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Federal Department of Justice aa*d the Federal Trade Commission are at odds with regard to the merg of the Lackawanna Steel Com pany with the Bethlehem Steel Com pany and similarly at odds with re g*M to the merging of the Inland Steel and the Republic Iron and Steel companies with the Midvale Steel Company. ...In both of these cases the Depart ment of Justice has expressed the opinion that these mergers would not j ?folate the Sherman anti-trust law oifthe Clayton act and the Webb act. On Jane 5 the Federal Trade Com mission reported it had reason to believe that the proposed merger of tjie Lackawanna Steel Company and Bethlehem Steel Company was in violation of the Federal Trade Com mission law. Again on August 311 tne Federal Trade Commission re-' jWHed that it had reason to believe that the proposed merger of the In- j land Steel and the Republic Iron and Steel companies with the Midvale! Steel Company was in violation of tjf# Federal Trade Commission law. ?"With the Government divided against itself in respect of its regu latory powers over business the op -PO^unity for industrial and business development in America is not what it should be, and is not comparable, to that in other first rate countries. 1 'ftis the duty of the Government to help in the development of industries and business to the extent it may do j so without injustice to the people. TUe Federal Trade Commission, look- j ing at the matter In its way, may i have found some technical reason for ita stand with regard to these mer gers and In opposition to the opinion of'the Department of Justice. iJut there is a good deal bigger Isdfte involved in this matter than that of a difference of opinion be tween the two Federal departments, or even that of a microscopic techni cal reason for ruling against the con solidation of the properties. The bigger reason is the practical ques tion Involved, which is this: The country already has a very large steel corporation, enormously larger than the enlarged Bethlehem company would be, and enormously larger I thhn the enlarged Midvale company would be. If there were no larger steel com- i patty than either of these companies it might become a question with the Government as to whether it should favor giant steel corporations. But since the country already has a giant steel corporation this question can no longer obtain. And since the . giant corporation, by reason of Its alee and many Industrial plants, and ' large ore holdings and own transpor tation lines, can produce and deliver ! steel to various sections of the coun-' try at a lower cost than smaller con c0yns with only one or two produc-' ing plants can make similar deltv- j cries, it is clear that the smaller com-1 Wtnles are not capable of competing , with the giant company on the same margin of net profit. If this is true, and it undoubtedly I*, the various smaller steel produc ing concerns cannot prosper in com petition with the United States Steel Corporation when ft is working on a right or fairly dose margin of profit. The converse of this is equally that if the smaller steel produc-' ing concerns are making a good margin of profit In competition the Uaited States Steel Corporation, charging the same prices, is making j more than a handsome margin of Pflpftt. Moreover. Isn't It true that In dull Mmes the big concern, if it chose to do so, could starve the smaller con cerns by reducing the selling price ofVlts products to practically a cost But the United States Steel poratlon, under the wise and .. guidance of Judge Oast, has iflWer taken this advantage over the mailer concerns. It has been his >4ley to give the smaller producers l chance to live and develop In capi ?1 and In strength. But the pur uft of this policy, while kindly and ofjts miMa? Cftpor *l}m g considerate on the -part of the big corporation, has clearly held prices higher than was strictly necessary for the big corporation to make a good margin of profit. In this situation isn't the con solidation of the smaller companies into large enough concerns to com pete with the big concern wholly in the interest of the American People? And if it is in the in terest of the American people and if1 there is any technical reason in the present laws why these consolida tions should not go through, the laws would better be so amended as to permit of mergers, or anything else, that works to the general good of the citizenship of the country. Indeed the merging of steel prop erties, up to the point at which in combination they do not so overtop the United States Steel Corporation as to place it at the same disadvan tage now obtaining with the smaller companies, is in the interest of the public, not a menace. One Law for All. The politicians of the American ederation of Labor are now seek ing amendment of the Constitution of the Inited States to protect what they call "the rights of labor." They want to have the Constitution pro hibit the issuance of injunctions re straining the violence of strikers and extending the protection of the courts to property and persons menaced in industrial disputes. These trade union politicians aim to have the Government of the t nited States made powerless to safeguard passengers on railroad trains against attacks by train wreckers; powerless to assure a man who wants to work that he may do ! so free from interference from men I who don't want him to work and in- J sist that he shall not work. The trade union politicians want to establish themselves as a privi-! jeged