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i It ' V ;i i-'I t ) MOMDAT. SEPTEMBER 21, 113. Entered at the foal office st New York aa Stroud Class Mall Mailer. gilMattOB by Mall. Postpaid. DAILY. Par Month MM DAILY. Par Yaar M SUNDAY. Par Yaar B M DAILY AND SUNDAY. Par Yaar MM DAILY AND SUNDAY. Par Month eg TUB BVENINO SUN. Par Month . TUB EVENING SUN. Par Yaar.. . IB faMl to roratra oouatrloa add ad. An eneese. meaty ardart. 4.. to be madt ay ble a Tn Strx. Published dally, tar lading Sunday, by the Sun Prlatlaf aad Publlablac Ataeclatlon at 110 Nataau atrtat. to the Borouib of Manhattan. New York. PreaMaat aad Treasurer, WUIUm C. Belck. lie Naaaaaaireat:1ot-PretMaai. Edward P. Mitchell. jjo Naaaau street: Strrtiary. C E. Lnitoa, lib Nassau atreat. iMdoa once, r.mntham House. I Aruadcl Iraal. Strand. Pari nftVe. Rta da la MlchodlCre. off Rue du Uuatre SepWmbre. Waahlagtoa office. Hlbbe Bulldlaf. Brooklyn office. 10 Ltrtantoa atraat. It ear trtttmt who rotor ut trfis manuirrlptj and Blurt ralloftj far ptv&lu-ohvm ertM M saw rcMd mrttcUt rcltirwd lAey marl (fl all rata send Mampi for that purpoc. Mayor Kline's Common Sense. If Aidolph L. Kmne were a candi date for Mayor of Now York he could have no better or more compelling platform thiin the subjoined pbraae In the letter concerning the budget a proprlntlons for 1914, which he sent last week to the heads of all the city departments: "It la my Arm Intention to keep do em o the lowest point all other (than man dator' Incraaaea and expenditures." New York as constituted to-day has hail five Mayors, Including Mr. Kline. The flrnt budget of the city, prepared while consolidation was In progress, amounted to $77,473,084. Mayor Van Wtck presided over the preparation of the budget for Mayor Iw's flrst year, and tt amounted to $98,619,600. Mayor Ijow provided Mayor McCucl lan'b flrst budget, for 1004. Its turn was $10t),74.lO.-.. Muyor McCleli.an served nix years, and when Mayor GaY noi succeeded him the budget for 1010 tiadvbeen II ted at $163,128,270. Nor Is this the whole story. The bonded debt of the city was 34t.44, 22ft on December 31, 198. On De cember 31. 1012, It had reached $1. 117,163,098. To provide for this debt the valuations pnt on real estate for purposes of taxation have been con stantly raised, until to-day much real estate Is notoriously overvalued, s fact that Is proved by the actual de crease 1n apprized values recorded In certain districts this year. Moan while debt and budget hnre grown out of all proportion to population, which In 1!h was 3.437.202 and In 1013 was estlranted to be S.173.064. With these figures before him can any citlsen doubt that Mayor Ki.ink In demanding economy has bit on the one subject of essential Interest to the taxpayers and rentpayers of New York In the year 1913? who Shall Pay? It la the purpose of the Itepreseiitn liven in Congress now enlaced In pre panne a 1111 for the regulation of rail road operation to contitio to the Inter slate Commerce commission "plenary power over equipment, safety devices snd actual ruiinlnif conditions." Is this anything more or less than practical (iovcrnmeut operation of the railroads': When Hie Federal power prescribes bow the right of way shall he ballasted, bow much rails shall weigh, the material of which coaches shall be hullt, the schedule ou which trains shall be run. the headway that shall he maintained between trains, what will be lefl to the judgment and enterprise of the man agers of the roads? Obviously only one privilege will re main for i hem. Tliey will be allowed to And the money to build, equip, main tain und conduct the property. They may raise it as they can and must send it ns they ure told. I'nder such conditions where are the Mist sums the railroads must spend to lie obtained? Are the thousands of Investors, men and women of small means, to whom the railroads must look for the replenishment of their treas uries, expected to empty their purses that their money may be spent hy per sons beyond their control who have no thought of their Income necessities? What Representative Rtfaenh's sub committee Is now eugnged In scorns to be a scheme for vesting In the Govern ment complete power to spend the money without obligation to provide it. But will this plan work? Will the money be forthcoming, unless indeed, the Government takes the next logical step and adds the guaranty of udequute dividend returns for railroad owners to the other provisions of Its elaborate programme? The I. a Follette Party. The La Follette party, which voted unanimously for the Underwood tariff bill, seems to be well satlsaed with its work. The Republican, the Demo cratic and the Progressive parties may spmmlt Inconsistencies, but the !a Fol lette party never. It Is also infallible, aa witness Its own admission : "I have obaarved that Senators on this alls who have made long speeches In favor of laying a duty that will equal the difference In the coat of production Invariably vote for higher duties on farm prod note whenever auch dutlaa are pro posed simply becauae they believe It to aw popular w au. i ao not intend to a ror any duty or that kind. I voted Uast the nigh duty on wheat to-day." Home Senators, Including Mr. Ofai eims of Iowa, with whom the l.n Kol latto party is uot on visiting terms, tJMoght a duty of 16 cents a bushel should be Imposed on wheat, and dared to vote for it They were promptly excoriated and excommunicated. The La Follette party alone knows when a protective duty Is not a protective duty. It can also characterise a tariff bill with precision and finality. Is the Underwood measure