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The Hague Rules of Warfare and
the European War.
In discussing the informal protest which
President Wilson is said to have made to the
European bel?ge rents against the sort of bomb
throwing from airships which serves no evident
military purpose, the point has Leen raised that
there are no international rules of war outlawing
such barbarous activities. It is even contended
that because several of the belligerent powers
failed to ratify the Hague convention of 1907,
amending and enlarging the rules of war, no code
of any sort existe which binds commanders and
It is true that the Hague convention of 1907
was not ratified by all the powerB whose plenipo?
tentiaries signed it. Germany, Austria-Hungary,
Great Britain and Russia did ratify it, but ap?
parently France did not, and the treaty itself
provides that the new code "shall not apply ex?
cept between contracting powers, and then only if
all the belligerents are parties to the conven?
tion." The code of 1907, therefore, plainly does
not offer a basis for a protest such as Mr. Wilson
is said to have made.
It must be remembered, however, that the codi?
fication of 1907 was only on enlargement of an
international agreement reached in 1899. The
latter was admittedly the l?est summary up to
that date of the restrictions which the spirit of
humanity had thrown about warfare. It embod?
ied the rules which the more enlightened nations
tod made f?>r themselves and which the other
vations were ^lad to accept. The convention ?-*%?_>
ratiffed Of iTnilllsaij. Anstrta-huirtfiry, ?reat
Britain, France, Russia, Belgium, Servia, Mon?
tenegro and Japan?all the powers engaged in
the war at the time the bomb-throwing incidents
occurred which occasioned world-wide indigna?
The Hague International Peace Conference of
1907 evidently did not mean to sacrifice the ad
??.ance made in the humane conduct of war by al?
lowing the code constructed in 1899 to lapse, in
case the still more humanitarian code of 1907
should fail t(. secure general adherence. It pro?
vided that the new rules should be substituted as
between powers ratifying the treaty of 1907, but
added this saving clause: ''The convention of
1899 remains in force as between the powers
which signed it and which do not also ratify the
As is so often the case in important treaties,
the phrases chosen were not as clear as they
ought to have been. But taking into considera?
tion the obvious purpose of the conference to
k??ep in force the somewhat less advanced code
while the more advanced one was gradually being
ratified, it seems reasonable to assume that the
negotiators intended to have the 1899 code cover
a'I cases which the 1907 code could not cover.
Certainly the relations between the powers which
had ratified both codes and those which had rati?
fied the first, but not the second, could only be
adjusted by both observing the one 6et of rules
which they had approved in common.
The laws of war drawn up in 1897 forbid the
bombardment of undefended towns or buildings,
enjoin respect for the persons and property of
non-combatants, and especially require the spar?
ing of edifices ?levoted to religion, art, science and
charity, as well as hospitals, when such buildings
are not luring used for military purpo.??-.
The actions of the two sets of belligerents show
that they regard the general code of 1899 as bind?
ing between them, otherwise France would not
have protested against the bombardment of the
Rheims Cathedral and the German government
would not have announced that it had ordered
the gunners before Rheims to spare the
cathedral ai far as was possible. There is some
disagreement as to whether Turkey ratified the
code of 1X99. But whatever may be Turkey's
status, it is pretty clear that up to her entrance
into the war the belligerents considered them?
selves subject to the restrictions of the 1899 agree?
ment. It would l?e a monstrous perversion of the
Hague treaties if they should be now construed
no as to palliate a disregard of the restraints
which th' ? sought to put upon the bar?
barities of war.
The Crisis in Theatrical Affairs.
The too ?-how of defiance to the general busi
MM depraasion that followed the outbreak of the
war made by our theatres at the beginning of the
geason has passed, if w< .. I .<? jud/'e from the
poli? v ; isd fhi guardad statements of the influ?
ential theatrical managers in this city. At fir-?
there wan DO hint of cessation m the preparation
for a "biy ?/oar." Kuropear, plays and play prop
id a boil g npontdod i-y the
Aworirnn product, It wa- to 1* a banner sea
BBU tot tho American playwright and the Amen
can ?mmigS ' ? Altai I ma%Wma\ wmfmmt of failures,
however, we find the theatres now facing what
one manager calls "the greatest crisis" in his ex
i perienc?'. Playi built upon a theme heretofore
infallible in its appeal have been withdrawn for
lack of patronage. Melodrama, considered a cer?
tain attraction in times of great unrest, has
failed of its purpose entirely. So unique a
play as ?The Big Idea," which was welcomed by
the critics generally as having a popular appeal,
is now to l?e withheld by a shrewd management
until a more favorable time.
