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*-\n i;:>\*?. .'t M. ?0. 101?. own?? ?nd S-M?S_??I ?*?lly by Th? Trlivin? a??^!*?"*^ a K?w l?*S M n?l*. I'r.-l ?.<" I ? '? ru* Trranit'r. A?l?1ro?? Tribun? \. ? Y<-r_. mirTlOM itAiF.s--By M?n. ro?t?s?? ^?>",? ???***? <-,r??.-it?r ? n.'.r ?? < s i,v-,T. t me l *fl,m -ron Y ANT \ ?I ? ?north. I1.BR-Ons ir.i.nth. SLT: " "NM u\x rr. - %.?',< "??*? montn ? ft ?n ... ?V'4 ? *>r? Dm nnntk. 102 On? month.?". . On? y*?r. ?'. .-?? ?t UM l'o?tofflo? ?t N>w York ?? ??????. rlM? M,n Matter. Th? Tribuno tiR** It? b?st SB-Savors to Insure the irastworthlnssa of ?aarj advertisement It prints si*<i ?o STOM th?* pul lloS?OS of all nilvrrtlsements contain? ing satslssdiag statements or chinas. The United States Was Forced Into a False Position at Niagara Falls. Th.- letton exchanged between the American and Huerta deleffstes to the Niagara Fans conference un.. aandleap ?galant which mediation baa -i all along cont?~-dihg. That bai repeatedly pototod ?nit, is the ahsence fnim the conference of i*epreeentatlvea of th? i?? sjortenl third element which has to be considered In ?in.v rati aal plans of pact?cstlon in Mexico. The ?mertesD and the Federal Mexican delegate! have locked horns over the choice of a Provisional resilient and the mode <>f secnrlng a *rab_equenl fair election chiefly because the United E lM?on COinpelled not only to look after Its own in terests but also to guard sgainst tha approval,by tho conference of ? settlement which will be un? acceptable to the Mea stitutionaliats. .ins tbo Lamar and Mr. I_*_unanu have been obliged to speak for the t'oi?stittitiiuialists, and La sin-akin?' for them bave neceessrlly been brought more direct? ly into antagonism with tho Huerta delegates than they would have been had they been representing exclusively the views and Interests o( the United States. The initial error committed by the mediator? has beturned again nnd again to plague the conference. Jf an all 'round pacific settlement was the aim of the mediators they should have bent their ener? gies from tho very beginning to scouring repr?senta? tion before them of all three parti?-s in interest. They should have gone out of their way to en courage the Constitutionalist- to participate, since hitter were only indirectly concerned in the rupture of relations between this country nil<? ,!"' Huerta gcrvernment which was the starting point of mediation. Bnt instead of making all reasonable ?oncesslona for the sake of getting the revolution lets Into the conference the mediators took tho opposite course. They laid down as a condition of ?dmlttaace the declaration of an armistice, al? though they must have known that the OonstltU Honslists could not afford to interrupt hostilities and from a military point of view would have been very foolish to do so. Barring <?ut Carranza put the United States In position of having to dodge any two-sided set? tlement which it might afterward be obliged to thrust down th? throats of the Constitutionalists. Had there been an equal representation of all three Interests the American delegates might have worked with tho Huerta agents to modify tho de? mands of the revolutionists and with the revolu? tionists to moderate tho claims of the Feder?is. As it was. the negotiation waacarried on nt long n und with increasing chancea ?,f friction and mis? understanding between the American and the Mexi? can representatives. The responsibility for n disagreement over the choice of a Provisional President and the methods followed in electing a new President should hn\o rested on ?mo or other of the two Mexican fac? tions, or on both. As it i-. an attempt will be made fo put the blame for the fiasco on the United States, which was not allowed to exercise Its proper func? tion as an arbiter between the rival Mexican parties, but had to become more or less a partisan of the mill-presented one. till hope that mediation will not fall. Bui ?f it fails, the chief reason for its failure will be beyond reasonable dispute. Police Treatment for Park Toughs. If conditions in Thomas Jefferson Part are us ? complaint t<> Park Commissioner Ward repre tin m tO be, it is high time they were changed. Neither this park n??r any other should be permitted to become the meeting place for rowdies to such an extent thai children of the neighborhood dare not go th?