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WHY SCATTER THE BLAME?
IT IS to be hoped thai BepreeentatlYa Rotidenberjr'i violent attcm)t
to turn the R0NBtMl murder ami the ginbllllf-gnfl Btandal
Into irgutnenti for restricted ftmnifntion will f nil flat.
New York City ha? a wretched tannic of murder and police praft
to unravel. Hut DOthing whatever is to lie irnined by hard WW
mrl mud-slinging in the direrLion of any race or race involved.
It is not necessary to fall back upon the "low criminal inntincts"
ft any "degraded BflfOptM rnee" nor upon the sinister workings of
any foreign WC rft society to account either for the shooting of Hcr
ntn Rofeutlial or for the police graft and corruption that the crime
fas uncovered. No Anarchists or Caniorrists or degenerate foreign
paiminnl need be dragged in to bear the blame.
Gambling is as respectable an Anglo-Snxon vice as any wo know
tat, Our Knglisli forefathers have always been deep in it and further
tack our Qertnank ancestors in the Bhine forests gamMed away thoir
Heidi and their wives and their own jiersons with n zest that scandal
iaad even the Jtoraans.
Abuse of power for pivket-filling purposes is also a habit which
jeexy nation has developed to a nicety without outside help. Murder
for revenue or to shut somebody's mouth has been common enough in
the annals of all races. Gamblers the world over are notoriously free
artth their gtins. HiriD of assassins is known in every country.
Beriling the race of the men who are believed to have killed
Rosenthal is a silly waste of time. Tt neither fixes tho blame nor
remedies the wider evil involved. Let us not wrong law-abiding citi
rasns of any Tacc by condemning them wholesale for tho crimes of
Moreover, it is perfectly clear that graft and corruption in the
New York police have sprung np among men who, whatever their
ancestry, are undoubtedly Americans. In the present plight of New
.York the duty of city and nation is to try to fix what is wrong at
heme not to fix blame abroad.
LKT ALL to whom the summer has brought, is bringing or is yet
to bring the joy of diddling the wily fish from pond or stream
do honor to this the natal day of Izank Walton, father of
the sport. Born Aug. 9, 1593, the honest shopkeeper who saved bis
money until he was fifty and for the next forty years went fishing
ia peace and "great content," has counted his devoted followers and
disciples by millions. "The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's
Bacreation," first published In 1063, and since reprinted times without
amd, is aa fair a title to fame as any man need ask.
As Charles Lamb said: "It might sweeten a man's temper at anv
time to read the 'Compleat Angler." Many a man has found sweet
nesa for his spirit and rest for his body who has followed the book's
irresistible counsel and "gone a-fishing."
Parts of the old volume mako quaint reading to-day. Tender
saesvted readers have shuddered at the ancient angler's cheery notions
about live bait, aa wtien he recommends the dressing of a frog wit!:
hook and wire, needle and thread,
MS his a lacuoA you lor-ed aim.; that is. harm him as little
as possible that as may live the longer,
tor advises a perch for catching pike
bona vi r the perch U the longett Merit fish on the hot,!;.
It was this that made Byron wrilo
Angling, too, that solitary vice.
Whatever soak Walton sings or says.
The attaint, old, cruel eooonvb in hit gullet
Should have a hook, and a email trout to pull it.
After all, seventeenth century folk had Uttle thought for animal
Buffering. The Puritans themselves were charged with being enemies
of bull or bear baiting "not in pity for the bull or bear, but out of
apite and envy at the pleasure of the spectators." He w ould be harsh
indeed who could wish to indict old Izaak Walton for worse than
having doubled the delight of the most idle, peaceful, soul-satisfying
ALAS, poor Boston! Wo remember it well. What have they
done to it?
A distinguished artist of international reputation who has mad.
feefightful etchings of the streets and parka of New York and mam
Other citic went to Massachusetts to make a series of "01.1 Bwtoi)
Ifcatchee." After three days lie is back ''without a Mtuieli on nil
"I walked around the Boston streets," says the artist sadly, "1
went all over the town, but could find nothing to sketch. It is all to
terribly flat. There are no vistas. 1 went to the Back Bay. but
there was nothing. The bridges are all low and uuinteresting. ThcM
ia nothing big, nothing out of the ordinary."
Poor old aunken Hub! Let the artist take bis blackest, broadest
lruh and paint a slice of flat, impenetrable darknes. We shall know
he did his best it's Boston!
TOO much Johnson! He is a superfluity, The Bull Moose can
need no icc!
Curbing the Tongue.
