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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY, MICH 18, 1911
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NEW GRANDSTAND AT THE
The destruction of the Washington
baseball park by fire is a misfortune .
in which the management ha9 the
sympathy of a remarkably large and
responsive portion of the population of
the city. Few institutions hold such in
terest for the people of the District as
baseball. Anything that menaces base
ball menaces them. Its fortunes and
misfortunes are theirs. They feel that
the team belongs to -them, and that
anything affecting the team's welfare
touches them personally.
The disaster will be met in a sj . it
of courage and enterprise. Steel stand
and bleachers are to spring up from
the ruins. An improvement long de
Fired and long needed is to come out
of the fire. But for the fire, it would
not have come this year, and perhaps
not for several years.
The Washington baseball manage
ment i making no mistake in erecting
the more expensive but more comfort
nblc and safer building. baseball mi
Washington is on the boom. The pub
lic showed its appreciation of the ef
fort to give Washington a good team
last year, and signs point to a better
team this year. If these signs are
prophetic, the public's appreciation will
be even more substantially demonstra
ted during the approaching season, and
the steel stand and bleachers will turn
out to be a good investment.
DISTRICT PAYING ITS
If the financial reform features of
the "Judson plan" had -been considered
on their merits in the closing hours of
the last session there is good reason to
believe they would have been approved.
What beat the "Judson bill" was the
provision committing Congress to an
expenditure during a period of twelve
years of upward of $20,000,000 for
elaborate, permanent improvements.
This being true, it would be desirable
for the Commissioners and the House
members most directly interested in
District legislation to prepare a sep
arate measure, dealing only with the
District's debt, for consideration by
the new Congress.
An examination of the District appro
priations just made and of the Dis
trict's debt to the Government shows
that the District is hampered in being
forced to meet its obligations too
rapidly. The District's bonded debt
is $0,402,100, and its floating debt is
$3,274 ,278.0S. In each case the Govern
ment is our creditor. The bonded debt
represents the indebtedness left from
the old District government. The float
ing debt represents money advanced to
llie District by the Government for
permanent improvements made in re
The total indebtedness of the Dis
trict is $12,760,378.98. Our agreement
with the Government is that $975,408
shall be paid even- year on the bonded
debt. Half of this is supplied by the
Government. It is further provided
that we shall pay one-fifth of the float
ing debt every year. On Juno 30 next
Ave will have made two of these pay
ments, of $G10.000 each. All of this
money must come from District
As a matter of fact, however, we
paid more than one-fifth of the float
ing debt this year and will pay more
than that next year. Any balance we
happen to have to our credit in the
Treasury at the close of a year is
applied to this debt. In round num
bers, the District is paying about
$1,500,000 a year on a debt whose total
is less than $13,000,000. As our reve
nues are only about $12,000,000, per
manent improvements and current ex
penditures must necessarily suffer.
The Judson plan provides thai the
floating debt be allowed to stand until
after the bonded debt is liquidated.
The special advantage in this arrange
ment would be the immediate increase
of twice $010,000, or $1,232,000, in
available revenues. The $016,000 pay
able wholly from local revenues would
be thrown in with the total revenues,
which arc doubled by the Federal con
tribution. No other city in the country would
dream of trying to pay off an indebted
ness of $13,000,000 at the rate of
$1,500,000 a year.
THE DEMOCRATS OUGHT
In rennection with the protest that
has been widely voiced against tho ap
pointment of Representative Adamson
of Georgia to be chairman of the In
terstate Commerce Committee, the
Ways and Means members should keep
in mind that it is easier to start right
than to get right after a bad start.
There will be no disagreement to
the suggestion that- Mr. Adumsou's
claims to the chairmanship are such
as to make it embarrassing to pass him
over. He is senior Democrat, and has
taken active (fart in the work of the
committee. He is not without under
standing of the problems with which
it has to deal.
Indeed, it may be said that Mr.
Adamson has displayed rather notable
"rasp of the leual and constitutional
aspects of interstate commerce ques
tions. The only difficulty about him. for
head of the committee, is that all his
tendencies and predilections point in
exactly the wrong direction.
Mr. Adamson, left to his own devices
and reasoning, would drive backward.
The Democrat ant to drive forward.
They must decide whether they will
choose a driver of that kind.
