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The Tribune unes Its hest endeavor-, to Insure the IIUStaialisiases of every advertisement It prints and to avoid the publication of all advertisements contain? ing misleading statements or claim?. A Political Start for the New Bank ing System. i he orgaalaiag. committee has yielded to local pressure and will start tlu? Federal BsstiffS system ..flf with the maximum of districts authorized by law, twelve. To do this and mu have any one dis irict bank eompletely overbalance the smaller and weaker ones, it bus paid no attention to natural lines of trade. The sole aim lias been to get to? gether areas of as nearly equal banking capital as possible, irrespective of whether the territory in eluded went together naturally or not. The Lest illustration of the lengths to which the committee has pone Is furnished in the case of New ...rk. This city lias always been the problem of those who Wished to divide the country into many districts and avoid having some of them insiguiti ?ant alongside of New York. The more districts that were made the smaller some of them would be. while New York was an irreducible minimum with a large banking capital sure to overshadow the others. In the plan that has been adopted New York has been btOUght down to the irreducible minimum. The district of which this city is the! capital consists only of this state. This cuts off, so far as the Federal Reserva organization Is con? cerned, all the territory that Is tributary to the ? metropolis and runs In the face of the natural tendency of trade. Northern New Jersey, so far as business is con- I cerned, is virtually a pail of New York. All of its trade relations are naturally with this . ity. Yet ' Northern New Jersey is put into the Philadelphia district so as to make the banking power of the, Federal district here arbitrarily more nearly equal to the banking power of the weakest district in rural territory. Similarly, Southern and Western New England naturally belong with New York, but they are thrown In with Boston for the same rea? son that Northern New Jersey is placed in the dis? trict with Thiladelphia. This is to sacrifice the best interests of the communities whose natural trade relations are ignored. It is to jeopardize the sue 1 of the new reserve system from the outset. And all to satisfy a petty spirit of jealous localism] Personal considerations also outweighed the good of the public in the choice of reserve oities. Mr. John Skelton Williams, for example, being one of the committee, secures the preference of Richmond as a reserve city over Baltimore, the real commer? cial capital of the rejrion in which both are located. It was a weak committee whi? h- had the organiza- ' tioti of the new system in hand, and its work has been bad. Mr. Bensel's Peculiar Sense of Propriety. State Engineer Bensel discloses g mistaken sense of honor when he says it is an insult for the Assembly investigating committee to ask him to siirn a waiver of immunity before giving testi? mony about his conduct of the state's business. In spite of his refusal to ??ive up the "whitewash bath" when asked to sign a similar waiver by Dis? trict Attorney Whitman, the public -?ill |,e In? clined to think it would have been an insult?or an accusation-If the Assembly committee had not giren him the chance to waive immunity and testify. Any man-even n state official-is presumed to be innocent of crime until he is proved g v. Failure to ask Mr. Pensel to sign this wnlvei .' immunity from prosecution would have been OOJMlY* aient to declaration that he would need the Immu? nity granted by the law to those who give testimony regarding violations of law in which they are con ? <*rned. The State Knjrineor is within his tech 'i'-al right in his course. But he does not improve s reputation in the community by insisting on iliese technicalities. Up to Mr. O'Gorman to Kxplain. When the Hon. James A. O'i'orman, now