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THE SUN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1912.
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The I'ursiiora and Ilip Pursued.
Mr. MolinN's clearly nnd pleasantly
rendered testimony before the Senate
committee will do much to remove one
very mistaken impression that has been
prevalent in certain quarters. This
relates to the direction in which solici
tude and solicitation have travelled
during preelection intercourse be
tween the liberal campaign contributor
nnd tin; collectors representing the
candidate and beneficiary. It has been
the fashion to depict tho "interests,"
so called, which provided nearly three
quarters of Colonel HoosEVr.i.T's cam
paign money in 1001, as tumbling over
isioh other in their eagerness to invest,
and always with the, selfish if not sinister
expectation of profiting later by the
claim thus established. N'o one who
reads witli candid intelligence the report
of Mr. Morgan's replies to the corn
mil tee's questions concerning the mo
live or manner of his contributing is
likely to entertain hereafter the slightest
doubt as to who was the pursuer and
who the pursued.
It will lie observed that with an ef
frontery that would be astonishing in
the case of any other person, Colonel
JIoosevklt, before the same committee
yesterday, attempted to make it seem
that in the mutter of the $240,000 Hoose-velt-Harriman
emergency fund it was
lie who was helping Mr. Hariii.man out,
not Haiiiiiman who was helping him
anil his candidacy. He "never asked
Haiiiiiman directly or indirectly for a
dollar to help in the loot campaign or
in any other." It was all for HlfiGlNS,
and Ha nui.MAN was the anxious solicitor
of Presidential aid in persuadingthc Na
tional Committee to empty its plethoric
purse i;ito New York State purely for
HlOfllNS's benefit. "His request Was
mado to me." testified Colonel Hoosk
vklt. "that I should help him to get
money from the National Committee,
not to have the committee raise moncv.
Ho said they had money and could give ,
ii. mien is me i o one s latest ver
Hon of the celebrated cooperation of
the two practical men.
Colonel Roosevelt is getting in
deeper und deeper as this inquiry pro
ceeds. His own convenient story of the
great pecuniary spurt of October nnd
November, IIkii, has to adjust itself al
most every day to new revelations as
to the resiective identities of pursuer
mid pursued. On Monday his wary
innocence was confronted with tho
coord evidence of Mr. Hliks'h receipt
as treasurer or the Itepublican National
Committee for the $'io,ooo contributed
by Mr. Haiiiiiman himself to the $2t(i,olo
"Higgins" fund, about which Mr. Har
JUMan had lieen postering him. Yester
day ho was forced again to express his
groat surprise by Mr. Morgan's calm
statement that in contributing another
J.W.noo to tho Harriman-Hoosovelt fund
ho, Mr. Mokcun, gave with n perfect
understanding that whatever would
help the State committee would also
help the national situation that is,
-WOUld help ItOOSEVEl.T.
Denials followed by new affirmations
of the signing of a preliminary treaty
of peace between Italy and Turkey are
probably equally indicative of the fact
that the, period of hostilities is about
over. Nor is there nny reason to doubt
,tho assertion that tho present Turkish
Government, having found in the Bal
kans u field for a war in which it has a
chanceof success, is prepared to abandon
n hopeless struggle on terms it would
not havo accepted otherwise.
' What these terms will provo to be is
nli-o little of a secret. Having begun
her campaign by annexing Tripoli,
Italy will naturally demand that Turkey
ncquiescti in the accomplished fact. In
other words, while preserving religious
supremacy in Tripoli tho Sultan will
recall his troops nnd thus tacitly recog
nize Italian possession. It is possible
nlso that following tho American prece
dent in the Spanish war Italy will make
some money payment to tho Turks.
Then remains the question of the .Egean
Islands, one of which may bo ceded to
Italy and the rest placed under nominal
Turkish control but actually put un
der the protection of, tho Powers who
nre now protecting Crete.
For Italy the termination of the war
ineuns an automatic reduction of the
great nxpenso which naval oiierations
in tho .Fgean nnd military campaigns
in Africa make necessary. It is still
possible that the Arabs and Berbors of
Tripoli will continue the struggle; it
is conceivable that certain Turkish offi
cers will remain, although the temptn
tms of F.uropoan campaigns nre plain;
but with peace tho African affair be-
unes n mere colonial incident, and the
Uriigglo degonerat s into n minor
From tho war Italy emerges not only
Ctrengthoned nt homo and abroad by
tho victory which has given her na
tional unity ftnd a considerable colonial
expansion, but Btronfjcr because tho
resources ami military fllcieticy she hoa
shown bIio twasessea make Iter u force
to be reckoned with hereafter in nil
Mcdherrnnonii ttiestioiis. Her victo
ries in the .tvgean, too,, have turned her
attention toward a Held where Venice
was nticiently supremo and in which
the new Italy may well look forward
to acquiring iolitienl und commercial'
l influotico if not supremacy.
; For Turkey iteaee is now essential,
since so lotur ns Italv is a foe the sea is
closed to her ships which might other
wise carry her troops from Asia lo Eu
rope. Her Macedonian garrisons are
deHndent upon a single track rail
road line for reenforceinent, and Al
banian rebels can draw military supplies
and even volunteers from the nearby
Italian coast. With peace restored
Turkish naval strength will nrobablv bo
unflleionl In n.lnin nr,,nml nf llln Hon
and insure communications.
But whatever minor advantage peace
with Italy may now bring, it is clear the
wnr has been one more heavy blow at
Turkish power. Tripoli is lost, Turkish
rule in Maeedoniu, whatever the but
come of any Balkan struggle, will now
hardly be more than a fiction, like that
in Crete or Satnos. Under the blow the
Young Turks, whoso attempt to re
Btore Turkish vitality was at least in
teresting, have fallen, nnd the chaos and
disorganization in the Turks' remaining
European provinces nre greater than at
anv time since the Uussian war.
