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The Evenin g World Daily M a g a z i n e Saturday, October 26 ," 19 12
b". 1 1 The Modern Pyramid
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By Maurice Ketten
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( 'The Nee York worn. ) I
KBTATIMSIIED ny JOftHPH IMTI.ITZKH
ISlo'tlshed Dally Except Pin, lay by the Press Publishing Company. Not. SI lo
.i rir now. .ew mrK.
RAt,rn riTi.TTr.RR. President, .i ph now.
J ANM1H HIHW. Treasurer. S3 Park Row.
JOBBPI1 PITUTZER. Jr.. Herretary, U Park Row.
Pntered at the Poet-OffIre at NVw York an Bernnd-Class Matter.
nwtnjitmn Haiti o Tnf Krening
World for tho t'nlted Stele
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For P.naland and tha Continent and
All Countries In the International
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VOLUME M NO. n,i!ta
CAN WE EASE THE LOAD ?
(EXSIOX the sdiool teaflii-rs,"
put it to Mm Maine Tesobtn' AMOGiation:
What it to be done with the teachers who devote their livel
to inttruction at low talarirt compared M if Ml rot of living
and thrn reach the time when they inuil quitf We mutt de
file tome icheme in order that there may he luttice to a pro
fenion that I regard at one of the highett and mott important.
t We thould tee to it that tearhert who hare trrrrd thould not he
thrown out with nothing to lice on when they have patted
Jt their ttage of utefulnett.
The subject is not a new one to New York. If President Taft,
however, means that the pensioning of teachers should lie extended
to cover the whole country and even conceivably become a duty of
the national government, the question takes on a deeper significance.
Granted the high importance
rallinir. (.ranted the Kreat debt
might it not be better to pay them adequate salaries in the first place
than to set up an elaborate pension system with its inevitable attrac
tions mid encouragements for incompetents and laggards? Are not
good salaries likely to call out a better grade of teachers with more
ambition, higher ideals, greater self-respect? Are not pensions, on
the other hand, full of danger for the standards of so broad a pro
Suppose our Government, like the government of heavily taxed
European rountrics, were to assume an ever-growing burden of pen
sion responsibilities? Who is to pay? The load must fall upon
some one. Surely, even in our free land, the man at the bottom is
already burdened enough. The bushel of potatoes the farmer wrest
from the soil, the cont the worker fashions wrth his hands, bring con
stantly less and less return to their producers. At the potatoes and
the coat go their way to market they gather with bewildering swift
ness their double, triple, quadruple burden which settles heavily upon
their consumers among whom somewhere are the farmer and the
ooat -maker, forced to bear their share. Profits to the retail man,
profits to the wholesale man, profits to the railroad, profits ho the
trust, make of the cost of living a monstrous load ever broadening at
the top, ever narrowing at the bottom to concentrate its pressure
the more certainly upon the shoulders of the man benewth. Shall wo
pfle on government pensions and largess as well?
The pen-ion idea is eternally fascinating. Well meaning people
are constantly trying to persuade us how easy it is to cure all social
ills by tearing thatch from the cottage of our right hand neighbor to
mend the roof of the man on our left. The desire to do good often
carries with it a singular blindness as to where or how justly the
expense may fall. Moreover, we learn by bitter and disillusioning
experience that robbing Peter to convrort Paul is not only unjust to
Prter but in the long run exceedingly bad for Paul.
The political perils of placing heavy pension and patronage
power in the hands of changing administrations, thereby encouraging
parties to recklessly outbid each other for favor, are only too obvious.
The economic weakness, veiling itself in beneficence aid good intent,
is more subtle.
Let us do all we can for our school-toachers and for all other
workers. But let it take the form of securing to them free, open
careen, fair salaries that expand or contract In exact ratio to their
own efforts, and the certainty only that work and saving and sclf
mpect fhall not be denied their just rewards.
