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Newark (ftoemttj S’tar
Published every afternoon. Sundays excepted, hr the Newark Dalb Advertiser
publishing Company.
Entered as second-class matter. February 4. 1308. at A*1* ««mer^CpUwtsher^'
Member of the Associated Press anil Amerlcsn Newspape
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Kearny. Montclair. Bloomfield and nil neighboring towns. Subscriptions may
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THOSE THIRTEEN members of the poultry trust in New
York whose jail sentences have been upheld by the New York
Court of Appeals are not yet in jail, and as they command all the
resources of the ablest criminal lawyers they may never get to jail.
It is noteworthy, however, that this unlucky thirteen is the first
lot of trust offenders to get jail sentences. These men monopolized
the supply of poultry in New York city, manipulated the prices,
and. when necessary to hold the market, destroyed poultry.
In other words, they did what the fish trust is now doing on
a larger and more audacious scale. As an article of food poultry
is a luxury to the great majority of consumers. Fish is a necessary
of life, for it is food for all classes of people. If the managers of
the poultry trust can be tried, convicted and sentenced to jail as
,'orestallers of the food of the people, why should a greater of
fender, the fish trust, be exempt? And this trust, as far as New
Jersey fish is concerned, can be effectively dealt with in this State,
and the means to do so lie in the hands of the State Legislature.
It is only necessary for the State to take possession of its
own property on the coast and make the fisheries a large source
of revenue for the State by regulations for the netting of fish, its
fTee sale at the shore and the storage of the excess supply in a
State control of the ocean fisheries is as essential as State
control of the watersheds, which for many years the Legislature
ignored, until a sense of peril compelled it to act. The prospect
of a State tax, the most unpopular step that can be imagined,
except, perhaps, a legislative raid on the public school moneys,
should impel the Legislature to look with unbandaged eyes to the
State’s fisheries and see the opportunity to change the immense
trust tax on New Jersey fish into a great source of annual revenue
for the State treasury, while at the same time cheapening the cost
of food fish for the people. It would be a sorry proceeding to
enact a State tax or seize the school revenues of the counties for
State revenue and leave the fish trust in possession of the State’s
greatest asset to xise it for a cruel private tax on the people,
whose welfare is the supreme duty of the Legislature.
RECENT PURCHASES of land on the New Jersey side of
New York bay as sites for large manufacturing concerns show the
drift of manufacturing enterprise. The advantages of locations
near the bay or its adjacent waters are ideal, with their access to
tailroad and steamer transportation, with water communication
from the Great Lakes through the Erie canal and nearness to the
Panama canal.
There is no site anywhere around New York to compare with
the Newark meadows for manufacturing, and there is reason for
profound regret that former Boards of Works did not take one
practical step for their development and the creation of a harbor
for commerce. If the enterprise which the Newark community
authorized and ordered had been taken up at once and pushed
with ordinary energy the city would today be in a position to offer
manufacturing sites and plants would now be erected on the
Railroad influence and the “knocker” conspired to hold a
splendid municipal enterprise in abeyance for three years, robbing
the city of invaluable opportunities. For if meadow improvement
had been carried out during these years there would now be com
petition for sites by English and German, as well as American,
manufacturing companies.
WHILE THE expenses of the State government have in
creased from year to year it would be hard to show, apart from the
money paid to a few useless commissions and the lack of business
methods in the purchase of supplies, where the extravagance has
existed, and how the increased annual expenses are due to in
creasing extravagance. There is much exaggeration, also, of the
amount of expenditures. For example, of the $13,445,812.65, which
the Trenton Times sets forth as the State’s expenditures last year,
$5,806,165.89 was a statutory apportionment of railroad taxes for
school purposes for several years. It requires a lively imag
ination to call this or any part of it extravagance.
Every Legislature comes in with a purpose to reduce the
expenditures of the State and every Legislature is compelled to
ma';e an increase though paring down many really necessary ap
preciations to the bone. The necessities of the State institutions
this year fully justify increased appropriations, while there are
State objects that cannot easily be denied. New Jersey is not an
extravagant State in her appropriations, but her administrative
system, which continues from year to year, is so badly constructed
that there is great waste. This calls for immediate and radical
reform, and if the Legislature shall use the pruning knife unspar
ingly several hundred thousand dollars may be saved.