tainted with free trade, Is It even a tariff for reve nue creation? On the contrary: "The tariff bill for which I voted la not a Democratic meaaure. It la a pro tective bill." The La Follette party has said It. There is no appeal. Moreover, the mountain must come to Mahomet. It Is Idle to say the La Follette party has been converted to Democracy. Iso lated and majestic, also potent, tt Is f all parties, yet akin to none other, conspicuous In the sight of sil men and smUclent to Itself. Watch It. The I ne Exception. Were Theodobe Roosevelt Inexperi enced In public speaking and unversed In the art of popular appeal, that por tion of his Rochester address concerned with the affairs of William Ki-ikkb might be attributed to Ignorance or Inadvertence. Coming from him. an astute and subtle politician. It allows of no such innocent Interpretation. The gist snd message of the para graphs devoted to the prosecution of Mr. Hulxeb sre In this sentence : "t ask you to consider whether you prefer the recall egerclSed hy the people themaelvea at the polls or the recall agar claed by Mr. Mubpht at the end of S telephone?" If, as the result of the testimony ad duced before the Court for the Trial of Impeachments, William Sii.zir be de prived of his office It will he through the act of the highest court of the State, s tribunal thst by Its manifest disinterestedness and overshadowing devotion to the truth has filled with unquestioning confidence Mr. Kri.zra. his friends, his opponents nnd the citi zens generally. That confidence has lifted the csuse of William Kii.zeb from the mire of Its beginnings snd put It wbere no other politician than Theodobe Roose velt has sought to Influence Its de termination save through the proper and established channels of its trial. No Ingenious rhetorical embroideries, no skilfully advanced pleus In avoid ance, no mere disclaimers of improier intent can conceal or modify the real purpose of the man who composed and uttered the words that fell In Rochester from TiiEonoBt: ROOSEVELT'S lips on 8eptsmler 27, 1013, while the Court for the Trial of Impeachments had at Al bany the charges against WILLIAM Srt.zF.B under Its consideration. The Judge nnd the Jungle. The Hon. BEN R. Lindsey. who climbed to the cornice of Fume's proud temple on the same ladder with the Hon. Tom -Tom I.awsox. another poll anrhroplst whose modesty Is ss groat as bis merit: the Hon. Hin II. LlMMEY of the Juvenile Court of Denver Is tie fending himself against the attacks made on lilin by the "Beast' and the "Jungle" atnl the 'infamous Boas"; and as usual, he is defending himself In the Fast. Now he Is thrilling the woman suffragists of Washington; now he is before the Boston woman suffra gists, rocking Tremonl Temple. Without regard to the Beast, tiie Jun gle, the Infamous Ross or woman suf frage, Is it not more than a little queer that the judgeship of the Juvenile Court of Denver moms to ha held mainly in absentia? Who does the work while Judge t J NOSEY Its-lures und la ments and pleads In the Fast? Last summer we asked Judge LlJIDSKY, against whom we have no prejudice and of whom we know little save his i mags sine gtory and his frequency in the Bast, if he would mind sending us a list of his absences from Denver since he became Judge of the Juvenile Court. We have not received any list from him. Possibly some of bis friends In Denver. Justly eager to show his faithfulness to his Job. will oblige us, especially as our only purisise Is to vindicate an illustrious public character and a pil lar of reform. (,.tin bo, i and Diss. The diagnosticians who examine each new phuse f the Mexican situation for the Washington Administration, with out solicitation on Its part, are as op timistic as Mask Taplet. In the darkest days of the Mexican complica tion, wheu Mr. Lino retired from the capital to Vera Cruz, these commenta tors found the silver lining much big ger than the cloud. It Is natural, then, that the entrance of Senior Fk DggfOO Uamikia Into the Presidential campaign should look like a sunburst to them, snd that the obscuration of (ienoral Hi-erta should be hailed as signifying the complete triumph of Mr. Wilson's diplomacy. It Is in Seflor (iAUBOA's favor that he la a civilian und was not In Mexico when President Madeso and Vice President Suasez were killed In a pub lic street under sinister clrcunistauocH. Thus no blood feud runs against the former Minister of Foreign Affairs. Moreover, be is a man of ability, en ergy und principle, as bis conduct of that office proved. Ills state paiers are the best that have come out of Mexico since the Interregnum of Fran el sto de la Basra, gefior Qamhoa Is an accomplished Mexican whose hands are clean, nnd Americans are disposed to be lie re tbst he would make a very good Fxecntive and perhapa be able to pacify the country with a liberal policy, when o soldier would only drench It with blood. The election of Heflor Oauboa In the populous States would no doubt be a relief to President Wilson, and recognition would rationally follow. At the same tlmo It Is too esrly to see nothing but roso color In the new stage setting, (ienoral Fklix Diaz Is also a candidate and will soon appear on the scene. Hundreds of clubs have formed in his Interests In the States under Federsl control, snd his face Is placarded all over the city of Mexico. Organization has msde him n candidate to he reckoned with If he refuses to retire, anil the presumption Is that he will have the Influence of his distinguished uncle, whose rela tions with the party which has nom inated Heflor (iAMHoa were not Inti mate. It Is now snltl