Forced by the direct primary law of his
Slate to make a decision that will prob
ably disfranchise a third of Its voters,
Chief Justice IlF.vTTY of the California
Supreme Court had the audacity to de
scribe the statute in conformity with
which he acted "a very bad l'iw." We
sincerely hope that the recall may be
applied to. I udgo IIiiatty. He deserves
to be removed from the bench for two
capital reasons, In the first place, the
law he impudently characterized as
"very bad" was a direct primary law
and therefore beyond the criticism of
members of the judiciary, notoriously
bad class of citizens. In the second
place, the voters disfranchised are sup
porters of William Howard Takt. and
consequently abandoned villains of the
most loathsome type.
Whilo .Incite IIKsttv was incurring
the just wrath of all honorable men,
the glorious principle of the recall
was being invoked against Okoikie
W. I1. Hr.VT, (iovcrnor of Arizona.
His case seems to bo complicated. He
advocated tho recall, along with other
advanced ideas, among which is the
i honor and arole system for law
breakers. Those citizens of Arizona
who believe that convicts are be
ing treated too considerately by the
authorities are now circulating recall
petitions aimed nt the Governor,
and purpose to take his name off the
payroll. Here is a conflict among the
advocate's of srtoial justice, tho rights
of which we have no means of knowing;
but the situation is interesting. Mean
while, two Senators are in danger of
losing their jobs because at the last
session they opposed woman suffrage
ami nt Imp fiinnullrnu " Mm tho' ui,fT..t
tho merited fate of those who dare to
It will be seen that the introduction
of new methods of accomplishing old
results is meeting with great success.
Particularly gratifying is the evidence
from Arizona that the somewhnt in
tricate problems of penal reform, which
some good men have found after years
of study difficult of solution, are to bo
solved by the direct vote of an all
wise, fully informed electorate, the com
position of which is even now tho sub
ject of discussion and cause of discord.
Tin- l.a Kiillelle lte elatioiM,
It is evident from the drift of the first
instalment of Senator La Foi.i.kttk'h
story "Why I Became a Candidate for
President" that he is going to tell the
country that he entered the lists at the
solicitation of Colonel Hoosk.vei.t and
fell a victim to the ex-President's am
bition to return to the White House
as Mr. Tait's successor.
It may lie supposed that Colonel
HoosEVEir did not in so many words,
written or spoken, encourage Senator
La Fou.ETTU to take the field as a Pro
gressive candidate to test the strength
of the Administration in tho West. The
Senator says that in the winter of 1010
11 Colonel Hoosr.VEl.T was represented
in Washington by Gikforii Pinchot,
K. A. Van YAi.KENiit'r.n and Gilson
Gardner, who wore the bearers of
frequent messages to tho Progressive
group of Senators and Hepresontatives.
Mr. IiA Fom.Ette makes this interesting
"Through thPHp men nere Informed
Dint whilo Hoomvt.iT una nt tills, lime,
In the winter of inn, nviiinot T.w-r, he
(lioosy.vhi.il tllil not want lo hop any Pro
uresslvo candidate put In Hip Hold nirnlnst
him. that tin was eonlldont of two thliiKs:
firm, that 'I'Air rould not ho beaten for
nomination, and second, iui: would lie
Democratic ear ami no iieputiiioaii, pro-
RieBslve or reactionary, could li elected
President, that theiefoie ho nnuld prefer
to see Tut renominated without opposition
and beaten at the polio."
Colonel HoosEVEt.T had been invited
to join the Progressive Itepublican
Iicnguo organized by Senators la Foi,-
i.ettk and Boi rnk, Charles H. Crane
of Chicago and others, but he was not
enough of a Progressive in December,
1010, to consider the proposal, or he
feared to commit himself. In the spring
of 1011 Colonel Hoohevki.t mado a tour
of the Vest. "It fired his blood," says
henator u roi.urm:; "there wero tho
old time crowds, the music, tho cheers.
Ho began to think of 1012 for himself,"
Up to that time tho Senator had sus
pected him of scheming to get the He
publican nomination jn 1010 after four
yenrs of vulnerable Democratic rule.
Tho point of interest in this first
portion of Senator La Foi.i.i.tte'h
revelation is tho naming of the no be
tween whom Colonel ItoosKVKi.r em
ployed, without or coiiir.0 acknowledg
ing responsibility for I heir disclo
sures to the Washington Progressives.
As tho plot unfolds of which Senator L
KoMjKTTE believed ho was the victim
much no doubt will be heard of negotia
tions nnd conferences with lending
friends of tho Colonel, among thctn Mr.
OiKKOitt) Pinciiot, who has admitted
that ho contributed several thousand
dollars to tho La Toilette campaign.
Future , instalments of tho narrative
may bo of such n nature ns to elicit
siwntaneouB interviews with Mr. Pin
ciiot, Mr. James H. Gxnrin.o and
other friends who enjoyed the Colonel's
dark closet confidences. But when the
whole story is told will It not appear
that these Intimates nnd trusted follow
ers were used as pawns themselves on
tho political chess board by a master
manipulator? Did they know his mind,
did they penetrate his motives, any bet
ter than Senator La Follkttk did?
The Mur of Newark.
A poem soaked in haunting nnd nl
most unearthly beauty is sped to us by
a' kindly hand:
"To tiik EiiiTon or Tnr. Kt'N -Sir; A
prominent Newarker travelling abroad
tliirlnu InM aummcr wrote the enclosed
poem nnd aent It to me, nnd I sent It to the
Sundou Call, It wna published and eiclted
n (rood deal of comment, nnd then after
ward wna printed by this centlemnn when
he returned from Europe nnd lie augireated
that I enil you n copy, nnil so I enclose It.
