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OUT OF HIS EXPERIENCE.
President Taft is In danger of be?
coming before long tbe most popular
man In the United States. So swift
are the changes of public opinion or no
superficial is the bitterness of what
seema like deadly controversy that the
man who a few days ago was violently
abused on all aides and most emphati?
cally defeated for re-election finds him?
self the recipient of tokens of almost
universal good will and profound re?
spect The moment the selfish inter?
ests and personal spite intent on be?
littling and misrepresenting Mm have
run th*?ir appointed electioneering
course and the political overturn
sought by the party of legitimate oppo?
sition has been nccomp'.lshei. the c'oud
of detraction clear? away and Mr. Taft
is recognized agair as the wise, high
minded. seif-pol?M*d. patriotic states?
man which everybody in his heart all
along knew him to be.
This recogniUon has been hastened
by the admirable temper, courtesy and
pood humor with which tbe President
Las borne himself through a trying ex?
perience, nnd by such thoughtful, sug
l_estlve and disinterested ?-emineuts on
public affairs ?is these which ho made
at the Lotos Club on Saturday night.
With ready wit. with profound philos?
ophy and entirely without bitterness
Mr. Tnfl discussed the rel.ttlens of the
Presidency to Conirrs?* nnd to the peo?
ple, and die***/ from his n*vn expert ?rue
with tin ent-ncin*- frankness lessons
which should have the attention of the
Fifa nor*! Important practical recom
-?<d-?tl*?n la *i single term of six years
t* * President. Th*? Tribune has
"lv "fed this refo-.n for much
HM ******_?__? ti those which have
lrapt***-****??_ un?m Mr. Tnft by his
?\lfh Pre-idential problems.
.rat*]. ? ??itf.irrn declares for
? .-,-? it may falrlj bt ex
'?? tbe r>emocrnts in full
serious work will be* un
? ofwtthstnndlnc Governor
Mi's epp..rerit rel'.ct?n. e to limit
?itnbiticn. fur i< constitutional
leadBM nt **t*_r*****_M ?'it tills pledge,
it'-rtunately. tba r?eroociats did not
?isider lengthening the present four?
nir term. If however, they give at
'ention to President Tnft's argument
that four years do not allow an Ex?
ecutive sufficient time to w-r-rk out a
large policy they may well conclude
that the ??Ingle ?dx-yenr term is the
wise mmi lietweui the preseut term,
which Is so brief that the incumbent
ne-eds a re-el?"?ction to round out his
work, and the itnigft. for two te**ms,
which Involves distraction from states?
manship far politics
Mr. Ta it's su?c??stions for the better
co-operation of the legislative and ex?
ecutive departments are a'so in the dl
rection of more efficient government.
A ministerial system has the advan?
tage over ours that those responsible
for its conduct can carry out a con?
sistent policy to Its conclusion. So
long as they have the responsibility
they have corresponding power, and
when they cease to have the power
they are not forced to continue in a
state of deadlock. Here we are dead?
locked a good part of the time. An
administratl?*?n proposes n ?policy which
the country approves: but as enact?-*d it
Js generally mutilated and incomplete,
even if it is not purpose'y spoiled by
the opposition in control of one house
or tbe other. We cannot entirely avoid
that difficulty, but'we corld lessen It
by glYing tl ?? administration tbe
??Lance in deb.i to explain and de
fend its proposals. Congrens and the
Ex-fccntlve 0115ht to be brought into bet?
ter working relations, end the oft-pro
pos*?d seating of the Cabinet oflicers In
Congress, to which Mr. Taft adds his
?pproval. might accomplish much in
BETTER MILK INSPECTION.
Tbe plan for a revision of the method
?>f milk inspection prepared by the
New York Milk Committee to be sub?
mitted to the next Legislature has the
?erit of logic and a definite division
' work and l*?r~ 'i-Utility between the
?ite and its # licipalitie.. It pro
ides that tbi ite, through its de
?rtuien** ' Health and Agriculture,
?lu'il Int*. ,:|i?.*te charge of inspec?
tion ?ii?.! ?.ip?Tvi_ion of farm condi?
tions?health and clf?anliness of berds,
cleanliness of dairies and employes,
purity of water supply, disposal of
waste and the like. Tbe municipalities
are to confine their efforts to bacte?
riological tests of tbe milk when re?
ceived within tbelr limits. Such u
division of authority and fields of
labor is adapted to bring about greater
thoroughness and efficiency In each,
at least so far as the supply produced
within this state and consequently sub?
ject to state regulations Is concerned.
" might be made practically effective
? In excluding milk from other
??ates to the quality of which the New
Vork departments of Health and Agri?
culture were not enabled to certify.
That point needs to be considered.
At present there is duplication of
j work, if not actaal conflict of author
i Ity. This city and other? have been
going outside their proper Hpheres in
J trying to supervise and maintain HUd
: t?ry conditions at the dallies from
! which their milk supply comes. The
i state government which In any cuse
! ?loes some of this work, should logloal
: ly be charged with the responsibility
I for nil of It, and is better able to do It
j well and cheaply than cities are. with
? their duplication of effort and muchin
J <?0- On the other hand, the cities.
