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THE SUN, SUNDAY; APRIL 13, 1913.
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class Mall Mailer.
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.St'NtbU, I'rr Year 11
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DAILY AM) Sl'.N'tlAV, Per Month ....
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To'lAr to fotflun couiiltlrs nlileil
All rhrrUs, monry arilrr, Ac . tn In- ms.lr tny
hlf to The Sr.s
IMihllnhi'il rtnllv. Inrlufttntr Hiindav, hy th' n.in
I'rlntlnirmiil l'iililliln ,lm In Hon n 1T0 Nasii
ttrrrt, In the llnreiiKh ef Mniihatlnn, ,Sv York.
PrfMilrnt An.l Trnmirer, Wllilntn C. Itrlok. IM
NMtitrprl, Vlrp-Priil(lit, IMnl P Mlirlirll,
170 ,.nu street, HiTtrtnt. 0 II. I.uxton, (To
Iximton oCc i:.T.niham Iloimr, 1 Arumlrl
Paris nftlcc Itiir it? Is Mloho itfrc. of! Pup rtli
Wahlncton of!!r. ltltihs PulMlnit.
ProoWlni ufflrr, in UvtnsMon sttfrt
pur frltnitt trho tutor up tilth tnanuwrtylt uiil
tUustrattoni tor pubUeallot irnH lo rir.f rrjeclnt
artltln return'il Ifirv mint in nil ruin :rml Honipi
tor Hint purpos'.
The Dishonest Frank A.iln.
With reuard to the tni-ni"c of Oov
ernor St'i.y.r.l'.'s frank by it subsidiary
political orcmiation without official
ptnttis we have rei-eivetl this letter:
"NATION!!. DnMorlUHC t.fAUlT of ri.fns.
"Ofllcn of th" I'rt'sldent
"To tiik l nnon or Tin- mv-.Si- Mv
ttrntlnn litis liei'ii dlrivled ' to vnur
dltorinl llhotlt the use imil iibnso nf the
frnnklne privileges of llonnrahle Wii.i.hm
"In reply would ny tint durliiK Hip c.im
pulcn we received n inrce number of
franked envelopt-s from (.''itn;resmn,ni Sn.
7r.R wlilrh were us1-, in ctMidlnr; out his
upeecln's, Ac Afler Mr. St'l.rkn retired
rom t."otu:ri"-s he illreeleit that the ue of
tl frunk he discontinued nnd tl.o envelopes
on linnd were dctroved
"Somo dnys iiirn I discovered th.it our
clerks hnd eom neros :itue nf these en
velopes which hnd been overlooked nnd were
usinc them to send out Matter which hnd
hen reprinted from the ( )Mi?rrinn.i!
llrmtH oiin ns I linrned that Mr
Sci.71 n frnnk''! nteiopcs imd liecti useil
KiiKii n .lestioyei! nil I i nuld find nnd lued
explicit order- about u.nR nny more of, las
i n lepcs or l i Irank
"Mr M i.i i: is entirely blameless and
had no know lede of this nritter i-otni; out
under hi- frank He is jn' a- much op-
posed ns any man In the country to the
abuse et lle frankinc prmlrue The mat
ter contained in thee envelopes was nil
frnnkahie matter which appeared In the
rnnBrcfOKii'tl Kicnrd I trust that rouwill
publish Min letters" that Mr sri.i u will not
be unjustly censured
"V.'lI.l.MM C' I.tM.I !!
"WisiusT.roN, pril il "
W le. can doubt nowf Jo vornorSpiJ't. It's
opnositioti to the abuse of tb" fraiikim;
privilege' On I'n'ilay lie tclcurafihci
us from lbatiy: "I am just as mii.-ti
opposed L. the abuse of the frankim;
privilei;,. ,is anv m iti in the country."
Tlips-ami'ilay nnd before the publication
of the esiati h ciintaininj; tins phrase,
Mr T.im.i p. writes us from Vas'iuii;titi:
"He .s jipi its iniicb opposed as any
man in tl nintry the abue of the
fratikmi: pi"ilcii'." It must bo so.
Mr I ii.t.i it says that tho matter con
tained ill the.-e Killor envelopes "was
all ftankaHo matter whi"!i appeared in
the Cdvun tnioiinl Itirord "
We Inn I that in the llicnnl of Satur
day, March lo, by means ol the trans
parent fraud of nn "l'.xtensioii of I'.e
marks of Hon. Cprtis (Iiskoo of Penn
sylvania." there were dumped in bulk
into tin- filbii.'il journal of ConKress
about twenty paires of tine Ciovcniment
typp eontaiiiini; lifty or sixty spjwiratp
documents, calls, circulars, aderti,-e-mpiits
lor paid canvassers, forms of
application blanks for enrolment, forms
of postal card nolKcs and postal card
returns and ropnrti- Iroin paid can
vassers and so on -in short, all the
working machinery of literature and
organization correspondence for a vol
unteer enterprise of political propa
Kandism, timecogtuyed by the fiovcni
ment even in tin. hciLsc that the groat
part j- oruaniz-itious arc ic-ot;iii.ed. c
prcMinic this is what Mr. I.it.t.Kit means
when he says that he has Ix'pn sending
free throutih the mails by tho unau
thorized use of Ciovenior Sfi..Kii'H
frank tiothitiK but "frankahlc matter
which appeared in the Contircasional
In ono of tho documents thus inter
polated in tho Cnnnwional Ilrrord by
tho "extension of remarks of Hon.
fniTts (iitr.iin of Pennsylvania" wo ob
Forvowith interest ilm statement by Mr.
Wtu.iAM 0 Idu.i.H that in tho oausu
of reform and proKivsri ho and Gov
prnor St'i,7Kit "labored together" in
layinc tho fnundation of tho present
orKtunaation, "unassisled by somo of
tho party leaders, who regarded the
movement with suspicion or imagined
it was a schemo for t he 'personal aggran
dizement' of it promoter, "
Is (iovornor Ht i.zkk awaro of tho
extent to which his namo, as well as his
frank, is being used in thin business?
