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i VOLUME 49 NO I71ql
OFFICIAL INCOMPETENCE I
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HE city having bundled the negotia
tions with the New York Central
for the removal of the tracks from
i Eleventh avenue the tedious work
I i must be begun over again and an
1 other two years elapse before the
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6 death menace can be ended Some
1 ° body has blundered again It is J
not a new stoiy but in this case the
Q OU blunder must be paid for in human 1
life I
The Saxe law requiring the re
1 moval of the tracks has been on
the statute books since 1906 It is explicit in its provisions when and
how the tracks were to be torn up It had only to be strictly followed
to have rid Death avenue of this abuse of long standing sixteen months
ago I
But there the tracks are where they have been for half a century I
and there they must remain with the roll of victims amounting to new
totals their removal delayed if not ultimately defeated by a monumental
fiasco of interference with the plain provisions of the law The irony of
the boast that the steam locomotive was forever banished from the
streets of New York on July 1 is revealed by its presence in one of the
citys most congested thoroughfares in defiance of public sentiment and
I the law j
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This exhibition of incompetence differs only in degree from other
f displays of incapacity which make the administration of city affairs in
a New York a synonym for waste extravagance and delay The city it
self a corporation suffers from a laxity of executive responsibility which
would not be tolerated for a moment in a private corporation
r While it wrangles over subway plans it sees a young Georgia law i
yer breathe life into a moribund company and establish a modern
system of tunnel rapid transit uniting Manhattan with New Jersey While
it palters and hesitates confused by conflicting counsels Belmont takes a
motheaten franchise and has a new East River tunnel ready for operation
ii even before the courts have passed on the validity of his charter The
Pennsylvania pushes four river tubes to completion while the next city
t subway remains unbegun In the present instance the city with the law
1 on its side sees the law practically nullified by the New York Central
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In its costly Hall of Records a monument of extravagance in the
Public Library delayed for years beyond the contract time of completion
in its unrepaired streets its wasteful department administration in prac
tically every new project undertaken no less than in the simple routine
of business the city presents examples of governmental inefficiency
in deplorable contrast with the orderly and economical administration of
corporation affairs r
J Letters from the People
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I Typewriter Shoulder I I
Ii Tto the IMItcr of The Evenlnc World
1 I am a typewriter and In answer to
E 1 who complains of pains In the
shoulder will say the trouble will prob
11 ably stop In a little while when he beComes
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i comes used to typewriting little more
J I have had the same experience Q W
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t1 To the Editor of The Evenlne World
Having been a driver for the past
Ii sixteen years I have always had trou
ble with the police One afternoon I
i i tried to go on West End avenue and
II I was arrested Can some reader please
I t teI me any good reason why I can
1 only go there In the morning and not
In the afternoon Z 1 see lots of autos
ij and carriages there lr the afternoon
l DRIVER
A Slmvlnc Query
To IV Editor The Evening World
i Son days I shave with speed and
ease Other days the razor being In
rnually gooj shape It Is a long and
very painful task This puzzles me
Ij Who can explain Gee but I wish
wnlsk rs were In style again LACK
OrlKtu of O K
l 7o the Ciltor of The Evenlnc world
What Is the origin of the p two let
v ters O K 1 J RUBINSTEIN
Ij There are two versions of 0 ICs
I origin One li that an Illiterate mer
1j chant used the letters to signify All
t Corrert Another Is that the term his
r Up mlatton In Aux Caves the
I name of a superior Quality of rum used
In the eighteenth century i
lllali Rents
To th IVIM M The Exenlnr World
I s > oi n noticed letters com
pnnu f the Itch rents of nat nnd
pnrtrrii lJ ng an agent of nv
ml In rs I nrmiy believe hat
the est can tran < themselves for
hc1 r ASur AI they tlet mcn
Into the murlrlpa ncej
cu of this city
who spd trr
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lazes on co east
movements If
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could spend the money In the rlht i
way < pay the market price for con
demned property eJ there would not I
be men a high tax rate and the rents
could be lowered When the taxes are
raised the rents must be raised or te
landlords would not be getting the m
terfst on the money Invested In prop
CT5 AGENT
