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THE WASHINGTON TIMfS, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1911. ! Published Every Evening In the Year at THE TUUNSEY BUILDING, Fenn. ave.. betwien 13th and Uth (to. Telephone Main K60. New Tork Office 175 Fifth Ave. Chicago Office.. ..1710 Commercial Bank Bids. Boiton Office Journal Building Philadelphia Office 613 Cheatnut St. Baltimore Office i...Newa Building FRANK A. MUNSET. Proprietor F. A. WALKER. Manaeina. Editor TUESDAY. MAY 23, 1911. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY MAIL. 1 mo. 3 mos. 6 mot. 1 yr. Dally and Sunday. K.30 J0.90 S1.7S J 60 Dally only 15 .75 1.60 3.00 Sunday only I .25 .60 APRIL CIRCULATION. Dally. The number of complete and perfect cop!e cf The Washington Times printed dally dur ing the month of April was as follows. 1 63,263 2 Sim day. ii 6'sa n E3.3S: 12 68,377 3 6J,35 13 66.108 25 Sunday U 52.331 21 63.6M 2 60,162 4 60,349 6 61,230 16 65.24$ 16 Sunday 17 63,215 IS 61,269 19 62.713 20 63,615 5 63.507 6 63,30) 7 52,13.! 6 63.201 9 Sunday 10 62.175 26 53,550 27 -64,263 28 64.176 23 66.451 30 Sunday Total for month 1,336.199 Dally average for month 53,443 The net total circulation of The WashlngtokJ Times (dally) during the month of April wu L17S.6S2, all copies left over and re turned being eliminated. This number, when dKlded by 25, the number of days of publi cation, shows the net dally average for April .to hav been 47.146. Sunday. T?e number of complete and perfect copies of The Washington Times printed Sundajs during the month of April was as follows: April 3 47,110 I April 23 47,170 April 9 47.176 I April 30 46,148 AprllV 16 45,542 I Total for month tH!!S Sunday average for month 46,629 The net total circulation of The Washington Times (Sunday) during the month of April was aOT.WS, air copies left over and returned by agents being eliminated. This number, when divided by 5,. the number of Sundays during April, shows the net Sunday average for April to hae been 41.5SL In each Issue of The Times the circulation figures for the previous day are plainly printed at the head of the first page at the left of the date line. Entered at the Postofflce at Washington. D. C, as second class matter. The Civil Sen-Ice League Improve ment Association looks like the bung hole with the barrel gone. Advantage is being taken of the de lights of Great Falls for picnic pur poses before the chlggers become aware of what is going on. If Major L'Enfant had just Included a summer resort climate In his other plans for the National Capital he'd be entitled to two memorials. His attack yesterday upon the Presi dent for opposing amendments to the Canadian reciprocity bill shows Sen ator Nelson ina battling mood. Champ Clark has been telling the young ladies of Chevy Chase College and Seminary to enjoy life while they are young, and as far as pobslble he is betting the example. Representative Ollle James will now have to share the legal honors of his family with his sister. Mls Ruby, who, has Just passed the Kentucky bar ex amination with a high mark. Representative Sisson, of Mississippi, speaking before the Southern Society, made it clear that the people of the South are not lazy. And this without reference to that million-dollar crusade against the hookworm. Secretary Stimson's first work in the" headquarters of the War Department was to prepare a speech to be delivered in Boston tomorrow night. The topic, however, was not war, but peaceful leclprocity. Judge Pugh was too wary to be In pgled into handing down a decision as to what is a "reasonable" drink to take out of a friend's bottle. He de cided that it' was reasonable to drink the whole bottle. Two hundred and seventy-eight coun tiy quilts were offered Major Archibald Butt's agent in Atlanta from which to make his selection of two, and any body who knows Albert Howell's artis. tic taste knows that his agency was well discharged. Captain Bartholf who yesterday re ceded an atti active billet in the reve nue cutter service, is the only ofllcer in that service who speaks the Eskimo language, a linguistic acquirement re sulting from considerable residence in a country where it never gets as warm as it is here today. Prospects are good that Miss Hippo's nose will soon be "out of joint," be cause there's a new attraction booked for the "Zoo." A Mr Ruben, of Alex andria, has a cinnamon bear for which he doesn't care to provide bed