class, a class recognized by the Constitution as immune from the or- j dinary processes of the law and im- i mune from prosecution for acts which if committed by others would be crimes. They seek legal authori zation to engage in what are now un lawful conspiracies without becoming liable to the punishment provided by jaw for those who engage in unlaw- I ful conspiracies. They urge that to them and not to judicial officers shall be given the power to say when kill ing human beings is not murder. What this means the country earned from the massacre in Will-j lamson county. Illinois, where trade ' unionists put themselves above the law and committed in cold blood the murder of twenty men whose only offense was that they wanted to work. What the trade union politi- j cians ask for in effect is that such i deeds as the Herrin massacre shall! be regarded as something else than murder. To say that Labor?meaning the1 great mass of the people of the L nited States engaged in gainful calling?wants such a privileged class created as that which the trades ! union politicians want is to defy common sense and common knowl- J edge. The vast majority of working! people in the United States do not want to have a privileged class ere-1 ated. The average member of a trade union does not want to have such a privileged class created. The aver age trade unionist is American in jm ideals. American in his sense of fair play, American in his belief of one law for all. The Americans who i are not in trade unions certainly do not want such a class created. Only the trade union politicians seek the division of American citi zffis into two classes, one composed of those who would be expected to live in obedience to the law the other made up of those who would be immune from the application of the same law. j Trade union politicians are numer ically negligible in the population. They are organized effectively for self-advertisement and personal ad vancement. They have some dupes But the overwhelming majority of Americans is not deluded by them and will recognize the scheme to amend the Constitution for what it Is: a purpose not to safeguard human rights but to subordinate all liberty to the autocratic dictates of Irresponsible trade union politicians Standing Timber Insurance. At the recent convention of State insurance commissioners at Swamp scott, Massachusetts, Thomas B. Donaldson of Pennsylvania sug gested the issuing of policies cover ing tracts of standing timber. He admitted that such insurance would be a distinct innovation, but he thought some of the stronger com panies might be disposed to risk a few thousands of dollars in making the experiment. If insurance would help in any de-; gree in the protection of forests from Are it would be a national blessing as well as a private advantage. That a large proportion, indeed the vast majority, of all the forest fires are unnecessary and the result of ignorance or heedlessness is not questioned. P. H. Wilbour, the Rhode Island Commissioner, made the statement that more than a thou sand forest fires are started every year by automobile tourists on their way across the continent. Their camp fires left unextinguished, their carelessly dropped matches, their cigar and cigarette butts cast aside are causes of widespread. Inexcusable damage to property. Mr. WflUMtm characterized the statistics of the needless destruction of timber by Are as appalling. But the waste does not stop with either unnecessary forest Arcs or un scientific timber cutting. The De , partment of Agriculture estimates that only 30 per cent, of the wood cut down in forests reaches the form of seasoned, hnplaned lumber. Fur thermore, the department asserts that from 10 to 25 per cent, of the lumber itself is lost in the process of manu facture and that much of this loss is preventable. Altogether the pic ture drawn of the methods pursued in our timber and lumber industries does not reflect credit on American efficiency. If insurance regulations can lessen the waste it is to be hoped some company will make the experi ment of issuing policies covering standing timber. Hylan in the Right Spirit. The new State Fuel Administra tor, Mr. Woodw, gave out some cheering information the other day after he came from an official call on Mayor Hylan. "I found the Mayor exceedingly cordial," he said, "and most responsive in regard to supporting my administration. There Is no doubt that there is complete cooperation between us." This is good news indeed, and The New York Herald offers its congratulations to both the Admin istrator and the Mayor. It is en couraging to find Mr. Htlan ready to cooperate with an official whose authority was created by a Republi can Legislature and whose appoint ment was made by a Republican Governor. The Mayor is showing the right .spirit. May the city not hope that the Mayor, who must realize that the transportation emergency is a mat ter as serious as the coal emergency, will soon extend to the Transit Com mission the same hearty cooperation which he has offered to the Fuel Administrator? International Police Work. Police officials from Europe, South America and Canada are to be pres ent at the annual meeting of the National Police Conference when its sessions begin on Monday. In the 1 nited States, where the convention idea is applied universally, business men and others have learned that I conventions often result in nothing t more than an outing and an exchange of Ideas which they might Just as well have found in their trade jour nals. This police conference has