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Yon can purchase merchandise advertised in THE TRIBUNE with absolute aafetv?for if dissatlsfae tioB reaolte In eny tase, THE TRIBUNE guaranteee to pay your money back upon request. No red tape. No quibbling. We make good promptly if the adver? tiser does not. Mr. Daniels Refuted Again by His Own Official Associates. Secretary Daniels presides over a very im? perfectly administered official household. His opinions on naval policy seem to be shared by nobody else about the Navy Department, except? ing possibly his private secretary. He Is hope? lessly at odds with the General Hoard of the Navy. But instead of suppressing the General Hoard's latest report as meddlesome and superfluous, he passed it on to Congress along with his own report, and thus invited the world to contrast the clarity and vigor of the board's reasoning with the muddle-headedness ol hi 0WH lucubrations. Mi. Daniels has had no better luck with the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt, then he had with the General Board. The Naval Sunshine ociety activities of his superior do not go with Mr. Roosevelt. The latter's testimony before the House Committee on Naval Affairs shows that he, too, realizes the ?'.?Mi-ies which Mr. Daniels is so anxious to i p. His policy differs radically from that of his chiaf, and he stanr* so little in fear of discipline that he more than backs up the General Board on one of its important differences of opinion with the Secretary- -'hat in regard to the present deficiencies in the navy's personnel. It is interesting to compare what Mr. Daniels has to say about the shortage in the enlisted force with what the Ganaral Hoard and the Assistant Secretary bave to .-ay. The Secretary flounders about considerably in explaining his "stand-pat" attitude. He .ays that he intends, without ask? ing for more nun this year, "to not only main- , tain the affective, lighting strength of the navy, but to increase it proportionately as ships now under construction are completed and added to the navy Hat (taring the next year." This he is going to accomplish by "the distribution of the personnel to the best advantage." The present force, in his opinion, can be made "to take care of the new ships added to the navy in the next two years" by the simple expedient of "withdraw? ing from Barrica old vessels of little or doubtful military value." In other words, the second or coast defence line of battleships are to be stripped of crews in order to furnish enough men for crews for the first fighting line. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is the Daniels plan of maintaining an efficient navy. Naturally that kind of policy doe3 not appeal to the General Board, since it holds that the present navy can be maintained in a reasonable state of prepared? ness only by "providing an active personnel, offi? cers and enlisted force, capable of keeping in full commission all batt'eships under fifteen years of age from date of authorization, all destroyers and submarines under twelve years of age from date of authorisation, half of the cruisers and all gun? boats and all the necessary auxiliaries that go with the active fleet, and by furnishing nucleus crews for all ships in the navy that would be used in lime of war and for the necessary train? ing and other shore Station The General Board did not estim?t?? m figures the deficiency in men, probably because it was inclined to -pare Mr. Daniela'! feelings. Mr. Roosevelt has rapplied this omission. He is re? ported as telling the House Committee on Na\al Affairs that the actual shortage for present neces? sities is about 24,000 men and that "we are from 30,000 to 50.000 men short of the needs of the navy as laid down in the confidential war plans of the War College." Mr. Danieli an administrator without stand? ing in his own department. He does not know the needs of the navy and does not want to know them. His subordinates do not hesitate to ex? pose in one way or another the futility of his recommendations. If Congress really wants to repair the shortcomings of the service the last man in the world it will heed is the present in? competent head of the Navy Department. Hiding Our Heads in the Sand. \ The House < ommittce on Naval Affairs has djone what everybody expected in deciding to close its investigation:. Its Democratic members have no wish to attack a Democratic Secretary of the N^avy. They felt they were under the necessity of calling a few witnesses and going through a certain amount of routine questioning. Through the persistence of Mr. Roberts, of Massachusetts, one of the minority, this routine questioning pro? duced some startling results. Hut the desire to go on and get at