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SUNDAY, NOVKMHKH f, 1013. Entered at the l'oi Office it T w York at Second CUM Uall Matter. Subscriptions by Mall, Poilpald. DAILY, I'er Munth SO BO DAILY. I'er Year OO SUNDAY, Per Year a to DAILY AND SUNDAY. Per Year SO DAILY AND SUNDAY. I'er Month 7B THE L'VKNIN'd SUN, Per Month THE KVn.MNtl.SUN, Per Year Postage to foreign countries added. All checks, money orders. 4c, to be made pay. r.b!e to Tilt SCN. Pubtlfhed dally. Including Sunday, by the Sun Prlntlngand Publhlng Association nt 170 Nassau street. In the borough of Manhattan, New York. President and Treasurer. William C. Ilelck, 170 Nassau strrcli Vice-President, Kdwird P. Mitchell, 170 Nassau sircct: Secretary, C. K. Luxton, 170 Nmu uteri. l.ondnn office, llrflnghnm House, 1 Arundel afreet, Strand. Paris office, ft Rue de la Mlchodlere, off Hue du Quatrn heptrmbre. Washington office, lllbbs Bulldlnf. , Brookljn office, 101 l.lvlngMon street. It enir tnttuts uio star us with monmrrlpfj and (lluitrmtont let nuWlrowm vih tn nor reveled arlttltt returned thev mull In all eatfl tend llampi for that purpose. i The Strong Public Servant. These views on fiorsonal government derive no nddltlonitl Importance from the fact tlmt they are delivered nt Uucnns Ayres nnd not at Oyster Bay: "A strong people need never fear a strong man or a strong government: for a strong government la Ihe moat efficient instrument nnd a strong man the moat efficient servant of n strong people. It la nn 'admission of popular wenkness to be Afraid of n strong public servant." "Nowadays many well meaning and sin-cert- Judges have grown to regard them selns as having n (loo given right to de clare on their own responsibility what laws the people are to be allowed to enact." It Is Krhaps )ermlsslhle to call at tention to the historical fact that sim ilar opinions both of (.ersonnl govern ment and of the Judlcinry were enter tained seventeen centuries ago by the youthful nnd lamented Cabacalla. That strong public servant, govern ing that stroug lK-ople the Itomnns, dis posed of the obstructive judiciary In a manner distinguished for Its directness nnd simplicity, as the mourning fam ily and grieving friends of Chief Judge 1'apiniani's were frequently heard to remark when Caracalla was nway lec turing beyond the equator. ne More Step In the Thaw Case. The decision of (iovernor Fei.kkr of New Hampshire to extradite Harry K. Thaw, who Is tinder Indictment for conspiracy In New York, la only an other Incident or stage In this Inter minable case. Governor Kfxkeb could not have denied the requisition. It was not for him to question the process on which the request of Governor (Jlynx was based. The next move Is tbe hearing before Judge Kduab Aldbich of the United States District Court In New Hamp shire, upon the application of counsel of Thaw for a writ of habeas corpus, which was tiled about the middle of September. Judge Alpricii in grant ing au adjournment until Governor Fei.ker should act Intimated that Thaw was not extraditable. He said In answer to Mr. .Teromk's contention that the only question to decide was whether Habby K. Thaw was charged with crime and the prisoner was the person so charged: "But when the rapera show that he la charged with a criminal net, and the act Is involved and occurred In hla es cape from a warrant which holds him as an Insane person, doet It not appear on the assumption that he is Insant?" The Inference Is that Judge Aldbich t Inclined to hold the view that If Thaw Is Insane he cannot be sent back to New York because an Indict ment for conspiracy has been returned against him. A long legal battle Is In prospect, and whatever Judge Aldbich's decision Is there will be an appeal by the defeated side and the case will be carried up to tho Supreme Court of tbe Tutted States. There seems to be no escape from this conclusion. It Is a discouraging commentary ; upon tbe legislation of the States that e murderer confined by an order of court In an institution ns a paranoiac may be able to defeat the purpose of liis commitment by crossing a State boundary. If he Is dangerous in one State he Is dangerous In all nnd should uot be allowed at largo anywhere. Detention and extradition of the criminal insane should receive the at tention of legislators throughout the Union. The question of continuing In sanity should be decided only In-tbe State where a defendant Is committed to au asylum. The Labor of Shakespeare. It Is a familiar reproach to the loyalty of Kugllsh managers that the plays of Suakksfeabe are preformed much more often In Germany than In their native country. To this Indis putable fact there are two answers. One Is that tho dramas of Hiiakesfeabe are treated with so much respect In England that It would be Impossible to present them as the Germans do. Tbe other defence to the charge of In difference Is tbe singular statement that the plays of Shakespeare are so dif ferent from tbe contemporaneous drama that It Is surprising they are acted at nil at this time. Such a defeuce has Just come from a more or less official sonrce, and those to whom the plays of Shakespeare have always seemed tbe richest dra matic heritage of our Inngunge will be surprised at the disadvantages which the managers think these dramas later under ai plays for tbe pmaat day. One of these Is the obsolete you expand n two cent poultice stninp ' most simultaneously. Some of our cor words which occur so frequently