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Peace Talk and the Objects Which
Peace Should Accomplish.
The United States government is bonnd by the
relations which It has assumed to the warring
powers in Europe?being the represenutire of
each group at the capttala of the other group?-to
?lo whatever it can to promote exchangee of views
which may lead to the discussion of peaee terms.
The whole world has suffered from the rast
?vonoralc waste of the European war. It will
ontinue to suffer, since the machinery of ex?
ilia npe is now world-wide and no country, how?
ever favored by position, can ??scape paying a
share of the war's cost. On grounds of humanity
as well as of self-interest the United States must
do everything practicable to encourage the com?
batants to settle their differences and lay down j
their arms.
The suggestion made to Herr von Bethmann-1
Hollweg through Ambassador Gerard that Ger* i
many indicate the terms of peace acceptable to
the Dual Alliance may not produce results at
.mee. Germany naturally does not want to dis-.
close her views before getting some Idea of thej
basis on which the powers of the Triple Entente<
are ready to treat France, Great Britain and ?
Russia have recently signed an agreement to acti
as a unit in presenting terms of peace, and they
are also morally bound to look after the interests
?>f Belgium, Servia and Montenegro. An agree?
ment affecting so many principals will not be
easy to reach, unless one side or the other i9 ?
thoroughly weary of the sacrifices of war and Is
ready to purchase peace by ample concessions. ;
At the present stage of the fighting neither sidej
Is ready to admit defeat Conceding a deadlock,
;tud grounding arms without prejudice to either'
combination would be about the only logical peace
settlement now in sight. But no lasting or satis-1
factory results would come out of a mere cessation i
of hostilities and a restoration of the statu? quo
ante. That would mean only a truce, involving!
twth sides in another mad struggle for military ?
The world needs more than anything else n)
relief from the present excesses of militarism. ?
The European war will have done civilization |
m'ine service if it puts an end to the idea that a
i-roat nation must go armed to the teeth and de
l?end on the arts of war for its existence and prog?
ress. Prussia has been the chief exponent in
modern Europe of the militaristic theory, and
after 1870 Prussia's "blood and iron'' policy was
unfortunately imposed on the German Empire.
Everything else in Germany has been sacrificed to
ihe aggrandizement of the military caste and the
??mpire has been turned into a vast military camp
so that at critical moments in European diplomacy
the Kaiser might appear "in shining armor."' Th??se
appearauces got on the nerves of the other Euro- i
peau powers. Trance was the victim of one?in
the first Morocco dispute?and Russia of another
?at the time of Austria-Hungary'B annexation of
I'.osnia and Herzegovina. The Triple Entente was
a defensive alliance formed to head off Germany's
military aggressiveness, and its true object will
not l?e obtained If It does not now compel Ger?
many to guarantee European peace by ceasing to
rattle the sword In tLie scabbard and thus relieving
the rest of Europe of the crushing 6traln of coun?
ter preparation.
(?ermany should also be made to pay for her
brutal disregard of international treaties. She
backed Austria Hungary In violating the Treaty of
Berlin by anuexing Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Europe could not compel a reckoning then, but she
ought to compel it. now. Worse than that, the
Kaiser repudiated Prussia:; pledge to maintain
the neutrality of Belgium, and broke faith with all
i he other nations which had joined with Prussia
in guaranteeing Bel-lam's territorial integrity and
iiKleiHiidence. That ruthless defiance of treaty
rights and International law, followed by a bar?
barous warfare on the people of Belgium, must lie
atoned f"r if the world is to get forward on ?he
path of falrnefs and honor in international deal?
ings. The invasion of Belgium was as great a
crime as the devastation of the Palatinate by
Iaouls XIV, also ordered "for military reasons."
The righteous Judgment of the civilized world will
therefore not be satisfied unless Germany pays in
full for her outrageous treatment of Belgium
The militar*; situation Is probably now as favor?
able to Germany as It ever will be, and, according
to Ambassador Bernstorff, the Kaiser Is not dis?
posed to yield a square Inch of German territory,
either European or colonial. But a settlement on
that basis would settle nothing, and the Allies will
be justified in fighting on until Germany realizes
that she must make substantial compensation for!
ihe havoc she has caused. The more the war goes!
against her the larger the cessions will have to be.
