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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1923.
Democrats and the Yap Treaty.
The vote on the Yap treaty gave
the country a good line on the cali
ber of the Democratic Senators.
Thirteen of them voted to ratify.
They are:
Broi'ssard of Louisiana.
Dial of South Carolina.
Fletcher of Florida.
Hitchcock of Nebraska;
Jones of New Mexico.
^ Kendrick of Wyoming.
Myers of Montana.
Ransdell of Louisiana.
Smith of South Carolina.
Underwood of Alabama.
Walsh of Montana.
Williams of Mississippi. i
Missing from the list, of couree, arc
Senators like Watson of Georgia and
Heflin of Alabama. Catch them vot
ing for a treaty negotiated under a
Republican Administration! Pat
Harrison is absent too, although his
older and wiser colleague from Mis
sissippi, John Sharp Williams, had
the good sense and the couragc to
vote Aye.
It is a good sign when minority
Senators remember that their most
important function in Congress is not
merely to act as an opposition but to
serve the country's needs. If the ac-1
tion of the thirteen Democrats fore
casts their attitude toward the Arms i
Conference treaties these important J
agreements may soon be ratified.
Senator Under wood, by bis conduct
as a delegate to the conference and
as an advocate of the treaty in
the Senate, has deserved the thanks
cf all Americans. He did much to
marshal enough Democratic votes to
insure the quick approval of a treaty
with Japan which puts the Yap bug
aboo in Its grave.
It is worthy of note that only three
Republican Senators voted against
the treaty. Mr. Borah acted from
motives which he has often and care
fully explained. Hiram Johnson un
doubtedly shrank from the thought
of doing anything that Japan was
willing to do. As for the reasons of
Senator France of Maryland, nobody
knows or cares what th?y were.
The Ca?e of a Poor Young Man.
With practically a unanimous vote
the recent conference in Washing
ton on educational requirements for
admission to the bar went on record
with the der la ration that the law
student should have at least two
years of training to his
credit in addition to the regular law
school course. For this conclusion
the legal profession of the country is
largely indebted to Elihu Root, who
overcame what at the outset of the
discussion seemed to promise a for
midable opposition.
The opposition was based chiefly
on a plea for the poor young man
with natural ability enough to be
come a good lawyer but without
money for a preliminary college edu
cation. This poin^, was urged by
several speakers, but Mr Root's state
ment of existing professional con
ditions and his appeal for their
Improvement convinced the confer
ence of the desirability of th* I
proposed requirement. Evidently!
the opinion of the conference wa
that . If o young man lacked j
money for a college education tin.
"T.jr v.ns open for him to make up
r.i* deficit with work. Moreover, a
young man's will to work his way
through the required years of colles><' 1
training was regarded as in Itself a !
character building quantity of as
much value, perhaps, aB the book1
h-arnlng involved.
In the case of John C. OBnir*.,
whom Governor Cox has ju?t ap
pointed District Attorney of Suffolk
??nty. Massachusetts. In plare of
Wr. Pei.i.etifr, lately removed from
office, there Is striking evidence in
support of this view. Mr. O'Brien
IB SB years old. His father was ?
foreman In one of the Boston city
(departments with a Bmall salary. H*
had a large family. John C. 0 Buien
at the age of 14 made up his mind to
have an education. He worked e\erv
day as a ticket clerk for the Boston
and Albany Railroad while he was.
attending the Boston Latin School.
When admitted to Harvard he was
working as a brakeman on the same
railroad. j
After graduation be entered the
Harvard latt' school. During his legal
studies he continued as a brakeman,
getting up at 5:30 in the morning
aud making a run to Framingham,
and back before going to the class
room. In the evening, after the
day's session of the law school was
over, he made a run to Springfield
aud back. Incidentally, during his
college course, he won the Bo> 1
ston prize for oratory. And now the
Boston Transcript says of his ap
pointment to the District Attorney
ship that it is one "that quickens the
pride of the average citizen, stimu
lates his own sense of responsibility,
heartens his hope in the future and
reflects on the appointing power great
and everlasting credit."
Hylan Is Himself Again.
When Mayor Hylan* was on his
vacation some of hi^* satellites at
Palm Beach made him ridiculous by
comparing him to Lincoln and nomi
nating him for President. About the
same time the Mayor's factotum,
HmsiiKiELD, was making the Major
a laughing stock at home with his
silly pronunciamentos.
This would have satisfied most
men who are fond of being made to
look foolish, fs'ot so Hylan. He
must play the clown himself and in
the neighborhood where his antics j
will do the city most harm. He
seized the big opportunity to perform j
on Wednesday at the New York State i
Conference of Mayors in Albany. j
The familiar Hylan phrases were !
paraded. The "interests," the "special
interests," the "sinister forces of
greed and corruption," the "sub
sidized press" and the "lickspittle
newspapers" all popped out of the
Mayor's box of billingsgate. But
what he went in for particularly and
what must have amused or annoyed
the other Mayors most was his abuse
of the State of New York. In this
respect Hylan had three distinct
and wonderful fits.
The establishment by the State of
the Transit Commission was de-;
scribed as a "foul blow, a mock
ery of popular government," an "un
dermining of our institutions." a
??seizure of the people's property"
and as confiscation, deprivation and j
bureaucracy. State appointive bodies
"were permitted to rifle and loot, if
so disposed." For audacity, said |
Hylan, "it almost puts to the blush
anything attempted by Jake Sharp
and his boodle Aldermen."
