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JUS WASHINGTON HERALD, SUNDAY. DECEMBER 20, 1914.
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A Line o' Cheer Each Day o the Year. First priming of an original poem, written dally for The Waahington Herald. By JOHN KENDRICK BAKGI. 1 took my wrathful tears one morn And froze them into balls of snow, And on the frosty mass thus born 1 cooled the temper and the scorn By which my seething heart was torn; And then I turned upon my Woe And with those snowballs made of tears I washed Woe's face, and filled his ears. Until with cries of grim dismay He turned and swiftly- sped awav (Copyright. iM.) Those baseball players who sign contracts with two different leagues hae some good friends among the lawyers, perhaps. Representative Moon referred to some of his colleagues in the House as "gentlemen, like craven cowards." Topic for debating societies: Can a gentleman be like a craven coward? Col. Coethals decided not to wait for those war ships he wired for to preserve the neutrality of the Canal Zone: and probably it is just as well, in view of the latest report, to the effect that the collier which was accused of sending wireless messages was not equipped with wireless apparatus. Senate may develop into a pretty kettle of. fish. The President has nominated sundry and divers persons to certain offices and has thereby aroused the antagonism of at least three Senators, all members of hit) party. The three Senators are O'Gorman, of New York; Reed, of Missouri, and Martine, of Xew Jersey. The three nominations which have caused all the trouble are those of John D. Lynn to be United States district attor ney for the Western district of New York, Ewing C. Bland to be United States marshal for the Western district of Missouri, and George Hampton to be internal revenue collector for -the-First dis trict of New Jersey. In deference to the wishes of Senator O'Gorman the nomination of Mr. Lynn has already been rejected, but the statement is made that the President will make no further at- W epta pair taonui i tenipt to fill the office until after Congress ad- ! Zt i :-.... ...t. u. ...:i, :... x.. , u. :. . S.40 Per xear jvuiii?, mien nc vm gi.c mi. J, will wuai 13 miuivii as a races appointment. His right to do this is not questioned. If he is determined that Mr. Lynn shall serve as district attorney he will follow this course. If he yields and allows Senator O'Gorman to be master of the situation, the Senate in general and Mr. O'Gorman in particular will be thoroughly satisfied. Meanwhile, the fate of Messrs. Bland and Hampton remains to be decided. The Senate will probably sustain Mr. Reed and Mr. Martine, and if this should he done the President must inevitably come to the conclusion that he cannot have his own way unless he proposes to engage in a battle royal. Will he surrender or fight? In either case the situation will be full of interest. The relations of the Senate to the President and vice versa have always been an interesting phase of American political history. More than seventy-five years ago Daniel Webster, in a me morable speech, pointed out the growing power of the President through the increase of official patron age and urged the Senate to check the distribu tion of official favors. Since that time the advant age enjoyed by the President has materially in creased and of late years the Senate has, with rare exceptions, been subservient to him. This is be cause the President is, after all, the dispenser of patronage, and it behooves the Senators to keep in his favor. It is not likely, therefore, that the present session will witness any real fight between the President and the Senate. The administration harness may not bear lightly on the shoulders of tome Senators, but will be worn, all the same. years the fight was continued but Mr. Roosevelt never yielded and finally had the satisfaction of seing the Senate bend to hit withes and agree to the confirmation. Will Senats Be Indepeide-t or WUI It Surrender ? President Wilson has already had one struggle1 with the present Senate over the nomination of a: member of the Federal Reserve Board and the fact that he wat beaten in the contest, rBay nerve the Senate to be still more independent. Not only did the Garfjeld-Conklrng fight de velop a murderous ihstinct in' 'the degenerate mi ad i iteau, but, it created a rupture in the Repub-j M Unimportant If True By DR. ERITAS A 25 cent "war" revenue stamp must be affixed to every package, no matter what the contents, entering our ports by international parcel post. Thus the administration places a high protective tariff on all goods imported in small consignments, including Christmas gilts. The Long Island physician's wife, who was tried for shooting and killing one of her husband's patients, troing free because the jury disagreed, has resigned from the woman suffrage club of which she was secretary. Probably she is very