HIT 1.1,-1! r,
iwi t ii vtii "An.v
illxlaiatanil aitu n aana-
feat word umu.'
"Not . BIT dMi,' HUlM Ok MllWt
fcostesd. "For ruaM. it rou v u. u-l) mt
wki i.Md fiat od tt. imju ihat wo.sd bi
otaw nr. mi but if roa rr t. tell km u In
my flat on Mm pUIo iliil ooiiur
"Sut Mould iia ton oliU- I." i-onif n.tt jiliit
Maim out to ou llav that," prjti.a lUa luul
Oa. CMcaao I'uai.
j,T" Hi;h: k lot of Ium, rral Iniuor, to
I ba foua.l on ualtWIrl'la." aalil (jr..
Nalaon A. Mi r. a. a SiUtr -wo rieti-
SRJ, "I RtfwB.M-r tlia taaa of a , tatital .. .
mm SMlO taut. f
Naw York COBd-ClM
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For Urn eland and the 'm""1' y
All Conn-tHee In the International
On Tor ""
Is UMi ratrtaj Ujf MtSJMUatlai inrri! a
Mloiitd nk, tba- tnd. tumt -n n al.l.
Skid 'SSS . Ii"i to ilia Ut, a:.
VZWSa Iff .uir trar fiiardr'
" stlshMat haaelM
Thau p half iin worat boraaa, aii.'"
PiP tlaj attfftj i . '
An Idle Threat.
TI1KN ," I
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I'M vrf..ally. "l-ian re
Aid f..r in hatad rttajr"
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Mf "wl mm iii Ami ii Vflfnar bJi'i.
tMhU .1 .,ii,r m.l l. ,l fall ituni;1"
l-iar, t tnta lila ,-a,lt,. at (ha lull , at W
ilriwrtwl iml, a ULKktiai lau-li. Itut iUh Vaiii'l
ful uirl uaa lu.l alanonl. sin- kuaw lia Maid
uawr .air) out tu .i,,iu. ,.n. fuv.,. i,. .
O-at lia naitr lia I fin ,, uri latX . .ai.
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CuBjKtgMi ISIS, to Tin, lrfaj I'ui'iuiiiu 0
(Tlia Hi ,,rk Worl.li.
11. J.Utll Kavo it nlanrr un tho
ntri-i't ainl at tin- fiiitu wlrulowa
of Ills Mat. In that RMtlfll
VMfflOS Mr. Jarr wan OOPSOtOUi Hint
every lady In th blo. k. with tlic im
li!r i-.-cptlon of Mrs. Jnrr, wnii look-
inn mit spaa Hi iiiuy lafoMat or iiar-
Mi nr., baiow- ihs ehlltfrta plsytaa 1,1
in atrssts, ths psddlsrs oryttuj tiiHr
.lan-H. tln iriiili'HiniMi. hmltiirH. ranvas-
fi, i- man an.i what-not sjolaa ni ami
II the liuafinnit stain, like an mil
nr. jarr i net noting tht sratehmii
liivlnir eft nf li In lirlilp upon him or tb
tttabts many. dedCtd Softly Into Urn.',
with that praoUsSfl lltedsn illaipi.eai-
anoo which ii known n "tho marrlsil
matt' I getaway."
as nyatirytag and madon fllsappsar-
anos aot is .i.ne attsr this Rsaimor, Ths
psratOf SjiVSa a quldk (flnnr.. riKht and
1,-ft wltlinut iimvliiK ksad Of body, And
taaa, wltk eulok stdswajra stop, he
paaees throuph tin- fwinrtna serosa halt
ilinra ot 11 inlo.in without MSBtlai
eltht.r t.i opi-n or olftSS taSQI,
Nor do ftl dOOM, that otlierwlsp swnv
ami awln( to the Ughleal tourh, vlftruta
"His frloncts usad to look up to
him. Now svorybody looks down on
"That's right. Ho usJ to bs a
stcsplojack, and now ht's a wll-dlggsr."
or ahudder. The apoTOtor inaklnr "thrl
married man'a getaway" ha- VSnlShf d I
and there Is no sign of how lie has
gone. Tho thing la Sir atoms and un
canny. Keller and Thurston have en-
CoiTlrh'. 1IU2, bv Tile t'raaa l-iitillllnf O.. ITha New York WsSM,
"Mrs. Tommy Atkins."
(With No Apologies to KIpllnK.)
WENT tia'o a ihureh last night at me-"k a meek eouM be;
And lo. the preacher rose and aimed hit sermon straight at ME!
And u'fcilr he railed of womankind 1 smiled behind my fan:
For, said I, "We nuiy be DREADFUL, but we're good enough for MAX!"
