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THE SUN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1914.
BATOHDAY. .TANt'AKY 21, 1014.
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All eherl;', rnnnr y orders. Ar.. to he trade pay
able to Tiir. hfN.
PiiMthrrt ftftllv. Irrlmllne .Sunday, hy thr foin
Prlntlne unit Piibll'MfK AMocl.vitor. nt i;n Nsau
Street, In the Ivroiuh of Mnnliatt.xn, New ork.
rroMrnt (in.l Treasurer. William l Uriel;. IT"
Nassau Mrrcl:iee-Prrlilenl.lMward P. Mitchell.
i;o Naan Mrcet: Secretary. C. I". t.uxion, 1:0
Umrton onVc, ITflnchnm 7lntir. I Arundel
rati' office. 6 ltur rtc Is Mliiiodlerr. off Hue lu
Waxhlnguin nrfirc. Illbhs tlullrtlnc.
nrooklyn oftler, 0 UvtmrMon etrrct,
Jt mir fr Irnrfj uTio later us irlin nanuterlrl' anit
Mlinlrfllfon for rnibltrattm trh In hart rtlretrd
trlltles re lurfirit Hiry must In all cases sena tianpj
tor tanl fiirpo'f.
Whnf In till s town romlns to unilrr
the. ndinttilstrntlnti of the now Mayor?
YVe are bound In candor to say Hint It
hectns to tool; decidedly as tf Now York
mlffhr ho coinlne to lt own. Two such
manifestations of hlch and disinter
ested Intollljroiice on the part of Mr.
MiTCiir.1. ns nro discernible In his soloc
tlon of Colonel C.Foitiii: Wasiiinc.ton
Gokthai.s to Ipp Police Commissioner
and of Frank I.yon Poi.k to bo Corsv
ration Counsel serve mlRhtlly to con
Arm the pleasant Impression.
meeOnR cnlled hy MIm .Srr.NCK nnd MIm
Ciiann boars convincing1 testimony,
and that It Is on the mud to successful
fullUinent of Its iiurixiso the moderation
nnd simplicity of Its procrntiime clve
proinlpo. llestrnlnt to rensonublo pro
IKirtlons tif tliose Bayetlos tlmt every
parent desires for his children Is a prin
ciple of child culture im much nenlected
outside of New York ns In this city, nnd
this prnetlcnlilo method of reestnhllsh.
iB proper liiilniipo hetween time de
nted to play nnd time plvon to the seri
ous business of crowlnp up Is worthy
of serious consideration In communities
small ns well mh tnrpc.
,littnn's Pnllry In Mexico.
As .Tnpan has the snnie right n other
nations to send n cruiser to Mexico to
look after the Interests of her citizens
In that disturbed country, the net of the
.Tnpiinese Knilmssy nt Washington In
Rlvlnc out llaron Mak:no s stntoment
on the subject to the Parliament nt
dklo seems sitpereroirntory until the
friendly purpose of the publication Is
I'nfortnnately Jnpan has been wis
peeled by nlanulsts of ulterior nnd sin
tstcr designs against thcM.'nlted States
In Mexico. There was the Mnpdalena
Hnv Incident, which led to the adoption
f the Ixdge resolution In the Senate
mendatory of the Monroe Doctrine, al
hough. tiH It turned out. the .Tnpaneso
Ciovernmont was not Involved In the no
gotlatlons of n steamship eompany for
coaling station on the racltlc coaut
The missions of Diaz nnd He la
IJahiia to Japan, the latter of which was
onsuminatcd. also had a peculiar look
to nervous souls. The tJovernment s
The Attempt nt Irnnltlon.
In our review the other day of the
President's speech In Congress outlln
Inc his plans for new tnist legislation
we said that we must defer comment
upon that iHirtlnn of the President's
progr.nnmo which comprised an at
tempt to make definitions of the scope
of the uresont anti-trust law and to
limit the "area of debatable ground"
tinder It until the proper legislative
bills on the subject were actually Intro
luced. The President referred to the
tnntter only lu general terms, and con
fllderntlon of his proposition was abso
lutely Impossible slnrv the projmsltlon
was In no way clearly outlined. The
hill In question was made public yes
terday morning nnd can now be OS'
Hmlncd ami discussed.
An wo expected. H Is of farcical char
ucter. The President has Toally mado
no attempt to define the words 'To
stralnt of trade" and "monopoly"; and
his failure to do so Is because he Is
n sensible mnn and In spite of nil his
declarations to the contrary ho under
htands that these words havo already
been denned by the courts and In the
common understanding as definitely as
thev over can be. In his euunienttlon
of the acts which constitute, an offence
under the anti-trust law the lresldent
starts off with n definition that nny
combination or agreement between uny
two or moro persons "to creato or
carry out restrictions In trade or to
ncqulre n monopoly in any interstate
trade" is Illegal. This Is, in substance,
inerelv a repetition of the terms of the
present law; a dellnltlon by using the
words to be defmcd. The attempt at
teal dellnltlon vanishes altogether. In
Its succeeding clauses the bill enumer
jitcs unfair business practices that are
already understood to be proscribed by
law and are no louger used In repu
table huslness. The clauses add notli
ing to prohibitions and condemnation
that nro contniued in the Sherman law
lind have on many occasions been the
mibject of proseoiitlou by the Govern
ment. It is for Instance, already per
feetly known that It Is illegal for
manufacturer to make any agreement
svlth a dealer whereby the dealer hind
himself to sell only that manufactur
cr's particular line of goods and to re
fraln from handling lu any way the
foods of competitors.
