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THE SUN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1914.
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TJM'ItKliAY, AUtiUST 13. 1914.
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lt ,i. pan i.r thu eountry or Uuiepc on
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m : t . ti rin 'lnFir.l order thruuch nw
Uoler or directly nt PuMknllon Offlce, tele
phono miOQ ileekuiun.
All i-h"cl., money ordeie, Ac, to be msite
tA).iblF lu Tim SiA,
ruhllnhed .iiilly, Including ?umUy. by the
Sun I'rlntliiK and I'utillsnins Aoclntlon at
170 Nkmiu rtreet, In tin llarouih ot Man. i
Inttan. New York President tiil Tuajiurer, !
Wlliuni (' ll'l k. 170 .Nimmu ttreeti Vlie- ,
1'resl lent. C.lnard I'. Mitchell, 10 N.iuu !
rtrert. rtreury, C. I',. I.uiton, 1.0 Naiul '
London nffli e, i:ninchain Home, t Arundel
Paris nRltr. 0 Hue de la Mlohodltre, olt
Hue du tjuatre Septembre.
Warhlnntoii oltlie, Hlblm llulMlni.
tliookln olllce, 1 0; Llvlnoton itreet.
our frlrndu ufio m or in lellA manrr(pti
ni lllutlritlunt for publimUun itlU tn linif
irirctfit nrtttln rttutnri thty mult tn alt cae
ttnd Um)a Jor that purpoit.
Tim Kport Tax Again.
In arlous choleric minds the lu
ereaeil cost of foodstuffs, a not tin
natural ciiiiscpienc,. of present world
.onditlons, has bred the suggestion that
the markels be further Interfered with
hy the liusi!.tlou of mi export lax on
meats, cereals and similar products.
The economic competence ami political
exs.licnc,v of such a tax need not en
gage attention. The subject Is speci
fically ami comprehensively treated In
section '. of Article 1. of the Constitu
tion, which lu clause provides that
"No ta or duty shall be la'.d on arti
cles ported from any Htatc."
Thai the Constitution might he
amended lu this particular Is true; but
before the amendment could he pro
posed, submitted to the States, approved
hy the iciiiNlle number thereof and
otllcl.illy proclaimed, the conditions
which crealed M-iitlluent favorable to
It would probably he a page of history
ami not of couiemporary interest.
Mines on the Open Nrn.
A memorandum ghen by the Hrlt
lsh Charge d'AITali-os at Washington
to Secrei.ir.N Hu n Tuesday asserted
that "the licrmaus are planting con
tact iiunc-. Indiscriminately about the
North Sea lu the os'u -ea without re
gard lor consequences to merchant
men." Tlie North Set being thereby
made "perilous lu thu Inst degree," the
Hrltlsh Admiralty "holds Itself fully nl
liberty to adopt similar measures lu
self-defence." thereby Increasing the
dangers of navigation In that sea. Neu
tral merchant ships are warned to
Thus the open sea becomes n closed
sen, monopolized as a battleground of
two rowers. Any merchant vessel ven
turing thereon Is liable to be destroyed
with nil on board. This nt n time
when sea transportation Is crippled,
when the number of passenger steam
ers has lsen notably decreased and
when the exportation of food products
Is becoming a commercial necessity
for the t'nlted States.
And not In the North Sea alone, hut
in every sea where ships ply, these
mines may be laid hy theM belligerents
or by their nllles, following the humane
example; setting these hell traps in tho
pious hope that only the enemy will
he ginned thereby. As for friendly
nations, due "notice" will be. should
ts, Is supsised to have been given.
They may keep olf tho water or they
rosy take the risk. If their Govern
ments haw made formal protest they
mny hope to recover damages for their
essels, injured or lint by an open sea
mine. And the Ihes taken by
nnchored or lloatlnt death? Hoes war
rule the seas, ami peace liave no husl-j,,s
lies or tights there? And what be-
comes uf the old theory Hint neutral
ships have a right to go their own way
In the name of humanity, mid self
interest apart, the Pulled Slates should
notify lireal Hiitaln and iSeriutiuy and
the world of lis opposition to and Its
horror of these enu'lncs of chance mur
der As Pi ol'ess.ir Uunisn of Vale
wrote ten .ve.irs a so. toey "constitute
an Imllsci'iuiliiiiic ,i 1 1 :i -K upon neutrals
and belligerents." ci thej are "per-
mlssllile." It Is for the iu.xt Hague
Conference -ironical as Hie name now , Mi as any that are habitually sent to
Miunds- lo conllne millet within the!,ll,K country. This Is to lie preetnl-
limit of territorial jurisdiction, extended n"""-v 'w,r "f )"'"""
, ., ,, 1 The Invention of styles could well bo
r not, as deliberation on fighting -lis-, m Ms
tance under modern artillery conditions , An.,l(lv (,1(,ri. , , ipHmntlon that
decides. Hut whatever Hague conven-1 tho supply of c.iviar Is lo be exhausted
tions hnve done or left undone, there soon; hut Hie threat lu this prediction
can ho no defence of a practice which does not terrify those bravo veterans
BOWH death on the unowned and cenersl
rwas, shut against neutrals save at their
And this so monstrous an encroach
nient of modern warfare upon the ilo
limlii of neiilnillly In "iormlMll!i'" nt
present. No ilmi.vliie wrecks! Ii.v false,
lights wns once ii moral ix-ciipallou.
One of the most charming passages
In Hip Hon. IIakvcv I). IIi.nman'h Dee
Inrallon of tmlcpcnilcucc Is this:
"Some fear that my nomination iitiil
I'lci'tlmi iih tlovcrnor will moan .Mr.
