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THE SUN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY A, 1913.
I I KsDW. vv.wwx 4, mix
I ntf red at the Post DfTl. p nt rw York .is Srcon I
t'ls Mill Matter.
Svloeilptlnns li Mull. I'iit imlil.
t'ULY. I'rr Mimlh
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It.MI.Y A Nil St'NDAY, Per Year..
ItAII.Y AXliSt'MHV, Per Month
ll nil I
I'ottniio Id fiurlirn countries added.
All checks, money orders, Ar., In he ninth- p.vy
Mile to TIIK SCV.
I'uhlMied dally, Including .Stimlit, liv tlir Mm
rrlntlnir nnil Publishing Astnelatlon at ITn aati
Mrrct, In the llnrottirh nf MMihtltan, New York.
President mill Treasurer, William ". Itelck, ijo
Nassau ttrrt. Vl i"l'rcsilcnl. I'd ward I1. Mitchell,
17it aau street; Secretary. Chcstci S. I,itril, ln
Umilcn once, r.mnsham Itntep, I Anunli-I
Paris nnire. Hup rte la Mlrhodlfre, off Hue ilu
Washington office . Itlbbs nullillng.
Ilrooklvn nT.rc, ina I.UInclnn street.
I our 'r'rthlt ul-n Mrer yt u-UH "irt'iiii-r,r an
t. titlratlnii fnr fHiftUrtttUm iPi In anrr rr'telett
coir'e returned t'trtj muit in itfl raf i frti't stamp
for tint puri'i'i.
The liirntnr T. Nmv l'ns.lilr.
'I'ho iiilln'riMii'i' nf Di'liiwjiti'. iirmxpi'f I
nlly in nilvmii'i' nf I hut nf I'ltlirr N'rw
ilt-f-i-y nr Ni's Mi'Mi'it. ni.ilii'N tin- in-
mm' nix miu'iidiiii'iit n p.ttt of t In I'rd
rrnl 'ou-1 it nt ion . Coiipri'M at lit-t hus
tin- i-on-t It lit lOti.-i I powrr to lay u lax
upon itn'orrii's, from whuti'vpr (.niin-i'
ilnrivi'il, withoni MpporiionniPTit ainotic
I ln ixf'rcM of thii pottor in with
foil irri'-?M. whii'li iihiniU',il tho ri-Miln-ttnti
to tho Ititi's nti tho ut'iH'rul thi'ury
Hint It w.i a pnwiT to l tiM'il hi all
'iiii'ti'iiry. a- a taut ri'snrt, and tint
m tin' nniinarv liiisincss nf proviihni: 1
v avs Htid liu-atis.
lnv far the iiiw Democratic dl
peiisjit cm will depart from this original i
altitude toward themcotne tax idea,
how sii'oug will be the effort to make
i' the instrument nf odious class j.
( nmiiiat'on and ineiiialiiy for sociahs
i 'r in ar socialistic piuposes wholly
apart limn the ipicstinn nf revenue,
now iciiiains to he seen
' 1 1 1 1 1 n i . . Inner Hlllci' Succenr.
I he linn. I'ltw Milt I. Km- -- M( C..l
' 'be siipi.-mc Court of tins I senator O'Ctriini 's line judicial per-
Si.iie. has served mi the Item b fur about , Pptions the proposition, full v elucidated
leven years e po.ses.es II, e respect m I he Illemnrable npilti'tli of the Slipi eme
.in I ".ntnleine of the l oniiimmiy. His (,-, , ,. ii,iias-Colorado caso as
ui'.'lleeiii.il i, utility. Ins business ..ipac-1 r,,,,,!,.,,.,! In- Mr. Justice I1hkwi.ii. that
li v and hi-abihiylndc.il with large and,, nasnin, 'I, s the power to make laws
(' IllpllClled prnlilem. (it hllll. Ill 1111 Mil-' oiw.,.irii,, ..,.nt u ,l. ,l.m..l
i 'illllllo'l dcglee. to tak
mi. a. i hainnan "f the
up mid cat rv i
Public Servn e i
I "mttlsnin. the work of supervision nl !
i In new subway system's construction
We as-ume that his appointment by
t1'- (eiVCi'tlor lllsllle. (he prompt ec-
( 'iti"ii of the contracts which nie to give
this metropolis the relie'l it sorely needs.
The subway grabbers who have been
reai hirig for the control of the subway
(iiestioii. with the intention of throwing
the emir. problem back into chaos fnr I
tb.'ir own political benelit. have .slight
rea.on tn i oiigratulale themselves nn
tin fact that .bulge Mcl'w.i, succeeds
Mr Wl i.i.i u..
.fudge Mit'w.i, is a Tammany man,
fit right and unashamed Then is no
more doubt o his loyally to thui organi
yain.ii than then; should be of his power
to resist any inlluenc" that in M. jnde
p' tident .ludgnietit goesagainst the pub
ic interest. His term as .liisijee of
the supreme Couri has two year, or
liiore to run and. personalK. he is m.ik-
li'gs-.mo sacrifice m iirdci that ( ...vertmr j
;si ivt-.ii s Simmon oi an cxc- eiimgiy
dilliciilt situation may be as satisfac
tory as possible.
We believe that tin (Jovcrnor has
cione a goo. tnitig ior tin . ny. lie has
naiiilv withstood at least two kind.-
of pressure to do a bad thing for tin
c ity, and although the dynamic potency
ol the impact from opposite directions
has been nothing lcs than terrific. Iii.s
executive person this morning shows
no visible signs of having been flattened
Wcfpinte from the N'cw Orleans Timrn
nnnurriil, a newspaper apparently in
favor of putting municipal law above
treaty obligations in the matter of the
tolls at the Panama Canal:
p was Senator O'CIoiim w, wp PpIipvp,
who ciIIpiI intention In Ih" furl Ihtn ihP
tfispini'iit to cnuntuiFi' ciiiniiii'ri'i' whh a imri
of the Hi'inoi rain- piirty's citnlr.-n t with
I he voters 'Die Iliiliiniorn platform pe.
i ifleillv dpi-lurt-d for 'the excriipiinii frnm
t'lllh of Amerietni ship. i'IikiiipmI In Hip
l i.,.lM-e tr.-nle IMS-lm; I hrilllKll I P P.llllllna
( a' tl ' So did ih" platform of the I'rn
cri -ii- 'Ilu llppulilieaii iilorm was
silniu upon the i-niie So larns tin ttii'stlon
h i. ill-en Miihuniti'd in the pi'iiplc, then, tin
popular "tpii'mii has Iimpii ovi'rlipm.
Ito-'ly in fnt or of Hie exemption '
This seems to us to be nol onlya very
friendly but also a remarkably accurato
intciprctmion of the O'G'orman Doc
trine, a doctrine destined to become fa
iiiousand to make its author famous.
Heduccd lo us last terniH the O'Oor
inan Doctnne, as interpreted by thn
New Orleans newspaper, is that treaty
contracts with other nations are subject
to recall or repeal by popular vote in
the I lilted Stales.
