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SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1921
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Lifting? Not Shifting
Secretary Mellon's provisional tax
revision recommendations are of
such character as to raise him still
higher in public estimation.
The Secretary has laid hold of the
main thought that fill^. the minds of
the American people touching taxa?
tion. It is that there shall be lift?
ing-, and not merely a shifting, of
burdens.
So the excess profits tax is to go.
This milch cow is already practically
dry. The income surtaxes are to be
reduced materially. This milch cow
is also practically dry; for large in?
vestors, to the detriment of all pro?
ductive enterprises, have been led to
buy tax-exempt securities.
The corporation tax is to be equal?
ized so as to conform to the burden
laid on individual income tax payers.
This is just. The so-called nuisance
taxes are to go, for they are largely
evaded and the amount they pro?
duce is small. The tax on clothing
is to be removed and the tax on rail?
road transportation reduced.
Additions to the tax list seem to
bave been considered with similar
caro and intelligence. The new auto?
mobile tax must be considered fair
in view of the free use of expensive
highways and the burden laid on
other means of transportation. In
view of the new level of prices three
cent postage is reasonable. A tax on
checks has been endured before, and
can be again. But how are the ex?
penditures to be kept down?
By the direct method of shrinking
appropriations. Bureau chiefs will,
of course, say they cannot get on
with less; but they can?to the ex?
tent of $500,000,000, if the estimate
of Mr. Mondell, the House leader,
is correct.
How to Help
There is no reason for Republican
disaffection toward the fusion ticket
that has been recommended by the
coalition conference. ? The World,
August 5, 1921.
True. And there is also no reason
for newspapers that profess to de?
sire the end of Hylanism to indulge
in a line of discourse calculated to
stimulate the doubts of anti-Tam?
many Democrats, and thus make it
more difficult for them to support
the coalition ticket.
The immediate task before the
coalitionists is, of course, to get their
ticket indorsed at the Republican
primaries. The World can help in
this. It can help even though it be
a fact, as it contends, that few inde?
pendent Democrats are enrolled as
Republicans, and that thus few.are
able to participate in the primaries.
The primary result, almost as much
as the election re'sult, will be deter?
mined by general public sentiment.
There is no such dissociation be?
tween decent-government Democrats
and enrolled Republicans as to pre?
vent the one element advising and
influencing the latter. It is impor?
tant to have favorable public at?
mosphere on Primary Day. And The
World is able to judge for itself
whether a policy of picking at the
Republicans will contribute to cre?
ating this atmosphere. It is also
able to judge whether or not the
presentation of the coalition ticket
as a Republican one will make a
coalition victory on Election Day
more easy.
The Southern Tyrol
The distinguished Italian Senator
and statesman, former Foreign Sec?
retary Tomasso Tittoni, most po?
litely disagrees with Lord Bryce con?
cerning the Tyrol and quotes Dante
as an authority on Italian boun?
daries. With such suavity, such cour?
tesy, such delicacy in a refutation as
are pleasant to see, the Senator ex?
plains that if Lord Bryce had wished
to discourse on self-determination, or
rather on cases when it was not ap?
plied, he might have discussed Po?
land, Czecho-Slovakia and the other
' countries of Europe, rather than
Italy.
Well did Secretary Lansing feel
that the principle of self-determina?
tion was "simply loaded with dyna?
mite." It raised hopes that could not
be completely realized and aroused
feelings dangerous to peace and sta?
bility. In assigning the German
speaking portion of the Tyrol south
of the Brenner pass to Italy the
powers, as to a smaller district, put
the claims of a national sf.fety above
those of nationality. Italy said the
r
southern watershed of the Alps wat
her natural boundary, and that un?
less It was recognized she was, as she
had been, in danger of invasion from
the north. For a thousand years the
Germans of the north have assailed
her, while she never once assailed
them. The "dynamite" of self-de?
termination .obviously came near to
being detonated under the elms of
Williamstown. Only the perfect art
with which the Italian Senator spoke
prevented this difference of opinion
becoming heated again.
