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Pirat to Laat?the Truth: News?Edi? torials?Advertisement? Uamivr o? the Audit Bureau of Circulation? MONDAY, OCTOBER 17. 1921. Ownad try N?w V..,- ... a Ns* TorU I arporation >? ? <>- ?e, it.- ._ i-rM deer.; Q. Ver ir Roce ?. \ -? Presiden . l?ele Hi??! Re? i ? '?? n ? - freu????- . Addre?. 1 reel. Now lora. Telapl? ? - BCBSCRTPTMN ' ?'. mill, L- ???l'.r.' P.ata?e IN TBJG ? \r.-:s ?? < ''?? - ? Sy l?afl. Postpa -..- Months Month Daily and Bui 512.00 r 10 V ^2 One ?r*k. See Daily enly.10 00 ?00 .?5 1 Or? m*<\: ;;,.-_ ??ujr'ay on >? . ? "?) ?.23 .49 Su?day ce*:/. Cei Ida .3 00 !>,^i ,5 5 FOHE1QN RATES Dally and Ru i.;.*,?. 128.00 tlg.Se 111? DaUy ooty.17.40 ? :? 1.45 (?uacay only . 9.78 6.13 Sil BBtered at tea Pwtoff e at S'en Turk aa Second r ... Matter. ' GUARANTY i Ven ?an ?utp*i?i? meretiandlia adftrtllftd la THE ' TRIBUNE with abeoluto lajtty?fer I? dlsa*il<tao~ t'eo result? In alW :xsa rHE TRIBUNE guaran-: tea? to pay your mtnty back upen requer?. N? red ; tapa. No Qui;.b!lT.-. ? 0 make ooo<i promn'.:v IT in? ?dv?rt!>;.- doe* I ct. UEMTFIt : ?"?? ?" ASSOCIATED T*TlRK?t IS? Asocia . ; Preea La ei,;..,:." ly entitled to tha u?? for r? .. ?atioi ?' ? news Llapatchea <radlt?d to It cr not ted ! UiLa paper, and the ... -? ..: spontaneous ortfln mibUshed ; AU rlghU <?: Q Ol a'; Other matte? haraln also ara reserred. The Strike Veto The railroad 1 ich have ordered a nati ? ? > id : trike are try? ing to impose a veto nie re? adjustment. They believe that they hold a club ovei the rest of the con munity through their power to tie up transportation, wholly or par? tially. In support ' f their own nar? row gToup interest they ".re going to declare war on all ether groups of workers, un farmers and other pro? ducers, on manufacturers and ship? pers, and on the great ma 3 of con? sumers. The ?trike is a piecr of selfish class aggression. War wage scales have bien abandoned in practically i every other industry. The railroad unions are bent on maintaining wage inflation at the war peak. In 1916, before President Wilson forced through the Adamson law, the an? nual labor bill of the carriers was $1,468,000,000. The Adams -n law increased it to $1,739,000,000. The Fev'?^al railsoad administration pushed it up in 1918 to $2,633,000, 000 and in 3919 to $2,843,000,000. The Railroad Lahor Board raised it again in 1920 to $3,698,000,000. If the increased scale of 1920 had been in effect durii g the whole of that year the 1920 wage account would have totaled .$3,980,0',0,000. Since 1916 the labor cos? I ratfroad oper? ation has i1. 153 per cent. Since 1017 it: hi s il crea ed 115 per cent, or, if the tas1 - 'ale . . 1 covered the full year in 1920, 128 per cent. The unions are striking against the recent cut in wages authorized by the Railroad Labor Board. They are thus challen] ;' I E ch-Cum mins law, whLh rave them a special protection as t( w-, tatus by pro? viding that .11 c itroversies over wages or voi luid be re? ferred to a Fe I " il tribun; 1 re] re? starting the : ads, tht ,'orkers and the public The Cui imin ad as the Senate passed i1 contained anti strike provisi ns. e el n i nated in the conference with t1:' IIou.-.. A strike agair t a dt cisi n by the Labor Board, tl 1 not prol ibil d by the statutt amo .. ' 1 a declara? tion by the union: I hey re? nounce ; 11 '.. ?..;' they will ? it menta v.-1-;: li . ?. ??!?:? unfavor? able. The pul lie ha. ,-? ' ? in the opt rs. Tlial interest has ; ain and agai n in F '? ral le Contini ity of Fen ce i? e - ?? inder the scl erne of governi ??gulai. :. whii ii has been 1 : jjgjj j. . . . ... aran1 ? '.'?' ?rw ise one of the ma ,n ol jed 3 of r ?gelation :' d The uni In dy to defy tl 0 law and Lo inil ei lous losses on the ?The power they have to put a ? rgo on traffic is thus a mem rder and welfare. ' ers say thai employee :-- v, '. ms arc- figl for life. T ?;. ir b I sense Lia*, they ; re fighting n be half of a 1 ty's cl'aii pconon-1 ? to est? c?t at the e cp \ of the unrj nityV va-" ly greater i Obregon's Difficulties That conditions are bettering in Mexico is an ii from Mexico's n ????. abs< n e I the Dews. 1 can Suprci! 