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THE WASHINGTON TDIES. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 16. 1913. llicTiDashmgton ume PUtLISHKIKviRY KVENINO (INCLUDING SUNDAYS) uv thk Washington Timls Company. The Munsei Building, Pennsylvania Avenue. Frank I. 3Iuncj, Pre. II. II. Titherincion, Spc. Fred A. Walker, Treasurer and General Manager. ONE 1EAR (I.NC PINDA H 50 1 6 JIO . II 73 t 3 MO. Pc Erttreo n. the l'ostofficc at Washington. D C . as second class mall matter lVn,hini;ioii, I), t'., Wednesday, April 16, 1913. A LORIMERESQUE VINDICATION. A member of the New York State senate, accused of soliciting a bribe in connection with legislation, has been acquitted by the senate, by a vote of 28 to 21. Somehow there is a Scottish flavor about the vindication that brings to mind the distinguished certification of character that was presented to the Honorable William Lorimer after his first trial. OUR NAVAL DEGENERACY. The general board of the navy has abolished "starboard"' and "port," and hereafter a boat will just have plain right and left sides. It is only fair to say that Josephus isn't responsible. The move ment to denaturize nautical lingo was started long before the Raleigh editor became our first salt, and dates well back into the Taft Administration. Reports that the outrage had its origin in connection with the other scandals of the General Land Office dur ing that Administration have not thus far been confirmed. been under constant tcmptatfbn to do the easiest thing, that is, to stick bj cotton, and because it needs financial sustenance more than the great Middle West. Therefore, it is r;iod to see the South awak ening to understanding of these highly practical problems. They are social as well as financial and industrial: questions. The country life conference, which opens in Richmond today, brings together a large number of the ablest men in the South, for the discussion "f these questions. It is recognized now that the South is full of the spirit of progress. It has absorbed to itself far more than its share of the benefits of the Federal Department of Agriculture, simply because it has been aggressive in demanding that that depart ment work for it. The rich and comfortable Middle West didn't realize what it could get out of the department; the South did, and it is a splendid thing for the whole country that it did. Better schools, better roads, better rural sanita tion, co-operative marketing methods and buying methods, and the introduction of a system of rural finance that will make it possible to increase the number of farm proprietors these are among the greatest of the South's rural needs. The South understands that fact. It has awakened to a social consciousness, an appreciation of its needs. That is a very long step toward accomplishment; and the Richmond conference is a proof that the South has started on the upward path. THE THIRTEENTH MASSACHUSETTS. THIS & THAT Wtth SetHfttmes m Itltit tfthe Other THE TDJL1T OF IREST By MAURICE KETTEN JUSTICE TO THE LOBBYISTS. There are bad lobbyists, just as there are bad lawyers, merchant princes, bartenders, and preach ers. But that doesn't justify classification of all lob byists as bad, nor of their business as necessarily vicious. If all lobbying could actually be stopped, legisla tion would pretty nearly stop. Congress would be sending sergeants-at-arms with capiases to bring in the same people, in many cases, who would have been excluded as lobbyists, in order to get light and information from them. Registering the lobbyists, as Senator Kenyon pro poses, would probably do no harm; it might do some good; not much. But wholesale and miscellaneous denunciation of the whole business of lobbying is sheer nonsense. THE CASE OF TY COBB. Ty Cobb's strike for a salary of $15,000 has made Georgia's premier citizen easily the foremost insurgent of baseball. It looks as if Ty were :n the way of working himself out of a baseball job, which would be rather more serious to him than to any other single individual; but if, on the other hand, he should manage to clean up the $15,000 selling automobiles, it isn't easy to