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THE SUN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1913.
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rourAdmlntstrMlonsamlthrranab; ( tnl(. tm n)(,( (,omp(ira.
Tnder President McKlni.kv negotia- tjVe mirces hi Philadelphia and Pitts
Jons were begun with Kngland for the ) mx )U s takings were greater in
tight to build own and control an ,IH ,w ,,.ln ,.,V,,., Mll there is
Imericnn canal between the oceans
I'tider President Hooskvki.i ibis right
fun aeipnred by th l'luted Slates for
ttin ronshierat ion Kpecitted in the Hay
Paunocfote treaty, the Panama toiite
r&s ehos-en, the property of the I'lench
wmpany was purchased, the Canal
Sotin became ours, and work on t-atii-Btinn
and construction started
t'nder President Takt the job has been
early finished by Colonel Ciokiiiai.s
I nder President Wilson the coinple
don of tho greatest engmcermg enter
prise ever tinderlal(eii will lie celebrated
ippropriately, and the canal will be
(ipened to the world's trallle
Does Prenident Takt want it wiitten
it part of the third chapter of canal
lisioiy that during his ailmim-triilioii
Jii nation broke neiiv faiih and per
listed in its repudiat ion of a deliberate
Micagenieni alter ihe i haracter of the
jertorm.tlie,' ha I been made mnnilei
,o all.' e dim i tieheve it .
Au ll.iuoralile MlnorlM of Oar.
The mhu.Ic ,...). about Mr. William I
...rhKPM.l.K-s fitness ,o stnn.l exam,-1 "f-f '' . ' M,,,lMl1
... . ... , i i of ihe Health Department. Pneumonia.
Irtllim in .'ll. i ,iiiiinr,ii luini I
o the Pino i onimii.ee by the physician
lio-eii iiimI sei.t by that committee to
ceitaui Ihe lai I Mr ItOCKKFKl.LKIi'S
t,.,..,. , "I,.,..t m.-l,.l ex.
tinnier main- o.uli leiicd that it he
ihs broi.'gl.l belore tile i-ollllllltt',e de
reiopilieiils miiii t.iciu . huh would
lbstruct hi- luvai lutig. or h" might siif.
ter ftoni a hemonliage "
"O. tie Hi i- .n-llil lesillts
mA 1hi- f,'i i,ort,l,e re-ill'- I
Till.' not tioill Mr HdCKKKKI.I.KK'H
physician-. I,i,i fiotn th" commiit"e's
W mcdiul repiesenlaiive.
Is it eteilihle that nfler this repot t
Ironi a disu.ierest.'il and authoritative
JOUieo seven if the eight lliembi'ls of
Mr 1 XTKHMVKK s iniUiMtorial organi
ration should ote to take the risk to
health and life; that is io siy to make
llie witness take the risk'' The lionor
ible exception is Mr Pi .to. the chair
nan of the committee.
It was said yestrrduy in Washington
iliat this rontrmpiatcd OUttllge js to l;e
postponed for ten days or so until Mr.
I'NTEHMYKIi shall have finished the reM
3f his programme Perhaps during t hut
"nterval some of the considerations of
ordinary humanity that have prevailed
nth Mr. Pimm will penetrate the con
jciousness ol Mr I'l jo's colleagues,
even if they do not shake l".N"rKi;MVKIt'.s
soul of adamant.
A Kentucky Skyscraper.
The Hon. Ollik J a. mm, the longest
Pemocrnt in the House- the American
Geographical Society estimates his
height at from seveiii v-six to t-eventy-eight
inches -i a Senator-elect from
Kentucky, and apparently n treasured
counsellor of Governor Wilson. Mr
Jamks has been for year the most
icrocious and exuberant Hryamte. in
ihe rountry. Only last .bine he was
Jelling the J!altiinoie convention, of
which he xvas permanent chairman,
that "all I'M men must admit that
the one living meriran whose name
will shine in history, studded by a
thousand flaming stars alongside that
of JErrKii.-.v and .Jackson is that of
William .Jlvninhs His van of Ne
rtraskn." Axrll tlu heaven kn-sing JJry
anite. the repieeitutive of the extreme
Democratic pcs. of the "Moiinlain,"
emerges Ironi a roi'cili.ibiilum at Tren
ton to proclaim that "there i not one
Vord in cpher of (iovernur Wilson's
eperrhea whuh stumid alann any hon
est bllsiiieii. man "
The notion i hat when business js
alarmed, rightly or wiongly. when con
fidence i shnkeii lor any cause, the
honest" biisii"'ss man ran b immune
from the alarm or its i fleets i worthy
Of that Olll iP.i ohe.lli itilellrct. which is
riot exactly pioponion io the size of
it tenement of r la
What the Hon Oi.lik.Iv.mkh'.s concept
of "lioncsl business s must be gathi'icii
by itifrrence fiom his biogtapby. Of
Wall Street he has of ionise an exact
and J ioi too tlatieriiig opinion
"brought down the House and got
'laughter and applause" Im brm ketsi at si'll'-dcfciicc ate so rare in propor
in tho CuinircMHionnl Hi cnnl in I cbruarv. lion to miiiders and injuries by the
i'MTi, by uttering his "undersiandingtliai
H person inuy on Wall Street lien bull lo-
daynnd u near lo-moi row . but uIwiivhu
hog." Soinucli for ihe Olli.i.icobc.in in,-
tlon of illegitimate and dishonest Imim-
ness. Now for the Olliiacobcin noiiou
of honest business. Here xe have iho
aid of tho newspaper for which .lr.
BbyaN has (lone such singulai "icpoi ,
InK, und that unallerteilly xrneraieshiiti n soniimeiilal one would be violated
und Mr, .Ja.mi.h and Mr. Wilson An,by the abolition of the maniifacliirn of
article, in the IVord ol duly 'j;i, ro-ismnl! arm excrpl fm Iho public nu
cordfl the Hon. OLUE JA-Uta'a Ucvulion I thoriucs, whilu tho saving of misery
to Fortune of the racetracks, his Ren
nine Kcnttirky ardor for aleatory sport,
imil Ida triumphant Vindication '.V Ull
increased majority of ti.two after some of
liw political enemies hail had him ar-
K-lcd ma poolroom IllsllOtt il'lllCst'
liu'iidly clinum le an- i mlil. "pony
pliivinn" in or was a business llial In
iliiileisiamls x sli'iiunc counsellor
pdhnps of a mlli'Hi' don. a t runner
still ol a D'Riilaior or whip of business.
