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WEDNESDAY. *.ritii i>. IM4. Owr.?d and paHtsBsi dally by The Tribune Aworiatlon. a vew fee* ?jer-?erattaa, <>??ieii m. n?id. t-re.irten?. ?; \>rti"r Rogrra. geeretarg an?1 Tir,i?ur?T. Aitrlr??? Tribun? H:l dio?/. Ne : I Na?uu afreet. N'W Yo?k. RIPTION RATBg ? By Mall, Tri?t.??? r*l?i. SUtS?dS ?*t (?reater New Toik: *?? ne. rai'r *nj Sunday, i cae t .1*1 r??"?- eolr, * mentas...? *t\t l'ail? a..i S'jti.'s?. ? ?oc?. (.agi Dally only. 1 >e?r. " <" Pally and Sunday, l >e?r ?*? .v>] Sunday only. ? mentae...? ? -j? DStly orly. 1 month. M; Sunday only. 1 >??. *?*> ronrrov rates j can aman- RATM. DAIl T AND SLNDAT: DAI1 Y AM> WCNDAT: On? month. $1 J.vnne month.* iv On? >cr. P? ?0 One ?o?r. * "? ?TU ONI.T: nAII.T ONLY: ? x month?. S 07 <~>n?> mon' n on? jear. 6. H? m? year. .. S00 l'AlLT OStLYl ' Bl MUT ONLY: on? m'>n>'i. LWIOna month. ??? una >iar. 13.20]Oa? ?.ear. *???? Kntered at (h?s roa.eltle? at New York aa ?Second Claea Mali Matter. The Tribune uses lt.* best endea\ois to Inaure the irSaMnailhlsnOg of rrvary a<1\?*'.tis??nient it prints and 'o avoid the publication of all advertisement? contain? ing mla.'ea'llng atatrmenta or claim?. I Huerta Must Make Full Repara? tion to the United States. The massing of the Atlantic fleet at Tampico Is .lie first definite break in President Wilson's watchful waiting" policy in Mexico. He has at last looked horns with the Huerta government on an Issue on which Huerta'? "stand-pat" attitude cannot lead merely to a little more "watchful wait In?;." Happilv for Mr. Wilson, the fo.-us of eon txoTersy has ?shifted from the capital to tho coast Ha has ?nil the n??cMsary physical force in hand ?V> compel a compliance with Admiral Mayo's de? mand that reparation for the arrest of American narines at Tampico must include not only a vernal apology hut a salute of twenty-one guns to the American flair. He has also a model case ?->n which to make an issue with Huerta. The latter lias already a? knowl ??dged by offering an apology that his subordinates at Tampico were in tlie wrong. Moreover, what? ever the United States will do now will he done not as a power intervening In the domestic affairs uf Mexico, making demands as to the manner in ?hieb it?; government shall be administered, or even a ggll Billig Ihe peremptory duty of protex-ting the ? - ;tnd property of Americans and other nati??u gta threatened by a relapse to anarchy, hut solely Bl on?? ri;iti?-?n calling the attention of another nation to an acknowledged violation of internation.nl law. There tlie administration stands on the solidest gruund. There can be no doubt that Its deinan?! for a salute t?> the flag as reparation for the wanton arrests at the wharf at Tampico of United States marines is justified by precedent. A salute to the flag is an established form of redress for (slights to national dignity and authority. It is classed by the international law writers as a non-pecuniary repara ti??n. When the Spanish authorities in Cuba seized the Yirglnius on a charge of filibustering the Grant administration demanded a salute of the flag as part of the redress due the United States aud Spain Hgrrood to srive a salute in case it should be found that the Yirginius at the time of her seizure was entitled to fly the American flag. The Attorney ?ieneral at Washington subsequently decided that the ?aptaiti of the Yirginius had obtained clearance papers by making a false statement and the de? mand for a salute was withdrawn. But earlier than thai the Halted States agreed to salute the Brazilian flag after seizing the Confetlerate cruiser Florida in Brazilian waters. Also,in the cas?, of the til tack on the Spanish Consulate at New Orleans, an incident eonner?ted with the Lopes filibuster in:; expcilition, the United States engacM to salute the Spanish flag when thp new Spanish Consul should srrive at his post. The H'lndnMration's requirement ll therefore reasonable, and Huerta will put himself in the wrong from the poinl of view of international obit? .?aticii ?is well a- from the point of view ??f pin?' ? '.