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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1912.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2G, 1012.
WHAT OF THE WEST?
When the test came' at Chicago the Western
States, which form the backbone of the Republican
party and give the Republican votes necessary to
win an election, stood out against Taft and the bosses,
refusing to take any part in the proceedings of the
When the test came at Baltimore the Western
States, which furnish the bulk of progressive votes
in the convention, refused to follow Clark, who has
posed as progressive, into the camp of the reaction
aries. In event the Baltimore convention nominates
a pseudo-progressive or a frank reactionary, what
will the great Middle West and West do?
Will it support Taft, whom it repudiated at
Chicago? Will it support a milk-and-water Demo
cratic progressive? Or will it give its electoral vote
to the progressive party which Roosevelt has called
While politicians are observing the old rule of
playing up to New York bosses in order to capture
the New York electoral vote, the West is getting
ready to prove that these United States extend much
farther than between Sandy Hook and Jersey City.
lifp of tho Far East, and even as the stories of the
Arabian Nights were handed down by word of mouth,
so the professional raconteur may be found today in
tho Oriental bazaar, instructing and amusing the
But Boston may at least claim the distinction
of having been the first city to employ such a person,
and the municipality seems to havo been particularly
fortunate in its selection. Mrs. Cronin had long been
known for the interest which she was able to arouse
in the course of her social settlement work by
regaling the children with fairy tales, knightly legends
and, in short, all the manifold forms of the narrative,
To employ her regularly was an inspiration, and the
result promises to inspire other cities to do likewise.
Her classes are filled to overflowing and the benefits
are striking in the extreme.
Incidentally, she points out that children ae
quick to catch the real moral of a story, whether it
is emphasized in the telling or not, and she gives
a kindly warning to those who may have the idea
that they grasp nothing beyond the story itself. The
girls are for the tales of fairies and the happy end
ings, while the boys, it need scarcely be said, are for
the deeds of daring and high adventure.
It is not everyone who can .tell a story success
fully, and perhaps it is hardest of all to reduce them
to the simple language and clear comprehension of
a child. The capacity which Mrs. Cronin has shown
is inherent, and not acquired. But the new office
presents so many opportunities to combine instruction
with entertainment in molding the character of a
child that the Boston experiment is worthy of imitation.
Elihu Root is United States Senator from a
pivotal State; he was in the Cabinet of McKinley and
again of Roosevelt. He has performed distinguished
services for his party, and still is a power in its
councils. There was something besides the fact that
he is a Ryan man, a representative of Big Business,
and a former political confidant of Roosevelt, that
justified his being selected temporary chairman of
the Chicago convention.
But what distinguished services has Alton B.
Parker performed for the Democratic party that
entitled him to be selected above all others as the
man who should sound the keynote of the Democratic
national convention? What important position, even
as an adviser, does he now occupy that justifies paying
him this deference?
With scores of Democrats of ability and in active
service for the party even conservative Democrats
what instinct, what influence, what promise, what
deal, what motive, what command, prompted the
Democratic national committee to select for tempo
rary chairman of a Democratic convention, the
attorney of the Tobacco trust, rapid transit traction
interests, and the law partner of Billy Sheehan, the
Ryan-Tammany candidate for United States Senator,
whom even the New York Democracy repudiated?
Was it in the interest of harmony? Was it in
the interest of the people?
FORCED INTO THE OPEN.
LETTERS TO THE TIMES MAIL BAG
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public without tho consent of the contributors. Address MAIL BAO EDITOR OF THE TIMES.
CLARK AS THE NOMINEE,
Speaker Clark may be nominated the Demo
cratic candidate for President. If he is, it should
be kept in mind that, no matter what his pretensions
while in search of delegates, the swinging of his
delegates in the first critical fight of the convention
elected the Ryan-Hearst-Wall Street candidate for
chairman. It should be remembered that this was
excused by Clark men upon the ground that it was
immaterial whether a reactionary or a progressive
was selected as the representative Democrat of the
nation to deliver the "keynote" speech.
