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FOES L\ POLITICS
THEY BECOME BROTHER.
AT XEW YORK BAR.
Partisan Lines Entirely Obliterated
in Relations of Leading Laic
ycrs of This City.
Instances have multiplied in recent years ->f
lawyers eminent" in national and state politics
■who upon leaving public life and office have
removed fr«'m th^ir former homes and made
New York City the scene of their subsequent
professional work. One of the interesting re
sults of this tendency lias been to bring together
into law partnerships in many cases these who
had previously be<-n actively and in some in
stances even bitterlj opposed to each other as
members of different parties and in political
contests. But it has frequently been observed
that all the old political differences seem to be
forgotten as s<m».> as they conn- .... New
York as lawyers. This Is generally true not
alone as to those with whom such retiring
etatesmen associate thomsrlv • as law partners.
but also as to the* other lnwy -is of high stand-
Ing in the community. Probably there is no
other city in th":. country where -" little of
professional Jealousy among lawyers is mani
fested a? in New York.
Ex-Presi.Vnt Grover Cleveland was a 1 on-
Bpicuous example <-f puch cases. After leaving
the White House h.> resumed law practice not
at his old horn* In Buffalo but lv this city. He.
became a member of :« large law tirm which
included several prominenl Democrats and Re
publicans. An:.. mst the ... was Francis
Lrnde Stetson and on the Republican side of
the house was Wayne MacVeagh. who had been
Attorney General in the Cabinet ol a Republican
predecessor <-f President 1 eland. During all
the time thnt Mr. Cleveland remained a member \
of th ■ Now Y..rk bar no true of partisan or j
political feeling was ever manifested toward him
by his legal associates or opponents. Of course,
it was never forgotten that he had been Pres
ident, Vut the cordiality of feeling shown by
other distinguished jurist? \vas chiefly «-xhibitc>
toward him ::s a brother lawyer.
James ,M. Beck had not only been prominent
as a Democrat but had been recognized as one
of the ablest <«f the younger lawyers <>f Phil
adelphia when be w;is called to Washington as
Assistant Attorney General in the second ad
ministration of President Cleveland. After win
ning national reputation for his work in that
office he came t-. New York and has since been
a member <>f the law firm of Shearman & Ster-
Jins. which is also composed of Democrats and
RrpublicanF. In his New York practice Mr.
Beck has never been thought <>f as a Democrat
or a Republic:! 1., but only as a lawyer. It micht
be said that his case 1.-fps force as an illustra
tion because the nomination of Mr. Bryan an.l
the conflict over the maintenance of the gold
standard l«-d Mr. Beck to support Mr. McKinley.
But the fact remains as above stated.
PARKER, HATCH AND SHEEHAN.
« m of the most striking instances <>f the
passing of MK-h partisan feeling has been af
forded by the formation of th» law firm of
Parker. Hatch & Sheehan. Before Judge Alton
B. Parker was elected t<> the Supreme Court or
the Court of Appeals he had taken an active
part in Democratic politics. His candidacy for
— the Presidency in 1904 of course brought him
before the ■• as nn" of the great leaders of
his party. He is still so recognised whenever
the exigencies of national politics call him from
legal practice to the discussion of pending pub
lic questions. But this has not prevented him
from forming a law partnership with bo pro
nounced and influential a Republican as ex-
Judge Edward W. Hatch, who was active in
Republican politics in Brie County, having been
for years a iswjnnrr of the Republican State
Committee, and having b^n District Attorney
vi Erie County, judgo of the Superior Court of
Buffalo and a justice of the Supreme Court.
They never have agreed and presumably never
can agree in their politics, but as lawyers and
partners they are th- moat harmonious of as
The third lawyer whose name appears in that
firm tufa has been a still more uncompromis
ing partisan and party opponent ex-Lieut nant
Governor William F. Sheehan. If ever there
was a man who loved the inters of partisan
Etrife when actively engaged in politics It was
fee. In his old Buffalo home every one r^pard. i
■him as a hard fighter. He knew both how to
•give strong blows and how to take them with
out llinchins. He was the object of tha most
Fevere criticism and even fierce attack. Ana
this continued as long as he was in active poli
tics. But as soon as he auit such political pur
suits and began to devote himself to law practice
in Near York- all of thaw attacks ceased and
he became one of that fraternal group of prom
inent New York lawyers whose devotion to the
Interests of their clients and whose ideas of
professional ethics giva no room for petty quar
rels or personal animosities.
Probably there would have been no break in
tfcJs experience had not the. former Lieutenant
Governor in th« Presidential campaign of 1904
■bo far resumed his political activities as to be
come chairman of the executive committee of
the Democratic National Committee. Of course
Judge Parker, as The candidate of his party for
'the Presidency, was subjected to the usual ex
■periences of such a candidate in the way of crlti
;cism and partisan attack. But Mr. Sheehan
;Cld not escape. in the late summer of 1906
rCharlas A. "Walsh, the lowa member of the
I Democratic National Committee, who was Its
(secretary during the first two Bryan campaigns,
- 1 resigned as a member of that committee and
'la a letter to the chairman gave his reasons.
