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AMIABLE. BIT ABSURD. Cleveland Is the loric! leader of the Democracy, and before the present Administration. Is concluded I believe that almost the unanimous voice of the people will rail upon him again to take the reins of the Government. Ambassador Batajld.
as reported in The Journal. x-Diiuca are resniiated neither by logic nor by algebra. Since 'Washtnoton such a thing as a call to Uke the reins of Government by "the almost unanimous voice of the people has been inconceiv? able In this country. Mr. Batard has been away so long and so tar that we suppose he does not understand bow preposterous it to talk about a fourth nomination' for Mr.
Cleveland. He would not take the nomination if offered. That Is reason enough for not talking 'about it. But no party leader or National Convention would ever for one moment think of nominating him. Mr.
Cleveland commands the confidence of the country as fully as any man In it, but he would not be elected if nominated. 1 Tha anU-thlrd-term sentiment would bat any man who challenged it, and will for a century to come. ii IT WOULD HELP "HOME RCLE. One of the benefits of the Citizens' Union movement. If it should succeed In esiaousning tne principle of non-partisanship in the administration of municipal affairs, would be the vindication of the right of the people of this city to govern themselves in all that concerns their own local interests.
"We feel confident the result of success in this movement would be good government honesty, efficiency, and economy in the conduct of the city's business and that would be the best foundation for the claim to home The excuse for In- Kuncuti uj oiaie aumoniy nas- neen that things were badly managed by municipal authority on account of the evil forces controlling it, and the Interference has often been asked for as a defense of the city's Interests against its own ruling powers. That accounts for the progressive deprivation of the Board of Aldermen of all power of local legislation. If the people of the city once prove their capacity to govern themselves well by refusing to divide on the party line and by electing to office capable and upright men who will conduct their affairs without regard to party interests, there will no. longer be any excuse for interference or for withholding the fullest measure of local self-government. But, apart from tbe fact that party government in the city is pretty sure to be bad government, because i is established and sustained by only part of the people who desire good government and is opposed and fought airainst by another part regardless of Its merits or demerits, and is therefore necessarily subject io partisan conflict all the time, the mere fact that it is party government begets- Interference from the State.
It makes those In charge of municipal administration a part of the forces of an organization that takes part In tbe politics of the Siate and contends for the control of its government. If city affairs are under the direction of on party and the other has control of the Legislature at Albany, the latter will be tempted to interfere for the purpose of acquiring for Itself some of the advantages or depriving its opponents of some of the advantages supposed to reside In the possession of the city offices. Even when the same party is in power in the city and In the State, it is under the temptation of using the legislative authority in a way to make the Government of the city serve the general purposes of the party in the State. If we could once get the principle established and recognised that municipal business is not politics, and must be managed without regard to party interests, thereby getting city government out of the political conflict, there would no longer be any excuse or temptation for keeping it constantly subject to control by State authority. The best chance for the people of this city to get all the rights and powers of self-government accorded to them and placed under Constitutional safeguards Is to abandon their party division In the municipal contest and unite for good, honest government.
The Citizens' Union affords them the opportunity, and we are sure It Is only necessary to make them understand its purposes and appreciate the objects at which it aims in order to secure for it their support In sufficient numbers to rout all the politicians of all parties. 4 WHAT MR. OLCOTT IS FREE TO DO. By Judge Smyth's decision and by his own interpretation of the recent decision of the Court of Appeals. District Attorney Olcott feels himself permitted so he says, in substance to discharge some fifty subordinates, chiefly subpoena servers.
As a matter of fact, Mr. Olcott could have done this at any time since he took office. His power of removal is not in least Increased by the recent Judl- al interpretations. Except with refer ence to veterans. It is absolute and un qualified.
Why has it not been used? Why does Mr. Olcott suddenly announce that he Is prepared to use it? Solely because, until these decisions, he could rot fill the vacancies thus created to suit himself, and now he thinks that he can. Had he discharged his subpoena servers, they might instantly have entered a competitive examination and proved their superior fitness for these places, and then he would have been obliged to reinstate them. That would not only have made his action teem a little ridiculous, but it would have anuoyed him in another way. He might have found himself forced to employ Democrats.
