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aziflc, Tuesday, December 10, 19 12
Can You Beat It?
By Maurice Ketten
WIT ABM SHED BY JOSBPH PUMTZKIt
Dally Except Sunday hy the Preea ruMlehlng Company. Ivoa, IS
I Psrk Row. New York.
RALPH PULITZER. President, Par Row.
J. ANfUTH HHAW. Treasurer. Park Row.
JOsU.TH l'VUTZKIl, Jr.. Secretary, M Park Row.
Hrrterc 1 at I'm Poet-Offlce at New Tork at Becond-OIss Matter.
tlon . - io The Kvnlng
For England and the Continent and
World for lh Vnlted Statee
All Countrlee tn the International
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THE MENACE OF THE MOVIES.
FOLLOWING The Evening World's exposures, of the cil in
fluence of -n nation al moving pictures upon the children of
thii city the attention of the authorities and of the public ia
ltratitig upon the dangers that lurk in this enticing form of
amusement. The Fire Prevention Bureau, awakened to it
arrower responsibilities in the matter, sent an inspector on a tour
4 the "movies" .Sunday evening to observe violations of the standing
law whioh block exit Ml endanger lives in caae of fire or panio.
(My five oases of serious violation were reported. The other theatre
lagers had been warned by publicity.
The Fire Department can enforce measures to safeguard andl-
in the moving picture places, hut it naturally has no conoern
with the nature of the pictures shown. The lurid scenes of blood
and cruelty, the contempt for order and authority, the fun-making
that makes light of drunkenness, gambling and worse, offered in many
of these films to the eyes and minds of boys and girls of ten or twelve,
this newspaper has described in detail. The law which forbids sailing
ttckets to children under sixteen unaccompanied by parent or guard
ian is easily evaded. Some of these moving picture theatres erea
aaar .! - .!, La aMUa ami -.V ' . ..t !
weusMST iucu hum w ifinrii u rnuu luvuh ill' i " ' A 1 ' I i . i. r ruu vw,iugy
hand in the nickels of children who come alone. That these places
re a prime cause of truancy, unruliness and even crime among the
youth of the city hss been amply proven.
Nor do the rils of these theatres stop with the pictures. The
cheap excitement of the amusement offered brings men and women of
lew instincts into the audiences. Only two days ago Magistrate
MoQnsde, in the Men's Night Court, holding in $300 bail a man
accused of insulting a six-year-eld girl who sat besids him at a
moving picture show, declared:
"The five-cent moving picture houses in this city are a disgrace
and a menace to the community. No female, whrrther she be four
ears old or forty years old. is safe in them. Cases of this sort are
sxcurring daily, and it is about time that something was done to
Obviously the nature of these shows ha? much to do with rho
kind of older people who frequent them. There is no reason why a
moving picture theatre should not offer a good five-cent entertain
ment amusing, interesting, even thrilling that shall be clean and
free from coarse brutality; nor is there any reason why safe, sanitary,
deoent surroundings should not be enforced. This city has allowed
He moving picture shows to sink steadily lowerand lower until they
panoer to depraved tastes and furnish lounging places for the soura
of the city.
It is time for the churches of New Tork to ally themselves In a
campaign against this evil. Lot pulpits and children's societies
note the conditions and organize to deliver boys and girls of this city
from a new sriM particularly insidious danger.
Publicity can do much. Public sentiment is getting ready to do
battle against harmful "movies." The churches should fight in the
Thst early btrd, the Austrian Emperor, who used to rise tt 4
o'clock every morntnf. Is now reported to be turning out regularly
at J.JO, rat worms to the South and Eastward.
' ISN'T THer) 1 755 ThE.
L VLELLl -L DEAREST UTTUE
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Oeriyrleht. 101 :. b The freer KuMtsMiur On ITU. New York Kteninj World).
AIL Vhristma! for now approarhei the teaton ot pence after
Khich lie shall all ao to piece.
Any mm prefen a tweet He fo the bitter truth from the lipt of a itoniea,
U eatier to ftnt a pet moth in a fur ehop than a man whn ttartt !)
a love affair with matrimonial intention: hut then no man ttfcss hit Urat
glati of win with tin intention of becoming iMoxicAti (i
The lovei-maklne of on arffjiflc fMrt affect a girl tike a cocktail; ft
e a NMtl aonrJ to twallow at first, but it toon make Kr head whirl delight
fully and putt her into a condition to believe almost anything.
A man never will understand why a tponsin alights from a (rest oar
backward, begins a novel at the last chapter, tells a story from the wrsmef
end and signs a Chech upside down but somehow he hasn't much use far
her if the never does any f these thine
Fear of etrMlclcfy and not the wedding certificate is the tie that
many a husband and wife together.