the whole truth does not lie in the Democratic mind. Another easae of failure was exhibited yester? day during the testimony of Admiral Fiske. Our lack of mine layers was l>eing developed. A might be expected, the country has one where it should have live. Thereupon Rep;. But? ler fa minority member / remarked; We ?boul? Bot m?kr* 'h i r?:?do?ure of weakness public. The reaaon in mind was, of course, the notion that by bringing the*? facts out in public we should be informing possible enemies among for? eign nations. This idea is held by a great many American", who ought to know letter. The essen? tial fact? about the American navy are ths common property of every foreign oftVc. Other nations make it their buainasf to be informed of their rivals' eqtJipme ' 11 i- amis) to that th?- ?- o weeks whien has as annoyed the Rtcmbe! of the Naval K? Committee contained nothing tnal greatly sur prided governments either in Berlin, Tokio or London. That is precisely the point for which The Tribune is contending?that the American people shall know as much about their navy as possible enemies overseas know. Does Congress think the demand unreasonable? The Police Report Progress in the Ban Case. The arrests in the Baff murder case do not seem to have led to much, but they are to be hailed with approval because they show that at least the police are sticking to their job. In the weeks that have passed since Baff was shot down by hired thugs, this is the first concrete evidence that the detectives were not merely chasing them? selves around in circles. The Baff murder will be a stain on Commis? sioner Woods's administration if the gangrnen who committed it and the men higher up who pur? chased them for the job are not caught. There could be little confidence in a police department if murder could be done so openly and the mur datejn escape the public's guardians. It is to be hoped, for their own sake as well as the public's, that the police are on the right track even if they haven't yet caught the right men. A Crime Against Civilized Opinion. Civilized opinion everywhere will share the in? dignation of the British public at the bombard? ment of undefended English coast town- by Ger? ma cruisers. As is usual in such wanton at? tacks, made without any discernible military pur? pose, civilians arc the only .sufferers. There may b? ionic military palliation for the bombardment of Hartlepool, which was defended by a fort At that point British eoldieri were killed and wounded in the trenches along the coast. But at Scarborough and Whitby there WU no defence made, and the only victims of the German gunfire were non-combatants, including women and chil? dren. Germany may on technicalities escape some measure of responsibility for conducting warfare in this barbarous fashion. Fighting at sea has never been as closely restricted by humanitarian rules as lighting on land. The opinion of the world has long recognized the need of a better code for warfare at sea, and the second Hague Conference, in 1907, sought to make good that deficiency in part by submitting an international treaty limiting the right of warships to bombard undefended coast towns. Its provision gave such towns the benefit of much the same rules as must be observed by armies on land when engaging in bombardments. Article I laid down this general prohibition: "The bombardment of undefended ports, towns, villages, dwellings or buildings is forbidden. A place cannot be bombarded solely ! beeaUM automatic submarine contact mines are anchored off the harbor." Exceptions were then noted to the rule, none of which, however, existed in the caaes O? Scarborough and Whitby. Unfortunately, the treaty contained the pro? vision that it should "not apply except between contracting powers, and then only if all the belligerents are parties to the convention." Ger? many, Great Britaii., Austria-Hungary and Rus? sia ratified it. Bu. France, Turkey, Belgium, Servia and Montenegro did not. So, technically, any of the present belligerents is at liberty to gnore the treaty. But the provisions of the convention of 1007 represent the enlightened sentiment of the world. They were a formal enactment of a code adopted by the Institute of International Law at Venice in 1896. Morally, if not legally, they should be binding on Great Britain as against Germany and on Germany as against Great Britain, (iermany has, therefore, set a vicious and dangerous prece? dent in disregarding them, just as it did in di.