THE PROBLEM of the unemployed this winter seems to exist
only in a few populous cities, New York city having the greatest
number of men out of work, Many thousands are accounted for
as workmen in the building trades, who are always idle at this
season of the year. When work is slack in smaller towns thou
sands of workingmen flock to the cities, New York being the
greatest magnet for them. For in the metropolis there are chances
for employment of some kind, while metropolitan philanthropy
does not permit needy men to starve or to sleep in the streets.
There can be no doubt that the railroad companies, by stopping
improvements, throwing tens of thousands of men out of work,
are the principal cause of unemployment. There is no apparent
, reason to be found in industrial enterprise. There is little reason
for it in Newark’s industries. The distress that actually exists
can be very largely'relieved by municipal governments by giving
employment on public works at once, or as soon as practicable.
I* The Board of Works is to give out contracts for street paving and
sewer building, and in view of the needs of unskilled labor theso
contrary should be entered into at the earliest day possible.
IfcL. ' . . _ .
Ford’s Industrial Policy.
From Collier’s Weekly.
Henry Ford's gigantic plan for at
eight-hour <i^iy and a minimum wag!
of J." per day has boon given the no
tlce it deserves, but our journalist!
miss one of the more important eco
nomic points of it. The facts seen
to be that the plant has been buiH
out of earnings and that no securi
ties have been sold to tho public
The capital stock is *2,0)0,000 anc
there are no bonds. How foolish and
wrong this must appear to the avera
age Wall Street "operator" when h<
notes that last year's profits were
about *35,000,000! On this earning
power as a base our talented "finan
ciers" would easily build you a cap
italization of at least *400.000,000,
They would issue and reissue, sell
and resell. Incorporate and reincor
porate and concoct the old hodge
podge of preferred and common,
bonds and debentures, holding com
panies and supply companies, that Is
so familiar a sight in our business
The sponge of "securities" and
"rights” which could easily be de
vised would absorb even these enor
mous earnings as the Sahara Desert
sucks up the babbling brook. The
business would stagger along and
labor would be paid the “market
rates” of wages. This is where Henry
Ford is “utopian.'* He has refused
to burden a great enterprise with the
false and parasitic capitalism which
has blighted so many of our rail
roads and mills. The business is
enormously successful so that the re
sults are startling, but Mr. Ford's
great departure Ites in that he has
given the enterprise the benefit of
its own power. In doing so he has
shown us what the business of the
future to to be Ilka
•lame* *1. HiU'i One Cloud.
From the W*U Street Journal.
In his Interview in The Wall Street
Journal last week James J. Hill said
he could detect no cloud in the sky.
He reiterated that remark in private
conversation with bankers, and added,
as an important afterthought, that
there really was one cloud. There
was a cloud of snow blanketing the
ground In the Northwest and insur
ing a rare abundance of moisture.
Last fall the soil was strengthened
by copious rains, and this winter, in
Mr. Hill's opinion, the snowfall has
never been more evenly distributed.
The Northwest, he thinks, has re
ceived from the rains and snow ample
insurance against the chance of any
such drought as has blighted the
crops at times in the past. Although
not so well informed on conditions in
the winter wheat belt, Mr. Hill said
that his advices were all to the effect
that the wheat had been well pro
tected by snow in the northern por
tion of the belt and that in the south
ern portion there had been sufficient
moisture. The Modern Miller is one
of the authorities that concur with
Mr Hill in his estimate of the condi
tion of winter wheat. That periodical
is more than moderately enthusiastic
over winter wheat prospects.
Foreign Missionaries Fraised.
Ex-President Taft tn Youth'll Companion.
T do not wish to pronounce perfect
everything that missionaries have
done. No doubt there are among them
emotional persons and persons of little
judgment. But with very consider
able opportunity to judge front four
years’ experience in the Orient, and
from contact with many missionaries
in the Philippines, I feel justified in
saying that they are generally per
sons of high character, high intelli
gence, high standards of living—per
sons who are willing to make every
sacrifice for the cause they represent.
