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Knterrd At the Post Offlce nl New- York as Second
( lurs Mall Matter
tsuhscrlplltins ti.i Mull, Postpaid.
DAILY, Per Monlli ll .1(1
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St'NDAY, Per Year a BO
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TUB EVKNINO HPS'. I'rr Month....
THE r.VKNI.S'd HUN, I'er Year
a so
Postage to foreign countries added.
All checks, money oriii-rsi. Ac, to tip nude pay
able toTllK.SL'.N.
ntailcrs of Tnr. SL'N leaving town for the sum
mer months can have the morning and Sunday
editions delivered to llirm In any pari ot this
country or lairopc on Ihc term stated above.
Addresses hanged at otirn at desired. Order
through ncw-dcaler or directly of Publication
Office, telephone 3:oo Ucckman.
Published dally, Including Sunday, by the Sun
Prlntlngand Publishing Association at I "n Nassau
street. In the llorough of Manhattan, New York.
President and Treasurer, William l Helek. 170
Xnssau street; Vice-President. lMw-ard I'. Mlteliell.
tfb Nassau street: Secretary, C. K. Luxton, 1T0
Nassau street.
Iindon office, EiTtngham House, 1 Arundel
street. Strand.
'Pari' offlce, a Hue de la Mlchrsllcre. off line du
Quatre Scptembre.
Washington office, lllbbs Untitling.
Ilroollyn office, 108 Livingston street.
our Irlfnds uho furor us trill mmusrrlpM tint!
(Jllillrjlloni for publication KisH to hate rtjteleit
artvles ttturntd istv mutt In all casts send stamps
ttr that put post.
.Hppcdlnn the Shovel,
leagues and associations for the re
nomination of Mayor Gay.nor are
springing up all over the city:
"Bait Side, Went Side, all around the
Citizens of foreign birth, citizens of '
dome-tic birth, new Americans, old
American, citizens without distinction
, .. ... .... , '
of race, color or previous condition of '
, .. , ' , ,
political wrvltudc or iinlcpendfiKv. are i
vying with one another In their zeal to i
keep a good tenant In the City Hall. ;
The petitions are thick as autumnal
leaves that strow the brooks In Viillom-
brosn. The names are piling up like .
trouble on the fuslonlsts.
To-night the tlrst (iaynor banner will 1
be run up at Houston str.-et and Second
avenue. Peforo long the town will be
iwvilloncd with thoM ensigns of cotu
mon sense nnd good government.
The Shortest Itnad to Itehalillltatlon
for tioernor Sul.er.
Unlike the Constitutions of reernl
other States of the Union the Consti
tution of New York does not limit the i
process of liniK-nchmont to offences or
mlscomlt.ct while actually In olUeo.
The earlier Constitutions of this I
State did It. fact attempt to dellno In
general terms the nature of ImiH-ach-
able offences. Cor Instance, the New
York Constitution of 1777:
"That the power of ImpmchliiR all offi
cers of the State for mat and corrupt
conduct In their respective offices be
Vested In the representatives of the people
In Assembly."
The New Yolk Constitution of 121
broadened the range of lmi-eaehable :
offences, thus:
"The Assembly shall bap the power of
impenemm,' ail ciwi oincers or tills Mate,
for mat und corrupt conduct In otllce. unit
or high crimes otnl misdemeanor!.'
The CoiiMltutlon of 1MI! dropil the j
attempt to deilne. even In the broad-1
est and most general way, the cliarac-1
ter or time of the offence warranting '
Inpeachineut proceedings, with slight !
verbal changes its provisions were tlm
same as these In the present Constl- j
tutlon of tv.i, wliiclt are unnffected in I
tals respect by any amendment
"The Assembly shall have the power of
Impeachment, by a vote of a majority of
all the members elected. The court for
the trial of impeachments shall be com-
; tor parV of ,n" and
the Judges of the Court of Appeals, or
the major part of them.
the trial of an Impeachment the members
of the court shall tak an oath or afllrmi-
tlon truly and Impartially to try the Im
peachment according to the evidence, and J compalgns of publicity for their propa
no person shall be convicted without the , p.,,,,),,, but that there Is nn organized
concurrence of two-thlrds of the members ... Wiishlmrton devotlntr Its ener-
prMtnl- .Jgles to embroiling the United States
Thus In the evolution of the organic i and Mexico In an armed conflict no
tun ..e tl... c... ..c v..... v.. ..i- .. .11. 1
,,, yii (lit; rutin- ill ,uiu. ir uin
tlnct from the organic law of some
other States, the court of Impeachment
has become the sole judge of what Is
and what Is uot within Its Jurisdiction
ns nn impeachable offence warranting
removal from high olllce, it Is not
limited, except by the oaths nnd con
sciences of Its members, In determining
the character or time of the acts which
In Its Judgment shall constitute evi
dence of iinlitm.'ss fop dillce. It Is the
highest of all courts In the State's ju
dicial organism, anil in the nature of
things lie re can be no appeal to any
other Jurisdiction.
An appeal from the Court of Im
K.'iehuient to the Court of Appeals, for
example, is unthinkable; for the Judges
of the Court of Appeals are by the
Constitution members of the Court of
Impeachment and such appeal would be
from n whole to a part.
All this Is as It should be. The
provision for Impeachment proceedings
against a Cow-rnor of New York Is in
keeping with the broad purposes of im
peachment procedure, which have per
haps never been stated more clearly
than by Mr. (ii.owiK Ticknou Ci:htih In
his "History of the Constitution of tlm
United States":
"The purposes of nn Impeachment lie
wholly beyond the penalties of the statute
or the, customary law, The object of the
proceed I ni; U to Msceitaln whether cause
Kxlsts for tcmnvliiK a public, officer from
office, Such a ciuaii may b found In
the fact that, either in the illsrhnrgc of
his officii or axlilo fiom tH functions, ho
haa violated a law oi committed what Is
technically denominated n ciime. lint a
cause for rcmmul muy cxi wiK. no
orTencn against positive Uw hai been com
mlttcd, ns when the Individual ha from
Immorality or Imbecility or tnaladmlnPJ
trntlon become unfit to exercise the offlce."
