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By Maurice Kcttcn
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Published Dally Eaeept Bundey by the rr Publishing Company, No.
a park How, Ntw York.
RALPH PTTI, IT7.BR, Prtnia.nl. 1 Par Rvew.
J. AMIUH SHAW. rreasursr. rrt now.
JOWKIMI PTUITZrOH. Jr
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try. a Park
Kntrd at th l'nst-Offir at New Tork es flecond-sTleaa Mstter.
Subsrrlptlon Rataa to Th Kvning
World for th fnltd State
Por England ana tha Contlntnt aaa
All Cnvntrle In th Inlaraatlonal
Ona Taar 1ST
On Month II
On Month, i
The Evening W o r 1 d Da i 1 y Magazine, Sat urd ay, N o v c
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VOLUME A3 NO. 18,713
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iBALL W rervr fh Uhrisraiaa tarm downwiwr .irs. dci-
mont. for fiample, says the indiscriminate and extravagant
amrut frt prtsonts at Christmas by working girli, specially
wiien they take up collections a kind of obligatory tribute to head
uf dspartrosnt, ia an expens the girla can ill afford. So far she
ia right, and Wf hope her "Spiur." a ihc calls young women who
have oourago to ttland out against petty and meaningless holiday
graft, will hold firm. Everybody known that a vast deal of Christ
inas giving i prompted from something that ia no moro "the epirit
of kiwllinesa and gem roaity" then ia the rmissle of a gun.
Still when it romes to forming Socictica for the Regulation of
Christmas Benefice, wo can't help aympethizing with tho one lone
girl who dared to say that inch a league ian't neceaaary and that
"girli with common sense can uae their own judgment and give a
they aee fit."
That Christmas is a burden and an undue tin upon many people
and purses ia true. Yet about the giving or withholding of gifti
mere ia something so peculiarly personal and intimate that we should
prefer to put up with many abuses rather than see the whole custom
reduced more than ever to cut and dried rule and agreement. The
satisfaction, even in the amalleat giving, that comes from a aenae of
omplcte personal freedom, judgment and initiative ia somehow a long
way from club and campaign of reatraint and protest. Chrietmas,
u-irh its plana, its problems and its pleasures, i something concerning
which every one should be left at least the illusion of hia or her own
complete independence and privacy.
In various ways, however, Christmas ia being brought up to
date willy-nilly. Already the bug experts have decided that Christ
msa tress are full of moths, germs and what not, and this year mill
ee a heavy embargo on this good old feature of the holiday seaion.
We note also that the middle South is amaaed at the sudden failure
of the demand for rhe beautiful mountain galax which used to be
the favorite green for Chrwtma wreaths and decorations. Tho
harlot te (N. C.) Observer laments that, whereas last fall Northern
florists took from two North Carolina counties 125,000,000 leaves for
which they peid the gatherers $50,000, this year "aomothing has hap
pened. The galax season is wall advanced and so far not a ainglo
order has been received." It is feared that fickle fashion has mado
tha magnolia leaf from tho far South the new favorite and "this
ttnlooked for situation has caused a foaling almost of despair" among
the mountain gatherers of galax.
Holiday customs most take their chances along with the rest
A new florists' fad may bring a sad Christmas to a whole country
Mda. Will it make the city folk one jot the happier?
THE SAINTS ARE STILL WITH US.
IHANK Heaven, the world can not yet do its work wholly
nrnout faith and sentiment.
Uigg'njJ sewer M surely a prosaic business. Yet to-day
tha people of a little town in Sicily arc proudly enshrining in their
tiny churuh an $800 statuo of St. Joseph sll because a Brooklyn
contractor put through a lough job of sewer building in our neigh
lioring borough without mishap!
lho newly completed 3.000.00ft newer system for Richmond
Hill, which wai dedicated thin week, includes an inverted siphon
which had to be built under the big ten-foot water conduit which
mpplios all Brooklyn with drinking water. When the Italian con
tractor raacbad this part of the job and renlised what a Lreak in
the water conduit might mean, chills run down his spin.'. "J,
prayed lo St. Joseph on my knees Wide a little construction shack
Ihtt I might finish this section of the sewer without secident," ho
told the Borough President. And when tho work hi.d been con
scientiously done he honored the Mint In the little home church
..crofs the acas. A pleasant story of a good workman and u fine,
And to show that even a aewer miiv lie ,n.,i .. :m. .....:
and feeling. Borough President Connolly had un inspiration and!
christened the system bv pouring a onarl of champagne into o,u. 0f
MSJ mannoie! I t no one call m n heartless people!
v .'V ; tf rv - i m z ' if his
IHSTfeAD OF TlloTTlHfr HORSCS -WHY
MOT TuftnteYTROT ?
