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inaybe both, at the next meeting of these two bodies. It was section 3U that broke the camel's back, so to speak. It reads: "Any municipality of this State may adopt the provisions of tills act by an ordinance duly adopted by the governing body of such muni cipality, or by the petition and vote of the qualified voters of such mu nicipality, as hereinafter provided." In declaring that section unconsti tutional the court laid down this gen eral proposition: "A statute in the nature of a supple mental charter that is enacted to take effect upon its adoption by the govern ing body of a municipality is not a con stitutionally enacted law.” As the annexation of Vailsburg to Newark was consummated by vote of the Common Council, and not by the people of Newark, it would appear tlial the principle established by the court will have a widespread effect, and may cause serious complications. It tnay be construed to apply to many casts besides that of Vailsburg. The decision of the court is princi pally interesting because it affects the officials and employees who are iti what has been failed the protected class in Newark, Jersey City, Bayonne, Kust Orange. Hallway, South Orange Village and New Brunswick, which have adopted tho law by ordinance, and in the single county of Kssex. The men in the protected class in moat of the places mentioned arc of the same po litical faith as that of the present gov erning bodies. 500 Olflce-Hnider* Herr. In Newark and Kssex County there are some 500 Democratic office-holders, vtlti'Te the Common Council of tills city and the County Board of Freeholders are Republican. Seven of the Republi can aldermen, however, are opposed to any wholesale cleaning out of the City Hall, and, with the Democratic min ority, they constitute enough to con trol the Council. In tile Board of Free holders there is a strong sentiment ngainst any clean political sweep, ao that there is no prospect of any im mediate changes in lncumboncy of places. When tho police and firemen are I taken into consideration, the number affected in Newark should be placed at about 1,300, but it Is hardly to be be lieved that there will be any attempt to undo any of the civil service, work In those departments. As a matter of fact, the old Doremus civil service law, which provides for a city Civil Service Commission, to be appointed when needed, to conduct examinations for fire and police eligible lists, Is to be construed as in effect here once more, now that the Ackerman law’s provi sions are not. The present eligible lists for these departments furnished by the State Civil Service Commission may, if the Fire and Police Commissions so desire, be thrown out and entirely disregarded. Chief Examiner Gardner Colby of the Civil Service Commission announced last night that all municipal examina tions scheduled by him would be called off at once. One had been arranged to take place here on Monday, The opinion written by Supreme Court JuBtice Garrison holding that the law In part is unconstitutional, gives some interesting citations. In part it roads: The Supreme Court decision in De Hart versus Atlantic City (34 Vroom, page 383) runs direct counter to the fundamental doctrine of Paterson ver sus Tho Society, which may be sum marized to be that the legislative will may be imposed as law upon munici palities, but if any other will is to in tervene between the Legislature and such municipalities It must be the will of the people who are to be governed by such law and not an alien will, even though It bo that of the governing body for the time being of the munici pality. That this is the logical result of the doctrine tiiat we have adopted lias been sufficiently pointed out, and it must be equally clear that such doctrine is effectually subverted if some other will than that either of tile Legislature or of the people eari be called in to take out a constitutional enactment of the law. Paterson versus The Society called for the application of thia doctrine only t< tho extent that a municipal charter enacted to take effect upon its accept ance by the electors of a municipality was a