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THE SUN, SUNDAY; APRIL 13, 1913. SI MUV. Al'ltll, i;t, ui til. Pntere.I nl the. I'u.t OITIrc nl New York as second class Mall Mailer. Siib.rrtptlons lij Mull, Postpaid. PAtl.V Per Mnnth an AO DAILY. I'cr Vnr . .St'NtbU, I'rr Year 11 IIAII.Y AMI ht NtiA. Per Year DAILY AM) Sl'.N'tlAV, Per Month .... Tlth' r.VJIMNOSfN. Per Month .... TIIK r.Vli.MNti Ht'N. Per Year 7s,so R" To'lAr to fotflun couiiltlrs nlileil All rhrrUs, monry arilrr, Ac . tn In- ms.lr tny hlf to The Sr.s IMihllnhi'il rtnllv. Inrlufttntr Hiindav, hy th' n.in I'rlntlnirmiil l'iililliln ,lm In Hon n 1T0 Nasii ttrrrt, In the llnreiiKh ef Mniihatlnn, ,Sv York. PrfMilrnt An.l Trnmirer, Wllilntn C. Itrlok. IM NMtitrprl, Vlrp-Priil(lit, IMnl P Mlirlirll, 170 ,.nu street, HiTtrtnt. 0 II. I.uxton, (To Nusau sttfft. Iximton oCc i:.T.niham Iloimr, 1 Arumlrl trffi..str.iml. Paris nftlcc Itiir it? Is Mloho itfrc. of! Pup rtli Qumrr SrptPtr.brr. Wahlncton of!!r. ltltihs PulMlnit. ProoWlni ufflrr, in UvtnsMon sttfrt pur frltnitt trho tutor up tilth tnanuwrtylt uiil tUustrattoni tor pubUeallot irnH lo rir.f rrjeclnt artltln return'il Ifirv mint in nil ruin :rml Honipi tor Hint purpos'. The Dishonest Frank A.iln. With reuard to the tni-ni"c of Oov ernor St'i.y.r.l'.'s frank by it subsidiary political orcmiation without official ptnttis we have rei-eivetl this letter: "NATION!!. DnMorlUHC t.fAUlT of ri.fns. "Ofllcn of th" I'rt'sldent "To tiik l nnon or Tin- mv-.Si- Mv ttrntlnn litis liei'ii dlrivled ' to vnur dltorinl llhotlt the use imil iibnso nf the frnnklne privileges of llonnrahle Wii.i.hm 8ct.7.vn "In reply would ny tint durliiK Hip c.im pulcn we received n inrce number of franked envelopt-s from (.''itn;resmn,ni Sn. 7r.R wlilrh were us1-, in ctMidlnr; out his upeecln's, Ac Afler Mr. St'l.rkn retired rom t."otu:ri"-s he illreeleit that the ue of tl frunk he discontinued nnd tl.o envelopes on linnd were dctroved "Somo dnys iiirn I discovered th.it our clerks hnd eom neros :itue nf these en velopes which hnd been overlooked nnd were usinc them to send out Matter which hnd hen reprinted from the ( )Mi?rrinn.i! llrmtH oiin ns I linrned that Mr Sci.71 n frnnk''! nteiopcs imd liecti useil KiiKii n .lestioyei! nil I i nuld find nnd lued explicit order- about u.nR nny more of, las i n lepcs or l i Irank "Mr M i.i i: is entirely blameless and had no know lede of this nritter i-otni; out under hi- frank He is jn' a- much op- posed ns any man In the country to the abuse et lle frankinc prmlrue The mat ter contained in thee envelopes was nil frnnkahie matter which appeared In the rnnBrcfOKii'tl Kicnrd I trust that rouwill publish Min letters" that Mr sri.i u will not be unjustly censured "V.'lI.l.MM C' I.tM.I !! "WisiusT.roN, pril il " W le. can doubt nowf Jo vornorSpiJ't. It's opnositioti to the abuse of tb" fraiikim; privilege' On I'n'ilay lie tclcurafihci us from lbatiy: "I am just as mii.-ti opposed L. the abuse of the frankim; privilei;,. ,is anv m iti in the country." Tlips-ami'ilay nnd before the publication of the esiati h ciintaininj; tins phrase, Mr T.im.i p. writes us from Vas'iuii;titi: "He .s jipi its iniicb opposed as any man in tl nintry the abue of the fratikmi: pi"ilcii'." It must bo so. Mr I ii.t.i it says that tho matter con tained ill the.-e Killor envelopes "was all ftankaHo matter whi"!i appeared in the Cdvun tnioiinl Itirord " We Inn I that in the llicnnl of Satur day, March lo, by means ol the trans parent fraud of nn "l'.xtensioii of I'.e marks of Hon. Cprtis (Iiskoo of Penn sylvania." there were dumped in bulk into tin- filbii.'il journal of ConKress about twenty paires of tine Ciovcniment typp eontaiiiini; lifty or sixty spjwiratp documents, calls, circulars, aderti,-e-mpiits lor paid canvassers, forms of application blanks for enrolment, forms of postal card nolKcs and postal card returns and ropnrti- Iroin paid can vassers and so on -in short, all the working machinery of literature and organization correspondence for a vol unteer enterprise of political propa Kandism, timecogtuyed by the fiovcni ment even in tin. hciLsc that the groat part j- oruaniz-itious arc ic-ot;iii.ed. c prcMinic this is what Mr. I.it.t.Kit means when he says that he has Ix'pn sending free throutih the mails by tho unau thorized use of Ciovenior Sfi..Kii'H frank tiothitiK but "frankahlc matter which appeared in the Contircasional Record " In ono of tho documents thus inter polated in tho Cnnnwional Ilrrord by tho "extension of remarks of Hon. fniTts (iitr.iin of Pennsylvania" wo ob Forvowith interest ilm statement by Mr. Wtu.iAM 0 Idu.i.H that in tho oausu of reform and proKivsri ho and Gov prnor St'i,7Kit "labored together" in layinc tho fnundation of tho present orKtunaation, "unassisled by somo of tho party leaders, who regarded the movement with suspicion or imagined it was a schemo for t he 'personal aggran dizement' of it promoter, " Is (iovornor Ht i.zkk awaro of tho extent to which his namo, as well as his frank, is being used in thin business? Hy a flagrant misuso of tho privileges ot tho Record, a volunteer political organization waa nupplipd with it printing at Oovprnmpnt expense, and this deliberately calculatpd evasion of the law prepared tho way for a furthpr and perlmpH mill more shameful evasion of tho law which limitH tho free use of the malls to tho ofllcial business of the Government. Itepublicaiis. Socialists. Prohibitionists und til0 unconcerned citizeas of the country aro alike taxed to Have Mr. Liu.nrt'B enterprise the cost of printing bills and posuige utamps. And this petty swindle in the namo of progress and reform and honest govern ment! For yean TUB Su.vlias been doing Its little boat to bring these abusers of