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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, THUBSDAT, AUGUST 20, 1912
Published Every Evenlne In thb Teat at SHE MUN6BY BUILDINQ Pcnna. Ave., botween 13th and 14th SU. FRANK A. MUNSEY, Proprietor, F. A. WALKER, Managing Jidtior. SUBSCRIPTION, RATES BY MAIL. gl mo. S mos. ( mo. 1 yt. Iljr and Sunday , I0.SO 0.W J1.75 fJ.63 ally only -5 .75 1.50 1.00 Bunday only 2i .50 JULY DAILY. Total btomt. July. 1M2....1.37L351 Average grow, July. 181Z....CC.781 CIRCULATION SUNDAY. Total cross. July. 111. Total net, July. 1912 1,147.212 vverage net, July, isiz ,s 1M.181 Averace eroas. July. 1912.. 45. 78 J Total net, July. 1912 152.757 Averaga net. July, 1912 SJ.ISJ I aolemnlv swear that tlin ttrrnmnanvlntr iitAtmnt rnrAiintl the circulation of The Washington Tlmea aa detailed, and that the net flgurei repreient. all returns eliminated, the number ot copies of The Tlmea which are sold, delivered, furnished, or mailed tj bona fide purchasers or subscribers. FRED Ar"WAt,KEn, ... . General Manager. District of Columbia, ssi Subscribed and sworn to before me this first day of August, A. D. 1912. THOMAS C. WILLIS. (Seal.) Notary Public. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29. 1912. WILSON IN FAVOR. The Standard Oil likes Wilson. Boston Transcript. It does not take an investigating committee of the United States Senate to discern that. USELESS QUOTATIONS. The street car authorities have removed from some of the cars the quotations from the Interstate Commerce ruling that passengers were not allowed on the running boards of moving street cars. This shows progress. Why lumber up the space in the car with notices of a useless law made only to be disobeyed when that same space can be made to pay a dividend with an advertisement of Peoples' Pickles or Gander's Goose Grease? It's the nickels that count! Crowd the aisles! Load the running boards! MR. TAFT IS CORRECT, ANYHOW. President Taft, at Springfield, tMass., yesterday afternoon, said to a few people who had called him 'to the rear platform of his train: "I am not here to make a political speech. I have given that up. I believe that there are some politics going on, but I am not going to take part in them. So far as I am concerned, you will have to make up your minds without hearing from me further." Ungracious enough, yes; but none the less an ex cellent statement of the facts. The President would .appear to have discovered, rather late, that as a political spellbinder he is not highly successful, and also that he really is in the way out of politics and out of office. CONGESTION OF TRAFFIC. Shippers and consignees can aid very materially in averting a blocking on the railroads this fall if they heed the warning of traffic officials to load and unload cars without delay that there may be no loss of time iif having them available for the movement of the enormous volume-, of freight confidently ex pected. So serious has the situation become that some of the big transportation companies have issued notice that beginning September 1 they will allot cars on the percentage basis. This means that the distribu tion of cars will be arranged so that all shippers will stand relatively on the same basis. This action is resorted to only in extraordinary times. There is no question that the country is on the eve of ex periencing another era of unusual activity. Railroads are preparing for exceptional condi tions, but it is a question if they will be in position to move expeditiously the rush of traffic expected when the crops begin to move in earnest. It is, therefore, up to the business interests of the country to do their part in relieving a situation which other wise may became serious. CONGRESS' FINAL BLUNDER. It is scarcely possible that in closing the post offices in first and second class cities on Sundays Congress fully weighed the consequences of its act. We must look on this provision of the postal appro priation bill as a mere thoughtless attempt to coax votes from a few postoffice employes in return for v making their work a little easier. But the evil has been done and Congress has ad journed. Upon the Postmaster General is thrust a burden of stretching the law to the utmost. Here is a case where the public will raise no objection to the administrative authorities interpreting a law "in the light of reason." Indeed, that must be done. The average citizen doesn't care whether he can get his ordinary mail or not on Sunday; but there is scarcely a large busi ness house, newspaper, or banking institution in any of our cities the routine work of which is not more or less continuous and dependent for its continuity upon the uninterrupted delivery of its mail seven days in the week. If the