! particularly this city, relieved of this
j work, would be better able to look
j out for their Individual milk supplies
| et home. ThlB city Is now unable to
| pay for a sufficiently large inspection
j force. If the money given to work
outside the city could be Bpent for
bacteriological testa and inspection en?
tirely within the city that handicap
might be removed. Rigid bacteriologi?
cal standards, enforced through an
adequate corps of Inspector?, and
? prompt court action against violators
would soon operate automatically to
raise the standard of the snpply and
guarantee the purity of the milk which
goes Into the homes of this city as no
amount of dairy Inspection without
subsequent laboratory tests could do.
The milk committee's plan gives prom
ise of improvement In conditions and
deserves the careful sttentlon of state
aDd municipal authorlti??s.
JOY? CF ??SOLUTION.
A most Interesting feature of tbe
Htateraant of the president of the
American Tobacco Company, that com
? petition In the tobacco trade has been
j restored by the breaking up of the
I "trust" In response to the Fnpreme
I Court's decision, Is Us cheerfulness It
j used to be the fashion to assure the
couutry that competition was suicidal.
But President HUI has been trying
competition, so he says, and he neeiui
*o like it. Listen to this:
Undoubtedly in the tobacco busi?
ness competitive effort? do Inrresse
volume of business, and whether such
increase of volume will serve to maln
j vain or increase the amount of i?rof
l its ?n the face of tne additional ex
I pense In marketing goods remains to
Note here that business is Increased
by competition and that profits may be
Increased: or. at ony rate. It is appar
ently hoped that they will st least be
maintained In spite of additional ex
j penses, for not a word Is said about
j the possibility that they may fall off.
And the additional expenses of compe?
tition spparently are considerable.
The "silk inserts." which never used
i to h* put in packages of cigarettes that
I sold for less than 10 cents but are now
? placed In 5-oent packages, cost the
j American Tobacco Company fiWO.OOO a
! "rear for one brand of 5-cent cigarettes
. alone. Listen to the cheerful way in
i which this additional expense is re
I ferred to: "When a genius now eon
' "nected with tbe I/orillard company
j "thoufcht ef the Idea of packing theru
j "[the silk Inserts] In cigarette coxes
I "ht* found a thing whlcb made busl
I "nos.?,." (?eulus! A man who add H
; ISnOtOOO to the expenses of ore brand
j of cigarettes! Why. we supposed that
- word "geniutj" applied only to men
' who tbouvht out ways of "eliminating
; "costs by combination and co-opera
' We a:e glad to see the American To
! barco Company so happy. Its Joy al
i mo*?, persuades us that tobacco com
? petition 1?= u reality. Hut there are
, other thing*? pointing that way, such
! as the striving for trade through ad
; ver'islntr and through tbe use of 'he
; "silk inserts" to which Mr. Hill re
. fers. If the Supreme? Court decision
i has Improved the market for tobaeco It
i has spoiled the market for stock in
j further combinations Both results
? should help us take a more hopeful
j view of competition In tbe future.
PREPARING FOR FALLS.
A chicngn hnman-? society is going
To provide every trafile policeman with
a set of four so-called snow shoes for
hor.^*?. These shoes are made of can?
vas and <*arpet. and are not to be worn
permanently, hut are simply to be put
on the feet of a horse after be hns
, slipped and fal'en. to enable him to
rise. The Identical purpose Is some?
time* served here by spreading a blan?
ket beneath his feet. It is a good
thing to do this, for In attempting to
regain his feat on a slippery street
h horse often falls back, again and
agnln. badly hurting himself. It Is
I worth considering whether not only
I traffic policemen but also all drivers of
I horses should not be provided with
I such appliances.
They will not however, solve tho
whole problem of slippery streets, for
as soon as the horse has got on hlu
feet through their use they will lie
removed and he may fall down again
withm the next dozen yards. What is
j needed Is some sort of shoe which he
I can wear all the time and which will
? enuble him to keep his feet an?! draw
his load on slippery pavements. It will
not do to say that horses are being so
largely replaced by motor vehicles that
their welfare needs no longer to be
? ?? T-idered. There are thousands of
left end there will be for years
me. Nor will It answer to com
I piain of certain kinds of pavements as
I most likely to become slippery, for.
j while some are undoubtedly worve
i than others, there Is no pavement that
i Is fit to e*d?t which does not at times
become slippery. Of course, the best
possible device Is the ordinary horse?
shoe with sharp calks. But calks are
worn dull on hard pavements long
: before the shoe needs resetting, and
I It is not always possible to get
j them sharpened Immediately when the
i streets suddenly become slippery. What
[ is needed Is an emergency device
I which can be put on quickly when
j sudden need occurs. There nre several
! such devices on the market. Presuma?