0 1 !ourt about tbi 1 retroactivit.y of A 1 ' lele >' X V ! I o? thr; Mexican Co titution ii now eppted as ??? step. It docs nol question, but it ; as gri atly helped. Adequate evidei thai American and foreign life . : ? ? arc safe in Me cico yet fui but there Is cl ... it in Mexico. That the change ] i? natura!. !'? .' al 1 for? bid any a< eensitive prl f at the T>r-"''"?? ' the pub that T'- *? iii > .a the pow< f ''? '''''?? ? ;?? ' ' The existing < reasonable cl ? ? much In '..?? '?'? certain powerful nu n v ho arc 1 to c? pitalize r.';;- seeming fr ti ward Ame ri< a on the part of ?un. It i;, 1 rue that ' here n many ? ' i f loj alty to Obregi n. long as ho i-' in power he ?.-. ? :t'.?. But c .. id! to that Uicre arc none besidt ? I who aspire to the McLean Pre - di ' ?>'. Some of th< se a 'pirants at" in Obregon's own Cabinet, and they have freely lent ti eir stn ngth to him. It is no : et tl at Elias Ca?-? les, at present Minister of the In-1 terior, hopes, to succeed Obregon. I And De la Huerta, foncer Pro? visional President and now Secre? tary of the Treasury, and Villareal have ambiti. as of their own. What more natura'? Is it surprising, then, that Obre? gon moves cautiously? So long as the direction of his policy if ri? ' " this country may well > ? charita-1 bly its lach of Under the Surface city's reg? itration for i '23 is 1,268,364, oi ly 105,51 0 . : rt < the reg? tration of .' municipal c impai I i year h lieen dull < paign of 1917, 1913 or 1909. " has been little surface < it< But the unusual re . total indicates that the vo rs are tal i tg sei -? usly the is; Lie bet sv en lea it r bhip o?' the ' ' irran ' ? ack r ? hi;> of the Hylan type. Are we becoming : oi les - interest! d in the bent : good local govei' voters of to-day more pride in a oufrR ard aspects < * cil y life and more concern for clean* r streets, be t ter city planning, better police and fire protectioi . more adequ ite facilities and the reduction of living cr sts which wo ild follow an im? provement of railroad and port '? t minal facilities than t In . had I on >r ' - - nty years ago? They arc more iiitt. a: ely than they were, a cording I .> mai ,. signs of the time in politics. This sharpened sense of civic d ity i.; m )re appreciable to-day, when vote, for women lack the pari traditions which used to control so la, - ly eve:; in municipal ?amp; They have little love for Tam or for any organiza! : n as s . They know that wherever the ci y government tou : in Lay are far from getting out ,L I h what they ought to get. Thi.. year 572,306 mo/n ? are registered than were i in 1917. That is one of the m ) a i ncouraging as] . uati ?n The 1917 election tuned on pers ial frictions an l anta; the city is calmlj p ing to < lo i a Mayor, not to puni: h anyl ody but to carry out policies whi? h a i iaji r ity believes to be to the common i - terest. O?r With the irons! VYht n the La Fol stt act was addi J to the loi list oi laws in which -tare recorded the nation's futile efforts during the past s;xty-o:!d years to regaii oui estate in the deep sea it was 'a ? . : its i. 'pause:-:- ? d the strange s ' :' economics to which they be!; a- the last word. The country was informe i that L, and throurj marvolous li islal ve product o combin ;d brain pt er of ! a F ?1 ?i tte Vi illiam B. V, dsoi . - im Secretary of 1 abor, ara! Andrew f urusc th, leader of shir, li i ;m, .he trick had been I asar,;. Without low erinj t ol 'Lmeri can ship operation ? indi it i fee M at" as < at ion of the treat; It men.;. n ute was to be to rai a the rest i ? ? rjie p ,i..