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JAMES SMITH, JR. FOUNDED MARCH 1, 1832. Published «v«ry afternoon, Sunday* excepted, by the Newark Dally Advertiser Publishing Company. Entered a» second-class matter February 4, 1908. at the Postofllce, Newark, N. J.. under tha Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Weekly Edition—THE SENTINEL OF FREEDOM. EatablUhed 1706. Member of the Associated Press ar American Newspaper Publishers' Association. MAIN OFFICE, 794 Broad Street, Newark. Telephono 1830 Market. ORANGE OFFICE, 14 Cone Street. Orange. Telephone 469 Orange. ROSEVILLE BRANCH OFFICE, 392 Seventh Avenue. Telephone 227-W, Jranch Bic-’t. CLINTON HILL BRANCH OFFICE, 196 Peshine Avenue. Telephony 1661-M-5, Waverly. HARRISON OFFICE, 324 Harrison Avenue, IlarrlHon. Telephone 1830 Market. CHICAGO OFFICE. Rteger Building. NEW YORK OFFICE, northwest comer Twenty-eighth Street and Fifth Avenue. MILLEURN OFFICE, Mlllburn Avenue. Telephone 101-L, Mlllburn. Mall Subscription Hntea (PoJitnge Prepaid Wltliln the Postal Union.) One year, $3.00; nix months. $1 BO; three months, 7C cents; one month, 26 cents. Delivered by carriers In any part of Newark, the Oranges. Harrison. Kearny, Montclair, Bloomfield and all neighboring towns. Subscriptions may b^e given to newsdealers ar sent to this office ___[ VOLUME I.XXX.—NO. 153. THURSDAY EVEN ING, JUNE 29, 1911. CANDIDATES BY BATTALIONS. eOMMISSION government in Trenton opened the floodgates, and the petitions for commissionership jobs have come in so fast that the official machinery has been kept working over time to receive and file them. It was hardly suspected that there existed in quiet and prosaic Trenton such an inveterate itch for public office. Sedate people are rubbing their eyes in wonder. At the rate the petitions have come in it seems as if the whole com munity will be candidates for commissionerships by the time the list is made up. If it is so bad in Trenton, imagine what it would be in Jersey City or Hoboken, where it is said that every schoolboy graduates with the ambition of public office. And in this multiply ing of candidacies, what kind of a set of commissioners will the town get and by what kind of pluralities? There is going to be an interesting study in the results of the commission government elec tion in Trenton._ ONE GOOD AND ONE FOOLISH REGULATION. WELL-MANNERED people generally will applaud the ordi nance just passed by the council of Bradley Beach for bidding people to wear uncloaked bathing suits through the streets. It would be to the credit of larger resorts if they fol lowed the example of the fast-growing and well-conducted little borough just south of Ocean Grove. The parade of bathers past their neighbors’ dwellings in attire suitable only for the surf is a feature of life in many seaside towns that is offensive to good taste. On the beach the ordinary conventions of society may be laid aside to a certain extent. But there is no more reason why men and women in bathing suits should promenade the streets of Asbury Park, Belmar and Spring Lake than Broad street, Newark. A second regulation adopted at Bradley Beach, forbidding surf bathing on Sunday afternoon, is another question, and it is hard to see the reason for it. Sunday afternoon at our coast resorts is pecul iarly the bathing time of the nursemaids and other domestic help. In most cases it is their only opportunity to enjoy a dip in the ocean. It is upon this class that what one summer resident aptly describes as a “Puritanical blue law” will bear most severely. The Bradley Beach borough fathers have enacted one wise and one foolish man 'd^te. _ ^PROGRESS IN THE NATIONAL GUARD. DT is gratifying to see the progress that is being made by the New Jersey National Guard toward the idea of a military force well disciplined ns well as seasoned, well officered by young, active and capable men; well equipped in all the essentials of a modern military establishment; full of esprit du corps and ready to take to the field at a few hours’ notice. All the progress witnessed has been made in a surprisingly short time, aud, it may be added, under much difflchlty and against obstinate opposition by those who. as a distinguished statesman has said, “wear their eyes in the bade of their heads.” The officers camp of instruction at Sea Girt was an innovation that proved an instant success. It will now be a permanent feature of