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ivg: VV.aluXoX times, thubsday, JULY 13, 1911.
Published Every Evening In the Tear at
THIS MU.VSEY BUILDING,
Tenn. ave.. between 13th and 11th its.
Telephone Main KSO.
New York Office lis Fifth Ave.
Chicago Office.... 1110 Commercial Bank Bide
Benton Office Journal Building
Philadelphia Office 61: Chestnut St.
Baltimore Office .. ..j Nea Bulldlncr
FRAXK A MUNSEY.
Trcprietor
F. A. WALKER,
Managing Editor
THURSDAY. JULY 13. 1911.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES BV MAIL.
1 mo. 1 mos. t mos. 1 yr.
Dally and Sunday. 0.M 0 94 $1.75 3.50
Dally only IS 75 1.50 1.00
Bunday only .25 .50
JUAE CIHCULATION.
Dally.
The number of complete and perfect copies
cf The Washington Times printed dally
aur-
ins tne niontn or June was as iouowi
I. 51,206 11 Sunday
2 2.166 12 fO.I'S
a.
.51.153
22 53.020
23 53.146
24 61,157
25 Sunday
6 60.SS7
27 60.766
2S 52.079
29 61.496
I W.rjS 13. . .. 60.-.91
4 Sunday 14...... 61,103
i ei.ris is 61.173
f 50,509 16 M.S34
T 53.303 17 53,333
S (0.769 18 Sunday
51.332 19 50,549
10 53,117 20 51.31$
Total for month
Dally average for month...
SO 62.466
1,343,620
51.67S
The net total circulation of The Wash
ington Times (dally) during the month of
June was 1,165.769. all copies left over and
returned being eliminated. This number,
when divided by 26. the number of days of
tubllcatlon. thong the net dally average for
ne to have been 44.S37.
Sunday.
Tha number of complete and perfect copies
of The Washington Times printed Sundays
during the month of June was as follows:
June 4 4S.002 I June 18 47.171
June 11 47.065 I June 25 46,317
Total for month 1S8.545
Sunday average for month 47,136
The net total circulation of The Washington
Times (Sunday) during the month of June
was 166.819. all copies left oer and returned
by agents being eliminated This number,
when divided by 4. the number of Sundays
during June, shows the net Sunday average
for June to have been 41,705.
Entered at the Postofflce at Washington.
O c . as second class matter
Nowv this is going to extremes -when a
Washington husband, as charged in the
divorce proceedings, nits his wife with
a shoe.
The President will not take that aero
ride. It will be remembered that It. was
other people whom he wanted to see
"Atop In."
Another bright spot has been discover
ed in the early morning skies, and
Washington Is beginning to arrange a
series of comet parties.
Now that Chief Willis L. Moore has
explained to us Just why the weather
should be hot, let's wipe our brow and
permit the processes of nature to take
their course.
If Representative Willis wishes to set
the House on fire It would almost be
better for him to do so with a speech
rather than with a box of mischievous
matches in his pocket.
Mcmii.'rs of the Charnbei of Commerce
ourht to have fine appi tiles for that
luncheon In honor of Aviator At wood
tonorron. Thev havo been expei'tlng It
everv day since the Fourth.
Now that the question of putting a
man in Jail for trying to kill himself
has been revived, why not revive the
cheerful pastime of burning a few
witches. Just to keep the memory of
the Dark Ages alive?
Oratori' allv speaklnsr. the selection .if
John I.juett as a substitute for the
President at the ground-fcrcal.ing for the
San IMygo exposlMo.i Is on; of the
wisest moves Mr. Taft nas made In the
whole couise of his Administration
One thoughtful Washington woman
celebrated her own birthday by sending
a generous donation of Ice cream to
Camp Good Will. Somebody lb having
a birthday In Washington every day,
and Camp Good Will can profitably use
a great deal of ice cream.
Social Washington is looking forward
with no small degree of Interest to the
return of Hoke Smith to the Capital,
where as a member of the Cleveland
Cabinet his home was a center of many
happy gatherings. He will not begin his
service in the Senate, however, until
the winter.
i
The settlement of the Alsop claim In
favor of this country and against Chile
shows that our fellow-citizen. Hon. Han
nls Taylor, who, together with another
Washlngtonlan, Crammond Kennedy,
reprebehted the claimants, has some
thing more than a theoretical knowledge
of the broader aspects of the law.
