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Montclair, Bloomfield and all neighboring towns. Subscriptions may be given to newsdealers or sent to this office. VOLUME LXXX1L—NO. 39. FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 14. 1913. STATE SELF-INSURANCE. AS A business proposition New Jersey should carry its ow n lire insurance on State property. Other States do this with great saving and no voice was raised against Speaker Taylor's self-insurance bill when it passed the Assembly, [f the Senate fails to take like favorable action there will be grave suspicion that an underwriter lobby lias been busy. State property has proven a good risk. It is very seldom that tire visits any of the State institutions. There is now no centralized system of in surance. Each institutional managing board makes 'is own arrangements with the companies. The proposed plan will save thousands of dollars to the State every year and do away with opportunities for favoritism. BAIL FOR NIGHT OFFENDERS. THE INCARCERATION of a citizen in a cell if arrested on any ordinary charge at night, because the police court is not in session to take bail or discharge the prisoner, is one of the grave abuses of the municipal police system in this State. The rights of a citizen are as good in the night Time as they are in the day. Thousands of men unjustly accused have been locked up ai night, and in hundreds of cases of known men with fixed habitations and employments unnecessary bail has been required, in minor offenses, at least, where it is known that the accused man will not run away, his personal recognizance is all that is necessary. Rut in all police jurisdictions in this State the officer in charge of a station should have the discretion to take bail in ordinary cases of misdemeanor. A police official may have a better discretion in such matters than a police judge. REFORM PROGRESS IN WALL STREET. 4 THE NEW YOKE Stock Exchange governors, under strong compulsion, are doing what they promised to do more than two years ago and failed to do. They are instituting reforms for the exchange members. Small margins for speculation by which the "lambs’' are regularly fleeced are forbidden, the broker may not commit a breach of trust by hypothecating his Customers’ securities and reckless and unbusinesslike dealings are to be penalized. These are private regulations, not public laws. When the Stock Exchange shall be incorporated, the maximum Interest rate fixed and certain much-criticised acts made amenable to the criminal lawf Wall Street may claim to be reformed. UNWARRANTED FEAR OF A PARALLEL STREET. JEALOUSY BY Market street storekeepers of the open ing of a parallel street in the fear that it will divert trade is unreasonable. The clear-sighted business man on Market street dismisses that apprehension with a smile. A new avenue for street traffic from Branford place to Springfield avenue would not be developed as a part of the shopping centre and it would greatly benefit Market street by relieving it of wagon traffic and of a pedestrian travel that goes right through and never halts. A new avenue for ibis class of street traffic will improve shopping conditions on Market street. THOSE MEXICAN DISPATCHES. MOST OF the highly wrought dispatches from Mexico Uity that have appeared in American newspapers were written by rattled reporters innocent of any experience to qualify them lor such work and occupying positions remote from the zone ef danger. That is why the dispatches have been so very con tradictory and in most cases so laboriously colored and inexact. But they now approximate the truth of the situation and that is all we may expect from a city in turmoil, with its reporters hunting cover THE VALUE OF THE REVENUE CUTTER. FOR KYKR'i dollar that the revenue cutter service cost the untion last year *4.:!<i worth of property was saved to ves sel-owners and shippers. Apart from its worth as a humane agency in rescuing many imperiled mariners this service is a paying proposition economically. It is not likely that anything more will be heard of the Taft proposition to abolish the revenue cutter service as a distinct institution, cut off the appropriation and merge it iu the navy department. Who put that foolish idea into Taft's head? AN AMBASSADOR FACING EVICTION. BECAFSE THE owner of the building which the United States hires for an embassy in Paris wants lo turn it into a hotel our ambassador to France must soon go house-hunting. He has until April 15 to find new quarters, and