( )-; < , o; r plane and ' andards of li\ n ! The fallacy ol ;: it alleged rea: on . a ' ,a I] ? , ? the differences - itting to-da tween the * o? t ol . that i c tor? differences which increa: e . ?....: period rei etl fur fUl Lai. j . ead of frankly adm ? I lealing with it as one of the ? tai ding ! nited St at es and a : ?,.) izai. i E L? ambition t re- mer . ? bei need , : he iead pi bli "Give u stal aid! Give u u -: .? i ? \, ? I ? ? I. . . La t ry, i n keepi ng w it h t ? : on Mondaj ? Senat , embrace a can ' ': rii inatory dut i s and r ?? at ? ? career , h?i h cu .. iess than t disaster! [ft ??.:.:??? u!d let o think '? - . ? I] ? it I Igii t , ;. r|U ... fcrential tl a exi ' a a i Ameri ! cart i the trades ovJ I : a ? ? . ? ?m i as In : holdii t ecoi to use I , but i '. '? " ? " - ' , . ' ?? f I ' ?? ? .' . we Am the cost or American operation can j and must be brought down. To expect a merchant marine to | !h and thrive under the handicaps; which, for various political but un? jo tifiable reasons, v/e have imposed i on Yankee deep-water ships is as i reasonable as to expect a handcuffed man to swim. I3 it not t'.me to be gin unlocking the handcuffs? Off with the irons! Coast Defense Weapons A mammoth 16-inch coast defense pun has just been tested at the army proving grounds. The total cost of this gun, with its mount and con? crete emplacement, will be approxi mately $500,000. With a powder charge of eight hundred pounds it ill throw a shell weighing 2,200 pounds to a maximum distance of thirty-five miles. Admitting the great power of this ; a., .1 is important to consider its limitations as a factor in coast de? fense?the only use to which it can 1 " put. The gun can at most protect the coa: t to a distance of but thirty-five miles. Even at that ran?e and at shorter range it could not hit a tar-! ! '. t at night, and in the daytime sel tl mi, unless aided by airplanes or air hips to note and signal the fall of the ' hell. The chi aces of hitting a 1 ship or Heel: would he very small, j And how many of these $500,000: guns would be needed to give half- j time "111a.; action" to the coasts, of the j I nited States, from Eastport, Me.,' to Galveston, Tex., and from Puget Sound to San Diego? The number be large and the cost would be ill as. At the same proving ground the | a nay tested another coast defense ? .veapon An airplane, from a height, j oi i I 10 feet, ihopped a 4,000-pound! bomb containing 2,100 pounds oiL high explosive. It dug a cellar 25 1 a- ' deep and 75 feet in diameter. It wouh! have destroyed the great 16 inch gun with its emplacement and crew. A few such bomba will any fort on our coast. consider Lue military and eco-1 advantages of the airplane : and its bomb in comparison with the j gun. Ten or twelve bombing planes j be built for the price of one; $500,000 gun. All of these planes - and as many more as we may wish j to build?can be concentrated at a few hoar.-.' notice at any threatened ? point on the Atlantic or Pacific coast. in other words, the movable planes! with their bombs can utilize the vital I ry principle of concentration up a . a ( nei ly at any point ou our ! via usands of miles of coast, while | th( immovable gun is restricted toi thirty-five macs. i L' Iowa experiment showed that a few planes can discover a hostile, (le i ?vithin an area of 20,000 square ? . in two hours. The Ostfries land experiment showed that bombs if 1,000 and 2,000 pound?, can sink. any ship in existence. The joint .- rid Navy Board has officially ted that a 4,000-pound bomb c: a nk any future ship that con-' struccors can build. The Alabama experiment showed that airplanes attack ana destroy the ships of! a fleet at night as well as by day. And the airplane can easily attack a I ship di: taut one hundred miles from 1 the cc; t! V ' must choose which of these weapon; we shall chiefly rely on? immi vaille guns costing hundreds of millions, giving little protection, or ;mo\ able air forces costing much less, which protect the whole coast and in ' a nd the sea to a distance of one I tmdred miles from the coast 11 is the duty of army and naval ; promptly to recognize the ' a ?ii ... of old weapons and the ad? vent of ai w ones. They must mod? ernize Lair minds! The intelligent layman ?the taxpayer?is very much : a ?" ted. He believes in proteo. - ion, but he a ;o believes in the max proteefion in return for the invest? d. The "Babe" and the Judge Despite the banishment of "Babe"' from organized baseball in solemn pronun ?amento spoken by Kent saw Mountain Landis, conui ?ner extraordinary of 1 he ? - ! gan e, it : - si hi possibl ; that h ? "ta' .'" will be trying to heat his rtl '?