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TBI ITlKlira WORLD, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1918.
AND CANT FIND II
1. Hoteies Says Food Price
Burden It Nonsense and
a-g.gtt Dr. Oeerge X. RoIdim of tbs
Passu twain of agriculture, gumshoe
ann of the Federal Government, e
eigned to trail Om high coat of living
fl Hi Mt and pat a alt on Its tall, ha
odio to town to fell us that ther a
to hla-h coat of Irving.
Wherever Do Holmaa haa heard of a
If h cost of living elua h haa hastened
a that spot Ho haa run down rumora.
s has wrestled with grim flg.nr that
would have downed an ordinary man.
Ho haa Invaatlgatad all aorta of dark
earner Now he doolaros that tha
High coat of living la a mora super
atttlon. Ilka tha old-fangled ahsotad
boat, tha pot of gold at tha far and
at tha rainbow aad tha theory tha
una office la a public truat.
Furthermore, Doc Holmea waa at a
meeting 0f the Patrla Club at tha
Metal Manhattan lean night The Patrla
Oub member have aworn by tha high
east of living. They have fairly
gloated over old High Coat.
But Doc Holmes atood right up and
told them that the bugaboo that haa
called Into being ao much activity In
economic aocletlea, women' clubs and
political conventions, la a mare shadow
without aeiidlty or aubatanoe.
DM NOT CARE A RAP WHAT
Doe Holmes did not seem to care a
rap If anybody did call him a heretic
Hg went after the high coat of living
hammer and tonga. Bald ha:
"it may aaara like telling a child not
0 cry when he la hunt, but nevertheless
the fact Is that the present high prlre
level Is big only by comparison with the
extraordinary low depths of the price
levela or the later yeare of the eighties
and throughout tba nineties Even the
s SB and from UN to 1900 than In any
eubaequent year except 111 and 111
"We bad become ao aocuatomed to the
aa usually law prices for a period of
twerae or fifteen yea re that we forgot
that those prleee ware exceptional la
tar experience and grew Into tha ex
peatatloa thai thaw would continue in
deSaltely. Mevartheleee the re-establleh-sent
of former prices la painful "
Then he actually bad the termerltr
to ge after oar old friend Consumer,
knock him down aad at and with ona
foat an his neck. Listen, Consumers,
Don Holmes actually said these very
wards about you.
CURB IS PLEASURE MUST WAIT
ft bj about thne for the consumer
la atop playing the part of a man WiTTi
gsievanoe. Nearly all hla grievances
Mat aaa be corrected can be corrected
by himself. He can buy with greater
economy In prices through co-operative
effort and by paying caah and by
avoiding the axpenslvaneaa of patty dis
tribution by not buying thlnga In small
packages. Than there are the costs
af pleasure, and It may be that the sit
uation la ao bad that pleasure should
barken to Income.
Ooasuaws aaem to be tak.ug It for
granted that everything in the way of
favors ahould be coming their way with
aat any effort on tlielr part to procure
them. They are making a most radical
Mistake and In consequence are getting
the worst effects of a period of high
When the doctor had lambaated the
coat of living and grilled the con-
mr lu nip u .1 . a oi.il. 1
..I l.kr.,in mrnt . n , I mm V, ,. had
overlooked one thing. He ahould have
gcglgad tba housewives, aba thought, for
their Ignorance and wastefulness in
But Duo Holmea thought ha had dona
enough for one evening. Ha let tba
MEET TO ABOLISH
Much Interest Over Charges
Of Walter J. Travis That
System Is Bad.
Ootftng delegates In Maw York from al:
over Ih oountry for tha annual meet
Igg to-night of the Nntlnnal AaeO'latlnri
are tapping that an amendment to the
V'OetMutlon will he put through by
? in h the control of a clique thmugh
losataatlons can he abolished Walter
J. Travis, writing erlltir!elly this week
la the American Oasfsr, calls the ores
SHI y em a vi e and urges that here
after delegates at tha ami Ja. meeting
gins i the nominating committee. In
alaad of ahowing lbs nominators of una
year ta aame inoer for the beat My
BaVnlng friends, perpetual ountrul uf
eeBcoe la kept
It g declared Ibat Hani II Ma -doaaid
haa really be me a one. nan
awe er In golf He waa laaslienali af
alh the National and Metrup
bJauiinating stnenllleas Hist fsJI and
baa a mouthpiece In a monthly. rii"h
eaet.gr! hands last summi It is
puti.led out tttat liiy ert vYatsva, '
tl-aat frtetid. I to advanri ir xn
National e.rtar ' Sationsl I1
4eui. ihat Fred Thomas. ne new Metro,
aalttsn aeeretawr. is a son of htaadun
gjlu uusloeea partner, end that Mas
pbr. trtgu,ain iim ri
,-. wio f-wr! II !" to t-il-Mly
da. plMfm' t II (' " - sold
ajaji) of tbe aaniMve runsnltteemei,
sue rasa friends af htaulonakt and
air -t of tne Kattuaal Unae Cluu,
TRAILS HIGH COS
HEIRESS WHO IS WON
BY RUSSIAN PRINCE,
IS - Z.