Ihe District has a new and able
champion In the person of Representa
tive Oyer of Missouri Mr. Dyer was a
Washington boy who. after a few years'
sojourn in St. Louis, came back as a
member of Congress. Ho has declared
for representation for the District in the
House.
The University Club's committee on
art, literature and decoration has re
quested the members of the club to
nd In their photographs. Secretary
Frank J. Katz, who distributed copies
of the request, did not commit himself
on the question of whether the portraits
would be considered as art, literature, or
decoration.
An unknown donor's gift of property
valued at nearly $200, (VO to the .new
Arrcrlcan University, the educational
Institution which Methodists are estab
lishing in Washington, gives a substan
tial Impetus to the movement, and
Chancellor Hamilton and the founders
feel greatly encouraged.
The hand of affliction continues to
fall heavily upon residents of the Dis
trict. Death by accident has brought
bereavement to Senator Galllnger, to
the wife of Senator Gore, and to Jus
tic Gould, to all of whom the warm
est sympathy of their hostxof friends
Is extended.
Colonel Haskell, Sealer of Weights and
Measures, makes a good suggestion to
housewives when he advises them to
buy by measure. "If people would only
buy so many pounds of ice, or any
other commodity," wisely observed -he
colonel, "instead of buying 5 or 10 cents'
worth, they would be able jo Uve more
cheaply.
Thoutmds of Washingtonlans who pa
tror.Irs .the Washington Market will be
glad to observe that work ou the com
pany's new cold storage plant has
started. When completed, tne plant will
have cost SO,000, and will ue an addi
tion that will male even more efficient
-tfcevaluable service this institution
renders" the community.
President Taft's. acceptance of the
Invitation to attend the national en-
campment of the G. A. R. at Roches
ter in August, recalls that the last
encampment honored with a Presi
dent's presence was in Washington In
1902. Colonel Roosevelt addressing
the veterans. President McKlnley at
tended the Philadelphia gathering: in
1S99.
The law' has been claiming numerous
young women in Washington this sum
mer, but It has .nothing on medicine.
Not all the ambitious girls who havo
determined on entering a profession
and working for a living, want to be
Portias. In the list of nine persons who
hare Just taken the examination for
licenses to practice medicine appears
the name of one woman.
The action of the District Commis
sioners In approving pensions to wid
ows and families of deceased firemen
and to disabled employes of the de
partment calls attention to the fact
that Congress has as yet done nothing
toward amending the policemen's and
firemen's pension law, which does not
now produce sufficient money to meet
demands. A bill diverting certain li
cense fees to the pension fund has been
pending for two years, and In the mean
time the policemen and firemen have to
suffer.
Annual outings of business men en
gaged in the same class of work have
become popular In Washington, but
none is more successful or more
thoroughly enjoyed than that of the
city's florists, who held their yearly
picnic at Huntsvllle. Md , yesterday.
Being In the business of raining flowers,
the excursionists did not mind the
shower of the forenoon, as they appre
ciated Its commercial value. The sky
cleared, however,. In the afternoon, and
the outing was, delightful. Every per
son w'ho attended congratulates the
committee on arrangements, John Rob
ertson, Jr . W. W. Kimball, Otto Bauer.
Ed S. Schmid. and W. A. Bolinger.
CH E APER GAS IN THE GEORGE
1 0WN DISTRICT.
The noteworthy feature of the reduc
tion in the price of gas in the George
town district from $1 to 85 cents per
1,000 cubic feet is not that the com
pany .lias yielded to public demand
and progressive business policy but
that the consumers of gas have waited
for lower rates with such surprising
patience..
The Georgetown Gas Light Company
J has been a prosperous institution. It
has never been exploited by stock jug
glers, as has its sister corporation, the
Washington Gas Light Company. Its
stock is only 5130,000. It has no bonds.
Certificates of indebtedness to the
amount of 225,000 stand against it,
but these securities were sold for cash,
in which respect they are vastly differ
ent from the certificates of the Wash
ington company, which were issued as
a stock dividend. Business with the
company has been good, dividends of 10
per cent have been paid with consider
able regularity and a property value in
excess of the total capitalization has
been created. No reason exists why the
price of gas should not be reduced; it
could have been reduced Eeveral years
ago, so the Georgetown consumers are
getting no more than they have long
been entitled to get.