burning to distinguish himself as the ''hamp Clark of the Fnlted States Senate, next arises to thunder about the gacredneog of the Densocrattc national plat? form'? declaration in favor of coastwise tolls exemp? tion lie will owe the public a little preliminary j.er-onal explanation. According to the Senator's logic about platforms one promise made to the voters is" Just as inviolable as another. The Baltimore platform, which Mr. O'i'orinan helped to prepare, contained this declaration: "We eeamsend the DenseeratiC House of Representatives for extending the doctrine of publicity to recom ineiidatioris, verbal und Written, upon which Presi? dential appointments are made" The Democratic Bomte had tried to attach to I bill creating a ii**w federal indgeehlp whet was known as the Cnllop proviso, directing the President hereafter to make public an recommendations submitted to him in connection with the sppointment of judges. The ?gante, bowerer, rejected th<? proviso and forced its abandonment in conference committee After the Witeon administration came into power the D?mocratie lions?, attached the CullOp proviso le a bill providing for the creation of an add! Banal dletikl judge in the Caetera District or Pennsylvania. This bill was ref->rr.?d to the Senate Jnudnry Oeanmlttoe, el which Mr. OXIormea ?ember, and was reported ont el that body shorn Of the publicity proviso. When this strange pro eeedtag was <-jiIl?--J te Mr. Oi'ormiin's attend.,n a lea* day* ago the best he could do wan to nay: "I to recollection of the incident" Fntther thai Uiaf he explained: "It is a po??r dcfci,. (. p? disloyalty io a parly obligation to mil a Kent loo f., the fact : here have been other departuren. from the _es of the party." We do Mi agree ujUi the Senator. It ?? a poor lefgndof of the gencUtf of the Pomona Ik national '?stform who <sn say of s flat violation of s promise of that platform by his own Senate ?oru rulttee: "J harp no recollection of th?? incident." Mr. O'f?orman ought to search his memory. W hat Democrats in the Judiciary Committee betrayed the sacred platform behind his back? T'ntil be ex? plains the r?pudiai|Ofl Of the t'nllop amendment and denounces thp rspUdlatOfB the public will bo loath to BCCOpt at figeg value his championship <>f loyalty to party pr?itnis?'s. The Lost Sealers. Sealing in the North Atlantic is about the most perilous uf seafaring work, and the loss of a hun? dred and more men with the s?ujler Newfoundland tells no new tragedy. From St. John's the fleet of steam sealini: fgg ggjg pops out the middle of every Match, bearing a small army of staler?. 'I'he hulk of the wort i?1 done on Ice Mix's, where the seuls are ?audit arwl killed. The Newfoundland was an old, wooden vos ? sp], an?l though Strengthened ItisUie was pOOtlf fltted to withstand tlie pressure if caught in a great ice field. Whether tlie loss ?if life OCCOITejJ through her collapse and foundering or whether her men w?-n> caught OB a flop by a sudden blizzard is rot altogether clear. In either ?-ase the loss of life is one of tbg worst In the history of North Sea fishing. At such a time the large returns from a hazardous trade seem very small. Yet, as in the case of whaling in years scone by, there are always men ready for tbe chance. Reforming the Universe to Death. The Incorporation of the American Posture League, an organization "to Induee people to sit up and stand up straight." was not an April 1 joke. ' It appears to he an enterprise ?