Thus by ntir Constitution ilio high
trihtinal is established which by the
very breadth nutl llnnllty of its Juris
diction iiml powers offers to assailed
liiiKHTiiop the swiftest untl surest routp
to vindication iiml the restoration of
public cotitldencc. If Covcrnor Sulzkr
In ii wise inn it. or even mi adroit limn,
iiml If he Is conscious ol rectitude nml
satisfied, ns his ceiiernl denial sepniB to
liiillcnte, of the sulllelcticy of the evi
dence be win olTer In defence, why
should he not welcome the opportunity
which Impeachment gives htm? Why
sltotild be nut speed the process Instead
of attempting to n void or obstruct It?
The dory, we say again, nsltiR the
words of Mr. Justice Joskph Htory
the glory of an ncqulttnl which nscer
tnlns and confirms Innocence!
War Lobbies at the Capital.
No one but Senator John Sharp
Williams of Mississippi bus discovered
a war lobby In New York nnd Wash
ington, and It Is earnestly to be hoped
that the President will not take the
Senator's alarms seriously. Dr. (Sal
linoer of New Hampshire has pro
tested iiKalust the cruelty of putting
the lobby Investigating committee ou
the scent after its experiences with
"Colonel" Mulhall, nnd the Senator
should W heeded. Of nil lobbies a
war lobby would lw the most heartless
nnd pertlillous; compared with It a
tariff lobby might he regarded us
blameless. Mr. Williams does not
have n Jot of evidence that n lobby Is
stealthily working to bring ubout nn
Invasion of Mexico by the armed forces
of the United States. In the Senate
n day or two ago he said:
"t am of the deliberate opinion that there
In now an organized and a syndicated
effort to brltiK about war betwen the
United States und Mexico, organized with
lobbyists here, organlied and syndicated
through hc newspapers with money be-
Mni1 n,ld "ol "u J,,exlcan. mney
und that they must, n their patriotism
, , ' ...
and good sense and wisdom, hold them-
e,V(l8 , fheck they can , do not
,)dlcve there , n Senator hcro who lja8
)eI, otlcluB recent editorials In many
metropolitan newspapers who will not
ngroc with mo that they have a sameness
of tenor, a farafiicm of purpose and a
sameness of statement that show a syn-
'"cated. moneyed effort behind them. It
18 ,,me' 1 ,nmK- ,nal we Bnou,u pBU
it Is certainly time the Hon. John
Sharp Williams should pause. Is
there no one to reason with him
(calmly before ho Plunges Into debate
Ukmi Mexican uffiilrs and make sura
that he Is not suffering from cerebral
excitement? War editorials In "many
metropolitan newspapers"! No oue
but hlm.-elf has been a victim of an
I...... ,t hnm nnrl
7'"'" ""'".r" , 1
,,le ,' ,,II,bl?k "f l,,olsm- the
wh,,,' ,lu' "" ,s t'K,u11 "nd """I
, not ,,f,r,"R, nur
set-lng how a plausible case can Ih made
out ior ii. -ir. is ii'" n
1 he says that he has the support of the
people In his deliberate policy of non
i Intervention.
! Senator William Aldex Smith of
j Michigan has also discovered a war
' lobby or some activity akin to It. He
t has furnished particulars and named
names, lie does uot ileal aitogetner
, vllRlle nU(l tmttnm0 ,teneralltles
fas John Sharp Williams does. Mr.
smith's lobby, which he Insinuates
,,.w ,.. ..r ,f tl, Slntn nnn.irhiient.
represents the Constitutionalists In
Mexieo and Its sisikcsiuan Is n Wash-
inuton attorney. A member of this
1 illeged lobby lately supplied Senator
morris Shipparh of Texas with a
lirlef giving the rank and Hie of the
insurgent army In Mexico, together
with a list of the portions of States
anJ ctIe! ,)oy occupy. It was cer-
talnly Imposing, If true, and the Sena
tor got It Into the Congrennional pe
on, where any one who w'.ll may read
the figures bristling like so many ser
ried sword bayonets. Hut even Sena
tor Fall of New Mexico, who ban ag-
f1 I'!0 V0'
11 uots not U"UK ulls ,0,,u
Interest with the Administration that
could bo seen with a microscope.
Doubtless there are Juntas at HI
Dmwh nfi.l In Wn cbltM-tnn Anmitrnl In
man of ordinary Intelligence will be
lleve. Some of our public men In Wash'
Ington have lobby on the brain. It Is
an enervating nil men t, but fortunately
not very cnichlng.
An l.cbo of the Polo Match.
The close of the polo season in Eng
land about the tlrst of the month re
minded the London Times that the Urlt
Ish international team had failed to
return home from Meadow Brook with
tho coveted cup, nnd nlthough It wus
late In the day to hold nn Inquest on
the disaster the nttempt was made with
as good a grace as possible.
It npears that In spite of the gen
erosity of the Duke of Wf.rtminhter,
who contributed ponies nnd Inspira
tion, there wus uot tho right kind of
organization. This was to be seen in
tho failure of the British players, ad
mitted to be polo experts, to practise
together as a team In Kuglnnd. A
great disappointment was also In store
for them at Piping Hock, which Is de
scribed as "a newly laid down ground
In a new country." Poor outlandish
Long Island ! So It came about that "the
Ilrltlsh team did not enjoy a slnglo
galloping game before the International
matches, a misfortune which may have
cost them the cup." The blume seems
to be put upon Mr. Harrt Wimtnet
nnd the Amerlcnn Polo Committee.