thn franking privilege, these petty grafters in the matter of Government printing, Umm purlolnera of the prestige of offloial stationery, to a sense of tho indecency I itiicl dishonesty of their performances. We recall in particular tin cn.sn of an ' honorable gentleman, then n member on the Hon... win, conducted from umler tliiMlomcof thfCapitoliiiidnnthnofticlal stationery of Congress a private, cam- txilini for tho promotion of Home not- 1 rich-titilck scheme of hi own ingenious , I devising. If wo reinembcr, we had Hi'V-1 eral letter of blustering indignation ! from the offentlcr thus exposed and aftorwartl ioet.heconiinutiicationstlmnk- . ... . . ... ' inn ut mi KiniiK mm mill ills ciuerprisn vahiibli) an ndvertisement. onv 1 Inst week wp leanied, without surprise, . from a newspaper published in the hon- .orable neiitleman'ri liotim State, that he had been Rent to jail, The llelglnn Suffrage Strike. In France a strike that was likely lo beoomo universal and undermine the Government wits broken by calling eon scripts to tho colors, t'niversal service docs not obtain in Holgiiim. The levy is small, nnd iti a population of s.ooo, oo tho actual peace strength of the army, exclusive of ol'llccrs, was only 14,000 in 1010, while on a war footing the complement was iso.ooo. Therefore if the Ilelgian strike should attract a majority of the soo.oen workmen in the country, a call to the color would not have a coercive effect. Public opinion will decide the issue n Helgium. 1' the Socialists, whose ! i.n lu nun ro.it, 0111. vr.t. ...it, critrlo industry and prevent the distribution of the necessaries of life, the Govern ment may be obliged to yield nnd re vise the suffrage, although a majority of the electors voted for the present system in 1012. Of those entitled to vote the previous year 303 MOT were allowed to cast two Iwillot and ass eou'tl cast three ballots: their strength therefoio greatly exceeded that of the one Imllot voters, whose number was 003,070. It is against this system of privilege that the strikers will make their demon stration. The Ilelgian suffrage is based on tho idea that property owners and the bet ter educated should have a predomi nating influence at the polls, and voting i made compulsory. No one can vote before reaching the age of twenty-five. If the citizen pays a house tax of five francs or more a year, or owns property valued at 2,000 francs, or derives loo francs a year from the Belgian funds, lie has two votes; if lie has icceivel a certificate of higher secondary instruc tion, or is an olllceholder or a profes sional man, he has three votes. All other suffragists have one vote Twenty years ago there were only l.'i",772 voters in a population of 0,500,000. The pres ent suffrage law was enacted in isot; proportional representation to protect the interests of minorities followed six years later. While Helgium is well governed and prospers under plural voting, it has long been evident that ballot reform agita tion would not cea.se until all the voters were put on the same footing The ono man one vote advocates Hnd their justification in a coercive strike in the hopeles-ticss of referring their demand to the two and three vote suffragists who can cast about l.sou.onO votes to less than a million which the numeri cally greater ono vote suffragists can command. Hetter Than Forcible Feeding. 'Hie Rritish Government is to be con gratulated upon its no'v departure m setting appetizing dishes before the militant suffragettes restrained of their lihertv Forcible feeding makes mar tyrs: th" practice is repugnant to normal people who enjoy three meals a day, and it may kill instead of saving. Hut martyrdom can never be assnriatisl with an opportunity to partake of a fragrant Irish stew or to ravage a dish of roast beef medium nnd Yorkshire pudding. An urbane jailer who has the assist ance of a good cook is a litter represen tative of a badgered Home Secretary than the best of surgeons with a feeding tube. Theie aro myriads of people on the verge of starvation in F.ngland: thprp nre othpr myriads who live on husks. These poor devils and these necessitous ones who battle with the wolf at the door will lose what little in terest they have in (ieiieml Km.mfxink I'ANKlllTtsr as a rebel against thn Gov ernment when they learn that she could have eaten her fill of dishes of savor, but would not touch them. it is all very well to admire the lady for her fortitude, but she established no record for fasting, nnd who would not starve nine days for liberty? On the same terms all tho jailed in England would go on a hunger strike. l.ll.v Hurt anil l'ndlne Spragg. While Dr Madik has been introducing "culture," limited, among the Japanese, his capital keeps its unflagging s-eal for the things of "the spirit": "To tup r.turoit or tiik Sr.v Sir I should like very much to know what place Mrs r.nmi Wiuiiton holds among modern writers of fiction, It seems to me that she known more about human beings than all of the Robert Chambers school put to gether She. doesn't play to tho gallery, her characters live and reveal 'all their souls,' It would seem, to their creator. I remember there was some discussion ovnr T.ll.r llAfiT of this author's 'llonae of Mirth' ns not being Just tho sort of young person to Introduce to th" family circle. I won der what Impression t'.vmsK KrnAiin of Apex City will make upon the Mrs flruntlys. There Is an liievllnbleiiess about such stories us "Madame (c Treymes,' 'Lilian I From",' In foot, nil of her novels, thnt la ns convincing us a (Ireek tragedy. In my hutnhln opinion she is the uri'iitest of nil American (dory tellers. ".lAMK.S ilKKni'.K, "Summit, N. J , April 11." First be justieo done to Mr, Roiikiit