ThU centleman formerly lived In Hprlne-
field, Mns., and came from Springfield to
Nwark. Itiriuni c. Jknkinson.
"Nt-WAr.t, N .1., October "
All Ncwarkers, liko all New Yorkers,
are "prominent ex officio; but the poem,
for more of whose stanzas would that we
had room in this world of Impenetrable
matter, would be nnother and n fairer
garland on the bright bend of Henown
herself. A piece or two to take home:
" tf through this cltr bright and fair nalilnlnc
It banks green parks, while here and tliera
through trees a stntue ahowa.
And pleasure rraft Its crystal flood float
o'er In bright array.
Th sight warms up their Newark blood, and
they make haste to eav,
'Oh, but you ought to smell the Passaic!' "
Kven nt this regrettnble distance we
ought, we can, we do; nnd nil the per
fumes of Arnby the blest nnd of Cologne
in its best estate nre mephitic in com
parison. And now will our Dry friends
forgive the sentiment in consideration
of the matchless workmanship:
" If In this cltv those who must can find lh
Convenient, unlet, free from dust and flies
as good ham are.
Where good friends meet to 'meet that need'
and hyphenate the day.
To Its good points they unite accede but feel
they ought to say.
'Oh. but you ought to tak a drink at
In this culminant hour of the Muse of
Newark may there not lc compassion
if not a full and free pardon for the
unpardonable sin of Newark, the Hon.
James Smith, Jr., sometime an Alder
man of tho same?
After eigjit weeks of travel in northeast
Arabia Mr Barclay ltAt'.VKiAi.n or the
Copenhagen Geographical Society not
buck to the coast with his life nnd not
much els-. An experienced and tactful
explorer, entrusted with importunt re
searches, fortified with the highest recom
mendations from tho Turkish authorities,
he was constantly in peril of his lire, im
prisoned onco by an unrriendly Kmir,
locked up a ain to keep a hostile populace
from killing him, rohbect or his revolver
nnd telescope, nnd the victim everywhere
or the distrust and fanaticism of the
people Hu could muke no collections,
but roughly plotted his route on paper in
the dark and stole one or two opportuni
ties lo take a row photographs.
For such rensons as these Arabia con
tains to-day the largest wholly unknown
areas outside ot the Antarctic The lead
ing geographical societies are not now
encouraging explorers to enter the for
bidden Held. The Government or India
hus recently fojbiddou members or its
survey staff who have been mapping the
eust coast to enter the interior. They
were eager to attempt some pioneer
exploring in the unknown, but were told
that tho time is not propitious. Arabia
is n geographical nut that may be lont
in the cracking.
On to Constantinople!
It goes without saying there Is something
wrong in America. -The linn. Thomas II,
M t Its II m.i .
Nothing wrong goes without savinr
The country girl is gone forever. l.tlir'i.
Then why waste valuable time saving
The plntform adopted by the Democratic.
State convention at Syracuse Is a marvel
of evasion, insincerity and humbug.- ;.
nin ii Mail.
In other words, on overage platform.
With submarines at Snlnmis and aero
planes at Marathon, It is clear that ancient
(Ireece is getting up to date.
Wo presume the Hon. William Flinn
heartily concurs in the Colonel's effort to
provide a vacant Pennsylvania seat in the
United .States Senate.
bleutenant-Ocncral Sir J. D. P. Fhk.vch
or the Ilritisli army, who arrived in
New York yesterday, ia England's ablest
(ieneral in the opinion or many or his
countrymen. Lord IlonKnTS being no
longer available for aotive service. In
tho event of a great war in which England
was involved tho command of tho army
would bo given to eithor Lord Kitciiknkr
or Sir John French. Thoy are respec
tively sixty-two nnd sixty years of ugo,
but both are vigorous men, As an or
ganizer of a campaign It is held that
I,ord KiTCilK.NKlt has no superior in Eu
rope, but even his admirers are inclined
lo concede (Ieneral Frkncii greater abil
ity as a strategist and tactician.
A llaltlmnre Immortal.
To Tim I'.oiiciB or Tnr. nvs-Sir. lit not
Issue Ncrillr, ullor. los Cast .Saratoga trcn,
worthy of a ral In the llnll nf rnmt!
Baltimore, Mil., Ortutirr 3, if, c.
A l.llrrary Man of .Newfoundland.
To Till; LniTOR or Tins Si'N .sir; rnounip.
pon Ihrrr Is any room left for Charlci. Inkwell,
Hlnlliwcr, (I ill ne builnehs in til. John', New
foundland' ii, o, i,
Ntw October t.
TIIK IIAItniMAS aH.LKCTlOS.
"Watch l a nVow Warm and Cold."
The now wing to the royal archive
was opened to the public. It is to bo
known as the Hnrriman collection. Epis
tolary experts declare that outside or the
Hearst collection It is tho rarest shear
of royal missives extant. A reading or
the choice contents makes one think or
the Japancso Illy that grows to bloom
and withers in a day. Doubtless the
Hnrriman collection Is for this reason
entitled: "Watch Us Orow Warm and
Cold" In twenty-four hours, that is, the
twelve hours before the ballots wero
cast on Election day, 1001, when tho po
litical Illy reached its warm bloom of most
perfect ardor, nnd the twelve hours arter
election, when the spotless petals began
to fade nnd fall. And when they hud all
fallen Dear Harrlman found that ho had
not a plume left. A peculiar circum
stance connected with tho discovery of
this valuable set of autographs is that
Ring Rhakhl was unable to find letter
press copies of many of the exhibits
until they had been unearthed by Fodoral
Spaco permits only the reproduction
of the ground plan of this notablo Inter
course, but oven the crudest outline will
serve as a guide to tho plain people. For
this reason the Duke of Dixon declnresvJ
that the entire excavation is nothing less
than a piece of "petty larceny." Tho King
says that he is inclined to agre with him.