As was remarked by the author of a special bill introduced in the Legislature for Mr. Olcott's benefit: Of course he would not want to have Democrats." This is the gist of the whole business. Mr. Olcott. like all other partisan officials, cannot get rid of the Idea that places should be filled by men of his own party.
Doubtless he wants good men, but they must, so far as possible, be Republicans. From that position to the determination to take partisans, whether good or bad, is an easy step. The idea is a mischievous one. Did any one ever hear of such an officer deliberately making a bad appointment from the other party? Are not bad appointments for purely partisan motives often made? The only safe and businesslike rule Is to make appointments upon probation after a practical open competitive examination, leaving the power of removal untrammeled. THE HAWAII A SCHEMERS.
Capt, Mahan, with his accustomed force and lucidity, has set forth naval reasons for the annexation of Hawaii. In the possession of a maritime enemy thetie Islands would afford coaling-station facilities and a basis of attack only 2.100 miles from San Francisco and lesathan 2.500 miles from any point on our western coast. Shut out from the Sandwich Islands as a coal base, an enemy is thrown back for supplies of fuel to. distances of 3.500 or 4.000 miles, or between 7,000 and 8,000 going and coming, an impediment to sustained maritime operations weU-nigh From tbe point of view of sea fighting this is a perfectly Intelligible reason why we ought to annex Hawaii. But if we annex we must be prepared to defend with a powerful fleet.
There Isn't a maritime enemy in the world that wouldn't take the islands away from us in a jiffy If he could as soon as the war broke out. They would even have the indecency to use our own stores of coal in operations against us. A fleet strong enough to hold Hawaii would be strong enough to defend the coast against any enemy using the islands as a coal base. Mr. John W.
Foster, who was said to be slated for a mission to the Dole Government at Honolulu until "something equally as good," if not better, was given to him, quite inadvertently raises the -question of defending this coveted treasure in an argument for annexation recently made by him before the National Geographic Society at Washington. He quotes Admiral Walker on the plan ot the wicked Japanese to overrun the islands. The Japanese, says the Admiral, "are a. brave people with military instincts, and would fight if aroused to violence." Mr. Foster thinks it significant that he adds that "the United States naval force there Is exceeded by tbe Japanese." It is a significant remark.
It ought to set the annexationists thinking. UJapan Is a strong naval power. We must be prepared at least to whip her if we are to derive any strategic advantages from the possession of the Sandwich Islands. That is to say, we must change our policy altogether and maintain a powerful navy In the Pacific as well as in the Atlantic Ocean. The naval argument for annexation will convince no one except professional gentlemen like Admiral Walker and Capt Mahan and It hose civilians who are in the Job.
Politically and socially an nexation Is about as attractive as the plague. We have every reason to pray Japs may take Mr. that the pushing! Dole's fraudulent Government under their wing before fie succeeds in crawling Under ours. We see new signs of the activity of the pb every day. We shall watch with Interest their operations at Washington, so fkr as they are carried on in the light ox day.
They captured Harrison easily. I How does the present Administration stand? THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, The address of Prof. Nicholas Murray Butler, deliveref on Wednesday, con cerning the public schools is most Inter estlng and suggestive. Dr. Butler is not in the habit of mincing matters, but also he is not in the habit of making public statements which! he has not verified and drtlfled beforehand.
'When such a speak er declares that for at least a genera' tlon the public schools of New Tork have been so far behind what they ought to have been as to make them the laughing stock of the who! country," he Issues a challenge that it seems to be necessary for some champion of the Bchools to take up. Intelligent citizens not particularly nor professionally interested in. pedagogy are prepared to believe that the charge is true. They are glad to be assured that there has already been a considerable im- provement in the composition and conse quently in the disposition of the Board of Education, and tliey are ready to demand that the teachidg apparatus shall be made to conform to this improvement. But it Is a great reinforcement of Dr.
Butler's indlctnjent that no suggestions for the improvement of our public schools such as he makes have proceeded from the inside. Such as have been adopted the outside and have the educational ma- have come from been forced upon chine" in spite df its active or its inert resistance. The tct is eloquent. It needs no argument to. how that a zealous and competent Super ntendent would be constantly on the loi kout for improvements, that he would elcome them from his subordinates, am I would inform himself fully of what wi doing elsewhere that might be adopted to advantage here.
