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THE EVENING STAR,
With Sumday Vonlaf Edition. WASHIK8TOV, THURSDAY November 20, 1913 THEODORE W. N0YE8 Editor Tta? StmUw Star Jhwiptpar Compur Hus.n^s Offloo 11th St. ar.<l PennsrlTin,. A.?w. ... . ^1iork' : Tribune Rntldlng. f hieago Offlc.; First National Rank Rulldinr huropeau Offlce: 3 Regnot St., London. England. ri><* Evening Star, with the Sunday morning ??ditlon. in delivered by carriers within the city *t 4."> rents p?*r month: dally only. 2S cents per month: Sunday only. 20 rents per month. Orders ?.tay N* sent hy mall, or telephone Main 2440. ? "oilertlon is made by carrier at the end of each month. Payable in advance- hy tnall, postage prepaM. I>ally. Sunday Included, one month, *Sn cents. I>ai'y, Sumlay excepted. one month. 4O cents. Saturday Star, 91 year; Sunday Star, $2.40 year. hntered as aerond-class mail matter at the po#t office at Washington, D. C. I / In order to a*oid delays on acrotint of I^rsonal aMenre. letters to THE STAR should ?? li' addressed to any individual ronnected witt the office. Jiut simply to THE STAR, or to tbr r.ditorial or Business Department, according to tenor <* nurposc. a? - . T Conservation. T ie National Conservation Congress is well employed. More power to its elbow. More time for the eloquence of its elo quent members. Let everybody be heard, and, more or less, heeded. Now is the time for developing, and. if poslble, settling. differences. Later, the Congress ? ?n Capitol Hill must tackle the question and will need, and should have, all pos sible light. One of our few?very few?faults as a people is that we sometimes rush at big things with scant preparation to deal with them. We are apt to undertake soo much, and to hurry after beginning work. Matters are not sufficiently thought out before construction begins. Then w hen we bump into unexpected difficulties we are halted under circumstances that l*get anger and impatience. >\'e have just passed through such an experience with the tariff. The cock-a w hoop of the House had to be revised by he Senate: and the work required four months. We are passing through a simi ar experience with the currency; and the end is not in sight. We are scheduled for another such experience with the trusts. There are "many men of many minds" wrestling with that. And now omes conservation, full of texts for the capitalists, ^he lawyers, the promoters, and all who profess and call themselves friends of true and beneficent national development. When the alarm was first sounded that we were wasting our national resources, and the prediction made that unless a halt was called we should soon be bank upt in things of the utmost importance, the response was hearty. Let us conserve what remained. Let no time be lost in attending to so momentous a matter. The way to conserve was to conserve. Sure! Hut now we discover that the one ques tion has produced a score of others. The remedy is not as plain as the evil. Con serve, yes. But how?. One plan bumps into state rights. Another plan bumps into the national authority. A third plan might play into the hands of private capital at the expense of public interests. A fourth, in protecting public interests against private greed, might make de velopment impossible. And so on. Now. of co'Orse, when all this is pre sented on Capitol Hlli?as it must be when legislation is asked?there will be delay about action. Legislators will be full of curiosity. They will want to understand before voting. They should understand oefor4 voting. The preliminary working out of divi sions. therefore, is so much to the good All now being said at this meeting of conservationists will be treasured, quot able and quoted later. It will help Con gress to decide upon legislation. Some thing should be done. We have been w asting our natural resources, and we shall soon need what remains most press ingly in our business. The Park Public Comfort Stations. The assistant secretary of war. before w horn arguments have been made rela tive to the location in three of the city parks of public comfort stations, will doubtless give the fullest consideration to the views of the citizens who have ap peared before him representing the three neighborhoods affected. it has been shown that in each case there will be a change from the old location except in Lafayette Square, where the former site is to be occupied. There Ms substantial' argument for a change in thi| instance and there would seem to be no particular reason why the change should he made in the other two parks. An establish ment of this nature should be as incon spicuous as possible, and should be lo cated with reference to the