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NEW YORK HERALD
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FRIDAY. MARCH 24, 1922.
A Masterful Presentation of
America's Claim.
^ns Sispatch to the Allied Govern*
'..etitg, sent by Secretary Hughes, is
a masterful presentation of America's
claim for the $241,000,000 owed her
for the services of her soldiers on the
Rhine.
The Versailles Treaty expressly
stated that payment for the cost of
t':?9 nrmiss of occupation should have
priority over all other payments by
Germany. This priority payment for
cost of armies seems to have been
carried out in respoct of Belgium,
France and Italy, which countries
have been paid in full, and carried
out in part in respect of Great Brit
ain, while the claim of the United
States for the expenses of her army
of occupation has been wholly ignored
by the Allied Governments.
From the payments made to the
Allies by Germany in cash and in
kind for account of apmy payments
and indemnities France, Belgium.
Great Britain and Italy have allo
cated payments in full to France, Bel
gium and Italy for army expenses
and allocated part payment to Great
Britain. From these German pay
ments for account of army and in
demnity payments not so much as
one cent has been allocated to the
payment of America's claim for her
army of occupation on the Rhine.
Considered on the face of the Amer
ican representation by Secretary
Hfohes there seems to be no escape
from the conclusion, unpleasant as
it is, that America has had a cold
deal in this matter, so cold, in fact,
that it smacks of rank selfishness on
the part of the allied nations. Worse
than this, it has the sewning of the
purpose to ti?eat America as if she
were an easy thing, which, stripped
of veneer, is nothing short of Bheer
contempt.
Tni: Nrw Yor.K Herald commends
Secretary Hrc.nrs for his line stand
in upholding the dignity of America
by so forcefully demanding that the
Ameri.-an claim for the expenses of
ber army of occupation be paid from
the German payments to the Allien
precisely as the allied nations have
I-aid themselvos for the expenses of
their armies of occupation from these
German payments for the account of
!.riiy occupation expenses and indem
nities.
If the Allied Governments had allo
cated nothing to themselves from the
German payments for their armies of
occupation, though empowered to do
no by the Versailles Treaty, the treat
ment of America would present an
entirely different face. In the nb
fiance of a reply to the Hughes repre
sentation by the allied nations the
for(f??ing deductions seem to be the
only conclusion in sight.
Governor Miller's Wise Course.
Governor Miller has acted with
t. Isdnm and practical business sense
In calling on the Mayor of New York
city for advice and Information In
respect of the bills affecting counties
in this city passed by the Legislature.
Thee are many of these measures
und they contemplate serious addi
tions to the tax burden.
Under the New York Constitution
? special bill affecting a city, as dis
tinguished from a general bill nffect
inc the whole State, must be sent
by the legislative chamber in which
ft originates to the Mayor of the city
roncerned for his approval or veto.
If be npproves it the bill goes at
once to the Governor, to be accepted
or rejected by him. If the Muyor
refuses to approve the bill the Legis
lature must pass It over his veto be
frrre submitting it to the Governor
for bis action.
There Is no constitutional provi
sion for a similar submission of spe
cial county bills to any authority. Hut
v, lf*re u county is wholly within a
? it v and Its flniuiciul affairs areman
nv?><I by that city, as is the case with
Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and
v o-wtuouti counties, all of which sre
In New York city, it is both practi
cable and sensible for the Governor
to ask the Mayor for information and
advice ou measures relating to the
county.
Eighteen of these county bills have
been sent to City Hall from the Gov
ernor's office. The Mayor is of
course under no legal obligation to
examine any of them or to put him
self on record concerning any of
them; nor is the Governor under
any obligation to adjust hi6 attitude
toward any bill in accordance with
recommendations the Mayor may
make. But local administration will
be bettered and governmental condi
tions will be improved if between
Governor and Mayor there is hearty
cooperation on bills of this kind.
Governor Mtu.eb. with the straight
forwardness . -ni comprehension of
fundamental principles which char
acterize him, has moved to establish
such cooperation, and the precedent
he has set should be followed by his
successors.
To the Folk* Back Home.
Your Representatives in Congress
jamtbed the bonus bill through the j
House yesterday by gag methods
exactly as was expected. *
The Fordneys, the Mondells antf
the Longworths compelled the
Speaker of the House to yield to
th^lr demands for the suspension of
the rules, which permitted them to
force the bill through without amend
ment.
The House Is accustomed to dis
cuss bills and make such amendments
in them as seem wise. This is the
general method of legislation In the
House of Representatives. Even the
small bills of tho pork barrel type
are not forced through by gag rule.
But heaping a further debt of billions
and billions and billions of dollars on
top of our already staggering debt
means nothing to the Fordneys, the
Mondells and the. Longw orths so,
long as it is you who pays the bills,
and inasmuch as the passage of this
bonus measure inures to their politi
cal advantage as they see it.
Twenty-seven of the New York
delegation voted for the bonus, thir
teen against it. Eight of the New
j .Torsey voted for the bonus, four
against it. All live of Connecticut's
delegation voted against the bonus.
In our news columns you will find
the names of all those in New York,
New Jersey and Connecticut who
voted for the bonus and voted against
it. It Is important that you cut this
list out of the paper and keep it with
you for use at the right time.
That these Representatives of
yours have sold you out for their
own political interest you mav feel
certain, and you may also feel certain
these very men who have voted for
the bonus to-day for political rea
sons are in the large majority against
.the bonus personally?against the
bonus in thoir own hearts. There
ballot box consideration is Indeed an
expensive matter for you and will
continue to be so until you get rid of
the men who give you the lash of the
master and sell you out every time
they can do so to their own advan
tage.
?? ?
Let All See "Civic Virtue."
