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cl- . ; a. ii tr--"- ; j -: - 'iiy.ra. -.?," "-" . . -j-t-' : v. - ?";' -T" V ' ytj - . r ..- n y rT-lYf jr ?vrf -. :nf ' ' 10 THE WASHINGTON'TIMES, SATUEDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 19X1. w ' r-f0"!?",s? Published Ever7EvtnIng In the Tear at TUB MUNSEY BUILDING. Pesoa. ave btween Uth and 14th aU. Telephone Main C260. Sew York Office 171 Fifth At. Chlcsgo Office. ...1710 Commercial Bank Bide. Botton Office Journal Building Philadelphia Office 611 Chestnut St. Ba.tlmore Offlce News Bulldjn FRANK A. J1UNBET. Prcrrittor F. A. WALKER, Managing Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES BT MAIL. 1 mo. t mot. t roos. 1 yr. Dally and Sundajr.J0.3O IO.M $1.75 B-M Daily onlr 2S .75 l.M 3.00 Sunday only .16 .(0 AUGUST CIRCULATION. Dally. The number of complete and perfect coplea of The Washington Tlmea printed dally dur ing the month of August waa aa followa: I E1.S6S U M.3S9 3 K,C J K.676 11 Sunday 24 C4.4S0 t El.172 14 UMi a TZ.m 4 W.SJ IS B.S24 28 K.S2 ( M.563 16 52.4:5 27 Sunday ( Sunday 17 62,442 2$ M.717 7 64.408 18 6J.740 29 65.215 ( 63.29C 19 65.S32 30 64.3 S 62.333 20 Sunday 81 65.411 10 63.203 21 66,356 11 62,649 22 64,161 Total for month .1.475.075 Sally average for month 64,632 The net total circulation of The Washington Times (dally) during the morth of August was 1,310.225. all copies left over and returned being eliminated. This number, when di vided by 27. the number of days of publica tion, shows the net dally average for Aug ust to have been 48.527. August. 1911. includes 19.101 Rochester. N. Y. wreck extras printed on August 2S. Deducting these figures, the average dally net circulation for August la shown to have been 47.E20. Sunday. The number of complete and pfect copies of The Washington Tlmea printed Sundays during the month of August was as followa: August $ 48,467 j August 20 50.497 August 13 48,418 I August 27 48,162 Total for month 195,574 Sunday average for month 48,894 The net t&tal circulation of The Washington Tlmea (Sunday) during the month of August was 180.110. all copies left over and returned by agents being eliminated. This number, when divided by 4, the number of Sundays during August, shows the net Sunday aver age for August to have been 45,028. Entered at the Postofflco at Washington, D. C. aa aecond class matter. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1911. A few more reverberations are scheduled before Glen Echo can set tle down. Monday w-jh i,e moving day for per sonal tar delinquents. Collector Rogers' patience la exhausted. Dr. Wiley's harvest home festival down on his Virginia farm will be 8 joyous event this year. A good time to break up the tipping trust here in Washington Is before It becomes established. The high cost of living needs no new stimulus. Preparations for celebrating Dis cover' Day, on October 12, are going forward on a scale which will at least leave no doubt that wo have been discovered. The fleet of aeroplanes at College Park Is growing. If it were only pos sible to work them in relays. It would soon be possible to make a flight across the Atlantic. It Is good news that comes from Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, saying that her condition Is greatly improved. Her speedy and en tire recovery Is earnestly hoped for. It Is not surprising that the Capital Traction Company "denies the Juris diction." There isn't a public utility In Washington which is enthusiastically In favor of recognizing any Jurisdiction ex cept its own. The street cars have resinned their winter schedules, the chrysanthemums are beginning to lift their feathery heads, the straw lid nestles In the dust bin, and but few of the blgns of sum mer now remain. It Is good news that the National Museum Is to be opened on Sunday, when Its treasures may be Inspected by all those who may be so Inclined. It will prove a great convenience to the public. If the wharf Improvement recom mended by Daniel E. Garges, T. C. J. Bailey and Russell Dean, the District Wharf Committee, Is carried out, a long step forward will have been taken for commercial Washington. "Nigh beer' has at last reached the distinction of coming before the War Department, which must decide as to the sale of it to the Indians. In some of It, at least, there Is enough fight to give the War Department qu'te a tussle. "Rain, rain, go away." Little Johnny wants to Join the several hundreds of other little boys from eight playgrounds who are to hold a Joint fete at the Roscdale playgrounds tills afternoon. It promises to be one of the most delight ful occasions of the year. Bralnerd II. Warner has Just returned from Blnghamton, N. Y.. where he made an address on behalf of Wash ington at a banquet tendered the Vice President by the Blnghamton Chamber of Commerce. A better representative of Washington could not have been se lected than Mr. Warner. Why not take that Government mov ing picture machine being used to pho tograph road building near Bradley Lane and catch some lews of how a Washington contractor can erect a sky scraper in such a short time? Such