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First to Cast?the Truth: News?Editorials ?Advertisements Mcmtvr o? ?l-.c Aa?(1 ' Bur su o( Circulations TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER IT. 1918 On-evl u ! ptiblbhcd rtali? t?t Ne? TorK Tr??>vi* Trie.. K New Tort i ( ' : ?? ll.' t. 1*1 ? ' '' Vrrr-T r, -. Nidm? Richard n t - - ? F A Surer i -.?-,-?.. ?r. Avtdms, IMbun? Itul Uns 15? Na?au Street Ne? Tortt. Telephone, Ur.; . ?' StTRSCRTTTtON UATrs 1U Mr'.l Includlnti Posture -j; p; |'\l?):|i STATUS rVTTSIDK 01' CUKATBR NEW YORK ^IRST AMI SJECOND ZONSS- Within 150 ?flics i.." S ?> -, '. CIO .- p- ? . i mo IS ia* < "? $1 ois n. ??, - i i ,. . n > .;-. :??'. 1 ?3 30 THIRD ?? l i'.lt '.' ' ZONF ' v>> ! -:?? 1'. Mi-re ? lan ??" Mile? from Xe? ^ '? i ? - ., . . _ <J ' ' , S "?? J ; ?:. Sl.Ofl ?5 t ad ? W \1M.\N II \ ' s i ; ? \ M ' Mai GUARANTI E Van can n i h is? me han II: e advr-l ? tl In THF TRIBUNE *lth ar>.?olutr> ss?it\ ?for il dissatisfaction re ?lilts in ans rr' 1HI TRIBUNE guarantees to pav. -our inonry back, upon raqueat. No rerl tsnr. No quibbling. \A .? -~n\^ good promptly if the advertiser doe? not. MEMBER ". niE ASSO? IA TED PRESS r - ? A - - ' .i ' : ; ' ' ? ' r\rli rr.?tlrO l .. Il n r ? . ' ? ? ? i ' : rifi \ her matter 1 eral i ire i A Broken Weapon We r-.ii'i yesterday that the peace of? fensive was now Germany's mosl dan? gerous weapon. But we little knew how dangerous it was. Who could have imagined that il would instantly touch the heart of an institution which hitherto has been steadfast and unfaltering in support of the cau ? " Austria said: - . . till pc? pies, oi w hatcvoi thoj may bo fighting, long "oi ?? - end to the blo.odj it n ggle. Ti <? Neiv Yorl Times saj - : All ?; bellig? rents ?le? in tin end of the war. Fin tri rid longs for period. What of victory. O failing comrade? Austria, who leagued herself with Ger? many to conquer Europe by might and frightfulness - Austria said: . . t he convict ion increa ng that thi further coi : the bli od;.igglc must trai foi m Eu? rope int? ' ' ' tid ii o a tjti of ex haustion that will mar its development for de cades to come. The Times responds with interest, say? ing: "When wo consider the deluge of blood that has been poun 1 out war, the incalculable waste of treasure, the ruin it has wrought, the grief that ? aillions of heart; because of :.. we must conclude that only the madness or the soulless depravity of some one of the belligerent powers could obstruct and defeat the purpose cr the conference. While that was being written The As? sociated Press was sending out from Washington the news, officially inspired, that the government's answer to Aus? tria'.- proposals would be taken from the President's Baltimore speech?from that part in which he said, "Force, force to tl-ic utmo t; force without >tii I or limit." Since it was written Austria's proposal have leen scornfully rejected by a spon? taneous and overwhelming expression of nation?-! sentiment. We are that bellig? erent viewer. Times. We will obstruct and defeat the purpose of the conference. Do you say we are mad, or merely that we convict ourselves of soulless de? pravity? Austria said ' We v.ire to hopo that there will be no ol ection on the part of any bellig? erents to such an exchange of views. The Times goes further-?very much furth? v than to hop?. It .-ays: We cannol im .?? no that the invital on w i be declin ? Since that was written the invitation has been declined by the President. He has defeated the enemy's peace offensive. We forbear to make the obvious applica? tion of '/'.'<? Tin es's amazing characteriza? tion beforehand of a power that sh? obstruct or defeat the purpose of the con ft rence proposed by Aust i .... There was never any doubt about what the President would say to Austria - none, at least, so far as v.e know, that had the wish to express itself exc? pt thedoubtof The Times. Where theenemy but ventured to hope it could not imagine that the invitation would be declined. Yet that was a sequel foretold. People generally took it for granted. That it came si; quickly will astonish both Aus? tria, which too deeply misunderstands the temper of American democracy to be able to insult it, and The Times, which has no excuse ai all. And lest its imagination should fail it again at a m? re critical time than this, possibly in som< hour of stress when the demands of faith make the body groan, we urge it to ?o profit by this painful ex? perience that it can never forget again What the war is all about. This German thing we have resolved to destroy is a criminal, outlawed thing, and cannot be parleyed with. Our business with the enemy is sim? ple. It is to get him, dead or alive. though we go to Beidin to'do it. When we have taken lum he shall be brought handcuffed before the bar of hu Jnanity and* sentenced as he deserves? (?