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Fli*st to I ait-the Truth: Nous-Editorial? \??a aftlBeaseata UBS tat mt Um A I ? vv i DM ?i> w . MM. el, i?i: Oarr.fi i ' . - sn T?-v ? ? 0. f?tant . . . I R. Waldo. S? rutar f A mr. y \ - i .-1 Na.'.?i : - ? -? r.n-Ti-.N KATEf ' .? i . .- i - - ?. . ? l *?. - , - ? . ?- . . ? ' HAT! ? PAD ti . kNll ? ? :?AY . I i. * >rar I ? . I ? a-, ?V.Y . ? ??> 4 ? ..rt a- . i - - .. 1 -- H IMBI I ?? a. .., ... ; . . - ,'.....? | Till . ..'? loa M a; r tata nu TRII . ? I M : i - . . N . . ? ' - I ? ' -. ? ' Only One Builder The- p-jl lie is 1 1 to pul on the BMI ween Mr. ' ? ? . Goethals. It doet * th<* emergency value . ? . civ.- intel . . ? * .?upport t?i ti1" Denman programme. It also hal to take on faith what General ?m of over? .. runner?. Mr. Denman ? admiralty j lawyer from San Francisco. Cimera" ?,oc;hal.-? ii an army engineer, the builder of the Panama ' anal His opinion nat? urally carrier far greater weight with j I 'lOngretl and with the publie than Mr. Den- ' man's does. Yet his talents may he mi*- ; I laced in the management of the govern-' ment'-- hipbuil ling enterprise,; anil Mr. Denman may be the undiaeovered renius for whom t'- . ? . . >y waits. Who ?knoa Yet thara i? one thing about whi *h then ran he no dispute. The ?President may have to I .' leeiding ! ?'tween Mr. Denman and General (ioethaK Nar? . rtheles?, a decision must ! ?' promptly folly to tolerate any . r a division of authority between . ii \vh?> have simply agrt**cd with temperamental emphasis to di?agie<*. There sh'.ul.l ' e but one head to the ?hipping commit ?on and i'la auxiliary cor : I ? pon sil ility for the pro? gramme to be followed should he concen? trated, no1 ..? " I. The country wants to see something accomplished in the way - . f ruction. Unity ; u 1 ungrudging cooperation must tepia trifa before sal factory ?esults will come. Moreover, in a venture -isequence it is of the ut? most importance that the country should know exactly whom to reward for success nnd whom to condemn for failure. " \ house divided against itself shall not applied that Faiblirai quotation aptly in ?ii CUSSing the condi? tions which brought <?n the Civil War. (^cession vindicated his judgment. Hut after the war came he forgo' to drive home 'h'* doctrine thal he had taucht. In the . . t field of administration the militf:* .* allowed divisions of authority and responsibility to creep in. Hil ? .- this respect ?cost the Koi th <i< ar. . ? ?rears it offset, the natural military ?advantagei which the N . . ;..?.,,]. ?sith no clearly ?? lit . . ?constantly inter I with the commanding .-. r ??' in the held. Uncoil himself oftrn lectured them OB Strat? tactka, The result was eha??=, and it wa? not until lKi.1. when Grant .# -. ? pul .* the head of ?ill the p.rmic- and 1 I coln promised him an ahso full power of the Nor;'-. ? mfcly exerted.' Upton, '" ! "The Military Policy of the Unit . . ?-pare I.in -?ln " . ? of the North's ?Hitar; ney, although the average historian has hren inclined to condemn the Unta ?generals who failed rather than the vicic'"? I control which eontril - rgely to their fa ire. TIMM ii ? '.?-?.on in this for ii? to.day. We must have fully centralized authority in this war one chief in each (iel only one. The quarrel between General <;">*ha'.s and Mr Denman recalls the frie?. Ita batf tai n une] MeCMIlan. It recalls RaHeckl many interferences with th* T army commander?. Before ? ilgn began ('.rant got I the wires to Waahingto) . .- .-. " " ? ' now, If we are Ming mud.d'.e. n or General Coethal? must go. ??j to hui]d 1 '." lairg' t to ?be vested with Draft the Declarants ! ' " ' . ? . . f alien? who have da .- . . Thii '. " has | ? fon . . ? 1 taa strong " ? 1'' " ' 11 . * me in '.'' the protection . 'he in ' ' try by taking ?out I ' '?' 1-. m* '.'.. ralii hing their 1 . ; . . H..ii ?-*.*' . ' value of it, first, by Mating hero; second, by their application for first paper?. The logic of the situation seem?- to 1 <*. for them a?? well as for bom American-, that what ia worth having is worth fighting for. There is a difference of opinion among oficiala on thia ?aaue. Secretary Lansing is sai'i to bel?ge that to draft the.