It is extremely illlllcult to find In the
President's new anti-trust bills any
thing but mrplusage. We notice. how
vor, that the most important among
tho measures suggested by tint Presi
dent as advisable are not Included in
the hills whose teniw were published
yesterday. There hao been no bills
yet Introduced referring to the ques
tion f holding companies or to the
proposal to limit tho ownership and
voting power of stock held by Indi
viduals. Measures of this character
will be of more far reaching effect lu
tho business world than nny that havo
yet been offered In Congress, nnd peo
ple lu business must still restrain their
Impatience to know how far tho Pres
ident wishes to go In this dlnvtlon,
punctilious reserve in receiving teener
nr. la IlAniiA should nave reassured
them; etnnnatlons of the yellow press
of Toklo and the mouthlngs of dema
gogues count tHl for nothing. Suspicion
and distrust of Japan still persisted
When the IiUuino, a cruiser of 0.S00
tons, reached the west coasi or .Mexico
the absurd story was published that her
IkicIv of marines, by special tllspensa
tlon of the Uuerta Government, was to
proceed to the city of Mexico, although
the marines of Admiral iai.Tciir.RH
Miuadron remained on their ships n
Yera Cruz. The report was calcuiatet
to snread an Impression that Japan
had some kind of understanding with
Mexico that boded 111 to tho fulled
Stntes. And contemporaneously the agi
tators In Toklo were proclaiming that
Mexicans nnd Japanese were brothers
The Japanese Government could not
ifford to Ignore the distortion of her
Mexican policy as It nffected relations
with the United States nlready strained
by alien land tenure legislation In Cali
fornia. Hence the precise and carefully
worded statement of the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Karon Makiko, ex
plaining why the Idzumo bad been des
patched to Mexican waters nnd conclud
ing with the hope that "peace and tran-
oulllltr will be restored In Mexico at
the earliest possible date, nnd that Its
Inhabitants, native and foreign, will be
enabled to live free from nnxtety."
amounted to 17,048,401, while from
Germany they were 8.I1S'J,411, and
from the Fulled States I7.107.2SO. In
selllnR goods to Venezuela the Fulled
Stales ran almost neck nnd neck with
Great llrltaln. the value In bollwirs
(about KJ cents) being Great llrltaln,
27.8SS.018, nnd the United States, 27,-
OI.VIKl: while Germany's total was
l(!,r,r,!),.')2 bolivars. The Fnlted Slates
therefore would have to make strenu
ous efforts to get the lions snare or
the trade of the east coast of South
Our great opportunity will be found
on the west coast, as we snail no in
close touch with It. If we do not get
the lion's share of the trade on that
side of South America It will be due
to Inadequate transportation from the
Pacltlc coast of the United States and
from Pannma and lack of enterprise
on the part or our exporters, in ine
case of trade with Chile It will be. in
deed, "a sharp competitive struggle,"
for Great llrltaln nnd Germany are
strongly Intrenched there, Chile's Im
ports from Great llrltaln in inn
amounted to in,7H7.8N gold pesos
(about 115 cents lu Flitted States cur
rency), as compared with Imports of
8!,?78.rr2 pesos from Germany and
4:t.221.H:t.t from the Fnlted States. The
value of the Peruvian Imports from
the .same countries In pounds sterling
was: Great llrltaln. t.7tn.sn : United
Stntes. 1,1115,002: Germany, 0111.20(1.
With Ikundor and Colombia the United
States does even better comparatively,
but the volume of trade Is small.
It should always be understood that
there will be no "sharp competitive
struggle" for the P.iclllc coast trade of
South America as a whole unless Con
gress provides the American eKrter
with n merchant marine.
Is tllscharRod and a shower will result.
Such Is the siifrgestlon milo by Sir
Ol.lVKn I.orKtr, London despatch.
When that happy- -nnd dlstunt day
conies, how shall It bo determined what
kind of weather Is wanted? Will there
be Stnto weathers or Just n Federal
weathnr? Will the referendum or civil
war settle opposing theories of weather
wants? If Federal weather Is desired,
why lug in electricity? A Government
Weather Commission Is tho thing.
The formation of a new polltlciil imrty
to protect the rights of tho Inlwirlng
clnses was urged In a resolution adopted
by the United Mine orkers of America
to-dny. DmiHitch from IndlanavolM.
Ingrates! Did not social Justice,
constructive liberalism and a new free
dom protect you throughout "modern
times." ns tho Hon. Hiram Johnson
Perhaps no ono knows how unsophis
ticated Mr. Urtan can be, but we nro
loath to belleVo the story that to spare
the feelings of the Spanish nation he
urged that serviced In Arlington Ceme
tery over the graves of the Maine dead
on February 15, the anniversary of the
trngedy tn Hnvnna harbor, be abandoned.
The Vindication of tlie Mole.
It might be called n handsome send
off, that Indorsement of the moving
pictures which came op 'Monday from
the leading theatrical managers. It
was at all events sufllelently encour-
nglng to make D.wm ltn.sco the win
nor In the first attempt of Oscab Ham
Secretary XtltTAN Is still optimistic
Dripatch from WiMil0ftnt.
Just glvo tho dovo of pence time and
oho will yet hatch out her eggs.
The full responsibility for tho honor to
bo paid Mr. Pindkll Is nsstitncd at the
Vhlte Home. Ifasiliipton ilcspntch.
Inquiry, It seems, has disclosed that
Pispixl was not Mr. Urtan's choice
and that tho Hon. Jimham Lewis Is
also blnmeless. What could Hdltnr
1'iNPr.ii. have written with his magic
pen that titillated the President's ego
Another fund of ttn.000 rale.l tor
Hans Kr i i m i nr. llratlllne.
Tho cause of this noble murderer boa
not been forsaken, ltather let the homo
less starve than that ho should bo
ran rr-sTMi: i.emuuisiiip.
