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The, sjuN welcomes President Wn . kon's converplon to recognition of tho imperative need of doing something ' rfwictlcal!e to rescue tho Inhabitants of the United States from tho grip of the tirrlflc cost of living. , For weeks The Sun has been striv ing without assistance from tnb Ex ecutive1 Department of tho Govern ment to stir the officials to act for the relief of the, suffering public For months those authorities watched the appalling and unchecked rise In tho prices of tho necessaries of life with out doing one single thing for tho lBllef of tho population. In vain tho people called for help. In vain they sought for action. Bu reaucracy, high salaried, well housed, Abundantly. fed, paid no heed to their appeals. But now the President him Keif has heard the cry and has given lib promise that one man at leapt In tho Executive Department shall use ail tho power' and authority of his oftlco to save the country from the dangers which beset lt..The people and The Sun. have won a notable recruit to their cause. Whatever Ih'e President doesithat is Impartial and wise nnd practicable to curb the greedy men and organiza tions will have The Sun's loyal sup port, and Tnn 5un will rejolco sin cerely If a day comes when It can say to its readers that to President Wil son they owe their heartfelt thanks for the reduction of tho burdens which now oppress them. Let him begin with wheat. England to Cede Cyprus to Greece. Tho Island of Cyprus, thev third largest body of land in' the Mediter ranean Sea, after having been passed around amftlfg the nations from the earliest historical times to the pres ent Is apparently at last to find a permanency of ownership. A des patch" from London says that the British Parliament Is seriously con sidering the cession of the Island to Greece and that a delegation from Athens is in England for the purpose of completing the negotiations. , Cyprus has belonged to Persia and Egypt; It was annexed by Alexandeb tho Great to Greece; It has been sub ject to the rule of the Roman, Byzan tine, Turkish and BrltisB empires. As Cyprus had known most of the civil izations of antiquity It became a fruitful field for explorations and ex cavations. Tho most successful of this work was carried on by General Louis P. Cesnoli whllo he was Amer ican Consul at NIcosea, the capital of the Island. Ills collection, which is the largest nnd most complete of Cy priote antiquities in the world,- Is now In tho Metropolitan Mutjcnm. Tho heated controversy regarding tho res toratlon of 6omc of these pieces uwakened among Now Torkers of two generations ago an unusual Interest In this island. Despite Its many changes In owner ship Cyprus seems to have gono calmly on attending to Its own business. There are almost 300,000 peoplo on the Island ; 'most of them are engaged In agriculture, forestry and sponge nsmng. T&ero are somo tourists, who in tho season furnish a small revenue. und archaeologists who continue to dig among the rains of ancient tombs and temples. As there are representa tives of all tho, Levantine people 6n the Island Cyprus might have serious racial difficulties had it not early taken means to forestall trouble., Most of tho men who fill certain property qualifications have the right of, suf frage; there are native courts for Moslem and Christian and there are schools for Mohammedans, Armen ians, Maronltes and Greek Christians, As a result Cyprus has been one of the few largo Near Eastern Islands free from Internal strife. Under a convention with tho Sul tan of Turkey Cyprus was adminis tered by Great Britain from 1878 to 5014. On the outbreak of the war with Turkey It .was annexed to the British Empire. In tho bast 3reat Britain considered the Island of great Btrntcgic .importance to the protec tion of her Interests in the enstern Mediterranean and to the security of tho Sues Canal. The wnrr how- a-asaaaaaaaaaaaajaTeassaalaia- ..-.: -. ; - .- : . r 1 .a. it.,. , y r . --v.. ' ' - ' ' 'i '1 la 'I if. i 1 LHJ , . - - ? yn-r-T- ,, , -,T.-, . . . ... , , .... ever, developed the fact that It waa J tragar crop stormed and-pelted-wires bf no value to Great Britain as thand offered thousands of dollars for military stronghold. accommodations but never wcro nblo jSUo offered It tot3oirsTANTiKK for i to cross tho water. Greek .support in tho war, bitt ho ro- ! Jcctcd tho proposal. As tho business ' " - . or uyprus is largely in Uio nanaa or ni. - -t.-i ., "u umjuwur us mu jn-w pio are or Greek descent and spcaK isianao mm ncr parents waiting for tho Greek languago tho present Gov- her soldier to return to tho mainland crnmcnt Is desirous of Including -tho from France boJtrd of his arrival. Island within thq nellcnlc confedora-1 She of cburso ordorcd her parents tlon. To this plan thcro la said to bo to take hor dome. No accommoda llttlo ODDOsltlon In Great Britain, 1 tlons available! So her parents jvent whllo tho former British High Com-'out to WalkUl Beach to a bridgo.H. It. Gkeen, camo In for ono-nlno-"mlsslonor, CaptalntJ. W. Oan, has com- party and tho girl stowed away on .tieth of the, estate Thera wero three out strongly in ravop or uxo anncxa- . . . - tlon of tho Island to Greccoaunder conditions which the Greek Govern ment has willingly accepted. Tain Crlci From thc.Wlion League. Wo exhibit tho subjoined correspon dence In Its entirety In order that tho citizens of tho United States may be informed of tho exact nature of theUcans marooned in Honolulu. They propaganda so industriously cnrrjcai forward In behalf of- Woonnow Wil son's project to submerge American independence and American nation ality In tho