-e men would bring about complications with for? eign governments. Attorney Genera! Gregory, on the other har-.d. appears to hold that they should be conscripted. No fine-spun distinctions or theories about the attitude of thia government would deter the enemy from taking Americans for mili? tary aervice under similar conditions. A Splendid Gift The ipiril of the Red CrOM campaign and ita large success constitute one of the really inspiring episod- I of our participa? tion in the war. With all honor to the men who hava aided s?, well, the fir-t ?redit moat go to the women of the Rc?i Cross, who from long ago have gi\er, time and energy to the cause now taken up by the whole nation. Theirs was a farseeing pre? paredness of vast practical value. It was begun at a time when most of America still 1 elieved that war war. a remote possibility. It waa carried out with a resolution and a diapatch that brought us to war better pre? pared ?n respect of hospital suppbc' than alnoat any other item. The honor belonging to these women of the Red Cross is very vrr? at. 1 he gratitude of the country is and should be deeply felt. The least that we could now do wa- io .airy through the work thus begun by turning out ample financial support. The raiaing of a fund of $106,000,000 in the last week was a generous response to an rppeal that no true American coull reject. Roth the devoted energies of the workers in the campaign and the ready response of the givers bear witness to the growth of an American spirit of which we can all 'ne proud. Gone East ? The draft registration figure* contain some odd item:-, and the census authorities are naturally speculating concerning them. The State of Washington, for the most extreme instance, fell behind its estimate !?y about 60 j?er cent- that ia to Bay, there were just one-half a? many young mm between the ages of twenty <"'o and thirty a? the ceri.?us estimate ex? pected Oregon, North Dakota ami the . thor Northwestern States, except Iowa, were the next laggards, the only exception in the district on the other side of the ledges being Montana, which exoeede 1 ?ti estimate by 20 per cent. On the other hand, the notable trains in young men were chiefly and Strikingly located in the Middle West and Northeaat. Michigan and Connecticut showe?! the greatest excess of all, L"> per cent. Dela? ware, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin were ether states ?-howing an increase. In gen eral these unexpected gains followed the manufacturing gams of the country pretty closely. Wherever munit?OI - were being made the percentage of young men ran hitrh. And upon that theory the cen?*u? experts are explaining the shift. Just how much truth lies in this happy explanation a complete census of the pop? ulation can alone show*. We must wait till the 1920 census has been counted to find whether any considerable subsidence in Western growth and a corresponding gain ill the Baal ha- taken place. Th" ?-'Hircos of error in the draft totals are many; an-l the ceiiPiis c-timatcs upon which the ox pected totals were base i ?ere obtained by an arbitrary calculation, which assumed that the population of each Ftate increased between 1910 and 1917 at the same rate at i which it had increased between 11*00 and 1910. That method i- alwayi untrust? worthy. We can. however, fiel pretty sure that | the young man who went Wet fifty years i .'.co and kept on going pretty consistently I haa begun to look Eastward, al any rate. Wartime wages in the field of manu fact ; ure may very well have caused the turn. Whether it will continue and how far it i has gnne any or? is entitled to guess. A Lower Rate for Electricity The decision of the Public Service Com I mission that the New York Edison Com pai y must live up to its agreement to re duce ratos to 7 cents a kilowatt hour ; cn July 1 i- eminently sensible. It had good precedent, to be sure the dr"??-ion in the V.O.cent gas litigation that no amount of talk about a eonfiscatory rate would pr' \e anything, while a trial of the rate would soon show whether the company 1 could live and make a fair profit. The p\\ n her? ?a ? parallel. Six months ago the electric light company, having agree?! to reduce the rate from s cents to 7': cent? an hour, agreed further to reduce it to 7 conti if condition! warranted, other? wise to go bad; to the B-cent rate. In the ? I proceeding the company did not de? clare an intent to go bach to the 8-cenl H Bought merely to be relieved from ?oming down to 7 cent?. No hardship is imposed on the company I v the eos D . ?ung. The conditions f?ared by the lighting oflk ?all Bl*? no1 ? * Dayl ghi laving no1 in general operation. The Great Wime Way shite?. brighl a* I the money goes into the com? pany's COffera. The ordinary individual .ano i ' . thal familia? or hotels or mer. Bl * ? ??tal -. BM ? * ;ire cutting ?'own on the UM of electricity mora than the uaual act ae of economy dictates. Th" lightii.