FO THOROUGH fcft 60 CLASS
MlL STYLy fk !lsW mmW J SPORTS
HEAVY WClCjHT CLASS CLAbS .
I opjrtfhi. to Tl Cm. IhiblKhin On. (Th N York E,m(n World).
HE mot brilliant oftcr-dtnner stories" ore thosr wgeniout and
plauiiblr one that a married man invrntl on the icay home.
Marriaoe is the mirw le that tomftimrs hanae a Mf from a plrature
into a tUtW, uiti a lie from a luxury into a uit e$ity.
Lore in like appendicitis. A man may suffer fraai it or ninths. iHfi
out kiuiuitiu uhnt is the. matter Kith him, until somebody explains it to
hxm with a i hart.
There are lots of new fads in religions; but the same old follies are
as popular as ever, and the styles in sin never change.
When a man asks his uife's pardon for hm trig shattered one of her
eherished illusions, he aets as though he hod merely broken a tea cup, an4
expected her to say: 'Don't mention it! Have another cup of tea."
A uoman seldom thinks what she is saying; a man seldom say ichat
he is thinking; but a fool never think anything mithout toying it.
When a woman ha lott her grasp on love,
"cause;" a man embrace a fad or an affinity.
she embraces religion or a
it i merely the inability to afford silk hosiery that makes many a girl
abnormally modest in crossing a gutter.
Kowaaays, according to the popular conception, the
filled with either champagne or gasoline.
"Fount of Joy"
The Week's Wash
By Mt-tin Grttru
1912, by Th Pre Publishing (V. (Tbsj Now Tork Etentnt Wortd).
OOKS aa though :ho fellow
who re trylns to l8 our
parka have mado a good lrt
In tha direction
of building a ta
dlum In Cenlral
W "W Wat i
mmH -. ' 4 BBBWiTBBl AT mT ST W SB
ie. .-mm a in
jLetters From the Peoplet
sasa. IsZiLuZ SI"' I 2!SSSW w" w can Ulsy bs
ft Sto BSIIar of Thr Sii!m W,., . I
What would b the rorre.t coHt for a
room anS hi attendant at un alter,
noon wddln (4 o'rkxk) and would a
Tuacdo br. pinltblT
O. a. Kllaabath. N. J.
A frock coal or a cutaway coat annul!
ba worn. A "Tuxado" ahuuld never tt
worn bafora I r at.
Mr Mall, MMk.ti...
To th. BJSMM Tb Kiui( Woikt:
What I tha addiea of the Comml.
loner' offlo ot tha Buraau of Vjfhi
aa4 MaiauraaT J. N.
IIswj A boa I B.r.f
To r.ii'.i. ..f Tin Ki.tiiv Work):
Will Mm, expertenrad reader frt m
oannite information In rcrd lo
"n" t hat Pom- Ai
murh Im.her? Wha, lime L, meSI ittit' i
10 h'ln renr.nit them. c? 1 fee!
ur (hi. win laiarasi quite. few pom.
muter. K K N
To 'h, K.i ,f Tlrf K kk WorH
Cn a rouple re.lrllna In New Tork
city b narrlsa in isvw jor.v vlthoul
havlrn llc.BSSt AI. a thev l.e
marrte.1 In New York Sute hut oui.M
the SU limit w:t',uiii a Ikaua.T A. K
Tu 'lr Bdllnr n Th. K. it WotUI
1 thr any tlsttasttea mad In re
rard le the creel of the rniti4 S ute'
Prrdnt? m 0.
ii ci-m r.i 1 a jui (to.