After the furor which the Mac
Monnies statue of "Civic Virtue" ha3
caused there Is only one course for
the city to take. That is to put the
sculpture on its base in City Hall
Park and lei the people view it.
Undoubtedly popular taHte and the
American spirit would have been bet
ter suited if the principal site in
City Hall Park were occupied by a
monument of another kind, for in
stance, a heroic statue of Washing
ton on horseback. For at that very
spot Washington, sitting in his sad
dle, listened to the Declaration of
Independence as it was read to his
boldiers on July 9, 1778.
The facts which exist, however,
must be considered. The city ac
cepted the Crane bequost of J60.000
for a fountain monumept. The old
fountain site was chosen as the place
for it. The Art Commission ap
proved the MacMonnies design and
made a contract with the sculptor.
Now there is some clamor that the
work Is objectionable.
There are perhaps a million New
Yorkers whose curiosity has been
aroused by the discussion of "Civic
Virtue." They should be permitted
to see Mr. M acMon nits's product. If
the statue is an abomination the city
need not keep it unless It wishes to.
But if popular judgment Is to be
accepted on municipal art let us hear
from a million judges, not a hundred.
Our Increasing Oil Reserve.
Petroleum consumption in this
country has been going ahead of
production at the rate of more than
50,000,000 barrels a year. In 1021
the total production reported by the
Geological Survey was 469,600,000
barrels and th<> consumption waa
525,400,000 barrels. In 1920 the pro
duction was 443,000,000 barrels and
the consumption 530,000,000 barrels.
The reserve stock of oil abeve Hie
ground dropped from 179,000,000 bar
rels in 1916 to 123,000,000 barrels at
the end of 1920.
It was this serious depletion of our
oil reserve which moved Wai.teh 0.
Tsaow of the Standard Oil Company
to warn the nation three months ago
that the only way to reach price sta
bility In the petroleum industry was
to build up a reserve larger than the
country had ever before known. Me
declared that a full year's supply
would be nc-essary if oil prices were
to be kept, from oscillating as they
have done In the Inst two years, with
Pennsylvania crude tumping above
16 a barrel within a few months and
then dropping back in a shorter
period to $3.25.
Recent figures on oil production in
dicate that the goal which Mr.
Teagle proposed, a year's supply held
in reserve tanks, may be reached.
The January production was 43,300.
000 barrels, a gait) of 5,000,000 bar
rels over January, 1921. The Jan
uary consumption was 45,900,000 bar
rels, a decline of 2,400,000 barrels
compared with January, 1921. Stocks
above the ground were 195,000,000
barrels, equal to 132 days' supply, j
the largest reserve reported since
1915, when the reserve stocks were
194,000,000 barrels, which at the rate
of consumption then prevailing was
equal to 224 days' supply.
The oil now in storage is sufficient
to last for a little more than three
months. Prices are high enough to
stimulate new production and to en
able the oil companies to finance ad
ditions to the reserve stocks. For
the first time in several years the
<ti cumulation of a full year's supply
is within the range of possibility, i
It will be a good thing for commerce
and industry, as well as for the oil
business, if efforts are not relaxed
until the goal is reached.
Mr. Mitchell 70 To-day.
Mr. Edward P. Mitchell has cov
ered the span of human life, three
score and ten, allotted by the Psalm
ist. To-day records his seventieth;
year on the trail of human penetra- j
tion into the mysteries of life. Mr.
Mitchell is quietly celebnjiing his |
birthday in the bright sunshine ot j
Porto Rico, with its soft skies and |
mellow atmosphere that make for re- j
laxation and dreamy retrospection. J
Mr. Mitchell was born in Bath,!
Maine, In 1853, was graduated from!
Bowdoin College in 1871 and the
same year began his newspaper I
career on the Boston Advertiser, i
The half century of his uewspaper
work?years that have brought him ,
Kreat contacts and great triumphs?
will pass in review before him to-1
day, together with the childhood and
young manhood, the old Maine home
?his father and mother, his brothers
and sisters, the boys and girls of
his world, and the Thanksgiving din-'
nera with turkey, plum pudding and
all that.
Half a century of brilliant contri
bution to American journalism, with
a conscientious appreciation of the j
true functions of a great newspaper, j
molding public thought, shaping
statesmanship, breathing culture and
refinement into the printed word,
constitutes a highly worthwhile life
achievement.
Cijakljtr A. Dana, tL>e editor of
The Scut, had a rare faculty for dis
cerning unrecognized genius in the
newspaper men of the country. He
saw in the touch of young Mitchell,
then an editorial writer on the Lew
Iston Journal, the slant of thought,
the^ method of expression,, the light
and shade, the imagination, the clar
ity of vision, the exquhjftC ftumor and
thorough mastery of discussion that
would bring added strength to his
already brilliant editorial page.
And so in 1S75 Mr. Mitchell, then
only twenty-three, took his place with
the most distinguished company of
ai:V 1a! writers ever known to any
* '? lean newspaper. That was
forty-seven years ago, and in this long
span of unbroken consecration to
The Si n, which next to his own fam
ily came to be the love of his life,
be has done as brilliant and beautiful
work as lias ever been penned in the
editorial rooms of any newspaper
anywhere.
Mr. Mitchell's viewpoint has been
broad and big. His work lias been
sound, scholarly, faithful, painstak
ing and imbued always with a warm
sense of justice, good taste and good
form. As editor-in-chief of Tiif Sun
after Mr. Dana's death, and chief ed
itorial writer for many years when
Mr. Dana occupied the distinguished
place as the greatest of American
journalists, Mr. Mitchell's utter
ances in The Si n have been a power
and a delight In this community and
in the nation.
