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The Evening World Daily Magazine. Saturday. Janua
r y 18, 1913
Can You Beat It?
By Maurice Ketten
fc Tho I'nmi Pitbliiltif Ob.
tin Nt Tort fc.tiuaf WotitJ).
KOTABMOHBD BT JOSEPH PCMTZKR.
Published Dally Bieept Sundae by th Press Publishing Company. No, ii to
2 Park Ron. New York.
PUH Pri.lTZBR. President. Park Row.
.1. AN'll'H mi A W. Treesurer. t Park Row.
JOSJBPH Pl'WTZKH. Jr.. Hecratary, of Park Row.
Kntered at th Poat-Offic at New Tork a Sorond-Clasa Matter.
Subscription Rataa to The Evanlng i for England and tha Continent and
. World for tha 1'nlUd Btatca 1 All Countrlaa In th International
and Canada. I Poatal I'nlon.
Ona Tear IM One Taar tf.TI
Oaa Month 0" Mo
VOLl ME 63 NO. 18.778
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT.
BY PARDONING Fonlite K. Brandt, whirh waa the first irmittT
1he World TecoinuiPmli'd to the attention of Gov. Stilor
after hi inauguration, tftl (iovnrnor lias won the approval
of all who respect the court anil the judicial ivhIoiii of this State.
That Brandt, the valet, proved hitnielf a weak and contempt
ible rascal hat never been the point. Whatever lie was, this man
waa railroaded to prison under a sentence of preposterous scveriM
tiirough private interference witii judicial procedure.
TxiwreM and influence deliberately and auccesfully tampered
with law and juitice.
That ia a record which should never be allowed stand in the ju
dicial annals of New York State. Tho Governor ha done well to lay
hi hand upon the page.
A SEAT on the New York Stock Exchange aold this week for
only $51,000. t'1,500 under the latest preceding sale. This
is the lowest yet, not even excepting the panic prices of
1!K7. Ninety-six thousand dollar has been given for one of these
choice chair. Yet in the last three moutba some ten of them have
been aold at a drop of $15,000 or ao from the usual price aud $15,000
under the highest quotation.
If this can happen when the country is exceptionally prosperous
and confident it look if tome of the "inquiry" that Mr. Perkins
and hia friend pooh-pooh a vain and fruitlene might be getting in its
work after all.
The plain truth ia that the country is tired of gambling an,!
harlequin finance that inaaqucrade in the so her garb of straight busi
ness. It sees leas and leas in handing over its saving to the big
money juggler who say like Mr. Schiff: '"Lei us dominate as fur as
ever the lawa of nature, will allow." The public attitude toward the
feverish paevdo-buaineaa that gous on in the pit is slowly but surely
changing. Inquiry into the jmnteries ha not been vain. There
could be no better proof than the dragging price of Stock Exchange
Beal business i nerving itself to cast olf its false and flashy
parasite. Gambling aharea are going down. Scats at the roulette
table are not ai valuable aa of yore. Those gentlemen will presently
have to earn monev, instead of juat "making" it.
The French Xooioflcal Society boasting a luncheon of poached
ll that had been kept tlx and one-half months must make our
cold storage experts hereabouts smlle WHO disdain.
DO GREAT VOICES EVER GO UNHEARD?
THAT WAS a fine atrain of romance that Voae from Fifth
avenue the other day when a ragged, penniless Kuaeiau boy
sang hi way from the Plaaa down the avenue into the St.
Regis Hotel and into tho heart of blaae society folk who filled
hi pockets with money and are going to make him famous. The
young man said he had atudied at the Imperial Conservatory in St.
Petersburg. He came to thia country to aeek an opera engagement,
bat, having neither friend nor influence, nobody would liatcn to him
or give him a ..'h'ance to ting. So at laat he just sang anyway in
One of thoae who heard him declare that "rhe hungry, ragged
boy ha a voice the like of which haa never been heard in thia coun
try." Without initing that bis torn velvet coat al his etory may
have added to the glamour of hi singing, let us hope that he has that
voice. It ia pleasant to feel that such nice, romantic things enn
happen right here in New York, so let's leave thia one ita full bloom.