-il statesmanship if he refuses t<> supplement liig ?tpmgglon Of rOfrOl bj ?i more fermai measure ,?r "'p.i!'ati"ii. He will tflkO BOOB him-cif entire re -ponsib.lity f??r g dlaastTOUS broacb with ihis conn try if he romains sullenly ohilurate on a clear point Of BOBOff h?-:ween nattoag. The poopl? Of tita Initt'd State?- ?in not want to be drawn ir.tr. war with afesJce or in Mi'il???. M??r.? alert and OXpoiteMOd diplomat?} would have found I way bOfOrg this to a or? m p?* h practically every thing desirable which ani)<'?i intervention la likely to accomplish. The country still bopea thai dipl?> macy. ool force, will be the w?apon with wblcb order will be restored within the territory <>f our ?southern neighbor. But it will stand unitedly be? hind PrnoUanl Wilson if the foolish stubbornness of (,euer.n Huerto la withholding rcdrcs? for the Tampico in' ?dem resolta iu plunging bim Into a ?ar with the I sited sute?. I he Small Boy War on Murph>. Murphy may n"i bo able i" put a Italia silencer ni Dudley i loM Melone, as thai young orator pro rlahsMd, bat he put a tolerably effective embarga r.f. Hi?. Satioaal Uem-ociatic Club's ibbwiI dlaner. in i m baa beoa ? largo and Imposing iffair. Thla timo it simmered <i'>v-n to si attend aa 4- '.f i ?o, all all of Morpby'a friends conspi u . Bl ? I 'I ??is may BOt DC B ar, bul I i? at,'.or gg near II as eras the expulsloB of llur? ?J and 00B0 Of Big CTOBlOS from this ?I'll? for Of ??i ? - the club's perfor sanaco thea wag aal g.>o,i poll tfc-g ??r good spoftOBMBBhlp, 'I teil move marl? plblo Unrpby's rotollatloB la kind. The boos hold-? g whip il?- may re-enter the ehib whes be ehOOBO , SppareBtly, bj paying Ins bark du?*H. And <? Bf enough friend snaoag th?- dub rnombei to ' (III nions when ho f?7?l? OB Murphy i- a ...in.n.|;ili|.. in ???? ii -o long ?' be ran esei i iflueove ?m public afT.iii- He i .. i*<MTU|rtlag ujtiijeti'-e m the iMSocratk party. But rallhig him nsOjeK, nrnall boy fa hlOfl and inaUing him go l'.ity in o a own b??:k yard won t hurt him or reform DstntKttry. However bad be is, be w a big for? ??. The (sooner his enemies realize thin and begin to ? treat (lis? suhjsrt of eliminating him in s biz war the bettor progress they tiIII make No Weakening of the Tenement Law. I lie |?ii?io>t s?f Tenement House Commissioner Mtliphy Hgaliist Um MCGratll hill weakening penal? ties toe rlolathNis of iiio tenement houna law is justified it Ig 10 i?' kopgd the Governor will not sign thh measure. t nder It" provisions the iask of dividing proper pgnglUdi would h" thrown on overburdened judges uurainiliiir With the Work of the slrpHrtmont anil the coodltkNM it IMS M nifi?. The law a? it stands pro rMaa definite psuiallls's. Inte rferen?*e with them In this manner h an emu-illation of that valuable statute which WOUM certainly make tlie siepartnicnt's wmk tenter and leaa of ? protection to the public. The Mil should he vetoed. _,_ The Britisher Is Shocked. Our friends tlie Knglish are never so inters-Ming as wheu tliey are slios-kod. It seems to |?e all a matter o? ml?' and pi'ec?'?lent. with tliem. Kit her ?me is or one i*n t, and tliere is no s?Mi*.e argulnf the case "Bloody," for mstan.