ItrflrettniH of a Hepiilillcan Voter on 111
T,. tup. HniTon or Tiir Bun .Sir: As
nn un-Stato man I ennnct help com-
mcntltic on your article about the ui-
, . . . ,i ; Male icrpuuiicnni iiikuik t-vmii'i-i" .vn-
mfrstlix tn compel him to discontinue . of ' ....... m..i,inery In the As-
hls exhibitions of the tllins. Coming U,.mi)ly committees. Of course. This Sun'h
from such n quarter, this praise of the viewpoint of the committees Is that of
form of entertainment which ls many euy tep. m .V""',Vt ' f th
imivi mini nt:
That good nature nnd generosity on
the part of fathers and mothers has ro
milted lately lu tin undue elaboration of
entertainments for boys and girls Is a
fact which has boon deplored by par
ents nnd educators alike, and the move
ment to check this tendency taking
form in tho organization of the Par
ents' league Is the natural iesionse of
common sense on Us nvimnltlon of an
unfortunate tendency. What into or a
few families might Hint illlllcult or even
Impossible to accomplish, cooperation
will render easy, for through It uni
formity of hours Hint ainuM'inents mav
lie attained, without coiiipcllliig'nuy In-
dividual, oiug or old, In assume t Jn-
uiii'eii'.'i'iiliii imit of lone reformer,
Tlliil llic sociel, i needed, Its puc
ren. towald a larger tiioiiiberslilp allien
Umi November daj, of 1U foruiutlun at u
An Up-State Heroine.
In one light perhaps there wns noth
Ing unusual In what Elizabeth Fisiikb,
12 rears old, did on Thursday after
noon. A tlespatcn irom rougiiKeepsie
told that In crossing the Ice on Flshklll
Creek her six-year-old brother, Mal
colm, went into tho wnter nnd under
tho ico. She went right nfter him,
caught him, held him under tho Ice,
pounding the Ice In vain, and finally
let tho current carry them to tho next
bend, whore the Ice was broken. Then
tho despatcli says:
Tho Ico thero wna broken nnd Kmia-
timi brought her brother to tho iurfaco.
Tho current threw them against tho bank
nnd the tfrl atniBirled out. drawing" her
brother with her. No one was In Bight,
and JMZAUKTit started back across tho
nclds toward her home. carrylnB Maiolm
on her Bhouldcrn. Her clothes were freei-
Inic with tho water nnd occasionally sho
had to put Malcolm down to rest. Mal
colm waa quickly revived and to-night li
all right, but tho exposure and the exer
tlon may result seriously for Elisabeth."
There nro mnny, many persons who
never heard before of little Elizabctii
Fisiikb, but they will nwnlt good news
from her bedside. Courage, nerve. Bnc
rltice lu n child nro primeval thlngB, In
tangible and unaccountuble. This girl
was not led to such instantaneous hero
Ism through the reasoning of ethical
philosophy. She did not know Emlhhon
had said that "it Is man's perdition to
lie safo when for tho truth he ought
to die." Hers was tho instinct of tho
iKiteutlal mother, tho nice mother, sav
ing nnd protecting tho young nt the
reckless, heedless gift of ucr life. "To
night in her home nt Upper Hopewell
she Is threatened with pneumonia, hut
happy." A strange sort of happiness
for ti child of 12, and yet 1s It not
precisely tho same happiness In .varying
phases upon which civilization has been
Alter tlin Canal Is Opened.
Among tho "Immediate consequences'
of tho opening of tho Panama Canal
tho German General .Stuff sees
sharp competitive struggle ngalnst for
eign, especially Luropoan, comtuorco
throughout Latin America." Compe
tltlon on the part of tho United States
will have to be more practical and ener
getlc than It Is now to relegate Great
llrltaln and Germany, pur chief rivals
lu South America, to tho rear.
The canal will do nollrlng for the
east coast of South America, to which
Great llrltaln and Germany have better
access hy numerous steamship lines
than the United .States, although New
York Is nearer to Hlo do Janeiro and
lluenns Ayres, hut not by a great ninny
miles, than London, nreinen and Hani
burg. In 1011 Great Mrltnln sold good
of n value of 2l,ri55,OI5 to Argentlll
as compared with a total of C,0,.'S7,r."
for I Ik Fulled States. Germany's hi!
occupying so many theatres once sacred i
o the spoken dramii Is of tho greatest
Yet It was only a few years ano that.
enthroned high In their nrtlstlc secu
rity, the mandarins of the playhouses
regarthsl the vogue of the Minis as an
evidence of temisir.iry aberration In
the tastu of a public that would soon
turn Its hack on this Inferior form of
amusement. Hut nothing of the kind
has happened. The public Is stilt loyal
to this less expensive entertainment.
Itv a combination of circumstances the
irlce of this diversion has happened to
tit In well with the paying powers of
the public nt this time. So the movies
have continued to grow In favor.
Hy degrees the managers have come
into the Held of their rivals. There
Is scarcely a managerial Ann to-day
which has not Its atelier nnd Its forces
of actors before tho camera. Undoubt
edly tho quality of the output has
greatly Improved. After n while all
he pictures will bo made in color and
there will be a still higher nrtlstlc
average to Interest sptvtators.
In the meautlme no theatre need
suffer from tho fact that the audiences
havo gathered in its portals to watch
tho films. Thero Is Indeed scarcely a
playhouso which has not tho movies
on Its conscience. The spacious jfew
Amsterdam, the Lyric, tho Criterion,
historic Wnllnck's, the aristocratic
Lyceum, nil these temples of another
art have been dedicated so long ns tlui
public demanded It to the silent drama.
.no wonner men mat tlie managers
stepped up to rescue the Itepublle's
good name nnd incidentally show how
close a relationship exists to-day be
tween theso two deiKirtments of dra
ma tic diversion.
How Did Ho I'ver Oct In?
How did so coarse nnd crudo n person
nu Max Steinw.er, lato leader of the
Progressives of the Sixth Assembly dis
trict, ever creep Into that band of altru
lsts? Ho wns out of plnco thero from
Filled with misconceptions as to rule
by tho people, last fall ho actually re
fused to let the county (minorities tell
him who should lie nominated In his .lis
trier, crnvenly allowing the voters to
bavo tho candidate they wanted; since
thou he has brazenly demanded Jobs for
his faithful followers, utterly disregard
ful of tho fact that smiwo! Mm principal
men In tho county committee nro them
selves without seats at the public lunch
A baso and contemptible fellow, this
no rans io grasp mo luiuinmentnls am
essentlul principles of social justice,
Lucky it is for blm that ho has quit
voluntarily. Had ho remained, lnfurl
atcd rlrtuo must have turned nnd de
V,.iv Ynrk cltv nrir.inlzntlon.