What would be interesting to find out in any caae is this: To
what extent can a really fine and well-trained voice go begging in
thia great muait-loving city merely for want of a hearing? How far
are introduction and powerful iriende indispensable to a young,
ambitious singer? The directors of our wonderful opera, for ex
ample: What would they consider first in an applieunt of whom
they knew nothing the voice in hia throat or the letter, influence
and other evidence in hi pocket?
After due reflection, the wsKers wl )urt wait.
I Letters from the People j
f ij-iju-trirajJuij-iiLiLi r J lh JMU'anii i
Chats With Great Men cf the Civil War
By Mrs. Cen. Pickett
lata, ar Ths ha rabiualaa Oa. Oaa Naw I art Kaselsg Want),
5.-ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS.
"Do you remember. Mal-d-dam, tlie wonder that swelled your young neart
to hut sting when as a. little child you we-e Mist told In aWMM tone- by one
i.u ...i.i-- ...... n.. ukv ,,,,. u fair" Then n von could not
COMINO up to aTet us at our .wedding reparian WOO be. th( gIH Of BUCli b calamitous supposition another second tha tragic
man of whom Abraham Lincoln had WllMlO M fc, pnctured the taut, overstrained ba of suggestion with Una answer.
I i 1 1 Va-aat-ss haofi-iPa - . . . aa a j J
, . ..t w,lM catoa mm. inai an. juaa-u-uan
MI take up my pen to tall you flint Mr. Stephens of
atory, aa you wilt eee.t Than, a little
later, he beckoned me to the atamp
window, gave ma my receipt, swatted
my letter vehemently with a atamp or
two and fluna It on a table. 1 hope It
will reaoli Ita destination. It probably
will. But the Incident aeema worth
relating. Ia It. raadere? Eight mm
utea waa tha time consumed In all.
Onorarbi. a 1 1 title, allm. mile-faced, i-oiksutiiutive man. h
Juat concluded the vary best appfich of an liour'a lanarth
I ever heard. My old, withered, dry eyes are full of
teara yet." '
The time had come which had barn foretold by Mr.
Stephens In IMl
"If Mexico, 'Uie forbidden fruit,' la to be seized at
every hazard. 1 very much fear that Mhoae who control
public affalra, In their cact-r purautl after the unenviable
distinction of deapolllni a neurhborlng; Kopubllc, will
have the astlll leaa enviable (Wry of looktna; back upon
the shattered ami broken fragment of their own con
federacy. And Instead of 'revelllinr In the halls of Mon
tesuma.' of cloatlns; over the ruins of the ancient cities
of rhe Asians, they may be compelled to turn and behold
In their rear another and a wider prospect of deaolaaton,
carnage and blood."
He was now the Vice-President of tha Confederacy.
After consrrAtulatlona he turned to the Ocneral with the query:
"Well, have yfu heard from Old Abe alnca tha war began?"
"Tea, I have heart! twice."
"What did tie aay?"
"Hia latest meaeasv was sent through Mr. Brownlne. He tatd T was to Co
hack to my Bible and read the TVodlgal Sou' and he would do his part anJ
have 4h fatted calf ready when I waa ready to come ba-k."
Teara afterward, When my worldly goods had all vunlshad by the fu hire
and defalcation of those In whoso oliargn the hod la-en placed, nnd I was In a I BL lMekett. and of making
department offlce In Washington, Mr. atepl.ena was 1n CongTes. When ha brilliant atatesmen?"
lgrd tho inil'OO'K-l :on MS Bllllllisaa'
Mia. rloaatt. She tjoii ner nm rme in
Now, I knew her
It WfiotH ,-ateh til
e"r heard. Mr. Htephena," I said, "that when Ien I Dion sent an arnica rorco
to have you arrested after the eurr.-nder of the Confederacy you said to the
officers. Gentlemen, T am greatly perturbed that your commanding General
should not only have put his Government to this untiecssai expense, but
should have subjected you to an dlsagreealje a duty. iftW I assure ou read -that
If I had had the faintest l.itlmatlon or converrtlon that my (WlSsaoa was
desired I should have done myself the honor to go by quickest route to Atlanta
to pay my respect". But perhaps your commanding officer. Gen. Vpton, hi not
familiar with the amenities"
"No Mad-d-dam." Mr. Btephena Interrupted. "I did not use the word
amenities' nor that expression 'greatly perturbed.' They hive been aland, i
ouslv added. My words. 1 believe. Mad-d-dam, were a Utile more emphatic,
nut as well asl now remember you have in the main repeated the interview
correctly." , .