Our (iovernment makes, a contract
with (Ireat britnin in the year looi to
to certain things and not to do certain
things, the (onsideratioii therefor bo
ing value lec'cived and being by us
hm ciptod for.
Ilu Senate of the I'nitcd Ktatwi, tho
ratifying authority, duly ratifies tho
treaty, and the President proclaims it,
puitiiiR thu contract on record
v,sa pcipciuai contruct, iikiishoiudio
rcept hy the consent of both parties.
Then is no provision Tor denouncing 1
this licaty There is no way for ono
purty to escape its obliKutions against.
the profest of the other pntiv except make a guess, laughter ih the sixth mul from utilonrf Iho detectives were In in
hv rrniiiliniiriii. mul loptidiution is tiiighlio-i of the h'Uhn i mi iiluiieu wide tin piivai v of tin- welmiom''
1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 ; 1 1 llsoo-
l.leveti jimi liili'i. in tin' sumo
loifihtl t olmliilior wheieiti llie no.v
mi niivi'iiii'iii i nnl r.'ifi v.tih ( itiMl lliil-
Jain was Ktiilii'il. Senator O'Chiiimvs. it
statesman Willi eighteen Jems CXpo
licliio nil llii' lii'lli'll. Illiliolllicos his
lloetniio SillwliillliilllY, III" (Flint'-I
i nmti I 'i h'I 1 1 he in ( lull liii i iiiivi'ii'i'i i' innl
ilu. i i.i iii i'4 nf
tlief llcllloolats in
nlllii' ate lin'.inil hy a hiuhcr law than
lllill nl' the i;'mIhciI wnnl nf i hit (lov
eriinieiit . that hinder law lieiiii a plat
f i n in plank luiHiily and uniiiiimiiiisly
adopted hy nnollleial eltleni n toen
years after llie contract.
Acenldini; to the ()'( inrmali Dneti ine,
as interpreted and extended Ity tlie New
Oilcans Tnnrn-I( rrwernt, the treaty
contract is wiltjcct touliroj:atioii hy lief
erendlini. It.s provifiiotiK Imve come to
Kcetn iinile.sirahle In special intercHts on
one side of thu larain. A dncn years
afler the contract was made it is tie-;
clared inconvenient hy the Democratic
national convention and hy the Pro
urennive national convention. At the
Milise(iiim Picsidential election in tin'
country a majority nf vole are eaM for
the Democratic and the 'rnressie
candidate-. Therefore "the popular ex
pie.ssion is oerhclmiimly in favor" of
the lepiidiation of the contrnct. Tims
hy popular vote the tteaty law is re
pealed, in spite of all (treat llritain can
sav or do.
Is not this winderfully simple and
(III eel mechanism?
We have already called the attention
of the author of the O'Oormuri Doctrine
to the eitcimiManco t lint the Kimc
hmher law in the Ualtimore platform
which lands hm lonscieneo in tho mat
ter of a subsidy to the American const-w-iso
trade, or an "casement" ns his
New Orleans interpreter preforn to stylo
the subsidy, also declares with eona!
i solemnity acamst any tmbsidy to our
merchant marine. Which higher law in
his opinion should prevail?
We also most respectfully beg leave
,. ,r ', ,, ,.,.,
I IIIIIIIVM fll.ll VA1 IRIItl.ll Jlllll,t
'about the bearitiK "H his Doctrine of the
- constitutional denial of the power of any
State to make any law impairing the
obligation of contracts. It is true that
I while prohibiting to the States the right
j in impair cnntr.icts the ('(institution is
.silent about the power nf the Federal
I nngiess m do the same thing. Hut this
'power is nowhere delegated to the
I Federal ( iovernment and we solium to
states ami not granted to Congress,
1 (..it riouer ilois tint ertst in either inn1.
M. Itergsnn on Laughter.
Does our distinguished and welcome
l..tor M llKNIlt HkHI.SO.V succeed
even Ineasur.ibly in an attempt which
it would seem that everybody must fail
in, an even partially satisfactory defini
tion of the causes and meaning of laugh
ter? We quote from his spoken words
,.,-,,, in v'
s KvK.vi.vo St'.v:
I Mini Unit it t nnpns.llili tn elvi ofT-
Icmd ii (ormula for tin" uluianmiirp nf
l.ius'lit'T In tifp I tonk up til'1 study of tin
.iiltlprt iimt)lv tiPonnip II mupd nip. 1 In
le'-t. or ntth'T Hip lrnt fnnllv. fortnulii
w Olll't ll" t!u
We l.'iiwh vaIipd livitiir tu'inus bIvp ii
Hip itnrri-lnn of meilnnwiti. It ipih
ii if I niulitiT wore invi-nleil for the liPiiefli
uf i orris titi lilnmtprs mndp by nmn Mint
I- nfl"ii ride iilon- wtipn e revaril Intn hs
.1 lii'n hlhP
'I he invention of laughter, if it was in
vented by some god mnong man and not
above him. might suggi-it gratitude tn
th" least grateful of his descendants.
Hut was it "invented"? In the jargon of
to-day was it not "developed," at least
it. obvs.eMl ,.vt,ri.,',i ..,i .......
t vh.,t ,lit., obo.ei,l i............. i.:....
the clambering-; and fallings of hi
caudate tribesman in the primeval
forest first broke into the sensations
and sounds called laughter now? I
I lie won, laugmer recalls some
onomatopoetie "monkey business"; the
inward "humor" which Is the intellectual
imtciit of "latiLditct " is nrie-iimllc l..,i
"liquid." as the host clear flowing
laughter is, "humor" is in fact something
"in your eye," an expiession still family
Hut the queer and down dropping
primato whirling archly on that ap
pendage his descendants miss, was it
as a machine that he first touched spec
tator and auditor to the beginnings, of
Take another, if less simple, case.
DlSHAKI.I says in effect somewhere in
an early novel that one of tho funniest
things in the world is the beginning of
intoxiiation in a man with spectacles.
Now hero wo have a mechanical badge,
tho spectacles., Do wo laugh, if we do
and this laughter would be cruel and
therefore natural because wo regatd
the myopic yielder to rum as a machine?
No, Imt because of tin; suggested con
trast between gravity in big tortoise
bowH and mighty glasses, and tho in
eipitmt intoxication stealing over him.
You may say, if you please, that he is a
machine out of order.
Do wo laugh "when living beings
givo iih the impression of mechanisms"?
Tho immortal laughter makers tvero
never human beings; that is the reason
that i'AbKTAFr and Uncle Tonvund Dick
Hwivku.kk nro no much more alivo
than tvo tranw'ent generations con
demned to an end which they escape.
Tho mechanical luuKhter ought to be
st irrrd by a machine, such us I'iiankkn
ktkin created, or oh Mr. Hydk.