the Opportunity to effect more than an interchange of opinions; it should effect a better correlation of inter national police functions. It is for that purpose primarily that the foreign delegates have been invited to attend. One of the most important subjects to come up is the pursuit of criminals In countries other than that in which their crimes were committed. Before inventive genius drew the continents closer together the con ference could not have approached that particular problem with any thing like the aids to effective pro cedure that are now available. Cable and wireless communication, finger prints and Bertillon measurements, the promise of transmitting photo graphs successfully by wireless, are all useful in the work of capturing and Identifying lawbreakers. One thing the conference will not accomplish. In its consideration of traffic problems it will not make New York and London drive on the same side of the street. American Plays in Paris. hive plays of American authorship have been selected by the Drama League for production at the Od^on Theater in Paris in order that the rench nation may learn something' of the present state of the play wright's art in the United States Firm in Gemier will present them on this historic stage. Perhaps no bet tor selections could have been made in view of the conditions imposed by the Drama League, but one wonders for example, what the French play goer will think of Eugene O'Neili. 8 Anna Christie," which won the Pulitzer prize last season. Arthur Hopkins presented in New York this study of a sailor's love for a woman who had come from the streets. In 1 the end the sailor marries the woman and Mr. O'Nfhu/s admirers have accused him of sacrificing too much of probability for the sake of the happy ending. The play had a long run here, but in Chicago the public entirely re fused to Interest Itself in the study of the Influence of the sea on the lives of those who follow it. Will the French audience take seriously the mental struggles of the seafarer as to the Justification of such a mar riage as his? Will French psychology appreciate the Importance of the cere mony under the conditions presented in the play? In "The Hairy Ape" Paris will have no questions of sex to reconcile with its own special views of life, since the concern of this man of brawn and hulk are with social rather than do mestic topics. The French will at! least have the opportunity to observe how easily a foreign nation can ac-1 cept so novel an art form as the impressionistic play which came to our stage from Germany. France is not without its own examples of this school. William Vaughn Moody's "The Great Divide." with its fine first act, is certain to command literary re spect even If its evolution takes a familiar turn. If any part of the light worldllness of Lanodon Mrrcw. mi/a play "The New York Idea" Is reproduced In the translation there will be sufficient evidence that the American theater is not altogether without the graces of more or less high comedy. But "The New York Idea" is, like "Kindling" by Chabl'es Kenton, no longer to be regarded as a new example of the art of our thea ter. "Kindling" Is realistic In spirit, although it does deal with a wholly human emotion. These five plays are well chosen even if "The Great Divide" and "The New York Idea" have put sixteen years to their credit and "Kindling is but a little more modern. It may be that they are supposed to possess historic interest for the French. Bernadotte's Tragedy. Bernadotte is a Western Illinois village on the banks of the Spoon River, that stream made Immortal by Edgar Lee Masters. The popula tion is about 100. The residents get, their mail and their freight at Ipava, which Is five miles south. Until last week Bernadotte was very interesting for the things it lacked. It had no railroad, no post office, no motor cars, no telephones. It lay asleep in the heart of Fulton county, far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife. Then a fiend came in the shape of a location man in the motion picture business. Every oldster who was brought up in the country can imagine what this snooping devil saw: the main street and the cross road; the store with the leisurely proprietor and the veteran loungers; a dog asleep in the clean warm dust of the street; j two lines of old white houses set nicely apart, each with its wealth of hollyhocks, sweet Williams and dahlias; elderly ladies rocking on verandas and crocheting; elderly men going slowly but surely about the business of life. And of course a boy or two, perhaps picking apples but certainly barefoot. And plenty of silence except for the gentle moan of the grist mill. Most city strangers would have gazed reverently and then tiptoed out of Paradise; but the location man hustled over to the nearest town where there was a telephone and sent word to his master that he had found the swellest "set" for a screen play that ever was. So now Bernadotte is beset with motor cars and motion picture men. The ladies no longer dare to go to the store in calico dress and poke bonnet. The dog will sleep In the yellow dust at his peril. The small boy will hear the whispers of an outer and maybe tempting world. Motion picture men will rule Berna dotte whenever they want the back ground for a rural play. Tourists will buzz through the street and goad the storekeeper into selling gasoline. An enterprising spinster from Springfield will start Ye Olde' Tea Shoppe. The tragedy of Bernadotte is al most as terrible as that of the vil lage in Kipling's "Letting In the Jungle.'' In that case, however, the village had sinned, while Bernadotte is innocent. It will be overwhelmed in the modern jungle of telephone , wires, trolley tracks, motor tire dis plays, phonograph concerts, radio J antenna?, fox trotting, bridge whist parties and income tax reports. Some day some scoundrel will sell j ice cream cones on the summit of, Mount Everest. Torpedo fuses and other war muni tions valued at several thousand dol lars and destined for Great Britain wpre stolen from a lighter In the North River yesterday "and the police are puzzled as to what the thieves ex pected to do with them. Stolen fuses would appear to be about the most unsalable thing in the world. Mississippi is to be commiserated for letting Williams out of the United States Senate and congratu lated on keeping Vardaman out. Mr. WooniN, the Fuel Administrator, says that llghtless nights are not an imminent possibility If all hands are economical at all times in the use of gas and electricity. The trouble Is that a good many persons will bum all the lights they want, depending on the 7)1 her fellows to save. If this happens Mr. Woodin may be forced for the good of all to exercise part of his broad repressive powers. It Is reported that King Constan t-ink of Greece will abdicate. He knows from experience what it is to be sep arated from his throne. If he retires again he may he moved to write a brochure on his interlude of rulershlp. A woman who quit a rich husband to become the bride of a struggling artist has made affidavit to her love for her new helpmeet. One marriage vow was not strong enough to hold her; the affidavit may prove no more potent. It will please tourists who travel by motor car to learn that tne Post Office Department has issued an order that all post offices shall be distinguished by conspicuous blgns bearing the words "Post Office" and, except In large cities, the name of the town and the State. The annoyance experi enced by travelers who have Intelli gent curiosity as to their whereabouts but who hesitate to put to strangers any except imperative questions will thus be modified. Goldenrod. How gracefully these glowing fronds of gold Wave In the wistful winds; each blos som bends And with the frlngf-d purple aster blends In rnysJ coloring; rich fold on fold Over the autumn hills Is now outrolled Though sere the heights and brown, these two firm friends Climb hand In hand and make their bright amends To lands which else had barren been and cold. Gain lurks In every loss; when summer flees A crimson banner hangs upon the trees, And as the sunlight fades we hear again The mystic murmur of the falling rain ; Earth ever harbors beauty ; winter's breath But echoes April's song, "There is no death !" Emsabrth Scolt,ard. "Different Than." -Meredith Nicholson Disturbed by the Spread ot the Phrase. To The New York Herald : May I invoke your aid and that of your read | ers in a matter affecting the dignity and decency of English speech? Within a few years the abominable , phrase "different than" has spread through the country like a pestilence. In my own Indiana, where the wells of English undeflled are Jealously guarded, the infection has awakened general alarm. It was never In our Hoosler dialect; our Scotch-Irish ancestors didn'.t bring it to the Wabash. I believe It is comparatively new In England, where "different to" has struggled for years to establish Its respectability. There is no direct contact between England and In diana, but "different than" may be sneaking In by way of Ireland. Or per haps the rum runners are bringing It down from Canada. I am positive that I never heard this phrase on my own soil until five years ago; but now It may be heard daily. College graduates are not immune; I have heard school teachers use it. I lately heard it employed by an alumnus of Yale, a fact which I drop carelessly on the New Haven campus, as though It were a deceased cat. in the hope that Its fragrance may penetrate the nostrils of Dean Cross, Bill Phelps, Hank Canby or some other valiant son of Eli who is charged with the defense of Ameri can civilisation. Dr. Demarchus Brown, Indiana's schol arly State Librarian, supports my belief that this monstrosity is of very recent adoption along the Wabash, White and Tippecanoe. He tells me that Utter of Amherst and Woolley of the University of Wisconsin have already put on their war paint to fight "different than." I have no wish to raise the old question of why English isn't taught In our schools and colleges. We know It ain't, and perhaps there's no reason why It should be. And besides, not so long ago I printed a playful little piece in a respectable mRgazine suggesting that the teaching of grammar be suspended entirely and our language taught wholly by example. The examples might even be taken ex clusively from Hoosler literature. As & punishment for my temerariousnese I re ceived three anonymous letters calling attention to a hideous bull In my article. Bo I am not throwing bricks at school mistresses or schoolmasters; I am merely warning aeainst the "differed than" evil, which, like the increasing difficulty our people experience in han dling personal pronouns, is causing in expressible anguish in the camp of that peevish remnant who prefer good speech to bad. It is with the deepest humility that I confess that even in Indiana a great many of the folks persist In saying that "he gave It to mother and I." But "dif ferent than," I submit. Is an even more frightful frightfulness. Meredith Nicholson. Indianapolis, September 