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Your Last Chance to Register
Your polling place is open all day to?
day from 7 a. m. to 10:30 p. m., and it is
your last chance to register. "Unless
you take the ten minutes necessary to
register all your good intentions and fine
sentiments and anti-Bolshevism and pro
Americanism might as well be so much
mush. You will have deliberately re?
fused to help your country in the way
that alone can prevent Bolshevism and
keep America alive?lending the intel?
ligent, devoted aid of your citizenship.
A government by the people must be
run by the people or it perishes. It is
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Eleven Points Versus Twelve
The eleven points of the labor bloc in ?
the Washington conference meet twelve
points from the employers' bloc. The
two documents, are worth comparison to
search for parallelisms and divergences.
First, as to the agreements. The em?
ployed assert and the employers concede |
the right of labor to organize, to bar?
gain collectively and to strike. There is
agreement that the wage should be a
living one and that women should re?
ceive equal pay for equal work. As to
the closed shop, the employers oppose it
Und the employed do not demand ic. The
need of a settlement of disputes by
regular /?cans is recognized by both
The principal disagreements are that j
labor asks the flat eight-hour day, with
extra pay for overtime, while the em?
ployers hold the standard must vary;
in bargaining labor says jt should have
an unrestricted right to choose its rep?
resentatives, while the employers hold
they should not be required to meet out?
siders. With respect to settlements the
employers would have each concern set?
tle its own affairs, while labor would
have a national board for each great
Each programme contains declara?
tions concerning matters not mentioned
by the other, and the^e mutual omissions
indicate a great difference in spirit, but
formally the contradictory issues are
the eight sketched above.
It seems as if labor had scored in the
first inning of the argument. When a
factory appoints some one as its dele?
gate, brings in outsiders if it pleases, a
labor group may hardly be denied recip?
rocal freedom. As to conciliation, it would
seem dem? nstrated that only by nation?
al association can an individual em?
ployer reasonably hope to hold his own
against nation-wide labor organizations.
Moreover, the great advantages in gen?
eral settlements are manifest. As to
the flat eight-hour day, the employers,
of course, make the'stronger case, but it
is, of cours.?-, manifest that the labor
bloc do not actually demand a universal
eight-hour day. Half the labor of the
country works on farms, at particular
reasons toiling long hours. The most
fanatical labor unionist does not object
to eating wheat which would be lost
?'were the fields depopulated at 4:.'!0
o'clock when rain is imminent.
It is agreeable to note that Bolshe?
vism finds no countenance in the labor
programme. Not a hint of sovietism
and seizure is given. It is indicated
that the labor unionists recognize the
economic function of the capitalistic em
er. It it not pretended that by co
peration and elected industrial leaders
i.trial democracy as it is called)
? would be more for the employed.
! he objective of American labor is to
*peed up the management and then to
keep management's wages low. Many
years have been d< voted to elaborating
the technique of doing this.
The evils of trade unionism are
?rateable to its failure to perceive the
reality of the partnership between em?
ployer and the employed. The delusion
persists that wages are paid out o? cap?
ital and that the employer ha? an un?
limited profit store on which to draw.
Hence the tendency to multiply job* and
to hmit a worker's production. Hence
strikes. One ?peak? of strikes ugwinst an
employer, whereas a strike is and must
be 00 per cent against labor and but i"
per cent ajrairiKt capita!.
h?it this major evil, although referred'
to, receives no emphatic presentation in |
the pronunciamento of the employers.
They give the impression that a strike j
injures them chiefly, and as long as this ?
?S accepted doctrine it is probable strikes
will be recurrent. It should be possible j
to ??rive home a point which should ap?
pear in all industrial programmes?as
much in those of the employed as in
those of employers.
