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JAMES SMITH. JR. FOUNDED MARCH 1, 1832. DnbUehed every afternoon, Sundays excepted, hr the Nex.ark Dally Advertiser Publishing Company. M / Entered as second-class matter February 4, 19<*. at the Poatofflce. Newark, N. J.. under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Weekly Edition—THE SENTINEL OF FREEDOM. Established 1TM. Member of the Associated Piess and American Newspaper Publishers' Association. MAIN OFFICE. 794 Broad Street. Newark. Telephone 6300 Market, j ORANOE OFFICE, 14 Cone Street, Orauge. Telephone 459 Orange. ,fi ROSEVILLE BRANCH OFFICE, 392 Seventh Avenue Telephone 227-W. Branch Brook CLINTON HILL BRANCH OFFICE, 1% Poshlne Avenue. Telephone 1861-M-5, Wnverly. HARRISON OFFICE, 324 Harrison Avenue. Harrison. Telephone 6300 Market. CHICAGO OFFICE. Steger Building. NEW YORK OFFICE, northwest corner Twent.v-elghth Street and Fifth Avenue. MILLBURN OFFICE. MUIhurn Axenue. Telephone 101-L, Mlllburn. N. J. SEASHORE OFFICE, 222 Main Street. A8bury Park. N. J. Phone 1224 Asbury Park. ■8 ATLANTIC CITY. The Dorland Advertising Agency. fMall Subscription Rates (Poslnge Prepaid Within the Postal Union.) One year, $3.00; six months. $1.50; three months. 75 cents; one month. 26 cents. Delivered by carriers In any part of Newark, the Oranges, Harrison. Kearny, Montclair, BH JMoomfleld and all neighboring towns. Subscription* may be given to newsdealers or sent to ftfele office. Have the Newark Evening STAR mailed to your summer address. Your regular dealer Vfll take your order, or you mny leave same nt any of our offices. When ordering paper atate whether Orange, West Hudson, last or sporting edition la desired. VOLUME LX XX.—NO. 188. THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 10. 1911. I GREAT RAILROAD LABOR CRISIS IMPENDING. NOTHER great struggle between the railroad interests and organized labor is forecasted in the issue that lias arisen in the Middle West, where the employees of the Western rail roads have made demands upon the companies equivalent to an out lay of $50,000,000 a year. The employees demand increased pay as well as shorter hours, necessitating a large increase in the labor force. Recognition of the labor union's representatives is refused bv the railroad managers, arbitration will not be listened to and the railroads are prepared to tight. If a struggle shall begin it will probably involve the railroad systems in the East, and in any event will seriously affect them and be disastrous to the business of the country. The conviction is held by many railroad men that sooner or later the question of labor must be fought out and that it is the policy of the railroad companies to force the issue as soon as possible and have it settled. The Western railroads cannot afford to increase their labor expenses by the gigantic sum of fifty mil lions annually. They would rather sacrifice the money in a strug gle tliaf would impoverish the labor union, and, besides, the rail road company can always recoup its losses. Labor never can. A BIT OF INCONSISTENCY. THE Republican county campaign virtually opens tonight, when the county committee meets to take the necessary action in regard to the party primaries to be held next month. The Republican organization leaders hare done much preliminary work. In fact, in no previous year were they so far advanced at this time : in preparations for the fall campaign. The progressive element of the party has even forestalled the regulars and adopted a ticket for the primaries that is distinctively progressive and anti-organiza tion. Having done this, and without any objection, it would seem that the Progressive leaders would have no ground for criticism of the organization if it should put up organization candidates. But nevertheless the county committee is denounced in advance for its presumed intention to put up an organization ticket for the primaries. At (he committee meeting tonight those members who i are affiliated with the Progressive organization will doubtless be present and will lie enabled to protest against any move by the committee to follow the example of their organization and indorse candidates. THE POLLUTION Oh THE BALLOT IN ATLANTIC. THE story that conies from Atlantic City to the effect that on tin last election three negresses dressed in male attire voted seventeen times seems incredible, but there was testi mony in the Assembly committee investigation that a negro did vote twenty-six times in that election. One performance would ‘ about match the other. But who was responsible for these crimes I against the ballot? Not the besottedly ignorant creature who did the repeating, but the white criminal who hired the creature and the criminal who knowingly accepted his fraudulent ballot. CONDEMNING DISTRICT SCHOOL BUILDINGS. I TTY the new school law the State school authorities have I ll J the power to condemn district school buildings that are not properly constructed or are otherwise untit