7. The Daugherty Injunction. Labor Unions Assured of Jnst Treat ment In the Conrts. To The New York Herald: The ab surd and hysterical demand for the ltn pesehment of Attorney-General Daugh erty is either the result of a wild and guilty panic among those who now con trol the unions or else it is the last word In the Insolently dictatorial attitude of Samuel Gompers and his associates to ward the Government and people of the lTnlted States. In either case It Is with out warrant or excuse. If the injunction complained of Is un just or lmprovidently granted it can bo speedily set aside upon a proper showing before the courts. This is done every day To decide such and other ques tions of law Is what we have courts for In this country. There lies the proper and adequate remedy. If upon a full hearing of the cause It la shown that the labor unions have heen guilty of con spiracy In restraint of trade they will get what Is coming to them.. If they nre Innocent they have nothing to fear. But whether the position of Mr. Daugherty and the Government be well taken or erroneous, it is sheer nonsense to talk of Impeaching him for the per formance of an act which Is clearly within the province and dutlea of his office. It is to be earnestly hoped that he and the Administration will stand pat and not permit themselves to he In timidated. There Is a big silent element In the country solidly behind them, who want a showdown on this thing. It la high time that we, the people of the United States, find out once for all who Is the supreme power In this land?Sam Gompers or Uncle Sam. Georqe Westkrvelt. New York, September 8. A Lunar Lady Also. Her TMacoTery Reported by a (Sarer at, the Harvest Moon. ij>0 the New York Herald : The rap tures of Charles Nevers Holmes over the beauties of the harvest moon are in no way exaggerated. While enjoying them with the aid of a field glass the other evening I discovered the woman In tha moon?ths man Is an old friend. It la an almost perfect profile, head and neck only, facing the north, leaning backward and gar.lng upward as the moon rises above the eastern htlli. | To me the handsome, healthy face, crowned with abundant hair, la very clear and distinct. I wonder If others have noticed her. W. J. Woods. Trot, September 8. Mor?i Celebrities. To The New York Herald: I append p few more celebrities as they occur to me offhand: John Barleycorn John of All Trades John Cheap John the Giant Killer John Lumber John Walker John Spratt Tohn Home r John L. Sullivan John of Hearts John 0'-L.antern. John Steeple John F. Hyia" John John,?" New York, September 8. H. The Old St. NIcholH* Hotel. To The New Y'ork Herald : In what year was the old St. Nicholas Hotel opened? What was Its street number on Broadway? When did It close? Did any part of It show on the street or was the entire front ? row of stores? St. Nicholas. Sbabrioht, N. J.. September 8. Straw Vote on Health. from th? Vork flattltt and Dolly. Andrew Fallner. the tanner. Just to see what would happen, made It a point t? go to Penn Common and to ask every man whom he knew how he felt. He asked the question of twenty-seven men. Twenty-five of them declared they did not feel very well. The other two, who felt all right, ware a pollecman and a distillery watchman. Divine Healing Before Episcopalians Memorial to House of Deputies Urges Full Sanction for Practice. Special Dispatch to Tub N'bw Yosk Hsrald. Portland, Ore., Sept. 8.?The prac tice of faith ?healing, branded by the Churchman recently as a device to ward off defections of members of the Epis copal Church to the Chrlstlari Science Church, was brought before the House of Deputies of the Episcopal triennial convention here to-day in a memorial urging Its full restoration to churoh sanction. Opinion about the lobby indi cates that there is a strong group in support of It. The memorial from the Province of the Pacific was presented this morning by the Rev. J. Wilbur tiresham of San Francisco and was referred to the Com mittee on Divine Healing, of which Bishop W. T. Manning of New York is a member. Bishop Manning intimated before the convention that the report of his com mittee will favor the practice. The controversy developed some two years ago when James Moore Hlckson, a layman, was appearing in Episcopal churches throughout the United States practicing healing after the apostolic manner. Criticism of his methods was aroused, but he gained a strong faction of supporters. Among the churches at which Mr. Hlckson appeared was Trinity Church, New York, of which Bishop Manning was then rector. Mr. Hlckson was ex pected in Portland for this convention, but was summoned to Australia on his healing activities. The Churchman, regarded as the offi cial organ of the Churoh, In Its editorial attacking the practices of Mr. Hlckson said: "It would bo an almost irreparable calamity If the Episcopal Church should be stampeded into Indorsing without reservation work like Mr. Hlckson's merely to prevent defections to Chris tian Science. Better far lose thousands to Mrs. Eddy's church than to assume the liability of Mrs. Eddy's medical and religious heresies.'