the State guard, for it proved a hriliiant success, even though it was disapproved of by the small reactionary old militia element in the official staff. Infantry of ficers have learned that an officer’s commission is neither for orna ment nor play, but brings manly obligations and requires practise and study and a strict attention to duty. The old fashioned and worthless features of organization so congenial for the aging officer who likes things to remain as they were and as they are have been changed or are changing. The medical service of the State guard was formerly a good, or bad, joke. The departments are now consolidated, while the quartermaster and commissary departments are on the same plan as in the regular army for the annual encamp ment. Advantage lias been taken of tlie facilities offered by the war department. Artillery officers have been sent to Fort Riley and the signal corps officers to Fort Leavenworth for instruction and training, and officers of all branches have served with the regular army in Texas ns a school for instruction. In many essential re spects the work of the State guard conforms with that of the regular army, and officers and men are imbibing the true military spirit. It will not be long, also, before the State camp will be a State reservation in the highlands and a summer outing for the State guard be a series of instructive campaigns instead of the convential lounge in camp at Sea Girt. A HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED TRUST. S it is now charged by the government that the leading raaga zines are combined in a trust in violation of the Sherman act, it appears that the government, through its postoffice department, has been subsidizing this trust for many years al a cost of $00,000,000 annually, the payment of this great subsidy obliging the American people to pay excessive letter postage in order that the postal service might he maintained. It lias been shown to the department of justice that the trust has absolute control of the sale and circulation of magazines and periodicals and that retail dealers who do not sell tit trust prices have their sup plies cut off. There is a system of tines for offending dealers. The charges also allege that news agencies are prevented from making competitive bids in prices for subscriptions to periodicals to any library or institution maintaining a public reading room, and the libraries aud reading rooms are forced 1o pay higher prices for magazines and periodicals than they would otherwise pay. Tito trust is therefore not only in restraint of trade, but also of popular enlightenment. And the concerns embraced in this trust have been and are subsidize^ for millions by the government that now lias to prosecute it! THAT STATE DEPARTMENT GRAFT. SUMMING up the facts disclosed by the investigation of the scandal in the state department at Washington over the purchase of a portrait for $7110, for which a voucher for $2,450 was put on file, the House committee says in its report: “The indisputable facts show that $1,600 was in the possession of Mor rison as disbursing clerk and Michael as chief clerk, and its dis position is unaccounted for except by the letter of Michael to the state department in 1000, saying he turned it over to Secretary Hay, who at the time of said letter was dead.” Prosecution of the implicated officials is barred by the statute of limitations, but these men are in the government service and one is now consul-general at Calcutta. The committee recommends that they be dismissed. It is up to Secretary Knox. The outrageous reflection upon the late distinguished Secretary John Hay by one of the implicated men “Jx^ld insure his eroint: at once. I* Ik.!-':, S . t. . The STAR extend" the prlvlltite of these columns to the public and Invites signed communications of not more than one hundred words treating of topics of the hour. Fiend* for Conrtesy to Women, To the Editor of the Evening Star: Poor "Mere Man” who protests against giving up his seat to a woman in a trolley cor Is to be pitied! Why should he, a hard-working man, give up his seat to one who shops all day? "Mere Man” surely does not stop to consider that he Is rather hasty. He has not stopped to think that women aro much weaker than men Insofar as their physical constitution is con cerned. He has also lost track of the fact that even in these days of “womun suffrage" the pretty amenities