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Black Tom's Message.
At eight minutes nfter - o'clock
yasterday morning an explosion of
War munitions on Illnck Tom de
stroyed completely the belief of New
Tte In ehf. ntlrwiltnv nf tho r-Pfsillil.
y a awaaa ami a.., ikii uunv va ...
,V, ttSOM adopted by tho authorities to
, Mtsct the bubllc from the prema-
5 tir detonation of dynamite gtincot-
tafl and similar substances In or near
tWkether unavoidable misadventure,
ArIessness nr agents of, one of the
.warring Powers In Europe tired the
Magazine, the fact was revealed that
at the gateway of the city a man miule
,Ylcnno was erected and tolerated,
' without regard to the safety of the
djtlzcns nml to tho jierll of their lives.
Vte Isolation of the dangerous ma
terial that ordinary caution recom
wnds and experience dictates was
not Insisted on; It was stored under
the eaves of the town, on a site where
It. Imperilled the hipping In the ha,'
bar, the transportation system of liic
'fMainunlty. public Institutions, tile
' u ifsipsof the mercliunts, the homes of
w- aH; and the Inevitable blast brought
I flwiili and property loss to men and
r baalHtlnno tVknt a,l..,tl,l Unci, l,.,lk
Vfuiuuuiio mill piiuuiu mill . ... .
been put In Jeopnrdy.
vBow many more reservoirs of
Math and destruction simllnr to that
tm Black Tom have been created on
tea that threaten the residents of
itM metropolitan district with death
U, -f SjiMiroperty loss?
kit a fMtraal Bl..nn
-;aftttlt the street railway men of
'fbakecs struck on July 21, there had
f Mte. oq hint or suggestion tlmt the
'eeiployire of the lines In Uits city
aissaiisneti wun ineir wngei
or the conditions of their employment.
Jpbe trouble In' The llroux and Man-
fefttan flowetl from the Westchester
ataptye, and the first dlftlcultles were
'llieresult of, the union's efforts to
VrifnaT(hjen their position by crippling
vttcbcitpapy ngalnnt which their ef
' -f'mta dfrected" wherever Its
Hwajraj-ptf vim. ,
i , minouirced intention or
rganlzera (o tic. up every
nu company 'In the five
lthuugli so far as the-nub-
re .men. or tne inxernor-j
Hotrld Transit and
'sterns linve'mnde no
e companies, and ore
ntM: In ;fihelr Jobs. 'In
slid' Invites the vlo-
kBtrlkopf traiisportatlnn' men
' thej- nre tinnnlg to
rM-'di myjer. such''5tHril
VKtipn wpf Bnch motived,
sen aeWwauie te,.ympathy of .jie
toUti" ' OTg?tt Vlji .factor to sj'P
.f'U&tymt suejiier4;.'a'rid evtju lf
ower joy,mB. MW opguniieni
''Aeod: prove Mudt'tsVtketr ambition)'
tuii of tWlft effort wlll be
Jf. V i -'II
m -Wtsoa's Veejuett to New
tHas the Hon. BnWAUr) O,' Stoker,
ei-Oovernor of Ne,w' Jersey, - done,
treil In permitting. Ills nurn'eV to. be
withdrawn from consftlerntlon In the
Muatnat In thnt Stnte for the .uluce
In the United Stntes Henatc'thnt ,ti
11 ft- ll.li, !! Vv.fti.vni-JI
us isd uwu an. mm
Bor Fbankmn Mubphy ond'ormer
State Senator Joseph H: tamNti-.
utsbn are to be. the Republican"'
CftBdldatcs. The quality of their
tatidldacles Is quite apart from thrf
Matter now under consideration,
.Which 'Is tho relation of "party
loyalty" to the system of direct prl-i
" vThe direct prlmnry does not com
und the ndmlnitlon or commenda
tion of the Judicious, and the pro
primary produces Inevitably a Jockey
Inf for place, it process of elimina
tion by manipulation, disquieting to
contemplate and dlfllcult to endure
wben the performance Is conducted
fn" pretended deference to the will of
the people. It Is disorderly, dennnt
ef that populur will which It Is sup
posed to execute. Possibly the Re
publican voters of New Jersey would
Mtber be represented In the ram-
psln.ond In the Senate by
Itoxes than by any other van
wo, what must they think of the
"party loyalty" that robs them of the
opportunity to express their choice
at the polls?
Etary time New Jersey uses Its
"prlvlloRGH of the primary, theoretl
cully free for all but In fnct more
exclusive (linn nny pnrty ouuetis, It
worn fatctl to witness u demonst ra
tion thnt the election Inw tlmt should
have been brentl wns n stone. Mr.
Wilson gave It to the State. Mr.
Martinis wns Its first product. I'or
an honest and unoqiilvocul view of
Its merits inquirers mny be referred
to JudKO Wksiott, who was the first
Jersey statesman to subordinate the
will of the people to the whim of
party managers by withdrawing from
a primary at the behest of the lend
ers led by Woomtow Wilson In 1011!.
In that year Woomtow Wilson was
nr ihlnl-fni- r mol, r. , i...
I - ' " ..' ... .. '.,.
. pie's choice as of concentrating the
I ' . . .
opposition against his benefactor,
I u. . .,
djiiiii hi r.sses, nun me pn
mory wus his weapon.
