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JAMES SMITH. JR. FOUNDED MARCH 1, 1S32. Published every afternoon, Sundays excepted, by the Newark Dally Advertiser Publishing Company. Entered as second-class matter February 4. 1809, at the Postofflce, N<wark, N. «•» under the Act of Congress of M ch 3, 1879. Weekly Edition—THE SENT INK I OF FREEDOM. Established 1T96. Member of the Associated Press imd American Newspaper Publishers’ A escalation. MAIN OFFICE, •/» Broa 1 Street. .Newark. Telephone 1»30 Market. ORANGfc OF PICK, li Cone Street. Orange. Telephone 47.9 Orange. ROSEVILLE BRANCH OFFICE. 3i»* Seventh Avenue. Telephone 227-W. Bia cn Brook. CLINTON HILL BRANUt OFF.CE, 196 Heshlne Avenue. Telephono 1G61-M-6, Waverly. HARRISON OFFICE, .c- Harrison An nuc, tisirrlson. 'ici hone 1W9 Market. CHICAGO OFFICE, Steger Building. NEW VORK OFF! CL, north wren: comer 1 wenty eighth Street and Flfth Avenue. MILLBLRN OFFICE. MU burn Avenue. Telephone 10I-U Mlllbur Mall Subscription Rate*, i Prepaid within the Po-tnl tnloB.) One year. $3 00; six months. $1.50; three months. 75 cents, one month, 25 cents. Delivered by carrier* in any part of Newark, the Oranges, Harrison, Kearny. Montclair, Bloom eld and all neighboiIng towns. Subscriptions may bo given to newsdealere or sent to this office. ____ VOLUME LXXX.—NO. 54. MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, 191L 7 HE EXTRA SESSION. THERE need be no apprehension by business men in regard to extreme tariff legislation at the extra session of Con gress. Whatever measures may be favored by the House mnst also pass the Senate and receive the approval of the Presi dent. The extra session, therefore, should have no material effect upon business interests. The country wants reciprocity with Can ada and when Congress passes a reciprocity bill the effect will be beneficial rather than damaging. Congress is also likely to revise the tariff schedules in other respects to cheapen the cost of living, and any reasonable bill with that purpose will be approved by the President if it passes the Senate. There is more importance to business interests in the forthcoming Supreme Court decisions in the trust cases. It is not unlikely that these decisions will be promulgated before the extra session. If they are adverse to the government a new duty w’ill be imposed on Congress of even greater importance than reciprocity. The emergency may be such that the country will esteem it fortunate that Congress is in session. REPRESENTATIVE PARKER'S RETIREMENT. rpj} ICHARD WAYNE PARETER, w ho on Saturday retired from Congress, was originally elected to the Fifty-fourth Con gross in 18S14 and served in every Congress since, ending his Congressional life with the Sixty-first. A record of eight con secutive Congresses is an exceptional one. Mr. Parker was known in Congress as an indefatigable worker in committee, and com mittee work is the most essential part of legislation and the most laborious. Men who make smart speeches on the floor attract more public attention and are perhaps more widely known, but they are usually only the picturesque features of Congress. The real work is done in committee by men who know how to undergo the grind of hard legislative work and whose experience thereby gained is of value to the country. One of Mr. Parker’s great objects in Con gress which be sought to attain session after session was the repeal of the absurd anti-canteen law’, which is the subject of itn article in the current number of the North American Review. Mr. Parker represented the sentiment of the great body of officers of the army. He failed in that object and no doubt that is the great regret of the retirement. JERSEY DOCKAGE FOR lHE BIO LINERS. WHAT the New York Snn describes as of transcendent im portance to the transportation industry of the nation does not require that the docking facilities on New York bay must be on the Manhattan side of the stream. The Federal Harbor Board has turned down the request for permission to ex tend piers on that side to accommodate the larger ocean liners that are bow building in England. If permission is granted other piers will also be extended aud navigation will be seriously interfered with. But docking room an be bad on the New Jersey side, rot by extending the piers, but by deepening the docks. The steam ship companies can as well have their docks on the west shore as on the east. The German liners find west shore dockage convenient enough. In the hearing to be given by the secretary of war New Jersey representalives should oppose pier extension and submit to the secretary the advantages offered by the New Jersey water-front. NO APPORTIONMENT, NO REDISTRICTINO. 