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ffoning World Daily Magazine
Friday, January 5, 19 17"
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MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE.
SUPREME COURT decision
ens to withhold from Brooklyn residents of the Thirtieth
and Thirty-first Wards tho eighty-cent gas securod to them
by mandatory act of the Legislature last April as a result of The Eve
ning World's campaign.
The appointment of a referee to go orer claims, assets or oper
ating costs of tho Kings County Lighting Company con only moan
long and needless delay.
The people of South Brooklyn waited ten years for eighty-oent
(M. Last year, with the approval and support of the newly appointod
Public Service Commissioners of thia district, who recognized the man
datory as the quickest method, Senate and Assembly passed a bill pro
viding eighty-cenl gas in all district of Brooklyn served by tho Kings
County Lighting Company and the Brooklyn Borough Gas Company.
Xot the Kings County Lighting Company even now finds it!
feasible to put the courts between
plain duty which the Legislature hu
pablio that support it.
Hore is cogent argument for
power enough to issue orders which public service corporations will
regard as the end rather than as the beginning of litigation.
' Brooklyn consumers should not lose one cent of the saving whfo!
the law secures to them. Every extra ponny they are forced to pay
because of injunction or delay should be impounded and returned to
FIGURING STATE EXPENSES.
.HArllki plans for retrenchment which Dublin AmnA for
economy, as rovealcd in the lato campaign, persuaded Gov.
Whitman to includo in his programme for the present vear.
ho .nevertheless asks, to meet the running expenses of the State, a
ram bigger than any hitherto appropriated to pay a year's bills.
For the taxpayers' qomfort, the $05,000,000 figured out by the
jGovernor looks bettor than the $80,000,000 whioh tho various State
departments had decided they must havo. But wait till the Legisla
ture warms up to the pleasant task of burrowing in tho bng that holds
the public money. There is no reason to believe that Albany is less
full than usual of legislators who believe the best of prosperity to be
spending other people's cash. It will need courago to hoist the
modest bannor of economy and keop it flying amid the general move
ment toward extravagance.
Tho Govornor's budget estimates do not indicate that State offi
cials mean to stint themselves to any marked degroo. One hundred
thousand dollars per month for the travelling expenses of Stato em-
ployces docs not sound as if anybody wore planning to savo Pullman
fares or keep down hotel bills. Five hundred thousand dollars for tele
phone, telograph and express charges ought to stretch ovor for consid
erable private comfort and convenionco. One million six hundred
thousand dollars will provido about as handsomely as usual for the
Tho Govornor has done somo paring, though tho. consequent suf
fering seems nowhere likely to bo intense.' Mr. Whitman had and
still has a great opportunity. If ho is strong enough even to start
a genuine movement for retrenchment among tho departments which
handle the State's business, this Commonwealth will gladly seo that
he gets the credit. Ae a man interested in stopping stones ho should
Bt otmUcJc thia one.
THE PERIL SPOT.
E SHALL never get anywhere in making the streets safe,
declares Magistrate House, "until the rijfht to roculatc
motor licenses is greater."
chauffeur must bo convicted three ttmea before his
license oan be revoked, and then he may have It rostored In
lx months. An owner may bo oonvlcted three hundred times
under the Btate Highway Uw without losing his license. He
may be Intoxicated and run over and kill a dozon persons to
r. day and be out again In hie car to-morrow. Yet the Intoxicated
driver is a far greater danger ban the simple apeedor.
The Magistrate hnB put his finger on tho peril spot in the
' State's present system of automobile regulation.
Secretary of State Hugo roports that last year 440,205 persons
-received their motoring credentials from tho Secretary of Stated
office, and beforo the closo of tho licenso year ending Jan. 31 tho
nmmber is likely to reach 450,000.
From the point of view of the safety of the community consider
. what this means. Even though u cortoflfeiorcentogo of all these mo
, torists show themselves unfit to be trulred behind a steering wheol,
' thero is still no guarantee that they can be kept from continuing to
endanger life on the streets and highways.
Will tho new Legislature give New York an-adequate motorists
Ik TliU Correct f
To tt T.Wor ot Tlie EitoIm World I
Regarding tho cannon problem
- which appeared In your paper algnod
' by h. P. i would nay. assuming that
the cannon U fired In thu same direc
tion as that In which tho train li
, .. moving, then tho speed of tho hull
' with respect to tho train la forty.flva
miles per hour. Hut tho speed of
'the hall with rosjieot to thu ground
' Is 135 miles per hour.
Tor thlH follows directly from New.
. ton's first law Of motion, which la,
nf'Every body continues at n uniform
'JV rate of motion In n rlsht line unlusa
compelled to change Its rate by soma
t force external to It."