>f serious and worthy people who are convinced that the "slinker slouch" and similar mannerisms are dragging the worhl into eternal degradation. Therefore the people in it must ite reformed. From birth to death -from eugenics to funeral sermon?a person making his way through life is now the raw material of reform. Politico, business, religion, morals, manners, clothes and conversa? tion must be operated on by censorious Comstocks. who pass a law prohibiting something or form a league for the promotion of something else. The Order of Minders of Other People's Business OOOBU to be growing daily. It should be reformed by a League to Encourage the Minding of One's Own Business. Union Pacific's "Melon" Cut. Justice Greenbaum's decision yesterday will prob? ably allow an immediate cutting of Union Pacific's "melon." The decision is brief ami decisive, and on the court's showing the holders of the 4 per ce t preferred stock had only g shadowy basis for their protest against the distribution Of the I'nion ]'a elfie's Baltimore ft Ohio holdings. Ability to pay 4 per cent on the preferred stock will not he endangered by the distribution. It is popular to ?all this division of surplus a "melon cutting." What it really amounts to for the common stock holders is taking money out of one pocket and putting ?t into another. The Balti? more & Ohio holding? would bring in Just as much fif retained in the railroad's treasury as they will if parcelled out among the present stockholders. The ?distribution will net each participant a n.-j income of about 92 a year per share of slock ' owned. But the ?lividend on the I'nion Pacific stock itself is to be cut $2 a share, so that t 01 transaction is clearly g stand-off. i'rom the public point of view it is a good thing to discourage the holding by one railroad of u large block of another railroad's stock, especially if there is any possibility ?if ouch ownershlp'g even indi? rectly restraining competition. The I'nion Pacific traded Southern Pacific Stock for Baltimore & Ohio stock and is now gettim: rid o. most of its Baltimore ft Ohio holdings. The Pennsylvania Railroad traded Baltimore ft Ohio stock for Southern Pacific stuck, thus getting rid of an invest ment In a possible rival In its own ter ritory and making an investment on the other side of tbe continent. Such readjustments are beneficial. ITbO government is trying to force them all along ? the line, and the I'nion Pacific's "melon cutting'' i is entirely in harmony with government policy. Beards That Gome and Go. Prom the small matter of feminine mustaches in Germany the debate has taken in the whole matter of beards, using the term in the broadest sense. Shall we shave or shall we not'.' Is the Kreuch topiary art preferable to our American plan? ing and polishing? Just why our nation has looked askance at elaborate beards It would be an interesting task for the historians to figure out. Perhaps merely he cause we are conservative and when our nation took its birth from Kngland clean shaving was the order of the day. Prior to that beards had been "In" and "out" time and again among our aacootora But with the reign of Queen Anne every vestige of beard, mustache and whisker vanished, and throughout the ?lays of the coloides, when Arin-rl cans were fixing their speech and dress and habits, hair was not. Guardsmen began to cultivate mustaches in Eng? land again around the days of Waterloo, and the "Piccadilly weepers" marked the climax of return? ing hair in the bO's. But America never followed this lend with much enthusiasm. Beards of a modest sort were not infrequent in the Ko's and !h?s, but. taking their record throughout Americans have Well earned their reputation for being clean shaven. PerhBfM wo might be nmre definitive if WO WON bearded like Abraham, Agamemnon and King Ar? thur. But what is the use of going behind a nations! resolve? There is something essentiell; American about a clean shaven face. PrenkuOSS, keenness, good nature, efficiency who knows how many of our best characteristics might disappear if we abandoned our national habits in search of urt! Principle and Patronage. ll is gsddenlng tO think that squabbles over so v.rdid snd m.itcriai i tiling as patronage shenM have driven the Bull IfOOOS OOOS Of Brooklyn to quit his lob. The PNgresStTSS travel < tlx-ir reputation as a party ?