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THE SUN. TUESDAY. DECEMBER It, IBIS. TUESDAY, DKCKMBER 21. 11ir. alatered . Hi- r n - at New York aa seooml ',..- Mall Matter. Suheertptlona by Mall. reatpaM. DAILY. IVr MonUi ae DAILY. I"er Year M NliAl, Par Month Nt'NIlAY t Canada). Per MonOt.... Sl'NUAY, Par Year I DAJI.Y AND Hl'NDAY. Par Yaar.... DtlU ANb KIIMIAV. Per stoma... Fnasiu RrE. DAILY. Per Month 1 ft rll'NDAY. Per Montll . M DAILY AND HUNUAV, Per Month... 1 P THK KVBNINO SI N, I'sr .Month U THB BVKNINU si n, Per Yaar t BO TUB EVENlNU SUM PuraigiD.Per Mo. 1 M Ail cneras, money orders, sir.. le aade payable to Tin sun. Publlshe.1 dally. ineiucllng Sunday, toy tha gun Printing at.d Publishing Association eft i.'.O Nassau lnM. In the rkiruufh of Man a at tar. New York President and Trese urar. William C Hairk, 1(0 Naaaau street-Vies-President. Kdward r. Mttohail. 160 .N'aaaau street , aii rotary. C K. lautwa. lot Naaaau street. London offlor. i.fTlnliin House, 1 Arua dr street, strand. Pari oSVe. Rue ie la Mlohodler.. oB Rue du Qu&lre eplembr. wasnington ottk ", iuti Huiming Brooklyn omce. ih ijivingsnm If or rrteadi utio faier a trl mrtnu trripm and illumnuiotu for ssn'irsrfe trl to Aat r r. ,( 4 arttrle 'turned fe null sU ratri ee e emiag or Aa purpt. Mr. McAdoo on the Wlrked Man agement of the New Hates. One of the surprising llWlrtgHll of the otherwise variously astonishing trial of the New Haven directors In Federal roiirt was the Introduction of the subjoined letter, written about one hundred months ago and by its author mnrkod "Personal": Tkar Mr.. Mki.i.cn : You ha va no doubt read The St'N of to-day, but for faax It may have escaped you 1 enclose It. This too food for you to miss. "I am afraid that there Is more truth than poetry in Tub Sun's brilliant sal- Ire, but there are, I am glad to nay, a ' fear stuns of ret urn ins; sanity on the part of public onVlala, as, for Instance, Governor Huuhss's veto of the two cent per mile railroad fare bill. "I am enough of an optimist to be lieve that the country will, sooner or later although I fear later than sooner rsmllse that the leadership of the Pharisees, who have been In control for some time, la not the unmixed blessing that so many tuny believe It to be. "I congratulate ;u on the progress you are making toward the acquisition of rhe Boston and Maine and hope that your plana may be reaMsed. I do not see how any broad gauged and pro gressive man can take any other view than that tt will be beneficial to Nenv Eng. and. I recall our conversation on this subject a few months ago. "With best regard!", believe me. sin esrely yours. W, G. M:Anoo. "Juki it, not." So fust does ilie water run under the mill it is perhaps Decetaairy to explain that this is the Mime William titans MgADOO who, s Secretary of the Treusury. Is one of the principal figures in the Administration now prosecuting the New Haven directors for the very experiment In railway expansion which right yeurs ago com manded, his enthusiastic approval and disinterested utlmlrulion. We are obliged to our contenitorury the American for not allowing this par ticular document to puss unnoticed mill the voluminous testimony uml literature of the New Haven case. For our own pan. we are delighted to he able to mnke more Intelligible to the present generation the quality untl significance of the curlier views of this stuicsmiin and llnamior concern ing what is moral ami icrmlsslble In railway management, by reproduc ing the essential purls of the ediiorlnl srtlrle in these columns which struck him as so timely uml true: , front Tut gg of Junt 1 4, 1SST. "fHR IHKil.l.INO HTOItT OF MILl.lK'S IN VASION or MASSACHvsrrrs. "President i'hasi.is 3. Mei.len of the New York. New Haven and Hartford Railroad, who so recently at Washing ton rlvaJled the fame of Mkttus Cm. Tit's, has again dlstinculshed himself y a deed of sublime audacity. Uesron Hill is hoarse with the Manaachusetta equivalent for 'Lynch him!' I.Hat year Governor OlMM) became aware that the Impetuous Mei.i.kn was buying up Bay Prate trolley linen and threatening to spend millions of tainted money in oon ecting tliani throilCh I.... k.Hl. regtons which have less population than they had twenty ytaari ago. 'Monoioly !' Shouted the fearles younK disciple of the All Otirher. He commanded the Attorney timer., I. principally tlirough tlio news papers, to prevent In the courts If pos sible the expenditure by the accused Mkm.kn of any mors poisoned lucre within the confines of the Common wealth for t lie development of transpor tation. The Invader was Kiled before tha fireat and "lencral Court and com pelled to pro ml St not to reduce further the number of trolley strarliangora or berall any more the Jungles of Muasa chusetts. until his plans should have been Judicially examined. "All wen; well until one day last month shen a horrible chill struck the spine of evory lover of liberty. The Old tiuard. wlio inne for the daya when Bos Son's tranait system was split Into a don companies and who objected to the trvllry oar anyway, beoaub. they said, it would go go fast as to hurt the eyes of looliers on and the wires would drop gnd kill people, awoke on morn ing lo read that t'HAnt.ics S Mitt.i.KN, l.ol sated ivnn rp ending 1150,000,000 In five .sears In rolling Ktock, rOadbsd, brldgta and trolley lines pai-allel or tributary, whs ahout to jump ths fance and work similar havoc with the dar old BtMton 'iml Maine. In order l uutieisUnd the bitterness r tiie dlevovery U must be iwitkMnbered that it is contrary to law for u railroa.l Incoipurateil in MsiinhUISttl to grow. If eurti a company has the money to buy a connecting fine there has to be a hearing; before the Itnllroad (Amimls slon. nnd while Uils l going on some body else buys the connecting line. The .sine beneficent statute provides that where new stork Is issued for Improve ments the commission shall fix the pries at which the ahareholilers of record may pun base. Usually people can get all they want In the market at a. bower figure, hence recent Issues have not been screeching surcease. "tt Is thus clear why grief smote the conscience of MasaacHiusetts at the pros pect of a Con nee 1 1 cut ooriorat1on com ing In foot free, buying up nostvm and Mains control, and making what should properly be outlawed Improvements, even perhaps to Include a four track modern road to Montreal. "It was seen at onoe that this sort of thing was In danger of building up ths port of Boston. Had It been known then, as It la now, that the New Haven was able to make t raffle arrtusgetmants with the New York Central, giving Bos ton practically a trunk line to the Lakes, there would probably have bean prostrations, If not fatalities. 