What Can Congreit Do for the Dli
On the sufliclent objection that the
proposed amendment to the army bill
by which It was sought to permit
mllltla men In the Federal service
to vote for President, Vice-President,
Senators and Representatives was
general legislation not properly a part
of an appropriation measure, tlmt
amendment has been stricken from
the hill. It raises an Interesting
slnt, however, and Illustrates the
dlfllcultlcs presented by the situation
created by mobilization of the Nu
The Constitution provides that the
House of Representatives shall be
composed of members fhnen "every
second year by the people of the set
eral Stntes, and the electors In each
State shall have the qualifications
requisite for electors of the most nu
merous branch of the Stnte Legisla
ture." Further, It Is provided that
"the times, places, and manner of
holding elections for Senators and
Representatives shall be prescribed
In each State by the Legislature
thereof ; but Congress may at any
time by law alter such regulations,
except as to the places of choosing
This Is the wording of the llrst para
graph of Section IV. of Article I. of
the Constitution; the Seventeenth
Amendment, providing for the jMipu
lar election of Senators, might modify
Its 'Concluding provision. It ap'iirs
that the Congress, under the author
ity herein conferred, might provide
for the soldier vote for Senators anil
Representatives. Rut with rc-pecl of
the Provident und Vice-President the
case Is different. The second para
graph of Section I. of Article II. of
the Constitution reads:
"Bach Stnte shall appoint, In Mich
.manner as the Legislature then of may
direct, a number of Electors, equal to
the whole number of Senators and Rep
resentatives to which the State may ho
entitled In the Congress
It will be seen that whereas the
jsiwer Is explicitly granted to the
Congress to alter the regulations pre
scribed by the States for the election
of Senators and Representatives, ex
cept as to the plnces of choosing Sen
ators, a restriction that might be held
to have been vitiated by the Seven
teenth Amendment, the manner of
appointing Electors of President ami
Vice-President Is exclusively enntlded
to the Legislatures. The Legislatures
might, as In fact has been done In
many cases, appoint the ..lector
themselves, or they mlcht Impose Unit
duty on whomsoever they might se
lect, and the Congress would have
no power to cancel or to change the
If Is evident that the dlfllcultlcs
arising from the absence of several
thousands of guardsmen from their
homes nre not to be solved by hot
weather legislation In Washington.
What the Zones Msy Do.
Assuming that no way will be found
In thd courts to upset the zone law,
It Is Interesting to speculate upon
tile effect of New York's first effnit
to prevent the factory, the store ami
Ops resjdence from further colliding
ljh and killing' one another. It Is
(eytnln that great loss has been
brought about by the city's failure
until' now to control renl estate nml
business , movement which mn.il
tatty Jerc In the wrong direction,
i'resuntnbly this loss will end now.
WhebVr'the new law will -result In
(he 'restoration of injured districts
Is n' question which mny not be an
swered for years. ,
The wreck of the Sixth avenue
ntul TjWenty-thlrd street shopping re
gloji yvns tho most sudden and cosily
r ("he: loV-al trade Jnlarnltles. Tin
12. .J. ' .. A .
ujnuw i( wus on iiiu Kiinnre; i ne
Jnhdlords ,of the old clothing factory
district, 'centred ut lirondwiiy and
PriiK,'0;strret, noglected to bring Ihelr
lnf Is ub to the now standards of
snYety, hygiene! u'nd", comfort. New
loft bulUllBirs' sprang' up above Wash-
lurton Square, .ofTerlnir nrenr'oof con-
stftietlou, elavntors 'iiinil more light
and air to the manufacturers, Mho
were( qlso. uttuctcvrlty tjie neiirness
to the shopping; 'district, Triereupon
the trnrmont worker. Insteur! tit
smoking liJ post-luncljeop cjipirettn,!..
Houston street, puffed, If7 perhaps In
nocently, In the fnce'nT'tho shopper
In Fifth nvenue from. Klghterntlf to
Twenty-fifth strettj . yTtyenty-tlflrd
street from; FIM.r.D$Utfi nyWio
swarmed 'with wnrkeraVitt' ihe ijirtoij
hour, und .when strikes j flre on.'alP
nay, mi. insuionanif snqps ot
Twenly-thlrtt stropped yt.t'lft ha ve
nue.' Certain ofHlxth iivenae'fl rrent
stores,, aeprnrea oi.iihk prestl:
res,, deprived lofte 'prestlirtjrQ -
ted by -tUn -qWrnft? $TrPft
fare, went down with n crash the
echoes of which are still occasionally
That was n simple but quite horrl
hie enough example. Ono trade move
ment had left hollow and unprofitable
a large loft district and a large re
tail district. Landlords, shopkeepers,
salespeople and the city assessment
rolls till suffered, while nobody was
helped. And nobody did anything
about It until the same trngedy seemed
about to be reenncted In the new shop
Will the check of the factory's
march imrthwnrd bring back pros
perity to those blocks south of Twenty
fourth street where the "To Lot" sign
lelgns? Much depends on the owners
of the land In the old loft district.
The factory owners appenr willing to
return to thnt section, which Is con
venient for the Kast Side workers
and which, when tho new subways
are In operation, will be connected
with all parts of the city where rents
nre low. As for Twenty-third street
nml Sixth avenue, that district Is
nl ready showing Its value for the
Jobbing trade.. The buildings there,
once the homes of great dry goods
firms, are easily transformed for the
purposes of Jobbing. Unlike the loft
district, the need of complete recon
struction, with Its tlniuiclal burdens,
Is here not great. In time these mel
ancholy plnces, houses haunted by the
ghost of Ruslness. mny bo filled with
life ngnln. When rents nre restored
the rNe of assessable values should
relieve the tax rate and thus benefit
the whole city. Meanwhile values In
the now shopping district, which be
gun to fall a yenr ago, ought to more
than hold ihelr own.
The zone law Is elastic enough to
prevent owners and tennnts being
Justice for the Costless Msn.
