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Saturday, October 4, 1913.
Hj Ono mouth from today is election day
in and for this city. And how littlo
B lias boon actually done about it!
It is claimed that, thirty pastors in
Pittsburgh have been let out during
B the last year because of their socialis-
tie opinions. Moro martyrdom!
Secretary Bryan says that President
Wilson has a mind of las own. But
isn't that a speech of courtesy which
tiie Secretary is expected to spoak?
.Mexico is producing so ramiy candi-
dales for the Presidency that the cry
of fraud at the election is certain to
be raised. And thus President Wilson
can do as he likes.
The Democratic partisan tariff bill
has been passed and signed. Argument
and demonstration are alike useless.
Wo may bo permitted to hope' for the
best while dreading the worst.
The contentions at Seattle appear to
; lie quite as much between the judges
as upon the main point involved. It
is an unseemly performance, well cal
eulatcd to bring our whole judicial sysr
teiii into contempt.
Wouldn't it be a good idea for Presi
W dent Wilson .to send a special comniia-
sion down to Mexico to supcrviso the
Presidential, election there on October
B -Gth, so that he would feel confident
Ww that a fair election had been held?
B A Baltimore scientist has returned
B. from iforeign parts with eighty billion
B germs, which he will study by cultural
B mothcnls. It is to be hoped that he
B won't let any of thorn escape, as that
B other scientist did the gypsy moths in
B Massachusetts.
B Senator Lane of Oregon objects to
legislation and the setting :isidc of the
fl laws by the executive departments. It
B is well lo have a voice of power raised
in this behalf. The people of sill this
W western country have been tired of that
B for many years.
B And now it is beginning to be spoken
of as a ''revenue tariff." This while
B all the time its friends admit that it
won't produco enough revenue to sup
port the government by some $60,000,-
LM 000 to $70,000,000, so that they have
B to have an income tax to eke out I
Former President Taffc recently went
to Washington to lobby (not insidious
B ly) for a commodious marble postoflice
for 2sTew Haven. And he won. Cer
H1 tainly New Haven should be eorre-
B spondingly gratoi'ul for this successful
B activity of her most illustrious citizen,
Wt A third Balkan war threatens, is the
report. Only the third? It seems as
B though thoro have been so many, of
B these wars that, one might be pardoned
B - for losing count. Besides, there seems
that such determination to light, that
B "a third war" may prove to bo only
the begiuning of a now "thirty years'
B war. ' 1
The idea of frying to get up a panic
B on the imagined unsafety of the
heating apparatus in the public schools
B of this city is reprehensible in the high-
B est degree. No more impeachable and
B utterly indefensible position could tho
B city board of education bo found in
than for it to bo guilty of opening the
schools with this or any other part of
B the school houses in a dangerous con-
dition. It is incrcdiblo to think of
fl such a thing.
Portland Oregoniau: "Tho woman
suffragists are now concentrating their
B efforts upon Pennsylvania. Beginning
Hj October G, they will carry out a scries
of demonstrations in Philadelphia and
thence extend their efforts over the
B State. In IsTow York and Pennsylvania,
B the two States where self -government
B has been a conspicuous failure, woman
suffrage has up to this time made the
least progress. The truth of tho mnt
j tcr is that all the elements of civilian- J
tion hang together and advancement in
B one means advancement in all."
LWt This Democratic Congress is cn-
croaehing on the civil service laws
in every placo when it is thought that
too much of a row will not be mado
about it. Tim Campbell onco put the
ingenious question lo President devo
land, "Aw, Mr. President, what's tho
B constitution between fricnds7" when
. tho President had objected to Carnp-
bell's proposition as unconstitutional.
B So now as to tho civil service laws,
tho Democratic legislative lend
era .ana President Wilson both appear
B to bo answering the question, "What's
B civil service legislation among us parti-
sans?" with a decided "Nothing
Tho announcement of the death of
Dr. 11, G. McNieco of this city will
spread a wave of sorrow over all. this
intennountain country, whore ho was
so well known and so wnrmly loved.
Dr. McNieco was ono of the oldest
Christian ministers in this region. He
camo here thirty-six years ago, and at
onco sot a standard of loj'alty, of sound
ideas, of virtuous living and of con
sistent moral thought and conduct, al
ways of inestimable value to all of
this community.
For a eood many years past his heart
has been bound up in the establishment
of Westminster College, and moro re
cently his great anxiety has been to
got a proper man for the presidency of
that college, to succeed himself, as ho
felt that ho was growing in years and
losiug his strength for sustained work.
