaned him
this sum five years beforo at tho
time of his father's death. Ho supports
four sisters and brothers. One's faith
In man's honesty Is shattered hlcher ud
on tho social ladder than the rung upou
wmen tno wage-earner stands. The fol
lowing may prove of Interest:
A laboring man and little child boarded
a train near Buffalo, N. Y.. upon wblcu
my son was traveling. The man had
found work, but had had nothlmr to eat
all day. Ho asked the loan of a quarter
and address in order to return the moncj.
uiy cents was given. At the end of
two weeks my eon received a coin Im
bedded in a blotter and covered with
celluloid upon which was neatly writ
ten: "Kindly rccelvo my thanks and that
harmony, peace, and prosperity is al
ways yours." On the reverse side:
"That the motto over the Liberty head
be your always."
M.UWJAKKT DO PONT LEE.
KcmiCT Boonck Memorial. 1075 Jefftrsou street.
Grorcotown, May 22.
CHUHCH ADVERTISING PAYS.
Another Montclnlr ConKrcicatlon
Uses Dig Spucc nnd Display Type.
Frum the New York Tribune.
Montclalr. N J., May 22. Another
church has been added to those In Mont
clalr tli t believe In advertising to pro
mote attendance. Tho latest to use the
columns of the newspapers to boom lt
aelf Is the Cedar Avenue Church. It is
of tho Presbyterian denomination and
ono of the smallest In the town. The con
gregation, through Its trustees, uses a
ten-Inch triple-column advertisement to
attract attention to its services. The ad
vertisement is illustrated with cuts ot
the church and the manse. The Rev.
Thomas Morgan la the pastor.
The congregation has arranged to build
a new and larger church, and expects
that newspaper advertising will aid in
increasing Its membership. Unity Church
recently caused a stir by advertising In
the Sunday papers, using large space and
large display type. Tho First Congrega
tional Church aiso uses display adver
tisements in tho newspapers to announce
Its special services and (speakers.
The trustees of ono of the churches
that have gone In for display advertis
ing in the newspapers say the Increase
In the plate collections of the Sunday
services alone exceeds the cost or ad
vertising, and a number of new members
navo been enrolled through the same
DUE PROCESS OF LAW.
Iloune DM n Good TliInK In Ordering
r.O,000 CopIeH of OH Decision.
From the Philadelphia Public Lcdgrr.
Tho House of Representatives did a
good thing In ordering a special edition
of 50.CCO copies of the opinion of tho Su
preme Court In the Standard OH case.
After tho members of Congress and other
excited persons have read the opinion and
its accompanying decrees, they will won
der what It was that threw them Into
buch alarm. It is apparent that most of
them have read no more than the dis
senting opinion, which "reads Into" the
opinion of the court what they will not
find there themselves.
When they have quieted down they will
recognize that the court has read noth
ing into the statute that Is not there, and
that any new words they propose to put
Into It would not In any way affect the
application of the argument. The moro
inclusive the statute bo made, the moro
necessary It must bo to Interpret and ap
ply It by the rule of reason." This is
all that the Supremo Court Intends.
The temporary hysteria at Washington
will soon subside, and the anti-trust act.
newly vivified, will work Itself Into ra
tional application. Just as other regula
tory laws have done, till they have past
ed out of controversy Into general ac
ceptance. That Is tho great merit of our
constitutional Bystem. that the legisla
tive will of the nation gets Itself finally
expressed and enforced, not by violent
and arbitrary statutes, but by the grad
ual and orderly development legislative,
executive, and Judicial that constitutes
"due process of law."
' A Mongrel Julep.
From tho Philadelphia IUcord.
"A mint Julep," says the Baltimore Sun,
"when unadorned with pineapple, sliced
orange, a hunk of banana, and an alleged
strawberry, Is adorned the most." Any
Texan will tell you that a mint julep so
adorned Is no mint Julep at all. It's a
CURIOUS BITS OF HISTORY
By W. A. MAOY.