But as things are, friends of both
of the eminent gentlemen can be
pleased that the opportunity for
open discussion of such questions has
been presented by the Institute of
Politics. Although the speeches
made are naturally colored by the
traditions of the- speaker's country
and education, it can- at least no
more be said that their remarks are
being distorted by the censors and
propagandists.
0 The conclusion of America, if the
debate goes on, is likely to be the com?
mon sense one that self-determina?
tion is a good rule, but* that like
other good rules it has its excep?
tions. We forced a transfer of the
Philippines and Porto Rico without
a plebiscite. Even Mr. Wilson ad?
mitted that to give an inclosed coun?
try access to the sea local wishes
must sometimes be disregarded. The
question as to the southern Tyrol is
thus one for the application of judg?
ment rather than for the strict fol?
lowing of a doctrinaire principle.
Shelve the Borah Bill
There was signed at Washington
on February 5, 1900, in good faitl;
and by proper authority, the Hay
Pauncefote Treaty. It enabled us
to transmute a dream into realitj
and to unite our far-flung coasts as
one by means of an interoceanit
waterway under our control.
For half a century preceding thai
February day another convention
the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, hac
stood in the way of the United State.'
building a canal in keeping with th<
Republic's desires and interests
Clayton and Bulwer in 1850, witl
the Nicaraguan route particularly ii
mind, had covenanted that neithe:
the United States nor Great Britaii
would "ever obtain or maintain fo:
itself any exclusive control" of sucl
a waterway or "erect or maintaii
any fortifications commanding o
near it" "or occupy, or fortify, o:
colonize, or assume, any domain ove:
Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Mosquit
Coast, or any part of Central Amer
ica." Mark that last and all-inclu
sive reservation?"or any part o
Central America."
Lord Pauncefote, the British Am
bassador, agreed, in behalf of hi
government, to the supersession o
the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty.
. John Hay, our Secretary of Stat<
in behalf of the United Statei
agreed, among other things, for thi
freeing of our hands, that any cans
we might build or cause to be bui]
should be open "on terms of entir
equality" to the ships of all nations
that we should employ no "discrin
i nation" in the "conditions or charge
of traffic."
That was and is the essence c
that contract of 1900. In ratifyin
it the Senate eliminated a clause b
which the contracting parties agree
to "invite the adhesion of othe
powers," and added the stipulatio
that the rules fixed for the operatio
and administration of the cam
"should not apply to measures whic
the United States tnight 'find it ne.
essary to take for securing by i:
own forces the defense of the Unite
States and the maintenance of pul
lie order.' "
Those were the only change
Great Britain ratified them, and c
November 18, 1901, in the sight <
all Christendom, Mr. Hay and Loi
Pauncefote signed the pact wii
the solemnity of the authority a
taching to their positions. The
governments' minds met in them ai
in that act. There were no reserv
tions. Nobody had any doubt abo1
what the signatories were doing i
intended doing.
Bqt eleven years later Cengres
without regard for that solemn co
tract and as though it did not exis
ordained the Panama Canal to
toll-free to our American coast wi
shipping. The theory upon which
acted was that as our coastwi
shipping, "in conformity with e
knowledged right" being "exel
sively reserved" to us, the eleme
of "equality" did not enter.
And this despite the understan
ing at the time of ratification th
the canal was to be open "on ten
of entire equality" to vessels of ?
nations.
Britain remonstrated. She co
ceded our right, however, to rene
any tolls collected from our coastwi
vessels cither by subsidies or dire
refunds.
The Democratic platform of th
year declared for free tolls, and the
the matter rested until, on March
1914, President Wilson made I
memorable appearance before t
Congress, with the request that it i
peal the dishonorable legislatic
T?ie request was granted. It w?s t
American thing to do. It was t
souare thing?the right thing,
was legal. It was morsl. The be
thought of the nation applauded
?lihu Root congratulated Woodrc
Wilson.