Make It Judge Rembaugh
In the 1st Judicial District, Borough i
of .Manhattan, Miss Bertha Rembaugh,
the first woman in New York State to :
iie nominated for judicial office by one
of the chief political parties, is a can- ;
didate for justice of the Municipal i
The women voters of New York are
to be congratulated on having available |
so excellent a representative in their
first considerable political venture, and j
the electorate of the 1st District, with- ;
out regard to sex, cannot do better than j
to confirm the nomination on Election |
Day. The justices of the Municipal \
Court number twenty-six, and in one- j
third of the cases a woman is either ;
plaintiff or defendant. There is no j
gender about the law, and Miss Rem
baugh's ideas of legality are those of
any sound practitioner at the bar; but ;
surely it is not unreasonable for women
to ask that one justice out of twenty- j
six be chosen from among them.
Miss Rembaugh is a woman of general
find special education, whose fitness for
judicial office will not be challenged.
She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College.
She took the. highest honors at the New
York University Law School, and has j
been in active practice in .this city since
1904. Even without making any allow?
ance for the retarding effect of preju?
dice on a woman's legal career, it may be
said that she has achieved in her fifteen
years of practice an enviable repute at.
the bar for integrity, for ability and for
professional knowledge and skill. Sho '
is easily first among the women lawyers j
of the state.
Miss Rembaugh has argued before the j
New York Court of Appeals and the |
New York Supreme Court, but a large j
part of her work has been with just such ?
small everyday cases as come before the j
Municipal Court?cases of eviction, wage j
collection, personal injury, etc. She has I
had an uncommonly wide expedience |
with people of many different origins, !
from pure American to Assyrian, and !
this, together with her experience of \
business acquired through Federal court |
receiverships, maVtes her specially well !
equipped to handle the business of the ?
.Miss Rembaugh is nominated on the i
Republican ticket, but her campaign is ?
being conducted by a non-partisan com- j
mittee of women. These women and ?
others distinguished and not distin- i
guished are working hard for success, j
and they should have every encourage- ]
ment from men as well as women citi- !
zens. Make it Judge Rembaugh.
The Modern Ambassador
"The great ambassador, like the great
pro-consul," remarks The Christian Sci?
ence Monitor, "departed with the com?
ing of the electric cable." Cur Boston j
neighbor is persuaded, therefore, that
Lord Grey, the new British Ambassador,
although his great gifts and eminent fit?
ness are acknowledged, will play no
Like many generalizations, the fore?
going one has more the appearance of
truth than an actuality.' For seventy
years this country had British am?
bassadors with no cable. And it has had
them seventy years with a cabio. And
the most influential British representa?
tive Washington has ever received
served during the cable period?James
Bryce. More than any other man he
induced Americans to see that a new
Croat Britain has come into being since
Bunker Hill, Lu tidy's Lane and the days
??.' the Alabama, and thus vitally con?
tributed to the advancement of one of
the major foreign policies of his country
?namely, hearty friendship between the
two English-speaking nations.
The modern ambassador is, of course,
not altogether the old one-- is not a Rad
cliffe, deciding ? great matters without
consultation. New circumstances re?
quire new methods. But, broadly speak?
ing, there never was a time when the
diplomatic function was more important
or made irrealer demands than now. Not
only must there be persuasiveness in
dealing with executive officials, but the
present-day diplomatist, despite his re
: straints, must find ways favorably to
interpret his country to Congress and
to the general public.
American influence in many places
would be greater than it is if we had not
: persisted in regarding the diplomatic
: establishment as pasture ground for
spoilsmen, dispatching men without
prestige or experience and commonly
without knowledge of even the. language
of the country whereto they went. Our
international relations are of increased
consequence, and there is need of a fun?
damental change of view with respect to
trie personnel of our diplomatic estab?
lishment. We must recruit for it our
ablest men. Make no mistake ?an am?
bassador is no moro messenger boy who
: The notion that secret diplomacy is
no more is, of course, sheer nonsense.
Never was the business of arranging
details more industriously carried on be
, hind closed doors than now. Witness the
quietude <?f Colcmel House and the Presi?
dent's fixed resolution not to reveal how
' he handled delicate matters. The pies
i once of a large press gallery, as wo
'. learned, is no guarantee of information.