1n fHete street. As It was. President Crockis of the Chamber of Commerce gasped 'I ra agatnsv tt 1 sod straightway host his vote. 'Touts D. BsANDits, president, secre tary, treasurer, director and member ship of the Public Franrhlas League, resolved unanimously that rather than permit Boston's sacred wharves to be littered up with packages and her proud ways to quake with the thud of heavy laden trucks be would drop the battle for savings bank insurance and draw ollls, both special and general, ompell lng the New Haven to give back the Boston and Maine etoek and prohibiting forever the retirement of President Tut tls of the last named company. "One thing remains to bs done If Boston Is to be saved from becoming the scene of vulgar commercial activity and a Jostling populace of the unlel surely. It must be enacted by the Oreat and Oeneral Court that no person pos sessing shares of stock In one railroad company shall acquire shares In any other railroad." This Is whut was too good for the wicked Mkllen to miss, lu the opin ion of our distinguished Secretary of the Treusury. as expressed while the latter was congratulating MtUBM on the progress he whs milking In the capital iniquities of expansion ami consolidation. If, however, we now depart from our usuul practice and reprint the foregoing remnrks. it Is not because of any undue exultation on our part over the rtKUnuthOOt that we had once the felicity of agreeing closely with the Hon. William (imas Ml Awm about the folly and futility of exces sive reguluilon of the ruilrotuls by the 1 lovernment. It Is merelv in order that the countless friends and admirers of Secreiary McApoo may know his underlying and esoteric views on the subject : views which he so success ful ly 1 nnd, we lielleve. unnecessarily) manages to dissemble In the august presence of his father-in-law. A Christ ma Trenrh Kilt Long Ago. The boys actually were out of the trenches by Christinas mi one occa sion; out In time to make a Christ inas cull on some neighbors' who were not in the least expecting ihem. They had a liurd march of it. too. before they got there. Hut there was no difficulty in following their trail, (ieueral Wilkinson, who had a com inimical Ion for their eoinmnndcr. has told In his memoirs how easily he J racked them by the blood stains they left behind them In the snow, for It was bitter weather. Snow uml Ire were on llie liurd fro.en ground and n good many of the boys had such mere wrecks of shoes Hint they reully might .lust ubout us well have been barefoot and done with If. As It wns the Ice and the sharp frozen ruts did their work nnd the boys wrote the story of their walk with their blood at about every slep. Hut It wus good blood, Aiiierlcuii blood; and with it lot of other good American blood it was shed that hum ble people might coiiie here and wax wealthy In the freedom the boys of the torn shoes and the torn anil bleeding feel WOO for then wax wealthy and breed dMcandanti to go abroad and scatter the wealth and ex plain about America not being a tit pluce for a gentleman fo live in. And this is rather ijueer. too, In a way, for the man who led the boys on 1 his blood trail march over the snow has Iteen generally regarded us about the highlit typo of gentle man 1 In- worlib has ever known. Ami lie always thought America was good enough to live In to live In and m die for, so far us thul Is concerned. So did the boys who were out of the trenches by tlirlstmas at his com mnnd and who left their trnll of blood up the west hank of the Dela ware and dotfh the east bank on that awful snowing, steeling, hulling, Icy night that they might make their early Christmas morning cull on the folks who were not expect iug them. Hut that was a good while ago KIO years ago this coming Chrlstmns, 10 ho exact. H was one of the memor able Christmas visits of history, that one of December 2.", 1770. Neither poor old BaK Li nor Knyimiai skn nor uny other of the Cerinan commanders nor uny of the Herman soldiers under them knew that company was coming until the boys from the trenches wore right among 1hem- "ln their midst," In a way of speaking. Stirring days, I hose, when O, Wash INUTOM letl Ills rugged Continentals across the Delaware end down in Trctiinn 10 make that "rough house'' Christmas call. A successful call it wus, too, net tin. a bag of over a thousand Hessian prisoners, and among them seventeen officers, to show for that particular "out of the trenches by Chrlstmns" expedition. 