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ai-a ro.'/-* ai *-*-*- Tc-i u Baaaaaad noa
a>, llr!rr
> no riait pnn hase merrhandi?e advertned in
llll ii,ii;im' with aaaalatfl aaftta*?far
if ilaaatlafBrtlBB raaaltfl ln any ra?e THE
TKIHl NE a-aaraataaa ta pay >?ur n.one> haa-h
upon rraiur-t. Nn red tape. No quihhling. Wfl
make flaaad promptly if the ad?rrti*rr does aot.
Mr. Wilson's Sophistries.
- of speech
?ri. . Wilaon'fl greateal
failinr** ?',<* ? atatassjiuui. They have lad
e fatal habit of ImproviBBl
of tia -judgmenta on m-attors of
aml of throwinp
rfT far.le I'lint Bg what hr ha
?ie iti tlie past and eOBUBitting
himself to thinps which he has no idea of
dr-iri-f in the future.
rhese two ijnfortunate qualities have
fceen responsible for the waverinjrB and
a-ontradia-tior.s _ the President's Kuropean j
jolicy and in hia .Mexican policy. They j
have lain at the root of his many reveraals
?itude on the i*-**ue of military pre
paradnaaa. They arr respont-ihle in larpo,
Vart fot the l "f most of hl.
Bpcacl i r hia i wri to flimay miarep
hard preaaed to ?lefend
_Jb a-i : ?? - *tiv< blundera.
ln h - i ht haa strik
inply Ulnfltrated tho loo-e thinking and
r - whieh have diacraditad
Imn ae a politieal loailer. On Satardaj at
Miadow law, h<* rapaated tho old mia
ata'o"M. '.*' with which he and
fonprr.a porchaaad peace from the four.
railroad brothei I BB "eipht-hour"
jH,a-_ n the trainmen
r.,<\ _x . in hii opinion, ,
Barbitral'le. he insiated once more, baCBOBfl
he'i the i ; ? of the eipht-hour
Btarybody who ha* read intelligentlyl.
Ihe law which < Based, and which (
Ihe Preeidei .* ? :. knowa better than
tliat. r well
Informe**) ? ?- n thfl United S'a-e->
has ahown froni - l that ,
the eight-honr principk waa not Involved ,
in the lajgislatien thrown aa a hribo to the
? ?
Mr. I aid at Dayton, Ohio. on
Jlonda*,. "Noone ia kroveray ha< '
any i t-hour
B-erk daj. . . . I . t any
rndea-.T to eonfuae the thoughl ol
talking ahout an eight-hour work
Ha*;. wl en ? otl h c of thi been
f proposed, and
the only thn*' enacted wai i change ln
thr ? ?'? I
? rnratfl and judi
c.al li the effect and pur
pobr. ? law. What are the
ajests of B ? -ht-hour day? There arr
two. If thi ir principle is strictly
applied no WOT. of eipht hours
in any I
liberallv ap]
ally higher per
hour '
ra . perly inapo* rder 1
r)*'r~ i froni working ew |
Ifl b ? i appre
rlatioi I of
!he | -
"F leamed Ihi 'w demandi
r . ....
thr < . thi landed
that tl * pay them oi c half more
orertiine *' tha time
in thr
... which I
in a penn I * <>jr <lay."
law doa I i i
e ?
Btrict ."' hoora or
l | doea
r rati
itinctly that
ry time it
? ? ? ] | at ?
rate i l a ?
11 ? - the i alled
"eighl ' their
eight 1
a. ad beei ajatting for
? if a traiiunai
"r " *: '' ? ition per
I from 14 eenl *
I r.e |
,. ,
e. It
Hl ??hv in tbe
h'-ur i ii aml that in
l'is Of ? rrren
Bnd ? ? -
? ? ; iy the Pn
r .....
?r m.-rit
. law. H?j taid that thfl
' ry ..." ? ' to cBrry
Amer i an good - i f nea aa re
t Um ahippii ;? bill
f - "Wfl
arry your y<*,fj ? ? ?, a
? 'ai, vih'-r- ni hava to eoaa-a h?,.
rmpty thd other amy aad loaa aaaffiay on
Ihe voyape, and flHflfla thflVfl nre ni?,*,
J' t *- -a'sia e.r.1 K I aaara AHabi* te -"arryj
ire .-li;iH nol Insist opon carrying
them any longer."
