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J f-sot; 10 MB WASHEWTOK TIMES, SMDAY, AUGUST 2, iflft B rubllthoa fcveiy Kvtnln in the Year at THH MUNSBT BtJILDING . Panda. Ave., between 13th and lUh SU. FRANK A. MUNS13Y, Proprietor; p. A. WALKEtt. 'Managing dtior. BUDscnirTiON rates 1st mail. ,. 1 mo. 3 tnoB. ihh and ButHiay i ;......... lo.Jo o.w Dally only ....,.., w......,i,i .25 .75 Bunday only ,.u. ( mot 1 y.' $.U 1W l.ro s.oo .K .60 JULY DAILY. . roiat gross, July, iJu....i,lti,4il Average troas. July, lilt, 60.T91 Average net. July, Mil.,, 41,481 CinOXJIiAO'ION ' BUNDAT. total Brow. Juiy.'ltil2......ii.iM' Average gross, July, 1011.. 4S.TM TY,tnl n.( .InlV. l91lwi.....l2.Tt7 Average net, July, lMivii. ji I olpmn1r iirur itiiit iha acmmnmvlntt. alatMnent fCDrestftts the circulation 6t The Washltikton .Tlmts aa detailed, and that the net figures represent,' kit return eliminated, the number of copies of The Time which are sold.- delivered, furnished, or 'mailed to bona fide purcnasers.or subscribers. FIUSD A. "WAI.KElt, General Manager. . XiaUt of Columbia, u; ..... Subscribed and sworn to "before me this first day or August, It X. 1912. TIIOMAB C. tVILLIS. (Seal) Notary Public. Entered at the Fost6ffloca at Washington, D.C., as second class matter. FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, ldl2. ROOT DIDN'T SAY Senator Root was absolutely certain at, yester day's gathering that Mr. Taft had been nominated, but if he felt at all sure that Mr. Taft was boing to be elected he made no reference to it. RUBBER STAMP UNPOPULAR. An enthusiastic admirer of Governor Wilson wrote a letter congratulating him upon his notrima tlon, and received an acknowledgment signed with a rubber stamp. Just for that the man wrote another letter withdrawing his support of Wilson, saying: in value, until this week it reached its highest point, $i,00d per share. ' The Tobacco trust also was dissolved by Taft 'and Wickcrshinyiind as a result the holders of that stock havo -been enriched several million dollars. As soon as the Beef trust barons saw what had overtaken the Tobacco trust and Standard Oil they regretted they were not dissolved, too,, although they had fought1 for 'ten years to keep from being dis solved. Consequently, they came into court and asked that Wickersham and TuftMot theni dissolve. Their petition will probably be granted, and then the holders of packing house stocks can knock off from work, and live on the interest of the apprecia tion in value of their holdings duo to Taft's trust busting program. All of which should make it very clear why Wall Street is thoroughly mad at Taft, and longs for tho good old' days when T. R. called a malefactor of great wealth by his. real name. IFOR THE GOOD OF OTHER YOUNG BANK MEN. For something more than two weeks that por tion of the world which is interested in The murder of a New York gambler supposedly by agents of a member of the New York police force has asked with increasing wonder why the mayor of that great city took no personal action, and seemingly made no endeavor to put efficient forces at work to clear up the scandal by establishing .either the guilt or the innocence of his accused subordinates. For evert a longer period of time a group of banking officials in Washington 'have been thorough- Iv nr.nitfllrttprl with tho trlontttt anA mniUnAe nt tt, . Humphries, a forger, the results of whose work "There rntlst be a decided Btrdttk of yollow In you to fu,n,iirl ., n ch, usm - ,,., wr.Ai- -wn descend to tho petty artifice of signing that particular Ifouid seem to show him to have extraordinary abil riiy in ins uiiiiuiHi procession. c kind of a 'personal' letter with a rubber stamp." Governor Wilson should have known better. He should have profited by Taft's failure who has per mitted himself to be Used as a rubber stamp to "O. K." all schemes of the Bosses and Big Business. The rubber stamp is not a popular party emblem this year! , COUNSEL FOR THE PEOPLE Through the efforts of a young man by the name of Albert C. Ritchie, who appears -as "counsel for the people," the Maryland Public Service Commis sion is