supcrsovcrelgnty of the proposed League of Nations. Tho cor respondence consists of two telegrams, the first of which was received by the gentleman to whom It was addressed on the dny nftec It was sent on Its 'devious way beginning in thl city : "New Tonic, N. T 6, via Newark, Ohio, August 7, 1919. "A. IL Husky, Hotel Traymore, At lantic City, N. J.: "American people must be reached Immediately- with true algnlflcance League of Nations and its necessity in present rery cravo world crisis. Great educational campaign neces sary. Will you Join ninety-nine others give ono thousand dollars each to League' Enforce Peace, William Howard Tatp president. Bush Ter .mlnal Building. New York? "Oeorob W. Wcktrbiiau, Currs land H. Dome, Alton II. Par ker, Jacob H. Ecmrr, Herbert Hocston Treasurer Financial Committee.'' The cause In behalf of which this frantic appeal for allonathlc doses of tho stuff of which corruption funds ore made Is In a baci way. So far as tho Individual to whom this tele gram was sent Is concerned It mast go without the dosage prescribed by the cmlnentEpeclnll6ts who compose Mr. William B. Tatt's financial ad visory board. Major IIeiset replied as follows Immediately on receipt of tills cry for help : "Mr. Herbert Houston, Treasurer Financial Committee League to Enforce Peace, New York, if. Y.: "Telegram received. Personally and oflfclally, as president vo the American Protective Tariff League, I am opposed to the covenant of tho League of Nations, and It I were to contribute anything to a'propaganda. in this connection It would be against the adoption of the covenant of the ' League of Nations without Teaerva tlons. 1, agree with the position of ' Chairman Lodge and Senator BoeU.ii as announced In the newspapers of io-dav. Very truly yours, "A. H. Heiset, "President the American Protec tive Tariff League." In these two messnges Is the formal confession of the advocates of Ameri can surrender to the League of Na tions that their echemo of national emasculation has been rejected by the American people, and Jt marks their last despairing effort to pllo up ob stacles to obstruct tho broad road -on which Intelligent, sane and far sighted Americanism marches Irresistibly for the complete salvation of tho Ameri can Govenmient.from the policy of folly to which Woodbow Wilson has endeavored to commlt It. Together they form a heartening document for nil citizens of the United States, whose Idealism Is not corrupted by Irrational doctrine and whose political virility has not been sapped by tho worship of false goddf Marooned In Honolulu. Mr. Kalaniaraole, Delegate from Hawaii In the House of Representa tives, could get no accommodations on passenger ship or freighter when he wanted to sail from Honolulu In response tot the President's call of an extra session of Congress. A friend from the mainland cruising In the South Sea In a sailing yacht heard of the Delegate's unhappy state, and, offorlng him a lounge In tho chart room, brought him to San Francisco. Fortunate was this timely lift over the deep blue sea, for otherwise We might never have heard ttyo fine talcs Mr.-Kaxanianaole told tho House about Hawallans marooned. It appears that all the large pas senger ships serving Hawaii went away from there to carry troops across the Atlantic and the few small foreign ships still serving the islands wcro unable to book a tenth of the applicants for passage between Hono lulu and San Francisco. But even this rrifcagre service Is threatened by the tapo of the war ttmo permission for foreign ships to engage in const wise traffic na that between the Islands and the mainland Is considered. Mr. Kalanian aole nrged the Houw to extend the exemption to foreign ships until American ah I pa returned to tbelr old loves, ne revealed that of late tho deslro of travellers to voyage between Honolulu and Safr Franclwo had been so great and the accommoda tions so Inadequate that stowaways on freighters, not licensed to carry pas sengers had become numerous end note the fact nearly all wero women. Men, big, hnsky, strong armed men wanting to go to Honolulu to look over n deal for pineapple canning plant or to San Francisco to sell a How tho women put shamo upon thorn Mr. Kalanianaolb told the . uousc, ana many a. romanco was v.AM . . . a. uiuo. ou ouiuiuui gin luunug iuu i m r .. i e y t . i a freighter, mot her soldier, rnarrled him and has lived happily ever after In Oakland whllo her marooned par enta attend garden parties In Hono-i lulu's cocoanut groves, Many oUter like talcs Mr. Kaxan ianaole told tho House, which nev ertheless brutally refused tb extend the exemption to foreign ships, and thcro remains a largo colony of Amor- should worry. Passing of the Weather Vane. Tho over so amateur meteorologist, whetherho lives In the town or coun try, these days must regret the pass ing of the weather vane. In the city the whirling nrrow has been omitted from tho furnishings of so many flag staffs on the buildings erected In re cent years that It may be said to be nlmost N non-existent This throws upon the amateur meteorologist In search of coming weather changes tho responsibility of studying the steam clouds coming from pipe tops for his data. In downtown Manhattan, for example, high buildings make U diffi cult for him to And tho true direction of the wind, for It is not uncommon to sco steam clouds blowing from tho southeast and northwest within the compass of his visual range. In tho country and suburbs tho barn has been replaced to a great extent by the garage. Tho nntomoblle driver, seems to tnk,o no Interest in the weather. Certainly he does not study' It ns barn builders did In the ,past, for a gar a go Is seldom ornamented with a weather vane. Between his nntl-sktd tires or chains and his rain and snow proof top tho motorist may If eel he Is so superior to the assaults of the weather that be need not con sult the direction of the wind before he takes to tho road. ' The weather vane Is passing to thnt bourne to which many good old pictur esque and helpful things have gone; and It Is not being replaced by nny marked Improvements in the govern mental weather forecasllngservlce. A Book 'About the Splitting of a Yankee Fortune. In his foreword to ."Tho Howland nelrs" Mr. William M. Emebt, gene alogist for the trustees of tho Sylvia Ann Howland estate, ventures his be lief "that this Is the only Instance In tills country where nn extensive gene alogical record has found Its ralson d'etre In the distribution of a for tune." Perhaps Miss Rowland had thought of thtb particular result when In 1803, two years before her death., she Made a will providing that about half of her estate of $2,025,000 tho Quakeress was the wealthiest resident of New Bedford, Mass. should be distributed nftcr tho death -of her niece, Hetty Howland RonmsoN, among the lineal descendants of her grandfather, Gideon Howlano. The task of tho trustees and their genealogist In this distribution-, which was to be mado "according to the right of representation," Is better ap preciated when It is recalled that Gideon Howland, who was- born In 1734, was married at 10 nnd became tho father of thirteen children, twelve of whom married and had children, and that It was not until 1010, when' Mrs. Hetty II. It. Green died, that tbe roundup of Gideon's-descendants began. The years that had passed be tween Gideon Howland'b marriage and Mrs. Green's death wero' 103; and those New Englandcrs havo been a prolific people. A long lived peoplo too, for of the 439.persons who shared Miss Rowland's bequ6st 200 were alive when she died nearly fifty-four years ago. That they have been n cupablo peoplo Is evident Hetty Howland "Robinson became, ns Mrs. Gbeen, tho Tichest womnn -"In the world ;' nnd-Mr. Emery has counted among Gideon's descendants "'at least two members of Congress, the wife of a Governor of Massachusetts, several members of the Legislature 'and two Mayors of Now Bedford." 'Then there aro whaling captains, tho founder of New Bedford's cotton industry, mem bers of all tbe professions nnd cham pion tennis players. ' What a work It was to learn ex actly who and where were tho heirs I They were scattered, over tblB coun try, and soiue were In England, France and the. Hawallnn Islands. Somo bad never heard of Gideon Howland. 01 course there was tho" expected num ber of claimants who had nothing to rest their expectations on persons who 6a Id they wero (and might have been) descendants of the Mayflower Howland, whereas, tbe first of Gid eon's ancestors to reach AmerJcaMvas Henby, who came either In the For tune In 1021, or In the Ann, In, 1023. HJs brother John was d Mayflower Pilgrim. "A wave of genealogical re search swept" ovec. New, Bedford. Trustee and genealogist' wero obliged to bold numerous telephone or per sonal Interviews with claimants and attorneys, from within and without the city, at all hours of tho day or night" Tho town library was be sieged for copies ofan old Howland genealogical book. Photographs In tended to show resemblance to old Gideon came from as far off as Chile. The division of the estate according to right of representation waa of , course a .matter? of fine, maihematlcs. Tha largest fraction for any ono heir was ono-fdrty-nrth of tho cstato: 'There, were fifty-four dlffarent fractions, and to the layman they etm fearfully and wonderfully made, as In the case of the itqallest, pre-" sented thuai 1-7 of of 1-S3 of 1-45-1-20,160." Tho most fortunate of tho heirs re ceived betweon $20,000 and $25,000; the least fortunato about $S0. Mrs. Hrrrr Gbsen's son. Colonel Edward living grandchildren of Gideon; thirty- two heirs of, tho fourth generation, 221 of Uio fifth, 150 of the sixth and thirty of tho seventh W fancy that some of tho heirs will And more plcasuro and comfort In Mr. Buot'h 'honk thnn In inn money they havo received,, for It Is , not amero compilation of names and ddtes. (U1 In nil It 'Is a literary slice of Now England llf o. It tells hot only of Uio fortune and how and by whom It was made bnt of tho fine old fore bears of Gideon himself: how they started American life, how many cows they owned, how much they paid for that forty-ncro lot and the way In J which -they bequeathed their' silver spoons and their humble f ortunes. There aro sketches of the living nnd tho dead ; (usually friendly 'but never colored with that thick flattery which Is the curse of so many genealogical volumes. In tho sketch of Hetty Gbeen, for Instance, wHre told how she becamo IntcrcstoTln finance nnd how sho fed her terrier Dewey on rice pudding nnd rare beefsteak. Her cow chased an Englishman across a pasture and he said to Mrs. Gbeen: "Madam, do you. know who I am? I'm the Honorable Vivian WeaTLKion ot London.'1- Mrs. Gbeen pursed her 11ns nnd said: "Go tell that to the COW." When she was asked .why" she took out a license to carry a pistol sho replied : "Mostly to protect myself ngnlnst lawyers." Miss Svlvia Ann Howland made, one grcnt mistake In her will. She should havo left at least a third of tho estate to Gcncalogtst Emeht. At .the Margin Clerk's Desk. In .the springtime, Just as the buds were swelling on the trees In the parks, they began to go to the brokers In Wall Street, men of nil conditions, of all callings, of" all experiences ex - cept- experience In Wall Street trad-! Jpg. They