- ' :.r. appan ntly the only feai Zeppelin raids *n ? th? .. ing of the elty. If at some future tim? all tb<-e dirt <..>?. *- and others nar rated a? reasons for the suspension of the prorai ? tion coma to pass, there will ba nothing to provont the Edison company ? r< rr. ace! ing a r ?w rate, i asad no1 on con* but oi a fro-. -j rtat? i f tot I . The eompany ha? a sur plu? i-f about 160,000,000, accumulated in about ?ivioon *.<ar?. held to be u??'d for emergencies. |f thal Should BOl suffi?e, the Public Servite CoBSmiaaaoB would doubtless come t?< its re-' lief. Meantime "the proof of the pudding ii in the eating"-the only way to tell whether money ? It at thl T-cent rate is hy puttine that ra'e into effect "Sentimental Barrie" When the Barri? war playlets tr.pped across our stag?- for the afrst time one night ?this spring there were certain care? fully conscienti? H rit whi uttered the damning word "sentlmentaL" They rep !e=ented a real slice of general opin:??n. too; for that has been the verdict of a number of plain outsiders. For the nine who go an?l either weep or want to over Mr'. Dowie am her Medals, there ii al? ways the one who i? sniffing and honestly or dishonestly uncomfortable at so much raw cmot,on nakedly exhil Nobody can change these non-conduc? tors of emotion or will want t.?. The one ' on we present ii whether they are . * .ed ?n 'h' tag they use. I-- Mr->. li?.\v:e ?sentimental? Are we sentimental . * fall for her? How about the rast of Harrie, from Peter Par, ha kward an?i forward'.' As it happen?, we are ::. : ti : te our Parrie for one of the prettiest studies of sentimentalem in literature, Mr. Th ?mas Sandys of "Sen*?mental Tommy." J- it ?possible that a Scot who saw through the sentimentaliira of hil race o clearl; i ? mid commit the identical sin in his own later work? The issue all goes : ack, of course, to the definition of sentimentalista*.. And we are inclined to h?.l?l that it ii only by pervert? it g that excellent word from ita bert and most useful sense that the reold-hearts can fit n to any Bal ric. It i . not real emo? tion, however raw ami quivering,that con? stitutes sentimentalism either in life or art. It is pretended emotion, the tear that flow from habit or convention or a will to squeeze more emotion out of life than there is in it. Sentimental Tommy richly earned his name by the fake pas? sion he was always fanning into expres? sion whenever lovely ladies expected him. For him love wai not a reality of th" peart, but a sort of vox humana ^top that he pulled out upen certain Utting oc? casionSa There may be ?sentimental moments in Panie. But he ?1"? r ' ?leserve the tag often. A little soft ami flimsy he is, fre? quently the gentleness ??f a too subtle touch, let u- say. Of forced emotion it ii hard to recall a tia.-e. Certainly there ii no false or exaggerated emotion about Mrs. Howie not for any one who has imagination to tell him what war is. We rather suspect it is the extremely rreserved BOuls, the Puritans of emotion, looking upon any candid expression of feeling ai indecent, who throw this criticism at Harrie. And that is a sad blunder Their pffectation is the exact complement of the sentimentalist, and they deserve t?. be bracketed with him. They are quite si ia! e ?iv he and in no better cause. Ihr Bonrlrigr of Stiff I inen i y rom II-' Hamel ? let rimar? Nothing shnit of ? revolution in our mih ]tr appearance ia latent in the | ;*c ? ??..' economy. Starch as a feature of dress ?a to pe. If the ?.?.ar lust'" lone enough the I -- I of it tio.-?e^-r?| hv the laumlrn- Will come to an en?!, and lmip brien will be the rule for man and woman, in blouae, shirt and eollar, y .er -ince the Rlizabethan lady fire! tilted '-larch for v ire in her prep.. I lar and the gallant had ?<? little of ii | I . iff it ha? gained in over inn? ? dominance in our coal II I ". ia Bri mm? supposed to have : . ? rat to ?larch hil ...... I . . causing a H'it'er in Hath, et th" fa?hion of torched ?-ellar which ii the common? place hadK1*, ?f "middle" ami "upper" class life tO-day. To the spirit of the starche?) collar much of the re?t of fashion ha?? h??en shaped The frock coat, the morning coat an.) the tall hal are eeivable without ' Wild people ha\e been known to wear ?-ilk coltan and unstarched .?. with evening . but they were no more than phi ena. Valuable for the prote-t they malle, hu' incongruous ai-?i uncathetie The whole or ? ,.. modern official an?l festive ?Ire men. ?ith ita morbid learch aftei ob? rmity and neatneaa at the ? color and '??rm. den taren Without if the waiter and the ? sb ke ui!l look merely disreputable if no Other chance is mai!?