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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1913.
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Brooklyn ofnre, lor. l.!v!nctin irrn
tt tur ttimis v'lo faro' i.t ir(Ci i lanuifiptn anil
tlluttratton tnr putiltraiUn khh l .nr rt.trtnt
artlclti rftutnfil lirv must m ii' rd'j ff nd ttu'tu
r ttal pi.rftt.
The SnbM-.i.v (irab.
There is only one subway grab in
fight, to the best of our knowledge ami
Ijelief. It i j'um as well to bru-li away
f!io disguising features and exhibit thai
Infamous grab to the indignant people
of New York for what it really is.
Tho future of the supremacy of our
"metropolis, its real e.-tate value-, the
convenient e and comfort of it- citien-.
U hundred and one oihercoiiMderations.
even to tin ordinary il iicier- of v-
Hutial physical contact, are involved in
'the great problem of rapid transit ex
tension Willi villi ll the Public Service
.Commissioners, j ,.oo.. ration with the
Mayor and city nn'horitii-, have been
dealing for many month-. The honesty
'of their efforts to perform for New York
'this vast and indi-ipensible -ertice ba
king been apiurcttt to every imbia-.-e
mind. Kqually apparent and much
more wonder;'tl has been the -nice.
. of their treatment of the alruo-t inli
Miltely complex qtie.-tjotis affecting the
solution: the topographical and engi
neering dinultios of the situation; the
reconcilement of the conflicting ituer
eftts of the already chartered carriers,
dm practical financiering of one of the
'most stupendous of enterprises of con
struction and operation; the legal ob
stacles to this, that and the other method
of adjustment and coordination. The
dual project has leen accepted and ap
proved by public opinion. The details
of it have been worked out to the best
possible advantage of all localities and
all interests concerned. Tho process
"of harmonizing the rivalries of the
existing concerns has been accom
plished with rare skill and even rarer
Impartiality by the commission; it has
j-ajolod a concession here, it has com
pelled a compromise there, and it ha
fihaped the scheme, after many months
of patient and able effort, into coherence
and practicability; with daylight ar
rangements, on prompt and reasonable
terms, for the provision of the funds
which the city itself is unable to furnish.
Now York believed itself upon tho eve
of the consummation of that which it
has so desperately needed anil must
have or go into atrophy.
Then suddenly on this eve of the
completion of the work which had
scarcely till then found an open mouthed
critic, when tho contracts wero about
, roady for signature, tho real subway
. Who aro they' The concerted raid
on New York's rapid transit plun was
timed exactly to sent.' the purposes of
personal and political ambitions in the
approaching municipal campaign nnd
election. The raid first took tho form
of a personal attack upon Chairman
' Wiixcox, in the hope of discrediting
that faithful, honest and intelligent ser
vant i' Now York's interests, preventing
his r ippointment at tho expiration of
his term next Friday midnight, and sup
planting him with home person amen
able to influences' behind the concerted
.. When it seemed likely that this special
Jino of enterprise would not avail for
tho destruction of that which Chairman
'Vitj.cox has accomplished and repre
sents, that ho would bo at least ablo to
complete tho contracts beforn his suc-
oresor was appointed, oven if alter Feb
ruary 1 , t he small but vociferous band of
-Hubway( grabbers turned their activities
in another direction. They began an
equally concerted general attack on the
merits of the plan itsejf. Their chief
"platform speaker and their two newB
paper organs assailed tho scheme, i-o
patiently and honorably and openly
developed during monthsof preparation,
, Ms if it woro an entirely novel proposal
of greed and graft. With all the arts
, of inflammatory rhetoric and all the
-typographical expedient, known to the
.professional purveyors of sensation and
provokers of public suspicion they
nought to persuade the people thai they
were being cheated. As fa-t a one
misrepresentation of theirs was nailed
Uioy havo produced another. And, o
Inoidently with the concerted attempt
lo create a fact it ions public opinion hor.
tile to tho only available plan ol relief
for New York's dire needs in the way of
intercommunication, they are uing
J every mentis, before uinl behind lliotour . t lilt I I'liion in the fiill of 1011
'riii'rv. iii ni.ix or IhiII.v nr intimidate li'J represented himself nn un amateur,
tinxerhor SI . I! (in., Icntlim, Ilis iiiiwlMl,mw,,ri'l JTiiitttl questions put to
i.. 1.1 i i : ... I.:
l, MIM- tlIIU lllllSl III )1IS MII Cll,
to throw luck into ohmis the prospect1
ol' lolicf, lilnl, im idehtnllv. to kill liitii
.Who aie they' 'I lie answer is easy
'I liov ate the nieii who wind
to wrest th" siibwav nroieol from its.lln P'-tved baseball for money in North
itiii.i.,.1- nl i.-.. in li... business i..linii.L. 'i"'()li'lil l" wis sophiMicated enough
i'"01"1 " '"'-"" '"'"""'"iwhen he .oil,,.,! ,,e Amateur Athletic
.trillion of n great i ity'H affairs audio put
.it into politiis in tl oniing nuiiiieip.il
( campaign as the instiiiinent of their
ilaclional or private purposes. Ten
private purposes. Icin
thouwind words on this aspect of the
ca-e could not add to the foioo of that
l.eir..,tk. nhv , ,...,..iim Tliov
J un ready, if thevean si aie thetiovcrnoi'
linic helping them, to wieel; tin great
beiieli; now alim.-i an n tti.ihty for this
town, ti t it 1 under preicii'e of an alum
tic campaign fur full miitiiiipal con-i Mic
tion and operation on tin- plan of the
Stolen Island ferry!--postpone the day
of New oik's reliel even to the fireek
kalends, for it will be years and years
before the debt limit enables the city to
do tlie job itself.
Tin's is the only subway crab in sight
We much mi-take the temperature ot
prevailing public sentiment in Oreuter
J New Yoik if its respectable and long
suffering citizens are not fast getting
into the mood to -ei,:e thc-csitnster seii-s,itionah-is
and interi -ie. politician
and half cracked municipal owner-hip
thoon-tw by the nape- of their necks
and -hake them till their teeth rattle
and fall out.