The explanation appears easy enough to the
lay mind. For one thing, the city has too many
theatres. It could do nicely with ten or fifteen
well conducted playhouses. Then, too. in great
crises, such as the present war. your playgoer
.!->*- not find relief from the stark realism of the
daily n?ws in the elaborate realism of the modern
popular drama. His thought is rather to se^k
forgatfollMM in the production that offers him
the greatest illusion and by fa imaginative pow?
er carries him furthest from the grewsome reali?
ties of everyday affairs. When there is a gen?
eral realization of the public demand the theat?
rical world will find its balance just as naturally
as other commercial enterprise* have within the
last few months, and will no doubt meet the -sit?
uation just as bravely.
Watchful Waiting for Europe.
Naturally the European powers engaged in
war look to this country to protect their interests
in Mexico. There is nothing else for them to do.
Their hands are full elsewhere. And, moreover,
their ships of war could not enter Mexican port*
without becoming interned. But they cannot be
bnpraaaad with the aaaorance the administration
gives of its capacity to protect foreign lives and
property in Mexico. They have watched Mexico
drift from the partial anarchy of Huerta to the
complete anarchy of Carranza, Villa and Zapata,
while the administration was concerning itself
with Mexico's affairs at least to the edge of
Mr. Wilson acknowledged this country's re?
sponsibility. He kept saying "Huerta must go,"
and he announced his interest in seeing that the
85 per cent of semi-serff in Mexico got a square
deal. He applied the absent treatment to Huerta
and to the Mexican land problem. The same
nb-ent treatment will be all the assurance for?
eign warring countries will have that their inter?
ests will be protected, while the administration
watches with benevolent eye the two greatest
uplifters that ever were ex-bandits bringing jus?
tice to the landless south of the Rio Gran?.e.
Regulation and Co-operation.
In view of the incompetence which the Inter?
state Commerce Commission has shown to meet
promptly and intelligently the existing crisis in
railroad affairs, it is a shock to hear Mr. H. A.
Wheeler, of the Un:on Trust Company, of Chi?
cago, who declined ?n appointment to the Fed?
eral Reserve Board, declare that regulation is
^v.iing to the industries of the country through
the newly authorized Interstate Trade Commis?
sion. If the country cannot .-ucees.? t ?" reg
railroads, how can it regulate indi ? ?
Mi. Wheeler advises the business * . s of
the country to prepare 'or legulation. h: n.i/
ards the suggestion that if the railroads ha?i co?
operated with the Interstate Commerce Commis?
sion from the outset many mistakes would "nave
been avoided and many losses obviated, and.
though he* does not say so, perhaps the present
state of mind on the part of the commission
might never have arisen. He points to the anal?
ogy of the Federal Advisory Council, which will
represent the interests of the banks and co-op?
erate with the Federal Reserve Board, and pro?
poses that the Chamber of Commerce of the
United ?States or some other representative busi?
ness organization appoint a committee of busi?
ness men to confer and eo-operate with the Trad.
Commission. Mr. Wheeler has seized on an anal?
ogy that is full of possibilities. His suggestion
is good so far as it applies to industries, if regu?
lation is really to be extended to them.
Perhaps it might also be adopted with advan?
tage by the railroads. Why not an advisory
council to co-operate with the Interstate Com?
merce Commission? The hostility and suspicion
in the commission's mind have brought the rail?
roads face to face with starvation and have
threatened regulation itself with a public reac?
tion. The existing lack of confidence and co-op?
eration is a mistake inherited from the past.
Does the Federal Reserve banking law point to a
way to retrieve it?
"Visions of Historic Wars."
A giant war should have nothing less than a
giant play to celebrate it on the stage. Hence
Mr. Granville Barker's decision to produce Mr.