-?>' hi rua- next >";? decree of the commis io "Babe'' i an outlaw, all ?'a; v. a h ! am arc outlaws, aal ven the ft nces o\ 1 r w hieb he may 1? al ai ?! reprt la nsible ; re out! iw and taboo. .'. h . ;a ; he law <>\ oi ganized base least f ?'? tL' time being. "Babe,' >%ith in elemental mind, . '.? ;; at it is elementally an unfair law; then fore, one to I e "busted" a : rai: hi one ovc r I he plate is a ted." The judge, reserving ch - a to the nu ; its of the law, Ihn it i the law and must 1 cd even by the "Babe." Hi? ? 1 ? ' ' In ?wing it might !' " Hire a d udiock, w ith the judge, ; -.-. tl the decree of organized : 11, ! irrii - f: e outlawed bat pioi froi ball parks, it i a long I ?mo before the ? ? ni .'? south, und bj ??' : i me :. - tern law 1 f organized 1 ? disposed to loo1 arc 1 nt einou off< n ? .lifting an il!? ?n ?ver an i!l? aal fein e ii th illi -a- . , all pL\ 1 1 .'. lib gal In re . used in the purob Pickwickian or organized baseball j sense, for the civil courts may de- i cide that a Ruthian homo run is as ? legal in the winter as it ia in mid? summer. According to persons who know, j the presence of "Babe" Ruth in base- | ball during the season just past j has meant something ever a million , in increased attendance at the or rnnize,'. baseball parka. Of course,; baseball magnates never could be swayed by mercenary considerations j ?yet there is some hope of tho stern law being tempered to the shorn "Babe" a little before the Polo) Grounds are open for tho season of i 1922. It ia quite likely that the! "Babo" will be trying to lift the lit- j tie pill beyond the horizon and that j the magnates will be ready to pro- j nounce it legal. Closing a Factory Manufacturer Waits for Tariff Based j on American Values To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: Washington asks: "Why this i unemployment?" First?Undervaluation that costs tho united .states $100,000,000 each year.; What is the cause? We are importers. We do not have to swear to the invoice j price of tho goods we import. If wo buy a dozen clove:; for 180 franca we! can invoice at 120 francs and pay the duty on the 120, and the government loses. It ia simple. Pay cash in Eu? rope, have an agent ship tho goods at any price. The dishonest, importer knows that the appraisers cannot keen informed, from day to day, as to the wholesale prices in 110 countries, and it has always been absolutely impos-1 sible for them so to do. Roth Democratic and Republican an-, praisera uro In favor of American j valuation, because it is so much easier | to administer a tarn? founded on | wholesale prices of commodities in the United States. Tin's means to the ap? praiser that the present difficulties arising from the fluctuation in foreign exchange will be eliminated. It also j means doing away with the. discrimi? nations and securing an equal amount j of duty on the san e commodities, from whatever country imported. It will put Japan, which Pays 15 cents a day for general labor, on an i equal basis with Canada at $.'* a ?lay i and Germany at $5 a week. For ex? i ample, if Japan makes a ton of steel, costing ?10, Canada $18 and Germany ? $12, they would all pay the samo duty i on an American valuation of $20, what- i ever +he rato on the ta?iff bill; say 10 ; p3r cent: each country would pay $2 duty a ton. American valuation is only adminis? trative, has nothing to do with rates ? and doe3 not make things cost more. but mal?es all ray their honest duty. It will mean Si less in taxes to everj man and woman in the United States. One hundred and eight million pairs of gloves have, been imported in the last year. The c ?Teet is that we, foi the first time in twenty years, have to close our factory within the next fif? teen days for an indefinite time. The emergency tariff put a duty on hair on Spanish raw skins of 15 cents a pound, or about $3 a dozen, but charges the German leather dresser only $1,35 a dozen on finished leather. We pay $1.65 more. duty. German wages are $5 a week. We nay $25 for less work. Germany pays ??0 cents to GO cents for anilines, we $1 to $1.45. Do you see way our factory must close? Under this ta rill" we are helpless. At the recent (" hicaj^o convention of manu? facturers, which i attended, tho manu? facturers from every state were unanimous in the opinion that we can? not go on or start, up our factories until an adequate tariff bill,founded on American values, is passed. With it.