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THE SUN, THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1913.
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f'.ejd'i- i f I m. v l-.)1nr losn tor the mm
frr Tiionth - .in Imr ih irnrntne snd Sunday
cuiunns d'lhered in them in unv part of this
inuntry or Lumps rn Hi' 11 rm- stated above.
.VJdreinrs cl.Mifil s nltru ss d'li'il order
!.rouvri aes-uss,,? ? '.n- us "I -Wi V, -Ainu
Clfllrr, trlri.,1 rr ..(! Pe, kerne
'"iiMI'h'il ilnllv Inc lutltti c Mind i. In- the Mn
rnnllu""l "vl "t:1 VtWKikiVC1!! t 1tftNnfi
Men. in the boro-uth el V.itilioliiti. New York
''resident Atitl IiruMiiri. wtllfsm C Kilck. I M
iii' i-'i V l(e.l'trl'!ent 1'dwardP tt'trltrlt
t;n i "irri. jv-ueinv. i 1" buston, ITii
'.pr.dnn nSSn. I'Slnchim Itouv. .
K"rl ciRcr, Iiiip dr ti Mlrhrwlir rr. n!
l'nstre pie- i.tue
WasMcgtmi oi::.c lllbh Uulldlat
Krooiilyn "r-'. in. Livingston street
i'if trirr.it tch i ta'fir us wan fanutcririi an i noi ati najcyou unu unvocuerous u emu.
Ii;u,fr:mnj fulutattn vuh In Hare rr.wrJ "lcr hp,itnen ill O tho LoVet), htT masts
Zr'lZ'rur'f ""U '" '""V" '' ,,rf! of ,IoVr, hnr drckH ,il10 Klr1-"
J-..' .. I "pr ballast was a roo; doubtless Mr.
I Hkyan's fhip carries in tho hold lions
The l el of a Man's It.iekbonr. and lambs lyitiR down tORether; but her
Mounted by ih ramo di-rrputabln 'Mores aro mooiishino and molas-o.s and
rider which impelled PreMVient T.ut to!,nilk u,,(1 Wiltor-
. , , ... . . .. . , ... How manv millions of years will be
Ul" ' ,v"
nt tho iat hcion m ' onerer, mat
ineasuro in now in
bunds. Perhaps it c uld bo nearer tho
truth to kiv that Pie.idont Wn..so.v is
now in tlio hand "f th" t-undry civil
bill. Hn vmi; previously p.ied this
Jlouse, it p.i.'-ed tho Senate on May 7.
Presumably it went to tho President
that same day. If it is not tinned or
vetoed by Saturday it will become a law
without ffenature. It is t-carroly con
reivablo that President WnON' will
thus attempt to evade the solemn re
hponsibility that for ju.t one week has
been embarratsini; him.
Thio i-- the law to break tho law about
which Tiir Scn has hail n good deal to
my. No more infamous proposition
vas ever prcMTited to an honet Kxecu
tivo. The rider attaihed to the civil
Mindry bill impudently provides that
the money appropriated for the proa
mnion of crimes under the Sherman
act shall not bo used to prosecuto cer
tain specified criminals, it is an at
tempted discrimination and exemption
which no ingenuity of sophistry enn
make anything ol.-e. than tho hideouh
un-American thing it really i.
President Taii met tho test and acted
like a man and a verlebrate.
Is President Wn.so.v of sleazier tex-
lure than Lis predecessor in ofliie? Is'i
Jh his spinal ohimn moro loosely put
together' W" shall kr.nv: within tro
lays, oven if the answer does not appear
in the morning's nows simultaneously
Mith tlu's statement of tho question.
Most of tho President's fellow oil i
vens, without regard to previous opinion
concerning him, now believe that bis
courage equalf, Ms lear discernment.
Once, or twire in a lifetime there comes
in a man of that sort, seated in tho seat
nf power, such an opportunity as is now
his. PoMor than any momentary ad
vantage in the way of popularity with
the exempted i-las-es of offenders, in
linitoly more important to the country
nnd to himself than any consideration
of partisan expediency i1 it that Presi
dent Wilson -h ill lake the opportunity
and use it right. Our host wish for
Jam is that ho shall iifo it right: and in
this very troublesome but dcancut al
ternative thrto Is only ono rinht.
Triumphs nf Virtue,
The Secretary of state illuminated tho
Pennsylvania Legislature this week with
n thoughtful and encouraging address,
in tho coun-o nf which ho confided to
his hearers tlm
"Ih dav of the hos is koiio "
Hero is proof positive that the triumph
of virtuo is not a thing of thn future
but a virtnrv already ailiievid. Is
1 hero ono so base as to doubt'' Let him
contemplate the Senate nt Washington,
whero n ichaliiht.it.vi, vigomus and
determined !!i piihhi nil lfii'M' -(niggles
manfully in enforce tlm ureal prin
ciple, which v-cmld bur from l eil'Mal
office Mi' Xl-. ,l,li (,att irtliW.
fiT I'Uni cvMi-n'ca (,in iinvnody
perebt in belioMiig lhat. our iiornfs
nnd maiinoiH are infinitely belter than
thoso of our daddies.'
'Inert of Navy IM.in.
s it will take three y?ars to build the
Stent dreadnought Pennsylvania and
put her in conurii-f mn, any plan of her
I'll mnliol '.iring tli.it h,is stolen
would probably i, ,i ,o nf superlative
value to a inal naval power at this
tune it is quite hkilyihat when thn
Peiu.sylvaini i- (uii.-h' d and ready for
rrvlni invention will h.ivo improved
ilie eloc'iical pvptem on w,iishiis in
wx i.vuivt.rw.i us w u a in (
iidaptlim tho )laii-designed f,,r nur new in forty years, and intimate that the
."ndnoupl.i i i,ips tiowln immiM.mn new proposal to honor President Pii;iirK
. i inner n,,.iv i 1,1,1 he (lillli ull . fur would li.tvn been rejected if Itepubll
i'ic I'cini-yhania s timet cnnsii .ct mn cans were in control of the Legislature.
is said In be novel Slid 11 s grilUfvililT
vii bo a smi led by tho N.ivy I cpnil incut i nineteen short of a majority, and Pro
tut, tbo drawiuta stolen would bo of gressivo Itcpublicana hold the balance
iin;ill value to iiny one. Apparently
tin v do tmt (-how h rninplotod system.
