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•JAMLb SMITH. JR HiiMiiiu maim n i. u:ia. PubitaJitti every after noon. Sundays excepted, by the Xewjr.. Daily Advciiiser Publiifalof company. .— fctere l ai second elasn i a?;- - February 4. !&'■. nt '' f l’e*tnflke. Net.ark. N. J,. under the Act of <Jongre<4 of March 8, 1879. Weekly Edition—THU SENTINEL OF JrIt§5I3DOM. Ijitabll^hed I7i*«. Member at the A wane la ted Prewe end -martian N awe pa per Publisher?' Agsuciatlon. &1A1X UFFJCE, 794 Broad Street, Netvurk. Telephone 1880 Market. ORANGE ' F1CE. 14 Cone Street. Oran*e. Telephone 439 Orange. ROSEVILLE BRANCH OFFICE. <W2 Seventh Avenue. Telephone 237-W. Brunch BrOO*. CLINTON HILL BRANCH OFFICE. ’96 PesWna Avenue. Telephone 1M1-M-&. Waverly. oaRHISUN OFFICE. 321 Harrlwm Avenue, flarrtlton Telephone 183U Market. I!ICACiO OFFICE. Steper Building. NEW YORK OFFfc*r. northw«?t corner Twenty-eighth Strc-t nnl Fifth Avenue. MILLBCRN OFFICE. MSIlburn Avenue. Telephone 1W-E. MUlburn. Mali SiiliMorlfitlon Itnlea d’oilaitr Frcpnld within 1!tr Postal Union.) One year. #3.00; wlx month*-. R.rx; throe month*). 73 rents: or.o ;r. nth. 23 cent?. Delivered by earriorw t:i anv part of Newark, the Oranper. Harrison. Keamy. MontrlaR. Bloon.n-ld aod all • or *ct" tw i this ofTlce. *% - __ lOH.Mi; l\YX.— >o. lit?. WEDNESDAY EVE IXG, MAY 17. 1011; SELECTING I HE ELECTION Of I-/URS. HE time is approaching tor a prueticaj I rial ol' (lie elaborately constructed new election law. when die people will have to pass judgment on its workings. The new election districts have been arranged.'making an increase pf upward of between 400 and 500 in the Stale, and next month will begin I ho process of choosing more than seven thousand election officers from —0.000 or more candidates, all of whom must be examined by the state civil Service Commission as to their (|iialifica<ions. Thus far, however, the average voter will lake no particular interest in line workings of the law. though lie may marvel tit the elaboration and the in creased expense. The first popular lest of the law will be made on primary election day. when its other features will come ip play. A GREAT SALE OF BONDS. THE forthcoming sale of $50,000,000 of ”• per cent. Panama bonds by the government will attract world wide attention as evidencing the financial credit of the Cnited States gov ernment. The success of the postal savings banks experiment, only recently tried, shows the confidence of the most suspicious class of wage-earners in the stability of the guarantee of the govern ment. These bonds will be taken by financial institutions and syndi cates and will be largely sought for permanent investments by estates. The government is not by any means crumped for money. The national treasury Iuih been paying out cash for the purposes ef canal construction instead of issuing bonds, as it was authorized to do by Congress, and the proceeds of the bonds are in large part for reimbursement of the treasury for Ihese expenditures. To the individual or government that is not hard up borrowing comes comparatively easy and til reasonable rates. It is otherwise with those that “need the money.” OUR FRIENDLY SERVICES IN MEXICO. n T is not improbable that the troubles in Mexico will finally lie II settled at Washington by representatives of the federal and revolutionary factions. Our government could not now tender its friendly services to bring about a peace, as in the contemplation of all established governments there is only one authority in Mexico at the present time, and that is tin* Diaz government. There is evidently an increasing desire for peace and to that end President Diaz, may yield to the terms of Madero. If the war continues and the revolutionists attain a positiou to justify partial recognition by the United States there will then be opportunity for a friendly offer by our government. During our great Civil War the sugges tion of intervention by a European power was hotly repelled. Era peror Napoleon III. proposed to other powers in Europe a joint intervention and failed to secure their acquiescence. In default of that he sent an army to Mexico to be ready to pounce on New Orleans and secure possession of the mouth of the Mississippi. It j is an interesting question as to what France or tiermany would do in the present conditions of Mexico if either had Mexico as a neigh j lior and if the slightest provocation was given. LARGE COUNTIES IN CONTROL. TIIE fact has just been discovered at Trenton that the State party conventions to be held under the new law will be largely composed