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JAMES SMITH, JR. FOUNDED MARCH 1, 1832. Published every afternoon, Sundays excepted, by the Newark Daily Advertiser Publishing Company. Entered ns second-class matter February 4. l9t)S. at t ie Postolfloe. Newark, N. J., under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Weekly Edition—THE SENTINEL OF FREEDOM. Efttnbllntied 1706. Member of the Associated Press and American Newspaper Publishers’ Association. .MAIN OFFICE, 794 Frond Street, Newark. Telephone 6300 Market. ORANGE OFFICE, 14 ‘ one Street, Orange. Telephone 439 Orange. ROSEVILLE BRANCH OFFICE, 392 Seventh Avenue. Telephone 227-W. Branch Brook. CLINTON HILL BRANCH OFFICE. 198 Peshlne Avenue Telephone 1661-M-5. Waveriy. HARRISON OFFICE, 324 Harrison Avenue. Harrison. Telephone 6300 Market. CHICAGO OFFICE Steger Building. NEW YORK OFFICE, northwest corner Twenty-eighth Street and Fifth Avenue. MILLBT'RN OFFICE. Mlllburn Avenue. Telephone 101-L, Mlllburn. N. J. SEASHORE OFFICE. 222 Main Street, Asbur? Park. N. J. Phone 1224 Asbury Park. ATLANTIC CITY. The I'torlnml Advertising Agency. Mall Subscription Bales (I'oslage Prepaid Wltliii) the Postal Union.) 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 nil neighboring towns. .Subscriptions tuny be 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 some at any of nur offices When ordering paper please state whether Orange. West Hudson. Iasi or sporting editions Is desired. VOLUME LXXX_NO. 2*0. SATURDAY J3VENIN G. OCTOBER 28, 1911. NEAR ELECTION AND NO INTEREST. TEN days will elapse before the general election in New Jersey on November 7 and political interest in the State is “Hat its it pancake." There was immense interest in the champion ship baseball match and the two poison cases have had the big gest headlines in the daily papers, and the accounts are universally read. Affairs itt t'hiiut and in Algeria largely occupy the public mind. The prosecution of the steel trust is the sensation of the hour, and next week interest nil) he centred in the great naval display on the Hudson. Before November 7 other things will come up to command public addition, and there seems to be no chance at all for the spellbinder to get the people interested in Stale politics. There'has been a small registration, a falling off of about 50,000 in the State, and at least lliat many voters will not attend the polls. As the full regislration is never voted./the poll on November 7 may be 20 per rent, less than the number registered. In former years voters were not so easily diverted from campaign politics by other matters of interest. Why should they now be? And that, too, in a year when the Slate has, according to some authorities, the best election laws ever devised in the Slate or country? A NEWARK EXPOSITION. DP’ the idea of an exposition in Newark next year is to he carried out its originators cannot begin too soon to arrange for it, and the exposition must be of a character to do credit to our city and he a good prelude to the greater exposition planned to be held in 191fi in celebration of the 250th year of Newark as a settle ment and town. Manufacturers must shake off their civic inertia and fully do their part, and active and intelligent work must be done. A secondclass show in a first-class town cannot redound to the glory of the town, and Newark’s ability to make a greater show , in 1910 will he judged by the results qchieved next year. There is plenty of civic pride in our city and we believe it will respond heartily if properlv appealed to. Rut the getting up of an industrial exposition worthy of Newark is the matter of much time, labor and expense, and the present year wanes to its close. Preparations should begin at once and with vigor. NEWARK MORE THAN A FACTORY TOWN. Will 1,1*1 Newark is one of the most important manufacturing cities of the United States and is rapidly attaining rank with the foremost manufacturing cities, we should not rest upon that distinction alone. Our city has other claims to pre sent. Newark is a city of commerce with unrivaled facilities. It has a splendid water front on river and bay, and with direct access to the ocean. Connecting with the waiter-front there are five trunk railroads. The development of our waiter-front in ways contem plated will make Newark one of the principal harbors and ocean and railroad terminals of the continent. Then, again, Newark is a city of homes. The residential area of Newark includes the beau tiful suburbs that are rapidly growing. It is the centre of an im mense retail trade within a radius of fifty miles, .and the stores in Newark vie with those of New York. The impression should not be given on I abroad that our city is merely a factory towai. We arc proud of our vast array of manufacturing establishments and of the 50,000 artisans who populate them, but that is only one element of our prosperity and one of the distinguishing features of the city. There arc others not to be overlooked by the Hoard of Trade. 