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THE SUN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER li; 1912.
r- FRIDAY, OCTOHKK II, 1912.
Kntered it the Pnl llfflrr ni New York no Second
Class Mall Mutter.
'- gnhsrrlutlons by Malt. Postpaid.
tUtf.V, Per Month o Sli
IHll.V, l'cr Year O 00
fMWUAY. Per Year. a SO
l)l!.YANIHrxi).V, Per Year H 50
DAILY AM) Sl'Xl'W. Per Month. . . . :S
Postage to foreign countries addr.t.
All chrc ks, money orilTs, Ac, to be nnde pay
Published dxlly. Including Holiday, by Hie Huti
I'rlntlngatid t'ublKhltu: s-ocliillon nl I TO ,Nnvau
street, In the lloroush of M.inli.llt.ln, New York,
President ami Treasurer, Ullllsm ('. Held., 170
.asjau street, Vice-President, l.ilunnl P. Ulti-hcll,
Ko Nassau street; ticctetarv, ChcMrr H. tjiril, 10
London nRKr, Kfliiiili.ini ltntie, 1 Arundel
Paris om" e. ft Itue dc H Ml hodlfrc, o!t Hue du
Waihlngton offlcc, llihbs Building.
Brook ln omie. tc0 Livingston street,
ff our Irlrnds trifl latot m una manusclpK to'
puWcaltoi wish infture rriteltj arlirlts relumed mm
must In nlemet sent stamps lor thai purport.
The Contents of a Postal Card.
A Rood denl of tht) true inwurdnew of
this extraordinary I'utnpiiiKn and a fair
exhibit of tin porplt xity of ninny Ameri
can voter appear on tho back of u
poHtal eartl s-ent in by an esteemed reader
of Thk Sf.v:
"If Wilson- gets elected i?l will sixteen-to-One
Hktas or n.snx rule t tie country?
"It will lx? it tine me".
"I n m n lEcpithlican, tint shall vote for
Itoosr.vrt,T, us Tkt can't eel elected."
The foregoing (piehlioii about young
Doctor Wilson and old Doctor F.incritus
BltYAS is troubling tltous'ituls of Demo
crat to-day. They thought they saw
at Baltimore tho Dual tnanifcbtation of
the hellish and mercenary attempt to
bow the Democratic parly in tho inter
est of the t'ummnncr'ti each box. Thoy
thoticht that the advent of Woonnow
Wilson, who bpeaks so beautifully and
philosophically on all matters of prin
ciple and is so untcrrilied in his patriotic
disregard of pen-ons when duty de
mands, put an end forever to that dis
mal chapter in the Democracy's career
which began with the dishonest money
adventure of lsail.
But when they witnessed the recent
emotional t-iveetacle, at Lincoln, Xe
Vraska, where they saw the young Pro
fessor of hope and promise falling upon
tho bosom of the old Professor Ktner
itns of humbug, in order to wash away
with real tears the memory not only of
Sixtocn-to-One but aNo of sixteen years
of disaster, their thoughts began to take
a different direction. They are asking
themselves whether Hr.v.vx is already
(dated for Secretary of State; whether
Hp.yan is to be tho Mentor of a Wilson
Administration; whther Bryanisin'irt
all its drear' significance is actually
dead if Woodkow Wilson goes to the
Wo cannot tell them. We wish we
As to the second idea communicated
on this postal card we have a definite
opinion. If this Republican prefers
Tait to P.ooshVKi.T and the third term
with all that it implies in the future
of the republic, but intends to vote for
Hookevki.T merely because he believes
T.rT cannot Ik elected and fears Wil
son beeauseof HiiYsN. he is contemplat
ing a mighty foolish course of action.
As New York 1ms not yet undergone
a complete refonn of its election laws
by a thoroughly progressive legisla
ture, none of the considerable political
parties is without a place on tho official
ballot, as are the Republicans of Cali
fornia. For those who find nolwdy to
meet their desires among the nominees
whose names will be printed on the bal
lot a blank column is provided in which
they may write the names of whom thov
please. No qualified citizen can allege
that in tho facilities provided by the
Stato for recording the voters' will
therp is an adequate excuse for not
going to the polls on November 5.
Such being the case it is impossible
to conceive of nny substantial reason
why any male citizen possessing the
necessary qualifications of age and resi
dence should neglect to put his name
on tho poll list to-day. The boards of
inspectors will bo in session from 7
o'clock this morning until 10 o'clock this
evening, or for fifteen hours, time enough
for tho recording of tiro names of every
body. ' The danger involved in post-
poning the performance of this duty is
obvious. 1 lie best day on which to
register is the first day of registration,
and that day is to-day.
Thn rromlie of Good Timet,
The official crop report of the Depart
ment of Agriculture heralds lower prices
lor food staples if tho law of supply
is allowed to operate naturally, Busi
ness is 6teadily improving, In fact it
lias struck tho gait of good times if
expert observers aro sound in their
deductions. Elation and confidence have
taken tho placo of apathy und discour
agement in most industries. A year
ogo there was a chorus ofj admissions
that while business was butter than it
had been tho gain was slow, and in tho
faoo of tariff agitation and a Presiden
tial campaign business would probably
como'to a standstill and even retro
grade. Tills opinion han undergone a
rcmnrkablo change; perhaps it might
bo termed unprecedented, for who can
remember a Presidential campaign when
manufacturers, merchants, contractors
and business men generally were mak
ing their plans and actually carrying
them out with so littlo concern about
the effect of tho election upon their
fortunes? In a recent issue the Manu
facturer' JBtfnrd, commenting upon
( I L .
many optimistic letters in its columns!
from sulMcrilwrs, said:
"Almot ovornliflit tlinre hat come upon
tho country, Hlleiitly and Hcani'ly fore
Keen even by tlm tlircwtleM flimiolorn
und 1 i i piIih'hh men, n marvellous change
from Inactivity to yreat activity. The
steel works of the rountry are wholly un
able to meet promptly the lemml,foi- steel
pioiliirti, UnlUtlnc operations are every
where delayed by the Inability of contrac
tor to neourc reeiiforrlne liars for ron
crelrt cohMriietloii anil architectural work.
