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THURSDAY, .Tl'I.Y 15, 1?15. ,
Prohibition Divides Irish
PROHIBITION is tin- one issue now which
divides the world. The time seems
coming when even equal suffrage will have
tit give way as a vexed question, leaving the
center and all the rest of the stage to the
Deiirtjn Ruin and his enemies.
Of all the people in the world, the Orange
men are. perhaps most united in fraternal and
patriotic feeling. This was shown a year ago,
when the valiant I'lstermen defied all the
might of the English empire. But Orange
men?at least in Philadelphia?have divided
on the subject of John Barleycorn.
Monday was the 225th anniversary of the
battle of the Boyne. the great I'lster celebia
tion. The Philadelphia Orangemen were not
aide to observe this sacred ceremony togetner.
AVets and drvs divided and had two celebra
tions. The dry?. 1,000 in number, went off
to one park headed* by a hand. The 9,000
wets went off to another park enlivened by
eighteen bands, and spent a somewhat jollier
day than their estranged brethren.
Being Scotch-Irish, and consequently more
or less prejudiced in favor of Irish whisky,
the wets stand to the drys in the ratio of
nine to one. The proportion of wets to drys
among the Irish Nationalists is not known,
as the Nationalists have not yet. divided on
the liquor question. A fair estimate of the
ratio of wets to drys among theui might be
about ninety to one.
Quickest Way the Best
SO far as we are capable of understanding
certain expressed dissatisfaction with the
findings of the councilmanic committee that
investigated the Police Department, it appears
to be based on the fact that, while as be
tween Commissioners Weil and Uoodu there
was a distinction in the ascertained char
acter ot their-offending, there was none in
the degree of their proposed punishment.
1 he dissatisfaction that is expressed is not
very definite in its details. It does not quite
appear whether those who entertain it think
Mr. Goode should receive a more severe pun
ishment or Mr. Weil one less severe.
It may have been?we do not know, of
course?that, as, in the view of the commit
tee, both commissioners should be separated
from the board tor the good oi the service,
the committed, loiuluded that the quickest
and easiest Wa** to briiiK this about was the
best. If that was, in fact, the process of
the committee's reasoning, we should be in
clined to agree with it very heartily. .
The maximum punishment that can be in
liicted by i oitncil is expulsion from otlice.
\\ e assiiUM :i:it ! ? i committee desired to
obi in that i ? : :i it in practice, at the lea.-t cost
in bi'.i! it ion and suffering to the accused
in en. fliero is small valid distinction he
? !: directly and peremptorily dropping a
public official and requesting his resignation,
becaus> i; i- /onerally assumed, in the latter
event. that wi ease of refusal, the other
remedy will be applied.
Truth Stranger Than Mellon
ONCE in awhil* an adventure happens in
t'nl 111? ? which pat'" romance as it is iti
v. nte 1 !?> licti? :: writers quite in the shade.
Tlie rea! story i. more unconventional, fit .-hsa
tiona! ji::? l i!.rill.::g in its denouement than
the . tori<.'> <>? iia;;eination.
In l>Gi> an ohl e.ittle dealer w. s murdered
in Ii.wa 1?>* a hand of men. It was reported
that .*,90.o0u hud been taken from him, and
that the money was buried on a certain farm.
Treasure hunter:- attempted to locate the
bur. i: go! just as treasure hunters used to
dig tor pir.it.- wealth <>n Long Island. After
the it-.p: ? f y? ars xlit? tale grew into legend,
and wat visitoi. and repeated around
the fire- wii,-.? r nit
About i'ii or tweh>- years ago several per
sons t" ii t< p-new ? :;<irts to lind the lost
money, :.? i .-us;.:? u?:. gradually broadened
until delrite acion tollowed. A few days
a go tour ii en wre i i ?.. 11?? rt for the murder
committed forty-seven \.;,rs since, and are
now in jail a waiting i:. ::i;; i ion.
The Slate's sole wit?es: at present is an
old wm . ;M who. as a girl. -<tw the accused
men 1" ' the body <?! t:>- vi>-? ? tu frmn the
scene ? .i .< r She de? !:.t? .- that t he saw
the m ierets carrying tie hn.;y ii, an <dd
quilt, 'Mit later, at their order. she
washed ioodstains out t.i ii.. (|?iilt. .She
was thn ] un account of her knowledge
of the cj . .. ? i'l several attempts wer< made
on her b last, after nearly 1. lit a << -n
tury. she u;ke tiie witness stand to testify
against th t< headed prisoners
Let. dinv vels hide their heads in shame'
u i I l-I*-? a . ri t young life has been
however great, citicisui of the course tliat
resulted in the ? .<.<ly wears an ungracious
aspect. Despite. ?; 4 circumstance, we feel
, that a word of ;.r- ?. st against the practice
of the drivers of t y motor cars in . uahing
l ''Hi Takes Its TolI
;is the result of rashness.
through the streets at reckless, dangerous and
unnecessary speed, is demanded.