'I'lic Hon. OU.IK.lAMKrt extebds fiom
snventy-slx is ntv'iiiy-iKlil indies
into space; lii head is duzlitii and
ovi'ipovM-riiiK, on I hi outside, Ids voice
it like the loarof thlee thoiiHand bull
of Haslian, liis IihiiiI is as "glad" us
vonnn love, he is a mighty Rood fellow,
hut at a fountain of wisdom, an advi-er
of a I'lesidrtit-elcet, lie "Htirpriscn by
hiniM'lf." Oi.MKiUMitt n mentor! Has
Mr Wti.sov forgotten tlmt a man it
Known by the company he keeps?
Heckle Ambition I'linl'lied.
I If lli.'it niili.i't.risiiirr ntul slHlfltl llitrh-
. . ............ .. .
wayinnn William .1. CiAvioN.or Ma.v
uot (:, hail tiot allowed his rillccesscs to
lead him into recklessness lie might have
eotitintied in his pleasant and prolitable
business undisturbed for many months
His capital errors, in the judgment of
many compel cut persons, were his de
parture from this city and his attempt
ft fnllrttL' lilu IrniU if, tldklri).
uoilung to indicate that he could not
have continued Ins activities here un
disturbed and unhindered As soon as
lie extended his excursions beyond the
jurisdiction of the New 01 k police he
ran niio danger, and eventually he was
ruptured by an unimaginative lloston
This young man should serve as an
etatiipleand warning to nil other youths
of criminal ambitious. Conditions in
New York aie dillerent from conditions
elsewhere, and he who abandons a pros
perity heie to seek new Held i almost
sure to t ome to grief.
I.eoous of the II rail h I o in in on
Dry figures ure not interesting reading
matter uiiles one endeaor to analv-e
their significance When the nop fig
ure of tli" iiiitioit and exports of a
country aie published intelligent people
do not resent their mathematical stern-
ness but endeavor to ascertain their
r..- I l
-'"""",.. - " '
, . . ...
tuberculosis and homicide do not lur-
I nih so agreeable reading matter a
I statistics of corn, collee, diamonds or
silk-. Nevertheless, the rompurut .V,
silks. Nevertheless, the
.morbidity and mortality record of the;
ritv and country ure of far mote mo-1
melitous iuthlenre on the happiness of
jtlie people than ate the statist es of
i agriculture, comtneice or indiistrv.
Weie they studied with the same in
jleirst. slight enough though it be. com
fort and pi osperity would be enhanced
' The recently issued circular of Com
missioner I.KDKM.K contains much food
for thought and incidentally fur giutu
lation in that lie reports, a remaikuble
reduction of mortality v. lien compared
with preceding years Tiik Sin has
hud occasion to point out a steady
diminution of the death tate for r-cveral
months during the juist year as com
puted with previous monthly period.
That thi improvement has been main
tained throughout the entire year i
very grutifyingly shown bv the registrur.
The number of deaths during UH2 is
smaller by 41. I than that of mil. The
most Kit;.-fa clory evidence of improve
ment, however, is found in the fart that
the decrease wa.s greater than in any
of tlie five previous years. The mor
tality tate a thoiisund of the opula
tion was IH in Moll, 1.1.BS in 1910, 1.VJ3
in mil and 11.11 in lwr. The most
significant luet, however, of the Com
missioner's rejiott Is revealed by otn-
parison of the mortality from ull dis
eases in 1912 with tlmt of the nine years,
which shows a reduction in all causes
with the exception of cancer and homi
cide, and that infant mortality was
lower than ever in the history of the
city and below that of any large city
What i the lesson to be derived from
these data? Only the deaths from
causes xvhich by common consent are
beyond the control of sanitarians and
physicians were increased. One of
these, homicide, is beyond question
susceptible of diminution. Tim law
which Thf. Scn bus suggested for for
bidding, except for military or police
purpose, tho manufacture. Interstate
transportation and sale of small arms,
which ate instruments of all homicides
except in a few rases, presents the only
remedy to check this needless waste of
life and the misery and financial losses
incident to deaths of wage earners and
court protcdures. If we may judge
ironi the letters in our columns on this
subject there is an almost unanimous
approval of I he suggestion. Tho Sul
livan law and similar enactments against
the curving of eoncculed weapons have
failed; hence a radical measure is de
manded which will not encroach upon
the rights of any except those who
ptofess to enjoy the sport of pistol prac
tice, an inane sjK)tt since duelling js
Jt is asserted by some that the pistol
js needed lor seit-ueicnce. ii lias neen
ascertained Py raretui siauning or l he
iicxxspnprrs Hint siicresMul uttempts
pi-iol thai they are absiitdly negligible,
l.ci nny leader relied how muny in-
'.iih cs ol In Ttl.iiv or Inghwiiy robbery
havcbei'n in his observation, prevented
by ton n mossiou of pistols and he
will avjre" lo the propoilion that the
pts'ul i n .it.ically useless und ilu (lis-
pi w vx hi, civ lo bring detth than lo
. , s,i - 'do '( fi ' or ),ivtlegc except
and destitution to individuals and tho
needless outlay for triafs, Ac., to Iho
authorities would bo a boon to the
The diminution of preventable dis
eases and I heir mole Miicc-slill
nianageineiil aie demonstrated by the
'oliiniissioiici stalls! ii- 'lliis lact
bungs up n Millice ol tins illlploe
lllenl ll eliiyiMte.N, as we have le
peatedly shown, tiom the alliiustic el"-,
forts of our ph.VMciatis who have nidi-1
vidually and collectively initiated sani- ,
taty movements und who have lieely
given valuable lounsel to the good i
women who have done ihe well'aie woik 1
which has caused diminution or siiM'eriug
and death among the woiking classes.'
Our physicians haw- also aided thej
hcaltii board in the loriniil.it ion and ,
execution of its dilliciilt and sonietiiiics
It is to lie hoped that , t
the Hoard of INtimate may not have
cause to regiet its cutting rlown of the
appropriations for Jlilll winch Mr M..
wki.i, and Cominissiouer t.KiiKlti.K ic
HUcsted for I lie inainleiiaiice of the
Ninitary condition and protection ol
the pohool childten. Keonomy in any
other direction would nave hecn more (
prolitable. rnfortnnately the preser
vation of human life has not yet reached
the dignity and importance in the mind
of the average public man with which
lie icgards houses, hogs and cattle. It
behooves the lay journals to lend a
helping hand to medical men in the
propaganda for common setie in cou
ervaiion. Home It ii 1 1- Again,
ill who remember the p.l.-
I or all w ho l emetuher I he p.i. -uii. anil
t lie Violence of tile houieiule battle ot
the last I'eiitiirv. tin-struggles thai cen
tred about P.WIN'Kt.L and (iLMlstoNK,
the latest contest over n-ir-govei nmcnt j
Ireland must seem lame'in' the e-
tleme. Violence of language theie has
been, "rebellion " "secession. " liaiisler
elice of rsiertal!egi,ince'to (irrniauy
thee have I u only a lew of the sug
gestions Conservative orators luxe ,n
vained. but they have neither i cubed
lior slined ail Itldlll'ereill or ic-igned
Thus it lias i ome about that in the
midst ol a reiiia'l.abli' luryol iheioncal
denunciation the lalcsi home rule bill
lias marched steadily toward final pas
sage, with only teiupotary Intel nip
lions, a mai lime in the House of Com
mons win, h makes the "Cannon mle"
of the 'ouo of Keptesotitatives seem
iiinateiirA by onip.irioii, has crushed
debate, overt ome dilatory and tilibuster
tacti s and driven t he lull lorwaid x it li
mit di-l ill bmg the Urillsh elect or.ll e.
