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- - j- -jeftftcxpiV V 2 THE YASHIiSTGTON TBIES, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1914. 8 ,. J-,.--' 77n.i)ttM.r!M.Mtr?rt? (ELReanitgt01ttmC5 PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING (Including Eundajs) By The Washington Times Company THE MUNSEY BUILDING. Penna. Ave. 1T.AXK A. aIUXSEY. President. II. II. TI1TIEUIXGTOX, Secretary. C. II. POPE, Treasurer. One Year (Inclcdlnc Suctar). $3 60. fls Montns. SI.". TSree Months. SCe. Erterrd at t!i- poslo?Gc at Washington. D. C . ss second c:ass mail matter. FK'l'AY. FEBRUARY 20, 1914. MELODIES AND RAGS. The semi-centennial of Stephen Foster's death is a reminder of the difference bctwe?n such melodies as "My Old Kentucky Home" and "Maspa's In de Cold, Cold Ground"' and tfie ragtime of the day. Nearly all of the current popular music is purely ephemeral. There was in Foster's work a strong na tional touch which appealed to the popular imagination at once and has never given up its hold. Perhaps the present age with its economic tnrn of thought, is lacking in ro mantic inspiration. AN EXAMPLE FROM ALEX ANDRIA. Washingtonians would find food for thought should they visit Alex andria at this time and compare the condition of its streets with the dis graceful situation which exists in the Capital of the nation. Despite a drizzling rain yesterday, Alexandrians decided that their streets should be cleared of the snow which was a menace to life, limb, and health. Last night the city's firemen went to work with their ap paratus, and up one street and down another they worked until the cen ter of the city was gotten into such a shape as would bring the blush of shame to a loyal Washingtonian, re flecting upon the neglect which has been so evident in his own city for several days. Alexandria is'not yet free of snow; some of its streets are still covered by frozen masses; and even down town there are places that could be improved upon. But Alexandria ap preciated the necessity for action, and action came. Washington can well a.Tord to take notice. SENSIBLE REGULATIONS. A long list of railroads have ap plied to the Interstate Commerce Commission for permission to hold interests in water-carrying concerns. The commission has authority, un der the present law, to consider the facts in each cane and determine whether the railroad ought to be al lowed, and can with due regard to the public interest be licensed, to hold interest cr control in a steam snip line. This seems a peculiarly sensible way of sroing at regulation. The Eastern railroads nearly all got into the water transportation business before it occurred to legislators that they ought to be kept out of it. lhe consequence is that the coast wise tonnage, aggregating a huge marine establishment, is pretty gen erally under domination of the rai' rcads. Trie opemrg of the Panama Canal was looked upon at- a proper occa sion for rcsto-.pg competition and independence, if those conditions were desirable, between ths rail roads and the coastwise shipping lines. Accordingly Congress wrote J "to the Panama Canal act that rail loads would have to dispone of their iiteref-s in water lines by July 1, 193. i. and that railroad-owned ships would rot be permitted to use the -.i"jil. But the requirement that railroads siisporx of their water lines was qualified, as it should have been. There might be cases in which every body concerned would be better serv ed by a railroad's retention of this 'ortrol. So the prevision was written into the measure that the Interstate Com merce Commission, after hearing, might ive authorisation to retain such inteicst. This seems like the very acme of common sense in legislative methods I' being the belief of Congress that a genera! regime of independent? is desirable, that is established as the mle; but in order that sane and rea sonable consideration may be given to particular cases, provision is macb for a repository of administrative discretion in the commission, to de termine each ease on its particular merits. The complexities of twentieth century business are such that the prescription of flat and unyielding l jles is dangerous business. Laying down general principles, and making a proper lodgment of discretion as o the method of enforcement, seems a good deal more practical. That is i.ist what the development of the interstate commerce law has hrzn pointing as the right method of han oling these things. Congress doesn't 1 v i-atcs. It lays down the rule that l hey must he just, fair, and