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GENERAL NEWS PART II TEN PAGES REAL ESTATE FINANCIAL ?BUSINESS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY WTlsm PART II TEN PAGES &to $0rk ?ribtttte ??! to U?t?th? Trath: News?Edi torials??Advertisements -?ffl!*r of th* Audit Bureau of CireuUtioM. f^jjjDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1921 rf (,, (??*> Tork Trtbuna Ine.. a New Tor* J\L,j?B rMblUbad daiU. Otdon Rold. Froal *ff^0 Vorcor Ro??t?. Vl<*-rreatd?nt: Helw ?L Roid. 9eent.rr: *~ *~ Maxfleld. Troaaurar. **?^, Trtbuno BulMln*. li* Naaaau Streat. Naw ^ T?:epSnti*. BeolOBan 3?W. ? -^?ntirTii1* RaTTs??j man. incrodinc ?S? IN THS L'NITSD STATES. Ona SU Ona iL u.n PoatnaJA. Tear liom.hu Montti. iSisSw:.????? ????# ???? *??,??*. 35c. J?S&..??? ??*? * ^/^:MC* . 4.M 113 .?? gg?jj."'ctaiiat. ??? ?.a? .? FORBI8N RATES .. ,. i*? Peetofflca at Now tan* u Saemd aje* ? num Mals Matt?. 6UARAWTY rw M? furehw* morohanClsa idwrtliri In THC MtMKI wltb absaluta a*N*? fH H ilaaatlifaa H ?Wlti ti any eat. THE TRIBUNE ?uara? "r" ZT^y your maaey back u?a? reouost. No rod SL H? ?alsbllm. W? maka nood arematly l? Jytiwrthtf dw? nat. IffMBS* or THI ASSOCIATETJ TRESS Tho Aaortttod Preaa 1? oaelualTaly entitled to ao um (bt ropubllcaUoo of all nowo dlapatchea S*S to lt or not othorwlaa cxedited tn thse JS iod* alac tho local now* of ipontanooua 5 aubltobad beroLi. A* rtfhu of ropubllcaUoo at ail albar aattar fg*z *J0 *?"* rea*rT*d Alcohol and After A wholly new and scientific con rribution to the discussion of pro? hibition appears in the current North American Review, based upon the figures of the heaith survey of our liiobilized forces in the war. These records are now revealed for tbe first time by Dr. Pearce Bailey. the psychiatrist who had charge of tbe problem of mental defectives, drug addicts, alcoholics, etc, in the draft. The astomshing conclusion reached from this heaith survey is that in every thousand physically sound American young men there are twenty too much invalided from men? tal defieieney and nervous diseases te be soldiers, while there is less than one unfit from alcohol. Dr. Bailey explains in detail how these statistics were assemhled. An elaborate questionnaire was filled out by the examining doctors with ex? traordinary thoroughness and care. Practically the entire 3.500,000 men examined were thus reported upon. The actual figure of recruits dis th?-.rged for alcoholism and alcoholic bsanity was 8,200, or les:s than .1 jer cent of those examined. This result was astonishmgly small. smaller than any estimates had fore m Proceeding with the analysis rfihe survey, Dr Bailey is driven 'i this extraordinary conclusion: "The general opinion that alco holiaia and mental defieieney go hand in hand, that the drunkard ia de feetive and that the Bimpleton event uslly fllls a drunkard's grave, that both combine together to bring about ihe poverty and misery of the in dijent classes finds little support from these examlnations of the army. The two conditions operate separate ly for the most part, and no two con? ditions which limit the normal func tlon of the human mind are further ?part m their clinical and social char teteriatics." Here are the chief items of dl ttrgence: Only 9 per cent of the WEtal defectives of the army gave i history of intemperance; 40 per ant were abstinent. Mental de fect predominates in rural communi ti?, and, while not mutually exclu ?to, alcoholism and mental defi? eieney do not flourish in greatest airondanee in the same communities. W the total of white mental and fervous cases diagnosed, 8.5 per cent *ere alcoholic, 29.2 per cent were fcsntal defects. There were nine ??en gtates which exceeded the 29.2 Per cent average, and not one of these weeeded the 3.5 per cent alcohol rate. "* Maine, for a striking example, &1<6 p?r cent of the cases diagnosed *w? mental defecta; only 2.5 per eojt were alcoholics. The other 'Utea Bhowing an abnormal> per tutog* d mental deficieycy were !l)the South, and their alcoholic rate ^w almost negligible. In North ^rolina, for example, the respec? tlve pereentages were 46.7 and .7. Unversely, of the seventeen states *hich exceeded the average 3.5 per ^-t rate for alcoholism, none ex ^ded the 29.2 mental defieieney Wa. Tbe eame apparent antagonism ?t*?een alcoholism and mental de h"iency is revealed in respect to the jj'nerent races, and especially in re *tion to the negro. Alcoholism did 404 ?xlst among the negToes; there *ere only 29 cases in all. But there **j* 4,055 negro mental defectives. Dr- Bailey attempts a tentative j?wiation ot these astonishing re ? which ia suggestive. The mei? . ^wtives of whom he is speak *?? those which have the mind * child of eight years or below 1 e s^ndard test for rejection in ?earmy). But statistics show that (0r ?very such defective there are at fjj* ten who, while not claseified as "Me-minded, are sluggish, back Jjl and dull. Thus the commu 2 w?ich haa a high rate of de " ,Te? is bound to be backward. ? *? ?