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Newark. (ftoetiing J&tar JAMES SMITH. JK. FOUNDED MARCH 1, 133::. Published e*ery a;tei*rjoon, Sundays excepted, by the Newark Dally Advertiser Publish.og Company Entered as second-clues metter February 4. 190%, nt the Poet office. Newark. N. J.. under 'he Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Weekly Edition—THE SENTINEL OF FREEDOM. E-tahIUhed 171)6. Member of the Associated Press nncj . merji an Newspaper Publishers' Association MAIN OFFICE 794 Broad Street. Newark. Telephone PMO Market. ORANGE 1 FIFE. 14 Cone Street. Orange. Te ephone 459 orange. nOSFVltLK BRANCH OFFTrp. -•? Seventh Avenue Telep) ot»e 227AV. Brunch B*oo* • CLINTON HILT, BRANCH OFFICE, *96 Peahlne A^nue. Trie,.hone 18M-M-5. tVaverly **AR RISTON OFFICE. ."Si Hnrrlson Avenue. Harrison Telephone 1830 Market. CHICAGO OFFP'F. Stager Building NEW YORK OFFfGF, northwest corner Twentv eighth Street and Fifth Avenue MrLT.nrnv OFFICE, Mlllburn Avenue Telephore Kn-L. Millburn. Moll 9iili»rrlptln» Hntcs i Vhisiagi* Prepaid within the Postal Union.) One year, J3.CC; els months. 51.50; three moo the. 75 cents; one month, 25 cents. Delivered by carriers in any part of Newark. th4 Granger.. Harrison. Kearny. Montclair, Bloomfield and all neighboring towns. Subscriptions may be given to newadeale.s or nent to this office. VOLUME LXXX.—NO. 110. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 10. 1911. JUS TICE TO JERSEY IN HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS. THE complaint is justly made that while the federal govern ment has spent millions for harbor improvements on the New York side of the Hudson and on the East river com paratively little has been spent on the New Jersey side and in Newark bay, which is a part of New York harbor. All the channel improvements iu the bay have favored the New York side, while on the New Jersey side no improvements have been made. New York can no longer provide the necessary dock facilities and New Jersey is unable to do so because of shoal waiter. Navigation on Newark bay has two impediments, shallow water and the railroad bridges. Colonel William T. Rossell. United States engineer, made an in spection of the Passaic river and bay yesterday and was enabled to see the disadvantages under which Newark labors iu its water transportation. He beheld the bar extending for a half mile from PoiDt Nopoint into the bay, which is putting Newark wharves out of commission. He saw the Central railroad bridge, one of the worst hind of obstructions to navigation. Engineer Rossell also realized the splendid opportunities of Newark as a seaport and the justice of its claims upon the federal government. It has been the tra ditional policy of the government to conserve the interests of river navigation, but it has permitted the railroad companies to place structures across our river and bay to injure navigation. Not only on the Passaic, but on many other rivers of the country, have the railroads pursued the deliberate plan of building bridges to obstruct waterway transportation. The Central railroad has plans for a new bridge, but the structure will be only less objectionable than the present one if erected. RAILROAD DISCRIMINATORY RATES OF FARE. DNCREASED rates of fare for school children and charity workers on the steam railroads are now suspended by the Public Utili ties Commission pending u decision as to what the new public utilities law can be coustrued to permit. The ease of the steam railroads will, of course, be settled by the decision of the Supreme Court in the suit by the Public Service Corporation in the Supreme Court. The commission’s action does not refer to clergymen, who have alko been favored with reduced rates of fare. Hut how the wew law can be interpreted to permit that which it explicitly for bids. namely, any kind of discrimination in the rates of fare, passes comprehension. MEXICAN KILLINGS ACROSS THE BORDER. SENATOR STONE, of Missouri; was somewhat intemperate in his remarks in the Senate yesterday excoriating the govern rnent for its inaction while American citizens were being shot down ou American soil by Mexican federals and iusurrectos. But, nevertheless, the feeling expressed by the Venator is a rising one among the people of the United States. If England. France or Germany existed on this side of the Mexican border not a shot would be fired across, and if a stray Mexican bullet did wound or kill there would be prompt and decisive action. Is there any merit in tolerance by a government of acts by the foreigner ibat make American soil unsafe for Americans? Are not the soil of Texas and the borders of the country as sacred as the soil of the