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NEED AN ALDERMAN BE AN OBSTACLE?
TlUi mavnn-tit to fret New YoTk from Uxicsb graft and extor
tion, to pivo the city a cab service that ahsJl be a cheap, popu
lar oorufort and convenience, is ready to march forward.
Who block the way ?
I would abol'th Mm private hick standi of hotelt and various
nlaces and convert them all Into public stands. Just as lung as
th entrances are mt bluckadjg. I think this city may designate
these lictels and present fr.vW stands as public hack stands as
much as any other parts m t'.ie streets. As It Is now there are not
cnuurfh public stands with the service needed, and they are so badly
reguiated that the service cannot be Riven its luUrsi efficiency.
Ibis matter has certainly been agitated a long time and I would
!ik to see the present Hoard of Aliitrmen considering this question
recommend some efficient service.
Mayor Oaynor to The livening World.
Hotel and private taztcab stands pay each year tor special
The Pennsylvania and Grand Central stations receive as rev-
cimm from the cab companies 100,000
To bellboys, hailboys, porters as fees for commissioning
cab approximately 3,000
Total paid (or axchislve rlgtrti '. 500,ooo
At ISOO.0O0 year, cab companies operating about 1,400 cabs pay
for the prlviiagcs. per day, i.',, or almost ft a day for each cab.
from tx-Gommissloner of Accounts Fosdick's Heports.
It is Impossible to control this situation, as I have at my
disposal only twenty-tlv inspectors for the whole License Bureau.
It certainly would make a big difference If 1 had fifty
inspectors (or the cab situation alone.
Chief Wallace of the Department of Licenses.
To ay that $l a mile for It amounts substantially to this
la a (air taxlcab rate for New York, while the rate for the same
distance h sixteen cents In London, Is preposterous. Inasmuch as
to London tha orlglnaf cost of building uxlcabs is not much less
than here, the ohauifeurs are as well if not better paid than here,
while gasoline. Is mure expensive there than hffe
Borough President McAneny's CocHrnlsalon (or Im
proving Firth Avenue.
This matter has been before tha public (or over three years
and practically nothing done. Now, If this present Aldermanic
CommKtea does not recommend sulflclent rules (or a strict and
efficient service (or the protection of the public in the matter of
rates and regulations, the public will look elsewhere (or relief.
Besides lax laws. I have times without number paid different
prices for the same distances, as have many other cHliens.
If strictly enforced rules were active, the taxlcab would be
racognlred as a common carrier, Just as street oars and subways,, for
u common carriers they come for license. Yet In New York, seem
ingly, they have not been authoritatively treated as such.
it is almost a ludicrous situation that licenses are granted to
Individuals and companies, and yet rules and regulations are so lax
in their efficacy that any hotel proprietor Is brought to the ne
cessity of saying wAch cab shall operate for his guests.
Commissioner of Accounts Harry NL Rica.
This thrng has coma before tha publlk so poignantly now.
and tha conditions are so bad, that It Is about time for the magis
trates to take a hand and help clear up this chaotic condition. Ty
Chief of tha Bureau (of Licenses) should have all the assistance
they can give hhn.
Ataftstrate Daniel P. Murphy, of tha Fifty-fourth
Street Court, Imposing a $21 fins upon an un
licensed taxlcab chauffeur with an uninspected
I believe hi abolishing private hack stands entirely and making
stringent and permanent rules. 1 carl eve also that the rates Could
go down without any loss to tha companies. a That
they certainly can ha lower than at present wtth the abolishing of
these private hack stands must be evident to any on who has
studied the Question. In the ordinance I recommend all rates art
to be reduced.
Alderman OourtlanJt NIooD, President of Mm Rules
and Regulations Committee.
The exorbitant rat charged me to corn from New York to
Brooklyn seams from all tti testimony I have heard to be certainly
beyond reason. As king as w Issue licenses (or public service
we must Issue laws (or public protection along with them. But K
seems that, u rules exist now, the public pays more for these con
vemenccs than It should. 1 would say first of sll abolish tha
private hack aland.
Alderman John J. Meagher.
I hat had to pay fifty cent to cross the street In a taxlcab on
a rainy night That first drop of fifty cents Is exorbitant.