On Thursday night the efforts of tho
trustees to find a suitable man, strong
in every quality, to take tho presidency
of the collogo, mot with success in the
acceptance of Dr. Bhoard of Waterloo,
Iowa, who will take tho position. When
Dr. McNiece was apprised of this, lie
thanked God, and called upon those
prosent to kneol in a prayer of thank
fulness. Ho oxprossed tho hopo that ho
might livo long enough to welcome Dr.
Bheard and see him begin his great
educational work at the college, which
is located well out on' the southeastern
bench of this city.
Dr. IMcNicco for a great man' years
wu9 the pastor of tho '.First Presby
terian Ohurch in this city, and as such
was greatly honored and relied upon.
He has been a prominent factor in all
good work in this community for moro
than a generation of time. Ho has al
ways been staunch, always firm, al
ways true. There has never been the
slightest varying in his high standards
of loyalty, of truthfulness, and of de
votion to his work. Ho has gone to
his reward. May God set the seal of
his approval upon this man's noble
soul. His work was great, his ambi
tions high, tho light that ho boro has
always shono clear and true. May the
Lord soften the blow to his afflicted
family. Whatever consolation tho
kcon sympathy of such a wide cir
cle of friends as Dr. McNiece had may
do to. mitigate their grief, they niay
surely count upon as theirs in full
The report comes from Washington
that members of Congress aro not ap
pointing their full quoto of cadetB to
tho West Point Military Academy, and
tlio question is asked why this neglect
and whether the reason is tho desire
for "universal peace" or "the high
cost of living." Wo doubt very much
whether either of theso questions goes
to the root of tho neglect, for no mat
ter how much desire there may bo in
the heart of any momber of Congress
for universal peace, he is not likely to
lose on . that account any opportunity
to oxcrcise his perquisite of making
an appointment in this or any other
position. While, as to tho high cost of
living, that need not bother the cadet,
because the government pays the bill,
while his family would in most cases
bo ablo to livo without his help.
Wc believe the true reason for fail
ure to appoint the full number of ca
deU to West Point to which Congress
men aro ontitljd, is because there is
not a military career open to students
of the West Point Military Academy
commensurate with that open on all
sides in civil life. The pay of cadets
is small compared to that which grad
uates of colleges on technical lines can
easily command. When it is consid
ered, also, that promotion in tho army
is extremely slow, that man may serve,
and do serve, until their hair is gray in
times of pence and aro not advanced
beyond tho rank of captain; while en
gineers and scientific men of ability
get quick recognition, and large pay,
oven before they have attained middle
life, the case is clear that tho allure
ments of the military lifo fade and bo
conic dim as compared with the attrac
tions for young men in civic and pro
fessional careers.
Wc believe that tho lattor is tho real
reason why the appointments to the
military academy at West Point aro
not sought as they have been hereto
fore, and why tho attractions of a mili
tary lifo aro regarded as inferior com
pared with tho attractions of civic life
in various pursuits, expert, professional,
and of technical utility. A young man
who is able to meet the examinations
of West Point and to measuro up to
the status of accomplishment therein
taught and imparted, can by going to
a technical school attain knowledge
that will onablo him to pursue a careor
that will bo infinitely moro profitable
and more quickly fruitful of fame,
money, and position than is possible in
the military lino.
The military profession in time of
peace is by no means attractive as
compared with tho callings of civil lifo.
The work is hard, tho requirements for
patience arc exacting, the discipline is
often scvoro and in certain cases un
just. The young man who goes into
military lifo faces all theso difficulties
and disabilities, and besides, is pro
vented from taking his full part as a
citizen and from exercising his liberty
of criticising things that do not suit
him, which are so fully enjoyed by the
civilian. On nil accounts, therefore, it
is not surprising that the military pro
fession is neglected at thin time.
Tho government itself neglects tho
army; it refuses to put it upon a mili
tary basis, and it scorns tho advice of
military experts, holding that any sort
of a political blatherskite is ablo to
deal with tho army and to say what its
needs arc belter than tho best army
.exports aro ablo lo do. At any rate.
tho blathorakito is listoncd tg, and the
military expert is not.
It is quite different in civil life,
where a mnn attains ominouce in his
profession or pursuit; thou ovory ono
is willing lo accord him tho highest
consideration. In tho military profession
it is quito tho reverse. In fact, when
a military man undertakes lo explain
to Congress or lo the public our mili
tary confusion and tho need of getting
tho army on a military basis, ho is
scorned as ono who is undertaking to
ndvanco his own interest and propa
gate his own professional views as
against the civil (in fact political)
viows of those who know nothiug about
tho matter, but by reason of their po
litical support and popular standing
cannot be gainsaid, and whoso views
prevail oven though they aro absolute
ly irrelevant to tho case and ruinous
to tho arm'.
