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New York Times (Newspaper) - January 16, 1909, New York, New York A i a a a it a a a Quot a a. A la Jet a Eklin a re sitting a a All the news that a fit to i Lishky every Dat in the year the new York times company. 18. Och Preat amp to. B. C. Franck. Sec a. A Drew All communications the new York times. Wheatlon Square downtown.8 Spruce Street r Wall Street.80 Broad was Washington Washington Post building Ledger building St. B. C. Paris.7.36 Rue do Sentler .80 Friedric Strasse 1ie cent greater new York. Jersey City. New Webere. Two cents. Five cents sunday. 4tlen Batee by mail. Postage paid. And sunday per week a it Aily and sunday per month 0.75 Laily and sunday per year. A Ailt per week.0-2 ���~.�, per month.0 >a1ly, per tit Nat with pictorial Section Ner year 2.50 new York times weekly a cantal quotation review. Rear to Canada s1.50. �?~<�0 v York Giafes a to today �.1.�?T. Per year to Canada .l.50>. Loo i add $1.10 per month for Nostave foreign coun la rom daily and sunday. So cents daily Only. I entered As second class mall matter. I new York. Saturday Jan. 16. 1909. I or. Taft and the South. I or. Taft in his Little speech of of thursday to a delegation from Ander-ga., struck the right note. If his for the next four years Lall be True to that note he May very irly count on an important and lonesome change in the South. Like Aid referring to the need of two great part lesion the nation ? All that we can Hope for All that we i ought to ask is that the people of All lace tons shall make up their minds in an Independent Way and then vote for the principles they favor. That result �?~4s�?~All that any patriotic citizen can Krausk for. By. No we one obstacle to attaining a a that results in the Southern states is the organization of the Republican party Quot a Ere. This organization not Only fails 40 provide practical and efficient Means for the expression of such sentiment As there May be for the principles of the Republican party but it acts As a con Brant and almost insuperable hindrance to such an expression. It might in a the be called an organization for the sent Lon of the spread of Republican a a Iti ment and for this reason it is organization almost wholly in the Al aids of placement whose interest and be Are to keep the party As com-8t and manageable As possible with relatively Small membership which in Bough its ignorance and Clannis Ness be controlled readily. The place in whose hands the guidance of party has steadily been maintained pot seek to increase the Republican vote for they i either expect nor greatly cafe to secure local Power by elec a tons. They do seek and seek by every device cunning can suggest to ,9eoufo a solid and Handy machine a which has a Market value when delegations. Are to be sent to National con a nations. For Southern White men of the vigor and Independence which would 1m required to make unselfish re pub icons in that Section the machine has no use. It does not try to attract to heir. It fears and repels them. This is the general situation. There a Are of course exceptions to it but for the most part it prevails throughout the South. It must be known to or. Taft. What will he be Mkelly to do about it what can he do about it a Al he Federal offices in the South must be filled. The service there is in some ways peculiarly important. The internal Revenue service is almost More so there than anywhere else and the postal service can be made directly useful in building up sections which Are thinly peopled. The problem is to. Take the offices out of party politics. It would be Folly to try to do this by dividing them Between the t to parties. It would be very difficult to fill them with republicans of the Type of inde a Mendence and integrity that or. Taft would seek to reorganize the party. The Only practical Way of dealing with them is gradually to appoint the Best men that can be found without reference to their partisan views and then a to require of them Complete abstention from partisan activity. Such abstention is in theory required in the North fad to a considerable extent prevails. H should rigidly be enforced in the a Buth. Oaly one condition having to do with a poetics should be demo and a and for it the demand should be imperative. A. To Man should be permitted the enter Federal service who is not known a is support the impartial application of a my Lions attached to the suffrage to a citizens of whatever race. Or. Taft Imp Cleves in such impartiality. He eco Gritl Zuls that in practice it will put the a government of the Southern states in a the hands of the Whites since a much larger number of a Whites than of Blacks can comply with conditions of property or schooling which May properly be imposed. But he feels and every far Ai ended Man must that a White Many a government based on unequal enforcement of tests would be half Sham half fraud. He has plainly denounced the 4eyttempt to bring it about in Maryland / he can very wisely insist that no appointee of his shall be directly or Indi in Btl implicated. In such a wrong. A with this requirement and with the prohibition of partisan activity he can cacti by withdraw the civil service am politics and Clear the Way for a Republican party in the South. F member of the yellow Syndicate and a royalist plot was discovered at the Bottom of the mares nest. Accordingly seals were upon the offices 6f Lejaune the Organ of the Syndicate. The Telegraph brings the sequel. The editor of be Jaune was no less a person than a Deputy and he broke the seals before the police