took with them their hard j i . . . earned savings or their easily ac - quired surpluses; savings or surpluses they would not pt'lnto Uncle SAU'sj bonds or Into the prosaic guardian ship of tho savings banks. Cn,n li ,wl n thnn.fli.il ,1 nl 1 1 rJ .ASl OU...I. " j ,,,'.' r " had double a thousand dollars, some had half n thousand dollars. They hnd read of trading on margin. Many of them did not understand Its dc-' folia w nil nf. ffcom fMf thnt It nf. - ', . - , - .it. fered n broad path to wealth-won without work. They had read of It In, books, In mngazlnes, in tho news-4 papers. They hnd heard of shoe- arrlnra mn i nfn tnnvnrda? of comwrs transmuted Into gold by the alchemy of Wall StleTt, buying what you could not pay fon J Nono of these knew of selling short ; to tho Innocent In the stock market selling short Is a practice Of Infamy not less-than mystery. Besides, didn't - ' , ' J. P. Moroan sny "cver be a bear on America"? So they bought etocks, bought on margin, bought trustingly nnd confi dently. And stocks went up. Inper profits began to appear. Price nd- i"u,,M uvb"" vancea, were encouraging upponu- rtltles to sell out were ircquent. nut whoswith gains to his credit In Wall Street can he contentNwlth hundreds? Not the novice, no begins to dream of thousands. , no forgets the limited capital he Is operating on. He hears tales of rich winnings. Safety first slips his mind. His stake is small In the hngc transactions In which It Is engulfed; ho forgets how largo It Is to 'him, Tho margined accounts grew. Thpro wcro profits any seasoned trader re taining hls4lear bought wisdom would have seized. But tho new specula tors wanted more, nnd they held on. Their paper profits rose higher, their commitments beenmo deeper. And then the market turned. Even wljen the edifice of profits be gan to crumble ranny of these speeur lators would not sell, tliough tdsspll meant easy money In their pockets, flno vacations, bills paid or neat stacks of Liberty bonds. They nn swered tho call for more margin with what they could raise nnd prayed to tho god of gambling for n turn In tho current. Thus' they held on until tho bottom fell out and) their brokers. nnnblo to net more rrfarcln In to nro-lP w ... tect their holdings, sold them ont Then the margin clerks began to scratch accounts off their neat books. They scratched diligently' nil last week; toward the end of the week fhey scratched furiously, their work for behind ho downward progress of the market. Tbelr scratchlpg spelled hardship to many,, disaster to not a few. The margin clerks deal with Impersonal accounts; the thousands they scratch nut are book entries; but tbelr scratches, spell sorrow to the fellows Who wouldn't let go. In this era of agitation It would not even be astotnlshlng If the old time i worn heirloom clock should strike. Admiral Rodman, whose speech was suppressed by Secretary Daniels, may takr) comfort tn the reflection that men ot notion ore men of few words. The axe' limits for appointment to th West Point Military Academy aro between 17 and 22, The Sonata ha parsed and the House should pass a Vtltl frt 1 n -.. mm iya m.vlmlim o tra Umjt to 24 yeara In th. cose of-any appointee "who has served honorably and faithfaUyn6t lew (ltah one, jfear In thenrmy of tho United States In tho late war with Germany and who Possesses all the other qualifications required by law." It will bo recalled that a high honor man, voted the most popular In his .Class, was a recent graduate who' entered tho Annapolis Naval Academy after serving a year Hi the navy as a plabi gob. Remembering that Joseph Is a Haps. tmro YTiina-Arlttna mn v t flllarhtly suspicious of tho archness of their democratlo duko. For the understudies It Is a case of making hay while the "stars" don't shlno. POB IN ANN STREET. Was He la a Boarding Honso or Sandy . Walah's Beer Cellar t To the Editor' of The Sun Sir! Tou urlnt n. latter mm O. Oeone Werner stating that an autograph letter In his possesslon records that Its writer, one Charles a Curtis, boarded in 1844, with a Mrs. Fosterat 4 -Ann street and that Edgar Allan J'oe was Mr. Curtis' a "nomm4ta and companion," and that at this same house General Tom Thumb was also a boaroer. Other things' belnrr equal, this has a whin of plausibility, seeing that Bar num's Museum was at the corner of Ann ' Btrfet and Broadway and that Barnum J ih?r 'IPZT As Tub Sun remarks in a headline to the letter, Tom .Thumb was only six years old In 1844. i It will be a great piece of evidence, and I am sure that tho Nw York Shakespeare Society, which Is engaged In tracing Poe's homes In this city, will eagerljr await It, if Mr.' Werner will give us a copy of this Curtis letter. Besides Titn Sun's shrewd comment, many other things -seem both to confuse and 'to ren der impossible, the Ann street Mrs. Pos ter proposition' " The records of the Shakespeare So ciety show that Poo came to New York at tho suggestion of John P. Kennedy to try his fortune In January, 1837, and I induced Mni. Clem to open her Board i hu! at 13 Carmine street. Aa to this wo have the statement of William Cowans, the Nassau street bookseller, 4ho was a boarder with Poe there. But in April, fSJ7, being disappointed "in his prospects. Poe went to Philadelphia, and Nev" YtfrTf saw him no more until , he and Virginia came to New York by boat from Perth Amboy nnd took up their residence at 130 Greenwich street, and of this the record Is the autograph let ter of Poe himself to Mrs. Clem, dated 130 Greenwich street, April 7, 1844, an- , nou'nclng their Jolnt""arrival there and jtB de,ghtfui BUrroundings. I if jrr. Werner's letter Is genuine we 1 aro to assume that Poe leff .his child wife Virginia alone at the Greenwich tr"nbod?. on,d, ,we"t and r?,Bld'd ?f" a '.bachelor with this 'Mr. Curtis at Mrs. , FcBter. Parting house, 4 Ann street, , whIch u next impossible. Whatever, Irregularities are Charge able to Poe "when he had tlie price, which was seldom, living a double llfo was not one of them. And besides, it was from this 130 Greenwich streetthat . , tn th. nrBnneri man,i0n. where ait reC0rds and thero are dozens of them, citing N. P. Willis,' J. A. Colton. editor of the American Whip Review, and many more well known names provo that "The Itaven"' was written, ' .. na read first to Mrs. Mary Brtnnen and printed first by Colton nnd then by Willis actually the reverse, since Wl"1" printed It from Colton's advance sheets by permission February 8, 1845 as a maer oi lact uio .