of the represeufatives-t»f the large counties. The party conventions will consist of the candidates for Assembly, the hold-over senators and the governor or candidate for governor, about seventy in all, of whom from twenty-nine to thirty-two will represent the three counties of Essex, Hudson and Passaic. Five \ North Jersey counties might have forty representatives in the con vention. a clear majority to declare the party platform mid policies. THE FUTURE OF STANDARD OIL. THERE will be no criminal prosecution of the Standard' Oil trust, ns the statute of limitations would probably prevent. Nor would there be anything to be gained by such proseru tion. Whatever may be the case with other trusts, good or bad. Standard Oil must dissolve itself into its constituent elements, and i the court's decision says distinctly that it shall not be "recreated directly of indirectly." There caur be no doubt that the astute and far-seeing lawyers of Standard Oil have had plans ,of reorganiza tion ready to meet the emergency of an adverse decision, but those few words make the plans futile. iVfcKV JCKSEY XVY EW JERSEY’S contribution of |500,000 for the purchase of \\ a ship-canal right of way for the federal government might be increased ten-fold with immense Nprolit to the State. New .York is expending Slod.ooO.tHMt for a barge canal from Buffalo lo Albany, and that canal cannot be of much "greater value than the proposed canal between the Raritan and flic Delaware, thirty two miles long. That canal will create sixty-four miles of new sites for manufacturing, and will immensely develop present industries; it will be till* means of creating important waterway terminals in the State; it will bring uew towns'into existence, be a great de veloper of Xew Jersey’s natural resources and in other important ways add enormously to the propert\ wealth and the opportunities for capital and labor. That stretch of thirty-two mites across the State is New Jersey’s richest asset. TAFT TO THE CONFEDERATE VETERANS. TT*SA RESIDENT TAFT'S message to the Confederate reunion at ||5 Little Rock, Ark., yesterday and its reception by that body make a pleasant incident for the American people, although there are a few irreeoneilublcs yet extant who view with displeasure all such interchanges of good and patriotic sentiment between the Blue and the Gray. It is now half a century since the Civil War was begun and forty-six years since the war yyas ended. During the latter period both sections have grown and prospered 10 an extent unexampled in the annals of mankind, and every sear left by the war has been obliterated. President Taft’s message is the message patriotic Northern sentiment. I Just a Line About Men Ifou Know Assemblyman Michael Leveen amt his two children are real baseball fans. Without them at the game many per sons would feel lost. While the son of the assemblyman is but in years old, bt knows every player on the Newark roster; and is heard nli through (he game shouting at the top of Ills lungs for the various players to do some thing marvelous. Yesterday the little' follow, with ids sister, was tile life of the grandstand The little miss, while but S years old. kept whispering to her brother not to make so much noise, and the little baseball fan was heard to say, "I toM you to stay at home; baseball is not tor girls." The ussemblyman took keen delight In tile antics of.his chil dren. He is very seldom sure of who is at bat. but the little man, who may some day be an assemblyman, is al ways ready to tell his father “who | 13 up." * * • Air. and Airs, t.'bauncy H. Beasley, j of .South Orange, are still smiling over I an amusing experience “way down .South " They happened to be In Tar pon Springs, Florida, and when they heard that a "darkey” Wedding was "on” in the queer little church in the place they decided to “take it in." The result was they were “taken in" instead. Before .the imposing cere mony had begun and the wheezy mclo dion hud whined its way into sensitive Northern tars the pastor arose and pompously announced that as there were some very prominent people present from the other side of the Mason- and Dixon line the, collection would be taken up before the knot was tied in their distinguished pres ence. As Mr. and Mrs. Beasley were the only white people present they naturally looked somewhat ^bashed. Mr. Beasley felt more abashed when he felt in his pocket for change. All he had was a $& bill, and the plate was already under his nose. So up came the "five" from the pocket and down it went on the plate. "Now let dat ceremony