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THE WASHIHGIOK HERALD, STTrDAT, MARCH 2.6, 19TL.
MAY HEAD SPABTSH CABINET.
BY DAYIS' GRAFT
IN THE RELIGIOUS WORLD
STORIES OF FAMOUS POEMS
THE TREND OF THINGS
What Religion Reallr Does.
The Rev. Edward Judson, the Very
Bcv. Alexander P. Doyle, and the Rev.
Francis G. Peabody of Harvard Univer
sity, are contributing a series of Lenten
sermons to the Outlook, which, as is
usual In that journal, bear the stamp of
reality and find one at greater depths
perhaps than is usual In sermons of this
character In the current sermon on
rp6 revealing of the hearty Dr. Pea--Tody,
who Is always a master of Eng-
lish. as he is also skilled in the interpreta
tion of the teachings of Jesus, closes
with this remarkable characterization of
the thing which Jesus really does for
for those who follow Him. Says Dr.
"There are many things which people
want to get from their religion and which
religion does not seem to bestow. They
want to be assured of then- future, they
want to be saved from their past? they
want the precent made easier, and all
these prayers seem to leave them just
about where they were. The old routine,
ths Inexorable machinery, sj.111 environs
them, and they begin to wonder what
their religious faith -was meant to do
One of the most striking facts in the
ministry of Jesus Is that the same busi
ness in which Hi disciples were engaged
when He first met them -was the business
in which He left them at the end
Thej were fishermen tending their nets
at the beginning of the gospel of Mat
thew, and the were fishermen still tend
ing their nets at the end of the gospel of
John What, then, did Jesus do for
them' The old life, just as it was, had
become to them a new life, because they
discovered within it a possible compan
ionship with the creative work of God.
so that the same persons who had cast
their nets, with the dull stoliditv of manj
a modern fisherman found themselves
called to put forth into the deep and
catch men That Is the miracle which
religion still waits to perform
' The work of faith is not to transform
ones circumstances or lessen the pres
sure of routine, but to disentangle from
that routine the thoughts of the heart,
as the fingers of Peter and Andrew dis
entangled themselves from the meshes of
their nets as thej rose up and followed
Christ. In the midst of the inevitable
routine and detail of the world a life
starts up and sajs 'I am not a cog. I
am not a whel. I am not a
c'up I am a child of God, a par
taker of the divine nature, a laborer
with God a joint heir with Jesus Christ'
Then experience is transformed from
prose to poetrv and the Idea's of life
become its realities, and the secrets of
the heart are revealed, and as one looks
into the magic mirror of God his little
fragmentarj fruitless life changes into
f-ome dim reflection of the glorj of the
Religion at Illf? Show.
Christian forces of the Pacific Coast
have al'ead nken steps to illustrate at
the Panama exposition 't San Francisco
in 1915 the Christian progress west of the
Iock Mountains and the part Chris
t'ans of that region intend to pla, as far
a" thej .ire able. In the world develop
ment thit thev believe .s to take plice on
the Pacific Ocean becajse of the opening
of the canal The Rev Dr A illiam Ra
cer, of the First Presbjterian Church of
ban Francisco, has just preached a ser
mon on the subject and his suggestions
have met general approval The'-e in
clude an exposition of the religious forces
cf the Coast, such exposition to represent
cli religious bodies working there. Catho
lic and Protestant The East, and even
Europe, will be drawn upon for great
rreachers to be heard during the exposi
tion both in an auditorium at the exposi
tion and in the Coast pulpits of Seattle,
T-icoma. Portland, Oakland, San Fran
cisco, and Los Angeles, and at the uni
versities at Seattle, Eugene, Berkelej.and
Palo Alto Missionary conferences will
also be planned, aimed tc bring out the
fact, alleged bj Christlin leaders, that a
n.ighty conflict of world forces is to fol
low the canal opening, in which conflict
Christianity must play a part.
New Gift to Pope.
The 17,(00 Roman C-vthohc bishops.
raonsignon, priests, and other clergj In
America propose a new gilt to the Pope.
There has long been Peter's pence, con
tributed by all Catholic peoples for the
support of the Pope and his work, but
that is a contribution from the laity.
The new gift is from the clergj, and, so
far as known, is peculiar to this countrj
The archbishops will frt approve the
plan and then submit it to the other
clergy date for its rollectlon and re
mittance has not j et been set. The clergy
everywhere declare thenselves favorable
to it. Peter's pence from this country
grows steadily, as does ilso contributions
tc Catholic world missions The money
1:, used, of course, not simply for the
maintenance of the Vatican, although
that requires big sums, but for the cen
tral administration of the church, the
support of cardinals in the curia, and a
growing amount of missionary work
done by the church itself and not by any
of the orders If the plan of an annual
gift from the clergj of America be de
cided upon, a central treasurer will be
chosen and the amount sent in a lump
Immortality A Hebrew View.
The American Hebrew, in commenting
on the reply of Cardinal Gibbons to
WARNING TO PARENTS.