Hoosr.vr.t.T's nomination for President lei
tstfi. I hnvo no Information nf imy kind
""" Mr' I''bvki.t him any ambition for
I "If he Iium such an iiiubltlon the pmplo '
j of this Hum ran rest assured, and I ,
'promise them, that If I be eh-rtpd (iovcr i
j nor that olllco will not be used to further i
lint IterKniliil nr ...itlt lr..i I .i.l.l.ln. .xt W
IIoosevei.t or of nny other in.it). myself
,, .oi oicii nis opioneiiis win deny mat
-Mr. llt.NMAN Is a well Informed isillth
j elan. If ears so sensitive to the vlhra-
; Hons of opinion and minor hear untight
of the Intention ascrlhed to the retired
' statesman of Oyster Hay. why should
either Hie ardor of fi'lemlshlli or the
hllc of mnlevoleiice persist In sticking
to an error?
There must have been an unconscious
misrepresentation of that "ambition."
Mr. KooHCVti.T may he a candidate for
President of the Hoy Scouts or the
llxploreis or the Knds of tho l'arth
Chili lu mill.
The Transatlantic l.anes Clear.
Imgland's tleet has performed Its first
j great task and opened n long stretch
of ocean to the commerce of her sub
jects. Hcforc ii serious blow has been
struck on land or sea Hrltlsh ship
ping Is null lied that the Atlantic Is
clear ns far south ns Trinidad and
thai the transportation of foodstuffs
In security may lie resumed nt once.
The oillchtl announcement of the suc
cess of this prime ami vital naviil oper
ation conies sifter n series of manicuvres
In which no sMctacular battle was
fought, If Indeed a hostile shot was
llred. Vet Its lliilsirtniice In I lie nlllex
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The Culling Steps.
The diminished attendance at the
dance halls In this city has been at
tributed by ime Judge to the presence of
the professional dancers In these places.
Dancing has suffered no loss of popular
ity. It remains as fascinating as ever
to those who have succumbed to the
rhjthin of the steps ilcscrlbisl as mod
ern. Hut the professional dancer has
become such a bore, that the former
patrons of places lu which lie Is to he
seen now prefer to dance alone rather
than haw; to watch his evolutions. It
is to the presence of Hie professional
dancers that the temsir.iry dts-llne of
the isipularlty of the dance hall Is due.
Probably the contemplation of the
waltz and thu deux temps hy skilful
professionals was Interesting when
those dances were as new as the one
step and the tango were a year ago.
Hut nobody would think of watching
them now. It Is difficult to tell from
their performances In a ball room which
of tlie dancers Is professional and
which Is amateur, so skilful have so
many of Hie latter lieiimie. The steps
are not dltllcull. iitnl practice soon
makes those graceful by nature as ex
iert as the hired dancers.
So there s no loinror the desire to
appreciate rather than to do which has
been regarded as characteristic of this
age. Sss.(;iors fall to become Inter
ested In the achievements of others.
They want to do tlie dancing them
selves. In order that there may he
no Interruption to this enjoyment the
places In which professional dancers
are employed have lost the vogue -at
least at the present time -which they
jHisso.sscd last winter.
Tlie cooler weather, the return of the
holiday makers to the city and the re
adjustment of life to Its normal winter
routine may show the public Is again
Interested In the dance halls. Hut 't
Is proluble that their greatest attrne.
Hon even then will he the opportunities
they afford to dance ami not to watch
others do It.
It 1k only tlie professionals who have
shown the need of change In the dances.
They have added exotic elements from
countries as far as China ami endeav
ored by such heroic efforts to keep up
the interest in their efforts. Yet none
of their new steps has lieen taken up
hy the amateurs, which Is further evi
dence of Hie Indifference they feel to
the dancing of irthers,
The Native Note.
coins true that desperation n
ateliers of the I'lflh
I dressmakers Inviiuso no Intimation of
I the new iiuiili.s lins conn, out nf Darts.
(11,( ,,. U,.IS(, on
subject from the great gods of
j rashlou grows daily fainter. What
, will Hie opening of tlie shops be with
no new note In dress- to attract the
mondalues who come back from lie
summer sojourn with faded frocks nml
plu scarred millinery and an eagerness
to buy a!! that seems the last word lu
Imported smartness? Well may Hie
It might seem, however, the moment
for the revelation of a national Inven
tiveness lu this Held, and the skill In
adapting Paris fashions to local neisls
which has long dlstlngulslnsl the Ameri
can designers might lie amplified Into
, Hie creation of fashions oulte as mod
I wl1" lmv" IU," Hlllllgll repeated til
mors that the day of the lobster was
definitely drawing to an end, Now we
have Hie lobster with us and there will
be ample consolation rn this fact for
the iipprotu'lilnff oignppcnrnucc of tuc
Opportunity for nnUoiiiil distinction
Is provided every diiy liy llio Inability
to rely on (lie nrrlvnl from Kurope of
cerlnlti artistic miiiI material luxuries.
If wiine of (lie engaged foreign actors
(ire uniililp to nrrlvo here to keep tlmlr
contracts there will he nntlve represent-
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ntlvos of their tnlented profession to
j ilfTord (tome coiniionwitlon. liven If the
; supply of Scotch may he exhausted
, there remains otir own rye, and the
foreign resident of this country itccus-
, folned always to tllle wine with their
nie.iN will never miss the llnal failure
of the hoarded hottlen of Imi-ortod retl
wines. They are wNo enough to drink
tho!e that grow here.
And tho music makers? Kven If tin;
cohortH of hlgnor l..mi.( ahazza he
I v luminals hf tin ii iiiiiin DlUlir I"I 1
year, there are enough nieinher.s of thu
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! Century Opera Company lu this country
now to satisfy the most eager cravings
for operatic tnnslo. The eoinH)wrs, the
, conductors, the song recltnllsts and all
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I the rest of the company of the innle,n'id sold here at prices excessively high
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he that they will this year come. Into
tholr own ns they have for years prayed
and yet never IioimhI to do. Theirs
will nssuredly he during the coining
months n native note.