this is no easy matter in the overcrowded French capital. How long will this great and rich republic neglect, to supply decent and permanent housing for its representatives to foreign courts and leave them liable to be turned into the street? It is a disgrace to America. A TOWN AS THE FARMERS’ BANK. KANSAS IS the home of novel ideas. The latest is for municipalities to go into the banking business. Instead of put ting its surplus funds into banks to draw a trivial rate of in terest tlx- town of La Harpe will lend them to the neighboring farmers, who will pay less for the use of the money than they now pay the banks, but more than the banks pay the town on deposits. This arrangement exposes the municipality to the risk of losses on loans, but tlx- difference in interest might be used is an insurance to reimburse the public treasury in case of loss. ANTI-SUFFRAGETTES IN EVIDENCE, TOO. WASHINGTON IS threatened with a t lasli between women w ho want votes and women who don't. Anti suffrage leaders iire trying to organize a big demonstration at the national capi tal a week before the inauguration, and expert delegates from sixteen States to take part in a mass meeting and street^parade. It is perhaps well that the^ival demonstrations are not to take place on the same day, for then the male population, including the members of Congress, might well consider the necessity of raking to the woods. .—.—.. ." ■ I. My Valentine ft By Jack Manning If but her lips would speak the thought Which from her eyes I can divine I know that then the prettiest girl Would say she was my valentine. Anti-Razor War May Be Started by Westerner Campaign Against Beardless Faces Favored by Editor, and He May Inaugurate Move ment for Whiskers' Revival. A Western newspaper man is irri tated because of the copious maga zine advertising of patent safety razors, self-stropping razors and the latest and most improved brands of razor strops. They are all a de lusion and a snare, he thinks, de signed to make it appear that the art of shaving has been so simpli fied that to the up-to-date man with the modern equipment it is as easy and painless as removing suds from a basin with a silver spoon. All of which is erroneous, according to this critic and practitioner of the art. He declares that he has per sonally tested some hundreds of razors, old-fashioned, automatic, self-scraping and self-stropping, and all the other kinds, and most of the patent strops, and he declares that shaving is still one of the chief woes of man. To his mind, if woman’s hair is her "crown of glory and cross of care,” it cannot compare with the suffering endured by the clean-shaven man. Now and then some man is heard to boast that he shaves in three minutes and gets his cheek as smooth as a furniture salesman's tongue; but this man is not to be believed. There has never yet been a razor that did not try to mimic a harvesting machine. And there is no soap that will not bite or smart inside the mouth. And so he concludes that the art of shav ing is to be set down as one of man’s ignominious failures. And from this the disgruntled shaver boldly argues for the revival of unabridged whiskers. He declares that the tombs of the Pharaohs con tain markings that have aroused yearnings in many a manly bosom to become another Moses. To his en vious mind, the Hebrew patriarchs must have led remarkably comfortable lives. Josephus wore a beard, else he could never have written his chronicles. Shaving consumes much valuable time. Whiskers leave leisure for reflection, study and creative ef fort. So wildly does this objector permit bis whiskerial fancy to roam through the pages of history that he finally declares that it is probable that most of the greatest men In the world wore beards, although history may furnish proof to the contrary. In any event, he is sure that the moments during which men have aspired to greatness have been those in which they were in least peril of the barber. This man has no use for shaving, although It is to lie surmised from the heat of his remarks that he still scrapes his face at regular intervals, or has it done for him at one of the regular emporiums established for that purpose. But the process has become objectionable to him. whether he is a self-shaver or a patron of the barber. The barber, ancient and modern, he declares, “should take a place beside the headsman of good old Henry VIII., an operator of the inquisition, or even a motormari on a flat-wheeled trolley car." ft is to be suspected that this indi