well satis fied with the way men malce and administer the laws. A reader of The Herald calls attention to the fact that the value of the relief cargoes already sent to Belgium, estimated at $10,000,000, is a little more than enough to pay the first monthly install ment of the $06,000,000 which Germany has de manded of the Belgians. But this country will probably keep right on sending relief until its iieutrality is questioned. The Treasury Department in an official decision admits that Congressmen's mileage is graft. The income tax regulations hold that allowance for mileage, except that which is actually paid for transportation, is subject to tax as income. The House has already made its usual bluff about elimi nating the mileage graft, relying with cpnfidence on the Senate to reject the proposed change. But the Senate may decide to rid itself of the stigma cast upon it by the Treasury Department. It is announced that the names of those owners 01' property in the L'nion Station Plaza extension territory, who fail to accept the terms offered them by the awards commission within the next few clays, will not be included in the list of appraisals ent to the President. No doubt the reason they haven't accepted is they don't want their names to go to the President. The eight owners of lots appraised by ihc old commission in excess of $6,000 each have a right to at least aa explanation of why these awards were all scaled down, while the old commission's figures were allowed to stand un changed in the sixteen cases in the same square in which the appraisal was below $6,000. Statistics published in Paris show that 54 per cent of the French wounded returned to the firing line before December 12, and that of the remainder, -4 per cent had been given convalescent leaves, 17 per cent were still in hospitals and i'j per cent had been discharged from the army. Only y, per cent of the wounded died. These surprising figures, showing a lower percentage of deaths among the wounded than in any previous war, not only testify to the great progress made in surgery and the efficiency with which the French care for their wounded, but they prompt the question whether the most modern war methods and munitions are as deadly in their effects as those of the past. If the French ratio is equaled in the other armies obviously the lack of "cannon fodder" will not soon bring about the end of the war. Failing in his attempt to maneuver through the House legislation to deprive the railroads of a fair compensation for service rendered the govern ment. Representative Moon made a deplorable spectacle of himself in holding up members of his party collectively to suspicion before the country. He was ably seconded by Representative Henry, and they both managed to evade' every attempt to compel them to give names and details to sub stantiate their charges that railroad influences shaped the course of House members on the post office bill. In view of the nature of Mr. Moon's attack on his own party his boast that "I think more of my country than I do of the Democratic party" promises the country no great benefit as a result of his regard. Of course Mr. Moon can not be expected to recognize that the railroads are a part of the codntry and necessarily identified with its welfare and property Cleveland'! Memorable Row wits tat Seaate. President Wilson is so like President Cleve land in many of his characteristics that the present situation recalls the memorable fight which Cleve land had with the Senate in 1885-86. Mr. Cleveland had removed George M. Daskir from the office of district attorney in the Second district of Alabama and had nominated John D Burnett in his stead. The Senate demanded the reasons for the removal. The Judiciary Committee asked Attorney General Garland informally for the papers and he refused to submit them. Then the Senate adopted a resolution directing him to send the papers and he replied that he did not con sider such action compatible with public interest. 1 he Senate naturally became worthy and instruct ed the Judiciary Committee of which Senator Ed munds, of Vermont, was the chairman, to deal with the question. The majority of the committee pre sented an elaborate report asserting the constitu tional right of the Senate to control all papers in the possession of officials and denouncing the At torney General. The Democrats on the committee defended the President, mainly on the ground that as 95 per cent of the officeholders were Republi cans he had a perfect right to turn them out, with or without excuse. President Cleveland did not, however, let the matter rest there. He sent a scooping message to the Senate. He said the documents in his possession were addressed to him and were private papers, even though they had been sent to the Attorney General; that he un equivocally disputed the right of the Senate, ex cept through an impeachment trial, to review his acts in connection