If Clark is nominated, it is already apparent that
it will be only by the aid of Boss Murphy's ninety
New York votes and the combined strength of the
reactionary forces in the convention.
Does anyone think Boss Murphy, Roger Sulli
van, Thomas Taggart, James Guffey, Jim Smith of
New Jersey, Billy Sheehan of Tammany, and Thomas
Ryan, DeLancy Nicoll, and August Belmont of Wall
Street will act in perfect unison and with one accord
in nominating a Presidential candidate without some
previous and definite understanding? And does any
one suppose that such an understanding would inure
to the benefit of the people and the growth of the
cause of progressivism?
Such a candidacy would stand in striking con
trast to the candidacy of Roosevelt, who refused to
enter into any deals or to countenance any action
that would compromise the cause of government by
Clark, trading with Tammany Hall and Wall
Street, dickering with all the bosses in the Democratic
party in order to get nominated, is a far call from
Roosevelt refusing the nomination rather than
receive it by consenting to sanction a boss-driven
convention and be bound by promises implied or
actually given to Wall Street as hostage.
The cause of progressivism would welcome
such a contest.
A Striking Illustration In Reply to
tho Inquiry, "Is Rooserclt a
To tha Editor of Till! TIMESi
A friend write- and asks: "la noose
velt a demogogueT" "Demagogue" l
from two Oreolc worda meaning: "lead
ing tho common people," and aa Jesus
of Nasareth, Socrates, Savonarola, and
several other of thla class have been
pronounced "demogoguea," I naturally
hesitate o place Mr, Roosevelt In this
category. But did you ever see a lot
of fat, contented fleas on a lean, hun
gry and therefore Irrasclble dogT Sud
denly one of the Ilea, In a spirit of
altruism, or maynap witn a Keen in
sight Into possible future needs, en
quires of his comrades: "Brethren, did
It ever occur to you that If we continue
to partition this canine with such
prodigality tlio time may como when
there shall be no dog upon which to
feed?" Instantly the speaker Is re
garded with suspicion, but tolerated
withal provided he docs not further
push his Inquiry, Let him, however,
disclose the real nltuaUon to the dog,
und Instanter this pulex Interlocutor la
transmuted Into a demogogue. If the
dog becomes unduly impoverished, as
is often the case, and the ntftrient juic
es absorbed by the fleas proportionately
impaired, the latter would solve the
problem by prescribing more strenuous
effort on the part of the dog to Increase
Its food supply a fact often quite im
possible to perform. Hence the fleas'
notorious contempt for the dog's capa
city for sustained labor.
In the light of the foregoing revela
tions I should say therefore that Theo
dore Roosevelt has. In a sense at least.
laid himself open to the charge of
demagogtsm. since he has not only to d
the dog about the fleas, but has had the
audacity to rub acid Into the raw spots
on the poor beast's hide. The function
of the original "lot of fleas" with which
this scene In "natural history" opens
Is to fatten, and we can therefore read
ily understand why this inquisitive In
terlocutor should be pronounced "un
desirable" and even ''demented;" and
s indeed Is he from the standpoint of
those who. as the tesult of "assiduous
labor" and "superior intelligence," have
prepared a large, Juicy raw surface on
Shame on Teddy, tho
W. K, CAim.
Grows Somewhat Excited Oror tbe
Ileal Identity of too Ited Bug.
To the Editor of TUB TIMES.
As to The Times article Sunday, "The
Wickedest Tlea," some nature-fakers
sin of deliberate purpose to deceive, and! er'a banner on hir (int. wti?h annrA
others from purs Ignorance, but de-1 !" to newspaper report, was a'lso worn
Calls for Loyalty to tho Flag of tho
United States Against Daudann.
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
Fellow citizens, which shall It be?
