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Second Claaa Mail Matter.
Our ren.ler. wlll confer a favor by adetatag
U8 wli-ii fn.y are unrit.k- to proeure n C"0\
ot Th- Trlbuna from thelr ricwpdealer.
Addre*-.: Tribune. Clrcuiatlon Department.
AN EXAMPLE IN DEMOCRACY.
Mr. RoobotcM doea nd expllcltly
?enttoa ihe municipal campaign la bla
gpaecb U-vhiiiuu agalnal faataa ol '--te
Progi-eeel-ag arith anjr other partj, bol
Um whole splrit of hi> talk la opnoeed
to ;iny Mich BObOrdlnatlon Of Dd-tlalB*
*hip to patriotism. His deeltinition
will undoubtedly tM accepted by hls
foUowora as a arandng not to proraote
uoselfMi efforts to ggTC this city from
Tammany dnminatinn. and be recarded
by tlie general publlc as an indloation
that no aid can be expected from the
Progresslves in the coming flght for
good municipal government.
This impression wlll be strengtbened
by the paaaaga of the resolution offered
by Mr. Woodruff. who deserts his
frlend. Mr. Prendenrast. tfl alien hini
eelf (-..ii-idciioiisly in support of Mr.
Hotchklaa*a effort to deatroj local au
tonoriiy in the party and subordinate
nl! its actions to the central state ma
cliinc. This resolution forbids any
loeal orga-lsatloa of tho Profreeelrea
io fuse with the k.cni organlnttoa of
any other pnrty without the COMOIt.
of the state coinmittee or of its ,**.ecu
tive oommlttee, or even to take prellto
Inary action toward su<-h coaliti-? i or
fush-n without like ennsent. This ls
one of the most , gtreme denials of the
doclrine of home rule OTef made hy g
political p.'irty. And it eomeg from
inen wlio have profeoaed superlur de
votion to pure d-'iuocraoy. the spirit of
the New Engtand town meet int: aud
Ihe uncontrolled rule of the people.
They had so little regard for the
elaiuis of central party antbOfit] that
they were perfectiy ready whpre they
!iad the piiysical puwer to sei/.e the
Il.-publican name and position on ihe
baliot fot their cindidates. on the
trotind thnt they were representinc the
rviU nf the people in the loca.ities
when Ihe robbory was committpd, and
that tbe Republican party as a whole
had no rights as to the local use of IH
nrgunizatinn. name and emblem. Rut
fur their own pnrpOOOl they establish
a political trust, more cenrralized and
deepotk than even Mr. Hearst's in
oorporatod enterprise. Its local bodloa
'iave kttg exercised the right to deal
alth local prohlems in their own
way. The Roosevelt machine, however
makes everythinc and everybiKly sub
ordinate to the puipoaag of the central
managers. The thousands of Pmgres
uives ln this city cannot do what they
think wise and for the best interests
?f Its eitizens with rcaped to purely
city business?the selectlon of a Mayor
or Controller? without the previmis
permission of Mr. Hot'hkiss, formerly
of Erle and now of Westchester, and
his particular associates. actlng under
tlie advice of a cltlzcu of Nassau
County. As an exhibltl>*n of downlng
tlie bosses this is inacninYt'iit. What
a mistake Mr. Platt made iu not ad
Yertising his methods as a campaign
for the rule of the peopl? ami the cx
tinction of booataa! Then he would
not have had to proceed cautiously as
nn "easy boss."
Of conrse. if the only reason for
niaintainiug the Piwressive party is to
have an or~.aiilzation flrmly ln hand
for a Roosevelt campaign in HH6. this
concentration of power and this sa.ri
flce of ull considerations of public wel
fare to the perfection of a disoiplined
body of fanatics devoted solely to the
reallzation of Mr. Roosevelt's third
term ambltion are Iogical. Rat we
have only to turn to a I-Tonressive as
dlstinguished as Mr. I'rendergnst to bo
told piainly how "wlckexl from a civlc
point of view" such a policy of per?
sonal selfishness is.
A GHOWING SCANDAL.
It appears that the plan of members
of the Interborough Assoclatlon of
Women Teachers to reward Miss Orace
Strachan by a money gift for ber work
ln passing the'teachers' "equal pay"
bill haa not been dropped. hut merely
kept under cover for a time. Now lt is
to be a Chrlstmas gift. and it is esti
n.ated that colleetlons of from fSBgOOO
|0 $05,000 have been made toward it.
Wnntever advocates of this plan may
B?iy to the contrary, every one who
pives or recelves money for such a pur
jx;8e violates a well known bybiw of
tbe Roard of Edueation. Tho atti?
tude of those coneemed in this affair
pasaes comprehension. If Miss Strachan
worked hard to proeure the passasre of
a blll whlch waa of direct beneflt to tbe
women. It ls natural that tbey should
feel grateful to her, but with what pro
priety can they disobey the code of rej?
olatlons poverning their offlclal conduci
lu an effort to expren? that gratitude'.'
Ml" Strachan holda a well poying
place and is not in need. She always
aald tbat she v-as proud t<? fi]ve her
services in "the cnuRe." Why. then.
this -rtTsistent endeavor, in deflance of
law, to give ber a purse which would
Batisf.v a hi-*ti pric'tl lobl.yist. Proper
gratitude would not force her into a vlo
latlon of the bylaws of tbe Roard of
Educatlon. whlch inlnht lead to h'-r n>
ttoval on charje-i, nor ahould kludly
UnaHnt on hrr part lot the imriiilsive,
admlrtng tt-tthtra endang-T their pla___
by contrihuting toward this gtft.
If the ruembors of thfl pollce Baa?
ciations should ruisi' g fiind of tf'i*
size tn eompanaata a lobbjrial fo* arork*
ing in their interest, cillier __-_-_ _*
gfter h<- _____*Jd_d, it would bo cootAA
eied a scaiitlaloiis art and there would
bfl otii.-ia! iiiM'sti_atioiis and dismi--als
trom tho foree it ia bard to laa koaf
any eo-afl-f-Cttoai of ragnlatJoni or pub?
lic pollcy can leave 11 j * - leachcrs In a
WAY "HIGHEBUP" CLOSED.