> the form of death he will least dis? grace and to an obloquy eternal. We have raid too much for freodom to have to win it twice. A Chance for Children Children may he prohibited hereafter froci running their small legs ??IT to sell Liberty bonds or barking themselves hoarse for the sake of the thrift stamp campaign, but there's one thing they can still do to help win the war. They may go up in Columbia University on Thurs? day evenings and sing, for the children's twilight concerts have been instituted there for the prime purpose of giving V. M. ('. A. student song leaders a sing ing body to practise* on before they go to camp and training station to conduct ? ' ngs" for'soldiers and sailors. Children as a group more nearly re? semble soldiers in the mass than do adults. Children an' responsive and flex? ible; so .?;??' soldiers. Children an- sim? ple ai;?1, enthusiastic; o are soldiers. It - one ',! the strangest phenomena of war that even the most fastidious, over r? fined men, ene?' in the service, soon f? rget th?- old sophistications and learn :.? he amused at the slightest excuse and tobe responsive to the least attention. And so tin,1 children, by the very vir? tue of their childhood, can by singing one night a week contribute more or i directly lo the happiness of the biir rothers in tin service. The song lead ers try their songs out on the children. If a song goes with them it goes with the boys. And the fac? that no adult. however musical, may enter the concert Is without a child gives an added distinction to the occasion that no child will underestimate. Jazzing Liberty Have Americans too much sense of humor? Ton much to be decently digni? fied and properly respectful toward great ideai .' Rudyard Kipling thought so once when he wrote of our passing "the laws we flout." But that was long ago. long evt n b< fore that remote date in a certain \ . ; when a German army entered Belgium ami besieged Li?ge. Have we not grown up and grown more thought? ful and mannered since'.' We had thought so till a notice in "The Billboard"' reached us. That organ of variety and the screen prints in largo type, and solemnly, a warning not to "jazz or rag the anthem." The anthem is "The Star-Spangled Banner," and the m< nt i admirable. But why the warning? Who is jazzing "The Star Spangled Banner"? Who in this fifth year of the great war and our second year of participation is so blind and deaf and duml to popular feeling and a de? cent respect to the opinions of all of us? "Unseemly, uncommendable, reprehen? sible and evil usage" are some of the ac? cusations that "The Billboard" pins on these ragtime patriots. Any others that one can think of "apply as well. And in the end all language rather fails to fill the bill. A good round of hisses might sati ';.' one's emotions better than any vvords .mi''' m ire good. Send Them Letters Salaries of policemen in New York were recently raised. Naturally, the policemen are grateful. But. the pro? posal of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association that each patrolman be as? sessed h:l for the purpose of buying presents for the Police Commissioner members of the Board of Estimate, mem? bers of the Board of Aldertnen and sev? eral others who.aided in the salary in ere: m] . ig is manifestly improper 1 he associati m should no! make such an ; ;ment. The officials should not ac? cept gifts from patrolmen. Letters of thanks should be sufficient. Always Too Late Austria-Hungary has the habit of be? ing behindhand. It has been said of her I that since Napoleon's day she has always . been late at a battle. The Hapsburg at? titude toward all tin? domestic problems of a troubled an?! discordant empire lias always been one of belated compromise. Looking at it solely from the angle of cynical self-interest, Austria-Hungary I too long before attacking Serbia. Probably her "punitive expedition" agaii the lit tie ' Slav state would have been tolerated by the Concert of the European Powers if it had been launched five or six years earlier. For at that time Great Britain had hardly begun to cultivate close relations with Prance and Russia and Italy had not yet drifted ,- way in spirit from the Triple Alliance. Russia, too, was then greatly weakened