In luil. Aiiiniral Com: of the Hut-can of
Minimi t'litflnnoritii; in quoted us r-ayltii;
lllfll til pl.tllS StllllMI "would show
tiutliitiK liovoiid what has already hoen
made public." ;
'Km presumption is tluit the Hocrct,
i-o limp; kept, waii divulged for a purpose,
iind tluit purpose may bo to brine about
t lio detection nf tho. thief anil his in-I
I'omplirrH by the publicity anil to Mop1
thn KtniltJiy abhtractloti of clrawitiKH'
tluit lias boon RoiiiR on for Mitnn t lru j
Tliorc is of couno u tuarkot for any '
valuabli; infortnatlon of the kind that
an bo htolon, and it, may bo tin oum
that, tlio blun pniiln of tho ilraiiKhts
inoii'h ii'partinont liao tint boon woll
M.foEiiardod I'roluibly iwtlor raro will
bo talioti of tliotn horrnftor if KooioUiry
l'..VU.I..i has anytliliig to .iy abfdit
Mr. Hr.in'. Hattlr.lilp.
Mr. Hryan'm toist at thn Washington
Army and Navy Club on tlio, bnttlrship
ol tlm l'ututo ifiS.'.- honor to that imfli;
inatUo and pootin talont iioronsiry to
thootator. Il is beautiful nnilliliimclrss
I'ouch lo Ie,rn by hoart-
"Us oonipi"' I Hi heart ; lis nhcIN CHrry
Komi n 111. II tnlf.alVf1 ure tirojcctnl br the
Ktnokck'.' ponder it love. III. o.ipta!n I' tl.n
Prlnrp of Tcure 1 wnt you to drink with
ine In llic lintlioc.)nt 1'rlfndnlilp. No tursi't
will Ttithuml the prpjrctllcs which frlend-
i-l'ip i'tnl abroHil."
Tm':oriiu.K (iavtikr nml -Mr. Swi.v
iiit.NU after him l.iuiiehod a nlyllio U
t ( 1 .if. . - . .i
.needed before. Mr.HitY.o
an s compa.ss m
bo depended tinon? Wien tho human
heart ceases to respond to thon; p;w-
slons of patriotism or thoso calls of
national es-lf-interest, real or plaiiblble,
that caitso -war? In tho present stato
of man "friendship" an applied to coun
tries is u romimtio nnd hollow phrase.
New conditions necessitate nnw adjust
ments; each great nation Is racing with
competitors in a raco growing tiercer
every year. You aro not friendly to
people who aro taking your prizo away
or your hre.ud and butter out of your
mouth. Peaco itself Is war.
Mr. Bryan's toast was drunk by him
self in appropriate ice water.
Torrrty Honorably Karneil.
In view of thn lives that have been
saved and the suffering that has been
avertiil by rMifu and satie observances
of Independence Day, the announcement
that tlio city cuinot afford this year to
make, its customary appropriation for
parades and tirewoi ks will seem to many
peisoas most unfortunate. Yet the
immediate and pressing demands on
the taxpayers' funds must be met. and
no trivial enterprise like an intelligent
and jv'2sar.t celebration. of 'ho, naMnnal
holiday run bo allowed to interfere with
the serious duties of government.
A glance at tho "warrants made ready
for payment in tho Department of I'i
naiii o" will show how great aro the requi
sitions on the city treasury forth.'i..n-
- '!3 n- government. In pra-MKilly nil
ployees must be supplied with expen
sive bottled drinking wuters. at public
ost. in order that they may perform
their arduous duties and retain their
health. Ono of the oddest phenomena
of publio lifo Is the fact that through
election, or appointment with or without
competitive examination, out of a popu
lation practically all of which retains its
vigor in spito of its consumption of city
water, those comparatively few indi
viduals for whom that beverage is not
good enough get on tho payroll. That
they should is most fortunate, because,
were they to remain in private life many
of them would have to put up with the
stuff the rest of us drink.
Tho thousands who have enjoyed
Mayor (iATNOfi's Fourths of .July will
regret the inability of tho city to pay for
another, hut they will comfort them
selves with the reflection that none of
the city's employees is reduced to the
necessity of quenching his official thirst
The Fourteenth President.
Fiunkijn Pierce died at Concord,
N. H., in lb6U. Ho w ut last to hare
a htatue in the capitol park on the green
in front of the beautiful Stato House.
Hcpublican Legislatures in New Hamp
shire, which has always been notorious
for its bourbons in both parties, hnvo
refused to provide an appropriation to
honor the memory of Pir.ncK, although
he was one of the most human, genial
and lovable of men.
For his gallantry in the .Mexican war
Concord presented him with a sword;
and there used to be, and probably is
row, a picture, nf Vow Hum p-hnr's
President on the wall near the Speaker'
desk in the Assembly; but thn pioposal
In ,vi u st'itno to P'y.lVF. 4,,'uv pro
the ne ei lien .Jmi J.f l.nd 1 eon
a pro-slavery man. whi'h was legarded
as a icproach to Now Hampshire. It
never sermcd to the Republicans of
New Hampshire an extenuation that
1'rniili. Pikrcj'., if a "pro-slavery
man, was one from conviction as a
siudent of the making of the Constitu
tion, and lhat nine days after Sumter
wiis fired on ho summoned his fellow
citizens in mass meeting at Concord to
m-uun the (iovcrnmeut and put down
the Southern Confederal y.
Iloth tho Assombly and Sonaio at
Concord have i,tod an appropriation of
$15,00i) forastatuo to President PiKitci;.
Tho despatches say that tic; I-gisla-
t'irn Is. DemcicrikU': fore .l'.w Viral nv.v.
1 As a matter of fact, thn Deinoornln urn
of power. Most of the Progressive
no compnratnely Anting men and do
tiol share the piiijiiillee.s or respect tlm
traditions of old lino Itcpublicatiism,
'I'ho presiiinpliiiii is that they considered
the services of I'iiavkmn Pii'.iick to his
country, and, re 'ogiu'lug his patriotism,
did not have to bo convinced that New
lbitnishlro would honor herself in poi
I Mting the memory of her only Prosi
il nt by plaoing a statue of him In ihi
hqht of d'iy mi the Stato House grounds.
