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ss: Trlbune, Clrculatlon Department.
Why ahould not Colone! Bryan ac
a?ept a' place ln Piajjadent Wilson's Cttb
i- et, lf he Ib asked to do so?for a
ailugle term? Both may perhnps protlt
|.v the arrangement, for a time. Mr.
Wilson may thus secure the alleglanee
of Colone]* Bryan to his (one terml
..dmtnistratlon and the support of tlie
yadlcals who showed their power iu the
r.arty at the Baltimore convention. For
his part, Colonel Bryan. hy BXJCOptirjg
?he place of chlef advlser to the admin
l*tration. may ealn the opportunity to
Iteap in the centre of tlie stage. If
Governor Wilson may *ce some reason
lo fear having Colonel Bryan in I po
aitlon of indopendeiu-c, a rival source
pf DaPaaXnatk policy, ? leader who
mlght make the Dennn rucy flurinc: tlie
? four yeara a two-rlng ihow, Colo
Bryan, on the other band, may not
i feel bo aara bi ha would like to of hla
tltion for the futore if off in Uncoln
having no direet band In what the
p.m bl ICCOmpliflbing. Four years of
that mlght make blm forgotten or
cauae hlm to be r* ted an Intolerable
bore becanae <?f his efforta to koep binv
ItpU from balng for-otteii.
Tlie only ?ay for both tlie chief tip
ures of tlie Hemooracy to be sure that
j will be alwaya ln tlie limelight is
for than to koep together. if one were
' tn Waahingtoa and the other ln Lttv
eoln the HmeUgbl mlght Ueker from
,> c> pJace and each nilfht fear thnt
aronld eome permgnontlj to ahtdo
with the other. Keoptng tofethor for
the oaka of party rjnity and unity of
. igot, it it is dc'idcii opori, arlll
bara Ita dithVuities gud inc<>n\enicnce?i.
Colone) itnan is a rorjr lartre mau to
i re ahrgya sittinc gloaiejalda of you.
My. Wilson, however. will i>e able to
OJMM tJM B9P9 "f his otlice to help
blm overshadow th<' einnt Bl his elbmv
! upon the streneth of tho proprle
tO keep Colonel-Bryan froiu nnik
the place wfeere he rita the head of
table. Colonel Bryan. on his part,
wlll he under an oblitration to looh as
Milionlinatc 91 hi C9JL
Phla oblipition donbtles* woiiltl be
intolerable t?> t'olnnel Bryan if it were
Uot for the fact thnt 1t wlll exM only
l >r b shorl time. Vou <-an put ti[) with
lahnoat anything if it doea not baat too
long. if the obUgntloa aataaadad he
IfOnd the sitiRle term the colonel eOOld
. not ba axpected to uiafJartaka it. if by
ftitering into the t'abinet he tacitly
yiedired himself tO iet the President
lave first shot at tlie next Democfatic
jiomination tbe oolonH would probably
prefer to take his chaneaa rm remain
Ing in Uncoln. But that contiticcncy
is provided ft?r. When the time comes
the Secretary of State may deelare that
I regarda the sinnle term plank of the
lb-mrK-ratic platform as solemnly bind
lle has said so all along, and his
DOg of office would not change
t i. ts. What will bappen then Is
t gofhj to say.
It is hard to provide roora for a
"colonel" in a party. It will be nice of
|fr. Wilson to more up and make room
;a?.r his colonel. Overerowdinp; niay be
[ felt but it wlll be only for a alngle
THE PLANS OF THE ALLIES.
Ihe allled Balkan States present
I thelr cotnpliments to the great powers
!of F)urope and thank them for thelr
fkird. though belated. offer of niedlatlon,
j tnt respectfully beg to docline the same.
! for the reason that the Porte has now
| Hddressed itself directly to the allies
and they are therefore enabled to ar
i range terms of peace without any out
aide ald. That ls substantlally the news
nf the day, and it ls a loglcal and con
nistent continuatiou of the programme
which tbe four states some tlme ago
adopted and have thus far pursued with
f.delity and sticcess. For there has just
been disdnsed, through the well ln
formed columns of "Le Tempa." of
l'arls, coiillrmatlon of our statement
thal the coujpact among the Balkan
States for concerted war agalnst Tur
kay dates from shortly after tlie Austro
Jlung:trian seizure of ihe Servlan prov
inces of Bosnia and Herzegovina. That
arbitrary act was commltted in the fall
pf 1!?os. nnd the next year an alliance
between Buljrarla and Senda was con
sldered. with the ericouragement of
Kussia, though lt waa not actually
signed until March of the present year.
, U waB the act of Austrla-llungary,
however, which suggested it. After
this alliance hecame an accompllsbed
fact Greece and Montenegro were re
apectlvely taken Into the league, whlch
was not folly completed untll last
Auguet, only a few weeks before the
The compact not only provided for
? concerted action agalnst Torkey, but
aleo prescribed tbe dlvlslon of the
apolls of war. The allies were appar
ently certaln of Just about auch success
a? they have now largely achieved?
that Ib to aay, of cruahlng Tnrkey and
nverrunning the emplre before there
waa anything like lnterventlon by the
powora, and so of themselves, as they
hoped. maklng the ferms of peace. It
was agreed that Montenegrn should
have the half of Novihaznr lylng BTtal
of the Lin Hiver, and also the northern
end of the vilayet of Scutarl. dOWB tO
the Btrer Diin. Oraaea ara_ to ber*
the acajtlhhrn portkai of .lanina. and
ai?o of Monaatlr probably as (ar aaal
us the Vardar River. but not ineludin-:
Salonion. gafrta wns to have the ?
er:i balf of Norlbaaar, the aoal
lotirtlftlis t.f Scutari. the nortli?-ni parl
Of Motiastlr ;md the bulk of KoeSOVO?
e\erythitig north of a line rannlng from
Vranja, south of Uakob, to Lake Ocbri
cl.i ar.d thence to tho Adriafk' l
neiir P.nstora. whbh would nearf.
dooMe her area. Bulgaria irai to take
moal of what araa left, exceptiiig Con
stniitiiujple and t!;e s!<nr<~- ot Ibe BtraitB,
BBd perhaps BjbJO Sahmica. The wbole
eompad araa to rematn in force for
twenty-five years. and the :itt.*c*k ui"?"