Noyv,. from the problem we have,
tlie ball Is KoInK at the rnte of nlnoty
miles an hour bi'toro It la 'fired. Ho
after It la fired thu only forco that
tends to chant's the rate of motion
,'.'of tho ball Is tho forco that sends
jjJtliA-ball In the same direction as It
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One MonthittM.Mi.MiMtM.Mi tfi
announced late yesterday throat
itsolf and the carrying out of
ordered it to perform toward the
a Public Service Commission with
ends that ball la forty-five miles per
hour Therefore the Initial velocity,
which Is nlnuty miles per hour, plus
tho lmpul.se, which Is forty-live miles
per hour, Is equal to llnul velocity, or
135 nUlos per hour. U. V. Q.
I loll ii inl'a riiitllnl.
To U niltor ot Tiw Umiutf Wurldt
Wo would llko to Rut Homo informa
tion on a subject which is very much
needed by us. Vj nro In a constant
urgumout because Inith sldus think
they aro right, and they have a right
to think ho because they all have
proof. Now what wo want to know Is
what Is the capital of Holland. The
ttachers hore (Now Haven) are teach
ing that Thu Hague Is, und hoiiio of ua
who tell our children that it la Amster
dam aro told thnt we neod to study.
Well, wo tako It from tho World Al
manac and auine oncyclopedlaa that It
Is Amsterdam. J. I.
B. Amsterdam Is tho official cap
Itol. but tho court capital Is Tho
11 of us.
What a Sale Manager Should
A KRKL.Y because a man la a
I y I good nalesman It does not
necessarily follow that he
will develop Into a good sales mun.
agor," sold a manufacturer rooently.
"In faot, there are some grounds for
believing that it Is unlikely that the
craok salosman his tho oharaoterla
tlca neoeoaury for the desk Job. Moat
people have the defeota of their quali
ties. Theoretically, on able salesman la
a motor typo, and henoe, la not
equipped to conduct the sclentlflo,
analytical inarkut Investigations
which ur required for the sucownful
prosecution of salea campaign.
Mental types, who na a rule are poor
Kingdom of Arabia
Born of AVar's
1112 Kingdom of Arabia there la
romance and mystory In thu
very namo of tho new nation
whioh Is now appealing for recogni
tion to the United Utates and other
Ilorn of a revolt against the Turks,
led by El Hussein bin AU, the Grand
tiheref ot -Me oca, aided by hla three
warlike sons, tho now monarchy
Bcoma to have established Its sway
not only In Meccu, tho holy city of
the Moslem world, but In all tho
towns along tho Hud Hcu littoral.
One ot the reaulta of this revolu
tion hus been to remove any fear of
a holy war on tho part of tho MohaJii.
medium In thu lJrltlah and French
dependencies, uh tho (Jraud Bhcref,
by t'HpouHlng tho Allied causo, has
brought ubout u division n tho Mos
lem ranks that renders uny concerted
revolt Impoiislblu, It la reported
from Egypt that thu first work of
ot tho Grand Hlieref, as monarch of
tho Arabian kingdom, was to glvo
Mecca a thorouglt cleaning, not only
of tho dirt that had accumulated
through centurluH of Turkish misrule,
but also ot tho human riff-raff who
formerly preyed on pious pllgmiis to
tho Mohammedan Holy City.
Thu Htato Department at Washing
ton has received sovcral communica
tions from tho new government, dated
from Mecca and signod by Hhorcf Ab
dullah us Kecrutury of Foreign At
fairs. He Is Hupposed to be the eldest
on of the now King of Arabia, Ono
of these communications was a pro
test "to tho civilized world" against
tho alleged cruelty and brutality of
i the Turkish Government In Its treat
ment of prisoners. It Is believed thnt
Araoian Kingdom has the sun
port of tho Hrltlnh, French, Italian
and Russian Governments, and thatllatlon and those .Intended wholly
i they will demand Ita perpetuation
I after tho war( .
works Hard. W'ro
salesmen, are demanded for tMa sort
of work. In actual practice, however,
ono often ftnda thu most contradic
tory trait combined in tho same man.
"Too many salon manager think
that, If they have the men'M sales by.
monina ana tno tocai saico or tne con
cern, they are equipped to intelli
gently administer the duties of the
job. Tho analysrls of the bookkeeper's
records which would enable thorn to
act on real 'trouble shooters,' that Is,
put their flngera on weak spots the
Instant they develop, U distasteful to
mon of tbbi type.
