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THLRSDAT. NOVEMUKK 7. 1912.
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Tssblina ''Irculatlon Department. _
ln its exdtement over the eapture
l.y Qoranwr Wllaon <>f the electoral
totaa of many gtatea In which he waa
mi'-e of 8 minorlty of tho olectors
Dramlng POet" falls into the error
nf tn__dng that the country aa n whole
haa -tfsOrsed the tariff smashing view-;
with which the Democratic party 80
Mvd this year's campaign. lt sald
First among the great gains of hla
[Mr. Wilson's] victory wc put the1 de
Htructlon of tho hidaoua euperstition
about the protootlve tariff. which waa
agoln dragged out the past month ln
the bop* Of deoclTlnC ?<- the same
tnue that it insulted. the lntolhgenee
of the Amc-rlcnn people. They were
Mked to dtthrone reason and to grovel
before a fetich. . . ? Wllaon a tr -
ti make* an end of the supemi
1 view of protectlon. S?ay not tne
s-ruggle naught availeth when thia hus
If Mr. Wllaon h.'lfl a view of protec?
tlon differcnt from and opposed to the
view held ln common by Mr. Taft and
? gl Booatrelt, that view was ear>
talnly not lud'.rsed on Tuesday by a
?najority of the voters. Outside the
s? Dthorn Btatea the vote for tbe two
protectlonist candidatea for President
run far uhond <>f the vote for the sup
posedly anti-protectionist candidate.
There were no glf-O of a Wilson ]and
slide anywhara. The Democratic uora
unioly held or fell below the nor
jual Deinoeralic vote. and he would
have baan left ln a decided mlnority
ln the Electoral OoUaga if tho i rotec
tlonlat rota had not been divided be
, two nomliHToe
i ompared with tba Clareland orat>
tuni in 1802. the Democratic party still
ra a great decttna ln Btrangtb with
tbi people. .Mr. Clcvelund won declsivo
?dctotieo In New York, New Jersey,
ectlcnt, Indiana, Illinois and Wis
conaln and! n*a_iy*earrled Ohio, whlle
Mr. wilson's rota ln tboao gtatea this
has fallen far below the toUtl
polled by the two former soctions of
the Kepubllcan parly, Isith pledirod to
protactlois. In this state. aeoordtng to
?' i'h(> Post'l" own tigures, he got only
090388 votes to 840,681 for Taft and
Gorarnof WUaon Mroaalf ln the lat
ler part of the campaign seeme<l to
poallao that ba could not afford tr? an
tagonlze tlie pmtoetloniRt eentlment of
the majority of the voters. He threw
the Baltlmore platforru overboard and
descrlbed hlnistif as a rational protec
tlonlst, anxious ineroly to ellmlnate the
faulte and abuses of the system. Ha
was a good enough polltician to see
th? t the nnti-prottvtlonlst vlow which
he was supposod to bold w?s not the
view of the majority, and lf he c>n
tinuea to excrcise political shrewdness
he will not Berioualy antagouize the
]K>pnlar verdlct Just given ln favor of
retalnlng the protective system. "The
Evening Post" lmaglues a valn tblng
in clostilfjing Governor Wilson's elec?
tlon as an anti-protectlonlst victory.
TH1NOS OUT OF PLACE.
The claaslc descriptlon of dirt as
matter out of place eoraes to mlnd in
considerinR tlie COUbOVOfaj over the
proposal to hulld a tuberculosls sana
torlum at Croton Lake, in Westchester
f'ounty. There can no lonjrer bo any
reasonable question of the value of
such lnstitutions, or of the deslrability
of bulldin? them of ample slze and
numbers to acconnnodata all who are
sufferlng from tuberculosis and who
cannot otherwise he properly cared fnr.
]?ut neither should thore be any qu.-s
Uoa of the emphatic impropriety of
bulldlng this one at the place ln ques?
For the site ls on the margin of the
lake from which this city draws ita
drinklng water. Thore iniKht be no
pi ssible danger of the pollution of the
water with garma Of tuberculosis and
tba consequent transinisslon of them to
usero of tho water. We are not of
^> who repard n sanator^im for tu?
berculosis ns necessarily 8 plapue sfiot
?nd a menace to the coiinnunity. On
0m contrary. lt ls more of I security
tlmn a menace. A sin.de consumptive
patient polng uncared for about the
villape is a far greater menace than a
thonaand patients in a well repulated
hospltal. Nevertheless. the faet of
there belng a large hospital for a coru
munlcablo and deadly disoase on the
banks of the city's water supidy would
be (Maquletlng to many and uiqiloasant
to all, and for that reason lf for no
other tbe institution should not be
Tbere is another stronger reason.
The Institution would add largely to
the population of the reglon draining
Into Croton I_ke, and would thus add
to the diffleulty of protectlng the water
from contamination with sewage. Wd
cannot expect that anttia reglon to
be depopulated, though that would
be the ideal condltlon. Hut at lenst
vre may protest against any artJiioial
crowdlng of Its population by the ee
tabUohraent Uiere of numerously occu
pled Inotitutlona of auy klnd. From
that polut of *lew a large hotel for.
persons in perfect henlth would be ns
oblectionable as a hospit.il. Moreover.
lr is entirely unneoessary to put it
there. Th.-re are plenty of other sites.
equnlly good nnd equally nvnilahle?
some of them probably more so. There
ls no good renson for lnvadlng the ___?
too watershed wiih suoh establish
ments. any more than there is for in
yadlBg one 0f our city parks whemver
there ls 8 CO__thO_M or I lllnary or
what not else to be bulit. "A. place
"for everything nnd everything in its
"place" ls a sotind old rule; and the
plaee for a popnlous Institution of any
klnd is not on the brim of a reservoir
o. drlnklng water.