s.. t ... in ihe faultol With some friends n one-armed Con-
I II f U t V I T i a vir- m
federate soldier, the silver-tongued orator of the South. Col. Charles L
. ......... , ... a,..j ... smsS iiK. .lurt then aelng Mr. Stephens
and paralytic a to bodXi but brilliant as to mind, being carried -Into the hall
he said In hia courtly Johnsonian manner:
"Come, Madam, permit me to present mv most honored and esteemed friend
Mr Alexander II. Stephens, to you and our soansuna .r,.u.
.....i.i h,n that -tt-.. knew Mr. Stephens Ml
..... ....v,. , ,... i ilie double anil distinguished h.-nor of presenting
' . , .ia..- n,ie irreal Illustrious commander. Gen. I ieorge
you to airs, rswn, i' - --- . , , . nA
her aaouamMQ wim ana o v-n iv,t ..-
Coirlit 101.1. I" The I'rm Publishing c. iTi Voik Jienioe WSassfi
tartar Wlpllara oe. "Tha X.aaiea."
" 'V: talon my fun irhrrr ffe found it:
t l ie flirted and dawrd through the years;
l i r hud my foH vtiofa of vretthrortt.
And lour of the lot 100 denr$l
One at i idn of the Pouthhind,
One from the City of Pork,
One teas a h.ighbroued BoslO'Cir,
And one from effete Xew York.
ou, ' quite a student of fiiittny;
But. taking them all as a lot.
You never 000 '''II vhen n mnn's in love
Til he say to and TUB'S hei not!
There are timet uhen you. think them, in earnett,
And timet trhen you know that they jest;
' But the things you will learn from the first one or lift
Will help you a lot with the vest.
At first I wat full of illusions.
Hhy and simple and fow--,
'Til 1 lost my heart to the Houthion.
Who taught me the art of the game
Taught me to danee like an angel,
Made love like a Seraphim,
uu mellifluous lies, and such eloquent ryet
And I learned about flirting from him.
Then I icat tent off to college
"Packed off," perhaps, tcould be true
But that didn't make the leatt difference;
There are flirts up in Boston, too.
Thit one talked Browning and Ibten
7 and aetthetie and tlim
But sometimes he fell from hit heightt and Ah, well,
I learned about flirting from him.
Then I wat thifted to Viettward
(Or to-day I ptrhapt thould be hit).
And there I met one who teemed really
To know what true lovemakinj it;
Uallant anil ardent and recklett.
Filled with romance to the brim!
Oh, he had tveh a way, and knew JVRT what to say
And I learned about flirting from hint.
Then I came back East, to Qotham
Back to the glare and display,
And met that accomplished heartbreaker.
The. dashing young blade of Broadway;
Yet out of the lot, I assure you.
He teat smartest, perhaps, and most Mm ;
But of love and Itt thrall, he knew least of them ulf.
Still learned about flirting from him.
100 ukpf my fun where I've found it.
And I'm not a bit sorry !' done:
For the more you have Jenoicn of the others.
The lett you will litten to one.
And the end of it't fitting and dreaming
Of love as it OVOHT to be;
So beware of the lot (which I know you will not)
And learn about flirting from me.
The Week's Wash
By Martin Green
oiurigin. 1013. to Tha Treat I'i bliililus Co. iThe w lort nening wanei.
lill.." remarked the head liu'led Herman Uoseuthal fo.md ;,r 'l on
pollaher, "inavue we'll ht race track, i.d they were tip's of
able to go down Sheeps- the frequenters who were on the Inside.
head Hay or Bel- The general public is glad the race
mont I ark or tricks have been put out. o business.
Oravesend and Racing can't aurv he without betting.
watca the gee-gees i Ana public bettlni is one o' the tri'.ng
a-o round agiln this 1 ,hnt modern progress has shuffled lot J
. the discard
and ominous may
be," said tile laun- I
dry man. ' You I f (
probably base your
I Shy Little Wall Street.