with the suspension of any Federal official; and he resented, he said, any assumption of the right to sit in judgment upon him in the exercise of the discretion and executive function "for which I am solely responsible to the people from whom I have lately received the sacred trust of office." The struggle, which lasted through two or three months, excited widespread attention; but the point of the story is that before the session ended Bur nett was confirmed and the Senate did not get the papers, either. The President won, as usual. The Garfield Conklin, Fijht and Others. No story of great struggles between the Presi dent and the Senate would be complete without reference to the historic contest over the nomina tion of William H. Robertson to be collector of the port of New York. It led, eventually, to the assassination of President Garfield by Guiteau. The split of the New York Republicans into the Stalwart and Liberal factions was manifest in the convention which nominated Garfield fftr the Pres idency. It was supposed to be healed when Chester A. Arthur was chosen for Vice President and har mony seemed assured when Garfield, in his own handwriting, asked Conkling to come and see him. Then, out of a clear sky, came the thunderbolt. Without consulting Vice Prctident Arthur, Post master General James or the two New York Sena tors, Conkling and Piatt, President Garfield sent to the Senate the nomination which ousted Edwin A. Merritt from the collectorship and named Robert son in his stead. Senator Conkling at once de clared war to the hilt. Garfield would not sur render and for more than two months the battle raged. Then Conkling learned that the nomina tion was to be favorably reported. He resented the President's victory and induced Mr. Piatt to join with him in a twofold resignation. His letter to the governor charged Garfield with duplicity and falsehood, and was a bitter arraignment of the President. His brief announcement to the Senate that he had resigned, together with an equally terse note from Mr. Piatt, was read without com ment and twenty-four hours later the nomination was confirmed. The sequel did not come, however, until Guiteau fired the fatal shot. Although lacking in dramatic or tragic detail. the fight of Senator Hill, of New York, over the nomination of William B. Hornblower to succeed Associate Justice Blatchford on the bench' of the United States Supreme Court was full of interest. It resulted in the rejection of Mr. Hornblower, this being one of the few cases when a President did not have his way. Every one will recall, also, the long fight which Senator Tillman made against the nomination of William D. Cram, a colored man, to be collector of the port of Charleston, S. C. In this instance President Roosevelt did exactly what of Guiteau, lican party which led to the election of Cleveland in 1884. Any serious contest between President Wilson and the Senate may, therefore, be expect ed to have its effect upon the political situation. Already there are murmuring of discontent among members of the New York delegation in Congress odB the alleged unpleasant activity of Secretary ' McAdoo in the matter of New York patronage. The recent overwhelming victory of the Republi cans in the State has left the Damocrats in a more or less angry state of mind, and it is within their power to make considerable trouble for the administration. The President, on the one hand, and the Senate, on the other, 'will have to act with much tact if they arc to avoid the appearance of disagreement. They may be able to do so; but the developments of the past week do not augur well for the peace and harmony of the future. It may be that President Wilson's administration is to add another interesting chapter to the history already written of notable controversies in which the President and the Senate were the principal contenders. And, it might be remarked in passing, President Wilson's make-up has in it more of iron than of clay. A Modest Request. At a recent gathering of J-,0 Presbyterian min isters in New York City, it was decided to ask President Wilson, "as a fellow Presbyterian," to put a stop to the Kuropean war at once. Such a request, it was argued, coming from these repre sentative members of a religious organization in which the President enjoys the distinction of being an elder, could not fail to meet with prompt and satisfactory compliance. Thus far, the President has not declared his in tention in this matter. It is not at all improbable that he is not so sure of his mediatory power "as a fellow Presbyterian" as he would like to be. There is some reason 10 believe that already he has permitted the impression that he stands ready to act as peacemaker to go abroad; not "as a fel low Presbyterian," however, but simply as the Chief Executive of the most important neutral na tion. Realizing, as he must, that there has been little disposition on the part of the belligerents