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IT. 12.2<i * ?" <s y.ntererl at th? rof.efflce at Nm T'-rk a.? keewnt CUm Mall Threats Alone Will Not Win the Fight, Governor. <;..\crnor Bulser n^ the embattled champion of direct primaries sui/?-r brand is rigorous to the ? erge of rlolence. Those who are not for him ?in<i <ii red primaries, of conree are against him, h?- says, ?un? those who are against blm ?ill merit hi? ever? lasting enmity. He ?rill hunt them oui of i?iii?ii< life, ii?- will ii_hi them; be will line up the people against them, ah the ?power "behind this desk" will he used to ?rush them I formidable throat.! since behind the Governor's ?i?-sk la the coercive power "?' th?- reto ami the purchasing power ol patronage. Thor?* i? much more Sui/.er than direct primaries in all this, and doubtless the voters whose reform ! the Governor i* advocating will i?o aomewhat sur prlaed ?it tiu- suddenness and rlolence of hi*? meth oda, it Is truly reform urith the aword, and the Oovernor a lorl of Mad Mullah brand of reformer, Victory will he his justification. it may possibly be accomplished t?y coercing ? legislators in nil the ?raya h Governor may and I M-arine opposing i.os-e^ into tit< Tben, again, ll , may n??t Governor Hugbee, win. foughl long years f'?r dire?-t primaries and whose slncerltj tvaa 00 questioned by his Mttereal enemies, >%.?*- unable to have hi? bill passed oven in un extra session. He had a trroat volume of non-partisan rapport from all sections of the state, which it is not \ ?t inani test that (.overnor Siil/.?-r has, It) spite of th?- re miirkahle efforts of the electioneering bureau In the Fxe'-uti.o ?'bamher. iTovernor Hughes w,-i- defeated by the machines ot the fwc big parties, regard less of public senti I ment. Machine opposition to Governor Bnlzer la no les?? active. Hla threats are n??t likely to do more than drive tin- political bosses t" retaliation <?f i i K ?r? nature. He win h.-iv,- to do much more than reto bills ami deprive ?i few unfortunates of ?Jobs m the present situation. Tbe machine <-an fighl blm on that ground longer than ho can stand th< t?-htinz. The best weapons for bis campaign tvlll be sin ? ?>re and disinterested public servi?-?? an?l n lone eontinucd pendsten! advocacy of this reform which -will compel public confidence in his championship ?.f it with thai will eoiue the public rapport witti??ut which lie cannot win his ficht. Who Shall Do the Peacemaking'" Mr Hry?-e's farew?-ll contained tho sueeestion th.it til.- United ?States should take the load In establishing peace among the nations of the world. That implies a compliment t?> this ?-otintry which win bo duly appreciated, especially a? ?-omiiis from ??no of the moat inforrned and sympathetic diplo matfc envoys thai ever rlaited America. Hut is it really America's place to do the arorld'a peacemathjgl And have we assurance that our efforts in that direction will not be re_:ird?*d as meddleaoine and ofl-cioual This country undertook t?i assure pas.n a basis <>f equity in I'hlna. on tho basis ,,f Integrity <-f the r?-alni and the open door; but there has been more than MM complaint that ?vo have ii" bOS-MM to concern ?>urselve< with the potltksJ systems of the Old World. Tiii<* nation win not i.e backward in exerting all possible Infiuencea for poaeo. Vot it win be at least }?s Brach to th?- point, to paraphrase a famous re* mrirk on a ROmewha! albo?! subject. f??r tho potential peocebreakers to bopln. A Bill to Protect Incompetents. I lie Walker bill civlni? In classified ctvtl Mlfllii employes th?? ?right to a trial before dismissal and 1?. a court re-view of the trial \h a bill to promoto demoralization of tho ehil service. So eroat would bo the obstacles to celt ins: Hd tat the in?-oinpctent that executives would eith?-i bave to toierato Incompetence or devoto a large part 01 their enereios to holding trials and proving In court tho B-SCeaetty for di-missals. The state has I already gone ast far as It can consistently with Its own interests In making positions on the classified lists secure. When a job becomes an absolutely sure thing the holder of It Is encouraged to become lazy. No man now oeoupylne a dasslfled position who Is reasonably efficient m-eds any mon? prote? tmn Iban h?