Notwithstanding his very great
place Jn the newspaper world Mr
Mitchell is little known to the
American people, in his delightful
modesty and delicatc sensitiveness
ho has insistently kept himself in the
background of his newspaper and in
the background among men. Except
for his travels Mr. Mitchell's hours
of freedom from the office of The Sun
have been spent mainly with his fam
ily nnd in his library. lie has a schol
arly mind, a love of the beautiful in
art and in life, and lias u heart and
n. nature that have won the love and
devotion of all those associated with
liim in his work and in the making
of Tin St.'W.
Mr. Mitchell is to-day starting
out afresh on the trail he has so
splendidly illumined for half a cen
tury, starting out with clear mind
clear vision and with reasonable ex
pectancy of another decade nt least
of ripened years to add to the full
and useful and beautiful life he
has lived.
Ireland Doubly Beset.
Ireland, at the very time when she
! might he taking long strides In free
dom and prosperity. In bcnet by two
very unfortunate situations. One is
in Ulster, the other in the south.
The .clash in the north is of the
worst kind, for It Is a mixture of
guerrilla warfare, riot, assassination
und general deviltry. Southerners
! nlpr Ulstermen; Ulsterijien bomb
I churches. With all his good Inten
I Hons Sir .Tamks Cn.un. the Ulster
leader, seems unable to brinjs peace:
i he could not even fulfill his agree
| ment with CotXtM t# ftnd the labor
discrimination against the Roman
Catholics.
The Free State Government of
course cannot help the Ulster situa
tion unless by clearing the south Bide
of the border. Collins cannot send
soldiers into Ulster* that would be
invasion. So, with both the florth
and the south helpless in the Ulster
war, there appears to be nothing (or
the British Government to do but i
aeud troops to line the north side of |
the boundary and repel the invasion,
of the southern guerrillas. British
troops may also be necessary to end
the disorder inside l lster.
Less firing is heard iu the south
of Ireland, yet there the portents arc
ominous. A large part of the Irish ^
Kcpublicau army threatens to te?u
loose from the authority of the Dail
Eireann and choose its own head^
ignoring the command of the Dail.
Eireann President, Arthur Griffith.
This army threat is a page from t e
book of Bolshevism. It is the idea
of making a government out of an
army. But as the Irish people know
aa ail civilization knows?soldier
government means ruin. An attempt
at soldier government in Ire|an?
could only mean that the Britis
Government, in the interests of the
Irish Free State, would be obliged
to reenter Ireland, much against the
wishes of the English people.
The Freo State leaders, Collin*
and Griffith, are faced with mutin>
and rebellion. They must And meaus
to convert, disarm or disperse the
Republican army soldiers who ha\
been misled by De Vatjcea and his
illusion of a republic. These arc all
young men, most of whom have spen
the last four years in uniform an
who very likely would rather light
than return to the humdrum of work.
The existence of a considerable force
of this kind would be more alarming
if it were not for the fact that the
people of southern Ireland are evi
dently still heartily In favor of the
treaty and the Free State.
Soldiers must eat and the Do Va
lera warriors will not stick out long
if they have no support from the
people or from the olu source of the
sinews of war, America.
The Mental Deficiency Bill.
Governor Miller has before him
Senator Knight's mental deficiency
bill, which was passed by the Legis
lature in its hurried last hours. I. he
bill was slightly amended after Tut
Nkw York Herald showed the cruel
outrages It would permit, but the.
amendments were not of such a nat ,
a, to make the measure proper and.
necessary. , I
The Knight bill would make it pos
sible for any busybody to cause the
arrest of an "apparently" mentally
defective person, no matter ow
harmless the person might be. It
would encourage the arrest of ma
persons who might otherwise;spend
their whole lives at home with their
mental defects a secret of no im
portance to the outer world it,
would permit the mental state of anv
Iccuscd person to be determined by
any court, whereas the present law
puts that grave responsibility on bu
preme and county courts.
We now have a law regarding 1
treatment of the mentally deficient.
It was passed only three years ago.
,It does not permit the malicious
things which the Knight bill counte
nances. The present law works well.
The proposed substitute is an tn
croachment on personal rights and a
breeder of more bureaucracy. We
cannot think that Governor Miller
will permit It to become a law.
Attacking the Speed Evil.
The traffic policemen and the
courts are going at the speeding evil
In the only way that will abate It
until there ia a better nyatem of
licensing drivers. On one day 335
cases were heard in the Traffic Court,
wher? sits Magistrate IIorsE, the
most earnest opponent of the speed j
maniacs. Forty-six chauffeurs were
sent to jail and $4,100 was collected
in fines.
? For more f.han a year motor cars
have been killing New Yorkers at the
rate of two or three a day. Some
times the pedestrian is at fault,
sometimes the killing la purely acci
dental; but in most cases the auto
mobile crushes the victim because
the driver Is carcl?s# anlit to handle
a car or drunk with that sense of
power which seizes some individuals
when they take the wheel.
Fines may do good in the case of
first offenders against the rules 3f
the road; but prison terms are the j
best cure for the speed mania.
If the youthful criminals who are
now conspicuous before the public are i
as bad an they pay they are the Ptatc!
might well enact a statute providing |
for the protection of the moral* of'
adults against the corruption of ju
veniles.
Three earthquakes have disturbed
Missouri In two days, and residents of
the district subjected to the tremors
are willing to admit that with regard
to seismic disturbances they have been
shown quite enough.
As women are so deferentially
treated In Mayor Hti.an's busrn It is
no wonder Hlskoner cannot hear to
see a siren stamped on even In a
iculptitred allegory.
Strength.
My life is boundi?d
By no clreumsUnec,
Nor hedged about
By chanci; nor by mlaohanc*.
It is my own?
My own to make or mar.
My own to tic to earth
Or to a star.
