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JAMBS SMITH. JR. FOUNDED MARCH 1, 1R32. | Published every afternoon, Sundays excepted, by the Newark Daily Advertiser Publishing • Company. Entered as second-class matter February 4. I9'i8. at, the Poatoffite. Newark. N J.. under the Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Weekly Edition—THE SENTINEL OF FREEDOM. Established I7»fl. Member of the Associated Press and American Newspaper Publishers' Association. Main OFFICE. 794 Broad Street. Newark. Telephone 6300 Market. ORANGE OFFICE. 14 Cone Street. Orange. Telephone 459 Orange. ROSEVILLE BRANCH OFFICE. 392 Seventh Avenue. Telephone 227-TV. Branch Brook CLINTON HILL BRANCH OFFICE, J96 Peshine Avenue Telephone 1681-M-5, Waverly. HARRISON OFFICE. 324 Harrison Avenue. Harrison Telephone 6300 Market. CHICAGO OFFICE, Staffer Building. NEW YORK OFFICE, northwest corner Twenty-eighth Street and Fifth Avenue. * MILLBFRN OFFICE. MillbUrn Avenue. Telephone 101-L. MlllbUrn. N. J. SEASHORE OFFICE. 222 Main Street. Asbur.v Park. N. J. Phone 1224 Aabury Park. I «. ATLANTIC CITY. The Borland Advertising Agency. Mail Suhncriptlon Rates (Postage Prepaid Within the Postal Inlos.l One year, $3.00; six months. $1.50; three months. 75 cents; one month. 25 cents. Delivered by carriers in any part of Newark, the Oranges. Harrison. Kearny. Montclair. Bloomfield and all neighboring towns. Subscriptions may he given to newsdealers or sent to this office Have the Newark Evening STAR mailed to your summer address. Your regular dealer [ will take your order, or you may leave same at any of our offices. When ordering paper j please state whether Orange. West Hudaon. last or sporting edition ta desired. VOLUME I,XXX_NO. 307. ■£ 1 « FRIDAY EVENING.^SEPTEMBER 1, 1911. THE PERIL OF OUR STREETS. ctto HE STAR has repeatedly called attention to the reckless driv ing by many chauffeurs in Newark's streets and the lack of safeguards for the public. The few who are arrested for un lawful speed or for injuries done to people are usually let off with easy penalties, and therefore there iR little or no deterrenl for others. The killing of a worthy citizen early yesterday by a motor 5 car gives point to THE STAR’S remonstrances to the public au thorities against the apparent indifference that permits this peril in public streetH and shows such leniency to those who make the peril. It is utterly intolerable that life and limb should be exposed in the streets of a city to constant danger bv a class of men who deliber ately take the risks of killing or injuring people in their mad haste to get over the ground. Better police regulations are needed, to gether with better police vigilance. In all eases of injury or death the chauffeur, if he does not give himself over to justice, should be hunted down as a malefactor, and the punishment should fit the crime. The streets belong to the people and it is the people’s right that the streets shall be snfe for their travel. If they are unsafe it iR the fault of tin* government and the neglect of the police. DIDN’T KNOW HIS LEGISLATIVE BAIRN. SSEMBLYMAN GERAN, of Monmouth County, the putative father of the so called Geran primary election law. may be pardoned if he does not recognize his own reputed progeny. Assemblyman Geran called up the county clerk of Hudson Vester day to inquire the date provided by the act for petitions for the \ | Assembly to he on flic. The assemblyman was under the impres Sion the date was September fi. The act names September 1, or twenty-five* days before the primaries. Th<> ignorance of the in trodueer of the Geran act of so important a detail in the bill ns the 1 date of the filing o^setitions gives point to a criticism by former Senator Wnkelee yelwrday in an open letter to n Bergen county j man who had indiscriminately lauded the legislation of last winter. ' Mr. Wnkelee said: "Do you think the members of the Legislature [ even read, to say nothing of understood, the great mass of legisla j tioii which was rushed through? Do you stand for it all and will j you undertake to explain it? Laws were passed which will take! years for the courts to interpret and the people to understand.’’ FIRST DELEGATES FOR TAFT. LAB AM A is the first of the States to choose delegntes-at large to the Republican national convention next year, and they are 'l'nfl delegates. The Southern delegations will generally be instructed for Taft, and unless there shall he a revulsion in party sentiment in the Northern States prior to the convention he will secure the great majority of the delegates in the North, and have the nomination clinched. As for his reelection, that will depend j on the character of the Democratic nomination. The Democratic j party's three experiments with Mr. Bryan as its presidential can ; didate served to demonstrate the truth thnt all democracies nre con j servative. The Democratic party organization insured the election of three Republican candidates for President by nominating a man who was a theorist and a radical. The national Democracy cannot safely repeat that experience in 1912. TAXING POSTAL BANK SAVINGS. THE opinion given by Attorney-General Oarmndv, of New York, that deposits in postal savings banks are subject to State taxation, although the deposits in the private savings banks are exempt by the State law, if it holds good, will paralyze the postal bank system in New York. The interest paid to depositors is’only 2 per cent., and the lux would nearly cat up the interest, as the assessment would be 100 per cent. As billions of personal property in New York escape assessment, the taxing of postal bank savings, amounting to the confiscation of nearly all the small interest paid on them, would be an injustice too rank to be tolerated. BIGGER BATTLESHIPS YET. WITH tin* commissioning of the new battleship Utah yester day the American navy was presented with one of the most powerful naval fighting machines in the world. But the Texas and New York will be much more formidable, and it is now projected by the navy department to make the two battle ships authorized by Congress last winter of 28,500 Tons, or 1,500 tons more than the New York. These are the biggest and most formidable vessels yet planned for or built by any government. How soon shall we have a 30,000-ton battleship? A PROMISED NEW POLITICAL REFORM. ET is announced in Trenton to be the intention of the new com mission mayor to secure, if possible, the passage of an act by the next Legislature providing that no person may vote at anv municipal or general election until after his poll tax is paid. The Legislature this year seemed to exhaust the devices to discourage voting, but much more can yet he done. The polities of Philadelphia and Pittsburg have been corrupted for years by a law requiring the production of a poll tax receipt as necessary before a vote can be east. Thousands of voters would feel that they are penalized for voting if they complied with the law, and they would not go !»> the polls. In order to secure this voje it has been the practise of cam paign committees to buy poll tax receipts by the wholesale and distribute them among the voters as a consideration for their bal lots. Now, the effect of such a law in New Jersey would either be the same demoralizing practise or the exclusion from voting of thousands of poor men, chiefly those of foreign birth, to whom the amount of a poll tax equals a day's wage. And this is promised as one of the early reforms for New Jersey. NO PASSAIC OARSMEN NOW. THERE was a time when rowing clubs from the Passaic river were represented in the regattas of the National Association i of Amateur Oarsmen and when the Passaic river course was , the scent? of a national regatta. But the pollution of the river and its conversion from a pellucid and beautiful stream into a sewage ditch changed all that. The foulness of the water forbade rowing for pleasure and drove away the local rowing clubs. After the trunk sewer is in operation the river will gradually be cleansed and then rowing clubs will organize to form a Passaic navy to train Newark youth in the healthful art of rowing. Bl!’ The STAR extends the privilege of these columns to the public and Invites signed communications of not more than one hundred words treating of topic* of the hour. Want* Sewers Improved. To the Editor of the Evening Star: Several letters have appeared in your Rostrum complaining of the inactivity and negligence of the Newark Board of Works. I do not believe in “hitting a man when he is down,” but th^re is just one thing that I would like to bring to the attention of the board, which I be lieve your other contributors have over looked. I refer to the abominable con dition of the sewers of this city. Al though they were bad enough pre viously, the almost ceaseless rain which has been falling for the past week has made them absolutely unbearable In many cases the sewers have over flowed and formed unhealthy pools of stagnant water. Most of these pools are several inches deep and extend from one curbstone to the other. This forms an absolute barrier to pedes trians and proves a hindrance to drivers. I write this letter not to "knock” the hoard, but in hopes that it will improve conditions. CLIFFORD FERRIDAY. toother nap at the Rerao bow. To the Editor of the Evening Star: If It takes more than ten days to select election officers under one, of the provisions of the wonderful Geran act. how many weeks will It take before the results of the primaries are. known and how many months will float by before the people will know who are elect ed ? 