pictures ought to be interesting to those cities that' think Washington is slow. EH Trumbower would probably like to know under what section of the laws ha was grilled and carried to the station . house, simply because he hid his grips tn the dark until he could go to a drug store and have a prescription filled. The Washington Hawkshaw has methods of Us own. Architect George Oakley Totten, Jr., Is the sert of a press agent the "more residents" committee of the Chamber of Commerce should have. He has ten pages of pictures of Washington houses which he designed, the Hen derson embassy structures. In the current Issue of a leading architec tural magazine. Scientific and literary circles are de lighted to welcome home Mr. William K. Carr, after an absence of several months. The inner circle of his friends who are permitted to enjoy the results of his ripe scholarship and research extend him a cordial greeting. As an earnest seeker after truth through ail Its winding, with a mental equipment rare ly equaled, lie la one of the citizens of whom. Washington may well be proud, t THE GOVERNORS AND THE FEDERAL COURTS. - Tho little dogs of toryism, vain of their brass collars and proud of their job of yelping at the heels of all progress, were played a scurvy trick by the governors' conference at Spring Lake. In naming a committee of three gov ernors to appear before tho Federal Supreme Court, the conference acted with substantial unanimity. Only one governor voted against the proposal, and he was a Democrat. A Democrat was made chairman of the committee, but two Republicans were placed in its membership. This committee's participation in a completely new procedure before tho Supremo Court will be revolutionary. The Supreme Court will receive tho committee, and listen to it respectfully. Tho fact that Republicans and Demo crats, North and South, East and West, united in enthusiastic initiation of this effort to save the sovereignty of tho States from complete submergence be fore the tido of judicial usurpation makes it the more difficult to bark effectively or convincingly. Let us see what the particular issue is that caused the governors to send a committee to present tho case of the sovereign States before the Supreme Court. Minnesota passed a maximum rate law, dealing, of course, solely with intrastate traffic. Getting at length to the court of Mr. Justice Walter II. Sanborn of the Eighth circuit, that law was held null and void. Why? Because, said Mr. Justice Sanborn, the State might conceivably reduce tho railroads' revenues so much on intra state traffic that the roads would be compelled to increase their rates on interstate traffic in order to earn a living. It was not alleged that such a tiling had in fact been done in this case, but there was the possibility of it. That would be an interference by the State with interstate commerce, which is solely the concern of Con gress. So, to make perfectly sure that there shall be no such interference, to avoid the possible danger of such a thing, itls best not to let the State interfere with intrastate rates! Congress, of course, cannot interfere with intrastate rates; Mr. Justice San born holds that the States shall not be permitted to interfere with them. If that doctrine should be sustained by the Supreme Court, it would wipe? out the last shred of State authority over the whole set of great commercial and industrial problems. It would not sub stitute a Federal authority. It would simply leave the States shorn of all authority. Intrastate commerce would be exempted from all regulatory au thority, of whatever kind. That is what Mr. Justice Sanlwrn proposes to do to our sovereign States. Is it wonder that, near a year ago, when this decision was handed down, The Times declared that it was the most daneerous usurpation of authority that any Federal court had vet at? tempted! Is it wonder that the gov ernors without party or sectional di vision agreed to make a striking, start ling innovation in all judicial procedure, in order to emphasize their protest against such a reactionary doctrine be coming established? Mr. Justice Sanborn, Mr. Justice Archbold, of New York, and Mr. Jus tice Groscup, of Chicago, typefy the character of. Federal judge that has brought reproach upon the Federal bench. Theodore Roosevelt did not hesitate to air bis disaffection with the toryism of too many- Federal judges. Now we find a convention of all the governors unanimously taking a posi tion in support of State rights as against Federal courts. The effort to suppress criticism of the Federal courts will not get far when the conference of governors takes such a step as this. The uplifted finger of warning, tho horrified "Sh-h-h-h" of admonition, the frightened mien suggestive of fear that some judge may order the whole country sent to jail for contempt all these are no longer to suppress frank criticisms of courts, no matter of what rank. When Roosevelt and Bryan and tho governors are all agreed in speaking out their criticism, the rest of U3 need not fear being ostracized if wo ven ture occasional misgivings. Even the Supreme Bench