-re. It is impossible to keep young tOUgha out of the parks, of course, and as a matter of strict justice they have as much right there as anybody els? ii they behave themaelvi tlon or arrest and prosecution In c ?urt should be the penalty for in? terference with the rights of other users of the parks, and there should be surti -lent police detailed to make this certain, now that sum '""i" ' ? i overworked. There too low parks and playgrounds In th?? city for any of them to be closed to proper use by th?> : ??ondiet of any rulflanly element in the community. Not the Fault of the Law. retary Me.\d<?o is ovorhasty in asking Con amend the in.-ome tax law. The law has rel had I fair trial. The lirst payments under all been made, and IN failure cannot be !y announced just because it <!<???* not pVeanlse t<? bring in in the lirst year (actually tea ?oaths laate?i of a y?.-iri ?is much nwney ss the Treasury Department esparta had counted on tai-: The application of the law for the y??ar lit made almost a f:.r?e by the multiplicity of contra ?ih-tory Nfalattons and instructions Issued t Ooejm ?salon 01 ot Internal Bevenne. Nobody <-oiii?i have followed the bureau's advl?-?? and made I r?-turn ?>f in? ??me. or ?me ?ompiyin?- with the ?? -r tad spirit of the law. The taxi ..f the law is eonaewhai aaaxpia, but in many respects inter pretniion has <?.iifus.?<i it Instead ?>f clarifying it. Then? Is more hope Of making H workable through ni'-tion of its provisions than through amending it and thus tfviag the Internal Reveno? au new problems to gel muddled Mr. M?-.\?i??o . ?.?shiiiy dissatisfied with th?? roturas of Income from stockholdings mads try c.xi ix" of the weal furm of state- tad try the T;.usury a tax payer suhjoct to the normal tnx docs DtH bavo t?? pnv nnvthlng on dividends from storks. W ? made on the blank fot n return of Income from stocks, ami than the word was passed around ?ear filing da* that it wouldn't be worth while to ?cit.? dividend Income In one ?oluiun and then strike ?i oS as exempt In another column. The forra Itself ?ms vexstioua and coafaal_tg. M 1"?''?- ,,s lf i better constructed blank and better rules govern tog declarations were far more eeeeatlal Jual now than any change In the body of the Income tai sct Yale Wins at New London, ifs a lona: lane thai has no turning. After being defeated six rears In su**cesslon at New t-oodon broke it?- Bpell of misfortune yesterday and iron the annual elght-oared 'wslty race fron Har? vard. The difference ?! the finish betweaii the two Bftli of a second Is the i_arroweal mar? gin by which any Harvard ?ale boa! race has ever been decided. Bui II w enough it sufflced t?> ??ut ?ale lut?? the reckoning again as n poten! factor in college i ' at racing. ].ot. vo a wonderful exhibition of pluck and ??lamina, but ralea iurprliad the public mora, Harvard was expected to win again, no! 10 much because of the Individual proweas of its oara the strength of tho smooth-working eye* Item devlaed by Jim Wray?one of i.?o greateel of Amerlcrui coaches. Tale was experimenting with i system which had shown mcdkxre recuits In the ? but either the modlfled English method had i.D perfectly adapted to the needs of the ?ale crew <>r Hint crew was exceptional enough in skill ? mid dash to have won under almost any system. Yale deserves the utmost ?redit for Its hrave fight against the discouragement following a long train of reverses. An heroic effort was required to wipe out last year's very dismal failure. Hut the fighting spirit was there, and that fighting spirit snatched victory from th? jaws of defeat. Every true sports? man will congratulate the Hlue on Its well earned victory. The Best of Them All. Thai severe theorist, Mr, P. A. Valla, may rail at the Vardon writlnga upon the camp of p.