At any rate, can't wo feel that laugh
ter exists for the benefit of tho race, of
thn world, however discordantly and
vnlniy it is emitted hy hyenas, jack-
I asses ami other rivals of human talents
Imaginn tho world without laughtcr
"Cold ftoast Tloston" arter midnight
more bleak and bitterer is not. Hut
who but a prin inujjlm for the Bake of
corructiiis blunders? No, if wo had to
and i hi'! ,o) . noi iiicliiiiiti-.il. but a'l
human and h.tll ins nic In s ivum ilu .
we diill'l defend I he mm I'ltie It nimhi
In be lailKlieil at, esp llv III New
I lit Onllitiil. fur Tuii ltiilllisltlf.
ccnnlltm In lieplcsi'lllalne I l' I S
II III s nf New niU. uli" h is ni-idc
a caiivio-s nf I In llmis . nntie tli.tr hall'
tin- Hi'Miii riilir MH'MiliflK mi' ili'"w'"' , ,n'''v 'I',l I" sllppp'-: lln-ir li.ilnlllnl
in vnli' fur n 'ii lmitli"liip (ipp'npini-1 "i"'- 'I'll'1 'lilllcnliy wiim ri'ri'iiily illm
linn. Tin' Nnviil 'niiintiii4'i' will liiiii.'i'ili'il iiiiiiii'poiiilciiliiiry whi'ivi'i'tiiiin'
In ilu hill in iilmiii nvii wi'i'1,1. pr.Oi- vi I i-tcovtMi -il n i -iilpnt a I ly in t Inpjni's .
Illilv IhU'i'-lniirllw ..r ln lii'piihli'itlis, hi'licillh I'Milin.si'il pnrllolH nf pn-lnl
t in in tl. if ti.nn- ti.iln . . nl v ( tic i-.irils ii'i'imvimI liv tin1 nri"iiiirr. I.i'liis;
unifi'im ip,iiisinii of the niiy. t lui
shnilld be nn dilllclihy abnlll i;i vj tin
Sccrciary .Mi vni the ships he icks lor
Hilt obviollslv there is n tlllllcllll . The
public builditms issue looms up auain.
I.asl year iheic was iln' vitiie tnniblc
II the "poll, 1 1, IT' l"v,'is Hi' llll'-il thi'le
IIOIU'I I Iiilltlesmim at all I lie
i .i . i..i ' .
I'l iinn iatn caneiis ti'iiiaiiieii ooiniiaie
to the end, but public opinion at
last loreed an appropriation tor one
.lotion ion ship. Twn dteadimiiiihis nf
jii.ihio ion. would h.'tM' in. nle Die n.iw
stronger and the cost would ii"i haw
been double, m fact. ( oti.;d( rably cs
Tins year the demand for public
buildings is more aggrcs've and the
rallv round the "pm U ban el "has begun
lleprcsi'iilalive .Imiv I, III kmii nl
Alabama is again i m pn units in the
van. l the last session he had a good
deal to do with the cam its tiat thai
there should be no battleships at all
With the promotion of l!cprcs"titalie
MOIIIIIS SlIKI'I'MIH of Icth-i to the
Senate Mr. Ilt iis'i ti will lie nine high
man on the Public lliiildnigsand (!rouiids
Committee, and the friends of the navy
will hae to reckon with Intn more than
eer. Mr. ISrHM'.TT is known in the
House as a "little naw" man, hut he
would be mote litlv characterized as a
big "public hinldimrs" man He does
not share his colleague Hnnsn-s re
ligious enthusiasm for a navy strong
enough to lick creation if necessary,
but he lias no aversion tn the sen ice.
If he could havv. say. j.'io.niri.ooii for
post offices and conn houses he would
never dl" in tin last I t h for an ap
propriation that carried not a dollar
for new naval i onstrin linn. Mr l!i r,
Nirrr i. human and nitinnal and as
pat tint ic from ln pnmt ot iew as
Captain Itlcll.MoMi P. Htilisti.v.
I Tl ulcus "gag" was sinh a lailun
on the tinal roll tall last year that it
will baldly be lesorlcd to again to stille
the judgment of Democrats on the
subject of naval expansion Theie arc
Democrats in the Hniise like Mr I'n
iKllAl.lt ol New nrk and Mr I'uh.i.tt
nt Teiitiessee wlm maintain Iha' new
innslructinn should be limited to one
ship a vcar. and they are sincere Hut
111 spite ot their llilhlcm e the sentiment
for two battleships is growing m the
Dcmocratn ranks, and we belico that i
a i tins session it will have lull expression
i If on a count of no.es n is .een that
the two battleship men have more
than a lighting chance to carry the day
Mr. t'Nnntwoon will probably not
stand doggedly and detlantly in the
ll st erlcal anil Historical.
Does the spirited young editor of Mr.
Hkaiist's evening newspaper aspire to
become the CvMII.I.C DksMiiCI.is's, the
Dantox. the I itt iji ii ii-Ti.vvii.i.i:ortl.i
I'.olil.si'ii.miK of a new- popular experi
ment in confisi atioti and so forth?
Anyway, we are sorry for him. He is
an amiable and interesting. and often a
useful person, and all of the foregoing
great models and exemplars mine in
due lime Inn mighty lllipe,-,..,,lit end.
The Itecall got in its deadly work in
the case ol all of them for every mi" of
them, within a period o onl about one
j year, was personally introduced in Dr
tiCII.l.oTIM: by the . ry passions they
hail succeeded in mll.iiiung.
D'.sci'lmluat (on . gainst IMnciteil
Tut: Srx has freipienily advertisl to
the fad that th" singular attitude of
I legislators toward the .-.In, n..,l i.i,..s I
cian is an inexplicable p.vi hologu a
pwmomcnon t t m illtisl rat urn
found ill the bill. H II 'JS.i'.'.l.ciitltled".
bill providing fnr icgistralinii with the
., i, ' - , , , ., ...
t nlleclorsnl internal l.cveii'le n dealers
ill and litndin els of certain dl m. "
I I l... m . ii. .. . i
onii'oiei'i ii .oi iiio..ii. oi .ev.
lurk. Hie first sect ion piovules that
"every person who impoiiH, exports,
produces or maiiiitaciiitcs opium,
morphine, cm uinc, Ac. who deals jp.
distributes, sells or gives away any of
these drugs or their derivatives, shall
register wnn i no i niiecior t, internal II. Ii s.illnrt-. ami II was ipilckly prohlblli-il
Ucvolllie. impntteis and jobbers to be hit1y on ri-llulnu- itrnuii'ls. s In Hin.la,"
i,... I tino i. .,,1 ....i,,,i... e-'.. .. . , iwillis Vi. . Prim, "a tradition was ills
ta.xcd Moo and icluilers $ vcar '. also, j ,,,,, pn.i.n.itir.g li. use ny tl.p Mithfal; Ma
"every nthef pel-son who sells or gives liniiu t. II " f-il'l. had pi np!i Id thai In (inure
awav llli'llfoiesaul drugs, Ac . shall bo'"-"' "' hl '"11"',r "nel-r n l.iTh
' I ,1 , i , ., ,. I'.tll'il lull It I'll. I'tll IIipsc wnillil lip ilNlell.-wl.
legarilt'd .IS .1 lcl.nl dfiilcr. Iiiiesinv xtnuralli l irh'il .trnhlb'lH Us use.