Hy a flagrant misuso of tho privileges
ot tho Record, a volunteer political
organization waa nupplipd with it
printing at Oovprnmpnt expense, and
this deliberately calculatpd evasion of
the law prepared tho way for a furthpr
and perlmpH mill more shameful evasion
of tho law which limitH tho free use of
the malls to tho ofllcial business of the
Government. Itepublicaiis. Socialists.
Prohibitionists und til0 unconcerned
citizeas of the country aro alike taxed
to Have Mr. Liu.nrt'B enterprise the cost
of printing bills and posuige utamps.
And this petty swindle in the namo of
progress and reform and honest govern
ment! For yean TUB Su.vlias been doing Its
little boat to bring these abusers of thn
franking privilege, these petty grafters
in the matter of Government printing,
Umm purlolnera of the prestige of offloial
stationery, to a sense of tho indecency
I itiicl dishonesty of their performances.
We recall in particular tin cn.sn of an '
honorable gentleman, then n member on
the Hon... win, conducted from umler
stationery of Congress a private, cam-
txilini for tho promotion of Home not-
1 rich-titilck scheme of hi own ingenious ,
I devising. If wo reinembcr, we had Hi'V-1
eral letter of blustering indignation !
from the offentlcr thus exposed and
. ... . . ... '
inn ut mi KiniiK mm mill ills ciuerprisn
vahiibli) an ndvertisement. onv 1
Inst week wp leanied, without surprise,
. from a newspaper published in the hon-
.orable neiitleman'ri liotim State, that he
had been Rent to jail,
The llelglnn Suffrage Strike.
In France a strike that was likely lo
beoomo universal and undermine the
Government wits broken by calling eon
scripts to tho colors, t'niversal service
docs not obtain in Holgiiim. The levy
is small, nnd iti a population of s.ooo,
oo tho actual peace strength of the
army, exclusive of ol'llccrs, was only
14,000 in 1010, while on a war footing the
complement was iso.ooo. Therefore if
the Ilelgian strike should attract a
majority of the soo.oen workmen in the
country, a call to the color would not
have a coercive effect.
Public opinion will decide the issue
n Helgium. 1' the Socialists, whose !
i.n lu nun ro.it, 0111. vr.t. ...it, critrlo
industry and prevent the distribution
of the necessaries of life, the Govern
ment may be obliged to yield nnd re
vise the suffrage, although a majority
of the electors voted for the present
system in 1012. Of those entitled to vote
the previous year 303 MOT were allowed
to cast two Iwillot and ass eou'tl cast
three ballots: their strength therefoio
greatly exceeded that of the one Imllot
voters, whose number was 003,070. It
is against this system of privilege that
the strikers will make their demon
stration. The Ilelgian suffrage is based on tho
idea that property owners and the bet
ter educated should have a predomi
nating influence at the polls, and voting
i made compulsory. No one can vote
before reaching the age of twenty-five.
If the citizen pays a house tax of five
francs or more a year, or owns property
valued at 2,000 francs, or derives loo
francs a year from the Belgian funds,
lie has two votes; if lie has icceivel a
certificate of higher secondary instruc
tion, or is an olllceholder or a profes
sional man, he has three votes. All
other suffragists have one vote Twenty
years ago there were only l.'i",772 voters
in a population of 0,500,000. The pres
ent suffrage law was enacted in isot;
proportional representation to protect
the interests of minorities followed six
While Helgium is well governed and
prospers under plural voting, it has long
been evident that ballot reform agita
tion would not cea.se until all the voters
were put on the same footing The
ono man one vote advocates Hnd their
justification in a coercive strike in the
hopeles-ticss of referring their demand
to the two and three vote suffragists
who can cast about l.sou.onO votes to
less than a million which the numeri
cally greater ono vote suffragists can
Hetter Than Forcible Feeding.
'Hie Rritish Government is to be con
gratulated upon its no'v departure m
setting appetizing dishes before the
militant suffragettes restrained of their
lihertv Forcible feeding makes mar
tyrs: th" practice is repugnant to normal
people who enjoy three meals a day, and
it may kill instead of saving. Hut
martyrdom can never be assnriatisl
with an opportunity to partake of a
fragrant Irish stew or to ravage a dish
of roast beef medium nnd Yorkshire
An urbane jailer who has the assist
ance of a good cook is a litter represen
tative of a badgered Home Secretary
than the best of surgeons with a feeding
tube. Theie aro myriads of people on
the verge of starvation in F.ngland:
thprp nre othpr myriads who live on
husks. These poor devils and these
necessitous ones who battle with the
wolf at the door will lose what little in
terest they have in (ieiieml Km.mfxink
I'ANKlllTtsr as a rebel against thn Gov
ernment when they learn that she could
have eaten her fill of dishes of savor, but
would not touch them.
it is all very well to admire the lady
for her fortitude, but she established
no record for fasting, nnd who would
not starve nine days for liberty? On
the same terms all tho jailed in England
would go on a hunger strike.
l.ll.v Hurt anil l'ndlne Spragg.
While Dr Madik has been introducing
"culture," limited, among the Japanese,
his capital keeps its unflagging s-eal for
the things of "the spirit":
"To tup r.turoit or tiik Sr.v Sir I
should like very much to know what place
Mrs r.nmi Wiuiiton holds among modern
writers of fiction, It seems to me that she
known more about human beings than all
of the Robert Chambers school put to
gether She. doesn't play to tho gallery,
her characters live and reveal 'all their
souls,' It would seem, to their creator. I
remember there was some discussion ovnr
T.ll.r llAfiT of this author's 'llonae of Mirth'
ns not being Just tho sort of young person
to Introduce to th" family circle. I won
der what Impression t'.vmsK KrnAiin of
Apex City will make upon the Mrs flruntlys.
There Is an liievllnbleiiess about such
stories us "Madame (c Treymes,' 'Lilian
I From",' In foot, nil of her novels, thnt la
ns convincing us a (Ireek tragedy. In my
hutnhln opinion she is the uri'iitest of nil
American (dory tellers.
"Summit, N. J , April 11."