Owing to the peculiarlties of the
American electoral system Gr_T8___f
Wilson vlll come to the rresldency
with an appearance of overwhoimim?
Bnpport which innkes his victory tech
nically one Of tbe mOBt sweeping in
the iiistory of contested elections.
Putting* 88l_8 the two elections ol
Waahlngton and the second election of
Jamea Monroe. ln 1820, only flve Presi
denta have carried the El-ctoral Ool
|ag? by a larger majority than he ap?
parent ly has.
Assnmlng that he will have 418 elec?
toral votes, the lnrgest flgnre Indicated
ns probable, he will have 78 per oont
of the college. In 1804 Jefferson had
B2 per cent. In 181- Monroe had 82
per cent. Ilarrlson ln 1S40 had 79 per
cent, Pierce in 1852 87 per cent nnd
Llncoln ln 1884 80 per cent. Ja_k_oii
ln 1882, with 7>? per cent, and Grant ln
1868, with 72 per cent. mlght come
lnto tiie list if some of the close states
now elalmed for Gorarnor Wilson
went lnto another column. Behind this
electoral npproach to unanimlty. bOW
ever llcs the fact that the popular
vote ngninst Governor Wilson was
largolv in 8X6888 of his popular sup?
port * It does not detract from the
completono*9 of his pnrty's triumph or
the sanction given to him ns the peo
ple's cholce. But it does show that
there is no sneh universality of popu?
lar oplnlon ln favor of him or his poli?
cies ns the lmpresslve roll of states
which he has won mlght sugpest. X-l
vhilo this election presages DO new
"era of good feeling." in the sense of
absence of dlvidinc fcsenss wtdeb made
opposltlon negUgfble, aa ln 1820. ? ?
wlder senso Governor Wilson will go
into offlce snpported by an era of |00_
Whatever other preferences men may
hnve had. and however much they may
oppose his proapectrre poUdea, be haa
the respect and best wishea of the
whole country- He is by all recognized
u a ctean, cnlttrated, acbolarry man.
morallv, intellectually nnd aodaUy
equipped to fill the Presldentlal otllce
with credlt to himself and his eonntjT
He has conduoted his cumpaicn with
dlgnitv nnd conrtesy. He has no
called' the Preatdent of the I nlted
States n thief, or nnybody else n l.ar.
\nd ln tnrn, by the Kepublicnn* nt
least, he has been treated with corre
apondlng decency. without doubt he
will malntaln the same habtt, and we
may hope for an admlnlstration which
wlU conttnne the Taft tradition o
Presidentlal decormn, self-control and
dhtnltx Mav he be B_red from tba
reokleaa abnae and misrepreser.t.it i.-n
Wblcb have been vented on Mr. I aft.
to the nffllctlnn of the public nnd the
degradatloa of American n-annera.
Nobody donbtj Mr. Wilson's pntrlotic
deatre to serve the people. That be
nmv sueeeed, that bll nwianros may
proVe wlse and promote more paffect
lUStlce and larger prosperity for all,
will be tbe w-ab of erery good _-__?_
WATCH HIM GO.
"Murphv ranrt geP deelnres our
nelghhor "The World" in its morning
after election edltorlal artlcle. What.'
?n,is is bewtldering. We thought he
had gone. we appeared to have "Tho
Workl's" nssurance that he had gone. In
an edltorlal artlcle two days after the
onnvention which nomlnated Mr. Sulzer
it aald: "Murphy has run his course.
-He will never boss another state con
"ventlon. Yet in Justiee to him let lt be
"said that BO ,-u't of his career was
"more becoming than this ilnal act,
m A boss who knowa how to
"nbdknte is not always an BBB." "Has
mu his course." "flnal act," "abdlcate."
truJv we thought "The World" was
talking nlmut the end of him. especially
ns. BCCOf-lng to our contemporary, tho
convention had put up an "avowedly
anti-Tai.imany" candidate for Governor
in the person of Mr. Sulzer.
This gaino of "now you see him and
now you don't" is most oonfusing. The
"now' you don't" part of lt is always
played Just before election. This year
lt extended from October 4 to Xovem
ber fl, two days more than a month.
And how does our neightwr account for
the fact that a boss who "aMleated"
early in October must now "go," nnd
why nfter his "flnal act" of snblime re
nundation is lt now necessary for lt to
be saylng: "There must be no more
"Murphy control of letfislation. There
"must be no more Murphy puppcts ln
"the great appointive offlces of the
"state. . . . There must be no more
"servile waiting on Murphy's word," ex?
cept on the plea that its blind side Ls
always onfortunately tunied toward
the boss during October?
A short tlme ago "The World" told
ns that we were crnzy. We have for
an excuse that we read its edltorial
pag-i What can our nelghhor expect
will be the conseipience to Its readers'
minds of seeint; in its esteeraed col
umns that Murphy "haa run his course,"
"abdieated," performed the "flnal act"
of his boss-ship ln October and then
of readlng there that he must qult his
Anyway, "Murphy must go." He ap?
peared to be going nome on Tuesday.
ITALY'S WAR BILLS.