Oh. it's Woman this and Woman that, and "ll'onuin i' to blame!"
(Hemembcr, baik in Eden, shifty Adam said the same!)
It's "Woman's clothes!" and "Woman's u-ays!" "ller hats, her heels,
It s "Woman, lt'omon, WOMA!"And I'm tired of the talk!
It's "The H otrtfln tPilS the Nerpcnt s Tongue," wh-n poets wUU the flail.
Or "The Female of the Npeok-s," for more deadly than the male!
It's "The llobblf-skirtcd Horror," luring men to sin and debt.
It s the coin and wily "Vampire" or "The Strong-armed Suffragette!"
r.ihaw! It s Woman this and Woman that! "The IVoman frmpted
Itut it s, "Oh. forgive me. ASC.EL!" when they're waking from a spree.
It's the "mannish modem icomnn," or the "silly, frilly" one;
But its "(lod bless home and MOT11EU!" when they want their
cooking done I
It'i the "stroking, peeking woman." never known to work or think.
It s the "nagging, ragging woman." driving patient men to drink.
It's the 'rnmblinn, gambling ttw n." spending all her husband's cash
It s the "ghoulish, elubbtsh woman," letting hubby live on hath.
Oh, it's lt'oman fhis and Woman that, and "Lord, I didn't do it!
iienold. the Wo wpp lured me on-!" or else, "She drove me to it!"
It's It'omon here and Woman fhere, Man's burden all through life!
Hut when they get a toe-ache, it s "Oh, v here's my little wife!"
Xow, we aren't all plaster angelt, and it's lurky that we're not,
As long at we must Hue leilh if EX (a rather earthy lot)!
We may have our faults and foibles, but if all vour taunts were true
Mill, don't you rain ice sflll should be Quite good enough for YOUf
Oh. it's Woman this and Woman that, and "Left reform her, quick!"
Hut it's "Ministering AXUEL!" ii'tiii thiy're down and out and sick.
It's it i,i,i, in fcprp ftj) Woman there, and "Ware the siren's snare!"
But if Man gets into Heaven, fustic Wuww OOT him there!
' (Tlia MS Turk WorM
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Mr. Jarr Camps Upon the Trail
of a Bona Fide Harlem Ghost
dOaVONd to duplicate It upon the stage,
hut H la beyond the arta of wlaardry
Well. Mr. Jarr had made "the mar
ried man's gt'tawwy," and In the wink of
an eye had been translated from the
By Robert Minor
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bUS, teeming Harlem atreet to the coo:
and quiet, the tiled and mirrored In
terior of UtM'a man trap on the corner.
"Sh-a-sh!" cried Uus In a sibilant
Mr. Blavlnirky, the glazier, wan lean
ing against the bar In an attitude of
strict attention. Mr. Bepler, the
butcher, his usually ruddy face drawn
and pale, was taxing on Mr. Jarr with
wide open eyea, hla resemblance to hla
dull nitted son, Qussle, being most
market), now that awe had filled his
gaze with childish terror.
"Was It you?" asked Qui, In a whls
per. "Say, was It one of them lmpraili
cal chokes of youra?"
llafferty, tn builder, who waa stand
ing on tiptoe with bot) of his hlg hand
.-hitching at the bar rail, cleared his
throat, and settling back on lUa fret,
"It's a dictagraph. Gui. that's what
It la." he said.
'Them tlilnga that plays nonga an i
music?" asked Giu. "No! Mine wai
broke and I gave It to my brothe;
Meyer's little boy up In the Hronlx."
"Dictagraph, not phonograph," laid
RaCSTty, "1 tell you, men, nobody'i
safe these days! Hut what can I do If
a building UtSpOOtor sends his brother
In-law around to sell me long Islan I
real estate? Am I to have every perc'
of masonry In my f.iiindatlnna eon
demned becauae 1 won't make an Invest
ment that's bound to double In a few
"Oh, pshaw!" said Mr. .Tarr, but h's
voice was pMched in the low, cautious
tunes of the reat. "If Anybody wante l
to cut.-li you with a dictagraph, Ra. -ferty,
they'd put It In your office."
"Office!" snorted Itafferty. "Wh.u
ofTic have I got except the port ah I,
watchman'a shunt v with nothing In It
hut a drawing table for the blue prints'1
That ahanty la moved around on every
job of building 1 get. No, TllKV know
where I bring the building Inspector's
brother-in-law. THEY know where h
meets me. It's here 1n Oua'a In tho
forenoon, before lu Is up snd only
Elman, and him half asleep. Is on the
"flssshr" cried the rest.