It Is risky to feed raw milk and
cream to children or invalids un
less you are sure that at the farm
which produces the milk the utmost
cleanliness is observed at all times,
particularly during milking; that
the employes are thoroughly heal
thy and cleanly persons, that the
cows arc free from diseases, thatv
the water used for rinsing is of un
doubted purity, and that the milk
is quickly cooled and kept cold and
covered until delivered to you.
Raw milk often produces Tuber
culosis, Scarlet Fever, also Ty
phoid and other Intestinal dis
eases. "We can guard against infection
by properly pasteurizing milk or
Properly pasteurizing milk (and
cream) by keeping it at 140 deg
P. for twenty to thirty minutes
does not affect its nutritive value
nor Its digestibility. Quick or com
mercial pasteurization, however. Is
You can home pasteurize raw
milk by heating it to near boiling,
then cool, and keep cold and cov
ered until used
Most Indigestion In babies Is
caused by milk too rich In cream.
Swietj for Pretention of Sickness,
Thomas A. Edison with regard to the
immortality of the soul, has the follow
ing to say:
"Mr. Thomas A. Edison some short
time ago startled the world by express
ing a strong conviction that the soul was
mortal and that this was the only life
that man could hope for. "What particu
lar claim Mr. Edison had for expressing
himself so positively on a subject which
his otherwise busy life could no. allow
him, to study with much intensity was
scarcely apparent on the face of his re
marks Cardinal Gibbons now comes for
ward in defense of his church, the whole
superstructure of which is based on the
dogma of the Immortality of the soul,
and puts to Mr. Edison certain very em
barrassing questions How does he know
that each cell of the body has an intelli
gence of its own? How does he account
for the memory of long-past events when
the cells of the brain have all been
"How does he account for the universal
belief in Immortality? These and other
questions show the cardinals sound
training in theology and metaphysics and
also his skill as a dialectician. Mr. Edi
son may know a good many things, but
we agree with the cardinal that his au
thority on metaphysics and theology can
not be taken on trust because of his re
markable scientific inventions."
Church and Allied Interests
the World Around
Helpinff the French.
The French Episcopal Church, New
York, will begin on April 1 the support
of the Rev. Abel Rouflneau, in Salntes,
France Thus maintained, it Is expected
that he will reopen two and possibly
three abandoned Huguenot churches.
Efforts are making to induce other
French Protestant congregations In
America to take up the maintenance of
French pastors, and so enable them to
reopen more closed churches. The rea
son for these closed churches. Catholic
and Protestant, is the recent separation
law. This law did not close the churches,
but it did cut off the salaries of min
isters. Catholic and Protestant alike.
from any advantage from the state for
religious purposes, and in the cases of
the Catholic clergy, from salaries as gov
ernment employes. The people have not
been trained to give as in English-speaking
countries, at least not for mainte
nance of public worship, and so churches
In thousands of instances have had to
be closed Many have been reopened by
the efforts of French people themselves.
Man j others have not been Hence the
movement to secure help from outside.
The New York congregation mentioned,
now Episcopal, was origlnallj French
Huguenot, and Is one of the oldest
churches in that citj
South of the southern end of Central
Park, In the vast region of New York
City below Fifty-ninth street. Presby
terians are now reduced to seven church
es. If the small and dependent chapels
and mission congregations be not count
ed W Ithin the last two or three j ears
consolidations downtown and flittings
uptown have gone on, until, with two
changes just announced, but seven
churches that are attended bj influen
tial residents remain The two last to go
are the Fourth Avenue, from lower
Fourth avenue to the district on the
upper West Side around Columbia Uni
versity, and the 'West, from Fort j -second
street opposite Brjant Park and the new
New lork Llbrarj to the northern end
of the island, at upper Washington
Heights The last change, the West, oc
cupies what many regard as the future
center of the cltj With its departure
Presbj terians abandon the field From
Nintn avenue Presbyterian churches
have recentlj gone to Washington
Heights, and from the lower East Side
consolidations have taken place with the
lower West Side The Greenwich, the
University Place, the Old First, the Madi
son Square, which is Dr Parkhurst's.
the Brick, where was the Rev Dr. Van
Djke, the Central, and the Fifth avenue,
to which the Rev Dr Jowett comes,
alone represent Presbjterian strength
below Central Park. The West, offering
its propertj for $1,500 000. was once at
tended by Russell Sage, Henry M Flag
ler, and other millionaires. It now con
solidates with another Presbyterian
church on the upper West Side, and to
gether they build on upper Washington
Dixon for Jovrctt.
Americans and Englishmen arc trading
famous pulpiteers At the moment the
Rev Dr J. H Jowett, of Birmingham,
accepts the foremost pulpit in the Pres
byterian Church in America, the Fifth
.Avenue, New York, the Rev. Dr A. C.