CiiAMnEns. A man of talent and a fantostlo humorist, ho has iivnn un fur hia royalties what vim inn fnr Li,,... - kind. A cynical observer, ho practises tho literary political economy of bud- plying an obvious demand. He knows 1 v.. (TWMiniioim niii.ii T i ""KnoHi the Ingenuous public, mainly of petti- coats, thai loves to rend of a sportlvolthe promotion by bin splendid work nntl JiiHt wicked enough "society." On , s,'" Archipelago years iiro. coupon cutting feast ilayH Mr. (HAM- IiKii.h retires to his vast vault Jn a safe I deposit company an,. to think that In tho hands of a clover tnan tho shears aro mightier than the. pen. As I" Mlai i.M.Y Haiit and (Jteok tragedy, is tho "inovitabletiess" quite "'e same.' I he (Irrek tragedians, n nlways superficial and now musty I nielnory of them doesn't err, treated hete.es familiar to their audiences, i.. . .i i i i... it i. .i.i.. ....., . . Is it rash lo .tiiilKe that Mm. MIIAHTOS .4 House of T.flrth" was "Inevitable" in the sense that the bitter irony of the title must lie fulfilled? Yet since no it revocable predes'inato tragic end, conventional, sacred, bestowed by gods mid subject to the Furies, was prepared save by the author's will, did I.1I.Y HAltT, for whom we confess an unabated fond ness, have half a chance? In life as it Is lived, could ono girl of high intelli gence and courage have the series of disasters which Mrs. Whaiiton pitilessly bestowed on Lily? From her visit to a man's rooms to her settlement of her bill with her remarkable check book and herwearyexit from "life" nnd the board ing house, is It reasonable that she never wins that when she snvo "tails" tho coin nhxnys turns up "heads"? It strikes us that Lit.v'H story is not "inevitable," but altogether artificial, sophisticated and at ranged. To set a girl like that to dance continuously ' the datise macabre may lie Art, but be: hanged if it's Nature! The manifold accomplishments, the wealth of observation, tho familiarity wan a society wiiich she translates perhaps somewhat liarstily, the Itnowl-, lo -nr P.pitor ok Tin; Sf.v -Sir How- I ..r l: .....I ..!,.p.l r sl.it, la .!.!. ...1..... 1... l.. 'r.... film' tl illl'llll ill e. 111 e I t"Sieeiuill ill ' .so i. ",.. n.i n ,i ion. ' memoirs of the eighteenth reliturv. the s,rf "r A,,r" 0 xt u" los"es from eomtner , , ., .i . .i ' , ' clal tiair, ns It oclts In this coiinlrv, nre i.-inj-ei.iili. lll .il ill- .11 ll.si, in.- sense in plan, the diseretioti of style It would , be energv wasted to add a leaf to Mrs. 1 Wii.Mtri.N-'slaurels.liutsheissomPtimes ..... . .. . ,. ., i a nine mo norm aim iiuer uie maimer,,),,, banker I. likely not to know when he oi Kcciesiasles for a elirome opti mist like Till: Sc.V. As to fair I ndink SpitAnn, her great name pompiers, and we leave her with out a tremor to tho judgment of the commuters and thpcomniutresscs. Rut why didn't I.II.V Haut have one-trill-ioilth of the ghost of the shadow of the shad" if a phantom of a chance? Certain Promising Policemen. If the object of the Hureau of .Munici pal Research in directing attention to the lack of literarv skill among potential policemen was to convince the public tb.it its coming guardians are likely to prove inefficient, wo fear the amiable young men in its employ an1 likely to be disappointed. For example, nobody can believe that the author's original or thography would prevent the man who wrote the subjoined description of what he would do in ease of lire from ren dering a good account of himself: "l!np for assents wring for sampl iC's and do 'he best can to save Lives King Kir" Mam rap for assents and go back to I'ire .mil save Lives nnd Property. Report It to station for help to Prow Fire Line " S i far as we are concerned, we should rather risk our safety with the man who lllposisl those sentences than with many a professor of F.nglish literature. No exception can be taken to the pro-1 gramme of activities outlined by thei piobatiniier wh'i would bundle an auto-' mobile accident after this fashion. j "1 would firlt call th" Cltv Ambulnnce j then take tht mane of the Srhefeur and nomber of Automobile... and also get man" j of men rutntnone the oar and also the mnie of th Ingured put th" ortend"rs called th" aeldent under arrest then try and revive the inguted " One of the common duties of a police man is to care for the poor and destitute. The starving woman who fell into the hands of the man who wrote this would not fare ill: "A destitute womnn Is found Starving In the street when th" patrolman that Is on Ihity sen It he left th" pin let he Is In and them have It taking away nnd then left tho conron no about It " An experience in "lofting the conron no about it" would put this man on the right track, and meanwhile the woman would be enrod for. No better action could be taken in the caso of a man killed in a street accident than Is here set foith. "Try and find out h" Is nnd have a couple of Cltlen and go through his clothes and sen If he can find nny card or adress if nolfy the Corroner und put down when h aros pick up and arbout hour and notlf tlm Cap tain and send It to the Morgue and put this In you Mnndrem" Hook nnd report to Hupp.