compen-r- tory. It turns that rule over to the commission for its guidance in mailing the actual rates. ' So hi ;to a vaet number of com "lercial transactions that wc may tipc.a tc come under the notice of In. trades commission. The nnti-trubt act's prohibition of conlract or con spiracy in icatraint of trade will stand as a general rule to be en forced, but after that rule is laid down as a lodotar by which to guide the course, there will be adminis trative discretion to chart a course t-o as to steer around rocks that may be located in the channel. The undeviating straight line is not always the most satisfactory route between two points, though undeniably the shortest. The rigid and unyielding rule is often a dan gerous rule, though a splendid prin ciple. The sensible and workable plan of compromise is suggested in this administrative relation to the i Interstate Commerce Commission to i the steamboat-ownintr railroads. i THE COMMITTEE SYSTEM Senator Root has raised seriously the question whether the system of doing business through committees, is breaking down in American par liamentary experience. The distin guished and duly conservative Sena tor from New York will perchance have noted that for a good, many years dating back to a period long anterior to Mr. Root's appearance in the Senate this newspaper has been insisting on that question, and oi getting answer to it. Now that Mr. Root propounds the question, it will presently become re spectable in conservative circles to indulge a possible uncertainty on this point. Heretofore, toryism has declined to consider even the possi bility that there could be any change for the better in the rules of parliamentary procedure, especially in the Senate. Cannonism went to the rocks and was wrecked and put out of business; along with the Re publican party, largely because Can nonism would not even consider the very question that Mr. Root now seriously asks. It is time that the question be asked, and the answer insisted upon. In truth, the answer which Senator Root himself suggests in the mere incident of asking his question, is the correct one. Every student of parliamentary methods and of daily procedure in our Congress knows it. There is hardly a State legislature in the Union with rules so archaic as these under which Congress, par ticularly the upper branch, still car ries on its business. But Senator Root's question was particularly about the committee system. He questions if it is effi cient; capable of handling the in creasing business of the Government Now, the difficulty with the Sena tor's inquiry is that he does not seem to recognize that the "efficiency" sought in the employment of the parliamentary committee system has been too long efficiency in the kill ing, rather than the passage, of leg islation. For the last generation, as every veteran of public life in Washington "ell knows, the first function of committees has been to smother, not to consider and report measures. Look back to the Committee on Ju diciary as it was in the days when John J. Jenkins, of Wisconsin, was its chairman, ar.d when Cannon used it as the graveyard of nearly every thing he wanted quietly and grace fully "removed." In that same epoch, the Senate Committee on Judiciary was just about as well-equipped a chamber of horrors; it had all the facilities for quick and painless dis patch of whatever legislative in fants might be marked by the boss es for disposal. The committee system would not be so bad as it is, or as Senator Root has found it, if a few very simple changes were made. There ought to be few er members on committees, and Sen ators ought not to be assigned to so many committees. Then it would be easier to get meetings. Next, there ought to be no such thing as an ex ecutive session of a committee. All the business ought to be done in the open, save perchance some aspects of it that deal with foreien affairs. Just open the committee room doors, and keep them open, and it will pres ently be discovered that the ventila tion will vastly improve conditions. CASTILLO A PROBLEM. Mexico continue? to baffle our di plomacy and challenge our code. Now comes the Castillo puzzle. Triis bandit murdered, or ia chu'-ged with murderirg. .several Ameicans ! trapped in a railroad tunnel. Villa went on his' trail to gel him and his 1 followers and exterrrtinaie them to I as to prove that the bandit had not committed the murder, with the sanc tion of Villa. Hut Castillo, like a fow crohted the border line to bo cantured in the United Stales. He murdered Ameri cans, and for that