,;H« made a vitrollc attack upon several of his
! former associates, and in particular cast aspe.r
;tUona upon Mr. Sheehan that were not only un
:Just end untrue but were particularly calculated
to wound his sensibilities as an individual at
that time actively engaged in practice as a
'corporation lawyer. In the course of his prac
tice, however, as such a lawyer in New York
Jie has been regarded and treated, among other
iawyars of the same high standing, only with
I th« fraternal courtesy and friendliness that here
1 prevail among them.
:■ V TWO OF EACH POLITICAL FAITH.
The law firm of O'Brien, Boanlman, Platt &
Uttleton presents a still more peculiar illus
tration of former political opponents harmoni
ously and fraternally associated as'\>w York
lawyers. Judge Morgan J. O'Brien, the head
of the firm, has always been recognized as a
« Democratic leader, not because he is a strong
partisan, but rather because he is regarded as
• a wise counsellor. So great was the con
fidence la his Impartiality that Republicans
■were always glad to have any political case
come before him when he was sitting as a
Justice of th© Supreme Court or In the Appel
late Division. But because of his wisdom in
party counsel off the bench Republicans have
always entertained a high respect for him as a
formidable opponent. Martin W. Littleton It
the other distinguished Democrat la that arm.
He was formerly President of the Borough of
Brooklyn, and his prominence in local politics
Is too well known to be dwelt upon. Person
■Uly he Is also one of the most popular men
among New York politicians and lawyers.' But
theea two lifelong Democrats have aa pan-
ners the two men who are. perhaps, the best
known among members of the New York bar
for their association as lawyers with Repub
lican politics-Albert B. Boardman and Frank
H Plat?, the latter being the son of sx-Unlted
States Senator Thomas C. PUtt But however
much their former distinction in public affairs
may have tended to extend their reputation in
thf- practice of their pi ofession. they are regarded
in the courtroom or lav nfflce only as members
of the same great fraternity.
When "Tom" R<"ed ceased to be the "Czar" of
the how- of Representatives at Washington he
became the head of the New York law firm that
previously had been known as Simpson. Thatcher
& Baroum. In this firrr was more than one
Democrat Among them was William M. Bar
num. the son of a former Democratic United
Stales Senator from Connecticut and. up to the
first nomination of President McKinley. a strong
Democrat in national politics. He was. how
ever, a classmate and personal friend of Presl
dent Taft at Yale and among his ardent tup
porters in the campaign of las; year. It Is need
tees to say that Mr. Reed was cordial^ received
into the New York legal brotherhood
Instances of like or analogous character might
be multiplied. It Is Interesting to note that John
K. Parsons, still recognized, despite hi,«= retire
nv.-'nt from active practice, as the leader as well
as the dean of the New York bar, is a Democrat,
while his son, Herbert Parsons, who is his law
partner, is president of the Republican CounM
Committee. Governor Hughes has had Demo
DRAW , show.o w HAT THE LARGEST ™~™ T Z>%l.^oZ\,Z^ H^JXXr™ ° F ™ E WH ' TE STA " UN& " 0W OND "
cratic law partners. Bo have Joseph H. Choale
and Attorney General Wickersham. Ex-Gov
ernor Hill had Republican law partners, wh •
Fubs^quontly formed partnerships with other
Dc-moc^-ats in New York. Some of the other
chief corporation law firms in this city ar*
made up both of Democrats and Republicano,
who forget politics in their offices, but are active
in party councils outside. Several justices of
the Supreme Court elected to that office on the
Democratic ticket have left the bench to form
law partnerships with. Republicans. The whoje
matter may he summed up in this: Lawyers an
among the most influential and active of poli
ticians' sometimes the best of them are among
the most partisan of partisans; but as soon as
the lawyers of high standing In this town leave
the realm of politics for professional work they
cease to be politicians and become brothers in
PLAN GARDEN CITY HOTEL TOURNEY.
In addition to automobile parties ami golfers, the
'Jarden <"ny Hotel, at Garden City, l/'iig lsTnind.
has had many visitors during the last week In
connection with the third annual diocesan
f the Protestant Epise pal ' burch -it ihe
cathedral. The hotel will shortly be the scene of
a number of entertainments which are being
planned in n'.d of local charitie Many of the
rapidly increasing colons of summei
the hotel have been taking advai open
■ nip courts, which toos I - week,
and It has been propr-ped that tournaments l>e ;ir
ranged for golf and tennis championshij •- to be de
cided among hotel visitors. Among the arrivals
this week were lfr. and Mrs. E. B. Knowlton, Mas
INTLNDLD SPECIALLY TOR THL BUSY MAN.
Constant Reader Tells Him
What He nissed in Last
"Have the overeloquent Senators at Washington
permitted the remainder of that august body to
make much progress with the tariff bill since last
I saw you?" asked Busy Man, as He sat down for
a chat with Constant Reader last evening.