&er hand, comraunities f all 2 *Iow ^e a^erega for maatal ^?ct wouid show more Initiative ***%. ps^rraMivaasaa. Thay would be endowed with an excess of energy and would seek artificial out leta for it, alcohol among them. "It I may be that alcoholism," Dr. Bailey | suggests, "is the price they must pay for their superior endowmenfcs"-? citing the striking- fact that there were 22.23 mental defectives per 1,000 draftees from Maine, as com? pared with 9.24 per 1,000 from New York. Dr. Bailey does not take a stand against prohibition save as his fig| ures tend to demonstrate its power lessness to regenerate the race. He considers that the draft figures re? duce prohibition to a minor factor of reform. Not until the problem of the mental defective, his propaga tion and the special training of his limited ability to a maximum of use fulness, is faced aud met, can the general average of welfare and prog? ress be materially raised. '* Philippine Mugovernment Governor General Harrison's re? gime in the Philippines, now at an end, leaves disorganization and de moralization behind it. These were the logical consequences of the Wil son-Harrison policy. Mr. Wilson sought to cast the islands adrift. He continualiy encouraged the idea that the Filipinos were ready ,to set up for themselves in the family of na? tions. He clashed on this point with Mr. Garrison, his first Secretary of War. He advised the House of Rep? resentatives to accept the Clarke bill. passed by the Senate, providing j for a prompt renunciation of Ameri | can sovereignty. Mr, Harrison was an apt instru? ment in promoting the theory of separation and independence. He | courted the leaders of the native ' independence party. He sought to cfivest himself of political responsi Iility and to transfer it to them. j Under his rule the insular govern ; ment fell rapidly under native con j trol and administration, becoming j laxer and injuriously subordinated J to the ambitions and purposes of ; local politicians. Reports have | come to Congress that the Philip i pine National Bank has been mis | managed, that its health service ' has broken down, that school standards have been lowered and | that a general drive is being made I to check the teaching and use of the* English language. Mr. Harrisori has been officially a?i effusive apologist for American oe? cupation and sovereignty. If he and the President could have had their way he would have been the last of the American Governors General. It will take a long time to undo the evil effects of such an attitude. To bring the Filipinos to a real under? standing of our relations to them and their relations to U3 and to re? store the respect and prestige which the insular governnfent enjoyed be? fore 1913 will be one. of the tasks of the Harding Administration. The world has been upset and sobered by the great war. It has also been disorganized. It is one into which no weak, small, backward people can safely be cut loose. The Filipinos are not people in the sense that they have achieved political unity or developed any clear sense of nationality. Left to themselves, they couldn't hold "together and would fall a prey to some stronger colonizing power. They lie within a zone of peril. The Wilson Admin? istration dealt with them in a spirit of sentimentalism and unreality. But in their soberer moments they must themselves realize that they have never needed so much as now the protection and aid of the United States. I The Johnson Model While Senator Johnson is occupied in New York the mice are playing in CeJifornia. The California Pub? lic Utility Comrnission is increasing street railway fares. The law under which the Califor? nia comrnission operates was passed in 1911, Hiram Johnson then being California's Governor and the law's chief advocate. It gave to a comrnis? sion appointed by the Governor jurisdiction over rates, service, finances, facilities and extensions. Indeed, it would almost seem as if .Governor Miller went to the Johnson law for his model. The only differ? ence is that Governor Miller would restrict the membership of the com? rnission here to citizens of this city, whereas Governor Johnson* showed no similar consideration for San Francisco and Los Angeles. Says the Johnsonized California comrnission in