'Minister Without a Portfolio." We rescue from the obscurity of 1111 official document lienrlng the imprint Of the Hurenu of Standards the sub Joined suggestion with respect of the future of the City Chamberlain: "it may, however, be tbouifht advis able to retain the present position at the present salary to provide for the per formance of tllin dirties of a minister without portfolio or administrative as sistant to the Mayor unless provision for this positron Is made elsewhere. " The City Chnmherluln flrnws $1'J. 000 a year; the present Incumbent litis proved the truth of his boast that he Is a useless Job holder. Ills salury Is within $3,000 of thnt paid to the Mayor, the Comptroller and the Coun sel to the Corporation ; the City Super intendent of Schools Is paid $2,000 a year less than the Chamberlain, nnd such Inconsequential officials as tho Fire Commissioner, the Police Com missioner, the Health Commissioner, at $7,.rss) a year each, and the Oen eral Medical .Superintendent of Helle vue and Allied Hospitals, at UMNO, cannot begin to comMte with him In the mntter of compensation. Now It Is proposed to absolve him from oven the nominal tasks per formed under his suiiervlslon and un der the hlghfitlutln title of "minister without a portfolio" transfer him to tho vugue precincts of the Mayor's good will and political Judgment I and this Is proposed Immediately after the salaries of a large number of Inferior clerks, who, If they did not earn all that was pnltl to them, at lenst were entitled to most of It, have been rudl cally reduced What WOVld have been said If the crude political operators who follow CflAJiLks V. UtlaVHf had suggested such a waste of city money us here is contemplated? Muslr for the Season. Those persona, and there is a goodly number of Ihem, to whom a Canary bird is as lodiapenaable a factor us the solution of the Christmas gift problem as handkerchiefs and neck lies are to some of their less Imaging' live fellows and who have grieved over this season's scant supply and high prices win welcome heartily the 18,800 yellow singers thai came Into Ibis port Saturday on the Noordnm. May this town never be less agreeably Invaded than by them! a canary swinging in a sunny win tlow ami chirping cheerily or Hood Ing the room with sone while wintry winds whittle outside Is a pretty re minder of the Christmas spirit long after the holidays are paat, Brooklyn household! in particular! we believe, used to ! us incomplete, as deficient In the genius loci, without n bird n they would huve been without the rubber plant of the town's legend. The caged songster seems u pecu liarly appropriate gift for women in lonely enjoyment of "economic free dom." There are school teachers. some confirmed in splnatOrhOOd, others hoping) who would derive constant pleasure from such companionship, If there were a Dickens among our novelists who reject with scorn that does them little credit the homely human nature of which H07. made capital he would endear himself to readers weary of too highly seasoned literary diet, with a chapter of old muld domesticity, a CI ling kettle, a purring eat ami a canary Anil, by the way, what has become of the tKUpei of trained canaries we used to hear of? The Kihaustlon That Will End the War. The French and Herman medical authorities seem in airroe that the peroentaga f soldieri in the baae hospitals WB0 "lie Is small and that comparatively few are discharged physically Incapacitated for active service. Q 1111 extract from a report made recently by In. JaCqt'EI Hkii- m I.ON-. director of medical statistics of the French army, (he ill and wounded are not separated, nnd it Is said that only eighteen In a thousand bave died tins tear as compared WlU) fifty-three last year. The I til -proiement is due to better organiza tion more than to the lesson of ex pgrtaflea, A German report deals with the wounded only, in every hundred K0r are discharged lit for service. 8,8 are disabled or gel leave of ab sence (ludellUite probably i and 17 per cent, die, one would like to know wlial the facts are with regard to the sick: how many do not recover und how many are found to be uiuit for service? The Germans also report a marked general Improvement In Iior pital treatment. while a satisfactory comparison cannot be made between French anil German hospital efficiency, since the Berlin statement deals exclusively with wounded. It Is evident that the percentage of soldiers who are able to return to flic front must be largo in Isith armies. The same story could lx told. n doubt, of the British, Belgian, Italian and Austrian armies, and the physique of tha Ruaslan soldier is so good that In spite of less skilful mod ieai attention n large majority of the wounded who reach the baas tins pitals must be able In resume their places In Ihe ranks. Of course such Statistics leave llie question of per centimes at the Held hospitals iiniin sweredi Many nf the (leapei'utei wounded do not vo lung enough in Im Irealed Hi llie base hospitals, The opinion lluil Ihe war will he 01 f exhaustion, victory rest pa m, the elde thnt can organise the largest armies and maintain them In the Held, Is generally held. But exhaus tion will hardly be a question of men If 80 per cent, or more of rhe wounded are regularly restored to the colors. They will go back as veterans, to stiffen new drafts In the line. The war might go on Indefinitely If only combatants were needed. Apparently the exhaustion that will end Ihe wnr is one of funds to carry It on, to equip troops and feed them, to pay for shells and cartridges. The Futile Dardanelles Campaign. It may be supposed that the decision of the Hritlsh Government to with draw all Ihe troops from the Suvlo and Anr.ac districts of the (inlltpoll peninsula the disembarkation has been effected with small loss wns taken upon the advice of lrfrd Kituh ener, who looked over the ground In the end of November and spent two hours in conference with General W. R. Hibdwooo, the local commander. The Incident marks the end of the Dardanelles campaign, for the bri gades Intrenched at Sodd-ul-Bahr In the toe of the peninsula have not gained a foot of ground for months. Nothing Is said about withdrawing Ihem, hut they could be better em ployed elsewhere. It would seem to be slmph n question of getting them away with n minimum of casualties under cover of the guns of the fleet. Whether the troops withdrawn are to he ferried across to Sulonlcn or be diverted to Egypt Is a matter of spec ulation, us the Government refuses to make a statement. Hut since the defence of the allied positions about Salonlra Is the urgent emergency and the assembling of n large army In Macedonia would Impress Itumnnla ns well ns Greece, It Is a fair presump tion thnt Snloulca Is the destination of General Ilianwoon's force. At least the Colonel might have waited until tho festivities