- rlnr officer at once. ' In each of these samples we must make allowances for illegibility In hand writing, which may have led to exag geration of the errorti of their authors. None of them dis loses unusual stupidity or failure to understand the ditties and responsibilities of a peace officer. Kaon of these men is likely to mako nn efli cient, brave and honest policeman, and nobody will care whether his ieiimanship is good or his sjiolling in accordanco witli the accepted standard, though thoy may not satisfy the bureau of Municipal Research, That institution has in nil things u high standard: "No man should bn accepted as a pollce- ninn wIioho ethical standards nre lowor than thosi) nipected of men entering the profes slonof medicine, ministry, or the law." May we live in comfort anil prosperity till thn day when this ambition has been fulfilled! If thei Hoard of City Rnoord would in vestigate the subject it would find city water pure and of excellent ipiality. Having made the discovery, it might cease buying expensive bottled drinking water and thus add to the substantial economies that havo been effected in this department since the present olty admin istration began. 1 Tho whole, army will npplaud tho Presi n'""H"",n" , "onB' "u' M"- to Ih, ItriK.ulior-Oonoml. Thoro is r" I m' "mi" cT,0nt 1d mre indefatigable soldier in tho service, nor ou more modem Colonel scorr earned in . n "K"K th" If"" " '.10 ,I"",m 7 credit for sincerity, lieoausn ho would doubtless m Speaker of tbo House If tho new tariff law proved n failure and thorn wiih a Itopuhllcan landslide In tho ( on- Kress elections next year. tt us bave, donn once and forever with v " " r sir.pt.ng are nine to tick miv tuition on citrtti Srrrr- tiirv losr.i'iit's Mami.i.s ' Of course It is a ways understood that I the nation to be lieked must eotno into our back yard, and It is not expected to . do HO .WW. MtHWAX'S nKXKFACTIOXS. Trip Ciret Man Mho Did Unnit and rr Toltl. To run nniTor. or Tim Hr.v- .Sir Here Is hup of the very ninny Ir.stnnce.i In which Mr. .1 Plerpont Moruan "did jrood by stealth." Some fifteen years nito when I wan treasurer of a society here which did welfare work for children a young mnn ennie Into my oftlre, Introduced himself an Mr Moruan's Bperetary, nnd nuked for the annual report, flnnnclal statement, Ac, of the soolpty. Two days thereafter he re turned with n check for tl.SMi nnd n promise of nn annual ulft of the same umoiint, pro vided Mr Morunn's natno was never men tioned lonir as t remained treasurer the so ciety's accounts showed each year this gift of l.',;'&(i from "A l'rlend " Doubtless the ' nxmiiltil.l.i,t-...l.nn.nll.n ..If, ..... .lit t r. the present time. I have heard of very manv men. women ; ana cmiuren whom Mr Morgan helped, tint neor of one whom he ronged. Xiw Vohk, April it a. n m. 1'ommrrelal Paper Vpr, Mlm , knw of on phtn,i,,u,n3 bank which lost loss than M.l.mxl out of ll.ni.ooe.ono so Invested. . ,1",t not "I'"''"1 !" iter the system n generally observed now 11 . lends a merchant l.'..rsio whether the nvr- I chant Intends to huy nn nutomoblle. play 1 linker or use the money In producing goods I . . . . i.i . to meet n legitimate demand Instances of iictual dishonesty In the commercial world nre comparatively very ran- Losses from commercial paper arise from orpret Mansion of business, ovorron fid"iiee. too great optimism It Is this that the banker must guard himself against nnd the best way to guard himself against It Is by basing Ids loans on goods actually moving from the manufacturer to the eon sinner, because thin paper, In the expres sive phraee of tho market, "pays Itself " 'Ihe credit in th" Inst nnilysls Is bnseil not on th" abtlty of the borrower to pay but on the ability of the public to f onsiune The banker may with comparative ease gauge thnt Hanger signals are sure to fly w hen ! abortion, it was the eourso of wisdom not the market I' being glutted with a certain J ,() n(lvmvlt extension to State conven commod It hlons until a real direct nominations law a-. ,n,i M--.-iii tiiioiuri.ini I'lii't-i Is, there can be no doubt that It would lie vatl Improved by following the Kuropean practice In extending commercial credit Why us.. Mr Smith's bricks, even though th"y are "of excellent quality," when we might as well have granite' I'lllcAiio, April 11 Sims IItnt The 4nftil .tub of Spending Money. To Utr. KlUTiUi or Tltr St N -Sir While hoping that Net Itli'h Yef w ill have nn op portunity Inter on to tent his philanthropy, it would be as well to open his eyes to one fait, and It Is n fact, though It may appear ridiculous When lie gets money he will Unci it much hunli'r to spend it than to make It Thill It Is verv nisi to slieiiil monev Is 'a fatuous illusion The men who make money are r.ot as a rule nervous wrecks It Is th" spending of money that makes them so Many and mmr a woman ruins her con stitution liv trying to spend ten thousand n year A tiger hunt is nothing compared with a hunt for n perfect gown she is pot only condemned to the servitude of clothes w earing, but she must never w ear one gow n twice She must, and does, spend an hour or more ehooing a hat She must perform her soi i.il duties, she must by partaking of so many needless meals undergo foicible feeding and when eh" Isn't entitw: or hasn't got her mouth full of pins she must talk In fait the irnnv of a woman spending mono) is icimplcte. anl it is much thesum" though not quite to strenuous in the euse of a man MonKiuir.. Nl w Voiir. April IS What Mother l.nrth lias Left Behind Her. To the KniTon or The Spn .Sir As tronomers have round that earth moves over a million miles a dav, and that tt has never leetiteri'il the spnee of s former path 'lhs being true, the memorable forms of human expend., e. Including nil I can.l dates or otllco .y .. political .arty I ,. , mmi.