The outlook for continued prosperity
for the Georgetown Gas Light Com
pany is excellent. With its good rec
ord, with the big value in its proper
ties, and with its rapidly extending
business at a lower rate, it will have
no difficulty in financing the construc
tion of a new plant and the laying of
mains in the big territory it is sup
posed to serve. The section north of
Georgetown and west of Rock Creek is
building up rapidly, and the George
town company enjoys the exclusive
privilege of supplying it with gas.
The company should not only sell a
great deal more gas than it ever sold
before, but it should make more money,
and undoubtedly will.
Another evidence that the reduction
in price is nothing more than was to
be expected is the fact that the Wash
ington Gas Light Company holds a
majority of the stock of the George
town company. The gas business is,
therefore, monopolized in the District
of Columbia. So far as the consumer is
concerned, there is but one company.
For the monopoly to charge one rate
in one part of the city and another
rate in another part is manifestly ab
surd. This condition has prevailed for
several years, but the guiding forces
back of the monopoly have evidently
come to realize that there is no excuse
for failure to make prices uniform.
GARMENTS THAT FASTEN
DOWN THE BACK.
Embarrassing developments incident
to the fact that her waist fastened
down the back caused a West Virginia
young woman to hand the mitten to a
youth who was on the way with her
to the parsonage. In the first moments
of humiliation and surprise, the youth
of one-and-twenty, who couldn't even
keep his true-love knot from coming
untied, may fancy that the sun has
gone down while it is yet day, and that
life holds nothing else worth while in
store. It is the normal feeling of de
spair incident to his age.
With no disposition to minimize the
value of the prize he has lost, it may
yet be said that he little dreams what
he has escaped by not having to wrestle
hereafter with those fearful and won
derful creations which fasten, down the
back. It is generally believed that
they are fashioned by patients in the
psychopathic wards after designs by
the inventor of the celebrated Fifteen
puzzle. At all events, they furnish a
large number of recruits for the wards
in question. The ingenuity of dress
makers is no longer displayed in the
novelty of texture and design, but in.
the number of hooks and eyes which
can be concealed along the smallest
number, of linear inches of a new gown.
The aptness with which the eighth hook
fits into the ninth eye is neycr by any
chance discovered to be an illusion un
til the long row has been completed
far below the waist line and the whole
achievement is found to be awry. By
that time the party has 'commenced and
the taxicab isrunning up a bill which
looks like a payment on the purchase
price. It is undeniable and vundenied
that women in whom lurks the patient
soul of a Florence Nightingale grow ir
ritable, if not downright unreasonable,
under the ordeal, and make no effort
to conceal their astonishment that a
feat to which the building of Rome was
a summer course in architecture has
not been accomplished in five minutes.
When at last, with fingers weary and
worn and eyelids heavy and red, the
exhausted husband has finished the
joinder, the opera is' over and nothing
remains but to go to bed.
The West Virginia youth may com
fort himself. If a hard necessity should
reduce him to the use of skewers and
safety pins for the remainder of his
bachelor days, he may give thanks that
it is only with his own unruly raiment
that he must wrestle.
CONTROLLING CHILDREN ON
THE STREETS.
Every person who is doomed to city
life in the summer will appreciate the
following plaintive protest, written to
The Times' "Mail Dag" and signed "Dis
gusted:" To the Editor of THE TIMES. -
In the name of a distracted neighbor
hood, will some one tell me why we
have no curfow law, and. If not why
not? Of all cities In the United States,
the City Beautiful needs a curfew law
young ones off the street by 9 o'clock.
The children are around the streets
yelling like a lot of Comanche Indians,
so that their elders cannot read or write
a line, or even talk In peace. What
are the playgrounds for?
Between tt)e cars, which take passen
gers on Dick Turpln rides, and the
hoodlums I shall soon be a subject for
a sanitarium. I am compelled to pa
tronize the road (sorry to say), anil
when I go am wondering where shall
land at the end of my Journey on my
head or feet. DISGUSTED.
"Disgusted" touches the raw edges of
a serious problem, whose solution lies
way beyond the enactment of a curfew
law. In the first place, where is the
man or the community that is willing
to undertake the job of keeping children
from making ''a noise! In the second
place, where are city children to spend
their evenings, when almost every
square foot of ground, except in the
streets, is covered by a store or a house,
and when it is unbearably hot indoors?