At therlo-eof the struggle the'Coa
1 1 1 ion dove rumen) linds itself in a far
belter position tli.ni when it began. If
a 'snap vol- in a committee stage re
sulted Ilia evesi foi the Asipiilb Mlll
i 1st t y in t he a ut u mi i. the closing hunts of
t he debate have been mat ko I by a sud
den split ,n the Tory pally over food
taxes win. Ii not only promises new hope
to the Ifadicals but a siiMirietit tenure to
make the home rule lull law
'Ihe passage ot the ptrsent bill
merely entails forwarding it to the
House of Lords. . here it will be rejected.
Hut repassed twice by the House of Com
mons xxithin two years it (an then be
come law without the approval of the
l.ord. To this extent the xeto tight of
three years ago p.ixcd the way for home
rule now I'xccpi in ra-e ol defeat , too,
the present Asipiith Ministry has still
more than two years to rule
The explatiat ions tor the popular m
ditleietiie now on a i,."-tioii anciently
so sharply contested are vaiious. For
many there exists a belief that a general
appeasement has come xvuh later years,
that the exampleof South "ifncin home
rule has sileiaed many objection to
lnh self-government Tor others the
present popular attitude is the teult of
an oerindulgein e in political crises in
the past few years.
The latest home rule bill give Ire
laud only icstrictcd firedom. Not all
or approximately all the liberties which
American States enjoy are conferred
U kiii Ireland. The protection of the
Protestant minority, of the religious and
financial concern of the I'ruted King
dom, is complete; but it i none the lesa
long step toward a federal system and it
bus been accepted by the Irish party as
a satisfactory measure. It remains to
be seen whether its passage will mark
the end or only the continuation of the
Some members of the Pennsylvania
Association Opposed to Woman Stiff i-irc
ure deeply pained by the Petticoat
AnaU'isisof Cleneral JIosalik CiAItDlNLl!
.Jo.NK.s mid her leRionaries to WiishiiiKt on
and inauguration, Like tho courtly
Hisliop of Albany, these unti-suffranisiH
Klievo over the "publirity xvhich the
Army of the J'otomno is inviting. I'n
pai'ilonablo sin! Damned even more
immitiKably as "unwomanly."
"(."nwomatily" is one of those vaeiie,
piRheaded, superior and final adjec
tives like "uniimericitn," "unetiRlish.
Means aiiythiiiR you don't like women
to do. Riding n bicycle, ridinr- astride,
na- oeen -unwomanly, it. xvas "un
womanly" in .Jank Ai'htkn'h time for a
dclicato "femaln" not to blush und faint
uw.iy at every opportunity, to be pale,
fragile, interesting. About all, except
riding, of the athletic graces and prow
esses of contemporary girl und women
seemed "unwomanly" not so long ago
Thero mo still, perhups, parts of these
I'nited State where even xvalking, un
less a mutter ot necessity, is unworn
i unly. 1 oiniiune, lasluoim and togs.
wlueii don't become certain women are
up! to serin "unwomanly" to them. Hut
heie yawns tho abysH and wit prudently
If "publicity" is "unwomanly
shall be said of woman tenuis and golf
champions, prize takers ut dog shows
and horticultural competitions, novcl-
ists. tneiiibeiH of religious and charitaliln
association, and so on? What of tin.
. Iieioine iniilliiiidinous, grrni and snii
lioni .Ioa.v of Ate to Oklahoma K.m,?
And how, savtt thioiigh unwomanly
publicity, dul tho world hear of thn
Pennsylvania Association Opposed to
Woman Suflrugo and iu attribution of
hikers' of tho!
iinwomnnliness to tho
Army of tho Potomac?
Waltt 1 rails Auk Punce -Hffiillw.
More work for the Kreot Powers.
Id.- fiio'lui'l m.itrli lii-tvM'Pii I'l wmiiitli
',, mill HlHlltfliMl ill I'll llinillll mi
IIiimiik D.i .is iilinniloiipil nit nfli'i
li.ilr tlllle iillll In III" collllltllill if the
llloiillil II iihiI. Iimiiik llliflli,il III
till' iIimi-Kiii of Hie Iffeiee. ntlilcl-i'il the
i lllliiillliea iltlltlllll eiilisiilMriilile (l.llli le
l.tttiilntl Ttint i
This Hounds just like the Imhnvlnr of a
Sow Vol l eiod olisesscd with the idea
th.lt it is being cheated out of the mT
fiiiiiiniH'e It has Kild for, or which llllils
Ihe doots shut in Its face and 'Is niotiev
gone Human inline is (netty much
the same the world over
If onlv in the interests of euphony
lm (ireek navy should sink the Medjiilie
It is obvious that Mr Myi.ICs, the
1 ll..tI.I. I n,lu, ....... L,.,.rl.t,t.r
.'ill III, 'III IMUIsii iiiiiiiii.il-.. ..." n...'v.,..n
at the gales of America, cannot he ,
eluded on tho ground of illiteracy.
Mr .John D ItocKFirKi.t.KR's almost
uniform success ut golf innkes It appear
that many persons enjoy tho distinction
of being beaten by him.
Ihe 7'ii'irV WintitrAaw saxs the I'resl
il.Mil of l.tberl.l Im lefuseil to leieive the
i up, .mi ut the ( t iii.iti Kiiuho.it I'linthiir on
the ti'ea Hint the (icruidUH are fnrexer cril
li i-ini! i lie ( iovi'iii'iionl of Liberia litumldi
, inn lit rtm
It is quite likely they are. and with jus
tillcatioti no doubt Hut heii the 7'ap
fixWn Itiimtttchnii reminds t.iberui th.it the
indemnities dueCierm.in planters have not
been paid and declares the time has come
for stiotig action a soft word needs to be
said l.ibei ia has no army or navy und no
defence but Its climate. Germany will have
I,,. conlle with the necro renublic.
nil i.i 1'i'ixi: ii iiisti.k.