Turkey was to begLn ln Sepfentber. int
in?.liately after tlie harvr^f, with ? bope
of finishitiR the eampalgn before win?
ter nt ln.
Seldom in his-tory has any B_C_ pro
craiiiiiie be<? _*org t^joditio.isly nnd
eompletely carrled out. to the polnt of
effectinir the flnal vetllemenr. Jintl there
la little doubt that that settlemenl
would also be promptly made, ln tho
partitlonlng of the con-iuercd terrltory,
if tbe allies were left to themselves.
The factor of the creat powera is now,
however, ltkely to come into play, and
it may be that the allies wlll stifYer a
certaiu moral hetrayal. As we havej
said. they entered into tbe COtnpad
arltb the eflcotiiaircinent of Ra8sla,and
prcsiiunihly trrJBted to Roaala to re
strain the other powers. partinihirly
Aiis'ria-IIungary. from intcrt'erlng with
its azeentloa But now that trust ap>
paan tO he raln. for while Roaala h?v
p.ev.,lent!y expresses good will toward
thpin, she makes it clear that she \\i!l
not ralse a hand to ald them in the
realization of their deatgna, but will
gtra way before the threatenltigs of
Austrla-Hungury, Just as she did four
years ago. That is the cirouinstance
whieh involves in uncertainty the flnal
exeeution of tbe plans of the Balkan
CAUGHT NAPPING MORALLY.
For n party of morallty the Progrcs
sive party inisses a good many moral
tricks. It tnlssed one. a blg one. when
it tried in some Btatea to steal the Re?
puhllcan party's name and place on the
baUot The results ln atatea frhere this
was trled show the ce-sequtnce. it
mlaafjfl another when it set ont t,. de
elare tbat it would have bo part ln any
fusion tO deliver this clty from Tain
iiiany Hall. Ita tailnre to paaa the res?
olution it intended to paaa Bgalnsi
fusion __*_lcataa thal there came to it
? diin sense that it was headed Btralftll
-g_ii__ th,. enrranl etew of good poltt
ical rnorals. Bul when it saw lt araa
going arrong it did nol tora back. On
a nioral lasoe the riew p.'irty of moral
Ideala balted and Bbnffled. No one
knows whithcr it is bOtUHL Its leaders
would like. lf they dared, tO MCfiflCS
the interests of the city to what they
conceive to be the Interests of their
party in quite the way of the most un
ragenerate oid bos_ led party, in a
word, the new party is enught hehav
ing just llke the worst of the old parthM
which have made niunicipal government
B hyword hy iu.ieeting their meanine
leag national partisanshlp Into clty
cajnpalgna it is thus caught and
stands shamofaeed, as a morally supe
rior jiarty should, but it has not aban
doned its attitude.
controller Prendergast has the acut
est politieal conseience ln the whoip
new party, thotigh it mny have beefl
shnrponed hy the fact that he holda of
flee as a result of a fusion and by Ihe
further fact that he did not get a DOm
inatton for the governorship I'.ut.
however sharpemsi, tho Progreaalvea
should try the edre of the Controller'i
moral sense on every party poliey af
fecting the rnunlelj>nlity before adopt
ing lt. Failure to do no in this caae
baa eoet them sopport Fot artaat Bhall
it proflt tbe puhlie to have a new party
lf its attitude in innnleipa] campuigns
is to be no more enlightened than that
of Tnroroanv itseif.
THE RHODES PUPILS.
It will prohably be wise not to take
too tuiich to heart ihe reported erlti
clsins of Dr. Parkin, of Oxford, upon
the American students who have gone
to that university on the Rhodes fov_
datlon. Dr. Parkin is the exocutlve
secretary of the Rhodes Seholarshlp
Trust, and as such ls naturally and
commendahly solieltous for its honor
and lts most benetkial administratioi!.
That on his vislt to this country and
in an address to the National Associa?
tion of State T'nivorsitk's he BbOOld
frankly express his estlmate of the nti
tnerous pupils who are now cnjoylng
the beneflts of that trust is fitting and
should be advantageous to all con
Brleflf stated, Dr. Parkin n
one-tbird of the students as htdonglfal
to a hlgh grade, and a second third as
fair. while to the reinaining third be
would apply the observation of Pope on
Ha8 in aniber. wcitiderint; how they ever
got there. That ls not flatterlttg to
American students as a whoh>. but
then fiattery is not what is desired. but
rather a faltbful statement of the facts,
or of what the Oxford autborlties con
celre to be the facts. We know tliat
a considerable proportion of the Bkodag
students from this country are of hlgh
grade. Their record in their own coun?
try indicated lt and their record at Ox?
ford has abundantly confirmed it. Proh?
ably jiobody here ever expected that
they would all turn out Admlral.le
('rlcbtons. or will be much surprlsed
to know that a certatn number of them
do not impress English university men
as partlcularly creditable to American
It must be borne in mind, however,
tbat the critlcismg of these students
are made according to English stand
ards, whlch are not necessarlly iden
tlcal witb or superlor to ours. There
are young men whose merita are so
bigh ns to be apparent to all. There
Bla others who may be hnrdly less
meritorlons, yet wbo, because of pe
cullarities of te__[>erament or certaiu
idiosyncrasies, may not ln their youth
so well ap'teal to atrangera, and thla La
etrneclally likely to be the caae when,
as ln this Instance, men are not Judsed
-imply by aeademio scholarship, which
inL'ht be a matter of exact and univer
sal standanls. but by their athletic
UlOWCBH gnd their social QpjaJttleg as
well. a-- t-> which personal taste and
opinion must determine.