Are we to require our children to sit
down in the parlor with folded hands
,. ' . .
mm tsuuk lips, uiiu eijieuu uii'ir lime
twiddling their thumbs? If not, what
are we to do with them?
It would take 1,000 special policemen,
working at nothing else, to guarantee
"Disgusted" the quiet for which our
correspondent pines. Even they could
not enforce a curfeu law to the letter.
A better remedy is more attention to
children on the part of parents and a
liberal display of patience on the part
of all of us.
ELECTION OF SENATOR HOKE
SMITH.
The progressive moveient in national
politics receives a distinct impetus by
the election of Hoke Smith as Senator
from Georgia to succeed Senator Joseph
M. Terrell, the ad interim appointee
who was named to fill the place made
vacant by the death of Senator A. S.
Clay. Mr. Smith's first term as gov
ernor of Georgia was marked by the
adoption of a number of progressive
measures, including the strengthening
of the railroad commission of the State.
Unfortunately, however, his term of
office coincided with the year of the
panic, and the prevailing discontent
found expression in the defeat of the
governor at the following election. In
the election last fall, however, he was
once more returned to, office by an
overwhelming majority, and had just
been inaugurated during the first week
in June. The legislature which has
just assembled has now elected him to
fill the unexpired term of Senator Clay,
which will be a period of four years
from last March.
The now Senator is active and ag
gressive in the cause of the people, and
will bring great strength to every move
ment in their behalf. From the very
beginning he may be expected to loom
large upon the national horizon.
Thinks Miss Tuckerman
Did Not Stop Chimes
"
Acquaintances of Miss Emily Tucker
man in Washington are not inclined to
believe that she is responsible for the
silencing of the Field chimes in Stock
bridge, Mass., for the first time since
1S7S.
Miss Tuckerman, whose winter resi
dence Is at 1712 H street, has a villa,
at Stockbrldge, where she spends the
summer months. It Is stated that she
objected to the sounding of the chimes
a half hour each evening because' It
disturbed her hour of meditation, and,
though unsuccessful in having the prac
tice stopped last year, she has been this
season.
By the terms of the will of David
Dudley Field the chimes were given to
Stockbrldge and $2,500 given to make
certain the playing of them each day.
His relatives say that unless the chimes
are played daily the legacy will be for
feited. Miss Tuckerman is well known in
Washington as a charity worker.
Steel Rail Company
Attacks Road's Rates
Complaint against the Baltimore and
Ohio and Norfolk and Western railroad
companies was filed today with he
Interstate Commerce Commission by the
West Virginia Stee"! Rail Company,
charging that the combination rates on
steel rail from Huntington to other
West Virginia points are excessive, and
demanding $l,27S.$t as reparation.
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Do You Know
"Japanese
Preparations Now Being
Made for Entertaining
Him Here.
"THE SILENT ONE" IS
IDOL OF HIS COUNTRY
Classed Along With the Mikado as
the Two Greatest Men in
Oriental Empire.
Idolized by the Japanese as their na
tional hero and respected by the world
as a man of wonderful ability In naval
warfare. Admiral Togo grim, (silent,
and unfathomabfe the genius that made
the navy of the Flowery Kingdom in
vincible during the war with Russia.
is to visit the United States as a guest
an honored guest. From" the President
of the nation down to the underlings of
the Government, all will combine to
make Togo's days In America as pleas
ant as sightseeing ana banqueting can
accomplish.
Ask a Japanese boy or girl who are
the two greatest men in the country,
and the answer will be "The Emperor
and Admiral Togo." A universe has
nicknamed Togo many things, among
them being "The Silent One," "The
Nelson of Japan," and because1 of his
absolute devotion to his country and his
personal effacement, he . Is sometimes
known as "The Ogre." Whatever the
world might say, he Is the mister sea
fighter of Japan, and his name will
forever ring through the his to; of the
nation of Httle brown men.
And now this man. Is on his way to
America. He has Just left the corona
tion of King George V. and while In
London he was lionized. But London
found him about as communicative as a
shellfish. He talked only wheu he had
something very Important to say, and
then never about himself or his deeds.
