The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on July 10, 1915 · Page 13
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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE BOOK REVIEWS NEW YORK CITY, SATURDAY, JULY 10. 1915. PICTURE AND SPORTING SECTION. Replica of Japanese Garden a f eaifure of Brooklyn o fanieal J)i$play ,4 . s0. '3 KM General View of the Japanese Garden! at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Institute Park. OF all the beautiful features of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens at Institute Park none Is more worthy of a visit than the Japanese garden. It was designed and constructed, except for the rough labor, by Japanese, the designer being Mr. Shlota, one of the ror&raost Japanese landscape architects in the United States. The irarden was built entirely without expense to the city through the generosity of Alfred T. : White, chairman of the Committee on Botama Garden of the Brooklyn Institute. I K well-known Japanose art crltlo on Visiting It, pronounced the garden the most beautiful and artistically arranged of any similar garden he had aeen In America. A torli, a sort of perch for sacred birds, which, in Japan, always Indicates the approach to a temple, stands in the water of the lake a few feet from shore, on the rise of which is situated the temple, built of California redwood, without nails. Two wooden 'lanterns are placed at the entrance. There are two stone lanterns, imported from Japan, one In the distance being of the shape Okuno-ln, and one In the foreground, Yuklmi, standing on an island. The toril bears the usual inscription in Japanese. H. W. HERBERT, NEW JUSTICE Magistrate Promoted -W. B. Cobb Goes to Bench. Walks and Talks By JULIUS CHAMBERS Japanese Temple, Made of California Redwood, in a Quiet Nook of the Garden, There Is Even a Waterfall With Two Artificial Caves Which Give Forth Lusty Echoes. PRESIDENT UNDERWOOD of the Erie Railway has revived an idea that is not new, but it offers a complete solution to the traffic problem In the United States. He proposes that the rate of fare for passenger travel be reduced to 1 cent a mile and that the freight rates be increased at least 20 per cent. . When Thomas A, Scott was president of the Pennsylvania Railroad I had ft long interview with him at his office in Philadelphia on this subject, and he made the Identical suggestion. He said the railroat of the country, in densely settled regions, made the mistake of trying to pay dividends from their freight traffic instead of employing every means to develop "human freight." That xras his term. He waxed warm over the idea. "Here we are straining every nerve to carry dead freight," he began. "It ha to be loaded and unloaded. Much of It la perishable and has to have extra care. Yet, the railroad manager of the country are scheming and planning to get freight traffic away from competing roads. I cannot convince ome people that passenger trafflo 1 the most ' profitable. It handle itself! It loads Itself into the car and unloads Itself. With reasonable care, proper , courtesy, efficiency in keeping time schedules and the beat of accommodations, our road ought to do three times the passenger business It does. Do not misunderstand me. I mean all the trunk lines roads that start somewhere and end somewhere ought to much more than double their passenger traffic! Hundreds of thousands of people In thl country want to travel and are deterred therefrom by the high rates. Owing to the competition between the trade centers, much of the mprcantlle freight is carried either at a loss or without profit to the railroads. The theory is that passenger traffic should yield the dividends! I am sure the policy Is wrong. What Is the result? Our tracks are so gorged with freight trains that we cannot properly surve the passenger traffic. We ought to be able to carry passengers to Chicago In much hrtnr time than Is now possible. Kvory hour nn the road spells expense. Our tariff is based on ,1h time rpqulred to transport the 'passenger, Instead of the time In which we ought to perform the tnskl I hope to live to see the day In which a railroad will lie built along the shortest possible lino between the rraat cities of thl country for pns- 1 aenger trafflo only. The ImpnrlBiice of freight trafflo Is exaggerated. There I are road that cater to