They are men who know well the ]
characteristics of the people with
whom they deal. They learn their,
language, they study their peculiar!-1
ties, and thev train themselves to con-1
dilatory methods. The very lustcry i
of their broadened activities shows j
their practical methods. The bishops
and the heads of missions in the va- I
rious countries are trained diplomat- 1
ists, and have learned much of states
manship in their study of native con
I know of many instances/in which
the greatest self-restraint and tact
have been exercised in order to pre
vent an outburst that would make
such a cleavage between governmen
tal authority and the representative
missionaries as could hardly be closed
for a decade. * * * Tiipe was when
the unthinking citizen lodked upon a
missionary as an enthusiastic sort of
crank, who was leading a more or less
idle life going through the motions of
teaching religion to people who could
not understand it. Such a conception
is outworn; it does injustice to the
men and women who carry the .lag of
Christian civilization, who give a ten
dency to individualism, and thus
to popular self-government the ?orld
over, and who are putting into prac
tical operation before the eyes of ihose
they would influence the beneficent
doctrine of the brotherhood of man
and the fatherhood of God.
Baseball Graduates Big Mon.
From Leslie’s Weekly.
Dr. Albert Daly, once a member of
the Athletics, recently was Installed
as mayor of Bayonne, N. J. Mr. Daly
is a graduate of the Baltimore Medi
cal College and before playing with
the Mack team was with the Newark
Club of the Eastern League. Some
particularly high-browed college pro
fessors have been arguing against
students taking up professional ball
as a means of livelihood after grad
uation on the ground that the sport
unfits them for more serious business
later on in life. The cases of Gov
ernor Tener and Mayor Daly are but
two which can be instanced to dis
prove this contention.
Baseball is a far more serious occu
pation than the learned gentlemen
would have us believe, and it teaches
a man how to act quickly in an emfcr
■ gency, besides keeping him in first
class physical condition at all times.
In every big city in the country can
be found successful officials, lawyers
and merchants who have played pro
fessional baseball.
All Arc Not Money-mad.
From the New Bedford Standard.
Senator Burton is inclined to look
on the dark side of things. Speak
ing in Cleveland the other day, he
said: “America is money-mad;
lawyers’ interests are only in the
money they can make, regardless of
ethics; physicians no longer have the
humanitarian instincts of old, and
even clergymen today prefer rich
congregations.” Well, it depends,
and the senator and every one who
is inclined to talk as he talks ought
to see and agree to that.
We haven’t much sympathy in that
superficiality which masquerades as
optimism and which counters every
reference to evil and wrong by blurt
ing out the response that “ the world
is growing better every day.” Many
a time this is sheer flippancy, rather
than thoughtful conviction. Yet any
person who goes about with eyes to
see knows perfectly that there are
lawyers with noble interests, physi
cians with a strong development of
the humanitarian impulse, and clergy
men who faithfully attend their ap
pointed tasks with small regard to
the wealth or the poverty of their
congregations. Credit ought to be
given them just as emphatically and
as vigorously as blame is laid upon
the unworthy. You can look out
over the field of American life and
see men and women who apparently
care for little but the reaping of
money, and the things which money
brings. And you make a great mis
take if vou see nothing else. For
there are many and many—a multi
tude— not insensible to the value of
money, but whose lives are so ordered
that with them the getting of the
principal things is not the getting of
money. These people are the hope of
the nation. If we could see nothing
but what Senator Burton sees, we
should expect—and rather hope for—
a grand crash at almost any minute.
A Witticism of the Late Senator William M. Evarts
"Depew," said Senator George F.
Hoar to Senator Depew at a time
when both men were colleagues In the
United States Senate, and during one
of those dull and dreary hours when
senators are engaged in prosy discus
sions while their colleagues sit close
to one another and indulge in anec
dotes or politics, "do you know that
there has never been a time in the
history of this government when our
family has not been represented by
some member of It in one of the two
branches of congress?"
Senator Depew and Senator Hoar
were closely related by blood, Hoar
having been a grandson of Roger
Sherman, who was one of the three
who. with Jefferson, made the first
draft of the Declaration of Independ
ence, while Depew, upon the maternal
side, was collaterally related to the
Sherman blood.
“In my own time," continued Sena
tor Hoar, "and I have been here
nearly twenty-five years—there are
yourseff and Senator Evarts in this
chamber. Before I became a senator.