I am familiar with UeDUbllcan poll-
tics, city and State, nlno tho potltlcal
condition. For a number of years thr
nslde political conditions In this city Have
iecn KniwItiR from bad to worse. The
lirmitilleiin organization In Manhattan has
been run solely In tho Interests of cliques
nml factions, eo much so that certain
relliclnus and racial elements have, to nu
onsldered beforH nominations aro mane
or iwsltloiiH filled. They must bo consld-
reil first and a camllilate's ntnesn last.
Theie condition huvn crown to such an
extent they have reached out for control
of the State orKsnlzntlon, such as they
have In the Democratlo State organization:
tb, Invisible control.
There has been n steady srrowtn or ois-
satisfaction nmonir the, up-State voters.
They have regularly supplied the (treat
bulk of tho Itepubllcan vote, as all know.
They have supplied tho brains of the or-
ganlzatlon nnd the solid Integrity atul
ability. And what ha tho organization
of Manhattan done for tho State party?
Has It dono anything but hog everything
In slcht for Its favored few. dig deep In
tho political mud, graft and things which
nro too rotten to write about?
A great many up-State Republicans nro
not anxious to uphold Mr. Harnes. They
cannot uphold blm In some of his views.
Hut they do believe lie Is honest In bis
views and that ho has tho courage to light
for ttiern In the open.
Who ever lu.ird of names of Albany
playing peanut politics? Can you say the
same of Parsons and Knenlg? A nice pair
to run the groat Itepuhllcan party In the
greatet city of America!
Such actions as thelts aro bringing to
Harnes and the up-Htato leaders all fair
minded ottrs, whether Itepubllcan or
Progressive, and tho movement Is growing
rapidly. Wo know what tho up-State
leaders are and what they havo done tn
the past and wo know what tho New
votk city Republicans and tho Tammany
crowd have dono during the last few
enra. I speak or the Htato finance nnd
tho condition duo thereto. Who la
responsible but the city Republicans and
Tho political condition In the State Is
In a bad way. Let us hopo that the fair
minded nnd honest Republicans will rally
nround men known to be abovo political
trickery and dickers In political graft and
lnvislblo and underground politics.
TUB Ul'-STATB Vmw.
Nw York, January 22.
"Father, what Is tho Constitution?'
"My eon, It Is a document that is most
sacred to tho party that Is not In
)VMtlS OF THE CtTY.
The Tate of a lnniiK "Delinquent" Who
llreanie a Good t'ltlrrn.
To tiiu tiorron or Tub Sun Sir: Mr.
Cbarlea D. ltlllcs, president of tho New
l orK Juvinllo Asylum, has called attention
to tho fact that New York city baa uh
wards 24,000 dependent or delinquent chil
dren, nnd that In tho earn of them the
city pays 150 a year lusa than tho average
amount paid for tho supjiort of similar
children by othnr cities and other States.
This Is a mlKtako for which tho city
must soino time pay tho penalty. Tho
present administration should keo to It
that thess children nro properly supported
und tb.it a siilllclent amount of money
Is nppioprlattil to prolil for each one
of them nu oducatton sulllclent to glvo
him or her a fair chanco In the world.
I nm ucgualnted with a young man who
lu t!ior, when only a child, pleaded guilty
to tho theft of a small amount of Jewelry
from a loom In a hotel In which lie was
employed. Ho wus sunt to tho Children's
Village at Dobbs Furry, which In under
tho control of too Now iork Juvcnllo Asy
lum. in that Institution ho spent two
years, making a record never boforo or
slnco equalled. Ho was tested In every
way nnd was at all times found to be hon
est. To the superintendent, Mr, Guy Mor
gan, ho said that ho wns not guilty of the
crlmo charged ngalnst him, but by n pott
fogging lawyer hud been persuaded tn
Leavlnir the Institution, he literally
fought Ills way through tlio necessary
a ati:ii iHHi or SIIA1S.
The I'slm and Ancient Wisdom of Urne.
fern Hie i:g)itlnn.
To tub L'ntTon or Tim Hun "lp Al
most everybody worth knowing has a fad.
Theie are those whoso minds run to un
tlquo furnlturo or trophies of tho hunt or
rare vintages or Turkish baths; others
delight to dabble In palmistry, psychic
research or astrology, while many nrc nl
lured by tho more pretentious arts, such
ns eupenlcs nnd gehenlogy. I have never
been particularly Interested In nny or
theso diversions. Hut 1 do like pedi
Of course n common, ordlnnry dog Is
nil right In many Often he Is n
good watchdog or nn agreeable compan
ion or n capablo hunter. Ono of the best
foxhounds I ever saw was a mongrel
whoso reputed father wns the Huck I Inn
of dogdom. but for my purpose I require
a pedigreed dog.
Preferably the pedigree should be genu
Ine, but this Is not absolutely necessary,
for If It Is gotten up Impressively anu
goes back for enough, ns every Ilrst class
pedigree should, very few aro capable or
picking nny fUws In It. It Is well to re
member that a pedigree Is no dull, pro
sale, thing like statistics or organised
-...i... it in full nf snlce and variety
and opens up broad vistas of speculation.
.. t.n n rmnoetntilu genealogical
tree of his own ho can well afford to bo
satlsllcd, but If ho has vainly searched
the family record In his great-grandfather's
Hlble for n good old ancestral
name, such us Lantech or Mahalalcel. ami
nniMni, hnt savors morn of an
tiquity than Absalom or Oollath. he has
a rlglit to loon eisowncrr "...
