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THE SUN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1912.
THUflSDAV, AUOt.'-ST m, 1PI2. F.nbsred at the Post office t r-v York asftecond I'Uss Mnll Matter t subscriptions by Mali, rostpatd. DAILY. Ter Month . MM DAILY, Per Year bU.NDAY, rerear - DAILY AND SUNDAY. If riest ..... DAILY AND KL'NDAY. I'tr Month . . 1 rntff trt fnrltTri rmm lr aiM rr1. a on i so so AJI checks, money of rte rs, Ac., to be nude far- able toTnr. Sex. " Published dully. Including Muodar, h? the rrlntlngand piibllfhlns Associations! HONssssu street, In the Borough of Manhattan. New York. rresmenr ann treasurer, vvmisn i kcick. i.iiiT . ,,v, ,, if,i .VaMiMttrM.virf.preji.Unt, K.iwni p. viitrhdi, Tunib supplies interesting information 170 Nassau street; Secretary , chtttcr h. Lord. i;o j ' Nssjauttrert Arundel tondon office. I. SI nth an TIou. 1 street. Strand Parlt offlre. a Buf de la Ulchndl'rf . ol ft'ie du Otiatra Sfptemhrf WatblnKton offlcf. Dthbs Dulldlo Brooklyn office, tM LUIntiton Utee I rt a'Jf rlfii itt)P tti'n' " tilt nanurtrlflx tr rtBMrarlontrtlH Inhctf rtjei u&nrUtUi ttl'itn'i ttitv mmttnattttt'mfiiti'.mtpi for fiat fur ret' A Liberal Profession. The American Unr Association has "refused to draw tho color line," retro- bere are tK-rmitted'to remain. No others need apply. The association did not eiven have the courage to do a mean thing manfully It shifted responsi bility, compromised on a resolution requiring local bar associations to de clare henceforth vihethcr u candidate projwsed for membership in the na tional association is u negro. Tho negroes, hiving fought success- fully for their right to remain, show tho right temper by refusing to remain I where their compan' is not wanted. Aocording to a SCN despatc h from Wash ington thoy "will probably tpiietly nnd unobtrusively rchign, thus solving the wholo problem." .Solving it. with honor, so far as they aro concerned. How is it with the asso ciation? Is it a social club liko the Knickerbocker or tho Union? Then its course is intelligible. Otherwise, why does it proscribe colored members? Is it in this way thut prosperous law yers, many of them having enjoyed every advantage of birth and education and social environment, many of them having worked their way ngainst every obstacle of iron fortune, except tho in delible and tmpardonublc matter of pig ment is it thus that they encourage a lace to rise? Thus, when there is much .vw t,,rn,L.i, t,. nrl nomikr instirta. It. frelnm from and popular instincts, its freedom from prejudice, snobbery nnd "clasa" feeling? M . Service by Favor. Tho Post Office appropriation act for the cities, hardly inoro than a quarter of tho current fiscal year contains this tho 000.000 belonging to tho rural dis provision: triets chiefly in Africa. " That hereafter post offlces of tho nn,t ,(,U,I population of these two col- nd iecond cIrbsos shall not bs open on onics apprpximates 7,000,000. and the Sundays for the purpoto of delivering mHil Europeans are thu1 outnumbered six to to tho general public, but this provNtou one by the Arabs, Berbers and negroes, shall not prevent the prompt delHery of who make up the Mohammedan popula apeolal deliver' mall." ' The figures for Algeria and Tunis Postmaster General Hitchcock has oft or an interesting comparison with interpreted this explicit and inclusive those of the Fnion of South Africa, prohibition in this fashion: whero the totnl population approximates Theorkof dtatributlns Sunday mall to ?n(l th, Europeans numbered look boxes will be limited to certain cl.v-.es l."W.O00 in 1011. of mail that cannot be held until Monda moraine without serious tuconvenlemn to tho addrensues. This rnoll will Include that for newspapers and hotel siesU." Thus newspapers and hotel pro prietors and their nuests iu towns hav- ing first and second class post offices, "'ibt with tho goods. are to enjoy, by executive discrimina-1 Hifl infallibility has long been an arti tion in their favor, 11 public service which ! do of faith, and w hy shouldn't he bo as is to bo denied to book publishers, impeccable as infallible? fleristu, deal-re in hardware, patrons of I 't n"Kllt ttn Interesting con boarding houses, tho largo number of stitutional point, if tho Constitution transient residents who have their l.wpre not to be positively suspended, if letters directed to the genera delivery, 11 though considerably over tho age and tho permanent post office box ' of thirty-five years and for a good deal rcntore who do not liavo tho good i more than fourteen years a resident fortune to belong to the privileged t within tho United States, is a natural classes. Tire SCN escapes some of 1 1,0i"n eitizen and eligible to the oflico of tho annoyances and injurious results ; President. Clearly the Colonel is super fthe nactment,butltrefuBetoignoro;o"iuii. supernatural, perfeot, preU-r-tho fuct that its immunity springs from perfect. What skill these cavillings? a special favor, tho granting of which Is ! Hp"r chat f tho Bullraoosians: just cause for complaint among those I "March, march, march along. to whom a uimilar pero'co Is denied. It fa not moro Important to The fjr.v or to any other newspapor to havo its mail promptly distributed on n Huiuluy than it Ik to a man to get tho letter that may relieve his mind of dread, direct his journeylngs, or replenish hit pocketbook. Tho administration of tho post oflico has Bought to reduce tho inconvenionco and hardship decreed by the Congress as much an it can To accomplish this it is obliged to make a distinction between ita customers, a thing nt once hateful and potontially demoralizing Commissioner Waldo's Ust. Commissioner Waldo'B list of dis - orderly resorts, with tho names of tho owners of tho promises in which thoy nro or wero housed, destroys ono of tho most curef ttlly chorished of all tho my 1 1m that luivo