vidual has had extraordinary ill-luck in his whisker-cutting experience. There are barbers and barbers, and many of us can testify that some of them are not half bad. Once in a while it Is possible to find one who is a genuine artist, capable of making the process of shaving a delightful and even luxurious experience. There is the Important matter of time, of course. Dallying in a bar ber shop consumes much more time than self-shaving, and even when the job is done at home a man uses up hundreds of hours in the course of a lifetime that might have been devoted to some useful pursuit. Of course, it cannot be denied that the time a man spends In shaving might be otherwise employed. Many a man, for Instance, might write a book In the course of a year with the careful use of the time he de votes to keeping his face clean. But, after all, docs the world really need any more books? It may be fancied CHINA WANTS VISITORS Julian H. Arnold, American consul at Amoy, China, says, according to his report, as published: "Americans desirous of visiting this section of China will be Interested to learn that thero are in Bhantung province two distinctive points of In terest, historically spiking. These are the grave of Confucius and the sacred mountain Tai Shan. Con fucius was buried in the year 478 B. C., at his birthplace at K’ufu, near Yenchowfu. There lives at K’ufu today the seventy-fifth lineau descendant of Confucius, on a large estate belonging to the descendants of the family of Confucius. The grave of Confucius with those of his ! descendants of seventy-four genera tions makes one of the most pic turesque and one of the most unique spots in all of China. Ancestral Seat of Confucius. “This family cemetery Is com passed In a wall, eight to ten miles in circumference. The interior makes one vast grove, trees having been planted there since the burial of Confucius twenty-five centuries ago. Within a mile from the entrance to the Confucian cemetery is the Con fucian Temple, a set of beautiful Chinese temple buildings, with yel low-glazed tile roofs amidst a grove of ancient cedars. Here we find also the ancestral hall of the descendants of Confucius. In close proximity to the Confucian Temple is the home of the only surviving descendant of Confucius. “This gentleman, Duke Kung, lives here in a little principality of his own. He receives callers. The grave of Confucius, the Confucian Temple, and the residence of the seventy-fifth lineal descendant of Confueius to gether make one of the most interest ing show places of China. These are within easy reach of the Tientsln Pukow railway, being but six or seven miles from Yenchowfu, the half-way station of the railway be tween Tientsin and Pukow. Visitors may reach Yeehowfu from Tsingtao over the German railway to Tslnanfu, where they may connect with the Tientgin-Pukow line, or from Tien tsin or Pukow, opposite Nanking on the Yangtze river. Plant* Auto Roada. “The governor of Shantung is con templating tile construction of an automobile road from Yenchowfu to K'ufu and the operation of a sight seeing automobile over this road dur ing the spring and autumn seasons, when tourists are most likely to visit this spot. Tourists will find the spring and autumn months the most favorable for visits to Confucius’s grave. 'Another spot of great historical In terest in Shantung Is the Mountain Tai Shan. This is the sacred moun tain of China. It was China’s sacred mountain before Confucius was born. Tal Phan lies about sixty miles north of Confucius's grave and about forty miles south of Tsinanfu, the capital city. At the base of the mountain is the city of Tai-an on the Tientsin Pukow railway. During February, March, April and May hundreds ff thousands of pilgrims from al! parts of China come to Tai Shan to ascend the mountain and seal vows made on the sick bed or under extenuating circumstances. The mountain Is about 4,500 feet above the floor of the val ley. Granite steps 7,500 in number lead from the base to the summit. Thousands of bound-footed women totter up these steps during toe pil grim seasons to worship in the tem ples at the summit, "The temples lining the oute of ascent and gracing the summit are extremely interesting from historical and artistic points of view. Chair bearers carry those to the summit who can pay the price, which is $2 for the round trip. It requires four hours to make the ascent In a choir and two and one-half hours to come down. Inns for Foreigners. "There are at present no hotels or inns of foreign style at