,'ll'r Unlit. in sun'r.i u A iiieml incut .
Whai is tin public feeling n to the
propo-cd woman stiflrngeaiiiendinehi to
I the ( 'otistj union, passed by both bra in h
' es ot the New oi I; Mate Legislature a lid
' yet to be pa-soil b the Lej-'atiire of
1 I'.d.'i. in the tall of which ear it will be
submitted to the ptopl." Lveti yet, in
spite ol the triumphs of the woman ul-fragi-ls
in the West ,i-t year, in -pile ot
, the more or lo striking recent advertisement-
of the movement, ill spite of
I the industry anil ingenuity of its advo
cates and an amiable attitude on the
, p u t of hearers and readeis, can aiiy
body tell how much iii.pic.-sion has
been made upon the great mass of luth
jerto opposing, lukewarm or indifferent
', folks, women and men? We don't
i mean the politicians, but the "Mlcnt"
obscure majoritx .
! In a little mote than two years the
people will have to dot ide. h is no
. longer, at least in New York, a quest ion
of equal rights. Woman suflr.ige will
' give to women of New York, m a sense,
more than eipial rights and hv-s than
i equal burdens Woman suffrage ,- ,,ow their word. If the Democrats w ill only draw their monev Iron, the banks and hoard
! lob. consnleriil not mai'iiy in it.-ellc t be a- conservative about some other u .M,tl,v ,,f the -fotek-n element" con
upon the status of woman but in it- mallei's a- lliey are in a way to be about , rinded to leave the country and take their
i benefit or detriment to tlu1state. The
arguments o far a- they are not a priori !
jwill have to be drawn largely, wvj
'should suppose, from tin e.xperienco of
State.- where woman -nil rage exi-t.-.
I'os-ihly there will be a tremendous'
quickening of public sentiment before
UU.V Speaking impartially, we hope
' -''' ' ''.- - lanon or
prejudice upon the de-irabil,ty or prob-
able effect of woman suffrage m this
State, we merely wonder how far it-
people have made up their minds.
The l)sitialllleat ion of an Olympic
The story of .I..mi:s Tiioupk. the Sao
and Fox Indian student of the Carli-le
School, that he played ba-eball for
money in the Ka-tern North Carolina
league in the -iiiumer vacations of
1 !M f. and itiio. will make an unpleasant
sensation in amateur athletic circles
I in this country, in L'irope. and m the
Hriiish possesions everywhere. Tiioni'i:
was the greatest ".ill round athlete" who
appeared in the Olympic gatnosat Stock
holm last July, and his tame spread
to every part of the world reache 1
by tlie cable. Souin of our Urit th
I cousins who are more i austjc than kind
j will icgard tlie disclo-ure as a scandal
! that lauiislies the hiilliunt triumph of
America at Stockholm.
I It i- true that the ndnii mn made by
'Tiioi'.i'i: formally put the Amencaii
I Olympic ( 01111111(100 on the defensive,
, bill it will be able, we behove, to satisly
1 the Swedish alllholilles who had charge
of the games that n had no knowlis.Igo
i of Tnoiti't;'s disqtialilicaiion. Itospon
Jsilulity for the unpleasant incident is
j acknowledged in the apology and e
'planution already drawn up to be sent
I to the Swedi-h Olympic committee, and
I through tho intcrtiaiional committee to
! the nations of the world whose athletes
. I . , i-. , t I , . ,
coinpet.sl at .Stockholm. As is pointed
out in tins s.a.emc,., "Tnoiuu.'s act of
'professionalism was in a sport ocri
which tho Amateur Athletic I'nion has
no direct control," and the games of the
baseball league in which he pluvcd two
land three years beforn In competed at
i Stockholm were not reported "in the
more important papers of the country."
I It might be added that this Indian stu
Ident was not fuinmis asaiiathleie in l!m:i
and tuiu, and tho otliccrs of the union
I could not bo expected to follow his
! movements. It is always difliciilt to
detii't professionalism in summer base
ball playing by eollego studcnis, and in
tho i use of the Indians citletcd ai c-n-
lisle well nigh impossible. j
In the British dominions and on the'
Continent it will bo maintained that!
the American Olympic committee ought
to havo known that so niiglily nil aihlete
as Jamiis TlKiltl'i: proved himself n, I...
ai Stockholm was not in good amateur
Islanding. This view of the case may
, be tlie popular one, but the F.nghsh ait-
'thonties have had their own tumbles
with amateurs who turned out lo be
I professionals ii'eording lo the letier of
'ihe law. The ofiieiiil view will doubt-
'less find extenuation in the drcn.,..
I stances of the ac. opiauc,. ,,f Thokpi
by thu American Olympic , ominittee.
II lllimi i . OM inoei cil Hint III lS tlp-
plication for rvgisiinliou in ilpj Anu-
i Iiiiu. That wnMhorceonl which seemed
to justify his accept unci) us it competitor
in I he Olympic names. Tlloiti'K stripped
of his lioiiors won at Stockholm and
(storing the trophies is not really u
iiathelie (inuie, because it' he was ipno-
rant of violating; the iitnateiir law when
,., . ' , , . i,t,u i., ti,
,.;lll..s r ,H. American competitors at
the Olympic games,
i Thedis( lo.ureishi
i nein-i lo.-ure is humbling, ror Atneri-
vnu w,'fe proud of the victoriesof their
I '''"'- "I Stockholm, which were sup-
. iiiK.i.1 (it. 1 1 ..1 .1.. ...... ....
' 1 " 1 cicuiii .m in
It hoy were decisive of superiority. For
I mimicry the deduct ion or points scored
by iIa.mi s I iiiuii'i; which mu-t now bo
made will Mill leave the 1 niied States
easily lir-t in the track and Held events.
It is some consolation to know that the
amende honorable is to be made un
equivocally nnd promptly.