to avail themselves of his kindly readiness, it should occasion no surprise should he hesitate to test his peacemaking ability "as a fellow Presbyterian." Having once decided to make the request, it would have been only logical for the ministers to acquaint the President with their method of put ting an immediate stop to the war. Clearly, it cannot be done by moral suasion or by1 any appeal, however eloquent, to the humanitarian instincts of the combatants. So powerful and resourceful an advocate of the moral necessity of peace as the Roman Pontiff has not yet succeeded in calling off the dogs of war, and, even "as a fellow Presby terian," the President could hardly expect to exert a wider influence than that of the Pope over the infuriated races now battling on the Kuropean continent and elsewhere. Nor is it agreeable to be forced to the conclu sion that the ministerial gathering meant to sug Woodman, spare not that Christmas tree. The poor politician we will have with us always. I Now would be a good time to buy an electric fan for next summer. . If you don't pay your note when it is due the bank is mighty apt ta sue. -I- ' Some people love to put one over on their enemies, and let it go at that. Secretary Garrison seems to hope that soft answer will turn away a exican. The man who takes himself seriously is often regarded as a joke by other people. 1 t You can see them in the ten-cent store any day now, trying to find some- thing for father. It must be admitted that Turkey is the foremost apologizer among the nations of the earth. 1 I People who advise us not to worry are generally the ones who have nothing to worry about. Some lawyers will have to hunt some other means of a livelihood when the Thaw case is settled. That Ohio farmer who has been married seven times it certainly wedded ! to the idea of matrimony. The discovery of the new gold field in Colorado means, we fear, another increase in the cost of living. I The Pennsylvania man who warned the saloon-keepers not to sell him l:quor is in a class all by himself. 1 It was a man in a Southern town who exclaimed: "If there is no hell, please tell me where business went." Still, we think those Arizona people ought to have known better than to build a town so close to the Mexican border. : - It is winding up just as we thought it would. People arc now paying professionals to dance the new danco ior them. The finest example of jumping from the frying pan into the fire that we have ever seen was when the Mexicans banished I'orfirio Diaz. GRATITUDE AS THE REAL KEY TO CHRISTMAS JOY By "BILLY" SI ".DAY. Nineteen hundred years aco a star ! Never before have we so eerieuaty faced : the nutation of our obligation to Al- 1 iimrirn nunarra years aco a scar . . , . laatsad above a lowly mancer in Bethle- ""hty Ood There are thousand, of ' SBW . .hm-on,. mn. mi. , heavy-hearted, world-worried men and Judea the anals heralded the beginning T""""' ?? .""" nVr ".TV-li TTi ""' of the life 6t Jesus Christ upon this i ,n unt" ,nelr "VM " ,,nk w,th Umm earth. And now once more the birthda ChrUrt f the Saviour approaches. Tt,rTr ' no f "v " must use or lone. i iir ui. ott ii- How fast these festal days follow one another Only a few days aso I was penalna a Thanksgiving Day message. Now we are looking forward with happy hearts and bright anticipations to iria tendom's great gift-giving day. Oratitude Inspires In us the grace of giving. Oratitude is the great original source of noble living and service. Just as sin la the original source and root of all selfishness. The great all-seeing eye of Ood. aa It surveys this planet, with all Its scenes of retelry and It" riot of sin. beholds but on festering ulcer selfish nessand gaxea upon one thing of great beauty gratitude which recognises in every need of man the voice of Ood. The Immortal Prances E. Wllhard said: "I regard ingratitude as one of the basest of sins." The Psalmist said: 'What shall I ren der unto the Ijird for all His goodness to mT' Then answers his own question by saying: "I will take the cup of salva tion ami call upon the name of the Lord.' nothlnc out. and that's why It is dead. Many livrs are like the Dead-Sea. If you would have the Joy of Christmas, von must rind It la doing what Jesua did. He went about doing good. No on will ever And the Christian sacrat of happy life save by trying to make it easier for others to do right and harder to do wrong. 