--. . passage a million and a liaif men will i be put to work in our factories alone, i and this will furnish employment toi railroad men, miners, clerks -'.nd arti sailfl of c^rry trade JOSEPH E. WOOD, Gloversville, N. V., Oct. 13, 1921. An t!yc on the. Tally Sheet To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: The returns from the election i districts in the Borough of Manhattan | last November are said to have been ' tho worst in the memory of the oldei I member of the Board of County Can vassers and tho returns in other bor ?? i ugha were no better. The law explicitly declares that each voter as announced shall be tallied in 1 lack ink upon the official tally sheer, i The courts have declared the official tally sheet to be primary evidence of the count. Yet preliminary tallies ire fi ? quently, if not generally, made with lead pencils on loose paper and later copied upon the official tally sheets. 1 I e stal ul ory method is m . only the ! roper, but the ea? ?est method. '1 o ? adopt any other is an abuse against which uuy citizen present -it the can ?' ba loi may prol ist. If the protest be disregarded tin policeman on duty may be requested ( i arrest the offenders; if he refuse, the citizen pro tei ting : lay make tho arrest and de? mand that tho policeman take the rri oner before a magistrate; If he re - fusi to do so, application for a warrant, i ? arrest n .v, be made to a magistrate on the following day. D. New Brighton, S, I.. Oct. 14, 1921 Why ? ; To the Editor of The Trib ine. Fir: Can any one tell me why '. -, ? b< v ?' and laundi ii s .-till keep up the ir 1 igh pi at. v. rj r fi ici s ' : "i EWART BROWNE. New York, Oct. 11, 1921. Ke-pir.g Out of Mischief (From rhh Um t/ord i 'ourant) Mayor Hylan of New York spends ) much timo writing letters to the nowi papers accu i rig them of t roat injj him unfairly, lying about him and in her ways unrighti .-?!;,? discrediting his adminisl ral ?on I liai one wonders . how ho has timo to lo anything else. I Probably it's a good thing. The Conning 1 ower KOOLT 3 THE8AURTJH Being the second of a series oj popular songs founded on books An author he was looking out the win? dow, For naught to him to wn(? had yet occurred; His little wife was starving at his ?Ibow, For neither of them could think of a word, last, in (rrim dispair, he sought a volume? .4. volume that feas written by Roget? As he that tattered tome so softly fondled, His wife so brave these words did hear him say : CHORUS I've found (he word I wanted, so riches now are owe?, And life again will be quite grand and gay, What wonders if s done for ts, that splendid old Thesaurus! That sweet, replete Thesaurus of RogcU It is, as has been said in this de? partment, not easy to answer simply simple questions. Rather the rarity ort simplicity in questions makes it hard to give simple answers. Evidently this has occurred also to Mr. A. P. Herbert, who, with Mr. J. (J. Squire and Mr. Logan Pearsall Smith, id about to sail for the United States. To Ques? tion 13 oi' the forro departing English? men have to make out?Final Destina? tion (Intended Future Residence)?Pro ressor Scruby [Mr, Herbert writes it in Punch] answered: "This la a question to which T can scarcely give an adequate reply within ti-.a present limits and without soma further d?finition of the terms em? ployed. "The term 'Final,' for example, Is ambiguous, and attributes to human purpose a degree of certainty which I for one am not prepared to claim. Do you mean my final destination in Eng? land, or in America, or on earth, or elsewhere? Again, the word3 'Perma? nent' and 'Intended raise a number o? interesting problems. 