; bly some If not all of them are ef?
fectual. If not. It would be a reproach
I to our Inventive Ingenuity as well as
! to our humanity not to contrive a good
This matter is seasonable, for in a
! few weeks the time of snow and Ice
j and slippery streets will be upon us
and suitable preparation should be
j mode. Hitherto the first day of ley
pavements has seen horses straining
and slipping and falling all over town.
to their own Injury and ?offering and
i the obstruction of traffic, while their
drivers and owners and the traffic
| police have looked upon It as either
j unprecedented or unavoidable. The
fact Is that It can be avoided If
? proper, precautions are taken, and now.
! before the Ice comes, Is tbe time to
LIVING UP TO PiATFORM?.
Carrying out the idea that a political
platform Is a compact with the people,
*he Progressive party has created ma?
chinery to draft legislation In conform?
ity with Its platform pledges and en?
deavor to bave It enacted Into law.
The legislative delegation of the P?o
prcaslves?one Senator and four As?
semblymen?1b not sufficiently large to
give much promise that the party's
measures ?ill become laws. But this
example may be more powerful than
the strength of the delegation
This Is probably tbe first time In this
state that a political party has created
a recognized agency for this purpose.
The method of having a legislative
committee to draft and further plat?
form legislation may accomplish sev?
eral desirable thlugs. It should assure
the presentation of measures of known
and acknowledged parentage and place
the party on record In its efforts to
make performance square with promise.
These bills are more likely to have
careful preparation and thorough r.ls
ensslon than measures thrown together
hy an Individual or unofficial group of
Individuals during the course of a leg?
islative session. There Is less likely
to be conflict between bills on kindred
subjects, such as primary and el?:tlon
law reforris, when legislation *ome?
from such a committee than when It la
presented to the Legislature by vari?
ons individuals. In short, a well
chosen and efficient legislative com?
mittee, even of a minority party, could
be a powerful fatrtoT for good. The
platform of the Democratic party this
year promised legislative reform to
bring ?bout the "widest publicity and
"most mature deliberation on all mat
"ters before the Ix^gislature." As a
majority party In the next Legislature
It could take no better step toward
carrying out that pltdgl than to create
an official legislative committee to rep?
resent the Democratic party.
CHEATING THE STREETS.
At first glance? It might not be appar?
ent Just why there should be a munici?
pal athletic asao-iatlon such as the
Public Recreation Commission pro?
poses. Yet there exists a-j much n*?e<l
for some form of amusement and rr-c
reatlon for tbe older boys aid girls
and young men and women who are
| now somewhat without tbe field of th?*
| city's social centr?- work as for the
i children who can enjoy park play
: grounds and school pageant* and plc
I Mes and the adulta who desire and
? enjoy the extensive field of public lect
I ures and educational entertainments.
The youth Just beginning to work
i and (he girl who feels ioo old to go to
| school, but because ?he remi.lns at
i home or gets a place in iuotory or stor,>
I haB considerable spure time, constitute
' ii big problem In the gr??af city. The
: Obmap moving picture theatre, the
j dance hall and the streets have ibelr
I lure and their dangers This class will
? be the sj-ecial charge of the proposed
! association. It? plans provide for local
I organizations In Manhattan and Tbe
I Bronx, under control of a general com?
mittee representing th?? lteor.*ntion
i Commission. These local organization?
I will conduct gymnasiums for young
j men and \vom?*ti unable to pay for SO?
CHI to Hitch establishments. But these
| places grin not he given own* enMrcly to
I athletic training and athletic* conicMta.
| It Is planned to make them real nodal
! centres, wirb games as well as athletic
? diversions. au?l a wholesome, attrirtlv,.?
atmosphere to counteract th?* more dan
gerous attractions ot* the streets. It is
a praiseworthy endeavor. The adoles?
cent boy with such a plac* to turn to
will be less likely to become a street
??orner loafer and recruit for g slum
I gang and the girl leas likely to become
g \lctlm of the dance hall and the ca
MONEY ANO BUSINESS.
The Irregularity of business on the
? Nee York Stock Exchange last week
was a disappointment to traders and
! the followers of stock m.'trkets gen?
erally. Contrary to expectations, the
? stock market did not respond to Im
; provernent In foreign conditions,
? though London had been h heavy huyer
! of stocks here for several days. The
I volume of this huelness will approxl
: mate *fjy000 shr.rcs, and when conBid
j ered in the llgt.t of the selling move?
ment at the outbreak of the Balkan
war muat be accepted as showing a
' decided Improven em In our foreign
balance sheet, a revival of stock mar
i ket enthusiasm when the war clouds
of Europe should begin to dis ippear
': had been WpOCted. Dispatches from
abroad during Iks latter days of last
' week were very cheerful, and the ac.?
tion of the Continental bourses and tho
London.atoek market reflected the Im?
provement In the war situation and the
proapect of peace. On Thursday local
traders figured that the market should
do better, but Its action was dlsap
' rclntlng, although there was evidence
; of a good undertone. On Friday the
| market seemed to have lost home of Its
vitality, and the volume of trading was
reduced to 274,671 shares. The market
waa Irregular on Saturday and busi?
ness was contracted. While on the sur?
face politics appea: i to play no part
In stock transaction, it is possible that
an undercurrent of political sentiment
prevailed which checked such move?
ment as might have been In procesa of
development for a bull market.