I recognise no fate
It lies In me
To make nv life
What F vouM have It be.
Awn mi. W. Ob*S0W
Crime Wave Causes.
On* Is To# Many Taxleabs, Another!
th? Corner Saloon.
To The New York Hekald: One
cause of crime Is that u. good many men
have invested thefr life savings In a
taxlcab to find they can make only a
bare lining and can never get their
money back. This is because there are
too many taxlcabs lu New Tork an J
their rates are too low.
Taxlcab drivers are persecuted on the
streets Instead of being protected and
become desperate and eusy prey fori
anybody who may show them a way to
easy money.
Another cause of crime is the exist
ing corner saloon. Every man, woman
and child knows these places are open
to-day. I do not favor prohibition, but
these places fell the cheapest grade of
alcohol colored. If they gave the un
fortunates who patronir.c them a decen'
drink it would not be so bad. Instead j
they are havens of anarchy, where t*-e
Government Is denounced, where prohi
bition Is given as the cauee for all their
misfortunes and where they are e\en
given cocaine and heroin In or;1er to
make it appear that prohibition is the
cause of the drug fiends.
Many a holdup and robbery is
planned in these placcs and encouraged
by the owners. These corner saloons
are a disgrace to the city. The sooner
they are done away with the sooner
your crime wave will ceasw to exist.
Oxt Who Knows the Underworld.
New Yohk, March 23.
Moral of Chicago's Fire.
The Same Lesson Taught by the j
Equitable Building Fire Here.
To The New York Herald: There;
was nothing In the recent Chicago Are
to reflect adversely upon either fire re
sistant construction or the principle of
automatic control of Are by automatic
water sprinklers. What this fire dots
eu.st a reflection upon is the continued
disregard of the fundamental law of.
Are control, which la to confine the Are
to the locality of origin.
The Equitable Building Are of Janu
ary, 1912, demonstrated thils principle
so forcibly that the new Equitable
Building Is equipped in all portions
where a Are might originate with auto- '
matlc water .sprinklers In order that a 1
possible flic shall be conAned to the
locality of origin, and this despite the
fact that the design and construction of i
the building are such that a Are would !
not progress very far.
The recent flre in Chicago started in
an Insignificant building, In which there
had not been any regard manifested In
practical ways for the principle of con
fining n. lire to the locality of oricin.
The building wa-s only two stories high;
therefore it may have been thought th?.t
the Flrfc Department could be depended
upon to do ull things necessary for this
purpose. Fire departments In thlscour
try perform marvelous service, and If i
they did not there would be many more
neighborhood Ares of the sort that oc
curred In Chicago. There Is altogether
too much disposition throughout th?
country to impose undue responsibility
upon municipal Are departments, and
If the Chicago Are Is illustrative of any
thing it l? the tendency, to pass the
buck to the lire departments and let
them take care of conditions that should
be taken care of otherwise.
And the way the flre burned unre
strained in the seven upper stories of
the C., B. & Q. K. ft building In Chi
cago should remind tm here In New York
of the conflagration possibilities in the
ofTlce building section of Manhattan
south of Fulton street. '
It may not be emphasised too j
strongly that what, the Chicago flre j
Illustrated more than anything else Is
the mischief that is bound to result
from Ignoring the fundamental law of,
flre control, which Is to confine the flre
to the locality of origin by the doalgn.
construction and equipment of a build- ;
Ing. I. G. Hoaola^d.
New York, March 23.
Booth's Words.
The Assassination of Mr. Lincoln
Described by Major Rnthbone.
To The Nbw York Herald: Having
read many versions of what actually
took place and what was said at Fold's
Theater, Washington, on the night ol
President Lincoln's assassination 1 think
It might not bo amiss to jive Major H.
R. Hathbone's version of it, he being the
only man In the box with the President.
He heard a pistol report and through
the smo1<o ho * aw a strange man
John Wilkes Booth?whom he instantly
clutched. The stranger dropped his pis
tol and struck at the Major with a dag
ger which he hold In h|s left hand, In
flicting a dangerous wound. At the same
time lie leaped over the rail of the box,
still brandishing tho dagger, and ex
claiming as he went over "Sic semper
tyrannls 1"
In his de?cent his spur caught In an
American flag which draped the ITesi
dent's box, causing him to twist his anklti
aa he alighted on the corner of the stage.
Turning to the audience he murmured
"The South is avenged." J. Amos.
new York, March 23.
Austrian View of Prohibition.
To Thi niw York Herald: May 1
sugge?t that as an offset to the state
ment of Premier Poincart in fuvor of
wine, which you published, you give
equal prominence to the statement ol
Mr. Hainlaclt, the head of the Austrian
Republic, In a recent message to tho
people of tho United States. In which
he sa>.(. among other things:
"I regard the Eighteenth Amendment
to the Federal Constitution of the United
States of America as one of the greatest
and most far reaching pieces of legisla
tion ever enacted by any nation of the
civilised world."
?charles U. Manierrc.
new york, March 23.
Ileal Punishment for Hantlits.
To The N'ew Yoiik Herald: The dally
reports of robberies do not decrease,
notwithstanding Commissioner Kitrlght'i
statement that New York In "the best
governed city under the sun."
To improve conditions the first rcqui
site Is that crime and politics must part
company. If a thief Is . nt toffln* sin*
for five or ten years he should stay
there and the term should rot l>e re
ducod to a few months, us has been so
often done. otisex,
New York, March 23.
MI??onrl C i?l?' I'riiRrcs*.
I'roni the Amnrtt bcKltr,
The town of Amoret Is till lmi>rovln?.
Wo nnu linvp n Jewtlry man anil a dentist
who It here only rrrfsln day* of the week.
On the *?ndn.