postmen, and postal clerks are overworked, as is admitted, relief must be obtained by increasing the staff, not by curtailing the service. WATCH VERMONT SEPTEMBER 3. reach a total of 54,000 in all. The Prohibitionists and Socialists together arc not expected to cast over 4,000 ballots for their candidates. The Democrats polled 15950 in the 1908 State election. They fell as low as 7,000 in 1502. ybey must poll 16,000 at least to show that they are holding anything like their strength. The Progressives arc drawing from Demo crats as well as from Republicans. They are build ing fast. The visit of Colonel Roosevelt himself, be ginning today, should give a striking climax. If the Progressives gain at the rate they have maintained the past ten days, the question is whether the Republicans can hold a plurality. A vote .of 16,000 Progressives, 18,000 Republicans, 15,000 Democrats, 2,500 Prohibitionists, and 1J500 Socialists would mean one thing certain that the Progressives would carry the State in November. THE REAL ISSUE PLAInIrTHAN EVER. The charge has been made for years that certain large interests have been not merely influencing legislation at Washington, but have been writing it, or editing it, after it has 'been written by members of Congress, before it is submitted on the floor of either house fpr public consideration. It was charged that several interests, wanting a monopoly of the American market and a guarantee of fabulous profits, actually wrote schedules of the Payne-Aldrich, bill. At the time that bill was under discussion the exposure of the North letters provd that such had been the case with the Dingley bill. It was charged that the railroads and Wall Street wrote the Wickersham railroad bill. It was charged that interests, desiring to exploit public lands and public resources, wrote a bill which was intended to govern Alaska. The list might be continued indefinitely. The charges were made, were never seriously denied, and are generally known to be true in a large degree, if not wholly so. N With the publication of the Archbold-Penrose correspondence comes the prima facie proof that in at least one instance the practice was followed. That correspondence proves that Penrose, as chairman of the industrial commission, actually sent to Archbola for approval and amendment a copy of that com mission's report before it was submitted to Congress or otherwise made public. The report was returned with this letter under date of February 21, 1900: Hon. Boise Penrose, Senate Chamber, Washington, D. C. My Dear Senator: I have your kind note of yesterday with enclosure, which latter I beg to return herewith. Wo think the report is bo fair that we will not undertake to suggest any changes. With many thanks, I am, Very truly yours, JOHN D. ARCHBOLD. The people now know that in at least one case the Standard Oil Company acted as censor of im portant legislative recommendations affecting the in dustrial situation of the country. There is no reason to doubt its being done by other interests in matters that may affect them. . The contributing to campaign funds is a serious problem, for it implies a return of favors to the con tributors by the party which is the recipient. But it is not nearly so menacing an evil as the direct purchase of legislation by large interests. The issue "Shall the people rule?" looms larger every day. It is very plain that under existing con ditions and according to the game as played by both old parties they have not been ruling. Direct pri maries and other election reforms as advocated by the Progressive party will prevent the legislative hall being filled by Penroses, and the power of recail will speedily eliminate the few who do manage to get elected under false pretenses or fall from grace after they have been elected. To this fact is due the tremendous effort of both old parties and politicians to discredit Roosevelt and the Progressive party by alleging the Republican party eight years ago accepted campaign funds from trusts and by arguing that because of that the Pro gressive party of this year is insincere. This crooked logic will deceive no one. It is be cause the Progressive party and its leaders, includ ing Roosevelt, first repudiated the old methods of the old parties that all of this agitation is now pos sible. The men remaining in the wallow cannot make people think they are clean because they throw mud upon those who have left the wallow. The big fact remains that Penrose and his ilk in both old parties did traffic in legislation, the people did not rule under their regime, and they have not repented of their ways- or changed their views re garding the right of Big Business to write the laws of the land. The issue between the old methods as represent ed and