A peculiar choking sound that seemed
to come from nowhere waa now aud
ible. 'Thay ain't got anything on me," said
Qua stoutly but In a low voice. "I ptp't
slipped a cop so much aa the price of a
chowder ticket to the Benevolent Out
ing. I pay my duea regular to t.v
Liquor (Dealers' Aaaodatlon."
virtuous Indignation, knowing he w
safe, now animated Gus.
"If any of you dlctergrafts ia aroun
my place I'll kick you out!" he cried
A low mocking laugh, muffled. an1
aa though coming from remote envwros
itienrath the feet, waa the anawer.
What little hair Gua had atood on end.
"It's a hex. a vitch!" he declared, and
his vulce and hand ihook In unison1.
CfSajTS asssj h
klDSt faVMAIMT MM JIMML
Corerllht. 1011. bj Tlit I'rraa MSjaSBj Co. tTha Ne fork World). .
No. 34. MME. DE SEVIGNE, the "Adorable Widow."
ECAtTRK a certain French
hts sword Okrough the body of a certain marquis, before the mar
quis was able to do the same thins to the chevalier, the s;ay world
of I'arla acquired a new Idol 1n the form of the "AdoraMa
Widow" Marie de Rabutln-Chantml de Sovlsne a woman whose list of
conquests read like the herald sonoU of France's nobility.
She was the daughter of the Baron de Chantat. When she waa a dMld
her father waa alaln la battle, after comlnp safely through at least twenty
duela. Left an orphan, the little plrl was brought up by her wise uncle,
the Abbe de Coulange, who had her educated aa were few girls of her cen
tury. Before she wns fifteen her tutor, Olllee Mennge, fell In love with
Yinr- an1 ahn ..ImI.J 1,1m In a., nftnl .nl Inlf Inn n tn.hlnn (, a f. mv. hln,
i , i . nuM ,-,,, lojgicu , , , in ,1, m , ,,,,, nun j , ,. , , ,-,,., s .
with a belief that she had regarded hla ardent iiroposal as a mere Jeat.
A little later her coualn, Buaey de Rabutln, Joined the ranks of her
adorers. He too waa rejected. But he continued to love her throughout
bis life end to come back ot regular intervals to try to shake her resolution
not to marry him.
At eighteen she met Henri, the Marquise Scvlgne, a swa.-bhuckling, spend
thrift nobleman, with a tiandeome face and with no henrt-cortalnly not for her.
She loved him madly. It woe the great love of her life. Nor could his neglast
and Infidelity destroy that love. fhe and De, Hevlgne mere married. Hussy,
learning of his old sweetheart's 1)1 treatment, begged her to divorce De Sevlgne
and marry htm. She refused. Meanwhile the young husband
had set Industriously to work at s.ii,ind ring his young wife's
fortune. It was a large fortune, hut he had almost succeeded
In his task of throwing It away when. In Ml, he quarreled
tv!th the Chevalier d Allien over a woman wjth whom both
men were enamored. There was a duel ind De Hevlgne was killed.
After a period of retirement the twenty-six ye.ir old widow came with Iter
two little children t,i Parts. And at once she found h.iself the belle of the
Krench capltcl. Her drawing rooms were crowded with the foremost nobles
of Europe. Men of exalted rank knelt before her. entreating her to marry them.
Among her boat of suitors were the Prlnoe da Contl, Marshal Turenne, the Duko
de Knhan and the ever-adoring Busay.
"Her woe re are legion," writes a chronicler.
But Mine de Hevlgne had had quite enough of mauled life. Hhe refused
each and every offer. Duels were fought for her. Princes vied for her favor.
Vet even In that ern of dissolute living no breath of scandal touched her name.
Only once again does she seem to have cared foT any man. Kouquet, Superin
tendent of Finance, was one of the moat attractive .mirth ra of LoutS XIV. He
wss openlv in love with Mme. de Sevlgne. And when ho was arrested for Lraft
nnd his papers were seized a number of love letters from her were said to be
found In his strong box. But the devoted Busay once more went to the front In
hla loved nne'a behalf and forced from the authoritlea a declaration (whether
true or not) that the letters contained no word of love.
Meantime Mme. de Sevlgne's eon and daughter had grown up. The son waa a
weak, uselesa aort of fellow, w ho tried his feeble best to , arry on his father's
Interrupted task of squandering Mme. do BevlKne'f money. The daitRliter was of
little more worth than the aim. But Mme. do Hevlgne fairly worshipped her.