Tuesday night's fatal accident is not the
first in which this practice has resulted, nor
is this by any means tlio first protest that
has been spoken. The cars of the ollicers of
the Fire* Department aro not the only of
fenders, for tho lire appuratus, police patrol
wagons and ambulances pursue a like dan
gerous course.
Considering normal distances within the
city limits, a spee.d of fifty miles an hour will
not carry a car to its destination more than
two or three minutes quicker -than a speed
of twenty miles an hour. The occasions
when that difference of time?in most cases
it is much less?is worth the risk of valuable
human lives are very infrequent.
Tho selection of Broad Street for nine
tenths of these spectacular drives is equally
inexcusable. Always the most crowded of
the city's thoroughfares, at night it is the
one street on which tratlic is congested. And
yet. especially at night, it is chosen in prefer
ence to Grace or Franklin Street for the mad
rush of heavy motor cars!
It may be difficult to cure by city ordi
nance this dangerous condition, nor should
an ordinance be necessary. The situation
presents an opportunity for the display of a
sound and reasonable discretion. Police and
Fire Department heads and hospital authori
ties should see to it that this discretion ia
exercised.
Colorado and John Lnwson
SEPARATED by more than half the width
of the continent from the scene of the
trial, conviction and sentence of John Lawson,
the Colorado coal miner, for the alleged mur
der of a mine guard, it is difficult to say what
are the facts, but certain it is that the storleq
that aro being told, as well as the charges of
corruption and oppression hurled by Lawsosj
himself in the teeth of the judge who con
demned him to life imprisonment, create an
impression distinctly unfavorable.
Lawson was tried for the murder of a man
named Nlmmo. It was not alleged that hS
had anj- actual part in Nimmo's death, or even
that he was near when the homicide was com
mitted. His guilty complicity was alleged to
have resided in the fact that he was district
president of the United Mine Workers, and
as such had incited members of the organiza
tion to lawless violence.
In the current number of the Masses, that
organ of unrest and protest, George Creel,
under the caption, "Rockefeller Law," de
scribes the manner of Lawson's conviction.
The Masses is not quite the publication nor
Mr. Creel the writer from which and whom
an impartial analysis of these circumstances
might be expected. The interesting and im
portant thing is that charges of such judicial
infamy, of the prostitution of the power of
a great State to purposes of revenge, are so
boldly and so badly made.
In substance, Mr. Creel's allegations are
these:
That Lawson, instead of being even con
structively guilty of murder, had constantly
advised and urged the miners to refrain from
all violence;
That impartial judges and juries had re
fused to convict alleged accomplices of Law
son pn similar charges;
'1 hat, through the Rockefeller interest, a
bill was rushed through the Legislature, pro
viding for the creation ot an extra judge to
try these cases;
That Gran by Hillye., a Rockefeller at
torney. known publicly to have branded the
striking miners as "murderers and outlaws,"
was appointed to this judgeship;
That after the refusal of the county grand
jury to indict Lawson and others, the At
torney-General of the State filed an informa
tion. on which tlie trial was held;
That Judge Hillyer, despite his known bias,
refused to grant a change of venue;
That the irial jury was not drawn from the
jury box, as provided by law, but "hand
picked" by a sheriff bitterly hostile to the
accused.
When, on last Monday, Lawson was re
fused a new trial and resentenced by Judge
Hillyer, he made in open court charges essen
tially the same as those made by Mr. Creel.
Again lie protested his innocence, and de
clared his '.rial to hav) been "a judicial
travesty."
What the facts are, we repeat, we do not
know, but allegations of this kind, solemnly
iterated and reiterated, are too serious and
affect too intimately the lives and happiness
of men everywhere to pass unchallenged and
uninvestigated. If they aro true, even in
substance,- they indicate the existence in
Ccdorado of conditions too base and horrible
to be accepted or endured by a free people.
Fortunately for the truth and for the honor
of the republic, Lawsoi.'s counsel unques
tionably will be able to present his case to
the Supreme (.'ourt of the United States. In
that tribunal the truth will become known,
and justice done to all concerned.
Cures! in Cireut Britain
GllKAT BRITAIN is not satisfied with her
share in the conduct of the war, as trank
discussion in tlie public press and direct ques
tion.? adilre^si d in 1'uriiamenl to the members
of tin? government abundantly demonstrate.