Tba conviction of the four gunmen
rlngng the slate in lhe Rosenthal case.
The prlndpeJ murderer and his paid
B-aaawliig bava been found guilty. The
public may vriali that there might'be
DO postponoinent of their exeoutlou. but
unless ueedle-s dolays nnd an g-Xflflfldva
regard f<>r teehnioalities annul on ap?
peal what has b-_a thus far aecom
lilished. the adininistration of JOBttn
will have sliown unusual vipor. 'rn<*
trials bava followed the crime prompt
lv. They have been reasonably ______
and have been fnr from leaving that
lni|licaaall_1 of impotence lu the court.'
uliich has done so niitch in the past t<>
eocoajrage lawkaaneaa. All the eoau-m*
nity .-aii do is tO hope that their salu
taiy effect will nol he impaiml by tbe
appellate proCCOOClfl. which have been so
largely raaponatbla horetofora for araak
enlng the nuthnrity Of trial courts nnd
robblng the anfO-P-HMnl of the criminal
law of iis rftforand caitalnty.
l'..'.v,ind the murderers nf Rosenthal
the atate does not aeem likely to get.
At 0110 time it flppaared sure that the
IcrlOM would lay open the whole alli
flflCa between the police and the erim
j if !s paylflg for proti'Ctioi). Thal m'os
ped rlosed when HajOff (Jaynor ndopt
ed a course which had the effect of pre
venting the police scandal from golng
further than "on* little lleutenant."
Every policemnn who showed a dispo
sition to help the public obtain the
truth about the department was led to
infer that the authorities wanted to
make inforrnatlon hard to obtaln. No
bodj helieves that "<"m< Httle Iieiiten
.nt" was all there waa t.. a "system"
so bolil as to slau-h'er Roeefltbal, n
arltneaa in the Distriet Attoraey
hai.ds. deflanUj and publicly. I'.nt II
i. probflbh) 'hat the people will have to
contenl themselves with puniahlng bla
AGAINST WOMAN SUFFRAGE.
The court of flnal reaort in New Jer
s?>y yesterday gava a aetback to the
Womafl suffrage movement in that
state by deckUng agalnal the clalin of
a woman to the rlght to rote under the
old constitution of 177'! This claim.
which bad beea before the courts for
some time, was based upon what Tl????
terday's decision deacrlbca as novel
and coarageoaa gronnda -nameiy, t^n?
the constitution of 1778 |ava women
the rlght to rote, that tiie law of 1807
oCherwlaa intarprcttdg that oonatltntlofl
was uneonstilutfonal, it belng bajOUd
Um power of tho [4*jdn_at-__ virtuaiiy
to ainend tiie constitution by enact
ajgnt. and that the present constitution
of 1814 was improperly adoptad, -inee
only male citizens were pennttted to
Vesterday's decision denies the _on
tention that the cooaUtllUOB of ITT*'
authorizeil women to vote, though it
does not tlisenss that point. The con
tention thnt the constilution nf 1S11 is
invalid ls, however, strongly dealt with.
lt is pointed out that if that constitu?
tion was not properly adoptad, and
therefore was not valld, then the courts
under it WOO-d have no le.al ___8t_n_fl
BBd the very writ of error on which
this case was based would be entirely
DOgatory. ln brief. lhe prceCOt COnetl
tution must be regardul as valld; tha
impMcation of its languuge 1< thal
women have not the rlght to vote and
in the absence of any explicit constitu?
tional provlsinn or statufe ftttog them
that ri?ht their claim to the suffrage
must be denle<l.
NobO-7 who has arfltchad the prog
ri'ss of the eaaa will aoggael that there
was any lack of legal ability, ingenuity
or resobition in Its presentatloil and
prosecutlon. Its defeat, t hercfore, df-liri
itively closes that chapter of the suf
fragist campaign ln New Jersey. and
thatfl is nothlng left for its advoeates
to do Imt to seek legislation. or per?
haps rather ccnatlU-ttonal revhrion, in
their favor. It bBfl general ly been re
ganhMl as a practlcally hopeiess thlng
to undertake general constitutional ta*
vision in New Jersey, and an uncom
monly difttcuit one to get any umcnd
ments to the constitution adoptad. The
party now in power ls supposeil to be
ptodgad to revision, but it has not a
shining record of fulfilnient of plixlges,
and if it should undertake the t-flb
there ls littl- reason for supposing that
it w<mld include votes for women in its
programme. Nor is there any prexent
assurance thnt a suffragist proposition,
if subniitted to the eleetorate. would
be approvexl. Not even all the Bull
Mooses would vote for it.
THE HOME RULE SETBACK.
The tempest ovor an amendment to
the Home Rule bill at Westminster has
subsideil, thanks to the tactful good of?
llcea of the King, but lt is impossible to
avold regarding it.s nit result as a set
back for the chief measure before the
[ireM-nt Parliament?the measure, in
daad, for which nearly ererytUing that
has been done in major ParliamenUiry
politics for several years has been un
disguisediy jireparatory. There is little
ivason to sui?pose that the formidable
Parllamant bill, which made the most
radical change in the British (onstitii
li4iii of recent times, would ever have
been passed had it not been for Home
Itule, lo which it was intended to be a
Then' is a certaln small but delinite
taetical defeat for the government in
the terms of the settlement, for the
uround taken by Mr. Ast|uith last wi-ek
iias been abandoned and the contentlon
of the CTnkM-W Oppoaitloa against a
revcrsal of iinmemorial Parlmmentary
P-OCadnra has been sustained. What is
more seiious. kowavar, is the fact that
lhe progress of the Home Rule bill
through the House of (.'ommons will be
daJajad ten days. The longer the stmg
gja i> protractetl the more the e\ist
em-e of the aajnejnWIBIII is tlneatemil.
for dkftntagrat-Ofl secins to have al
reud;' set iu, aud while the aoveru
ment still hns a heavy majority, tbfl
elemeati of dtooohiUoB are to he beM
!?? gbeyance only by reaaonable prompt
neag ln getttng through nith NMtaaae,
and partii'iilarly with siK-h blMtaMM flfl
Home Rui<*. lf throogb anfortanate Par*
liaineiitar.v tBCtkg EfoflM Rule "dioiild
dlgg on indcthiitcly. Moddng tbfl way
tn ntiicr aeeded laghUatlon, there woold
bedangar of oofl of two thlng--: Dthflg
thf* abandonmenl of Home Bnle ot i
dlaaolotlon of Partlament And either
,,- (I,,..,. H-<inld be fatal to thfl pTflflOB.
bopefl <'f Ireland.
