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JAMES SMITH, JR. FOUNDED MARCH 1, 1882. Published every afternoon, Sundays excepted, by the Newark Dally Advertiser Publishing Company. Sintered as second-class matter February 4. 1908. at the Postofllce. Newark, N. J., under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Weekly Edition—THE SENTINEL OF FREEDOM. Established 1790. 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 BRA.nCH OFFICE, 392 Seventh Avenue. Telephone 227-W. Branch Brook. CLINTON HILL BRANCH OFFICE. 196 Peshine Avenue. Telephone 1661-M -5. Waverly. HARRISON OFFICE, 324 Harrison Avenue. Harrison. Telephone 6300 Market. CHICAGO OFFICE, fitegcr Building. NEW YORK OFFICE, northwest romer Twenty-eighth Street and Fifth Avenue. * MILLBURN OFFICE. Mlllburn Ave nue. Telephone 101-L. Mlllburn. N. J. SEASHORE OFFICE. 22 Main Street, A Sbury Park. N. J. Phone 1224 Aabury Pkrk. j ATLANTIC CITY. The Do rland Advertising Agency. Mall Subscription Hates (Pontage Prepaid Within the Postal Union.) ' One vea-. $3.00; six months, $1.60; three months, 76 centa, one month, 28 cents. Delivered by carriers in any part of Newark, the Oranges. Harrison. Kearny, Montclair. Moomfleld and all neighboring towns. Subscriptions may be given to newsdealers or sent to j ttlls office. Hare the Newark Evening STAR nailed to your summer address. Tour regular dealer %ill take your order, or you may leave same at any of our offices. When ordering paper Please state whether Orange, West Hudson, last or sporting edition is deslrgd. VOLUME IjXXX—NO. 244. I SATURDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 14. Mil. WHY THIS AVOIDANCE OF ESSEX? OVERNOR WILSON’S declination of an invitation to include Essex in his present campaign tour and make an address^ in Newark in support of the Democratic candidates is re-1 markable for the reason assigned, namely, for the best interests of | the party. A governor of the State is under no particular obliga tion to malm a public appearance apart from his official duties, but in this case ap exception is made of Essex, and for a reason given that is left entirely to conjecture. Why should an address by a Democratic governor at a Democratic meeting in Essex county be harmful lo the party’s best interests? Tin* anomaly is hard to understand. Rut admitting that the reason is well founded and that a speech by the Governor at a Democratic meeting in Newark would have a damaging effect, may it not also be true that the refusal by the Governor to address the meeting will do a still greater damage to the party interests in this county? We are witnessing some queer things in politics nowadays. If there was •ver before in New Jersey a case of a governor making a campaign Sfcour of his State declining to enter any particular county in fear of hurting Hie interests of his party there is no record of it. ! THE BASEBALL TICKET SWINDLE. *TP HE knavish act of the managers of the series of baseball chani J1 pionship games in conspiring with the ticket speculators to swindle and rob the public has done injury to the national game that may be serionslv felt next season. It has stirred up an indignation that may have an unwelcome effect upon the mercen aries who engaged in the sordid deal. It is in evidence that after the mail order sale of tickets was declared to be closed on the ground that no more tickets were left thousands of tickets were sold personally to the speculators and others. As the statement was advertised that preference would be given to mail orders, this was a misuse of the mails, punishable as a crime. And there should be exemplary punishment in this scandalous case. Unfortunately, the men wrho practised this swindle have gotten off with the swag, for it is not recoverable by the swindled public. UNNECESSARY EXPENSES OF GOVERNMENT. TAXPAYERS have to foot the public bills and they have no control of the public expenditures. It is undeniable that there are many unnecessary expenses in State, county and municipal government in New Jersey, and they exist in nearly all of the departments. There is a duplication of labor to an extent hardly realized by the public. In numerous instances there are two men on a job that can easily be done by one. The practise in ] past years was to pack as many men in the public service as it could hold, irrespective of their need. There is extravagance in supplies of all kinds and carelessness and lack of system in the execution of contracts. Governor Fort estimated that the State could save 1150,000 a year by a system of purchasing all State insti tutional supplies in bulk. If so what would the saving be if all the government in this State was placed on a like business basis? It might run into the millions. As all the money spent comes out of the taxpayers, would it not be a good business proposition to have well qualified experts to make an investigation of State, county and municipal expenses in the State to ascertain the actual needs of the various departments as to labor and supplies and to point out the extravagance and waste? A QUESTION OF “DISCRIMINATION DNASMUCH ns monthly magazines come out from two to three weeks in advance of the dates they bear, it is hard to see why a day or two later in reaching their subscribers should hurt them. But the American