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MEASLES IN CAMP
AT PLATTSBURG
R. E. Quimby, of Company
H, 4th Juniors, Sent
to Hospital.
SQUAD THIRTEEN
IS QUAR.ANTINED
Archie Roosevelt a Sergeant in
the Command- Quentin
Also a Member.
[F-Air t F'ttt Cnrr*et?riA,v.i rl T' ? MflflBMl]
Plattsburp, N. Y. Jaly tt. Partral
auarantir.e of Company 11. 4th Regi
mert. juniors. was put in force to-day
by Major Wallace De Witt. the training
camp .vurgron. as the result of thr de?
velopment of a cane of measles by K. E.
Quimby. of 24 Wost Frfty tifth TStreet.
Ne-* Tarh. In announcing the quaran
tme MaJat Da Wltl said that a report
had become current that t*he disease
was ?carlat fevar, but he vi. clared that
h* ,* . . Itahfl his profcssior.al rrpuUi
tion that ,t was r.ot. Quimby's tent
mates. ?ho are fully quarantined, are
members of Squad 13.
"Mr. Qaimhy has a mild case of
Tnras^r-v" Ma.ior De Wltl said, "and as
a prrcautionary measure he has been
taken to tha laalatlaa ward in the
TlaUsbur-f Po.?t Hoapital "
The top Firjjrant of Quimby's com?
pany i? Archie Roosevelt, and hia
brother Queatia is alio a member ot
the command. Quer.tin is still con
fned to thr company .street a*" punish
mrnt for droppir.*- his cun nt company
forma* onel R ?oto1I
pectrd et camp to-morrow, and II wai
reported about camp to-day thnt, an
ticipatrrc thr visit, Genera: W..od in a
personal inspeetion of the co-r.pany
?"had gone through it with a fine tooth
eomb." aecord.nc; to rookre deaer
This was before the meaalea case was
diseovrrrd
? members of Quimby'* squad srr
*9I N Priaraon, Kaahville, Tenn ; H P.
Olendenning, 400 Chi tnul Street,Phil
I Harper, I'niver- itl
Virg - D. E. Little. Kappa Alpha
l.odpr. Scherertadv; F. V. Sotithworth,
Dryden, N V R. L Taylor. IM Mun
ror Avenue, Racheater; S. C. Welsh,
Clarely Hall, Camhridr-e, Mass.
Nrw Y^ikrrs or men from othrr
places in the mrtropolitan dittrirt, |
more or lrss affected by the quai'an- ;
tinr. are W. Alexander. Jamaica, L. I."
V. H. Hrown. 10.*\ Fast Tl.Mh Street.
N'ew York. K l Fairrlly Scarsdalc;
H. C Finn, e.r.rt Flatbuth Avrnur,
Hrooklvn; Ormand C.runrweig, 601
! Wrst V'tOth Strrrt. N'ew York; J. B. j
| llamilton. 106 t'lark Street, Hrooklyn;
IL lleller. MM West 112th tSrret. N*w,
,\oik. L K. Hill. Dabhe Parryi U w.
[Joaeph. SOO Wrst 114th Strrrt. New!
York; D. L Kellop. bi Waterburv Ave
1 nur. Richmond Mill; A. H. Krllv. jr..
?W lincoln Pla.*. Hrooklyn; A. R.
Ihnott. '. Wrst T.'d Strrrt. New York;
R. I.amarche. U Eaat 41th Street, New
'York. \\. D Monre, Ttt 81 Marks
Avenue. RrookUn. ?'. MacWigh. 40
Eaat 74th Strrrt. New York; J. A. N'eil
taa r. 4J*" 7'Jd Street. Rrooklyn; F.
Peck. Ml < hnton Avenue. Hrooklyn;
i . Platt. Kt Park Avenue, N'ew York,
F. C, Shipman, Rrooklyn; W E Smith,
Bergen Btreet, Hrooklyn; J. A.
Sohon, 1.344 Chi-holm Street, N'ew
, York- M E. Strauss, 25 West 94th
Strer'. N'ew York, H. R. Thorne, jr..
RS Hif-h Strrrt. Montclair. N. J.; W.
H Yoaburfzh, 18 I.enoy Placr, N'ew
: Brighton, S. I.J t. P. Wrst. 100 l'pper
V.ntclair Avenue. Montclair, N. J.,
.......I r. i Whitmarah, 330 West 77th
Street, Naw York.
Secretary ol the Trrasury ." illiam
IcAdoo and his wife arrrved by
motor from Albany to-night and went
to the Hotel rhamplain. near the camp.
The Seeretarv found his aon, William
G ;r. in hospital with a severr attack
of tonailitia. lt is thought he **illhav->
to withdraw from camp.
Irring Rayaolda, of ."-t-O west hnd
Avenue. who' was oprrated on ten days
ago for acute nPPendiettll at the post
hospital. was taken back to New "i ork
to-day hy hia parents-. atill in a r-enous
condition. .