grown up about vico nnd vi cious establishments in this town. It has long been popularly believed that tniiiiy distinguished citizons prolited richly through proprietorship of buildings in whloh illicit enterprises were conduoted. "RIoh hypocrites," "partners In lawbrcnk ing," and other like phrases havo boon heard frequently In discussions of gam bling and tho social evil. Hereafter thoy will command less attention than they have in tho past, Tho list prepared by Mr. Wai.po contains few names that urn known to tho public. Tho number of properties ovmod by largo reul estate holders whit li have place in it is small. It is evident that thn mnnugorn of these properties have excrcibcd nt least, reasonable euro with respect of their tenants. Had they not done bo their names would havo been conspicuous among those that nro found In tho polico records, Congrchs man JBWKfiBO.v M. Lkvy, who owned n building In which a gambling house wns conducted, showed In IiIr letter to tliofcmlnlno which will ndmlt of immedlato Commissioner to whitt. length)-, ho hod I Improvement, nnd for a. reabon pre-. i;oiiu to iiii iimiscii 01 inn iciuimi, hiiu - how eventually hn hnd actually dlsponod I of his property lit a loss to himself to escape from the position In wlilclt he found himself. Other rcid cstato own er ronld undoubtedly tell similar Morion, and litruo mil eatute holders nre at tho mercy of their agents. Finally, tho ureal lords of wimbling have, been ublo to own their own house?. This lisl, kept up to ditto, nnd as baro oh mpos.ihloof "dummy" names, oueht i 35'to lo put up conspicuously in many 1 plates, be made n visible, public record J ,in'' reproach. t'olonl.lng North Afrlcn. A tceciit compilation of I hn official llg- men for tho toil census In Algeria nnd concerning a Mibjeet little known out-1 side of colonial circles in 1'rnnco. From i thoe figures It nppenrs that, tho process of establishing not n l'ronch but n Ivitin population in North Africa is actually ma 'ingmaterinf progress. Thus there were In -IPlt something over lvn,oY) peoplo of European birth or derivation actually .settled In Algeria nnd Tunis, 7.-.2.0trt In Algerln and 14S.O00 in Tunis, exclusive of somo 60,000 sol dlcr. functionaries and inmates ol hospitals and other institutions. In the figures are Included 72.000 Algerian Jews, i survivors or descendant of tho Jews 'atl? Fl c"c1' citizens by tho French ,;'T. , T"1" um y. rs n(? This total of 000,000 represents an in crease of I'o.mo since 1006. An analysis of the character of this Eur pean population Indicates the largely diverse elements which make up the immigration into this North African region. In the total, as might bo ex pected, th French havo the largest 1 . .. . . -. , . 1.... .1... 1 i . 'l u p V , ,, tnl"u:o0 T 1,10 I,a!'an8 with 175.000. Tho only other consider able race U tho Maltese, numbering between I." 1 k1 a nd r0,noo. Hut wliilrj th French havo the targ es' shnie in the total, they aro outnum bered by two to one in Oran, in the west of Algeria, whero tho Kpanis.li predom inate, while in Tunis 48,000 Fronch nre overbalanced by 88,000 Italians. It is only in the centro about Algiers that th" I'teneh are numerically supreme. Still, by the operation of tho natural ization laws 11 very largo percentage of the foreign clement iu Algeria has already acquired French citizenship, the total of lVench citizens approximating 0.10.000. against 300,000 French. Algiers remains thu city with the largeet F.uropean population in Africa, having 130,000. against 120.000 for Jo hannesburg, in South Africa. Oran, w''" ore tlian 100.000 Europeans, two tllirtl3 f .t,,,,n Spailfeh. is third, and Tunis, with 75.000, fourth. Of the 75,000 , less than a third aro French nnd more than 10.000 Italian. The larger share nf ,. prfirvn nnnl ,in,mi ;a ,! . Theodore the rerfecl. "I havo never done anything wrong," shrieks Tit. Dentatcs Modgstcs at the moment when the sons of Dklial are , trying to prove that he has been March to Armageddon, strong! Hatter the drum and thump the gong. Strike up, brothers, the grand eweet song, 'Teuot has nover done anything wrong,' "T. It. never did anything wrong!' " Don't forget tho cuBtomary homago to the statues of tho cilvino Emperor. Tho Dress Reformer's Cry. Tho dross reformer la abroad airain. . ,n finea now to declare that the) nresent styie of K0W11 or froci is BUch that it p)lowfl n womlln's entro flKr0( with a jt8 ,f.fPCt8l even to knock knees. Sho (therefore demands a reformation in ' st vies. She clamors for wido skirts , d goncrnl indeflnlteness in lines. Ut tis till hopo that sho will fail to obtain I tho desire of her restless soul. Let us I nil endeavor to convince her that the I present stylo of woman's frocks, when I not n enlone, is one of the most graceful nnd becoming that sho has over worn Tho simplo lines of this present stylo nro its highest recommendation. Tho straight fall of tho skirt is something to udmiru. It 1ms something of the grace of tho classic drapery. It is only when tiio tinwiso woman wno always goes tho limit" has her hkirt cut so narrow Hint it crumps tho freedom of her stride Hint tho lamcntablo revelation of knock knees takes place. Kvery woman who is moved by tho cries of tho dress reformers should get out tho dftguerrootypes of her ancestors ol tho civil war period and study them closely. Surely those womoh won ad miration from thu tnulo sex iu spito of thn maimer in which they garbed them M'lvi's mid not becauso cf It. Collars, Moi'vch, bosoms, wniMts and skirts till looked iih if they had been cut out in the dark and without patterns. Do not, lovely wo.uiin, go back to thoo hld"ous things! Hut there is one detail of the costumo v.irx. - iy uiuniiu co mui, imnui u iin.