national capital? THE ANNUAL SCHOOL BUDGET. |ATf EXT year’s school budget for Newark, now being constructed by the Board of Education, will foot up about $2,400,000. an increase of $105,000 over the budget for the present school year. The Board of Education is so careful and conserva tive in its estimates that its figures are not seriously questioned. This year the item of teachers’ salaries is $1,659,357. Next, year the total will be $1,830,552. This is inclusive of the salaries of the principal and staff of the new high school. But the ever increasing cost of education does not cause the concern it formerly did. The public is getting the worth of its money. THE ARTISTIC NORTH JERSEY SUBURB. IhMf k" ideas in the laying out of suburban places may be obtaiued in Europe. There is too much uniformity of plan iu the suburbs of this State. Large sections of Northern New Jersey are being opened for new suburban communities, and in a few years the Orange mountains will be dotted with them. Elec trical rapid transit will be the great stimulant of this enterprise. A study of the beautiful suburbs of some European cities will fur nish suggestions that if carried out will make the Orauge moun tains the Mecca of homeseekers from the cities. A notable example is a new “garden city” begun two years ago as a tpiburb of Dresden, Saxony, and covering 345 acres. A suburb laid out with good laud scape effects, with artistic houses, well grouped aud with all the modern conveniences, will be a profitable investment for a land company. There are fortunes to bo made in the residential develop ment of Northern New Jersey, and the quickest and best results will be achieved by those who have the knowledge how to build attractive dwelling places. STATE INSURANCE FOR THE TOILER. ENGLAND’S proposed new law for the insurance of wage earners for sickness and non employment is to supplement the existing law for insurance for old age, which involves an annual charge of $65,000,000 upon the public treasury. The new law, it is estimated, will cost the British taxpayer about $27,000,000 annually. The cost will decrease after the law is in operation for a few years. Germany has similar workmen’s insurance laws. The system was begun in Germany in 1905 and since then the benefits paid for sickness have amounted to upward of $698,000,000. This amount does not include the payments for old age or accidents and for pensions. The new insurance plan for England contains one feature not belonging to the Germau system, namely, insurance for non-employment, and this will be practicable because there is now in operation a system of labor exchanges, which will furnish a means of testing an unemployed workman's willingness to woik. The establishment of State industrial insurance in Germany ere ated no desire in the United States to imitate it, nor was much notice taken of old age insurance in England. The American idea lias been that these countries, with their underpaid labor and labor discontent, needed this help to the laborer. But stnteXsoeial »m is now making progress in the United States, too. \ \ Just a Line A bout Men You Know Speaker Kenny was once referred to (n the editorial page of a newspaper as "the venerable Mr. Kenny." The speaker was not at all impressed b> the distinction glvfn him. Meeting the writer of the editorial on the street one day he said: “Kook here, what do you mean by calling me 'the vener able?.Well, now. I was sorry for that," the editor replied. "I saw that, too, but, do you know, 1 wrote the ‘very able’ Mr. Kenny. It was the printer." • * * Professor Edward Weston, the em inent electrician, has one of the most elaborate private libraries In the State. It embraces several thousand books of general literature, besides an immense number of purely technical works cov ering the field of electricity, chemistry and the applied sciences. Many of these works are In the German lan guage, while France has also contrib uted a fair share to the sum total of the sort of knowledge Professor Wes ton is always after. When he came to this country from England years ago the pride of his printed knowledge was one lone book on chemistry. • • * Mayor Haussllng, who was among the notables aboard the steamship Joanna during the Inspection of New ark bay, Passaic and Hackensack rivers, was very much interested in the proceedings, and at the same time did hl6 share to keep the gathering In good humor during the coid driszling rain on the bay, Going over to the refreshment table, which was amply supplied with good things by John t". Kehoe, the host, the city’s chief executive called out, “now that bar in the river Is very interesting. I'll admit, but don’t you gentlemen