Coroner Hoffman of Cook county,
Illinois, has risen In his might ns the
champion of the rights of men. Chi
cago restaurants refuse to cntertnln
the coatless man. while permitting
women to dine In thin low necked
The Issue is nationwide In Its ap
plication. In the pood old summer
time the aterage man suggests by his
costume that be belongs to the more
conservative and reactionary, nml
therefore to the weaker sex. He re
fuses to adapt his nttlro to the
weather, a reasonable step taken long
ntn by American uomcn. Years be
fore the men of this country had
alinuilotieil brail's In hot weather In
favor of belts women had discarded
high nocked, long sleeved upper gar
ments fur summer wear. On the hot
test day this mouth of more than one
hundred men In n subway car So nr
cent, wore wnNieouts ami at least 'JO
sr cent, were dressed In black.
Kvery woman In that same car was
dressed, without snrrlllce of modesty.
In n fashion that assured the great
est jxixsllile coolness mut comfort.
Why should a coatless ninn In a be
coming shirt nml using n belt Instead
of braces he personn non grata to the
most exeludve restaurant In Chicago?
Is his life less precious to the nation
than that of the coolly garbed womnn
who dines with lilmV All hull to Cor
oner IIoii'man of Chicago! He has
stnrled a cnimile In liehalf of mnseu
line comfort that will draw millions
of becoateil, overheated men to his
liauuer. Kqunllty between the sexes
in nil places and under nil circum
stances Is all that they demand.
The (ioodbacker Candidate.
The Srx Is In receipt of nn an
nouncement and two poems from the
Hon. .Aliis Wasiiixctom Van Dob
sto.v of 217 West Van nuren street.
Chicago, candidate for President of
the L'nlleil States, who says thnt, If
elected, hfr will "art and conform to
the perpetual document known us
the Independent American Progressive
(Soodlrickerti plat form."
Mr. Horston points out thnt "said
platform is particularly adopted sic
to substantial Democratic Republican
ism Social welfare, Ihe ballot for
women ami the neutralizing of Ameri
can citizens," An Important feature
Is bimetallic currency. This nlone
fhntilil bring to Mr. -Vax Dorston the
total nntl-ltrltlsh vote, because, as
Mr. Van Dorston explains:
"To -day the slavery ohalna are clanking
In every home,
We've all forgotten the lea-one of
CroRor. (Washington) and An
pbew (Jackson) wtio were rme
Whlla Kngllsh Hanks are driving all th
World to Its dome.
Because people everywhere have lis
tened to her treacherous fame."
Kvery one who knows how Mr.
RoTiiscmi.n of London, Knglnnd, ml
vised Wall Street to buy off Van
DoRhToN" rather thnn let his currency
bill become Inw will apprcelutc that
President Wilson anil Ciiaiims
Kvans Hi lilies are one and the snme
thing, usurping the Nation's Cold for
Hood speculations with wildcat cur-rein"-
ns"a substitute for the eople
and not In compliance with Constitu
tional Amcrlcnulsm. Realizing this,
how can the citizen full to net?
Printed ' platform and tho World's
Greatest Political Sicech will be
mailed to all who contribute to the
campaign fund. Resides, have we not
Van Doiiston'h direct pledge that
"ten cents will break no one and
creute the necessary amount with n
Inrge return dividend In Statesman-i
Plefisn do not enolose your pennies
,.Not tho lenst Important result of
tho cumplilgn for preparedness Is the
1 at-passed st the Inst session of the
training of all puplts over 8 for n
dally period of not less than twenty
minutes, In nil prlvuto and public
school of this State. The iwrsonnel
of the commission to supervise Ihe
enforcement of the Inw will be up
proved by the public. It consists of
Major-deneral John F, O'Ryan,
State Superintendent of IMucuflnu
Dr. John II. Fi.ni.ky, to whom the
net owes Its birth, und Ckorok J.
Fisheb, chairman of the committee
on awards and scout requirements of
the Hoy Scouts of America.
That, this law will not be a dead
letter tho commission gun ran tees.
The commissioners will undoubtedly
bear In mind the fnct that while mili
tary training In the schools has for
Its purpose chiefly physical develop
ment, n new spirit will be Infused
Into the minds of the children, und
through them of the public, the ne
cessity of disciplining the mind to
obedience to authority. The school
training must bo preparatory to the
summer camp training or what tuny
perhaps before long nchleve popular
ity, larger experience In national de
fence through universal military ser
vice on the Swlss-Austrnllan plan.
In Germany the high school Is
termed gymnnslum : nthletlcs nre sys-
temutlcully taught, nml no boy Is ex
cused except on n physician's certifi
cate. When a boy Is tnught to obey
without question the commuud of his
military ofllcer us be already knows
the necessity of obedience to his school
teacher, he will exhibit n greater
capacity for good work In civil life or
In the service of his country.
The limitation of a minimum re
quirement of physical training for the
pupils shows wNo respect for the
Judgment of the commissioners, who
will apportion the time and durtittoti
to the Individual needs of the pupil.
Tho Dramr nach Often seems to
have become a Drang vom Dsteh.
Women nay President could force suf-
fran amendment If he would. Sews-
Wilson expected shortly to declare In
favor of woman's cause. .Ywsjnincr
Do we.ttherv.inrs ever set dizzy?
Mr. Wii.lcox. chairman of tho Re
publican National Committee, ba.s lead
Mr. Ilt-micss speech for notincntion
day. Can he keep the secret of the
Hnhliln hoi- now heads carpet com
pany. .Vfu spiiprr JiriuWiie.