In such circumstances be naturally turns
... i,r..r,t Hint ran bo traced
back, generation nfter generation, to the
bleak, gray dawn of time. ,
I have tho honor to own nu "'
water dog. Senefcrtl. named after the Urst
historic Fgyptlan monarch. 1 pn
very hlghlv not necause m in- in
gence or fidelity, for he lacks both, but
wmi.,. nf Ills noblo Uncage. I have His
pedigree translated from nn ancient tongue
nnd Inscrlncii in a ncai mm ........
on heavy parchment. With ono or two
unavoidable lapses It runs back to the
tlmo when civilization was In swnddllng
clothes, nnd at a distance, looks like n
diagram of one of Henry James's shorter
sentence. ., ,
I bought Seneferu from n retired Eng
lish orrnv officer who bad seen long ser
vice In Fgypt. lie assured me that hone,
feru's nncestors were so highly esteemed
that many of them had been made objects
of worship by the ancient Inhabitants of
the Delta. 1 was Inclined to accept this
statement as an Innocent exagger
ation born of enthusiasm until I re
membered that my Informant was an
. ...i.BrA.,,.ii. t oeeltled to
l,iiKii-"iiin.iii, lir,,u, . -
ponder the matter carefully and suspend
Judgment until l couiu roimm mo r.-.-authorities.
Hut I must confess that I
never met another fellow who knew more
about dogs nnd antiquity.
Iin you marvel bow nny one Is nnle to
derive pleasure or solace from a fad like
mine? Let mo explntn. Sometimes when
I feel that, ns a nation, we are Indifferent
to many political nnd Boclnl reforms that
nro necessary to our salvation. I seek the
austere presence, of Seneferu. I keep blm
for Just such occasions. They constitute
his renson for bolng, If I may be permitted
to uso tho Kngllah equivalent of n good
.t.i t.-rpnrh ulirase. He Is always nccessl-
blo and tho closest scrutiny never dls
turtm lils outward cnlm.
Sometimes I feel the need of him after
listening to a statesman with a message;
more often I go to blm after reading, of
a new remedy to uplift the race.
Usually I Ilnd him asleep. Doubtless
ho Is wont to dream of his forebears of
the long ago, for he often growls and
starts spasmodically, which would seem
to Indicate that he Is enjoying himself
amid alien surroundings, for never when
awake docs be show any Interest In his
petted and pampered existence.
And n I gaze upon him mnny things
I havo heard and read nbout take on nn
old nnd somewhat forlorn aspect. It re
quires a llttlo Imagination, perhaps, but
that Is what one needs In this cold ago
of economists nnd calculators. So I see
the progenitors of Seneferu playing
through tho nges on the banks of tho
Nile; baying the moon while dynasty
after dynasty rises and falls, while Ism
after Ism lives Its little day. while this,
that and the other social Hnd political re
form flourishes for n while nnd dies a
nnturnl or violent death, wherevei man
kind has experimented In civilization.
Modern reforms? Why. good knights
nnd bold crii'tders. they have all been
tried tlmo and time again, from a puro
democracy In vanished Athens to tho the
ory of eugenics In forgotten Sparta. Why
look so grave nnd solemn, you men of
messages and missions? Why the attitude
of Cortex or wns It Italboa? "silent upon
a peak In Darlen"?
You haven't discovered anything.
At most you simply wish to apply old
remedies to changed conditions. And you
should proceed prayerfully and In a spirit
of humility Dismiss that look of su
periority, thnt air of righteousness, fllve
the past Its day In court and listen to tho
testimony. If you can't understand It
biro nn Interim ter. even If It does dimin
ish tho net rroflts of your endeavors.
If you can't . Hut stop. Seneferu
moves restlessly; ho Is nbout to awake.
In silent awe I tiptoe from the room.
humbled In spirit nnd with a normal sense
I wish I hnd a dog like Seneferu to
give to every lentous reformer who I
laboring overtime to uplift the rnce. It
might not do nny good, and then again It
might. Who can tell?
Hut I do know that Reneferu has
brought me much happiness. All In all,
I consider htm tlie most vnlunblo dog
In tho world to-day. So here's to htm
lazy, arrogant, pampered nabob that ho
Is I Ixmg may he live- Simon Creel.
Awant, January 2S.
SWEKT SMI USfl SAI'I'IIO.
NOTED LEON HIRSGH
COLLECTION ON VIEW
Hers the lledilrnltm Apple roreer
Hinging nn the Tnpmnt Hough.
To Tine IhiiTon or Tub Sun fir: If
your correspondent does a little wider
rending he will find that others besides
JnmeB Stephens havo paralleled Itossettl's
lines. Hut or course thero is nero no , . .. ,
ground for tho cbaigo of plagla-lsm or l'lini I illtfS (IntllCI'IMl lit
I , ..I 1 .1 -. I ... 1 1 n I '
even l l'reuitti luimiiieiii v. tt.j r,,ii,,
2,r,i)0 years old at lenst, for It Is found I
among tho fragments of Sappho accident
ally preserved by the (Ireek grammarians
In Wharton's "Sappho" tho literal version"
Is given ns follows;
As the sweet apple hluhs on the end it
the bough, the very end of the bough, which
the gsthffers or!nnked. nsy overlooked
not hut could not reach.
Putting It Into Kngllah verse Is n stu
dent "stunt" almost ns common ns tho
translation of "l.alagc." Here are three
versions that happen to be nt hand;
As the topmost apple redden- the mors
Paused by the picker he gathers his store.
Forgot not but not to be reached before.
As the topmoM spple blushes at lbs end ef
fled and swet but p"il by ths pickers
Not forgotten but not to b reached till now.
As the sweet apple vell It- blu-he- red
On the tip top hough, fur overhead.
Not eren, or If by the gatherers seen,
Not before plucked from Its lodging green.
