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THE EV1NING STAR.
. WASHINGTON. TUESDAY. .. ... ...... .April 11, 1905 CROSBY S. NOYES. ......... Editor 2=n STAN has a regular and permanent Pamily Circulation mush more than the combined circulation of the other Wash Iagton dailies. As a New and Advrtis tng Medium it has no competitor. "I2a order to avoid delays on account of persenal absene, letters to Tl? STAM should not be addressed to any individual onaaeted with the omoe, but simpl7 to TEN STAM, or to the aditorial or 3usi aess Departments, according to tenor or purpose. America. Wherever the President has spoken at any length on his present journey he has appealed to national pride, and wherever the entament has been uttered it has been v;gorou.sly applauded. The south and the southwest alike have responded. The peo ple seem to be of one way of thinking on that point. Nationality is the dominant sp,:rit. Old states like Kentucky. compara tively new states like Kansas and Texas, and territories like Oklahoma and Indian Territory, on the eve of becoming states. hear with equal pleasure the message of out meaning and our opportunities as a nation from the lips of the man who has been called to the highest office in the na tion. It is gratifying and encouraging in the highest degree. This sentiment, fortunately for us, iS based upon substantial things. It is not the product of spreadeagleism, but of a spreadterritorialism. We see our way clearer for having broadened our purposes. Our national pride is the greater because of the fact that we have more to be proud of than ever. We are no longer, as Mr. Olney several years ago expressed thank+ fulness for, a hermit nation. Our concern new is with the advancement of the world, and we realise the fact that we have a part to play in the great drama. We have been studying geography-running our eyes and fingers over the globe-and have prof ited by our discoveries. In the language of a famous Alabama statesman, we are beginning to appreciate where we are at. In the section therefore once given over to the doctrine of states' rights we see manifestations now of the liveliest ap proval of all assertions of national power and duty. The cotton planter no less than the cotton manufacturer wants, not Texas. not Alabama, not Mississippi alone, but the whole country to share in the develop ing markets of the far east. He wants the Panama canal built and opened for traffic at the earliest possible day. He can see how impotent a state or a few states would be in such calculations, but how potent the nation is. It takes a great power to do great things, and he rejoices in the fact that we are a great power. The President has had but to suggest these things to his audiences to arouse hearty and genuine enthusiasm. Of course, we shall be told that the great ness of a nation is not to be reckoned by the extent of its territory, the money value of its trade, the size of its army and the number of its warships. But the question is not academic or millennialistic. We are in the world, and a part of it, and must do as the world does. We are a great na tion. as the world construes the word, and must do the work cut out for us by the world's standards. Judge Dunne Means Business. Judge Dunne starts in like a man in earnest. Of course he is in earnest. He would not have been selected to make that race in Chicago upon so important an issue unless he had measured up personally to a high standard. He believes in the- Issue upon which he has been elected mayor, and he gives evidence immediately of a purpose to test it as thoroughly as possible. The city of Glasgow, Scotland, owns and operates its street rmilways, and Judge Dunne, through the mayor there, has in vited the manager of the properties to visit him in Chicago and discuss means and methods. The invitation has been accepted, and an early day in May fixed as the time for the Scotch official's arrival in Chicago. Much good should result from the visit. It is suggested that this is putting the cart before the horse. Judge Dunne is re minded that he must Srst catch his rail road: that before he will have use for any thing that this Scotch expert may tell him he will have to clear a way to where lawyers and financiers have more impor tant messages. How are the legal difficul ties with which his task bristles to be overcome, and