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"Why?" ?.-rus the excited Nation to \
President Wilson, Governor Coolidge et
al, who are urging policemen and others
to be loyal to the state. Why should a ?
soldier, why should anybody, bo loyal to
the state'.' exclaims this hectic radica!,
thirsting for revolution.
Fortunately, most people know bettor
than to waste time over such nonsense.
Loyalty to the state is an instinct of slow
growth, developed simultaneously with
the progress of modern nations, which
have alone made modern civilization and
democracy feasible. Why do we walk on
our hind legs? Why do we love our chil?
dren? Why do we b y th Ten Command?
ments? Because of such is that stream
of progress in which we dwell and by
which we have reached such enlighten?
ment and conscience and fair play as are
our good fortune and achievement.
Of cours?, the world might be better
if monkeys had walked only upon their
hand?, or if childrt n were kicked into full
growth, or the Ten Commandments were
revised by the Rand School. The world
might be better if nationality had never
come into being or were now aban?
doned for the sort of cat-and-dog
competition of loyalties which The Na?
tion and sundry other reformers of the
guild or soviet bent of mind would sub?
stitute. A return to the happy buc?
caneering days, of feudalism is what
those remoulders are urging?and it is a
pity they can't go off by themselves and
try it fer a while.
The rest of the world, as-Boston can
assure any one who is curious to know,
prefers a central state and a sufficiently
unified loyalty to make our complex
doings r\u\ smoothly and safely. But
why restate what every child not a
grownup and every grownup not a child
German Trade Plans
Germany, in suite of her domestic and
exterior difficulties, is losing no time in
preparing for the struggle from which
she expects the ultimate r?habilitation
of her worl I trade, 'i he German news?
papers, in their front-page editorial.;,
may wail that the peace treaty leaves
not. half a chance to German commerce
In the international market; but the
financial and economic sections and the
advertising pages give away the fact
that mobilization for what may turn out
the greatest and most desperate com?
mercial battle of ages is in full swing.
The general assumption is that Ger?
many, handicapped in the overseas field
which before the war was the land of
promise of G irman industrials, will con?
centrate with all her might on Russia
and the adjoining countries as well as
the Near East. There can be no doubt
that the Germans will, sooner or later,
begin an organized' trade offensive
against their Eastern neighbors. For
the timo being, it would appear, the
utter disorganization prevailing in* the
territory of the ?ormer Russian Empire
puts a damper on German ambitions in !
that direction. The search is for nearer, !
mor?? immediate prizes, and there are in?
dications that the new orientation will
be, to a considerable extent, toward
Before the war Germi ny occupied the
first place both as importer of goods into
Italy and n? abs? rber of Italian exports.
The "peaceful penetration" of Italian
finances by German capital also ad?
vanced to a disquieting degree It seems
that German enterprise, frying to ex?
ploit the conjunctures of the interna?
tional situation, is bent upon reestab?
lishing the prominent position held be?
fore the war by Germany in Italian
trade relations. Plenty of evidence to
this effect is offered by the general atti?
tude of the German press toward Italy.
Rather significant as an index of tier
man plans is the fact that on a single
page of export advertising, picked at
random from among #i-.- August issues
of tlie Vosxieche Zeitung, out of a total
of twenty-six items thirteen referred to
Italy, while four were concerned with
Switzerland, two each with Spain, South
America and Bebjium, and one each with
Russia, Poland and Holland.
Preparations for the renewed commer?
cial warfare are made with state encour?
agement and support. A characteristic
measure is the recent organization of a
central intelligence bureau within the
Foreign Office, charged with the double
task of disseminating facts about G< r
man industry and gathering, through its
representatives scattered all over the
world, foreign information for the bene?
fit of German manufacturers. In other
word*?, to use war-time phraseology, the
duties of the new organization, which
consolidates several bodies of a similar
purpose in the old imperial government,
will lie in the field of trade propaganda
and espionage. It will publish a special
news service which will be sent to all
German manufacturers and merchants
recommended by their local professional
associations. A scries of pamphlets con?
taining commercial information is also
being issued; a few, entitled "Jugo
? Slavia," "The Cotton Market During the
| War," "Italian Stock Companies in the
| Second Half of ?918," are already being
circulated, while one on the War Finance
Corporation of the United States, and an?
other un "The Organization of American
Export Trade," are forthcoming.
