Newspaper Page Text
THE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1912.
SUNDAY, DECKMUKK s. 101?. '
Catered at the Post Office at New York as Second
Class Mall M.l Iter.
Subscriptions by Mall. Postpaid,
DAILY, Per Month
DAILY. I'fr Year
MJNIMY, Per Year .. . .
DAILY AND SUNDAY, I'fr car ..
DAILY AND Sl'.VIUY. I'tr Month
"ejtast to foretin countries added
All checks, monf y orders, Ac, to be made pay
rh,1hf1l..nlly,.nf11,llnC.S,,,.ay.,1ythfS'I,7:'''';' " that, subject to
Hrlnil,,,, a.I IH.hllslilne Association nt I TO Nsss.nl ! wlllt'll Mr. I'.M.MKIt S SlIIV St)Oe('ll is Clll-
Mitet. In Ihf llnroiuh nf Manhattan, Nru nr!
Prrrtdent and Treasurer. William l llelck. 1,11
'.'assanstteet: Vice-President, IMmshI I'. Mitchell,
KO Nassau street, Secretary. Cluster s.
i.oni. iTu '
KRlnchnm House. I Arumlrl
Paris ofnee, (I Hiif ilf la Mlrhodlerc,
IT Hue tin
W ain'i.Slon olTlrf, Hlbhs ItiilMIni'.
Itrooklyn office, IM l.lMncstim street.
,,,'r''n''fftnJ,0T''''?7ny''"'r''nm!l,,'lir public man in cither party, and
lllnlrnlOTii or jiuMraNnri iiU'i M hate rrjrrlnt , ,' . , .11, ,
ortttiti returned thru must in all ruM ittut stwtps ( the advice he gives the Democrats III
for mat curpojt. i his latest iiicssik" comes from the
The Newspaper Hhlrr.
The Hartford Couranl remarks of the
process by which the so-called news
paper publicity law was enacted:
"The iiewsiupers nre .1 iiuecr hunch
Their corre-pontlents nt Walilni:toii. nf
whom they iif all so prninl, hum huvc'uot 1
on' to llii post nfllce measure. Indeed
oiip or tnn of llnMii ir.ne 11 hint nf 11 llni
thr- llnif" In ilr.il ltlr "iirh an al -i 1 n 1 1
vai lipforo II win ptiaeieit. linli'.'.l. H win
W aloin' iiml ilrifleil ihlo Inu J 1 1 1 1 to
ileal with ever linilv cli' liusinrss, 1 1
prtnt jimrmiN l"t their ovn hii-ini"-s o le.
iW.lillt. 11ml tln-y ure now ucttinc It 111 the
ni"'k In ('onM''iii'iif c "
If this were so we don't s-- ih.n it
would diminish the iinporiance of aleit
activity at the present time. The Port
land OrrponiflH seems to understand
liOttcr the Renesis of the lneaUI'e. Tlie
inquisitorial provisions were attached
as a. rider to the Post Oflife appropria
tion bill; and the responsibility for the
invasion of constitutional nchts and
the Federal usurpation of power at
tempted by the rider is thus discuM.'d
by that journal:
"tl i n fart that Senator Hot r.si. is 1 huir
man of the l'ot Oftlm ('miiinltlre 11111I wit
m moniber oT the conftTonef1 1 ointnlti ee that
in IhP reeent t'otmreo ieljutpil a tli'inite
wllli the Hoiim" over the l'ot oni. p a).m
priation hill, to uhieh the nluioxiou anil
ImpoMihlc iiiililli-itv provision a attni heil
n a rider. It Is a tint that the ores ir
Oreaoii was almost a unit In opposition to
Senator BorrtM 's reelei tinn. ami it 1 .1 f.i. t
that the pnblicny aiiieii'linent was siipned
thronsh without ilipission ninl without
the i;notvletli:e oT press til people It i i,
faet too that it iont.iin iroMsinns relaliM
to the Inhellina nf 'atl erlisenirms' thai nre
nlmilar to 111111I11 prolioiis of diei-on's
reninrkahle run apt in. 1f1. es ,m lint
TThflher it is 11 fact that Senator Hoi km.
w.i liifplretl hy any M'ln-'efn iimtive of re
prisal upon the newspapers the Orni'mimx
doc not know, anil tloes not lunch tare
If it shall seem to Senator llorrtM' north
while to disclaim an surh puipo-e we shall
accept his statement at lace alite
A method of dealing with the ab
surdity lifter its eiiui'tllient has been
discovered by both Senator McCi MliLll
and representative Dk I'oiikst. F.'irh
has introduced at his own end il the
Capitol a bill repealing the enactment
by lider. The method is simple.
Ambassador Itebl on Thomas .Icl
I'erson. What relevancy the attack nf .Mr.
A. MlTi'lll.l.l. P.m.MI.i: "f Pennsylvania
in the House of Iteprcsenlntives last
Thursday upon the American Ambassa
dor to (ileal Hrilain lind lo 1 he business
of Conprcss ilni". not appear I mm ihe
rcmrl of tlie debate. n iccii'-innal daj
has been and perha properlv ina
bo set apart upon v Inch uicontineni
ConRrefisincn may "cleanse the stull d
boBOtn of thai perilous si nil which
weighs upon the heart." Mut it is tun
had that they should be permit ted In
take up the very cn,v lime nl' the
House and of the country nn davs ns
tcnsibly dcvntcl in legislative business
villi mailers which have no com etvable
jflHtiou tn that business. Vet nnlmdv
called Mr Palmkii tn order or rebutted
him for his senseless waste nf public
time and public nimu'V. Ml that Ins
Uppnblioan gniuayers did was in
maintain that if Will i 1 1. v w linn was
n. defamer nf .Imti.hvin, Whohiidw
AVilsoN was anol her.