that Oenernl Ht-KSTA Is ' well disposed toward thaitlse. Rut had he In the evenings found candidacy of Ills eld Minister official encomium would Indicate as much; but General IIi'ksta has proclaimed the strictest neutrality. Another factor In the CUII teal Is the veteran General Hi amjci i, whose influence with the army Is perhaps greater than President HrrsTA's. It will he Just as well to nwslt developments following the return of Felix Diaz before attempting a fore cast of what Is to happen In Mexico on October 20. The rejection by the Chamber of Deputies of Sefior Tama siz as Minister of Public Instruction on the ground that he belonged to the Catholic party was an omen that can not he disregarded, for I he adverse majority was large. In considering the prospects of iafljor Gamma, The partisans of Fki.ix Diaz will probably use the Incident to his advantage. Any thing may occur In Mexico In the next thirty days to change the setting of the stage and upset calculations. Opti mism Is always In order, but the drama must be played out. Important Exception In the Currency Hill. To the extent that the f per cent, redemption fund of gold provided for In the currency bill which passed the House of Representatives secures the gold stsndard character of the note Is sue proposed In the bill the menace to sound money Offered by the pending legislation Is diminished. It may be taken for granted that the advocates of flat currency will not lw able to amend the bill hnckward so as to admit greenbacks and silver to an unhal lowed composition with gold In the 5 per cent, redemption fund. Any ef fort to do so cannot fnll to attract at tention snil arouse countrywide oppo sition, with the probable effect of strengthening the present demand for a note Issue more generally conform ing to the gold standard of the coun try's money than is contemplated by Section 17 of the bill. There must le s disgusted lot of new greenbackers at Washington now that they have discovered the Invasion of Section 17 by the gold standard prin ciples actually Incorporated in the fi per cent, redemption fund require- meat. it Is. Indeed, difficult to sec how the Hal money men allowed the . bill to pass without "lawful money" In the inclusion of the redemption I fund stipulation. The omission there of the phrase "or lawful money'' Is a singular exception to the phraseology of the rest of Section 17. Nowhere else is the word "gold" used without the disjunctive alternative of "lawful money." lii the genera! redemption provision at the outset Of Section 17 il is "gold I or lawful money." In the reserve re quirements Imposed on the projected Federal reserve banks it is "gold or lawful money" which im to be carried against notes disbursed by the bunks. In the retirement douse "lawful money" again keeps eompsnj with gold. Only in the B per cent, redemption fund, which the reserve banks are required , to maintain on deposit In the Treasury ! against their note issues docs gold ap pear free from association with "lawful money." The redemption faml clause reads i "The leaders reserve i.nai-i stiaii i.ive Bower, In Us diS'-p-tinn. to require Fed oral reserve hanks to uiitliitstn on deposit in the Treasury of me United states sum in gold equal to 5 per oantum of such amount of Federal reserve notes as may he issued to them under the provi sions of this act." The exception noted Is a jewel of Inconsistency, but it is none the less precious, it affords valuable support to the argument that the whole section I should lie made uniform with It. Thei declaration of the House of Represen-1 tatlves, added at the last minute and! forming Section J!i of the bill, which affirmed (lie gold standard act of March 14, 1900, is persuasive ren- son both for retaining the redemption fund provision ns It Is and for omit-' ting lawful money" from every other relation to the contemplated note issue. Of course u currency should not lie devised consisting in any part of (iov erniuen: notes. The oM practice of civilization Is Illustrated by the circu lation of hank notes in all the lending countries. Nevertheless, If Coverii ment notes are to be Issued In this country they should be redeemable nowhere in anything hut gold, ami should be nowhere secured hy other thun goltl reserves. If Cicero Had Played Oalf, From the triumphs of youtb we turn to the consolations of old age. The twenty yenr old victor of the national os'ii golf championship gives place iii the day's news to the veterans of flfty ilve ami older who have been compet ing at Apawamls. There Is a iiecullar fitness In the Juxtaposition of these two events, for they epitomize the whole story of golf , and of lis fascinations. Francis Out. Mi:r Haiti the other day that It Is a mistake Pi regard golf gi uti old man's gume, but the statement Is only partly true, for golf is most emphatically au old man's game; the glory of it Is that It is a young man's gamo as well. Youth will be served In golf, as In other games, und Francis OvmgT sunt dies th laurels from the brows of two Knglish veterans; but age Is not, as In most athletic pursuits, relegated In the scrap heap, and the players who have reached or passed fifty-live muster In force each vein to ilmminuteu!,, t,. the young ones that they can still stay the course. Seventy-nine, young. Mr. OtTIMET. Which WSB W. E. TSI'ESOALE'S best score. Is not so very much worse than you often tske yourself. If Cicero had played golf the prob ability Is that his "De Renectnte" would never have been written and the modern schoolboy would have been spared many laborious hours, for the links would have claimed