Th9 comments which this Bngllah
crifJc has made apoa the Ainerican
Rbodee BTjhoiniSi therefore. may be
aomewhai Uke thooa arblch an Bngltah
liian mi'-'ht niake upon the Kngllsh. stu
denta al any Ehsjdlah ui.iversity, or an
Amerieaii rjpOO the Amerieans nt one of
OWn institutions. with the excep
tlon that baettJM of their alien orlglg
they an- |n rhaps BbBO intimately ap
preclatlve and thus less authentic.
They aie. bOWaTpT, to be recaieed aa a
wf-lciiiie p-velation of what Knglish
ii.en nt Oxford think of our dalaajptaa,
and they nny deservedly have BOttM
| upon future seleotinns.
'Ihe Washingloii cnno^pondt-nt of
'The New York Evcning Post" tells a
Btory whieh throus much Hghi on th"
past gnd BOma on the future of P.miio
cratlc attempta at tariir rarlalon. He
eral w^oks ago h NOW Fng'.ind
protoetlonlal aaJd to Oaenr W, Under
?i. chnirman of the Way. aaw
liaani Cotnmlttpa of the Houae of
tatlvaa. during a vibit to
"Don'l vii .1 know, Mr Cnderwood.
?that |f your bill redUClng tha tnriff
"on COtton tr-xtlles had bOCOmi
?Mt would have caneed fl panlc in the
Mr. Dnderwood did not ndmit that
ha knew any BUCh thlng, but hf said:
"Wa knew- that it woukl not becomo a
Tliere, is n world of atgnlficance m
ta ? remarka aa regarda tha
? 1,-ed i-oint of approacn frotn which
the new Congraaa arlll meet tha buo
.!<?> t of tarlfl revlsinn. It I." seiioua
bualneaa now. not poiitics.
That is exRctly in line with what Re
publlcana have been saying about Mr.
1'nderwood's pppgUB hills and com
pletOly justities Mr. Taft's vetoes.
Now that the Democrats fnce the renl
wnrk of tarlff revlsinn it ls evident
that thelr own supporters will not
stand for the reductlons whlch they
pr<ip.ised in order to docolve the peo?
ple. The Southern I>ctnocrat.s who
were perfectly willlng to delude the
rotera with visions of swoeping n-duc
tion ln the cost of cntbm goods and of
siiu'.'ir are now be^innini: to ennsider
gontbern interests 1n eotton mllN 9Dd
BUgar plantations. "The Kvenim; POPf
(..n.-.|?,ndent pndieta a stn.nger pro
teal agnlnal ratting down cotton dnttea
from the Sotith than from New Tng
l.-uid And the angtr sehedule. be says.
tfaremtena even more etnbarrassmont.
We are far from gtorylng in tbe pr?s
pecl of theae troabloe. We ahoald Uka
to see the inevitable revislon of thO
tarlfT made speedily. and result in in
creased prosjierity for tlie wbola COUtV
try. But Bepublli ans have a right to
some satisfaction, in view of the re
proachea dtractad agalnat them, over
admlBBiona that the Mlia the Preaident
was lilamed fot BOl siunim; W0P9 BOl
made to be Blgnod, and over the evi
dence thnt the Demoorats are as much
hanipered by tlie pro<?Hiro of bu-lm
Interests as the.v wore blaiued for
MAKING STREETS DIRTY.
Mayor Caynor's conunents on UttCTOd
stroets and tlie peraooa raapoonlhle for
then maj be Bomowhat taaty, but they
are dlstinctly to the point. 'I hey are
applicable. mnreovei. to a much wider
drde thati the storckecpers, wliom he
condemna for aweeping their rabbiab
into the Btreeta, and the patrolmen,
wbona be bolda reaponaibla for permit
tJng it. Tlie p4-r-ons WhO tOOB their
Dewapopera Into tha eutter when they
are tbxongb with them mlght objed to
tl.e Ma\ot's eharaeterizallon of them
as "harbarians." Yet they are as-nr<'d
l.v thouulitless and contribute unntves
aarlly to the work Of the Street Cle.m
ing Department and tO the lifter ln Ihe
Honaeboldera and <-torekeepers who
habituaiiy aweep papera, diacarded
boxea gnd other rnbbiab into tlie gotter
in ihe calm assurance that the city will
eventiially relievo them of further care
of the stutT are a miisance. in tba C0?>
mon and tlie legnl nieaning of that
word, and propor BOhjecta for pollet
grjttrity. BfWg tlmuch they be "bar
barians," | few trlpa to eotirt and the
paviiient of a fBW flnoa mlght soon
teach them that there ls po warrant for
"nasty" habita of that klnd. it is for
the patrolmen and their stiperiors to
teach that losson. Meantlme porhaps
anotlier "clean-up da\" would help
along the oduoational process, espooial
ly if if were superintended by the po?
lice with cornpnlsnrv methods rather
than bv volutiteer a.'encles with rJMMrl]
GRADE CROSSING FUNDS.
(inveruor Dix's action ln retoing
ii]ipropnations fot contlnuance of the
work of eliminating grade crossings
has compelled the upstate Public 8er
vice Oommlaaton to ask for tin uppro
priaUon of $000,000 Cof the comlng
year, and doubtless the 1st lu'strlct
Cnmmlaaioii glao wiii have to ask for
an unusually large stim for this w<irk
la 101.T having got nothing this year.
It was Wtttag than a penny-wlse
pound-foolisli notion whlch cauned
Governor Dix to take that action. lt
was either a misconception of the laws
of the state in their bearinc on this
work or inabillty to comprehend the
danger of crossing> at grade to trav
ellers by rail and road.