7HE PRESIDENTS MOTIVES. SPEAKING in Chicago Iasi niglil President Tnfl said he would “rather cut off his hand than to do anything to disturb the business of the country, especially to disturb it for a purpose witli any coloring of political advantage." in the long line of ^American Presidents (lie name of not one can he recalled who would do what President. Taft disavows. And the American people have too much respect for the presidential office to harbor such a thought. Bui the President does nol make this denial to the American people, but only lo an unfair and in some cases en venomed criticism. On the one hand, charges have been made by Wall Street spokesmen that the President was sacriticiug busi ness interests for political athantage. and on the other hand by a rival candidate for (he presidency that he was wobbling and incon sistent in his trust policy, blew hoi and co'd and trimmed his sails to every passing breeze. President Taft is fully capable of blunders of policy, but so was President Grant. He has never laid himself open lo the charge of studied deceit. I HE ACTING GOVERNOR. DT is becoming a question whether the Governor or ,1 he acting Governor will he on duly in the executive chambers at Trenton during the present gubernatorial term. Senator Ackerman served for one month last spring and at other intervals and he is now on duty. As il is the intention of the Governor lo take a vaca tion after his return from his present Western trip. 1he Union county senator has another period of duty in near prospective. But there is a vista of more intervals of absence for the senator lo till up s.xntil the next Legislature meets. Then he will be relieved by the election of another Senate president, and. as 1912 is presidential election year, the prospect is that Senator Ackerman's smcssor will be sadly overworked. NOT A BLACK FRIDAY. THERE was fear of another Black Friday when the stock market opened yesterday because of the action by the gov ernment in entering suit for dissolution of the steel trust, but while the steel prices slumped the general market showed sur prising firmness against the assaults of the bears. Liquidation has been going on so long and steadily that all speculative values have been wiped ont, but there are lower levels for stocks to fall tm in a panic. But if the announcement had come to Wall Street when stock prices, and especially si eel prices, were at their normal the scenes in the Stock Exchange yesterday would have rivaled those of the famous Black Friday, a black-letter day in the history of Wall Street. r The Evening Star s Weekly Review of Books Mr. Ryanne, the High-class Crook in The Carpet from Bagdad Accomplishes improbabilities Interestingly. BY WILLIAM HAMILTON OSBORNE "THE CARPET FROM BAGDAD," j by Harold '1 acOrath. (Robbs-Merrill If you happen to be a high-class crook, and if your brother, whom you hate very genial ly, happens to own an old-fashioned bank directly in tlie rear of the fashionable resi dence of one of your New York friends, and if you can keep your friend out on the .Sahara desert for a sufficient lengtii of time, and can induce his agent to allow you to occupy the fash ionable residence and can dig a tun nel therefrom to the vaults of your brother's bank and purloin a cool million or two—if you can accomplish all these tilings under such circumstances, you will do just what Mr. Ryanne did in "The Carpet From Bagdad.”' Mr. Harold MacGrath. its author,does not purport to have Mr. Ryanne per form in oxactly the raw way above Indicated, although that is literally what happens. George Jones is the owner of the house. He is a member of the Arm of Mortimer & Jones, antique rug deal ers. He meets Ryanne in Cairo. Vtyanne lacks money but possesses a choice collection of scars