the leisure that he devoted to that dignified tren time to philosophise concerning old age. the resulting pages, we mny be sure, would have read very differently. We should have been sagely directed not to strive for distance unattainable by those In whose limbs the sap of life no longer runs fresh snd vigorous, but to pit our wisdom snd experience against the lustier sinews of youth ; we should have been warned that by keep ing straight down the middle of the course we might snplently avoid those many pitfalls by the wsy Into which reckless youth Is apt to rush; finally we should have been advised to de vote ourselves sbove sil else to the study of the short approach snd the contemplation of the putt. There would have been encomiums on golf ns the teacher of patience and resignation In adversity: there would have been severe reprobation for those whose vir tue Is not steeled against the temptn tlon to forget n stroke, and the perora tion would bnve been devoted to n panegyric of the game as the single oc cupation thnt never stales from the cradle to the grave, and that takes rank, along with friendship, ss smong the greatest of the graciously permit ted consolations of old age. There Is a golf course to-day on the Romnn Campagna within sight of the old Applan Wsy. Cicebo would have seen It as he passed thst wsy Into exile and, we may be sure, would have lost no time In confiding to his corre spondent Atticvb his gloomy specula tions as to whether good golf would be obtainable where he was going. It Is certainly a misfortune for posterity thst Cicebo never, ss the poet might have written: "Drove a hall tn furloua guise Along the Apptan Way." Hogs In this country are fed on apples which. If the Ire,, had had the proper care, would sell tn the streets of Paris for 26 cents apiece. Thr Press. As the last Government statistics showed that the price of bacon had risen I'.'S per cent. we would feed the hogs al ligator pears If they preferred them to apples. For some time the farmer has seemed moderately capable to manage his own business gtlil, If Thaw Isn't a fugitive from the MatteaWan asylum, what Is he? Chirnpo frits Be, lie is a oarasnn. misunderstood, un appreciated snd worthy of loving regard. His bravery with a check book makes HK'Tos pale; his golden hearted courage nPVor ral,s: " 8 npro w1,h "n ev" open purse. Fusion needs money T"ft Umnkhin Eagle. when enthusiasm springs s, high for MrrCHBL how could money he lepritl mately spent in his behalf? I We hear so much of California climate, I I" 1 f.vrti friiils ..Mil I '.i!.itti; I I i I rif iit- that there is danger of forgetting that California is slso noted for Its production of gold.- Jtochrttrr Post Kxprfss More noted than any of these are her Stalwart native sons w:th hears on their ample chests. What would "modern times" have done without the Hon. IIikam Johnson? And had not the fa mous DBLMAa left "the const" Jurispru dence on the Atlanta- seaboard would still te in the dark ages The value of California's production of mental bullion is not to tie estimated In the ulrar tlg- tires of gold production the t:t.usH i a 4.W.Vf. t S. Counsel of Nclf fiotrrnmrnl Of I 111- terat pnllcatlon. To the Editor or Thb gust gwv I am shocked and not a Utile ttumillnted by the I , I'. el last- exhibited by some of tny coun- ' trymen In their letters on America and the I : Americans, and hence all the more heart- ; lly Welcome th.- views e.prc;ed by An I Bngllsh Woman." While at bottom 1 am tir that the I writers era not had fellows. 1 do feel that with the essfMss of a little forethought tliey would have refrained from the publi cation of views which not only can have no good purpose hut Which do positive harm. If we really have eeiialti virtues which some friendly nations are Rood enough to attribute to us. should wo not do our best to live up to them, and not subject ourselves to well merited criticism by rustling into print and saying things Which of all people we should be the last to sav? It seems to me even that we should be more tolerant of matters Ann-ricau than any other nation, giving the citizens of these Fnited States our sympathy In their troubles while sharing Willi them their natural pride In the accomplishments of their great and magnificent republic. ChumTM Balway, New York, September 27 " tmrrlran PIk." To tiii: BJOrTOR of Tim St N Sir Pos sibly these discussions of American table manners by Hritisii men and women may Improve them the manners for as the original starter of the controversy said, they are horrible, lietiieniber, with ua the very lowest classes offend, but here, except among your aristocracy i and the world knows no liner specimens of gentlemen and gen tlewemen) every one Is sadly lacking In tabls manners. The clutching of the fork, the Jerky movement to the mouth as If fearful f losing something, the cutting- up and transfer of the fork, th- Nlagarlan noise as the soup disappears or the coffee Is tested, are offences against common de cency which make us t-hudder. For alas! He re is no 1 scape If onu has to dine pub licly. As for "Enxllsli Woman,'' I rather suspect that she Is one of those from over the seas who rejoice at the freedom ( ?) fouad In her adopted country the sort of freedom which has transformed her from nothing to a Mrs. Somebody over here in y'eeland And o she berates some fine, clean cut countryman who quite nat urally sickens at the sights he has to sen and says so. America Is n line country, and any one from Whltechapel will testify that you're all a "lot of gonta." Othera of us nfree that you are, aa a whole, still the "American