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ADOPTS 12-IXCH GUXS
FOX BATTERIES OF XEW
Sgvv General Board Decides on
Calibre— U-Irtch Rifles for
jFrosa Th« Trltmae Bureau.]
WasMnrton, April S. The battleships now
tiding "S" 113 have batteries of twelve 12-inch
runs, instead of ten 14-inch gruns. according 1 to
a. ralic? <■■' the Navy General Boaro. -which has
decided that tvery advantage in the problem of
attack wi!l be protected by an edherence to the
U-isch gun as the maximum, if not the ex
rfTislve. calibre for the main battery. Two
propositions were made some time ago, one- con-
WTcplstinr a. battery of twelve 12-lnch guns and
tie- other a battery of ten 14-inch guns. The
*>ur»s.u cf ordnance Is having constructed at a
prints plant a *>"P» srun of the larger calibre
t D<! arffl have it completed ready for test at the
Indian Head proving: ground before the end of
the fiscal year. The increased velocity and
range of ruch a gun is theoretically known to
the ordnance atßcxXß. as are the weight? and
ftrocrcral changes which would be necessary in
providing luser turrets, heavier ammunition
carriers and greater magazine capacity. The
-.-■ of expense baa also entered materially into
the ■■jeatfoii These elements have been placed
ecaisPt the military advantage of ten 14-inch
1-stead of twelve i:-inch guns. The decision
g!: been reached that nothing would be gained
fcr the adoption of a 14-inch gun.
In tn« mean tfma the army ordnance officers
tn constructing five seacoast rifles of 14-inch
calibre. In the coast defences the experts are
rtrt troubled -with the Important question of
■weight, which 1? such a perplexing factor on
board ship. These n»w army guns are befna;
bu2t at the srovfrnment arsenal, one of the -wire
■wound type and the others of th- Jacketed type.
Arrangements are bow being made by the chief
nf crdnance for the manufacture of four addi
tional 14-inch rifles, to be wire wound. It i 3
believed thnt all these guns on completion and
-•- - trial -• Sandy Hook will be shipped to the
■nnr coast defences in the Philippines, where
tfc«v sr" to be hi place early in the coming year.
It Is probable that in all coast defences here
after e'jpplied with arrnamfcnt the 14-inch ran
trill be used. There has been pome talk of
using 16-inch guns ln Om fortification of the
Panama Canal, hot the army ordnance officers
believe the only 16-inch gun. which was built
•- — i years ago. too large for practical purposes.
"W\th 14-tßdi guns guarding the approaches to
tie canal, the ehlpa of an enemy carrying onl>
12-Inch guns can be kept at a respectful dis
tßjHe. fprrlnHy with the waters which nnsst be
traversed by the enemy's ships thoroughly mined.
Tfc< plan for prctectlns; the canal contemplates
rot only formidable batteries, but the use of
c&jes and rub—arine torpedo boat?. Th<?re has
been some discussion cf -whether rubmarines
Ebonld be placed tir.der the coast artillerists, but
Elthoueh they may never actually be trans
'— - to the "War Department, they are destined
in the protection -f the canal to be operated by
t=«- coast artillery officer commanding the de
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EXILE TRIES SUICIDE.
Wmnim Girt Drinks Acid After
Vitwimg Picture* of Chain Gang,
Mies He3«n Mandelstam. who escaped from a
Siberian prison and Is cow an exile, attempted to
end h»r life In tha dental parlor of Dr. TVilliam
L"bin<«. •- Newark, yesterday, hy swallowlns a
cuarit-lty of — acid. pv., is In the Oty Hos
pital there, with s::r"-.t chance of recovery. Tha
T*"J3P tthsj:'? act followed her visit, In company
sM ■-' dentiFt'c "^.:fe to a moving picture show,
There th« ■ -. --.- of a chain gang of prisoners
sroogct to her morbid recollections.
The -.■^■;r^ woman Is a graduate d'ntlst. and
came frorr RusEla about two years ag-o. For a
•bm Ac ■wed in this r:ty and Philadelphia. She
wecht <1 N»«-ark on Thursday, and went to work
for Dr. I>vine. In tho same office wan her
brother. Dr. Mai Mandelrtam. who came to tnis
ooimtry three years ag^-
Juft before eb* took the poison tha young woman
eaDed to her brother, who found her wiltlihiC on
tc« Coor. Ehe fou?fct against being treated by
three phyEciarj -who •scere summoned, but was
PLAN WORLD-WIDE XTNTVERSITT.