also provided for. Section ;! provides bi'.irili wit., niiuli: fur uneki rs: Intini'i-u iio
t. .....1. ll... '..II . A .. ..
for L-eenittL' it rci onl anil i-..,.,.,-i ,.i-,i..
report o tix-1
Uinolllll ol llloiplilln
or i ooaine n.c(
nr Kept in tn H by all (lipinci of
llies" drugs. Set (ion ; provides iha i
the possession of ihe.e Im ltiddf tl drugs
Shall be cviileiue n Vlnlalion ,,f 1 1 it
, .. .. , , i .
uct, unless the delcndanl call explain It
Ill the satisfa' lion ol the jtirt "' Sec.
tioll III exempts peiMilis who dlspeiiso
grains nl opiuin nr a ii,--ter of a grain
of morphine or
one pram nl codem m
one oiiik e ol
watci. TIiiih ihc nliv.
slcian who darcH lo havo in hi. posses
mon drugs which In daily uses by hypo,
dermic injection must pav a tax for
their possession and register xvith tint
Collector, anil when he wants to apply
the remedy it must be hi a solution dis'.
solved in an ounce of water.
Tho author of thirl brilliant piece t,(
legislative work deserves in ,VI, ,
first hypodermic of an ounce iried upon
i. ..if .. i... i i i.. . . .
iniiisi-o on a icoiiiioi'i in nis ignnraiici
This ignorance is iibiindaiitlv confirmed
in the other provisions. How nianv
detectives would be required to watch
.i i . -i . , , , ' "
the 110,(100 doctors in thf ( nitisl States,
ami where would thu tcsu'mony como
'i iimi :i is iMivirh drawn in e.xontpi
piopiiclurv iiiitilirlni'n. which r.irolv j
intilmit it largoi r f I J . 1 1 1 1 1 1 nl' lllt'.-n e
pfiiih i' ill ugs similar hill is lii'l'nit'
niir Slnln LogislullIN', Itlll ilu pi nVlMnli-. ,
it'stify in mi iiinliTMiHiiiliiii; nf ilic hiih-1
jivl whti li i.-i piifnflllly liirlfiliK ill tin J
I iiniMi'x-'Inii.il Mil. I'li nlirri II nf j
lite npiiiiti ninl rnr.illli' llilili' illtiml
! inn Min i, ninl li'cislul inn is iinpi'f.i-;
Ii.'im sane, not hyslerieal. Icuislatiou
j ) arnnl Once More.
While the Houston street motion pic
;ture iheaire in which two women Inst
their lives on Similav is not a model.
Us pioprieinrs had apparcni ly complied I
unit ..II H, ,.ii ,.l,.i i...iu in. I tin.
behavior of its employees when panic
seized the cpectators whh exceptionally
good. The biiiiiing lllm was extin
guished, and the lecturer urged the
people In be calm Itlll the senseless
try of "Fire'" and the undisciplined J
rush lor the street, created a situation
no human ingenuity could com ml.
Alderman I'Vil.Ks, author of an ordi
tiatn e for the regulation of the moving
picture houses, believes that danger
can be maierially lessened by having
these establishment, mi the leel nf
the street and thus eliminating steps.
I he good sense of this is obvious, yet
who has devised any scheme for han
dling crnwds safely when they beconm
paiiicstricken'' Military discipline, nr
the discipline cnfoiced in the school
lire drills, is the only means of safely,
and its maintenance is not practicable.
Impossible though it may he to make
effective provision acninst all contin
gencies, the Ivist Houston street dis
aster again directs attention to the
necessity for intelligent supervision of
the picture houses, and should result
in the early enactment of an ordinance,
on the subject dealing as well as niny
be with the physical Safety of thu pa
trons of these establishments, and not
concerned with their morals,
Dr I'oKiir.Mt-.YKn, coroner of Cincinnati,
who has a local reputat ion as a criminolo
gist, makes this disclosure;
' M"ii iti'l woiti''ti who cntttinir crimp nn
n ri:l' lire lotikt li'pppr Thplr minds crow
wprik friini Inn linn li sIppp mid IIipii tlnv
iii' i'tlr" Hi" 'don'i i-nr' linltll, lilih nfli-n
results In crime
'I Ills is dreadful Some of the most
.itinabl" and Itinfien-ivi people are ml
dieted to sleep until the alarm clock
rings mid itm do th"ir ten hours without
turning over. On the other hand, soiihi
criminal, nre notoriously lipht sl(s-rs
and as nervous as witches Dr l'oi:tn
mkvi.h is doubtless an cuccllent corotiT,
but In is an indifferent criminologist.
The report that President -elect Wilson
had ilei nled to appoint three well known
I s'tnocrats to Cabinet p tuitions drew from
htm at Trenton yesterday the statement
"I have mule no olTers as yet." ll nilRht
be interesting to get from Mr HiiyaN his
dellnition of an offer.
Prp-idont T.rr i-iinc'plld all hi onsp-mi-iii-
tn-diiv mid rptniiltiPil In his Mtidy in
the Wiii'e lliiti-e. ri'iarlti drnfls of two
-t nc lii I iui,-"'iei'H to tip -pnt to ConsTPs. thlt
Inuiith r iuiteh from H iiitiof(it
Mr. Tait's conception of his duty is to
go on wot king until the whistle blows.
Spniitor Thompson t a typical Imorlrnn
Me was burn In Indiana A'iitiit ("ifi.nnr
tci Is this simple) and admirable precaution
necessary even in Kansas?
I hp Scimt
Is Hti In-tltiition worse than
llou-p of I.ord" l.rtti'lnn
Wluit could lo expected of a pack of
"Tories" like the Content loll nf 171"?
Mpittnr nf ("uiitaln 1riiini1rr Hllltam-.
To i uk llniTiui or '1 lit: Sc.s .Sir 1 wi. tinirti
It trrr.tPi! In U;r IciiPr nf - I I. ' In Tub SI N
ef .latnniry :iu In r-tr trd to CitpMln IllUms's
f. iinf .-li-.irltu thr Miff t oulslilr M.nlWin Squrr
diirilt n nf n mob mi t ii'rutn nliclit. 1 wie en
ilic unl...lri of the truuil. It not liy nn
tm .nis "it nirc'ilne" lilih wn lo tip tidil A
vutlklnz niatfli tviis nn In the (inrilfit. itnil Pn
(I'U-.trN. the Iritli Aiiifrlrmt ftvurltp. as hfln
Imitly lii-nti-n Ity the rntrllhnmti Knurl! 'Ilir
innti w.-e. thru for tlir purpesp nf rtiihtnc thr cn-
toinri- tn tin- lint '1' li All.l tiri-rtkniilt Hip Itlhlrll
l ll"' ll ..iH. nil uiii ...i.- nl ins i.ljuno
' . t , I .1. ......I n...l ........