*. But the edict tai h ?giv? a chance that will not ..- for a COurageOUB lea?! in a bandon mp; entirely the funereal, DI ( and ugl) fa men'? o*? .. . hat gripped ? ation in riie last half century, and for a return to some variant of the color ami dc-icn of the paal 1: ? . ?.' te collar and the supreme I] mb?il ?>f the servitude of men tai Why, aa a sex, ihould they he compelled to abjure a ? of color?, and to ?line, danc? I orate in a prison hoUBC of black, broadcloth and starch" There ia little ''ope that they will ?eize the chance of escape now offered them. For a little *\hi!e the unexceptionable sub driven to ,.?. silk collar with his ?walloa I may he indistinguishable from the most de? cadent customer of the ' af? Royal After that one fears, m '1 rome peace, and an eager return to the bondage of stiff 1 nee But no?-.- i?: the time ' former. ' nt him -pea'* oi f revei be - lent. \V,?.r Overcharges. r Chata S. 0*1 It the Jo? .' '" .; M ich ican ?* '? reported that the government ii paying 13.50 H day and board for eicht hn?ir? common labor, ami <?. i? day for teams for a day of ripht hoin ; Warby contractors on private 1 Orh are pa] ? I * j without hoanl for ten hours ami ?': ?SO .? da] for team I for a ten hour da] It ia ?'.???' reported *: - the governm? paying Zfi per . -.. for lea'hrr and "5 per err.' more for lumber an I t mber than private buyers are gett . I . -.me prade? for. Similar in? travagancei are reported. At the aviation field the wari ii being done or? a IO pel ceri' bal - of pi I rm told, BO thal the more the contractor pay! cut the more money he will B Every eil . ifetj committee of one te protect I de Sam from ? ?ch al :.,.< i robberies, ju?t al he mu?t be equally aetive In doing ami serving wherevei i BjUl ?*' 'I The people me a**ak'. ?patriotic, brave ard willing Kaw the government ?<* Weah ngtoi le squally alert and efficient and do the war s way 1 Bflerve, and ai i rona?. to preserve, ti.. ? tion "f 'h.- pe??pi? Such e?,'e. .,' alarm a? thi? ona are h.'inj; Bounded ?rid a? a result I hope with all other? thal 'be wai u.?|o? and war hue* will ?9? bel | "? )," Then we ??II defeat Germany. The Motorists' Bias Surprised the Rest of the World Doesnt See Things Their Way To th? Kditor of Th? Tr nun? - . T.. latttra af "Latryer" uri "Another Lawyer" recently print? I relative I prejudice of th? public and the prass ???am?*. B . riata were m!ere?tlag a? illustral | unconsc.ou* disregard of the aotoaaobila oarner and driver for the righti of the less iavored member? of the eon.rr Bfl It* And it ir most antusini.-, '?em .? *"?**1 a af crest -.-.justice in that the public no1 ?f the situation as they ??? it The automobile la the mo?* powerful in? strument of death and destruction that : in I at lar*:? on our hif-hw ay?. The very power I ..rd weight tha* make them dangerous te Ufa and property make tren diifcult to handle. thi r control require? a cool r?-i>H, a ?ens? of reapei I ".. ? resaona , ia and care! ii I t * ~e Without the?? .1 ?om? other? BO person : be allowed to pat in jeopardy th? livei .-.r.d propert] af athen bj driving a fir on the public hitfh'va; 8. What ton S ti totea due care in hartdhnf* a I dangerous instrument or :*i \i':~-.g a danger? ru* fore? ?| wry d.Cerent f-om whal tutes due car? in handling; someth Dg nparstively harm!?-3 f li geti I ' . roi, J\ man ii able absolutely for damnr;? - may oceur if h? take * fer? aus a Id i.rima! o ,t on the -'ree- an ! r I '" ' - * ' . . he ?| not ander the ?am? ah-o .. .? for the damac? Hoi- by a do ? ? animal unies he knowi its feroeioua propensil es If a man hu'Id?: a fire on his ?es he is liable absolutely to bia neigh? bor ** he permit ii te gel on hi? r.'chhor'? . 1 do darna*:? No proof o'" neg j genet i neeei ar; 1 hi standard of ear? imposed upe rho Veep* explosive . from that unon tK? man who has --'me comparatively innocuous substances. ,'1 h? r?a?on : plain. The foree to hr Itl loos? ..'i 'he?? eaaea is so destructive and no hah!? 11(< do damac? that extraordinary car? is re? quired. A> Addison ia his '.mr'?, on TOM? ;.-?>?: "Every person ?ho put* ? dangarooa thing In motion, which eaaaea Injury to an rther, i? in r-enrral responsible for the mi?- ' j chief It orrji-Jion? " The ?joonrr motorist? realise tia* good law rii'd c:o'"l sense demand of thom nior.- pro eautions than they demand ol I '1 boy . porntin?-* a toy c?pro<? wagon, or of on H licht bicycla Ihi bettei for them ind for u? ?ill. \'ery few even of the rar?