coincident with the Christmas holidays of 1915 aero over. The man who attempts to shelter himself beneath two Auks la certain to lose the protection of both. A Hindu professor Is authority for tho statement that plunts become tired If in uncongenial company and droop with weariness. As an exam ple, the shrinking violet, instead of being modest and shy. Is really bored to death. If the papers for the next fl.e years restricted mention of Intereolleiflate ath letic to the limits allowed for Intercol legiate debating, at the end of that time there would be no athletic problem worth public discussion, Dr, Albion w. Bmau o ise f'siti rn'is of Chicago, At ihe risk of uncovering a hideous s andal, may we ask for an investl gatlon of the report that Intercollegi ate debaters frequently receive free board for spouting In vacation time at eurmui r hotels? Seci clary QABaigOM cannot return an affirmative answer to the request of the American liefcnce Society thai he set aside '.he order forbidding army officers to dlSCUSl prep a redness for publication, It i a time honored rule and has worked well The publica tion of the views of army officers could not be regulated; a Lieutenant would have as Kmxl a right to speak and write us g MuJor- ieneral The country would be inundated with pro fessional opinions. Discipline would Suffer, Army officers are carried on the, rolls for the purpose of attending stii. tiy to the performance of their duties as military men. They are con cerned eulely with preparing troop? for the emergency of war. At the same time they nny he called upon In an official way for advice about the Improvement of 'he army. The eneral Staff often makes re Iirtn wbu h are spread on the records f OongTOgl or published by the au thority t tho Bsc retary of War. Only a few davs ago the War College di vision's study of the military needs of the country appeared In the news pniwrs Nothing could be more au thoritative. But that is a very dif ferent thing from throwing down the Kirs and permitting several thousand officers on the active and retired lists to talk as much as they please and aa often as thev please about the ex pansion, eorgenlawMon and manage ment of the army In peace and war Is not the Hon. BILL ftdNN of l'ltts- burg eo:, fusing himself with the Colo nel when he says "Tho rule of the sea applies to me I must be the lust man to leave the Progressive ship ? Now that V!LLA bus announced hll acceptance of a lecture offer the Chautauqua world eagerly uwotts tiu news that he has "doubled up" With another eminent artist. is there no Impresario enterprising enough to bring together on one etace the head liners IJ11.L and V1LL7 According loan official statement is- toii-d in Berlin "a pan" of the Gertruui fleet cruised in the North Sea recently without seeing any Hritlsh warships. It is iu doubt true, bur ha no par ticular significance. What the Hrit itih navy is waiting for is the whole and not "a isirt" of the German fleet. Britishers generally regard 3erman's much advertised Kgypllan campaign as mostly, though not entirely, a bluff - If. spates frtint London t'nceiiHored eiherlal messages from Berlin record a curious coincidence. Teutons generally regard Britain's much advertised "drives" as mostly, though not entirely, bluffs Congressman lUiiJtY of Pennsyl vania is denouncing what he calls "the poison of preparedness." The Belgians and Chinese couldn't com prehend his point of view. Kublirr Nerve Protector for Hotel Itaori. Te TBS BWTOS "C TDK Hrv .Sir: 1 nouli uKet that lunei preprtetert have tiien room ibmre Lipped or shed silh rubber, from u long lapeHssas ileeetug in hotel I have come lo ths conc lusion tlmt lh .ivsrsse inoissl think s iloor vta in. eie to he hanged. SeptsiSiiy lata at high' eriiiUT, .sin . -.nk. in' ember ' liirinltenl Old klilekerliiM-ker. Kiikkoi Hew do- Nf s vork spend: lis mens) 1 H''i,rr In leiltlna rink on - mm J to snlng tlirm oK tht ('.rests WAR FINANCE. Which Ride Is lining Bankrupt First In the Great Conflict 7 To Tin KniToa ok Tnr Hrsi--Sir: A few days ego you published a letter from Mr. IT mated, which was highly Illuminating and In mv opinion a valu able contribution lo onn of the burn ing questions of the day. International MnHiice. The subject per se is ex tremely Interesting and deserves a place In nny publication, ss It Is very tittle understood, hence a discussion of sny phase of this topic can only bene fit the Intelligent reader. This country has now the opportu nity of usurping a great ileal of the flnaitiial power of the Old World, but It can only do so 1f our people ore able to correlate and coordinate the de mands and requirements of foreign countries to our own conditions and to carry out conclusions reached by m telllgent reasoning In e practical way. This Is my excuse for taking up your valuable spare There is not a single argument In Mr. ITmsted'n article thst Is not hased upon truth, nnd It Is sound reasoning. He has sensed actual condltlrsis, sp parentl v from an unbiassed standpoint. I do not know the gentleman person -ally, hence I cannot say whether he Is pro-Oertnnn or the contrary, but that has absolutely nothtreg to do with the subject. His article Is n true descrip tion of financial conditions t the pres ent time. 1 knew there would soon be an an swer, nnd it appejired In Tim Si k of DecetnW IK, a nil was written by a Mr. R. J. nberfohren, who Is pro-Herman undoubtedly, nnd Oerman-hki tries to obscure the Issue hv means of oasu Istry, sophistry and all other tricks of the argumentative kind. He starts in with a positive statement thnt the nngiish Government had confiscated the gold gupply of the Belgian Ma ttunnl Hank. I know tliat this supply is stm intact, ami undoubtedly the other suppllea he refers to are nlso in tact. He calls into question the state ment of the British Chancellor that the private banks are holding triM.nOO.hOO In gold. 1 know one partlculnr bank that holds J40,noo,onn n gold, and there are a great many private banks In London. All banks In