'Permanence' Is, of course, a purely relative term, and ene which I should not care to apply to any action of mino. Again, 'Inten? tion' signifies a knowledge of foresight of as act coupled with a desiro for that act. That being so, you will ap? preciate that I can only say that, as? suming I reach America, my inclina? tion would be to return to Oxford quite George, the Professor's nephew, adds Mr. Herbert, also answered, "Heaven knows! " On Sixth Avenue, Mount Vemon: "Say it to your wife with a beautiful white sink, it will last longer." Guarded as tho forecasts of sport writers arc and cautious as the usual baccalaureate sermon is, for utter earc fulnes3 the cup hereby is chunked at the writer of the following letter. It was written in answer to an advertise? ment for a canvasser and was inserted i by The Nation's Business in "The Phil adelphia Public Ledger," thcur/h the writ r's meticulousness keeps him from admitting the identity of the paper an well as the date 01 "?sue. The letter: Washington D. C. "Gentlemen: I have noted with some interest your announcement appearing in a recent issue of a Philadelphia :.'?'.'. ? paper. "Speaking in the broader sense, the subject is quite interesting, but at the rrlomcnt I will not co into detail in tho discussion of that point. "Should the busness . abasements of your representative bring him to Phila delphia concerning the matter now be? fore us, it would be a pleasure to meet and know him personally for a thorough understanding of the Bubject, in which event it might bo quite within my power to make a suggestion here and there of more or less interest and, per? haps, valu.." .'. N. FITZGERALD. a-.'? < ?i-T'-L't? r?^F^S^-?SSSSa?M-S?? ? $_' I Gotham Gleanings |; ? -Well, most of us registered. Lote for Curran ? whs. from to? rn? ?rrow. ?Nate Salsbury has moved to Caldwcll, N. J. .-?Frank Frisch ig 'pending a few days up IL ralliant way. -?Art ? unuels has been missing again for more 'hau a wk. Art Byron of Montclair ball . ' led Thurs. and Wedncs. ? -Mrs. Maty Pickens of Scranton v. a: in tow n for the ball game Thurs. Eddie House called on Mr. and Mrs. !', W. Wilson in Washington i hu? i. Miss Abby Morrison is going to give a Hallowe'en party on Oct. 31, Hallowe'en. Anybody we had a bet with on tho wi iri.i's series we haven't settled with pie a; c remind us. ?Gil Miller of here and London ? ,r- to sen the Tarkington show rues, a a. ?it. ?Li loks like a i old winter and Aleck Woollcott's fur-collared coat i : ? nit of dea i storage. Quite a crowd of Chicagoans arc going down t i sec the U. of C. team play the Princetons next Sat. Prices ara going down, and the tele pi,one service ?3 a;j;:'iri pretty good. If this continues a paragrapher will be among ..ho unemployed. | Young Japanese boy want position as schoolboy. Phone 1108.?Fresno, Cab, ' lit puiilican. Wallace Irwin please write. To hear the I'M Soaks talk, you'd a Sarsaparilla Rebellion was im i . inunt. If Hit 6,G08, as drafted, becomes a law, there will bo trouble, it would ilar from the matJa any publication containing informaci?n a my . . contest in speed, strength, or skill.' which might serve as tho basis for I bcttir - i nis department would be I cer.tnbless, for tho daily contest of speed, strength, and skill that is oa among contribs would stop. Obviously 'a ihe basis fer belting. In the mean time, 10 to :J it never be? comes a law. F. P. A. "A SEAT FOR EVERY CHILD" Copyright. 19C1, Now Tori: Tribune, Ina Books Percy Hammond "Panem et circenses"?Bread and a Big Show?wa3 the ancient formula adopted by young Mr. Banneker to realize his aspirations to be useful, though prosperous, in metropolitan journalism. So, indeed, is it Samuel Hopkins Adams's recipo for similar re? sults in "Success," a good and exciting book about Mr. Banneker and his ex? periences with woman and the news? papers. Mr. Banneker, as editor of "The New York Patriot," sought to beguile the restless and unthinking multitude with a combination of nourishing editorials and spicy news sensations. He lured thfj boneheads to his columns with such spectacular bait as "Murderer Dabbles Name in Bloody Print," or "Finan? cier Resigns After Sprightly Scene at Long Beach," and, getting