pigs." Londoner. Bchenictaut, September 37. LACONIC PAN-ALPHABKTISM. A Thirty Letter aksntence Maker Claims the Champlonahlp, To the KniTon or Tats Bpn tr. Short est yet : Complete alphabet Thirty let. tors. Seven words, tlrammatleal ..u phemUtla "Judge, view my sphinx of black QUBrta." My belt. Leslie N'ailtt. Naw TORE, Beptemfcer !7. PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS. Reoaevelt and Rermlon- SJome Predto Hons by s Veteran Observer. To the Editor or The Pc 8tr: It Is now twenty-six years since the Bullitt hill, the art under which the city of Philadelphia la now governed, went Into operation, and only two electlona during thei - full quarter of s century have evoked such bitterness of feeling as promises to mark the one to be held In November naaC One of theae waa the election sf Hdwln II. Fitter, the flrst Mayor elected under the revised charter of April, issr,. and the other was the election of Rudolph Blankenburg, Novem ber, 1111. thn Keystone and Democratic Fusion candidate for Mayor, elected hy a vote of 1S4.S80 to ISO.Htn cast for Oemrgc H, Karle, Jr., the Republican candidate, .1 Fusion majority of 4,495 votea In a total of 2 fi 4 . s R r, votes cast The total vote cast for Taft for Presi dent In Philadelphia laat November waa 11,144 I Roosevelt, R2.ARS : Wilson. 61,801 ; a total of 241,205. The rieptemhrr registration of voters under the recent statewide primary net aggregated 24S.OS1, nf which number lH.IM enrolled as Republicans, 3S,27 as Washington party, Sn.106 aa Democrats and 7.9S3 aa Keystone party, with 47,4114 refusing to disclose their party affiliation, who registered without enrolling. Desirous of making known how thta coming election Is likely to result I have obtained the views of leading men of all four of the political parties, as well as a number of conservative adherents from principle of each of the partlea, but espe cially of the Washington and Keystone parties, and all agreed that as approxi mately in per cent, of the number would not vote, because of sickness, absence from the ctty, change of residence, neglect, or some other like cause, therefore the total vote would be about 225.000, and while there was considerable variance In the statements made to me, the consensus of opinion was that about 60,500 would be cast for the Washlngton-Democratlc-l'uslon candidates and 156,300 for the Republican nominees, and the reasons given for such a conclusion were : First, the hope, approaching a confi dent belief, that Colonel Roosevelt will align himself with the Republican party will carry the entire Keystone contingent over to the Republicans, and that this Roosevelt action will so greatly demoralize and decimate the Washington party that It will be absolutely Impossible for the Blankenburg administration to hold, with any approach to unanimity, a party whose disintegration Is so plainly evident. Secondly, the probability that such Washington party leaden as Thomas I.. HlckS, t halt man of the Washington party committee of Penr.sylvanla : ZthaT. Moore. Ita strongest Individual member In l'hlla delphla, and Clarence D. Ulhboney. Its ablest advocate, and others will glte their support to the Republican ticket. Thirdly, the complete failure of Mayor Rlankenhurg to make good a single prom ise of the many lie made during his cam paign for the Mayoralty In the Interest of reform has so dishes rtened hla follow ers thit their alienation from an ephem eral party whose leader stands tils credited makes their return to the Re publican party fl determination as tlxed as the stars In their courses. "Roosevelt and Republicanism" may not be the watchword in Philadelphia at this (Mining election, but It will be th wnr whoop In Pennsylvania in 1914 that win sweep the State, and even at this election it will be the talisman that, tt Is be. lieved. will knock Fusion higher than C,l deroy'l Vile, which was ao very high It could not be seen. F. PMILAOBLPHIA, September 27. VIKTVBOP Tin: CAR CBV3H. How It Mate the Woman Teller I torn Injury. To Tim Editor o,- tub Boh Sit: As one ol the long suffering I read with In terest the letter of vour correspondent as to t rn fib- conditions. I WOUld like to ua- eur htm bs sympathy is misplaced, As ttavcllitig facilities IT) in Neer Yo'-k have bereft matt of any line ring spsrk o chivalry (honestly now. did he ever have any'.'), so has It deprived woman of her traditional delicate sensl bllltles. KeitiK s business woman, usually oom- P'-lleil (o stand for an hour twice a dny In the perfumed atmosphere of our ele vated trains, let me inform him that we welcome our ssrdtnsllke condition In which it woutd I"- Impossible for us to fall o. r. rather than being left to jerk backward ami torward as the motorman'i 'sweet fancy dictates In his erratic run tuna of the train. For Instance, last evening 1 rede across the Brooklyn Bridge on s trolley car and not being sufficiently propped tin either side I ,o forced to hold on to a Btrapj Ilk- other thmas in this man made world straps sre hoi made lonsr enough for a short woman like myself; result, my thin waist was torn at the armhole, Remembering this and having on a 'sill, dr.