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JAMES SMITH. JR. FOUNDED MARCH 1, 1833. Published every afternoon, Sundays excepted, by the Newark Dally Advertiser Publishing Company. Entered as second-class matter February 4. 1906. at tha Postofllce, Nswark, N. J.. under the Act of Conxress of March 3, 1879. Weekly Edition-—THE SENTINEL OF FHJSEDOM. Eatahllshed 1796. Member of the Associated Press and American Newspaper publishers’ Association. MAIN OFFB'E. 794 Broad Street. Newark. Telephone 1830 Market. ORANGE OFFICE. 14 Cone street. Orange. T» ephone 469 Orange. ROSEAU.LE BRANCH OFVjCtC, 392 Seventh Avenue. Telephone 227-V,’. "ranch Brook. CLINTON HILL BRANCH OFFICE. 196 Peshlno Avenue. Telephone 1661-14-6, Wavprly. HARRISON OFFICE, 324 Harrison Avenue, Harrleon Telephone 1810 Market. CHICAGO OFFICE, Stager Hiding. NEW YORK IFFICE. northwest comer Twenty-eighth Street and Fifth Avenue. M1LLBURN OFFICE. Mlllburn Aranu*. Telephone 10I-L. Mlllhurn. Mali Snlmcrlptlon Hates tUoatnKe Prepaid within tfce Pontnl Union.) One year. 83.00: six months. 81 60; three maths, 76 cents: one month. 26 cents. Delivered by carriers In any part of Newark, the Oranges, Harrison. Kearny, Montclair. Bloomfield and all neighboring towns. Subscriptions moy be given to newsdealers or rent to this office. VOLUME I,XXX.—NO. TO. TUESDAY EVENIN' d, APRIL 4. 1911. MORE JUDGES. LAWYERS who are members of the Legislature as a rule favor the creation of new judgeships. Within a few years judges have been multiplied in this State by legislation. There are how seven vice-chancellors. But the business of the equity court demands this judicial force, nearly all of which has been created since Chancellor Runyon’s time. There are now five Circuit Court judges, all of recent creation, and Hudson and Essex counties each have two Common Pleas judges. A bill was introduced in the Senate last night for an additional judge in first-class counties, iuf course, there is always a reason assigned for a new judgeship, tong ago it was declared even by lawyers that New Jersey was dairying a superabundance of judges. Comparisons were made with Sew York. Massachusetts and other States to show that our State was quite unique in that respect. The English judiciary is less numerous and less cumbersome than the New Jersey judiciary. The judicial amendments to the State Constitution that were voted on and defeated by the people in September, 1909, provided for a judicial system that would have reduced the number of judges by eliminating the special judges of the Court of Errors. The adoption Of the amendment was urged on the ground that it would reduce tjie expensive judicial equipment of the State, but as the power friis left to the Legislature to keep on creating new judgeships the people evidently didn't take any stock in that argument. Until quite recently one Common Pleas judge was competent to attend to all the business of the first-class counties. There are now two in i these counties, and that number seems to be enough to take care | of all the business that can come before the courts. KweMPv'K1* - ' '....* • ' •’ I CONGRESS AND THE WATER-SNAKE. TVY EW JERSEY’S representatives in Congress may be able to A \> &et some light on the action by the war department in j attempting to force the State of New Jersey to abandon a : settled policy and abrogate her own laws by permitting the East j Jersey Water Company to establish interstate commerce eonuec- j lions between New Jersey and Staten Island so as to enable the company to pipe water out of the State for sale in other States. The influences that seem to have prevailed in the war deparftnent may not be all powerful in the House of Representatives or in the Senate. Our representatives in Congress should understand the great importance of this issue to the people of their State. Not only vital State interests are involved, but also State dignity. A preda tory corporation that has sought by every means to hoodwink the Legislature and deceive and betray the New Jersey public has re peatedly evaded or defied the State laws. It is recognized in this State as a law-defying and freebooting corporation. It now is using the war department as a tool for its purposes. The Federal fortifi cations on Staten Island do not need New Jersey water, for there is an ample supply on the island itself. And if there should be any real need of water for the fortifications New Jersey stands ready to supply it. There is no objection whatever to such a supply. But the object sought by the war department is to give life to a contract made by the department with a private corporation without the knowledge of the State of New Jersey, the fulfilment of which con tract is a violation of the State law. If the purpose sought is ob tained the East Jersey Water Company will secure the object it has long sought. It will have nullified a State law. destroyed a State policy and will hold northern New Jersey practically at its mercv. J _ THE JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT IN ESSEX. ■Qj OUNTY COUNSEL WILLIAM P. MARTIN’S appointment as Common Pleas judge in this county to succeed Judge Jay Ten Eyck was a surprise to the bar. The personal fitness of the appointee cannot be doubted, although it is felt that a man of his executive ability and aggressive energy was more valuable in the office of county counsel than on the bench, a position that could be acceptably filled by