If th. --hi*) purchaM bill had aimed aim
ply at er-taMishinp new South American
it would have gone throuph
.. rn ii two yeari apo. Hut
m . teadily refused to limit iti
iipcratif.n tO tho South Amcrii-an tra<lf.
They wanted to put thr government Into
the deep tea freight buainesi to all parts
of the world, Europe Included. In tho
later ilraftrfl of the bill government owi ed
r-liips were also to be admitted into the
American coastwise trade.
rtary BIcAdoo Wanted tO have nn
abaolutely free hand in operating a pov
err.mer.t controlled merchant marine. He
did not purpose being merely a pi ? r
in openinp new South American lines,
which private enterprise had never ha.
th. eourage to eitabli . His intention
was to invaile, a> well, the Qeldi in which
private enterprise ha
and already furnished transporl '
The ahipping bill whkfa Congre |
? >? waa nol as bad a bill as the one
which failed In the Senate la . March. Hut
it still representa ? gi-ve blunder in gov?
ernmer.t policy. a waste of government
funds and an unneci isary effort to stimu
late an industry which haa been .-<
.timulated beyond ima
?'the war.
The Baltimore peech i- a- clear a
.?ntation of the idea- behind the ahip
purchase bill a thp Shadow I.awn ?
ia of the ideaa which triumphed in the
ge nf the "eight-hour" law. Ruth
diacloM the habit of evasive and rnislead
inp statement to which Mr. Wilson is so
con.picuously a victim.
Zeppelin Prisoners and Victims.
The euccesuful manner in which the laFt
t _o air raidn on I.ondon have heen dealt
with will probably silence a demand which
would otherwise almost certainly ha\e been
nra.ie by t-xcitable people for exceptional,
treatment of the airmeri captured In EsSOX.
ft will berememberedthat after oneof the
earliest raida on the Engliah coast a coro?
ner's jury found a verdicl of wilful mur?
der againsl thoae concerned in it, aid
fooliah and futile aa reprisala generally
nre. the popular out.ry wai so loud in the
days of unlfanib irine alaug
that the povernment weakly submitted to
it ai.d dealt with tbe officeri of l
aa if they were not regular priaonera of
Even after the firat airahip was brought
ngland, three weeka ago, there
wera -ome Who WOUld have denied Ihe rite
>f Chr ilture to those who per
shed in her. ard at the funeral one e.\
?ited woman was with difficulty restn
from peltinp tiie coffin of the commai
vith egrcs.
The prisoners taken on Sunday wi'l i
.? treated after the manner of
ither pri onera of war,and it has alrcady
ieeii announced that the bodies of thl
? 1 in the . ecoi d airship are I
lisposed of in the same nraimer ns the
ommander ai .1 crew of L-21. Thii n ? *
ui orderly Chriatian burial, but with i
dightly maimed ritea. For aome modifi- '
ationa were introduced on the formei
, preaumal Iy with the approval of
Form of the service. The modificatiom
seemed to auggeat in a delicate manner
-.nn.e d ll the future proapectfl of
the dead.
ln the prayer beginning "Foraamuch a*
t. bath i -.1 ed .lmightj God," therr wai
nothing about Mlooking for thp general
?'?ction in the last day, and the Ijfe
nf the world to come" j
age wa teachea that "the
cofruptible bodiea of thoae who aleep ln
?,a!l be ehanped, and made
.." The body of the
simply "
nre and certain hope of thr resurn
r.f the dead, ar -i of the daj of
a cireumstanci
livelj consc
I in a grie*
Understood Too Woll.
? anifest that. in spitc of the
efforta of some in
day wil ee i ibling the much
car atriki i I ertain
11 .-a \ **? voted to auapend . i
of othi
ed the sympathetie strike. The
occurrence of t h< Jewish holidaya al thi
time will i
mai ;. men and women in many trades.
far as thi cei ning eai
? im likelihood thal industry will Le
paraly ? ? ?? Iy hampi
-im the daj et for th< great demoi I
The most recent estimate of ti ? i
ricked projeet i that 10 per cent of
the unionized workera of the city will walk
*>ut at the hefrinning ol the general strike.