Nothing in the general trade and In?
dustrial Interests of the country aug
gested any narrowing of biialnesa lines.
The rei-orts of commercial agencies
for the week had the usual cheerful re
| vle?? and statistics. The rallroa.lt.
continued to make large purchases last
i week, although they are facing a
I promised advance In the wage scale of
! their employes in the near future. The
I tremendous traffic of the country has
i necessitated active preparations for the
J near future, and there also has been
i an Incipient move toward' preparing
for the opening of the Panama Canal
( and for the increased demands which
will be made on the railroad, if the
optimistic views of the world are real?
The steel trade has made tremendous
strides, and labor Is now reported to be
more plentiful, although the milla ao
far this month are said to have ex?
perienced a slight lessening of activity.
Pittsburgh car planta are reported to
be Looked to the limit of their capacity
for the next eight months, and rail
contracts during taat week aggregated
about 100,000 tona, while orders for
over -10,000 cars are pending. The dry
goods interests, particularly the raanu
fact irere of textiles, bave shown re?
markable etrength, being aold up con
alderably ahead. Other Unes of gooda
sllll keep up their activity and prlcea
are firm. The footwear trade Is im?
proving, and last week was said to be
the most satisfactory of the year.
Leathers of all kinds are very strong.
The only part of the leather trade
which has eahlhlted any dulness was
in connection with automobile findings.
Hides have been much in demand, and
foreign shippers have had only limited
supplies to offer.
The looal money situation baa ahown
little change during the week, although
there has een a tendency toward a
stiffening of rates, occasioning a shift?
ing of loans and a calling of some.
Stock Exchange accommodations. De?
cember will probably be a heavy dis?
bursing month, as money for Interest,
crops and commercial purposes will be
In demand. It is consequently not un?
natural to assume that rates will be
The foreign money situation has
shown an Improvement, although there
has been a tendency, and probably will
continue to be for some time, toward a
restraining Influence or undue specula?
tion In European stock markets. The
statement of the Bank of France
showed a contraction of gold holdings
of 1,781.000 fran-m, as compared with a
loss of 3.200.000 francs the previous
week. The bank now holds 3,221.285,
000 francs in gold, compared with 3.
2?X),O75.000 francs in 1911. In the
statement of the Pank of England for
the week there was shown a repay?
ment by the market of ?2,340,000 and
an Increase of ?2.560,000 in publie de?
posits, which naturally made an addi?
tional drain on the market The bank
In Teased its gold coin end bullion hold?
ings, and the total reaerve brought the
proportion to liabilities up to 49.95 per
cent, compared with 47.4*1 per cent for
the previous week. The bank's show?
ing, on the whole, was a very satisfac?
tory ono. Tbe raising of the discount
rate by the Imperial Bank of Germany
to 0 per rent last week was followed
h:* an advance in rates by the Bank of
B.mbay, the Bank of Bengal aad ths
Hunk of Austria-Hungary The Bank
of Denmark also Increased Its rate, but
only ',. of 1 per cent, as compared with
a full 1 per cent by the other banks.
Th?*re iremu to be nothing in the
money outlook abroad to cause worry.
It Is certainly a football ?game which
a kick ties in the last three minutes of
If ths professor In the ''Diversity of
Kansas succeeds in protecting birds st
the cost of the family cat who Is to
protect the family against rats and
Mr. MeAneny's proposal for ?-onslder
tng the desirability of limiting the
height of buildings, at least in certain
parts of the city. Is commendable. Tbe
advantages of "skyscrapers" are great
obvious end Indisputable, to a certain
???tent; but they are by no meana uni?
versal. A building \vhl*rh towers high
above its neighbors enjoy? superior
lighting and ventilation; but thoso ad?
vantages are lort the moment Its neigh?
bors are built up to the sam*) height
and the state of them all in those
resieots becomes worse than before,
A sain, the multiplication of Immensely
tall and populous buildings along a
bln-fle narrow street Inevitably results
In a congestion of trafile On a street
of great width, or fronting on a park,
extreme height has many advantages
and few or no drawbacks. But on
??treets of limited capacity. Intended for
the accommodation of buildings of mod?
erate population, the evils of great
height may overbalance the good. The
principle which is enforced in some
other cities, of proportlonl-g the height
of b-'.ldlnga to the width of ths streets
on which they face, has much to com?
mend It to thoughtful consideration.
'How to spend" classes are th? lat?
est thing In England. What most peo?
ple need to **e taught is how to get
something to spend.
The publication of a Spanish edition
of "The American Journal of Inter?
im tlons l Law" for circulation In Cen?
tral and South America, which is an
i.?' meed, Is a doubly commendable en?
terprise. It Is a useful means of diffus?
ing uniform Information throughout
the two continents on topics which
equally concern them both, and it is
an appropriate recognition of the Im?
portant contributions which Latin
American Jurists have made to discus?
sion and development of International
law. "The Journal" In question. In its
English edition, has from Its first
number securely established Itself as
probably the foremost publication of
the kind In tho world, and this exten?
sion of its usefulness will confirm it In
THE TALK OF THE DAT.