Whether Mr. Hi'.ya.v is or is not to be
an ornament of the next Administration,
lie ha- no inlhietice with the Democrats
ol tin Ways and .Means Committee.
Tin- voko of that expeneiir cd apostle of
trouble was and is for Tree raw materials,
a doctrine whose relation to a tariff for
revenue is not always apparent. Mr.
Hiiv.v groaned ami wept over .Mr.
I M)Ki;w ood's deseition to "the pio
tcoted interests," Hryanese for a wool
revision bill which left an average duty
of 'jo per cent, on wool and .'ill per cent,
or thereabout .tin wool manufactures.
Mr. l'M)i:iiW(i(U) and his associates
were equally unmoved by the Hryan
cry of free wool and the pleas of the
lieaen high protectionists who look oil
Si'lieiliilo K ;us the ark of the covenant.
I'lie Detnoi tats are committed to "ma
terial leiluctions" to "be speedily made
upon the i ssities of life." They are
al-o committed, though .Mr. IIrtan
seemed to forgot it last year and the
year before, to a careful and conserva
tive revision of the tariff. The Denio-
i ratio platform of IU11' said what it nuiy
l)c worth while for the general run of
i itizens to road again if any of them are
worrying about what the Sixty-third
Congre.-s will do to the tariff;
"We refoiriil?,. tlmt otir system ot tariff
tiiMltiuli is iiitln-itel v iiiui'erteil with the
hiisitiesM of the eoimtry and we favor the
ultimate nttainn.ent of too principles p
adwuate liv leirislatlon that will not Injure
or destroy legitimate lndutr
The Democrats promised to leviVc;
thev promi-ed not to injure or destrov.
V dcont regard for thcr own l...tW...'
as citien- eager for prosperity and as
Demoi rats eager for continuing Demo- ,
cratio stn cess will make them keep
An HiTlelriicy Verdict.
The members of the F.fficienoy Society,
having gathered at half past 7 o'clock
to eat their n o'clock dinner, were, with
the exception of the dinner committee,
naturally in a mood to examine criti -
cally the conduct of their non-cllieien,
neighbors. Ihe results of the survey
were highly gratifying. Professor
Josr.i'H F. Johnson:, dean of the New
Yoik Cniversity's S hool of Commerce,
summuricd the opinions of his fellow
' H v aerlderif. il.l country has the worst
banking system in the world.
"Our io ernnient Is the worst govern
ment In the world
"In .New iork city alone methods of In
effli leney cause the waste of between
.'(ii.ii,ini and SOi.oou.Miunutially.
In whai other country is the budget
eli'iKiiuti'd and neirlei ted us it is here?
"We ar" ( lie only people on the face of
ih earth who don't do business in a bus.
"In no hi her country hns the t'hiet Kteoi
live so little power us the Chief Kteelitive
of th. I nlted .Mates '
Hut why give to accident tlie credit
for imposing on the country the worst
banking system in the world? Why not
let it rest where it liolongs, on the shoul
ders of a deliberately malicious and
inclllcicnt people? It is worthy of re
mark ul-o that in New Yoik city, with
its waste of between $.(K.i,ono,oon and
$,imi,ooii,oou a year, tlie budget is an
institution perhaps us well known as
is tin Johnson School of Commerce.
Nor will tho declaration that "in no
other country has the Chief F.xcciitivo
so little power as the Chief F.xeoutive
of the Cuiliil States" fail to revive con
lidence in tin propaganda.
For ourselves we are irrevocably onrn-
nilll'.'i K"" I'l'i" lit IIIIOI IIIUID,
,,, ,,...., i,PJ ., i r ,..'
It Is n peculiar world. .St. mi I'ionrrr
What kind of a world do you want?
A world that includes viuieties Hodifforont
as tho Hon. Mosi.s Kiiwin Claim1 and the
Hon Japa.m llr.PK has to le imculuir or
shut up shop Tho more oculiar the
better; n Hum old planet, nn amusing little
nblitn spheroid. Long may It wave; wo
doubt if even Coluiutl It H t could mako j
a le.'tter one oil hand
'Ihe Pink Aurora llorealis, Colonel Jim
Ham Lkw'is, contiuues to malniuin his
Sublime Port, but seems no nearer tho
1,'niled States Senate than ho was a mouth
ago Why is Illinois untrue to her chief
j i'rofe.srs Ksnun ami cium hhn of the
' nberliv of fhwano declare that tobacco
snink do.- not bcnellt houm plaiita.-Hff
It hciii'ltis ut least ouo huuibl homo
i plant, domeslicatod man.
- Cnder tho holding -situations V.kmiu"
in Us advenisliig coluinm, Fofrs far
H'ounii, published in Fngland by Fiu;ii.
iw Hand Lmmli.ini. Pi.i hick Lawiik.ncic,
. I',il,,h lollowing:
1 W.inlcd In fcina'l Ntiislm: Home, I.ady
ideiiend li) assist with ioiiework good
oiliunr. Male Minim
Thero is nuolher advetl!nement for
woiking pupil iiudyi for small dairy nud
poultry farm," and it in stipulated that
hIio must Im "a Rood milker.'' In the
tillo or their proselyting Juiini.il tho
IiAWiikntkh still retain tho grand old
name or woman, but tho dignity and
respectability of labor require that It
bliall bo lroptcd In the cam of maids of
all work, milkmalils nnd tho bervlng and
wage naming ctuw generally. There Is
evidently method In the rellnometit.
Votes for women are also votes for ladies.
If you nre a shopkeeper you had Ix-lter
I"' out. It Is not Just year window
I WI,"'M. .HrB ?oln " bo attacked, it is
foni(!tlilin fl. Annie Ken.nv, o London
It Is the pit'iinnt charm of tho British
militants that the mystery of their threuts
to do "something awful" keeps tyrant J
man in a constant state, of suspense..