constitutionally enacted law; the ease now before us calls for tile ap plication of the name doctrine to the extent that a supplemental charter, enacted to take effect upon its adoption by the law-making body oftlic munici pality. Is not constitutionally enacted law. “No case calling for this application of the doctrine of Paterson versus The Society has hitherto come to tills court, with tho exception of De Hart versus Atlantic City, in which the point was not considered or. at least, was not decided. "In the decision of the present case, therefore, T am of the opinion that the decision of tills point in De Hart versus Atlantic City, in the Supreme Court, should be overruled and the true doc trine applicable to the case before us declarer) to be as herein stated. From this it results that a statute in the nature of a supplemental charter that is enucted to take effect upon its adoption by the governing body of a municipality Is not constitutionally enacted law. "This result leads. In the present ease, not to the invalidation of the Navarre Hotel Restaurant jj The Best Dinner in the City for a Dollar i • Including Wine 884 BROAD ST. ; i Oyster Cocktail ! 11 RELISHES !; Celery Olives < , soups <;! Chicken Gumbo a la creole Consomme Colbert i J J kish !;: Kennebec Salmon, Hollandaise tine Smelts, Saute au Beurre < [ Potatoes Chateau Sliced Cucumbers J > ENTREE J | Patty a la Toulousaine Sweetbreads a la Perigeux ' i Filet Mignon, Rossini Crab Meat, Baltimore Style ! » Apricots a la Melba. < | VEGETABLES ; I Brussels Sprouts Green Peas Sorbet au Nevorre ' ! ROAST ; | Prime Rib of Beef au jus Vermont Turkey, Cranberry Sauce 1 ! Salad Panachee. ] > DESSERT l j Steamed Cherry Pudding ' > Neapolitan Ice Cream Cakes Petits Pours Eclairs Pies ! ' Cotfee Tea Milk « ! FEBRUARY 5th, 1910 $1.00 WITH W1NF. ] > HOW DOTH THE "BUSY” PROSECUTOR I , ■ ^ "They do nome things In Hudson that we don't do In Essex.PROSECUTOR MOTT. ___ "Some do tblnes In Essex that they dou't do iu Hudson."_THE I'lIBI.IC. civil service law as a whole, but merely to the excision of those pro visions that are conditioned upon the adoption of the act by municipalities. Tells of Provisions. “The ‘wo classes of provisions are in dependent and clearly severable under the rule stated in Attorney General versus Anglesea (29 VToom, page 3721. The statute itself in its thirty-third section expressly provides, ‘in case for any reason any sectlpn or any provision of this act shall be questioned In any court and held to be unconstitutional or Invalid *he same shall not be held to affect any other section or provision of this act.' “With the force and effect of tills section, and also with the severability by judicial rule of the two methods contained in the act for its adoption by municipalities, we are not called upon to deal or to express any opinion. Tile statute in the present instance, having been adopted by the governing body and being on that account held to be invalid as a protection to the plaintiff, further questions that might arise on some other statement of facts are of no concern to him. “The construction placed on the act by Justice Swayze in the Supreme Court, in so far as the office in dispute is concerned, meets with our approval, but with regard to the views sug gested as to the office of vice-chancel lor in McKenzie versus Elliott (72 At lantic Reporter, page 17) we wish to be understood as expressing no opin- j ion. In accordance with the foregoing views the Judgment of the Supreme Court is affirmed.” In sustaining the constitutionality of the law as a whole, Judge Garrison dis cusses the constitution as follows: "The broad question Is whether in our system the right of local self-gov ernment Is guaranteed to the people of the several political divisions of the State, so that the Legislature has no power to provide for the government of those divisions by commissions unless such commission is chosen by the people themselves. “For, upon consideration, we must I reject the suggestion that the mere j appointment of the members of a com- j mission from among the citizens or in- | habitants of a municipality affected Ib I any guarantee of local