Tho only Miemorial of him to bo sern In
t 'uncord now Is a shaft over his grave
Snmrrrss In Vnuilr lllr.
A uiblo despatch In Tin: Su.s from
1 .oiulnti repoi ts t ho head of this Orphcum
circuit. Mr. .Uuin.v.I. lli.cn, as having
said sumo bold '(tnlns In irgurd to musli.'
ball? and the vaudeville btago He said
that the managers in Imdon were
making the mistake, of sameness: "Just
as soon as oliu hotiso htrikes a success
in a particular sort of show others
imitntu it. As a result tho publio Is sur
feited with the same sort of stuff."
It is worth while to dwell on this sum
ming up of what has been recognised
by vaudeville devotees not only In Lon
don but in New York, and i'"i that mat
ter throughout these I'nltod States. The
oft Used maxim that variety Is the spice
of life might, bo transformed Into: Noth
ing is so monotonous as the spicn of
variety shows. Like crude cooks they
use the same spko. boxes in flavoring
It is a common observation to a
habitual vaudeville zealot to see really
excellent nnd praiseworthy acts, and
probably high priced nets, leave the
stage with scarcely a modicum of ap
plause. Why is this? 'I'ho answer is
simplu: Tho audience has seen or
heard It before. It is likn tho drum
stick or tlm prune course at a boarding
house repast the guest knows just what
It Is going to taste like. They may be
good and tender, but he had them yes
terday and tho dny before.
At a local vaudeville house this fwist
week we observed a typical American 1
audience, eager to enjoy and get its
money's worth of fun and entertain
ment. The house is ono of tho largest
in New York, and it was crowded to tJic
galleries and every box w-as filled. Hut
the noteworthy thing, nt least to our
humble mind, was that the best act was
done by the poorest arti-ts. And why?
Simply because they had tried to inject
a little originality from their own ex
perience into the sketch. Two poor
little actrcbocs tried to show what they,
not some ono else, had seen that was
humorous and humdrum in their littlo
lives. The effect upon tlm audienco w-as
interesting to watch solely because tho
audience did not know what to expect,
and all of a sudden the whole house was
in an uproar of laughter. Tho very
crudity of tho performed, hhd scored
merely bocau' they were themselves
behind the scene's.
They were followed by far more ca
pable foreign talent, who In tb"tr turn
H-trrfcU''':Kl by the fwv.iliarsotig and
danoe arti-ts of the hardy annual variety;
bat'siime'io the iidionct didn't "fuse"'
with them, as thoy say in electrical par
kin e. The audienco knew their cues
and most of their linesalmost before they
had reached tho centre of the stage.
Imitation may bo tho sincerest flat
tery, but it is a coflln nail in a vaude
ville amst's future.
rnnilru neil hy Its Own Orator.
'Hie Warner welfaro commission bill
wiis sufficiently condemned by the ar
guments of its own enthusiasts at the
hearing beforo Mayor Oatnor. Sen
ator Waonkr. its adopted father, ad
mitted that "tho largo percentage of
policemen aro honest, as your Honor has
often said, and thoso honest policemen
will welcome this means of separating
the small number of dishonest men in
th'ir department from temptation."
If tho majority of policemen are
honest, why take away from them the
charge of gambling and the social evil''
The small number of dishonest ones will
still have opportunities of saloon nnd
other "graft" if Mr. Wacnkr's commit
tee of wise anil good amateurs named by
societies that don't believe in his plan
Evidently the city needs a commission
to deal exclusively with saloons . The
police will be absolutely stainless Enochs
and Galahads if the polico is divorced
from all tho proper duties of police.
Police reform is tho aim and vision
of tho Wa'gnorites. Beautifully comical
is this confession of Mr. Binkkrd of the
City Club, pleading for tho bill;
"I do not Wnow whether a special morals
police lorce will control the iitutlnn In
runr itifctory manner than the regular
police, but I do know that it will greatly
Improve thn reeulnr poller force,"
This certainty is purely subjective
and assumed; but between them Senator
Waonet. and Mr. niNKenn coutrived to
mako still moro ludicrous an absurd
t'oiiimeri e rour.se t Oiford llmillinr
If i veils herself and Magdalen weeps
o.irs eTirei.ivo of her iiuuii) Pompous
"coiiililV"' c.tiii'iVit ' iido (n sli.itne.
I rude, "dei.pised trade," shows its
plebeian head among the dons. Still, let
us hop that "thn last enolmntnients" will
continue to lingor In "that sweet city with
her dreaming spires."
Th Speeders Court In Chicago receiver!
a new version of the rights of mere pedes
trians when s youthful automolilllst i-cn.-eil
hlllirlf for having hll a man by say
ing "I think lie .had no business standing
In the st reel If he had been on the side
walk he would nut. have been hit.." The
street of the future will not be provided
with sidewalks at all, in order that pedes
trians will keep Indoors altogether. These
foolish and superfluous foot passenger
have an antiquated notion that streets
were made to cross,
Mr I'APi'H friends who know th spot
will bo glutl lo hear that he is to spend
his vacation at Murray Hay. There is a
simciousiiohs, freedom, tranquillity and
remoteness about this little settlement
on the wide sweeping; 8t. latwrenoe that
uukes il the uongouial huiAltof a political
philosopher, and such we JudRo Mr. TAfT
to bo, IooklnR out over the noble flood
In tho benediction of sunset It Is difficult
to bollevn there Is such a plnco an Wash
ington, such a body n Congrets, such a
thing as nmbltlon.
1 li popi will write their own plntforms
ffnller. Mr HntAN.
Provided thero are no more Drmocratlo
nattotiHl conventions where Mr TIrtan can
The name of the French airman who has
just flown from llremen to Paris In six
houni, Marcei, (1. Hiii.viikjo.no dks Mou
l.INAlH, suggests a long tailed monoplane.