"These," says the Time, "nro tho fac
tors which deprived England of a fair
opportunity of showing her resources
at their best."
Well, there nro other years, and am
ple time remains before tho sen sou of
19 11 to orguulzvi to perfect team work,
und to have galloping games without j
number. The Ilrltlsh Polo Committee
should not let Its team come over again
laboring under such disheartening i
handicaps. And as for the American
I'olo Committee, It should sec Hint Pill
ing Hock Is properly sodded nnd rolled,
"that newly laid down ground lu a
new country." Nothing should Ik left
undone to give the Hrltlsh polulsts nn
opportunity to score more goals than
tho cup defenders.
The Inalienability of Colonels.
Colonel Martin Miciiakl Gull all
has ben strlped of so many borrowed
robes and plumes that he comes mighty
near the "forked radish" state; and
now even rocky hearts should soften
hs pitiless Inquisitors seek to pluck
from him his honorary Colonelcy.
It skills not that he was never on the
staff of Oovernor McKinlky or nny
other Oovernor of Ohio or any other
State; that neither In war nor !eiice
has he been commissioned to go colo
nclllug. How long and often must Tin:
Sun ding It Into the torches of deaf
ears that every American not other
wise provided for ns Judge, Professor,
The Honorable, Is and of right ought
to be Colonel, Is ex-otllclo ns an Ameri
can cltlren n Colonel unquestioned nml
This right, for privilege or courtesy
It Is not, Is Innllennbte. As swells
royal of Orent Urltalu, Germany, Aus
tria and Ktissln are titular Colonels,
so Is every American sovereign a born
Colonel, although destiny or his own
choice may sew some other buttou on
his swelling chest.
Nor Is there any rule against cumu
lation of titles. In the golden prime
of Buffalo Dill's social glories In Ion
dnn the papers of that village used
to cnll him "Lieutenant-Colonel the
Hon. William F. Cohy."
He Just nnd sneer not. If no shred
of character, no rag of reputation be
left to Colonel Martin Miciiakl Gull
all, cover his nakedness tenderly with
that easy dignity.
For mnny n week the earnest citi
zens of this town have sat up nights
waiting for the true nnd accurate ex
position of "the fundamentals" im
which the Progressives placed the solo
salvation of the wmlng municipal cam
paign. If fundamental are the same
In Jersey as they are In New York the
Hon. Giyroitn Pinciiot has at Inst re
lieved our mental tension.
In ii letter to a radical Progressive
candidate for the Gubernatorial nomi
nation In New Jersey Mr. Pinciiot
says: "Your statement is admirable
lecausc It gets down to fundamentals."
We braced ourselves. We stood tlt
toe with expectancy. And here we met
the profouud things face to face:
"There Is too much Rood work wasted
In the world because It does not bo to the
root of thlntcs. and so has to be done all
over again."
Fundamentals "go to the root of
things." r
The Department of Agriculture Is bur
fretting the excellence of the jroat as a
substitute for the cow. .Uoblle Rtgitxtr.
At lost a word of kindness for poor
old Uncle Jos Cannon.
Ontario holds the North American
championship In apples. Toronto Globe.
Arise, ye Mlssourlans, and glut your
What a marvel It Is that one capable
of the contemptible behavior of which
James Hcsskll Lowell was guilty
should have risen In the estimation of not
only his own countrymen but of the Eng
lish to the height his doggerel carried
him. .1 revleieer in the Charleston Xetrs
ami Courier.
The wur will nover be quite over In
the Ashley Cooper peninsula.
Do Americans talk too much? Provi
dence Journal.
No, they ure reticent, mostly silent.
They have to be. A few of them
monopolize all the waves of sound.
School simplification Is to take in Hnn
Francisco the form ot a rigid curtailment
of history and geography, the time thus
saved to be devoted to elementary science.
Springfield Republican.
Why be content with rigid curtail
ment? Why not throw history nnd
geography out ot doors, kick the three.
It's after them, and teach the young
idea a flabby llttlo smattering of all the
Wisconsin Ii Ue State where almost
every new fad and theory of government
has been given ready acceptance. RocA
eater Union and Advertiser.
Fads nnd theories? These nro nice,
names for progress! Ancjent cities were
famous on account of their philosophers.
So are modern States. To apeak of
Wisconsin Is to name the author ot the
Great Autobiography wherein we worn
taught the philosophy of conscious hu
mility. Through her La Follotc Wis
consin now easily leads Kansas with her
Stubbs, Texas with her Henry and In
diana with her Prince Charming Helve
dere. Fads and theories Indeed! What
would the Greeks have done to you in
their day had you spoken of Plato's
Gets drunk on beef tea. Headline,
To what wilt thou not force the mor
tal stomach, accursed thirst?
In whatever happy hunting ground
mugwumps nnd,werowances scalp each
other by day only to find the hair grow
ing on their pates again at night and
then to feast on deer and firewater, may
all great shades among them from Pow
hatan and Philip of Mount Hope to
Black Hawk nnd Tkcumbeii be ap
peased as they bear that an Indian of
Oklahoma Is Register 'of the Treasury.