Cement iiiatmfiMtiirera, who since 1007
hnvo had a hard ntnunile to find trade, and
what they found will jtenernlly at a lima.
urn now overwhelmed with litisiness at ad
vancing price, mid the only difficulty In
the cement Imslueca N the fact that rail
inndt cannot begin to provide cars enough
to handle the product,"
Investment and activity ate not con
fined to big business. The small con
cerns report better conditions, more
orders, quicker sales and prompter
collections. There is now a chorus of
conviction that real prosperity is com
ing anil that nothing can stop it, not
even political agitation; as for tho
Presidential election, there is a feeling
that no matter how it results the imme
diate future is secure.
Business began to improve long be
fore it was known what crops would be
harvested. Tho Department of Agri
culture in announcing enormous har
vests, some of them exceeding nil rec
ords, answers for tho prosperity of the
farmer and assures tho country that
the food supply in cereals, dairy prod
ucts and potato's will be plentiful. It
should follow that grain fed stock will
bo lower in price. A year ago potatoes
were scarce and high. A yield of 401,-
000,(100 bushels is estimated, as com
pared with 292,737,000 in 1911. Other
estimates nre: corn, 3,010,000,000 bushels
(last year 2,531,488,000); wheat, 720,-
333,000 bushels (last year, 021,338,000);
oats, 1,117,172.000 (last year 022,298,000);
barley, 224,019,000 bushels (last year
100,210,000); rice, 24,000,000 bushels (last
year, 22,934,000). The com, barley and
potato crops will be tho largest ever
harvested. To sum up, the prospect is
more than fair, indeed it is growing
brighter all the time, that industry will
provide occupation for all at good wages
and that the cost of supplies for the
household will show a marked decline.
A Candidate for Attorney-General.
From the news columns of the Daily
-lr.'H8 of Mount Vernon we take tho fol
lowing summary of an address made to
the Italian voters of that town by the
Hon. JottN A. Palmieiu, Progressive
candidate for Attornev-General:
"Kg told of numerous Instances where
Italian had been unfairly dealt with h
Democratlo and Republican administra
tions; he referred to the murder of Mrs.
Ham, near (iroton somo weeks airn and said
that there were four of the six Italians who
wore electrocuted who oucht never to have
been put to do.i'k. No attention was paid
to his pleadinxs or these men on the part
of n Democratic Attortiey-fleneral or by n
Democratic (Jovernor. The kill
ing of theso four men was not Justice, and
the Italians ouvhl to show that thoy re
sonted such acts on the part of the officials
of a Democratic administration by votlni;
aamt the Democratic nominee for Presi
dent and (lovernor Ile added that the
It.-tllan under a Democratic administration
would lt no better off than be would under
a liepublic.tn administration "
Could any possible characterization
of such an appeal to passion, ignoranco
and prejudice carry with it graver con
demnation for the author than does the
mere reading of this summary? Is it
necessary to add anything save that,
the Hon. John A. Palm I Km represents
the dehberato choice of the Progres
sive party for chief legal officer of the
State of Now York?
Now that the delicious bivalve is at
tho height of its gastronomic vogue
comes the grievous accusation so oft
repeated but not always so well sub
stantiated that death lingers within its
luscious juices. The Sun has no de
sire to alarm its readers, but as a mat
ter of important news we would warn
against oysters obtained from the near
neighborhood of this or other cities tho
waters of which receive sewage.
i)r. Stiles, chief or the bacteriological
laboratory of tho Federal bureau of
chemistry, has investigated with the
thoroughness of tho practical scientist
an epidemic of typhoid fever and of
other illnesses which prevailed among
the guests at a dinner of the Minnisink
Hook and Ladder Company of Goshen,
X. Y. Seventeen undoubted cases of
typhoid fever and eighty-three eases
of gastro-intestinal diseases, the former
with one death, were directly traced
to the oysters furnished at this feast.
These oysters had been taken from tho
waters of Jamaica Bay and floated at
Indian Creek near Canarsie, Borough of
Queens, New York city. The exami
nation of the shellfish and of water col
lected in Jamaica Bay in which those
celebrated Itockaway oysters had been
cultivated roveuieu a most serious
contamination: the bacilli were isolated
from the oysters. This discovery was
not surprising when it was found on
carelul inspection that millions of
gallons of sewage finds its way regu
larly into Jamaica Bay; frequently it
is discharged in closo proximity to
the oyster beds.
This ever present danger has been
pointed out by tho able und ulert chief
of the Metropolitan Sewage Commis
sion, and it is u sad commentary on tho
Btipineness of this community, this in
difference to oft repeated warnings
Tlieso cases aro but a small portion of
the number of victims that fall a prey
to our harbor contamination, and yet
the publio regards tho earnest appeals
of Dr. SoPKft for appropriations to free
it from tho sewage plague with in
difference. Indeed It. wsalhv (lint nnlu
active effort that the e wage com-
mission was continued by Govcrrmr
HroiiKH, despite the fact that it had
accomplished such remarkable practi
cal work in discovering the tidal and
other migration of the sewage which
dally flows into our harbor.