and some thing else, which ho shows to George Jones in the privacy of his room. "Yonder is a rug, a prayer rug, as holy to the Moslem as the idol’s eye is to the Hindu, as the Bible is to the Christian. For hundreds of years it never saw the outside of the sultan’s palace. One day the ia.te Abdul, the Unspeakable Turk, gave it to the Pasha of Bagdad. Whenever this rug makes its appearance in Holy Mecca it is worshiped, and none but a sul tan of a sultan’s favorite, may kneel upon it.” Ryanne did not have to tell George these things. The instant George saw the rug he leaned forward with a gen tle terror in his heart. “The Yhlordes. By Jove, is that the Y’hiordes?" It unquestionably was. If it had not been, Mahomed El Gebel would not have followed it up. George bought it for a thousand pounds and Mahomed found It out. In his uncertainty, how ever, he gathered in not only George, but Mr. Ryanne as well and a spright ly youpg woman whose first name was Fortune. Dire things happened to these three, which Mr. MacGrath tells with the aid of a great deal of atmosphere and with all the trappings, pomp, panoply and circumstance of a caravan composed of racing camels. George Jones was looking for an ad venture, and he got it. Meantime, Mr. Ryanne’s accomplices had made them selves at home In George’s fashionable New York house and were tunneling | underground. Fortune's mvn mother I was one of these individuals. The story is. of course, a story of the East. It reeks with (he atmosphere of 1 lie Orient. Danger always lurks around Hie corner. Everybody con- j stantiy piques the reader’s curiosity. | Vv’e are never sure of anybody except j George. It is not until the end of the tale that the sheep are separated from the goats. It is done in Mr. MacGrath's usual off hand style, and makes aiT unusually readable story, in which the interest never flags. The very striking illus trations are dune by Andre Castaigne. QO "SOME ASPECTS OF THACK ERAY." By J wis Melville (Little, Brown & Co., Boston). Who was Becky Sharp? This is one of the burning questions in Lewis Mel ville’s volume, "Some Aspects of Thackeray.” "It Is commonly supposed," said the author, "that the inimitable Becky had an original, though her name is known to few. Lady Ritchie sa\v her once. She drove to Young Street to see Thackeray, a most charming, dazzling little lady, dressed in black, who greeted the novelist with gnat affection and brilliancy./and on her departure pre sented him with a bunch of violets. Thackeray always parried with a laugh all questions concerning this prototype. However, a. lady who know him inti mately was not. so reticent. She said the character of Becky was an inven tion, but it had been suggested to him by a governess, who lived In the neigh borhood of Kensington square, and was the companion of a very rich and very selfish old woman. The governess, strange to say, followed in the footsteps of Becky. Some years after the publi cation of "Vanity Fair” she ran away with the nephew of the lady with whom she was living, and for a while made a sensation in society circles, quite in Mrs. Rawdon Crawley’s style and en tirely by Mrs. Rawdon Crawley’s meth- r ods. This living hnndsomely on noth ing a year resulted in the usual way, and ill the end the ex-governess fled the country and was to be seen on the con tinent flitting from gambling place to gambling place.” Mr. Melville’s volume is valuable in that he tells for the first time things about Thackeray that have never been told before. The most interesting features of the book are the chapter on Thackeray ai, an artist, another chap ter on his satires on the Newgate school of fiction, in which satires Thackeray taught a lesson which It would be well for many modern authors of this day to learn, and the chapter on his originals. For years Charles Dickens's admir ers have been Informed repeatedly as to the Identity of the real Mr. Micaw ber, the real Mrs. Nickleby, the real Harold Sklmpole. but the casual read er has know'n hut little of the real people whom Thackeray caricatured. In this book, also, are set forth Thackeray’s morals and principles as a writer. There were things he would not do, bounds beyond which he would not step. Bis purposes, too, are com merited upon and set forth. Any lover of Thackeray will thoroughly enjoy this volume. It is copiously illustrated by sixty or more illustrations, many of them done by Thackeray himself ' if-C© EDWARD MARSHALL HAS NOV i Used "The Family,” a drama, writ ten by Robert H. Davis. Mr. Davis is the managing editor of the Frank A. Munsey Co. “The Family” Is but one of Ills dra matic productions. It was successfully put on in Boston and Chicago, where It met with instant favor and had considerable runs. The novelized ver sion of any play is apt to lose much of Its original vigor, nd this Is no exception to the rule.