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The Evening W or Id Daily Magazine, Thuraday, Aug uat 8, 1912
KSTABI.I8HEU MY JOSEPH Pl'MTZBI.
Dally Kxcept Sunday by the Pres. Publishing Company, No 81 to
13 Park How. New York.
RALPH Pm.TTZFR. President. P"f ow'
.T ANOI'fl 8 HAW. Treasurer. SJ Park "w.
JOTPII JVLITZflR, Jr., Becretnry. ' ''rk "w.
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vmterert at tne roai-miir ' "" ttsj a
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World for th Pnlted State,
at .ft Canada.
All Countrlr- In the International
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VOLUME 53 NO. 1H,H
A PARADOX A PARADOX!
UPPLT AND DEMAND" haa been no long Hif final knook
down nrgutiiont for the mnn who puts up price to use on
w the man who has to pay them that it has pot right into the
1m with the T.-n ( 'ommantlnn-nta and the Multiplication Table.
Doe the price of beef aoar? "Supply and Demand" are in
Toked to explain the fart. The corner grocer mtft go. Why? Be
came "Supply and Demand" have done with him for evermore.
Whenever anybody 'dm to erplain aomething about hi, prices or
hit way at doing business "Supply and Demand" help him to got
way with it
Modern experience pokes queer holes in the "Supply and De
mand" idol. Take horses and automobiles. The demnnd for auto
mobiles dm enormously reduced the demand for horse. But what
ha happened? The price of horsea ia going up and the price of
automobiles is every year lower. If fewer people want horsea, why
don't horsea coat less?
Also meat. The last year has seen a big movement, hygienic
and economic, against eating meat. Prol1Iy there never was so
wide a boycott of beef. Yet prices mount astoundingly higher and
higher. Decrease in supply cannot account for it. Things need
least seem often to coat most
Why do the hardest worked men do the beat woTk? Why d.xs
factory in full Want, working oTertime, turn out a high grade of
buttons, while the same factory, running alow, with plenty of time
to think about improving itself, goes slack and lets it standard
tall? A while ago the town of Greenwich, Conn., thought it would
improve it Aldermen by giving them less work and more time for
reflection, fio a Board of Estimate and Apportionment was started
to relieve the Aldermen of part of their duties. Result: The Al
dermen are now about one-eighth aa efficient aa before, when they
had all the work to do. Increuing responsibility usually increases
man'a capacity for hearing it
Big stones don't build the highest towers., The two largest
bondings in New York stand upon ten-cent insurance policies and
fWo-and-ten-cent stores. There's a queer "oppoaiteness of thinirs-'
that gets into even staid old sciences like Economics.
WHEN THE PRESS WAS YOUNG.
m0 NEWSPAPER oan long snrvive unless it tells tho truth
lI and prints the news without fear or favor."
" 1V-. VaS ll mt,A that k. n.w.n..... -l....
m9mm .v. wwm tmm -u . jmuubo
OTeryhody by telling news, good or bad, with a word of regret for
those who wont like it, and a whoop for those who will!
They managed these things better in the seventeenth century.
Take the following from a London newspaper of 1022. The quoted
paragraph closes the report of a battle in which a popular British
commander met defeat:
How, courteous Reader, having heard the truth of th"
matter, moderate your griefe, and doe not discourage a yovnn
brave warrior. By lamenting for tame email losse hy him sus
talned, teeing alto that commonly the (ttur.t of battailet ami
warlike actions are variable and inconstant, anil that many times
it happeneth. that those that the one day have the worst, the
next day have the better hand.
The same kindly sheet prints at the foct of ita column as n
jfotice to Correspondents:
a.I persons who are pleased to favour us-with any comical
or sollid stories, may repair to the "Three Kings," hudgate,
and they shall have them very carefully put in.
Alas, that Khe modern newspaper must strangle these generous
HOW LONG will it take people to learn that the inside of a
golf ball ia better left where it is? Another man screwed one
of the little spheree in a vise and hit it with a hammer with the
usual result The liquid core spurted into his eyes and may cost
him his sight Qolf balls are tho most harmless and jolly of com
panions so long as you keep on tho right side of them. But thnt
side is the outside.
A Series of Articles Exposing the Lvery-Day
Deceptions of the Powers That Prey.
("Camera Eye" Bheridan is regarded as one of
eat detectives that ever existed outside "of fiction, Tho
feats of memory which gave him his nickname, when
he was head of the Bureau of Identification of the lVeis
York Police Department, are proverbial. It has been said there is no man
in the United States with so thorough a knowledge of criminals and their
ways as Detective Bheridan. In this series he gives the public many val
uable pointers calculated to save them loss by swindling.)
tCoDTTUM. Iflti b? W. W. Aullfll.)