But last year the Republican ph
form, like the Democratic plaUoi
of 1912, declared for free tolls; and
nearly a month since a bill predi?
cated on this declaration was report?
ed to the Senate through the instru?
mentality of Senator Borah, of
Idaho. It was understood that Pres?
ident Harding, in keeping with his
indorsement of the party platform,
desired its passage at the earliest op?
portunity.
Yet what means the word which
went to the Senate Republican lead?
ers on Wednesday to the effect that
the President desires the tolls ques?
tion held in abeyance at this time?
And what means the report that he
is now of the opinion that the set?
tlement of the matter is one of dip?
lomatic negotiation and not legisla?
tion? Does he find himself standing
with Hay and Root? Is it the view
of Secretary of State Hughes that
we stand pledged by the treaty?
We feel that Mr. Hughes'a great
legal mind could render no other
decision than that.
The Tribune stands with John
Hay on this. It stands with Elihu
Root. It stands for the treaty as
it was written and ratified.
Reason, honor and all that our
nation's clean name means to us and
to the rest of mankind sustain us.
Let the Borah bill be shelved for
all timje.
Good News From Ireland
The summons to the Irish repub?
lican or Sinn F?in parliament to
meet in Dublin on August 16 may
properly be. regarded as the most
hopeful indication of an Irish peace
settlement that has so far developed.
In the parleys with Lloyd George
at London it is admitted that the
British Prime Minister did not con?
ceal the fact that he would not con?
cede Irish separation. There is no
evidence that General Smuts hid
from the Sinn F?in leaders that the
irreducible minimum was that Ire?
land should remain in the British
Empire.
So when De Valera signed the call
for the Irish parliament he did so
with knowledge of this condition.
His" action is idle and absurd, then,
if it is not a practical ?declanfetion
that he will not insist on Irish inde?
pendence. If the parliament agrees
with De Valera, as-it seems almost
certain it will, the Irish question, so
far as concerns the relations of Ire?
land and the British Empire, seems
practically settled.
What remains unsettled is the Ul?
ster question. The Ulster govern?
ment, by declining to send represent?
atives to Dublin, shows again that
it has no intention of putting Ulster
under the dominion of southern or
majority Ireland. Ulster, for the
present at least, will not agree to
submergence?stands for the princi?
ple of self-determination. Will the
Sinn F?in parliament abate insist?
ence on a right to coerce Ulster into
an unwelcome subordination? If it
does, if it grants to Ulster the privi?
lege of disposing of herself, then the
Irish question altogether may be re?
garded as on the eve of settlement.
?' The prospect is bright*. The real ;
friends of Ireland in this country
will do all in their power to promote
the settlement by refraining from
doing anything stimulating either
side to resort to arms again and to
revive anarchy.
Perils of the Links
So the insurance companies are of?
fering to write golf insurance?have
been able to assess in dollars the risk
a golfer assumes when he goes on
the links.
But this, perhaps, is less grotesque
than scoffers will assume. Golf has
its hazards, as every duffer knows.
Bunkers, traps, ponds, brooks,
ditches, swamps and bramble bushes
?that's what up-to-date links are
made of, it seems to the twenty-four
handicap man. There are other
hazards. Any one who has intercept?
ed a drive with his skull can testify1
that a'golf ball is a dangerous mis
silei And the back-swing of a brassie
resembles in impact the kick o? a
Missouri mule. A round on one of
the congested public links is often a
bit of trench adventure.
When thousands of persons are
chasing one another from tee to tee
with irons and baby cannon balls
somebody is likely to be hurt. But
certainly life is becoming compli-*
cated when even the sport that the
physicians commend for its health
giving qualities gets tangled up in
the actuaries' mortality tables.
Mysticism
It may seem a far cry from M. K.