* The Churchman denied that it had ever been established that Dr. Hlckson had cured organic diseases by divine healing. Bishop Manning, on the other hand, declares that Hlckson's work is based entirely upon the first principles of the i Christian religion. The memorial pre served this morning asserted that the power of divine healing exists in Christ's representatives in the church, and that It has never been lost and urges the adoption of five principles of divine healing. "In view of the fact that our ixira commanded His disciples not only to preach the Gospel." says the memorial, "but also to heal the sick and that powers to exercise that ministry, while Everyday Poetry. Each least thing has a rhythm of its own? The gray leaf dropping from the pop lar tree, The little slavey mopping busily. The weed in some neglected back yard grown, The top a child spins on the pavement's stone, The pushcart rolling through the dust and grime That chokes the city In the summer's prime, The distant train's low, chugging mono tone. One does not want knowledge bred of books To savor all the haunting charm of these? One only needs to love the vagaries Of all the crowded city's varied nooks To find each hour along the common way The lyric poetry of every day! Charlotte Becker. Briquettes Saved Coal. Experiments In Their Use Along With Anthracite. To The New Tork Herald: The an thracite burning public Is deeply Inter ested at the present time In ways and means to obtain the utmost heating value out of every pound of domestic fuel. During the last two years I have ex perimented with mixtures of domestic anthracite, egg and stove stxe, and an thracite briquettes, or boulets, with re sults that, I must assume, are of uni versal Interest at this time. In brief, while briquettes, burned alone, require a certain amount of at tention and knowledge to realise their heat making capacity to the full extent and to prevent their too rapid combus tion, a 25 or 50 per cent, admixture of briquettes to anthracite In the above sixes lengthens the life of the coal pile In the cellar about one-third. With my furnace and equipment two tons of the mixture?50 per cent, egg coal. 50 per cent, boulets?did the work of three tons of egg coal. The reason Is simple. Briquettes, or boulets, both because of their structure and the high heat value Ingredients used as binding medium, burn with higher temperature than coal and with greater radiant energy. This high temperature serves to prevent cold spots In the lire and causes an almost complete comnus tlon of the anthracite lumps, a condi tion not heretofore realised. Where the analysis of household ash from anthracite fires frequently reveals from 30 to 40 per cent, of unconsumed coal, the burning of the mixture gave an ash showing about 15 per cent, less of unconsumed matter. Briquettes, or boulets, are generally cheaper than coal?$3 a ton on the aver age?so the procedure above outlined means a real saving. There Is some slight ignition smoke In tlvfe lower priced hrlquettes, which is of little moment and readily taken care of. The higher priced product la smokeless. .Sometimes fine ash accumulates on the grates, choking off the bars, but the i>arest movement of the shaker?not a thorough shaktnE as generally understood?is a sufficient remedy. I hold no brief for sny one briquette manufacturer. In the Industry as a whole reclaiming a waste and becoming steadily a factor In cheapening Amerl- j can household fuel I confess a great In terest and a hope that encouragement from the public ta under way. Thers are plants brlquettlng anthracite culm located at Dansford, Pennsylvania; Ly- I kens. Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New j Jersey. Their combined capacity Is well over 1,000 tons a daje?probably 2,000 torn? a day If worked on three shifts. Practically any dealer ahould be able to I supply briquettes after the resumption of j mining. The production of briquettes, anthra- j cite, bituminous and oil carbon, for the j United States reached Its peak In 1320. ' periodically neglected in the history of the church, have never been surrenderd or lost, and in vle% of tha further fact that this ministry Under various forms is receiving new impulse and meaning at the present time, with vast possibili ties for the enrichment of the life of the church: this committee hereby memorializes the general convention to the end that the healing ministry in the church be duly safeguarded on the one hand and reverently conserved on the other, thus restoring Christian healing to its ancient and rightful place In the faith and practice of tho church." The following five principles the con vention is asked to adopt: 1. That all healing, whether of body, mind or spirit. Is divine in its character and ts the resultant of the lifegivtng spirit of God. 2. That distinctively Christian heal ing is the manifestation of that life through Christ. 3. That this life may operate In directly through the healing agencies revealed to man in the science of material medicine and surgery, or directly in responee to prayer and faith. 4. That these agencies are comple mentary in their nature. 