^e. which Mr. Shaw placed in the luoutli of his OOdUsOy Calatea, was quite in character. And it was neither blasphemous nor in dacent Ve* it lias tumbled all Kncland about tlie auth??rs head. Why? Simply because it Is one of those words which are forbidden in polite society. "Lega" went through a similar ex|>crience on tlie British Isles. Once they, too, were mtx'h too low to be uttered. Bveu tahles had limbs, preferably coi COaled by suitable slraperies. Hut legs have won Iheir way, ami we ?fuapgct that "Moody"' will, too. some day. The favorite ?dje.-tive of the Rrltish Kin pire cannot always remain b? yond the pale. Meantime, we ean be glad that in this land of the free vocabularies are without bounsK It is fri;'lit fully vulgar btlnf an American, no sioiibt. Bui it la most convenient. Fire Prevention Better Than Extinguishing. Station's of fire prevention inspesiion in March just reported to Commissioner Adameou proie (he wisslom of his plan s.f hating lliis work dOM by the uniformed Hre fighting force, us well as sps-cial men attached to tlie Bureiu of lire Prevention. In the month the uniformed BMfl inaile 108.716 iBSpocltottB, which disclosed n<? s-nu^e f,.r complaint In SOP.os cases. ImprnpsT conditions were remedied imme? diately in 1&889 case?. Serious conditions were re ported to the bureau for action iu S4?) places, while danzerous ?ondifions wer?* discovered in 1 to build inga. Work s?> extensive ami ?so valuable could not [?ossl* bly have been acompllabed by the iiispos-toi's <.f tlie i Ho Prevention Bureau alono. Tbc uniformed tire lighters cover much ground ?mil diacOTgf small, easily reineslied conditions which, neglected, s-auss> a large proportion of the fires. It is easily understood that the firemen on inspection duty should be welcomed by property owners and business men. They are filling their highest function, for the best fire force is the one which prevents ralher than extinguishes fires. The Full Crew Laws' Cost. According to figures compiled by a special com? mittee of railrofld ?.tlinals it costs the r?>ads op erating in the twenty-one states which have "full crew" laws the tidy sum of ^,800,729 a year to obey those laws. About twica as many freight trains as passenger trains carry the extra men resjulred by these laws. Whenever It Is feasible they are with drawn from duty as the trains roll across the bor? dar into a state having in? "full crew'' law. And the 'trains roll on just the same. Ii may be that compelling these railroads to fur? nish employment t.? a certain number of men whom they oo?rider unnoceaaary and useless ami whose worth lias never been satisfactorily proved l?y ihe I advocates of these laws ?- a food thing for the public. Nevertheless, no manufacturs-r or ms-rshant considers it a ;*,ood thing for his bus'ines?. to hav? on his payroll men who do no real work. The rail roads nes'd the mllllona tiie>o extra nun Coal to spend on extensisins and betterments. Su?h expondi ture would benefit them and the public and the gen? eral business world. It is a pity that fool law making stands ?u the way. Paying Off the Bad Debt of the Clayton Bulwcr Treaty. We have been Baked by several readers to explain why the United States went tO the exps'iise of con? structing the istimiiau canal if. a?ccordlng in the understanding ol Hi?' negotiators of the Haj Pauncefote treaty, we wore t?> enjoy no ?greater ??on?'?'ss?ons in th?- matter <?f toils than wers t?. be givi'ii to Other nations. It is natural enough to ask su? h h question, Which amounts t?> an expression of wonder that the i'nited States should have deliberately s'iits>rs'?l into what looks now like a une aided bargain. The bargain made in the Clayton Bulwer and Hay-Pauncefote treaties was certainly not a brilliant one I'M- tliis country. Many Atnori can statesmen of consequence wanted to get ri?t of Mis' earlier compad by bluntly saying that it had become Invalid because of changed oonditiona, one of ?.in- (correspondents, Mr. Frank .1 Bbalnmark, of this (?ly. suggests that the Hay-I'auieefote treaty should be g?'t rid of |sj the same manner, his mn tention being: "It is commonly known that treaties are concluded upon existing conditions and that It these conditions ?hange and II cannot he said that the parties Contract?1-*] in reference to the changed conditions the treaty is by Implication abrogated.