them there, he improved them with pre-digested double column essays entitled: "Why Has the Ornithorhyncus Got a Beak'.'" or "The Sardino Is Dead; Therefore Mora Comfortable Than You, Mr. Strap-Hanger." ?;: A * Mr. Adams's way with fiction is as efficacious, if not so obvious, and he beckons you to perusal of "Success" with attractive gestures of romance and adventure. Arriving in its pages you find yourself joining him in a spirited study of one kind of modern journalism. He shows it to you ex? plicitly from the rococo parapets of its ideals, through devious passage? ways to its unwholesome cellars. For so passionate a crusader in behalf of absolute perfection in journalism; for one so impatient with the least infrac? tion of its holiest ethics, .Mr. Adams in "Success'' is gratify ?ngly forbearing. A few mouths ago I beard him in argument with one of the most successful and most. expedient of tho current newspaper makers. In his earlier days this jour? nalist had written a play in which, the hero thereof, a managing editor, had sent the father of the woman ho loved to jail for grafting. Tho journalist ! regretted having composed this drama, i and said that if he liad it to do over i again he would cause his hero to dis? regard his duty to the public and to ? make his sweetheart happy by suppress? ing the news of her parent's im? probity. Mr. Adams in the ensuing controversy argued with great heat : that no possible circumstances couaJ justify an editor irr keeping the fathei I of his ladylove out of jail if he be I longed there. But in "Success" Mr. Adams seem; I to recognize and appreciate the fact i that it is as difficult to be faultles! in journalism as it is in banking, mer i chandizing, or in tilling the soil. Ever ? Ho who made tho earth in six day. \ erred, it is said, to the extent that II: repented; and Mr. Adams ar-pears ti ! huvo discovered that newspaper men as well as others, arc up against tin j inevitable weakness of their fellows. S< | Banneker in "Success,'' while possess ' ing most of tho attribut"! of nobility : succumbed at times to life's irresistibl irregularities, and his journal bccaim at once a benison and a menace. * --s * All of that, however, is (he bread o 1 "Success." Tho circus of it is in Bar ? neker as a super-human being, th I desert boy who emigrated to New Yorl became a reporter und tho best drcssci first-nighter en Broadway, the lover i the patrician Io Weiland and ever; v tuallj the maker and breaker of Judges, mayors and governors. Though his stipend was meager, he dined on his night off at Sherry's, and ho was ap pareled on those occasions in a fur lined topcoat and a tall hat. Tho head waiters were, obsequious as they discussed with him the menu. He had suppers with Bettina Raleigh, the reg nant star of the theater; and once, when beset by footpads on the water | front, ho killed some of them, routing others, and relentlessly exposed, there? after, the complacent police. Assigned to interview Io Welland's brother on the tonic of her separation 1 from her- husband, he went to an ex? clusive pido club and, after being threatened with physical violence foi his reluctant impertinence in the mat ter, was invited to become a member and did so. He entered New York Citj in clothes made by Sears-Roebuck, redo h nt of the desert's cacti, but in a fev weeks he grew urban in dress and so phisticated in demeanor. The trans i formation, as described by Mr. Adam? i is credible, though picturesque. Whil : it may be doubted by old newspape : men, it will be believed by the younj ! r::es, because it is so true, accordin, j to their yearnings. Banneker's story in "Success" is toi with all of Mr. Adams's persuasive eld quenco and sincerity, and T think that i may be said of it that it is his ben work and the best of the season's no\ ? is about the newspapers. As a state ' ment and investigation of condition its hopelessness is mitigated by a cor: passionate tolerance, and as a romane its episodes are agitating and belie able. A perfect example of realist picturing, I think, are the first pages c "Success," wherein Banneker, tl ? ms. m y