*"u! motoi ita ps J n"\ attention* to the laws imposinf 1":' ? I their speed, h'it in ?pito of thal ii I proba? ble tha? a majority of the drivers are fairly .'jue'',.! Their difficulty ia that thej make common cause with the m nority who ?'ire not r ther careful or considerate There ar? a food many hops and | ol fools in our human family, and ?onie .. ' . are motor *?? When th? hojr .?r the rool .-,- oose with an automohili he i? a mi to every one e!-c. Why de no1 th? decent motor.?*- aim t.. el minate the hoggish, th? leekleaa, th? dru.iken arid the youthful!) irre? sponsible di rera? Why do no? they insist on preventing incompetent? and persistent violators of the law and of others' rights ."rom getting liren-es to run ear-" Whv do , they not r? port rases of cross misuse of th? road- thal they obeerve? >*>'.. do th? thi beams in their own eyi lead ng indignan! at the tin) motes in th? . ? of 'h? public and th? press? The aron to me that people are as tolerar:' as they are. PEDESTRIAN. \. a York, -Tur? 21, Itl7. The Downtrodden Autoist' To th? Editoi of The Tribune S r: The let'ers from your tun Is . correspondents in defence of the . , referred to ?r? doubtless admirahle r. from th.? criminal lawyer'? standpoint In \iew of the appa'1 TIC toll m human life ? ' ! ' "'? '.?hich i-; bein?; paid to " .loch, however, not a few of us think that if tv-?* ",? L* ala! ire "?. aid revine th? speed .- the legal rat? of speed to something like th? old statnlard. it would be real!) progre live legislation and a hichlv be ? . . eel * 8 C1 in the interest or the gi I u hi ic*. Ther? ia far creat?r risk to pedl * f**otn a trehide erith rubber tiree on ?n as ; I ill pavement than th?r? sraa from one movinc at the same rat? of speed who? ' ?? a'd stone pavements were the rule. (V| th? ],,?,.] rate should he :..created for the fr.rnier two and a half times nn,\ the actual tit? from four to fve ernes ??j a que tinri \?h!?-h admits of no answer cor' with an enlightened and human? r?atter. Even I " arere true, *,h,>h ii certs ' not, .? .' c1 Idren Will commonly take th? ?.? ding m the way cf a ran. i:, mo? ii c machine, there is a far larcer p. r* of chauffeurs Who take a fiendish delight in giving pe lestrians a ?rare hy suddenly swerv? lllg til. ?| earl especially if they see that lh? individual is takinc. special care for his OU safety. . ditiona m this repar.i ar? intolerable, . is fervently to be hoped that n teni'l severity in dealing a th thia par ? ? ' delinquents ?rill not relax, hut rather the reverse, until ??.me improvement at lea?t . * pt! ICI ' State of th:nc? take- place C. WHITLEY Ml 1.1.IN. Bro? k1? a, -fun? 2.'.. 1'jlT. German Names To 'he Ed tor of '[he Tribune Sir: ! noticed in your paper th? other da) an article in arhieh England ?io?? no1 wi-h America to allow any women with German names to become actively identified with the Heil ? ro--?. A? an American, l?o?n in this country, hu? a th a Orman name, I re^-r.-' lingi) that, ?uch a suggestion would even receive attention by America, much le-? publicity in our papera. I luppoae Ameri .an< with Cern?an name-; '?ill h<- ?-ooil enough to fight in the trenrhe? for Kneland. and they will also be ela?! to' receive monee from American? with (?erme.n name-, e? ?n for Red purpose?. If Preeidenl Wilson ol.e\? a .-?he?: in excluding Americans with t.crman name? from Red I ro?s units, then he ?rill also hav? to exclude An?' hoy? with derman name? from heinc di to tight m the trenche? for Knj?!and and re turn a!; Red ?ros? donation? and Other moneya contributed by American? with I el man naine? to the various WHT relief fund? in thi* contry. MRS ?.RA? F AUERBAl '?' ? York. .Time S?, I?17. Japan and America in the War T? 'he Editor of I he Trihune i " hrinc th'? war to a qu.ck and early conclusion japan and America should enter 'he European Reid tocether with a' lea-t . men each This step would also cn- . C 'lirace .m?i stiTen the r?solve of Ru??.a to rursue the war with all her mipht. Moreover. ti'? bonds of friendship between America and Japan would le immer.?ely ?t ren-fthened by such a coona Ard the simultaneous appear- : .ince of .tapan and America on th? Ka'tern ! i ml We-*, m front? in formidable numbera | .s'rat? even t? the Ka?er that thi . d of th? war i? n -lC'it I' ireh' :i!?o help th.? Kai?e#- to a d?ciMon if h? were au Ihoritatively tr,Ir| that ro quarter would he f-nen him or hi? heir if he rr?t?t??H to the . * : hi. nSHBAI ?.II l.oche.-ter, N. V , June ?JL IStT. Germany and the Doctrine of Reprisal Bu Charles Stewart Dacison Perhaps the most valuable doctrine ia ia?