xrr the lulanil- 1'nxlliiK t ? M lin t
re The) l,a)liiR to I J
1'.. IK LllllOll Ol I'lll- Sl N- .Sll Ilu. ton
II. Ill lei elllix ellde.M ond Io blow Hie Philip
pine xx Ii is, if in I III Si s A few fuels mux'
Ihe (iox' rr.meii' of the I ii'ied Slate
doe- mil ,i,nl nex er has . null ilnif i d one eeni
lloxxaid Hie siippoit of the Philippines, for
their k'ox eminent, iiiHlnleinmie or Im
plex ennui- No' onlv are ihev self-sup-
.oi t niti Inn at I lie . lose of Hie tlsial vrnr I
mil Hie I'hlhppiiie ( .nx ernmeii, had on
deposit ni xarioiis banks in Hie I uiteil
stales Hie sum of SI J.ilco.nii 'and at thej
s,t me time had in the tieu-nrx x.mlts and ;
on dcpo-if in Hie. Philippines '.;'. ,7.1.1
I he interest on eiOslls III Itois lli'all lllillil.il '
rex t une or mote than I .r.n.cim
I he enure lex enne tor t'U I w a J I.' 7 r; 7o
I utretil expenses xxere Jill MVl '.i;tt, atnl lllls
im lulled all e pelldll lire for pertllHIielil
. nlilte iiiiiiox etuellls of $10(1.11. I lie
per capita lax eolleeted for all purposes
xx h- le-s i dan . ,(i
It is tine t ti.it the I mte.1 sinies main
tains a texx military Millions in the Philip
pines, as i tloes ni San rtam i-i o. suti Luke.
Iietix-er. i he iw'o and Nexx ork. and rot ,
e.ntl the s'line i.tiipose It Ihe troops
xxere not ill the Ph.llpplties lliev would he
ill Milne sl.ition ill the I tilted sidles. s(, me
onlx aiIditioii.il i est th.il or tratispor'a
tinii. and tins i. more than i onuieitsated
tot lix ll Xtr.l IIHIIIlt.C thei lei elxe
II II, le triple ot the Philippines Hie
tnt eir ol Xiiierieaiiioiitr.il liolti exp.el
.iii.l ii'ip..' ' xxhs .ii round tiiimher fjs ishi .
lion lln- has mereased until Ust x-e..r it
;i itioi i nl I to iiiiA.ii.ni.ih4i, and Hits xx it Ii
onlx "...Vio.issi m re ,i ml.' r en I tlx1 ut ion There
lire 7.iM, iMMi hi res of arable public Urnls
s well a- millions or ai res of private lands
still hwailltK nltix ntinn and over in. Kit. -(HMi
,oes of tllitouilled forests root a III III if
the finest liMrd'.xnods in the world
We ate eibn . i T i sr the nilpilios.mil k'ix mi;
ilieni t'ie liille-i xoiee pnssihle in their
own k'nx ernmeiil
XII tlieuftli es in the pi ox ItH'lal alnl trnniH 1
ial box eminent s are held bv Filipino-, and
ihe ell 1 1 it I Hovernnietit loiisi-ts of a com
mis. inn half or xx horn are I'lhpitio ami
the .xs-einhlv cmiipuseil entirely of I'lli
pinos elected bv the people
there are i.iimi fiee pnlilie sehiiols xxnli
il.'ii.noo chihlreti h.-iiik- edniiited In L'utflisli
and the art anil trade Iheieaie over
!,(! miles of Ir.ulro.iil seixiii .'.noii.niii
people a ml j.ii mile- of mat iidaliniK
Xnd xx lien xxe come t.ixii Io that l.'n.-
loHi.noti, xxtia' alimit Potto Kico, (.iihiii and
Culm did we not lake them tiom .spam
Hie -nine tune w e secured the Philippines
Is I'., riu lino xxitlilis lvi.'.'u;.iia 1 lilted
state.. Hade lii-i xear an expensixe whistle'
When Miierlcans awaken lo iheir nppiir-
tuiiltv and the Philippines enjoy ihe s.iiiib
(iniount of Hade per capita as Porto lllco
it will eiceed fini.iU,(KiH year
And xx lint about the market within tsto
d.ivs of .Manila, tin awakened China xx 1th
Us population of over imi.htin.liou?
No. we are not pavltiK nun we are not
llkelx io pav dear for our Philippine
whistle To Ihe conlrarv. th" Philippines
are a dl-tind aim xaiuanie asset to our
country W. J. Pi. a n .
.l YoilK. .tntiiiarv 1
Trdttl l lloilna Kikibitlsn.
to tiik 1'niToH or 'Ihe srv .sir- llnw tnnt
will the Imxlni suppnrtrrs nf this rlty submit
In Inilktiltlrs elmllAr to those Impcfril upon thf m
the trrrnt Itlvr ru'riiM rxhlhltlen Ihe
hlrh tmnilpil mrthnd fmtilovrit liy the mAtittrrs
nt siime ut the rrrfnt exhibitions hxe CAiieit
nrrseiis vh'i loxr Uip dtiort to iret (1UrutP(t Anil
tart amtallim Pi h.xxe the li(sAturr rnAlr the
imxlrv Imxtn: Iaxx- ntnre itrasttc s rrmrils Ihe
mannKers. Their tmnnirrrx tnrniign prcunlar
mnilxes rhrp rinrbltxnt rtf for n-lleil
11 rs i clix.s rxhlliltlotix Atnl thru, not rnntrnl xxlth
llir tnni-irds nf a cruxxitril hnutr, rtii1rxor to
swell th iiroxs rrrrlptx liy nvrrsrlllnc llir hmixr
ami krrplne sonir nf the Irglilmate Uckri holder
initshle- prrsonx who have purchased ttirl r
llrkel (ta In ailvanrr
No more tlairxnt ahtisr or Ihr puhllr'a (Wirt n
lure has hrrn hrniutht to llfht In yrars than that
rnarud at iho Umpire A l' Ihe nlher fvenln.
xxlirie Ihr IMxrrt-t'riisx tluht tonk place. Tile
inanatrrs cf the fight allowed many llrketa to
he sold xxhrn thev xxere aware. Iliat the house wai
i rnuiled In lis rapnrlty and thai no more ptrnona
wimlrt he ndmllteil hrratise the lire Department
had rausrd the ilonrs tn he rlosed
Vet at Ihe time the doori weie rlosed there
were nxer ?mi persona outside the uulUlIni clamor
InK to pet tn and many of these persona held
tickets of admission A police cordon around the
entrance held hack the furious mob. I'ven the
Mnrrltf one of Ihe boxing commlkxloner and one
nf Ihe principals mid his retinue hail) herculean
task fnrrlnir their wxv throiiirli the mob, The
lioxltnr ( iitniiio'leiii't' did not get In at alL Iloxx
exer. theie Is sonie i onsolntlon In knowing that
the picdalory ntelbod of the tnanarrrs will be
Inxesilu'alrd and lliuse who fal'ed to ffl In will
liri hack their money ll,
Nf.xv Yokk, January ID.