TS.nil.-l, thn mil allllttpr WllO became
the Great Ktniiiclp.itor still stands
first In the list of exemplars of the
nnwMlhlllt i.w nf the Amerli-ao Im3V. and
......... ... .... . -
the story Prom Towputh to White
UniiaA hnu nnt Inst ItM rhnrm fill' till
Juvenile mind, many n president with
a small "p" would refuse to sw.ip his
Job for the Presidency that carries a
How long will It take thnt Joint com
mission to becotno nn out of Joint
A world oppressed by feais for the
Herren Professorcn Is renssured by
the outbreak of Von Stgnokl of the
University of Munich. He talks Just
nt, foolishly now ns his fellow pundits
did two years ntfo.
It Is the duty of the police to keep
order, and not to take sides. Mnynr
However, they look well ns partisans
of law and order.
A noted scientist rises regretfully
to assert that the human race Is
doomed to become eventually deaf,
dumb and blind. Pcrfert neutrality
on the part of n nation may then be
come a possibility.
The European war hna cost nlready
fifty billions of dollars. Statisticians
assert that a mature man represents
a money value of $4,000. At thnt
rate the war cost In money would
bp equivalent to 12.500.000 lives.
War. atrlkes, epidemics, shnrks and
a Presidential campaign! Who c.ires
to rend fiction now?
if property owners can be made to
pay for the expense of putting out
tires thnt spread bec-iuse of non-compliance
with orders Issued by the llro
prevention bureau there will bo fewer
blazes, but In certain cases it would
bankrupt the owners of buildings to
obey nil the regulations.
Why should n nation that Is too
proud to flRht be so humble n to
IN THE MELTING POT.
A Strange Theory to Account for Its
To ths KniTos or Tub Bun Sir; Will
you let me make some observations
about the melting pot and the Oerman
Who are the Infuetbles?
A few years airo scarcely an acquain
tance wns nut dlscuslns ancestry nnd
membership In some club bised on (hut
fortuitous rlrcumstanre, It never wor
ried me, but as n counter to nomeii
who assumed mine credit for ancestors
In the Revolutionary war or In the war
nsalnst the United States In ISfll, (here
developed In Philadelphia the Oerman
American Alliance, whose members pro-
claimed that their prentice depended on
the presllue of the Fatherland,
Now In Philadelphia tho same no-
nunlntanrcs nre lamenting that tho
nicltlntr pot Is nnt suniclently torrid.
Well, It Is not culllclently torrid to sub
ordinal,! the (lermaus and Italians to
those of Knidlsh nationality. That Is
thu whole secret of the present conflict
between the races in America, Those
of KiiKllsh ancestry do not accept equal
ity ns u part of democracy, and tho
others follow suit.
The peerless leader at Oyster Hay was
not above self-consciousness concerning
his ancestral orliiln. If ho was not, how-
should one expect others lens peerless?
In Ihe lanKiiaue of the French detec
tives, "look for tho woman,"
Women nio not democratic nnd their
Influence Is tho basis nf the present lack
of fusibility. Rammhian,
PIIILAIIILI'IIIA, July 29,
Is He Adler?
Fiim Ihf WhrcUno Inlrlllnenctr.
Contremman I.llllepacs has 'nppllsj to
lh Slate Department for a paeeport for
Amml Adler of Charleston, Y, Vs., who
aants In go to Canada nn vltll, but who
Is afraid his nam might fat Mm Into
A Jerteymsn'a Beport of the Seaia-
tlons It Produced.
Probably there was a first detona
tion, possibly n series of them, that
stirred tho sleeper without waking
him. Then camo a report that mur
tiered sleep! too sharp to be colled a
roaring explosion, too long enduring
In Its shock to Indicate, even to the
senses thus rudely aroused and grop
ing back to the world, anything less
than n catastrophic disturbance. It
heemed at the moment a revolver
crack tnairnltlcd lnc.ilcuhi.bly and pro
longed; anJ paradoxically at the samo
time a rumble deprived of tho dimen
sions of length, compressed Incompre
Tho house did not rock. The tim
bers emitted Just one sharp cracking
sound, No .duster fell, no windows
ICnrthiiunltc? Lightning striking
nenr? Uombardment of New York?
Tho powder mills In north Jersey?
Tho mind ran swiftly over Its llttlo
list of possibilities. Hut there was no
recurrent shock, for which tho bewil
dered one waited: no smell of n
violent electric discharge, and the sky
Looking from the eastward facing
window nt his bedside, the man saw
only the glow of tho cities' lights, New
York to the left. Newark straight
ahead, blending as nlwnys of clear
nights In ono long horizon marking
Then suddenly half the quadrant
wns burned with a glare of red. It
did not shoot high, tint spreud. It
stood lu the sky three ticks of the
clock on thn mantel, If the startled
r.ulookir counted correctly. Why did
ho count? He had not reasoned that
the Hire would be momentary: the
click of tho pendulum counted Itself
Into his mind. He wns not reasoning;
He was scared.
The light, of such n red as seldom
kindles the hkli-s, was weird, .-ipii.illlug,
suggcstlto of no leason for Its being.
In the euro of It a silver disk like tho
moon appeared nnd hung. It flared
out. It Hashed ngaln, nnd again
dropped It seemed to fall to the
ground, not to fade In the nlr; like a
led curtain lowered swiftly. Ten or
more uncounted times It rose and fell,
without accompanying of sound; the
tlrst counted interval wns twelve sec
onds. The Intervals- lengthened, tho
punctuating Hash dulled.
The observer Is not unduly Im.iRln.i
the. but ho confesses that thoughts
of the world's end persistently in
truded, vexlnc him by their obstinacy
in ridiculousness. That something ex
traordinary had happened, was hap
pening, wns the one. certain thing.