by her unsuccessful war with Japan and by the widespread revolutionary agita? tion following it. i? e statesmen in control at Vienna, h? ?dwinking the aged Emperor, lighted the flames o? a world conflagration with audacious levity. They did not measure the consequences which Premier Burian now belatedly laments and seeks to hold the other powers, drawn into war by Austria-Hungary's wilful folly, equally responsible for. Now Austria-Hungary, facing defeat, pathetically becomes concerned about the impending "ruin" of Europe, and asks enemies for a peace conf?rence. Again she is too late. There was a time early last winter when a genuine peace ; opo al from Austria-Hungary have been seriously considered. Before the treaty of Brest-Litovsk ex? posed the brutal policy of Teuton spolia? tion in the Last the Entente powers might have listened to suggestions of ac con modation coming from Vienna, based on the alleged adherence of the Czernin Ministry to the principle of no annexa? tions and no indemnities and "self-deter? mination" for subject peoples. The Em I t ror ("carles sought in the secret Prince Sixtus correspondence to lay a basis for negotiations- which should enable the , Dual .Monarchy to escape from the war j practically intact. But his courage failed ! him when Berlin discovered what he was | doing. And the Bolshevist betrayal of i ! Russia may have convinced him that I there was still more profit, for the I laps 1 burg dynasty in continuing the war than in ending it. The Brest-Litovsk treaty closed the door to any peace of compromise with the Teuton dpoilers. luven in the ?lark days last, spring, when a German victory in Kran?-?1 seemed imminent, the Allies resolutely put aside the thought of any settlement with the Teuton powers which : would leave the latter masters ?if Centrai and Pastern Europe an-!, through that mastery, a perpetual menace to the world's peace. The die was cast when Russia was partitioned. Subsequently the marvellous performance of the Czecho-Slovak armies ?n saving Russia from Teuton domina? tion compelled Allied recognition of Slovakia. Tin- Allies have assumed obligations to the Jugo-Slavs and to 1 the Poles which require a dismember? ment of what Dr. Miihlon called "that ; outworn, cruel, selfish, greedy and hypo- ; critical simulacrum of a state -Austria Hungary." Sentence of dissolution has been passed : on the Dual Monarchy. I lea, then, can , Vienna expect the Allied powers -now for the first time really conscious of vic j tory- to enter into a discussion involv? ing an invalidation of the lentence? i Vienna has overslept. The Allies have ; pledged their honor t?? tin- cause of the ; Czecho-Slovaks, of the South Slavs, of I the people of Italia Irredenta, of the ; Poles and of the Rumanians, so foull*, despoiled by Germany. If Austria-Hungary wants peace she knows the terms of peace. She can have S peace by admitting a readiness to accept ! them. But an irresponsible conference, bind ? ing no participant and enabling Germany j and Austria-Hungary (?? parade insin ! cere and tricky compromises, mere baits j to defeatism and pacifism, would be only ; a Teuton trap. No Allied power will walk j into it. The Allied peoples want no peace 1 which docs not represen-. Teuton sub? mission, disgorgement, reparation and ! reformation. In the world which is t?> ? emerge from the present war Teuton [ rapacity and savagery must never again ; be allowed to go unchained. Film Libraries The educational valu.' of motion pict tires has long been recognized, as well as their peculiar fitness for social well; re propaganda. Calling attention to the need for making films of 'his character more accessible, Miss Ina '.lenient, in a report to the Municipal Reference Library of the City of New York, sug? gests the need of a film library. She \ says: There is inure need for a p ibli? i brary of films Clan there ever was for a public | library of hooks, and for the following reasons: The book is an individual prop? erty; it. can Le read in solitude; the in? dividual can purchase il if he wants it. Hut the motion picture is essentially .. collective comino? ty, The individual can have a desired motion i cm re on!