- ha-\ Governor Bower prides himself on hi-- support <>t ??ivil servi??? r?-fonn. If ho has its Interests really at heart lie will veto this bill to make tho diamiaaa] of inconipot?'nts virtually Impossible If it come*? to him for aetJon. The Twilight Zone in California. Hiere seems to bo a tendency amone some ex? cellent Democrats ?>f the old school to speak with bated breath of the nation's treaty making i*>.\<-r It exists, of course. And the courts have p?ne a lone way to uphold It. Hut then there are the te, served rights of the st-it?*s which must and shall be preserved. Who can decide between them? No one knows what Mr. Hryan is instrui-ted to ; say to tbe State of California. But there Is a be? lief in some quarters that 6onie su?-h ancient Mriot- , ????nstrnctlonist doctrine will breathe in his word-. Wo sin?"croly hope that those fears will prove ' baseless. A more nils?-hiovous doctrine than the view which sots federal rlehts In a sort of perma nent equilibrium and deadlo?_ with state rights and leaves both parties to the contest tapotent It ta i hard to conceive. Public opinion In America has made lone Strides I sway from this old folly. The twilight zone he iwoon national and state authority has been nm b-rlally cut d<?wn in the last quarter century. The ?b-olsion of the Ci'nuiKTiT Court in the Texas rata Cases Is in line with this t?-iid?'ii?-y. for example. The broad ???in.'iioii sei..-,- principie nouai be w? conceive, that where a snveroieti power is rs|m****n] in the nation there goes with It all needed authority to execute it without let or hindrance from the states. That la the doctrine which la likely to control in 'the Minnesota rate CSSfc And it Is the doctrine which must control in California. Tbc end machinery f"r axdcnttai the will of thf* nation In sneli a conflict may sometimos be hard lo Und P?riutpa, a? C.Ilf'' Rooaevelt Suggested at Hie tim?' of the earlier Japanese controversy, legla latlon is needed to place the federal government In a position of cleat and ready authority to act. Blli the broad federal power un?|U?'Miomibly exlata and ih?' ItltfloiaailllllI -pirlt In which th.- Supreme Court has interpreted the sovereign powers of the nation leaves; ?ffle doubt that In the event of ?lis pilte the aim of the fe?]er.il government would have effective Judicial rapport Do It Now! What do leaders of tho Republican party hope to accompliali by delaying its reorganisation, if there arc difficulties in the wa\ Of holding a national convention this year to reform representation m th?-.party councils and to make its leadership more progressive, they nil] not be nny smaller next year nor the year after. Nothing ??tu he gained by ten porizing with them. i ?o those who raise tho objections secretly hop?' that the demand for a reorganisation wil1 ,,'"w over and that their Influence will he undisturbed if they succeed in slaving off a convention this year'.' 1 ?o they expect the pnrty to make a good showing in this fall's elections, and do they expect this showing t?? quiet the malcontent*'/ Do they think thai those who left the party to get with th?\ Progressives last year win come bad and he glad t?. gel hack on any termal The result in the re? cen! Massachusetts Con cress district election, the only election since November In which national issue* figured, was not encouraging to any s|1,'h | hopes And even if the Progressive? should tend 10 gravitate back to the old allegiance erithout any change in Republican poll?**, or leadership, what would he the gain? The situation that existed be fore the convention in 1912 would he rest,,red. The party would consist of two hostile wtnga, one of which, having seceded OUCC, WOUM he all the in??!'?' ready for future secession. Thai situation is not to he desired, even If it could he brought about bj mere inaction. Without a programme upon which union is possible no real ; strength can be gained. The Last of the Horse (?ars. What ihe I'.cef Katers arc to ?JOXtdOTI, the Ancient and Honorable Artillerymen are to Boston ami Colonel Henry Watterson i? tn ihe Democratic party, the Chambers str?