Kven that estimate must be taken with a
grain of sait. far a it ii from the "com
plete tie-up" which ira threatened at first,
. cplained now that a I ra ij
. on strike, many individual workers may
n et -? their duly bread, owing
ecial condition operating in their
kforeover, the general strike i
g i thii /. accordii g to &fi sara, Bohm i
? .-. i aid, it i primi ii . that
latx r eant graap it in ita <
swoop, I' must t" een to be appreciated,
and, having been seen, will bi sure to
The trouble with that line ol rea oning
i tbat the meaning of th< gen< ral iym
path-. atrike I undei tood too well
understood by t. i - - bulk of the union mcni
u d under tood bj the commui I
large. That la Um raa on why thei. I
enthu iai rn foi it among the bard
I ui ioni i . .i eonl raste. their
who fioui ii h in time of tn
Mo ? land tbat the
? ear trike I d n rognize that
ild h.r < '.'?..' lost hecauM ? he
olated theii arbitral ion ...
'mi ' ' ' nd also lhat in
trilu t_M ifTet along wKhji
the rest of thp community. They know
that a atrike which waa really ganai
would !?e wholly unjus_fi__e, committing
all union- to support one which had for
aworn itaelf. And they ha\e grasped the
idea that a threatened peneral upriaing
of labor whieh proved to be merely ? flaah
in the pan. an acceleratcd demonstration
by leaders and an opportunity for malcon
to raiae disturbaneea, would be
ludicroua aa well ai lamentable.
The community hai faced thia threat of
a general atrike with equanimity, becauae
it realizes that before and beyond heinp a
member of a labor union the laborinp man
is a human being. It is not in human
nature to do deliberately, after plenty of
<ime for reflection, thal which will injure
telf and one'a family, not only in the
present instance. but in the lonp run.
If auecesaful, the peneral atrike would
be one of the moat vicioua and Indefei
exhibitions of arbitrary. nnti-.ocial _m
?,f power the labor world could pro.lncp.
!? effecta would damape labor and labor
unionism to an inealculable degree. Phe
averapc uninni-t ia intellipent enouph to
understand thi- quite m well as hia em
ployer. That i- why the strike will be
r.either peneral nor successful.
The Public a Gainer.
Ar. idminiatrative achievemei I
announced by I om*
c of the Department of
Plant and Structures. who has eharge ot
the municipal parape. ln the tirst six
months of thi- year be baa mved the city.
he fipuri- . about .W.OOO 111 tl..' i oal of au
? i!e .ervice, which il a CUl '<? 50 P'"
i r*nt in the expen.-e of aucl ln the
? lepartment- directly under the control of
?he Mayor. Moreover, the aervice was in?
creased from 51,565 hours to bifiM hours
m the reduced cost.
Quite as important nn the dollars and
rents element is the fact that a syst. m has
heen installed which puta an effectua!
check to the joyriding habit at public ta
penee. Cars are obtained from the mu?
nicipal p_ra.,p on requiaitkm. Records
of thp trips are l.ept. includinp the dis*
tance, time, atops, t umber of pen ona in
the party. and thp like. The uaer cf the
?ar. when tlirouph with it, -hauf
feur'a service alip, which becomes part of
the records, open to official inapectlon.
Ii is highly probablp that. thia fi
if the syatera ha i |
material part of the aaving ahown by the
Commiaaioner. When public rai an
taken for private tripa to baaeball fie
.fficials' BUmmer homes. they can roil up
the total of legitimate service for thi
>r, if not used, save oppratinp ?
Either way the public il the painer.
Gum-Chewing Abroad.
line of the minor horrors of "ar la
nented by thr conservative aort in Enp
and is the introduction of P"im chewinp.
[t \i ... ? why thp habit has aud
lenly pained in popularity,the popul
lavinp hitherto reaisted all efforts to '
t on them. The Canadian aoldiera an
tuapeeted of aetting the fashion. Vet, ,-i
,m aa ' ??- f""p authi i ity, "that
hey have nothing to do with it." Hr
points, however, to "the aoldiei
he n< rves."
But whatever the cause, there ts nn
loubt about the fa t; the leading mann
Facturera ha r 1 bat in half
t \ear th'-'r .,..' .-..,-. ? from
1,000,000 to _!0,000,000 bar-. and g im i
now issued aa an army ratioi II
labit be allowed to ga n ?> i r
in the army il ? certaii sooi ei or later
to be taken up by the civilian population,
ind, indeed, il i sa d to _ w ell?
il ready amonp munition wi
l lensora of manner i
I at the apectacle, bul one old
? i;. .i glo-Saxon 11
. ? ort in t
the eommui ? tha
to their "cou ater."
D'Annunzio's Industry.
e Gibi
lo lir i ? . ' ?