self-govern- | ment. in order that Belf-government : may amount to more than a name it I is essential that the officials to whose discretion the powers of government i are confided should be representative of the will of the governed; that they should be chosen by the electors of the locality affected, aud thus impressed with a sense of direct responsibility to I the people. Dwell un Self-Government. "Nor does the circumstance that the acceptance of the system is made to depend upon the previous consent of the electors of the municipality make the system a system of local self-government. For the prln- I ctplo of local self-government does not contemplate nor permit that the voters by a single election shall take Irom themselves and those who come after them the control over their af fairs for an indefinite time “Accepting, therefore, the phrase 'gov ernment by commission' as sufficiently describing a method of local govern ment by a governing body not period ically chosen by the local electors, the luestion is whether it is prohibited by our fundamental law. “Now, the government of this State was established by the people upon the basis of a written constitution that as sumes to declare certain rights and privileges of the people, to establish and define tlie right of suffrage, and to distribute the powers of the govern ment into three distinct departments, the legislative, executive and judicial, to define the powers of these depart ments and Impose limitations thereon. "Article IV., Section 1. paragraph 1 (of the Constitution) declares that ‘the legislative power shall bo vested in a Senate and General Assembly.’ Sec tion VII. of the same article contains numerous limitations upon tlie powers of the Legislature. The bill of rights contained in article 1 imposes other limitations. But it is significant that the whole of the Constitution may he searched In vdtn for any specific provi sion guaranteeing to the people the right of local self-government, or pro hibiting ' the Legislature from exercis ing powers of local government through the Instrumentality of commissions, however chosen. "Nor Is the argument for the exist ence of the alleged right aided by the lar.guago of the preamble: ‘We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God lor (lie civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and look ing to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and transmit the same unimpaired to succeeding genera tions, do ordain and establish this Con stitution.' For we are still to look to what Is thereafter written for the spe cific provisions that the people did thereby ordain and establish for the purpose of accomplishing the aim of securing and transmitting the liberties of the people to succeeding generations. It is impossible to so construe the pre amble as to write something Into the Constitution that its framers did not write Into it. If we were to write ‘local self-government’ into the Constitution, because we consider that to have been one of tlie means by which civil and religious liberty were theretofore en joyed. we might with equal propriety write Into it other things that at ono time or another had been conducive to such liberty. \nd if we were thus to write 'local self-government’ Into the Constitution, In what terms should it' be defined? What class of subjects should local government include? Should it include only local police regulations, strictly so called, or should it Include schools, municipal water works, lighting works, sewers, and the like? And how is local self-government to be exercised; how are the members of the governing body to be chosen, and what are t) be their qualifications? In the argument drawn from the pre amble, hazy as it Is, has the double fault of proving too much, if it proves anything, and of not defining what it proves.” The Legislative Powers. Continuing. Judge Garrison holds that the legislative power was by the Con stitution vested in the general Legisla-! ture, “maker of laws for the whole! State,” and "for every part of It. with out any other limitation than that which the Constitution itself in express! terms imposes.” Justice Van Syckel is quoted In