Not tho len.it. striking feat lira of the Jour
ney whs his pas-age of the Kngllsh Chilli
nel in twenty minutes a record. Imagine
the feelings of a'sufferer on rt DoTer to
Cain Is bout who learned of tho cool and
easy transit nf the Trench aviator In
ho iihnit a time.
THE 1'IBUC I, l Ml A II Y.
A Ortalii I. ark of C'onteinporanenusneis
In the Newspaper llooti).
To TnE t.DiioR or '1'nr. Son sir; It i
always a disagreeable duly to have to
throw the llclit of crll lel-ru upon worth)'
Institutions, ejpeolallv when they are srrhl-'e-turallv
Oirutlfnls the pu'ulle t.lbrarv
Yet prNoi.s and l.mpluls and .ivbim have
to be tnvetlKsted from time lo time, and
why shopld libraries be excepted' I.ot us
Ionic at the condition In thn riewspapei
loom, for lntnnce Do they cater to the
welfaie and convenience of the public'
Iially papers are distributed over eleven
racks, and I shall not question the gcnlui
of distribution ihul has m ranged to nlacr
f.aper fmm Canada, Ohio and Scotland
(' by eld 1 hat l minor matter. Hut
It Is a very serious matter to ask the reason
why an Albany paper of Friday. May i,
should be the latest nue from thai city
as late as Monday afternoon, May i:, In
New York. Immediately next to the Al
bany papei was one from Atlanta of May
10. a day later, and one from Ulnghamton
as late as Saturday evening, la Albany
nf less Importance than Atlanta that It
should be more than tvvruty-four hours
later on the rack? Hut think of It, three
days from Albany to the newspaper room
on Forlv-second street. In these days of
mall and newspaper trriln-t And Imagine
the Intense Interest of vMtore from Albany
In reading news from home three days late
when they could have bought It on the street
the same day.
Another Instance of this same difference
between the uews stand service and the
library service may be seen In the ca.se of
a Montgomery, Ala., paper. On Monday
afternoon, May 1'.', the lust Issue as that
of Thursday, May s. yet two hundred yards
away from that spot the Issue of Sunday,
May II, was on sale.
Last week I observed that the sole Ohio
paper was over three days late find my
ciirlorlty was such that I asked an nttendint
the caue, He replied "the floods " "Oh,"
I said, "the floods went by long ngo " Itut
he still held to the floods, and 1 was tempted
in ask him how It was that the floods tossed
out yesterday's Ohio papers to the news
stands and held up those Intended for
the Publio Ubiary? In connection with this
single specimen of Journal.m from the
entire Slate of Ohio I observed n lontrast
bv noting tno specimens from one city In
Mls-ourl. Mut It be inferred that there are
ts Ice th number of readers from Kansas
City that there are from Cincinnati, Columbus
and Cleveland combined?
Hie niot amusing case of this whole
result of slack and i arel methods Is seen
is vw ivi! nt ttro !rrf"r;t .mm r'' rr- .Mn.T'
Uy afternoon the two Ihsucs displayed were
tho-e of Saturday morning No floods or
malls or delayed (rains here
Now my understanding of h newi-puper
Is that il Is read primarily for the latest
news and not for purposes of filing and re
cording past history Kvcn an editorial
opinion from Albany three days old l apt
to be a trifle too historical. Is the nrws
paper room of the New- York Public. Library
run for the purpose of furnishing the general
publio the best poslhle service? There
are (inly eleven racks and one can usually
ount at least three attendants I) V
Si." o. May is
The New York Hepiihllcans en Prlmar
In nn l.nuon ir Ttti; Srv-.sir In
he couie of hi letter lo Dean Kirchvev,
hairman of the Progre-ve dinner com
mittee, Mr Itooevelt says- "Kach of thn
old parties has caucused In the Legislature
lo deieai the solemn pledge of its pre
election platform. "
The llepubhcan platform adopled at
Saratoga In lui: says.
We favor Ilie short bnllni, surri.undlni the
primary elections with the same Mfrtuvrds as
legulnr elections, the direct election nf party
committee s, Hie direct nomination of parly can
didates In Congressional, Senatorial, Assembly,
(nunty and municipal subdivisions, and the
direct election of delegate to Stale convention,
with the right ot parly electors t directly e.
ies their preference tor noiinatlons for State
ofTlcs If thc so ('c.lte.
Mr Itoosevelt was doubtless misled by
ihe several time repeated statement nf
tiovernor Suler that tho llepubllcuiis In
the Legislature caucused against hi hill.
No caucus waa held by the llepublicaris,
but they held u onf crence and Issued u
statement nl the sentiment of the majority.
The minority were not bound by It, and
Asernblyman en nt Clinton county, who
voted for the Governor's bill, railed atten
tion to this In explaining hi vote on thn
floor of the Assembly
'I his does not, however, excuse the state
ment of Mr. Itoosevelt that the Hepubllrans
havo been faln lo their platform. It Is
possible thnt Mr Itoosevelt did not read
Ihe Republican platform and therefore did
not makes deliberate misstatement
l.AI ATKIIK II. (iLKAHIIN,
Secretary Republican Stats Convention
held at Saratoga, IS1U.
Nkw oris, May 13.
Manes nf Momen llosler .Matters.
'I o hip. Uditos or Tnv. Scn .sir- Tnic
.SL'.vand other papers quote me as follows
Wages nf female operative In hosiery mills
hv; asiiswivt ta.ptj cr.-.. Je ,isn. !s.t t-seaJy
years. The cost of living has not Increased more
lhan 73 per rem. In Ihst time.
What I said was.
li'irlni s oerlod In which the cost n' Ulpr in
i reaied per cent, the waft of female hosiery
operative have Increased not less than 40 percent.
I did not refer to the last twentv yeirs
)mitis r.rli-..) the jnerrae x .s e.
ol living b.is been ierer it) per ent than
'.'."i per cent .and the advance in wages of
hosiery operatives. at least in the mills with
which I am connected, nearer loo per cent,
lhan 40 tier cent Charms Vkzin.
Nkw Vori. May 14.
ir the .)lln Think They Aren't Slain.