It seems pretty certain that If the Allies win Al?
sace and Lorraine will be returhed to France.
Great Britain will probably take the German colo
-* a\%
niei, ??cure the neutralisation of Um Kiel Cannl,
possibly compelling the recensi?n of Scbieswlg-Hol
steln to Denmark, and limit the else of the Ger?
men navy. Rutada will add Posen to Poland and
might annex part of East Prussia.
Austria Hungary, which precipitated the war
by her foolhardy attack on oerrla, will also suffer.
But the Dual Monarchy is used to territorial
logases mid will not greatly mind tbeni. Dukovlna
nud Galicia will probably go to Russia, Bosnia
and Herzegovina to Servis and Montenegro, and
if Italy gets into the war in time she may receive
Trentlno and Triefte, Dalmatia and a part of
Albania. If the war lasts long Russia's natural
desire for free access to the Mediterranean will
also have to be satisfied.
The surest guarantee of peace and of the cessa?
tion of Prussian militarism that could be given
would be a shifting of power within the German
Empire from Prussia to the Southern German
states. Prussia east of Brandenburg le a dead
weight on the economic and political development
of the rest of the empire. Were political institu?
tions in Prussia to be modernized Germany might
be cured of militarism. Just as France was cured
of it after Napoleon III fell and the RepubUc
was established. Defeat would be a blessing in
disguise to the German people if they should be
stimulated by it to cast aside the balf-medt?vai
political system under which they now live, and
to make their government not the plaything of
a king or kaiser's ??divine right," but the Instru?
ment of peaceful democratic progress.
Hinman's Record Brings Him Support.
Mr. Griscom, formerly pr?sident of the New
York County Republican Committee, says ho ex?
pects to vote for Harvey D. Hiuiuan because of
"his admirable record as a wise and fearless legis?
lator." That record gives poiut to Mr. HlninanV
pledge to clean house when lu- gets to Albany, it
proves that be has Ibe knowledge to tight extrava?
gance and crookedness, and the will and Inde?
pendence to do it year after year.
ilouseeleaning was never worse needed in New
York i-ttatt*. Murphyisin has run riot iu all the
state bureau? since the Republicans were defeated
because their patty tvossc* bad incurred the en?
mity of the state by fighting Hughes. It is the
duty of the enrolled Republican voters to nomi?
nate a man who can anil will devote himself to
restoring the Huches standard of government
HirfniHii is that man. a Huches lieutenant wlLi
Hughes's indorsement.
Art and the War.
It is ?in impressive list of names to Ametvan
?yea wbicb is signed to the declaration of Britisii
authors upon the war. Tbe great Bernard ?Sha??
shunts aloud by reason uf his absence. Dread oi
tbe terrible Slav or love of dear Germany (that
greeted his Pygmalion so cordially? must have kept
that illustrious philosopher away. But those an?
swering present Include practically the whole cher?
ished troupe of writers that count as friends with
the American public Barrie, Bennett, Galsworthy,
Kipling. Locke, Quiller-Coiich. May Sinclair, the
Trevelyans, Wells?it Nema almost as if thOM
were our own men, so nearly are they bound up
With our current talk and thoughts and beliefs.
Yd, art being one, then* is another side to the j
story, if German literature of the ?lay means
next to nothing here, lit?, about music'.' French, I
Italian, above them all, perhaps, Russian, music
speaks to us. But iu the making of music, as well
tl its writing, we care not to think how much
jtoorer our American lif?> would be were it not
for tbe German blood here and at its source.
V'berever we put Btrattss, the great tradition of
German music is Still the sturdiest in the West?
ern World and th?' iKrarcea of our richest treasure.
The Britisli writer? may convince our reason by j
their pronnnciamento, bnf in the tug at our hearts
there is little to choose between them and their
fellow Tentons, for tbe time their chief enemies.
A Sign of Progress.
Dedans has begun to sonv clam chowder, where
never a dish but "beef and' was served before.