and board. He will be very glad to have the managers of the local free circus take the playful pet off his hands. Frank S. Streeter. of New Hampshire, who is in Washington to attend the meeting of the boundary commission, has probably made more money out of the law In the last ten years than any attorney outside the great cities of the country. He was during the life of Mr?. Mary Baker Eddy her personal counsel and is said to have received very large fees for his successful services. Admiral Thomas Selfrldge, speaking In advocacy of a public nutsery at Kalo rnma and Columbia roads told the Wash ington Heights Citizens' Association that there were 10,000 people and 3,000 babies in that vicinity. That's a pretty fair proportion in a iown that is some times mentioned as a horrible example when race-suicide is the topic. Mr. Jacob M. Dickinson will go to his Tennessee heme with the leflection that "mine own people" regard him with ad miration and affection. The Southern Society not only expressed, in resolu tions, their sorrow at his departure from Washington, but declined to let his resignation of the presidency of the society become effective until next fall. Here's hoping that Major Sylvester's ultimatum against "ratchet" whistles on automobiles will be vigorously enforced. We used to think the ordinary auto mobile .horn was terrorizing, but it is. a sweet summer song compared to the new, air-spllttlng screech. While the major Is at it, he would make no mis take to caution his officers again about violations of the automobile speed law-J. Senator Cullom, the aged Illinois leg islator. Is compiling and will soon publish a book of reminiscences, which purposes to give American history for the last half century. While this re view of the last ,flftyyears will prob ably be tempered by Senator Cullom's personal and party views, it will nev ertheless be a valuable commentary on modern history, being written when history can alone be written accu rately, by one who has actually Been and had part In the affairs of which he writes, and while there are others yet alive who can confirm or deny the facts as he may state them. THE EXILED TYRANTS OF LATIN AMERICA. President Diaz is to leave Mexico and take up his home in France. Of him it will be said that he leaves his country for his country's good; but without serious doubt it is also true that he has lived and ruled there for his country's good. The going of Diaz may mark the beginning of a difficult and troublous period of reconstruction in Mexico; but it will mark the beginning of a better era. It would be interesting to know how many exiled tyrants from Latin America are now living abroad on the swag they gathered from exploitation of their countries. Brazil has deported an imperial family. Venezuela, Nica ragua. Colombia, and now Mexico are notable examples of countries that have "dumped" the tyrants who ruled in the name and somewhat under the form of republican government, but who in fact were merely usurpers and self-seekers. A new era for Latin America is fairly inaugurated with the late clean ing up of Central America and the downfall of the Diaz regime. It is going to be an era of .magnificent progress. Brazil, Chile, and Argentina have shown us the possibilities of South American countries, once out of the swaddling stage of experiment with popular institutions, and once aroused to realization of the com munity responsibility which those in stitutions impose. A vast deal of needless worrying is done by people of the Saxon strain about the incapacity of the Latin races to manage themselves. The Latins, in truth, are "coming back," and com ing fast. Italy is reunited, prosperous beyond all example of generations past, and maintaining a dignity in the family of nations that her solid power .and efficient citizenship are quite capable of continuing. Spain is on the up-grade; Portugal has entered the path to better things. France holds more and more firmly the world's purse-strings in a time when the purse power is the greatest of all. Our Latin American neighbors have protty well unloaded their tyrants and entered upon the new era in which tyrants will be supplanted by true representatives of public interest. They are learning their lessons well, and profiting thereby. Convinced that the Monroe doctrine means security in their independence, and not a posting of their premises by Uncle Sam in behalf of his intent ultimately