It is, in fact, a very serious question
in tho minds of conscientious military
exports whether it is worth while to
have an army at all at such cost as the
army is to the country and have it so
mismanaged as it has been, so utterly
futile for all military purposes as it
actually is by reason of tho scandalous
method in which it is disjointed, dis
persed and deprived of all actual con
centration and training, tho very things
which would tend to mnko a real army
of our military forco in place of tho
mere fragmentary impotence which wo
actually have. As it is, wo havo mere
scraps of troops in place of the offoct
ivo army that wc ought to have. So,
why should an ambitious 3roung man
consider an army career desirable for
Colonel Eoosovelt continues to insist
that tho only way open for harmony
between his personal Progressivo party
and tho Republican party, is for the
Republicans all to come into his camp
in unconditional surrender, submit to
his yoke, and subscribe lo tho policies
ho stands for, without any equivoca
tion, demur, or mental reservation. It
has always been a puzzle, however, to
establish what it is in the way of pol
icies that Colonel Roosovolt stands for.
The Progressive platform of last year
was so windy, so absolutely vague and
practically meaningless, that nothing
could bo gathered from it; save only
that State judges were to bo rocalled
and their opinions overruled by tho
people at. popular elections. But tho
idea of making this sort of assault
upon tho State courts a National prop
osition is absolutely illogical. There
is no war whereby the Nation could
undertako to discipline tho State
courts, either as proposed or in any
other way. This central idea, of the
Roosevelt platform is, therefore, abso
lutely impossiblo as oven promising any
practical results.
Tho Colonel has an article in the cur
rent number of the Century Magazine,
which is fully and firmly protected by
copyright, and express notice is given
that any re-publication, oither in
whole or in part, is expressly prohib
ited. It is not prohibited, howover, to
comment generally upon it, and it must
bo admitted that his paper is quite as
indefinite, vague, and impossiblo as his
previous utterances in behalf of him
self politically and of tho party which
ho has formed. This article, liko much
of Colonel Roosevelt's former outgiv
ings, is expressly and indeed vindic
tively hostile to tho courts. It notes
that thoro is no way to reverse, disci
pline or set aside court judgments,
thorefore ho wants to provido such
means, and his idea is that it can best
bo dono by popular vote.
Students of American institutions
know that Thomas Jefferson was fierce
ly opposed to the Federal constitution,
and that he urged tho possible tyranny
of the courts, in that no means are
provided in the constitution to curb
their possible usurpations of power or
to break tho force of any obnoxious
decisions or rulings which they might
make, as ono great dofect in tho con
stitution, and as tho reason why it
should not be ratified by Virginia. It
is a dofect in our institutions that has
always boon recognized, but no one has
ever heretofore proposod that the pop
ular Yote ought to ovorrulo or set aside
the decisions of tho courts. Besides,
Roosevelt's idea fails to meet Mr. Jef
ferson's view, in that Jefferson's ob
jection applied to tho Federal courts,
whereas Roosovelt's oxpressly applies
to tho Stato courts. Tho Colonel does
not go to tho impossible oxtromo of
suggesting that decisions of tho Fed
eral courts and especially of tho U. S.
Supromo Court, should bo overridden
by the popular voto of tho Nation. So
his nostrum and his criticism of the
State courts has nothing to do with Na
tional affairs and has no, placo in the
National political arena. Ho seems to
recognize this instinctively, but to
mako up for such recognition by vin
dictive ferocity in his comment.
Just now Colonol Roosovelt is on
gaged politically in a campaign in be
half of Governor Sulzor in Now York,
and against Murphy, who is Tam
many's boss. He exhibits a great ad
mration for John Purroy Mitchcl, the
fusion candidate for Mayor of New
York. Tho fact that Mi'tchol is also
indorsed by President Wilson seems to
encourage Roosevelt and to mako him
understand that in supporting Mitchcl
ho is likely to bo on tho winning side,
and, of all things upon earth, Colonel
Roosovelt likes to bo upon the winning
H is plain to see from Colonol Roose
volt's political movomonts just now,
that ho is much moro inclined to side
with tho Democrats than with tho Re
publicans. Ho was not willing to al
low his party associates to support a
fusion candidalo for Mayor of Now
York if that fusion candidalo should be j
a Republican; but he is quite willing
to support a Democrat as fusion candi
date for Mayor of Greater New York,
and lo urgo bin followers to join in
that support. Ho is willine to givo
Governor Sulzor a clean bill of hoalth,
not bocauso Sulzor is innocont, but be
cause ho hates Murphy moro than ho
hates Sulzor, and charges Murphy with
Sulzor 'b impeachment. So that his po
litical procoduro in this is shown to be
impulsivo rathor thau on principle, and
personal rathor than on tho merits of
the caso involved; and, inasmuch as
Colonel Roosevelt's political activities
havo quito commonly taken precisely
that course, it is a clear case that he is
a dangerous man to follow.