Time?Mow on earth rnn t make the tool
print* .iiot iti<> tsly"h"? ?e? tinteiefcf t?
Homeric in Late; Three Days in Storm
Senator Owen of Oklahoma and H. G. Selfridge, Lon-1
don Merchant, Among Passengers.
Thro, days o( J "J,".
from Cherbourg l>??nl(0111 Peking
White Star l'ncr1Ho'"eurt She arrived In
here on N\ edno8t\".yV,^" daV night, av
Quarantine on W edinesd - M
erasing 18.32 knots on t!&y morn.
at her pier too s . dilatory folk
ing for a large number or ouawrjr ^
who had ,n^n^onP^uju business men
the voyageis. pil88enger? wae
among her Jit first ciaa h ^ blg
H. Cordon He.l^J^ 'Btore ruu on the
London department stora^ aUh0Ugh
American plan. ^ f , business
England was Buffering; ir re
Aepresslon. conditions wuc
turning to normal. letup 'n
Mr. Selfridge ^^Vuslnesses that
Government operatic I ncjividuals as
he said should be| r. ;i ' prosperity,
one means of bill>h ? tion is rarely
"That K^vernmental operation lhl,
made to pay." he said, is ?hown >q ^
G'asgow tramway ? Oovernment op
lustratc the p"leirt, running in arrears
eratlon. Tney ir ,,Pti by the Olan
n." rt-rio-t IS supp?wU1 KO
cow treaaury. M^' . vlptt friends
,o his old home ID Chicago. ln
in California and return to ^
tihout six we ,;M Alitor and rar*
R. V. Biume"^, awho wm
owner of ^'V^p^LifridRe while here,
be the guest of ? ? ^ably would re
paid Lloyd George piotrnW^ t0 the
sign, turning over would
TorU-s for n the leader of an
return to power as
ootlnc '"''"JSWrlW. ?"'! ?*?
insurance to tneir - enterprise was
SStiMilU?? ?"??" ??M
abroad since 1 0>rui? hut refused
would vote for 0B the bonus.
to talk about M rvrofesBor of ?con*
Timothy A. Smiddy. profejwot * ??ea
omy In l'1? Vt^Vo5| Eireann until the
to represent trie l'b.m TY-}*h
election of a succcsso- by ft. M***.
SgoJth of Ireland would unite.
"other arrivals were Archibald Roose
veft who has been in Europe for^the
Sinclair 011. VjVut-Col. Ma?
nnd Mrs. Artnur PIa,t Mr. and Mrs.
Si;c^?Vo^-.I:NAnSi
grsssr. i?
the United States.
INDEPENDENTS TO GIVE BALL.
Artist. Now Glvtn* Most Attention j
to Clothe*.
The question Of clothes is con^rnin*!
the independent painters themselves this
The Flower of Memory.
I wandered down the lane of
Seeking to pluck some flower that ,
v might keep.
Before dim recollection fell asleep
And would no more reveal the past to .
There were eo many blossoms, such a
Of color seemed to billow and to
About* m? that I scarce knew what to
Or what to leave In dim obscurity.
I paused a moment, suddenly I Unew
^ was as one v?ho searching, finds the
ToUsomc lost paradise; I quite for
The other flowers of other
I onlv saw your wondrous eyes of blue
Smile up at me and say ' forgct-me
EUSAJITH Scot, LAUD.
Growing Umbrella Handles. |
Takes Three Year* to Produce a;
Ciiood Stick.
from the London Daily iloil.
Because about nine out of every ten
purchasers of umfbrellas are influenced
more by the stick than the cover the
cultivation of fancy sticks on a largo
scale Is necessary.
Many of the so-called "dandy" um
brella sticks are grown In France.
There this form of horticulture has been <
reduced to a science.
The growing, of umbrella and walk
ing sticks Is a alow and tedious busi
ness. The average itlme taken to grow
a good stick Is three years.
At the end of the first year instead of i
being encouraged to grow the young
trees arfi out down quite short. This
causes them to throw out new shoot*
around the bottom of the stalk with
Just a tuft or plume at the top.
The bark on the sprout* is now cut
and the wood is carved and twisted into
all manner of fancy shapes and secured
by meanB of flexible bands or cords.
Unless the utmost caro is exercised
in cutting the stick Just sufficiently to
allow the sap to flow into the wounds
freely the tree dies instead of the wood
swelling and enlarging the design.
Tho shapes into which the pliable
shoots are trained are either In the
form of circles, squares, oblongs, figure
eights or the old shepherd's crooks.
Every month for tftree years different
sections of the fancy stick plantation
are examined and the sticks ready for
cutting are chalk marked.
After cutting each etlck is dried care
fully In the sun and then steamed In a
vapor bath untlf It la soft and pllsble.
After the sticks are peeled they arc
measured and cut to uniform lengths.
Any Wt of extra carving necessary Is
then dofic and the sticks are cleaned
and ready for export.
To Inaure an even number of stick*
bring available each year fresh trees
arc planted as the old ones are cut
down.
The young shoot* are aet out in much
the ssnie wny as arc plum, apple and
poach (Wes. Indued, It la only after
(he drastic pruning which takes place
at the end of the first year that one
realises that they are not fruit trees
but umbrella handle trees.
The kinds of wood which lend them
reives best to the umbrella handle
maker's art are maple, birch, cheatnut
and ash
Nri*hhorllnr?? in Florida,
from the Pnnta Oarrln ffercM,
The men of Holann responded nobly to the
"cause of thi needy." Illness eamn to the
homo of Mr. Sumnvrvlllc and J. if. Bf.it,
I'ixle highway. Th'ft *"? the garden truck
and fruit urgently In n->ed of attention. Be
sides thero was th' fare .if the two mm
confined to their bed*, belfries*. The men
of P<M?nn wstwnteered to relievo tl:>- altua
tl"'i and BTordlnsly limt Monday twenty ar
rived at the Melt home and preceded to
restore ordar. They picked nnd narked
fruit and vegetables, cultivated and sprayed
'ant ttitngs *enefl?H>r
week far more than that ot nudes and
nudity. The reaeon is that the annual
prismatic costume ball is to be given
by the Society of Independent Artists
this evening In the Waldorf*Astoria.
