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THE "WASHINGTON TOTES, 3XOSDAY, SEPTEMBER lfl. 1911 g MAMiKM6Mm
iikv OLBABUSTQ THE WAY FOR THE PEOPLE . . Published Ever Evening In the Tear at THE MTJNBEY BUILDING Penna. Ave., between 12th and lith Bts, FRANK A. MUNSEY, Profrittor. F. A. WALKER, Managing Editor. 'i .AfA&'iii &ir&&M$:-iiiii " . .'tMuJE?' JirVifra. J BUBBCIUPTION RATES BT MAIL. 1 mo. S mos. 6 mo. 1 yr. Ballv nd RunA.iv , lfl Jn JO BO Il.TS U.M m ' "sB - rws Ually only IS .75 1.S0 .0O J (kSrf. J?., Sunday only , ;.,. .25 .M AUGUST DAILY. CIRCULATION SUNDAY. Total gross. Aug., 1912 1S5.W Average grosa. Aug., 1912.. 44.S&9 Total net, Aug. 1912 150.859 Average net, Aug., 1912.... 27,715 Total, rroii. Augr. 1112.. 1,304,723 Aerage gross, Aus. 1913. 4S.J23 Total net, Aug., 1912 1.11S.903 Atrage net. Aug., 1912.. 41.25 ' ,"$ f I solemnly swear that the accomnanylnir statement represents 6 jf :'.. N M. (r- i,W5v,yNF Psssst rfc- v v iffRSBiv. ilS teSSfc,- v the circulation ot The Washington Time aft detailed, and that the net figure represent, all returns eliminated, the number ot copies of The Times whlo'a are sold, delivered, furnished, or mailed to bona fide purchasers or subscribers. FItBD A. WALKER. General Manager. District of Columbia, fin: Subscribed and sworn to before me this first day of September, A. D. 1912. THOMAS C. WILLIS, (Bral.) Notary Publics. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1G, 1912. A PEN-ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME, ETC n- The revenue cutter, Penrose got mixed up in a big blow, was rammed, jammed, and left a wreck. The other Penrose, involved lately in a big wind, got rammed by a heavier, craft and sent to the bottom. Seems to be something'Mn a name, after all. A MISTAKE ABOUT THE HUMORIST. John Maynard rtarlan . and J. Adam Bede are trailing Roosevelt in the West, answering his speeches. Harlan was put on for the heavy work, and Bede to do the humor stunts. Harlan is telling the people that Roosevelt mis represents the Chicago convention, and assuring them that Barnes, Penrose, Crane, and Guggenheim are patriotic and progressive citizens. We reckon that the national committee picked the wrong man to- purvey the humor. CUBA'S cGOT TO BE HONEST! It is learned that our immaculate Washington Ad ministration may send marines to guard the polling places in Cuba and make certain that there isn't any crookedness put over in the coming general election down there. Good! In fact great! In line with the high ideals of civil morality that have actuated this Administration, it would be ex actly fitting to send marines, in three divisions, to supervise the election and assure its strict honesty. Mr. William Karnes, jr., should command the first division, Mr. Botes Penrose the second, and Mr. Reed Smoot the third. Then we'd have the joy of knowing that nothing was going to be stolen unless these accomplished gentlemen did the stealing. MONEY AND THE BUSINESS EXPANSION Money is once more making its autumnal pil grimage Westward "to move the crops." Two dec ades ago it used to be (Eastern money that was loaned to the West for this service; nowadays it is Western money that has been loaned to the East for general financial operations, andtthat the West recalls during the crop-moving season. Whichever way it may be, however, the stress which is imposed on the money market at this season always emphasizes the necessity for a more adaptable money system. During a part of the year there is a vast addition to the volume of business to be trans acted. ' It needs wmore money. There ought to be facilities for providing that money. Transferring it from East to West, and later transferring it back from West to East, is a cumbersome process. It causes a squeeze when it is taken out of Eastern investments, forces money rates higher, and impedes business. Later, when it flows back Eastward after having done its work in the West, it tends to inspire speculation, booms, and excesses. Elasticity in the currency supply, that would per mit the actual volume of money to be adjusted to the demands, is the ideal solution. It is not unlikely that the coming season will impress this fact most vigorously, for the reason that there is an accumula tion of highly legitimate demands, all of them un usually heavy, for money. Business everywhere and in all lines is expanding; prices are high; and the crop to be moved is record-breaking. That means, in short, unprecedented needs for cash. It means an unexampled demonstration of the impossibility of putting a big, growing country in a monetary strait jacket and then expecting it to grow safely and nor mally. ' THE WORLD'S SANITATION CONGRESS. The fifteenth annual international congress