Dixon, of Chicago, is invited to the pas
torate of Spurgeon's Tabernacle, London,
the greatest Baptist pulpit In England,
in many respects In the world An egg
shaped auditorium seating 5,000, the pul
pit in the first balcony, the Tabernacle Is
located in a residence section to the
south of the Thames, visited every year
bv thousands of strangers, and one of
the religious focus points of the world.
The Rev Dr Dixon, coming of a Bap
tist famllj of preachers long famous
throughout the South, Is pastor of
Moodj-'s church in Chicago. It Is Con
gregational, and over the question of
baptism the same controversy arose as
arose when the Rev. F. B. Meyer, a
Baptist, went to a London Congregatlon
s I church, and arises now when the Rev.
Dr C. F. Aked, a Baptist, goes to a San
Francisco Congregational church. Each
provided a baptistry, continued immer
sion himself, but let an assistant sprinkle
such as were satisfied with that form. If
the Dev. Dr. Dixon transfers now from
Chicago to London he will go to an or
thodox Baptist church that Is, he will
return to his own It is reckoned that
he will go Pastoral salaries in London
are small when compared with Chicago
A London pastor who receives $3,000 a
j ear is near the top In great cities of
America he Is near the bottom.
It is authoritatively announced, and
said to be Intended especially for possible
pilgrims and other visitors from the
United States to Some this year, that
the Pope desires Catholics and non-Cath-clics
not to participate In the official re
ceptions that may be given at the Quirl
sal or on the Capitol if they expect to be
received in audience by him. The pres
ent j car the Holy Sec will observe as a
j ear of mourning, and no great functions
will be held In St. Peter's or the Vatican
It Is declared to be certain, that Plus X
will not accord audiences even to Cath
olics this year except In very limited
numbers. The Roman exhibition Is to
open on March 27 and 140 members of the
Austrian Parliament ore to attend. So
Is the "King of Norway". -An elaborate,
programme is mapped out with excur
sions to Naples, the Alban and Sabine
hills, a trip on the Tiber, and a gala per
formance at the theater, to be attended
bj tho King and Queen A few Ameri
cans are to be In attendance, apart from
members of the dlplomatieorps; but this
j ear few American Catholics of. distinc
tion will visit the Eternal City, it Is" said. 1
Missionaries for Italian.
One of the great problems of Catholic
birtiops in America ls how to care spiritually-
for the vast numbers of Europeans
Immigrating hither, particularly from
Southern and Southeastern vEurope, dur
ing the last ten years. Appealsto coun
tries from which these immigrants came
to send , Catholic priests with them have
been in vain, or when such have come
they have often failed to fit themselves
Into new religious conditions. Francis
cans, Dominicans, and some other orders,
the Redemptortsts to some extent, have,
rendered much valuable aid to American
bishops. A year ago two Franciscans,
the Rev. M. DraghettI and the Rev. L.
Nanettl, came to America and held mis
sions in a number of Italian centers.
They were compelled to return to Italy
last June, but have now come back, com
missioned by their order to remain here
for two years, to hold missions among
Italian Catholics, and especially to es
tablish In America an Italian missionary
band that shall have a school to train
rricsts as missionaries and a director to
assign them to work under American
bishpps as may be desired. In some of
the larger dioceses theological seminaries
for the training of young men born in
America of Italian, parents haye been es
tablished With such schools, where they
exist, it is stated the new band will co
operate. Permanent Memorial Proposed.
Greater efforts than ever will be made
bj those in charge of the celebration
that was to have marked the silver jubi
lee In August of the ordination of the
late Rev. F. X. Brady, president of Loy
ola College, Baltimore, who died last
week, to make the affair a lasting me
morial to the popular Jesuit priest. The
men and women who had the celebration
in charge had promised tc raise 3,000 to
be devoted to wiping out the college debt,
which was one of the greatest desires of
Father Brady. Already much money Is
en hand, raised from card parties, teas,
and other forms of entertainment. In
the latter part of April a big fair will be
held in the Loyola College which those In
charge say will eclipse any previous one
In the city. There will b novelties ot,
many kinds, and the people attending
will represent every parish in the city.
Judge Charles W. Heulsler and Mr.
George M. Bffcdy. of Baltimore, have
charge of the men's committee and Mrs.
r E Brown Is at the head of the women
who are to conduct the fair. The men's
committee has set out to collect $10,000 as
their share of the fund, and it Is believed
that the contributions will exceed this
The debt on the college Is at present
about $150,000, and It Is thought that
within a few years this entire sum wJIK
be subscribed and the clearance made a
permanent memorial to Father Brady.
Since the priest's death many offers of
contributions have been made.