The chief dllllculty Is to keep the It
reverent student from entitling his version
"Lines to nn Old Maid." Hut If wo fol
low Lowell's rule,
Though old the thought and oft eiprested,
'Tl.i hi nt last who says It best,
wo must nllow Itnssettl tho Lngllsh copy
right for tho present.
KnwiN K. Sl-OssoN,
New York, January 22.
.IOlNKI TO CHINKS!' (T
IN'iuni'knlili". Assemlilv of ,n.
clout Work at Aiupriepn
A Name) for the nip Offender.
To tub Kditob or Ttt suv Sir: I
saw recontly tn the papers that It was
illlllcult to find n suitable name, contain
ing the magic eight letters, for tho now
Thut thero nro names n plenty, histori
cal, pntrtotlo anil poetic, a moment's
thought will show,
"tilorlous" Is my cholco from a long
list. It's such a splendid word. Every
one would know what It meant nnd how
to pronounce It, It U satisfying and fills
the mouth as wo bopo tho wind will (111
her sails completely,
Furthermost) It appeals to Amei leans,
for Us last two letters stand, together,
for ii great people, und separately, for a
groat country! Jane Fraskh.
New York, January 23,
Two Other Orbtnr of the Tenth Mine.
To tub IHiiTon or Titr. Hon .Sir: Are
Landor, who wrote;
Mother, I cannot mind my wheel,
and Hyron, who wrote.
O lleprui, thou brlncmt all gnnd things,
not to iik nt loii other stialthy pilferers
flom the Lesbian muse, tn flaunt their bor
rowed illumes, while poor Mr. Stephens
starves for want of gate receipts? Or
shall these men higher up be dragged from
niyslum and condemned to a It dure on
literary honesty? T. L. limits.
(Jammudok, Mass.. January 21.
I'rnm Sappho to Stephens.
To the LiiiTon or The SOS' Hlr; The
grltf of "l F. S." nnd of his unnamed
frlom! In tho letter "More Tlaglnrlsm,' "
nt the touching of ltosettl's "Imperishable
gem by the "dead band of Mr. James
Stephens, Is olnlously so polgnnnt thnt I
hasten to kIno them eomo Information
that may partially nt lenst Hssuage It.
Rossettl's lines nro a translation of n
fragment written by one Sappho, and owe
their undoubted beauty to their remark
able fidelity to their Oreek original. It
may safely be assumed that Mr. James
Stephens wns ns ftoo to paraphrase that
original ns was Rosscttl to trnnslnto It ; the
Inferiority of the paraphrase Is duo to the
fact that It Is part Stephens, whllu the
translation Is practically all Sappho.
The statement that Stephens has In this
Instnnce "plngtarlzcd" from Ronettl re
calls an anecdote heard many years ago.
A very minor poet, whom wo will call
Jones, complains to a friend that nn
equally minor poet, here called Smith, has
stolen his Ideas front Jones, and In proof
of his accusation shows the friend Smith's
latest production. "Hut, objects the
friend, "that conception originated with
Hyron." "Yes," ropllrs Jones. "I got It
from Hyron and Smith got It from me.
llAnoto II. Howman.
New Toiik, January 22.
To THE KP1T0R of The Sun .sir: Tho
gold of Rossettl Is purer than Stephens's
and his workmanship more chaste, but
tho greater elaboration by tho second poit
has Its value, and we should accord him
praise. It Is possible, too, to make n
much less artistic rendition thnn his nf
the Sappblo fragment. 1 can do It my
Sweet si the spple that blushes
On high t the. end of the bough.
At tho very tip end of the bough,
An& was missed tn the hsrveit nir. Ins-clou,
It tempted the. pickers, but how I
To reach It they knew not (art thou:
tin sneet and so tempting art thou
If this tins nny merit It Is becnue with
the exception nf tho words In brackets,
tt Is a very clne translation.
A contest In translation and paraphrase
would be ns lntert sting a that In pro
ducing palindromes, and far moro profit
able. M. M. M.
Nrw York, January 2S.
I.tterar) Spencers on a Mom no.
To TUB KntTOit cif TlU! SfN .Sir- A
good sized anthology could bo made of
the poets from Catullus down who have
filched from the Lesbian. An amusing
commentary. Isn't It, on the assertion that
woman has never dono anything lasting
In the arts. If quantity bo lacking, qual
Ity Is so beyond reproach thnt men go
blithely borrowing from her down the nges,
Willi never a thank you.
J. D. UlC.VNETT.
New York, January 23.
Mr. ilrjan's Peace Treaties.
To the FuiTon or The Sc.v Sfr: Tred
Motcalfs fenrs relative to tho Wilson-
Bryan penco treaties nro logical on his
own premises, which ho develops excel
lently as a proposition In a letter printed
In The Sun of January 22, Tho whole
question Is, however, purely nrndemln. for
as n matter of fact tho treaties actuallv
negotiated ann me otucial text of the
notes which thlrty-ono States havo nc
cepted In principle specifically nvold tho
very point winch Mr. Metealf made. Tho
standard treaty text contains this sen
tence ns Artlclo IV.;
Vending tho Im e.llgiitlon and report of
the international commliilon, ths high ron-
tractln pnrtlea agreo not to Increase their
military or nnvsl programmes, unless dan
ger from a third l'ower should compel sueh
Increase, In which cuso tho party feeling
Itself menaced shall eonlMsntlally eommunl.
cate tns fact tn writing to the. other eon
trading party, whereupon the latter shall
ano o remitted rrom It obligations to
maintain Its military and nnvnl status quo
Tho treaty with tho Netherlands does
not contain tnis nrtlcle or Its enulvnlent
but It will be seen that tho article quoted
tuny protects against any third l'ower,
Dents 1'. Mvr.ns,
Hoston, January 23.
one collection of painting" '
has Involved much anllelp.ilirv 1 ,..
has been Joined tu a reiuatk.ibl. .,...,i,
of ancient Chinese art in tin Hi r M I
the American Art As.'m lu'e i M , ; s
Square south, to form an ,iu '" , ,
sure to mouse public Ititerc t T , ,
lures are those that were coile t. . in p..
late Leon lllisch, an .un.iteir f.