MISS HELENA STALLO,
He's Descended From the
Field Marshal Napoleon Made
King of Naples.
The announcement In Purls to-day of
the engagement of Mlea Helena McDon
ald Rtallo, youngeet daughter of KJ
mund K. Rtallo of Cincinnati, to Prince
Michael Murat of fit. Peteraburg brings
again Into the public eye this one nf
two Standard Oil helreeeea, concerning
wnose fortune there haa bean muoh Htl
gatlon. With her older aiater, Laura.
granddaughtera of the late Alexander
MoDonald, one-time vice-president of
the Standard Oil Company, aha fell
heir to about $1,0,000.000.
Mlsa Stallo. who lias epem much of
her time abroad recently, mat Prince
Murat (who la Kuaalan by birth, though
deacended from the famous fleld mar-
ahal of Napoleon, who was for a little
time King of Naplea) three months a
at a dinner given by Mra. Rutherford
Btuyvesant In Paris. Tlie Trlnce'a woo
Ing la aald to have been rapid and
ardent. Their wedding will take place
the drat week ot February In Paris.
Mlaa Helena Rtallo waa engaged eome
years ago to Nils Florman. a friend of
the late Col. John Jamb Astur. who
said he waa a member of the Hwedlsh
nobility. The engagement waa abruptly
broken by Mtse stallo and no explana
tions given by her. ,
Though the two fortune-favored Cln
clnnatl girls inherited such a vast sum
from their grandfather a tremendous
hrlnkase was Buffered by their fortune.
This was due, It was later brought out
In court, to the unfortunate Inveatmenta
made In the New Orleans, Mobile and
Chicago Ilallroad, a hypothetical line
which waa never completed.
Edmund K. 8tallo became guardian
and administer of hla daughter's estate,
then eatlmated at tl.r,000.0u0. In March,
111. Last February Surrogate OohalOJI
appointed Columhua r. van and the Guar
anty Trust Company special guardUns
for the two girls upon the petition of
their father to ba relieved of his admin,
PARIS HORSE OMNIBUS
HAS PUBLIC FUNERAL
Last nf Its Kind Drape J, Starts on
Last Trip to Dirjje of Auto
Trumpets Crowd in Mourning.
1'A.RTf, Jar. 11. The funeral of the
horse omnibus of Paris took place to
day whan the last of ths llnee, that
running from La Vinette to Balnt Sul
plca, was suppressed. At noon when
the old vshlcls was to start on Its final
Journey a great crowd gathered on the
place Hu'.nt Bulplcs and with mock
solemnity hung wreaths Inscribed with
the virtues and past glorias of tbs
ramshackle conveyance rojnd the sides.
A llns of new automobile omnibuses
was drawn up around the su,u.tre utid
the aaotSI'IPaa of theSi modern vehlidea
aat With I hair cap In their handa and
piayej a lUguluioua fanfare on thslr
horns ns the driver of the horse om
albUg, an anient apoplectic-looking In
dividual, drove off on hla final run Tha
omnibus Was or Wded with paseengers.
who together with tttS driver and con
ductor wart craps hands on their amis
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Biliousness is Bad Enough
In 'txrlf wild Mj hradarhrg, tour stomach, nnplrasant breath
ar.d tier. 'us tlcprrssuri but ni-rvoiirirs brings a la1 train
of wnmf ills if it t not soon correct !. But if jrou will clear
your system nf pnivmntj lulr ynu will be rid of present
trettblrt and be trrtirr agonist nlli-rs which may be worse.
art quKkljr and ntt&j tliry regulate tbe howclt, atbaalate
tlie Iivrr and tiduryj tune the ttnrnaeh. Then your
blosal will U- pSfaf aad Hshaf and t our ncrvrs won't botuer
you. Tha wi. ! world over Ber harn'n PilU are known at a
iinat rffirient f .mily rruirily, barnilet but sure in action. For
all disorder of the digralive organi they are regarded at ths
Best Preventive and Corrective
LIVES WITH WIFE
FOR THREE YEARS
Dhuy Ordered by Magistrate
Dooley to Explain Most
Peculiar Case, jf.
