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JAMES SMITH, JR. FOINDEI) MARCH I, 1832. Published ivery afternoon, Sundays excepted, b.v the Newark Dailj Advertiser Publishing Company-. Entered as second-class mallei February 4. 1908, at t!i«» l'oslolflce. Newark, N. J., undsi ths Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Weekly Fdltlon—THE SENTINEL OF I'REKIiOM. Established 17#6. Member of the Associated Press and American Newspaper Publishers’ Association. MAIN OFFICE. 794 Broad Street. Newark. Telephone 6300 Market. ORANGE OFFICE. 14 • 'one Street, Orange. Telephone 469 Orange. ROSEVILLE BRANCH OFFICE. 392 Seventh Avenue. Telephone 227-W, Branch Brook. CLINTON HIT.I, BRANCH OFFfi’L. !"$ pe*hlue Avenue. Telephone 1661-M-o. Waverly. HARRISON OFFICE, 324 Harrison Avenue. Hartis<ni. Telephone 63f>0 Market. CHICAGO OFFICE. Steger Building. NEW YORK OFFICE, northwest corner Twenty-eighth Street and Fifth Avenue. MILIaBL'RN OFFICE, Mfllburn Avenue. Telephone 101-L. Millburn. N. J. SEASHORE OFFICE. 122 Main Street. A sbury Park. N. J. Phone 1224 Asburj Park. ATLANTIC CITY, The Dorland Advertising Agency. Mall Snbsrrlpllon Hntea (Powlngr I'ropnld Wllltln the Poatal I nlon.) One year, $3.00; eix months. $1.50; three months. 75 cents, one month. 26 cents. Delivered bv < arrters 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 jiaper please state whether Orange. West Hudson, last or sporting edition Is desired. VOLUMES LXXX.—\o. *JI7. WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1911. REGISTRATION MAKES TROUBLE. FliOJI all parts <>j the State conic accounts of the difficulties and embarrassments of the registration under the provisions of ilie tieiiin election law. The extraordinary interrogation to which applicants for registry were subjected caused exasperation, which, with the long delays at the registry places, drove many disgusted \oiers away. Kleetion officers appointed by tbe method prescribed by I lie law proved utterly incompetent in not a few cases or failed to perform their duties. The inquisitorial exami nation under the law is well caleulatod to olVend the foreigu-boru citizen and to alarm the timid and suspicious among them, for it partakes of the character of Russian police methods. Men who in £iirope witnessed these methods in police usage can hardly be blamed if they shrink from wlmi appears to l>e a reproduction of them in New Jersey. It has been said that when the people shall have become belter used to the new kind of registration they will be reconciled to it. but that promise may well he doubted. It lias been the boast of the American citizen that I he exercise of manhood suffrage in his State and country has no restrictions, limitations or disabilities for the legal voter. That boast is not made good under the drastic election laws that have been imposed on this Stale. 7 WO DEFEA IS FOR COMMISSION GOVERNMENT. UK prediction of TIIK STAR that in the Orange special elec tion yesterday not enough affirmative votes would be polfed to make the election valid proved true. The Walsh act proposil ion was defeated by an adverse majority and was beaten also by default. In Mctiichcu borough, likewise, the proposition as miserably failed. In Orange I be campaign propaganda was all on tbe affirmative side. .Meetings were held, literature was distributed and missionary work was done. <>n tbe other hand, the disscuting sentiment was passive and undemonstrative. The feeling was that the proposition would kill itself, and it did. A REDUCED VOTE PREFIGURED. nT is now very probable that the Vote in (lie November election, instead of being sw ollen 211 per cent, by I lie new election laws, will fall much below the figirvs ol (lie lust election. The slump may be extraordinary, ingenuiiv could not have devised n a law more discouragements for voting A,an are offered in the m is passed by the Legislature last winter. Tin so acts constitute a series of minute requirements, prohibitions and ncuuli'cs. and their '.envisions are so involved that 11m• \ are new matters of dispute t veu by well-informed lawyers and politicians. It is an axiom that that State is governed best that is governed least. Klections eon tou ted under simple forms and by •simple prajesses are the best. The new laws till the path to the ballot-box with obstructions and >ilfill's. It is essential for good govirnment