In view of tho splendid triumphs of
aviation, and moro particularly reckon
ing from tho great flight of Roland
G. Garros, who flew across tho Medi
terranean, achieving nearly 600 miles in
a singlo flight, tho possibility of fly
ing across tho Atlantic hns again como
up for discussion. -M. Garros himself
is quoted as saying that in timo tho
Atlantic will be crossed in stages not
much longer than his flight across tho
Mediterranean. Tho programmo sug
gostod by him is to start from tho
northwost coast of Sootland, fly to
Iceland, thonco to Newfoundland,
which, in fact, 'would finish the flight
and from which tho aviator could
easily pass to tho mainland of America,
but would ibo a tedious, long flight.
It is probablo, howovor, that this .flight
would havo to bo ibroken by auothor
stop at the south of Grconland, and
then in placo of flying to Newfound
land, tho aviator would land on tho
Labrndor coast, and on getting thoro
ho would also havo crossed tho Atlantic
and would be in immediate air-flight
communication with tho main chanucls
of transportation in this country. An
aviator might, in fact, 3tart oither from
tho west coast of Norwaj' or from the
northwest coast of Scotland and bo
on practically the sanio advantageous
torms. Tho first flight of courso would
bo to Icoland, thonco the passage to
Greenland would bo even shorter than
tho first flight. From Groonlnnd to
Labrndor would bo the longest lap of
tho flight) but this would not be for
biddingly longer than tho flight that
M. Garros ha3 already achieved in
crossing tho Mediterranean, At lonst,
it is quito conceivable that the addi
tional distance included in this lap
would (bo possiblo to achiovo in tho
greater advancement of tho science of
aeronautics a fow years hence.
Still, a flight like that would not
be of any particular advantage, since
it would be so broken, and since it
would bo possiblo only in certain sea
sons of tho year.
Anothor possibility in crossing tho
Atlantic might bo from tho west coast
of Africa in tho vicinity of Capo Verde,
thenco to tho most westerly of tho
Capo Verdo Islands, then to tho pro
truding coast of South America in tho
vicinity of Cape St. Roquo. Tho trade
winds would help in that flight, and if
achieved it would bo a flight that
would bo possiblo at all seasons of the
In view of tho triumphs of tho Zep
pelin dirigible balloons, and in view
of the magnificent flights mado by M.
Garros and other .FYonohmou in their
monoplanes, wc think it quito reason
able to indulgo in tho hopo that a way
will bo ifound to fly across tho Atlantic
before many yearn.
The troublo in Tonnessec appears to
bo entirely over the question of en
forcing tho prohibitory law. They have
a prohibitory law in that Stato that
has so many holes in it that the peo
ple find no difficulty in getting liquor,
oven in tho dryest localities. Under
that law tho liquor traffic goes on in
a lively manner, the only real effect
boing to mako it difficult for negroes
to got liquor unless the white men help
them got it.
Govomor Ben W. Hooper, of that
State, urged upon tho regular session
of the legislature which mot last win
tor, that the law should bo strength
ened and tho holes filled up. Tho legis
lature wrangled month after month, a
good many of tho members fled the
State and left the legislative body
without a quorum so that no business
could bo dono. Adjournment was final
ly had last month, after a fruitless ses
sion of somothing liko half a year. Tho
regular legislation suffered from tho
wrangling and the absentees. Governor
Hooper promptly called an oxtra ses-
s.on when tho adjournment of A tfl
ular sonsion was finally takeaB W
special session was jUab as unW
j tho regular session had boon. ,
could bo done, and last wook UiB
luturc adjourned again, leavinaB'
thing practically ns boforo. M
The controversy 1ms been U
over the "four-milo" aWf wyB
bids the sale of li
miles of a school house. TholBf I
absurd, since it, could by taoreH il
sion of measurement forbid theU
liquor in cities where thoro is nSB
for "drought." A school ho'V
the border of a city would cirWi
hibition four miles in ovcry
and would make that city dry.S'
tho people wanted it to be tLiyMT
Tho law also prohibits the slmM
liquor into tho Stato or viivX
boundaries, nnd provides that -9
may be suppressed as a nujsancSB V
complaint of any ten taxpayerM
ing in tho country. But thes J
sions aro generally defied. The cl
sent tho enforcement of tho IjBi'nffr
thoro is such general opposition
that the .legislators did not dal v&
strengthen it. ;
Tho adjournment of the legBW
without action has disgusted tm fol
pie of Tonnessec, and the
Commercial Appeal doubtless eilinfil
tho general sentiment of tb.e!Wj
when it says: "Nobody's goB 5
wear crepe for the departed leriB
Obviously, tho ovil that nion uBffM
aftor a lerrislative Bcssion; tho'B7
oft interred in tho record boofl i7
are seldom opened." 9
1 Conference and State Fair Visitors, WELCOMl
MS) to use our Rest Room Our Telephones Our Directories Tho Entire Storo is ono big Reception Committee If you havo an apparol need denend ut
tiffl the BOSTON STORE for QUALITY, STYLE, VALUES Wc cxceL in all Attention is especially directed to Saturday's uuderprice news as adv! P
gp tisod herewith Read every item Tho wholo store is full of bargains such as these.