It ls lo be hoped the iiifouiing (Jov
ernor aud the new I>eglslature wlll be
alive to this ne-osity. Its platform
pledges the Hemoonitie party to un at
tempt to abolish "all geadg crossings
in the state under existing laws." If
tbose in authority llve Bp to this
paaVlge they must innke approprlations
each year large enou^'h to carry along
the work. reuardless of whether tlie
state already bas funds Hpiiropriated
for that purpose but tuiexpended, for
the -existing laws" permit the atate to
undertake the abolition of a grade
CNPaJng only w lien it has the money
to set u*ide for its shaie of the eutire
cost of the work. Once that money
has been apportioned, it Is spent so
far as the state's agencies are con
cerued, though it may uot have passed
out of the state's hauds in payment
for completed work. Governor Dix
could not or would not understand thls.
and consequentlv there hns been no
?jade Cl-aalng work in 1912 except
that provided for in previous years. If
the state Ls to be rid of "all grade
CltsMtnga" as soon as possible. no <Jov
ernof and no Leerislatiire should let
meb a sttrjatSoa he taroagM about
BtoMlet Prendergast has taken a pot
shot at the Armies of the Lord.
The gangmen have brought the an
cicnt nnd honorahle occupatlon of
sword bearcr down to riate by having
"pistoi c;irrirrs." In an effort to proto.-t
tlicms. Ivcs against the Sulllvnn oon
caaled iraapooa law. There's nothing
new ander the s-.in, even ln gangdom.
A MlnneapnllB Judge sets the example
of imposlng a heavy sentence upon a
man who had dnven an automoblle
recklessly, although nobody was hurt,
oti tha prtnclple lhat he almost surel>
arould hare killed Bocnebody if there
bad been an;. body in the streets to kill.
That BhOUld gtre a whoh some warning
to thoae who think that they are free
to run as they plaaaa so long as they
do not hurt any body, and who conse?
quentlv take the longent of chances.
flaflklaaa drlvlng ls reprehcnslble and
should be punishable, whether it
causes fatal results or not.
The resolution of the sophomores at
Swarthmoro to haze only those fresh
nien who are fresh BOggMtl tho In?
teresting inqutry how freeh a fro. h
n.an must be to deserve hazlng.
The sentencing of two London women
to tcrms of four and slx months ln Jall,
respectively, for urnashing wlndows ln
Bond street will not be denounced as
oppressive and cruel by any thought
ful per.son who conslders what would
be done to a rnun who smiuthed wln?
dows ln Malden Lane or Flfth avenue.
And does not the demand for equal
rights loglcally lmply the lmposltlon of
Mr. Prendergast charges hls fellow
Rull Mooses wlth prnctlcally paying of
themselveH, "We are the people." Or
L? lt, "I am the state"?
In fplte of the fact that deer hunters
have taken to wearing red caps and
coats to runrd ngainst fatalltlc s.
tiihiilation .'how- that slnc* Pcptember
1 the record for mistaken Bboottngl ln
the Michigan and Wtaeonala aroodahaa
been broken. Appaicntly the huntern
must wear armor of Harveylzed sto"l
if they want to feel BBOdaratety safe.
In the "Improved" rtible there i- nn
Atfaaaleaa Bdaa ari i aa Braleaa one,
The interstate Comnleree commis
sion has daefdad that chlckens are not
cattta, Perhapa II wiii now 1.11 aa
"Why is a mmise when lt splns"'"
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
The made-to-meaaure bat pin wliirh hns
appaarad ln london hl not a .-ure for the
sharp polnt nu naee. according to the
iiii.i .i-.-r of a InrK" riill!in>-ry t-jtaMlsh
BM i.t "It _e*_8Ba good. hut It I* Mlly,"
he sal<! "The plaa is ta <lip the plns
? if they w''.l not proj^ct h?.).',r..l lli>
bat brlta. That would be all rlght If
the pln were worn wlth thal partirular
bat only But sippose a pln made for
? Inch hrlm I* worn wlth a hat whleh
1* only half aa larg.. where ls the pn
te tion'."' Mt) pald also that "polnt
giiiiriH" of mitny drultrns had been BUUla
and off<r< d for Bale, 1, ?] t tliat none had
Iicrom* popular. "Hy tlio tmie a real
I-....I mm cnniM on th?> market the long
hat pln whlch 1.i already becomlng
Bhorter -wlll have gone out of style."
"Had your diamonds stolen UVtalyf" ln
aulred the eub roporter, "Eagagad to any
"Klndly omit banaHtlea," re^ponded ti a
rtags favoiita "Actreaaaa d..n't talk that
kmd of .iiiff aowadaya if i am la bo
Interriewed, l shall disruss ethb-al euee*
Uona only." -Washlngton Heiiild.
THI AYKKAGI. MAN.
1 take no Joy in de*ds of war
In H ilkKii Hatea T do not know
What eltlier *lde In flghting for
Nor who wlll land the flnal hlow;
My greater thought, from these r*mot*.
Is how to buy an overcoat.
I turn a deaf ear to th? crowd
Whleh ahouts of graft and crlm* and
Tbough I admlt T am not rroud
Of tlie condition New York's ln;
tTnrlghteouaneH3 I can't condole,
Rut- How ahout my winter coal*
To me the BBfBB Show ia a thlna:
Of no Importance. For my part
lts Jewels, coHtumes, women, brlng
No interest. I'm sad at heart
With f'hrlstmas near, and prices hlgh,
How can I cherlshed presents buy?
The auffrageftes? C)n every sld*
I/oiid criis of rlght and wrong are
Some ln cquallty take prlde,
Some for the hotmewlfe have a word -
Comes to my mlnd while others talk:
When bllzzards blow, whoMl sweep my
A. W. U.
"O^ueer Boston man o\er ln that ror
ner; I can't get blm latereated ln Kmer
aon, or Longfellow, or l'Mlllpa Hrooks."