•'A little." was the reply. "For instance, the
proposition to put all dressed lumber on the free
list and impose a duty of only BO cents a thousand
feet on rough lumber was rejected by a vote of 56
to 25. Seventeen Democrats voted against free
lumber. althoußh the Democratic national platform
last year contained a plank inscribed as follows:
'We demand the immediate repeal of the tariff on
pulp, print paper, lumber, timber and logs "
'That record will prove rather rotten lumber from
which to make a plank In the next Democratic
platform, or 1 miss my guess," commented Busy
Man, ' but When may we expect the tariff bill to
be ready for the President's signature?"
"Mr. Taft seems to expect It by the end of June,
for he has arranged to leave Washingon on July
3, and will attend a number of celebrations of dif
ferent sort* before going to his summer home at
"Will the tariff Mil raise enough revenue to de
fray the country's expenses uh»-n it is passed?"
queried Busy Mas.
"So many people believe it won't that some pro
vision for additional special taxation has strong
backing. Many favor an Income tax, others ■ tax
on the dividends of corporations."
"Both highly objectionable, to my way of think
ing;" replied Busy Man. "A stamp tax on bank
checks and commercial paper would be far better.
What else of importance has been going on at
"S. N. D. North, director of the census, resigned
and President Taft sent to the Senate the. nomina
tion of K. Dana Durand, of California, to succeed
him. Numerous changes, were made in the con
sular service, the most important, perhaps, being
th« appointment of John L. Griffiths, of Indiana,
now consul at Liverpool, to be consul general at
London in jilu'-e of Robert J. Wynne, resigned.
The vacancy in the Senate caused In- the long
deadlock in the Illinois Legislature was filled by
the election of William Lorlmer. Republican Rep
resentative In Congress from the eth District of
that state. Mr. Taft accepted election as a mem
ber of the board of trustees of Hampton Institute,
a famous school for negroes In the South."
"The negro seems to be very- much in the lime
light these days." mused Busy Man.
"He certainly la in Georgia," responded Coaatant
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY, MAY M, 3*o*
te* Knowlton. Dr. W. A. Pratt, at E. Pratt. W. J.
Twombly, Iff P TwwmbJy, Miss Benedict. Mr. and
Mrs. James B. Taylor, Mr and MrF. Gordon W.
Biirnham. A. C Clarkson, Miss Clarkson, Mr and
Mr?. F. I>. Hutton. 11. C. Mills and "
Kearny, all of New Y"rk City.
TWO XEW GIAXTS OF SEA.
The Titanic and the Olympic W3l
lie Largest Steamships in World.
Although what will be the largest two steamships
In the world, the Titanic and the Olympic, of the
White Star Line, are mere skeletons just now in
their Lie million-dollar double gantry at Belfast,
Ireland the marine architects know exactly bow
they are going to look when they start on their
maiden passage to this port. From the plans and
specifications the designers have made a wush
drawing showing bow 'he monsters will look when
In the water and ready to sail. Although at nrst
glance the illustration suggests the Isauretania and
Lusitania. with their four gigantic funnels, there
Is something in the appearance of the new levia
thans that Is typical of a White Star steamship.
The great height of the new liners and the broad
sweep of the bridge elves some idea of their 80.J80
tons displacement. The builders have almost elimi
nated the old cusr im of carying masts, «nd In this
respect the targesi ships in the world resemble the
Old Dominion steamers, tha smallest passenger
carrying vessels in the American coastwise service.
All the old Dominior Mners have only one mast.
■ • . g the 1 ■ '
;i' i Titanic.
Thrse tw< vessels are being built simultaneously
sid* by side In a steel gantry that was begun a
year before the keels were laid, and which cost
over a million dollars. The new liners will each
n«» S» feet long, with ■ 92-foot beam. The unusual
beam la equivalent to the length of some of the
fast utenrn yachts of this port. The Olympic and
Titanic will iw» read] for the New York. South
ampton an.i Cherbourg *»*r\ im of the White Star
IJne in 1911. The builders are Harland a Wolff.
XATIOXAL (UMil) XEWS.
' ; vernor Hughes having n>it!.
zation of a nfl<> tr:,m to 1
in August, shootii k I the 1
t Sea Girt. N
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d< . •! ■' thi I'ivll and
... k. In
av enu< '• • wl!1 '"' '■" I: ' '•■'' •I' 1 ' 11 '"
Grant Wilson. *'•> •
nel Asa Bird <".;ird;::' r Th<
■ national guardsmen In to-morr«i
Governor Hughes will revle* the iroopi
l yn -,,i >j : , ■ McClellan will rei l< Mll
!. . • ■ • • M. ni \ .!. I'Hrry. of Col 1. ' !'!.
Regiment, has resigned on account of busl • l(.
