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Mr. Huntington Wilson's Resignation.
The long but not fulsome letter of
resignation submitted In Assitant Sec
retar of State Huntington Wilson, and
the brief but not curt acceptance of
it In President Wilon, need no ex
tended comment
Each Mr. Wilson acted not onl)
within his own right, but. rcallv, within
his dutv P evident llson, in a
statement to the press, made plain his
intentions to relegate, with other poli
cies of prt ious administration-, the
Taft pohcj toward the republic of
China. Assistant Secretar Wilson, at
the time the ctmg Secretary, is a
svmpatlnzer, indeed, one of the cre
ators of the polic of the preceding ad
ministration, a pohcj designated .' com
mercial" or dollar diplomacv "
Mr Huntington Wilson would hae
done himself, as well a' the President
and the nation, an injustice b sub
jecting himself to a dutj to promote
policies of which he posituelj diap
prov ed
Mr President Wilson and Mr Scc
retar Wilson, the latter b hi- letter
of 'resignation, the former in a state
ment to the press, made their positions
plain In Secretary Wilson's letter
there is a suspicion of reproof that the
Acting Secretar of State should learn
the attitude of the Pre-idcnt through
the pres- If such a meaning he be
tween the lines, it cannot appreciabh
affect the public it is a matter of
taste, onlv To the people, to whom
the two policies toward China have
been announced, there is little left in
the incident except to recognize with
regret that a difference of opinion log
ical and inevitably depmcs a erj
efficient administration of a verv ef
ficient -ssi-tant Secretary of State
Look Out for the Woman!
The 'jov ride-" of a certain class of
cnauffeur-, who are personall conduct
ing visitors through the principal thor-
oughtarci of our great citie-, are un
qucstionabh responsible for a percent
age of the fatalities that appall the
cuinranmli, and ought to lead to the
rnforcement of the most secre puni-h
ment The famous French saving,
Cherchez h femme ' ' or "Seek the
nwian1" ma well be paraphrased into
Look out for the woman cro-smg the
road." when it comes to a ques
tion ot looking out for "girls"
The reckles-ness that lead- to ap
parcnth inexplicable fatalities can
hae no possible explanation save that
the attention of chauffeur and occu
pants ot the car are momentariK dis
tracted from some pedestrian bv pre
occupation with what l- going on on
the sidewalk The 'joy ride," wher
ever it mav occur, is the onl possible
explanation of certain fital accident-.
and it is to be hoped that some wa
ma be found discipline this chss
of chauffeur-, who arc rapullv becom
ing a menace to lite and limb It is
indeed outrageou- that the pedc-tnan
should be wantonh sacrificed m order
to "make a holxlav "'
PoEticj and District Offices.
The onb limitation imposed b law
upon the President in the matter of
appointing Di-trict Commissioners from
civil life I that the men so chosen
shall hae been actual residents of the
District for three ears In the cre
ation of the District government no
provision was stated as to the political
complexion of the appointees
The attitude of Congress was, how
ever, verv clearlj set forth at the time
bv Senator Beck of Kentuckv. whose
political partisanship, it will be remem
bered, was of the mot empha ic char
acter "I hope the President," said
Senator Beck, "will succeed in select
ing the cr best men, regardless of
their politics Mavbe," he added, "he
can find them without politics alto
gether." This sentiment has characterized the
-action of all Presidents since 1878.
They have sought the best men for
the position of Commissioner, and the
appointees, "in their turn, have never
allowed themselves to be governed
solely by political considerations. The
result has been that the District gov
ernment has been singularly free from
ccandal and has been both efficient and
honest It is sincerely to be hoped
that President Wilson will follow in
the footsteps of his predecessors.
He mav appoint two Democrats, if
he so desire-, but he. ought not to select
, them merely uecatae tliey arcDem-i
ocrats. Above all, he should not place
the District government under parti
san control with the view of providing
places for the job-hunters. The men
appointed should have strength of char
acter enough to withstand the pres
sure which will be brought to bear
upon them and to refuse to make
changes except where the public serv
ice is manifestly bettered thereby.