-re garding important provisions of the code for war on land in its eaily operatic ?a in Belgium. Such ruthlessness will come home to roost. In wantonly killing non-combatants, women and children among them, in undefended British coast towns (iermany cannot escape responsibility for having taken the first step toward restoring bar? barities which the world had fondiy hoped to see eliminated from the practice of war. Women Inder Anns. In the Women's Volunteer Reserve, first fruit, of the shelling of the east COSSl O? England, there appear under arms the first batch of WOtnen soldiers of the war. What women are doing in hospitals, in the Red Cross and in relief work frees them a huge share of military activity. But this is the first formation, we believe, of an armed corps. The movement grows out of the fear of in? vasion, undoubtedly. The actual landing of Ger man troops in England may be a long chance, but the popular belief has gained ground of late that MOM such endeavor will be made, with the land? ing of some troops alive as an entirely possible result. What will follow has caused much har? rowing speculation. Mr. H. 0. Weils prophesied that English citizens and their wives would be? have exactly as did the Belgians -they would light with shotguns and sticks and anything handy. Such fighting by non-combatants would 'ead to the reprisals which destroyed Louvain, for instance, and the feeling ha.-, grown that a military organisation of many of the stay-at homes should take place. The women who have now volunteered under Lady Castlereagh will be trained and armed, and while the plan will scarcely be to u?e them on the firing line, they will constitute an auxiliary force and an added line of defence m case the great invasion ever becomes a reality. "Economy" Which Wasn't Money Saving The sequel to Governor Glynn'-; "economy" which Mr. McAneny found so commendable dur? ing the recent campaign now appears in the budget made up by Controller Sohnier for next year. Department estimates run $22,000,000 over the appropriations toi tail year. Even more sig? nificant is the fact that the budget provides for a ?apply lull of 96,000,000 to care for items pas.-ed along by Glynn "economy" to a future period. I-.' onomy in the expenditure of public money is not a juggling with ligures to make a showing O? a cutting down of appropriations for legiti? mate and necessary work in order to produce a small total. Eor much of the Glynn "economy" the Whitman administration will have to pay. That will not make up for the fact that the publie Ul? la -time eases will have suffered meantime because of specious "saving" in Glynn'l time. Governor Whitman will have a chance for much real economy in reorganizing departments and ridding t ht payrolls of tax eaten who do so work. That will profit 'b<- LatS more than all the 1'em-, ? illioa of doUai STsd ahieb weren't t>avcd at all. The Conning Tower Footlight Motifs. Mrs. Vernon Castle in "Watch Your Step." The fair and utter pjace of you, The witchery ol your glance. The young, the lovely face of you, Delight me when you dance. The lithe and supple charms of you Softer than melted air, The rippling, billowing arms of you? () Lady, you are there! Or that I end this lay of you, Fain would 1 a-k one thing: I love ntOSt every way of you? But?Lady, must you sing? At the instant of pirouetting to press, our confi? dence in the unusually human race is soaring. Readers who have enjoyed Miss O'Byrne's poems the best of the kind ever printed in this Facade of Fallaciousness are sending their offerings and we have a notion that Miss O'Byrne's Christmas may not be in the almshouse this year. The Mary Ann O'Kyrne Christmas Fund. Kuphemia Hemans Simpson. sis Roberti Walker . W K. H. I .Innsv . 1 K. C. M. 1 K. B. I A. K. V. 1 1 . ittei ng . ,-"> ' The so-called slump in business is not to affect this column's annual custom. Each contrib will receive, at Christina?, 10 per cent of his annual contribbing salary. OS THE MEAT OUT OF BEEF AND CALL IT ROULADE. Sir: Why net teas tha nicotine eut ef tebecee an? call It "Tabacce Ha??" _ ?_ RAYMOND C. EWER. In the Christmas McClure's William Archer's arti ate la tuke it from the blurb illustrated with "imaginary photographs." "If I can find an imaginary movie," begs W. K., "may I take you, in spite of your apathy !" "Because you are not a m. p. fan," Anne writes,, "you missed the treat of seeing 'One Wonderful | Night.' This masterpiece is reely what its name im? plies. At L' a. m., as the hero speeds along Fifth Avenue, he sees busy shoppers, children skating and nursemaids wheeling perambulators." Address to Young Ladies. m> Mi Mi Uai 0*S| a tf Watawfl -1,1 y l And some er Um raeel beauUful dispositions Among tlippi 'lin ba f< Kor the) will weep and ten re? of Um happy saya When their friends did them .virround. i. ? Um bouquets and candtea Thai tiiey received with lanoeeat n They nevar once auapected That turre was in them a decoy. That when they got their downfall Their casaras* it