At lost tho only "old American fami
nes" are coming Into their own, and not
only in trifling pursuits Uke politics but
In the serious and Rloriotui work of life,
baseball, football, all athletics,
Tha newa that Lieutenant Dunni, an
Englishman, has Invented "a self-right-
Ins-, non-ca palling" aeroplane is too good
to be true. All the world would like to
Uke to the air If such a machine were
In the market Automobile would soon
go out of fashion. That a French avi
ator named Felix haa flown the Channel
In the Dunne aeroplane in rough
weather, pronounoea it thoroughly air
worthy and declare that a aevic
could operate It, does not prove that
imp inaeinne is HPii-riKimnK unci nun
capsizing. If the Dunne contrlvnnce 11
so simple and secure why should tho
Inventor have gone to Franco for n
demonstrator? France Is the land of
skilled nvlatnrn. Tlm Information that
the perfect aeroplane "lias no elevating
planes and no rudder, and Is steered by
tilting" Is mystifying. No Hying ma
chine of that type wan ever known be
fore. Full details will be calmly awaited
by rival Inventors and aviators.
. . ... . i. , .i.i.. I
In the whole State. (lav. HoDUKS,
If other middle Western States have
done as well beef should come down
In price this winter. The packers nro
fond of telling consumers that the high
. f n.l.. rJ ..renniM rHi.t l,mu '
tvansas nim raiscn cnom; .ceo yum , f wmlnw. There was nothing mys
year for three times the "mount of stock ,crlous Ibm,t ,ho ,,, ,t rpnJ
' " i front door to the left or the window, and
In the price of dressed beef. through this glass and Its covering of
j some flimsy material was seen, on occa-
Daniels and the Cosmos.-Cobm.Mn , evenlnRS. a soft, reddish gleam,
"like the glow of a lamp beneath a crimson
' . ... . .... shade. It shone from a llttlo room back
The Hon. Josephl's Danikls Is North ,)f tln hop. The placo was always very
Carolina; nnd North Carolina Is tho still and no shadows ever appeared upon
Cosmos plus tho Mecklenburg "Dcclara- the curtain.
Hon of Independence," i Sometimes the gleam faded away be-
itueen II o'clock and midnight, and the
proprietor came forth and after carefully
No weekday passes without some locking the door dUapeard down the
memorable economic or soclologlcnl dl- i street. At other times the light was seen
covery by tho Hon. John Shaw Will- , ''' wayfarers who were returning homo
...... v. ,,., ... ,n, ,,.,, ,. 'In the small hours of the morning, hut
iams, the Inzoo Hlcnrdo. HP latest re- t)( )pr,p,r m.vpr R,.rn , ,01lV0
search work convinces him that the fees,,,,,. , mucn nfl r m,jn-nt.
of surgeons are proportionate to tho
duty on surglcnl Instruments.
Moose dicker for places on ticket.
Whnt vile word have we hcro?
Dicker? Good bosses never "dicker."
,ct the people rule. "Dicker" when
the Hon. Norman Haiuood Is on watch!
Kather could we' l-elleve that blackbirds
might turn white.
His Excellency the Hon. Ki'urxr
Noiile Foss, now In his third year ns
Oovernor of Massachusetts, Is still un
gorged of oflloe. Since the Democrats
will not renominate) him lie yearns for
the bosom of the Republican party once
. i... i,a ,i.i hi,nanie ,i,.,, i
.... ....r, Y , ' ,Vu. ,
llie.,-1" ii irm ui iii'iiin ,im iinti... ,.
Hcpubltciins. Agreeable prospect for the
Republicans, whoso only hope was
Samuel Walker McCalu
Tho term of Warren W. Foster, the
dean of the New York Court of General
Sessions of the Peace, expires this year.
tflu rld tinllnv. Hint li. lms nrnvi.il
his ntness and capacity, that he" should '
UO a uaiiuiluue lu ni.ciren .iniinei, itiii.
that the cause of a non-partisan Ju
diciary can bo advanced by bis renotnl
natinn anil support regardless of politi
cal considerations. As nn Impartial trial
Judge be has an envlnblo record, for out
of the thousands of caiMS tried before htm
In his fourteen years of service only
thirteen have been reversed, and though
he probably has tried moro capital cases
than nny other Judge on the bench, In
only one has he ever been reversed. His
masterly conduct of the Wolter case, re
sulting In a conviction of murder In Its
tlrst degree nnd largely on circumstan
tial evidence, within one month of the
crime, won praise all over the land .and
set a new pace for court procedure.
Of tho small number of bis reversals by
tho higher courts many were Invited
by his determination to have certain
points of law clearly denned so that the
law Itself might be understood by all.
Probably no Judge is so often quoted
ns an authority on penology as Judge
Foster. While his public spirited activ
ities as shown by bringing together the
warring Chinese tongs Is too well
known to require comment. It Is not so
generally known that for these peace
mnklng services the Judge received the
thanks of the Chinese Government.
The average politician, however. Is
more interested In voters than farmers
Columbia, N. C . Sfjifc.
Evidently you do not regard Repre
sentatives lUnsDtLE and Hkniiv ns
"average politicians." Their amend
ments to the currency bill are made on
the single plea that "something should
be done for the farmers." Therefore to
follow your logic to Its last analysis
tho Inference is that most of the voters
in South Carolina nnd Texas are farm
ers. Quod oral demonstrandum.
Indian UnrK.
To the KniTon or The Scn Sir. About
a mile and a half west of Hlaustown near
Cedar Lake, upon the farm of John Mess
ier, stands Sunset Hock, a huge lime
stone about twenty-five feet high nnd ten
feet In diameter. Tradition says that this
rock, standing up like a brave nnd faith
ful sentinel and lommandlng a sweeping
view of the Paullns Kill Valley, the Del !,
ware Water flap and the great scope of
country us fur west as Pen Argl, l'a.,
and east Into Sussex county, N .1.. as far
us the prominence upon which stands the
old Yellow Frame Church, was used by the
Indians as a signal station, according to
their method of lighting tltcs on ttie top
of high points within each other's range
of vision. Hy this means they convced
messages over great distances.