freight alone ' when they could build up a fine ps-aencer business. My chief thought In Increasing the capitalisation of the road over which I have control to liAAAnnAAA I. n n,,B,i,.,i.tl ItM tmnk fanllltte so that the freight train will not constantly noiu up me pas- .. f a ' ' t KM QX Ulll llk wu tbout 1174 1 &,, , ww ! ;Am- h fcv Pf&uM- JP ' V""' . j Vd is t ' 1 .M rl Irf VJ !' ' , ,. . X SVA 1 To fill the now Justiceship recently (rented, Mayor Mitchcl vcslorday pro-iTinted Cily MagLstnito Henry V. Herbert to the Court, (if Hpi-rliil Sessions, V. Ilniee Colib, n former law partner of the Mayor, was appointed at tho m;i tun time hy Mayor Mltcliel to fill the new magistracy created through tho petition of the Hoard of Magistrates on July I . The Mayor Kind that he hud Riven eoiinlderill'le Ih'Ull'.hl to tile selection of the ninitiHlrale l'"' promotion and appointed ,lr. Herbert because, (it his lecord ol excellent service oil tho niiigixIrutcM bench. UeKiir(hiiK Mr. Cobb's appointment, the Mayor said he had selected him because of his (pialllleatlons, experience and Illness for tho position of City Magistrate. Mr. Cobb Is 37 years old, nnd is a graduate of tho Columbia I niversllv l.nw School, lie was admitted to the J'.ar In IIIIIO. KT'NDAY Ml'Sir IV 1'AItKS. Sunset I'lirk. M.ircli. 'nruiiMi Inn" Mpyfrl'pr I ) v i rt in-'-. "Sriiili-Finitfl " UokhIii! i rl w.-illn. "la iiildlnc i.iiiiiikj K, cHkii of KII'H'I (ili"l-IL 'b.ll.illnllla l.lvll. "KorKf In Hi'1 (''iin-sf" bulla 'h-rui'l Am'-rl'-'iu fiuilnnli- Ilerhsrt S'l lute I" f: i t m Cnnli-a iiii' le. in - II Tr.mii..r.'" Won IMln nf Ili'inli'h'K HIIW. Nn. Ii'i Ilemlek )-:.m.i tpis ("inn "Aiiiii" ':n:l Alllh'iiiy '. I'i'l'i, iliui'lmlifilpr, Wlnllirop I'lirfi. Mfir' lt. ' "Knl-rhtfi ul' ' 'iilumliiiv" nwhrr I ii r' I HI'", Sll-li'li'lle" r'lutew :,-i-:l('II.-- I'l-n'n "f.ilriii" I'ilU-t'-tti i iil 'i,, Klliiu-li'-v" HnlfB .M.-.lli-v. All Slur Kt'l'll Si I'-'-llnti. "Thi- li'iit-luiif 'l-rllfi'" Hrrlicn li wiuii Inn. i ' ' ii lerl" 'biuily-' .N'fuyiillia stuy. The Unolyin Is n machine that "iili..Ldt tl.l..t.u" ( vrtim mi i VitlH" that statement. tiecaiiHe. I claim to . !-..!, n'lur lili have been the 11,-st editorial writer j :. .Z"? .!'.'. .'":h.'!?..l.!r;! Vmr who dictated his screed directly to the (ir.un'i luin-'-h. - Al'iii." enll wonderful eontrivanee. Hut It makes I Prospect Piirli. many errors not lilamalile upon the I v ,n ',,.,.llll , B,nth man who manipulates the. keys. Very i i(n-ini'r-"l,liiw Hii ui" Hiipi lorten, ahis, a letter, properly started, ; i-i,in,i-t wnii., Muruiuriiiir ntnrn ...iiiiii i "skills" Into the wrong placu In th I : i-ii..n. "Tiie i; ..i i.iii'- Ti-li. r" """J" h'10' j ciunai'lfrlli''. '"l-iailn" l,Buriifliiii You recall what the wit said about i ( im-hui'. "WMIhiii 'I' ll" n'!'", "good Intentions"? There, you have j ' n"' ' ", '"VT'"V''.'.r t.vur'nk t rs explanation of a niiHphi.oorl Irttr-r, (rntM(., '"'Viidn or Im-:iiii" l.iitnli n oftoii d'ticted in Home Ju-w-spapurH. i'ni'"iirri t oitrniHi M-hxiicti... nviiaia Help the Census Man; Fill Out This Form A Quaint Arched Bridge, Statues of Cranes and an Artistic Lantern Imported From Japan Give a Distinctly Oriental Flavor to This Little Nook of Brooklyn or 1 STB, because It was shortly after the Pennsylvania Legislature had per mitted Tom Scott, as he was universally called, to capitalize his road In that State for the unprecedented figure I have mentioned. He had the Underwood Idea, but he did not contemplate catering to the city commuter. The latter thought csnnot have Inspired the president of the Krle, On most of the roads entor- lm New York, holders of monthly commutation tickets already enjoy a one-cent rate, In some cases Known to me, the charge la even lower. Mr, Underwood's proposition Is to apply the rule to long haul of "human freight." Now that the two Pacific Expositions are supposed to draw thousands of Americans to Ban Krnnclnco and Hnn Diego, the great rallrosd companies are offering round trip tickets to the Coast for SD4.S0. This sounds uncommonly cheap, but a little calculation show that the cost Is more than 1 H cent a mil. Estimating the distance at 6,000 miles, the rate Is not nearly so cheap b.h at first appears. Under Mr. U nderwoort's plan, tho round trip fare would only he $(0. At tho time Mr. Scott talked about cheaper pannenger rntei, the first- class fare from New York to Chicago i was either $:!8 or $30. This has been reduced Go per cent., except upon limited trains, I-'ree transportation has been done away with' by Congressional enactment, although i am assured by railroad men that some memheru of Congress have found ways nf avoiding paymunt of passage money, This reform must have added fully 1M per cent, to income from passenger tralllc. 