had searched the premises. Nothing could be done dulling the recess of parliament which granted immunity during the recess but upon the reassembling the police asserted their dignity with much More Stren Rosity than the president. Now Deputy Bietry gets a six my tits sentence As it seems Here because he broke a police regulation and interfered with the course of Justice. But the Deputy has other a a a is. He is the Gompers of France and demonstrates to his own satisfaction that a this act was justified As a manifestation against this violation of the Liberty of the or. Gompers can see How absurd that Contention is. And very Likely Deputy biter Quot. Can see How absurd is or. Gompers a Contention. However that May be people who Are partisans of neither can see How like their positions Are. Cause they Are alive. It will not Alloi them to do Good acts because the capacity to do anything implies capacity to Llo bad things. Similarly the new York statute a passed under a similar exaltation of sentiment punishes Mere bigness. Irrespective of How the bigness employs itself. There is a sort of life insurance which ought to be repressed by Law equally whether it is written by or Large companies. But the argument that a Good company should be restricted merely be use of its size is difficult to maintain now that we Are Calmer and have otherwise cured the faults a artist which this singular Law was levelled. Rated railways apply Patlon for a Man Hattan Bridge franchise because a contemplated operation no father than to a Manhattan terminal instep of into the heart of this Borough. Moreover the commission disapproved a Fig exclusive rights Over the Brittie to any one corporation. The alternative of a trans Crough route giving Access to All North and South connections in Manhattan is so much better that the contrary Contention ought to be dropped by our Brooklyn friends in their own interest. An Ell to Norrow is better than an Inch to Day which blocks Ever obtaining the greater accommodation to both Boron Fuhs. Imoh he end ours what for Royalty passes for Hunting and that he has limitless Leisure All the year round for the invest nation of psychical mysteries m the company of whatever medium a happens to have last impressed the limitless credulity of his Well be generous and Call it Bis mind. The Czar is undoubtedly an unfortunate Man and deserving of sincere pity but for quite other reasons than that he cannot go to Africa and shoot Lions. A hat he considers a the necessity to have a dozen or two of his own subjects shot every Day might Well weigh upon him More than that. The acquittal of Hains. The verdict of acquittal in the trial of Thornton Jenkins Hains. Charged with complicity in the murder of Vili Lam e. Annis will strike most sober minded Law abiding people As a shocking failure of Justice arid another indication of the too frequent Inadequacy of trial by jury. The evidence left no doubt that the prisoner was accessory before the fact to the murder committed by his brother and therefore under the Law a principal in the crime. Under the liw of his state he was liable to conviction for murder in the first degree but judge Crane whose conduct of the Case was masterly instructed the jury in his charge that the Contention of counsel that their verdict should be either murder in the first degree or acquittal was not a Legal Contention. Under the Law they might have found the prisoner guilty of murder in the second degree or manslaughter. They preferred to recognize a a a higher Law a an a a unwritten Law a the recognition of which reflects credit on neither their minds nor their hearts. The responsibility for the bad moral influence of their verdict on the Community must rest with them. A defenceless Man was shot Down in a most brutal manner. Whatever wrong he May have committed in his life his killing was unjustified by any Law statutory or a a unwritten a and a a if the judges charge had any effect at All upon their minds the jury men decided in spite of the Clear evidence to the contrary that Thornton Hains did not go to the Bayside wharf knowing that his brother intended to kill Annis. And was not accessory to the murder. They have decided this Way because some influence has Jade them believe that circumstances preceding the murder justify them in disregarding facts. State pensions. We doubt the Efficacy of senator rainess reported plan to get a test vote in the legislature this session on the question of pensions. The senator is of record As opposed to pensions for aged or incapacitated Public employs. He is not alone in his position in this matter but his Wisest course would be to vote against All jobbing pension schemes and use his influence to suppress them As they appear. His proposed amendment prohibiting the granting of pensions except to the militia policemen and firemen seems use Les the amendment if adopted Migl to be repealed a any succeeding legislature. The discussion it would provoke from the Seniti mentalists and jobbers in the legs Satuye would waste much in liable time and might confuse too Many weak minds. No permanent result could be reached. There is no reason Why every mention of the word a a pension a should enrage discreet citizens. Pensions Are frequently just and Well deserved. Each pension Bill that is brought up in. The legislature should be carefully scrutinized. The two lately introduced should be Defeated. Whenever the socialistic Snake rears its head it should be scotched. But a test of the feeling of the present legislature on the general subject of pens Ems does not seem