Reticent almost to the point of absurd
ity. Admiral Togo makes but few friends
on his trips. He realizes that more i
uuurauon is not necessary, ana that ho
can save much breath by keeping his
straight-lipped mouth closed.
Arrange Program For
His Entertainment.
While the Japanese embassy staff and
the White House staff are busily arrang
ing a program for hl3" entertainment
which at present Is no more than tenta
tive, by reason of the fact that Togo will
not be here until after August 6, and If
Congress has adjourned the President
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will have left Washington the doughty
warrior is on nis way to America, a
country he is to visit by special re
quest. He w.-ts to spend more time In
Europe, but he changed his mind when
the United States Government Invited
even insisted to become its guest. He
will be allowed the prlvilt-ge of visiting
the navy yards scattered from the Pa
cific to the Atlantic coast. He will be
received by the Chief Executive If Mr.
Taft is here and bv Senators and men
in public life Society will also make
its bow to this little brown man with
the small, inscrutable eves and thin
lips. Admiral Togo Is not even of the
nobility, yet he is Infinitely better
known than many of the royal princes.
And why is Admiral Togo so well
known? Is It because he sank the Rus
sian fleet in the Sea of Japan, a victory
that discouraged the men of Russia
and threw the Japanese nation Into an
ecstasy of delight' Yes, that, and be
because of his wonderful personality
and charmlnrr simplicity In battle,
standing where great shells exploded
every second Vlthin a few dozen yard!
of him. he moved not a muscle, but
of him. he moved not a muscle, but
stood like "Stonewall" Jackson stood
at the battle of Bull Run. "Why will
you not go to the conning tower,
where you will bo safe?" an officer
asked him? "Don't you know that Ja
pan would be thrown Into mourning if
you were killed? Who could take your
place."
Silence and Duty All
That He Lives For.
"I am not that Important," answered
the admiral, ducking a shell that ex
ploded above him. He was kindness It
self to his officers, yet as firm as a
man of his character would be expected
What's on the Program in
Washington Today.
(The Times will be pleased to an
nounce meetings and entertainments in
this column.)
Concert by the Unltea States Engineer
Band, Washington Barracks, 8 p. m.
The following Masonic organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges New Je
rusalem. No. 9. M. M.: George C.
Whiting, No. 22, E. A.; Takoma. NO.
22, special business. Royal Arch 'Chap
ter Washington, No. 2, mark.
The following I. O. O. F. lodges will
meet tonight: Columbia, No. 10, and
Salem, No. 22, degree work.
Meeting of Logan Tribe, No. S. I. O. R.
M.,' Wisconsin avenue and N street
northwest, tonight
Meeting of Camp No. 3, Patrotic Order
of Americans, Washington Hall,
Third street and Pennsylvania avenue
southeast, tonight.
Meeting of Camp No. 7, Patriotic Order
of Americans, 413 Tenth street north
west, tonight.
Meeting of Camp No. S, Patriotic Order
of Americans, Congress Heights, to
night. Meeting of Edward J. Ross Council,
No. 26, Jr. O. U. A. M., Seventh and
D streets northwest, tonight.
Meeting of Columbia Council. No. 32,
Jr. O. U. A. M.. 520 Twentieth street
northwest, tonight.
Meeting of Constellation Council, No.
39, Jr. O. U. A. M 419 Tenth street
northwest, tonight.
Meeting of National Circle. No. 621,
Protected Home Circle, Royal Arca
num Hall, Third street and Pennsyl
vania avenue southenst, tonight. '
Concert by the Fifteenth Cavalry Band,
Smithsonian grounds. 7:30 p. m.
Conceit bv tho United States' Marine
'Band, llarlno Barracks. 4:3t p. m.
Amusements.
Columbia Columbia Players in "The
Barrier," 2'15 and 8:13 p. m.
Cosmos Continuous vaudeville, 1 to 11
Sevy" Chase Lake Dancing and mu-
Chevy t-nase """'is al
slC by seciiuii ui uauue jd&uu.
Glen Echo Park Dancing and music by
section of Soldiers' Home Band,
Luna Park Midway attractions.
Arcade Motion pictures, oowllng, and
River View Dancing and other amuse
ments; boat leaves Seventh street
wharf 10 a. m. and 2 and J p.. m.