its report for 1920: Tho comrnission has not hesitated to extend to tho electric railway ays tems of the state auch relief, by in? crease of fares or by establlshment of the tone system, or by orcSering radical operating economies, as would insure a continuation of reasonably good service. The comrnission also has taken opportunity to call attention to its belief that the relationship botween street railways and the communities they serve should be radically Changed, and that a modification of obsolete franchise requirements would dietinctly be iu the interest of the public. As to boms rule, Gcrarnor Miller and Senator Johnson are ln agree? ment. A meeting between them should not be marked by acerbity cr even a marked difference of opinion. The Last Hysterics The hysterics of the gallery at Sir Philip Gibbs's lecture at Carnegie Hall represented the dwindling mi? nority of Sinn, Fein. Father Duffy, in his plucky plea for fair play and candid discussion, spoke for the rap idly mounting majority of Irishmen everywhere. Every report'from Ire? land confirms this fact. The repub? lic is a discarded dream, save among the few screaming extremists such as tried to break up the Gibbs meeting. A large work of reconciliation re? mains to be done. The mechanism of compromise must be adjusted. But once the South of Ireland rejects its hysterical extremists there is genu? ine hope. Provided foreign domina tion is guarded against and Eng land's command of Ireland as a mili? tary base secured, and provided the rights of religious minorities are protected, England is uridoubtedly ready to accede the largest measure of self-government to her other islands. The chief difficulty remaining is precisely those wild separatists who howled down Sir Philip Gibbs. Such a group of hysterics, however small, is a constant source of irritation and incitement. Father Duffy and Sir Philip Gibbs both kept their heads and tempere in face of these antics. Other folk on either side of the Irish Channel are not so fair minded or self-controlled. And just as this hand ful of radicals kept all Carnegie Hall in an uproar and seriously interfered with calm discussion, sothis remnant of Sinn F6in die-hards keeps the South of Ireland in a turmoil and England wrathful to an extent ut? terly disproportionate to their num? bers or importance. As for the audience's demonstra? tion of good will to England it is ui.doubtedly representative of the overwhelming sentiment of America once one gets beneath surface irri tations. Here again the silent many have little chance to stand up and be counted; the obstreperous few are perpetually vocal and striving for< the limelight. But there can be no possible doubt of the fundamental convictions of the great mass of Americans. Decorum In some agreeable light essays Francis Hackett, of The New Re? public, complains of the invisible censor who is constantly at the elbow of every one who writes. This im personal but potent restrainer has no official authority; nevertheless, his blue pencil is always unsheathed ?and always editing free utterance. Ancient is the WTangle between "I will" and "Thou shalt not." Seemingly that which irritated the first mother was prohibition. In lit? erature, as in physics, the centrifu gal urge, which for some unex plained reason regards itself as spe? cially entitled to do as it pleases, is forever enraged over the stupidities of centripetalism, its tethering an tagonist. Not much would be left of philosophy if there were stricken from its volumes all praise of tan gents and all condemnation of the gravitational law. Yet why Mer cury, with his wings, should rate himself better than Atlas, with his shoulders, has never been made clear. Mr. Hackett, as ia the* fashion, falls heavily on decorum. Why should the pesky thing be allowed any influence, much less power to inhibit? He concedes, out of respect to Freud, a name of conjuration in modernist circles, that decorum is perhaps a tribal agent to enforce the tribal superstitions and to keep personal impulse where the tribe thinks it belongs, but for drawing room decorum he feels loathing?a feeling more creditable to his emo tional than to his intellectual re flexes. For if there exists the spirit of decorum (and it does), and if noth? ing long exists without a sufficient reason, the scientific mind naturally is driven to find the reason. Freud fumbled toward the truth. Man is a social animal, and some measure of taboo is unescapable in social life. An individual may not aKogether disregard the laws of the pack, and this without' regard to their inher ent goodness or badness. Man is not only a social animal but an aspiring one, and decorum, despite its many absurdities, repre? sent* his ideals?his notions of what should be. He regards the future, and haa a sense of what beflta a man and foreshadows his hopes in his rules. The Roman Senators who sat immobile when a barbarian invaded their company displayed de? corum in a heroic way. So did the Spartan boy who quietly endured while a Wolf gnawed his vitals. There is a reason beyond hypocrisy why Ve pretend to be nobler and better than we are. Moreover, there is a law, akin to one of mathematics, behind decorum. What does Mr. Hackett seek? Merely 'FIRST CATCH YOUR RABBIT" Copjrrleht. 