calculate just what good would have been accomplished by the baseball mag nates in disciplining him. His loss to Detroit would probably cost that town more in gate receipts than the salarv. and making an example of him would not be very impressive if he should demonstrate that lie could do as well at something else. Besides, who wouldn't hate to see Ty out of the game! BALTIMORE'S NEWEST DISTINCTION. It was a Massachusetts district which, in a bye election, soon after the passage of the Payne-Aldrich tariff bill, named Eugene N. Foss as its Congress man, and pointed a straw in the direction which the political wind has been blowing ever since. Mr. Foss, a Democrat made over out of a Republican tariff in surgent, made a wonderful run and succeeded a Re publican. Now, in circumstances which make its verdict equally suggestive of the popular trend, another Massachusetts district elects a Democratic Congress man to fill a vacancy. This time John J. Mitchell, Democrat, is chosen to the vacancy caused by the promotion of John W. Weeks, Republican, to the Senate. Comparing the figures of this bye-election with the Congressional vote of the same district last November, the following showing is made: November Republican 15,934 Democrat 13,583 Progressive 5,853 SONGS OF THE TARIFF SCHEDULES. SCHEDULE D. i5 for lumber, which is put To sixty million uses From "leather" soles upon one's foot To B. & O. cabooses. Broom handles, shingles, planks and deals, Laths, palings, staves and pick ets, Clapboards, oar blocks and hubs for wheels They all will have free tickets. But some things in the document Will cheer the local grower: House furniture, fifteen per cent; And barrels slightly lower. Perusing "D," we must admit Gives meagre satisfaction; But bear with us a little bit The next one has some action! April. 8,883 12,991 5,678 Johns Hopkins University is easily the most dis tinguished institutipn of Baltimore. It is unique among educational institutions of this country. Its place of eminence is now being fortified by the dedi cation of the Henry Fhipps Psychiatric clinic, made possible by the generosity of Henry Phipps, the Pitts burgh millionaire. This institution, with structures and equipment, represents investment of about S2,0C0,0C0. It is de clared to be the uorld s most complete establishment for the study and treatment of all mental disorders. Its dedication is an event not onlv to Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, and Maryland, but literally to the whole f world of scholarship and medical science. In honor of this formal dedication statesmen, savants, and philanthropists have gathered from all parts of this country, and from ether countries as well The dedi catory ceremonies are scheduled to open today, and will be notable both socially and scientifically. Sir William Osier, as he now is in England, a former distinguished Baltimorean, has returned from Lon don to take a leading part in the occasion; church men, scientists, publicists, eminent specialists n manv lines, hae gathered to honor the event and the man who made it possible It is not only a great day for Baltimore and its famous university, but for the entire nation, and for the cause of intelligent humanitarian'sm. THE RICHMOND CONFERENCE. When people talk about the pressing necessity for increa.:ng tne vield of this comment's soil, they may or ma not have the South at the top of. their mincS If it .n't there, it ought to be The South is the region to which the nation must turn for very much the greatest part of tne increased production that the immediate future will demand. The agricultural South underwent industrial revo lution half a century -ago, and is today just getting a clear vision of its new status. It knows that it needs to be, agriculturally, a great deal more than the headquarters of the world s cotton supply. It knows that it is a magnificent corn and livestock country; and it is coming to understand that by diversification of its crops in these directions, it will also conserve the productiveness of its soil and, in the long run, strengthen its hold as the source of cotton. The problems of country life are