Our national banner, In red, white, and
blue, with its silvery stars, shlntnir em
blems of light and guidance to our ever-
Increasing population, both native and
foreign, or the dago's bandana of
black and red, which the discredited cx
Presldent has already adopted as his
banner when he appeared Saturday
night, June 23, at his convention In Chi
cago, waving It at the people there and
in tho street, accompanied by his daugh
ter, Mrs. Longworth, wearing her fath-
LEADERS MEET TO
Frank A. Munsey Gives In
terview on Future of
delving the reader all tho same,
It takes some gall, to sit in an office
and try to instruct or amuse without
knowing anything of the subject There
are about four distinct "inventions,"
(often called lies), In that single nature
fake. The red-bug has no relationship
or affinity with the prelex, or flea. You
might as faithfully say he was a small
sort of bumblebee or bedbug. Neither
Is the red-bug tbe same as the tropical
chigoi or Jigger. This town Is lull of
good entomologists why not ask some
one who knows? A. W. BAHBER.
What's on the Program in
The following Masonic organisations
will meet tonight: Lodges Harmony,
No. 17, P. C; school of Instruction.
Royal Arch Chapters school of in
struction. Kastern Star Chapters
Naomi, No. S; Brookland, No. 11.
The following I. O. O. F. organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges Eastern,
No. 7; Harmony, No. 9, and Federal
City, No. 20, degree and election:
Friendship, No. 12, election. Encamp
mentColumbian, No. l, degree and
election of officers.
MeeUng of White Engle Council, No. 4,
I. O. R. M., Fifth and O streets north
The following K. of P. orgnnlzotlons
will meot tonight: Iodges Mt. Ver
non, No. 5: Hermtone. No. 12; Union,
No. 22; Columbia. No. 36. Pythian
Sisters Friendship Temple, No. 9.
Meeting of Goorgetotwn Circle, No. 629,
P. H. C, Pythian Temple, tonight.
Concert by United States Marino nand,
the Capitol, 5 p. m
Concert by United States Engineer
Band. Potomac Park, 6 p. m
Concert by United States Soldiers Home
Band, bandstand. 4 to 5:20 p. m.
Meeting of the Hoard of Education, the
Franklin School, 3:30 p. m.
The Republican national committee has decided
to throw away all pretense of being progressive, cut
loose from the people altogether, and go it alone as
the avowed party of reactionary policies, selfish in
terests, and corrupt politicians.
That it may surely accomplish its desires, and
that no virus of popular government may purify its
actions, it is announced that at its first meeting every
member will be required to go on record as indors
ing the methods and results of the Chicago conven
tion. If any does not he will be forced to resign.
The committee has already made a rule that it
has the power to fill any vacancies in its own mem
bership. It is announced that it will re-elect bosses
whom the people have voted to retire. By this sys
tem Boss Penrose and Boss Crane will be reseated,
and such reactionaries as Mulvane, Rosewater, Scott,
Murphy, Vorys, and Lowden will resume their seats
around the council table.
The American people should be glad for at least
one thing that at least one party has been com
pelled to show its true colors and boldly align itself
against the proposition that the people are fit to rule.
Neither will it be forgotten that the man who
tore the mask of hypocrisy from the Republican
party was Theodore Roosevelt by his steadfast re
fusal to participate in a convention that represented
theft and corruption.
While he did not succeed in getting the Repub
lican party to purge its roll call, he did succeed in
forcing it to disavow all intentions of being repre
sentative of the people and compelling it to drive all
friends of popular government out of its organiza
tion and invite all enemies of popular government
to join it. '
He accomplished much more and wrought far
better than he anticipated.
AN OFFICIAL STORY-TELLER.
Poll's-Poll Players In "Alius
Vnlcntlne," 2:15 and :& p m.
Columbia Columbia Players In
Climbers," S 15 p rp-
Cosmos Continuous vaudeville.
Arcade Motion pictures and other at
tractions. Glen Echo Park Amusements for all.
Chevy Chase 1-ike Amusements and
music by section of Marine Band.
Marshnll Hall Dancing and other at
tractions. Chesapeake neach Bathing, Ashing
and other attractions.
Luna Park Dancing and other amuse
ments. Indian Head and return, Jt earner St.