The top of this rock is hollowed out,
forming a basin, the surface of which Is
burned red. It is well known that the Dela
ware Indians made this section their ren
dezvous lu the olden das when they
hunted the wild deer and the black bear
through the mountains. In the fields around
Delaware, Halnesburg. llelvldere, lllalrs
town, Jncksonhurg nnd other points In the
Delaware and Paullns Kill valleys, ar
rows, axes, pestlcB and many other sorts
of Indlnn Implements lune been found,
the finest collection of which Is In the,
possession of Dr. (1. Wyekoff Cummins of
Itelvldere. He has over (1,000 specimens,
ontt a walrus tootli spear, which proves
that the ICsklmos visited the spot where
It was found at Portland, Pa., only re
cently while excavating for house founda
On the old Smith farm nt Kalarani.i
stands a cleft rock In which Knoch Smith
over fifty years ago found two Indian
BKIltlV, IIIIV III will, II mm in in, Hir,-.
slim for a time. The lower Jaw bono was
very broad and contained several double
teeth In front. At Johusouburg I have
found specimens of broken pottery
A mile above Delaware on the lllalrs
town railroad remains a reminder of tho
Indians, Here lu the slate rock forty feet
above the level of the Delawaie Ittver Is
ii barrel shaped bole, very smooth and of
ample size to have classed it a "mill" of
considerable Importance In the commun
ity, Numerous Inrge pestles, used for
pounding corn Into meal, have been picked
up In this section.
Wn.ntKii .Tat Smith.
riEl.viPERB, N. J., August II.
The Young KparTow Hunters.
ToTHi:iITOgorTHK.Hl!N Sir: The icsldi'lits
of an uptown section of the city nre compUlntng
of the lre number of sparrows limt shniind In
convenient trees. Park Commissioner Stmrr
hi been ntked lo mitigate the miUmce anil tic
hat promised to do all In Ills power. Hut Is tho
hubbub for the, extermination of llie,Kparros a
license for tlie imnll boys of Washington llrlchu
in f n hunting with their air rifles In search of the
little blrdu? Ihc efficacy of the nightstick w unfit
put a damper on tha aspirations of these young
Daniel Boonea. ni'L!8RYB.
New Yost, A u fust U.
Knlcker It ustd to h said that If you
gava a Pemocrat rope enough he would
hang himself.
Seckar New tbty de II with Um U
13, 1913.
llrThrint III Mcilloi rll) Cihiu a Com
mutiny I nilrr the Utilir of llnmnnec.
To the KbiToit of Tlir. Sun Mr: The
following Incident may be of Interest to
tlto muii or woman who believes that tho
..i ...,..,.. i. i,......ii.v,iu- i im.
commercial age. As n witness with a
strict regard for the truth, I have set
down the facts Just as they occurred with
out any elaboration.
A ,store that is small and unpretentious
stands In a residential part of the city.
For some time It had been unoccupied.
Then one morning about three months
llhll I llllIV,'l I, l IV. ("nil uiruii . ,m r"
tluues bought and sold.1
Hut as time passed by nn air of mys
tery gathered about the shop. Not later
than ! o'clock In the evening the curtain
In the large window was lowered. Them
" small square oi k ass in io? narrow
Frequently he walked with hi
quently he walked with his bend In
clined forward and his hands clasped be
hind his back, and he wore rubber hci;ls,
and sometimes a fancy waistcoat, woni
and faded. He was given to moods of
abstraction and had been known to re
turn a salutation upon the strict and
afterward remember nothing of the oc
Customers who called at the shop found
!."''" Ju'j'l a"'' r.l!,,.r""J':. Ti' T2' "if
back room wns always kept closed during
business hours.
The masculine comments were mntly
deiogatoiy: "Queer guy. that." "Wonder
what's In the luck room." "A little
dippy." "Perpetual motion bug." "Harm
less as a cat."
The women were more charitable: "How
romantic!" "IJnw mysterious!" "He ha
known some great sorrow." "A phlloso.
I'her or poet." "He has been croised In
Ills trade was
patronized him.
brisk ; many women
And then one day he suddenly fell 111
ml was removed in an ambulance from
the shop to a hospital, where he was
obliged to stay for nearly two weeks
During this time solicitous acquaint
ances dlscoveted many things about him.
In the room back of the ltop were found
aZ and"?. Xl'
men A kerocne lamp with a ted shade
stooil unon an old table near the centre
of the room, anil on one side, against the
wall, was a worn lounge of gaudy colors.
It wa npparent that In this room the
man had been wont to spend hours play
ing solitaire and studying Intricate game-,,
the moves of w hJch were accurately et
forth In a little volume entitled "C'hes"
Masterpieces" that lay upon the table.
It was roadlty surmised that occa
sionally when the hours had "lipped by
unnoticed he had slept on the gaudy
lounge until the time came to open the
shop In the morning. He whs unmarried,
had no relative", had lived In a little
town down the river most of his life, and
all the property he possessed was his small
stock In trade.
In a word lie turned out to be a very
ordinary sort of fellow, troubled slightly
with rheumatism.
When the facts became known the
neighborhood was Indignant Why, the
man w.n an impostor! He had dellbet
ately thrust his mediocrity upon the com
munity under the culse of romance! And
think whit he might have been, with that
dim red light that sad and thoughtful
mien, those rubber heels, tlioe my.terlou
reveries !
And he was nothing at all! He was
neither a lunatic nor a poet, a fugitive
from Justice nor a man with a broken
heart ! God pity him ! he was not even
gathering material for a boo'! Never
had a contldlng neighborhood been more
cruelly taken In !
The general feeling was that he should
be prosecuted, but no law could be found
that seemed to fit the cae.