I and my brother, Judge Rockwood
Hoar, were members of the lower
House of Congress. John Sherman
Is collaterally of our family, and I
have been looking into the records
and have yet to discover a time in
the history of the American Congress
when there was a lapse in the repre
sentation in it of someone who had
the Sherman blood.
"I used to have a good deal of fun
with Evarts," Senator Hoar went on
to say. "Evarts is an own cousin,
his mother and mine having been sis
ters, both of them daughters of Roger
Sherman. I was able to be freer In
ray relations with him than some of
the senators dared to be.
t "Evarts, you know, notwithstanding
nls reputation for wit, was not always
companionable. His reputation when
h* entered the Senate was, of course,
very high. He was looked upon as
the leader of the American bar, and j
he was known to have served in two |
cabinets, once as attorney-general and
once as secretary of state. Besides
that, he had a great reputation as an
“Now, I knew what few of the sena
tors, perhaps none excepting myself,
did know’ regarding one feature of
Evarts's capacity as an orator. He
was the only man, in my opinion, cer
tainly the only one whom I ever
heard excepting Rufus Choate, who
was customarily very diffuse, indulg
ing in very long sentences which
ended dramatically or with full stops,
and who at the same time had a
wonderful gift for compact utter
ances conveying in a single sentence
the underlying thought of his entire
speech. Choate had both of these
gifts, but I never knew any other
man of whom it could be said that
he was both a diffuse speaker, mak
ing use of long sentences, and at the
same time was a master of the art
of compression or brief, epigramatic
“Evarts. however, preferred the long
and involved sentence. 1 remember
once saying to him that T thought. I
should try to have a special rule
of the Senate adopted which would
make it possible for the Senate to ad
journ w’hile he was making use of
one of his long sentences, for no one
could tell when his sentence was to
come to an end. Therefore I thought
the Senate ought to have the privi
lege of adjourning at any time in the
midest of one of his long speeches.
He turned to me with a whimsical ex
pression—I knew that a witticism was
coming—and said:
“ ‘Hoar, that is the first time that
I ever heard of anybody but a crim
inal objecting to a long sentence.”
“As for myself,” continued Senator
Hoar, “I should get lost in a quick
sand if I attempted one of the long
sentences which my cousin Evarts
handles so easily.”
(Copyright, 1914, by E. J. Edwards.
1 All rights reserved.)
[studies immigrant at home!'
An agent of the United States de-1
partmeut of commerce and labor.'
W. W. Husband, ha« Just returned
to Berlin after an 800-mlle trip
through the interior of Russia, in
vestigating the conditions of Russian
emigration to the United Staten.
This work of Mr. Husband's indi
cates the attention paid by the de
partment to questions of thin nature.
Emigration of the orthodox Russians.
In distinction from the Russian Jews
who have for years made up so large
a portion of the stream of human
traffic to the United States, began
only recently, and the department
empowered Mr. Husband to make
this extended trip to discover the
conditions which were leading them
to seek the United States: whether
they were being induced to do so
against the provisions of the law on
contract labor, and whether they
would probably form permanent ele
ments of the American population.
It Is understood that on the first
point a satisfactory answer was re
ceived. It would appear, however,
that these Russian emigrants, like
many of the Italians, go to the United
States only with the Intention of re
maining long enough to hoard up a
little fortune which will enable them
to return and live In comfort In their
home country.
Mr. Husband was accompanied on
his trip by Samuel Harper, son of
the late president of the University
of Chicago, as interpreter. He Is now
starting for the Balkans on a similar
trip of investigation, and hopes that
conditions have now become suffi
ciently settled, after the wars, to
enable him to get the information
desired by the department.
_. _ ____
f “Bepond the Stars” |
When the shades of night are falling,
AH is hushed—o’er land and sea;
In the night watch thou art calling—
In my dreams thy face 1 sec.
My thoughts go back to childhood days,
Now gone, alas! beyond recall;
You left me at the parting ways,
But still my heart remembers all.
It was cruel fate’s decree, love.
That so soon we two should part;
Oh! that your spirit from above,
Could soothe this aching in my heart.
When the dawn is earthward winging,
Lifting night’s mantle as it flies;
Hear I then your sweet voice singing,
The sacred strains of Paradise.