Vital weighed upon the heai 1 ot Mr.
VAtj.MEIt was an adtlress on "One Welsh
man" which Mr. ItKin made Oi lolier III
lioforo the I'mversily Collegn nf Wales
nl. Aberystwyth. No subject could
have been more properly chosen by an
American Ambassador on sin li an nr
rasiou. ll was as appropriate as the
hame speaker's choice of " The Si ot III
America and ihe I'lsti r Siot" lor his
uddrcss last year before the IMinbutgh
Philosophical Institution. Like all the
public addresses which Mr. Iliun has
made in Great Ilrituin, the speech nt
Aberystwyth xvas a competent, iniei -
csting and discriminating treatment ni'ihinil prison bars would accomplish
hib subject. While he did not conceal j
h'jJi a matter of common notoriety as1
his own preference for JErTKitsoN's
antagonist as a political theorist and 1
a political practitioner, and m elleci
avowed himself a Hamiltoiiian rather
than a Jcfl'ersonian, he gave cordial
praise to those great achievements of
his subject by which JEfKKiisoN has
deserved so well of his countrymen. In than the tumbling harangue of a dis
lact, the very purpose of the address traught wouuifi. If tho storicH aro
was eulogy. It was composed to com- j utilized to ciciite hysterical sympathy
memorato a memorable Welshman who
Hcema to bo insufficiently remembered' in tin. cause o suffrage the cause will
In his ancestral country. Isniely be damaged as it hus been in
This purpose tho address accom -
nlished in a muiuier which could givoionly advantage may be to convert
no just offenco to nny man, ami has not
given offenco to any man of sense.
There, aro shadows as well as lights in
the picture. There had to be to mako
it a do rt rait. The address had to be
either critical or worthless. Tho vie
j of Jkpi'kimh.v presented In It is In effeut
, utloptetl I iy (lisititcrchtctl modern liis-
toriuii, wliiih is tti hay by those wlio
know most uliout Jkifkhhon. I Iuti
w, ,"" l0"l" ' illnw
wlili h is mil fortified liy nooil historical
i-videiue; utiil (lie result of Mr. HKIDH
invest ii;,'il inns is (litis valuable im well
us inii'ii'stiiiic. It is highly ulisurd for
Mr. I'si.ti:n (o iiiuininc that it tan lie
discredited by his declaration tliut it
"misrr presented before u foreign nu
lii'iii'i otic of llie greatest men who
ever lived upon Atiieriran noil."
Considering; that the Democratic
via rt y Is at. present on trial as to its
capacity to inanacc the alTalrs of this
country, ntui considering the gloomy
rlllated o give rise, it is Well that he!
,r..l , i ,,,., iv,m
cratic caucus, or at least liavc ins iiuinps
I Jolt in the privacy of a committee
The riilllpptiK H.
I'rcident Tait is better informed
about American rule in the Philippines
mill conditions in the islands than nuv
heart as veil as the head. They will
soon be in control of the (lovernmcnt,
anil in dealing with the problem deeds
hum laid-the place of words.
'I he llcptihlieans in their platform
treated I he Philippine question as a non
linlisaii one, declaring that "our duty
towaid tin- I ilipittii is a national oblign-
'Ihe Detnocnits pronounced 111
favor nf "an immediate deelanition of
the iial inn's, purpose to lccosni.t the
independent e of the Philippine Isl
ands as slum as a siable (Jnvcrniuent
can be cstablisliil, Mich imlependence
In U' nuaruutcctl by us until the neii
tniliatinn i'I the islands can be seemed
by itcatv wuh other Powers. In n
bill introtlut'cil at the last session of
;cMi:ris it was provided that the isl-
anils should be made virtually auton
omous now and that absolute independ
ence should como in eight years.
Mr. Tut sounds the warning that
our work in tin- Philippines is "far from
done" and our duty to the Filipinos "is
far from discharged." More than a
million hildreti are yet to be "reached"
by tlie schoolmaster; under lilicral fran
chise privileges but 3 per cent, of the
people vote and only 5 per cent, read
the newspapers. There is a vast tleal
of road building, general public im
provement, irrigation and sanitation
yet to be planned. "A present declara
tion even of future independence, would
retard progress by the dissension nnd
disorder it would arouse," says Mr.
Takt. who intimates that indeivndence
in eight years would mean the reac
tionary rule of an oligarchy.
llsteria, Suffrage and tlie Sahinn.
liecciitly a sensational report of the
re.-cue of girls alleged to have Is-en held
in bondage in Chinatown apcars lo
huc enlisted tlie sympathy without
ovei taxing the credulity of some excel
lent women who are striving earnestly
to better the unfortunate condition of
tin- downtrodden of their sex. In a
rambling harangue a woman who says
she has herself been a victim and
lias risked her life a hundred times to
accomplish the release of 250 girls who
had been held in abject and immoral
servitude in Chinatown appealed to an
iihsemblagc of good women with a har
rowing ictilal of the iniquities of the
ilc men of Chinatown. "I don't want
your sympathy," said she. "I am not in
the work for glory. The only place
I'll get any glory is when I go above.
I it w iled tliiriy-oven children from
Chinatown this year. Mayor (iAY.VOlt
would give me no protection. I hope
they won't kill ni" before you women
get i lie vote." Ac A kind lieurtrd
hank'T who is said to lie backing the
woman is icpnrted to have stated "the
b. st ii ieinl" she ii.ih are Mr. Whitman
anil Mr. M"ss. I am soiry lo say her
worst enemy i-. our Mayor." How fortu
nate for the latter that ho is a disciple
of Kpii-i Kl t'S and a philosopher, for he
is lambasted on all sides.