Salvation Army Asks $5,000,000 for Training
of Workers in All Lands.
la the movement to establish a world-wide uni
■SssS^f fcr Salvation Army workers, said Com
■assjfler Evang^line Booth at the Salvation Army
b*ai<;uarters, No. 12 "West 14th street, yesterday.
New Tork will have one cf the schools. At the
three-day celebration In honor of the SOth blrth
«ay of General TVllllam Booth, on April 10. 11
and 12. th« work cf raising the J0.000,000 required
to bsild the chain of universities that will make
•up - the "World University of Hnmanlti-, will be
*>«»nn. There will be one -university in New Tork.
one In london. and four or more distributed about
O9 European Continent.
This movement is a fulfilment of the plans of
Geaeral Booth, who for several years has been
*xamaii2« the poße.bilities of 6uch a 6tep. It has
l»ar been the desire of officers of the Salvation
■Anay. la conjunction with General Booth, to raise
th« eSdency of the workers throughout the world.
This can best >■•• done by a system of study, it la
At the ineetins; in Carnegie Hall on Monday.
-Z2. the last day of the celebration, tha prog
ress of th« Ealvatlon Army and Its work will be
•howa-ia tableaus. Many foreign workers, In their
£*£y* costumes, wEI participate. Miss Booth will
•i^'give details of the movement and of the plans
ter-rataig.the $5,000,000 endowment fund. Com
=a»J«r Booth will address a "rags" ineetlnr In
to* Brooklyn Music Hall on Sunday sight.
On and Off Chat
e/*Lr C^* Kr reporter plckad trp the following-
«Jttdaa Brewster-s not twenty-four hours ago.
~ e . cr _ber -millionaire- customers ' struggllnK Into
sew town asked the tamo-j* eostumer how she
«W b*r figcraln such superb chape. "Tou hahlt
*ai.r eat and drink heartily and even thoughtless
rL*" te •*» riotonaiy at tones.- Bh * complained.
'2™?. I B« vIM . Permit. Tet I can't keep
3?»,!f2: apparently, you can't *et fat.- "Guilty -
**-:efl the fashion czarina, n admit I don't fatten
ZZ£ I thin down, but it is because l£Z
Slr^"! dear Mrs. (the nama almost
J^ outX to *y to mr tMX Thus far and no
S»r\,f t^°£ * lerClSft n ° r ** nor roa "7
faST^JJ^** or toai c a trouble either. Here
■fc.tha-sacretr Bh« wrot» a few word, on a eiip
£J*J« and handed ,t to her questioner. -££
?|HH^' Es ."» %-k Aft
FOR THE OPEX SUNDAY
DR. J. P. PETEItS'S APPEAL.
He Asks All Clergymen to Favor
the Committee of Fourteen's Bill.
To emphasize the fact that the Brough bill of the
Committee of Fourteen gives the privilege of sell
ing liquor on Sunday only to those places which
will be conducted In an orderly, manner and, re
verse present conditions, the Rev. Dr. John P.
Peters, chairman of the committee, has written a
letter to all The clergymen of this city. Dr. Peters
believes that the bill will wipe out all the disor
derly places, as only saloons and hotels run in a
respectable way can take out the Bpeclal license.
Dr. Peters aEk3 all clergymen to consider the bill
carefully and three main lines of abuse of the
present excise law, which it eeeks to remedy. The
■ first and most important of these is the Raines
law hotel, of which he says :
1 ? 0 * fome Eensible emendations of the. law
aW?J* } wo years a S° the number has been re
cuced to. seven hundred and fifty, of which about
five hundred are fake hotels. The law. as con
stituted, encourages these abominations by per
i^^iF ♦ the 6a:e of liquor in hotels on Sundays.