| tcrnal onal If.?. - -:-o^ a -- ?greater leftnitioi thal branch known a? the la?? Of ?ar. -.? the doctr.ne of repriaal, va . . because it -.J the "sane:.or." and the only ? on thereof. So long a? the human race eadurei ill i broken nattai The sanctions . . .? ar?* Mimi proximate, more often remote. Hence natural !a?s are continually brohea, ead ' ti a frequency , n i| tiding to the -emoter.ess of the appearance on the stage of the attend si - auction." The penalti of death, which ti ?y upon ?hooting o:?.e"s self, lita in comparative!/ few su - limp because *he penall iraediate ard ia ?o ibly incurred. But the -ice penalty ?hen attendant um>n overindulgence, being nly more re - . more uncertain of application. re?u'* I r *il _*ence 'n one direction or another ben?? more frequent than luieide. 'I he working ou' ia human be .-- ." the result I I - itself a natural la?-, llf e^hibi'ed m ev< r :? \\ ?n of human . tigs, a- well toward nature a< toward each other. In direct accordance with the n-.'re quency, the rrrr.Cerr?- am! the ratio of prob f actu neurring a penalt; doc* man conduct himself well or ill. Laws unae inCtiom are hu* seldom oh >er\e.|. In civil life the COUttl of justice con? trol the individual and supply the sanctions. irta 01 other tribunals control the enemy, and none but a party to the con .i lornpe! correct action on the part of 'her, an?) .- .?. ' by applying: that reprisal if th.- lau - of a ar aie disregarded. Where No Peaaltj folio?? When, through a ?cak sentimentalit] o? through irresolution, prompt and even-handed ,i ?? not resorted to, a? soon as neces? sary* another infallible natural law begins a*. once to operate. Kncroachment, failing" of re pr: tal, is followed by further encroachment,, I ?olid h? the fact, for all encroach- , upon the la? - of war ten?! t?> further diminish the ultimate power of reaietancc of .he opposing par*-, all war being attack of one kind <?r another upon all the opposing ? .? r? lourcea. Considered a- a ?hole, the' . ? ite object of war i t? ?i- troy the power ' the enemy, ; nd the ian i of War ?.???' merely of miel ?Inch limit plain Igery. Therefore, a ? i M enemy ?ill test his adversary with infringement upon somel accepted or established rule ami await the re. j .?ni*. If followed bj inatant, rift, exact and even-handed reprisai Bl result, he will take thought; ?ill count the coal ["hat, incidental? ly, ii one object or one advantage in taking prisoner?, to have objects upon ?horn reprisal can be prac'i-ed. <>n the other hand, if no r.'pr? al follow the offender ha made a cam .- ..,,?-!e-pondimjf loss. No penalty ha? foil,,wi??l hil infraction. The Uw he broke ap? parently had no sanction. Encouragi I there? by, indeed in view of human tendencies in? eited 'herein he proceedl to further injure erny by infringing further. How p . and how enid to hi? own i- the ? eak ? ? I ty of the nation ?hich would mawk? ishly decline to practise reprisal in war. Such a nation il lise those women who ?end flowers to brutal murderers ard weep when society . .. 1 from further murderingl by their being maile ??\ample of. Reprisal Should he Trnmpt The time to practise reprisal is at the out? set, not when an enemy ha^ b? ?n encour? aged ami incited. Human nature j| such that if license hal been permitted an actual sense of injury ii felt ?hen exasperation finally np i ra a check And in teear.) to reprisal if one await? the final outrage the r?-pns.'?t which is forced i? neeeasarily a bloody and a cruel ??ne, whereat had the til te Idei tepi been in tal eheeked at Ural occurrence no ?. , ity for repellent measures would ever h a vi .... o noa n n gard to our ?ar ' with Germany, Pass over all that et before the declaration of th? ?tate of ?ar and be?-n from that time, a find that ?.iermanv ha?, a? to US, begun 1 fringe the lawi of ..... 8hi has rown? non-.-ombatant citizens by .--.i she has m*.pr ?oned lev? nty-l hatart c -, |jj- - .. ? _-. i not im? mediately proceed to reprisal a blood] tale or .ThL? rill eaaee When the battle front they will SCO, Bl th? I in i have seen, aama of * have fallen into (Jerman bandi -ncmy's tranchai ' German) trenches to protect her savagei n \ ?and instances will arise In war ona cannot placate, one cannot pen ' ta? joie, one can only make one's i If pi the laws of war by making i si . . i inly way to car- i enemy - -<% reapect oni t?o civilian Americans taken le G? s Moe we f roi are not priaoBcn of war We have den II their release. .It has been refu . *.-.ao prominent German ? I be im mediately imprisoned m th;- , mtl be dore, from tha? moment \?. ?