greatest pub use and convenience, with the least ixMfsibility of annoyance or embarrass ment to adjacent residents. The fact that work has been started should not necessarily govern in the determination of the cases, for precipitancy is no rea son for persisting in a selection that is objectionable from the point of view of the public welfare. As suggested at the hearing before the assistant secretary, the ideal equipment would be an under ground construction in each case, but this would cost considerably more than the funds available for the purpose. It is to be hoped that in reaching a decision the War Department will be guided by the reflection that these stations are definite ly designed for the public comfort and should not be made in any way a nui sance. but that the incidental discomfort and annoyance of their existence should he kept at a minimum. Dayton, Ohio, is desirous of securing j < ol. Goethals as an official. Dayton's 1 flood experiences appear to have given it j tlie impression that it ranks in impor- 1 tanee along with the Panama canal. | 1'erhaps Stcretaiy Bryan has con tributed a valuable suggestion by show ing that in order to be a successful public lecturer it is not necessary to be a man with a grievance. In .spite of his love of nature there are times when flifford Pinchot reso lutely refuses invitations to take to the woods. John Bassett Moore. loiHi Bassett Moore refuses to discuss the rumor that he will retire from the State Department in March. He is right. The time set is too far away Mr. Moore may not be alive in March. Or between now and then he may receive an offer so tempting to transfer his talents to an other field he could not decline It. All that he now knows and wants the coun try to consider is that he is alive today, and in his place as Mr. Bryan's principal adviser. The rumor grows, of course, out of an impression, widely prevailing, that Mr. Moore is not comfortably situated. Prob ably he is not. Not that the duties of his office are not to his taste, and cer tainly not that he has failed to grasp them in their full meaning. His is an exceptional equipment for the work b? I has In hand. But, as the public is per suaded. he has not the free hand his equipment calls for. If Mr. Moore should retire it might mean more than the country's loss. The country would lose, and heavily. For although he has not the free hand in of fice the public could wish and his talents deserve, the bare presence of Mr. Mdbre In the State Department is an assurance. If things are not satisfactory with him there, they might be much worse without him. But, in addition to this, some bad feel ing might arise between Mr. Bryan and the President. It was the letter's influ ence that induced Mr. Moore to accept office. He was occupied to his liking, but yielded to the President's request and came to Washington. If, therefore, he should retire in March, or later, and the impression prevailed that he had found the atmosphere of the State Department insupportable, the blame might fall on Mr. Bryan. The President might look reproachfully at his premier, as if inquir ing. "Why could not you hold Moore?" There is a tribute to Mr. Moore in this gossip. It testifies to his prominence in the affairs of the administration No such Interest attaches to any other offi cial connected with it below the grade of the cabinet. His importance is con fessed. and the idea plainly conveyed that his retirement, for any cause, would be a heavy loss all round But he is still oq deck, and as the work of the State De partment is growing in interest all the time he may decide to pocket any per sonal or official discomfiture that may ex ist and keep on keeping on. Mr. Wilson and Criticism. Mr. Wilson is discovering that a fa mous old truth applies to men at the top as well as to men at the bottom. You cannot please everybody. Do what you may. there will be somebody to rise up and protest. V\ hen Mr. Wilson as Governor of New Jersey defeated the senatorial aspirations of James Smith, jr., he was charged with ingratitude. Mr. Smith, it was shown, had helped him to the governorship, and in turn, it was contended, should have been assisted by him to the senatorship. But ^r. Wilson could not see the matter that way. W ithout denying his obliga tions to Mr. Smith, he insisted that his obligations to the people of New Jersey as respected the senatorship were greater: and so. by Mr. Wilson's decree, down went Mr. Smith and up came Mr. Mar tine. When Mr. Wilson, by withdrawing Mr. Clayton from the senatorial contest in Alabama, virtually declared for Mr. l*n derwood he was accused of meddling' where he had no risrhr. Let the. people of Alabama