Italy, havlng made peaee with Tur?
key, is now computing the cost of the
war to her in dollars and cents, and
flnds that whlle lt has been conRider
able lt has caused her no embarraaa
ment. Indeed. the ease with which the
government at Home flnanced the war
was frequently the subject of Hiirprisod
nnd adiiiirlng commeut by observers ln
other conntries, and those aentlmenta
now a'ppear to hnve been abuudantJy
The extraordinary appropriations on
nccount of the war amounted to $77,
200,000 for the army and $14.40? >.<?""
foff the navy, a total of JOl.flOO.OOO. But
of UMMO sums about $20,000,000 went
(br repalrs of dockynrds and stores
which are still on hand for future use,
leavlng the actual net cost of milltary
Opgratloni at not more than $72,000,000.
To this sum must be added, however,
the co*ts of making peace, namely, the
indomnity to be paid to Turkey. which
may he oapitalized at $10,000,000. and
the e-paaaa of bringing the army hqme
aud disbanding it. perhap? enough to
bling tlie total amouut chargeable to
tba war up to $1)0.000,000.
This expenso has been inet the moro
easily because of the marked improve
ment of conditions ln Italy during the
war. Business was gbod. and the nor
mal revenues of the government ln
ereased much more rapldly than they
had done in the years before tho war.
During the year of the war the in
crease in ordinary revenue, due to ex
pansion of trade, etc, was $15,800,000.
while the average yearly increase in
the preceding flve years was only $11,
800,000. Under such clrcumstances
Italy may rejoice at havlng got through
tlie- war very comfortably.
THE 8CHOOL CONTROVERSY.
The speclal investigatlon into the
school system for wldch the city has
paid a large sum now promises to be
made useless because it has been
tnrnod into a personal controversy be?
tween a member of tho Board of Esti
inatc and Apportionment and one of
the chiof experts eraployed to examlne
and raport I^ofessor Hanus, lncharge
of tha inqulry, supports his associate
and go i? drawn into tho controversy.
with the result that the lnflu'enee of
the whole iuvostigatlon ls likely to be
impalred. Professor Moore, of Yale
University, whose report has been so
violently nssailed by President Mltchol
of the Board of Aldermen, lo a peda
gogieal eipert of high standing. It
was proposed at one time, before Tro
fessor Hanus, of Ilnrvard University,
was engaged, that he should be put
in general charge of tho inqulry.
As for the offending report which Mr.
Mitchel thlnks ought not to be prlnted.
it has been nvailable to the press and
the extrncts puhlislied have not been
sensational. ihe i ritiolsms upon the
red tape and Jnefflcloney ln the raan
agement of the educattonal system
springing from control hy an excos
slvoly large and loosely orgaulzed
board correspond with the general be
ll.-f. So far as the report retlects upon
tlie Board of Kstlmate and Apportlon
niont. lt wonld not surprise the publlc
1f there were some Justiee ln lt. too.
If th<" report had been printed lt w.-uld
probably have attracted little atten?
tion. Tha city authorltles mlght bet
ter have printed it, whlle expressing
disagreeincnt with the conclustons
reaehed, if they do disagree with
As tbe incident stands it will cause
tho puhlic to suspect that an attompt
had baan made to apply pressure with
the lntent to coinpel ono of the expert
Jnvestigators to shape his report In a
Wty satlsfaotory to those employing
him. nnd that such pressure had fallo<l.
Wo do not say that this ls what hap
poned, but that ls the lmprosslon
which tho Incident creato<*. 1'nfortu
nately thore hnve baan rumors for
some time of efforts to exort pressurc
on tbe experts who wero hire<I to give
an unbinssed view of tho school sys?
tem, and this will tend to eonflrm the
lmprosslon erentod hy the present con?
troversy. Tn try to control Mie experts
is the worst way to condnct an in?
qulry. If that ls the way this inqulry
haa licen conducted. lt is no wonoaf
that the end has been what it has.
FLAGS AND PUPTL8 AGAIN.
There is more troubli over the flag
ln the publlc schools. We called atten?
tion the other day to the opisode ln I
Now Jersey school, whero an Jll-ad
vised teacher aud Board of Kdu.-allon
unroasonably refused to be COntenl
with the rospoctfnl salute to tho tlag
which ono of the puplls gave, and in
sisted that in addition he should plodge
political alleglance to this government,
which he would not do and which he
had no legal right or competenee to do.
How that case will flnally be sottled it
would be rash, in the present eUite oT
inind of some school hoards, to predici,
tlmugh it should be incrodlblo that any
atternpt will ho persisted in to requtre
of alien boys in Ainericnn schoolB nny
thing more than is requlrod of Ameri
ean t>oys in tbe schools of other coun
Now, however, arlse two new oases,
one in New Jersey and one ln I'tah, of
n distinctly dlfferent chnracter. In
each of them?they are just alike?a
child of tendor years rofuses not only
to plodge alleglance to the government
but even to give a formal salute to the
flag. The chlld is a natlve and a pro
spectlve citizoii, and his fathor ls nlso
n native and an actual cltlzen of the
I.'nitod States. But the father has for
bidden the child to salute the Stars
and Ktripes or any other flag save tho
red flag of socialism. Therefore, the
child will not partlcipate in the aalute
which is glvon by his sehoolmates, and
the authorltles consequently suspend
him from school.