Hut he lias paid the penalty Just the
atne Ills trade no loneer brisk: few
women patronize him He t thinking of
moving away. Simon Curia.
Aliiant, Augiit 11
TurUf) mil 'rcr llest I'm II This Holy
City Is Tnlicn.
To the IUiitoh or The Sv.v Sir. The
attempt to coerce Turkey mo as to force
that nation to give up Its holy city of
Adrinnople to the Hulgars ought to meet
with the scorn i the world. Turkey, It
Is true, dared to advance upon nnd retake
Adrinnople while the lialkan States were
knocking each Other In the head, but what
of that" It was a Turkish city In a
Turkish province. Inhabited by Muham
nieilun Turks, im. I geographically, ethno
loglcally and inoially Turkish.
Tlie Tuiks need Adriannple to gunrd
pmperly I'onstaiilluoplt, and they rteserve
to have It. Adriannple was n nourishing
happy city before the ridiculous and much
lauded lialkan league fell upon and ruined
it as they mined Thrace, Macedonia and
Albania, and after that each other. Yet
"to Insure peace" Adrinnople must be
again handed over to those people. "To
Insure peace'" Is every one dealing with
tlie lialkan problem Insane'
Turkey will never rest until Adrinnople
Is retaken If robbed of It now. Tlie tierce
llulgars. furtltled by tlie possession of
Adilanople and Thrace, will renew within
five years their never ending warfare
with lireek nnd Serb. "To insure peace 1"
Itumanla took fiom Ilulgarla what she
needed. The llulgars suddenly made an
attack In Macedonia, thinking to cntch
I'Srecce unguarded. Hut that Is all worthy
and right Only when Turkey tries to
rebuild Its fallen fortunes, that Is wrong.
Why iloes Kurope voice Its protest
against Mexican chaos when it docs notli
, nK t ,ir,.v,.t the most ctimlnal scandals
of our time In tho Malkans, where in the
name of rillglon Jews, Christians and
Moslems alike suffer; where a reMUest
fiom the Fnlted Stales for civil and re
llgloua llbert) meits with sneers, where
the fixed bavouct and loaded cannon con.
; Mlltl, , Illy tri,lm!ll ,t,j. ,)f the
,m, .N- amhiicis i muentai.
i e. vnm: hilmisi 15
Milllimis scrawled petitions In the vlillors'
book on tlie KIiik's vnrht nt ( owes ,7ic n; n,
Oti, wh.li shall John Hull do- Oh, where Hill Itils
Is then' no one (ireal llrlinlii s llcee lord to defend
I'roni those milium! il.uiics who In rtidenos
The vulgar smiill boy of Hounilsdllfh or Mile Knd
And nt in anxious Hie whole of ihelr lives to
In Attempting our cherished traditions to rend!
This morning the newt.,
Which she rhanci'd to peruse,
Haa greatly exclied and outraged my ilusn-
She dcclnv and avows
Those prociedlngs at Cuwex
In the mlnilsof nllrlilht thin kin g people will rouse
So much Indlirnatlim
And vlllllcatlon
As must to her sex prove a mortlllrallonl
Though icady to pans
The breaking ot glass.
The burning of houses and things of that data
Ah mere girlish tricks
Calcula'ied to tlx
The attention of man, like to many pin prh'kt
The whheia to wring
Of a "sure enough'' klnr
Hhowa a lack ot discernment nl whSt It "the thin g."
To worry Oueen Mary
Hy such like vagary
It truly enough lo make any one "weary'l
Then a baa with the fr.iut
Who determined lo douse
John Dull and lu cow tiliu while d'emge was at
Unoxag u. Uouwooo.
An Appeal for the Election or a Man Mini
It Not a Howling lladlcfll.
To the Editor or The Hun Sir: In
an editorial nrtlclc in The SUM of August
10 which dealt with the succession to the
late Senator Johnston of Alabama Hep
resentatlve Hellln wns described as of
"tho type of vociferous radical that seems
to be In vogue In the South nowadays."
For the country's good generally nnd
the Democratic party's particularly It Is
to bo hoped that tho great mining and
manufacturing State of Alabama will
tirollt by the experience of South Carolina
nnd Mississippi with radicals nnd select
a worthy successor to a worthy public
servant who was neither vociferous nor
It Is a pathetic sight to see Senator
Tillman, faltering of step, no longer fiery
of speech, with Increasing Infirmities but
proud In spirit still, beseeching his col
leagues to ennrt legislation for the eco
nomic relief of agricultural South Caro
lina. What would tlm present economic
condition of the Palmetto State be If Mr.
Tillman had devoted the years of his
life's fulness to the commercial develop
ment of Its natural resources? Undoubt
edly had be done so it would now bo
unnecessary for the old warrior to call
upon hi wniilng strength to light for
(lovernment nsslstnnee to movo the
crops of bis constituents.
Mississippi, always ably reptesented In
the upper house of Congress, hns recently
taken n step backward. Mississippi lias
now contributed the greatest menace to
its country and party In Senator Janus
K. Vardiiman, whom his colleague, the
Hon. John Sharp Williams, oneo referred
to as a monomaniac on the race question.
No doubt exists of Senator Vardaman's
sincerity In his light on the negro. He
came to the Senate on a "down with the
negro" platform, and his campaign slogan
was: "Ileical the Fifteenth Amend
ment." "ti every conceivable occasion
the Senator "springs" his mania. When
the President convent d Congress In extra
session to enact tarlfT legislation to keep
the party's platform pledges Senator Vur
itamati came, to Washington, Ignored the
tariff and announced that he would Intro
duce Ills Fifteenth Amendment repeal bill.
Duly when the President's proclamation
was called to his attention did he con
sent to withhold It until the regular ses
sion. When President WINon was exerting
all bis energy to settle tile California
Japanese controversy Senator Vardaman
greatly embartassed the Administration
by publicly making comparisons odious
to Japanese pride and dignity.