6. That Jesus Christ is the medium of contact with that healing and re deeming life, forgiving the sin and healing the infirmity of believers. The two houses of the convention com pleted their routine of organization and the receiving of resolutions and me morials this morning and will hold dally Joint sessions from now on, dealing with subjects of general church policy. Reports of the budget and plan com mittee and the triennial report of the presiding bishop were received to-day. Consideration of revision of the Book of Common Prayer was made a special order of business for to-morrow to come up as soon as routine business is cleared. The most discussed point in the pray er book revision report is the provision to eliminate from the marriage vows tho bride's promise to obey and the groom's endowment of the bride with all his earthly goods. The new proposal makes the vows of bride and groom Identical. An awkward situation has arisen through the report of the resignation of Bishop Robert t?. Paddock of the mis sionary diocese of eastern Oregon. A report from official sources at noon yes terday that the resignation had been ac cepted was followed four hours later j with a correction and an official an- ! nouncement that the resignation had been received, but had been turned over | to a committee of three bishops for con- 1 sideratton and report. There la a division of opinion In the church on the resignation. Church offi cials appear likely to come In for severe criticism from ore faction or another, no matter how the question is decided, and heneo arc proceeding with caution and making every effort to avoid in creasing the awkwardness. when 570,000 tons were produced. Far more than that will be manufactured! this season. Once the economy of ad mixing briquettes to coal is understood the public's fuel bill will be enormously decreased and the fuel Industry ltseif will be on a more stable -basis. A. l>. Still man. New York, September 8. Recalling a Letter. The Post Office Department Tells | How It Maj Be Done. From a Pout Office Department bulletin. Have you ever written a letter, mailed it in a corner box or in your local post oflico and then changed your mind? Have you ever lain awalce all night wishing yon had the letter back again and thinking that,, having once mailed it, there was no chance of recalling it? If you havo had such an experience don't let it worry you in the future, for under the postal laws and regulations it is a comparatively easy matter for you ?o get the letter back into your own hands. All you have to do is to go to your j meal postmaster and explain to him that you want to withdraw your letter ! from the mails. The postmaster must j j comply with your request, providing | yoti can furnish proofs that you are the ' sender of the missive. These proofs ; eonelst />f giving an accurate description 1 of the letter you wish to get back as I well as presenting to the postmaster a | sample of your handwriting, which must be Identical with that on the original j letter. The rules of the Post Office Depart I ment also permit postmasters to tele j graph to the railway mail clerk and gc-t him to take a recalled letter out of a mall pouch after It has leftj the I city on the way to its destination. This ! measure to secure the return of a letter ! Is only taken, however, ? in extreme i emergencies. Keen Vidua. Knlcker?The Orand Jury recommends that motorists must liavs an oculist's certificate. Bockei^-Hut they all see how they can afford a car. Road at Little Cost. ( From the Arkunean Qaaette. | Read Overseer Musteen began work Thurs day on the approaches for on* of the two steel bridges to be placed over Pralrlr Creek, on the War Ragle road. When these two bridges are completed Henton county' will have a stretch of eighteen miles of as fine a road as can be found anywhere. Farmers living along this road furnished the labor to clear the right of way. Rogers business men contributed tha money to pay for dynamite and cement, and the county Judge put the heavy road machinery of the county on the Job to do the grading The result has given this section a road that Is nearly perfect, without a dollar of debt. The Ship* of Dawn. From the Kaneni City Times. There, where a sea of naure dips. Whose charts have ne'er been drawn, I see a fleet of fair cloud ships, All floating In the dawn. Their sails are rigged against the sky Bright wafts of rose and goll? Their Jasper hulls at anchor llo. With dreams down In eath hold. Fair hopes and dreams th Mr cargoes a And at the day's brig.it da.vn They loose their moorings, evury spar A-qulver to be gone. And some made trim for every tide, With strong heart* at th.? helm. The unknown seas shall bravely ride To some fair unknown realm. And some shall drift serosa the seat?? Their preeioua cargoes bear. As blows each storm or vagrant breese Almlesa and debonair. And somewhere In those morning clouds Floats my own bark of pearl. The high wind singing In her ?hrnuJs, With sails for me to furl. God. teach mo how to steer her far, Far through the seas of Time? Through etorm and sun, b^ond the bar, I Where lies the port sublime I I,enna Williamson. Daily Calendar THE WEATHER. For Eastern New York?Fair and warmer to-day. to-morrow cloudy, fol lowed by local thunder showers. M<*4 erate southerly winds. For New Jersey? Fair and warmer to-day. To-morrow partly cloudy and warmer, probably followed by local thunder showers. Moderate southerly winds. For Northern New En (.'land?nartly cloudy and warmer to-day: to-morrow cloudy, followed by local thunder showers. Moderate southerly winds. For Southern New England?Fair anil warmer to-day; to-morrow cloudy, fol lowed by local thunder showers; moder ate Southerly winds. For Western New York?Partly cloudy and warmer to-day; local thunder showers to-night or to-morrow, cooler to-morrow. Moderate southerly winds. Washington, D. C.. Sept. 8.?Air pressure was high to-night east of the Mississippi River, with the maximum pressure over New England, and it was also high in the far Northwest. Low pressure prevailed over a wide belt ex tending from Manitoba southward to the Mexican border. Warm weather continued during Friday In the great central valleys, the middle and southern plains States and the Qulf States, while cooler weather has overspread the northern plain and the Rocky Mountain region. The lowest