I A > ol p Irlr 1
To the Editor of The Evening World
Whats this I lee
Or are my eyes decelUn me
Blngham New Yorks Finesta1 Clef
From noises nlll give us relief I
DUI will he
Theres a phonograph ablowng 1
Forty miles an hour going
Theres a pianola barring all night long
Tieres a lady loudly yelling
1 In a sons her love shes telling
i What riles mes not the lady but the
song
Oh dea good Mr BIngham
Wont you come around and fling em
In the deep and briny ocean with their
din
If you do well Just adore you
Therell be nothing too Kooti for you
If not well ask Is suicide a sin
C E IAKR
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T > the KJftor nt Ti r Evni5 Worlt
Where can I find now mar StiiiM
and rrltorls there are In the Union
Also what their names are S N
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I dreamed I went to Hades T mv
surprise I found It a comfortable co
place I thought It was zzlng > i ot
down here said I to a passing niji
It Is said the demon Cut I find I
nice and cool quoth I Oh c a
crumbled thats what all yn irA
who rid < In the New York utWk v
summer tell in There a fllnn c
to broil such seasoned gassers sr
have to co out of illness or rasa 1
a subway of our own Then 1 aw
Just In time to dress and catn
southbound express sweatbox at s v
rntyaecnd street for my duly grill
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The Gubernatorial Situation
By Maurice Ketten
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Cafe Gus and Mr Jarr Discuss the Fun in Sunday Fishing
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Gus Gives IO Worth of Roller Skates to Young Cripples
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By Roy L McCardell I
you have been having
So a good time yes 1 said i
Gus the saloonkeeper
eying Mr Jarr critically wher
he entered the place the other
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ti I will give you to understand
x right away that Its color Isnt
+ caused by chemicals such is
L q you vend and purvey In this
t k I man trap Its good honest
sunburn thats what it Is
idtGnoau Been out on one of them
fishing trips asked Gus
WeU did tl n some on Sunday said Mr Jarr
You dont get me doing It said Gus solemnly
I can stay In my back room and be cool and com
fortable looking after my Sunday trade and the
electric fans keeping flies oft but I dont go on them
fishing trips
No asked Mr Jarr Its great sport I
Yes I see it when I go sometimes with my wife
by Hoboken and se my brotherinlaw go out with
his boat the Dill Pickle said Gus But not for
nothing wculd I go The Dill Pickle is Just one of i
them old catboats mil a cabin so low that a man
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ha to go In on his hands and knees to get at the
bottled beer I
Oh Its no fun n a ratboat said Mr Jarr go
ing out and getting becalmed In the hot sun I
Them eatboats what sails from Hoboken on I
Sunday aJnt got no sail said Gus The first
thing a Dutchman does when he buys one second
hand la to saw off the mast then he goes to a
Junkman and buys a gasoline engine and puts
that In the boat and every Sunday all the fellers
he knows comes and gets on and helps him get
the engine to start After a while the engine
starts off making a noise like somebody shooting
a revolver and two hundred fellers that cant
find room to git on the boat cheer the fellers that
do get on some of them hanging on mlt their feets
In the water for they cheer them because they
dont expect to see em alive any more
Well It Is dangerous the way those little power
boats go out loaded to the water line with men
but I hear the Government Is going to stop that
said Mr Jarr
There aint no Government In Hoboken nobody
cares what happens over there said Gus any
way the single tellers or them that aint sot no fam i
ilies dont care because when one of them fishing
bats Is upset by a storm or a steamboat going by
making big waves nobody Is ever drowned except I
the eight men with the big families home I
Well our party wasnt so crowded said Mr
Jarr We only went off for blackflsh anyway
because we were having a clambake on the shore
of Pelham Bay where those friends of mine I
win telling you about have a camp i
Did IOU catch any fish or did you have a lot of
beer and Ice on board 7 asked Gus
Oh we caught the fish all right said Mr Jarr I
We only had a bucket of Ice water with us Then
we came back and had the clambake
Thats a lot of fun said Gus You get sun
burnt and the mosquitoes eat you up but what
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do you care when you are out for a good time
Then In the evening mid Mr Jarr we went
over to the Summer Home for Crippled Children i
and we got the kids singing and some of the party
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played games with them and amused the little
fellows till bedtime It was a regular old eshioncd I
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Say said Gus has them little crippled chil
dren got things to play with have they got books
and the funny papers
Oh yes said Mr Jarr the good people tha
send them there for the summer and the matron