Its nature defied speculation. The one
possible explanation ciunc with thought
of n place on the meadows where
chemicals of high explosive tendencies
nre stored In small, separated vaults.
That might account for the succes
sive flashes of tire. Rut. that place
being not more than half a dozen
miles away, why were there no serial
reports following the flashes of tho
The observer, being healthy, went
back to bed, and slept. The morning
newspapers would tell the story. Eu
rope might have blown up. New York
might have been tumbled Into the
enrth, ns San Francisco wn a decade
of years ago. Meanwhile be nnd hi
were safe, he could do nothing to help
others who might not be who might
bo injured nnd suffering. All he
knew was that something terriblo had
happened: nnd all ho could do was to
endeavor to get the rest of his night's
All ho could think was that man's
fight with C.ai Inanimate world is horri
ble, yet magnificent. Grotesque ns
these things are In combination, they
all occupied that startling half hour
or so together.
WHERE IS THE FOOD?
Mad Tale of a Snmmer Widower's
Quest for Sustenance.
To the KntTon or Tun Pun Sir; what
do you think of the New York restnu
rants? For dramatic heart and stomach
Interest 1 submit this stirring scenario.
entitled "I Iove My Wife." It Is drawn
from life. Its three nets comprising the
fare 1 have encountered at certain down
town eating places since mv wife and
the children fled to the mountains.
Scene 1 : A Park Row restaurant,
Pi Ice 7." cents. What 1 rot for my
money: A piece of steak A li linoleum,
one ear of corn which mice had sampled
nnd rejicted ns mult, Oermin fried ola
toes which had certain portions that es
caped the censor and n glass of wMrm
water. The waiter, who bad not been
within balling distance from the moment
I began the struggle with this me.il, w.i-.
offended when t left without u tip.
Scene 2 j Another Park Row restau
rant. I'llee, f,0 cents. What I got: A
piece of pot roast and a class of beer to
wash the tntelH thing down, a piece of
huckleberry pie" made of gum arable
flavored and dyed with lampblack.
That's strange," said the waiter: "we
get fresh huckleberries every day."
'It Is strange," said I, "what they do
I would wager a dollar you couldn't
have found more than one In the pie.
Three other men with me gave up the
attempt to stomach a piece of that
huckleberry plo nfter the tlrst mouthful
It may have been Innocuous, but It nisi
Scene 3 : Another Park Row restau-
rant. I'llee, 70 cenli. What I got!
K'aller-aufschnltt, or, o be neutral, a
mixture of cold cutups that was ispe-
c illy advertised ns n "hot weather sug.
Edition, at 70 ctnls, ns sforrwiid. At
this price It Included two slices of cold
beets that were ns musty as some of
last ear's war news, two small bits of
tongue that were palatable, a silver ef
frozen tuikey th.it wasn't nnd i spoonful
of potato salad. After this tepast I
iliopped around tho corner nnd got a
five cent ham randwleh and called It
I had dined,
I tell von there ts no "hurrah!" lu thu
way I sing the song V absent wives.
Riiooki.tn, July 23, v. K. C.
t'mm the Wmhlngton Star.
The uiiml-il hills,
The nctMin'i, f'Min
Hr ou li t him no thrill.
II- ulnyeil nt home.
Re ill.) nut fill
The siiiiirtH h ii I .tine.
Which In hli real
Th- hornet hrlnrs.
II- illil nni Htr iv
Out In the -nn
Anil l.ravely say
Thnt It ii fun.
Jle did nnt swim
lu waters dark
Ami feed a limb
To some stray shirk.
While others bow
Tn fushlen's shams.
Re loaf a Just now
In rnnl pajams.
Hs lets 'em runs
Thu chap who staysd,
In pears, at home.
MYSTERY OF MAN'S WORLD.
IiUialnlferoas Words tor Students f
To Tits F.niTon or The Hun Sir: Is
not "F. St" who writes on "Standardiz
ing the World," confounded with the
fnct that In some things we are
standardized by nature, white In tho
rest wo ure not? We are all human
beings, standardized in having to eat. to
sleep. In having two eyes, one mouth,
one birth, one death ; a sun pasces over
tho sky of all once a dny. We are not
standardized In respect of weight of
b.idy, color of hair, location on earth'B
surface, labor energy expended, mental
ability, weather experiences, Ac, not
to forget length of life.
The question Is: Of (he things which
man has In his own control, which
should be standardize and which should
lie not standardize?
Owing to evolution we prcelve we
h.ie been dilftlng nlnng with things
standardized or unstnndardlzcd which
should have been the reverse, or per
haps scientific achievement or evolu
tionary progress permits us to stand
ardize or uiiHtandardlze things which
we have h.nl on the tevcrse side because
we had to. We must ever eland ready
to change any of a certain class of
them from n wrong to a rlht side.
The size of the earth remains sta
tionary, while Ihe human family and Its
scientific achievements (plus evolution)
nre growing very rapidly. This change
must react In another change, and how
much of humanity's actions conflict
with this fnct, causing all kinds of
tumble? L. Saunders.
Nkw York, July 25.
WHAT ITALY HAS DONE.
Another Sceptical Student of Iter Mili
To tiik Riutoii oc The Kl'N Sir: Mr,
Yaecariho and his compatriot do not,
111 my 'humble opinion, neein to hive
made out n ery good caso for Italy's
part In the world war.
The pi iln fart remains that since
June, l!it5, the Italian armies have
m.iilo practically no progress In the
Tjrol at all. A ear ago enthusiastic
reparts from Italian sources concerning
their siege of Ciorlzla appeared In the
New York papers coupled with confi
dent predlctloim thnt Its fall was only
a matter of a few days. Rut Oorlzla
lias not fallen yet, nor does there appiar
to be any Immediate prospect that It
will do so.