on hygiene and demography will open its sessions in Washington tomorrow evening. It is one of the notable gatherings that this neighborhood of a mod ern world holds, and that attest the disposition of men toward real brotherhood. Sanitation is one of the wonders of the modern world. Medical and surgical progress, along with sanitary science, have in two decades covered more ground than in centuries before. They have as suaged the horrors of war, and diminished vastly the perils in the aggregate, vastly "greater of peace. There is no more patriotic, unselfish, self-sacrificing, or courageous work than this of the great army of scientific sanitation that is fighting against disease, ignorance, and pestilence. It has laid a thousand ghosts of blind superstition and made men help them selves to better health and longer life. It has found populations in terror of the wrath of God, and shown them that they had need, not to fear divine dis pleasure, but the buzzing mosquito. It has done more good by pouring oil on the untroubled and therefore pestilence-breeding waters, than ever will be done by pouring it on the storm-beaten ocean. It has swatted the fly and thereby saved its tens of thousands. This army of sanitary science has counted its martyrs by the hundreds. It has made vast areas of the most productive territory habitable by civilized man, and has thereby conquered, in effective fash ion, richer empires than ever yielded to the hosts of military might. Washington is honored to have this congress of the world's leaders in hygienic work here within her walls. America Should benefit immeasurably by these deliberations. The whole world should and will. The people of Washington could give encour agement and cheer to these leaders in a great work by attending the sessions, viewing the great exposi tion that has been arranged, and making plain that this new and most humanly useful of the sciences is appreciated and popularly understood. CAN BE NO COMPROMISE. The New York World, editorially demanding that the Democratic national organization step into New York and wrest control from Murphy, says: "There can be no compromise between the Wood row Wilson kind of Democracy and the Charles F. Murphy kind of Democracy. There is no common ground on which they can meet. Murphy has no more place in a Democratic party led by Governor Wilson than Barnes or Penrose or Lorimer would have. He cannot beXprevented from supporting the ticket or voting the tycket, but hevcan be prevented from beating the ticket in the 'state that has more electoral votes and more power in the Electoral Col lege than any other." The World is partly right, partly wrong. It is correct that "there can be no compromise between the Woodrow Wilson kind' of Democracy and the Charles F. Murphy kind of Democracy." That is true; there can be no such compromise; yet there MUST BE JUST THAT KIND OF A COMPROMISE in many States if Wilson is to win. That compromise must be made in New York, in Indiana, in Illinois, in Massachusetts, in Pennsyl vania, if Wilson shall carry any one of those States. Governor Wilson, warned by the risihg tide of sentiment for the honest, unbossed Progressive party which in New York is asking support for Roosevelt and for Straus, was compelled to make a belated declaration against attempt to perpetuate the com- promise between the Wilson and the Murphy kinds of Democracy. For almost two months from the day of his nomination down to September 12, at Syracuse Mr. Wilson DID try to preserve just that compromise. He kept out of-New York politics. No body appealed more earnestly to him to get into it, than did the World; but he would not. He moved, only when he was forced to realize that not to do so would leave him deserted by all the better element of his party, standing as the candidate of Murphy and Tammany. The World is wrong, however, when it says that Murphy "can be prevented from beating the ticket" in New York. Murphy cannot be prevented from bearing the ticket. He has the power to do just that. Four years ago, with Murphy a traitor to Bryan, Taft actually carried New York city by 15,000. If. the Worl doubts that Murphy and his machine did that, then let it commune with Mr. Bryan. Mr. Bryan is the man who was hit, and he knows what hit him. The World is right in demanding that Murphy be smashed. It ought to be done for the good of New York and for the good of the country. It is going to be done; but it will be done, not by the Wilson element of Democracy, which postponed the doing until it was too late, but by the Progressive party, which set out to destroy bossism within the Repub lican party, and has been maneuvered into the fortu nate position that makes it also the executioner