Vnrk Flw 1 Wurlil.l
VKKYROLiY applauded when It was
announced mat the Intellectual
r(lr ninild he.nn hy (aa an
nounced) "an execution of ('nopiu by
Mr. Percy PlnkHnajer," that petted, hut
unpaid planmi of Modern Miilhera and
other worn, n' club to which Mr.
Jair and hr filenu helonse 1.
Thai l, thay all applauded but Mr.
Jarr e Uncle Henry, who wan bewildered I
anil utilize! that o many people could
be alltlng aiound In their, a he SB!
preayed It. ' Hun. lay cl ithen," on a hHsht
uay In Hit' mi Idle of the week, when
their wu much work to he done.
"It maii m fairly narvou!" aald
Uncle HSIIIVi "To see u lot of grown
people !tlln' around lu-e tula, a-saaam'
and itvauraln', when ituhhle la to be
plowed and lireah burned and cow
aeltksd and n red and iuv wood put.
They talk about the h'Rh MM) of llvtn'l
Why saouldn't It be high when hulf the
peopl In the I'nltcd Statea uf Ainericu
I I eltt tig around In fine StStBSS putting
j 011 alia und nut ddn' a tap of work?
1 "If I could have that teller at the
phmn box for a day or two, graiiMn" up
null oak In the new clearln'. or cleaiiln'
irOUnd the barn and spreadln' fertllUer
And tmets lleTiry SlapPSd his knee IB
nJo-ment of the mental picture of o
DlSty's pet planUt In blue or brown
denim overall and roarae muddy boots,
pitching logs in and out ot a farm
"Oo on! That's a dear!"
"Yea, don't be cruel!"
"Isn't he mean?"
Theee and other feminine protesta
tion around Mr. PlnkDniCer and th
pitnu aroused uaole Hsary from hi
reverie, it would eem that Mr. Pink
finger was pouting.
"I have been Ignored! I will not play!'
cried Mr. Plnkflnger petulantly. And he
drew a pair of yellow gloves out of the
tall pocket of hi l.rald bound, iluii.t)
The Jarrs's Uncle Henry Sees a
Poor Piano Brutally Pounded
frock coat and elapped the piano right
In the face.
It waa apparent that Mr. Pinkftncer
wa on the verg of tar. The yellow
glovea indicated that lie was dressing
for the etreet
Whereupon the whole assemblage of
women coaxed and pleaded with the
petulant pianist. They assured him
thay would grieve unapaaksbly if h did
not charm them with Chopin.
"Chopin la too robust for me, to-day,
even hla nocturne!" moaned Mr. Ptnk-
finger. "But I will endeavor to com
pos my own emotion by playing a
bcrceuae of my own Thlatladown
Athwart th Moon?"
"How wat of him! How lovely!"
guahed all tha ladle.
In the Hospital
or at Home?
Todors Say he tomer is better.
A Wonderful 15-Y ar Record.
w-O you know wast solenttftc die- ter.ie.1 organs.
UraitrlM have done for your
health and life during she 01
fifteen Out of dosena of uch
dteceveiies made In that dcad an I a
half, here ayw a fvw o( U moai un
pottan:: KAHirM-l'sed In heaHnf many kta
ISAJaAHIA OSRMB-Plret step
ward Hndlng a cur for n a. aria
AKE.PTIC aUROEBY-lnaur ng rhe
baallr.g of ivounda b Hrt Intention.
TYPHOID SKRUM-Olvnig lininuirliy
fro n typhoid fever
HBNlNOITia 8DR "M Reduces the
mortality of ihta forn.arly fatal dla sa
t ha polaonous germs tha. produce old
X-UAVa-la tha xplors4n o. th lu-
MAFK ANAKSTHETIC -Mak ng pejg.
operai.on kSreMfora ui. heard of.
OROAN TKJUmjUAllTATIOM - b
dlsea.ej organs are replaced by
BOIL BACTF.RlA-linaV !ng faim,r,
to turn barren vll into fertile
ElOENlC8 Influence of he:elltyfi;t
ludld with Intell.genc.
"WVt 1 the matter, deareat?" asked
th mother of a mall glr; m hgd been
dlacovered crying In the hall.