NO. 2. 'THE DEAD MAN GAME."
IjATINO "Th Dead Man Oam" la a BTucunm aport. bul It h
matin profitable by a number of rrooka w'.io keep rlo watch on th
nawapapaia and make up a card Index from the data In th "Dtad"
e.oluinna. The number of men who work tlila awlmlle la not aa luma
aa the number of beats In any other came berauae there la a pretty
widespread auperatl'lon that It la unlnr.ky to go after coin of thin kind. SUM. ar
crook will turn for any kind of thievery, provided he la needv enouuh and laay
enoigh. Otharwlie lie might have to go to work. And this altei native Haa
made many a grafter ambraoe the obituary department.
The oldest form of the game haa to do with Bible selling. The opsiaaec
prepares a Hat of reoent daatha la leoalltlea removed from his own headquarter.
The dlstanoe consideration la an Important faotor. for In oase of what Ska
thlevee call a "rumble" the victim, being a long way off from the Inception of
the a-wlndla, will. In all probability, hesitate to come on pereonally and fraee
cute. And In most eases the matter la allowed to drop. The crook, by attb
scrlbtng to a clipping bureau, provides himself with a list of deaths and than
senJi out a letter addreaaed to the dead person, eaylng there remains only
small aumeay M or so to pay on the magnificent Bible on whl:h he or aha hsat
paid the main part If the balance la forwarded at onoe the Bible will be sent
Tho letter, opened by a survivor, will. In the majority of caaei prove a)
"puller." The suggested M will be sent and the eehemer may send on a twenty
five cent Bible, or no Bible at all, according) to how he feels about It
Recently the fake mining stocJi haa played a prominent part In th TTsa
Man Game. iBIblea were all very well for a time, but the consideration ws
purely sentimental and up-to-date thlevee now are varying the old process by
ren ting to the defunot a handsomely engraved certificate of atook In the Boobsf
The beauty about She Dead Man's Game, hoeordlng to the point of view
th crtmlnala who work tt, la that It require little capital an th return N
as certain aa anything In thla line can well be.
The operator can work single on thla lay and this la alway an advansw
where there Is money to cut tip or to retain In 11s entirety. In the first place,
room may be rented temporarily In an office building, the grafter usually betas)
il, , n mil ... ftA 'i . - .ii. . 1 .
able to put up CO or tSii for a month's rent In advanoe
ne . rrngen:cni is mad with a printer who makes a specialty ai
". annenng cernneaiea on mines that never existed. Stools
.-v w inouuna or me certuieates. and a like number of address.
in- recently aeceasea. a tj-pewTlter or two at a few dollars
wmnier is reaoy to operate.
week, and tha
' - m an rv
Mr. Jarr Sets a Trap to Catch
a Fifty Thousand Dollar Idea
AFITIE in a restaurant ate up the contents of two fill extinguish
ers and only went out when the cook poured a hottlo of milk-
on it. What'a the opposite of flro anyway? The cook knew.
i( I NABLE to Rely Tpon the Toliee to Disentangle the Hir?en
J tlial Murder tho Mayor of New York lias Recourse to r.
Private Dotective Agency!"
Ilsadline in the Purli "ifntln "
"But Not So You'd Notice. It."
ftoprrixM. 1B12. br Tkt r Piibltohln Co.
(Ha Htm York wertfT
MKK'H an account In thla
paper of a yuung man whJ
thouttht up an eleotrlcjil (le
vies In the middle a! the night tind sold
It th next day for tW.OUO," raid Mrs.
Jarr, looking up from Mr. Jarr's even
It wa only one of the evening papers
she wils looking up from. Mr. Jarr had
brought hums Uvea Hut, ua Mia. Juir
aid, he hnd plenty of time to read
them QOmiDUf from his nnVe. and she
rutdn't. Ho she had SSlSSd all three
right after Sttppaf, Hence, at the mo
ment, she w:i rending one. had an
other under her arm and wiu alttlng jn
"Iet me sea ona of the papers," sug
gested Mr. Jarr.
"Now, Just wait a moment!" cried
Mrs. Jarr anmewhat testily. "You have
all day to ri nd the pap, is down at thkt
old olTlc, 'or you can't tell me you men
do any work. I waa down there one
day and all I saw jou (stng was scrib
bling over a lot of papers
"Whnt else would 1 lie doln-T
ting up Xhelves?" asked Mr. Jarr.
"Wt-11, the place was most untidy, I
don't think It would have dona you any
harm to have gotten a broom and a
brush and dustpan and cleaned up UlS
place a little, t should think you would
be ashamed of the place being so dirty
Suppose company had dropped In?"