Is it not icgieiiable that the line
women whn ate worthily cngagtsl in
the endeavor in lift their fallen sisters
mil nf tlie mire nf VIciolMiess and crime
iln mil expend their nMi energies and
ihe giMHi haulers money iii oliininttig
evidence to convict ilie.-e immoral and
i-tiiei wretches.' mucin among Hie I'.vi
cases t unnitig over a period nf six years
tin"-,-slum Id be Iln ill 'lieu It V ill lining I his,
If Mi. Uiinuw and Mr. Mriss, who
have proved thenisehcf, courageous
and stici cssiul pniseeiitiirs nf the worst
ivpe nl' i minimis, ate friendly in this
terribly persi-ciiled wmiian claiming to
have had her jaws and ribs broken in
her gallant rescues, no opposition from
the Mayor, her reputed enemy, would
avail In protect the wretches accused
by her. This in nliMous, enough. It
wnitld surelv lie far innre ptaclnal and
wise and Ilinte fruitft.l of results lo put
these ra seals into .Mr. W III ! man's pnxver
than to disseminate tho incredible sto
nes nf niiiiinral Imiidngc which are
promised repetition at the homo of Mrs.
Iii-i.miivt next Monday. Half a do.en
inf these slavers convicted and put b
mote for the good cause thau all llio
hvstei icul ami harrowing details recited
by a woman who "is sull'cring from nn
awl ill strain, aim whoso language
plainly indicates (hat she is not a com
We do not undertake tn deny the
stories, hut tneir startling character
demands more convincing testimony
and by this means bring adherents
: l.ngland by hysterical ebulliiions. The
i few persons whose reason is tinder
: dominion ol their emotions. The bunker
i assiucd the audience, that "this prob
ein (an never be solved except by
women, who must have the ballot tn
enable them to abolish the low buloons.
And tho banker'n pliilanthroplo and
highly esteemed wlfo Mated that "the
eoo.ow) women morifktd tiinniHlly inuy
bo saved only by woman suffrage. In
this way." If the. saloons could bo
abolished hy enfranchising women, tho
BiifTrage movement would receivo tho
support of millions who are now op
posed or indifferent. Unfortunately the
record is against this assumption. In
New Zealand, where women have had
the franchise more thau sixteen yeurs,
according to Mr. Kkn.vkady in tho
Outlook of March 21, 1010, tho women
huvo failed toabollsh the saloon, though
they worked faithfully for the Christian
In California the saloons won the
fight against prohibition; though potent
In every other branch of politics there
were 31, 000 votes cast for und 82,(100
Tho American suffragists have thus
far presented so striking und happy u
contrast to their Hritish sisters in sanity,
tact , resourcefulness and freedom from
hysteria, except in the sporadic form,
that it would 1x3 unfortunate if they
permitted themselves to bo thrown into
maudlin syiniathy by the incidents
related above, instead of utilizing them
for the prosecution of tho wretches.
Prosecution and conviction would bo an
achievement appealing to reason and
therefore more convincing than tho
most heated polemics.
Admirable llnpkln.mn on
" I'licle Tom's Cabin."
universal Mr. Hoi'KlNsos or
Smith, who eun make nnvthing
from a lighthouse to a lampoon and do
it well, has been making charges at
Camden in the Jerseys. He is reported in
n summary as saying that "in his opin
ion 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' has done more
harm to tho world than any other book
over written." Perhaps Mr. Smith bus
said something of the sort before, but
ho will hardly do more and it is no bat!
thing to do than beckon new readers
to "the immortal work" of "Rev.
Beech eu-Stovk," as our French friends
used to call her.
To put it in the most frivolous form,
what but good should bo said of a book
that has given to romantic youth for
sixty years the thrill of ice to be crossed
and bloodhounds to be baffled? If the
bloodhound he but a tame villatic beast,
as many Southerners assert, the greater
the power of Mrs. Stove's genius in
unleashing him, majestic and terrible,
in who knows how many languages.
Mr. Smith declared, says a Camden
The book gave the reailer the wronjr im-
predion as to the condition of the negro
before the civil war. and further said that
much of the bitter fcellne In the South that
remained after the war was due to (his
Could any one general picturo of
slax-ery in tho South be true for all
localities? No doubt Mrs. Stowe in
spite ot her eighteen years of observa
tion made mistakes; no doubt she may
have been misled by her anti-slavery
Impressions; but probably chapter and
verse could be found in old newspaper
atlx'ertisements and handbills and rec
ords for almost any statement of the
kindtieiss or tho brutality of tho "insti
tution"; and Mrs. Stowe's good feeling
in the book for the Southern people is
evident. As has been, said too often.
the South furnishes the heroes and
heroines, tho North tho villains. If xve
nre not mistaken "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
is less didactic and political, so to speak,
than its successor "Dred." That" much
or any of "the bitter feeling in tho
South that remained after tho war waa
due" to tho "Cabin" strikes us as one of
the most ingenious vindications of re
construction that ox-cn a brilliant im-
proviser like Mr. Hopkinson S.uti
Whatever blemishes of art or taste
or time may be found in "Uncle Tom's
Cabin," tho judgment of mankind has
been taken on it.
Iteiluctloiis nf the CnM of Living.