Dr. Soi'Klt presented to the recent Hy
gienic Congress a paper which elicited
great praise, demonstrating a familiar
ity with the subject which aiiRUfs well
for our future safety if the State and
city will sustain him to the fullest extent,.
He said that the harbor of New York,
although possessing two main outlets
to the sea, had become so overf"ir"end
wllh tho sewage of the immense popu
lation residing iiHn its borders that in
the very probable event of the doubling
of its present population of seven mill
ions in 1040 the waters of the port would
not be capable of assimilating this
enormous contamination, which is al
ready taxing their capacity to tho ut
most. It is hoped that the fatal Jamaica Bay
incident referred to above may provo
a stimulus to active furtherance of the
excellent, programme of the sewage
I'alutliiK the City Hall l.lly.
An admirable beer garden trellis
which sprouted from the wonderfully
productive tKivement of City Hall plaza
last week disappeared before the autumn
gales yesterday, and Mayor Gaynoh's
headquarters wear once more their nor
mal appearance save for tho splendid
specimens of caW shrubbery that cling
to t he rail above the main entrance. Tho
view across City Hall Park is now not
bisected by the remarkable conjunc
tion of autumn foliage and summer
green that so recently obstructed the
view of anxious thousands striving to
watch the moving finger trace on
The Sun's bulletin 'board the record
of titanic struggles in Boston.
Soon those marvellously green potted
trees that shade the Governor's room
will be wrapped up for the peason, and
the City Hall will be easily recognizablo
to those ".vho remember it as it was in
its original state. Our fears were re
cently aroused for its safety by the
arrival in its immediate neighborhood
of a stone skinning machine of the same
build as that which defaced the hall
half a dozen years ago. It seemed
probable that man, infuriated by the
success of Mother Nature's campaign
for the imposition of a kindly mellow
ness on the surface of tho marble walls,
was about to return to the attack on
behalf of rawness and newness. We
seem to have Immmi overanxious. The
sand blasters went elsewhere to work
their violence. For a spaco City 'llnll
is safe that is, as safe as so preeminent
a mark for tho restorer and innovator
can ever be.
It might be well for New York to
provide a structure in somo remote
and inaccessible spot for decoration by
its enterprising administrators. The
building should bo whero the public
could easily avoid it. Or an arrange
ment might bo made with tho Federal
Government for tho exerciso of our
decorators on the Post Office. Nothing
that could be dono to it could fail to
improvo its looks.
Still Another Champion of Popular
Mr. Daniel R. Han.va must be a
stouter champion of popular liberty
than Mr. William Fj.inn, for Mr.
Hanna parted with $177,000 to bring
about the Colonel's nomination at the
Republican convention in Chicago.
William Flinn's contribution to save
the people from the bosses and monop
olists was less by more than tiso.ooo. He
spent $139,807.19 "to clarify conditions
in Pennsylvania," attending to the busi
ness himself. Mr. Hanna is not a clari
fier in a professional way. Mr. Walteu
Disown, chairman of the Republican
State Committee, who went over to the
Colonel bagand baggage, gave the ben
efit of his ripe experience to Mr. Hanna.
Thus tin "angel" in Ohio escaped from
the witness chair at the investigation
in Washington without a searching
Tho Hanna disbursement was so
lavish and was expended in so many
ways forgotten by Boss Brown on the
stand that the Colonel may find himself
interrogated on his travels about the
giver, as ho was about the saintly Flinn.
Who that knows the Colonel cannot sec
him showing his teeth and punching the
air to emphasize his faith in his new
"IUn.s U as stout n champion of popular
liberty as exists. Ho came to mo last April.
Ile was a complete straturer, although the
nnnio f-euined familiar Ile told mo that lie
whs roIiik to support me because bo wanted
the people to rule, and he knew that I was
tho choice of tho people. A lontr experience
had tntiKht him, so he said, that the salva
tion of the rountry depended upon the ex
pulsion of rich men from politics. They
should bo driven out. We ni'iecd about
that. Ile confided to mo that lie stood for
direct primaries, the Initiative mid referen
dum, the lenill of publio officials, and for
every other reform that I had onuliiated
and was IlKlttluv for. A ilcli man who is In
favor of puttini: tho peoplo in control of
their Kovernmeiit at his own eximnse Is not
an undoslrable ilch man, and he suits nie.
Mr. IIannv has dedicated himself to the
publio welfare, and I know he is entirely
When tho Colonel pays such a tribute
to his new found friends who stand at
Armageddon with distended "dough
bags" his audiences break into "a storm
of delighted yells." But as contribu
tions from masterful men in tho un
familiar rftlo of reformer swell tho total
needed to clarify conditions and tfto
Colonel's astonishment grows his certifi
cates of merit will lose their efficacy.
Hitherto there has Ixsen no limit to the
credulity of his hearers, but thoy are
According to a correspondent of the
Cuba A'ets, who has been travelling on
horseback In tho interior of Santiago prov
ince, neither Yvonnet nor Kstknoz, the
negro leaders in tho recent insurrection,
was killed in fair Hunt, (lonoral Vvo.nnkt
after surrenderinic at Num-a Kscocla to a
friend encountered a body or Government
troopt.on the road to Santiago, to whom
the surrender was explained. Both
Yvonnkt and the Cuban to whom he had
given himself tip were shot, and It was r
(Hirted at headquarters they had tried to
escape. This is the usual Spanish fiction
to account for tho killing of a prisoner.