Review of Reviews now asks a Federal court to restrain the postal authorities from sending it by fast freight instead of by mail. Postmaster-General Hitchcock has been (trying the freight experiment and saving‘the government a lot of money by it. The magazine in question charges ‘•discrimination” in favor of certain other publications which are still forwarded by mail. The whole system of second-class postage for bulky peri odicals is “discrimination” by which the government loses $60,000, 000 a year, and but for which we could have one-cent postage for letters at, a prolit to the government. If the Review of Reviews objects to going as freight, would it rather pay four cents a pound instead of one cent in postage? Evidently the Review owners do mot expect remedial legislation to go through Congress. But, in all livelihood, it will. A SUGGESTION OF FAIRBANKS. ^Tja HERE is not a whisper of the frigid name of former Vice-1 President Fairbanks in connection with the Republican pres idential nomination, but in Indiana there are people who are talking of him as the Republican candidate for Governor of that State. There was a time when Fairbanks might have been elected governor, but times have changed, while Fairbanks is unchanged. He has learned nothing in four years, hasn't absorbed a single new idea and still implicitly believes that this earth belongs to the few elect, of which Fairbanks is one. JAPANESE OPPORTUNITY IN CHINA. l HINA'S revolutionary troubles may be Japan's opportunity. yV j While France and Italy are appropriating the domains of the Arab and Turk in North Africa, what should restrain Japan from feeding on the great carcass of her Asiatic neighbor? And a pretext can readily be found. Manchuria has practically heen divided up between Japan and Russia, but there is nearer and richer Chinese territory that Japan covets, and now’s the oppor tunity if the jealous Western powers do not interfere. * THE DYNASTY IN CHINA TOTTERS. T HE end of the Manchu dynasty in China, which began about the time Newark was first settled, seems now to be in sight. A revolution, unsuspected by the outside world and evi dently also by the Pekin government, is now in full progress, and within a few days has attained extraordinary proportions. The vengeance of the revolutionists is directed especially against the Manchu ruling class, which is distinct from the great body of the Chinese. If, as is probable, the Manchu is driven out, it will only be to make place for a Chinese dynasty. China won’t be ready for any form of popular government in the next hundred years. The Evening Star s Weekly Review of Books In Mother Careys Chickens, Mrs. Wiggins Blazed tKe Way "for a Great American Novel on Life s Real Difficulties. BY WILLIAM HAMILTON OSBORNE the features that stand out In Kate Douglas Wiggins's "Mother Carey's Chickens" (Houghton, Mif flin C o m p a n y, Boston) are the four tall black and white mar ble mantel or naments shaped like funeral urns, which had been presented by Cousin Ann Chad wick to young Ensign Carey and Margaret Gilbert upon the occasion of their wedding, and which pleas ing gift she had supplemented by a large group ot clay statuary entitled “You Dirty Boy." These delicate tokens were desig nated by the young brood of Careys, when they had half grown up, as the curse of the house of Carey. Nothing dire ever happened to these wedding presents, though It is to be presumed that everything else in the house suf fered, as It does in most houses. The opportunity came, however, of treating these gifts as they should be treated when the Caray family found It neces sary to break up and .move. Nancy, one of the Carey brood, conspired with Kathleen to wreak havoc. We are told on page 90: "Nancy chose an especially large and stout barrel. They put a little (very little) excelsior In the bot tom, then a pair of dumb-bells, then a funeral urn, then a little hay and an other funeral urn crosswise. The spares between were carelessly filled In with Indian clubs. On these they painfully Iropped ‘You Dirty Boy,’ and on top of him the other pair of funeral urns, more dumb-bells and another Indian dub. They had packed the barrel In he corner where It stood, so they limply laid the cover on top and threw J i piece-of sacking carelessly over it.” Of course the reader can foresee what : happened. Mr. Perkins, the moving j van man, being attracted by the isola- I tion of the barrel, assumed that 1t must be very Important. He pasted on i It one label marked "fragile,” one, ‘this side up,” two "glass, with care,” and finding several "perishables" In ois pocket, tied on a few of those, and l removed the entire lot of boxes, crates j and barrels to the freight depot. Be- j side that ho Instructed everybody in sight to be mighty careful of them | The curse, therefore, still roosted on the house of Carey. Besides being written with her usual charm the story Is valuable because It teaches courage under very harrow ing and yet very commonplace condi tions. Captain Carey, the father of the fam ily, a nav^l officer, with a salary of live thousand a year, succumbs to ty phoid fever early In the book. Instead of five thousand a year the Carey fam ily finds Itself with six hundred a year. "Which I call,” said Nancy, page 132, "a splendid big lump of money." "Oh, my