The civil service law does not apply,
unfortunately, to the District govern
ment. At the same time it has.tecn
observed in the spirit by all Commis
sioners with beneficial results. The
new Commissioners, whoever they ma'
be, will do wisely to keep politics out
of the District government and main
tain the principle of the civil service
svstem If this is done, it will make
no difference whether both the Com
missioners arc Democrats or whether,
as Senatcr Beck remarked, they are
without politics altogether.
The Profit of Altruism.
It remains to be seen whether the
refu'al of President Wilson to stand
behind the American banking syndicate
participating in the proposed "six
power' loan of 5125,000,000 to China
will tause the abandonment of the en
tire project The President's state
ment of his reasons for not requesting
the American syndicate to participate
111 the loan is an indictment of the loan
agreement as a menace to Chinese in
dependence. It will be surprising if Chinese sen
timent, already restive under the pro
posed administration by foreign agents
of the domestic revenues pledged to the
service of the loan, 'docs not utilize
President Wilson's statement as an ar
gument for abandonment of the entire
pohev The American action is tinged
with the same altruism that caused
John Ha to -tand against the ten-
denev of the powers toward partition
of China in 1900 The remission of
the uncliimed portion of the Boxer in
demnitv during Ehhu Root's service
as Sccretarv of State went far to un
do the dimage to American trade
caused lr the bovcott declared in re
talntion for rigorous administration of
our Chinese exclusion law-
Doc- such altruism pav ' This ques
tion will be answered bv the results
of the pohev Will American trade
with China gain a- much bv reason of
this loftv pohev as European and
Japane-c trade will gain bv the en
hanced influence the loan will give the
creditor- in the administration of
China's internal affair-'
John Bull and Mr. Bryan.
Mr Br.van manife'tl would substi
tute plain speech for brute torcc as
the strong influence in international re
lations Opposed to armaments he is
devoted to arguments
The furv of the Unionist press of
London at his statements that the suc
cess of home rule will spell the down
fall of hereditar government was to
be cpcctcd Those who expect the
Bnti-h government to take offense will
doubtles, be disappointed The present
Asquith ministrv exists In rca-on of
its alliance with the Irish Nationalists,
who would not support it for a da
were home rule not one of the govern
ment's leading policies. The Asquith
ministr has shorn the House of
Lords of it- former vast power, and
thus curtailed the prerogatives of
hereditary government
In other word-, Mr. Brvan as Scc
retarv ot State commend- the verv
policv which a majontv of the Bnti-h
electorate favor- Had he con
demned home rule the Tor new spapers
of London which now -o bitterl as
sail him would praise his sentiments
In other word-, it is not Mr Bryan's
" intrusion" into British affairs that
call- down criticism on hi- head, it
i- the view he take- of British qucs
Congress and the White Slave Law.
The principle undcrlving the recent
dcci-ion ot the buprcmc Court of the
United States affirming the constitu
tionalitv of the white slave law seems
to have been misunderstood What is
to be penalized is not the immoralities
connected with the traffic, but that
traffic itself It i- the same with the
sending of ob-cene literature through
the mails. It is not the publication
that is to be punched, but the trans
portation It is erroneous to argue from the
Supreme Court's decision "that it em
powers Congress to legislate on almost
ait conceivable subject tinder the
guise of the regulations of interstate
commerce" The court has kept well
within the meaning of its previous in
terpretations of the commerce clause.
In this instance it meant that Con
gress, if it chose, might forbid certain
persons from being transported from
one State to another, just as it pre
vents the dnlry of immigrants with in
fectious diseases; a power which is
exercised by reason of the commerce
clause invoked in the white slave law.
Congress has just as complete a legal
control over interstate as over for
eign commerce. By forbidding the
importation of adulterated food, the
landing of criminals or of persons try
ing to come here to practice immoral
ity, it protects not only the country at
large, but each individual State as
well. Hence its interstate commerce
"Jones and Sylvester' are headliners
at Chase's Polite Vaudeville Entertain
ment this iveek. Surely not a combina
tion t our own Sylvestfjshe of the
Police! Department!' faH Rosalie
tfvutst Auiyvaoiuicfi
' m iiv 1 '"""" -miii if -'iiii
Thrsr fodstuffs in depirtment stores
Make all the ladles flutter.
The Hkp to starch the proprr floors
In quest ot bargain butter.