-ss. made also with a kimono sleeve, tins morning when I boarded a train I dill not attempt to reach the strap. Op on,- side of me stood a small boy with a large bag which rested m the Hour where my left foot should have been; on the other side wus a man with arms extending wide a newspaper anil with his feet Widely brai-ed so that he need not hold to a strap, so that bis left arm and leg encroached on my terri tory ; the result of not having room to stand w is that I twice swayed, but hy herculean effort I succeeded In falling on no one and trisj on no one's feet. In spil. of this, after we had got a thud of the way across the bridge a man Jumped UP and gave me his seat : his companion did likewise for the mother of the small boy; after I had thanked him and seated mvself he saiil to hla friend: "That's easy I" meaning, of course,l had used the swaying as a means to get st.it. No. he still lives. A. C. B. Bbookltn, geptember 27. KM run M ; v r AGKTVCIKM, Defence ef Thee Neeassary chances. To the ROITOM OS Tmk gON -.So - employment agents have read in panels thai tin Indecent seem- In a REs The the cer tain DenSOrSd play has been CUt out he cause of Its rtlth and an employment agency substituted for tha broths). This is unjust to employment ggenolss, which are probably Without exception as moral as any business in the clt.v. At present 1 cannot think of anv general line of business belter conducted. When the persons wh mended tills foul ami filthy play arranged it at Brst they had nm thought about employment agencies. Kmploymenl agencies were moral enough then. Hut When ths police stopped the play because of its vili nesa and demoralizing effect ami the promoters were threatened with the loss of their dollars unless they modified it, the Idea occurred that au employment agency might be substituted. 1 do not suppose that the promoters of this SO called play have read the recent reports of the Com missioner of Licenses on the conditions of the employment agencies of New York. If so they might have substituted a gro cery store, I don't suppose that the promoters of this BO-CSlled. play have read much of any thing that pontalna useful information. All they think of and know Is how tu get the money out of the pockets of those who have a bestial hankering after vul garity and Indecency. Of course we real ise that the play waa written for thoae who like tilth, and when the worat of the filth Is cut out there Is very little further tO attract any hut the prurient minded and those described by the play. The employment agencies through the United Dmpioymenl arums Association Of Oreater New York are deeply shucked at the slander and counsel has been con sulted In order lu aeo If rills m furious tiae of a reputable business cannot he S0 Joined by law. Chasmcs O'I.'onos iBWINj President United klnipleyment Agents Association. New YOSE, sptstuber a, ,. HUTCH HETCHY. The other and Tens Far rneneeessfnl Hide of the rase. To thb stoma or Ths Sum (r: Al though you have declared In favor of the Hetch Hetchy bill I venture to think that you will be willing to give a hearing to those who are opposing It. There Is a great difference between the need of Ban Francisco for a new wster aupply snd tha need to tske for that supply a watershed of the Yosemlts Na tional Park, Involving r.no square miles of magnificent scenery. The srray of offi cial Influence 1n support of the bill does not slter the principle Involved : It merely . l.ln.. ,l,a rnlUwIn 4 h urnrinmm, 'of the city, these excellent gentlemen' are willing to disregard this principle. The principle is that except for some reason of supreme neceaslty these nstlonal parka, tha playgrounds and health resorts of tha future, akal I be-preserved In their Integ rity. It 1s not enough for the city to show that the park la a convenient, eco nomical or desirable source ; IL must show that there la no other adequate supply. If the city can get the supply elsewhere why not sav4 the park? Why waa it created? Now the Secretary of the Interior directed the city to Investigate all other sources and sent an advisory board of army engineers to make a similar Investl Riitlon. To be of value each of these should have been candid, complete and thorough, tn Justice to the whole people, whose rights In the property to be given BWay are paramount. Neither report was complete and thorough, and, as I shall show, the city's was not candid. The army board was candid tn saying that Its own was not complete and thorouah. and that the city's Investigation was not complete and thorough except ns to the Tuolumne (Hetch Hetchy) and Sacra mento watersheds. The board further stated that there wero several other sourcea which, combined with the present supply, would solve the problem, which was one simply of coat. Moreover, in l!i Marsden Manson. then City Rnglneer, and Mayor Fhelan of Han Francisco acknowledged before the Renaie Public Lands fommlttee that the city could get Ita supply anywhere along the Sierra hy paying for it. Has anybody denied that Phelan and Manson made this confession? Moreover, has anybody denied the truth of It that the city could get Its proper sup ply elsewhere? Not a soul. You see, It Is simply, aa the army board said, a ques tion of cost. Now. what are th ropl called upon to sacrifice, not for the lives or the health of San Franciscans but for thlr pockets, granting them a franchise which the army board estimates as worth 445.OnO.000 of electric power, which they may sell to recoup themselves for the vast cost of the proposed eyatem? Mr. Kahn of Cali fornia apeaks of the Hetch Hetchy as a "basin" HI one corner of the park, remote. Inaccessible, mosquito ridden. Time was when the Yoeemlte Valley Itself was all these: would It have lieen wise lo turn It Into a reservoir for San Francisco." Tin Imagination Is staggered at the very sug gestion. But why not, if w e are to do I he same for a "wonderfully exact counter part of the TOSemlte," as John Mulr calls it. or "one of the great wonders of the world," as Mr. Pinchot haa confessed? One does not