An interesting suggestion relating to
trade propaganda is made in the ?
Voesisehe Zeitung by Georg Paul Neu?
mann. Pointing to the extreme im?
portance of the shaping of public opinion |
?or the development of commercial in- |
tcrests, he urges that the government j
should organize an airplane newspaper j
delivery service to Holland, Denmark and |
Switzerland. The German morning ?
newspapers would thus reach cities like ?
.Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Zurich on
the same day, "and could undertake the
struggle against hostile influences with
the assurar.ee of success," Herr Neu?
mann hopes.
Thoughts on Agitators
Mayor Hylan's latest order will raise
many difficulties. City employes inclined
to be agitators are "to have their posi?
tions abolished in next year's budget."
Waiving the legal doubts, one comes at
oi#e to the question, Who are'the agita?
tors? The Mayor does not identify
them. Instead, he leaves room for
'hoTightful conjecture.
"I am informed that there are em?
ployes connected with the city service
who spend more time agitating and mak?
ing trouble than they do rendering ser?
vice for which the city pays them," says
the Mayor. Possibly this means the Non
Partisan Vigilance Committee, which is
agitating in the transit realm, making
trouble for Public Service Commissioner
Nixon and uttering Hearst-like phrases
ab? ut a plot to increase fares.
"Some of them seem to think that the
time they are on duty should be utilized
in reading newspapers or scheming for
selfish purposes, and give little consider?
ation to the work they are employed to
perform." the .Mayor continues. This
may include employes stationed at City
Hall who scan the? newspapers to see how
the Mayor's statements "got across" so
as to be able to report promptly; or it
may refer to the Mayor's chauffeur, car?
ried on the P. D. payroll as a "confiden?
tial investigator."
"T direct you to gi\e immediate atten?
tion to this class of employes and have
their positions abolished in next year's
budget. They should not be on the city
payrolls to stir up strife and trouble for
their employer?the people of the city,"
his honor a Ids. He puts all the male?
factors in one class and asks not merely
that they be removed from the payroll
but that their positions be abolished in
the 1920 budget! The only reason for
abolishing a (died position is that it is
unnecessary. What are these unneces?
sary positions and why are they not
abolished at once?
The "Scuttle" Theory
President Wilson show** signs of
weakening a little in his contention that
the Senate Foreign Relations Commit?
tee's reservations to the covenant are
mere surplusage, in dispatches from
San Diego he. was quoted as saying that
''some of these reservations amounted to
a declaration that the United States was
unwilling to assume the same obliga?
tions as those assumed by other mem?
bers ?if the league." In other dispatches
ho was reported as holding that the
Senate modifications seemed to aim at
upsetting the theory of equality among
the nations and at putting the United
States in a special position of privilege.
Unfortunately no sp?cifications were
given indicating the purpose of the reser?
vations to dodge responsibilities imposed
in the text of the covenant as submitted
to the Seriate. In what does the special
privilege status which the reservations
confer on the United States consist? The
| reservations coyer four points. By the
; first the United States asserts the right
to withdraw from the league on giving
: two years' notice. It is to act as sole
judge of the satisfaction of the condition,
laid ?Iowa in Article I, that all its inter?
national obligations and all its obliga?
tions under the covenant shall be ful- '
filled at the time of withdrawal. Does
this reservation give us a privileged
statu.-? Mr. Wilson himself has said
emphatically that it docs mot. He has
insisted that Article i was never intend?
ed in empower the bague to pass on the
fulfilment or non-fulfilment of any mem?
ber's obligations.
Reservation Two provides that the
United States shall not assume, under
Article X or ether article, obligations
? ? to war, to impose an economic
boy ?ut or to accept mandates, except by
action of Congress. Our Constitution
vests the right to declare war solely in
( ongress. We are claiming no special
privilege in pointing cut to the other
members of the league that any recom
mendation from the council dealing with
the aforesaid subjects must obtain the
approval of Congress before it becomes
1 ?tiding on the United States. Other na?
tions d?chire war in other ways. We
make no objection to their adhering to
their own constitutions in accepting rec?
ommendations from the council. ?Mr.
