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MR. ROOSEVELT'S SPEECH.
Thr-Tiiluiner.-joio"** in ColODOl Rooee*
velt'a qulck recovery from his injury.
Bfl \ |g).; ol -iitution has BtOOd
him ln |ood stoad. Only i man of
extraordinary phyaica] leaonrcea could
hava faced the Btraln of appeurtng In
auch a boll aa Madlaon Bquare Gaiden
before thi tlurong of people gatbered
Ihen last nlghi bo aoon at'ter recetring
I aerloua wound His ipeecb ll ? wel?
come note in his campaign. It i< free
from por*-onaliti> B aiul haa ahout it a
.li.tiity of which the speaker until
. aeema t.? hnve forpotten tiie ef
fecttveneas. The eokmel and hla fol
? rs mlffal well wish tliat be had
made no apeechea In any dlfferent
temper. Elad be preaerved this meaa
ure r.f propriety be would be atxonger
with the nation. Hi* chance of elec
tion wonkl not l.p so bopil-M as it i>
1','tt even if h*' bad cboaen the better
part from the outaet, never stirrin_r tha
? ntmenl or rpualng the Ind-gnatkm
that his frequenl caating of dlgntty
aiul reetralnl to the wlnda bu evoked,
the sober, level-beeded people wh<
make np thla country could still. wi
:,,i confldent bave been relied upon
tn rej?-t his candidacy.
They wlll rejed it her-ause of his
tanpetleace wlth the -etabltabed ln*
Btltntionfl of the country. Thla im
parJence Bhowed Itself agaln ln bli
ecta of laal nlght, wh.-n be sai-l
-,, bla bearera: "We bruab asiiie the
"argumenta of thoae who seek to har
"actlon by tbe repetttion of some for*
?ihula aboul -tatea' rlghta,' or tboal
?? tbe htotory of llberty' being the bla*
?: 't..ry of limihttioii of poverimio'ital
"?power,' or ahout the duty <"f tbe
i otirts finrtlly to detennlne the wean
"inj: of tbe < oiistiniti.-n." Let us give
hlm eredll fot l la boneaty and cour
age ii. remindlng tbe pubHc on the
,-\,. of el-" ti"ii of what a threat his
candidacy contalna againat the Inde
pendence ""f the Judlclary, whlcb this
COUntry has always fell tO 1>4> nece>
nary t4? the BtaMllty (|f Its system of
govetnment and to the iecuiity of
those least ahlc to make themsolves
seoure. Uo would "hrush" all this
"aside" Ughtly, wltbout regard to uiti
tnate coaaequencee, in bla x*-:il for an
tmmediate end.
That ImpaHenl hnste is the dlettnc*
? tlve feature of RocO-Veltiein, or Pro
gieanlllBDi. to eall lt hy the pnny
name On the buman siile of its pro
gn___i_e it baa no moiwpolj. Republl
4 an and Deniocntt alike when they read
Colonel Booeevelt'a addraea wlU find
theuiselves e.Tclaiininp. "Of (.?oursc!"
v ith repard tO the greater part of it.
They wiii heartily agree with what he
aaya Hhout the need of 8 fairer and
more equal opportunity f<*r all. Human
Kympathles are not the exHusive poe
s.*?-<ion of any one pers4>n or any one
politifal party. It was not left for the
Progreeafve party or its leedcr to di>
QOver poverty. The discovery is old.
The will to make thtngl hetter is old
I -4,. Tiie hopes whlch OokMMl BOOee
VeM has at heart others have at heart.
The caiuae whlcb be embracea In such
atteremcea b n"t new. it has fllled the
Btattite books with tta triuinphs. It
.vill go on if Mr. Taft wins, as it
hns gone on during the years of his
(idminNtration. It will po on-?let us
l>e falr?lf Governor Wilson wlns.
It ls lust because the pe4*ple know
Ihi--; well that thoy wlll rcject Colonel
Koosevelt's overturea. They are rmt pre
peured tn 'hrush ientlala of
the American aysteBD nf cuvernment.
Tbey know that progreee baa been
realized without the changea whlch
Colonel BooeeveJl Impulalvely recom
tnends. and that lt will .ontlnue to be
reillzed. Wltb the I'arnest pr44pres
Bives aympathy outwelgba pradeace.
I li,- nation will BianagB to k,*4']i its
vinmou sense ilQf with its syni
patby. "We know," says Colonel
Itoosevelt, "that the long path leadlnp
**upvra*fd toward tho Hght cannot he
?u'averaed at once, or in a day, or in
'H year" The country is not sure
that the colonel or the more forOUt
4-f liis foUowen always keep this
ni prinolple in nihid. But the coun?
try has kept it in mliiil ahvay**.
THE CUBAN OUTLOOK.
It would be injudiiii.us to say tliat
tir-morrow's electlon in Cuba is to he
?regftrded wltb aereoe eonndeine, md
it would be unjti-t to say thnt it ln
voive? probable disaster. That there is
? aome cause for apprehens-oa the i>ften
ttiri'Uient occerrencea of the last few
Weeks bave made dear. But the un-,
inist.akable improvement In conditions
witbhi the last few days gives ground
for hoplng that all will pass off well.
There has been no oecasion f.>r Ameri?
can Intervention of any kiud iu ad
vgLce ?.f the electton, and even lf there
Hhould be some dlsorder to-morrow we
th, nt exped it to go beyond the
Cubao aovernmant'a power to control.
Political aetlvitie* ln Cuba are not
always contjut ted wlth tbe moderati4>u
aud reeerve wiilih chararteriae our
own at tbeir beat estate, but too ofteu
full !nto tlM passlon nnd violence
Wblch hava by bo meana been m>
known here. Hut WO 0??fl<H PBUiOO
?ilily fed tmicli surprise ofl this BC
count Tbe dllference betweea tba
Unlted states an.i Oflba in radal tem*
poranii'iit is OUOt?MQB. QlMtflV still.
nnd more pertinenl tn th)* preaent '?',i>
ddentlon, li tbe dUTerence ln dvk
anteeedenta. Tbe earlleal oolonlata ot
tbetc -atatea brought with them end
tnin-].,,iiiti*tl tn our notl tln* trfldltlona
::nt] tln* cuinulutivc Impolae nf genem*
tinris of reatratned adf-gflvernnient,
and wben tbe cokmlee became a fl**
tion they bad merdy tn m.tintMin Bnd
in enlarge thelr andent Inherltance
I'nt th- ciiimiists nf Lattn Ameriea
bad no trace of any su.h tradltion,
an nn their Bcblevemenl of Indepen
dent natfonaHty they had t<> Import
free self-$*overnniont as an uiifamilinr
exotlc in tlie i-ultlvation of wliicli it
would bave heen mnrvollniis if tbej
bad not often blundered.