•he regin eni about a ! ear ago 1
Reader. "Over the five, hundred miles of the Geor
gia Railroad, Including main line and branches,
trains ceased to run for several days last week
■ ■ of a difference of opinion beti 1 ■■
railroad management and white peopl< wh«> live
in th»» territory which the road feed* ov<
propriety of employing negro firemen on th«? en
These men w re dragged from tl
by whites at various stations and badlj
The engineers then declared that under the i-lr
it v.as unsafe to run trains, so thej
quit work, and great Inconvenience and partial
famine of foodstuffs were felt by manj towi
both sides held firm."
"The. Georgia Railroad may gel the nickname
of the Color Line," cackled Busy Ma 1. "If it does
n.>t restore peace in its territory pretty soon Ho«
has Mr Roosevelt been getting along In th< I
where the negro is Indigenous?"
"The ex-President, It appears, has felt some an
noyance concerning unauthorized and Inaccurate
reports Kent out regarding his movements in
Africa. He caused a statement to be Issued thai
no newspaper has a representative with the party,
and that special dispatches purporting t ver his
exploits are In nil probabllitj sheer Inventions. The
results of the expedition no far show eighty-sis
specimens of game of twenty-two different varie
but six of which ar»- for the National Mu
seum at Washington In William .1. Long, former
er, and ■ 'nature' writer, some of whose
1»..,ks were severely criticised by Mr. Roosevelt,
made public protest againsi the ex-President's
course in shooting no many annual:-, and < J. , >! • >i •< I
Sect which his example was having upon
American youth He said b< came upon ■ part] >(
boys in the. woods the other day, one of wtmro
called himself Bwans Tumbo He had s squirrel
tali in his hat and a nun In liN hands, and wbm
shooting at everj living ihlng that came In sight
•'Awful. Awful:' exclaimed Busy Man. "Who
ever heard of American boys acting like that before
Mr. Roosevelt came Into public lit--' 1 What tuts
Governoi Hughes been doing?"
"The Governor signed the Travis-Robinson Mil
amending the rapid transit law m as to permit
subway building In New York by private capital
on indeterminate franchises; he also signed the
so-called "Joy riding' automobile bill, which pro
vides that any one taking out a motor car with
out the consent of the owner is guilty of larceny.
He vetoed the bill which proposed to remove local
restrictions from the speeding of automobile.* and
he cut almost $s.oou.QiiO from the budget. That
seems ike a lot of money, does it not".' But Gov
ernor Stuart of Pennsylvania cut out 131,000,000 from
the appropriations voted at a single legislative tes
slon, and President Taft sent back to the War De
partment its estimates for the support of the mili
tary establishment for 1311, with the request that
they be eat to tno extern of about $30,000,000."
tion of Lieutenant Herbert T. Owen, of C°mpan>
H. has also been forwarded. Several of the com
panies are planning evening march-outs in prepa
ration for the manoeuvres under General I^nara
Wood in August.
Members of the 49th Separate Company, of WWW
Plains, and their friends are interested in the ia>-
Ing of a cornerstone for a new armory to-mor
row afternoon at 3 o'clock. ,
Veterans of the 47th Regiment have offered a
handsome medal to the active regiment for recrult
tog. it will he awarded to the man who secures
the largest number of recruits from now until
March 29, 1910.
Colonel Bates of the Tlst Regiment has ap
pointed Sergeant Deianoy. of Company Is to r-e
second lieutenant Corporal Bellan, of Company A.
la to be second lieutenant Several of the com
panies are planning summer outirus.
Ten members from companies K. I and K. of the
7th Regiment, will act as escort to Governor
Hughes to-morrow afternoon when he risns
Bronxvllle to take part in exercises for ths benefit
of the hospital there. In the evening there wui ne
a ball at the Grafton Hotel, which the guardsmen
When the 22d Regiment parades in The Bronx,
to-morrow. It will be in command of Lieutenant
Colonel J. G. R LUliendahl. as colonel Hotchkin
will be In command of the provisional brigade The
regiment will appear for the first time with in
trenching tools as a part of its equipment. Six
' the regiment have been supplied with
Assignment of companies of the 9th Regiment to
batteries at Fcrt Wadsworth for the artillery ex
ercises, from June K> to 19. has ten made as fol
lows: isth and lMh companies to Battery Barry;
11th an.l 15th to .... 10th and LTth to
Battery Dla; 19th and -Ist to Battery Upton, an.l
the >""th and "*<l to Battery Richmond.
The polo team from Squadron A will play n game
at Van Cortlandt Park to-morrow' at 4 o'clock. It
will be the last game of the present series.
Company I>. of the nth Regiment, will celebrate
its fiftieth anniversary in October. A committee
has been nppo'nted to mnko suitable arrangements.