-tow ium Shakespeare Society has a continuous rtcord of Poe and his residences from the Greenwich street house onward to the end of his life In October, 1849, and thero Is no room In that record for an 1 Ann street residence unless Poe lived a j ;w " whleK h TZt"0, I But now comes the marvellous tale, iB ,no ..,,, fop notv0 unIeS9 au- quite too bizarre for noflco unless au mrniicjiieu. uaiucty . I The late George Shea. Chief Justice of the Marina (now the City) Court, told Appleton Morgan and many others that Poo uised to frequent Sandy Walsh's beer cellar tn Ann street, and that his. Judge sheats rather, John Augustus Shea. also used to meet Poe thero. And that Poe und his companions in that 'cellar, lino by line and stnnxa by Rtansa, com pelled "The naven." And that Mr. John Augustus Sheo carried the completed p'oem to Mr. Colton nnd this story is also alluded to In Woodberry's "Life of Poe" without the obvious comment as to its improbability, Vol. II., page 114 (note). Now would It havo been pos sible that "Poe at Sandy Walsh's place In Ann street" and "Poe as Mr. Curtls's roommate in the Mrs. Foster boarding house ltj Ann street' may havesomehqw got themselves mixed up in Mr. Curtls's nebulous memory? Surely the reminiscences of Pee's "roommato and companion" would 'be n great literary find. And the entire Cur tis, letter now In Mr. Werner's posses sion wilt be awaited breathlessly. New York, August 9. J. E. R. THEORY AND PRACTICE. Laboratory Hesearch That Sid Not Work Q(jjt With Ivy Poisoning. From tA New York Medical Journal. The variance which often exists be tween theory and practice In medicine le admirably exemplified In tjle. caso of the suggestions made by laboratory workers for the. treatment of ivy poi soning and the actual results obtained w u" ot ln" mnns 01 cure BU& sted. A few years ago the chemists told us very coiindently that by applying! alco hol liberally to the affected part tha poison would be promptly dissolved and removed. Those who have tried this formulahave usually been disappointed In the results obtained. Quite recently a distinguished chem Isr anneArfri before a ratherlnar of nhval- clans and with the utmost confidence announced that the cure of Ivy poison consisted tn the application of a satu rated solution of potassium permanga nate to the affected part. Much to his disgust, a clinician ,of undoubted abil ity remarked that he had tried the treatment thoroughly in three cases without any better results than be had had from the older methods. Recent careful study of the matter seems to show we hope our researchers aro not again premature that the toxin from tha ivy la never volatile and that the skin cannot be affected at a distance from the vine, aa has been asserted, This being the? case, the prevention will be easy enough, provided the person will l'pform himself as to the appearance and 'hahltat of the plant. The Open Season fer Eaglet, Knlckar What bacoroea ot tha Eaglet Docker Swallowed up tn tha League. SHOMl f ricks CALKED fair. A Denial That rfoflteerlag Is Gcntrai Among Dealers. To tub Editor" or Tit a Bun Btr: In a table printed In Tn, Sun showma; "hat It costs to fit out a man In 11," n pair at shoes was entered as costing IK, against 19.50 In 1914. This state ment la unfair. In what we" consider the beat stores In Boston this summer men's shoes of high quality have been retailing at from (10 to (13 a pair, and .1 personally pur chased a pair of shoes mads la Newark by ono of tha highest grade manufac turers for 111, which to my mlndwaa a perfectly fair and legitimate price un der existing conditions. From Uie raw material to the con sumer there ara probably from sixty to seventy-five different naterlals and labor operations In tho construction of a shoe. Labor In many factories is thro Or four times whit It cost in 1914, and 1 upper Ieatherrmalnly owlnp; to bad con dltlons In Russia and other -foreign eoun- tries, has advanced to fully three times what it was Ova' years ago. Bole leather has also doubled In value, and so. It la ail aionr Uia line. In materials wmcn go to make up the shoe, '' The magnifying of the Indiscreet ac tion of a certain few dealers in shoes, giving the Impression that it' is tho, gen eral rule' among dealers, has caused the most trouble. Taking the average ot prices charged by shoe retailers throughout the country I believe that th.e reports of profiteering will be found un fair and unjust The New York depart ment stores, the New York high grade shoe stores, and In fact all of the larger handlers ot shoes to consumers through out tho country have, according to my best knowledgo and belief, pursued a fair and reasonablo course. ' No other large Industry probably has the ramifications and tho vast amount of detail that surround the shoe and leather business, and wjth so many ma