( past Inngunge ..fleets. re permanently lo- provitiing tin. majority of the memlier- ; ,h,.,,s,s ,,f nnrs And It was In his mind to cated in the snace from which matter hns , Hhlp of that party calls for it, but there ' sweep away thoussnds mote 'Oh. i..d Al moved I might bo times when In behalf of n cms., ' mighty, slop" rrled the nnrel lisbrlel 'lleu rn Will you give this fn.'t publicity for the benefit of those who have tried to Identify that baffling unit ptoperty which so many have sought in vain JIAI.ri'I.M I.FAI. Cot.ciiKSTi'.n, Conn . April 13 "lUmlrt" In the Tal. op Tiik Srs- To Tiir Lnnon op Tiik Srs- Sir Ii can hnrdly be expected that " I'ost-lmpres-slonism" will be inutliied to pictures In the future A friend of mine writes me I rum South Africa that some genius out there has done "Hamlet" In the Taal and iiotes the following example, which seems to me eitremely post-lmpresslonlstle Here it is Hamlet Wletsu' O'tintt- Ik is tnti spook. llamin- Wles pook Is ut ;fioit -Ik is )o papa't spook. Ntw VoiiK, pril t2. Oinpr.nisii The Power of Money. To THE Klinon OK Tilt; Svn Sir: Does the power of money, or in other words thn dynamic force of nn Income, Increase In arithmetical ratio only, or In some geometric ratio? AiiMAOKiiPON Joxi.s. Nl.w IIavp.k, Conn , April 12. Aux A rm en! Men of America! Aro ye degenerate? HnrU how thn eagle screams, nngry nnd loud! Let every mnn who our womanhood vener ntes Strike for the laady of whom wn'ro so proud! Iteautlfnl victim of despots tyrnnnlcnl, Two months she languished In Hollowuy B.'llll Worn" jet, they fed her by methods me chanical. So that her hunger strike did not nvnll! Pictup. her, robbed of tho refuge ot suicide, Closely confined In her dumteon so grini llonor the woman w ho modesty throw nsldo While sho Indulged In her womanly whim! Maybe she showed just a slight incivility When with a stono hor host's window sho broke, Hut in tho light of her Impeccability Doubtless 'twns rnrely a practical Joke, Ilumbln Hull's pride! Hntse a row Interna tional' 1'nclo Sam's daughters must do aa they plensn! What If their actions are somewhat Irra tional When they ore visiting ovsr the sens? Gsonai B. Monr.wooD. .If It. ItAHXKS OX IHRKVTXOMIXA-TIOXS. A NtralRhtrorwanl Statement I'rnm Ihr nepiibllenn lender. To the Knrroti op Tin: Hun .Sir Will you permit mo the Indulgonou of a few lines in your space to remark upon a statement contained In Tub Ht'N nf April 10 In a despatch from Albany, which was ns follows: Neither Mr Murphy nnr William Humes, Jr . fnrs Abolishing Hie .state convention. I have no Idea regntdlng Mr Mur phy's mind anil never have hud. Ite gardlng mv own 1 should like upper un ity to express it on this subject In the tlrst place, tho Iteiiilbllcins In the legislature, who are too fow in number I to Influence legislation, will, I assume, bo j guided by the provisions of tho Inst Ho- n,ii,iUin ui.,i i,inrn,. . .i,;i. ii,.. I i. ..i ....i i !-!. '..'... t... I tte, v,w .-, jo... u..Uu,m ... ..... '- publican mombers of the Legislature was "",u " ki.-mu "in om.. . ; tit lilt riulitnfi innnuiittio In iinixMlniifnt UMfli .w ...H.OIH1.0 iii.s.nuMu IM i.iviuiiiiiitK tlio provls'otm of that platform, and they have been so introduced by Senator Hrown nnd Assemblyman Vert; and tho Demo-. cratlo mnjorlty up to this tlmo has pro- I vented consideration of them. ! The platform adopted at Saratoga Is ns follows: Throunh the Levy election law nrt the Ferris niativelt prlnary law, iinKolmously oppoeil hy the Itepntillcan rnemhrrs of the Legislature, the Deninrratlc prty tiss brnuRlit the electoral machinery ami the pineeriure nf the Stale Into a rondltlon of confusion stul Ine :Trcllvenis in Mhlrh tnrnnslstent, linpinrtlrnbln nnil sinister provlflons entail ennrmous expense upon the people of the Stale, mnko the eiprehslon of the xot'rs' Ineonvenlenl anil illfllcult and lessen the MifeiriMnls of hone t elections. Tills uti Mllsfneiory conillllon Is plainly due to Ihe In-i-lncrlty an.l Inrompetcrey of the llemocralle Rnverntnent of the Stale, which his thus prnctl rally established hy statute control of nomina tions to ofllre by seif.prrpeinatlng party com mitters, It Is the purpose of the nrpiihllean pnrty to repeal thre statutes, to relieve the people nf the .State from the worse than uec- expenditure State rrom the worse man iieies exrenuitiire i nf money nnrt time whlrh they csuse. nnd t sub-1 illnil. sltnr.1, .!t-et. fronoml ! An.l rnntenlent I rieihisli by which ihe voters of the state msy express and make eflectlve their wishes. To this end ne favor the hort ballot, Mirrmirnili.tr the primary elections ulih the .imp safrguanls ns regular elections the iltrect election of pirty eoinmlltees, the direct nomination of party can didates In Congressional, .Senatorial, Assembly ... ....t.,...l ...k.ll. I.Im. .nrf lh .llM.l 1 er (nn f delegate, to sute con-em , firh their pret-rence for tho nominations for State 1 ' "Pes If thej' SO deM re We favor a separate nsllot for Judtctal Ctlrers j Ktthout party designations We further advocate that the cumbersome method of nomination "f Independent candidates for office hy petition he rim plir.cl so that those who nre dsllricd with the nominations made by rrgulir political parlies may hue the names ot Oielr cnndtilntes placed upon the ballot In a les burilci.soine way. I remember thit in tho discussions which took pine. In tho -commit ton on resolutions It wn generally believed that as the direct method of making nomlna- tlnns was an experiment nnd the nresont law not a direct method at all, but an hud had a trial Although the Republican party in this State bis advocated direct nominations by statute for all oftlces except Statu ofllces, I personally cannot accept the fnlse reasoning on which the Idea is li.is.sl. nnd believe that in a few years tho exper linent will have proved a failure, and will he. re ilisl either literally or In practical effect Tho direct nominations idea rests upon tho fallacy of treating n primary for th purpose of nominating candidates for public office ns if it werennelectlon, which it is not The voter thereby confuses his membership in a political party with his