when they have been over come where is he to find the enormous sums of money necessary to make the mare go? Still Judge Dunne does well to take hold of the problem at once, and in his own way. This Scotch expert may have a message for him reaching far beyond the' mere details of running cars on schedule time and on a paying basis. He is prob ably familiar with the whole story of Glasgow's venture in street railways, and much of it may be instructive in inaugu rating the venture that Chicago has de cided upon. Glasgow has made a decided success of her venture, ad where it is possible to copy the Scotch in matters of business it is usually profitable to do so. At all events let us hope that Judge Dun'ne as mayor of Chicago will give this matter every attentIon; that he will prove it good,l or prove It bad. It is a matter of great moment. We are a hospitable people as respects public policies. We discuss them freely when first presented, and of such as we decide to try we seek the real value. Municipal ownership of public utili ties is now of general interest. If it is a good thing, and the second city in size in American proves it so, other cities will adopt it. If it is not a good thing, or even not a material advance on private owner shIp or private operation, it will be to the public advantage for a great city like Chi .eago, with all eyes fixed on her, to demon strate the fact. It. a still regarded as almost a certainty that the Washington club wiHl play better bell than it did last suammer. Rojestvensky feels like a man who may at almost any time be called home to apol ogize. Tramnps. Year after year 'sociologIsts attack the tramp problem in the hope of finding the cause or perhaps the .cure, only to confess, after long study. thai it Is beyond their reach. The great army of restless men and boys corntinues to grow in numbers,. more rapidly -In -times of industrial depression. but nevertheless steadily enough to keep tie tanks always crowded. Where do they come frotn.. these discontented, disheart oned, dissolute, incapable wanderers? What becomes of them? How do they live? What are their aims, if any beyond the mere search for means of exiBteace? What caha be don. to cure their condition? Most students of this question agree that the causes of the tramp evU are of two general Mnds, Industrial and templeramen-, ta1, and that If the former were removed, by' the provision of honest labor at good wages for all wiling to work, there would sti be a large number of men who proe to wande? about the country, living from bad to miebth, dsebh is 1psn charity a atrest or when mdo&lQ a d alU "witi associates of their own kind. From the be ginnings of society there have been tramps in some guise and under one name 01 another, and probably until the end of time there will be recrlts to the army of the preferably unemployed. Yet, disregarding this inevitable remnani of tramps by choice, the question of those wanderers who are forced into this Worth less life by economic conditions is a most serious one. They constitute the real problem, for they are a symptom of a social disease. On this point the following statement by Raymond Robbins, of the Northwestern University Settlement House of Chicago, before a Brooklyn audience the other night is highly suggestive: "The great class of homeless men in this country is constantly being recruited from the best boys of America, not the worst. I say deliberately that the majority of home less men, our tramps and casual laboring men, are American-born, and in some cases they come from our best American families. It has been proved that the foreigners stand so much harder treatment than the Ameri can boy that they are every day displacing the American boy in our great industries, and that he is going out on the streets and 'on the road.' " Here is a choice of evils. The hardy for eigners are coming to this country by the tens of thousands monthly, scattering into the unsicilled trades and displacing the less sturdy Americans. If the employers, out of motives of good public policy for the sake of the atmosphere of their establish ments. give the preference, even at a dis advantage, to Americans, the foreigners are likely to drift themselves into the ranks of the wanderers. Which is- better, or rather less menacing, the native born or the for eign born tramp? Bailey and Hogg. The