Again, at no time since Italy declared
war on Its one time ally Ins It occupied
as much Austrian territory as Austria
offered to cede Italy previous to the out
break of hostllltlec as the price of
Mr. Yaccarlno makes the rather sig
nificant statement In his letter that th-i
recent Austrian offenlve ncnlnt Italy
was stopped when the great Russian
offensive began " Would the Austrian
have been stopped and forced back If
It were not for tha "great Russian offen
sive"? m. c. n.
Nr.w York. July 19.
Ilr,e It Menace Ihe Whole Structure of
To the Rpiron or The Sck Sir; Will
history cnll It "poetic Justice" if It should
turn out that the Anglo-Saxons have
poured out their blood and tieaMirn for
no other purpose than to gain for
Russia the domination of Ala und Ku
rope? If in digging the grave of the
race from which they sprang the Anglo
Saxons have been digging tlulr own
grave, wo shall see nu appreciative grin
on the face of the rest of the world.
This war may mean something more
than an occasional violent struggle of
nations. Future generations miy look
upon 'it as one of the great turning
points lu the history of mankind.
"Westward the course of empire takes
Its way." As the Germanic race fol
lowed the Celtic, so the Slav and
Asiatic races may now succeed the Ger
manic, evolving a new culture and
civilization as different from the Ger
manic or Kngllsh ns the latter Is dif
ferent from the Greek-Roman.
If this war cain.es the downfall of the
Germanic race, the German nation In
the centre of Rurope has the satisfac
tion of going down like the setting sun
In a crimson glory, fighting ns ever a
nation fought against both the Slav and
Latin races, and she would have beaten
both if not the most powerful branch
of bor own race bad stabbed her In the
Long before the beginning nf the war
Russia knew that Ihe way over llerlln
would lead (o Constantinople nnd world
dominion, She would have been a fool
If she bid not foiced the war, for
never again she could hope to have both
the Kngllsh und the Trench fighting for
her r.iuse. Thnt the Germans are put
t'ng up a long and game tight s all In
Russia's favor. She cm afford a blood-
lett.llg, and the "bleeding white" of Ger
li) my, Austrli and Trance will give the
Slav, a free hand for many ye.us to
After tha Germans have fired their
lit shot and only pygmies are loft on
thn two continents, the gigantic Inland
empire of nil RuskIbs, united ns only a
great, victorious war can unite a na
tion, will come sweeping down on all
sides of the Asiatic nnd Kuropean sens.
Of course those readers who are used
to history ns she s now written In In
don and New York will laugh at these
forebodings nnd snme will call them a
Oerman whine. It does not matter. Qui
vlra, verrn. P. Siediund.
Nkw Vohk, July 29
WHAT IS LEFT UNDONE.
Some l'ertlnent Questions For the
Health Department tn Ponder.
To tiik Kditor oe The Sun sir: R
Is mrprlslng In me as II must be to
many otheis that none of Ihe dully
papers seem to have followed up the
promised cleaning of the llnroughs of
Manhattan and Rrookl.vn. Such work
Is not accomplished by the publication
of an Intention Thus far, tint Is the
only material evidence,
Again, the vcuctahlo and ine.it wagons
travel about the city uncovered or un
screened. Like tho markets, they offer
a convenient method of spreading In
fection, And the garbage collectors:
must tboy also continue to drip and
Jolt swill In tho streets?
There ran bo no doubt tlmt even now
wcie proper regulations enforced to
protect the food supply and Insure a
sinltary removal of garbage, to clean
the streets, yards nnd the places under
sloops, nnd maintain them so, and to
Isolate properly In their domiciles cases
of "Infnntllo paralysis," the fundamen
tal conditions to which the epldemiu Is
due and on which It thrives would be
Who wan It who said, "Cause and
effect are th chancellors of God"?
B. U. Mkmn,
New York, July 29.
The Honorable Record and Distinguished Commanders of Hie Flghlinif
Irish Regiment of the National fiiiard.
Tho editorial article, entitled "Colo
nels of the Sixty-ninth" Interests me.
As the only surviving son of Robert
Nugent. Inle Colonel of the Sixty-ninth
New York Slate Volunteers, 1 ask your
Indulgence for tho following matter:
Robert Nugent was at no time Colonel
of tho Slxty-nlnth State Mllltla, al
though connected with It from Its organ
ization, lie, however, passed through
the several grades of Captain. Major and
Lieutenant-Colonel, which latter rank he
held until August 5, lsfil, when he re
signed the Lieutenant-Colonelcy of the
Slxty-nlnth Mllltla for a Captaincy In
the Thirteenth United States Infantry.
While at Washington hi September,
I SCI, whither ho had gone on some offi
cial duty, he got fram the War Depart
ment nn Indefinite leave of nbsenco for
the purpose of recruiting n regiment for
the Irish llrlgade, then in process of or
ganization, authority to ncrult which ho
had personally obtained from Colonel I
Thomas Scott, then tho Assistant Sec
I clary of War. i
It appears that the authorities at I
Washington deemed his services more
valuable to the Government as a volun-
tecr ofllcer In command of an Irish regl
ment than they would have been had he '
Joined bis teglment In the regular ser- ,
vice. Hence the transition.