In order to beeome law in spite of
the HOOBfl Of LOCdfl such a bill DBfl tO
be pBSMd by tba Oommoofl at eacii of
thfOfl i-oiisecutive sessions, with at least
two years' time between thfl gflCOBd
readlng in tba flrst of thoae aeaetona
and ihe flnal pa?Bgfl ln the third. The
present rarliatncnt has a little BtOTfl
than three years yet to live. BnppOBing
It lo serve out its full term. A*- a mat
tor of fact. PaiHamentfl never do serve
out fall terms, hut are dlflaolred a few
months in advance of their expiration.
Wfl may thereforo roefcon that the prea?
ent House has soa'-'-ely three years tO
live. whlch affords time for the enact*
ment Of Homf* Rule in the ourso of
two years or more. and three gflflBlona
Rut it also me.-ins tbat the House imi-l
be kept togBther uniii near tbe done of
its le-ral term. or else thal thfl blll must
be ramltted to tbe ncxl Parilameut,
with thfl risk of there not belng fl
Home Rule majority. The lOBfl Of thflgfl
ton days wonM bfl of no account ln
itself. for it WOUld fltlll leave plflttty Of
tinii. Bat iii so fgr as it may condncfl
to governmental dlacontent and disin
tegratlon lt is gerioua, for if it led i" ?
disBolntlon in the tblrd oi fourth year
Inatead of tbe latter part of tbe Bftb
the fortuncs of Home Rule WOUM dfl
pend upon tbfl resoH of the next ap
peal to ihe country.
A BUNGLED INQUIRY.
It ia plaln that Mr. Mltcliel hns
made a mess of the school inquiry
He is now flttieklng the flXpflrl whom
he hlmself chose to diroct it. aaying
thnt Professnr Hantis "flonkfld out."
"fell down" on this and that, and sup
ported g report whi. h waa contrary to
the facta. What doea be wanl to do?
Dlacredll Profeeaor Hanus and th ta
the whole Inqnirj on whleb tlu dty
h..s apenl a large amn <.f monej \ On
the other hnml. Profeeaor Hanus re
pllea thal he arlll w * hav,- t.. "t.-ll
"the whole story of MltelMd'a Hftheer
"vicini- to tbe Burean of Munldpal
"Reoearch." Thua tbe falrneea ot Mr.
1 Mltchel aud his commlttee is ggaalled,
and apparently wlth a good deal of
Tho reason fur ii"- controreray is
? plaln enoii-.li. Tiio plan .>f tbe Lnqnlry
j was bad. Mr. Mltchel and bla commlt
j tee mlgbt have pal the lnqnlry Into the
i handa of Profei ao? Hanna and b
; soi-i.itcs and preaented thelr rei orl
i ezactly what they were worth The
I publlc wonM then have bad the fhcta
I collected by competenl edncatora abonl
j the workingfl "f the acl.I ayatem flnd
Itheir eonchudona reapectlng it. Tbe
I report wouid then bflTfl reated largely
u])on the repntatlon of thfl men who
\ made it. It wonld bave been i f vaiue
;., tbe communlty aa the Bndlnga of
fldncatora of hlgh atandlng, wl
madfl a patlent lnqnlry and oi e free
from blaa. ThN is the ordlnary conrae]
wh"n experts are employed to make
? ?r Mr Mltchel and bla commlttee
mlghl have mad.- th,- Inreetlgatton
tiieins.'ives. empl ylni elerka and a. -
conntanta t.. do tbe work, and bare
preaented their own report wlth their
l own conclm i'.ns as to facta and rc
ommondatJong. Tbe report wonM then
have stood opon tbe repntatlon "f Mr.
Mltchel and his aaaodatea, ar.d that
of the adrteera on wboae Jndgmeni
they bad been ao largely dependent, aa
cdui-.'itional flgpflrtfl and .nrflBtlgaton
free from paittflanflhlp. It would have
carried just as mncfa welgbl aa thelr
n.'iines would carry in this Beld, and
Wfl are bound le, sny that that 1- n<>t
Rut Inatead ot adoptlng one or the
other of theee two methoda Mr
Mltchel nnd hi*> aflflodateg ba~e aongbl
to comblnfl them. They reeerre tbe
right to gnhatltnte ih.'ir Jndgmeni for
tbat of the axperta wboa tbey ba~?
employed, -foim.- over Profeeaor Ha
nna'a head arben the reporta whlch
they gflt do not ? -ui* tlndr preconcep
tions, and obtalnlng 'others, after re*
jectlng one report otttrighl nnd pn>
Donndng it falae and without raloo.
The result of thla attempt to comblnfl
tWO methods is thil tbfl public has fOT
its money not a r.-port with tbe gtrtbOT
Ity of clucational expert! behind It.
or even a report with tli*- aulh rily of
Mr. Mltchel nnd his Burean of Mu?
nicipal Poggaifb edrieera behind lt,
but a report with fl eoutrovor*y be?
hind lt a controversy OB tbfl OM tfdfl
as to whether Profflaaor Danna and
I'rofessor Moore grfl .'ompet.-iit. and 00
the other as to whether Mr. Mltcbfll
has not relied upon tbfl guMance of
men who have pnrtlsan views. The
controversy was not worth what lt has
cost tbe city. Mr. Mltchel has bonglfld
The fatal onoonnter of tbe detoetlTflfl
and Vogel, the i,OtOriOOfl tblflf and
tca.'her of crime, blingfl tO attention
the part which our police play as s.il
diers of peace aad order, who may at
nny moment be called upon to flTB up
thelr lives in tbe dlacbarga "f duty.