be left free to choose their own public servants. And yet Mr. Wil son's act was strictly one of gratitude. Mr. Underwood as leader of the House had stood for the Wilson tariff policy, and here was his reward. In the light of the New Leadership, could Mr. Wilson have done less? W hen the war on Tammany in the mayoralty matter waxed warm, and Mr. Wilson gave his sympathy to the enemies of Tammany, many politicians charac terized his action as ungrateful. Had not Tammany, then in complete control of the state, carried New York for the Baltimore ticket last year, notwithstand ing the lambasting it had received at the national convention? Should not Mr. Wil son at least have kept hands off? The latest case under discussion is that of the appointment of Otto Wittpen of New Jersey to be naval officer of the port of New York. Here objection is raised to the appointment on the allegation that. Mr. Wilson is using the office to dis charge a political debt. In the recent gubernatorial contest in New Jersey Mr. Wittpen retired as an aspirant for the democratic nomination in favor of Gov. Fielder, whom Mr. Wilson preferred, and now Mr. Wittpen gets his reward. Clearly, Mr. Wilson has not been ungrateful toward Mr. Wittpen, although New York democrats?and particularly those in Brooklyn?may ohject to having one ot their choicest plums bestowed upon an outsider. And bo it goes. Mr. Wilson is on both sides of the ledger. Now he is charged with Ingratitude, and now, in his efforts to show gratitude, with exceeding the legitimate provinces of his office. The New Leadership has its perils, but the New Freedom invites them, and Mr. Wil son. having set out on the New Course, will probably keep on keeping on. The simplicity of a republic does not always prevent the development of certain social rules which threaten to reproduce the complexities of court etiquette. It begins to look as if sightseers would be able to drop into Washington at any time of year with confident ex pectations of seeing Congress in ses sion. The case of Harry Thaw exemplifies the fact that an appetite for publicity is not necessarily associated with po litical aspirations. A Mexican member of congress feels that he has done fairly well if he rides in the jail wagon instead of the am bulance. Juarez continues to have a line of publicity thrust upon it which involves no prospect of municipal benefit. Keports of Tammany's annihilation are still regarded by Charles Murphy as unconfirmed rumors. When Huerta announces that he is waiting, he means every word of it. StTeet Safety. Next Tuesday a meeting will be held in this city of the Street Safety Associa tion, which was organized last spring as a result of The Star's agitation for a stricter enforcement of the traffic rules and for the education of the children of the city in the matter of care in the streets. Speakers have been secured who will present three aspects of this general question of safety, in the city, on the railroad and in the mine. Local interest naturally centers in the matter of urban safety, which affects every family, but the whole subject is one deserving of attention, and the meeting will doubtless prove of value in stimulating a helpful interest in the general subject of life conservation. That the lesson of street carefulness has not been learned in this city Is con stantly shown by street accidents that are definitely avoidable and due to heed lessness. Yesterday a little girl who was crossing a street, and according to ob servers was exercising due care, was struck by a wagon turning a corner sharply. The child was seriously injured. This is another instance of the indif ference of those in charge of vehicles to the rule which gives the pedestrian the right of way at street crossings, to which The Star called attention the other day. There will be no safety in the streets until all chauffeurs and drivers? are brought to the point of strict observance of the rules and all pedestrians are taught to "stop, look and listen" before stepping ott the curb and to cross streets only at intersections. The strictest ob servance of the regulations by one side while the other is negligent leaves a wide marjfin of dinger and accidents will result. This is a matter of co-operation and safety wHl result from not merely a clear understanding of the rules but a conscientious effort on the part of all people to respect them. A man who buys books with ,the in tention of using them for bric-a-brac is much more likely to get the worst ofc a bargain than the one who buys books solely for the sake of reading them. No amount of profit distribution ever tempts Standard Oil to reminiscences concerning a certain big