"8omflng awful'a happened, mother."
"Well, what la It, wcet heart-"'
"My dVoll-hatv got away from me
and hrnked f'Mi In the pantry. "--Lip.
i , r iiiiiiiin
"How did you get a chanca to pro-
1 pose aftar her father forbad you
"On, w oallad an extra session on
, the front stops."
i.T the home can no longer
ronnpete wltti the hoapital In
the earn of the sick 1 evi
dent from the liicreaalng
demand throughout the oun-
try for hospitals of every type. In
INI there were gpproxlni.itely i.tf)
public and private honpltul In th
I'nlted unites. In Win the number of
these Institution had Increased to
nlMHit 7.'lfl. There fore) while the fear
of entering I he hospital for any serious
purpose Is still lSf t th.M.' figures show
that the prejudice against hospitals Is
dluiluUhltig rapidly. It muy lie In
teresting to rompars the atatus of the
hoapital orid the home In Ihe preantl
eptlc period and to-day, lays the
Journal of the American UedlCSj Asso
ciation. Nothing better Illustrates the great
SSBBSBUs Importance of the hospltsl
than the (M-currence of typhoid In the
home Without the hoap'.tal It may be
estimated thait an attack of typhoid of
ordlnnrv severity would cost the work
IhB man not less than Added to
this are the difficulties encountered In
efficient nursing and the exer.lss of
necessary precautions to limit the dls-
ise to g single member of the family.
I especially If the home Is crosded or
Insanitary, Likewise with many other
diseases SUth as tuberculosis, smallpox.
1 nicnlng. tin. eryatpelaa and pneumonia.
niont of these are communicable, all
re preventable, and the early removal
of rhe Infected peron from thi home
to th hospltsl Is essentlsl to protect
Th black death, whleh vlsltad Lon
don In the four'eenth century, I now
merelv of hlntnrlc Int. -st ; yet- It re
minds us of a period when ther wre
ne hoepltals, no building la whlea th
plague-stricken could be separated
from Uie hea'thy, no eclentlflo phy
sicians, no trained nurses; In abort, no
effective means whatever for combating
a scourge whk'h terrinod a people for
Is year, and according to the chron
icler Heckler, paralysed morals, religion
and education, and resulted In a col
lap of civilisation which continued 10
he felt rot- generation.
A review of epidemic of bin I. ilath
and cholera emphaalsea. If no Mi In
more, the great Insurance valu of
hospitals. New condition and new
habits are capable of producing new
disease., and the great Influx of a
foreign element, especially In our lrge
manufacturing centre, .honld stimulate
rvM-y effort toward adequate equipment
In hospital protection.
The environment of the home I
rarely conducive to the mental quietude
of the si. h Th. re I. an Intimate asso
ciation bitaeen th home and a man'
hulne affair, and for a woman th
home 1 her plac of business
Hurrnunded hy affectionate, sympa
thetic and Indulgent members of his
family, Ihs eofferer often flndj rest
only wtien thoroughly fatigued or
drucged. The old Idea that a patient
hould make a brave flgnt from the
tart against hi affliction la too often
encouraged In the home by the ph
aletan and the family.
Th layman attitude of a mental
rettanr to hi dlsna I to him a
inot potent factor In favor of recovery
I th revre not usually true? Trans
far a patient to th hospital, or pla
him under the are of a trained nurse,
almost to the exclusion of his family,
nd what haippsn? Nesrly always an
Improvement. He passe, from a Stale
of mental astlvlly te on of
And there waa another patter of ap
plause, while Mr. Plnkflnger, drawing a
dainty handkerchief from hi sleeve,
dabbed at his eyes, then lightly flecked
th keyboard with nla mouohotr, re
placed It In hi sleeve, hitched the piano
atool nearer and began io play. Tho
minute his first note sounded every
woman present turned her back upon
the player of "Thlatledown Athwart the
Moon" and bagan gabbling to her vt-a-
vl at the top of her voice until the her- '
ceuse was drowned In th babble a I
always the caae where people beg for a ,
piano to be played at social gathering.
"Don't ynu think It a very represen
tative gathering?" But mixed, Oh. very
mixed! Where la the old aristocracy?"
asked Mrs. Olhlett of Vnole Henry.