?. tgai
? ? ? ?
otherwise a (
? r ilf.-r er
born h beyond the military a|
?ddn ? ? ? ? '
mi thi- public mn? taly with ani
Ifecl of the
But a brief
tnd gn of sutobiotraphy styled
?( ... . _nnui
11 ? '.'? to d
pei thi ? - , ? . .
t frameil I
delli Moi ? " s d I r
He iayi that .1
leveral I di o a barn
ititi eonvint rooi
iut of th.- twenty-foor,"al ? deik, liki ? Bei t
i raonk, al-.. %." He tc?.
miniitriy aiino';,'. ?? i . i I ? ? nei of \uf
thi y oeabols
ani profi tioni; hc learned to follow not
'" thoaght of thr foll Ion n ? I
He quiii
"material" ? '" ?
; . ., ....
! ?? ' ;?-.,' ; '' lll J " r ? ? li
twiin the Iim I i might pre
ent a deeepl portraiture.il ii !-,-.r.l *? ?
cern thi i i? ? ? * ?? of _n
"Safety First" in Kngland.
? I oat -
in? Grtat Weitem Railaray, ?? part <
? ? f.ir I h" ) ?. ? ? of ar
tn employ<
I i hopi i| will rrm
t.-.v Ing io" ion
'okrri, which i ' .? ? of h
ri ? .. ' ' ? : ?
I . .. 'I ,' ,1,
ingei nduee
i ?
laatnit iccideat* ?!? It tataVm
How the Solid South Dominatea the Whole
Country Politically.
? ? Editatr of The Tribune.
- i: Your reeent editoi-iaK an "aeatieaal
control" of thia country. wh-reby a amall
?-ly eontrolfl the largfl ma
throujrh -.onf-rress, meet thfl approval
Bny read'r-. From a manutacturerV
point I am impalUd to otserve that the
omnareial impertaaee af everj part
1 eOBBtry ia .-'iown by the income taxe*
paid into the Federal treasury aecordiag ta
ihe last report of the Internal Revenue Corn
ner i page IJ), for the year fladiflg June
30, Itlf, which I have before me. Th
i of merisuremrnt ifl Ba certain a. tnat thrae
' feet make a yard ot ilxtaan oaneei a poBBd.
rc are thirteen states knoan as thr
I South," because for more than iialf a
century they have been f>r>!ici.y united for free
trade I free labor'. and other BBtaaablfl flnan
eial thaariaaa. Theafl Btataa are Alabama.
Arixona, ArkaBaaa, Florida, Gaargia, Leaiai
. *? iflippi, North Caroliaa, okiahoma.
South < arolina. Tenne-rr. Texal and Vir
' glaia.
A brlaf aaalyala of tt 1 eporl af tha
income tax paid shov/s thflM 'i.v'.een sta'e
84 n wholfl paid a total of t7,04MO.S5. 1 bfl
. ? .'I- of Nfla York alone for the same period
paid 145,200,057.15, or over s;**. and a half
bi much ris the avhole "Solid South."
raaia paid 11! ,102,43-1
?omi i BOll . arer one and a half
. mnch, and Ohio, Maaaaehoaatl . el *
Thirteen statea r.orth or* Masen and Dixon'i
?i. largely of thfl Baanofaeturinf distriel
of the country, show a total income tax paid
of $102,54*0,375.43 dnriag tha aaaifl pflriod
01 more than fourteen timei 8 B8 the
?'?," paid. Vct, - ine? March 4, 1913,
ontherfl leetion of the nation, through
irti ??? ? eallfld a "?
caucua," absolutely domiaated, eominande.i
ai.d dictated the policy of the COBgrflflfl flf the
?-.hole country, gome parts hundreds of mile
at, where eondition. are entire!. dif
Conalder the relatire number of people ia
? i - .ectlon*.. In the thlrtiaen at?tea rnen
tioned there 1b only 23 per cent of the popula
tion, avhile in the remalnder of the countrv
thflrfl Ifl " per eent Edueationally, the BBBBC
genflra] relatire difference between the aec
? a-ill hold ont.
BSO tl r-'.ecn statea ha.e r,n i; ai'ifai"i,r
mg to Kpeak of, and thair people r:<nnot be
irround<-'l with haawladgfl or Byaipathy f**'
renentfl of the mannfaetoring di?