KUMIUUNT WILSON see.-na to
be throwing a scare Into many
gale , the head pollaher.
will rlso again on i ' t.ompared nlth money," replied tha.
ii. .da of thorough- . laundry man, "a rabbit la brave as a
I linn 1 . ... ..II - - '
iv.t. i i,i,i t.i.nij, ui urstniaeu uavlivr"
the kind of money that Is bulwariied by
privilege Mid ha . been accumulated by
methods akin to cheating the laws.
"Mull Street ia afraid of Wilson: Wall
The "Walfh Yarnr Dies" Ueaea.
Te the Easter of Tke Knaias Won :
Haa anybody aver thought to eom
para the moving platform uaad In the
Hoatm aubway with our own New Tork
ubway platforms? In Boaton tine
platform moves out to touon the train.
Hera there are often gaps between plat
form and train that a man could fall
through. I wonder mora people are not
A p. O. aakstatlaa Orteraate.
To ike KAHer ol Tae grseesg Weald I
Thia morning I entered substation N
of tha Naw Tork Hoat-OtOca to regkster
a latter. Thare was no ona ahead of
ma. I got my raglatry stamp at tha
atamp window with no specie! delay
anO waa directed to tha raglatry win
dew for tha rest of tha operation. Tha
only oc cupant of the raglatry compart
ment waa a youth who waa buay at tha
back of tha roam ahovlng parcala. u.
through a rear window to people be
yond. I waited and waited. Than, see
tug a window labelled "Ingulry." I
started to aak Ita guardian If tha reg
istry department waa on tha Job. But
before I could apaak he vanished. An
other long watt while tha youth ehovad
packages and the atamp window man
conversed with two genial gentlemen
who bought stamps. Then tha stamp ; Met lellaa, JSX4-lSKs uaraer, itno-
Seorea Vroeeat Hay Maale."
To tea Koller of The KMelag WurtJ
I ran't help wondering how people
could poaalbly care for t'iia oreatlona of
some of the modern classic composer,
like Debuaey and Blohard strauao, when
they can hear tha old balls. I. I may
be an old fogy, and I probably am. but
I would rather hear a good alnger alug
' Kathleen Mavourneen" or the "Lost
Chond" than a whole opera company
etruggllng with some modern claaalc
oomDoaaWe lateet effort. What'a tjia
matter with tareaant day mualc? Are4
we to hear no more straightforward
expressions of aentlmant alinply set
forth, or muat we continue to have the
hlghfalutln, crasy creatlona of lyric
wrHera who are aahamad to make the
alnger declare an honest aentlmont?
Who haa touched the heart like Haifa,
Sullivan and Thomaa? More power to
the old faahloned ballad! DAVIII
learned of my position he aald: lir. Stephens SckhOW
VI. A. ,1 .A : ..." h. . 1 . , . nrnnMinMut H. wm-it will, an itvijvwralt num. -tv. 1. Ml tliMlker. 1 UllOW
bar of d'e "I ant very aorry to hear this; very aorry. You would belter go i a jetting egg basket and I am taking my last ride In one.
back to Virginia and ralae beea and make honey. I don't believe Gen. Pickett before she was married, was at lie-
would approve of your coming to Washington to work. ' wedding reception in lilchmond and kn
"Nor would he approve of my being stuck up with honey end atung by bees, nr Caffeoll, her father, be tor her. Ha
either. Mr. Htapiions," I replied. ! was. as I was, a great Union man, and
"It Is safer by far and leaa painful to be atung by ln-ea than hornets, and I? ,c ta niP that the only aerious quarrel
you are not careful you may be atung by horneta here." ( )le gyg. had with his wife was ahout
I told him tliat I should treat the hornets ao that they would not sting nia, 1 geceaslon, In connection with the name
and did not expect to be In office alter my sun had nnitfhea nis ..cm -e in ino
"What will you do then?" he aaked.
"My eon will take care of me wlille I write a book libont my husband's
"Write a book! Oh, my God!" he cried in dlemay. "Go and read Job,
Some Southern frlenda coming up, the vein er.iatlon turned upon Mr Davis
of hia youngest son, . ailed for an uncla,
; who became a rabid secessionist.
