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THE SUN, SUNDAY, MAY 11, 1913. RUXDW, MAY II, 1013. Enured at the Foil 0.1 rr at .Sew York as Sreo-i 1 ( ia Mall Maltrr Huhicrlplb'in h.r Mall, roitpulil. j DAlt.V. I'rr Month "MI, riAlt.Y. Pir r.ir I bt NIIAV. I'rr c.u . a DAin AM) SI NI)AV. IVr Year HO , l'.ilIA AM) St Nl).v . I'tr Mohlh 'Ml', 1 Iff I VI VINO M'N. I'rr Month Hil lilt' I MNli SI.'.N, I'rr Year '- BO 1'oMif '' forrlKh countries added, All r!ie. I.-, money oril'rs. Ac, to be mile pJ tble in 1 .11 .m v t-iil.lW-ed dally. Including Sunday, by the Sim I . In tu.; ami I'vhiWiltic Assnrlitlnn at I'D Nassau Hl.'t. In tl.r- Untouch ot Manhattan, New York President and 'liensiircr. William I". Itdck, ITU Nassau street. It .-.president, IMward I' Mitchell, 170 Nassau stn.-i, Snretary, l". K. l.uxtun, 170 Nasnu suret, London nffli-e. r.raniham House. I Arundel street, Nitand. Paris t.Rce, n Hue le la Ulchodlere, off Hue ilu Quatre Septrinhre. Washington nfilce. HlbM Tlutldlng. tlrnuliiyn office. Hi 1 Ulngstnn street. ttei'it trlemtt win filter tn trim nanuserlpls out tlluitratiens tor p,ibrallnn irtil to cf rtjtettd crlttlts tnutniil thru mini ft all edits strut jMntps fcr that purjwt. A VICE COMMISSIOX ytntii inn xew Btrlktnc l.ptlrr Trom Mip llr llr. Milium S. llnlnsfnnl. To Tnr. i:duoii or I'm, sex Sir I'rr haps few men In New oili have li.nl belter opportunities than 1 havehait for etltiiatlns t!ie nlue of erUi'e ilone the i ltv by pri atn focietles ora!il?e.l to hunt down criminal!1, to Mippre re or In enfnree varlnti statute' 1'or twenty-five year. 1 Itveil on the l.at Slilo of New York. 1 knew the people there, poor anil well to tlo 1 knew the offirlaN. I knew well th" nijeril" of -everal uch dncletle, anil 1 h.nl excellent oppor lunltte for estlmatitu: the alue to the DUbllc of what they .in'ompltiheU' I absolutely auree with th" poitinn fallen by The hi s We ,o nut want another TlstlancB committee on moral. Without coltu' a fat as you do In your editorial article of May and eonileninitiK the agcriH of "lull lfUnte .io.i-1 a 'notoriously lorruiit, utide'n'lable ami lihoiiPt," t do not hesitate to e.iy that tlielr IneSU-liiny, biuotry, partiality and lack of IlilelliKenre, their Imupaclty to ee n ml uniler-t.ind what -hoiild be and could lie for tho Kood of a reet city's life, led thcni often into mistakes of Judgment and Ititricues so Krave ai to he almost If not aemilly 1 "li'ilnal AMien tin was the r'i.e the snelal power belli! d it etc shielded them trnm exposure lu.il !teti irom een pcbhe criticism Sufli orcuuialioiM have their birth In hours i.f eseitemeiit and popular passion. 1 h.'v i. ... i lose their birth matks 'I heir c!.r-i tint, ..i-es into the hands ot unl.al iin. d r.'toriin rs, uood In their tntentioti" I," d i'. leu abuNe all things bent on lor. me tot w aril their o n sp, ely desired refouns, by any menu that Feem io them allowable 1 nbalauied men they were iir.d are and must be. '1 hey know little of thehistor. el sorio'i.LTV '1 hev have seldom riven set ions study to the Immensely illfll i ult problem, for the scilvtnir of whnh they are sine they carry a "cure all'' in their po. i.l t At ben they are a species of vluilani e committee in moral- Nun when soiiety 1 crude md Ins t.oi had tune to organize itself vu;:!'!!!. e (omniittee may tie nn es ary I hae liM-d in rod" ommiiiiities w hern teniporarily they did vtood work but fcureiy in a creat city itrowuu; last toward FPlf-cOtlri(HI-lies thev lie ipilte cut of place Welfnro rotnmllnn and such like are but an application ol a superfli lal plaster to a deep and runiilnc sore They do not reach Its Inlei'ied and Infcetins source, tlielr tendem v. as the old Hook has it, is "V heal the wound of the dauvhter of my people FlUhtlj ' They afford the buy man or the man who wants to avoid dolne his duty to hi city or country an cm use tor shirkiritr "i e, 1 acreo with I nt. Si . In ihe mime, of all foclal fommon sen let n stop creatine commissions, stopendow-im; unmps of excited and Irrepoiisible people w It h po er Ihey have, not tho wit or the training to use aright. Huch powers must finally be en trusted only to appointed and responsible . officials. I.f f us aim nt orderly sovernment for our ereat illy and do away with the vigilance committee l.ven the bet si-i-lanci commlttet often hinyed the roiit won. W S lUiNSfomi. RlDDsriEtn, fonn , May io ' The Great Peace Celebration. The "crowd," that is to say the man in tho street, is too intelligent to Iwlieve that tho purposo of the celebration of one hundred years of po.ico between tho United States and Kngland "is to bring America to tho service of Kngland in order to fight Germany." It is true that "after all there is one century of peace with England, but the peuco was never broken with Germany," nor, for that matter, with l'ranco, Italy, Itus hia, Auhiria, Portugal, Holland, Swit zerland, Norway, .Sweden or Denmark; but tlio fact of unbroken peace with those nations lias no bearing upon tho iticst ion of celebrating the ratification of the treaty of Ghent, Manifest is the irrelevancy to the most ordinary un derstanding. Tho idea of the celebration that is now being arranged is by no means new. Like Topsy it grew. To whom the credit of it belongs no one probably knows, and there may bo many claim ants. Colonel HooHEVEt.T, who received tho Nobel peace prize for bringing the representatives of .Japan and Ktissia together at the Portsmouth conference, is largely responsible for tho prepara