desirable. Quot living like the limiting insurance business. He is a bold Man who criticises gov. Hughes a Reform insurance Laws president Kingsley is such a Man because he has the courage of his knowledge and conscience and because he is suffering As the result of the operation of one of the Laws enacted without foresight of the results now registered. According to or. Kingsley a statement the new York life company has been prevented from taking enough new business to make Good its losses. It lost g9.000 members and would have been Able to replace them but for the opera. The Gompers of France. It May be remembered that on Christ Smyj Day an unemployed and perhaps demented waiter pulled the Beard of the president of France. Allieree took the incident at Quot real Sig wifi a cancer Ltd it Ich was nil but the agitators have it that politics was at the of the Demonb Traylon. The Beard Tion of the Law which limited its new business to 03,000 members. It would have been criminal to do enough business merely to make Good its losses and the company reduced its outstanding business by $08,000,000. The Law Quot was enacted for reasons rather obscure. It seemed to have a been thought that Mere bigness was a menace and the Competition for bigness resulted in excessive Cost of business. It was contended that it was necessary both to protect the companies against themselves and the Community against the companies. Therefore the Cost of getting business was restricted and the Law was made favourable a As was thought to the smaller companies. The operation of the Law has been otherwise. The smaller companies have not prospered by the overflow of business which it was forbidden the Large companies to do. One has failed one has reinsured two have made Good deficiencies of capital. The business which they lost and which the Large companies were forbidden to take went outside the state. The deterioration in character of risks is even More serious than the limitation of volume. The companies thus lost the new blood which keeps any company vigorous. For four years or. Kingsley a company had done $300,000,000 of new business and had an unimpaired Plant and organization for doing so indefinitely. Now it is suddenly limited by Law to $150,000,000. Meanwhile the companies of other states have gained $245,000,-000 of new business or $54,000,000 More than the la Vav allows the new York companies to do. The need of insurance is proportioned to population and the business is being Dene but not by new York companies. As or. Kingsley says it is queer logic which cures evils by limiting size. A big Man or business May be sick certainly but not because of bigness. Neither need big Man or business therefore be to a. The Federal anti the Public service commission. The Public service commission now appreciates How sharper than a serpents tooth Are the criticisms of the organs of a thankless Public. The commission issues a report telling How very much it has done to earn the million dollars it has expended and the newspapers or some of them say that the Earls which the Public service commission was to remedy remain about As they were. The truth lies Midway. The commission has not done All but it has done much. It has found difficulty in compelling the impossible but when complaints were reasonable no difficulty was found in having them remedied. A nearly ally such cases have been remedied without an order or even a hearing. Regarding the Gas and electric companies. It is said that in every instance a they have acted according to views. As a complaint Buyau a sort of lightning Rod against unreasonable criticism the commission is an unqualified Success. This duplicates the experience of the inter state coi Merce commission whose Best work is done out of court. But the new York commission like the Federal commission thinks otherwise and lays most stress upon its contentions and unsuccessful attempts to enlarge its functions and usefulness. Its actual achievements re narrated casually. Inconspicuously. As though they rebounded too much to the credit of the compliant corporations rather than of the commission. In the other hand most space and pains Are Given to explaining the commissions strenuous failures in and out of court. The report is therefore explanatory if not exculpatory in tone As though the commission were expected to make bricks without Straw. Accordingly we Are told from Albany that the two commissions Are conferring there in an Effort to convince the legislature that the Law needs revising and strengthening in some instances to enable these bodies to protect the interests of the Public and obtain obedience to their mandates without protracted Legal proceedings and extended yet it is to be feared that Mere leg isl on will be futile. The City a Best interests require that the traffic should be scattered rather than concentrated. One fifth of a total traffic of 1,300,-000,000 passengers is transported within a single hour Dally. If each of these passengers a were to be carried in Comfort there would be a Premium placed upon increasing the intolerable congestion. Lines parallel each other vertically and horizontally and the commission orders cars on All routes As thick As can be physically operated. Yet the commission concedes that the strap anger cannot be abolished. The topics of the times. Legislators who from a warning inability to see a Public for interest or for other a reasons Are planning statesmen. Exert their influence against the enforcement and Extension of the pure food Law would do Well to meditate upon the Fate of the men