To nir. Dirnon or The Spy- Sir Of
course thn report i preposterous that '.'isi
maiiufdciureis of faim Implements have
notified Secretary Heddeld In a petition,
thai they wuul no protection
Ibiveu't we been Inld over and over again
thai, 'hs harvester trust has crushed thn
life nut of about all Ihe manufacturers of
far in Implements and then absorbed ihotnV
Does anybody believe thut iuo or them
managed lo gel away from thn astfite Mr.
Perkins and are still doing business?
New Yor, May u It
jj.,"j'itj.ixei .. - . -
Art rneilc and Art Callaaiy.
To thi Kditos or Tna Sum .Sir; True art
should atree wllh nature sud facts. Ntranberry
shurlcake poftry or any nlher taetronomtral
Inspirations should be submitted to the pie editor.
I refer to the poem by Maurice Morris In Tna SCK
day Sun, He put the strawberries In Ihe oven.
ye godsl l., V,
Ciutu IliPOi, N. J slay 14,
STATESMEX TO OtWKlt.
Send Mpeclftratlons to the New ,lerey
Iliislnrss Men's Congress Company.
lo inn l;ri ion or 'I nr. si n .s'(r; 'Ihe
Iliislnrss Min's Cnnyri'ss Company, Incor
porated under thn laws of New Jciey,
begs the ii-ltance of Til. SfN In placing
before the buslne-s men of the country a
short skeli h of nur scheme for Ihe solution
or their perplexities,
It has hitherto been the custom or our
executives, manual laborers, .le., to club
together and pay men to go down to Wash
ington and talk, u suitable building having
been erected regardless of ex-pens. These
men, Instead of being grnte'ul to Us for
Piovldlng them with Jobs, unlimited shout
ing space, postage trunks, mileage, and so
on, have occupied tlnnisi Ives with schemes
to injure and destiny us, .A man wnlklng
down Pennsylvania avenue with a real dol
lar In Ids pocket Iins been known to start,
four Investigations and n riot, w hile Cnpltol
lllll has beciitne B.Niagara Fall, and Wash
ington has been tkioded with tho tears
el.ed over the news thai an Italian ditch
digger III Paterson didn't find enough 1 1 tlfllcs
lly our Innovation, simple In Itself like
all great Invention, this uiifurtunnt condi
tion of affaire, will bodoneiiway with. In
stead ot sending them down to Washington
lo talk, each member will bn lonflned to
his own nijfric;-. l'tir:.cri'lore, l. will be
chosen bv tho business men, thus doing
nway with expensive elections and pri
maries, and villi tie circulated among thn
subscriber. The advantuses of our propo
sition are obvious. Thus separated thre
Congressmen can never form a quorum, so
thrlr talk inn still go on, cruel nnd unusual
punishment being prohibited by the Con
stitution, but It w Ut be as Innocuous ns tin
ferment ed grape Jtllco,
Our corporation Is prepared to futnlh
Kenutors, Heircentatlves, Cabinet officers,
Vice-Presidents, v , at the lowest rates
consistent with the highest quality. We
rontrol 6ii per cent of tho asylum for the
lnano In the t'ulted State, and in many
ase will be able In provide you with Just
as good a servant of the people a you have
t'ndcr this plan buslne will no longer
be a gamble; It will be stable and prosper
ous nnd be removed from tho list of guess
Wo are now prepared to offer the fol
lowing extra i holco specimens at special
rates. Write for quotation.
Lut A. iVat wnrmtng absentee: Mild and
harmless you'll never know you've got him.
1.01 II, Tall grass, or sagebush: Ills hit air
will lieep your office warm In winter. and hit lung
power can lie utlUted to run jour rlecttlo Ian In
I.ot 0 CdDelinke litlremely vsrlsble: feed
lilm on birdseed one diy and on gunpowder
tea the neil: works nn a plvut.
Ixit I), l'o'k Dar'l: lias aversion to water or
anything Ihst floats on It; natural bom Vlepto
msnlsc: keep safe locked.
Iitl".. (Speclnli: Talks even In tils sleep; suit
able tor VIce-I'revMent.
We, regret that w-s twive tieen as yet
nnablo to procure u Secretary of State, but
we hope to produce one by crossing a rail
road dining car with h phonograph
Notlie. A few vacancies open to ex-
Congressmen; no alienists' i ertiHciiles re
quired- Congressional record sufficient.
Thk licsiNkss Men's Conobkss Co., Inc.
Per II. C Greening.
KiT Oraniie. V. J.. May 14.
ni.SE OF THE FITTEST.
The (.real Industries Hun lly Men of
'lo nir. LniTon or The Si n -.Sir; Mr
Farrell's description of the business of the
t'nileil .Stales Steel Cori-oralSer. and on'
details of his own career which he himself
save aro. vesv ijuiaUliW. Tliftt SU. Vitrwll
knows something about the steel bu-ine-s
and has a memory for tacts and llgure
seetns to arouse great Interest and wonder
among those present ut the hearings.
1 hat our great iiulustrit- are beiiig- raar.
aged by men of superior ablht,- who have
"arrived" through their oisn ee-on has
been obscured and almost lo-t sight of on
ncrnuut of the greut noise made by political
j agitator, sociologists, reformer-, commis
sions, efrti leiicy experts. sensational clergy
men, sildragetle- profeslonnl upllfters
and a horde of loafer who think they can
earn I heir living by telling compel ent people
how to run their business and by grafting
when the chance presents INe'.f In v. w
should tie surprised at finding some one at
Ihe head of a large business who knows
something about il
It is certainly reassuring to know that
Intrinsic worth still count In spite of the
noise made bv self-appointed regulator
and that thn business of the rouutrv goes
on In ever Increasing volume, even though
its path be strewn with the rocks of legal
obstruction and statutory fulllllv It is
to be hoped that the hearings In the Steel
suit will continue Indefinitely, ns they ure
likely to be very enlightening and will tend
to restore in no small measure the balance
of power to those entitled lo It, and send
(he demagogues and Ignorant politicians
to well merited oblivion.
Albert R c.m.i.stin
Nfw Vom, May 14
Wb ,Mut the Introducer Swallow the
Name of the Introduced?
To thk F.ditor of Thf Si-n .s'i. Many
persons when they introduce anybody slur
the spoken name.