*, on 1 condition thai a a - ? : imber of ot er j people want tin picture a the same time. This fact makes i; peculiarly out of question to leave motion pictures to the exploitation of unlimited commercial? ism. The public film library, dealing with a sufficiently large number of schools, churches and oth? r agencies, would be able to draw on the world's supply for whatever film it. wanted and to ransack the film output of the last ten years. Such a library could secure copies of interest ing sections of films and keep them to . rent or lend to public officials or organ i aat ions. Miss Clement has prepared a list of civic pictures classified m der the follow? ing headings: Americanization, child welfare, commerce, crime and criminals, education, fire protection and prevention, gardening, health problems, milk supply, municipal government, police, public util , ities, public works, recreation, roads and pavements, safety, sanitation, social ser , vice, tuberculosis and miscellaneous. Governments are using films to record warscenes. The State Historic;;! Depart? ment of Iowa has gathered films for his? torical purposes. If, as it seems, there is a demand for a public film library, it is probable that the need will be met by the cooperation of the various agencies in? terested in developing the motion picture along wise and useful lines. Properly managed, a public film library could be made a power for the public good. inwards of Journalism. A NT) now the ! dealers in and /'-\^ aroupd New V'ork are on strike. TI e Tribune says the strike is against the Hearst publications because of their ?lis loyalty, but this is not the whole truth. The dealers want to get their papers cheaper fr? m the pi b his. They, too, feel the hi? h cos? ? f i verything, While the dealers refuse to handle the Hearst papers, they are confronted by a counter strike on tiie ear-, of all the publishers except The Tribune.. \1] the papers fighi Hearst editorially, but thej are in a bu ;i ness combination with him. They have told thedealers that if they will not take the Hearst \ a] : they ?hall not have the ot her papers. I [ear t ma \ be disloyal to this count : y. but the b is ness d? pai tments : of the ? ';; r ; a] i are loyal to Hearst. Here's a comb no agaii -? which there are no editorial The news paper trust :.- securi again: : : ssault from its componen! pai ; -. But one concei n holds out - The Tribune. It w ;:; not go in with the other m w papei .... pporl of Hearst. It will .' ti ?but ? its papers through improvised agencies. I ; . con ?stent and game. Sky Is Our 1 unit for That I / row Tlu I'itt . ,h U ?:? If, The price of Mai . mp s to be cl anged next iveek, but ' don't care how much a i ckti? foi the K sei c? ta. ( iasless C (insolation ? . i a lo i h won't in a kt so much difference nuw ill, it rains on ?Sunday. An Ancient Hohenzollern Joke By F.clgar Stanton Maclay -?"M?EDEJl?CK THE CREAT has not. "H gone down in history an a joker. But at the time of tho Ameri? can Revolution he perpetrated a "little laugh" at tho expense of the ntrug gling colonista which is one of the cher? ished memories of the Hohenzollern dy? nasty. In the first stages of the war Fred? erick's policy was to pursue a "middle course." taking sides neither for nor against the Americans; but when he learned of Burgoyne's surrender he assured Benjamin \ Franklin that he would recognize their in? dependence "when France, which is more directly interested in the event of this : contest, shall have given the example," Also he instructed his Minister of State, Boron Sehulcnburg, to permit American agent! in Berlin to purchase arms for Con? tinental troops stating that "tho firm of Splittgerber & ?'o., contractors for the | manufacture of arms, have received direr- ; tiens, to deliver such as you may demand." Acting under this authority, Arthur Leo, our < ommissioncr to Prussia, purchased 800 fusils, but when delivered it was found that ?hey were old, worn-out weapons, which wore utterly worthless. Leo indig? nant^ demanded that the Splittgerber firm b? compelled to rectify the fraud, but was informed that he, "as a good republican, ought to know that, the Prussian King had no power to arbitrarily right private broaches of contract." There is a sentiment growing among the : members of Congress that when the linal settlement is made with Germany in this war a bill for $8,000, plus compound in? terest at 8 per cent for 139 years, should ho included. Eight thousand dollars at s per cent compound interest, for 139 year-, would not amount to an enormous total, but think of all the fun the Hohenzollern family lias had over that little joke dur- ; ing that period of 139 years! From tho i Hohenzollern viewpoint it was a good joke on the struggling colonists, and surely Wil- ? : ? :!.. II. "as a good sport," ought to be will? ing to pay even if it does como at tho other end of the joke. . _,_ ; Now and After To the