"Try '.loe' Wood on him."?Pittsburgh
'The modern hospital ls a *anitary work
shop. 1'ntll a few years ago It wus a
place where slek people could be kept
untll they reenvered. Nnwadays It ls a
workshop wher* they are made well,
says Dr. W. B, Russ In a recent _BM8
of "The Jourpal of the American Medlcal
Association " "To-day our units are the
same, but our "onMruction ia stoel and
concrete. We have no carpets and dust
catchers. Our furnlturc Is of. whlte en
ame). We have fornaken the old-timn
heat reglsters, wlth their dunt and soot.
We have steam radlator* thnt glve noth?
ing Into the slckroom. We have pcreens
on our wlndowa to deny admlsslon to the
fly and the mowjulto and other tnsects
that may earry the organtsms of dl.tease
We know that sunllBht Ia one of diulx
ways of curlng B_Ua_B8 and that fresh alr
_ one of the greutest phyalclans In the
world, so that we bulld our modern ho.4
i-itals with wlndowa facing to the aun,
with alr space measured ln terms of cublc
feet for tha plck."
"I don't thlnk ahe ecer had a gown that
cxaetl> l-lted her."
".She admlts that she never had. Her
amlttion Is to attire herself Ln an um
brella COVar, and che'll traln down to it,
too, one of these days."?Loulsvllle Cou
Bpeaklng edltortally of the proposed me
morlal to Lord Llster, ' Tho Lancet"
tjuotea Lord Avebury. who said at .he
Manslon House meetlng: "No one, with
the possible exceptlon of Pasteur, has
done so much to mltlgate the eufferlngs
of poor human nature." The memorlal
commission has provlded for a medalllon
In the north alsle of W.stmlnster Abbey.
a public monument ln London and an
International Llstt r Memorlal Fund.
"Thus." adds "The Lancet." "the mem
ory of one who recelved in hls llfetime
the homage and gratitttde of the entlre
clvllized world wlll be cclebrated ln our
national cathedral: our metropolltan clty
will have lts monument to hls fame, and
the arorhera la -etyfree, arhoaa home tn in
all lands 808888 tbe llght of wlsdom and
knowledge has ahed its beneflcent rays,
\\!I1 have th" name of liatBf permamntlv
kcpt greea among them."
'I suppose vou will Insist on I revision
of the tariff?"
"Yes," replled tbe aewty elected mem
ber of Congress.
"How do roa vrant II rerlaaflT1
"1 haven't made up niy mind. The
thing of Importanca la to keep inalatlng
ln a loud tOO Of voli??? that wlll keep mv
constltuents gpprlaed of the faet thal I
am a busy patrlot.' ?Washlngton fc'tar.
A DEADLY ENCOUNTER
Suffragist Grapples with Bull Moose
Spinster?Weapons Burning Words.
To the F.dltor of The Trlbune.
Sir. "A Bu!l Moose Spinster." as she
slgns herself, should leave "her place ln
her home" once ln a while and get Into u
new clrcle of wom-n, In ord.r to know
that women nre r.ot as bad as men. If
she would read the dally papers and
magazlnes other than thoaa deslgned for
the home she would soon learn that near?
ly all the ertBM In the world ls commltt-d
by BBaa, and that only a very, very small
percentage of women are bad. She *hould
go to chur.-h, to women's club moetlmrs
and aromaa'a suffrage HiaallllgB Hhe
would thea disiovcr that her sex, as a
whole, 1h better than men. and that con
ditlons now exlst whlch woman's interest
In her home would lead her to ameliorate.
She blames the "palnted faces and lnde
cent and eccentrlc clothes" worn by some
women to woman'a suffrage. Women do
not vote In Rosevllle, N. J., her "home,"
do they? I have teen some bltter antl
suffraglsts palnted and dressed ln the
latest "eceentric fashion." In fact. a
certaln lariles' journal, tha edltor of
whlch presumes to dictatc how women
shall thlnk, also dlctatea these fashlonu
and advertlses Caoa palnt.
Sho says tho majorlty hopo suffrage will
never be thrust upon them. It never will
ba, Wotii.n who hiive tiot hataUlgeaoa
enough to vote, or who are as bad as the
men, or who cannot have the bOOM for a
few mlnutes once a yeaf to vote, wlll
never be compelled to do ho. But aetther
have btich women, even lf ln the major?
lty. nor a majorlty af the men, ojiy rlght
ta preeenl women from a voico ln the
Boreraroeat to whieh they are aubjeet,
any moi?- than 8708)00 have a rlght tO
prereat aiea Crora ro?ag> Thla rlghl to
a voic? la one'a gorenuneat is a <iod
glven, natural rlght. Even lf WOflMO
had less lllllllllgaafa thaa men, that
would not tak.; away li' r rlght-. Mr
chanlcs and laborers are not as lntelll
gent as Judgi _, but that doea not dls
frant hlse them. Boma m<-ri ar.- not allgjl*
bta for Jur> cluty ai niliitary cl ity. I?..-.i
thal alafraiM hlaa them?
if "wummi h place is in the kocae*' and
Mie cannot bave It for a few mlnuUs
once a year to vote. _he suiuly has BO
right to leave it o>- the hour erery areeh
to go to ehareb or to market, and cer
talnly If the head of the family is a
worthleas drunkard or la dead the woman
haa no right to Itave th>. home all day
?very day te aara a Brtag for bereelf
and chlldren. Yet "woman's place is ln
ls lt any worse for women to o,ira,l?
after dark" in tbe brllhantiy lighted
Kifth avenue than to walk "after dark"
to church ln a llttle. dark country town?
is lt as bad hh betag pedhed arltb _aaa la
the Btree, aratehlag a parada af any kind,
or rldlng In crowd.d cars?