to move in, the South American coun tries will make the twentieth century their very own. They have the rich est continent on earth. A century will see them prove what they can make of it. END SEAT HOGS AND THE SUFFERING PUBLIC. Now comes the summer of the end seat hog's content. He has again come into his own. Even though hot weather has onjy arrived, with its complement of open cars, the end-seat hog is al ready busily plying his trade, glaring in selfish greed at the suffering public that climbs or. falls over him to the broad expanse of seat beyond. Just why do we endure the vicious practices of 'the end-seat hog! He is an insignificant minority, in numbers, while the rest of us are a huge ma jority, yet year after year we permit him to block our entrance to the cool ing summer car, to trip us as we strug gle to get past him, and to wear our nerves to the breaking point as we fume inwardly at his cussedncss. Why don't we abolish him? In anticipation we can hear you say, "We can't." Retract it; it is less than the truth. We can. What man has done, man can do, and it is of record that in at least one American city man has taken the end seat hog by the scruff of the neck and chucked him into the farthermost cor ner of the open car seat. San Antonio is that one emancipated American municipality. "In Texas, down by the Rio Grande," a long-suffering people has quit talking and swearing at the end-seat hog and has sicked the law onto him. In San An tonio there is a city ordinance pro hibiting end-seat hogism on penalty of fine and imprisonment. And it works. This pernicious species of the genus pig is unknown in the land of the Alamo. He has been legislated out of business. In San Antonio the. sweet young thing in flounces and furbelows may trip lightly to the car and spring aboard without having to crush her fluffy raiment against, the dusty feet of the end-seat hog. The aged lady, crippled by rheumatism and bearing a basket or satchel, does not have to stand helplessly by the car track and gaze longingly for a seat without a human porker securely curled up in it. In San Antonio the end-seat hog isn't. Everybody knows that Texas is a progressive State, but that's no reason it should be permitted to steal a march on the District of Columbia. Here we make all sorts of laws and regu lations for the operation of street rail ways and for the conduct of the public. Why not make another, directed against the end-scat hog. We do not permit people to bo hoggish by ex pectorating on street cars, sot why should we permit them to be hoggish by grabbing the end seat and making everybody else uncomfortable? There's as much good law and common sense in the one requirement as in the other. What member of Congress will be come the District's champion in this new reform? GENIUS OUTWITS THE FRAZ ' ZLED BUTTON HOLE. The ruminations of that delightful expert on all oddities, Philip Hale, of the Boston Herald, are about as mis cellaneous as the -conversational topics of the walrus who loved to talk "Of ships and shoes and sealing-wax And cabbages and kings." He is never happier than when delv ing into the genesis of drop-stitch stockings or the mooted question as to who knighted the Sir Loin steak. Without so much as glancing toward his teeming library shelves, he could answer pat as to who it wu that stigmatized England as having "twen ty religions and only one sauce" or was it soup? Under the thin disguiso of letters from one Herkimer Johnson, he writes the most discursive, happy-go-lucky letters to himself, filled with archaic trifles. In one of these he recently gave an excellcn recipe for onion soup, explained" the etymology of "rand rattle," thought deeply on ale and trousers, and frolicked at length on the subject of collars. He called up memories of that article of apparel, the celluloid collar, which is hardly men tioned, these days, in polite society. And then, in the midst of it all, as he often does, he handed out a practical suggestion worth columns of grave discourse. Some genius has discovered that when the button hole of a shirt has grown too large it is a simple matter to put the head of the shirt button through a circle of thin cardboard, and all your troubles are ended. Verily, despise not the day of small things! The statistical Mulhall went to his grave without being able to figure out how many souls had been lost by the elusive and eccentric collar button, or what