In these latter casos nnd all like
them the schoo! authorltles nre in the
right. I'erhaps their course would l?o
still more commendnble if they should
complete it with a vigorous applica
tion of the trunncy laws against all
paronts who thus dlsqualify their chll
dren for attendance at school. A clti
zen of another country has a perfoct
right to deellne to bocome nntnrallzed,
and all that can be requlred is that
he shall treat our flag with respeet
But the American citizen who refuses
to show respeet or to permlt his chil
dren to show respeet for the American
flag is entitled to no toleraut considera?
THE COST Or LUXUBY.
Wo may eall it luxury, or we may
eall lt simple convenlence, but there
ls no gettlng away from the convlctlon
that the thing ltaelf?to wlt, tlie mod
ern inethod of doing retail business?is
an essential and consldorable factor ln
the lncreased cost of llving. It la not
the only factor. It is notorious that
in some important respects supply has
remained stationary. or has actually
decreased, whlle demand haa' largely
lncrensed j and the old law of supply
nnd demand ls not so obsolete that it
doea not operate in such a caae aa
that But the nianner ln which bual
ness is done, and partlcularly the man
ner ln which consumers are waited on
nnd served by tradesmen, must cotint
largely in the problem.
Yenra ago a housewife went to the
butcher's with a basket and carried
her purehase home, wrapped in brown
paper. Now Bhe telephones to the rnar
ketmnn. or he sends a messenger to her
house to receive her orders, and the
goods are Bent to her in a parafflned or
a sterllized wrapper and in an auto?
moblle dellvery cart The telephone,
the messenger, the wrapper and the
cart and its drlver must all be paid
for by the consuiner. Soda crackers in
an ornamental lined box cost more than
those aold ln bulk from a barreL Lard
ln a sealed Un pail or butter ln an
ornato packet must be more expenstve
than lt used to be when scooped from
a tub and dropped lnto the crock which
the housewife sent or took to the ahop
for lt. So with a hundred other ar
tieles. They are stored, packed, aold
and delivered in much more expensive
waya than they were, and the addl
tlonal expense comea out of the pocketa
of the consumerB.
In some respects lt is luxnry. In
some it ls convenlence. In some lt ls
sanltatlon. In some lt ls airaple neat
ness and cleanllness. But whlchever
it ls, we greatly doubt if the average
consumer, even the one who grumbles
most at the increased cost of llvlng,
would wllllngly go back to the old order
of thlngs, even lf by so dolng prlces
could bo put back to the old flgure.
People have become ucctistomed to the
new ways, and now regard as necessl
tles of aervice thlngs which their
grandparents would have stared at dls
approvingly aa vanity and extrava
gance. But lf they inslst upon con
tlnulng to enjoy them, they will haTe
to be recondled tn the cost
Well lt certalnly dldn't _o lnto the
In tho daya of tha Crtmean War a
favorlto mlnatrel "gag" waa, "Sebaa
topol aln't taken yet:" The Turka ara
trylng to koep up their couraaje by ap
plylng lt to Constantlnople, but un
fortunatclr for them they have no
Benator Dlxon, with hia predletlon of
6,000,000 votes for the Bull Moose.
galna admlttance to the rank of major
The ofMdal title of the Chlef E_ecu
tlve of tbe atate la aoon to be "Old BlK
Su_er, Uie Governor." We hope that
ho will no' conshier lt a mark of nar
row partlsanahlp or an act of peraonal
dlscourtesy lf we prefer after Jnnu
ary 1 to call him "Governor Sulzer."
The tariff controversy between Ger
many and the Unlted Htatea ls nll
about peas, and lt rannot well be aet
tled by the tradltlonal metbod of
"spllttlng the dlffercnce," beeause the
peaa are already apllt. Perhaps lf they
were boll-d, llke those of the clever
pllgrlm ti th? Holy I_.nd, the dlffi
culty would be mollifled.
A Republlcnn Governor ln Tennesseo
feoka somethlng llke a brand plu<ked
from the burnlng.
What a plty that Masa.-chu.-ttH.
whlle golng I?emocratlc, dldn t r^und
out the buslness and make "Koney
Fitz" a auccesaor to Panlel Webatcr
and Charles Siimner! We fear the Bay
State ls d-genomte.
If Mr. Murphy haa a slngle drop of
the mllk of human klndnese ln hia
imnrt ho will make humble apology
and such other reraratlon as ls poast
ble to Governor Dix for deaertlng un
necesparlly such a falthful servanL It
\t> clear now that the Governor was
llght In thinklng hlrnself sufflclentiy
progressive to secure a eccond term.
He would have done it lf Murphy had
not weakly thrown him to the wolvce.
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
A man pushlng a baby carrlage ls not
an unusual spectacle ln soms parts of
the metropolls, and the makers of funny
piutures and wrlters of humoroua para
grapha have found the theme mlghty
useful. But lt la probable that few men
who have engaged ln that domestlc bt
vice have attraoted more attentlnn than
the well dressed person who wheeled a
baby slowly up and down ln front of a
depsrtment store yesterday. At flrst he
had the apace all to hlmaelf. but prea
ently boya and men, all a-grln. and eome
of them whlHtllnn ln tlme with the man's
stfp. followed, anc people on the other
slde'of the street atood and watohed tiie
parade. Preaently the man became con
acloua of the attentlon which he was
attractlng. and aaked what was tha mat?
ter "Why axen't you dolng this on nn
election betr "Bet nothlng! Waltlng for
tho wlfe. wh''a buylng thlnga In tho
atore." And that statement spolled what
the large crowd mlstook for paylng a fool
Mammar-Yesterday I gave you a dlme
> begood; to-day you are worse than
eVBmall Bam-Thafa rlght, mamma; I
waiTto ahow you thal ^ou got your
mon-y's wortn y.sterday.-Chlcago News.