Could l leave this earthly portals,
Break these cumbrous bars;
f Then the songs of the immortals
I’d sing with thee beyond the stars.
Noted Women Whosp Birthday Is Yours
Mary Palmer, Anne Mars
Copyrighted, 1018.
ante, stars, tne tamous actress, was
born on February 5, 1779. Her name
in full was Anne Franeoise Hyppolyte
Bontet Monvel Mars. Her father was
an actor, and it was from him that
she received her first and most im
portant lessons in acting. Yet his
advice was simple.
You understand your role?" he
asked her.
"Yes." she answered.
“Well, then, act as if you know it."
H was this advice that Mile. Mars
always remembered when she was
asked to give her theory of acting.
Mile. Mars was greatly admired by
Napoleon. In fact, she received-great
er homage and admiration than any
other actress of her day. Besides her
undoubted skill as an actor, she had
a remarkably tine voice and that
characteristic which is so great an
asset to an actress—tact and good
sense. Though she made her debut
at the tender age of thirteen, she con
tinued to appear to great advantage
till she was sixty.
Mary Palmer, who was born 198
years ago today, was the older sister
of the artist, Joshua Reynolds, and it
was ner ion a ness lor a rawing wnicri
gave the artist his first incentive in
that direction. Her two daughters,
Mary and Theophila, were very dear
to their Uncle Joshua. Theophila
was the prettier of the two and used
often to sit for her uncle.' She was
the original of the famous “Straw
berry Girl.” Mary, however, was his
favorite, and Sir Joshua, having
never married, he made Mary his sole |
heir, so that at his death she re
ceived nearly £100,000, about half a
million dollars.
Mrs. Palmer w?as always on very
[ friendly terms with her brother, and
w'hen the famous abiter of the lit
erary world, Dr. Johnson, and Sir
Joshua Reynolds journeyed through
Devonshire, England, they stayed at
Mrs. Palmer’s house.
“Do you like pancakes?" Mrs. Pal
mer once asked of Dr. Johnson.
“Yes. but I never get enough of
them,” said Dr. Johnson, whereupon
Mrs. Palmer made a specially tempt
ing dish of them and Dr. Johnson
ate thirteen of them at one sitting—
and they were the old English pan
cakes made the full size of the grid
dle pan.
When Alonzo Steele died In Texas
u year or two ago, the last white man
who fought in the battle of San Ja
cinto passed away, writes Frank Put
man in the Tribune.
A few days ago W. P. Zuher, who
as a boy of sixteen was with tho
Texas army at San Jacinto, but did
not bear arms in the fight, died at his
Texas home. He %vas on hospital
guard duty'during the lighting. He
was the last survivor of all the white
men present on that occasion, but it
is not wholly clear that he was the
last survivor
It is likely that, honor belongs to an
ancient darkey, believed to have been
Sam Houston’s body servant, who
still lives in or near Houston. The
old man's story Is accepted by the
oldest white residents, sons, some of
them, of men who fought at San Ja
cinto, and more familiar than anyone
else with the history of that affair.
The passing of the last white survi
vor of San Jacinto directs attention
to- one of the most extraordinary
pages of all history. San Jacinto
ranks next after the battle of Sara
toga and Gettysburg, among the de
cisive battles fought on this conti
nent. Saratoga proved the British
could not subdue their revolting
American colonists; Gettysburg de
termined the fate of the Confederacy;
San Jacinto pushed the Mexican rule
southward from a vast region on the
Pacific coast, and from an inland re
gion, including all of Texas, with
parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Colo
rado and Wyoming. Mexico’s north
ern boundary was soon thereafter,
and as a result of that decisive battle,
to be fixed for eighty years at the Rio
Grande. s
The battle of San Jacinto was in
character unique. It was won with
the bowie knife, against odds of three
to one; won by undisciplined plains
men opposing Santa Anna's best
drilled and best equipped regiments.
It was the only battle in which the
lesser army lured the greater into a
position from which there was no es
cape for either, except by death or
victory. Houston, retreating before
Santa Anna, led him into a region
bounded by swamps and marshes on
two sides, by a wide, deep bayou,
on another and a narrow bayou,
branch of the first, on'the fourth side.