that there should la a scrupulous exercise of the right to vole md whatever inter fens with that principle is fnndam ".eally wrong and vicious. POLITICS IN THE GRAND JURY. Til 10 grand jury is again in play ils part in politics, this time in Camden. Ten months have elapsed since the November election last y ear, and there were charges and counter-charges in Camden county of crookedness in that election. None of these charges materialized and successive grand juries took no notice of them. Flections are now impending and there is a bitter factional quarrel in the Republican leadership, and resort i^lind to the grand jury as a weapon in the quarrel. Whatever reason may now exist for grand jury action has existed for ten months, and without any initiative for such action from any quarter, so it is apparent that partisan and factional polities alone has inspired the new-born desire at this late day for a grand jury probe id' what was alleged to have been done ten mouths ago. •.. — - - MAINE KEEPS DRY AND HYPOCRITICAL. BFLATFD returns from the Maine backwoods serve lo over come the majority polled in the cities and towns in Mon day's election on the proposition taking prohibition out of the Stale Constitution. <*n the face of the returns prohibition wins by it lew hundred votes. The unintelligent part of the electorate, living in ''-remote and isolated settlements and having no compre hension id' the sentiment and customs and wants of urban life, turned the scale against a genuine reform that would have lifted from Maine the reproach ol notorious hypocrisy and redeemed it from the sin of habitual law breaking. Maine remains in the prohi bition column of States with three other Northern Slates and four States of the South. Recently Texas. Alabama. Florida and Ken tucky voted against prohibition. The argument that is held in the Southern States for prohibition is the necessity of keeping liquor from the negroes. In all of the prohibitory States there is no restriction on the whiles. In their private clubs and in their homes and social gatherings it is as if there were no prohibition law. In Maine even less respect is shown for the law, as the numerous saloons in Maine cities bear witness. The triumph of the "drys" in Maine is a victory for the keepers of those places. They have no large license to pay under a prohibitory law and they can sell the worst kind of spirituous liquors. “RIPPING UP" STATE OFFICES. "KII'I’FR" bill, snaked through the Pennsylvania Legis lalure at its session this year and made a law by the (Joveruor's signature, in ignorance of its sweeping char acter, is making a world of trouble in the Stale. The law ousts from office one thousand mayors and other city officers, whose suc cessors are to be elected in November. More than eight hundred municipalities are affected by this rascally act, which has been sus tained by one of the judges of the State courts. The Pennsylvania Legislature is biennial. New Jersey has been told that it should adopt the biennial legislative system in order to gel better laws. I tut. looking across the Delaware river. New Jersey said no. The example there was enough. 1 PEPFLfs V The STAB extends tie privilege nf these columns to tlm publip and Invites signed communications of i not more than one hundred words treating of topics of the hour. tnrat Dance Mall Hill. I Tu the Editor of the Evening star The plan of placing the roofs of our , public schools at the disposal of the young folk of our city fur dancing, as advocated by one of your correspond ents recently, is an excellent one. The Board of Education should take the i matter tip with other city officials and j strive to see the plan executed The Idea originated in Jersey City, or at least it was first put into prac tise there, and the reports of the suc cess of the plan in pur sister city is incentive enough to urge the local,au thorities to try it. If put into execu tion properly there is very little chance of the scheme falling, and every oppor tunity for its success is offered. Its success means a decided decrease i in the number of dance ball inbabit | unis, whose morals would be better nit , in another atmosphere. The city owes this opportunity to its young men and ! women, who waul clean, wholesome j fun. hut cannot afford to spend their ; whole salary for it. B. IT. —o— Time for Action, ' To thr Editor of