Never marry a widower fancying you can make him happier than hm
MBS before, because no man will ever acKnowicage rnoi ine woman no cm
far his first wife woe anything less than an angel and a Venue combined.
A man' heart is Hke the weather. And tt is no vse
because it is warm and sunny this evening, that it won t be freewing to mar
To marry a widower one trust be s philosopher ; to marry a cynical
etor one mutt be a stoie.
(SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR AT TUB HOTEL RICH)
By Alma Woodward
MAKE IT HEARD.
TO-MORROW (Wednesday), at 1 P. M., the Aldermanie commit
tee investigating taxicabs will hold a public hearing at City
Hull. Shall it be a hearing only for toxicab company lawyors
and grafting hotel men eager to preserve private standi and exorbi
tant rates? Or shall the demand of the New York public for a new
order of safe, cheap, accessible taxicabs. with eoual riorhta and '
standards, bo heard and prevail? With the Ten Taxicab Tests as a
declaration ot rignts, let the man who believes the taxicab should be a
popular convenience and not a luxury and a collector of m-ft
- . f nasi -
before the Aldermen and make this a real hearing, a final hearing
xnat snail put a stop to vacillation and delay.
tot. Moore says "the New Tork City Board of Education Is
composed of forty-six well meaning Christian men but It Is an.
wleldy." Good-Intention pavlni material, so to speak.
saw an ini
Mrs. Jarr's Going; to Become a Spug I
You Know About Spngs, Don't Yon?
(( HAD I!,
A frlend'a erot
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1 4m M
. i . - - - - -mri
this JotsM. too.
I')J2. b Th
teat tlrna laa nlahU"
onatanoe. "My flrt
net cave a etas eupper
an' later an. aaet
dental on parpaaa.
I SropoaS an aaa
bar an' tt wasn't
at as no mawa! Oeat
I think taae-a aha
Brat Mine rve aaaa
a place wftara Shara
wws felUra eat
to wmata tt wws
Ooi.Trte n 1RI1. ft
ITIw Nw To
Pma PnMUalBa OK
ork Emiilnf World).
u. .sTHrvKK wauu roe to be
"oily around to try
"You dally around onouch In your ao
Uona without do laa M In your conver
sation," in. Jarr remaeked. "I waa
apaaklaa about formlnf a 8pu(. Tou
know what I moan. lire. Belmont orig
inated it -Mrs. Auguat Belmont. It Is
Mrs. Oliver Belmont Who aays the chil
dren ahould be cared for by experts, as
their mothera, eapeolally youns mothers,
are not competent to taka oara of their
"What do you think?" aaked Mr. Jarr.
to find out wtiat are to a mo trier that meLkee a mother
lovu them! But Mrs. strtver and Clara
Mudrldxe-Bmlth are very enthusiastic,
not only tn the Sput. but In eusenloa
and aolentlflc mental and phyaloal de
velopment ot ehlldren."
"Tea." Tern tu red Mre. Jarr, "but
THXT haven't any children, have
"But Mra. Oliver Belmont liaa!" re
plied Mre. Jarr qirlckly.
Than aha lowered her tone:
'"She's a grandmother. OrandmoSher
to the Dutfheaa of Marlborough'a ehll-
I mean what do you think of profee- I dren. And THKT were raleed by oom-
onal mothrrs. motherlne around at a petenrt nuraery eoverneeeee ana rrau-
sure and come over thle after- i ty 9mpWu
I (Letters From the People)
1 mi aeaawaaaewaioeaaal -r ewaaawiieeaj
A Battoa Orlrvaaaa.
Te tke aVHtor ot Tlx Knott World:
I would like to protect esjatnot the
war button are so often put on clothes
wa buy from the etoree or tailor. No
matter bow muoh la paid for a garment
the buttons often have to be reeewed or
else they'll fall off. Can't tbe tallor
taka Mm to aew the buttone on eo thay
will stayT The purchaser haan't alwaye
the time. Sum law ougnt to be put in
effoot about It What 4a other readere
sayT C. U K
Vs rh aSfeef of Tho Kioulna Wmld
in anwr to "A Flea for Chrletm
Sanity": In rn.i
- - - .w wi.r i ui i
apnndente orltlclem on Chrtstmaa tip
none of the revlp;ente ha ever com
pelled any one to give up money at
Chrletmae or at any other time The
lorrnpunotni accueee the public at
large of bring cowardly rather than
generoua lb giving tin I do not agre
with hl:n. I am an rinployar who has
alwaye given Chrtatmaa tip, ,n(1 havt
never regarded II a "oowardly "
K T. C.
noon." aald Mrs. Jarr at the
breakfast table, "she and Clara Mud-rldge-SmlUi
are forming a Spug."