"Let me introduce Mr. Hr r- rm," they
say, and you don't get the name at all. And
then. If you waul to know it, you say..
"Hr r, I didn't Just get the name. Is 'I
Mr. llrooleton?" And maybe the purty
saja. "No, it's Mr. Huglehum " And then
ou say "Oh, yes, Mr Huglehum. I am
glad to meet you, Mr. Huglehum "
That is what nu do sometimes. Hut
more often you gel the name as near us you
cau, and let it go at that, and thru when It
Is time for you to mako your adieu when
you come to the gentleman whose name you
didn't i-aU'h when he was Introduced to you
you repeat It as closely a you can in the
manner In which It was spoken to you.
"Well, I've got to be going now," you say
to him "Clad to have met you. tioodday,
Mr. Br r rm," while, as you turn away, hn
follows you with a look of mild bewilder
ment. . luecm. i.i n.'e.ti),b.i..n,!ir plain, ijuly.jien.
Introducing anybody to speak the inline with
perfectly clear and distinct enunciation so
that It may be unmistakably understood.
New Yore, May t4. ItK.mrtMhR.
Smpathy lletvseeii People and 1'lauti.
I'd THBl.unort or Thk Si . -.-in- dome
people" can" ra'iVe flowers and some can't It'
Jon give two pots nf geiautuins, just alike,
one to A and the other to II, A's plant will
thrive and IPs not. They muy pluco flow ers
In tho same soil or locality as to tempera
ture, sun and shade, tend them In the same
way, give each the same amount or water,
and nil Dial One plain will thrive and
the other will not . ileiween some people
and plants there Is a mutually sympathetic,
friendly fec!:n. For such petsons plants
gi m. while rnr others plants will not growr.
Poll pi own, Pa , May 14
An F.noineer Hern.
s'roit ra VhllaiitpMa prtn.
Unsaid Strnble, engineer at the Hock street
plain of Ihe i:sstern I'enusylvsnla Power Com
pany, Uatton, died al the L'attou Hospital this
alternoon from burns. lie was alone In tee base
ment uf the juant when an eiploslnn ot gasolene
crcvtrtij., settUit e.te. .lo.tjlj clothjiis. Without
stopping to beat out the Ore hr ran to the engine
room and shut olt the steam Then he ran to sn
alarm boa and sent In a Are alarm.
He returned In the plant and refused te enter
an ambulance until he had directed the firemen
bow lo shut ol! the various f Irctrlc switches and
stop the generators sn that the machinery would
not be dsmafsd. He collapsed as he wis taurine
ths embuleac. The damage to tba plant hr the
rt will not exceed Hi. '
rnr.ATvr. tn.wc a is.'
Celonel Allslnn llrown on Mouse of
Thai .Name In This Town,
To nn; l.titii. or 'I III- fil s Sir Ihe
Asor Plate Opeiu IPmse on ,tatniarv ;
ISil, was called Ihs 'IhtVWiu Illinois
'Ihe Fourteenth Street 'Ihealie, nei.r SUlh
avenue, was originally called the 'ili.Mrr
Francals. It was opened Mnv I'S, lHrt. with
French opera bonffe by M tiulgtii't and C.
Drive! Jacob Or III opened this liolle
Auuf tsee. with Italian opera HMon
made her American debut hern Scptriiibi t
!M, lf. Mrs. Harney Williams acted bete
April S.l, 167, In Flench. 11. I,. Ilutriii.iii
opened here October 24, I7, with a French
per.i bnufle lioupe In "T.n tirundo Hu
chse " loslre was the prima iloiiua.
'I his was followed by n French dramatic
company "t.a Hello llelf'iie" wns given
March :'. me, for the fitst time in America
at this house. Carl Roa nnd C t). Hess
opened September II, H95, with Palil.'a
Itosa, Rose Ilersee nnd others. Clifton W
Tayleure was lessee October II, iiiul
opened with Chunfrau In "Sam " Fechter
appeared April 17, If To, In "'I he I.ady of
Lyons " It retained the name of 'IhciUte
Francals until Senttiinbcr "7. ISTn. when It
was called the Fourteenth Street Theatre.
Knsfer A HI il' old place on the north side
of Twenty-third street west of Sixth avenue
was called the '1 hefltre Frnnval on Novem
ber s, s?7 Hlanche Meda made her debut
In "Diane." called "The I.iidy Plain he."
What was the Canterbury was never
known a Ho theatre francals. It was
first opened, i") llroadwiy, oppole the
Metropolitan Hotel August .'A, is.'.S, bv
Buckley's Minstrels. Then the house was
tailed I e Olvruple nnd opened with Ch.m
frau In "Campij ". opened ns the Academy
of the Drams June 17, i.v a Ihe Metro
polllan Mnelo Hall July !7. I s:,s Fred
Wlddows opened with Fiemh drataail"
performances In Juntiarv, t:,a Itwnscalled
the 01vmp!c by loh Halt In March of the
Sain Lowell appeared here In drawing
room concerts. Hooley l ampbell s
Minstrels began June :.'. Henry Wood's
Minstrels appeared here September S
Opened as the (iermun Theatre by Otto
Hsym on October l, ISOO. Was known as
the Canterbury Hall on April li H was
called The Palace of Mlrrois, was known as
the Hrosdway Theatre September 7, 1 fcb i
and Mrs. John Htougham iKmms P.obert
soul was manager I hen It wn called
Hooley s Mlntrel. The house got Ihe
name of St. Nicholas Hall, next to llelter's
Salon Dlabollque. Then the Snn Francisco
Minstrels opened May s, SSJ, Charley
White then opened the house August l.
I1,'.', as Wlilie' Athetiieiim. The Worrell
Sltrrs il j y ed here when It was opened
March in, l7:l. Hubert Hurler opened the
houo August l, 1S73, us tho Metropolitan.
Charley Shuy opened as manager In March
and ( ailed the placo thn Crand Central
Theatre. Tony Pastor was manager for
a while, I'miik Wilson, then song and
daucc man, with Mack In as hi partner,
and Lillian Russell began hrr ulcer as a
singer by warbling "Kls Me, Mother. Kro I
Die" and kindred melodies Nat (ioodwiu
made his metropolitan (b';but and gave imi
tations of booth, Hayniond nnd others,
lio and May Irwin alsoappeared here.