was gme, For every aMa thai turneth They were leaked on with a frown. And them that frowned upon them Would hold their heads eky high, And Imeaine Umjt would ko to heaven The minute that they die. THE END. "A number is not needed if your office is in the Evening Post Building" runs the advertisement. Tush! If your office is in The Conning Tower you don't even need the city, state or continent. Terrestrial Trials. There are lots of ordeals in this life that are hard. But the worst is to sit near the guy Playing whist in the smoker, who whacks down each card As though he were killing a fly. R. D. Comme'-cial candor in Brooklyn: "See our one family houses. Improvements never dreamed of." Suggested epitaph for quack victims: Here lies Mrs. (juila Bell Brown. She's dead. She believed what the pat. med. folders said. An ingenious contrib is Jerry H. (,., whose con? tribution is written on a piece of zinc. I>ust unto du-:, as Jerry suggests.Bang! THE DIARY OF 01 R OWN SAMUEL PEPYS. I>r,-, mhtr 1?'> Up and at my desk all the morn? ing, labouring at verSSS and what not. Thence with Jesso Williams to the playhouse, and saw "Watch Your Stop." and l did like the color and life of it, and the drolleries of Harry Kelly and Frank Tinney and Mistress Irene Castle's groat beauty and youthful grace. And I saw Mr. Mel? ville Ellis in a l>ox, and he had on a tine fur sur? tout, and made a brave show. To the office, where all the evening at my labours, and with no great artistick success neither. IT?Up and did on my new blue cravat, very be coming, and so to the office, thinking to go and ! take a walk all the afternoon, but so gicat stress of work upon me that it was near eight till I had dinner, and all alone, too, my wife telling me that she is too ill to come down-town, which made me very sad to hear, and if I deemed the gift of a cat might make her well I should let her have one. But I know the cat would have no good effect, upon her health atid a wretched bad one on mine. BALLADE TO MR. PEPYS. a .:s* you are certain to have a rat, However adroitly you may demur. feu s.i) that >our wife deslrea It. that Infolds the w hol?' tail to your readers. Sir. Near, a painful <i? lb?. In ray mind doth stir. And t?. I indite tills simple ditty. Whe:, fear wife preeeatB yon to him or her I a i im/1 I.? kind to the darling Kitty? 0 !oo,< for Um heart that goes pit-a-pat in that helpings BBoraal of frisking fur. Blight riot Its young life with remark? like ".-' Broke with eoft stroking? Its grateful purr. ttepsaea in your thlnkuniH II,I? most unwoi Thy prajudtea with a tender pity. i being humane >oi animal err< re? i'i" he kind to the darling kitt> - Remember 'tis leading that makes them fat? al '? let so the oat-booka all aver. 0! Mr. I'epys, when >on your flat In the heat of summer vaCATO, as 'twere. ? ire you'll agre? the man's a <-ur Who throw s cata out in this great big eft) . I'aidi.i:. I prajr, the afp.trei.t slur roa m'i i,- ggod to tha darling kitty? - .?Ol Sir, I'm ro joet, you may infer; i am not atoqueat arise, or nlttj. un i implara rao, nrlth eves thai May, rou ?"" be good io the darting kitty? ? in BVSflMMa To eentributera ta the (VByrae Fund: open even? ing- until Christmas. F. P. A. THE MISFORTUNE OF PEACE. Cheer up, Bo! Think of the guys in the trenches. Huh! They'se got a chance of bein* shot! THE PEOPLE'S COLUMN A",<^ ??Zlm MEXICAN ANARCHY How Our "Service to Mankind" Has Worked Out. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: The executions of prop men which have tnkcn placo in tin' City of Mexico in the last few days are dlstressiag to thoaghtfal AraerieaBB, becas: ? te a eertaia degree our country i is reaaoBi ible therefor, lastead ?t b< ing "a sn\:i" tu raaahifld" our inter? ference m Mexican affaira has resulted only in evi. Americas ana ?rere able to care for their proper"; Hnerta'i gBveramoBt had to hastily (Ve the countiy, twenty young BIBB In OBI navy lost their li.es. 250 Mexicans wen killed and Mexico il m a state of an? archy, with lawless bandits in chart:" of affair?. As has been stated in COBgreSS, the rea.-iuii given for seizing Vera Or : pitifully inad?quat?'. I he situation could not have bec:i worse if we had left Huerta slOBC and not aided Villa and Carran/.a. Subsequent events seem to justify the judgment BXpre led bj many at t!ie time, and this country'.s interference in Mexican alfaira art wrong, unwise and Impolitic ? seemed. JOHN T. IITUHARD. I.itchfield, Dec. IS, 1914. THE REAL CAUSE OF WARS How Peace Could Be Taught in Our School?. To the Editor of Tue Tribune. Sir: The real cause of erara is, in my opinion, the adverse feeling be? tween BBtiOBB, which has its origin ?ad development in the primary schools of all eoBBtries, where clnl liiui arc taught that their native l*to! is tiic trst on the earth and are brought up with the idea that all for e.gn peoples are their inferiors. Such notion, which has for its foundation a wrong sense of patriotism, is supple? mented by the history book- with pict? ures of bloody battles which leave lastiag impressions on the receptive rr.inds of innocent ehildreB. l!". on the other hand, children were taught that all men belong to one gieat family, that progra ? 