9 There is lov in lifting any btirdana of others, as the little girl found It who was carrying her laby brother acroaa tha street. He was almost as big as she was. "Isn't he heavy?" asked a passer-by. , "!h. no: he's my brother." Tou cannot be a Christian without be ing a good fellow in the sense of trying to lielp others to I- good, or, as some im has put It. "Kxcem you erect the erosa In your own heart. Jesus will profit yon nothime." O Holy 'hlld of Bedil. hem. Descend on us. wr pray: " i'sst out our sin and enter In; Be born in us today. THE OPEN FORUM. Failure of "Freshmen" Suffragists to Defeat Members of Congress. Editor of The Washington Herald: Apropos of tha reient editorial In The Herald. "The Tasslng of the Boy oil." by the suffragists, saying that the boy cott is not the 'legal Unxuage of the JAPAN IN CALIFfJRNIA rl of onlessplale,! Hostile How Cardinal Spends Christmas Cardinal Olbbons. like most pt-opl- who have lived always in the South-for a time, it must be remembered, he was south of Maryland has always regarded Christmas, even from the secular point of viw. as the great holiday of the year. In the church calendar it is. of course, with him as viith others, the supreme festival-the nativity of the Sav ior; but he cherishes slso the beautiful traditions that have grown up about it from year to year since Christianity be gan In the history nt the worm KrcharUt cannot he perfoi ined if any food or drink has bet n taken frnm the midmsht preceding. Therefore, the cardi nal doe not break his fast until his ''hristinas dinner, which i serv,-d about .' o'clock. In the afternoon the cardinal reads and rests, and about - o'clock takes his customary walk and eiij.n th stghls and sounds of Christmas in the M reels. lie gives a few rresents to those par ticularly dear in his este-m and receives a number Rooks and pillules flsure in these exchanges. He lakes much Inter- The cardinal, even at his pres'nt age. I est in th charity work at mis period. . elenrates the solemn high mass receives friend-, anrt may even pay a tew nlwavs at the Cathedral near the middle of the day on Chrl-tmas. This he has done for many years. And It Is no light duty at his time of life, as he must fast from the night before, since the rite of the 1 'hj i.-rm.1?1 visits himself. In short, hi loe the day. and no doubt often looks back to the many Christmasej of th rasl in his Ion and active life here a:id elsewhere. I eglalatioa Heachea Tokyo. Press dispatches reaching Japanese newspapers from the other side of the Pacific ring the chanaas. day by day. on the outlook for more antl-Jananise leals- mischief and yet keep them I:. Mi.n when the California lawmakers 1 This Is especially true in the meet next year. What may be regardfd as reports well authenticated have reach- n citlzsn. 1 eu Japan telling of the intentions ax .-oin-' 1- . I .e lh. m.ml.. r. a t Vw I .lit..r.,iu l.al.lu . IS IOO ." ". Hi-iii.vi. vi in- - ..1 ii. i-.ii-ia I HAS AN 18-H00M "FLAT. M L' a r M ad a m I am and thank you v-ry much of November lU siii . by yourwlf. the vice president and executive mem tier of your association, informing me 'f youi rnvt hltifinn nti itnnt awl I . . - mi' lo.nlAiit.ti t . . ...,..,...... ,... ...-. U U-.. .... I' U-l I.VII 'M Best arnieH intervenllnn le. ihe I're.iH.t Tl..l,nr nenate. 1 appreclait- this expression . . ...,.... ,w ,,, , n-iuiiu. i neat or vmirt Ihn ture. These retortj srr numerous come from so many and varttd our . and are s., positive that it is not easy I" l) rush them a)d' wit h the substance of a single negative statement purn-.-rt-tng to emanate from ertain unnamed "leading Japanese in Sma Francisco. Indeed, this niinoritr reort has Ly no meau obliterated the writ. rig on the wall. The responsible Japanese newnpanerat are very earnestly engaged in a discission of "the -Mtuation in California." inking aa their text a being the absolute truth the positive reports of "more anil-Japanese legislation." They hope thseKH tlvo report an anon ranjn dementi is true, but they frankly disbelieve it. The utterances of these re?iunsilIr Japanese newspapers on the whole have lieen pro- P-r and dignified. They have been and ing Use 'I A A -V I courts;" and that "the Ameri whether in politics r bust stubborn to b coerced." it may be added Lihat if ther r-"man,s a doubt of the cfailure of the "freshmen" of thtr Con gressional t'nion. who atlempted to d -feat Democratic member for Congress In the States where women have Ihe vote, tetters now received from re-elected members of the Senate and the llous of Representatives, would establish the I fact. These communication are in reply to letters from the D. . W. 8. A., sent with congratulations and kindly expres sions of recognition of the loyal services of these officials on behalf of the en franchisement of women, a a appreciated by the "ix.st-grsjri'iatf'" in" the move ment. The "post graduates' having been In the field for many years since they received their "sheepskins." have gained wisdom and dbjen tlon in cam paigning in all political parties, have learned the value of neutralty: and have also st the same time added a bit lo their "u" J know led a:.