fine imposed by Judge I^ndis. Huerta has about as much right to the name, literally translated, of "Victori ano" as young Diaz has to the name of "Felix." SHOOTING STABS. BY PHILANDER JOHNSON. A Proverb Challenged. "A rolling stone gathers no moss." said the readymadc philosopher. "Yes." replied Mrs. Corntossel: "but that's no excuse fur a man devotin' all his time- to settin' in a roekin' chair, raisin' whiskers." Cumulative Manifestation. Oh. argument will never cease. However loud or strong. In quantity it must increase. As .people march along. For every orator who tries To have the final say Two more are certain to arise And talk the other way. The Boss' Secret. "You have come out very strong for re form." "Yes." replied the boss. "The way for me to hold on to my influence is to secure a lot of drastic laws which uone but my particular friends will be allowed to violate." Bad Habit. "Has your husband any bad habits?" said the inquiring relative. -"Yes," replied young Mrs. Torkins. "Cards for instance." "Does he play poker?" "No. That's the worst his bad habits. He thinks he plays poker and doesn't." A Holiday Misfit. Ol' man Grouch, he come aldng. He hear de chillun sing a song. He see de turkey hangin' high An' smell de pork chops as dey fry. He do his v^y bes' to frown An' be de terror of de town. But everybody smile so kind He's li'ble foh to change his mind. His feelin's shift so mighty fast. His face gits tired. It jes' can't last. He packs his grip an' hollers "Ouch! Dis ain' no place foh ol' man Grouch!" Pneumonia Season. from the Chicago Journal. The pneumonia season has arrived in Chicago, and truth compels the state ment that there are few places where that serious disease seems more at home. There is no use trying to dodge the pneumococcus; lie is everywhere. The only hope is to fortify the system against his onslaughts. Fortunately, this is nearly always an easy thing to do. Wear as warm clothing as your body needs and your purse can afford, and then do not change it for less protective gar ments without sound hygienic reasons. Do not wear a big puff tie that is virtually a chest-protector all day and change it for a narrow ribbon tie at night. Keep your feet dry and warm. Above all, give your lungs plenty of fresh air. Foul air kills scores of people for every one who is slaughtered by air that is cold and pure. Have a window open in your bedroom at night if you have to sleep between mattresses to keep from freezing. Have fresh air in your workroom or office during the day. If a constantly open window is too cold at the office, give the room a "blowing out-' five or six times during working hours. One word more: Do not imagine mere is any feud between alcohol and the germ that causes pneumonia. They have been friends and co-workers for years. Wisdom of Early Shopping. From the New York Globe. Although it is still a month and a week from Christmas the wise woman has al ready begun to think of her holiday shop pint;. And if she wishes to be consid erate of others she not only will think of It, but will attend to it early. In fact, the earlier the better. Conditions now are ideal for shopping. There is not the crush in the stoies one finds during the few days preceding Christmas. Plenty of time may be taken in selecting the gifts. The salesmen and saleswomen can de vote more attention to their customers, and the whole delightful operation may be performed with greater comfort to all concerned. Then, too, the stores have practically all of their holiday goods in stock now. And never lias there been a more lavish or comprehensive display of articles suitable for Christmas gifts. New York's great merchants seem to have Out done themselves in their efforts to gather from all quarters of the globe the latest novelties of every description. Every thing is fresh now, and the early shop per will have the advantage of the widest selection. Vacation Bangers. From the Chicago Inter Ocean. Of the cases of typhoid fever reported in Chicago during October. Health Com missioner Young's statistics shdw that per cent were contracted out of town. Dr. Young declares that the reason for this lies in the fact that more than the average number of Chicago people left the city during last summer owing to the unusual heat, and that the impure drink ing water supply of many summer re sorts was responsible for much of the typhoid. In tms connection it is worth while to question the good that comes from many a summer vacation spent in a stuffy hotel such as is found in the aver age summer resort. The vacationist, in order to obtain the doubtful benefits of purer air and rural environment, has poor accommodation, poorer food than he obtains at home, a lack of many of the pleasures which the city offers and takes a large risk of disease which will more than nullif\ any benefits that he might obtain from a sojourn in the country. Christmas Mail Congestion. From the Spokane Sp"kf>nian-Ri Ti<.?. Now will you be good and mind? Your Uncle Samuel is the first this year to warn you to do your Christmas shonning early and mail all Christmas packages as speedily as possible. The reason is the parcel post. This is the first holiday season since it was installed, and the public has availed itseif of the govern ment express so thoroughly that the rev enue thus far has been &?