getting a pretty clear idea of the amount of water in the capitalization of the Consolidated Gas, Electric Light and Power Company, Baltimore's big gest public service corporation. Wouldn't it be a fine thing if Washington had a "counsel for the people" and a public service com mission to listen to him? Maybe the running boards wouldn't be so crowd ed and gas would be cheaper, and electric current might cost less. PROOF OF THE THEFT. Of course", the people of Massachusetts have only the word of the Roosevelt men that California's two Taft delegates were stolen, and the word of the Taft men that they were not. The people of Maryland have only the word of the Roosevelt men that Indiana's Taft delegation was the creation of corruption, and the word of Tdft's men that it was honestly selected. The people of Pennsylvania have only the word of the Roosevelt men that Washington's entire State delegation was stolen, and the word of the Taft men that they were honestly elected, and should have been seated. But the people of California, Indiana, Arizona, Washington, and other States who were robbed of their delegates, and denied their voice at Chicago know what is1 true and what is false. Watch how the Taft caUse gets along in these StPtes, and watch how the Roosevelt movement grows in these States. You cannot fool the man who has been slugged and robbed into thinking he has been treated courte ously. The proof of the theft is the loss of tho money! I A DEMOCRATIC TARIFF IS? It is reported the House will not consent to the passage of any of the tariff bills recently passed by the Senate, because they do not conform with the Democratic policy on the tariff. What is the Democratic policy on the tariff? Is it the policy that party pursued the last time it framed a tariff bill, engineered by Smith of New Jersey (Wilson's enemy before the nomination) and Gorman of Maryland, a tariff bill which reeked with corruption, which President Cleveland refused to sign because it stood for "dishonor and perfidy," as he wrote to Congressman Catchings which Vas of such easy virtue that it cesulted in a Congressional investigation to see what Democrats got the swag? Or is it the policy pursued by the Democrats of the Senate who voted with Aldrich whenever he needed their votes to protect the Interests from a real revision of the tariff? Or is it the policy of tariff for revertue only, as set forth in the Bryanesque. platform adopted at Bal timore, all others than which being unconstitutional? tional? Or is it a repudiation of that platform, as urged in the New York World and New York Sun, and the framing of a bill that will cover everything and toUch nothing, like a Mother Hubbard dress? He would be the seventh son of a seventh son who would be so bold as to venture a prediction re garding the details of a tariff bill that was consistent With the Democratic policy. WHY WALL STREET IS MAD. When Taft, after the seven years of peace Roose velt gave the trusts and Big Business, started on his rampage against the trusts, Standard Oil stock was selling at around $650 a share. After Taft got through with his punishment of that trust and com pelted it to dissolve the stock began to appreciate For presumably nearly the same period of time that the banking officials have had knowledge of these criminal acts a prominent bonding concern has had in its possession full details of identity, and deeds. - ' For more than a week the prosecuting officers of the Government have had full knowledge of the identity of the young man, and have had in their hands the statement of the bank officials that a forgery had been committed, and that the utterer of the false signatures had confessed-to his guilt. For some days, a.t least, the Police Department and its officials have had full and complete informa tion that a crime, involving the misappropriation by forgery, of thousands of dollars, had been committed. And yet in the face of this widespread informa tion,, in spite of the confession of the culprit and the official announcement by the bank of both the crime and the acknowledgment, the one apparent move toward the arrest