terials entering into the cost of a shoe, coupled with the fact of the great scarcity of materials, fair minded people will at once realise that tha consumer has not been unfairly treated. Edwin W, lira Arts. Boston, August 9. McVRA W'S METHODS. A Fan Who Does Not Regard ITIm as a Great Baseball General. To Tiinj Editor orTHB Sun Sir: I was much interested in the fulsome trib ute to John McGraw coming from the pen ot Mr. Doscher and appearing In The Bun. This letter would bo amus ing were it not for the fact that the reputation of the National League and In n Ms a rrieaaure of baseball Itself Is suffer- aeriously from the methods of Ma- Graw and the widespread conviction that the administration of the National League is afraid to take the steps that Liustlce demands with reference to Mc Graw. In support of Mr. Doschers claim that McGraw is avbaseball general par excellence let him explain McQ raw's fail ure in the world's championship' battles of 1911, 1912, 1913 and 1917 and his defeat In the Irtterleague series with Boston tn 1909. With reference to Mr. Doscher's trib ute to thpse traits tn McGraw's charac ter which are uniquely described as "fairness and sense of honor" let ua ask him to, explain McGraw's difference with the" newspaper writers' fraternity In New York n few years ago ; his eagerness to take Toney in the face of his experience vi 1th tha courts last ycarr his taking up with Chase. As a physical director I' am naturally Interested in the popularity ot sports, but there Is no question that Med raw rtnd his crowd ere unpopular' because there Is a widespread conviction that he may do anything ha pleases In, the National League with Impunity, and he fplla so miserably In every world's se rleu, where merit alone counts. Carroll g. Smith. New York, August 9. FOR ALE, A CATHEDRAL. Results of a Trial of tbe Single Tax System In Vancouver. To the Enrxon or The Sun Sir: At St. Agnes Church on Sunday the Rev. D. A. McLean, representing the Catholic Bishop of Victoria, Vancouver Island, made with the approval of Archbishop ILaye.1 an appeal to the congregation for help to save the Cathedral of Victoria, which Is to bo sold at auction by tho city authorities because It. Is unable to pay the heavy tax levied on Its site under a form .of 'the single tax system In operation there. According to Dr. McLean tho church authorities are told that If the business of running a church does not pay suffi ciently well to enable them to pay the taxea (ovled the churches' had .better get out and let some other business in that will enable them to meet the taxes. - It seems that this form of land taxation has not worked so well, even with the annual tax sale where hundreds of homes have been sacrificed. Tho ideaKxf the dfeamer seems to have bjen shattered on the shores of actual experimentations At present the city and provincial authorities are en deavoring to And a system of taxation which will be more equltabl- and work able. M. A. Donald. Naw Yohk, August 9. Lincoln's Phrase Revised. To tiis Editor or Tin Sun Sir. As a native born American 75 years old I have always been under tho impres sion that our Government was of the people, by the people, for tha people; but I am getting so mixed up that It seems to me as It this was a govern ment of Woodrow, for Woodrow, by Woodrow. Keep up .the fight for the advife, handed down to ua by the father of our country to keep out of all foreign entanglements. Let Europe light Its J own battles as It haB beerr doing for the last ten hundred years and will be doing for the next ten hundred regard-t"Our less of alt we can do to stop It. A NATiva Horn Auemcan. Nolan's Point, Lake Ilopatcong, au gust e, Those Not In the Itallroad Unions. To the Editor orTHK Sun Sir: Can you Inform a curious clerk what tha railroad unions aro frying to do to the Clerks and other worklnrrmen who can not seek more wages? Or does It coat more for the railroad men to live than for others? I for ono think they havo gone tbe limit. Clerk. New Yona, August 9. Kansas Disarmament. From (Aa BtUna Union. Harold. Ounn waa discharged at Camp Funaton yaatarday. ,.i I POXMS WORTH '.READING. flwau-asaaoa. ' Weetarn North Carolina la known as tha "Land of tha Sky." la thaSovely "nd ot tha Bky" TharVa a stream coas ripping bjri "Swannanoal Sarannanoal" Is the burden ot Its err. 'Tie tha name of tha nymph that dwells Whcra tha water dips and awallst "awanoaaoal Bwannsnoal" O the atlvary syllatlasl Tha spirit of beauty aha, And.no mortal ejre-nttr sea "Swannanoal Bwannarioar Save tn draams whan aunsats nee. She la ana with the foam and fleas ' Of the dancing waves that toae ("Swannarraal SwannaneaP) 'Neath the banks ot fern and mess. , Of tha eddies that awlrl sad dart s She la aver a living part; r "Swannanoal fiwannapoar lflUv.tha happy singing heart. He who has known tha thrill Ot Bar voice from under thrf hill "Swannanoal Swannanoal" na wilt be haunted stllL Itaarkant tha wind roes by. And I naadt muat fallow the ery y "Swannanoal Swannanoal" Te tha lovely -Land of tha Ekyl" - Clii-tom BofrLUXB. Then Art tha Queen or Flow era, ' From Me Toronto Mall and Empire. There came at purple even An angel from the skies, To bear a sift ot Heaven To gladden human eras; So now I saa adorning My. trean ana dewy lawn Thle.flower of tha morning, njrn at the aarly dawn. Thou art tha queen of Flowere, ' - Thou sweat, enchanting rose, Thn falreat tfi the bowers. Kissed by tho breeia that blowsi So sway my heart forever And make It beauty's throne,. That I, Indeed, mar never Dwell In tola world alone. Vpon the air ascending now tragi ant la thy breath. With dainty odors blending 3aors Dienaing lands