A practical, Working groun 1 plan fol
lows: .Mr Dka a Ms. HanniMAX: You could not
do anything that would please me tnoro
than to come to see me. I am deliirhted
with you, As you know, I have nlw.i felt
that you did as great a service as could well
bo done, but I wnnt you to do It again,
For this reason I love you. Can I get you
to breakfast, luncheon or dinner on Monday?
Affectionately yours. T. It. (ItKX.)
Hut tho practical man waa cold and
1 know of nothing to lake me lo Washing
ton, and I could not come Monday anyway.
Swiftly came tho warm reply:
If you can't come Monday to breakfast,
luncheon or dinner, how about Tuesday?
Wednesday? Thursday? Friday? Saturday?
Sunday? Is this entirely convenient?
Would you like terrapin or nn aspic of
plover's eggs? Say when and I'll meet you
at the Fountain. IIosik,
Rut the wicked magnate hesitated, and
then come the delicious morsel of this
Mr Dear Mr. ilAmmiAN: There Is no
hurry about my seeing you. for the only
thing that could be prrssInK Is the Snlss
navy, and that is not so at present. Any
time you come down will do. Sincerely
yours, TiitonouE ItiniiTFors.
A little later tho practical man pro
duced his brass tacks and pinned his
Majesty to the mat:
ll-l! Mn l'BKsinrsT The other man
would be more accentabln to the nennlx nn
the Pacific, meaning myself, and they 111
I would find liiin the more capable of the two.
! Who would dream as 1 pen these words that
l in 1III5 the people on the Pacific are going
to support you? And ou are golnc lo
Iwate'the Southern Pacific" crowd! Tho.e
who look Into the "ceds of time must have
hearty laughs And the mystery is that j
you gut away with it.
Then came the piece de resistance:
Will eipeet jou to dinner at X o'clock '
Mr Murruv Crane, Secivtaiy Tnft and a I
few other crooks and thieves will bo present
ion don't object to this sort of eompuiiy,
do you'' I rather prefer them In fact, I
should MUe to nsk Penrose, u potential low
creature Never mind about that other ap
pointment about which you wtote me, if
he Is a Santa ' man I'll attend to him. I'll
wring his neck and ours too after to
morrow Here the lights were turned off, the drop
curtain fell, the prompter's bell went
ting-a-ling-n-ling, the checks were cnsh(l
and spent hastily in the dark, bing, bang,
bing. the old scenes are falling, the hero
has taken off his khakhi coat and put on
a minister's jacket, and presto, the lights
are turned on
Mr I.oeb is discovered in the act of writ
ing a letter for the'record:
"Mr I)KAH Mh. IllllllllHN .S'li; The
votes have been counted. Long IUe King
Khakhi The Southern Pacific looks just
the same to Mm ns any other road that is
to be punched for having supported him.
Bis Majesty says he doesn't know what
appointment you are talking about lie
thinks you must be crazy He says lie Is
'sorry not to be ablo to make an appoint
ment with you. but ho is too busy wilting
sermons for the wedding. He wunts to
know if yon don't think It was n pretty
wedding. Was It not' He says he has made
a rule lo ee no one until you leave on the
4 o'cloik train. He wants to know how it
would do lo write' you In practically these
words that you are distinctly nn undesir
able citizen. Sorry, but your cash is nil
spent It was a pretty wedding, was It not?
blncerely yours, I.okh,
Official Listener to Spotless Conversations,
He Mrnie to Continue Lincoln's Policy
In Menard to the South.
To tiik lUiiTOi; or Tiik Son .Sir lie
ferring to ''Reconstruction Matters" an
editorial article In Tiik Si n of Septjmber :;u
Andrew Jnhnvin otitherndfd Itfrod In dealing
with hl neighbors and gave free rein In itenllng
with the political vandals who, seeming poiln
of treamre and honors of office, swooped down
upon this hapleftt people.
Tills is absolutely nnd entirely Inaccurate
President .lohnson adopted and tried lo
carry out Ihe wise and beneficent policy
of Sir. Lincoln. Me was opposed, vilified,
thwarted by a Congressional conspiracy,
called the "Reconstruction Committee "
The eriors, faults, misgovernment to which
you refer are lo be laid entirely at the door
of these conspirators, represented, if you
pleae, by such men as Thad Stevens, lloul
well, llutler and company And to these
men nnd their coconspirators nre lo be
laid the evils and suffering under which Ihe
South suffered so grievously.
The Itepublican party was responsible in
adopting the course these men outlined,
and it Is a wonder to-day that it survived
the iniquity and Democratlo asininlly
alone enabled it to do so,
History will vindicate and Is commencing
lo vlndlcnte Prenldent .lohnson.
New Yore, October 1. F. T. W,
Mr. nickrrnhim on Compulsory Voting,
To tiik F.onon ok Thk kiw .Sir- Why
blame Attorney-General Wickorshain for
suggesting that compulsory voting may
become a necessity for tho preservation
not of our present form of government but
of the direct form of government which the
third termer advocates?
Unless entirely miss Ihe point that was
what Mr Wiekerhham meant, and the "If"
("great ieacemaker") settles the difference
between you, and makes discussion of the
eiciue of absenteeism or llu'oonstltutlonnl
objections involved unnecessary. In point
ing out wmin of those objections you hnvo
advanced an additional argument ngainst
the HoosHvelt doutrlne of majorities,
John J. HiiKRintN.