'he re? sult of the intelligent and iadastrtoBs efforts of ?11 civilized peopV the interests and welfare of one na? tion largely depend on the prosperity of other nations, a more kindly and humane feeling toward oao'i Beighhor? wu.uld in time spritig up among nun and a higher soase of woald abhor war BBd demand that the differences which might arise between i.itions be invariably settled ?b] an in? ternational tribunal. LOI IS CAVALLARO. New York, Dec. IS, IHM. A Republican Protest. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: If the Republican organization of Kings County is trying to resuscitate the late aatioaal Progressive party ?he appointment of Marcos it Campbell to the position of chief BOBBSal to the Tax Appraiser's afleo in BroohlVB is certainly a flying start. Mr. Campbell has been the so-called leadol Of the lt'ith Assembly District BVOI President l'ait forced the retirement from surh leadership of Edmund \V. Voorhles whin th< bitter wai mad.? poetasaster. !t i h Assembly pistri? ' that presented thi I the aaaala?eai passage of which con^i i the Kings County delegates to ! .ne, 1912, Republican National Convention to William II. Tan. More? over, Camphall erved on the credos? if that convention and tOOh BO active part In throwing out Roosevelt delegates. F nrthi Campbell's election district captain? were onl openly campaigning for Job B. Hedges at the last primaries, alleg? ing ti;.' Hinman and Whitman had been guilty of fluting with the i Progressives. It hould not be forgotten that this ( ampbell ?ome fears ago ran irr?gate of Kings County, and of ? . R< publican candidate . Office at the election he WS defeated. PENITENT. BrooklvB, Dee. 17, 1914. CROWDING IN THE SUBWAY Called a Diagrace to Civilization by a Victim. To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: I am a resident of The Bronx Tor the last tiiirty years. I am in my v-t.fth year. On Monday even boarded a Branx express in the subway at (?rand Central Sta'.otl at ! 1 ?30 o'clock. Not a seat wa to 119th st and Motl av. There WS Bol OBly the inconvenience of having to ?tend, but lible crowding. It ation. Some one ought to go to jail for per? mitting such cond teb a thing i not ' ' po "le m a eivilized ? the I' iblle Service Commission good for if it does not Ij such abominable c nditioi VVe are paying the eommissioBers large talarle . and they ought to do f.. earn them. They ?ho? after 'he Interborough and maki' on more trains and t un I :i headway. Thi State Board of H will not allow the New fork Central to pack pig- m freight cars as the pas New Tort are packed la the ?ubway, not alone in the rush hours but at all hours. PETER TWAMLIT. New York, Dec. IS, 191 t. LORD BYRON AND LEANDER Both Swam the Hellespont, as a Reader Correctly States. To the Editor of The Tribu?". Mr: You have informed us in your editorial of the lf>th on "B-ll in the Hellespont" that Lord Ryron tried to awim across the Dardanelles. The in? ference is, of course, that he failed in the attempt. Now, II is certain, on his own authority both in prose and in rerae, that on May :i. 1810, he warn, m company with Mr. Kkenhead, of II. M S Salsette, from the European shor to the Asiatic, in the Dardanelles. There is a very inter, ist ing i.ote, writ tea by hiaaself en hi? liaee: "Written rwimmiag from s.-stos to Aby< And in "Don Juan," canto 11, . cv, he say?, with rofereace '" his hero: A aatta? ?>?iiriia*r ?m SB? . ... l*V htrm |.. .?N.nt a trat nn whlcli oiir*'lt.-i Mr KJenh.?! a' I 1 : i We iir" told by Hobhouse rig the Hellespont Byron had made a more perilous but less cele brated passage in Portugal by ming fram old Lisbon to Belem I HENRY M. CALVERT. Brooklyn, Dec. IS, 1914, I A LARGE ARMY UNNECESSARY A Civil War View of the Value of Raw Recruits. To C. ' i he Tribune. Sir: Man;, if not the most of us who served in the armies which fought the battle? of our Civil War do not share nion that our country needs to man.' Madlag army. . ! Statea <?!' America is a to-day than tver be \ the resources out of which ?"