1 am led to put this poser in view of the fact that the local judgesi of the Court of Common Pleas, the County Board of Elections and a force of clerks have been busy since a week ago last Tuesday trying to get men to man the polls And their work Is not yet done. So. if the primaries and the elections swallow a proportionate amount of time in getting at results. 1 wonder how many days It will be before Christmas, when the people will learn the names of the newly-elected of ficials. I've got an Idea that the so-called "reform” wave will be a decidedly cold one this year B W. R. Punish Reckless Drivers. To the Editor of ths Evening Star: Once more has the unscrupulous auto driver committed a murder, and another respectable business man and citizen of many years. William H. Stanford, is dead. It is just about time that something was done In some way to check the slaughter. This fel low got away, too cowardly to care for his victim. But, after all. assume he had been arrested and assume that he had been a man of wealth and influence, what would have happened? He would have hired a wily lawyer, his reckless ness would have occasioned some more brief newspaper notoriety, and then, perhaps, he would receive pun ishment not at all fitting the crime. I remember very distinctly that a drunken dentist of this city killed a man with his auto, nearly killed a woman and then smashed a poor peddler's wagon. Judge Ten Eyck, then of the Court of Quarter Sessions, gave him eighteen months in the peni tentiary. He got out long before that time, and only recently got into an other bad automobile scrape. D. Suggestion for Park. To the Editor of the Evening filar: When the Passaic river is finally cleaned out, which now seems to be a certainty, however remote, land along the river banks will go sailing to 100 and 200 per cent, increases in value. A good high spot overlooking the river would make an excellent site for a park, and would it not be excellent policy for the Park Commission to ac quire such a plot now. when the land is cheap, and not only get the benefit of the coming Increase, but also have time to get it into shape for the boom? X. Y. Z. LOCAL WAR NEWS OF FIFTY YEARS AGO. September 1, 1861. fell on a Sunday, and the Nevyark Daily Advertiser, now the STAR, did not appear; but on the next day published the following; “On Saturday afternoon a detach ment of National Scouts front the Third New Jersey Regiment, while on duty within half a mile of Balley'H crossroads, were surprised by BOO of the enemy, who made an attempt to surround our troops. Oying to the dis parity of forces, our troops retired, but not without drawing, the fire of the enemy and with a loss of two killed and several wounded. The killed were John Hand, a private in Company I. and Private Daly, of Company K." Gov. .Wilson and the Aldrich Plan Horn the Ck(eit York Timer, Sept. i. We deeply regret that Governor Woodrow Wilson should permit himself to talk, for publication, upon public affairs of great weight and moment in a manner ill-befitting his character, standing and aspirations. The Outlook for August 26 publishes, under the title of “Woodrow Wilson’s Views " the re | port of an interview with Governor Wilson, in which, speaking of the Aid rich plan of currency reform, he makes this observation: I am afraiii tl#al any measure of that character bearing Mr. Aldrich s name must have been drawn in the offices of the few men who, through the present system of concentrated capital, control the banking and in dustrial activities of the country. It is ^deplorable. we say. that \N ooji row’ Wilson should express himself in respect to a measure of reform vitally important to the country's business in a manner we arc accustomed to ex pect from Mr. Bryan, from Senator Owen of Oklahoma, and from Senator La Follette. but which gives a shock of most disagreeable surprise when it is adopted by the ex-president