The owner of a collection of campaign
souvenlrs, which Includes the Pathfinder
medals of L8M and many badges which
were worn In the campaign of !***>, m
?.peaking of the campaign just ended said
that It was the pooreft for badfes since
the Clarn>l_-Hancock fight In lffl?. In ?.he
Maltas Claeitlf*?*! campaign In 1W4 there
were great quantities of badges used, and
four years later the button makers turned
out Bsrrlson and Cleveland badges by the
million. In Iff*, one of the most popular
emblems was s miniature tin plate, on
the edge of which were the words: **Hsr
rtson?Reld?Protectlon." Floodtlde for
tbe badge business wss reached In the
McKlnley-Bryan tight. In 1106, and some
collector? have upward of five hundred
specimens of badges used In that year.
"The campaign of 1912." said the collector,
"was one In which votera refused te bei
I 'tagged,' and thst was probably the re*
?son for the small additions to our col
"What's that noise in the cellar?"
! "Borne one told Miss Unwed, at our
Halloween party, that if she would walk
'down the cellar stairs backward and
: stand looking over her left shoulder she
i would see the face of the man she Is to
"But this Is the first of December!
"I know it. She's down there yet.' ?
November is a month of joy.
When custom? old rsvlve,
And gratitude without alloy
Must generally thrive.
We greet a steadfast friend anew,
That humorous master stroke
That every autumn comes to view?
The good old Turkey Joke.
It is extolled by tongue and pen;
Its glories do not ceaae;
We neatly baste It now and then
With some slight pun on Greece.
That sound of tumult far away.
The eiouds of battle smoke.
Provide us for our holiday
The good old Turkey Joke.
? "How did the woman suffrage question
I come out?" ,_..
'-It's a hobble skirt."
! "I den't understand youT
| "A tight ECfueese. "-Detroit Free Press.
! Mute but conclusive evidence of deceit
? Is a box of assorted bolts, scraps If iron
: and scale weights recently sccumulsted
i by the Department of Health. To get
! thetr working papers it Is necessary for
, children to meet certain requirements.
, They must weigh a certain number of
! pounds for their age and height. Lack of
i honest avordupols has In many instances
caused unscrupulous parents to place
I bolts and scale weights In the pockets of
' their children to make them weigh up to
' the standard. As all children are now
stripped. It is an easy matter to dsteot
l the weight?. As If to add insult to in
i Jury, a youngster's pockets recently were
i found to hold "phony" two-pound weights
that had been condemned by the Bureau
j of Weights and Measures.
? "How did the moving pictures of the
, wedding turn out?"
"Cth, splendidly. They caught the bride
when she wae knocked senseless by being
, hit with an old shoe s?> that It ta lust
aa natural aa Ufe."-Chicago Record-Her
? A Naasau etrect merchant who bas Ideas
,as to th? efficacy of the world's peace
i propaganda and legislation hod a sign
, In his window, along with bargain p?a?
i cards, on which w?ts printed In targe
' letter?: "The Angel of Peace has been
\ Invited to all lunds. Fortunes have been
? donated to make him comfortable." Un
? der tills ware these clippings from various
j papers. "All Europe Prepares for War,"
! "Christian Prlr-ats. Croes in Hand. Are
i Workins In the Ranks," "Massa? re in
I Sal?nica aa Greeks Enter," "Islam la
: Summoned to a Holy War." "Turks
; Threaten Foreign Massacre,' "Holy War
I Is Proclaimed," 'Slaughter ot Christians
In 8tamboul." Under these were the
: words: "What's the use?"
' "My husband Is always cracking up the
; virtues of his first wife." said Mrs. Hlnk
1 ley. with s atgh. "Though, as a matter of
, fact, they got on very badly.
"Perhaps he understand? her tetter now
' that she haa been translated," said Mrs.
MOTHERHOOD AND STJTFRAOE
, Women Oan Spar? Time from On/lie
to Vote, Bayi *'Reader."
I To the Editor of The Tribun?*.
1 Sir: I bea te ?xpress my opinion of aa
' article from "Nautilus" by Mabel C. De
Vona. which was published in thl? morn- i
, Ing's Tribune.
! Tbe foot that rocks the cradle does not J
alwave rulo the world. If woman was
? given the right to vote then ?he might j
I rule the world. To be called away from
I tbe cradle three or four tlmea a year for ;
| twenty minutes where the good of the
! family is concernen Is aot a waste of
I MUs De Vona says that woman Is repre
I ?ented In -.olltlcs by her lawful lord and
| husband, and If she his none the should
I be compelled tu prcvld?- herself tvlth <*'ia.
[ unit us ?he be poor or homely. In which
? case she hsa no rights and does not re?
quire or deserve rrpresentatltton.
Do not the poor an'. hgmely dn*vrvo
representation #8 much as the rich ,nd
beautiful? There are, however, many
girls, neither poor nor homely, who prefer i
to be single, and sometlmss do more good
than It the*/ were married. Who keep up
young women's clubs and associations for
j ?lie most part. If it be not the ao-cailed ,
j ol?J maids? No wuman should be com
pelli-d to provide hrrself with a husband.