-?-, ol tl a Ol o River at d New Rng
!nnd. In this Southern section the President
raa*i born niu) edurated; nearly BVCry niern
her rf hii CablBe. the aame. The chairmer
r<! th<- lendini* committee* ot i onjrres. and
- ccnt of their memh'r ?'. p ma from
t li i?- section.
"Seetional control" ia the true deflnltlon of
I ifl term cannot he applied toI
any part of tha remalnder of the eounti v. i e
Othei l ?art ifl or l.as been a Bl
? -..' theory for any COBfliderable
of tima. The safepuard of the whole
people i1- full rrpre--entat;on, whieh -.as in
?rhflflt law, the 1 on^titution.
4 olid ur.it i minority laetion of the
the ,lanK**ron? "party eau
nis" r , ea thia represeBtatii - rule of
the prople.
.?'aet'inn*- portion of tht* e<
- the raoat Important In both eapital and
labor, ar.d ? th agricultnra form. thn grea"
'.'. weal'h. Tha** *hould be hh,| are
,! Blenenta ta proteet themaelvca when
arouaad, bai they arera aslrep at the ?
an upo nhen th. powflr af I ongrast
?? re- 'e.l t'rnni them. Lfll UlCB
? loyal paraon ef the rna
?701 for rsuriuiale*. of the
? n preaei' ? I a r latereflti
, i --n flfholfl country. re
I deam a a l. u:' du tisi p th?t
tnanufactun i bi educa
thoB< , money Invested
Oldei Bnd thOBfl who are drpendept
upon their i snl laborI of all facta
about (he politieal partiet ao.) the r ,'and'
itfl ? ll thej maj bfl prepared ?.
?- ? -a '-irh 4. i|l t Sl B thfl fl holfl
i rie.,
- ?
Indemnity Overlooked.
! Prof* oi Moi ta Jnl i Bonn in his
? ? ii . rtic ? - blised in The
, th to rnaka II
the 1 IWI ?? ? -nn nf
i hi!il good, while
. . || conditioi ol I "{Ifl I ranc *
Hia mii -tateui. ? la are too i
entii to the tinancial
I , . | Germai
ittl ? '"? er. ai, hich the
II, rr 1' ' , - '....,1 ii
thfl enormo i
. II ? " 'I l.r COBipfl
. - ? ,:, ? <?
tha German peopla one
hundred yeari lo p.>.. ofl thal ndemnity.
Germany hai deluged thi I iropean world
rnin and naiaery, and if I'i o
oi anybody el a think. Germaaj I
... bjci eoi i'r, '? goiag to
. . ?? i d d nol racan to do it"
. 1916.
What Many Would Like to Say.
i., ? ? i.,; tor of l h? Tribune.
Sir! Tour leading editorial of September 22
on, make a deep snd lasting
.... thOBfl BfhO read it. It BByi for
? weuould like to -av and l.avr printed
aml Bpread lo every home in thfl land where
peopll reaide. 1 wo paragraphs seem to
OUl from the re:-t, and rve thank jou
tor tin i eoi ei eaefla and .isrnr.
"German 'terriblenflas' has dug a gulf be
thfl German ami tha rest <>f eiarilized
in. of men for the rest of
fetimfl **>'ll feel toward the (ierman
aa mo ? feeli townrd a snake."
And: "Me haa only arou-e,i the vaorld a* it
' b?1 ii rOBSed s'tice the first liijht ot
oiern era d:spel!e(] the darkm
?' nd the eoafased annals of barbarian
II I irdly OOflfliblfl ta ?uin up the ca:e
better ehosen arordi than these, and
:,e thal they may siflh deeply in the
of all upon v !m,f future
? ??.?? etly I ? a--. V.. i i IIMINGS.
The Deriration of "Aniac."
? ie Editor of 1 he Tribuae.
ihe 4A,>rd "Aiwac," as applied tfl colo
. of the British r.'mpire, is not eotrj
of lh.- initialfl of the vaords "Aus
ind 1 Eaalaad Army lorp*." a* i
inly beliered aml a* was explained in
? ? thfl 201 h inal \n army rorp
? ..aiiieii Hoes not \?r'. fraatly
in nui rhe Atl rralian and
? i eontinganta amounl to ? sral
I "Ani i'" i , omposad
of thfl i n 11 m 1 i.' * I, r name. of the maior
Bril *?* eolonial poiaei ion luatral i sa
I, ^friea, ' anmli, and ll applieH m
..14.1. to tho treepfl froai these ch'1 <
I lb* f'a'-'d N V '"e.,? "o \'i\*
Without lt Many Problems Confronting This Country Cannot Be Solved
No Nation C un Survive Whose Citi_ens Are Unwilling to Subordinate
| hemselves to F h<-ir Duty to ihe Government, to Serve for Its Defence.