This, be it known, is ?quivalent to "Bill" Barnes's
advocating government ownership and the recall
of the judia'iury. It is stupendous, overwhelming.
And it is n iiiiiM'ious yielding to the young gen?
eration's demand lor new things.
Fver youth will be served. It gets its clam
chowtler. It will get its progressive political
[agencies, and. If it doesn't like th~m, will get
others for trial 00 demand. The "stand-patters
1 must die or resiga to avoid being overwhelmed in
! the rush. If they cannot keep up they must giv
j way, whether they have ruled in food or ?uaiii'c,
I literature or law.
The Lights of London Still Lit.
The contrast between London and Paris in war?
time is astonishingly great. How Paris goes to
bed at 1?. with DO theatres open and the whole gay
life of the boulevard? replaced by silent, empty
spaces Mr. Davis La? told us. lu London, on tbe
contrary, there is mach cheer and entertainment.
| The bulk of the theatres are running as usuul.
? Historical plays iu praise of old England's heroes
'have the call, but "Hello Ragtime" Is not less sue
j cessful, with "special war news indicated to the
audience." Tbe London "Stage" reports bookings
and business as almost up to normal for the
j season.
The managen s??em to feel that some defence
of these open houses is due. For ?>ne theatre, n
repertory house in Bristol, lines were written by
?Johu Mase?ield expounding the English situation
and explaining why:
Because fas we believe) a nation need?
A temper and support in times of ?train,
Beauty for solace when the spirit bleeds,
Laughter for respite to the weary brain.
Of course, the chief explanation lies in the fan.
that Frame is invaded and Paris threatened, while
Kngland sits at ease behind her ileet. Also, the
6tuke in the case of France is existence itself, and
her whole male population strong enough to be of
use is under arms. England's stake 1b large and
her proposed nrmy of 1,*K)0.000 men is a huge one.
Even so, hers is only a representative army, upon
a volunteer basis, and there is no such universal
tragedy as In France.
No less i person than the Bishop of Winchester
has applauded the London theatres for remaining
tipen and cheering the English through their t?-iiM>
perienl of trial. Like the British regulara maten
ing to battle with "It's a I,ong Way to Tipperary"
ou their lips, tbe stay-at-home Britishers are taking
their anxious days with several chuckles on tbe
The Conning Tower
Advising Chloc.
Horace: Book I, Ode 23.
"V'tae Mnnulro m* almilla, Ckloe?"
Why shun me, my Chlo?? Nor pistol nor bowie
Is mine with intention to kill.
And yet like a lUma you run to your mama;
You tremble as though you were ill.
No lion to rend you, no tiger to end you,
I'm tame u a bird in a cage.
That counsel maternal can run for the "Journal"
You get me, I guess. . . . You're of age.
Times are terribly hard, so for the big theatrical
successes in town you don't have to rese?e seats
more than twelve weeks ahead.
Still, the pool and billiard "parlors" are pretty
crowded, and that we imagine. Is an Index of tough
business con?Utlons. A banker, we would guess, who
had a bllllard-room proprietor among his depositor'?,
could tell a lot about business conditions from the
account of that man. When the deposits run high,
look out?this is only our guess?for hard times.
September 17?To my dentist's again, who this
time did inflict some pain on me, but 1 did bear
with great fortitude. Theuee to walk through the
park, and I met with Mistress Alma Hoykendorf,
in distress at her mother's Illness, but I could not
stop long with her but must hasten to my office,
where I did labour, but with no merriment soever.
To an apothecary's for a beaker of Iced ?hocotate.
and home and to-bed.
IS?Up by times, the painters making a great
to-do in their foreign gibberish. With I'oiielas
Doty the pamphleteer to the court, but he, poor
?wretch, so maladroit from lack of practice Hint he
! was wearied after _ setts. With W. Trutnbull I"
the ballpark, an?lsaw the Giant! win, and l?>st Is.
' through wagering un the Cincinnati*. To my office,
|and hastening through my stint that I might bo op
?by timea to greet my wife in the morning, it bel?g
?8 months since she hath gone, p?x?r soul.