Gandhi to Henry Ford. Gandhi is
the mystic who has done so much, by
not doing anything, to disturb Brit?
ish rule in India. And what about
Henry Ford?
The recent rise or renascence of
mysticism in the Occident is one of
the most interesting psychological
phenomena of the present time.
Mysticism is creeping more and more
into pur literature. Particularly is
it in evidence in the work of some of
our most prominent writers in
philosophy. There is a touch of it
in Dean Inge, it is notable in Ber?
trand Russell and certainly in H. G.
Wells, and in our own country Pro?
fessor Santayana, who, though born
in Spain, has long been associated
with Harvard, has a well defined
strain of mysticism. The interest
in new cults as attested by the
shelves of bookstores shows how dif?
fused is the vogue of the mystic.
So far as its tendencies can be
traced, modern mysticism may be
broadly defined as the revolt of men
of affairs against the Tanker forms
of materialism resulting doubtless
originally from an excess of natural
resources which work upon man's in?
stinct for self-preservation. That
! is to say, men in their ambition to
get money'get too much of it and
feel satiety. Thus Mr. Morgenthau,
in the curreht World's Work, writing
of his own "special gift for making
money" and how it led him on to
amass a fortune, says: "I was
ashamed to realize I had neglected
the nobler path of duty. I resolved
to retire wholly from business."
And so Henry Ford, when asked
for the secret of success, answers
with the single word "Faith," which
is akin to Gandhi's rule of non
resistance.
Loss of Camp Devens
Massachusetts' Grievance Against
Her Statesmen in Washington
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: "We are being discriminated
against," said L. W. Berry, a member
of the Ayer Board of Trade. "We
have Coolidge, Lodge and Weeks in
Washington from Massachusetts, and
they can't get a camp for their own
state. The towns within a radius of
twenty-five miles are up in arms over
this outrage."
The above, clipped from a recent
newspaper, is a remarkable document,
one which almost makes a citizen lose
faith in the average American's real
desire for reduction of anybody's taxes
but his own. The War Department has
been making tremendous efforts to re?
duce its expenses. A recent order is?
sued will cause the -abandonment of
some dozen or more wooden canton?
ments throughout the country. But
three aro to be retained?one at Camp
Dix for the East, one in the South in
Texas, and one out on the Coast. The
saving in overhead will be heavy.
But "our state" should have a camp!
Not because of its strategical value, its
nearness to ports of embarkation, its
availability for all-year-round drill, but
because "we have influential men in
Washington." On the long suffering
Congressman is laid the stigma of be?
ing the possessor of the hand which
deals out from the "pork barrel." But
the blame can be but lightly placed
upon his shoulders when he received
so loud a cue from his heavily taxed
constituents.
Without question every locality in
which one of the dozen or more camps
to be abandoned is now located like?
wise feels that it is being discriminated
against. Congress will be deluged with
letters of protest. Little wonder that
small progress is made against the
cost of government.
The War Department is doing won?
ders in the reduction of its overhead.
As your recent cartooon so cleverly
shpwed, Secretary Weeks is the first
to put his house in order. May we give
him our most heartfelt thanks and sup?
port, even if the citizens of his own
"discriminated against" ..t?te have the
itching palm. HENRY R. WILSON.
New York, Aug. 3, 1921.
The Dover Patrol Monument
To the Editor of The Tribune
Sir: The proposed presentation by
the British Memorial Association to
this country of an obelisk in memory of
the "Dover Straits Patrol," of which
our navy constituted an able part, has
been accepted. The City of New York
has "given a site for the memorial
at the foot of West Eighty-sixth
Street."