General Khtf.noz met his death when un
armed nnd while he was on his way to a
epring to get water for his camp.
On Ills (ravels this correspondent heard
that the negro Insurrection was instigated
by politicians who had conspired to win
the negro vote by bringing atiout ttie re
peal of the Morun law. When their plot
Tailed It hbc-umo necessary to get rid of
their tools, the negro Generals who were
leading the jxilitlcal rcliellion. Color la
lent to this version by the circumstances
of tho rising; It liegnu without the usual
preliminaries, dragged along with no
serious military attempt to put It down,
und ended suddenly with the shooting of
the chief actors.
Apprehend a Poland revolt. Ilrailliiir.
With evory friendly feeling for Poland
we resectrtilly HUhmit that she must
wait her turn.
The date of the Boston massacre is
henceforth October to instead of March 5.
My heart Is with the players of both teams,
M.noi IIom.y Kirs.
Tho triumph of the politician over the
Heading of the exploit of the Crown
Prince of Montenegro In firing the first
gun of the latest war before l'odgoritza,
it Is Impossible not to recall the simitar
stirring but ill fated baptibm of tiro of the
Prince Imperial of France before Saar
brllcken In the year still named "terrible"
in tho French Republic. It Is permitted
perhaps to wish the royal son of the Black
Hills a happier fate nnd his peoplo a more
fortunate ending to their struggle.
Is Hanna a misprint for manna?
How the war hurts us. A famine in attar
of roses threatened. Ilradlint,
Another War of the Roses?
A BETTKIl nitOAMV.W.
A Praiseworthy I'lMlrrUklng by Certain
To thk Kditoi: of Thk Sun .Sir; The
most Important movement and one of vital
intieit to propeity owners and business
men on Uroadway and Intersecting streets
Is that undertaken by the Broadway Asso
ciation. First of all'lo prevent as much as posMble
disturbance to business ud t radio on ltroud
way ilurim; the const rui lion of the subway
which Is soon to be started and to prevent
a recurrence of the onditions which ob
tained ditrini; the buildini; of the Fourth
avenue, .Sixth avenue ami Forty-second
meet subways. This association olso pro
poses to Keep the damaire to bulullnits anil
vaults to a minimum Conferences with
the eniilneer.s of the Public Service Commis
sion and buildini: contractors hays demon
strated that harmony eiets between all In
terests Henry (i. Opdycke has been en-
u'Hiied by our association to assist us In our
work during the four years that will be re
nulled for this construction. The fire in
surance rates ale also receiving the tttten
tiou of the association
In addition to this the llroadway Aoca
tion proposes to abate nuisances on llroad
way, have clean and miiet pavements, up
to date street lojliuiiir. pioper (runic reuu
latiou.s, efficient police protection, no uu
necessary street openings, nnd in brief to
maintain Hrnadwny In n manner excelliint
that of any tliorouchfnie In the world. Of
all ureal metropolitan avenues llroadway
in the most celebrated. It Las mots Im
portant business interests than any In ex
Istencv. Tlierefoie, in order to maintain
the teuulred Improvements from time to
time It is necessary that eery business
man and proiwrty owner along llroadway
,iii(l contingent streets should cooerato
In this movement. The llroadway Associa
tion invites them all to enroll as members,
the expense of which involves but a nom
inal fee of $., a year
While the executive officers ami various
committees are doinu splendid work. It Is
necessary to huve a larire membership to
maintain the association for the purposed
outlined. Complaints of nny natuin may
be sent by the nieinliers of the association
to the secretary's office at the Hotel Impe.
rial, and will receive Immediate attention.
In t)4 way the condition of the street from
time to tltno will lie immensely improved.
"A Hotter llioadway" is the slocan of this
association, and it is earnestly hoped that
all business men and property owners in
terested will add their names to thn cause
'and thus aid in carrying out (he work which
the association is conducting,
CiirhUAMi Townsk.nu, President.
Nkw Yoi;k, October to.
The lloom for the Itlary Makers.
To inn Km ro It or Thk St .n Sir: As
this iieriod of existence cannot by nny
possibility lie called a literary or musical
age, why not call It a biogiaplilcal ageV
livery one seems to lm wilting his or her
biography, or that of mme dead person.
who would most probably lesent It. .Next
Christinas will see a run on dlurles.
I can't conceive why a man should bo
bitrieil underneath his own lenialns, Per
sonally I should Ih extiemely aunoyod
were I in a slate In lw annoyed, If some one
alter my decease informed the world that
my fuvoilte dish was tripe, that 1 was
extremely susceptible Jn my youth, nnd
though I had a sneaking fancy for Nancy,
yet I married Mary, who was u great ileul
too good tor me. I don't want a "l.tfe
beyond the grave, and if I am destined for
immortality I ceitulnly won't nilso a men.
ilaclous memorial of myself In'foro I die
A friend of mine has written some good
fiction nnd voluminous lemlniscences, but
he has labelled them wrongly, calling the
nut ion "reminiscences nnd tho retuinis
cences "fiction." And this brings to nillid
the story of the man who was never known
to laugh whilo In this world. When he
icached another existence for borne reason
or other maylie on account of his vile
hand wilting he was allowed to visit this
world, and on seeing the epitaph on his
tombstone lie laughed for the first time In
his life, or ruther death. A good many
blographed people would laugh ton had they
the saiuti privilege.