for occu pancy. Twenty-two school buildings in Passaic county have now ; been condemned and cannot be used by the districts in w'hicli they 5 are located until necessary improvements and changes are made. These schools are all in four townships and one borough. The action taken by the State commissioners in Passaic will doubtless be followed by similar action in other counties. There are scores of tsehoolhnuses in New Jersey that are unfit and even dangerous. It is the duty of the school district to provide school buildings and sites and to furnish them, and too often the school district board is either parsimonious or neglectful. Men get on these boards w'ho are incapable of school management. The old State Board of Edu . cation did not have <lie power conferred on the1 new board and could not discipline the district boards, so these boards have built and maintained schoolhouses as they pleased and without any supervjsing authority. Under the new law there will be a salutary change in schoolliouse conditions in tin* smaller districts of the State where these conditions prevail. THE TOO MUCH PRAISED HEN. ECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE WILSON has sounded the praises of the American hen for its industry in ndding to the national wealth. Now comes the American Poultry Asso ciation with the statement that the hen, so far from being the industrious worker that Secretary Wilson says she is, really loafs three-fourths of her time. It is shown by statistics that on an average the hen lays only eighty eggs in a year of 365 days. In stead of cracking up the leisurely hen Secretary Wilson would bet ter try to do something to increase the output. Eggs are abnor mally high and the cause of high prices lies between the hen and cold storage. If the hen could be made to work six days in the week, taking Sunday off for a rest, the output would be trebled. Cold storage could not then control the supply and the price of eggs would come down to the figures that ruled in the days of our grandmothers. EXTENSION OF THE INLAND WATERWAY. EN building an inland waterway from Cape May to Bay Head the State has gone only half way. The northern terminus of the waterway has no connections, and is simply a jumping-off place. All the purpose the improvement can serve is to establish waterway communication between places in South Jersey. The logical and necessary thing to do is to extend the waterway so as to make an outlet into New York bay. The southern terminus is the new harbor at Cape May, which some day will have commercial importance. The northern terminus should be the harbor of New j York. If the extension should be made, by far the greater part of . the traffic would be tributary to New York waters, and it would open for South Jersey marketmen and fishermen a large and valu able market reached direct by water navigation. The South Jersey municipalities contributed nothing to the cost of building the Cape May and Bay Head canal, and why should the North Jersey munici ----- | The Magpie’s Diversion | A FABLE. T* One That Aenop Unfortunately Overlooked. * AMONG the denizens of a very extensive forest was a magpie that had a great deal of leisure. This magpie led a very active life, however, and was continually flitting about, with great enthusiasm, from its nest te the outer confines of the forest and back again. And each time it brought back a piectror shred of dyed wool or a piece of colored glass or a bright fragment of tinsel and stowed them away in its nest. All this created great wonderment among the other birds, who, though they confessed an eye to the beautiful, did not gratify it to the extent of feathering their nests with every gaudy piece of junk they could pick up. “What is the use of all this?” they asked the magpie. “They don’t leave it where you can find it, even if you admire it? You are never home long enough to take a good look at It.” “Well, I’ll tell you, replied the magpie. “Next to the fun of getting it, it’s a lot of comfort to me to know that I’ve got it.” In the meantime J. Pierpont Morgan continues accumulating the world’s medieval relics. MORAL: The magpie and Morgan would be in the minority if it weren’t for so many of us being collectors of picture postcards. The STAR extends the privilege of these columns to the public and Invitee signed communications of not more than one hundred words treating of toplce of the hour. Prevention Better Than Redrew. To the Editor of the Evening Star: In a recent edition of your paper you had a photograph of a check for ninety two thousand seven hundred dollars and fifty-one cents, representing a Judgment of seventy thousand dollars against the Northern Pacific railroad with interest from 1906 at the rate of about $13.76 a day. The man who re ceived this record judgment had both legs and one arm cut off and recov ered after a long session In a Califor nia hospital. What good is a man with no legs and only one arm? True, his family will have the benefit of the money, but even at that they will know that It was only gotten by their rela tive suffering. Why can’t the railroads be forced to fix all the dangerous spots In their systems so that there will be no such horrible accidents? It wbuld mean a savinj of Injuries to the people and moniy to the railroad. JUSTICE. July 2T. To the Editor of the Evening Star: I have been unable to get the list of correct answers to the proverbs In the recent contest, and would ask that you kindly advise through the column! of your paper on what date same ap peared. If the list has not been published, will you kindly publish same, as I should like to compare my Hat of an swers. Thanking you In advance, I am, "PUZZLED.'’ New York, Aug. 7, 1911. Which Side In Right f To the Editor of the livening Star. The fight between the State auto mobile department and the dealers seems to me to be either worthy of very serious attention or else dropped entirely from the newspapers, allow ing the interested parties to fight It out themselves. For many months now the State de partment has been more or less under fire, first from the members of the associated auto clubs and now, ap parently. from the manufacturers and dealers, One side or the other must be right In their contentions. The general pub lic, I believe, desires to know which side Is In the right. For the constant bickering I do not believe the public cares in the least. AUTO OWNER. Defends Dr. Wrlghtson. To the Editor of the Evening. Star: It seems too bad that the City Hos pital does not get all the funds that it needs and that it! good work is In danger of being hampered because of the lack of funds. When Dr. Wrlghtson, as chairman of the hospital committee, assumed the attitude that he would rather resign than be crippled in his work he acted the part of a good citizen and con scientious official. There should be no "skimping'' in work of this kind. It is entirely too serious to be handicapped. X. Y. Z. Why So Many Candidate*. To the Editor of the Evening Star. Why Is It that In the ranks of the simon-pure patriots there are always more candidates for sheriff than for any other Job? A sheriff doesn't make any of the laws which the simon-pures say they want. Usually the simon pures have more candidates for sheriff than the Democratic and the Republi can parties put together. Youre, INQUISITIVE. Heed the Warming. To the Editor of the Evening Star: A short time ago I read In your pa per an item about a motorman of a street car who was fined |10 In the First Precinct Court for passing a commuter on a cornfr after he was given the signal to stop. This should be warning enough for other motormen. but apparently they are Indifferent, for no less than five Ignored me yesterday. Now,-1 do not like to make a com plaint against these men, but they will do the same trick on some other per son some day and pay 910 for their trouble. I hope motormen will take warn ing from this letter for their own sake and for the sake of the commuters. ALFRED TURNER. Glad Woman Typists Mast Go. To the Editor of the Evening Star: That the Southern Pacific Railroad people have decided to dispense with the services of women stenographers is a gratifying sign of the times. The rea son given is that as soon as they be come of value to the company, because ■ ___ of a few years of experience, they get married. While the result Is most gratifying, I do not like the reason. The company, in the first place, surely only employed female help because it was ihesper than male. Now the company, In jus tice to the unsuspecting females, ought to tell them that the real reason why they are not wanted is because they do not measure up to their Jobs. "Wherever women have entered fields of employment held by men they have had the effect of reducing wages. Tne employers, as a rule, thought that they were exercising true economy by get ting cheaper help. They are now learn ing the stern lesson that It Is more eco nomical to pay a good salary to a Bteady man than a poor salary to an "unsteady” woman. Woman has her place in the economy of nature. My humble and, perhaps, old-fashioned opinion Is that It is the home. MARRIED. Who Can Answer! To the Editor of the Evening Rtar: Is Mrs. Wllsoft, the mayor of Hune well, Kan., who scolds the town eoun ! v*ll at every meeting:, any relation to the Governor of New Jersey. Yours truly. INQUIRER. Connie Mack, the astute manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, very seldom makes a prediction as to what show ing he expects his club to make in the American League pennant race. In view of the fact that the Athletics are now in the lead in the American League, having displaced Detroit last Friday, the following statement made by Mack in a letter to a friend on June 28 last is significant: "We* will be in the lead by August 10," wrote Connie, "and we will stay there. Detroit is a good club, but their pitchers will not last. Mine will." • * * Edward Van Houten, the new guard and bureau of information of the Broad street front of the "Rock of Gib raltar," is a veteran Newarker. So when the usual fool came along the other day and wanted to know the lo cation of the Prudential building he promptly and firmly pointed to the mass of granite behind him and threw in a lot of extra information besides, and did it without a wink. Then the fool, a day or two afterward, thought he had one on the officer, but he proved to be an efficient “fool killer.'’ "Officer,” he asked, "can you tell me how I can get to Market street?" The guard pointed to Commerce street, diagonally across the way, and told him to follow that thoroughfare. It was a new one on the fool, who prided himself on his knowledge of Newark, and it was then he learned that there was really a street in town that begins In Broad street and ends in Market street. • • • I was a spectator at a funny squab ble at the South Orange Field Club golf grounds the other day, but un fortunately I was unable to catch the names of the parties interested. Two young men who were evidently strangers came out to play golf. They were both looking for caddies and did not know where to find them. The last one out walked up to the other and said, "Are you the caddy master here?” Without any hesitation the other re plied, "No, I am not, but I know that they are not in need of any caddies this afternoon." I understand that the men were introduced later the club house and thought It was a good joke. LOCAL WAR NEWS OF FIFTY YEARS AGO. The Newark Dally Advertiser, now the STAR, on August 10, 1861, pub lished the following: First Regiment to Reenlist. At a meeting of the officers of the First Regiment, late from the seat of war, last evening, it was unanimously resolved that this regiment tender its services to the Governor to return to the war. in conformity with the last call of the President for five more regi ments. The companies will be immediately recruited up to the required quota. Colonel Johnson and the great ma jority of men and officers will return. Captains Reynolds, Beach and Bow den and Lieutenant Keene, who were appointed to ascertain the amount of pay the men were entitled to, have re ported that the sum paid to them Au gust 8 was correct. WESTERN INCREDULITY. We cease to wonder over the New arak baby that weighed twenty pounds at birth when we learn that the scales were borrowed from a nearby butcher. —Portland Express. , . i. - .. . .... .. EGYPT TREASURES TO AAETROPOLITAN Third Shipment Weighs 35 Tons—^Collection to Be Opened Soon. NEW YORK, Aug. 10—The last of three shipments representing the work of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Egyptian expedition got in yesterday in the hold of the big freighter Van dalia from the Far East. There aro thirty-live tons of art treasure stowed between decks on the vessel. Albert M. Lythgoe, curator of the Egyptian department of the museum, explained that the shipment repre sented many months’ work of the live men who have been excavating at the ruins of several ancient cities of Egypt. "The material will be embodied in the Egyptian collection, which is being gotten ready and which will be opened to the public early In autumn,” he said. "Two men assigned to the expedition remained here to install the collection. In connection with the opening of the new Egyptian galleries a course of six lectures on Egypt will be given in the new lecture hall early in November. BROOKLYN CHILD DEATHS MORE THAN MANHATTAN’S NEW YORK, Aug. 10—Investigation by the Public Service League of Brooklyn has followed an official state ment of the health department showing that during July the mortality among children under the age of five years was greater in Brooklyn than in Man hattan, where the population is one third greater. In answer to the Public Service League’s questions several explana tions were advanced by officials of the Board of Health. It was said that the Manhattan bureau of the department is greatly assisted in its work by pri vate charities which care for ailing children and children of the poor. Another explanation was that many deaths In summer occur in seaside homes for children at Coney Island and other points along the Brooklyn shore. THINKS GEOLOGIST FOUND FORTUNE OF “FORTY-NINER” MORRISTOWN, Aug. 10.—The Van Winkle family, of Lincoln Park, is be ginning to make up its mind that the dream of the descendants of Adrian Van Winkle, who was a "forty-niner" and came back from California with what was supposed to be a large for tune, will never be realized. The for tune of Adrian Van Winkle was never found after his death, in 1861, and his descendants have searched for it for years. The believe now that a New Tork "geologist’’ found the treasure and got away with it. PROGRAM FOR CONCERT AT WEST SIDE PARK. The program for the band concert tonight at West Side Park by Suen derhaft’s band is as follows: "Star-Spangled Banner." Overture, "La Vadua".Cortesta Selection, "The Pink Lady"—..