On the tall cliffs of Dover, swept by
stiff sea winds, were met recently a
body of officers and men of the Brit?
ish navy, who unveiled an obelisk com?
memorating the dark and hazardous
days of the Dover Straits Patrol. Bare?
headed, many among them must have
raised their gaze seaward, straight
across the Atlantic to the United
States, to their companions of the
great adventure
"The foot of WestEighty-sixth Street,"
which is backed by modern apartment
houses and fronted by the high ground
of Jersey, lacks the environment suit?
able to this obelisk A fitting site ;
would be the high cliffs of New Jersey,
where on bleak winter nights the mon?
ument would be silhouetted against a
rift in the sky, &s a sentinel. In fairer
hours it would be an objective point for
the motorist. From the inscription of
the Dover Straits Patrol his gaze
would lift to the broad expanse of the
sea with more understanding.
HARRY- CAVENDISH.
New York, Aug. 3, 1921.
Bonus Scrip Proposal
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir; A bonus to soldiers could be
paid in a manner to benefit immense?
ly and immediately the entire country.
How? By issuing directly to each man
government gold scrip, payable to
bearer, at option of government thirty
five to fifty years after date of issue.
Scrip to be issued only in denomina?
tions of $20, $50 and $100.
Such scrip, though not legal tender,
would pass into circulation almost im?
mediately by consent.
A fund could be provided for the
redemption of this scrip by extending
the payment of an equal amount of
our foreign debt, these foreign bonds
to mature several years before the
United States war scrip.
The scrip should pay no interest, or
very little interest. There would be
no quotation for it and it could not
be marked down like Liberty bonds.
These scrip notes should be of con?
venient size?not more than three times
the size of ordinary banknotes, and
.should be payable in gold.
J. W. GASTIN.
New York, July 29, 1921.
A Skilled Pacifier
(From The Providence Journal)
Marshal Foch, it is now suggested,
may come to the United States as
military adviser to the French delega?
tion at the disarmament conference.
The Germans will testify that the Mar?
shal knows how to disarm a nation.
The Conning Tower
FRANCES AND JOHN
(In what Charles Pratt considers?and
with acutely critical and sympathetic
charm?tip manner of Longfellow.)
In an old and forgotten volume
Of pages musty and brown,
I read the pathetic legend
Of the lovers of Tunwick town.
Of John and gent?o Frances,
Whose lives flowed on serene
As. the river beneath my window
Its grassy banks between.
For John was the village tinker,
And in his garage all day
He repaired the cars of tourists
_ r us much as the tourists would pay.
But oft did he pause and listen
To the motor's insistent noise;
It remirrded him of Frances
As she told him her hopes and joys.
And never a rim was fitted
In a new tire's close embrace,
But he thought of her pure caresses,
Her simple and clinging grace.
So toiling, hoping, praying,
This good man's hours were spent;
Each day saw somo traveler aided
And sent on his way- content.
And each day in her humble cottage,
Her household duties done,
Did Frances await her lover
At the hour of the setting sun.
Her eyes were deep and tender,
Her permanent wave was sleek,
And the rosy glow of the sunset
Was matched in her glowing cheek.
Flow tranquilly on, O River,
Seeking the distant sea.
You know not what rocks await you
-Nor how troubled your course shall be.
One night in the dewy spfTngtime
Frances stood at the garden gate
Expecting the faithful Johnny
And wondering why he was late.
"I will etroll to the shop," she mur?
mured,
"And give him a glad surprise.
I'll return that old revolver
He lent me to kill the flies."
She opened the shop's wide portal
And there, before her eye,
Was a car, and Johnny assisting
Its owner, Miss Nellie Bly.
As when some tire, inflated
To pressure it cannot bear,
Succumbs, and its cry of anguish
Bursts on the startled air;
Or as when a peal of thunder
Descends from the clouds o'erhead,
There came a loud explosion, ?
And John was suddenly dead.
Poor Frances knelt beside him.
"He looks just grand," she cried.
She tenderly smoothed his necktie
And turned him upon his ?side.
Full many a fragrant springtime
With nestine thrush and wren.
And many a cold December
Have come and gone since then.