mid forwimllnp the monthly one cent to1 respondents hnvotllseussetl the primacy, are supiwsetl to be Incomprehensible to ninny theiitrcRoers. In the Herman pres- yoti let the segTeirntcrl percentile nccu cntatloii this In counteracted by trnns- nnilnte until It hits reached the nnnunl Intlon Into conteniiorury Idiom. Then the humor of Hiiakkbpeabe Is described 1 as opK.sed to the Ideas of the fuu of , the day, and the fact that the men and women of tbe Shakespearian the ntre are so different from those with whom tho average man and woman Is brought Into contact Is regarded as a drawback to popular enjoyment There Is no need to say that this statement of the unsultnblllty of Shakksfeark to audiences of the pres ent day comes from a theatrical source. As the views of tbe showninn they may be shrewd. As a stimulant to Inter est by persons of the most elementary culture or knowledge of poetry In the question of the Shakespearian drama on the stage here it lid abroad they are altogether without value. There Is in deed a naive Indifference to popular prejudice In describing the Kllzabethan genius as a playwright who is suffering under serious drawbacks to successful production on the stage. It Is quite true that the dramas of the great poet are acted In Germany as part and parcel of the usual reper toire In the subsidized court nnd mu nicipal theatres. It may be that the spectacular elements Indispensable to xpulnr success for Shakespeare here and In Kugland are lacking. Then some of the German theories of Inter pretation, such as the comic Porft'n In the court scene, would not Ik accepted In this country or Kugland. One more objection to Shakespeare In Germany Is the lack of Inspiration displayed by so many German actors In these plays as well as In nil ootlc drama. Hut the German use of the poet's plays ns dramas to be acted at all times and under whatever condi tions may happen to exist In tho the atre which performs them Ms surely n more admirable expression of regard for the greatest drama In our lan guage than the" spirit which iipologitcs for the Kngllsh lack of appreciation by laying the blnme on the works of the playwright. Flnerty nnd His Twelve Cent Tax. With profound gratitude we acknowl edge the receipt from the Internal Rev enue llureau of Its latest circular ex plaining nnd clarifying the text of the Hon. Cobpem. llt'i.is masterpiece. The official enlightenment Is welcome. It is the "other than" part of the source of Income that was beginning to be per sonally and deeply concerned about the practical operations of the law. The corporations nnd hanks are grappling with their own share of the perplexi ties and uncertainties which Mr. Cob pem. HrLL has contributed to the New Freedom. The private Individual, whether he expects to pay an Income tax on his own account or to be held personally resonslble for the tax on the Incomes of his morn pectinlous fel low citizens, Is Just now only beginning to appreciate the miseries that may b In store for him. For example : If you rent a house or an apartment for which you pay more than a year you know already that as to your landlord's Income you are "the source" for the purposes of Mr. Hull's statute. Technically In the view of the Inw nnd of the Commissioner of Internal Rev enue you nre "tbe debtor" or "the with holding agent" whom the Government expects to do part of the Job of collect ing the new tax. You must withhold the one per cent, for the benefit of the fnlted States Treasury until you are either satisfied that your landlord has himself paid this part of his tax or con vlnced by bis disclosure to you of the general state of his ecunlary affairs that he Is tax exempt. You know already, also, that yon need not bother your head or cumber your account book with the taxes due to the Government by your butrher, your baker or your candlestick maker. Your debts to these gentlemen vnry from month to month and do not con stitute a fixed annual contribution to their respective prosperities. The same with your lawyer and your doctor; that Is, unless you happen to buy legal ad vice by the year or to pay a large fixed sum annually to your physician In the old fashioned way of commutation. But suppose that among your do mestic arrangements you employ a cer tain Mr. Fi.nebtv, the ash and garbage man, to come regularly to your house nnd cart uway the dfibrls of housekeep ing. Your contract with him Is nt the rate of a dollar a month, or $12 a year. The tax on this part of Mr. Finerty's Income amounts to twelve cents a year, or one cent n mouth. To that extent are you tho "debtor" and "withholding agent" and responsible for that fraction of Mr. Fi.nebty's income tax If he Is not exempt under the $3,000 or $4,000 min imum classes? You know nothing of his pecunloslty, for you have ne-vf r seen Mr. Finebtt, although sometimes you hnve heard bis garbage cans rattle In the early morning. For all you know he may be a Golden Dustman who has ac cumulated In many years of successful professional activity an interest yield ing capital sufficient to make every dol lar you pay him In the course of a gar bage and nab can year liable to n cent of tax to the Federal Government Therefore, are you In fact the "withholding agent" lu Mr. Finkbtt'h case uudor the beautiful law which Mr. Hull baa given us and must you hasten to make Mr. Fjhebtt's personal ac quaintance nnd Interrogate him ns to the extent of his other resources? If be gets angry and tells you It Is