Is It worth while to dwell again for a
moment on Mr Wilson's supposition,
worthy, if great things may x compared
with small, of the most Imaginative theo
ries ot the timgiizino "publicists" from the I
tune of tho "Treason of the Setiatn to the
latest oracle of th Hon Lincoln Srtr
russ: ".Suppose mi ro to Washington find try
foRpt at yoiir(loveriitriiMt. You nlllalways
flnil llmt, hllc you lire politely llftencl to,
tin mn really eoiiMiltrd are the men who
huve the liitfcrn hlnke the, lilu hankers,
t'l" hie iniitinliictitrer". the lilt master of
cotiimi.'rce. tie hemls of railroad corpora
lions anil of steamship corporation "
Thus tho unhallowed combinations that,
passed tho Hepburn net and the Sherman
act nr unmasked. Duly tho "big bank
ers' are missing Is It due to them, does
Mr. Wilson think, that. Congress 1ms re
fr.tlncd from reforming the currency and
i is p,it belief, however, thai tie' Sien.ite
full refue to lake roitiiliiin e of tli rharijes
that h vi hee m ul.; aalnt Senator 'r.
LI N - Thr 'tih
rliarges thai Mr. Koosi.vi:i,i when
President would not take coguiz-mce of.
After his amalgamation proposal has henn
condemned by the same, infalliblo au
thority. Mr. Mcnsfv, itnvalient. ceii
tumnoiotis, sturdily perpetrates another
act or lose majesty.
imvvi.su i: siu r.n svr.rxn.
The IticoiiirnleniTs or I'rofrssarUI
lo tiii i.i'iroii oi- Th k Si n -.sir a
"killed puhlle siK'.ilier would neer assert
I poilthrly that any iiuitlnil.ir class of eitl-
Zens were eUi?.n;oil III nefarious praotices
or hud Leeti "convicted,'' imt on th other
hand uulil generalize nnd say it has heon
a"s-rted that smli nnd -uch eils exist,
and (hniild th.U pmve to l tlie case alter
im estimation remedies will Is found that
.ill pieieut thu c'oritiriu.uitr of tho ohjeu-
, tiouahle cniiditlutis,
I Mr Itim-eielt in hid wild statement
i made prior to the lute panic relative to
I " malefactors of treat wealth had much to
do with detro hit; public coulldeiuo and ,
biimihii: about tho ctitidltiotis under which
thin cuunuy has sufTereil for the l.o-t lle
eAr 1 1" "''e!llt:eiit public Une- what
as-umed that th- 1're-ident of the t nited
Mates knew- what ho a talklm: about and
"rimed If the facts were as tateil by him
money th them Verr many Industries'
suffered and an Immense amount of money
h'ft the country
What w istrtieof Mr Kuoievelt's remark
is euually true nf there made by Mr. WINon.
'the tintnlHlliKfiit portion ol the publii!
lake his remarks as true, tha' a money
trust eiit, I at the banker- huve been
convicted. Ae , with Ihe re-ult (lint niraln
i confidence is weakened. io the detriment of
ZflZiJlXnu Zlle 7'Z
j whole Coverninent or the t nlted States:
j th.it the burden rests upon him of suesest-
ItiB and incltlnir such leiM-latnm a- may lie
lie.esiiry io correct the evils which he
assumes to exist This savors more of
! Imperialism limn of democracy, anil Ills;
peculiar views of his repunlhlluies cm j
only be ac minted lor under the assumption
that to him the eeneral public occupies the
position of a class of college students.
It Is earnestly to b Imped thit Mr Wilson
will heed the criticisms which have been
expressed throughout the fnlted States
nnd adopt as his watchword the old maxim,
"Silence is golden " (ii.osnr. II. ItrvjiMiN.
Xf.w Vont. .lanuary :s
"i nad nut nru rnt."
To Tiir. nniroB or Tnr. suv-.str; In to-day's
SIN "W. M. S." riles hut a small parcel of the
classic "I Ilf.d Hut rifiy Crnls " May I supply
thr remainder' WIU.IOJ H. W'HlTXHIiu.
.Vi.iv Yonu. January I".
Mie raid .lie wan'l hungn . he ilidn I care to est,
Hul I'ie cnt ini)tir In :ny old rloihes to Im t he
an-i h" beat.
She took it In socnsry. he had an swful tank,
She tatil thr wrmi'i llilrny, liul this Is what th"
A whlskry skin, a (lass of (in. made me shake
(ilnrrpip mm on top. a rcliooier. thrn.ofbeer;
, clas of n'.r, a t'lil rorktalt. 'h' ouchi to had
When lie calleil fur more, 1 fell rrn the flnor, for
1 had tint fifty rents.
You bet I wasn't hunity. t didn't care to eat.
Kiprttltie eery niomeiit o v Irked mil la the
She said -he'd biltiz her family round one day
and we'd have fun;
When I gar the man the fifty rent, tahy, this
Is what he done
He ime n.y 1 lollies, he niakhcd my time, he till
me In Ihe jaw.
lie laie me a prlr.r, a pair of hlark ese, and with
me vrlprd the miT,
He raiiitht ine where my i lotlies hum l(K),e ur.il
tillrlieil me over the fence;
Take my advice, don't try It twice, If sun me
hul Ufty i-enls.
William Mnrrts a I. title Scralrhril.
'lo the rnnoK or Tiiu he.", -tfir: .Siru.:.i
nf ihe old comic soniis.
W lien you are tnlddie need and would reran
A ii if thai even now J our Lean endears.
When modern illllles with their filpprrlrs p.ill
Cnmiiari'il wlih what on heard la 1 unne years .
Peniianre yon will fniii't our uellltn; tears
And smile nualii as preentl you s.ij
Some Wb Jlwtle ur furgutti n i.ij .
When rou're .wear' of th" hunt for mlttli
Tluoiuli riinile loiirulls, atnl with doleful i,h
feel musl unkindly unto nil tl.e earth,
And erudite the pennle Hut tin y nsi tolmy.