Britain's historic policy of "muddling
through" is regarded quite generally, in its
modern exemplification, as being compounded
of too much "muddling" and too little
"through."
The neutral world also is swinging around
to that conclusion. How many British troops
there are in France and Belgium is not pre
cisely known, but. the number is fixed gen
erally around 750,000. French troops on the
tiring line are probably not more than twice
as numerous?certainly they do not exceed
2,000,000?and yet France is holding 300
miles of trenches while Britain holds thirty.
Again and again the section of the line held
by the British has been selected for the Ger
man attack.
Clearly something is wrong. The great
allied offensive, announced for last May,
never developed, and shows no signs of de
veloping. The western lino was quiescent
while the Russians were being driven out of
('?alicia. Lack of artillery, lack of munitions
or lack ot" leadership is responsible.
If we may hazard a nonexpert guess, the
fault is in the leadership. Armies, to be vic
torious, require generals fitted to direct and
inspire. Perhaps Sir John French lacks some
of the qualities he should possess.
It that indeed he the trouble, Britain, now
! as in the great struggles of the past, will
find a champion?some new Malborough or
Wellington to lead her hosts to battle. It is
just about time, however, that the man was
found
Continued and substantial development of
; the business of the Richmond Regionul Re
serve Rank is enough to make poor old Balti
more use a whole bale of handkerchiefs with
| which to wipe her weeping eyes.
SONGS AND SAWS
Truthn of IIlHtory?No. 4.
When barons bold at Runnymede
L.aUl down the law to England's King,
The Magna Charta there decreed
Was not meant liberty to bring.
Of course, (he barons spread this talc,
But they did that to cop tho kale.
The fact Is bnrons in that day
llaii found their purses waxing slim.
And made the King agree to pay
Whene'er they turned a trick for him.
?The other rules they did indite
Were meant to make the thing sound right.
Tin* lVMMliulNt SavHi
There is one thing that can be said for Colonel
Fooso\elt: he is among the exceedingly few
jingoes actually willing to do some of the light
ing about which they and the rest of their clan
are always talking.
KiioiikIi for film.
The Lonely Fisherman may
seem
To miss life's richcst pleas
ures,
While he consents to sit and
dream
Of hooking finny treas
ures?
But you should see his
optics gleam
W?>en vlct'ry crowns his measures!
The One Kxylmiutlnn.
lie?Miss Oldglrl says she never saw a man
she would be willing to marry.
She?Is that so? 1 never knew before she
was totally blind.
IDn Way.
"Are you in favor of settling this war by
arbitration?" inquired the professed neutral.
"Certainly I am," replied the outspoken par
tisan. "All I ask is the privilege of selecting the
arbitrators."
Tome On, Itniu!
Little drops of water.
Where are you to-day?
When it is convenient.
Drop around this way?
Richmond needs a shower
More than we can say.
TUB TATTLER.
Chats With Virginia Editors
"The Petersburg Index-Appeal declares," says
the Staunton Leader, "that Petersburg Is too
busy to take any interest in professional base
hall, anrl that, on account of It, ball playing
there is languishing. Well, we believe we have
seen baseball that would drive even a Peters
hurger to work or to drink, which is much eas
ier for the Petersburger. If Petersburg could
have a real game once, it would depopulate
City Point or Du Pont Point, arid the armies
of the allies would have to suspend operations
for a flay because of the day's stoppage of mu
nitions while the game was in progress. You
never saw a real game, did you."
Norfolk is always at the head, >1 the Virgin
ian-Pilot is to be believed at all times. That pa
per remarks: "The Christian Science Monitor
editorializes on the 'Dollar Day' pulled off In
Vancouver, b. C., a few weeks ago as If it rep
resented something new under the sun. The
truth is that Norfolk has been periodically
having 'Dollar Day' for two or three years."
Referring to a recent pleasing event in which
the president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Rail
way was the central figure, the Danville Reg
ister says: "Mr. Stevens is one of the first and
most noteworthy types we recall of the rail
way president who knew how to unbend, who
was not unduly puffed up by his power and
authority and who realizes that fair, just and
courteous deajings with employees and patrons
meant not only popularity but prosperity to
the railway."
The Halifax I?eoord-Advertiser, published at
Houston, quoting from the South Ilill Enter
prise through the back window of The Times
Dispatch, gets off the following: "Mad doss,"
says the South Hill Enterprise, "are in season
for the coming sixty days, and we are advised
that all sick dogs should be confined. If it were
up to us, we would kill four out of every five
and lie up the fifth."