Let Alabama, then, beware of the vo
clfeious radical who attracts attention to
himself at the expense of the State's
material welfate. I.'t us hope tills mou
prosperous Southern State will continue
Its custom of sending only constructive
statesmen to the Senate.
Albant. August 11.
v mi: iis of rut: it novum.
MUhrhatlnr of the Hands I'.xeept flirt
fold Saturn.
To THE KniTon of THE SfN fir; Hy
the aid of the following diagram we can
explain the terrible diought of 1013 so
spi daily severe lu this Statu of Missouri,
Kansas and Oklahoma:
eg Antra
The latce circle tepie-ents the earth's
not mnl path. The dotted line represents
the path of the earth forced Inward to
ward the sun from July 5 to Septemlier'ia.
1!13, by the three planets Jupiter. 1'ramis
nnd Mercury, unless counteracted by tlie
position of some unknown planet.
The points In the dotted line represent
the eatth forced outw.11 d from the sun
ncciiblonallN, theieby resulting in cooler
days or rains: but fiom August I to
September 10 the ra!nu will be so few that
they will not be worth mentioning, as
they will bo insutllclent to counteract the
First stage of the drought : The earth
passed between Jupiter und the sun July
S. Fiom that dati to September 10 Jupi
ter repels the earth toward the sun, ex
cepting In the places indicated along the
dotted line, when the portions of other
planets forced the earth outward from
the sun, causing cooler days and rains.
Second stage of drought: Uranus re
pels the earth Inward toward tlie sun
from July 2s to September 10, causing
! an additional hot and dry effect upon tho
earth's weather.
Third stage of drought: Mercury, re
ceding westward around the sun, with
draws its repulsion from tlie eatth and
allows the earth to move Inward toward
the s in from August 4 to August ;
after which Jupiter and Cranus will eon-
j tinue repelling the t irth Inward toward
the sun. causing hot and dry tendencies of
I the weather until midnight September 10.
' win n Saturn will be in position to begin
to force the earth outward from the nin
and to begin to counteract the drought.
D. A. N. Ciiiont,
Kansas Citt, August 10,
nn: vxAMiurioi s max.
lie Shudders and Shrinks from Assuming
To Tin: Koitok or Tug Sc.v Sir: Wo
bear a lot about men who ate kept down,
but It is my observation thnt If a man
has It In htm he gets on. If he has got
the punch and the sand to back It you
can't keep lit in down.
We meet men who would like to do
better and who think that tliey ought to
do better but who shudder and shrink at
the thought of responsibility
The man who gets on In the world Is
the man who Is unilatmtid by the fear of
responsibility. If, In sides being unafraid,
he Is able and a mm of Judgment he gets
the money, and ho ought to get it.
Then wo meet men, plenty of them, who
seem sntlsfled with their lot, I don't mean
dull, Idling men. but good men, tit and
j competent for their woik, wbatev,i- it
may be, and doing It well, They might
like more money, but with fair pay, a de
cent living, they nie self-respectlngly con
tent, And I am not so sure but what the un
ambitious man Is as happy as anybody,
Yonkkiis, August 11 Psicnic
The Street Culled strulghl.
Totiik Mpitoii orTun Si x 'ir: The leltrr of
Felix I'llkliis Iti Tiik. M'N of lo-dav In regard to
TIn lr... I f'stli.a mrnluhC1 hritiir In itilinl nhw,
I Mark Twain cnlled the only Joke In the .New
Tistnment, He snld lie hint irad Acts U 11; that
there was n street lu H.iiiin-cus raffed .siralgln,
and when la Damascus he looked II up and he
found It the criiokcdest street lu Hie city; thin ho
saw Ihii Joke of the writer of the Arts of the Apos.
lies. ' AIIISUION II Caiiman,
I'atciiooi'K, August 12
A (Juration f Articles.
TO THK miTOHOrTHK.SI'K Air,- Ottwolllus
Uftted weekly periodicals la this country, one. In
display! Waters mi the cover, lontlinially ad
vertises lis price ns cell Is a ropy,' nnd Ihc
olher. Ih corresponding type and position, also
routlnually advertises Its price ns "A mils Hie
ropy" Which expression represents the Ameri
can language and which ihc I'uiilldi? II, I'.
vlW YOUK, August U.
Httiisp Lobby Commit (m -,.
cusps liiforiiier After
Sliort Session.
Jle Sent $50 to He Splif ,
Anions Aids of Chirk urn!
Wasiiinoton, Aug, 12. Col M . '
M. Mulhull pleadul Illness In fine ti4
House lobby Investigation rnmmltti- in.
day unci upon nppllctlnn of his ni'in,. ,
W. II. Crlm, was excused from fiir'i'.r
attendance for two tlas. He cnll.ii t,
attention of the cominltt" to his sli,.i nu
hands nnd trembling lips and aft. : -i
long executive session the il.mii'Mtio
llnally agreed that Mulhall was not at
present phjsically able to ktund further
lu his testimony this morning Mulhull
told about Iteprchctitiitlve Janus I' Iljrks
of Pennsylvania. In a letter to J Philip
Hlrd, general manager of the nssoi i.ition,
produced In the Senate tile of corn sn d
ence, .Mulhall spoke of "not bring all. to
see llurke as dlrectid." Mulhall rj.
plained that llurke was "a high totn-d em.
tli man ' who wns not affected b any
one's views, anil that James A. I'iihiv
had told him to ste llilrke, who was t'.tn
close to Si nntor Knox, afterward Sei ro
tary of State, to try to get him to use I !t
Influence with Knox to stiggi st Janus ll.