First be justieo done to Mr, Roiikiit
CiiAMnEns. A man of talent and a
fantostlo humorist, ho has iivnn un fur
hia royalties what vim inn fnr Li,,... -
kind. A cynical observer, ho practises
tho literary political economy of bud-
plying an obvious demand. He knows 1
v.. (TWMiniioim niii.ii T i ""KnoHi
the Ingenuous public, mainly of petti-
coats, thai loves to rend of a sportlvolthe promotion by bin splendid work
nntl JiiHt wicked enough "society." On , s,'" Archipelago years iiro.
coupon cutting feast ilayH Mr. (HAM-
IiKii.h retires to his vast vault Jn a safe I
deposit company an,. to think
that In tho hands of a clover tnan tho
shears aro mightier than the. pen.
As I" Mlai i.M.Y Haiit and (Jteok
tragedy, is tho "inovitabletiess" quite
"'e same.' I he (Irrek tragedians, n
nlways superficial and now musty I
nielnory of them doesn't err, treated
hete.es familiar to their audiences,
i.. . .i i i i... it i. .i.i..
....., . .
Is it rash lo .tiiilKe that Mm. MIIAHTOS .4
House of T.flrth" was "Inevitable" in
the sense that the bitter irony of the
title must lie fulfilled? Yet since no
it revocable predes'inato tragic end,
conventional, sacred, bestowed by gods
mid subject to the Furies, was prepared
save by the author's will, did I.1I.Y HAltT,
for whom we confess an unabated fond
ness, have half a chance? In life as it
Is lived, could ono girl of high intelli
gence and courage have the series of
disasters which Mrs. Whaiiton pitilessly
bestowed on Lily? From her visit to
a man's rooms to her settlement of her
bill with her remarkable check book and
herwearyexit from "life" nnd the board
ing house, is It reasonable that she
never wins that when she snvo "tails"
tho coin nhxnys turns up "heads"?
It strikes us that Lit.v'H story is not
"inevitable," but altogether artificial,
sophisticated and at ranged. To set a
girl like that to dance continuously '
the datise macabre may lie Art, but be:
hanged if it's Nature!
The manifold accomplishments, the
wealth of observation, tho familiarity
wan a society wiiich she translates
perhaps somewhat liarstily, the Itnowl-, lo -nr P.pitor ok Tin; Sf.v -Sir How-
I ..r l: .....I ..!,.p.l r sl.it, la .!.!. ...1..... 1... l.. 'r....
film' tl illl'llll ill e. 111 e I t"Sieeiuill ill ' .so i. ",.. n.i n ,i ion.
' memoirs of the eighteenth reliturv. the s,rf "r A,,r" 0 xt u" los"es from eomtner
, , ., .i . .i ' , ' clal tiair, ns It oclts In this coiinlrv, nre
i.-inj-ei.iili. lll .il ill- .11 ll.si, in.- sense in
plan, the diseretioti of style It would ,
be energv wasted to add a leaf to Mrs. 1
..... . .. . ,. ., i
a nine mo norm aim iiuer uie maimer,,),,, banker I. likely not to know when he
oi Kcciesiasles for a elirome opti
mist like Till: Sc.V.
As to fair I ndink SpitAnn, her great
name pompiers, and we leave her with
out a tremor to tho judgment of the
commuters and thpcomniutresscs. Rut
why didn't I.II.V Haut have one-trill-ioilth
of the ghost of the shadow of the
shad" if a phantom of a chance?
Certain Promising Policemen.
If the object of the Hureau of .Munici
pal Research in directing attention to the
lack of literarv skill among potential
policemen was to convince the public
tb.it its coming guardians are likely to
prove inefficient, wo fear the amiable
young men in its employ an1 likely to be
disappointed. For example, nobody can
believe that the author's original or
thography would prevent the man who
wrote the subjoined description of what
he would do in ease of lire from ren
dering a good account of himself:
"l!np for assents wring for sampl iC's and
do 'he best can to save Lives King Kir"
Mam rap for assents and go back to I'ire
.mil save Lives nnd Property. Report It to
station for help to Prow Fire Line "
S i far as we are concerned, we should
rather risk our safety with the man who
lllposisl those sentences than with
many a professor of F.nglish literature.
No exception can be taken to the pro-1
gramme of activities outlined by thei
piobatiniier wh'i would bundle an auto-'
mobile accident after this fashion. j
"1 would firlt call th" Cltv Ambulnnce j
then take tht mane of the Srhefeur and
nomber of Automobile... and also get man" j
of men rutntnone the oar and also the
mnie of th Ingured put th" ortend"rs called
th" aeldent under arrest then try and revive
the inguted "
One of the common duties of a police
man is to care for the poor and destitute.
The starving woman who fell into the
hands of the man who wrote this would
not fare ill:
"A destitute womnn Is found Starving In
the street when th" patrolman that Is on
Ihity sen It he left th" pin let he Is In and
them have It taking away nnd then left tho
conron no about It "
An experience in "lofting the conron
no about it" would put this man on the
right track, and meanwhile the woman
would be enrod for. No better action
could be taken in the caso of a man
killed in a street accident than Is here
"Try and find out h" Is nnd have a couple
of Cltlen and go through his clothes and
sen If he can find nny card or adress if nolfy
the Corroner und put down when h aros
pick up and arbout hour and notlf tlm Cap
tain and send It to the Morgue and put this
In you Mnndrem" Hook nnd report to Hupp.-
rlnr officer at once. '
In each of these samples we must
make allowances for illegibility In hand
writing, which may have led to exag
geration of the errorti of their authors.
None of them dis loses unusual stupidity
or failure to understand the ditties and
responsibilities of a peace officer. Kaon
of these men is likely to mako nn efli
cient, brave and honest policeman, and
nobody will care whether his ieiimanship
is good or his sjiolling in accordanco
witli the accepted standard, though thoy
may not satisfy the bureau of Municipal
Research, That institution has in nil
things u high standard:
"No man should bn accepted as a pollce-
ninn wIioho ethical standards nre lowor than
thosi) nipected of men entering the profes
slonof medicine, ministry, or the law."
May we live in comfort anil prosperity
till thn day when this ambition has
If thei Hoard of City Rnoord would in
vestigate the subject it would find city
water pure and of excellent ipiality.