The marked-donn pie sales make a hit
With all the lad hoppers
Nor should vie blime the clrls a bit
For saving honest coppers.
it makes our wife feel prett Rood,
It makes her nulfe- quicken
To pick up for our dally food
A 43-cent chicken
lnsnlt to Injur).
A harber has nerve to cut ou one
da and ask vou the next day if ou
don't shave jourself.
The Wnv TiHh Men.
Mt husband used to say that I was
different from other slrls That's why
he mnted to marrj me."
"And now ""
Now he snys women are all alike"
MIKht Br rirnaant.
"Vou eem to prefer books to base
ball "No I don't But I believe It would
be a comfort to go to a game occasfonal
lv. knowing that in spite of all vicissi
tudes thlns were bound to come out all
right in the ninth inning"
lie Den
"Tliew troubles in Mexico Interfere
ith Amerkan business Interests located
there 1 want intervention"
What interests have ou In Mexico?"
I m trjing to get up a racing meet
Thev won't allow 'an in the United
States "
Cnn't nr Helped.
The balmv spring is a nice thing.
Spring poems then abound
But drawbacks cling to ever thing.
As ou have doubtless found
That defeated candidate made Plunk
ville mad."
"How 50'
"When we tried to be polite and told
him ho was welcome to the town, he
said It wasn't worth carting awa."
Mnrrh St In IllKlnry.
March 21. 117 Richard I reproves his
wife for splitting kindling with hi fav
orite battle-ax
March 21. 1600 William Shakespeare's
pet goat eats a lot of sufrragtte litera
ture. Takes the I.lldr End.
"Thes tell me he's a tightwad "
"Not cxactlj that, but he s Judicious
in his expend'tures He s prompt about
paling the car fare, and that puts It up
to jou 10 pay ior luncn
jlerchnnts Want Pennsrlvanla Ave
nue Illuminated.
At the last meeting of the board of
governors of the Retail Merchants' As
sociation a resolution was passed pro
viding for a committee to promote a
Project providing for the ornamental Il
lumination of Penn)lvanla Avenue, the
nation's highwav. This resolution was
presented by Isaac Gans and committee
of Ave named Joseph Strasburgcr,
president of the Retail Merchants' As
sociation, has announced the appoint
ment of the following committee: Isaac
Gans, chairman; E. C. Graham, Simon
Kann, Joseph Berberlch, and George
Topham This committee will meet in
the very near future and actively take
up the work as outlined.
Gcd near upon the ocna
God is nnr upon the lud;
He is til both rest and motion;
V e are only craini of uad
Little mitts upon lifts billow.
May flies buzxiriff oat the hour.
Dreams upon a ferrred pillow.
Den drops on a withered flower,
Onlj wilting; for to-morrow
That hat nerrr come to man.
Here we lira is joy and sorrow.
Chasing rtjantoms as we can.
Chasing iJeasure. chasing grtatneaa
Orer tangled walks and waTes.
But we team the bitter lateness
Jat before we find oar grafts.
Hopo ia nigh with fairy fingers.
Tracing sunbeams on the way;
Magic memory erer lingers.
Bnsy with the bygone day;
Life and death are but the portals
To a realm of endless rest..
God ia working through bis -"lU.
All i srcM way atulltw hleaaadl
l'lnj irrlolit. Society LrniTFr anil Aranfrnr
Of the three secretaries who served
President Taft Mr Utiles was the most
gifted In the nro art of handling men
without stirring anybodv's wrath It is
doubtful If he made an enemy of any
caller at the White House during his
two jeir' sta there His prtdecesor.
Mr Norton, on the oilier hand, had a
wonderful knack at Invariablj hitting on
just the thing best adapted to send a
caller ana), sore not only at the Sec
retary but at the Preldent himself, the
whole administration, and the Republi
can part. And the list of people Norton
made mad took in man of his co-workers
about the Executive Offices. One day
he had a run-In with a )Oung man acting
then as confidential stenographer to the
President Norton made up his mind to
have the oung mn fired And he pur
posed to notify him in a wai marked by
quiint originality and grim humor He
"em for the stenographer and dictated a
letter to him There was nothing un
tiual about that, in luelf. but when the
sttno;;raphcr hid the letter all down, he
noted that It was his own letter of resig
nation Norton bade him tipewrltc it
neat!). palng ciote attention to the mar
gins and punctuation, and sign It The
"tenographer refused to tv pew rite the
letter, and held Mn job If he had been
standing about In the corridor outside the
Presidents room a few dajs ago. he
would have "en something that might
have amused him
Norton, on a visit to Washington, had
stopped In to pa) his respects to the new
Preident and the new Secretar). He
greeted Pat McKenna, the doorkeeper,
"Well. well. Pat. old fellow, how are
)ou. an) how"" he inauired. extending his
hand with much cordiality.