defended by the Penroses, Smoots, and Baileys and the new methods as represented by the Pro gressive party is only more clearly drawn by the agi tation of the Penrose-Archbold letters. t C I'VE "WAITED ON YOU LONG ENOUGH" '- ' sm" '' JL. '' W Fill" m ' l ' J lxSpilr Ili7irt111 lill11' CARTER Here's a Book The prospect today that the Progressives of Ver mont will poll over 15,000 votes for the Rev. Frazer Metzger, their candidate for governor, is sign enough of the tremendous appeal the party principles have made to the men of the old Green Mountain State. The Republicans have dropped generally the claim of a majority vote. It is recognized that no one of the five candidates for governor will have more than a plurality. The choice, it is admitted, will be thrown into the Legislature under the State law requiring a majority for popular election. This is the first striking change in the situation that included Vermont as one of the three States Taft would carry. The history of national elections has shown that when the September election showed less than 25,000 plurality for the Republicans, the election went against the Republican candidate. The poll next Tuesday in Vermont will probably BY HARD WORK. "I want you to understand that I got my money by hard work." "Why. I thought it was left you by your uncle." "So It was, but I had hard work getting It from the law- yers." Boston Transcript. WOMAN ANANIAS. "That's a very determined looking woman. Is she a person of any consequence?" "Oh, yes. Indeed. She organized the first lodge of the Daughters of Sapphlra." THE DIFFERENCE. "Papa, what Is the difference between the quick and the dead?" "Tho quick, my child, are those who hop out of the road In time." London Bystander. LASTING BEAUTY. She Do you really think that Miss Smith Is so beautiful? He Do 17 He.r father Is rated ut 120,000,000. ORDINARY BEAK. "There was a strange man here to see you today, papa " aid little Ethel, as she ran to meet her father in the hall.' "Did he have a bill?" "No. papa; he had Just a plain nose." Good Health. AGE OF INNOCENCE. Little Bobby Bay. Willie, is ma looktn'T Little Willie No. What y'goln' f do? Little Bobby Tako out do gold fish an' let 'em play with tho cat. To a great extent books on hypnotism, n.Ind control, and kindred subjects aro not given Indiscriminately to the public; indeed, some of tho books aro never put on sale at all, and are given only to those In whose hundB they will receive tho most respect. Perhaps the reason for this Is that will control, or rather spirit control, an enormous power, is tieated In its objective sense and would piovo a tremendous power for evil In the hands of an unscrupulous person. When mental contiol Is treated In Its objective sense, and Its methods applied by tho pupil to himself. Inward applica tion as it were, to tho furtherance of his own happiness and peace, the knowl edge loses Its power for harm, or even a posiblllty of it a man would no pooner deliberately formulate Ideas de structive to his own mental welfare than ho would wantonly deprive him self of a hand or a foot. Thomas Tapper, author of "Opportun ity," a musician and scholar, has writ ten a little book of barely 100 pages, which deals with the spiritual sources of efficiency in a manner so simple In Its application and yet so startllngly sane and sor.slble In tho fruitfulness of its conclusions that one is minded, "Why I have thought of that myself can It be done7" Every man in his gropings about in tho sea of mental confusion caused by pain, sorrow, or even happiness, has moments of illu mination, when he seems to have al most j;rasped the reason, the Just cause of It rll, but as he is about to see the light that reason, so feverishly sought, eludes him, and he la again lost, rudely Jostled from his finer introspective view point by a tangible world. A careful reading of Mr. Tapper's book will re veal a wealth of suggestion, and a rule of life so plainly and sensibly put that its meaning could be missed by no one. Efficiency, In the sense intended by the author, receives a much broader Interpretation than the word is usually given. Efficiency, not as an individual, but as a part of the great whole. Is gained by consecration, and this, as defined by the author, is a very high form of suggestion, "whose essentially health-giving factor Is Its power to di rect the consciousness to a specific purpose of a high order." Of this pur pose he says further, "we must con stantly observe the practice of con sclQUsly dedicating ourselves to labor, for labor is our only means of finding expression." Thus by always having new hope and energy for the discharge of human affairs, duty robbed of its only horror, and peace in the knowledge of work well done is ours. In the