But the flowers still bloom on the hill?
side
Where Johnny lies at rest.
The trees still cast their shadows,
The sun still sets in the west.
And as Frances, a dear old lady,
Moves quietly down the street,
The children gather around her,
And her face is sad and sweet.
Her smiles, though her eyes are misty
With an unforgotten pain,
As the sun on an autumn morning
Smiles through the mi?t and rain.
These all might have been her children,
And John might be now alive,
If, the eight-hour day observing,
He had gone from the shop at five.
But, though he did her wrong that eve?
ning,
She is true. He is her man still
And she knows that to her he is faith?
ful
As he sleeps on the quiet hill.
Etch night in her lonely cottage,
When her simple prayer is said,
She looks at his old revolver,
Weeps softly, and goes to bed.
Thus is the tale recorded
In the volume old and brown.
May we be ever as faithful
As the lovers of Tunwick townl
-
"I wonder sometimes," wondered the
President at Lancaster, "if you appre?
ciate the indescribable charms of the
section in which you live." The an?
swer, no matter what audience the
President is addressing and no mat?
ter where, is No. Besides, if people
appreciated the charms of the sections
they lived in, the railroad situation
njight be even worse.
Perhaps a Los Angeles audience
would appreciate the charms of the
vicinage. But nobody.would wonder,
even sometimes, whether the Los An?
gelan appreciates the indescribable?
but not because he doesn't try
charms of the section.
THE D!ARY OF OUR OWN SAMUEL PEPTS
August 3?Lay long, J. Wise and
Josephine sleeping at my house, but
they left before Stella cama to prepare
breakfast, so I had it alone, and so
to the office and at my stint all day.
Mistress Neysa to dinner with me, and,
so to the playhouse to see "The Scan?
dals of 1921," with some pleasant tunes
and some needless vulgarity, but with
as droll a merry-andrew as ever I saw,
Mr. Lester Allen, who hath much of
the sad humour of Charles Chaplin,
but the charms of Miss Ann Penning
ton lure me no whit. Mr. Allen and
Mr. Bobby Clark I should like to see
doing anticks together, forasmuch as
they are the drollest men I have seen
in a twelve-month.
4?To the office, and B. Flynn come
to lunch; but we cast dice for the reck?
oning and J. Wise had to pay for all.
To the courts, and played three setts
with H. Ronaldson, but could win only
one, and not easily, neither. Had P.
Hammond the critick to a frugal din?
ner, and we talked of matters close
to our hearts, and so home, and I read
Edna Millay's Second April, and
thought, if any one writes better poems
than she, I have not read them.
S?Up very betimes, and did a deal
of writing before breakfast, and finally
Stella comes, but somebody had, stolen
the cream, so she had to go and buy
another bottle. To the office, where all
day, and to dinner with P. Hammond,
and early home and to bed.
"Even The Tribune, Senator Lusk's
party organ," says The New Republic,
"hisses" 'Name them and go.' "
Not even The Tribune?and we know
every hisser in the office?can hiss that.
?. P. A.
WHAT IS ONE EXPENSE MORE OR LESS TO A MAN WITH AN
AUTOMOBILE, TO BE SURE ?
Copyright, 1921. New York Tribune Inc.
Boofo
B?>
Htywood Broun
"In reading your review of that por?
tion of my book How to Choose and
Get a Better Job that dealt with how
an applicant should dress," writes Ed?
ward Jones Kilduff, "I was much
puzzled to ,know how you found out
that I am a Yale man and hence a shin?
ing mark for a Harvard reviewer em?
bittered by the victory of the Yale
crew. Why is it that Yale men write
the books?and Harvard men review
them?"
Mr. Kilduff's question is too difficult
for us to answer. We don't know why
it is that Yale men write the books and
Harvard men review them. We don't
know why it is that Yale men start the
end runs and Harvard men spill them.