and the nurses and the man and his wife that
look after them see they have books and balls and
toys and they have a piano and a great big room
AS big as a hall to play In Some of them can
dance tine and they can play baseball arid a lot
of them can swim And they are as lively as
crickets even flva or six of them that cant walk
And they got a great big room to play In and
no carpet on It7 asked Gus
Thfts what I said replied Mr Jarj
Well here said goodhearted Gus going to
the till urou take this ten dollars and you buy
roller skates for them little fellers that cant walk
Not for a moment would Mr Jarr cast a chill
on GUllS kind Intentions If they dont want
roller skates they can have what else they want
he asked I
Sure said Gus Get em velocipedes and some
Sunday well go up and take them fishing and they
can bring em along
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By Albert Payson Terhune
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UEEI ELIZABETH of England at the time this story begins WM
Q alxty years old She was tall thin and ugly and had a earful r
temper Her teeth were black from tobacco and decay and BUS 114
I wore a red wig Robert Devereux Earl of Essex was barely twenty ne
I He was handsome accomplished and of fine figure besides bang one of the
beat educated men of his day He was popular and seemed to han a great
future In store It pleased Elizabeth to fancy herself In love with him
This love affair was destined to make both of the participants miserable
and to end Essexs life at thirtyfour
Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn On the
death of her halfsister Mary she became Queen of England She BUT
icundod herself with wise counsellors and encouraged literature explora
tion and all the arts lor this reason her reign was Englands golden
age Elizabeth never married Yet ahe was In the habit of falling In
love with nobles of her own court and of carrying on violent flirtation
with them Their flatten delighted her She believed In It all Such
men as succeeded In making the Queen think they adored her usually rose d I
high In power but they found It no easy task to gratify her tremendous
vanity or to avoid her furious temper The best and last of these noble
who won her fleeting affections was the young Earl
i of Essex He was at twentyone an accomplished
A Royal soldier and courtier That he really loved Elizabeth 1
I Flirtation t Is very doubtful But he was ambitious and jumped t
V y at so dazzling a chance for advancing his own In Iii
I terests At heart he was honest and Impulsive
It was not as easy for him BJS for his predecessors to keep on good termi j
with the cranky old Queen and to soothe her Illhumor with pretty
speeches In fact so tiresome did he find the royrJ flirtation that he tried
to amuse himself more than once by making love to Her Majestys maid
of honor But this was perilous pastime For Elizabeth was as lealous ai
she was vain
Court life wearied young Essex Wars explorations and other sorts
of adventure were going on all about him But Elizabeth would not let
him take part In any of these expeditious She could not bear to have
him out of her sight He loved excitement and found existence dreary at
the palace So In 15S7 when he was twentytwo he slipped away secretly
and joined Drakes fleet that was sailing on Portugal But Elizabeth sent
a message after the fleet commanding Essex at his uttermost peril te
tome back at once Back he came angry and chagrined In no mood to
meet Elizabeths reproaches In this mood he picked a quarrel with Sir
Charles Blount on whom the Queen had also deigned to cast a favoring
eye He and Blount fought a duel In which Essex was wounded and dis
armed
Life at court dragged on for a while longer Then Essex fell In love
with the clever widow of Sir Philip Sydney and married her The mar
riage was kept secret for fear of the Queens wrath Nor was the fear In
vain When Elizabeth learned of the wedding she was enraged beyond t
measure Yet such was her fondness for Essex that she at least pretended I
to forgive him and he was In a measure restored to royal favor High ti
honors and offlcea were showered upon him Yet Elizabeth It seems never
quite pardoned his crime of daring to prefer another woman to herself
His former power over her was gone The end was drawing near She
no longer forbade him to embark on dangerous enterprises but she man I
qed to see that he got scant profit or glory from such expeditions Once II
when he protested against a piece of manifest Injustice on her part Eliza j
beth publicly boxed his ears ind with a volley of
1 profanity bade him go to the devil This scene
The Fall of the 5 killed any lingering trace of affection between the
Favorite I two For Essex was not the sort of man to endure
< j such an Insult or to kiss the hand that dealt the
blow
In 1599 he was made Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and sent to quell sn
uprising in that country He failed to carry out his mission and on his
return was deprived of his titles and put under arrest Soon he was let