is not unanimous in the view that it is be yond possibility of error or liability to criticism. Vide the peppery observa tions of Mr. Justice Harlan, anent the Standard Oil decision. The governors have done something that completely justifies the organiza tion and maintenance of their conven tion. They are big enough and ex perienced enough men not to be wor ried by the snarling of the jackals of privilege. They will not fear such mis representation as that which accuses them of trying to make their associa tion "bigger than the Supreme Court." What the governors have decided to do is no invasion of the realm of the judiciary. It is an eminently proper thing that the State executives should ask to be heard in their official rela tions, at a time when the very existence of the States, as sovereign entities, is menaced. If the States have not enough self-respect to enter protest against being calmly effaced, why should any court, have any more respect for them? There has been too much of this business of waiting .for the court to determino political and eco nomic questions for us. The courts have no -business with these. They should be determined by legislature, representing tho people, and' deter mined as the people want them deter mined. Two or three years ago an eminent publicist created a hullaballoo by de clarinir that tho country needed ac curatcTy to understand "the economic mind" of the Supremo Court. It was widely retorted that tho Supreme Court had no business with an economic mind; it ought to have a legal one.t But, in truth, the courts are not al together to blame for usurping the de termination of economic and political politics. When Congress so palpably dodges its responsibilities as it did in writing the vague and unguarded clauses of the Sherman act, somebody must do the rest; tho courts have al ways been willing to do it. An era of intelligent, sincere, and reasonable criticism of the relation the courts have come to sustain to our governmental mechanism would produce vast berteflts to this country. First of all, people must understand that it is neither treason, atheism, nor insanity to have an opinion about the courts, or about their decisions; it is not contempt of court or criminal reck lessness to express that opinion. There is widespread feeling that our Federal courts havo become more domi nating and engrossing than they should be. The difficulty Beems to be insti tutional. We will not locate it and find the remedy till wo havo discussed the problem, frankly and freely. The governors' conference has opened tho discussion in a way that assures it will not be suppressed until some improve ments aro secured. MESSENGER BOYS IN POCKET LESS UNIFORMS. Stammering "Billy" Travcrs once waggishly called attention to the novel sight of Jay Gould "with his hands in his own pockets." He left the impres sion that the great financier would have been much happier with his hands in the pockets of borne one else. However this may be in the trans cendental circles of high finance, it is far from true in the unspoiled princi pality of boyhood. Painters and sculp tors have never yet devised a more per fect pose of mingled independence and supreme content than is represented by a boy with his hands in his pockets. The multiplicity of those receptacles for agates, sling-shots, jews'-harps, twine strings, etc., is the measure by which he judges the excellence of every new suit of clothes, but the supreme requirement i3 a place to put his hands. On the face of things, it seems rather cruel, therefore, that one of our leading telegraph companies out in Chicago which employes a largo number of messenger boys should have devised a uniform in which there are no pockets to speak of. True, there is one measly little pocket in front for the carrying of small change, and a hip pocket, which is something of a concession to budding manhood, but in the trousers there are no pockets at all, so, like a bashful lover, the small boy is con fronted with the vital problem as to what he is to do with his hand3. The new uniform has brought forth indignant protests. If the messengers have not gone on a strike it is simply because they are not strong enough, and not because they do not feel deeply enough on the subject. The company's tailor doubtless thought he. could dazzle them by the amount of gilt braid and brass buttons which the new regulations call for. These were estimated at their true value. They first evoked somo exclamations of delight, couched in the vernacular of the street. But as soon as the ex amination extended to the pockets the countenances of the boys immediately fell. In the absence of any satisfactory explanation, it is supposed that the theory was that the boys would attend more strictly to business if they were unable to put their hands in their pockets. As well assumo that a plan tation darky would do better work if he were not allowed to sing. The pockets of marsupials ore not more distinctly a part of tho animal than are those of the small boy, and tho cor poration, which novcr had a boyhood, may as well learn it first as last. It is hoped