Il.tlie for old masters, now ! ir - il ,
the executors of bis estate. imI i"
nise art objects aro some tin' hi
brought to this country bv tho I .inn
Mr. Hlr-ch's pictures m b " ml
greatest painters, In fact one e m.itf i
n hut gi.nt 11:11111 In turning tr
catnlogue. Among tlui I lull h nn-l 1 H-m
painters there lire Itubufis, Peter Ilrniuh
flcrard Dim, .lordaens, Thomns d KryjP
Nicholas Mne, Jacob Marls, Anton
Mauve, l'nulus I'nttnr, Jan Scour I, fail
Tenlers, Adrlaen van Ostailo nl I Jj-Stien.
Among the r.ngllsli artists uie Mr wi
lam lleechev. Thomas ilulnlornimli, Jov
Hummel . Sir Thomas Law rente, ..
Joshua Iteynolds and Turner.
Among the Italians nre i.iich i.iur.isr
Francesco Ouurdl, fletio I'eruglnn, Uu, ,
Retil Mild Tlepolo. Others aro Lucas Cm
nach, J. L. David, Knrtuny and lioja K
sides thai there arc some Interesting 'V-knowns,"
Mnrn In Honor Position.
What Is usually considered tin- place
honor In the first gallery has men kH
to tho porttalt of n child by Nlchnhi
Maes. Tin- child Is exliemeiy neanni
with fat tiufTed out cheeks, sits Un a r
cushion and holds n little black and wh"!r
terrier In lis tap. At the Hack a curtan
Is lifted to disclose n landscape, a rltr
vlovv with houses lining the bank.
This picture has Inteicsted the erltlu
ruMv. and Dr. Vulentlner of tti
Metiopolltnii Museum or Art regnrns it .11
a link between the early work of Man
painted under the Influence) of Ilembran't
!,,t hu later examples painted In In
French style ; this portrait of the chl
therefore bUn cited as proof of the Ir
correctness of the former theory the
there were two separate artists of thi
Tho "Portrait of a Lady" that ham
on the same wall Is In this later, front
mutiner of Maes.
The Thomas do Keyscr portrait of 1
man la a strong characteristic exanr.t
of tho artist who Influenced Hembrar.l
Ills sitter was a thoughtful man of mldli
age, with an abstracted look In his e 1
All the textures ure finely done, the !i.
skin, ruff, alike admirable.
The Rubens Is a small canvas, c
pletelv nlled with the robust p.ilut.r?
a head, thought by Dr. Oldenliourg of th
Plnakothek. Munich, to be a t-tuly t
a man In the "Aeccnslon of Mar "
The collection contains many lnle'
Ing portraits, and among them the o
"lidv." the Heecney "James i,ari
Cardigan," and tho David portrait of
man Hand out.
Dr. II. Hiiinmjj WiNiimiT, director of
physical education at Ohio Stato Uni
versity, adds uji tho athletic expenses
of American colleges, hut makes only
tho usual "more than ono billion dollars
a year" out of tho account, If llr,
Vv'lNur.iiT Is not surprised at his mod
eration, everybody else will be, Hasn't
ho mado nn error somowhero In Ida
painstaking calculations? Or Is "bill
Ion" a misprint for "trillion"?
Men actively seeking places on Federal
Reserve Hoard will not be appointed.
Despatch from U'unfilinloi,
Havo tho remaining candidates failed
to prntlt from tho high standard set
them by Mr. John Hisei.ton Williams?
Soon we Kluill be able, to have any kind
of wmitller wo want. If we want tlhn
rf'liitTVI'l In tin, uiiik, rmir ... I W'atner nu nun is nciessiiry ih hi sella
was L..no.!s.M. in tun wine jenr e.- up pos,lvo electricity Into the clouds,
port from Great lirlUin tu Uracil ; nd if rain is wanted negative electricity
siiiooiiug aim huh 11 pnueosion. 110 iivchi )PPn provided for It theso
111 a wm cuy. nun ih recognized as Illtrll1. nd yet tho ungrateful cu
ono ot lis nmng r young citizens. .10 ro- , , b, ,n rt.foroncl,,
It. m.irr .,,1 IIia .1 n i .lit . iri llu ... :
" , ,,, , . . , : . , near In 1 10 morn tig covered vv
well known families. Last Christmas ho I ;
brought his bride to New York and at
tho Children's Village mado an Inspiring
talk to tho boyH now there.
That young man wob worth a big Invest
ment. As a boy bo wns Just nn average
boy. not much better and not much worse
than tho uverngo Individual of tho 21,000
now being cared for by this city,
Arnold Van Pykh RouTt.KnoK,
New Yomc, Januury 23.
The Furred Oevll of the Coals.
To the F.ntTon or Tub sun sir: 1
have been reading your editorial opinion
of the domesticity of cats.
Why do cats like coal bins ns havens
of lest? I have u cat that Is handsome
and usually partlculnr nlsiut ItH per
sonal appearance. A cushion on an nrm
chnlr In a warm corner of tho collar has
only to ap
I ngree with you that "u purrer Is a
devil." Mlno must be one, for lie loves
Summit, N. J., January 23.
A lesson lu Anatomy.
To tub Kpitob or Tiir Hi!.s-(r: It does
not detract from the streniitb of ths car
toon tn Tub Sis of Januury !1,("A I.einn
In Anatomy," nfter Heinbrnnilt, to recognize
that Hi" "sulijeit," like the Irishman after
th ciitintrophe, Is "not dead but rpeech
lim," Tim eminent "men of words" carry
Inc on this "ileniniitrnllnn" nro In reality
piirtlclpatlnc In a vivisection In unconscious
rnjio iiisnt of thin fact J, P, l.
New Vosk. January 21.
Where Artltts tall.