none of your business, must you rfubdue him to amenability by rcadlug blm u few of Mr. Cobdell Hull's luminous peri ods? If he persists In his recalcitrant attitude, must you thereupon Institute an lndeH?ndent Investigation on your own account? If Mr. Finkrtt cannot or does not es tablish to your satisfaction his exemp tion from tho tax's Impact, what are you going to do with tho ono cent a month or twelve centa a year; ha,H THE SUN, nm ncitrcst deputy collector, or snnn.the tlntt-s mill tcHtlinony In the case nmotint or twelve cent nnd then mnko, the cases of the chief claimants to this n Journey nt your private expense to 'high honor, Inlllll Mr. Moiib its - internal revenue office and deposit It In bulk with the Government? The Flnerty question and many more of the same sort have been disturbing the needed rest of the prospective tax payers. We arc happy to Inform them this morning that whatever the Hull law may Intend or require, the collect ing authorities, as made plain In Com missioner OsnoBN's luclferous announce ment of October .'II. Interpret the Inw as rellelng Mr. Finkbty's patron from all responsibility as "withholding agent" In the case of Mr. Fi.nebty's twelve cent tax. No iierson Is expected to "withhold" until such times as the rent, salary, wages or determinable annual payment "shall hao rear tied an aggre gate amount rxceVdlng $.1.(H0." This may be contrary to the strict logic of the Hon. Cobdell Hvll's source theory, but It Is common sense. Russia nn Trial at Klcff. Almost every member of Congress has received resolutions of mass meet ings protesting against the trial of MENnu. Hkii.is on the charge of "rit ual murder." There are people, amaz ing as the fact Is, who do not realize the enormity of the racial outrage )ermltted by the Government In Rus sia ; they are disposed to think that the agitation In America is overdone, amounting to Interference In the do mestic affairs of another country. This Is it view that makes one's blood run cold. The truth Is that every civilized country has registered Innumerable and Indignant protests, and suspects In the Infamous trial an encouragement to ignorance and fanaticism to destroy Jews In every community In Russia. Such Is the meaning of the sinister term itogrom. In Ixindon recently there was a meeting of all denominations to con demn the revival of tbe blood ritual charge made In the course of the trial of Hkii.is at Klcff against the Jewish people. The most eminent Kngllshmen of the church and laity were present In person or sent messages of sympa thy and expostulation, l.ord Mh.m.b expressed his "strongest sympathy In your protest against that barbarous myth the ritual murder ac'cusatlon." "I Join with you," wrote that- distin guished lawyer Lord Sei.bornf. "In horrified protest at the revival of this Satanic lie. I.ord Rosehebv was sorry that he could not be present "to protest against the revival In Russia of the horrible aivusation of "ritual murder' ngnlust the Jews." Mr. Honab 1,aw, the t'nlonlNl leader: Mr. Atsten I'HAMRKBLAIN, Sir WILLIAM Osi.l.B, seorcs of other prominent laymen In all the professions and churchmen of every denomination, declared their nb horrence of the Hellls affair In terms as sympathetic and vigorous. A reso lutlon moved by Professor A. V. Dicky "solemnly protested against the recru deseence of the utterly baseless and wicked blood ritual charge against the Jewish ieopIe." The question has been more one of humanity and civilization than of Ju daism. Russia lias been on trial before tbe world. The moral effect of the agitation In other countries is seen in the revulsion of feeling where It was least to be expected, in Russia, nnd In demonstrations of tbe St. Petersburg utiUcrsIty students against the proMviitlon at Kleff. Can there be any doubt that aroused public sen timent In Ktirope ami America lias saved Russia from the Infamy of shed ding the blood of a defenceless race? Cheap Threats. The mere fact that District Attor ney Chabixs S. Whitman has received several threats of vloleinv and politi cal annihilation unless he calls off his graft Investigation only goes to prove tbytt there must be some abundantly stupid persons still left In this town. For any one to suppose that Mr. Whitman Is a man to Ik? affected by gentlemen who talk big at a safe ills tanee shows a degree of fatuity that Is almost Incredible. It Is reported thnt one nombastes Furloso telephoned his threat from nn East Side saloon In these words: "Tou call this thing off. Why. you don't know what you are doing. If you keep this thing up you will have your best friends mixed up In It before long. It will mean the end of Charms 8. Whitman." Then he dropped the receiver and took to his heels like a good fellow with epurago oozing out In every di rection. Something must have told him he was barking up thn wrong tree. For If there was ever one man lu New York In whom people of every shade of condition and party have confidence nnd will back up In any undertaking, that man Is tho District Attorney. Ills position Is unique, because he has now been reelected by all parties. And his fearlessness Is as known and ns tested ns the sentiment behind him. If the "John Doe" Inquiry has real facts to be dug up concerning the nl leged "snndbagglng" of contractors, the grafters may rest assured that there Is a man on the Job tn do tho digging "It will mean the end of Charles 8, Whitman," will It? A Orrat New Jersey Inventor, On October 24 