I don't really Mlovo (ieorge Washington
himself could write a perfectly accurate
record of a prior duy. NoNiiKScnil'T,
Hnoiihi.vN, October m,
A Dancing Drrvliti,
To 'IB v. 1,'uiTOK ok Thk 8u.v.Sir: Hure
is u iiuotatlon from the "Armageddon Hymn
"It hate all tli lllegant dancln'
That Iver wis seen at a ball,
Whin Teddy was klckin' and pranclu'
While he danced upon nothlu' at all."
Lrf.tk Inland, Conn,, October to.
To iiik lliinon oi- Tim Sun .Sir; I'pon
what particular breed of bean du theue
presumptuous tieaneutera feed?
Nkw Voiik, October lo. OTant.
At What A( Uo Men I.oie Their IdealiT
TO THE KOITOK m Tub qrw Vir. A M.H t
bralni, Ability anil kindly generntl'ty once taia
mine inni micii ma) prmr r c ineir meats ann work
for Idem till they sie 40, but that then they are
llkelv to til back anil takn ihln
let the world wag as It will.
Can this be true? Are all real reformers men
of under to? still Votjmi.
Maw You. October 19.
A ItOSTOX VIEW. OF THIS TOWS.
Magnanimity ami Just Olurnatlon Are
11 tended in a Itrmarkahle Tribute. '
To tiik Kditok op Tub Sf.v Sir: I nm
a ltostonlan of liostonlans. For more than
half a century my family have rsslded or
done business In llostou, 1 love the place,
ran even admire Its ast. winds especially
In summer. Did circumstances permit I
sjonld be well content to spend there the
remainder of my days.
I like llostou people and in general their
upright nnd straightforward method of
deal I m: toward those with whom they are
brought In lonUiU. I love Its beautiful
ubiirbskw.ltli their varied and attractive
scenery so readily accessible, and I admire
the general courtesy of Its is-opln In public
ami in private, their generous consideration
for others and ttio ahseuce of "rush" carried
to Its highest power.
In spite of the above statement I am com
pelled to admit llostou Is In many respects
provincial ami much resembles In Its con
duct the Knglish, who have little use for
nny one who views life und Its customs from
any standpoint than their own.
One need not look far to find old time
residents who gravitate between llostou,
London, Paris and tho Itiviera; who are
Ignorant of tho merits of their own country;
to whom Denver, (Jmuha and Duluth, for
Instance, are still a good deal of a wilder
ness, and to Whom the civic, social or edu
cational experiences of these cities are a
natter of Indifference, nnd not, as they
should lie, objects of udmiratinn.
To these people New York Is but a con
glomerate of various nationalities, mis
governed, criminally Inclined, full of slums
and lying In wait for the unwary traveller.
As well might one nceept Mayor Fitzgerald's
rendition of "Sweet Adeline" as a lest of the
musical culture of Hoston as to Judge New
oti by a few instunces that find publicity
through the press, and often the "yellow"
press at that. Such a parly recently re
turning from abroad, doubtless distracted
by the perplexities ut the harbor front In
landing. Importuned liv thon proffering
their services nnd anxious to And trnln to
carry them llostnnwnrd, are reported as
saying: "Ves, we were In New Vork nn
hour, nnd that was plenty long enough.
It was horrid, ami I never want to go there
again." It is the Philistinism of sited us
these Hint calls for rebuke.
I desire., with your kind permission, to
express Hie views of another Hostnnlan
who has had Ave years sojourn In thl im
perial city of the world, one too who is not
blind to its faults, who would welcome a
little more courtesy In his dally experience,
but who lives and gazes in growing aston
ishment st what Is revealed to him of the
actualities and potentialities of the metropo
lis from day to day.
In the first place. New York thinks In
millions where other cities think In thou
sands. It Is therefore prepared for great
enterprises, which it is constantly planning
If not executing. Its wealthy citizens nre
giving vast sums to every form of philan
thropy, such as hospitals, picture galleries,
museums, parks and educational institu
tutlons, as well As measures of educational
research and advancement, and all with a
generosity unknown In the history of the
world The largesses of Its millionaires
wilt, I believe, be found to surpass those of
any other city both absolutely und rela
tively Its urt museum has so far outstripped
every other in this country as to stand
unique und unapproachable, vvhlle It is
rapidly becoming the envy of the whole
world. I need not touch upon the superb
private collections und upon the other mu
seums: Its palatial dwellings by the mile,
Its colossal business structures, more and
more built in the highest form of archi
tectural adornment; Us stores, many of
them works of art without and within; lis
Fifth avenue with its temples of commerce,
beside which many of tho Huropenn boule
vards look Inme: Its unusually complete
school system, and Its churches, which are
models of beauty and of good taste.
These urt external objects apparent to
Hie most superficial of observers. I nder-
nealli the surface is the beating heart of
New orlc draws to Its pulpit the flower
of the Christian ministry of fall denomina
tions and of these I desire to say a word
The ministry of New Vork, whose in
fluence radiates throughout the land, is a
tower of Mrength In the great cfty's throb
bing life. IMs such, primarily, on account
of lis faithfulness, and, f may add, also of
its opportunity. familiar with ninny
lurgecllles.and it seems to me after u vuried
and continuous observation that few
churches in other cities are attended by the
throng (hnt crowd those of New York.
It is u church attending city In Hoston
a crowded church is almost a rarity
Hut Hie point I would strongly insist
on Is that the high salaried clergymen In
their splendid churches with operatic
choirs are among the most self-sacritlcing
of men, gentle, sympathetic and accessible;
ready to spend time, money and strength
of mind, body nnd heart for the help of n
ureal city. One of the greatest of them
publicly deplored recently that his church
hadn't more slum work to do.