There is reaaon for believlng, how?
ever. tba! Cuban nnderatandlng of n*
pnblScau Inatltutlona, appredatlon nf
tiie colleetlve beneflta <>f food and
etable fovernment nnd acqnleecence i"
nnd dcvntinii to ii.nstitutiotial proc*
osses ."ro making eubetantbU headwny.
They bave nol yet fully*?trlumphed
there, if. Indeed, thoy bave anywhere,
bul tho ootlooh ki enconrag|ng.
JAMES S. SHERMAN.
Tbe ddfltb of Yiee-Presld.'nt S'.nt
inaii hns upeel ii bappj tradltion wiiich1
hatl ruled tor more than a century ln
Anifi-icaii polltica. He is th?* flral na?
tlonal candldate ol a polltica] party
ii? dle iu tiu* Interval between bla nom?
lnatlon and tne <iate eet for eiectlon,
though llornoe ('reelev died ln l**!:.'.
ibortl] after BSeetloo Day.
Mr. Bberman enjoyfld tne distinctio-i
..f belng tlie Brat Vice-Preeldenl ln sev?
eral tleead.es to be honored with a re
iiomiiiatioii. Tbe RepabUcan partyeei
aatde one nf its nnwritten laws wben it
solevted hiiu to run as a candldate to
Kiicrot-tlhinT-ell'. Inour tlme the I'emo
eratlc party baa twlee named tho aame
mnn for a soonnd tonu ns Vioe-Prt'si
dent, but not in aucceedon tn bhnaelf.
Thomaa a. Hendrlcka mn with Mr. TU*
den i.i 1876 nnd agaln wltb Mr. Cleve?
land in i**M- Aiiiai E. Btevenaon ran
wltb Mi*. Cleveland iu 1892 and agaln
with Mr. Bryan in 1900. But from it
entry Into natlonal polltica ln ? ?**?*??*
until this year the Republican party
had never renou?nated ? Viee-Preai
dent, niui it was ii atrlktng trlbntc to
Mr. Bherman'a polltical avallablllty, ai
wcii a-- to tbe atrong affectloo In which
he bad alwaye been beld by his party
aaaodatee, thm liis adectlon to make
tbe race a aecond tlme wltb Ur. Tafl
wai :i.-.-..ini.ii*-h''d over the realstance
of a firmly eatabUahed party bablt
Mr. Bberman was lovable and genu
Ine to an exceptlonal degree. He made
frlenda on nil ^Ideai by his kindllnem
and aympathy. In tne Houae of Rep*
nsfiitativfs. where be aerved tor twen?
ty yeara, iie won his way to tbe front
i.v ins abllity to condllate nnd t..
smooth away tho obetadea to harmo
nfnus party action. He waa :i BB&et
who penoaded nnd did not drivo. .\s
Prealdent nf tho Benate be galned nn
enviable reputatlon for tho ntmoal falr*
neea nnd consideration. His partlean*
shiji wns dgorooa, but ln* appUed it in,
tho defence of prlndplea, not in the
treatment nf peraona. Few Vlee-Preel*
denta bave been ns popular in the
Senate.
As a party leader Mr. Bberman baa
always stood for progreea in nn ordcr
ly riinnner und tor tho preeervgtlon of
tbe guaranteee of todlvldual rlghta,,
onder which alone progress ejin he,
made arltb Juatlce and aafety. iio had
Brmly tixetl opinion.-. but thoy won* nl-.
araya on tiie side of dellberatlon and
falrneea in Judgment and In harmon;*
with tho atable tradltkma of the Repnb*
lican party. Ile was a wise counadlor
nnd I prndent leader, nnd his death la
a lnss not only to tho organlaatlon
wlih-h gladly honored him btit to the
country. to whlcb Iio gave the beneflt
of an admlrable eapadty far publlc
sorvico.
A FATAL PARALLEL.
?Tha New York Tlmea*1 takea pleae
uro in iiistitntinj.' a paralld "between
the deetlona of 1808 and 1912, ifteri
twenty yeara, it says, btetory ls about
io repegt Itedt Tbe Democrata car?
rled tbe il.use of Repreaentatlvea ln
1890, ju-t aa thoy captured control of
that body in 1910. After tbe victoryI
of ivh) came tiu* eiectlon of Mr. deve
land hihI full control of the govern*
ment hy the Democrata throngb tbe re*
turn of nnjnnties in ln>th l>r,inche> of
Congreea. "The Tlmea" feela thal tha
cyde v in be completed thla yaar by the
eleetion Of ('ovornor Wilson and tho
tranafer of power in tho Beaate, ai well
;i- ii. tha Hooaa, ta tho Democrata. .