\ onigma we? discovered in camp
ta-day. Bfl Ifl Murray Quigg. of New
'York,' son of l.emurl Fly Qu-.trg. 11
V4..4 particularlv to Harvard men, and
Imeat rsprciallv to the numerous mem
. ber*. of the Harvard regiment ln camp, (
that Murrav war- the puailc. When thr
' Harvard regiment was bring formrrt
there was no more vigoroufl opponent
of the movrmrnt among thr alumni
than Muriav; l.r graduated with the .
of '13, and ifl row attending ,
i Columbia Law School.
Therefore. when he was recognivte-l t
by the Harvard men here, who are en
[rolled in the two junior regiment*.;
Dg militantly along with a rifle
; on hia ahoulder and an infantry pack
on his back as a member of Company A ,
1 in the "th Regiment, there was some- |
[ thrng of a sensation.
Quigg. however, ? readily explained ?
: the matter. "I am not a pacinst in
1 anr sense of the word," he said. I I
believe thoroughly in adequate na-1
i tional preparedness for defence, and |
1 my views ha-ee not changrd sincr I
' wfotr letters of opposition for "The ?
1 Alumni Rulletin." I believed then. and
I I sti!! believe. that a university is not j
the proper place fnr military' prrp-rs- '
tions. I believe it is foreirn to thr
purposr of a collrgr. I am thoroujrhly
in accord with this summer military
training. and that is why I am here,
and that is all there is to it."
Churchill Tells How
Navy Saved England
< nnllniif*) from p?B** 1
ing pen and TMIHIT" ver.e of Lissauer I.et ua always lahor to dcserve
these sincere and spontaneous tributes.
The (.reat Anrphihian il a female hrast; not clover. hut very tou**.h;
shortsighted. but very patient; slow an.l ,*luinay. but very strong and flerre
- strong as her homes in the broa.! WM. You cannot v.,ynge upon thv-m
without Mdag her dorsal fins eutttaf the blue water. and all over the
world she has depo. ited her young. .yhc movcs at all timea froely al.-ut
broad and narrow waters, and whon mmded bars their passage to all
others.
The Greet Amphiblan.
U need be ahe, can crawl or even durt ashore first a scaly arm,
with sharp claws; tben, if time and . imimst-incs warnint, a head, with
gleuming teeth. and _houlders that grow broader and hroader. Th. n ho
can draw out convolution after convolutir.ti of muscular body. till one
rannot tell where the end of her may bo found Or she can return again
to the deep, to atrike anew. now here, no-.v thrre -and no one can gue-,-,
where the next attack will fall. While she fight. her Mr.ngth fflM
She ia invigorated. not exhausted, by effort, and her annent craft in war
is gradually revived in her as the strupgle deopcns. Only bho eata too
much, waates too much and cost* a lot to keep. Withal the Great Am
phibian is faithful unto deatb. She is very hard to get ut- in tact, since
she tirst learned to swim no one _Mtf ever caught her. _?
The true charaeterisMc oi an pn.u-ia
stratepv liea ln 'he use of thie amphih
ioub power. Not on the ten alone. but
en lanrl anrl nea toj-ether-^ot the fleet
alone, but the army in hand with th?
fleet. In thi. liea everyth****,' ln this
already once in this war decuive ?ic
tory has perhaps resided.
British Mobilization.
On the afternoon of July 26. 19H.
orders were issued to prevent ships of
the nre. fleet from dUpersine;, as would
otherwise have b_cn done at daylicht
on the 27th. and to recall such ar had
sUrted. At midnight the ships of the
second fleet were ordered to remain at
their home ports, in clo?e proximity to
the balance of their rrewa. On 118
27th all the naval aireraft were moved
te vulnerable points on the east coast.
the second fleet completed an informa!
'stand bv." teleframfl were sent to ad
mirals ahroad. and far away at the
China station the battleship Triumph
beran to clear for action.
ruirine the 27th and 2Xth the prot^et
Int. flotilla. alon-j the east coast were
raised to their full strenrth. On the
ni-fht of the tftt the whole of the tirst
fleet, with auxiliary cniiser squadron*
and flotillss. passed tbe Btrait of
Pover and rsined their war station in
northern waters. On the ._me day an
effleial "warninf telefrram*' of ap
proaehinj* dsnger was issued. On the.
The Next
Generation
!
OW many of us build for the next generation) For many
of us it is dimcult to look forward and plan for a time
?when wc are not going to be here. So most of us don t.
But if you are a father or a mother you should have
a very decided interest. You have, through your chil?
dren, a definite stake in the life of the next generation?
a life in which your children will play a part, perhaps an
important part.
Their success, their happiness are events in their after lives for which
you are largely responsible.
The way you equip them to-day to face life will be directly reflected in
your children's success. The friends you enable them to make will have a
direet bearing on their future happiness. Give your earnest thought to their
future lives. Consider how you would like them to live?what you want them
to make of themselves. Then prepare them for it.
Appreciate the importanee of thorough education?education that trains
and develops the body as well as the mind.
Such an education is best obtained at good private schools. First, because
no schools in the country ofTer better advantages of study and scientiftc phys?
ical development. Second, because the private schools offer the advantage
of association. At good private schools your children will make friends who
will be their friends all their lives?friends who will be influential men and
women of their day.
Use care in selecting a good school for each of your children. There are
so many good ones to choose from. Investigation of past performances, pres?
ent equipment and facilities will locate for you deftnitely the private school
that is best suited to each child.