1323, New Tork Tribune Inc. BVEKYEODV CQME.ON! OVER TOMY HDLISE FOR. A RA^B'T PLE! I'LL GO OLTT AN' | 57-IOOT THE -?*>. K**WE. TO MAKE SOUP OUT OF ?THAT l'*^ the substitution of one set of rules for another. Should he have his way the new rSgime would set up its new stnndards. Watch tha man ners of a young woman smoking her cigarette. She also has her ideals of appropriate conduct. When the polygamous and the polyandrous have established sex proniisculty the invisible censor will doubtless frown on the monogamous. Like Omar, doctors we frequent, and hear great argument, and we emerge from the same door whereln we went A chief defect of the radical mind is its lack of humor. For Benson's Reappointment To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: As a lifelong Republican I was particularly pleased a few months ago to see The Tribune exhibit another evidence of its impartial position po litically when it came out strongly for the Senate to approve Admiral Ben son's reappointment as chairman of the United States Shipping Board. At the present time that appqintment is before the Senate Committee on Commerce for action, and it looks as though Admiral Ben3on will fail of appointment due to the inactivjty of the committee. I speak with full knowledge when I say that no man to-day so thoroughly representa American thought, in so far as marine development ls con? cerned, as Admiral Benson. He has served in many departments of ship endeavor during the forty-seven years of constant work in naval and ship? building activities which stretch over half a century of strenuous develop? ment. At the age of seventeen he en? tered the service of Uncle Sam, and during the forty-seven years he has been before the American people and the world no one haa ever had a word of criticism as to his honesty of pur? pose or intense Americanism. He is the sterling type of man who seeks the hardest job. He came into the Shipping Board at a time when a war work had suddenly been changed into a peace work and with many of the most pressing problems left for him to settle. No other man ln this country can succeed Admiral Benson without con secrating months -of hard study to reach the position Admiral Benson ia ln to-day. Only a man of the broadest vision must hold down the job, and in my humble opinion Thc Tribune was right several months ago when lt in dorsed Admiral Benson's reapppoint ment. What is the position of The New York Tribune to-day? Has the muck of an investigation committee been permitted to sully the reputation of the cleanest man who ever sat in pub? lic office? I have knowis Benson since he became the head of the naval opera? tions. ln his work there and his work as head of the Shipping Board he has shown himself the right man in the right piace. A word from The Trib? une at this time will help clear a rather cloudy atmosphere. A LIFELONG REPUBLICAN. Brooklyn, Feb. 26, 1921. Resuming the Voyage (rrortx The Saattl* Poat-lmteiUrjemeer, Prospecta seem to be bright for get? ting the Ship of Stat? out of d.rydock ia the near f ntara. Frances Moroccan Troops Their High Morale and Enviable War Record Attcstedby an American Oficer Who Saw Them ih Action To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: The reply made by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby to Senator Spencer*s inquiry eoncerning the Moroccan troops employed in the French Army of Oecupation ln Ger? many is based upon the authoritative and comprehensive report of Major General Henry T. Ailen, the commander of the American troops ln Germany, which, after clting the actual number of recorded acts of violenee against women committed by soldiers of the French colored troops in German ter? ritory, concludes with an expression of General Allen's opinion that the al? leged wholesale atrocities by French negro colonial troops had not, ln a majority of cases, any foundation in truth and formed part of propaganda directed against France for the pur? pose of creating antipathy to