It oun hanlly be comfortln*** to Tha
Timos" to folloa the parallel to its
natural eondnrdon. Dndoubtedly, lf
Mr. Wllaoa is elected and fiinis a i>em
ocntlc Congraaa "on hi1* handa,*1 as
Mr. Clevdand wns dlamayed to Bnd
one in 1992, be wiii qulckly experieucc
exactly the aama ditiicuities that
wradiad tha Cleveland admlnlatratlon. j
Mr. Wilson is mui-ti im?r?* sllp*i4*ry Ofl
che tariff issue tbat Mr. Cleveland ever
trled to ho. atthongfc the lattor repodl*
ated the Democratic niitloiial platform
of 19B2 ns openly as |fr. Wilaon has
repndlated the Democratic national
platform of 1912. Preddent Cleveland
o ultMvnroil tfl run with tha bfllfl and j
liunt wlth the liounds in tnrlir lag?da
tlon, agpraaatai aympathy with' tho.
framera of the deatrnctlve Wilaon i.ii1,
which passed the House of Heprosont'i ?
tives, hut at the same time indirottly
counael?ng many nf tha i***-ii,>gTit arade
in it hy" the Senate at the Bflhad Of
Mr. ("nrnian BBd other Incidontnl |.m
toctlunlsts in the upper hOOBB. When
the Benate bill had baan rammed down
the throat nf tlio Hnuso rndical**l tl.o
Prealdant denounced it ns a maaeore of
?portidy nnd dishnimr." It was useful,.
bowever, later h aavlng the Traaaory
from the necessity of Bflipe?dlflg pay-J
lneiits
If Mr. Wilson ls electi-d uow he will
fno imt only a radical House hut a
radical Senate. Hls poiicy of tempo
rlzliig with turlfl" revision will nnt pn
<1(.vmi wlih a Daaaeoratlc rnajority in
Oongfleea whlch nhowi-d Its real teiti?er
at the last. sesslon hy pnael-g a free
hugur hlll. An attempt to revlse the
tariff will ineviiahly lead to party dis
aenaloaa auch as aplll ihe Demoeracy
iu 1880 ami I8M and swept it out of
|,i,wer apaln tbl sixt.-en years. An
other wiiM.ii-iini'inaii hill. accompanled
by prostration of husiiit*ss and indus?
try, would give ihi- country '? aa-Bdenl
ta-.*,. 4if Democratk rule to last lt for
another couple of decadaa
Tc, say that llie parall.'l between 1802
aiul 1912 will he COmpMed with the
qmaont of tho votera i*- to say that they
are unable I<? pfU-H hy UM les*-.>;is of
history. It mav he tliat the BBd expo
rieiH'4's ,.f ivi.".-'07 have so far passeil
..ut of tla* mind of the public that it
can contemplate thelr return without a
Bhudder. If the COUntry wants another
two yeara of Democrat ie aquabbUug
and m-amanagement at Waahlngton it
-?an have it. But it is WaTDBd even by
"The Timi's" What is to he e.\|ieet??il
if the Democratic party aine tatxi
week. The electlon of Mr. Wilson will
inevitahly revive the uncertainti.'s and
mlaerlea of the aeeond Clevetand ad
iniiiistratioii._
ALL THE ''ENEMIES'' IN LINE.
Mr. Hedpes said wittily at Syrai-u-e:
-A bo? i> only the visihle evidence nf
many men'a cowardh'e." As if to give
polnt to his eplgram <4imes a plea for
Mr. Sulzer's eltvtion atgned by twen?
ty leading ludependeut" Democrata.
Among them are to he found some of
the best namea in the community. lead*
en <>f tlu* har f??r the most part. all of
them t<> he reooputzed instantly as
anti-Murphy. like Ihe antl-Murphy
newapaper-, eleven months out of tl,.'
year, hut. as usual. comlng out for tbe
i?^s's tlcket a fow daya before elee*
tion. Thev art* the bo-.*-'*- most valued
,-neii,i.->." ii" tbey were frankiy f?ir
Murphy twelve months every year they
would exert little intiuein-e in his b?
half. Bul as it is t' v eonatltute a
proup of the morally ente in the Demo?
cratic party, an upper fashionable eat,
whoee patronlzfns: of the lioss's 4-ause
i*. walted for annually hy we do not
know how many polltlcal apea as a sie
nal that it is the correet thlng to do
agaln. ?
Mr. Hedgea aaya tt is eowerdlce thal
makea men do thlnga llke that Prob?
ably be ts rlght if theae men who an?
nually ee, the aeal of proprlery on
Murphy'a candldatea earneatly dlallke
Murphyisin durlngtbe real of tbe vear
thej musl be moved by thelr own po?
litical ambftionfl nnd tbe thought of the
boea'fl power. They are afrald. per*
baps, that M urphj mlghl ahul the door
to offlce In their tocee, Tbey are afrald,
n may 1.4'. of tbe effec. whlch a deter?
rnlned fight agalnal Tammany mlghl
exert npon their party'- proepecta 4if
carrylng the atate for its national can?
didate.
Whatever thelr fear is. the Indepen
denta \\ 1j?? belp Murphy to etod bla
tteke. y.-ar after year, altboufh they
profeaa to abbor blm, are alwaya afrald
to carrj thelr oppoeltlon to tbe polla
There are many or the klmi That n<
counta f.-r ihe i.oss'v gucceaa.
THE NEW NEW YORK.
This month of October, bj an Inter
eattng colnctdence, has aeen the launch?
lng of tbe greateai ahlp thua far onder*
taken by eecb of the graateel two
navii-s. Of the tWO, Ihat which WSJ
yeaterday Boated on the Beal Blver la
certalnly dealgned to be the atronger.
The new New Tork wlll b? the moal
powerful battleahlp tbe world has ever
aeen, winrh wlll 1.4* ezactly a> it ahould
be, for tim anke of the nation whl< b
bulldfl tbe ahlp, "f the atate whoee
name abe beara nnd of tbe <.'ity wlthin
whoee preclncta she i* being co_t>
atructed
The Iron Duke, whlcb was launched
a f4*w weefca ago ln Rngllab watere,wlll
lio of 26J6Q0 tona; the New Vork will
I.f _7,o?rO Tbe Iron Inike will carry
t.-n i:'.r,-ineii guns; the New Vork wlll
carry t?*n 14-ineh guna For repelllng
attacks of the moaqUltO tlect the Iron
I mki* will have -i.xteen U-inch puns;
ll:,. New Vork will have twenty-".!: I
5-lneb guna ol ~>i callbrea, Tbeaa data
are auffldent for demonatiatlon of tba
auperlorlty ">f the New fork. As fm*
4,tiier natiBBt it la enough to oboervo
ihat Oermany'a has nelther ln po
sh,u nor In promlee a alngle gun of
more than li' Inchea
The growtb of ahlpa, of .whlcb we
arere apeeklng the other day ln eon*
nectlon wltb the iron r>uk4*. \< Im*
preealvely shown bj the contraai be?
tween tbe New Vork and a predeceaaor.