But everybody knows that nothing of the kind has happened, places, charged The men in responsible itn the administration of the existing sk- stem are entirely con-t any criticism of It or tent with it, reseh any suggestions Jfor the improvement of it, and contemplate it with a fatuous complacency whi is of itself proof that their discharge their duties is perfect- ly perfunctory, with them as it The routine is as final was, until a few years ago, in the Depa tment of Public Works, which kept on paving all streets alike with rough and noisy granite after it had been shown by. ized cities how xperiments in all clvil- puch better paving for almost all streets could be made of other materials. But routine Department of Public Works does not begin to be as mischievous as i routine Department of Public Instruction. Indeed, in scarcely any other department would a willingness to do work serfunctorily be so complete a dlsquallf cation. -As a matter ol civics, no subject could be more import: nt than that to which Dr.
Butler has addressed himself with expert knowledg and zealous interest. As a matter of municipal politics, no point of attack could have been more Every parent in New wisely chosen, York is directly Interested in the efflcien- cy of the publi schools. Every male parent must alsd be aware ot the absurd- ity expecting any improvement in this great matter to come out of conducting a municipal canvass on party lines. The suggestion that Municipal Government ehan or by Lauterbach. arranged by She: or by an open the two, would tr secret "combine" of Effect school reform can excite nothing blut derision in any intel ligent mind.
Tl ere could not be better material for a house-to-house canvass in behalf of municipal reform and, which is the same think, of the divorce of mu nicipal affairs from party politics than that of which hr. Butler's address is the first Installment. SO IDOf bt about it. Corporation Ccunsel Scott has given an opinion to perlntendent Constable of the Building Department to the effect that his duties sj re In no way affected by the Raines law, It is not his business to look after the enforcement pf the liquor tax law with reference to hotels, and his duty in regard tt the construction of ho- tela is prescribed entlrely by the building law and is not affected by the require ments which the liquor tax law puts upon hotel keepers who traffic in liquors. This Is in accordance with the opinion we have already expressed on the sub ject, and the cale seems to us to be per- beyond doubt, notwith standing the mdddle that has been made over it.
The aniended Raines law has a number of new! requirements for appli cants for tax certificates. One of them Is this: If the carried on in affic In liquors is to be tnnection with the busi ness of keeping a hotel, the. applicant shall also shovi in his application that all the requirements of Section 31 hereof have been comdlied with." These requirements are those laid down as condition lo the privilege of selling liquor on Sunda y. after 1 o'clock at night. and on election day by the holder ot a liquor tax certificate under Subdivision 1 of Section of this act who is the keeper of a hoi el." This subdivision re- lates to selling lo be drunk on the prem ises, and the requirements apply to ho tels as the teAn is used in this act." This means thlt they must be complied with by hotel keepers who obtain Jlnuor tax certificates and their rtbaervano ia a matter for the excise officers to look after.
A man may keep a hotel even In New Tork without selling liquor, and It la not tbe business of the Building Department to, inquire into his liquor selling. It has simply to see that all hotels conform in their construction and arrangement to the requirements of the building law, which have regard to their safety and sanitary arrangements. The Raines law lays down certain other requirements for hotels In which liquor is to be sold under Subdivision 1 of Section 1L" Their keepers must that these requirements are complied with when they ap ply for tax certificates, and If they are not complied with, liquor cannot lawfully be sold on Sunday- even to guests or with meals. But this is a matter for the excise authorities and the police to look after, not the Building Department. Violation Of the law consists in selling liquor without complying with the conditions imposed upon that traffic.
What has the Superintendent of Buildings to do with that? No more than the Board of Health or the Commissioner of Public Works. GRANT DAY ASD BUSINESS. It has been customary with some New Yorkers in the past to look with good-natured superiority on the efforts of provincial cities to draw trade. The attitude was dignified, but not profitable. When It became certain that the ceremonies of Grant Day would attract large bodies of strangers to the city come-of our merchants determined to make an organized movement to stimulate the attraction and make the occasion as serviceable to trade as possible.
The chief measure in this policy was securing lower excursion rates to the city and return for a sufficient time to enable visitors to transact business If they desired. In this the railway officials cordially co-operated. The result as reported by numbers of our. business Is gratifying to a degree which the most sanguine had hardly expected. There was a marked increase of activity in every direction.