8 no apportionment bill was passed by Congress before its adjournment there can be no new districting of the States for congressmen this year. The extra session of Congress will meet in April, but as far as this State is concerned the Legisla ture will have adjourned before Congress can pass an np|R>rtb>n ment bill. As the Legislature this year is divided politically it has been generally desired that it should do the redistricting and insure the adoption of a plan fair to both political parties. Next year the Legislature may be wholly Republican or wholly Demo erotic, in which case there is bound to be partisanship In the dividing up of the 8tato into new districts. TARIFF BOARD NO MORE. THE abandonment of President Taft's tariff board appropria tions in the House on Saturday was not intentional. It was done to save an appropriation bill. But. nevertheless, to be thus slaughtered in the house of friends is exasperating, And the slaughter is for good. The incoming House of Represent ntives has u Democratic majority’, and will not vote one penny to keep the turiff board alive. If the President had been consulted he would probably have advised to let the appropriation go over to the extra session and stand by the tariff board. RESPECT FOR THE UNITED STATES UNIFORM. ©NE of the measures which got through at the late session o1 Congress was the Hobson bill making it a punishable of feuse to show disrespect to the uniform of the Uniter States army or navy. It has been the custom of the proprietors o some Bhow-houses to refuse to sell tickets for seats to enlistee men in uniform. Cases of this kind have not been of frequen occurrence, but they have occurred often enough to create publi* exasperation. Unfortunately there bus been no law to deal witl offenders. The Hobson bill, which has become a law7 by the Pros! dent’s signature, provides a remedy. Hereafter the uniform o the United Stutes will not be discriminated against at play-house or other places of public entertainment with impunity. DELAWARE FOR AUTOMOBILE RECIPROCITY. THE upper house of the Delaware Legislature has just passe* an automobile reciprocity bill. It provides that on registei ing with the American Automobile Association automobile from other States, after proper identification, shall be admitted fre to travel over the roads of Delaware. This privilege is given to th residents of States that grant reciprocal privileges to Delaware There is only one State in the East whose laws forbid reciprocity and that is New Jersey. If a citizen of this State motors into Deh ware be will have to pay the full license. He will meet with th same experience in all the rest of our neighbor States. The bucoL sentiment is perhaps as influential in legislation in Delaware as i Is In New Jersey, bat it doesn’t appear to b® quite as Belflsh an stupid as we And it at Renton. . i ■ ' I ‘ Just a Line About Men You Know A house-wrecking concern that has the contract for removing the plate glass windows from the buildings at the corner of Halsey and Market streets that are being torn down to make way for the new Bamberg»r store have an industrious foreman, ac cording to Emil Becker, of the Stag i Hotel. The hotel Is not among the build- J Ings to be torn down, but neverthe less this foreman visited Becker, who , was In charge of the place In the ab sence of Proprietor Frank H. Sterling, and told him men would be there Thursday morning to take out the win dows. “To do what?" gasped Becker In surprise. "Take out the windows. We have bought them,” was the calm reply. Becker thought he was dealing with a crazy man for an Instant and then realized that a mistake had been made. He led the foreman to the street and told him to be on hlB way to the part of the block he belonged In. • « • Captain, Secretary of the Tenement House Commission and ex-Newspapjr man “Charile” Allen, when he went to war, back tn the late nineties, had the services of a fine steed, so that he cou.d cover the war territory in a hurry for the Newark Dally Advertiser. Tho initial D. A. were labeled on the saddlecloth—the “boys" were p r plexed to find out what D. A. stood for. Some said Dakota Artillery, others "Desperate Allen,” etc. Well, as the "Cap” was quite some soldier ar.d was always the bravest of the brave, It was finally agieed