t?iL- ,V tO wltilo estra payment or license,
:v-min&lly, such sale of liquor must be in con
f^SJi Wlth . *. meal » but the conditions of en
lorcement of the law, partly as a result of court
decisions, are such that practically any one hold
ing a hotel permit may sell liquor ai: day Sunday
anywnere in the hoteL It was. this special privi
lege accorded to hotels which brought the Raines
law hotels into existence; and it must be frankly
admitted that if the law against selling in saloons
on Sunday could be and were actually enforced
the number of Raines law hotels would be great-
Dl^l Cr6aSed because of the money value oi this
Of the second point, the destruction of the. spe
cial privUeg" now enjoyed by hotels to sell liquor
on Sundays, he says:
This bill will not onl make it unprofitable to
estaJDUan Raines law notels. but will aipo do away
Wtn the illicit ba-.e of liquor in the back rooms
pr saloons, whicn has resulted in such a great
increase of drinking, and fostered also gamuling
and immorality. To-day practically all saloons are
open on Sunday, all efforts to close them hav
tng proved futile. The Excise Dt-partm-nt uii'l
tno BUite administration, which has the hrst re
sponsibility, will not act except on demand of the
citizens of the city; and a majority of the citizens
of the city are not and have not been willing to
make such a demand upon the state administra
tion. That administration reflects in its attitude
of suplneness or. this subject the attitude of what
U believes to be the bulk of the citizens of the
3 be far.« is true of the police ar.d the city ad
ministration, which secondarily is charged with
the- enforcement of this law. All efforts to rousa
tr.e citizens to action have shown that the senti
ment Is not in favor of such enforcement. The
increase of the liquor traffic on a holiday is rela
tively email. Men can go into saloons wherever
they happen to b« and go o'it again, and the re
sult is mat they drink little more than on ordinary
But on Sunday, when the man must slip Into
his saloon by the side door, the tendency is, one«
In, to stay t!-,ere all day "ong, and in consequence
tfae actual amount of liquor sold and the profits
of the saloon on Sunday axb considerably greater
than on a holiday. Moreover, as stated, owing to
the fact that the drinking in the back rooms Is
illicit, these places have become centres for other
vices; and it is not an exaggeration to say that
the great majority of young irirls who are ruined
and started on bad lives in this city at the pres
ent time make their Btart in the back rooms.
In the third place, the passage of this bill to
abolish the Raines law hotels would cut the nerve
of the present police graft in conr.^ction with Sun
day safes, and the consequent political corruption.
The Sunday saloon is to-day, by general consent,
the most prolific source of graft. So long as the
present law is on the statute book that graft
will continue- It may be added that not n:v is
our political system corrupted by the present
hypocrisy of a law which cannot be ar.d Is not
enforced, because contrary to the standards and
desires of the bulk of the population, but, fur
ther, our youth are trained in lawlessness, and
our courts, which In the nature of our political
organization reflect public aentinieirt and public
morality, are. dernorallzed-
Dr. Peters mentions the men. like ex-Mayor Low,
ex-Police Commissioner McAdoo and members of
the bench, in favor of the proposed legislation, sr.d ;
•her. sums up the principal points In the bill. As
the bill, he says. naturally will meet with bitter j
opposition from the corrupt and vicious elementa,
be asks the support of the earnest religious teach- ;
e.rs and leaders, th.os« who. he says, "are ready to j
take, with regard to sham pretences and conver.- i
tions. the same attitude which our Lord Jesus j
Christ tock in dealing with th« Ptiara—to Sab
The Commiitea of Fourteen ha» sent the following
letter to the rnembars of the grand Jury:
Ton are a member of the grand Jury of this
county. The records thow that of the 1.409 cases of
alleged violations of the excise law presented In
the last nine years the dismissals have been £1 per
cent. In 1&0S tut 8 per ount. were indicted, and in
15 7 every case was dismissed.
Theso cases ari the strongest that are obtained,
being first examined by the police magistrates, who
In the same nine years heid for trial but 46 per
cent of the cas«:3 presented. For a liquor tax case
to b« prese.nte.d to the grand Jury, motion to trans
fer must be granted by a Judge of General Sessions.
It is conceded that euch motion is made only in
those cases whore conviction is certain in the lower
court (SpeciiJ Sessions). Even if the rare Indict
ment result, the delay incident has the effect of
reducing to a. minimum the penalties preaorlbed by
4 v p law
Despite ti.ese facts, the dismissals by the grand
Junes and acoulttals by the petit (trlal)Jurlea hay«
amounted tola per cent of all wea. The Court of
Special Sessions acquitted and discharged in 42 per
cent of the cases in which it had final disposition.
This committee has had introduced into the Legis
lature a bill emending the law as follows: (1> Pro
viding increased exciM department agents to en
forc" th« law. (2) putting penalU** on the place for
nln^tent v (iatioi <3> ra 'i.g tj-.e requlremeiit for
De". :X V,4tv-flve rooms and %
■ ba-rocms on Bandar betweao 1 and 11 upon
P^^^r^h^^ts would correct
AneTpression of opinion would be much appre
XAVT YARD BREAK GROWS
Heavy Brick Wall of BmMmg No.
"With the dißccvery yesterday of an ominous look
ing crack In the heavy brick wall of Building No.