- iu- lormein. i ms ucifiii noes not uisciowj too liberally, but on tho contrary eeals altogether too much of the charms of our partners in life. This detail Is .il. tt'i i .,. i . i tho hat. hen a beautiful or even a tol- crauly good looking woman puts on n hat which elides down over her heud till it hides every bit of her glorious hair nnd proceeds onward till it covers her eyes nnd leaves only tho tip of her noso nnd her chin to bo. seen, sho is guilty of a public affront. Every man has u rinhl to enjoy the J Rlory of the world In which h lives, and J tlm most glorious thing In it Is a. brauti fill, wholesome, clear eyed woman. 1el the femalo of our species reform her hat. 1et her wear something which will show to Its fullest advantage the shape of her head, the color of her hair, the light of her eyes nnd tho sunshine of her smile. Sho will find for one thing that mcro man will readily for give her for modifying tho present tight skirt so that no more knock knees will bo revealed. Mrsss.t.MtK wins In Michigan llnulttne. Hiui the Near Eastern question shifted to the Near West? Th Cdnadlnn Prime- Minister plainly takes the poaltlou that "votes for women" is n detail In tho programme of home rulo for Canada. Tt us fix our latitude, and lonctt'irlo. Thi Han. KM0R.T n. PiesNHH. Is tho eminent Investigator going explore the polo or tho polios? to Now that the great" Vowen of Ktiropo liare) warned fi-ef tonKinilon hertlesigns upon Katnos they should t.iko strpt to prevent tho invasion of Km M.iiiiim Ly tho Monagasqiiis. rnn nrsixrss or wn.vr.x. Condnrtrrl More Dcnnomlcallj Than That of .Men. To ihk Knnon or I ut hi s si .What does "W. .1. L." know ot women' elra Kani e except from Iim;uiii '' Ptrt h nvci aiippnit one? I doubt it W'licm am hh statistics to show that as many women lull ut liutiaekeepinv as men do ill luiilics- lr women conducteil their households on the amj evtravacHiit plan that so ninny lime liecn conduct Ins their hulnoes wo would bo paylnir twice as much for food a we are doltnr. Ther-J are moii leaks and wastes Inovcry liuine than there W In nn kitchen. I'.lso why thl new profession, for men only, of efficiency eneineer? Dne cause of the servant problem that women are such hard takmnttersi thoy beleo Iu cettlnu- their innnev north or servlco. Hut the crvanl luoblcm Is not ol very much importance. Leoaii'o compara tively few women keep servant. With the present day small apartment in thl city more and more w omen am dl" overme that they can do without a servant, und thus sue not only her lodk'iiu but her Loanl. Men aro our adept tempters and teachers in ejrtr.'iak'alie. "Th prosperity of this countr." mid a hi? woollen meichant th" other day, "I founded un eMravairanie." hveiv man engaged in cointncrce, whether retail or wholesale, wants women to bu ix travairant. Most men want their wives to be as well or hotter dressed than their noiehborV wives, and to live as show lly I hey do not like to be seen out with women who nre not lashionably drsod. They want to keep a hotel instead of a home, so that they can brine a friend home any evening and find a dinner (It for a kinc Our standards of life are fal-e We buy our luxuriea out of our salaries msie.nl of out of our Incomes, indeed, mor-t of ih have no Incomes. The man w ho 11 limi: bevond his earning capacity seldom t akc his wife into his confidence) until 11 i too laic. Almost, dear "W. J. 1. ." thou periiadest me to be a suffrnitlst. I or il women had the vote 1 verily believe that thy would see that the covemment was administered both more economically and more eaei lively They would not trample on the trusts until they found a, better substitute oh. tho hish cost of living I n prettv problem ntt or,. I nnn..i..li ,... i... .. .... . it Now let us try Wilson, a man who has not been brought up In extravagant eur- roundings, but has the bet inericau standard of living. II I I'. Nkw York, August SS. GRAVE C'ltOSSlXOS. An Anxlons Parent Suggests a Safei;uari1 Effective and Not Kxprnihe. ToTMi.KijnoHoi'TinsSc.s'-Jlr: When "grade" crossings of railroads he been eliminated we shall have attained the ultimate height of the cllmh of civilization. Important as are the merely monetary considerations Involved, the cost of damaee ilnno to property In grHdn rrostlng wrecks on the one ride and on the other the ri pen to municipal government and the rMliojiK Incidental to the elimination of theje danger spots, they are almost negligible In contrast to the los of human life and Hie anclety In especial experi enced by parents of children who ruim use the streets. Here In Asbury Park, for example, there are within the limit of tbe city, ultli lw child popula tion of thousands nnd In Ihr humintr months hundreds of thousands, nt least a dozen of these unguarded crossings with ito?rn of trains a day ruthlng up and doun the trarks of the New York and Iong Dianch llalltoad. Only one or tito of these crossings are "protected" by gates. At the others there Is a flagman during the daylight hours and absolutely noprotrcllonlntheevenlug. Moreover, at several of these crossings the view up and down the tracks Is obstructed by freight cars stalled on the sidings, This condition Is but representative on an en larrot scale of conditions throughout the State and In other Mates. Die railroads are, under under New Jersey law. slowly eliminating grade crossings, hut It will be years before the work can be completed. .Meanwhile there Is a halfway remedy that could and should be applied Coming up this morning on n Jrrwy city train I noticed as we passed through Kllrabethpnrt that crossings are guarded by gates or an unusual design. The ordinary gate Is but a slight bar tu the progress OX the too eager pedestrlau. though effective In the halting of vehicular traflle. it Is easy to stoop and pass under the single, horizontal bar three feet or so abov tho ground. Thee gales had another light bar parallel to tho llrst, and suspended from It by means of light hut rlild wires at six or eight Inch