Star's suggestion that the exchange of compliments between Mr. Roosevelt and ex-Gov. Hogg might enter into the next senatorial contest in Texas finds echo in the dispatches from that state. Gov. Hogg, we are told, is not an avowed candidate for the Senate. but because of his prominence in affairs at home and his taste for politics it is the opinion of many of his friends that Mr. Bailey's seat may tempt him, and that a later day may find him frankly contend ing for it. If such should prove true, the people of Texas will enjoy a rousing cam paign. Mr. Bailey won his seat in the Senate over Horace Chilton. The contest was very unequal. Mr. Chilton, while a good man and a good lawyer, was wholly without fire or magnetism as a speaker, and knew few if any of the arts of the politician. Mr. Bailey, on the other hand, had distinguished himself in the House by the aggressiveness of his deliverances, had come to be rated as one of his party's most capable and promising men, and had entered the race with the hearty good wishes for success of many democrats of other states, who be lieved the party would be benefited by his promotion to the Senate. He soon had his rival on the hip, and won easily. Gov. Hogg is something on Mr. Bailey's own order. He has stature, which in a public speaker is a valuable asset. He has the orator's fire and vocabulary. He knows all the ropes. He knows his people, from having canvassed the state repeatedly, and several times as a candi date for office. He is a Texan to his finger tips-a physical giant, full of good cheer and good stories, equally at home in a rich mansion or a cowboy's shack, and an easy mixer with all sorts and con ditions of men. Given then a contest be tween two such leaders, and there is guar anteed excitement enough to stir even an empire like Texas from one end to the other. Still, hearty as has Mr. Roosevelt's re ception been by the people of Texas, Gov. Hogg will find if he makes this race as a "Roosevelt democrat that he cannot capi talize at the polls the President's indorse ment. The people of Texas do want the open door in the far east and the Panama canal, and they approve of Mr. Roosevelt's attitude in both matters. Nevertheless they are democrats, with all that that im plies in the lower southern states, and after Mr. Bailey has appealed to them in the old manner and in the old strain they will vote in the same old way. The south was very fond of Mr. McKinley on personal grounds, and secretly applauded his poli cies, but voted against him in 1900, after he had disclosed himself and his policies, as eagerly as in 1886, when he had to be taken largely on trust. Mr. Rockefeller Again. Mr. Rockefeller is exhibiting the Chris tian spirit-is obeying the highest com mand. Smitten on one check, he forth with writes another. He emphasizes his humility, too, by making the second check for the same amount as that which brought him so severe a blow. The figure of a hundred thousand has been burned Into his memory. He will probably use It in fu ture In all of his smaller contributions to religious and educational schemes. Evi dently he is going on as before, giving where his sympathies and his judgment direct, and confident of the result. As he sees, and as others see, it is too late, if It were logical, to press the point raised by his New England critics. Using the lan guage of the everyday, he is already "in" so much that he has a recognized standing among the givers of large sums for pub lic purposes. Those who have kept tab on his benefactions put thc amount to date at over thirty millon dollarg. This sum is not large for Mr. Rockefeller, but it is enor mous judged by ordinary standards, and as his mind is set in that direction and his purse practically inexhaustible we shall continue to hear from him from time to time as the hat by one person or another is passed around. Mr. Rockefeller has no doubt received many private assurances that his money would willingly be accepted without insin uations or criticism. President Baers assurance that there is no sentiment in the coal business is not in any way calculated to disturb previous un p'ressions. Chicago politicians may yet figure out some scheme by which even a municipal ownership system may develop a share of graft. The western farmers manage to be com paratively easy in their minds unless they, are among those who