ree but forbidden to come to court He now tasted all the bitterness of t
lUen fAVorite of fortune The wealth high offices and power lavished j
upon him by Elizabeth were snatched away He had sacritlced hie youth
hb Independence hU ambitions all for nothing t E
To a man like Essex such a fall from favor was Intolerable Mlsfor j
i tune turned his brain Instead of accepting his ill luck gracefully the
misguided man actually tried to stir up a revolution He was captured
and condemned to death On Feb 21 1601 the sentence was carried out
Essex was beheaded He was only thirtyfour But for his unfortunate
affair with the Queen he might have won permanent greatness and fame
Elizabeth is said to have been distracted with grief and remorse at her
former favorites death and to have reproached herself bitterly for her
treatment of the young Earl She survived him by only two years
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George Washington in Wall Street
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By F T HilL 11
6 a matter of fact Wall Street saw vary little of the President dunnj
his oflldal residence In New york Ot course he attended the Inaugu
II ration ball which was held on May 7 lib at the City Aswmolj y
Rooms on Broadway Just around tile corner of Wall where he danced l
two cotillons and perhaps a minuet of which event Jettersoa ins Utt I
io 4iptlon that would do credit to the most Imaginative eensaUoa monger ot I
the modern seas The Executive likewise Aonored the grand affair at tne I
French Embassy where those who took part in the quadrille were attired in j
gorgeous costumes symbolical or America and France and the featlvlUe were
at their height at ten oclock but there I I very little evidence of his Having I
been present at the other distinguished routs and entertainment of the day j
Xor did he grace the dinners for which Wall Street was famous In the year t
Its social glory when many a dlrtlnguUflnd company wa gathered around ru r
hospitable boards This was partially due to Vie death of ala mother much r >
occurred during the year and Lila own 111 health but the tUmculty of making
distinctions wa mainly reponsU for hll absence and even then one ofHi
letters show that he and hie wife never bad an opportunity of dining alone Jta
fact he had not been long In town before the neoeadty of adopting some gents
rule as to what Invitation be yould five or accept became apparent nut
Hamilton drew a simple plan regulating the Presidential entertainment nosy
tloiis dinners visit Ao which wlUi very slight modification hu governed
every oceupant of the White House te the present day Thus the etiquette ot
the Executive Mansion any fairly be said to have originated In Wall Btr et
where Hamilton and hla fair lady war famed for their nospttalltyHarpere
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Womans Discovery of Herself I
By Rev William Bustard of Boston
NE of the greatest dlscoveles of the past twentyfive yean ha beta
womans discovery of hern She has reached that stage where abe
1 lalwomn she Is not a doll an angel nor a slave but a woman and
L111 claiming her right and privileges Once to be born a girl was to be
born a nonentity In this age to be born a girl means a bundle Of
possibilities with a power to Influence the world for good or evil Many young
girls hive gone Into commercial life and they have gained success through
punctuality being Industrious and minding their own business The woman who
minds her own business Is to be praised and respected More girls go Into
society The trouble with our American mother nowadays Is that they try and
fit their daughter only for her society entrance It Is all right to be a society
woman but It Is better to be a woman In society We are emphasizing the word W
society too much and the word woman too 11tlleLeslle Weekly 41l
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Kipling and the Grass Widow
UDYAKD KIPLING when he dined with me said with some pride e
Au literary Chicagoan told me about Simla
A It seems that Simla Is up In the mountains the hills u they sty
In Indiaand the ladles go those In the hot weather to escape the heat of tboI
low country
Well Kipling said that one lovely cool morning at Simla he wu presented
to a grass widow They call those ladles grata widows whose husbands tn 8s
talneil by work In the hot cities uf the plains W
She was awfully protty and charming and EM they talked together to the
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pleasant coolness Kipling said
below I suppose you cant help thinking of your poor husband igrllllnir dowf I
The lady gave him a strange look and he learned afterward that she was
real widow tvlth t
Killing Sharks With Dynamite
liE engineers In the English navy have a very effective nay of kflUg I
THE They seal up a dynamite cartridge In an empty can and put the
calf lnMa a large piece of pork The pork Is thrown overboard on a wire
which hu been connected with an electric batter When tho Mark takes the
bait the n presses a button which explodes the cartridge and kills die
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