Thomas Hardy's colossal creation. '"The Dy?
nasts," in a London theatre. Not all the nine?
teen a?-ts and one hundred and thirty scenes are
to appear, it need hardly be said. Not even with
a world war for inspiration can a theatre man?
ager expect an audiencte to sit all day and all
night. Only the scenes relating to Trafalgar,
the Peninsula and Waterloo are to be included.
These are thirty in number, at that, and call for
a hundred speaking parts. Surely so many he?
roes never trod one stage before.
One reason for taking up "The Dynasts" was
the fact that it could not offend those excellent
allies of England, the French. Sir Herbert Tree
has remarked that a manager in London has to
step just now as though his feet were among
eggs. It is easy enough to find an English play
"to raise up visions of historic wars"?as Mr.
Hardy has stated the aim of the production in a
new prologue written especially for the occasion
?but it is hard to find one that does not offend
one of England's new-found friends. "Henry
V," for example. Just the thing to arouse patri?
otism, but unfortunate In fa allusions, as, for in?
stance, in these line.- :
O noble English, that could entertain
With half their forces the full pride of France
And let another half stand laughing by,
All out of work and cold for action!
Some of the English correspondents may oc?
casionally convey this impression of national
ability in writing of the operations in France to?
day. But civility and the facts are against
them, and it is easy to understand London's aver?
sion to such matter as lief? in "Henry V." "The
Dynasts," while it attacks Napoleon, praises the
French. Moreover, the new prologue concludes
with these In*
What matter that Napoleon was our foe?
Fair France herxelf had no ambitious ends;
And we are happy in a change that tend*
lo make of neanst neighbors closest friends.
A bttWtan art und the entente, Kiigland has
no doubt which should give way.
The Conning Tower
"German Left Held Stationary:
French and British < ?pen I "? Ft '
Ah! the plight of the unwary
How the skilful adversary
Dashing, dexterous and deft?
Conquers, singing Tipperarj *?"
How .the Kaiser's military
Force is slaughtered and bereft
Fin surprised that there i- arv
G. 5. K.
\\v are a good-natuie.i people, and ?he only thing
we fear is priggishness." says Walter Lippmann In
the New Republic. But we .ire not a good-natured
people; we arc a "good-nature.!" people.
And the thing we fear is being thought unhumor
ous, or serious. Therefore we take the Charles W.
Morse affair lightly; and ever so many of us are
sorry that Henry Siegel didn't "put it over." If we
weren't so afraid of not being a humorous folk, it is
possible wc might he. _
man n mbms that wu-iam alum waters litti.k
<,iiu. is nowura re
fitm 'ii? mmftO i Bm - Osa - .
For Sale -A well
broken Shetland pony,
gentle and trustworthy.
See Mary White, at 927
Wanted, one Eugene Field to do poetic .it.
the- way Old Bill White felt when Mary said she had
outgrown the pony. _
Cyrils Sam Crane in the Evening Joiirnit'.: HVo ll
a man whom I firmly believe would make a success?
THE DIARY OF OIK OWN IUMIBL PEP\S.
November tS My wife to Philadelphia with D.
Fales, the coledge student, and I with .1. Wise to
luncheon, of a venison stew ?ml some chocolate, very
good, and costing m<- but ft. Thence by elevated
railroad to the Polo Grounds and I took him to the
foot-ball game and saw the Washington and Jeffer?
son team defeat the boys from Rutgers Colcdge; and
saw there L. Fisher th? inMirunce officer, too. But
nobody else I knew. Played then with .1. Wise many
games at kelly-pool. and won no more than one in
twenty games; which Had? ?? >*> -1 i %- day fer nie but
I bore it with grace.
H Lay lute, what with a heed-BCk? and feeling i
ill; but I arose at noon tad rode to Washington
Square uprin an ?irnnib'is. and walked thence to tny
office. Read again Fr..nk <'olhy's "Imagirary Obli?
gations," ar.d was rejoiced ?it the clear, bright truth
therein. Cast about for tt herewith to fashion verses
from but found nought to my hand, so made none;
thirking. it is better not *.i write any than to have;
.vhat 1 write inept and tenuous. But often I fear
they are both, and I atn not aware of it.