APPBA8INO TIIEIR APPETITEa
??I will not thi-w Wsido to the wolr.i."
Toss Waldo to the wolvea, lndeedl
Our Mayor never would do that.
Why thould he give the wolves a feed.
Anrt help to make them sleek and fat?
A wolf la Just a snarllng brute,
An unapprciiatlve beast;
Bo it Ib nutte beyond dlspute,
The Ugfcr ls the one to feast.
O. B. M.
Marks-I hear that you have been op
?ratlntr ln the stock m.irket.
rarkV-You've been mlslnformed. I ve
been operated upon.-Boston Transcrlpt.
The case of the young Greek patrlot
who arrlved from Brazll a few daya ago,
a dlstance of over 6,000 mlles, only to be
held up at Quarantlne and sent hack on
the next boat beeause he had contracted
trachoma. ls but one lllustratlon of the
sacrlflces which the aona of Hellas and
their Bulgarlan allies ln this country are
maklng to take part ln the atruggle with
Turkey. One 81-th avenue reataurant has
actually loat all but one of Its walters
and cooks. and this one Is an old man
who has made arrangements to house and
feed three of the famillea of his rom
patrlots during their aervice In the Bal
kans. E_ch one of these men who went
back took out llfe Inaurance with two
companlea wbloh have granted speclal
pollclea covering posalble fatalltlea in the
preaent war, and the old man who re
malns ls lntrusted with the collectlon and
distrlbutlon of this money ln the event of
his frlenda' fallure to return to thelr
"Why do you eall thla Rlddle Cottager
"Because the tenanta give lt up every
AMERICAN RED CROSS.
Appeal of President Taft and the
Internati^ual Relief Board.
To the Edltor of The Trlbune.
Slr: It la dlfflcult to brlng home to the
publio ln this country the appalling auf
ferlng Involved ln a wlnter war ln the
Balkans. Communlcatlon is difficult, the
cold ia lntense, and even rudimentary
tranaportation is a matter of extreme dlf
flculty. Moreover, the flghting in thla
partlcular was ls Ukely to be of an espe
clally bltter and severe character, whlle
on the other hand. the medical organlza?
tlon available ls qulte lnadequate to cope
with the larire number of wounded.
Reporta have been recelved both from
our dlplomatlc repreaentatlvea ln Turkey,
the Balkan States and Oreece, and from
the Red Croaa socletlen, of the desperate
conditions of thousands of slck and
wounded and the lnadequate medical ser
vlco, With these reports have come ur
gent appealB to the American Red Cross
The Brltlsh Red Cross and those of Con
tlnental Burope are eendlng out medical
detachments of doctors and nursea and
hospltal Buppllea ln order to mltlgate In
some meaaure the terrible aufferlng en
talled by auch a wlnter campaign.
Because of the dlstance, the American
Red Croaa will not eend expedltlcma of
tralned personnel. but it earnestly ap
peals to the generostty of our people to
aid the slck and wounded soldlsrs of all
the countries Involved.
Though an armlstlce may be declared,
the great number of elck and wounded
must be cared for durlng a number of
weeka and the troops must remaln un?
der arms ln the fleld for months durlng
the eever* wlnter weather, with all the
Bufferlng aud slckness this will entail.
The servtces of the American Bed Crosa
wtll be rendered lmpartlally to all the
combatanta concerned, but lt la. of course.
open to any eubscriber to designate a
donadon for the speclal asststano* of
one or the other of the belllgerent par
tlea, and lnstructlc-B to that effect will
be atiictly obaerved.
Contrlbutlons should be sent to the
American Red Cross. Washington, to
Jacob H. Bchlff. Red Crosa treasurer,
No. 52 WUUam street, New York City, or
any other local Red Cross treasurer.
WM. H. TAFT, President, American
HUNTINOTOH WII-30N, Chalnnan,
International Relief Board.
BKKKMAN WINTHKOP. Vlce
BERNARD N. BAKER.
IfABBL T. BOARDMAZT. __4__?
Major-General GEuRGE W. DAVIS,
V. H. A.
CLEVELAND H DODOE.
HENRI DELAWARE FLOOD.
M,oYU C. GRISCOM.
JACOB 11 BCHIIT.
JAMES BROWN BCOTT.
CHAKLErf I). WALCOTT.
Chlef Justlce EDWARD D. WHITE.
WOMAN THANKS THE TRIBUNE
Found Electlon Returns on Suffrago
in No Other Paper.
To the Edltor of The Trlbune.
Blr: Allow me to conKratulate you on
tlie fact that your papcr haa this morning
aaoarad an.i puhllahed tho most Important
news that could be printed anywher* ln
the etvUlae. wurld on this November 8,
1012. I refer to the returns from the
states where tho woman suffrage ques
tlon was yesterday vlctoriously declded
at the polls.
As a reguiar reader of "The New York
World," I scanned Its pagss ln valn for
any lnformatlon on this subjoct. It had
absolutely no electlon returna on the quea
tlon that every woman everywhere
wanted to know about Then I went out
and bought a Trlbune, and found ln your
colunms what I wanted to know. Thank
you for tho servlce. Youra ln the auffrago
cause, a-ABBL POTTER DAGGETT
No. 445 West Hat street, New York.
