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?? volume before us. It ?a
true I ? 'here could be no
c;r,.c. . the caee, whirh haa
( .-ry of Mr. Taft'a
lec- irea at the Univaraity oi Viri
lireel refereace to a i
aaaaelji the aropoaal
of rreaident Rooaevell te use the army
I the Penn
for the nettle
n%,.t . greal aathrai ite atrike.
Mr. Tnft thinka that s':rh action would
havr been laark . aad he doubt a
, . ncy ariaen, Presi?
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. ? hc army te clo.?e the
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; , anything thnt hr ifl
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p whieh he made ;? step*
ti ni lo the White il, i e. Hia
. which are almost < :lu vely
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la apt and pro: tub!". Bfl ii al e I ii ref*
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te tho Whig Btateemanship of Engiand;
thongh we must. wonder, then, Bt the
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Itfl v<to power. in tha llBBB of
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? in Engiand alaee Anne'a reign.
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injc legislative and ether operatioaa
during some reeenl yeara it ia inter?
esting to rccall whai Mr. Wilson .aid
in 1908 aboul thr illegitimate meaaa
hy which the President may influence
the i ? ea of Congi
He may bargain with meml?ers,
not only with regard to appoint*
also with regard to
Icgialativa measure.*'. He may uae
hi local patronage to naaiat mrm
bera to ?-4't or retaln their aeota.
il. may interpoee hia powerful in*
fluence, in one eovati way or aa
other, in eontieta for plaeea in the
Senate, . . . Sucb tbinga nr.' not
onlj deenly immoral, they aro de
struetive of the fundamental un*
derstandinga of eonstitutional b*ov*
ernmenl and Aerefora of co*i titu*
tional government itself. They are
sure, more-over, ia a eountry of
free publie opinion, to dostroy hoth
rhe rame fcnd the power of the
man who dares to prnrti<-o them. .
. . The reprobation of all pood
men will alwaya ovei i ueh
influrncos with shanio nr i failure.
We must regret that Mr. Wileaa
thoucht it necessary te exj the
n that the other i itioi of the
world doubted the truthfulnesa <ind
sincerity of John Hay ae Secretary
of Stati. v..\ auspei ted a \ iddi ? d?
sign under every utteranee he n ade,
and w< ii ibI wond< i ? eeived
thal impreBBion eoncerning a itatee
mnn who wa eon pic.ily, above
moat other men of hia own er any time,
;(p . .; by the world with eredi nee
Wa ean unheaitatingly
. him in thinking thal "the
bflsl tateemen we can produee will be
?. ? t to AU thi ecretary of
? bul ? ? mufll wonder a' the
, r ... whieh be fulfilled th ta*
worda by aelecting Mr. Bryan aa hifl
first choice for thnt eapremely impor?
tant oSee. Truly, it is one thinj- to
view thi Preeideaey from afar ofl ar.d
quite another te oecany the office and
I ra ? . , i to adminiBter its d
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[tnagine ,*i greal Trual to pro
motr lllf Hat* that SoCietj
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inii... and aw?i.iHaa. BB Pf- ?*'. ,l7
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Tara thoughts Inatinethrely arise at
reading of the title-page, to be con
firmed repeatedly at reading almost
e\. ry page of the whole stately volume,
and to stand as a most sntr-fyinp con-J
rletion whea the reading is tatahed.
Happy ti... writer of tha book to have!
such a subjeet ai- Biahop Sattarlaal
And happy thfl aubject of the book to ,
h?vi- >uch a biographer aa BUhap
Bl?atl Thi two are cortiparablr and
eongruoua ln pn'-.-'. m idaala, ia .iflioa,
ln lympathii -. and the elder thua findfl
m tiie vounger a ilngularly Hl reeorder
ar.d interpratar, w> are made to foel j
that we ara iookinp directly at Hi-hop
Satterlec and not at a mere limulaerum
formed from the iclf-exploiting faney
tt another. We ara looking through a
medium which dtscloses and not dis
?orts, and which is at once transparent
ln ancstry Uishnp .-atterlee en.-oyed
a union of those two elements which
eontributad mOflt and best to the found
inp of the American state and people.