Having made the discovery, it might
cease buying expensive bottled drinking
water and thus add to the substantial
economies that havo been effected in this
department since the present olty admin
1 Tho whole, army will npplaud tho Presi
n'""H"",n" , "onB' "u'
M"- to Ih, ItriK.ulior-Oonoml. Thoro is
r" I m' "mi" cT,0nt 1d mre
indefatigable soldier in tho service, nor
ou more modem Colonel scorr earned
. n "K"K th" If"" " '.10 ,I"",m
credit for sincerity, lieoausn ho would
doubtless m Speaker of tbo House If tho
new tariff law proved n failure and thorn
wiih a Itopuhllcan landslide In tho ( on-
Kress elections next year.
tt us bave, donn once and forever with
v " " r sir.pt.ng
are nine to tick miv tuition on citrtti
tiirv losr.i'iit's Mami.i.s
' Of course It is a ways understood that
I the nation to be lieked must eotno into
our back yard, and It is not expected to
. do HO
.WW. MtHWAX'S nKXKFACTIOXS.
Trip Ciret Man Mho Did Unnit and rr
To run nniTor. or Tim Hr.v- .Sir Here
Is hup of the very ninny Ir.stnnce.i In which
Mr. .1 Plerpont Moruan "did jrood by
stealth." Some fifteen years nito when I
wan treasurer of a society here which did
welfare work for children a young mnn
ennie Into my oftlre, Introduced himself an
Mr Moruan's Bperetary, nnd nuked for the
annual report, flnnnclal statement, Ac, of
the soolpty. Two days thereafter he re
turned with n check for tl.SMi nnd n promise
of nn annual ulft of the same umoiint, pro
vided Mr Morunn's natno was never men
tioned lonir as t remained treasurer the so
ciety's accounts showed each year this gift
of l.',;'&(i from "A l'rlend " Doubtless the
' nxmiiltil.l.i,t-...l.nn.nll.n ..If, ..... .lit t r.
the present time.
I have heard of very manv men. women
; ana cmiuren whom Mr Morgan helped, tint
neor of one whom he ronged.
Xiw Vohk, April it
a. n m.
Vpr, Mlm , knw of on phtn,i,,u,n3
bank which lost loss than M.l.mxl out of
ll.ni.ooe.ono so Invested.
. ,1",t not "I'"''"1 !"
iter the system n generally observed now
lends a merchant l.'..rsio whether the nvr- I
chant Intends to huy nn nutomoblle. play 1
linker or use the money In producing goods I
. . . . i.i .
to meet n legitimate demand
Instances of iictual dishonesty In the
commercial world nre comparatively very
ran- Losses from commercial paper arise
from orpret Mansion of business, ovorron
fid"iiee. too great optimism It Is this that
the banker must guard himself against
nnd the best way to guard himself against
It Is by basing Ids loans on goods actually
moving from the manufacturer to the eon
sinner, because thin paper, In the expres
sive phraee of tho market, "pays Itself "
'Ihe credit in th" Inst nnilysls Is bnseil not
on th" abtlty of the borrower to pay but
on the ability of the public to f onsiune The
banker may with comparative ease gauge
thnt Hanger signals are sure to fly w hen ! abortion, it was the eourso of wisdom not
the market I' being glutted with a certain J ,() n(lvmvlt extension to State conven
commod It hlons until a real direct nominations law
a-. ,n,i M--.-iii tiiioiuri.ini I'lii't-i
Is, there can be no doubt that It would lie
vatl Improved by following the Kuropean
practice In extending commercial credit
Why us.. Mr Smith's bricks, even though
th"y are "of excellent quality," when we
might as well have granite'
I'lllcAiio, April 11 Sims IItnt
The 4nftil .tub of Spending Money.
To Utr. KlUTiUi or Tltr St N -Sir While
hoping that Net Itli'h Yef w ill have nn op
portunity Inter on to tent his philanthropy,
it would be as well to open his eyes to one
fait, and It Is n fact, though It may appear
ridiculous When lie gets money he will
Unci it much hunli'r to spend it than to make
It Thill It Is verv nisi to slieiiil monev Is
'a fatuous illusion The men who make
money are r.ot as a rule nervous wrecks
It Is th" spending of money that makes
Many and mmr a woman ruins her con
stitution liv trying to spend ten thousand
n year A tiger hunt is nothing compared
with a hunt for n perfect gown she is pot
only condemned to the servitude of clothes
w earing, but she must never w ear one gow n
twice She must, and does, spend an hour
or more ehooing a hat She must perform
her soi i.il duties, she must by partaking of
so many needless meals undergo foicible
feeding and when eh" Isn't entitw: or hasn't
got her mouth full of pins she must talk
In fait the irnnv of a woman spending
mono) is icimplcte. anl it is much thesum"
though not quite to strenuous in the euse
of a man MonKiuir..
Nl w Voiir. April IS
What Mother l.nrth lias Left Behind Her.
To the KniTon or The Spn .Sir As
tronomers have round that earth moves
over a million miles a dav, and that tt has
never leetiteri'il the spnee of s former
path 'lhs being true, the memorable
forms of human expend., e. Including nil I can.l dates or otllco .y .. political .arty I ,. , mmi.(
past Inngunge ..fleets. re permanently lo- provitiing tin. majority of the memlier- ; ,h,.,,s,s ,,f nnrs And It was In his mind to
cated in the snace from which matter hns , Hhlp of that party calls for it, but there ' sweep away thoussnds mote 'Oh. i..d Al
moved I might bo times when In behalf of n cms., ' mighty, slop" rrled the nnrel lisbrlel 'lleu rn
Will you give this fn.'t publicity for the
benefit of those who have tried to Identify
that baffling unit ptoperty which so many
have sought in vain
Cot.ciiKSTi'.n, Conn . April 13
In the Tal.
op Tiik Srs-
To Tiir Lnnon op Tiik Srs- Sir Ii
can hnrdly be expected that " I'ost-lmpres-slonism"
will be inutliied to pictures In the
future A friend of mine writes me I rum
South Africa that some genius out there
has done "Hamlet" In the Taal and iiotes
the following example, which seems to me
eitremely post-lmpresslonlstle Here it is
O'tintt- Ik is tnti spook.
llamin- Wles pook Is ut
;fioit -Ik is )o papa't spook.
