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THE SUN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1914. J? I 'A i 1M i KM ( i' I J .in ;r 1 ll ! . I . h i ti i ' I. ' II i ; i 1 1 i It ft ill in 1. 1 i i TJM'ItKliAY, AUtiUST 13. 1914. Entficl at the IV. tt Offlce lit New Vofk Second Ulam Mall Matter. Siihstrlpthins I.) Mall, l'estpnld. D.VILV. I'ei Month to 30 liAll.t. I'cr Vear , u on M MI.W, I'cr M.jnt'a !.", SP.SHAV (to fatuuji. I'cr Month 4i HUNOW. Per Ve.vr J in DA II.V AN'tl MCNIMV. Per Year K 4(1 UAII.Y .V.S'O HUNIIA. I'cr Munlli Ii r.niillaN IIatm. DAILY IVr M mi tii MI SDA'.', Ir Mimth DAlU AND MIINI'AY, Per Month I 73 M 1 J0 Till: r.VIIMNd MV, Vtr Mnnth Tin: i: i:ni.vh nrN or .ir Till: ;Vi:nINU KI'N (Krflicn. Per Mi) 1 03 ti .i.t-rs nt Tin. sis 'e.ivlriB town for the utniiic' iiintii iii uii naie the uaiiy ami sua iitti .iti.j riruniK r.iiiiiuiB uriivrrrn 10 ineni lt ,i. pan i.r thu eountry or Uuiepc on the leiins -t.i ed alme. Aitdrestes elisnce.l 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 ' ireet London nffli e, i:ninchain Home, t Arundel treet Strand. 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 turn back. 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 war? 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 peril. 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. o liirrm:ttloii. 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 lute. 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 Included." ,, .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 ,, , Ul) ,H yc. ' .,. , ,,,,, ,,,, I 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 Ii ns In the ateliers of the I'lflh i venue 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 dressmakers worry. 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 sturgeon's riK. 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- ,. ...I,... . i . 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 i ........ rv... i .t i . ! 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 . . , n .... t....., I the rest of the company of the innle,n'id sold here at prices excessively high i, i..... .i i.i -,.ii.. i. ""V "" ". 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 to do? 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 groceries hasn't. 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 his uffectlon. 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 Atlantic waters. 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 drugs, 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 h .!.... I ...I..... - . . . viy ,)Jurml, t0 ,,. , organism. "'" '.: 9 1 lU IB )V I irU 171 r t 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 ,,7,' 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. TIIK WILL, A t'omprelieiMlve I'.xplniintlon of Certain .M)tlr)lug I'sets. 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 Ntcene Creed. 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 formation. 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. Ciiaiii.es Vkzin. 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 greets nie: "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 Nltimtloii. 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 she wishes. 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 country. 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. WAIl LEXICON. Cnncle liennltlnns of Kxprrsslons Now Copiously t'aeil. To THE Hditor or, THE Sun Sir: The following brief dictionary of contem porary phrases may be of help to sumo perplexed minds: Terrlllc Slaughter Uxteen French and seventeen tlermuna iwunileil. Hurled Hack The withdrawal of an ad vanced outpoat. Thnnaands of Irleonr Three. German farrnera arretted, 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. Hat Cleaning. 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 prupro." Hiram. 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 Fi nancr. LAMf ASSAILS KAISKI. Psychologist. Holloves (Irrinnn Knipcror Ts linllntlng Nnpolnon. 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 this position. 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 supplies, 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 whole. 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 them. "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 to chew. 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 ago. "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 Judgrs. 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 August 'JO. 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. I 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 tember H. 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 ., , Deavei. 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 Into line. 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. Doty to-day. 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 restoration. 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 Mvstio Conn., will begin on August .",a md un- none inr pine uats. inong the painter, to lie repre-enled are Chaibs II I 'avis. N. A.. ITeiu V Hanger. ItcvnoM Heals, A. X Col n Campbell Cooper, X. A . Fiedeitck lard Williams, X John Staeey. f A . Ann Staeey. S, W. A l.dwn VA 3 V te. man, Horge Koch, 11 Albeit Thompson and IUy Hates.