>if, but there is no railing at the Vardon swing In action. By winning at Prestwlck yesterday Harry Vanhm established himself a shade above any of bin golfing contemporaries,and,Indeed,a shade above any other golfer who over lived. The victory was his sixth In the "pon championship, breaking his tie with hie only other rivals, Braid and Taylor, who can ?'ach boast five wins. The series ?if Vardon vletories began in 1806, ' when the new champion was twenty-six years old. He won two years running, In 1806 and 1899, and again In 1903. Then came a breakdown and a golfing period dominated largely hy .lames Braid aii^l nol ended till 1911. Now at the venerable age of forty-four Vardon repeats, and the prospe?ct is that it will be many more weary years before the young hopefuls like George Duncan can rush their way toward the championship without tripping over an II. Vardon score on the way. Vardon, Taylor, Braid?it is a harassing trio, and the wonder Is renewed that an American amateur ever heat the best Of them. That Ouimet has failed utterly on their home ground is really the expected and logical happening. No Pre-primary Slates. The mt result of the Democratic eonf< rence on tho conduct of the comine campaign under the direct primary law Is not unlike the outcome of the recent Republican conference. The Democrats now have a committee appointed to draft a platform to sub* mlt to a future conference, which body is e: advised that It is the sense Of the present confer? ence that candidates shall not he discussed. The Republicans are to hold an "unofficial convention,' Which body is warned by the state committee that res no discussion of candidates or slates. ?Both the unofficial convention of the Republican*! and the future conference of th<* Democrats may, neverthe? less, go formally into such discussion with n<> ono . to say them nay. it was at least Interesting that the Tammany sentiment In the debate was all against any pr<? primary slates and thai some men considered nntl I Tammany wanted the pre-primary conferences on candidates. This is Tammany's law, and presum? ably Tammany has a pretty shrewd knowledge -if exactly what is in the law and what will l sible In practical politics under It. 'Die tlper may have good reason for complacency. Nevertheless, the law is on the statute books; it seems to Rive a fair opportunity to all. Nothing but n trial will prove whether its provisions are a delusion and a snare when applied to political conditions here, it should be tried straight, not diluted. Thunder at So Much a Line. Writing a letter to "The London Times" has long been the safety valve of British wrath, and with it must be classed the printing of a personal on the front page of that mighty sheet. We care nul Who you are or what you want, however wild or hope? less is your case, a few lines of personal appeal in "The Thunderer" can be highly recommended. Blae why do these items appear'.' Samples from om? day's output will Illustrate. Perhaps you are a visiting American, in that case yon ins<?rt an advertisement like the following 'the date is Wednesday, June 10): ?? - unrtrrtako to Introduce - - 'X !.. I'M. 1!.. Time*,. y l Just above this appeal appears a uotlce that miRht almost have been Intended for the American adver? tiser. Shall we weep, snicker or hold up n wnrning linder at this pathetic ptopboaH .sa non -r>Arr,!iTErt of MAnoi-F?? '?? ?*?? ? ?-. ?rill BEL1 'tUr Borne more proealc appeals inten. r..r in? stance, the offer of ?1 for the beat sketch of it kiiiL'tisher. wanted for n taaboOSa in tho pleasant suburban village of Bsber. Of tho same s.'date Character is the jdoa for ??OO from some I.ady or Gentleman t.? help an "Intending candidate for ii,.iy Orders" through bis training. Let us hasten on to a more adventurous screed: GENTLEMAN, ??rabile artiool. youn* of amar? apr-a-anr. .'