in the interest of good service that the fall uniforms to be provided for the boys in this part of the coun try will be designed by a 'tailor who knows eomothing more of boy life. The efficiency of the service absolutely de pends upon the pockets In which the messenger has an inalienable right to put his hands. Automobile Advance Has Aided Country Realty 4 - Real estate men are a unit in de claring the development of the auto .mobile has given to suburban and country land values a bigger boost than any element that heretofore has been regarded as a factor in real es tate operation. One ride ' into the suburbs is enough to convince any observer that the motor car Is a ve hicle of utility In civic and rural bet terment as well as In transportation of persons and merchandise. Many country places were making their owners land poor until the au tomobile appeared and brought them nearer to the city, and many brokers thank the automobile for, largo com missions earned solely because they found the motor car an effective ve hicle of transportation. ! " 5 "! TIMELY LETTERS, TO THE TIMES MAIL BAG ' - -a-i-----1---- Readers of The Times are Invited to use thlB dpartlient as their o objectionable in language win De denied, publication. Letters must not, side of the paper. Letters must bear the names and add -esses of tho w without the consent of the contributors. Address MAIL BAG EDITOR 0 AIMS SARCASM ' AT CORRESPONDENTS To the Editor of .THE TUtES: I noticed in Wednesday's Times that our friend Mr. Ferguson has come to life again. Now, with our friend Mr. Ferguson on the Job to down Socialism, and that taxpayer in Alexandria, Va., to do away with convicts, we should all be on easy street. What would wo do If they should lay off? FATHER GRUMP. CORRECTS QUOTATION OF .CONTRIBUTOR To the Editor of THE TIMES: Will you allow mo to correct a quota tion given in Washington Times, Wednesday, 13th. The writer says, "A looker-on In Venice," which is not correct. Tho correct quotation Is this, "My business in this state made mo a looker-on here In Vienna." You will And this In "Measure for Measure," Shakespeare. A READER OF TIMES. DEPLORES IGNORANCE CONCERNING SOUTH To the Editor of THE TIMES: It wps with a mixture of amusement and contempt that I read the letters of Mr. Mangan and Miss Cora Eliza beth Spencer, but such feelings were immediately followed by tho most pro found pity and amazement to think that there should exist In Washington, a city of exceptional educational ad vantages, any one possessed of such gross Ignorance and narrow-mindedness. May I suggest from the best motives, that both read up on the South and the Southern people, and converse and associate with intelligent, cultured and well-read men of both South and North? I am sure thereafter they will see the folly of their letters, and will become of the opinion that no portion of the country is more patriotic or loyal than the dear Southland, and no por tion has given better citizens to the nation. A DAUGHTER OF THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFED ERACY. THINKS PATRIOTISM IS OVERDONE To the Editor of THE TIMES: Having noted an article by Charles II. Flynn, and also one by Mr. Man gan, In the Monday afternoon edition of The Times, I would like to suggest that, while so-called "patriotism" to "our glorious country" ib considered a very spendld trait. It Is most un doubtedly overdone. Personally, I think It Is a relict of the Dy-gonc days of barbarism. Quelling It, and also our "National Honor," would, with a little ufe of common sense and a heart uplifted to God, prevent war and there by give the world everlasting peace and righteous civilization. Be patriotic to God. In other words, ally your selves to Him and pray to Him, and He will look out for you end your homes. Drop this "patriotism" gag and reach forth your hand to your fellowman and use your united efforts to gain world peace and tile everlast ing life. E. A. ROMAN. TIME TO ABOLISH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT To the Editor of THE TIMES: Seeing In your issue of September 12 an article entitled, VTlme to Abolish Capital Punishment." II am Impelled to say that I fully agree with the writer thereof, and will, in as few words aa possible, gle an additional reason which to me seems patent, and which, from my standpoint should offer n very strong argument in favor of abolishing capital pumsiimenu The advocates of capital punishment advocate It on the ground First, as a retribution for the aet committed; sec ond. It Is an example and a deterrent to others; third. It rids the earth of those who are always ready to Drey upon humanity, and hence it reduces the tendency in mat uirecuon. nut. how few are those who take tho view that capital punishment only destroys ine pnvsirai me; mm u iievei-enuins life follows physical death: that the spiritual life, as so often demonstrated bv clairvoyant sight ano: tne inter course which tho, psychic has undoubt edly had with the spirit world, shows that the life entered upon when mor tality ends is identical with the lire lived here on earth, and that evil, as well as