*1 A very grave error was ?ommilicil when the i I.iyt.m Bulwer treaty was Signed. It t???ik ?Jreat Britain into partner-hip In any tiaii^istliiuian ?anal I enterprise m which the United states might en gagg. The goverament mlgbl have ?tsrlad to escape the eonaequences of thai bhnndgr by welshing on the treatj that Is, ?repudiating ii as automatically abrogated, Bui we did not take that dishonorable method, ?Ve endeavored to mitigate the embarrass? ments of the partnerablp agreeinonl by engaging in tie- Hay PaUUCOfote coiivi-nti-.n to bttUd the ranal ourselves and to giie British \.~M.|S and those of Other nations the USO <>f il M payment of the Minn? dues as should be Imposed ?'il Ameri'-an ve*. sel- That, at IsMSt, was the understanding of Hi..-?' who drew and Signed the trsitty. It may ss-om astonishing to any 000 unlaini nil with ib?* diplomatic history <?f Iba canal enterprise that the United Sintis sboald bava put MO0.00O.iJ0U luto n canal the use ol which wa could not abao ? it?-U .??nli??! and rsfjgUlatO, Bui WO ?is I il in ? \ plstlou <?f tin- blindness of our diplomacy in th?* past. vVg paid a bail s|s.|i| wills ?good U0MJ . II is. howoter, na good argumenl tgglnal the pgysanl of tiiHt dsbt In full thai, If treaty fres-, we might have made a much tSOte adviintiigcoub use uf our ?f ?OU.UOO.o/ The Conning Tower miEWDLY TIES OK TOWia QUIPB. II mnltrr.t not hoir krrn your jr*t; In lnmt, tt niti-it he ttoH erpre^ed. Although roar joke's as deep as all creation. Don't let Hint fret you Cut out the P. S. Une of explanation. The Boss ?.?.HI get. you. r*oBroom*BeBl seed aof bees eery fenny, Nee, M .if,..?/ rand if eee'vt n effMf uiy to h? U. If some oM verse-form you affect, Watch well to see that it'3 corre?t. For if your theme's inconsequential, A perfect verse-form is essential. Bet not the old monicker bluff Yoi.r aim beguile. He prints 'em. if they're not old stuff, Once in fl while. A. P. W. Secretary Daniels, ?is wo interpret I*, has ordered the fleet to gird tli? GrUlf of Mexico the on?*e over. ThO Bat-check bandits go unchastised, and the towel-pirates Of the hotel washrooms ply their BCaadalOttS trad?? without interference. But H. I?. Smith, a Buffalo cbauffeur, began JOStsrdaj g six months' penitentiary sentence for charging an im? migrant girl $12 for a two mile taxi ritle. Our (hanks to the Janitor, the owner and the agent Of I lie building Whereon is the water tank whose Orerflowlng disturbs us. Also to Miss Madge D. HoafHfiy. of the Tenement HOUSO <'??nimittee of Ihe Charity Organization Society; Commissioner .lohn .1 Murphy of the TcMBMOl HOUSO Depart? ment, and whoever SBOWOrg the telephone at Police Headquarters. Yesterday morning the tank was quiescent, and our gratitude is great. r?l R OOfN TnAVF.t.OriTES Sir Folk* here MBBB hack from Now Vnrk and aay ?hey ?e??n ihe tower. What. Wool w ..rih n Naw??'onnttin. Brand nap;B.s, April ?> I? M H Years, years ac?>. ere yet our dreams were those Of an Exhibition of Bad Taste, attcb gg is to be held at Ihe Mixlcrnist BtUdtOS next week, we had, hard by the parlor window on which was hung g trans lilirnt photograph, I brass Btonke* holding a tray for pglliag cards. We should like to enter if for honorable mention. And we are sorry to have thrown away a bottle <>f perfumed fountain-pen ink Somebody sent US a few weeks ago. Sherwood 1'ore-t is distant from us the whole .Mlanii''. aii.l RoblB Hood has trodden only OUT boards, not our soil. Vet we, too, have g balladry, a romantic background. The prairies of Iowa and (lie forests of Wisconsin ami Minnesota have their songs and their legends if only some Fercj COUM colled th"se scattered reliques.