either Tai anfu or Yenchowfu. but the govern ment is contemplating making ac commodations at these places for foreign visitors. At Yenchowfu the Tlentsin-Pukow railway through pas senger trains stop for the night and passengers are germitted the use of the ears with sleeping accommoda tions for the night at this place. "Tsinanfu. the capital of Shantung, lies at the juncture of the Tsing-tau Tsinantu railway and the Tlentsin Pukow line. It is a Chinese city of about 250,000 inhabitants and may be considered rather picturesque and in teresting. The Chinese have set aside a large area of land west of the walled city for treaty port purposes for foreign business. This area is laid out in wide macadamized roads, lighted with electric lamps, and well policed. Quite a number of foreign firms, mostly German, have constructed pa latial business and residence struc tures in this section, and it presents the appearance of a thriving commer cial city. There are two small for eign hotels located here with what the ordinary tourist would term very poor accommodations. A company is being organized to construct a mod ern foreign hotel, but it will probably be some time before Tsinanfu is pro vided with good hotel accommoda ; tions, although the business of the place would make it seem an invit ing project. ■‘Americans desiring to see some of | the more interesting spots in China, | places with combined historical in | terest and scenic beauty, would do | well to try to arrange to visit Con j fucius's grave and the Sacred Moun I tain Tai Shan.” that the world could get along very well if all the publishers %were to suspend business for a year or two. Anyway, this Western effort to en courage a revival of whiskers is not to be commended. The time spent in shaving is time well spent. One of the most admirable efforts of man is that which has resulted In keeping his face comparatively free from hir sute vegetation. We may imagine that most of the prophets would have gone beardless if safety razors had been known in the ancient days. Whiskers were in favor in the old times chiefly because the process of removing them was a painful one, it being necessary to remove them hair by hair with a piece of flint.—Prov idence Journal. One from the Heart. Mrs. Humphrey Ward and her vol uminous and heavy novels were being discussed at the Franklin Inn, In Philadelphia A poet said: "I met the Humphrey Wards during the last London season. Poor Humph rey himself is rather overshadowed by his wife, and I think he feels it. At dinner a lady said: “ ‘in olden times men claimed that it was possible for them to maka themselves Invisible.’ ” 'That is still possible, madam,' said Mr. Humphrey Ward, in h:» grave, sad way. ” ‘Possible for a man to make him self Invisible!’ the lady cried. ‘How on earth can he do it?’ “ ’By marrying a celebrated wife,’ was the reply.”—St. Louis Globe Democrat Just a Slight Mistake. ' The reporter's life is a happy One. When he suffers an Indignity, the cause of that indignity is usually be neath consideration, or else the In sult is due to some misunderstand ing.'' The speaker was Albert J. Beve ridge, himself a one-time reporter. He continued: "I know a reporter who went to a house the day after a wedding and said to the servant who answered his ring: "Can you let me have some details, please, of yesterday's ceremony?” “ ‘No, X can’t,’ she said. 'They ate every crumb! And I think you ought to be ashamed, an able-bodied young man like you, going around begging for cold details.’ St. Paul Dispatch. f A Country Caudle. Farmer Turmut had hod a good day at market. His cattle had fetched good prices, and feeling flush, he bought, a nice piece of cloth to have made into a suit of clothes. But, alas! on his homeward way he lost it, a happening which annoyed Mrs. Turmut very much. Full of the grievance, she told the vicar about it next, day, blaming her husband's carelessless for the loss. A week later the vicar met Turmut. “Good morning, Mr. Turmut,” ssid the good man. "Have you heard any thing about your cloth?" Turmut smiled sadly. “Yes,'' he said, solemnly and mourn fully, yet philosophically, “I have morning, noon and night!”