1 Mllavt that all private hack stands should be abolished imme
diately, and that every cab b compelled by law to be of such an
efficient order that any hotel guest may be able to patronize any cab
that comes along, assured that the driver Is under the strict super
vision of Mm New York City Qovrnratnt, which should htvs
perfect control of the situation.
If the rates were substantially lowered M would entirely revo
lutionize tha system of taxlcabs In New York City, instead of
being looked upon ts an occasional luxury, the taxlcab would soon
be viewed as an everyday necessity.
I Intend to vote for the abolishment of the private hack stand
as one of tha first steps tn Mm rcduclon of rates.
Alderman Samuel Marks.
How about tha other Alderman f
tt w ,.JI-t.1. I. J.k ,.n. f woman tnan men.
-"J r tnai younc irla and boys ahould be
mha, ootrpled with determination to make the gervioe n credit inftend ! able to nun ott and marry on a few
... 1 hour' notice "
en a 01 grace.
Same at the Aldermen have already declarer thr-mnolve on tho
aide of civic pride and progress.
It ia isow up to the other.
Need an Alderman be an obttacleT
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CorrrteM. 191 !, t Tin Prau Pnbllaltlna Oa. (Tl Nw York EtmJes WtelaV
8PANIAHU. bent on oa wildly roouan
a quest as la the aeeker of the ratn-bow-foot,
plodded through the track
less wastes of Mississippi In U41.
With him marched a sullen little band of ex
plorers who were heartily alck of the Journey.
The leader Fernando de Soto kept them go
ing by aheer force of will power and by promis
ing to lead them to a treasure land.
Cortes had seized golden Mexico. Plzarro
(De Soto's old commander) had mastered rich
And now De Soto, lured by lying legends, wee seeking a like Bl
Instead, he found a mighty river, called by tho natlvea "Mes-a-or
Father of the Waters, a name later corrupted to "Mississippi"
De Soto had fought, tolled and starved for gold. No gold could be found.
And his followers would go no further.
Mrokpn-hoartod at M failure, and Ignorant of the value of Ideraai 41a
covrry. De, Soto died and waa burled In the MlMtnnlppI yellow watemv An4
f r many a year no other white man's foot tyd MUalMtpikl'a eoll.
Then, tn 1582, cama La Salle, claiming Tha whole Mlilaalppt radon la
France's name, and eaJUng it "Louisiana" In honor of France's King. IbervtU
and his colonleta followed, trying to plant permanent settlement tn tha w
Dut tha colony was of painfully alow growth. It did not appeal to tha
taste of Immigrant. Newcomers preferred to so to New Orleans, whora there
wiruinm-i ri n.n u u u v'"r, omthlng of tho French aalety and crowds that
J When Growth f,hoy had known across the eeas. And New Orleans draw
Waxed Slow J11"1" many of the older settlers, too. So Mlsslaalpjri did
). .-..-.-u-wirln."01 raplday m poputlon. And this state of altaara
comtnuad until the Revolution.
When Florida waa ceded to Spain tn IM all of Miaet.-slnpl south of Vloh-
uur rm wnn n ana oama under Spanish rule, remaining a., for a song tit
,n ""SS1SSSPP Territory" was aatabl'shed. It moluded
ana at'.ntlnued to Include it unl U17.
Mla.'Us'ppl bociuno a Stata
Winn the civil war was M hand Mississippi promptly seceded. And for
years It was the arena for bloody battlea and historic aleKeo. Corinth, Vlclca
burie and other pla.-ea la the war-tidd-n State achieved world fame tmcauee
of MM conflicts waged for thctr possession. Hera Orant won hla spun and
allowed himself the one man capable of crushing the Confederacy.
The war over, Mlaatwilppl underwent the usual tortures suffered by tha
other seceding States. From 170 to 1176 the "carpet baggers," negro and the
more worthless element of local white men wetw laraaiv
control. There was a negro Ueutenant-Oorarnor. and
egroea AUed oUier high offloe. to tha aneer of fmu
slaveholder. Corruption, mterula and atobborimess coo-
ronra to rend tha alraadv Xrtcicon k... t. ...
all of Alaba
In that year Alabama was cut away 4
An Era of
Slowly but steadily Mtsslaatppl TOaM Pi Um lh avraa. af 4tnwfnit1 w sms ! i
rebuilding ruined prosperity and at last talcing its proper gvlace tn the nation's'
march of progress.