tions now making to mark the avoid ance of war between tho United States and Ungland by negotiation during ono hundred yours crowded w ith causes of difference and dissension Mr. Andiiew H. IIi mphiiuy said at the Mohonk conference in May, ism, tliat tho proposal was first discussed Su tho Itoosevelt administration, and that it was through tho efforts of I'ffMideilt ltOOSEVELT, Joun A. Stbwakt I of Now York, Andrew CAitNECHE and MtrKwyti? Kivn nf Ciumdii tlml the MACKE.Ni'lK KlNO of t'nliatlu tllflt III"' project look shape Willi tin1 awl of tin1 Mohonk confluence, whose iiifiui'inf for at hit ration and pern o has been constant ami iar reaching. Nearly four years uro Mr Mack!:n,ik Kimi tn tin address at the Harvard commencement had a i good deal to say in (he best of taste about a i elebration of the one hundred years ol peace between the ancient ene mies and the now steadfast friends, it is ntitieeessiry to follow the steps bv which eminent men, iiicliidinc folo KoosKVi.ir, President TIT, I.KVi Moiiton. F.i.iim Moor, Johkpii II. iCltOAIEand Wii.uam.1. ItllYAN, efteeted an oitfiitiialion and mapped out the preliminaries. The national committee, lonneil to promote the celebration had u membership of ,1,1 mo about a year ago. This statement in the prospectus of the executive committee is illuminating: "It I tlie purpose of tho committee w lien International organization shall have been Hilvalitnl tu lnlti lint only l'l.nice unit tior many but Itnllaml, Snoilon, Norway, Italy, Atiitrln-lluiKMry anil other nations of tin orlil to lie our HiitMt In th'1 crlptiratlon The influence of such tt resounding acclaim upon the relations of civilized nations is incalculable. It promises to do more to make war immoral and inde fensible than the most curefully drawn arbitration treaty. Therefore the cele bration should have the support of all tight thinking and thoughtful men, and any insinuation that its object is not what plainly it is should be tabooed. Punishment of Hip Wicked. The notion tliiit any manufacturer, no matter how benighted and standpat tish, is going to shut up shop so long as he can keep it open profitably has an intellectual breadth and an economic truth that almost make it worthy towalk by the side of the theory that divers malefactors of great wealth got up the panic of MoT to injure themselves by way of an "object lesson." The liobber Harons may deserve the worst that Colonel WaTTKKSO.V ever said of them, but they are scarcely ca llable of biting off their noses to spite their faces. Not even u a testimony against the imiUity of "free traders" w ill they close the factory doors if bttii- ness remains good, or seek to grind down wages, which would amount to the same thing. (in the other hand, if any concern can not do business profitably under the next tariff or annot make money with out wage reduction, it will hardly be scared from arranging its own affairs by paper thunder from Washington. Kverybody hopes that the new tariff will make as little business disturbance as jiossible. The business world is eager to have the agony over and go to work heartily and proseroiisly. Yet before this ti- a new tariff . wlien only one iiou-c lias passed the new tariff bill, politics shows its ugly head m sol emn official admonitions from the party in power. Tlie IMucat Ion tif (Itir I'li.Tslcbins, The Sf.v has followi-d with interest the developments in the educational op portunities offered to the undergradu ates in medicine. We have directed attention to the valuable labors of the Carnegie l utindatiim, which has brought home to mil medical institutions the weak spots in their curriculum and the remedies for removing them The American Medical Association, w huh stands for till that is best and highest III every department of the physician' life work, is an organiza tion the like of which does not exist else where, combining with the most scien tific zeal in its membership executive ability of the highest type m its man agement. We have recently referred to the Council of Pharmacy anil Chem istry, which under its direction carries mi an unrelenting warfare against tiiai kery within and without the pro fession While we are not always in accord with its policy in minor matters, the course of the Journal of the American Medical Vssoeiatioti js t oinuieinlable In the essentials. In a recent issue appeals the report of tliij association' committee on medi cal education. The presiding officer, Or. I). Hkva.v, analyzes the faults and merits of the modem medical school. He regards two years of university study with a ossiblo diminution by preliminary study, four years of medical study and one year as interne as tho most useful course. He is quite correct in the idea which we have formerly elaborated that the hospitals of this country, aggregating '.'oo.ouo bods, may easily provide one year's interne service for every one of the 1,000 matriculates. The State medical examiners should adopt a uniform standard approximat ing this course. Another point in which Dr. Hevan is in accoid with our hitherto expressed views is that medical teachers should be, trained for their vocation. This training lias not leon supplied because of financial difficulties. Tho latter would be greatly diminished by the con solidation of schools that are, now com peting to their own and their studenta' detriment. It is a hopeful sign that such profitable consolidation htm been recently accomplished in Richmond, a., m St, Ixnus and elsewhere. Clinical teachers, being