"TNow, please don't be eo selfish!" waa
th reply. "I want to eeo which one of
th papers has a sale of oxlord lien
I need a new pair the worst way. Borne
of the papers have totally different ad
vertisements." Mr. Jarr etood around awaiting his
Rood lady'a pleasure and looking fool
ish, and as, still holding on to the
othere. she skimmed through one after
tho other, she remarked:
"I don't see why you don't think up
something, as that young man did. Tou
pride yourself on saying such amart
things, (although, goodness know, I
can't see where their martns comes
lio. Hut What good does thinking up
umart things do youT Why can't you
think up eomethlng worth fifty thou
sand dollars, If you are eo bright?"
Mr. Jarr waa about to say that he
would be satisfied If he could get a
happy Idea that would mak Mr. Jarr
leave go of even one of tti vn1ng
papers i But what he DID say wae that
he at ten had bright Ideas at night.
tTTty don't you Jot them down then?"
asked Mrs. Jarr.
"I haven't any Jotting material with
ma when I think of them," said Mr.
Jarr. "When I go tj bed I go to
Mecp. I don't take an office equipment
A pereonal typewritten letter 1 sent to each of the perons who no longer
alk the earth notifying them that their share. 1 th. hk.. n v " -
forward by express, apologizing tor th. delay in aendln them, and winding up
.TexMwf Md,ft,0. " J? wW quadruple In value In ,h. course 'Z
ETiaJEsTtS " th cer,lfJctM P m Package and .ent C. O. D.
tTa,T!SI5 ?,Vmount fT vrl. accordln, to the Ideas of the .windier
nTJl 1? h"d e-'1r'' -tat or If from th. oMar5
Mml to make the swindle net a good sum. When 1n doubt he play Yke
safety shot and claim, sometime. M iow K u . . 1 .",: .
of returns on th. 15 ba.Ia. h. Z 12 J.T. V..7'. " S! ' Wcaalao
' " - k-mu ivr die RMmuir.
"v laier in swindle 1. going
r.tr tt. grafted temporary .roy Wy Ut Bropor,,on ,0 h
SBXT TBB UONBY-MAKIXO UACBIS B "
y Ainu Wood-ward
'aVT asm -JB tttr.'J '.l HaaUi 1 .
. m WkWT BUM
101J. b Ths l'ren rublltlilng Oo. (Th N Tort World).
a seasoned "tmin-ufiout-toiwi" to a unftmf nfal, ideal
is Mfff If casting svnne before pearls.
Letters from the People
t tbs Mttar of Tin Enui v, . :
Under tne heading "Zeiio's Paradox,"
Raymond T. presents a problem 0oa
cernlng Achilles and the turtle, and
haQenges oilier rradera to point out
th fallacy of h's argument. Solution:
Ijet 10k ss number yards travelled ly
iurtl up to tbe Instant It Is pasted y
Aohllles. Tbaa Mx number yards
travelled by Achilles, and X luoo ss
rrunrber yards travelled by Aciillles
Therefore, IOi- luoo, and x - 111 1-9
" SJSJ Itaymond'a reaauulng Is correct
untS tie adds "and so on forever." There
Ilea thr fallaj-y. lrnr as he t ikes up the
problem, he considers only a part of the
tartlc'a travel!: that Is, a icrlcx of S"s
taaca. each of which Is l-io that of the
preceding IU0 yards, 10 yards. 1 yard,
.01 yard, c. s that he i-ver gets his
las He beyond in ill. ac, yards from Ita
starting point. Th turtle's progreaa,
therefore, I followed all through a
distance which anproai'hes 111 1-9 a a
MM t, but never reaeli-s It. NaturaUy.
then, at any point within tbls Irmlt
Achilles Is etlll eirsulng. II I. V.
Ie tti rlMor cif TUe Beaelal W,.rH
In aasajSf to the question whether
locomotlvai aver had iimncs. 1 can say
tliat the tlrst locomot.vn ever run over
the HmitMown und Port Jefferson R.H. i
nuturd Thurlow Weed,'' This was
In the seventies. Then there wae the
"Coron," the old Fire HeMer. Then
there came th pride of the L. 1. It. It ,
built npe1all for the fust expreiia,
"Peter Cooper." Thl. took the eye of
every boy, for It was highly finished In
a m.tsl tooktr; 'k g"M. V. H B.
The "laslde" Uhrrll.
To lag Editor at TUt Kianln. W..C i
If an automobile le going at a high
speed around a curve will the Inside
wheels or the outeide wheel, leave the
traokl fC. a.
of having a
After a t:lo hu spent a few years worshipping at the shrine, of a "self
math" man, xhc sometimes fetlt that she would be quite willing to tt-
rhange him for one that Unit math-.