Nov. ?. 1912.
Oorrcspondent Urges Publicity in Aid
of Great AmeJiorativo Movement.
To the Edltor of The Trlbune.
Blr: Some years ago. through the efforta
of a feW ploneerB, a more thorough move?
ment for child study. eBpeclaJly aa re
lated to the exceptlonal child. was Inau
gurated. Through tho qulet but persistent
and devoted efforta of theae ploneers,
notable ajiwng whom la Dr. Maxlmllian
P, B, Gtosamann, the well-known odu
catlonal speclallat this movement grew to
auch proportion* that a national asso
clatlon for the atudy and educatlon of
exceptlonal chlldren waa formed, and a
number of cltleB. notably New Ycrrk, have
eBtabllahed epeclal classea ln publlc schools
for the educatlon of these "eacepUonal
Aftor years of prellmlnary work, the
national assoclatlon held Ita ftrst annual
conference ln U>U), New York Unlveralty
ofterlng the 808 of Its bulldlng on Wash?
ington Squaxe for the purpoae. At thla
meetlng the problein of the "dlfferent,"
the difficult. the handlcappcd normal
child wa* thoroughly dlscuflsod ln contra
dlBtlnctlon to the fecblo-mlnded and de
generate. The printed proceedlnga of this
and of the aecond annual confereno*. held
the followlng year, were widely read anU
lndoraed throughout tho country. Tha
publlclty glven theae efforta alded the
movement ao much that at the close of
the third annual conference, held durlng
thrse daya of last week at the OoOOffB of I
the City of New York, we flnd the physl-1
clan. the educator, the paychologist, the
BOOlal worker, the Jurtst and a host of
other representatlveB unlted as never be?
fore ln the BOlution of a vltal problem.
Publlclty ls the crylng need of the aaao
clatlon to-day. It haa a'message to de
llver and should ba given every oppor
tunlty to dellver lt Tho people of the
Unlted States must be made to under
stand that when over one-quarter of Ita
chlldren are aufferlng from mental varla
tlona which threaten through thelr unlted
force the welfare of the country of to
morrow. These chlldren need recognition,
and adjustment, so that the danger to be
expected ln later years may be foreatalled.
This movement ls a plea for Justlce to the
child?conservatlon of his prectous possl
bllltles. We tl?i end on the newspapers to
aid ln all human upllft and here la an
opportunlty for aid which la aecond to
none. CHARI__8 V. SEARINO.
Plalr.fleld. N. J.. Nov. 4, 1912.
THE PASSINQ OPPORTUNITY.
To the Edltor of The Tribune.
Slr: 1 was much lntereated by a Trlb?
une letter wrltten by Edward Hatch. Jr..
complaining of the commerclal apathy of
New York. I have known of the artlvi
tles of the commerclal bodles of Chlcago,
Boaton, Plttaburgh and other great dtlea
People and Social Incidents
NEW YORK 80CIETY.
Buell HolMater. who Is to marry Mlsa
Ixmise Knowlton, youngest daughter of
Mra. D. Henry-Knowlton. in St. Barthol
omew'i Church to-day week. will give hia
farewell bachelor dlnner this evenlnf at
the Unlon Club.
Mrs. Waldorf Astor. Mrs. Seth Barton
Frcnch, Mrs. O. Louls Bolssevaln and
James Oordon Bennett are booked to sall
for Burope to-day on board the Kxon
Mr. and Mra. George Henry Warren
and Mlas Constance Warren. whose en
gagement to Comte Ouy de Lasteyrle
was announced ln Paris ten days ago.
will sall for New York this week. and on
their arrlval here will open their houae,
No. 924 Fifth avenue, for the wlnter.
They have been abroad alnce May, and
spent the auinmer motorlng in Europe.
Mrs. Arthur B. Claflin and Mlsa Bea
trice Claflin have arrlved ln town from
Tuxedo and are at the Rltz-Carlton.
Mra Plerre Mall will give a dlnner
dance on Frlday. Dec.mber 13. at her
home. No. 8 Fifth avenue. to introduce
her daughter. Mlsa Gertrude Mall. Mra.
J. Herbert Johnston. Mrs. Robert W. de
Forest and Mrs. Henry E. Coe will give
dlnners previoua to the dance. to which
they will afterward take on their guests.
Mlss Emlly 81oane will return to the
city to-morrow from Hot Sprlnga, Va.
Mr. and Mra. Franklln Mott Waraer
will cloae their place at Rye at the end of
this month. and will be at the Plaza for
Mr. and Mra J. Frederlo Kernochan.
who are at the Plaza. will sall for Eu
rope at tbe end of the month.
Mrs. Robert M. Thompson has returned.
to the city from Hot Sprlnga, Va.
Ernesto G. Fabbrl wUl sall for Italy at
tha end of tha month to Joln Mrs. Fabbrl,
who has been abroad for aome tlme.
They will not return to this country untll
Mr. and Mra. Wllliam Eorl Dodga will
return to the city to-morrow from Hot
Mra. Arthur Murray Dodge haa re?
turned to town for the wlnter and la at
her apartment. No. 663 Park avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence U Glllcaple,
who recently returned from abroad, are
with Mrs. Wllliam Watts Siierman at No.
of thla country and I know that Mr.