News Notes of Churches
in Washington City
Former Union President E. P. Gates,
who is now serving as field secretary of
the Illinois Christian Endeavor Union,
has traveled 1.600 miles during the first
seven weeks of his work In that State,
has delivered fortj-two addresses, and
conducted" thlrtj' conferences, besides at
tending twentj-one oth- meetings He
1-as visited twentj-four counties, and has
plans well under waj- for the formation
of district and countj organizations In
nineteen counties. The societies organ
ized or discovered number 230
Rev. Dr. Augustus H. Strong, presi
dent of Rochester Theological Seminary,
was elected by the Judson Centennial
Commision as president of that body at
a meeting held In Rochester, N. Y last
week The commission Is composed of
100 prominent Baptists in all parts of
America, assisted bj 13 men in the active
work in Burma, where Judson began his
foreign missionary work almost one hun
dred years ago An educational cam-,
palgn of two j ears with at least 100
people enlisted will begin at once. The
centennial will be held in 1913-1914.
Continuing his series of Sunday even
ing lectures, Dr Woodrow will speak to
night at the First Congregational Church
on the "Mohammedan Menace."
Dr. Woodrow 's subject Is particularly
timely in view of the second general
conference of the Christian workers
which has just been held In Lucknow,
India, and which has dealt with the task
of converting Mohammedans to Chris
tlanltj. The first conference was held In
Cairo, In 1906 Every religious body.
including the Church of England, hav
lng work In Islam fields took part and
the sessions lasted a week. The conclu
sions reached were that the work is
justified by achievements made thus far.
and that if they were not, the tremen
dous cnanges taking place in the near
East would justify continued eIort3,
since, these changes must affect religion
and religious conditions.. It was stated
that as many changes, chiefly In Indus
trial concerns, have taken place in the
last four years as occurred in the previ
ous 400. The man to whom credit for
most of the tremendous success of the
conference is due is an American, me
Rev. Dr. S. W. Zwemer, of the foreign
board of the Reformed Church In America.
Estimates of Mohammedan populations
are 200.000.00. as follows: In India, 62.000-
000. Java. 24.000.000, Russia, 20.000,000; Tur
key. 14.000,000, China, io,ooo,, ana tne
other millions scatterea.
The Mount Pleasant Congregational
Sunday school gave Its annual entertain
ment Tuesday evening, March 2L dupli
cating It on Wednesday evening to ac
commodate a large number of friends
anxious to enjoy It. "First came the
Peace Club from the Neighborhood
House, a company of little girls who
gave in their own inimitable way the
operetta, "Little Red Riding Hood," the
principal parts being taken by Elaine
Gallahorn, as Red Riding Hood; Eva
Hammer, as mother; Ethel CoghilL as
the wolf, and Bessie Coghlll as the fairy
queen. Then came the Kinder symphonic,
by Romberg, with first and second vio
lins, cuckoo, drum, nightingales, triangles,
trumpets, rattles, and piano, which gave
full opportunity to set forth the musical
talents of the young people.
Mr. Walter S. Hanna, a student In
Howard University, gave readings and
recitations from Paul Lawrence Dunbar
and Joel Chandler Harris. The closing
piece, "The Dress Rehearsal," kept the
audience In a roar, and brought any
number of plaudits to Mr. Everett Clem
ents at the telephone. Miss Wachter as
Nancy Blvthe Miss Clements a3 Agnes
Middleman, Miss Shedd as Miss Caven
dish (Aunt Sophronla), Mrs. Thomas'' as
"Mammj" Lucy, Mr. Benson Thomas
as Lone Travers, who listened too much,
and Mr. Harry Dulin as Dick Dunbar,
always "rushing In."
x The Rev, George C Graham, who has
been taking temporary charge of some
of the mission work in the Diocese of
Washington since he resigned the rector
ship of Holy Trinity Church, Baltimore,
has accepted the rectorship of Trinity
Church. -Carbondale, Pa., and' will begin
his ministry there on Easter Day. Mr..
Graham -will be much missed in the Dio
cese of Washington, particularly In the
southern part of It. ?
At Grace Church, Elkridge,. the draw
ings have .been finished for-a new church
which call, for a sf one building, one. story
high, -with basement,' 'electrically' equlp-
pcd.-wlth tile and -mabtel., work Bd, ma
hogany ana oak futures. The. foundation
Is 'to be of concrete aad.lilue stone,, and
the roof of slate. ':. ,
ewiTri tlMfsssssfr TSSIm I
Better known ss "Butcher" Wcjrler. who has asked
Kins Alfonso to micro him of tho post of Cap
tain General cf Catalonia, as be nifties to be on
hand in the erent of lbs fall of the Canalrju
ministry. Many statesmen beliere that the ve
rnier mil cot be able to brine about a peaceful
vetUement of the Vatican trouble, and in the
erent of his failure, a danccrona sanation would
bo precipitated. In that continsi-ncy. it is be
liercd the Kins will ask Gen. Wejler to form a
new ministry. Canaleju Is confident of ultimate
Ttetory, howerer. and jiijea himself to place
the inr rrlisiou.1 asradations lair on the Haute
books before summer.
250,000 ENGLISHMEN ISLE.
Remarkable Figures Given in Sta
tistic of Sickness.
London, March 3 Remarkable figures
were given by Mr. Sidney Webb In the
course of a recent lecture at the Caxton
Hall, Westminister, on "Unemployment
and sickness Insurance."