- of human nutur. , ' v ed The two following letter are from a i TiaiT newspapers responsible and Irre- to the inpiy-viates. uniy one nnjeci can I'nlted Statea Senator, and a member ' Iolhe will b- using this discussion be carried at a time, and if it is dropped of the Mouse of Kep'resen tat Ives from , rJuD- Then wo m' ,tHk for some I the carrier must return it to the plats Ststes which have enfrar.. hished their VrI Plaln 'lk. indeed. Americans rcsi-jand start over again. A prize may be omen. cm iu .i....,i.. onaoie 10 speax ior ineir given to the contestant wno nils nia piaie fManila I'-ilifn.n.a A . 1 1 needle and thread. At a signal, all begin stringina tne orn. The one puing- ini-t in a piven length of time is ed a prize. Uiw- hildren pencils and paper and i then read a paragraph from a bonk back j ward. Read each word slowly and have the children write them down as you I read them. When you have finished. have the children begin at t:ie lat-t word ;the hav. taken ilown ami write the ! paragraph forward. The youngster whose j paragraph shows the punctuations placed I nearest to the wav t!:ey are printed in J the book sets the book as a pi-;s . IMace a row of plates on the floor along lone ssde of the room. Have .1 ilpt-- for I each child and let each plate hold an orange, fan apple, and twenty pi- are self-respect Ing. But th. tjueation is I candy. A eiual number of empty p.ates on the tapis. We may look for more of I should he placed on the opposite side or it. and if from -some more authentic . the room. Ami each youngster with a 1 positive assurance is not re- 1 tea.-poon and at a given signal let them .'ithin the next sixlv days, the transfer the contents of the (died plates New Chnttmat Games. Uunm: the holiday school vacation It is difficult to keep the youngsters out of, lr. Heajaaita Than Latest of rw sinus.', I lork'i tpsrl-iesl Dnellrra. eveninr:. when they cannot play out of doors. A- -suggested solution of the problem will be , J" foirn.l in the follow ine cames: Olve each child a low I of popcorn am nrst. in receipt of 1 "'coos 10 . amornia or 10 sive any as :.r the letter . surance lhat the right of lease-hold will not le taken froni th- Japanese by California In discrimination from all other foreigner, will find the discussion. The uuill pen to say the least of it. 1 uilisi isaatlll Tlie 1 London. The It mole iM'.-t-l.e of an error! ."- -' ... v j-pno ui- 11. niiai Bun- , o-o cuiisci.aii would inolvc a thcolos-ical difficultv of the irravest Instituted and vigorously prosecuted here ; derful roaalatenry. has ignored former and none of th , . . .. u c 1 - . - , . . ' hy the so-called Congressional l'nion. and r buffs and shown vert real friendship pletelv 1. "woo. oc mii iu inv. amicm urrcsy wuicu 1 oesignea to secure my uereal merely oe- tor America and American The Quill's Last Stand. kind. taught that sin might be tolerated in order that grace should abound. Tt might even be construed into a practical application of the pernicious doc trine that the end justifies the means. It is not at all likely that the ministers meant to invoke the militant aid of the commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the I'nitcd States. What they really seemed to mean was simply that he should exert his potency "as a fellow Presbyterian" to put an immediate stop to the war. We shall be interested in the outcome, and, if it shall prove to be successful, we hope that tha President will make use of his possible facility; "as a fellow Presbyterian" to pacify Mexico. cause I belong to the I'emocratu- partv. The effort. In fact, helped me materially t is a melancholv fact In human ex- not quite extinct in il profession, which Is clings to it tenaciously courts w-ouUI be riam- Mjulpped wttho'it a plentiful sup- cannot but ! nlv of coin! goose .nulls. llav.- vou ne embarrassed. Wo'il.l it not be well 1 noticed what an Indispensable accessory and wise, theiefore. to cut short the dis-th- uuill la to counsel, whether In osten- pertence that th- beat of causes are fre- 1 ""'"" """ ",in "' utterance rrom an . tatiouslv taking a role. maKins a speecn. quently hindered and sometimes defeated "unionist ive source In 1 alifornla. which or in helping to point a warning linger at by the foolish conduct of some of its ran ava A afe Assurance that there a hostile witness" London Chronicle. advocates and beneficiaries. ! will lie no ami-Japanese legislation at . vo. - n.11 Ve'y sin,erc,v 'ou"- lhe "ming -session and 10 this extent' T3,r-,iv-r for Marie Dressier No, n. 111. 1 at ieast shoW COuriesv to the guest ! ixeceiver ior marie -vressier. Vy lear Madam: Permit me to ac- wno. with great loyalty and in tine ' N'ew York, He,. I. Justice New-burger jtnowledge receipt of your very kind let-. g00,i faith, is doing h.-r rart to ensure : todac appointed Sampson V'einhandler tVrtcontuTm.0"?.. .Efta" "' 'i' f""',T PVlVS '"! , ",p"L""n""r T2" " .,,! nt ih. ,.-. ..i,..:.,,. - 'n which the people of 1 aliforn a have so I.elia w ton. k-own on the stage as ...... 1 t v .11- ias.Hl 1 v . ' ' ' t . saiiii I ' ' -.-. - - -- --. - . press your appreciation of the service I i """'" " "take. Marie Hressler. in a suit brought by the cheerful is 1 The Falkland Islands. The Falkland Islands have less thaii j, 100 in- tialtitont. inA .1...