"As a matter of fact, the sale man
ager should keep records which show,
not only the men's total sales, but
their sales by lines, toy grades (high
or low), new customers added, new
prospects called upon, proportion of
nalo.1 to now and to old customers, In
crease or decrease of Hales to each old
customer, avcragn 'value of each
nalostnan's shipments compared to
house average and to other sales
men's averages, number of returns,
distribution of consumer advertising
material to eaob salesman's cus
tomers, and bo on.
"Thus, In writing to his staff, he
can tell them exactly what thoyre
No Yule Trees
CHRISTMAS In Huasla, Roumanta,
Serbia, Bulgaria. Montonegro
and Greece folia on the seventh
of January, and will be celebrated thia
Sunday by adherents of the Greek or
lSastorn Church In all lands. A
change which will bo sorely regretted
by the youngsters Is the abolition of
tho ChrlsUnaa tree. This pleasant
custom was Introduced Into Russia
by the Germans, and because ot ita
Teuton origin It Is now tuboo.
Tho Orthodox Church, of which the
Cznr la the olllclai hcud, hus issuod a
proclamation denouncing the Christ
mas tree as of heathen origin and
wholly alien to ItUHsla. Tho "Btar
of Uothlehoni," constructed of pieces
of wood and decoruted with tinsel
nnd colored paper, an old Institution
In Uttlo Russia, jfas now taken tho
placo of tho Christmas treo through
out tho Czar's dominions.
In Russia Chrhrtinns is marked by
a complete cessation of business for
MOKUXO cigarettes is a very
bad habit," said the stern
parent. "You should aban
"Hut you smoke thorn yourself," re.
piled hla son and heir.
"Certainly I do; but you ought to
bo able to dlstluguliih between those
of my practices meant for your emu
as horrible, examples." Richmond
cvm'.M, mi, 1
flirt Nw J irk Kitnkif World.!
partners I'll do
By H. J. Barrett
doing in comparison with their own
Dast reoondH and the other salAa.
men's past and present nh o wings; he'
cut Indicate at just what points tholr
methods aro weak; In a word, he Is
In a pofritlon to maintain a smoothly
running, woll oiled machine; deteot
any knocks tho moment they appear,
and apply tho oil ot Intelligent un
derstanding to the proper bearings.
"All this data aro on the books tn
every office. To take tlmm of f nnd pre
sent them In tabulated form requires
bui u day A kuik a month for aoino
clerk. Three dollars thus expended
monthly Bhould greatly increase the
eincloncy of tho saloa forco. The in
formation thus gained, Intelligently
uppllcd, means all the difference be
tween operating in the dark or In
broad daylight. Hut it is a faot that
many sales managers lack this Infor
mation, and consequently manago
tholr staffs about as llobert Owen,
the famous Kngllsh economist, man
aged the cotton factory to whioh he
was appointed manager at the age of
twenty. ono, at a time when he hadn't
tho remotest Idea of what were tho
functions of tho various machines
by keeping their mouths shut and
for Russia's Xmas This Sunday
three duyo, and, although industries
directly connected with the war will
shut down only on ana day this year,
tho custom will be adhered to by
all private Industries. The tbree
day holiday begins vt I o'clock
Cbrlatmnf eve. On Chris trims day
ovnn tho street cara tn IHftrograd,
Moscow and other large cities stop
Zeppelin, Observation Car Has All
LON1XWKRB recently had an op.
port unity to Inspect one of the
famod observation cara carried
by raiding Zeppelins. It was found
In a Mold, having been abandoned In
n hurried visit to Britain's shore. The
car was brought to Iondon and
placed on public exhibition.
It was doscrlbod as having the gen
eral shape, of a headier flah with a
length of fourtonu feet nnd a diameter
of four feet at tho smaller end. The
car was made of thin aluminum
eheots and weighed only 100 pounds,
ho that It could be easily lowered or
raised from tho airship. This was ac
complished by means of a cunningly
contrived cablo, made of several small
wires wrapped about a large central
wlro. The contral wlro was used for
telephone communication betweon the,
aerial lookout nnd tho ZepixMIn,
Two cablos, ono at elthor end, main
tained the observation car In place.
These cablos are believed to have been
3,000 feet In length and would enable
the obsorvor to watch the movements
of the enemy tn daytime, whUt the
By J. H. Cassel
The Jarr Family By
CvcvrlsM. 117. bj Tfc IVm PoMUMcj Ob.
fTLa Srw Tort Brmln WerU.)
the shipping clerk, being
at. Mr. Jarr had been aent by
his employer to take charge of.
the unloading of an Important con
signment of goods which had ar
rived that day from the West Indies.