A triic man nips the uHne of l.ove slowly, drinks deep but onve, and
leaves the dregs for the fools anil th, Philistines.
with me of a typewriting maotilna, a
copying preas. a day book and a ledger.
"You do not need all tho.e thing.."
advised Mrs. Jarr. "The paper dis
tinctly Say that thl. young man who
got the fifty thousand dollar, for th.
electrloal device Just Jotted 1t down In
the middle of the night."
"Well." said Mr. Jarr, "while throw
ing no bouquete at myaelt for being
one of our beat little nocturnal Jotter.,
I will aay that aomeLlmee I have great
Ideaa In the silent watches of the night.
Put when I wake up In the morning I
forget Just what they are."
"You could have a note book by the
bed arid a fountain pen," .aid Mrs. Jarr.
"Nix on the fountain pen!" cried Mr.
Jarr. "They aro hard enough to operate
In the day-light. But I could have a
pencil and a notebook, and then. If a
fifty thousand dollar Idea came to me
I wouldn't get up in the middle of the
night for any paltry five or ten thou
sand dollar Idea, you know I oould
arise and turn on the light and Jot It
down. Aa a jottlst I guess I'm some
"And wake me up by lighting the
ga.T And then I wouldn't be able to
get to eleep again? I guess not!" Mid
Mrs. Jarr. "No, I'll tell you what you
can do," she added. "You can get one
of these hand electric lights and put It
by your notebook and pencil on a
chair by the bed head."
"I'll go right now and get one," eald
Mr. Jarr, and out he started.
"Walt!'' said Mrs. Jarr. "Willie will
go out with you. For n i Know you
may be only rushing out this way as
an excuse. Take Willie with you, and
remember Ous at the corner doesn't
deal In light.."
"You can get lit up there, though,"
eugeated Mr. Jarr. But Mrs. Jarr re
plied In er opinion esloons were cen
time of moral darkness and he'd hetter
keep away from them.
(In due time Mr. Jarr returned with a
I . irt... . .
Dj ia. rreae PubUeMac Oa. (The Nr. Tort World,
THE POLICE SITUATION.
ftrntth and MUtan
A Kew Tork rut
Characters: Mr. aad Mra
US. 8. Now that you'T dressed,
Milton, you may go down la
front of the door and wait for
papa. He always Like to see his little
boy when he oomes out of th subway.
(Milton exits. Mrs. 8. rush, after
him into the hall.)
Mr.. S. (shouting) -And keep yourself
clean, Milton, and don't to Into tho
middle of the street, and don't apeak
to any .trance children!
Milton (submissively) Tw'm.
Mr. 8. (with th last atom of lone
power) And, Milton, don't touch any
dog.! You know mamma told you you
must never touch doge In hot weather.
Milton (faintly from the lower re
(Ten minute later Milton and Mr. 9.
Mr. S. (wurmb) Hello, jiapa! What
kind of a day did you have?
Mr. a. (graphically) Potton!
Milton (smufly) You mustn t say
Mrs. 8. 'beaming) That', right, mam
ma's precious. Papa's getting Just a
little careless. We'll have to scold
him. won't we?
Mr. 8. (rebelltouely) "Rotten" Is g
perfectly good word. It means
Mrs. S. (quletly)-a know, dear, but
Mr. 8. (Indignantly) If. NOT alang
It mean, treachesou. put rilled, cor
rupt Milton (suddenly becoming human)
Why don't you say punk, pop? That's
a Kood word!
Mr. 8. (changing the theme) We!!,
A man's ilea of economizing is to firm down one gas jet, ruin a fifteen
dollar panama trying to save fifteen cmts at the cleaner's, and then go
nut and tak a di ink on his resolve.
When a man wis lAOf "OOrtdrnl" iireicnttd him from aceulnfl an en
gagement u ith you, don't jump to the conclusion that Accident was a i r,
Molina. Jt is flMl as lik'ly to have been a brunette, a poker game, or a
lapse of mi mory.
I nortnlile electric fla-shllKli t of the shape
and slie of a foot length of hrootn
atlck. Maeter Willie Jarr was so Im
pressed by It that It had to be taken
from him by force. Then he declared
he wanted' one to study his lessons by
in the middle or the night.
At bedtime for several nlphts Mr.
Jarr laid out Ida SBO.OoA parnphernalla
bv tils tied, but was awakened hy no
Inspiring ideas. On the fourth n!
reached out ror tne naanngni, our i
. II. .... .i . .., Tap.
li waji Brans, Iln .b,,-hci,
to nk for It
there's every likelihood of my belni
called for the Pecker Jury.