—Caryll Valse, "Les Blondes".Ganna Selection ’’Helfonia’’.Helf Fantasia, "Traumbllder”.Lumbye Gavotte, ’’Invitation”.Waldteufel Selection, "The Arcadians”.. Monckton March, "Rudolf Stefanle”.Krai "America." NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL WINS DEGREE OF DOCTOR. — TOLEDO, O.. Aug. 10.—Dorothea Jones, 19 years old, of Toledo, has Just received the degree of doctor of phil osophy from the University of Mich igan in Ann Arbor. It is believed she is the youngest person In America thus honored. MISS TEMPLETON TO RETURN. NEW TORK. Aug. 10.—Miss Fay Templeton has decided to return to the musical comedy stage after an ab sence of three years. The Messrs. Shubert have engaged her for the role of Little Buttercup In the revival of "Pinafore,” which will resume its run at the Casino Theatre Labor Day. Miss Templeton last appeared In the leading role in George M. Cohan's “Forty-five Minutes From Broadway.” In Philadelphia on August 1, 1906, Miss Templeton was married to William J. Patterson, a wealthy manufacturer of Pittsburg. Latest Photograph of Togo Taken While He Was Guest at Capital .— ff) •»- nwese- -s This Is irhit they call a "speaking likeness'’ of the great Japanese naval hero. Admiral Togo. It’s his Intent, too, taken at Washington, where he was an official guest of the government... *■* Miss Inez Louise De Laine, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jose De Laine, of Paterson, and Colonel Henri De Long, of New York city, will be married this evening at the home of the bride’s parents. The couple will spend six months touring Europe. -•>— Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Margaret Levy, daughter of Mayor William Levy and Mrs. Levy, of Deal, to Richard Con ried, only son of the late Heinrich Conried, of the Metropolitan Opera House. Miss Levy is one of three daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Levy. Mr. Conried was graduated from Columbia University, and is a member of the New York Stock Exchange. The mar riage will probably take place at Deal In September. Mr. and Mrs Ira A. Kip. jr.. of Soutq Orange, will have as their guest at the Thousand Islands for the. next few days Mr. Malcolm Pierson, also of South Orange. -* Mr. and Mrs. Tonzo Sauvage and family, of this city, are expected at the Waumbek, Maplewood, N. H., this week. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Abbott and Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Dubois, of Plainfield, are at the Maplewood, Pittsfield, Mass. — Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Ward, of New England terrace. Orange, are at Mt. Tabor. Mr. and Mrs. James G. Wallace and their daughters, the Misses Katherine, Ethel and Marguerite Wallace, of U. S. SENATOR FLETCHER’S NAME PROVES TALISMAN. How his name saved_him from death is told by United States Senator Dun can U. Fletcher, of Florida. He tele phoned to the railroad office to reserve a berth on a sleeper going north re cently. When he got aboard his train late at night he found another man in the berth. This proved to be another Fletcher, a stranger who had likewise telephoned ahead for a berth. The Fletcher In possession of the berth was so willing to relinquish it to the Sena tor that the latter also, not to be out done in politeness. Insisted upon the Evergreen place, East Orange, have gone to the Jersey Club, Clift Haven, Lake Champlain, N. Y., t. apend a month. -<. Mrs. E. B KurSheedt and " 3. H. M Giles, of East Orange, are at Patch ogu , L. I. -* Dr. and Mrs. E. V. Moffatt, of Main street. Orange. ha\ - gone to South port, Lincoln County, Me., for a month -•> Mrs. Benjamin Shepard, of Harri son street, East Orange, with Miss Moorman and Mr. E. T. Robertson, the latter of Richmond, Va., enter tained a party of friends at the Casino, Hot Springs, this weak. Among those present were Rear-Admiral W G. Buehler, U. S. N.. retired, and Mrs. Buehler, Judge and Mrs. L. L. Lewis, of Lynchburg, and others -<• Mr. and Mrs. William J. Gardiner, of Orange, and Miss Cary Ludwig, of East Orange, are at Lake Hopatcong. »y Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Scott Mc Queen. of the Edgemere, East Orange, are spending the month of August at the Belgrade Lakes, Me. The Misses Helen M. Herbert, Irene M. Herbert and Madeline Herbert, of William street, East Orange, ar» at Stamford, N. Y. Later they will go to Atlantic City. Mrs. William H. Craig and her daughter, Miss Grace H. Craig, of Cen tral avenue. East Orange, are at At lantic City. other man retaining It. Another berth was found for the Senator in another car. “And," adds the Senator, ‘*1 had scarcely fallen asleep when our train crashed into another. The car in which I was riding escaped unscathed, while the one In which my namesake was sleeping was splintered, and he was killed in the berth which I had so nar rowly missed sleeping in.” THE SAME OLD STORY. Mr. Torpitt—Sorry I did not give jsm a better game. Fact is. I’ve had rather a bad toothache. 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