of Princeton University, who. according common repute, is a profound student of public questions. Governor Wilson said in his Harris burg speech that our system of credit is concentrated, that “all our activi ties are in the hands of a few' men. who. giving their attention chiefly to the great undertakings in which their own money is involved, exercise a power of control which tends to “chib, and destroy genuine economic free dom '' “This,'’ he said, “is the great est question of all. and to this states men must address themselves with an earnest determination to serve the long future and the true liberties of man." Has Governor Wilson heeded his own admonition upon the duty of states men? In the paragraph immediately following that from which we have just quoted, still speaking of the prob lem of currency reform, he said: l have not given sufficient study to the question As it is the great est question before the country to | day. it requires a great deal of consideration and involves wise j and sound economic planning Vet Mr. Wilson, although he has "not given sufficient study to the ques tion," permits himself to speak of the plan of reform which bears Mr. Al drich's name as though it were con trived to confirm and perpetuate the control of credit in a few hands. The slur of this remark is Its least defect. Governor Wilson shows that he is as ill-informed with respect to the pres ent banking situation of the country as he is on his own confession with respect to the Aldrich plan. He should be aware, as every reasonably well informed person Is aware, that no group of a few men, through a concen tration of capital or in any other way. "controls the hanking and Indus trial activities of the country." But even if that were true, then for rea sons of still greater potency he ‘s under obligation to know that It is a conspicuous merit of the Aldrich plan for the creation of a central reserve system that it would emancipate the Industries o* the country from the con trol, real or Imaginary, of any group of capitalists or bankers. It would make business, great business, small business, all business, independent of Wall Street power, concentrated or otherwise. It Is of the highest importance that the people of the countiv, particularly the people of the West, where Gov ernor Wilson has recent'v Inadc a journey, should have sound, truthful and Illuminating information in respect to the plan of banking and currency reform outlined in Senator Aldrich's letter. If the people cannot with con fidence look to statesmen of Governor Wilson's breadth of tni'id and kn-'tvi 1 edge for this inforn%itt.j.i, where shall j they look'.’ It is JU ippaiming, it is discouraging, to get from him so tiivial and so shallow an npl Top. upon a great question, or tu get ,in/ opinion at all so long as he confesses his lack t.f j qualifying preparation to express an l opinion worth giving - i William Hauer. the local baker, told the following story to some friends the other night:: "When our family lived on the old farm up In New York State we used to take boarders for the summer. One time a fresh hoy about 16 years old came up with his mother I did not j like him, and tried my best to make things unpleasant for him. One day t ! happened to see him watching, some cows and thought I had a chance. I ' said: Til bet you don't know what side to milk a cow from.' He answered: ‘Why, the under side, of course, and after that I let him alone.” j * * * i Lew-is A. Edwards, superintendent of the registry division in the Newark i postoffice, is one of the hardest work ers where the welfare of the postoffice employees is concerned. Whenever a j movement to promote the working or ; living condition of the men is on foot | he is always to be found among those; at the head of It. And in his own , quiet, unpretentious way. he accom- ( plishes wonders. That is the reason he was made ' president of the Newark Postoffice Em- j 1 ployees’ Mutual Aid Society, which was! formed recently. * * * "This wet spell we are having.” de clared David Robker, a local attorney,j "is getting on my nerves. In fact, the, thing has affected me so that 1 clothe , myself prepared for a gale every day ; in the week. It‘s bad enough on the! week-days, when you spend most of! your time in the courts and don't see : so much of the rain. But when you I have been preparing for a week-end at the shore and the weather man hands; you out a deal like last week’s I think , It time the recall should be put into, effect.” • » * Thomas Lee. aspirant to the Dem-I ! oerntlc nomination for alderman in i the Sixth ward, has a method of cam paigning which is original. Before ! pledging a voter to support him at the primaries he makes him1 promise that whether he wins or Is defeated j they will always remain friendB. This idea has been very pleasing to i the Sixth ward voters and has gained | j for Mr. Lee many loyal supporters. A historian declares that the "early Christian fathers protested against the wearing of false hair.” But as usual, unde: such circumstances, they failed to say anything about padded 1 shoulders. 