Kmliarrassiug it will be. indeed, i'
Hie Wnvs and Means members are
compelled to notifv Mr. Adamson that
he cannot have the place lie seeks. Hut
a hundred times more so if
tnniln liini liri irmnn flm rpRIonsillll I
authority finds him traveling in the
The time to get started right is now.
The Ways and Means Committee will
not be worthy of the trust that has
been reposed in it, if it allows per
sonal considerations to swerve it from
doing the right thing.
The Times knows beyond perad ven
ture that a majority of the Ways and
Means Committee do not believe Mr.
Adanifon is the man best fitted for In
terstate Commerce chairmanship.
It knows, too. that a majority of
the House Democrats, if they knew the
Adamson record in detail, would be 'his
minute praying that he might be kept
out of this position.
And if. l.nous that an overwhelm
ing majority of people, of all parties,
will never approve such a selection.
They may not know the record in de
tail as yet: but they will learn it fast
enough after a few disappointments
in the construction of legislation.
It takes courage and vigor to do
what the Ways and Means Committee
ought to do in this case.
This newspaper is not presenting
a case of its own, and asking consid
eration. It is reminding the Ways
and Means members of things that
every one of them knows. It is point
ing out to them that if they make a
mistake now, they cannot hereafter
plead that they did not know Mr. Ad
If the Ways and Means members
will do just what they know they
ought to do, they will settle this
matter in the right way.
And that means that they will not
make Mr. Adamson chairman.
IS FEMININE CANDOR A SIGN
The chief of police of Rochester has
a new and startling test for detecting
insanity among women, if anything
so definite may be applied to the mys
terious processes of the feminine mind.
Testifying in the recent trial of Mrs.
Kdith Melber, charged with the mur
der of her own son, this latest expert I
among alienists casually remarked
that the freedom with which the lady
trifled with the truth convinced him
that she was sane. It was not left to
mere inference that, in his opinion, a
woman's prejudice in favor of the
truth was a strong symptom of insan
ity; he frankly went on record to that
effect. According to his interesting
hypothesis an occasional lapse into
truthfulness would be enough to maKc
the neighbors tap their heads and tip
the wink that she was a little
"strange."' If she should outrage all
the conventions of polite 'society by
acknowledging that she was "in"'
when disagreeable people called she
would confirm the suspicion that she
had been feeding on henbane or sleep
ing in the moonlight. If she lived up
to that good old mouth-filling phrase
of unimpeachable veracity sho would
be right in the class with poor, dis
traught Ophelia and the Bride of Lam
mermoor. Heretofore it has been thought that
a woman was not necessarily crazy be
cause she told the truth, particularly
in those cased where she herself was
not directly concerned. It has been
set down to mingled malice and poetic
license that one who should know once
The charming creatures He with such a
There's nothing more becoming to their
It comes as a shock to be told by one
so observant ab the chief of police of
Rochester, Jf. Y., that so long as truth
a.bidcs in tho bottom of a well it is
safe from the weaker vessels which
arc not cracked already. Certain it
is that if any large body of women
or men, cither, for that matter should
start out some fine morning with the
determination of telling the truth and
the whole truth for one successive day
the rest of womankind and man
kindwould be headed for the up
holstered boudoirs of detention by the
morrow, hut seeing that this does
ically apply equally to both sexes,
there will be a large and growing body
of opinion that the Rochester official
is not wholly free from the suspicion
he throws upon an amiable sex which
must sometimes choose between na
tive charm and brutal candor.
BEAUTIFUL earks and ugly
The partial report of Inspector Nor
n's to Health Officer Woodward on
conditions in the alley slums of Wash
ington is enough to strike terror to
every man and woman in the District
and to cause even our disinterested
Legislature to begin to think seriously
about doing something, lnspector
?orris has found that deaths in alley
shims run as high as 50.82 and 59.57
per thousand. "Vital statistics dis
trict No. 11." containing several alley
alums, among which is the famous
'Willow Tree Alley,"' has a death rate
of 30 per thousand.
Here are the items for external beau
(ideation of Washington passed at the
Q street bridge
.Meridian 11111 Park...
. . w.ooo
Here are the items for eradication of
alley slums, passed at the same ses
sion: Willow Tree alley tfg.OOO
Considering the report of Inspector
Norris, don't you think the alley total
and the beautification total arc inex
cusably far apart?