his j decision in the case of Frltts versus, Kuhl (22 Vroom) as saying: "It is aj postulate of a State Constitution, which distinguishes it from the Federal Con-j stltution, that all the power of the peo ple is delegated by it, except such parts of it as are specifically reserved.” The opinion of Mr. Garrison goes on: "It is the very essence of government that it shall operate upon those who are unwilling to be governed. The right of local self-government, if it ex ists. necessarily limits to that extent the powers of general government; It creates. In some sense and to some ex tent, an Imperiuin In imperlo. Such a limitation Is rot to he implied. “Nor does it seem to us that the reference: in different parts of the con- 1 stltution to the cities, townships and j counties, either as Senatorial or As- : scmbly districts, or as judicial dls- j tricts. or as districts for the purpose of | qualifying voters, or the like, has any thing to d- with the question how the Internal affairs of these several dis tricts shall be governed. “Our munlclpalltes * • * are but agencies of the State erected in and for limited parts of Its territory, whose governments' are established by the State for limited purposes that are of particular concern to the immediate in habitants. hut at the same time are of concern to the people at large.” A complete history of the civil service act was published in last night's EVE NING STAR as well as the complete list of city employees who are affected by the decision. The county employees who are affected are: Supreme Court—Court crier, Charles W. Ougheltree; sergeant-at-arms, John T. Reevcr. Circuit Court—Court crier. John V. Smith; court crier and sergeant-at arms. Thomas J. Cooney. Common Pleas Court—Court crier and interpreter, Samuel Birn; interpre ter. Abram Cohen; sergeant-at-urms, Louis J. Rommel); interpreter. Joseph Federicl: chief probation officer. John J. Gascoyne: assistant probation offi cers, Harry O. Burns, Melvin Dorenius, Charles Basile, Miss Paula Laddy. County Prosecutors—Chief of Det!ec tivee. Frederick Weimer; sergeants of detectives, William P. Teed, Walter ——-1 Godfrey: detectives.George W. Howard, Janies F. Mason, Joseph II. Duckar, Thomas P. Meyer, Alfred J. Hurgan, Louis SlutzkK Athony De Rogatu; stenographer and typewriter, Kath erine I. Kane. Clerk to auditor, Harry Housel; clerk and stenographer, Jacob Seldler: cus todian law' library, Silas II. Fitch. Superintendent of Public Buildings— Pierre Blupk. Clerk to Count!' Board of Elections— Watson Rodeman. County Board of Taxation—Clerk, H. F. Turner; typewriter, Louise Whiting. County Surrogate's Oflice — Clerks, John D. Anderson, John C. Fincran, Dennis N. Osborn: typewriters, Miss Florence Smith, Miss Emma C. Greer, Miss Caroline I. Cody, Miss Clotilda A. Lehman, Miss Ethyl M. Conaway. County Clerk'E Oflice—Clerk, Thomas McLelland; clerk, William E. Christian; clerk, Frank E. Taylor; clerk, Calvin W. Smith; clerk, Arthur B. Tench; clerk, George W. Joerschke; clerk, W. G. Crowthers; naturalization clerk, Francis A. Fiore; document clerk, Jo seph W. E. Scotland; clerk, Miss Jennie E. Nixon; Copyists, Miss Emma A. Kredel, Miss Hattie C. Neuman, Amelia Kredel, Corinne C. Josephs. County Register's Office—Clerks. E. Oscar DeCarnp, John G. Welfle; in dexer, Marlon Colgate; assistant in dexers. Lou J. Geiger, Matilda W. Mai ler; comparers. Grace M. Davis, Ella M. Muchntore, Josephine B. Cook; copyists, Elizabeth J. Howard, Annie C. Byrne, Lillian C. Van Riper, Mary G. Gallagher, Jennie Young. Lydia Wright, LoUie Wilson. Mary E. Dodd, M. Louise Eager, Amy Vreeiand, Rose Mae Swlck, Charlotte Finley, Irene V. Carralon, Carrie E. Dunn, Sophie P. Stappf, Isabel Snyder. Amelia M. B. Seiutte, Lucille E. Hubbell, Helen F. Davis, Sadie F. Tetreault, Mary E. Burke, Alma I. Thompson, Heuriette L. Marshall. Katherine Bornemun, Alice O. Kane, Margaret T. Brady. Sheriff's Office—Under Sheriffs Cyrus Benedict. James F. Hyland. Essex County Hospital—Steward, Eu gene J. Mulvaney: clerk, Julius Lin derman; stock clerk, Erwin T. West; superintendent of farm. John Berker; chief engineer, Louis L. Ward; en gineer, Joseph Fitzgerald; assistant