Wilson told the Senate Foreign Rela?
tions Committee that the present, draft
of the covenant imposed no legal obliga?
tion on this country to acquiesce in a
recommendation. And ho admitted that
Congress had the right to interpret the
moral obligation to acquiesce at the same
time that it ratified the treaty.
Reservation Three authorize? the
United Stntes to decide for itself what
questions are within its domestic juris?
diction, and enumerates various ques?
tions which it will not submit either to
arbitration or to the consideration of
the league of nations. Any other nation
is free to follow the samo course. Mr.
Wilson has denied ?emphatically that the
covenant, seeks to bring any domestic
questions whatever within the jurisdic?
tion of the league of nations. ?
The fourth reservation concerns the
Monroe Doctrine. This doctrine and its?
application by the United States are
exempted from challenge or inquiry by
the league. It may be argued that such
an exemption creates an inequality of
status between the United ?States and
other members of the league. We im?
pose a veto on European intervention in
American affairs, though the European
nations do not impose a veto on our
intervention in their affairs. Rut that is
a situation established by long standing
American precedents. The United States
is unwilling to change it and would enter ?
no league of nations if compelled to do
so. Moreover, according to Mr. Wilson's
repeated assertions, the Paris text of the
covenant fully recognizes and guaran?
tees the Monroe Doctrine.
If that is so, Europe has agreed in ad?
vance to a certain inequality of status,
and Reservation Four merely strengthens
and clarifies a concession freely made to
the United States at the peace confer?
Mr. Wilson's "special privilege" allu?
sions at San Diego were necessarily
nebulous. Were they reduced to definite
ness they would shatter the whole fabric
of his interpretation of the covenant to
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
at the conference in the White House on
August 19 last.
Shall Patrolmen and Firemen Marry ?
Of the letters received by Tin* Tribune
from patrolmen and firemen regarding
their living conditions at the existing
salary scale almost all come from mar?
ried men.
It is an acknowledged policy of the
Police and Fire departments to encour?
age the men of both services to marry.
The policy is .thoroughly sound. Mar?
riage brings an added sense of respon?
sibility, which is an aid to steadfastness
in duty, which in turn reacts to the very
great benefit of the city.
But in order to be effective this policy
needs the support of more than verbal
encouragement. In existing conditions
the married policeman or fireman finds
that his domestic responsibilities are dis?
tressing burdens. It cannot be other?
wise. The salary of a patrolman or a
fireman ranges from SI.200 to $1,650 .a
year. Two per cent of this amount is
deducted, in the case of the police, for
pension fund expenses. In both services
mandatory expenses make-? discouraging
inroads upon the stated income. Actu?
ally there are men in both services \vh >
are required to support their families
upon less than SI,000 a year. Even the.
men of the highest grades do not have
more than $1,500 a year with which to
meet the cost of maintaining their
The city cannot longer encourage
these men to accept the additional re?
sponsibilities of marriage unless it is
prepared to accept its own responsibility
to pay them vages which will support a
family. It is not only a question of
policy. There is a moral obligation in?
volved which should be still moro
Heroes Relax
-V. w York Tribuno
Paris Bureau
PAR-IP, Aug. 25.?Parisians who remain
in Paris?-there arc millions of them,
for never was the city so crowded
pet vicarious holiday pleasure i;. reading
of \more fortunate folks in the country.
There is Marshal Foch, tor instance, in
his beloved Brittany, dressed in serviceable
civilian homespun, carrying a carved stick
pi ven him by on?' of Ins "poilus," taking
his daily walks and adored by all the coun?
Schoolboys watch him with a sort of
breathless awe, and it is related that one
dared even to address him recently. The
great soldier stopped, smiled, and eng-age?]
the little fellow in conversation, while the
lad's "pals" gathered timidly around. Their
eyes were on the carved stick, and suddenly
on:; summoned courage to put a question.
"it's my weekday baton," said Foch,
laughingly. ''My Sunday baton is resting
in its case at headquarters. But it was
with this stick/' he went on, "that I
scratched out on the gravel at Doullens tho
plans of the last offensive."
And J offre?