have struck oil.' Mrs. Chadwick is still of the opinion that worse people than she is have -managedj t secure vindications. Mr. Lawson spoke admiringly of ,certdirl traits of Mr. Rogers. but the latter refuses to reciprocate. As a diplomat, Castro shoulld claim the full approval of the Sultan of Turkey. Sunday School Whistling. A certain famous bandmnaster, once a resi dent of Washington. used to say that when ever he composed a tune which he hoped would appeal to the popular -ear ho tested its merits before publication by, haying it played before an audleyes of boys gath ered from the streets.' If the 'yeungteas could whistte the tune after hearing it ones be Called it good and put li foft3. . *For,' be eas. -It te tun. enmel as canighi by time boy who whistles it has -' ehance to succeed* ltmusnt appeel to ha Arst.". This truth 1i6 be - by 1 4lIhwm boye wver the0 ate eaud 4 e respeetl64e traMnMaUd A. b*eRh te o sical sound. Hardly does a song of a "cateby" lilt Iond from the stag or the street planes before it Is to be heard on the streets In shrill vibrations. It is the small boy who starts the peoceses He ma not be able to master all the .melody. He may catch only a bar or two of the refrain, but he gets.ho o,the dominant notes and puckers persistently, even maddeningly, un til theatmasphere Is a-thrill with anatches of "all the latest popular songs of the day," as the street vendor of the music sheets proclaims. The directors of a big Sunday school in Camden. N. J., have declded to utilize this tendency of the small boy to express his musical soul through the puckered lips. They know that the average youngster is not as a rule fond of singing. The moment he opens his mouth in song he becomes self-conscious and loses his nerve. He probably sings far off key and spoils a chorus. But let him whistle and he will carry the melody through and enter seal ously Into the work of rendition. So these wise directors have proclaimed that hence forth in the choral singing In their Sunday school all the children shall sing the verses and the boys shall whistle the chorus. The effects of this announcement are al ready manifest In an increased attend ance. The boys who heretofore have kept away from Sunday school because they were shy of the singing now attend in numbers, and when the choruses of the hymns are reached a great volume of sound arises that attests to the interest that has been awakened In the youngsters. The ex periment has been pronounced a success, and is being studied by other Sunday schools in Camden. An,English physician has seriously an swered the theory attributed to Dr. Osler. The British temperament still refuses to see a joke. The boy who went to school in his bare feet and studied by candle light was never in any fear of the meningitis germ. There is no denying that Mr. James Hyde gives good dinners, even if there Is a-little trouble about settling the check. A week's delay more or less in the Nan Patterson case will not figure much in the sum total of time consumed. Santos Dumont declares that he is going to build an air-yacht. The castle in the air is now a back number. SHOOTING STA1t. Both in Small and/Great' Things. "So they smashfd your laundry and looted your cash drawer," said the police judge. "They did," answered the intelligent Chi naman. "And what did you do?" "Nothing. They followed the usual cus tom and conyinced me that it was to my interest to remain neutral." Incautious. "What I admire about Rojestvensky," said ono Russian officer, "is his reckless bravery." "Reckless bravery?" "Yes. In allowing himself to get Into the same ocean with the Japanese." A Respite. The races soon will vanish, But not beyond recall. They will let the foolish money Accumulate till fall. The Voice of the Kicker. "Do you favor municipal ownership?" "No," answered the taxpayer. "If I am to take chances on paying assessments on lines that don't pay I want the privilege of selecting the stock myself." Useful Speeches. "A man in public life should learn to say 'no.' " "Yes," answered the beef magnate. "And when there is an investigation on he should learn to say 'I don't know.' " Admonition. Lay low, Mistuh Fishin' Worm, I gives you warnin' fair. De sun is shinin' warmer an' I has some time to spare. De ripple's on de river Dat's a singin' soft an' slow. I don' wan' no advantage, Mistuh Fishin' Worm, lay