He came on tho one hanil from the
Soterlf/H of Domeaday Book, throuph
itterley of the Wars of the Koses
ea of Devoa, the last
ettl ng in New England in 1685. On
thfl ""her hatnl the names of Mynderse.
ti.; j ,.?. i tell of Ihofli wha al
neitemanl of Uaaelinei followed
the track of Hudson and founded the
?eat of rmpire o:i Manhattan Island.
| >me notabla raapacta the Dutch
?ratti prevailed above the English. Vet
thouph h? arai born in the Dutch P.e
formed church. Henry Ya:.= Satterlee
soon became attaehrd to the American
hranch of tha Anglican communion, and
to it deroted the labora of a fi
life, though with ri broad eatholielty
that tamped hii ehurahmanahlp as al!
the more penuine because it was so
An ctipapin;. pieture is piven of his
early eareer n? reetor of '/ion Church.
at Wappinger*! Ka:;- Indeed, th
he iaid m a dual sense. for the m i d
pieture is inpplemented by nn exquisita
engraving "i" the church building and
by another of the younp reetor. Of
these ar.d the i.urnerou-r otlvr illustra
tiona .n ti.e volume it ii tittmp to ro*
eor.l B word of ipeclilc praisc. In
thaaa n_ys af "proceaa" enpravinp*
many bookl auffer from a muitipluity
ot' crude and cheap photo-engruvinra.
i || ? ie plates in this volume have the
mallow ci..41'im of both mazxotinta and
photopravuies, ar.d in both VieWI and
pertraiti ara altogether delightful.
II ? commp to Cavalry Church. New
York, " ? short of rpochal, for
himself and for the Kpiscopal com
niunioii in this city. It wai B darinp
experiment for the younp ehurchman.
Calvary its.it araa bb experiment, |
remained to he 'oatifled by 'he
lii. predeeeaaor there was one
of the most notable Hi*hops of that
time. Calli to thi vaeanl ['.-ir; -h were
declinad lueceeaivaly by at leaat three
ni. n arho praiently bacama Biahopa.
Then hi acceptad a call; himaalf la
tima to becoma a Biahop. aad he had
Bj hii - there three or four
jroung elargyman who lubsequentlj
were elected to the Epiacopate. Above
- churches of Naw York,
Calvary aras B VeritabU School of the
His preat work there, for a free
church. and for a church which. sho'ili
Ifl a peenliar sen^o render hiph r;v:e
?erviee to tht- whola public, aras bb
idaal preparatien for hia epiaeopal
labora, and for the founding af that
national eathedral which was the
rr.,wnir:p B-hievemeBt of hi* life. A<;
the tir*t Biahop of the Dioeeaa of
.Yashinpton he became not maroly n
DY 5TACY AUMONlEI\>
fl*?*?? of ifir most striking
(_-_J an?l ni. morablc novc 1.
of tiie . rason.
It crntrr* upon a strnner,
beautiful, nyaterioui biu*
lica] graiut- lier loves, hrr
f-trnjrtrl*' . b0f vic torir..
A BPOVB of rharaolers al
nio4-t uncanny in their
A backjrround taprstried
with ricMi BoUccted hy
an . xtraordinary l.mp. ra
hATHAKINK Sl'SANNAll PRICHABD.
"The Pionaera": Oorge ll. Poran Co.
! national hut also an international Ag
ur... keeal) and beneftcentl) Interested
in the diplomatic relationships of the
!..; iblic In laboriflg for the er-c
tion of a preat fane of his fa.th at
the eapital he was aiiimati d hy sev?
eral motives. One wa1-. af eoursa, the
natural desire that the du.cese should
have a suitable cathcdra! chura,..
There ean be no repmach in assuming
that he also desircd that his own
communion should be as well repre?
sented at the eapital as any other
brancn of the Church. Certainly it
was altogether praiseworthy for him
to desire that the Chriatiafl Church.
ond even the Protestant Epiaeopal
Church, should be as greatly magni
fied ns possible in the eyes of those
representatives of all the lamh and
faiths of the world who make Wash
inpton their American SOJoarniag
I!" wa* ? man Bfl these luminou*1
and sympathetie papes depict him.
and as his own writinga, .reely quotad,
portray him of exeeptional power
ar.d charm of personahty; and of un
failing and all-prevailinp ipl ritual
mindedneaa. He waa a man among
men, a citizen amoag eitiaena; hut as
such, m society, in diplomaey, in all
the rclationsrrps and Bctivitiea of hij
Dneeaaingl] active and effieient ea
reer, he was sunremely an Apoatle of
the Faith. It is such that his lovinp
disciple and hioprapher reveall him
in a hook mark.d with fir.e self-flup
preaaion indeed, we mipht wiah that
Biahop Mrent had put more nf ' ?
into the book unfailing taste, a
gentl.' play of humor. and an B|
elation far be'ter thari m.-re enthusi
asm frir his subject would have been
It is in all rospects a most satifll
work; in which, to repeat our tirst
SUggestion, SUbjeet and author are
each happy in the other; and rn which
in the>o days of too often sloppy
j book manufaeturing it i* pleasant to
! record the puhlishers have done their
part worthily of both.