..i.il ?? .. <.*T. t? liuriMiif for a?o ENOAOEMFVT or undarU-ln**, r*eardl??i ot nui?. r>nd |_ op-n to consider an) proposition; i .-it companion-*.ah t m - ?__ Hex 1>, 1ST, Th? Tim. s *5'n" ;<lio??s of risk! Will Mr. K. Phillips Opp-jQ. beim Jilease take notice!1 <>r are we belated in our advice and <b> all mir must excitable novelist their thunder from these peraonalal That i-? om theory. There is another thrust apa? us by ?"uen Internal evldetico u is adduced above. .May nut the whole column be a piece <?f ipley fiction contributed i.v tome amiaiie English equivalent of otar own Lavs Jean Llbhey? We baidly ku<-w which explanation is more creditable to "The LoBdda Times." The Conning Tower \ BRBAilONa M (iCMl.V TO MYUTILLA. II.hi.r: I! .-??? Ill, <??'*? !?? Picture one mad billiard blowing Through the wild Alaanan night, yon nil warm in?l*???r.-?. iiimI glowing, M?. n snowman bUS and white,? Would JTOU U-o\ I trifle SOtto For y??ur shl-rarlni I ncl? H'-rry? Bang! ti??- swinging blind, Myrtilln. Moan the ciium and the i ?no; ?'hostly round your I'?>rkshlre villa Elonndl Of Winter smilT ntid whine.? i,iu?> th?*- snow-peak?Bd ?Mili atore you You aro sharp to tlioso who love you. why pretend th? bitter season? Loren bara lieen known t-? tiro; This i know and i bars reason Summer's soft voluptuous tit?' Never m??l?l?'?l my .M.vrtill.i Tor a ?Paritan Prlsi-illa: IT. K. K. As we nndawatand it. Mr. Fozhall Keene bai ten dered his resignation to the Vicarious ?P?ese ?"in!?. TMK MIX ?v. mi: Bt Oui Own (fuaavpa Sn.in. M.'irfin.'inl rainy rainy sun oui rainy ?two out Batea rotten Beider Ames rotten Holder Qlanta Giants Glanti win win shut out poor Heraog. Dulcinea, ai ever so many contribs told us yes? terday, doesn't really mind the rain. It gives her ; a chance to catch np with her correspondence. The Letters of Dulcinea. Grayce Dear?Well, here we are at Bromidle I wild. It is perfectly lovely, so*quiet and restful. The railroad tare from town i' $8.60, but the fare, I always say, is the least of one's traveling ex? penses. The train was an hour late. It every time I'm on a train it's late, but when I'm a minute late catching it. it's on the dot My room is rather ?mall, but everything is spotlessly clean. Besides, I'm outdoors all d what does the room matter? aTJlM is my room, marked X. on the letter head. There is a young man here from the West, from Iowa or Minneapolis or somewhere. He is different from the Eastern men I know?more open and 'frank, like his own prairies. There is another boy lure who just graduated from Princeton. I told him he would find the world a good deal harder ?than college, b;!t he said it was a small world 'after all and college was pretty big. Wasn't that silly' College is tine for hoys, though, I think. The friendships the hoys form there are often more valuable to them in after life than their studies. Write, soon to your Dulcikea. Vale, a university whose students edited the Con? ning Tower for one e??lunin, won the boal race, STou remember, perhaps, that ?Columbia edited this Faeado of Fluff, too? THE VKRSATIMTY OP EDAR. PPA: I anille?" aver po happily when the .Manager told ?no nl.o?i? it. < "n -ist Mam?? in?? for BmlllngT NO WORK SATURDAYS, QUIT AT POUB UNTIL SEPT., AND I GET A TWO-WEEK VACATION BESII B& After my grin had disapi*?a*?arad, however, I sea to myself tlMHight? sea I. "Now that I've Kot it" and then I frot an Idea. I'D WRITE POMES AND Si row POLKA A thi\'<; or two. That was th? blight Idea; ri? WRITE POMES! And I will, part of the time. In view of the above will yon ! . |,y an ng to your readers that E u-urinln-rest eontrih On earth, has Rone III for ?'oct y Slid that his lyrical effusions will appear exclusively In the Tower. or in the /.?ne, ns tho e. rn. b.? Thanks awfully. Khar. Graduate! of law-schools, this year's class, may or may not be cheered by this nil from the Telegram: -*8ELL or exchange for soniething osefnl, a complete (ijewi set of law hooks." THE M.