any one of a score of Republican lawyers in Essex county. The choice of a Republican lawyer more representa tive of the party would also have better pleased Republicans, who see in the Martin appointment the deft hand of the bete noir of the j party, George L. Record. There are many Democrats attached to party traditions who recall that no former Democratic governor! appointed a Republican Common Pleas judge. Governor Fort broke) precedents in his own party for personal reasons. Under ordinary circumstances he would have named a Republican. But the puzzle is, why was the appointment delayed until after the term of Judge Ten Eyck had expired? THE CONGRESS IN SESSION. THE Democratic majority in the House of Representatives has a splendid opportunity in the extra session of Congress, which convenes today, to make a record such as will be valuable to the party in the national elections next year. There is « promising beginning. The House is stripped of its official sine cures. This self-denial by the members of the majority, for it is real self-denial, considering the fact that every representative has friends and partisans to reward, is a good augury of more important economies to be effected in the executive departments and in the sessional appropriations next winter. But ihe extra session prom ises to be a prolonged one, and there is no guaranty that the har monious feeling and party unity at the opening of the session will «ndure until its dose. . - LOST DEMOCRATIC CREDIT AT TRENTON. T< HE first important bill to be passed by the two houses is a • Benafe bill. Senator Edge has the distinction of fathering the employers' liability bill passed by the Legislature and sent to the Governor. The administration bill, introduced in the House, has become material for the legislative waste-basket. The Benate takes credit for the legislation. Ineptitude in the Control of the House has sacrificed for the Democratic majority the prestige of originating an employers’ liability bill. Nor is this all the party toll to be paid for the Kecord-Geran bill, the one absorbing idea of the Btate administration. Just a Line About Men You Knota That the appointment of himself al County judge came as a complete sur' prise to William P. Martin is evidenced by the fact that at 2 o'clock yesterdaj afternoon he was Iscusslng with « number of others In the county audl' tor's office who the probable appointe< would be. At that time It was suggested to Mr Martin that he would make a good Judge. “Maybe l would," smiled Mar tin, “but I don't expect to get tfu chance to demonstrate It right away.' Five hours later he was appointed t< the position. • • • Frank E. Bradner is one of thosi members of the bar of Essex countj who revels in technicalities and lovei to wander around the long lanes of th< law when a hard fight Is on. In othei words, the fellow on the other sld< must be most wary, even If he wins hit case, for If there is the barest possl' bllity of success "higher up" Mr. Brad' ner will "get there.” ■ • • Sergeant Joseph Fagln, of the de tective bureau, tells an amusing stofj about his dealings with women whc have business with the police depart ment. A short time ago a woman, very excitedly, reported to him that hei home had been entered by a thief whom she had the good fortune to see and Incidentally battle with as he was about to leave. The man was known as the “key man,” and in the upper courts this week received fourteen years. “Could you describe the man to me?" asked Sergeant Fagln. "Why, yes; he was about six foot tall and had dark hair, and, In fact, I could Identify him very easily.” Wilkinson, who had Just been cap tured by the detective, was brought before her and she exclaimed, "That's him.” Wtlkir.aon had gray hair and was five foot two inches tall. • * • The office of chief of police In the opinion of some people who are not living In cities of about this size must be a very large one. This was made evident several days ago when Chief Corbett received a letter from Decatur, 111. In the letter Chief Corbitt was asked If he knew of any person who wished to purchase a farm of seventy five acres. The letter also contained the Information that the vicinity was great for fishing and that for hunting the section was second to none In the country. Tho party who wished to dis pose of the land stated that old age was the cause for selling. The epistle ended with the request that if the chief did not consider the proposition, to hand the letter to someone who would'be In terested. • • • captain wsr McAllister, or tne new ark team, once had a funny experience in Detroit where he had charge of an ice-skating rink that was built Inside the Detroit ball park one winter. Fol lowing a heavy thaw that turned the rink Into a shallow lake, the weather man predicted a cold wave. McAllister had a big carnival sched uled for the following night and was very anxious to have ice for the skaters. Before leaving for the night McAllister gave his assistants orders to watch the temperature closely, and the moment it reached the freezing point "to take the water off,” meaning to shut off the supply from the hose that was running to keep the level even. Down, down went the thermometer, and McAllister rose Joyfully at day light, expecting to find a beautiful sheet of Ice. He did not. Instead he found a frozen mud pond. His assist ants thought that "taking the wattr off” meant opening the drain Into the sewer. What McAllistesr said has never been printed. It will not be now, either. THE CYNICAL PHILOSOPHER. A woman in the case may be all right; it Is when there are two that there is likely to be trouble. When a woman dresses to please the men, she doesn't have much success with the one who Is paying for It. A woman stops telling her age as soon as age begins telling on her. A man may smile and smile and bo a villain—or Just a simple Idiot. All flowers bloom in the conservatory except tho wallflower.