5OSTAL SAVINGS MAY BE TAXED IN NEW YORK STATE ALRAXY. N. Y.. Sept. 1.—Moneys in deposit in postal savings banks are subject to taxation. according to an •pinion given yesterday by Attorney Jeneral Carmody to the State Board >f Tax Commissioners. "While it may well be urged," says Hr. Carmody. "that the same consid tratlon which prompted the Legisla te by the enactment of the provls on to exempt from taxation savings icnk deposits applies with equal force to deposits in postal savings hanks. I im nevertheless of the opinion that it Ices not extend or apply to that char icteh of deposits." The attorney-general holds that the State tax law, which exempts from Lnxatlon money due savings bank de positors, was intended to apply only to savings banks as they were provided ’or in the State banking law. BRITAIN PAYS $200,000 FOR PICTURE—DIRT CHEAP. LONDON. Sept. 1.—The trustees of he National Gallery have bought Ma luse's famous painting. "The Adoration if the Kings.’ for £40,000 ($200,0001 from he Dowager Countess of Carlisle. An iffleial announcement acknowledges the tenerosity of the countess, who in ac mrdance with the wishes of her late lusband offered the picture to the Na ional Gallery "much below the market ,-alue of this marvelous work.” No picture In England, It is said, is letter worth preserving to the nation. Jan Mabuse, whose real name was Ian Gossaerl. lived from about 1470 to 1541. He was the first painter to in .roduce the Italian style Into Flanders. STOPS WILLIAMS FROM PRODUCING “EVERYWIFE.” NEW YORK. Sept. 1.—Florenz Zieg Feld. Jr., the producer of "The Follies if 1911,” at the Jardln de Paris, secured m injunction yesterday from Judge Lacombe, of the United States Circuit Court, against Joseph Hart, Clayton White and Percy G. Williams, restrain ing these men from producing as a vaudeville sketch that part of the Follies” known as "Everywlfe.” The injunction was granted pending the JUtcome of a suit for damages. "In Wisconsin a man dived into the water and caught a twenty-one-pound muscallonge ” "In Texas they are kill ing mountain lions with jackknives." If this keeps up a long-suffering public will demand that a government censor ship be placed over all mail coming from hunting and .fishing camps. Miss Elizabeth McCabe, of Roseville avenue, is visiting friends at Harris burg and Shippenburg. Pa. -<* Miss Mabel Heller, of' Elwood ave nue, has gone to Anbury Park and will return after Labor Day. Miss Anna M. Bridgett, of the New ark Free Dispensary, left yesterday to spend her vacation with friends in Wallingford, Conn. She was accom panied by Miss Josephine Ryan, of W&llingford, who has been her guest at her home in Prospect street, East Orange, for several weeks. -♦ Mrs. Percy R. Nuessle and her little daughter, Arline, of Elwood avenue, will return home next week from Char lotte, Mich., where they have been visiting Mrs. Nuessle s parents Mrs. James C. Elms and family, of Harrison street. East Orange, wall re turn in a few days from Mendham, Mass., where they have spent the sum mer. _<h— ■ Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln E. Rowley, of ■ East Orange, who are at their summer cottage at Lake Hopatcong. have had as their guests Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Reimer, also of East Orange. Mr. and Mrs. George Everett Halsey, of Arlington avenue, East Orange, are spending the remainder of the summer at Lake Sunapee. N. H. Mrs. Walter Dormitzer and family, of South Orange, are home from Ogun quit. Me., where they have been during the summer months. Mr. and Mrs. 