--Collier's Weekly Tui! do yon n??? know "Cowboy ?Songa,'1 roll?ected l?v John A l.oin.ix '.' CLOCKFUL WAITING. Perhaps, gentle tonner, you think wc withhold Our brilliant ideas till you offer emolum? ent worthy tlie treasures of thought we'd unfold For the beucht (benefit goes!) of the colyum. li thus you lia\c doped the thing out, F. P, A. You stern and relentless contnb \i\iscctor. I beg you'll permit us in accents to say. You couldn't by any chance dope it correctcr. I'or we bear that you're giving a prize of a clock For a supercontrib. as you did in the past year. We trust, if that's true, we'll be able to hock The -ame for as much as the one you gave last \ ,-;,' MAH'I.N lllHANU. Among the aoobbisboesses of literature thai Irri tale us bey,uni measure is the over employment or QUOtatsOfl marks. The World's gportiBg page yes? terday ?ailed him "Connie" Ma<k; the Philadelphia Public Ledger apoke of an actre>s from the "varie 11,--." And yesterday's Brening Sun gaid "Connie Muck's Athletics locked borne1 with Frank Cbaace'a Yaakeea Il l"?'ks a- thOUgb Orson I.owell w??ul<l l?oee his WBger to BeinaNI Wermirath. At eleven last night, with Ihe score - I?? o against Mr. LaOWefl, a COOtrib sent in from Syracuse a poster aaBcuaciag the singing of ReinoM Worrearoth. THE COMPLETE LETTER WRITER. [From ?. ix)nK Island City concern.] l>f?Ht- Madam: In answer to your letter of re'ent date I wish to state that this is ;m opportunity BeMorn offerer! and not to lie overlook?1?) to beautify the home by Just a tow to ?. i,?-s and a few minutes of your spare tune with our wonder!nil invention, all arti?lea o? the Horn's. Stores, 'loupes ?'hun-hes. ste. i will ment?an a few, such as Pltcherframes Or? naments ot all l.mda lioorlatchea. Chaira, Tablea Cuspidors, iron itcfis. Chandeliers, ?iasjets, stoves, expos?*?! Qaeplpea Waterplpes, Bollera, Bath Tubes. sinks, Mantelpieota, P1r*pUice, wire Bcreena ?sew in?? Machines, i'ianostoois. Locka Hinges and there are n imbers of other things Unit can i?* mads to look like new ami heu.itlfull. I will gi\e you full Instructions and full (?articulara how to use it, i will also furnish >ou with tools, and material to start ,? business ?if re ?r own be my .?Kent it ?loes not aejulre a lot a skill to applj it. Ladles, Girls, Boya or an) child can rio it if the?,- follow my In? structions. Senil for this to rl;iy It is vour o?>pui - tUnlty to make ut least ?Jim Ten dollar? a da\. If ?oil do not wish to he an agent let it lie tor vour own home you will surprise your friends I am "sura they will t.?? aatonlshed at your beautiful! Picture Flame and ornaments. It is also a. Messing for the house owner no more throwing out the old Chande hers end QasletS if they gra Unsightly clean them of) an?! givi? them a nih over, to vour .sunrise they will look better more brilliant than when they wer? new look at ?our front door von will tOS the hard? ware and letter boxes rusted, clean them oiT giv? them .? ?oat of this material I am mire it will be a pleasure to \ou to do these odd iobs IT von Me til? efe. t it will give you, it Is soni'thlng new something that has not been in the market before, so be th<* earlv bird don't wait until everv one ha? it writ*? to day >on may use It at your office to touch up your ? lothrak. Stools. Inkstands Hookpress and sa for ladlesi you know *hat a pleasure |t brings to yw and the rest of the famllv t? see everv thing shine like rifw again t ist by a little of vour snare time, so tlurefore I sak >ou to try it "it Is well worth tbe money. ?leaness and neat?ea-i brings happiness to all homes. My frlenda who have Bxed up their homes will not be without It, so eiva it a fair trail and yoni Will ba a sattafied costume" and will use it on a..:. thing that looks a little bit out of ora**r "The .?ase," sad .fudge Kdgar Aldrl.