Tbe old Now Vork. now tbe Beratoga,
la nol to be dted, alnce sin* belonged to
a ilifferent clas-. I'.'it let BB take th'*
Oregon, whlch waa launcbed nlneteen
years BgO and which WB8 fOT years the
pride of our navy, na abe deeerved to
1,4-. Thai aplendld ahlp was <>f 10^288
tons, and carrled four 18-tncb and
elgbl B-lncb guna, and made 16.8 knota
to the now- New Vork's tl, It would
be well within bouiuls to say tliat the
New Vork is donalderably more than
twice as stronp as the Oregon ; yet she
will eost 4,nly ahout BO 1-4*1* cent. 111.ire.
The aacceeefnl achlevement of yester?
day, affected amld an approprlate aet*
tinp, commanda for al] eooeerned the
hearth'-t OOngTBtulatlona Amiil the
Cfluaea f<?r pride tl.i> is hy DO means
least. that the preal t-hip has heen d+
algnad and ls betng huilt by p4>vern
ment aaajtMara ln I povernment navy
yard, ami is Hfcety to be eevpletafl thara
is expoditlously as she COUld be in :i
shipyanl Of any nation in the worhl.
rhoee drcBB-Btancea apeeh loud ebougb
for the technlcal efltdeody of mir gov
arnmeata naval astabUab-oanttoootttle
it to full public confldence and to ln-1
spiro the nation to andow It wilh thej
nii-ans for makinp and inaliitalnlm* a 1
navy edequnte to tha niaritime tome
and practlenl needa of America.
OovemOV Wilson is f-olng to remnin
on the stump up to next Mondny night.
Ue wlll probably not Bad tlme, how?
ever, to tell the voters whether or not
he wlll respect the actlon of the Demo?
cratic National Converrtlon, whlch
pledged him to the prlnclple of a slngle
President ial term.
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The Turks seem to be acceptlng de?
feat as Klsmet.
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Oovernor Wilson cordlally greets and
dlnes with a man whom n Judge had
just directed a grand Jury to lndlct for
carrying a concealed deadly weapon
und forcit-Lv reacuiug a prtaoner from ?
the police, and tho Hon. James Nu
gent with equal cordiality greots and
dln-es with a man whom he had de?
nounced aa "llar and lngrate." But
what are little things like thosi be?
tween frlends?
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The Aeronautloal Soclety ia planning
for an aviation tournament on Klec?
tion Day. We have no doubt that
many men will he "up in the alr" at
that time.
-???
"The Infant mortality of thlrd par
fiea is about 100 per cent." says Mr.
Otto Baanard. That is an infant mor?
tality which should not be reduced.
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The eponsor for the new Dread
nought doubtless felt that duty
Cald 'er.
Governor Wilson is determinol to
aeem to be <-lear.
a
Aziz Pacha, who commanded the
Turkish army ut Kirk-Klllsseh. pays
the penalty of defeat by belng shot to
death at tht* word of B military court.
We shall see how much thls object les
aon encouragea tbe othera,
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Perhapa the city ls gittlng more for
Ita money than it used to, but a
gUmpee of the Police Department ia
not rea.ssuring.
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The Democratic National Committee
is at least humane. While Governor
Wiiison ls taikinx Randalllaen in Phila?
delphia, Newark and other industrial
centroe it has tbOUghtfully exlled Gov?
ernor Marshall in the wilds of Oregon.
||r. ICarahalTa pain at bearing the
Damoeratk party commltted to a per
letuation of the protective -.ysti-m. im
provad an.l Mtrenpthened. would be too
harrowing to be tlescrlbed.
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The "ellent voter" will be heard from
in a few days more.
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A West Virglnla candldate for Con?
gress made this graphlc report of hls
politleal recelpta and expendltures:
"Nothlng ln sight nnd nothing prom?
lsed." , It is hnn! tn tell whether that
announcement la mon- notable as a
d?'play of virtue or as a (?eplay of 1m
povartehment
a
cin. ago harbera ara ralaing the price
of halr i-uttlnK. The football POaeOO ls
a poor tuiii* for them to iio s...
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Aiistria-Hungary and Russia aie sai.l
to agree aa to the aeltlement of affalrs
ln the Balkans after the war. But
suppose that the alllea are vlctorlous
and Inalat upon a aettlement of whleb
tho ? tw.> great powera <i" not approva,!
ii would i-e mtereatlng to kn..w if the;
.f Europe arould acQuleece ln aj
waf of oppreayinn agalnst the Balkan!
Statea to despoll them nf what they
hatl WOfl in r
THE TALK OF THE DAY.
The Commerdal TraveUera' Aaaodatlen
nf At?r?la at a conventlon held in Vienna
recently ad.>|.t.d reeolutlona recommend
ing atrleter aupervlaton and regulatii ?: >.f
botela, wlth a Vlew t*. brlnglng ahout
? baaaea whifh win eonduee to the rom
f..rt and protection of gueMB antl put an
etitl to abiiM**-: whlch aerloual** Interfi-re
wlth tl.e happlneea ol the traveiiing pub?
li.. Th.* raaolutlona euegeeted twenty
two "roeaaarei f reform," ??nd h oopy of
th.- pro<**-tdiii<fl waa sent to the inter?
national conventlon of hotel mea .u ro
logae. in the course of th- debate whlrh
?1 tlie adoptlon of th* resolutlou
i),e Amerlcan hotels and th*- niethoda em
plojrad la eonduotlng them arere highly
prai oi
Manager?Are jrou good at coiiecting
mone) .*
Applicant Couldn't he better If I were
g- prealdent.?Llfe.
HAI LOWKEN.
Ah * what ,-t nlght waa llalloweoil
At our hom*.- up th.- atatel
Tba niabt *???? told gboat atertee.
Uuddled cio.-e ahout the grata
Odd tapa came on tii- wlndew pane,
? -iklnga on tlu; stair.
You never anew what miuute
Vou would get aii awful bcare
(ui Halloween, ln our old home,
Wo daren't ihIbp tiie stiadi**.