20 in the navy yard in Brooklyn, came evidence
that the subsidence of earth on the westerly eld*
of the big excavation for Drydock No. i had not
been checked, aa had boen asserted by the drydock
Rear Admiral Goodrich late yesterday afternoon
made a careful examination of the new sign of
danger, and official action will be taken at an early
date. In the mean time- digging in the big hole
just east of the buildings goes on, and every scoop
ful of earth taken out reduces the pressure on the
quicksand which underlies the foundations of tha
buJ'idtnb's on th« west bank.
CARRIAGE UPSET IN FIFTH AVENUE.
Narrow Escape for Stage When Cab Gets In
Engine Tender's Way.
To avoid * collision with a crowded Fifth avenue
etage the tender of Engine U, on its way to
a' fire In East 85th street yesterday afternoon,
crashed Into a carriage belonging to J. Harsen
Rhoadea. a, banker, who lives at No. 103 East 36th
street. Mrs. Rhoades had Just entered a chop. The
carriage was knocked over and "William Lynagh.
the driver, was thrown to th« sidewalk. He was
slightly Injured, but was able to prevent the horse*
from rnnnins; away.
The tender, wltn John Kelly on the Beat, wan
r&cln*. up Fifth aveaoe, and at 22d street met a
cal>. driven by John Kana. Kane failed to get
out of the way. and Kelly. In an attempt to go
around, was confronted by the crowded stage.
Realizing that if he oontlnned he would be in
collision with the sta*e. Kslly w«nt in a diagonal
direction, striking the stage a glancing blow and
bittln* the carriage broadside. Kane wa» arrested
Xor.vlolatirjr the trafflo rules.
SLOAN FOR GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA.
Classmate of President Taft May Bo
[From Tb« Tribune Bureau. J
"Washington. April Persona who are in close
touch wltn affairs in Arizona predict that R. E-
Sloan will be appointed Governor of the territory,
to succeed Joseph H. Klbbey. Judge Sloan arrived
In • "Washington last night. He was born in Ham
ilton County. Ohio, but has made Arizona bis home
for many years. For nearly a quarter of a century
he has been a member of the territorial Supreme
Court. Judge Sloan was in President Taft's class
at Tale, but was not graduated with the class
It is said that the appointment of Judge Sloan
would be popular In Arizona. When delegates were
being elected to the Republican National Conven
tion last spring the Arizona Republicans were badly
split. Two conventions were held and rival 6ets
of delegates nominated. Both conventions elected
Judge Sloan. Those who .know tha Arizona jurist
■NTEW-YORK DAILY TREBTINE. SUNDAY, APRIL 4". 1909.
NEW APRIL FOOL JOKE
"VICTntS- RECEIVE 955,000.
" Jokers" Get Rich in Mine and
Pay Old Debts.
The wholesale tobacco trade of this city will
welcome this day of rest. It will give time to
recover fully from an "April fool" Joke that has
be^n the chief topic of discussion in the lower
Pearl street and Maiden Lane offices and ware
houses of the dealers and importers. ,*The joke
was of the most unusual as well as of the most
practical sort. It was of a kind that gave sup
port to the efforts of a newly organized club
to change "All Fools' Day" to "Optimists'
Day." for the Joke brought $55,000 most unex
pectedly to a few tobacco men.
The perpetrators of the joke were Joseph and
David Steindler, who under the firm name of
Steindler Brothers were for many years in the
lea? tobacco business at No. 173 Pearl street.
About four years ago the firm had difficulty in
the collection of outstanding accounts in Can
ada, and failed. The brothers were popular In
the trade, and the failure was generally de
plored. It was a source of great satisfaction to
their friends when they settled with their cred
itors for 50 cents on the dollar, -which, so far as
such compromises go, was considered unusuaJiy
good. They then left New York. In the tur
moil of that busy section of town where the
Btelndler brothers had been potent factors they
were soon forgotten.
A few days ago Joseph Steindler and David
Steindler returned unexpectedly to the district.
Then an unprecedented thing happened in the
tobacco trade. The brothers, who are. respec
tively, about fifty- five and forty-nine years old.
visited their creditors, asked for statements of
their accounts, and on the spot drew checks in
fulL Without any legal obligation to do so. the
Steindlers paid all outstanding Indebtedness,
amounting to Ji>s,ooo. One dealer received about
JS.OOO. The money cam© to the New York mer
chants at an opportune time, for the tobacco
business has not been bo prosperous lately as
the trade wou!d like to pee it.