Colonei Appleton of tli<- 7th Regiment, in notify
ing his command th.it it lihh been selected to i*;irtl
pate in the Joint exercises -*lth the army under
r,r!ier;i! Woo»l, from A':t:iist U !•• .-ays:
The reglnv will be prepared to assemble in Meld
pervice uniform an.l equipment on August l» upon
the receipt of further orders. Th immandtng
officer recognizes the embarrassment that will en
su<- to any officers and men at the unexpected
change of date. Which on aco«>utit of the wide
scope of thf op. 'ration, was beyond th»- control or
the authorities. Nevertheless, he believes thai all
concerned will make extraordinary «-rr.>rts m at
range their affairs, in order that they may l»«
present »t one of the most Interesting and Instruc
tive tours of flulv in the. Held that has been af
forded tii" national guard.
it is saf.- to predict thai the regiment will're
turn vastly Improved in military knowledge «tnl
efficiency and thai it will t»- better al.le .. t.ik--
Its position in the first linr- of defence tuati It would
from any other course of Instruction. Therefore,
with these facts In view, ii is hoped that all .itl
zens who tire directly or Indirectly concerned in
the betterment of (he military service will, as a
patriotic duty. ! encourage the members of the resi
ment t<> participate In these practical mnnoeuvres.
"Well, well," ejaculated Busy Man. "Can it be
possible that we Americans are about to become
economical at last'. 1 1 can scarcely believe It. Any
other indications of a saving spirit?"
"Saving of time," responded Constant Reader.
"A new train service went Into effect between
Chicago and Seattle which makes possible the reg
ular transmission Of mail from New York to Seattle
In four days. Th.- Public Service Commission, re
ported thai 92 per . 1 ni of all trains run in this
state I.lst March were on time, the highest record
yet attained, and K. 11. llairlinan and James J.
Hill, who for s*ars have been righting for railroad
supremacy in the West, entered into an agreement
for the joint use ■•( the Northern Pacific track be
tween South Tacoma and Vancouver."
•That will save .i lot of money for Improvements
thai mi^ht otherwise have been spent In litigation
and competitive building," commented Busy Man.
"Any oilier big tlevelupmcnta in the business
"The United Dry Goods Companies was incor
porated undei the laws i»f Delaware, with a capital
of ■ qo.wu. Only -i part of thin is to t»' issued Im
mediately, and this will be devoted to the finances
of the several drygoods concerns •■; which John
Claflin, of th« 11. B. Clafiln Company, has been for
some tin!.- in control. The Pennsylvania r Sugar
Refining Company brought suit uga'nsl th« Ameri
can Sugar Refining Company to recover $.:<>.<**).<.*«»
damages under the Sherman anti-trust law for Its
complete wrecking through what it charged l«i be a
conspiracy of the officers and directors <>.' the
Sugar Trust. State Senator B. K. Sundl of
Minnesota, .lodged a complaint with the Interstate
Commerce Commission at Washington, declaring
that the American; the Adams and the United
States express companies have formed themselves
into an Illegal monopoly for the control of express
business throughout the United Slates, lie asks
the commission to break up the alleged monopoly
and 11 x a fair schedule of prices. .1. P. Morgan. jr.,
■was elected to succeed the late 11. 11. Rogers In
the directorate and finance committee of the United
States Steel Corporation. The Corn Products It.
lining Company, which is controlled by Standard
Oil men and mikes by fur the greater part of all
the glucose manufactured in this country', was said
to be about to go Into the retail candy business on
a targe scale, and the .Metropolitan Street Railroad
announced a plan to conduct a training school for
young street railway men."
"That's a good sign of the times," <|iiotii Busy
Man. "Judged from recent revelations, that great
property not so long ago put mom reliance upon
active young, stock brokers and Boot traders than
upon mechanical experts. Bettei .lays for the se
curity holders are dawning, ship. How did I'is
tract Attoroes Jerome come out <-f that mttftins, ol
h!s heckierb' at COOpST L'nlon?"
•lit Uriillantly enoyuniered a big crowd of eager
ETHICS OF JOURNALISM
MR. WATTERSOX'S VIEWS.
The Personal Equation and the
Bromley Course of Lectures.
B» llrnr-r Watterson.
The personal equation in Journalism, about which
Dr. Parkhurst, Arthur Brisbane and the editor
of "The Courier-Journal" took a flyer a few weeks
ago. has broken out in Georgia apropos or the ele
vation of Editor Charles R. Pendleton of 'The
Macon Telegraph" to deanshlp and the selection of
Editor James Calvin Hemphlll of "The Charleston
(S C) News and Courier" by the corporation of
the University of Yale to be the next Bromley
lecturer. From this it wculd appear that the indi
vidual man still stands upon the journalistic quar
ter deck- that he cannot be always and wholly
hidden from view, and that. In the degree that he
is held by the public and holds himself personally
accountable will the newspaper of which he Is th*
head gain in its own character and In the general
F Touching his nearly forty years of newspaper
service, the new dean of the guild. Mr. Pendleton.
says In "The Macon Telegraph":
The editor of "The Telegraph b«wn his career
under the guiding hand and wise head of an 0 "^
brother in 1870. when he was not yet of age. 10
that older head he is largely indebted for the flm
impressions Of the work which he undertook with
peat misgiving. That was thirty-nine year, ago.