The Camorra leaders should not be so
hostll'- toward the camera men. There
are certain Indications that the world
will soon need some good photographs
by which to remember the picturesque
The Virginia farmer who didn't know
that whisky would make him drunk,
places the Old Dominion In n new and
I'.inngclv unsophisticated light. Ho
should not have been allowed to return
Wcalthv travelers who have to paus
thnmph the. New York customs houso
arc fretting readv to celebrate the cen
tenary of 1S12 by going to war oer the
light of search.
The next cold storage regulations
should bo applied to the news which
finds great difficulty In getting out of
the Cltv "f Mexico in time, for proper
A home run over tho left field fenco
for the first time up would indicate that
Ty" Cobb has not been enervated by
the lionizing he has undergone during
The language of the Chicago Judge
in "sentencing" a bad boy to Join the
navy, does not arouse the Indignation
In the armv that tho initiated might
If the federal and Insurrectionary
troops should challenge one another to
a duel with flowing bowls of mescal as
the weapons the war would soon be
GrecleT. Col., was about the last
place that war with Japan was ex
pected to break out. but It has come.
The windows will be repaired.
To Keep Whites Out.
The Raja Of Sarawak. Borneo, lias is
sued an edict prohibiting white men
from purchasing rubber plantations
from natives under any condition. This
is to protect the land for the inhab
itants. Whit's on the Program in
(The Times will be pleased to an
nounce meetings and entertain
ments In this column. Phone or
National Aero and Truck Exposition,
Kxposltion Building, North Capitol
and M streets.
Phi Delta Theta founders' day banquet,
the Arlington, 7:30 p. m.
Meeting of the Biological Society of
Washington, Cosmos Club, H. street
and Lafayette square, S p. m.; council
meeting 7:30 p. m.
Meeting of the Mississippi Society of
AVashington, Pythian Temple, 1012
Ninth street northwest, 8 p. m.
Twentieth annual exhibition of the So
ciety of Washington Artists, Corcoran
Gallery of Art. S to 11 p. m.
Lecture by Mrs. Helen I.. Grcnfell' on
"Woman Suffrage," College Equal
Suffrage League, 1624 H street north
west, 8 p. m.
Meeting of the Washington Classical
Club. Library of Congress. 12 o'clock.
Equestrian exhibition. Biding Club of
Washington, Twenty-second and P
streets northwest, tonight.
Meetlrg of Capital Brancn, No. 42, Na
tional Association of Letter Carriers.
Eagle's Hall, Sixth and E streets
northwest, S p. m.; smoker, 9:30 p. m.
National "The Round Up," 2:15 and 8:15
Belasco "An Old New Torker," 2:15
and 8:20 p. m.
Columbia Henry Miller In "Tho
Havoc," 2:13 and 8:15 p. m.
Academy "The Joy Rider," 2:15 and 8:15
Chase's Polite Vaudeville, 2:15 and
S:is r. m
Lyceum "Miner's Americans,'
and 8:15 p. m.
Gayety "Bowery Burlesquers.
and s:is p. m.
Casino Continuous vaurfoville. 12:25
to 11 p. m.
Cosmos Continuous vaudeville, 1 to
11 p. in.
Howatd Black Pattl.
Arcade Skating and bowling afternoon
South Atlantic wrestling champlonshins
at 'Carroll Instltuto gymnasium "in
Tenth street.. , .
Washington Society Does No f Run After the Newly Rich'
Is Answer to the New Book by Bishop Cranston's. Daughter
They're All Talking About
Her Caricature on Foibles
SATIRE IN PICTURE
WRITING VERY KEEN
Some Broad Statements and Com
promising Situations Work
ed Out WelL
By SELENE ARMSTRONG.
"But what does the bishop's daughter
know about it all?" asks Washington
society, raising its hands in horror to
learn that the bishops duughter has
written a book about It.
Then it, or It (Society must always be
capitalized, you know), sends its butler
to the book store in hot haste after the
book and reads wherein Senators are
satirized and Idealized; the shocking
life story of the Senator's stenographer
is laid bare, much to the discredit of
the Senator and the itenosrapher; the
Washington debutante is gently ridi
culed, and the searchlight turned upon
the jealousies, intrigues, and love af
fairs with which Washington society
amuses Itself. Also, the gentle reader
Is taken to a tea at the White House.
and the "belligerent rows of teeth"
of a former President are frequently in
It's true that there Is a love story,
and a moral sound enough to satisfy a
Methodist, despite certain broad pas
sages and unconventional situations,
running through the story, but this is
neither here nor there.