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jMemories of Players
T Of Other Days
GEORGE L. FOX
By Robert Crau
lopyrtrfct. IMS. by Tin Pnss mblUMng Oo. (Tlx New Tock Xtnln Woald).
ht: most popular style of enter
tainment In Now Tor forty
yeare ago were tlie "trick"
pantomimes. It has been said
that the amazing voaue 3f
The Stingy Husband
j By Sophie Irene Loeb
TE.m. sjU. emmf
KB. MAIIV AUSTIN, who is pre
paring a book on the marriage
question, places stinginess a one
of the prima rea
sons for divorce.
"I would consider
4t a far atronge
cause for divorce
If my husband made
ma ask Mm for
every fifty cente,
than If he were
untrue. Tou would (
think," she ex
plains, "that tho
fact would now be
established that the
setting aside of a
definite sum for the us of the wife
eauh week makes her happiness.
"Tat there are many young people
who marry without seaming to realise
that the economic dependence of the
wife ts an important factor in she un
happlnea of many maprlagee.
"To make young people think before
nwrylng." continues Mr. Austin, "I
would advocate commissions composed
of married people and having mora
It I a terrible thing
by The I'm I ul,l Mtil nt Co.
The .New V'-rk Kveiiiug World.)
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PROPER share of the "oneness" In
the household shall belong to Mary, and
how much HE may spend for lunches
and olgars) we are living In the here
and now and there'e many a little
woman suffering at the hands of a
stingy husband. It 1 for the better
three-quarters to mend hla "ecroogy
ways" and to realise his better-halfs
While grandmother, whose principle
duty It was to leave all "money mat
ters" to grandfather, even left to him
the choosing of her new cashmere oB
the momentous occasion when he went
to town, when dimes and nlckles were
occasionally found In a cup on top of
the kitchen cupboard for soma unusual
need TO-DAY things are different
The needs are changed. The man of
What Is Your Dentist Bill ?
And Is the Work Worth the Money?
Muoh wisdom Is that, Mrs. Austin.
Stinginess has been one of the most
poignant factor in the right for happi
ness since the world began.
While women reformers an talking j
snout wie seir-uuvsiopmeot" thing, the
"economlo Independence of woman" and
all the rest of the propaganda, the fact
remains that the stingy hueband s prac
tically a product of INDIVIDUALITY,
The law in the case is wide In ttm in.
street, Chicago, i 11 iiiaaaino devoted to th pulilicatinn terpretation. That ta, of course, it 1
of verse and to encourage potrta. It has been MaiWrwi J2T? or 0:
lor two veura uy liucrai-mmuiM 1 incupmns. I hue. namm i manifested ta ae narrow as he is himself
OETUY," edited by Harriet Monroe, at No. 513 Cnss
truth of tho theory that urroundin(fg utimulate, imagination.
The mind desiring to cscapo fioin gloom and squalor "aces'' tho things
it wishes its body to enjoy!
One thing Is certain, that until tha
writers srs al through wfh books n
the "marrlaace question" and can turn
their attention toward the maklna of
license lawa (that wttl say what
HAT do you pay your dentist?
He I not on the free list.
In fact, he has a way of
getting rich far faster than
you do. Dentists themselves
say there are more men In the pro
fession now than ever before, and that
they all seem to make a living.
And lot of them get a gilt-edged liv
ing. Especially those who hammer It
cent worth of gold Into a hollow tooth,
taking twenty minutes for the Job, and
chanting from SS to 111 for doing It.
Also the artist who takes a day or lees
Co construct a pair of ptnklsh horse
ehoes With grayish porcelain slabs in
them and charges from Won to WOO for
the "double eet."
Summer hotelkeepers must oharge
high because the season Is short. But
the dentist' yearly season Is twelve
months long if he chooses to make It so
Wherefore the lofty chargeaT The
Dental Digest reports a speech by a
Rochester dentist, !Dr. Belcher, which
touches rather cleverly on the matter
of bills. He aayw:
"Dentistry Is an unexpected calamity.
Many people appreciate dentistry, but
have nothing to pay with.
"It Is all right to get high fees, but
where Is the poor man going who has
four or five children? Some people wlU
not accept charity. The young man
ought to be enoourated to do dentistry.
Let him get low fees, and when he can
get higher fees let him get them.