It was a case of sublime mother love whl.li was very mildly
returned, if returned at all
The daughter married a noble named De Grignan and
apent aa much time aa possible away from her mother. And
for these long absences the literary world Is deeply Indebted.
For, while mother and daughter were parted, Mme. de Hevlgne used to write
hundreds of letters to Mme. de Grignan. These letters were miracles of style,
cleverness and historic Information. They wctc saved, and In later ye ira were
published. They were stlU eagerly read nnd have passed Into deathless 1 1 sales.
Through them Mm, de Hevlgne's name haa become Immortal.
In 1696, when she was seventy yeara old. Mme. de Sevlgne fell in with
smallpox, while on one of her rare vlslta to her daughter'a caatle, and died
Conniffn. lttz, hj The I'raaa Pubhabtsi Oo. (The New York World).
t6SWhat it the advantage of dipping a razor in hot water before
tdlWhy is a flash ot lightning sometimes straight instead of forkadt
SflS-rWay is the gallery of a hall or theatre hotter than the ground
?ti.O How does paint 'preserve woodt
270 If your finger is moistened and then held up to the air why dow
It feel coldt
I1CHE questions will be answered Monday. Hero arc replies to Wednes
Ml (Why are some surfaces brilliant and others duHT) Ttll sur
faces that reflect light axe brilliant. Those that absorb light nr.- dull.
a3 (Why ar.i stars brighter seen from hls-h mountain tops than
from a plain?) Atmosphere absorbs and dlmlnlshea llu-ht. The llghi of ftnrs aeen
from a high mountain top has leas atmosphere through whl.-h to pass than uin
seen rom the plain below.
385 (When a ship la sailing away why are the nails VtsMs after the hull
vanishes?) The earth being round the curve of the sea hides tile .hull from view.
'JM 'Why are hawks and eaglea able to see from such Immense distances?)
They have an eye muacle which enables them to flatten the cornea by di awing
back the crystalline lens of the eye.
26S (Why are the edges of clouds more luminous than their centres?) They
are thinner at the lges than at the centre snd tiie light thus passes through
the edges more readily.
The May Manton fashions
vrs ' . i. S ' ' . M
Pattsrn No. 754ft Five-Gored Skirt for Mutes
and Small Women, 14, IS and 18 Years.
' a SWSSB ri . r. i-, li, u ni'iu.i' .i i ,, .A . . f.lbUiU,
BUIRGAU. Donald Building, 100 Weet Thlrly-seiNo.id etreet (oppo
site Otmbel Bros.), corner Math avenue and Thir:y-aecond atreat.
New York, or sent by mall on receipt of tan 'tnta In coin oa
stantfia for each pattern ordered.
IMPORTANT Write your address plainly ami always snechTy
else wanted. Add two cent Cor latter traalage it .Da hurry, f
aa m ft
chevalier, in 1M1, succeeded In drtstaej
.as,aaa. . . - - - - rk.-fa-fs-y-ijxja..
UK plain gored
xklrt Is ilwa
liiahlunahlo, gal -
Ways needed. This oca
Ik aqUSlly well adapted
to tlte OOat null, to the
Indoor dress and to
Wamr with imI.1 waists.
The seams give slender
lines lo the figure and
provide perfect fit, anu
tne front can lie lapped
over pe side goTeS lu
pinel styl or simply
s.ani, ,1 to them as
preferred, bun t a i
panel Sffeot is smavrt
un,l pensralty liked. Iii
tlio Illustration the
siurt is Lrlmnted with
huttiuiH. un. i buttons
will b- used as trlni
nilng ihrouKliuut the
autumn. They can b
arranged alter the
muiiiier Illustrated or
in any amy that mav
NUlt the fancy. The
natural and the slight
ly raised waist lines
lire e,iu!ly fashionable
an I t ils skirt can be
finished lu either saav
There are live gores
ban the skirt la eu :
10 the tig), line it Is
Hi-rangcd over a belt
Which n.-ts as a stav.
whin It Is .ut to tho
natural line it is
Joined to thS belt. The
-liming Is maJe Invisi
bly at the left side
The quantity of ma
terial required for to
1 B-J oar -Ize la R C
yards ;T or 8 j.s
yards ? ' or 1 1 Inches
wide unen the mate
rial has figure or nap;
: ll-H yards 1 7, yards
BS nr 9 it-1 yards 4 1
Inches wide when the
material has neither
Mgur., nor nap. fE.
Width of the skirt at
the low edge la v
Pattern Sin. Tfiia K
i-Ul In slisa for misses
of 14, IS and ID years.
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