Tae young helret, who mutt marry only a man approved by
(toe trutteet, and then only provided he it not the ton of some
body her grandmother disliked, may be confidently expected to
do tome thing detperate.
WHO LOVES A LAWYER?
THE lawyers are catching it again. The Bull Moose candidate
for Governor of New York seornfullv o ill ft in j U'liv t In. v ii- i II
- phwhio ' iu nn t f 1 1
have none of him. "Lawyers," he declares, "if they remain too long
in practice and have too rich clients lose vision. They are so loyal
to their big corporation clients that they cannot see beyond them."
Even a candidate on the stump, supposed to love everybody on
principle, can't resist a whack at members of his own profession.
What if tho matter with these gentlemen of the bar? Unless they
find some way to make themselves popular they will presently havo
to flock by themselves. The doctor and the minister are still wel
come to supper any time. But everybody feels fidifetv when there's
a lawyer on the premises. Mr. Straus says the trouble with lawyers
IS that thev work ton lon f,
nope oi reiorm a long way off.
The most retiring ideal we recall ever having met among our
legal friends is thut of a brief career among the poorl
The waiters' ttrike it billed
with the toup on the evening of
Engage your tablet now.
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Letters From the People!
T the Cihtor Thr Ktaotnf W.irlil
Whin la Halloween"
8. n. P.
"B9Ma la One Basket."
le thr elilof of Tile EimliK World
"It he unwlae," aajeth the old pro
verb, "to place all your egga In one
beak el.' On thla paint I would dis
agree, and apeak of the Importance of
"keeping all your egga n one basket,"
Kar he who keeps hi egaa dlatrlbuted
la many, cannot give to any one of them
hie undivided attention, and when at
UiUfs In the course of our Uvea, we pass
through stormy plicea, thoae who have
many baskets to look after, aland moie
chance of losing all, than hr who has
but one. Therefore It be wiser to keep
all your egge loaether and concentrate
all .our gray matter In unite. Una that
ege i-4ket. lift eaa be compared to
iirfjr rrcilptit Tuft. As lie
and dignity of the school teachers'
the nation owes them. Still
it : ,.
in advance to begin promptly
(day and date to be announced).
"" see ---M- e
the sea, with the flah therein as the
goal. There are lota of flah In the ae.
but our need la In having the proper
material to catch ihem with. Don't try
to catch a whale with a ftih pole That'a
w-here sjMfl people make a great mis
take, (to after small Hah till yon gat
the experience neceaaary to catch a
whale. Doa'l try to take another man s
whale. For, If you do. aharks are liable
to grt you maybe not at fleet -but all
things come to thoae who grab and ire
i covetous, and sharks are alwuva awukc
I Home people get thelra before the act
i some set caught In the act -and unit,
j sometime after the act, but they all gat
sharked. Kor there la no free lunch.
When you have your whale, don't S
It turn your head. If you do you'll
have to go liack and help somebody elso
catch flah again, his la last but no:
CoDniilat. inn to ti
m HuMUlaaa t'o.
(Tl Nrw York
HOIMD I tell the children?'
I aaked Mra. Jarr, aa a scuffle
little feet waa heard on the
stairs and the volcea of the children
coming- home from school.
"Tell them what?" inquired Mr. Jarr.
"That you have gotten a ralae of sal
ary. You know Miss Serena Southworth
Swank. President of the Modern Moth
era, In her Child Culture Column In
the Perfect Ladies' Journal, advlaea us
to always oonauit with our children.
"Hhe aaya. '(let your rhlld'a ronfl
denc. Aacertaln the rhlld'a point of
view on questions that perplex you.
