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rtret le Last?th? Truth t Newa?Edl torlali?Adrertleeieenta Member of the Audit Bureau of C!rculeu??ne ??=!??, '. , ? , eta t ? . ? ,i. .il.? MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24. J919. f ' ...........-a Owned Md publish??? dally by New York Tribun? tut. ? New York Corporation. Onlen Xleid. Presi? dent : Q. Vernor ltocvn, Ylco-rreeldent; Helen Ro?ew Held, Secretary; F. A. Buter. Treasurer. Address Tribune Building. 154 Naseau Street. New Tort Telephon*. Beekmea sooo. BimSCIUI-TlON BATBS?By MAtU including Postage. IN TllB INITED STATES AND CANADA: One Sli One Year. Mon the. Month. Dally anil Sund?.$10.?'0 $5.00 $1.00 Dell* only . 8.00 4.00 .75 Hunde* only . 3.00 1.50 .$0 Surniay only, Canada. 6.00 8.?S .55 FOREIGN RATES Dally end Sunday.$20.00 $18.80 $?.40 Daily only . 17.40 8.70 1.45 Sunday only . 0.73 6.12 .38 Entered at the I'ovnfjv.? at New York ee Second Class Mali Matter GUARANTEE Yen Na piirehsje merchandise advertised In THE TRIBUNE with absolut* safety?for If dlttetlsfac tie? result? In any cese THE TRIBUNE guarantees to pay your money back upon request. No red tape. No quibbling. We make toed promptly If the advertiser does not. MEMRER OF TTTB ASStKIATED PRESS The Assnolated Press Is exrlualrely entitled to the ue* for repttbllcation of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also the local news of spontaneous origin published herein. All rlghta of repubiiretlon of all oth? matter herein are also reserved. Still a Going Concern That the Senate reservations, If adopted, will destroy the league of nations as a going concern is a base? less charge. The league will remain a going concern whether the United States ratifies the treaty uncondi? tionally or with the reservations. The peace conference adopted this resolution defining the purpose of the league of nations: (a) It is essential to the maint?3 nancc of the world settlement, which the associated nations are now met to establish, that a league of nations be created to promote international cooperation to insure the fulfillment of accepted international obligations and to provide safeguards against war. (b) This league should be treated as an integral part of the general treaty of peace, and should be open to every civilized nation which can be relied on to promote its objects. (c) The members of the league should periodically meet in interna? tional conference and should have a permanent organization and secre? tariat to carry on the business of the league in the intervals between the conferences. None of these purposes is thwart? ed by the Senate reservations. The league would still function without hindrance. The reservations do not affect these essential activities: 1. The council and assembly will constitute a permanent organization to promote international cooperation to preserve the peace of the world. There will be periodic meetings at which the concerns of the world will be discussed and friction between nations may be allayed. 2. The council may submit plans for the reduction of armaments. The Senate's reservation on this sub? ject deals only with an emergency increase after the acceptance of a j reduction plan, without first getting ! the consent of the council. :;. The principle of joint action to preserve the territorial integrity and | political independence of members of the league is unimpaired. The United States merely stipulates that Congress must approve a recommen? dation of the council in each instance before it becomes effective. 4. Members of the league agree to submit differences between them to arbitration or to inquiry by the council. In no case will they go to war until three months after an award by arbitrators on a decision by the council. Untouched by the reservations. , 5. The council is to institute a permanent court of international justice, presumably with larger powers and greater prestige than the Hague court of arbitration. In? ternational law may be clarified and developed under the auspices of the league. Untouched by the reserva? tions. 6. Members agree to submit to arbitration disputes of an interna? tional character which cannot be settled by diplomacy. The Senate reservations merely exclude from the category of disputes to be sub? mitted questions which the United States holds to be domestic or which may arise under our interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine. 7. The league retains power to discipline states which refuse to ac? cept judgments of the council or the assembly. The Senate reservations consent to the application of the eco? nomic boycott except as against na? tionals of an offending state residing in the United States or in some other country than their own. As to military pressure, the Senate stipu? lates that Congress must be free to decide in each case if it is to be ap? plied by the United States, and how. 8. Open diplomacy is provided for by the requirement that every treaty or international engagement entered into shall be registered with the league secretariat and published. Members also agree to abrogate all obligations among themselves incon? sistent with the terms of the cove? nant Untouched by the reserva? tions. 