One of the unique costumes will be
that of Nat C. Smolln. who will go rep*
resenting "Old and New Art." His cos
tume will be made up of forty squares
of white satin upon which pictures have
been painted by forty artists, among
ihem directors and exhibitors of tne ln
dependente. Miss Clara Tice has an
nounced that she will go as a Degas
ballet' girl and Miss Katharine Grldley
will be there as a Montmartre type of
Toulou.se-Lautrec. Miss Olive Lees will
represent the profession in a costume
made of a couch cover, with u pallette
for bodice and a lie<i<|dresa made of
paint brushes. Koniauy Mario will oe
"Rumanian Ait" and William Zorach
"Russian Art." Jean Paul Slusaer will
be there as a "Ncirly Suppressed Nude."
Miss Lillian Robbing will impersonate
a "Portrait of a Woman." by Rubens;
Misa Florence Davey a "Portrait of a
Lady," by Gainsborough; Mrs. Paul
Bartlett a portrait by Reynolds, an 1
I.eander Leltner a "Portrait of a Span*
ish Gentleman," by Velasquez.
BLUMENTHAI PORTRAIT SHOWN
Copies to Be Placed in All Free
Sons of Israel Lodges.
A lil'e-alzed portrait of * Benjamin
Blumenthol. who died last Augubt after
having served the Independent Order
Free Sons of Israel for 50 years as
United States delegate at large and
grand treasurer, -was unveiled last night
at Jlorton Hall, 110 East 125th street.
A copy of the portrait will be nlaced
In the rotfms of each of the eighty-two
subordinate lodges In the United States.
Maurice B. Blumenthol, former deputy
attorney-genera 1 and the eldest son of
Mr. Blumenthal. accepted the portrait
In behalf of the family. Among those
present were M. 8amuel Stern of tho
Board of Education, Magistrate Raphael
Tobias. Herman Stiefel, a.?sl8tant cor
poration counsel; Henry M. GoldPorle,
president of the Tax Board; Julius Mil
ler, president of Manhattan, and Leo
pold Zlmmermann.
BELGIAN LIEUTENANT
KILLED BY GERMANS
Brussels, March 23.?A Belgian lieu
tenant In uniform was shot several times
and killed to-day by four young civilians
while riding in a tramway car between
Ruhrort and Walsum. In the occupied
urea near Duessaldorf.
A German police officer was Hilled In
the same vicinity yesterday by a Bel
gian gendarme and the Belgian authori
ties believe tho murder of the lieutenant
was an act of reprisal.
Like a Woman in Terror.
Scream* of a MomiUin Lion Heard
by Hoiieymooners In Camp.
To The New York Hicralp: Several
years ago, while on our honeymoon, my
husband and I camped on the eastern
slope of the Rockies some distance north
of Denver. We were without shelter,
sleeping on the ground with a small tVra
for company. Our camp was situated on
one side of a ravin*, the opposite eido
being e?me 300 yard* away.
One night soon after dark I was star
tled by a woman's scream. As the sound
continued it increased In Intensity, then
quieting down It was unmistakably the
cry of an animal. Accompanying it were
several sharp barks, and we concluded
that this lone animal was followed by
two coyotes, and having given his blood
curdling warning had continued peace
fully on- We Jumped to cur feet of
course and figured that the meeting took
place juet opposite to us on an old. un
used heavily wooded trail. My husband
being a true out of doors man, his only
emotions were amusement at my terror
and disappointment at being unable to
take home the animal's skin.
1 notice that there Is a difference of
opinion as to the distance the cries of
the mountain lion can be heard. My
husband has several times heard them at
a distance of two miles on still nights.
For years I had read and been told
that a mountain lion * cry was blood
curdling and closely resembled the
scream of a woman in pain and terror.
It is quite true. While I hold this ex
perience as one of the most interesting
of its kind In my life I would not care
to repeat it often. Uiadeji.
White Plains, March 23.
Passing of Irish Estates.
Lough Cuslra Castle I" Galnay
Sow Dismantled.
from the London Mai!.
I^ord Oough. like many another lush
land owner, is leaving Ills home in the
old country. Lough Custru Castle in
County Galway has Iately*toeen disman
tled and its fine old content* disposed ot".
The castle, which stands overlooking
the lough. Is wonderfully picturesque. It
was built for Lord Gort by Nash him
self at a coat of ?40,000 and was pur
chased by the Goughs after the lri?h
famine In tS47. when the viscount of
his day ruined himself in the endeavor
to feed his starving tenantry. The pres
ent home of the Gorts In the We of
Wight, East Cowes Castle, wa- alxo
built by Nash, who designed It for his
own occupatljn.
Another valuable property to go is
glr Hew Hanilltrn Dnlrymple's romantic
home. Luchle, on the ruins of Tantalion
(astlo, which ligures In ??Marmion." The
property, with a flue acreage. Includes
the greater part of North Berwick. Sir
Htw, it Is good to hear. Ui "t h ast not.
rtlllng the Uass Rock In the Firth of
Forth, which Is his
The Tnlh of Spring.
From the hantaa Citu Star.
t walked along the springtime path
Where bated awestneas everywhere,
Like youth that leavens graying years,
Ureathcd tender promise on the air.