'Thomas J. Kenny. of 46 Second avenue, announce the engage ment of their daughter, Mias Margaret Celia Kenny, and Harry S&ndford Cyphers, of East Park street. - Miss Emma Denbigh and Miss Nellie Denbigh, of Treacy avenue, have gone to Block Island for a brief stay. Colonel Robert Andrews and Miss Andrews, of South Clinton street, East Orange, spent a large part of the sum mer at Lake Mlnnewaska, N. T, -♦ Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wallaoe Poets, the latter formerly Miss Sauvage. of Lincoln Park, and Elwyn Sauvage, have gone to Marblehead, Mass. They are registered at the New Fountain Inn. -4 Mrs. O. C. Taylor, with Miss Mar garet Taylor and Harry Taylor, of Second street, are still at Ocean Grove and expect to return, next week. -4 Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Beatty end their family are at Ocean Grove for several weeks. -4 Miss Margaret Russell, of Lain street, who has been spending the aum mer studying, at the summer school at Cornell University, has returned home. -4 Mr. and Mrs. E. P Moore, of Wake- * man avenue, are at home from a so journ at Succasunna. -❖- ' ’ Mrs. Samuel O Church and Orvls Church, of Summit street. East Or ange, sailed Saturday for Europe. I Just by the Way f By Gerald Mnsney. 'Tis coming up the steep of time, And this old world Is growing brighter; We may not see its dawn sublime. Yet high hopes make the heart throb lighter We may be sleeping in the ground When it awakes the world to won der; But we have felt it gathering round And heard its voice in living thun der! A dragon fly can fly backwards fas ter than a swallow can fly tother way. The time is near when the busy man | leaves off gathering the dough to go I to hunt the deer. j Dough (doe)—deer Did you get | that? Then laugh, why don't you? The Shel> Game. The month is now with us. The month with an R, When many an oyster Goes over the har. The latest fad—little pockets in women’s hats in which money or even a cigarette case may be carried. A Harvard graduate, heir to S1.000. 000, is working as a grocery clerk at $9 a week so as to learn papa's busi ness. The dolphin is the swiftest *Psh, | swimming short distances at the rate ! of twenty-five miles an hour Grumpy. Miss Ouch—It was so funrty, I thought I'd die. Mr. Grouch—Why did you change your mind? I 1 ' - “No actor,” Bays the boarding house philosopher, "is a hero to his wife after they are married.” The Limit. 'She reposes the most credulous con fidence in her husband." “Believes everything he tells her?” “1 should say so He stayed up all night playing poker recently, then told her they weren’t playing for mOney And she believed him.” Stung: Him—I must have a kiss for every rose in that bunch. Her—rhen it would have been gallant to have sent me more than this stingy half-dozen. i V "Gee, but Jones is a swell." "Well-dressfed. is he?" "Well-dressed? Say, he is almost as well-dressed as the villain In a melodrama." Quite Possible. "Who was it who awoke to find him self famous?” "Some fellow who* came home stewed and went to sleep on his front porch, probably." Nasty. “I have lived twenty years," she con fessed with a simper. ' ^'here did you spend the rest of your time, In Philadelphia?" asked her heartless girl friend. Consular reports show that Ameri can chewing gum is replacing the betel nut as the favorite chaw of Siamese men and women. John Jacob Astor has gone fishing with his fiancee. Miss Force. But he won’t land anj bigger catch than she hBK _ jt , The Michigan bean crop is threat- I'i ! ened with ruin because of the drought. The New York buckwheat crop is way below par and we may have to pour maple sirup on common, ordinary com cakes this winter. And The maiden, out dining, will say, ‘1 don't want Any lobster or canvasback ducks. But if you have plenty of money, I’d like i J fragTant and hot 'stack of bucks.’ " I I ■HMMaaMM BY HF.BTOY BRAI.RY. A large, fat man took a nice, new spade And a grea t big hole In the earth he made. He dug it long and he dug it wide With plenty of elbow room inside. And he chuckled, "Into this chasm deep I’ll tumble my enemies in a heap, And greatly the land will my deed extoll When 1 put my foes in this yawning hole!" Then he seized a rock he had dug and threw With all of his might at the hated crew The effort o a used his head to spin He lost his balance and tumbled in— Down, way down in the hole he made ^ With his own large arm and his own new spade! And he can i get out, poor harried soul. ^ ^ For "his enemies put him in a hola." i V. t ... Life by which every man can make . the future of his family as secure insurance as possible. It is worth a great is the One deal to any man to know that Sure Means his family is'thus protected. The Prudential j issues just the policy which will meet your requirements. The r time to take it out is NOW.