And. tO thfl credlt Of human nature bfl
it gald, they gflldon fail in any call
opon their eovrage,
Detectrre ray. of the Police Depart*
ment, win. is anffertng frona nrhal M
j is feared is a mortal wound: Alien,
the former police detacttre, later
I employed by a prlvate BfOBCJ, arho
! was killed by the eriminal, BOd
(ierode, the private detective. all
ghoWfld a devotion to duty and readi
m-ss to face dantrer whleb are worthy
i,f jiubiic rocognltion. And such rocog*
niti-.n should bfl fljtTOB all thfl BON
heartily bOCBBflfl the critnes of some
polkemen bBT? taoded to bting dla*
credit on the for-.-. l'ny's cner_y and
bravcry should bfl lhou~rht of as I
bripht spot in thfl jHilice- rflCOtd when
erer the biot of Beckflr-o crinaai is
There is une dlfflculty about tha nn
fusion prognUBBM. Tbe Rrogrcasivta.
without the colonel on the ticket, will
have to stand up and be counted.
And to think that a bathtub trust
BOftOCtQd to take an "lmmunlty
Stories of Servian atrocities. comlng
from an Albanian brlgand by way
of Austrian-and therefore intensely
antl-Servian?channels, are to be
taken with a large amount of aalt.
Tho Berha have never been savages,
al leaal Ifl the last twenty centuries,
and the notion that the gentle Amnut
and the childlike Turk need protectlon
Bgalnat their cruelty will not be
widelv accep-ed, otit.slde of Vienna.
An betreefl has elop-d with an
nrganist. Was there no chauffeur?
IThe Brooklyn Borough Halll ls har
monlotU Wlth Its surroundings as a sky
.craper would not be.-The Brooklyn
Whal a marvellous and protean
atruC-Ura it must be then! On one
side It is harmonious with a aky
ecraper Then it is harmonious with
BOflM ancient and rather dllapldated
low bulldings. Next it is harmonious
with an elevated railroad tfcrundering
l,y Itl Wlttdowa Still, it is a dignifled
old adlfloa. Long may it hannonize
with its uneipialled variety of aur
Antomohlle, driven by Joy riders,
i itnH ti wagon laden wlth two hun
ured poundfl of dynamite; and nothlng
happena, save that the drlver of the
wragofl gets his akull cracked. A
monnnMntal azaaapla of negiected op
"Pistol Flght in Oyster Bny,'' says
a nowpaperheadltna And the coionei's
iiatm- not mentioned once in the story!
rtofoaaor HBhar may be rlght In
attrlbntlng our economlc Hla to too
much gold. Yet there are those who
think of gold as the Indian dld of
whiskey. that "Too much ia Just
A coal d.aler wh/> cheats his patrons
by a ahort-weight system so elaborate
that ba haa an accurate welghflsllp
iro; ireil by his bookkeeper for the
a'elghta and measurea inspectors and
h falaa BM for the euBtoaaar baaa't
much to Ufga in a plea for mef-y.
Rlng tlm .ilarm bell' There aro
eighty Amertcaa blqajaekota landed -t
Conatantlnop-B, under the mtaerab-a
?ubterfuga of protectlng the AnMrtcaa
Bflrjbaaey and the homes ?if Atn< rl-an
What bua_neei have Afl-Ort
cani bi forelgn laada to expoct pro?
tectlon. The whole business Ih a
scheme Of our "dollar diplomacy" to
donlnata tka Turkiah government for
tha furtheraa.I the ~ordid gehaaaaa
- la] Itii" tests." Where ls J*en
ator Bacon? Why doesn't he put a
??,|i to auch oaurpatlon hy the. Htate
Department of th" rnniraaalonal pre
. iUvi of di 1 larlng war?
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
Ita HoflMT l-*a, who old ao much
t -aatze the army of the i.'hlneae Re
'A.s a man who ???' Uttle actual
Bervtefl ln splte of hla title of 'general"
II- .". aa fond of relattag the story of hla 1
: uitar. cofluaaad, by arklsb ne r?- j
I thlH pretlv Ji<- _.m then a young |
maa vhoea onlf -_-_? M milltary _is-'
t 11. turn Wfll a hook kaOWledf. of the
of warfara ll araa -ad of him
t , it ba baea avarr d^ull of all Napo
Icoo'a battlea UPOB his arrlval ln Chlna
ba "i-nt to theTaotal af Caatoaaadaaked
that ne ba mada general of &u the troops
|H (ba li-'.f. <? l.e- h youtii aml his _g>
on fur ba -us a bonebbaeh dld not
comMna to make mucb of an ifl-preeatoe
u(?,ti Um aitoM oM Chlneei aa_elaL
"How old ure you?" Bl asked "The _aniH
Mapoloon win n he won th.> battlfl
rltta," aaewered Laa. He got the
"Bnafjga la a most eo-oatHe cr.ap."
Hl has named hla place Plne
"Vt '"11. what of lf''
\\i. . bl ha? plne trre? and a terrace.
11 waan'i leipoetfl to "BUT gdwardi
, ., the leaat This was what hap
!.,,, ,1 c me of the ce-_-_lfl-__aar'a du*t
,1 -. Bllnatorfl was backed rlght oa agalasl
? big -flurtna car itaUonar. on tba north
of Malden Laaa, near hTaaaaa street,
ladofl-rtoufllj pu-hlag Mi broooa. He wore
mtt Monday BMratBg suit -pura aiha.
itreel was erewdod with hiaakeen
I iddeaty a terr-k aapMalao oc
re_ nnd the automohlle, "white wings."
B and puaheaf. arere aflvfltepei in a
, lomi of denee biaek vaper. 1 arai aa from
.11 ttaat Pflfl toward the car, expectlng to
v.. it Purst lnto fliitm-a. laateed they saw
the Btreel rlaanar fcrope out af the murk
with Ml fiagera ln his eara A near-trag
div beewfl M metumorphoiie into a laugh
Whefl traOflfl-ed Bpeetators saw two young
men Btaadlag by the forward peat holding
nn to their Btdea to reatrnln their merrl
ment Tfcep had ikarga of the car, and
? .:? tha Btreet "awaaat* m such te_BPt?
ing proxlmlty to the end of th* exhauat
[il... they cnntrlved. iiiccesafully, to
1 ffflct Bfl "outside s|>ark," which exploded
the gaaoleni rapar outside the ojrllndara.
a gaaeroaa gaantlty ot luhricating otl ln
tho cvllnder and the aharnce of the cut
ont OOatrlbOtad le furnlsh spectral re
?BlM th.it i-ouldn't have been surpasscd
if the lokesters had set off a etlck of
ilvnamlt" under I lamp black factory.