Pat gav e him a look of austerity such
a one might betow on an objectionable
aplrant for son-in-law or a fake mining
stock agent, put his hands in his pock
et. and said
"How do vou do. lr Jut sit down"
Jerking his head in the direction of
the row of chairs where visitors wait.
And there Norton had to sit just like
the humblest stranger, while Pat leaned
back in his chair and started at him
with much hauteur.
Although he did not know it at the
time. Chairman McCombs, of the Demo-
critic National fomu.lttee. was building
up his organization to elect AVoodrow
Wilson President aw a) back in his col
lege da;s.
McCombs when at Princeton Univer
sity rome twentv )ears ago. started an
emplo)ment bureau to help students
work their way through college and to
get them Jobs In the vacation season
and after they got out of college. He
got in touch with Princeton alumni in
all parts of the country and they helped
him place men when they could. Young
men who got Jobi In this way took their
turn at placing younger men, and grad
ually McCombs had an effective employ
ment bureau that was nation-wide In Its
scope. There was something fascinating
about the system as it grew and ex
panded and McCombs had his first
glimpse or the possibilities or organiza
tion. After he had finished college, McCombs
still kept track of hundreds of alumni
for whom he had obtained Jobs, and as
they made good and became Important
factors in their communities, the) form
ed the nucleus for an effective organiza
tion for starting almost anything one.
might wish to start-
When the time was ripe for launching;
the Wilson boom. McCombs was able,
through his alumni acquaintance, to
learn who could do things in any given
locality and how to get them to do
things that would accrue to the advan
tage of one Woodrow Wilson
And thus did he get his project under
Key Plttman. the man of many ad
ventures, who is now junior Senator from
Nevada, always has to stop and think
when an) body asks him his age. All his
life he has been .officially a year too old.
When e was about to enter college, he
found that he was a year too young to
get In, and for that reason "sweetened"
his age a year. Gradually he himself
came to believe he had lived all the jears
he said he had. And he has never been
able to eradicate the "official" blrthdate
from his mind. He Is now forty years
old either that or'Jorty-one.
Well, do you hate to leave, now that
your Job has expired?" Martin Little
ton was asked, as he stepped out ot the
House chamber on the last day of the
old 'Congress.
"No said Martin. "I feel exactly Uka
the butler who came in to hi naurter
Sr. jrAM-
one morning and said he wished to re'lgn
his place
"'And wh) do )ou wish to leaver ask
ed his cmplo)er
" "On. Just pay me and I'll go on
said the butler
"'But. thit Isn t fair Insisted th em
plo)er "Tell me why )ou wish to leave
Haven t )ou alna)s been treated well?'
""Oh )es. sir. but I want to make a
change. Give me my money, and we'll
sy no more about It. sir '
"'But why won t ou tell me )Our rea
son for leaving?"
""Well, if I must tell )ou. sir said
the butler, rubbing his hands In nervous
embarrassment. 'I'm Just sick and tired
of looking at )0U and )our famll). sir"
Venator Kern was called to the tele
phone the other day to listen to a long
distance me'sage. After he had heard
about JU worth of thp costl) talk, with
out catching the drift, it turned out that
the message wasn t for him at all but
for ex-Senator Crane
(CVrrright. m). by rred C heUy. All Rights Ite-
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Brysn's M. Patrick's Day ddreii.
To the Editor The admirers of William
Jennings Brvan need lose no sleep over
the alleged " blazing Indiscretion" of his
address at the St. Patrick's Day celebra
tion. It was a stroke of genius that
designated the assured triumph of home
rule for Ireland as "a victor) for the
world" No class will more applaud the
fellcitousness of the expression than
those progressive and patriotic Eng
lishmen whose support has made the
victory possible, thereby doing more to
insure the strength and stabillt) of the
British Empire than any standing army
mustered under Its flag could do.