"The old aristocracy la out huetllnt
for grub to feed all these dronea."
snorted Uncle Henry, who was obseased
of a proper contempt of an asaemblage
that wes typical of all rhe parasitic
clae of a great city: Thoae who tolled
not, those who had ease without effort.
"Ye, ye!" guahed Mr. Olhlett. "mine
la one of the old patrician Bout hern fain
ill! Ah, those dear old Colonial man
don! How they apeak or refinement,
of family, of leisure, of blood! Don't
you love those grand old white Houthern
meuunona with their great colonnades?"
"I've seen m Tn the movln' pictures."
aald I'ncle Henry. "An' I hear a how
they are all the style now In these newlv
built up mburban town around New
"But I mean the real, old, genuine,
Colonial mansions of the sunny South: 1
aald Mr. Olblett.
"Wal, I never seen any of 'em. and I
fit all over the South durln' Ihe civil
War," said I'ncle Henry. "'Course they
might be hulldln them down there now,
for, as I said, rhev're all th atyle."
"And the Horse Show! Have you been
to the Horse Show?" gabbled Mrs. Gib
let', changing the subject In an en
deavor to strike a topic to Interest a
wealthy coal land oiwner, as he under
stood I'ncle Henry to be.
"Don't answer me!" she continued,
"I can see you haven't been! Ah, I
dont blame you! Parvenuea! Newly
rich tradesmen's wlvea! Now In De
"I thought you stld you waa from the
Hourh?" aald I'ncle Henry.
"But, hugh! Now that feller' stopped
practldn' at that piano box. Maybe
they're going to hand around refresh
ment. Bh, what?
"No." ald Mrs. Olhlslt with a hunrry
slsrh, "ws serve nothing at our club but
food for thought."
"over the propo
rtion of .lames V.
others that a great
e.adlum for ath
letic meets and
public gatherings be erected on a port of
the north end of Central Park. At the
risk of being called an assassin of the
rlghta of the people to fresh air and
green srass and sunlight I want to go
on record as saying tha: the stadium
plan Is a good thing.
"The Idea that a park should be all
landscape belongs to the Silurian age of
civic progress. A playground or breath
ing apnt la not necessarily a plot cov
ered by grass and trees. There Is
plenty of grass In Central Park, but
only In certain restricted areas sre
cltlxens allowed to rest their pavement-
weary feet by walking on It.
Park Is full of trees, but boya who try
der necessary restrictions. We set
aside large areaa of our parks for
tennis players, golf players, football
players, pore players and base ha
players. The brldl patha are given
over exclusively to those who have
money enough to afford riding horses;
the head polisher. I and the roada have been seized bodily
"Loud cries have by the autorrroblllsU. A considerable
arisen, ' said the space In Central Park Is monopolised by
a restaurant In which .the prices or
uch that a poor man couldn't afford to
take off hi hat Let us be sans'.bla
Th Stuff Diggers.
UK A'.dermanto Investigating
Committee seems to be digging
up a lot of police stuff," aald
the head polisher.
" 'S uft' Is a good word, replied th
laundry man. when ou come to con-
Central I alder that the Investigators have powt r
to go back as far as they pleoae and
to climb them are arretd. The rulee(hat their tnvetlgatlon deal with B
to protect the grass and tree and body of lO.frt) men. many of whom were
flowera are good rules, however
cause the people who frequent
be- j recently held up as grafters and worse
PUf j It Isn't much of a reflection on the police
1 department thnt tho only paths foi-
lowed have been opened by sorehead
former official, aorehead cops, convicts
and professional knocker. All such In
vestigations are conducted solely for he
purpose of putting the worst aspect on
it hp subject Investigated. Only one side
I Is exposed the bad aide. Moat of th
charges and Insinuations brought out
are subject to (atlsfactory explanation.
parks are only half civilised, and If left j nut the Investigation will go on a lo
unres rained would soon transform Cen
tra) Park Into a reaemblance to the
Desert of Sahara.