Ihe Man, the Woman and the Car, Neat.
To Tita I'niToa or Th Scn -.str: itecenily
xxhl'e on my way home front business a gentle
man hitting opposite me III the Haiti, which was
Jammed full, got up and orlrred his "rat to a
lining lady who was Manillas' near him.
The girl refused the seat without thanking the
man fur his couriesy toward her. The gentleman
sremed tn be xery much emharr.xxscd and sat
iliiwn again. After Ihe lady got oft the train lite
man remarked lo a fellow passenger "You nee,
I thought I was lirlngpollte.Aiid lhal In Ihe thank
I gin I haxe M'cn this same thing happen oeca
Honallv. and l ran tell ou I will mil he to pollle
,nr. I would like In ask some of vour readers
If this exer happened lo them, (If course wc dn
mil want to be Impolite to the ladles; but I can
IHl you the earne thing happened In me, and I
undecided a ta whether I would be n polite
In the future.. KtiiAaaAiaiu.
Flats ;. January If.
17 K WOltlM'S COI IOX SI ,.'
In tho year 17W) the United States pro
diitwl 3.I3S Imlen of raw cotton averaging
nun pounds to tho bale In lull the oill I
put whs ltl,".i,'.7r" bales of Ihe '.'line avel
age weight In liim .'!!i bales weie ex
portcd mid in 1UL' ln.iwl ,:i:i.' Iinles, or, In
Ihe latter year, about two-thirds of th"
total production 'Ihe crop or this coun
try is about 70 pet cent ol the total world
supply Tim value ol Ihe clop of 1 "tM i
was a little nioie than tinu.iHiil. and of
die nut ci op mole than Isoo.inni.ikxi
The American ciopof ism wn I . liin.rs I
bales Then came ilm ci II war, with its
wldespiead Miiielision of the industry,
and it was not Until s77 that the output
attained the ptoportiolts of the clop of
ISiil 'Ihe ciops of the lust thirty-live
years chow tliictuition, but on u basis of
five year period lliete has been H gain
flotil an average of .l.'.'Oll.UOil bales a year
to all average of IL'.iK'.liO'l bales 'I he
clop of IWH exceeded by about '.',.'7il,llll
liale Ihe production of any earlier year.
The yield of Kill formed generally tin: et
poils of 1(111!. mill shipments, measured in
Uiiaiitlty, were the largest on record, al-
, , . , , , . ,, .
- "um. oy ,e.,son o n,Kue. ,, .,
f - -si those of ltd.' by about
t?i i, nm i.i cm The consumption in Ameri
can mills for the year of ofticinl record
ended August 31, l12. was5,1M,N! bulesof
Win pound each, leaving the supply on
hand a few bundled thousand bale
greater than It was the year before. Im
polls of raw cotton ate relatively small,
hut they show an Increase fiom 134,778
bales iu moil to 220,2t'K bales In 1 11 1 '.' .
Much the greater part of the cotton
imported I Kgyptiati, which is used
largely in the manufacture of thread,
Unit goods mid machine mude lace About
lO.IMKi hales are imported yearly from
Peril mid tin product is Used as a sub
stitute for wool in the maniifactuie of
woollen good In both of these products
the fibre is materially Inugerthan the libie
of the "upland" which constitutes much
the gienter pail of the American crop.
The ttlll crop of the high grade Sea Island
cotton was a little less than Sn.ooo.ono
pound, of which somewhat more than
one-lifth xvas exported The exports of
'this commodity show a declininic ten
The dexelopmelit of the cotton Iiianil
! f.irt in iiiK industry tliroiikliout the world
, is fairly though not accurately indicated
I by the distribution of the law-cotton of
, the l.'nited States, and comparison may
j be made between the year ISU.' and the
year 1DI- m the followini; ll'ture of ei
i ports of raw cotton from Hi I'niled
St.it( bv bale:
7 HhM na:
1 llllril Klliilom S..XXI r.. 4 in:.
(.rriunnv .... tu.xM niia.'iu
I rauir f'C'.;v. Ltvi.X'd
ltly ... ITLUkl (Ml.flT.l
Spain IT t'.x 2tiT.4"l
llrlnluiii 1.11 VX Vli? IT.'
Hussla U"m! i..v,x
x istils lliitisnry lunia l.'it.iTn
Nrlhrrlnil ST IM .H.IH'
'l iilt..T Ci.r.ipe nx me. hi r.;,X
.'(ip.in .H4.I 4.X i;
t'ntlix.ln 7u:-.'x J7& I'.IT
M-xh'.l 4I.3.W I.". 1411
All ullift eiiiititrlrs ly, IIIAVl
J'erhaps the most notable revelation in
this record is the fact that while the United
KuiKdoni is still the heaviest buyer its
purchases have increased in twenty
years only a little more than s.to.110.1 bale,
xxhtle (ierinatiy increase has been more
than I! i h i, (mi bales Another notable
detail is the expansion of the cotton
manufacturing industry in Italy and in
Mhphii. especially in the latter. Other
countries have made appreciable and even
striking gains, but the expansion of Ger
many, or Italy and of .lapau hatt been
remarkable. In these twenty years the
domestic consumption of this rountry
has thrown from 'J.4tO,ooo bales to S.307.IXK),
a gnin equalling that of Germany and the
United Kingdom combined
The world's total supply of raw cotton
' for mill consumption is now a little more
than '.'0 nod mm bales averaging .Vf' pounds,
a uuantity nearly doubling the production
of only ten years ago The increase in
total output has been fairly divided be
, tween the United States und the total of
other producing countries. On Hie basis
of the crop of lttll, the latest year for
1 which full returns are available, supply
i was divided thus I'niled States, M) 7
per eeni of the total; llritish India. II .'),
! Kgypt. (t V, Itussia, 5 4. ( hinu. ' 8; Hr.iil,
1 4. and all other, 2 9 per cent
Times may be hard and prices high
' the world ox'er, but it is evident that the
' produceiM of cotton have mudo two shirts
grow xx here one grew before. The greater
supply of cotton has met a larger demand
, and there has been increase in prices.
1'Ihe axeruge price for the last ton yeur
ieilimls the average for tho iienod 1850-
is0 and exceeds that of uny other ten
I x'x'are since 1875.
Auld lna; fx) nr.
I To t ii p. l.ruTOR or 'Ihk Scn Sir- Per
haps Hie following facts roncerning "tihl
Ijine Svne" may prove of Interest to read
er of Tiik Hits The earliest known ver
sion of His eonir was published In 17I in
Volume III of a eolleclinti called Watson's
"Scots Poems. " and this, may he but n varia
tion of an enrlier edition. Its opening
Should Atild acquaintance be forgot,
And nexrr thought upon,
The flames nf loxe extinguished,
,nd freely pasted and gone?