9. The mandatary principle of dealing with backward peoples is ac? cepted. 10. International cooperation for the bfttirinent of labor conditions rnd other humanitarian purposes is authorized The Senate simply re ?nrr*a the rlffct to reg?lalo oar par- j ticipation in these efforts by act of Congress, 11. The international commissions to carry the terms of the treaty into effect?some of them under the league and others outside it?may be appointed and set to work. The Senate's reservations relate to con? trol by Congress of the method of appointing American representa? tives on these commissions. They also require the assent of Congress to any regulation of German trade with the United States. Taken all in all, the reservations do not wreck the covenant in any senBe. Its heart has not been "cut out." It can do without any material obstruction the work which the con? ference sketched out for it. The reservations merely remove certain ambiguities and excrescences on the original plan which the Senate finds inimical to the best interests of the United States. The Real and Its Substitute Said Clemenceau in a speech to the French Chamber of Deputies in December, 1918: "If Great Britain, America, France and Italy had agreed to say that ?whoever attacked one of them would be attacking the whole world, this atrocious war would not have occurred. "The system of alliances, -which I do not renounce, shall be my guid? ing thought at the conferenco if your confidence sends me to it, so that there can bo no separation in peace of the four powers which have fought side by side." The union of the four powers, or at least of the three most powerful of them, is still the basic condition of any league of peace in this gen? eration. This fact has been ob? scured by the attempt of the Presi? dent to found the league on another principle and by his neglect to press the treaty for the association of Great Britain, France and the United States; and further ob? scured by debate in Washington over secondary matters. But Clemenceau rang the bell of truth, and time has shown it. It is of relatively small conse- i quence whether a decorative league ? is set up by a covenant whose exact meanings it is difficult to find two ? men to agree about; it is of su? preme importance to have a close union of peace guardians. Let no j one proclaim allegiance to the peace project or boast that he is a ; friend of future tranquillity who would not keep together the part? ners brought together by necessity and whose sacred alliance was cemented by mutual sacrifice. At most the covenant takes but a halting step toward organizing the v.orld for peace. Indeed, if occur-1 rer.ccs of the last six months give i a sign, the debates of the council ? and the assembly, like those of i our Senate, may make for discord ; rather than for harmony. Such being the case, why is the Admin- ? istration and Mr. Taft's organiza- ? tion so little interested in the real j league which is offered and which Great Britain and France have already joined? Good Morals and Bad Mentals Among the contributions of $100, 000 to the slush fund of the Com- j munist party checks totaling $11,000 ; signed by Rose Pastor Stokes are , repoi-ted. The name of the payee ! was left blank, and thus no precau? tion was taken to prevent the money being used to purchase dynamite or arms or to hire mercenaries to com? mit murder. Nor in the attempt to conceal the contributions is there compliance with the spirit of the statute which requires that gifts to political committees be reported. The case of Mrs. Stokes, not dif? fering much from those whose names have been withheld, is illus? trative of a disease that afflicts parlor Bolsheviki. Why some agi? tators are busy is no mystery. They make their living out of agitation and their ego is such that publicity and a chance to spout are a sweet savor to their nostrils. But why is there support of them by secret be stowers of larges* * It will be conceded that the mo? tives of the givers are good?that they mean benefit, not harm, to their fellow creatures. Mrs. Stokes, for example, doubtless wishes to make \ the world better. Vanity to some ; degree may push her on, but her pur '; pose cannot be rated as selfish. There is heroism in abandoning a i life of ease to participate in a move 1 ment which has put her under the shadow of a penitentiary sentence. She and her class do not conceive of themselves as enemies of the race. What, then, is the cause of the , perversion? Because under modern conditions a certain number of per ! sons are better educated in their i moralities than in their intellectuals. j Members of the human family are i prone to be more cultured in heads ; than in hearts?to know better than j they do. Religion struggles to ele ; vate moral natures to the levels of ! mental natures?to induce men and ! women to obey conscience. But