tho most im portant members of a medical school, should not bo relegated to a position beneath tliat of other professors. It would be a serious mistake, as seems to be contemplated by one of our best schools, to admit the teacher's private practico to any great extent. While the present method of permitting him to regard his teaching work as secon dary is exceedingly faulty, a clinical professor, chosen for scientiiio ability and pedagogio capacity, should devote at least four hours to teaching and ought to have somo private practice, which must , however, bo secondary to tlie university work. In this -say he remains in touch with tlie sick outside of tho hospital and becomes broadened Some German doctors wo havo met hero retain their dictatorial hospital manner. Under tho clinical professor a number of teachers: should lie, constantly in j training. The professors should rei civo , iiwr salaries mid be entitled to a place (on tin eiisioH ht. The interests of the community would ho subserved by permittitiK tho schools to nominate tin sliilf, us is done in our Presbyterian Hospital and in the division of Hollovtie, also in Cincinnati, St. Imis, Chicago nnd Cleveland. Politics and favoritism must Iw elim inated from our hospital directories to in sure the greatest benefits. Medical legis lation should teeognizo no wet or school and should demand the same knowledge of the principles and practice of medi cine from all applicants for license. Tito examiners shoitRI bo exiei1 in tlielr brunch and lie well paid, and not bo chosen from the medical schools. When the average legislator can bo induced to recognize the importance of health to his constituent the latter will be protected. Medical education is as im portant us sanitation. Swltchcl nnd a l)MtiPnuou Editor. Must the dweller in a Prohibition State hide other facts as well as the flask and demijohn? Hero is the editor of the Hiddeford 'lournal trying to sustain his wrongheaded theory of the ingredients of a sound leverage of havers and sailors by tampering with Noah Wr.n STKlt, whose Christian name should be a remainder of tolerant views of drink: "We turn to Whiisri.ii i.Vnui, not Ins li:t,i for conlltmatloii of the aieuracv of our favorite renlpe for swltchel mid lltnl " 'Hwltchel, a heierauc of molasses and water, fsoned with vfmttnr h mt ulliKer "' The erring Itiddefordiau puts a period after "ginger." 'I here is only a comma after it in Noah's book, and that comma is followed by the fatal words "and sometimes rum." I) Hiddeford, Hiddeford, is not w icked, naked, net rum not only sometimes nnd often but always to be preferred to fal sifying the returns? Hut hear what the Centurions say: "A drink mde of moUss arid wter, and sometime! t little vlnecar and ulnser, also rum and water meeteued with mo lasses, formerly a common beveragn among American nallor ; hence, In Mllora' use, any urotiB drink, sweetened and flavored " We ltave it to the marines to decide whether modem sailors many of whom are teetotalers in spite of ancient tradi tionsknow "switcheP either in itself or as a synonym for other vanities. The protuberant fact is that switchel is often if not usually rum and molasses watered to taste. Why did Noah say "sometimes"? Or was it his inheritors who put in that qualification? Any body who has read his "Kssays' will not doubt his knowledge of rum. whereof the Nutmeg folks inserted Gargantuan loads in his time. Our remembrance is that he held a gallon a year to be enough for a family, if it used wine and so on too. Hut moderate as he was for that time, 1700 or thereabout, a rumless switchel would never have occurred to him. As to Maine or any other switchel, Tun SfN knows nothing save philologi cally: it has an impression, however, that Mr. Philip Hai.e of Hoston in his "Dirigo Peregrinations" describes a Hiddeford haymaking scene, and dwells with philosophical calm on the jug of switchel i.Medford and molasses with not too much water', wrapped in a cloth, doused in the spring under the old elm tree, and consulted from time to tune with obvious satisfaction by pitcher, loader and raker after." Wait till the Hiddeford journalist "gits in his hay." Carl fsrliur.. The unveiling of the statue of Caiu. Sciu'liz on Morningside Drive calls to mind in a busy ago a German bom American who was one of the foremost citizens of the country in devotion and service. A man of high ideals and irre proachable character, he never spared himself in any cause for which he en- lrMed. Whether as a soldier in the war between tlie Mates to save the I'tiion, or as a citizen on the firing line of reform, he always gave of his best and won distinction. He was so good an American that he led, taught and in spired his American born fellow citizens. Men might differ with him, but they ad mired his ability anil never questioned his sincerity. It is in the garb of a civilian that Caw. Kent' kk will live in bronze, and he would havo wished it so. If lit) could have chosen the inscription on the ped estal it would have been what appears there: "Defender of Liberty ami Friend of Human Right." This question Is of gome interest: "Why does our beautiful and bright Miss Civic Fame turn her back so otetitatlously to brooklyn?" If we take the Hrooklyji view of it It might bo said that she has completed her studies in that quarter to her entire satis faction and has turned tn investigate in other directions. Former Senator TUn.r.T has had entirely too much publicity for Haiu.y's good Of course he still retains the respect and confidence of Wall Street and Its allies. And he I entitled to both .lnnfoomeri ,oiirnai When In doubt swat Wall Street If necessary to III! out a column. It is impossible to analyze a thought process into sensations, linages and their associative connections I'svchologicat fir- rieif. A little reading of the CongrcRnional Record will materially alter this dictum. Analyze the thought process of the Hon. Cordell HtJU. on the income tux and you get a sensation, an image and an as sociative connection not unlike that of complete coma. Try it on the office cat and be convinced At a temperance meeting held in nrls tol, Va.