Thla stimulates the mental actlvlllea
of the child and also makes It i-oxnlmnt
of the reaponslblllty of the parent to
ward the child, aa well as the responsi
bility of the child toward the par
ant" What Mr. Jarr'a vlcwa were on mu
tual under si a lull UK between parents and
offaprlns of tender ane will nevor hi
kMown' for ,h 'h'Wren rushed in at
nwnwsw win, an the joy ami Man
when It knows thai If It
has done anything It should be dla
ned for the parent." are not yet awure I
'ommer. can't I have a pair of rol
'(atea- -good ones?" cried the little '
"Mine was only from the ten
-! Willie suys he's going to get a
n al bicycle, so If he gets a real bicycle
I wish we could find e shorter
phrass to sxpress the hackneyed
. term 'Crimea of Violence.' '
'Why net Just ssy 'football T'
I oan have a new pair of roller skat.-i
that coat two dollars, like Mary Handle
has, can't IT"
"What makea Willie think he la go
ln to et a bicycle?" asked Mr. Jarr.
'"CaUSC Ixzy tCavlnsky to k my ve
locipede and broke It. Hi- threw It down
the b.ioement atepa!" tH'plied the hoy.
"Anyway, I don't care. Velocipedes are
no good. I really want a motorcycle.
'huff! Chuff! Chuff! Hurt I'll take a bicy
"I haven't the money, children" he
Kan Mr. Jarr, "hut when Christmas
- No. 4
fhsmlfa I. ISIS, bv Tha Vx-. 1'unlinlunii Co. iTlw Has V 'ik World), i
HV if, as plain as tlie nose little, linger. It's a natural evolution I
on your fa c! WII.-on' 1 11
take .my money you want lo
put up on It, too. (til l. ?
Sure! Bla odds. Ten to one. i
Ye, sir; that's how auie I a:n. i
Been a Republican al! my W: my
father an, I unuidf .ther lit lore me. but
here's where I cut, understand? Here a
...i o.. i .v... nl. ...ai I .. ., I
wnara i m m o,e m i, ,,,,. ,i,,o
chajiwr mm taiih It's ..irlou.. when a
man of deep rfaOUBltt like me docs a'
thing like that, too. Ve, nlr! Hut 1
Se'Ve come to a crlals, and It s time
for men of brains to alt up and d
little thinking on their own account
Taft? Of course I won't vote for
Taft. Why should I
He ha.-u't don.-
anything, has he" You have to fVa
him credit for dolni; It In a quiet way. ihlin, do we? Hut there's hope great i we go long? cried the children,
to be eure. Ills predecessor didn't do hoie. Of course, If It were left to me 1 I "Now, listen," said Mrs. Jarr, kindly
anything either, hut lie makes such a wouldn't put a college man up. M-c 1 hut firmly, "Papa and mamma s re going
blooming rumpus over It thut the gul- like Lincoln that'a MY slie. But I i to have a little party tosethc--. They
llble are taken in Now, 1 not only guess they don't grow 'em any more. are going to the theatre and they are
think, but I also hae the courage if eh? I going to have dinner. I'oor mamma Bal
my convictions. Wo got to take what's thrust upon ; dom has any IreatH like this. Pu, ahe If
Tag, elr! I'd vote for Hebs If I thoug'it gg, go I say with that . Id chap Chaucer, ! going to have them now!"
the country woSld profit by 1t. I "The leaner of two evils. Ac." Only we I Mr. and Mrs. Jarr attired themselves
wouldn't give you a cent fur the nan go hlai one better we got three. Not In their best clothes to go out and ceh
who wants his politics made for bin. meant for wit, I asure you, my dear ' hrate their Increase of Income ly spend
I'll make my own politics If necessary! r. I've uluis known that I'm way i Ing It, which la the New York Idea it
Only In this caae It doesn't happen ;r ahead of my time In most things, an I i economy. Mrs. Jarr paused at the door
be neceaaary. . though people efslfy me ami queatlon and said:
WIIon's a good man. In my SothjnS my sanity when I express my view. "Now be good, children, Willie and
tion he'a a very good man. Of DOUrsg,
1 1 don't want to appear self-op nlonated -
I hope 1 don t strike you thut gray.