Houston backed into his position and
Santa Anna followed. Then Houston
burned the bridge across the narrow
bayou, the only entrance or exit of
the theatre of battle.
In civil engineering the "Road to
the Top” leads to an executive posi
tion at the head of some great firm
and to a salary that is measured only
by the man's recognized ability.
It is an easy road to the young man
who is worthy of promotion and
recognition, but no road is harder to
the young man who is lacking in the
qualities that make for success, says
Wilson S. Kinnear, builder of the
Detroit River tunnel.
It requires a foundation of as good
an education as circumstances will
permit coupled with natural or culti
vated common sense. 1 do not know
of any business or profession where a
young man’s success does not de
pend upon his displaying common
Once in your position, common
sense should direct your every up
ward step. Sometimes, perhaps often,
you will be. called upon to make a
decision which will have a direct
bearing on your whole career. Your
road will divide before you. One road
may promise bigger things for the
moment than the other. But you
should be building for the future and
not for ‘the day, and your common
sense must tell you which road ulti
mately leads highest.
Don't, above all things, make the
common mistake of putting salary be
fore the promise of experience at the
beginning of your road.
in an urancnes uj engineering euu- i
cation plays a prominent part. It Is 1
vitally essential that you make your
start with a technical training, j
whether you get that training In a
school or the foundation on which i
you must build. The technically
trained young man rises faster and
further than his competitor who is
lacking In that, foundation. The
heights are being scaled only by the
technical man because they demand [
technical specialization.
The steps in promotion In engineer- ]
ing work cannot well be defined, but
they will develop aB you display your •
ability. You must remember that
there are three qualities which you
must display to show your fitness for i
promotion In any kind of the world's j
These are honesty, ability and In-1
Unless you are honest your work ;
will bear the stamp of insincerity and
you will not be deemed trustworthy.
Remember, you are Judged by your I
work and your work reveals yourself.
Don't be afraid of the up grade be- ;
cause It looks steep. Put on more
power and climb. You can’t force an
automobile up a steep hill if the en
gine Is of low power or if the cylin. !
ders keep ''missing," or If your gaso
line supply is exhausted Ambition
Is your power, energy Is your engine
and perseverance la your gasoline
supply. Look to these things and
then buck your hills. You’ll conquer j
One thing more: Develop a person-1
allty that is both pleasing and con
vincing. Pleasing, because boorish
■■■ - --
manners often react against you in
business negotiations. Convincing,
beoause you will frequently have a
position to defend and you must ring
with the tone of authority.
And don’t be afraid of the helping
hand. Influence—perhaps you call it
“pull"—is a great help if you can
make good after accepting It. But
never "lie down” on it. Justify it.
Smoke Up!
Germany, it is said, is to start a
tobacco trust ot its own. Is that the
proper Ailing for the pipe of peace?—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Had a Start.
Footsore Frederick—Pardon me,
lady, but do yer happen to have a
pair o’ shoes dat would go wid deso
strings?—New York Globe.
Won a Client.
Jenkins—"Didn’t that lawyer on the
other side give you a terrible over
hauling?” Thompson — “Didn’t he
though? You can bet if I have any
more law business Pm going to hire
The freak play or the performance
that Is a travesty Is little in evidence
today, but it does not seem so long
ago when a slump in business some
times emboldened even the jnost con
servative of theatrical managers to
resort to extraordinary measures to
attract at least one casual audience,
says the New York Sun. '
One of the early freak performances
was intended as an event of great
artistic value. The late Henry Wolf
sohn, afterward famous as an im
presario, aspired to the great For
rest's mantle. The great tragedian
was playing at Niblo’s Garden In
“Othello," and Wolfsohn, then twen
ty-two, had saved a little money with
the Idea of purchasing the privilege
of appearing as the Moor in New
York, once at least.
His ambition appealed to Marie
Seebach, the German actress, who
was appearing In that year (1868) at
the Theatre Franca is, on West Four
teenth street. Wolfsohn paid the
manager $1,000 for the privilege, be
sides himself selling out the capacity
of the theatre.