Shortly after the checlc incident the story of
the remarkable financial rfcuperation of the
brothers came out. The brothers, acccrding to
the story, went to Canada after their failure
here, four years ago. They were not troubled a
bit by the fact that the scene of their unfortu
nate confidences that led to their commercial
undoing was laid across the border. They be
came interested in a timall way in a gold mining
venture. It "panned out" successfully, and re
ports have it that the brothers are in a fair
wav to become exceedingly wealthy men.
After paying their already i"»rt!ed indebted
ness, they returned to Canada.
XAB BURGLARS AT WORK.
Detectives Find. Two Operating on
Door of Policeman's Flat.
Four detectives caught two burglars at -work
and arrested them early yesterday after a light
Just OOtslde tha apartment of Patrolman I^onard
Woodle, of the Adams ftreet etaticn. Brooklyn, at
Xo. 22 South 2d Etreet. Brookvln. Sixty burglaries
committed In the Eastern District of Brooklyn
within th« last fix months, w.!l be charged
a#rainn* the prisoners, who said they were Herman
Gritzhar.dler. of No. 244 Wallabout street. Brook
lyn, and Meyer Krlnick. of No. 87 Cook street,
■"artain Kuhns. of tt» Brooklyn dfttectSv« ser
vice, said that the men nr.ade a practice of stupefy
ing: the occupants of a house by turning "on tha
gaa In each room for a nhort tlma. This <letectlv«a
hava been warchlnfc- for the«e bux*Ur* for months.
TEXAXTS ARE OX STRIKE.
Do-Not W ant to Pay Rent Weekly,
Instead.- of Monthly' in A an re.
Dwellers In the tenement houses from No. SOI to
211 East Mtta street— two hundred and fifty families
In all— are on strike egainM en order to pay rent
weekly in advance, lr.s'-ead of monthly. In the same
■way. The change would mean an Increase of about
$1 a month. The notice of this, to take effect yes
terday, was posted In the halls two weeks ago.
Meetings In the streets were held at first to pro
test, and then a regular call was Issued for a
gathering In tha ; horn» of B«njaxnln Schlachter,
on "the second floor of No. 3C* East 99th street.
An assessment of four OBBta on each family was
levied to pay for a hall at No. SM East 101 st street,
and there, on Thursday night, a committee of nine
—eight men an-1 one woman— appointed to pee
the agent. Thomas Graham, at No. 303 East 95th
street, where he has an office. He was Informed
that the committee was coming last night, but
when the nine cama Mr. Graham wu not ther*.
They will try to s«e him to-morrow nlghu
In addition to the Increase of the rent, all tha
Janitors excepting one, were discharged, and the
solitary Janitor Is trying very hard to take car* of
the heating of the whole row. It was said last
night that the tenants, nearly »11 Jews, will resist
the change, and the police anticipate trouble If
evictions are attempted.
TO FIGHT ACADEMY BILLS.
Co mmittee- Will Meet To-morrow to
The first meeting of the citizens' commltt«« «jow
In process of formation to resist the Grady-Francis
bills, which would placa the National Academy of
Design Jn Central Park, will held in the City
Club at 4:30 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. A large
attendance is expected and steps will be taken to
organize and determine what should be don* at the
present stage of the fight.
Those who sent their names yesterday as willing
to act on the committee are Henry Clews, Edgar J.
Levey, Charles N. Lowrle Charles Bprague Smith,
the Rev. Dr. Leighton "Williams. George McAneny.
Joseph M. Price. Mrs. Francis L. Thurber, jr..
the Rev. Dr. Francis Brown, Thomas F. Murphy,
Charles A. Munn. General James Grant Wilson, E
H. Van Ingen. Miss Elsie illll. Harold A. Caparn.
James L. Greenleaf Rollln B. Baltus, John E.
Lewis, Richard H. Clarke. Jr.. Dr. Alfred B. Crulk
shank. Ansonß. Moran, Lewis S. Posner. C. A.
Koos ar.d Miss Elizabeth Walton.
MOTION PICTURE MEN INSURED.
Largest Liability Policy on Record to Cover
Circuit of Theatres
The largest policy of liability Insurance on record
has Just been Issued to Mingle & "Wood, of No. 165
Broadway, counsel for the Motion Picture Patents
Company; This policy will cover the five thou
sand or more motion picture theatres scattered
throughout the United States and licensed by the
patents company. The policy will cover a risk of
The company issuing this policy ts the New Am
sterdam Casualty Company, of this city. The as
sured will issue certificates covering the Heaaosea
of the patents company in case of bodily Injuries
or death sustained bt any way whatsoever by any
person or persons. Including patrons or employes,
in their theatres.