Intervals. The lowering ol thoso gates blocks the rrosslnc with a fence through which even a small child could hardly crawl. While we are waiting for the towns and the rail roads to ralso or depress the streets anil tracks every crossing should have the real and not highly expensive protection of such gates as these. FiTHtn or 1'ivg. Asbttrt Pask, N, J., August :s. Without Redress. To tub nniToa or Tim Sc.i -Sir? Your cor respondent "llrlgg-Z" Iu Tuesday's Sun, after recounting the various well known and long suffering Impositions of tho telephone company ou tho paying publlo, wants to know why theo things should bn so, The reason Is obvious- lliu telephone company has got tho Innocuous publlu by the scruff of the neck and can bang It around as It pleases, What Is them unusual In that for the complainant to holler about" Nitw Yog, August 57. Pimnkt JCBTICT. ""In the .Vorm American Ittclrr for September there are discussion of socialism from tlm view point of the American fin iner. of coiinnpollisnlsm and Catholicism, or rollege life and of telepathy Theie aro articles on Mi,il,rspeate, 'I'm nuili'tT, tho Cmpernr Mutiuhllo aud Mr llonclli, Jolm burroughs writes of "The Phantoms Uchlnd I s," and Arnorlcao and European politics are re v lewed, THE (I HEAT MORAL SHOW. nrnectlnni Snrccstod by the Perform unces of a Veteran Artllt. i To lnie Kntros or Titr Rvu-sir: It eon-'.Stundaid Oil Penrose sod that bunch would testify against tho devel They would suo- '"'J" '"n.'lfthlm,7ul'.ln "l" .c,7 of.tho American people, tf that work Is kept up j re(ICl the Election 0f Roosevelt will bo miiinlimii. ( PiTtsnwsn. Pa., Auemt :7. Hf.Nr.r. 'Krr)body Lies but 1ltiy." To Tto; Kntion or Tttu Scv-.S(r: It Is urpriiiic that In connection with the present iiuestlon of veracity between Pen rose and Archbold on one side and Roose velt on the other, so little reference has been made to similar occurrences In ltoose Nell's puhllo onroer heretofore. OneV memory goes hack to the following: When Homy M, Whitney of ftoston and a body of other business men from New Iceland had an Interview with Mr. lioose vol), when ho waa President, and afterward n.uotl In ood faith what ho had said, a Mat denial that nnysuoh conversation had occurred enmo from Mr. RoofPelt the noxt dav Mr Whitney's roply was dignified and eprefe, great astonishment, but tf 1 remember rorreotly ho refrained from railing the President of tho Vnlted states n liar then camo the Bowen episode. Howen illtcoered evidences of raft and put It ouatelv up to theex-Mlnlsterto Venezuela, who hjd . m,inhllo henome actlns Secre tary of State Uoen was forthwith called a liar and fired 1 Itnew Mr. Howen when he was t'onul to Haroelons. and many of my friends Ino him Intimately, and some were thrown with him Intimately when he ns In Venemela. A more honorable gen tl'iti in never lived Later smn the "dear Marls" episode, where etervhudy lied except Roosevelt. In l!n lloosevelt urave the lie dlreot to Parker, but the dlfTetence between the pub lic's confidence In him then and now Is marled Then he was believed, now who beee him? lint the Important thing about all this Is pot o much whether or not the Individual !!)0!.eer Is or Is not a liar The fact re main that h has broiitrht disgrace nnd contempt. e.ei'lnlly In the sight of foreign ers, on I he greatest gift that can be bo- Moued l.y the Ameri'an people. With the cveptlon of Ron.eelt there has not been a man who hns occupied this high ofllce who has not been sobered with its sacred oust lie alon has trampled the trust of hi rountrmen In the dust and brought disgrace, to his country II. S. Pfmbemos 1'nTMntt.rnM. Augusts. The Khaki Napoleon. Tonir F.niTor. ovTtiKSfx-.Sir,' It may be a far try from St Helena to Oyster Bay, but aie not tho following echoes from the sombre shotes of that lonely Isle wafted to us a history reH.-atlnc Itself? Listen: "They charge mo with the commission of great crimes. Men of my stamp do not lommit crimes. Nothing was moro simple than tuv elevation. It Is vuln to ascribe It to Intrigue and crime. It was owing to the peculiarities of the times and to my leputallon of having fought well against the enemies of my country I have alnays marched with the opinion of great masses and with events." .nd this "I have con ducteil mv campaigns without consulting any one, I should have dono no good If I had lieen under the necessity of conform ing lo the notions of another person." Like wise this "Iricidenta should not govern policy, but policy Incidents." Also this. 1 must la?ila and astonish And yet again this "A great reputation Is a great noise, tho more there Is made the further off it i- hoaid " 'I ho Colonel loves to choose Lincoln as his great eiempl&r. Ho Is In error; he should exchange the rail splitter for the world splitter. II n. P. ItROOXl.TN, August II litaiidard nil and the Mtandird or Virtue. To Tnr, EntTon or Inn HvxSir: The controversy between Theodore Roosevelt and Hole Penrose Is a confusing one to many people. To my mind the Question I. Did the Stand ard Oil Company through Mr. Archbold contribute to Sir. Roosevelt's campaign fund or notf If so, did Mr. Roosevelt know of It? The character of Penrose hna nothing to do with the question, stlon. Personally I don't' approve of him. If the Standard Oil Com- nn ,IM ,.,.n i h h,, , .. i ,i ' we anything so very wrong about their , having done so. Much would depend 1 upon the obligation of the receiver of the flooAtlno Ills htlterevt ntnlM ,ia.u, I I jcoi!.i,h1 Mr Roosevelt of belnir ner,l ll.le of a brlle of money. Thorefore It seems the only wrong In the whole tranactlon Is in saying It never took place. Thot It did take place Is undeniable In I90 It was construed as a patriotic duty to contribute and to contribute heavily to any fund for political purposes other than a fund lending aid to the Democratic party. I. W. OcTHrur, Jr. New Vohk, Auguat :9. Already All Ilead). I never said there was no Standard Oil contribu tion, but I said that I bad Inquired ef II r. Cor telyou, and been told that there was uone. Iltpotl ot nattment of T H. So one can ever corner Taddy. His alibi Is always ready. Sure never eol waa more elusive, And seldom fishwife more abuslvt. Not satisfied with mere denying, He yell. "They He: 1 hey know they're lylngl" One might suppose, the facta once proven, A net about him would h woven, But no, an outlet he's provided; An explanation. If lopsided: "I never said they didn't do It. I only said I never knew itl" How small a flash, to all the thunder! Is anybody struck? I wonder! OionoE B, Morbwooo. Completing the Emblem, To tub KntTos or Tim Ht'N Sir: The party founded, owned nnd bossed by hit Modesty from Oyster Hay appears to be very proud of an emblem chletly noted for horn and hoofs. I respectfully suggest that the emblem would be more complete with the addition or a rorked tall. Niw York, August U. It. C Twa Legend!, To xna Knnon or TnK So; Sir; Do llattllng ror the I-ord" and takln "In God i Trust from our coin Jibe? Unooiu.TM, August Brother. Itrstltntlon. To thf. Koitor or Tup. Ht'K .Sir; If the Idea or Keeping and spending that $100,000 of Standard Oil money is so abhorrent to the pure, ituileless anil repentant soul of Colonel lloosevelt, what Is the matter with giving thu money hack? Probably tho profits from politics, through the Outlook office, might supply the cash, or If thoy aro not sufficient the sales ot the truthful tales about tho wonderful exploit In Africa might como In handy, Doubtlobs in a pinch the Angello rerkina or tint Innocent Hill 1'llnn might be willing to help "make up tho deffcrsit." Anythine would Iw bettor than to leavo the conscience of thn l olonel In Ita present lacerated and distressing condition. Doubtless also thn Standard Oil people would gladly welcome the return ol the money out or which they were buncoed by somebody Iu 1U04. It is said that "restitu tion I the essence of repentance," and as the Colonel always gives overy body a square dual It scemx to mo tho only way he can make things mi u aro In this case Is to give tho money back. .Standard Oil would likely knock o,T the interest. l'orhuia it Is asking too much to expect a return to Mho "predatory Interests" of tlm J'.'t't.msj collected Irom them by the lute 1. 11, Ilarrlman upon the earnest solicitation of the Colonel. The amount Is too tatge to waste on conscience Just at this time when It can be used for moro "practi cal" purposes In the present campaign, It U to be feared that the Colonel's preach ments for "clvlo righteousness" and the "moral uplift" will havo to stand the strain without restitution of the 240.0O0 until a more convenient season. B, A. R. Cl'MiirY.LAND, Md., August "I llae Never none An) thins ftrons." Progressive Savings of T. R, I am the one and only perfeot man This land has known since ever It began, Raised 'way above the common, vulgar throng In bronze and marble column, With ceremonial solemn, Mankind should bow before ms, Yea, worship and adore me. As ruler of the nation, In fact, In every station. In private life a wonder, In puhlin too, by thunder' Kor f can state my title clear In tones that all the world inn hear My noise Drowns Holes, My claim To fame Is all seoure, 'Cause 1 am r'lre- t hse never done anything wrong. i Movixa Mi's. Thotuht anil Suggestion Offered by a Moving Van Man. To the llntior. or Tnt; Sv.v Sin We are coming now to our busy days, when, look up or down any street you may. yon will see moving vnns harked up to houses and vans moving In all directions. You see here and there n an In the streets now, you certainly do. but In those days the streets will be full of them. Ite Is a wise man who moves now. If he can, before the mad last days begin, but If he can't move now he ought to make his contract now for his date ahead, so as to be sure of his vans when the day come. Even then he may have to eiert le patience, for his vans msy bo delayed, but the delay that worries him worries the van people too, and It means a money loss to them, for with delay they can do Just so many fowrr Job In a day. and this delay means, too, longer hours and harder work for the men that do the work in those last few days you may seo people molng In and peoplo molng out of the same house nt tho same time, and It's no Idle Jest to meet a man coming down tho stairs with a bureau on his back as you are walking up with ono on yours; and It. Is far from funny tor men carrying bedsteads in different directions to meet In tha hall. And even Iu elevator houses you hae troubles good nnd plenty You might drie up to an elevator house with a train of vans. All ready to gt down to busi ness right nw'ay. and find somebody else there moving somebody and with the ele vators nailed, and they'll hold on to them, you may be sure, till they get through, while ou sit out in front two or three hours and wait. Oh, yes, the van peoplo have their patience tried as well as you. and naturally things get thicker and thicker for all con cerned In those last few days. ho my advloe to people about to move Is, moe early If you can, when tho prices are lower nnd the moving easier: but If you have to delay. If you have to put your mov ing otT till those last rush days, and then perhaps move by night Instead of by day. why, take things a calmly as you can; we'll get you moved all right, somehow. !alul "'at Is the main thing As I always say to the last peoplo I move when I set th last chair down in their new home at about 1 1 n or 11.43 P. M on the night of Kcptem ber so: "You'll be happy when you got settled." A Mo.vino Van Mv Nrw Vor.i, Augut :8. cost or Livixa. Decreasing Force or Food Producers and the Crowing Horde or Consumers. To tbk F.nrroR or Thk Bcn' .Sir.1 The letterot "H. I.. C."on the subject of cheaper