; Lit lier the corresponden! is denied the
facts, or is used to spread the sort of
news thut the negotiators wish circu?
late!. The phrase of our Boston con
temporary comes trippingly from the
pen, but it hardly corresponds with the
Rescuing the Classics
Who are the real enemies of the
classics, those who oppose Greek and j
Latin as they have been taught, or their j
traditional friends, who have converted
their study into dullest, blindest of all j
educational grinds? President Neilson !
of Smith College has taken the latter ?
"The deadly enemy of the classics is |
not science or mathematics or modern :
literature or vocational utilitarianism;
it is linguistic fanaticism, the insistence
that no one shall enter those fair
domains save through the one door of
From this point of view the task of
those who reverence the classics is one
of salvage from a wreck rather than
protection against invaders. An ex?
ceedingly interesting account of an at- \
tempt at such salvage is given by Pro- j
fessor W. L. Grant, of Upper Canada j
College, Toronto, in The Bookman. \
Professor Grant (who is not a teacher of ?
the classics himself) plunges frankly
for the translations. He puts his own i
case first. In years gone by he obtained !
a "First Class at Oxford in Littera*
Humaniores." But he now turns not
to Euripides, but to Gilbert Murray and,
"in despite of Matthew Arnold and of ?
Bentley, I still maintain that Pope and
Chapman will give the average Cana- i
dian more idea of the width and wealth
of Homer than he wilUget by coifetru- ?
ing a few hundred lines of Ca?sar."
Profesor Grant holds that the ideal
goal of all study of Greek, for example
is Hellenism?neither conjugations, nor
the use of the aorist, nor prosody nor
vocabulary. Here is a high peak in hu- :
man history, the most splendid summit
of the past.
The difficulties of studying the classics
in translation are many. Good texts
are few, and not available in cheap edi
tions. In the curriculum established at j
Upper Canada College the course is
offered as an alternative to Latin and
is usually taken by "the weaker j
brethren." Vet, even so, extraordinary ?
success and interest are reported. And ;
what Professor (?rant has in view is a
far broader treatment, which would in?
vite the study of the language and the
study of authors in "snippets of the \
original,'' with a later reading of the
complete works in translation. Also,
by combining North's^ translation of
Plutarch's "Lives" with a Rood textbook
on ancient history, a new and living sub?
ject might be created out of one of the
driest in any curriculum, he argues.
Euripides, /-Eschylus, Virgil, Plato,
Thucydides?it is a rare feast which
can be spread forth in translation. Will
not the die-hards among our classicists
yield this much of ground to save their
What Every Idealist Must Feel
When argument is made against in?
dustrial disturbance the appeal is com?
monly to reason and to personal self
It is pointed out that as produc?
tion diminishes so must consumption;
that tho high cost of living is neces?
sarily aggravated by a small supply
of goods and can be effectively remedied
only by creating more.
It, is pointed out that in a country as
complicated and independent as ours a
month's stoppage of the railways or the
coal mines would bring starvation and
cold to millions; that a general tie-up
of industry would quickly mean appalling
universal misery. Russia, with u popu?
lation 85 per cent rural, and each family
and village self-sustaining, can get ajong
in a fashion with production halved, but
a country where every one is both buyer
and seller could not.
Such reasoning is, of course, sound
and can scarcely be too often repeated.
But man va net wholly a rational or a
selfish animal, and altruism, as well as
its contrary, may properly enlist in the
campaign against the present peril.
The cunning and tho strong might sur?
vive under a r?gime of disorder, a select
few might save themselves from its con
- sequences. The rule still holds that
i every man is his brother's keeper. The
idealist, the lover of his species, the man
' who looks beyond himself is not satis
; lied when others are miserable.
A call comes to every generous soul to
: do its utmost to prevent New York be
[ coming a Petrograd where famine
stalks. We struggle to keep the wolf
from our several doors, so doing we
fight also for others, particularly those
1 who toil with their hands. Certain pro
Bolshevist elements in this country pre?
tend to be liberals, progressives and
humanitarians. In fact, they are reac?
tionaries who would brinp; back the era
of tooth and claw, when brute force was
! the sole lawmaker.