think it Is about time to give the one on board a little attention?” And the thirty-five passengers did, making the first a toast to Ills honor. A NEEDFUL LIGHT. James J. Hill, discussing public own ership at a dinner In New Yorlf, said: "I fear that with public ownership we would be worse served. Take the case of Franco. France, you know, makes her own matches. And such matches! "A Frenchman was once arrested at his lodgings. A lot of smuggled for eign matches--the duty on foreign matches Is the prohibitive one of a cent per match—had been found in his trunk. Tho Judge said to the Khan: " 'Foreign matches have been dis covered in your possession. What have you to say for yourself, miscreant?” “ 'Please, your honor,’ stammered the prisoner, ‘it Is true I use foreign matches, but only to light our govern ment ones with.’"—Detroit Frtfe Press. THEIR SALARIES. President W. C. Brown, of tho New York Central, said at a luncheon apropos of Ills "back to the farm” pro nouncement: “Some city men take very hard my su_„:estIoa about a return to agriculture. They seem to think that the farm pays as poorly as apprentice ships used to do—and you know what the old-tlmc apprentices said about that. ” ’We get.’ said the apprentices, ‘board and clothing the first year, clothing and board the second year and both of them the third yoar.’ ’’—In dlunapolls Journal. AMONG THEMSELVES. The town council of a small German community met to Inspect a new site for a hall. They assembled at a chape), and, as It was a warm day, a member sug gested that they should leave their coats there. "Someone can stay behind and watch them,” suggested another. “What for?” demanded a third. “If •we are all going out together what need Is there for anyone to watch the clothes?”—Ttt-BIta. “IT S A WISE SON," ETC. The First Boy (sent to bed to await chastisement for bad behavior)—Hero’s father coming upBtalrs. I’m going to pretend I’m asleep. The Second Boy (In case similar to first, but wiser)—I’m not; I’m going to get up and put something on.—Sketch. THE WEATHER TODAY. Fair tonight and Thursday; light variable winds. TIMROD TARPY SEZ h Me#**#!? "* nr *0* * - n sr */y /vas/t-e 'rs Temperature »t t p. m.84 degrees A PUFF OR TWO AND PRESTO! CHANGE • • 3 ' ’ ■ I diafflmffjftrrr i 1 The People's Rostrum The BTAR 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. Yacclaatlon aa Operation. To the Editor of the Evonln|f Star: There seems to be a probable con tinuation Of the anti-vaccination prop aganda through the orders of the Or ange School Board arid the condition of the young man tvho has an added Infection at the Mountainside Hos pital. The one particular thing which causes vaccination troubles Is cross Infection. Vaccination In itself ts not the deadly thing some would have us believe. It Is the infection that carelessness and Ignorance are adding that Is claiming thetdeadly toll that Is the cost of the -still benelicent freedom from small-pox. The operation for vaccination la re garded too lightly. In the first place It Is a surgical operation, and the fear ful things that we find creeping In shows that It Is one of no mean Im portance. The crudest practitioner can usually perform an antiseptic operation be cause he can drench the part operated upon with his solutions and Kill any left-over bacteria he may have on in struments or hands before he makes a “planting” In the wound. Only the most skilled surgeons can maintain a high percentage of recov ery In what is known as aseptic opera tions. These are operations in which Infection Is avoided, not by killing all possible germs In the planting, but by so preparing surroundings, hands and Instruments that an infecting germ may never come near the location op erated upon. In the operation for vaccination (I still Insist on the term) the situation Is more complicated than either of the above In that a single organism and only that organism, the living virus, must be Introduced. fio the man with the dirty, or the man with the antiseptic Instru ments, is bound to cause trouble—one may add infection, the other kills the virus along with all other germs. In conclusion, then, the operator should be one who knows enough of his virus to be sure that tt ts bacte rlologlcally correct, and one sufficiently skilled In surgery to know when he has. except for his virus, attained absolute ly aseptic conditions. Very truly, GEORGE N COLE. Commend* Paator Who Become* Actor. To the E'iltor of the Evening Star: , In an Item In the STAR I see the statement of a man who quits the church to go on the stage. Whether his choice be a wise one or not one can but admire the man's courage and honesty of purpose. If every man left the profession