-h. in his opinion OB the T?ihw petition, "is a novel one." A dime novel one. almost. AIVT lOl IHK rOKTir OSE? W T'p m the nigres-ent vault Balls Now the leperoij?, moon: itaroas her etlolatad fa?-e veils i *i.a? oua Swe.'p la slee?y nnereoua Wayi <.MI of which la merely to allow That th? moon Is out to-night, slid!) Phil, ?lelphia O. K. CHESTMTT. 18400 Sweep Int., polo Urounds.?Kvening, Mad. MjOOO in Seats a? Yanks, and Athletics Start Boaoon. Bronhag ?^un. .".7,i*mi ut Baotball ijame. F.rening Poet The spm t lag guenoera Mofl? n??t yet t.. have inunde?! int?? in s. f??nn. The Atbletlce' daace to the pennant i?emnh aritb a benita t?os Soon, howe\er, it'll ??celerale t.i th?> Connie Maekalie. f. r. a. WATCHFUL WAITING. THE PEOPLE'S COLUMN A"?ffS__" Public Debate A SALUTE TO THE FLAG The Propriety of Demanding It Depends on the Facts. To the Editor Of Ths Tim.un?'. Blr: if ttie American Hag aas outraged by tin* Mexicans who arreated our ma* tines at Tampiio it is certainly In order for President Huerts to osanplj with Ad mirai May o'a dems nd foi a saluts to thai fla?', no matter how humiliating this action m.iv i.-. im course, iii?- Incident should flrsi t?e thoroughly Investigati I to sstablish ths facts of ths matter, ss> podally whether there reall) was any outrage t?> our Sag. A Mexican oAcer*! arre*! Of marines Who lsa.<l without notl* Bcatloa antsred within d-?tinit?-i;. .-n - llshsd military lines, innocent thoueli their purposca may bava been, shoui?J tint in itse'f DS ths basis of B del for ? RaUoaal humiliation. Ths prompt an-i full apology of Presiden! Muerta toi th? ovsrssalouaness or the Tampico of ri. ?als would seem t?i he sufllcient redresa if under Hips?? drcumstancsa a demand Tor a fias salute is psrilstsd III ?t will be taken to Indicate one of two thitiss slither thai the administration in it* en? mlty to Hurita i? still determined to no to extremes t.i embarrass hm, whlls liait.- ?swallowing insiiit? ami dsllances from its bandit allies, which is iinf.ilt, uti-Am.'tlean, <?r that it || trying slelibri Rteiy to provoks war wiih Mexico, which the people of this count!*) do not want, it will indi?ate besides, tii.it the admin? istration is prepared to set ths bully tow? ard a Kinaiier nation whlls disposed to \iri?i with snMStng "gens osltj ' t?i the rspresentstlvss of a powerful nation? c.reat Britain, for Instance, OLIVER ?HERBERT THOMAi Rirhmonsl Hiil, Long Island. April IS, ttll SOME PANAMA HISTORY A Reader Basea His Support of Toll Ex? emption Upon England's Self? ish Attitude. To th?* K'lilor of The TlibutM Sir: I have rea'l with Interest ?your sdW torial of April 7 ?last Tuesday's Issue), mad?? In reply to a. communication by Alonzo J. Kail, in the same ISSUa TOUT explanation fails t?? satlafy. r:rst, you clo?n over and civo a falSS Impression of the early history of the matter. The first ntpp was tahen by Ksig land, in violation of the Monroe ?Doctrine, hy seizin?; certain (slan?1s in ths Gulf of Mexico for the purpose of controlling any isthmian canal thai might he built i" the ItUlgUOge Of "The LotldOH Times'?'' own correspondent, tins u.'t "sroussd the susceptibilities of the United Slates." It rreatesj gTOSl irritation 00 this side. The ?Motion between the c<mntiies ?grow, But the r^auit was that England, by her eu Ga<dty. bluff and tallying taetlCB, for, o?! the i 'layton-Rttlwer treat?, by Which BhS pu>?heil her^olf In as a partner wnii a half interest. Tins was resisted from ths Brst, because it robbed the United ?States of that JuM anil sole control win? h the jiat?i rnl sutuation ksio her, Many SffOftS weie nia?le to undo this treaty. The vigorous a'tempt* sif .lame: < ; BUUlM aie s*ell known. It was the subj.