'..?ryhody laughed except Mr. Edwards's
lohnnle.' ask^d his teacher, "can you
i;t\- ua B BBPtO-WM U9'n_ tho word ',n"
come' ni Itr . .,
lohniiie bOflttated a moment, then
??Yei Hia." he replied. " 'The hoy opened
Um dOOT aml in come a cat.' "- Woman's
Wrltlng from Innsbriick, Austrla. an
Ameiiian aays that In a row between
"Oerman" and 'Vlerienl" atudenta, mem
bora of the (lhe ze nnd rthatohavarla
over a trivlal matter. one of the
young men waa struck on the head wlth
_ h.avy Caae, and. though bleeding, en
deaVOred tfl walk to hla home. After a
ihort UflM, boweveri he fell to the pave
n,, nt. where he was found by a pollce
offlcer. who placed him under arrest^for
hi lr.fl drunk. He was locked up. and
when his frienda appe;_red the next morn
ing-and ba was Uftfld fr<_n the cell floor
lt was found that hla skull had been
fraetured and he died wlthln a few
boara." Thla Incldent was referred to In
UM aapera under the headline, "As ln
??How ia it that you never coax Miss
Oreen to aing any mon''
"WflU vou si-e, one night we coaxed ano
Meeed and hegged and pleaded wlth her
t 1 favor aa arltb a Boaa. and after that
We I.- ided never tfl do lt again."
"Why iiid ahe still ref use?"
"No. she gave ln."?Detrolt Free Press.
Tlm 1*1 tkfl cheapest highball I ever
__w,' raaiarked a man lo hla companlon
aa they pnssed one of the famillar auto
matlc, penny-a-drlnk, aerat< d water foun
tains. A shabby looklng fflUoW had Just
dropped ln a cent, obtalned bls "car
honlc." nnd was ealmly pourlng a "slug
of rye from a bottle into the bubbllng
glass. Havlng mlxed his tipple to hia
llklng. the wayfarer alowly drained it
and moved on. carel-ss of the gaplng
throng. His drink had cost him about
two cents and bfl was satisfled- at any
rate, untll he reached the next fountain.
Patience?Can you keep a secret?
Patrire?Wliv. i ertalnly I can.
Patience?Well, why don't you? That
rat ll showing in your hair.?Yonkers
Suffragette Circles This Man-Gov
eraed Globe and Finds Misery.
To the Editor of Th- Tril UM
Slr: On Sunday 1 read, with intereat, the
dream of an antl, and would llke to reply
to her through your valuable paper. I
also fell aaleep and dreamed a dream, but
more ln the nature of a nlghtmare. Nol
havlng an alrship I was t'otved to trav.?!
in a more ordinary way. I also vlsited
many lands and found them very lndlf
ferently governed by men.
ln rhtna I _aw glrl habies thrown into
the (langes. ln India. women b-TBOd allve
ln honor of their husbands and thousands
of persona dylng of famlne. Althotigit the
government knows that in the nature ot
tka I'llmate such a horm: naist BCCUT at
IntarvaJa, yet no proper proVk-oa ki made
to aave the people from death. Then 1
vlsited my home land, Kngk.nd, and there
found hundreds of women eainlng two
centa an hour, thousands of men Bflralag
nothlng. and chlldren dylng of starvation.
I vlsited Mra. Uramwell Booth- ma
ternlty home, and there aaw a BMtlMC
twelve years o'd holding her "BWOet babe
ln her artns" and "gtving blm his flrat
Ifl?MM" The father of the babfl was fl
man voter and tne gitl's stejifather. The
governmeiit glves no help ln such ? BBie.
The mother goes, generally, as a domestic
servant, the average wage for such being j
II 2_ a w,?ek. She must pay tl 2- a week
to have a nurse-mother take care tt h-r
child. Thle la called baby farmlng, and
should any reader wlsh to know more of
this, let him read "i_ster Waters," by Q.
N-xt, I pamed through Chlcago. and
there found slxty thouaand wlvea d .sert
ed hy tho fathera of their chlldren. who
had promlaed to "shleld and guard and
ln the l.'nitel States, at least. six thou-j
sand anfOrt-aaU woaiea are murdered
aanaally by their pe-a-nours, flnd the;
murderers go ttncaught and UBpUBlabed. |
just befora awakealng from my mght-1
mare I paillfl thTOUSb thi city of Kew
> oi k, aad Un re, pickir.g up ? dall. -?-?-?'?'?
i found theae words by thi Mayor, ipoak
big of Bfliortanati wemea of the city:
TlMfla womefl are the high prlflfll
of the race; but for them the aaered pre
i in, u of the boma would ba lavaded." Ua
?poki of theaa in Um aame termi as an
generally uae.i i; of mcb ? enea
ttt- you, ginti* dreamer, the motheri af
I (ind r... fault wlth that. as BMtherl ?4d
muat bt .t.-. aaered ln tb bim ca a aa lhe
, ti,.r. hut i de objet to a Bovernment
whleh does not bm Bt to aecludi men wltb
a rnanla becauaa lt bappeBfl tO bl ar
a?if. .thie*onfi to Um pereon ? aaaed
BUppaaa most maniacs are that. and thla
oae has rery aertoua .on?quancea te ihe
eommualty end Um i-1* Tbe lady dream
er, tn epeaking Of a Will brOUgbt lip -OO.
aaya. "if wofl__fl could ralaa aucb mea
th.->- would mu aeed to antei th< battla
of life." Alaal aii the bad men ln the
world had motberfl, and many of them
good mothera, but tba condlUooa outoble
the home ate such that many men suc
c.jmb to them.