function ns a citizen For example. To chonso members of political committees directly by tho voters of a party is based upon th" correct theory, because in their case the primary is an election and they enter upon what- ever may l the duties ol their ollice as the result ..f the action nt the primary; whereas In the case of a person nominated by this method for a public olliet. he h is yet to run the gantlet of the election A political paitv exists for the pr.,oso of carrying to fruition an Idea, elso thero is no reason fur its existence It a large group of citizens unite in a pnrtv to back an idea they should Is. permitted to chooso tho method of selecting their standard i bearers, and this thev will do. statute or1 no statute, In thn ultimate analysis if tholr party has any meaning The strength of the movement ttr direct nomination originated in the abuse of the convention system, nut through the con- ventlnii system itself There can be no valid objection to tho direct nomination of whlch tlio party represents its member- ship might by a verx. great majority dis. approve of a direct nomination which would create personal bltlertiess betwpei candidates, nny of whom If selecteil after uch a contest would bo unable to secure oven tho votes of tho party, much less the x-iitcH of others who it is hoped would b attracted i Hut these fundamental consideiations j havo boon lost sight of, and candidalns 11111,11 ..... ..,. tl.W.IJ .,,,,1 iiiiiii. Ill approach their campaigns not as tho representative of the idea of tho party hut io umi uie piesiiK" oi 11 p iny namo lo attract to them support for thoirindividiial ideas or purposes Such a candid. ito should present himself to tlio olectorato independently; and independent candi dacies ought to lie made as easy and as simple as possible What my own views may bo on this subject will not necessarily affect a vote in the Legislature, but I look confidently to tho time whon tho public mind will bo entirely clear rcgnrditig this ipipstion and that an F.xecutive will sit in the Governor's chair who without fear will properly diagnose the evil of tho systems old and now nnd propose a remedy which will moot with practically unanimous approvnl. Ai.ttANY. April 12. William llAns'Ks, MllUrd rillmnrr's Home-tend. Bait Aurora tortuponntnci llmtalo AVu j. The oldeit house In this pari of ihe country has been sold to malm place for a modern structure. It is Ihejinmeslenl built by Millard I'lllmure In 1(122. It win occupied hy him when lie Marled to practise law In this village, and up to ihe ume f his taking omru ai President nf the Culled Stales, Spring Tomes In Oklahoma. Krom the Muiioaer Cmtttr. Hack again! Willi the passing of the atc nn. ter's rain and know nnd Mn(.n the advent of spring's, balmy days, we can once more crawl out of our hnlo and see what news thero Is. A ruzzled Mtmourlan. Frvm Ine Jamesport llattttr. Will some one explain why somo people who ore Invariably Ittn tt church need no bell to call ttem to the moving picture show on time? By Onlcal Bachelor. He wrlte. as by the card, of great wealth' cares, And yet by direst poverty he'i harried. He writes of the Joyi of married life - And yet he' inarrledhi Ml. I'ATTOX. Memories nf College llajs nnil flood ttlshps for B Hero of tlrthnilnxy. I To thi: KniTon op Tun Hr.v .Sir, 'I hp , announcement tliM l)r, Francis T.nndey i ratten, former president of Princeton I'lllViTKllv and present lieiul of the Prince ton 'i iiroimficni spmiimry. i to rciirn olllco und retire from active work this spring wlll Intonst tunny persons outside, of str,'tl rletlnMlciil territory. In relltiion a stnmlpiitter. a cnriBervntlve, an old raslilnneil believer in tne literal I Scriptures, he has been ever n ptratittcr to Mipliitiy and no hpitetter of ple.isliu: theories of "reeiitiolllntlon " Iti lilni the i ,. ,. ... .i i..- i i. ' hook oi iieneis mm iiioiicin hcicih r mor j I tniiiid no Held frr buttle. If u tnk-s ins nllitloli "stmlKht Ills pi-rson.-il character lias the sully savor of Individuality. It reveals the nn- eompronilslm: cternness of the prophets of old. the terrible scathlnu pouor of n .tonathnn i:dwards but th" Mounds Ids ! , , , , , h , ,, m(, almmlanl)Bri, ,,, cnM ,n,:c nil nrlll 0Vt, sermons nre not . . . . t ... i i ......... il it'll' i v rnnn r mT. m:i r.i nr, ,1( kindnp-ei fuse In his nature 'I he wotld knows his wit: his friends know the rare venl.illty of tho man. Heresy has never had n more zealous Prosecutor If. prowlln.j In second hand nooj.Hiiops, you ever come upon n copy in "Th" (Ireat Presbyterian Conflict," It Is n good buy " For pure story Interest this report of tho trln I of David Swing nt Chicago thirty-five vears ago Is unsurpassed the bum, nsretlu, Intellectual nttnrney for the Word huntln down a soldier of heaven whose fept me very firmly planted In this world The thinker's grip wiih foiled by the unguent of laughter that mnd slip pery his opponent's sides. A Jest par ried the thrusts of logic A "blufl won ngalnst a "full hand " ' At Princeton Dr Hilton was the ilpo scholar, the Inspiring tencher, tho level headed ndmlnlstrator Ills lenrnlng, like his theology, Is without thinning ndmli ture of cheaper stuff Ills teaching, as one looks buck to It after n dozen years, wns of "nl utuiorm wages nnn empioymont the highest order, but made the severest rules lie placed in pffoot on all the rail demands upon his pupils' i 111 to lent n. Ills roads participating in this nrbltratlon. . , . . 