-et line of horse cars is \a our own changeful city, streets, subways, mayors, opera house? come and go The whole town la torn down, carted awaj in wagon* and rebuilt every lit tie while. Hut the borSC ears tro o;i. uli'ii th?',v d" I go on. forai ?t. S" are refuse lo believe the presen! nine hundred ami ninety-ninth report that these home ?.irs ar?? to j ho retired. Mr Hedley gets all read?, to make the ? change, he steels his beert for the wrench, itut at the last moment he relents, like the man s,, tender hearted toward dividends r 11-it he Is. This ?s as t should he. Some ties with our slow and comfortable past must at tiny cost be preserved throughout n raucous, straphanglng future What is move, as Mr Hedley or some one else pointed out. the Chambers Street line Is needed t?? im? prove the hre->d of horse enrs. And there isn't any thing anybody can answer to that The Problem of Scutari. Scutari fallen BCCUM to tie as rr vine a problem to i.iinopo ;e Scutari iiiitak?'ii wni to Montenegro ; though without any cause which is convincing t?? Impartial observera, It is a shucking thins In Austro TI linear?an e?os f"r Montenegro t" "flout the d?cision ,,f the gicat? power-'' Hut what is o for the powers to flout the. rights "f Montenegro, even the common rights .,f iM-i llgerence and oonqu?rat1 it is a nicked and depraved ad l'or Montenegro t?. lake Bcutaii in open and heroic battle sgalnsl the wishes of Austria Hungary. Bui what was (t for Austria Hungarj t.. sei/,. Bosnia '? and Henegovina against the provisions of a solemn treaty into which she had entered with the other power-? 'Ihe fact Is thai no conceivable wrong would boj don?- to Austria Hungary nor would her political in i tin-i'. be Impaired or menaced in the sllghteal ?l?' ! gr?*e by Montenegrin possession "f Scutari, excepting that she would he to that extent balked in her ef forts to repress, throttle, stifle ami ultimately d?*sfrny two of the most callant little states In all Europe ?if course, this COUntr] is not concerned in the matter ?save in nn academic ami hnmatiitarian fashion Hut ' American- do admire pinch ami detest bullying Wherever the] see them, and at this distance and frtitn this impartial point of view there seema to bel im reason why Montenegro should relinquish the, prize which fche has fairly ami \aliantly won, nor I why any honorable and ju-tlee loving power should' compel or oven ask her to do 10, Material for the .Morgue. ?Consignment of the McKee Mcurrlculum bill," which gives the Hoard of Education power lo alter Or remake th?' course of study in New ?fork's schools, to the Senate "morgue*1 is no particular gu?ranle that the city will not have this law Imposed on It. This* hill and another, equally dan piTous, putting the nominating p?iwer of members of the Board <>f Examinera int? the hands of the Hoani of Kducatlon have the backing of the Demo? cratic majority In the I.oirlslaturo; for s?unp strati;:?' reaeon they are regarde?! nu "party measures." Under such oowlitlons It will lie entirely possible for them to he taken out of any parliamentary tangle and passed. Every reason exists why the Democrats should not take such a course. They cannot i?e eager t<> fa'?- the charge, in a municipal campaign, of throw? ing' the school system Into politics. Vet that would he the e(Te?*t of these bills If they became law. The Hoard of I-duoation is a political body. The makers of tho schools' study COUISS ami the appointer?* of the o.xaminors, who must decide on the qualifies lions of the teachers, Should by every consideration he tion political and fitted by ?ducation, (??clinical attainments an?! exponen ??? for these highly tech? nical Joba. Both Mils Should ro to the "morgue" and go there to ?stay. "Let Us Have Peace!" This spring a livelier iris is indeed ?'hanging 00 tho l.iirnish'd d??\o <>f peace. The .groat feuds or the world are being Composed at a rate ulii.-h leaves m. ?aus?