"Knit two, drop tiu-en, overoast, purl,
knit four, Mahsp the edgea. drop three,
knit four, ovei.-st, drop two, knit
eight Sounds like fojtball. Soasa't
Mre. Jarr save Mr. Jarr a fixed and
sneering etare as ha uttered theae cabal
"What ARK you talking about, any
way?" aha enapped.
" 'Bout forming a Bpug," aald Mr.
Jarr. "It'a eomethlng In uba knitted
Sonde line. Isn't It? Oh, I read the
Knitting Column In The Perfect Lady's
Uuaaain. aim 1 read tn obese uol
umns In the Sunday Dodo, 'White to
win In eight moves, to bUck'e etale
mat.' Ah, what a fund of uaeful In
formation on can gain by a general
eolieme of comprehensive reading!"
"Sometliitee 1 think you are not men
tally I'ompetem, and eometlmee I thlna
It la (Imply an outbreak of Married
Man' Malison Animal Magnetlam," re
torted Mre. Jarr "Again I aak you,
what ARE you talking about?"
"Now, don't be rude, my dear," aald
Mr. Jarr. calmly. "When I do not oom
prehend your remark I )ust eort at
dren? Two dollare a day for twin?"
My gracious!" aald Mrs. Jarr. "It'a
lelns, and they'll be dukee ana aucn
eaeee some day!"
"There you see! Our ehlldren might
the vary oara and bother that children i be the same!" said Mr. Jsrr. "But,
Exit the Cow.
Some swan skirt a ess
ap to get a number. An' the minute
lamped my million dollar bowauet
be knooked oald. Not one vr 'esa ft
anrthln en me, fen that war- Wei.
went eanooth sattl one day whet) I w
go in' to aastst at a aw
stairs. The ktdy gtvtn' at
to m an' made the waits SJSi 1st mtm SSaV
aw I warn aa to AefaUVas (that wa fat
An' I aaM te Mast Haw, da par ebssaV
dt there" e gala' to fas ejass there la
day an' I don't want aa acta te aaB sssh
a Plher. Baa? AaT then I wmat haaaa tt
ay ha bu orgaald la altluke te anufaetar rallk from laj. Dally papot.)
KRt'. H newa thai will bring the
whole country good cheer.
And It comes from a ottjr re
nowned for Its beer.
The horee, out of data, Is quite por-
And a movement's oa foot to abollah
the cow. . ,
That gentlest of beasU In the future
In uuaJiit Philadelphia, where awlftneaa
The Schuylkill contributes a generous
Thee barfcaroua methods win soon pass
They are now making milk In Milwau
kee from hay.
All hall to Milwaukee!
For leainrr ana . 1 She anrlnita. Anhrodltx-llkr. nr. eaaara ,v.
Hot reign Is oompieiea ana pae. m -; -
They are now making milk In Milwau
kee from hay.
Tbe lacteal Juice that Boetonlana af
fect Ie aided by pumpa cut extremely low
necked. Chicago, her (lve-o'clook tea to par
take, Depende pretty muoh for her milk on
alaa, they were not reared by hired help
In the Stately Homes of England. Wa.
brought them up ourselves In a Harlem
flat- And while they are oute little .
ducka they'll never be dukes!"
"Well, you can make fun all you ilka.
But. aa Mrs. Stryver eaya, lfs a !
healthy sign when women of umruee- 1
tloned aortal standing take up the arrlu
at task of ethnological uplift And I
will say for Mre. Oliver Belmont that
sag did look grand, lending her dlvlMon
In th Rnffragette parade! Beetder she's
doing all this just for her deelre for the
betterment of aoclal condition. Tou
shouldn't e-.ieer at society people. A
tM of them are doing useful work ha
the world. Mre. Stryver eaya.
"That'e grand!" said Mr. Jarr heart
ily. "Who knowe but the day la at
hand when If Oertrude again threatens
to leave it, we can give her the laugb
and eay 'Oo your way, girl! A noted
eoclety leader. Interested In the ethical
and domeatlc betterment of the middle
classes, atand ready to atep In and do
our generalhousework for ua, free of
"It's when you talk like that I gat ao
angry!" cried Mrs. Jarr. 'Why aboold
you eneer at eoclety people when they
do try tn be of benefit to the masane?
Would you have them do nothing
"They oan be a uaeful aa they like,
ao far a I am concerned." answered
Mr. 'Jarr "In fact. Tm for that. I
think Frederick Townsend Martin, soci
ety and cotillon leader, I all rlgnt. all
rlxht. He says he doee a good deed
every day. I'm going to drop in on him
and borrow $30 as Christmas money."
"He won't glvr It to you." replied Mra.