accorded women by men through reason of the fact that physically they are stronger Is not dying out, nor will this custom, handed down to us, and so strikingly evidenced In Sir Walter Raleigh's case, be eradicated while we can consider ourselves gentlemen. Again, “Mere Mon” seemingly does not realize that women ever get tired. Lot him try a few hours’ shopping and then have to stand up In a car. I have worked all day long, and I would much prefer this than the after effects of a shopping tour, which Is far more enervating physically than a hard day’s work. And so, I think our friend should look somewhere else for his complaint and not hurt himself in the eyes of all good fellow men wjio can appreciate the woman’s right to what little cour tesy, unfortunately, she 1b now being shown. B. A. C. Views on Commission Rule, To the Editor of the Evening Star: I see that the commission form of government has been handed a few more hard blows. . Following the ex ample set by Bayonne. New Brunswick and Hoboken defeated the proposition yesterday by overwhelming majorities. I expect the measure will meet the same fate In many other municipalities in the near future. I guess the adher ents of the commission form of gov ernment are not quite so sanguine now as they were when they started the movement. GOVERNMENT. Wilson Again Criticised. To the Editor of the Evening Star: Let me call attention to the fact that the printing of the sessional laws of the Legislature has been delayed this year beyond all reason. Thanks mainly to the excursion of our argonautlc Governor In search of a golden fleece those who have need for copies of the lf^ws, and who must wait the pleasure of his wandering excellency, are at a sore disadvantage to know the exact terms of numerous wise and unwise statutes recently placed on the books. Yours sincerely', LAWYER. Newark, June 26. Nutley License Matters. To the Editor of the Evening Star: It seems to me that the Council at Nutley did not consider very deeply the feelings of the residents when it granted to two saloon-keepers licenses whereby the men are allowed to sell liquor. The testimony of the Rev. Dr. Condlt, It appears to me, did not have very much weight with the members. Not only was there opposition by the members of the church, but I am sure many other citizens of the township were opposed to the granting of the licenses. Another thing I wish to know is, Did the Council Investigate the charges preferred by the citizens of the town that Lars J. Pettersen had brought from New York every Satur day night women for immoral pur poses? As long as the men have re ceived their licenses, It Is no use to argue further, but I, as one of the town residents, wish to express my dis gust with the way In which they acted. NUTLEY RESIDENT. Unsanitary Milk Cans. To the Editor of the Evening Star: I would like to make a little com plaint against the unsanitary use of milk cans. I was visiting a small dairy In the city recently and I saw them put milk in cans which were not com pletely cleansed at the bottom, and out of which they had to drive flies before they poured the milk in. This Is only one case which was brought to my attention. Would it not be a good scheme to compel the milk dealers to bottle all their milk at the dairy? Bottles are much easier to cleanse and dry thaq the larger cans and the milk would not need so much handling. The same dealer told me that his place is only inspected every month or so. CITIZEN. Criticise Seller’s Methods. To the Editor of the Evening Star: If you will permit me I should like to take up a few lines in your paper re garding a practise now in operation in our city which I do not approve of In the least. This morning a young mao culled at my home, presenting a so called engrossed memorial on the death of my father, which took place almost twelve years ago. The paper was fin ished in detail, and the agent, whoever he was, demanded three dollars for it. Seeing the money was not forthcom ing, he stated he would sell for a trad ing stamp book, and later offered It for the sum of one dollar. If this man Is working within the law the least he can do is to ask permis sion to make up a paper such as he is trying to sell. A. J. THATCHER. 