The burden of the sons' xx'aa "Old long
sxne" In 1 724 another version tra pub
lished by Allan JUmsay In " Tcti Table .Mis
cellany " It ran-
Should a u Id acquaintance be forgot.
Though they return with cart
These are ihe noble hero's lot.
Obtained In glorious wais,
The burden of till version varied and
xx us " s I was Inng syne," "As they did lang
syne," Ac The version by Kobrrt Hurns,
xxrlllen In ITS and no doubt based on ear
lier songs whose burden xvas "Auld Inng
syne," xxaa first published In Thomson's
"Original Scottish Airs," Volume 1., issued
In 170.1 and set to a mediocre tune. It was
not until 1709 that tho song set to the tutio
so popular to-day appeared In the third book
of tho same series
That William Shield wrote this tune is by
no means certain Mnllland's recent edi
tion of "firove's Dictionary of Muslo and
Mnalrlnns" does not credit him with Its au
thorship The nlr is commonly believed to
he an old Scottish melody, whloh was pub
llshed and republished tinder dificrent titles
from th year 17S7 It was known as "The
.Miller's Daughter, " "The Miller's Vxexldlng,"
"1 res d a Lad at Michaelmas, and xvas at
tributed to Shield merely because it was
introduced at the close of his overture lo
"llnslnii" In 1783 and xvns signatured "tn
iinltato Hie bagpipes " Shield, xtrho lived
for forty-sii years after "Hoslna" was
printed, never claimed the nnlliorshlp of
Uni melody, which James Duff llrown has
suggested may have been Inserted In Hio
score of "Hasina" al the suggestion of III
iam Napier, a Scottish music publisher in
London, who was one nf Shield's friends,
Kaxsa 11, Vukth.i.t,
Nrw Vorta, .la'iiiary in.
The February number of Utritmtr't Matamir
Is distinctly sn automobile number: Italph 11,
Paine describing a motor ttli (n ihe far Wc.t,
f I.. Kreestun the roules In Ihe Pyrenees, H. 1
Towle the uses the mechlne. are put lo, and T M.
II, von Kcler Iho old steam roaches. J. It niahop
writes on sanitation on the Isthmus and Pries
Collier continue his Herman articles. The serials
by Mrs. Wharton and John Fox, Jr.. are continued,
and than art btildci a shorl story and a poem.
1 1ll! "MA.XII li t V W ,W.MM
1 (.fniicr's lew of lit sltr nil of tl lll
liuulre Intrrol In irt.
'Ill llll I, III im: Ol I Ml SIX s.,- M . 1
ileiir Mi roll, i rmiiiihi'll icpei I n, nl. '
hlls r.lllfll III liell el e Ihe .HM id ,1" . ll
lllllllirilllKll icit.lldl'i! 'll" -I ehn He
MOIllll li.iw .n "'hul he Mould hfixe,
Kit- ,.iv or I her unl.!-, iil' hi" i.Stl I
I ntisl I IH ' lull II I l II ll
l-, I i mil (lie Vc -hiiilhl mil I'll tl HI'
,is ii ilm.. 1iii lion tun ii licoiHi" 1 1. nrl
miles Io see a ill.iuuillr perforin. Hire ol
en ii elii'l-. mill nieh mil flout a sen.-e
of dill". Inn bcr.uise ill ii re,illv corc-leil
( oiiiiiiiiiiii v III e inn .ill i he U'""! lit ii
i annul lie on Ihe same block Ml' (impel
inliiills the reasonable in i es-ibllllv of our f
,r nl tin (lilt v. but puilils to Ihe nelish- .
luirliuod or iip.illne'lil I e adiaeeii' .
lie dues not spe.il. ol I he Kliilid i nl tieilr.il
eery iiionih and exeu xeiir uiiirtiiiK
Inn, inuieiiitli em iiumiiHoii- Will ll I"'
a work of ntl. ol onlv III ruiiip.iiiv for n ne-
meul hoilsesy He Hill, to Ihe line
hiispital biill'liiik-. St Luke's ami In i
Woman's, in Ihe linmiillaie xbltnii. in th"
Kieal iiitKreKnlliin id lttipres"iv. mid bean- I
t trill bulldltiits of Coliunbia I nixei-Uy. a j
e blocks to Ihe mirth ot n In 'he m- I
liKioplicre of these the life nf ihe teie'im-iil ;
house unist I pliemeral If Hie locution I
Is "arllstlially Nolaled III Ihe llilml ol' Ihe
people, " nllh all Hi" nichilceluial beiiutv j
which has already taken tool there. Unit
atUlllili; would be entirely rlmlnied were a
gallery slid school of art planted on the
site now owned by Ihe Academy
A Willi. Mr I ooper accuses rue or plaeliu' ,
the nrllls In Hie iio1IIoii of begiiar askuii;
.t.t i.i ..).. ......Iv.
lor SOI, lei HOIK "in ...... iiimk .. .. i
nleril.hul I lhliik.wl.eii he says Ihe artists
"should be considered Hie xxatils of lit"
Iiublle." he xery milch tails Ihein In 1 he
pauper' cl.l- xrilts lire pro in -p.r. . ;
tl ml desire to resent siirh aceusallnh, w liich
have been llutiir at them not Infreuui'tii Iv.
ami ll is lor this reason that I am exhoiittii.'
them to independent e, epeelallv suite the
SI1.M.I...-I .....ll -
aires should be tnnihlinii oxer Iheinselves
Io erect a worlhv iiiltiitinn to hoi'-" the
prnioeil iciiiemx , thev are not iIoiiib o
I'hev are o absorbed In "lioxxuu! respe, t
due to the ureal work or irrmt men who are
dead' Hint they fall almost enilrelv In
showitiir nnv Interest In Hie works of Hu
meri who are Riilm: to be dead. I haxe in
jured the cause, htv critic savs. bee.iue my
view's make another ease of 'doctors di
airreeini: Well, it is a sad ene to ee
doc'ors (llsaerre. but because lhal t Ire
iiiicnlly so I t an t feel convinced Hint a
doctor should do xlolen.e to Ins conxi. lions,
tor the ake of .-axinif the race or hi-
In elnsfiiK Mr Cooper si's tlial niic-flfili
of those cxhiblutiir in out bit" exhibition
live out of Sew lurl, city anil tire resident
fiom Maine lo California harillv a propor
tion. I think, siiiiicietit io msnrv our i it lo
to ii.iUon.1l ami lilliher. mat a nine
over h.iir onlv of Hie exhibitor- are mem
bers or th" c.ideniy I h.ixe .'ilxxaxs .'on.
tended tha' I tic Xi.nleniv is a xery liberal
bo.lv, anil I know, a a hod . I' would be I
far more liber.. ! if It had a burner hou" to
xx liich to inx He a Pirs'ei number nl ipn ts.