These "weal.lj comli's" tin iferlr. like in ilk,
Itememlier then n little while. I pniv.
The rlevrr lnrrs of n former day.
.Vrvr Vomr. January Ss Dipbivi.
"I.llllr Mac's" .Vame and Speclalti,
ToTiir. Ilmroit ok Tub Sitn- -.sir; 'l in: Si n ,,
January :i haw an nrllcle In reference to "Mule.
Mar," n dear old friend of mine. HU name was
not "Johnny Mrte." hul Ithemter Mcliolson. He
Plnyel wlih llrjanl's Minstrels under the name
of "I.llllr Mae.'' II Is steal art w an nun nionkny.
CiuitiocH II. I'tmiNaov.
Nkw Voiik, January 36.
Data of ihe fills.
To hik rniTciri or Tin: Sr.v .s'.r: What has
hrcome nf mrli m.od plays 11 "Itninany Itye,"
Heme's "Hearts of dak" and the good old panto
mlmr, that were pled In Ihe early 'fos?
. (iuoncii. C Tll.MUT,
HTiir rati. January J.
TheMolei I'nmliiK nut too'
The lluhlier Plain- .Vol on your life, wait till
the fi.Us tn the flat eel that tired feellnf.
An Old Annipolltan ttecnlts 11 IJIorlon
C'uatum and llltuat.
To Tllf. KtilTOK OK Till'. Ht'N'-.Sir The
filllorlnl article In I his morning's Hl'Vlitlin
in 11 the Navy" takes me hack to those cure
free days of twenty ear .io when 1 was
01m or the tour hundred or mi cailele at lh j
Nnvnl Academy uml eiijoje the iie which
Is now to be banished Irom its weekly hill '
I can 1,1-c (he loiiti blue line st.nidliiz at
attention before the old main oaarters, now
replaced by the maitldflcent stun lures that
trace the Innks ot the Severn. Now 1 nines
the sharp word of command: "Two's rlitht'
Forward at ease, march!" and the four
hundred healthy hoys file nimbly up the
steps nnd into tlie mess hall. Down the lotur
aisles to their appointed places, the sllenee
broken only hy the shuntlne of many feet
upon the tloor. Now they are mainline
erect behind the chairs.
"Seats!" from the cadet rnniinatider at
his plare. at the slnff table with the other
lihrh cadet officers mid the ynufn lieutenant
I'ach lunn Moops to put his np on the
crossed wires under his chalriind then comes
!hi rattle of dlsie, the liustlltur of mess
attendants and the deafetilnir roar of con
versation, the absence of which when the
"ellenre" la given to nn unpopular oftleer
Is an awful ttitriK to one who has ever been
a part of the happy hand.
'I'tventy-two men at each of thx Innr
tables, ten plehes to a talile, five on a side,
well down the middle, l.nch of these, fol
lowing the unwritten regulation that have
come down from the earliest d.ij s, sits erect.
In silence, hie b.i'lc unsupported by the
rhnir Not until dune inn he lean hncW and
talk like anv other 11 per cln's man The
latter, h.ivlnir cone through the same ex
periences the yeir holore, now tnkeoitp tlie
d illy course In etliptette with Ihe plehes.
"What's tlie dessert to-day, mlter?"
comes the iiM,i,n (o a lair haired "plehe"
from an upper clijss man who will probablv
irusp the taller by the hand in .lute- anil
more than likely bcomeone of his llfelonn
Sllll flustered from his hurried trip to the
fnrhldib'ii precincts of the kitchen Just
before formation, the fair haired oti whls
tiers "Pie, ir "
"1'Ie! (live the Spanish name for If '
"I don't know, sir "
"Don't know !" the tipper class man thun
ders: "under the t.ilile with you " And,
rlnirer'v, lest the vinuii: lieutenant see him.
Ihe luckless one slides down in his chair
until with a lnl careful effort his Hushed
fan disappears ben'Mth the tolds of the
"I'ced htm!" is (he order to the sea! mate
of the lucl:les one- and a plat" of roast
bef und potatoes, the knife and the fork
are placed in n hand that reaches, up from
below, dutches them and draws th"tn down
out of ii;ht
"Can j oil eive the Spanish name'" to
another of th p!ehs "Pin, sir." comes
the ready response
"Won't do, "itrprisiui; n;untaur e sit on
infinity, mister." upon which the classmate
of the nut cart lieceath the table lak"s his
welirht off his clnir. pushes this clear from
him and noes 011 wlih his meal, poised in
tin- air and retamliK hi slttin- posture a
Ihoiiih thei'hulr were still beneath him.
And so the eood natiired badlnais'e toes
on as the meal progresses. One man, tier
hatis. Is asked to tell a story about his nap
kin rinif, and a classmate Is suddenly askr-d
to take up the thread
II v and by the tables are cleared Dessrt
is entmuif. The outcast is allowed to crawl
up acaln The man who has been "rcstinc"
on Infinity finds his chair shoved tinder him
All hands are needed now.
behold' Par down at the end of the room
Ihe mess attendants are hurrylnir m with
large trays of rrlp, freshly baked pies,
"'lh' next event." in lie tones of th pro
fessional announcer, flom the Hps of a
l)lu eyed third class man, now restinc in a
grave beside the. other heroes on the hill
that look- f ir out upon the Chesnpeake,"th'
next event will be the pie race. Plehes on
one side of tho table against those on the
other sld. s second helping tn the win
tiers, who will be matched against the win
ners at tho iieit table Vhistlo when
Ten pairs of hands at oach table clutch
ten of the llttln pies. Ten boyish heads
lean close to the table wultinc for the word.