BRILLIANT INDIAN MILITARY
At one time during the Black
Hawk war a detachment of United
States troops under tho command
of Lieut. Jefferson Davis, after
ward President of the Southern
Confedracy, whllo pursuing the
Indians came up to them on the
bank of the Wisconsin River.
Hero the Indians mado a stand,
and fought with such desperation
that they held the troops In
check. While tho fighting was
going on the squaws tore bark
from the trees and made little
shallops. In which they floated
their pnppooses and other be
longings across to an Island In
the river, also swimming over
their ppnles. As soon as this
was done halt tho Indian warriors
plunged In and swam across, each
holding his gun above his head
with one ""hand and swimming
with tho other. As Boon as they
reached the Island they turned
and opened fire on the troops.
Under cpver of this Are tho re
maining warriors slipped down
the bank and swam over In the
same manner. "This," said Mr.
Davis, many yeara afterward,
"was the most brilliant exhibition
of military tactics that I eyer
wltneseed--a feat of most con
summate management and brav
ery, In the face of an enemy of
greatly superior numbers. I never
read of anything that could be
compared with It. Had It been
performed by white men, It would
have been immortalized as one of
the ntost splendid achievements
In military history."' r
(Copiiaht, Wll, by 7oxpq B, Bowles.)
To-aaorraw "How the Detr
Carad ?!. rrwwatt.
COMMITTEE OF ONE
Old Adage of "Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth"
Proven in Disintegration of the Im
"That the work of the committee of
one hundred will be greatly simplified
through the elimination of tho younger
organization formulated for the same
person namely, the National Civil Serv
ice Improvement Association of Business
Men of the United States cannot be
doubted," said Frederick L. Slddons, a
member of the committee, last night.
Mr. Slddons was asked by a represent
ative of Tho Washington Herald for an
opinion as to the probable result of the
collapse of the Improvement association,
and particularly as to the effect It would
have upon tho work of the committee
of one hundred. Continuing Mr. Slddons
"It was the old proverbial statement
that 'too many cooks spoil tho broth.
There was one organization n being, the
committee of one hundred: the advent
of tho newer group of gentlemen, organ
ized for nnd engaged In tho tame prop
aganda as ourselves, might have re
sulted in complications. It would have
resulted certainly in duplications.
"The great work of the committee of
ono hundred Is first to create a senti
ment throughout the United States fav
orablo to the reforms In the organiza
tion of the civil service and then to
facilitate the passage through Congress
of the bill or bills providing for the re
classification of the grades of clerkships,
the increase of salaries to those who are
earning more than under the law they
are at present receiving, and the crea
tion of a civil pension system that shall
be fair, equitable, and altogether work
able." At tho office of the committee yester
day there were received from two Wash
ington business firms sums aggregating
J1C0 in subscriptions. From Stumph &
From tho Indianapol' News.
Perhaps after the Waseda baseball club
of Tokyo has returned home from Its
tour of this country that deficiency of
Japanese swear words will be supplied.
From the Los Anseles Express.
It's such a big scandal, and Ohio is
such a llttlo State.
From the Toledo Blade.
If the fishing is any good in June we
may decide not to attend the coronation.
From the Boston Transcript.
The colleges are now preparing their
commencement programmes. A baseball
came seems to be an Invariable feature.
It is as Indispensable as vaudeville to a
From the Cleveland Flain Dealer.
Any one can have tho Ohio State sen
ate for the asking. Ohio docs not want
it Ohio would gladly trade It for a plug
ged nickel, and throw in a reasonarjie
From the Omaha Bee.
Tho scientist who tells us that the
climate of Mars Is very much like that
of our earth might go on and specify
what part of the earth he meant, "lexas,
Africa, or Nebraska.
From the Louisville Counerjournal.
If rosin has advanced 46 per cent in
price, why not add that much to the
price of tickets to next winter's string
From the Providence Journal.
"Brooklvns and Standard Oil lose!"