-* Mr. Davis, the playwright, has certain telling methods about his stagework that It 13 difficult for any novelist to reproduce. How ever, the stor, is preserved and kept intact, and that is the main point. It Is an Interesting one. Involving a plain, ordinary American family, chiefly shiftless, except for the mother, the head of the family. The father, tin; son. eveA the daughter, are all tainted with American weaknesses. The son Is a cigarette fiend. The daughter, attracted by glitter and swagger, runs away with » hand master who comes to town. They pre tend matrimony. The family vlints, them. The mother sees the situation She understands. Her one passion Is to get her daughter back--to keep the family together. She does It by virtue of the strong grip that ,1 mother In great crises exerts upon her household. The story Is virile, strong, down to the ground. If anything, It ts too true to life, too real. Mr. Davis Is vise the author of “Tho Welcher," p. one-act playlet, made familiar to Newarkefs by Macklyn Arhuckle's impersonation of a plunger who had made a fortune on the track. -O© Dramatization of Novels fContiniirH.I A theatrical contract, contemplating 1 Broadway production, will also pro vide that the managers must give the nlay a first-class production, by a first-* ’lass company, In a first-class theatre, n a first-elass city, and If they fall to lo so their rights shall terminate; also, hat the manager shall present the play [or a certain number of performance's n each year, and upon their failure in his respect their rights are terminated; itherwise, they might hold the authors property and produce it only once or wice. Payment of rolayties are made each week, accompanied by certified office itatements, showing the receipts. Fall ire to furnish tho statements Is usually dated to work a forfeiture of the man iger'S'rlghts. The contract also provides, as a rule, tow the name of the play and the name if thd author of the novel and the ilayvvrlght shall appear on program vnd advertisements. This often Is a natter of considerable bickering. The [air way to set out a dramatist’s novel s as follows: "The Gold Mine,” by John Doe, a iramatizatlon of Richard Roe's novel if the same name. The STAR extends the PrivtUge of these columns to the public and Invites signed communications of not more than one hundred words treating of topics of the hour. Wants Tights Towered. To the Editor of the Evening Star: Mav I use your “Rostrum" column to try to make the Public Service cor rect one of Its faults'! I refer to the j way In which Its motormen flash their , lights In the faces of the occupants of motor and horse vehicle®. All the Mor ris County Traction Company cars shut down their headlights on ap proaching cars or horse vehicles, but I notice that the cars of the Public. Serv ice never do this. T am sure that It would not be so much trouble for tho motormen to do this If they were or dered to. There have been many nar row- escapes on the Hilton flats due to the blinding headlights, and some day there will be a bad accident there and then the public will blame It on the "reckless driver." HU,TON MOTORIST. -o Pure Food Suggestion. To the Editor of the Evening Star: If New Jersey had a law that would enable a person to secure damages in case of illness or death caused by poison from food, canned or otherwise, it would be a great step towards In suring its purity by proper supervision after It gets in the market. It’s all right to have Uncle Sam’s label on a can, for instance, setting forth that the manufacturers have complied with the j law, but some cans are kept so long In stock that their contents become poisonous. If the w holesale or retail dealer could be haled Into court, as they do In New York, much danger from this source would disappear as “snow upon the desert's dusty face." B. A. —O An Eye Opener. To the Editor of the Evening Star: Just a few words to praise the New