he Is in because he Is honestly of the opinion that he ts not fitted for It we would have a much higher standard of efficiency In all pro fessions. Many persons get Into a groove In their professions. They realize It them selves. but have not the courage or honesty to get out of 1t. They give themselves different excuses, "I am too old,” or, “I do my work as well as the average, even If It Is mediocre,” and so on. These men do not realise that the amount of satisfaction they would get out of a work which they enjoy would easily make up for any difference In Income at the beginning. With most of us ottr opportunities are too limited to choose wisely In ref erence to our life-work. We find out what we are good for when we think it Is "too late.” But it Is never too j late to give up work that Is distaste ful and do that which we think we are best fitted for. A man who sticks to a profession of rTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTITTTTTTt 1 which lie gets tired cheats everybody with whom ho comes In contact pro fessionally. He cannot do the best work unless he is in love with it. I heartily commend the man who was both honest enough and brave enough to do what the Rev. F. 8. Carrol, of Washington, did. PROFESSOR. Trust Probe ■ St. Anthony’s Sermon. To the Editor of the Eienlns star: One of the pleasant things to note in the reading of the newspapers of today is that the sugar trust is to be investi gated by a congressional committee. That’s very fine—I mean the prospect of investigation, and hot the sugar— but (and there is always a “but”) why Will Congress “butt in" Just now? I may be innocent, very innorent, per haps, of these little games played on this “checker-board of nights and days,” as my Persian friend, Omar Khayyam says, but it strikes me that Congress is somewhat late in getting on the band-wagon. I thought I read something during the strenuous admin istration of Mr. Roosevelt that all trusts were ‘‘busted,” or so near "busted" that there was no more fool ing about it. But—and here is another "but”—I may be mistaken. It may have been only the oil trust, of which St. John D. Rockefeller is, or was, the head. Whatever the outcome may be after the Investigations are over, the readers of the STAR may be assured that, like the Ashes, after they heard St. An thony’s sermon on their wickedness, the Investigated will di^e down to their lower depths, and “The eels went on eeling, “And the pikes went on stealing. "Much delighted were they; "But each preferred his own way.” H. Praises Tai Board President. To the Editor of the Evening Star. It seems to me that President Lau rence T. Fell, president of the Essex County Tax Board, is deserving of great credit for the stand he has taken in notifying the tax assessors that certain of their valuations must be Increased. According to your paper, he summoned to his office several of the assessors and notlAed them that certain lands of Freeholder Amos W. Harrison and of former United States Senator Kean are not properly assessed. The former, it was stated, was getting his cheap, while the latter was paying more than hii Bhare. This attitude, it seems, means a great deal. Can it be that there is partiality shown or does it mean that the asses sor does not know the value of lands? There is something wrong somewhere, and the attitude of the president at this time leaves no room for doubt. It seems sure that after the conference of yesterday there will be an Increase in the assessments this year. Then, top, the new method that will be used will also work to better advantage, that Is, the taxlRg of the frontage at a certain rate and the remainder of large tracts by acreage. Let us hope that the man ner in which President Fell has started out will continue and we are sure that his methods will be satisfactory to all. ■ SUBURBAN TAXPAYER. To the Edlfor of the Evening Star: " ■.[' ; Yhe action of Chief Justice Wljftitn S. Ciummere in ordering that the'writ of certiorari granted the Public Service Railway Company should not act as a stay to the sale of tickets at reduced rates to school children was good, sound judgment. In less than a month’s time the schools will close for the summer va cation, giving the company and the Public Utility Commission plenty of time to thresh out the matter of school children’s fare and settle the question before the opening of the fall term. In the meantime many parents who can 111 afford the extra two-cent fare to and from school for their children will not bo put to hardship through a sudden Increase in fares right at the most Important stage of the school year, the examination and graduation Period. SCHOOL TEACHER. Oogi Beware, To the Editor