THE EV1NING STAR.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chicago politicians may yet figure out
some scheme by which even a municipal
ownership system may develop a share of
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
Mr. Lawson spoke admiringly of ,certdirl
traits of Mr. Rogers. but the latter refuses
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
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.
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
"And what did you do?"
"Nothing. They followed the usual cus
tom and conyinced me that it was to my
interest to remain neutral."
"What I admire about Rojestvensky,"
said ono Russian officer, "is his reckless
"Yes. In allowing himself to get Into the
same ocean with the Japanese."
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."
"A man in public life should learn to say
"Yes," answered the beef magnate. "And
when there is an investigation on he should
learn to say 'I don't know.' "
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
Fross the Portland Oregoninm.
Not to have been mentioned as a bride
for King Alfonso has become a distinction
among European princesses.
From the New Yerk Sun.
A wit says that some lead the simple life,
some the strenuous life and some thre equi
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.
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
Psom the -3mae= Aaeis
a hit with cooks and
e It a fair trial.
is the best and pur
est Flour in the
market and it al
ways yields the
sweetest and most
and rolls and the
most delicious cake
Ask your grocer
Ce- res" Flour
_ual refuse substitutes.
Wm. M. Gait & Co.,
Wholesalers of "Ceres" Flour,
First St. and Ind. Ave.
Those Arranging for
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.
Stables & Repository,
1622-1628 L St. 'Phone 2286.
'Town & pov EAR Invariabl
Country" Paint THE
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
PAINTERS' SUPPLIES, GLASS & MIRRORS.
1334 New York ave.
* Our Fine Bakery Goods Are Served
in Our Luncheon Dept.
E BN you buy,
buy the best
you can get.
tions that means
Reeves Chocolates and
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
Best Painta ter Ali Purposes.
Fcrj:etsy418 7th Street.
A deligthtful warm weather
drink - stimulating - appetiz
Served at bare.
-.-. I amity trade supplied,
ii 76Te. dos. bottles,
Ci ,,'asblngton Brewery co.,
4,th and F eta. n.e.
There? Guis GENUlNE~
nourishigthe meet invliing
dWi e rbe..
~~~iyeed.COR. 18T iT.
ra er , t. AV.
~e ts can ew PriEhT.
Umbrelhmr *w** Honts
lrame; hanees et
naurl wood; $
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.
Matting is most ideal, especially for summer I
strongly to artistic sense owing t o its beauty.
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
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
Jelly, thet P ItA
cious of des- Foi
35c. qt. serts. or EX
Wine Co., Fine Good
Pone U. 8
Cash or Tir
Money Cannot LJohnF.1
Buy Better 937,Penn
s t., agrees 9e9Le te en t
to any peron he cant please with
E a "Spring
itpOilflg.flavor. Soc. lb.
934 F St.NW.
Interior Enamel ____
-of Exceptional ***********t
.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
-e bea rs:t::::-okt mu CloCk inTh
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40 ne n La.gO.Hu,tterveed;
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8 A..to 6P.M. tining.
and most dura
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)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,
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
?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
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.
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