in Congress who have beep most prominent in antagonism to this great measure of Reform. The journal of the american medical association reviews the facts with much satisfaction recalling How in 190b the foes of the Law not venturing to oppose it As a whole did their Best to destroy its efficiency by amendments designed for that very purpose. Senator Monet it says adopted these tactics in matters affecting the Canning interests senator he Manwat did As much for the makers of Patent medicines senator Foraker came to the defense of the whisky men while representative Southard of Ohio was tenderly considerate of the a a proprietary a cause. Thereupon the doctors All Over the country and especially in Mississippi Indiana and Ohio went to work enlightening the people in regard to the sophistication of foods and Medicine. Senator Money retired on account of 111-Hcalth before the Campaign against him could be effective but or. Sotny hard Defeated for re election in 99s. And. Though senator hems Way succeeded in securing the nomination of a Republican legislature fair Oracle to Nis return to the Senate he was not Able to elect his friends and will remain at Home. The Case of senator Foraker is complicated by the appearance of the Archbold letters but the journal thinks that he would have been beaten without them so vigorously had he been attacked by or. Charles a. L. Reed who As a rival candidate made a thorough canvass of the state and conducted a highly effective educational Campaign in behalf of further food and drug legislation the establishment of a National department of health and like issues. He retired in favor of or. Burton who is know As sound on these questions. Issuing to the press a statement which concluded As for me All i have to say is that three United states senators and one Ohio congressman who tried to ruin the pure Pood and Druk Bill have now All been eliminated trom Public life. It is a glorious clean up. From this time on let no member of either Branch of Congress imagine that he can thus disregard the welfare of the people and rely for immunity on the shortness of the american memory the fancied remoteness of Washington or the relative inaccessibility of the congressional record. Some of the disadvantages in business life of this age. To the ii dior of the new York times Why is it that All these Young people that Are now finding it so hard to a live like Christ do not Realise that More harm is done by a fanaticism a than is done by a a atheism a t a Young woman in Bouton refuses to write a letter for her employer to a liquor dealer because in so doing she assists her employer to make his livelihood from this source and from his profits she receives her salary and so assuming Christ would not do this she refuses to do it also and quits her position. Now will any of those Young people or their elders kindly Tell me where they Ever found out How Christ lived from the Ages of 12 to 30 he was a Carpenter. On buying $100 Worth of lumber he might have insisted on perfect material and perfect work and would have sought it where he could get it the cheapest but nothing teaches me by any part of Hla life that i know that he would have questioned what the Man he purchased from was going to do with his profits. This Young woman gave her labor and received her value As a stenographer. She was no More a party to her employers acts than the pen that might have traced the same letter. Her sole duty was to write the letter and not to judge her employers Pui poses m sending it. Had her employer asked her to sign some other name to it then she might have rebelled or in her duties should he request her to lie deceive or steal but to say that the christians dirty is to labor for no one who applies his profits to what the Christian May believe sin is simply a a fanaticism a and will destroy instead of building up any cause. C. A. T. Hoboken n. J., Jan. 15, 1909. a a a Diplomat too. Angel Cespedes 17, Here As Chancellor of the colombian consulate. Angel Marla Cespedes a the song Bird of Colombia a and incidentally the newly appointed Chancellor of the consulate in new York arrived Here yesterday from Bogota. Or. Cespedes is not yet 17 years old Volch makes him the youngest Diplomat in new York. He won the chancellery and poet laureate shop of his country in a contest last month against 3,000 competitors and was immediately shipped North by the first Steamer leaving for this port. The poet was very reticent yesterday is to the cause of his sudden coming and his ideas As to the nature of his official duties wore extremely hazy but be intimated delicately that his friends thought it a shame to Bury such talents in the far off land of Colombia. In spite of the title of his prize poem. A a the youth of the or. Cespedes declared that he we Ould not take up newspaper work but would devote what Leisure hours he had to a three years Law course at Columbia University. When this is finished he expects to return to his Home his term As Chancellor expiring at that time and thereafter will continue to woo the Muse and dispense Justice in Sny revolution in which his country happens to be embroiled. After great hesitation he was prevailed upon to show the order of the a Golden Violet a which decorates his by East and designates him As the one whom the co lomb an gods deem fit to address their songs. The badge is guaranteed pure Gold according to the South american Standard. One volume of the Youthful poets poems already decorates the archives of the colombian Library and More Are to follow if the it Muse wills. Notwithstanding the above or. Cespedes is a very Bright appearing Young Chap and As he Speaks English and several other tongues fluently he anticipates no difficulty while living in new York. He will make his Home at the Clarendon hotel and will take up his duties at the consulate in the near future. To buy the old Lotos club. �?o7--�?