Theatre, managers used to say that
u unirc me. presence oi an nuoicnco lO)"' iiir. m.'-ri. nunc iiniKn
decide, whether or not a play was a
success. It wrui, In their minds, the mys
terious current of appreciation running
from elbow to ellsiw through the spec,
tutors thnt made the verdict certain.
I This used to lie dlftlcult enough for the
I public to understand, for It seems as If
a trained Judgment ought In this Held,
I as In every other, to retain Its tower
. to decide.
I Nowadays the managers do not sem
I to be nblo to tell until after n public
penormance wnetner or not tneir plays
nrn properly acted. They should bo
able to dlscpver during the long periods
..f preparation the competency nf their
employees. Hut nowadays they seem
even to nwalt the Judgment of the first
audiences ns to tho elllclency of the
players they have engnged. What will
be left after a while for the, managers
Some of the retail grocers' employees
say they huvn to work seventeen hours
a day; and the hours of all of them Hro
pretty lung. So far as observation goes,
however, "grocers' boys" not uncom
monly make their way to n Htore of
their own and n modest competency.
It ts a prosperous trade, though doubt
less In that, as In every other. It It the
fashion to s.iy that the golden days,
"the good old days," ape gone. At any
rate the good old golden appetite for
One notable phase of the demonstra
tions of racial devotion which have
been common In New York for tho bust
week Is the evidence they give of ultl
niato loyalty to this country and Its
Hag. In public places where "Pie
Wnehl am Hheln" or the "Marseillaise"
brings the hearers to their feet x'oclfcr
oiisly applauding. "Tho Star Spangled
lt.inner" succeeding them Is received
with double Hie enthusiasm. Kvery one
Is determined to make It plain that the
United States Is second to nowhere In
There Is a great deal too much
prattle about the "sympathies" of
Americans In the ultramarine war.
Their main, llrst, middle and last sym
pathies are with the t'nlted States, with
themselves, pilled and polled by war
prices. They're, not likely to have much
sympathy left for anhody else.
The headline "Stricter customs In
spectlons ordered" no doubt gave a
shock to renders who had passed
through the mill on arriving nt this
port from abroad. Hut this time It was
h false alarm. The strfrter Inspection
Is for outgoers, not Incomers, and It Is
to enforce our neutrality by preventing
vessels from this port from coaling or
supplying belligerent cruisers at sea.
Of course the rule will be enforced with
strict impartiality, but the Hermans are
likely to be the severest sufferers. The
Hrltlsh warships have tin lack of ports
of their .own on this side of the ocean,
hut Hci many has never succeeded In
acquiring even a coaling station In west
Why has the Colonel's intervention
been so suddenly converted from a co.
heslvo into an explosive force? What
stlange mania has seized upon bis Pro
gressive worshippers? There's nu
change In him; he's tlie same old Colo,
nel. Whence this spirit of resistance
and discord lu those who so lately
hung on his decrees and hustled to do
his bidding ns the highest expressions
if wisdom and virtue? "Hut esterila.v
Hie word of C.v.svn might have stood
against the world, now lies hn there,"
and they're actually threatening to
kick over the traces nnd worse. What
u tickle game, this one of politics!
Names of American Tourists In London.
To the KniTor. oc Tut: Scv Sir: Per
mit me to exprets my appreciation of
your enterprise In publishing the names
of Americans r.'glstnrlng with the citizens'
committee In Ixmdnn, Finding my
bmther's nam": there was a great relief,
and I have no doubt thnt thousands of
otlur people felt t ti el r anxlct.v i .'moved
by seeing the names of their friends and
relatives In jour columns. You have ren
dered a real and very Important service
to the public. i:nWAiai A. Haiiiiiman,
York llAiinoit, Me., August 12,
Tie Mother of tlie Orphan.
To tub KniToit ok Tun Son mr: If
your corrcpondcut "M. A. M." will look
at Voltunt) I.N., page 051', of the Catholic
llncyclop.pdU he will theo find an ac
count of Margaret ItaiiKhery, "tho mother
of the orphans," to vvhoin tlie statue was
erected In New Orleans. The aitlclo gives
a view of the statue, which, It states, has
been erroneous!) suiipnsed to be the "llrst
public nionuni..it ended to a woman In
the t'nlted states." Tho llrst such monu
ment was that erected to Mis. Hannah
Dustlll at nustln Island, N. II. K.
Ht.Mlll'UST, 1.. l August I'.'.
finest Ions Two,
To run Kpitoii or Tiik Spn sir: I
would like veiy much to know In what
countr), district and town Ih located the
geopraphlcaj centm of Kurope.
I would like to know the nfttcl.il, popu
lar or local name of the ltustlan empire,
as It is called by thoe who live there,
C. M I'OIICOIIAN.
I'iiovipi:ni:k, H. I., August 12.
I'kIiIoii4 of l.oiidcrtilp.
To the Kpitor of Tin: Spn fir: Tim
substitution of the nnse ilng In place nf
the collar among politicians should b
credited In full to Colonel Hoosevelt.
.IniiN IC, Knoi.
Pkaivi. Rtvr.n, August 18.
AnM.s ano nnvos.
A Physician Holds That tlio l-attcr Are
(lie .Morn Dangerous.