1. ,, . n.tmlni.tratlon of th" college wns unosten- tatlolls, tlllt his leadership WIIS gMIUllne nlld brought forth fine fruitage In growth of student enrolment, new bnllUlngs and eriulpment, nn enlarged faculty nnd an amplified nnd better ronrdlnnted curricu lum lie progressed gently but surely There was campus tradition that libelled Prexr's" ovesinht t have never donhted . . ... .. I Unit he fostered he ,,,ytt, or ilefectlve vision Indolent In stnal thing., and I "y:'x th" t rouble of recognizing every T om. llirll nnil llurrl' Tim l.ml hnt'u1 fnllli In 111 t ''.... tradition ld to their undoing Some of tne less conscientious nciverp into rimes (renulredi used to occupy their seats untlt "cuts" hid been taken by th" "spotters," and then slyly sneal" down the long room and through a back door to unholy freedom. 'Ih" cutting waxed flagrant, nnd Dr fatten found occasion fnr n brief but ory meaty discourse In that thin but fearfully clear voice of his that seemed ever to rlne nnd rlso like the song of Cnlex. but never to break or begin anew Surely the doctrines of ' original sin and th" damnation of Infants i wrrP "" r '"" "arrow compass: , 'V. "i.u T. tnling of cuts, 'work of su-pcr-or-n-ga-tlon " Lvery syllable was a str.b Not a graduate of the college, "Proxy" Pat ton became, heart nnil mind nnd soul, n Princeton man The memory of his presi dency Is very dear to the ceiietntions of Princeton men whoso college years were in ' hi- care When he went to the seminary It ! was to render sorlce that was a loan from I the college that loved the man and will wish - ' t.i... i - i.i. I u ,i... . ...! . 11 111 in in- iriii-ii.-ui nil lie- '.- il..- linn o.ii- plnoss fife can hold for one who his never spared himself In serlce. Princf.tov 'o: lli.ooMrmi.P. N" J . April 15 iThP Incomp Tax Muring the CHII 11 nr. To tup KniTon OP TllK HrsSir- Can I von tell what wns the limit of Income to be taxed nt the time of the civil wnr' I nm old enough to remember how intense the dlsllk" to the measure wns then nmons all classes V f II riiii.Mir-LPiUA. April t: Mv the first Income tax lnw of i-tn; tb 1 ' i-i j l'"nl on nil incomes over tint figure. The second lnw of 11(12 taxed Incomes under ' -s"'no '' c,'nt wl,h nn exemption of ! n house rent actually paid In J'' ,b" "mit of ""mptlon was raised ' froln to "M The OrlKln of the Fairies. To tni: KniTon op'Tiir Rcn .Sfr Th" fohow nig taken from a new book entitled v-r" ' I'adrair Colutn Is In- liiestlng I would esll especial attention lo the eneigv of the description by Ihe un lettered peasant I , ,,., .,,, ,nr ro,. , rnn ,, ,fr ,, r, J tilled with Intrtmliy of conitcilon. "The fairies'" ' he ssld "I will tell ou wlmi the fairies are f'"' rnoie-1 from UN seat and when he turned w m rlr" " Almighty , 1 1 1 n,.i. ftn, those thai are between llenxen and Hell let them remain In the air ml the angels that ri'in.iliuil between lieaieii and Hell are Ihe fairies. Nrw oiir, pril i; Foi.r T.onK. Jnvprnnr. To Tltr r.niTon it-Tm; Scn Sii I have rend rour extrnels from (lovernor llrnwn's Isiieeeli (if ionise ilrorgin Is a long way 'from tlie lloweri. but II must be sort of I ,.li.iik(i,,t to ll.'.t In t. slt..l.t .. l.A 11... ! ernor talks n If he hud a fair, working i lu.nn In bis be.nl II p. Dams Lari, Waci Aiifc, N ., April 11 Illsrrlmlnatten Aralnst the I'mbrelts Maker, To nir. i:niTon or Tiik tics.-,sir in hehaif of the American Association of the t'mhrella ant Parasol Mnnufnrtmcis I beg leave to call to the . mention of the ir.imbi rs of the House nf lteprrrentatlves and of ilie .Senate a possible error of the Ways and Means Committee in the proposed t'nderwood tarht till!, wherein um brellas and parnsols nre lo pay a iltirj of only .1(1 per cent .where.is the materials fur covering thi in are to pay a duty of IS peri cm Any person ran rradlly see how this discrimination faints the Importation of the manufactured article. IlFtironn ,i.i.inon-, .Secretary Nkw York, April 11. Richard for Short. To tiip IIPiTon or The Kcn- .Sir: 1 once knew a woman whose husband's name was Hob ert but who always spoke of film as lllchard. I asked her on one occasion why kho did this, and she said the callej him lllchard for short; tun why lllchard shout, seem to her nhnrier limn Hubert I never understood. T 1). V. New York, April 12. Ibe i:nd of the Shower. 'Ihe shining drops nf rain como slowly down As rrj'stal gems from Hod's own Jewelled hand, And from behind the cloud bank's sliver crown The Min inys gild with splendor all the land. Uach blade of grass Is like n shier pear. And far more fair than pearls wet sandstones gleam, While In bright pooh nf water fir nnd near Are mirrored scenes fair as a seraph's dream, Now falls the rhythmic patter of the rain And f iee from clouds the gleaming sunshine fair, While bhres all the scintillating plain And newborn splendor nils the earth nnd atr With what a ilhranl touch of freshened life The lender plsnts unfold fresh healed frombllalitl While trees and Beldi with bursting songs aro rl.'e A all the birds proclaim Ihelr new delight. (ISOSQK I.AWBRNCK ANPRKWHr RETROACTIVE AWARD IS FAIR, SAYS CARTER , Kironion'fl Lender Assorts K.