If at k-iew any bicyclists, we might fir.il that
there im a bicycle which is the scenario of as many
wheezes a? the car is in the automobile world. '
But we do not know ?my bicyclists, whatever] and
though Daniel Frohrna. ami Miss June (owl say
they ride, we never have encountered them pedaling.
Speaking of bicycling, one of the best things IL G.
Wells ever wrote is "The Wheels of Chance." It is
out of print, and we should like to buy a copy.
The Sabbath Day.
I IUH Mir? A-.ii ?i'll>irc of W-tcrnlf. N I .
?sen.? i ?opla ?r? sn particular
I'pon tin? Snlili.ith day.
Tint the) Will tint i.lliiw thrir liulf .'
Witii It? companion for to ptaj
.Now it is M sin ?or aajl on.- to ? I ? Ues
I'pon the BaM ?:? I '??
ProrUM they attend to th?lr relis
At tin- iroi" r tirri. ami ? ay.
Particularly 11,?? laboring people
That ha? t" work hard during tin? ?'? ?
1 n tmt ? r ItidM 111?-m
If they ? Jolly titne d" I
And whf: a f??w of them gatheri I |
in boom innoient pastinM tu taha a part.
I-et them sing and dam-?- ? ir?l y? 11 and | ?
For it shows th? iBOOOen .? of their heart.
Hut kissn g eatCbing and einlit
They COI talBly nvist .-? \-e-i? l.
When they are? ?n compaay with the oppoelt? sex
Of their souls will b? d-setreyad.
[TO BE l ONI IM BD |
From a New York City high school examination pa?
per: "Sums Marner is true to human nature because
we find men now who lose faith because certain things
occur and if they do not become misers. tin\ become
suicides or any other of these hobbies. Godfrey
Cass ?especially la true to human nature because we
find many people to-day who do just what he did."
STRAPS FOR WOMEN!
?H. Um ether head, Pay, no sourer had i laeerted
myself into on? ?if Um fee remaining IntereUcaa of a
soitthliO'ind subway i rowd this morning, 'hi i ? .t
was offered BU L> ?.n. "! UM ii. I? rh? maligned .?-. \. I
??m a ?snail pereoa, bul l bar? ? gtltterl - ?
bad Um courteooa on? b< ?-.. ? fragile ?|. dmen of maa?,
hood, a countei dork, for Inatan e, In '"i an tight?
bour ?tend I ?hoold ha' ?? concluded hi? a? Uon was the.
result ?.; fear, Bat b? was ? part ilariy husky s-.c-i
men of youth, one of tlmse nsunOy Been nrmh estai.
llshed In a seat, absorbing tin? sporting page. I'oor
young man! To t.e so bopeloealy behind ?.is age; not
to know that a woman glories not imlv m her ability
to do a man's work all dey, hat, art. r a half-hour's
stand in the train, to b ?tl? bOOMWaid tu Um pleasure
of cooking h??r own particular n ?0 I ilttttt t. Hr would
be for making her think .-In- was r.?ll. at a disad
vantage. ih>sically (the absurdity of it'i to him. He
r<-ads The Tower. ! hope he PSBJ BSS this, ami learn.
Al'l'l B. r.
? ? ?
Hr: Son-.?? of na bar? pulled the wbeeaa about the
man on the ear preloading to bfl ??l??p when a i.mi
nlne persuad?? stood In front or him. The first time
I got money lor that lewhrOB ?-t I thought 1 was .?
erlmlnal. However. tuetiSeatlOO tut UM ioke and
espe-i-ially for the a? t (Ol pretOace) was dis. overed by
me the other morning un ,.n I. trun w -h? -n a wutnan
had a man arrested lor loe.kn.g at h< r. Sir, he did
nothing else. Me sai?l nothing. Yet she blatantly de?
manded the caiiiop. looted uti ,tu, IllaM be-4oaJ?e?Mdl
A cat may look at a king, but a l.lng .annot look at a
OBtl Vote? for W.I _ A WtMmM -.^^
Mr. H.yden Church, in the Philadelphia Public
Ledger, mentions C. K. Chesterton; and Dr. Dern
berg, in the just a* Philadelphia and even more
public Saturday Evening Post, sails him W. K. ( bes
terton. Anybody C ? K what his W. k. initials are
should look them in.