of Democratic bosses as well. "OBr2-"TV- PROMOTIONS AND BATHE POSTAL SERVICE Appointments Are Also An nounced by the Department. Seen and Heard "POOR LO" ASSERTING HIMSELF. ' Lo! the "poor Indian" is to have a national council all his own at Columbus, Ohio, next month to prove that he is not disappearing to show, rather, that he is on the threshold of the best period in his long and interesting career. This movement to demonstrate that "poor Lo" is making good is under the auspices of the Society of American Indians, whose leaders include Con gressmen, teachers, farmers, lawyers, doctors, artists, scientists, politicians. The president, the Rev. Dr. Sherman Coolidge, is a full-bloded Arapahoe, born in a tepee. One of the vice presidents, Congressman Carter of Oklahoma, was formerly chief of the Choctaws. Another prominent member, Dr. Carlos Montezuma, a Chicago physician, belongs to the once hair-raising Apache tribe. And so it goes down many a fascinating page, marking the Indian's march out of the dark ages. As a matter of fact, the Indian is wide awake to the importance of the fact that he is comparatively well-to-do and that this is the land of wonderful oppor tunities. It is the chief function of the Society of American Indians to keep reminding the redskin of his fortunate position and his chance, not only to hold his own against all comers, but to make himself a widely respected and thoroughly useful citizen. The Indians are 265,000 strong and they can boast of being worth about $3,500 a head no small boast, indeed! A dramatic point in the Indian's destiny this council will be, no doubt; an object lesson which Eastern cities would enjoy, 'offsetting the still lively impressions of the popular councils once held under the auspices of Buffalo Bill. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EXHIBIT The suggestion that a tariff exhibition be ar ranged for Baltimore is a good one. Tariff exhibi tions designed to show the relative prices here and abroad of everything under the sun are highly educa tional. But knowledge is or ought to be impartial. One of the commodities most often dealt in both in Amer ica and elsewhere is labor. An elaborate demon stration of wage scales here and in England, for instance, ougiu io uc maue one oi me most con spicuous features in the exhibition. We note that in the New York collection it is made notable by its absence. Seventeen promotions of clerks in the Bureau of the Third Assistant Post master General, Postofflce Department, and of postofflce Inspectors were an nounced todoy, together with twelve resignations from tho clerical tervlec and ten new appointments. This promotions follow: In the Bureau of the Third Assistant Postmaster General Amy C. l.eavltt, Dlr.irlct of Columbia, Jl.OfJ to J1.MH; Isaac M. Turner, Missouri, f'XK) to II.WI; Boxter Dennoy, Indiana, JC60 lo JUOO. Louis G. Bushlowitx, New York, SXtf to 11.000; Augusta 8. Judson, New York. il.OOO to t,2U0; L'arl H. Doolittle, Utah, JG60 to J900: Gtorgp W. McGaha, M!s ulsslppl, JdfiP to $720: Harvoy Lovejuy, Missouri, 11.600 to Jl.bOO, und .VillUm J. Powell, New York, J1.40) to II.6P0. Postofrke Inspectors Charles E. Booth from ?1.90O to $2.10C with $3 per diem; Charles Rlddiford from y.,M to Jl.A'J with $3 per diem: Leroy A. McQeo from $1,500 to J1.C0O with $3 per diem; CharleJ H. Pendleton from H.OOO to $1,700 with $3 per diom; Chsirl.-b K. Bean fro n $1,5.0 to $1.6011 with $3 per diem; Raleigh M. C. Hos'ord fnm $1,500 to J1.600 with $3 per diem; Frank V. Smith from $t.'jtC to $2,100 with $3 per diem, und John S. Bwenson from $2,000 to $2... Appointments were announced aa follows: Kdward U. Hall, Pennsylvania, clerk at $900. In the bureau of the Second Assistant Postmaster General by transfer from the Department of Commerce and Labor. Elton W. Stanley. South Dakota, clerk at $900 In the Postal Savings System. Hnrold A. SpiUam. Kansas, cleric at $1,000 In the Postal Savings System by transfer from the Philippine Serv Ice Louis A. Durand. New York, clerk a $1,200 in tho Postal Savings Sys tem by transfer from the Isthmian Canal Commission. Kvl F. Martin. Missouri, postofP.ea Inspector, ut $1,S00 with $3 per diem, by transfer from the St. Louis, Mo., postofflce. Amos L. Hul8. North Carolina, clerk at $1,'J00 In the Bureau of tho Third Assistant Postmaster General by transfer from the 'Wlnston-Salenl, N. C. postofflce. Clarence A. Miller. Pennsylvania. clerk at $1,000 in the Postal Savings Svatem. Edgar H. Shook, Michigan, clerk at $1,200 In the Bureau of the Fourth Assistant Postmaster General. Margaret M, Daly, clerk at $1,100; and Charles S. Clear, laborer at $720 in tho. official envelope agency, bu reau of the Fourth Assistant Post master General. i The