I heard a bird with golden noUs
IMlJc summons clear to summer s
choir, is
Soft clouds like ladles' silken scaffs
Trailed out around the distant ?pirc.
A necromancy w idely wrought
Madevmellow music all about,
De?-p throated whistles on the wind
Died like a silver bugle oat.
A festive look the somber earth
Demurely wore for man and maid,
And falling petals crowned the ?"*??
Wheru breese with shining tiessos
ployed.
A hand Invisible but near
Had draped In velvet dell and dune.
And softly from the friendly hedge
Trilled busy Insects' happy croon.
Ma?"0*s t>fl Vkwb NntToM.
Daily Calendar
THE WEATHEK.
For E3ust??rn New York: Fair an?i
warmer to-day; to-morrow cloudy an.'
somewhat colder; moderate to fr?Mh
south shifting to west and riorU*???
wind*.
For New Jersey: Fair and warmr'
to-day; to-morrow cloudy, colder in
north portion; moderate south and
southwest winds, becoming variable.
Kor Northern New Engiund ; Fair an I
?warmer to-day; to-morrow fair anil
slightly colder; moderate south, shifting
to west winds.
i''or Southern New I?ngland; Huir nr.I
warmer to-day; to-morrow fair, sonx *
what colder on the mainland ; moderat
to fresh south, shifting to west winds.
For Western New York: Cloudy to
day and to-morrow, probably becomin
unsettled; warmer to-day, somewhat
colder to-morrow ; moderate south, shift
ing to west winds. ? .
Washington, March 23-?Press'irci
continued hi-sh over the Eas'ern section
of the country to-day, atterde by (fed
erally fair weather. The weathc- be
came warmer east of the M'ss! si p'
River except in Now England and alom
the south Atlantic coast, while colder
weather overspread the Northwest.
Tve Indications are f^r mostlv fui:
weather to-morrow and Saturday in the
Stales east of the Mississippi River,
although there win be considerable
cloudiness with a probability of showers
Saturday in the Ohio Val'ey, Tennessee
and the east Oulf States nnd rain or
snow In portions of the upper laVco
regions.
Warmer weather will prevail to-mor
iw in the Atlantic States, the lows:
'ake region and the upper Ohio Valle?*.
and mild temperature will continue from
the Ohio Valley and the middle Atlantic
States southward Saturday, while some
what colder weather will overspread
the lake region und the north Atlanti.
States to-morrow night or Saturday,
Observations at United Stales Weather Bu
reau stations, taken at 8 P. M. yosterda ,
seventy-fifth meridian tliue:
Temperature Rainfall
last 24 Ins. Daro- last 24
Station*. Rich. 1/5 w. meter. hrs. Weather.
Abilene 84 02 il*.02 .. Clear
Albany -It 10 30.34 .. Clear
Atlantlo Qlty... W is 30.18 CJeai
Haltlmore 53 -28 30.30 .. Clear
Bismarck 34 38 30.3? ,. Cloudy
Huston 40 SO 30.18 .. Clear
Buffalo 10 IS 30.18 .. Clear
Cincinnati.;... 08 .':3 30.20 .. Clem
Charleston 58 14 30.34$ .. Clear
Chicago ?0 38 30.1t> ,. Cleai
Clevuland 52 24 ."JO. 1S .. Cleat
Denver <W 38 20.80 .. Pt. Cldy
Detroit. 52 at ;v>. 14 .. Clear
Galveston 08 04 30.18 .. Cloudy
Helen* 30 JO 30.00 .10 Snow
Jacksonville... 84 50 30.84 .. Clear
Kansas City... 70 56 .. Pt. Clc>
Los Angeles... f?T 50 30.02 .02 CI udy
Milwaukee 54 S3 30.18 .. Clear
New Orleans... 72 52 30.28 .. Cloudy
Oklahoma 78 Wt 20.U8 Clear
Philadelphia.... 50 VO 30.28 .. Cleur
Pittsburgh 52 34 30.1.2 .. Pt. Cldy
Portland, Me... 4: 38 30,18 .. Clear
Portland, Ore.. ?x 40 U0.04 .or. Cloudy
Salt Lake City. ?8 14 10.T.. .. Cloudy
San Antonio... 72 00 30.0H .. Cloudy
Ken Diego VI 5<i .m.oij .. cloudy
San Francisco.. 50 50 30.02 .. Cloudy
Seattle 18 .'18 .10.02 .. Cloudy
Bt. Ixtuls 73 4d .. -Pt. ciity
Ht. i-aui 42 34 :;i>.i4 .. Cloudy
Washington.... 50 21 30..",0 .. Clear
LOCAL, WUATHER RKCORD8.
?t A. M. 8 P. M
Barometer 30.27
Humidity 61 ? 31
Wind?direction N. N.W.
Wind?velocity 10 II
Weather Clear Cleav
Precipitation None None
The temperature In this city yesterday.
reeordeil by the official tliermoinoter, i -
shown In the annexed table:
8 A. M...3U 1 p. M.. .41 0 P. M...1*
!? A. M...S2 2 p. >{.,.40 7 P. M...47
10 A. M...34J :i p. M...48 8 P. M...47
11 A. M.. .18 4 P. !i P. M.. .4 .
13 U -'W 5 P. .M...4A 10 P.M. ..44
1022. 1021. I'.Cl'. 1021
n A. M....82 40 o p. >f
13 M 38 II fl P. M.... 45 ;iv
3 P. M 48 48 li Mid......43
HI ghaut temperature, 541, at 4:30 1'. M.
lowest temperature, 27. at 3 A- >1.
Average temperature, 38.
EVENTS TO-DAY.
TVibM Stephen 8. Wise will leeture on
"The Cracked Class of Kashlon." Town Hal!