Hatch la rlght. We have nearly 90.000
acres of unoccupled land ln greater New
York, most of which ls splondi.lly locate
for factory -ltes. Why shouldn't we brlng
manufacturers here instead of loslng
those that we have? If New York's busl?
ness men do not wake up. the city will
soon take from Phlladelphla the reputa
tlon of belng tho soundest of all munlcipal
sleepers. RAYMOND C, SPENCER.
Brooklyn, Oct. 30, 1911
BOSTON NEEDS WATCHINO
The "Hub" Is AfteT Some of New
To the Edltor of The Trlbune.
Slr: Are New York buslness men awake
to the fact that Boston la atlrring heaven
and earth to divert commerce from the
port of New York? In a slngle Issue of
a recent Boston dally I note that the port
dlreetors of that ^Ity are attemptlng to
get tho state to reclaim certaln plers from
the New Haven Railroad; that the Ham
rurg-Amerlcan llne has agTeed to estab
llsh a Boston-Eiropean servlce, and that
a direct steamshlp llne between Boston
and Norweglan ports has also been ar
What are New York'a buslness men
dolng to keep the trafflc that New York al?
ready has and Incrcase lt? Mr. Edward
Hatch. Jr.. ls not alone ln wantlng to
know the anawor to this question.
The Boston Chainber of Commerce fs
the actlve organliatlon that ls promotlng
Hoston's offorts to take our trade away
from us. It ls tlme New York buslness
men showed as much clvic splrit aa those
of Boston. J- E- * ELRY.
New York, Oct. 3L. _?_.
? 8 *
TTTANIO MEMORIAL BENEITT
Daniel Frohman ArTanging a Special
Programme for Century Theatre.
The theatrlcal managers of New York
are comMnlng to mako the heneflt per
formanco In bchalf of the Women'a Tl
tanio Memorlnl, at the Century Theatre.
Frlday, DecetruVr 6. a Btrlklng event. The
ladlea of the committee are Mrs. John
Hayes Hammond. Mrs. Fred W. Vander?
bllt. Mrs. Jam.?s Speyer. Mrs. Wllliam D.
Bloane. Mrs. Stuyvesant Flsh, Mrs. Opden
R?>ld. Mra. Payne Whltney and Mra.
Daniel Frohman ls arranging the pro?
gramme, and >ne of the featurea of the
bill will be a eymbollcal paaeant and pan
tomlme typlfylng the splrit of the sea, ln
which Edlth Wynne Matthlson will enact
the splrit of woman, Julle Opp the sun,
and Ruth St. Denla the moon. Tho chll?
dren of the Century Thoatre will repre
sent the ldea of the flowers, and thlrty
young women will appear as tho wavea
of the sea. The words and epllogue have
been wrltten by Charlea Rann Kennedy.
and the muslc haa been especlally com
posed by Manuel Kleln. The pageant la
to be otaged under the directlon of Frank
Relcher, asslsted by WlU Buckland, whlle
the costumes and the oolorlng are belng
arranged by Mr. and Mra. John W. Alex
ander. Church cholra will alng the chorua
from Gounod's "Sanctue."
Other featurea which Mr. Frohman la
now arranging will lnclude one act plays
with stars that are now appearlng at
the local theatrea and many arauslng nov
eltleo, which are soon to be announced.
Bedford. N. Y., Nov. -.?Mlss Helen
Fargo Bquters, daughter of the late Her?
bert G. Squlera, Mlnlster to Cuba, waa
quletly marrled this afternoon to Wllliam
Astor Drayton. a grandson of the late
Mrs. Wllliam Aator. The ceremony was
performed by the Rev. I_a Luquer, of St.
Matthewa'a Church, at Katonah. Among
the gueats at the weddlng were Mr. and
Mra. Henry Marquand, Mr. and Mra. J.
Mayhew Wainwrlght, Mr. and Mrs. Glf
Mr. Drayton ls a son of J. Coleman
Drayton. After the weddlng there waa a
breakfaat served at the home ot the aunt
of the brtda, Mrs. Frank H. Potter, at
(rrom The Trlbune Bureau]
Washington. Nov. 6?The weddlng of
Mlaa Gracte Virginia Bulkeley, of Waah
Ington, and Bayard Hyde Bmlth, of San
Francleco, took place thla evening ln the
apartment of Mra J. W. Bulkeley, grand
mother of the brlde, at the Portland. Mon
elgnor 8hahan, rector of the Cathollc Unl
veralty, performed tha oereraony. j
838 Flfth avenue. 1,-iter ln the seaaoq
they will take possesslon of thelr nsw
house, ln Eaat 89th street.
Mr. and Mrs. George MacCuIloch MTller
will return to the city from Morrtatown,
N. J., at the end of the month.
Mlss Augusta and Mlss Francls d*
Peyster have taken apartments at tha
Hotel Manhattan for the winter.
[Bv Telegraph to The Tribune.l
Newport, Nov. 6,-The weddlng of Mlss
Rose P. Grosvenor, daughter of Mrs.
Wiliam Grosvenor, and George Peabody
Gardner, Jr., of Boston, will take place
at Provldence the latter part of January.
Henry Whlte, after votlng on Tuesday,
left here for Hot Sprlngs, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Llvlngston Beeckman
departed for Hot Sprlngs to-day.
Prince Gennaro Caracclolo will go to
Boston at the end of the week.
Mra. Samuel R. Thomaa and Mr. and
Mrs. Lawrence Jacob have returned to
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore M. Davle will
close thelr season early next week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Gordon Klng wtU
not go to New York untll the end of No?
vember. Mrs. Klng entertained at dinner
Samuel F. Barger closed his eeaaon to
night. and with hla famlly departsd for
Stuart Duncan, of New York, waa her*. .
to-day lnspectlng his property.