1 ..r tear we d **ee ,, 'tumpkiii head,
With eyea and nuse abtaaa
P.ut here In town we ralse the sliad*!,
And all that W0 can .*-.?**
Ia 'croaa the ahaft. a table aet
And people havlng taa,
At our old bome on Halloween
The gate would dlaappoar
And hlde Kaelf bahlnd th'- harn.
That couldn't hap-.i-n bei **?
0 ii bome !?* ir. a Harlem lat,
I'i. Br* flights. down the hall;
Vfe have no gate, aa yard, no ham;
Juat doois and ataira and Wall.
<jn Halloween, in our old home,
\V<* had a f-ast of grub;
We ate our illl of nuta and ducked
I'or applea ln a tub.
But here wa play no trlrks nt all;
No ghOMts are h.-ard or aeen
KaW Vork'a a lOOOtj* 'lace to b?
on d*ai* old Halloween!
W. W. ?*?
A perapteaeloua voung man, p laetng
wher** an old eolored man was busy net
tlng tlre t.. th.* tlead grass ln a ineadow,
nccoeted hlm thus.
"Don't do that, Unele Kb; don t do
tbat!"
"Whjr so, aaa. why ao?
? Vou v.lll make that meadow aa bla.'k
aa you are."
"Never mlnd .lat. sah: never mlnd ?lat.
Imt giast wlll all urow out an' be aa
1/1.1 ti M you is!"-Judge.
1 hls dog story ls vouehed for by a New
Kngland correspondent of "Our Dumb
A.ilmals": "A woman wlth three ehll
.lieii. the youngest In an Improvlsed cart
of wheels and a soap box. walted for
u traln at the Mag station at Wlinlsor
ville. Me. Wlth them was a dog. When the
traln stopped the family party boarded
lt. havlng tlie dog and cart in a hay fleld
Bear the station. The Beat morning the
dog Waa aeea watching the cart. At the
?awa of aaother day ha waa aitll there.
That day eome one brought hlm food. A
day later the mother and her children re?
turned, and Ba they allghted from the
traln the dog aeemed to be In ecataalea or
dellght and followed tht m and the cart
over the hill that aoon hid them from
vlew, probably proud of havlng so faith?
fully guarded the aoap box vehicle.
"Dld your klck to the gaa company get
you anythlng?"
"Yes. A -flne lecture on the lnfalllbility
of the meter."?Detroit Free Preaa.
Portland. Me., enjoya the dlatlnctlon of
being the only city ln the United States
whlch ownb an organ and employa an
organiat. I'lttaburgh haa the Carnegle
organ. but lt la r?nt a munlclpal organ,
and the organiat la paid out of a fund
provlded by Mr. Carnegle. Will C. Mac
farland, who reslgned Ma place ln Bt.
Thomaa'a Church and tbe Temple Emanu
Kl to accept the position ot munlelpal
organlst at Portland. in a letter recently
recelve.! in thls clty. says that slnce he
legan his new work. less than a month
Baa he haa played to audlenees ?-*<*''?"
gatlng more than -3.000. and adds: 'I oe
Ueve the tnfl'aence of thls ploneer worK
will he farreachlng and that other mu
nlclpalities wlll Imltrte Portland's efforts.
?Whv la Mrs. Womhat wearlng auch
dowdy clothes lately? She apeijb JaM
he* hnaband'a income on dreaa. But nv
is Bhe wearlng such burn clothes juai
""?Her hu*band*s mother is vlaltiner her
TheTher woman saw-Plttsburgh Post
NEW YORKS INERTIA
Lewis Nixon Says Commerce Must
Increase or City WiU Tare Hl.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: It came to my knowledge a few
days ago that a company that had been
Bpefean of ln the press as lntendlng to
ereet factories in certain parts of tn?
country had recePed forty-seven com
murilcatlons from commercial bodles m
v.rlous cltlea calling attention to the
merlts of thelr respectlve commnnltles hs
IndustrUl locations, many of whlch com
munlcations had been followed up oy
personal intervlews.
In no way Is the Inslnuation lntended
that the commercial bodles of New York
Clty are at fault, for outside of ex
cesslve zeal ln the Interest of the for
elgner on the part of some they are all
hard-worklng, efflelent and public spirlted
bodlea.
But my correspondents tell Of the keen
B8t Interest nnd buMneshlike atd search
ing examlnatlon of conditions to be
brought ahout by the openlng of thc
l'ar.ama Canal.
Oreat _? tiuty i? apparent along the
Gulf coast. and I look to see a great
Btrlae of prosperouB cltles glrdllng the
Culf of Mexico, repeatlng the lesson of
the Great Lakes. We, however, are con
eerner! wlth New York. The frettlngs of
politics eoneera ub but little as a mass.
New York Clty wlll grow at the rate of
not less than 100.0W a year. I'nlcss com?
merce grow* ln llke proportlon the city
wlll not advance and the welfare as an
average wlll grow comparatlvely worse.
Wi must BOt content ourselves with say?
lng that our commerce la increasing. even
though not at the rate that that of rival
cltleB Is Increaalng.
New York la the metropolts of the
-fnited Btatea and uf it increase.-" In popu?
latlon lt iiu.*t have Increasing busln.-ss
to have value*. as otherwlse Increaalng
asBesf-mentH to ralse taxes ls llke a bear
HvlnR olT hl* f.-,t.
Tin- people aa .1 whola must nms* thaaa*
Bfllvee. Think of the , omplaceney wlth
whlch an absurd liniltatlon of dock
icngths is reeatved or fha poaatbUlty of
great stearners seeking other ports for
lack of a.commodation in this great
barber; Baaolutlena by conwnardal bo
dles read, laderead and dled win not
safrguard our harbor.
All other countrles are rislng to nee.s
of canal rea.ljustment. We are content
10 bave othera rio our work for us. es
peclftlly lf they wlU soothe ub by ssyin.T
tbal thev .--n de H better than we can.