France in other countries, especially in Amer? ica. So much untruth has been told, how? ever, by the propagandists in their de? sire to characterize the Moroccan divi? sions as undisciplined hordes of black irregulars prone to the comrnission of all sorts of atrocities on a defenseless population that I feel in duty bound to speak frepm my knowledge of these splendid troops. As the liaison of? ficer with the lst Division A E. F., it was my good fortune to be assigned by General Summerall to act ih that capacity on the Btaff of General Dau gan, commanding the lst Moroccan Di? vision in the operations before Soie sona, which have so correctly been tcrmed "the turning point of the war." I reported to General Daugan as he was moving into position between the lst and 2d Divisions A. E. F., and I maint&ined liaison between the lst Moroccan Division and the lst Divi? sion A. E. F. throughout the first three days of the attack, in the course of which they gained all their objectives, fighting side by side with the Ameri? can troops. The Moroccans were re iieved on the evening of the third day in order to make good their casualties, which exceeded in percentage even the 67 per cent suffered by our own incom parable lst Division. General Daugan described these three days in a lettar to me as "les troia rudes journees de combat devant Soissons," and ha knew whereof he spoke. A Case of Co-operation The cooperation between these two divisions waa perfect. The circum? stances immediately praceding the suc? cessful attack on Bersi-le-Sec by Brig? adier General Buck are an example. At breakfast in the little cave st Dom miers which General Daugan used as headquarters the General eaid to me: "In my opinion, Bersi-le-Sec should be taken to-day. Will you present my compliments to General Summerall and tell him that if he agrees with me and will attack thia afternoon at 4 o'clock I will support him on the right 7" I at once proceeded to General Summerall's headquarters at Ccauvre and gave him General Daugan's message. General Summerall pickad op the telephone, sayingi "Giva ma General i Buck." Of course, I could only hear one end of the conversation. It was as follows: "Ia that General Buck? "General, I would like you to take Bersi-le-Sec. You will attack at 4 o'clock. The Moroccans will support you on your right." "Yes, I know your men are tired." "Some of them have wandered into other organizations?" "Ah, you will lead the attack your self? Then I know that Bersi le S?c will be taken." The attack was made and was sue cessful, General Buck leading hia men in person. A short time after I had the pieasure of aeeing him decorated for this gallant feat of arms. The Breton Tpye General Daugan was at all times in close touch with every part of his com? mand. Of compact build, ut as a fiddle, blue-eyed and square of jaw, he waa the type associated in our minda with the Anglo-Saxon, but frequently feund j among the French, particularly among j the Bretons?a man of quick decisions ] pnd indomitable will, whom men | xibeyed with alacrity and loved to fol? low. His staff was numerieally small, | but every man on his job. The super- j fluity of paper work which at some ieadquarters kept so many men of fighting age tied to desks within range of the guns waa reduced to the min? imum. If I remember correctly, the t.ne typewTiting machine at headquar? ters had. a screw loose somewhere and was the only piece of mechanism in the division not fit for an immediate and continuous offensive. The divi ?lional reports which covered all that 'vas essential were written in long hand, but not so very long at that. Elasticity My stay with the Moroccan division was of sufficient duration to enable me to realize its high morale, the esprit de corps which permeated it, the elas? ticity of its formations, its unsur passed mobility, and last, but not Ieast, its unquenchable deaira to go over the top whenever parmitted to do so. I ran beat explain my use of tha word. "elasticity" by the following instance: I happened to see a squadron of Arab borse in the open, with no available tover, caught under the fire of six Ger? man pursuit planea. It was a day of i.tful raijH the low and swiftly moving cloud wrack obscured the sky and con- ? cealed tha appreach of the feostlle j planes, which appeared with startling j suddenness. They were undoubted'y j as much aurprised as was the aquad- ? ron, but the advantage lay with them,! Tind they cut loose with their machine1 ljuns at close range. The squadron eeattered?not lik? a fiock of birds with . tendeney in one direction, but more like a school of mtnnows in shoal water when a stone