To the rcwrnii oc Tun HusNir: An
nitlclo In Tub Hun a fw days ago re
ferred to tin; iilnrin of tho drug trudo duo
to the Interruption of tho Herman chemi
cal Imports during tho war. Prices liuvc
lii.nl. mlvn t.f.ml rt. .......l, I. ii.nl tWn la
!,f;,ar ,,,m' w,e "hull ot lo to obtain
the chemicals used in medicine. Hundreds
0f Huso preparations are used In this
I country on physicians' prescriptions and It
In eald that the Importing houses have not
n sutllclent stock to supply the demand for
long, and that In tho event of continued
hostilities physlrlans would be seriously
hampered by being deprived of these
I inn of tho opinion that should wc be
deprived of drugs long enough to learn
to do without them nltOKithcr tho war
would not be without advantage to our
people. (Jf tlie hundreds of thon drugs
Used but few are. of real value, many arc
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viy ,)Jurml, t0 ,,. , organism.
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I , M"t of them are .tiKcnious synthello
chemical compounds which test fy to the
' remarkable skill of tho Herman chemist,
but of the moro useful many are only
' v",ll,nl" 9f "tandnrd articles o th nm-
tho pernllar advantages claimed for them.
com i.ircu wmt tneir cost In iurone.
A ri, u,,,.,r . ..I l.-f
the r therapeutic ' value has b.-in estnb.
1 ' shed, and the physician Is Induced to
j couched In scientific" terms, which natters
"M nv,n If I1" falls to comprehend. Ho
.mids eventually that be has bcn experi
menting on his tiatlents. who have been
obliged to pay exorbitant prices for
ir uropiMMi irom use new ones mi tno
place. The Herman dye works snd forth
continuous stream of these drugs, not
one or wnicli is Indispensable.
I firmly believe that doctors who nil.
here to the old line reoiedks have much
more satisfactory results than thnso who
ixptolt these costly nostrums. It Is a
question whether the Herman arms or tho
Herman drugs are more to be feared.
P. K. II. Maas, M. D.
New YoitK, August 12.
A t'omprelieiMlve I'.xplniintlon of Certain
To the ICiutoii ok The Ht?.v .Sir; Felix
Kordyce's experiments with yards are In
teresting as confirmatory of the truth of
"Ile Welt als Wlllo und X'nrstellung."
The real agent Is nothing but tho will,
the will known to us as the oiunlpotency
that Is Incessantly building, repairing and
using the physical structure or man from
Its embryonic state to maturity; foreign
to reason and Intellectual limitations. It
Is the only organic force operating and
regulating voluntary and Involuntary
functions, moral, mental and physical, ac
cording to tno structure of the organs
which th" will Itsidf "grows."
It Is the life and the moving and being
which coiiMltuta tho sum total of tho
"World as Hill and HepreecntntJou "
PlTTsm iin, I'a., August 12. S. i.. M.
ChrlPs llcsrent Into "Hell."
To Tin: Kpitoii ok The Scn sir; In
a Idler to The Hum "llaptlst" wonders
why the Methodist ritual omits frum tbo
Apostles' Cteed tho clause relating tu
Christ's descent Into bell,
I suppose the omission Is due to thf
Keneral use if "hell" as meaning tho
place of torment, uf cotirso that Is not
thu meaning In the creed. Nelthir does
It mean, as "Itiptlst" says, "tho grave.'
It Is a translation of "hades"' or the He
brew "uheol," the place of departed spir
its. Indeed, tbo American Hunk of Com
mon Prayer gives to any cnngiegatlon
of the HplscopaV Church tho pilvllege of
substituting for the clause In tjuestlon 'be
words "II.. went Into the place of de.
parted spirits." The Scripture warrant
for the statement Is found In St. Peter's
wolds (I. I'eter, III., 10). "He went and
preached unto tho spirits In prison." The
expll.lt assertion ts omitted from the
The Importance of this cbius of the
creed Is not that It expresses something
found lo the lllhle, hut that It Is part of
our iM-llef In the fulness nf the human
expeilence of nur Lord. Kor the fulfil
ment of Ills purpose It was necessary
that Hn go through all that Is appointed
for human nature, life, death, tho sepa
ration of body and spirit.
John C. Htepiiknson.
I.TNPONVIl.t.E, t August 12
:ormntiN Obsolete" Tactics,
To Tin: HniToa ok Tin: Hcn Sir: Wo
see much lu the papeis about (lermany's
"obsolete" tactics in using tho closed
fnimatlon. Of one thing we may bo sute,
that in this war no obsolete inetbnds will
bo employed, least of all by Herman)'.
The open formation Is for battles In
the open and fur must kinds of fighting,
except where Intrcnchments must he
taken at any cost lu a short time. Then
It simply l.ecimies a question of whether
It Is win th the price, whether the position
Is woith the thousands that must be sacri
ficed. Such defences cannot 1 rushed by
open formation because overwhelming
numbers cannot be concentrated at a
given point of resistance! except by close
Tins Japanese showed the military world
thesi. tactics In storming the Itusslan In
treiichments in Manchtii la, and ileruiany
has taken the lesson fmin her tormer
pupil lu tho science nf war.
Nkvv Yoiik, August 12.
Herman)' mill Xiistrla.
To the Kpitoii ok The Kcn Sir. All
the world against two'
As though tho Hermans and Austrian
wore, men devaluing monsters, big and
little haste to pile on. What could be a
better tribute to what these two Powers
really are than the bate anil jealousy
they have Inspired In their rivals"
Herman) and Austila standing alone
against tlidr envnles are only like a
picture ftoni nn undent story book.
Whether they win or lose theirs Is the
Immortal victory ! ItAi.ru Htaclkii.
Itor.sn llnooK, N. ,I August 12.
V Name for the Mar.
To tup. Hpitor ok Tin: Hun .sir: This
morning )ou present the iUfttnu of a
name for the war. Why not call It The
Mad War of l!H7 H. Howe.