They are doing Just a good work as
the man who does brownstona dentistry;
soma one has to do It; we owe some
thing to the public: they hare given ua
law to proteot ua.
"I know of a dentist who charge six
or eight dollars an hour; he etarted in
at two. I asked him what his patients
did who couldn't pay his fees. He said
he simply told them If they couldn't
pay his fees to go to some one else.
Now, he did Just ss good work for two
dollars aa he does now, hut I feel that
the fellow who first oaime to me and
who can't pay high fees, le entitled to
some consideration. Some of them are
not able to pay such a big fee; you
must charge them what they oan afford
to pay or not send In any bill at all."
The French Oovernment has placed an
Increased tax upon signboards In the
hope of decreasing their number.
Near Dorchester, England, are the re
mains of a Roman theatre capable of
holding thirteen thousand persons.
Naples is demolishing old dwellings In
the lower part of the city, where the
people live crowded together, and la
substituting modern buildings.
the house Is not supposed to know any
thing about It. "Money matters" matter
With the high cost of living and the
rush of th everyday, with the demands
that life has made as to HER new
needs, she must be on the qui ylva to
not only to make ends meet but realize
some PLEASURE In the process.
Mrs. Neighbor can now call rp on the
telephone and say, "Come over to tea,"
but she must be prepared. The 8un-day-go-to-mettn'-dreae
is relegated to
the rear an 1 she must look to her AP
PEARANCE in the everyday.
Formerly, while the stingy husband
m'ght have been piling up for a FU
TURE need, the wife did not feel the
HARDSHIP attending his stinginess ss
does tho woman of to-day with her
every hour's DEMAND.
Many a man thinks he's a good nus-
the butcher, the ,
me allc-nt drama" through the moving
picture Invention Is brlnstng about a re
vival of this nearly lost art. But the
I real trick pantecntme. euch as the publle
1 was wont to rave over, was a vastly dTf
' fcr,r tn.i'lH tnm ".. 'D.,-,..., j
the "Enfant prodtgues" of modern times
The home of paniomlme 1n New Tork
waa art the Olympic Theatre, between
Houston and Prlnco street a, on Broad
way. Here "Humpty Dumpty" had a
run of 060 nlrhts, wtth George L. Fox.
the Qrimald! of that day, as the clown.
These productions were quite as spec
tacular as were any of the great spec
tacles at Nlblo's a and en; but the one
compelling and irresistible attraction
was Fox himself.
When It It considered that New Tork
had a population cf less than a million,
one may form as Idea ae to the popu
larity that would enable a production to
run two consecutive years to cnwded
audiences. Old and young alike enjoyed
the never-ending scene dleplay. While
the "transformation scemee" with which
these pantomimes used to close wall,
there Is slmoe nothing like them to-day.
George L. Fox waa a true artist. His
versatility was extraordinary; but,
Wstrs.l urn Skfl Vaa rV
baker and the candle-stick maker-the I eatly to his regrret, the public would
actual necessities In the weekly add!- "J n,m "" tn aear 01a clown
h... Tr.dl. 1. ht. wife an eoual nart- 1 And " mattered not whether It was
ner. hut DEPENDENT under such con
ditions. The man of the backbone and, In
truth, the man's man. Is he who does
not put his wife to the humiliating NE-
"Humpty Dumpty" or "Hickory Hickory
Dock" or "Jack and Jill," the antics of
Fox would send the sudlencea tnto ec
stacles. And yet this appreciation bestowed so
CBSSITY of asking htm for that nfty .honestly was breaking tme pantormimtet's
cents. It should be a humiliation to heart for Fox had great ambltlona and
him aa to his RESPONSIBILITY as a ! he waa truly a great actor. Nevert he
husband. ! 'e9' when he would pen as Hamlet or
Therefore until the licence lawa are ! Macbeth (which he did many times), th'i
made In accordance with the economic j public would not accept him aa a trage
bualnesa condition necessary, even In 1 dlan.
the present-day Harlem flat every wife
and husband MAY SO ARRANGE the
family exchequer that self-reepeot at
least, may not be lost and love with it,
While there may be the woman who
Is so extravagant that the husbun 1
must draw a line eomewhere, yet wher
ever any line is drawn. In any case, It
may be so adjusted thst a wife realize
she Is an everlasting partner by RIGHT
and not a continuous petitioner by ne
cessity. IF YOU ARE A STINGY HUSBAND
COME OUT OF IT AND BE A GOOD-FELLOW!