Editor of The Tribune. S IK: Too much praise cannot be priven to The Tribune fer its solitary tight against the Hear'!, papers. In after days, when true Americanism will bo appraised ?it its historic value. The Tribune and its friends will be proud of their stand ?n this crisi . The attitude of the other New York papers is incomprehensible to the ordinary Papers that wc have all regarded as bulwarks of loyalty to this country and to oui allies are now ranged solidly on the side of the man whom they all know to be engaged in the subtlest effort to undermine such loyalty in the minds of the public. There is no mistake about their opinion of Hearst; many of them have openly ex? pressed it until now! By what casuistry, what plea of expediency or self-interest, can they justify their course to themselves ur to their read r ? The average man doesn't know. He would imagine that they would be more afraid of tho ultimate con? sequences of such a course than of any? thing else that could Ipippen to them. .Sure- ? ly this is no time to temporize with sedi lion. A year or more ago, at one of the mass meetings in Carnegie Hall called by the American Rights League, James ?VI. Beck made a fiery arraignment of Hearst as the arch-enemy of the Allied cause in this country, condemning him out of his own mouth by quotations from his editorials an those of his henchmen. Mr. Beck brought to hear upon him all the power of his judicial mind and his splendid elo? quence. There was no withstanding such evidence at the time, even if The Tribune had not afterward collected such a mass of incont rovertible proof. Would it not now help the newsdealers and the public if a big anti-Hearst mass meeting were held? We need it. How can .we win the war- and how can we live if we do not- unless the strongholds of dis? loyalty are overthrown? M. C. SMITH. East Orange, N. J., Sept. 13, 1918. What Has Happened to "The Times?'7 ? Fro; : The Globi l ALMOST alone among the newspapers of the country "The New York Times" welcomes the Austrian pro? posal and refuses to believe it will be de? clined. ''The first veritable peace offer," it calls it, "and it comes in a form which the Allies may honorably accept in the confident belief that it. will lead to the end of the war." Hearst himself, in the worst days of his pro-Germanism, said nothing better calcu? lated to serve the interests ef the Kaiser. Is ?t ?lessili!i- that some new influence has come upon "The Times," that it, of all papers, should encourage tin- dishonest peace drive Germany has started in the mo? on nt when lier military defeat is impend? ing and her only hope is in weakening the sprrit of her enemies? "The Times" in the dark years of the war has done much to strengthen the wavering. Why should it faiter in the crisis, when every man of good faith and sound knowledge feels that the great object to attain which all our sacri? fices have been made is about to be at? tained ? The authors of the article; that have appeared in "The Times" clearly setting forth the perfidy of Germany and the wicked ne - of coi idering peace negotiation wil i her ruler--, len whose covenanted word can? not be trusted, must know that here is no veritable peace offer which the Allies may honorably accept. Why. then, does ? I'imes" say it is, living in.the face of its own policy anil the settled policy of the United States? Better many d.iy- of ndecision while the hosts were gathering on the side of righteousness than one hour of weakness when the time has come to st r.ke the final blow. A Better World rhc Columbia n One of William R, Hearst's publical ?on - has suspended publication. And yet some I people say that the world is not growing 1 better. Hase Ifiletw IHIcr? <mi mimtvtt?xt AMERICAN HISTORY REVERSED-NO. 5 Hearst Strafing England Fire yaws before Germany declared war the German navy began to toast "Der Tag" meai\~ ing the day that should see the wreck of Great Britain's vow er. Fire months before Germany declared war the Hearst newspapers launched in this country a very violent anti-British propaganda, in which England's power tvas represented in a sinister aspect. This propaganda took the form of a series of cartoons on "American History Reversed." Each of them revived memories of America's struggle with England a century ago, and pictured the President and hi* associates as reversing the historic procedure and exhibiting a base and disloyal subservience to a grasping foreign enemy. The Pacifist "Pincer" By Frank H. Simonds (Copyright, 1918, New York Tribune Inc.) ?T IS es ential