act Villa, in Mex ico, would kill him out of hand. !ut in our country wc can't try the ban dit in a criminal court. Not being at wit, wc can't try him in a militaiy couit. We can't punish him in any way except to lynch him; but lynch ing is abhorrent to our national sen timent as well as impossible invthe cawj o( a man who is in the hands of our (Joveinment. We can send tho bandit murderer back into Mexico for judicial trial and execution. But if we formally i deliver him into the handb of Villa," ipto facto, we thereby recognize Villa's outfit as the government of .Mexico. And with anybody else it would be the same. And, of course, wc don't want to recognize Villa for the reasons we have explained, and we don't want to recognize any body else as being the government of Mexico. We can drop Castillo free over the line to be snatched up by Villa as we might diop a rat out of n trap under the jaws of a "terrier. But in American sentiment and practice that isn't a very nice thing. So there wc are in the remarkable situation where, for the time being, a Mexican bandit, guilty of murdfer ing American citizens, has a perfect ly safe refuge from punishment, not in his own country of crime and an archy, but in this country of the murdered Americans. A BOOST FOR FATHER. A St. Louis pastor announces that February 22 will be observed at his church as Fathers' Day. The Father cf His Country will not be the whole show on that occasion. Far lesr. con spicuous individuals, who worry with the high cost of living and such trifles, will get a share of the glory. We have our doubts as to whether the celebration will become nation wide. Mothers' Day is now observed in some form pretty generally throughout the Union and has re ceived the personal sanction of the governors of all the States. But the Fathers' Day movement has been rather balky, and shows no disposi tion to stand when hitched. Perhaps there is a suspicion that if any wreaths are thrown in the direction of the provider of the fam ily he will get the big head and slow up on his. job. The News in Tabloid FOR BUSY READERS GENERAL. Col. George W. Goethah", Panama, cn gii eer, arrived in New York and .was met bv an emissary of Mayor MItcliel w 1th a letter. Colonel Goethals was non committal as to the possibility of his accepting the New York police comtnls slonership. New York Republicans considered the names of Senator Root for re-election end of District Attornev Whitman for governor in an Informal way. Maximo Castillo, tho bandit, was lodged safely in the military prison at Kort Bill's, Tec. Jle still maintained that ho was Innocent of the Cumbrc trisncl murders. , District Attornev Whitman culipoc iiard twelve witnesses In the New York xrand jury Investigation, soeklnn to Know why the city had to pay J2."iOU ir fees for the condemnation ot ?1.;). ftO of proocrtv ' for the Catskill .ique duct. Senator Oliver, speaking In Boston, declared for reasonable progresslvlsm as acninst reckless radicalism, and pre-, dieted tho granting or votes to women Rcplvlrg to allegations that govern ment by commission was a burden to Wisconsin taxpa-verj. Prof. T. S. Adams of the Slate tax commission showed in detMl how the people's money was stent economically. The Moffat Tunnol Commission of Denver began preiarat!ons for the con struction of a 6.4-mllo tunnel through the Continental Divide, which would shorten tho distance from Denver to Salt Iake bv ninet-two miles. Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson, widow of tho novelist. di3 nt her home 111 Santa Barbara. Oil. Southern California was flood-bound as a result of a tlurtv -two-hour rain, v liich caused grat damage. Tho Boston Chamber of Commerce committee, appointed for the purpose, re-ported that the citv would do well to adopt New York citv"s method of pre paring its annual budget. Mrs. Clarence If. Ma'kav admitted in Pans that a divoric hail It 11 granted l-r. but tho declined to disius the re-i-rt that fche was about to l.iarry h'cr rltonie. Arihtir Train FOREIGN. Sir Kduard -Grey, speaking before the house of commons, urged that the Brit ish government take some fctep.i to re lieve the suffering which exists In the Balkan statea as, a result of tho ttvo Balkan wars. The Marquis of Iansdowne, leader of the opposition in the house of lords, presented a motion for the apiiointment or a ciirnmi'tee to inquhe into all ma' tens iHatim? to tho Murronl stock deal ings of L..,rd Mu-ray The motion nan earned without :. divNion. M010 than W' men. women and e-nl'-diert have -writhed In the northern he---tion of .lap.'ii i a ?e-ult of tho fall ji.j or the ru! crop. .irroidin- to dfopdiclics received "m To1', o. Sir Arthur Conon Dnvlr, forwarded to Premier Ao,'iith a petition. s!sn-d bv T'loiiunrnt British author?, asking Brit ish parlii'palioi. m fie PaiiJina-Paonic Exposition Tivo seuoiis ! frals were inflicted on the Ha1tu.11 ic-l -, G icnil Paul their Luiniiitndcr-lii-(I nf, liein? killcil! A rhaip .iMnik u.is made on Admiral Dovv in tin- iVrn.ui lek-hstair in -on-nemoii with -tatom. iit.i in ,ia auto bioKranhv r.ni-riuii? tho German iL,-t at Manila dJiinq the Siianlsh-Ainpri.Mii war. ' T G Mastpiinaii. rec.