of death; Beyond tha lands or de The. holv lnaans offered Cpon tha golden shrine Tha aweetest aver proffered Before the tbrona divine. rn ek thee for tha maiden Vho cleared her love to me. VYnese neari ricniy laaeni With Ite, sincerity; She ahull Become the wearer Of thee, my rose dlv!nes 1 For none Indeed le fairer Than this sweetheart of mine. O. McCctxauxJlt. Knowledge. From the Philadelphia Publle Ltdter. In cfareless youth I laughed at Death Nor felt the pressure nf the strife; I walked the world as ona who salth "By living- all, may one learn Life." But on. the day my falling breath Shall mark the ending of the strife. Then I will close my eyes In Death That I may learn at last of Life. Ke.it Pickibd. An Early Victorian. Her drawing room waa hung with faded chtnti. And water colore of uncertain tlnta v Adorned the panelled walls' dim Ivory hue; A little tinkling clock of ormolu Stood on the mantel sbelf, where, blithe and fair. Flirted and posed a courtly Dresden pair. The chairs some chtnti, some horsehair stood In rows, I Broken by tables of quaint bibelots. And on the whatnot glass domed waxen flowers. And broideries of maids In dusky bowers. And boxee covered with wee, rosy shells. And alabaster doga In marble" della. Were dueled rently by her own slim hand. Though many servants waited her com mand. Her voice, unhurried, breathed faint een tlment, Elusive as the sweet old garden scent She always used. Her hair lay smooth and neat f Held by a beaded net; her high arched feet With slendfr, silken cross strapped shoes were shod. Half hid 'nealh frocks of muslin, sprigged and thin, Her long lathed, blue, untroubled eyes, set In A face clear chiselled as a cameo. Watched calmly many lovers come and go. fehe gave no token warmer than a rose. And never married -slrico her fancy chose To place love In so exquisite a shrine That he became less humaivthan divine. She spent her quiet, uneventful days Shut fast from any stir of bustling ways; Guarding her household gods with dainty care. Holding aloof from life with graceful air, Tendlnr a ringdove or a kitten Just A lovely thtrir untouched by moth, or rust, A bud, too sheltered In her dim old room To know tho sun or rsln or even bloom. Chaelotth Beckxh. On the Mod Gate Road, As Ah went down the Mud Gate road, Ah mat er terrapin an' er toad, - An ar hum' an' er haw An' ebery time de toad would Jump Dat tarrapln hid behln' er stump. An er hum' an' er haw An' Ah seen whar ds mushroom growed, Er gwlne Mont dat Mud Gate road An er hum an' er haw' An' tlnk Ah hear er dorwood bark At partridge berrlesjn de dark. An er hum' an' or haw. Br little bug sei "Katydid," An' Man' Kate hustled horns an' hid. An' er hum" an er haw' But dls black chile done hab his nil When some m else sea "Whip pore Wfll," An' er hum' nn er haw' ItUTU LlNIXd MlUII, To the Sulkrrs. From Me Detroit Free Preet. Tha world will etlll Keep going on Long after ou And I are gone, - Nor would It faro One single bit -Jf we should now Get peeved and qulW Deiplte the sulkers Hero who shirk. The world finds men To do the work. The Flag. Tha Flag a Sag and nothing more? Juat etrlpa of bunting Betsy tore, AU white and blue and crimson dyed, ' We flaunted at the foe defied, ' To show our causs was Justfled. Is thli the Flag and nothlngjmoreT A thing that waves on every, hand To mark possession of our land; Where'er Its folds. Bung to the breess Upon the land and on the aea, Bring tyrant kingdoms to their kneee. la this the Flag power to command? Oh, soul ot him forever dead. It this la all that emblem aald. As wave on 'wave, afar on high. And fold on fold he watched It fly Outlined ao clear against this skyt Our Flag for which our Fathera bled. Country's Flag, fora'er the seme, Speaks with a burning tongue of flame.- Each waving, thrilling, throbbing thread la Life Itself, because the dead Through the red life blood they haye ehed Havo vltallied Ua very name. Symbol of Justice and of night. Symbol of Freedom, Tower and Might, Typifying our Nation's aim., No evil deeds done In her name Can hamper power, or Influence malm. Clearer, brighter will glow the light With, flaming aword did we proclaim The object of our holy aim: To free the Buffering and dlstieeaed. To soccor nations sore oppressed. We gave men power our all and beat. This aaerlfloe must not be valnl Froud Symbol, ne'er shall w be bound; No Rations Lesgua must hem ue round. Our cointry God, oh, shall it be Bound and fettered and never free From European tyranny? In proteat let 'the land resound I ISiBBC LlKBKS aiTBI. J tf ThcxSunCalendir THE WEATHER. MINIATURE ALMANAC Standard Time. Sunrises...... AM Sun set. . Moon sets......":S AM-,," For eastern New York and v. soy Fair to-day and to-m?rrnew ' variable, wtnde. morrow; teilU; For New England Fair i. a. aMnrd..Warm" ' S&tifZi tojr&r ture; gentle variable wind" n Uan. and the Ilooky Mountain J. Pd 0u,t Staiei throughout ffia county ea.'t0".,8.1!"" 2 slsslppl lllver, the weather L", M1" Mil Temperatures' remain ""neralK " normal east of the llockv .MuJ,,!iow JB .h J10"1""" P'aln. mi '''J ' Sunday and llaadaVViVft tft V" Hlver. except showers sn,i ih?,HlMI"lH probacy BundaVandMSXJi.''.1 Atlantic and east Oulf stit?; .h MH day. in th. northern upper1';"?,;,", ' will be somewhat imm s;.',1 It upper lake region ?nd on Mender- ft !! lake region, the Ohio Valley and 1 1 ' ' .7Vt:rntentV.,h"-""?" . Observations at United SUtcs Wrtik.. re.n stations tsxen at t P? M. Tut,,r H ciity-BJth inerlSlau time: - 'cslenlV, m. ............ "". iaiw, omeior, hrs. .Abilene 93 ai -nu "Miter Altaiiy 7 tj " Jr. Atlantic cit,.::: u 0! ss.ft ; t I altlmoro 80 6: JO.W ". & ?' Uitfrtln so 0 .. .. V w Clmrloston M 78 jj'm .,j S. O nchuiati ...... 