dear," sighed her mother, with a shake of her head, "If you knew the difficulty your father and I have had to take care of ourselves and of you on five and six times that sum.” "The trouble Is,” suggested Gilbert, another member of the family, "that I can't earn anything In college, though I would like to.” Whereupon his mother informed him that If his father had still lived and if they still had five thousand a year It would have put them to It to send him | through a university. The boy looked very blank and walked to the window with his hands In his pockets "1 should lose alt my friends." he said, •nnd it's hard for a fellow to make his way in the world If he has nothing (o recommend him but bis graduation from some God-fi|rsaken little hole like Beulah Academy *’ However, they all made their way in the end. and Inasmuch as It nayer pains but it pours, they took In a cousin adding the sixth member to their already overloaded family. The cousin was also a chicken perhaps she might be railed a broiler. She was the pink of perfection. She never did anything naughty and her conversation consisted In reminiscences of her friend Gladys Ferguson, who had everything to eat, everything to wear and who went everywhere in all kinds of vehicles. Julia w'as instructed very sharply by Nancy not to talk about Gladys in the kitchen. “I don’t want her diamond ring in my dish water," said Nancy. "Walt until Sunday, when we go to the hotel for dinner in our best clothes, if you must talk about her. You don’t wipe the’ tumblers dry and put them ’n their proper places when your mind in full of Gladys.” Julia had a perfect retort which only goaded Nancy and the rest of the chickens into further apt remarks. Julia had a system. This w'as her daily calendar: Rise at 6:46. Bathe and dress. Devotional exercises, 7:15. Breakfast, 7:46. Household tasks until 9. Exercise out of doors. 9 to 16 Study, 10 to 12. Preparations for dinner, 12 to 1. Recreation, 2 to 4. Study. 4 to 6. Preparation for supper, 5 to 6. Wholesome reading, walking or con versation, 7 to 8. Devotional exercise, 9. Bed, 9:30. And all the time Julia was a pauper the daughter of the man who had swindled Ensign Carey. It will easy be seen that the Carey children had other tasks than economy before them. The story is very homely and home like. All obstacles are surmounted. The foundation of the novol is Import ant and It would have been better, it seems to the every day practical mind, If this talented author had made it more sharply 'and In detail a story of rigid economy. Everybody gets along too well. They are too courageous. Of course this Is the way any chickens ought to be under adverse circum stances, but it is not made' convincing that even the Carey family w'ould have moved along so pleasantly. There Is so little chance for saving money now adays that the great American nov elist, whoever he or she may be, ought to write a great American novel built around the genuine difficulties of the average American family who finds that Its income has been cut off by death. Mrs. Wiggin has started the ball roll ing, but she has selected types that are too easily handled. Her story, of course, is one of uplift and of courage under adverse circumstances. As for Its literary quality it is only necessary to say that It comes from Mrs. Wig gin’s pen. OO RAFEL SANTORIS, IN "THE LIFE Everlasting,” by Marie Corelli (The George H. Doran Company, New York), was the possessor of the most remarkable yacht In the universe. It was a mysterious yacht, with strangely illuminated satis—sails that were lit up evidently by some peculiar electric - ■ .——— -. — . Jk ■ a. current that hovered always about them Santorls, the ever-young. admitted that it was unusual. "The yacht is called the Dream,” he explained, “and she Is what her name Implies—a dream fulfilled. Her sailf are her only motive power. They are charged with elec tricity. and that Is why they shine at night in a way that must seem to out siders a special illumination. We don’t need the wind to fill them They are filled by a very simple scientific method that generates a form of elec tric force from the air and water as we move. This force fills the sails and propels the vessel with amazing swift ness wherever she Is steered. Neither calm nor storm affects her progress." Santorls himself was like his won derful vessel. Without any visible mo tive power he was propelled through ages always with the aura of everlast ing youth upon l^m and about him. When he first aprAared from his fairy ship the heroine was immediately at tracted to him. frhere was a reason jfor this. They had known each other through many ages They had met and parted for thousands of years at different Intervals This Is what Saty toris showed her as they walked alone —brought It back to her out of the ages that had .passed. "A golden moon looked warmly In between the giant branches, flooding the darkness of the scene with rippling radiance, and within Its light two hu man beings walked, a man and a woman, their arms around each other, their faces leaning close together. The man seemed pleading with his com panion for some favor which she with held, and presently she drew herself away from him altogether with a de cided movement of haughty rejection. Her lover stood apart for