-ntly appoint ed to a British -ablnct post, was, d-te.ttc-d In a ly-'l(-ction foi a s.-u In the liiiiiy. or (omiiiuus The result wa.s lim ed as a 3 vat idorj for tho full nlsts. Women Plan Investigation Of City's Food Problem An ii vcs.iK.ttnp" of the fond iUo,tIiii is ).:. nr-.-J li the llous.-Kcejjei.V Alli anr,.. vrh ' i i ot it t'10 ho-.-o ,r Mia. Ilcibc-rl ,. .S-nitii, l;. l street nmtli wefct, vcatei-Jaj. A joint mct-tuic of '! Iloii-okci pet's .Milam o, tne Cvil Acinic 1'oiimil ainl tho Home 1-a onu- 'en 'iJ-.so'-iatioii will b 'it M non to ;;u lliiO Hie "ubje t more fu1l sol iob if let tut oh wilt lie Kiwn ia l.inl by ;in.-rnir. ut eorl.v W o'e-irr.ilii puiiiilco was (uiiinioi'iloil Hi Hi art i' le l I llai , W ill y cm at Hi' tnti UN- in wiit-v :i m ac- a llt oi foods which found not UtuetiUal. had been Beauty In I i I -! IT &3P WHT is beauty? Who struck Billy Patterson? The answer is the same to both. No one really knows. One correspondent writes that he is ashamed of 'our idea of beauty .and encloses a expresses admiration for the selections so far made by the committee of five. Still another writes that he believes that Alyn Williams, the noted English miniature painter, who selected a group of exclusive Capital society women as the handsomest of their sex in the world, hat it all over us. A fourth declares "I am glad that some one beside myself has discovered that Washington is full of pretty girls; that beauty is so common as to almost make a homely girl a belle." Neither unduly uplifted by the commendation or depressed by the disapprobation, The Times will continue to publish pictures that its committee has decided to be those of beautiful women and girls. The mail today is heavy with photographs. A few come from the originals, but most of them have been sent in by the young swains. Whoever the ancient dotard, who said that love was blind, he was foolish at least Washington swains arc not blind, or there arc no homely girls in the Capital. The proof of this lies in the fact that all of the pictures submitted are eligible for the gallery. Send- the photographs along. Ij , Capitol Spotlights By THEODORE TILIER. The average rural justice of the peaco has little patience with the long-winded arinunents or "city lawyers," who o caslonally are Imported to convert a hard-headed, common-bense old squire presiding in home nelKhborhood dispute. . iHUipiiiru v, 1111 fc ! shabby, thumb marked co"- of the Stale code and an .. r&3t rcAt. lrnnu.-loilro of 52jgja11 neighborhood JkstJtiM controversies, t in justice of the peace manages o dis pense justice in the majority of In- htances. The vit law yer" has a hard Job ahead when he reeks to sway with eloquence and su- perlor learning. Congressman Clarles Bartlctt. one of tlm x-Atr.mn n nm ri r 1 u tf tliA Ifoilo' and the dean of the Georgia delegation, tells a story typical of the mental pro cesses of certain country ".squires" who do a little jiihtlrc of tho peace work on Uie side, depending ror a ical living on farming or morchamlitirip "This old fellow. ' staid Mr Bartlctt in a cloak-room intoniiaiipe or stories, "was hearing a small lawsuit growing out of the killing of some hogb by a railroad. .Then; had ho'ii a long drv spcil i" that section, and the farmeis wore behind in I heir woik. Soon after the case got miller v. -l It began to eloud up. mid yon oiiM eo that lhe jitetlee of lhe pea e was growing icst- 1C3S. c -J , JFV K ttji r . ll--t f-OUihEOj m MSB- I viT'S "Uno of these citv laerh was "j superior court of the Macon circuit hard He was loaded down with hiwjaml u ROO(1 one Ho ,s m)w rolln(JlI1g hooks and eMni-ii iioin Mipiuuii eoun ,1, el-alitti.M The iih-inw was 111. . the .irKtinieiits had heguii, ami the citv at lurney was wanning up in (,'reiit shape whn tin- ram c.