Current Editorial Comment
The testimony of Professor H. i
K. Smith, of the department of j
mathematics at Annapolis. gives {
public ami just complaint of a '
?ondition at the Naval Academy ]
which he says is growing as >
intolerable as it is improper. According to I'ro
fessoi Smith, political pull has come to l<e a
determining factor, not only in thfe ranking of
students as to scholarship, hut a most potent
influence in the retention of students who are
convicted of breaking the rules of the institu
tion. He testified th.it outside interference had
repeatedly kept cadets on the academy rolls who
had demonstrated an entire lack either of dis
position or ability to maintain the standing re
quired- for continued instruction; that cadets
had come to feel that they could rely with con
fidence upon the influence of "their Congress
man" to get them out of trouble, whether of a
scholarship or a disciplinary nature. This con- I
dition, if true?and there seems no reason to j
question the authority of Professor Smith is j
highly discreditable to the institution, the
cadets and the politicians. It is a condition
which, if continued, will work Inestimable Injury
10 the institution and to the navy. The govern
ments of both the service academies should be
made to feel that they may act with entire dis
regard for any condition and every influence
which is not for the good of the institutions and
the cadets.?Washington Times.
One of the curious delusions of
the la> man is that the ejection
from academic position of an
occasional radical makes for
safety and sanity in university
Instruction. l.eft tn the mercy
of his own doubt, the academic radical languishes.
? Martyr him, and you endow his radicalism with
a validity with which it could never have been
| endowed by pure reason. Hence every invasion
of academic liberty brings joy along with rage
| into the radical camp. Threaten my bread and
nutter, if you will, so long as you bring me faith
bv which I may live. Further, you give me
prestige?with my students, with the public. I
am standing for the truth, at my own risk and
cost. As for the conservative teacher, of course
he must believe what he teaches, but how con
venient it is for him that he believes as he does!
Bvery one knows that profit and virtue are not
necessarily incompatible, but their close associa
tion can be made to appear ambiguous If there
is a clever Socialist at hand to press the point.
It is the conservative professor who pays in the
loner run for^ the stupidities of conservative
.rustecH.?The "New Republic.
Ir\ the beginning vf the sub
marine warfare last winter the
German government did not ven
ture to claim the right to torpedo
American ships of any descrip
tion; ft urged merely that "acci
dents" might occur, for which it could not bo
held responsible, because Ilritish ships were
uslnc neutral flags. In fact, the German war
tone order of February 4 stated that German
naval commanders had been instructed "lo avoid
violence to neutral ships" in so far as they were
recognizable. Therein was an admission that
neutra. ships of whatever character were in
principle protected to the full extent of the uni
versally recognized rules of naval warfare. In
I.?r. von Jagow's latest note this principle was
reaffirmed in the passage: "The imperial gov
ernment . . . repeats the assurances that Amer
ican ships will not be hindered in the prosecu
tion of legitimate shipping." The separation of
Influence
Used at
Annapolis
boosting
Kadical
Thought
Ilights of
American
Vessels
passengers from contraband In transatlantic
shipping was obviously an afterthought, con
ceived for American consumption in the discus
sions of tho Lusitaniu cubo. As a suggestion
from Germany, It ignores the fact that th&^sub
marine warfare is against ull merchant ships of
whatever character, and, consequently, is wholly
without point, so far as enemy merchantmen
are concerned. Ii Ignores the fact that neutral
shipping thus far hns been conceded the full
possession of established rights, anions which
is the conveyance of both passengers and freight
under the rules governing naval warfare, and
that, consequently, the proposal of the segrega
tion of passengers is, from a neutral point of
view, as idlo as it is superfluous. Why should
neutrals barter for something they do not need,
so long as their recognized rights in their own
ships on the high seas are in principle con
ceded? The more one studies the latest German
note and observes the inclusion of the separation
of passengers from contraband in the conditions
the German government suggests as an equival
ent for the elimination of any "unforeseen dan
gers to American passenger steamers." the more
distinct becomes the aid that William Jennings
Krvan hns boon giving to German diplomacy in
the present crisis. Dr. von Jagow may well
present his compliments and the assurances of
his most distinguished consideration to our for
mer Secretary of State, for he has evidently
injected this little complication into the argu
ment after noting that it was a Bryan idea.?
Springfield Republican.
News of Fifty Years Ago
(From Newspaper Files. July 15. 1865.)
^ The first train from Washington over tho i
Orange and Alexandria and Central Railroads
reached Richmond yesterday morning. Tho com
pletion of this connection greatly facilitates j
travel to and from the North. Passengers can i
now leave New York" at R P. M. any day ami be
in Richmond at C P. M. tho next day, being on
the raii only twenty-four hours.