ark STAR for its efforts in behalf of better conditions In the civil service. The other night you showed In your columns the questions asked by the commission on a $6 a ^veek Job and a $25 a week job, and you certainly opened the eyes of many Newarkers. Now 1 see that the commission Is at odds over the appointment of a deputy chief. I think that a man should be elected Into this position by the mem bers of the Fire Board, who know his work, instead of being placed bj- means of an examination in questions which do not concern him. I for one do not know the remedy for this condition, but I Hill sure that It will come out through the efforts of the STAR. CITIZEN. | TODAY IN HISTORY. |J T-PEET IG'd*'!-!-! d-T-t'E-PT-fl P ; October 28, 1861, just fifty years ago, Neosho, Mo., made one brief but starry t —- —■ hurtle across the horizon of history. The Missouri Legis lature, or part of it, was in session there, as It had been for a few minutes every day for a week, but this day shone above all others, for it was graced with all the formality of a mess age from Governor Claiborne Jackson, delivered in person. You see, this was the Confederate end of the Legislature, and the real capital at Jefferson City was in possession of Federal troops. Neosho, on the other hand, was close to the Arkansas line, so. the Governor and legislators could make a quick get away If' Union soldiers showed up. Under the spell of Jackson s eloquence this Neosho Legislature passed an ordinance formally subtracting Mis souri from the United States of Amer ica, but old Mrs. History, for some reason, has always insisted that Mis souri remained a Union State. Neosho is still the capital of Newton county and a quiet, sedate town, not nearly so Lively as Joplin, its overshadowing neighbor, which has zinc mines and a real opery house. Max Freling struck a match on the seat of his pants as he was leaving Savannah, Ga. He was standing on a car platform at the time. No, He didn’t set fire to himself, but he fell ofr the platform and was fatally hurt. On a referendum vote how many kids would stay in school 2 Some children are born, other grow up and some are raised, according to Edward Bok. MATURE VE WAD A GOOD llymAT^GAsj MOTIV/E Fofc [H>S Motive | BOMPtNG TH*TCtVJY _ , IS NT ELL* OLD C« M-TEftBoti Jjsj'TitoOfettpJ The oldest tenant In Broad street from Market to Clinton streets as the subject of a discussion among a group of business men recently. It was found that the late Charles A. 'elck was \he oldest, closely followed by Oscar Naun dorff, with law offices at 780 Broad street. The latter has been at the same station for twenty-five years. The sec ond tenant in order of s. iority is Judge Charles F. Herr, who has on practising law at 772 Broad street for twenty years. * * * The point came up in one of the re cent hearings qf the Prudential tax ca^e as to whether the commissioner of banking and insurance, Vivian M. Lewis, had said in ills testimony that lie had based his certification to the local tax board on the decision of “the Supreme Court and Court of Errors and Appeals." “He never mentioned Court of Errors and Appeals," said Francis M. Child, for the city. ( “‘Oh, but I tell you he did, Judge," said R. V. Lindabury. But former Judge Child so strenu ously denied It that Mr. Lindabury be gan to doubt. "Now, see here, judge," said Mr. Lln dpbury. “It doesn’t matter an iota as far as this case is concerned, but it is worth while to know whose memory is failing the faster. Let us have it looked up." Commissioner Bindseii went back over the testimony. Lindabury was right. # • HOW Much Every man may be sure of leaving IJ *// 1/ them something at his death if he will YY1** YOUf carry a life insurarice policy in The Pru Family dential in their favor. Have? The Prudential through its low rates and easy premium payment plans makes it possible fonany insurable man to create an estate. Investigate the Monthly Income Policy. .■■■■* ■ % <; , ,fc T \ • \ fBAMNG-POWDEl| 1^*'Absolutely Pure^m K MAKES HOME BAKSKG EASY 1 . M Light Biscuit | || Delicious Cake |i ¥ Dainty Pastries j| 0 Fine Puddings 1| ® Flaky Crusts • H y The only Baking Powder made ]| |jj^^ from Royal Grape Cream of Tarte^^^^ Br.!iui' '■■'..'