with I some equilibrium swings the other i way, and there is greater willing? ness to yield to inner voices which appeal to conscience than to ascer? tain whether the message comes from God or the devil. Parlor Bolsheviki are victims, one ; may say, of moral hypertrophy, as i ordinary criminals are of moral ! atrophy. They suffer from inhar? monious development They do not realize that it is as necessary to think straight as to feel right. So they become fools, and, with the best intent, do exceedingly ill. There should be some special Insti? tution to which the parlor Bolshevik could be sent to be educated. We have the penitentiaries for those whose morals are decadent, but we do nothing In a definite way to en? large the mental horizon of those who blandly ignore the fact that what counts is not what a person in? tends, but the natural consequences of his acts. Mr. Lodge's Personal Proposal In his statement expressing a de? sire for the American people to pass next year on the reasonableness and the propriety of the Lodge reserva? tions Senator Lodge ignores the fact that such a submission would mean a postponement of final action for a year. The proposal thus seems im? practicable, no matter what its abstract. Senators Borah and Reed, it will be recalled, asked for a plebiscite, being willing to "go to the bat" in defense of their ideas, but it was voted down by the Senate and is not backed by any considerable public demand. It may be assumed that neither the Senate nor the public j has changed its mind. With respect j to the treaty, the people are to be ! rated as satisfied with representa? tive government. The Lodge proposal is likewise of doubtful value, because to have the reservations a campaign issue would '' distract attention from other ques- I tions pressing for solution. More- ! over, there is an honest desire to j consider foreign relations with a3 i much disassociation from partisan politics as is possible. It would be impossible to keep partyism out of the discussion if the treaty were thrown into next year's campaign. Therefore Senator Lodge's per- j sonal suggestion is not likely to be j accepted, and it is to be feared that ? its net effect will be to encourage the. ? Senator's critics to charge that he thinks in terms of politics rather J than of patriotism. Already a halloo j to this effect is heard. The Problem of Asia Optimists who expected from the i peace conference an inauguration by international protocol of heaven j on earth, begin to realize in sorrow j that the disbandment? of that august ; body, now drawing near, leaves Europe disorganized. Yet, grave as are the problems of Europe, behind them looms the j gigantic figure of Asia awakening from a thousand years of lethargy ?eight hundred million people?ar? ticulating a demand for what a little man with a big mustache and big? ger helmet called "a place in the sun." Europeans and Americans are wont to consider the problems of Asia as a number of items alto? gether uncorrelated except for the accident of geographical vicinity. There was a "problem of the Near East," a problem of India, seen mainly as a domestic trouble of Eng? land, as a kind of far-away Ireland Ulster tangle; then there was a dim notion of somebody or other conducting negotiations in and with Persia. Finally, there was the ques? tion of the Far East, visualized for Europeans chiefly by th" catchword, coined by Kaiser Wilhelm, of the "yellow peril" and for Americans by the phrase, less sensational but more real, about the "policy of the open door," and involved, also, in the immigration problem of our Pacific Coast. All these questions appeared safely isolated from one another in water-tight compartments, and, above all, as being too far away and indefinite to have any actual bearing on our lives. Even the colonial problems of Africa, what with the publicity of events like the Mahdi rebellion, Fashoda, the Boer War, and, lately, the Morocco dis? pute, were brought home to the newspaper-reading public with an incomparably clearer emphasis. Thus it happens that to-day the nations of Europe and America are confronted with the tremendous fact of an Asiatic revival, spread? ing from Suez to Shanghai, from the Mongolian desert to Ceylon, without sign, almost of realization on their part. There are a great number of factors converging in this : revival, and the several subdivisions of the problem itself exist side by side without being consciously linke 1 together. They include the i Pan-Islamistic movement of West ! ern Asia, fostered by the Young Turks < d their German friends, with its local ramifications in Anatolia, Kurdistan and1 among the . Tatars of the Caucasus; the Arab nationalistic renaissance in Syria, Mesopotamia and the Arab penin : sula proper; Bolshevism permeating Turkestan and Mongolia, and infil l trating even into Persia, Afghan? istan and among the tribes of the interior; the unrest in India, partly purely nationalistic, partly con . nected with the general Mahome? tan ferment; and the rumbling in that vast