Rev. Henry Johnson, residing in Chesterfield
County, near Manchester, who shot and killed
a soldier be found robbing his garden, and who
at once surrendered to the military authorities
in this city, was tried yesterday by a military
commission and sentenced to serve a term of five j
years in the penitentiary.
The Richmond. Fredericksburg and Potomac J
Railroad authorities advertise that they can now
get passengers through to New York by that (
route in twenty-four hours from the time of
departure from this city.
The chief business interest in this city now? j
and certainly the mo?t profitable?is that of
tobacco. Tho factories are rushed to their |
utmost to get the stock and fill the: orders that .
are coming from every quarter for both chewing ?
and smoking tobacco, and the Internal Revenue j
Office has been compelled to employ more h?-lp j
for the tax collectors to look after the govern- J
nient's taxes.
The Richmond and Danville Railroad Company !
has put a large force of men at work on tlie 1
Staunton River bridge, and It is announced that
they will also commence work next week on the j
James River bridge between Richmond and Man- j
Chester.
President Johnson and his Cabinet have paid 1
an otlb ial visit to Admiral Dahlgren on board
i:is tiags-hip. the Pawnee, lying in the Potomac
Ki\er a few miles below Washington.
The military physician at Fortress Monroe
officially reports to the authorities at Washing
tor. that Mr. Davis's health has greatly im
proved within the past month, and this, tiie
otllclals say. will disprove the reports that Mr.
Davis is badly cared for while being held as a
prisoner of state.
General Wells and his staff reached this citv
yesterday from Alexandria. Just what his pres
ence h< re at this time means no one seems to
know, but there are all kinds of rumors, one
of which is that Virginia is soon to have a
Provisional Governor to step into the shoes <>f
Governor Pierpont, anil that General Wells is
to i>e the man.
The Governor yesterday appointed N. R. How
man to be the chief inspector of tobacco for
Lynchburg, with headquarters at Martin's ware
house.
It is announced that the Pacific Railroad will
be completed to Topcka, Kan., by about the 1st
of November.
The Voice of the People
Petersburg Send* llw Lamentation*.
To the Kditor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir, Ik to-day's paper I see a letter from John
J. llitv :irty. It expresses my views so fully ,
that I want to indorse every word of It. As
to Mr. Wilson's dealing with Mexico. I think
it the hi truest hahy act I ev<-r saw if. eome from
a very, very smart man. lie started out with a
bluff, goins; to have our flag saluted with twenty
one ;r'ins lias it been done? Haven't hoard of
it. John l.ind and company pot about all out
of it that was in it. Reported, and never de
nied. so far as I heard, that he was paid the
untii: little sum of $25,000. Troubles going on
in Mexico just as usual, only worse.
As to Cermnny?how is that? One note of
demands, nothing doing: second note to (ier
many all full of loopholes, verv much softened
from lirst, still nothing doing. What next" Tilk
o! wnhdraviiur diplomatic relations. No. that
won'I be done, neither will we have war. because
nobody but Roosevelt wants war. President
Wilson miuht have known Mermanv would not
comply. Fools it' they did stop their submarine j
.v? i fare, s Ioiik as tliev are blockaded.
Now. in ireneral. so far as Mr. Wilson's general
pollcv with fSerniany, it possiidy wants the
approval of tin masses, especially in the Demo
cratic on My. hut not all bv a long shot. Many
di. not belli if it ri^ht to discriminate so plalnlv.
For instance, raise a hicrh hand over the I.usl- ;
t::nla because i few rleh people lost their lives ''
while on a shin loaded with contraband?-also ,
liavinc been warned in advance?and then when
another rhin is sunk loaded with contraband
(horse" i and Americans lost with it we do not
??vert hear an expression of synipalhv. Those
fellows, of course, were only poor working fel
lows. Put sunnose a Vandcrbilt had been on?
?hat then" lint, aside from all this. President '
Wilson, who about a year apn wrote several
letter.'*, saving a irrcat wave of ftrosneritv was
jn??t at our door'. We waited for It. Did It j
come" Then MeAdoo tries his hand in showing
the prosperitv wave. <~>h it is great! Did it hit
Richmond* If so. wbv all the bread lines and
voiiti houses and every charitable Institution,
besides churches Salvation Army and citv au
thorities being strained to the limit to keen 1
iconic from actually- starving in your citv'. I
have hern bred and horn a Southern Democrat, i
but under no eii'enmstancs will I support an- ;
other Democrat. Nationally, T am no prophet, i
hut listen! The next vear will lie sncnt by i
Democrats Irvine to make the dear people be- j
ljeve that Wilson's failure was because ho had j
Rrvan in his Cabinet. Watch and .,ee. Rut !
every one cannot he fooled with such stuff This I
Is simply as T see it. jr?!IN II. HAII,15V. |
Petersburg. Va.. July 12. 1010,
Fnvnr* Full Tnv ANNritxm?ntfi.