Is It any worso for a woman to east
her ballot on.e a year than to "wleld"
her laJliianna toward right vottngf And
Is lt any worse to work for tba OaUea of
justlce to aforaea than to t< | al rn.m for
contrtbutlons to a church f.iii 1
Tho vtcl.us splr:t "A Bull Mooaa Spin?
ster" manlfeata laarard bar | Bbtta spint
ed ?lst< rs, who are gfrlag tlme, work
and moi,..y to iitt.i n th.-lr own natural
rlghta and thoaa of her sex who have the
gOOd of their country at lieart, ls about
tha B_aet "unwomanly" and r.ally "man
nlsh" thlng I know. Sho ls not anked to
do anytblng but keep bar "place In the
home." She has no rlght to take her
tlme to wrlte for the BeWBpepera She
should bo "establlahlna prlinlplca to flt
Bi uls for heaven," aa she says, inste.id.
Why does she not say something abotu
the "antl-suffragettes" who are loavtng
"their place ln the home" and "re_tlessly
gaddlng about"? I suppose thls ls not
' u, g.ueratlng"? "Do jou suppose tho
Lord admlres such" aa they and you,
Mi-s Bull MOOaa Spinster?
OM_ __________ [_4TT__H-aTr__l IN THK
Kew York, Nov. 19, 1913.
"THE MOUSE MAN"
The Cat's Logical Succeasor Is a Pict
ures que, Wry Necked Indivldaal.
To the Kdltor of The Tribune.
Sir: If the professor in the TTnlversily
of Kansas succeeds In protectlng blrds at
the cost of tha family cat, who is to pro
tect the family against rats and mlce?
The logical answer to the ahove conun
drum ls: "The Mouso Man." He ls a
ploturcsque, wry riecked Indlvldual of
downcast nilen and furtlvo alr. The latter
Is powdbly aaoaad by hls calllng, but then,
Bgaln, there may be a bafl peaaatag hard
against hls scrupulouslv doaa but sadly
frayed ollar. Thls Mouse Man arrlves
betlmes with a vallse 1111ad wlth traps of
the boomcrang varlety, and sets 11*880 BO
Kkllfiilly that not once ls he caught In
the process?or elsewhere. After thls pre?
llminary vlslt. he calls every morning to
Inspect the traps and earry off the
rodenta if aothtag ls caught in a week's
tlme, he concludes hls reputation has
acared away the llttle torments and
gathcrs up his traps and disappears. not
ta call agaln untll sent for. What he
does with thn mlce nol.ody knows. But
B8 wear* such a mysterioua alr of traglc
hlstory I fancy he may be the proprl.tor
of a "vully fine lestlant" somewhere In
Chlnatown. KRED CAMERON.
New York, Nov. 19, 1912.
To the Edltor of The Trlbune.
Sir: In regard to a possible cause for
some railroad wrecks, any one standlng
on the bridge at New Rochelle and look
Ing down on the Lracks may see thls:
Tles that are very old, one or two half
rotted away; a whole serles cut into by
wheels of a train at one ttmc "off the
track"; tles held by one fplke whero the
plate has holes punched for two. Surely
a sectlon In need of repalr. and heavy
train* going over these badly secured ralls
many tlme* every hour. T 8MITH.
N*w York, Nov. 19. 1911
People and Social Incidents
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
[From The Trlbune Bureau. 1
Washlngton. Nov. 20.-The President
played golf on the Chevy Chase Hnks
this afternoon with Major Rhoadea. hla
ald. and Mr. Hlllos. Mrs. Taft drove out
to the Chevy Chase Club with her alster.
Mrs. ThOOaaa K. Laughltn. and Countess
de Chambrun. and watched the play.
Mrs. Taft occupied a box at the Co
lumbla Theatrc to-nlght to see Charlotte
Walker ln "The Trall of the l.onesome
Pltie.' With her were Mrs. Laughlin
and Captaln Uttlo and Lleutenant Rock
wcil. White House alda.
The itBBPlBfll has accepted the invlta
tion of the Southern Relief Soclety to
attend the Chaxity Ball, on the evening
^ of January 2b.
Charles D. Hilies and Carmi Thonipson
were dlnner guests of Mr. Taft to-nlght.
[From The Tribune Bureau. i
Waahington. Nov. 31'.?The Secretary of
the Navy and Mrs. Meyer wlll glve u dln?
ner on Saturday night ln honor of Mtss
1*80991 Merrlam and James F. Curtla,
arboaa aaarilaga arlll oeoor on Novem?
geeratary and Mrs. Meyer will take a
party of guests to tlie Army-Navy foot?
ball game on Saturday, November 80.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORP9.
fFrom The Trlbune Bureaii.]
Washlngton, November 5).-The German
Ambassador and Countess von Bernstorff
have lasued invltationn for the ttrst two
of a series of dlnner parties whlch they
glve aooh ecason. The flrst ls to be glven
on W'dnesday and the aecond on Frlday
of next week.
Mr. Haniel von Haimhausen. counsellor
of the German Embasay, returned thia
mornlnf? after an absence of several
weeka ln Furope. Mrs. von Halmhauaen
did not aecompany hlm.
M J.#e Febvre de la Boulaye, the new
second secretary of the French Embaasy,
haa leased No. 17m N street for the aea
son, and, with Mme. Le Febvre de la
Boulaye, has taken possesalon af the
Kalf Bey, counsellor and aecretary of
the Turkish Fmbaaay here, haa racelved
instructlons to take up permanent dutles
with the embassy in London. He wlll
leave Washlngton on Saturday.
IN WASHINGTON 80CIETY.
[9*1 aai Tlie Trlbun* Bureau I
Waahington, Nov. 20.?That part of ao
ciety whlch mourna the dlsbanding of
the Bachelora, whose annual german ?
were the chlef soclal events of Washlng?
ton llfe for more than forty years, are
assured that the action waa necessary,
and that a reoraanlzatlon wlll take place
ln the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. Babson Ladd, of Boston,
with thelr daughters. Miss Alica Ladd
and Miss Amelia Ladd. arrlved in Wash?
lngton to-nlght to attend the marrlage
of thelr son, John Wood Brooks Ladd,
and Miss Alice Gatca Boutell. daughter
of the Mlnlster to Swltzerland and Mrs.