-Tenn., it was made known that in the event Hristol voted "dry" on May 9 a majority of tho '.'ZO qualified votors in Abingdon, Va., had signed a solemn pledge to vote to discontinue thn Abingdon dis pensary. So fur us wo are aware this Is the lirst case of a mutual municipal "swear off." The Urate Monarch's Mistake, Henry of Navarre told tlirm tn fellow hh plume, "It lio'l as cnnnulcuous as an early Mraw hat," tkey crumbled. rn iv r nf." m: :ir. n ceniiiil of tlie Iti cenl I'lllietloll h an Miller l soilatr Clllcn. On the day that brotiKlit 'IhotnpMiti home from Italy he called on me at my office and suggested that we should walk up town together, us we had done often befoie he deserted New York for the Kiinin lie had so long loved I explained to him (hut my habits hud changed with the years, and that I wus no longer physi cally capable or Intellectually Inclined to the kind of "walk" we hail once re joiced in daily, a "walk" that began with a cocktail lit th" Aster House, was sus tained by discreet libations nt various favored and forgotten places of tefresh- metil, and ended with an excursion into politics at the Fifth Avenue, urn study of art at the Hoffman House. Tlumison laughed at me, and twltleil me about my age He Maid I needed "stirring up," nnd that I was not so feeble as I believed, nils irritated mo; J told Thompson 1 was not leeble, but had acquired what 1 wan convinced hej never would" common seme. He was not Irritutetl, but laughed again, and repented his challenge. Somewhat nettled, I ac cepted it. Per old sake's Kike, and because tho building wa soon to be destroyed, wo went from my office to the Astor House. Thompson Insisted on my having a cock tall with him, and I was glad to have him join m. As we were drinking on my Invitation, old Perkins, whom wo both knew years ago, dropped in Some time later we decided to peek In at tlie Woolworth building to see If the main hull merited the approval Robinson had he.itd epre.scd by all architect lit) knew. The wind blows very atinoyingly in fiont f Mount Woolwor'lh ft lodged some dust in my throat We found the Wool worth corridor uninteresting antl hut ried up to Stewatt's 'I here wet e .1 number of men from the city depart ments nt Stewart's, most of whom we knew. One of these men had to go to hi office in tlie Park Itow Building He said that if we would walk over with him he would walk up town with us We agreed Wo spent some time in the Park How Hulld- mg, on the ground floor ft had then grown quite late, and Thompson said that rather than dine uptown ho would have an old fashioned dinner at Katy's, where we Used to go frequently This was tti the taste of all of u, and wo started for Katy! A we reached the coiner of Ann street my hat was knocked off by a clumsy fellow who bumped into me I started to lemonstrato with him, but tho churl only grinned foolishly at me Tlie wind caught my lint, and much as I wanted to give him a lesson in manners I had no time to do it I ran after my hat up Park row, and regained it from an amiable newsboy, who smiled pleasantly nt m as b handed it to me I wanted to re ward him and drew sonm change from my pocket. As I did so one of the Inconsiderate, boors so ftequently seen on the streets to-day knocked my elbow, scattering tho coins on the pavement at tho foot of the statue of Franklin I stooel to pick them up As I did so my foot slipped on a bit of fruit catclessly thrown on tho stieet by some ignoiant ieron and I fell to the ground Fortunately, a police man was near, attracted by the crowd of idlers who delight in watching tho trivial tnislortunes of a gentleman Ho kindly and politely as-isied mo to regain my equilibrium As I ro-e from the ground 1 caught my lirst glimpse of Civic Fame Only that day the authorities had re vealefl her to the people of tho city, atop tho new MunicipAl building, bringing its severely plain line and cool granite Surfaces to a culmination in a burst of unexpected, tiizznng color illumined and enhanced by the rays of tlie setting etui, she overlooked tho city and seemed to cast a glorious radiance oter the build ings that surrounded her. her feet tirmly planted on a golden sphere whoso glisten ing surface. gave tho eftect ot continual motion, her golden robe Hooting in tho evening breeze Her po-e wus that of a strong and wie woman, her countenance bore the incrutabl calm of greatness achieved throuph struggles and suffering. Her uplittetl hand held aloft the crown of sovereignty nnd a branch of laurel. Suspended from her nrm tho city shield flash's! golden red. I looked, and was entranced I confess that in tlie ecstasy of that sudden revela tion of beauty, in tho clamoring thoughts that vision called to my mind, I forgot all except the lieing poised high above ine and the splendid thought its authors bad so cunningly wrought into it I Mocsl, unconscious of