On bin arrival In New York the work j
of recruiting the new regiment began,
und being pursued with iilnrrity It was
formed und wns numbered 69. Gov-1
ernor Seymour, on the personal reuuest
of Robert Nugent, designated this num- J
ber because of the distinguished services
of the militia regiment and becnuse of i
the singularly pathetic glory which other j
Irish regiments In other lands of the
fame number had obtained. Front this i
grew the organizations of the Sixty- '
third. Klghty-elghth, two light batteries
of artillery nnd later on the Twenty- I
eighth .Massachusetts, the wholo culmi
nating In the formation of the historic
Irish Rrlgade. t
Its organization was largely due to I
the magnificent and patriotic Inspiration
of General Thomas Francis Meagher and ,
Archbishop Hughes, assisted In part by
my father. It was In this way Robert
Nugent became the nrst Colonel of the
Slxty-nlnth New York State Volunteers
and continued In command of the regi
ment until the termination of the war.
Hence by a singular concatenation ef
ciiciitn.it.mces It will be seen that New
York had two regiments bearing the
same number, and although the militia
regiment reaed to form a part of the
volunteer service nfter the battle of Hull
Run, many of Its otllcers and men be-
came members of the Slxty-nlnth Regl-
ment of Volunteers and served with
splendid distinction nnd bravery.
Ry reason of bis priority In the estab
lishment of these regiments he became
the senior Colonel of the brigade nnd as
sumed command of It by order of Gen
eral Sumner and retained command un
til February, 1S62. when he was relieved
by General Thomas Francis Meagher.
Ihe Illustrious Midler end patriot.
None of the regiments of the National
Guard of the Stnte of Nevv York has
preserved a more distinctive character
than the Slxty-nlnth, From Colonel to
private It Is an Irish regiment, elllcered
by Irlehmen nnd recruited from among
Irishmen. To depart from this military
OUR DUTY IN MEXICO.
External and Internal Reasons for an
To tub KniTon or Tim Su.v .'lr.- I
am for the establishment of a protec
torate over Mexico, by persuasion If pos
sible, by force If we must. I am aware
Hut things are pretty quiet along the
border at the present moment, but It
won't lust, l'.incho Villa Is going to
arise out of his grave again, and ho Is
going to honor the sovereign State of
Texas again, nnd when General Villa
leaves, the aforesaid sovereign State of
Texas will be minus a number of Its
citizens, nil of which will cause more
headlines for the newspapers, more
articles and pictures for magazines, and
the employment of the typewriter by
How long do we purpose to stand for
this? Why have we stood for It so long,
since when have we developed this spirit
of meekness and forbearance"
Intervene we must. It will cost many
lives and much money, but It Is neces.
sary and imperative, for If we don't
intervene now, Kuiopo will when her
troubles are over, nnd It will tuke more
men and money, very much more, to
keep Kuiope from landing her armies
on the Mexican coast, that Is If we ure
at all anvlous to preserve the spirit of
the Miiiune Doctrine.
The establishment of a protectorate
over Mexico Is about the safest, sanest
thing tint could happen either for Mex
ico or for the Tnlted States. Tncle
Sam has always been a sort of Good
Samaritnn among the nations of tha
world. Our Interest in the welfnre of
southern republics Is and always has
been purely platonlc, so that when wa
undertake to spnnk Mexico Into good
behavior Kurope and Latin America
will know thnt the Job Is going to hurt
us more than Mexico, but for the sako
of Mexico's future nnd our own It must
The climate of Mexico does not cn
cniiiage military campaigns ; her pejple,
illiterate and savage, do not ma'-e us
of "civilized warfare" (whnlcvrr that
inav mean). Rut yet for (tie sake of
those poor peons In Mexlto, who do
not Know ami cannot understand , for
the sake of the lives and the happiness
of our citizens in Mexico und In our
own l.nriler States; ns chnmplon and
defender of democracy In the Western
Hemisphere; to set aside the possibil
ity of u greater and costlier struggle
In Ihe filiate with Kuropean armies,
trained nnd elllclent through (he great
war lu the name of all tint Is gnod and
trim and nolile lu our national life and
purpurc, we should establish a pro
teciorate over Mexico and bring order
out ef chaos, Harold Kooeu
New York, July !9.
The Income Tax Collector's Inade
To the KniTon or Tub Hun Sir; While
waiting n half hour lo.day for ntteu
tlon at tho Custom Houso tn seeking
Information on an Income tux matter
It occurred to me that in view of tho
largo percentage contributed by tlilH
city at least more than two men should
bo employed tn wait on Inquirers,
If It were not for this city's honesty
thero would not lie much revenue fioin
this tax, as apparently not much at
tempt is made In most districts to col
Nkw York, July 2.
autonomy and to thrust Into Its com
mand soma appointee not of their raca
would spell disaster to a proud peopla
wliose glories aro recorded en many
Conley and l'hrlan am men of a kind
thnt formed a component part of tha
military operations of the Irish brigade,
a brigade that pattlclpated In not less
than thirty-four battles nnd recruited Its
strength from time lo limn to upward
df 7,000 men, nnd when nt the cessation
of hostilities It reached New York Its
number was less than 1,000,
Not nt Knlaklava nor nt Fontenoy
was greater heroism displayed by men
whose military genius nnd bravery are
known throughout the civilized world
than these same men exhibited at the
celebrated Mono wall ut Mat VP's
Heights, nt Fredericksburg, the Rloody
Lane, at Anlletnm, and the rcpulsa of
the courageous Tenth Louisiana nt Mal
vern HIJ1. Meagher, HyrnoW, Kelly, Smith,
McGeo, Rurko nnd Nugent were from
time to lime Its commanders, nil having
Httalued high rank. Nugent himself hav
ing been brcvetled four distinct limes
for bravery on the battlefield nnd finally
hrevetted Rrlgndlcr-Geiieral for gallantry
and meritorious conduct throughout tha
war. All aro now gone.