Perhaps if we assure whatever new readers tin
esteemed war may have brought us that Hatch ft
Fish are poultry dealers In Central City, la., they
will cease bombarding.
A Child's Garden of War Versea.
Last winter Europe's heart whs ligh'.
Her people, then, foreborc to light.
This summer, quite the other way;
They scrap and wrangle night ami day
A. I'. W.
? . a
I kaiser with a reddish hill
Hopped upon a Bclfiian *il!,
< ncked his shining eye and cried,
"Ain't vou sorry you defied?"
E M. T.
<>i course you know what h going to happen to?
Cor one thing, the new Sherlock Holme? serial
! begins in the Sunday Tribune. How did we know?'
Elementary, Watson, elementary. We saw 'en
setting the ads in the comp.-roon.
A Receipt for that Popular M\ster\.
I Sir: If you'd let me run the column for a day
I could tell you all the things my chum carric- in
her party case. ANNE.
Sir: I've never seen a party box that holds ai much
as mine. I've a silk purse, band mirror, powder box,
powder puff, hairpin box, comb, nail file, button hook,
stamps, handkerchiefs, m?morandum book and pencil,
cards, a stray letter, besides fifty cents, which is all I:
have left I'm going to aavo mine to show my grand?
children, as an example of what I had when I was a
girl. ELISE.
P. S. My initials are engraved in gold on the top
of the box. And there is also an eyebrow pencil which
has never been used. B.
"Rothler, Huberdeau, Crabbe .'?nil Chariier Fall
in Fighting for Allies?Kahn Baya Metropolitan
Season Is Assured."?Tribune headline.
Operatic candor.
My verses may not be correct ?.
In meter, feet or style.
My versions may be wrongly deck',!
In words that won't beguile.
I seek no fortune for my work;
No fame, no praise, no prize.
1 look not for the loves that lurk
In women's lovely eyes.
Anil now that I have made it plain
That I write not for glory
Nor yet with any hope of jrain
It's time to end my story.
To cut your labors, F. P. A.,
Is not my motive true.
1 write because, since wife's away,
I've nothing else to do.
_ S. I). II.
According to the loftily esteemed (Hobo, tin; pro?
nunciation of Rhelms Is "Huhns." This is at vari?
ance with "The Ingoldsby Legends," ?herein up
Never, I ween,
Was a prouder seen,
Read of in books, or dreamt of in dreamx,
Than the Cardinal Lord Archbishop ol Itheims.
Orlando Commute?.
'The train was late this morning. Orlando suid
that if Ae had been late the train would have been
on time. He guessed that there was probably n CO?
on the track. Orlando's friend wsm complaining he
cause some boys stole his peaches. "Oh. well," said
Orlando, "you were a boy once yourself. Beeide?,
you know, stolen fruit Is always the sweetest '."
Ob azi a.
Do the Pirates, we wonder, who p.ay the Braves
today, know that their doughty ttwu-'h nervous op?
ponents are supi>osed to Crack under th? Strain?
[Ad In the Po__tik**psie Neto-Pr*??.*
The Busy Bee the best in town,
When In the city cull around.
Your patronage we would solicit
So when in town give us a visit.
The equinoctial storms are almost due, of course
Und as it may be for Ids,
What lovely weather this Is '.
Fa Fa __.
Theodore Marburg on German Mi
treatment of Belgium.
This statement was utsmed ?
Theodore Marburg, former Vnitt
States Minuter tn Belgium, who a
rived u< stcnlay on the Lu-iitama.
The cruel way in which devoted litt!
Belgium is being trampled to deat
simply because it lay in the path of
wur mad government makes one'a bloo
The German*, dominated by a hesrl
less military claas, are moving back th
practices of the world. Their acts ar
characterized by utter disregard of th
international code so laboriously buil
up and of the common dictates of hu
The violation of Belgium's neutralit*
involving a breach both of internation
nl law and of Prussia's own solem
pledge, tho dropping of bombs on Ant
wcrp, the devastation of Louvain an
the heartless treatment of non-com
b?tants, substantiated independently b
Belgian, Dutch, French and Englisl
witnesses, constitutes a fearful indict
nient. Added to thia is the ungenerou
and unchivalrous wringing of a mone;
indemnity from a people who had cher
i-hed no hostile designa against Ger
many, but whose country waa simpl;
defending its neutrality, as it was obi i
??uteJ to do by international law ant
by the law of self-preservation.