Ntw VoiiK, pril t2. Oinpr.nisii
The Power of Money.
To THE Klinon OK Tilt; Svn Sir: Does
the power of money, or in other words thn
dynamic force of nn Income, Increase In
arithmetical ratio only, or In some geometric
ratio? AiiMAOKiiPON Joxi.s.
Nl.w IIavp.k, Conn , April 12.
Aux A rm en!
Men of America! Aro ye degenerate?
HnrU how thn eagle screams, nngry nnd
Let every mnn who our womanhood vener
ntes Strike for the laady of whom wn'ro so
Iteautlfnl victim of despots tyrnnnlcnl,
Two months she languished In Hollowuy
Worn" jet, they fed her by methods me
chanical. So that her hunger strike did not nvnll!
Pictup. her, robbed of tho refuge ot suicide,
Closely confined In her dumteon so grini
llonor the woman w ho modesty throw nsldo
While sho Indulged In her womanly whim!
Maybe she showed just a slight incivility
When with a stono hor host's window sho
Hut in tho light of her Impeccability
Doubtless 'twns rnrely a practical Joke,
Ilumbln Hull's pride! Hntse a row Interna
tional' 1'nclo Sam's daughters must do aa they
What If their actions are somewhat Irra
When they ore visiting ovsr the sens?
Gsonai B. Monr.wooD.
.If It. ItAHXKS OX IHRKVTXOMIXA-TIOXS.
A NtralRhtrorwanl Statement I'rnm Ihr
To the Knrroti op Tin: Hun .Sir Will
you permit mo the Indulgonou of a few
lines in your space to remark upon a
statement contained In Tub Ht'N nf April
10 In a despatch from Albany, which was
Neither Mr Murphy nnr William Humes, Jr .
fnrs Abolishing Hie .state convention.
I have no Idea regntdlng Mr Mur
phy's mind anil never have hud. Ite
gardlng mv own 1 should like upper un
ity to express it on this subject
In the tlrst place, tho Iteiiilbllcins In the
legislature, who are too fow in number
I to Influence legislation, will, I assume, bo j
guided by the provisions of tho Inst Ho-
n,ii,iUin ui.,i i,inrn,. . .i,;i. ii,.. I
i. ..i ....i i !-!. '..'... t... I
tte, v,w .-, jo... u..Uu,m ... ..... '-
publican mombers of the Legislature was
"",u " ki.-mu "in om.. . ;
tit lilt riulitnfi innnuiittio In iinixMlniifnt UMfli
.w ...H.OIH1.0 iii.s.nuMu IM i.iviuiiiiiitK
tlio provls'otm of that platform, and they
have been so introduced by Senator Hrown
nnd Assemblyman Vert; and tho Demo-.
cratlo mnjorlty up to this tlmo has pro- I
vented consideration of them. !
The platform adopted at Saratoga Is ns
Throunh the Levy election law nrt the Ferris
niativelt prlnary law, iinKolmously oppoeil hy
the Itepntillcan rnemhrrs of the Legislature, the
Deninrratlc prty tiss brnuRlit the electoral
machinery ami the pineeriure nf the Stale Into
a rondltlon of confusion stul Ine :Trcllvenis in
Mhlrh tnrnnslstent, linpinrtlrnbln nnil sinister
provlflons entail ennrmous expense upon the
people of the Stale, mnko the eiprehslon of the
xot'rs' Ineonvenlenl anil illfllcult and lessen
the MifeiriMnls of hone t elections. Tills uti
Mllsfneiory conillllon Is plainly due to Ihe In-i-lncrlty
an.l Inrompetcrey of the llemocralle
Rnverntnent of the Stale, which his thus prnctl
rally established hy statute control of nomina
tions to ofllre by seif.prrpeinatlng party com
mitters, It Is the purpose of the nrpiihllean pnrty to
repeal thre statutes, to relieve the people nf the
.State from the worse than uec- expenditure
State rrom the worse man iieies exrenuitiire i
nf money nnrt time whlrh they csuse. nnd t sub-1
illnil. sltnr.1, .!t-et. fronoml ! An.l rnntenlent I
rieihisli by which ihe voters of the state msy
express and make eflectlve their wishes. To this
end ne favor the hort ballot, Mirrmirnili.tr the
primary elections ulih the .imp safrguanls ns
regular elections the iltrect election of pirty
eoinmlltees, the direct nomination of party can
didates In Congressional, .Senatorial, Assembly
... ....t.,...l ...k.ll. I.Im. .nrf lh .llM.l 1
er (nn f delegate, to sute con-em ,
their pret-rence for tho nominations for State 1
"Pes If thej' SO deM re
We favor a separate nsllot for Judtctal Ctlrers j
Ktthout party designations
We further advocate that the cumbersome
method of nomination "f Independent candidates
for office hy petition he rim plir.cl so that those
who nre dsllricd with the nominations made
by rrgulir political parlies may hue the names
ot Oielr cnndtilntes placed upon the ballot In a
les burilci.soine way.
I remember thit in tho discussions
which took pine. In tho -commit ton on
resolutions It wn generally believed that
as the direct method of making nomlna-
tlnns was an experiment nnd the nresont
law not a direct method at all, but an
hud had a trial
Although the Republican party in this
State bis advocated direct nominations
by statute for all oftlces except Statu
ofllces, I personally cannot accept the
fnlse reasoning on which the Idea is li.is.sl.
nnd believe that in a few years tho exper
linent will have proved a failure, and will
he. re ilisl either literally or In practical
Tho direct nominations idea rests upon
tho fallacy of treating n primary for th
purpose of nominating candidates for
public office ns if it werennelectlon, which
it is not The voter thereby confuses his
membership in a political party with his
function ns a citizen
For example. To chonso members of
political committees directly by tho
voters of a party is based upon th" correct
theory, because in their case the primary
is an election and they enter upon what-
ever may l the duties ol their ollice as
the result ..f the action nt the primary;
whereas In the case of a person nominated
by this method for a public olliet. he h is
yet to run the gantlet of the election
A political paitv exists for the pr.,oso
of carrying to fruition an Idea, elso thero
is no reason fur its existence It a large
group of citizens unite in a pnrtv to back
an idea they should Is. permitted to chooso
tho method of selecting their standard i
bearers, and this thev will do. statute or1
no statute, In thn ultimate analysis if
tholr party has any meaning
The strength of the movement ttr direct
nomination originated in the abuse of the
convention system, nut through the con-
ventlnii system itself There can be no
valid objection to tho direct nomination of
whlch tlio party represents its member-
ship might by a verx. great majority dis.