It is now announced that the Wholesale Merchants' Association, which was originally meant only for this occasion, will be made permanent and extended, and will take advantage of every opportunity offered to press the work that has proved so effective. One of the suggestions to which attention will be given is trie organization of semi-annual excursion arrangements extending over some thirty days. This is quite within the range of sound railroad management To a great extent the lower fares accepted would be clear gain, as the travel would not be secured without them, while the increased business would be a substantial advantage. It Is a generally accepted fact that the chief source of profit in railroading is freight and any arrangement regarding passenger traffic which decidedly contributes to freight traffic would be Justified, even If carried out at some loss, which in this case would not necessarily follow. It may not be a matter of congratulation for the State Department that Judge Day has been made Assistant Secretary Instead of being sent on a special mission to Cuba, but there is every reason to think that Mr.
Calhoun, who Is to go to Cuba in lieu of Judge Day, Is better fitted for the task. He is an active, successful, and energetic Illinois lawyer, whereas Judge Day Is a Canton lawyer of no special repute. It is to be hoped that the mission, though relating specifically to the Ruiz case, may contribute to a definite policy on the part of the Administration which will find support in Congress. What ever became of that committee to investigate the charges against Mr. Easton, State Superintendent of Public Buildings at Albany? The Senate adopted a resolution directing an inquiry to be made by a special committee of five, which was to have the rest of the year for its work and to report at the next session.
The Lieutenant Governor appointed a committee of four Republicans and one Democrat but two of the former declined to serve, and the matter was dropped amid a painful silence and not taken up again, so far as we have heard. It seems the Trustees of Public Buildings, are looking Into the matter now, which makes it appear as though the committee inquiry was not to be pursued, but what becomes of the" authority of the Senate resolution? The Trustees, consisting of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the Amenably, reappointed Superintendent Easton after the record which has been made subject of charges, and they hardly seem to be the proper persons forlnquiring Into them now. They will be tempted to shield Easton in justification ot themselves. Are the doings of the Superin tendent to be exposed or covered up? Exposure Is what every honest and capable official Invites, and if charges are made against him. he Insists upon it.
The lamentations of Controller Roberts, that If Gov. Black had promptly signed the Dudley inheritance taxt bill the State would have'got 1,400.000 out of the estate of Mr. Havemeyer, recall the criticism of an acute observer on the Legislature of the past session: "They seem to be determined not only that no man In New York shall get rich, and that no rich man shall live In New York, but that no rich man shalL If be can help it die here." The expulsion from the Stock: Exchange of the broker. Neukirck Is a wholesome measure of discipline. It Is, of course, very unfortunate that It should be required, and outsiders cannot help wondering how so common and vulgar, a scheme of rather petty swindling as that which he is charged with could have reached the extent this one reached be fore discovery and punishment But now that it has been officially proclaimed, it is to beheped that the managers of the Exchange will proceed to root It out com pletely.
That is the only safeguard against Its recurrence. And it cannot be rooted out until a conspicuous number of the members who were in Neukircr's conspiracy are punished. A firm dealing largely in bicycle tub ing Is reported in The Louisville Courier-Journal as saying: If the proposed new tariff bill becomes a law in its present wording, the duty on seamless tubing would be. 45 per cent ad valorem against 25 per cent ad valorem under the present Wilson t.11. and 2V, cents per pound, equal to about 15 per cent, ad valorem under the McKlpfey tariff.
Th excessive rate ot 45 per oenL ad valorem would only be to the advantage of a few tube mills and a few bicycle manufacturers who draw their own tubing, and may be very much against the interest of all bicycle manufacturers, especially if the tube mills combine and raise their prices under the new tariff bill." It Is true of the Dingiey bill generally that the great body of duties are so high as to check Imports, prevent duties, and encourage combinations at the expense of tbe consumers. TOPICS OP THE TWCES. Manufacturers of chewing gum are. In a state of great excitement because the new tariff, unless radically amended, will hit them not one blow, but halt a dozen, each serious and 'several so vigorous as to leave ho chance of survival. The chief constituent of chewing gum, it Is chicle, sv vegetable resin or wax, produced by a tree that grows only in tropical America.