is dropped among them. Away gped the Arabs in every direction, no two together. The planes paased on, and tha eeattered horsemen reformed. There were a few upon thc ground wbo would never reapond to bugle call acrain, but very few as com? pared to what wwuld have been the rasualtlec in ? squadron af cavalry Irained in a mote rigid school. The whole thing was over in less time than it takes to tell it. Prior to the World War the tstj Moroccan Division possessed an envi- ] able history of achievement and mili? tary traditions of the highest order. The majority of its commissioned of? ficers are and always have been French, selected for their special qua'ifica t.ons of initiative and their abiiity to maintain discipline. Among its ele? ments was the 1'ar-famed Foreign Legion; the greater part of the divi? sion was made up of Colonial French men, Arabs, chiefly in the cavalry, and a contingent of Senegalese, the only black troops in the division. From the breaking out of actual hostiiities until thte signing of the armistice this di? vision was used e:;clusively for pur? poses of attack. It was never used for holding a quiet sector, and was held in reserve only for the time necessary to make up thc replacements, which, tecause of the very nature of its em? ployment, grew in time until they out i umbered those of any other division in the French army. The rigorous training to which the officers as well as the rank and flle are subjected has for one of its purposes the development to the highest degree of the individual fight? ing abiiity of each and every man in it; so that not only could each man take care of himself, but, when it came to the corps-a-corps, or hand-to-hand, fighting, he took his toll of tbe en? emy. The German En Masse The German soldier is at his best when used en masse andin preponder ating numbers. His training has al? ways been on these lines, which re minds me that twenty-odd years ago Von Gotzen, at that time the German Military Attache at Washington, told me the same thing sjtting on the slope of San Juan hill just after the Rough Riders had taken the crest. He said: "I am amazed at the individual initia? tive of your American soldiers; each man can fight, as you say, 'off his own bat.' With us it is different. We are criticized for using the massed formations of the Napoleonic wars. With our men'we have to do so. They must rub shoulders, be handled en masse and like a machine." The Ge'r nian soldier does not, as a rule, shine in individual combat. He feels himself at a disadvantage when attacked with the bayonet by an aggressive antag pnist and is rarely able to defend him? self successfully with this weapon. But more than the bayonet hc dislikes the knife. He has never mastered its use. Arid this brings me to the Senegalese, whose only rivals in the expert use of this arm are the Goorkhas. There are authentieated cases of machine gun nests being taken by the Senegalese without firing a shot. Thy have. come t.hrough the infantry iying in opeiw fikirmish order, rushed the gun nests and accounted for the gun crews with the knife. For the reasons cited, the Moroccan divisions, particularly the lst, were anathema to the Germans. ?nd this division was designated by name in one of the first "no quarter" orders issued by the German high com? mand. As a consequence of this or? der, the Moroccans took few prison? ers: an omission for which they cannot in justice- be blamed. Laurels Wherever Engaged The lst Moroccan Division through? out the war saw constant service at the front, and won fresh laurels wherever engaged. When hostilities ceased and the French War Offlce selected the troops for use in the regions to be occupied the Moroccan division was chosen as a part of this force, not only becauss of its unbroken record for cistinguished service but because of the hieh order of discipline at all times maLntained throughout the division. The statistics quoted by Major Gen? eral Ailen show that, considering the rumbers involved and the length of time passed in occupied territory, the conduct of the division has not jtwti fed the animaadversions cast upon it ty the German press, but, on the con trary, would compare favorably with the conduct of any body of troops similarly situated. The Senegalese were withdrawn very soon after their ar? rival ln German territory, not because of adverse criticism but because pro longed sojourn under the elimatic con dition? existing in Germany waa undei* mining the health of these natives of the Senagal. France is first of all a chivs-lrous nation. Ths persecution of a beaten foe is abhorrent to her. Her treatment of German