For the sake of your children. build for their generation.
find a good private school for each child and
Give Your Child
the Best
Opportunity
Kext .Sunday?No. 7 of The Nrw Vork Trihune Srrie.a, -Right Here in New York."
Rcprinti oi rtqa.it witkont ckarge
Investigate?
1:0th the "precautionary period" began.
N'aval harhors wrre rleared ar.d modi
tied examination serv.ce wa?. institnted.
On the 31st the immediate reserve was
mebiliaee* *nd rarieea reeerre cruuer
iqoadreai came ,;.to being.
Navy Made Keady.
On August 1, shortly before mid?
night, a general mobilization of the
navy was ordered and the third fleet
began to rome to a war hasis. Thi*.
stej> was approved bv the (,'abinet on
Sunday, the 2d, and made icgular by
royal proclamation next day. All re
. ervists had, however, responded to the
Admiraltr summons, and on August 3,
when the ultimatum was sent requiring
Germany to evacuate Belgium, the
whole pro.-ess bv which the naval
power of Great Britain Is placed in
readinesa for war was completed in all
respects.
At a preat w*r counell held on the
afternoon of August 4, attended hy the
principal naval Bnd mil.tary person
ajjes bs Well a? fabinet ministers di
rectly concrrned with the Admiralty, it
was aprced to diipatch immediately
the whole regular army not four, but
six divisions, if necesaary to the Con
tinent and to undertake their trans
portaticn and the security of the island
in thrir absonee. This eonsiderable un
dertaking was made good by the royal
nary,
Once more now, in the march of the
centurieg, Old Kngland was to stand
forth in battle against the mightiest
thrones and dominations. Once more,
in defence of the hberties nf Furope
and the common right, must she enter
upon a voyage of greal toil and har.ard,
across wateri uncharted, toward coasts
unknown, guided only hy ?tars. Once
more "the far-ofT line of storm beaten
ships" was to stand between a Oonti
nental tyrant and the doraination of
the world.
It was 11 o'clock at night 12 hv
German time when Herlin's answer
to the British ultimatum was expected.
The windows of the Admiralty were
thrown wide open in the warm night
air. I'nder the roof from which Nelson
had received his orders were gathered
a small group of admira'.s snd eaptains
and a cluster of clerks pencil in hand,
WBiting.
Along the Mail. from the direction of
Buckingham Palnce, the sound of an
lmmense concourie singing "God Save
the King" floated in, and on this deep
wave broke the chimes of Big Hen. As
the first stroke of the hour boomed out
a niatla of movement swept across the
room. The war telegram which means
"Commenre hnstilities" was fUshed to
shn.s and eatabllahaaenta under the
white ensign all over the world.
Ave, com**ience hostihtiea at once
against (iermany; urge them; perse
vere in them; concentrate upon them,
repent. r.ot of them; purs.ie them te
thi* "rar*" end.
Certainly 'ireat Britain'a entry into
the w?r was workman.ike. Confronted
by the greeteal military power in the
w'orld and by a navy second only to
her own, she ac'ed with lns'ant deci?
sion. Her great fleet disappeared into
the mists at one end of the ifland, her
small army hurried out of the country
at the other.
Army Plays Big Part.
By these extraordinari -*iokes she
might wei! have BJPpeared to the unin
strurted eye to divc.t I erself of her
defenees, to lay hers. lf open to the
greatest ponls. I.or.g Itretehea of her
eastern coast?. guarded only by unos
teatatiova flotillaa and eenipe*-ati*/el**
untraincd terntonals, seen.ed aimost
to invite attaek. Yet both these acts
had been carefully eonceived m time
of peace, ar.d faeti were in harmony
with the higncst strnt.gi,* truth.
Ihe "contemptible little army"
reached the Weaterti bettlefield in time
to play what well might Le judged a de- .
liaiVI part in the first and most cntical
8f all trials of t-trength. The "Grand
Fleet"- for th.s name. so honoied b|
our ancestors, was to be revived on the
antbreak af arei from its northern
? h,i_ ruled the ?eas ever since
with a complcteness of control which
even Trafalj-ar had not securrd.
lt may v.ell be that h;s..ry furnishes
no more remarkable example of deter?
mined adhesion by civil government to ;
sound principlrs of war as eml.odied in
carefully considered plans withou*. re?
gard to obvious risks and objectinns.
Had all our aetion beea on this level,
how many months of danger, how many
lives and what treasure might not hnve
been saved!
British Command of Sea.
From the first hour of war II was evi
dent that coinmsnd of the sea Bnd all
that follewed from it reated v. >h Brit?
ain. tver\-where G.-rman merehant
vessels scurried to port. Kverywhere
the.r cruirers h:d therr. lelvea. Ilvery
a . their commerce rei lara arara
blockcd in neutral or enemv harbor.-.