The Mayor's Fit No. 2 was caused
by the turning over of gas, electric
light and telephone regulation to the (
State Public Service Commission,
"?private gas companies," sobbed the;
Mayor, "are charging $1.25 a thou
sand cubic feet." This must have
given cause for a chuckle to the
Mayors of up-State cities where the j
rate is $2 or more.
Hizzoner writhed terribly over the
Port Authority plan. "The crowning ;
act of legislative usurpation," he
called it. "It means," he said, "the
placing of the people of the city of
New York under the complete and
absolute domination of railroad and i
other monopolies." And the State
Port Authority is "a body which does
or will wear the lackey's livery of
the railroad and privilege hunting
Interests." The Democratic Mayors,
who know Al Smith much better
than they know Hylan and who are
nware that the former Governor Is j
a member of the Port Authority,
must have grinned to hear.
The Mayor's climax was his dec
laration that New York, "as a result
of legislative invasion, has been prac
tically reduced to the condition of
a conquered province." Only the,
Hylan imagination is capable of suchj
a stretch.
It was a laughable and yet a piti- (
able spectacle. Here was a Mayor of
the greatest city in America address- j
ing the Mayors of une greatest State
in the Union and telling them that
their State?and his State too, if,
he had the decency to realize it?was
fathering graft and plunder. He was
telling the Mayors whose people,
with the people of this city, mnke up
the State of New York, that the
State was a thief.
Fortunately most of the up-State
cities are not afflicted with Mayors
of the Hylan type. Not one of them
could listen to the mouthlngs of j
Hylan without realizing the man's
ignorance of the governmental rela
tions between States and their cities.;
Not one of them could hear his rav-1
lng* without wondering that the
State did not exercise Its power even
more drastically and jerk Hylan out
of the City Hall.
New York's Big Spending*.
New York may well reflect on the
real meaning of the figures before
boasting over the fart that In 1021 for
the first time the yearly gross flnan-,
| rial transactions of the city govern
ment passed th* billion dollar mark, j
The *1.050,813.612 of cash receipts
'poured Into the city till last year
consisted of more tUnn one-third In
jdlre' t and Indirect taxes, one-fifth In
fr?*>h borrowings and about one-half
! in the proceeds of new loans which
replaced old ones.
In the year before the war It eost
les? to run the entire Federal Gov
ernment than was spent In 1921 by
' the city of New York. Last year the
taxes, fee" flnca, &c., collected and
ipent by New York city exceeded,
$350,000,000, almost - exactly half as
much af. the total taxes collected
from the whole country by the Fed
eral Government in the fiscal year
1914, and New York's municipal
taxes last year were ten times as
large per capita as the Federal taxes
in 1914 calculated in the same way.
Residents of this city do not have
to be told that the expenditures of
the municipal government are grow
ing faster than the city's population
and that taxes are galloping ahead
of the taxpayer's capacity to pay.
Blue Sky Uwi Not the Cure.
What the Legislature of New York
should keep in mind regarding the
so-called blue sky laws is that sev
eral States have tried the blue sky
laws and found them much worse
than wanting.
The determined or reckless swin
dler is not afraid of the severely re
strictive blue sky law any more than
the professional gunman is afraid of
the law forbidding anybody to carry
arms without a license. But, just as
the anti-gun law does deprive the
law abiding citizen of self-protection
against the law defying gunman, the
severely restrictive blue sky law, it
has been proved by experience, tends
to drive the honest and careful dealer
in securities out of business while
not deterring the swindler from get
ting into the business for as long
as he can last.
Furthermore, the fact that the
swindler is in the business, perhaps
has managed to obtain a license by
hook or crook or has forged a license,
makes it all the easier for him to
convince the credulous and the fool
ish that he is reputable, responsible
and backed by the law and the police
power of the State.
The New Yoek Herald has been
and is as keen as District Attorney
Banton to clean out the stock market
crooks, root and branch. This news
paper has been waging relentless war
against them, and the District At
torney himself attributes much of
the success of his legal campaign
against the swindlers to the start
ling exposures The New York
Herald has made of their roguery
and crime. But The New York
Herald does not agree with Mr.
Banton that the way to suppress
swindlers is to hamper honest brokers
who are members of exchanges in
good standing and to fix paralyzing
restrictions on the legitimate busi
ness they do.
The New York Stock Exchange co
operates with newspapers like The
Nkw York Herald to keep crooks
out of the brokerage business. The
New York Stock Exchange cooperates
with the District Attorney to put in
jail the crooks that sneak into the
business and rob the public. A con
tinuation of such cooperation against
crooks, with a strengthening of the
laws , to punish them when they are
caught, and sure provisions of the
prosecuting machinery and funds to
run them down, will do more than
blue sky laws that never restrain the
crook who knows he is on the road
to jail anyhow or thinks he is cun
ning enough to cheat any law.
Governor Lowden Recognized
the Portrait.
In August last year Tiif. New York
Hekald. in discussing the importance
of Germany considered in a diplo
matic sense, suggested the kind of
man America should send as Am
bassador to Berlin. Here is what it
"We shall need an Ambassador in
Germany who has eyes that see and
a brain that can understand that
country and a tongue that can apeak
its language. Germany Is setting a
pace Industrially and In general '
activity that has no counterpart in
tthe world to-day.
"Her recovery from chaotic after
war conditions, the output of her
industries and the measure of world
trade she has already regained have
no parallel.
"The reason for these achievements
rests with her people. They are
workers. They know that If the
Fatherland ever pays its colossal in
demnity and reestablishes Itself as a
free and Independent nation among
the nations of the world work alone
can accomplish it?Intense, unspar
ing work. And these German people
are bending their backs to the task
uncomplainingly and with a will to
surmount all obstacles.