� Jacob Cadle reopens negotiations to take Over its fifth Avenue House. Taxpayers assail a cityextrayaga8ce sex Deputy controlled Levey raps citizen so Union for quitting politics at this time. Chance to rout Bosses controller Metz says the next mayor will have a hard time and he does no to want the Job. Municipal extravagance received some body blows yesterday afternoon at the meeting of the greater new York taxpayers conference at the rooms of the new York Board of Trade and transportation 203 Broadway. Controller Metz was present and made a Brief Reie Rencz to the next mayoralty election saying he did no to envy the Man who got the Job which he declared he did no to w ant. Or. George w. Brush of Brooklyn former state senator presided and the first speaker Vvs As sex Deputy controller Edgar j. Levey who said in Jairt a i believe that the spirit of Independent voting was never As Active and intense As it is at present. The citizens Union with its unerring instinct for always doing the wrong thing at the critical moment has f been True to its traditions in choosing this particular year for abandoning the Field of practical politics. I believe that never before have the people been so anxious to secure intelligent and unselfish Independent leadership in a municipal Campaign and that this feeling is partly due to a realization of the fact that the next ele it it Tion will probably mean More to the City r k of new York than any which has yet been negotiations Are Likely to be closed decided. Seeking after a sign there is no mystery in the fact that when the federation of women a clubs secured a hearing from the Public service commission the Only criticism of the subway service and management related to the Light signals by which the destinations of trains Are indicated and to the inadequate provision made for informing passengers when they reach their stations. We should ourselves have numbered these among the very least of the transportation problems confronting the City and would have been Content to have consideration of them deferred until after a dozen ethers of greater magnitude and importance had been solved. The grievances of the ladies Are real ones however and there Are not a few men who like most women either can not or will not learn and remember the respective meaning of red and Green lights and find it difficult or inconvenient to keep track of the stations massed by the sometimes a rapidly moving trains. The guards As they Are not compelled to speak audibly and clearly give Little help to bewildered strangers and careless residents and perhaps it is necessary As certainly it is desirable that improvements of the sort suggested at the he ring should be made at once. The signs on the outside of the trains really ought to be rendered More easily intelligible and they ought to be a a every car since Many passengers reach the platforms after the front of the trains has passed them and inquiry of the impatient guards in the midst of a Rush at the Entrance is neither convenient nor profitable. As for self changing signs within the cars announcing the next station betimes in a place or places that All could see there would seem to be no mechanical difficulty in the Way of that and it would undoubtedly be useful to Many. The system would be Complex and somewhat expensive however and it would be needless if the guards were once persuaded that a single unintelligible announcement meant suspension and a second meant discharge. Their present yawns and yelps Are incomprehensible chiefly because of Brevity. Several railways have discovered by Experiment that when the essential word comes at the end of a sentence of considerable length it is almost always plainly spoken and easily understood. For instance if the guard had to say a a the next Stop of this train is at times Square a and to say it slowly he would better realize what he was doing and the attention of the passengers would be attracted before it was too late. >9 or was. Alleged to be a Trust Law punishes trusts merely be streets and the sewers Are As Over a worked As the cars. Single buildings accommodate the Tenanty of a town and the brobdingnagian structures swell the incredible fortunes of a few owners. It would be better from All Points of View if population and Trade and travel and values were More diffused bringing Comfort to All and distributing the unearned increment More generally. In other words the problem should be attacked rather by inter Borough methods than intr Borough. Manhattan is congested and its health would be improved if it were to lose a Little blood to daughter boroughs whose growth and vitality would react upon the Parent. There Are hints of the perception of this in the commission s statement that it disapproved the drool in ble y a a a so the Czar envies Presl the Czar Dent Roose Rall his priv appeals of putting aside the cares of state and going off Lor Rny Africa to Hunt Lions pathetic indeed is the picture thus evoked of a Man doomed for life to carry the heavy Burden of numberless responsibilities for millions of people but somehow after looking at the picture for a while the tears of pity cease to flow and one remembers that it is merely a the portraiture of an imaginary being with hardly the