Hiiooni.v.N, August 11.
KITeet of lluinlitll.T nn a (irnminnrlan,
To no: rjnnnii or Tar. Hex -"Ir- livery
Illuming when 1 rea. h Manhattan tills sixa
"Lulls. Manicure Oentleinens."
1 It liei-HUee the heat has liia.ln me rrl
tie, nr because I belong to the. summer
grammar srhnnl, that thl lgn annnya me?
Not Ynnii, August IS. M. Whits.
VHint a Poor Mother sn).,
To Tin: Khitor or The HvsNlr:
"Tout o nioiide est a. la guerre
Pour rlen, pour rlen, imiir rlen,
Cost ce que dlt line pauvm m?re:
"Pour rlen, pour rlen, pour rlen,
Thus nios tils sunt alles,
lot no sunt pas retounifs ;
I.i a pn tries n'ont rlen gagns
Ht mol, rlen rlen.
"On m'a dlt que la glolre
Kt ramotir pour la patrlc
Sout les plus granites vhrises du nnmde
lit deinandent mo Ills, leur vies,
Mala line pauvre vMlle nire
yul a dniine lout co qu'elU a.
Hlle xclanie qu'uuo guerre
H. it IndlRiie dim grnnd ctat.
"I.es patiirs nn gagnent lien
Que des Unlives de sang, mls.sie
I. es liorrlbles vicleui.es gunrres,
Pour rlen. pour rlen, pour rlen,"
Wll.MAM KliWABU WoU'r,
Nw Yoitk, August tt,
WOMAN IN AM EUIC A.
A Serious r.xpnultlon of Her Privileged
To the ICntToa ok The Hun Sir; 1
could not help raising a smile at tho
crudenesa of Mrs. Vlru Whltehouse's ar
guments concerning tho so-called poverty
of woman In this rountry.
In the first Instance, If there Is money,
no difference Is made as u rule In fortunes
left between a son and a daughter. There
fnt o a man and a woman stand equally
equipped financially In their start In life.
In marriage tho man by law Is made to
support his wifo ami children, while tho
woman, If she works, ran keep her salary
for herself, and by law need not con
tribute a vent toward the household.
On tho woman's being divorced by her
husband, she Is not obliged to provide
alimony to her perhaps Impecunious hus
band. In the reversed case the man In
variably Is made to pay up ns much as
the lawyer can get out of hlm.
A man In most States Is obliged to
teavo his wife part of his money. The
woman need not leave him a cent unless
If we vre oquals, Is all this fair? I
cannot help being Indignant at shafts
the suffragettes are pleased to direct
toward the American husband. Ho is
known tho world over as tho most hard
working and generous of men, who gives
to his wlfo when he can afford to al
lowances unheard of In other countries,
and denies her nothing.
Hho Is known In turn to be more ex
travagant and to spend more money on
self-adornment. In nroDortlon to tho fatn.
Ily Income, than any woman of any
There are naturally exceptions to every
rule. When she has, as frequently hap
pens, a much larger personal fortune
than her husband, Is she known ofton
to divide outright half of her entire In
come with him? This would be fair ac
cording to Mrs. Whltebouse as "equals,"
but no, generally she gives him a small
ish nllowanic, and he Is allowed cheer
fully to go to work.
I am n woman, and t believe In giving
tho "devil" (?) his due. C. II. T.
Newport, It. I., August 1J.
Cnncle liennltlnns of Kxprrsslons Now
To THE Hditor or, THE Sun Sir: The
following brief dictionary of contem
porary phrases may be of help to sumo
Terrlllc Slaughter Uxteen French and
seventeen tlermuna iwunileil.
Hurled Hack The withdrawal of an ad
Thnnaands of Irleonr Three. German
Deadly Air Uattle French aeroplane seen
In the dlatanee.
(Ilgantlo Army of Invailon Two troopi of
cavalry nn a reconnalesunce.
Overwhelming Force A rgeant and a
detail of twelve men.
Fierce Naval Uattle Myrloua aoundi
heard at ea,
Amerli-ana Outrageously Maltreated On
American aeVted to explain why hl trunk
contained ninpe of (terinan roads.
nettled t'p A fleet nt anchor.
Tr-.pp.,d An army la camp.
Itoul An orderly retreat.
Heroism A failure nf roldlera tn run
away In the face of danger.
Decisive Conflict A klrmtah of outpoata.
New York, August 12. T,
The Manhattan Philosopher on Two
Themes nf Convocation.
To THE Kpitor ok THE Hun Sir: "F,
U. It." In Tm: Hi'N states be does not llko
to hear men talk about the war or the
weather, and hu has a good many sympa
thizers. Well. I think these two topics are the
very ones we should talk about, In u mixed
company or when wo mvM a casual ac
quaintance. They make Infinitely letter subjects for
Intelligent men than baseball or "busl
ness." II. is. 'hall "fans" and men who talk
"shop" lite often terrible nuisances.
lint worst of all is tlie man who likes
lo bo considered a great Jokor. Ho studies
night and day m.-chanlcally tn make puns,
evidently too Ignorant to know that a pun
Is not a Joke, but simply a play on words.
The war and the weather are always
interesting to Intelligent human beings
and are perfectly legitimate topics of
convrraatlnii. 10. II. X
New York, August 12.
Interchangeable Steamship TlrUets.
To Tilt-. IOpitoh of The Hon .Sir; In
these days of stress and anxiety for the
welfare of our stranded friends abroad
every 1 1 tt lu ra) of comfort Is welcomed
and the decision of the I lainliurg-Anier-
I'iiii l.lno to restore tsn "InlcrchitnKcahlltty
agiecinent of tho return steamer tickets
Is of great Importune! .