Johns, forty-mile moonlight sail at
7 p. m.
Through the appointment of Mrs. Mary A.
Cronin as the official story-teller of the public library
Boston has given a real meaning and a very real
charm to what Longfellow designated as the "chil
dren's hour." The professional teller of tales is not
new, to be sure. This pleasing functionary for many
thousands of years has been a typical character in the , battle between principles.
DEATH OF ALMA-TADEMA.
The death of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
removes one of the great artists whose work is known
and loved by the people. In order to understand and
appreciate it one does not need to have specialized
upon it, as the work of some of the old masters and
modern eccentrics requires. A number of his
pictures are in the Metropolitan-Museum of Art and
the Walters Art Gallery, and are admired by thou
sands every year.
Chaste and exquisite in line and coloring, his
subjects are mostly drawn from Greek and Roman
models, and reflect with marvelous fidelity the atmos
phere in which the Mediterranean peoples lived and
moved. There are various details in which different
artists have excelled so supremely as to make them
their very own. Occasionally there may have been
sunsets like those of Turner, but in the matter of
placing them on canvas he has had few rivals.
Euphorion won an immortality of fame for the unique
skill with which he painted the human lips. No man
has ever painted a representation of marble as
Alma-Tadema did. And yet this is a detail which
should not be exaggerated at the expense of his
compositions as a whole. Nothing short of genius
could have given to a Roman atrium that impress
of home life as it must have been two thousand years
ago, or that sense of sweet-to-do-nothing which rests
over the "Reading From Homer."
The secret of his success was, of course, no
secret at all. He plodded in his vouth. mastering
the architecture and archaeology of the land and
time he chose to make his own. As a man and as
an artist his death is deplored, and his work will
increase in value with the passing years.
NOT A PERSONAL FIGHT.
The bosses cannot justify their stand for Parker
upon the ground they merely wanted to eliminate
Bryan. They had a chance to select Kern, a friend
of Parker, but they would not. They had oppor
tunity to accept Kern's proposition that they select
either one of five other men, one Senator O'Gorman
of New York. It was treated with silent contempt,
although made publicly to ?arker and Murphy, in
No, Parker's selection was not necessary to
eliminate Bryan. It was necessary only to impress
upon the country that no progressive was satisfactory
and the reactionaries are in control of the Baltimore
convention. It was not a personal fight. It was a
By the United States Marine Band
U. S. Capitol, at 5 p. m.
WILLIAM H. SANTELMANN,
March, "Fearless and Mighty.'
Overture, "Oberon" von Weber
Variations on a German folk song,
in the .style of celebrated com
posers. "Kommt a Vogel Geflogen" Ochs
(1) Bach. (2) Haydn. (3) Mozart,
(t) Strauss. (6) Verdi. (6) Gounod.
(7) Wagner. (S) Beethoven. 19)
Mendelssohn. (10) Brahms. (11)
Meyerbeer. (12) Finale, a Mili
Valso, "A la-blen-almee".i...8chuett
Grand scenes from "The Walk-
March Mllltalre, "Ftancalse."
Concert Galop, "Ride of the Hus
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
By United States Engineer Band, at
Potomac Park, at 5 P m.
JULIUS KAMPER. Leader.
March, "Guard of Honor". Lehnhardt
Overture, "Ruy Bias". .Mendelssohn
Habenera, "Mexican Kisses,"
Selection, "II Trovatore" Verdi
Waltz. "Unrequited Love"....LInko
Suite Espagnole, "La Fetra".Lacome
(a) Los To: cs, (b) La Reja, (c)
Morceau characterisUc, "Vision,"
Selection. "The Soul Kiss" Levi
March, "The Daughters of Amer
"The Btar-Spangled Banner."
By the U. S. Soldiers' Home Band,
Bandstand at 4 o'CIock.
JOHN S. M. ZIMMERMANN.