This substance is now untaxed, but the DIngley bill imposes a duty of 10 cents a pound, or CO per cent ot the amount which the importers have hitherto been paying for their Here alonejs. enough to ruin the business, those who are fn It say, and they are also confronted with Increased duties on practically everything else they use. Including sugar, wlntergreen and peppermint oils, tin foil, and glased paper. It the bill passes, ft will impose on the manufacturers tax amounting to 75,000 per annum, and they declare that as they cannot raise the price of tha product their Industry will be killed outright. The case Is obviously a sad one from the gum maker's standpoint but many people on hearing the details of it are likely to proclaim with vigor that the Ding-ley bill has its good points after alL Spain Is not Uke Cuba and the Philippines, drenched with blood, but the mother country to vse a phrase more convenient than accurate is suffering in material ways almost as severely as her colonies.
A recent consular report from Barcelona states that nearly complete paralysis has fallen upon the commerce of Catalonia, which is a manufacturing rather than an agricultural province, and wholly depenaent on the colonial markets for prosperity, since the goods made there cannot compete in any others with the products of more advanced nations. Everywhere in Catalonia mills have been closed or are working short time with a diminished number of ban as. At Mataro, one of the chief manufacturing places in the district of eight cotton factories, five only are working. These have only a third of their usual complement of workmen, and they are employed only four days a week, while forty other factories which ordinarily employ 8.000 men now have only halt that number. This naturally causes much misery, which would be more apparent than it is had there not been such a drain on the population to supply.
tecrults for the armies in the field. In some-of tbe country villages this drain of the youth la particularly noticeable, and only old men, women, and children are to be seen. From Minorca comes a similar description of the effects of these wars on that Island, where the chief industries are decaying on account of them. Cotton spinning and weaving and the making of boots and shoes are the main industries, the' footgear going mainly to Cuba and the cottons to the Philippines. From Valencia, again, the reports are that; owing to the colonial wars, commercial depression continues unabated, and that the burden of these wars fails heavily upon all classes, and has greatly hampered commerce by the imposition of a special tax for the building and maintenance of the Spanish Navy." It Is more than a little aggravating to learn that the General Manager of the elevated road Is content with the showing which his company made on Tuesday last and speaks with pride of the number of passengers it carried.
By number of passengers carried, however, he really means number of tickets sold, for the company's statistical resources, while undoubtedly competent to give accurate Information in regard to receipts, are necessarily weak when it comes to telling Just what return it made for them. As a matter of fact a very appreciable proportion of the people who on Tuesday parted with half dimes more or less hard-earned received nothing for them except the privilege of viewing indecently crowded cars from an elevated platform Instead of from the street while still larger numbers, after managing to fight their way through or over the car gates, were imprisoned behind them for weary hours and were deprived of an oppotunity even to walk to their place of destination. Yet every case of both these sores goes toward making one of the General Managers vaunted 600.000 persons transported by the Sixth and Ninth Avenue lines. The company's Directors are not likely to question his figures, or to see In them anything except a cause of sincere rejoicing, but In the public mind there Is a somewhat fierce impression that a good many of those half million nickels were taken on what come perilously near to having been false pretenses. To many minds, too.
it will occur that If the elevated and surface lines had been under municipal control. Instead of each rivaling tbe other in furnishing' the same service, or, rather, in deriving profit from the same source, the one might have been devoted wholly to long distance traffic and the other to the meeting of ordinary demands. If that suggestion makes itself felt often enough, some experiments most distasteful to the present corporations and considered dangerous by many thoughtful people are sure to be tried sooner or later. PERSONAL. Here is an instructive story and one.
quite new" about Queen Victoria; It was suggested to her the other day. that Queen Anke's statue, opposite St Paul's, should be removed for tbe jubilee, thanksgiving service, in order that the view might not be Obstructed. When this nronoaai 'mltted to ber Majesty she refused to sanc tion il I am unwilling to allow the statue to be displaced." the Queen is said to have remarked. I permit It some one may consider It a justification for removing my statue some day on a similar occasion." AS New and well-deserved honor has come to Commander J. W.