. —-ii1-1_rr ■—■—"■■— .; !lj i^J.J■ * '-- — " ' mar— ■ SOQAL NOTES Of Newark and the Suburbs Miss Marion Van Wagenen, of 234 Mt. Pleasant avenue, this city, gave a lunch eon yesterday in honor of Mrs. Oscar Flynn, of East Orange, and her house guest, Mrs. Joy. Yellow chrysanthe mums prevailed the decorations, and besides the hostess and the guests of honor covers were laid for the former's sisters, Mrs. Ward Ferguson and Miss Christine Van Wagenen, of this city, and Mrs. Benjamin Buck and Mrs Henry Silliman, of New York city. -* The former Y. M. C. A. building, 03 Washington street, this city, was gaily decorated with autumn leaves and Jack o’-lanterns last night for the Hallowe’en supper and masquerade held there by the College Woman's Club, of Essex county. Miss Jessie Creamer presided at the business session whloh, preoeded the evening's festivities. The resigna tion of Miss Mildred Wells, of East Or ange, from the presidency was read and accepted with regret. Miss Wells will be out of town most of the year and will be unablo to be identified with the club in any official capacity. Her place will be filled by Miss Creamer, wno was elected first vice-president last spring. It was announced that the civic com mittee of the club will, cooperate with the public welfare committee of Essax county in its season’s work. December 2'.) was decided upon for the dance, which will be held at the woman's club house,* East .Orange, and February 17 for the club play, which will be pre sented in the New Auditorium. The name of Miss Dorothy Clark, of Wellesley, was proposed for member ship. Miss Grace Fra zee was chairman of the committee in charge last night and she was assisted by Mrs. Harry P. Havell as chairman of the supper com mittee, Miss Georgianna T. Perry as chairman of the entertainment oom mittee, and Miss Alberta Moore as chairman of the decorating committee. -« Miss Mary D. Brigham, of 320 Park avenue, Orange. wMll give an Informal tea this afternoon for Miss Florence Dutten, of Pittsfield, Mass., whose en gagement to Mr. Harry D. Brigham was recently announced. _,.J>_ Mrs. Oliver de Gray Vanderbilt, of 40 Evergreen place, East Orange, will give a reception Monday afternoon, No vember 11, for Miss Madelon E. Weir, of New York city, the fiancee of Mr. Oliver de Gray Vanderbilt, Jr. Follow ing the reception Mrs. Vanderbilt will entertain at dinner at the Essex Coun ty Country Club in honor of Miss Weir. -v Mrs. Stephen V. B. Brewster is chair man of the general committee in charge of the parish fair of Christ Episcopal Church, East Orange, which is to be held December 5 to December S. Sira. Brewster, w ith young ladles of the parish, w 111. havo charge of the res taurant. Those in charge of booths will include Mrs Samuel S. Yardley. farfcy table; Mrs. Do Witt Cook and Mrs. J. N. Failing, dolls and toys; Mrs. W. E. Moore, household articles, Mrs. C E. Hutchison and Miss Helen Meeker, arts and crafts; Mrs. C. H. Lee and Mrs. Albert L. Johnson, lar der Mrs. Thomas R. Creede and Mrn W. A. McCrea, grab bag; Mrs. A. M Wheeler, odds and ends, and Mrs. E. R * Crippen and Miss Frederica van den Berg, candy. -- Mrs. John Torrey, of East Orange, entertained the Friday Afternoon Club at her residence yesterday. -^ Mr. Charles Hathaway, of Prospect street, East Orange, returned from a European trip this morning. -- The Chickamauga Circle of Orange, of which Mrs. Frederick C. Handel is president, will resume meetings for the season on next Thursday evening at the residence of Mrs. Abram Mosler, 28 Park place, Orange. New members will be received at this meeting. Mrs. Van Zee is secretary of the organization, which meefts on Thursday evenings -*- "•"* Mr. and Mrs. Warren K Sawyer, of South Belmont avenue, are enter taining Mrs. Sawyer's mother, Mrs. ,T Hollins Severance, of Cleveland, Ohio. -* Mrs. Samuel Henderson, of Wash ington terrace, East Orange, will en tertain the Terrace Bridge Club on Tuesday afternoon at the first meet ing of the season. Qhost stories by members will be a feature of the first meeting of the season of the Scribblers’ Club, to be held Tuesday evening at the home of Miss Elizabeth Wesson, 84 Cleveland street, Orange. -•> Mrs. Robert C. Babbitt, of 72 Munn avenue, East Orange, will be hostess Monday afternoon at guest day of the Charlotte Emerson Brown Club, of which she is president. Or She'd Know. “He jilted you?" "Yes, and* I don't know why.'' 'Let me congratulate you on being without vanity.” “What do you mean?" "Why, it's evident that you don’t ever spend any time looking Into your mirror."