Too rig Theodore Wiuy. am Of well-to-do
nrooklm par mis. baa to make a full
earaanetsnn to Magistrate Pooler of all
the elroumetanrae swrresjridaadi the arret
divorce he ordained from krrs Annie
afllleir Drniy three jrenrs ago
Not only lhat. hut the ttadrlstrat haa
ordered a most thorntigrh foveaekrettnri
to be made of the whose matter He
Proevnsnosd It on of the moat peeullir
oasea asavt ever earn wethan Iris krvrwl
edas. Meanwhile Mrs. Dtiuy, who la tbe
mother of three children aad la aspect
lac the advent or a fourth, la almost
prostrated at tbe home of her parent
In Brooklyn arte eaya she never heard
of the divorce until her huoband, Just
before he left their home at No. 1U1
Bergen street, Brooklyn, last Tuesday,
said to her
"You are not my wife. I am under no
obi. Rations to you whatever. 1 procured
an absolute divorce from you three
Frightened by what ber buabgnd totd
her so nonchalantly, the young wife
and mother hurried with bar children
to the borne of ber parents, a fsw doors
AMAZED PARENT ADVISE HUS
"Pahaw," thsy told her; "he Is anly
trying to scare you. What you should
do Is get a warrant for hla arrest on
a charge of aliandonlng you."
Mrs. Dhuy took the advice. The war
rant was Issued and Dhuy arrested. Hla
case oame before Magistrate Dooley In
the Domestic Relations Court on Van
derbllt avenue yesterday afternoon. The
defendant appeared exceedingly uncon
cerned. When Mrs. Dnuy had finished telling
the Court how her husband left their
home on Tuesday Magistrate Dooley
turned to Dhuy and asked htm what
he had to say for himself. With a
Jaunty air Dhuy stspped forward.
"Wall, Tour Honor," hs began, 'this
woman la not my wlfs at all. I got a
divorce from her three yeara ago."
Mrs. Dhuy Interrupted him with a
"He must ba Joking, Judge. We lived
together until two or three days ago.
My last baby was born within the three
years he says ws have been divorced."
A confident smile flu-aver around
Dhuy's Vt: He drew a paper out of
hla pocket aad handed H up to the
"I guess Tour Honor will ass that I
am right when you read that." he said.
MAGISTRATE FINDS OECREE
Magistrals Dooley scanned the paper.
It was a decree of divorce In the oaae
of Theodore again t Annie Dhuy. The
decree slated that the marriage tie had
been dissolved for thn reason that Mrs.
Dhuy had a husband living at the time
he married the plaintiff.
"This la a perfectly regular document,
madam," said Magistrate Dooley to Mrs.
Dooly. "It states that you made no
defense to the artlon."
Mra. Dhuy by that tlms waa pals and
trembling. Rhs was an excited shs could
scarcely speak as she disclaimed any
knowledge of the suit In which tbs de
cree was entered.
"I was never served with any such
suit," she said, "and never had any
order ahown me to appear In court. 1
knew nothing about It. If I had known
I certainly would have contested the ac
tion." She then ernlalned that shs had been
married when shs was fifteen years old
to a youth, but little her senior, and
that that drat husband bad been dead
"Mr. I'liuy knew sll about that at
the tlms ws were married," shs de
clared. MaKlrtrate Dooley waa Impressed by
the young wife's manner. He ordered
thst the trlil be adjourned until Jan.
It and promised Mrs. Dhuy that he
would "see justice, dona"
Tbs Dhuys wars married sis yeara
ago. They have never been eeparated
before, according to the wife. Her Brat
husband waa John Gleason. with whom
he eloped when atlll a schoolgirl. Her
marriage to Gleason waa nsver legal or
binding, she Insists, on aeoount of thslr
Why you need
Realaol Ossbwaal la she Meal
haenag. aellssgns keibiM
Aad a erase sf ether
tantlr arise ta every
where there ere ehl
ell H (etc).
Building of the Home
as a Matter of Economy
Expert Who Has Operated 1
Heavily in Suburban
Forecasts the Probable
EiTect of the New Sub
ways Upon Land Values.
WY WILLIAM I. HARMON.