But at any moment Knglat.d's naval
atrength n **h1 ba :h*_llenged and if
at any moment, then ?urely the earliest
Bonent ara uabie snd even
eendinj. baflo tha se?_ arere full of
dangers ahout which BO experience ex
isted as u guide -r raeeeore, At aa**
rr.oment and if a: ar.v moment. then
surely while it might cie!_y the depart?
ure of an experiitionary force a raid
or descent might be uttt-mpted upon
our coa.ts. Nevertheless, the army
must go to France, an.l st once, Sur.
marines? .Still it must go. Th*
French African armv also must crons j
tea* not yet clean*.1. Never mind
the bulk would get there.
And then, from all over the world,
tha Great Amphibisn must draw her
children, her resources an.i .her food.
Ten thousand keels were carrying on
trade and transportation, sailing bold
ly over every sea, hundred* homeward
bound and hundre.ls o.itward bound
each day, on 1 per cent *.aar msurance.
The Menace to Britain.
The Australian and Canadian ar
m:c. th.- Indian dhriaiona for France,
lha ten terial eUeiaiona for India, rcg
ul.r divisions, .pread gamsons about
the world and a dozen minor enter
prises claimed transport and armed
convoy. For the enemy's cruisers were
atill fat large and hidden.
I.. ir.forcements snd supplies for the
armv in France flowed ln in an ever
widening stream, in spite of the enemy
submarine, growing more danng .nd
more ikilful every day. Then, as the
Allird armiefl rrcoiled on Paris, land
eommanteatlani hv Havre wrrr iBraat
rn"'- .. ?? ii
"Shlfl 'he bnne to St Natair*
waa a-hrffrd nrr*irdln-*"ly. "Oet rea<1v
to hhift further aouth .till." It *?*
-rai r. idi accardingl*". "Bettai M-ari
vietan t>n thc Marnc tha tide baa
tarned flhlfl it bat! <<> Havr- " Again
ihkfted accordingly. p
Mennwhile thrre waa not a moment*
iatcrruptian to tht mrn aml tuppliea
poaring aat ar the wounded pauring
baeh Aad all th* tiBM Britain Moat
p.-n thr scron.l gr.atest naval power ln
[U fortifltd harbor-. guard the ..land
from ail atUck or br ready to Rgnt thr
aupreaM ne* battle of all hi-tory at
four hours' noticr. She must korp^on
being re.idy fnr \ear?.
Fngland Ihe World'fl Armorer.
[i,. (Irrat Amphthun. going ashore,
must trun-form a large part of hrr
body. Armlrs of million* mu-t be
raiatd onr. two. threr. four million*.
?r more. Shr never thought of that
before. And, of course. it will takr
.om* time. but *hev wltl ********* ,'!n(j
equipment. She never thought of that
1t fore. either not even at tiie time ihe
Iheught of i.rmies. ,
Never mind. Let u* become the
world's armorer and arsenal. Trana
["nn Induatriea, call out mrn, call in
women. Piiy to have overlooked it be?
fore. Half a year ha* brrn lost or
?/M it a *>< >?r 01 wa? it morr Hut her
faithful *-ervant? on the sea still exe
eute punctiliou*ly the task* eonfided to
them. MlaUkai can be put right de
?a*-.* can be ntrieved, needless suffer
ing Cal be avoided, los* ean be endured.
All sacrifiees, evrn those that seem ta
havr bern in vain. can be made fruit
^Slowly but ?urely the whole fdree of
the nation and empire and all its dr
pendmcie* will be organixed f?tWI*
by Und nnd s*a: not one .crap will be
wilfully neglerted. The effort ult -
mateW will reach the potential maxi
mum. bo-h in volumfl and ia quality
unless the war for any reaion come*
gooner to an end.
HARRIS SCORNS
JEALOUSY THEORY
Boston Doctor Mystified
at Attack by
Colleaguc.
fl?- Ta'-rra-*-, tas Th* Trtbun*.]
Bogton. July 22 -I*. the ftrat atate
ment made by him *ince he was *hot
and heriously wounded by Dr. Eldridge
D. Atwood. Dr. Wiifred K. Harrifl, presi?
dent of the Massachusetts College of
Osteopathy, derl?red to-day that At?
wood had no rea-on to be jealoua of
him.
"Why did the little fool do it?" was
hit query to his brother-in-law, Dr.
Harry W. Cor.ant, of Camhridge, when
the latter vi.-ited him in the City Hos?
pital. Dr. Harris still lies in momen
tary expectation of death.
Dr. Harris came very close to death
when he was operatert upon in order
that thr bullets in his body might be
removed. Suddenly his heurtbeat be?
came imperceptible and all signs af life
disappeared. Prompt use of artificial
refpiration saved him, but the opera?
tion had to be postponed.
The diary of the dead girl, Dt. Celia
Adams, is in possesston of the police,
who beli*ve that It will be important in
making out thr Btate's case. Prob?
ably tiir last entry was written Sunday
night or Monday: "Met Klhe" <_Dr.
Atwood l at the South Station at 7:30
Sunday night. We went to Revrre
Beach ar.d sat a long time on the
sand. Diseussed matter further."
Thr police are eager to know what
"matter" is referred t?, and what its
bearing was on the life of the girl oste
apath. A paper found in her waste
baakel may also br of importancr, the
policr believe. It read:
"Ask Dr. Harris what trratment was
in this case."
If this was a memorandum written
Monday, it would indicate that she
then had no intrntion of ending her
life.