I: |s B trlnlty of effort we confront
go\ernmeTit. ahlp an.1 t.aiik-throughout
ih. perta of all the aaven aaea
.1 bt an object iBaaoB?CUnada A com?
mon aenaa banhlna ayatem, raaponatva to
th< Domlnlon 1 needa <and they are
mlrhtlly llke ouiB). flexible snd, through
aztenaiva uaa by <!rafts, utnizing to the
full credlt baeed upon production. And
one Ignorant of the rudiments
Of banklng Wlll tell us we must do noth?
ing because Andrew jackson did ?om**
thlng he cannot Just explain. But we
flnd canadlan braneh baaka growlm
throughoul tha Weel Indles, and we shall
tbal ftom west and east nf thfl
Domlnlon raaatla wlll take Canadian
I rodui ?-. ftndlna a ready return cargo ln
now hrought fmm Java. And as
Canada poahaa OUt her banks ehe pushea
OUl her ships. Thlnk of thfl results of
,1 war between gr.-at European natlons
growli.g OOt Of the Balkan troubles Bot?
tle np our exporta for flve or six months,
nnd Unttfl Of mllllons would be neceseary
,,, rpr-a-nt our losses in comprehenMve
tlgure*
\V,- '-an regulate commerce through the
. in aocb way Bfl to drlve trade Into
Ameriian bottOBtt, establlsh markets for
Amerlean goods and develop foreign com
metce ln our producta.
.*,i:ada I?an shlp graln from AJherta to
Llverpool, paylai canal toOa by the way
Of VanCOUVer at $l *>> ir-ss thiin by th. all
rall wlnter route east. an.l I look to see
thls rate cut fully 4fi per cent to our east
ern seaboard vla the canal.
We are being dlstanccd In the rae.
through sclf-lmposed hot.hles. Hns New
York Clty grown so unwieldy and help
leea that ln seeking llght lt must looh
through glasses tlnged by forelgn In?
terest"
We want the buyer of South snd Cen?
tral Amer a to COOM here Are we mak?
lng utiv , I'ort to brlng hlm?
\V> wanl a iihare of new buslness war
rut.ted by our locatlon, our womb-rful
harbor and our production, but are bave
reached such a polnt that unless radical
advaaoa la ma.ie tne cost of beadllng our
commerce vlll Increase as its volume In
crf are-.
The cltUens of New York cannot shirk
the qvestlon. Our public oftlclals, legls
lators and Congressmen are wllhng
,1:1.uth, but they <io aot know. No mere
"be lt anaeted" wlll aotva the problem.
Every calllng, professlon and trade ts ln
tereeted, for as the cost of dolng busi?
nesa Increase* the prosperity of all wlll
be affected Inversely. Whlle we sulYer
here from forelgn lafiuence on public
opinion, there U enough Amerlcan senti?
ment to demand actlon ln the Interest jf
our own POOplfl once lt ts aroused.
LEWIS NIXON.
New York, Oct. '40. 1912.
MISS MAUD MALONE
Why Shouldn't a Woman Aak Ques
tions? Ib Chivalry Dead?
To the Kdltor of The Tribune
Slr: Apropos of Mlss M.iuJ Malone, 1
would like to lnqulre why a person at a
public polltlcal meetlng should not ask
4|uestlotiH lf he or she sees flt?
What ls a public polltl.al meetlng for,
anybOWl And why bhould not a lady be
allowed to ask question-? And why .hould
not a gentletnan always answer a lady's
4pi'-.*tlons?
Are the lawa of chivalry dead? ls place
aux dames a rule no more?
B. FRANK CARPKNTER.
New York, Oct. 29. 1912.
WILSON AND THE OLD 80LDIER.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Slr: A Washlngton paper gives what
purports to be the vlews of Woodrow
Wilson In the matter of penslons for the
defendere of the Unlon !n the late Clvil
War.
He would deprlve them of thelr pen?
slons and send the enfeebled snd des
tltute aoldlers to the soldlers' homes. lt
Beems almost Imposslble to believe that
a candidate for the Preflldency could ex
presa hlmself ln such an ua.eellng, un
patrlotlc and brutal manner. W. H. 8.
Naw York. Oct W. L9U
People and S<
NEW YORK SOCIETY. j
Monsi-*7ior Pbtrick Hayes, chancellor of
the archdlocese of HeW York. performed
<he ceremony of the marrlage of Mlsa
Katrina Page-Brown to Austln Percy
Moore. of San Franclsco. in the new
Siianlah Church of Nuestra Sefiora de la
Esperanza, at West 156th street, between
Broadway and Riverside Drive yeaterday
at noon.
The brlde, arrayed ln a gown of whlte
satin trirnmed with old family point lace,
wearlng a tulle vell and carrying a bou
quet consistlng of lllles-of-the-valley arid
roses, was attended by her slatera. KlM
Agnes and Mlaa Lucy Page-Brown, and
by a couain, Mlaa Sarah Dodge. their
frockfrtbelng of pastel shades of pink and
blue chiffon, trirnmed wlth lace and sable.
Earl Miller waa the best man, and on
leavlng the church the bride's mother,
Mra. Arthur Page-Brown, gave a recep?
tlon for the young couple at the house of
her father, former Justlce Roger A. Pryor,
in Weet 69th atreet
The newly wedded palr are booked to
aall the day after to-morrow for Paris,
where the brldegroom wlll continue hi*
studles in architecture at the Ecole des
Beaux Arts. His stepfather, Wlllls Polk,
of San Franclsco. is chairman of the
architectural commission of tho Pan-ma
Exhlhition there.
Mlas Agnea Leroy Edgar'a marrlage to
Stewart Edmund Davia takea place to?
day at the East 39th atreet house of her
parents, Mr. and Mr?. Newbold Edgar.
Mlss Eleanor Lawrence, daughter of Mra.
James O, K. Lawrence, wlll be the only
attendant of the brlde. John D. Peabody
will officiate aa best man. and Gouver
neur Morrla ar d Eliot Croas as ushers.
Dean Willlam M. Oioevenor of utt
(athedral of St. John the Dlvlne, will per
form the ceremony. The newly married
couple will aall toward the end of the
month for Europe, where they wlll re?
maln vntll the summer. Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar wlll llkewlse go abroad. and have
rented thelr house to Mr. and Mrs. Alex?
ander L. Morton for the eeason.