"To this Held of regeneration and
vast outreach for Industrial world
enpremaoy America would better
send no Ambassador at all than to
send a man incapable of understand
ing her economic strides and her
vibrant business activity in every
phase of her reawakened life.
?'Our Ambaswador to Berlin should ]
be a man of sound busin^sa instincts,
with the vision of Che statesman and
the sensitiveness of temperament to
Interpret all about him.
"To send a college professor, a lit
erary man or a professional political
Incubus to Oermany at this tlms i
would be wholly without excuse.
"The New York Heiiald makes
these observations with a keen ap
preciation of the Importance of the
Fierlln post and without sftiy knowl
edge of the intentions of the Presi
dent concerning this post. Indeed,
considered In respect of Its opportu
nity ? for service to America, it Is a
Question If our Embassy In Berlin
will not bp the most important of all
our embassies.
"Oorm?iny's rejuvenation. Ger
many's looming position in world in
dustries and In world trade, Ger
many' i progress In scientific knowl
edge and development, Germany's
grnhiH for frfanlMtlon ami Ger-,
many- relation w't'i IJhssIb?with
all that tills may mean-make Bcr- [
lin a preeminently Important Am
bassuJ jrial post for us at this
In this article The New York
Herald described a type, /lot an indi
vidual, but so admirably did the
1 description tit Alamos B. Houghton,
then a Representative in Congress
from New York State and now the
accredited Ambassador of the United
States to Berlin, that on reading it
ex-Governor Frank O. Lowden of
Illinois at onco recognized in it the
Congressman from New York, and
In a letter to a brother-in-law of
Houghton wrote:
"?Accept my congratulations on the
appearance of mis editorial article
In The New York Herald. It de
scribes Houghton to a 'tT
Representative Houghton is a
Massachusetts man by birth, a Bige
low on his mother's side. He is a
graduate of Harvard, and has had
the advantage of post graduate study
at Gottingen, at Berlin and at Paris.
Adding to his tine academic educa
tion the training that comes from
management of large manufacturing
establishments and great businesses,
and acquaintance with public affairs
which he gained through public ser
vice culminating in two terms as
Representative in Congress, Ambas
sador Houghton, rich ii} his experi
ence of affairs, carries to Berlin in
tellectual equipment and vision that
hold high promise for hla service in|
the diplomatic field.
England Progressing With Her
Dream of Empire.
The thoughtful onlooker in these
days of political passion experiences
a restful feeling when he turns his
eyes to that association of peoples
which is geographically known as
the British Empire. It was their
own Victorian poet who described
the ways of their unwritten consti
tution as "slowly broadening down)
from precedent to precedent." The
old is good until the new is proved
and found better. A new precedent
has been established in the case of
The protectorate found necessary
or expedient during the war has been
ended. Egypt is free but remains
within the sphere of British protec
tion. No friend of the Egyptians
could wish it otherwise. Time and
the intelligence of the people of
Egypt will do the rest. The sensible,
thinking Egyptians know that their
freedom is no less secure because
they retain the shadow of British
rule along the Suez.
In a world half crazed as a result
of war the thinking onlooker notes
that the men in charge of England s
destinies have not lost their heads
nor have they forgotten the past that
made their empire what it is: a
commonwealth for all within it.
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the
Union of South Africa, are not sub
ject States but daughters in their
mother's house?each mistress in
her own.
It was not so long ago that Bon Ait
Law informed the House of Com
mons that the domiuions were free;
free to stay in the Empire or free to
go, and, though their going would
raise regret, no violent hand would
be raised against them. They will
not go.
There have been empires before,
founded on the sword, held by the
Bword, but the dream of the men
who laid the foundations of Britain's
?exterior greatness was to carry for
ward the reign of law to men less
fortunate, to teach rather than to
South Africa was astonished when
Cvmpbell-BannehMA* extended his
hand to the late foe. The foe grasped
it and has had no cause for regret.
The Irish Free State has taken Eng-|
land's hand at last in friendship and
association, and unless the future be
trays the past Ireland will not regret
it. Egypt now, and India next.
Controverting Professor Ai-bki-.t
Bushnbll Hart of Harvard, who says
GEOHOB Washington's hair was red.
Georob S. Godard. State Librarian of
Connecticut, asserts that it was hazel
brown. Professor Hart has stirred up
a lively discussion about Washington s
hair but it is interesting to observe
that' nobody assails the excellence of
the head which was under that hair.
This week Police Lieutenant Gkoan
arrested, on the charge of illegally pos
sessing firearms, a man who "for ten
years hod been under $2,000 ball on a
clarge of having a revolver." Prob
ablv when this interesting person is
arraigned for trial he win plead to
have his Mil continued as a matter of
vested right.
Viscountess Rhondda has won the
right to a seat in the British House
of Lords. With a woman included in
that august body the reform of the
upper chamber often threatened by the
House of Commons should be no longer
The Guide.
He wrote a learned treatise railed
The Knickerbocker Guidebook.
He worked at It till he grew bald;
It was indeed his pride book.
He knew where Peter fltuyvesant.
Had worshiped, sworn and swtj
He could rebound the Dongan grant
And tell why Broadway starred.
He knew why Tenth is south of Third
,\n<l where was Wall street's ferry ;
Where too the shortest Mreet occurred ;
Why Oak street wasn't Cherry.
You couldn't ask a single thing
About New York and stump him.
Krom distant points, like Ossmlng.
Folk pilgrimaged to pump him.