the Evening Star. Don't you think It is about time that j the Federal authorities took up the matter of that local alleged bankruptcy combine in whidh the senator from the "State of Essex," Harfy V. Osborne, and the senator from Warren, Johnston Cornish, are so vitally interested? Why, it is common talk among the members of the legal profession that they hate to bring bankruptcy cases into the court that appears to he un der the control of these two men. f heard a lawyer say the other day that no member of the bar cares about that sort of business any more for the reason named, it is always a case of not knowing where they "are at" ex- ; < ept in a general way that the com- ; bine will get the fat. By the way, if the Federal autliorl- ; lies can t get busy on something that j is wholly illegal, why does not. at least, | the committee on ethics of the Law-\ yens' Club do something? Is the com-J 11111teo afraid? Surely (lie proceedings' published lately about this court have transcended the bounds of ethics. , L. L. — :> Playing In Hie nailery. To die Editor of the Evening Star: What is the use of making such . clatter about the Astor-Force wedding? Haven't dozens, probably hundreds, of poor folks done the same thing under similar circumstances, with the excep tion that they weren't rich? In the newspapers maybe it is all right, for there are a lot of people who like t ► read about it. But why cannot the preachers leave the tiling out ol 111 pulpits? A quiet contempt o/ the mat- j ter would be far more dignified. I ministers who make a theme of it ar • : playing to the gallery, nothing more 1 nor less, CHliHCHClOBIl, O tier of Hypocrisy. To dir Editor of the Evening Star: Every person who has been on tins good old earth of ours for any length of years and who lias traveled some what from his native heath itjnst be pleased over the fact that the “wets. ' or anti-prohibitionists, have apparent - |y won out at last in Maine. It is to be hoped that later dispatches will confirm the news of the complete de feat or the "drys." While I am not Interested in the liquor business, directly or indirectly, I am a thorough hater of hypocrisy in I all — Us guises. Everybody knows that prohibition breeds that sin, and those, who know human nature at all know that man, who is supposed to want hat little here below. Invariably wants most what is most difficult to get. Those who can recall the attempts , to revive the ancient "blue laws" in this town know how that desire to repress personal liberty worked out. It made hypocrites of men whose natures were the very antithesis of the loath some vice the laws created. B. j Papa Jog Gets a Severe Shock I — THEY eoucate ,, OuR CHILDREN — / \ L —— I I I Alderman A. Frank Hopping, chair-* man of the Common CoUncil commit ter* on band concerts, was explaining why he had arranged to have a band concert, scheduled for tonight, played in front of the Home for Incurables, in Court street. “You see, ihe\ never get any music j up there, and none of the inmates can j ever get out to any of the parks '" “You're mistaken about them nevar j getting any music,“ volunteered Dick [ Rooney, clerk of the First Criminal Court, “1 often hear an organgrindei u»> there." 'Well, that ilorsi^t say they ever get j any music, does it." returned the 1 alderman. “I knew about the organ grinder when I first spoke." * s' # The demonstration of true friendship in the postoffice building caused by the absence of William .1. Martin, deputy collector of customs in this port, is re markable. The deputy collector recently eomnJeted a half-century of customs servwe in Newark, and during all that time has not been absent from his of fice more than three days at a time, either by reason of vacation or sick ness. Mr. Martin s numerous friends make j daily pilgrimages to the customs office to learn how soon he will be back at ! his desk. His present layoff is enforced , by' an ailment in his right leg, which j the doctors claim will soon disappear and allow the veteran to resume his | place. * * T. Kruuk Appleby, mayor of Asbury j Park, is always Invited to speak at conventions find meetings* of all kinds that arc held there, and to deliver the address of welcome. The mayor thus extends a welcome to tens of thou sands of people every year, for there are a great many conventions held in that seaside city. It is always the