engineers, George H. Lewis, William H. Grlmeson, William Quinn, Ernest Jer nett; plumbers. Edward MandeviUe and Elmer Harris; assistant plumber. Roderick B. Stevens; druggist, George T. Rockwell: carpenters, William Mar tin, Jo^n Klem; butcher. Harry M. Adams; firemen, William Welch, James Develly, Albert Wilson. Edwin P. Car ter, John Keeley, William C. Hawkins, Frank Thalheimer. Patrick Farley; electrician, John C. Pfeifer; baker, Conrad Nauman; assistant baker, Joseph Stebler; chef, Louis Allimand: fire patrol, Charles J. Hamberger, Charles S. Carr; laundry foreman, William J. Conery; garden attendant. James Foley: supervisors, Edwin W. Conover. Robert Meller: matron, Ellen Marshall; female supervisiors, Jennie Wilson, Elizabeth Harvey; teacher. Mary E. Hitchens; typewriter, Jose phine Kent; telephone operators. May Reedt. Mary J. Keane: seamstresses. Alice Churcn, Catherine Bergen, Eliza beth Roden. Margaret Llnhopp, Susan Smjth, Annie L. Morningstern; cooks. Alice B. Phelan, Ellen Sweeney, Alice Bell, Mena Renseher. On the pay-roll of the County Hos pital for the Insane at Overbrook for the month of December 184 names of nurses, male and female attendants, farm hands and other Irregular em ployees are given. The payroll totals $8,954.06. County Hospital for Contagious Dis eases, Clerk, William Schluer; engineer, C. S. Weiss; assistant engineers, J. Jacobus, John Lennon. II. H. Hallett: stock clerk, D. Moroney; laundry fore man, W. A Flanagan; laundry room, M. J. Reilly. Mrs. Applegate, Mary McBride. Grace McBride, Catherine Ryan; cook, Emma Lawton; assistant cook, Anna Curran; kitchen man. Ifenry White: ambulance drivers, John Doyle. John Croghan; chauffeur, J. E. Durham; telephone operator, M. Dal ton; seamstress, Kate Smith; watch man, James E. Hayes. County Penitentiary—Engineer. John Prunier; physician, H. B. Whitehorn; assistant engineer. Charles Cashner; centre man, Alonzo Jones: yard clerk, James Sherwood; keepers, Louis Kunzelman. Ezekiel McPeek, Levi Kent. Thomas Lyons, Matthew B. Car roll. John O'Hanlon, Michael Ryan, Henry Schnebel, Anthony Ruppel, Joseph Quinn. Thomas Torppey, Michael Gaffney, George Peabody; druggist. William Kean. Essex County J all—Keepers. Edgar M. Breard, John Bryant. John Cox. Ferdinand Coyne, John F. Conby, Hiram Handville, Adam Krauschaar, Domenic Orgo. Wright Sutcliffe, Fer dinand Scheor, Frank A. Small, Mat thew J. Smith, E. Bryant. Essex County Court House—Superin - Only one “niiOMO Ul lMMC" That Is oAXATlVE BTiOMC QUININE J,ook for the sigaatnre of E. W GROVE. Used the World over to Curs s Cold in One Diy. 25e.—Adv. <7 —. J=—. EVENING STAR’S Proverb Contest ™$60(KI IN PRIZES^ Beginning January 27th Closes March 25th • / \ ■ * Q PICTURE REPRESENTS THE IHO# Zf FOLLOWING PROVERB: Aa/ne__i_ No_St. City or Town ____ NOTE—The EVENING STAR'S Proverb Contest is open to all persona re siding In New Jersey, excepting employee* i.f the Morning and EVENING STAR, and members of their families. Answers should not be oent In until after the last picture bas appeared. IfEAD RULES CAREFULLY. _ What Well-Known English Proverb Does This Picture Represent ? I ... 1 x-AUUMPI Evening Star’s Proverb Picture No. 9 •ftr* Hold All Answers Until Close of Contest Correct Answers — ■ STARTS BOOK :°OF ENGLISH — PROVERBS The correct Proverb answers to the Tifty Proverb Illustrations have all been Included in THE EVE NING STAR'A BOOK OF ENGLISH PROVERBS, which Is published and may NOW be had at the office or by mail upon receipt of 35 cents, coin or money order. 2 cents extra by mail. Order by mall or call at office. THE PROVERB CONTEST EDITOR?™ V----- J COMPLETE LIST OF PPIZFs 1— $1,100 MITCHELL* AUTOMOBILE—F. L. C. Martin Auto Co.. 282 Halsey St. 2— $b&0 1 /AUTEll-11UMANA, STYLE O, EM PI RE—The Lauter Co., 067 Broad St. 3— 1760 HALLET A DAVIS PDAYKR-ITANO— Hallet A Davis Plano Company. 007 Broad St. 4— 65UU REO ULNA BOUT—Union Motor Car Co., 27 Branford Place. 5— *30U THREE-PIECE MAHOGANY DINING ROOM SET—Baumann-Froehllch Co.. 49-51 Market St. C—*20.' COLUMBIA GRAFONOLA— Edlaonia Co., 07 Halsey atreel. 