proceed,” came from the pastor, whose grin was broad enough to be felt. “That’s what I would, call a ’South ern hold-up,’" Mr. Beasley whispered to Mrs. Beasley, and their interest In the ceremony was practically at an end, & * * * Walter J. Snyder, of New York, edl-j tor of the Spirit of the Times, a jour- 1 nal devoted to driving and riding horses, pony polo und other sports of the rich, uttended the horse parade hero on Saturday. Standing near the head of the parade .Mr. Snyder waved his hand down the line of high-class horses and remarked, "You may talk about the aeroplanes and flying machines jjind automobiles eventually doing away with horses, but I say no. Never will the mechanical contrivances used for conveying people give the real thrill that comes to the horse lover when he pulls the reins over the back of a thoroughbred.'’ Mr. Snyder admitted that the day ot the draught horses was passing, being superseded by the motor trucks, but he vigorously denied that the harness horse would ever be a thing of the past. COURTEOUS TO THE LAST. A visitor to the jail In a Netv England city was much impresod by the man ners of the few prisoners. ■ "They seem So gentle and so polite," she said. "I knew there were no hard ened criminals’here, hut 1 was not pre pared for such a courteous, even cor dial reception.’’ "Oh, they're cordial and courteous all riglv ” said the Jailer, "but I'd rather have less manners myself.” “You would!” und the visitor was evidently shocked. "I would, ma’am," repeated the Jailer, j ’‘Six months ago one of the politest man I hud here escaped one night and left & note for me saying, ‘I trust ""you will pardon me for the liberty I take.”’ —Youth's Companion. COOPERATION. “Your little girl is of a religious turn of mind, but I fear she'll grow up a suffragette." “Why?" . . “When I snatched her from the path of the auto, Just In time, she exclaim ed: ‘Thank the Lord und this othor woman.' ’’—Toledo Blade. THE WEATHER TODAY. Cloudy tonight; Thursday fair and warmer; *urlalilc’ winds. TIMROD TARPY SEZ r. . roj./<3 tf/rre /TM/of -tytf/CSG. T*/**SS -- rs./rw. w S'S*"* * s*/stm»C£. ’•' . . -73 decrees ! GIRLS SKETCHED ABOUT TOWN I The People s Rostrum f The STAR extends the privilege j of these columns to the public nnd Invites signed communications of not more than one hundred words treating of topics of the hour. (•nine of '/Button, Button." To the Editor of the Evening Star: “Hutton, button, who's’got the but ton?'' Those who have ever been young will remember this “game" and won der why Governor Woodrow Wilson is letting Colonel George (dropped B. Mc Clellan) Harvey play it with Senator j Murtlne's private secretary, George Record, and the rest of the quilting party. Oh! you “button.'' I am pained and shocked at the present personally conducted tour for the White House In 1913. Colonel Harvey, who to my view sold out his benefactor (that prince of good friends, ox-United States Senator James Smith, jr.) and who is the rep resentative of the “Interests,” is the head and front of this businesslike, systematized correspondence school, magazlnclzed and very smug agitation to laud Mr. Wilson In a place in tvhicn he could and would do Incalculable harm to the country. We admit his great ability—at talking. '.Ve adroit he carried New Jersey by a majority beyond the dreams of old or youthful politicians, and so. forsooth, he must wait only till lie has the legislature “off his hands” and then rush out to capture the nomination for President. What unprecedented cheek, what mountainous ambition! No wonder people with a sense of humor smile at the drubbing this Cicero gives the old (nnd passed, he says) methods of doing things. Everything but “I" is wrong now. This may not be very good gram mar. but it means what this great egotist means. Bui W. W. is now see ing things differently and begins to sidestep, take water, explain, becoma coy on certain questions and play 'pos sum. The office of President of tha United States ought to be far above the seeking of it by/ barn-storming methods. If t had not many other rea sons for refusing to “seo” Wilson as a candidate, one alone would quite suf fice. No Colonel Harvey in mine. I like loyalty, not treachery. EVER AND ANON. P. 3.