>f prim ?pie, n??t patronage. Y?t the ?old, hard fa'-t BBSBM >" np ?llHt *,r Amiislum, bating landed only two jobs for his followers Otti <?f the throe thousand for which he is said to have in doreOi applicants, found Hip plaints of tbe MM tsU ISO much for him. Tammany 1ms always l>e?'n perfectly Willing to gel glen* en Patronage aneormpted by Principia The Brooklyn Progressives have a record un lo ?date ut Principle almost un< onupted by Patronage It la to be hoped an ambition to grab the John and M the <T?'?iit go ta, mi t<> iWfl "UM" '"'" ,n** ll,m j many clasa The Conning Tower A Tango Pantoum. "Say, do jroo know that new dip?" / "Why don't they open the doors?? Careful, my dear, or we'd slip!" "( lb, that's the worst of these floors!" "Why d^n't they open the dnors? Hot i- 00 name for it here!*' "Oh. that's the worst of these rWr?; Doesn't that couple look queer!" "lint j?? no name tor it here." "Isn't this music ju-t fjraiul?" "Doesn't that couple look queer; See how she twistl up her hand!" "Isn't this mu-cr just grand!" "My. but you've got the Step OOfd/ S*e how she twists up her hand'" "(,re, that's a pretty close hold! ".!/.". but JTOuVe i:ot the step coldf "Say, do you know that "etc dip? Gee. that's a pretty close hold." "Careful, my dear, or we'll si:p!" Jack. We know just the contempt the Conrad fans must have for us. To-day we met an ineffable biped who said, "I suppose you fall for the Meredith bunk!" Asterisks ? * ? and astonishors : : ! Speaking of Panama tolls, as editorial writers have to be, salicylic acid will make yestnrsummer's thatch look as g. as n. A young man from the c. P. of .1. has just left the office. He assures us that Monday's Tower will be almost as good as the one the Nassau Literary Maga? zine is going to do In a week or two. Order your ' copy today.?Adv. MOTHER TANOOOBB. Ride a prey mare to any affair And se.? the young people a-tangoing there; Snapping th?-?ir fingers and pointing their toes They'll soon have jobs In the Cabaret Shows. R. U. D. The Hon. Tad may have pot it from Dickens, who t mav have pot It from Franklin, who may have li'tod t it from Pope. This from Nicholas Xlekleby: "For he was a little wanting here," touohinp his forehead, "nobody at home, you know, If you knocked ever SO ufen." i _ ROOT TO FIVE UK'S EN'i'AG F.T> NOW. [From the Ote>-o i.V. Y ) Tim??? 1 Friday ?v.nin? while Paul .I?'S'er and lady friend, r?rare naSSSlI, wore drivlni- to town for B Melga rile, they had the misfortune to un?<t nt the top of Mill Illll. Could It b? he driver WM otherwl-e enK?ij*e<| " Old Hank Harrison, whose highly readable piece in the Atlantic Monthly tells about how ttie editors remained calm over his stories before he landed v.i'h "Queed"?Hank never can say that we didn't en? courape him in his ante-famous days. Old readers may remember how we used to reprint his para? graphs abcut the star-eyed blondes of Royal Rich moml THK WOMAN OF TROY, f Women have often been blamed eg re*, iltan'? of n ii n SSeeSSlV* deaire. I ehotild 111.? to draw atten? tion to the cms.? of that well known lad?-, Helen of Troy, who ha? been, throughout the ?Ren, ?o wronf fully blamed fur 11.?j fall of Troy. A? a matter of fast, H waen't her fault; it wa? all due to the m? ??illesome advance-, of Paris and the Jealousy of M? ri'Inn? ? Mrs. t'liarlutte Perkias Cilman ] White browed with coronal of pure spun gold Shining as fleecy .loud tops when the beams * >t morning sunlight lift in radiant streams, Her SOlOS like Chimes of silver softly tolled; Tall ns a lily sprung from mother mold, Fair as a dream flower In a world of dreams Across the flowing tides uf time she seems Reautiful still as in the days of old When Standing on I he lofty walls of Troy (layinti in wonderment, with eager pride She watched the heroes battle for her charms, And all the woman In her thrilled with joy Walk yet the wife within her yearned to bide In mighty Ifenelaug1 waiting arms. _ F. L. M. Well Walter Johnson ought to give Marty O'Toole ' quite a battle in the Ilrst game of the 1014 w. s. These preseason baseball games don't even kesp u: out in the open air O A ME THOUGHTS OH PITCHING MEH. Ry J. W. 0. Rut O, 1/7)?