I presume thst one-half the male
population of Nsw Tork City Is trying
to foreeeat the effect of the new sys
tem of aubwaya and aubway extensions
on what la now called "Suburban'1 Real
Batata Some of tha curiosity comss
from the natural desire of owners to
approximately Lay their plana with
rrepect to their real aetata holdings
Some of the Interest ia excited among
tha professionals wha ar looking for
ward la buslnssa A third section Is
represented by men who are on tbe
alert ba take advantage of any move
meat that guarantees a aura dollarf
It would swam that the history of
tha enormous I nor aaa ao along the Itnea
of tha Intarboro system would form
a basis for comparison, bat ths Inter
bare system opened up a comparatively
limited territory and one directly In
the northward Una of tba clty'a
growth, while the dual ayatam, In a
large way, runs counter to the eurrent
of population, aad in many Instances
opens np for development a class of
property that no one haa heretofore
regarded as seriously competing with
the Brans. Thus one can And but little
value In asiatlng statistics In trying
to prod lot the Influence of tha new sub
way eye tern on land values, especially
ehrsughout Brooklyn and Queena.
HOW TRANSIT SYSTEMS HAVE
AFFECTED OTHER CITIES.
While New Tork glvea us no haste
upon which to work out our esUmates,
I think we can get game valuable In
formation In a etudy of the subway
system of Philadelphia and the elevated
systems of Ohloago.
In Chicago tha elevated Unas red 1st
Into what, at the time of their com
pletion, was open territory, end ths
Influence of this means of trsnaporta
tlon on land value ran be easily trscad.
Now the various "L" lines out of Chi
cago tap a population leea than one
half the number served by ths dual
subway system, end equipment, strue-
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turs and running tlms bear no com
parison to the New York eystsm, so ons
would surely he conservative In pre
dicting for New York land ettiiated
within the five-cent sons equal Increase
with the increase Chicago real estate
enjoyed following the completion of "L"
Prior to ths installation of an elevatsd
system In any district shout Chicago
land values ranged from i onn to i ,vs
aa acre. After Ikies havs been sstab
tlahed for a period of five years or
more tile value have increased to
from HO to 1300 per front font at retail,
or from H.000 to ItO.OOn per acre repre
senting an increase of from 100 to 700
psr cent. Assuming the same rale of
increase for New York land and allow
ing a liberal amount for Installation of
strsets, Bswsrs, a ids walks, Ac, we
would have hand values ranging from
11.000 to tan.oon par lot, with probably an
average of tit.OOO.
A word Os explanation might be glvea
with reference to this extreme differ
ence In mail mum and minimum value.
Ths maximum Is stated as rsprsssnllng
land suitable for business purposes and
lying within doss proximity to stalhsns
and on vide thoroughfares, while ths
minimum vslustton rspreaenta land lo
cated, perhaps, aa much as ten minutes'
walk from tho sistlon.
An examination of ths land values In
Philadelphia along the line of the Mar
ket street suhwsy and "I." ahowa ap
proximately the asm tendenclee. al-
Tha New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company has been severely
press attacks. The former will be answered In due time in the courts.
I would, however, ask the indulgence of the prose and the temporary cassation of Ita hostilities
for a few weeks pending the reconstruction period through which the Company is now paaaing.
No railroad In the country le fully equipped with No. 20 cross-overs, but tho Public Utilities Com
mission of Connecticut has ordered that all trains in that State shall come to a full atop before
switches are thrown at anything leas than No. 20 cross-overs.
This means, to maintain the efficiency of our service, a half -million dollars to bo expended In recon
struction of cross-overs, switches and signals, and the materials therefor have boon ordered. Meanwhile,
in compliance with the order of the Commission, there lo a necessary slowing down, making for Irregu
larity In tho train service, especially during the winter montha, when It ia more difficult to make up with
safety for the running time cut out of our schedules.
It is believed that a new time schedule, pending this reconstruction period, will Insure greater safety
It should be put Into effect, according to present plana, about February 2d.
Reconstruction of cross-overs will follow, and In a few months tho oldtimo schedule should bo
restored and maintained with the greatest punctuality consistent with safety.
The New York, New Haven s Hartford Main Una ahould be maintained as the safest rail read in
the United States. It haa been largely rebuilt and Its electrification Inaugurated during my adminis
tration and no passenger loss has been met with by reason of this reconstruction.
I desire now that this newest reconstruction shall be had without accident, and therefore ask
the Indulgence of the public and the press, and particularly the press, because attacks upon a railroad
management during a reconstruction period have possibilities of demoralization in the personnel and
working forces that directly increase the haaard of railroad travel.
Generally speaking, the hazard of railroad travel Is less than that of street or other highway travel,
but tho responsibility In railroad travel Is more directly upon the authorities who are held In full
measure of responsibility for every accident, whether or not such may be due to causes absolutely
beyond their controls
At the present time the travelling public and the press can assint in incrensing the safety of travel
by rail on our lines by suspending criticism and judgment concerning delayed trains for a few weeks.
though the lienrflota1 effeot nf the
f'hlladelphls subway yatem has not
been o great, due to the fact that Mar
ket etreef hue. for a rr-t many yeara.
had falrlv adequate transportation.