volcano of humanity, only recently believed extinct, , China. All these must be recognized be? fore it is too late as the incipient phases of a possible upheaval, caused by factors of utmost diver? sity, yet at bottom akin in their origin, which is the ineradicable distrust of the Asiatic for the Euro? pean, and of the European and his oversea descendants for the Asiatic. A way must be found to bring East and West together. Politics as a Duty Learning by the Example of Theo? dore Roosevelt To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: Tho editorial assertion in the issue of this morning to tho effect that "there is constant complaint in Amer? ica of a lack of able and high-minded men trained to public office and wel? coming its opportunities" appears to be particularly timely and of special j interest. Tho further assertion that "this would suroly not bo true If wo trained our youth to understand their ? duty as citizens" stimulates specula? tion concerning a practical plan for overcoming tho deficiency. The question naturally arises as to whether our national lack of interest in affairs political is an inherent re? sult of our governmental system or whether a campaign of education would find its reward in the general elevation J of our politics to a plane more nearly approximating statesmanship. Certain- j ly it is deplorable that the popular American conception of politics ren? ders tho holding of public office repug? nant to many of our highest-minded and most able men, placing us, indeed, much In debt to those of them who are willing to assume its obligations*, and it is now evident that there will be an increasing need of vision extending beyond the horizon of mere party in? terest and manipulation. It would seem that public opinion j would do well to weigh the situation in the balance and determine if some more practical agency, in addition to that furnished by our schools and col? leges, may not be instituted for incul eating a working compromise between practical politics on tho one hand and ' a high ideal of citizenship on the other. The two achievements are not in? compatible, as hau been proved by Theodore Roosevelt. C. B. STONE. New York, Nov. 21, 1910. South American Vexations To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: Wo are receiving frequent let? ters from Rio de Janeiro calling at- : tcntion to the appalling delinquencies i in tho postal service between this country and Brazil and also pointing? out the whip-hand we possess in con- I trolling the situation if \vc would adopt a retaliatory policy in the mat? ter of coffee import, for example. These complaints could be duplicated in regard to our relations with every; other pan-American country without; exception, all of whom use us for their1 own purposes and impose on us no end ' of vexatious restrictions and humilia? tions because of their deep-seated con? viction, founded on long experience, that we will stand for all this and not retaliate. I might also instance tho vexatious restrictions now imposed on intending visitors to tho Argentine, whereby it' is obligatory for holders of our own passports to obtain from an Argentine consulate a police certilicato stating that they have not been convicted dur ing the previous ten years "for oifenses against social order," and a judicial or communal certificate of sanity which must state that the holder has not been a vagrant. After complying with these absurd and vexatious re? strictions the intending visitor will then find when he calls at the Argen? tine Consulate he must also have six photographs, to ornament tho various ' j documents, which will then be leisurely ; ; prepared. It is therefore obvious that; possibly the Argentino authorities, in ' ; their desire to exclude Bolshevists and: ? other undesirables, are rather over? doing the thing and that a little lirm | ness on the part of our Department of i State in making representations as to the irksomeness of these requirements ; might securo revision of them. AMERICUS. j New York, Nov. 20, 1919. The Sugar Mystery To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: Will you be good enough to throw some light on the situation con i fronting us regarding sugar? For those of us in the service, re- j cently returned and homes unsettled, there was no opportunity to lay in any j : supply. With a wife ill, to obtain the ' sugar needed by my little girl I have tried various stores, but could get only a very little, and now not any. The candy stores and soda fountains, with their syrups, are flourishing, but no sugar at any price for my child's cereal, etc. Why is this deplorable condition and when can we hope for some relief? I cannot understand why there is not 1 a big outcry against such forced denial if the condition is general, for the ex? cuse of a nation at war has passed, yet I am told the shortage is greater than during the war. Thank God the league is now out of the way. Poseibly some of our own j troubles may be adjusted and further i ones averted that are actually at our ; doors. DONALD BLACK. New York, N?