law of nature impelled it in variably to roll under the dreser. He balked at the very thought of deter mining how many evenings have been spoiled because the last clean shirt had a button hole about the size of a buggy washer. The simple method of overcoming the difficulty was one of those inspirations like Howe's dis covery that from time immemorial the eye of the needle was in the wrong end after which the development of the sewing machine was easy. Archi tecture had grown gray before the Romans hit upon the principle of the arch. It is the same happy chance which has given us, here in the second decade of the twentieth century, the homely little device for outwitting the gaping buttonhole of an otherwise use less and sole surviving shirt. What has Harvey or Jenner, indeed, what has Worth or Felix, ever done to put him in the same class with the unknown discoverer of this useful little expedi ent? We at least know that we are indebted to Philip Hale for passing along the information and subscrip tions are now open for a cenotaph to his living greatness. ALLEY PRINCIPLE IN FIRST HOUSE BILL. The principle upon which it is pro posed to eliminate alley slums was aptly illustrated in the House of Rep resentatives yesterday, when the first District bill, of the present session was passed in the lower body. The bill would widen Colorado avenue from Longfellow street to Sixteenth street northwest. The estimated cost of the land to be acquired is $17,538, and the bill provides that this expense be as sessed as benefits to the owners of adjacent property. That is exactly the basis upon which it is proposed to convert alley slums into minor streets to do the work and to charge the expense as benefits to the property benefited. What would happen if somebody in the House yesterday had proposed an amendment to the Colorado avenue bill, providing that the $17,538 be paid from the public treasury, ,half by the United States and half by the Dis trict? He would promptly and pro perly have been voted down, wouldn't he? Nobody would think of suggesting that the Colorado avenue bill is a violation of the "half and half prin ciple," but when the same provisions are applied to alleys which need elimination much more than Colorado avenue-needs widening we discover that the half and half principle has been viciously attacked. Henry George, jr., chairman of the subcommittee on taxation of the House District Committee, has introduced a bill providing for the conversion of al ley slums into minor streets by the method now applied universally to street extensions in the District., Citi zens who would hasten the day when the alley slums will actually be elimi nated Bhould give the measure their hearty 'support. Air Cooled Plug. An air-cooled spark plug for Internal combustion engines is a novelty, tho cooling being; accomplished by fiangu3 on ue Biues oi we pi us. Secretary Fisher, the Madero of Administrations Plan Of Pacification, Negotiating With Guerrilla Insurgents But He Cannot Give His Late Allies Pledge That Taft Will Abdicate. FINDS INSIDE VIEW MORE TO HIS LIKING Erstwhile Commander - in - Chief Hitchcock Is Busy With Army of Occupation in South. By JUDSON C. WELLIVER. Walter L. Fisher. Secretary of the Interior, Is now regarded as the pres ent active manager of the most im portant political concerns of the Taft administration. To employ a military figure, it might be said that the Taft political army Is operating In three divisions. Secretary Fisher is In command of the army of pacification, whose duty Is to bring the Insurgents back Into the fold without an outburst of open hostilities. Senator Crane Is In charge of heavy garrisons in the standpat strongholds of the East. Postmaster General Hitchcock commands the army of occupation, in the South. The three divisions are operating In general harmony, but the most ag gressive campaigning is being in trusted to Secretary Fisher's force. Tho reconccntrado policy which was undertaken under the direction of the Aldrlch-Cannon strategy board, has been dropped, at least outwardly. That program proposed to cut oft the Insurgents from supplies of political provender and starve them Into sub jection. Insurgents Win Guerrilla Warfare. The Insurgents did not yield to this treatment: they took to the bruBh like a lot of Mexican gringos, cut off the enemy's outposts, avoided gen eral engagements, won In all the guerrila warfare, and finally forced