food l most Interesting and convincing except In one particular. He says. The ttrin Ms ry little to do with what comes I Z.A.. - .y. w"' lo f" cn"Pfr , ... .... ,lut ,s th,t crrec'' On this point your owiercorrcsponaeni. f ranci orey. on w ioe !1""r. roM ,mment editorially, seema to ',it ib na'' "inaroly on mo neau. ii ' down the bars. W'e have, if we will, the whola world to draw on-Canada. Argen ' unR' Australia and It Is conceivable that if we admitted the surplus food nroducta or Canada we should do more to make her an adjunct of the Vnlted States than auy naggung reciprocity scheme could ac complish, and presumably Canada herself. In such a case, would not object. Unham pered trade relations with a neighboring country are a great "udjunctor." To Increase the supply of foodstuff seems a sound, practical measure: to In crease tha production Is something that no Government, either State or national, snotiKi control. During the past ten years our rural population, that Is, the food producer, has remained practically at a standstill. In many States It has actually decreased: meanwbllo the urban popula tion, that Is, the consumers, has increased to an enormous, one might almost say to an alarming extent. Doea that eminently "praotloal" man suggest abolishing the tariff on foodstuffs? Not on your life! He has his "praotloal" eye on the farmer vote. What he proposes to do ts to see that more money goes Into the pay envelope, although he hasn't said how he Is going to do It. Jons- Dorcn. New Tori, August 28. His Conotse Explanation, To this Editor or The Sen sir: 1 win give you the cause of high living In one word: Strikes. Penn. Broosltx, August 27. Trying to Escape nis Jut Doom. To th Enrros or Tun Svnair: After a careful reading In Tuesday's 8rr of "T), A. C.'a" deliriously feminine reply to a few unanswerable remarks of mine on the unbusinesslike methods of women In housekeeping, 1 can best respond thereto by quoting from "I'etronlus" of Guthrie, Oklahoma, In a communication Immediately following "D. A. C.Von "The Klernal Temlnlne," to this effect: 'To the end ot time they will go on Just as they are, getting off street cars backward, blocking up the doors of picture galleries, throw ing left banded, being Just aa Illogical, Incon sequential, maddening and eternally feminine as they have ever been." In the meantime, the women, God bless 'em. He made man In hli Image. And woman well, we've beard That If he's asked about her He never says a word. NEW Yoax, August w. J, I Tbe Poetry of Homer Greene, To Tira Kditor or Th son sir: what a delight It was to read tn The Sen of August 24 the poem "The Lost I-eader" by that brilliant Honrsdsle lawyer Homer Greene. Those who appreciate good poetry always, but unfortunately seldom, enjoy the fruit of his pen. HI "What ily Lover Said" Is one of the flnest things In literature, and as It was published thirty or more ears ago signed "II, 0." It was unlversally credlted to Horace Oreeley, Anderson. Glen ItllKJB, N. i August 29, To Prevent Speeding and Lying, TO TBE KDITOR or THE SCN air; Ut ut have ipeedomcters on all autos large enough to be seen from the street by policemen and others. This would prevent Illegal speeding and lying by chauffeurs snd others. Ol J) Tiub Header. Dboorltn, August Votes for Women. Stella-No Sunday mall will be delivered afie r September 1, Pella-lf engaged girls rial the vote wouldn't llioic Congressmen tremble! connvrr practices lait. Disputed Paternity of Home Nntmegtin legislation Settled. To Tnit KniTon or Tun Bus -Sir- The statement of George B. Coitelyou, ns reported In Tns Sun, that he and the lato T.ynde Harrison were largely responsible for the corrupt practice law of Connec ticut Is ridiculously absurd and untrue. Mr. C'ortelyou must take himself very seri ously If ho thinks that any Connecticut citizen who knows tho facta cn be hood winked In that way. The history of the present corrupt prac tices law of Connecticut I briefly this; Up to 100.1 the most persistent worker for a corrupt practices law In Connecticut, al most without any help from any one else, waa W'. 8. Pardee, a Democrat of Now Haven, Conn. In IMS he Introduced Into the Legislature a most excellent bill with many valuable provisions. At the same time Mr. Harrison Introduced n bill not more than two pages In length which was almost of no value. I very gladly ap peared before the .ludlclary Committee In support of Mr Pardee's bill and devoted my speech chiefly to a description of the English corrupt practices law. which Is lar ' and away tho best In the world. In the course of my speech the chaltman of the committee asked me If I would frame a bill adapting the English law to the condi tions and Constitution of Connecticut. 1 I agreed and did so I pilnted at my own expense a bill covering nearly fifteen octavo I pages, and distributed It to every member of the legislature. By the aid of reitaln young and earnest Republican members of the 1-eslslaturo most of the features of the bill were enacted into law. In the same year the Oovcrnor waa authorized to ap point a commission to consider the whole subject, and appointed a most admirable commission. It consisted of a former Speakor of the State House of Representa tives, .tohn H. Perry: the two leading editors of the State, Colonel N. (I. Osborn of the New Haven ournof-Corfr and Charles Hopkins Clark or the Hartford Cnurant: the late Frank T. Brown, w ho was tho leading lawyer of eastern Connecticut, and Theodore If. Mardonald, who was In surance Commissioner of the Btnte tor a number of scars. The report which this commission made to the Iglslaturti whs the best puhllo document on the suhlect that I know of ever printed In the United States. Some of Its recommendations for the Improvement of the law were adopted hy the legislature, and unfortunately some wero not. Hinco that time the law has been twice