/ a dif. trhrn the snixon's here; Ms brxt tS <t ?hoot US strainht tu a /?pear; Among the change? on this newspaper is a length ' eninr of columns. Each column is now three agate lines longer than It BSSd to be. That makes OR} linea , a year, which should he good news. For contrlbs, of i course. APRMX.. Welcome to April returning. With her sunshine and warm rain, Cnll'ng fcrth the birds and blossoms In a hrlght and Joyous train. Blue' lrds, robins. PUSBJ WlTIOWa. Fining all the earth with cheer. Ari'l glad hearts Join in the chorus. "April, April, month so dear" Pout h Wind deuces 'iiioii?..?-t the brar-hes. And where'er a hud there be CgrOlS BO that all m.'iv hear her, "April, April set? thes free" MART C. BURKK "Whom do you thick can do that ?"- FYom "You N'evcr Know Your Luck," by Gilbert Parker. " ?Whom are you'." said Cyril." IF wet? fHOUOHT OF it BEFonic TOO, Ties St W'.'iil'l | ou sail voluntary overtime w.rk I efor? a threatened la>-ofT Are ni-ur.u.. ?? V. It .\. Fus. of handing it to the Omaha Daily News, which prln' a "map of the repuhlie of Spain." A Madison avenue restaurant advertises "Perfect ladles' and gsatlsmsn's retiring rooms." The rc a. ti< i to pnrltanlsm was bound to come. Maiiv contributions come by special delivery, and here's the strange pert of it we don't think we ,v.r printed one of them.?im L, t. m The Chicago Tribune, ou*- exp?rience, precisely. And most of the COtt? trihntions marked "Personal" vouchsafe the informa? tion that Bf, Bahner Ig en undertaker In soms vir ginia town. And time that COntrthS might employ writing in genlous verses thej many Of them put in obliter? ating from their stationery their addresses, or the firm's Bams. W8 don'l ?ire who vmj are, yhinder stand; nor do vv ?? ever In t?a a i "iilldeiee. T'i* Canal Tolls (?uarlitto will now sing. "Ili'l Have to Get Uut and Oot linderW00d>N I F. r. A. i THE CHAMP CLARK OF THE SENATE. THE PEOPLE'S COLUMN XnP?Z? EZ?Jor AN ENGLISH POINT OF VIEW A Believer in Toll Discrimination Cites Some British Utterances. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: At this moment, wh?n the Presi denl of the United States Is attempting to force upon the p?rople his own lnterpre r.iii'in or- national righteousness, it may interest Ths Tribune, erhleh seems to he suffering from ?'i Bpasn af excessive eon ????ions virtrie In connection with the Pan? ama tolls question, to get a glimpse of the English point of view, as it presented Itself to me when I was In England In .1012. Englishmen then had no concern or interest In this prating about "national honor"- they were simply exulting with an evil delight at the dlBOOmfltOTO of the i i Ited States In "getting Itself Into a hole" by the literal Interpretation of that treaty, and in going to colossal ex? pense for the direct benefit of British trade. 'The Nation" (London., of August II, 1312, page 791, in presenting the Justice of the American claim to waive the tolls that our coastwise trade might be per? mitted to survive the building of the canal, males this concluding statement: "Those Journals In Great Britain and on the Continent which are arraigning; with so much vehemence the claim of America to remit the fees for her roast? ing vessels are beating the air. Their ease IS founded upon a complete misap? prehension of the governing facts of the situation." furthermore, a certain Dr. F. B. Vroo man. a Canadian, speaking that summer before the Royal Colonial Institute, made this astonishing seeerttoo: "In tho Hems of lumber and wood pulp alone the Panama f'anal will make as a free gift to British Columbia considera? bly more than the United States Is spend? ing on the whole canal." It Is In order that Canadian commerce may drive our own out of competition that England has made this clamor for the manifest misinterpretation of the spirit of Hay's treaty, and It Is to that end that the President Is driving his po? litical mercenaries t?j ?sacrifice o'ir al? ready unhappy COaSlwlss shipping to his obstinacy. EDWARD F. STEVENS. Brooklyn. March .10, 1014. SOME FRANK DEMOCRATIC WORDS. An Upstate Citizen Refuses to Cheer Messrs. Glynn, Murphy and McCabe. To tho Bdltor Of The Tribune. ' A Democrat to the Parkhone' r.