46 Crawford street. Does Conductor Own Papers f To the Editor of the Evening Star: The other morning while leaving a train after having read several nows papers I had with me I picked up one of the many left in the seats—one J had not read. At that moment tlu conductor of the train came along quite busy In gathering up all. Ho made a remark to W'hich I paid no at tention Just them, not thinking it was meant for me: "You have no right to take away anything left in the seats!" Being last in the line leaving the car I thought afterward he might have meant me, and that he meant to imply that I had been "stealing" a news paper. If he did so, wouldn’t it Jar you? When he came into the waiting-room at the station he had a big roll of papers. If he is asked by the railroad company (which I don’t believe) to bring papers found to the office, in case anyone should call for a news paper left, lost, strayed or "stolen,” it was all right, but If he personally gives them away or sells them then he had no business to talk to me or to anyone else in such a tone or manner. He is ordinarily a good enough fel low, says "Good morning" while he punches your ticket, etc. I have been thinking of talking to him or having him "called on the carpet,” but will wait till some one answers this ques tion: "Who owns the newspapers left In the cars?" J. P. HOLM 154 Nassau street, New York. June 29, 1911. aasff Suggests Motor Street Cleaners. To the rat!or of the .Evening Star: How long will It take the Board of Works to wake up to the fact that the present system of cleaning the streets Is as unsanitary almost as leaving the dirt where it lies? Notwithstanding the fact that the streets are sprinkled before the sweepers are sent over them, more or less dust, probably more, is bound to fly about and get to the lungs of passersby and Into windows of ad jacent dwellings. Other progressive cities uso motor trucks for this work, which not only sweep up the dust, but carry it off without letting it rise from the streets. The Investment would amount to something, of course, but in the end thero would be a big saving in labor, and, most of all, in time and efficiency. Yours, PEDESTRIAN. JSTAIinb.. 1r°ut M&rJ r When Vice-Chancellor Frederick W. Stevens wants to forget the cares of his office, and they are many, he hies himself to the golf links near his home In Morristown. He gives the same ab sorbing attention which he gives to cases on the bench, whether they in volve complicated business troubles or strained relations between the “ever lasting feminine” and “mere man.” The younger generation of legal lights Is generally unaware of the fact that a score of years ago Vice-Chancellor Stevens figured in nearly all of the1 great cases involving State issues and that he once held the position of coun ty counsel. • • » Isaac Lowenstein, a lawyer, holds the j record for attendance at ball games at \ Wiedenmayer’s Park. So far this sea- | son he has not missed a game, and has taken all sorts of chances on visiting the grounds even when the weather was threatening. • * • The Rev. Dr. George Walton King Is as Jolly as ho looks and likes to hear a good story. While visiting friends In Bradley Beach the other day he asked a Mrs. Jones, of Newark, to tell again a story he considers excellent. This is the,story: “Mrs. Jones,” said an excited young man, "there is a big fire on the beach and several camels, elephants, tigers and ponies were burnt up. I think you ought to go to see It.” Mrs. Jones did not stop to remove her gingham apron but started for the beach. When she arrived there she found that everything the young man had told her was true! The merry-go round was burned to cinders, and all the wooden animals perished in .the flames. Dr. King had heard the story before, but to see him laugh one would think it was absolutely new to him. LOCAL WAR NEWS OF FIFTY YEARS AGO. The Newark Daily Advertiser, now the STAR, on June 29, 1861, published the following: Arrival of I.ealle’a Remains. The body of Private Leslie, a mem ber of the First Regiment. New Jersey Volunteers, recently drowned in Wash ington, arrived in this city yesterday afternoon in charge of the sergeant of tho company to which he had belonged. It was wrapped In the American (lag. A deputation of the Temperance So ciety, of which Leslie had been a mem ber, were waiting at the depot with carriages and a hearse, and the re mains were taken to his former resi dence in Bank street. THE WEATHER TODAY. Fair ton Ik kt nnd Friday; moderate northerly wind*. TlMROl) TARPY SEZ /YoT ^ /VSfXr/vy^/>e^ £fOK C*/?#/2r*S /r Tmpcrature at 1 p. np....83 degrees *■ 1 . . ••’.’