The delicate Irony of fate lies in the
fact that it is a bishop's daughter who
has done It all. t
And as" a consequence. Miss Ruth
Cranstcn, of Washington and Balti
more, daughter of Bishop Earl Crar
ston, who resides at the Ontario apart
ments here, would find herself vcrv
much In the limelight if she were not
now hilf way across the Atlantic ocean
rn route to Europe. This demure young
woman Is. at the age of twenty-seven,
author of one of the most talked of
novels of the year, and one of four
books hy well-known women who have
found thtlr Inspiration in tin- social and
political life of the Nation's Capital.
St. Patrick's Day Was Cele
brated With Feasting,
Song, and Story.
Cafes, clubrooms and business places
today are losing their garbs of green,
which yesterday made Washington a
veritable little Ireland. Washingtonlans
have been Irishmen for their one day
this year, and now they aro again loyal
Hut St. Patrick's Day was celebrated
until long after the midnight hour last
night. It was celebrated In song, toast,
and story. The cafes were thronged
with diners until the wee tma' hours
of the morning, and the Irish selections
rendered by the orchestras brought en
thusiastic cheers. In the Cafe Repub
Uquo the guests were'glvcn paper caps
of green, which gave a bright, emblem
atic touch to the festivities.
Hibernians Have Big Feast.
The celebration of St. Patrick's Day
In the National Capital was an elaborate
affair. During tho morning hours de
votional exercises occupied the atten
tion of those doing honor to the patron
saint. The evening was marked by
several banquets, attended by hundreds,
and piivate St. Patrick's Day parties.
The largest banquet waB that of the
Ancient Order of Hibernians in tho Met
ropolitan Hotel. It was attended by
three hundred. Several dignitaries
prominent in the Catholic church took
part In the program, and William E.
Andrews of Nebraska made the princi
At Hauscher's one hundred people
joined patriotically into the spirit of St.
Patrick's Day. Henry w. Sohon pre
sided, but only one speech was made.
That was by Dr. Hannis Taylor, former
United States Ambassador to Spain.
Shamrock Club Banquet .
At the Shamrock Club banquet, in
the Jolly Fat Men's Club, former Unit
ed States Senator Thurston- of Ne
braska was the principal speaker. The
banquet was attended by ninety.
Several hundred persons gathered in
the New Wlllard last night to hear tho
Gaelic Society program.
At 111 John Marshall place the Mystic
Order ot Veiled Prophets had a benefit
There was a more general celebra
tion of the day in Washington yester
day than ever before.
New Woes For Burned
Troubles are multiplying for Eisenger
Brothers, whose lumber yard was dam
aged by fire yesterday at the American
League Ball Park, 'a $20,000 damage suit
being filid against them in the District
Supreme Court while their, property
was burning. William L. Stewart is
the plaintiff, charging the lumber deal
ers with brexking a contract to furnish
buldliug materials In his business as a
contractor. Stewart says he arranged
to buy lumber from the firm for ex
tensive contracts, and was refused the
material, to his financial damage. T. L.
Jeffords Is his attorney.
Denby Weds in Detroit
DETROIT, Mich.. March 18. The mar
riage of Miss Marion Thurber, daughter
of the late Henry T. Thprber, who was
secretary to President Cleveland, and
former Representative Edwin Denby, of
the First Michigan district, was quietly
celebrated in this city today. They will
spend their honeymoon in Europe.
Daughter of Bishop Cranston TurnsSearch
Ught on Society
Miss Ruth Cranston, or "Anne Warwick," who writes a story of
Washington society, is the daughter of Bishop Earl Cranston, who
resides at the Ontario.
In her first book the young writer satirizes and idealizes Senators,
and turns the searchlight upon tho seribus and frivolous affairs of
society at tha Capital.
"In Washington," says "Miss Cranston in "Compensation," "you
have to shelve your microscope after office hours, and I suppose many
a bad grafter makes an excellent diner out."