—Smart Set. THE WEATHER TODAY. Rain lonlghi and >Yedn««di) | warmer) lurnaMng cunt wind*. TIMRfW T4RPY <?PZ. ffisr/r* Jfo/rw /fe rrs errs* anise taws j>jssn/7»ra4 temperature at 1 p. m. ....47 degress GIRLS SKETCHED ABOUT TOWN / f w « Yesterday afternoon on Hi^h street, between Court add Kinney. 1 The People’s Rostrum The STAR extends the privilege of these columns to the public and Invites 6lgned communications of not more than one hundred words treating of topics of the hour. Wo Crime Wave Here, He Sore. To the Editor of the Evening Star: I do not know about the crime wav# anywhere else, but I am In a position to know that there Is no such ‘crime wave' In Newark. As a matter of fact Newark has been freer from such things within the past few weeks than It has been In a long time. I am told this by officers of the vari ous precincts, and they sufely ought to know. Last week, for example, there was not a prisoner in the Sec ond precinct for three days. When you consider the neighborhood that Is pretty good for a city of this size. This talk about a crime wave when there is no such thing is wrong. It simply Inflames the minds of Ignorant people wh6 might really help make It a crime wave. Whenever possible we ! ought to look at the bright side of things when there is a bright side to ; look at. j All the police officers are agreed In ; saying that this city has been remark ably free from crime these last few weeks in spite of what professional | kickers say about it. j Let us be more cheerful, let us have e brighter outlook upon things. This will help make things better than talk* ! Ing about evils that do not exist. Par ! tlcularly Is this true of those who are . in a position to Influence the minds of ' others susceptible to suggestion. ] I do not mean, of course, that we ought to shut cur eyes to existing evTs, ! tut we certainly ought not to find evils where there are none. -O Market Street Paving. To the Editor of the Evenin'* Star: Is Market street ever to be repaved For the past two years there has been agitation over that question, and the Business Men's Association and the Board of Works have held many con ferences, still there Is nothing doing. In the meantime the merchants are the sufferers, and there seems to be no immediate signs of relief, os the merchants themselves seem as far apart as ever as to the style of pave ment they desire. True, a majority of them have voted in favor of wood block, but there Is op position to this both from the minority of the merchants and from some of the ! members of the Board of Works. The time of the year for paving oper ations Is near at hand, but there Is nothing doing as far as Market street is concerned. Isn't It about time some body got busy? BUSINESS MAN. Factory Owners Responsible. To the Editor of the Evening Star* A certain "school" of radicals telle us that the reason we have such flrei as recently occurred In New York It because the employer, to make both ends meet. Is forced to do everything In his power to economize, and Instead of building a safe factory he chooses one that is cheap, regardless o! whether It Is safe or not. Competi tion, say these men, is the cause of 11 all; the present system of society It responsible and not the individual em ployer. In direct contradiction to this cams the statement from a radical in Battle Creek, Mich., that the factories of C. W. Post are perfect in every way; they are sanitary and artistic, and that the men and women in them work short hours and receive good pay, and further than that, are helped by Post to live in decent houses. The source of this information comes from a radical who condemns the pres ent system and says that the reason for the apparently heavenly conditions in the Post works Is that Post is far sighted and knows that by keeping his employees satisfied he keeps them loyal; and besides, the Ideal conditions in his factories sound well In the ad vertisements and help to sell his goods. Now; if Post finds it profitable to operate a decent shop, why Is It that other Individuals cannot do the same? It Is admitted by all that the present system of society is responsible for the Triangle fire, but does not the In dividual owner share the responsibil ity? It seems to me that he does. JAMES FERRY. That Forest Hill Firehouse. To the Editor of the Evening Star: Will a long agitation of the Forest Hill engine-house question come to a close at last? Years ago petitions were sent to the City Hall, appropriations were made and firehouses talked about in this sec tion. What happened? Nothing. Now, at last a site Is recommended, which ought to meet with the approval of all parties who are Interested In the welfare of the Forest Hill and Ballan ttne sections. Verona and Highland avenues, while not exactly In the centre of this section is a very good one. and if the city usei the house, as has been stated it could be used, the/ will come into possession of something