Tc the Kditor of The Times-Dispatch:
yir,?In your editorial of Saturday you say:
"The plain truth of the matter is that tax |
assessments in Richmond, in proportion to i
market value, should be kept as low as possi
ble . . . So lone as nnv tax whatever is levied
fo:- State purposes on citv real estate?and va
rious rich counties fix their assessments at a
small proportion of value?Richmond is quite
within her rights in following these counties'
example." T am surprised at vour advocating
an\ such nolicv for it is the chief cause of all
our tax troubles. "Other people are doing it,
and T had as well do it. too." J. W. A.
New Canton. Ya., July 12, 1015.
Queries ami Answers
WliitrtvfiKli.
Please print' the receipt for preparing white
wash as used on the lighthouses. N.
Slake lime with boiling water, keeping covered
during process, and strain. For each bushel of
lime used add M bushel of salt, dissolved In
warm water; t> pounds of rice (lour, put into
boiling water and boiled to a thin paste; 1 pound
of powdered Spanish whiting and 2 pounds of
clear glue dissolved in warm water. Mix all
together thoroughly and allow to stand for
several days. Apply as Jiot as possible.
Font liem.
Can you send me the address of some one who
wili purchase a lot of new and old feathers?
MRS. N. K. T.
The best inquiries wo have been ahle to mako
Indicate that there Is now no market for feathers
here. Tho Query Column will be pleased to hear
from any one who may want thejn.
The Colonics to England: "Hurry Up, John'*
One of the Day's Hest Cartoons.
LIVING COSTLY IN BUFNOS AIRES I
WASHINGTON' Julv n i
acquainted with h,?.no8 Avn-.s. wh'.-ther I
? or as a permanent.. I
?.'"h o.m ?;nnhli,,ir ;;"v the!
?any rase!,' 1",^%'^!:"^,.^ i
'nH-ruraf' k w^ go "of i
;hFHLV,^w''?iS>ta-{
zr^rJ ^?k?!Xs*n;
1.... ,thp> Slve quotations ir, ?K,|- ?'
1.1. jf * hirh urt? in rA!iMt<
I'thnut it . v reuM!\ paper pesos!
iv I i cen,s)> inereby unfortunate- 1
. lca\ ing the Impression that ?i l-mNI i
goes no further tha,. i '
xiZu co:it "r living r. lu
1> high in |iUen0f, Aires. v. ill
l- demonstrate,! l,y what follows
? s,'r<t ",!in-v "*crll,;nt hotels in
... . , " v of the greatest luvurv
andalmoM Innumerable p!a?,.s
' - . ravele. In thu h^hest-prlc-d
l?Vi to ,7'trr,a ^iV,f?r ?h
. , . * ?? ? . I ills Jfj SUp!)Oij(Ml tO
,r"n' '' vVl,h rolls In the morn
int. nlmuerxo" (lunch-oni. which s
a substantial meal, an.l ?cumll''
another substantial meal, as well as
the ordinary service. The use ?f a
^.old-water shower bath i.s also includ-,
luIur^^'V' "'T1 rank' b"1 with less
i , est- ci,:"?e J3..r>2
lions ' siVii *i" a'-'-ommoda
.. , s,ni loiver rates can be
:;l/"r Ku?d' l,ul ,esi* known, hotels
h ileal* v"?lL'"t''- ,f hc does not
speak Spanish, would be at a dlsi.l
vantage. It ,8 not advlsabl* tbere
.?r-.tion \,nCiV b<? takun l,,to consld
Htatcs u-m ho1toI?- as in the United
..tatcs. will make special rat.-s tor
resUlene . ?* U" U,"lr 1,e,mancnt
I. roSiiW,? ''S,.'"" ""
I'rlee* lit iloMnlli>K-II?ii?cM.
\ir!a.'\y, /r"roi-"> ' hlents in ISucr.os
' ' i ' 1 ,t! 10 "v'' ln hoarding-houses
Mliri.^ . ra'i l? as,BU1mc the responsl
t/vt \t " '^"sek.epi'm A moderate
cost n a boarding-house for a single
man who must regard his social" sur
rottndlm, Is at the rate of Ilia month
.Nothing less than this should b- taken
into consideration. From this price un
to v: 10 a month Is considered b> no
moans excessive.
A married couple, while paving as a
rule twice the amount expect.-d iron.