Philip Mohb, bene factor of mankind and especially of womankind, a mau who added nn tin earned but genuine Increment to tbe sponslblltty In this matter? The post sum of happiness, died In Elizabeth. ,B ono 01 tne flrBt Importance and it N. J. He was tho Inventor or one of h. TT.e.Ho VnvP Vh'V?" . , , . . . , . dent. Tne question may be asked. lias the Inventors of Ice cream soda, a food tne patrnnage of the whole diplomatic beverago now much more essential to service been turned over to Mr. BbtanT millions than bread or meat. Like Neptune, Uranus, tbe steamboat, elec- . wa" tnea.e fJl" ,hat. ,et ,h ,fv trie telegraph, telephone nnd most great .Tn" TmplZ OatT' discoveries, this was found by more nut no frosts ever dimmed tha au than one; perhaps 'several found It al. tumiuU nuts of Red Sruau, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER Our bubbling cniiteniiiornry the Sudtt 1-nnntnln presents In their own words sorted In an Interview with n Snda Fountain man that he discovered fcc cream soda In an Elizabeth store In 18G8. It was the gift of fortune. Ho "carelessly placed a spoonful of Ico cream In a glass of sarsaparllla soda water," tasted and found It good, and soon hail his "lee cream soda" sign out Mr. MniiR'n memory was perfectly good, but-If It be objected tlmt ho was 81 at the time of the Interview, nnd the date 1ST8 cannot ho substantiated otherwise, his son now living In Eliza beth remembers seeing Ice cream soda served In his father's store In IHfU. Mr. HomnT M. Ghkkk, Sr.. head of a firm of soda fountain manufacturers of Philadelphia, tells his story of Inde pendent discovery thus: "tine afternoon in an Ice cream parlor t was refreshing myself with a dish of Ice cream when tho waitress placed a glass of water besldn my plate. Italf'nb sentmlndertly I noticed that other patrons also were served with glasses of water. On the second Inspiration came to tne that If lc cream and water went together In this way In tho confectionery, why should th patron consume them separately? Why not male one dish of the two'.' Thero whs the germ. Call It Invention, discovery or what you will, there was tho idea, the Inspiration. Ice cream soda seemed to have solved thn problem. Hut all waa not yet plain sailing. The very nw 'Ice eram soda,' which 1 quickly decided would be attrac tive, meant that the product must bo In keeping with the anticipations which would be aroused In the minds of those who wcrr to be tempted by the novelty. I at onco began experimenting with vari ous flavors of lc cronm In connection with the syrup flavors then In general use, which were lemon, vanilla, sarsaparllla, strnwberfy, raspberry and orange. I found thnt vnnllla Ice cream blended letter with those syrups than the other flavors, and when tho exposition opened T was teady tn do business with 'Ice cream soda" ns my chief attraction." This goes back to 1874. So that Mr. Moiir's priority is undisputed. Frid Saiwdiks of Detroit ( ll$-lli:n Issald to have been the first man to "com- uerclnll.o successfully" the spoonful dream, which without date given he attributed, with at least a nolilc poetry, to love's youug spoonful dream: "One night, just as I was about ready to close up. a newly married couple In the neighborhood came over for a cream soda. All the cream was sour. I don't know what made me do It, for I had never thought of It before nnd I wanted to keep the couple's trade, but, at any event, I put Ice cream in the soda InMcad of cream. They liked It and asked for an other. I wai ufraid they were going to ask me what It was, and I am sure I would not have thought of tho name 'ice cream soda' then. Well, you may be sure I had fresh cream In the morning nnd sold cream soda as usual, but that night tho young couple came In again and asked me for the same kind of drink they had had the night before. The next night they brought company. The drink commenced to take so well that I told my other cus tomers about It. Pretty soon everybody was coming nnd asking for Ice cream soda." Whoever found Ice cream soda did more for the substantial bliss of the race than Watt or Fulton. Morse or Rn.i.. Until proof to tbe contrary the laurel belongs to Philip Mohr of New Jersey. What can our amateur diplomats do when pitted against professional dlplo matu'.' I'rnvMencr Journal. You must put your trut in grape Juleps and the white radish. It fires the heart with consuming fer vor to even now contemplate IUi.roa on the mountain heights that September morn. Thr Hon, FtoncHT l.r.r. Hf.nht. Firing tho heart with consuming fer vor seems to tie Inextricably connected with September morns. The Moose leaders In Illinois feai thnt unless they take over the nnti-saloon right the great women vote In the down State districts ef the Commonwealth might tie lost to them. Despatch from Chicago. Then It Is the inalienable right and the Imperative duty of Ulic Mooso to Bland firmly on a prohibition plank. One of the main tenets of "social Jus tice" is to eeo to It that nothing goes by default. Hy tl.e first of next week housekeep ers who want new laid eggs will have to pay 7 centa apiece fur them. The cold storage people were shortslghtM last spring nnd didn't put enough In thetr rofrlgerutors. .Vetcs of the ila. The moral la that If you are short sighted in tho spring you may be fore handed In the fall. From all accounts these cold storage people aro more, wlso than Solomon's ant. with the result that the consumer Is becoming- more and