A "Lost" ad in the Pittsburgh Free Lance ,, for
"a black i-sther lady's hsndbag."
It is \;.ienne*s wish to write this morning's last
"Last," the \ivs, "but nwt gaud
F. P. A.
THE WAR MAP.
Our Gustave is there n w.
TH.^. ''HOPLE'S COLUMN *&?.?__-ta
THE WAR OF YOUTHS
Why, as the First Line Soldier Fall,
Battles Must Go More Quickly.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Every now and then in the
letters from the combatants on one
side or the other we get a glimpse
of men becoming insane from the
?train of the never ending battles
which are the rule in thi3 war. And
-. a may be certain that for every one
driven to actual insanity there are
p.any more who, for a time at least,
?are mude nervous wrecks. In this we
may read the coming of a change in
the nature of the war, an accelerating
of its progress and a speedier deci
I ion in its great battle?'.
An eminent military observer who
vas with the Russians in Manchuria
stated that the most deep reaching
???--on he learned there was that mod
ara war would be essentially a busi
aeaa for the very young men, bceaaae
? ? v alone have the nervous resilience
to endure the strain of the continuous
combat into which a campaign r??
solves Itaelf. To be sure, a man of
thirty-fire, though no longer able to
compete with youth in a mile run or
a hard football game, may possibly
exhibit as much or more stamina when
it comes to long continued exposure
to advers?' physical conditions. But
viiin added to such purely physical
hardships is the constant presence of
death in all its most terrifying and
revolting forms, the knowledge each
minute of the day for many days in
succession that the nc:;t instant may
set him disembowelled or his head
blown ?>ff. then your older man's
Berrea go to pieces. It needs the in?
herent buoyancy of youth to with?
stand such an experience.
From now on the average age of
the men on the lighting lines will
.;....lily increase, except, perhaps,
with the British army, if the fore?
going be admitted, docs it not follow
that battles will be brought to a deci?
sion more quickly than heretofore'.'
It will no longer be possible to hold
men under tire for such long periods.
The combatants will become non-ef?
fectives l'romv sheer nervous exhaus?
tion in a relatively short time. And
us it can hardly be expected that both
-ides will go to pieces simultaneously,
one or the other will win a victory.
It is a sickening, an appalling
thought that the probable end of the
deadlock between the opposing forces
will be found in the slaughter of the
young men, who alone have the nerv?
ous endurance necessary for its con?
tinuance. But is not such likely to be
the case? G. S
New York. Nov. M, 1914.
PROGRESS OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
A Christian Science Assertion I?
Challenged by a Reader.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: In your puper of the 27th was
a letter, headed "A Christian Science
Death." I feel impelled to take excep?
tion to the following:
"Is it possible that in this enlightened
ape the people are still ignorant of the
fact that after six thousand years the
so-called science of medicine is still
a wholly experimental system, without
a single speeitic remedy, and that dis?
eases have steadily multiplied, not di
mmi.-hed. under its ministrations?"
"la it possible that in this enlight?
ened age" there is any one living so
wilfully ignorant of the marvellous
strides that even the last decade has
accomplished -not "experimented with"
in general and special medical ?ci?
erne? The constant results of research
und labor of a profession standing sec- j
oud to one other aro awe-in^irinjr, ta
, people intelligent enough to belong to
the th ink lag ??ass. The present war
alone bean teatiraony In the unprcce
dente'1 deeroaaa of typhoid to one
braach of ae vast progress made in
even a deeper aeieacexhaB curing -that
of preventing diaeeae.
How \\r"-(, the ravages of malaria
inbdaed in the Canal Zone? How is
the dreaded diphtheria checked? And
; yet it is st-.ted with the characteristic
aelf-eanplaeeacr of those lacking real
knowledge of tireir subject that there
are "ae specific rem?di?e" and no "di?
minishing of dlaeaae." This brief pro?
test is ail too inadequate. The exi
genev ?if a voice greater than a lay
msai to moot aaefa diatartad truth an
the above quotation halda la so impera?
tiv*; that I earnestly hope this will be
supplemented by a professional record
of actual atatiatica, showing the mi?
raculous advance in the world of medi?
cal science. A. T. W.
New Vork, Nov. 27, 1911.