-iri stir up BO argument in his opening paragraph, la complimenting The Tri bune .m its fBinMsa In th?> letter pub Itsh? .i i v j on to-day. \- s Democrat wb?i believes in ?er \ i ?. tb.it lathe party whleh best serves the stats Is entitled te public office, i tahe exception te that part gf ble letter from ?rhlch I quote: The Democrats In this stats ersrs shaping things ahnag nii.lv aitbOUl b.s Sdvfce, and In a ii thorough!] m tlsfactory to the nts oritj of tin- Dentoorets of the Em pirs Btatl ' If this Assertion be true, then It's time the Democratk party was put oat of bualneea or else regenerated. in ltil the party hooa on ex-?-nioon keeper, dictated th? nomination of a re? spectable nonentity fur ?;overn.?r th?? party had then reached thnt state of degeneracy that Its "leader," or "hooa," named for the hlgheal uflce In the ?t?te s araahllagi and one who hud nothing to now Blind i? i m bul BMdlocrit) sad Mil..-? i-\ leney? JfWO years Inter the tame "bosa" die ' fated the nomination of another wer ling of well known collective abili who happened to ?"hold out" ?some of t "swag." When Sulzer refused to fit his office to the "boss-' he WBO per.? cutcd lor the crimes he refused to coi mit. Wot the npcnins: of first gun in t! ' political crime of the century Murpb] mouthpiece. Mi i'abe?the ^o-called i bany County lead-r (?i nrhoee lead) ship has made the Democracy <.f Albai . a Joke?is appointed to a lin.OuO Job f six years. It mav interest your cc respondent, and Democrats In ganen to lenrn that in the primaries last t; McCahe'S delegates were elei-ted In tl river Ward?*, the "red light-' district, tl mill wards of Cohoes, aiiil "side cut" < Watervllet. Under the leadership "Dan" Dugan the ifeOahe delegates we beaten In all of the towns In the coiini and In the resi lenti-il \\ ;.r?ls of tl cities -jf Albany, Cohoes nid Watervlle ThS McCahs Interests were taken care < In Albany by "Hunkus" Burns and In C< hces by "Mike" Smith, a Trov salooi keeper. Governor Glynn should lndee be proud of his friends. William Temple Emmett may he good lawyer, hut it will be very har to convliKetthe general public that h Is as competent a man as his pred? censor, Public Service Commission? BagUO- S c?iod business man and mmof tent engineer, peculiarly fitted for th duties of the olttce Judge Hashrouch srtay be a good law yer, but one who' has never dlstlri guished himself as an authority on In surance or Insurance law. Eugene Lamb Rlcharos may he an other good lawyer, and presumably hi: fitness for the position of Supmn'-n dent of Banks Is his abllity to ferre out and bring to light deposits of cam palgn funds. CertaJnly, re ha? no othei known nuallflcation unless it be pernl clous political activity and his willing? ness to cerve Murphy In ousting Sul uer. I am glad to learn from your cor? respondent-?? letter that thete are Rom? Democrats of backbone in New York Ws of Albany were unaware of thai fact, as the specimens from the bi| (Ity Which tre observe In tbe Capitol ne .er ?how any of the symptoms, beln?, content to execute the orders fron Fourteenth Street as received over th? telephone. If "the I emoerats of the state wer? shaping things along nicely-' with onf Tanunaay Senator In Great Meadow, s couple <?f district leaders In prison for conspiracy on a state road Job, a Governor Impeached, a State Treasurer a suicide. It is well indeed fur us up staters to know that things are "In a manner satisfactory to the maj'iritv of tbe Democrats of the Empire Slat?'" Personally, 1 am pleased to know that there are still living men like Woodrow Wilson, .lohn Purroy Mitchel and Dud Isy I'i< LI Malone who disagree with the conclusions of ] <m.