Itifltirs. 1 fh-tll lifter fnritfl linw- thai rtoor
IS ,,.,, I imil c 'A n Intn Mlll.ltns UAlkpil nut til till-
jiniimu-p He In Pill tinifnnn nml hp MikkI
,lirM" ""' m"'' lth.iui a until. Imt
'ils wlinlc tnaniiir kIiiiuIiuc the iiiuinit i'nntrniit
inaimui ,, .Tml uu.. h ,t,ir ,r- Itivhcii
. n- i .ipnini anil th" nlilillp nf tin awtmr
III' save a few illrrt-llons tn 1:1. mm nml thpy
. Ir.ui il th'- stn-i-l while he Mmnl IohMiic hm
Cntunln William tnav nut have la-cn ctblc tiiiitnl
II) : .i.Suinl'i) si liuol superlntcuilun. hill lie was
il man sml a irrrat pnllci man. J U.i
Nt w X mill. I rliruary 3
lurkry'f. TlrM Tnhar. n,
rotn the l.oirtoi vhTocl.
r r '
, wt'ic driven Uumiiiti llnlr iluil.s. ami mils nt
, lolian u liiiiai as i "II ir loiiinl their luvl 'I Inn,
, .imijnl llii'V win' nniuili'il nn iisp. ai-lng Ilic
I Itll, on'l ilrlvi n iIiiiiiiliIi Ilic lrii'., as a warning
I In III. Ills after titliKTil. to he liamct'd ' Anil
naw mir ftnipalhy wlih Turkey lniiti'il ihruugli
t . " ,
Amur llallHii I 'nt rm Inn.
. .,... ,
I . iu..lan MlnMrr nf (iinitniinli'ailnii- .:air
' ''" ''"' tnmr l.UIitj will he i ntnplrteil In lull
.'i-,.w.i) rithli'. Ihlrty tnlllliins In i i-c-.ss of ihe
Mil Alwnts n Sure lure.
Tn Till' milieu or Tlir. Sl'N .Vlr atkeil a
ftleii'1 of mine here eslriilnj- vtltal lie uniilil ilu
If In- hut n tnlllleu il oll.tr. , anil HiIh wn.s h. answer.
-1 would iU'i uoidIih.' '
I ni him lie I'uiililu I he no rrrniln iihntit that
.1. (' m.r.HK.
W ii.m m) roN. Pel, l'rhiuar S,
Pancake Ihiy! Could anything lie
Ihili, cie we fnsl, In till ourselves with
11 siirele rpiiiiik I hp nililp.l nriinnrnllnn
I'nr weeks or penitential int'dliiition
111 1'1'"'1' ,0Hvy ln"d nr l.ltile Mary
.V"1 Vl'1 ' "1",y,l"V' ,xn ",Tr
Mn v Hills he led lo feel a deeper sorrow
Kr,s ,n,.i -Infill appetite io.niorrow
ueohok It, .Monuwoi.u,
rmxrsi: si rrit.xni.srs.
'flie lr Priici-.titiiup Is Mnitcnilc ll nil Tltrlr
l.riiiliT. rr Tnii'ln'r..
lo I hb Km loll ot till M.N ,M, Sot
long ,icn 'I'm- st i-ntitiiiurd nn llitorv lr
llli lir. iini.'l Kin (r li'iiMHi, i hlnii
In Ihli Inti'M'Irn she Is tcpuitod lis lint lug
'IIipip nip now tin comfit ttifntlift- nf IhP As
ptiitily In 'inli.ii, fnr when ll fniitnl ttmt
tltnp flrctrd Hi'li" Itiftp i ImnlftllU Hit ntlP
tluniiilii v rlminy rf id. In tin m ,t srnl.
I wits hi . lit ii In (li lnher I hud hepli
ittloriiipil lit lb.inj.'',.iiim hv Aineihiili nnd
lllilt h I niis'iM nnd leading Chllu'"" Unit
there vs nol h wcail of truth in the report
that woineii hail heeii olecind to the fsotnhly
in I'liiitnii. In ( anln'i I wits told by fix
lilij.li lint.. to tiiicrli nns, inie Italian nnd
thlt-e ( him that no wciiuen ill Ciilltnti
had t'M'i' nled ninl no woiiipii wele mettlhpis
of the Asi.nlib
'I he.it weie inli-IIU'i'iil people, who would
naturally he cxpecled tn ipntl the papprs
mul to loiow what was nln on, jot In splto
of all this imsiiiitiito to the coin inry my
friend mid I found the Wfiiihly In ResMon
mul Miled il heltae ,. (ho ,Hy. W
saw nine woinnn sitting as lemilar mrin
hers or 11 mill had the ple.iHiirit of biking
diiiiifi with miiiic of them the same evening
(lint ol the Ii I in may hnto hcun not mora
than .'." enrs old All tin) others wore
of inldillo am' threw of them weio the
wives of prominent mnrihiiiits, four worn
tt'iit'liers and two wet" ilaiiKliters of proml
tii'ttt liifii who had studied In .liipan
'Iht leailer of H i. Ileviiliillotiary SoclrtV
told us that I Iimsi woiiii'ii wnre all of aimd
poKilloit. uoimI rduealloli anil cerlninly thny
ciiluluctPil thntiiTlies In as prlf-ieHKctlnir
mid illirnlllod a iiiniiner as nuy women I
per met atiytt heie I t- Yiimel Kin l nloo
'llUttnd lis h.ltftic snfd tluit thn uimipn who
l....n ...I. ....... ...I .1... -..ft- I., i 1. 1.... '
....... ...i i. tin. rinioo;.. in iniin no
"iili.'iri lu.l- mid lfeiloers " I met thn
oripmlvi'il snflrau'ists In Nhnnirhnl. Nnnkln
mul I'ektii We iiildii'.spd nipi'liucs in
Ihosp Ihtep rltles and the smnllr-t nltrnd
nine contnliipd not fewer tlcin one thonnd
ppepin I had been told 1 1 J tnlliiiui Hps
Hint thp.p, surfriiuil wpre nnurc hlsls mul
frnnlniers N'o one of llipsp ml.sloiinrlps
had ever t-ppti nr spnla'ti to n Chinesp otif
frmiist, tuir wpre they nhlo to toll me from
what fouri'o this report hnd eiiltttiiitnd,
Wn IhPirforn tiirpit rctl with tho grontrst
cm contcrnlm: tho platform nnrl pro
Brnmttip of the uffr.iKlsts. Their mopt
riidlenl cl.ilms won the ndvorney of ennui
ediicntloiinl rihts for woniPn nntl tho ,h-
stlttitlon of itersoiiiil eholtn of huilmnds nnd
when for the present syntnm of th" nr
raniipmptit of mo rrin ue by s-o-ltptw-ppn".