England, with the exception of tho Bank of England, are culled private banks, and the use of the wvtrd "private" Is a specimen of Mr. t iberfohren's casuis try. The silver in the Bank nf England and the silver In the Bank of France Is a negligible quantity) and Is so smnll in comparison to the gold holdings that In the terms of the chemist it would lie called only a trace. The entire argument loses Its force by Its misstatements hen. a It Is use less to "o further into the matier. We now come to Mr Oberfohren'fl state ment of the German side of the case, and here all is sunshine and arro gance. But "Papier 1st geduldtg." Comparison means nothing, but that Is the lending fault of the Herman casu ist. I know I)r HelfTerlch, the presi dent of the German Retchahanki per sonalis . and many a talk have I had with him on world finance. I know how his heart ii bieeding when for policy's sake he is obliged to make statements that he knows are not true Talking to n prominent German banker a few days ago, he saal to me: "I know we are bankrupt, but I only hope 'hat the Allies Will Ik- dOi lared bankrupt n few weeks liefore we are. then we will have the advantage." The Qermnn people are a wonderful rwople : to kierw them in their own country and In their home surround ings is to los'e them. I was educated In Germans . nnd In my henu I have a love for del man Kultur as exemplified by Its scientists. Its poets and its masses, but the Kultur of the KaWer, the Kultur of Von TiPpi!. and the Kultur of the leSOe Step- H eavrn f off end Vf:iiits New Vi Riv. December SO The African Ooll Pile. T the EiiiTon or The gt'N -Sir; I notice ,n The sin of December 15 communication from Brother I'msted, in which lie says th.it Britain's DOS' I sessions turn up from the earth tL'SO. I 000,000 s n,r ii, nold Ills inference is that tin gold is available lo Britain for hir purchases In America. The fact is thut none of the gold mined in Africa since the war betan has been shipped from that (continent through fear of capture. It ii idled up In the 1'nlon of South Africa batiks, and the B.ink of Eng land drafts notes against It, some of which are accepted as waeies by the miners. This is done to keep the mines ;ti operation. Nor have Prance and Itmsia any foreign supply of mined gold to draw upon. There is, therefore, no point to the l meted communication. As for bank statements, they are like the 'Juggler's deck of cards. They do not always show the amount of gold actually on hand unpledged, i". K, Cooran, Xsw Vosk, December 20, LAMENT OF THE FISHERMEN. An Open l.elti-r to Certain Heedless tdmliiMrutnrs. 7o .1nyor Jtihx Pit rroy 1lfOAfl mid It. A. r .sniin. CU'Smtisleesr of Pocati and r crri BNTLBMBM Ths recreation pier at Fiftieth street imn been closed to anglers. Pishing is prohibited to our W ent side liaak u'Hitons Tommies are bltln' and Uie pier is closed lo out sterling senile profeseori of the angling art Win iii itu-as ot me Anglara aso. elation tolerate thitC' Did we not lo-dai gel it Preamland an appropriation for a nei '.' Doee Mayor Michel inse with one baud and uniidtnw with the other'.' lish and ftsliliiK furnish the sole in expensive recreation of our West Side Qerman and Irish. We euliii our foot I for brain and brawn In the teeming waters of the Hud eon, Are our devotee of IhlN moid Inno cent contemplative rt to t- robbee bs' IhW adm i tilsl rat Ion, neutral In name, so that munitions of si'ar may lie shipped to murder our brothers In the t re nohes ? Our Irish bartender drew up for a Oerman Broobhagsn'i iiirrhaiie, iiesd gunrtera of the Eleventh Avenue Track Bemoval Aesoolationi the Eta rt y -sevsmth Street Villagers, the following notice 1 "We are neutral, Vny one who can't say g good word for Hie Kaiser pan get out." We are healumng to feel tlmt this administration i averse in giving uh nir rights, 1 Hir right to our waterfront for food AghiOM 1H liiahenalile, nol to lie ,cw York fentmllged, A word to the wise is tufllulent, as-s the Meveirtli Avenue Rasher and fish erman, B, M l.lnwiii Nrw Vork, lie camber SO, rarliiauM f'gndr'i 'rem nH "' ''' MWrwaoseVsf' I'hiladftukit Vr,, a lagrrlsge Urease issued t" Mu esii Cgrlslmti ready, in sngl t ry. on.-, sad Plsre Millet guler of Tyrone Dead) ssi born oa cin unee, heace hi same, and still be married us lost gag TO PEACE THEORISTS. A Property Owner Calls for Their Nnhstltale for Preparedness. To th Editos ok Tw SttK lr: Will some sincere exponent of the doctrine of unprejparednees tell us exactly what his programme of peace Includes? What protection does he propose to give our b .mes and families and plscee of busi ness? After thirty years of work I have acquired a modest property, where un molested 1 may manage to avotd becom ing an inmate of the ceunto farm. But should an army of Invasion land upon our beach, three miles away. I would have to take to the tall timber, and If I and my family escaped with our lives we would become refugees, deprived of the means of making a living In our old age What do the disciples of unprepared nese offer In place of big guns, sub marines, plenty of ammunition and men trained to the hour In their moat po tent uses? Something more then Idle curiosity prompts Ohls Inquiry. In the county of Kuffolk alone 75,000 men, w onion end ohlldren and I Wants Knv. Bit i.port, December It A Plea for ITapreparednes. To thi Editor or Ths 8itN Sir: There have been reasons given for this war, the moat terrific and terrible In the world's history. Hut the cause was praparednass. Preparedness on the part of one nation thorough and long oon. tlnued led to fear. Eear drove other nations Into alliances and Into pre paredness. Preparedness of rival groups of nations led to a condition that can only be described ns explosive. This explosive condition led to a frame of mind that resembled hysteria and panic, so that when one nation mobilised Its forces anoliher nation not only mobilised its troupe, and not only began the In vasion of a neutral country on Its way to attack a rival, hut asked the world