a moment with bent head, then he threw himself on his knees befpre her and caught her j hand In an outburst of passionate en- j treaty. And while they stood thus to gether I taw the phantom-llke figure of another woman moving directly to ward them, her white garments cling ing around her, her fair hair falling loosely over her shoulders and her whole demeanor expressing eagerness and fear. As she approached the man sprang up from his knees, drew a dag ger from his belt and plunged It Into ; her heart. I saw her reel faek from 1 the blow, and as she turned towards her murderer with a last look of ap- j peal I recognized my own face In hers j and in his the face of Santorls." So he took her as they walked through scene after scene; sometimes ;hey loved, sometimes they hated. Now they were In the arena facing wild beasts; now in Egypt; now In Italy; out always together. And that is the theme of the story—everlastingness. Its purpose seems to teach the reader to forget that there Is anything like mortality, to forget that there are any Ills In the world—to sail on beyond the limitations of ordinary human beings with Illuminated personalities into the light, fhere Is a suggestion of radio activity—of spiritual electricity. There is very little that Is material In the whole story. The heroine went through the supreme test that Santorls already had suffered, and came through It even as he had coihe through It, with the result that "With my beloved I ascend the supernal heights where the shadow of evil never falls, and where the se cret of life Is centred In the spirit of | love.” Af a romance. It is a fairy story j pure and simple. The difficulty with most of us Is that we haven’t got ex actly the kind of souls with which Marie Corelli furnishes her hero and her heroine. It Is In no sense a story of everyday life. It is full, too much so, of vague and fanciful idea. I The STAR extends the privilege . of these columns to the public and invites signed communications of not more than one hundred words treating of topics of the hour. Reckless Fljlug Should Re Stopped. To the Editor of the Evening Star: The number of aviators who have been killed while performing aerial stunts lias been so great recently that the question of the advisability of dis continuing aviation meets is one that should be discussed by the promoters of these exhibitions. It is for the sole purpose of making money that an ex hibition of this sort is financed; and, w 1th the gigantic crowd urging, tacitly perhaps, the aviator to do Ills most daring feat, some of them attempt the impossible and meet with death. Experiments In aviation should be continued by all means, but the money derived from these experiments should i ot be' taken into consideration and should not be used as r bribe to urge men to make sensational flights. it la always possible to find men who will risk their lives for a few dollars or for the applause and admiration of the public. The unnecessary risk of lives should not be countenanced by the authorities. Something ought to be done to prevent men from commit ting suicide in this way. FRANK STRONG. Splendid Plan. To the Editor ot the Evening Star'. The saving and loan department of the Celluloid Club, of this city, which has made such marked progress in helping the employees of the Celluloid Company to help themselves, is now being studied by manufacturers and welfare workers throughout the United States. The department is run by the employees themRelves; the employers have no direct hand In it. During the five years of its existence its officers have unearthed many cases of extor tionate money lending and have helped many of the members to get out of the bands of loan sharks. The saving and loan club was brought about by the officers of the company because ♦ hey had so many men who bought goods and then gave a lien on their wages to pay for them. Therefore the ....-*■.■■-■'•■■I-: department is also a help to the em ployer as well as to those employed. The whole system should be carefully studied by every large employer In Newark. Great good would come out of the general adoption of this or a similar plan. SAVER. -O Archliishop Ireland and Recall. To the Editor of the Evening: Star: No man who has the welfare of his country at heart and has an earnest desire to keep sacred the institutions that have stood the test of time, should fall to read the ringing appeal made ! y Archbishop Ireland at Council Bluffs for a return to reason. y He rightly denounced the initiative, the referendum and the recall as the "weapons of mobocracy," and, In scath ing words, scored those that are respon sible for such movements under the pre tense of doing good. That the recall is the worst of this trio of political fads is pointed out with all the logic and force that have always characterized the utterances of this eminent prelate on the great questions of the day. His most, comforting words are that "In the long run public "opinion will be | sure to right itself.” Ret us hope that the' present ru.