! ss If It were a case of must and not ,
With regard to the women who do sot .
want i-ju?*! auftrage, they won m not be j
compelled to vote If they did not wish |g
1o so. Women who want to vote a no u Id ,
? hav?i the light to do so.
Miss Do Vona also says it Is neoeseary ;
| for men to drink, smoke, swear and spit, I
and if women went into the political
i scramble they would lose all their
I feminine grace and purity. What has ,
' feminine grace to do with votingT la
there anything Impure about voting? i
. Coming In contact with men would not
muke women lose their feminine grace
| and purity. Do not women meet men in
placea of business, cars, trains, streets,
j etc, ?
? A woman would be no more Ukely to sell
, her vots than a man. A woman who
i really wants to vote (and most Mgfgej do)
! cannot and will not be influenced by any
Some women do not know so much
? About politics because they cannot vots.
? If they were allowed to they would read
? the papers more and be better versed In
i a subject which Is of so much lmportaace.
? The country does not need- to doubt that
j women want equal suffrage. It can
1 readily be seen by the thousands of
? women, and even men, in Une on Fifth
avenue last Saturday
A CONSTANT READER,
| New Tork, Nov. 12, tarnt
ENVIRONMENT, NOT NATURE
Woman Madu an Intrigner by Subjec?
tion, Replies Correspondent.
To the Editor of The Tribun?.
81r: The letter of your correspondent
J. D. Austin In to-day's Tribune rev?ala
a point of view which la lamentably prov?
alent among the mass?? of men regard?
ing the nature of women. His own words
I are that "wherever there were strife, in?
trigue or difficulties there always was
and Is a woman at the bottom." etc.
Mr. Austin Intimates that Intrigue is
a part of woman's nature?and It Is Just
here that he is most in error. It Is a
result of her nurture and environment.
Sedlticn oomes as a result of subjection
??and nurture, not nature. La to blame.
? John 8tuart Mill understood this clearly
when he wrote : "Woman's indirect agen?
cy can only be prevented from being
politically mischievous by being ex
! changed for direct"
Elizabeth Woodbridge, In her article,
"Honor Among Women." fn the Novera?
I her "Atlantic," saya "It Is dear that noth
?Ing but this ?wild and ridiculous' doc
| trine of equality could ever furnish
women with the Incentive to develop a
I sense of honor at all like men's."
When one looks at the problem of eth
' leal Christianity one is not apt to un
! derrate suffrage as a factor In human
I progress. It Is true that merely open?
ing the door between the room where
the yeast Is kept and the kitchen where
the dough Is waiting for the yeast is
not enough; but only those who do not
understand that yeast has a value for Im?
proving dough are still crying "useless,"
"not Important" In the face of those
who have already opened the doors?be?
tween the political dough and the yeast
of statesmanship In ten states of this,
aa yet far from free country.
H. 8. HOWARD.
Newport, R. I.. Nov. 13, 1912.
New York a Den of Ini?_uity, Every
I body Headed for Abyss, Bays Lawyar
| To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: The worst disease Is self-limited:
I either tbe patient gets well or becomes
We know that in this metropolitan
factory district at New York there Is an
average of 2 per cent steady fall per an?
num In manufacturing Industries?this
has been going on for from ten to fifteen
years past; that New York as a port.
\ In handling bulk commodity staples, does
j only about one-half what It did ten years
laso: that city taxes are going up higher,
! and that real estate values are going
down*, that city real estate is living,
I and feeding, and dying, using up. as It
were. Its own fat; that food pries and
; living commodities generally are rising
: all the time; that our court*? as rigid ln
' terpreters of forms and procedure and as
j past masters In the art of pettifogging
I and hair splitting are unquestionably
auccesrfui, and though Justice often dls
I appears, still the dignity of corporation
lawyfsre Is maintained
We know that our New York school
system Is graft and politics triumphant,
our Police Department a stench, our
Health Department constantly anathema
tired. And looklnr? at wages decreasing,
pauperism Increasing, the learned profes
! slons dying, the ?Itiien Is compell?*d to
| ask blm?e!f the question : "Where Is It all
?going to end*"' The anE'ver o*** no bread
has only one answer In any age?revolu?
One year mort of Oaynor and two of
Sulser might well BO, and does fill, us
all with gloomy forebodings. No public
spirited men to act, few great, back
bo:_t*d. fearless Judges; no group of mon
readily comprehending or scenting tie
dangers and Ills of the hour.
Well might the spirit of De Witt Clin?
ton weep over this city?Ita destruction
approschlng And the pity of It all! Its
condition (and worse to tome) Is In no
wise necessary. Public spirit from our
rich men and mutual co-operation and a
general, helpful, neighborly feeling would
give us plenty of municipal markets and
Industries would Increase; our city
wo lid become beautiful. Great, compre
ht.i.ilve transit systems would be built
well out into the country. Our state lands
and deserted farms would bloom. Wall
Street would do Its finances based on 6
per cent loans like any ordinary, honest
business. It would be mude to act as It
ought like an ordinary food market or
exchang? where men and women would,
through their agents, the brokers, sell
or buy securities, not existing as It does
now, an enlarged, glorified Monte Carlo,
the largest and vilest gambling den on
Which Is It going to be: New York re?
vived, purified and prosperous, or New
York a den of thieves and white slavers,
with some millionaire degenerates thrown
in. and surroupdln** all. the largest In?
creasing, pauperised community on earth. ;
working Its way slowly downward, to the*
abvas? EDWARD T CURRAN,
President Kings County Lawyers' Asso-!