or punishment of the young man was CONDUCTED IN SECRET 'It may be contended by the bank officials that they have the right to assume the loss and to post pone or altogether avoid the punishment of the of fender. The bonding company may contend that their re sponsibilities are solely to the bank involved, and that if that bank is satisfied with the form and terms of settlement which the bonding company proposes, then it is nobody else's business. THERE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME MERIT IN EACH ONE OF THESE CONTENTIONS WHILE THE CRIME WAS KEPT HIDDEN, BUT THAT MERIT WAS ENTIRELY VOIDED WHEN THE PUBLIC WAS MADE PARTY TO THE KNOWL EDGE THAT THE CRIME HAD BEEN COM MITTED. There, are in the city of Washington hundreds of young men who are starting in the banking busi ness with the intention of making it their life work, each one of those young men is starting 100 per cent honest, and with no intention of lowering that average, but each one of them is going to be sur rounded with temptations the temptation of living better than he can afford; the temptation of making money faster than the legitimate laws of wealth and value accumulation allow; the temptation of being constantly associated and surrounded by large sums Of money, and some of these young men the weaker ones, the less stable mentally and morally, may succumb; and THERE IS NO INFLUENCE WHICH WILL BE MORE POTENT IN KEEPING THEM FROM SUCCUMBING THAN-THE FEAR OF DETECTION AND PUNISHMENT. AND ANY ACT ON THE PART OF A BANKING INSTI TUTION OR OF A BONDING COMPANY, WHICH SAYS' TO THESE YOUNG MEN "PUNISHMENT DOES NOT NECESSARILY FOLLOW THEFT, AND ARREST AND TRIAL DO NOT NECESSARILY ACCOMPANY THE DETECTION OF FORGERY" WEAKENS BY JUST so Much the prevention- of wrongdo ing WHICH IS MUCH MORE TO BE DESIRED THAN THE PUNISHMENT AFTER IT HAS BEEN DONE. The Times cannot believe that' the interested parties the bank and the bonding company can conijeive it to be for their own good or for tho public good that they shall condone and pass over an acknowledged crime and protect by inactivity a base forgery. In spite of the argument of mercy, the welfare of the public, and particularly the welfare of other young men, rises superior in importance to the sor row, the disgrace, and the bodily and mental suffer ing which would doubtless be caused by the pressing of the case. The influences at work to suppress publicity and proper punishment should be withdrawn. LTKllilAAJLa, " I Ml BTX.XElTjJDXlSrQ' THE (3-TT1ST -1&J&.2ST I ,Mt. ,:- ? i ,, i J K . , ,. V '';''. '4; '.i-i' ' , , - . "VV s w 11 . ,. ' :KWSti&Z ;: r. ,9LKWim,rvmwm. w - ttt iii r rJ i i . Army and NaVy ARMY. Major ARTHUR S. CONKXJN. Coast Artillery Corps, detailed as a mem ber of tho General Stuff Corps. Captain CHARLES W. CASTLfi. Elev enth Infantry, to Fort Snelllnp, Minn., duty with the Twenty-eighth Infantry. Captain FRANK D. ELY, quartermas ter, to the general superintendent, Army Transport Service, San Fran cisco, Cal. Captain JOHN V. BPURR. quartermas ter, from quartermaster, transport Sherman to the general superin tendent. Army Transport Service, San Francisco, Cal., for duty us his assistant. QUICK AND DECISIVE. If the Taft "strategy board" edited that 144-page defense of the theft of delegates and also looked oyer Taft's speech of acceptance, their plan of the campaign must be to get cut to pieces as soon as possible, so as to have it over with. After all, they may be acting from strictly humanitarian motives. Why prolong the agony, when the result is sure to be fatal? NAVY. Rear Admiral B. A. FISKE, detached command third division; to command first division. Rear Admiral N. R. UBHER, detached command fourth division; to com mand second division. Rear Admiral C. McR. WINSLOW, de tached command second division; to command third division. Rear Admiral F. F. FLETCHER, to command lourth dlvlBion. Lieutenant E. D. ARMSTRONG, de tached Missouri; to Louisiana as aid on staff. Lieutenant R. P. CRAFT, detached Mis souri; to Louisiana as aid on staff. Lieutenants R. F. ZOGBAUM and L. H. LACY, detached Louisiana; to New Jersey as aids on staff. Lieutenant