The New York Tribune's Washington
correspondent attributes Mr Br)an's re
marks to a desire on the part of the
new Secretar) of State to indulge In the
pastime of twisting the lion's tail The
Tribune has no high regard for the
Intelligence of its readers if It expects
them to swallow such twaddle without
making a wry face at the attempt. If
the correspondent s nsscrtlon is true that
Mr Br)an's remarks have been con
strued as an affront to ever) diplomatic
representative of monarch), so much the
worse for the representatives, as It would
show their intelligence and good sense
to be on a par with the correspondent's.
But there Is no reason to believe that
such Is the cast;.
William Jennings Br)an is the fore
most living representative -of militant
Democracy, and he honors the office of
Secretary of State more than it honors
him. It Is not for him to stoop to the
"bated breath and whispered humble
ness" of those near-statesmen who could
weigh before delivery. In fear and trem
bling, every public utterance, lest It
should perchance Jar the fln feelings of
any representative of special privilege, or
me divine rigm 01 Kings to rule or mis
rule, who might happen to hear them.
Mr. Bryan has well been called the
"Great Commoner," and never did the
title seem more appropriate than when
he delivered that St Patrick's Day
speecn. wmen wm Be hailed as an In
spiring message by unconquerable de
mocracy tne world over.
Xovel Features to Bfnrlc First One
ef Season nt V. M. C. A.
Novel features mark the first spring
outing to be taken this afternoon by
members of the Y. M. C A. boys" de
partment The outing, which Is to be
held at Chain Bridge, will be attended by
the ten Bible clubs ot the department a
well as by the Y. 3f. C A. Boy Scout
troop, tne secret religious orders for bora
of the Knights of Sir Godfrey, and the
boy athletes of the Y. M. C- A- Boy
scout games will last tut darK.
Following the games, the boys, to the
number of 100 or more, will cook their
own suppers, consisting of steak, baked
potatoes, and" cocoa, over an open fire.
After supper- Dr. George H. Ashler.
assistant director 'of the United States
Geological Survey and scoutmaster of the
Y. M. C A. Boy Scout troop, will speak
on "Religion Out of Doora." There wtH
be a number of songs by the Boy Scout
troop, consisting of William Herron, the
nephew of former President Taft: Julian
Hovey, named Nlbowaka, "the wise one,"
by Ernest seton Thompson, chief scou;
of -the'Boy BcoUta of America:.. Chantrr
s&tvls, and Cordon Letch,
: stoky r
A Ware of Prosperity Sweeps Orer the
in Opposing Washiagtea and His Policies Are Sfleaeed Washiagtoa Omce
More ia Great Farer, and Is Asked to Senre z. Third Tens, bat Dec&aes.
Retaras to Mont Veraoa and Resuws the Life of a Farmer.
(Corrright, 1106. by Harper & Brothers. All rights
(Cbpiright, 1RJ, by McClure hew-paper Syndicate)
NO. 65.
At last the storm cleared; the bitter
months were over, men at the ports saw
at length how much more freely' trade
ran under the terms of the treaty, anl
remembered that, while they had been
abusing Jay and maligning the President
Thomas Plnckney had obtained a treaty
from Spain which settled the Florida
boundary, opened the Mississippi without
restriction, secured a plaVe of deposit
at New Orleans, and made commerce
with tlie Spaniards as free as commerce
with the French.
The whole countr) felt a new impulse
of prosperity. The "paroxyism of the
fever" was over, and shame came upon
the men who had so vilely abused the
great President and hadmade him wish.
In his bitterness, that he were In his
grave rather than In the Presidency;
V7ho had even said that he had played
false in the Revolution, and had squan
dered public mones, who had gone be-
)ond threats of Impeachment and dared
to hint at assassination! They saw the
end of III, term aproach, and would have
recalled their insults.
But the) had alienated his great spirit
forev er.
Waahlnigton a Peacemaker.