1 am not in favor of the Unite?
States embroiling itself unnecessarilj
in European controversies, but a start?
of affairs exists in Europe, which, il
the love of decency in internationa
conduct and of fair play and of com
mon justice is in our hearts, mus?
lead us openly to espouse the cause ol
hngland and her allies.
True, we were not parties to the
guarantee of Belgium's neutrality,
though perhaps we ought to have been
and if we hud been that neutrality, with
all its possibilities of future influence
on a valuable principle, would have
had more chance of being respected.
But there are great human causes
which are universal and to bring ur ta
the aid of which no treaties should be
needed. Germany is not and haa not
for year? been amenable to reason.
Only force will avail. She must be
??eaten to her knees to stem this flow
of barbarism, to free the German
masses from the grip of the bureau?
cracy ?nd ruthless military class, and
to arrest militarism itself.
In tho recent published life of Lord
Lyons will be found a dispatch from
Lord Clarendon in which it ia auggeat
id to Bismarck, about 1867, that France
is ready to reduce her army if Prussia
will do the same. Of course the offer
was rejected as not quite fitting in
with Bismarck's designs.
But the episode makes it clear that
the whole of modern militarism had
its origin in Prussia. It would have
been stemmed long ago but for Ger?
many, dominated by Pruasia, and can?
not be arrested now except by the
thorough defeat of Germany.
Any one who has occupied himself
wi.h the question of inatitutiona calcu?
lated to prevent war know? how at
every turn Germany blocks the way to
progress in that direction. Positive
agreement? which would obligate Ger?
many to arbitrate instead of fighting
are out of harmony with her dreams of
conquest. Even Mr. Bryan's useful
treatiea for obligatory investigation, in
va lvu g the ? elay of s year before war
may be declared, are distasteful to Ger?
many because her strength, ?he be- j
Hevea, lie? in superior preparedness,
?tn ?he declines to be held back,
though after the Belgian tragedy the
world for many yeara to come will feel
f it, after all, Germany will observe;
he. treaty obligationa only so long a?,
she considers it t* her interest to do?
SO, or so long as a group of right
minded nation.s compels her to do so.
Quite in line with Germany's other
acts is the slight attention which Eng?
land's suggestion of a naval holiday
received at her hands?a suggestion
which we ourselves heartily welcomed
by resolution of Congress, and which all
the other great powers were ready to
discuss as a ?ossible entering wedge to
overturn the present senaeleeo system.
With such incidents systematically
disclosing, it was difficult for Germany
to conceal the real object c. her enor?
mous military preparations. The Euro?
pean world has tossed on a restless pil?
low for years because of Germany, and
that its fears were not groundless is
shown by the events of to-day.
Aro we not again at a turning point
in history? What we have witnessed is
as nothing compared with what is to
como if Germany wins out. And Amer?
ica will not only share the ailded bur?
dens which \.ill be placed on the shoul?
ders of all nations, but will bo open to
the dangers of actual attack by men of
boundless ambition and inhuman cal?
lousness. Englsnd is lighting our bat?
This aside, what is our duty to out?
raged Belgium?
Before her ruin was there any mere
dignified memDer of the society of na?
tions? None of the conditions of in?
ternal lawlessness, spoliation of foreign
creditors or vicious f??reign policy
which ordinarily bring interference in
the affaira of weak and backward coun?
tries may be charged to her.