The depute resulled In the
changing of the boy's name. And I
learn that to this day he calls Ills boy
by one name and his wife calls him by
' another. Your son." I e said, turning to
! me, "looks like both you and your hus-
and hia Cabinet. band, Mad-l-daiu. Ah. Mfcd-d-dam. Ihe
"It aeema a pity," aald one, "that Mr. Davis was not allowed to follow the a-nfTaj waJ1 mM and gentle of man-
bent of his Inclination and . lmmiand the arm. and let Mr. I oonius be rcmocni. faarlOB and earnest of
r,...n,i,. Preil.Uni? Well, we should have had u devil of a time.
wouldn't have .lasted mora than about three duys. He would liave had no
mercy, taken no prlaonera, given no quarter. Toombs, you know, was never
reconstructed, never aeked for pardon and was never total Van.'
"I don't know why, but you always make me think of Mr. Toombs." I said.
"Toombs? Tooinba why, he and 1 were aa unlike as If one had come (row
Hades and the other from Greenland's ley mountains, Instead of both coming
from the good old Btate of Georgia, of which we are very proud. Our views
on every other question on earlh. from ae-esalon up. were dlameUlcaUy op
posed, even iu to hia opinion of my humble self. Kor Ue saw In HM irreat
Presidential timber, and on Feb. 4. 11, In Montgomery, Ala., did ane the honor
of euggealtnej me aa President of our Confederate .Slates."
"I wonder what would have been the result, Mr. Hteph-jna." I said, "IX you
had taken flrat place and Mr. Davla second?"
, ner as he was 'earl
I soul. I have heard that Preaiilrnt Lin
coln waVery proud or having been in
strumental In the General's going to
"Ton kno, Mr Stephens, when you
were on the Peace Commission and went
to hold a conrerence wun in. Lincoln
at Fortress Monroe there was a consultation in
nt our -headquarters and they were In hopes
And afterward, when (hey learned the reiult
.km aaav ' '
I sBi wav JH
I Vssaa!uMar y araaaBaw
I KS?' -sar-
I " wbsaaasW k "''
'jXSCXvNT3S1R H. 5TC PTftNaj;
camp that night of the ohV-ert-that
you would end the war.
of th con (ofl nee, for several
days the men were Jubilant becauae they felt sure thut you all had something
UP your aleeve. foreign Intervention, or"
"Yea. a little Joker " replied Mr. Stephens.
window man called "Past! Paatl" to the
package Juggling youth and nodded
toward me. But parhapa tha youth'
name waa not teet: Paatl or maybe ha
aide t hear, (or he didn't raapond. At
laat I aaked tha atamp window man if
th ragtatry department was working
that day. and na kindly assured ma it
waav la tha hare of thia truo
T. Die Kdiior of The Bmlat Wortd-
How long a term la Mayor Oaynor
serving? Also how long was McClel
lan Mayor? MRU. M. B.
MeClcllaa served two term (from
104 to ISO. Inclualvel, one of two
yeaia and 04M of four years. Ga nor's
term began Jan. 1, 1S1U, and will end
with the cloae of 111.
" 'Wliit'o iJe iko) hat, if'
I "Tint IlllofI liajivaUlj tiKJ pMtMW niili I
Mi.. Mjr ttitTf l m rrautm, nu lc, I " A vtidr inal.r lul, my "i, Ii. o cutiTM1, un
in t-autrr sit) l lurry. Wut a ftisvoliujd!" vilbuut a nai.' " f'ln a(u Hf i l
TUr oiaMsvetr Joo (tvuiu A I U nn-
llaiuil 'Uki (ja-caavlon Hit tn tfitw tht t ro tup- I
V Id rhK-oi... j
JltU. wliettier Kitr or tilluTttiaw. oe f at Iff f UtMl hi-kexl Iuju wJt ol liio ii
f iMift. full vi rtavsuo. A little Uy l to Lit I M but h irtuinM.
fetoWr MW itV 1 1 "ft hoi ' 'i.-t til oil n an ms'-l
Needed on the Team.
Stories of the Day.