New Von, October i.
U Knillsh tirammsr a Ivoat Art?
To th Kpitor or The Hvs Sir: Judglnr
from Hie speeches and puliltc ttatcmerits marl
every day by many of nur prominent politician
and htnlesmen, grammar (.terns to he a lost an
these days Like many other good things In
herited from an eavy going past, ihe art of speak
ing correctly Is considered by the man on the
ilreet or train as cumbersome, and uprrfluoua,
Mw Voai, October I. r. L. g lis lam.
IX I'ltAISK Of Mlt. TAPT.
Ills Judicial Temperament Needed In thr
White llousr Mure Than liter.
To tiik llniton or- Tiik Sijv Sir,' I hate
voted In ten Preldential elections; In the
earlv sears guided in my choice by thn
example of my elders, whom I resiiccted,
but in these latter jeais by my own Judg
ment. In the preent oamiwilgn after
reading nil available criticisms I limn
come to the conclusion that tho three prin
cipal candidates nre patriotic and capable
men and that the country cannot suffer In
the election of any one nf them.
In regard to President Tnft, Is It not
Just lo remember thnt ho was teluctant
to accept the nomination the first time?
Anil when ho entered upon the duties of
tho ofllce he was conislled to surrender
his preferences nnd tastes, the Judicial
career he enjojed, Ids otltlm eiiin dlgnltate,
To some of jour readers It does not seem
that nil the honors, emoluments nnd pres
tige of such n pohllo oflloe can recompense
a man for the lcarloiis sacrifices he tnut
mnke, thn disappointments and Indignities
("Kt tu. flrute'"l he must suiter, the toll he
must endure, the motives falsely attributed
to him, the failures wrought by others nnd
unjustly charged to lilm. And when this
Is said I have In mind tho records and testi
monies of many French and llrltlsh slnle
men, as well as those of such Americans
as Ceorge Washington, Abraham Lincoln
and William II 'I'm ft
When we elected Mr. Tnfl lo the office of
President the first time we honored him.
Hut after nil the experiences of his first
administration nnd the trials of this cam
paign, if he enters upon n second term of
service he will honor ns, Indeed If we fall
lo elect him 1 feel that wo shall be guilty
or an act of Injustice ami thereby dishonor
It has been snld "He lacks executive
ability. He has n Judicial mind, and
Is not both a Jurist and an able llxeculive."
On the contrary It seems to me his record
In tho Philippines and ill the ofllce of Presl
dent and other places of responsibility dos
not warrant this charge Moreover, from
my point of view it seems lhat Hu
man of all others whom we most need In
the White House at Washington Just now Ik
the one In whom the Judicial temperament
is dominant. This nnd ample eecutle
ability are ndnilrably combined in the
character nnd performances of President
Taft No man In public life, so far as I can
discern. Is a more apt student In thn school
of es-rence. From certain events in
his llrsl administration and from the plat
forms anil criticisms of this campaign he
has learned by heart valuable lessons. In
a second term of office these Would be
utilized for the good of till the people And
It will lie no fault of his If In what we am
saved from nnd In what Is accomplished
for us it Is not made one of tho most Illus
trious of modern times.
This Is my confession of faith
X. H. lil.Mirs.
Pink lltt.t,. October 4.
4 Kite of True CoMiiopolltanlMii, Politics
ami Harmonious lllvrrslt).
To iiik i:niTiit "K Tin: Sex .Sir- I.J
ma seem strange to be happy though liv
ing in llrooklm, but sometimes it happens
that a man enn sleep more soundly away
from New York, t would advise any one
In otiH.st of local color and true cosmopoli
tanism to reside here, for the true cosmo
politan concept 'is harmonious diversity.
Any one can reside comfortably In Ilrook
lyn becauso he has the gift or solitude am Id
crowds, and can le.irn in a i hool of thought
which Is also a school of action.
fine feels and sees this on the ar In the
morning Many and many nn Individual
I sit opposite to Is full of importance nnd
Information which he is blatant enough to
Imparl to his neighbois. Now- nnd then I
can hardly restrain myself from humming
an old, old Loudon music hall tune, "Oh,
Mr. Porter, what a funny man you nre"
.lust now politics Ii th" rage, and Ihe rnge
sometimes upsets the temper. Still, I
would not miss the gossip in the Ilrooklyn
cars. I love to hear thnt out of .1,;:i,07:,
pigs In the country no two tails are curled
alike, that among the human millions no
two noses an- exactly the same. Ilv some
extraordinary reasoning everything is mado
to bear i'i poh'lrs iuid the clash of op
posite the inii-"' of the situation Is beaten
out, and It is generally discordant There
is no need or chance forme to read my morn
ing paper I couldn't if I would
One would think nt times that salvation
itself depended on the elections, nnd I
shouldn't be nt nil surprised If some of these
outspoken argumentative spirits are look
ing forward to waylaying angels nt shining
street corners to preach celestial politics
Ovnt iiik W.vv.
ItnooKi.YNV October 4
Farm anil l'orct Products Imported.
Hut few of us are aware that our im
ports of farm and foresi produits nre
rapidly nearlng n billion dollars a year.
'I heir import value In I'.us fl-cal year was
3.',n,miu,:ni, against SM-.,..1ie.s!7 in liill, an
Increase of over II U.ooo.oim), according lo
I'rop lti'ortir, published hv ihe Depart
ment of Agriculture
The analysis for Itu: Is c hiefly
Hides and Mn
Woods and pulp wood
u Vii 5,u;n
Cocoa and chocolate
(iraln nnd gialn product
A Socialist or "llccognlccl Antliiirlt) ."