amended so that In some cases It was Improved, in others very much weak ened. At the time of tha report of the commis sion It was one of the best laws In the United Htatrs. Now It Is oulte Inferior to those of Wisconsin and Oregon. Hut such as It Is, the men whom I have mentioned are respon sible for It. As one who has followed Its fortune closely for seven years I feel Jus tified In saying that fleorge B. Cortelyou and Lyndo Harrison had about as much to do with It as the man in the moon. CH.or.nK 1.. Pox. New Haven; Conn., August 18. TELEPATHY. Merely an "Airy" Dish In the Meuu of Psychic Societies. To thk UniTor. or Tbe St'N-.Sir: "(1. Washington Heights" can rest easily under a firm ceiling. Plaster falls down now and then, and for every piece of plaster that falls where a child has been sleeping there are a million pieces of plaster falling dailr where no child Is put to Id. Infants very often are restless, although they hae no premonition of coming danger, and your correspondent no doubt has himself often found one resting placo more fitted for sleep than another. There Is absolutely nothing uncanny or telepathic about this plaster episode. This telepathlo business works erratically. You expect a check on a certain date from an editor, and most assuredly you don't get It, although you "will" it to come with all your might. Your conscience is uneasy, and you keep on thinking of a debt you owe, and presto' up comos your creditor. I hae never known either of these sequences to fail. You dream of u death and next morning you read your paper only to find I ,hat instead of marrying some lady friend ' ha ,,rolieIl h proml90, sometimes It's I the other way, but the average leans toward , the negative Once on a time I was convinced I was I sutwrstltlous on two subjects. 1 thought It was unlucky to kill a spider und to cross a funeral, I found out it was all Imagination. I didn't kill spiders, because I admired their handiwork, and I considered It disrespectful to dodge funeral coaches. That was all. If Dr. Johnson waa careful when walking . down Fleet street to touch everv lamn nmi i and lr ho missed one to return nnd make good his lapse, hn probably did so morcly to satisfy his methodical habits. He may have thought It suiierstltlon, but it wasn't. Telepathic sensibility and superstition drive some Into lunatic asylums and fiome intonewspaper correspondence. 1 hey both of them begin well, but are always spoiled hy success. Tho yearning for the super natural is as pathetlo as it is profound. Ghosts were solid realities only in tho days of the Christmas double number, and tel epathy has come to be merely an airy dish In the fascinating menu of psychical so cieties. 1,. T. II. New Yore, August :s. Tbe Prince's Bay Post Office. To Tire Editor or The Son Air: lleferrlng to the so logical editorial article of this morning's Scn on the unwise parsimony If not economy of the Post orace. permit me 10 call your attention to the following new proof of the ridiculous "ladrerlc" of someot this Department's methods. and this in Greater rew York. At Prince's Hay, where taxes of all sorts are of course duly collected, free delivery Is not exist ing and no letter boxes could be found even at the station. Further up the Prince's liny post office ts located. Ironically enough at about one block of distance of the Pleasantvllle station. In fact, between Huguenot and Tottenvlllc. a dis tance of five miles on a matn road, with hundreds of houses, without mentioning other roods well populated, the only letter box to be found Is the one of thst Prince's Day post office at Pleasant vllle. Those living particularly la bouses near thn seashore, In the hotels, the fishermen, the campers. An., would certainly not complain at the sight of a letter carrier bike. If only once a day, aa seen tn the most remote hamlets of the Adirondack. Is not after all a letter when entrusted to the bona tides ot the Post Office Department supposed to reach Its destination by the quickest way possible Instead of being subjected to storage, often never to be called fort And are we In central Africa or In Greater New York! Kvery one In Prince's Day Is Incensed at a state of things he attributes to some political gnidge. 1IENUI DE I.iriTOLK New Yore. August 27. The Consumption Core. To thk KoiTon or Tbe Sun Air: Much hat appeared In the newspapers of late concerning consumption and Its cure, Ac. For the benefit of your readers who might be Interested In the subjeot 1 would say that my own rase was cured by the very simple plan of eating plenty of fresh country eggs prepared In olive oil and drinking good fresh milk and plenty of It dally, Hope this will help some one: pass It along. Siiinet J. PntwEn, Jr, Concord, N. H August :s. Honorary Immortals. 10 the kuitor or thk hun sir; it is very unfortunate, but Messrs, Ncwcorn and Green of Philadelphia are not vegetable dealers as their name might Imply, but tailors; also Mr. Flutle ot Atlantic City does not play In the hand, but deals In laces. Therefore I suppose that neither It eligible as a member or the lull of Fame, W'altkr 11. SWAN. I.ancaste. Pa.. August 2, Another Strictly Fresh Egg. To THE KPITOR ok The SUN-SIr; Wc pur chased seven doten strictly fresh laid eggs from our farmer and on opening one found II to be hard boiled, 11, 11, schkmuer, Avon, August M. L Second Xotc of I'rotp. Snil to Strife Dopnrtincnf In llpii isli Clmr'TP. QUESTION MAY MM. KM) Predicted That Power W ill llpncw Treaties t'nlil ,M,il ter Is Settled. Washinuion', Aug. 5 -Not no m,, Orc.it Britain will nsU for nrbitiatmn ..n the controversy with the I'nitH Na'm over logjshitlou jut, pnsscd by longie., BrAntlng freo paMge throuRh tho Pan Btna Cnnal to American ship. w;u pom-d on the Ktftte Department to-day in a note; received from tho British Kmbawv The note, tdgneri by A Mltclioll Inn Chargd d'AfTalres of the