have to go to the Hetch Hetchy to realize that It Is a phenomenal natural treasure. One haa only to see views of It. If this valley Is not worth saving, what piece of our natural scenery doea deserve preservation? Three other polnta: (1) The valley Is to be "Improved" by drowning, changed from a "mosquito swamp" Into a beautiful lake. This re minds me of Dr. Cham, lug's reply to some one who spoke slightingly of "mere morality." "That." said the doctor, "la like saying : 'Poor God, with no one to help Him!'" How unfortunate that these tinkers of nature could not have been consulted In the creation of the Hetch Hetchy '. The fact Is. ns Frederick Law Olmsted, the elder, said, the effect of theae superb BsTRes consists in the contrast be tween sublime, rugged walla nnd beautiful floor vegetation ; and to cut down or drown out the underhrusli and great trees Is to destroy the units by which gradually the mind climbs to a comprehension of the vastness of the whole. Moreover, it would shut out the campers that would come In great numhers If Congress would appro priate money for a nine mile road. (2) California, It Is asserted, has the greatest Interest In preservlns Its won derful scenery. This is rank begging of the question It otiaht to have, hut has it shown It? Has the State done anything to protect the Calaveras trees, Of Mount Lassen, or Mount ghaate, or th- Humboldt countv redwoods': Mi. ltaker properly appeals to Congress for these, but what has the State done? My first Intereat In conservation, which be gan In 1 "!!. was I re Seeing how- the Suite had neglected the YoaemltS Valley. Is that great scandal forgotten f Local con trol of national reserves always Is likely to he Inefficient. Nine men In ten would rather Ignore the Interests of a distant rjovsmmsirl than "iret Into trouble" by opposing a neighbor, it is the iTnltsd Stales, not California, that has saved most of her great scenery. i 3) Last of all. it Is said that the pub lic is not to ho excluded from the north ern half of the park. The plain fact is that If the city takes the Tuolumne and llet.h Hetchy It must have the whole Watershed, the whole 500 square miles, to protect Itself. The necessary sani tary regulations win exclude the public from the free use of th.. park; bucIi a restriction as the vine In the bill that no refuse Is to he deposited within 100 feet of a stream, for th park is a network of streams. Dr. Charles W. Rllot. In a let ter record ing h.s opposition to the sehsme, says: "If the valley Is turned Into a lake uved as a water supply of San Francisco the public will have to be shut oul from all tha borders of the lake for health and pleasure uses." To gum up. this Is a new conflict of commercialism with the Interests of (hS people. Take out of the hill the rlKht to sell electric power, and the city will withdraw the measure at once. The smaslng thlmi Is to see conservationists like PtnchOt and the Progressives reemt ItiK their creed and becoming In this In stance deeonssrvatlonlsts, willing to de stroy one of the most beautiful of Clod's creations, one of the possessions of the people, the world, and the future -a II for the convenience of a city that can gel Its water supply, as its officials have con fessed, "anywhere along tha sierra by paying for it" I Ross sr Undsswooo Johnson, NBW Thik, September 27. "The Art Thankful." TO VBB EDITOa OS TBB BXTS- .sir. Who would betlsve now and then thst Americana have ni manners after the reailtng of M. John QUlSB'a luminous letter on free art puhlisheu in your ootutnasf What could bo a better exhibition of politeness thun ttia gracious anil charming act of tha Congresa of a groat country bow ing to art at tha auggeatlon of a cltlr.cn, . Underwood? Such a politeness. I rapaat It, should In spire soma arttst by returning tha compli ment to the Congress In the form of a rhef d'oauvre on canvas or marble, which could bs called, "The Art Thankful." USNBI DS LarlTOLB. Naw Yoss, September 27. retains Canadian Dimes. To TMK I'.DITOB or Tm SDN Air: Whether I am meaner Uiaa most follca, or about Uir average, I am wllllag to let tbe world Judge by what 1 do with Canadian dimes. A good many people don't like to take Cana dian dimes, and ao when I Snd myself In poaaeulon of one that somebody haa worked on me I don't try to past It. I drop It In the coatrlbiiUoa plate at rhurrh or I give It to a waiter. In this manner I have thus far disposed of my Cauadlau Ulmca without the kligtiteat trouble no church collector haa ever asked me to substitute for the Canadian an American coin, uor lias anv waiter yet asked me if I knew the dime was Cana dian. Whether or not this metbnd Is ethical I here leave for the world's consideration. Alsast. September TI. H. W. U, OPPOSE DR. MANNING IN CHURCH DISPUTE Trinity Rector'g Opponents Fiffht His Election to Head of Depntfeg. SAYS HE IS "RADICAL" Claim Made That "Catholic' Party in Church Is Baek of New York Rector. Opponents of the "Catholic" party In the Protestant Episcopal Church are dlrectlnc attacks upon the Rev. Dr. William T. Mannlns. rector of Trinity Churci, to defeat the plan to elect him president of the house of deputies of the Episcopal General' Convention, which will soon open here. The f'AroiitcIe. a publication published by the Rev. Dr. Alexander O, Cum mins, rector of (trace Church. Pottgh keepsle. aaantls the supporters of Dr. Mannlns, hut says that they are working- "perhaps without hla knowledge." The r'ironlcc also at tacks the Order of the Holy cross, which has a monastery on the Hudson Mvei Just north or PonghkSepSta, and th-Mefep- rAtirch. the organ of the Catholic party. When asked yesterday about the plan to change the name of the Episcopal Church lo the "Holy Catholic Church" the Rev, In. Cummins said: "The scheme is dead for this conven tion. Too much publicity, too many Pro testants. "But let nobody lie deceived. 