>*?. 21, 1919. Use for a U-boat (From The Philadelphia Inquirer) Peace has its drawbacks no less incon | venient than war, which leads us to re . gret that when those "Reds" listed for | export are finally at sea there will be no possibility of a German submarine operating in their line of journey. Cheap at the Price (From The Milwaukee Sentinel) I However, no good American is going to : kick at tho cost of re?xporting a lot of I freaks, cranks, bomb artists and po | litical morons back to dear old Russia, where they belong. An Unprecedented Feat (From The Bouton Herald) Victor Berger has the comfort of knowing that in one of the most im? portant votes of the session he brought into perfect agreement 308 of his 809 colleague?. HORACE FLACKHOUSE nook I, Ode 22 "InUpar Vita?, ne?UrUqM puruf By Our Own Ed Howe Horace Flackhouso has lived town all his life. He ?b seventy-two years old. Ho hafl always paid his debts and kept single, though there have been rumors that Horace owed a lot of money, and, since 1879, he has been reported engaged on an average of once a year. In 1878, Horace, who played the guitar, was courting Lalage Quinn; and as he was serenading her one night, play? ing "In Old Madrid," Old Man Quinn's dog looked at him and ran away. Horace never married Lalage, but he says that no matter where he is he will go on serenading her. It Is likely now that the wet spell will last less than a month, in which event you would better reserve your placo in the line at once. . . . We, for one, intend to purchase a modest stock of wines and liquors. A cellar less man these days never enn declino an invKation to go anywhere, for there is always the hope. A Well Named Pony Sir: If you don't sro in for 1 lio horse ?how yo?i hnven,'t notic?*! that, in Clafis 44, polo poniefl, a sovcn-ycar-old black irclding named Brandy was exhibited by Mr. Hier. Al. The parlor ia an obsolescent institu? tion, so the term "parlor Bolsh<;vist" is a little inept. China-shop Bolshevist more nearly states it. I Gotham Gleanings ir\!.>i irtil^^g^^ggggpSTi^lff^rhi - Bill Irwin has sailed for abroad again. i ? Sam McCoy was a pleasant j caller one day last week. ??Mrs. James S. O'Nealc dropped i in for a few minutes Thursday. ?Quite cold Thursday on the : streets, also in ye scribe's domicile. . ?Gclett Burgess is on jury duty and drops in at this sanctum now, and then. ? Thanksgiving will be a holiday ! here and hereabouts for everybody; but ye scribe. ?Saturday was Bill McGeehan's birthday, which he celebrated i in Boston, Mass. ?Mrs. Dr. Rogers, of Pittsford, Vt., was a young visiter at this sanctum Thursday. ?Edna Ferber went to Hacken? sack last Monday to address the ladies of that city. ? 1.ouis Untermeyer's new book,: "Including Horace," has been ree'd, ' and is highly amusing. ?The X. Y. Scottish are poing to have a big party Thanksgiving eve'g at the 71st Reg't Armory. ?H. B. Bristol, the ablest beuten-i ant who ever managed a lfM8 Bas tile Day party at Chaumont, Fr., was a pleasant caller Wednesday. Bozc Bulger has accepted a ! position with Geo. Lorimer on the Saturday Evening Bost. Good luck Boze say we. It takes more than a Re?] Cross Seal on an envelope to insure publication of a contribution in The Conning Tower, hut of two offerings of equal merit if such a thing can be - preference always will go to the con trib who adorns the envelope. And in the Army It Was the O. D. Vt? How sweet and dear it used to be To ruilo our days with eau-de-vie? Put now, alas, and also woe 1 WVve got to lead a vie da eau. LSMBIL. Mexico "has a 150-foot bridge across a river that is built entirely of ma? hogany.?Evening World. Probably confusing it with the Wood River, Wyoming. Onr. Own Travelogues: Boston Fewer girls carry umbrellas in Bos ton than in New York. They wear : slickers and leather coats and plain ; hats. On Boylston Street, from Arlington to Copley Square, I saw more woolen ankles and Hat heels than in Fifth ! Avenue from Washington Square to the j Plaza. The State House grounds are being plowed. Ton women and four men were wait? ing in the rain on the steps lor the Public Library to open at 9 a. m. F've high school boys in one group and seven girls in another carried leather shopping bags, and all the bags were alike. Older people--professional and business?also carried these bags. Not a green bnize "Boston" bag was to be seen. Times seemed changed. In-the Public Library, third floor, a woman was explaining to a little girl the meaning of Mr. Sargent's new murals, "The Synagogue" and "The Church." She pointed with o lorgnette and I heard the words "allegorical de pictment of unsurpassed power." The little girl nodded. She looked about rive years old. When a stranger asks a Bostonian for a direction the Bostonian strains every nervo to be prompt, polite, and accurate, and to keep his surprise in the background. . EN OWE. If we were a stage director and wanted to tell an actor to register Nonchalant Importance, we should tell him to try to look like a notary