Another wedding acheduled for to-day
Ia that of Mlaa Sadle Jones to John Rus
cell Pope, at Atrlle, the country place of
her parentt, Mr. and Mrs. Pembroke
Jones, near Wllmlngton, N. C. Mr. and
Mrs. Jones are entertalnlng a large house
party at Alrlie for the occaalon. The cere?
mony wlll be performed by the ?plscopal
Blahop of East Carollna.
The annual Fiower Show of the New
York Hortlcuitural Soclety opens to-mor?
row ln the foyer of the American Museum
of Natural Hlstory. in West 77th atreet.
Professor and Mrs. Henry Fairfleld Oe
borne. T. A. Have.r.eyer. George T. Pow?
ell and Frederlck Newbold are among
those whu have the affair ln hand.
Mrs. Regtnald Breoka has arrived ln
town to stay wlth her slster, Mrs. Wal
dorf Astor. prevlous to the latter's de
parture for England. She Is at the Wal
dorf-Aetorla.
Mr*. Joliu Adalr, who iias b"**n stajing
at the I'lazit slnct* her arrival from Eng?
land. has left town for a few days, whl-h.
stie wlll spend ut Geneseo, N. Y.
Mr. ar.d Mth. Robert W. Paterson ar?
rived on Monday at the St. Regis. and
wlll remaln there until tiie end of the
month, when they wlll aail for the Bouth
of France for the wlnter.
Mrs. Cecil Blngham. who has been stay?
ing wlth friends on Long Itdand, has re?
turned to town and ls at the Rltz-Carlton,
HONOR OLDEST CITY TREE
Celebration in Shade of Inwood
Hill Tulip.
The glant tulip tree of Inwood Hlll
? ame Into its own yesterday. For more
than three hundred years it had been
practlcally unseen and Its pralses unsung.
Beneath Its ahade Henry Hudson waa
aiippost-d to have hypnotized gullelesa
Indlana wlth brass buttons and giasa
beada. L'nder Its ahade yeaterday. how?
ever. Park Commissioner Stover and
othera dld lt honor and faetenod a label
on ita scarred trunk, so that future
generatlons mlght appreciate its antiqulty
and beauty.
To have llved in Inwood for three hun?
dred years, as had the tulip tree. un
known to many of Its prominent dtlzens,
tha I'ark Commissioner said, dld not re
dound to thelr credlt. Dr. Nathanlel L.
BHtton. Oeneral Jamea Grant Wilson,
Regtnald Pelham Bolton and Dr. Stephen
Smith were others who spoke. There waa
a band concert. too, and the children from
Publlc School ? partlcipated in the exer
ciaea.
"Thia celebratlon to-day is belng held
on private property," said Commissioner
Stover. "but I want to see the dty ac
qulre the land OB whlch thls oldest of
all Ita trees now gTOWa I hope to aee lt
acqulred, ao that lt can be posslble to ex
tend the shorellne of Isham Park. The
city is wllllng to receive thls land as a
glft, but lf that Is not to be, I am in
favor of an approprlatlon for that pur?
pose."
The Park Commissioner said Indiacrimi
nate labelllng of trees had proved a fail
ure, as most of the labela had been stolen
and aald aa Junk. He favored, he said,
the labelllng of rare and hlstoric trees.
"It would be a meana of educating chil?
dren to care for treea und cause Interest
in them," the Ccmmlaaloner added. He
had brought about thls Inttlal tree cele?
bratlon. the Commissioner deelared, to
arouse Interest In the rare old tret-s of the
city.
All who partlcipated walked through
the woods to the tree.
Folk danclng concluded the programmo.
NO FRICTION WITH TOSOANINI
Gatti Caaazza Says Director aud
Company Are in Harmony.
General Manager Gatti-Casazza of the
Metropolitan opera Compan> eniphat- j
lcally denled yesterday the puhllshed re- I
port that there was frictlon between the
company antl Arturo Toscaninl, the mu?
alcal director.
"I received a cable measage from Mr.
Toscaninl only yeaterday In whlch he
said that he would sall on the Lorralne
on November 30. arrivlng here Decem?
ber 7." aald Mr. Gatti-Casazza. "lt lai
absolutely untrue that Mr. Toscaninl is
dissatistled?ln fact, he ts eager to re?
turn. He is at preaent restlng after hia
season in Bueno* Ayrea, but there haa
aOVOf been a queation as to his Intereat
in hla work wlth the Metropolitan, and
ln fact he la returning a week eooner
than we expected."
?
THE CLOSER THE BETTER.
From The Ban Franclaco Chronlcla.
A le*dlng newapaper of Ilucnoa Ayrea ha*
openetl an ottlee In New York. and lt ia ex
plalnad that the atep la '?for tha purpoa* of
helplna to d*v4ilop the commercial and aoclal
r-latlona" betwaan the Unlted Statea and Ar
gf.iiU.ia Slgnt. are Incr-aalng In many quar
lert that at laat tha two contlnenta nt tha
Weatern Hemlaphera ore gattlng cloaer to
aat?ar,
ocial Incidents
pendlng her return to her home in Eng?
land.
I Among those saillng to-day for Europe
i on board the George Washlngton are the
| Countesa zu Eulenburg and the Slameae
I prince, Traidos Prabandh.
Mra. French Vanderbllt arrives in town
to-day and will be at the Rltz-Carlton.
Mr and Mrs. J. Kennedy Tod are at
the St. Regls for the winter.
Mrs. Rhilip M. Lydlg ls booked to call
on Saturday week from Havre on her
return to New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J? Colford, Jr.,
have arrived in town and are at the Van?
derbllt.
Alfred Vanderbllt is expected fiom Eu?
rope to-day.
AT NEWPORT.
[By Tel?graph to Th? Tribune]
Newport, Oct. 30.?The Newport Oasino
and Casino Club cloaed thelr thirty-thlrd
season this evenlng.
Miss Georgiana 0. Klng wlll cloae
Clover Patch, on Narragansett avenue,
early next week and go to the Elm Cot?
tage, on Old Beach Road, for the winter.
Ex-Commodore and Mrs. Elbridge T.