the hurrying throng about ine, as the sun ilijipH'.ired lieyond the Hudson, as tho street lights flamed around me, as tho hurrying throng of homeward bound toilet's thinned and ebbed away, watching with eager eyes the figure far above my head. While I was still watching I heard a slight, metallic uolso immediately above me I glanced up and saw thnt Dr. Franklin was climbing down from his pedestal His eyo caught mine, and ho exclaimed, in a somewhat petulant voice I thought: "Here, can't you lend n hand? Do you think it is easy for a man in bronze small clothes to climb down twenty feet?" Of course I sprang to assist him, and when he was on the ground I brushed u little dust off his shoulder. "It Is pretty dusty up there," said Dr. Franklin, "but I don't mind it. Hurry along now." Ho walked rapidly through City Hall Park, crossed Broadway and went down Purk place to the Sixth avenue elevated railroad, I following him. Wo got on board a downtown train and rode to South Ferry. Our car was well lilled, and I was glad to recognize among tho passengers many of my old friends. Thero were two Hornco Greeleys, ono 'from the Tribune building and ono from Greeley Square; Suitsst Cox, Senator Conkling from Madison Square, who was deep in conversation with his. neighbor, ex-President Arthur; General Lafayette from Uniotl Squure, President Lincoln from tho same interesting neighborhood, Daniel Webster from Central Park, arm in arm with Sir Wnlter Scott; Secretary Seward of Twenty-third street and Fifth avenue, Governor Peter Ktuyvesunt of St, Murk's Church, General Washington of Union Square and a host of others. As wo panned down I ho elovated rail road stairway Abraham Do Pnystor crossed from Howling Green and joined Ericsson in Battery Park Wo fell in beliuid them ami maue our way to a temporary reviewing stand on which we all found seats. I was much interested in my companions, whom Dr. Franklin know well, and 1 listened Interestedly to their conversation, Unfortunately, I feel, there was time for nothing except commonplace salutations and inquiries hh to the health of the com puny befoie a gtoup of )rsons crossing tho lawn drew our attention As it nu proached a section of seats in tho front of the reviewing stand which had been kept vacant by a sipiad of policemen I tecognietl Civlo Fame In the front tank She wa s pported on lh right by Liberty of Ilcdlow's Island nnd on the left by Justice of City Hull, while her (tain was held up by tlie Kates from Ihe Criminal Couits building As a guard of honor tlie Sailor and the Indian from tho City Seal walked on one side of her, while the two bavers protected tho other. Nullum Hale of Cilv Hull Plaa walked behind. Civlo I'auin and her escort took thn vacant seats amid the cheers of the others in tlie stand As they settled back In comfort an odd gtoup emerged from thn Harge Aloe and walked toward them. Its members I at once recognized as Gog and Magog of London and Hlg Hen. All of them greeted Civic Fa mo cordially. Hlg Hen seemed to lie their guide nnd leader I heard lilin say: "1 knew you would Im glad to have my friends ring In with mo." It struck mens a poor enough witticism, I'"1' "r Franklin smiled at it, and even General Washington's severe countenance 1 1 , ni lmt nnlv ,,,..,1,,.! thoie which nie softened for a moment, ,,( favored Scarcely had Gog and Magog got seats Could anything be more conducive to a before a tall, well formed young girt. 1 public and general dlsiecnd of and d!--wearlng a s.ish on which was imprinted tespeit for the law? Comtress Itself says "I will," appeared bofolo us ami an- tli.it tlie l.iw shall not be observed, that the nounced in a loud ami clear voice: I respom-lble ofllclals of the l.overnu.ent "Civic Fame, your feffow symbols. mn- ; Z 'tZ liiuuiiir Mini huiiues wiii-iihj ytiu your new habitation anil speed you in thn petfortn.inco of your heavy but hon orable task He of Rood cheer: your people am good people; your city Is a good city; your associates and colleagues ,iro your friends. "bet the parade begin!" Am the vnllliiT wotn.iti said thn Inst words there was a sound of tnusio in the east "nil .Mollis, leading hi finest musicians marched into the park They wheeled into position opposite Civic Fame and played on Inspiriting march. I'ho Grand Marshal of the parade followed with his stuff Tho Grand Marshal wnsOouernl William T Sherman of Central Park, magnificently mounted; nnd on hi left walked Admiral David (i Farm gut. lit command of the murine division About them were their aides, tho eagles from the State shields, under immediate command of the Ameri can Fugle from the United States Arms who had as honorary aide the englo of Mexico, who brought his own commis sariat, antl tho Phienix of Louisiana, who needs no commissariat. behind them eam the soldiers and i sailors from all th" soldiers' and sailors' .... , .. ... monuments in the country, marching with martial precision and military discipline. , I identified Shaw of Massachusetts, Gen- erul Lee of Virginia, General Hancock and a doen moro, while those about me were constantlv oolntinif out their friend lis. thev n.iss.s-1 I-,,,.!, mintuinr sa uted Civio Fame a it marched past her, and each salute she punctiliously returned Behind the military came the civic division, largely recruited from the seals of the States; Minerva, her California bear acting as her uid. In this division I was particularly attracted by Mercy of Arkansas nnd the Alusknn Seal Hunter. A gentleman from Georgia bore u