public affixing his seal. There is talk of building * Home for Indigent Colyumists. Our suggestion for location is Merry Point, Va. Or Chuckle, N. C. F. P. A. When the Self-Starter Won't Work, What Else Can You Do? (Copyright, 1?19. Now York Tribun? Inn.) BOOKS Bv He\)Wood Broun "It appeared," says Harvey O'Hig gins in "From the Life," "that she was a college graduate, educated in modern languages, a studious reader, fond of serious fiction and able to pass judg? ment on it with cheerful common sense. She seemed to have an idea that there must, be in writing, as there is in golf, a proper stance, a correct stroke, a championship method." Tho analogy is sound. It is easy to look through the world of letters and pick out the writers who get great dis? tance from the tee but have no sense of direction. Then there arc those who take their eye otf the bal! and others who have a tendency to depart from the straight line, with slices to the right or pulls to the left, as well as certain husky writers who get pretty good distance but might get more if they didn't try to hit the. whole teeing 1 ground as well as the ball. Theodore Dreiser, for instance, belongs in this class which sclafi's. No American writer whom we know cuts a deeper divot and yet ho usually gets some place just the same. Then, in writ- i ing as in golf, the cardinal command ; of all is. "Take it easy. Don't press." ! There is much in Jerome K. Jerome's j new novel "All Roads Lead to Calvary" (Dodd-Mead) ,whieh is interesting, but; it gives support to the old, and we think j utterly unfounded, idea that newspaper j readers are interested in the personal ! appearance of the people whose stulf ? they read. The heroine is about to ac- j cept a job from a London newspaper, j but becomes abashed when tho manag- ; ing editor Bays that he wants to make j tho stipulation that every article shall ; be headed by her photograph. When she demurs he says: "How else do you think you aro going to attract their attention? By your eloquence? Hun? dreds, of men and women as eloquent as you could ever be are shouting to them everj day. Who takes any no? tice of them? Why should they listen any more to you?'another cranky high? brow: some old maid, most likely, with a bony throat and a beaky nose.' If Woman is going to come, into the fight she will have to use her own weapons. If she is prepared to do that she will make things hum with a vengeance." Now it seems to us that this is all stuff and nonsense. In this country women won the ballot by using men's weapons. Both here and in England sorao of the most notable work for suf? frage was done by frumps, and the issue was decided almost entirely not by how women looked or dressed, but by. what they said. Newspaper editors gave up tho notion years ago that they could interest their readers with practically ! any sort of poppycock if they headed the column with the picture of a per? sonable young woman who wrote it. When it comes to the written or the spoken word the "old maid" with the | "bony throat and beaky nose" has no reason to fear any fluffy young perso?. ; who has nothing to say. In fact, we ; rather think that outlandishly beautiful i women are under a great handicap as ! speakers. It is true that men may like '?? to hear them talk, but they never pay much attention to what they have to ' say. And as for photographs of news 1 paper writers, we can imagine nothing ! of less importance than how F. P. A. | looks or what' Briggs wears. The nurse said that H. third had a ! fight in the park with one of his little 1 playmates and won it. She was proud and partisan. "Woodie," she said, using the fearful nickname which has fastened itself upon the child, "wanted to play with Archie's fire engine, and Archie wouldn't let him. Woodie hit him in the mouth and made it bleed, and Archie cried." I said, "Tut, tut." "I think it's right," said the nurse. "I think children ought to stand up for their rights." "But, after all," I reminded her, "it was Archie's fire er. "Archie's older ?'.-.'m Woodie," she said; "he's two and a half and he's big- j ger." "That sort of justification," I ob? jected, "if carried far enough, would load straight to criminal anarchy. After all, the bituminous minors might say that Mr. Palmer was bigger than they are." "We didn't think they'd fight," she said, cleverly dodging the larger impli? cations of the discussion. "We >?? re watching them, and all of a sudden Woodie suung his left hand and hit Archie in the mouth." "Which hand'.'" I exclaimed. "His left hand," she said. "Are you sure?" ! insisted. "Why, yes, sir. Didn't yoa ever no? tice Woodie always picks up tilings with his left hand?" Before 1 had been the cool, impartial judge, but it was impossible to mail tain that, attitude. In u moment I had become again the parent, human and fallible to emotion. I motioned to the nurse to leavo me. 1 wanted to be | alone with my problem. I must face the fact with as much courage as I could muster. There ^seemed to be no shadow of doubt from which hope might