This Is the first time in history that all motion
picture theatres have been allowed insurance. The |
innovation is the result of the establishment of a !
department of Inspection by the patents company,
which will report any picture houses that are not
safe, well ventilated, clean and light during per
"Van A6tert's Visitor," by Allan Braghampton.
* story of a "doctored will, in next Sunday*
REV. J. G. DUKES
Writes: My ivife has been in a very
bad state cj health. Xo thing seemed
to do her any good until she began
TO USE PERUNA.
MRS. J. G. DUKES.
Rev. J. G. Dukes, Pastor of the Un'tarian
Church of Pinetown, N- C. writes:
"My wife has been in a very bad state of
health for several years, and nothing seemed to
do hor any good until she began to use Peruna
one month ago. Since then the color has re
turned to her face, and she is gaining in flesh
wvery day, and I he!iev« she is a well woman
"My little boy. ten years old. was pale and
had but little life. He "began to use Peruna the
day his mother began. To-day his face is rosy,
and he is out in the yard running and Jumping
with the rest of the children."
Stomach Trouble Relieved.
Mrs. T. J. Ballard, Pryor Creek. Indian Ter
ritory, writes: "I am happy to tell you that I
keep free from my old stomach trouble; feel no
oatarrha! symptoms at all. lam able to do my
work, eat and drink what I want, and rejoice
that I found a sure cure in your valuable medi
cines, which T failed to find "in the best of home
BROADER CIVIL SERVICE
ELECTIOXS TO COXGRESS.
Even Court?, Ex-Attorney General
Says, Would Profit by Extension.
Ex-Attorney General Bonaparte, president of the
National Municipal League, was the principal
speaker yesterday at the luncheon of the City Club
at which th« subject of discussion was "The De
velopment nf a More E<ffident Public Service."
Mr. Bonaparte urged the strengthening and exten
sion of Civil Service prindplae, even in the United
States Benati and House ot Representatives, and
Intimated that a competitive examination for places
on the bench. *v*-n of the X'ntre.l States Supreme
Court, would not be tmiss
The fonnei Attorney General expressed a pref
ereacc for "a ißrov^rnmem by megaphone" to "a
governmenl <-,f whisper*," and took issue with a re
cent Btatei of px-Senator John C. Spooner. that
reformers should not be too sarcastic about "real
or alleged boss**'" or "too inquisitive."
"Now. n>. public- official." said Mr. Bonaparte,
"who is really and truly ready to do his whole
duty by the people and nothing e!?e, ever objects
to Questions or lnquislilvenesß."
George McAneny. president of the City duß, pre
sided. There -were present a number of members
of the Civil Service Reform Association and tho
Women's Auxiliary. Mr. McAneny said that he
noted an Improvement in the public servtoe and in
the men of the t»i taunt municipal administration.
In *p'-aklng of the proposed r.e-n- city charter, he
pointed out that it provided for larger salaries for
city officials, which, he said, would command the
best men. and that such men should be kept.
Mr. Bonaparte, among other things, said:.
1 am offering myself, here in the nature, of a Bt,
Sebastian, because the chairman expressed the
hope that my ideals had not been seriously dam
aged during my stay in Washington. As a matter
of fact, tne views of President Roosevelt were
practically the fame at the end of his administra
tion as those that he expressed to me when I rst
made his acquaintance. As for myself. I am more
convinced than ever that Civil Service la absolutely
necessary to the proper conduct of our government,
and 1 am certain that no better method can be
found while lt is possible to have neophytes ap
pointed to Cabinet places.
I am ■ very decided advocate, an almost fanatical
advocate, of the application of Civil Service prin
ciples to offices tha; coukl not possibly be filled by
competition, especially as to Representatives and
Senators. No doubt* Republican and Democratic
constituencies should be resented by Republican
and Democratic representatives. Politics form a
part of the qualification, but they do not form all.
and the man who Is a knave, a fool, an Ignoramus,
or a blackguard, unfit for decent society, should
not sit in either house, no matter what he may
think about the tariff or politics 'generally. No
matter what district a man may come Irom he
becomes at once, upon assuming office, an official
for the entire country. Incapable men cannot be
elected in accordance with trie principles] of Civil
Referring to government by whispers and by
megaphone. Mr. Bonaparte said:
In a government by megaphone a President calls
the. Senator with whom he disagrees before the
bar of the people and asks the people to judge be
tween them. That kind of government has its dis
advantages, but it's the government of t,.e people.