that the letters stood for D- Anarchist, i and It took the “comlsh" many moons j to explain to the other “vets" that he was a full-fledged newspaperman and that D. A. equaled Dally Advertiser. For full details, ask any member of I his company. • * • t From druggist to the marriage li cense bureau may be considered a long Jump. Maybe It Is, but Frank F. Crts sey made It, Just the same. He was a druggist for twenty years and gave up being it to come to the marriage de partment In the City Hall. Many of hlB friends In the hall say that mixing potions—love and other kinds—for a ' •core of years has fitted Mr. Crissey < for his present work. • • • William H. Brown, lawyer, has a twin brother, and the two look as much alike as the famous dromlos In Shakes peare’s "Comedy of Errors." And they have nearly as much fun over It. The other day a man came Into Law ! yer Brown's office In the Prudential building and gave the twin brother. ' who happened to be there, a check for $25 with a warm “thank you!" The twin brother smiled pleasantly and said that he was agreeably surprised, but would like to know the name of the donor. The visitor began to explain j end suddenly both saw a great light, i The visitor, although he had known. the lawyer for many years, had bor rowed the $25 from him and was now ready to return It to the twin brother. • • « Our genial city clerk, James F. Con nelly, was for three years a United States consul to Japan. During the China Japan war he had charge of the Chi nese Interests, but after the war there was so little doing that Mr. Connelly I came back home, where he could be j more active. A FEW FACTS. The University of Oxford has the j reputation of having been founded by j King Alfred In 872. Harvard University had Its begin-1 nitlg at Newton, afterward Cambridge, Mass., In 1658. Princeton University, founded in 1716. was chartered as the college of New Jersey, and did not assume its pres ent name officially until Its 150th ann,- | vtrsary. In 1896. The Swedish scientist, Alfred B. j Noble, who bequeathed his fortune of I $9,000,00) to the founding of a fund for j i those who had mostly contributed to “the good of humanity," was the in ventor of Ujnamlte. THE WEATHER TODAY. Cloudy tonight | T ueadny probably fair* moderate north aud went wtndn. T1MR00 TAWPY 1 Temperature at 1 |>. ..M degrees ' ISN’T IT A FACT I That you are not so apt io uujewi to this youngster hitching on? The People’s Rostrum f The STAR extends the privilege of these columns to the public and invites signed communications of not more than one hundred words treating of topics of the hour. Senate No Flnee for “llultler*." I\> the Editor of the Evening War: I do not know a great deal about the iersonal life of Senator Bailey, neither lo I know that he has ever done any htng dishonest during hls political life, >ut I nevertheless think that he is inflt to be In the United States Senate. Vo "quitter” has a place anywhere In jubllc life. Senator Bailey was peeved jecause some of the senators repudl tted his leadership, and rather than Ight It out like a man. a la Cannon, le wired hls resignation to the gov jrnor of hls State, and then. In comic jpera fashion, reconsidered It. From hls action in Washington one Is led to believe that Bailey Is a grand stand statesman and nothing else. He has a flow of oratory that he has used to good advantage and has made for himself a name throughout the country. Bailey will find out, however, that a flow of sp< ech Is not enough to carry him through. The schoolboy att.tude of a great big senator will do him no good, and, In fact, will cause a number of former friends to look upon him in a new light. FRANK MORRIS. Cleveland Memorial Fund. To the Editor of the Evening War: That the Cleveland monument fund Is receiving daily "boosts' Is a cause for congratulation, but It does seem to me that there should not be a defi ciency of about $7,000 at this late hour As I understand It, the list Is to close March 18, the late president's birthday anniversary, and this is a short time In which to collect that amount. It Is most laudable on the part of those most Interested In bringing tne splendid project to a worthy conclu sion, to make such an earnest appeal lo the patriotism ol the p.ople of Essex county. It was within Its confines that Cleveland first saw the light of day ani surely this should be an incentive to the good people of Essex to perpetuate hls memory. There should be little or no trouble in getting together the $7,000, right here and right now. ^ MARTIN. Condemns Trolley Service. To tbe Editor of the Evening War: I do not sit duwn and write to the papers once In ten years because usual y, to my mind, there Is small merit and little gain In doing so. Once (n a while, however, some sort of safety valve Is needed to relieve pent-up feel ings and then one can relieve hlmsetl of surplus steam only by using pet) and Ink. I think that time has now arrived. For the past five years I have watched with pride your fair cltj struggling towards an attainment ol her Ideals—my city, too, for five yeart within her gates has made me adopt her as my own—under as heavy s handicap as ever retarded a city'! progress. I refer to her transit faclll ties and to the devil-may-care, hap hazard 3plrlt which seems to actuati the men behind them. Where New ark has asked for bread, It has beei given a stone; Its knock at the dooi has not been heard; It has been hell back In Its growth and developmen by the very men who should be fore most In accelerating It—men whoa motives in doing so are as unfathom able to the lay mind as they are ap parent. There la a crying grievance against this sort of treatment. The city has submitted in silence and meekness long enough and a demand should now bu made for at least an honest effort to Improve the trolley facilities between the heart of the city and Its residen tial sections and suburbs. Has such an effort been made? No one expects the impossible, but certainly we are entitled to fair treatment To the Oranges, to Forest Hill and to Roseville the service Is a mere pre ext of service. Morning after morn ing I have ridden on cars on these fines crowded to the doors, five min utes or more apart, and night after night I have swung to the straps under the same conditions, when, indeed, the cars stopped to receive me. Onc-thlrd. at least, have passed me, packed to the limit of human endurance. Cer tainly, It seems to me a plan could lie evolved to relieve thlB Intolerable situ ation. There Is no need for one to spend forty minutes In going from Broad and Bank streets to the Rose ville section—yet this Is Ihe average of four nights' run last week. Must every car pass Broad and Mar ket streets or creep along one of these thoroughfares at a snail's pace? Can't other streets be used, making It pos sible to put more cars In service? I do not come with a criticism In one hand and a remedy In the other: I have only the criticism; the public pays the trol ley experts to supply the remedy. And remedy there must be before Newark can grow and develop as she should, tor what transient within your gates will long endure such things? I. for one. am ready to pool my in terests with others, for In union there ■ Is strength, even to compel the trolley comany to give relief. It must be done In a spirit of fairness and conserva tism. without malice and with regard to the traction company's welfare, which Is our welfare as well, but It i certainly must be done. That Is essen tial. Who will help to bring It about? W. H. P. i _i ii — People Unfair Judge*. To the Editor of the Evening Bur: Being an Englishman and not know ing the customs of this country very well I am always astonished at 'he attitude of the people toward the men In public office. Take the Lorlmer case, for Instance; most of (he papers that take sides on the question at all ascribe motives cf personal gain or some other ulterior motive to the opposite side. Of course I am assuming that the newspapers are but reflections of the opinion of a large majority of their readers. Is it not possible for a man In pub lic office to hold an opinion contrary to ourB and do so honestly? It Is likely that this very suspicion makes for reasons that feed more suspicion. Here Ib a concrete illustration of the unfairness of the people at largo toward men In office: Dur.ng the famous Moyer-Haywood trial Roosevelt said that they—mean, lng Moyer. Haywood and Pettibons, ilarrlman and Debs—were undesirable citizens. Of course there was a howl from the Socialists about the unfair t oss and probable motives of a Presi dent who will say such things auout men on trial, and we will have to ad mit that It was not a very nice thing to say about men on trial for their Ufo. Then came the Orosscup affair, when the President called that Judge's re versal of Judge Landis's $29,000,000 fine a "gross miscarriage of Justice." Then, of course, all the Socialists agreed with him, and they could not see that one thing was as fair or