Fapa JofTre i?* also on holiday, but Papa
JorTro has bis own way of taking it, and
a very pleasant way it is. lie and his
family are aboard the family houseboat.
Long ago the marshal himself directed ,t'*e
trau.-formation of a vessel which \\.\i\ car?
ried grain by the riverwaya into a house?
boat, and a thouughly good job he made
of it, as is his habit.
There is a spacnBus ar.d cheery dining
room, there are several bedrooms, and there
is a study for tho old soldier himself. All
these rooms have been charmingly fur?
nished, and there aro comfortable chairs
on the two bridges overhead, where the
victor of the Marne, Mme. Joffre and their
friends take their ease in the cool of the
Ko motor occupies space on the house?
boat. Two great Percherons draw the
floating villa from point to point of the
marshal's leisurely summer itinerary, aid
at each stopping place thero are greetings
to be exchanged between tho old hero and
the admiring country folk.
Saving Soles
(From The Indianapolis Nau-e)
It pays doubly to watch your step these
high-price shoes day?-.
The Showman: "HulloI You'd better be careful how you go to work
with that saw I" .
The Man-Up-the-Tree: "That's all right, mate. I don't care. It
ain't my tree!"
?From The Passing Show, London
Who Serve and Are Last
LetWSrs From Policemen and Firemen
The Deadly Parallel
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir:. Seeing the gallant support Unit yon
are giving the police and fireman in their
fig!.1 for ii living wage, T ?A'ould liko to sub?
mit the following facts and figures for publi?
cation in your newspaper. I will start with
the amount that is absolutely necessary for
the policeman to equip himself after being
appointed to t!io force, ami I will also show
that almost every article of equipment has
doubled in cost. These are the prices:
the war. To-day.
Winter overcoat. $27.50 $712.00
Winter blouse. 2-1.00 35.00
Winter trousers..... 6.00 10.00
rummer bluuso and
trousers . 32.00 27.00
Cap . 1.25 2.50
Winter gloves (pair1.. 1.50 ''.50
Summer gloves (dozen
pairs.). 3.00 6.00
Rubber coat. . 3.75 8.00
Rubber boots. 3.00 5.00
Rubbers. 1.50 2.75
I!? ?/olver . 12.00 19.00
'.'. listle.25 .35
Nippers.75 t.00
Nippers holder. .25 .35
Night stick. .75 1.35
Dress stick.95 1.50
Billy. .30 .50
Beit . .35 .05
.Cartridges (box). 1.25 2.75
Cartridge holder.. ..>. .'_'.'i ."5
Cap device.20 .30
Total.$1.00.40 $205.86
The following additional expenditures are
necessary for ilia maintenance of myself,
wife ami ?ix-year-old daughter:
Per year
Rent, per month.$36.00 $432.00
1- "i.l. per clay. 2.50 912.50
Gaa, per month . 3.00 36.00
Insurance, per month .. 8.00 96.00
Police Association dues,
per month *. 3.00 36.00
Two per cent of salary
fo pension fund. 33.00
Station house bedmaker
per month . 1.00 12.00
Station houso bootblack,
per month . 3.00 12.00
Station house bed linen,
p? r month . 3.09 12.00
Doctor bills and medi?
cines, p r month (.ap?
proximately) . 2.00 21.00
Meals whiie doing regu?
lar reserve which aro
not procurable at
home, 120 reserves a
year, two meals each
reserve of eight hours .30 SG.00
Clot ?i i it g, including
shoes . 250.00
Household expc mliturcs,
toilet articles, etc. ... 120.00
Replenishing parts of
uniform and equip?
ment . 50.00
Total .$2,061.00
This docs not include one article of fur?
niture nor one penny spent for recreation.
?While the police of this city will never
follow in the footsteps of the Boston police,
it is a well known fact among the members
of the department that if an increase in
salary is not ??ranted very soon the force will
be greatly demoralized by resignations, which
at the present time aro increasing at an
alarming rate.
The budget for 1920 will be compiled by
the end of this month, and an increase of
$350 ?3 asked for. If it is refused we will
demand it and then if that is of no avail it
is a certainty that*nearly 80 per cent of the
nun will tender their resignations to the
Police Commissioner. A PATROLMAN.