If wo could only reduce sickness by one
day In a year wc should add no less than
$50,000,000, to the productive capabilities of
"In the case of unemployment again
there Is an enormous preventable waste.
At this day 80.000 persons are actually
registered as standing idle because no
man has hired them There are others
not registered, 10 000 able-bodied men rot
ting In workhouses and 50,000 'on the
"Altogether, wo lmy say that something
like 250 000 men In good health are now
WILL SEND TWO ARCHDUKES.
Hapsbnrgs to Be Well Represented
at King- Georse's Coronation.
Vienna, March 25 The Emperor Fran
cis .Joseph has already expressed a wish
that the Hapsburg family shall be bril
liantly represented at the coronation of
King George, and In accordance with this
desire a second member of the Imperial
house will go to London in addition to
the heir-presumptiv e, the Archduke Franz
Ferdinand The second representative will
be the Archduke Karl Franz Joseph,
eldest son of the late Archduke Otho
Franz Joseph, and next in succession to
the throne after the Archduke Franz
Ferdinand. The arrival of the two arch
dukes in London is fixed for June 21. A
large number of Austrian peers, as well
as some Hungarian magnates, will form
the suite ot their imperial highnesses.
MAKES WATCH OUT OF JUNK.
Czar's Test Falls to Overtax In
genuity of Polish Craftsman.
Berlin, March 23. The Czar, hearing of
the remarkable achievements brought
about by a Polish watchmaker named
Carron, and anxious to test the man's
Ingenuity, ordered that some brass nails,
some wood splinters, piece of glass, and
a broken cup, and lengths of Iron wire
be sent to the craftsman with the com
mand that he turn this material Into a
watch The porcelain cup served as the
case, and the works were made of the
other material. Tho Czar was surprised
to receive the compI-t-J work In an In
credibly short space of time,
KING ALBERT ECONOMICAL
Refuses to Tar Photographer's Price
for Photo of Self.
Brussels, March 25 A curious little
story of the King of the Belgians and his
visit to Rapallo Is going tho rounds just
now. The King detected a photographer
in the act of snapshotting him, and after
ward followed him to his studio where he
intimated that ho would be glad to pur
chase two copies of the photograph
"How much do you want' said King
Albert when the prints were forthcoming.
"Twenty-four llres,"' said tho photo
grapher. "Too much," replied the King.
"I shall only buy one," and ho handed
the man twelve llres.
MODERNIZING BATTLE SHIPS.
Austria to Fit Oat Three Vessels at
a Cost of f3O0,000.
Vienna, March 25. An order for twelve
new 12-Inch guns similar to those to be
fitted in the Austrian Dreadnought has
been placed with the Skoda "Works at
Pllsen. Tho new guns are Intended for
the battle ships .Erzherzog Karl, Erzher
zog Friedrich, and Erzherzog Ferdinand
Max. The last of these 10,600-ton ships
was completed In 1907. All three are now
to be modernized. and refitted with turrets
with four large guns each at a total
cost of J3,200,000.'t
CITY OF PICKPOCKETS.
Llght-flnsered Gentry Thrive at
Business in Jlome.
Rome. March 25. It Is strange that In
Rome, the city where It is most needed,
one never comes across the notice "Be
ware of pickpockets." It is almost a
dally occurrence to hear of people .hav
ing their pocketbooks and purses stolen.
This generally happens on crowded cars,
on the Plnclo. and In the galleries and
museums, where one's gaze and atten
tion are riveted by objects of Interest.
These light-fingered gentry usually
work In couples, and while, one bumps
Into the victim wlh profound apologies
thc'accompllco makes off with the booty.
Safer and Sarer.
"I want you for my very own," said
the rich old gentleman, when he had suc
ceeded In getting the beeautlful girl to
listen to him. r
'But how can I be your very own?"
"Why why, you can marry- me, can't
"I suppose I could; but don't you thlnlc
If you really "want me.'lt would be safer
to aaopt mer-
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LftrgMt JCfaiif CircmktiV V
Exposure Caused in Fight
Oyer Politician's Estate.
MANY OFFICIALS INVOLVED
County Collector of Jersey City Files
Claim of f85,000 for Public Money
Loaned to Political Boss, -with
Which He Bought Property and
Sold to City Government.
New York, March 25. Robert Davis,
political boss of Jersey City, died a few
months ago and left an estate said to be
worth several million dollars Rising
from a laborer to political leader, and
for years without any other visible means
of support than politics, the great for-
tuna amassed by Davis was one of the
moaern wonaers. it answered tne ques
tion "docs politics pay?" but how he
made so much money was a mystery.
It might have remained so, as In the
case of other political bosses who have
died wealthy, but the heirs at law of
Davis began to fight over his estate, fam
ily secrets began to reach the public, and
to-day came the exposure that Is bound
to create a tremendous sensation and put
Jersey City In a class with San Francisco
and Pittsburg as a looted city, and make
the high finance of the Carnegie Trust
Company look like a corkscrew scheme
In opposition to a direct line of how to
make a private fortune out of public
Wu Simplicity Itself.