"But she doesn't know Washington society," says those of its
members who are reading her book, "for" she makes It appear you
can 'get in' by buying a house near Dnpont Circle. You can't"
Years ago, Mrs. Frances Hodgson Bur
nett, in her novel, "Through One Ad
ministration," held up a mirror In
which Washington society saw Uself as
others see it.
In Congressional Set.
Mrs. L. W. Busbey. of 2336 Massachu
setts avenue, one of the cleverest wom
en In Washington, whose latest book
Is "Home Life in America," published
two or three years since "The Diary
of a Congressman's Wife," which gives
a lvld Impression of the problems and
pleasures that enter Into the life of the
average woman of the Congressional
While the scene of "Eve's Second
Husband." Mri-. U H. Harris' new book,
! laid in the rustic village of Boone
vllle, Tcnn., there is not a Washing
ton woman who did not delight in this
writer's witty story of the indiscretions
of the Southern Congressman durirg
his terms in the House or Congress,
and his sudden return to common senje
and the responsibilities of a family mar.
And now comes Miss Cranston, author
of "Compensation," bringing the very
latest word on the virtues and vlcee of
"In Washington,'' says the young
writer, "you have to shelve your micro
scope after nfficn hours, and 1 suppose
many a bad grafter makes the hest
"I have heard it said that debutantes
are like consomme unless they are ex
traordinary, one takes to them without
"When he was not upholding the
elaborate cloak of his social position.
Senator Harwood reveled in the home
like shirt sleeves of vulgarity."
"Meanwhile, Mrs. Page, as yet rather
& Capital Tales
Secretary Nagel. of the Departm ent of Commerce and Labor, Is called
Into conference with the President quite as often as any member of the Cabi
net. Mr. Nagel is an able lawyer, and has a reputation for being level-headed.
He was at ono time favorably mentioned for a place on the Supreme Court, and
It looked for a time as If he would be appointed. When any big thing is going
on in Administration quarters, it is alcimost a certainty that if one keeps an
eye out for a little while he will see the tall form of Nagel meandering through
the White House grounds and into the Executive offices.
This Mexican war scare has caused a commotion about the War Department
unlike anything that has been seen there since the Spanish war days. It is all
well enough for 'the official versions to go out about maneuvers at San An
tonio, Galveston, San Diego, and other points, but there is a restless desire
en the part of the young officers to get sent to the front that does not har
monize with the war game idea. Membership in the "swivel-chair brigade" is
attractive enough when there is no excitement, but the moment the officers sniff
the prospect of trouble, especially the Voung officers, they get Impatient to join
their commands. As a matter of fact, the average service of an officer at the
front, except In the hardest kind of campaigning, is less strenuous than the
work that has to be done about headquarters here in a time of actual trouble.
General Carter, who commands the forces on the MexTcan border, has a
nickname which some of his enemies in the army have bestowed upon on him
and which is not meant to be flattering. They call him "Fireside Willie."
This Is because he has been much of the time on detached duty. Nevertheless.
General Carter Is a highly trained and capable officer, and will have a chance
to show that the epithet Is undeserved.
The youngest old man who has ever sat in Congress In recent years has
left the House. This is Gen. J. Warren Keifer of Ohio, who is seventy
five years old. but Is as active as a colt, and who went to the White House the
other day to offer his services if there was to be another war. General
Keifer revealed some of his philosophy of life In a speech he made to the
House the closing day of tho session. In this, he said:
"I have never soured at the world, and I have been abused as much as
some cf the rest of you, and perhaps a little more than some of you. In
public prints and otherwise, ,but that Is no excuse for a man, especially as he
grows old, to get uglv and morose and cross and melancholy, for that Is the
common fata of persons, I think, who try to do their duty in an independent
way. I have had enough of popularity, much pore than I deserve, and I
have had a checkered life farm boy, lawyer for a short time, then four years
of experience in the great Civil War, then at the bar again, and more recently
a year's experience in the Spanish War, and I have spent fourteen years of
my life as a member of this House, and I have enjoyed my connection with
it and my association with members of all parties."
Who is to succeed the Hon. J. Warren Keifer, of Ohio, as the constitutional
expert of the House?