Jarr. "He's a Spug, a member of the
J Hoclety for the Prevention of Uaeles
If beer msde her famous -a burg of
Milk will aId an additional gem to her
The fluid that, too, human klndnea
mmT ..-.v ... . m I diving
..ill rui oiui in u iwi vmiuit, Ullimeri . . . M .
and "potes" "How then can he do a good deed
The Juice of the oocoahufa alao pass-1 "very day?" aaked Mr. Jarr. "Well.
They are now making milk tn Mllwau-1 g' n to your Sputr meeting and tell me
kea from hay. I about h when I oome home."
"Well," aha chewed the tip of bar Pen
cil, "lfs a lltUe early to say definite.
He's gviln' to call Friday. AeV I
SOME wrappln'a to spring! est him!"
"Where did you gat them?" I inquired
sternly, "you never aald a was to ate
"Oh, they're not your land. Tou'd hid
the life out uv me tt you aeon 'am, but
they're the stuff to make a hit In the
bunch I travel with. Thla one la a real
bright color. American Beauty rose, with
a dash of orange Jtnos; an' It'a out real
high waist an' It s got a suspicion uv a
top part in the front, but It'a anUrely a
matter uv imagination. In the back; an'
even If I do say it myself, I muet ac
knowledge that I look SOME hothouse
plant In that drape!
"Oh, I forgot to tell yuh that It's
spilt up a little on the left front ream.
Ma didn't have no more sewln' silk to
match It; ran out on the machine stitch
In' Jus' eight lnchea or so frum the
bottom an' she wus reel distressed an'
she wus goln' to throw my raincoat
over her wrapper an' beat tt 'round the
corner fer aome more, when I ius' corns
in, an' I told her it wus the lateet style;
an' ao I took a beautiful spangled but
terfly what uaed to be on a swell hat
eomeone willed me. an' I faeteued It
light above the opening. An' say, when
ray little tootsies begin . to play hlde-and-aeek
with that butterfly, lt'e goln'
to make SOME hit with that feller I"
; "My! You're sure of youreelf!" I re
proved her. "Will you please lead your
mind back a few monthe and give me
the pedigree of tlie next victim?"
"Oh, sure! Anythln' to 'commodate,"
She granted with unuaual celerity "He
wuz a llorlat. I uaed to think In the
beginning maybe he wui a exiled Oreek
prince He had suoh a MERRY WIDOW
mustache an' adorable eyes Heavenly,
th,ey wus! Weil, eay, when I flrt got
onto him I had flowers to wear like I
wus related to a millionaire. Orchids
I an' vl'lets an' lilies uv the valley! Why,
! 1 got so used to m. that I'd let people
squash right against 'em In the sub
way 'thout raisin' a row.
"I made a fierce hit with 'em down In
round Oris 'Rablan ITiantw
bunch of flowers. It wus turn
uv tfien breeetpletsa. an uv
an' lOlaa wv the valley! Bo I thought
him bote- ao ntoa about tt, ra g 'round
aa' show him how I lea lea a att dr.aaud
ap. An' I did.
"Well, whan I sagas tn, I eemtd see ha
wus awful excited. Ha wus rusSjta'
around, ahtrrln' his hair up In his
finger an everything. An Just sa I
come througii the door, he makee a
wild dive at m j an' tears those flower
offn me, smaahea 'am down oa sssat
thin' ha had on the counter an'
the boy ahootln' through the door
"An' than ha come up as almost hugs
me an' aays I aaved hla life. An' If
turns out that he got a rush funeral
order a fifty dollar one an' ha had a
vacant spot In It an' nothln' to fin It
wltfft. Ho he nabbed my decoration! My
floweu fer a fer THAT!
"Why, say, I could'a' choked Mm, I
was that wrought up! An' when hp
com whlnln' 'bout It, an' waatln' te
shove a lot uv old red carnations oa
me Instead. I Jus' give him the grand
A Handful of Odd Facts.
A WOMAN has been arrested kt
Denver for smoking a cigarette
In a public thoroughfare.
Compared with 1S2 the Oreat Barters
railway runs ten times the number of
A total of $4,000,000 In prizes waa
awarded at various horae shows tn the
I'nlted Statea and Canada iaat year.
But two-htindredths of an Inch of
I rain was measured at (JreenwlCt ob-
arrvatory In England In April, making
It the dryest month recorded tn a esse
The ank note washing machinal
has been In operation at Weahlngten
for a short time has a capacity of SO.SOt
to 35,000 plocea In an eight-hour day.
U Swat the fly!
" - -i mrtfLium,. -ww
Conrrlatt ISIt. b The Prow Putillrhlni Co (Th. New York gTenlag World),
By Flora Sheffield
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