As most of the travellers abroad have
none too much money, it Is a perfect god
send to tht m to have tholr tickets once
inoio Interchangeable, for the old ngo-e-nient
was abrogated In February hist.
Now that the Humburg-Aiin'rloau I.lne Is
refunding tbo passage money In the Ham
burg, London and Paris oltlocs, passengers
may make their own Indnpondent arrange
meiils for riturn. . II. 10. Hweezki-.
New Haven, Conn.. August 12.
To Tin: Kpitor or Tun Hun .sir: In
reply to "l!.'n" letter "Amid the Clash
of Arms the Panama Hat," I, as one
who has to)ed with home bat cleaning,
would advise his go'vig to the real hat
cleaner, the hut store.
Ware tho bat scrubbers who use the
strongest citric or oxalic acids and leave
them I sometimes combined) In tho hat
mesh to go on rotlmg the fabric. Woe
tn the headpiece that Is cleaned ( !) with
a lemon or tartaric acid K.ither employ
a genuine hat cleaner and then Mr. "II.1'
wilt have the same grade of cabeza rover
Ing that I have enjoved for some twenty
.vears, and which has recel -ed proper
treatment by pioper artisans.
Along tho war times could not the ap
propriate slogan be used, "Vive le cbapeau
Hi.en Minor., N. J., August 12.
I .unci) Place In the Mimic.
To the Kpitor ok The Hun Mr: In
a letter to 'run sjesi 'l.li,,.e unAi.u a
i, ----- ... . ..1ln... nrr-np ji
,"daco lu tho shade. ' Let him have a
miige in some vast wilderness, for every
one ilse desires war news, ably e.xhlh
Ited In The Hon for nmni. i,. ai....u.
Intelligently. ( mi.
New York, August 12.
The Kplenre'a Iaiment,
To mr Kpitor nr Tan firs -,sr-nil.
we're bound lo feel th war's affeci,
We, iirt nf all, lon vlvanla elect,
Who must, perforce, regu our ipieit
For fooiln Imported, enat to wcet
i thlret a Pilsner beer may quench,
Nor llniburger's Imported stench
Improve our Jaded appetites,
No that the war ha set lis lights
N'oi nny we linos the glailaome flit
Of Hurgiindy or Ithlnlih elrz,
Tn bubble. In nur glasses bright
At festive board nn banquet night.
Anil nhen, If Channel mackerel's called
From bill of fare, likewise we're stalled
From ordering our Herman fried;
Nor ret assured when all have triad
To buy Hwlsa cheese and eavlar.
We'll half succeed at any har
Tn get French mustard for nur "hots'
Or Herman pretzels for the tots.
And then again we're made to feel
The Hnllund herring, en genteel,
Has pulled its cover o'er the can
And left us blushing man to man
Like re4 Westphalia's--gone, alas
Xlong with Munich, sleln or glass.
That used In sate our appetites
In th good old das und better nights
llrssi P, KiT.tssrs.in.
Utica. August tt
SEES CITY'S CHANCE
TO OUTSTRIP LONDON
Prof. FlRliPr of Ynl Thinks Wnr
Opons Wfiv lo Rule in
LAMf ASSAILS KAISKI.
Psychologist. Holloves (Irrinnn
Knipcror Ts linllntlng
New Haven, Aug. 12. Prof. Irving
lisher. Yale's leading economist, said to
day that the war In Kurope would offer a
wonderful opportunity for American
bankers to make New' York lake the place
of 1ondon as the banking centro of tb
world. During the war, ho pointed out,
this country will become a lending In
stead of a borrowing nation and that
when the wnr Is over It should still hold
In othor respects Prof. Fisher thought
that this rountry will feel the effects of
the war but slightly. The foreign trade
of this country, ho said. Is small com
pared with tho vast volume of Internal
trade, being only 1 per rent of tho total
trade. The Internal trade now amounLs
to itr.o.non.don.noii n year. Tho chief
effects of tho war In this country will be
those felt by Individual nrms who furnish
supplies to tho warring nations and by
the security market In the probable
dumping of foreign and American securi
ties upon this country to pay for these
According to Prof. Fisher, the danger of
a panle from tho unloading of securities
on the American market Is greatest at
present and will not Increase, Should a
panle norur It will be localizer In New
York and will not affect the country as a
experts .tv Unties Here.
Tho burden of the war. Yale's econo
mist said, will tie lairne by those nations
taking part In It. Prices In these coun
tries will, of course, rlso enormously, and
this rise will have some effect In this
countr), causing prices to advance be
cause of tho export of largo amounts of
foodstuffs to lOurope, but this rlso should
not be great.
When the decrease, in the amount of
revenue to tho Hovernmcnt from Import
duties Is felt, Prof. Fisher said, the Hov
ernmcnt will have to take steps to add to
lis levenu.. by some other moans, prob
ably by Internal revenue duties on sugar,
tea, coffee and other commodities.
Those optimists who predict a great In
dustrial boom lu this country as a result
of the Industrial anarchy hi Kurope and
those pessimists who seo n hugo llso In
prices here because of the war were
called extremists by Prof. Fisher. Its his
opinion there will be neither a great In
dustrial boom nor a great rlso lu prices.
Prof. Henrge Trumbull I.uihl, former
bead of the Yale department of psychol
ogy, who Is familiar with Kuropean con
ditions, said that be believed th.it the
Nemesis would In time take care of tho
men who linbt "tho Herman view," which,
he said, Is simply tho destruction of the
Hrltlsh lOmplre. tho subjugation of
Fru"s-e, the dismemberment of Itussla,
the annexation nf tlelglum and Holland;
In a word, the conquest of all Huropo.
ami perhaps America, or at any rnt the
southern half of It.