, , "K. person, can find lodgment
?'t 5H_0. hut it will b.: found that $132
to si >6 Is more frequently paid for
suitable accommodations. In the m..r..
fashionable boarding-house $220 i? not
uncommon. Boarding-houses are or
rupied almost altogether by foreign
residents. Although the Argentine
people are sometime permanent kuc.sk
at the hotels, the? seldom board, ex
cept while on a visit to the city.
The older houses In Buenos Aires are
or one story, and the more modern and
spacious houses of |,wo. three or more
stories. Almost all houses in Buenoj
Aires have an interior courtvard or
'patio." from which the living room*
extend. These houses may he small, ot
only five rooms, exclusive of kiteiien
and bathroom, or the>* may be as eo?ri
modious as the best of houses in the
large cities in the United States. In
the residence quarters there have been
""lit in late years rows of houses sim- ?
!iar. to those seen in England or thu.
I luted States.
lp some of the older parts of the rity
nouses Jiy no means new can be rented
as low as $fi? a month, but the better
class, even of those modest one-storv
liouses, and especially of ,h.. newer
two-story houses in the suburbs, run
from *ss t., $22(1 a month, or even more i
according to the number of rooms This'
as in the United States, is rental and'i
nothing more, for light and similar ser- :
vice are extra expenses for the tenant.
lie older houses have no arrangement
for a central heating plant, nor do all
of them even have fireplaces in the best I
rooms. i
I.uenos Aires is becoming well sup-:
plied with apartments. Sotne of them !
are old fashioned, gloomy and nnat- !
trartive. The majority of the newer |
apartment buildings are. however, well
constructed, so as to give the tenant,
sufficient light and air and provide all
facilities for clean and comfortable j
living. The best have gas and electric
"ffht. elevator service and steam heat,
distributed from a central apparatus
in the basement.
Apartments all over the city ran bo
found as low as $f!6 a month, but $SS
a month is a low priro for an apart
ment of five rooms: and from this
amount the rentals rise to $110 and
SI?.", ami even to $201 and $3.r>2. ac
cording to the space occupied. Apart
ments in Buenos Aires arc at least r.O
I per cent higher than in New York,
j Chicago and Washington. No apart
j merit houses in Buenos Aires have res
taurants. Within the last six months
rents have fallen, and there is an abun
dance of empty houses and apartments i
from which to choose; this fact, how
ever. has been taken into consideration
in the estimate of prices.
It can bo broadly estimated that fur I
nlturo rosts 2fi to SO prr cent more in
Argentina than in the United States '
Servant*' Wukch.
While it is possible, especially fo>- <>
married couple without children, to
manage with only one servant, )? js
more usual, even in a small apartment
or house, to have two servants, a cook
and a housemaid A good cook ran h..
secured at $17.?0 to ?41 a month and a
housemaid at ? 13.20 to $35.20.
A house telephone costs ss m ?
month. Electricity, used chiefly tor
"'J'fe!? jl'JU^^or^'ho8 ,!,0?81? ,0 ]12
watt hours, with u rn "'Bt 30 k ilo
<!?". thereafter. Kl^ctrl'Uv 7'nt.rt:du,;
purposos. for which 7. J heating
<? r,"?iulred. la fui nIs!>ed ?rVn '?
"* Ui? limiting r ue" /? ' 60 |'er c*nt
for cooking. costs' j/jJ* "?etjchlcfly
enl>ic feet. thouaanU
tak-n i InVj'^ceou'nt ahl' alwa>? be
mate of J?!i.-I.., *'? a,lhoi?Kh the cli
healthy. Th- . harges*?an? V?a80na,lly
- n.?a visit ,;rh;? u.~?
?<?>? ,Ai'? i.
tflven. so tiansfcrs are
?'? Pil.l unlessronS"K?aw'? '"f"
'"g is done. *|},,. <ir,. able walk
s'i;-plieil with laxicuhji ' f'dant,v
v.l.:, h Is $.2-j f?r , ' ? ' ,h<- I;,t? '-r
?about Mir. o - foil, 11, s (rf"\ f m n,eler"
$'">14 for ev. i v -.,1,11.1 '? nt,e) a,i,?
yards u -fr t1 """ 'W*
Washing oomm V 'hereof
than in t)i?- Unit.,1 s'/ 1' t'ra,,,.v more
<>?'" actual ex nor r/nr?S* *?, th,s ?'?
shifts s0.1') iimicr ? ? ' v' show;
'Irawors. |rt ,a" , !^hi.rts' J" und*r
?)' ? stock ings, i.V', '.H; c?Har.?,
JO.it."!. <- '.o. Handkerchief*
M-'v uTi'V oh,,Salton?