more like the grasshopper. This win ter he may whlstlo for his eggs. It may be funny, but it doesn't sound so. There will be no treaties to adjudicate and no political affairs to bother with, for the Administration will see to that for a year, and you would not be tied to St. Petersburg, but would have trips to Ber lin and Vienna and the other capitals of Europe, and also Stockholm, . and per haps to Copenhagen, and all the attend ant delights that go with such trips. From the Hon. Jim Hau Lewis's lelfrr to riNnxLt. of Peoria. . Who, then, was to be the Ambassador to Russia? To say thero would bo "no political affairs to bother with" was tho very reverse of the truth. Itussia Is a hotbed of political affairs for a dutiful American Ambassador. The Hon J. Hamilton Lewis, as he algns himself, has sometimes boasted of his connec tions In Russia. Was he to manage tho affairs of the Embassy from Chicago and Washington? Mr. Bbyan has too many outside engagements and thn President has too many Irons In the fire. It is sold that the Senate may not con firm Editor Pindicll. Aside from tho gross Impropriety of tho bargain nr ranged, by Senator Lewis, Mr. Pikpsll la plainly not or Ambassadorial calibre. lly the way, has the President no rn- 9 1913. AFTER ELECTION. The New Ma) or a Product of the Hrpuh. I loan Vote. To thr Cditor of Thk Hun Sir: I nm sn enrolled vrrter In tbe Twenty-third "ubiirnii ticket lien. ? som) for doing o: ' In my view Sulztr was properly Im peached and properly deposed from of fice. No decent, self-respecting man will want to associate with such a fellow. Hut Sulzer politically Is a product of Tom many. Ills despicable methods are tlio Tammany methods. Ills Impeachment has emposcd these methods more thoroughly than anything else hns done In recent years. It has pltlotlcd Tammany. 1 voted thn Republican ticket not as an Indorsement of Mllche! (by no means), but ns a condemnation of Tammany and Its methods, and I know that hundred and thousands of our citizens felt tlu same. Their wrath was aroused against Tammany. It could only express Itself by. a vote for Mltchel. of whom we were a little distrustful. Then- was no other wi.v toff for iih Mltrhrl was elected by the Republican , partv. It Is ludicrous to claim his vie- lorv na :m Indorsement of President Wit son. The voters who elected Mltchel had no such Intention. .Iamks Adams. Nbw York, November S. The question of tietiernl lllngliam'N KllSllilllty. To the Kmtok of The Sun fitr; A statement has appeared In the newspapers to the effect that General Hlngham would I he Ineligible for appointment ns Police Commlsfloner under Jlnyor Mltchel by reason of his peremptory removal uy Mnyor McClellan. I beg him to note the following conclu sions, which iiolnt to the contrary of thnt statement : Chapter VIII.. section 270. of the dreatcr New York Charter provides: The bead of lb I'ollce Ilopartment xhnll h mtled tli Police tViinmltrnr, nbn shall h appointed by the Mayor, nnd shall, un. lii pooner remoed, hold otflre for the term of Ave year, and until hl succemir nhnll be appointed and has rpisUflpd. Th fBld comnilMloner muv, whenevB In th Judgment of th Mayor i'f the enld city, or Ihe r,oernor. the public IntercM" hnll rn require, t.e retmed from otllce by either, and fhll be Ineligible for reap pointment thereto. Artlclo XIII.. Constitution of the Stnte of New York. "Oath of Offlce," provides that the Incumbent . Will support the Constitution of the United Slte and .the Constitution of the State of New York and will faithfully din charge the duties of lit" offlce according tn the ,n of hl nbllity The provision of the Charter could mean onl) one thing, unmel)Tthat a com missioner nppolnted for a term of five years mny be removed for rhurgra of cj7 Irc( of dull, iimlfVUfiwiT i) offlc, or such other charges, alter a tenriwj, by either the Mayor or the (loernor, and that then, and then only, would he be Ineligible to hold the offloo of Police Cornmltsloii'T, i- to l reappointed by the Mayor if u moved by the Governor. If, ns In the case of General fllngham. he was removed from the ortlce of Police Commissioner without n hearing, trial or lounsel, nnd were to be considered In eligible to hold th office again, his "con stltutlonal rights" would 1 grossly vio lated. The fact that til s opinion Is agreed witn by many lawyers and supposed by emi nent members of tho pencil in .' lor makes It perfectly clear that the ser vice In the office of Police Commissioner of such n capable and experienced mnn as General Illngham should not be lightly cast aside on the mere presumption of such a technicality. CHAKLITR .TCRUF KOWARP". Hrooki.tn, November T. The lng. Not the nlmal. To the Kpitoii or Tur. Sun Sir: S M. . .Mltchel U snliiE to bust Tnmtnaii) wide open! Going to shove It into ob livion ! But whiit is the ute of bolng so cruel to tho "old tiger" when It's only his fangs that need doctoring? Doesn't giving a dug a bad nam ap ply about as well to n feline? Are there no diseased "molars" outsld of the tiger's that are aching for Mr Mlti-hcl's dentistry Are our pains and Ills solely attribut able to the striped cat ' Are thero not some J.ickMls among ti'7 What was the Indorsement of Mr. Con nelly In tjueens? Whit was the Indorsement of Mr. Cas sldy and his bunch" J. W. K. New Yor.K, Novcmbei t. Mr. rolh)N Iflttrncc on the Fielder Vote In Xen .lrre. To Titr. Upitob or Tur. Srv--K(r.' Begging )our pardon. Intelligent sir. hut If Mr. Colby had