These are the poople, with the memlwrs
of these great churches inspired by their
noble leaders, who sustain the great enter
prises of the world, educational, missionary
nnd explorative, and these are they who
help to stay the hand of war nnd send forth
the dove of ience.
Tha stranger will find n warmer welcome
In these gieat churches than In the nursed up
affairs tint help to dissever and divide the
smaller communities. No stranger who Is
respectful nnd earnest need lack n church
home to meet the most exacting or critical
taste, and that with a heartiness few other
Few such sermons as these which, ran
be had for the listening will bo found In
other cities large or small.
1 cannot take the time to allude to your
mm chant piinces, who have fostered so
many, noble enterprises and who, like tl'ljj
clergymen, nre accessible to the humblest
advocate of a worthy cause, nor to the
city's magnificent jonitnerce with Its un
approachable harbor, an entrepot of Jhe
rich products of ovry nation and cllmn.
its philanthropic devise all soils uf uld
nnd remedies for the dlsliessed.
If 1 have succeeded in arranging a few
thoughts to show why New York, If not
wholly admired, s entitled to a dignified
respect if not reverence rather than u
flippant glance und unworthy depreciation
1 shall be satisfied. Waiiru.v 1". Atnxis,
Nrw i mux, October 10
Ili I'nkuovvn rrrililrnt.
From Ihr Ijmdon tlla'ir.
(Stories about it, rallieres, who Is constant
butt for the Trench newspaper anil naje wits,
are awaias plentiful as blackberries, The latest
Is that the l'rolJrnt recently sent a postal order
lo a humble relation, al present serving his lime
In an Infantry regiment. 1'or somo resson, pre.
suinably an Illegible editress, the letter was not
delivered, and al the rcpiest of 11 I'allicrrs M.
Chauinel, the Under .Secretary of Posts ami Tele
ciuplis, innilo an Inquiry. The upshot of the
"rruiuetc" was the discovery that the letter hail
been returned to Paris, vtltu thn following In
MTlptlons, "Return to sender- Falllcrcs, fails
address Incomplete unknown," M, Cbaurae
was furious, and threatened to dismiss the un
fortunate postler who in J declare! M failures'
address to be "unknown," but at the request of
the President the functionary was let oft, pre
kutnably with a strongly worded caution.
Monday for Holidays,
To tiik Cuitor of Thk Hun .Sir: A moat
sensible suggestion Is that of your New Haven
correspondent to keep all holidays on a Holiday,
It Isn't likely to be adopted because It Is the cus
tom In Itnrlanil, We love Ihe eccentricities of
our friends over the water, but when II comes
to something sensible, like colonization, 4c, we
merely smile and go our own way, A holiday In
the middle of the week slops all business and la
a nuisance. It might Just as well be kept on
a tlvnday, and because of that evident fact It
won't be. UoNParniD,
Nv Yoaa, October 10.
1 he Escape of Jonah.
Jonah's enemies e xplalued.
"He lold one of his funny stories, the mam
moth brute yawned, and then b limply walktd
out," tbty attcrWxl.
A TRAVELLER'S SVGOESTIOS.
Reform Advocated by Pmse ttr en the
New Haven Railroad.
To the Kbitoii op Tun HUN -Sir: Being
a pretty regular traveller on the New York,
New Haven and Hartford itailroaii, J am
aurprlsed to see that Henry .1. Horn, vice-
president of the road, In charge or its opera
tion, said his road had done what It could
since the Bridgeport wreck to prevent a
recurrence of such accidents by lighten
ing up on the discipline, hut that the com
pany had found no safety appliance worth
adopting and that he saw ti Rape of
voutlng such accidents in rut u re eTi jm
May 1 suggest to him and to the different
authorities such as civil service commls-
alons and coroners. Ac. who presumably
control the New York, New Haven and Hart-
fort Hallroad Company;
Thai no matter how strict tha discipline
of the rallroud may be, it Is alwaya possible
for an engineer to take a crossover at too
high a rate of speed- witness the disaster
to the Federal llzpress at Bridgeport and
tha recent disaster at Westport and that
therefore dependence must not be put upon
That the crossovers of the Now tork,
New Haven und Hartford Hallroad be at
once made, instead of short and dangerous
as they are now. long and safe. For In
stance, suppose tho crossovers on this road
were made four or five or six times their
present length: then If on engineer dis
obeyed his orders tho lives of us travellers
would not bo snuffed out;
That until the crossovers of this road are
put in proper condition the road be reutilred
to brliitj every train to a full slop before it
iMHen h snort nun uiiugerous crussuvcr.
the present law in most of our l.astern
States limits the llabl'lty of a railroad cor
poration to a few thousands of dollars for
earn life that is lost because of accident on
that roud, It would be a very desirable
t hlng If t he Legislature of Connecticut would
alter this law and allow the liability for the
taking of a life by a railiond corporation
to be what It used to be, the earning capac
ity of Hint life capitalized. If each of these
two perfectly preventable accidents on the
New York, New Haven und Hartford Hall
road had cost that company a million dol
lars they would In all llkelihod have found
a way to prevent their recurrence.
I trust that the proper authorities differ
from Mr. Horn, the vice-president of tho
New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail
road Company, as to Its being possible to
prevent these accidents In future, and that
they will And a way to compel this railroad
to operate safely. A TRAVKl.l.yR.
Nkw York, October 10. .
THE SCHOOL FLAG.
Merely a l.lttle Tact Needed to Prevent
To thk Kiiitor or The Run .Sir; No
observing foroign resident here can be un
aware of the Immense value to this country
of the rule requiring the children In the
publio schools to salute the flag and to
pledge their allegiance to It. It is the direct
and chief means of instilling Into I hem that
sense of personal devotion to ttng and coun
try that is so strongly characteristic of the
mass of American citizens.