the Administration to adopt a new plan. Secretary Fisher represents the new policy. Instead of being starved, and, like Tantalus, tortured at the same time by the sight of noble viands, which others might eat, but they could only contemplate, the lnsurrectos are granted general amnesty, and Invited back to full fellowship. They are urged that the common cause Re publican success Is In danger, and that this Is no time for lnterrneclne strife. w The show of force is to be with drawn, and in Its stead a gigantic scheme of policing Is being Institu ted. Secretary Fisher Is the Madero of the administration; lately an In surgent leader, the trusted frlend"and ally of the other Insurgent factors, he Is now committed to the plan of pa cification, of accepting concessions Jewish Massacre at Bessarabia Imminent LONDON May '23. The Evening News' Vienna correspondent telegraphs today that tralnloads of Jews are' ar riving at Moldavia. In Roumanla, from Bessarabia, owing to the Imminence of another Jewish massacre. Many members of "Black Hundred" societies, persecutors of the Jews, have arrled in Bessarabia with the avowed purpose of exterminating the Jews. The agitators are touring the villages, urging the Inauguration of pogroms, such as were perpetrated in Kleff. Most of the refugees arriving at Moldavia are destitute. What's on the Program in Washington Today, (The Times will be pleased to announce meetings and entertainments In this column). "Midsummer Night's Dream," Washing ton College, 8 p. m. Lecture by Guy Carleton Lee, director of the Society of Broader Education, Carroll Institute, tonight. The following Masonic organizations will meet tonight: Lodges Federal, No. 1, M. M.; Acacia, No. 18, E. A.; Takoma. No. 29. F. C. Royal Arch Chapters Mount Horeb, No. 7, Mark; Potomac, No. 8. P. M. and M. E. M. Scottish Rite Evangelist Chapter, Rose Croix, eighteenth degree, 5 p. m.; dinner in banquet hall, 7 p. m. Rob ert de Bruce Council, Knights of Ka dosh. twenty-fourth degree, 8 p. m. Eastern Star Electa, No. 2; Brook land, No. 11. The following I. O. O. F. lodges will meet tonight: Washington. No. G; Golden Rule, No. 21; Amity, No. 27; Phoenix, No. 28. Th following Knights of Pythias or ganizations will meet tonight: Lodges Myrtle, No. 25; Webster, No. 7; Ex celsior, No. 14; Capital, No. 24. Pythian Sisters Convention of the Grand Tem ple of Virginia and the District of Columbia. Meeting of Idaho Tribe No. 13, I. O. R. M., Northeast Temple, Twelfth and H streets northeast. tonight Meeting of Saltese Tribe, No. 16, L O. R. M., Seventh and D streets north west tonight. Meeting of Osceola Tribe, No. 19, L O. R. M., Masonic Temple, Tenleytown, Meeting of Waneta Council, No. 6, De gree of Pocahontas, Fifth and G streets northwest, tonight. Meeting of Jefferson Council, No. 12, J. O. TJ. A- M.. Twelfth and H streets northeast, tonight. Meeting of Independent Council, No. 2, J. O. U. A. M., Seventh and D streets northwest, tonight. Meeting of Potomac Council, No. 20, J. O. U. A. M.. 1075 Thirty-first street northwest, tonight. Meeting of Jasper Council, No. 23, J. O. U. A. M.. Fifth and G streets north west tonight. Meeting of Columbia Council, No. 32. J. O. U. A. M., S20 Twentieth street northwest, tonight Annual banquet of alumni of Gonzaga. College, Frcdonla Hotel, S p. xn. Amusements. National Aborn English Opera Company In "Thaln." 8:15 p. m. Belasco "The Vagabonds," 8:20 p. m. Columbia Columbia PJayers In "A Wo man's Way," 8:15 p. m. .Majestic "Ten Nights In a Barroom." Cosmos Continuous vaudeville, 1 to 11 p. m. Casino Vaudeville, 1 to 5 and 7 to 11 v. m. I Gayety Burlesque, 2:15 and 8:15 p. m. WALTER L. FISHER, Erstwhile Insurgent Chieftain, Now In Command of Taft Army of Pacification. from the reigning dynasty, and of re storing peace by negotiation. But there Is this vast difference be tween Madero and Fisher: That whereas Madero has been won to the peace cause by assurances that Diaz will retire. Fisher is able to give no assurance to his insurgent friends and late allies that Taft will abdicate. He is giving only the assurance that things are going to be mended. He finds that the Taft Administration looks much better from the inside than it did from the outside. There are circumstantial reports that G I fiord Pinchot, Jame3 Rudolph Gar field, and numerous other insurgent chiefs have not been convinced. They have not been privileged that close. Inti mate Inspection from