icmalned out of the Gubernatorial race In New Jersey the late Governor Stokes would have been "snowed under" derisively and virtue would haw had a more brilliant victory. I know rcrsonnlly nt least three men who rooted for Colby who would have voted for Fielder If Mr. Colby and bis third party had been out of the race. II. M. KoNivtsr.R. Newark, N. J.. November !. Paradoxes of Municipal Iteform. To tiik F.niTOK ok Thk SUN- Kir. Now that tho turmoil of the election Is ended. and sailing and fishing being also over for the year. I venturu to suggest n few Mv York paradoxes. Perhaps they will get nast the office cat and stir up some one to correct them. In thtse days of hsglene. eugenics and vacuum cleaners, the city Inspects milk iKittlcs and the State wases war on germs and forbids puhlle drinking cups, jet tho elevated's platforms und steps are swept by the colored porters Just as they were In 1S70. The city authorities havu made pi op. erty owufrs bpend millions in h moving sidewalk nbsttuetlons, yet they deliber ately have put down and plan to put down subway ventilating rrntlngn on llro.ul way, reducing the sidewalks In width far more than any of the removed encroach ments dlil. A great fuss Is made over the ciowds on Fifth avenue, anil no doubt It Is well made, yet south of Twenty-thlnl street, where there are the greatest crowds at noon and no street t rattle, the sidewalks have been deliberately reduced In width by our local solons. Much is said about fieph nlr and the value of trees and grats, anil jet every public impiovemeiit on Manhattan Island turns some grass Into recnforcid cement and glass and some lues Into kindling wood. Not a tree hns been planted In Union Square, Hluyvesunt Square or Bryant Park since the Kai.t Htver last froze over. A Ktiipknt or Hihtosv. Nkw York, November s, Academic Killttu,. To tiik Kpitor ov Tmr Sun Sir: Mere cnsunl rending, not careful examination of the alumni wekly magazine of a very prominent university, disclose!, the follow, lug. manifestations of academic slipshod habits : At Its qulncenntsl reunion I'rof. Alnls lllhl of Berlin Prof, llhltl of Merlin Th president Introduced Prof, Ithell Ths benefliient provision of Mr. Cecil , Ithndet' will have drawn the tie doner The dangers of one sided pursuit of spa- I clal knowledge Is lo be avoided i I It Is not Phldens that speaks i Spinoza lived In the modest home of Van den Kndc Ths Stswsrt kings I nr and Wlllughpy were drawing up ' reasoned eUsaincntlon of animals I At nn other time In lbs atms mi there1 ny rushing of consequences a wirro gnme - The Mitchell College Men's Iafue of New Tork City Almost any copy of almost any college publication will be found to exhibit equally glaring accumulations of thn fruits of sheer Indolence or Indifference. IXJNll NUPTCHINQ GSAbUATS. New Yosk, November 7, 'TO II ELL WITH THE COXSTI-TI'TIOS." Senator TUImati Claims Authorship ami; i:plalns Genesis of Phrase. To the Koitos or Thr Sun Sir; Pnder the caption "Horrowed Plumes," while striving to keep other people from falling into error, Thk Ht'.v has Inadvertently fallen Into one Itself by not telling the whole truth. Tho phrase "Tn hell with tho Constitution" is mine. Tho circum stances under which it was uttered were these: j I was lecturing In Chicago to a veiy I large audience nnd in discussing lynching i for rape I was Interrupted with the ipies- Hon from some one in the audience; "Hen- ntor. did you not tnkc nn oath to support 1 the Constitution when you were soin In I nn Governor, nnu does not that Constitu tion guarantee the rights of nil cltlzins of South Caiollna-'" My retort wns, "To hell with tho Constitution, when It stands between men and Justice when n man has ravished a white woman or negro woman or any other woman." I said this same thing In another form on the floor of tho t'ntted States Seliato Itself In n debate with no less a champion nnd great iawor man jonn .. r-poonn-; and I hnve reason to believe that the Senate ngieed wlh me about lynching for rape. 1 have rhnrged Clovernnr Hlenso with theft of my Ideas on bitching for rap Thk Sun would have people understand that I have used the phrase "lu hell with the Constitution" whenever oppor tunity offered, nnd therein Tilt: St'N Is In erior and unjust. I nave iiiwa.s auvn- cited lynching for rapo everywhi re unci under nil circumstances, and that Is tho Idea I charged Governor Itle.ise with having stolen. H. It. Tillman, Washington, I). C, November 7. Tills letter is meant seriously. There is nothing more drplorahln than to lind ii man of Senator Tillman's Intclllgenco advocating tho killing of any human being, accused" of any crime whatever, without Judicial process for the determi nation of guilt or Innocence. tiETTIXa EI T.X WITH YM.F. A Harvard Man Cniiilciinis an l oport manlike l'rnMwal. To thr KiiiTon of TllK SUN Mr; In Tilt: Sl'N of November 7 there was a des patch from a correspondent at Cam-brldKi- in which II was said thnt Harvard men ate urging Conch llnughton to keep the flrt string men In against Yale, to make as lnrge a score as that unlvei Mtv's team did one v-arN ago analnt Harvard. Will you allow me tn say thnt though I bail" no light to sp-nk for tin whole body of Harvard students and alumni. I nm. nevertheless, imsltlve that tho ci cat mass of Harvard men will dis tinctly repudiate any audi unsportsman like and puerile purpose as Is suggested Can there bo anything more repuvnant to a true sportsman than to "hit a man when lies down"? If 1 Rtiess right. Harvard, even If she Is ever so much stronger than Yale this ye.