I III oitesilnn has called Ruth more'eni-'
meiit and discussion thin I had auto ip.ited.
mill, us I am a painter and not a write,-,
am koImk lo draw ot n. finish tin i.ideinv
pii'iuie anil enlox he run. if anv more there
is to be What I ha'.' written I haxe
written " (il oltol II. smii ,.
Nl xv X, ortt. Iiinnarx It!
lo nil. l.nuoK '.I' Im. S.I s,r I lie
lull io im orpurnie Hie Itoekefeiler I'lintid i
linn 'II I! .'I. VT.1'. nnauliiiously reported bv
Hie .hide i.irv l oiii'iiittee and ilebnted on
Mondav id list week upon a motion in sus
pend Ihe r iles, will proluhlv come up on
Monil.iv new January 'jn. a tiiiniiihe,l
bisne- reiiillriiiK a tlual vole In lis pies,
en! rorni the bill has been 'carefully drawn
In einbodv the inititovenient suggested
by the . rilici-ins of the original bill
The element of perpetuity has been removed,
proxl-lon having been made for Ihe dissolution
of Ihe rorpoMllon and Ihe distribution of Its
funds, cither xulunlarlly or al the direction of
The amount of the endow men! has been llm'ted
and the Income Is to be spent, not added to the
p 'I n cl pa I
The truslces ate not to he a close coiporatlon
Ihe election nf nen members hln subject to
dlsapprnxAl bv certain specified leprcsenlatlxes
uf Ihe public Inn-res'
("'yugiess has i'omplete power of amendment
anil repeal, and all lfts must be accepted suh'ect
to this limb rstandlng
N'u exemption fnitit Stxt- taxation h or con
stiiullnnally i-ould be conferted by the bill and no
cxcinptliin Is conferred ultlirexperi to realestate
V ehsrter Is sought throuxrii Congress .olely
tieca'lse Ihe glfl Is lo Ihe people of the t tilled
Mates ntnl Is to he controlled bv them, ratlin
than lu Ihe Interest. Uuxxcxcr bencnccnl, of nu
1 Irnst xotl will reengnie in these detaifs
id Hie present bill an utnp.es'iicKUMrd aualnst
any danger Hint in.iv haxe lieen ailributed
to the original plan and that by prouioling
I he early passage of the bill you will enable
Hie incorporator to enter upon the im
portant xxork in Hie lines of education,
public health and ot her w i-e philant hropy
lo which I hey are pledged
.ll ItOXtK. I) (iltl'.KNr,
Trustee of ihp Itoekefeiler Institute for
Medical Itesenreh and member of Ihe
General Kdiication Hoard
Wahiiimiion', D (' , January ts.
To tbk l'ntroR or Tint Siv .sr- ftundreds
and hundreds of telephone owners haxe nol the
slightest knowledge of boxv lo use Hie Instrument,
Some are screaming In Ihe rerelxcr. some others
talking ton lnx . Man) Jml-e It for a blowing horn.
If not a microbe's deposit, sometimes n swexrlng
recipient, and there are nt'n xrhn go so far as
le putt the smoke of their cigarettes in It, which
might he an explanation for Ihe peculiar little
cough of some of the phone girls
Hence 1 suggest thai In Ihe future- the tele.
phone company when filing a new apparatus
In an apartment or a house should also send a
teacher. And, now, for those using public
telephone, 1 believe a good thing would tn the
obligation before entering a booth lo exhibit a
license number exactly ax required from ihnuf.
feurs, cabmen, axlalors, Ac. The license num.
ber being duly registered at tho booth's door,
It would be easy for the person using harsh and
Improper language, aa too often happens, to be
traced and punished consequently
The telephone company should not oblige Its
teachers to exhibit the agility ot a turkey trot
expert, tn carry Ihe hair of an elocution professor,
the neckties nf the musician, or even the furs of
an automobile demonstrator; ll should merely
exact of htm a perfect knowledge of everything
concerning telephone manipulation, a clear
voice, polite manners, a clean appearance, and,
If possible, a little ot manicuring.
llKsni di LiriTou.
Nsrw Yoai, January I.
I.oit tn HrooUlin.
To tiik RntTon or The Si'K Sir; After read
ing Mr. "ChawbaconV letter In praise nf rial-
Dusn i warn to i vo mere, i uxe in nrookivn
noxv, but I haxe nexer been able to find my way
beyond the Uorough Hall. Once I tried to take
the elevated from Hrooklyn llrldgo to ITatliush
len(.,nsomllr wiherel k.xi'M....,.1
of peupla waiting. A "cop" seized me and pushed
me Into a queue. Three trains came In loaded
and xvrnt out empty, Dm conductors Jeering ut
llin poor apes who hammered on iho doors. At
last a train rams In empty and the "cop" pushed
u In. When I got tired of riding 1 got out and
found myself In Cypress Hills Cemetery. 1 am
told there Is another line, but that goes to (Irccn
wood Cemetery. Which cemetery Is Flaibush In!
nsoost.TN, January PI.
Platform for 11)1(1.
To niK LoiTon of Tiik Sr.v .s'frf ( n
perplexed and disgusted business man 1
would like to suggest to our xarioiis hoards
of I rude, chambers of commerce, Ac . Hint
mi attempt bv made next tiuiu, providing
wc don't slarvo to death in the meanwhile,
to select our Presidential candidate fiiini
some deaf and dumb asylum and nnmlnntn
hlmon thlsplatform. "Silence and Circum
spection " A lltSAPPOl.MKD VtlLSONirr..
Boston, January 10.
;,jTITANIC CLAIMS NOT
LIMITED TO $97,772
Is Only ;ilin
Kccovrrctl. vn r.
I.nwxci's Sri .
concr TO nx I.IAIMI.IIV
Itiir (JiK'siitm s WliPlliei' liiitisli
hi- f. S. 1,,'iws Will
An impti inii that the In.l. m ,
blch i in' owner of the 'i'l ,ir
liable in this country has lr '.