Any foreign resident who objects to his
children saluting nnd at all times honoring
the flag of the country that elves them a
free education is beyond the pale of decent
conduct. Hut the rule requiring his chil
dren to pledge their allegiance to the Stars
und Stripes ns their flag is another matter.
It is not their flag (nor can It be unless after
obtaining their majority they liecome
naturalized), and to pledge their allegliince
to it is worse than an empty formality A
conscientious father may well object to
having a glaringly false declaration forced
upon his children.
In these circumstances It Is surely no
more than Just ami reasonable that boards
of education should, on request of the
parent who Is nn alien, excuse his children
not from the salute, but from the pledge of
allegiance ns in the national schools of
F.ugland tho "conscience clause" is used to
excuse the children of Itom.m Catholics
and other dissenters fiom attending the
Church of England religious Instruction.
As it Is, when the letter of tho regulation
lis enforced a foreigner who has not choseu
) to expatriate himself mut either withdraw
his children from the public schools or
i solnco himself with the reflection that he
i may I) forgiven for bowing down In the
House of ltimmon for a season!
J. I). I'KTKJtSO.V.
Nr.w YotiK. October 1).
Hi Children Itnnrnpil to
To Ttir. F.ditor or Thk St.'.v Sir: From
"K. H. ,!.'" letter 1 should say Hint he Is
not n gloomy philosopher, nnd hardly a
philosopher nt all.
Why should It he assumed that the off
spring of the poor should "be doomed lo
a life of damnable poverty and consequent
misery nnd distress"? In the first place,
Is poverty damnable? Some of our modern
millionaires might say so. Perhaps "K.
H. J. "isone himself.
Hut still, it stands (here must always be
poverty. Surely then, what would become
or mankind if alt those in poverty should
cease lo bring children Into this world?
And furthermore, why should the offspring
of Ihe poor loud a "llfo of misery"? iVas
not Lincoln born of a poverty stricken
it all comes to this, namely, that It de
pends upon the child himself whether like
u gutter snipe he will lead this terrible life
or like a man make a way for himself and
his family In Hie world. Lfk Snt.r.
l'OTfsiow.v, 'a October o,
t'plirtlng tbe rork Chop.
To thk KniTOR orTHE Stxsir: A wall from
a poor man who has to guard carefully every
penny he earns. Alone In the world, he lives al
cheap restanraats, and thankful that he Is able
to live there; It kas the bread line "skun a mile,"
At one of Iheas strap places he notices with con
siderable of a mock that the price of pork chops
has recently bsrn raised from 15 cents to M cents,
an Increase of 33 l-J per cent., awing presumably
lo a K) per cent rise In the price of hors.
Kvery ono through whosehands the pork passes
has to take his toll, and Dually It Is unloaded upon
the poor devil who Is the least able to pay for It
all, And In eating this once humble, fare he Is
forcibly reminded of Mrs. Kasy's errlnr maht, Ihe
chops are "such little onra." Perhaps In Invok
ing n blessing on his lonely meal he doesu't sx
aelly bless thn packers who sell their brethren,
Perhaps who knows? he doesn't saygrare at
all. The depraved man! I'bancis (!axr.
New Vong, October 10.
Ihe Field of Clorj.
Oho for the snap In the frosty air
ftf a crisp October day!
Oho for the twenty-two heroes there
Under the colors, so proud and fair,
Of Alma Mater, lo do and dare;
Oho, for the knightly fray!
Oho for the clash of brawn and brain,'
The surge of Ihe forward line
As shoulder to shoulder Ihe blir men sirsln
To cleave through ihe enemy's ranks a laus
vv nere tne uacks may strike for Ihe needed gain
Oho for the "nrat down" sign!
Oho for the night of a booted ball
Far over Ihe deep scarred turf I
For the rousing ring of the quarter's call,
for the charge of the guards and tackles- all
Ijw and hard, like Ihe rushing wall
Of billows beond Ihe surf I
Oho for the dash of a runner free
And threading a broken field!
A mUs-andadodge-and the straight inn; Hurt.
Oho for the tackle fair at the knm
Thai brings him down like a girdled tree
ono ror ine yards unreeledl
Oho for the signal ringing clear
For Ihe forward heave, Oho!
And hoi tor the goal poat looming near
And the far, faint roar of the grand Hand's cheer:
Just one bitter yard In go!
Oho for tha touchdown, Jny of Joys
And lis crowning Joy, the goal;
Oho for the maniac bleachris' noise
As the mad crowd over tht Held deploys,
Ulve a rousing cheer for ihe losers, boys,
.. for (hty fought Uk fiends In a hole!
59TH ST. TRANSFERS
PROMISED FOR NOV. 1
NVvv'York Hallways Compiiny
Vniitn Court Action Against
MOHK CONCESSIONS -MAY UK
OfficialN Hold Out Hope That
Other Transfers -May He
James Quackenbuah, general ut
torney for the New York Hallways Com-
pany, said yesterday at a Publio Service
Commission hearing on tho restoration
of transfer privileges on Manhattan Island
that a schemo probably would In In force
by November 1 whereby the Third and
Second avenue lines and the lines of the
New York Hallways Company would be
giving transfers ovor tho Fifty-ninth
street crosstwon line.