temperature re ported was 28 degrees at Yellowstone National Park. In the middle Atlantic anrl New Eng land States the weather will be fair and warmer to-morrow and partly cloudy and warm Sunday, with a probability of local thunder showers by Sunday night. In the south Atlantlo 8tates the weather will be generally fair to-morrow and Sunday, except local thunder showers In Florida. In the lower lake region, too Ohio Valley, Tennessee and the east gulf States the weather will be fair and warm to-morrow followed by unsettled weather, lower temperature and loc.". I thundershowers Saturday night or Sun day. Observations at United States Weather Bureau stations, taken at R P. M. yesterday, seventy-fifth meridian time; Temperature Rainfall - Last 24 hrs. Ha- Last 24 Stations. High. Low. rometer. hrs. Weather Abilene 98 76 29.8t .. t'leai Albany 74 62 30.26 .. deai Atlantic City. 76 6R 30.30 .. PL Cldy Baltimore 76 66 30.2R .. Cloudy Bismarck 72 32 30.04 .. Clear . Boston 68 38 30.32 .. Clear Buffalo 86 70 30.10 .. Clear Cincinnati 04 70 30.40 .. Clear Charleston.... 84 74 30.18 .. pt. Cldy Chicago. 00 76 20.04 .. Clear Cleveland 02 68 30.10 .. Clear Denver 68 38 30.08 .. Clear Detroit 02 70 30.04 .. Clear Galveston 88 82 20.06 .. Cloudy Helena 60 42 30.12 '.. Cloudy Jackaonvllle... 84 76 30.14 .42 Clear Kansas City.. 06 76 20.84 .. Clear I.os Angeles.. SR 66 20.88 .. Clear Milwaukee 00 66 20.06 .. Cloudy Niw Orleans.. 88 78 30.00 .18 Pt. Cldy Oklahoma ....102 76 20.88 .. Clear Philadelphia.. 76 64 30.30 .. Cloudy Pittsburgh 04 68 30.14 .. Clear Portland, Me.. 64 SO 30.36 .. Clear Portland. Ore. 72 SO 30.22 .. Clear Halt Lake City 70 30 30.12 .. Clear Sap Antonio.. 06 74 29.80 .. Pt. Cldy Pah Diego.... 78 08 23.00 .. Clear San Francisco 02 60 20.88 .. Clear Seattle 78 68 20.00 .. Clear Si Louis 06 76 20.08 .. Clear St Paul 84 74 20.02 .01 Cloudy Washington... 74 68 30.26 .. Cloudy LOCAL WEATHER RECORDS. 8 A.M. 8 P. M. Rnremeter 30.30 30.33 Hnmldlty 80 73 Wind?direction E. S t.. Wind?velocity 6 6 Wiatlior Cloudy Cloudy Precipitation The temperature In this city yesterday, M recorded by the official thermometer, ie shown In the annexed table: 8 A. M OS 1 P. M 71 8 P.M.... PH M *. M ... 60 2 P. M 71 7P.M.... 67 10 A. M 87 3 P. M 71 8 P. M 67 11 A.M.... W 4!'.M 71 OP. M....'T 12 M 70 BP. M... 69 10 P. M 6T 1022. 1921. 1022. 1021. 9 A.M.... 06 74 0 P. M 68 82 12 M 70 78 0 P. M 67 79 3 P. M 71 80 12 Mid 67 78 Highest temperature, 72, at 1 :S0 P. M. Lowest temperature, 03. at 0 A. M. Average temperature, 08. EVENTS TO-DAY. Police Field Day games, Jamaica rasa track, 1 P. M. Entertainment and reception for the un* employed blind men of Brooklyn, Ft rook h n Heights Forum. 2t? Monroe street, 11:30 P. M. Last annual reunion of twenty-four exist ing survivors of the 127lh Regiment. Nr-y York Volunteers, civil war, Bayshot , Playground festival, auspices of the De partment of Parks, Sheep Meadow, Central Park. 2:30 P M. Parade of the Modern Woodmen of Amer ica to Starlight Amusement Park will start, from Third ntcnue and 125th street, 7:.7'l P. M. Annual picnic of Bllssvllle Post No. 727, American Legion, Celtic Park, 7:30 P. M. House dance of tha American Woman's Association, at headquarters, 21 g Madison avtnue, 8 P. M. Shore welcome for enlisted men of the At lantic Fleet, National Navy Club, 15 East Forty-first street. BILL FOR NEW JUDGES APPROVED BY SENATE Amended Measure Accepted by 33 to 16 Vote. Special Uitpatch to Tita Ngw Yosk lhnuim New York lirrald Bureau. I Washington. T>. C., Sept. g. \ The Senate to-day approved the amended bill providing for the appoint ment of twenty-four additional Federal District Judges following the rejection a few days ago of the conference report on a point of order by Senator Shields (Tenn.). The vote to-day was 33 to 1G. Under the provisions of the bill three of the new Judges will serve In New York, one in the Kastern District and two In the Southern District. Tha others will l>e assigned one each to the following districts: Massachusetts, New Jersey, Kastern District of Pennsylvania. Western Dis trict of Pennsylvania, Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Florida, Kastern District of Michigan, Northern District of Ohio, Middle District of Ten nessee, Northern District of Illinois, Kastern District of Illinois, Minnesota, Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, Kastern District of Oklahoma, Montana, Northern District of California, southern District of Cali fornia, New Mexico and Arizona. CENSORS TO NOMINATE STAGE JURORS TUESDAY Organization Meeting With Gilchrist Postponed. The meeting between John Y, Gil christ, Commisloner of Licenses, and representatives of the various organi zations. who are cooperating for the voluntary censorship of stage produ< - tlons, was postponed yesterday until Tuesday. The organizations which are to sub mit to Commissioner Oilchriet thi names of 160 persons selected as a Jury panel are: Producing Managers' As sociation, represented by Augustus Thomas; Authors League. Eric Shuler; Society for the Suppression of Vice, John A. Sumner; Actors Equity Asso ciation, Frank Ullmore, and the plaj wrlghts. Owen Davis. The Comtnlrloner of Licenses is lo select an equal number. and from the combined group twelve will be chosen U> pass on the morals of plays. The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dl* oatches credited to It or not othsrwles credited tn this paper, and also the local nests published herein. All rights of republication of special dls ?a'ches herein ere also reserved.