Brooklyn, Nov. lfi. 1912.
HA8 WISDOM PEPI.H_.J.
To the Editor of The Tribun--.
Sir* It has been known for some tlm* j
to th? authorities and the commercial In* I
te esta of the port that the Imperato* ;
w.s building and that she was larger ,
than the 0!>mp|c.
It was aleo known that the fairway rf
the Hudson opposite the Chelsea Docke j
could not be widened on the Jersey slue ;
because of the rocky headland cf Stevers j
All this does not mak? It necessary :o j
take the Imperator to Montauk or New j
London The river widens from Steve.? ?
Point to Fort Lee, and there Is nmtle !
room for IjM. or even 1.-?0 foot piers ?u
the Weehawken shore.
This location Is reached by a shcrt
ferry from _M street. No doubt there are
many other locations, but what seems to
be lacking la civic foresight.
New York has never nud a Louis Na?
poleon or a Haussmann, but some oie
planned Central i'ark. and he or thsy
must have left successors. Or has ws- j
dorn perished In the struggle for the In- ;
mediate dollar? i
JOSEPH. D. HOLMES i
New York. Nov. 14, 1913.
[By Telegraph to The Tribuns.]
Newport Nov. 17.?Mr. and Mra. Amod I
Hague, who spent the week end here,
started to-day for their home In Wasl
Joseph Harrtman, Paul A. Andrews an!
Elisha Dyer have returned to New York,
Mr. and Mrs. F. _L Grand d Hautevllb
left here for New York to-night after ?
brief visit at the Muenchlnger King.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Glllecpie have
returned to New York after a visit with
Mrs. Harold Biown
Miss Marguerite Malcolm has returned
to Wew York.
Mrs. Burke-Roche has gone to New
York for the horse show.
IN THE BERK8HIRE8.
[By Tela.raph to The Tribune )
Lenox, Nov. 17.?The Misses Helen and
Constance Orlggs, daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. John W. (Irlggs, of Paterson, N. J.,
are at tbe Curtis Hotel.
William Fahl estock Is visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Harris .?"?.hnestock at Eaatover.
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm .Stuart, of New
York, have arrived at the Curtis Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlea Knight, Mrs.
William H. Burgess and Mrs. Walter T.
Llttlcfleld, of Boston, have arrived livre.
A MAINE BEAR YARN.
From The K?nnebec Journal
6om?wher? up In th?. wood? around 8al?m.
Franklin Couoty, it a bear which certainly
liaarvM Its liberty, having twice been
caught In trap?, from which It cleared Itself
?ach time, thourh at th? coat 'of being
??rlouBly crippled. Laat week th? bear
"*" caught in a trap belonflng to Arthur
Jon**?, of Malem. It had been oaught bet?r.,
a? on? of Ita forefeet had been taken off.
and thl? time it rel?a??d Itself by ripping
off eight Inche? of the ?am? leg. Krom
?mailer track? near by, It waa ?uppoaed that
th? bear was accompanied by on? or mora!
'SPK NEW 1?
I Romanones Holds King ?n His
iCbpyrfght. 1912, by the Brentwc-od Company.)
From a dynastic point of view. Alfonso
iXIH has been bingularly unfortunate In
. his selection of Count Romanones as his
new Premier. In succession to the mur?
dered Don Jos? Canalejas. For Roma
i nonea (whose patronymic is Flgueroa,
j and whose family have been In Malaga
j for Borne generations what the Fugger?
i were in the Middle Ages in Augsburg), \?
generally credited throughout Spaln
I Justly or unjustJy-wlth having his young
| sovereign under financial obligations to
j such an extent that the latter is not a
Indeed, it Is popular talk that all the
military operations around Melllla, which
coat Spain so much Ufe and treasure and
? -ill the trouble with France, which :n
|fllcted such incalculable injury upon tho
| industry of Spain and her trade with
. her Northern neighbor, were due to the
i syndicate headed by Romanones being
. fcent on securing the hinterland of Melllla
for Its great mineral wealth.
j In fact, the Romanones syndicat? has
i long had concessions of ail mineral rights
j In the district, but was naturally unable
j to turn them to account, or to work them,
| until Spain established her rule and sov
; erelg-nty over that portion of the Moorish
| Empire. That Is understood to have been
? the reason of the Spanish war upon the
j Rlff Moors, and of the long drawn-out
! crisis between Spain and France regard
, Ing the former's pretensions to territorial
I rights In Morocco.
