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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
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
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
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
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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.
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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
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
"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.
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
” ’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
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
"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
“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
TIMROD TARPY SEZ
* - n sr */y
Temperature »t t p. m.84 degrees
A PUFF OR TWO AND PRESTO! CHANGE
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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
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,
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
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