"But speaking about how to dress, as
you were," continues Mr. Kilduff, "sev?
eral weeks ago you were pointed out to
me at Henri's, on Forty-sixth Street,
You probably didn't notice me sitting
a few tables away. I was the fellow
wearing a soft collar. As I gazed al
you for the first time I remarked to the
waiter: 'Well, he certainly looks like
a writer. He reminds me of how Dr
Johnson used to dress before sitting
down to a good mess oi tripe.' The
waiter agreed.
"Yet you in your dress examplifj
how a writer and critic should appeal
when applying for a job. If you wer*
the editor of a paper, and a smart-look
ing young man dressed in a Brook
suit and wearing a stiff linen colla
asked you for a job as a book reviewer
would you consider him for the place
Rather, wouldn't you be inclined t
hire a man who wore a soft collar an.
an unpressed suit and who made
general sloppy appearance? So yo
see you are proving my case for me
the applicant should dress the part.
"I agree with you that soft collar
are mors comfortable than Btarche
collars?but I maintain that it may b
wiser /or a man applying for a bus;
ness Job not to wear a soft collar j
the interview. Soft collars are a
Caruso
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: The two splendid editorials
which your paper has published on the
passing of Caruso are worthy of spe?
cial commendation,
Beloved by the entire world, the
great tenor will always remain in the
minds of all who have beard him.
Gifted with a voice the equal of which
we of this generation have never heard,
he was the most outstanding figure in
the musical world. A musician
through and through?not only vocal?
ist, but pianist, composer and critic?
the name of Caruso will stand preemi?
nent among the world's great artists.
Caruso the man was one of the most
kind hearted persons New York City
has ever known. His gifts to charities,
his benevolence and philanthropic deeds
will make him forever remembered as
a benefactor of humanity.
E. B. SALINGER.
New York, Aug. 4, 1921.
"Some One Else's"-?Stet
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir*. In & Tribune editorial I notice
the phrase '.'some one e?Be's." Is it
correct, or should ?, read "some one's
else"? * C. A. B.
New York, Aug. 4./1921.
! right for a college professor, such as I
am, or for a critic, such as you are."
- . ,
Mr. Kilduff's reflections are entirely
justified, but we contend that the break
in fortune is hard on us. It was just
our luck that he should have seen us
the one night in all the year when we
happened to venture out without a din?
ner coat.
"Since it has become the custom to
criticize and argue about your book
reviews," writes Samuel P. Ward, "I
feel obliged to call your attention to
the fact that the story quoted from Mr.
Kirkaldy's book was very much better
told twenty-two (or more) years ago
in vaudeville by George Fuller Golden,
who, in telling'abqut Casey, a mythical
London cab driver, told about riding
beside Casey across London Bridge and
commenting about the beautiful tone
of Westminster chimes. He had to re?
peat his remarks several times, because
Casey could not hear. Finally, the cab?
by said: "Excuse me, George, but them
damn bells make so much noise I can't
hear a word you say."
It has also been called to our at?
tention that the E. M. Hull, who wrote
The Sheik is not a small Englishman
with hay fever, but Ethel M. Hull.
Other carping objections come from
kthose who are not to be dissuaded from
the theory of the conquering male,
"The desire for a real-honest-to-Goc
caveman is still aflame in the hearts of
most women," writes M. P., "no mattei
how highly civilized they imagine
themselves to be. Now do not vent the
fire of your wrath on this contribution
or I shall immediately develop a strong
passion for you."
A dangerous business is criticism
but we will hazard the opinion tha'
Real Life, by Henry Kitchell Web
ster, is an ingenious and larky farcica
romance. One of the things whicl
draws us to the book is that all th<
hauling and pulling about is done b;
the heroine. Does neither M. P. no:
anybody else realize that there ma:
also exist in the world some few heart:
aflame for the cave-woman?