? made, but in that unity of thought and purpose s.nv to n ake ?uch resources Immedi? ately available far common effort in ent of war. In 1861 ve were divided and expend cd re unices in battling for our aspa? rate id?ala of government. At that time , Bataesa was an " tion to any foreign power to interfere in our struggle. To-day we are one people, with one flag, and our school ?illed with minute men even ? : before to take up the vocation of war with a devotion which can never know defeat. ? d from the con Sequenee? of any hasty invasion of our Oat meaai Of communication be quickly cob* ? of our country have increased manyiold since the Civil w ar, (.ranting that the influence? which are urging greater pr?paration for possibilities of war are inspired by Unselfish patriotism and in^'lligent anxiety, the very ???.pcrienceW which our neigl I e seas are now i insurance ? any dangerous foes. We aie building a civili/.ation which may become a I pie of the and comfort of peace. We ? prepara! en for ? be an in - ?i oi war. Lai Ul nrotit by the lesson and rely upon ? our fra? ten.it>, loyalty and patriotic devotion as ample safeguards for the security of neace. c. E PAULKNER, Minneapolis, Dec. is, 1914 CHICAGO WOMEN WHO VOTED Their Number? in Fact and as Repre? sented by "Antia." ?? Editor of The Tribune. Bin The Chicago women's big vote is a source of legitimate pride to suf? fragist*. At the municipal election last Apr:!, v. he D could vote for all til? Office) , 169j000 women cast ? V the state election in November, although they could not ? "' ' for the principal officers to be chosen, 123,991 women went to the ? ?cially large in view of the fact that the state Supreme had decided that women could not vof' for the ci BBt) commissioners. I Addam? has pointed out, these commissioners control the poorhousc, the hospital and other institutions in regard to which it was particularly ?ble that women should h > raice, The Official orga i of the National Aaeociation Opposed to Woman Suf? frage pablishe? la it? November issue emOBt that the Chicago women could rate for count* eommi ?ioners. and . torially on the alleged fact that liny "Acre permitted to vote , for the public official? in charge of the tie, the poorhouee, etc." Hardly an issue of the national anti suffrage organ appears that doei not contain gl iteBMBtS of f?ct. October ii us it gave the num of women voting at '-he Chicago primai ''Hri "tie-fifth ?" what it , If the official publications of the ariti-sutfra; ? untrustworthy in rr'gaid to "imple matter? of far', l.ke the number of womea \?'ing m Chicago and tha ? i niales they can vote, liow much reliance is to b? placed upo,; ti eir i1 i ' ,!??* eral! ALICE STONE BLACKWELL IfSi IRISH AID FOR GERMANY A Reader Prote?t? Ag.,,n?t a Clan-ns Gael MeetinK To the Edil.I i ? Sin Aa thagranl abr< ef Aawneai hospitality ?eee P?rr< tratad in this city took place last Sat? in,lav Bveailg at the Academy ?| Music, when the Clan-na-tiael Brooklyn held a rails for the purpo?* of ra la foi tha arming ?^ th.- Irish volun cet I happei.ed to M ? at the meeting as a reporter for one of the I ? which ,n" ;ill story on md I think it but prop" that the attention of the authorities should be call ' to the happening?? ening, with a view te preventing a repetition. .,,. Tha meeting was nothing more nor lea 'han a aucceaaion of *ddr'"'5 .- England and lauding ?es manv. urging the mi ? w, any in th.- war, eeating eesenMeaa on Preaidanl a ???? ?"." tituda ?rar, and denouncing Ameri papera sa Inatttawew under British lubaidy. . Thl ?a ?peaaer? 000 their BU . i to be tha. tn y ira li^"g- ,n7 waved tha I ?uvpa virer ously, loudly acclaiming their Am? ? great and gloriooa country, and I I i ame tha deluge. . , ?? Pree ipeeeh ia e fine .thma et i mav be ab ieed ?''! a free country, but ? ??? ?" alao be abused. If England has be? unjuat and cruel to Ireland for 'l years, that ia between England an? Ireland. If England and (iermany era at war, that is between those twe coun If the common enmity ???* :.,.? and Cerasana have to*?r England serves to make the P'OP'*"' those countries the I'.rmest friends, lev them be frienda. If they want n ,,, war, let the? go. lite Eeraeaes dispute is not out quarrel, and wimi>. | stance patriots who dreg SS ?" Revolutionary War and the a ar ? 1812 to prove that we and Engian? arc -till entones should be shown in?' 00,000.000 Americans think they ar? wrong. And they are wrong... "AN IRISHMAN'S ORANDSOP* Brooklyn. Dee. 3. Ifid. Inmate? or Gue?t?? To the Editor of The Tribune. . Sir: I quite agree with my 'ri':f, Mr. T. M. Osborne. Convict? cugn* not to be called convicts. "Hath not? Jaw eyes':" etc, etc. But I'm not *t ??? aura that "inmates" is any better; ' even that word is not wholly free f? a rather unpleasant suggestiven*? Why sei call them "guests"* And *?? not describe those among them , do net, as a rule, kick ovar the ??? more than let us >?y three a* ??" tunes a week as "honored guest* Cayujra County, Dec. 15, 191??