gdod, spirits, under certain con ditions. hae power to mnuence mor tals. Hence, thev can and do obsess them, uring their Influence to lead those over whom they can exert their influ ence to become criminals nice tnem selves. This ha"s been so fully demon strated bv exhaustive Investigation of psychic Influences that the abovo propo sition seems to have peen iuuy proven. Then, if this is true, it seems jogicai to conclude that capital punishment. Instead of reducing crime, tends to In crease It. W. H. RHOMMER. SOCIALIST PRINCIPLES IN PARTY PLATFORM To the Editor of THE TIMES: "H. S. I" claims that Socialism de stroys marriage. To prove that So cialists do not believe In marriage he cites an instance of two of them marry ing. More than that? they did so by mutual consent. It was our belief that all proper marriages were entered into In that way. Speaking seriously, however, the mat rimonial practices of Individuals have nothing to do with the political beliefs' of a party. If the marriage of two Socialists without due process of law proves that Socialism destroys mar riage, then, by the J same course of reasoning, if Beattle - Is a Republican and guilty as found, it proves that Rej publicans believe in making away with What's on the Ptogrtm in Washington Today Meeting of Canton Washington, No. 1, I. O. O. F.. tonight Amusements. Btlaseo Al H. Wilson. In "A German prfnee " 2:15 and S:15 n. m. Columbia Closed for the week. Chase's Mclntyre. and Heath and other polite vaudeville, 2:15 and 8:13 p. n:. Academy "Another Man's Wife," 2:15 and S'lS p. m. Casino Vaudeville, afternoon and even-J lng. Cosmos Continuous vaudeville. Lyceum Merry -Jurlesquers, 2:15 and 8.1& p. m, Gayety Sam Howe's Show, 2US and 8-15 n. m. Majestic "Monte' Cristo." Chevy Chatp Lake-Danclhg and music by section of Marine Band, evenlna. Great. .FallsBand ,concert .and othor1 attraction. their wives and are a menace to society. One way be a Socialist a Methodist, and a Monogamist all at tho same time. Whether or not he is a Socialist Is de termined solely by his opinions on po litical subjects. A concrete expression of the political opinions of Socialists Is contained In ttie platform adopted by them at their last national convention. In an attack on Socialism, therefore, the basis of that attack should be found In the political principles set forth In the party plat form. To attack one for any' opinion other than those expressed In that plat form is to attack merely the. private opinion which he may entertain as, an Individual. Take the platform and Jump onto that. We have not the heart to disagree with "H. S. L." when he says he Is not thoroughly familiar with the subject G. M. HAS EMMNER HAD CHANGE OF HEART? To the Editor of THE TIMES: I read with interest and also with a slight degree of amazement J. Emm ners article in Tha Times of September 7, in which he gets after our hero com rade. Brother Dalzell, and incidentally refers to hlmcelf as a champion of Dixie. Can this J. Emmner be the same win. caused such a great political stir here years ago, when he was president of the Jefferson Democratic Asro-ila-tlon? If so. I am surprised .U the as sertion that ho stands for everything in Dixie, for when I met him at the Cin cinnati convention thirty years ago he was leading the chorus in the singing of tho "National Anthem." J. ROGINSKI. BLAMES MINISTER FOR CENSURING GIRL To the Editor of THE TIMES: Being a busy mother I find but little time for reading, but with a few min utes to spare I was reading the letters of "Humanity" and "B. T.," and I was glad. Indeed, to note that I do not stand alone In extending sympathy to that un fortunate girl, Beulah BInford. We know she has sinned, but who more so than the mother that bore her? Her first downward step was taken at tho tender age of twelve, when but a mere child. She Is still only a child In years, but a matured woman In experience. What are the many noble institutions for. only for such girls, and had that mother done her duty to her child when she found the dowiward course she was pursuing she would have placed her In one of them where she would have been kept out of harm's way, and today she may havo been a good Christian girl In stead of being mixed up in one of the most horrible tragedies that has ever been forced upon us. What is she to day? A poor downtrodden outcast that the Fo-cnlled Christian people of the United States condemn. Where Is the Christianity? Even the ministers in the pulpit censure her the very ones that should try to save her soul. Doesn't the Bible tell us to go out In the high ways and byways and gather them in? Is that the way to do It? A MOTHER. "BEAN-EATING YANKEE" . RESPECTS TH SOUTH To ye Editor of JHE TIMES: The generous Mall Bag of The Times Is the medium through which many air their grievances and enlighten us with many strange and astonishing doctrines. If It were not for this column our read ers would miss many a masterplece(?), so keep the Mall Bag going. For the past few weeks our flag, the national anthem, and the civil war have come In for their share, and It has all served to give various embryo