But to have been "on the lob for th ' rt >; nl "f
years, as business manager and editor, with no va
cation lastlnK longer than ten days, and of sucn
only a few does not afford a pleasing prospect ror
future usefulness and vigor. If the theory saM to
obtain In "The London Times" is a correct one
That theori- is that after three years a leading
editorial writer begins to repeat himself, nnd be
comes commonplace, a hack, a space writer, and
he is let down or out from the leading position
But. perhaps in America where the P*pPH» •"
nearer the soil, men are more virile. If not so.
some of us are deceiving ourselves and are strug
Mr. Pendleton may be tan that no such theory
is true or ever bad acceptance in the working
Philosophy of "The London Times" or any other
great newspaper. That In the militancy of news
i a per work, as in the army, young men are most
efficient uj.on the firing line goes without paying
The cub in the city department who does not con
sMer a dogfight a thing of beauty and a Joy for
ever may not l>e in danger of the Judgment, but
he is in "constant danger of discharge. In no other
way can he gat his perspectives adjusted. From
the conflicts of canines to the quarrels of kings,
from hell to breakfast and back again, through a
system of regular I metric progression. *c ar
rives at the hang of it. beginning as ' scoopy ' to
end as managing editor; acquiring experience with
his locomotion, lodgment with his lengthening
legs. and. if he-be a young fellow of genius with
pen or pencil, ultimately signalizing Masai by
'exceptional performance upon larger and more re
l: .1 in the domain., of serious thought arl pur
pose—even in that of good writing-there can be
no age limit short of decrepitude with men of
healthy minds nnd bodies, the sense of responsi
bility. like the accretions of knowledge, gaining
rather than losing as the vanities, rivalries and
questioners who sought to prove him recreant to
li's duty, and he defeated every one of the as, ap
parently by th.' nlmbleness ><( bis wits ami the
plausibility of his exciiwa for I ni;"K ti> convict
certain Influential men of crimes of >'l»:h. finance."
•I don't believe," mined Bus) Man. thoughtfully,
"that failure. for any reason whatever. hi a very
good record upon whirl] to stand for ■ re-election.
How «•> the plans to lowa Tammany In ;he next
i.i. . for !he mayoralty?"
"liuMav H. Schuali was chosen chairman of the
Committee of Nineteen, who are to choose a com
mittee of one hundred to lea.i the non-partisan
movement started at • ooper Union <»n Ma It. The
county committee of the Democratic Union was
organized to fight Tammany also."
In, ready to bet .1 little that they'll win out
this time." asserted Bus: Man. "Talking of bet
tiiiK. did th«» American bred entry for the Derby
win thai historic event. 1 "
"The American bred B*l Martin, heavily bached
by American money, fell on the track an.l King
Edward's entry. Mtnoru, came in Brat. The first
King of England lo win the -Derby came down
from the royal box to lead his horse t.> the weigh
ing in. losi.n . amid wild enthusiasm. Our cham
pion golfer, Jerome 1». Trovers, had ill rack also,
lit* was put out in the ni.t round of the British
"I guess John Bull can put up with a lot of
American Invasion of that sort." sneered Uusy
Man. "This makes me feel gloomy. Tell me some
"It may cheer you to learn,'" responded Constant
Render, "that our aldermen adopted an ordinance
for the regulation and Inspection of all taximeters
used «'ti public vehicles in this city: also that An
drew Carnegie gave $1,000,000 for the establishment
of a hero fund In Franc.?; also that Cornelius V.
Collins, our state Superintendent of Pilaw, sturt
ed .1 movement to deport to th»- r native lands a
generous part <:f the numerous prison population
of this state who have come here from foreign
shores and been convicted of crime within three
years of their arrival William Itorragh. the
chauffeur, who was indicted for murder In the first
degree for running down and killing thirteen-year
old Ingevaard Trimble. In Mornlngslde avenue, near
HSth street, on March 27, was found guilty before
Judge Mulfiueen. in General Sessions, of man
slaughter la th ■ first degree. Under this verdict
Darragh is liable to twenty years' imprisonment.
The wheat harvest was begun in Texas, and con
siderable discussion was aroused by the announce
ment that Professor E. J. Vbylei chemist, or Her
kel. y University. California, had discovered ■
method of removing the "drunk" (lisas whiskey
without diminishing its exhilarating power. Some
persons were made glad by this prospect ; more
were disgusted. Most were Incredulous."
"The cheapest an., most effective way to rob
whiskey of Its harmfulness." asserted Busy Man
■ententlously, "Is to let it aloua." ,
ambitions of the younger man pale "befcrVtts ita^
exorable specter of 'their futility in th% ere« «f
the elder: always provided that he was . originally
and within himself an upright, conscientious tag
fearless man. '
Isaac Hill Bromley, in commemoration of wh«aj
the Bromley Course in Journalism earn* into fcs.