I. C. BOO ART, detached Mississippi: home, wait orders. Lieutenant (Junior grade) a. K. DAVIS, uetacnea Mississippi; nome, wait orders. Lieutenants (Junior grade) FRANK RUSSEL and C. C. GILL, detached Rhode Island; to Florida as aids on staff. Chaplain L. N. TAYLOR, detached South Dakota' to Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Commander V. S. HOUS TON, detached command Elcano; to Lieutenant SINCLAIR GANNON, de tached Saratoga; to command El- Lieutenant (junior grade) C. A. Wo6d- RUFF. to Dale. Lieutenant (Junior grade) B. R. "WARE, jr., aeiacnea iieiena; nome, wait orders. Ensign H. A. McCLURE, detached Mon terey; to Helena. Paymaster Clerk R. E. AMES, appoint ment revoked. Seen and Heard MARINE CORPS. Col. J. H. PENDLETON, detached Headquarters Marine Corps; to cam mand Marine Barracks, Portsmouth, N H. Major M. J. SHAW, detached Marine Barracks, Portsmouth, N. H.; to Army War College, Washington; D. C. Captain HARRY LEE, detached Ma- rine Barracks, Philadelphia; Pa.; to Marine Barracks, Annapolis. Md, Captain MACKER BABB, detached Marine Barracks, New York; to com mand marine detachment. Kansas. First Lieutenant C. A. LUTZ, detached Prairie; to recruiting district of Pennsylvania. First Lieutenant W. W. BUCKLEY, de tached Prairie; to recruiting district of Pennsylvania. First Lieutenant E. B. WILLING, de tached Prairie- to Murine Barracks, Philadelphia, Pa. Second Lieutenant T. S. CLARKE, de tached Prairie; to Marine Barracks. Norfolk, Va. Second Lieutenant D. F. DUNCAN, de tached Prairie; to Naval Pi-Json, Portsmouth, N. H. MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS. Arrived Petl-el at Puerto Plata; Han nibal at North River; Caesar at Portsmouth, N. H.j Tacpma at Guantanamo: Alabamat Culgoa, at Newport: Mississippi, Patuxent, at Philadelphia. Sailed Nashville, from Puerto Plata for Guantanamo: Tennessee, Montana from Philadelphia for Newport; Fanning, from Norfolk for Newport; Whipple, Hull, Preble. Perry, Stew art, from San Diego for San Pedro; Prairie, from Guantanamo for Phil adelphia: Kentucky, from Norfolk for Philadelphia: Potomac, from Wftsblnston lor Indian Head. "The processes of ratiocination of the human animal is sometimes devious," philosophized "Bob" Woolley, Once a prominent newspaper cor respondent in Washington, but now reformed and living on his amateur farm in Fairfax, where ho divides his time between writing for the maga zines andValsing an occasional can of tomatoes. "As I boarded the electric car at the Fairfax terminus today, the conductor spied a tortoise I was bringing into Washington to a small boy. " 'No dogs allowed on the car, sir,' he politely objected. " 'But this iBn't a dog I protested, 'It's a tortoise. " " 'Well, I'll have to ask the office about it,' he finally decided, and dis appeared in to the telephone. " 'It's all right, Mr. Woolley,' he Bald, emerging a few minutes later and ringing the starting signal, 'Cats 1b dogs, and rabbits is dogs, but a tortoise is a InsecV " Henry, affectionately known as "Pop,'' Nichols, by the other conductors on the Pennsylvania avenue line, states authoritatively that Washington street car passengers are the politest in the country and ho has worked on cars in nearly all the big towns, he says. "Not to us conductors, though, but to other passen gers,'' Pop hastens to explain'. "I wish they weren't so courteous; it delays the cars. In any other city, you will see them, when they come to get aboard at a stop, shoving arid jostling eaCh other, trying to get aboard first, like a. parcel of shdtes trying to get in the trough. But here they stand back and politely wave each other to go ahead, and keep doing it, while, all the time, I'm yelling 'All aboard,' and the other passengers are glar ing at them looks sometimes like one of these Gaston and Alphonse pictures. It makes the rest of the pas sengers cross-and then they take It out on Us poor conductors." During the recent hot spell some Georgetown small boys solved the problem of playing ball and keeping cool at the same time. They laid out a diamond 'on an old, four-square raft moored near the river bank; the