To Tin: E. pi tor oe Tiik Si n .Sir- Along
with "J M ' r.i.iwii of tho 2II.IWM at tho
Debs rally believo that socialism means
the rendering "to each productive agent
thnt which he has prodm-pd." Hut tho ten
or less Illiniums Know Iheteis no socialist
of recognized authority who believes thai
11 would be possible lo determine, even
approximately, the contribution of each
worker to the social piodnct."
"Marx nowhere reasons that tho woiKers
ought lo get the full value nl their labor."
" Whatoverthniieoessary basis fora socialist
system of remuneration may be, il Is not
the determination of the value of the indi
vidual labor product and I lie payment of
value for value Marx's theory of value is
not Ihe basis of nil ethical system of ells
t ri hut ion to be lealied in an Ideal society,
but a general explanation of thn workings
of capitalist society "
'I hat is, In the present "c-Hpitallst society."
even If men were willing lo give their labor
without an eciuitahle return, emploiers of
labor wouldn't permit II il they hud lo
make a law against it1 (iuess the Hume of
the "socialist of recognized authority"
whose worilsare'iuotedabove M 1. c .
I'lioviiih.M'K, It 1 , October .1.
To tiik r.MToK op Tiik SUN- -.sir' In Tiik Son
of .September 30 the London vhtnnlcle Is ipioted
us saying that Hugh uf Lincoln Is ihe patron saint
nf football because, halng kicked n fnolb.ill
through Ihe window nf a Jew. he hollered denlh
at the hands of the Jew for so doing.
There Is one, lumevrr, wnn lia a prior and
far better claim to Ihe title.
SI. Lawrence died on the gridiron,
Charleston, s, t' , October I. Ci.ericvr.
HUtnr) of the Devil.
To the Kpitoii op The Hon Air: In reply lo
the Idler "A Hook Hunter's Uuesllon" In Tiik Scn
nf October 1,1 beg tu ndvl-e that I have a copy
of "Tho IIMorv of the Devil. Ancient and Mod.
rrn, In two p.trls, with a description nf the devil's
dwelling place, prluled and sold by I'eler Stewart,
I value Ihe hook very highly a I think It Is the
only one In exlsirnre. H.UAU 0, iiTlErr,
HiAPLsu, pa October I.
TIIK I! AST KIlX at'HSTIOX.
Ilrralllnp; the I'orecast or the Prophet
To Tnr. CntTon op Tiik Sf.v -Sir- With
regard to the "Eastern Uuesllon," as Ihe
I'.uropean (lovernments call that Imbroglio
In (he Levant where Ihe cradle of Chi Is
I In nit v Is ground under the heel of ihe un
speakable Turkish tyranny, I wonder If the
moment has not arrived for Ihe fulfilment
of thai prophecy of the Hebrew prophet
After describing Ihe great empires of
antiquity and their rise and fall he says
(lot! shall establish a kingdom which shall
never be removed but shall grow nnd llll the
whole earth, rofrrilng.of course, to I he king
dom of Christ. His vision extends mid he
sees In "Hit- end of Ihe days" a strange power
rise, which Is mote dellldlely described in
Ihe Devolution of SI John the Divine lis Ihe
"False Prophet", he sees Ihe King of Ihe
North, Hussln, come down nnd compel them
lo move Ihelr sca( of government lo Jeru
salem, Ihe "Pleasant Land," and thereafter
they simply fade away
lllshop New (on, tho Lord lllshop of
(tloucester, Fnglnnd, whoso woik I have be
fore me, published in 17.'.", discussed this
'mention very hilly and Identified Itussla as
the King of the North nnd the middle or
first half of the present century ns the time.
Sir Isnao Newton In his work on Daniel
ami the Apocalypse nlso arrives at the same
It would be splendid If Ihe (Var, rcpre-
'sentlug the Fmpeior of tho liiisl, and the
King of Itnly, representing the Emperor
of the West, should unite In this great un
dertaking and perhaps leiinilo thn 1 .at In
and (I rock communions, of course cettiuc
Inll the help pospihlo from the little llntknii
This Is tho List great prophecy relating
to the bnsln nf the Mediterranean still wait
(,od grant that the Christians may be
relieved from the awful tyranny of the
Turk nnd thnt no Christian nation may
uphold them ns England nnd Franco did
when Itussla started In this tnsk last cen
tury, and that the awful crime of the Crimen
may not be repented I
Port liiniMnxn, s. I , October .1.
l ive Choral Societies Will He Heard at
the Echo's 'nnccrt To-night.
To tiik Eniinit oeTilK Sl'.v Sir: In the
concert which the Polish singing society
Echo of New York city is lo give on the
evening of October S at Arlington, Hull,
in-33 St. Mark's place, it has provided n
delightful (rent for thn musical appetite
of Ihe Poles. Hut this should prove n (real
not only for the Poles but also for the
music lovlni Americans, ns nt this concert
the Americans may obtain what the di
rectors of concerts they usually attend 'lo
not supply in a decent measure, thnt Is,
music of Poland Ihe land that produced
( hopln, Monlusko, Padercvskl, Moszkow
skl, Zarzyckl, stojowski, Itofman, llosen
thai, Wleiilnwski. Mierzwinskl. Semhrlch,
the Iteskesand scores of others witli whose
mum', however, the musical directors of
I his country have not Inmiliarized the
Ilm programme of the I.cho s concert
consists nf sixteen numbers; and lo its
execution there will contribute the vocalists
Miss Dobroslehska, Miss Krukouska and
Mr Kueziis!ii tin- violinist Mr. Mlkulski
(I.lninskPs " Polonaise "i . the men's singing
societies Echo nnd ll.iriuonla Iboth of
New York city), .Moniuszko of Ilrooklyn,
llarmoula of .lerey t Ity, the woinn's
singing socletv Wanda of New York
city and tho celebrated Warsaw comedian
Mr llomanski, with two monologues anil
Americans thnt have never heard a Polish
choral society sing will be able nt this con
cert to hear live such societies, of which
one, the Eclui, will even sing an English
song, "Old Black .loo " Another English
song, "The Minstrel anil His ( lilld," lll he
sung in duet by Aliss Krukoswka and Mr
Kucvnskl I'rolessor Denibosw kl's or
c liestr.i will open part tlrst of the programme
with the overture of 'veljr L'el.i's Hungarian
"Lustsiilel," and par, second with the over
ture of tint magnificent opera of Moniusz
ko. "IfnlU.'i "
"Tho overture of a Polish opera? Why,
I never knew that the Poles have operas!