desert station agent, is inte lilted in his exploration of the mai order catalogue by a railway collisic which, as described by Mr. Adams, tra scends photography. It is, at time3, ; bit difficult to identify tho Bannek : of the plains with the Banneker Fark Row, so wide are their diff?rence but Mr. Adams manages to convin ; ou. I believed nearly all of it, ev to that point where Banneker, heari: rl ?.tant music, said to his companic the lovory Io, "Hark!" For a mome , I suspected that Banneker would ha said, "Listen!"' having never heard t i word "hark'' employed in so real | i e'".ersat ion. Which goes to show h ( finicky one may be in searching i flaws among the better things. The Athenian's Oath To the Editor of The Tribune. Sir: Are not the sentiments i pressed in the "Oath of the Atheni Youth" suitable for publication pr I to our city election? The "oath" v as follows: "We will never bring disgrace thi :, our city, by any act of dishone j or cowardice, nor ever desert our e fering comrades in the ranks. We v . fight for tho ideals and sacred thn of the city, both alone and with me.1 we will revere and obey tiie city's la and do our bes', to incite a like rest. and reverence in those above us \ are prone to annul or set them naught; wo will strive unceaiingly quicken the public's sense of civic di Thus in all these ways wo will trt i mit tliis city not only not less, as it was transmitted to ns." [ A. R. FULLERTO; New York, Oct. 15, lf*21. ( Felliana I A Few Last Words in the Discussion of the Unloved Doctor i To the- Editor, of The Tribune. Sir: "If Caryl Coleman, to whose i note in to-day's Tribune i an referring, ! had careful cad i ! of the ?Ot I W33 the late ' Canon ' ? ley Perry, and not I, who call 1 att r. ; tion to the fact that Thomas Bn : his famous retort on Dr. Fell, borrowed ! from Thomas Forde's "Virtus R ?? .v& 1 rather than translated Martial's epi 1 gram "Ad Sabidium." 1 Inasmuch as Dr. Perry who was Canon of Li : ? md sub ? sequcntly, until his a . anco;. ? of Stow, must have been, to | idge'from bis splendid "History of the tlhurch of England," a man of wide "eadinr, , he evidently knew where? t he w?? speaking when lie made tl it gratui? tous supposition." As regards Thomas Ford* of whom Mr. Coleman confesses hi ignorance, there is some interesting information ebout him from the pen oi 5ii Sidney i Lee, in "The Dictionary oi National ' Biography." Ho seems '. ? be best known by his collection of moral es says entitled "Lusus 1 - Condor, ; 1649). Referring to W. F. I ? Interest? ing note in your issue of IStb, t1" : eiuotes Cl?ment, Marot's version of Mar? tial's epigram with perf ' re tnest, but makes the curiou ' *"pe?I* ! :ng of him as "escrivaii ? " I c' Brittany nnd onetii tary to Francis I, while, in re? ras his father, the poet Jean " 1463 1523), who held the ? ',?I"r to Anne de Bretagne ai that of valet de chan I mcis I. (Cf. "La Grande i aeS3, page 283.) Mr. Tisn? is doubtless c< e t In h ' opinion that Cb U96 1544) rendition gram ?is the prototype .." I isey i Rabutin, Forde and Bn Ac ? KL New York, Oct. 15, : ? To tho Editor of The d Sir: I have n discussion of Dr. I If '??'? care to hear the answer 1 en The reasons that ! d ' '"?? 1 >r. Fell, are two: (a) I do not know you ? '? ?" i !" I do. I New York, Oct. 15, I Jewels and Radium , From The S ????' v / ? W hat are the ultim *'" lof radium no one can say. i terious metal thei e is a di : of the atoms which O] i ; science to which, al pi - ' ':'" can be seen. There seem ?any substance which is a i the bombardment of the liberated particles, and tho lal apply it to gems who causeo by impurities in the Btone. It is believed that b : ? ?? t?o? ('f : radium the impurities can bo evenly diffused so that a rich depth of color is given to a naturally a :? rior jewel. Experiments which have already l,o?n carried out suggest that there i- a very material alteration in (he g^m* , treated. If the radium do? s all that Is hoped for from ?1 the effect on the market of such st< ncs ns depend l?r their value upon the depth and rich" nosa of their coloring is bound it? l>e disturbing. . ?