And then one day downtown he went
Where Pearl and Pine dissever,
Snd though his family millions spent,
lit disappeared for* vcr.
Mai;rice MonRif.
Lincoln's Assassination.
An Unusual Meeting of Two Wit
nesses of the Tragedy.
To The New York Herald : Herbert
S. Renton is correct when he says that
Sothern did not play the part of Lord
Dundreary in "Our American Cousin" at
Ford's Theater on the night of Lincoln's
assassination and that E. A. Emerson
had this rOle. Mr. Emerson's name is
j opposite this character on tho program.
In fact Mr. Emerson htj<i for many years
1 after this tragedy and : 'Ki has, if he is
living:, the program which lie picked up
under Mr. Lincoln's chair after the trag
edy and which has blood srpots still on
it. I knew Mr. Emerson for years, both
in my boyliood in Lynchburg-. Va., and
after I came to Washington in 1891. I
have seen this program repeatedly.
After retiring from the stage he lived
in Lynchburg for many yeare, where he
i had a prosperous bookstore. Later he
j moved to Washington. Some years ago
I gave a small luncheon at the Cosmos
Club in Washington at which he was
the guest of honor. He brought lils
j bloodstained program Willi him.
| Another guest was the late Dr. A. F.
A. King of Washington, who was in the
i audience on the night of tho tragedy.
I brought these two gentlemen together
to have them compart their testimony
, face to face of what they actually wit
nessed of the scene?the actor on the
I stage and the beholder in the audience,
i It was most interesting and is perhaps
tho only Instance of such a confronting
of witnesses.
I Their testimony, in the main identical,
i differed only in minor details, partlcu
i larly about Laura Iveene, who, Mr. Em
erson said, was much enraged and in
dulged in violent language. Ho wa3
standing by her and heard her. Mf.
Emerson was not before the footlights
at the time hut was waiting in 4ho
wing* for his part and saw the whole
occurrence from where Jje stood.
Booth was not playing that week but
Mr. Emerson bad seen him at the the
ater that morning and had a talk with
him. He had read an nccount of Mr.
Lincoln's trip to Richmond and was
much exasperated at his having occu
pied Mr. Davis's official residence in
Richmond, the White House of the Con
He was never known or addressed as
Wilkes, but always called John Booth.
He was In love with the daughter of
John r. Hale, Senator from New Hamp
shire, who frequently sent him flowers
from the audience.
Robert L. Preston.
Leesburg, Va., February 28.
History in Scrapbooks.
American Progress Depicted in a
Series of Volumes.
To The Nkw York Herald : In re
gard t rapbooks, I have a collection
vh prises several volumes proba
bly difiT' from any others In the
In them are seals, coats of arms, let
terheads and similar things from all the
States and Territorial possessions of the
United States except Yap and one or
two other minor Isla.ids ; from Congress,
the White House, all the Cabinet de
partments, tho army and navy, the Su
preme Court, thirty-five legations and
many United States consulates.
College and historical societies have
given n. large quota, and there are hun
dreds of pictures and other Items rep
resenting the progress of the country
from the time of Columbus, particularly
the .Revolutionary and civil war periods.
Tor the pages devoted to the civil war
there is a wealth of material from both
sides of the conflict. Among these are
clippings from the original newspapers
of the draft call. Second Inaugural Ad
dress, Gettysburg Address, accounts of
the surrender of Lee and trial of Jef
ferson Davis. They are all pasted in.
Of natural products are tlax, cotton,
raw silk, hemp and cloth from the col
onies made of oocoanut and pineapple
fiber, also one of Mr. Burbank'a flowers,
and for sentiment heather and edel
Through these books there are a great
many autograph letters and signatures,
but there is a special volume of other
autographs which have come to me.
These Include such names as President
Harrison, President and Mrs. Cleveland,
President and Mrs. McKlnley, President
and Mrs. Roosevelt, President and Mrs.
Wilson, President and Mrs. Harding,
several Vice-Presidents, Cabinet officers.
Uncle Joe Cannon. Chief Justices
Fuller and \J"hlte. Generals Miles and
Wheeler, Admirals Dewey, Sampson.
Schley, Evans and Fletcher, Cardinal
Olhbons, John Hay, Thomas A. Edison,
Andrew Carnegie, John Wanamaker,
Jacob A. Rlls, Judge Lilndaey, General
Goethals, Edward Everett Hale, Henry
van Dyke, Edward Bok, Harvey B.
WUey, William Marconi, Clara Barton.
Jane Addams, Ida Tarbell, Admiral Him*
and General Pershing. Surely names
at people who have done much for the
advancement of our nation. Besides
these are the signatvres of several dis
tinguished foreigners. E. C.
Summit. N. J.. March 2.
Fruit Eating Birds.
A Special Breed of Cats Wanted by
a Market (Jardener.
To Thk Nkw Vokk Herald: Your
correspondents have countered no often
or. tho cat In the last few days that
U seems time the cat came bark. It
Is quite evident that these gentlemen
have never tried to grow cherries or
strawberries for the Asbury Park mar
l et or they would change their opinion
on the eat question.
The gentleman from Trenton Rives a
list of grosbeaks, buntings, goldfinches,
&c, raised where eats were numerous,
that would compare favorably with the
statistics of any poultry plant between
Capo May and Point Peasant. He also
doubts the ability of the eat to catch
the rat In the open. Well, a rat In
confinement needs no catching, and If
the eats In the vicinity of Trenton are
unable ? cnirti rats In the open the
birds iiulte safe, I think.