March, "Second Regiment P. M.,"
Overture, "Itallen in Anglers,"
Idyl, "Moonlight" Moret
Rag Oddity, "Hyaclnfh Rag"
Excerpts from "The Wall Street
Waltz Suite, "Shadow Land,"
Finale, "Dunlop Commandery"..Hall
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
Too Great a Tendency to Pass Judg
ment of Insanity on Other People
To tha Editor of TUB TIM EH:
It Is noteworthy that in your issue
of the 24th there ate two very humane
and just articles In the Mail jjag onent
the Insane in District Superintendent
White has himself said in print, within
the last few months, "all Insane asy
lums house sane persons." This is dis
tressingly true, and should cause tho
thoughtful to pause for more than t
moment's reflection. Indeed, this is
one of the most neglected, and, at the
same time, most vital of our philan
thropies. That one of tho greatest
agencies for recreation In the sane, and
certainly for cure In the insane that
of frrsh air, exercise and contact with
nature should be denied any one In
such an institution. Is more than the
abuses of horses and cats and dumb
animals in this District. If readers
had looked behind the scenes, as this
writer has, they would know truly of
"man's Inhumanity to man." When the
mind Is gone one Is nothing but a shell
and should have sympathy .ind cncoui
ngement, but still worse when the mind
Is unimpaired and In Its supremacy, and
for some one's caprice. Intrigue or
jealousy, some are Imprisoned in this
living death, it caUs loudly for the best
that is within us. Nothing so hangs
a pall as the stigma of insanity Noth
ing in our national economy Is more,
or so much abused. Moreover, It Is
too often true that the realty unbal
anced, dominated by hatred, envy, or
some of the poisons generated by thes-,
are out. while their victims are In dur
ance Sorrates said, "All men are mad
who have divine release from common
ways of men." And It Is time that the
so-called alienist and his cult should
be taught by tho frown of Just and
thinking persons that he asperses our
national family when ho would place
such stigma upon it for gain or passing
We are not Insane, as a nation. Wo
are gtfted, we are thoughtful and large,
ly endowed with Industry, enthusiasm
and accomplishment. And this evei
present cry of Insanity, aimed at our
genius nnd our Institutions by nclf
nppolnted detractors, Mho may possibly
be themselves degenerate, should be
cried down and silenced.
n H. M.
Gives the Line-up Ah lie Thinks It
Will Ho In November.
To the Hilltor of TIIK TIMES
In view of the "rape on the Repub
lican party" by the Interests It does not
take a man with a college education to
predict the following line-up November
Democratic Alabama, Arkansas, Del
aware, Florida. Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Mis
souri, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
Progressive Arizona, California, Idaho,
Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Min
nesota, North Dakota, Oregon, Penn
sylvania, South Dakota, Washington,
Doubtful Colorado, Connecticut, In
diana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Montana, Nevada, New Hampshlve, New
Jersey, New Mexico, New York. Ohio,
Oklahoma, Rhode Island, West Virginia,
Taft Utah and Vermont.
JOHN C. HARRIS.
by those whom he succeeded in con
.Throe cheers, however, for Governor
Hadlty, who maintains his loyalty to
the emblem of his country. And think
of it. ye people all the people-thlB cot
J?P..raK was proclaimed and publicly ex
hibited by ex-President Roosevelt as the
banner of the plain people! For 136
years the plain people from every natloTi
and kindred and tongue under the blue
and starry heavens have been flocking
to our hospitable shores seeking de
liverance from oppression to And peace
ful and prosperous homes under the Starti
and Stripes of their adopted country,
ond not until this trended political dem
agogue threw his old worthless hat Into
the ring did any one of the millions thus
seeking refuge from the despotism of
their own country ever think otherwise
than that the ample foldB of tho Start,
and Stripes were the broad and shelter
ing banner of the plain people. Think
of it, ye men who fought to defend your
nation's banner-think of It! This man,
Theodore Roosevelt, honored by you
and by millions of his fellow-citizens to
preside over the destinies of this na
tion under the rtwir old nmriH man
whoso pretended motto was "the square
deal," has now discovered that ho was
serving under a class Rag, and not the
flag of all the people, and, as a result
ui tnis discovery, ne discards the old
flag and flaunts another class flag into
your faces and proclaims the bandana
as the banner of the "plain people" of
the United States of America. Who aro
the plain people of this country? You
who read this article are some of them.