They cpempd to inn normal, Mnp. well hnl
iincod woinon of nn iiiuikiihI (ffffrep of, In
telligence. 'I he lenders wrm tpficliors In
nearly ovpry lnt.mce. Ther Is n dlvlulon
amoiiif the suffraKlsts of China nml one clntm
desires to (induct IN work In the manner
which has char.n. tiri7'd the AmerlPHii
camp.ili;u, that is. ciIihhIIouiiI agitation,
the other i lass is Inclined to the militant
methods whh It linve been employed by one
branch of the r.nelifh Rtiffrnirists Hut
even this militant branch Is far removed
No nenrlv in I could leirn the nrpiisation
lint thn I'tiliiPK" siiITiiiicIhIs were itniirvhists
nnd freelnteis litis as Utile bnsjs as the
stine ihark'ps which weie prefnrn'd nitninHt
the Maid and i-lrcumsiect pioiipprs ctf the
movement In our own country in rhn early
day" 'I'hev lived to demonstrate the
fnllty ot the areuintlons which an lirnornnt
nnd prejudlepit public hnd directed Henlniil
them, and 1 left Chliia with thp Impression
that these i IiIiipsp sufTrarlsts will do the
same 'I hc-e woiiipii have beheld the vision
of an ei, utility of richts ln'tween the Mxes
It is the same vision which Is .Housing the
woiiipii of Hi I the nation, of the earth, but
it iilwavs has lieen nnd iierhnp ulw-us will
be the late of tho-e who advocate new Ideas
to Ik misrepresented nnd luistiuderstond
b thop who ar titlprly unable lo c-om-preheiiit
It ts ettteiuelv chrtl'.ult In ( hum. where
the numerous dialects pieveut the people
of one province from i-cadinc the newR
p.ipers of another, to lonni the truth ron
cernlne puhlle (iiption, and It was only
hy the mom painstaking nml determined
endenvor that were nltle to dim-over
what we believe to be the truth concerning
the Miff race movement in China Dr.
Yamel Kin l pardonable for ttelng ml
lufotmed C.vnRir CilAi'MiN Catt.
Nf.w Wiiik. rehrunrvl
as to tun.nr.x ifEnmsas.
One .Man Who Wouldn't Hate IMs t'ele
lirnleil If lie Ciilllil Help It.
To tiik r.ntior. or Tin: Scv Sir This
golden wedding business does not appeal
to lie My golden ntilvtrsary Is npproaeh
tnir, hut I don't think 1 want It celebrated.
I'm not what you would nil a shy per"on
ejaellv, but I like peine and unlet, I like
to bate things run nlong smoothly In our
accustomed wav I wouldn't want the
house lorn up for tints and friends sending
In presents, lo us nnd flowers nnd that sort
of thing and then coining along on the
anniversary day nnd telling us how young
we look and how Ihey hope we'll live an
other fifty years'
Xou see the public celebration of the
event puty males, accentuates, demon
strates our age; It shows that we must be
at leii-t so old, and I don't like that 1
know how old I am. but why advertise It?
1 don't feel that old Htid I tlon'l expect lo
for a long time In come Why promulgate
the fan. making me ollu ially, so lo speak,
an old iii'in? I don't want everybody to
know thai f I can keep ll, and If we didn't
adverti-" il some fnl's might not know it.
dive tin a ehnnce lo slay jouiig as long
as I can Don't brand me l.et me live
along mid keep going as voung as the rest
If Hi" celebration has got to come, why,
all light we'll welcome Irom Hie very
bottom nf our hearts the friends who thus
-eek to make us happ). tint I ilnn'l know
nl anv man who lias greater cause for
happiness, whose wedded IHe has been
more bles. piI than mine but we'll shunt off
that golden wedding business if we can
Pun'! pill I he brand on us. l.el us alny
young II vl.i. ami Hearty.
N.vv toiiK, l-'ehrnary 3.
lo a Sufferer I'm lit Insomnia.
In niK button or Tiik Hc.s i'lr: When I
blii'P 1 rlniply He ipilrlly ntul tent at many hmirt
a. I hnvu fniiiul tns.1 fur my health 1 IL In Ic or
nnl. a. secnit hi-.t. hnl I am alt-oliiiely IninrTeri-ni
tn t'a fsi-t thai I ilen't rlrrp. etif-pl when I have
tlieil nil hr.tlu nvrr ellui mnilrrt. In Mich
i-.i ml traiutillll7.i' ui) niinii anil utuill. fall n.lrrp
fur -i llilli- wtille
Anil I am well I ilnn'l look my e by tea
vrai. I tun iv have any .illinini, nt) tli-p It lltxbt
ami i la.-Hi-. M Inaiii i-lc.ii. mi atlllmle luuaril
llle . citiilUt' anil ni ititinl ipil- f ice frmu the
nnllen uf intumnl.i. VMij. If II la- Imrlfiil In lorn-
tliep. iliiiulil we vnluuiailb '"I'l l' the siipposcil
Injury In our nervine rytlein hy lacklut our
IjIBlllt Willi ll-i'l.'ts wetrlet MmPIO.
Hi it 1 1 in. lilirtiaiy .1
otlie lo llnlkt anil Oilier (Irntlrmrn.
'lo TIIK lauinil of I UK .sir.- i joti
tltunld Mini Hits it till k lit i-ati'li llie rjr of the
s 1 1 m 1 1 linn hIiii In rliuihltiL' a narrnu eltvaieil
tt.ilrn innvet alwajt tety lrl-.uit-lv anil Let m
ulunjt kijtiarrly In llie inlihlle of Ihe limited
Miaic. mi thai never h any piisfllillll It iliere
a i Inline fur tnp In siiiree ny; wreMi what he
or any other man, might In ilu Is tn keep to one or
the other flue ami lint hloi'k the mint,
Tiu.v Man in a IIvrri.
.New VoRh. I'rhruaiy 3
Knleker (ieorite WashliiKlrm h.nl an Imprill
ineiil in hit tprech.
Mui(,rr Vi'f. he i-oiiWn't tell a He.
N'ehurhftilnrrar was roinlemneil to rat urasj.
"Ihank Kt'iilniN. II It an open wlntril' he
Knleker- If he deeply In love'
Porker tt. he thltikt. all lite sit la on lite
niai atlnr rovers look like her,
tm'sts ,i.v ruicr.s.
Monte Oltxrrtntlitiis by n llotiltllnc ut
tn eg tanl.ee.
to 1IIK I.MTOtl or "I nt St Mr In,
Si's Hindu, one of the proposed New Jorsi)
nil 1-1 rust mi'ii.iires as snylng that "tut sloe'
shall he Issued for profits mil yet enmcd
hut only Htllleipated." 'I his lilt'HIis III plalti
Knellsli that tho Rood will of n corporation
eiintiol he sold unless the buyer alen pur
chases n nresler or less amount of the I
ai liial pIs mul thai none of the nsspis
of n corporation lis represenleil by lis se
ctirllles limv be sold without also illpo-llnr ,
of n part of the pood will
Why should n man who merely wants a
fieck of potatoes lie obliged lo buy n head
of eahbiige In order to get them?
1 remember the pliiuresiiie iintiotitiei'
tnt'iit hi reunrd In one of Ih" New otk
bulhllims that "When Ih" first hrlck was
Inl.l .l.i.ioe l.nr.'... " It. .fnr.. til.. Illst 1 1 fl . 1 1
of lul; nei-essiiry to form a corporation has j
dried lis slock Is worth more or less Hum
par. The vnliie of n security yestcrdav is
of academic Interest when some new foiiii
of Kovei'iiiiienlfil (It'vlllry tnav destroy n
part of Its earnltiK power lo-dav.