Even body loves the song of birds,
especially when one Is not trying to
sleep In the mprnlng, but birds that
sing occasionally and destroy fruit con
stantly are not much thought of among
market gardeners.
What we need is a breed of eats w"h
a special liking for redbreasts and red
breasted grosbeaks?red' Internally and
externally durln* the strawberry sea
son?and then the city dweller will not
have to pay 60 cents for a quart of
strawberries In season.
Wm. Brt.shaw.
High Pin'bs. N. J., March 2.
,%f?rr (Itr 111 Tilt.
Mullh?Wiiat In ailmeny?
Bella?Matrimonial bon't*.
Walter Damrosch, having ti- ' Vi' his
vacation and been made t" ;uojt of
honor at a concert in aiti of I lie musi
cal department of the American Acad
emy in Rome, resumed his duties as
conductor of the New York Symphony
Society at its concert in Caj^iegie Hall
yesterday afternoon. The audience ap
peared to be Rlad to see him. He was
welcomed with long and hearty ap
plause when ho made his entrance, and
if he received less after the first num
ber on the program it was without
doubt because the peaceful character of
the music was not conducive to ac
The program consisted of three works
by Beethoven, his first and sixth eym
1 phonies and his E flat piano concerto.
The pianist was Josef Hofmann. It
was a program requiring no exegetic
essay and no encomiums. All that is
necessary is a record of the fact that
Mr. Hofmann performed his share of
the "Emperor" concerto in a manner
'hat must have brought delight to all
ludicious listeners.
It did not occur to him that because
the work had been named the "Em
n?ror" it was essential to interpret it
'n an imperious way, with militant out
bursts and the general bravado of the
man on horseback. He contented him
?elf with playing it with exquisite clar
ity, with continual beauty of tone, with
artistic sensibility and with fine dig
nity. It was an admirable interpreta
tion and the audience appeared to
recognize that It was.
As for the two symphonies, it may
be said that while Mr. Damrosch en
deavored to emphasize some points he
made no attempt at revealing any
hitlicrto unsuspected wonders in either
the unpretending first or the gentle
i sixth. Even the thunderstorm was re
stored to Its traditional proportions. In
these days It is the fashion to intro
duce a few extra flashes of lightning
and to enlarge the might of Beethoven's
crashes. Mr. Damrosch permitted them
to go their own way. It was the kind
of thunderstorm we used to have be
fore the war, but not quite as gorgeous
as now required by the American
standard of living.
Rudolph Jung, a Swiss tenor, recently
heard for the first time here, gave his
second song recital last evening in Town
Hall. His program was arranged on
unconventional lines. It began with old
English airs, which were followed by a
group of French lyrics, including two
unfamiliar ones by Gustavo Doret. as
well as Alexander Qeorges's "Hymn to
the Sun." Ths narrative from "Tann
heuser" and Brahms's "Zigeunerlieder"
came next, and the final group was of
songs by \merlonn composers.
Mr. Jung confirmed the good impres
s n which lie made at his first recital.
He is a man of excellent appearance
and has a voice which would probably
The Making of Man.
Dame Nature in her workshop pat
Considering the plan.
And scheming this and scheming that
To make the creature man.
She gazed upon her secrets spread
And wished to keep them such;
"I'd better give him eyes," she said,
"Lest he should see too much."
There came the music of the spheres
Upon a zephyr stirred:
Quoth she, "I'd better give him ears
Lest too much should be heard."
McLandburoh Wilso.v.
! The Mountain Lion's Scream
i Hair Raisins: Cries Heard by Mght
In the California Hills.
To The Niw York Herald: It wu
with Interested surprise that I read in
an editorial article in your paper that
there are scientific men who have doubts
as to the cry of the mountain lion, f am
: no partisan defender of the novelists
who. It seems, thrllllngly ha\-e mentioned
this hair raining yell of the giant
pantherlike creature of the Western
mountains. My personal knowledge of
mountain lions and their rrlcs antedates
by many years any of these novels of
Western romance and adventure.
Mountain lions were a dreaded pest on
my father's mountain ranch in California
i when I was a very little hoy, and cspc
i elally during the two years that we had
| a band of about 400 Angora goats and
! their seasonal kids as an experiment
| In raising fioece for what that early
1 promised to produce a sort of Persian
shawl industry. I recall vividly my
i father's graphic description of the leap
| of the lion upon a kid dutside the corral !
one night just as my father fired a
j charge of buckshot. The leaden pellets
I must have struck the huge animal in its
I flight, because it Instantly turned from
the kid and with a terrible shriek of i
anger And pain tore at. Its own Hank,
' and then, t0 my father's preat relief,
I departed into the shadowy darkness of
the nearby mountainside.
When I was a youngster of 11 I wa?
out hunting one day till long after night
i fall. I was traversing a mountainside
I road that was closely akirt<*l by thick
| underbush, when suddenly I w.is startled
j by the unmistakable and terrifying cry
I of a mountain lion seemingly within a
few rods to the raar. At the sound my
I younger brother ruRhed closc and clung
' to me. We walked on, I with both
1 hummers of the muzzle loader up and
I anxiously and repeatedly peering back
Into th>* dense darkness hoping to shoot
i one harrel of the small number eight
quail shot right Into the animal's eyes
as soon as I might see them and trusting
. to the other barrel to save us by blinding
' him completely. For about 200 yards that
trailing continued wlili four or five rep
: rtltlons of that awful cry, and then we
emerged Into the open and the moon
! light, and the crla* wero not repeated
I nor was the anltnal scan.