THE OTHER HALF
The Job and the Joblcss?A
Venture Into the World.
RO.VETMOON F\l .TKIMl.S'T H? Mir?- .
tu i s-..,., | ; ,,? J.', ,, !,, : I r ?? ll
The experiment of the authors of
| this record of its results doafl not re
1 commend itflelf a* the pleBBBRl way
of spanding a honeymoon, but then,
! they explaln, it was the otily time they
? could pive to their venture, the only
period in life wh?n tha world our own
Immediata parl of it leavei us really
and truly alor.e. So the newly matried
couple elected to po to Rocheatl r to
endaavoi to ton their livel hood bj
| working. In other arordfl, thej j
, the n.nks of the unemployed.
'?? 'her had given Bqy previoua
thoupht to the problem, beyond reach
i ing the general eoneluaioa that there is
something aerioualy wrong with our
economic system; that the theory of
their own wel-to-do circle that there
is work for all who are willing to work
is failaeioUS and uniust. N'owhere in
their book do they give the llightest
hint <>f familiarity with the voluniinous
literature of the problem. The conelu
sioOS they draw, each from his own ex?
perience, diiTer widely. Mr. Chaae ad*
rocatei lahor exchangei and anemploy
ment hureaus on the lierman system.
.Mrs. Chaae demands woman saffrage,
v.hich will regulate hours of li.bor ainl
thi'ir enforeement and establish a min
imum wage for*woman.
Tho man diseovered that poverty and
.?ii' po together; he, in hii phyaieal
exhauation and dlacouragement of
daya and daya of valn *earch for em
ployment or of anderpaid overwork,
came to andarataad a*hy the bathtub
of the poor is of most service as a ri
ceptacle for coal. He came to appreci
atfl the popularity of the cheap niovies
as a refugc from the deprfl ssing
iqualor of "home" represented hy _
cheeriOBl room for light housekeopinp.
He Inveatigatad "buaineafl apportuni
ties" and their swindles, found that
people are not discharged, but "laid
off." and, after latabliahing ,2.. as the
minimum on which a couple can live
With SOBM small measure of enjov
metit of life, confe<s. ? that I ft< i eight
tt ixpariment he reaehed tho
eoneluaiofl that the sort af drab ??>?
latence le.i by the majority ia not
Mrs. Chnse, who applied for ninety
f.ve poaitiona, filNd in sueeaaaioii thoae
, of "extra" and pianist in a tOB eent
store, araitreas In b cheap reataurant,
r iti a chemical shop. eheeker la a
cr.vat factory, and pianist in a mo*. ie
theatre, never receiving b living irage.
She fixes the point where the unem?
ployed becorr.e unemployahle, expoaei
?i;. familtar abuses and extortionfl of
< mpleymeat aganeiaa, and dwella, fron
her own exinricnce, upon tiie differ
?nce betwcfln the treatment of those
applying for domestic sarvica an.l for
The autlior bll CtUfhl the
spirit ol . altl. mri_ tren.h life,
BETWEEN THE LINES
tl M nrt V^-'.,r- extra.
DOING THEIR BIT
ll i'i net l''i?t.iK? mra
Thr\ . re.ithc thr huinur, ing
cilv, ind pithns ol v.jr.
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induatrial work And she had more
than one i i daager.
[neidentally, Mr. Chaae rontirms the
reaull ef ;>n expcrimenr made hv Rob
erl Louii Steven on, who di-aeaei him
aelf in irorkman'a elothee, and peeeed
his friend* and ac<*uaintance* unrec
ognixed. They barely c'.anced at hia
garb, nnd failed to see him. Ajrain.
m his aeeount ot' his trip to America
in the Bteerage, Stevenron told us that
his companions there, workintrmen,
failed to pereeivfl that he was not of
the;r class. So Mr. t hase:
Our story was alwaya accepted
without qaeatioa. We were uni
-,. ? all) received as a homeless,
joblcss couple. Marj-aret's >|esire
to work was alwaye reparded as
ganuine. Any idea that we or our
? iy have entertiiitied as
to a eertaln quality of distinetion
in our bcariag that mitrht perhaps
he ditlicult to bide such ideas col
lapsed with alarminir suddenness.