editors a chance to wield their masterful pens. The editor of The Times has graciously published these letters, but I wonder what he thinks of some of them? I do not know whether, he is "for" tho North or the South, but probably, llko the rest -of us, he has "friends In both places." The writer has been waiting for some good old-time "traitor-rebel" to show his colors in answer to the astounding statements made in the let ter which appeared in the Mall Bag,of September 8, signed by "(Miss) Cora Elizabeth Spencer." The argument pre sented was an unpardonable breach of the peace, written along the principles of the anarchist. "Miss" Spencer starts out by saying: "I am ill In bed," and this partly accounts for the absurd statements she makes. We do not know Sister Spencer except as the au thor of tills famous epistle, hut we sin cerely hope her doctor will prescribe something for her grouch. How can it be, at the moment when our own Pres ident Is striving for the peace and uni ty of the nations, when our preachers and clergy are "preaching the gospel of peace," that an Amerlcan(?) woman can come out boldly and wish to fight the clyll war over again and make such a statement as this: "To hold up South ern rebels as heroes or heroines fs an Insult to our flag!" There Is not a man of the North to day who does not admire an old "reb" for standing by his colors. His uniform of gray is Just as dear to him as our blue of the North. Rarely, indeed, do J we hear a loyal citizen of America say: ,-uui iiuK ia mi iiiBuii. iu us, ana your reunions are acts of treason and should he suppressed by law." . We expect the old fellows who have fought for the side which they thought was right to stand their ground like soldiers, and to even cling to .the belief that theirs was the Just cause. Long ago the clouds of battle cleared away and It seems most unfortunate at this late day an old sore should be ARMY. Lieutenant Colonel JOHN E. BAX TER, deputy quartermaster gen eral, upon arrival at San Francis co, Cal., to Omaha, Neb., relieving- Captain FRANK C. BOLLE. quartermaster, who will report to the depot quartermaster at Omaha for duty .as his assistant First Lieutenant STEPHEN O. FUQUA. Twenty-third, Infantry from Sacramento, Cal., to San Francisco, Cal., In connection with his duties as inspector-instructor of the Organized Militia of Cali fornia, First Lieutenant BATES TUCKER, retired, upon his own application Is detailed as professor of military science and tactics at the Univer sity of Porto Rico. Captain JAMES S. YOUNG. JR quar termaster, will proceed to Font McPherson, Ga. t, WAVY. Rear Admiral G. B HARBER, placed upon the retired list of officers from September 24. Lieutenant G. P. BROWN, to assistant irspectsr of ordnance and engineer ing mnterlal for the Brooklyn dls- trlct, Brooklyn. N. Y. Lieutenant U-&ior grade) ,J, T. C. ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS wn to write freely and frankly with LoireTer, exceed 200 words ib IeagtB, riters, as evidence of good -faith, but THE TIMES- opened by a woman claiming to be an American, with the weuare ana inier ,ests of growing children at heart 1 This man signing himself "Mangan should also come In for strong condem nation from every true, patriotic citi zen; his very utterances prove that he is no euunnfn nf triio American soldier. It may appear from the foregoing that mu writer is a ouuiuciu f,cw; - flying the Confederate "rag" fore and aft but such is not the case. He Is a full-fledeed Yankeethe bean-eating kind; his father was a first lieutenant in the Twelfth Rhode Island volunteers and for many years commander of tho G. A. R. post In our home town, himself and his brothers are, members of the Sons of Veterans camp. But I am hap py to say that my good father raised us up to manhood Instilling Into our hearts that this Is a free country, that we should respect the rights and privi leges of others, as we would have them respect ours. ERNEST T. WINCHESTER. CHARGE OF TREASON VIGOROUSLY RESENTED To the Editor of THE TIMES: I havo read the letters published in The Times regarding loyalty to the United States flag, and the contemp tible criticism of the Confederate flag and Confederate reunions. Until to day I 'had thought It best to treat the letters with the contempt their writers so well deserve, but the letter which calls our reunions treason and wants to make it a penal offense for any one to exhibit the Confederate flag shows such extreme narrow-mindedness and vast Igorance of the South and South ern people that I cannot refrain from wording my opinion. I can't understand why their extreme loyalty doesn't howl when a British ship enters American waters sailing a British flag, for I think it was once pulled down from American soil and the foremost men in lowering that flag were the ancestors of the men they now accuse of treason. I never heard a word of protest ncalnst an Englishman, living In till- grand old United States, exhib iting the crown on his gatepost or the (ramping, roaring) lion of Great Britain on his lawn. I think those writers forget that the Southern bovs reporded Just an prompt