Vnd BO, in ni> nlg'uniare. the Onij
tion I could boi to tnia problem araa for
women to buekla on their Bitaor aud go
buI aad belp elean up ti" world it may
ba dlrtj work, i?ut wbe would aol iet ?*s
ni Beavefl_pn if a Btn at weri bo
uncleaa n lo poUuM ? ne____Mirfcood
: itt om word more, >gentle dn mer,
_vi done. II l? a" v?*rv m " lo
taki- cara of rour own boma and chlldren,
bul a, bava ewakened M tke facl that
the world li i largw home, end I flrould
ladga that the beet mother would ba Um
woeaaa wltb tha btggeet b< ut, BSveo
among tbfl nniniak inai.y caaafl hava .I
kaowii whora ifca Mndaraa? of mothen
hood haa BXMnded to th. young of B nal
Burely lt i? BOt enough to raise oai Bhlld
wltb eara and ti adeim m becauaa tt hap
pens to be yours. Many a eklld EealUfl
haa beea loet to tbe world for the want
of just aucb eara aa the neither of om er
two Bhlldrea oeuhl bavi gtvea it He,
bjbbUi di ? aiio-i. all ti"- world I: i im bome,
aud in splte Of tfll nat..ial agOtlflflU Ol I
mother, this same world 1- Bllfld witli
Um Bflareet, bctghliet chttdrea paedlng
BUT care aad as a tie-ans to Bfl end BUT
ralty Ball Ifl "Votei for women." O. B.
NOW York, Nov. 18. 1D12.
A REPLY TO "ANTI-SUFFAAGE."
To the 1-dltor of The Trlbune.
Slr: The dr.-am by "Antl BUfflflge" r'
etted in to-day'? kflwe ia truly -aauttful
No doubt many <on\.rts tu tin- MHM Of
justice who read it win b* Bverooa-a i>y
it and "baekflUde." But bt ns ba aen_l
He Instend of s. ntlin.-ntal k-BUBM that
the mother Ia twenty-live yean -M wh.-n
the boy is born. She will be forty-aI\
before ahe can vote-by proxy. Tbl _oy
may turn out to be a crlmlnal, aa many
boys do; then be will b_ In the same elasa
wlth hia motl,-T-not allowed tu vote.
DreaflM aauifltknaa go by ooatrarlea it
mlght he a glrl; then. if "Antl" h-'s h-r
way. she wlU have no proxy. Again. a
great many good wonien never hav.- the
upportunity to marry a man who ls ttt
to be a husband. Who will be the proxy
All thla ls no argument. If some women
do not have any Interest ln the good of
the city and country ln which they live.
or feel that they have not enough int-111
jenee to vote, they need not do so. But
what rlght have they. or the men attker,
to aay that other women who have brains
?ind have a puhlie splrit shall not have a
volce ln tho government to whleh they
an? BUbJeet. JUSTICE.
New York, Nov. 17, 1912.
NO PLACE FOR THE PESSIMIST.
ro the Kdltor of The Tribune.
Sir: The pessitnlat, whoae dellght ls
:hat of upbraldlng tho present condltiona,
lays: "Why. the poor peasanta of a thou
sand yean ago were happler by far than
n"e llving to-day."
Some thlnk that the ronditions of the
praaaat day always cxisted, and that they
were brought about by an almighty
.ower. They little roaltfle tkfl price that
he martyrs of civllization had to pay for
lhe llbertles we enjoy to-day. The great
aadera, the grea. patriots, tka great ex
ilorers, the great aclentlsts. and the great
jhllosophera. whose aihlevement gained
:hem fame, WOTfl profl?pted and inaplred
jy condltlons ln which they llved, and
>very rlght tbey won haa altbOT all.vlati? 1
;he exlstlng order, amelloratfd the OOndl
;lons or added to the welfare of the peO
^le, and the world U better for their
navlng llved, Can any one ln truth 'iay
People and fi
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[From Ths Trlhun* Bureau.)
Washington. Nov. 19. -President anc
Mra Taft termaltg recelved the Russiar
Ambassador and Mtne. nakhmeteff in th?
Hlue Room at the White House this af?
ternoon. Major Rhoad-s, the Pr.-sldent'
Bld, made the j.resentntion. The call wai
j.urrly of a BOOlal nature, this Belng the
Bral time the Ambassador and Mme.
J'akhn.eteff h ive culled on the Presidenl
.ui. 1 Mrs. Taft since their return to th*
The Netherl-inds Minister also made a
social call on the President and Mrs. Taft
Beflor Valdez, Miniflt'-r from Panama,
was recelved hy the President this after
nonn, and pr?*sented his c-redentials.
Mrs. Taft motored out to the Chevy
Chase Club to-day wlth her slster, Mrs.
Langtriln, and Countess De Chambrun,
and watched the *?olf playere.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORP8.
[I-'i-om Tbe Trihun- Bureau 1
U'ashln-rton. Nov. 19-The Mexican
Ambassador will return to Washington
on Thuraday after a vlslt of several weeks
it. MextCO. Sehora Calero will not return
Mailame I.oudon ~rave her flrst formal
;it home of tha BBflBftn this afternoon and
I rooehred several handred goaata from the
dipiomatic oorpa and raaldent and offlclal
! society. The Netherlaadfl Le-?ation draw*
] ing roetna w-r-re decorated with fall
1 Sowera nnd foUaga.
The new Minister from Panama has e-J
t.-.hlish.-el hls famlly, Sefiora Valdez and
two ycun-,' diiughters, in an apartment
at ti..- Portland.
IN WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
r. ai tha Trtbnw Bt i
WashUi--ton, Nov. 19. -The ensuRement
.if Miss _:i->unor Rifsnidc-r. of Westmln
ster, Md., and Captala Thcmas M. Roblns.
t'. S. A , ls announced. The date for
'< the weddlr.-r hafl not ht-en arranged, but lt
1 wlll probably be in th-: early wlnter.
Dr. and Mrs. Dttncun McKlm enter
talned ?everal j-uests at dinner to-nlght.
Medlral Dlrector J. D Gatewood. U. S.