A Pro-German View of Thi? Country'?
Duty as a Neutral.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Out of this war, mad?' by Eng?
land Bad continued by her, what is sh-*
going to gam from it for herself'.'
This, I think, is the first proposition
with England. Absolutely nothing but
the contempt of every right thinking
man and the loss of her nrestige be?
fore other nations. When I call this
England's war 1 do not mean that sho
set the hall to rolling. That is a sec?
ondary matter. The root of a tree is
never found m th.- branches. The real
????ii ?es of inch a giirantie eonilagrntion
as this European war are to ea found
far deem-r iOWfl than in the cruel BO*
aaaaiaation "t th.? Croara Prince of
Austria and his princess. That was
only the match, touched to a house of
For years we hare seen England
forming alliances with nations encir?
cling (iermany and which when the
time was ripe could crush her with n
ring of iron. Six weeks before the war
broke out. Russia, Kngland's ally and
accomplice, was quietly bringing troops
from the Far East and stationing then
in small villages near the German bor?
der. The pathetic letters of tile Kaiser
to the Caar showed that he wished no
conflict with that country. Belgian was
filling up her forts with French and
some Eng;;-h soldiers. Belgium i';n
never neutral. She was the secret ally
of England as much us France was her
open one. England has promised to
give an indemnity to Belgium equal to
twice her losses. The words of the
Kaiser have been shamefully distorted
and perverted by the English press.
The neutrality of Belgium was a farce,
I a gigantic fraud, and, knowing this, the
Chancellor called it rightly "a scrap of
paper." For it was worth nothing more.
May the day ne?, er cone, as "a thief in
the night," or in England's way, that
we shall tind ourselves crushed on the
north and on the south in a similar
vise. We'd try und break through like?
wise. Belgium is to be pitied, but pit?
ied for her dubious politics as well for
the devastation of her country. As her
neutrality was worthless, she should
he kept by Germany as a guarantee of
I do not say this because I am a Ger?
man, but because I know both people?,,
their language and their character. My
forebears helped to make us a nation
when Indian, wore turned on us, as
ironies of half civilized folk and Afri?
cans and Hindu?, that she would not
i.How to even set foot on her soil in
Canada, ?re turned upon Germany to?
day. It i- the Bane nation, the name
tactics, thut. sought to divide our I'nioti |
in that SM.l time when we thrashed out
the question of state rights and its
concomitant of slavery, the heritage
that she left us.
Are are neutral to-day? No. We aid
in cutting off food supplies from one
combatant while wheat and meat and
ammunition flow into the enemy's coun?
tries; we submit to dictates in regard to
our wireless stations; we stand calmly
by and BOO the commerce of a brave
nation destroyed by .Japanese, who be?
come allies Of England not only against
Germany but M instruments for carry?
ing on her opium trade in China; wa
comply with ?very demand of on?
WO allow our vessels to be searched
against all rules of warfare and our
ipaaaCBgera taken off as prisoners; WC
are asked "to coerce" this country and
that, as it we were aiders and abet?
tors in their quarrel for trade suprem?
acy. No people should be starved
out. That is not human. Food 6hips
should go equally to all hungry' na"
, lions with a flag marked "food" flying
under our glorious Stars and Stripes.
And what will England gain if BBC
wins? Nothing but the contempt of the
'? world. For she and she alone has put
back the progress of the world one hun?
dred years, let hordes into Europe that
she would not welcome into her own
island, subsidized the press to the l"w
eet slanders for her own ends. The
Genaaaa never cut otf children's hands.
If there is one thing that a German
loves and is tender toward it is a child.
I have sought for proofs of such atroc?
ities. One child was injured, but no
bodv knew bv whom. A case of the
live black cr.ws that the sick man was
report? d as having ejected. It proved to
bo in the original report "somctning as
black aa a crow."
Our kind of neutrality is prolonging
the war, not shortening it. When we
consent to Kr.gland's 4??0 contrabands,
to her methods O? ?tarvation and as?
sistance of ?very country on the globe
aguinst one; when she breaks all iules
of international law, blocks and mine-'
the open sea and destroys commerce of
neutral eountriee, it ia time for us to
cull "Halt!" not by going to war, but
by being really and honestly neutral.