-iine It was a line s1iov.it. anil a- the downpour ceahed, tho squiP' aa"l " 'This cote vsill lmve to adjourn. The cute lias business to attend to.' Send Last Calls to Join Bank System The last till has boon ent oat bv the Treasury Dcpai tinent tu 170 national b.ink.s tliac havo failed tu anpl for incmbeishlp in tin now Koloial reserve f yAi m. Sicieta.v .MiAiloo, ihnirinaii of tin- mxaiiizatioii lominittoc, Ii:im nl mi .sent telcsiauis to lhe attorney cii nai ol each Slate tu .imoi1i.ii il tle'io ai Slate l.ittf. lo proieut Klnlo h.inl.s f I oil OllllillK the M&Ulll All uiilioiial liank-i 'n i-i null t tho U'V. join the s-vMrm , l-'elii n.-ii v .: or I ;-o Into voluntary llu liUulipn not l.itci 'Uutft Btctmber- Si Ull. Washington SBSCSSHRBC -P5 l picture of his ideal. Another letter " 'But, jour honor,' protested the slick city attorney .this involves an import ant principle, and I want to cite a num ber of authorities I have here. I shall bo put to serious Inconvenience If the case Is not concluded this afternoon.' ' 'You lawyers can arfjufy ull you please,' said the old justice. 'When you have finished, you can turn over to the back of this code book and you'll Unci tho decision of tho cote already written out on a piece of paper. That's the Jcdgcment of this cote, decided some time ago. Ami now the coto is ad journed, iu far as the judge is con cerned. I've been wanting four weeks to set out pertater slips and I'll not let this lain go for noth ing Jnst because of thlshorecase.'" Ten minutes lat er, according to Congressman Bartlott. the Justice of tho peace was bending over putting potato ihps into the moist ground, it is not related how tho "canned" decision went, hut it's n, good bet it was not in favor of the wind-jamming "city lawyer.'' ConKiOi.siii.ui Bartlett has been both a "oit lavvyci" and a judge but his autobiography .shuws he lias never bocn a. justice of the peace For a I time, however, ho wab judse of the out his tenth term In the Houto of Ilcprefcentativon. lie has two hobbles constitutional law ami puttini, Licin oorals in ofllc-e.l Judge Bartlett bc lieveH that when a. Democratic Admin istration comes in. there should bo celerity in bouncinK Hopuliluan ofllee holdt rs. I'pon several occasions he hah inveighed against hold-over lte-publii-ans who are invoking the civil horvico or something else, to hold on to fat jobs. Judge lUitletl, a wirt. nrivous lookiug little nidii who iy all energi . is the oiilv man In Consress whose oflico. boasts a plionogtaph. After the ilnv's leKislatlvc battles, are over, 1ft Bartlett .sometimes letires to his of llee. Winds "P the phonograph, shps on a leioid and sits eluiimed in an oa.s ehaii llu list of rri ords in i lime.s auxthiiiK from "lleio Comes Ml D.uM Now,' to tho overt in e from "William Tell' or a Tew Chopin a. Look Your Man in the Eye TN the early winter of 1911 all the sporting world was talking of a little blond German boy who twice beat Lightweight Champion Ad Wol gaat in limited round botitd, largely through the virtue of a pair of badly ci ossed-cyes. His name was Knockout Brown. Many a bover has won fame be cause of unusual physical advan- tages; Brown be- K;Vfv came a successful fighting man be cause of a physi cal defect amount- j ing to a deform ity. From his birth his eyes were badly crow ed. Treatment. glasses, the most painstaking care,' all failed to help him. His sight was so badly deranged that it was feared fSSm . .JLSPiV Lai Tony Biddlc. that he could never become a 611005331111"" ue "- workman of any kind. Then he tried boxing and found the defect that he had regarded as a life handicap a posi tive advantage to him. "Look your man in the eyes and read what ho intends to do," ia one of the .oldest precepts of orthodox hosing and one that is almost uuiver- 8-IIy practiced by fighting men. As applied to Knockout Brown, it was ruinously bad advice. Nobody ever figured what he intended to do by look ing him in tlio eyes; indeed, his eyes wern the worst place a man could look who bought to predict his actions. Other men feint laboriously with their iiands and bodies with studied effort to deceive. Brown feinted without effort with his eyes, through a -freak of na ture. In addition to his crossed eyes, Brown had a style that was the op posite to every tradition and custom of the ring. He stood with his right hand and foot advanced instead of his left, as is usual among boxers. He nearly always came in with a ni9h after a feint instead of falling back a step or two, as most boxers do. When he had missed a punch he never hesi tated or waited to get his balance, but kept right on punching, and punching Laid, Physically he had a tough jaw and a rugged body, and was possessed