Little is known of the prominent part
General Nugent look In the events lead
lug up lo the surrender nf General 1,,-a
at Appomattox, nnd lu view nf Its Im
portance I beg you to permit me lo
refer to It.
On the evening of April 7. HC, tho
first communication sent by General
Grant to General Lee leiiuestlng a roa.i
Hon of further hostilities; was delivered
to General Robrt Nugent by Adjutant
General Scth Williams of the Army of
the Totomnc, accompanied by General
Nelson A. Mile-, with In-triictlons to de
liver tho letter In a coiiimisloned ofll
cer of the Confederate picket line mid
by him to be dellveied In General Lee's
Chief of Staff, Colour) Chiuii- Marshall,
the father of the Ueent Culled States.
District Attorney for this district, the
Hon. it. Snowden Mnrsiinlt.
Accompanied b Captain John older-
sh.vw, a former member of Company G,
Seventh New York Regiment, Gtieritl
Nugent passed through to the Cuiifedei
te lines, balled n cnmmisMoned olttrcr
anil delivered Genei il Grant's commu
nication, which on account of lis na
tional Interest 1 ipintc tn full ;
cirvr.KU.: Th- rr-utt of ihe iwk
mint rnnvlnre ou nf the hnpe', Mi-a nf
further resistance nn th- purl if th- Ar-nv
of Northern Vlrglnu lr. this i-it-g
I feel that It is so. ami r-KTi I It mr
duty tn shllt (mm mj-se't ihe r-tons iiiinv
of sny furthir ,nu.liui or Mini bv .i-k
Ine of ou the vurietnlar nf tint piri "M
of the ('onfril-r.it- M.it nrmy known us
the Army nf .S'orth-rn Mruiiui.
l S !nM. I.lut,.rjen
Orn. It. K. l.re.
The letter was delivered to n Major .n
charge of that portion of the picket Una
directly opposite the line of battle of
e Irish brigade during the termination
of the final fight of the division then In
command of Major-Gcneral Nils.m A.
Miles. Two days later the surrender
The Slxty-nlnth stands nt the brad of
the New York regiments In having .ist
more men killed nnd mortally Hounded
In action than any other riglmrnt in
the State. FnniiMilc roVI.R Nt HI NT.
Nr.w Yonn, July 15.
j SCEPTIC CIPHERING.
Statistics of Inebriate A)lums In
I To tiir CniTon up Tun Si-v- sir There
Is a monthly Journal Lalb-d 'Vmprninre,
which Is largely statMiral. The Informa-
' lion It gives ! Impoitatit If true. Tim
, following Is nn extract from the. July,
i In Switzerland, whfr- wine is ih- rein
cipul drink, frum ini m vio; It rmt
th- Onvernnient ! Ohi.ihu, non ,, Iiuii,) u .
Itlllli for Inebrlllm .-n I'zel Intiil ha I tlur
lien Inelirtit- ns:uins, nr one tor -urh
IP. non ,i population
Assuming that nil the nylums for In
'obrlates wei limit between lSS nnd
i ISOJi', the average cost of eich would
be nearly $1 15,i)in,uiiii. Rut ns les than
half of them were prol.al.lj built dm tug
I that period the nw-lng cot would be in
! excess of j:2:,,OII0,V(iil uuh.
Taking, however, thn lower figure, then
Im.mlnn the Cmiiiiiii,. in,, i vv.i,. ,i.
. buildings. Trinity Church and the Met
i to politico Museum .if Art put mtc mn
I building and the re-ult would give some
jlden of a Swi.ss inebiintn nayluin
I The per capita tiixatiun for building
ilnebrlato asylums almie, tint iiiclinl.ii
I maintenance, would exceed Mii.nnn dur
ing this period, or more than $700
jenr for each Inhabitant
; Incidentally the population rf Switzer
land Is given In nnthniliicH deemed re
name ns .1,7011. nun, imt inn, una
Nkw Voiik, July ).
An Analysis of the Forres That Fonght
In the Revolution.
To tiii Kditor op Tlir. Su.n Sir,- A
correspondent recently asserted that the
Revolution was carried on largely by
Irishmen and other foreigners, while the
"Americans" were mostly loyalists or
Tories. My Idea, Is thnt ell who took
part In the Revolution were Americans,
some of Kngllsh, some of Irish, some of
French or German descent.
Nearly all nf the great leaders, how
ever, were of Kngllsh descent Wash
ington, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, (hu
Adamses, Hancock, Warren, Greene,
Pane and others.
On the other hand, there were irish
men In (he llrltlsh nrmy, nnd the ties
slans certainly were nnt Ameilinns
K. G. Hninr.N.
Parkston, N. v, July 23.
Some Successes of the Ilulness Ks
(nbllshed by .Ned Harding.
To tiik KniTim or Tun Sok Nir. I
havo seen several notices of Old Timers
and the Harding's Music House, estap.
Ilhhed by K, II. Harding', I have inn.
ducted the business for thirty-seven
years nnd have published many of tho
.vinous songs ny rut llnoney, Ned Hur
rlgan, Jrvseph Skelly, Jm Thornton.
such ns "l.s That Vou, Mr. Hol'ilv""
'Casey's Social Club, I'he Raflle for
n Stove," "Call Me Your Darling Again."
"Marriage Rrln," "My Dream of Lova
Is O'er," 'Twelve Months Ago To-night."
"My Sweetheart's the Man In the Moon "
Tho total receipts from the last nnmed
song lu nil forms were f 'JO. nnd.
Nkw York. July III.
Or I'ilsen, nr Woe reborn,
rrom lr Iflfufiulre ,-'f nllm 1.
(.large lieer lives In Milwaukee.
v r v i m