There, engaged at the end of a long,
dark, ahedded pier, with boas steve
dores, tally clerks, Custom House
men, longshoremen, Mr. Jarr ohookod
and counted and signed slips all day.
Toward 8 o'clook a grimy hand
thrust a grimy note into his. The
"or. Jar is wantid to oall up hla
house to once on the tillphone."
DUa thought succeeded dlro
thought, and the faster they cimo
tho direr they were. Mr. Jarr
shouted at the top of his voice to
stop the unloading till he returnod,
which the weary olerks and still moro
wearied longshoremen, the poraplra-
For the peoples of the Ralkana
this will be s, very unhappy Christ
mas. The conquering Bulgarians arsi
little better off than the oonquerod
peoples of Berbls, Roumania and
Montenegro, for the military via
tcries of the Bulgers have been,
achieved at the price of reducing tho
people to the extreme of poverty and
Zeppelin Itself hovered out of sight.
Bocauso ot Its small uUo the car also
would bo invisible, or noarly so,
Within tho car was a mattress upon
which the observor lay, By sliding
a curtain that ran around the aides,
made of glass, ho oould see In any
direction. A compass, a dock, field
Fifty Boys and Girls
Famous in History
By Albert Pnyso n Terh line
CwjrliM, llltT. It Tba I'm) I'uMIJiln 'u, (Tin . Vu:k V.itulm Wort.l.)
Xo. 34UENRl DE TU11ENNE, the ltoy Soldier.
E was brought up In tho French garrison city of Sedan, of which' -his
father, the Duke of 'iJoullIon, was military commandant .
From babyhood llttlo Henri yearned to become a soldier. Dut ,4
ho was so fragile und delicate that his parents half despaired ol '
roaring him to manhood.
They declared that a soldier's rough llfo would crush him; and they
sot him to studying Latin Instead of tho manual of arms.
Henri was bored by the need of learning a stupid dead fUo
when he might be gaining a military education. Tho only pleasuru ho de
rived from his unwilling knowlodgo of Lattn was that It enabled hlaa to
read Qulntus Curtlus's "Life of Alexander the Great."
This book 'ho read and Tercad. His brain was fired by the cxampla
of its hero; and he gravely announced, at tho age of ulne, that ho himself
was a direct descendant of Alexander tho Great.
He pointed out that Alexander had been a sickly boy like himself and
yot had bocome the world's Brcatcat general. Ho saw no reason why n
Bhould not do the sumo thine -,.!.
Onco more ho besought his parents to let him bo a eoldlcr. The night
on which ho made this plea was bitter cold and stormy.
A Teat of
Hirl made no rply. but presently quitted tho room,
nwhnm in Iia found. He had wrapped himself In a
gono straight to tho ramparts of the city.
Thre, after tho manner of an oflloer, he mado a formal round of tna
various posts, walking from point to point In the Icy storm. After Which
he Uy down nJongstde a oannon, rolled himself In his cloak, eoldlcr fashion,
and went to Bleep.
"There hi panic-stricken parents found tho nine-year youngster at
dawn, covered with snow and linlf frozen to death.
"I can stand the hardships of camp llfo," were his flrst words when
they waked him. ......
"And you shall be a soldier," his father promised. JiXou have provad
thero Is no other life for you."
A year later a famous general came for a visit to the Duko of Boulllon'a
chateau. On the evening of his arrival ho found Henri burled In a big arm
chair, reading- for the fiftieth time Qulntus Curtlus'a "Life of Alexander tha
That Is a fairy toryl" scoffod the general. "Historians have ahownl
that Qulntus Curtlus was an unmltltrated liar. No mortal man could have)
performed half the oxploKa ho attributes to Alexander."
It Is all true, Mr," contradicted the child, respeot for the elderly ruoatt
lost in a flame of defenso for hla adored hero. "Aloxnnder did nil thoi
mighty deeds told by Curttus. I believe that I am descended from' Alex
ander and that I Inherit his spirit."
A guffaw of laughter from the general broke tn on the boy's bombastlo
jrpecoh. At onoe Henri drow "himself up stiffly and bowed In stern coxemonys,
to the chuckling gue.t.
"Blrl" he eald coldly, "you have Insulted my hero. And your laughter
Insults me as wrll. I demand the satisfaction duo met"
(frvwMooooo "Will you do me tie honor to cross swords with
A Queer me?"
Duel. Th general, with rreat effort keeping his facd
Uvwwwvw straight, returned the bow and said ceremoniously:
"I shall give myself tho honor to meet yon la
mortal combat In the garden at daybreak." ,
When the gonoxal arrived at the meeting placo at sunrise he fourkl
Henri already there. The boy had gotten hold of a nnord as long as him
self and woo patiently waiting for his opponent.