-t of in?.re than ?no Presshientia! laaaaaga Presidents (?rant and lla>es put the SjUSOtton S'ptare ly. Said the hsttrr (n his RMSSagS <>f IfM "The United States cannot cSOSSOt t.. UM saireadsr of this sontrol to any Duro* pe.m power"; thai stich canal "was virtu? alU part ol the < oastllns of the i sited ?tats i'. aids m McKlnl? y repeated thai NSllw ?o siren mora emphatically, asui it sra ? his saTorta thai .\??t rid or this ohjectlssnshls treat, and re Milled in IBS Substitution Of the pres? ent, or 11.s\ l'a un? ? foti. treat] Por o\rr tin y yeara <ii?i England hold her wrong? ful graSg upon si.i. <leaf to every ?p psHl, dead to every aenae of honor, ron IctOUS alone of trr own selfish lnt"resta. And It wsus thla laat that cuu.-ed her to ? I With a Roer war. < ostly II and treasure, realising ths sno ? % pense she would he. put to In ihr ?anal. and seeing at last tint America would never build it under s double control, her self-interest made her yield. What a fine SXamplS of b< nor, of that "large thing to do, the only thing Shs could afford to do a voluntary withdrawal from a position ? ? where questioned," and thai for o\ er flfty :? sai i! Why do tha advocates for ?repeal, In and out of ? 'ongresg, keep from the public the true history of this matter, or, worse distort it? But n?>w as to >our interpretation of the treat>, or. rattier, your assumption o* its meaning' Ws have seen that the ques? tion In dispute was that Of America's l I centro!. How doss England yield this? in t a present tresty, In ths preamble, she expressly agrees that th" pepos? is to i move ths objection io our building it, trol. A? cordlngty, In Article I the Bui* sr tn at] la dons away with. No! content with this. In Article ii ?England further yields to us the soli? right to build the ranal and "all the rights Incident thereto," and glvss to us "the exclusiva control." Does this lan guags mean anything, 01 was it mere I limbug? We believed It and went on and I ?nit the ?anal. Now, altor these weary tears of conatructlon, comes England ami raises this preposterous claim-that ws cannot exempt our own coastarlae com n..... Bhi would taha away all our righ itructlon snd ths right of "excluait ? control." Ipeca forbids s ? characterisation of England's dis? honorable position in all this. But SOW as t-. Section : of Article III, which you QUOtS and attempt to explain. Who can best explain it? What is the best evi dence? Obvloualy ths men who wrote this ?Section I. Their statement OUght to re? move ever} vestige of doubt. These men were John Hay and i.or.i Laasdoaraa Lord lauisdowns suggested this form of this Section 1. vis.! "Ths canal shall be fres and open to the vessels of oommsres and war of all nations which shall agree m obaarvs these rules," and further on words "so agi seing," and so forth. Mr. Hay objected because of ths opposi? tion "to inviting other powers to become contract parties to a treaty affecting ths canal," and then sus?i sted the prenant form: "The canal shall be free, etc., to all nations Observing these rule?," etc., et<\ Lord Lansdowne al anee accepted this form, which he WTOtO was equally efficacious for the purpose which we had i?i view -namely, t?i Insure that ?.rent Britain should not b<? placed in S l?ss sd vantagOOUS position than other powers, while they stopped ihoii of conferring upon Other nations a contractual rinht to use the canal." ah this shows vary dear? ly that this Section 1 ni?tes to outride rations, and was desipned not to grive them a contractual right to use the canal, but a qualified usa ?Tondlttontd if they Observed the rules. I". H A Richmond, 1 a., April 9, i^it. AN ANTI-SUFFRAGE STENOGRAPHER She la Urged to Read the Papera and Broaden Her Mind. To the Editor of The Tribuna, Su : ' 'Stenographer" asks, "Where are S e supposed '" Sft the time to study up ins the complex questions of politics. 