t.i believe that that overt aot of ag gression was purely defensive. The real iiuse of the war was preparedness for peace, preparedness agalnV war, pre paredneag for defence, win .ever phrase you like best, but always preparedness for war. If a referendum were taken in Ger many nnd In England to-day, the two best prepared nation, the former on the land, the latter on the sea, there WOttld be an agreement on the paii of the people of t'lioae countries that there mut be no rejietltlon of the conditions Whlotl lesl to this wer. They might be led astray by national feel.ng to say that this repetition can only he pre vented by subduing the adversars. This would mean that the subdued national croup must be kepi In subjec. UOfl by force of arms, and this would lesd to more and prolonged prepared nes. which was Ihe cause of this war and which would Inevitably lead to recurrence of It. Germany has subju gated Belgium, Poland and Serbia. Kng fiand has command of the sea and has subjugated most of Hermans oversea possessions. To re -over either, the war misi he carried to even more dreadful irtts of life and property. To com promise or es-en to propose lompromlse la regarded as weakness if not folly. The neutral nations, especially the leading neutral nation, the United Atates, are faced ssith the alteniatise of Pre paredness or of proposing a plan which ssi'.l prevent a repetition of Ibis condi tion of prvpaiedness that led to the great war, The pr iple of the t'nited S'a.tes seem at piesent to huve olueien t'lu alternative of preparedness rather than to le Witling tO Consider as 'oad! ble s plan for preventing war. No lovernment of any neutral na tion seems to le w.llh.x Officials) to propose t-ie real remedy for the disease, me Individual, Hems' Kurd, a maker of automoMlei, has taken his courage In both hands and as sr. Individual Is financing a meeting of those Who de alre 10 se,. this w.ir nnd all war end. Mr. Ford is ouvrieU wan ridicule, but he is the only man Who has up to the present time shown a wlllltujnoae fo sacrifice anything to bring about peart He sa.d to be seeking advert leement. Why, lie coiiid buy all the advertise ment ut a mutth entailer OXOOngOi He is said to have no plan. Who knows thai the conference he Is calling will not propose a perfectly feasible plan? That is one of the objects of the cwn feroni a He is said to have a "big head," to he "cragy," Ac. Whatever dta ease Mr HOOT) lOCd baa, it should re mind us of ttie whiekey General lirant was said to drink when he was Winning victories President liiusdn, when snn piatnt we made shout i leant drink ing whiskey, said that he would like to send ,i barrel of it to Ids other Generals who did not win victories. I.KWIS STOCKTON. BorTAbo, December it. PHILIP NOLAN. ; I tldenee That the l.essua of Hll Life I umpelllng Attention. To Tin: Kioto. ,,r Tits gt'N .Sir; I want to congratulate you upon your wise ohotag In placing as your first edi torial article "Philip Nolan." i,et us take the bint froni ou and make some effort to influence, if only In a small way. our boss and girls to be true to the country under whose protec tion their hOQlpg ere made for them. Koine weeks ago. thinking these dass eeperialls- appropriate for the lesson taught by the life of Philip N'.dan, I read "The Man Without a Country" to my young nephew Tour article lias derided tne lo send a number of ciades of lies hook to a neighborhood house. or which i am president, wan me re quest that ver club leader Mhnll read It lo Ina or her dub of boss and girl before the New year lias ooine. 1 1 Benjamin. New York. December II 'I'd THg BOITCg or Tut gt'N so Per mil me to express ins- very hearts oom mendtttion of your editorial article "linlln Nolan" in Tun BUN of Decem ber l. i sincerely nope your sugges tion Of ! general rereading of that classic of American patriotism will lead iiinn.s people to hum it out and ponder well in these das of bifurcated alle giance, sneaking traitors and spies the stirring lesson it tearhee, indeed, i am ipine sure iiiiini people hava been moved in recent developments' lo ,i reperuigj of the document, Ju( as I base In el Aa Sign 10 Can! of what folks al e think Ing about now.idass, I may mention the fact that a few weeks ago a certain business oonogm here In New Jersey re produced "The Man Without a CoUn try" in Its entirely and soul il bread cast without comment as an addendum lo us regular adsertislng circulars That concern gets my business It. C W Agguat I'Aith. n. j, December It This Veer' Toys. Tee bean ,.f dear .. I San'.s ClgVM II hejvy in hi liresal. As lie packs hi Lam wiih fljg IHwag elf I for Utile glrln and !, lis turn hi eyes In sorrow lo the 15t Mil I Iii llie S 1. Then ge tjilly, learfu;'), at mi yr' aliid of teyi There am no in i 'e dolin -:ih l filial gay gad bright Ttll iniciinie of I Red 'Tom muse It ss inn in kiibii orevii Ami im ami seeden soldieri luet ras Fat a Rghl Ar Heading In htuallasj ted looMie yen lirave. t: ii herd upon gl N'n It klnills heirt W ii n ii j T.i thrust aside :h v p.. ,,f ,,, ,h41 Heed tor pes. mi c, ii in. Rii m gin ths ohiigren vkel h' nt bsi ilarays keen hii ssi t, And so he'- luking mile guni la eele ferule I'hr.si t blrik. e. Jo as BOROUGH HOME RULE. President Mark of Manhattan II poees Hit Hnlldlng Inspection Plan. To Till Km tor or Tui Scn Sir: It Is well that public attention Is sgaln being called to the need of building In epectlon reform. The present waste and confusion are intolerable to tenants as well ss landlords Whs Is the practical way to end this abuse? Home may declaim excitedly and dramatically against borough divisions In our city government. This Is really a waste of time and effort. The unit of the great city of New York Is too large and Its physical conditions are too va ried to permit of a single neighborhood sentiment. Our city of Ave or six mill ion people, destined to grow to eight or ten millions, cannot, I believe, he suc cessfully represented without local bor ough subdivision The massee of the people