ly lr. defense of Old Glorv In the Span-;h-American war us did the boys of the North. We don't ask. nor want you to fly our flag, but In this free country we want the rlsht ti honor the flag under which our Southern men fought and died. We do not ask tou to oar reunions and In deed should you atend. with your views, your presence would only be tolerated through the hospitable chivalry of the South. If It were not for lowering myself I would sov I would like- to meet the writers of aforementioned letters, as I am sure In a verbal argument I could hold mv own against such weak forces, but I think to reach that level would be too great a condescension for a South erner and A VIRGINIAN. GOD HAS NO PART IN THE LEX TALIONIS To the Editor of THE TIMES: I have lately read in this department of your truly valuable paper something about "an intelligent Jury of God-fearing American farmers" kneeling down and asking the'r Creator to guide them la the matter cf avenging the death of an Innocent person. One of two things is evident: Either God failed to hear their petition or else He has changed His law since He gave us our great book of Instructions and an example which was to be for all time. These "God-fearing" Judges and Juries must have forgotten that they who run may read. "Vengeance Is mlrie. I will repay, salth the Lord." D'd Jesus Christ's friends and the good people of His time rush around and de mand that His murderers bo swiftly condemned and that their lives be sac rificed on the altar of vengeance? If they did their desires were not accom plished. How can one life pay for another, no matter what the circumstances? What excuse will these "God-fearing" men give to the Supreme Judge when they stand before Him and are required to answer as to why they took ven geance Into their own hands, contrary to His sublime decree, and said that the life of the guilty (In their opinion) should be taken to well, for what" Surely their excuse will not be that it was necessary to keep evil from over enmlne all the good in the world! Either leave God's name out altogether or else obey His laws, wny try to bolster up" our frail Judgment or to l-nri n measure of dimity and Justice to our poor human decrees by tack-v lng God's name at tne top or tne page and then proceed to act directly contrary to ins uwi H. J. QUOTING KARL MARX BEGS THE QUESTION To the Editor of THE TIMES: There was a very excitable, eccentric old gentleman once who had a very painful Interview with some. windmills. He thought they were giants who were working the world some great wrong, and he launched his horse and his lance and himself at them with great enthu siasm, for he waa a well-meaning knight, and burned to save the world from Its enemies. There was a great to-do for a moment "The Knight of tho Sorrowful Figure", saw constella tions of which astronomers knew naught, but the windmills went on STAPLER, detached Castine; to command Bonlta ' Ensign H. W. EOYNTON. detached command Stringham; to duty un der Instruction Marine Engineering School, Annapolis, Md. Passed Assistant Surgeon W. D. OWENS, detached naval hospital, Newport R, I.; tb naval training station, Newport R. I. Boatswain G. CULLEN, detached naval station, Guantanamo, Cuba; to Paducah.' Chief Gunner J. HILL, detached Mis souri; to Maine. , Gunner G. SHERER,- detached Maine; to Missouri. Gunner J. A. MARTIN, detached Navy Yard, Washington, D. C: to DIxio. Chief Machinist F. J. McALLISTER. detached naw yard. New York, N. Y.; to West Virginia. MOVEMENTS OP VESSELS. Arrived Michigan at Boston, Accomai at Key Vest Nanshan at Shanghai, North Dakota at Norfolk, and Cas tine at- -Newport Sailed Sterling from Key West for New Orleans, Montgomery from Philadel phia for Hampt-m Roads. Minnesota from Southern Drill "Grounds for Philadelphia, and Whipple, Hopkins. Hull. Truxtoh. Paul Jones. Preble. and Stewart from San Francisco for' San Diego. i tie surance that no letter not and must be written only on ona the Dames will not be made publlo about their business, for there wa a lively breeze at the time. I am sure if there had been trumpeui near when Mr. Ferguson dashed gal lantly Into the Inky fray that seems to be waging on socialism, they would have sounded, but while he, "with President Taft." believes that "It Is the great question of the day," it seems that like Don Quixote, he is a little at sea as to the points at Issue. It may be his playfulness, but he refers to Karl Marx as" "the pope" of the move ment Now that Is very unkind. Tho Pope may feel flattered, but 1 am sure Karl Marx has turned in his grave. , But, Joking aside, is is possible for the. gentleman to grasp the fact that so cialism Is not the product of any par ticular mind or minds? To the thou sands, to the hundreds of thousands, who believe In it today, it Is simply "the way out" from the position into which they have been forced and which they are finding Intolerable- Re lieve the pressure, as. all calm thought ful men are demanding it should be relieved, and the growth of socialism will cease from that hour. What is the use of producing something that Mr. Ferguson