\I>, MAD WAHR. Sir: At the Polo Grounds Thursday s man in the grandstand smoked Pittsburgh at?ales ail through the cont?sst "Any a-rignlflgance?" i b?m to him. "Sure," he answers; Tm cherooting for the Piratea" . . . Anyhow, if there had r*een ?> man amoklns; Pittsburgh stogies, and I had aaked him that, he might have said that i-eastwaya, some o? It's true, 1 ?.anse there ire? B man in the grandstand _ ?;. s. K. Among the offerings In to-morrow's Gazette are ? cartoon by Bprlggi and "London Lnmplngs," by Krock, who is now on the Imperator with this col? umn's candidate for next Mayor of New York. THE DIARY OF OUR OWN SAMUEL PEpYS. June IS.?Out of sorts all day, having slept so ill, and put in the whole day 11 trying to fashion some verses, and ?lid them s.? maladroltly that I did throw them into my sine waste-basket. Which ?greatly depnas'd me, Home early, and to-bei!. 10.?Lay late, god much Invigorated by resting well, the best in a s-even-night To a silversmith's, to have my wlfe'i watcb repaired, ami t.? a haber? dasher's, and asked the price Of some nose for my ?elf, but the fellow said they (?oat ?1 the pair, which 1 deemed too great ? sum to expand upon such frip? pery. To the ball-park and saw there ('rantland Bice the p??et and we laid a wager of 8a upon the trame, and I chose the ?"im-innatis, but the New Yorks won. Thence home in \v. TramtmlTi <>il waggon, in which was Charley Heraog tha'mana? ger, and he told us many things, nmatly o? baseball. Tbenee t<? my offl? e to finish my stint, and home and to-bed KK.\(TIONAi:V THOUOHTa OX I'hOt.IM SSIVE M IJJ! ? is. THE WoHl.tj's rROCBESS. Bt LTttn II. 1?- stew over thi*., and ??/?? stnr t,uer thnt. Ami alien jif're al! finished, ???/.??/ nhut ha> ;/?? got* WHIT TE IIAE GOT. -? "Mary Pary." runs a Harper's eireular. "The story Of an unknown orphan who finally dis'??vers whom her parents are." When were they? one wonder*-. Jack Johnson says?oh, you'll hav? to hear It? I that he's Roini* to entpr th? rit*? as a Frcmiininn. ' Ills exit-nationality hns not yet been chosen. Tomorrow, you know, Is th?> year's |.,i??est ?lay. The Tower, of course, will nut be h-siu-d tomor-1 row. <>h. y??u flatterers! r. P, a. SETTLED. VILLA?Now you stay here and be good, and I'll let you be First Chief. THE PEOPLE'S COLUMN *?f?&f* SYMPATHY FOR SULZER An Old Republican Sees Victory Result? ing from His Candidacy. To tb. Editor of The Tribune. Sir: As an old render of The Tribune I want to congratulate Its present man? agement on making It one of the best and mof-t readable papers In the City of New York. I am a dyed in the wool Republican find am going to vote for the Republican ticket, as usual, but I have a sympathetic putei in my heart for former Governor Sulzer, who made an heroic effort to bet? ter conditions In our state and who sacri? ficed his office in the struggle. I am glad that The Tribune treats him fairly. No doubt he will poll a very large vote as a candidate for (Jovernor. and it behooves the Republicans to nominate a ticket com? posed of high class men, and to eliminate the men who had anything to do with tiie impeachment and the removal from office of Mr. Sulzer. Mr. Sulzer's campaign Is already creat? ing havoc among the Murphy Democrats, and, from all I can hear, Sulzer has got the Murphy ticket beaten before It Is nom? inated. Republican newspapers through? out tho state should print the Sulzer news, and unless all signs fail Sulzer's candi? dacy makes Republican victory In New York assured. FREDERICK LITTLETON, A Lincoln Republican. New York, June 18, 1914. THE NEW WARFARE Why the Militants Destroy Property to Benefit Life. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: Could It he possible that your cor? respondent, H. Everett Russell, M. D., does not know that the "cat and mouse" bill was passed to tit the refusal of Mrs. Rankhurst and her followers to eat and obey prison laws? They were willing to die. but the English government is afraid to "let them die." It would cause public opinion to turn on the government. Bo they pas: ..d a special law to fit the case and "save their faces." The English government is assuredly In a ridiculous position. It would be more ludicrous, however, to repeal the "cat \ and mouse" bill than to enfranchise the ? women, and the time for the latter alter? native Is close at hand, thanks to the; determined efforts of a handful of brave women. It Is a new kind of warfare?the de? struction of property to protect and benc tit human life. The old style is th? attraction of life t?, r-retect property. ? Which do you prrf.r? BLLA O. GUILFORD. New York, June 18, 1914. PRAISE FOR SUPERSTITIONS They Are Called the Beliefs That Keep Our Lives in Order. To the Editor of Th. Tribune. Sir: If Christianity Is not responsible tor the advance of civilization It seems quite strange that the non-Chrl?Uan races of the world are the least civilized. Chris? tianity Is the basis of all progress In life. ! It Is responsible not only for the advance ' of civilization, but for that phase of ! civilization commonly known ns seien?-.'. To be sur., science, In its primitive devel oi-ment. existed before Christianity : hut ' sln?e the birth of the great religion science has followed In its path, and to? day we find It flourishing?not In Its for? mer plnxe In the Orient, but In the great countries of Christian civilization. Christianity aubduea the animal In man and gives his brain a chance. It Is tho clear-headed people of the Christianized I races that are to-day developing science and civilization. It matters little whether there are really such things as a heaven, a hell, devils or ?rater sprites. Most people live better lives through tho fear of such things, be they part of ttje universal scheme or ] merely creatures of the Imagination. Without fear of the unknown the world would to-day be swiftly treading the primrose path to the everlasting bonfire. "Superstitious beliefs" are t,ie policemen that keep one's life in order. GEORGE W. VAN 8ICLE.N. New York, June 18, 1914. THAT POLL PARROT AFFAIR The Law Requires a Wife to Obey, Says a Reader. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: Vou quote "Dr." Anna Howard Shaw, president of the National Woman Suffrage Association, as having de? nounced the marriage ceremony as "a poll parrot affair" and that she thinks it should be relegated to oblivion. She further any?: "The method used In reciting the pledge Is ridiculous," and that "there is no solemnity, dignity or character to that kind of marriage," etc., ?nd that "I think It Is wicked to use the wor.l obey in the marriage contract. It is .spiritually and morally wrong to en? courage a woman to make a promise she ?knows she will not keep. She becomes a fool of a perjurer at tho .?-ame time." Let us see what "Dr." Shaw know? about the legal aspect of the promise to "obey." as incorporated In the marriage ceremony and her individual aspect when she performs the marriage cere? mony and winds it up with the false and fraudulent assumption in representing herself ai God, with nothing to tack it up besides her ordination as a minister of tho gospel. The. law recognizes the husband as legally responsible for the act3 of the wife: hence, the responsibility which he assumes when he takes the woman as his wife presupposes that she must obey him in all things to tt uithin the tntr. J. rt L. EAGER. Rrooklyn, June 18, 1914. BAND OR ORCHESTRA? A Reader Protests Against the Former in Central Park. To the Editor of The Tribune. It is long since the summer con? certs in Central Park were played by i ui lie by no means was of it. as after several years hearing trae t*f go -1 maslCtsna playing Leal maaUe It ."iltUntcd a taste and desire 1er go ??! m\ 886. The Coromtafionw of Parks of this clt?. has appointed a >f*omn*JttM of prominent music critics and musicians In order to Improve the ro:t?e-t?? this summer In the parks, and It surprised me very much that It was decided that a band will play In Oantrnl Park, and seven times a week. Doe? this ii.??n Improving, or the contrary?driving the musical public away or trying to feed thorn with music of bond?! ttJWL DILLON. New York, June II. 1914. Jeers from a Socialist To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir T hope you will keep up the good work of printing In your People's Col cmn tbe letters whl h you r?"