unfair as the other. The reverse of course Is also true; the people who agreed with Roosevelt about what he said of Deos did not agree with what he said about j tho eminent Judge. This is only one of thousands of ex amples that may be given of the atti tude of men In public office, and I re peat that the sooner we learn to ascribe honest motives to the men who hold different views from our own the sooner will the change we are all look ing forward to come about. GEORGE CAMERON. The public !b cordially Invited to ask questions concerning palm istry. Professor Polvdore will en deavor to answer them all. Com munications will be considered strictly confidential and anony mous ones will also be welcome. Please write only on one side of the paper. - - , • m POINTED FINGER TIPS. Poetry In the gas trenches? Impos sible, you will say. How can so deli cate and dainty a product aa poetry thrive In the noisome atmosphere o? the trenches where roughness and un couthnesa are at home, and nothing akin to refinement is to be expected " And yet Tony Gastone, the trench dig ger, was a poet. Not that he was able to write pol ished verses with rhyme and rhythm In perfect adjustment to lofty ideas or sublime sentiments. No, not quite all of that; but yet a poet. For Tony’s heart was attuned to nature and nothing that craved for sympathy ever appealed to him In vain His hands were horny but his soul was full of tender pity for everything tha* suffered, and even the moans In the wind filled him with sadness as If they were the actual outpourings of a being in agony. A little bird, overcome by the fumes of gas, once fell at Tony’s feet while he was digging In the trench. Drop ping h!s pick, the big, strong man took up the helplessly fluttering little bird i and carried It to where fresher air and a few alps of pure water soon revived it. And then, as the winged visitor flew away, Tony drew his sleeve across his eyes and said: "It was Just that way that my little boy went away from me last year. He couldn't stand the rough life. And so he went away, up there; see where the , little bird Is now; 'way up into heaven." The others In the trench shrugged their shoulders. Some even tapped their forehead. They could not under stand the poetry of Tony's grief. If he had said that his boy had died, they would not have wlthneld their sym pathy. But Tony required a more deli cate way of referring to the ev( nt which meant so much more than life to him. And so his colleagues regarded him as crazy. Why am I telling all this? For no other reason than because Tony, the digger, had pointed finger tips. This kind of fingers is perhaps not seen oftener than once in a century in o. gas trench, if as often as that For trench digging is not conducive to the development of the poetic vein, and pointed fingers are an infallible indi cation of the very highest kind of a poetical nature. Rarely, indeed, are pointed finger tips seen on men’s hands at all. They aro not even common among women. And It la fortunate for humanity—or, perhaps, unfortunate, according to the point of view—that these tips are so rare! For their possessors are dreamy. and live entirely In a mental rea.m with their hearts ever far away from the hustl ^ and bustle of the workaday world. Money never has the earns degre of Importance to them that things cf beauty have. They have the artistic Instinct, and dwell for the most par*. In dreamland. Coarse or even very practical surroundings make them chafe and feel unhappy. They are keyed on too high a plane for evtry day life. They are visionaries, and Utopia Is their native land. And so It Is easy to Imagine how unhappy poor Tony felt amid the un couth surroundings into which for tune's caprice had cast him. Poor fel low, he died of a broken heart. And his fellows shrugged their shoulders and tapped their foreheads and felt perhaps relieved when he was gone. P01YD0RE QUESTION BOX. Question—Isn’t It rather absurd to say that long fingers make a person fond of detail, and short ones make him Just the opposite? S. K. Answer—Why, to be sure that Is most absurd. But that Is not what palmistry claims. It is quite the reverse. It is the spirit which moulds the clay, and not vice versa. The fingers are long because one has a fondness for detail, they are short because one spurns de tail and likes things in their entirety. is the amount of life insurance The Pruden tial at the end of 1910 had in force on its books—to be paid to millions of policyholders and beneficiaries. / '