What men with money to Invest lo-dny
ivnnl lo know Is. "What will It he worth In a
year?" If you don't believe ll lonk al the
popularity of short term notes and the
Mvcrane rate for time money ns compared
with Investments of longer terms.
Il lias been assumed by ninny men (hat
the only water that can be pill liitoseriirltles
Is In stock Issues, boss of money In ih"
business Is ns sure an Injector of water its a
large Issue of slock.
Some have been blind enotiuh lo flguro
that tho Issue of a larue (inutility of toet;
enhances l)in price of Hie cointnoilll y dealt
In, If inv neighbor and I Imvo wood lots
nf pracllcally the name value and I call
mine worth twice as much as he does his,
the railroad company pays us each the satin.'
prlre. for p It I (o tuv advaiitaie; to
offer ties nl the hlnhesl price I can obtain
and still sell nn amount etiual In Hi" crow th
ll is lo the permanent ailvaiitaui of th"
railway lo offer as low a pile" its will In
duce men lo furnish ties sunii'lent for their
needs continuously; and the point where
these lines meet Is Hie price of lies
It aeenis ns If lite most, casual reader of
current events must hnve learned some
thlnff of (rusls, monopoly mid prices f
hnve In mind two large corporations that
adopted opposite tactics In won. One
raised lis prices unduly. The other kept
them unduly low. Thn first accumulated
large amounts of unsold goods, was forced
to make deep cuts In price to sell them, and
was In some difficulty tn keep Its worklnit
force, together while the surplus was being
reduced. The other was able, to keep
prices down In boom times, but when the
normal dropped below their list they were
unable to maintain tho )lf and had to fol
low the market down. Iloth are now busily
encaged In following the market wherever
It o, and no nonsense.
The above deductions were made from
the course of prices and die statements of
th oftlclals of the compiiiilf s in tho public
press If the deductions are warranted
It would seem to prove that anybody can
sell at less than the nuirket; thai nohody can
sell above the market long, anil that every
one Is better off to sell at the market
Xkw I.oNnnv, Conn , February .1
run xicariAX ni:itn.
One Whom It Mas Comriirtrtl Denies Ihc
lioppel uf Utile Moliert llrert.
To i ii r. Epitor or The Scv Sir Some
months nun for a few hours I deserted the
lllerarv treadmill for the social, and umntiir
Ihe other ejerclses t had perforce lo lltlen
to an enthusiast on the antl-lohaceo oues.
Hon When he was half way through his
discourse I quietly left the room and en
joyed n cheroot In Ihe passage. At tho con
clusion of his remarks the "antl" joined mn
outside, nnd 1, of course, felt myself honor
bound to offer him u clear Whether he
accepted It or not Is a problem which must
take its place with "The Iitly or the Tiger?"
Anyhow, wo had a drink, which convinced
ine that, so to speak, a man cim b deaf
without being dumb.
Then I launched forth. I informed my
enthusiastic friend that had 1 been nn ex
ception to the pretty nearly nine hundred
uiiil ninety-nine out of a thousand who did
smoke I fhotild have been defunct long ao.
Statistics were all very well, but hail I be-
lletvd nil the statistics put before tnc In my
lifetime t e world would be crowded with
lunatic asylum and nothing else. A pipe
had soothed me when in love, In Ihe Kast
Indian Jungles, on board ship, and even sat
isfied my iippellle for a limn w hen starving.
Smoking. In tact, had on many occasions
been Ihe nctual sut ing of me. As Ills audi
ence had been mostly women I noticed my
friend's courage failed him when he np-proac-hed
the subject of feminine indulgence
In Ihc paper weed He merely said thai was
topic too horrible In dllale on, and he
would not listen to my objection that ii was
merely a matter of custom. And jet well
do I remember, when ii youth, seeing n for
eign lady on the Night Kiilin, tn no one's
consternation, smoking an Immense cigar
with evident enjoyment
M anti-tohan onist and I parted friends.
but I was more than ever convinced that
these ndtocntes of absolute abstention un
consciously do more harm thnn good. I
love oysters, but oysters don't liko me. so
good-hy oysters, Lobsters of all sorts 1 avoid
for the same reason. And so on. If we
were lo listen to every doctor, every tem
perance lecturer arid every anti-tobacconist
life wouldn't be worth one cent What
means life to some spells death to others,
and to preach u gospel of entire abstinence
lo a croup of apparently sensible people of
years of discretion seems to mo to be not lung
more than a fatherly audacity absolutely
ill placed and conducive In no result except
amusement. Considering Ihe occasion.
maybe that was the intention
nr.ooKl.Ts, February ft MoppntTrs.
firnnl nt a Splnoran-Zarnthusirlan.
To tiii: Knnon or Tiik Kpn Mr- limi
Henri Hergsonl As fashionable us iih
afternoon in Ihe Hois' ts dnngeious ns n
clgaretle! As profound as nn editorial
In Ihe Oklahoma .svfnr nttrf Slnirn! Hull
Henri HiTKsoti' The Ilnrniiiu of meta
physics! The William Jennings liryuii of
jihilosophy1 II. pk c.
Nkw Voiik, Dimnnche, 2 Fevrier.
"The lilory of a Woman."
TO THK I'.uitoh or TIIK M'N .Sir Why dn mi
many women hide their fnteheaclt from view, nr
distort ihelr ouilltti. hy fantatlle arrangement
of thrlr hair'
The hair Is not unusually ihe falrett ami mux
attractive feature ef the human fan. It ntlchi
n preMiinea mat women, with to keen an appie
elation of ihelr own heauiy at mutt uf them
have, would seek to enhance Ihe Attractive
of ihelr faces, but fnr mime tratiiii Unit may he
clear lo Ihe frmliiliie mind llicj ilu the i-xiicl
npitoslte wlih rcuaril lo their fnreheads
1 have heard 11 Munrttc-il dial they ilu tills
hecause thry are afraid Ihey may Imik liilclllnciu
Another friend sa thai ll It hecaure ihe n-nllc
lhat Ihey do nei Imik Inlclllgenl. Ihe live w.
rt-stlont are of riiure Irrrceni-llahle wlih each
other, and although raili I. plsiitlhie mouth in
a nl), neither It rnllieb .allsfai'ur
Is thttrn any good reamti, or It ll uuc mi ri, t,
the many unfathomable mysteries uhlch wunii n
are always pieinllng tu the masculine umicr
tAnillnC ii, . c.
.N'kw Voiik, rebruir 3,
The Unklnileal lllnw.
'the tratntit aru dlttrariltig,
The climate Is exacting,
The weather It smarting
Mils of woe.
Neuralgic twinge erratic,
That awful pang rheumatic,
Pleare only Ihc ecslaile
Itm here's ihe. worst ilUanct,
When rain pihrs fai and faster,
Anil nnreas matter
In ihe fray,
You rape nur tolce, anil rll a
l-'tanilc, "() mla bclla!"