Belgium scrupulously avoided all
initiative in international question?
which might by any possibility be con?
strued as inconsistent with her posi?
tion as a neutralized ??t?te. She was
making her full contribution to prog?
ress. The activity of some of her
broad-minded citizens had made her a.
very centre of international co-opera?
tion second only to Switzerland, "-plen
did traditions of ail nnd industry and
culture are hers. In her beautiful and
well orderet! cities the spirit of liberty
had assertcil itself trom th? ?i.?liest
times. Her pea>ple worked longer hours
than any other neoplo of Europe, and
so faithful was she to h< ;? trust that
with her small population o?' ",?00,000
she stooil fifth in the commerce of the
Small states of the mettle of Belgium
and Switzerland and Holland are per?
forming services of tho highest order.
Are we aa a great nation to stand aside
now with folded arms, to say that this
i? none of our business and to suffa-r
one of the finest of them to be utterly
crushed in an unspeakably cruel and
lawless way and raise no protesi.?
Th?; principia* of neutrality is based
on tho idea that in most international '
quarrels there is a measure of right
and wrong on both sides. Is that true
here? What wrong has Belgium done
to Germany? What right has Germany
to crush her? Neutrality is baaed, fur
th? r, on the idea of self-interest. But'
is it to our own interest to let the;
spirit of militarism run roughshod o'er
the weak and trample in the dust the!
practices of peace and the rules of war '
When events like these are crowding,,
i? not tho time lor indifference and1
impartiality past? Do ws not owe iti
tc ourselves, as a nation which has!
made valuable contributions to inter- j
national law and more valuable one?, j
to international practice, to endeavor
to truard the progress that has been
made? But there is something deeper
than the law of nations that is being
set back by the philosophy of ruthless
domination which has entered into the
very marrow of the ruling class in Ger
many- namely, the whole body of i?i
sttnets and practices which constitute?'
our humanity.
Is it not our duty as an important
member of the family of nations to use
our utmost en?leavrr to guard likewise
those elements of life more sacred and
more valuable than anything material
or intellectual?
v a in?**,11\*lm of German extraction,
but I find that national sympathies are
transmitted in environment and not in
blood. Moreover, I feel that the great
body of the German people, who have
written such a brilliant page in modern
history, but who lack political genius,
can be freed only from outside from
the grip of the military class. And 1
believe that the curse of militarism will
continue to spread over the world until
the bureaucracy and military class of
Germany are overthrown.
The Responsibility for the War aa the
German Defence Committee Sees It.
To the-Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Ever since the outbreak of the
European war I have read articles and
editorials in your and other American
newspapers placing the blame of the
horrible disaster on Germany, and es?
pecially the German Kaiser.
In this connection I take the liberty
to call your attention to an article that
appeared in "The Outlook" on August
29, 1914, under the heading "The Story
of the War." Permit me to quote from
this article the following paragraph:
"Russian dispatches indicate that
Russia will be ready to strike sooner
than expected. This can only mean
that the Czar began mobilizing earlier
than he admitted. If the Russian con?
centration in Vilna and Brest-Litovsk
is c mpleted before September 1, it
will be evident that the Czar was plan?
ning for thia war long before the first
rumor of it reached us."
This was written by Arthur Bullard,
"The Outlook's" war correspondent,
and can be taken as a true account.
The mere fact that during the last days
of August important battles have al?
ready been fought on the eastern
frontier is a further proof for the as?
sertion by Mr. Bullard that Russia has
been mobilizing long before the war
Paragraph 2 of the international law
states that if one country is mobilizing
her forces on the* frontiers of another
country, this must be considered a hos?
tile act, and if the former does not ren?
der sufficient explanation the latter ha?
a perfect right to protect herself, and
in case of necessity to declare war.
It has been proven beyond doubt
that Russia was mobilizing her vast
armies long before the outbreak of the
hostilities, and also that the Czar did
not pay any heed to Emperor William's
urgent request to stop mobilizing.
Even "The New York Herald" ad?
mitted that the Kaiser went on his
knees before the Czar in his efforts to
make him stop mobilizing, but without
avail. What other alternative was left
to Germany but to prepare herself and
to declare war on Russia? Germany's
slightest chance for victory would have
been forfeited had she waited until the
Russian hordes were ready for battle.
In view of these facts, I venture to
say that a fair-minded American will
not doubt that a war could have been
avoided had England even hinted a re?
fusal of support to France and Russia,
for these two powers would never have
attempted to attack Germany and Aus?
tria without British aid.