Watson of Indiana as a Cabinet minir.
Mulhall drub d that he ever had Ir.tlu
meed llurke. but said llurke was faxnr
able to some liglslatlnn also fiuorid hy
tlie National Association of Manufac
turers. Dili l K liiiiv C aider.
Mulhall snld he was not sure he ev-n
would know Itcpresentatlx f William M.
Calder if he came into the room H.
never had a private conversation with 'hs
Urookljn representative, he said
The activities of Mulhall In behalf o!
Itiprescntatlve (ieorge W. Kalrclnhl of t
imconta, N Y., district were iet
viewed. Mulhall told of his first meet 5
with Mr. Falrchtld during Fair, raid's
first campaign for Congress in 1:011;
said that bearing a fake letter of intro
duction given to him by Marshall Cuhmir.
then secretary of the National As-'i ..it
of Manufacturers, he had gone to Onconu
I to Interview the Democratic leudeis , -
posed to Mr. Fairehlld. He also ce' tea
to find treachery In the Hi publican ranks
ag.Jri.it Mr. Fairehlld.
Malhall said he Mist called on Mr l'i
child, Introducing himself, and then took
the fake letter purimrtlng to have he--,
wr.tten by one of William It llei - -lieutenants
In New York and uj m
Hearst's stationery to the Demoi 1 1
county chairman, a Mr. Scott. Mh'm
related how he dined Mr.
and several of the Democratic loi1'
pretendlng all the while that lie v 1- .
Hearst agent, and that ,,ftew.ml
ported the disclosures made by the'" to
him to Mr. Fairehlld.
i:ni(rM 'rip
tit .NeuriM's.
James A Cillery. WnsMigt'
fill It N 'til II. ii XSSI 'ui . ,
factuin.'. was the i. nil "
to-da; s scm-ioii of the Senate ,
He said that Mulhall luted as a ,;
tloti Information source," It being 1 s
duty to report the nature and status of
pending legislation, results of in-,
views with Congressmen on labor and
other legislation, nnd other autivit .
Mr. Kmery made a Hat denial ot Mi
hail's testimony to the effect that H,f
Neal. Speaker Clark's negro mcssecg r
and Hariy Parker, Chairman Cndi
wood's nigm aid, ever had been In t
; employ of tlie National Association
' Manufactur, is. He explained his n' "
transmitting 150 to Mulhall to b s '
bitwten the two negroes as a gi.it
for a whole seson of courtesies.
Mullialls printid charge that the N
tlonal Association ot Manufacturers was
proWdcd with ii private confidence r
In tne terrace of the capital was u l n
mainly denied by the witness, lie sn.il
Mulhall had told him that such a ro u
was available but Im had positively te
fused to accept it or make any um
It, or penult Mulhall to use It, on the
ground that such use ol the room
be wrong both upon principle and prac
tice, besides being n absolutely umi'i
taw Demands Three I'er ship nnd
IMvnera Cnn'l Art Them.
Washington, Aug. 12. According to
American shlpuvvneis subject to ':.c
Hardy act, passed by the last session !
Congress, theio Is n dearth of mates .
tho Fnlted Statis. On account of tl
they have been uuablo to comply with ti
law, they say.
Tlie net provides that all seagoing vi
sols of more than l.uoo tons burden s a
have time males, so as to provide to.
three shifts In twenty-four hours Ow:i -have
it-presented to tlm Depattmeit
Ciimineice t tint they cannot get cntnp, t
men and that the regulations shim.. I "
moililleil or there should be ieniMli.il
As a result of this situation n '
Secretary of Cotntnerco Sweet has
a ronfeienco for Thursday nf terms' . '
representatives of the shipowners. -men's
unions nnd masters nnd p.'
Senators Fletcher nnd Crawford
Senate Committee on Commerce,
ii sentatlve Alexander, ehait in.iti
House Committee on Men !.,it V
and Flsheiles, and ltcprcfeculaUvc II... Jy
have been Invited.
The object Is to learn Just w'w '
situation is. It is said ut the I
mcnt that It could collect pen
more than $1,000,000 If the law wire
foi ced rigidly..
Tint w,i.nii..ti'u iiiiIiiiil nkk.i, t tl, ., ,
competent mates can be soeuud t-
all vessels subject to the ai t but t!
r wssel owners nro or
I so to !Mll
addltloual expense.
I'LAX .Vf.'ir ritixci:n u if
.lers,- tliiinnl to Hnli- .IOii.i f"r
I'.MKllleerlnu llieuilsir, 1 inirsr.
I'lllNl LION;, N ! . lg 1 ' '
to ral-e Hoo.ooo for a eh ur m om-m
I'lieml-liy in Princeton I unci-.'
be started by the New ,lerev iil rnn
a few weeks, in cording lo infoima' . -eel
veil bete to-dav
'Hie Federation of I'lini-'tou Cb. '
New Jersey U iutoie-teil III the no
fessoisliip It Is intended to ltd th
englnceilng students at I'llni elon
'I ho Intel est In chcniitt amour Pn ' '
ton mulct graduates Is shown bi ihr '
that four years ago lot siuilents look I
leal courses. This ycai there wen-
Dr. Alexander (smith, the noted Colin i
chemist, Is the late-t iicipiisitlon lo ''
Princeton depaitiucHI, ol vv huh he Is I i
Tlie committee preparing foi .tho
pnign to raise tho SlPO.ooa Includes tiui
man James v., iiatngate, ai , in. isu--.
Moore, '".t, F O llltickvvell. 's; I hail. -Illugins,
'o.t .1 P Atkinson. ;!
Mar!ntt, '13, anil .laspei I i rune
Arlington, N seeret.it v The i
berslilp of the rommitlci' wi i n l o
crtsed to thirty.

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