Dr. Atwood, it was learned to-day, in
timatrd to the police in hi* fir?t inter
view that prior to the day he shoe Dr.
Harris he "sad contemplated suicide
amid his wanitl over hi* sweetheart.
Dr. Atwood stated that he had little
or no slrep for four or tive night* after
Dr. Adams had told him the alleged
Btorv of her betrayal by Dr Harri*.
Thr police discovered to-day that tha
telephone mess^g-e to Dr. Atwood's
home in Woburn came from a tervant
ia thr Adanr; home, at the instance of
Mrs Adams, the dead girl'* mother.
GIRL KILLED BY AUTO;
CHAUFFEUR LOCKED UP
Five Others Slightly Injured in
Motor Accidents.
Louise Aguitio, four yean old, of 44*>
West Forty-sixth S'reet, r?n out from
achind a streetcar at Tenth Avenue
and Forty-seventh Street yesterday.
She was hit by an automobile owned
by the Hariem-Mornsania TransporU- ,
tion <"ompanv and driven by Fdward
Muckle, of 7C3 Flton Avenur, Th*
Hronx. The child died. Muckle wa*
locked up in the We.st Forty-seventh
Street police station.
II. en Hunt, seven years old, was
badly bruiscd and cut when the auto- |
mobile of her father, Henry Hunt, of
l.'l BTeet lOtth S'reet. hit a tree yes
terdajf at Pelham Parkway, near Will
iam.hricge Road, The Hronx.
Warren Stein, of Rockville Centre,
backed out of thr entrance to thr Pow
ell estate at Hempstead, Long Island,
yesterday ufternoon. In his automo?
bile wa? Miss llargarat Powell.
Ih* rear of Stein'a car struck a ma?
chine going along Jeru*alem Avenue
and turned it over. In the latter car
were James Bel!, of 257 Mamingtida
Avenue, New York, who was driving;
Fmil Wehl. a I ustoms Houie inspector,
of 3 St. Paal'fl Place, The Bronx, and
Thoma* Morria, of 39tj East 171st
Street, and his three daughters.
Bell. Wehl, Stein and Miss Powrll
were -hrown out Thry were takrn to
the Nas-au Hoppital. None was seri
outly hurt.
DETECTIVE?AS GUARD,
DEFAULTER TO REPAY
$60,000 Settlement F.xpected
from Bank's Trusted Employe.
A S'O.O.jO tettlamaat early thii week
will, it la expected. furr.ian the final
Chaptet in the defalcation- of a tfuated
employe of th* (oal and Iron National
Bank who waa t'mpted by the profit*
of war briaaa
A privat(- d'tectrve sat at eaeh elbow
of thr dr-rhiiri-ed bank employe ai he
?at at lunch yesterdav. another ?e
compar.ied h.m hom* on the sabwav
ar.d two more itoad guar | ovtr his
homr while he slept last night. H* will
remain arith his present companions
until a conference is held with the
b.ink's lawyora to-morrow.
John T Spraall, president of the
Imnk, intrmate.l that the losj would fai 1
entircly ..r. the m<an's bt.n.ling company
ar.d the bank would be out nothing.
At least $20,000 of the ttolen money
h?s brrn returned ?lreadv, arid it i*
rxpecrd that the re*t will be forth
coming to-morrow.
'Hoosier Poet." who died at his home in Indianapolii.
James Whitcomb Riley,
Hoosier Poet, Is Dead
good to me. Well, Val. ntine's Day was
coming, a'ld all the boys and girls were
busy getting their valentines ready to
send My own brothers and sisters
were busy like the rest, but I was so
little that no pennies wer? given to me
for valentines. I wanted to send some
all the same, so I got some paper and
drew pictures as much like those on
the boughten valentines as I could, only
I tried to make the faces look like
those of the persons I meant to send
them to.
"After I had colored the rudely
drav?n tigures to the life, as I imag
ined, I rerr.embered that my valentinei
had no mottoes. Those I supplied out
of my head, making up the rbymes as
I went along. There was'nt much
poetry in these baby compositions, I
fancy, but _uch as they were, they
were my first rhymes."
"Jk Marvel" Hi? "Angel."
One of the tirst payments of money
for his writing*, Riley ever received
came from Donald G. Mitchell. "Ik
Marvel," who at the time was editor
of "Hearth und Home." The author
said the check sent him up into the
clouds, for he thought he had oh?
tained a market for his outbursts at
last. He therefore proceeded to pack
up what he termed a "judiciously ae
lected sssortment of veraes" and sent
them to Mitchell. Much to his disap
pointment, they all came back to him,
hut the ^ting was taken away some?
what by the accompanying note, which
stated that Mitchell was pleased with
them, but, as the pubiisher was about
to abandon the periodical, they could
not be printed. The poem, which was
accepted and appeared in "The Hearth
and Home," was "Destiny."
Riley had heard that Henry W.
Longfellow was in the habit of an
iwering every letter he received, so
he sent the verses Mitchell had re?
turned to that author, with tha re
quest that he !ook them over and give
his opinion of them. Longfellow wrota
back that the verses showed true
poetic insight Riley then went to the
editor of "The Indianapolis Joarnal"
with Longfellow'a letter, and the result
was that he found a home market for
the productions of his pen, although
the pay was not very big.