That was the way a New York news
boy with a sense of proportion shouted
the news on Monday evening.
From the Ohio State Journal.
Talk about tho good old days! Notice
the baseball scores theso flne days, with
twenty runs per game, and sigh no more
for the time that is past!
From the Columbia State.
The assertion of a contemporary that
200.000 women In New York use tobacco
Is Incredible, but. if true, is a severe
reflection upon their politeness. No New
York woman has ever offered us a cigar.
From the ritlsbure I'ost.
It is now coming to that point where
the slim man has the heartiest sort of
a laugh on the fat one.
From the Charleston News snd Courier.
Speakng of Dr. Owen and Shakespeare,
it may be Just as well to state that there
are some folks who think Queen Eliza
beth was tho father of her country.
From the Pittsburg Dispatch.
Berlin is to jump from sixth to third
place among the world's cities by a
Greater Berlin bill just passed by the
Prussian Diet for the consolidation of
the city and its suburban communities.
Possibly this Is one of the things they
do better In Germany.
From the Detroit Free Press.
"Lightning killed an outfielder," saxs
an exchange. That's nothing! The Tig
ers' lightning plays are killing dozens of
'em every day.
Earl Grcy'a Specter.
From the London Chronicle.
A remarkable story Is told of a specter
whch appeared on one famous occasion
to the second Earl Grey, when prime
minister in the House of Lords. During
his great speech Introducing the reform
bill to the upp;r ch&mber, he threo times
saw a death's head fixed right In front
of him. It gradually shaped Itself from
space, remained for a few moments per
fectly clear, then faded away again. The
earl was a practical man, but the vision
so agitated him that it was only with
extreme difficulty that he could proceed
with his discourse. An extraordinary
supplement to the story is that at the
very same time an exactly similar vision
appeared to tho earl's daughter. Lady
Georglna, miles away from Westminster.
The If err Yorfcer'a Badge.
From the Kansas City Stsr.
George Barr McCutcheon, tho novelist,
was praising Chicago at the Chicago Ath
letic Club. "A New Yorker," he said,
"visited us the other day, and was dis
posed to sneer at all he saw. When he
registered at his hotel he said to the
olerk warningly and haughtily: 'Remem
ber, now, I'm from New York.' 'Yes.
sir,' said the clerk, with a polite smile,
'I'll sea to It, sir, .hat a knife Is served
with your pie.' "
From the Houston Chronicle.
A Western woman objects to war on
the ground that "men are too scarce to
have them shot to pieces." Same day
the woman suffragists will join forces
with the Socialists and abolish war.
Adsatta It la Blow.
Fran tbe Philadelphia Press.
There, have Dees twenty-saven ennaren
kiljrta-ny streat can In,PW4lPat since
Lyford came a $75 subscription, and from
E. H. Snyder & Co. one for VS. The
total now subscribed to defray the ex
penso of the campaign upon which the
committee Is now embarking exceeds
No word had been received last night
from Joseph W. Buck, secretary of the
moribund Improvement association. Mr.
Buck had started for Boston, but What
success his trip brought him Is still a
mystery. It Is generally accepted
throughout Washington that the Bucle
organization cannot be revived. It has
been suggested that over tho tomb may
bo placed the following inscription:
Sacred to the Memory
National Ciril Serrice Improvement Association
Business Men of the United States.
"Talked to Death."
Decimation of the ranks of Mr. Buck's)
organization continues unabated. Each,
day records new defections from thel
association. It is believed that by
the end of the week nothing will bes
left of the originally powerful and potentj
combination. The following Is the list?
of resignations since Mr. Buck's utter
ances found exclusive expression In tnor
columns of The Washington Herald:
Fulton R. Gordon, president; Charles J.
Bell. John Joy Edson, Milton E. Alies,
and Louis P. Shoemaker, vice presidents;
Henry T. Offterdlnger. treasurer: Charles
W. Darr, chairman of the executive com
mittee: Vernon E. Hodges, Clarence F.