"You hera atoT"
, "ita, air," aua4ra1 t!a imvttuttu te yodlli;
1 "I cd'in to art' If tou cuuUu't ba iutluoaj to .uio
' aU football tram "
Only Abraham She Knew.
At-MAt.l. girl StaSM MlMSllOS " Auirrl.'.a
lil.torr tar i ! U.r BllUlc.l kn.iw
it ur u it iutta a.il .ml wit aenli .i;,n,..l
bear tin- teacher raftr Hauli.nl to thiahaiu .ml
hi uriihear, l.nl. T'i. elc-iitiaiau ttuti.iPif ills
.M a new pupil tnitnlrsd :
"t'i. a-hat a. reui laagei -hiti h-Ma
I seal titi. m-nCust" Her leplf tarpntsd bimt
"Well, mm. Mr. w.i as didn't hsrs iai
llltit. leSMS tin sjHtmlsi. 'flit tetjsatf leal an
all t Hsu talking alnut Mr l.-n jln lad hit
tolonl aald: I OrOdS, on the fa -t that Met e has been
Inaugurated a movement at Almtiy to
. revise the antl-bi iting bill ao as to
i allow a revival of horse raolnc
( "If t iey revive racing in this Htate
they will violate ail precedents of the
past fifteen years, I'Urlng that period
no Stale which prohibited racing has rc
i pealed the law.
! "It Isn't likely that Xew Vork w-'.ll
break through this rule. The genlle
I men who arc agltattnt.' a revival of horse
' ra lug are bucking a tetiKh proposition,
i fo- the racing men kired the game
I "There was a time-say twenty years ' street I afraid of anything these days,
ugo-when mar.y bookmakers were gam- A Stock Exchange aeat ao'.d Friday for
I biers and would take a chance. The I sui,ws a piaer s consioeraiton. BroKrs
players had an opportunity to get a re talking about closing out and quit
run for their money. Then a new ele- ln t game.
wan street overlooks the fact tha
the game down there haa been dying tor
the past three of four years. Long be
fore Wondrow Wilson was elected Gov
ernor of New Jersey the people of tho
country grew wise to Wall Street and4,
began to back out. They'll never go
1 . . . L T I...'. ..... I. A ..... kZI
1 - - a. l low i i cv.uwiL-viecL or nam
utterances that are depressing tha pricaa
of stocks and Stock Exchange seats. It
is the great investing pubila which haa
uavu cnK.ru iw nu.iie nine past 1H
carefully aequeatratlng capital In aid
stockings, stovapipea and holes In th
ground, it la charged by many bus neaa
men that Gov. Wilson la not a business
man. Quite true, and ha waan't elected,
by those business men, either."
Hia Otar Role.
wwwwoimiwaw .... a.
HEE," said the head polisher,
"that Mayor Gaynor has put h'.oi-
.iu ,ii auoia ctrciea
in, nt entered tiie bookmaklng game and
fo: niud an organisation of sure-thing
Combinations of ow net s. Jockeys, train
ers and bookmakers put the kiuoah on
the patron, of the race tracks. The
modest bettor, in tending his money
across Ihe bookmaker's counter, figura
tively kissed It goodhy.
I ''Owner of race ttgata g-anted oats
I ting privileges to crooks. Mere In this
1 State men who had been instrumental
I In kllllvt rarn.;: In tVllfnrtilu, Mi.--iourl,
j Arkansas, Keutin-ky. loulslaua ana j
to ! other Sttites wwf alhedto make book
Tha millions es who
ledf. ni to Snsdsr -liool fur the lint i sBi Ul law."" K.nui CMI Mat,
mil S IC II 1.IOIIH.V, iiiiiiiuua in woo .
were niniilng lb racing game were I by" saying lis ordered the arrest of
warned that they were nueerlng their j George .-llpp."
own business by allowing these high-1 "Anyhow." ta'.d the laundry man.
way men. masking aa luyers of odds, In- "there Is on thing to be aald about
side their gates. j Mayor Ua ;ior when It conies to aaauai-
"Jack Rose. 'Kiidgle' Wvb jer, Vallon tng responsibility. Me never pages Us
and hepps and ihe four ftluttHM hobuck."