of indomitable courage. These things helped, but it was the crossed eyes that made him famous. Brown never looked like a fighting man. He was slow and clumsy, and had not a vestige of conventional clev erness. Every time he fought all the light critics said he was in for a trim ming, but each time he would thump the other fellow within an inch of his life in his slow, methodical German fashion. Then he would look for .moth er victim. When he climbed into the ring with Wolgast at the American A. C in this city, every one said "Good-by, Brown." Wolgast felt that way himself. As they shook hands and stepped back he smiled pityingly. Brown was still gaz ing absently at the referee. "Poor boob," murmured Wolgast, and poucil his right hand low, setting himself for the blow that was to ruin the whole Brown family. Then a otunning blow crashed against the right bide of the champion's chin. Shaken and amaed, he reeled back across the ring. Brown followed nim slowly, gazing in mild abstraction, npw at the ling posts, now at tho crowd, now .it the referee, never ut the man he was fighting, but driving all the while a storm of accurate, forceful blows against the face and body of the reeling champion. The whole right was a repetition of the first round. At the beginning of each period Wolgast would come up, with renewed confidence. Then his even 'and attention would wander off following tlie gentle, melancholy, mis- J lending stale of the little cross-eyed! German lad, who would wall? up 10 nim and proceed to beat him all around the ring with methodical, absentminded precision. At the end the light was Brown'H by a wide margin. If you are laboring under what you in consider an insuperable nanaic-ap life's stnimilp. don't admit yonn-elt bealon before you start. In some way it may he that your handicap may be turned to an advantage. l!cnimbcr Knockout llrovvn. the lad who was con Milereil too cnissoved to become even a good (lay laborer, but by reason ol Ins distorted vision beat a world's champion pugilist. (CopMlglit, b I' A Wacr I Tomorrpw's Article: "KEKI VOL U MIND OX MJUU.WOKK.' Business High Alumni Give Vaudeville Show Untler the stage dnection of Kobcrt C Tracv, the Business High School Alumni Association presented a vaude ville show in the auseinbly ,ia!l of tne n-hool befoie a large audience, last msht. The "Alumni Bedheads. tn "The Manicure I.ail." was one or the hits of the evening. IMsun 15. Browns music was catchy. Tho girl.s in the ait were- Margaret Shane. U.sther Bell. Anno Kardcn. e rcna K. Solium!, and Kthol T. hnanc. The men were Harold K. UavK B II. vmos. Henry Krugor. Clarence i:io man. Kossci U Hiintei. William u. Mooie. and Samuel Tompkins. Al.tiy Minnix gave Imitations of Bay Con. Milti'ollms and others. Stevms. Talfiiaue. and Trac.v contributed a pleas ing dancing costume npeeialty. Miss Kathi.vn Tnlinagc .was excellent in a bailee spec laity. Kisenbels'S proved a clcwr m.iguian. who won drseived applause, llnwke. I anisan. ni'al Bresnahaii , scored in a dara-uiK turn Mias lailiisaii showed skill "I ilancins. The Marino Band ejuaitol plajed yovei.il nuiiihi rs I'aul 15 tr.imcliu handled the business end of the show The bill will be upc.itoil At Iho tchool uftcr the cloko of the laseUa aeuMs. 44 Lest We Forget' This is the brief closing article of a series in which an attempt rzs 'jeen made to show how hopelessly behind other nations the United States is in its-failure to supply adequate aviation equipment to the army for war purpose. It is ourown fault if we have it not when the day of need arrives. Every other power is armcdffor aerial comkat and when we meet one of them in the theater of war, without aeros and dirigibles, the com bat, for awhile, ivill be like a oaearmed man striving to hold off an other with the usual number of limbs. By CHARLES BL 3IAIGNE. ' Tbe United States is now at peace and Tve Ho snug and warm behind the bul warks of our fancied security. The po siUlltv of war seems remote, and yet and yet Now-a-days war Is not declared with nmDio notice and due formality. Ten years so Japan suddenly sprang:, al most without warning, upon Itussia; her precipitation of hostilities has been called unethical and .in violation of tho r.pirit of international law and custom. It mav bo eo but Bonaparto was bitterly assailed by his defeated enemies on the ground that ho had taken advantage of them and did not waso war according to rule. Cer tainly some little success attended his methods, and aJITs called "fair in rrar." It only goes to show that we will not be (riven