"N hen he had seen parties forming in
his Cabinet In the quiet da)s of his first
term is President, he had sought to pla
cate differences, had tried to'brlng Ham
llton and Jefferson to a cordial under
standing which should be purged of par
tlkan bias, as he meant his own Judg
ments to be: hid deemed parties un
necessary and Io)alty to the new Con
stitution the onl) standard of prefer
ment to office
But he had come to another mind In
the hard )ear that followed. "I shall
not, whilst I have the honor to adminis
ter the government, bring a man into
any office of consequence knowingly,"
he declared in the tloslng da)s of 1795,
"whose political tenets are adverse to
the tenets which the general government
are pursuing, for thl". In mj opinion,
would be a sort of political suicide. and
he left the Presldcnc) ready to call Mm-
self very flatly a "Federalist" of the
part) that stood for the Constitution and
abated nothing of its powers
"'You could as soon scrub a blacka-
more white" he cried, "as to chance
the principle of a protest Democrat"
"he will leave nothing unattempted t
overturn the government of this coun
Quiet and Prosperity.
Affairs fell very quiet again as the
last vear of h!s Presidency drew toward
its cloe
Brisk trade under the new treaties
heartened the country more and more
the turbulent Democratic 'clubs that had
so noiily affected French principles and
French modes of agitation were sobrcd
and discredited now the reign of terror
had come and wrought Its blocdv work
In France: the country turned, once more
to Washington w ith Its old confiden 'c
and affection, and would have had him
take the Presldene) a third time, to l.eep
ths government steady in Its new wavs.
But he would not have the hard ofTus
His Kareirell trtdress.
On tho 19th of September. 17K. h- pub
lished to the people a farewell address,
quick with the solemn eloquence men hnd
come to expect from him
He wrote to Hamilton and to Marti n
for advice as to what he should ia). as
in the old da) of his diffident beginnings
In the great office though Hamilton "ias
an arch Federalist, and Madison was
turning Democrat to their phrases for
his thought, where the) seemed better
than his own. put the address forth as
his mature and last counsel to the little
nation he loved
"It was designed." he sa'd. " In a more
especial manner for the )comnnrv of
the countr)." and spoke the advice h
honed thev might take to heart The
circumstances which hid givers his serv
ices a temporary value, he told them,
were"na3sed: thev had now a unified and
national government, which might serve
them for great ends. He exhorted them
to preserve It Intact, and not to de-
gr?d" it in the using, to put down partv
spirit make religion, education, and
good faltn the guides and safeguards of
their government, and weep it natienal
.nd their own bv excluding foreign l'-
fiuenevs aiid entanglements.
John Adams Takes Office.
'Twas a noble document. No thought
ful man could read it without emotion,
knowing hov it spoke In all its solemn
sentences the great character of the man
hos" career was ended.
When the dnv came en which he
should resign his ortue to Jchn Adams.
the great .lvlll.ui who was to sun.ee!
him. there ms a scene which left nt
one in doubt not even Washington, him-
(.(.lfnhnt the people tnougnt or tne
leader they had trusted these twenty
v ears.
A great crowd was assembled to see (
Author of "At Good Old Slwa
Haste is the use of excessive speed in
getting from hither to whence.
This may mean mere distance or it
may mean other things The uses of
haste are as varied as the uses of gaso
line which is an extract of haste.
Haste is as free as air and Is used by
ever) body, though more extensively by
some than by others.
Haste users are divided Into two great
classes those who use haste to get ahead
and those who use it to catch up.
A man may use a great deal of haste
at the wrong time and land a mile be
hind the procession with his eyes full
ot dust after working hard all da).
On the other hand, a pinch of haste,
carefully distributed, will enable a roan
to loaf successfully at the head of the
crowd for months and years at a time.
Haste is a comparative term. Ninety
miles an hour is loafing for a racing au
tomobile, whereas two miles an hour Is
a runaway speed for a messenger boy
We are a wasteful nation and use
much more haste than we should. Too
many men hurry themselves to daatn
In their efforts to get rich quick enough
to loaf after the age of forty.
We use more haste than any other
country. This la because we started
1.000 years behind the rest or the world
and had to catch up.
We caught up thirty years ago, how
ever, and have never stopped long
enough to find out what we are chasing
Thanks to haste, we are now able to
live at the rate of.n mlle-a minute hori
zontally and sixteen feet a second up
and down. -We are blue at ailosa. dial
Country ud Those Who Were Adrri
the slmpl3 ceremonies of the inaugura
tion, as on the April day In New York
eight years ago; but very few in the
throng watched Adams. All eyes were
bent upon that great figure In black
velvet with a light sword slunaj ati his
No one stirred till he had left the
room, to follow nnd pay his respects to
the new President Then they and all
the crowd In the ftreets moved after
him an Immense comrany, going as one
man, "In total silence," his escort all
the way.