T. AM.STON Hnow.v.
West PBtranEi-rniA, Pa., Muy 14.
LOXO ISI.AXU SWITCH EL.
The Stickles llevrrase or Matutinal
To tiil Kimor. m- Tut Sun .Sir.- While
reading Walter Sand Mills's letter on
snltchel In Tin: Si s I had u thirst restored
to me that vanished twenty-five years ago
when 1 left Amltyville, I,. 1 .and Its rural
environment to go to work Ir thi- city
i hose dajs ale as mellow In memory as was
rA s-w.'.-r.r.tr.Trr.rrjr v.Va: r.: r.ray:"ir:: rirf-i
and 1 drank on many a summer morulas'
u we completed our htickleberrylng In the
so'.djf rorth of Ainlt;-v',l!e sr.d alen iVsr.
mat,i' road Hut our sw ltchel wa the Long
Island brand, which niust differ from the
Nutmeg composition dtscilhed by Mr. Mill.
I never heaid of cider as Ort'e 'Of the IniilVdf;
We used to get up at 3 o'clock, give
our faces a est lis U with a wash rag, dresi
quickly, descend (he bj( k stairs lo the
kitchen, and there each would prepare n
bigcod.l water bottle full uf ewitchrl. We
made It of equal proportions of vinegar,
molasses and water. Cider inusr b ! bully
mixture, however, but our vmegai L-ave the
.'-ef.V.sv' v';.'.!Vn"r Vftf .. ?.'." .-:.
palate even now. Minglinc a bottle of this
"nei tar of the gods over our shoulders we
sallied forth to brave mos'iuitoe( bees and
hornets as we -ought our quarry, tti" huckTe
beri if- We slatted in the i ool of the morn
ing so us to have our picking done by sun up.
lly that time wn were "allflred thirsty." so
each would uncork his bottle and take a
good awig of swltchel. Jlmitiy Crimps, It
was good! And it slaked a thirst as strong
as any old toper ever pos-esed. s.s we
trudged home we -topped here and ihnre
on the woodland loud and Imbibed a potion
Old Peter Podder. the colored gentleman
who threshed the wheat In the autumn, once
beheld twin brothels watching him wnik.
As he stopped lo wet hi" whistle with
nwititiel he exclaimed ns he smackrd his
Hp- "They look so much apart lhal jou
can't tell 'cm alike."
Iterc's to the health of V alter Sands Mills,
with the hope that the Nutmeg brand Is
as palatable as Ihe Long Island brand of
swltchel. C. h. C. Duma ns.
New Yors, May 14,
MUer Mile nt Prnmnllnn.
'In thk Uuitob or The M'n .Sir: When my
hair began lo turn gray I found younger men,
truikmru and others casually met, occasionally
addiesstng mess "i"ap"or"Cp'n," this Ulle helng
conferred oShnuil In a sort of good humored
consideration for my age; and I thought lhat was
frieudly; lot-, of pleasant people In the world, I
said to myself.
Hut 1 am getting grayer all Ihe time, and
thnuch I don't let myself think so. I must tie look
ing older: nnd yesterday I was promoted.
"Hey, there, Colonel,'" a young truck driver
raid to me, looking down from hi high scat on
Pleasing thai was at first, a good high rank,
Colonel, eagle on ihe shoulder strap, and so on.
but when I came to think It over a little II dldni
pleae me quite so much; and 1 hoped I might he
permitted tu serve a long time yei hrfore bring
piomoted to (ieneral. OaiT Thatch,
New Yoat.klay H.
Oterlooked In the "lieanop."
Too had the while wlnic floating free
Could not complete the Job
And cart oft thn menagerie
lhat wild my prsce plajs unh
The kldi Ihst live across ths way
That own the limn nnd drums;
ihe little drar ih.il tuiirrach dny
Win dulcimer efle trms,'
. 'Ihe liaryicnh. bull a:.d call
I nmlndlul ot the hours;
The phonographic mad giraffe
That culls both hearts and flowers;
The pup persistent al the pump
t)f that piano player:
The rats that mal-s me fairly lump
With sours that thrill '.he air;
And Ihe elephant and buffalo
Thai live above and do
i he turl ey trot both fast and slow
itarh eve till alter twol
Miall we find Hie health expected
When our cleanup U perfected,
ltubblf.li everywhere collected'
Hvery typhoid fly elected;
l'.very speck of dirt delected
livery dirty boy corrected;
Nn uatldbiea neglected'
Daily Ublla all dlttecwd. . .
And to scrutiny subverted;
All our dally lives dlrerted,
All that we consume Impeded.
I'roiu Insidious germs protected1
Or will some at those affected
Come to feel a bit dejected
When It's shown, as they suspected.
That but Utile's been rlTrctedt
Uliootll O. UotiWOOS.
RARE BOOKS NO HIT
WITH "WEARY RICH"
Kici'l Say.t They I'rcl'T i.
.$.5,000 Pnlnlinfr, WI1M1
Mokes a Slmw.
MOTOR PAHS CT. I III M'
Also tho I'nci Thai .Mo-t ,.f l s
"Would Kntlior Hi'
Th ah Think."
Drilling In fine and rare boos.- t, is
kept paco will the Increase In popul.iii
in this eountrv. Thorn aro not in to th.n,
twenty-five) men In tho book ir.ido w
really know a rate bonk 'when ihi-v-se
A J.l.fifsi painthiK tr.ikcs tnnro nopm,
slou on tho "weary rich'" than ,i "-hito
Theso were tho chief points in h p.irer
read beforo th" convention of the. ncr -can
Dook-ellers Association at thn Hit
Frnest Dressel North of New Vc ,
read thn paper, tho tltlo nf which w,.
"Fine and itaro Hooks ns an Adjuni
to tho Retail Hook Business."