Since the memory of legislators run neth not to the contrary, General Keifer
lias arisen in his seat in the House and protested against all things declared
by him to be unconstitutional. The general, apparently, knew the Constitution
by heart. In it he found something applicable to every subject under the sun,
from the fortification of the Panama canal to the disfranchisement of the
colored voter In the South.
The general used the words "Constitution of the United States" so fre
quently during his speeches that the official reporters of the House debates in
vented a special shorthand character to designate the general's favorite ex
pression. It was just as sure to occur during a Klefer peroration as the for
mal "Mr. Speaker."
The general, who now retires to private life owing to political misfortune,
had but one rival in the House when It came to quoting the Constitution. He
was Representative Charles Bartlett, of Georgia, And, strange to relate, the
two members might read the same paragraph of that immortal document and
arrive at entirely different conclusions.
Mr. Bartlett will continue a fixture on the Democratic side of the House, but
it is doubtful that the Republicans can muster in many a day such a consti
tutional defender as the defeated Ohloan.
The general has seen a varied career, on the field of battle and in the leg
islative halls. He is known as tho "only living dress-suit statesman," be
cause he persists in wearing an antiquated dress suit upon all occasions,
morning, night, and noon. Once he donned a frock coat and when he "ap
peared upon the House floor in it he distracted the attention of members to
such an extent that the transaction of public business was difficult.
With all that, and his proneness to quote the Constitution whenever an
opportunity was offered, the general was a well-liked veteran, and there was
genuine regret at his passing. He may "come back," for the general has
formed the habit, as the records of pre vious campaigns show.
Mob Wrecks Home of
GREELEY, Col., March 18. The home
of George Ikeda, a Japanese merchant,
is In ruins today, as a result of a race
A crowd of men and boys. Inflamed by
war rumors, attacked the house and es
caped before the police arrived.
tho worse for sleep, and with last
night's rouge still unwashed' from her
These are a few of many pointed para
graphs which initiate the reader into
some phases of Washington's social
life as Miss Cranston Interprets them.
The story Is done in "Anne Warwick's
pithiest st le, for she and the bishop's
daughter are one and the same. Some
yeaM ago, when In her early twenties,
Miss Cranston aspired to literary suc
cess, and undc this pseudonym, sent
a story to a magazine, it was accepted,
and attracted to her work the atten
tion of other publishers in the magazine
field. For a woman's publication sho
went to Paris, and from there wrote a
series of letters dealing with the life
of the American girl in cl'rls, and also
with the lives of French girls and
women from the American woman's
viewpoint. Since that time the name of
"Anne Warwick" has become familiar
to magazine readers.
Miss Cranston has a wide circle of
friends In Washington, and spends much
time here with Bishop, and Mrs. Cran
ston at the Ontario. She is a tall, slender
gill, exceedingly youthful in appearance,
with masses of dark hair ana a pair of
snnnv blue eye.
"But she iloesn't know Washington
society," say some of its members who
have read her book. And all of them,
without exception, sustain their conten
tion by quoting z. single paragraph. The
paragraph to which they object is this:
Says it Is Misrepresented.
"Once in Washington she (Mrs. Page,
a parvenu,) bought a small, but charm
ing houe Just off Dupont Circle, and
sent a discreetly worded note to a so-
Can't Tell Nationality
Of Eighteen Immigrants
BOSTON, March IS. Eighteen men,
wearing drum major hats, quilted
blouses and high hoots, are held by the
immigration authorities until they can
bo classified. No one has been,- able to
understand their language. They are be
lieved to bo from the Caucasus.
Identity of "Anne Warwick,"
ASK HOW SHE KNOWS
Fourth Book of Its Kind Written
About the "Exclusive Life"
-by One on the Inside.
clcty edltness to the effect that on ac
count of her deep mourning Mrs. Syl
vester Page (Ellachurr.'s name had been
burled with him) would not be at home
to her friends during the season, but
would return from Palm Beach In
March to reopen her bijou residence on
Massachusetts avenue. Washington read
the notice, tried to remember where It
had met Mrs. Page, and failed. But in
March, when a supplementary para
graph appeared, stating that Mrs. Pago,
the attractive young widow, and inti
mate friend of Mrs. Anthenr Steel and
Mrs. Carter Sloan, had returned to
Washington, that citv shook Itself im
patiently, decided it was growing old.
and murmured 'De-lighted." when it met
Mrs. Page at someone's day. So Lu
cille found herself 'right in it.' as they
said in Indiana."
rT5?y ma? sa' so 'n Indiana." rejoins
Washington soeletv. "hut not In Wain.