N., ami Mrs. Gatewood hav? aa a guest
for several days Mis. Ewell Thornton, of
Mr. and Mrs. Edson Bradley wlll glv*
a ball In thetr n>?w music room, a recent
a-MiUon to thflr home, on December ::?).
The muate room may readtly be trans
form.-d into a ballrooaa or theatre, a
BBtaadM pleea of tar*-stry full** >.onceal
Ing the mm-e ceinain when It is to be
UI . il for a tiallroom.
Mr. and .Mr- [_ S. Bacon were hosts
at a small dance to-nlfjht for thelr daugh
ter, Mlaa Mii.ire-i Bacoa, and her guests,
Anna Sanford, of Knoxvllle, and
., Hii.iil, of Palm Beuch.
Mr". Porter, n_fe of Major Davld D.
Porfr, I". b. A , arrlved in Wa.sh.in_ ton
t. _aj trom tha PhlBpptnaa, where Major
Porter i- BtatlOBOd. for a vlslt to her
parenta, Mr. aad Mrs. laaaael Mattingiy.
Mrs. Rlehard Beld Regera ami Mlaa
Klizai..*', li.-. 1 KoKcr.-s are eiitertaim:..
Baroness Schl.-tli'-ini, tt iier'.ln, who ar?
rlved to-day. Tbey eriurtalned a small
dinner party tO-atght and took thelr
guaeta t.. the theatre,
NEW YORK SOCIETY.
Many pereoaa are _rr..n_ing to Bpond
the urealer portion of the wlnter abroad,
and b> the s.-rond weafe ln January, and
evea aeren Chrtetaaaa not a few famiiiar
taoea arlll be minsiiiB from the op.*ra and
? hnunis of ao.-ieiv. Among theee
aalllng .ire Mr. ind Mrs. Theodore Doog
laa Robtaeon, Mr. and Mrs. C Ledjrard
Blalr and the MIss.'S Kialr, Mr. and Mn
Cornellua Vanderbllt, Mra Flreach Van?
derbllt, Mr. and Mrs Joba K. Drexel and
Miss Iir.-xel, Harv,-y S I_dew and hts
- ter, Mlaa Dlaa Ladew; Krn-*sto Fabbri,
Mr. and Mrs Paul Grand d'Hauteville,
Mr aad Mn. Alfr?-d G. Vand-rbiit aad
Mr. and Mi-. Arthur CUItftBB Jamt-s.
Mi and Mn. William fhurrh Osborn
left town yeeterday for artaoaa, where
? ttrpoea i" apead three weaka
lahbel Berney, who his beon eeaflaed
to the I'ark avenue hou.-e of hls mother,
Mra Charlea T. Berney, hy an attack of
typhoio fe-wr. Is now on tho hlgh road to
Mr*.. f'nrty W. \|.-Vlck.ir has returned
(rom Prench lAck Sprlngs and Is now ut
her apartment. in Kast 37th atreet
Mr. nnd Mrs B Tlffany 1'yer have ar?
rlve. l al the Hotel Gotham from thelr
??lace at Southanipton, aud Wlll remaln
there nntll Jaanary.
Mr. and Mr? Wait.*: X. BUlltaaa ar-'
receirtiig eongratnlatlona oa tha iirth of
B at th.-ir lious.*, on Park avenue.
Mrs. Sllllman was Mins Constance Pratt
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallag Bacha
Miss Mercedes de Acoata gave a |ar^?
luncheon party yesterday at 8h--rry'g for
Mlss Kdlth I.ogan and Miss Aii.irey Os
born, both debutantes of the searon. Tha
1 arty was chaperoned by Miss d>; Acosta'g
eister, Mrs. Oren Root.
Lady Arthur Butler and her daughter,
Mlss Rachel Butler, are at the H't_.-ftr|.
ton. l.ady Arthur ls a daughter of th?
late G.-neral Anson Stager. L S. A., _n.
the wlfe of Lord Arthur Butl.-r. only
brother and next hclr of the Marjul. of
Mrs. Fredeiiek D. Under- 'OOd trtves a
recepttoa this afternoon at her hoage, ib
West 72d street, for the dehut of her
daughter, Mi.sy Holone Daderwood. lt
will be followed by a dinn~*r ami th.-atrg
party and an Informal dance.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Oould .Jer.nlnjrs wifl
entertaln a large house party lor tlie
week end at tholr country place at Falr
1 field, Conn.
Mr. and Mrs Walter O. I*add have ar
rhed at the St. Regls for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Whittnan are at
the Gotham for th* wlnter.
Mr. and Mrs. Anson Phelps Stokog, jr?
leave next week for Palm B<-.eh. Fla.,
for the winter.
Mrs. William A. Street and Mlse Anna
Street have arrlved ln town for the wln?
Temple Bowdoin has arrlved ln town
from hla place at Hamburg-on-the-H-.il*
son. He is in deep mournlng for Mri.
Maglstrate and Mra. Charlea N. Harrlg
have leased No 72 East 66th atreet from
Mrs. E. Rltzeme de Groe for a term af
Mr. and Mra. Seth Low have left town
for Newport, to spend a few daya wlth
Professor and Mra. John W. Burgesg.
Mrs. M. Lawrence Keene Is eetablighed
at No. 7 Eaat 68th atreet for the season.
William Phillips. flrst secretary of the
American Embassy ln London. who *a
returntng home on a long leave of *.o
kOnee, on board the Mauretania. wlll ba
entaitatned at a luncheon In hls honor by
the Pilgrlma Society on Mon lay next at
the Lawyers' Club.
Mr. and Mrs. J'.idah Se.trs. who~e mtr*
'liage took place on October 21, havg
j broi,~*ht thetr wedding trip ta a some
| what premature eloea owing to ?'..<? Hlri'ss
of Mrs. Bearafa alater, Mrs. Balnoet Tif
fany, who recently underwent I -
ful o; ?*ratlon at th* Presbyterlan Hos*
jltal. Mr. and Mrs. Sears aie now at
th,'r ho::i~ at Syosset, I^ong Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Wiliiam Pier?on H.-im'lton
have lssued Invltatlons for a dtaner of
forty at the Colony Club for
Mr and Mrs. George Wolcott Hubbell
have arrlved in town from '.r
Conn., r.nd ar* at t'""!r ! *
3tth street for the s. -.