( Moreover the Republicans, the Carlista
laad the other foes of the Crown and of
l th? present Liberal regime do not hesi?
tate to proclaim on every occasion and to
promulgate in the pr?s- the idea that all
the Spanish lives that have been sacrificed
j in the military operations in Northern
?.Africa, and all the fortunes, the business
! concerns, and the Industries that have
I been wrecked through the recent trouble
| with France, may be ?aid at the door of
the Romanones RUT mining syndicat.-,
(adding that, through the large sums of
. money which he had loaned to the King
he has been able to induce the latter to
' conform the policy of Spain In Morocco
i ar.d In France to suit the selfish Interests
i of the syndicate, rather than those of the
Now, tii-se popular Imputations against
Alfonso XIII may not be true?at any
rate, perhaps not In their entirety. Rut
that they are widely believed throughout
Spain It Is impossible to deny. Equally
incontrovertible Is the fact that Count
Romanows and his flnanctal ring have
I vast mining Interests In that portion et
Northern Morocco which has Anally been
recognised by France as the Spanish
?sphere. I'nder the circumstances, the se
.ectlo.i by the King of Count Romanones
ts Premier In the place of the late Jo?*
Canalejas Is most unfortunate In every
Among the operations in which he has
?>esn involved have been the Rio de Ora
justness, the tobacco monopoly, the tol
it.-rlng up of the transatlantic line, and
; ast, but not least, the mining SSI
? ?lona in the hinterland of Melllla?con
; Msagsag which were obtained In the first
?place from the Moorish bandit and pre
? tender. El Roghl. but which, of course,
were practically valueless until Spain rc
qu'red control of the country and sub
du<-d the turbulent population, VttSfc
rendered the exploiting of the conct-s-iuns
A former associate of Count Roman
ones, and on? wltii wnom he hau since
bitterly quarrelled, is Se?or Villar..:- ft,
who until tils differences with the count
was president of the tatter's Spanish ruin
Ing company In Melllla. Vlllariueva. who
is a former Liberal member of the Cortes,
has not hesitated to publicly assert In his
speeches and In print that the outbreak
by the natives which resulted in the death
of fo'ir Spanish workmen outside Melllla.
wht?h furnished Spain with a pretext for
th? military operations around .Melllla
three or four years ago?operations ImOt
have continued ever since?wa6 deliber?
ately organized with thta object In view.
Nor has Romanon?*** ever made any at?
tempt to bring Seftor Vi?anueva to boolt
for this ama7tng accusation.
It is only fair to Alfonso XII7 to stats
that If be haB become Involved in finan
ajgj obligations to Romanones, It has
been due to his extravagances In matters
of sport and of charity, but not in those
of vice. It has been Justly said of th?
young monarch that he is witiiout vices,
that his llt>t ts singularly clean as far ss
morality Is concerned, that he has ?ept
clear from all those extra-domestic en?
tanglements which have played so great
and sometimes M disastrous a role lr. the
careers of his predecessors on the thron?;
ar.d that his only faults are a love of
sport, developed almost to the extent of
u mania, and an Inability to appreciate
the value of money In the dispensation ?f
charity. In fact, his generosity is alto?
gether disproportionate to the size of bis
Battleships Morgan end Rockefeller.
Since Congress makes difficulties about
furnishing the money needed for the In?
crease of the United 8tates fleet, why
does not some American multi-million?
aire step forward to present enough
?money to the government to provide for
the i ost of a battleship, or of a cruls?r,
which shall bear ills name? ?Wre the
American people to have It brought horn?
to theiii that their shores and their mari?
time trade were being protected by "lost
lug monsters known oat tne "Morgan,''
the "Rockefeller," the "Hetty Orean."
the "Aator," tbe ?*Van<ferbilt." or ?v?n
the ''Andrew Carnegie.'' they might t*
leas Inclined to grumble against eiag*?"*
aled fortunes and the unequal distribu?
tion ot wealth.
I am led to make this suggestion by the
fact that If the cities, towns and hamlet?
scattered along the extensive coast Une of
Greece have been protected iron, the hor?
rors of bombardment, and from any dis?
turbances by the Ottoman enemy In th?
?present war, it has been largely, li not
?wholly, due to several Oreek multl-mlU*
'tonalres, some of whom who had acquired
i their fortunes and spent their live?
abroad, who made either great teque?-?
M huge gifts of money for the creation
13f a Greek fleet sufficient for defensive
j purposes. The first and foremost In th!?
i *atriotlc movement was the late Andrew
I iverov. and Greece's finest and mo?t
rodern cruiser, an extremely powerful
nan-of-war, built In Italy for a South
imerican republic, but purchased frots
too constructors by Greece, bears th?
rame of Averov, aince It waa bought with
i tie meney provided by him for the puf
There are aeveral other cruisers. I*"*?*
btats and destroyers in the Hellenic nan*
vteich also bear the names of their
ehnors; and. thanks to the splendidly
eflclent reorganisation of the personnel
of the Greek navy by a mission of Eng*
li*ti naval officers under a Rrltlsh ad*
mfal, the Oreek fleet has been able W
gHe an excellent account of Itself sat
to keep the coasts of the kingdom tor