For lhat brand new umbrella
La Toi'cux Hancoch,
. 10i)(, , j, (t( F'Plls, ( n
flic Comliiiuifion, Supremo
uwii suit ts iMi.Nona
l.i'.onlil.v (if Loiisoh Nol F'nsil
I'poii l.t'triit'.v for Wilson
Wasiii.s'iitos', Feb. .1.- The (,
ment's prosecution of thu run
Machinery Company an a comii
lit t .illation of the Sherman an
law received a setback at tin
of the Cnllcd Slates .Supreme
tu-thiy. The highest court .tllint
action ot the lower court In ilbm.--the
Indictment:! against the nil! r.
llie shoo m.ichlncry company
In ,'. dcel.slon thu Suplcnie i
belli in cllect Hut the organli'...
the I 'tilted Shun Alitchlliery (' nip
III llsclf dues lint ciillstllilti' a - i
of the .Shenniin iiiitl-trusi i.i.c
rendering this ilectslon, howecet.
court did net p.i's en the lec.'t .
the Iciinlng .system used Ity tit.
I i.l n V.
Till- Is Ihe sjslein under win
eompiiii.v lenses lis iinc luni rj t .
Hiitniifucturers mi n royaltj in
sv.stem iilToi'diil ground for I
serious charges on the part
reder.il (iovernment'H itcllnii. I' vv
legeti that the company rctused 1 . Ira -thn
muchlncii t t tmiiiiifacturci .- un.r
they wniiltl agree not In Install m.,
chines mnile by any other coin i rn.
The lower court construed the ind. .
mellts against the oIIIccih of the , .,.
machinery company iih merely ihara
Ing the organization of the comp.ii, I
with being unlawful, ami hold th.it 1
question of the so-culled leasing svriem
bud not been Included In the conplrii y
The Supreme Court held that the con.
struct Ion placed by Hie lower court upon
the meaning of the lunguuge la the in.
dlctmcnt Is conclu.-lvn on the Suptcms
Court. It wns therefore! unable to te.
view this phase of the case, but tv,ts
called upon merely to decide whether r
not the orcniilziitliiu ot the coinp.in
standing alone in nnd of Itself emu,,
tuteil n violation of the Shernun law
The nctlnn by thn Supreme Court tn
ihi.vs ends the crimlniil prnrccdlnsi
ngnlnst ntltcrr.H of the L'nltcd Shoe
chlnery Company unless thu (iovern
ment should seek to obtain new Indlc
incuts embodying charges based on th
company's leasing practices. Tho gen
eral Impression Is thut this matter wl,i
go over to the Wilson administration
The Government still has a civil ac
tion pending ngnlnst tho United cum.
puny for Its dissolution n.i a combina
tion In restraint of trade. In order u
establish the caso ngnlnst tho big manu
facturing concern It will be necessary
now for tho aovernmcnt to rely solely
on features of the complaint not In
volved In to-day'n decision.
The opinion of the court was deliv
ered by Justice Holmes nnd was unani
mous. Justice IIolmoH said In part tn
passing on tho question whether the
combination taken by Itbelf wns wlth.n
thn penalty of tho Uhcrman law:
"On the faco of It the comblnatlm
was simply an effort after ureater m
clency. The business of the several grouvi
that combined as ll existed lief urn Hi"
combination Is assumed to hnve been 1'
cal Tho machtnt-s are patcntcit, making
them n monoioly In any case The ecr ,,
slon of competition from the use of them
is the very essence of tho right confernd
by tho patent, nnd It may be assumed tint
the success of the several groups was din"
to their patents being the best. As by th
Interpretation of the Indictment below at 1
by tho admission In ursunieiits l fore u
they did not compete with one another '
Is hard to see why the collective bus!ii
should 1st worse Hum Its component pari
"It Is said that from "0 to so per cm
of nil the shoo machinery business w-.n
put Into a slnglo hand. This la Inaccu
rate. Hut taking It .is true, we can see i
greater objection to one- corporation man
ufacturing 7n per cent of these, nun-mm
petlng groups of patented machines, m..
lectlvely used for making a slnsle product,
than to have threo corporations makltic
the same proportion of one group e.-n
The dlsliiteerntloii urrlted at by the sim
utc duos not extend to reducing all in.ui i
facturcs to Isolated units of the lowrrt
"It is as lawful for one corporation it
make every pnrt of a steam engine and ' i
put thn machine tpgeiher as It would
for one to make ths Imllers and anoth"
to mnke the wheels. Until the oii.t Intc t
Is nearer accomplishment than It is '
such a Juxtaposition alone, no Intent im l
raise the conduct to the degree ot an it
tctnpt." t'lLES MLL TO AW WIDOW .
Ai.iiast, Feb .1 Majority Leaflet- of
the Assembly Arnon J. Levy Introduced
a bill to-niclit intended to prut ids horn"
iis-intnm-n for dependent widens wph
young children in New York fit
litis bill is based on the it-port which "is
special committee on (loverntni'iila1 '
of tho New York city conference ot i h.irui'
nnd correction made to Ihe conlc'reii"'
in .May last.
'Ihe bill provides for a board ef tru-'eet
ef homo ussl.tatii-e to 1st appointed hv
In older In lie eligible for lehcf the vi iln
mil. I be il.'iH'liil.int , with two er n '
children under Ihe ace of H ,i,n, in d tnii-'
he of good (haracler nntl Inil'ttt Ih"
hunlmiid mutt have been nl llle I en
his decease ll cilleil ol 'he I mteil siaii
era tvsldtit ol the cilv ol Scv e lur t
period of three years iinineiluilcb i en'u
uig his dci-euse
No giant of relief is to he nuteli '"' '
longer isiiod than sit month " '"
i renewal by the hoanl nnd tepni
tx'liitlou to each I, null) mi
lensi iiin net i
'Ihe Hoard of IXimate ninl H "
liienl nnd the llunid ol Mdetineli nle .
l?cd ill Ihelr dlseellu In llpin P '
niliilly such sums ns nuty be nei e.-.o
T.KVT III M' .V 7.V.I, .'' If''
Spenils Knllre Hn I'rep" rl n
uct nml Aliinkntt l'..iet-t
.VSHINIITON, Feb. .'I.-- !'H h
Sin lit the i Utile da.v lu-da.v m :i"
lliiiiee. The day was given to .1 .
Hi" tlttiil tni'ssiigin In Congiits
flu.ini'hil budgets and Alaska man.
1'iiiiferenii'H on the 01-sti let ol ''
loan shark bill, which hits been s - i i
te sign, went postponed viitll ! '"
The Pteslib-nl will h tea ce.t I
the Immigration hill wlih a mvi
Iteiui-felllntlves .111-1 lit lu is nn I'l i
Hy pressing all electric hul'-ui ti
opened the Wnshltigtnu lUliiiiin.ol-tn-lllKht.
Tat I'll UriilhiT Ilia l.iiiiillniil
Nr.w TltTKN, Conn , Feb ' 'm
Toft, brother of Presideiil Tali, vwis
one of the directors lo-iinv ol Hi.
Tnft, where the Piesiilenl and he
.-111 .tr.o f.-ir .'i r.t.v l..-.Mtli. t.h. 1. Ill
I here In April.