Mrs. jam-? a. Bardea la booked la nl
on Saturday noxt from Havre .... NeflJ
Mrs. Benjamln S Qatnaaaa ent--rfained
a large par*y at dinner las' algM al Bflf
he.'ise. ir: Washington BquaTB N'-rth.
Mr. and Mrs. Augustus K. Kountz? have
arrlved here from Katonah, N V., and
are at the ilotel Gotham.
Mr. aad Mrs. N". Henry Sabfn and Miss
Ruth Sabln w'll *n!I for Alglera "n No?
vember cs. They ara aow a ti ?
'By T?legraph to Th* Trtbur.* 1
Newport, Nov, Nt?Mlaa faanj
left here to-day for Boston, Where she
will spend the wlnter.
Dr. and Mrs. Joha J. Mason WiQ close
thelr aaaaea ln laonow,
Mr. ond Mrs. W:l!l; m i'. i'iir-11 are
leaving here for Cuba to-morro'.1.
Mra Aadrew C. Dullaa arttl deaa her
aaaaoa on Monday, erhea aha goea to
Phlladelphla for tha winter.
Oeneral Ht.el Mra J. lYed i-;ergon
eloead tti.~*li- season to-day and went to
New York for the winter.
Se-nator and Mrs. QeOTgfl Pflabody **?
Ura i*r tparlng lb return to U'uih
IngtOB for the Wlnti :.
Mrs. George Gordon Klng was a dinner
ent-rtalner this evenmg.
that the world has retuaiued the BBBM
for a thou.and yeat-7
c.ui Bay one deny that the world ia not
further BdVaJMfld baeaflaa Of tho leader
aliip of Cflmar, llannllial, Alexander and
OUT OWfl Washington?
Has any one the effrontery to say
that UM woilil i.i not hetter beeause of
tne work of Columbus, Cabot and Hud?
son ? /
Who ls so poeeiflflBd of mental starva
tioii that would date di-ny that the world
has not advanced beeause of the work of
Darwla, (.eaaoo, Hambotdt and our owa
dear und bt loved Thomas A. Kdison?
ri-Biaaa arlll contlnue, and our auc
MflBOCfli looklng back on our age, will rind
UB ln comparlson more barbaroua than
Wl Hud those of the previoua age.
I'pon the fonndation lald by tho great
of the paat will the wondera be ac.om
pliahed by the great of the future. l'essl
mtst, lf you would lind fault, tind fault
with the existlng conditi <ns so they can
be retiudled, but do not try to take from
the ln-nei'actors of thla earth the glory
they so richly deserve.
New Vork. Nov. 18. 1.1..
CONGRATULATES THE TRIBUNE.
To the Kdltor of The Trlbune.
Slr: I wlsh to congratulate The Trlbune
upon the prlnting in to-day'a lasue of a
map of Turkey that Is a credit beeause
of Its UflOfUln?. G. II. C1.LCK.
New York. Nov. 18, 1912.
TWINS BY OESARIAN SECTION.
To the Kdltor of The T-fbU-M
Slr: ln your paper a few days ago I
n ad an B-t-da U. regard to the Ca?sartan
operatioti performed in a New York hos?
pital lately. ln the John Wells Memorial
Hospital ln New Brunawlck, N. J., about
three years ago, a deformed coiored
woman underwent the Cflflfl?rlafl opera
lion. and both mother and child recovered
Bafely. The same woman had the
(\esarian operatlon performed again in
the BBflM boapttfll laat June, and was
safely dflllverad of twln babie_. This is
rather an unuaual occurrence. The opera?
tlon both tlmes was performed by Dr. A.
I,. Smlth, ono of the medical ataff.
C. J. CAKI'KNDKR,
President John Wells Memorial Hospltal.
New JJrunswick, N. J., Nov. 16, 1912.
HARVARD LEOTURER IN PARIS
Professor George Grafton Wilson Ad
dresses the Sorbonne in French.
Parla, Nov. II ftoffl?Ol George Graf?
ton Wilson, of ll_.ivanl t'niv.- sity, was
greeted by a larga gathertag al l
bonne this afternoon, wlu-n, aa tha Btat
eitiieiai exehange proi'easor trom Harvard
to France, he opened a aartl I "t lecturea
on the subject of "lntemational Law and
the Three Arnericas. ' Half of hl* leetaMl
are to te deliver. -fl in Freiuli .md the
other half in Bngllah.
lle apekfl to-day 1:1 French. d.
int*rnatlonal law and its rolotlofl tj tli**
Couatitutton and Supreme Court of the
NEW YORK FROM THE SUBURBS.
New Yorka budget call* for flve hundred
more pollcemen. Howe.?.-i, BM lonu;
any gympathy for New York.? Olurabia
Those New Tork gunmen ara mu~'i mor*
In favor of a square deal now than lh***'
Tse-r.- when tliey wnt forth ?o gayly to ?I*X
Mayor Oaynor atanda revealed aa the man
of the hour by hls prompt iMBJteaee th*.'
New York utop playing tlie oiy baby nn'
set to work ln earnest to g?*t it? 1 OOO-foot
Chlcago wlll be twenty houra from B**
York. Inatead of elghteen hours, through *h?
wlnter montha. That'g plenty near anutigb.
A New York pollecman aaslgn-d to etcl??
duty lost a eaaa becaua,- he had nev?*r taited
beer, and therefore rould not gwear to tM
artlcle. It ls about aa riangerous to try to
Identlfy b*-er throu*h a New York po'.l-'-tn*--1
aa lt ls through a Department of Agrlcultura
After telllng ot the great guccegg enjoyed
by l?crezta Borl on her Inltlal appearanc*
at the. Metropolitan Opera Houae, Net-r T"""*'
a paper of that city eontlnue.*: "She ii no.
however. entlreiy happy. She alngs o*1'*
twlce a week. Bhe apeaka hut little En.lise
She ta a atranger ln N-w York. She la y>*7
laaaeaaaa" aii of which aeem to be **?*?**-<
ahe ought to flnd eaay to remcdy io m