Colonial Beach-Boardwalk, bathing,
and other amusements; bteamers leave
Seventh street wharf dally except
Mnnrtav. 9 a. m.: Saturday. 2:30 n m
Marshall Hall Steamer Charles Macal-
ester leaves aevenui street wharf 10
a. m.; 2:30 and 6:43 p. m. daily. Stops
made at Mt. Vernon.
Steamer St. Johns leaves Seventh street
wharf for forty-mile trip on the Po
tomac. 7 p.m.
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Togo Here Is
Admiral, Soon to
-A-DrujtAi-. f.0.0.0
to be. He never gave unnecessary or
ders. In fact, silence is a religion with
him. Silence and duty. He lives for
nothing else. Even his family is a
secondary consideration when duty Is
in the balance.
A little illustration to show his grit
and devotion to duty:
Ho had been assigned to the supremo
command of the entire Japanese naval
forces. At the time he was a sick man,
hardly able to leave his bed. The gov
ernment called upon him iur Immediate
sea duty namely, to attack the great
and seemingly invincible Russian fleet.
His wife, afraid of the consequences
should he leave a sick bed, went to
him with tears In her eyes.
"Ask them to wait, my lord, you are
not well enough to go to sea."
Togo struck her twice across the face.
"Woman, you speak foolishness," said
he.
The admiral Immediately went Into
active service, and his wife, faithful
and loving, dispensed with all her
servants and did the household work
herself, as Is the custom. Even her
children she denied herself, sending
them to another city with their grand
mother The world heard more of Togo In the
days that followed than did his family.
Just before his flagship, the Mikasa,
sailed from Sasebo. his eldest daughter
paid him a parting visit. As she left
she asked him If he had any message
; . h mn,hr
I t0 ne mot"er'
! ' 1 think of r
nothing Just at present,"
the Iron man answered, "unless you tell
them I am well and happy" he was
still weak from his illness "and that
they must not distract my mind from
duty by sending letters."
It sounds brutal, but It Is not so.
Togo's God is stern duty nothing else.
He loved his wife and children, but he
believed his country needed him more
and that If he was to give his beloved
land a full measure of service, he must
not have his mind on aught else.
This rule sent home by his daughter
was strictly carried out. During the
grinding struggle, when each day per
haps would be his last, he neither
wrote nor received any news from his
family. They might have died of fever
or been carried away by the enemy
and It would have been the same to
him.
But Togo Has His
Human Side as Well.
But even Admiral Togo has his human
side. After the fall of Port Arthur
and while the fleet was refitting at
Sasebo after the final struggle with
Rojstvensky's doomed squadron, he
rejoined his family and remained with
them as long as possible. He avoided
the Joyful demonstratlonos that await
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Subway Motor Cars
At Capitol to Go
The two little automobiles that ply
In the subway between the Senate office
building and the Capitol will have to
go. Bids will be opened at the Capitol,
July 22, for a small double-track elec
tric line, equipped with cars, which will
operate In the subway at the Senate
end of the Capitol and also for a line
at the House end.
It Is said that some of the more
timid Senators fear the automobiles are
not safe. They run sometimes as fast
as five miles an hour. -
Mrs. Taft Is an admirer of the auto
mobiles. She took a ride In one, and
was so pleased she made scveial Jour
neys. By, Playing in Street,
Falls on Electric Rail
Burned on the face and head by fall
ing against the underground rail while
attempting to Jump across an excava
tion under the car tracks In Ninth
street, near R, northwest, twelve-year-old
Edward "Wolf, 1813 Fifteenth street
northwest, 13 In a serious condition In
Freedmens Hospital.
Young Wolf, w.th several companions,
was playing in the street last evening,
when he attomrted to Jump across the
tracks. , Slipping on the loose earth, he
fell Into the excavation.
Ambassador Dudley
Is Reported Improved
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 13. Irving B.
Dudley, American ambaisador to Bra
zil., who was taken 111 yesterday with
an attack of heart failure, Is reported
today to be slightly better.
An Introduction to
Be Uncle Sams
Tokyo, because, he said, he was not
now on duty and his wife and children
were more to him than pageants. This
simply shows that duty is Togo's
fetish.