Hut you can't deny th unity's about
rng for a man like Wilson.
Hut. mind you, if prosperity DOKfl
follow his election I don't say the . re lit
Is his. No, air! We are having, this
year, bumper crops, the general condi
tion of the country I good. In spite
of the fact that thg Salamlty Croakers
say It's going to the detiinitlon how-
Whin's that von sav?
j vote for Taft when
he has left the
country In such good shape?
He,' MIS '.
my dear man, 1 don'l think J4r.
had any mora to do with It than
sr n' a r sr tf if if tf if ff ir a if t k tr if if if if f if sr if if r if r sf f
The Jarrs Nobly Live Up to the
New York Idea of True Economy.
It will be tOO cold for bicycles al
Oirlatmaa." Interrupted Mrs. Jarr. "Clet
the children what they want, my denr.
They STS food children, and, anyway, 1
think hev should know the Kood newa.
Children, your pupa Rots more money at
the office, Now don't g-o ahouMna It over
the noliihlwrhood. Of course you can
mention It when you are over playing
with the Hansle chihliren, or If Mr. Bep
ler, the butcher, atop you again and
telle you to ask mamma w hen ahe Is
Ing to pay some Mng on the bill, you
tell him to aee your papa, aa he has
plenty of money now."
By Alma Woodward
that's w nat It Is. '
It don't malic any difference who's In
the White House-take It from me.
polities is becoming a side lasuc, and i
that's " It shutild he In a great, power- j
ful country like ours. Why, I never I
saw less political enthusl.u-ni Shown
than Is shown this year. There's hardly
.. .,nr,in i i ,,.,.,.1,1 'c, ,,
n i , v
tells the surv. No market deiuesMlon!
Voto for Itoiwevelt? Not on youridon't make people jump like a alrcn
life, air! The man offera you a pnthlo'ues when you come screechln' around
of roses, and you Start to walk down the corner a mile a minute!"
It, only to find your feet a mass of
; stinging nettles! He had his chance. I
No bull ino ia In mine, thank you!
I will confess Wilson still has to
show inc. We don't kmiw much aljoul
I notice they always come 'round to
my way of thinking
At one time my friends urged me to
, become a professional politician, on ac-
count of my wonderful fervor when
panklns on ths subject. Hut r found
the game was either not remunerative
enough to support a man and his fain
tly or else It lias so remunerative that
cue was acouped ? vreftann' ami
hounded to death. tO I decided not to
J Wetl, I guesa you can see. from the
'drift of my few remarks, that Wilson's
1 my man -and Incidentally he's the next
President I haven't missed a I'resl
dentlal election In forty years and I'm
not knocking wood, eltherl
' Hold on there!" expoHtulated Mr.
Jrr. "If they hear that all tho people
I owe will 1. after me!"
"Xo they wvn't," aahi Mra. Jarr. who
knew he ways and minni-ta of ttadea
men. "They'll all be around akln me
to deal exclusively with the-m, and to
tell me that I cm run my bills aa big
and as long aa I wish. It s only when
the tradesmen think you are out of work
and haven't any money that they insist
on bUl bing paid prompuy."
' And are we rich now. Maw?" asked
the boy. "Hurrah' I'll gi out and make
faces at Ousale Kepler. He's a million- I
aire because when customera tell him
to keep the change when he delivers I
meat C. O. D. his popper takes It from i
him and p ita It In a hank to keep till I
he'a grown up, and then Quoale Hepler'a
father Is it , 'Ing to put It In the buslnesa.
Uuasie haa neatly seven dolUUf now."
"And can we have Ice cream for din-
ner every day, now we ure rich?" ask. d
the little girl.
"I think so.
dear," said Mra. Jurr,
And ahe smoothed down her ROUSS
areas as though It were the tailor made
Street gown her heart yearned for. that:
she had paid a dollar deposit on in hopo
and fear the ,ny before but which was
now to be hers and soon!