remotest of resemblances to the Czar. As a matter of fact he is of no use whatever to his Empire and the Only Burden he carries is one of fear As to what will be done to him by the millions whose Dearest wish is that he take a permanent vacation in any Remote place he chooses to select. A he has no end of Money with which to buy the most elaborate of Hunting kits and while he was away the work of mis governing the russian nation would be done As efficiently As Ever by the same officials who Are doing it now. One recalls too that the Czar does take Long vacations every year sailing about on a warship it Imperial yacht wherever fancy leads Lim that he has great Parks in Edward Moran a historical paintings. To the editor of the Neto York times referring to or. Sutrov a letter a few Days ago relative to the paintings of Edward Moran which he urged should be purchased by the government at Quot Washington this Fine and comprehensive series of paintings was exhibited a few years ago in a department stores Art department and i thought at fhe time that a Public spirited citizen of Majas could no nothing better than to Givel such a potable group of historic paintings to the City of new York with a Hose Art life Edward Moran was of Long identified. They deserve to be placed where the children can see them and receive the valuable Impi sessions of great historic incidents As imagined by a great artist. The scenes depicted Are those ass coated with events occurring on River or Ocean Shore Marine views. The one representing the lurking indians looking Down with amazement upon the winged half Moon As it sails up the Hudson seems properly to belong to new York especially As the tercentenary Date of that first trip approaches. The picture of the burial of de Soto by night conveys with rare Power a sense of the Inge trance mystery and solemn Ltd attending that event. The Quot Landing of Columbus a has an important place of course. But one of the most impressive is that wilderness of Vaters with Only a few sea gulp Bre Asting the Waves and which the artist with poetic and Prophet la insight called the a a Highway of the nations my local and perhaps provincial patriotism wants those paintings for the metropolitan museum or for the City Hall of new York. Bertha Johnston. New York. Jan. 14. 1909. Health boards records. To the editor of the new York times it seems to me that the times this morning does not clearly apprehend the reasons for the attitude of the Board of health toward the question of altering the x records in its . I hold no Brief for that Board but when i was connected with the Bureau of records it was the official custom Fen of the reports or births marriages and deaths and it is its duty to preserve those records inviolate so As to produce them at any time for Legal purposes. It is Ctm Eldered that if fraud Ever enters into the record of any individual it May be the result of a second thought a matured plan and therefore if any subsequent re Cord is received it should be filed with the original but not substituted therefor. The original should in nil cases be kept intact so that if litigation should Ever arise both records could be produced. In court for the. Lawyers to Wrangle Over. As to records of birth the baptismal name of the child is not required to be reported until it has been decided upon and the records of the department contain Many supplementary notes containing the baptismal name of the child attached to the original record where that item had been omitted at it. More than a few people consult these records., 1 believe there Are a la 30.000 Coples alled for every year. Roger s. Tkacy. New York Jan. 14, 1909._ borrowed a a congregation. To the editor of the new York times the proposed closing of old a a St. Johns Varick Street a would seem to have been somewhat of a Shock to sentimentalist whose forbears worshipped there in those Good old times when according to the facetious narrator a a the Battery was considered up the protest against it recalls to the novel Reader the device of a Clergyman of the establishment for retaining his living in Ireland though there had been such a dwindling of Church attendance that the authorities had announced an investigation of the state of affairs. A a in a like to borrow a congregation for next sunday a said he to a neighbourly and Liberal minded roman Catholic priest whose overcrowded Church was in easy walking distance of the nine tenths empty protestant place of prayer and accordingly when the Day arrived the Mccarthy of Reilly Flanagan &c., came flocking in and with Irish tact so speedily adapted themselves to their unaccustomed surroundings that the visiting officials were completely hoodwinked. Of course this Story May be regarded As Apoc Imphal but when one Thinka of the crowded roman Catholic churches a than a few blocks of pro Stant places of worship where fifty is regarded As a Good congregation and seventy five As a crowd one is disposed to ask Why this should be so. C. New York. Jan. 16, 1909. In the event of woman suffrage. To the editor of the new York times there is one condition i would seek to impose. And that is separate polling places for women. Two consecutive election Days should also be allotted to the ladles for arrival at a conclusion. Benedict. New York. Jan 16. 1909. Designs for Stamps and coins. To the editor of the new York times is it id time for c egress to Call a halt m the continual changes of oar in St age Stamps and coins every change made seems to be worse than before. H. New York. Jan. 15. 