* ■■*..;..k-,.'■'■;••>, FIS lO-FOOT INHALE FOSSIL New York Museum of Natural History Gets New Preliis* toric' Specimens. NEW YORK, June 29.—Following a six months’ tour, during which he traveled more than IOjOOO miles, Bar num Brown, associate curator of fossil reptiles in the American Museum of Natural History, has returned to New York with many trophies of his trav els in Mexico, Cuba, and four South ern States. Mr. Brown spent most of his time in Mexico and Cuba. Several important ’’finds" were made by Mr. Brown in Mexico. One of these was the nearly complete skeleton of a glyptodon, which is said to be related to the armadillo of ancient days Thlo specimen is about 5% feet long and 5 feet in height. Another interesting And in Mexico was a pair of lower Jaw bones of an early mastodon, which Mr. Brown discovered in Sonora. He also found a number of localities for fossil vertebrates in that region, and found numerous specimens of masto dons, mammoths and horses of early periods. From Mexico City Mr. Brown went to Texas, where he obtained fossil speci mens of the mastodon and mammoth. He continued to explore Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana in search of the remains of the zenglodon, or pre historic whale. He succeeded in locat ing some important specimens of this beast between seventy and eighty feet in length. POEM BY KIPLING AGAINST DECLARATION OF LONDON. LONDON, June 29.—Rudyard Kipling has brought a poem into the political arena in behalf of the opponents of the Declaration of London which the gov ernment is pushing through the Com mons. Basing the reported intention of the government not to allow Its fol lowers to vote Independently, but to Insist upon coalition In support of the declaration, Kipling apostrophises the government as "panting to shame the nation," even before the coronation guests have departed. Recalling the service at the Abbey the poem runs: The light is still In our eyes Of faith and gentlehood, Of service and sacrifice, And it does not match our mood To turn so soon to your sophistries That starve our land of our food. Another stanza reads: Walt till the money goes, Walt till the visions fade, We may bertay in time, God knows; But we would not have it said When you make report to our scornful foes That we kissed as we betrayed. PLAN TO ABOLISH SCHOOL “FRATS” AND SORORITIES. CHICAGO, June 29.—Students of Chi cago high schools must Bign a con tract not to join a fraternity or any other secret society when they report for study in September, according to the action taken by the Board of Edu cation yesterday in Its plans to abolish high school fraternities and sororities FRUIT AND BUDS AT ONE TIME. LYNN, Mass., June 29.—James Burn ham, of 12 Jackson street, has a pear tree which bears fruit and blossoms at the same time. Just now many of the limbs are bent with the weight of full grown, ripe, rosy and Juicy pears, while intermingled with these are hundreds of buds and blossoms, Mr. Burnham says the tree produces three crops yearly, the first of which he will pick next week and the third in October. TRIBUTE TO “DRUMMERS.” At the twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Society of Austrian Traveling Salesmen, which took place recently, the American drummer was referred to in a highly complimentary way by one of the speakers. "There was a time when boldness, wit, the ability to tell many stories, and to tell them well, and a willingness to entertain lavishly were potent factors in the art of sales manship," said the speaker, “and these qualities made a man valuable as a salesman. But the American has cast them aside for real knowledge of the business, Industry and society. The 'man on the road’ used to be a peddler jingling his bells’ to attract attention; now he is a merchant. The best of this new class can be found in the United States of America.” A VA CA TION FUR TA TION « . Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hannoch, of this | city, left today for Lake Kezar, Brown's Camp, Centre Lovell, Me., for a two weeks’ stay. Mr. Hannoch Is business manager of the Newark Sunday Call. Mrs. William Miller and her daugh ter, Miss Tina Miller, of 300 Hunter don street, will leave Sunday for Fleischmann’s Station, Sullivan county, N. Y., where they will spend July and August. Mrs. Frederick B. Keim and her daughter, Miss Marlon Keim, will leave Saturday for a short sojourn at Long Island, after which they will spend the remainder of the summer at Lakewood and Asbury Park. Upon returning they will occupy their new home at 73 Sey mour avenue. Newarkers who sailed for Europe yesterday include Mr. and Mrs. Will iam Jamouneau and Miss Doris Jamouneau, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Jamouneau and Robert Patrick and son. Miss Murphy, Miss Florence E. Mur phy and Miss Dorothy Lee, of this city, left yesterday for Poland Springs, Me. GRAND CHAPTER, SIGMA CHI, PLANS MEMORIAL. PITTSBURG, Pa.. June 29.—The question of building a memorial at Ox ford. O., was brought before the grand chapter of the Sigma Chi, and a com mittee, headed by George Ade, the Indiana humorist, as chairman, was appointed to investigate plans for the proposed building. Members of the organization from all parts of the country continue to ar rive here. Secretary of the Interior Fisher is expected today for the con vention banquet. CHICAGO’S RICHEST WOMEN. CHICAGO, June 29.—Names of the three richest women in Chicago were made public on the completion of the personal property tax lists. They are: Mrs. Nettle F. McCormick, $2,595,000; Mrs. Emmons Blaine, $1,950,000; Vir • ginia McCormick, $1,350,000. Thl3 is the value of personal property only, in cluding stocks, bonds, mortgages and jewels. Mrs. Blaine believes that wealth is unjustly distributed. LAW GUARDING “OLD GLORY.” So far Congress has enacted no stat ute for the protection of our national standard since February 20, 1905, and then only so far as to prohibit the reg istering of any trademark having upon it the flag or coat of arms of the United States. The Ooulden bill prohibits the I placing of any advertisement of any nature upon the flag of the United States or of any State, or anyone’s “exposing or causing to be exposed to public view for sale or to give away any flag, standard, color or ensign so painted or marked as described.” It r^Jso makes it a mlsdeameanor for any one publicly to mutilate or insult the flag. Mrs. Grover Cleveland, Miss Esther Cleveland, Miss Marlon Cleveland and Mr. Richard Cleveland, of Princeton, are at the Weldon, Greenfield, Mass. -- Mr. Charles D. Hillis, secretary t1' President Taft, and Mrs. Hillis and family w114 be entertained over the week-end by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Webb, of 261 Lincoln avenue, Oraiifio. Mr. Hlllls will leave Sunday night to join the President In Boston. After a visit of several days with Mr. and Mrs. Webb. Mrs. Hlllls and family will leave for Long Island. -* Miss Olive Decker, of Reynolds ter race, Orange, entertained Informally at bridge yesterday afternoon. -* Mrs. Samuel O. Church and Mr. Orvis Church, of Summit street, East Orange, sailed yesterday on the Campania. They will motor through Scotland, and after a stay In London will go to North Cape, Christiania, Copenhagen, Stock holm, Berlin, Dresden and Paris. The College Woman’s Club of Essex County will hold its annual summer house party at Point Pleasant during the week of July 10 to 17. HARVEST, THRESH, MILL, BAKE WHEAT IN HALF HOUR. < BELOIT, Kan., June 29.—What Is thought to be the world’s time record In harvesting, threshing, milling and baking into bread was made yesterday with wheat from the W. S. Gable farm, two miles west of town. The time con sumed in doing this was exactly thirty minutes. At fourteen minutes after 3 the team started into the field with the header, and one minute later the harvested wheat was at the threshing machine. At 3:23 Mr. Gable drove his touring car up to the mill door, and at 3:29 flour had been made from the wheat by the regular process employed by the Beloit Milling Company. At 3:30 the flour was delivered at Walker Bros.’ bakery, and the baker made biscuits that were taken from the oven at 3:44. just thirty minutes from the time tho header went into the wheat field. ENGINEERING SOCIETY ELECTS. PITTSBURG, June 29.—The nine teenth annual convention of the So ciety for the Promotion of Engineer ing Education last night elected the following officers: President, W. J. Raymond, University of Iowa; vice president, C. C. Anthony, Tuft’s Col lege, Massachusetts, and Frank B. Gll breth. New York; members of execu tive council, J. N. Boyd, Ohio State University; C. H. Crouch, University of North Dakota; F. L. Emery, Uni versity of West Virginia; H. H. 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