New York, Sept. 1!. 191f? '
Holding On to Character
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: J have a wife and child, and
my pay check is $49 on the 2d and 16th
of cae'i month. Since July, 1918, my
rent has been raised from $19 to $30
! a month. This leaves us with $68 a month
I to live on.
When 1 entered the Police Department ?
! went into debt. $300 t'> buy ?r.y equipment. 1
; have to pay my tailor $10 a month. This
? leaves me with $58 a month to pay run?
ning expenses for myself a.'id my wife ami
! child. Naturally wo have to fall back or.
our old friend, *.ho Morris Plan.
You can easily see how hard it is for a
man entering this job to hold his respect
and character by not taking everything that
is not tied down. A PATROLMAN.
New York, Sept. 10, 1919.
One Fireman** Budget
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Consider the case of the recruit
As a fireman enters the department he
receives for !ii3 first year's services $1,200.
Before he draws a penny of this he must
lay out the following sums. In two or
three years ho must duplicate this ex?
penditure :
As He Enters the Department
Flannel uni form._.. $25.00
Cloth uniform ............ :?7.00
Overcoat .,. 55.00
Shirt. 9.50
Blouse . 5.50
Summer cr.p. 2.50
W in : e r cap. 2.75
Turn-out pants . 2.50
Rubber boots. 7.75
Rubber coat. 8.50
Fire helmet . G.5?
Expenses After He Is a Member of the
Matron . $30.00
Department life insurance. 24.00
Rent . 360.00
Clothes . 160.00 j
Outside life insurance. 120.00
$694.00 |
One year's salary.$1,200.09 i
Expenses . 694.00
Six hundred and six dollars to live on for
one year, excluding all pleasures, leaving
about .?J5 or $20 for household expenses.
New York, Sept. 11, 1919. T. F.
A Cop's Temper
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: A policeman works under a law
j which requires him to do eight hours pa
! trol duty out of every twenty-four, with
? eight hours reservo duty (extra time after
patrol duty) after every, third tour of pa?
trol, except (.here is the joker) in an emer?
gency, wl?en he can be worked twenty-four
hours. Wo often work the twenty-four
hours, and most times when it la absolutely
Every time there is a parade every man is
on duty at it. This is the reason that
no one eeems to want to be a policeman
nowadays. Wo are at present about 1,000
short in New York City.
Some men work from 12 midnight un?
til 8 a. m., and are then sent to do parade
duty. They have not had any rest and have
not been able to get proper meals. They
are cranky. Why not'.' They are human
and need rest and proper food.
If a patrolman is working the 4 p. m. to
midnight tour and makes an arrest ho has
to be up next morning at 6 a. m. to go to
court with his prisoner. He gets off about
1 p. m. and reports back for duty at 4 p. in.
If he id blind or a coward, or looks the
other way?in fact, neglects his duty?he
gets his proper timo off. A patrolman who
makes an arrest during a midnight to 8 a.
m. tour is out of luck again. He has to
go to court at 9 o'clock and lose more valu?
able hours. If ho works from 8 a: m. to 4
p. m. and makes an arrest in the afternoon
ho loses his night off and spend*- it in the
night court.. Thus a patrolman is actually
punished for doing his duty. A COP.
New York, Sept. 11, 1?H9.
The Mechanical Player
To tho Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: In "The Yale Review" for July
Arthur Whiting writes about "The Me?
chanical Player," predicting its doom in
oblivion. "Art is a jealous and revengeful
mistress who," lie explains, "will riot tol?
erate mechanics in any form on hot do?
main." To mark Mr. Whiting as an in?
competent critic it is needless to go fur?
ther, but v/ould it not bo startling to hear
such a statement from a composer? Still,"
it is said in the contributors' column of
"The Review" that he is on". Writing with
that idea always in mind, i dare say
SchSenberg has little on him.
To any ono who gives the matter ?serious
consideration, however, Whiting's essay is
negligible, but to tho mass of unthinking
readers, probably already prejudiced, tho
effect will he decidedly harmful, confirm?
ing their erroneous opinions and retard?
ing the development of a really meritorious
invention. And in spite of the slight weight
of anything ? can say, it. at least give.-- satis?
faction to know that such .? biassed criti?
cism has not gone unanswered.