spring. The thing was estab? lished. I was the father of a southpaw. The Tribune book page next Satur? day will be an all-fiction number. It will contain no extraneous matter about left-handed children, but will be devoted entirely to literature. A num? ber of new books will be reviewed and some of the earlier ones. We think that in going back over th ? season we ought to take occasion to mention atrain such books as John Galsworthy's "Saint's Progress," Somerset Maug? ham's "The Moon and Sixpence," Theo? dore Dreiser's "Twelve Men" and "From the Life," by Harvey ?'Higgins. Space permitting, we will include re? views of all those books. Pussyfooting? To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: The announcement that the National Woman's Christian Temper? ance Union's campaign ag lin t tobacco will be one of education, not legisla? tion, suggests u questi n: Since it chooses to war again I al? cohol by campaigning for prohibitive legislation 13 it-not a "air presumption that, >.? en the psyc ol >gi<. I . it will drop its "educational : ods" against tobacco and strive to have it also banned by legislation? That this is a fair presumption is seen by the fact thai at the I ona convention of that, organization held at Washington, D. C, a year or m ii was unanirnou-ly voted ' ? emai d that the government forbid thereafter all sending of tobacco in any form to tne boys in uniform. Clearly, their program is one of pussyfooting; and all devotees of My Lady Nicotine should take due note of this. E. A. M. Brooklyn, Nov. 18, 1919. Another Third Party (From The Washington Pout) A new labor party is suggested. ' Every controversy brings forward the | poesibility of introducing another cam |paign element, but the battles are al . ways fought out by the sama old ele j phant and donkey. English Shipping Fast Growing Again, Though Re? tarded by Strikes Srew York Tribuns Furop'an Bureau LONDON, Oct. 27.-- Britain find? cause for both satisfaction and dis? satisfaction in Lloyd's report on ship? ping returns for the quarter just endo<L Fewer vessels have been launched, whilo foreign construction has increased, but British yards are turning out bigger - than before. Although the number of vessels under construction in the United Kingdom thi? month is 781, less- by one than th? number building at the end of June, "The Times" points out, the tonnage has increased by 292,273 gross, and now amounts to 2,Sin,773., More vessels of over 5,000 tons and fewer of smaller size, is the answer. An efforl is being made to replace liner? of large size and high class destroyed to such a considerable extent during the war. As compared with a year ago, the figures of to-day are, of course, quit? favorable. There are now building 1,070,000 tons more than iT: September, 1918. On that great shipbuilding river, tho Clyde, large increases have taken place, and factories along its banks ar? now engaged in tho construction of practically 1,000,000 tons of shipping. Another feature of Lloyd's report which Britain regards with satisfaction is the increase in the number of large vessels upon which work was begun during the current period. Construction of 183 vessels, of 713,927 tons, was started last quarter, being over 100,000 tons mor? than the previous three months. Whether because of the general labol unrest, or through the effect of strikei in other branches, work lias been slowei in England's shipyards these la6t three months than in the preceding tw? ' periods. This is shown by the decided decrease in the number of ship! I launched. "The Times" suggests that ? derided increase early this month weni a h?ng way toward offsetting this difn c 71 l'y. Counting steam tonnage alone, Brit a i As output this year would not equa that of 191s. but when the sailinj v? ?sels, which ar? also Included ii Lloyd's report, are considered, it is es timatcd, from returns for the first thre? quarters, that this year's launching' will ex? sed those of 1918, but will no the output of 1913, the yea Britain floated the great, s amount of merchant tonnage e-.*er pro duced by this country in any one year. Britain is always jealously watchin; ti e efforts of the United States in ship building, and finds considerable satis "a*, ?r. in learning that -while the quan tity (? tonnage !..'aiding here increase? by nearly 300.000, tho shipping ur.de* con itruction in the U. S. A. decrease by over 100,000. Th- greater part c lited States' dec.?ne is, of cours? accounted for by the falling off in th building of wooden ships. Countin steel ships alone, the L'ni'ed States i building over a quarter of a millio more tons than Great Britain. Summing up the lesso-i?? of thi quai terly report, British ?hipping critic call attention, to th- fact that befoi the war ?say, for the last pre-w? period ended June, 1914 Gr?-.*. Britai was building more than h?lf ahe world tonnage. To-day she has ur*.J?r coi ; struction little better than one-thir while the United States is construct!* ; well over one-third, and other countri? j have busy shipyard? at work.