more intense in the South than elsewhere, because the South has Totals 35,370 27,552 It appears, then, that the total vote fell off al most 8,000, or a little over 20 per cent. That can not be regarded as a large reduction in the circum stances. Rather, comparing a bye-election for a single office, to a Presidential poll, the vote of yes terday was. a very large one. It indicates that an acute interest was taken in the result. More than that, the particular issue was at the front, which al ways makes strongest appeal to a Massachusetts con stituency, the tariff. Going into the analysis, it appears that the Dem ocratic and Progressive votes on yesterday were almost the same as in November. Apparently, Dem ocrats and Progressives stuck by their convictions of five months ago. The Democratic loss wa., a trifle over 4 per cent the Progressive loss, almost exactly 3 per cent. But the Republican loss was over 45 per cent. Practically the entire loss as compared with the polling of November was sustained by the Repub licans. It will not do to assume that the Republican candidate was particularly weak as compared with Mr. Weeks; the stationary strength of the other two parties suggests, rather, that the Republican party appeal was weaker than fie months ago, while the hold of the other two parties was substantially un changed. Of all the minor elections that have been held since November, this one in the Thirteenth Massa chusetts is the most illuminative, because it was strictly on national issues, was held in a State where the Progressives had made a powerful showing, and was at a time when the Democratic tariff policy had been crystallized into an Administration bill. There could be no serious mistaking of what the Demo cratic party proposed to do. It was a vote on that party's policy, and the result is that the Democrats, while easy victors, are shown to be in a decided mi nority of the entire district. What became of the 7,000 Republican who voted in November and d!d not vote yesterday? Mani festly, they were unwilling to vote an indorsement to either of the other parties; yet thev were so utterly disgusted with their own party that they remained at home. If they had been captivated by the tariff performance of the Democrats down to this date, there would have been a considerable proportion of them to vote for the Democratic candidate. Speak ing broadly, however, the figures show that they simply didn't vote at all. This outcome points with perfect clarity the con clusion that unless Republicans and Progressives, who are protectionists can find means of amalgamat ing their forces, the country is in the way of con tinuing indefinitely under minority control. JUSTICE IN THE DICE. The Boston Americans, our financial choice for the emblem, are beginning the season In exactly the fashion that a team on which we had hazarded our earnings might be expected to. As wc lark to lo:k-up. onlv the tempo-rar,- suspension of the law of gravity Is keeping them In the percentage col umn, and the doctors are shaking their heads. But are we giving up? ARC we? BulIeUn later. We Snicker. O. S K.: Get this: The ball gam." somebody told ma yesterday, "has been called off." "Called off!" I echoed, yesterday be ing a dry and crispy day; "On what grounds?" "Wet ones," replied my informant. D. A. R. One wonders, these tlmea of Dem caucusage, how the Republicans are put ting In their time. Fondering It fur ther, however, it Is unllkelr that they note any difference between the pres ent days and those on which Congrew meets. Local Temperatures. (Suggested by A. G J ) Affleck"! Continental H1I Sam 40 a. m 3T f a m t a. m 40' 10 a. m tS'10 a. m 2S7' Secretary Tumulty let the P. R. P.. tear out $9 04 worth of mileage ao that he could go home and vote for the lommish form of aovernment, whlcn a on out In Jcraeclty by 3,913. What are YOl" kicking about? Not Interested; We Don't Wear 'Km. G S. K.: In the matter of shoe shine reforms, uhv not keep the Black Hand off tan shoes' Mu Rc-appeareth the little old last ers "Swat-the-flj" cartoon. (i) Yes (a) Yes. J S K To decide a bet. pleis" Fettle this A sals that the Democrat, In their