Gerry are expected here?ju Monday. They
probably will be Joined on Tuesday by
Mr. nnd Mrs. Peter G. Gerry.
Mr. and Mrs. Gua M. H-Utton hava
? leeed fhemroek ciiff and returned to
I Haltlmore for the wlnter.
Mlss Fanny L. Johnson has gone to
i New York for the winter.
I Mrs. Willlam G Weld has returned to
| Boston for the winter.
I I'rofessor and Mrs. Raphael Pumpelly.
Iwho apent the summer and early uutumn
at Dublin, N. H , have returned to thelr
Hewpeat cottage.
Mrs. W. Rogers Morgan wlll take pos
aesslon of her home, Tudor Lodge, to
morrow. The house has been occupled
d.urtni' tho summer by Rear Admiral and
Mrs. W. H. BrowriBon.
IN THE BERKSHIRES.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Lenox, Oct. 30.?In Lenox and Plttsfleld
Halloween entertainments wlll be held
to-morrow night. At the town hall wiii
be ,i ?_oquorada roller skatlng party.
wlth welrd deco.ations, and at the Coun?
try <*lub ln Plttsriei.l a i ounty fair, a
bonfue and a danc? will be held.
Mrs. Learla gtuyvaaant ciianier, Mlaa
Alida Chanlor and Mi.-s Mary De 1'.
i Cary arrl'. ..-.I to-night at the Curtla Hotel.
| Dr. Thomas Blddb and Miss Emlly Btd
idle nill t lose thelr cottage and go to
Philadelphia to-morrow.
Mr?. Arm.roS'-- C. Klngsiaiid will
i I.. r OOttaga Monday and go to Boston
I before returning to New York.
I Mrs. John D. Morgan, who had been in
J Stockbridge since late tn August, has i- -
j turned to New York.
Commander and Mrs. Reginald B.
[Bell??p have return-'d to Washlngton.
Mis. Stephen D. Field and Miss Vir
ginia Fleld have gOM to MaW Tt rk for
a short vlsit.
The M.sSes Amv and Edlth Kohlsaat
returr.ed to New York to-day. John \'
Kohl.i_it wlll close his villa to-morrov..
Mrs. Arthur Gllman and Miss Dorothy
Gllman. of Boston, are at fhe Rl
Inn.
Mrs. Robert Mackay. Mis-* Maud MIBer,
Mrs. Arthur Quertn, Mlaa Ma Quertn, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Kopkins Smith and Mra
F. John Smith havo gone to New York,
and Mrs. Howell Lloyd ar.d M.ss Harr:.-t
Roberts to Wynnewood, Penn.
PUYWRITINQ VS. PADDING
Problem for the Jury in Young
Shubert Suit.
Mrs. Rlri.i Johnson Young. 00 defendant
wlth tba Bbabart Theatrical Con:;
the sult brooarht by Mrs. Edlth Bill
ness for part of the proflt-i from the play
"The Letter-* Man." wbleh Mra. Tooaf
wrote, b>;t which Mr.*-. Fun.
rewrote, was a witness iu the ca.-e in the
Supreme Court yesterday. Tlie p'aint.ff
wants HO ???>.
Mrs. You.g denled that Mrs. I
Wbo -.v.t.s s*.tge director for the B
Company, dld any rewriting of iier play
She abnpl] *_d such work a.s eame wlthla
her scope a.* stage director, said the iu
dlgnant pi.tywrlght. looklng at Mra
| ness. COUnaal for the plalntlff araah
i know of tbe attaaaa arbetbar bxatr?ng a
scene or eliai glng the plot of a play waa
not pHywrttt-f, Mi>. Young
would be lf ahe dld lt.
"Wouldn't it be playwrlting if Mrs. Fur
Boaa did it,' asked the lawyer.
"No, I weald call that padding." replied
the wltneai
During tlM trial yesterday t'e
j got as avMaui ?? a hook con | ,t: -
lalM columns the orlginal aianuaciipt of
i "The Letterj Maa** -ind the last ef the
play as produced. Tlie trial w.
tinuued to-day.
ELECTS MEW PRESIDENT
Broadway Association Names
Jefferson De Mont Thompson.
The Broadwer iaanctaHea. al a aa
nf at the Hotel Imperial laat nlght.
ekfted Jefferaan De Mont Tanaaan ;
d.nt. Mi. Thompson ls one of the mo.-t
actlve members of the ass-vlation n.
wei: knovn ln the trualnaaa section of
Broadway. *?g N a BM mb.r of tha I
League Club r?wyer- Club, AuUNBObOa
Club of Ameriea. Aero Cluh of Ameriea.
poetety of the ciaelanatl and a dheetet
of the Dunlap Company.
The executlve eommlttee to.*k action
on yevcral matters regardtng the . ot
struetlon of the Broedwaj* Mib^ay TlM
association has taktn or. rapld strides nnd
j the commlttees ar. al work lor the pro?
tection of the baatneOB men and prop?
erty ownera. The lm-r* a*-e of membersli'.p
ls very r-ncouraging and it ia expected
that upward of 1,000 members wlll be
- nrolled wlthin nlnety daya
'"opeland Townsei d who ls rnanager of
the Hotel Imperial. the retlring pies:dent.
wlll be aefivoly a_M with the associa?
tion as chairman of tln board. Mr
Townsend haa been the vresident aince
Its organiz-ition and was on.* of ita
f. under** He haa taken great int--r *
j ln bringln^ the association up to Its
pfoaanl standard of efflclency. The heod
quarters will remuin at the Hotei Im?
perial with Davld Roblnaon, seeretary.
ln charge.
NEW BATTAIJON FORMED
New York and Brooklyn Sigrial Corpa
Companies Thrown Together.
Albany. Oct. 30.? An order v aa iasued
to-day by Adjutant General Verbeck cre
atlng the lat and 2d companlea, 8ignal
Corps, of New Y'ork and Bri oklyn, !**?
apectlvely. aa the let Battal on. Slgnal
Corpa, of the National Guard.
Major Sanford L. Cluett, of Hooalck
Falls, attached to the Third BrigatSa
ataff, has been deslgnated to command
the new battaliou.

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