the inside point of view that has been vouchsafed to Secretary Fisher, and that has done so much to convince him of the essen tial excellence of conditions. Peace conferences have been held be tween General Fisher and a long list 'of the rebel leaders. It Is reported, with very Indifferent results. Generals Bran dels, Pinchot. and Heney called on Gen eral Fisher at his headquarters recently, under a flag of truce: but the subse quent report was that General Brandels had returned to the Insurgent camp and ASKS KINDNESS TO MAN AND BEAST To the IMItor of THE TIMES: Until President Gompers unionizes the teamsters of Washington like ojher cities the cruelties will never cease, because these owners care neither for man nor beost. The people of Washing ton would be surprised today If they knew how these negro drivers are being treated. From 4 until 8, 9, and 10 o'clock is a day's work. They have to make so many loads or it is deducted from their miserable stipends. They have to sleep In hay lofts or In wagons. They have to be at the stable at 4 a. m. or lose their Job. They haul Government material and no thought bt the eight-hour law. Not like their brothers In Government employ, who go home at 4 p m.. they continue on until the horses fall. I know of a coal company whose horses and men fall from exhaustion from over work. It is a pitiable state of affairs right here In the Capital, and still Mr. Gompers will raise J3W.000 to aid criminals hT California and never send a man around to see these men and talk to them. Mr. Gompers. you have the public. Humane Society, and organized labor to back you, so go ahead and help these men who want to work and keep out of Jail and be self respecting citizens. See if the eight hour law is respected; see if what I say isn't true. Going around In behalf of the dumb beast I discovered these matters, and my name can be had at this office If you wish testimony. I haven't told one half of the underground methods of Washington. Remove from animals that barbarous check rein. Who ever heard of work horses checked up like trotters? Going up hill they want their heads; and half the balky, sulky horses are caused by the check rein. You will never see the owner or driver with a high collar on working, but, of course, you know these animals don't know anything. Look at the driver and thon the horte and see who is the most intelligent. The horse needs water and needs It badly; the water Is free; so remember that these animals are flesh and blood, not machinery. I heartily favor the work horse parade, and hope the press. Humane Society and the people will offer prizes and encourage this parade for next Labor Day. What a fine sight to see on Pennsylvania avenue the ani mals coming Into their own. L. LIGHT OF HISTORY ON SUNDAY OBSERVANCE To the Editor of THE TIMES: The writer of this, a dally reader of your paper. Is Interested In the subject of closing places of amusement on Sun day (the first day of the week), the only day that the poor In our mld3t can en Joy as a recreation from dally loll to provide the necessities of life. DoNjhese Sunday fanatics know, or earn to know, that nowhere in the noly Bible are we commanded to keep the first day of the week holy? We are told In the holy Bible that God created the heavens and the earth In six days, and rested on the seventh day, and commanded us to keep this seventh day holy. It Is also assert ed and believed by the Jews, that the Israelites were freed from bondage on & In the Mail Bag was planning a big flanking movement against the position of General Hitch cock at the Postofflce Department. Field Marshal Hitchcock To Be Kept Busy. This was most disconcerting news. A vigorous assault on the headquarters of the Hitchcock Army of Southern Oc cupation might keep that able Held mar shal so busy t'at he would find it diffi cult to perfect the organization of his Southern mercenaries into an effective phalanx in time for the general engage ment at the national convention. There have been persistent reports that General Hitchcock, disaffected with the campaign plans imposed by the commander-in-chief, was disposed to sulk in his tent and not press Issues with his wonted vigor. This can be set down, on the best authority, as an over statement of the case. General Hitchcock's plan of campaign. In his own particular territory, has not been materially changed, nor has the general lost interest In the cause. It