I hnvo Been too mat., mountain lions
i and 1 know that Western country too
! well to suppose that ther1* Is any other |
' big or anv* l'ttlo animal In those parts ?
j capable of making any such sound.
As lately as twelve years n?co J heard
I unmistakable cries of a mountain lion ^
i one night up in the sierra of the deeply j
ravlned Yuba River country during a I
j drive between midnight and 4 A. M. over!
| dangerous roads. And when we Anally!
' reached the livery stable at the famous'
! old mining town of Nevada City and the!
drowsing office watcher came out with 1
his lantern we saw stretched out on the-.
entrance floor a large mountain lion that I
j somo men fortunately had seen In broad !
; daylight on the very road we had Just1
j iraversed and had been able to get a
' bead on with a rifle.
This old stage driver of six horse days
i and wild rides pointed out to me one
j lay the spot and the peculiar surround-j
' ir.'s where n mountain lion suddenly
rushed and leaped vpon the shoulders
I .nd u It hers of a running ?ioe, striking:
j vlth clawa and Jaws nnd bearing the
Walter Damrosch Welcomed at Concert
Back From Abroad, He Resumes Duties as Conductor
of New York Symphony Orchestra.
he better heard from the operatic stage
than the recital platform. But he has
shown in two recitals that he can sing
songs with understanding1 and with
dramatic force. He was heard by a
large audience and there was no lack
of warmth and spontaneity in its ap
At Carneglo Hall last evening the
Philharmonic Society repeated Gustav
Mahler's third symphony in D minor,
which was first performed here last
Tuesday evening at the Metropolitan
Opera House. Tlie forces, reinlisted
for its hearing under Conductor Wlllem
Mengelberg. with the Philharmonic
Orchestra, were Mme. Julia Claugsen.
contralto; the St. Cecilia Club. Victor
Harris conductor, and the boy choir of
.r ather Finn's Paullst Choristers.
The work, taking two hours for per
formance, again left room for no other
number Jn the program, and the inter
mission followed the first movement.
The stage was built out into the audi
torium In order to give additional plat
form space for accommodating the en
larged orchestra nnd the choruses, num
bering 150 voices. A large audience
heard the symphony with marked in
Miss Svea. Hanson, a youns American
soprano of Swedish parentage, gave her '
first song recital here last night in
Aeolian Hall, with Ousfave Ferrari at
the piano. Sho siing French, English
and many Scandinavian lyrics, includ
es a group or Swedish folk songs ar
ranged by Gustaf Hagg. Miss Hanson
disclosed a voice of mezzo quality, of
good power and range, but with little
tonal variety. Her style had more as
kance than finish nnd her diction in
the French songs was faulty. Her ease
of manner while singing was note
worthy. She was warmly received.
Special Performance of 'Toaca' to
Re Given at Metropolitan.
Mme. Marie Jeritxa, Antonio Scotti
and Maria Chamlee will be in the cast
that will present *Tosca" at the special
matinee at the Metropolitan Opera
House this afternoon for the benefit
of the Free Milk Fund of the Mayor's
Committee of Women. Mrs. William
.Randolph Hearst, chairman, under
whose auspices the opera will be given.
With the additional funds received to
day the committee hopes to extend the
work of providing the poor chi'dren of
the city with free milk. The Intense
winter weather has brought many re
Quests for milk from the poor centers
of the city. In cooperation with the
various associations throughout the city
thousands of undernourished children
have received free milk from the com
deer down with tremendous force and in
stantly thereafter slaughtering the de
fenseless animal. I judged the indicated
final leap to have been fully fifteen feet,
but from one side and a little above
where the deer passed.
Tliat a mountain lion ever attacked a
human being I do not know. I never
heard of a case. But I recall a wildcat
leaping from an overhanging oak tree
vpon the shoulders of a stage driver and
savagely attacking him. The wildcat
utters a catlike cry. but It is a feeble
utterance compared with the power and
volume of the mountain lion's yell.
The old shotgun with which my father
wounded that mountain lion ar.d with
which I was ready to repel the expected
cttack of the yelling one that followed
us two little boys is interestingly
h.storlcal of itself, as It was given to
my father by General Custer in their
early Wild West days. With it I learned
to shoot.
The mountain lion, really a huge mem
ber of the cat family, is chiefly a noctur
rial animal, and like all cats utters its
marauding cries at nighttime when
actual views of the creature are difficult,
especially in a brushy country.
New York, March 2. archie Rice.
Cairo Short of Lamps.
British Seek Substitutes for Those
?Smashed by Rioters.
From the Ejyptian Atnil.
When professional demonstrators are
1 wired in Cairo they g? forth into the
city and smash a few lamps. Ho that
new since the recent uprising the Brit
ish residing in the shadow of the Pyra-1
mlds are faced with the problem of j
finding substitutes for 5.000 missing
lamps. The conditions are exactly re
versed from those existing during the'
last years of the w-f with Germany,
when In darkness lay safety. The Brit-1
t*h in Cairo need light, light in every'
street, alley and courtyard.
It will take three months for the new I
lamps to rome from Europe, in the
fneantlmo the commandant of police has I
a^t^V^ P!?Ple t0 pUce Sterns
at then- doors, but as this Is a mourn
ng custom among the Egyptians the
idea has met with little approval. Other
Prono?., have b?? th.t th.