Ing at New Haven, was born in Norwich. Cona, 1
on March 6, 1333. He was graduated from Tal« la
the famous class of *33. He had for his yokemataj
some of the most eminent mtn of the last fifty
years; among the rest our own greatly loved aaj
distinguished fellow Kentuckian and fellow towns*
man. Colonel J. Stoddorti Juhnston.
Bromley was a schelar. a wit and a dar^Jerll,
Equal to the heaviest muniments of •- Crat
battle— sometimes inning th* ' . oad«word-hli
favorite weapons were the scimf ».- and the rapi«r
and sometimes he used the !ar- ,-t with signal effect.
The man never lived wfeo c aid skin an adversary
with greater dexterity and dispatch. He 9po«|
as well a3 he fvrote: knew not what fear ••■a*
moral or physical; and became the life of al! nx*.
panics he graced by his presence.
Exiled from Th» Tribune on a certain occasicß
for a characteristic breach of discipline, he foqg|
a ready refuge with 'The Sun." and. later a!oc»
called back by Mr. Reid. Mr. Dana iw«. "a hurvir«t
thousand dollars of Increased -»alue has b^a adflei
to the stock of Th« Tribune by the accession of jj.
Bromley." That was praise from Sir Hubert Stan
ley, and it was praise Indeed; and. That ■was bet
ter, it was actually true.
Bromley made that biff, broad editorial paga hum
—sometimes sizzle— always sparkle. Ni d*ft;r tad
more versatile, yet weightier, writer ever sal jour
ney work on the American pre«.«; not even Fcrner
or Prentice, or Raymond— Greeley belr.* a class bY
himself— and, albeit not noisily known to the public,
or even, to the guild, that he should have 1 ua'.
verslty chair established in his nam» and honor
was no more than rightfully belonged Ii him.
After all the sorest need of the journalism of dsi
time Is Its moral and intellectual "rr.ar.cipatioa
Certain ; lowering tendencies and misleading trad!
tlons have fastened upon it; that it can make, or
mar. or 'rise above public opinion because of sons
mysterious power residing In printer's ink that
false news Is better than no news; that assertion
pays, and that a II- stuck to is as efflcaci .v» a*
truth: that a big nose an«l a bundle of sticks '.? a
good outfit; and that the public does not know an!
cannot discriminate. The overworked man cf a3
work naturally proceeds on lines of least resistance.
The professional controversialist, being by natar»»
bully, becomes «i professional gladiator. Th* grws
eyed malignant takes license from both to aifl»a»
poison. Truth for truth's sake Is rarely upon duty,
even In the more pretentious newspapers.
With the lesser newspapers, especially what an
called the county papers, these faults are nmi
tiplied and exaggerated. Few of them give tt»
man of straw they set up for an adversary ar;
chance at all. To invest him with every cteftraitT.
ascribe to him every delinquency, and then ts \
butcher this figment of their own fancy Is the com
mon practice. As a consequence, the greater news
papers are becoming more feared than loved «r
respected, while too often the smaller, even wher»
they escape contempt, have no influence or sta=S.
In one of the many scr*e.ls Issued as "statemesti
from the White House" and embracing every maa
ner of human endeavor, Theodore Roosevelt said:
* newspaper which avoids vulsar spnsatlor.alija,
which appeals to people of taste ami intelligence.
may nevertheless do them grave harm ar.J S*
within its own rather narrow limits an eiemer.t of
Serious mischief for it may habitually and ennsist
entlv practise a malign and slanderous nntmgy
fulness which, though more refined. Is as tamcrd
m, -i. certainly preferable to vituperation. Th«
once almost universal habit of editorial altercation.
satirized by Dickens hi his account of tte tat
tles between 'The Independent" and "The Ga
zette " of Eatanswill. Is honore.l now rather ta
the breach than In the observance by fetrißatt
newspapers. A combat of epithets between m
leading Journals in any one of the leading '*•
i would condemn the participants tr» rfcfimfe »i*
i even in the smaller communities it wooM artrae
' but 8 languid Interest.
, in room ■■' the old exploded knock dona cri
drag out polemics of the days of "pistols ant! tst
! fee for two" the style o? tvritinc Ascribed by cs
former President occasionally appears. "A cul
tivated man of good intelligence' to continue t^
quotation from Mr. Rooseielt. -who has acquit
• the knack of saying bitter things, but who lacks
i Ihe robustness to feel at ease among men of ac- )
; tion. Is apt. if his nature has anything ef ir.eaa
1 ness or untruthfulness. to s.t in cloistered aloof- I
ness and to endeavor by an unceasing «* *
slander to bolster up his own uneasy desire to ta j
considered superior. * I
Offences of this kirsU. however, spring «pxttl »
■ often from admiration, tirse,!. it may be. by («JT
as from malice Her- and there may be fo'^l
torn- penny whistle of a n-w>.p«ii>er »hirh thinks
I to attract attention to Itself by the systematic
; abuse of some professional neighN>r mor? OW*
I perous or letter consid'Teil than itself; here asl
S there some e,l!t-.r. who. ur.miri.Kvii or tIM a»«P
j of the Virginia- gentleman «»:•> made a r °**™"
j "attending to h!.- own business." em-iUtes the Ht»
| dos that barks at the big .log; kwpil tb« M« «
i constantly in his mind; never Io.«-s *ig:U "F *£
i never Ws him eat his rood, or wag R3 ta -~
; Umißb'.tkti big .log I*, all th.* while unci-r-sciow
i without the customary bark: the <hrcr,:c bark, p
; bark of admiration and h.»mage. winch sajs «
I plain as words ■ I'll mak- him bark ba-.k or W»
i But such illustrations of the half «**™ "
■ th* tactless are very rare. T.. live ami let live on
come to be a canon of modern journalism. W?