80 th.it we may sise OUr voies Intelligente ?" I ma) answer, just as men who are much buatei than si. nogi aphers do s in?- wh<> u.i. s nut reed ths nswspopsrs and does not hnoa whether or not Mltchel i> mahing .? g?ood Mayor or whitman Is mahlna s good Dlstricl attorao) Is not tit t.. be a stetiostriiphei, whether she votes or not. tost should Ret a newspaper oeea SloaaHy and read on your way to or from bualneaa and broaden your mind. BUSINESS MAN, New York, A*rtl 13, U'lk .. _M PRIMITIVE BLOOD THIRST A Reader Seea Nothing El?- m the Death of the Gunmen. To ' is Kilter of Tin 1 8lr: During the last werk w | drama of the four | . tea ino\ ? Ing to it? hltleoua concl i<jton i hare sen among various kinds 4 people, amorn public officials, teaehi v orkingmen. and throws Sfttl an almost ea*ual ra I -.?0,11011 TiM last rveek I h:el k.?:-t the entire subject out of mind es belni nhera effect nothing and S/hoSS influence ?in m? own thoughts eould onl be iworMfl. H> carp litt'?- for life m ArBBri. our twelve tbousai 1 si n ial hi and our hundreds rf 1 - ? ? ' teeth? from preventable disses* end Industrial ta Whether tl . ?k i s stayed on for a Using death need rot have ' ?'?I '' *' lar,;??. }?'. it v ha' 0 :*'"' U) I SW STB '?' A<*MrieaitS is th. of Bs i ess f the I ''?O'1 theory of 'aw and Ok* bl stition. which Is infini.el? more 0* rsstvf in i?s i, ads, than It ? (land the. hung 'UTS' ? i the ? " ' di N' "? saBbi we not to b< Hcolety maintains erajanlsed soi laty htdsous. fi s? a II .n??' Ing ss thi -" ' nightmare el I is last week? F? the ?hi? actor in tills hot roe of the | nh|. il prOdUOBd the gunil ? v hich now e>r lates Its fueling upon ivinia:lit] - - ' ' ' organised bleed thirst and prli vanea ?h??h wa rail capital a?ndalunaai J, UN COLUMoX New York. April H, TREATMENT BY OSTEOPATHS What Propo.ed Legi.lation Would Do Toward Authoring Their Labor? To t;-?> Bdltor ?f The Tribune Mr: The statement has h^n rnade ?a the bill now pending In the Ogta ?' ?WOUM permit an osteopath!" pra? titlon to tahaeatfrechargeai *****> ^JTZ how aertous; to diagnose and ?real a, _ eluding the awtrrea of ?^? llcfnsed physician.' ? " " .. wholly tr.ie. if the path I ? ' ? ? ;' . wished to have a -reewlar doctor? atansl ,?, ca?e there .s no law *?*;3 prevent his being called or which a?" enable the osteopath to contint .-ase. Th?, choice of ? tors Is with the patieai *** '"? fam!ly * one else. As to the reeuiremtnts for ad the nahes? et enteepatbyreqalre aseara and more than many :ccli. a, ?v'l, g 5 ? ^MhPreporlnft,1'H':.c'.'K.H un ll; II is not above being eerreetcd. r.ady the la-est report net bed a ? une Hol,? punched in li >'?'" " . rmversif. sl V-arnasat ' ??"**? 'f,?< ,.ne. which was r.-,.orte,l as not n aem A. <po" ttsest mreathjame ?? rseesi *?? rejected, as .he col.?? ? ?SEs4t.bolnCla-aAbytheAmer.c-r. AsiKOClatlcn .... As U the method of treatment\W ? osteopaths, there Is net ''rubbing. ?' ? been slated, but manipulation, JSWlaM ?ood common sense, and SS SSW *? very much supe-.or SO th, ^-fj f.Bn.nn,d..n-ofpn.,r,?g.nto ?on, ^ ferer's ..Ir.-.d? -'.lured BtOOBW I I?' which would make a well per? ??,, tOVS b) so doing M rep.,??' ? ??? ?a.te?l bip 0? ?-oll-n'hone Do net think that this la the statt?; some ' would-be ' scientist, I am a grM ?ted. luaaai, praethasej physicist?. ?? have given thla matter a gr?at atu ?erloue conald?ratlon ?..,?*, W. O WATT. M. ? 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