;?r".Wl'? ?tes and carnivals!
should be called upon to turn the prin
cipal streets into a blaze of false f^s
tlvlty ?r that Householders be compelled
lirfTtei he.KUU",C W'rM Ilke vlne"' w,th
fTr v nocturnal blossoms.
bu rn Inn ^C?n'e" "nd them
burning a J night at their own expense.
e editor of the Kpt/ptUin Mail hlm
!Vr?Pr\U,C of wnrwfbl search
I*. .. PJa. ?n ??n"P'cuou? points like
the citadel, sweeping oVer the city with :
disconcerting effect on the unlawful. He
doesn't say what he thinks the effect |
of this rather military measure would
"Pon the Egyptians, who are now In
different to the professional demonstra- 1
tors. nor the cflf#ct on the apt|((t8
first see searchlights on the Nile. j
Making Peace More Secure.
From th? Detroit Srut.
Pink breeches for cemmsn-l officers In the
nrmy m.y hav, been tugge.t.d by ,h?i
who contend th.t the w.y ,* ,nd V ?
to make if more horrfble.
A March 1 ?*tej. ".
Pellucid pools In rastures lie.
And mirror the bfuc depths of sky
Where the white clouds go racing by.
There Is a stirring of fern fronds
Beneath the moss, nnd by the ponds
Hrlgliten the dull gold willow Wandc
The lichens glint, the sod suspires;
Glimmers a hint of coming fires
Upon the tips of tangled briers.
One hoars crow clamor from afsr.
And when night falls, bar after bar,
The starlings twitter to the star.
Ahd i rywhere are whisperings
1,1 ''Pi (lopes, by lowland springs,
? ?f lovol) irid of lovelier thin?*.
For Eastern New York?Fair to-day
and to-morrow Uttle change In tempera
ture; fresh northwest winds.
For New Jersey?Cloudy to-day; to-n?ora>w
fair; little changu In temperature; freah
northwest winds.
For Northern New England?Generally fair
to-day and to-: lorrow; little change In tem
perature; !... rate to fresh west and north
west winds
For Southern New England-?-Cloudy to-day;
probably snow on Massachusetts coast; to
morrow fair; little change In temperature;
fresh north and northwest winds.
For Western New York?Fair to-day and
to-morrow; warmer to-morrow.
WASHINGTON, March ".?The dlaturlMir.ee
that was central over southern Alabama
last night moved slowly northeastward, and
Its center woi in the vicinity of Charleston,
8. C., to-night, while a secondary depres
sion that developed off the middle Atlant!
coast last night moved rapidly northetstna' l
to eastern Maine, where It was renter" !
to-nlght. These disturbances have been a*
tended by snow In northern New England,
northern New York and the southern lake
region, rain and sleet in .-outhern Nov/
England, .the middle Atlantic States and th?
upper Ohio Valley and Tennessee, and mlu
In tho south Atlantic and .-ast Gulf StaW-*,
except in the Florida ptnlneuhi.
Generally fair wmither has prevailed w<?t
of the Mississippi River during the la-4,
twenty-four hours. Pressure continued high
to-day In the vicinity of Bermuda and almost
generally weet of the Mississippi Hlver, but
It was falling rapidly over (he Far North
west to-nlght. TTio temperature has fallen
decidedly in the ea?t Gulf States and It
has risen In the Atlantic States and almost
generally went of the Mississippi River. ex
cept In Arkansas and In the Pacific Stato*.
In Alberta, where the temperature re
nialned considerably below normal almost
continuously during February, It Is now more
than twenty degrees above normal.
The Indications are for mostly fair weather
during the next two or three days east of
the Mississippi River. The temperature will
be lower In Florida and along the notuh
Atlantic coast to-morrow, while It will rls"!
In the upper lake region, the lower Ohio
and lower Mississippi valleys to-morow and
almost generally cast of the Mississippi
River Saturday.
Observations at United States Weather Bu
reau stations taken at 8 P. Ms yesterday,
seventy-fifth meridian time:
Temperature Rainfall
last 24 hrs. Baro- last 24
Stations. High. Low. meter, hrs. Weather.
Abilene 82 10 30.12 .. Clear
Albany 30 10 ,'tO.OO .02 Cloudv
Atlantic. City... 42 18 30.02 .. Clear
Baltimore...... 42 28 SO.Ot .. Cloudy
Bismarck 32 ft 30.10 .. Clea r
Boston 32 28 29.02 .28 Cloudy
Buffalo SO ?2 80.12 .. Clear
Cincinnati 32 26 30.28 .. Cloudy
Charleston .... 68 BO I9.1H .01 Cloudy
Chicago 38 24 30.22 .. Clear
Cleveland 28 26 30.20 .. Clear
Denver 44 8 30.34 .. Clear
Detroit 34 20 30.18 .. Clear
Galveston 44 34 30.30 .(? Clear
Helena 18 2 30.28 .. Cloudy
Jacksonville... HO B8 30.00 .. Pt. Cld.v
Knnsas City... 34 16 30.36 .. Clear
Los Angeles.... 68 44 30.22 .. Cloudy
Milwaukee 30 16 30.30 .. Clem
New Orleans... 44 42 30.12 .28 Clotuls
Oklahoma 28 t; 30.44 .. Cloudy
Philadelphia.. 40 24 80.CJ .. Cloudy
Pittsburgh 32 30 30.18 .. Cloudy
Portland, Me... 24 16 10.01 .. Cloudy
Portland. Ore.. 50 40 30.04 .. Cleat
Salt Lake City. 30 12 30.48 .. Clear
San Antonio... 44 i6 30.36 .. Clear
Han Diego 62 44 30.J0 .. Clear
San Francisco.. 60 46 30.16 .. Pt. Cld.v
Seattle 44 42 30.06 . 20 Rain
St. ILouis 30 20 SO.32 .. Cloudy
St. faul 30 0 30.14 .. Cleot
Washington.... 40 24 80.04 .. Cloudy
3 A. M. S P M
Barometer 30.06 Sl'.'Jl'
Humidity 94 T3
Wind?direction N.K.