-ir. will rather linltat.- the winners of the Oxford-Cambridge boat races, who. whatevir their ablllt) has b.en to run far ahad of their beaten rival? at the tinlsh. have nlwavs content"d them"lves with a few modest lengths. KtiwABD Hri:ck. ItosTov, November 7 The f.noil Old Astnr llou-e t nder s Mat;- itir Iiik (tints. To Titr. HuiToit or Tun (IfN -Hir Ta dismantling of the hlsvrlc A ntor Houn recalled to my mind a facsimile of nn old lithographic print, raid to b In the col lection of John ! Crlmmlns of N w York, which I taw some time ago In a little book cntltl-d "In Oldc New York," by Charles II. Todd Tin Asto'- House looks familial enough It shows from the entrance south to V ey treet. One of the stores In the Astnr House south of entrance on Hroadway Is occupied by "I,eary Co , hatters.' the other by "ltcilford Ai Co." The one on the corner has a sign, but It Is Illegible. The lower end of City Hall I'ark, now ihe Post Office, If surrounded by nn orna mental Iron fence. The building on the corner of Park How and Ann street Is oc cupied above by Port'r, "Scalp and CurN." nnd one other sign I innnut read even with a powerful glns. The building on the corner of Broadway and Ann street has the woids "Amer ican Museum" hetweun the third and fourth story windows. Along the top of the street tloor windows 1 am able with a powerful glass to make nut the word", "Terrapin," "Lunch." There are other words I cannot decipher Perhaps soni" old New Yorlor who knew that locality before tho civil war ran supply the (lata I hat been un.ibb- to tlnd of that partic ular spot. Ahinoton H Cahman I'.VTCiioot'E, November S. Where Kf.'ood Old Knrougbt) orKnraght? To thk Kpitor or Tun SfN Sir: Sev eral dnjs ago editorial allusion was made ii. no Alabama family with the propensity for railing Its name Darhv though spelled Tatsllafcrro. As the wntei s of (liilivinn r. .in lo have swallowed tin matter I am tempted to put my oir in, and stir it one mom to the surface. Stored away In my memory Is a bit of In formation given In a mwspaper pain graph 1 read In the 'sns to the effect that n Vligpila man signed his name Knroughty and pronounced It Darby, lii.ve never I. card of this since and long ago set it down ns tlm production of a tired editorial brain spurred on by the compositor's demand for a stickful more. Hero it Is again, spelling and pronuncia tion wider sepHrattd than i ver, Taglla feiro Is. I should take it, an earlier spell- lug of Talllafeiio, which is very gener allv. and no dotibj quite correctly. '';,,,,, u yn,terday. was the "Evperlnv Pronounced "TnlP or. I tan I bridge hJ Mov,'m,.nti Ualn Motlf. pv . . pronounced "TnlP or. I .ant bridge Tulllver to Pnrby .though two piers mlgh ,m. Tolilvcr and I ...III er. Likely I 's all "made up" 1 have long suspected that some things pili.lol in the newspapeis were open to doubt. M. R. W. Nkw Yi.ttK. Novimber R. The Xew Freedom anil Itonueforl t'hece. To tiik Cpitoii ok Tiik Spn Sir: I suppose I am enjoying "The New Free dom," but peril ips 1 do not fully ap preciate it. My groc. r has ndvcitlsed a reduction In the price uf Hoquefort cheese and Mniaschlno cherries be cause of the new tariff. My digestion Is such that It would be indiscreet for me to live wholly on Hoquefort cheese and Maraschino cheriles, nnd I am more concerned with the price of milk, butter nnd eggs. The prion of those latter nrtliles Is two old reprobates Supply un Demand, who cnie ns little for "The New Free. doin" as for Its great npoMle. So I am paying 12 cents for butter, (to rents for rggs and IS cents for milk. It will probably tnkc one some years to ave enough on cheese, and cherries to pay for n dozen eggs. It. G. Boston, November S. The lllrfrrentUted fluys. To tiik Union or Tiu Si n- .Sir; Almost al ways right. Tin: Si n Is In rrrur retarding Hie M.bsschusetls (!us. It Is not the Hon. (hiy ............ , . . ..' Ham It Is tlir Hon, (iuy A, Ham, and for tiobll My of name and length of lung he Is rnlllled tn a place In the temple. IIustoman. Uostox, .Vai November s. A Coming Affidavit, To tiik Kditou or Ins Mn .sir; Whrn he certifies to his mint election cvpensct., do ou think he will lie "the same old lllll"' 1'KMX I ll KINS. Fobt PLAIN, .November Not On the l.lit. lie sings about the piping pipes of Pan He's some athlete 1 never met at all. For, up and down the list I vainly scan, I do not find he ever kicked a ball. Of Aphrodite, too, In dulcet lays He loafs tils soul with soft, ecstatic thrills. If she In vaudeville at present strays I do not tlnd her name upon the bills, Horace Setmous Keu.es. INOYEL HANGING AT WATER COLOR SHOW Best Pictures in One flnllcry Is an Innovation Sur prise to Artists. Tf()t;(J IT HINT TO JURY MiksV'Bt'frynr Womnn" Cnnsfrl. ererl Most Xotnhle Paint Ufx on Exhibition. The luniKlng committee of tin- New York Water Color Club has asserted it-ielf this year in a most curious nnd t-uMI.. way. It has hung nil of thn best w.iter colors together In ono end of on" of tin galleries ill the nnnunl show of the club Just opened to thn public. Tho hanging of pictures Is ever s thankless task and the committee nlwa . comes lu for criticism. The artists win do not mciuc the places of honor aceusv the hapless lommltteemen of favoritism and the unfortunates whoso "works" n' "skied" breathe threats of death atiil destruction upon them. Their lot, to quot. Gilbert