Only a sign or two, but welcome, of n
reduction of the cost of living. The
owner of Hungalow Tip Top, tho prize
long haired tomcat in the show of the
Cat Fanciers Club, has refused to sell
that pampered Persian for$2,ono. True,
this sum is said to be tho largest over
offered for a cat, but the much more
famous cat of Dick WurrriNOTtis, "sun
of miirehiiundy" and thrice lxrd Mayor
of loiidon, must hax'o brought n good
many times as much. l or we rend that
this animal, sent to the 1ox-ant by Pick
on a ship of his mast, made I he owner's
fortune. F.vcn if wo sot a fourteenth
century fortune at so small a sum as
$2,000, that would lie equivalent in tho
twentieth century to at least f.'O.OOO.
The price of cats has gone down,
Other cheering news, some $11,000,000
of precious stones have been or will bo
imported into tho United States this
year, which will have the second best
record. This in spite of a curious move
ment reported from Host on to give up
the use of precious stones for engage
Iit us be cheerful. Cats do luxe hax'e
gone down since 1300 odd.
London and the Peace Negotiations,
The subtlety of Oriental diplomuoy
was never better displayed than in tho
selection by the Turks of Jxmdon an the
placo in which to settle the Ilalkan war.
On the surface Ix.ndon seems strangely
iiiieuiu.w it.fi iuir.mii iiiici win. it la
remote, Hritish publio sentiment IS
plainly against Turkey, and Hrituin's
Hussian friend is tho open champion of
the conquerors of Turkey. Yet despite
fni i,, n.,,K.. n..A V'i,.., ,u..
T, . '"" , uiii uiu.
omy ii lonuiy ctipuuis m rairopo mo i ura
has chosen Ixmdon,
Tho reason is less obscuro when it is
recalled that if England is in Europo a
Christian nation and her people sym
pathize xvith the Turk's foes, in Asia
and Africu tho Hritish Empiro holds
millions of Mohammedans, and in India
alono the prnyoiu of 70,000,000 Moham
medans nro daily mado lor Turkish vic
tory and on behalf of tho Sultan, who is
not merely a European sovereign but
tho supremo representative on earth of
that Allah who commands tho worship
of the faithful. Jn Egypt too tho sen
timents of the population need no
In selecting Jiondon, then, und po
litely explaining that tho choice grew
out of a desire to take advantage of tho
advice of Sir Kdwahd UltEV, Secretary
for Foreign Affairs, Turkish diplomats
deliberately undertook to neutralize the
influence of Hritish public sentiment
which favored the. Hulkun States by
raising imperial issues which must con
cern tho responsible Ministers of tho
greatest Mohammedan country in the
When you have rptlred to the Khaile of
private life anil are forgotten t will lie
known from one end of Ihe country In the
other III.uask nt South Carolina ( Af
The Hon. C'OLVMAN blVI.VOSTON Hlkask
will not have to wait so long as that. Kven
now ho is known from one end of tlie
country to tho other.
In the province of llagdad there nre not
morp than thirty pianos. Daitu Conmlar
nnrf Tradi Hrporln.
On to llagdadl
Mayor Oatnoii's plain talk nbout th
police will not please those, who rail at
the force without living it credit for effi
ciency in many things. The Mayor main
tains that if there is "an absolutely honest
man," who must also bo intelligent, at
the head of it, and if the sources of graft
nre sealed up, excise and gambling chief
of them, tho city will be well policed and
life nnd property will be reasonably snf,
As for evils und nuisances inseparable
from social intercourse in largo cities, ho
holds that tlie rule of common sense and
the lessons of experience must apply: as
tlie.se evils and nuisunces cannot be en
tirely suppressed they must be kept under
observation and regulated There is no
more excise gruft on a largo scale and
gambling is under eontrol The Mayor
finds a good deal to praise in tho conduct
of tlie force, governed by this policy, but
he is not blind lo Its shortcomings.
On one thing the Mayor is determined:
he will keep Commissioner Waldo, lie
cause, as everybody knows, he is both
honest nnd intelligent. It might lie added
that he never spares himself in his work
Unfriendly critics of college authorities
who jiorniit students on football teams to
skimp the hours they devoto to merely
educational activities should find satis
faction in reading the following order re
cently issued by a French General;
"The tleneral requests the heads of corps
lo penult the player" to have as much time
an possible tti practise. Football l a first
die's tfymnaotli' exercise which develops In
thoe who play It the qualities most useful
in war "
Plainly Hacoiitos; of Harvard may
nspiro to succeed Von Moltkk at the
Judged by the indemnity claims even
the Balkan war clouds hax-e silver linings.
If Christmas trees are to be (-prayed
against the chance that thny have gypsy
moths it is only a step to fumigating Old
Saint XtctloLAS himself.
Vow that a Hritish court lias awarded
$H75 damages to a woman who was beaten
and bruised by tho wings of an aeroplane
whose flight she was watching it is clear
that the supremacy of the autoinohile as
an engine of destruction will be short.
THE SCALLOP SOAKERS.
noriln of Junt Severity for thr Corrupt eri
of a Noble Food.
To Tin; Kditor or Thf. Sun -Sir The
man who soaks scallops and then offers
them for eale ehotild Iw imprisoned. Ills
name is legion, for the practice is universal.
The dairyman who waters his milk in
guilty of a misdemeanor, but ho appears as
an angel of light when compared with the
man who soaks scallops, for It Is not so muc h
in buying, say. a quart of the latter that
you mubt pay for a pint of water a It la
that these, the most excellent of bivalves,
fast becoming less plentiful, are utterly and
No device of the chef can bring back to
soaked scallops n vestige of their original
savor At the present time to have them
as thev should be you must get them In
the shell and open them yourself or hold
a club over the man who does it for you.