The two salutod and crossed swords. Thon tho general, lowering his
"I beg to present most humble apologies for my rudereM In laughing
at so gallant a soldier as yourself. And I retract what I gald about Alex
ander. Qulntus Curtlus told tho elmplo truth about him. And a lad of.
your courage may well be his descendant. For I prophcey that ono day
your fame will rival his."
The old general's prophecy was fulfilled to the extent that Honrl da
Turenne, Marshal of France, was acclaimed within a very few years as the
foremost soldier In all Europe.
tlon running down their grimy faces,
wore not loath to do.
Mr. Jarr made a marathon to the
i dock office. "Iet me use the tele-
phono I" he (raspod.
'"Gainst orders," said the clerk. "I
took a mesxltah for you because they
sold It was Important, but we had a
lot of trouble about unloading firms
using tho telephone, and lt'a a
"Was It a woman's voice T" asked
"Yea," said the clerk. T told the
office porter to take it down, as It's
"Did she seem anxious the voice,
I mean?" asked Mr, Jarr.
"Surel Bho aald It was moat Im
portant," said the clerk. "Telephone
across tho street."
Mr, Jarr took It on the run and
found a telephone In the third saloon.
"Ten cents I" said tho bartender."
"Why, It's only E cents for city calls
anywhere," said Mr. Jarr.
"It's 10 cents hore," replied the bar
tender. Mr. Jarr paid the money and In due
time got his home on the wlro.
"Who Is It?" answered a volco. "Oh,
it la you, Mr. Jarr," and he recog
nised the voice ot Qortrudo, the faith
"Yes, it's mel" said Mr. Jarr,
quickly, if Incorrectly. "Where's 'Mrs.
"Hhe'a upstalra with Mra. Klt
tingly; I'll call her," said Ocrtrude.
It nppeared to Mr. Jarr that he woo
glasses and similar articles wero
within easy re.ich. Two electric light
bulbs furnished Illumination.
The car waa kopt In a vertical poal
tlon by moans of the cables and two
flange, like flna. The accompanying
drawing is Popular Mechanics' lllus
tratlon of how the car looked.
Ills mother answered!
"If you were a soldier you would have to sleep
out of doors on nlRhts like this. Kven imi an olllcer you
would be obliged to tuako rounds of the camp In tho
enow and oleot. You would not bo strong enough for
At bedtime he
cloak and had
Roy L. McCardell
kept standing, changing hla weight
from one foot to the other and press
ing tho greasy receiver to his lea
patient ear till said Impatient ee
was chafod, for an hour.
Finally Mra. Jarra voice oaraa
through space. "What Is Itr la
quired tho voice.
"What is It? Thunderationl XMdal
you send me a message to call
UD?" Shouted Mr. Jrr.
"Well, you needn't be so angry
about It," replied Mrs. Jarr. 1 only
wanted to know If you would try to
oomo home early enough to get mo
two yards of pink baby ribbon from
the little etore around the corner be.
fore it closes, because you know we
are going to the theatre to-night anil
I'm so busy I haven't time to ge out
for it. Get the baby ribbon for Un
gorlo the woman Jn the stare wiK
"Great Bcottt Did you stoy tits)
unloading of a ship and scare me t
death thinking the house was on fire,
you had been murdered or the chili
dren killed, to nsk me to do an er.
rand for you that you oould do lc
half tho time it takes to go upstalra
and gossip with a grass wldowT" ortea
Mr. Jarr, for he was very angry,
"I'll never, never ask you to da
anything for me, never!" aald tha
sobby voloo of Mrs. Jarr, and he could
hear tho rooelver hung up on tfee
Tho boss Is threatening to dook
him for the time lost from his work.
Hut Mr. Jarr doesn't mind that as
much as tho fact that Mra. Jarr won't
BPeak to htm, and all In the glad Now
To-Day's Anniversary J
CENTURY ngo the Maryland
vlllago of Hladcnsburg, near
wo .uy or Washington, had
an unsavory reputation as a duelling
field. Most celebrated of those alaln
at Wadonaburg wa Stephen Decatur,
the gallant naval officer. Commo'
don, Decatur had quarrelled with
.w..miuuru dames iiarron and
iauer uomandod satisfaction.
uuHiu wun pmtolH at eight
ami uccatur was fntallv
-.. Wluu iao receivod a serious
Stephen Decatur was horn 138
yeara ago to-day, Jan, 6, 1779, at Sin
nepuxent. Md., tho son of an officer
who boro tho same namo and held
tho same rank In the infant navy of
the United States. Decatur gained