123 West Forty-third street, 11 A. M.
Judge Cornelius K. Collins r.nd Dr. Stephen
P. will discuss "Tlio Youth of To
(.ay and Our Responsibility," luncheon of
Women's City Club. Hotel MeAlpin. 12:3''
P. M.
Food fnrum, Teachers' College, 0%'tinhl;
University, 025 West 120th street, 3 P. M.
Dr. Alfred Gundersen, lecture, "Dloeoi.v
ledons," Drooklyn Botanle Garden, labora
tory building, 078 Washington avenue. 4 P. M
Theater Assembly, variety entertainment
and fushlon show. Hotel Astor, 2 P. M
Representative John Q- Tilson of Conneetl
rut vi 111 fperils at a dinner In honor n'
Charles W. Hoyt, Hotel Ambassador, 7:3'>
P. M.
Dutch Treat Club, annual dinner. Delmov
loo's, 7:30 P. M.
Poeiety of Independent Artists, exhibition.
Waldorf-Astoria, all day; prismatic costumv
ball, beginning 8 P. M.
Alfred li. 8mlth will speak on >"The Port
of Nsw York Atithorlty," meeting of Green
wleh Nelehborhnod House Council, Greenwl- i
House, 27 Barrow street. 8 P. M.
T2verett Dean Martin, leeture, "Can Humn
Nature lte Chanted by Organization?" Coop-r
Union, 8 P. M.
Masquerade bs!is of the French Student.*,
Hurw's Point False*. 183d street and South
ern Uoulovard, 8:30 P. M.
Dr. George O'Hunlun. lecture, "lloeplta'
Relief for the I'oor," Arthur H. Murpliy
Association, w'2 Kast Tremont avenue. Tb*
Bron*. 8:30 P. M.
Kdward Ovln<? Tcwne. lecture, "The Phi
losophy of twtus." Wadlelgh High School,
115 stresi ?n>l Seventh av?nue, 8-3ft P. M
Conic P. " k Club of Columbia l!niv?rsitr
ball. Ho 1 Plain. 8:30 P. M.
Society of American Fuklre, annual bar,
Hotel Commodore, 0 P. M.
New York Drowning Boeloty. meeting. Wal
dorf.Astoria, 2 P. M
rv-ntifry Theater Club, meeting, ll"tel Com
mudore, 1:30 T. M.
PUBLIC LECTURES TO-NIGHT.
j MANHATTAN' AND THIS BRONX.
"Trend of the Time*." Arthur f>. lteea. at
New lira Club, ii* I Euat Broadway.
"B>ok of the Hour," Prof. J. O. Carter
Troop. at N. Y. P. L>., Woodatock Branch.
Ea.-l 160th atreet, Tha Bronx
"Uomto nnd Juliet," a dramatic readlnc.
i Mi** Mona Mortan, at Wndl?lfh 1J. S., HTitl
i atre?t, wmt of Seventh avenue.
"1<cula Paateur?Father of Baeterlolofv."
I*rr?l Welnateln, at p. tf. tin. Klgrhty-clghlh
at root and Klrat nvtnua. TTUtatratad,
"(Irl^K' i tVrond Peer Ovnt and fi iM
(llnavlau Kolk Music," Mr*, niiflt I *ennl>nru
Smith, ut P. S. P12, lR"d atroet and Wada
worth avenue.
"Tho Period of tho Great War," Faihc
l'?Hiilel r. Cunnlon, nt P. 3. IT, Knrdhatn
atr."'t and city Islam! avenue. City laland
"Csaeho-Slorakla," Mlaa .tiwphln. llelail,
?t P. S. Anthony and Tftmont nvvisuar,
j The Bronx, llluatrated.
I nnOOKT.YN. QUEENS A.N I) ItfCHMOKll.
"Trend "f tho Time*," Mm, Mary E Lea*.1,
at Buy*' It. P . Marev and Putnam avenuai
i "Playa of tho llour." Mlaa Ada Strrlln?.
at H. P. I?? I'aflflQ Branch, fourth avvmie
; and Parlflo atreet.
"To the Shlnlnji Mountain* and the Hunaet
i-'ea," Gilbert McCtarv. at r. h. Oil, \ an
3|rkl?-n aire*-! near Neck raid. 1 Ituatrn?"?!.
"Tli" Philippine lallind*," Ml** Chrlatin* B
i Ivrf&uvar, at 1". P. W>. Ciilalpn avony* an?'
i I1'refit pond road, RldtceWood llc!(!it.?, L. f.
I llluatrated.
' "The Pyramid*, obelisk* and Templea of
Anclanl Kuypt," William I,. Wlldey, nt P. S.
?JO, Heoerton avenue, Port ltlel ->nml, H. 1
llluatratefl.
MOTHER K AH Til TRK>1 III.K9.
l/n*tn, Mo.. Altiroh 2.1. ? .Selintol
"Oglxta of 8t. Lou la University t< >-d^? >
j riacrlbcri "weak fpota" in the ftrnmnn nt
' a? cauntnjr ol<l mother firtli'Co Irrmble
; III port* or tlx Plates surrminilin* 8,1
IjOuIh lute yratrrJuy. The earth
trumors, ?haklnK homed nnd builtlliiK'
for from twelvo to Hfrhtecn aeoomi''
radiated 150 to 250 miles nou then it warn
from here.
The Aaaoelated P'"*a I* txclnalvdljr rntltl
j Id the itae fjr rrpitMlcr.tlon of uil nuwa <!' -
puMic* rirdltod to It or not otherw:- ?
credited In tlila paper. and aUo tho Ioc*<
n*w. publUlii 'I le re in.
At? rl-r'i' i <>f (???nuUHeallon of tpeelal 4|?

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