Forwarded by the German-American
Literary Defence Committee.
New York, Sept. 16, 1914.
More Praise for the Davis Stories.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Let me congratulate you on
having Richard Harding Davi-j upon
your ?ta!T. His stories are the most
realistic of any that I have seen. The
perfect word, picture? so clearly pre
xent the seem.? that you think yourself
on the spct watching the battles. I
have heard most favorable comment on
these stories from all sidea.
New York, Sept 17, 1914.
He Finds the Threats of bra?
, To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: As an American citizen, *** j
trying to follow the advice of Tntrnt'
Wilson in observing neutrality,^*
I becoming quite tired of th? \mftana
of the Germans in threatening H*
taliate upon American* betau? UK
have not taken the side of ?*?J|I_*
; The threats they are making, ???*"
; been making since th? war I******
they will boycott nil papers u4 **
, ness houses which do not ce_* *
strong against Kt.gland, f"***
Russia, with the purpose of -e.*?T*
their busine.-s. have to my mind tm
I reached the limn. ,.
If they do not like the attita-Mf?
American press, which reflect? ?*J*
timent ?f the p< opl? of ^J_rJ
States, why do they not go m*'
' their own country and fight for it,??
when the conter is done, ?t?y '??
Are Americans going to ?ubmittoWJ*
man domination here such M *?
threatened all Europe for the ImM?
years? It is to destroy this '?.N"?
ness of German obstinacy Md *??
1 be domination that the all** ?"?
?are fighting, and it is the hop?? *?
civilized nations that they will * ""
umphant. .^
Furthermore. I know a jP??"
who will wager 51,000 that th? *?*?
interview with Mr. <"orneliu? >?-"?"
bilt, put out by the so-ealled CM??
of German-American ( o m mere?, r1,""
in The Tribune to-day, i? ?'??*tf,
New York, Sept. 17, 1914.
S. P. C. A Again.t Mui*-*--!
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Will you kindly allow meg,
in your columns tu correct ?? mw
'er.t misaijpr.il--. mn concern.??"* ^
titude of the sociit) m t-l*J__i_i fr
, the order of the Heard ol *-**'?,*?
quiring the muzzling ot dop- _
?ments have been made fn4t"_jr#
approves of the i,iu*-img of tt?L-?
also that it will assist n? tt','Z~*
ment of the ord. r. This i? ?0'^
We do not approve of the reg??"""^
we rcicurd it a- an unne?*e?s??7 ^
ship on the del*. *-'n*orta_S2>
: effort, to have the order motftn-* ^
.to th'! extent of giving ?wn*_\TV
! tion of keeping dogs on It???*, w
failed. With th. eniorcemrt? ?
order th. .ocietv has "f'^-Vicf.
AI.FRKD ?A0S"/ii*i
President, the American W^im*
the Prevention of Croeit? ?m
New York. Sept. 'M^*.^
Th? Crisis Call? fot ****
To the Editor of The Tribun*. ?
Sir: Lloyd C. Crijcom ? ?^
llmman. Why? Bee*-?? ?? i
Hinman has nad large ?P^TV
Albany and is therefore ??-?,?
equinped of all to serve tM ?T^
Governor in thi? great cri?? ?
which w> are pos?ing- , ajjn **
Thi* crnis not only jw^j, ?
?should cause voters to e^Lmi*
pledges riven merely ?*J^a]$*
friendshio or personal P^^mt*
get behind the man who ttt *-?
the state. ._ u ht if.
The welfare of the *??? JJi *
important than any tor^\Vj4tt*
individual or ?veJ..gs^ ?***?
Brooklyn. Sept. I*, -*1'* ,__.
Triple Rates for ? T**
To the Editor of The T'?,^
Sir: Can.nyonc?-P;?*J?*
charged $1 for * UV rtf*-*._3
Grand Central Station t?J? &
60th st.. less than one .""*??*
times the legal rute ?"?a ,, ?F
the Grand Central eharn*.
a- id?^***********"
New York, Sept. 17, WmyT

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