Order and freedom under law, the
? great principles on which this govern
? ment was based, contribute to individ?
ual welfare, but the passionate devo?
tion they engender rests on deeper
foundations than selfishness. The most
pitiful thing about the Bolshevist -
minded is their gross moral inadequacy,
i heir cold and heartless contempt for
the fate of men. Besotted bigots, they
are the intellectual descendants of that
| monarch who said he would have his
dominion a desert rather than have it
' contain one. heretic. Or, to take a more
modern example, they echo the I'rus
'I'-ian profen-Bors who taught that the
possessor of force ?3 under no restraint,
- ( ither divine or human, in its exercise.
There are some doctrines with which
'here can be no compromise, which must
! be uprooted, trunk and branch; and Bol
? shevism is one of them.
A Good Reason
(From Tht l'iimii Journal)
Oiii'u thoro wan a town that had no street
railway troubles. H had no street railway.
The Conning Tower
Police Court Anthology
1 didn't like to bring my son to court
Any moro than the next man would, Your
And so I stood a lot, but finally
J felt that it must stop, and brought him
Ever since William has been twenty-one
He's treated me like dirt.
His mother sides right with him, too. It's
When you have woTked for twenty years to
A place you can call home, and then to have
Your own blood turn against you.
I have some poultry, Judge.
1 kept them in a shed, in my back yard.
And had a chicken wire fence around it.
When 1 came home one night I found the
Torn down. The chickens were all running
And William, here, was building a garage,
For his new Ford, against the. chicken house.
1 told him that he'd have to st?p, and he
Told me to keep my mouth shut, or he'd
Your Honor, there is more to this trouble
Than my father has told you.
It started four years ago
When father stood up for Germany ?o the
My brother John, and mother, and myself
Used to have arguments with him at every
He saw that he was bested, and got sore,
And took to abusing mother.
I've heard him threaten her, Your Honor,
So John and I told him to let her be
Or he'd have us to deal with.
She's scared to death of him,
But he is just as much afraid of us,
fie took to brooding, and he saw his chance,
When 1 began to build in the back yard,
To bring mc here for trespassing.
If. G., Jr.
"The sooner the story gets ofT the front
pages and on the back pages," said T>r. Gray
son, "flic more satisfied we will bo." Well,
we submitted the following agate paragraph
for "Briefs," but the City Ed. said he hadn't
room for it :
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.?T, W. Wilson, a
government employe, who lias been 111, is
Improving, according to lus physician, Dr. ?'.
The Vanishing Volumes
Sir: Unless ho. lost it in Prance, Wait Holmn
hau a copy of Gleeson White's "Ballades and lton
1 know be has it. T oui?ht to know. I lent it
Six years ago.
Our thanks to the owners of "Ballades and
Rondeaus," who have offered us their copies.
We have ours, but wished to give one to a
contnib who writes to know the rules and
bylaws of the fettered forms.
It is the conviction of many that the mild?
ness of the "mild" reservations is ethereal
mildness. What i.s needed, they are con?
vinced, is the mildness of a mild cigar.
Hymns of Hate
Had I a brick I'd surely shove it
At her who bleats, "Oh, don't you love it?"
But I hold even more deplorable
The flapper's "Oh, it's too adorable!"
S. 0. S.
i From a Two-year-old.)
My daddy makes me see things red; he
Always declares, "It's time for 'beddy.' "
My grandpa makes me want to fight; he
(iocs tiptoeing out with "Nightie-nightie."
And then there's auntie, an awful lady
Who shows me off with "Shake-a-dady."
Hut worse than anything that's said, is
-"Be good, 'ittle boy, and take 'oor medis."
A .M BRUS F G.
Please take this guy and let him cook.
Who starts his sentences with "Look."
It. II. T.
Vicarious proofreading is precarious work.
We wrote "The Vicarious Rational (?ame."
We wir?' at home ami asleep when the first
edition was issued; so not until morning ?lid
we know that the linotyper, the proofroom
offering no objection, made it "The Pre
: carious National Game."