approve of a direct nomination which
would create personal bltlertiess betwpei
candidates, nny of whom If selecteil after
uch a contest would bo unable to secure
oven tho votes of tho party, much less the
x-iitcH of others who it is hoped would
i Hut these fundamental consideiations
j havo boon lost sight of, and candidalns
11111,11 ..... ..,. tl.W.IJ .,,,,1 iiiiiii. Ill
approach their campaigns not as tho
representative of the idea of tho party hut
io umi uie piesiiK" oi 11 p iny namo lo
attract to them support for thoirindividiial
ideas or purposes Such a candid. ito
should present himself to tlio olectorato
independently; and independent candi
dacies ought to lie made as easy and as
simple as possible
What my own views may bo on this
subject will not necessarily affect a vote
in the Legislature, but I look confidently
to tho time whon tho public mind will bo
entirely clear rcgnrditig this ipipstion and
that an F.xecutive will sit in the Governor's
chair who without fear will properly
diagnose the evil of tho systems old and
now nnd propose a remedy which will moot
with practically unanimous approvnl.
Ai.ttANY. April 12. William llAns'Ks,
MllUrd rillmnrr's Home-tend.
Bait Aurora tortuponntnci llmtalo AVu j.
The oldeit house In this pari of ihe country has
been sold to malm place for a modern structure.
It is Ihejinmeslenl built by Millard I'lllmure In
1(122. It win occupied hy him when lie Marled to
practise law In this village, and up to ihe ume f
his taking omru ai President nf the Culled Stales,
Spring Tomes In Oklahoma.
Krom the Muiioaer Cmtttr.
Hack again! Willi the passing of the atc nn.
ter's rain and know nnd Mn(.n the advent of
spring's, balmy days, we can once more crawl out
of our hnlo and see what news thero Is.
A ruzzled Mtmourlan.
Frvm Ine Jamesport llattttr.
Will some one explain why somo people who
ore Invariably Ittn tt church need no bell to call
ttem to the moving picture show on time?
By Onlcal Bachelor.
He wrlte. as by the card, of great wealth' cares,
And yet by direst poverty he'i harried.
He writes of the Joyi of married life -
And yet he' inarrledhi
Memories nf College llajs nnil flood
ttlshps for B Hero of tlrthnilnxy. I
To thi: KniTon op Tun Hr.v .Sir, 'I hp ,
announcement tliM l)r, Francis T.nndey i
ratten, former president of Princeton
I'lllViTKllv and present lieiul of the Prince
ton 'i iiroimficni spmiimry. i to rciirn
olllco und retire from active work this spring
wlll Intonst tunny persons outside, of
str,'tl rletlnMlciil territory.
In relltiion a stnmlpiitter. a cnriBervntlve,
an old raslilnneil believer in tne literal
I Scriptures, he has been ever n ptratittcr
to Mipliitiy and no hpitetter of ple.isliu:
theories of "reeiitiolllntlon " Iti lilni the
i ,. ,. ... .i i..- i i.
' hook oi iieneis mm iiioiicin hcicih r mor j
I tniiiid no Held frr buttle. If u tnk-s ins
Ills pi-rson.-il character lias the sully
savor of Individuality. It reveals the nn-
eompronilslm: cternness of the prophets
of old. the terrible scathlnu pouor of n
.tonathnn i:dwards but th" Mounds Ids !
, , , , , h , ,,
m(, almmlanl)Bri, ,,, cnM ,n,:c
nil nrlll 0Vt, sermons nre not
. . . . t ... i i .........
il it'll' i v rnnn r mT. m:i r.i nr,
,1( kindnp-ei fuse In his nature
'I he wotld
knows his wit: his friends know the rare
venl.illty of tho man.
Heresy has never had n more zealous
Prosecutor If. prowlln.j In second hand
nooj.Hiiops, you ever come upon n copy in
"Th" (Ireat Presbyterian Conflict," It Is n
good buy " For pure story Interest this
report of tho trln I of David Swing nt Chicago
thirty-five vears ago Is unsurpassed the
bum, nsretlu, Intellectual nttnrney for the
Word huntln down a soldier of heaven
whose fept me very firmly planted In this
world The thinker's grip wiih foiled by
the unguent of laughter that mnd slip
pery his opponent's sides. A Jest par
ried the thrusts of logic A "blufl won
ngalnst a "full hand " '
At Princeton Dr Hilton was the ilpo
scholar, the Inspiring tencher, tho level
headed ndmlnlstrator Ills lenrnlng, like
his theology, Is without thinning ndmli
ture of cheaper stuff Ills teaching, as one
looks buck to It after n dozen years, wns of "nl utuiorm wages nnn empioymont
the highest order, but made the severest rules lie placed in pffoot on all the rail
demands upon his pupils' i 111 to lent n. Ills roads participating in this nrbltratlon.
. , . . 1. ,, .
n.tmlni.tratlon of th" college wns unosten-
tatlolls, tlllt his leadership WIIS gMIUllne nlld
brought forth fine fruitage In growth of
student enrolment, new bnllUlngs and
eriulpment, nn enlarged faculty nnd an
amplified nnd better ronrdlnnted curricu
lum lie progressed gently but surely
There was campus tradition that libelled
Prexr's" ovesinht t have never donhted
. . ... .. I
Unit he fostered he ,,,ytt, or ilefectlve vision
Indolent In stnal thing., and I
"y:'x th" t rouble of recognizing every T om.
llirll nnil llurrl' Tim l.ml hnt'u1 fnllli In 111 t
tradition ld to their undoing Some of
tne less conscientious nciverp into rimes
(renulredi used to occupy their seats untlt
"cuts" hid been taken by th" "spotters,"
and then slyly sneal" down the long room
and through a back door to unholy freedom.