It's in keeping with <.ur American principles. It
enables the people to rule
The people are sensible. They appreciate the
necessities of law and of the i onduct of diplomacy,
and they realize that at times a public official
can't say all that he knows. Leave that to them.
But the man who objects to being asked by those
who pay his salary and to whom he Is account
able in the last analysis, "Why did you <1o this or
why did you do that?" objects because there s»
6omethlntf to conceal, because he'a secretly afraid
to tell the whole truth. Therefore I say to you.
"Bo very Inquisitive about the truth. Demand
from officials themselves frankness an to their
conduct in office. Whenever you find any one who
wishes to discharge his duties in corners, in whis
pers in darkness, or at least In twilight, you get
hold of a man who wishes to run his office m ac;
cordance with other than Civil Service principles.
Frank L. Polk, of the Municipal Civil Service
Commission; Everett P Whe»l«r and Dr. Faßnanl
made five-minute addresses
"The Return of Esther." by Max Marcin, is sn
unusual story of love and religious prejudices.
See the Magazine Section of next Sunday's
Art Exhibition* and Sales.
Anderson Auction Co.
12 Ka*t 4Gtb St.. »w York.
April 8, Afternoon and Evening
Paintings, Chinese Porcelains
and other Objects of Art
with those from the Estate
of the late
George Van Nest Baldwin
OF MSW YORK CITT.
Cabinet Pieces, Glazes. Bronzes and
other Objects; Paintings by Inness, Ellis,
F. Hookinson Smith, Wm. C. Symons,
Kate Greenaway, Rossetti, Burne-Jones
\*m OX prm.ir ftxhibition
. Sales Brcin at 2:3*» and • oYloek j „.. <
TELEPHONE 12«V— 3Sth.
Tailored Suits, Gowns & Dresses for Women
A highly remarkable and complete eolleetioa
The most striking feature of this assemblage lies in the fact thai, exhaustive as it
is. vet in no single instance is distinction lacking. The desire to attain breadth of
display has sacrificed- none of our wish to place before yon
the newest and most original of this season's creations
Tailor-made Suits Gowns & Dresses
n-M-3 "2 -r\\ex^A r^/vcrma A . complete display of v«w tnod>ls appr»>
aH£l piece \JOWUS priate for wear now or later In the season.
Reproductions of beautiful foreign mod- : Fashioned of tussah. pons^e. cr<»p« meteor.
els. many of which wMI not be found els«- i gatln. measaiine. foulard, French s<»rs;«a,
where.- Many ■effects iir trimming-a. worstM checks either fin© .cloths. «wi
shapes and materials are now offered. WVi - -
59.00,65,00, 75.00, 85.00 to 175.00 19.50 •" 150.00 .;&■
Monday, April Extraordinary Sale of
Tailored Suits for Women
Handsome and attractive garments especially prepared far this very important- «rest.
The. models are authoritative and will b© ruling favorites this season.
Plain Tailored "U | Storm Serge Suit] VALrE
T>ff-,»A« • Reproduced from on» of cur «»
JblieCtS . TrT highest priced models. Plain L Z7 " °
\Ajjuti 40-lncn tailored model: semi-
Embroidered Effects onn fitted back, new sored skirt: j TQ-CO
,__ , ou - uu coat Uned with peaudecy»ne; : "**y*^ w
I Satin Trimmed Effects In black, navy, rose or green-J r
Of men's wear worsted cloths. OVO "Nra«r Tuva/1 rv 1
wide wale diagonal worsted lICW J.VL&CO.U
In plain colors, or fine French TVTniipi
serge in all shades: all sizes. J .UAUUCX
' Of fine Frenca sers^; satin
"" ~~~. duchesse lined; circular cored . .
French Serge 1 -^ J^ mi , TiICS
New- Tailored 3lodel y&iiUJu .
SUItS Qf flne gray worsteds or 5750 *
A very attractive three-but- VALTJB gSftKf^SSSi'gk f „
ton cutaway model with satin collar and cuffs . 20*
strappings and larg'* satin - *-#> T^irtr^ VAdel ' * **~
frogrs; coat lined with satin - fX/> PLua Tailored Model
duchesse: new gored skirt: 2S»UU of fine diagonal worsted ta
in all the desired shade,; all PW» ° b^ fh 0Jl : £g£
eiz»s. Also, many models In long Batln duchess* lined: |
our regular stock of fine satin collar and cuffs; new I
worsteds and storm serges. J gored skirt; all sizes. J
Also on Monday— to close out
55 Suits— Formerly 25.00 & 29.50— at 19.50
Sample garments and broken lots that cannot be duplicated— all this season's goods.