Kntiiratlv there will he but a slight
peciilme movement In New York un
til the question of the dual contract I
ahsnlutelv Settled 'Mope deferred
naketli the :-.,rt si.." and we leal
aetata men have rerfatnly bad our hop-
''eferred for the last ten yeais In a
ay to try the patience of us all. but
r'Kirmoiia changes In resl estate value
must come If the subway system ere
built, and these changes are likely to
i nine vet y soon if the contract now- be
fore the city la signed without unneces
Therefore it Is wlss for all persons who
wish tn take sdvsntage of one of the
irea'eal opportunities to make money
rvsr offered In the history of the city to
watrst the signs of ths times closely, bs
rome familiar with Dresent nrl ee and
vslnea so as to he able to make their
own comparisons, snd at the earl'eet
moment following the settlement nf the
qMSStlon Invest heavily, but. of course.
well within thslr means.
ADD TO LUXURIES
OF COUNTRY HOMES.
Hosm colonies in suburban sections
sre hastsnlng to develop oo-operatlve
"Cy this means," esld A. M. Mo
Knight to-day, persons who havs
ordinary Incomes are enabled lo en
Joy rleTbta and privileges otherwlee
available to the rich. Aasoolatlons
formed by home owners ami develop
ment companies are nunducllng com
munity garagea, clubs, boarding
stables, eervanta' halls and various
exerting a growing affect upon hum
public utilities. The movement la
Immigration la Increasing steadily
as a result of ths new era of business
prosperity This means a big addi
tion to Immigrant population In met
mpolllan centres. Nearly 70,000
aliens oame through Kills Island last
year and mors than 1.000,000 are
promised for IBIS.
Jamas Frank, the new preatdent af the
Real Batata Exchange of Long Island,
snnounoad to-day that he would carry
nut the recommendations of the retiring
president. John W. Paris, for solving
the tranett prnmam on the leland and
ths sswer problem In Queens.
Queens Lend snd Tills Company slid
plota at Massapsqua. L. I., this wssk to
W. R. Tsylor. N. Cooper, ff, M Kills.
D. P. Gkintsr, r.. Bradford, C. Johnson ,
Rpeakera promised for the annual ban-1
qust of the Ileal Estate Exchange of I
fing Island In the Hotel MrAlpIn next
Wednesday night Include Comptroller
Prendergast. Public Henries Commis
sioner trtlllefns, FlnrniiKh President Con- I
nolly of Wueens. Col IHalrtl of tha I
t'nlted Ktntos Knsln, -ring Corps,
s s s
Rohsrt H t'arley. as head nf the
syndicate that has started to hudd a
Xrest hotel on ths Oedney Farm trset.
near White Plains, has nractleglly se
cured one of the foremost hotel men In t
the esst to mnnsge It. Plans were
drawn by Kenneth M. Murchlson. The i
sit on the former estate of Howard I
Wllleta Is between two stations on the '
New York, Weetctisster and lloston
. . .
PMl D. Cravath hea ls a movement
af estate owners in the WoesCev Hills
re, lion of Long Island to restore the
of Jack Frost?
"Dud says that if I cat
plenty of H-O Oatmeal
every morning, Jack Frost
won't get me.
"Dad's a wise man he's
"He says it's Mamma's
business to keep my body
warm outside, and his busi
iess to keep my body warm
inside ', and he tells me to
eat a big dish of H-O every morning for brtuuifast.
"If every boy knewrw good H-O tasted he'd
eat it too, whether his Daddy told him to or not."
H-O is the only oatmeal that can be
cooked in 20 minutes. That's because we cook it
over 2 hours at the milL
Costs less than
I The- H OCompsny. Buffdlp.N.YI
rVAcTj V K O f oct e WrVe-tlO-1
CHARLES S. MELLEN,
plctiirssaus old lanea throng the
vsriotw fsrma. It shows thai farm r-
wlth big country place Intend to re
main there and to protect the terrl'orv
agalnat InvaaWsn by the mass's of
ftungalow hmldera are pushing ro k
S' Ocean ftesch. Fire Island, In sn'te of
winter. Kitty houses ksve Sees com
pleted there within a year
Mmin'uln Lakes Company announced
to-day that fl'tv-thre homes had bem
nold and oriupled at thit pl-tureenue
New Jersey park during the past year
With eighteen houses to be hull- st
once for recent sit n overs, tbe plsr
will have mora than two hundred resi
liences In sll yssr use.
with a disa of H-CX
hal cant a dish.
tal. a hs
las aavla 'l-