The Reproducing Instrument
I see little in the ordinary player piano
: myself, but enough cannot be said In favor
; of the reproducing instrument. My special
; interest in these machines originated in a
? dislike for concert halls, and, while I have
! a facility for manipulating the keyboard,
j like De Quincey I think that to the deep,
i voluptuous enjoyment of music absolute pas
siveness in the hearer is indispensable.
Nevertheless, much of tho pleasure I have
got from music has come from i ^ as?
sociation with other things, the glamour
with which it has bathed reminiscences, tho
flavor it has given books.
Rut in either case, before the invention
of th< player piano, to hear music as I
wished seemed possible only at prohibitive
C-xpense, only by employing the services
of a fine pianist. Rut that luxury which
only millionaires could afford was eclipsed
by this discovery of modern science, the
bugaboo of hyper-a? thetes. "
At public recitals the people and the
hall itself are distractions, and the pro?
gramme, which "convention arranges like
a dinner menu, can seldom be satisfying.
The concert hall is a compromise at hese,
but the expenso of even private recitals
makes it a necessary evil. To hear the
music one wants playea as ono wishes
is an unattainable bie'il there. Rue the
phonographic player obviates all difficulties.
Now we may hear Paderewski at his best,
er Hoffman, or Bauer, or Ornstein. They
will play whenever wo wish and whatever
we lui?.? ever?, better than in person.
Doubtless e\-<.-vy pianist has his Id? al
interpretations, but how often can he per?
form them? Seldom, except by means of
the reproducing piano, which permits a cor?
rected rendition.
Tram No Sickbed
Yet y.r. Whiting says that the reproduc?
tion lacks tho! vigor of the original, "ta If
the artist had left a sickbed." But, by the
very nature of the instrument, how can
it? Recalling Mr. Philip Hale's review
of Richard Buhlig's recital given at the
Copley Plaza in 1017, nt which a reproduc?
ing piano repeated the programme, this
p iragraph i s in,terc st ii.g:
"It was not easy to believe that there was
a mechanical reproduction. Tho impression
was made on the hearer that the pianist
".vas playing then and there. But there -.vas
vins paradoxical effect: There were al time;
!'. beauty of tone and a freedom In bravura
passages that were more apparent than in
the preceding performance of tho pianist.
In other words, when the records were
taken Mr. Buhlig was more in the vein than
he was last night."
As a further objection Mr. Whit rig
argues that (.and this is particularly em
vhasized, even iterated: "the dramatic ef?
fect of a -musical situation depends largely
ori the gamble in human fallibility, in the
excitement of uncertainty as to whether
the thing really can be pulled off."
One hesitates to comment on Buch "guff,"
the flatus of mental indigestion, but what's
the use after ti:iu:
"When the evanescent ?ubieties are re?
produced exactly (note "exactly''?, are
heard many times in absoluto repetition,
they become nothing less than a mockery
of art."
Raphael, Claude, Gainsborough, Monet,
?\Vhistler, you worked In vain!
Boston, Mass., Sept. 15, L9J .
Where "Nothing 'Happens'*
(From The St. Caul News)
Maplo Hill Kansas, Is the kind of town
where "nothing ever happens." Its popula?
tion is 250. City folk dash through such
places in their cars or glimpse them from
train windows and imagine exis ence as fiat
and dull and everlastingly commonplace for
those who dwell therein.
But a dark tale of death comes now from
Maple Hill. Three skeletons have btfen found
and damning evidence is brought up against
a man who lived there. The vj?age historian
bestirs bis memory "and revives the 1? gend of
*.n Indian battle on the sito of th > town be?
fore white men look possession; of killings
in later days when Maple Hill was a boom
town, wide open, and then a ranching centre.
Maple Hill ha1* not been so peaceful, after
all. Tragedy has stall ! h r in tho past
and black passions have held sway.
A four-corners is not merely the ?et' ag
for cheap vaudeville jokes. Wherever hu?
man souis are clustered all emotions are in
action: the heights and the depths are
Tho rural hamlet has its underworld, as
sinful and shadowy as that of Paris. It has
its saints, its heroes and its monsters.
Humanity in largo groups or in small is
anything end everything but dull.