Miller of the First Navl Battalion, New York Naval Ml-lltta. In the shape of an appointment by the President to a place on the Board of Visitors to Annapolis. By character and expert enee, alike Commander is peculiarly well fitted to render good service in this position, for to aa unusual degree he combines practical knowledge of the navy, Its history, its condition, and Its needs, and an equal fsmlllarlty with business methods as they are developed In civilian life. Himself a graduate of Annapolis, and having been tor four of the twelve years during which he was In the navy an Instructor in that institution, he Is of necessity competent to appreciate the work doing there from the professional standpoint while his recent long connection in a highly responsible capacity with the Providence and Stonlngton Steamship Company has given him the power to view the training of officers for our navy In Its relation to National life instead of simply as a means to a direct and Immediate end. Men with technical naval Information and men of affairs are not rare, but it Is not common for of the si ting boards to Annapolis and West Point to be at once the one and the other.
Commander Miller's appointment is In every wsy commendable, and President McKimlet, in making it has shown a consideration for publlo Interests deserving of cordial recognition. About as remarkable aa episode as ever, took place even la Parts Is now furnishing- a topic of conversation to the amazed Inhabitants of that not easily startled city. Away? back In 1885 a writer of more energy than- talent who called himself Leo Taxil, though his real name is Jooand. prof eased conversion to Catholicism, was solemnly received into the Church, suppressed or expurgated the scurrilous and blasphemous romances of which he had been the author, and proceeded to produce others not less offensive, but nominally attacking the enemies of religion. His chief success in this line was a book which pretended to narrate the horrcrs committed by certain worshippers ot Satan.
The existence of this, sect In Paris and elsewhere was gravely asserted as a fact and the performance of rites Indescribably Iniquitous was charged against the followers of the cult on, the authority of one Diana Vauohan, This woman, Taxil declared, had long taken part In the worship ot Lucifer, but had repented, and, as evidence of her sincerity, had betrayed the secrets of her former associates. The book had a great sale, and Its assertions widely believed by pious people and others, but at a Catholic Congress held last Autumn doubts were cast on Diana's veracity and even on her existence. A few days agj Taxil promised to produce the woman and to make further revelations in a publlo lecture. An audience that Included not a few priests gathered to hear him. To their astonishment the man, with cynical composure, declared that the whole story was a colossal hoax, tor which his pretended conversion had been only a preparation.
He expressed Ironical thanks to the prelates and religious newspapers whose confidence In him had made his plan a success. After rehearsing the details of his penitential retreat with the Jesuits, his audience of the Popo. the Pope's rebuke to the Bishop of Charleston for denouncing the anti-Masonic confessions as a fraud, and the Papal blessing to Diana Vauohan, Taxil ended by admitting that the woman who had posed as a repentent. votary of the Prince of Darkness was a young typewrit-" er, who had lent the use of her name In return for a slight advance In her wages as Secretary. The lecture ended in a wild tumult and Taxil would have been mobbed, by his angry hearers if the police had not protected him.
-i- NUGGETS. 1. Self-Appreelet tenTr- Wben a man is a failure he lays had luck. When he succeeds It is good judgment New Haven Register. A Con mem Walters is posing an agnostic lately." Yea; Waiters is one of those fellows who won't believe the Jonah story, but has full faith in the alrshJp." Cincinnati Enquirer.
A New Jellet. Fair Young Creature (after some recitations) Do you think I would do tor a Juliet? Manager (anxious not to hurt feelings) Bm er well, you'd look very pretty In the York Weekly. Costly Ancestors. Parvenu What will you charge to paint a grandfather for my gallery ot ancestors? Artist Five hundred dollars. Parvenu Flvo hundred dollars! Why.
Mr. Dauber painted me a great-grandfather the other day for 100. Boston Traveler. A Tlsaely Warning. Grandmothers and maiden aunts should be extremely, careful, as their unhealthy season is approaching.
Observant employers have noticed that the applications for leave of absence to attend the funerals of these dear ones are particularly heavy during the baseball season. Chicago Record. Lack. you think there is any luck in a four-leaf clover?" asked the young woman. el.1;",pU&Mlv Brker' tho2ahully.
I can trace the connection between any superstition and actual occurrences. But I knew a girt who was very lucky soon after she found a four-leaf clover." "Do tell me about it." There Isn't much to tell. While she was hunting- the four-leaf clover she ot her IVi Wt mnd cufht cold, and everybody that didn't iU.Z Washington Star. OTJB LADY OP THE SXOWSt Rudyard Kipling. In London Times April 27.