for all Americans to see the latest German man?uvre for the thing it actually is. Ac as the agent of Germany, Austria is endeavoring to enable Ludendorff to re? gain the lost initiative, and thus win the war, and win it by a military decision. The best illustration of German strat? egy is contained in a speech by Herr Davi>l, a Socialist member of the Reichs tag, representing the Mainz district, who said : -"( ?ermany musl sque? ;e her enemies with a pair of pincers. The German armies must continue to fight vigorously while the German Socialists encourage and stimulate pacifism among Germany's enemies." Now, for the moment, the military pincer is unable to op ' e, hence the German strategists are making u<o of the other pincer, but, and this is capital, with the express purpose of making use again of tin militar;, "pincer" when the way has bee n pre] ! I. The best way to explain the present. man?uvre is to ft call the last til pacifist "pincer" was put into ?;??? - In the campaign of I DIG, after the fail? ure of Germany at Verdun and Austria in the Trentino, the Central Powers lost the initiative, just as they have now lost it again. The British and FreFich at the Somme, Italy at Gorizia, Russia in Vol hynia and Galicia, passed to the offen? sive and won consid?rai'!'- victories. Not even the Rumanian disaster restored the German situation. Germany and .Aus? tria were threatened on all sides, and, if ail their enemies resume.! operations with the same pace in 1917 a defeat was inevitable. Accordingly the Kaiser made his peace gesture of L91G. What was the result? First a Russian revolution, then, after Allied reverses at the Aisne and in Flan? ders, a war of pacifism ami pessimism in France ami Britain. While the peace '?pincer" was m operation the German Reichstag adopted a programme of "peace without annexation or indem? nity"; pacifism and war weariness all through the Allied countries swallowed the bait whole. Presently the preparation was com? plete. Then the. military "pincer" was again put into action. First Italy was attacked and heavily beaten at. the [sonzo; then Russia., already disarmed, was treated to the Brest-Litovsk negotia? tions, compelled to consent) to partition, mutilation, ruin. And as a consequence; having di posed of Russia permanently and Italy tempo? rarily, Germany recovered the initiative, abandoned tin.1 peace man?uvre and, gathering up her fail military strength, tell upon France and Great Britain, who.-'.1 armies had been sunken by the peace campaign, whose publics had been taken in ami confused by the operation of the pacifist "pincer." War Names in the News Abaucourt .a-hu-koor Mont des Singes... mon-day-sanzsh ( hut ilion .sha-tee-yon Sissonne.sis-sun Chavignon.sha-veen-j on Sauchy-Cauchj.so-shee-ko-shee ( lourcelles.koor-sell Mei,'.mes-, Douilly.dw et-\ ee We liave now exactly the same man?uvre. The German military "pin? cer" is in worse shape than it was two years ago. But it, is by no means de? stroyed?it can be brought back into form again. But it is necessary for the time being to shift the field of campaign? ing, to undertake again to undermine Allied armies and Allied public senti? ments. When this has been accomplished then Ludendorff can try again. The moment, then, is critical. We permitted the pacifist "pincer" to oper? ate in 1917, and we lost Russia, nearly lost Italy and had to face the terrible campaign of the present year, which ?' rought the Kaiser back within range of Paris, put our whole cause in jeopardy again and gave German militarism an? other chance. It seems incredible that we should be blind enough to repeat the blunder. We have got to break the military "pincer," and we bave not yet done it. 1 1 '.cent victories are not more con iderable than those of 1916; the present military situation is not more promising . of September 1. 1916. The German army on tho West frotit had then lost Verdun and was being terribly pounded at the Somme; Russia was I efore Lemberg, having taken 350,000 prisoners, and 15,000 square, miles of ter? ritory; Rumania was invading Hungary; Sarra? was striking from Sal?nica. Yet the German army survived the 1916 crisis, held on through 1917 and made its greajfc advances in March and May in the current year. There is only one. way to get peace, and that is to remove the one obstacle to peace?the German army. If it isn't beaten it will survive any peace negotia? tion and be thrown against us. again at the appropriate moment. Ludendorff has lost the initiative; Foch has it, but Haig, Joffre and Brusiloff had it