1 have not observed an Inclination on the part of railroad directors to reduce passenger rates In proportion. The pronouncement of President t'ndorwood should become a prophecy, Its realization would bring prosperity to the railways and to tho people at one and the sim e time. It would send thousand ut stifling, liulf-ilaivcU denlzons of the large cities to the villages and the farms of sparsely populated sections of this vast country of ours. Kvery man and woman of us would travel more than at present. Our spheres of Intelligence would bo broadened. No longer would there be any "abandoned farms" In the Knst. At least one million more visitors would come to the metropolis every year. Ko-callcd "summer excursion" rales, by which thousands nf poorly paid school tee hers are now Invel.tb"! to this nml other eoll"glati renters, would exist throughout tho entire twelve iiiontlm. 1'iiopl" who never before traveled would see their own comiry before hiking off to Kuropo In times of peace. If there ever ngalit be such a thing abroad. Nationalism would soon come to i,i"n much more than at pie-ent. Cltl:-.'.iielilp would really Imply Americanism. There would be less talk of "tho dear old tlreeti Isle" or of "that beautiful France," or of "the Vaterlund." That I only a pint vt what the Un derwood Idea would achlevo for the L'nlted Htat s. ., I Two communications have come j from Portuguese readers who deplore! my Lrnorani.e In spelling the first, irir.ie of the great AIIU(iier'ue, "Al- fonao," liiKiend of "AITotcio," In , Thursday's nrJcl". I illnllko to ex- ( plain, li'-cauii i tho best frb'nd'i 1 pes- tier nn earth are In The Kugle's proofroom. They have stived nie from ( many errors, and when they tul.n tho ! liberty of changing my spelling tlmy j tii.'mino to do so for my good. I Of course, tho port uguese spelling It "Affoitso," and I so hammered It o il upon the typewriter, in order that . ! there should not be any iiiiihoi. Yet, find bless the gem b -hen r.ed proof-, render or ( opy reader, who mount to, :;et nn" right ! I If I c'. ild only trust lliii linolyp to deliver the right letters In the matrix as sincerely as 1 do these two co-oerntlng friends, I would lie the happiest man In Greater New York. M'.'clitinieal typesetting has cunic to Fill out one for each member or your I'nir.ll.v. and mall l William Mchcrniiimi, Chief Kmiiueriitlon Supervisor, llrooi,i,vn und gucens, InO Montague street. 1. Permanent Residence Strict No., Vlltnsc Town, city, County, state.) Full name Kelutlnnshlp to head of family living at above address. 4. Color or P.ace 6. Sex 6. Age at last birthday 7. In what country were you born H. How many years have you been a permanent resident of tho Prilled Stales ft. Citizen or alien 10. Trade or Profession of, or kind of work done by, you II a. Do you employ persons other than doniestle servants b. Do you work for an employer on r.alary or for witiiva c. Ar you it proprietor but not an employer of labor d. If you are not engaged in a guiil'ul occupation enumerated mark X In the following splice TIr-i ( lasa Ol) Includes any nn tuber of a family ('.iiiiv: work wit limit pay. 12. When do you expect to return !o n-sideiu c slated In "I". Tin w.Uit "fmelly" inlri.etl n-.ry n.,u.l"r if ! "wr leue-ft fi.ii.llv al.ali (S I "Ul i"i" Ms ii fr "'"'i ii. ''' "! ttii f" til .i.l; l ti. fnth-r if fullicr In il-ml. ! . r lh. if uil ' i Hi" futliiT i.f a faintly, url.e "N ..-I." i.'-. f"f tli i -t Ii. r, "f 11.0 fitmlly. write f.., neither, r' !. . "I'lllXhler. urn i.l 1 1 " t r 1 , - -'- t -a . nan. uncle, I. !"!'.', Hfrvmit, - tin nfteiir. i I. I .1. Tlie y 'llm above, liouse- lir.nil of I i ml of :u n'.lon r iiiem-ilutlKh- William Liebermann, chief enumeration supervisor of the Ceosus Bureau of Brooklyn and Queens, requests the residents of thee two boroughs who )ny lievt they have bttn mined in the count to fill in the above blank. - ,

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