merely happens that In the reorganiza tion of the w-hole war game the most Important operations are now being con ducted In the territory of which Gen eral Fisher has recently been placed In command. The Hitchcock Hessians are confidently relied upon to swing into line at the right time. "Whether General Hitchcock will con- this seventh day of the week, and hence the Lord commanded it to be a holy day. Do these Sunday worshipers care to know that Sunday (the first day of the week) was made a holy dav by Con stantine, a Roman empsror In the fourth century, who enforced It by stat utory law? Do they know or care to know that this Roman emperor, Con stantlne, was a murderer, and ranked with David (who compelled many to pass under the cruel horror of death), with Mohammed. Henry VIII and Jo seph Smith, etc? Suppose these Sunday Christians give us a little history to support their Ideas, and why we of the twentieth century should be bound by views entertained by barbarians during the dark ages, when the ancestors Of thee Sunday Christians burned at the stake Bruno and Servetus for asserting the rotund ity of the earth. Astronomy, geology and all the useful sciences have had to tight for centuries Sunday Christians, and the war Is still on. JOHN COWGILL. SOUTHERNER SAYS SOUTH OPPOSES TAFT To the Editor of THE TIMES: Each Issue of your paper Is read with Interest by the writer, and in today's Times I note, among other things, that, first. President Taft is liable to have a new "summer" home; and, second, "General Clayton tells Taft the South is solid for him," and that La" Follette has no show. It seems to me that Congress might let well enough alone, as far as the President's "summer" home Is con cerned. There are thousands of poorly paid Government clerks who have only one home, which is used for both winter and "summer" purposes, and they are thankful to get that, but when It comes to the "big bugs" they get it all, and Taft will "smile" the smile that will not come off. Gee, he ought to be all smiles, but will hardly be able to "smile" after next election and there will be a few more standpatters who will share his position. -.And La Follette Is too much of a quick reformer to be elected as Presi dent, thinks "General Clayton," who undertakes to speak for the "South." I have a letter from a party well up In the Republican ranks in the South, which letter I received this evening, and my correspondent ays that Taft will do well to get a vote in his county, ex cept the few who are holding a Job secured at his hands, and they are afraid to speak In public in behalf of Taft. The wriler Is also from the South, and voted for Taft last election, but I will not be Insane enough to do it again. No man can carry In one hand the "Interests" and In the other hand the people's confidence, hoping that the latter can be maintained by a "smile." Just how well Taft got away with this "stunt" was Indicated by the results of last election, and this same dose, with, perhaps, four years' compound Interest, will be handed the present Administra tion next election. Not speaking for the entire South, but for myself and those I represent, I de sire to state that Taft has given the American people the "double-cross" time and time again, and from reports which reach me every mail, the South or no other section of the United States Is solid for Taft. Oh, If the election was only coming off this coming November, how the people would fix his "smile," and what a pity we will have to wait so long before we can do it! yours truly, , ... H. S. JEFFERX. Rival Field Marshals Will Get Chance to Emulate Yorktown Assault. PEACE CONFERENCES ACCOMPLISH LITTLE General Brandeis Threatens Big Flanking Movement, and Other Leaders Renew Oaths. elder that he has been superseded In the post of supreme Importance by Gen eral Fisher, and whether he will finally lese something of his old ardor, la mat ter of interesting conjecture. The fact remains that General Hitchcock contin ues in command In the South, and tht he will hold a position of the utmost Importance when the forces am n I length drawn Into the last lines of de- iense to sustain tne snock of general at tack by the rebels at the national con vention. In this regard. President Taft haa adopted somewhat the tactics of Wash ington at the assault upon Yorktown. There were two powerful redoubts In the British line which It was essential for Washington to engage