"An" I wanna coaster brake and .
Siren wntstie on my bicycle, sant t
Coaster brakes cost four dollars
.more on bikes nml siren whlst.leo cost a
dollar. 1 don't want no dlng!e bell. They
WOW, cninvren, run anil wasn your
hands and faces for dinner, and be goo I,
, ror Papa ami mamma are going out,
; esB airs, jarr,
Are you goln' to the movies? Can't
Bmma. Hehave at the table and mini
Oertrude and go bed at 8 o'clock
sharp or I'll take awy your roller
tkiitea .iii.t lileieln Iiii. I i'iili "'
"Hut we ain't got 'em yet!" oiled the
Hut pupa and mamma were gone,
THE TEA DRINKERS.
Ilrltlsh people drink more tea by far
than the people of any other country
Their average consumption la more
than six pounds per capita. The per
capita consumption In the lulled
States la leas than ntHf-tentha of a
pound. French and Qerman people
drink atlll lees.
OSOJItfM. inn. I,r The PSM Publishing Co. (The New V irk World).
LI, gall it dividid into three partt: cheek, nerve and audacity.
Modi i n life it iust a game of
hunting for husbands, and the other half dodging them.
yovclistt are tighing that romantic love it (lying out. Well, if by
'romantic love'' they mean that monster of vanity, burn of imagination,
nurtured on curiotity, and covered with a tugar-i oating of tcntiment,
which hat ruined to many livet, let it die Quickly; it hat nothing to do
with real love.
Heal love is the thing that makes
man ichen hit face it covered with shaving lather, and for a man to look
at a woman u hen her hair it in curl papcrt, and tee nothing but a halo.
After a few yeart, a hutbind never forgett to kitt his wife every
morning and evening; but by that time he would do anything on earth
to avoid a discuttion. '
A man can utually discover everything about a woman but tho per
fcclly obvious; he invariably overlook! that, in trying to find her "hidden
Of courte, every girl wantt to fir loved for her "real Ml" btf. tome
how, when a man ilwclls too lung on the beauties of her soul, she tan't help
glancing in the mirror to see what is the matter with her.
If you want advice, go to your
to tomebody eltc't husltand.
A self-made man may boast of his
her origin dark.
The Week's Wash
By Ma -tin Green.
Cnajrltflit. IBIS, bv Thr I'rms Publishing (. (The N Yak World).
El. I.," remarked the he.id pol
isher, "I aee they proved it
on Lieut. Beokar,"
"When tho Jury
Sana town to eon
g deration of tha
murder of llerm.n.
t h e laundirman,
"the cane had rc
solvid llaclf Into
a slmpls proposl
tlon. It Wiw the
truth or falsity if
Jack Rosa. In all
likelihood not an
wool d take the
word of Jack lloan under oath on the
most trivial of subjects,
"Hut In this Instanco there was un
doubtedly a lot of truth In what Jack
Rose told on tne witness stand. This
Jack Rose Is a cunning connlver, who
has been casing Ills way along throuxh
the underwoild the greater part of hla
life, He has the reputation In th Ten
derloin of being plausible enough to sell
hair restorer to John P. Itocttefeller If
4ie could only get close enough I i
"Ross put over his atory in convinc
ing shape. Much of It Aaa true. The
Jurois had to consider how much of It
was true, and It resolved itself down
" "'7 " il '"' 1"
f " wa tru a" of " w more llkd-v
to he true than false. Jack lti.se la the
inin who Started Becker on the i iad to
I the electric chair, ami Becker person
! ally picked the twelve n.en who took
; stock In Hose's atory.
"The case of Becker goes to .'how that
,v' " reputation or a policeman can
06 contaminated by association Wltll
I'eople of had character. It has lonV
been Iho contention of a considerable
number of police officers that It Is
necessary for policemen to astoClaM
with crooks, omceis of this bent of I
"llnl s"ert that It is only by associa
tion witn crook that thev can proper I v
. , lrlr
luty of apprehending
. "Becker may have had a different
I motive, put he associated with crooks.