> lha the hands of Germany inch pi Riven by the laws ?>f wai If that ? loi it ?takes no nrophe* io tell the ghast ? . ??utrapes wh'ich Germai pi ga nit u? The enormo Germai at her barbaran hal rhili ????-. ?icd to ita) ii . . see a .er, less, when ?e are at war aa,? ., and are a self re?pectmir natioi overstated or its val... overeat maa) ?'H -it down and counl th? oat W? have a thousand to one of h?*r s . \\ e bave a thousand .?? here Ue shall never have ' ing reprisals if we ael i mi manner. If we ?e have deliberate!;, and our own eitisCBI upon the altar of a nauaeoui aentimeatality, ,u?' old ?American foi n.'?taking bathos for pith???, the pretence of herne humane to pam the ap? plause of the ur.thinkin? at the expense of the r'Crhts of humann >. I ?> ? h ich . somewhat prone. H ill \melinrate War If | wiseacre sa enty.tWO men can he hi the answer ia ? verj limpl.. the m??"n is made of irre.oi cheeae, bul we happen to know that ii ia n?> . ["he) wer? are eiviliam tak?n on merchantnv Germany not even absolutely necessarilj ? when ?e ?ere a' pea??, refused relea pretext, and subterfuge, and when war I existent they a en and BI.led I same treatment tha- civilian German an? entitled to. M refuaed them We ? h ou Id rnatantl) . I M I that German) has. as to both Prance and England, from the very outaet down to tised instant reprisal in this wai a . ?he deemed her citizens or her Boldien prisoners, were >,..' rightl) treatl i Hos ly she va ill scorn u and how completely tram . le upon our rig . . white feather now* Mark well again, ii instnnce and how it ?s dealt with that? mine th" long course of eventi M ? not shrink from protecting our : ?ens now in her clutch? ?hen to do so will brinir up eitzen- further miseries and maltreatment. It is not a ca-e for waiting unt:: exhausted: it is a case where we have every thmp; to (?am. now ami hereafter, by imme? diate appropriate action. Nor will it bring a savage war. As I have said above, immediately and permanent The value of reprisal lies ?n ?ti b : . " and instant Conatituted Bl id? mocraev public sel timen! Var* of the A'i" itral cour-??, should be immediate tention has a'.r. ,?iv be? called in the printi to the fact thal the thp necessity of ... - 'he Civil War hy that trul) hums I : Lincoln and ?as practised in the cause ol humanity. The Rcrl Cross in Arkansas Daughters ol the Confederacy *<nd I heir Significant Girl To the Kditor of The Tribune ted Daughtera of the ? onfed , racv of thi little Oxarfc eity yesterday pre . ! to the Bed . ross here the sum of : MM The gifl eather? significance and beaut) from rael that it is the en'ire amount gathered tocether up to this time for thi purpo ( of building a monum?nt to the oldiei of the Confederacy ?rho were of Hoon? County, Ark., o' which Rai n on is the county teal This is, SO far a- I am ah!? to lind, the only C'f' of its sort, and as such <|e?erve? more than a B1 |hl po88ing,mention II is in? deed one of the beautiful fruits of I?.?.? o' country, newly aroused and -tirred and strengthened bj thisdreadful war, If ia nota? ble beca t is puen by Southern ultra ? ' .rli'n of the Fouth have bccti the hardeat hatera, the most bitter survivors, of the time of civil ?trueT!? which , r i than s half century behind u? The United I'nughtci' of the Confederacy sen an organization which n a peculiar digree kepi alive the memories of those yeara, holding in ita membersl loes, not only the women who were )i\ing then, but their daughtera and their daughtera1 daughter?. Arkan-a? ha- been considered in that, a? m other thine?, a backward itate. It is an un? fair opinion, of eourae, because the advance -f any ?.tate must be judged from the pom* at which it started and the materials which it had in its power to use, And the Civil W?r did ?top Arkansas in its very infancy, and did sweep away her young and energetic men. leaving the sta'o barely enouch men to j on, iid no! ?pouch, as it wete. to carry I ?m further. But ii i? carrying on now' U ith it all, and :n spite of it au, this nota ind beautiful act has been done bj a group of Arksnaaa women, b;, a ip?Cisl group . ? . . ? snd r. i ' together in com- ' memoration of a . ind a half-forgot? ten flag. Theae Daughters of 'he ?'onfederacv ?hould * ? themaelves a new name. All thing? which have had a new b.aptum, should they . .1 new r.ame* in.?.