Calls It Third Attempt.
"If one were lo ta'.e the moral rather
than tlm practical point of view," said
Prof. Iidd, "mie would have to say, 'It is
damnable.' Out stisco this Is, to my cer
tain knowledge, the third time within five
years that tbo Kaiser and his Hovern
nient have attempted 'to get a hold' for
accomplishing this throw of his enemies,
as ho chooses to call them, I have llttlo
doubt that something of this sort Is pei
slsently In tbo back of the bralrs that
are, alas! leading Herman)' either to cer
tain ruin nr to disgraceful and Inglorious i
but only temporary victory.
"There are threo or four reasons, how-1
ever, which make mo entirely confident I
that the plan will not bo a flonl success.
Just about a hundred years ago Nucleoli
nail forced all l"rope Into a contest to
determine whether his schemes for a uni
versal autocracy should succeed. He was
perhaps the greatest military genius of
all times, and ho was almost as great
a statesman. Hut be mlserabl) failed.
" nd now. a hundred years later, Her
man)' and her rulers are almost In the
same position. A few more ultimatums,
and all Kurope will bo combined against
"As to tho Immense superiority of tho
Herman lighting machine over all the
other armies of the world, I do not Icel
and I am happy that I do not feel any
thing like tho assurance which my Herman
friends claim to possess. The 'proof of
that pudding Is In the chewing of tho
string,' and, Indeed, In this case the string
Is likely to bo an exceedingly touch string
for evvn the millions of tho Herman army
Ilr Trusts to "Nemesis."
"Another reason why I have no confi
dence lu the final success of this scheme
Is that neither nation nor the multi
tudes of any one nation aro nt all leudy
to submit themselves to tho miseries and
disappointments and crimes Involved In
the attempt to execute nny such scheme.
Theie are several millions of flermany's
own population who ace not at all en
thusiastic over being used In this way.
One of her allies Is not so Ukety to run
the risk of the overthrow of Its own gov
eminent as would have been the case un
der similar olnVumstuncos a hundred yeats
"I am not bv any means so sure as are
some of my fellow peace advocates that
this Is to be tho last great war. Hut I
am qite sure that tho people, of the na
tions are not going forever to allow their
rulers to lay on them the awful burdens
of the kind of wars which Hermany, ns
represented by Its Hovernnient and Its
army and Its navy, lias been planning for
these several years past,
"The obi time Creeks, who knew a thing
or two about morals which wo moderns '
would do wen to remember, bad a spo-
ciatiy neinous and unpanlonable crime
and a god for punishment of that crime
We have no Kngllsli word for that crime,
but Its noun st equivalent Is tbo word In
solence. The goll who pursued that crime
to the end and never relaxed Its pursuit
of the criminal until be was either hu
miliated or punished was named Nemesis,
I bellevn 111 that god, and In time he will
take care of the men who hold the 'Her
man view.' "
T, F, Connor .Named na Counsel,
The State Workmen's Compensation
Commission has appointed Jeremiah F.
Connor of Oneida as counsel to tle com
mission. Mr Connor has been counsel to
the State Conservation Commission since
June 11. 1!13. He served as city cleik
of Oneida, as city attorney and was
elected city Judge, nf Oneida lu 190!'. He
was appointed deputy Attorncy-neneiiil
In the olllco of Attorney-Hener.il Carmody.
His appointment as counsel to tho com
mission was recommended by Onv. Hl)nn,
Attorney-Hcneral Caimody nnd eveutl
Appraise Hri.nUljn I. O, Mtr,
Appraisers for the owners of tb.. Co
lumbia Theatle and the t.'nlversal Hulld
lug. In Washington street, Ilrooktyn,
which tho Uovernnifnt has condemned for
additional post nftlee facilities, have tlxed
their values at f'JIO.iiOfl and JUS.Ono re
spectively The Hovenitncnt appraiser!)
will report to.da, ,
WOODS TO PERMIT
WOMEN TO PARADE
Ton Thotisnnil Will Mnreli ns
I'rolrsl Atfuins! Wnr on
FII-TIl A VENT I. IS Hoi .;
Cheers, (ireet Aniioiiiiceiiipiil
Motel McAlpin Mcfliui:
.Mrs. Lense Among SpetiUers.
.Many more than the u,.
women asked to serve ..a i
parade committee gatheied at I
McAlpin .vestcrday to discuss I
the parade. Warm itpplau.e f..'i.
announcement of Chairman Ai
ient.r that Commissioner VV . .
given consent for h varade dm.
aventin on August 21'.
"Wo feel an Imperative need i ,x.
presslon at this t lino when the lu . ,.
ing sp.ctnele of a world one , i
slaughter fairly unhinges reas . .
Miss Lillian t. Wald as she t.n)k "is
chair. "It may seem llko a fi-elil ii g
for Us to come together to parade ng.t st
such a thing, but only women tan si. t(
war of Its glamour, Its out of date h
Isms, and see in It a demon of destrur.
Hon and hideous wrong murder en
throned. "Ily our parade w shall 1- readbtn
Ing our belli f In the righteousness. f
'iice and the practb-ablllt v of arbll
Hon. We shall bo stretching our bards
across tho water to tho men drafted into
service, to the mothers ami wives and
ohlldten who are the llnal victims."
"There Is ono person who can move
for arbitration Proslrtrnt Wilson," f.'d
Mrs. Harriot Stanton Hbitch "The
Hons would not agree to the first Maun
plan, that tho conference should t.
always In session, with a timtml anuv
and navy to enforce Its deciles. Hut It
did agree in l!W7 that any neutral
power could call all other powers to mete
with It lu dematid'ng arbitration lnsi.d
of war. Wo should make our parade ,
demand on the President t" call all i . i
tra.l nations to unite t.i stopping the w .