It i.-; hoped that one of the first passengers
on the new Ford line, of steamers to America
will be Benedict Arnold, the w. k. author
i ?if "The Old Wives' Tale," "Clayhanger," etc.
The strike of the Laundrymen we view
with trepidation, hut if fin; Shirt Pin-stick
; ers' Union walks out in sympathy much will
It. is too much trouhle to write the whole
thing, but one of the lines might, he "Need
; a body kill a, body, comin' thro' the riot?"
The decision to take over the Greenpoint
plant was made after recommendations had
been submitted both by profiteers of the
University and by the Superintendents of
Buildings ?if all' the borough:; of Greater
New York, Brooklyn Eagle.
oh, that predacious faculty!
Suggested* Caption: Weighting nt the Church
[From the New York Commercial]
Announcement ?a* the wedding of Mr.
Frederick William Lupton, manager of
the Thatcher Medicino Co., of Chat?
tanooga, Tenn., to Mis:? Emmy Ora
Thomas, has bean made. The eere
i mony will take place on Oct. 22 at
56 cents a pound f. o. b. New York.
i Even seclusion has its nuances.
West 110th Street is advertised a
; outside room; almost private bath."
We knew it, we know it. "Mrs. WBson als.)
continues to read light prose and poetry to
i Thanks for the ad.
F. P. A.
Berlin 's Musical Boom
By William C. Dreher
Berlin Correspondent of The Tribune
BERLIN, Sept. 8.?Berlin is on a great i
"musical boom," as a competent au?
thority said to me to-day. I was try- j
ing to buy a season ticket to the ten Nikisch '
concerts of next winter. Several weeks ago I !
had gone to the regular place of sale, but was
i told that new buyers could be accomrao- ,
dated only after September 13. So to-day, ,
congratulating myself inwardly upon my !
fore-thoughtedr.ess, I went to the director ?
himself of the agency that manages the
concerts and told him with a contldent air
what I wanted. He looketl doubtfully at
me and told me he feared that I was too
late. Then a few word? through the tele?
phone, and he reported: "Every seat
Then the Herr Direktor launched out in
| to a disquisition upon the aforesaid !
i "musical boom." "There has never been '
j such a demand for seats at concerts," he
began, "and there has never been such a
' rush of concert-givers to get their dates
arranged in good time.' There ?3 not a
vacant evening left at any of the concert
j hulls of Berlin till the end of the season \
next spring. Come with me and I will
show you," and he led me to an adjacent
room, where he had the young woman who ;
| manages these details f-iks down several :
; large atlas-like volumes, containing the
I concert arrangements for the season.
! Every page was filicd, every date occupied.
I "The few vacant spaces that are not marked !
! with concerts," added the director, "are ;
taken by other managers; wo are not quite
j the only managers, you may know."
? Houses Sold Out !
"The musical season in Berlin," remarked
: the director as we walked back to his
I office, "began this year at the beginning
I of .September, whereas in former years it
began in the middle of October. You may
take that as evidence of the great musical
interest here. And we hear that the same
thing prevails at all musical centres in
Germany. Things have been moving in
that direction for the past three years;
i but this year promises to prove the highest
j point yet reached in Germany's musical
i life. Our Philharmonic Orchestra has not
a single free evening this winter."
"At the Opera, too," went on the direc
? tor, "it is next to impossible to buy a
i seat. The house is sold out at almost
! every performance. At the Charlottenburg
Opera?which does not rank with the
Berlin Opera, formerly called the Royal
Opera- you cannot buy u subscription
I 1 pointed to the kino rago and the evi
? deuces of a deterioration of public taste
complained of in the press as shown in
I the kino business. "All that is true
I enough for the people who attend kino
? shows," was the answer, "but we see no
j evidences whatever in concert life of any
i lowering of taste." Then he reached for
' another book and went through the Ni
; kisch and W?ingartner programmes of the
i past season, also supplied me with a
j sketch of the forthcoming programmes, and
certainly there was no indication in these
that the musical public was calling for
anything but the very best compositions.