To the Kditor of The Tribune.
.'-'ir: Thl rnnar.ab> nuniln-r or* rotf
for Mr. Robert Baeoa, eipeeial ?? li ? im
lelatrr! entrv ir thl rac for thl Sei I
lominatior, ii moit ineouraging to thi ??!
\ocare_ of c'-an political method
s.raidVit from the hi Ider prtaelpl
Hll Was thl rVarir-. I [_ aP.I CIBI
pa'Rn tv-at. American politics hai witmiied
ui a geaeration an.l cannot. fail to leavi .<
flvholiiomi md listing impreislon on the
ma if roters f ? I
. of the
lha' Mi. Bacon'i Ideas .re *oun. ami hii
idvoeaej ol unlver il sei m Ii thi
tt ? e nation's fotore rroh
letni cannot bl doubted, ami great will be the
o ? to thii eemmonwielth iad to t^r nation
,.t laree thai io straightforward and pat
lard bearer ** II "n< hc a mi mber of
the next ? ongreii
in , ,. fht i i ' I leh thi European
coafliet ii bi ? ? r''"- md eipeciilly In
. j. w of thi luperhuman efforti which Gi it|
Britain hu- midi to preurvi her freedom|
an . eivili -ation. la ? u '? " al
Of her peopll to do military duty in th* va*'
and to a we iting fovernmint,
? -
fail to see f ot the own |
? ? _,, ..-Hii- ? re it ne ? ind 1 elpleas
or bn tati a aioi lo 1
? ?an to iveri thi dangen i I reaten
them both at homi ami ibroad ' Historj
howi ui t ' ",;:' thon natioi
... ? . r _ egrl
r . ation * ' ? ? ? been -* ilUng
tt, iio militarj letviei md ubordinate them
? eir got ernment ]
Qttttt, with hrr gloriou peit, ho.dod not >
Olee ot her lienio?thrn. a tirging herr
citisem to uitand in thi ranki" and te do
their duty, and her independenei an . .
tion becami bul * memory,
i gland I ad I ir warniaga from her
men and soldien md bruihed tl
.- but thi raporingi ol the alarm |
thi pleai of thi igenti of thi n unitions rom
ramcfl and lulled henelf to sleep in thi
belief that o '? ? | .. a t.4o power
fleit could be maintained ami tl e balanee of
power heUi h. r placi in the eentre of thl uii
-. ira beyond all peradventure, But bkr
_ bolt from thl blue the storm broke, and
it came panic am! consternition to the world
and to Kngland. who, hut for her
na".y. h'ro'c little Belgium ard nobli Franee,
when universal een rr hai prevailed f?r
giaerat oni, would have lost her power ami
indipaadence. With them would havi eaa*
iahid th. Anglo-Saxon eivilization tho -.rr;.
foiindation on which th" American povorn
n.ent rc
i?ur eonditlon il far worse than Knffland's
Wl ha-. c no army and no nuiitarv orgnni.'H
tion worthy of tho nanio, no national aim or
jnity, and our na\;.. w riirh is Im' a had fourth.
is dominated bj a Secretary whou policy
?tandi for all that ii inefficient ind dntruc
ti\.- of us morali md of ?he making of a
lighting forei it I u digmirated i I
school for tho study pf English and anth
rrioti.- and thl thrnry of equalitj and the
t rotherhooil of man.
The recent army hill fldoraliting thp Nl
tioriat (iuard il but. a nnsorahlo lubll I
:ind makeahiff. for thl CTMting of * rra) army
and i provtng an utter failure,
Thr voluntoor lyitOBi il I Ctime aj-ainst the
patriotic younjr man^ood of tho nation and
ihould bl aholishrd. t'ndr<r this ?>. rrt.-ho.l
i\?ten* th? flnrrr of ihe patriottc vour-i i .?
ponds tn thr nation'l _-_*!! whill Ihe
"alaekers" and "eopperaoadi" puraui their
inpatriotic wa] until urh time ar conscrip
tion or a ron.o of .harn.' eompoll them t<> .l"
thoir duty.