Hie American reader will say. 'Ibis is not
his fault, for the directors of our Metro
politan Opera apparently do not know that
there are I'olish operas hiuI Polish singers
to llll the c.ist W ai law I'KliKowskl
Nmv York. October
o tub rtuToit or tiik Scn .sv The In
comprehensible has happened. 1 have met Pan
cake, the devotee uf Uragedy Having read In
Victor Albright's book. The Shakespearean
Slace." a hlchlv commendable- recommendation
nf a certiln actor s ciidinr. of a certain tragedy,
I last niiclit; Isltrcl ll.c theatre where In- was ap
pearing. I anlxed n little after 10 o'clock uhenjo my sur
prise I discovered that I ,was unable n procure
a seal .Noticing my surprise a Kentleman
standing neir ihe bo orllce said. "You shall
have my scat. 1 would nol deprive you of the
Joy of seeing the entire cl murdered In the last
art. I shall stand up; sou shall sit donn and
enjoy yourself lo ihe full "
Turning, I found mifcif In Ihe presence of a
beaming ouutrnance bespeaking Joy, mirth and
happiness. You." 1 at once replied, "must be
Pancake." it was Pancake, and he was having
Ihe time of Ills life, P.iTtlOKH,
.New Yohk, October L
To Tin: Cm rem or tub sun sir- Mr lililr
I'anrake, as nearly as 1 can ludtte from his con
vulslve remarks, dislikes musical shows and reveln
In the ira tie Hut does ho rccoirnlie the tragic
when he sees It?
If so, let him separate himself from a few
dollars and take In sundry iniolcal shows now
on view In Ihe metropolis, and sad and sodden
as a cold pancalc- llelleve me, he will gel his
money's worth, for anything more tragic It
would be dlttlcult to Imaelnc
They are dlsgtibed Iractedles, to he sure, but
Pancake vvon'1 fall to recognize them.
llnoom.T.v, October t I.ittl SfNBni.-j.
To tiif Lniton op Tiik Sun -Sir: 1 would ask
Pancake It thchalf rtlled thevtres of this town are
not enough of a tragedy lo suit him!
A Tiniti MANsOKa,
llRooai.r.s-. October L
To Tlir. LtilTon ok Tiik (iff, -.sir "You are a
liar!" resounds In Syrartire. as runs the new s from
there this morning So the mouotony of a rather
uninteresting political campaign proceeds with
out apparent heed of the coll relleellon of his
lory I fay "moiintnny" hecaioe Ihe thing has grown
monotonous. Time was when In call n man a
liar meant somc-lhlng In ipilclc succession worlh
witnessing. Hut now a commonness of usage
In "polite polltlra! circles" has so tinctured Ihe
term with Insipidity s 10 make II provocative
of no more than a weary smile Cannot our
"slatesmen ' Infuse nen life Into their delibera
tions, something (itch as v.lll hold our now flag
ting Iniercsi' "Liar chimes too raslly with that
air of worn popularity "Mvc-rj bnjy's Doing It
.Vow " 11 us have somelhmg new
In short, mutuant) has closed ihe circle of liars.
Let us rnnrecte thnt rvcr "son of a gun" In pub
lic life Is a liar, and so entitled to no distinction
worthy of our further consideration.
Nkw YOHh, October L j, w. K,
(ilooniy View of the Manhattan Philosopher.
To TUB l'tUTOit ne THK SCN .Sir; In my
opinion poor people have no moril right In bring
Into this world oitsprlng who ihey must know
will be doomed lo a life of damnable poverly
and consequent misery and distress,
.'nw oiih, October L u. H. j.
If she has a hundred dollars
In a big dcparlmcnl store
She tan shop from shoes lo collars
At a spied unknown before.
She ran lilt from roof tu basement
IliUlng quicker Hun a wluk,
And her pace can put tin- pace meant
for a racehorse on Ihe blink.
Ye she also makes Impression
She docs not spend iiuuu-) fust,
for the Bites an object h-ssoii
On Ihe way to make It last
hen she but s a suliuny ticket
folks have reason lo deplore
Shu will stand belore Ihe wicket
tor half an hour or more.
-LIABILITY TO $91,805
Owners Xol Kt'spon.sihlp Itpynnr
Amount of In tores! in
Froifrlit Monpy lo lie Divided
I'm Kill a on 1'roveil
The Oceanic Steam Navigation Com
pnny, Mmltod, owners of the Titanic,
hnvo been udjiiclKecl by tho United Stated
District Court to bo liable fornboui I'ji.nno
or the claim registered against jt lls H
result or the disaster or April I.',, last
The claims aRUreKalo more I ball II .nuomo.
IiidKe HiiukIi lato yesterday signed
the Htltloii tiled by Hiirllngliam. Mont
Koniery A: Heecher, proctors tor tlis
Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, in
an action brought, tor tho limitation of
liability. In thn petition the owners of
the Titanic contend that they should not
be held responsible for any portion of
the aggregate claims beyond the amount
of the company' Interest in thn lost ship.