>,000.<N)C or double what was anticipated. Fear of great congestion in the service is war ranted and makes the government's re quest urgent business. Personally Conducted Congress. Frotn the Springfield Republican. With the Senate made up almost wholly of generals of the army Huerta's new congress is the latest thing in constitutional government A Few. From the Boston Tranwript. We see by the papers that among t|ie high steppers at the New York horse show are a few horses. He Would Not Understand. ? From tbe Chicago News. Ask a soda fountain man for "a clean dry. class" fend observe his surprise. HHHHlltttH 1 I M l H IHttH H l I n I |,< I uttwnttti + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ?f + + + + + + + + * *r + + + + + + + + + + * + + + + + + + + + + ?f + + + ? + + + + THE OUTER. A GARMENT SHOP 608 TO 614 ELEVENTH STREET! ? New Dresses and Wraps For "Thanksgiving." - - ? ' - ? ? ? ?- ... i. . -? The many formal affairs occur= Hog around "Thanksgiving" always create a great demand for gowns* and wraps suitable for such oc casions. We have especially prepared a display of these garments in all the new styles and fabrics. They are exact copses of models' that are fashion's last word from Paris, and in many instances the materials and trimmings were im= ported, so that the copies would re= fiect the originals with absolute fidelity. Velvet is used in many of these wraps and gowns=others are made of various soft fabrics of wonderful beauty, impossible to describe. Some of the especially luxurious garments are trimmed with fur. It is the most elaborate display ever made by a Washington store at moderate prices. Gowns upward from $35, wraps upward from $29>.5?). + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + t + 4> + + + + + + + 4> T + ? + + + * + ' t + + + * + + * * * + + + + + + + + * + + + + + + + + + + 4* omc ?ouM faifZin* -45? IF YOU PUT MONEY IN THE BANK NOW IT WILL GROW INTO A FORTUNE AND KEEP You SOME DAY * Tlie above statement is absolutely true. You are spending not alone the money but the FUTURE of that money. That money you are now spending would some day make a goodly sum which would insure you COMFORT IN YOUR OLD AGE or protect YOUR FAMILY should you die. Make OUR BANK YOUR BANK. The Bank of Mutual Service. Interest on Savings Accounts. Safe Deposit Boxes. $3.00 Up. American National Bank 1315 F St. N.W., Washington. D. C. tattm HOOPER BROS., ;?::o Pa Ave. omen s The $3.50 and $4 K-i nds An immense line of Women's High-grade Shoes?all new, smart styles, in patent colt, gun metal, vici kid, tan calf and black velvet; button and face. All sizes and widths in each style. The best value in the citv. MIS ??9 The $3.50 and $4 Kinds A great line of new, snappy styles in Men's Shoes, including the popular English last, with low, broad heel and blind eyelets to top; each style is sho\vn in patent colt, gun metal and rus set calf; all sizes and all widths?a fit in any style. The limit cf value for the money. Agents for "EDUCATOR" Shoes for Misses and Children. Full Line of "HU-MAN-IC" Shoes for Men. hooper bro Footwear for Men, Women and Children. 939 Percea. Ave. At Fountains & Elsewhere Ask for HORUCK'S' Tin Original and Sonatas MALTED MILK Tha Food-drink for Ml Agaa. A? restaurants, hotels and f Don't travel without It. A quick lunch prepared in ? minute. Take no imitation. Just say "HORUCK'S." " MOT UT AMI MUM TBU8T. We Have . * Redecorated Some | of the Finest Homes !