low. I's gwlne to do some diggin', An' It ain' no fault o' mine If right soon you lsn' swingin' In de water on a line. So you wants to start an' burrow Jes' as fas' as you kin go. I's givin' you fair notice. Mistuh Fishin' Worm, lay low. Expelled for Bribery. From the' San Francisco Call. The California senate made a precedent. in its expulsion of the four members for the crime of. bribery. Up to that time no legislature in the United States had taken such action in punishment of that offense. Members charged with bribery had resigned, and some had been sus pended. but none had been expelled. The South and Roosevelt. Frtm the Sa'n Fianelsco Chronicle. The President Is receiving hearty ovations In' the south. The people who thought no language too bitter to use In speaking of him during the campaign which resulted in his election are now hurrahing for him. All of which shows that it is unwise to regard ante-election charges or assertions as the real opinion of a people. Has Been Said Before. From the Den,er News. The creation of vast private fortunes out of monopolization of public utilities will soon be ended. The public is becoming "wise." Alfonso's Bridet Fross the Portland Oregoninm. Not to have been mentioned as a bride for King Alfonso has become a distinction among European princesses. Insurance Joke. From the New Yerk Sun. A wit says that some lead the simple life, some the strenuous life and some thre equi table life. Where vs. New, Fmom the Providence lenrnal. The difference between Mr. Richard Cro ker and Mr. John D. Rtockefeller would seem to be that oe is asked where he got it, while the question put to the other re lates to how he got it. Never Dormant. From the urlingtos Free Pess. Bryan has changed from the position of the Democratic candidate couchant to that of the Democratic lion rampant. Probably Eed a Better One. Frem the East Ijvepol (Oldei TrIhe. To corrc a lonag-tsam=ug imose the'he Iowa politlelani il1ease note that. - a.Ohio anan, has demloel a sederal ap lutument. Psom the -3mae= Aaeis ElPkes; Flour !tomake a hit with cooks and usevives who e It a fair trial. -"CERES" Flour is the best and pur est Flour in the market and it al ways yields the lightest, whitest, sweetest and most nutritious bread and rolls and the most delicious cake and pastry. Ask your grocer Ce- res" Flour _ual refuse substitutes. Wm. M. Gait & Co., Wholesalers of "Ceres" Flour, First St. and Ind. Ave. It Those Arranging for After-Easter WEDDINGS will find it to their advan tage to consult us with ref erence to furnishing Car riages for same. E7Elegant, stylish Turnouts; ex perienced and courteous coachmen, prompt service; very reasonable rates. DOWNEY'S Stables & Repository, 1622-1628 L St. 'Phone 2286. ap11-tn,tb,Su.40 JheStandard 'Town & pov EAR Invariabl Country" Paint THE CHEAPEST. If you've bad to repaint Conitr your home every sea ryrJ son or so in order to keep it presentable you'll readily realize PMl NT; n EC MwY which often wears satisfactorily for 10 pr or 15 years. $.75 gar. rPrepared in many ga.shades. I-iHU1ll REILLY, PAINTERS' SUPPLIES, GLASS & MIRRORS. 1334 New York ave. apl-tu,th,Sa,40 * Our Fine Bakery Goods Are Served in Our Luncheon Dept. E BN you buy, buy the best you can get. In confec tions that means Reeves Chocolates and Bon Bons. grade confections eeves, 1209 F St. 25c. a Can For Varnish Paint, -the 'beet 'and flho#t lasting paint to us& on "lawn and porch benches. swins ad -dthe like. Red and greeff. ~Leide a permanent, glossy finish. Best Painta ter Ali Purposes. Gieo.F.Muthi &Co. Fcrj:etsy418 7th Street. ap11-28d SPARKXLING ALE. A deligthtful warm weather drink - stimulating - appetiz ing-pure: Served at bare. -.-. I amity trade supplied, ii 76Te. dos. bottles, -1.50 ease. Ci ,,'asblngton Brewery co., 4,th and F eta. n.e. There? Guis GENUlNE~ BrownBread nourishigthe meet invliing ordet4r regi,.table dWi e rbe.. ~~~iyeed.COR. 18T iT. ra er , t. AV. ~e ts can ew PriEhT. PIAO r Umbrelhmr *w** Honts lrame; hanees et atetiin& borl, naurl wood; $ $1.48. Exceptional 6 59c. Foulard Silks. 45-in. Bla All new designs, 21 In. wide; eatln CI ground, In figures, rings and dot ef- Crepes ofe fects; all shades; they are positie a hurry. Anoth+ worth 5Sc. Choice from the ontie as- you tomorrow. ( sortment tomorrow. on sale. Don't a cortemblate a p 39c. yard. Chin4. Black Taffeta. Black Jaf 36-in, wide. superior make; reliable 1 pieces 36-Im service assured. Remember, we carry washa le; value more wide Black Taffetas than any popu!ar cloth foi house in the city. This will be our launder perfectly leader. Value $1.35. feet black. 