A nation spoke to a nation. A Queen sent word to a throne: Daughter am I in my mother's house, But mistress In my own. The gates are mine to open As the gates are mine to close, And I set my house In ordecvi? Said the Lady of the Snows! Neither with laughter nor Fear or the chUd's amase. Soberly under the white man's law My white men go their ways. Not for the Gentile's cUmor, Insult or threat of blows.
Bow we the knee to Baal, Salt! our Lady of the Scows. My Speech is clear and single. I talk of common things. Words of the wharf and market place And the ware the merchant brings. Favor to those I Bat a stumbling-block for my foes.
Many there be that hate us, Said our Lady of the Snows. 1 1 called my chiefs to council. In the din of a troubled year. For the, sake of a sign ye would not see, And a word ye would not hear. This Is our message and answer.
This Is the path we chose, For we be also a people, Said our Lady of the Snows. Carry the word to my sisters, To the Queens of the East and South. I have proved faith In the heritage By more than tbe word of mouth. They that are wise may follow. Ere the world's war trumpet blows.
But I. I am the first In the battle. Bald our Lady of the Snows, A nation spoke to a nation, A Queen sent word to a throne. Daughter am I in my mother's house, But mistress In my own. Tbe gates are mine to open As the gates are mine to close.
And I abide by my mother's bouse, Said our Lady of the Snows, die vzt.zzz:ziz::z llaaptmana's Hareheadrams, J. Agaes Sermn tbe Knehnatres. 4 For tbe German-speaking publlo In -York, or that comparatively small of It Interested In modern art develops the first performance, at the Irving i Theatre last night of Oerhart Ila-j; t-mann's latest fantastical drama was a i -table event The house was crow. There was no evidence, however. In frequent and vociferous applause, that play made a- very profound impression.
I -deed, it is likely that the reverse 11: case. The performance was very good. -cellent in a pictorial sense, for the st.i pictures were really imaginative a I stimulating to tbe spectator's mind, and. in a dramatic sense, extraordinarily facile far as' the portrayal of the most interring if not actually the chief personsza it concerned, Frau Sorma has done nothing more beautifully lllumlnatlv. of richer variety in tor and pose, of finer quality than her denotement of tbe whims, wiles, and mood cf Herr Haoptmann's enchantress his tV--Isches wesen," RautendeleliL This aym dwells in a mountain by a stCI and lake, and.
her cronies are the elflns, waldschrats, or fAuns, the witches, an best of ail, the nlckelman. the wlia frog In the welL She is a lovely, irresponsible being, combing her wonderf.l pale hair In the moonlight and teasing poor nlckelman. who e-r-r-r-k-s croaks bis wisdom quite In vain. But Celnrlch, the bell founder, comes under fcT spelL and she compels him to love her, Is surprised to find something like a drcp cf dew on one ot her eyelids, and Is glai enough then to listen to the nlckelman explanation of It It Is not altogether a triumph for the nymph, this conquest of a human being. With love comes pain; wlta the loss of It blight.
almost sympathize with the fairy hot not quite. She is evil, and glories in her power too frankly; she does not touch our weak sympathies by trying to deceive herself. She has tbe directness, and the simplicity of an Immortal or a brute beast. with no hint of sophistry. Heinrtch excites but scarcely sympathy.
He Is the artist whose sensitive nature shrinks from the commonplace of practical life. Under the spell of Rautendelela he deserts his wife and children; under her he makes flnereplles to the good priest who comes to his new habitation and preaches the old truths to him; the artist soul is triumphant In him then. He himself happy In his new love and his new skill. BuU disillusion comes Inevitably, lie realises the suffering he has caused and the burden of guilt he must carry. An as Inevitably, he curses his enchantress.