| in Washington. t ?Let us serve you. We plan effective T color schemes. it Geo. Plitt Co., Inc., | 1218 Connecticut Ave. ;; Pennsylvania Avenue. Seventh Street. &ahB &SxnnptQ Boys' Clothes That You Can Depend Upon. Never chance for a doubt?never the possibility ot dissatisfac tion?because every Boy's garment that is given a place in our stock gets there only after critical examination. We KNOW it will return a full measure of service ? and our knowledge is based on more than judgment?it's association with every step and stage of the making. We really ought to serve you better than any one else: tor our facilities are better. And we do. If you will make some comparisons here are many suggestions?that you find it impos sible to duplicate?either in quality or price. Children's Chinchilla Overcoats, in Blue and Gray; lined with wool; buttoning to the neck, and belted all AA about. Sizes 2^ to 10 years IpJiUU Boys' School Overcoats, in Brown and Gray mixtures; some with convertible collars, others with shawl collar. Sizes 9 to 18 vears. $3.95, $5.00, $7.50 .Boys' Corduroy Norfolk Suits, with TWO PAIRS OF FULL CUT KNICKERBOCKERS; in two shades ? Golden "Brown and Mouse color; all seams reinforced?the ideal AA School Suit. Sizefs 7 to 18 years ^OoUU Boys' Wright's Health Underwear; Shirts and Drawers; discarded by the makers for trivial imperfections that neither hurt the appearance or wear. Sizes 24 to 34. Regular 50c qxade Children's Velvet Novelty Hats; Blue. Black. Tan in the new shapes 39c $1.95 ?-Men's Bath Robes? Big full-cut Blankets; in new and effective colorings; neatly finish ed seams; heavy cords and girdles. Fullv worth $0.00. Young Men's Overeoats Real English models: in Blue and Gray Chinchillas; and Dark Blue and Oxford Gray mixtures. The right length; belted back and correct collar effect. ?$18.00? -$3.98? Echo of the Sample Sale. Of the nearly a thousand pa'irs that com prised the original lot only two hundred pairs remain. They have the accuracy of models; ttie selected stock and skilled workmanship ot samples?and practically all the leathers are still represented? Patent Kid and Colt; Gun-metal Calf, Vici Kid and Russia Calf?Button, Lace and Blucher?Louis, Cuban. Low English and medium heels. $ Grades up to $7.00. Now at. $ for the wind-up. The Beautiful Colonial Glassware Is Especially Appropriate for Thanksgiving. It will add charm and elegance to your table service for this festive occasion. Its "Colonial" sim plicity and beauty in design have given it a promi nent place in the most elegantly appointed table services. Our stock includes an unlimited variety of this beautiful table glassware in authentic "Co lonial" designs??nany new and useful pieces being a feature of our display. Cracker and Cheese Dishes 75^ Domino Sugar Trays 40c Sliced Lemon Dishes 15c Celery Trays 25c Mayonnaise Bowls 25c Sherbet Glasses, doz 75c Oil and Vinegar Botiles. .15c Candlesticks 35c Punch Bowls $2.50 Cranberry Saucers, doz...80c Jelly Dishes 15c Bon Bon Compotes 10c Fruit Compotes 50c Water Goblets, doz $1.00 Water Pitchers 35c Punch Glasses, doz 75c Wine Glasses, doz 75c Flower Vases, from 20c Dmlie <& Martini Co Pottery, Porcelain, China, Glass, Silver. Etc., 1215 F St. amd 1214-18 G St. ?9 BALTIMORE & OHIO EXPRESS TRAINS "Every Hour on the Hour" To and froa BALTIMORE WEEK DAYS Ticket* Good on Alt Trains $1.75 ROUND TRIP TICKETS CiOUD TWO DAYS, Including Date of Sale. $1.25 ROUND TRIP Ticket a <>ood Going on Saturdays and Suadaya. (iood Retiiralag 1 ntil PiOO A. M. Train, Monday Inclusive. * Grandfather's Glasses Back in Style. Those old-style giabsvtt are back In style again?and very sensible they are. See our "Varsity"?large, round lenses. In a gold frame, with simple spring and nose clip. I examine eyes free of charge. Roe Fulkerson, Optician, 1407 F St. N.W. opposite Wlllari Hotel GROGAN'S Ours is a store of honest and dependable; values in Furniture and all kinds of home furnishings. We purchase our stocks with this one thought in mind?that our customer* give us their confidence, and relv upon our honesty and judgment when they bin the goods we recommend. When reliable, time-tested lines of Furniture are >old on a very moderate margin of profit there's no opportunity for sensational offers. We show you Furniture and Carpet upon which you may depend for years of satisfactory wear; we mark their prices in figures you can read, and we will sell you more goods lor the same payments, or the same amount of goods on smaller payments, than any other house in Washington. r Peter Grogan &: Sons Co. 817 to 823 Seventh St. DoNars^With Sand on Them! Don't we often wish they made them that way when we se?- horn they slip through our lingers? it takes shrewd buying to make an income shorn a surplus in these davs of our old friend, the High Coat of Living. Shrewd buying means purchasing the right things at the right time and at the right price. That's where advertising in livo dally newspapers like The Star serves you well. It keeps you posted on "what's what" and "when's when." Advertising rightly used helps to put sand on your dollars so you can hold on to them better. nphcy're Handsome. j[ sJele?u that new Delivery Wacoo from our macuiftoent stock. W? tell quality T.Ea Wagons at lowest prices.