-. .....I -...1- ?: - .. ..-. ,.,,.. ,IU outtii ami vaint idiMiii 15 ineiri Kor twenty v orinciual inrlnsirv hm thrv have nnu a--.;-..! I could on behalf of ... s-...wi llflndlan nxca place in naval ruMory because almost as many men perished in last Tuesday' sea fight as there are men, women and children in the entire popu lation of the group. New York World. No Place for "Lame Ducks." The lame ducks of this short session have a peculiar reason for staying away. The great ma jority of them stayed in Washington, at the Presi dent's behest, from April 15, 1913, until late in the autumn of 1914. It cannot be doubted that practi cally all of them attributed their defeat to that fact, and to their support of all ihe Wilson policies! They regard Mr. Wilson, now, as a man standing in rubber hip-boots and in very muddy water, with a decoy horn in his mouth which he has been blow ing steadily for nearly two years." They are wiser ducks than they were. And, their salaries continu ing until March 4, they will nurse their wounds in hiding and hope for better things. Some of them may even be capable of going to Washington in the closing days, for the purpose of adding to sal ary mileage at the rate of 20 cents per mile each way. Lame ducks have been known to travel long distance in a very few days under such provoca tion. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Outlook far Coal Export. Coal exports in October were not so large as a year ago because industry has been curtailed in so many countries. But they ought to increase soon. England needs pretty much all her coal for her mighty fleet, and countries that have imported from her must be looking to us for supplies. A Philadelphia coal company has taken a conditional contract for 250,000 tons for South America, and if the financial arrangements can be made in London the order is likely to be quadrupled immediately. Within recent years we have built up a consider able coal export business to Canada, Cuba, some South American ports, and occasionally to Italy and Egypt. The 'ct that freights to the Mediter ranean are generally higher from this country than from Wales is the only reason we have not got a good deal of the South European and Levant trade away from England. The present situation is favor able for greater exports in several directions, but the dullness of business in South America and the involvement of Egypt in the war arc rather against us. Philadelphia Record. have been abb- to render b the cause : 'l would $e-m to of woman Kim rage. The action of voiir oicaiiih .uti the more gratifying in view of the fact of !,,,(,- from the as nauseating aua thm ntinriar the recent pimna on i-rrs. . . . " r-aiini, -n, entativeg f the 8o-called ronrreaslonal ! pil"lon- 01,ht- and even tnat P the t nlon canHi"jed my voters to defeat me because I belonged Japan. commissioner t- the Panama to a parly whi-h has not declared f r ; Exposition leaves this week for San ine pniinii'iappiiieni or women ly. the .indumenta of th not carr anv more we did with the voter of mv district. ! " . c-Pration with a courteous anrt For twenty years I have done what I I "" enignoor. we would all be: very giao. indeed, we of Japan and of America,, indeed, of all nationalities who) love good sportsmanship, to learn that he has been received on the shores of ' America In the spirit that has made America what she I. Japan Times. small thine. ; Coliseum Syndicate. Limited, To: k, I V. Mrs. FUnJan-.Ti . of Pittsburgh, is tne labst ad!i to Kew York .1 colony of wealthy aparini-iit dweller.-. Mrs. Thaw has gin uti her rented Fifth avenue mansion and moved into Hat which eoataina eiKhteen rooms and mx hath. j It is oti the second floor of a building at Sixty-sixth .-nr, et and Park ..wnue. and the rental i said to be 11'1.1 '' a year on a two-year lease- Among Mrs. Thaw a v eaithy neighbor In th building is A. Cb.ua Speckles, th sugar km;. Promoted for Cheerfulness. Trench life takes out of war the hr tli- r- Is of pi, -ii. In war. It is cold. It H wet It is destructive to the r.crve-. V-r the soidier t e er knows w hen the en P - coing to jcet the rang ami tear him into bit and abred. He never know at what hour of tLe day or night he miv be ailed on to charge :itTMs some bul!et-wept fieid. tie rauM count himself in luck if ruin, or sleet. or flood, does not force him out of one trench to dig another trench under fire. nur such circumstances, an r r.eds every bit of cheerfulness It i muster. Thi- is a thing lo put a upon. On cheerful man can mak a score (f nun around htm feel cheeri He can keep ur- spirit where mournful less would make men easy prey of dis ease. !i' re pessimism would lose engage ments. In th-- latest list of promotions - - I by the Brit:-h war office it is to be noted that some of the rewards ha : i made for su h reason a "eheei I and optimism ' and "helping: th to pull together. Service of this sort are jiit as imiortai t as r:i ilantr : action. Th puke tl gallantn ; Thv kfp soldiers soldi- rly. But it is not uiih in war that iheerf;. ness has . i "-':iz,ti value. It is h 1 in regard In ever? peaceful walk of ii V. It brings reward wherever men The familiar offl- e mottoes. "Don't Worry.' 