expanse of river beyond was the field. For a baseball they used an old football, and a stout piece of scantling was their bat. The batter had to knock the ball lnto'the ''field" before he Was entitled to run and then ho swam alongside the raft from base to base. Tho uni forms were bathing suits. "Over at a convention in Fairfax county, the other day," said Ilou. C. C. Carlln, Representative in the Houbo from across the Potomac, "a budding young; orator got up to. nominate a friend for justice, of the peace for a second, term an occasion that usually calls for noth ing more than a brief announcement of the Candidate's name. Tho youthful Webster, however, making the most of his, opportunity, indulged in spread-eagles upon the virtues of his carididute and, in concluding, upset the milk thus: "'t nomlnato Mr. .A , who during the two years he has been justice of the peace, has filled the duties of his office with an honesty that has been a bewilder ment to his enemies, and an astonishment to his friends." yZ J "The most striking thing to the eye of the stranger in Washington," said Mr, Haines, an architect, of London, In the lobby of the New Willard, where he is staying, "1b the proximity of palaties aild hovels In the resi dential part of the city; I mean the Wealthy residential part, where, in deed, tho condition 1b more prevalent than in tho more modest sections. I havo Been scores of palatial dwellings all through tho northwest district rubbing elbows with squat and dliapltated littlo frame shanties that would be an eyesore in the meanest quarters of an English city. J under stand that these are the relic's of the poorer colored -class, when all that part of Washington waB practically in tho country and rents were cheap, and that they are rapidly disappearing. Certainly they ought to; for they spoil, to a great extent, many portions of what is one of the moat beautiful residential places lit the world.' Concerts Today By the Naval Gun Factory Band, At 8 P. M. ' ANTONIO CBIiFO, Director. March, "Spirit of Independence," Holrmana Overture, "Post and Peasant". .Stippe Waltz, "Daughter of LOve,'...!Bennet Selection, "Faust"i Gounod Serenade, "Imann"'. Mann (a) "The Ragtime Goblin Man," Von Tllzer (b) I want to Be In Dlx!e"..Srirdef Excerpts from "Alma, Where Do You Live?" Bryant Finale, "Moonlight Bay'4.Wenfielc "Star-Bpahgled Banner." By the Fifteenth Cavalry Band, at Fort Myer, V., a p. m. ARTHUR G. W1TCOMB. Director. March, "Universal Peace,"., on Blon Overture, "Guy Mannering"."..Bishop Concert Waltz, "Blue Danube," Strauss Selection, "Reminiscences of Eng land" Godfrey Rag Oddity, "Mysterious Rag." Excerpts from "Madame Sherry," Hoschna Serenade, "La Paloma" Gardier Finale, "Turkish Towl Rag".. ..Allen A Rub Down.) "Star-Spangled Banner." By United States Engineer Band, t Franklin Park, at 7:30 p. m. JULIAN KAMPER, Leader. March, "Spirit of Independence," Holzmann Overture, "La Gazza Ledra".. Rossini Bcbuberf8 "Serenade" Schubert (By request.) Waltz. "Girls of Baden" Komzak Irand Fantasle, "Creme de la Creme" Tobanl Chilian Dance, "Manana"..,...Mi8SUd (By request.) Selection, "Mam'selle Napoleon," Luders Medley Overture, Remick'a popu lar Songs Lampe "Star-Spangled Banner." By the U. S. Soldiers' Home Baad, at 4 P. M. JOHN S. M. ZIMMERMANN, Director. March, "Little Boy Blue" .Beretty Overture, "tho caliph of Bagdad," Boleldleu A Tone Poem, "Apple Blossoms," Roberta Selection, "Excelsior Ballet".. Millars Characteristic, "The Tomahawk ( Dance" Hermann Medley Overture, "The Surprise," O'Hara (WItmark Song H1W.) Intermezfcb, "Ethiopia" J6hns "Flhalo. "The Thoroughbred," Englemann "Star-Spangled banner." Children's Industrial Work on Exhibition An exhibition of the Industrial Work of tho childcen attending the school playgrounds will be held at the Car negie Library, August 14-17, The past year has seen such a larne development of tho playgrounds move ment In this city that the industrial exhibit will be of unusual Interest for both parents and children. The display is under the direction of Miss 8 A. Tlchenor, ercrvlsor of Industrial work in tho schcol playgrounds. -XV- r r