-uof | Idiosyncrasies will be short. T. R. Henry Reniassena, of the Newark customs house, heard a bitter argu ment while watching the workers on the new skyscraper at Market and Beaver streets. Two of ^he masons were quarreling about politics and the dispute finally became personal when one said. "Why, all you don’t know about politics would fill severai large sized volumes." .. “Is that so," replied the other. “Well If you had a little more sense you’d be almost half-witted." * « • E Allen Smith, chief deputy collec tor of internal revenue, has become an enthusiastic golflst. He is frequently playing a mental game In his office and giving t> pantomime performance of the play. "I certainly have a strong feeling for that game." said the chief deputy; "take me out to Swamp Hollow, show me a hole there g,pd tell-me it's a golf links and I’m satisfied.” * .—_, —... .,— | TODAY IN HISTORY. | Fifty years ago today Mason and yiidell, Confederate commissioners, were being feted by British sympathizers In Havana, Cuba, to which city the South erners had escaped from Charleston, where a Northern squadron was intent upon pen ning ftp the city. A very stormy night, and lots of pluck and dar ing got the Confeder —ate agents through. If they hadn’t gotten out of the harbor there wouldn't have been any Trent af fair, a little occurrence' that made our kind English cousins dreadfully pro voked at us, so provoked. In fact, that they were going to give Uncle Sam a good licking—until they decided they'd wait awhile. A uew gas meter automatically prints a bill for the amount of gas used. A meter like that is smart enough to work day and night for the gas company. The of the support of your wife and children if you should be taken away from them Practical is one which you must consider sooner or later. If you find it difficult to meet all Problem life’s burdens, think how much harder it will be for them. Life Insurance takes up the burden where you leave off. If it is in the form of the Monthly Income Policy it supplies a regular income—the ideal way. Prudential .. .. - 1 .. i ' SOCIAL NOTES Of Newark and the Suburbs Mr. J. Kremelberg and hie daughter, Mrs. Edith K. Rhodes, of Harrison street, East Orange, will sail for Eu rope Tuesday on the Kronprlnzessen Cecelle. They expect to spend a month abroad. Miss Katherine Gorin, of Prospect street, East Orange, has entered Smith College. Several Newarkers attended the re ception given last night at the St. An drew, New York city, by Miss Nina De Roy, of New York, who was maid of honor at the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Harry De Roy last summer, and whose engagement to Mr. Edwin Bloomlngdale was announced at that time. The wedding will take place this winter. -»- - Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Alexander, of this city, are at Atlantic City. -•> Mr. and Mrs. C. B Archer, of South Seventh street, this city, are at Dake Champlain. Miss Myrtle Stanley, of Summer ave nue, this city, has gone to California, where, she will spend the winter with relatives.' -<« Mr. and Mrs. B. Foster Wilkinson, of Vhls city, are at Carsbad. They ex pect to remain abroad until January. -<9> Mr. and Mrs. William A. Halsey, of Mt. Prospect avenue, this otty, have returned from Lake Sunapee, N. H. -<• Mr. and Mrs. Frank HUdebrandt, of Summer avenue, this city, are visiting friends at Dover, Del. -V- > Mr. and Mrs. Harry De Roy, of Had den terrace, this city, have as their house guest Miss Adele Stern, of St. Paul, Minn. Mrs. De Roy entertained on Thursdaw afternoon in honor of Miss Stern. -* Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Leaeh, of Scotland road, South Orange, and Mrs. • M. J. Leach, also of South Orange, are registered at the Chalfonte, Atlantic City. * ----- rTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT’ri--rTTTttt'W»i.'m»tHMji,H4i|.H.»» I .... x + f Just bg the Wag f / r> Boss—John, I’m sorry, but*"l And we must part with your services at the end of the year. John (after forty years in the Ann’s employ)—Well, guv’nor, If I’d known It wasn’t goln’ to be a steady job I'd never havi taken It!” A little high living makes very plain thinking. Nothing makes a man swell up so much as when he passes a ci’owd of children and just catches the voice of his own youngster saying. "There goes my father, kids!" It it is true that one’s face is one’s fortune there are times when most of us would have to count our wealth in pennies. Rural Music. Country Boarder—For hMvtn'e sake, listen to those mosquitoes. The Landlord—'Skeeters nothing. That’s my darter playin’ the mandolin. If I should see the purple cow I'd tremble, I’m afraid— I’ll take my hues In milder form— Pink tea or lemonade. People who live In glass houses should talk very pleasantly to folks who carry stones. Soft-soap always gets In the eyes and impairs the vision. Edna Goodrich has married a baron who Is a friend of the ex-klng of Portu gal and who shoots at clay pigeons.” This is about the completest Insolence ever handed Nat Goodwin. The man who gets hit belteves they still make bricks without straw. Men are never as good as their wives think them—nor as bad. Lots of men never hitch their wagon to a star, but they hitch It In front of a place where it Is very easy to ac quire a collection of stars. O life is like a beehive, When we filch things to eat. We get %tung up a-plenty— But ain’t the honey sweet? Maybe Job was truly patient, but we'd be able to tell better if we knew whether or not he ever tried to keep an ox-team In the road on the way to town on circus day.