Moved to Tears.
He turned upon yio threshold Of the
President's lodgings and looked, at if for
the last time, upon this multitude of
nameless friends. "No man ever saw
him so moved." The tears rolled un
checked down his cheeks, and when at
last be went within a great smothered
common voice went through the stirred
throng as If the) sobbed to see their hero
go from their sight forever.
It had been noted how cheerful he
looked at thought of his release, as he
entered the hall of the Representatives.
wjiere Mr. Adams was to take the oath.
As soon as possible he was in his be
loved Mount Vernon once more, to pick
up such threads as he might of the old
life again.
Ilia Dally Programme.
"I began m) diurnal course with the
sun. ' he wrote, in grave playfulness, to a
friend, ' if my hirelings are not In their
places by that time I send them messages
of sorrow for their indisposition. Having-put
these wheels In motion, examine
the state of things further. The more
they are probed the deeper I find the
wounds which my buildings have sus
tained by an absence and neglect of eight
jears. By the time I have accomplished
these matters breakfast (a little inter 7
o'clock, about the time. I presume, that
vou are taking leave to Mrs. McHenry)
Is read), this being over, I mount m)
horse and ride round my farms, which
emplo)s me until It is time to dress for
"The usual time of sitting at the ta
ble a walk, and tea. bring me within the
dawn of candlelight, previous to whiih.
if not prevented by company. I resolve
that as so0n as the glimmering taper
supplies the place of the great lumlnar)
I will retire to m) writing table and
acknowledge the letters I have received,
when the lights are brought I feel tired
and disinclined to engage in this work,
conceiving that the next night will do
as well.
"The next night comes, and with It
the same causes for postponement and
so on Having given vou the history of
a dav, it will serve for a )ear. and I
am persuaded that ou will not require
a second edition of It "
Obliged to Sell Land.
He had kept his overseers under his
hand all the time he was President, had
not forgotten to write to Dr Young
upon methods of cultivation, had shown
the same passion as ever for speeding
and regulating at Its best every detail
of his private business: but matters had
gone ill for lack ot his personal super
vision. He was obliged to 'tl no less than
?"4),CX worth of his lands in the course
of four or five vears to defray the
great expenses he was put to In the
Presidenc) and the cost of bringing his
estate Into solvent shape again
He did not try to begin anew, he only
set things in order, and kept his days
Tomorrow taat Days of Washington.
Imuigrmentt Being: Made for ?fa
tlonnl Convention.
The executive committee of the Wash
ington Custom Cutters" Club met Wed
nesday night at the office of its presi
dent. John C. Wineman. 911 F Street
rvorthwest. and laid the initial plans for
the international convention of custom
cutters, which will be held in Wash
ington February 5, 4. 3y and . 191L
The International Custom Cutters" As
sociation neld its thlrt) -third annual
convention In Philadelphia last month
when Washington was unanimous! se
lected as the scene of the 1914 gallery
It is expected that about 1.509 delegates
will attend the Washington convention.
which will be held at the New Willard
Hotel The executive committee of the
local custom cutters went over the Im
portant details of the convention Wed
resday night and arranged, among other
things, for big ball and banquet
The following are the members of the
executive committee John C. Wine-
man, chairman: J. D. McConville, vice
chairman; Charles G Hoik, secretarv ;
K. B Field, treasurer. P. J. Foley. I.
Geraci. George II Hcbbard. and Leo B.
George E Hebbard was named as
chairman of the publicity committee and
Charles J. Columbus was appointed sec
retary, p. J. Fole) will head the en
tertainment committee.
of old age at forty, and the auto hearse,
which carts us to the safety deposit
vault gets held up for exceeding the
speed limit
To keep up with the crowd we have
to live in to-morrow's time, next month's
fashions and on next ) car's income.
"Those who nss it te catch op."
fitllL WA ahmilri nnt pups Vistaf T
this country had been geared down to
r-uropes speea. we would still be fight
lng Indians In Ohio.
"Haste makes waste." And without
baste we have nothing to waste.
vve can uuce-nur choice.
(Copyright, ft "T Geocst aUUm-aaslsu.)
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