caucusUn schedule-bv -schedule consideration of the tariff, are 'wa lie liind, II claims tho're running on schedule lime If jou pick A, then II a ins and l e versa, HOWARD A New York judge permitted a prisoner to de cide his own fate by his plea. Accused of burglary, he could plead guilty as a fourth offender and be sentenced for life; or he could plead guilty as a sec ond offender, and get ten vears. The accused shook dice for it, pleaded as a fourth offender, and was sent up for life. By taking the long sentence, he has a better chance of parole, but on the other hand may spend the rest of his life in prison. It was a dramatic gamble. Incidentally, it was one of the things that no court ought to permit, much less encourage. Administering justice out of the dice box is altogether too suggestive of some other loose methods that have brought our courts under criticism. Add .Mc('omb Club. The Dcm cau cus Also all other laucl. Votes for Women! I'lf.rn the Itullrtln l The message was I o.n his (Secretary Mrvans) dau?litei announcing the liiitli ul a giaidson to the f'etHr of State The new arrival, the cablegram -all has In en named Ituth Ri,in Ov en .No Ciirnnflld Hie patieni tre-a 1 In this ilt l lit 1 riMnmnn une nut In lint to uhom h- ha! jcln the iur. i. i leiant mj haveier (tut tht. urns an 1 I I., war ranted tie aftumiilldn Won't That Be Nice? t 1'roni th Meralrl t Tin bntimlav night (lancet, at the fheiv cli. ism dull have lieconit so pop ulai thai It is expected that the will be given on Weliievla night i s yes I thought "l " I) we Wa WALK lb So Glad) a rTi AV Tup hou.e its Kot ---CJ 1 erooD FonObrtu- S W sx T v- r aC") Jr,r: xk (m fix - 7 f ) A I fX f J ) (nRCToHNij' i 4AwT- k I t b p l I liJf A . f HELLO ! " n t M Wu 1 XUJ xriiLi' fiSFffT "N vVHY Don-t ) f f -v ) LET'S PlAV;) ppaTpc.ii ) Pbu LAUGH f DoMju A . ( HORSE AND QUIET kIzZZJ (k. ST&AuftcDtW yuOLl "R HN ) V HERE I ' oIKAWBEWcri r2i.WwT v - ' Cly ?) r n SHORTCAKE? VJffijfA A I w&0 paster ; --JifaHLjr n llrtAT SOUR NEW ' VviHAve A 1SMT THAT CUTE ) MOTHER ) . surrounded ey ( s V V v Jn t -. cwldrem ) rf . : Glad tjr Jt TkttJMr he-is so f iVry Ivf Hedgeville Editor By John L. Hobble. Henry Plank ays that he doesn't make enough money to live as a man should on his Income. Deacon Quarts says that he couldn't go to church with a man on Sunday arfd then beat him In a trade on Monday. He would have to wait until Tuesday at least Rev Frost sas that Heavpn or the other extremity in a state of mind, and some of Ms congregation are living in both places. Old Fork sajs that when his wife is wrong he Just lets her keep changing her mind until she Is right, and then he agrees with hpr. Kverj man should mistreat hN wife occasionally, so she can have the satis faction of feeling that she is being abused Mrs. Plank sav that all kinds of sick ness must be contagious because vvhen-i ever her husband 1 feeling bad every one In the house suffers MSMAAAMAMAAMAMAAMAAMAMAAtfWMMMWWMWWiAAMMAAAMMAAfWWWWWWMVVMWMWVVWWMWg Marriage Customs in f Many Countries 4AMWMkMRWWWWM IN CHINA. M By Madison C. Peters His Side Line. T ARRIAGE customs In China v arv widely, yet such a thins; as being present at "the ceremony, bu t not at the wedding breakfast." Is a thing unheard of. The Chinese have reduced the business of eating; to an exact science, and the sign of friendship Is to invite a man to a meal. Weddings and funerals. In the mere matter of eating, often reduce all but the very rich to poverty. The Chinese find their highest expression of "Jo" in eating. And marriage feasts are especially characteristic of the Chinese. Every guest contributes a "share" of the feast; not to bring any contribu tion Is a grave offense against decorum. And guests are expected to give at least twice as much as they eat. A person who comes from another city would lose his "face" If he did not give at least twice as much as the naUve of the place where the feast Is given. In some regions onl- the women contribute their "share" of the food, while the men, at that part of the ceremony when the bridegroom salutes the guests with a prostration, hand over their contributions from 5 to 25 cents. All 