A Week of Verm
Medical Officer's Qerk
(Prom Th+ YaU R0vi?m)
J ET me recall the Binglng and the __j
M-A Of the clear amber waters of the T?-*
Faring, from praty uplands of black ns *
Over gray boulders, while thi sahatn to?'
Wet curving silver bodies in the light? '
Tossing and tumbling in the frothing ^?u
Tumultuous, roaring weir. ... **
Iyet ?? ????te
In that h ige, clanking, and eternal traia
Over the prairies o' Dakota go
League after leagu? of level stainless gno?
Stretching unbroken under the low Bky
, World without end to all eternity?
Until desire and dream and all delight
i Drown to oblivion in a timeless white
i And never-ending wilderness, .
j Or let me ui?
: Again up the blue Bosporus, within bail
? Of many-fountained gardona r.f the rose
! Breathing out balm on every air that b!o?a
And minarets that ?-oar like Illy hliome
; About the shimmering white mushroom
' Of marble mosques in groves cf cypr??gSev
? Till I no more remember histories
i Of horror, or in drudgery and fre:
? Of endless days no longer quite forget
; The stars and singing waters and the snow
And how the roses of Arabia blow.
Sentry Go
1 rpRUE lad who shared the guard with m*
That night of whirling snow,
| What other nights have brought to you
; I shall not know.
I never even heard your name
And hardiy saw your face,
Yet you poured out your heart to me
As we kept pace.
I know not if you're living still,
1 Or fallen in the fight:
i But in my heart your heart is safe
i Till the Jast night.
Without Me
iFrom The Payan)
?^t7"0U think you can r?a away
A from love and tie
like a cow;.ni' -
' Just go away
without a word, without a sign,
and put continents between us
and croud me out of your life?
1 Oh, no!
j Such effort la as useless as despair.
! I will haunt your waking momenta
i until you seek ? ist, thirstily, in sleep.
[ Even then I ?..11 disturb you,
. torment you,
; till your soul cries out in agor.y.
But you will remain firm
an 1 strong
in your determination to have done'
forever with me. '
- And s ?you Journey from place te
1 ' ,: guilt ?? n 7-. pursued.
, But in the sol tudes of the wjlJernes*
?!??: will ? ear my voice,
: g
And in the glint o? ihc stars at rlgh
you will see my ej es,
chalk nging.
j And in the turbulence of seething cities
you v. 11 find my heart,
throbbing, poised, expectant.
And in time, broken spit
you will return to me.
It is as inevitable
as the turn of the tide. . . .
\ id r?
I will fling you beck,
as a fisherman fl ngs back a dead fish,
Blimy, spineless, storm-tossed, upon the
? shall not wan*, you
then -you weakling!
Chinese Drawings
(From Tha Nation)
She does not see the tea her servent bringi
I ? the garden.
Her bands have fai'en down from the in?
st rum er. t
? "?? ? was plaj ing.
But. the strings can still answer
'. ? a c? Id tingeos of autumn.
A Scholar
Having won hi* dip1.or:a
Ho rides a horse of air
Through ten miles of the color
Of apricot-blossoms.
A Philosopher
What though they conquer us?
in at most nine hundred years
: ome one will c mquer it.em.
A Boreeman
Beyond I im are many inlets curving
ant? n - mountains,
And o". the way a tei iple,
A.nd then t'a gold on the harness of hi?
Whose head an t foot are uplifted together.
But tho rider sits quiet n ?w,
As h? rides toward the shadow
Of the second willow.
The Splendid Memory
? - . . . i
?' all the that I have
i ,. ?' . '? 's l?s?i
And eager 1 out i of talking
From that alert bra n into thi?,
One of the lat it sights i ha I
Before I left my dreams be di I
is tho most sad, is the most glad
Of ail that mingle in my mind -
I saw them, small, triumphant, bright,
Crocuses in Hyde Park in serried lines ?
France, 1918.
?>.. .' ilari
IN BOM> Street ! meet marionettes
With flaxen hair and painted face?.
The war left men with wooden limbs
To imitate your airs and graces....
'Tis all a puppet-show of dolls?
The music wanes, the candle gutters.
Till the old showman packs them up
And seal, the box and locks the gutters.

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