8-miI hc-etful." are nvt mere d ices n ornament to break te monoloii of mall space. They speak for a cooacious ".! f -nim-thing too kn in of whit h :!: world i yet to know. To be be kind, to be courageous. J indeed, for the great State of California . on a judgment m Orange OountytMay I'.'. all - to give a guarantee and an assurance j m campaign repre- pI(.ion doill -ailed ' ongresslonal ' district urging the Prospect, because I belonged Japans c imen. Evident- j Francisco to commence his Anal pr.para- I f.!,. Ii?l& i 'i0051 for this participation by J.pan uin ' tlon than they j a -",iis -ale and in a apUndld spirit j for C-'rt to b enna to the tasks, big or lilt' ith whi h fat1 faces . Toiedo B:hiU 1 and in crowing stronger in th f.illh wiin tne passing or time. again. I remain man auffraKe, 1- in the Thanking you Tours sincerely Pec. ?. I'M 1. The association has received other let ters of the same purport. N. I.OVISA WHITE. President District of ('"liimbia Woman Suffrage Association. Oar llaad In Mexico. Editor of The Washington Herald: Doi-s it not strike vou as the heighth of diplomatic incongruity to read that George C. fa .others, our consular agent In Mexico, is using his offices to settle the differ- nces betweeh Villa and Zapata ao as to strengthen the revolt against farranza What feelings do yon Im agine this adion arouses among the fol lowers of Carrnnxa. who for the moment at least, seem to Include the greater number of the Mexican people? ("Brothers' duties are supposed In he to look after the interests of Americans in Mexico: he Is supposed to be neutral as to Internal affairs, and certainly not x pected to side with one armed political faction against anotner. now do you t imagine Germany would look upon onds) of our representatives patching up seri ous difficulties between Gen. French and Gen. JofTre in order to strengthen ihe allies? Secretary of State Bryan Is commit ting a great . rror by allowing Carothers to middle in the Internal affairs of Mexico, and to gain the favor of on-" clique, sac: lflce the good friendship of the nation at large that President Wilson has won by his "hands-on"' policy. K.VRIQI'E SIMPSON. Morning Smileta. RcaaUamlnarut. is readjusting Jtvtmtfin Hhees & t . .' - . v uj ttj9 mnj0 jeemmoi utf- yetrrg lt.elf. hit What Killed the Turkey? Henry Watterson. the Louisville Jour nalist, told this story at a recent dinner partv: v "On day when I waa city editor of a small newspaper a Una turkey waa left at the office. We all hankered after the bird, but the editor finally claimed it. took it home, and had It cooked for din ner. The next day a letter was handed In to him. which he opened and red: "Mr. Editor: I sent yon a turkey yes terday which had been the cause of much dispute among us. To settle a bat. will vou please state In tomorrow's issue what the turkey died atT' Pathfinder. "Business along new lines. "How so?" "A foreign noblewoman ha Just mar ried an American millions ire." Puck. Tfce Square Deal. 4 look nere. said an excited man to a aruggisi, you gave me morphine for quinine thismorning." "Is that so?" replied the druggist. "Then you owe ma 9 cents." Christian Register A -Sky Pilot. "1 see where a Missouri preacher has quit the ministry to become a chauf feur.'' "1'mph" Probkbly wasn't helping peo ple along to heaven fast enough." Flor ida Times-l'nion. Much Interested. "When the British attacked Washing Con in 1S13 all the Congressmen had to leave the city. Of course, they came back later." "Did they collect mileage both waya?" eagerly inquired the Congressman ad dressed. Louisville Courier -Journal. A Nice Man. a. Our idea of a nice man is an industri ous and well-behaved young fellow thirty four years old who abandons Ihe shame and disgrace of bachelorhood and mar ries a widow with Ave children. Houston Post. Bomb I'runf. Testy Old Woman There now! I guess you won't go around poking your nose into other people's business after tha raking I Just gave you. Reporter WeH. don't get proud about It. madati: you didn't hurt my feelings much. I've been insulted by axparta. Ufa. Look far ear labal "Family Saoe Store" when you bay jhoei. Choose Shoes, SLIPPERS, or HOSIERY There is nothing more practical, use ful, or acceptable. GIFTS FOR MEN. 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Pure Thread Silk Hosiery for ladyl Silk Hosiery for lady or gantla or gentleman, any color. In Christ-1 man, any color, mas box as n " 56c Pair. 25c ?ur- Four pairs in Xmas box makes a Two paira make a nlca rift. I nice g-lft. STRASBURGER'S FAMILY SHOE STORE A SHOES AND HOSIERY Jos. Strobtvger Co. 310-312 7th St N. W.