7— *2UU THUH MOTORCYCLE—Herbert Austiu, 81 Orange St. 8— $175 SEVEN-PIECE BEDROOM SUITE IN BIRD’S-EYE MAPLK-Ch Hat lan Schmidt Furniture Co., 167 Springfield Ave. 9— 6135 MASSIVE QUARTERED OAK SIDE BOARD—Cowperth wait A Van Horn Com pany, 73-76 Market St. 10—*100 FOUR-PIECE MISSION LIBRARY SUITE—J. J. Henry Muller, Inc., 113-117 Springfield Ave. U— 61U0 GENTLEMAN’S GENUINE SOLITAIRE DIAMOND—.!. Wlss A Son*, 983 Broad St. 12—61UO CUT GLASS PUNCH BOWL 8BT—C. Hartdcgen A Co., 677 Broad St. 15— *100 HKf OF QUARTERED OAK DINING ROOM CHAIRS. LEATHER UPHOL STERED—.!. J. Henry Muller. Inc.. 113-117 Hpringtield Ave. 14-6100 l^ADY’S DIAMOND SET 14 KARAT SOLID GOLD WATCH—Frank Holt A Co., Broad ami Academy Sts. IB-6100 LADY’S GENUINE SOLITAIRE DIAMOND—J. Wins A Son*. 683 Broad St. 16— *100 GENTLEMAN’S 14 KARAT SOLID GOLD SWISS WATCH-Frank Holt & Co., Broad and Academy Sts. 17— 1600 ORIENTAL RUG (9x12)—J. Mulllna A Sons, 218 Market St. L8—686 FOUR-PIECE PARLOR SUITE-Dwyer A Company. 329 Plane St. 19- 676 MISSION HALL CI*OCK—J. W. Greene & Oo.. 33 Market St. 20- 675 QUARTERED OAK DINING TABLE— Crown Furniture Company. 74-76 MaHcet St. tendent, John J. Bolan; engineei, Michael J. Hart; carpenter. Edward J. Henry; firemen. George Dorlin, Jacob Diamond. Thomas McConn; centreman, Louis Stern; elevatormen, Peter Mc Donald, James F. Cowen. George D. Smith; Watchman. Thomas McCabe, i telephone operator, Ellen A. Kitner; porters. Michael Fitzgerald. Julius Koenig. James Flaherty. John Horst man, Henry Jackson. Cornelius M. Brown, Charles Barrett, and eleven, charwomen. .-. “ Plane atSH BEU-Dwy*r & Company, 32» 2S~SSAl’Liiii‘*’AJ,r,,JEA'I'HEK DAVENPORT— n. A. lvlrcli 6c Co., 71 Market Hi ~8trie\UNA CLoaKT—t)wyer & Co., M'J Plane M Kirchi4£Tr™,tAN'CCHIF-ER-o6E-E' A ivircn t. Company, 77 Market St T WUaV TI,‘K^H WBATHBrWwBK "8-L TiS uV4 Co ’ 33 Market St. ■p2«Vn?„aDdl^ONU ““OOCH-Jean R. |?!umi'1!!'OK mirror. MAHOGANY Slrtei ~tr°Wn Furniture Co., 74-76 Markat ^“Sy* 4ElV.K;PIKC?E SflA-ER TEA SEt—R. S. «« im 707 Broad at. M-£®, .I-ADi 8 DRESSING TAULB-Crown Furniture Co. 74 Market St 8MN°STYLVTr°" “;°K:'ASE' «N MIS ,.ION.„ STYLE—Cowperthwait & Van Horn Market St. ^FATHER UPHOLSTERED MORRIS Striet CrOWU Furniture Co.. 74-76 Market 32~?25 OPERA GLASSES—R. S. Sc h in del & on F?raP»ny. 707 Broad St. 3‘ BroadSt SKT~K- °* Koenig’s Sons. S7i , "“S AOT,SILVEn DAG-J«n *• *a<*. SUIT CASE-F- s- Green. 740 OO-IEKODAK-E. G. Koenig's Sons, 873 Broad "-|t'reItJlI'KT SPT~,ean n- Tark. 857 Broad ! 38-*tT, STRIKING BAG OUTFIT—E. G, Koeniu'n I Sons. 875 Broad St. "* * 38-Si-. GENTLEMANS SAPPHIRE RING dean U. rack, 857 Brood St. ! 40-820 LADY'S GOLD BRACELET—B s Kcliimlel & Co.. 70T Broad St. ' 1 U--S15 _ I.ALTS GOLD HANDLED slur UMBRELLA— M. W. Gardlnor. 817 Broad St 1 <2—115 GENTLEMAN'S GOLD HEADED CANY I -M. W. Gardlnor. S17 Broad Si CANK 13 to 82—8100—TEN PHIZES; EACH TEN nm LARS IN GOLD. ' ljN DOr'’ BROKEN TRUCK BLOCKS TRAFFIC. A truck belonging to J. S. Uoigcr & Co., furniture movers, broke down on the car tracks at the Junction of Ham burg place and Fust Ferry street today and traffic was tlcij up fur an hour. It was necessary to send the Ferry street and Hamburg place cars down over the Market street route. « -- . ItEAI? STAlt WANT ADS. -. II ■■fiinii i nil CONTESTANTS, LOOK HERE FOR Contestants Are Requested Not to Ask Questions Already Answered. i PROVERB CONTESTANTS, | t TAKE NOTICE. % + _ i. 4* I 4 Conte*tnnt* are requrnlctl to ^ 4* read the answer* |»ubll*bcd In J thl* column from flay to day. a* 4 4* It will be utterly impossible to J 4 even attempt to aniover the thou nand* uf letter* personally. If 4 you desire any Information con I 4 eerniiiK the eonteat make your 4* ! || question* brief. Write on one j 4* side of the paper only aud ad- ^ T drew* all communications to 4* •g* Proverb Kdllor, the EVKNIN(» ^ 4* STA It. Newark, N. J. 4. T+++++'H',H,+++t‘H'++++t‘H"H'tl Proverb Editor—What'Is the exact time referred to in the rules, as 73 hours. ALSO-IN-IT. Three days, counting from the day the fiftieth picture lias appeared. Proverb Editor—I note you have eliminated contestants outside the boundary of the State of New Jer sey. An amendment to your rules permitting persons outside of the State of New' Jersey to enter your contest would, I