of the Evening Star. Having your paragraph in mind, “Man Attacked by Savage Dog in Bloomfield," and meeting no fewer than twenty-two of them on my way to business this mcrnlng, I write In the Interests of the public In this town and district, and would suggest that some thing be done immediately to rid the locality of a nuisance which is becom ing very serious. If we cannot have a dog-catcher, for hcavep’s sake and our own, get us permission to shoot, on stght, any dog anywhere that we see at large. The whole bunch together— twenty-two—would not be worth twenty-two cents. No less than four of them* were on one porch trying to strangle each other. “To whom It may concern”—Any dog found on or around my premises will not find its way home. . KEARNY AVENUE. ' 4. 4, «• ' . -i . . ' . . u' ’: ' . * v .. i. - ■■ - •i The public Is cordially Invited to ask questions concerning palm« ** lstry. Professor Polydore 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 aide of the paper. LXn. QUALITY (CONTINUED). If a single island of even small size s deleterious you may easily imagine, ivhat a demoralizing effect an unin lerrupted series of islands must have '*■ jpon a line. Such a formation Is called a chain and the line affected by It a :hained line, and constitutes the tenth md last of the defects that lines "are ielr to." When you see a line of this descrip tion you may at once conclude that its >wner is wanting in all that makes for success In the qualities that the lne in question stands for. If all the lines in a hand are chained they spell Inevitable and rarely ever remediable failure. For the chains are like so many crosses along the line, each link being an almost Insurmountable bar rier to the progress of the current of energy which tries to force its way over the obstacles and is constantly re tarded. r You can form a correct picture of what must be the result of this if you eompare it with a stream In which great deposits of sand and soil have erected bars. The waters are forced from their natural channel and are bound to overflow and lose thelrchar icter as a stream. So likewise with the energies that move along the chained line. They be come disintegrated and scatter, and the result Is that the person with that Bort of lines is wanting in character as well as health and is at best a sorry A figure. POLYDORE QUESTION BOX. Question—I have read all your articles on palmistry, arfd have become greatly interested In It. I enclose the prints of my hands. Will you please tell me what you think of them? A. Z. Answer—You have exceedingly ar tlstic hands. The short, smooth. » conic-tipped fingers show the Impulsive, intuitive, impressionable nature, which is one of the heritages of those to whom art is an inspiration. And th. deep, clear-cut single line on the Moimt-of Apollo adds Its confirmation to .this reading. The ‘small, pointed thumbs, too, suggest one who is guided more by sentiment than cold calcula - t, tlon. and rthe long first phalanges of the fingers show a keen delight In mental matters. Poetry and musif, rather than business, appeal to a per son who has this kind of hands. Your heart line indicates constancy and a tendency to idealize the object of your, affections. If I am permitted to venture a guess, I will say that I believe you be long to that delightful little band o* mortals who are ready to do good for others. Irrespective of any advantag that may accrue to themselves. It I the people with hands like yours who are apt to marry a person not at all worthy of them in order to reform hint f or her. If you are a member of the gentle sex and right-handed, I regret to sat that there Is an Indication of a cessa tion of muscular vigor at about tftv fifty-sixth year. Judging front th. star on the Mercury line at tile ipter1 sectlon with the head line, the threat1 cned trouble is due to some ailment peculiar to the sex. There is no such indication In the left hand, and the life line In that hand is much longer, and clearer and deeper ». than in the right hand. This would tend to show that nature designed yon to have a good constitution, but that you are or have been engaged In some thing calculated to bring about dir astrous results to your health. And thi pity of It Is that, even when you know the consequences, you are not likely to change matters, partly because of your brilliant Impulsiveness and partly because you do not seem to possess strength of .will enough to persist long In any course that would require heroic fortitude or resignation. " However, if you do make up your mind to change the situation—and you certainly have mentality enough and to spare to do so—you are bound to be mistress of your own destiny.