- are now the I nited Daughtera of th? Flag. I a- a Northern woman domiciled m th? .Arkansas Oxarka am ?o filled with admira t or: thal ' hu leemed to m? other people ought to know about thi? thing, that they Ig ' 'o "ai ' ." know about it. Thi? county ha? a company which m forty tue above war strength. It ha? sent a half hundred boya to th" navy within the last three month?, and one to the aviation field it ha? a Red I ro?? organization, hard at work II : - . - fttl, a1 I ?h? food campaign 1* being practically eveiv man. vornan an.) child within ?*? bord?r?. Hut the gift ?if the I niieit [?aughter? o' the ? eracj to the Red I roes of "heir country i? the crown ..f beaut) upon the ?tiong ho.ly of labor CHARLOTTE ROWELL TANSEY. Harmon, Aik., Jurie JJ, 1'JlT. i No "Bone-Dry" Measure If Allies L'sr FWr <\nr] I ?ghi Wine?. Why Should No1 Amen? <i? To the F'iitor of Th? r> bane Sir: A-? n eitisen of the United tal I wish to protest, agam?t the propo . merit to tbe food bill which . manufacture of even light beer ami wine. If England, Kram-?. Germany and fighting for their? -nee and ii of starvation, ?lo not ?re fit I drastic legislation regard tig malt an?! vinoua liquors, why should are, ?ho are in ni dangar, go ro Mich an extreme? Fran e carnot cor1- er I - light wine a menace *o the ?afetj i country when each French oldier tinned about a litre dall} '? ? ?' ' consider beer a menace ?hen many of the German army corps ar? op for the soldiera, To put a prohih . a? originally proposed by the Ad Is entirely proper. Such leg - ii tically eliminating tee general use of drinks, at the tame time assurei revenue from inch quai titles those willing to pay the greatl prices, while net interfering in ai the large revenues now obtained and wine W.th "bona li ever, theae immens? revei ICI the people will have to bear the but dit'onal taxation to make up . . :, May good sen?e prevail over the hysl f ? of the rabid prohibition 0 HOPKIXSO! Philadelphia. Penn , June ? ..r Impatient Inventors 'lo ?he Kdi'or of The Tribune. Sir: To the editorial indictment caption, "Impatient Inventore." of June tt, I unreservedly pical ?guilty. I had been patient and silent for nore than two ; cars while American? and their pi . w ere being sent to the bottom of th< not idle, for I was one of many who ?ar coming, ant made what prepai po??-.ble for ita earning As I reea the eikaustion of patience mind of the Prc?ident. ?ho had peri li III ?eled patience, that n . on of I tate Of ?ar \\ | sonable to expect action, quick, unceaaing action, from that moment** *. war time the proper time te trual unfamiliar with the implerm fumina! ?in thereof? In all three of my in? vention! I u-ie.I none hu* known implen .. of the sea and of wa?-, applied in new ?rayI I am impatient at every del?, nits unseen pirates to continue | m tiens even one day longer A? to the indictment of J A.-* ?. I max, in .re ;??ue of June 22, it laemi dear ?. . had not careful!) re"d or undi rsl t. r. or he inu'.l W ??ai-he.l the ! five ami er r oin? OUI co'ic'.u- i . . ?. hil letter ? ?n'sidered In the light of a j u.lt - C.BI failure, he seem? to be a howling lueeesl I'A\ V JONE New York, June L'.T, 1917. The Street of the Bomb An Amen? an ?Ambulancier Dod-, Gas Shells and Shrapnel . ? '?? ",y* ' da? **. **.* ?-. ?.?? . t'7** .?','*. ** I ?aa| I have . ... . j, I I !*'s a good w\am\ 'j . up trench . J 1 '- ? U.I. o .."ll". v.... r-irrose only a collar 1 . ... R | 1 he Boches di. ; ; ""? ^ . . -i-. slfect. ' ? ...,... ? ? ling around .... tile J ' | . Re'? t rp ? war d '*u' ' - ' ; ?'.?v, a~ ' lu te tah? ' *-' * the * '. Th? foo th? thal ra one h tbeta ' ? .-. ? auftevss; I the town we ...?. in the nth- r ni? (?ne lit on the ho ISO .?-.-?.?. red feet from our t . . \\ ? c?ll??*l :t the Luck nt" Section Bl p .,?, ?ST the name ...'.??-.. -.1.? ','? ea ... .!.. la Bo? I had an i '.'iv .'?.??? too ii *?re?t If I rcm? 1 my "'..? ?I?**, while I had I 1 hsdnl he*? sarek. ened I -hell?, . ' f?r . .?re. it ).;, mak nu the gunm i . rapnel li the ea> : ranee of our dug . treata . * kept * a ... '. if that . ? - thst i'iper v ' I .' n all the i ? rhe gunn? r c ?me down m - t., |r...k na over and I ded in driving them from their guns for a moment. We ?u ?> .? ..rk?*il, I The conl I all. Bul "i. . U Zionism - i H<ipr tor the World . ? ii. ' .. ? . f the i te whe ? ? . .de: IA . t of ar? ide - ? morslit \ h??t . ' a? ?.world < prayer foi - ... | . . - and re? To A T face Zions ?.ere l Lruisl ? right ? ... .. ?ted ? ? ? ' ?rhtcou f A ? ? . - . ia H. PERE ' K? rl (ross Dividend? ? . . ? does in to-day'a Tribun? ? . m> thinl ute thal fore th? : . . tO I . pier < ? m. ti ii .. n . h ". 'rom 11 ? ? * * . ? - li aro car toeh cer* I rokerll But the i - i.:>i? . ..> h:m bat ' ' . ''mer, : M th? cr than hi? CBS* ? .'. t nally . r HENRY I.ACOMBE. New York, June J ', 131T.