Surely this is a difficult procedure for the
As this I the era of the great moral uplift
the attention of the reformer should be
called to tho matter now. F I'owkrs.
VXFSTrortT, Conn.. December 7.
The Puzzled Dreamer and HI Latin.
Totiik F.niTon op Tiik Hun -Sir: Permit
me to relate n cae of subconscious mental
activity that is so extraordinary that I can
hardly expect to be believed.
Night before last I dreamed that I was
in conference with my counsel (W. P. D.I
concerning an injury which I had received
at the hand of some unknown person.
To my pleadings for retribution he did
nothing but answer "Hniim culque." In
my impatience I exclaimed "I do not know
whut that means, as I do not know Latin,
but it expresses Just what I wnnl you lo
do -ue him quickly " He laughed at the
joke, and the rest was obscure.
Ml day Ions 1 win- obsessed with this
dream, for I do not understand Iwilin. I
have had nothing to do with It since I was
at school fifty years ago, before I went lo
West Point My rending since has been
ordinnrilv technical. I asked a classical
friend for an Interpretation anil was told
that it sounded like l-itin. but in) Iriend
cliil not really believe II was Latin. Finally
I go lo h dictionary nnd find that it is good
Latin and means "cverv one for himself."
Captain, I nit til Stales Army, retired.
Nr.w York, December 7.
'rnn Ihe I'ltrelani 'lorn ntalrr.
Two nlil friends mM In Ihe sanctum nf the Con
srrjtrlmiiil Ittrord anil cordially shook hands,
"Well," said one, "I guess the change In oilmln
lutratlon Isn't going to affect us any."
No danger," said the other. The lucord can't
do without you nnd me."
They Imth laughed, shook hamls again and
i tine was inuKnicr
t The tuner "Applause."
The ix..er nd the Finder.
To TIIK Knuon ok Tni son- .sir; a friend of
I mine finds In a theatre a pockelbook with twenty-
i two good dollars In It, alto card of owner.
Iloc)rornunU.Me. with said owner, who at once
calls, gets the bonk with contents and "thank
you" and departs.
Now, my friend In relating the occurrence
seems rather hurt, lie Is not a man you would
offer a reward tn; that Is.hediiea nut look It. And
yet the owner of the 123 ought to be able to show
his appreciation, but w hat could hedot
PutUAtntuillA, Decenitmr 7, II. H.
Coats of chocolate, hue are to be fashionable.
When you see those coats of chocolate hue
There'll he no pause to deride 'em,
If they have, to keep the Image true,
The cremc de la crtme Inside 'em I
COSU HESStONA L CESSOitSUIP.
A Vis I Ion of Possibilities L'nder thr N)f
tem of Kxrliislon I'rom the Malls.
At great expense and with perils not
unlike those of a war correspondent a
telepathic reporter gained admission to
tho Congressional cloak rooms. His
purposo was to set up Ills vocal wireless
in order that he might receivo astral
messages on tlie new newspaper law.
He put tlds question mentally to various
"Should Congress deny second class
privileges to a newspaper unless it edi
torially supported tho views of a majority
After a while ihe telepathlo wires
caught theso replies:
"I should certainly favor stopping the
freedom of tho press," said Undo Joe
Cannon, "if it continued its remarks as to
my uso of low grade tobacco. I would
consent to smoke in tho presence of tho
Federal Censor and let him smell for him
self. Newspaper editors are entirely too
free in iHissing Judgments without actual
experience of the subjects which they
condemn. Yos, I would cut them out
from the malls."
Senator I.a Follette remarked after the
vocal wireless had been tuned to carry
Its highest cnpnclty:
"Ever since the newspan;rs reported
what 1 said about them in my Marathon
oration at tho banquet I hux-o awaited my
opportunity to vote for a censorship more
rigid than that of Russia. Indeed, I may
say that tho one subject upon which Colo
nel Roosevelt and myself linvo always
lieen in ierfect harmony has been in re
gard to a proper muzzling of the refractory
section of tho opposition press. I be
lieve that he would not only favor a law
taking nway their uso of tlie malls but also
tho total annihilation of ex-ery one con
nected with tlie editorial staff. I would
not go quite thut far. My punishment
would bo merely lo insist that they come
and hear for themselves what I had to say
Waco Henry, the Texas plain clothes
man in pursuit of tho Money Trust, nnd
Detective Lindbergh, sometimes called
the Minnesota Dark Lantern, likewise on
the vampire's trail, spoke in unison to the
"Unquestionably we shall vote to ex
clude from the malls the writings of an
editor who may refuse to state under
oatli that he, believes in the existence of a
Financial Matla, tliat its emissaries re
sort to the tactics of the Black Hand, and
that they have sworn to prevent us from
remaining in tho limelight beyond the
first of the year If it came to a pinch,
and Dollar Hill requested it, it might be
wiso to limit the second class privileges
exclusively to tho Commoner."
Victor Ij. Herger got into communica
tion with tlie x-ocal wireless just as he
finished his valedictory:
"All so-called Progressive newspapers,"
said he, "should be forced to substitute
'semi-hocialistio' for the word 'progres
sive.' If any editor refused and con
tinued to use the word 'progressive' I
should turn him and his outfit over to
the Federal Censor Also I should insist
that Wall Street writers be forced to pre
dict the nanio of 1M3 as a result of the
Tho most that the telepathic reporter
could get from Senator Bristow of Kan
sas was that the Post Office l)eiartment
should send free samples of William Allen
White as models for legitimate editorial
writing Then if tho refractory editors
hesitated about falling into line, why of
course it was constitutional to suppress
"This Mr Beck hns a curious notion
about what is and what is not in keeping
with the Constitution. He ex-en quotes
that well known reactionary Daniel
Webster. One might as well refer to tho
framers themselves. What Daniel Web
ster said about making a deputy post
master a judge is poppycock. What of
it? Suppose he is? That doesn't pre-x-ent
him from being able to tell a good
and legal editorial article when he sees it.