Newapapers Puhlished Them.
The flrat collection of poems pub
lished in "The Journal" was "The Old
Swimmin' Hole" and " 'Leven More
Picces," all written in the Hoosier
vernacular and signed with the pen
name "Benjamin F. Johnson, et
Boone." The verses attracted eonsid?
erable notice throughout the country
and paved the way for the author'*
future suceefses. One of the most
popular of these poems was "When
the Frost Is on fhe Punkin,"' of whicn
an extract follows:
Wht ? ? t :,' . u .kl; _."<! UM 'r-Mf. 4 j
II " >
a * *fir -he kyo'i.k _B_ _?__!? of the itrut'Jn'
.-.. k. *^
And 'li- ? km' of thf) **___?*_ ?nd tti. -'iirtrtn* if
? I !?? a
Anil UM r???'---'i h?l ylooyer u he uptoe* on th*
O, H a ?Mrn 1 ?__> timea 1 feller ta a-'ealln' Bt _:?
s?. ?
.' ' r .: . Ma W fref* t_m from 4 '...lu nt
ttattte tm*
Ai 1 ? ? Kar? hei/teil ?___ gie, __; ,0
?
tA'hc.t ih? froai ls on ihe pur.kln and the feflMBB**! lu
;
Riley's appreciation of children is
manifeeted te a remarkable extent in
many poems dealing with the:r expe
riences, and some of them ar.. familiar
to nearly all naders. One which ap?
peared in 188H in "The Boaa Girl and
Oth.-r falaetchcs" collection b!>cume es
pecially popu!ar." The first Btania was:
1 -.ar.I an' f -.
I b_B *\*t 'h* an.per thlnu
* .. a ! tiie ktfhfn flra an' has the rnotttfj...
le*
* ' te th? wltfh Ul.t 'at AhnU _>l!? thout,
A".' 0;* _o_.li ona 'al __i. /ou
fcf .ou
Daa t
W'atrJi
flajti
"\ Llz-Town Humorist."
An examplo of the qusint humor
which characterized ao many of Riley'a
writinga ia found in the ahort poem
entitled "A Liz-Town Humorist." Tne
poem is given here ;n full:
Set'ln" 'reupd tha TfW. !__? nltht,
Q*** tl .<.'?_,?? ttttt, aa?, l_]f.
I 1 Ma- Btl ,._.?? _?..., ?.. . avtUta,
At,i l.n. Rii... ? 1 iwo or three/
FeV'a f* tn, __._*nr| trtbe
Ke uaa ?. -
?1 a tl*?
rail . ?? .- ? . rt\
.-.??_? ??
I rkaBBM ?'. A'* Mtn he -.aaai.1
4.*. . _?r_ ulea ?"i f
*t. ' e ?i> a 1 J.I 1 itueh'
PU Jfi' !?.'i lt f. th? r.-wd."
___-*, 1 Mvla.wk T.iTf -a>l Bfl
PyaMa .? - ! ?a k' a ?
Thfti -???, ? :i: f 1 Waai ia.. ffat*"
I .? A ? 1 v. .1 i*__ IM*.
' ? 1 ?*__ thai *"'ft ef _>t_i
a
Ai. 1 ?;, '11 IU II dcnrtl * ipell?
It ?? ?:? ?- ,f.ia l mri*?aa.
Ai I whal ?. - ! ??: I * '. knoart'
1 a. ll.
1 '.J '
1 hiaa-! nn Ar 1 W7u'e ha -l.l
Wall, 1 II ln .'? ' ? ..., We**-.
I'm no hof"' A ..1 Tv.k .ua I
Qjteet I ". ****** ^ut on pie
Wm. u.?? M tdaad ). " 4i_i ha,
' Noa. ?_?; a r " ??'" Ba aa. t M ___.
?om p-arr 1 ________?. I
I -tiaia-rl -an tor rjultr . sp
T.rn I ?p***ra up .low an.l -Iry.
J-a' teha^aa*'" 1 **>* I
tm* 4aa'J ana' iie.M em r-ir
His Laat Birthday.
Men of lrtters from all quarters of
the globe did honor to James Whitcomb
Riley on hi* sixty-seeond brrthday on
October 7. Men of note made the pi!
gjrimage to Indianapolis. Those who
were unable to be present srnt
meeaagaa of congratu'.ation. It was a
tribute such as has come to no o'.her ;
port during his lifrtime.
Children throughout the length and
brradth of the L'nitrd Stat<-s srnt
message* of love to the rr.an who had
t-poken to them from their booka.
Throughout Indiana school children!
crlebrated Riley Day with .,pecial exer- J
cises.
rharles Warren Fairbanks wa* to*st
awater at the birthday dinner. The
?peaker3 were Governor Ralston of
Indiana. Senator John W. Kern, Dr.
John H Finley, Vour.g E. Allison. Al- |
bert .1. Bevendge. William Allen White.
(ieorge AH<> and Colonel George
Hanreg.
President f ongratulated Him.