"(lo'" and ten mouthfuls of a el?" that
would break the heat ts of fond mothers far
oft somewhere if thy could see them are
wrenched from the pies N'ow for the bites
that count. II" careful or you'll break tlie
thins In two and drop some on the floor
and bo disqualified, to my nothing of spoil
Ing that blue service) uniform you brushed
so carefully thtg morning
I.orilv! The fellowucrossthewaylsnearlv
through. Faster, faster, make every mouth
ful count N'ow to whistle no, In Just a
minute, int to swallow n little more, yet
N'ow! And woe) betide the man who nhistles
"One minute and eight seconds," cried our
timer to the timer at the next table "One
minute und ten seconds ' comes the answer
1111 Instant later.
"Come on, we'll race jou And nwny
they go again. Oh, thoso were great days,
days when those who couldn't do much 011
the football field or on the crew helped to
swell the prowess of their classes
During my plelx year pie. eating was my
long suit before tlie year was over I was
smuggled around to race ngalnst the cham
pion of nearly every table und nearly lo-t
my place in the list of tin tcademy's im
mortals heeaiisM I almost choked to death
on u prune pit that had boon lttt in 0110 of
S.ixo the pies nnd pastry to c.ircfiee boy
hood Save the cream purls used to
rcioive in abundance, pierce with n knife
and hurl surreptitiously nl olns-uimtos at
nearby tables. And how those crenm puffs
used t oopc out when they struck tho
shiny blnik face of one or the mess atten
dants' o,, t 1MM1
N'kw Vor.K. .lanuary t'T
ToTiir. i:nmaorTHK.Si'N ,S'r- ihe 1'elernl
statute 1 lied hy THE Scn In the rase nf faslro
rinds "shall," not "mai." o that no discretion
ts left in the (inirrnmeut to eaclude or not e
elude a person cimili'tnl ,( rrluir or ft-iiuiv.
eirept purely political rrlt.ies mn IiimiMiiit
moral turpitude " The Administration seems
to he ppus-eillng upon Ihe principle of holding .1 1
uinii guiny until lie proves Die ni'ipulii l( lis
pin' reding In Castro's case is based upon an
possible American pilnclile of l.iw. what limit
Is thrre tn p ' .UMhs mi.si.i r
I' 11 ll.s nfc t.l ll 1 s J.ihn.ir
Tin lliiccaneers of tlie Ha rue I'aual.
Kidil, chieftain uf (he bucciineere
' I'ik so 1 he storv goes
Wore jewelled pendants In his ears
111l H ruby 011 his nose.
He (risked along the Spanish .Man,
nd Hie luai k rcl tb'et to boot
iiave largess to his 111 got gain
Hut he didn't give .1 loot.
Tw.n 'aid h" burled deep hla gold
UoniT lh" Moh'iwl;'. shore.
Then sailed away, so I've bpen lohl
I'o sciiln the seas iiico more.
I'or ages evety runner's son
(Ills hunted lor that weulth;
Hut 01 cry denied one has ben, i,iiii
While digging for his heallh.
Nope! Xary pot of aold wus toiiud
The dmuiiU'd tale wns 11 lie.
Ynp! .Many 11 spade has turned the groiiiid;
I also took a shy,
And with the rest my muscle bent
'I'o hit tho pots that lay.
Hut none of us e'er struck 11 cent
That the pirates put nwny.
Tin buccaneer contr.ielors swooped
Along Die Mohawk's shore
Thy skun Ihe ercum, nnd nulciily scooped,
With their weasels brimming o'er.
Hy heck, but Captain Kid I wus tntue.
Compared In this sumc crew
Tim barge Canal it v.as their game
ud Ihev won Ihnilerii gsnp; too'
llor.xi 1. Siivmoit Krt.ui r;
THE til It lilt OlltL.
.Not un "Inferior," but "an HerMorklnit
Ma) lie Miortcnrii?
To nil. r.tuiolioi'TllKSt'N '!! 'I hul. I
mnld either Is or ntav be considered alwu
un "Inferior being" I do not admit Manv
maids are superior In poise and a sense of
dutv lo those who employ them H'U.
hiving nothing In coinmmi, Ihe business
ground Is thebesi meeting place and affords
the creates! Independence to both 'I lie
love one sometimes finds In .1 maid's selfless
devotion of her life to a family Is ns rare
as It Is fine, and can show (he ovabli;lies
of those loved 11s well ns the nature that
gives II. Hut this we calitiot always gel,
nor do neasli for tins basis in hoiiewotk
In a life (hat dm- not create ambition
ami promotion there Is monotony. nd 111
work that eaiinol In nientrated, but
spreads Itself over many hours and is filled
with uncertain demiiiils, tlcre nre Irregu
larly Tree periods, but they are solitary
nnd solitude and monotony In ii'limlted mind
torm 11 vicious circle.
Kven In simple homes thnl roiltd be better
pin lined v tieti built If people felt the demand
seriously, there Is small preparation lor lh
human needs of (he workers of the home.
And In Hi" absence nf nn kind or 11 ptaie
In which to receive guests, other than
the kitchen, which l the workshop of the
home nnd should lie considered n such, we
assume the responsibility ot not giving (he
maid, who Is human, the chance we should
like ourselves. It Is possible to be an out
alder, yet feel "nl home -
We may not always us,, our spare time
profitably, sometimi we need to be l.iuirht
how to iio so, but each or us Is better br
fotne of It II given us a chance for variety
which may hold opportunity but Ihe ninid
who begins her duties In the American
home Ht il .iu In the morning nnd finishes
her dinner dishes nt Id o'clock, or Inter, nt
night has a very long day. Sic does not
always work hard or well mid because the
demand Is greater than the supply, she
knows, as is mil lh" case of the factory girl,
that (die does not have to. which Is bad for
any oceupat'oii or point of view In toy
experlem tho desire of the hou-eworker
has been for 11 certain amount of dallv
rieedom rather than higher wage", whhh
Is up.osd lo be their compensation If
this were given I believe wages could I)"
lowered, more women would take up work
In houses, we could iti-l-t upon a higher
lass of work while they wen at it. and a
greater ontlm-in-ni lor housework would
be the result
I have no fale s,.m inient about the home,
nnd I should not be sorry lo see n go did I
not feel that its beauty lay in Its being some
thing more than a social centre or the het
and most convenient wnv to feed a large
lamlly. A woman should professionalize
her housekeeping, and nk" r home n
pleasant training school for daughters and
sons. Tor In no other way can so much
be tauchl tlcm that will make thetii In turn
understand cost, how to ue what they buy
nnd the proper ltigth of time that is urce
sary lor work that tntl-t be done Such a
leadership makes happier, better servants.