'invited attend either In person or by a representative, and nearly every woman brings the children along (who give nothing, but add to the expense). It Is not an uncommon Instance In which a Chinaman is married without him self being present at all. It Is an III omen to change the date set for a wed ding, especially to postpone it. And It sometimes happens that the loung man. ! awav from home, falls to return In time, or If a student an examination may ! tondict with the date set for the wedding. And then the bride will be taken dellveiv of by older members of his family without disturbing his studies. .Marriages are arranged by the parents The husband pays a sum to the bride, which In some parts of the country amounts to a purchase, but Here's a Book 4r-pl heliev-7" The dnittrs pronounced him iltad "I hove Jut ifd thit he left his en tire fortune to public Institution'' "Well, what about If ro vou a n tcrtfi ' If vou are, I don t wish to be interviewed ' No. m deal fellow I am not a re poiter. I am a livvver I lliought vou irlglit have some w'll-hi. iking to ! ciniif I am an rpen wui-urt-aKPr J don't want nn of ni inn 1" s mom v s-lnce h I ref rred lo nit me off without a dollar I am perfeitlv willing to work far mv living Permit me to hand von tv card n case thev ever uls ti. tr vou for Itmacv rlase i-meiiiber ii'e I ha f kept - number of irazv rop, nit of r&v lums ' A l.i or two more of this weather will clot the sporting pagts with Juplter-Pluvi-iiiKl-hls-sprlriklliig-tan cartoons, fiom w tilth Allah I no ad for the 'Car den cif - ) pi meet us' Mi Calluin and uh shouldn t he he? is local manager of the Western Union niMMnKfi service. Let the rain pro-n-ed Or Failed to Mention "Her Long Lashes?" G S I ''an "' t'H me of a story wherein some one does rot "gaze with unsiPing eyes? v The OAilghteRs are uinDing up their AffalRs. UK I'hicaco Itetord-Heiald iin r this dlalcgue "Are vou Mr. I.eftwlch-" 1 nai is mv ninie. i Yot.r unde oled a few davs ago. ji"mn " Kin grnerauj spenas on ner domes. I ne enter ceremony con sists in tne relations on oom sides, maKing presents to the brtde and bridegroom The bride ordinarily brings neither presents nor dowry to the groom The parents of the bride fix the nuptial da). In the spring, the first moon of the Chinese jear February Is preferred, when the peach tree blossoii's The t holie of a luck da is considered so important that If the talendar should be unfavorable the ceremonj is postponed for several months Weddings are evening affairs, und when the stars begin to be visible the bridegroom comes with an ornamented sedan, a cavalcade of lanterns, tlag.s nnd music, to fetch home his bride Reaching the bridegroom's resi dence, the bride is tarried Into the housP In the arms of matrons, and is lifted over a inn of charcoal at her door She noon after comes with her attendants into the hall, hraiing betel -nuts, ard invites all to partake After some leremonies. in companv with the hrldegroorn she Is led to another room. when she is unveiled by her husband The cup of alliance is then drunk together bv the couple A matron the mother of many chil drc n pronounces the henedntlon lniring the next three daj s the couple "adore' tht household gods and pav their respects to their families Then thev return to their home. where thev hold a reception The first n-onth is rc round of pleasure and leisure In China it w mild le as preposterous for t bride to appear in white at a wedding as It would be in America to be In black. If the wife elopes from her husband she is whipped Should she marrv another w hlle her first husband was living he Is (or was under the old regime) at litiertj to have her stian.Itd Noble Youth! IB IMPOSSIBLE BOY." by Nina Wilcox Putnam, pub lished by the Bobbs-Mernll Company, of Indianapolis. When the spring begins to stir In one's blood and Is capable of making, one ready for any kind of an Impossible series of adventures which would be scoffed at at any other time or season of the year, and when the desire to get out "on the road" and forget care over comes everything but the desire to eat. just such a book as Nina Putnam has written Is highly