If a postmaster is not competent to pass
quick judgments on newspaper senti
ments the sooner we find It out the better.
Arguments to tho contrary are pure gam
mon. Let William Allen Whlto remain
as model for all time "
Congress and the "Coiigrrtsliinal Itee
ord." To tiik Kntxon oy Tiik Sun Sir- Is the
C'onpreasinnn Rtnird a newspaper? If it
is will It too be excluded from the mails
If our Ipgislators record any of thplr doings
that may be "hurtful to the public welfare,"
like the Inelegant, vociferous assault and
battery that the Prince of Sartorial Perfec
tion from Teiaa committed upon the Grand
Voting .Man of Indiana when with a wicked
band he forced wortls down that pearly
throat, words that were forever lost to tho
uplift of Iho world ?
.Umf.s I). Dewkli.. .Ir.
Nkw IIavkn, December 7.
Stateo Island's Dock Possibilities.
To thk UntTos or Tns Scn Sir: n for nn
hour of old lllll Tweed, with all his corruption,
to cole a plan for docks anil ptcr In Ihe port
of New orkl
in 170 he discovered the docks nf New York
a mass of ramshackle structures worthy t'f a
Chinese port. He ImmeMlstcly set shoiil ewilv
Inga "new plan,whtrh the city hns been work
ing tin for the Iv-l forty-two ears and which
Is not ict finished, Of cotiw he had competrnl
engineers. There Is the magnificent commercial
boulevard nlone nest slreet,55l feel wide, largely
constructed, but his elevated structure, which It
part of ihe scheme, Is only now being thought of.
In connection with the development of the
porl of New York, why Is Staten Island alwnjs
Ignored We hae two plncea on Ktaten Island
where docks could he constructed that would
nut to shame either Iindnn, Liverpool, Ham
burg. Havre or any other port. I refer to the
cove at Cllflnn stretching from 1'orl Wadsworlh
to SI, (leorge. Then there Is Ihe South bench
shore, where you can go nut half a mile If neces
sary aiut Inland the same distance. Then you can
connect with the continent In two w ays, either by
the Arthur Kill bridge at Lllzahelhpnrt or by Iho
"country" railroad and criKS at Perth Amboy.
Pobt niciiMONO, liecember 7.
Ihe I'lrenousr with a ('lock.
To ms I'.DlTon or Ttib Hcn .Sir: In istst
slreel between Amsterdam and Audubon arnues
the city Is building a new lire bouse; an Improve
ment needed In this locality.
In the front of the building there Is set a
public clock a new and excellent feature In Are
houses, If the clock Is kept In order, aa no doubt
It will be In an organlratlon so alert as Ihe New
York Fire Department.
Wakuinoton f bights.
New Yobk, December 7.
The Tale of the Chrlstmai Crime.
Camo a graybeard with a tale
That would make the stoutest pale,
And the Ancient Mariner
Naught so dreadful could aver.
For he slew the reindeer team,
Slew them in tho starlight gleam;
Nevermore upon the roofs
Pranced their joyful iniigio hoofs.
Then disaster from the deed
Followed with avenging speed,
From his little child them fled
Faith and hope, nnd beauty sped.
Btark and stiff the reindeer lay,
Nothing could 'bring back their day;
Who dealroys them suffera loss,
Better shoot the albatross.
THE COVXTIlY PAKSOS.
Ills Various Uood fortune. Including; an
I'ltehamrrd Belief In Ilf II.
Tn TttK KntTon or Thk StiN-Sfr: Isn't
It about time that the. "cotintryinilnlster"
was given a rest? Ho 1ms been exploited
by tho magazines antl newspapers In com
miseration of his miserable salary, his large
family, his general feebleness and Ineffec
tual struggles. Your correspondent In a
letter In The Rev of December 4 "doth
protest too much," so that one knows not.
whether to take him seriously or not. Hut
your editorial article does, so I may venture
to do so.
Ah a mutter of fact Ihe country parsons,
take them by nnd large, nr fur happier In
all their circumstances than the city minis
ters, with more comforts, less burdens and
problems, and the feeling of much greater
usefulness In the service rendered to parish
The country parson s Influence Is rar
wider nnd more real. The "average" city
parish Is a dreary thine: desperately st nig
gling to make ends meet, ulways In debt,
and paying the pastor a pllliinco in compari
son with his needs. On the oilier hand (he.
average country parish is a comfort and an
Inspiration to lis minister, for lie ami his
people are knit together In the common
work and welfare. He receives many pleas
ures nnd gifts from them, Impossible: In the
city. Hp can bnvp n garden nnd a poultry
yard and "keep n bee." Ills pleasures are
simple, nnturul und kindly, and his salary
Is above the average Income of bis parish
ioners. I have yet to hear of any minister who
receives such n "minimum wuge" as I4.'0.
A comfortable parsonage Is provided nnd
from ik) lo ii.joo Is Iho common stipend.
When the lesser sum Is given It Is often sup
plemented from missionary funds lo bring
It up lo ItKio or II.ihki. As concerning the
loss of "hell," In my humble opinion your
writer is quite ns fur nstrny.