As Socially Conservative.
"Indeed," declared a young matron
who lives on Dupont circle. "Washing
ton, instead of being a city which runs
after the nouveau rlche. Is one of tho
most conservative places, socially, on
the whole continent. Any writer who
gives the impression that any vulgarUn
may 'get In' by simply writing a noti e
about herself and sending it to a so
ciety column here, doesn't know wha'
she is talking about."
Miss Cranston's book is the story of
a desperate love affair between a mar
ried Senator and a Washington debu
tante nineteen years younger than her
self. The Senator has a wire who Is a
model of unselfishness, for she secreth
knows all about the love affair, and
doesn't once make It unpleasant for her
husband. And it may pound Jike a
naughty situation triangular ones usj
ally are but It ends, I assure ou. In a
perfectly moral way. For the Senator
and the debutante find out it wasn t
real love after all. but jun a cheap imi
tation. And they are both so good eer
afterward that they are ompensael
by success and happiness. The only per
son in the story who wasn't compen
sated is the unselfish wife. She died.
Colonel Harvey, of New
York, Urges South to
SAVANNAH, Ga., March IS. Follow
ing the recent visit of Governor Wood
row Wilson to Atlanta, where murh
Wilson sentiment was found. Col- George
Harvey, of New York, formally launch
ed the Wilson Presidential boom in this
city in an address before the Sons of
St. Patrick. "Wilson for 1P12" is the
slogan of many Georgians today.
Colonel Harvey in his speech last
night u--ged the South to take the initia
tive in declaring for Wilson. Eastern
and Western Democrats must act In
harmony if the party is to win, declared
Colonel Harvey. He continued:
To Enforce Harmony.
"Let the apportionment of responsibil
ity bo even. The West has furnished
the party, as well as the opposition,
with the majority, though not the great
est, of its Issues. The South Is to en
force harmony and amalgamation. Tho
East presents the man Woodrow Wil
son, the highly Americanized Scotch
Irishman, descended from Ohio, born in.
Virginia, de eloped in Maryland, mar
ried in Georgia, and now delivering
from political bondage the State of New
Colonel Harvey told his auditors that
the Democratic candidate must be pro
gressive to win. but mat not cveryean
dldate regarded as more progressive)
than Mr. Taft could be elected.
Must Be Taft's Equal.
He must be a man equal in all re
spects, except experience, to Mr. Taft,
declared the speaker "equal in intel
lect, in courage, in loyalty to the Con
stitution, in nobility o'f character and
purpose. In understanding of Democratic
Institutions, in freedom from wromr
influence of class or section, and in fi
delity to the Interests of all the people
"A diagnosis of the present temper of
the people indicates that If an election
were to be held tomorrow a candidate;
regarded by trie people as less progres
sive than Mr. Taft would be defeated,
while a Democratic candidate generally
recognized as being more progres
sive, more liberal, more radical. If you
like, would almost as surely win."
Divorced Countess Bride
In Wedding at Newport
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small though brilliant wedding in New-
jwri toaay tne Louniess .waisui uu
Baroldlngen. formerly of Austria, be-
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tary of the t'nlted States Rubber Com
The wedding ceremony took place at
1IUUI1 111 llie 11UII4C u. mo w.uv .1 uiuiui
In Bellevuc avenue, the Rev. George L.
Episclpal Church of Bristol, officiating.
The couple were unattended. Following
the ceremony there was a wedding
breakfast for the relatives and a few
fTM. .rla la tl ilnnntitnp rt ff2.
Joseph F. Stone, -one of the old and
weaitny cottagers 01 Newport. .Auuut
ten years ago the daughter married
snnt AlAVQnrlao n Dnmlillnrron :!.
at tlie time was interested in business
in iNew xorK. jtie anil xne coumesa uiu
not live lonpr together, and later they
Leader in City Planning.
Richard B., Watrous, secretary of the
American clvlo Association, has been
appointed a member of the executive
committee of the national conference on
city planning, which Is to be ncm hi
rnuaaeipnia, .May 10, n aim -
nrst conference was neia in uus ciijr
wo years ago.