To tbs nniTon or Tim Hun .s"lr: I um not
nn artist or critic, but a picture lover, I
have ultra wondered why to many artists
run draw faces und figures accurately but
full so lamentably In ths hands.
If th subject Ii a man tho artist may
paint him with Ida bunds In his pockets or
huhlnd his back, and so etcspa drawing
them, or ha may put a woman's hands In
a muff, but tf tin actually draws tho hands
they usually look stiff, lifeless and unnat
ural. Is It particularly difficult to drnw or pnlnt
the human hand so that It hull appear
natural? If . why! I'icuul Low: a.
MiHios, Wis., January 21.
lust lee to a Deliberate Traveller,
To Titn KntToa or Tun Sp.v Sir:
waa much Interested In thnt Ohio snail's
Marathon recorded In Tun Son of Janu
ary 20, I do not doubt that Mr. Kahnlzer
of New Cnstle watched and timed this
snail's progress for a foot, but surely It
Hid not require sixteen nay for tho snail
"to movo n mllo." On that basis I figure
thusly: ono foot In four minutes equals
21,120 minutes tn travel a mile, divided
by 1,44ft (number of minutes In a day)
would be fourteen and two-thirds days
or fourteen nays and sixteen hours.
I'm for tho snail. Ills progress Is slow
enough without tagging on an cxtta day
and eight Hours tnoio, especially If trav
oiling continuously. Lot's bo fair and give
this encrgctio KnMropou his just duo!
A. C. Levitt,
Putnam, Conn., Jnnunry 23,
A Palindrome of tho heieiitlrs.
To Tin IJiiitou or The Bun Air: "it c.
1,." suites thut th loosest palindrome
which ho knows Is "Able wns I cie I saw
mini," If ho will look through Harptr'$
Miigailn In tho early '70a ho will find In
the "Kdltor's Drawer" a collection of pnlln-
drouiea, Incorporated III vcrne, each of which
la Ioniser than the Imputed reflection of
Nnpoleuu. I will repeat one of them:
".No ot nor Ottawa law ut Toronto, son."
It -auld bs lnttrertlng word play to con
tsit for the production of the longest In
UlllaiUe pullndromr, M, M. M.
Nkw YuaK. J miliary :t
The to 1 'oleworthy.
The llova Is of a woman of maiurel
vean. of strong personality and marked!'
In tho Spanish type. Tho picture Is full(
of good painting, but the fac and limit I
nr esiM-oinl v subtle. I ho iirobj. s nt
faded nalo vermilion, and a taint iiu.-oo;
this color pervades the lady's cnmiiexloil
and In fact th whole canvas. It P vts III
i curious flavor that Is not dHiigre.mi-.'
riio Heechey portrait conserve Just hi
many racial Hrltlsh traits as the Cinl
does of Spain. The tlesh Is tlnelv dm.-
and tho characterization sympatht tlcali,
Tho Uavld Is as cool, striking and ciia-j
as Davids usually are. Tho vose Is
and unconscious, and tho color und dU
The religious pieces are grouped on on I
wall of tho gallery, and among tnen
Joos Van Cluef Holy Family Is do-
uous, not for size or striking color
fur It sincerity and Intensity of f- e' .i
Lvery portion of the picture Is pa-""
religiously, even the book ujnl tin. t s
of fruit, und tho draperies. Joseph, w "
leans through a window contcinpu:.'
the Virgin with tho Child upon lu-
h the. faco of a brooding thinker Thi I
hair of tho Virgin in this painting I" dc
with curious and complete loallsm.
The Van Heliessen "Madonna Is in
dividual also, unit tho Scoornl ' Ad ratio-'
of the Kings' will bo found to '
highly decorative nnd full of life. I
background to this picture lias certa
Manteguallke characteristics in inn n
bin reliefs of tho broken buildings. T '
general stir ninong tho dramnti l '
some ami a nervousness In tl.e .
betiay n blight kinship to tho luii
The Van Der Mculrn "Town r
Country Mnikel" Is a handsome i
decoration, und the sumo Is turf'
number of tho Dutch geiirw pieci I
Cornells van Iliiarlem, van Oat.p.e
Gtrrtt Horst; of tho Tlepolo, und
Saint Jiionui by an unknown ."J
An Interesting. VrliUi'i,
The title of tho "School Ti m 11
attached to ail Interesting p.ii'-i v
trlbuted to Velasqmr., but n s
suspect thut the "school te.uiiei ti
tho maniniii of the young perron
being sp inked, elso why should tie
plit's evident ginniliniiinina l p
trying teebly to stay with a grii. v
tho ni.iternul chastisement? It
the other three children aro e1'-
benches In tlie shadow that bear
riscinbl.inen to school seats 1 .e
end young lady In tho forcgri'ii
trays a deep, person.il and te.n'
terest In tho piocerdings, as thou
hnd either Just b.ul hers or w
about to recelvo It.
homo niiiieiil devotional K"
complete tho Hlrseb collection,
mado doubly Interesting to cullt.t
causo so many of the famous art
of tho vvoi Id linvo p.ised opinio'"
tho pictures. Among them are I" '
of Heiiln, Dr. f rledlander, l'r
bmirg. Dr. Vulentlner, Dr. Lrn-' -Knoedlcrs
nnd li. Hercnte y M
The Ynmannka collection '
trcnuiy liuportnnt and has m tv
fiatures. fiibslbly the btoiucs
inot dlHllngulthed Items In It. 1
porcelains, rugs, carvings nnd d.
aro altogether exceptional.
Many ot tho bronzes aio of the
date, tho dynasty of Confunu
bronzcH that t'hicn-lung choso r.
for his gift to thu ancestral t n ,
Confucius, so that each ptoeo sin
at least two thousand yours old, m
Tlio nigs In this collection, vvn
bo sold nltcrnoona beginning Jaim.
aro rnro In design ami texture
lllrsiii paintings will lie cold In t '
room of the liazu Hotel on tin)
ot January 23.