I am one of them, and with a united
voice we say down with this flag of
Theodore Roosevelt's and up, up, up
with the red, white, and blue, and to Its
triple colors be ever true.
B. FRANKLIN RATTRA Y.
Says That Director Italph Is the
Victim of Ills Own Success.
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
In the Washington papers of the lSth
there appeared an article saying the
Central Labor Union wants Director
Ralph remo.'cd necauss he is opposed
to organized labor.
Ihlfc Is u gross misstatement of facts,
.IB Mr. Ralph, when he took the of-fli:-!
of director promised to be loyal to
the Government of the United States,
and he has and is keeping his oath.
He cannot favor labor unions, as every
body in the bun;au doesn't belonB io
labor unions, and their wishes are to
be respected. The Government of tho
United States recognizes no labor union,
as it Is a Government of the people.
It is wry easy to place before the
public false impressions of this, though
American and I will show that Direc
tor Ralph lug plaeed the bureau on .
plane wih anv Government building.
He haa renovated the place, from top
t. the bottom, steel lockers lnHead of
wooden onen, new electri: elevators;
the prenfs and press room cleaned llku
11 n ve: wus all the filth removed
building painted, old foonng and mat-
j w11uv.11 oui, new tacies, nre es
capes, which are tcsud often a new
mi system, lei plant, windows placed
in old basement so fresh a r could en
ter, new dining rooms, sanltuiy inspec
tor, safes tc place your wutclHH, monoy,
te, in Amine th.j day, a woman doc
tor Mnd dispensary, not like the oil
)etem of u truant officer; a thorough
mcrriuuiiug 01 1114 rag locnarv, all new
machinery, un up-io-dato motor money
oil, and no 011.; lost their position with
wagon, an ambulance, new and u
nute machinei y In the stam
Clalms Thnt Itooscrelt Ilns Taken
Ills Bandana Emblem From tho
To the Editor of THE TIMES.
You Bay "With ttfe new party, now
emblems are born," claim "the latest is
the bandana." When Cleveland was
elected the first time I bought a num
ber of bandanas, made them Into a
largo banner to stretch from the home
of J. Smith urrick to that or col. J. m.
Seymour, both residences being on a
corner In Glyndon, Md. Death of a stt
ter prevented any demonstration In
honor of that event. Seems to mc
"Teddy" should practice what ho
preaches, "Not steal." What say you?
MARY K. SEYMOUR.
Warns Against Prescriptions Which
Contain Ilcsorcin, Which Dig
colors tbo Ilalr.
To the Editor or THE TIMES
I noticed tho other day a recommen
dation of a dandruff cure in which the
wrltor Included resorcln as part of the
prescription. Probably the writer was
not aware (and many physicians are
In the same predicament) that resorcln
not only stains the hair indelibly, but
that, owlrlg porhaps to obscure chemi
cal reactions, tho stain Is frequently
of an obnoxious color. 1 am personally
acquainted with a case In which tho
hair of a lady was dyed In varying
shades of obnoxious green, it snouia
only be used when this peculiarity is
known and allowed for. SENEX.
all these changes. In fact, has ern
ployed mrre hands.
Jpa.-e does not ulhiw me to tell of tho
modern but can. iSverybody, lniludlnif
machinists, has been raised In sulury
lu per cent since he took charge, und
thcte Is no place in the United State3
her mai'hluUM, printers, and mo
ch.inl;s lcceive the salary thev get nuw
under Mr. Ralph, and well they know
i Mr Italph Is u victim of his own
successes. Ho believes in getting
nwav fiotu the ideas of 1776 and muko
tho placi) 1312.