maj or's custom in offering the freedom ' oi the city to strangers to give them , the key that unlocks the doors t . all the pleasures of the resort. It is esti mated that about liOO.OOO keys are given away by Hie mayor, lie never uses i any stereotyped presentation speech j although he has delivered as many as live addresses of welcome In one day. j Mayor Appleby's term will expire In ] November. He does not seek a re election. The Ton family is the largest in Illinois, and Its GUI members held a reunion this month. No short weight j there. !'4++4,+i++4'4'i4'++TTT4'rT'rT'fTTTTTttfl'l'i'i''i'i't,r,i4T+TT+'P'H'»t» i 4* T t Just by the Way Tame* "Why- lhat's in* a savage dug. He'll eat out of your hand." "I don't doubt it. He ate out of ray leg yesterday." Sa.*iti|& *l»«* \> ro*»ft 'I'hiiiu. Miss Edith (firmly.) No man has ever 1 tried to kiss me. Xlr. Brakes (politely l 1 assure you, ma'am. I sec no reason to doubt it. Unit trr ('(Miltin'. Fish stories are still coining in. Miss Jane Nieholls, of Trenton. N. J., caught an 84-pound cod the other clay, the big gest ever seen at Gloucester, Mass. The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year, when maidens gather autumn leaves and gourmands | mull their beer. The village grave-digger lias quit his job. He and the undertaker have gone Into tin otlymobile business. He says i it brings quicker results. \ Woman, as a talker, is a wonder, dear) Clarence! For the history of the ages tells us1 wonders never cease. t l.liiicrlnqitlr*. The question is this: Where, oh. where j May a man who possesses his share < >f common sense find, If he isn't too blind. A rassllng match that is square'.’ Cheer up: only 309 working days till | next vacation. Planted. I’ve worked half an* hour without any i up-let. And the only result was this here i stingy couplet! The new President «>f Haiti shows that lie has the proper •qualifications for the Job. Already he Is trying m borrow $500,000. *\\ arc Fro*! This tale fits well with the one frotp Ware. Mass., which says that W. H. Deardeii'Was attacked by a huge frog, with legs 14 inches long. Mis right hand was badly bitten. \\\ H. F. Parry, of Gary. Jiul., was severely bitten by an oyster. Mebbe it was crossed with a dogfish. DIsHppolutrU. Having been summoned from the room for a moment, the handsomest .voting woman in the company sud denly reentered it, softly and without warning. They wm not talking about liar. LOCAL WAR NEWS OF FIFTY YEARS AGO. The Newark Dally Advertiser, now the STAR, on September 13. 1361, pub lished the following: "Mr. Editor—Would It not be well for the merchants of Newark to close their stores on Saturday afternoon in order to give their clerks an oppor tunity to attend the Union meeting? "A CLERK. "The First Regiment is now reorgan ized as the Eighth Regiment, and Col onel Johnson will leave for Trenton to morrow- morning to take charge of the regiment." 1 DINNER STORIES. 'f,+++-M“H‘+++++++++++++"H-+++ The minister asked the Sunday school "With what remarkable weapon did Samson slay the Philistines?" For a while there was no answer. The minister, lo revive the children's memory, commenced tapping his jaw with the tip of his finger, at the same time saying, "What's this?—what's this?" Quick as thought a little fellow shouted: "The jawbone of an ass. sir." one of those nice little hoys who make a specialty Of always saying just what they ought not to laboriously lugged a large wouflen pall into the presence of his maternal grandmother and respectfully asked her to kick it. "Kick it! And why should I kick it?" demanded the old lady. "Papa said yesterday that he had been waiting a long time for you to kick the bucket, and .1 thought I would ask you to do U." And papa, who sat on the opposite side of the room, swallowed his AdajjVs apple and would have attempted an explanation, but the maternal grand mother was gone. A bishop was addressing a large as sembly of Sunday school children, and wound up by asking, in a very paternal and condescending way. "And now. is there a-a-a-n-y little boy or a-n-a-n-y little girl who would like to ask me a question?" • After a pause, he repealed the ques tion, whereupon a little shrill voice cried out; •'Please, sir. why did the angels walk up and down Jacob's lad der. when they had wings?" "Oh! ah: I s said the bishop. "And now is there a-a-n-n-y little boy or