"At the end of th Summer season the
northeastern end of Central Park Is a
total wreck. I'nles cloaely watched,
the dear people would pull up the
ibenche and take ahem home. The
parks are for the people. Asd consider
ing the predatory and destructive In
stinct of the frequenters of the parks,
th people her., get a lot more than :
coming to them.
"As for the proposed aj.adtttm, the plot
required would take but g small slir
off the north end of the park a section 1
now In a wild state and little frqUDtsd, I
The stadium Could be used for blx free
shows; and a SSOtlSQ of It could be sal
aside as always free to ;he people yn-
as the appropriation holds out.
Easy Advlceto Take.
Easy Advlceto Take
ski-:.'' said th head polisher
"that Prof. Patton ot the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania advises
us to spend all we make."
1 CrVaejf) 3r-rTl I
' Mo. of Us do." replied the laundry
man. "Most of us do mid then some."
' mmj SHMMMSasSJSS
The Day's Good Stories
In the Nick of Time.
Tina U tin
OMAN . . will. . lUe v,mi fUtxl my
plication fur tttVOrOI utr
Laityvr No, ma'am , but 1 aVtn it work
on tbt i a i . i not?.
Woman Thank; fortunf! I am not t o latt,
Dftror ftll pftPftM ami trvidenr at SUftt, !-le.ie.
Lw)tr X mvui 1'iialiou In. ir. i. bm hi about
bi-t'n Mm aad yur hutsnanil. I jnfirV'
Woman tlraui.ni, Ml M wu ruo crar and
kilW I v a !"'! train r U morning, and I watr
to ivtaln ftM I" m suit ajainat m nrmtany for
dvmataa. -PH tabomh 'baruu.cli-Ta.tf aijb.
ftook, it d
ftSj o;itf kuowy
"Tht- im-liiiu on ilw gr,m
OisaWff doubtlully; Ctaii a litt
" 'AiifeUV "WaiS.tiatjn Siar.
crIIM "Out Kttthsjmd
rrfardftt ona ai
Mp iipa la
The Odor He Missed.
Ai.. .1 .
i b.cu i a io.
KEEPING IT SECRET.
"Why la It," asked the ourlous gueet,
"that poor men usually give larger
tip than rich men?"
"Well, uh." aald th waiter, who
waa something of a philosopher
well, "looks to' me like de po' man don't
want nobody to And out he's po' and
ds rich man don't want nobody to find
oat he's no," Tou'.h' Ootn
a YOl.'NO man got in . re In . f.i-
f kaM. lliiesei JJ club .0.1 SSI
n.iiablr rktl Bliing fr.tm tlb. BSSi
he ru.he.1 bark itilo the SS9M ar)il .UonteU rv
e Qa s know why thf) in- Juimoo her.
la Bileuos Ayr.,?
Th. iluh mrabn. ImkaJ .t en another
ptuult-U fMhliai, and 111. voiiLf nun cooUnusd:
11. it', m, nanu i'
Anil wlUi a ttuntlng laufh b. wa, g rat.
I'hiiwMi His North Am.rieaa.
nf 111. wit ei 1 1 1 , 1 1 . , .
Ildon. thu i,ii).r d,..n nt "
.nuTOwi io in. fMiiowiag sbnj tin.,
at a lun.lie.in gtrs by ,t Mtyor , aw
'iK'ster tin' dean asi Stat I Mir it. , . ,-
ta.-ii ... ...
. air. I", I14I n...
I."' In' aikid.
"I weni f, a lonj wotor rid, un. imnsloa
ad IM a sat," rspllad ti, fasMoj 4O0r-
iiuifs-,1, the Saa
f.liut llnr liet Hf"
"I mad a tvt that w,
.Oil ihftMvot odur. and
"And m. , I aik
"Uld raw tlimusi
1 "Ah." replied MaJssa
I mlaatJ the ud.ir of tin I
Our Feathered Friends.
Oar PASTOR PHELPS -HTOKE8 told at a
harttr aocirty a "rountry-iesk" tor.
"Vadtr an . M Sjals less,'1 ah. said, "I
ansarad s half iloi.n Utdr oountO' SMkiss ISSSJ
mt (SI. AufUSt aftroooB, and, holding up a book,
He Had the Last Word.
AUCffPBM SOJ anno, by a , Ig ,i
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