Hut to shorten their workingdtiy we must
either link" them work In shifts or cut down
the working day of our business men.
r.ilher of these seems a startling change
However. It Is the Ion business day that
sets our pace and carries social life and its
service Ihe clock nrouud. So comes th"
piesiio Can we change the lives of our
-ervant s, or is the tltn" coming when we shall
lie forced to change both their lives and
ours? I" M W
N'i:w Yor.a, .lanuary 17
V SiiKBCstloii That Clubs for Domestic
tenants lie formed.
To nil. I.tuion or Tin: Si s - s',r "Mrs.
1' is right in asking wliy so much syuuuthy
should be giien to factory girls, who could
so easily haie comfortable homes nnd save
money by going Into domestic service
The obiectiotis to "housework" seem to
be two tlrst, th it a girl engaged in domestic
service occupies) an "inferior" position so
cially because she does not associate on
equal terms w ltd the family of her employer,
but is relegated to the kitchen, where her
work lies, A girl employed in a inctory
is thought to be "just ns good nsany one,"
although ah does not associate wlih Die
family of Her employer cither, ami is not
expected to enter his house by either the
front or the hud. door These iihsurd ills
tinctlons nre made by the girls themselves
ty cultivated lady, such ns they wish to
be considered, would appreciate how much
more there Is of dignity nnd refinement In
the life hf a respectable horn, even the
kitchen end of It. than in the swarming sur
roundings of a lactory, thrown into more
or les close relations with girl of nil orts,
good, liail and indifferent
The second and more sensible objection
to housework oh a profession "I.." expresses
when she says that "a girl longs for an op
portunity to ee something of h"r Med."
maid in n family where only one or two
servants are employed leads, in one way.
a lonely life. I'nless she happens to have
relatives or friends with homes or their
own she is cut off to a great extent from
the companionship of other girls
II occurs to ine thru posbly this objec
tion might he lessened il some of oar wealth y
nud philanthropic women would establish
clubs lo which only domestic servants
should b" eligible as members. I.et them
have attractive, pleasant rooms when- by
he piyiuciit of a no ml mil fc" a gill could
feel lu-rself at home, have a place to i;o 011
her afternoon out nnd be sure of fludins
other girls engaged in the same line of
If by this menus housework loiild be
made more popular, so mat the supply oi
workers would somewhere near approach
the demand for thyui, It would be a boon
to thousands or overworked housekeepers
in I his Land or th" Free I'.. I, Psi.f
N'r.w oiik, .lanuary vo.
.Ionian It a Hard Hnail to Travel.
To Tin: KlMlitlt or TtlK Sl'N sir: 'Ihe
mill niceties who ate to march to Washing
ton under command of (.eueral l!os,ili
Inties have a higher, nobler and more ethical
putpose than to select the most pictillcsinio
and easiest route.
licnerill .lones obviously and lightlv
ngiees with the high priest .Snrnsfrn of
"'Ihe .Magic l'bite" that it is through trials
nud tribulations that love nud oustnncy
are proved, Iherelore, if these women are
sieadlast In their letHrtiiinatlon to nive
the wmld they will not listen to any such
smooth tempters as Tin-: Si x suggesting
In an eilltoilnl all hie "Ihe Komi to .iu
belli" that they sail in palatial feirj bouts
act dsn to bll.ibelh Hut when such tempta
tions are put in their way In do as men
would do, ride in automobiles when mi
such a mission the will cry "llxcelsioi"
and galluinly march on
.1 Mi I'M P. Dnwi.i.i,, Jr
N't lUvr.v, Conn, .Inmiary :;
larlsson's Iwn Irishmen.
To THK KDlTon or Till! Scv- Mr; xmlrew
Jackson had another Irl-hinaii besides Tnney in
hla t'ah I net. His name was Mcl.atie and he wan
Secretary of Ihe Treasuij , and Ids falhcr hailed
from County Mntiauhan. IU.suonp.
New Yonx, January :s.
l.uills Mi bane of Delaware was also
secretary of state for a year in Jack-sou's
The I'un Deserves the I'll.
.lusrph received his cunt nf ni'in colors
"Hope there Is no dun 10 ll," he mutincd
Hanitit Whai Is wolse Hum snue frlfhi'
barnstormer Audience frlirht
III Ihe .Yiirl'i -tmenriin llrrlrii for I rhru.it y
Chlng-l'huii Wnnj describes the tTilocsr n-iolu-lion,
I,'. I'orrltl the e.paiisliin of Cniiniln, I'. Hick
ley M.irvtll's poetiy and Ur 1" ( I'rnhody the
prrarhlhg of Phillips lliooks, uhlle Professor
Mllnsterherc applies hs prliologliMl tests 10
Ihe navy There are articles un tarlit ieillou
socialism, railway cicdll null tiu-i n gtil'illoii,
with two pacirtr and rixlruauf lloris l.oip'utiolt"
and Ihe Disraeli blograph) ,
LOW WOULD OVERSEE
Tells I'Yilenitioii Thai t,u
SIkhiIiI lie lifo'iiliiti'tl ,i
Well Willi. lie Hues
V0IU II EM m.NlM.XN
Civic I'etlenilion lleni's llclim,,
tin Model 1'ension l,in fop
The National Civic Federation .
It thirteenth nnniial met titiu (1
Hotel Antor ycsteiday. I'tcsidctit
Low udvoented tin Interstate
commission to supervise busini s.-4
xvay similar to thu rcitulatlnn or trnn
portatlon by the Interstate. Conunm-s
The.so fciitenccs of Mr. Low's peV),
xvcre especially npplauilcd:
It Is not a cptestlon whether the Mate,
or tho I'nion can control Interstate buslnsM
to the greatest advantage. 'I he thinir
that experience) uneipilvocatly cnndemiis
Is tho attempt to control the agent by out
uovenitnent nnd the thing that the aceLt
does by another.