sword with apparent familiarity and issued com mands to an armed agriculturist from Iowa tu a most original fashion Two Kentucklan clasped hands with fervor all the time. Tlie Oregon prairie schooner followed Immediately behind the New Hampshire ship and the Tennessee river boat. 1 noticed that the parader care fully refrained from encroaching on the bees from Utah, except tlie lears from Missouri. The Nebraska blacksmith bore his anvil with him nnd seemed ready to undertake the repair of anything that might come to pieces. Fortunately his services were not needed. The Liberties made a remarkable show of beauty and strength, and I noticed that each of them gave a siecial salute to Liberty of Bed low's, who i in a way, I suppose, the head of their guild. I did not try to count tlie Indians of all tribes and nations who went by, many of them hunting the buffalo. Tho In dians seemed to pay no attention to their brother in Civic Fame's suite, though they should have felt honored at the sH'cial distinction conferred on their race. And none of the beavers in tho precession paid the slightest attention to the beavers from the city seal, although It is obvious that for beavers to leave their places anil I g to battery Park with a statue from the Municipal Building nnd sit witli two Horace (ireeleys and one Dr. Franklin antl tho Seventh Hegiment soldier and Alexander Hamilton is enough to con vince even Thompson that I can no longer walk up Broadway with him as I used to do before wo were middle ngetl and sedate. On New York lleslanrsnts. I'o Tnr. r.ruTon or Tnr. Scn- Sir: 1 have read with great Intercut the letter under the heading "New- York Hestaurants" signed Surly Hear " "Sin ly Hear" is not suily at all He Is a man who has the courage to come riu'ht out and protest against th out rageous treatment thai the aveiago peron 1 siibjei ted to who pntrouiz.es tho New oik testaurnut as managed to-dav Tho whole system is one of Insolent graft," and unless one I willing to bribe every flutiM-, irum Head waiter to coat bov, for the most ordinary civility he had better go hungry and avoid restaurants. It I no longer a question of how much money one will spend for food and drink It I a uuestlon of what It will cost to satlsly thi) blackmailing demands of servants, so called, who aro allowed tho privilege of pro ine upon tho patron of restaurants, I havo tiavelleil in nearly every elvllieil country In the world, and tho proprietors of the New York restaurants should be ashamed of the alleged service that they give In comparison with that of othercltles. It would tal;o too long to glvo all my ex periences, but 1 should like to meet "Suily bear" and compiro notes. Dinmi, NhW on. May in. In the Subway. He who fro'ii the street dsooud Into the noonday night Where Mercury with Pluto blends To lorin a phantom flight Shall see the flickering domes that akrt, dray walls that grimly glide, ' And fairy lltfhu that spring and start In the iaili of tho Cireat .toy Hide. Fantastic Is tlm Imagery Of gloom and garih gleam, And iiiun at lait may claim to bt The forger of a dream: When lo, the sunbeams strike the car With a radiance soft and sweet, And things appear ns they really are. For we've reacliol Manhattan street. On afternoons they eatherln A splendid gilded throng. And mammon worship Is their sin And pleasure is their song; Lovely women, gay festooned, Adorn tho darksome way, Their conversation sweet attuned 'I'o man and matinee. Their scintillating gems bespeak bf Oriental wealth, The flashing eye and rosy cheek Proclaim the boon of health: When lo, the Hun god unites the car, banishing all deceit, And things appear as thoy really are, For we've reached Manhattan street. THE LAW. Hill resident Mnodrow Hilton Men It Into Operation? To Tnr. i:iiiToit or I'nr si n- -sir Will the President 'if the t tilted States h"come n law bleaker? Will Im tlgn tho bill w hit h appropriates public funds tor all duties of tho Department of .fustien ccrpt tlie tint V to prosecute labor erRalilatloiis which maj choose to defy thn Sherman anti trust law '' 'I lie Supreme Cotitt has field tliat th" Sherman law touches the ads of tusranlzed labor which nr in testralnt of trade us Tell as the acts of organized capital which ate In restraint or trade It Ihe lawful duty of the Attorney-tietieral to proeciiteoflenil- ersaualnst the Sheiman law or to proc I against them by civil process; but he Is de pendent upon the funds which t'oiiirtesH may appropi'l.itn for the us of Ihe Depart ment of Justice Comtress has made all appropriation for tlie Department of jus tice, conditioned tliat the Sttui nev -t ielier.ll shall ncclert Ids duty and that he shall die- j toward the law; tie must not cnforie the Herman law iinanisi rerunn ui.hii-.i ...hi ltl,c.tl..,,j ,1... t n,ithlr-.icl lit rostrjitnt of others. Wilt President Wilson also treat the law n ith contempt? I f h" does, w hat cause of siuprlse will we have If the propaeand i of anatcliyaiiilsocl.il revolution involvlin; the overthrow of all our institution shall make headway In tho land'' I' l.rwjs vnr.nos Nkw York, May in I'lllEXIILY They Conic to wAiixixa nnn.i.its, 'ortlf) a Tot hI ttstlnence llesnltitlou. I Io thf. I.tnron oi Tnr. HCN-.S'tr I haven't taken a drink In forty year I inner was a drutikiitil, but I had come to drink too much, and the time came when I realled that I would have to choose be tween drinking and a short llf and ab stinence with a chance for a loin; life, and I preferred the lone life. So through