'Catho lics' tight on. They ere now laying plans to win three years hence. Evidence of theae plans are on every hand. They will crawl through the prOI dmga of thia con vention like a certain animal through the grass In summer. Watch them do It." In discussing the situation in Tht Chroniflr, he says: "There are large numbers of honest men In the Episcopal Church who insist that n few things In the Church are to be let alone. They are settletl anil tiny are going to stay Settled. The Church is going to retain Its Protestant character. It Is not going to change its name three Or six years hence. Erom New England, from the pBOlflO Coast, from the South. Irnm everywhere, men are rising up to attend to these matters. We have Just gone through the hottest enntroversv the Episcopal Church has Known in years. The Protestant side has won for the mo ment. Hut the scheming for position and votes does not stop. "The other day the Itcv. Dr. Manning Issued Kti appeal that everybody pray foi the general convention. That Is a proper Hung to urge. I,et us hope many prayers will he off-red. Rut this appeal for pray ers for the general convention Is really that of the Holy Croas fathers. Krom their monastery they Issued it long before the rector of Trinity endorsed It. The Holy Cross pravere are for The Ameri can' Church.' What Is that, might I aak ' Is there such church? I do not nnd record of It. Theae Catholic fathera' mean the Proteatant Episcopal Church. They have changed Ita name ; changed the name ef the church to which I belong. "Hut thut la not the end of the story. Everybody heard nhout the prayers when the rector of Trinity advertised them, t hope everybody heeded, hut I hope every body didn't pray for t lie 'American Church.1 le t's lie honest In our prayers if we cannot be anywhere else, Dr. Man ning kindly urges the prayers, and these 'Catholic fathers' kindly mention Dr. Manning as candidate for president of the house of deputies. See how gen erously the mentions are distributed "' The editor disclaims any personal at tack, and says he has looked for si state ment from the rector of Trinity Church ssyinc ho will not bo a candidate. Then he adds : "This Manning candidal ? Is of a piece with the other 'Catholic' manipulations The LMo Churek manages tins part of it. It lias canvass to Mud out who l" the popular choice to haed the deputies it receives nineteen votes Whst nine-teen'- why. presumably the nineteen It wanted to hear from Forthwith Hie paper announces Dr Manning to he tin popular choice of the church, William it Hearst ought In go to religious joiiriiM, Ism for points. ns Hector la HaUlcal. "it is a grave question whctht-i any man ought to take S position in the church, like that of prealdi nl ol Hie deputies of the General Convention, Who hits lined klinsell up us an xtrennst oi any mutter concerning which he Is like', to have to niake parliamentary mime, East spring light III tie- midst of the boated controversy over the change of name .Dr. Manning presetted a sermon in Trinity taking sides and taking radical ground, la he nt to preside over tie deputies? is he even nt to lead tie project for s world conferenci on faith and ot del ' -1 can recall no previous years when tha position of i' ealdent of 'he house was made a partisan football ot ect-li-aiastlcsl politics." Within the past few dsys a new West ern oandldatS has appeared in tin lii Id for president of ths house of deputies In the approaching convention. He if- th Rev. Edward l.. Parsons of California, a veteran in genet. tl conventions. Cntil ths Rev. Mr. Parsons was mentioned It was said that the honor lav- between the Rev, Dr, Mann of Huston and the RSV. Dr Manning of New York. It was sa.d In BptSOOpal circles yes terday thai the deputation from California ut lie coining convention will propose the removal of ths word "Protestant" from the title page of the ltook of Common Prayer, and the use of ths words "Hou Catholic Church," and will offer S roso lutlon authorising the appointment of a commission, membership of which will in clude Hishops. presbyters and lav men, to grgW up I statement and present It t the convention three years hence. Hottliic forth thut ths Episcopal Church retains all that was gained hy the church of England and that tin- Sbttrch claims t bo in legitimate smt unbroken succession a pan of the Catholic Church. Oil' v laff: societies PAHADI Thirty Thnaaand .Men Take Part 4e Annual Servlcea. The annual public demonstration of th Diocesan Union of Holy Name BoclSth 1 of Brooklyn took place v estt rday gftei noon. About ItO.OOn men from the v arl ous Catholic parishes of the diocese tool part In the services, which were held In twenty churches. The diocese was divided Into districts, and In each district a ceo trally located church waa Selected, Th services Included a Bermoii on the Holy Name, papal hleaaing and benediction oi the Hlesaed Sacrament. 1.30O AIA MXI TO BI'Y HOI' SI. Pennsylvania t.radoetea Want Ns tlonal Home In .Mrw tsrk, l'HH api LPHiA. Bept. II. Fifteen hue died alumni of the university of Pennsyl vania an to raise the money needed i line i mversity or l-eiiiihyivaiiia luO New York for ti ClUbhOUSS whteh may hr corns ii national home for alumni of I -1 Institution I The club has under DonslgerallOlt a proposition to take over a twelve start building. ' i j r :