Among the hundreds of good-will
message* were those from President
Wilson, Walter H Page, Ambasfladorat
London; Brand Whitlock, American
Minir-ter to Belgium; Henry van Dyke,
American Minister to the Netherlands;
Henry Watterson, William Dean How
e!!*, Stewart Fdward White, Lincoln
Steffens, Hrnrv M. Alden and Samuel
E. Kiser.
From almost eTery window in In?
dianapolis th* American fla? was hung.
The poet's p|C,ure was displayed in
store windows throughout the city. A
stream of friends poured into his home
on Lockerbie Avenue all day long. A
pageant was produced in his honor.
Riley was deeply touched, ar.d ex
presied his feelings in his speech at
the birthday dmner.
Born in 1853.
Mr. Riley wa* born at Greenfield,
Ind., in 1863, and was the son of a
leading attorney of that town. He re?
ceived a common aehaal education, and
early acquired a taste for a roving life
through accompanying his father about
the circuits. He intended to study law
himself, but gave up the idea and took
to the road. He became in turn a sign
pamter, assistant to a patent medicine
pedler, and finally a member of a ttrol
lir.g company of actor*, for whom he
composed songs and remodelled play*.
In 1873 he began to contribute poem*
to the Indiana papers, and from that
time devoted practieally his whole life
to literatur*, for several years grving
reedings from h.s poem* in diferen?
cities of the country. In 1902 he re
ceived the honorary degree of A. M
from Yale, which was followed ;n 1901
by rhat of LiU. D. from the University
of Pennsylvania, and in l!?07 by thc de
graflj of LL. D. from the Indiana Uni?
versity.
LUt of Riley't Works.
A complete list of his works
include* -The old Savimniin' Hole
and 'Le\e.*i blara Poema." "The Bos?
Girl and O-her Skatehet," "After
whilea," "OI: . I R< .-s." "Prpes
o' Paa .?? S ..-.-." "Rhymei af
Chlldhood," "Flying lelanda of tha
N;ght," "Green Fialdi and Running
Brooks," "Ar-naxind-*," "A Child
Wnrl.i," "Neighbarly Poenu," "Home
1-oik*," "Poems ...?? a* Home,"
Tiubaiyat of Doe. Sifarg*" "Thfl ilouk
of Joyoua Children," "An Old Swee'
heart of Mine." "Out to Old Aunt
Mary's," "A Dofective Santa Claus,''
"Home Afain v ith Me." "The Boy* of
the Old Glee Clnb," "Whle thc Heart
lieata Vi'.rg," "Ba g .. Man." ?Morn?
ing," "The L.ttle '?.;,r.ar,t Ar.ne Hook,"
and "Old Pchoo'.da; IComancet."
The author was a member of th??
National Institute of Arts and Letters.
APOLOGIZES IN PRINT
FOR LEAVING HUSBAND
Wife Says Shell Do All She Can
to Make Home Happy.
AWO'ArgMFNT Mlfl 'IrTTT.-, lt J--.', i, ,.,.,
!? r-atr Ife-ai, aftof ttt.i.t hr.- -..* uafl all
m.i riraa ago. 11* n na .? a, r -> for it. anl ta r??.lr
U> rrlurt. Str. --?--. al. h. aai' ?? ,..* . ?,,
H ? e -rpi.-avo' tttd : ? ? ? a t r , 'n j.,,
?.* - tWM fl***** I'i tUA* ,.r; ? ., | l, (,?,,,, ,
?-?Plr/ 0 I
This is the unusual "card" carried
ye*terday in the local papers at Min
eola, Long Island, and sign.-d by Mrs
Ertel.
"My wife and I hate both reaiized
that we made a miitake ln ?eparating,"
Mr. Lrtel taid ye?U*rday, ?t the Double
d?y-P*(-e publ.?h.ng plant, where h? it
employed. *'?i\ weeks ago my wife
wrote to me, de.laring her raincere re?
gret for the part she played in the un
plea.ant events. I agreed to take her
.kT.arn rf she would write me u for?
mal letter of regret, and her card in
thii morning'* newspaptri appeara to
have been her anawer. We will re
commflnc* houMkaapiag ou August, 1."
POLICE BEAT 2
GIRL ACCUSERS
Enter Homes of Witnessei
Two Hours After
They Testify.
Two hours af?#r they hai !aft tka
olfiee of Jsmea I Fnr ?'? .?,_,
Distriet At'om-y In eharge of th, )?.
vestigation into poliee gr.ft, ?-?,
women who were to appea*- *o morr*i-_>
before the grand jury in -o*.neet.e*_
with the inquirjr, were ?'mi!>.' |d
their homea by policemen -*ee__BB__a,
One of their asaailanta wa. ideritifltd,
and Distriet Attorney Swann, whe t?*k
the matter up with the Tr ea C?a.
miaaioner. heli*ves the men will ba
,uspended within twenty-four houra.