much warning when tho timo comes and. if wo have no material with wiiich tr arm our hastily raised forces. U'wil.", HTeSitnSf&lSS i and tho land properly def.Tided, that it iojr. j.o organized Business. Each day of the war would cost us about a million dollars in cold cash, for expenses, to say nothing of the Uvea which would be given up and the cost of the interruption to organized busi ness. V Without doubt, such war would be prolonged at least sis months or a year, due to-our ucpreparedness. for our weak forces could not hope to check a strong, overwhelming army, and after being driven inland, wo would be put to the necessity of returning after the equip ment had been manufactured, to drive the invaders out. Greece Asks for Justice and Fair Play in Bulgarian Controversy Chafing under the burden of blame for Balkan atrocities- which Bul garian sympathizers have endeav ored to shouldei; upon Greece, At lantis, one of the leading Greek publications in this country, has is sued a scourging refutation of the charges made against the south Kuropean kingdom. This comprehensive answer to pub lished criticisms of the rules of war which governed tbe Greek armies that took the field In the Balkans Is embraced in an article entitled "Greece Asks for Justice," which occupies four full pages of the i publication. To reach the American public ajut secure the Justification "sought, At lantis has distributed its article throughout hc English-speaking-countries, x Aroused by the statements made In pamphlets circulated under the sanc tion of the Bulgarian government and embraced in the newspaper items connected with the Bulgarian appeal for financial aid. the Greek defender has not confined itself to denial of the enemy's allegations, but has included an extensive re view of the action of the Bulgarian army and supported its statements, relative to unjustifiable violation of the rules of war by affidavits. Let the appeals for assistance for Bulgaria, or any of the other Balkan nations, be made, the aftlcle de clares, but either "place the blame where it belongs, or else pass si lentlv over the whole tragic subject. Greece Demands Nothing More Than Fair Hearing. The fact is pointed out that Greece has not asked help from other na tions for the thousands of desti tute in her land. Instead, it is said, by strenuous self-sacrifice it has succeeded in meeting Its present needs, and now "demands nothing more than common Justice and a fair hearing." Greece, it is contended, is the out post of the civilization of which it THE SILVER LINING EDITED BY ARTHUR BAER. First lesson in geography The United States is bounded on the east by the New Haven and John D.'s income tax. on the north by Canadian homestead literature, on the west by Japanese war rumors, and on the south by Mexican bandits and ex-South American cabinets. The huge waves which are sweeplns the decks of the ocean- liners seem to sweep all the decks save the cold ones in the first class cabin poker games. THE OLDEST INHAB SEZ "Now if we vvuz goin' t' have a a suffrage or a 'naugural parade there'd be soms reason for lettin' th' snow lay." The only thing which docs not go down in the vortex of a sinking steamer Is the blame. Ono way to get rid of the snov would J out this isn't ordinary weather. It bo to flush the streets with water. They u beautiful place to go. If you can nave the snow problem ligurcd out cor- ,,,, , o..vi.i- -J-, o rectly in Venice. It would be certainly no' think of anything else. Person picturesque to havo our crosin cops , standing on the roof should not vcntue dashing around In gondolas and strum- J too close to the edge, as the edge is inlng guitars. j vcry C0SC to the roof. Any person not We fall U see anv ad-antaco. In the S knowing where the monument ,. i.ios. ni.nno e.ver ti. other kind with I shouldn t Rdmit it, as folks will thin wires. Delinquent subscribers will con- tinuc to have phones taken awav by tho companv , w helher :t lias wires or noi. Now that thev have invented tho wireless phone, why not the tireless phone? Or the llarless phone'.' Wall Street wolves. To be us-ed by Ala v hap. the tireless phone, when bawling out our boss (Jut so lone as central continues to .cruublt, uwKlyly. :uih and other Hut the cost in the meantime! At least J200.000.CCO in cash, a billion in wrecked business, and a billion in valuable live. lost, if tho perfect organization of ttie enemy had not in a brief time overrun the country and dictated terms from the city canyon of "Wall Street or within the pillared porticoes of the National Treasury at Washington. , Suggested Budget. Let us add to our budget each year for the next four, as insurance pre mium, tho cost of a dreadnaught, SI0. 