—The most ridiculous thing that has happened Is Senator Marline in vading the White House. -O Antl-Tubfrrulosla Work n Revelation. To the Editor of th*' ISvenlng Star: A recent illustrated lecture on “How to Prevent Tuberculosis," which I at tended, proved a revelation to me in the numerous kernels of information given. Not only was the manner of fighting the white plague best de scribed, but the listeners were told how the most sanitary conditions In tho home might be obtained and thus fight off nil diseases. Those who were present and had theretofore not taken the matter of germs seriously were shown how these pests convey dis ease In a thousand different ways. This interesting lecture work is be ing done by the members of the New ark Anti-Tuberculosis Association, the same organization which has been working for years in this city with out the proper recognition and co operation of the public. There are doubtless thousands of people in New ark who do not know we have an anti tuberculosis association here, and there are many who know of its existence, but that ts all. The latter /class have heard mention of the. association or seen some account of Its work in the newspapers, but the majority of them do not take enough interest to find out where the headquarters of the body are located. Not until Newarkers wake up to a greater Interest In this work will it reach the mark of efficiency it aims at. Seeing that the people themselves are the beneficiaries, they should co operate with the Newark Anti-Tuber culosis Association, and then wo would stand a chance of getting rid of the, w'hlte plague. O. WRIGHT. ! -O Hopes Son Will Buy Proverb Hook. To the Editor of the Evening Star: I want to say about that proverb contest which you arc running In the Evening STAR that it is too easy. I have never been in proverb •contests, but I know what I’m talking about. No doubt after a while they will go*, more difficult, but just now, Mr. Ed itor, they are too easy. Why, I’ve got a little boy at home who can guess most of them. This boy does not ex pect to win that automobile, hut at the same time he may unless the prov erbs stiffen up a bit. He can guess them now without any help of one of those books. I hope lie will huve to buy one later in the contest, as I really think it would do him good to “study up.’’ These contests are great in the way of putting people “wise," and it is for that reason I hope he will buy a book. Even if he does not win one of the | big prizes he Is sure to learn a lot of things ho didn’t know before. That's | something. The old saying is that “we live to learn,” and I'm sure that are can I not begin early enough in life to learn. | Proverb contests are one way of j learning much. 1 wish I had a chance I at them when I was little. Rut they ! didn't have them in my time. FATHER. Be Ready for Reran Bill “Toueh." To the Editor of the Everdug Star: the “tone" of bulf a million dollars. Of ] - _ I TTTTTTiT fTTf TTtTTTTTTTtTf V this burden $125,000 is to be borne, ac cording to a conservative estimate, by the people of Essex county. My, what a pretty sum of money to carry out an experiment! What a fine, large sum of money for the State, to lose Just now. when the United States Supreme Oourl has given the trusts such an “upper-cut!” I mean by that because of the decision the State will fail to receive hereafter many thou sands of dollars from corporations which seek to benefit under Its liberal law's. Some time ugoone of youreontributors to this Interesting column predicted that the Geran law and all which it implies would soon bepome as obsolete as the voting machines. I think he was right, hut the fact is the experiment is •j. most costly one. It was so with the machines. Why should such experi ments be made? A little forethought and common senso should be used in stead. A. 13. -O Should Have Flreboat. To tile Editor of the Evening Star: Why Is It that Newark doe* not pos sess a flreboat ns part of the equip ment of her splendid fire department? Surely there Is enough valuable prop erty on the bunks of the I’assalc river to make such a boat a valuable asset to the city. In many cases, especially u"t some of the large plants. It would be almost Impossible to fight a largo fire from the river side of the plant. Another good use that could bo made of a flreboat would be In the establish ment of a high pressure system for the business section. This plan w as adopt ed in Detroit a number of years ago and lias worked perfectly. Large pipe lines were laid up the principal streets running from the river, with cross eeetlons running to other streets. On an alarm of fire in a dangerous section tile llretug steams to the foot of the nearest street and puts all her powerful pumps at work on the pipe line, with the result that os far as a mile and a half away a stream far sur passing that thrown by any fire engine Is obtained direct from the hydrant. JAMES G. GRAHAM. When it guarantees results to the The Prudential last item. Nothing is estimated, I c nothing is left to cause doubt or t confusion in the future. Its poli= Policy cies are “ironclad” contracts with the rights of the policyholder fully protected. The Prudential .'