-iil. '"' .M- roads Aai'ced to l,p Arbik'rs Decide. I'll.KS IIIMKF WITH ItiiAHi) Wiih is tlie lli:lier Wium SphIp tin Ccrlitiii Linos to Slantl. . ! P.e.side... W H Carter of the Hroth..r liood or Locomotive Firemen nnd Hnel ! .. . Keenness,...,.,.,, nloil bin brief vesterdntr for i,- j llrnmon with thn nrliltrn! Ion l,nnr,l i' ".".i in session at tho Waldorf-Astoria. Regarding tho enntnntion of Klisha Leo on behalf of the railroads on Friday, that under the Frdm.in net the arbitrators have no right to mnko tho award rotro. uctlvo to July 1, 1012, as demanded by thn firemen, Mr. Carter held thnt nny right tho railroads might havo hml wna wnlvnd by them when thny nRreed to submit to arbitration tho date on which tho award will bo rondo cfToctive. lie nlso gives as a reason for malting the award retroaotivo tho postponement of the consideration of tho flrnmen'ti demands by tho railroads nftor a pre liminary meeting with tho railroads' committee on July 1 nnd 2, 1012. Thero are two important issues to b decided, ho says. One la tho reoiiest . . , . . , , , except that higher wages or rules that are more desirable already in effect lie mnlntnlnod. Tho seoond in tho request that such railroad us nro already paying higher wages or have nlrpntly granted such rules its aro more desirnblo than hav 1 been rotllloHtpd bo pxetlltlt from Mndhtir. f the arbiters In regard to these two points. n contends that uniformity of ratw .n m. ... ul.nii .1 nnl I... lnllii..nn.J l.u iL.. imm luirp n.iuui urn im in.mrinni in IHM ( relutivo wealth of railroads because. In nu tuner w.iut- iiuon him imnuiii hi tne , employer tlx the wa?es of the employee lie contends that the Productive etllclenev of the llremeii is as great on one railroad as another He holds that therciuests of the firemen for uniformity in wanes are not "stand ardization." as thev y they have care fully graded their requests in accordant with the services rendered, the produc tivo etllciency of tho firemen and th" laUi , iiorformed He argued for two firemen on locoum uvea wcigning .uw.ow lounus or uior because ol excessive work, more he.iv. loaded trains and tho necessity of great" watchfulness for signals Ho said Hi the mechanical stokers have tiot lesson the work of the liremeii on th" Im engines As to the position of the firemen on t electric trains, he said that thev st have to live and to supKrt families .un. j ,l, rnilrn.id ..ninlnve. should shore to profit and benefit therailroadsderivelro . the electric trains . As to the financial condition of I un -.1.. i .i.i i.n .i... . miuu.lil-, lo satin 111.11 lilt- UKiil-Js iiij oi-.ll on their behalf are misleading, as sotii" the roads suit not to lie paying are cm trolled by other prosperous roods in isoino of tho roods are overoopitiilued The firemen, he slid, h.ivo no -.. in the policy of tho railroads and ir subject to be laid oil when they are n. needed, owing to falling off in business roxfinrss ox school hmilm rinnn for Interiintloiinl .Meeting In II ii (Till o In Annual. Hitpalo. April t:. All the ladlnr nations, everj- Htate, everj college an" unlverr-Mv of note In this rountti an" Ivnrlous other educational, scientific, m"V jeal and hygienic organizations, ns well i women's oi gnnlrntlons, will be represented nt the fourth International Congress 0' "School Hyt'lene, to be held here from An rust to 3. nccordlnr? to a prellmlr.ar .statement Just Issued by Dr Thomas A Storey of the College of th" Cltv of Ni" orh, secretary-general of the congress. President Wilson has acciptcd the honorary office of pntron of th con grciH The president of the cor.gre! C. W mint, one time president of Hnrvar. University The vir.pnddpnts are Hr Wllilntn IL Welch, n pathologlsl of ,!o!n -Hopkins t'nlversltj and formerly presides of the American Medical Association, ei.'l Dr. Henry 1. Waliott. president of recent Internntlnuul Congress on Hjgi"" nnd Demography and ehnlrmnti of th" MnsatichusettB Stnte Hoard of Ilea'"' It Is the iilni to bring tog. ' Huffiilo n record number of ui-n spd women Interested In Improving the heal' nnd efficiency of school children There Mill be (.rlentlrlc ezhlblts reprchctitltiB th' best that Ir. being done In s. ',ol hi e'en mid also cmtimerclal onhlblls of 1 11 tlonal value Huffiilo bus subscribed Jtn.nne inward covering tho expenses of the cons-resi The ltuffalo citizens' coimnltte" ,"" planned mr n series of social aff.ii s lr eluding receptions nnd a h.il'. n paneant in the park nnd excursion 'npi " iliistrl.il pliints nnd to Nlng'iru l ' The congress Is open to all rens Interested in school hygiene. '" join ns regulnr active tnembers upon tre imvinent of n ?.1 fee Appl'i MlU'ii t" tnembershlp should be tent to Dr Tn. mis A Storey, College nf the CiU "f N'' York, New York city. iivt.vr.s .t.v Aimr or utniis. Cttr Clennnp CnninilUrc nils fe llonelfe Volunteers, The shot. ,'leillillli CllllHlll 1 1 1'C, O' C ' Ized by the t-Yileiitnin of Woniei " ...,.i ti,.. i li.tiui,,.'!. s I.c.'imnt u ! Clip- csiah llsh hfiidiiur.rters at ill i:t '!' ' seventh street to-motrou niouri g n t women who tire going to coui"' v ' Dr. Urnvnt J. Lederl". Commtssi mer or Ilcnllh, and his helpers In the . ..mup campaign will be instructed I" Hi" '' mapped out fnr them. The lie" bitiar'eM will be open every week din fro"' "' M. until I'. M.. and Mts. II 1' ' "'',' way, the ch.ilriunn. will be i ''arge Sho will be assisted by the members or the boerd of illiectors of the ion.inl'l'e The ciinimlttee Issued a gcceiiil yesterday to all housewives who b.hee In clean shops to rally to the e.iue ann partlclimte In the woik. The Hoard of Health tins put at t llviioH.il of the committee s,ni 1" aids bearing extracts from the health I...I...... .....,.....ilt,.r viniiliirv condition Il-Slllliuunn . ..... . t t....rt Ill shops and tho cleanliness of lood ins volunteers for the cleanup will ,r" feed dispensing places and ask the pn' piletors to put up tlm plnentd.s in their windows. The commute" wants women volunteer" for tho campaign. It believes that a thousands can be enlisted in the worn nn Irresistible force will be brought lnw play for belter conditions In Br'J .JI stores, butcher shops, bnkcidiops are " other places that sell food I'rrnilrricnat to Lny t'orwerstone. Tho cornerstone of the Oreettpolnt IK"' pttal, Klncslnnd nventiu and lfJ'H'1" stroet. llrooklyn, will be laid at s u w-'1 tlila afternoon by ComptrolU'i Preu'i"'' past. Addrosties will be, ma b' ',v Mr. Prcndeigast. Mgr O'Hate, thn Itev II. Karrell and Michael J Druniaion Commlsiloner of Charltle.