Doukhobors Raid Chicago
(From The Chicago Daily News)
There is a shortage of English-Rus?
sian and Russian-English dictionaries
in Chicago and the explanation throws
an interesting light upon the efforts of
an alien people to acquire the language
of this continent.
The curious shortage in dictionarie*s
was reported by a Madison Street book
dealer. This dealer's entire stock of
the cheaper dictionaries combining the
English and Russian languages had
been sold wholesale to agents of the
Doukhobors, an extensive community
of Russian zealots who are now living
in Canada. As the bookman explained
it, the leaders of the Doukhobors are
anxious to have the rank and file of ?
?their communities remain ignorant of,
the English language and restricted to {
their native tongue. To that end they j
have forbidden the common people to ;
have dictionaries that would help them, ;
but the common folk have made up ;
their minds that they must learn Eng-!
Hsh. Hence the raid upon the shelves :
of the Madi3on Street store.
Up in the Air
(From The Portland Oregonian)
So the sp?2cial delivery letter cost ]
is to soar! Does that imply tran?inis
? sion by air route?
A Marine's Answer
To the Question Whether Soldiers
Fought With Vision of a Bonus
To the Editor of The Tribu?e.
Sir: As a former member of th*?
5th Regiment of Marines, wounded
severely on the Ch?teau Thierry front,
who spent nine months in hospitals
in France and the United States and
was decorated by the French govern?
ment, I believe I am qualified to
answer D. J. C.'s question, "Did all th?
men who fought so bravely in the re?
cent war do so with the vision of ?
bonus as an inspiration?"
If those who fought had the vision
of s bonus before them D. J. C. will
have to admit that they were the most
reckless gamblers that ever took a
sporting chance, and they certainly bad
most vivid imaginations. When I
think of the fine fellows from my for?
mer regiment, all volunteers, who
never came back it makes my blood
boil to realize that they died for such
men as D. J. C, who call themselves
Americans and have the effrontery to
ask such a question.
If D. J. C. is unaware of the feet
that the vast majority of volunteers
who really fought are opposed to the
bonus I must reassure him that this is
so. Mind you, I am referring to those
men who loved this country well
enough to volunteer for the munificent
sum of thirty per, sacrificed their busi?
ness pursuits, left their families, to
sleep in the rain and mud, to live on
"monkey meat" and stale bread end
coffee that was fit only to wash mes?
gears with, to stand the nerve wrack?
ing strain of battle, often to stand the
torture of being wounded, and the f*T
worse torture M the "agony cart" in<
tho hospitals. Oh, you that here
not been through all this cannot poi
sibly begin to realize!
And D. J. C. wishes to knew if *?
went through all this with a bonne,v
that will never be paid, as an inspira?
tion. Well, what fools we all were to
fight for such as he and with auch a
prize as our ultimate goal!
D. J. C. Bays the several ex-service
men that he has discussed the matter
with seem to feel the bonus is due
them. Well, isn't it? Personally I
am opposed to tho bonuj, but can any
one dispute the wounded veteran*'
right to some form of remuneration
for their purely patriotic motives?
D. J. C. also says that this is a time
to put aside all petty selfish interests.
I agree with him it certainly is, but
what has Been done for those ex-service
men who are now out of employment?
How many business men put ?pide
petty selfish interests and gave them
positions? What did these same busi?
ness men do during the war beside?
make money? What did D. J. C. do
during the war?
SEMPER FIDELIS.
Mountain Lakes, N. J., Aug. 4, 192L
Down-East Thrift
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: I had heard and read much ?i
the trouble in Asbury Park caused by
women attempting to enter the water
sans stockings. One shudders at the
depravity!
Imagine, then, my astonishment ?t
the following sign displayed at a popu?
lar bathing establishment on the Main?
coast:
"Because of the high cost of stock?
ings it will not be necessary for
women bathers to wear stockings oa
this beach."
So dollars win once again!
Old Orchard Beach, Me., Aug. 4, ".Wt

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