Mrs. fl. (agitated) Wha-nt! .
Mr. H. (pompously) You see, I m on
the special jury list, and this la 0lB
to be an Important case.
Mra. S But you'll get out of tt, won't
Mr. S. 0alOW!y) 4 don't know whether
I will or not.
Mrs. S (plaintively) Put they may
lock the Jury op and It's sure to drag
for weekt. and weeks. And think of nil
the dinners I'll have to eat alone! And1 Walk on the other side!
I'm afralo to be In the flat alon at
Mr. fi.-iHaven't you cot Dell and
MIMon here with you?
Mrs 8. (scornfully) A lot of cd
Delia would dot Sh roll, her bureau
over asalnst her Mmnm n, t
night and then .loops under th mat-trees'
Mr. 8. (.oofhlncry)-Well,
going to hurt you.
Mrs. 8. (nervously) I don't
about that My goodness, what
all the stuff you read In the
nowaday. I wouldn't put It
nolle to pick oat th homos of
men who are serving on the Jury i
rob them whtl they're locked upl
Mr. 8. Nonsense! They're not
Inc for table silver and cut glass! ly
are after life annuities and chateaux tfl
Mrs. 8. (solemnly) Isn't It awfwM
Why, you know, whenever I'd coma to
a crowded crossing I'd never think of
going over until the policeman took say
arm. Put from now on I'll always
alone because I wouldn't put It
them to hare me run over on purpose
so's they could tear my diamond, off
me before the ambulance came!
Mr. 8. (seriously) It's too had dsM
thousands of square, white pollcsmea
should have to suffer for the sin of
Mr. 8. (pessimistically) I'm rant at'
one thing: I, for one, will never go M
another police parade. I've made
my mind to that! And I used to loV
those parades so!
Mr. 8. (lauirhlng)-Oh. forget it. Jsti.
nle! Milton, run around the corner and
I (jet papa a couple of t 'o-for-a-quartet
(Milton rises with alacrity.)
Mrs. 8. (nr nly) Now. don't run, Mil
ton. You might fall.
Mr. K (quickly) -Yes, you might fall
on father smokes, Milton, b carr-
(Milton fares forth In search of the
two-for-a-tuarter. Mrs. S. leans 'way
ut the window In hrr effort to see
Mrs 8. shrlllv)-Mllton! MUtonl Don't
you go near thnt policeman at the cor
ner! Ho you hear mamma. MlUnr."
dins, o girt can always console herself with the thought that it ts
"Pate" or "Chance" which keeps a man away from her. But nothing on
earth will keep a man from a iconuin' side. Dearie, if he wants to be there.
-What's the sense
"It serves about th sam. purpose
as the That's Good' of the msn who
has) played two pair aoalnat a
fiontefiniri, when a stout woman hrvomej suddenly slender, it isn't
hecause she has (inpojed of a lot of flesh, but because she has disposed of a
lot of money- fo the right modiste.
A bachelor, munl. J djjolnif nil wliLwill UVt the life of a toolflor itillt
Where 28,000 Men Found "Work.
ORIC for SS.nno men and 12.000 en I of this vear nv th- ISWM -.,
teams has been provided this hune.
year In constructing the exten- I When the system 1. rtnallv eaaasassLj
elons that are holng built by tho Oana- It Ig estimated that the cost of construe-
"I let Willie have it to play burglars ' man .-ortnern transcontinental lysians. puon will M approglmately S10S,OllSoB,
and police. ' yawned Mr. Jarr. Sir Wtlllam MacKenxle. president of the , The greatest record for construction
sai l Mr. Jarr. "That'e M I sjaoswian .orrnern, is winuru, ror me worn will be made In the province of
statement that 126,000.000 will be .pent Alberta, where 7,000 rnen and hundred,
this year In construction work west of of teams arc already at work on the
the groat lake., and In the western , branches. One of these lines will be tbe
provln -e. alone 10,000 men will be em-1 most northerly radlroad on the oimrl-
THEV KNOW NOT.
Many are itrsr.j snd rich, and w'iM
But live among their auftorlng fellow
men A If none felt; they know not wbt
Sir Donald Mann, the vice-president
and genius of construction, aa Mr Will
iam Ma oK en ale 1. tbe genius of ftnaitoa.
has announced that 1,00 mils of track
will be added to the system befsr taa aod S teams.
nent, with the exception of the Alaskan
railways, and will reach Peac Wear
landing a. an objective point. Aootka
branch to the Braxeau ooal fields Is s-
Inc rushed to completion by