78 CO 30.10 .: n?! Plaraalanit ... gt v aa . V'W r, vo JJ aJV.IT, CWa nuii-ftatvtn t cr. rw. . ywr Helen. r -.aaa wary.... 8U 78 89 10 ,, na. jtiiwiiV."'..- 7? a S:j ' X jw wieans..j. 8j 75 9J .01 nS, Oklsboma City.. S3 8 a 81 ' 1,',. Philadelphia. .... 80 M 30.10 .. rjL, 1 Portland. Ko..'.. 5 ts ao'.w rortiana. ore... 80 61 ss.sg .. ci:r. Hal. T.fc-. rl- .m mm mm 11 C San Antonio M 74 29.W) .. ci',' een rrancisco.. go 02 so.oo .. cir Sao Diego 7 M .J3 .. , ?.V .V"" f M M- dm Wellington .... 18 , 60 M.OJ .. Clejr LOCAL WEATHER nnCORDi 8 A.M. IT.M. Haromater i... 30.06 :( Humidity .. 7t (': Wind direction .... N. $w Wind velocity 8 Weather ,'...,Pt. cloudy Pt.clom, PreClpnatlon Nono None Tne temperature In this city yeterdc recorded by tho official thermometer. It shown In the annexed table: (A.M.. .82 1P.M. ..78 8 P.U...JI 9 A.M. ..64 2P.M. ..78 7 P.M.. .11 10 A.M.. .68 3 P.M. ..73 8 V. M...TI 11 A.M... 88 4 P.M... 75 9 P. SI, ;t 12 M 09 t P.M... 75 10 V. a ..II 1913. 1518 1911. llll. 9 A. M....C, 80 6 PM. .71 12 M 69 87 !i P. M II II 3 P.M.. ..73 80 II Mid (7 II Highest temperature, 7, at 4 P. M. Lowest temperature, 62, at 8 A. M, Average temperature, 68. EVENTS TO-DAY. - "Keeping America Slronc," lecture V the Itev. Dr. H. F. Itandolph, Weit 51ji Y. M. & A., 4 P. M. mm- Revival meeting, conducted y AI J. Paunders, Tent Fort Washington, liitli street and St. Nicholas nvenue. 7 SO 1'. 11 Memorial services. Tomb of Orn. I'ljtm S. Orant, Jtlversldc Drive. 3 P. M. Community concerts, susplrm XatlODil League for Woman's Serv!c. Sfiar,1 I'irfc, Schui-:, Park, Wnshlngtop Square, 1 P.M. Organ recital by tli-nrCu W .iiiclr . lections from Mendelssohn, Church el th Incarnation, Mdlsoa avenua and Thirty fifth street, If:4a A. M. Executive eonferonce 'of Jews from all parts of rhe country to Ulscu6s uork tf Distribution Committee ot Jenlth H'!l! Funds, Felix Wnrbur presiding, Hutel Astor, .nil day and evening. exhibition of war post issued ity tt-c various Govarnmonts ngR',il tn the orll war and Uluatrsieil books uf tit. pipt four centuries, New York Publlu Library, Ki-rtj-second street and Fifth avenue Reclta for charity by the Hev Jowph Rosenblatt, cantor; Hotel Lorraine K4c mere. 3 P. M. Collection of chromo lithographs of old masters, published by Arundel .Socle t), oulr complete set on exhibition In the I'nlted Hlates, Brooklyn Museum, Eastern Ttrk way. "Faith and Prayer m Scientific P.iii tics." address by Hurry Uage, Hotel A .'tor, 11 A. M. Kxhlbltion of ornaments ns sho-vn li drawings adapted to other us. tltustrat ing the value ot the old book print debift Motropolttun Museum of Art, 0 A. M, 1 4 P, M., Mrs. Jennto Croft of Ihe Unity Society of Practical Christianity will t-peak on "fiw Gospal of Redemption," Park Ahum Hotel, 11 A. M. J. V. Stevens, evangelist, will dlacmi "Tho Crime of the Agee," dosr-el T.cl Sixth avenuennd Uartlulil place, liroulilro. 8 P. JI. Illustrated lecture on "Modern fait, tine," with colored slides nnd motion pic tures, by the Rev. Alfred It. Hlii. Csliarr Church, Fourth avenuo and Twenty. street, 8 P. M. Special loan exhibition of tapotirle- o.u laces and other treasures from prlvslt homes, never before exhibited, Metropoli tan Museum of Art, all day to 6 1' M 'The Democratlo Reconstruction of K llglon," sermon, by tho Rev. Hmey Dm Urovin. Community Church, Park ae.iJ and Thirty-fouttli street, 11 A. 51. Columbia University Sumtni- Plen. address by the Rev. Paul D-Alclit Mo.idr. one of the tliroa chaplains on the s!!f o. Gen. Pershing In France. St. Paul's Cr-aesl, 4 P. M.: aong service and Hddresa b ITJi W. H. Kllpatrlck, tho Orovu, 7 15 1' M. Concert end entertainment nnl M t the Mlasos Ucnsly. adiira by Hie Iter. Frank Allen. Twenty-third Street V O. A 5 P. M. Exhibition of unlquo serifs of w1 colors of hlrds nf nnrndlse. drawn bv M" THlls Rowan In course of an " v-ostcrn New- Oulnea, Amaru in iiuseuai Natural History, a.l uay alible Confidence, ndilrees bv t'io B' Krrfnk Norris of Fort Worth, Ten. War llotueen Ctipltivf nnd Labor ' tho Hcv. a. W. McFherson on '"I" 'nl in Rellsiuus Education." Tont LiMUi-l 110th street and Amsterdam umi-. A. M and t 1". SI. "The Reason and Tlomody for H'KJ and Other Lawlessness" sermon by uJ Itev. Dr. J. R. Straton, Calvary BnJli" Church, West Flfly-sevnth st-te' 1 First Church of Divine Scien -- M - '' Cornell etolhor will po.ik on ' " Told Mon." WnMorf'Astniln !1 " Associated nthle, Stm!iu "U tJ" "Thi Uee and Abuse of tho llook f r. Intlon," Carnegie Hull, 3 1. M WOMEN'S WEEKLY APPEABS. "I)llintrh" Drills With Cnnies el Utah Coat of Living. With th mirnnxB of defending tt economical, social and polltlc-a! rishU o. women the old weekly known a J"' -Veto Vorfc Disrate, under new mnar ment, appeared on the news Mands f" terday. As the editorials and the advertising Indicate, the piper "l " newspaper of the women of Amer ica It Is to be national In kcopo and " Itself to carry out a very ambliloua pro gramme. ' There Is a pui-po' " lay lT fore tha women tho aotual cau-.e o. w hlirh rost of living nnd to urgf iKJ" " exorcise tho pov,-cr they have to cn.orc" the remedy, There Is an attRCk on the ' and what Is afFcrted to be a ' -nbia between tho parkerB and a fln tn-' Kftld to exist In tilts citv nnd eicnd.M Its activities along tho Atlantf co.in Xew Ungland. Conl nzperta i Mrct "1 Fn ' TAnis, Aus. 3. A committee I aperts to report on better cooKti'i whs appointed -jrestordny by 'Uo u." pesn coal commltttn of the u v i ....... .., A...i r. i-. 'he ?v preme Council to study rnethofu crease production In the variuuj in'"" according to tho i'cilt Varlwn