of the various borougnis Inelet upon local autonomy In many physical mutter which come cloee to their delly life, such as control over public works and the conetructlon end ssfety of buildings. Hnlldlng condition In the vertoue boroughs very eo materially ee to make each a distinctly local problem. r example, In Manhattan almost es-ery new building operation le preceded by the destruction of old buildings. This necessitate! shoring and underpinning on a scale not required In other bor oughs, where new buildings are usually constructed on lots hitherto vacant. Also in Manhattan tt Is almost the rule to excavate two or more stories deep underground, thus encountering unique snd Interesting situation. The borough will not permit the de struction of their autonomy In the build ing bureau. If these weie taken away only the single Department of Public Works would remain under the Jurisdic tion of the borough. It requires no piophet to foresee overwhelming defeat In the Legislature of any audi attempt The proper cry of "Home Itule for 'Jit lea'' le echoed In boroughs which them selves are the slxe of the Isrger olUes. I do not see how our representatives could he true to their trust without recognizing the will of the'r constituent.-! so clearlv expressed. At a conference of cltliens which I called a few weeks ago I proposed a practical plan for ending the present deadlock betseeen friends and oppo nents of centralisation of building In speoi lone. Fire Commissioner Adamson bae recently made a similar suggestion to the Mayor. My proposition Is to centrallxe In each borough building bureau all Inspection and regulation of buildings of every kind during construction ani alteration, and thereafter to centralise all Inspec tion and reaulatlnn of buildings of every kind ns'er the ue or the "housekeep ing" functions In one department under the Mayor. During one period, that of rontruotion, the borough sill control, and thereafter by clean cut distinction a city funotlon will hs performed. I liellese that after fair discussion this plan will be found to meet the present situation and absolutely elim inate dupllcntion and conflict. This plan rieerves both proper neigh borhood sentiment and borough auton omy, and at the same time does not Interfere with the principle of city con trol over license functions Marcvs M. Marks, President Horough of Manhattan. Manhattan. December 20. BOOMS AND THE BOOMERS. The Season Xow Open for the Heat ing of the Favorite Son. To tiik EDrroa or The Si n .Sir: In tle-sn days when ao much talk Is made regarding a stronger navy, and the l:n portance of legislation more helpful :o business men and wage earners, we people up iere in the neck of the woods believe Senator Weeks is a logloal man to direst the settlement ot these impor tant questions. Massachusetts Is not alone in believ ing that the Keiiubllcan party will come to New Rngland for a Presidential can didate The day has been whan a small town In this State would furnish two Presidents, It is time for one more especially In this International crisis. Senator Week, of all the candidates mentioned, lo the most capable, hy res SOU of hie experience, in passing upon naval questions He Is a graduate of the Naval Academy. He was for years commander of the Massachusetts Naval Brigade He sva a volunteer naval otn- cer In the war Willi Spain. When Wil son landed troops at Vera I'rur. and it looked for a I line aa though we were lo have a big war" with Mexico instead of a "little war." Weeks was one of the first men to volunteer for service at the front Ilia friends believe these are among the striking reasons for bis nomination which Induce nupport for him outside of New Kngland. Sign multiply that the nominee of the convention trill b a real Bepuollcen, in fad as well Us in name ; that he is likely to be under 6o veai of age: that he win be i thorough believer In the Republican tariff principles, in the up bulldlng of an American merchant me rine . thai he will be callable of leading and directing his parly also tliat he has not been an expot.ent of peace or a little navy most Unpopular doctrines, i be lieve. Willi American people hnsing red blood In tlielr seitis. Sefiator Weoks completely nils the idll n a Kepubhcan Candidate for President. His record In Congress shows his calibre and strength The principles whlrh he has put forward i-i public life have been those upon widen the character, strength and material sir- ess of tne t'nited Slates have been developed He stands for deeds, not word ltmad and tolerant, he would be Ihe I ) pt a candidate. ROW IN W. Iniiai is. Boston, December 2a The tNjrhology of Dote l ight. ToTHg KniTog ok Tiik Sr s - sir: Uov emmentl are laigely theoretical a-id are loo ofien the victims of theorists In dlvtduall are merely human beings Thus, pacifists at strife user the sup ping of strife are still pac;fii. Slate at strife osvr questions that mas In volve their national existence are un .holy blood letters who must he coaxed from the trenches by a mixed .hotus of foreign unperspertivlatt twittering m ironical "Merry Christmas, peace lis on earth!" So here is s distinction to he dills considered before giving way to mirth over the news of the ways and meant bickerings, on board the ocean go cm dovecote. Hajtiigg New York. Deee nuer In. rsa.lng Bteaei In Oklahoma. From thf Ok'.ihoman t 1 1 Mak-r and lite wife. Apache Woman gad hi stepdaughter, Parted, near Ueerv rotas over lo sign ihe deed of s,r:, Heed all .t nant mm Apache Wontea ind Parted sod Ootober 13. Mai tVeehee going sow a to Is lington ai m on leitneji am n- eigUm si-rei near Calumet or oiy.i Bear ll.e sHetmeat htr deceeeeil hunbm,,! While Hartaiii Arapaan ladies deeded so acrsi of H.1 Woman eUotmeal in mi ran dose phuip Jud.on Qua, .on off Quo and Suiting otter Niuiinei of onoyenaet ar i-nipirie mM Bd Teeih on Moggy Creek r.r Reeell Bad Teeth tMiajrht beef from pat rV and ihi ramp I having lot of hf to e.n T Drowe is ' tiler Priest T cs-iup. lie tetll r aiorlee or night tq iho young