Hy no means has (he country minister
given up that precious doctrine. It was
my good fortune to hear u very able ser
mon preached shortly nfter the loss of the
Titanic, lo which tlie preacher nlluded In
this delightful manner, "Probably Hie ma
jority of those who went down were forever
lost." If that doesn't mean "hell," what
does It mean''
So. the chief stock In sermons of many
otherwise good men is still Hie mighty
power of "bell" anil the other thing, fur
thermore. It is still n popular doctrine,
one may safely affirm, when he bears Ihe
exiiamnlloii, "Oh hell!" so frequently on
the Hps of men und women: yea. In lisping
accents of the children. It Is true that
there has been a growth of Intelligence
about hell, and that more and more ministry
and laity are coming to understand that the
gates of hell and ulsn of heaven open from
within. A CofNTflT l'AltSON.
Clinton, Conn,. Decpinber 6.
It's the Country Minister Who Keeps the
City Churches (Suing.
To tiik r.niTor. of Tin: Sr -.s'tV: Will
you give space to one who Is n country
minister and who has first hand knowledge
of Iho faith, belief, work and life, also the
hopes, nsplratlons nnd Ideal. of thecountry
minister? Of course we understand that
Simon Creel" Is not lo be taken seriously.
but there are always some thoughtless
readers who, unfamiliar with the nice shades
of Irony, lake such as thp truth anil govern
themselves accordingly In Ihe formation of
opinions. For nil such it i.s hoped this
letter may oeprinten.
The country minister does not feel that
the foundations of bis faith aro shifting
beneath bis feet; unite the contrary Is true.
He feels and believes that it is just as llrm
and substantial us ever. He believes that
his feet grip the solid foundation of the
(Jospel nnd (hat .Ipsu Christ Himself is the
chief cornerstone against which the gates
of hell shall not prevail.
Ilrother Creel thinks ttie time is ripe for
a forwanl movement of the country minis
ters. Why, ble.s you tlenrolr heart. Simon,
"where you bin?" It's the f.irwnrd move
ment of the country ininlsUrs that keeps
the city churches moving. A streak of
vanity, yes, but based upon statistics and
the acknowledgment of our city brethren.
Somehow the country minister has got
the notion that he is engaged in a tre
mendous work, and the notion spurs him
on. He brings to bear upon the problems
that confront iltn the same keen Intelli
gence, fresh enthusiasm and healthy opti
mism tlmt his city brother exercises in
meeting nnd seeking to solve his problems.
This fact is recognized and appreciated
by the great majority of the city ministers.
The country minister, with few exception",
knows (bat he, tanntit solve the problems
of the city minister, ami the city minister,
with rare exceptions, knows that he cannot
solve the problems of the country minister,
l'.ncli knows thnt be can help thp othei
Again, Simon, the country minister js so
busy in doing things In a healthy way,
sweetening life, helping the needy and pre
paring (iospel messages that he h,is but
little time lo think about the tentntive de
cisions that the cloitered dignitaries ars
constantly arriving at.
"Simon Creel" says thai the country
minister Is a martyr. Thanks, brother,
for this information. There are a few
do?en of us in this-neck of the w noils who
have not yet tliscovpied Ihe fact or that we
are any more likely lo become subjects of
martyrdom than our city brethren. With
apologies to Lowell, wo would say:
They nNo hne their crowns nf thorns,
They also have the world's huReu. nnd scorns.
And to their lives are not denied
The wounds In ihe hnnds. the feet nnd side.
A wortl about bell, for this is w hat "Simon
Creel" mnde the mistake in thinking was
the foundation of the country minister's
faith Will Ilrother Creel be so good us to
inform us what great leaders of the Chris
tian faith, live ones, not dead ones, what
learned conference of Christian workers
and what Christian Institution have robbed,
are about to rob or Intend to rob Ihe coun
try iiinister nf his "hell," and therehy have
kicked, are about to kick or intend to kick
the foundation of his faith from beneath his
feel? .lust name a few, brother.
Oir.un, Decembers. It. I''. I,.
Settled by the Manhattan Fhlloxiphcr.
To THK IUiitob or THK St'.s .sir: I thank the
"llrookls n Hn-otlan" for his nppnrrnl confidence
In my ability to answer certain questions of a
social nnd economic nature, but I fesr his conft.
tlencn Is misplaced
Ills statements In this morning's SI N aie so
wild, erratic and nnncr.slcsl that I hardly Ihlnk
he expects a serious answer In lliem: nnd when
he says Ihst poerll causes happiness he shows
he does not speak from experlrncc and that he
has a lot lo lesrn on this question.
Nr.w iias. liecember r L. II. 3.
Ihe Plural of Tenderfoot.
To thb IIiiiTtiB or Thr Hr. .Sir- Again I ask,
Wh do we wrlie the plural of tenderfoot, meaning
a green stranger In Ihe rugged, seasoned West,
I stilt contend that Ihe plural of tenderfoot
should be tenderfoots Watchman.
.Nkw York, December 7.
Certificate of the Success nf an Official Visit.
Cruet JfuWuni In ram, of Valtnrla, Vtnnuela.
The Hon. Secretary Knox was everywhere
received with unbounded enthusiasm and honor,
and his worthy and clever deportment tiled
lustre upon the country he represented.
Knlcker Are you going to give Tommy an
Mrs. Kulcker No, he would break other things
A l.lttle Too Much. ;
Knlcker What Is the matter with Smith?
thicker- Overwork. He setlled I'nlon Pa
rlllc's dissolution and Wilson's Cabinet the tame
A Capillary Caution,
"O rose! I wish that In thy stead
I did adorn that lady's brad."