But Profits Poor
I I asked about the financial side of the
' musical business at present. The answer
I was that the costs of keeping am orchestra
had about doubled, whereas the prices of
tickets had not risen in nearly the same
proportion.. Hence, the director was not
wholly satisfied with financial results,
i To the Editor of The Tribune.
SIR: It seems time for all authoritative
newspapers to speak out, frankly and
fearlessly, of the grave danger to the
! state that may result from the inertness of
the American middle class.
As things now stand, a large majority of
orderly citizens is being victimized and
; mocked at by three different groups. Of
these the first, and, for the nonce, the most
oppressive, are the organized handworkers.
From the intrenchments of their unions they
assail US, day by day and week by week,
with ruthless calls for shorter hours and
higlu-r pay. A second group- the trusts?
are raising prices beyond reason or endur?
ance. Between these, like mean, ravening,
squalid jackals, are hosts of landlords without
hearts or consciences; unscrupulous retailors;
; vile, useless middlemen; all profiteers, who,
though not strictly organized, are held to?
gether by the bonds of selfish interest.
It. is quite useless for the victims of these
groups, to enter protests against this or that
ileop wrong. If they kick against the mon?
strous price of meat, or milk, or drugs, they
get shrugs or jeers. The landlord laughs.
The butcher refers you to the packers. The
packers talk of the high cost of feed and
labor. The milk dealers all give, you specious
arguments. And, in the end, we pay, because
we have to pay.
The chief cause of our absurd and wretched
impotence is plain enough. We are impotent,
of course, because we are still unorganized.
The middle elass means little to the Senate
m- tiie House of Representatives. The middle
class means only scattered units. Millions on
millions, to be sure, hut only units.
Seven months ago or more, in a brief essay
s-rhich appeared in "The North American
Review." under the titl?- of "The Intermediate
Millions," I took the liberty of outlining
some suggestions for the formation, first,
! of a number of autonomous leagues for self
defence, roughly modelled on the Actors'
Equity Association, and later on, of a federa
! tion of those leagues, as a shield and bill?
] wark against those who wrong the people.
. I pointed out what should have been self
evident, that, while tin- midillu class remained
; unorganized it would go on being kicked un?l
gouged and swindled, as il is to-day, by truc
' ulent "labor" men, so-called; by unscrupulous
| profiteers and "gentlemcn'a combinations."
Above all, I laid stress upon the fait which
| is still a fact that all our tyrants put to
I get her formed a minority.
| If we wish God to help us, we must help
though the increased attendance partly
made up for the extra expense of giving
The musical season began here on the
5th with a concert by Vecsey?his first ap?
pearance, I believe, since the death of
his father last winter. He had a sold-out
house in the big Philharmonie, which he
aroused to boundless enthusiasm.
Already it may be said that westward the
musical stars take their course. Claire
Dux, Swiss by birth and German by mar?
riage, who ranks as easily the foremost
soprano of Germany, leaves in October for
an American tour; and Jadlowker, the Ber?
lin tenor, leaves a month later on a similar
errand. I understand that American in?
quiries are also coming in for instru?
mentalists, especially for violinists. A
number of promising young players on
various instruments have come to the front
within the years when musical news was
quite bottled up in warring Germany; and
I am told that some of these will be heard
from in due time.
Singing talent has ?ilso been develop'ng
of which little or nothing has been hoard
in America. In May, at one of the Wein
gartncr series of concerts. I was greatly
pleased with the singing of Frau Sigrid
Onegin, who possesses a remarkably rich,
velvety alto voice; and now I learn that
although she was wholly unknown iri Ber?
lin two years ago, she already ranks as
one of the two greatest altos of Germany,
along with Fr?ulein Emmi Leissner, of the
Berlin Opera. A big career is predicted
for her. It is also predicted that th??
Atlantic will not keep her in Europe many
years. She is n German, despite her out?
landish pounding name. She gets that,
by the way, through marriage to a Russian
prince of the house of LvotT, though Bhe
never parades the fact that she is a
I princess. She lived at Stuttgart, and is
connected with the opera there, and also
: with the Munich Opera.