- for wonder al the anxiety of the Krupps for the prosperity ?d the trade in powilcr and shot. Only tho other <lny <"ir 0W| ?and was thrill?-?! with the sweetness of re established poa,.p between Secretary Bryan snd Speaker Uark and with the vivid beauty of the strawberry mark by virtue of Which each recognized in the other his long lost brother. At almost precisely the same time the estrangement between the lieuses of Hohenzollern and Qoelpll was similarly hrushed awny Into the Kwlgkeit. when die Com?an Kmperor and Kmpress received the Duke ami Duchess of Cumberland at ?Homburg, and the Bmperor kisstsl the duchess on both cheeks, ami the duke kissc?! tiio Bmpreaa, and Hi?- rest <?f th?' company simoK banda all around and remarked "Gesuiidhettr and likewise ??Prosit:"' And BOW we hear from I hiuatowri Hint the Hip Sings, having ]?*st through disastrous conjunction with th. On Leongi some seven of tneir m?'^t aecomplighed wieldcrs of the hab-het. have developed an ironic ?lisposltion Which promises an ending of the Imme ninrial conflict <,f the Tonga, Why. then, should n??t the last crumpled rOBOleaf is the drive's nest be smoothed? When I'n-sldent Wilson comes to New Jersey this week to speak in behalf of the good Republican plan <?f jury re? form, why shoulil not the M??n. .lames Smith wol COme and entertain him and preside al hi? Newark meeting? And why slu?til?l Bot the Hon. .lames Nugent lay aside the cares of state in Kssox County long enough b? take him t?> his h?>art and to explain that a certain famous speech of his on the Now Jer? sey coast was merely a coy dissembling of love? And after that, think of what a competition there would be for tho nett Nobel I'caco ?Prise! The "remnant sales" of theatre tickets in Chicago are not properly planned. Who over heard of ar? ticles ?it such sales being sold for an even RO cents? They should be marked -li? i-onts. iin?l then thev WOUld Ro like the proverbial hot dog we moan hot cak? ' Will ?i new taxi ,-ii? ordinance, at least in respect tf fares, o? enforced snj better than the ??id one? There i1- probably not a piece of road in Neat York hotter entitled and titled to i?o maile a "tute highway than the picturesque and historic Albany post Road. "Kill- GitPs gather; Then ICarrtet Her." 'News? paper headline II aras a feud, not a studied effort te cet rid of h ir,? pectlve father-in-law. Having Mied t" convict the stanch litti? ?Dolphin of "structural weakness" thirty ve.irs airo, tbej srs now ti-vine t.? blow her to smlthcrecni with the ?ig guns of a monitor, Bui the ?lean of our mod? ra navy still rarvtvi . AS I WAS SAYING Last nigh I ?.ii- ?.?r-,,:,il SBBOhg the ruin- of \irnn geddon. Buddcnl i n id? halted pul a flngei t?> hi- lips and said "S-s* .--i?' Listen!" We seated ourself ;;i"in a broken pillar. Straining ? ur ears, we heard a voice soliloquising "Everj dog baa his day, but tbe iiIkMn i long lo tbe cata Hop? th.". ilk?? '?m! My policies would have made Hiram a mere innocuous Vice President, hut the wicked thought otherwise." ? ? ? The top of the rooming t" that drollest ?f ntay-at* home P.tit??ns. Mr w i. George! Judging bj hi scintillation! In "Everybody's" as t?> "What .marl ? Must He Like," ho. Means almOSl as w?!l informed n? the Londoner who remarks,I to uv "Now. rnV dear sir. i hope you win n??t take umbra**-* at what i am about t?. *a-.-. i ?it i consider To the victors be? long the spoils' the v? ry wrst artl'-le In you. ''on stltuti'.ri. ' . ? ? True. Mr Wll Ml began his \ I It tu to th* Capitol with ? speech from the thr? ? ?? i returned, a btti? later, ss a lobbyist; bul ths wily will not draa in ? ? ? \w i ?cet-, it roi '77 the ancient an to? t.i? of Arlsona, the peerage "t peor?a, th? i"lr?t I'amlli'? of NeVSdS Wh'n tl ? '.'.?-I t?enri mir in. ?olenl glee In recalling thai ??ur forefathers travelled I'.v th?? Mayflower snd the Half Moon, noi t-? men ti??n the Santa Maris and the Ark. we tittered In our sleeve. "Whoa!" wi cried. "Before you know it you will i??- standing in line out Ide the genealogl Va oualy demanding anceators of your own!