legation, is Inlet and liko the first Informal protest again:.' tho then pending canal legislation made on July , glvea promise, that further com munlcatlon from Great Britain Is to fol low. It Is stated that the British Govern ment, In view of the enactment by Con. greesof the legislative provisions forlhi canal tolU against which protest was mads on .Inly , again calls tho attention of thi United States Government to tho views of Great Brllnln on the anbject with ref erenco to tho alleged violation of ths Hay-Pauneefoto treaty. The British Government will make a careful rtudy of the provlnions of the bill and the reasoning advanced by President Taft In support, or tho action favoring, American ship If an Irreconcilable divergence of view of tho treaty and th bill continue to exist after such study. II la declared, arbitration or the question will be expected. No reply beyond an acknowledgment of the receipt, of thla noto will lo sent to Mr. Inncd by the State Department Thi promise of a further communication Is regarded ai making action by the SUte Department unnecessary at this time. It has been predicted by Senators that. If the United States should refuse to arbi trate it would mean tho death of tlw nation's arbitration treaties with thn Powers. Tho one writh Great Britain e.v Plres in Juno next and the other with ranco In March of noxt vear Those treaties could not well ho renewed l.v eitner r ranco or orear, uruaiu u ino United States declined to nrbitrate tho canal question, it is contended. On tho other hund, certain Senators declared openly that tho United Stales must not pormit the question to b arbl trated. Others asserted as positively that, if tho matter were arbitrated the United States would bo certain of losing the do. ciion. It was pointed out that, th" in terests ol practically the whole world wero against thos of the United istnto m tho matter nnd only onrfxct-ult could sibly bo expected, film sumrs sx FrnM.r.rrrs. 1)1 ST Colnuibns I'nrnric Will He ls-. aa n Campnlitn Cloture. Cplumdl'.i, O.. Auk. 2S. Three thou sand feet of inovhieT picture Hint or ''u great suffraRette parade, h''!d jest r day as part of the centennial cc'.cbt. tlon, will be shown In thcatrcH tlii'iiu;,h out the Stale before election next Turn day. Sufrragettca point to the clcnton.iira tlon as a powerrul argument In fjcor of woman's sufTraKo. They nre proud that more thnn 3.000 women nnd 1") men were In line and thut 75,000 per sons applauded. HASTlXtlS COVXTRY IIOVL VIRK Architect's Ktn.OOO llonae De stroyed for l.acU of Water. Fire destroyed the country home of Thomas II. HnstingR, tho architect, at Wheatley Hills, I,. I., early yoMerdav. Almost notliitiK was saved and the lost is estimated at tllD.OOO. Mr. Hastings's Iiouao wnsn thrc etorv brick struct uro built wveral years ato nt a cot,t of more thun $100,000, It stood on ono of tho most picturesque spot"' in tho Wheatley Hills, commanding .1 ww of tho Burrounding country. The e-tates of Harry P. Whitney. Clnrcnoi Mackay and H. D. Morgan adjoin that of .M. Hustings. Mr. ana Mrs. HustinKKiiiv in Kcroiean l the hoiif-o was in churRO pt u cmclakcr. who Rnvo the alarm. The tlntne, whicst t apparently had been smoulderinc m ih walls, luiu too great a etart to re chsi,. checked. Servants from tho ad.oin.in: country places and J. S. Phipjit! and Stan ley fionnner ino wnai iney couitt in Hoslyn fire department could not gci water and had to eland bv and watcu tli" hoiiM bum. It 1 behoved the tlm w.n caused by defective insulation. Mr. and Mm. tloxtinc-h n aimed to return on September 10, and wero to hold a Ferie of iiouhj partteaat tnelr vuicuiiey runs piuco. RAXK DIRECTORS ASK '.'.,'('. Paid ."um to Take 1'nmmliia'i l.osn Off llunuarlan-Aiiicrlc-111 Book. I'lvo director of tho Ilunsarinii-mn-con Hank, now In voluntary llciiildatl"". asked Supreme Court .IuMIch HImIio.T je- terduy to direct tho payment to tlir.-n 01 $25,otK out of the assets of tho bank. I her said that in Februnrj, 1011, after the In- nettio I rust Company was closed, tbe Mipe Intendcnt of Hanks advised the dliivturs of the iluuguriaii-Ame ilcaii Paul, to s''' rid of loans to Mlllam .1, 1 uminlii. Matou J. Condon and .toscph H. lion limami . Thoy s.ald that to prevent the clm-ms ' iiieir nana ana 10 Keen 11 0111 01 "- ruins BCAiidal tbev rniitrllmlpd 11 c.u n E lo tulie the Cummins paper off the boohs 'I hey nay they had nothing to do v, Itli inns Ing tho loans tu Cummins uud hi aei l-'1'.'" Stockholder ol tho bank opposed U" payment or tho $?.",li to the illlcrtors a tho ground thut thoy nutd tho, P-o "!f"'. In their own lutcre-t to prevent the calim or loans In which thoy were intcro-teii 'I he court decided not to allow th, uu 1 or tho directors without Hit Out uwi"' and appointed n refereo tor tha' 1 r p The directors aro t harlcs M hilbn ' P. Metcnlf, John V. schnmer. -li (!. MJostrom und N. II. Hurr. lb" holders voted to liquidate tho ham, i""IIL months ago. ARTISTS FLEE FROM '"''' Smoke From Hurnlmr Stnblc Wl Galnstioronsh htndlos. rlrn early yesterday moniln.- 'n "'. stables or Monheliuer Hros.. '.':3 ami - Wast Firty-clghth hired, leaped aero" a ten root spuco to the rear of the t'a'''' borough Sludlos, sotting ,'lro " f,e and filling the build inc with "1,lltor occupants weto curried dow.i In lfiit0. ft whero from tho stiyot they 'bts firemen put out the tlamca In O'C "'" Twonty-tlvo blooded saddle horses were saved. Five were brought fiom t ''' floor and wete ld to tho street under stream of water. , , ,.,,,,1. mi Acting Chleriloyiiolds was struck ' the hoad by Inlllng timber am kri,"'f)fr" unconscious Ho mi; sttcmlcil ,rd I'lhher or tho Honor Hospital and ictuini to OUHttere .,, in There were tunny valuable p.im Ml , the studio, hut the fliomeii coulli ed in flames to tho stable. Hjoie ? il dent of damage done to the apaiinienui the studio by the .moke and water f I V