The Davis scheme was simplicity It
self. It was to borrow public money on
an Individual note, due bill, or memoran
dum, buy property with the money, and
sell it to tho city at a large advance
over the purchase price. By this means
Davis Is said to have made $1,000,000 at
Many officials and ex-officeholders of
Jersey City are Involved In the exposure.
and executive Investigation that may
take a criminal trend will soon be put
under way. The one offlcial.dlrectly In
volved thus far is Stephen H. Egan, the
county collector, who to-day filed a
claim of between $90,000 and $S5,C00
against the estate of Davis for public
monevs loaned by him to Davis on per
sonal notes and memoranda.
The death of Davis was after a linger
ing illness, and was not unexpected by his
family or by Davis himself, but the boss
evidently expected that the county col
lector would secretly be reimbursed from
his estate for the public moneys loaned
to him, and made no special provision to
cover the tranhactions. The bitter fight
that his. ensued over his estate, however,
brought the light of publicity upon his
affairs,, and to-day. in order to recover
the public monejs that he had loaned to
Davis, Egan was compelled to come
brazenly into the open and demand the
repajment of the public moneys.
Revealed by Official.
One of the deals, characteristic of a
number of transactions carried on by Da
vis with the public money, but which, for
some reason, went astray, was revealed
b the demand upon the estate by Egan
In one instance Davis Is said to have
borrowed 40,000 of county funds on
personal memorandum in order to buy a
piece of property which he offered to the
city at $70,000 as the site for the new po
lice headquarters building. The sale was
blocked by the major.
In the opinion of lawyers who discussed
the case to-day officials who loan public
money for private uses are liable to In
dictment for embezzlement, even If no
loss has resulted.
DISTRICT COFFERS SWELLED.
Police Crusade on Unlicensed Places
of Business Bearlne Fruit.
"The crusade stated by the police some
six weeks ago against unlicensed places
of business in the city is bearing fruit In
a remarkable fashion," said Assistant
Corporation Counsel Gus Schuldt. yester
day, speaking of the largo number of
cases which are dally brought before
Judge Pugh, of tho District branch of
the Police Court, for settlement.
"The matter has reached such a pass
now that almost every day florists, gro
cers, proprietors of moving picture thea
ters, Turkish baths, hucksters, real es
tate agents, building contractors, fortune
tellers, and others come of their own ac
cord to the captains of the precincts' to
obtain the necessary licenses to conduct
"A large portion of the revenue of the
District Is obtained in this manner and
the 250 or 300 cases which wc have had
In the last six weeks have contributed
some $2,500 or $3,000 to the District
APPEAL FOR LITERATURE.
Readies Hatter AVI 11 Be Sent to En
listed Men Far Avray.
The Woman's Army and Navy League
desires to make shipments of reading
matter to the enlisted men of the army,
navy, and Marine Corps at the remote
stations In the Philippines, Alaska, and
the United States. An urgent appeal has
just come from ho chaplains who are
with the troops on the Texas border, ask-H
lng for literature for the men.
Any one having books and magazines
which they are willing to contribute to
this cause will be called upon If the name
and address Is sent to Mrs. "W. C. Borden,
1S01 California street, chairman of the
army committee, or Mrs. H. P. Mcintosh,
2013 Columbia road, chairman of tho
MRS. MUSSEY DELEGATED.
"Will Attend World Council ot "Wo
men in Stockholm.
"Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey has been
appointed a delegate to the International
council of women, -which meets In Stock
holm Jiext September. Mrs. Mussey Is
now preparing a synopsis of the laws In
tho different States as to women, for the
It Is the. purpose of the council to pub
lish a report on the legal position of
women In tho different .countries, show
ing her relative position In political af
fairs, as well as In personal and prop
Y. M. C. A. Meetlnff To-day.
"The young man and the organized
church of God and what their relation
is and should bo to ono another," Is the
subject of the talk at' the Y. M. C A.
this afternoon. The speaker will be Rev.
Frank J. Goodwin, of Mount Pleasant
Washington Student Will Speak.
Owen W. Kennedy, of Washington, a
student of the University of Pennsylva
nia, will be one of seven men to answer
toasts at tho annual banquet of the
sophomore class of the university,. which
will be held on April 6. Mr. Kennedy
will talk' upon "Publications." He Is an
associate editor of the Pennsylvanian,
the dolly aewspaper published by the stu
4ats si tt Tialversity. v y ,
By the merest chance. In the twilight gloom.
In the orchard path he met roe t
In the tall, wet grass, with Its faint perfume.
And I tried to pass, but he mado no room.
Oh! I tried, but he would not let me.
So I stood and blushed till the grass grew red,
With my face bent down above it.
While he took my band, as he whispering said
(How the clover lifted each pink, sweet head,
To listen to all that my lover said!