Even the navy department of Japan
did not wholly trust him even after
they had made him supreme commander
of the united fleets. They sent spies
after him who watched him at all
times. They wanted to see whether it
was love of country or hatred for the
Russians that animated the grim Togo,
who did hate the Russians, but hid
It under a cloak of silence.
"If this grudge Is all that makes our
Togo ready to take command he will
blow hot and then cold. It It Is love
of country' he will never give up; he will
conquer or die," argued the navy de
partment. So day after day the spies followed
him, but .hey could make no satlsfac-
tory report. Togo knew he was
watched and finally resorted to a rose
to allay their suspicions and to prove
his loyalty. Under the grew some and
strict Samurai code Togo's code vol
untary death Is the penalty for failure
or disgrace. The famous hara-kiri
knife, three Inches long is the symbol
and the Instrument of that code. Be
fore leaving to attack Port Arthur,
Togo seemed to relax some of the stern
discipline he was noted as enforcing.
He said to his officers:
"Bring your wives and children and
we will be merry for a day before we
leave port."
Midnight Reception
Jn Admiral's Cabin.
The wives and children came and
many a happy party was held on ship
board, followed by the stoical leave
taking, a characteristic of the Japanese.
Then night felL The last merry
maker had gone and the. shore were de
serted. On the great black men-o'-wars-men
naught but forced discipline- Togo,
ever mindful of the presence of spies
from Japan, prepared to demonstrate
his loyalty to his country and to the
Mikado. He ordered all captains and
oncers of the fleet to report to him
that night on the flagship singly and
in order of seniority.
One by one they entered his silent
cabin. He spoke no word of greeting,
but gave each a. silent bow of recog
nition. In full uniform, his sword girt
on, he sat solemnly upright, and rest
ing on a cushion that lay before him
was the keen bladed hara-kiri knife,
the knife of the Samurai.
As each officer entered and saluted,
the chief acknowledged the salutation.
He spoke no word. None was needed.
With a grave gesture toward the
gleaming blade, Togo motioned his
guest away and bade the next approach.
It was midnight before the feilm pan
tomime In the dim light of the admiral's
cabin. And when Japan's navy sauea
iiwnv in th erav morning every officer
Justice Gould's Sister
Meets Death by Drowning
Death by drowning of his sister. Miss
Mary E. Gould, at New Boston, N. H.,
was the news received late last night
by Justice Ashley M. Gould, of the Dis
trict Supreme Court.
Miss Gould has visited frequently In
Washington and Maryland, where she
has many friends. For twenty years
she was treasurer of the Florence Sav
ings Bank, of JTorthompton, Mass. The
accident occurred while Miss Gould was
upon her vacation. She was fifty years
of age, being born In Nova Scotia and
removing yhen a child to Hampshire
county, Mass.
Aeroplane Is Altar for
Pair at Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, July 13. While
seated In a Bleriot monoplane on a
pier. Miss Mllfred Tyler, a handsome,
young woman, who arrived here yester
day from .New York, and Theodore M.
von Keler, of the same city, were mar
red by Itev. Dr. John McMillan, pastor
of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
In thorough keeping with the surround
ings, one of the witnesses was H.
Graham Carter, the well-known Eng
lish aviator, who is to give a series
of exhibition nights during the next
few weeks.
Lecture for the Blind.
Professor W. C. Arnett will lecture
on "The Starry Heavens"' on Saturday,
July 13, at 2:30 p. ni. at the Public
Library. The lecture has been especially
arranged for blind users of the library
and' will be given In the reading room
tor the blind, basement floor, -west end.
Famous
f
Honored Guest
His Devotion to Japan
Strikingly Shown in War
With Russia.
MUCH LIONIZED, BUT
DOESN'T LIKE IT
Pudgy in Appearance, and Doesn't
Possess Martial Aspect A
Real Plebeian.
for death. The navy department
he could be trusted.
It was but a few days until the
trust of his countrymen turned to abject
adoration. With one swift, eaglelike
stroke, he had reduced the Russian bat
tleships to so many blackened and
twisted hulks.
It was without doubt the greatest
naval fight and naval victory of the
century, and the seacraft and skill of
the little bcown man who had guided
the Mikado's ships to victory was the
marvel of European and American naval
ofllcers. it was then he won bis title
of the Nelson of Japan.
Showed Remarkable
Bravery in Battle.