Although the audience was com*
posed chiefly of his friends and rela
tives, the portrayal was so ludicrous
that a riot seemed imminent and was
only prevented through an appeal to
the audience from Madam Seebach
to consider her own position. Wolf
sohn never trod the boards again.
The next year, In the same theatre,
opera bouffe was the rage, owing to
the tremendous hit of a comedian of
the name of Gabel, who appeared aa
one of the two gendarmes in
“Genevieve de Brabant.” Gabel’s
popularity was so gTeat that a bene
fit was tendered to him. He decided
to present “Genevieve” as a travesty,
the male principals assuming the
female roles and the women those of
the men. The house was sold out one
hour after the advance sale opened.
Speculators reaped, a harvest.
The audience began to laugh before
the curtain rose, the conductor was
greeted with roars of merriment.
Even the ushers were grinning in an
ticipation of a festival of fun. When
Gabel appeared elaborately gowned
as Genevieve it. was fully two min
utes before he was allowed to sing
the beautiful serenade number. He,
too. was bursting with laughter.
The same reception greeted each of
the principals, but from then on the
performance was about as enlivening
as a funeral. The theatre was half ,
empty before the act ended. Gabel
said next day that he. would gladly
give back the $5,000 it yielded if he
could forget the experience.
It was fifteen years before, any
thing of this nature was attempted,
again. This time it was the late
Maurice Grau, who had suffered
many reverses, that the benefit was
organized al the Academy of Music.
Grau himself arranged the pro
gramme, the feature of which was a
travesty of the first act of "Le
Grande Duchesse.” The great Aimer,
queen of opera bouffe, was cast for
General Bourn; the ponderous M.
Puplan played the duchess, and the
droll M. Mezieres was Wanda. Seats
brought as much as $15 each. The
house was crowded, but, alas, the
fiasco was even more complete than
at Gabel's benefit.
Booth's Theatre, then at Twenty
third street and Sixth avenue, was
the scene of the next freak perform
ance. George Rignold, famous as a
matinee idol, was attracting all New
York to see his "Henry V.” Jo
seph Tooker, an ingenious showman,
if ever there was one, conceived the
idea of a special matinee of "Romeo
and Juliet,” with six amateurs se
lected to appear as Juliet. Rignold
was the Romeo. Such a scene as was
on view In West Twenty-third street
that matinee day was never witnessed
before nor since. As early as 9 o'clock
In the morning the lobbies w«re
packed and the line to the box office
reached to Broadway.
At noon at least 3,000 women were
congregated In front of the theatre,
and the management, fully awake to
conditions, commissioned big jlm
Brown, king of ticket speculators of
that day, to 'work the line." This
Browm did so well that 4,200 persons,
95 per cent, women, were packed Into
a playhouse seating 1,800 comfort
The performance itself was so bad
that Rignold would have quit In the
fourth scene but for Tooker's plain
tive plea to stick It out. Tooker's
idea had been that the Juliets would
be so bad that they would be funny,
whereas five of them were just rank
incompetents. The Btxth Juliet was
none other than Marie Walnwrlght.
who distinguished herself all the more
by the contrast. Miss Walnwrlght
was immediately engaged as a pro
fessional and quickly became a star.
PemiB.vIvji.uia Woman Celebrates 107th
Birthday; Is in Splendid Health.
—Mrs. Bridget D. Curran celebrated
her 107th birthday here yesterday at
the home of her daughter. She en*
joys good health and is in posses
sion of all her faculties.
Mrs. Curran, who was horn in Ire
land in 1807, has four sisters living,
the youngest of whom is eighty-two.
Her mothei lived to be more than
102 years old.
Bank to Deposit 51 for Every Baby Born
in City.
CHICAGO, Feb. 9.—Announcement
has been made by the State Bank of
Evansville that, beginning today, $1
will be placed to the credit of every
baby born within the limits of the
city. Parents are advised to deposit
sums corresponding to the age of the
child on each birthday, making a
total of $250 by the time the child is
twenty-one. The bank hopes to com
bat any tendency toward race suicide.
Oratory To Be Ousted by Dancing at
Hoosier Dinner.