Some Familiar Mames
Julia Gulp, who is well known on the
American concert stage, an?l who formerly
j made her homo in a Berlin suburb, has
recently had a little revolution of her own
-- in her marital life. About two months
ago she got a divorce from her husband,
who was an engineer of the name of Mor?
ten, and since then she has married a tex
tile manufacturer of Reichenberg, in Ger?
man Bohemia, whose name is Gmsk? ;?
makes her home now in that city, but will
continue her concert work on a reduced
scale, confining her appearances to a few
of the larger cities.
Coenraad V. Bos, who was her accompanist
on her American tours, is now afloat Cor
New York, having gone upon th?' invitation
of Frieda Hempel to act as her accom?
panist. He hail difficulties at first in gel
ting permission to enter America,
the fact that he is a Hollander, and not a
German. The fact that his wife is Ger?
man seemed to somebody in authoritj to
be sufficient ground for excluding him; but
' later that difficulty was removed In some
Nikisch, who remains a Btcady favorite
' with Berlin concertgoers, is now cele
: brating his twenty-fifth year as conductor
of the Philharmonic concerts. During the
: long period mentioned, he never missed a
I Berlin appointment his home is in Leip
j ?jig?until last spring, when a strike ut
Leipzig prevented his getting here.
i ourselves. Once convince our deaf and cal
; lous Federal legislators, our state Senators,
i our state Representatives and municipal au
I thorities that we are able to enforce our
plea tor justice by joint action at. the polls
? and elsewhere, and our protests will !>?? very
1 soon responded to.
To reach our goal, though, we must act,
not dream. And, to begin with, we must be
prepared to sacrifice some time, some ease
and comfort. And we should organize at
. once not wait and wait. Some efforts have
been made, as we know, already. The actor?.
teachers, certain group., of writers, the bar.?
clerks, have begun to organize. Unhappily,
; for lack of light and leading, the luck of a
: plain centralizing plan, the lack of fore
' sight, the actors and the teachers, Iik<; some
; writers, were compelled, or have believed they
' were compelled, to throw in their lot with the
agrressive "labor" unions.
In theory, we all sympathize with labor.
j For, rich and poor, all real Americans are
laborers. But is the brainworker less worthy
; than the mere handworker? And are the
saleslady, the clerk, the struggling store cm
! ploye, the devoted doctor, the poor artist
' and the writer for a newspaper not just as
? human as the plumber and the carpenter"
Four millions or live millions of mechanics,
> with the big trusts and the viie retail proiit
[ eers, and latterly the farmers and the farm
I hands, arc now dictating to the real ami help?
less masses. And the other millions, which
include most of the brainworkers, stand still
; and groan or bleat, like Jittle lambs.
CHARLES HENRY MF.I.TZFR.
New York, Oct. 1, 1019.
/n Oar Town
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: There is one page in the Sunday
Tribune that gives an old New Yorker a
great deal otm enjoyment every week, und
that is "In Our Town."
1 thought I knew every nook and angle
of this village, but it seems your stuff are
ferreting out now and interesting bits
Las' week I liked the Bowery bit very
much, and the article on "East Broadway
Park" was certainly ?irawa by a sharp-eyed
j reporter. Any one who has passe.) through
this park will be struck anew with the
various and multitudinous life that this bit
of green holds.
1 hope the page will go on uncovering
j the other sections an?! quarters of the city
?n similar striking fashion. Our city needs
I rediscovering, it seems to me, especially to
I New Yorkers. CHARLES ROMM.
New York City, Oct. 7, 1919.
An Open Letter to
From The Re>
?,HE country wants the treaty n
and is tired of de!ny ;
is all in. There are no Be? ftrKu.
ments to be heard. Senators who ?era
undecided at first have had ample t;m(. ja
reach a decision.
The treaty cannot be ratified unless th?
act of ratification embodies r?serva ,
safeguarding our country in eerUin m?v
ters of vital concern to its permanent ?**??
fare. To euch r?serv?t ions, 'nv. ;r
moderate a form that the acquiesce**-?? 0f
the other powers of tba ?ro? d raa> h?
counted on as a certainty, a -trong grog?
of Republican Senators hi.* lt,m_
mitted. The President ha- I
ocally expressed his appro
stance. II..-; opposi. ?
being embodied in the ar: . f i
Your present position appear- . be ;h?|
of a stubborn adherer.?-,-.