—P. I, P. Substantial Growth in Millions of Protection to the Public. During: 1912 The Prudential increased its insurance in < force by $192,000,000. This item is the true test of a Life* Insurance Company’s progress and service to the public. In these The Pru= dential is truly a leader. The Prudential FORREST F. DRY DEN, President People’s Rostrum — Commander Rnox Explain*. To tlio Editor of the. Evening Star: f?ir—In your article referring to the resolution exonerating General Grubb passed by Post Robert MeAH rier SB, the remarks concerning the open ing of envelopes containing pension checks is rather vague. Under Major Rogers's administra tion that was the case, and the checks were held till the 15th or later and a home check given to the pensioner, which could only be cashed at one place. This resulted in much incon venience to the men. Under the present management the envelopes are given to thn men un opened on the day of arrival at the home. EDWARD KNOX, Commander. Feb. 13, 1013. WHAT THE CHILDREN SAW IN A BOTANICAL NAME Students Conjure Up Lizards and Gypsies in Minds. The pimpernel is a simple, sweet, little ftofcr that grows widely, but It would seem practically unknown to the public school children of Chicago. This, at least, was the conclusion lorced upon a certain teacher after giving cut a line from Tennyson's "Maud” and asking for its written definition. The lino was, “As tho pimpernel dozed on the loa^j. and here are some of the answers received, m addition to those defining the pimper nel as "a frog,” ”a small deer,” "a dragon fly” and "a small shrub like a prickly pear.” “The word pimpernel calls up to my mind the image of a pampered eur. He is a worthless brute who spends most of his time dozi'hg in the sun shine.” "The pimpernel seems to me a small animal resembling an eel. It has short, rounded cars and bright, bead like eyes. As I Imagine it. the pin*'1 pernel Is lying half asleep on the grass near the shore of a lake, ready to slip into the water at the slightest sound.” “A pimpernel seems to me u tr-jir.p or gypsy. He lies on the bank in the sun with an old battered hat drawn over his face.” “I do not know what the w u'd means, but it instantly suggests .0 me a small lizard covered with pim ples or warts. The image flashed upon my mind as soon as the word was spoken and Is still vivid and dis tinct. Although 1 never heard the word before. 1 seem always to have known It and to attach this meaning to it. I am absurdly confident that this is the true meaning.'' All of which would seem to prove that the juvenile imagination, given free rein, can make strange work of almost any given thought or idea. RULES FOR WOMEN WHQ WOULD FOSTER BEAUTY By Following Them One May Become Divinely Fair. If you are desirous of being "most divinely fair," then adhere to the beauty program given below, as it will be the means of giving you a healthy body and a comely face. If you are skeptical of this way of liv ing, at least reserve your opinion until you have had an opportunity to try it out. There can be no question what your decision will finally be: Tlie day of the woman who craves health and beauty should be laid out as follows: When you arise in the morning run to the window, which should have been open all night, and take twenty deep, full breaths. Practise some simple all round ex ercise for live minutes. Take either a warm or a cold sponge hath or both. If you do not react well after a cold plunge, omit it in the future, as it is not for you. Go downstairs, and twenty minutes before you breakfast drink two glasses of hot water, not so warm that it soalds the mouth nor so cool that It nauseates. Eat a light breakfast, refraining from meat. Take a short walk for a mile or ! mere, walking along briskly with chest thrown up and out and head held erect. Work. Twenty minutes before lunch drink two glasses of hot water. Eat a simple lunch. Rest for half an hour. ' Work. i Toward evening walk for an hour I If you feel so disposed. Twenty minutes before you sit down to the dinner table drink two glasses of hot water. Dinner. Rent or recreation. Twenty minutrs before creeping into bed drink two glasses of hot water. Bleep for nine or ten hour*. ON THE <£ «£ SPUR ?HE MOMENT By Roy K. Moulton WHAT’S THIS I'SE'.' I thought that I might buy a car and zip around the countryside, l went to see an agent and he took me for a nice long ride. Somehow the news got noised around and fifteen agents called on me And took me out in brand-new ears their points of excellence to see. This thing went all year around, and really, folks, it was immense; I toured all over half the State with out a nickel of expense: Why should I own a touring car? I am not missing any fun: I can go riding all the time with agents who would sell me one. FROM THE HICKEYVILEE CLARION. William Tibbitts, our popular and congenial groceryman, says he