*' This la Just what is happening Already there nre \V<--<-t? rners Who ShOUtl "HI, you! M??li| on till w ?? teil von -?(?out our forefathers Came by the n r*-1 train!" Other ?Westerners retort "i?i?i. did they? Well, our- came bj the Ami prairie scl.ner!" Btlll other:-. tOO S? ' - ? 1 I Ions '?? bt*Sg, ? quietly: "As for birth snd rani si I sll that wi despl ?? it. though the foundei of <??ir line came by the first pushcart!" Whleh li funny now. ,\ftrt- a rentury or two it win he quit? msjestle and shod? dersome ? ? ? <?ti<? ???.'.ail"a doesn't make a drummer Bul ?-wat lows nr?s Incrsashrig, despite Mr. Bryan and th-? W ?' T r. snd there 1-; no guessing where the nation will wind up, "On the r??.'id," maybe. Meanwhile swallows are becoming curiously :,,ir.-" m England. Statistics for 'he last fifteen wars show a falling ?Irink bill tlxre, gS a?*nmst tho rising ?irink ??in here Borryl Fot the effects upon temperament, both tides the sea, are a dreadful en . lourageaaent to reform? Fifteen years airo vv.? w?r? a sober peopl*. Riven only to imperlallam and aarnnge. Look at us now; Atwayi on the verge of the Danman llMnnp-ona, am have become so downright devlllab that when Mex? ico opens Are on ur vvo fly Into a passion Immedi? ately and sav. "Tut! tut !" Fifteen years ago the Bngllah were drunken ami delirious, ??ft? ti reading "The London Times" in broad ?lavliMlit iin?l? r the tu? s in II ?le I'ark. Th.-y ?. d a fee-ugb fui iif?- My word! Bui observe how sobriety bas eabnod them. The entire populace ?a pinching Itself to make sure that It Is still alive. with Rood reason, to??! ? ? ? There is later news from th?? jrenlus who supplied the telephone with a graphophonle attachment, Re is now exnerlmentini* with a trained parrot Me re? moves Hie reci-iver and ?-eats the parrot on the lever, 'which Is held ?lown b) the hint's weight When the bell rlnf-s It frlphtens the parrot Away he filen Tills make? the coriti?-<tlon Tin-n tho bird recovers his com i ??.?-ii re and saya: "Back at II O'clock, Beoh at 11 o'clock!"- precisely as Instructed. We h<sltat?> to pick flaws in such a triumph of In* genulty, and we hate to deprive paiTOtS of an honest livelihood, but It has 0000 our observation that thes-e creatures ate singularly absent-minded. Also that they never whollv shake off tbe habits acquired ??ti ihlpboard I.ike as not v our parrot will for-*et all about "Back at 11 o. lock" and call your most lenient creditor a regular you know- what: U. I, H. OH, 8URELYI Prom The CleveUml t?eader. gserstary MeAdos says new blood In the Treasury ftepartmetit Is "vital In the Interest of th?. public." An?l only D?mocratie Hood is n w. CIRCUMSTANCES ALTER CASES. i- h.m Th. Philadelphia Inquir? r. Two yean ego th.- House Dem?crata -sptalnai bi r. DsderWOOd, Wmppid tbeh flogen at the Hi van whip hen the "I'terless l.rarter" ?Irmntided D?mocratie ac? i?n In favor of tree wool, hut Mr. Rryan hart no patron ??? to dispense. Mr. Wilson, however. Is In a better to _l.-ut_ DEJECTION. Gee! Tige, ain't it fierce' Wilson in Washington, Sulzer in Albany and Fusion in New York! THE PEOPLE'S COLUMN ^?ft WTSHY WASHINGTON PRAISI ?Captain Brvan of t.ie Ship of Sta Gets a Cheer ? . -i - i ditor et The TH1 sir i ha? a rr' Thi T' line's attitude of fit?-- ?? i "ur n< r .,t|... .? | trntlon But 3 an set to 1 e after ths scalp of the Beeretsr** gtats i e mi i hs dare to t main trus certain lifelong principles In srhlch hs h t.? ? n trained ir tmericgii sentiment Ii gradually et tu,it off the "i.""/.'" tupi ? ? "f rallwi A remen snd engineers lei who i>u trains along Used tract 't ? mut ?relions thing if ths taptaln of ths sh . f itate wl 1 salle - ncharted leete, sh<?u r. fus? i" lai 11 sboard ! u/hen tmerl sas go sbroad thsjr fit themselves under Ihe necee Itj of 001 fui mini to ti ?? 'H' lom ol "? ? : l ?u'ii Il t"" tll'!''ll .'I .isk Ill.lt ? ? matter ? hai th? Ir rank coi form Vmerl?*an customs when in this rountrj Although ths irriter Is sn Engllshms born, he must feel le-* respect for th land "f hie n?i?.pftr?n if that flu?