Mra. BetiJamln Thaw will cloae her aea?
aon early next week.
Mr. and Mrs. lt Llvlngston Ludlow
went to New York for the winter to-day.
Mr. and Mra. William E. Glyn wlli depart
IN THE BERK3HIRE8.
(By Telegraph to T*ie Trlbune.J
Lenoz, Nov. 6.?Mrs. Ambrose C. Klng*.
land and the Mlsses Murlel and Marjorl*.
Klngsland, who have been at thelr Lenox
villa slnce returnlng from Europe, cJoeed
thelr cottage to-day and went to Boston
for a vlalt before golng to New York tor
Mrs. John W. Mlnturn. who haa bo*n ?t
the Curfls Hotel for the autumn, haa goa*
to New York.
Mlss M. Civlllse Ale.xandro waa h*atea?
at dinner at Sprlng Lawn to-night
Mrs. Charlea William;s ia a guest of Mr.
and Mrs. A. A. Kidder at the Curoa
Mrs. John Baker Swlft Mrs. H. H. F,
Dwight and Mlss Emalle Potter, of Bca
tor, are at the Red Lion Inn.
GERRY GOES TO CONGRESS
Son of Rich Commodore Will
Represent Rhode Island.
THy Telegraph to The Trlbune]
Newport, R. I., Nov. ?.?Peter Goelat
Gerry. younger aon of Commodore and
Mrs. Elbrldge T. Gerry, of New York,
haa been elected to Conaresa from the 2d
Dlstrlct of Rhode Island by a plurality
of 270. The Gerry famlly are legal resl
dents of this city, and the Oungresaman
elect ls also a citlsen of Newport. He ls,
however, practlslng law ln Provldenc
and llves there with his wlfe, who was
Ml*s Mathllda T. Towneend.
Young Mr. Gerry carried a strong R>
publlcan dlstrlct, though a Democrat, and
he Ih being halled tu-day aa a future
Governor of Rhode Island.
First Conference on Mental
! Hygiene to Open To-morrow.
! An exhlblt showing ln strtklng form tha
facts regardlng lnsanlty, Its lncrease and
the pos.'ibillUes of Its preventlon ajid cire
| will be thrown open to the publlc to-mor?
row morning at tlie College of tha CHy
j of New York.
| In the ovenlng a publio meetlng in the
! great h all will open the sesalona g_ the
j Conference on Mental Hygiene, whtcrt
! will eontlnue through the elght foiowl-g
days. The conference will be the flrst
of Its klnd ever held. and will mark tha
beglnnlng of a de>ftnlte and organlted puo
111c movement for tho preventlon of ln?
Movlng plctures and stereoptlcon vlewa,
showing the caro of the itvaane In atato
hoepifals, will be used, and ln the even
lngs phjralolaao will aocompany partlea of
visltors through the axhlblt evor7 l__t
Aecordlng to Dr. G. H. Brlnk, head of
the Henry Street Mental Cllnlc, morvi than
one-half of all cases of lnsanlty or In
clplent lnsanlty can be cured. Dr. Brlok
sald last nlght that the number of In
B.ine patients ln hospltais ln th's oountry
was greater than that of the men ln the
regular army, and that one-slxth of the
totul expcndlture of the go</t"*iiir.ent of
Now York State was for the Insaaa.
FORUM INJJNION SQUARE
Stover Will Use Land To Be Be
claimed at Northern End.
Unlon Square Park will bo lncreasad ln
area. Park CommlBaloner Stover sald
! yeaterday, by extendlna the northern end
j of the park to Ita proper Ilmits, a large
, sllce of the park havlng been used for
years aa a street.
The Publlc Servlce Commisslon h&s
ugrt-od, the Park Commlssloner aald. to
place the Broadway subway entranoes
and exlts ln the part to be added. As
they will occupy only one corner of the
reclalmed park land, the Commlssloner
plans to use the other portlon as an o^en
alr forum for "barnstormers" of all per
liy thet i arrangements, tho Commls?
sloner sald, the present park land would
"There Is a great need for a forum at
Unlon Square," he asserted. "On Satur?
day nlght there are to bo twenty suflra
gette speakers holdlng forth thore. Dam
age la done to tho park at such tlraes.
When the reclalmed land can bo used for
that purpose the park lawns will be
saved, and there will be a deflnite place
for open alr sp.-aklng in that locallty"
PLAN ROSSA TESTIMONIAL.
A meeting of rcpresentatlves of varloua
Irish aoclctles was held last nlght at the
Emmet Arcado, No. 624 Madlson avenue,
to conalder a testlmonlal for O'Donovan
Roasa, the aged Fenlan, who haa done
much for Ireland ln hla long career.
Seumaa MacManus, the Irish novellst.
called the meetlng to ordor and stated
ita object. It waa reported that a local
theatre could be aecured for the beneflt.
Other plana were dlscuaaed and a tempo
rary organlzatlon waa effected. Edward
Dwyer belng aelocted aa chairman and
Thomaa P. Tulte aa aecretary. Another
meeting will be held in the near future.
From The Phlladelphla Ledger.
A woman wrlter saya the greatest need of
her aax ls common aenae. Wa pennlt bo wom?
an to outdo ua ln the matter of frank admli
slon. That also ls ths greatest nead of oiura