Oh! the clover In bloom I love It!)
In the high, wet grass went the path to hide.
And the low, wet leaves hung over.
But I could not pass upon either side,.
For I found myself, when I. vainly tried.
In the arms of my steadfast lover.
And he held me there, and raised my head.
While he closed the path before me.
And he looked down Into my eyes and said
(How the leaves bent down from the boughs o'eabeadV
To listen to all that my lover said.
Oh, the leaves hanging lowly o'er me.)
Had he moved aside but a little way
I surely could then have passed him.
And he knew I could never wish to stay.
And would not have heard what he had to say.
Could I only aside have cast him.
It was almost dark, and the moments sped.
And the searching night wind found us.
But he drew me nearer, and softly said
(How the pure, sweet wind grew stin instead
To listen to all that my lover said.
Oh! the whispering wind around us.)
I am sure he knew, when he held me fast, -
That I must be all unwilling;
For I tried to go. and I would have passed.
As the night was come with its dew at last.
And the sky with Its stars was filling;
But he clasped me close, when I would have fled.
And he made me hear his story.
And his soul came out from his lips and said
(How the stars crept out where the white moon led.
To listen to all that my lover said.
Oh, the moon and stars In glory!)
I know that the grass and the leaves will not tell.
And I'm sure that the wind, precious rover.
Will carry ray secret so safely and well
That no being shall ever discover
One word of the many that rapidly fell
From the soul-speaking lips of my lover.
And the moon and the stars that looked over
Shall never reveal what a fairy-like spell
They wove round about us that night In the dell.
In the path through the dew-laden clover;
Nor echo the whispers that made my heart swell
As they fell from the lips of my lover.
For a number of cars there was con
siderable controversy as to who wrote
the poem. "What My Lover Said," and
It was either printed anonymously or ac
companied by the Initials "H. G." These"
Initials led many people to suppose that
the poem was written by Horace Greeley
and quite a few papers. Including the
New York Evening Post, printed Mr.
Greeley's name attached to the verses
After a number of years of controversy,
during which Mr. Homer Green entered
his claim to authorship, he finally made
the announcement In the New York Sun
that he would deed away his "beautiful
and picturesqua HIghlard Cottage pro
perty at Honesdale, Pa . to any one w ho
can show a prior and more perfect claim
than mine." Mr. Greene eventually won
out and Is now recognized as the writer
of this, one of the most beautiful poems
of Its character in our lnaguage.
There were three especial aspirants to
the distinction of having composed these
verses, and despite the fact that Mr.
Greene gave every proof necessary of his
authorship. In the issue of a New York
paper, after all doubt was removed, ap
peared a letter from Mrs. B. C Jones, of
Abbeville. Vermillion Parish, La-, in
which she averred that about twenty
five years before the writing of her com
munication she sent the poem "What My
Lover Said" anonymously to the New
York Evening Post. Since that publica
tion, she said, she had seen the poem
printed numbers of times and occasionally
attributed to Horace Greeley. She con
fessed that, of course, she felt very much
flattered by this implied appreciation of
the public, but added that, as the real
author had all this time remained un
known to fame, she thought It but fair
that a tardy Justice should now be ren
dered "to whom honor was due" by re
publishing the poem under her signature.
This claim of Mrs. Jones startled a
class of readers who had long learned
to regard the poem as that of Homer
Greene, and the query at once rose, why.
If Mrs. Jone3 be Indeed the rightful
author, should she have been content to
blush unseen for so many years, while
Horace Greeley was wearing the laurels
that should have been adorning her brow?
And it was suggested that she must have
been very far withdrawn from the world
Indeed If she had heard no rumor of
the poem's being claimed by still another
than the editor of the Tribune.
The cudgels thrown down by Mrs. Jones
were taken up Immediately and wielded
most vigorously by his frjnds on behalf
of Mr. Greene; but before his plea to be
considered the author had been duly ex
amined there came forth a protest from
Mr. GraClny, of Pennsylvania, who de
clared that the poem was really indigen
ous neither to Abbeville nor to Hones
dale, but to Pittsburg, having been writ
ten by the late Richard Realf while he
was city editor of the Pittsburg Commer
cial, and that It was originally printed
under the title of "My Xover and I."
.Unfortunately for Realf, this story
seemed to meet with scanty acceptance,
and he. poor fellow, after many vicissi
tudes having terminated his career some
years since with an overdose of morphine,
could not lift his voice in his own de
fense: A careful examination, however,
of all the possibilities in his favor re
sulted In little more than a probable con
fusion on Mr. Graffins part of the poem,
"What My Lover Said," with a similar
piece of verse, entitled "Sunshine and I,"
the latter of which was undoubtedly from
Realfs pen. ,
Attention then turned to Mr. Greene,
and expectation has not been disap
pointed. It appears from the evidence of
the Rev. Mr. Morris, of Port Jervis Pa.,
that the poem In question was published
some j ears ago In a slightly different
form (some trifling changes of punctua
tion) In the Boston Pilot over the Initials
"H. G." The following (week, however,
the mistake was discovered and recti
Coald Be Trusted.