Mr. Ralph peisonallv inspects tho
b.illillng every day. He takes enro cf
the old men und women, especially tho
hrnkn down printers, who. ufter forty
years at good salai lej, have nothing
bet the poor house. He places them on
tne watch fiin-e. I have known him
to refuse to dismiss men and women
on the renimniendation of their su
perlMendt nt. but place them in other
dWIsliui- where they mbke good. I
have never known Mr. Ralph to Jo any
man an InjuMlcj. n-. us T aid I'Ofnre,
he U a victim of his own success. I
personally. Held un eo the d'rector. I
am undr no obligation to him, hut his
drrds are heralded throughout the
building, and f the lubor unions want
to set how little they amount to lot
them try and remove Mr Ralph.
ONE WHO KNOWS.
The Odors From the Northeast Dump
Hiito 'ot Been Described In
Terms Strong Enough.
To tho Editor of THE TIMES:
I noticed In The Times of June 22
somo one wroto about tho odor that
comes from the nbrtheast dump aim
branch. Now, I do not know how close
this correspondent lives to this pestifer
ous place, but If he lives as far out ns
Fifteenth street northeast he Is not giv
ing It a black enough name or describ
ing the odor 100th as strong ab It Is, and
public censure will not allow mo to uso
language strong enough to do It Justice.
As for sitting out of doors to get a
breath of fresh air, that's Impossible on
account of the mosquitoes.
1 nis place Is a nuisance and a menace
to public health, and should be attend
ed to. l.
NEW YORK, June 26. At a meeting
to be held in this city today plans for
the new Roosevelt Progressive party
arc to bo formulated and a vigorous
campaign will probably be outlined. It
Is said that State tickets will un
doubtedly be placed in New York,
Massachusetts, and Maryland, and in
oil probability In many other States.
The Leaders of the new movement
now refer to the new organisation as
tho "Progressive party," and Is to be
absolutely and forever divorced from
every other party.
Among those who are to participate
In the conference today will be Ormsby
Mcllarg, manager of Colonel Roose
velt's Southern campaign for delegates
to the recent Republican national con
vention at Chicago; former United
States Senator Albert J. Bevoridge,
Controller William A. Prendergast,
Frank A. Munsey, George W. Perkins.
Timothy L. Woodruff, Lawrence F. Ab
bott, former Congressman Lucius Llt
tauer, and George B, Cortelyou.
Mr. Munsey Interviewed.
In an Interview this morning In tho
New York TimeB Mr. Munsey spoke of
the new party and Its policies as fol
lows: "There seems to be a good deal of
doubt on th.; part if the Taft delegates
nnd Taft men generally as to whother
tre third pary will actually be start
ed or not. Arj you willing to ay what
you 'hlnk about it?" ho was asked.
I am piiteciiy willing to s&v and to
assure you that theie Is no doubt what
ever. In fa.-t. It Is alieady started,
nnd all thnt lemitns to be done Is to
cairy put the plans as set forth by the
Oichcvtra Hull convention lu Chicago
'Anybody having any doubt about the
new ijarty bilnit oturted mav as well
dismiss the doubt now as later."
'Will this new party, Mr. Munsey. go
to the extent of putting a local ticket In
th-' field In th- Hcvural States, as well
us a nat-ouul ticket?" waj tho next
'It will do so wherover It seems the
wise thing t-. do. The party is to be an
all-arouml party, the name as any other
!aity, with r.filces ranging from con
Hnblcs to Pirsident. There may be
ome States where it will not be neces
sary, but In such States, for exumple,
as New York, Massachusetts, and
Maryland, theft; is nothing else to do. '
Mr Munsey went on to sny:
Interest In New Party.
"I am amazed at the number of men
who have called me on the telephone
today and who have spoken to me on
the street, assuring me of their deep
Interest In this new party, and promis
ing me that they will support it with
a Whole fttart and soul. They revolt,
one and all, at steam-roller methods,
and declare that they have had enough
In answer to another question, Mr.
"It Is not at nil clear whether the
new Progressive party would benefit
most from the nomination In Baltimore
of a conservative or a progressive.