simultane ously, and capture. He chose two of his young favorites to lead these two as saults: Lafayette with his Frenchmen attacked one position, while Alexander Hamilton was given the honor of direct ing the Continental storming party against the other. There was much rivalry for the honor of first planting the flag on the enemy's works; but it was a worthy rivalry. In a cause to which bath commanders were thor oughly devoted. Fighting Aplenty for Both Assured. Thus It Is between these ambitious field marshals of General Taft. They are both to get all the fighting they need before the war la over. Because of his so recent secession to a leading command, the tactics of Gen eral Fisher are being noted with great concern. The rebel leaders have been f lankly fearful lest the Fisher influence might win over some of their forces. General Fisher served In the trenches at the great battle of Chicago with CoL "Billy" Kent, now one of the chief rebel organizers in the provisional de partment of California. They are old companions in arms, and It was thought that the Fisher appeal might weaken the Kent devotion to the lnaurrecto cause. Cavalry Leader Heney Stands Firm. Similar misgivings were entertained, for a. brief time, concerning the loyalty of Major General PlnchoC He Is a most valuable adjutant to the insurgent forces. a brilliant and promising protese of the Marco Bozzaris at-mld-nlcht-in-the-forest-shades school of campaigning. Of both him and General Kent. It Is reported that they have re sisted the Fisher blandishments and re narwi thplr cath of loyalty to the In dependence movement. uen ivrancis J- rxciicj, um i.uu cavalry leader, and other eminent fig ures In the rebellion, are also under stood to have stood firm against all ef forts to draw them away from tha cause, and the worry among the big leaders Is greatly diminished In the last fortnight. LIFE-LONG RESIDENT OFROCKVILLETOBE Reuben A. Bogley Dies in Washington, Where He Has Lived Short Time. ROCKVILLE, Md.. May 21 The fu neral of Reuben A. Bogley, who died in Washington, aged seventy-seven, will be conducted at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning, the burial to be tomorrow aft ernoon in Rockville cemetery. Mr. Bogley was a native of this coun ty, and until he removed to Washing ton several years ago had been a llf long resident of Rockville and vicinity. He Is survived by two daughters and two sons. He also leaves two brothers William A. and John H. Bogley. both of this county. Miss Katherine Leverone, aged eight een, and Richard A. Adamson, Jr., aged twenty-one, both of Washington, were married In Rockville yesterday after noon by the Rev. S. R. White, of tho Baptist church", the ceremony taking place at the home of the minister In the presence of a young woman friend. Prof. Earle B. Wood, county super intendent of public schools, has been dangerously 111 at his home at Boyds for the last two w;eeks. His condition, however, is thought to be improving. John G. England, of Rockville. is an other well-known citizen who Is 11L Ha was stricken suddenly several days ago. and has since been In a critical condi tion with kidney trouble. An event of the near future that Is being looked forward to with more than usual Interest by the people of Mont gomery county Is the marriage of Miss Vivian M. Waters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace D. Waters, of German town, and Charles Norman Boulc, of the Rockville bar, -which will take place the evening of June 7, In ChAIst Episcopal church. Rockville. The rec tor, the Rev- Thomas J. Packard, will officiate. The bridegroom-elect Is a son of the late William Velrs Boulc, Jr. Dlonitius Hilton, a well-known farm er of Damascus district, this county, has been required by Justice Reading, of Rockville, to furnish ball in the sum of $1,000 for his appearance at the No vember term of court on a charge of assault with Intent to murder. It Is charged that Hilton and Sher wood Duvall, also a Damascus district farmer, had a quarrel at Damascus, and that Hilton used a penknife on Duvall with disastrous results, painfully cut ting him on the face and neck and body. Duvall is said to be in a serious con dition. Creole Belle. "You want a girl's portrait to boost your ad." "Yes, everybody Is using them," said the manufacturer. "Now, what type of beauty do you think would go nicely with a brand of stove polish Z" BUID TOMORROW e. .,A - ,1, , M 'ZZSr ' -