Of Togo's bravery, and at times foo
hardlness, little need be said. He was a
sick man during the battle. That must
always be remembered. But Togo, with
reckless courage, directed the move
ments of the great fleet from the bridge,
exposed to the fire of the nemy. There
he stayed until an old feudal retainer of
the Togo family, assisted by a score of
officers, persuaded their admiral to g
to the conning tower, not, however, until
after a six-inch shell had exploded in
the chart room directly below the brldg
and killed everybody In It. Togo real
ized It would be foolhardlness to stay In
a place so exposed, especially as the
operations ' of his- vessels could be ac
complished equally as well from a point
of safety.
Togo's naval training was received In
England, where, as a young man, he
attended the naval school at Green
wich. He Inherited his taste for the
sea from the famous old clan of which
he came, the Satsuma, noted as fierce
sea w-arriors.
Returning to Japan, fresh from col
lege, he was employed In several ca
pacities. In 1S94. when war broke out
between China and Japan, he was In
command of the Naniwa, a cruiser com
posing the first flying squadron of the
Japanese navy. He ireatly distin
guished himself all during the bitter
war, and earned the reputation of being
a first-class fighting man and a superior
officer.
Those who have served under Togo,
6ay he is a man who cannot Dear to
be defeated. Once when challenged to
climb the mast by another officer who
gained the top almost before Togo had
started, and who "said. "Togo, I beat
you," the Silent One answered, "No,
I you did not beat me, I waa left be-
nina.
His Appearance Isn't
At All Military.
Togo Is now sixty years old. He does
not resemble the high caste Japanese
In appearance, because he Is not of
noble birth. He is undersized, pudgy,
with a close cropped head of Iron gray
hair, and eyes that are not markedly
almond shaped. His uniform fits bad
ly and his bearing is not what people
call "military." There Is absolutely
nothing, unless It Is his eyes and chin,
that would proclaim him other than an
ordinary man. He could easily travel
incognito.
But this Is the man who will be re
ceived and lauded as a hero by the
great United States in August. Com
mander Hlraga. of the Japanese navy.
attache of the embassy In Washington,
Is now making arrangement for his en
tertainment. The commander said yes
terday that Togo would only be accom
panied by one naval aide. In explain
ing the modesty of the admiral's en
tourage. Commander Hlraga said:
"Admiral Togo Is a man of simple
tastes. He Is modest and retiring. He
does not like display, and as much as
he appreciates the honor of the Invita
tion on the part of the American people,
he Is the last man In the world to make
a pageant of his sojourn here."
That is Admiral Togo, who Is to bo
the guest of the American nation.
Concerts Today
By the U. S. Marino Band, at
Marine Barracks, at 4:30 P. JL
WILLIAM H. SANTELMANN,
Leader.
PROGRAJL
March, "Washington Centennial"
Santelmann
Overture, "Pique Dame" Suppe
Valse Petite. 'Flirtation" Stock
Fantasia. "Carmen" i?",?1
Idyl. "On Guard" ..........Neske
(Cornet obligato by Hans
Wunderllch.)
"Invitation to the Dance"
"" Weber-Weingartner
(Transcribed for military band by
William H. Santelmann.)
Humoresque Fantasia, "The Merry
Widow" ..Lehar (arr. Lampe)
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
By the Fifteenth Cavalry Band, at
Smithsonian Grounds, at 7:30 P. M.
GEORGE F. TYRRELL. Director.
PROGRAM.
March, "Souvenir de Sussie"
Vereecken
Overture, "Martha" Flotow
Waltz, "Vienna Beauties" Zlehrer
(a) Cornet solo, "Palms" Fauro
(b) Love song from "Madam Sherry
Straus
Salome Dance, "Dance of the
Sevpn Veils" Tobanl
Selection, "When Sweet Sixteen"
Herbert
Polish Dance No. 1 Scharevewka
Finale, "Lorraine" Ganne
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
By the U. S. Engineer Band, at
Washington Barracks at 8 p. ra.
JULIUS HAMPER. Leader.
PROGRAli.
March. "Brabanto" Maquet
Overture, "Barbar of Sevllle".Rnsslnl
Waltz. "Golden Sunset" Hall
Selection. "Martha" Flotow
"Daisies" from floral suite In C
Bendlx
Excerpts from "Alma, Where Do
You Live?" Briquet
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
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