first chapter, called the "Fun damental Adjustment," the main Ideas are stated, and consistently taken up and worked out In the following chap ters. To all who have the power of making use of what Is good, Mr. Tap per's book will be a magic wand to happiness, and to those who are unfor tuuutu enough to miss the good In life. It will be a wondrous means of revelation. Piatt & Peck Co. are the publishers. To Sell Warship. The old wo'oden war vessel James town will be sold by the Navy Depart- ment because it has outlived its useful ness. The ship was built at the Nor folk navy yard In 1845. She is 165 feet long and 1,150 tons displacement. Seen and Heard What 's on the Program in Washington Today Odd FelloWB Columbia, No. 10, degree; Excelsior, No. 17, and Salem, No. 22, business, 7:30 p. m. K. O. T. M District Tent, No. 8, at Mariners' Temple, 7:30 p. m. Red Men Logan Tribe, No. 8; Sioux Tribe, No. 18; 7:30 p. m. Concert by Fifteenth Cavalry Band, Judiciary Square. 7:30 p. m. Concert by United States Engineer Band, Washington Barracks. 8:30 p. m. Fortunate aro the employes In the Government Printing Office In hav ing, as resident physician for their 3,500 workers, one so efficient and pra"Mcal na Dr. William P. Manning. In tho little hospital In tho top of the great building, which ho has equipped with every known appliance, ho has rigged up a cooling apparatus which, even In tho hottest days, keeps the temperature at a comfortable point. It consists of a wide sheet of muslin, stretched lengthwise of the room, In a perpendicular position, Which Is kept constantly wet by a steady flow of water from above. Evap oration does the rest. Not content with relieving those In the hospital, the doctor has rigged up the same appliance In tho great typesetting rooms, where hundreds of workers who were formerly wont to swelter, now work in comfort. Not only Is this most efficacious device not patented, but Dr. Manning urges everyone to adopt It. "They used to say that all roads led to Rome," and Captain Boardman, Chief of Detectives In Washington, by position and in the wholo country, by merit leaned back In his chair and looked out across the Avonue from his window In the Municipal Building. "But I'm thinking that, these days, they all lead to tho curb over there on E strett, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets. "Every peripatetic crank in the country finally gravitates to "Washing ton and he makes his ultimate wind-up over there. If a man In Los Angeles starts out to drive a yoke of three-legged steers to Patagonia, or a man in Oshkosh makes a bet he can roll a wheelbarrow from St. AuguS' tln to Sitka, or or, If any rattle-brained fellow starts out from any' where to go somewhere Just watch that curb and, some day, soon, you're sure to see him pulling up his team of reindeer, or his wheelbarrow, or whatever he has, over there. "wny is it? well, l guess it's because Washington's the Capital. Why do they all make for that particular curb? 'Why, that's easy, my boy," and there was a merry twinkle In tho captain's eye. "The newspaper Rlalto, the newspaper, see." Everyone knows of Wall Street's "Frenzied Finance." A certain man ner ot dealing in voguo with Uncle Sam at the Postoffico Department, whereby tho purchaser pays more per article when he buys six of them than when he buys four of the same articles, might well bo termed by loverb of "Alice in Wonderland" as "Looking Glass Finance." If one de sires to purchase four stamped envelopes, he pays nine cents, which is at tho rate of two and a quarter cents apiece; but if he desires to buy six, ho must pay fourteen cents, or two and a third cents apiece. Perhaps "transcendental" is the best word, in that It surpasseth understanding. The wee-est mite of a factory that ever ran a thriving business a pocket edition of a factory, as it were is occupying quarters on the north side of New York avenue, between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets north west One Is tempted to say "eighths" or "twelfths" Instead of "quarters," for the premises aro only forty feet long by five-and-a-half feet wide a grown-up has to turn sideways to yawn. But It la the busiest little button factory that over punched a hole In a piece of bone, and its Lilliputian dimensions are in inverse ratio to the variety of buttons one may see made there. "There's nothing dull about working up there," said one of tho skilled mechanics who, had spent the day, poised on a tipsy beam five hundred feet above the ground, driving rivets with a steam hammer into the top most tiers of the tallest of tho wireless towers that Uncle Sam Is erecting across the river. "When the wind blows It's like being at sea. The breezes sing through the trusses as through the rigging