98c. yard. 59c. 27=in. Glace Habutal, 59c. Pretty Changeable Japanese Silk for house gowns, also kimonas - combinations are blue and white, old rose and white, jasper, reseda and white, pink and white. It is very soft and cling ing in texture. Will launder nicely. Pure nat ural silk. Value, 75c. important Sale' Matting is most ideal, especially for summer I strongly to artistic sense owing t o its beauty. these prices: And Bear in rind Our Matting $10.00 Japanese Matting, $7.48 Roll $12.00 Japanese Matting, $7.20 China Matting, $4.90 Roll; by $8.80 China Matting, $5.91 $10.00 Chin Special Value Screen I In Slip Covers. ee-- r, 4. * ered with best t Five-piece Suite Slip Covers, complete with t made of our special striped dan- hang. Only..... ask, allowing 25 yards to suite; We also m made with French seams... . .......... 49 bring our man for Wine Jelly, thet P ItA most deli cious of des- Foi 35c. qt. serts. or EX Wine Co., Fine Good Pone U. 8 apl-20d Cash or Tir Money Cannot LJohnF.1 Buy Better 937,Penn Eye Service. s t., agrees 9e9Le te en t to any peron he cant please with E a "Spring a Unsurpassedi itpOilflg.flavor. Soc. lb. 934 F St.NW. mb2 t28S.W 132 Interior Enamel ____ -of Exceptional ***********t We-MeritTea .asoltely "*af e-gEarntee to se the bes result. -rher readrab&e. e.itry IN e c ta W. H. Butler Co. m'eo~ .p8-24,eg00-OS C St. NW w.a When You Cooka b Ever Taste MAIN STORE. -e bea rs:t::::-okt mu CloCk inTh -nd . tc es expnie :: Forouca Wa BshlsnAgetone ealighto.75..; 40 ne n La.gO.Hu,tterveed; OS Duhel~LargCake deliered. C-1k4 i * -ebl rse Ca .00 lued..*~** ""Eas go R aLiuorCo., 75ed -. Whi7tse t Barga.. n -piiga isme PRINO PANTr*,r ~eSjeERW I-W.IIAM Value+, 8 A..to 6P.M. tining. -n.,prettiest and most dura ble lining +or ,your s ran g et PO L lathes wide. 50c yd. )Od Silk Values. ick Crepe de Warp Prints and ine. Fancy Silks. red last week went In Silks worth $1.25 to $1.75. All lengthe r great value awaits from 8 to 20) yds.. dipayed on large r 2.5 ones will so table. Choice of thee extreme novelty miss this offer, if YOU silks, the season's ne*qet efects,l1 .tty black Crepe d. Taffetas, Louisines. Palpett 8ies.. yard. 79c. yard. anese Silks. Colored Taffetas. h Black Lyons-dyed. All leading shades; plenty of Navies. rc. te neeat,mostFrench Blues, Browns. llns,a Garnets. n mo Glaces. Black with Blue Brown with summer wear; will Black. Garnet and Black. Blacks, natural finish; per- Creams and White. from the L.arel Silk Mills; value. 7c. yard. 59c. yard. Corean Silks, 30-in. wide, 65 cents. A new and entirely reliable silk, with shell surface - washes perfectly - no pressing re quired ; soft finish, with irregular surface ; shades, pink, light blue, rose, reseda, navy, black, cream and white. ?f 1905 Mattings. iomes-and of all matting the Japanese appeal most For three days there will be a positive saving. Note Comes Full 40 Yards to the Roll. by the Yard 19c. 59.89 Roll; by the Yard 25c. 75c. Japanese Matting Rugs for 59c. the Yard 12 c. ) Roll; by the Yard 15c. a Matting, $7.49 Roll; by the Yard 19c. )oors, 79c. Window Screens, 12yc. ained in walnut, cov- Adjustable Window Screens. stained [ztures to 79c fit windows from 20 si 79c. ,to 34 in. wide. 12 c Only .................... ike Screens and Screen Doors to order. A card will to your house to give you an estimate free of charge. Go to Evans' Drug Storeoand gct NOS * A Glass of -Sale - Dutch Coco change. with ice cream. 5c. glass. It is de licious. We will give you a beautiful ne Payments. Fan, Golf Girl, Ping Pbng, etc. liis & Co., Henry Evans, Druggist, i. Ave. N.W. 922-24 F St. N. W. a6-tf.28 __ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ a 1 *tt."INIu -------- chell's FUSSELL'S Leaf" Tea. ICE CREAM fine, delicate, even 14700fsaw New York hAvn e frmatet -*v . .sa me.m orn LJRCELL of hec e Cream coman. ta ol tan at. a, c b.1427 NlEW York Aveu &Pactifwthicm'"m. P**-gs oou.d tADhe- saHme Poem w mny kesep. mdwil.oaeceterew.tee od lae hn ag.dei seeper mu se cmaslt~d wiishe...w.,e mana ilheeatingisi Co.l >nteaWather Heating.f m comepomete IandWhibes. 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