We were from this timfl on nobod-..
ios. "Koston" always cxplaincd our
DRAMA AND STAGE
George Middleton's New Play?
A Manager's Oloom.
-rm: n<>an -fnaCTREB, a < ? tem-yrineoui
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George Middieton is America's only
aerioua contribution to the intcrna
tional drama of the period. Europe
may --"p our commercial suceesses and
judge our current drama accordingly,
it ifl certain to discover his plays in
the course of time. and to add them
to ita repertory, to the ;>est trathered
from all civilization. And it is, un
l Btely, likely te discover htm be?
fore he : 'i'l' r<'''oi:mtion on our atage,
He bU been pro.luced here, it is true;
but even so the ajaaa of American
theatre coers know him not, A BB1
biBB, nnd admirea alike
his teehnieal ability and the obeerya
tion. the underaUnding of life which
. telliagly embaeMea.
Hii ia tbe eemmon aeaaa that ia akm
.,, riaioa. He aeea drama everywhere
d him in daily life, not merely
the drama 4)f climaxr*. but above all
the drama ef the quiet, often subcon
scious nnd even uneoneelooe progress
toward them which is the preater. the
deeidiag parl of existeace. And he
Interpreti wamaa, not merely moriern
women. He piereefl below the surface
of the h"'.tr, Often in advance of its
time, to the foundation* of her emo
tional being and itfl proeesses of
thought and action.
"The Road Together" is U study of
thoau bonda apart from love and pas
sion which marriage weavee, of the la
teresta, Bchievementa and failures -
that make it the enduring institution
civilization holils it to be. It is a
of the eonfliet betweea the
wanderiaga of emotioaa and the la*
ion'a ateadytag influence of eaa*
aideration and reapeet, and, last hut
not lea-t, ef habit Mr. Middieton
does not in facile manner complicat*)
th:s eonfliel with children. It la foupht
BUt betweea three men and twe women,
free to eonoult only themealvee, yet
foreed to obey the rules of the road.
it ii drama <?f the inner aelf, deftly
externalixed by the tnilrstonos labori
ously put up at the >ide of the road,
which reaehea Ita partiag la material
eonaiderationa of honor Bgainat ambi
tion as well as of loyalty apainst va
Georga Middieton is read with
ateadily growing adnairation an.l la
tereat In the readinp of thn new
play of his one constantly refleetfl
how much b"tter it woald act than lt
reada. Whieh la only another way of
.- that. like n!l his other plays,
it reada exeeedlngly welL
Wh.) is he? He knows "the arame."
there can be no doubt of that. He has
pa ed through the mill, from press
agent te general manager for one of
cur principal produeere, And now, after
ten years, he ifl about to retire on a
eompetence gathered from his labor*.
Thia fall, he informa us, another namc
will ho found on the door of his room
ifl the pnxlticer's ottices. It will not
bfl difleull to discover his i.lentity.
Hfl rotirofl in a pessinr.stio niood. The
truth iie tella is the dark s:de. Per
bapi if be ha<l taken a year's real be?
fore writing tlws book, not quite so
of hifl pearls of wisdom would
have taraed into hard. unpaln'able
dried peae. For all that, much of
what he sa\s nmst of it is und.Miia- j
?.? t. Aml much of it is aufAeientlyI
familiar to those who have a eonnoc-l
tion, however remotc, with 'he theatre.
He dispeU the rlumour of the Btage, not
only at a dietanco, the glamoar withi
whieh inexporieaco aurrouadfl it, but
thal jrlntnour, "Ki), which it creates
groaad itself. largely throuph the press j
What he has to say ef the ulipshod, j
ineompetenl way in whirh maaa*
acriptfl ara dealt with ln theatrieal of-1
ticca is |>. rhap* flf preatet interest.!
Ha ealeulatea thal lu,t<M plays are sub
Blitted uaeolieited every year to^ the
promineat producers of this city. From
abeervation he has learaed that only
one m every Bve MSS. la copynphted,
and since the reconls of the Copyrnrht
Bureau show that ahoat -."f10 dramatic
niatuismpf* are repistercd every year,
his figures may be accepted B? approxi
n atflly correct. He iiuote* the case of
Mr. Nirdlinger, whoee "Thr World an.l
llis Wife" lay f.>r Ave years ur.reud in
a maaager'fl oflsee. When Aaalla he was
aaked by letter how be wiebad it to b?
returnfld to him. he aaswered not to
tioiher, as the play was BVOU then run
i np at Daly'fl Theatre. I'ublishers and
magaaine editorjtare ever on the look
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