'Ih" cutting waxed flagrant, nnd Dr fatten
found occasion fnr n brief but ory meaty
discourse In that thin but fearfully clear
voice of his that seemed ever to rlne nnd rlso
like the song of Cnlex. but never to break
or begin anew Surely the doctrines of
' original sin and th" damnation of Infants
i wrrP "" r '"" "arrow compass:
, 'V. "i.u T.
tnling of cuts, 'work of su-pcr-or-n-ga-tlon
" Lvery syllable was a str.b
Not a graduate of the college, "Proxy" Pat
ton became, heart nnil mind nnd soul, n
Princeton man The memory of his presi
dency Is very dear to the ceiietntions of
Princeton men whoso college years were in
' hi- care When he went to the seminary It
! was to render sorlce that was a loan from
I the college that loved the man and will wish
- ' t.i... i - i.i. I u ,i... . ...! .
11 111 in in- iriii-ii.-ui nil lie- '.- il..- linn o.ii-
plnoss fife can hold for one who his never
spared himself In serlce.
lli.ooMrmi.P. N" J . April 15
iThP Incomp Tax Muring the CHII 11 nr.
To tup KniTon OP TllK HrsSir- Can
I von tell what wns the limit of Income to be
taxed nt the time of the civil wnr'
I nm old enough to remember how intense
the dlsllk" to the measure wns then nmons
all classes V f II
riiii.Mir-LPiUA. April t:
Mv the first Income tax lnw of i-tn; tb
1 ' i-i
j l'"nl on nil incomes over tint figure. The
second lnw of 11(12 taxed Incomes under
' -s"'no '' c,'nt wl,h nn exemption of
! n house rent actually paid In
J'' ,b" "mit of ""mptlon was raised
' froln to "M
The OrlKln of the Fairies.
To tni: KniTon op'Tiir Rcn .Sfr Th"
fohow nig taken from a new book entitled
v-r" ' I'adrair Colutn Is In-
liiestlng I would esll especial attention
lo the eneigv of the description by Ihe un
I , ,,., .,,, ,nr ro,. , rnn ,, ,fr ,, r,
J tilled with Intrtmliy of conitcilon. "The fairies'"
' he ssld "I will tell ou wlmi the fairies are
f'"' rnoie-1 from UN seat and when he turned
w m rlr" " Almighty
1 1 n,.i. ftn, those thai are between llenxen and
Hell let them remain In the air ml the angels
that ri'in.iliuil between lieaieii and Hell are Ihe
Nrw oiir, pril i; Foi.r T.onK.
To Tltr r.niTon it-Tm; Scn Sii I have
rend rour extrnels from (lovernor llrnwn's
Isiieeeli (if ionise ilrorgin Is a long way
'from tlie lloweri. but II must be sort of
I ,.li.iik(i,,t to ll.'.t In t. slt..l.t .. l.A 11...
! ernor talks n If he hud a fair, working
i lu.nn In bis be.nl II p. Dams
Lari, Waci Aiifc, N ., April 11
Illsrrlmlnatten Aralnst the I'mbrelts Maker,
To nir. i:niTon or Tiik tics.-,sir in hehaif
of the American Association of the t'mhrella
ant Parasol Mnnufnrtmcis I beg leave to call
to the . mention of the ir.imbi rs of the House nf
lteprrrentatlves and of ilie .Senate a possible
error of the Ways and Means Committee in the
proposed t'nderwood tarht till!, wherein um
brellas and parnsols nre lo pay a iltirj of only
.1(1 per cent .where.is the materials fur covering
thi in are to pay a duty of IS peri cm Any person
ran rradlly see how this discrimination faints
the Importation of the manufactured article.
IlFtironn ,i.i.inon-, .Secretary
Nkw York, April 11.
Richard for Short.
To tiip IIPiTon or The Kcn- .Sir: 1 once
knew a woman whose husband's name was Hob
ert but who always spoke of film as lllchard. I
asked her on one occasion why kho did this, and
she said the callej him lllchard for short; tun
why lllchard shout, seem to her nhnrier limn
Hubert I never understood. T 1). V.
New York, April 12.
Ibe i:nd of the Shower.
'Ihe shining drops nf rain como slowly down
As rrj'stal gems from Hod's own Jewelled hand,
And from behind the cloud bank's sliver crown
The Min inys gild with splendor all the land.
Uach blade of grass Is like n shier pear.
And far more fair than pearls wet sandstones
While In bright pooh nf water fir nnd near
Are mirrored scenes fair as a seraph's dream,
Now falls the rhythmic patter of the rain
And f iee from clouds the gleaming sunshine fair,
While bhres all the scintillating plain
And newborn splendor nils the earth nnd atr
With what a ilhranl touch of freshened life
The lender plsnts unfold fresh healed frombllalitl
While trees and Beldi with bursting songs aro rl.'e
A all the birds proclaim Ihelr new delight.
(ISOSQK I.AWBRNCK ANPRKWHr
IS FAIR, SAYS CARTER
, Kironion'fl Lender Assorts K.-iil.
roads Aai'ced to l,p
I'll.KS IIIMKF WITH ItiiAHi)
Wiih is tlie lli:lier Wium SphIp
tin Ccrlitiii Linos to
! P.e.side... W H Carter of the Hroth..r
liood or Locomotive Firemen nnd Hnel
! .. .
Keenness,...,.,.,, nloil bin brief vesterdntr for i,-
j llrnmon with thn nrliltrn! Ion l,nnr,l i'
session at tho Waldorf-Astoria.
Regarding tho enntnntion of Klisha
Leo on behalf of the railroads on Friday,
that under the Frdm.in net the arbitrators
have no right to mnko tho award rotro.
uctlvo to July 1, 1012, as demanded by thn
firemen, Mr. Carter held thnt nny right
tho railroads might havo hml wna wnlvnd
by them when thny nRreed to submit to
arbitration tho date on which tho award
will bo rondo cfToctive.
lie nlso gives as a reason for malting
the award retroaotivo tho postponement
of the consideration of tho flrnmen'ti
demands by tho railroads nftor a pre
liminary meeting with tho railroads'
committee on July 1 nnd 2, 1012.