The women's te-'imony arai conn..
ered most valuable snd w 11 b? init*--.
mental, it Is believed. ia tha reta-fie)
fifteen indictmenta to-rnor*
Aa aoon aa the assault had been rt
uorted to him and he had *<"r*ain**4
that the victims were in 'he care of
physicians, Dist.te*. ktUnej *******
made arranrements to na-. aeai MM
oi he nerWt i "i P0'1'*
and readily neeeeeible orhei ba r taatt.
mony .? needed. Deepit- " art that
they were sent out af tha itate and
their hiding pMee araa - ********
Diatrict Attorney rupp..' I |"ea*s_B for
them. , ,
"We expect the secoid peliceaei
will be ident.led 18)08." i d thi D.i*
tnct Attorney. "Wa ' ea*
nlaint- a/ainst both al 8tt4 tn
fe see U M *h?t tl f*
puniah.d. lt is b re^ ''the
aame .elflehness an.i d l ? fat law
that was so elainly in ? * MriM
the investigation mto tba ? 118*88] of
Herm?.n Rosenthr.! " __.____
From the ev.dence now in *v.; handi
of the District Attorr.ey .* spptan
that tribute has heen ps.d ta *he ??,:.?
in T?r?oufl part, of tha eity. Ar-oo
the fifteen indictment-s tbat srt ei
pected are included aelieemen a tbe
Tower part of Itanhattai rha Braax
and Harlem, it ia aaid
Two women charity workers han
told Asaistant Diatrict Attorney Fmi.h
ihat they have traced tha downfall
Lf twenty-nve girls to -he Arling?
ton Boat Club ball. which was under
the aWrtaiee ef WiHiea,,J EnrifM,
one of the policemen already under in
'The'District Attorney >?rned yetter
dav that when David feley. the second
J.i.ceman under ??f^f&JJL'E
re.ted he asked Lieutenant < os-.g-.n ta
take him before ax->heriffTom Foley
before locking h.m up Tne ?***?*
Attorney explained that this in r.o way
nftccTel on Folav. ?nd was ,-rcbably
Imply because foley'a father-in-law,
ffia. Mich.el Stapleton. .. 8
staneh supporter of Fo|ey__
FINDS WEST SIDE
MODELDEFECTIVE
Pretty Green Trees Won't
Have Soil Enough to
Grow, Says Architect
The New York Central Wes* Side
Improvement Plan will be discussed it
a luneheon next Tuesday at the R?
form Club, 9 South Wiliiam S'reet,
held under the aus'.ice? of the Leagui
for Municipal Ownership and '?pera
tion in New Vork City.
Frederic C. Howe arill presida it
the meet.ng. The liat <><*?<""'}%
cludca John J. Hopper. Juhus Henry
Cohan, Cornetioa M. Sheeban and Dr.
William H. Alien. The Mayor and tha
Controller have been invited to BBeea,
Those plann.ng to ?^?V7*AlK___2
notlfy Benjamin C. Marah. .120 Broad
**The United Real Estate Owner-' Aa
aociation yesterday directed a .e.ter
te Mayor Mitchel eaking pointedleaga>
tion. vn regard to the proposed .New
York Central agreement. Ihe le.ter,
which i. fligned by Stewart Bro-rae.
asks the Mayor to state "how the cuy
can possibly use this land under wa?
ter." for which it is proposed to pay
to the rnilroad $254,430. The .???
tion is repeated concennrg .ana on*
der water at 133d Street.
Coneerning the proposal to een *-?
the railroad "almost eontmuoui?norra
of 14Sth Street a stnp af \*ak wam
ot the proposed new locafion ot rail?
road tracks," the real eetata men te*
mark: "Thia strip of |a I ?> ef ne
value to the railroad except '?_.?. >?
gives it control of the water front,
w.th the right to build ent i ** ta*
p.ers. Why the city ihould de.iber
ately propose *.o agree to this Deaia
my underxtanding." . .
Although the meker tha ??-??
turo mor!.'. of the propoiad hiveriid.
improvement have eerti ? I that 18 ?
eorreet, fault was found tti*** tne
mimic Riverside Dr.. **1 *Z
Alfred C. Uossom, ar. 81 '* 8W
Fifth Avenue. ,
?Ihe model at tha ''ntr*'
Btatlen ii likely to m ? ? ? fcV'r*
ayman, wid tfi T******
day, "i.i.d aapeeially ana ?ho *****
accuatomed to study mg au. i*0****:
ks I have for years been mterestee
in Naw York's beautiful approaeh sn?
am very coiner-t.nt with certain see*
tiona of Riverelee Dcire, I <**-.','*.in?>J
the model ?ith greet eare.
"I ir.quired of an alfieial lf he wai
familiar arith the ia tai la af tha model
and he said thi.t he whs tl.at .ie ha.
built it. When I asked him about
the treea *o freel] ': oT''
the mimic lendlcape, ha ixplalnel
that he had plaeed tha *"??*?
it look re.listio, but accor.l.r.g te no
tiona.
"Unfortnnetely, in many of th*
places where he haa treee, 'here wil'
not be soil enou-rh te groai treei.
Along the upper JrtTeamy there will
be onlv ..bout iii inehea ef soil ?
BCnreety erouuh for gra?s. ar.d at befll
b drair e agBteaa woul I ? "> be
arr-'i .-. I. lt would J
visable in such plaees to frankly mako
a playgreend oi a proaaenad< .3**
model, to be of real value. ih .ul 1 t*
b:,<"\ uror* the most careful atta-ntiaa
to ,1 .tnila."

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