"It can bn said with pnsltivenes " s i
Mr. North, "that tho collectlnp: of I ..
and raro books has not kept paco in ti- s
country with the Catherine toegther I
painting. etehlnRs, cucrivIiirs and other
works ot art One oliviniis le.ison for t,u
is that a l.l.tHKi p.inilltiR to ikes tn. in- shuw
a f-realer inipresion nn to iMlil'orniei
and weary lieli thana .Shako-pi .ne piirt
"Certainly the habit of reading Is Kient'r
interfered with by tho motor car ur.i.e
mil while nl' all us can read mo.t nf us
would rather lie down and din lhan think "
Mr. North llr-t pointed out the change
In bookscllliiK In Now- York since, is"
All but four nf titleen IiIr firms who hi I
downtown oflR'0-.at lhat time have either
cono out of exi-tcnce or navo ceased
keeplnfi a retail departmont Dry Rood?
unci department stores havo iiftectod
lefiiiiniiiie nnuK-eiiers. .vir .-ortn saw
"''here an-1 -wer dealers i n lino nnd rare
books in proportion to tho population nt
tU.ooo.oiK) than there were at 4l.000.ndo
Tho book production for 1N75 was some
thing, over a thousand volumeu. Li-t
year tho American publishers Is.-ued
10.135 new books, exclusive, of new eli.
"There are not more than twenty-flvs
men In the book trade In this country
who teally know a rare book when they
see it and who have tho knowiedRo and
ability to bring together tho buverand the
tiook. Flno nnd raro book buyers am
not tnndo in a dav."
The topio which caused the mo-t dis
cussion at yesterday's sessions or tho con
vention waa that of tho relation of th
library to the bookseller. Whether book
sellers shall increase or decreiiro the
discount Riven to the libraries of the
country brought forth arguments which
kept the delegates in session late into
the afternoon. It whs finally decided t.,
settle tho association's stand in tho matter
to-morrow, when the last business session
will be held. It will be a clo-ed ses-ion
To-morrow nlnht the ,'i'Hi del.vea.te- utid
their guests will sit down to their annii.il
dinner, at which JVrev Macknve, Tom
rwy', vmii co6Tr.i;i"..d'c,!iijVTFrr.'.-(.f.'iu
MeAneny will spo.tk
t!VA?r.M.LAYI El. It S 7 O tttl J I TX
Appronrli nf YVnrshlp Cuuscs ( bauge
Urnu' llnd (irtrccl Mil,
Wasiiinoton-, May 14. With u lin.
isji cruiser approaciiiiiK its idiores wp i
only tvveiity-rour hours left In which n
comply with the Dritlsh demands for
settlement on their twenty-ycar-iel
debt, the Guatemalan Government
V .elded to-vl.ij r.nd . ..ntnut. d t. u i
the Hrlti.'h all that thev were ,iso
.VeVVfT'dr't'lie t,,p'Itumi"in?l''ii.v-' ihe tin,"'.
malan Government on the (,ve of th, -jilrntlon
of the the time limit so' u
the Jirltitili ulrlrnntum wan received
The Guatemalan Government ' i
agreed to apply to the Interest on '
bends nf its 10.0ft0.00rt debt to Bi is
subjects the major part of the proceed
nf the export tux nn coffee. Tin- la. t
II. SO per cjultitui nnd It is agreed t ,i
11 of the tax on each quintal of -MfTe.
shull be itppllrd to Ihe set vice nf
When the loan upon which lb s d' '
is based was reorganized in ls!i.
GilHtemalans n creed In pay the Inter '.
with thceoffeo tu funds. Thev did
fnr Ihiee jears. but sliu e 1 s;s b,c
paid ii cent on Interest nr pilinipai
Alinos-t sliniilt.iiicoiisly vvilb the e
eolpt nf news that Guatemala ii
yitiilcil to the Hrltlsh ibinauds cinie
Hnnnitnccment that Secretary Hry.m i
Monday bad yielded to the reipieai
tho Guatemalan Government to life "
gnnd olllccs and had .isKed Great H
aln lor an extension of time, (in a
sanio day that this request was ma le
the British Government ordered t
cruiser -TSuIum rrom Jamaica to Gtu1
mala to enforce its demands if mm - e
mcnls wcro not provided for by
morrow, and llhovviso nn Monday ' e
Krltlsh Minister at Guatemala i
served a now notice upon the Gna
Th'f action upnn tho part nf Sc. e
tary of Stuto Hryau iK'casioned (.-n '
surprise when it became known hen
day. The reason rnr tlio surprise ,t i
the ract that while Mr. Ilryan wa- n
Cillrornla John Hassctl Mnorc. c nn -lor
and then netlni; Meeretarv, dei '
in Interfere, when appealed to bv ,
temal.i. Ho adhered to th,- d. C IS -11
ThcMst- i7.-it;iTlwr'.-lnn, wtrlcir tv-.i.s ;k '!
It was not the part of friendship ' '
elibcr party for the I'nltod suites
prevent Great Hrllaln frnni iu
her Just dues nr to eii.-nn .ic G
mala In continued defaults on hrr
cat loan by Interceding iiKinnst il
XEW HEl.WtOX H',1STi;i
Hr. It rmenanyder Asserts l.ntlicrsni
Meaanrn l'p lo the .tar,
Atchison, Khii., Mac 1 1. - Tho Ke
.lunliis U. ltemi nnyder. pustor of -.lamrs'a
Lutheran Church, New Y "V,
pri ached tlm synodlral sermon m (.
general synod to-day of thn r.n l"
Church. Ills thrmn was "The Adap'
iions nf I.uthrrunlsm to the Modern s
He said lit purl :
"livery iigr brings new ptoblems fn e
liiiiicb. Thn piogrcHslvo spirit Is sn
In the pvcsciit that it demands l.cw
llgloii. I.uthrranlsin holda that ns In '
universe there ts ifxed law nnd cliiilic c
conditions, to there Is in Christianity '
unalterable core of truth, riaced, lie
ever, lit the bhlftlne Lourso of hlstor
must adapt Itself to Its cnvirotun'-ii
The outlooK for Christianity Is bright w
ho,'..;, - Al! churt Hit. 'srerii t-V- t.ji.......
Ins Lutheian btandards,"
J, .. Jnmeann (iels tl Irani llfflcc
Philadeuuiia, May 14. Joseph s
Jameson of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, w.,
elected vice-president or Ulrard College at
a im-ftlne; or the board or city trustees