"Let us Issuo a woman's proclnmal in
that this war may well bo the death km i
of Christian civilization. If the natlnn
of Kurope blewl each other to death lh
way will be opened to the otlow peril
"Women do not pray and ween in moil.
ern warfare. They get out and work lie.
hind every soldier with his knapsack on
his back stands some woman who must
take bla vacant pl'aco anil see that be and
his children are clothed Hnd ffd."
i:xtcmpo:ancous speakers arose from
tltfie to time and Insisted upon ben g
heard. Mrs. Mary H. Lease, who on.
ran for Congress In Kansas. gav ,n
oration upon tho war, insisting that I .e
women should march upon Congress ai d
demand that exportation of fond to 10u
lope 1x3 stopped as the quickest win
ending the war. Homo members of' the
committee thought the p trade should be
sootier If It were lo have any dfect, nd
Miss Hi ace Straehaii. pienidcin ,,i i ,,
Interlsirough Assn. latlon. objected that tue
teachers would not be lu town until Sep
Mrs. Henry Vlllard was elected prima,
pent chairman of tho parade emnniittf ,
which will have exo utlve ollhes at 25
West Foity-tlftb strict, tdhphone llt ml
tfstil, whoic registrations for the pai oe
and contributions for Im-ldenlal . xp..-.
may be seal m care nf Miss ., ,
It Is hoped to have ln.imn vvi.'ii"n a
Hue for tho march il.mn Firth avei ie
from Fifty-ninth stieet to I'ninii .s-,,,,,, P,
at 4 o'clock nn Haturdav, Angus! j;t.
Caroline S. Wilcher, nf the Dcpai tuirni
of Health, has offered tn organize t,..
women nf The Hronx, and Mln Lavn, a
Pock will get the women nf the Hast ,l
Many pledges to march were gho, ,t
the meeting. Among the piles nf t.i..
grams was one from Commissioner K iih-alln-
H. Davis, reading: "Sony e in i e n
tend meeting. Favor any plans slum lug
that American women deprecate . .
a means of settling international .lis
PUtes. Among those present were Mrs. Watstivi
Hrown, .Mrs. italph Troutman, Mis. A N
Palmer. Miss Helen Varl.'k Hoswell. Mt .
Charles 1). I fit xt. Miss M.ny Shaw, Xlrs
John S. Crosby, Miss Marv liarrett llay
and Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw.
MAGAZINE FACTS ARE WANTED.
.Xtellrltte (Jet, Court Order for I'm.
tiirj Secretory tn 'IVsdf.t.
Supreme Court Justice Soahurv signed
an order yesterday directing tmuglas Z
Uotysecretury of the Century Companv,
to testify before trial in behalf of Kola rt
. Mcllrlde, who ts suing to compel the
Century Company to carry out the terma
of an ugt-.emcnt to sell hlm th.. o i
fury .VnjMijfnr for $2tm,00n. Tho court
appointed John '., Lowe, Jr, of 03 Lib
erty street to fake the testimony of Mr.
Mr. Mcllrlde says that he expects to
prove by Mr. Poty that on June 21 last
tho trustees of the Cetitui) Company had
a special meeting at which It was re
ported that the sale fo the magazine had
been negotiated by the president, Will
iam W llllsworth. and It was voted to
confirm the sale. He wants to show that
the deficit on the publlcatlon'of the tnagn
zlne for 1513 exceeded $!il.00ft and that
upon tho face of the receipts for the first
six months or lull the deficit vvll ha
moro than JX7.000 this year Ho wain
to prove that the Centur) Company his
loans of f 200.000 outstanding.
$20,000 FOR INNESS CANVAS.
Coiii-i flies Xiilnr of vniiiscnpe
OfiinHKed li) I'lre.
Ill a Mi.t tiled lii the t'nlted State" P
trlct Court jesterd.i) a value of J2n,inD
Is placed on ".Modliold Miadows.' an ot
seine landscape painted bv the late Heotg"
Illness and deslro.ved while being restored
if I nn art gallery In Madison avenue.
The suit was tiled by tho ai list's sin
Ucorge Inncss of Crisstnoor, N. Y.. who
seeks In recover the full value of tl..
plduro from the Federit Insurance Cm.
pauy, which, according to the totnplil'it
contracted to lnsuio the pktute dunn ' s
Tho storv citrieut lu art elicits cm -corning
the pleiuie Involved In the suit
Is that the canvas was one of those which
fell iigjler the artist's tllspleasuie because
ho could not dlMvose of It ind "t Hied
of seeing It alsuil. lu such casts. It is
said, Illness would paint out the pii tut'
and If the whim struck hlm would nan t
In auirthtr picture mi top nf ll. Sen
times. It N said, he would put thne paint
liws nn one ram a.
After tho artist's, death, so tlie sbu v
run--. Ins son found the puitlv nbllteratid
landscape uniting hi- father's ctfist- and
sept it to tho art renins tn he estnred
Purine tlie process, howevei, the picture
was act Idcrally ruined.
NINE DAYS OF ART AT MYSTIC.
Noted I'nlnlers Will send W orU tn
X t n 1 Hi hililf Inn,
Tin. : .1 ..ft ..viol, III.,.. it
Conn., will begin on August .",a md
none inr pine uats.
inong the painter, to lie repre-enled
are Chaibs II I 'avis. N. A.. ITeiu
Hanger. ItcvnoM Heals, A. X
Campbell Cooper, X. A . Fiedeitck
lard Williams, X John Staeey. f
A . Ann Staeey. S, W. A l.dwn VA
man, Horge Koch,
11 Albeit Thompson
and IUy Hates.