Nowhere nlsu In the world is this i
tempted nnd nowhere else In tho world '
prlinte business, n such ctmos ns hers (0
the Cnlted States Whatever else rn.iy be
lone, until tho I nlted States controls the
agent that docs Interstate business as ur1
as the business that he docs, there Is tiu e
capo from the cvlh to which 1 have referred
I In my Judgment the I nlted states mui
'control the corporations which do intei
state business on 11 large scule, eiihe
thioilgh the crant of n Federal llen-e I.
State created corporations doing inte
state business, or by substituting nation 11
incorporation Tor State incorporation in
If then It Is the desire of the American
people to prevent monopoly In any line ..(
private business, no matter what, their
should bo u law which will ,111-0 a loss of
property to any one taking part in the
AilKUst llelmont'.s report nn chuu
man of tin; department on compcns.i
tlunM for Industrial iicctdcntH and thur
prevention xvu.s read In Mr. lhltunnt s
absence by John I!. Mcl'lieruon, seer. -tary
of the Sew Utmlund Civic reilcra
Kmercon Mc.Mlllin reported nn ti,e
regulation of public utllltlc.s. Alum 1.
r.ulier tii)hc of reform in legal pro
cedure and William It. Wlllcox of
welfare xvotk. l'rogre.H on 11 model I
lirovldlny; pcn-loim for Kcdctiil, Stuie
and city emtiloycc.s was reported by I'
Spencer lluhlwin, llcorKe T. .Moik.ui
und Arthur Williams.
Alter Mr. Low went 11 way Samuel
('lOinpors wan chairman of the mei
Ing. John Mitchell, eN-prcsld. nt of the
Mine WorkciM, was prencnt but did not
In hl.s o)enlnir addre.s.s Mr. Low sa.d
that the jircsent tucthud of dealing xxl'h
the trust question Is "merely playing
with tin .situation." lie sugBcstcd that
there b a upecilk acknowlcdttenieiit
that "all restraint of competition Is no'
necessarily restraint of trade," nnJ
favored the Federal license, for Sta'e
created corporations, "because that u
the path of least resistance and because
if It bo successful It Involves th" leas'
radical departure from what silrcatlv
To an Interstate trade commission
such ns he thought Mionld t
established, Mr. 'Low would not sb"
at tlrst authority to Hx prices. T "
commission would have power to d'
cldo whether or not a conibln.ui'ti
was legal under the Sherman act lb
ariTiicd that H the details were crp'
Ised by the commission changes r 'ii d
be made to overcome tin eommis.-ioe's
objections. If the commissions 1. K
was (llsiippt'oved by the ll ixernine
the Oovernmetit could appeal.
"I'ractlcallv ." said Mr Low ",1
I method of proceduie would have t"' 1
st t up by which to enable bus
men to tin.! out In advance what t
can do In the matter of conihin.r
or ngreenienlH nmnnir themselves w
out comlni,' tinder the conileitinntl..ii
the Sherman anti-trust law.
"If such a losn! foiindatl..n w.r.
be laid for the exercise e' ills, ic 1
by the interstate trade commissi .11 '
believe that in a few months the .
nes of the country would be rear.l
of th" uncertainty that has .
prevailed and that then w.uil"' be 3
I development, under 5.o crnmen.
1 sight, of very larne business, in
j very reasonable man 1 11 the .1 .
00 take pride
Annlx zltnr ilu iurpo'es of ti.
dustrl.il Workers of the We'd '
Socialist:) and the American I'niir.
of Labor, Mr. Low pointed out t' 1'
A. F. of L. dllTers trom the ... ..
that "Its philosophy Is eulire.v .
slstcnt Willi tlie present organ 1
of Industry tun world over. . n '
basis of private owutndiip"
llmcrson McMlllln said In pir-
Whatever linv be the views ,i .
dividual icgaiding the de-irabllili ' '.1 'is
the Slate legiilate the indlp' ' I 1
utility etiterptises. nil must agtce 11.
signs of the luces point cleailv in "tie
two lllle. 'mils either to public DWnei-i ,
and oK'r.iluin or to public rei"ila"on '
luhiil" ownership a ml opcralion 1 "
lietltiou. relied upon in the earlier d.i
to piolcol supposed inihli.' inteie-'s
has tailed cotutiletelv
Thls was In AtiKUst liclmoiil s ren -t
State legislative commissions hit "
been at wotk nio learning of tho diftn
still in tho way of passing a nam "
workmen'! coinpensntiou nit rxiep' ''
California and "hlo. where a teieiit aineinl
meiit to tho Constitution will Krin' "
legislation. 1'ennsylv.inla will uiilec-i"'
to amend Its Conslltutlon and New s k
has already started In that dlteclloi)
It is the pielorencet of the. .N'alloii.i' '
IVderatlou that. If possible, lit settle "
compiilsory workmen' compensation a "
hhould be put oil tho statute books ''
various Slates, believing that 11 law
slv in its lemcdy and pioMihng I'" ' ' "
malic cwmiH'tirntion of injuied wagoe.meU
Ihiough tho conipillsory iriuciple w
be just both to employe and emph '
To-day's session at the jr
will bcKln at in o'clock. In the lib" " ' -amelidnient.H
to the Fadnian I" '
dilation act and 11 propped '"
State mediation net will be cons
In the afternoon William .lav s"
felln will speak on "Frniocil u '
.. .. v I'.verit M.
V or i llillllirill Jl.ee ",
mi "sionii! Fundamentals In the
led Uibor Movement," und li.i:
Lasloy on "Industrial and t'l1
less In the I'nltcd States''
There uNn will be illsclissleti
whether or not minimum w.i:e
be Hied by law.