- corresponde?u and who pOOBOM the moral courage to deuoiin, ?? the commerci ?llzed Democracy of ?'barley Murphy, P. E. Mr' abe and his friends and lieutenants ??Mike" gmlth and "?UBhue" Burns. As for Governor Olyaa lei us be charitable in <>ur opinions, as he at least paid his debts to M.i'ntie and Richards and obeyed 1 is "bos?." In BOncleOtea permit me to express the belief that there Is too much (back) bone In Dem?, ratle politics- extending I too fur along the ?pine until It boOOmSS "bonehe.tded." Let us heve lev? af the boosted aschheno and more thought. t more -ban?, ter, Hnd less saloonkeepers In the Democratic pert) more dev?? lanos erhe Bill bo loved be.^use of their ability to nuke enemies. DEMOCRAT. ?\lban>. April i, lili. ?J ASK THE HUSBANDS Do They Object to Having Intelligent Wire.? To the Editor of The Tribune. S.r: Is BOt C. !.. Matthews aj-kmc; a lit? tle too much to expe.it an answer of "facts applied to sack asperate Quasi ' ir.stead of ''glittering generalities" when his own BtStemeatS are so ghfteringly geaersl? Why mix the SWOStshoPb tue factory and store, where women are ohllged fo earn their bread, With tango halls, which ?re ostensibly for recreation and where the male toes BIS quite as agil? and as much in demand ?s the female ones? Would Mr. Matthews forbid us both work and pla] ? Does he think for an instant thar because women marry at twenty-seven instead of twenty It ?a merely be? muse no men have asked them? Tie, Mr. Matthews! Why not lay this embarras lng state of affairs at the door of the in? come tax, or the higher cost of living, or our own Intelligent discrimination, rather than to our suffrage la< k of charm? But why ask the suffragette to answer all these pertinent questions? Co to their husbands direct (names furnished upon request) and Inquire If they are contlnu allv embarrassed by the Intelligence of thiir wiv.s: if tneir home lives are a retched and In danger of being wrecked by divorce: if they had It to do over apaln would they choose wive? less fitted to discuss arid mingle with the events "f the der. M P.S. DAVID ROBINSON New York, April 1, 1914. IN REPLY TO DR. SILVERMAN Tart Word? from a Believer in Suffrage, Feminism and Socialism. To the Kditor of The Tribune. Sir; Commenting upon ,the report Of Rabbi Hlvsrman'S fimon in your Issue of March 2?., would not sur h utterance? but emphasize th.? necessity of Bruin any "tool" that would further the "Int. r ests of humanity." which s? ema to con? sist of the male and the female? Ills al? ta k upon the SSS arhlell gives birth to men is a blot upon even o U so-called civ? ilisation. I was not aware that the use of the ballot for individual expression was a question of sex or religion. I wonder, If the Church had not failed so utterly, If women woiil.i really need the vote? Rejoicing thai the "three movements," suffrage, feminism and socialism, are be-/ yond recall. I am yours for them all! / c. o. vis set/ Croton-or-Hudson. April 1, MM / ANOTHER CONVERI* TO SUTOWGE The "Antis' " Argument Basest Upon War Persuaded Him./ To the Kditor of Tie Tribune.' Sir: Hera's soother cunOeejl to woman suffrage, but I was conveA****1 bv the "antis." Those twelve masons by the sail aufliege aasoclatloa au the Woman's Forum ?..tttod It for m* The Idea thai -some?. shSUld have no voice in the -jueettoa 8* 1*-*r ,s to? ssaea, Women suffer the pan?"8 W Onr ?? ?WO h as men do who ko to ?'?r, and more than men win do not 18? to the front, but stay home and vot a> Women are alwai>e In the minority and could not force i*?>e men Into war. hat the) may join wlt/h "Sa who ar? ..^.o*. .1 t?. war. as they l*??? mostly inclinod to do, and help to /Prevent war. Th of pretending the ' a?amee eouid or won Id proclaim war lft "'^ "*r*> Permitted to vote ?hows uuei disregard ?es fact. It Inot Intentional'pllsleadliig lOPTOWD TO SHAM. New Torh, Mai|'" ?*? ?*-*?