Thero are two important issues to b
decided, ho says. One la tho reoiiest
. . , . . , , ,
except that higher wages or rules that
are more desirable already in effect lie
Tho seoond in tho request that such
railroad us nro already paying higher
wages or have nlrpntly granted such
rules its aro more desirnblo than hav
1 been rotllloHtpd bo pxetlltlt from Mndhtir.
f the arbiters In regard to these two
n contends that uniformity of ratw
.n m. ... ul.nii .1 nnl I... lnllii..nn.J l.u iL..
imm luirp n.iuui urn im in.mrinni in IHM
( relutivo wealth of railroads because. In
nu tuner w.iut- iiuon him imnuiii hi tne
, employer tlx the wa?es of the employee
lie contends that the Productive etllclenev
of the llremeii is as great on one railroad
He holds that therciuests of the firemen
for uniformity in wanes are not "stand
ardization." as thev y they have care
fully graded their requests in accordant
with the services rendered, the produc
tivo etllciency of tho firemen and th" laUi
He argued for two firemen on locoum
uvea wcigning .uw.ow lounus or uior
because ol excessive work, more he.iv.
loaded trains and tho necessity of great"
watchfulness for signals Ho said Hi
the mechanical stokers have tiot lesson
the work of the liremeii on th" Im
As to the position of the firemen on t
electric trains, he said that thev st
have to live and to supKrt families .un.
j ,l, rnilrn.id ..ninlnve. should shore to
profit and benefit therailroadsderivelro
. the electric trains
. As to the financial condition of
I un -.1.. i .i.i i.n .i... .
miuu.lil-, lo satin 111.11 lilt- UKiil-Js iiij oi-.ll
on their behalf are misleading, as sotii"
the roads suit not to lie paying are cm
trolled by other prosperous roods in
isoino of tho roods are overoopitiilued
The firemen, he slid, h.ivo no -..
in the policy of tho railroads and ir
subject to be laid oil when they are n.
needed, owing to falling off in business
roxfinrss ox school hmilm
rinnn for Interiintloiinl .Meeting In
II ii (Till o In Annual.
Hitpalo. April t:. All the ladlnr
nations, everj- Htate, everj college an"
unlverr-Mv of note In this rountti an"
Ivnrlous other educational, scientific, m"V
jeal and hygienic organizations, ns well
i women's oi gnnlrntlons, will be represented
nt the fourth International Congress 0'
"School Hyt'lene, to be held here from An
rust to 3. nccordlnr? to a prellmlr.ar
.statement Just Issued by Dr Thomas A
Storey of the College of th" Cltv of Ni"
orh, secretary-general of the congress.
President Wilson has acciptcd the
honorary office of pntron of th con
grciH The president of the cor.gre!
C. W mint, one time president of Hnrvar.
University The vir.pnddpnts are Hr
Wllilntn IL Welch, n pathologlsl of ,!o!n -Hopkins
t'nlversltj and formerly presides
of the American Medical Association, ei.'l
Dr. Henry 1. Waliott. president of
recent Internntlnuul Congress on Hjgi""
nnd Demography and ehnlrmnti of th"
MnsatichusettB Stnte Hoard of Ilea'"'
It Is the iilni to bring tog. '
Huffiilo n record number of ui-n spd
women Interested In Improving the heal'
nnd efficiency of school children There
Mill be (.rlentlrlc ezhlblts reprchctitltiB th'
best that Ir. being done In s. ',ol hi e'en
mid also cmtimerclal onhlblls of 1 11
Huffiilo bus subscribed Jtn.nne inward
covering tho expenses of the cons-resi
The ltuffalo citizens' coimnltte" ,""
planned mr n series of social aff.ii s lr
eluding receptions nnd a h.il'. n paneant
in the park nnd excursion 'npi "
iliistrl.il pliints nnd to Nlng'iru l '
The congress Is open to all rens
Interested in school hygiene. '"
join ns regulnr active tnembers upon tre
imvinent of n ?.1 fee Appl'i MlU'ii t"
tnembershlp should be tent to Dr Tn. mis
A Storey, College nf the CiU "f N''
York, New York city.
iivt.vr.s .t.v Aimr or utniis.
Cttr Clennnp CnninilUrc nils fe
The shot. ,'leillillli CllllHlll 1 1 1'C, O' C '
Ized by the t-Yileiitnin of Woniei "
...,.i ti,.. i li.tiui,,.'!. s I.c.'imnt u !
llsh hfiidiiur.rters at ill i:t '!' '
seventh street to-motrou niouri g n t
women who tire going to coui"' v '
Dr. Urnvnt J. Lederl". Commtssi mer or
Ilcnllh, and his helpers In the . ..mup
campaign will be instructed I" Hi" ''
mapped out fnr them. The lie" bitiar'eM
will be open every week din fro"' "'
M. until I'. M.. and Mts. II 1' ' "'','
way, the ch.ilriunn. will be i ''arge
Sho will be assisted by the members or
the boerd of illiectors of the ion.inl'l'e
The ciinimlttee Issued a gcceiiil
yesterday to all housewives who b.hee
In clean shops to rally to the e.iue ann
partlclimte In the woik.
The Hoard of Health tins put at t
llviioH.il of the committee s,ni 1"
aids bearing extracts from the
I...I...... .....,.....ilt,.r viniiliirv
Il-Slllliuunn . ..... . t t....rt
Ill shops and tho cleanliness of lood ins
volunteers for the cleanup will ,r"
feed dispensing places and ask the pn'
piletors to put up tlm plnentd.s in their
The commute" wants women volunteer"
for tho campaign. It believes that a
thousands can be enlisted in the worn
nn Irresistible force will be brought lnw
play for belter conditions In Br'J .JI
stores, butcher shops, bnkcidiops are "
other places that sell food
I'rrnilrricnat to Lny t'orwerstone.
Tho cornerstone of the Oreettpolnt IK"'
pttal, Klncslnnd nventiu and lfJ'H'1"
stroet. llrooklyn, will be laid at s u w-'1
tlila afternoon by ComptrolU'i Preu'i"''
past. Addrosties will be, ma b' ',v Mr.
Prcndeigast. Mgr O'Hate, thn Itev
II. Karrell and Michael J Druniaion
Commlsiloner of Charltle.