' no'- 1 is to be gained hy Pickwickian
sles: that they are profitless and pro- «ear»e« .
that other method* of advertising an.lj?*P^
tton yield larger returns; Chat the «™«
keeps tab .-, some supposed and tetfd ?W
either a lunatic or a fool, confessing f i:ur '.
; a*, established themselTes as truisms »ita -^
successful ones of tlie "fourth estate.' 1«. •«
I saM in the outset, this Is by n- means to «?»
I that the contemporary n*w»i»P« «*» ■■?
! long way to r» before it .an r.se to i» <w
! tunlty an.l achieve its place In the »ato«mj ,
human affairs. h-bib63l
We may lake it for granted that Mr. Mew
will not fall adequately u> improve his *"*£*£,
Technique must needs constitute a "mr 1
part of any discourse OriU*£d »^ J^po.
intention. Too great stress need not be Uuj <■?£
wKal the small try call "th. mlsskw «~**~;
' ism." Hack of the professions has Its ««*
cept. as II sometimes seems, the .pulpit «a
1 res- ■ v-blch too often take l».vi> »*» loc * ...
consider only their fads an.l infallibility.
• tolemm-e an.l conceit, when simple tru-Ii w *
world wants of either.
LAKE OUTING AT HOTEL GRAMA'
The West«-hrst«w historical pageant has °***J£
' owed all other social events in Westchwter l
j during the last week and has been m-«* lJ j
1 asoa of many formal ami informal '.unrteo ns^^
i dinners among the residents «-f
! Bronxville. and at the Hotel Uramataa. *
bile luncheons have been the order 0 •
Those who have arrived i» tl-e last few t
dude David ft T0.1.1. «;*orge S SherWan. JT|»
F^Wan. Miss F»M«n. Mr. a :id Mrs. BttW. x %
K. .'. Carter. «i. .A. H^rr. B. *****%%&
Addls.-n.i;. l». Turner. Guernsey .****£!*%
F. Caw* Dean Emery. K. H-- Dttnnaa.t^F^
Jacques, jr.. Mrs. B. W. Horte* *»» sgt
Mrs. T. McAdam and Thomas McAdam. .11 W _
TOURISTS IN CUBA,
Consul General James 1. Rodßers JJJJ , crt
the detail of the nuad States '»"<*?*£**•
at Havana to examine the baggage or v»
proceeding to FlorUa ports has ft *« "of fj!i
.satisfactory basis for estimate of the WW^ rf
winter tourist invasion of Cuba. He saw _ •
the benefits derived : ■ r. "have been ,>ver **5
■Th. reports show that there n«« '- ai d *
examinai/ons of baggage since Janua r> v &
that number it 1- safe to assume «"£*, cans . At*
dealt with the effects of """"^^STrtlnit by *•
ing to the tourists coming and «P£jy from >£
way of Klonda the number of *« *^«g estitaa^
York and New Orleans and it s durß ,
that Cub* derived benefit from i «•»«»" .
the last winter season to March i. !v t i Cub*- "t
•Just what this means aawMiataaiL o f course."
especially to Havana, it is im l"'*?* * ff.-' th-t ,2
State, but current opinion its 1 •»» «i y> a ml $*
average tourist spends •*°" £ days, 'if » uC £Jt
the average sojourn. Is about J , « r c ari be »« n : w
anywhere near the fact . then ca. gg
the WOO tourists have l*tt ■*"'•' rv . n there *£
.luring the first two week* of *^,o, on ate »«*tSl
probably an «P«ndltrreu( a T Pf^ very n-.ucftjg
making a total of $.oO.O». T his l » ney MP*^^
than the usual .esUmate of '^^exagserati^. 1 *
but an there Is likely to be P«J "' ~? »n us**"
such matters. It Is probably not much o
estimate, if so at all. Canary l sl arM ;^«»
•The purcnase of • cigars. .. t-»«»^ s and-v a f*j.
Spanish lac»-9nd linen, P^otograpn of a gar
eouventrs constitutes the ordinary ■ noteU^K
ing money outsld- of jpaM to th| y^ tt »l
accounts for a lar»« p«rcenta*» «* *— .
Consular Report . . .