Norment. Myron M. Parker, S. W
Woodward, Percy S. Foster, Grant Leet,
Julian Dowel!, and Robert N. Harper,
members of the executive committee.
When Mr. Buck returns from his Boa
ton excursion, say the other former mem
bers of the association, he will find ho
has only himself to whom to tender his
resignation in case he desires to resign.
ITS WHITE HOUSE
Minnesota Village Willing
to Pay All Expenses.
Minneapolis, May 23. Plans for a $100,
000 summer capltol built something after
tho plan ot the Georgo Washington man
sion at Mount Vernon, Va., were shown
the special Taft committee at the Com
mercial Club to-day.
Preparing of a warranty deed from the
people of Wayzala to the United States
of America conveying the land to the.
government and raising $100,000 fund with
which to build the summer White House
for President Taft at Wayzala was dis
cussed at length to-day.
According to the Presidential home en
thusiasts, the people of Minneapolis and
Wayzala had not only furnished the slto
for the home, but had also provided tbe
funds to build the summer residence,
leaving nothing to be done by congres
sional appointment. Wayzala residents
will meet to-morrow morning to take up
the project Immediately.
THE GIRL WHO EXAGGERATES.
Their Habit of Embroidering tho
Troth I n Queer Fabric.
From the New York Tnbune.
It requires a nice discrimination to
make distinction between tho one who
exaggerates and the liar.
Great would be the indignation of most
girls If not considered truthful, yet their
habit of embroidering the truth makes of
it a queer fabric.
Almost better is it to deal with one who
frankly declares "the truth never trou
bles mo" than with one who stretches It.
The one you do not believe, and no harm
is done: the other you first believe, then
One exaggerates from various motives.
Sometimes It Is due to a vivid Imagina
tion. The girl hears something, and be
fore long has let her Imagination run riot
untl! she actually believes her story.
Again, a girl exaggerates from a desire
to be interesting. She wants to create a
sensation, and if truth cannot do It she
adds to It.
A too keen senso of humor often leads
to exaggeration. A girl sees tho funny
side of a story, and to make others sea it
she sacrifices the strict facts.
Hecdlpss exaggeration is common. A
girl from talking superlatives thinks
them. She will tell you she has seen a
hundred people when she means perhaps
a'dozen: that a friend's new diamond Is
as big as a hen's egg; that some one else
was "In a frightful rage," when perhaps
she was slightly peevish.
No harm In all this, for the speaker Is
not taken seriously; but It weakens other"
things she says and makes her conver
sation without force.
Occasionally a girl exaggerates mali
ciously, which brings it Into the class of
the "liar at heart." Tho Instant a story
Is willfully enlarged It becomes quite in
excusable. The Hohensollerns as Composers.
From the Trainri Chronicle.
The Kaiser, In composing tha "Hymn
to Aeglr," which Is to be played before
him at Drury Lane, follows the example
of somo of his ancestors. Among the
collection of marches constantly used In
tho Prussian army is ono composed by
Frederick the Great, and another com
posed by Frederick William IIL In tho
same collection are three marches com
posed by Princess Charlotte of Prussia,
niece of the old Emperor William, and
first wlfo of the present Duke of Saxe
Melnengen. Frederick the Great aspired
to shine as conductor as well as com
poser, and In this respect, too, has been
Imitated by his successor. The Kaiser
frequently acts as bandmaster during the
musical soirees given at court.
Taking Ho Chances.
From the atacchester Union.
That Iowa doctor who, dying, left In
structions with undertakers that his body
should be wrapped In asbestos before
burial must have had dire forebodings.
Lots of Them Would Try,
From the Atchison Globe.
It' may bo possible for a man to love
two women at the same time, but thero
are plenty of men who are willing to at
tempt tho impossible.
ryaa A gala i Texas.
From the Houston Port.
Mr. Brysjuia I Texas. Memphis
couldn't gat hm frJK.t W aa pays
before, lej. uj hope
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