"art '? ??>., urdi, ntTtr; v
eap-cially ,h.. , ' ? Ilf* ib.s In
I* trying to a husl!""?
li'lii ho 1, ,,V! . , ,l" ""IT.'ruslon
J> ?' n?>?* Air.t , ! ' ;i in
'?r?er cities of the U??|?od sIVV- in ,h"
* 'lal attention ,.s r( v '? e>
business life Onl- . , ' 'i,rt "f
city serve !t \ f'acds In the
moderate luncheon ' co?,., V,''1rl"\ A
a person, and a i<roi. 1 r.-V, 0 Jl
vertlsod f?r 51 7,; , ' ?V0 ' nncr lv
however. Is ??-?.i' A dinner,
'lian.?s>0 to j,, {"r >'???
Kood as a popular hotel* 'lr' ,,ot as
?' York 'a 11 off or f .!r ?'
?N'.ir.'y . v tv . ' 1
*rnh|ri?.n rnust Ix-loo'i- ,;l f'ns :""J
"f l'?e counirv r|uI,? S',rnf'
f'"- i?olf an.i tonn| ?' J a:o ?hif?V
"? actual if
Vo in- ^ "'rcxNiiry,
?uc.Un^lr:J,hlf/\J^ can
bo should he ertitlo 1 1.-1*1 l? ;vhlri*
activities on le?I hi ??' hU buslncaa
?t Mnnnt l.e -:ij.j tv;..r't ' '?'J0? a ?ve"'".
Huenos .Mr, s d- i-o ,? vcrv man in
by whatever |JVs n hat J*ry' h"?
?s oompcn.H.it.,1 ilV ; ,hi.'s -s""> ho
">?i>ct hi. ev,,,. t "? mu,Ml m??t he
MoclaI and l.i,.',, ^ losc ,n
'li'sim, ;T ?s.ea,?' The con
AI r ?? h u- e 11 "T0 who
thorebv lo n-.ko I,l,Ji! " are ah)e
with the . .,1 , / !f'I'Kent comparison
'?'ties of ,h r, it , Ve^ ,n lhe ,ar??
anlary ?f Uf States, is that a
look amplo.'ls moderate^'10 U ma>'
limits a?!',|t"h-lsV,inK' v,"' "v" RUch
come, where-!* "cco1dl"fir to one's in
mu.st li\ o acciirrlliiff U^'n?8 A.,rts ono
1 hesft arc conservative estlmito^
and have mot the approval of manv
iit^f.HPer|C,,CO aI,OWH to speak
"h authority. These facts nnst iV!
considered seriously 1<y manufactured
01 firms who are thinking of sendin -
re p r osoii t a t i ves to liuenow Aires 1"?
they are not represented properlv'thev
1. L ?! ffCt? J / V'ry ',,"uer'ce which
it s the object of personal represen
tation to sain.
Another factor in the hl^h cost of
li\inK in Buenos Alre> which pertains
particularly to those who. however
much (hoy intend to make thei, iL
in South America, arotun"
. taits. is that of the necessarv ov
ponso for traveling back and forth bo
' ?""! South Anwriea Tho
ssrr a s"ikv ?ii--Vr
ifiSr.K"i,%sr?u*.*?v,v,";!rfci r;:
manentlv estahliuhr.i .. ' '
be between t- '/ '^presentative to
j "etw.e" $^. .0o and jio.000 a year.
"nr Ail<iiction (,? Itoform.
ti -u. (.riuiyo.)
is.^ th?C^ . concern of every American
With |||C ( v'l!" UM or somebody ols.>.
lion o 0t certaln corpora
other m.' baseball and a few
?ani?/-it hii. i '?r*V concerns, every or
of its fjmt. /' J)l",nrii:a is devoting most
in sonw ,1 Vs sl"*s 1 ,at hoaot people
all " , " ,f'v"1 "{ life. We have
wiii '?-?ached that semi - heaven
lion io ,?. v ''as to pay any atten
tion lo his own business?least of all
?ifte ? ,..??.Wn s',orU'oniiiiKs. Perhaps.
'lioiii.' iV? a<1 a r,eh experience in
.15 ,MOthers' keepers, we may
ourso 1 vcsC"S? el10UKh to tHke care '?? .
A Fnlr <'oiii|>romlso.
(.Syracuse rost-Stanriard.)
If Harry Thaw would K|Ve bonds to
submarine-htm ting in the North
or'<'io0r to . 1 V'"a s In Mexico.
01 to go in for aviation, we should
be content lo lot him loose.
?I0I111 I..'* Discovery.
<N'ew York Sun.)
Sullten.'S dlSvorM'St'^^
punch"' "ia P"nth '???? .?

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