resignations Include three men residing In VashlnKton, Jacob A. Horch. A. Harold Grelst. and Thomas F Herbert. Others, together with the State from which thev were appointed, are Albert F. Maclnrris, Massachusetts; David Cohen, New York; Warren W. Sawyer, postofflce Inspector; Charles B. Green. Alabdma; F E. Glnsley. Penn sylvania; George C. Merrick. Ohio; A. H. DeRelmer. Illinois; and Muther C. McKaughen. North Carolma. Probattonal appointments were made of Edward S. Httchner, New Jersey; Zelah R, Farmer. Texas: Ralph H. Michael, Washington. D. C; urid R. F. Cottrill, of New York, the latter to a position as clerk In the office of the Potmaster General. The changes were announced in the department the latter part of last week, but were not published until today. Girl Ends Life. Althea Russell, an eighteen-year-old colored girl, etjded her life last night hv drinklncr carbolic acid at the homo I of her uncle with whom she lived at Fairmont Heights, Md. "Think the second-hand furniture business is devoid of sentiment, eh? Mere selling gasolene stoves and tables just as good as new?" snapped 21. H. Hopwood, whose place at K and Eighth street northwest, is an old landmark."' "Why, man, it's as full of romance as a Zenda story. "What? Why, Just this morning a man came in here with his face covered with woe. , "'Come up "and appraise the furniture in my house, right away,' he said, mournfully. 'Appraise it Just like you were going to buy it, see?' " 'No, I don't see,' I replied. 'What's the answer?' " 'Why, my wife wants to well, never mind what, but I don't want her to, and when she said she would anyhow, I said I'd quit. Sell the stuff in the house and leave. See? And I want you to come up there, Just like 1 was going to do so sure 'nougb. She'll cave in, sure as eggs.' "He slipped a five into my hand, and we went up there. Wifey let us in with her left hand; she had a handkerchief as big as a bed sheet in the other, and kept filling it with tears. "Work? Oh, yes, it worked. I had got as far as the parlor sofa, when hubby told me, 'never mind, you can go.' And I left 'em sitting on that sofa, and hubby shelling out all the coin he had, down to car tickets, and telling her if that wasn't enough to do it with whatever it was she wanted to do he'd run down to the bank and overdraw, if necessary. "Oh, don't ask me how she worked it; I'm not a married woman: but this becond-hand furniture business has sure got plenty of romance in it and human nature, too." MURRAY EMPHATC MAKING DENIA "I was tho Innocent medium of Maude Iroler's getting a photograph of her sweetheart, Wesley Edwards," said a Washington newspaper man who was down in Mt. Airy, N. C, shortly after the Hillsyille shooting. "I had been spending a week up with Jack and other of the Aliens, trying to get a talk with tho outlaws for a New York paper, and, when I came out by Mt. Airy, twenty-five miles south, I stopped a few days to rest. Having several dozen' photographic plates and a lot of photographs picked up in the mountains, I made my headquarters with a Mr. Moore, a photog rapher. The second day I was there, this Miss Maude Iroler come in, say ing she wanted to have her picture taken. She then said she heard there was a man come to town from the mountains with a lot of Allen pictures whereupon Moore Introduced me to her. She appeared much interested, st.iting frankly that she knew the Edwards boys, and, when she came acrosp a photograph of Wesley Edwards I had gotten at Fancy Gap, she was not content until I had gotten Moore to retake a photograph from it and give her. At the time, however, 1 thbUght it was a mere girlish ro mance of tho Paul Clifford type never dreamed that they were lovers. Yes, that's my first role as Cupid." L HE WILL RESIGN Comptroller Declares He Ex pects to Finish Offi cial Term. E-oes writing the year "1912." recall to the man who writes it that It Is just a century since there began what Is known as the "War of 1812?" Almost-everything that pertained to the United States of that year is gone.. People have forgotten what that war of 1812 was fought about if, indeed, thoie who fouKht it knew, themselves. .Yet, here's an Item from the Pension Office that gives the man- a ccnturj later food for thought: "In our last report of pensions," Bald an official of that office, "there still remained about two hundred and sixty-odd pensions being paid on account of the war of 1812. Within the last year about fifty of them havf) dronpeO off; but we are still paying more than two hundred pen sions on account of that war-ra war fought a century ago." War is something worse than that short, ugly word that Sherman used to characterize It it's costly. f "I have no Intention of resigning, an if I live