I rrT THBfciVte Bum For Cash VJeSeW For Cash 2 W
II closing out mm its closing out all
I All Lng Kid Gloves RHl Ctff 11 Silk Ribbons i
$3.50 Values 1 W Values to 25c atl
m Full lC-button length H ffl WPWSgwrFfrangftM 1P egggggg 1 I ii Ribbons! liibbons! Such I t
I Sf,!Pdqte$ 7U N- 5EU. F-Ofsg LESS 3
I cSnf O.T SS T A 1 2224-26 GVSsbbi Street 2lfJ!imini I
F2 61.79 nair. No Gloves PAIR of yards all go in this sale at If L
M fitted or exchanged during this sale. STORE OPEN SATURDAYS 10 A. M. TO 9 P. M. yard. Buy now for Christmas. 4
SI No End to the Style and Bargain Surprises at the Boston Store Today. jdS
i ished at the enom
li 4 with tlle newest and best $20 and a no &n O- li
P yfSl $22.50 models of other stores Sat- $4o 98 81110 p.98 f j
I IrfePp urday at $14.98. Comparison will r " l
I mwJMm vcrify this claim- Therc is hardl' n citing Sale of l
! mwil a fabric that is desirable and new W ra 1 JL J f
I jfMw for FaU but is represented-, U H t T 1 IB HI 6 O flatly
1 th styles-well they'rc imPssibl. Made to Sell at $2.48 and $3.98. .liy
M S descriptin tne styles and values you j
P LTPL musfc see yrself- Never before, even SPECIAL TODAY--- M
P '"e'",n' at tlie B0ST0N STORE, such bargains. The new season most popular shapes . jlfofa
1 S curedto sell special at $2.9S and $3.9S. sRoau
EXTRA TODAY AN UNEQUALED Today out they go at 98c. m We
I WOMEN'S DRESSES" jWh Extra Today J?
t SALE OF Sa frjffi
MISSES COATS S36P lfe GrVdues Uneuafi! fori
I $12.50 Values tffo if f0 Broadhead French Plumes IS inches long and 9 inches wiM
biitf Boston2' Storo1" cash TOlIrl WdHfc U My These plumes come in black and colors and cannot be dupMnaflc
ar"inostUS aPdvanStageoiis Y1 9 1 in size or quality anywhere else under $'9.00. EvJ JJja
juannor. Attractive fall models in striped fab- 3(mW plume' guaranteed finest quality ninle stock. Saturday swH j
gfcfl rics -with, button trimmings. Special Saturday at ViB&i' i
Egg li.9S. Attend tho sale early they'll go in a f&&idz al $98. JBsTein
? twinkling. 'Sr Millinery Dept. 2nd Floors-Take the EleVjlaa
i Boy's School Hose Women's Hose Mpw Cnrrt Bungalow Apron!
H Special 19c Values at- 3 for $1.00 Values BEST 750 VALUES IV
55 Made to stand tho test of A1 They're I!k lisle, with SPECIAL 65c VALUES FuIl ,ength wItn seevca; gov,
mm WEAR: heavy ribbed j"!!- linen heels and toes, as- ff J New Fall stylos: lacer cover entire dress; fli;.M,v
m STEEL KNIT; ideal 1 f t surli, GREAT wear ijP trimmed; have 2 pairs hoseVV pocket nnd aro attractive tjtf V.
Ki Kchool hose; Saturday. JL 4JVV black or tan; Saturday at faiO'U supporters; uneciualed GaceJtJL trimmed: light or dark coi- -mn
m 12c pair. 23o 7alr. value: Saturday nt 33c. JJJJ(HHHBBHilBP j

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