wouldn't trust Philander Higgins any further than he could throw a bull by the tail. However, Tibbitts is some bull-thrower when he gits start ed with a little hard cider. Anson Judson is going to put a steam-heating plant in his house. What is the use of heating steam when it is hot anyway? Uncle Ezra Harkins never wears my socks or neckties and his chil dren never know what to give him for Christinas. Miss Anastasia Tibbitts, who has recently returned from a conserva tory of mu9lc, expects to smg at the toadies’ Aid social next Thursday evening, but the ladies .are not ad vertising it, as they wish a large at tendance. A nerve specialist is thinkin of set tling. in H'ckeyville, but he will starve to deatii if he does. There is nothing the matter with the nerve of anybody in this town that we know of. Hank Tumms. who said he would eat his hat if Wilson was elected now claims that he hasn't got a hat. He has worn a cap for twenty years. Ant Tilson shaved Hod Peters the other day and he said: "Hod, what would you like on your face?” Hod replied: “I would like a little skin on my face, please.' Village Constibule Ezra Is trying hard to get a glue on the culpret who broke Into William Tibbitts's re frigerator last week and took a half dozen eggs, as there Is a charge of grand larceny again’ him. The con stlbulo is thoroughly disguised so that nohuddy will know him. He disguised himself by buying a new corncob pipe to take the place of the sne he had smoked since Cleveland •was elected the first time, having won the same on an election bet. The constibule has nine fellers in the lockup on suspicion. Everybody is acting suspicious so as to be locked up and hoarded at’the expense of the village for three or four weeks, which Is considered a snap just now. Hod Peters busted his gailtis the other day laughing at a joke in Hos tetter's almanac and now he don’t dast get up out of his chair. Hi Hug gins and Hank Tumms was cane rackin' around the county fair cir cuit all last fail. Hank took along a dozen of his wife’s doughnuts to use for rings. Before they went Jed Frink, our blacksmith, tried to pound one of the rings over the head of one of the canes witli a sledge hammer, but was unsuccessful. He says the general public had a fat chance to win a cane. Ezra Har kins’s cousin died out in the West last week and Ez says his death was quite unexpected, as the family ex pected up to the last minute that th* governor would pardon him. THE RUDIMENTS OK POKER. Who bluffs a hand and gets the pot may live to bluff and win it not. One good player deceives another. A card in time seems fine. The man who laughs last stack* best. The insignificant pair gathers no moss. Discretion is the better part of poke’'. A little full house is a dangerous thing. A player is known by the chips he keeps. A card in need is a card indeed. There are just as good cards in the deck as ever was caught. Whom the gods would destroy they first give a fourflush. Never count your chips until they’re cashed. DOG’S BRAIN GRAFTED UPON THAT OF A MAN The brain of a dog was transferred to a man's skull at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) University hospital recently. \V. A. Smith, of Kalamazoo, had been suffering from abscess on the brain, and in a last effort to save his life this remarkable operation was performed. Opening Ills skull, (he surgeons re moved the diseased part of his brain and in its place substituted the brain of a dog. Smith rested comfortably later, and the surgeons say he has a good chance to recover. CANNON, LIKE CAESAR, TAKES OCCASIONAL NIP Julius Caesar and ‘"Uncle Joe” Cannon have at least one thins in common—they both lilted their oc casional nip, Congressman Victor Berger says. "Grant, Lincoln, Bismarck—all great men, were drinkers,” Berger as serts. "Why. the greatest of them, from Julius Caesar to Joe Cannon, lilted their nip in a moderate fashion —except Richmond Pearson Hobson, tho hero of the Merrimac.” III: Approaching The Customer By Telephone THERE are few salesmen who have not met with the discouraging reception that Mr. Blank is “not in,” “busy,” “cannot be seen,” etc., necessitating additional calls before the inter view is granted. On the other hand, when you called him by telephone, you were successful in reaching him. Why not approach your customers more often by telephone ? It is the sure way of reaching them. Of coarse yoa have a telephone in your place of business. NEW YORK TELEPHONE CO. L. C. HALL, District Agent 281 Washington Street Newark, N. J.