I will finish my term," said Comptroller of the Currency Lawrence O. Murray, in reply to a question re garding the reported conference of Chairman Charles Hllles with President Tatt to force the Comptroller's resig nation becauso of alleged sympathy for Colonel Roosevelt. "It Is nothing but an attempt oa the, part of some one to play poliUca at my expense." About one year ago the resljtnatlon of the Comptroller was In the hands of Secretary MacVeagh. The resignation was not accepted, It being made clear to Mr. Murray that the AdmlnlstraUon desired to retain his services. The Comptroller was appointed by Colonel Roosevelt when the latter was President. His term has one year to run, the Comptroller being appointed for a definite term, and otherwise holding a peculiar office Jn that he reports to Congress as If he were a Cabinet officer. Hcre a Book" ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS ARMY. No army orders to date. NAVY. Commander W. D. .MAC DOUGALL, detucned General Board, to command Nashville. Lieutenant W. W. SMYTH, detached Iowa, to Arkansas. Lieutenant P. L. WILSON, detached Naval War College, conclusion sum mer conference, to receiving ship at New York. N. Y. . Lieutenant (Junior Grade) J. W. W. CUMMING, detached Panther, to Arkansas. Ensign H. M. LAMMER8, detached Dixie, to Arkansas. Ensign S. 8, PAYNE, detached Pa ducah, to Arkansus. Ensign A. H GUTHRIE. Ensign C. M. HALL. Ensign H. G. PATRICK, and Ensign C A LOCKWOOD, Jr., detached Mississippi, to Arkansas. Ensign H. A. JONES, detached Baln brldge, to receiving ship. Mare Island. Assistant Burgreon J. G. ZIEGLER, 4r Naval Hospital, Annapolis, Md. Passed Assistant Paymaster L. N. WERTENBAKER. detached Culgoa, to navy yard. New York. Assistant Paymaster H. C. GWYNNE. to Culgoa. Assistant Paymaster S. M. MATHES, to Bureau of Supplies and Accounts. MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS. Arrived Cyclops, nt Sewell Point, Al bany, at Dalren; Rocket, Tallalius see. at Norfolk; Florida, Utah, Delaware, at Newport; Louisiana, KftPFaf, Connecticut, Culgoa, at C'hcsupeake bay; Custlne at Boston; Flusser, Dixie, Re'd, Lamson, Pres ton, Smith, Roe, Terry. Drayton, Mc Call. Puuldlng, Perkins, Sterett, Walke, Patterson, Ammen, Burrows, Monaghun, Trippe, Jouett, Jenkins, at Lynnha"en bay; Peoria, at Key West. Sailed Petrel fiom Puerto Plata "for Santo Domingo City; Des Moines, from Key West for Tamplco; Celtic from Hampton Roads for Newport; tVheellng, from Guantanamo for jftAiito Domingo City. There is a sinister significance In tho fact that Jacques Futrelle, author of the famous 'Thinking Machine" stories, seemingly so able to follow the hand of fate in her prowlings and pllferlngs. was at last unable to save himself from the fate .which ruthlessly cut him off when that grim sea tragedy of a few months past exacted Its precious toll of human life. "For this reason a deeper and more reverent attention than is usually ac cotded the detective story, will be given to that atuhor's last literary contribu tion, "My Lady's Garter." Better conceived, more naturally writ ten, and more doxteriousiy developed than the average story of this type, Fu- trelle's novel Is unique for Its clever, absorbing and happy style. A jeweled carter Is stolen from tho British museum by '"The Hawk." a slip pery and noted crlmlnul. According to tho theory settled upon by the police he seeks refuge in America. Simul taneously, a young man, Bruce Colqu hon. appears In that country, whoso business Is of such a nature that he 'can tell no one who he Is or from whence he comes. 8everal robberl'M and n murder are committed, which Hawk" Is operating in the States, and suspicion falls on Colquhon. whose com ings und goings are coincident with tho perpetration of several daring "coups.' The son and daughter of rival million aires, as well as those gentlemen thenv selves, are drawn Into the net of cir cumstances by Cupid, and the plot boils) merrily, stimulated by the tireless ef forts of the secret service man, Mere dlth, and Van Derp, who claims to bej the emmlssary of the imperial secret service of Gemmi. Mostot the charm of the tale lies not alone In the baffling succession of rays' tcrlous and inexplicable occurrences, but in the easy and natural manner with which the author connects the threads of his story, fitting the pieces together and weaving the love theme with sj knowing hand. Illustrations by F. Gruger are plentl ful, and indentify themselves consistent ly with Futrelle's ideas. On one of the fly leaves in the front of the book Is the eloquent yet simple Inscription: "To the heroes of the Ti tanic 1 dedicate this, my husband's; book." May Futrelle. Rand McNalli & .(?,of New York an Chicago are,th publishers.