Boutell, on Thankaglvlng Day. Misp
Mary Hourno, of Maine, a cousln of Miss
Boutell, accompanled them. Affalra 1n
honor of Miss Boutell include a luncheon
party to-morrow, with Miss Josephlne
Maaon, a bridesmaid. as host^ss. Others
of the wedding party who wlll entcrtaln
for her are Miss Katherlne Holbrook, a
c;ird party on Saturday; Mlsa Worthlna;
ton, an informal tea, and Mlsa Effinger.
a -li:i e at Kauschera.
The Aaslatant Secretary of the Navy
utiil Mrs. Hcekman Wlnthrop wlll have
as a guest on Sunday, the mother of
Ml . U'ltithrop, Mrs. Wood, of New York.
They wlll cntertaln her through the week
and t-he wlll aecompany thelr party to
the football game on Saturday, Novem?
The Assistant Secretary of State and
Mrs. Iluntlngton Wilson have returned
to WaahfaaftOfl from a vlslt In New Vork.
Mrs. Itlehard Reld Rogers wlll go to
N'.?w York to-morrow, accompanled by
Miss Kllzaheth Rogers. They wlll attend
the horse show and remaln several days.
Amoria the most Important dates whlch
Mra. Rogers has arranaed for the wln?
ter are a dance on Decemher 17, and n
dlnner paity on December 26, the latler
In honor of Miss Marguerite Draper, to
precede the Draper ball.
Mrs Marahall Field has arrived ln
Washlngton for the wlnter, after apend
Ing the season abroad, and hae taken
possession of the house ln 16th etreet
whlch ahe haa leased.
Mr. and Mrs. IOdson Bradley *lll re?
turn to-morrow from New York.
Mayor Names Committee to
Plan Oity Celebration.
Mayor Gaynor heartily approved vea
terday a auggeatlon m;ide to hlm by a
group of promlnent cltizena that a com?
mittee be appolnted to plan and carry
out a celebration of the three hundredth
anntversary of the aettlement of Manhat?
The Idea does not contemplate an ex
posltlon ln tho ordinary aense of the term,
but It includea diaplaya of artlstic, floral,
vegetable and oommerclal produeta,
coupled with a world's aerlea of aquatle
and other athletlo eports, carnivala of
varlous kinds and conventiona of varioua
organlzatlona of business and professlonal
men. It ls suggested that there would be
no necesslty to put up bulldlnga, and that
the cost of It all would be Inalgnlncant
from tho vlewpolnt of what mlght be done
ln the courao of a celebration iaatlng for
a perlod of about three months.
The Mayor prcmlaed to appolnt a com?
mittee of one hundred cltizena to under
take auch a celebration for the cornlng
summer. The llrst settlement of Man?
hattan Island w;is on a apot now covered
by No. 41 Broadway. ln November, 1613.
Among those who called upon the
Mayor to interest hlm ln the propoaitton
were John Aapegren, preatdent of the
New York Produce Exchange; Henry L.
Hog'-rt, jaraaMaat of the Holland Soclety;
William A. Citnip, president of the New
York Frult Exchange; Charlea Fuller,
prt-sldent of the Brooklyn L?eague; E. H.
Uary, chalrman of the executlve commit?
tee of the l.'nited Stntea Steel Corporatlon;
?l F. Martln, prealdent of the Merchants
and Munufacturers' Exchange; Lulgl 8o
lari, prealdent of the Itailan Chamber of
Commcrce; Willard N. Taylor, prealdent
of the Maritlme Association of the Port
of New York, and Edmund Wetmore,
president of the Sona of the Ravolutlon.
TO AMEND INSURANOE LAW.
State Superinteadent Will Ask Legis
lature to Ohange License Act.
Albany. Nov. 20.?Superlntendent Em
mi ti of the State Inaurance Department,
said to-day that he would recommend to
the next Leglslature amendments to the
Inaurance law to meet the recent de
clslon of the Court of Appeals declarlng
unconatitutlonal the brokera' llcenae law.
Thla atatute requlred an apptlcant to
devote his whole time to real estate and
NEW YORK SOCIETY. ?
Weddlngs scheduled for to-day Include
that of Miss Martha Knox Orr. daughter
of the late Alexander M. Orr. to Carl L
Vletor. at the Flrst Preabyterlan Church,
on Flfth avenue at 12th street. Alexander
Orr will glvo away his sist.-r. whose hrldal
attend.ints wlll inelude Mlss Isajiel Atter
bury. Mlss Madelelne O'Mrlen, Miss Ruth
Hasklns, Mlss Dorothy Shepard, Ml?s
Fleanor Hinton, Mlss Mlldred Harberk,
Miss Mary 8hilllto, of Ctnolnnati. Llttle
Mtrlon Dav's wlll act as (lower girl.
Thomas F. Vietor wlll act as his brother'.4
best man and tha Bn_OH will >>r Hearj
W. Goddard, Davld Orr. Jamea Mcly>np
John and Oeorge F. Vletor, Jr., and Lyon
Davls. The ceremony will be followed by
a receptlon at the bride's residence, ln
East 72d street.
Lord Rhhard and Lady Hoyra
disa and their daughter, Miss Betty Cav
endish, aro at the Rltz-Carlton Hot*!
Lord Riohard is a younger brather of th*
present Duke of Pevonshire, rortB
ln the House of Commons as a I.iijrral
L'nionlst, and inherited the Hok- BM
cstatc, In Laneashlre, from bla un--le. th*
late Duke of Devonshlre. I__dy Moyra,
Ma wlfe. ls a half sister of the Duke of
8t. Alban?. They have heen travetMng la
Cartada and salt very shortlv.