all those years 1 have never taken a drink, and I shall never take another I am a teet,,. taler, absolutely, for in tliat coursn only lies my safety. I l.ven with this protection I must still I watch, keep constantly fortified, for drink I insMious I At IrrcRiilar Intervals through thee forty ',,Hr, 1 l"'v'' had, sent nv some rood nm!ei, "!'r, " ' 7'"'," T Ihae found myself drlnklnc aealn In mod- ,,. , ,. ,oyotHly ., .,.. kf M1 frm)i wth a new. deep, wanins impression At the risk of seemlriR "sloppy" 1 would ay that In my last dream of thl -ort I saw- "' mother; her serene, familiar llgure as v "' "PP'-nr ai a in ie- iiisi,i. She has ibeen dead a do?en years My forty years ha,e been years of joy and freedom: it Is to help me keep oft so, I sup pose, that I cet occasionally these friendly warning dreams. A 1) Detroit, Mich . May 7. The Foml Paternal Ass. To Tnc KntTon or Tun Srx- .sir The timely letter In our column signed "D K H " reminds me that our progressive age Is progressing alone every line, even the line of public mils nice One of Pr Holmes' early uoum. entitled "Dally Trial, by a Sensitive Man," contains thl stanza flillilrcu wlUi itriims htrsppM roiiml them by the foml psterntil ass, Peripatetics with a blade ot grass lletRten their thumbs." The fond piternal as has now Improved upon this Instead of a mem drum, re stricted to the nuisance of noise, he equip his hoi'ful joungster with a pistol that to tho noise add the danger of blood poison ing from the (lying pieces of percussion caps and educate him toemulate the James bovs Nearly every day 1 pas group of children In the street and wo young hoodlum shov ing those dangerou toy pistols Into the face of smaller bovs and littlo girl It Is a disgrace to our police authorities that they should n ed to have their atteti tlon called to thl- matter. I. Nl.w York, May Hi .1. most Inn for the Kxtra Session. To Tiik F.pitor or Tun Scn-Sir- Will some of your readers inform tue w hether It Is possible to poach an egg on both sides? Wn.l.MM ri.KMM I.no wa r New Yon. May in The finntl ttlil Astor Iloune. To thb Kpitob or Tnr. taw- .Sir; Savory odor (111 the nostril-, the mouth waters as you Agitate Ihe palate with memories of real food, ile lliiously cooked, by your pleasing rsfcretico to that hostelry of "Magnlrlutict'un-tructliin." tltitnl b artistic time, the Astor Ilour free from humbug, free from all the Irritating annoj aiicrs that "Surly Hear" complains of In "New York Hestaurants," this 'Vhrlne of the classic American cuisine" should be picservcd. They may tear dnn the building, but If the proprietors w 111 move their kitchen, 5ivury cook ing and rial hospitality elsewhere they will find that thrsr emulative qualities can't be torn down, no matter ho many times the building that housed them may be. James I). 1)kwki.i Jr. Nw lUvr.N. Conn . May . The Vicissitudes of a Broadway Theatre. To inE Umtoh or Tilt: HcN-.sir In lour editorial article t u stated the i',rt The sire Trail Mis was on fourteenth urcet 1 have a recollec tion of a thcatie thus named which was located about the tieulnnlng of the civil war opposite, the Metropolitan Hotel. It afterward became Canterbury Hall of the pretty waller girls it miwn. limy Pastor occupied the Mine place prior to rcmmal to Tammany Hall. Various itheatrlcal ventures met with varied vicissitudes n this bygone house which probahly tome of jour older readers may recall. ,N.w York, May lu. A Constant Ueapmi. London Knallsh. Front la Poll Mall Caitttt. Witness at Ihe Old Htrect I nllee l onrt He , called my wife a koo. The Macbtratc-Wliat: A Voice- He means a Vaott. Another Voice Kaw. The Majlstralc-Oh, a cowl No I'meen Itlush There) Orar had Just written "j-'ull maoy a Bower la born to blush unseen." "Not on your life," we assured him. ".Smith's chickens can see them three Inches under ground." Varjlna Views of "tlWc Fame." THE IUSEIULI. FAN. Can such be Tame Earth for her football, lightly poised she stands. 'Ihe sculptor Is to blame. Ulse had she tw Irled the sphere llhln her hands , flaseball's the people'b game. Tit! SCrPRAOETTE. That shield she bears victorious Had made n splendid place Whereon to trace Our slogan glorious Well, she's a woman, anyhow; Mo we are to ihe hire, Mow. TnE vit'DEvit,i. lurnESAato. Thst darning stum atop a ball Is old; It leaves me cold. Ton bad they couldn't pick a turn That had a punch, with all that cold to burn. 1 BROOKLYN. She's turned her back npou us and our cares To amlle upon the nation. All we seem good for Is to furnish Mayors And boost the population, TFIE MAN IN THE BTBEET. It's o high up that I can't scu What Civic Fame Is like at all, b'geel . Uacrici Mouib, THE LAW TO HIIEAK CIVIC CENTRE SITE GOT AT A BARGAIN ('oiiilt'innniioii Hoard Refused to Consider Testimony of Experts. MIKLKAMXU TIIKV SAY DtM-liirc Whole System slim He Alitilisliotl to IM'oh'cl TrciiHtii'.r. Declaring cpTt teKtltnunv f.,r , trly owners to be misleading am worthies, members of the comlemni tlun commission, who on Ft May titn pleti.'d the work of N.ilulPi the prop, erty In the court lioiue site innl ri, centre, said yesterday that thn while system Is wrong and should be nVj . Ished If the city treasury I to bo pro. tec-toil It was acred that In no condemna tion In recent years has the cltv fn-,j so well. S- ine men thought that i fw of the property nwnt received a 1 , more than their properties nre w-n,, but the ristilt generally wn.