a-a-a-an-y little girl who would like to answer little Mary's question?" I SOCIAL NOTES Of Newark and the Suburbs Mrs. Alexander King, of 31 Walnut street, north. East Orunge. will return this week from Hyannisport, Mass. -<J> Mr. and Mrs. W. Irving Scott, of East Orange, have returned from BeuCh Haven. Miss Josephine Scott is home from Falmouth. Mass. - I Colonel and Airs, lleth v \v. Freeman, j who spent several weeks at Block Island and Newport, have returned to their home in South Orunge. -- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hunt, of 1104 I Broad street, tills city, will Rive I a niusicale this evening in honor j of their house guest. Mrs. Annie E. David, of New York. Among the guests who will contribute to the evening's program will be Mrs. David, harpist; ! Miss Ethel Houston, contralto; Mr. Louis Kreidler. baritone, and the liost | ess. who is well-known In musical elr ! cles as Madam Florence Altilford Hunt, i contralto. —* Miss Daisy E. Demarest. of Ninth avenue, this city, has "returned from Dover, where she was the guest of Miss Annie Butler. Miss Deni areal s)>enl a portion of the summer at Cor ! nell. Miss Ada E. Vogeler, of Renner ave nue, this city, has returned from the Adirondack*, where she spent the sum mer. Mr. and Mrs. I., Kensel Wtldrlek, of Broad street, this city, have returned from North Island, Me. -❖ Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Skinner and family, of this city, have returned from Chester. i -* Air. and Mrs. Walter Dormitzer, of Ralston avenue, 18011111 Orange, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Josephine Dorniitsor, to Mr, Tilton G. Abbott, jr., of L'ppei Montclair. Airs. Stuart C. Adams, of 180 Alt Pleasant avenue. West Orange, is en tertaining her sister. Mrs. Newton Adams, of Newport. -_ Mr. and Mrs. George Dillwyn Cook and family, of Reynolds terrace, Or ange, will return home from Canada Lake, Fulton County, N. T., this week -<• Airs. Albert Livingston .Tollmen, of Washington terrace, East Orange, la home from Rangeley Lakes, Me. PHILLIS'S AUK. Hj Matthew Prior. How old may Phillis he, you ask. Whose beauty thus all hearts en Rages'.' To answer is no easy lask; For she has really two ages. Stiff in broeade and pinch'd in stays, Her patches, paint and jewels on; All day let envy view her face. And Phillis is but twenty-one. ! Paint, patches, jewels laid aside. At night astronomers agree. The evening has the day belied; And Phillis is some forty-three. | NEARlN famished voth HUNGER HE RUSHED INTO A BALTIMORE- RESTAURANT AND ATE OFF THE ARM OF A CM A 1ft EXCUSE ME,I’M A HATCH - I ■.■■■-. | TODAY IN HISTORY. f *++++++*++++*+++*♦ A"*1****** September IS, 186?, Private B W. Mitchell, of Company F. Twenty-sev 1 _1 “I enth Indiana Volun leers found throe cigars on the ground ^ when the Twelfth United States army ._I corps camped at Frederick. Md. That was a lucky And, not because the cigars were so precious, but they were wrapped In a bit of paper carrying one of the orders of General Robert E. Lee to D. H. Hill, one of his division commanders. There were only three copies of that order in existence, and how it ever came 11 be w rapped around those cigars and left on the field at Frederick no one has ever yet been able to explain to the satisfaction of olther Lee or Hill It meant that General McClellan ob talned a clear light on the plans of Lee two days before the battle of Antietam The Brute. With Tills may be a skinny dinner but there's nothing in the house. You can't make bricks without sti'niv. Hubble—Oh, yes, you can. You didn’i put any straw In these biscuits, did you? The world seems full of sorrow. And everything looks blue. On Friday; But take heart, because tomorrow Your troubles will be through. It's payday. Joy riding is tio longer uncertain The rcsidts usually can he told in ad vance. C> Seeders got rid of a ease of old eggs the other day. A compitWy (hat bad been playing "Ten .Mights in a Bniroom" only got as far as noon of the second day. * 1 The Rising the desire of every individual to live bet ^ - * - ter each year is making it more difficult otandarO 01 to save money. The man who wants a Living- helpful, practical plan of accumulating money should apply for a Prudential Ent Edowment policy. Thousands have found it their surest method of saving. The Prudential Endowment insurance makes saving almost compulsory.