-elve discuss? ing aoelanara .\h ?an ardent ?tn'Blfgl of ?t'.vii.ty vears1 Handln'*. I mi'st ask you ally to print those lettera which re? ject more or les? forcefully our doctrine. In this great and rather grim world of oura nothing contrlbutea ao much to the Joy of living as to read these wonderfully superior arraignments of a new idea which is sweeping the world, growing steadily in every clvillz-d country. If we have sometimes to deplore that our cause Is defended badly by our friends, we cannot help gaining conrtdfrca again when we see on what rldlculoua and flimsy reasoning our opponents base their attacks. SIEGFRIED JACOBS80IIN. New York, June IS, 1911. THE PESSIMISTIC SOCIALIST Why He Is Dissatisfied with Things s? They Are. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: In a letter defending Dr. Pilots; view*? on Boclalisnq a Newark crrespoM dent of The Tribune, "W. T. ??.." is mW the opinion that "a socialist is essesfl tially a pessimist." May I describe in a few words the "pesslml ;m" of the ?so? cialist? The socialist believes In absolute soul equality and all that It Implies in the eight of God and man. Relieving thus, It does not require an "earthquake 1b Sicily, Japan or California" to spur his spirit of altruism Into action Nor la ha satisfied to have unjust conditions re? main, because "the victima of wags slavery are largely foreigners who are doinr better here than where they cams from." Undoubtedly the time will come when tho world will be a pretty good sort of placa to live In?not alone for a select few, but for every man, woman and child. But at tho present period, whlls there exist so many crying and unneces? sary evils, persons subscribing to ths doctrine of contentment cannot claim to be living in the spirit of the times. For the benefit of the satlsfled-with thln-*s-as-they-are element I would like to quote two verses from a poem by Louis Vntermeyer which seem to ex? press the sentiment of the socialist, as well as of others who seek the good of humanity by more Indirect me<ins. If universally comprehended and practised perhips nothing would serve better to alleviate the birth pains of the new or? der of society. Hero they are: Ever insurgent let me be. Make me more daring than devout; From sleek contentment keep me free. And fill me with a buoyant doubt. Open my ears to music; let Them thrill with spring's first flutes and drums? Put never let me dare forget The bitter ball.ids of tho slums. * -I W. VAN VALKENBCRGIL East Orange, N. J., June 18. 1914. THE GARDEN VARIETY. From Judge. A slim chicken, who was bo thin that she nicked the counter where she leaned against It, trickled up to the hosiery <?* ptrtment of a 16th Bt. store and said: "Cawn you give me a p??ir of hose thai won't bag at the kneear' Mame shifted her chicle against hsr back molars, oozed a wise slant over the customer and replied llstl-tfesly: N..t unless yuh take garden hose!" DEAD 8EA DENSITY. From The Scientific Am?rlcan. The wonderful buoyancy of the Pfi Sea, that strange lnlund sheet of wate* In Palestine, Is proverbial. It la motnt forty-seven miles long by nine mlltS wide and lies twelve hundred feet MM the Burfae*? of the M?**dlte.an?>ejn. the lowent lying lake on the face of the p!,,l,- Its waters are so blttar that fit? cannot live in them. We get an Idea OS it? .l.initv when It Is stated that tn ? ton of water from the Atlantic there ai* 31 pound;? of ?It. against U7 pou?** from a l?-?e quantity In the Dead ?S** !