nnd Sullivan, "Is not u happy one." l3xtraonlluary coincidences occur evn more fiequcntly In tho art world tbnn they do lu real life, but so marked nn as semblage In one corner of the show of nil of tho best thlnga rnn scarcely be an accident and can only be Interpreted as a gentle hint to the Jury of aclectlon. It seems to say, "Sec. we have a differ' nt standard. If we had bad our way all tliu show would have been like this." The effect of this no doubt kindly meant little lesson to the Jury of (.election rather disastrous as far as the general effect of (be exhibition goes, for, unfor tunntelv. these better water colors nre few In number and the sensibilities of t'is ,.....ii..i ni.aopt rp nre deadened long hefor.i they are touched. They are. It Is lived less tn s.iv. In that Inner sanctuary, the V.inderbllt Gallery Pictures III Inner Sanctnnry. In tluatrlcal circles It has been under stood for years that the best ticket seller Is he who can so distribute the audtcm that what Is In reality a few appears to ho a crowd. The whimsical disdain of this principle by the hanging committee pre. vet. Is tbe vis. tor from getting much pleasure In the first gallt ry that you enter. So. If y on will permit us to be jour guide. oil will, upon entering the Vntr Color Club looms, walk quickly through the tlrst gallery without glancing to ths light or to the left. Once safely In th Vnnderbllt Gallery bear northern h" north until you meet George I.tiks's "Pac gar Woman." which you will find worthy of vour honorable attention. She l si rml George l.uks. w hl.-li It saving much, wotthy of the cie.itor of ' n "imehes"." of the "H.v.er" and of ' led faced man with the dyed mouMaeh' whose name we forg' t . the old wom.cv, who hns looked upon mam humm v.ii ties npp.nently. t"'t who has met w' omo success 'n life, i an alford t s.iv au lionl'- woril or two of fmew 'l, to' her .ompi'dKiidini: en. before s go. s to hir d.illv post bv tbe subway et trancr Tin color ! unolMtruslVf but ad'-iuat-A maroon colored shawl enfolds her coin fortable ptopottlons and then. Is a bin bonnet with blue and maroon posh s T. ,est of the Picture Is In white? ..' grays, palntfd with great dlr.otn.s i pi ec!slon. The subtle smile upon t' old fnce Is worthy of a Haumler. Tills Is In the section of Ihe vi'lr that the hanging committee sp- .1 upon, but none of the neighbor ng pic tu-oi came up to the "Hcggur Wounn c l, which Is In truth, a high one "Cliffs" Good In Color. Net to her bang the "I'lins. .Mo . began," bv c.eorsre Wharton Cdwanl which Is good in color and well ilclpm t The ocean gets deep quickly off t sheer rocks and Mr. IMwards lias Fn. coded admirably with this part of picture, better than-with the trees thM grow upon the roCfcs, that borrow a 'it tie heaviness from tho body color wits which they are painted. H W Rubin is reprrsented by .nil Interesting works that appear to h mezzotints or some kind of color pro' im- Whatever the method, Mr ltti I appears to be nn artist. There Is Imag 1 tlve power and considerable r. cling in ' stiange little pictures. Cpon the east walj reign in undlsput' glory the works of half ft dozen po' Impressionists. Whatever dsn may b said of them, at least they sre wn'e colors, but In some cases more m.iv b sahl. At the reception yesterday the w adjective most frequently applied to tb " wan "crazy." but the artists themselvc thoroughly enjoy being vituperated, .is proves, they say, thnt their accusers t bast got Some emotion from these wnrV fho most emotional of them, June t .'f. ... 11, a .mount of cfiiideniTiatlo! bt iP Mov,'m,.nt. Ual Motif." I . ,. , of vvhUli is a , ,.ntinn to students of post-In . , , . verv wild nlctti 1 """ ",lU " " wr " pl FUft mprr?st'"i- tore Beat F.ssny In Modernism The best essays In modernism UP"" wall were those of David H. Mlln1. w " color Is vivid et pleasing and ' f decorative bent Is pronounced h t . It Is u flower piece or a lands, ape t r icsult has somewhat of the qualm nt good faience. His best one, the "Bronx l'atk. 1 dating arrangement of black trees, upon which the in tint has amiably bcstci I one or two touches of gieen, and a I that Is white and blue and olive ' purple, and which we don't recall )i c seen In Hrons r.H K, a.tnougn mat matter. It Is cM-ellent ilronratmi would take nlciisuro in Mr. M I" I "Hi on l'ark" ! The exhibition upon the whob 1 depressing one. There are rows nr ' ' of huge pretentious plctuns ' i heaviest st)le of workmanship, aim variably lu gouache, and in solid' 't I UP oil paintings, Tho sulij. as commonplace ns the trchnlqii'S s" Hie silt mi. II 'is ti i.iii'ui i i.iti'ii tuny are forgotten. The Gmrg 1 "Ibggar Woman" and the little I 1 by Mr. Ilubln, who mav be i f 1 r'V'rl,y' iM , ,' " ' . ' eallerv. Yon will nctst rate t lx sections of the exhibition nt your pe'l' I1AI.LV FOIt JEWISH t ii utiru . Filial Hoporln to llrookljo Ictirn Hun to lie Millie Tucda Mgbt The closing meetlui: of the ran1 ' of tho fund of thn Hrooklvi Fee i i of Jewish Charities will lake p i Tuesday nlshl at the Fully ciu.' Franklin avenue, when tlm var.oii tnlns of teams who have been cilV ""I subs-rlpllons will make their res Meyer Slclnbrliik. formerly pre !' ' the Jewish Aid Society and a d!n " the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and .'u " id, TTeilorntlon. will preside, The e; of the evening will be Dr. J. 1. V ' ' ' of New York city, one of the be Jewish philanthropists In Amer' The meeting will be called to W o'clock.