think, increase the sale of your paper. J. A. C. The STAR’S Proverb Contest is-par ticularly designed for readers in the local field of the STAR’S nucleus of cir culation. The sale of the STAR •out side of this territory would not be sufli tient to warrant such, an amendment. Proverb Editor—I have been told that the prizes given for solving the proverbs now' appearing in the STAR are already won, that is, that . < you have favorites who will get them, etc. Kindly affirm or deny / this. ANXIOUS. j If the party who signed as "Anxious” has more confidence in people who cir culate false rumors than in the in / tegrity and reliability of the EVE NING STAR, it would be .well for Anxious to have nothing to do with the contest. The STAR is beyond reproach in every respect, and refuses to waste valuable time with "kickers'' and "faultfinders.” S. G. Flugel. of West Orange, asks a question already answered in the STAR'S query column of Feb ruary 4. Proverb Editor—Is it necessary to include the picture with the coupon in sending in the answers? - B. B. B. It is not, but it will not be objection able if you do bo. G. M. JUNKER.. City.—Question, an swered in Query Column of STAR of February 3. Proverb Editor—Would like to en ter your contest, but do not like the rules, as you reserve the right to make changes in them. This would allow employees of the STAR and their families to enter the contest if you desire. Why not make the rules final and not changeable? A. AUSTIN. Mr. Austin is entirely mistaken in his interpretation of the rules, as em ployees of either STAR or mepibers of their families are completely barred from the contest. The STAR reserves the right to make changes only in the interests of contestants. STAR readers are requested to watch closely- for announcements for the names of the judges and the method pursued In preparing the correct an swers. which will be placed under seal w ith the Fidelity Trust Company with in a few days. Enter the contest today and try for your share of the. $6,000 in rewards. Order the EVENING STAR from your newsdealer by mail or ’phone Market 1 GOA CLEANER STREETS WILL BE TUBERCULOSIS ASS’N AIM. That the streets of Newark may be swept cleaner to avoid the da tiger from dust and gernt permeated air will be one of the accomplishment# that the Anti-Tuberculosis Association will work for during the coming year, according to the decision of the executive com mittee made yesterday. Spitting on the streets and sidewalks is being abol- . ished, but it was said, the danger from the dirt of all descriptions that is blown through the streets of the city by every wind is an ever-present menace to tiie city’s health. The prae- ' ^ Use of sweeping the sidewalks when most crowded, as in the morning, when uptown workers ore passing, was con demned. Dr. Leslie D. Ward, who presided, spoke strongly regarding the laxity of the city’s lawmakers over lodging house affairs. Dr. Wurd said that in their present condition lodging houses arc a breeding place for disease. The report of the sale of the Christ mas Red Cross stamps showed a. total leceived of $3,641.46 Of this $300 goes to the New Jersey Anti-Tuberculosis Association; $729.43 to the American National Red Cross and the remainder, minus $150.43, amounting to $2,212.77, goes to the local association. W. PALMER SMITH recital at verona. The Presbyterian Church at Verona was well' (Hied last evening to hear Professor W. Palmer Smith. of Stuy vesant High School, New York city. 1n a program of dramatic readings. His selections included a wide range of humor and pathos from American authors, and were most wisely chosen. It was a genuine treat to hear such adequate interpretation of quaint New England characters. Southern stories, child dialect and the pathos of the story of Philip .Nolan. Professor Smith has a voice of unusual richness and flexl biltty, and a dramatic fervor which compels attention. Tlie laughter and tears of his audience were a merited compliment to his ability. He was ably assisted by Julius Zingg. pianist, and Miss Elsie Jacobus, vocal soloist, both of whom responded to encores. Printer Engraver WEDDING CARDS nENUS DINNER CARDS -. .