■■■ ' "" ... iii in ■ ■■■■■■.. I . . I I The public Is cordially Invited to ask questions concerning palm istry. Professor Polydore will en deavor to answer them all. Com munlcatlons will be considered strictly confidential and anony mous ones will also be welcome. Please write only on one side of ( the paper. LXVIII. ENDING OF HEART LINE. " How wonderful Is the diversity of appearance of the life maps a* shown | by the lines and mounts of the palms! 1 Mot one of all the myriads of millions ! of hands is exactly like any other. And though there be a similarity between band and hand of, say, parent and | child or between twins, there hav* probably never been two hands alto gether alike. So true is this that some years go | an offer of *r>00 was made if two hands ! could be produced that would tally with each other in every respect; and yet nobody came forward to claim the reward. All of which is merely preliminary to the point I desire to make, which is that although there seems so little dif ference between one Heart line and. another that a person not versed in palmistry would probably not be able to seo any difference at all, there is, nevertheless, so great a diversity that to set forth all the divergences would fill up more volumes with literature on the Heart line alone than would suf fice to fill a library. This would, of course, be rather in convenient for our purpose, which, after all, is not so much to tabulate every conceivable variation of the ' lines as to engender a mode of thinking that shall enable you to make your [ own combinations and draw your own conclusions without having any need to have recourse to the memory or a. hook for every fresh deviation from tile normal appearance of any of the lines. - Now, one of the most unusual depart ures from the normal is when the Heart line, with the natural course of which across the hand you have already become familiur, after leaving the Mount of Jupiter, takes a sharp upward turn toward one or other of the mounts, as, for instance, when it turns toward the Mount of Saturn. This is rarely a good sign. Good, I say, because, after all, it does occa sionally signify that a person hart turned his mind to sober, serious thoughts. But ordinarily the sudden turn toward the Mount of Saturn sig nifies some unmitigated evil. For, not only may it signify poor health, but it is also customarily an inexhaustible source of moral obliquity. For if there is nothing to neutralise the baneful effect, the malice which is part of the inherent characteristic-of those of the Saturnian type will be present, if there Is the least bit of a suggestion of yel low in the color of the nails or palm. How are health and moral defect* distinguished In regard to such a Heart line? Well, if the color is yellow and the nails are brittle or rklged It is more than likely that there lurks some where in the system paralysis, rheu matism or heart disease. The former two sicknesses are peculiar to the Sa turnian type, while the heart disease may be Inferred from the fact that the heart line is so short. This short ness, a bad enough sign in itself, is rendered doubly menacing by the other signs of ill health. But now let us turn from the end ing on the Mount of Saturn to the case where the heart Hire terminates on the Mount of Apollo. Ah. here everything is so cheerful! The gloomy, morose neighbor, despite his proximity, cannot east the shadow i of his influence over the sunny son of art and beauty; and In the heart of this Apollonian is a song the live long day. That is. unless there are health defects Indicated by the nail* or l he color. In the latter case the indication of heart disease is almost Infallible, for heart trouble is peeuliarty an affliction to which Apollonians are ‘‘to the man ner born.” If Mercury’s Mount is the favored one the line runs to. and there Is no indication of illness (in nails, color or the like), you should interpret the marking as a great fondness for what ever pertains to the Mercurian char acter. Such a person will probably be very shrewd and will allow money to influence him even In the affairs of ljls heart. If the nails are ridged or there irt much of the yellow color In the noli* or palm look out for bilious fevers or indigestion, for these are the ailments characteristic of the Mercurian type.