Uanhood raffragi hould mean manhood
orviro tlio two c'i hand ui hand and hl
i4ho ra unwilling in givi the latter ii ai
Ai.rthv nf tho feraei
'in- couatr] li faeing ? erisii in iti do
ronditloe md foreign relation
i i raag _ >> irnmi nl snd
tfllr.aian. . f oan ivrrt Tra pro*,n? ..I
?ration. by a poliry of vacillation and
timidity, baa eagaadered a feeling of cob
tempt tor itself hy the nations abroad, and by
. - ? ? . thraata of or
ftd labor has encouratrcd among thr
iregard for laa and the r |
rhe people as a whole which is leading to
the dc ti net ion il principle guar
ii teed to flrerj eil ien of th? Republie, the
., id ihe pursuil of hap
te the I ril Wai
-d by politicians, charlatan . dema
goguea nnd dishonesl financiers, avho haa*
humbugge,; the masses, deluded the w*\\
? the ereduloiiB.
? ? men and palr ol like '?' ?
and I ".,-..'?? ?." ;''.if nietnone*- of the pa*t. and
ill their place. nre tren steepcd in >i.!!;?hnr.a
ntereated only ln
niaintaimng themselve*. and their party in
fl md < I* thfl pork barrrl, which they
manago 'o keep fairlj 'aell tillrd. An <rA ol
commereiali rn **?..! zr?" haa .pread among
, ; ,i"a'''i.ii and drr.mcd Ollr ideas
..ii?!i4m and patnotism and the great
,:e- or u I ?? -i stood. During
??iod the stateaman has disappcare'i. thfl
nn hafl come into his own, and under
. j"' hip t: ? eountry has hem prosti
tuted to ? ?.. dollar ar.d to the domina
- , uniona, whose policy of ruie
or ruin i subversive of tne very foundation
nment a truetire of all theones
of right and
ir we ..re to become a nation ln its true
national iplril am) a na
? a eoi ditiona moal be changed;
inged thej w'l h.-. r/'r bj social
revolution. !? II ter or bv both
Mo pr.,.p'4. ean ur\i>,e or become a nation
- f ? -i ? il onal aim based on con
erete principle a'?: patriotism and for the:
lintenance or iv] ch the eitisen ??'?ill he,
wiling to subordinate himself to . datj
ami obligal ? fovernment, and no;
government can survive that has nol thfl
powei to eontrol ita cltiaeai and call them
to it' l fOT its mamtenance and de-'
I r.iver'a' lervice i? the stepping stone to!
lutuin of the nation's prob'ems and
the roresl foundation on which it can build
..rnl preaerrfl itfl dciuocracy, bringing to
- ^Hii'e flag, as it will, the
? the rich and poor. the eristoerat and
?he eemmoner, ard teaehiag them that a
>ma'l portion of their livea must be conse
erated to the of their country, arhieh
- ? ibled to protect them in their
? ? - both at home and abroad. or in any
manner tha' | ? ?. ,-. ned.
i e are the pi nt ?? ??-. I belie-ve, for;
"*.l i-- Baeon stood and which cannot fail
lo appeal to every true American nrha ia not
: hy the faise theones of the pacuist.'
and flrho would bulld up a race of men and
patrlota flrho mav nol he too proud to fight
or avho wi;i t'.f-r'11 on|<| t'or humanity.
Ail honor to Robert Hacon. and, l.od will
ing. ma; he live to reap his just reward!
Nca York. Sept 'JI, l.'ii
Filli the Bill.
To the Kditor of The Tribune.
S.r: .'our pithy editorial of tbia date on
thi striki situation, to my mind, "just Slls
thr lull." Eipoeially do f liki tho attitudi
jou taUe in comniendinu thr Mayor'a action
throughout tho cont ro\ rrs\.
W"i,hI em m sympathetie stnke gain for
Mos.sr'-' Frayne, Fitsgarald, Pridiger, Rohm
aiui otl.or leaders? Certainly not tho s\m
path] of thr pubhc, which bolilVII at least
.onip of thl blamc Illl 011 tho part of thr
dlllgatu (ivia allnwing a "rrcanting" may
have been made r{ Hidley's "aaiaatiag,'' si
Shonta ealli it i.