-t mo: t i it Isfaclui y. The commission completed In .ins hundred sltttngs more than twt o as eti nsive work a the Brooklyn BrMg.i terminal condemnation, which took three jears. The values fixed by ti.( court hoii.se commission are nearer thoi Mab!lhei by the I'orporatlon Oounrol through th city's witnesses than iti any case on record. Members ot tho commlrRlon said ye. terdny that they e.ictcd no apaif from their awards, for they bellied that Mcry property owner got mors than Ills property actually was worth and In i .planatlon of that statement ailileil that tin- commission would h.ivi ll.Nod lower values on many of tho prop erties condemned bad tho city's cxisrts not testified to certain values below winch awards could not be niacfo with out the possibility of a long legal tnngK In arriving at their awards, the com missioners Mild, thev bad overlooked 'hs testimony of experts entirely and had work'd on their own uctual knowledgi of real estate conditions and values, "Kxpert testimony ruch as was glmn ... ( . 1.1 4t.nm "Ib ai me ueuilllH, r-ani to'j ui ,- no guidance for tin bonest commlssfin The owners of tin. t propvrty could not will it. away, give !t away or dispose of it In nny other way, but when thl court liouso site wan agitated it sua1 denlv took on value according to the experts, a.id had not thl commission steadfastly refuse1! to bo misled by the statements made 'o it the site might have cost $S,i)uO."im or more." It was learned yesterday that the Commissioners. Abram I. lilkus, chnl; man. .lames .1. t'oogan and Henry Schli'lder, had persistently euukd t ." attempt on the part of the property owners' lawyers to Introduce Into the testimony the condemnation recoid lor the Brooklyn Bridge approach, which includes the Municipal Uulldlng site In that case the Commissioners awarded prices '2- per cent, almve the city expert's appraisals. Pressed on this point the Commissioners at one time said they would resign before accept inn the Brooklyn Hildge apptoach flumes Many do not agree with the Con mlssloners that the present condemn.! tlon system is "archaic nnc". prolllb 'f robbery." Thcio were a good many wh thought that the commission lias proed that the city's Interests aie well pr teetcd under the present lnsv when 11." men appointed to c intlcmuatlon com missions are of the proper times. I' even was suggested th.i' the c'ty ce , do no better than to continue the same men as a condemnation board to acqu r title to the strip needed for the exten slon of Seventh avenue, which will I the next large property to be acqulted in this way. The Corporation Counsel's office was satisfied by the awards, but especial pleasure was expressed over the dlffet ent standard the commission set fcr such work. Much credit for the manner In which the city fared in the Com House con demnntion was awarded yi sterility ' 1 Charles D. Olendorf. Assistant Corpora Hon Counsel In charge of the prucecl ings. It was said that to bis knowl edge, ability and the careful propitia tion of his case the credit was due tha' owners were unable to verify the values they claimed, amounting to JlO.'JjO.non. Kiiinr i'Etitioxs wii.sa. t'rnrs Veto at Hill Kic. -pilots Labor L'nlons From I'rosecnt Ion. John Klrb. .lr, president of the N -tlon.il Assoel itioti of Manufacturers 1 yerturirtiy th.it the a"-o itlofl and le i 300 national, Htnte ami local oimnier-in! IsirtU's will send a petition to Tresi l't Wilson utslng hint to veto the stunW dit bill onnfiintnr a clause prevent ns the w ot public funds to ptosecuto violations " the Sherman anti-trust act by 1 ihor o- c tlcullural organizations. The petitioning associations represent a menihorh i "f mote than :oo,in)t) bulni-s men eiiB.iK'l In every branch of Industry and : inerce. After pointing out that Piesldet,' Ti declined the piovMou lu the bill to N "class legislation of the most vlelou sort and declaring that the debate lu tlm f' ate hud made It clear that tho pill post ot tlm n-strletlon Is to do "Indirectly t'lit which CoiiKH-ss cannot do lu tuch .i "I11 dlicctlv." Mr. Klrby said; "Never befote h.ia the Congress of I'littid States deliberately directed, so as It may, that the Executive Ucpa-" ,e fir mt to shall not enfurco the law with re!" any class ut individual who may iu.o it, This Is not a piopos.il tu amend ' law so as to exempt labor or agrl. u'tu Jl combinations from Its piovlMom n ' modify It so as to ile:iri their act ' thereunder. It Is wur.se than that l- l clnra that the law, unmodified, sh. ' be enforced, and that while evcr i" ",rl who entfis Into tin agreement 1 " splracy to resltaln tr.ulo Is a critr t ' Department of Justice shall pio- tj some of the criminals, but not all. ' It Is a promise of criminal tmn-un t pledged In advance of tho commission of crime. It violates every principle "" American government, destroys equal-' before thn law and brings tho law- t's'lr Into contempt." Mr. Klrby recalled a speech tiU'te l'v Mr. Wilson us the head of Princeton Ft"' verslty In April. ll"7, when the President referred to labor organizations if' leaders, reprei-entlug ony a minority tho laboring men of the countiy. as a claw "quite as monopolistic In spirit as the capi talism and quite u apt to corrupt ana ruin our Industries by their monopoly-' UndrrMiioi! t'onaulla Wilson. Washington, May 10. President Wil son had a eonferei.M with Itepresentatu Un'H-rwiKKl. tho rmJ'jrity lender, at ' White House, this attcrnoon. Mi. Underwood said later that leglslatbc matters had been discussed but that i' decision had been reached lu rcgaid to tho form of tho currency bill.