SPECIAL FOR MONDAY & TTESDAY, APRIL STH A TH
Spring Apparel for Girls & Misses
Lingerie Dresses ! 3-piece Tailored]
it 16 IS year, Suits \ 25.00
Elaborated with 'Val. lace, French bead- . Values 35.00 & 39.50 1
ineor eyelet embroideries: in white, white of French serge, soleil cloth, worsteds or
with -lored embroidery, pink, li.hf blue. aS^ffS^ft-S^S^^r plain
champagne or helio. j with Dutch neck and lonsr sleeves ethers
r- on -,f 1 - r\n tOfkH vnn I sluumUbbi to b# wnm with guimp*s. In
5.90, 9.75, 15.00, 19.00, 25.00 J 81 , tn * S *%son> nwwt colorings.
& 29,50 *'**"• I 12. 14. 15 * IS years.
ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRAORDINARY-RELATING TO A MOST mPORTANT
8,000 pairs of pure Ingrain
Thread Silk Stockings for Women r 79 C
Regularly $1.50 a pair, at J
Arranged for Monday. TMMfaqr and Wednesday
It ha, been our pood fortune in the past to be so placed as to bring about one or two
similar events, and those who participated in the advantages of the occasions ne^d only
a hint that this one is as good as its predecessors. It is a really wonderful oppor
tunity and should not be lost upr>u you. Do not overlook it.
Thread Silk Stockings in 37 new
shades as well as black and white
SIZES m TO 10 INCHES. EVERY SIZE IN EVERY SHADE.
The silk is the finest ingrain, having been dyed before touching the ■ looms.
and not dipped afterward-resulting in a bnllianry of ,olors and *"***>
of fabric unattainable by the PP in, process. Another point-this S^
Hosiery is absolutely perfe,t-everv pair ii warranted to be of finest quality..
The .color* assortment embraces the newest and most favored shades *******
Summer, selected fro the color card of rh. "Union dc- S Syndicate. of. Pans.
Among the colors presented are the following:
Shades "1 Chamois Plum — in two shades
of \ Coquille de Noix The new Empire Green In two shades
Brown J Marron
ratawba In two shades.
Shades 1 Acier Kew Blup ln tTVO sn ades.
of J- RamlerTourterelle Thp pom Dark Gray 3.
Gray J Berasse London Smoke * Elephant color.
.-hades 1 Amadon T«H»w, Hello. Pink. Sky. Cham- •
°' r caramel pagne. Nile. Caramel.
» =;hades:i Vleux Bleu WM* or Black.
' of [■ Chasseur tTh^ Black gives choice of. cotton
Old Blue J ' National or silk soles.)
Reinforced «ole 9 . heels and toes: extra laree welt at top; very elastic, combining
crace and beauty with ". utilitj . In black, a cotton as veil a? silk foot may b« had.
Mail orders post marked not later than Tuesday. April 6th. will be filled.
MONDAY AXD TT-ESDAY. APRTT, STH & 6TH-AN EXTRAORDINARY SALE OF
Bronze Calf Oxfords for Women 2.05
The regular $5.00 grade, at * y
Bronze calf Oxfords are THE novelty of the season-the most heantifuL
. the newest— and the scarcest article in the shoe business of the day.
Most stores have none at all— some have bronze kid (an inferior substitute not r O
be compared with' bronze calfskin). The few stores that have the real Bronze Calf
demand $6:00 or $7.00 a pair for them— and the shoes are worth it.
Monday and Tuesday our price will be $2.95 ALL SIZES
, for Bronze Calf Osfords or Sailor Ties AND THDTHS. _
If you want a pair— this is your chance. The offer will NEVER b- repeated.
New Spring Models in Cold Storage of Furs
High-grade COrSetS we are prepared to accept Furs and
Especially designed to conform »Fur Garments for Cold Storage
with the prevailing styles_ in dress. j .' throllghout Summer Montija,
Plastique Corsets 3.90 to 16.50
Madame Blnner Corsets.. 7.00 tO 22.50 During which period the repairing and r-.
La Premiere Corsets.... 3.00 to 13.50 modeling of furs and fur garments win be
All Corsets carefully, fitted. i undertaken at much '#'ss than regular rates.