prisoners of war was at all times humane, and this notwithstand? ing the cruel treatment accorded to her nationals in German hands. The con? stant reiteration of the charge that the French are keeping black troops in tbe occupied regions and tr:at the women and young girls have suffered as a consequence is designed by the German press for local consumption here end with two objects in view: First, to create ill wil} toward our allies the French; second, to increase racs prejudice here. HALLETT ALSOP BORROWE, Major O. R. C., lst* the Liasion Offl eer with the lat Division, A. 8. F." The Hiring of Hiram To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: A question In whteb the tax payers of New York are much inter? ested in connection with the hiring of Hiram ia, will they have to pay his fees, or will the Mayor pay them from his own purse, or from Mr. Hearst's? If the Mayor intends that.the expense to be incurred for the upholding of his personal opinion as against the opinion ai the Governor, Senate *nd Assembly shall be borne by the people of this eity, then ?cme one should warn him of th? eoneequeaees of using publi> funds for private ends. JOHN CONSTABLE MOORE. New York, Feb. 28, 1?2"L A Week of Verse The To-morrows 'These thrr.e porms are front a page of bv Zoe Ak\rs in Vanity Fair.) ?IOW the oid things <:!ing! Like a page that flutters in one*? I fingers | Ready for turning, j But which one never finisher. Is the o'.d life. . . . : Scon, ! I have said in my dreams, , I will go on new ways, \ Over strange seas, to strange cities; ! I shall have new possessions, New friends, new joys; I will begin new work; : But these things that I have tourbed? ; Always? ! Cling at my fingers, And the_page is never ended. Weariness, restlessness, dreams, long ings, . I Come betweeti me and what is written; : Between what must be finished ', And the to-morrows. . iAh! the homesickness? Not for a home that I have But for the strange places' The nostalgia! Not of memories But of what has never been! Ah, the distances! Tbe waiting And the doubts! ? The aching doubts, As the storm breaks against th'e win dows Of this old. old, old house! . . . Here, in a room just under the roof, I Where the thud of the rain [ Is like the heavy wash i Of a sea, in the air? i Where there is the clinging odor ! Of withered traditions, 1 And the sense of ghosts \ Pattering in the shadows, ?? Leaving their sighing footia.. In the dust of the yesterday; j Here, I wait? j A stranger, a vagrant; A traveler, seeking I In a motionless ship, I On a motionless sea? The to-morrows. . . . Departure /""'ONE! Are you gope??O Summer. best of all: Best of all years and seasons I have known! Your bright days shorten and your bright leaves fall, And keener, toward tha night, your winds have grown. There were so many things that made you dear, 0 Summer, dying wbeie the lields are gold! ? The hills, a certain shore, the rains thia year, That kept the flush leaves new till they were old. . . . But dearer even than your huoyant trees Were other gifts you brought that ahall not go, When your last blossom in your laat soft brceze Drifta from its high piace in the garden row; Or when the larch ehakes off her bhio green veil, Or out across a world of ashen-blue The moon sweeps cold and clear . , , and finds no pale New lovers chilled with lova, and wind. and dew. . . . Prelude QLUMBER and peac* atOl liager la my waking? Within a drift of tmurfcs strangaly mingled; And, from the dawn, with ro? and us. ber kindled, Dreams have not paesed?tbolr thrtllteg aweetnesa taking! Still yon ar* hero, aa all night long I uv you, Now loat and now wtnming; m. by leaning Backward toward sdeep, I hold tho vision'a meaning, As within cold and empty ?raa I draw you. . . .' How keen thia phantom happineaa! How certain I ? How like a prelude with the fluteg ia toning The cry of love?the gladnesa and de apairing; The rising and the falling of the cur tain, The pageantry of ainging and of moan ing. . . . In Love's dark houra with aecret torchea flaring! * ZOE AEINS. Spring Song <*r?H?* Tti? W**tmi%*tar Gaeact*) T^HE aspena' laat leaves twinklo Like epanglea aaoifold, The oak-leavaa gleam lika burniahed copper, The elm-treea glow liko gold, The birch-stems are like allvef, The beech-bougha are liko lead, The yew-trunks are like iron pillaro Raised above the dead. Spviagj with her pretty garlanda, Is dead and laid to reat; Summer was red with 8 theuaand roooa, But she died like the rest. There's only Autuma, with dry leavea shuddering, Cold winda whlapering; Brft Autumn'a bride is tho white-veiled Winter, And their little child ia Spring. ^ *. NESBIT.