of a ship, and there's some motion, too, to the top of the towers. That tallest one swung to and fro more than two feet In the gale we had up there last Friday Fall? Oh, I never think of It. I suppose I'd do It If I did." Mail Bag An Appeal For Social Clubs In Con nection With tho Churches. To the Editor of THE TIMES: Social clubs are needed for our young men and women: There are many young men and wom en of tho best character working here in the different departments of the Gov ernment. They have come here from other cities and are strangers. Can anyone Imagine the lonely life that many of them live in their room night after night or sometimes walk ing the streets without companionship. Some have become reckless and make the acquaintance of those they can pick up on the streets, but often such acquaintances do not turn out to be the proper kind. If a man goes to church and his face Is paseed upon favorably he is per haps Introduced to one or two and that's the end of it. Social clubs are needed in our churches and out of them so the young men and women could meet properly and make friends. We all need com panionship. We all need friends. So cial clubs would make for a brighter life for our young men and women, for better morals, for more happy mar rlagci and fewer betrayed girls. Here's hoping some one will start a club scon, and real soon. L. H. D Government Clerk. Amusements. Chase's Zelda Sears and other vaude ville; 2:15 p. in.: 8:15 p. m. Poll's "Little Johnny Jones," 2:15 p. m.: 8:15 p. m. Columbla-"The Wolf," 2:15 p. m.; 8:20 p. m. Gayety-"Glrls of The Gay White Way," 2:15 p. m.; 8:15 p. m. Academy "Freckles," 2:15 p. m.; 8:20 p. m. Lyceum Miner s "Americans," 2:15 p. m.; 8:15 p. m. CaslncVaudevll e. Cosmos-Vaudeville. Glen Echo Vaudeville. Chevy Chaso Lake Concert by Marine Band and dancing. ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS ARMY. I Lieutenant L. D. causey iintn.H The following named officers .of the TtultT'LZ Vr. C"!!3 mien commissioned. Medical Corps from Philippines di vision to San Francisco, Cal., and rennrt tn the ndlutant general of the army for orders: Captain DANIEL P. CAHD, Captain JAMES C. MA GEE. Captain LEON C. GARCIA, Captain GEORGE D. HEATH, Jr. NAVY. Commander J. S. McKEAN, detached Naval War College September 80, to Army War College, Washington, D. C. Lieutenant C. S. McDOWELL. to Navy Yard. New York, N. Y September 18. 1912. Lieutenant O, U COX, detached Salem, to Bureau of Steam Engineering, Chaplain W. G. CASSARD. detached ow Hampsnire, to Kansas. MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS. Arrived Denver at Corlnto; Connecti cut at Hampton Roads; Lebanon at Norfolk: Vulcan at Bewail Point; Brutus at Lambert Point. Sailed Rocket from Indian Head for Norfolk: Jouett from Boston for Newport; Justin from San Juan del Bur for Corlnto; doveland from Bremerton for San Francisco; Mas sarhusetts from Colon's Island for Annapolis: Blddle and Barney from Norfolk for Annapolis, Wants to See Postal Insurance Added to the Suvlngs and Parcels Features. To the Editor of THE TIMES: Postal insurance is the next thing wo are going to clamor for. It took us twenty years to get postal savings and almost as long to ram through parcels post, but I have reason to hope that five years at most will elapse ere we have postal insurance. But it is only through printers' Ink that we can ever secure that benefit, and that Ink Is par ticularly hard to get In behalf of any thing brand new. When once a snow ball has been well started and has some size it will gather Bnow very quickly, but at the start well. It's different, The movement Is a progressive one, and we look to the progressive Journals. In the largest sense of the term, for help. The Times Is the only Progres sive Journal In my own home city, therefore I would be ebneclally pleased to have It not only use tins matter, oui editorially and strongly commend the scheme. W. FITZPATRICK. Concerts Today By United States Engineer. Band, at Washington Barracks, 8 p. m. JULIUS KAMPER. Leader. March "The Conqueror" Telke Overture. "Zampa" Herold Waltz, "Mav Queen" Bucalossl Selection. "Little Boy Blue"..Bereny Potpourri, "The Rage In Ireland." Beyer Medley overture, "Remlck's Hits, No. 12" Lampe "The Star-Spangled Banner." By the Fifteenth Cavalry Band, at Judiciary Park, 7:30 I. M. ARTHUR S. W1TCOMB, Director. March, "The Marathon" Phillips Overture "Berlin In Joy and Sorrow" Conradl Concert waltz, "Golden Sunset". .Hall Giand selection "Reminiscences of Meyerbee" Godfrey Sextet from the opera "Lucia" Donizetti (By request.) Love dance, "Every Little Move ment" Hoschna (From "Madame Sherry.") Operatic Potpouirl, "The Broadway Review" Lampe Rag oddity, "Cotton Time". ..Daniels (New.) "The Star-Spangled Banner."