"O youth! I think you'd beat beware,
For you would flud ihe has false hair!"
L. T. If,
Itanium Brown Dug Up Rart
Specimens in Alberta
SOME 3,000,000 YEARS OLD
Skulls of Monoclonius and
Trnchotlon Among Speci
mens of Fossils.
Barnum Drown, hunter of dinosaurs)
nnd fossils in the West, has Just re
turned from nn expedition to the Red
Deer Itlver region In the Alberta coun
try, where lie secured moro than forty
specimens of the celebrated dinosaur,
estimated to be some 3,000,000 years old,
and altogether the largest number of
"finds" ever gathered In a crctacooua
formation for tho American Museum ot
The specimens gathered by Mr.
Hrown (luring Ills tour of exploration
along tho lnk of the Ited Deer River
lllletl nn entire car, and these fowll
trophies Include material for nt leaat
two skeletons of tho ancient dinosaur,
which eventually will be mounted for
the American Museum, and also othir
specimens not only new to this Institu
tion but new to the world of science.
Darnum Hrown and the members of
his exploration party spent five months
In the central Alberta region hunting
for tho skeletons of dinosaurs. Early
In the summer tho explorers arrived in
Alberta and proceeded to the Red Deer
lllver, whero they floated down In
tint boat with a 22 foot sweep at each
In the early part of the seaaon'i
work only about 20 miles were cov
ered by the explorers In their search
for fossils, but in the middle of Sep
tember Mr. Hrown took one of th
members with him In a power boat,
with a flat boat as auxiliary, 150 miles
down the river.
The auxiliary craft was converted
Into n houseboat nnd a tent wa erected
upon It its a protection against the
rains nnd for a camping place) at night.
The trip was successful despite several
mishaps nnd the expedition gathered
some of the most Important specimen.
One of the most valuable was a skele
ton thirty feet long In which the skin
is preserved entirely on one side, con
sidered of great Importance to natural
ists. It is snld to be the ancestral form ot'
tho snurolophus. a member of the dino
saur group, and Is estllmated to date
back nbout 3,000,000 years ago.
"It Is n very Important specimen,"
said Mr. Hrown, "anil It will enable tl
to make n panel mount In which the
bones of this skeleton will appear on
one stile nnd the skin Impression and
outline on the opposite side, something
not known of before.
"We nlso secured one complete skull
of the monoclonius, a horned dinosaur
nnd the only complelo skurt of thW
genus known "to science. In addition to
this specimen we secured two very fine
Fktllls of horned dinosaurs und a com
plete skull of the trachodon. the duck
billed dinosaur, a most Important find
and remarkably well preserved.
"Among other specimens are several
embracing all parts of tho skeleton ex
cept the skull. One of these Is of the
ornlthomlmus, n carnivorous dinosaur,
small and birdlike, as Its name implies,
nnd a rare form of the dinosaur. Borne
of these specimens nro new to science
and are known by only fragmentary re
mains In the various Institutions of the
"Another Important specimen from
this region Is the huge hp bones of the
ankylosauriiK, which will enable the
naturalists to mount a skeleton for the
In the opinion of the explorer the
region Is destined to become quite as
famous a classic hunting ground r
fossils ns the Bad I-ands of South
Dakota are for mammals.
irK.vfj hospital wonn.
lam Talks af WofBem'e
At a meeting of the women's auxil
iary of the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn
at the hospital building last week It was
decided to take up a new and effective
form of social welfare work whldh will
add materially to tho usefulness of the
hospital. Mrs, Nathan Levy, president
of tho auxiliary, presided and Intro
duced Uilward C. Hlum, president of the
Jewish Hospital, whose speech on the
new welfnrn work resulted In a resolu
tion tn begin tho new line of octal
endeavor at once.
Mr. Hlum said In part:
"Wonderful Indeed has been the work,
the success, of our now famous hospital.
It Is known tho world over for tho skill
of It doctors, and praise Is heard every
where of Its care of tho elck and the;
help It extends to tho poor who are III.
"Hut we are yet a bit behind some ol
our neighbor hospitals In certain socio
logical lines and It i.s hero that the
women can help. With your aid we can
wonderfully extend tho usefulness ol
this Institution in n Htrlklngly effective
"I read this summer a book written
hy Dr. lllchard C. Cabot of tho Massa
rhiinotlM Oeneral Hospital on 'Social
Service.' He graphically describes tho
hiifpltal welfare work, which seemed to
mo tho motd beautiful Idea, the most
practicable and resultful, ever thought
of In organized charity, tt gives a
splendid field for women's endeavor.
"Now suppose a poor man is carried
Into the hospltnl, victim of some acci
dent or sickness that will Incapacitate)
him for weekw. nnd that when ho moans
of his poor wife and children who will
starve In his absenco one of our sweet
faced nurses can bend over him and say:
'"Don't worry; friends have taken
raio of them and will take care of them
while you are 111.'
"And then perhaps his wife or chil
dren on their weekly visit will tell him
how home ono has called upon them
and that they havo something to eat
and everything they need until he re
turns to them, Cun you think of better
cr moro effective medicine titan that?"
The case of a young woman and nor
baby to whom shelter had been refused
bv relatives was also used as an Illus
tration by Mr. Hlum. Continuing ho
"Huoh rases need the help of women
who are willing, to do thl great social
work. Hut this Is only a smell part
of the social welfare work that Is being
donn by the advanced hospital. Thero
are other branches of activity con
nected with thte line of endeavor which
for lack of time I am unable, to touch
upon to-day." w""u