1909. It suggests new Brooklyn subway stairs 20 the editor of the new York times of course we Brookl mites Are delighted with the subway but Why not have a stairway in Flatbush Avenue before arriving at Atlantic Avenue so that it will not be to travel three or four Hundred feet Back and Fibril. To a each the trains Park slope. New York Jan. 14. 909. A within a Day or t to for the Sale of the former Home of the Lotos club at tag and r8 fifth Avenue Between forty fifth and forty sixth streets. In he property has been held at about $800,000. This is the second Deal for the old clubhouse since the organization decided to leave fifth Avenue and build its new House in fifty seventh Street. Something Over a year ago the Quot Sag and 558 fifth Avenue company headed by Jacob Neadie contracted to buy the property at a Price said to have been $7.50kxkj. Title was to have on Jan. In it 1108, but before to at Date a Lis pendent was filed against the property in an action for specific Perfi finance of contract brought by or. Neadie on the ground that the building encroached on fifth Avenue to the extent of several inches. Or. Neadie then sought to secure the return of the Money which he had paid on the contract. About a month ago the appellate division handed Down a decision upholding the Lotos clubs Side of the Case. In addition to this it was said yesterday that some agreement had been reached Between the club and or Neadie which will preclude any further litigation Over the old contract. Nothing could be Learned last evening As to the identity of the prospective buyer in the new negotiations. The club the properties in 1892, paying $125, x0 for 556 and $105,000 for 558. Like fifth a. Congestion. People go out in u As to the opera says Bridge plan opponent. The Board of estimate considered again yesterday the plan for lowering the Grade of forty second Street at fifth Avenue and building a Bricle to carry the latter thoroughfare Over the former. After half a dozen or More persons had spoken against the plan. It was put Over for another two weeks. Former Borough presi Dent Jacob Cantor was about the Only person who favored it. A a this improvement will Cost $300,000,�?� said Morgan j. Of Brien appearing for fifth Avenue property owners a a and the resulting damage will foot up $3,0 x ,000. The property owners will have no redress because they will not be Able to collect damages. Forty second Street ought to be widened before this plan is tried. Quot the people along fifth Avenue like the congestion. They ride out to meet their friends in much the same Way that they go to the opera not so much to hear the music but to be a part of a grand during the session of the Board the controller introduced again his Resolution requesting the Belmont interests to apply to the Board for a franchise for the Steinway or Belmont Tunnel. The Resolution was Defeated Only the controller favor at one Point when some improvement in the Bronx was under discussion Borough president Haffen of the Bronx Shook his Finger in or. Ahearne a face. Interview with Keir Hardle. To the editor of the new York times it is a duty As Well As a pleasure to Recos Naze Good work. The interview with Keir Hardle. Which appeared in the times of Jan. 10, i consider a Model of its kind. It was accurate Well proportioned and the head lines were Well chosen and the total impression of the interview was just. I do not know even by sight the representative of the times who secured the interview and therefore am not influenced by any personal considerations in writing this letter. Robert Erskine Ely executive director the Cylc forum. New York Tan. 14, 1909. Mrs. Anson g. Phelps. To the editor of the new York times there has just passed away one who Well deserves a Ful Oglum. Living a life of seclusion by he Early widowhood she entirely devoted herself to the memory of a husband she loved dead As she loved him living. H perfect wife an Ideal of constancy Well did his Noble spirit deserve this Devotion. She followed closely his example doing Good with judgment helping those Quot ready to forgetful of self in her abnegation of worldly interests looking Forward with eagerness to the life eternal. With saintly resignation she quietly lived and so passed away. The record of this Long life of mrs. Anson g. Phelps May Well be car red in Marble. One who knew her. New York Jan. 15, 1909. A word with health officials. To the editor of the new Yortiss times let some of our highly paid and Short hoi ired health officials stir themselves out of their offices any morning and take a trip on the elevated trains. There they will see seemingly decent men hold their morning papers before their faces while they defile the floor in a most disgusting manner. It is almost impossible to sit in the Cross Seata without being nauseated by one glance at the floor. James a. Of Reilly. New York a n. 14, 1900. The wind. The wind in the Chimney sighs an Ltd cries. And whimpers and groans and moans. Its voice is the voice of the homeless poor on the City a hard Gray stones the sad old men with the shuffling feet. The women with dim Blue eyes. The wizened boys and the wasted girls Quot with no roof but the Stormy skies. The wind in the Chimney sobs and Walls Quot with the pain of the freezing things the shelter less dogs and the starving cats that the lash of the norther stings. I hear the news of a Hundred Delta is. And the tale of a thousand woes when the world is fast in to be Winters or rep. Quot and the wind in ice Chimney blows. Minna Irving. To get Reform Means a work. A a but it is absurd to expect the. Situation can be