?New York, Nov. 27, 1914.
THE SUFFRAGE DEFEATS
An "Anti" View of the Results of the
To the Editor of The Tribune.
?Sir: The election of November .1,
I'.'M, has passed into history. The
National Association Opposed to Wom?
an Sulfrage congratulates the country
and the --cvcral states where suffrage
was defeated for the splendid results
achieved. We feel that this election
has been the greatest vindication of
the principles of our organization so
far accomplished in the history of the
?>ut of aerea totea where the ques-<
tion of woman suffrage came before
the electorate live defeated it over?
whelmingly; one state, Nevada, the
smallest in population and in the
per cent of women, has eviilently been
carried by the suffrugists, while Mon?
tana is still in doubt and only the
official count will determine the result.
In X.-vada the Socialist vote was over
5,000, the Mormon vote more than
1.000 probably MM votes in all out
of a total vote of 20,000 or nearly one
third of the entire vote. These votes
were, of course, ?lelivered in a block
to the sulfrage cause.
One feature of the result is specially
gratifying. The sulfragists secured n>
state east of tin? Hockies; they have
captured no territory m which the
ham?- wields the lnlluenci? that it wields
generally in the more populous states.
?Brea In Nerada, In the larger towns,
arhere bones wer?? most nunieious, suf?
frage was defeated nearly two to one;
the exceptions were the mining centres
.of Goldtield and Tonopah. where the
Socialist vote was exceptionally stiong.
Out in the mining camps, where there
were no women, particularly the small
and isolated camps, the vote was prac?
tically unanimous in favor of suffrage.
Tiiis is a confirmation of the contention
of the anti-suffragists that women do
not want the ball??*.
General Secretary National Association
Opposed to Woman Suffrage.
New York. Nov. 27, l'Jll.
THE IRON DUKE ON THE GERMANS
What Wellington Wrote About the
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Bil : In a recent number of "The
London Spectator," October 2, there
was a short article by R. Seymour
Ramsdale giving the opinion of the
Germans of the Duke of Wellington,
who In 1807, during the war that Eng?
land was engaged in with Denmsr?,
had under his command a contingent
furnished by Germany. Writing to
Ins mother, in August, 1---07. after com?
plaining of the want of co-operation
of the German Contingent under Gen?
eral von Linsinger, he says:
"I can, however, assure you that
from the general of the Germans down
to the smallest drum boy in the legion
the earth never groane?! with such a
set of murdering, infamous villain- "
Then he goes on to say further on:
"The-,- murdered, robbed and llltrea*
#ed the peasantry wherever they went."
Good for the Duke of Wellington!
WILLIAM 8. LUDLOW.
Cincinnati, Nov. 12, F'll.
Recommends a Clean-Up.
To the Editor of The Tribune
Sir: While showing a visitor from
out of town through our city he called
my attention t? the untidy condition of
the statues und monuments in our pub?
lic parks. The base of the Lincoln
monument in Union Square is very
dirty, and all of the statues need clean?
ing. The filthiest groups are those over
the Chamber of Commerce and over
the Stock Exchange. The metal monu?
ments should be rubbed with erocun
and then covered with a coat of boiled
linseed oil. and unless this is done be?
fore the winter sets la some of the
bronze figures will be ruined beyond
The condition of these statues is a
constant reproach to our city. An ap?
propriation of a few hundred ?lollars
by the Hoard of Aldermen would be
enough to have this woik ?lone. There
many skilled artisans out of em?
ployment that many would be glad to
earn a few days' wages at this work.
Tim Chamber of Commerce and the
Stock Exchange should have their
building?cleaned. CHARLES HALE.
New York City, Nov. 27, 1914.
The Apex of Civilisation.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: A recent cartoon from "Ulk*
i Berlin I ?honra ? bunch of French sol?
diers shooting i ostensibly at the Gei -
from behind a colos??l statue
of Pallas Athens', who holds in one
hand an enormous shield ami in the
other the Rheims Cathedral some
Ftrorg women, eh? Its legend ***?*_.
"You shoot behind me, you lie behind
me; but vou are assaulting the apex
of eiriliiation." Don't those Prussians
hate tli.-niMl-.es' WEST STREET.
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