! One of the strongest points against
him w;ls made by Frank Moss when
the prosecutor nolnte.i am tint rto.
..... " . , .
wwii our uuneo unoer a mountain of
The Man on the Road
-I- - - - i-nnririnrMVirii-irifvin -nnrwiwA
Caurrlght, I Dig, i fm l'f" PubUablai i
SK big hotel in Detroit," be
gan the chewing Kum sales
man as the crowd In the
station gathered in the
smoking ro m at Utica.
"certainly has a mob every Sunday.
They serve free wine with the Sunday
olnner, and the bunch that have heeu
eating at the 'help ycurselfs' all week
switch over to the American plan on
They don't ,Tlve you a bottle or any
thing like that, ll.it the head waiter,
a big colored man, carries around a
mecntin mird with California ciaret
anil refills vuur glass as often as yatu
catch hla ee. A dime helps uut a lot,
too, I aaw a bunch of cheap salesmen
make the awltcii one Sun.l y. and th,
dining room resembled an auction room
ech man bidding for the wine In noisy
"These men had been at the hotel all
week, but Sunday waa the flrat time
hide and tcek. with halt the icowen
it possible for a woman to kitt
if you want complimentt, go
matter J but a self-made beauty kecpt
.i.nipi- . ;io oi t' iiv .lonn r nc nrv
had bean Visited In hla home by
Becker and Becker's wife. The Beaker
conviottetl writes analn. and In ltallea,
that a nun is known by the company
A Star "Claimer." j
AVI you noticed." a!;l:e,l (ho
head polish ir, "that Senator
Klxon da Ins New Stark.
Pennsylvania, Illinois. Mi.-hi-an in.
Kansas. Maine an, I Norih.ro
"' Jersey for the Bull Moose V
"Senator Ulxon." replied the laundrT
man, "la one of our beat little clalmara.
He has claimed so much In hla brief
career as a campaign manager Hiat hit
Opponents are disposed to make light
of his loud, triumphant cries. How
ever, Senator Klxon a extromely likely
m nailing average
Claimer Improved if things keep
a I a
me moving until election.
"The average old party campaign
manager la Impeivloia to conditions
uiai uo not lit with his own hopes and
k....... i on nave lo lilt hla with the
noony Mountains to make an Impr.
" on mm. for that reus m moat
wen will not know that they hav
--"" ein.ng until the morning
after election. Nobody but a oonatl
tUtlonally blind political leader can
deny that there la a tremendous Bull
MOOIS sentiment In this town and In
this Hute and all over. Toe full
strength of It will appear only n Wl.
count of the ballots."
NOB, -aid th,. head pOUSQaf,
"that a man named (Ireiiier
came all the way from DM...
to remarry th
wife who had divorced
Well." .uhl in. i, i....
asoooioa . ' SkSSl
' " uru tfiuituns
I nil' .New York Wiin.lt
Ujey ale at the place. If m .... -n
SOS the most unattractive d. o77"umla
U,e J "er"n" "h0 oeambl.lor
their share, nd then some. The heart
waiter stood the deal pretty w.lfJ
-. but when the buJJ wemTeyor
'he limit, he got busy. He went oot
"The tableful f ,.hcap M,
Waited until all a, the table had "
ferved, the,, with the Jaunty ,r Sg
a Oheap man can assume they pol.ad
' lie 111 XI ,n.l II,
i-.. . was no
t""' l l'l. ,.,.1.. ...
... .. , .....on. me others In
o uinin. room explained mattera t
" im-meni si that the
scalier ut.i not sulTer.
Wllen I meet
th s kind of ra,i
men it mulfu
j More Hero Work. j
uKluimed of my tTSds."
Cheer up" .aid the clothing (pW
yij" have done "" tM that