Wind?velocity 18 1 >
Weather Cloudy Clouuy
Precipitation 47 17
The temperature In this city yesterday. ?s
recorded by the official thermometer, is
shown In the annexed table:
HA. M..., 20 1P.M... 34 G P.M.. 3d
U A. M... 30 2 P. M... 35 7P.M... 3S
10A.M... 29 SP. M...37 HP. M...37
11 A M... 30 4 P.M... 36 0 P. M .. 3d
12 M 32 3 P.M... I'D 10P.M.. 3".
1922. 1021. 1022. 1021.
9 M.... 80 45 6 P. M.... 3d 51
12 M 32 47 0 P. M.. . 86 54
3 P. M.... 37 57 12 Mid 83 5U
Highest temperature, 40, at 7 :30 p. M.
Lowest temperature, 24, at 8:30 A. M.
Average temperature, 32.
A memorial tribute tn Mrs. James Speyer,
Shufoert Theater, 2:34) P. M.
Canadian Camp, annual dinner, Iiotel
Astor, 7 J*. M.
Winston Churchill will leeturo on "TV
Nature of tho Creative Mind." benefit tlx
Authors League Fund, Hotel plaza, 11 A. M,
Murray Hulbert/ President of tho Board (
Alderinen. will discus* "Municipal (Joveri.
rnent" before the Arthur H. Murphy Assoolu
tlon, R<5^ East Tremont avenue. The Bronx.
8:30 P. M.
Chu Chin Chow ball, auspices of the Club
des Artistes, Hotel Astor, 0 P. M.
Mrs. Grace Strachan ^orsythe will speak
at a meeting of the Women's Municipal
Public Speaking Club, Municipal Building.
8 P. M.
General Lafayette, Police Post, No. t>H),
American Legion, annual entertainment,
Hotel Ccmmodore, S:30 P. M,
Dr. Frank B. Hale, Illustrated tactur
"The Control of Microscopic Organism^ in
tho New York City Water Supply," N> w
York Microscopical Society, American Mu
seum of Natural History. 8eventy-seventii
street and Central Park Weat, 8 P, M.
Dr. John H. Flnl'-y will npeak at k meeting
of tho Bchool Nature League, American Mu
seum of Natural History, Seventy-seventh
street and Central Park Went, 8:15 P. M.
8. H. Kaufman will lecture on "Vim of
Life." Recreation Booms and Settlemont
Forum, 186 Chrystle street, 7 :S<) P. M.
Barrett Association of Phi Rlgma Kappa,
luncheon, Lorber's, 12:30 P. M.
Senator Charles C. Lockwood, Miss Mary
Garrett Hay and George Gordon Battle will
speak at a citizens rally, Iltftel Majestic.
8 P. M. .. . .
Dr. Maurlco H. Harris will *peak on "The
Theater; Its Opportunity and Its Dnnger,"
Temple Tsracl, Central Park West and
Ninety-sixth street, 8:15 P. M.
"Bal Original." Webster Hall. 119 Easi
Eleventh street, ft P. M.
Mas" meet Ins of unemployed, auspices of
the Unemployment Council, Labor Temple,
213 East Eighty-fourth street, 2 P. M.'
Everett Dean Martin, lecture, "The Place
of Intelligence In Social Advance." Cooper
Union, 8 P. M.
Grace Cornell will conduct study hours foi
salespeople. Metropolitan Museum of Art,
fl A. M
Mre. Francis Roger*. Jer-ture, "Our Soldlr ?
Boys To-day." Town Hall, 123 Weat Forty
third street, 11 A. M.
Ameslra Criterion Society, luncheon, II"te4
Commodore, 1 P. M.
League for Industrial Rights, meetings,
Waldorf-Astoria. 10 A. M. and 2 P. vf..
dinner, 7 P. M.
"Trend of the "* mmp," Arthur D. R???, at
New Era Club. '.1' Hit Broadway.
"Book of the Hour," Prof. J. G. Cart?>
Troop, at N. Y. P. L.. Woodstock Branch.
7Mi East lfimh street, The Bronx.
"Famous Paintings," Henry W. poor, at
Wadlelgh M. 8., llMh street west of Beventh
evenly Illustrated.
"The Glories of Venice," Oarrett P. Ser
vtas, at P P. <W. Eighty-eighth street east of
First avenue. Illustrated.
"Old New York," F. Moore, at P. P. i:u.
l*!d street and Wadsworth avenue, nit*
"American Life in the Philippines,-* ?
O Houghton, st P. fl. 17. Ferrtham I'-ttt,
near City Island avenue. City Island. illu,
"Recollections of a Oreenhorn," Jena*
Llppmnnti. a* P. S J8. Anthony and Tu
rnout avenues, The Bronx.
"Trend of the Times," Mrs. Mary E. Lease,
at Boys H. S.. Marry and Putnam avenues
"Flashes of Action," Lieut. Ralph C,
Bishop, at P. H. 95, Van Sloklen street, neai
Neck road. Illustrated.
"Modern American Composers and Thei
Songs." Miss June Mullin, at P. S. 88,
Catalpa avenue and Fresh Pond road, Kldgo
wood Heights, L. I.
"The Advantages of an Efficient Telephou ?
Service," arranged by the Staten Island
Chamber of Commerce, at P. 8. 20, Hebertnn
avenue. Port Blehmond, 8. I. Illustrated.
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