assures us that Mr. Marx sani in 1S? It la pitiable and. if he be serious, is begging the question JOHN H. JOHNSON. MONROE DOCTRINE IS IN DISFAVOR To the Editor of THE TIMES: Everett Spring's recent editorial on the "Monroe Doctrine" Is not In ac cordance with modern opinion. Captain Mahan. the expert on naval topics, once said. "We must abandon the principle so far as it applies to tha region south of the Caribbean. A well known American editor tells his coun trymen that the sole purpose of the doc trine Is the protection of a lot of "mongrels" and lngrates, of a low order of civilization, who use the principle to swindle Europeans, and who care nothing for the United States except as they can use It for a barrier to save them from the consequences of their own dishonesty. A Western congress man declared a short time ago that the principle means that "we must either fight the battles of every little yellow "jrged republic In South America or pay its- debts. According to him the doctrine is a piece of bluff, anyhow, that the United States would never attempt to enforce It against any strong combination of European nations, and that it ought to be given up and let the Central and South American countries fight their own battles. What has Everett Spring to say about this? GORDON BECKER. LET THE VAGRANTS WORK ON THE ROADS To the Editor of THE TIMES: The hoboes of the country recently held their convention In tills city. It IS said, with several hundred of them In attendance. They were advocating free transportation by the National and State governments for the unemployed hoboes or tramps to any part of tho X'nlted States, where they may be, able to get employment In the argument for free transportation, the question of cnod rnnds la involved, and as the ho boes or tramps, as you nay please to rail them ue the roads very exten sively, they should be made to work on these roads and contribute somethlmr toward building good highways. They argue that it Is employment they want. but that is not tne trutn. wnai me really want Is a hand-out and a tree ride over the country. The authorities of each State in the Union can solvo the question of employment lor the un employed hoboes or tramps of the coun try with but little effort on their pan. If the Legislature of each State will pass an act making vagrancy, hoboing, and tramping within the borders of tha State a violation of the law punishable by a fine of $M0 for every such offense, or by making It punishable at hard labor on the public roads of the Stato for one year. Every 8tate In the Union needs good roads, and it can have them by appropriating a small sum of, mony each year for the purchase of rock crushers and explosives with which to utilize the n-tural resources of the State, the rock cliffs, now lying tn waste and of no apparent use. If each State will pass such legislation and give the State authorities the money and power to act, three' months after it passes, there will not be an unemployed hobo, tramp, or vagrant in the United States. This would also stimulate the whole country by the ln.-reased demand for rock crushers, explosives, and other machinery for building roads as well, and hoboing and vagrancy would cease to exist A. L. CLEMENTS. VIEWS ON SOCIALISM ' AND THE MINISTRY To the Editor of THE TIMES: It Is very pleasing to see "A ZIonlstle Voice" coincide with my views in regard to socialism and the ministry. I wish to call attention to last Sunday's ser mons which spread the "bad side'' of the Astor wedding affair, and had very little to trace Into other superior texts; the opinion-grinding over the Beattle case may be also used as a sample of the work going on. Your files of the last few weeks will prove my assertion thoroughly. One little point I ish to bring at home to the ministry, and thai is if they took socialism and matrimony as their subjects for educating the mul titudes they will be well paid for splritually. Let me Illustrate: A very respectable married; lady ac quaintance of mine was In tears last night when the letter of "A Mere Man" about free burlesque was read. There Is the whole root of matrimonial trou bles, which mostly begin from the man s side. Why should a man have reason to use his eyes the windows of the soul for gratifying the lust of he flesh which harbors evil and eventually over comes spirit creates suspicion, disre gard, and In cases where "love is based on material comforts such as the two hats. etc. referred to oy ' A Me-e Man." it results Into runaway pr divorce trouble. A HUMBLE VOICE. Concert Today By the U. S. Marine Band, at the White House, at 4:30 p. m. WILLIAM H. SANTELMANN, Leader. PROGRAM. March, "Treu zu Kaiser und Belch" Warnken 0c:tufe, "Marltana" .Wallace Caprice. "Eglantine" Van Loock Two movements from symphony "New World" ....Dvorak (a 1 Largo. (b) Scherzo. , Waltz, "The Beautiful Blue Dan- , ube," ...; Stiauos Idyll. "Spring Jubilee In, Ihe Alps," Gungl Slavonic Dance. No, 1..., Dvorak "The Star-Spansld Banner." f ,' J I ? X4-vA . --l , .& ; -- - j.- 15 4 ?. vis-Hi-- Airt-, j- v .- -V .Mj&Aife &i. nt --f t ,ct .i,r i ep' rt-igS -" f . e -V- .