enjoyable. Pedro, the hero of this tale. Is as ador able a joung boy as A. I. Heller ever portrajed In pen and ink. while his friend and fellow traveler, Mr. Jones, a real woolly bear, is exactly the sort of person one would choose to ramble with, gypsy fashion. Called by the gentle art of painting. Pedro Is unable to continue his wan derings, so, by a miraculous conveni ence he meets with a sure-enough art ist who Is willing to change places with him. and take his bear and staff In ex change for a studio and all of the neces sary artist's supplies, Including some good friends. Though rich, romantic, and ravishing, the xoung girl who falls In love with the little artist. Is refused by him. simply because he Is after all such an "Impos sible boy." Intrigues of her father bring that worthy gentleman in contact with the kind artist who took the road, fate applies an experienced finger for a mixer, and the fortunes of all are de llciously intermingled. There Is a nice surprise at the end of the story which is all the better if the reader does not "peep." What's on the Program it Washington Today 'p IpsHSi r 1 rl I) Trapping a Lawyer. A Thing To Be Dreaded. Uxeunt those DARned puns G. S. K. "Is he on the square?" "Why, he's so honest they had lo drop him from the ball team. He wouldn't even steal bases." N some taes counsel receive answers to questions that thev had no biioi nrss to put. which If not quite to their liking ale what the just! deserve The following stor of (JeOrSe Clarke, a celebrated negro min-liel is a as- in pout On one occasion, when h"lng examined as a witness, he was t,evirelv Intci rosaled bv a law or. You aie in the minstrel busltit's, I I lit-Heve" ' 'miuirc.l the lawver Yes sir ' w is tht rrpl "It not tiiat latlitr a Ion railing" "l dmi t know lilt what it i. sir lephVn l ti miiist.el ' hut It W so imifii liittci than mv f.ithei s that I am i, il er 1'ioud of It I "What was vom fathers i.tlllng' be inquired "lie was h lawvei. replt.il Ctaike, m n Inn that -, m the whole tourt into I . the Capitol at Washincton th-j other tUv RepresentaMve Stephen of 1 cs Angeles Rot to talking about tuna fishing off the coast of Cali fornia The tuns. tUhermen. he said, got ju: in small motor boats with a long line baited with living fish, and to catch nnv thing less than a hutidred-poun 1 tuna was no, considered good sport. At this Juncture he wa- approached bv a tolored messenger who had over heard him "-Si use me Mis! th Stephens' -all h- with a large onsion In hU won dering eves "hut did o' saj tlev we"t lUMn' fti' hiinnetl poun" fish in a little mo ah boat" "(Hi. vd," smiled tie Congressman; thev go out veiv freq.it ntlv "Oollv" exclaimed the messenger, is If picturing the scene, ain dv feaid oar of lauclitei as the dihconitlud tlev mUht ketch one?' I'hiladeluhli law vet sat down. Popular Weekly. Telegraph. The following Masonic organizations will meet tonight Lodges Wash ington cntennial. No. 14. social East (late. No. il. M. M.; Naval. Xo 4. special. 1 p. m, funeral. I.oval Arch Chapters Columbia. No 1. 1. M. and M. U. M.. Chaplets not bullet'neil vnaios.ia. Xo U. Hrlghtwood. Xo. ' Capitol. No. It. Hiram. Xo 9 Knights Templar i'otmai Commanderv. No 3. visita tion and Installation of officers KnstcTn Mar Areme Chapter. Xo 1 The tille-win 1 O O. F. orpanira tlons will meet tonight Lodges Kasf.n. No. T. Harmon. Xo. 3 Kr endshlp. Xo IT. and Federal Citv Xo ." Encampment Mt. Ne lu X"o t.. degree. RebeUah Degree -Martha Washington Lodge. No 3 The follow lng K of P organisations will meet tonlgl't Lodge MU Vcrron. X" " I'nion Xo .'. I'v th lan Msners- -Friendship Temple X . Mil'tarv Department Wash ng tnn e'ompauv. No 1. drill. Tl'e follow Inc National I'nion ietui ,tils will inet tonignt Treasury and Congressional Amusemeats. National "The Garden of Allah." i Belasco Vaudeville. 3.15 and $.15 p m Columbia "Clothts." S.I5 p. m. Poll's "Old Heidelberg." 2.13 and S 15 Ac.ulem.v - "Oet-Rtch-Quick Walling- fold 1 . ii m Cliiise Talking pictures. I to 11 p. m. Comuos V.uiclev Hie. Cits' no Vaudeville 1 cum- HU Review,- ; 15 and .15 p. m Gtvetv "Roblnion Crusoe Girls.' J. 15 and $.15 p. m. a.W - -tis.