In support er their contention thn petl
lienors say that when tho Titonio sank
tho "vessel, cargo, porsonal effects of pas
sengers and crew, tho malls and every
thing conniHjtcd with her, with th" excep
tion of fourteen lifeboats nnd their equip,
inent, became a total loss."
Tho value of the life boats Is estimated
in tlio petition at $1,(20. The freight
money earned for tho transportation of
cargo by tho Titanic is placed at $2.073.1.1,
antl tho prepaid passage money at 13,.
Jl2.ll. or this money actually realized
$:',V,il.(H was al(l for the transportation
of tho survivors. Deducting this. th
aggregate value or the Oceanic Steam
Navigation Company's interest in ths
Titanic is placed by tho, petition at $91,
H03..H. As legal justification for granting thn
petition sections 4283. 1241 and 4?si cf
the Hcviscd Statutes or tho United State
nnd general rule 51 in Admiralty are
One or the requests or the petitioners
granted by Judge )iough is that the
freight moneys bif divided pro raia
"uniting such claimants as may prove
their claims" before United States Com
missioner (lilehrist. Tho steamship com
pany put up a bond of $9fl,00tl to stand as
security for all claims passed upon by
It is anticipated that the ruling of the
United States District Court will lirinrf a
i cieiuge or protests rrom tnoso personally
interested in damage suits against the
iT'itanio's owners. Those well versed in
Federal court procedure) predict that
the matter will bo carried to tho United
States Court of Appeals.
TO inSTItlllVTK TITAXIV I I SO.
is 'J. Kill, ooo ts lo Up Divided Anionic
ILHtlll ' People.
Slirclnl Cn Mr lltifairk tu Tnr. Srs
I.o.vnov, Oct l Arrangements for
apportioning the Titanic relief fund
will bo submitted by the public trustee
next week There are '.',290 people, in
cluding orphans, to benefit from the fund
of- $2,130,000. Of this number l.tHt nr
dependents of the crow and S35 dependent?
of tho passengers A urgo proportion
of the latter are non-British.
The liasis of calculation for tho distri
bution is that the dependents of lh
members of the crow who were lost shall
receive weekly grants for life equivalent
to approximately one-half the income
of the victims. This basis cannot bo
applied to nil tho passengers, because
some of the claims are by relatives of
propsperous first class passengers who
left no provision Tor their dependents
It is therefore proposed that the depend
ents or the jiassengers and crew share
alike on n schedule which fixes the maxi
mum at 40 shillings ($10) a week and the
minimum at 12shillings(S3).with increases
for each orphan. There are some excep
tions to the rule of provision for life
and most of the children's allowonces
will cease when they reach the age of 1.
OBJECT TO FEIllir TOLLS.
Commuter Wnnt Itallrond Tickets
(o Hun to Jersey Trrmlnl.
The Now Jersey State Board of Tubbo
Utility Commissioners held a hearing
in Jersey City yesterday on complaints
or the New Jersey Commuters Associa
tion to havo commutation rates reduced.
Tho commuters declared present rates
absurd, while the railroads Insisted they
wero running trains at a loss. Further
more, the three railroads complaints!
r the Ijicknwnnnu, Ihigh Valley and
Krio insistent that the Commissioners
had nn jurisdiction.
Commuters want Jersey City or Ho
lwken mado the terminus on all tickets
with on oxtro fare for crossing to Man
hattan on the ferry. About half the com
muters don't use tho ferries, it was
claimed, but everybody is compelled to
help maintain the ferry service, becauso
faro is charged through to New York
Oeorge I,. Hecord, attorney for the
complainants, kel fun at the claim of
tint railroads that they are operatitiB
their New Jersey traffic at a big loss.
As a member of tho New Jersey Klale
Hoard of Taxation Mr. Record ia
thoroughly familiar with taxing condi
tions of the railioads nnd when lie made
a tulling iioint the iailroadofIlcial.sirese'a
M. M. Stollmitn, counsel for Ihe Ijicka
wntinu, said that during 1011 tlio I-ackn-wanna
carried pasceiigoia a total of
UlKi.noo.iioo mil, lie said 07 per cctu
or Ihe tradit was local. While the read
receives two and a half cents n mile f'o"
some passengers the commuters buns'
in a ret mn of but a cent a milo per sip
eouger. The average income the com
pany counts on is one cent a mile s-r
The Krio nnd l-ehigh Valley, Hin'iiRh
their representit ivos, made hiinilar Im
plies lo ihe comniuieis' charges.
'I he Coinmiseioners reserved dec is n
Four (inventor Miulr lllm siiulre.
.lolin O'licilly of South Oraiik-e, N
who hint commissions from four tlovemor
of New- .lotsey and served as Jnsti d 'Ii
peace III ihe village police court l"l
cinarter of a century died yesterday n l"11
aire of 7."i years. He was a unlive id Count)
( avail, licland, nnd caine to Ainenca when
he was is yeius old. He whs llrsl minims
sioiied by tlov. John ). Itcdle and le'r
by (Sow Met Icllaii, (lov, i,reen und
Abbell, tho last time in isu:.
Injured Army I'ller (irla l.envr.
Vv'asiiinuhix, Ocl i Six months l-i-"
was to-day irrnnted l.leut Frederick hen
pedy of the army aviation corps he ".pi c
oT tulllrlos im-lilcntfil lo bu work ns an anil)'
l.ieut Kennedy's Injuries were Ihe rnw
. or a fall In an neioplaue at the army avintin
school nl Angiistn, (iu last wlnlor
I X ray showed lhat two of the upper vertr
I brw o the spinal column had been split!