good and reasonable. I know, as everyone else knows who resides in this section, that an engine house Is wanted, and wanted more than ever at present. Why, nearly one-third of the entire increase in building of dwellings in the city has been going on In this section. Is that not alone enough reason for an engine-house? t What do the majority of business men and property-owners want In this section? A firehouse, of course. If other sections have fine fire pro tection, why shouldn’t we? As I said before, let us hope that this iong-taiked-of agitation will come to a close and le, us hope th'tjlt the next meeting of the finance and building committees an appropriation will be made to get our firehouse. Very re spectfully, NATHAN D. B. FISH. 657 Highland avenue. Favor* Cleveland Museum. To the Editor of the Evening St<br: I notice that there is a movement afoot to have established a Cleve.and museum at the birthplace of the d.s tinguished President In Caldwell. It Is a most worthy movement, and should succeed without much trouble. As time goi s on the people will "size up” Cleve land correctly and then such a museum will be appreciated by the gener. t o.is to come, and Essex county will be prouder than ever of the fact that he was born within its confines. Of course, it takes money to start museums, as well as nearly everything else, and it has Just occurred to me that enough for the nucleus of a fund might be taken from the Cleveland Monument Association’s surplus. The fund to perpetuate Cleveland's memory by the erection of a tower at Princeton is oversubscribed, as I understand it, by about $5,000. If the surplus could be turned over to those interested in the. museum idea, the laudable undertaking is as good as done. L TWO OF A KIND. "Oh, George!” sighed the lovesick maiden, "I’m not worthy to be your wife.” "Well,” replied George wearily, "I’m not worthy to be your husband, so we’re Just about matched.” — The Catholic Standard and Times. , .- * r HE ALSO HAS A LAUNDRY. Bob, the man of all work in an up town laundry, was shuffling through the office yesterday when the manager, wondering how Bob managed to live on $3 a week, said: "Bob, what do you do on the outside to earn a living?" "I'se de manager ob a Iaund'y, eah, an’ I makes a right cumf’rt’ble livin', Eah.” The manager looked surprised "What’s the name of your laundry. Bob?" he staked. "Hannah Marla Johnson, eah.”—Phil adelphia Times. SIMPLIFIED LITERATURE. "Why don’t you write a novel 7’ "Too much work. There’s the plot to develop, the epigram, the character studies, and the heart Interest.” "Make It a dialect novel. Then you needn't bother about anything but the dialect."—Washington Herald. ELLEN TERRY AND STEAM HEAT. We regret to notice that Ellen Terry says there is too much steam beat in Chicago. We can’t blame her. Any platform entertainer wrho has to struggle through a duet with a noisy steam radiator will cheerful.y admit the justice of the Terry criticism. For Instance, Just Imagine the "Qual - ity of Mercy" speech with a steam knocker accompaniment. "The quality—bang—of mercy whang—Is not strained—clang. "It droppeth—knock—like the gentle whack—dew of heaven—crash—upon tho place—whlr-r—beneath—clang, whang, bang—crash!”—Cleveland Plain Dealer. MISTAKEN CALCULATION. "Why 1b that man so determined to marry a prlma donna?" “He has an absurd Idea that she will have to save her voice In singing In stead of using It to tell him exactly what she thinks.”—Washington Star. I RISE TO REMARK. Many things are well done that are not worth doing. Keep busy and you'll have no time to be miserable. After all. Intuition Is but another word for feminine suspicion. Of two evils choose neither. All men are equal at birth and death. Some men’s only claim to distinction Is a pair of white duck trousers or a three-colored hat-band. /'Most everybody wishes that he could live his life over again, but few would live much better. Eloquence ts the truth well told. An echo Is che shadow of a noise. A Christian doesn’t have to tall any one. Imagination causes more aches and palna than all other ailments. People with lots of determination are likely to be unpopular—and unsuccess ful.—Woman’s Home Companion. SECRET OF SUCCESS. “Pluck,” said James Patten, the multi-millionaire food products' plung er, of Chicago, “Is the secret of suc cess.” • ’’Well,” Interrupted a brother spec ulator, ’’I’ll give you a thousand dol lars If you’ll teach me your method of plucking.’’—Human Life. GOOD BY INJUNCTION. A big negress came before a Virginia judge the other day, seeking redress for domestic troubles. "I’8e . a wronged woman,” she de clared in a give-mo-back-my-chlld you-vlllain, tone, “an' I wants redress fru’ dis yere co’t "Tell me about your trouble,” said the kind-hearted Judge. "It’s about mah ole man. He’s done been ca’yln' on plumb scannalous wif a lot of deese yeh young nlggah gals, an* It’s got so ba’ad twill I don’ see him no moah’n once a week. Sompln's got tah be did!” “H’m! I see,” said the judge. “Ton are seeking a divorce—a legal separa tion—ie that It?” “Go long, man! Dlvo’ce nothin’* Think I’s gwine t’ gib him what he wants and 'low dot man who, ’spite all hts cussedness, is de han'somest nlggah In Coon Tree Holler, t’ go skyhootln’ ’roun’ ’mong dem little yaller gals? N*, sah! I doan’ want no dlvo'ce, n’r dat legal septltution you-all’s talkin' about. N’, sah. Jedge; what I want Is an Ine | Junction.”—Llppincott’s.