Thl publie, HRam ahout to he incoinen
leneed, will not blias than who eaaai lt. 4i
for Shotit> and family, what headwa> can be
t bii plantala sofaraicrippling
il. if. ?4 ho Mjri, he ha* ln* .-oa! aupply, and
ii-i powir hoUM mon and motormen
ihort, in* taliat all ittek.
v tan don not run for a firryboat wbea
hr is on board. Wfceru li tlir gatu le labor,
tha fia ihekila leat ia th. aoa-travol
. " people" 04 rr Iii* Kaaaf ilnahum
lo thr l.iidfl.' revengi thennelvoo. ami ?h> .1
Naaa Y_.V. S.rl ??., 191 rt T. P '
Tbe Democratic View Which Refaaei k
Credit Our Pro.perity to Others' N?i.i.
:to tho E litor ? ? .
Sir: Thought ful 11 p- I
,_ider t'no ha ia of I '?' claim I
the industral pro pei
Is it not baied iqaiTlly upo| '?'
? war in Kurope" 14 ii aot '_'?.. bu'. "
thl undrnmble !?? ? .
prospen!-. ' .,' p] -? ?!!JW .
coining ? rmmi of cnr bak
| - ''
- proportioi
?and of mercenary ca'.-ula'ion iitw
|| arablo only to the I
?ho ??--. ind |
by Jesebel rh< the ted *. i
1 1 a'! of -; '
M r. .
hendi a prosperil ti ?rni 'h* tm
oi* thov. nal oi ?- - "
tles of freedom md democr
for monition i ij "?T ?a__
reig * * ? BBMaw
Just 10 long I ' M ",'!"' *??'
? ? ?'"?'i" baab
thoir integrity, Just long t'<-Tomc"
"prosperity" '.' c ? - *ttnt ?
?A ilionian fo
Tha* it .'..? ar: a- ? '"'- ! P^*1:'
| . .--".?* in li
thought that ? p _ ef OBl) ?
ilate i ? * ' '''''? *"
threaten om overeig ? _ |e P**nl,v'
boeaa i l """'
-.. the iltimate effeeti -f "witehful !__?
ii c" deadenii .- r- '
dueed in *vp >*ram ol " ? '''
joyoua porp.
ti - and hii *':' ' " *?T ta,"T
? -ut if we ai
arith a eoaditioi iln *'p_l
of ajfgravatpd. inc ? ' "' I,tlf_
tiim. Tho pieture n't,.,
thoir right -' '1P?n '
agonised noad ol ; ""' cr<>" '
Pruiiian "Well Kaeh " imbil ?n, re* fbau
n A worM of frigl r'Ic''"_l
to bo entertaino.l v
i ? ? ira v ii _c1 l rs. i ? ?' * i
woubl bo torn " *"d *",.
Terror ehaoi bn d I '"r ''
head in triotnpfa o'"r Bl .
Mr. I levilaad on? '' yJJ
with "ir.tellertual d ' '," *\ .
ard eaangc bii spoti. Cai thl T" ,
"unaerambli thi '
ico-intellectual omi ? ^. ,
eoming ileetion ii ao I
thi peopli of tho t :
tiriiliim for.. .
U oui nl war" from t ?
"p.-a. s at any priei
?tiirk thi ro-i " ?
vict ' ? -,
? with Mr. Lim n (
truitid to ? ? ?
November thej m II b. ?
thi moil r. oaiento i . ? -'
ha-.c rver liad - I
national sovereigntj an
ity a- plodged b> l
nomincp, Cfhirlei Evi ** ?
[peritj foundi I upon the \
'can righta, through a coninn
lefaaee, fauadai
? larvicfl nnder absoluti P<
th< pi ? >?? et o" r*1' I
. .n tariff board
[notice to tl-..
tha avill and the intellia-enc.
sovereiffntj ami ?
kl I onor ai
w , hingtoa, D. C . Bflfd tS, '?''"
Practical Help for Ei-Convicb
T.? the Editor of The TrtbaBfl .,
Bir: liaa ing rcad your h
Tribune abOBt Ihe work ? "','V-'
hef Baciaty, i want naaaat hflarl I) ?? ^
B, K. DuddiBg, it. founder .
has within a iholi tiflW
mrr tifty i.teased BMB __|BBl
are delightad flrttfl tbeir ****
through hifl*. r.r
I hava h'-co a priaon aerher ***' c,
aear-. and luir nnrr bflfore foOBd *? j
ganiaaUoii lo meet the ii'i"'"''"' " ,t
. .cnvicts MRS. J. U. tO*-*
!-tcar*.lale V V. *e?l "t Itlt

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