NEW YORK, Feb. 9.—The annual
dinner of the Indiana Society and the
Daughters of Indiana at the Hotel
Astor on February 19 will be toast
masterless and speechless. The ger tie
man who hems and haw’s over the
great honor and privilege of address
ing the Hoosiers will be missing, o/mg
with the person who is gratified "that
we hay© with us tonight-”
Horace Hord, secretary of the men’s
society, says that the Indianans want
the honor of being the first State
society to substitute dancing, auc
tion bridge and vaudeville for long
hours of dreary speechmaking.
Smallpox Sufferer and Sweetheart Hare
Long Distance lVedding.
SAVANNAH. Feb. 9.-.A. D. Jetrii
gan, a Valdosta Jeweler, was martied
Sunday to Miss Bertha Steven*, whom
he is nursing through a case of small
pox. Jernlgan went to visit the <r!rl
after her house had been quaran
tined. He got through the lines all
right, and announced that lie and his
sweetheart would be married at rnce.
Then another difficulty arose, for ho
couldn't Induce a clergyman to come ‘f
to the house. Rev. A. C. Pyle, a
Baptist preacher, finally settled the
difficulty by yelling the ceremony at
them from the safety of the front
yard, having first assured nlmself that
all the windows and dorrs were closed.
Too Much Business Costs Rglonnheeper
51,000 Damages.
CINCINNATI, Feb. 9.—The pros
perous business enjoyed by a saloon
keeper at Thirteenth and Main streets
put the pavement lu front of his place
in such a condition that ft has netted
one woman a verdict for fl.dOO dam
ages against the city.
The unloading of beer kegs at the
saloon had so worn away the pave
ment in front of the establishment as
to wear a rut directly m the path of
podtstrians, and Susie 1. Osborne
t-ipptd and fell, breaking her hip as
a result Today, in Common Fleas
Court, a Jury awarded her 94,000 dam
Empire Express Porter Has Traveled/
3,088.800 Miles.
NEW YORK. Ftb. 9.—When the
Empire State express, which loft the
Grand Central In New York this
morning, gets into Buffalo this afted-t
noon at 5:30 o'clock, Train Potter
Charles Reed, whose .;ood-nalttred
face has welcomed hundreds of thou
sands of the railroad’s patrons to the
crack fast train during the asc twrn
two years, will have covered, he esti
mates, 3,088,800 miles of railroad
travel, which, he believes, is the big
gest mileage ever made by any mao
on eax in that length of tim-i.
In h twenty-two years he has as
sisted to make comfortable dr ring
their passage in his train President^
McKinley, President Roosevelt, Presi
dent Wilson and many other conspic
uous men and personages. Probably
he knows by sight as many famous
persons as any other man in America.
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According to the census bureau In
formation. 17,000,000 of our popula
tion are unmarried, which means 39
of every 100 men. The number di
vides thus; Men of twenty years of
ago and upward, 8,102,000; women,
fifteen and upward, 3,000.000. At least
5,000,000 of these men arc capable of
assuming the responsibilities of ma
trimony. It is argued that married
men live longer and better lives than
unmarried on the whole, and surely
any woman in the land will tell you
that fhe fair are always fairer if
Since the marriage state is the nor
mal condition of life, perhaps it may
ncfl be necessary to resort to statis
tics to prove that the married man
as a rule lives more evenly, more
soberly, and, therefore, better than
i the unmarried. When the census
j bureau official attempts, however, to
lure men into marriage with the ar
j gument that “there was never a time
when the comforre and luxuries of
! life were so easily within the reach
I of all as now," he must take his own
! case and tight it out.
In all seriousness, as most people
realize, this very question of the
ease with which the comforts and
luxuries of life are reached enters
Into the economy of the matrimoni- "
ally inclined man. Seventeen million
unmarried men and women may be
too many for our nation, and there is
small doubt that the number would
be less if more men could only see the
practical side of that sweet old theory
that “two can live aa cheap as one.
Over $200,000 Voluntary Concessions to New
Jersey Policyholders in 1913.
These include dividends paid on old Jndustrial poli
cies, voluntary increases in benefits on old Indus
trial policies, granting of paid-up insurance on old
Industrial policies and making Industrial Whole
Life Policies fully paid up at age 75. All these ex=
tra benefits furnish evidence of the liberality of
The Prudential in dealing with its policyholders.
The Prudential
- FORREST F. DRVDEN. President
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