Indian- I'ri.oked W antes wifs of lNi : ttaa tP'lne and I'Un MOUI if nf He.i l( glen, from Clinton ""I 1 0 Tons.ie H.ver agency llonteot lo siit in ferisaer'i VastHi for Jeniiers r. n lolliern begin in reminiscences, John Qali worthy comment on the wnr H. Kosaar Ceftorl lies iihm:otMca ana Ma s . ... . - w ' - nsj I e us 0l Cenade I ji spin I There are f.e.r kw eioriei iin ii semi i .tone i, Williams jfUr piwrn smj o colored PlClUrM by II 'C t'hnetg PRESIDENT'S BRIDE APPEARS ONLY ONCE Rjy;M Seclusion Broken Im LOBg Motor Hide With Mr. Wilson. MOVIE MEN AGAIN FAIL Mot Sprixc.s, Va.. lire 21 1 , t on have Inoreased that tht rreide--end Mrs. Wlleon intend to avoid i publicity ee possible during tlielr honej moon. They emerged from their apart ments but once to-day, when the) u two hour ride along quiet mount! roads. Word was given quietly to the mol picture men who have been hoping i ,, the I'resldent would relent from hll i fusal to be filmed that he had no , Intentions. With Ihe Pfeetdenl and t , bride on their motor trip went thr eeoret service men. One of Iheet . with the l'resident's driver and others were in a machine which trail, close behind. Mrs. Wilson is ore rhr black s: costume she had on when eh rivet yesterday ami an Aimrlnui Ileum v Si nestled In the black fur si net MO The President had on ; dark gray cs,. cost end a soft felt h.it and rrled fur rug over hla arm. WhlOh he lucked carefully around his In tie Stops were made at Warm Rprlhgi and Alum Springs, but ;hec sere jun pauses. When Mr. aisl Mrs Wil.,n re turned tliey went to their section . ' i , hotel Immediately. They t.se taken r part In the social life of the hotel All the morning Wag Spent hs t i'resldent and his bride in inswei a messages of oongrat ulntlon ss i . hsvi been received. MUny of these tii ne. from Ihe heade of foreign nauont, b because of the delicate condition! of -j . foreign affairs a list of those who as sent their felicitations will not h rnti public. It Is known thai the lia,t , some of the belligerents In tne Kuropesn war have not as yet forwarded ' oougruiulations. The ilay was enlivened when II s Mct'Untlc, general storekeeper, oai , i rector, lawyer and b euffrage of I sovereign voters of Bath OOUnty a )us lice of the peace and the i Vsintno wealth's ranking Magistrate (Use on' statement of welcome to the prsj ami hla bride. As Justice Mcflintlr phrased It. . county la proud Of lis honors, but i 'er mined to be modest alut in.",. why not? he pointed out. for tills , mountain nook also has been the of Robert K. l,ee, who ish1- i quite a man In Virginia, and SI uie somewhat svell known Dome rati I idem, Thomas Jefferaon. The lattt certain anclerit books alioss. or . a bottle of wine here for 30 i 1 time have changed since Jefferso In the midst of hymeneal Joy strife. From among the bll servitors of the lunise three ss i tern Zeek Blackstone, William Udward (Jrej and William IV W ashington op U ohoaen to attend the President, 11 the baton of Nathaniel Barry, the welter. The trouble arise because Ihes. vitors Cannot remain gttfflclentl aa'are of the distinction confern them, tttber waiters eoggpla n thai I servitors iiase ceaeed speaking to thei and that they have adopted 1 srholl IS democratic uttimde. The I'i esldotit's mall ami teleg are being vised with unusual carl make Fiire that no unpleasant n ea from cranks will reach him. also an agreement that the o el n rieas to reeotl Uie Preslderu aha . hi i at a minimum. Both at the W i -and here tliere have been ord - ihi only papere of urgent imports ti slut tie sent to him. Mr.. i!eor-e Qunton, ss , , s of the bride's family, has eel I t Prei dent and Mrs. vVilaon in s afternoon tea' ThUTsda; i i - Ixxlge. her place near here WILSON NOMINEE HELD UP fte-iafe HIim Li 1m Nm llublrr for rradf Mom til Washington, Ot ' QUMtlOCI whether (Jeprw Kuh I ctMittniuMi m '.'' i I Tratif 'oinniibr beforn the Sen.i 1 iin n BMfot! to which . i - :. Uuyti etto Tb mi itton cum o fprnn the last Co c - In their husti- wo "f tho Ad u " tuition HtminrB ttoiifti tut mtn " uud brouRhr the W 1 ' m ! HttlwVf on a favorable report wi formniit y f . vow n ' n Senator Jh linger "f NtW H tn an exevulne muN t- ' M ' tin Wftg "irrf irnlar thai Ims p had o.iiiffc-i Rttamlon i i fn i i law m i not bttn opmplied ih b) President In appointing llublre 1 Htnaior Mini tha ar! provided "or more than thraa niemhcri e aMi pi1itical party in the o 0 ' Kafifttor QaJUnffr 1 11 -iv it DamMral and mpporti l ' Wilaofii althoiiah Im atwi o Hroareue: t. Banal r 'i-ti $ itiatad titer had hae i a plu if the rule of S ,t ;ii brnKie out I '' u iu. -i o it had OOntt and ttiat if th rep to pt and ouiii pa t .rial OOttHMV In Ih U he, ti.iMlnuer, w.i. e ' sei aior 0Qorman exprems that III i. Hi iiger w ll hi antvior Raad o( M aou IwUyi fOUtThl Ruble . o (oftnan tuid other I m demand that Kublas'a hon i ooninilttad. Thera in i i th Kenalu tliat a majorlt) ' t'tatst ;i if oppoaad to htm m ' tltm I'h'an. p 'f patting Wat forma ii y h law i ir gfpootior MAY NAME DELEHA.MV 11 ' i i in m ii h ii i ii i a t m i i i in i i iti for S t. a tt n Plan ijnv Whittnmi'a r without making publi man he haH tin idai) U ineiit lu eu r-t'd Judgi tire from th Cotiri oi tdona on January I to in Att"int, lias nut bridle of tin poll lira I aoaa( ii ih aald tliat ti v. will fail to Jamew I crat. who wus 0110 01 v' t'htef u id a ua I da) rii3 . -V t lovai nor g egp0i led deplgnatton of Mr I u I atrtotty iiaraoniwl ihol . thai protaati have i tarad With him. Thei b Ing i ight along thai tiike Judga Swan n u ingf tht i laiuorrai i' Had tiai it did it n K Kim h for th Hl - i e mi November elwtion Thli Ax Ing upon ihe nai hanty ha lad in th eiihe- laidor Wa nai ; t ' m alley, both of whoi t toned for thn tjaneral Ke will et t Iih place nil ihe tin bancn mad vacant thi mil niiMit of ,i iiit Wv Ingrahitii 1 are now At-Min .mi I -1 : Mi O'Mailvy being a brotln nier At t.n tu -i lanori 1 1 1 io Whlimaii ha 4 lliadi tot In an I' v t 1 1 1 i i i Ingrahum. a hoti of the i. rh j; '