000,000, to be divided between air. orart. guns, ammunition and maintenance. The four years would give us the fol lowing: Twenty-five dirgibles, WOO aero planes, aw field batteries of four guns, with ammunition, equipment, and up keep. This premium of $10,000,000. paid r ery year for our average number of ears of peace, IV would amount to Z8(i,ooo,oo0 spent lor insurance, it would nraetieallv Drevent war. for we knew how we were armed? If thU course prevented war, there would be a saving to the land of the difference between the premium, paid and the cost of the war, at least $3,000,000,000. Is It Worth It? Is it worth it? Take a look at this year's budget for aviation in the following countries: i Germany IMHMMM TrAnCO ............................ 7.w!Cw "Russia ..........:.. 6,9)0.000 England 4,110,00)1 Austria ,00.00) Italy ......a....................... EyLd.v 'Japan a................. .......... .ov.Cw United Spites SO.CO) Estimated. Is it worth it. this drop in the bucket! Is the mother. Never have Its peo ple, the writer declares, shown a tendency to brutality,. but have ever cherished a respect for law from time immemorial.' and has conducted warfare under the rules laid, down by the nations of Europe. "Three hundred thousand Greeks In America." the article continues, "appeal to millions of Americana: 'Give the Bulgarians your money; we ask only your Justice.' " The attention of the world is in vited to the fact that: "Greece Is silently bearing; her burdens and intelligently repairing her losses with a unan'njous effort that unites prince and pefteant, co lonial Immigrant and the worker at home." At the close of the Balkan war. It Is said .that VSJKO refugees, of four nationalities, and i representing three religions, poured Into Greece. For these, it is asserted, the nation' provided "cities ot refuge.t and Is now caring for 23.000 people, not counting the widows and orphans of the men who sacrificed their lives for their country- While Bulgaria was issuing appeals to the world for assistance. Greece, it is said, was playing the rolof "the protector of the poor." Urges Forcing Bulgaria Ta Disgorge Its Plunder. If the Bulgarian government would, or could, compel lt3 soldiery to dis gorge the plunder taken In the terri tory over which the wars raged, it is declared, the nation would have sufficient funds with which to amply provide, not only for its destitute, but to rehabilitate its country. Accusing the Bulgarian 'armies of atrocities which, it is asserted, my be compared only to those committed in medieval times by their ancestors the Tartars and Huns, the Greeks cite statements and sworn affidavits furnished by neutrals who went from France and England to Investigate conditions, in substantiation of their charges. ilany specific instances are set forth in which non-combatants are .illeceri to have been put to the sword, or burned alive in their homes to which tne invading armies at- tached the firebrand. wise mulct the number you ask for. the i ireless phone will be a thing of the far future. John D.'s son-in-law Is going to fly across the Atlantic "WTiat is he going to fly in. an heiroplane? Febn. has twent-eight days Has crstovvn Almanac. This should put an end to all the arguments. There are lots of rules to be adhered to if you desire to live to bo a centen arian, ono of the most effectual boing. however, to never carry a package of eggs by the string. Weather Bureau says the backbone of winter is broken. He must have tried lo cross the ice at Fourteenth and F The only thins missing now is Eliza and a pack of bloodhounds. We have all the Test of the stage setting. Tourist's Guide to Washington The Washington Monument. It is located at Washington Park near Fourteen! i street. In ordinary weather it is above the horizon, and can be ulainlv s;cr, l that you were born he ierc. The monument is one store m heis. t therefore, the windows are on tu ground floor, but don't try to convince any one of this. Tourists having plcntv of timo will find it advisable to takt the elevator, but if ou are only in town for a month, use vour own judgment The monument is shajicd like a c- dm ney. but nobody has ever had sens enough to build a fire in It ct, there fore all lae souvenir postal cards aic a. bcalthv as ever. From the monumci ou can overlook the. Senate, but then the Senate is used to being overlooked, thftpk? to the present Admlnjstrattoa.