From Jf. A. I.
The late Lord Young of the Scottish
bench was responsible for enlivening
many a dull case. One of the best re
marks that ever fell from his Ups was
the reply to a counsel who urced on be
half fit a plaintiff of somewhat bibulous
"My client, my- lord. Is a most remark
able man. and holds "a very responsible
position; he Is manager of some water
works." i l
After a long look the Judge answered:
'"Yes, he looks like a man who could
be trusted with any amount of water."
The Grocer's Prediction.
From the LouirrHlo Courlfrjoonial.
"I am going to start a garden," an
nounced Mr. Subbubs. , "A few months
Jrom now T won!t be kicking about your
"No," said the grocer, "you"H be won
der! Bg "how X can afford to sell vege-
fied by publishing it In Its correct form
over the signature of Homer Greene, of
Honesdale. Pa. But the Impression had
gone abroad that it was Greeley's, and
doubtless many continued to hold that
opinion until the full details of Its pro
duction were made public recently in a
letter written at the Instance of P. P.
Smith and published In the New York
Sun of December 2, 1SSS.
In this letter Mr. Grepne sajs: "The
poem was certainly written by me. I
made the draft of it while at home on my
v acatlon In the summer of 1S75, completed
and perfected it on my return to college
in the fall, and in November sent it to
the New York Evening Post for publica
tion Mr. Francis E. Leupp, who was at
that time on tho editorial staff of the
Post, has described, in an article published
some years ago. in the Syracuse Herald,
the way in which he received tho poem
from me In the malls, changed the title
slightly, and cut down my name, which
I had signed in full, to the simple Initials.
The poem then appeared for the first
time. In tho Issue of the dally Post ot
November 19, 1875. To any who will pro
cure a copy of the poem printed In any
publication of an earlier date I will cheer
fully make a deed of my 'Highland Cot
tage' property at Honesdale, which I
value at $15,000."
Mrs. Jones never indicated her intention
of making this bargain In real estate,
and Mr. Greene Is left in possession of
his property and poem. In book form
the verses were included in Slason
Thompson's collection of newspaper and
periodical verse, 1S70-1SS5, entitled "The
Humbler Poets," where It appeared mere
ly as a clipping from the Boston Trans
cript, without name or Initials.
The poem Is now generally accompanied
with the name of Its author, Homer
Greene, of Honesdale Pa., whose pretty
tale, "Blind Brother." received the $15.
000 prize offered by the Youth's Com
panion for its best story, In 1SS7.
Aside from the popularity gained for
tho poem by its pretty general publica
tion throughout the country, Mr. Barton
Hill, the actor and popular platform en
tertainer, added to Its vogue through In
cluding It among his recitations and read
ings. Although for a long time Mr. Hill
held it as one of his most attractive
selections, he too was unable to give the
author. He first came across the poem
while In Seattle, Wash., where he
heard It recited by Mr. C H. Larabee,
Mr. Larabee Informed him that he had
cut It from the New York Evening Post
about twenty-flve years before. In that
publication It was credited to Horace
Greeley. When Hill began to use It In
his entertainment, on his pragrarames he
always printed the name of Horace Gree
ley as its author. After he had used it
for many years under that supposition, he
happened to be in New York City, and
In company with a number of friends,
mostly newspaper men. One of them
suggested -why he did not give one of
his famous evenings with "Unknown and
forgotten poets" In New York. He pulled
from his pocket a programme that he
had recently used In the West. Among
the party were Dr. J. R. Wood, the vet
eran night-editor of the Herald, and when
he noticed the name of Greeley attached
to the poem, "What My Lover Said,
"Greeley wrote some poetry, bet I don't
remember that. How does ot goT" And
half a dozen v olecs called out. ""Yes, let's
have It" The actor, sat back on his
chair and repeated It In speaking about
the recitation later, ono of the men who
was present said: "It Is impossible to
convey any Idea of the .reading, of the
soft modulations of voice, the tender and
delicate phrasing of the three lines at
the end of each verse." When he had
finished there seemed to be a finer senti
ment pervading the little crowd, and tho
next order for refreshments was In lower,
less authoritative tones.
Aot for Christeninar.
From ths Dundee Aimtisez.
A clergyman had been displeased with
the quality of milk served him. At length
he determined to remonstrate with his
milkman, for supplying such unworthy
stuff, mildly, "I've been wanting to see
you with regard to the quality of the
milk with which you are serving me."
"Yes. sir," uneasily answered the
"I only wanted to say," continued the
minister, "that I use Jhe milk for drink
ing purposes exclusively, and not for
From thCterttadd Plata Dealer. f
Tm, madder than Murphy!"
"What's the cause?" I
"My wife n wore a harem skirt down
Broadway, from Forty-secead street to
Well!" , .,
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