Tho Public Service Commission about
a year ago ordered tho surface lines to
restore transfer privileges at 151 points
on this Island. Tho matter Is now before
tho Appellato Dvllsion. Mr. Quackcnliush
said tho companies did not want to make
concessions to the commission until it
received some sort of assurance that the
case would not bo pushed. Perhaps the
companies would bo uble to come to some
agreement by which thoy could give
transfers at other points of Intersection
than along Fifty-ninth street, but he did
not know. For the present tho companies
were bent upon devising some way out in
the Fifty-ninth street tangle.
Tho Fifty-ninth stroet lino is the only
crosstown road lietween F.ighty-sixtli
and Forty-second streets. It is a part
of the belt line of the Central Park, North
and Fast River Hallroad, and its general
manager is (leorgo W. Llnch, who is a
receiver of tho Second avenue line. At
present, If you want to go from some
where on Madison avenue to somewhere
on Seventh avenuo north.of Forty-second
street, you have to pay a fare to the New
York Railways Company on Madison
avenue, another to the Fifty-ninth street
line and a third to tho New York Railways
Company on Seventh avenuo fifteen
cents for a ride of a mile. M
Mark (ioldberg, who introduced a bill
in the Assembly last winter nrovidinc
for universal transfers, was at the Rearing
yesterday. Ho said he was pleavted with
the outlook and thought most of the com
plainants would be satisfied. It was along
tho Fifty-ninth street lino that the trans
fer riots occurred after the disintegration
of the old Metropolitan company and
transfers were no longer given.
The hearing was adjourned to Novmter
7. but Mr. Quackenbuah said ho supposed
the new scheme as far as Fifty-ninHi
street is concerned would be in operation
It was pointed out yesterday that resi
dent Shouts of the New York Hallways
company in ms last annual report said
t hut steps wero on for tho acquisition at
Uie Central Park, North and Kaat River
Railroad Company by the Now York Hail
ways Company, which already holds
tl .200.000 first mortgage tionds In the
AMIS TO XATIOXAL FOREST.
President Increases Cnvrrnnirnl
Timber I. nnd In Minnesota.
Wasminoto.v, Oct. 10. Tho President
has issued a proclamation making avcer
ations in tho Suporior National Forest
boundaries, the net result of which is
to increase the gross area of the for
ests from B10.000 to 1, 276,100 acres. The
corrected boundary includes :iS0.M5 acres
of new land, while it eliminates 14,450
acres previously included.
The Superior National Forest lies In
the northeastern corner of Minnesota,
between Iako Superior and the Cana
dian lino. At present it contains lit
tle timber of merchantable size, prac
tically all of thn original stand having
been removed or destroyed by fire be
fore the national forest was created.
The Government is holding and pro
tecting the land for tho sake of the future
yield of timber which it will produce
under scientific forestry method.
FOUR XEW WO.MEX LAWYERS.
They May Practise In Dlatrlct af
Columbia Supreme Court.
Washinqion, Oct. 10. Four young
women, one of them Miss Katherinn R.
Pike of Now York, have been admitted
to practise law before the Supreme Court
of tho District of Columbia. In addition
to Mi's Pike, tho others are the Misses
Alice C Farmer of North Carolina, He
becca U. Love of Virginia and Alice M.
Rirdsall of California. Miss Farmer
and Miss 1-ove are suffragettes and ex
pect to use their knowledge of law in aid
of thn cause,
Miss Pike Is in the customs service
and has refused iui offer to practise law
in New York city so that she can rumuiu
in the Government employ.
TO EXTEXn FIXCER I'RIXT WEA.
McAdnu Wants Myatrm Applied to
Petty Case Offenders.
Chief .Magistrate ileAdoo in submitting
lo ihe budget commilteo of the Hoard of
Estimate the rstimato of City Magistrateo'
Courts of the First Division for Ihe year lots
has inado application for nn appropriation
to install a linger print system of Identifica
tion for offenders whose cuses may be dis
posed of in Manhattan nnd llronx polioe
Magistrate McAtloo colls attention lo
the fact thnt petty offenders are often
chronic offenders, being arraigned in one
court after another ami nlvvnvs posing in
"flrBt timers " lly means of the linger
print system he hopes to have an authentic
means of identification.
To pay the salary of u finger print super
visor 2,WW is askwl, Kor those of six
finger print experts un allowance of f l.vm
each Is reuuesiril, while the salaries of two
finger print photographers are put dnnu
ut il,2(Mi each.
The total budget of the First Division
for 11)13 footed to 111,0:7, an Increase of
TELL MORE OF SUV Alt LO.W.
Witnesses (.Ire Detail of American
More details connected with thn II.'.'.V.uki
loan made by the American Hugnr ItcPnliig
Company to the Pennsylvania Sugar Kenn
ing Company were brought out at yrstei
day's hearing beforo Hperlal Kxnminrr
llrlce In the Government's suit to break up
the sugar company. '
Letters were offsraj in evidence by th
fiovernment to show that the Havemnyrr
interests watched closely the erection of the
Pennsylvania plant and reared the new re
finery as a possible competitor, better
written by (Ieorge II. Friuler, manager of
(ho Philadelphia retlnery, lo II, O, Have
meyer'wero held lo indicate that Adnliih
Hegal was not the rent backer of the Penn
fleorge I,, Twig, (he principal witness t
yesterday s session, was formerly secreiiiry
lo enslave K. Klsael, the banker who negoti
ated the H.'.'.Vl.ooo loan thai pill Ihe I'rnii
sylvanla plain out of business for Ave yen is
Mr. '('wig's testimony was confined in the
Identification of letters written by his former
Mr. Twig will be recalled to tht alaM .
k iv;9u o oioca latt (wrung.