Mulcted to V'".""-. Wlieleii . ..a
more tlnn j.i.ona.iinn haxe P. , r
was cil'lrrteil x.slerilav 111 "'ii'.
from Hunt, Hill A- Melt, ai oi-.i,
Hie Titanic Surxhols I'l i.xe i
i in Wednesday Henry W fbiodr' 1
of -l!t Wall street, special l'dhiM' ( in
msniier to determine the xi',. ,
property recovered bv Ihe ship's inxnrrx
U li'l nil' xxi'-.i, n-,".i..-.i .-irt n
la mount xvas J .' Ihe nttninoxs t ,r
the survivors made thli statement vi-j.
i tet day :
.. . , 0,mi,M.nni.r ,,. POT ,n
(!o mill all that he ha undertake n 'o hi
Istotlndwhat was "i he value or t he rant .
and her tiemlniL' lieikihl" niter si,.. s,,k
on I ehrunrv l". I ! I i" I h" value of the in
and ihe i oiniiussioiier hnils ,ii,ii
I l.e x.'tlue of Ihe peuditii.' freight . j .
posed ot Ihe pas-ent'el' leotiev and pr...
paid fremiti. xxis I he ab.ixe hiiiii W (,.i r
this hiiiii. hoxexer, iiuisteutes t h, '.ea,
tiuid on' ot xx hull ilaimanis can men .r
in this lit itr.it uni is an etiiitelv .1 ffetetit
Ihe liilidiltiielil.il iieunn In thi- ri
are x.helher the coinpnnv is luilile n' n'l
tor Ihe loss ol lib' and propetn on Die
I .nunc, iiml tl liable i It out if led to l.n.
its I , n 1 1 1 1 1 to Ihe iimniiiit or the pond
1 1 ... .1 t.ll.. ...! I...
j.,.,,.,, .,., lln,,1Ml. Klll ,,'
liabilitv I hey inn only be iiendeil by s
regular iritti in t out I
II t In- .inking or t he '1 name w is du f
negligent naxigaiioit and the Mucin an
statute of 1 1 il ii ion of Labtlitv I held to
0 1 1 1 1 X to tins in-e then Ihe owlets nf lli
lull i an onlx hum then Italuhiv in ,1
pending freight, in ci-e thev can cstahlnh
lh.it the loss was without "the pnxitx or
knowledge ' ol th" ' oipor.'ition
x. nun ion Is pending belore Judge Hough
to determine whether sip h limitation
should not be goxeiced bv the llritish lax
r.itli.'i lluiti the statutes of thi oountrx,
whete. as in Ihe presold Clise, n llrilisl
-hiti has i oil ded wt!i an i eherg on Hio
hlgli sens mill xx here ndtuittedlx the scimrx
lor los of te oi proper) v ate based upon
t he llru th law
Ihe liritisli 'liuilintion of liilnlitx- w lirs
the incident I dt.e lo negligent e but whets
it is without the "Inuli inn! pr.xi'v or th
owner" is 17.'. to Ihe ton of the registered
net tonnage ol Hie ship, phis engine room
pai e 'I Ins would be mole than J'.',isi iJ
III I lie ptoseir cn-e
Th" (ii':ioii of nihility will nit b
derided In th" l Vib r.H District Court
b. foic in M spring and poslb!y not
Th" situation 'n Kngland I compll
ta'.ed by the fact '.hat on the back of
Hie p.t "sen i;er tickets l a clnus
exempting tic oxvnor from damages
due to negligence.
t'nlted States courts hove Inclined to
the be'lef that this clause l not a part
nf th" contcict. but some lawyers hold
Hint If the Titanic' owners can prov
that the p.ifsongers bought their tickets
xxitli a full Knowledge of the clause the
KiikIMi court xviil uphold tlie com
panx' clnlm to exemption.
Siiprdiic f". ut Justice Amend ru''4
yestcrdav that no claimants for
I damages might
me In the State court
bci'.ni.-e of the tiling by the ncr.in.s
Ste.im Nax igatioti l'iuiii iiiv of Hie nr..
reeding lu the I tilted States IVdeM.
I'otirt to limit the company's lialnl '
The coil-' iirioldlnglv ilsiilused n su,'
of .Mrs. Kll.ibeth II Naisx.li to rcioxer
for Hie deaili of Iter liufband Mrs.
Natsch's attorney. A. Leonard Hr . ,g
ham. was found guilt v of contemp' '
com t In the Federal lourt fur ,'rtng.nj
the acUonafler the l'cilrral com, had
Issued an injunction.
TO AM KXIf IXSVIIAXCK I. ill
Measures Inlrodnreil In Itnlli
Houses nf Lrglslalnre.
M.sxsv. dan Hi -Stale Superintendent
or Insurance WiPi.mi T l-mmet has hul
eight iidilltionnl bills prepared by the o
partnient anil to-dav Introduced in both
houses of the I egWlatnre These bills a mn I
the following sei Hons of the Insurance la"-
Section 7, by providing that hereafter
the State shall bear all expenses Inrurrel
in the examination of insurance companies.
Section l'. b. Increasing the minimum
capilal -lock reuuired of companies or
ganised lo carry on employers' hnbihix snl
fidelity and surety insurance in $.'.iini for
each of thesu lines
Section 4s, by providing that all adv'r
tlsements of foreign Insurance corporations
shallonlyexhlblt their I nil cd State brinch
capital and asset
.Section M, by providing a mnr simp's
and dirrct method for a company organl'"!
under a special act In amend It rhari'f
by eliminating th provision requiring It
to Incorporate In It new charter the original
andiidl amendatory net which constitute
Ii present charter
Section ei.l, by nddlng a new subdivision
authorising the Superintendent of To
aurnnee lo remove the principal office of
corporation In liquidation to the coiin'r of
Section 170, by Increasing th- minimum
capital of a credit guaranty corporation
and of a securities guurnuly corporation
from li.Mi.omi to :,o,ooo and by removing
the restriction limiting the maximum cAPltal
Section lii, by providing for such an
arrangement of the term of o(Tlo of the
directors of a tllle and, credit evy
cornonitlnn as will provide for he ele" Ion
of hi least one uuarter of all of Hie dire' hk-
t ..... o..
i Section linn of Ihe Penal Code, bv broad
I enlng till) scone of thi section relating 1 '
la person acting for n loretgn U"'ir.lin!
corporation W lil'll llll tlOt l.'sima Oil tl.
Superintendent of Insurance n H nilnrnex
by a sllglii change. In lis xxording I
expected Hint thi strengthening or 'h'
code, will aid in il enforcement in 'heeveii'
of the prosecution of a person acting
ugent for an unaiithorirrd insurance cor
nnrnnr ox cmf.lties nin,
fonarrrssiiien fiiii't Utt Desrrlptlo"
ot I'ultimajo Conditions.
Wasiiinoto.v, Jan. HI.- Tho Hotl's Per
elan Affairs Committee wants to .tiow
why the Stnte Department has not mad"
piibho llm report of Consul Stuart r'iUIr
nf luullo,, l'erti, on hi lnxestiKatlnn el
atrocities to native In the lh-Jjunayp 'u"i"!
dlsirlci Th" comuilitee iTTtonsWerlnB
hecoiitl (leiiuintl for the report . .
Consul Fuller's report was rereivea ners
several week ago hut ha been cloyeir
gn.rHed It Is understood that It o
pot fully confirm the stories of rourdsr
other cruelty to natives.