The dullest part- of "Die Versunken Glocke" Is the third act with the lon- tirades of the priest and the belifounder. l.i tbis act Rautendeleln is little more than a listener, and perhaps the play of features exhibited by Frau Borma was a little too good to be true. But she held the attention, not the pouters. The first act trith the rescue of lost Heinrtch by the wool- folks and the announcement of-Rautende- leia's love is admirable. A melodious, queer, provoking thing this play Is; with its strange mixture of end-or- the-century Irony, and the ingenuous philosophy of the nursery, with Its commingling of folk-lore and pessimism; with its happy audacity in the treatment of the su pernatural, with 1U fresh and appreciate humor in the characters of the faun and th a frog-man.
with Its garrulous witch, its plump, rhyme-talking elves, its moonlight and thunder and lightning, and witch lights and queer sounds; its superstitious villagers; its ghosts of children a la "Richard III. and its appeal of organized society to the conscience of illicit Jove a la La Dame aux its long speeches, Its lacst3 into the commonplace. Its unsatisfactory ending. Still, one who has seen It feels honesily that it was surely worth seeing, and that he would not willingly have missed Agnes Sorma's acting as the enchantress, the beauty ot her poses, the charm of her face, the melody of her voice, and the piquanov of It alt Eggeling. as the self -satisfied wall-schrat and x'leU as the green and thousanJ-year old nickeimann were excellent, ar.
I mucn aepenaea on tnem. They comprehenu-ed. Hauptmann's poetry, and expressed i.i grimness and wild and. perna; au ui. uitinuu it.
Heinrtcht. Schmal zr ler George Le iint jjer Bcnuimeisier. Bemmy Heriman i viw Lr-, Schluetrr iie ajte t.rn- Sfr Uatbiu Hi i Etn Waldschrat. Erc-lm Die Coilm PICTURES AT THE LOTOS. For the last monthly ark exhibition at the Lotos Club of the present season.
William T. Evans ot the club's Art Committee, ha arranged a display of thirty-tour canvases, illustrating the work i American figure painters. The exhibition will open to club members and guests tomorrow morning and on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Ladies holding cards ci invitation will be admitted to the gallery. While Mr.
Evans has undoubtedly maa an earnest effort to secure representative examples of the best American figure painters, it cannot be said that he ha, bee entirely' successful, and the display lacks impresslvenesa as a whole. This to the contrast it presents to the recent exhibitions, held In the same gallery. the works ot the great portrait and figure painter ot the early English school, which are still fresh In memory; but there are names unrepresented In the present display which, had they been represented, would have made th exhibition higher ia merit and richer In quality. Borne ot the best men also are not weU represented. Winslow Homer, for example, does not appear to good advantm in his early canvases, "The Cotton pickers," although Us color is richer and moro natural than in his later works, and tba unimportant little marine.
A Stiff itreexe. -Slddons Mowbray, the delicate colorlst. has painted better pictures4-- than "Ro Leaves." although the canvas is characteristic, and surely that virile draughtsman. Walter Shirlaw. might have been letter exemplified than by his quiet study a girl reading "Among the Poets." and r.
not-over-auccesflful Reflections," with Ui color scheme of harsh greens. It Is) a pleasure to turn from a study cf these unsatisfactory examples to such work as Douglas Volk's Puritan Mother." that charming group so well composed. refined In expression, and so rich and color; to George Fuller's well-kno and always welcome "Romany Girl." of the best single figure pictures ever palled by an American, and to Will H. Low plelr. -ir study of the nude, so delicate color, and so charming in sunlight and atmosphere, are two examples of Edward A.
Bell "The Patrician." well drawn and -fectlve la pose, and "Fire Dreamers," i interior with figures, soft In color i with fine effect of reflected light F. W. Benson's "Summer" is very doo-rative, but the -texture of the light hummer gown is not well rendered and ha inmost the effect of cardboard. W. Verpur-fcirny "Absent One" is a good inter, with figure, and "A Portrait, by Jo-U.
Boston, la a clever study of black grays. William M. Chase Is represent r-1 i his Consolation." too close a reflect; Josef Israels, and F. S. Church by his 1 and Important "Music of the Sea" -smaller canvas.
"Spring." both characi -Utlo Ice-cream allegories. The new oiorit, Arthur B. well represented by a female nule "Amor Centre Mumlum," a giowiinr i Of color, and T. W. Dewing by his iU dainty, and refined little portrait, VMte Dress." JWyatt Eaton's splendid strong rortr William Cullin "aellcate Armngement In iilat-k and i riooeri I a ruperb an I piece ol color, "Children at im." Charles F.
Naegelo's Urge subuvt trait canvas. ic." tints are. too but which has high lights and virii dnuint I the pictures worthy of menUoa..
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