* ?i \niTifHti spirit srhleh Inspired in the da? of i77s snd IS11 snd 'il ta 'il ami i iiirist now gtvs pines lo ths "spirits" whk British sriotocreey 1* now ssndtng ov< hors in ?>iiio loape ROBERT I MACBRIDB. stony Point, N. v . April ?.;,. ISIS, THE aSOLDIERS" CLUB The D. A. R. Resolution C?illed fo the Restoration of the Canteen. To tbS Editor of The Tribune. Sir: I feel much tii?lrhtr<1 to Tho Trlhun my family paper for poMlahlng ou resolution Is renard to ths canteen, fear we <i"i not know- much about See rtt.tiy Garrison's efforts to restore u Th? correct text of our re olutlon, ??s r.-.u bj our otn. tul reader from th<- platform was ma follows: "Moved hy Mr??. Doorman, of New rorh thai ths reriiiiuiii'iHliitl.'ti of (ienria Wood, In hit? la.it official report, for th. restoration Of the canteen. 'In the Interesl of temperance." be Indorsed by the liaiiKh trr? of the American Revolution, lee? ended hy Mm. Hard? of Baglewood, n. j., 'and by Mrs. (?>orR?> Weaver, of New? hurt, ft. v.'" The Daughters of the American Revo? lution number MS.MI membera Mai the sucesos of ??ur motion h? prophetic of ths restoration Of thS soldiers' ClUb, or (an? teen, e I'MARla-iTTK SAYKK BOORMAN. Kort Washington Chapter, n. a. r. ITashlngton. April H M-* IF CALIFORNIA FIGHTS JAPAN. To the Kiiitor of The Tribune. Sir: Of courue. It Is Understood that If CaHfornls se<s fit to prsdpltats ? war With Japan she In to Bghl H out sltiKle. hatni.il aid take the eonseQuenceo. It would he monstrous for h? r to take action ??ontraiy to (he will of the nation ami then call on the nation to fls'ht h.r battles for her. /. New York. April 24. 191? "HAIL, COLUMBIA!" To the Kditor of The Trlhune. Sir: This is the 1i;.th atum? 1 sai y ?if Joseph HopMnoon's "Hail. Columblnr We are toM that it ?sus written t" sreuss hu American ?spirit that woiiM "*"' shove the interest?, paaslons and policy ' of those who sympathized with the Idea of sn alliance with Bngland and of their opponent!, th* Napoleonic faction A modern veriuon that would pleaea ?alike tho suffragists and their detteates? IOS S| "op.enfs, the ??r.fis. follow?: "Hail, Colombia, happy tard' Paps TOI so. hut mother? Brand" Washington, Apt ? W THE MAN MADE INCOME TAaX i Door It Treat Woman M a Ch.ittel? To the Editor of Ths Tribune sir: it would seem that i> greal Injus 11. e is done ?o woman In the proposed man made tri?me tax law: "if the wife is liv? ing permanently apart from her husband *he may he taxed separately, but other? wise it allosrs only on" deduction of |4.? 000 fron, the ftggi I gats l? I This p'its ?i premium on living apart. dt? one. dis ouragi II ?' ' - mar? riage, encourages rscs sul? de and tu I woman as s ? hatte! All organ! ted n men, philanthropies snd rellilnus ?id otherwise ahoiild Im medlately oppo?* the retention of this Item. W New York. April ??, ltlt. "EOMBAST AND LAKE ERIE" An American Version of the Unpleas antness Is Quoted. To the Editor Of The Tribune sir: in refutation of th? communica? tion entitled "?Bombast and Lake Brie" I WOOM Hiilmilt the followltuf s.wint taken from "The National Portrait Gal? >rv of Distinguished Amerlenne." oon? dueled hy Jamen B Longacre and James Herring? of Sum fork, printed by .lames it. Longacre In Philadelphia la teat, In PMH volumes. Volume 2: '?mi Beptombor IS, t?? ?2. the American squadron was bring al Put-In-Bay; st sunrise the British squadron was discov? ered i>> Perry, making toward him. Per? ry's for?- was two twenty-gun brigs and several smaller vessels, sarrytng In I ,ail lifty-four gun??, manned with about 1 ?-ix hundred persone; n.iiiois, landsmen 1 and hoys. The British force was superior hi men and metal, being six vessels, car rylng sixty-three guns. "At It o'clock a. m the British were formed In line of battle; but the win.i now f-hanffing, Perry had an opportunity tu bear down upon them as he shoes The commodore, In the Lawrence, led. i-rom her masthead were dlsatajrod ths last words ?if her gallant i'nptain Iaw? rence, who fell In the action between the Cheoapeaht Sad thS Shannon: "Hoys, don't gtVS up the ship." At a few min? utes past 1% tho British commenced ftrltiK. and some damage Was dOOS to ths LauTenes before retry eould make iiis short KUiifl hear upon the enemy At length h?