in September, 1916, and subsequently lost it because of the operation of tho paci? fist "pincer." If the German can get us til! to ?talk? ing peace again, as he did in 1917, he will be able to strike us again as he struck Russia at Brest-Litovsk, Italy at Caporetto and Britain and Prance in Picardy and at the Aisne. His new campaign is directed at the "home front." [f it succeeds lie will be able to1 strike the war front again. Our hoys in Lorraine will be the victims if our public in the United States listens now. We have had the news of our army from St. Mihiel in recent days. Our army should now have the news from home. Victory can come only when the two fronts are united and the will to victory is as strong behind the front as it is along it. We are in the presence of a new German offensive. We shall risk losing the war if we fail to repulse it. It is time for our civilian barrage to be put down. The enemy attack must be stopped in its own trenches. The Proper Retort (From Th, -, ,-? . ? This story is from London: A woman in khaki uniform arid cap met a Scotch kilty. She saluted. He curtsied. Constructive Criticism i /??>?, m '.'?;..? Di troit Ven s-l Pre idem Wilson's eleven-year-old eaddy criticises the Executive's game adversely. That's democracy. Ras ta s Stricken Press Die New lorfc Tribune Foreign Presa Burean T ie Russian correspondent of the Vossische Zeitung, of Berlin, gives several interesting facts in regard to the Russian press. A.-nor.g other : points oat that advertisements have almost complete . disappeared. The only advertisements ? ? be : i a R issian papv r to-day ore nnncuncements about lost and found arti? cles, most of which are membership cards of various societies, passports and identii? n cards. The price of Russian newspapers has isen entirely oat of proportion with ?hose of other countries. For example, he monthlj subscription rate of ? h - Rus ' i was 1H rubl? .- (75 : to-day it is s rubles ($4). ' ? 'culatioi Russ ian news? papers, the Ia.1 er haf tr<.rldously de ? d becau i of the met] of the vik authorities. The only papers ? have not lost in circulation are the vik official organs, the Prod'cta-, a, and these, are be ted free by the Bolshevik an- . The circulation of the other papers, whether independent of or repre senting anti-Bolshevik parties, has been d almost to zero by the Bolshevik ? : of Provisions, wli ich con rjbution of paper nnd pre paper to the non-Bol The Bolsheviki do not limit their control j of the press to the reduction of the 6upply - r. rhey never hesitate to suppress permanently or temporarily any newspaper that expresses opinions not in accord with i of the ofiirial organs. With the ?T n of 1 a organs there f? . a paper in Russia that has r.ot been suppressed by Lenine's government. Many I of these papers have n"t reappeared again, b it ?' most important "r.es have peared under new names, ard are no*? in their utterances. When one looks at a list of newspapers published at present in Rus . it is very oes a? ross any old Rus : almost all of the names are new. The Russkoye Slovo, before the .. Iv? nt of ki wit a circulation of 800,000, lias now a cii of less Vashe Slovo "Our Wor X,, oye Vremya, f?r' . ?" Russia, is now ! Pon region, which is occu '???-- tck i, The Dyen, the organ of tl ig of t ??hanged ' its name to Night, and '': < n, after it was suppressed, 1 ts name to less of Night, mA ? ? was completely suspended, ? ' new bourgeois ? i were e a Bolshevik ? ? of :a-: ! ten the start ng of ..: Suppose he Satvrda r. entri? " Suppose no great war had happened. ^UP* p ? .. Pre nt of the I nited States had given Cabinet portfolios to the chairman of Bethlehem Steel < mpany, a member o the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., and the i ... dei ? of the Anaconda Copper Com? pany. You need not be extraordinarily endowed ,- th imagination to suppose a roar ? and indignation. Only two or tb-ree years ago the Senate stternly refused ? . confirm President Wilson's appointment the Federal Reserve Beard of an other* -,v .-?> rep itable and competent man who ?'?? a ,-; re a bi ??? lu >< ?i corporation, and it had the hardest kind of work to per* ia le itself that a man with Wall Street bar. ?.in-* experience might be as service?11 on a banking board as a country editor. A valued contemporary tells us that At ? u-v instinctively and inveterately *f ? -? competence and success. That soun hardly reasonable, yet our contemp??1-' can point to a mass o( evidence. We w0 der Whether the mass will increase ?* diminu? after the war.