bettered by a policy Iff Drift. Political conditions Are not self regenerative they require Effort on the part of those who wish to improve them. A a the Frost admirable administrative machinery might be installed in the duty departments and yet if the men appointed to important administrative positions Are the Mere stolid stupid and Lazy creatures of a political Boss the results would be no better in the future than they have been in the past. Quot there still remains what at present it the most important Factor of ally the disposition of the leading City officials toward the question of Economy other w ords the question of Adra Nistra Tive policy. Even if the City should be so administered that for every Dollar spent there should be a Dollar of value received the kind of value is still to be considered is that value to be economic value to the Civ or is it to be the non productive value of non essential municipal improvement the extravagances of Munici socialism can ruin us As surely As the waste of Quot political dishonesty. A if you Are convinced As i am. That Tae Only cure for financial exhaustion is financial rest and that what the City chiefly needs at present is a period of recuperation if you believe this it will pot be a enough that you yourselves Are convinced of it you must convince the mass of voters As Well and that is easier a Alia than done. Period of retrenchment needed. Quot when you organize it should be who the idea of showing to the rent payer How identical in this respect his interests Are with those of his landlord in Tho matter of taxation. This May be difficult hot it should be by no Means impossible ror the facts of the City a present financial condition Are too Clear to be obscured by the rhetoric of demagogues and once these facts Are brought Home to the people there is enough commons so a the Community to realize that Vruth a City As much As with an individual the Only cure for extravagant living is a period of or. Levey attacked the present Adiron is ration of the school system and declared that it should be made the of expert examination. Mark d. Wilbur former United states Dis it attorney of Brooklyn spoke next and he Loi lowly by Nilam m Griffith of a a a a who complained of the treatment his Borough had received from the City in the matter of about All his Borough got he said was the Patching up �2 Asphalt Street just before election. He did not want improvement curtailed so much As a proper expenditure of Tny Money appropriated. A Little dig at the mayor. Henry p. Morrison former pub he works commissioner of Richmond Borough declared that the City had suffered because of a a a particular individual who had grown larger than the organization that had made him and therefore found it necessary to encourage Large expenditures in order to build up an organization of his this was take if by or. Morrison shearers to refer to mayor Mcclel a he attacked the present civil service system and declared Thart at present there was Only one department in the City government in which the personality of the head of that department wielded any influence at All. This was taken As a reference to controller Metz. Resolutions were adopted urging the aldermen to pass the Resolution heretofore introduced by Alderman Morrison increasing the hours of work for City employ is from seven to eight a Day. Another Resolution denounced the proposed change of Grade at fifth Avenue and forty second Street As an unwarranted at this Point or. Brush spied controller Metz in the audience and called him Forward to speak. The controller protested but finally took the platform and org that the Way to obtain Economy was to watch Bond issues for local ments. Incidentally he remarked that Tiro next mayor was going to have a hard time and he did no to want the Job. He thoroughly opposed the a from the debt limit of corporate issues for certain classes of improvements hut urged raising the debt limit to 14 Par cent of the City a assessed valuation. Lincoln Darwin alumni. Threefold Celebration to be held at Columbia on feb. 12. The one Hundredth anniversary of Tiro birth of Abraham Lincoln alumni Day. And the Onjo Hundredth anniversary of the birth of Charles a win will be celebrated by Columbia University on Friday. Feb. 12. A special committee of alumni has completed the arrangements. The programme will be As follows at 11 10 a. Prof. Henry Fairfield Osborn of Columbia will speak in have Meyer Hall on Quot the life and work of Charles at the Sanro hour. In schermerhorn lecture Hall pet Christian k f. He Lsen will deliver a address on a the roman forum.�?�, a special Organ recital add tussle by ticket Only win be Given in St. Us s Chapel at 3 p. M., to be followed Why tie same place by a memorial add Coni Mem rating the one Hundri uth a uni Ersary of Lincoln a birth by Foier knifed states senator John c. 3p�oner or Vvs Isicc Nln. All of the University building including the lecture Roo irs. Laboratories and Hiu Seums will be open. Alumni fill have an Opportunity on this Day to see the University in actual operation re Lumblad Loos not observe Lincoln s birth. In i Day As a Legal Holiday. An exhibit of manuscripts an Otheir a i venire of Abraham Lncoln a View. Library Riv s Mim a 0� in the evening an alumni reunion Beefsteak dinner in the University a Ommo iia will precede a Basket Ball game of the intercollegiate championship series injury gymnasium in which the Strong us varsity of Pennsylvania team will Opi Columbia. A dance of Twenter null will follow the game

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