Mrs. John B. Trevor has issued irvita
tlons for a theatre party. foPowed by an
lnformal dance, for Mlss Margaret Trevor,
on December 7.
Mr. and Mrs. Dulany HoahlBd, who will
spend the winter at Cannea, wlll sail for
the South of France early next month.
Mrs. George L. Ronalds and Mrs. Rm
sell Hoadley have returned to town for
the winter. and are at their hous* in
East 73d street.
Mrs. Robert 8. MeCormick, wlf* of the
former American Ambassador ln Parla.
baa surrlved ln town from Waahlngton,
and la at the Plaza.
Mra Hamilton McK. Twombly and Ml*a
Ruth Twombly return to town for tn*
ieason on Monday naxt from Ftrrrraun,
their place at Madlaon, N. J.
The American Ambassador to Aoitrla
and Mrs. Kerena are booked to ?all for
England, en route to Vienna, on Wednea
day next. Thoy are now staylng wlth
their daughter. Mrs. George H. Colket. U
her house in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Luclus Wllmerding goes to Warh
Ington next month for tbe wlnfer, and
Mrs. Henry F. Dimock wlll also *p*nd
the season there, leaving here for th* na?
tional capital on Thursday.
Craig Wadsworth *ails to-day for Tehe
ran to take up hls dutles as secretary of
the American I>gatlon. He was hooked
to sall on November 2, but delayed hl*
departure to undergo a slight BBTgtoal op?
eratlon, from the effects of whlch he ha*
Mrs. Frederick D. T.'nderwood gavo a
receptlon yesterday afternoon at bar
home ln West 72d strert. to ratraia
daughter, Miss Helene I'nderwood. Tlr
house waa attractlvely d.corated for tl
occasion with ferns, palms and cut flou
ers. Assistlng Mrs. Underw, od and ber
duughter ln roceivlng were a_BB Julhi
Edey, Mlss Paultne Clarkpon. Mi
nor Marshall and Mls? Margaret ?" Over
ton. The receptlon was followed by a dlr
ner, to whlch ahotit a dozen addltloo il
guests were Invlted. and afterward Mr
ani Mrs. CJaderwOOd took the r
the Globe Theatre.
Mr. and Mrs. Chartes I. Eladaoa ha*
arrlved ln town from their count'-' ?
at East NorwP'h, I>ong Island and a>*
at the Hotel Oothatn.
[By Telecraph to The fttt
Vewport. Nov _n pr. j0\>:\ j. _iasoii
and Mrs Mason left here to-day for New
York, closlng their season.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Horace Oallatin wlll
apend Thankagiving Day in New York.
They closed their season to-day.
E. J. Herrlck. of New York. arrlved at
his Clay street residence to-d.iy.
Mlss Laura Swan returned to N>
York to-day. after spending the season
Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Dyer are preparing
to go to New York on Monday. when they
will close Wayside.
Mrs. Wllllam Groevenor wlll leave her*
for Provldence to-morrow with her fam?
OPERATION ON T. N. VAIL
Western Union President Quick?
Theodore N. Vail. presldent of the VCest
ern I'nlon Telegraph Company, is recorer
lng from a slight operatlon whleh he waa
compelled to undergo several days ago.
He waa reported la-st night to be out of
danger and well on the road to re. overy.
No hlnt of Mr. Vail's Ulnesa reeebod tb*
public untll repeated inqulrle* at hU
offlces led D. N. Bethell. presldent cf the
New York Telephone Company. to glv*
out the followlng etatement vo.terday
"In response to various Inqui.-i., Mr
Bathetl states that Mr. Vall baa had a
minor operatlon. not of a BBfleaa natur*.
and that he ls dolng spleiulldiy. lie I*
expected to be out In a few days '
Besldes the Western Unlon, Mr. Vall ls
president of the American DUtfrM Tele?
graph Company. the Iraecloan Tetegraab
Company, the International ocean Tele?
graph Company. the Western Telephone
and Telegraph Coaapaay, tha atattoa aad
iniand Telegrapb rjeaapaay, tha Lyadoa
vllle (Vt.) National Hank aad the LO-doB
Mlle (Teamery Assocl.-ition. aad a dlrw I
in numerous other companlea. btcludfag
the Astor Trust Company an.l the Ho.?t_o
& Malne Railroad.
THE ELECTION AFTERMATH.
From The Argonaut. san Kran.'isro:
After all. nothlng la ohangc.I fun.tament-ll)'
Wilson's popular vote almost precUely dupll
cates Bryan'i vote of four yrrtr_ ago. ther*
fore It fall* eonslderabiy shoit of a majorlty.
It we make allouances for four >c?rs' growth
of the country and for the . nfi.tuchl?einen' of
?n appreclabl* number of women. an.l for tr*
further fact that many Republlcan vote- w?r?
ca*t for the Democratlc nomlnee. aa n?tably
ln New York and Callfornla, Wilson's party
?uppott falie short of the normal Democratlo
?trength. D?mocracy has captured the IT*??
dency, but lt baa not captured the country.
lf tbe Republlcan party had gone Into th*
conte.t under normal condition*~-lf it had
been solldly behind a ?lngle party riTnlnee -
the result would hav* been the famllUr d*
clsiv* majorlty. Th* party wa* beaten b*
cauit two nomlnee*, one of them nomlnally
the prophet of a new party, dlvlded fore**
tradltlonally Republlcan, and. despite thla llttl*
excuralon outalde party lines, atlll eMentlall*
Republlcan. Now, wlth th* ellminatlon of thi*
lrregular personal factor - and the Job ***m*
falrly complete?the altuatlon remaln* practl -
cally what It was before, esceptlng that I*
th* mlx up *n electlon ha* been lo*t. lt 1* a*
lf an army had loat a bnttle through a tactt_
ral blunder, wlthout any r*al dlmlnutloa p