- opened his battery and stood the fire of the enemy's force for two hours. The other part of his hot ,|?,| not come to his assistance. "The Lawrence was becomltiK unman BgOablO! her decks were strewn with the dead; her Kims were dismounted. a\t this moment Perry convolved a bold and must admirable do?i:?m. It waa no sooner c.m CStved tlian It was put In execution ."liv? ing the command ?if the L&wroMS to Lieu? tenant Yarnell, lie took his flag under tils arm. Jumped Into his boat and amidst ii Shower Of shot made his way to the Niagara, ths second ship ?>r i,is s()ua?i ''"ii. ile went "IT from the laawrence tending Dp In Ms boat, but the seamen, seeing how much he was exponed, seized nltn with affectionate violence and pulled "lm down to a seat if la flag was now *oon flying- from the masthead of the Niagara, comparatively a freeh ahlp. i Th's wo? a moment full of per"1, Th? youthful hero was ss calm ?*: adventur? ous He brought hie ship In a position to break th.? enemy's lin? of battle. He lave IWO Ships n raking five w?.th his gui . poured a bro idslds Inte ? scboon? r from his larboard tier, and la) tils shin alongside of the Rrltlsh commodore Tho effect of his fire wan terrifie and the enemy's battery wa# m lonced In a very short time? The Am?r ran \. s w.r<> ooos brousht up. aid ihe conten? decided, which had now lasted ?rs The enemy wes DOt only entirely subdued, but all h's were taken and brought to the A .in ?aide of 'Ii" hike. did a warrior 'lght with n b-av?r or more skilful foe. Commodore Barelay, who commanded th? British squadron on that day. was a man of no ordinary fame He had gained laurels at the bat? tle of Trafalgar and other sea *.ghtt w het ? II sd SI I won the :? tl ? day Ms sspsiIsms d?4 avs i ''lui he was forced to yle'd. I ? kNM '?as great on both *'.??, b;t much more severe on ?>i<? part of tbs ?h. They had two hundred all ai and wounded; the Americans shout sas hundred and twenty three, ?'ommcWs Barclay w is severely wounded. haV*??i lost bis remaining hand hi the right, the Other having been shot off In aome pre? vious battle, "In this fia;ht Perry's eOttdOOl wvs merk?*. wiih ski!, bravery and persevemnea He omitted nothing, did everything h? should have done and nothing more. He wae U humane a? brave, and as m-vtost as h'J He took tptflal ?'are of th? Wounded of the enemy as well as of his own gallant crews, and did all that oonl?l have i eeri done to ssouaci the wounds Of porsjoa and feeling of Commodore Barclay while he was a prisoner In his power." New York, April 22, IMS. S B. B. THE TALK OF THE DAY. U by does the telephone operator al w.-ivs repeat the number called for by S Kiibecriherf This question probably has i ocurred to n?'arly every one, and the an? swer Is gtVSU In "Th" New York Tele? phone Review " The reason Is that the "calling party** may have an opportunity to cornet the operator If she makes an error. The Operators, however, aie t lined t?? exp.ct some kind of an an ?wer Their attention being keyed >'P l,> i,,. Ivc s possible correction In CMS thsy r.uike a mistak.'. tt would be of great SO SlstanOS If they were ?riven a po!lt3 "Thank you" or some other affirmative answer in case they repeat the number oorrectl) ? "Are you r, Socialist?" "I was until I discovered the other ?**> that i had several things the other feiiow alshes he bed." Detroit Uros Presa A BBPBOOF. [Women Pss* ?? Angola tl-adirn?.! HOW mail, and bad. and sad, to And This libel Upon womenklnd! Crass IgnonUMS it surely shows To say as gsjgell "women pose"? < i ass Ignorance. If nothing worse? For turn to any poet's verse And learn they're angels, great or small. Without the need to pose at all! QBOBOI B, M?'HK~OOD. ?quire WUU, Ottse, ?lid you fellows like that ale i s. nt down yesterday? , alies ves. thank'ee, sir. it was jusi the tlutiK for US . . #h ?quire?How do you mean-just in? thing"! . reten t.ll.'s Why. sir, If It 'ad been lW" better we shouldn't 'ave 'ad it, and ir m "ad been a little worse we couldn t are drlnked It.-The Taller.