The Progressive party must necessarily
draw Its support from the Democratic
and Republican parties. That part of
It coming rrom tne i-iemocrauc puny
would, an a matter of course, be from
the progressive element.
"It would therefore seem, on the face
of It, that If a conservative were nomi
nated In Baltimore it would be more
to the advantage of the new Progress
ive party But this Is not necessarily
so, as the Democratic party would
suffer, on tho other end. a defection
of conservative voters, who would In
some measure go over to Taft, the pro
None Measure With Roosevelt.
"It Is reasonabfy certain that no pro
gressive the Democrats could name
would measure up to the towering
stature of Mr. Roosevelt.
"He Is not only a conspicuous and
pronounced Progressive, but has back
of him a record of achievements tni
mean something to the voters of tne
country. Another candidate equally
progressive and equally ablo without
such records of achievements would be
sadly handicapped beside Mr. uoose-
"The Taft men refer to the Orches
tra Hnll convention as a rump conven
tion, declnrlng that the delegates who
attended that convention were bolters
of the Republican national convention.
What do you ta about that 7
"It was In no senso a rump conven
tion, nnd the delegates who attended
that convention were In no sense bolt
ers The Republican national conven
tion had finished Its work. The steam
roller had run Its course. The dele
gate having performed the work ror
which thev were elected ceased to be
delegnteB after the close of that con
vent on They were ns free to attend
this new convention as any man who
had not been a delegate to the old
"There were many men in the Orches
tra Hall convention who had not been
delegates to tho other convention."
"But, Mr. Munsey, would you regard
the men who took part in tho new con
vention ns Republicans still?"
"Certnlnl I should not In taking
part in the new convention they ceased
to be Republicans and became members
of the new Progressives party. They
nre quite as inaepenoeiii ui ui '"""7
.! ,. ua nma nln tnflt
ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS
No orders to army officers.
Lieutenant E. H. CAMPBELL, do
tached navy yard, Puget Sound,
Wash.; to Chattanooga as executive
Lieutenant W. J. MOSES, detached
navy yard, Puget Sound, Wash.;
to Galveston ns executive officer.
Lieutenant M S. DAVIS, detached
navy yard. Mare Island. Cal.; to
Cleveland as executive officer
Lieutenant A. B REED, detached
navy yard. Mare Island, Cal., to
Denver as executive officer.
Passed Assistant Paymaster W. J.
miMK, detached navy yard. Phila
delphia, Pa., to Iowa.
Professor of Mathematics G. K. CAL
HOUN, detached Schenectady, N.
Y. ; to School Marino Engineering,
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
Arrived Altlc at Guantannmo. Talla
hassee at Washington, Monterey and
Nanshun at Shanghai, Hector at
Key West, Dolphin at East River,
Vlcksburg at Ran Diego.
Sailed Caesar from Newport News for
Newport, Eagle from Guantanamo
for Santiago, Rocket from Norfolk
for Washington. Dunont and Blakely
from New York yard for Newport
Ucnn party ns If they had come Into that
convention from the Democratic part,
as perhaps a very good number did in
Mrs. Belva Lockwood
Back From Meeting
Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood has returned
to the city from University City. St.
Louis, Mo., where sne attended a con
vention of the American Womans' Re
public, which wbb officially organised at
Mrs. Lockwood stated this morning the
Republic had a great future, and ex
pected to accomplish a great work be
fore many more years have passed b
She was made attoneij general, and ad
ministered the oath of office to some of
tho other officers.
Mrs. Edith K. Kern's
Name Is Presented
As a candidate for appointment to the
Board of Education, subsequent to the
rariinRl nf Miss Mabel Boardman to ac
cept a place upon it, Mtb. Edith King
man Kern, club woman and "awyer,
was presented to the Justices of the
District Supremo Court yesterday
Coincident with the presentation,
copies of resolutions indorsing Mrs.
Kern adopted by the Toner and Irant
Home and School Association were sub
mitted to the court by George R. Un-klna.