In fact, tha same audiences ehsx sea.
plauded him in "Humpty Distant
would so ridicule Fox's carefully pre
pared portrayals of Shakespeare's
characters that he would go ts Ms
dressing room after trie nlery waa flu
lehed and srtve way to tha mast profoostd
grief. Often actors who visited Fox ta
his dressing room at suco times wotssg '
find htm weeping and inconsolable,
Fox gave an order onoa that no cMl.
dren be permitted to attend his Shakes
pearian performances, for the reason.
he expressed It "they laugh at my
moat serious scenes." But, alas I SJhfaJ
was the last straw. For the chUdrea
were the main Influence In Fox's career,
and It was their desire to see Fox under
any ooodltlons that drew the audiences-
such aa they were to the "Hamlet"
The effe.it of this controversy on Fax
waa so marked that when, upon tha
pleadings of his managers, he returned
to "Humpty Dumpty" agraln all of die
old unction was gone. Fox's grimace
even lost their cunning, as well ttiey
m.si... iur tn. sreaTeei ciown that e're
Uvea was mentaJlv affected tk. .,
r s renissr n e rv ." .... K. .
tomlme finally drove him to a
Poor Fox! He gave more pltaaure to
old snd young In his day than any amor
of his period of activity. Mar,y compe
tent critics believed he was Just a good
In dramatic and tragic roles. But Tox
oould not reconcile himself to the empty
seats when he attempted serious acting
as against the tremendous crowds he at
tracted as a clown.
When Fox died he took pantomime to
his grave with him. Nome of the efforts
to provKe a successor of equal gentus
Henry E. Abbey spent a fortune in an
effort to revive the ylorles of "Humpty
Dumpty." but witho it Fox It carried
Cotrrlxut. IMS. bj STsa Ih-ea. Ihihluhlug Co. (Tha .e. Yors Kxnlag World).
iHt How can the height of stouii
fains be determined by a barometer
J 4S2What modern statue U lecond
in size to tho Colouut of RKodett
I 483 What i$ tht difference he-
Butchers' Odd Names.
A BUTCHER who had some snare
time made a atudy of the
telephone directory for butch
ers nhuse names are out of the
ordinary or flt ths buslnea-i. Sam
Frankfurter has a ahop at Hit) Hast
Seventh street, and A Welner is at
1443 Avenue A. John No Is on Third
avenue end Frank Then on Amsterdam
avenue, snys the New York rtutclnir's
Advocut. If they formed a partner
ship. Now A Than would sound famil
iar. Wing Sang Is In the poultry
business and A Fox Is a game dealer
Lout l;i h Is on Third avunue and John
Richer is In The Iironx. Emit Hulf is
on Amsterdam evenua Oeorge Idler
haiatlis In a market on Webster avenue
John Grab Is taking things easy In his
sttop In Second avenue Max Warm
1 trying1 to keep cool in his shop In
lOast Houston street Max Lent of
Morfolk street never keeps 1t Joseph
JasUg of West Fiftieth street should b
'ft favorlts wtth the ladles. For She
ssstaax how about Julius Ooodby of Ave-
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By Ida Greeley-Smith
MfVf bj naPreaHrwbltatu'sg Os. JnS ?rt TCfl
SgfjSM (Tb. New Yor World.) J J?PWfl SpWi
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ftcrea "heir apparent" and "heir
W Where did Patrick Henry ft
hit famous line: "Peace, peace, xohen
there U no peacet"
485 What it an electroscope
These Questions will be answered
Wednesday. Hare are raphes to
476 (Why does churning butter con
vert It Into cream?) Cream Is the tat of
milk contained tn tiny globular eases
of albumen. Churning break this Ala
of albumen and act free the butter.
477 (What causes tha Newfoundland
fogs?) The warm air above the Quit
Stream Is condensed by the colder air
near Newfoundland and forms
47 (Why could a man tump etx times
I as high on the moon a on tha earth?)
-i-r.e ipuii or gravity on the moon
u:io-is.ui a strong a on H
470 (Why do mtat and foe: often
lsh at eunrlae?) The sun's heat ohai.ge.
the condensed partjoies into tartatble
g fW?'L? ?SP hnag spin in
' "watur as tsem frees sa.