But it will evidently be Tj-,
Republican, Senators wti i have liownj the
firmness of their convict ? .-nding
out against change-* that i| the
treaty are equal!} ? ?
tion that the treaty shall ??
our country's honor ?? ,
!-. Intimidated by the thi
; ?on of rea bring
with it the rejection of th< * ,
Administrate n ;'? ?? i
f ise a rat
?:. v, ho pi op . . ,.?
--. re< k ing t he I real .
president Wilsons - neun ? | upen
you, and upon the De tors of
whom you are the leadii nan ig
this great emergency, a ? respes?
sibility. It is impossible, and wl ! obviens*
! ly for a considerable , si
possible, for him to take . si tv?
? dation. It i -i well 11 I l try *? ?
not rushed Into a pr?
tho treaty; but further d? ? ?
only useless but dangerous It ?*< .*
dangerous as pro ?nj ng
certaintj ai : distui banci
world, and would be
perilling the adopt Ion of tl
It is in your power to ? i
delay. *i ou h.?-, e only I ?
of ratification upon
Republican n ?ervatiot ist
l.'i-, ?? show n * he sincerity ?
put the treaty throug
against the leader? o1
propos tlon thai i od? i da
you afford t?? - pui n I
? of imperilling; the
prolong delay and maki
tion doubtf .1 by ? ont il
their moderate and rea
i ?-epting them you can n
tlon certain and i lake It pn ? n
i \ ?mir choice '.'
i,, ?' , Editor of ; ?.c ? i ?
Sir : PIi
sppri ' your kindi
mj - ti?** ,-; critic *m, In
i , ? ? i
The rea- on or tl
that It would not appea
pci onal pub
? v has bei
that of tho partj ?
be ? ount? I i mot her i ? t
! did not ? xpei I that
me, for Paul ga' s out a * i
-, ion when I e aid : "B< W
p? ; ! well
Borne of i he - I
and I now know, thai I? I
to ' nd that some otl era '
? orth w hile for j ou I
Republican policy 100
j "?i are not culled upi
to an artist, hi
and let him nmui e, at the i
policies, certa in one - wl
situation than i;*, '. re
cently in a Montcl
preacher, but now ti
?n one of oui -
the United States Senat
tocracy and government bj k
go," a very encourag i ?.?
Gladston?. aai?l that "tl tf
the most wonderful work ?-??
a given time by th<- brain and ?*
man," but 1 o** full well that 1
read "The World" foi theii
look for Ding's ca? tool
in a graphic way are the
shouting ?a the top or
the league of nations, *
brought ov? r '?-.. the 1' ar out
shines the Constitution; meml
world'a council ? nd i
States Senators ore tl ? ?
They woul I pi obal
coi ection with the !
mon because it would
\\ hati ver the coi
I to the mirth of a
-- the war to ha^ -
Over Ai:" along; with "1 I
i will not a.*>jume ar-.;.- indu
? aluable space t ?> ansvi ? ?
critics of "G. A. \Y .'* much as I ?he ?
? o do so, but I m ? ..*?
for his n sourcefu
? . -.. 7 to he'.ii !
. I :.- pan
to just aboui tint
t ? ??? I ai ? ?unter attai I '
crypt.c interpretation, thej * *
mouthful of nu-.iu'.-.. What
Thanking you for your court ad '?*"
suring you of my hearty IU]
your work for nationalism, | ?*??
to sign myself, GEORGE A WARD?
Montclair, M. J , Oct. 7, I
."' ?m 7 he ! ?? # . i
Undoubtedly the o? rung - ma??*-*.
a man a better citizen and lesa i
listen to syndicalist agitation. Of *
the home owner may he tempted I?1 i?*-*" *
paint store or level a pistol it .? plaitM**?*
and force him to work for wages a email
proprietor can pay. *