Press and Sun-Bulletin from Binghamton, New York on November 15, 1916 · 6
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Press and Sun-Bulletin from Binghamton, New York · 6

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Wednesday, November 15, 1916
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Till: lilNOlIAMTOX I'RKSS, AVKUXKSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER U IfWi. The Binghamton Press AND LEADER. FublUtaed err Afternoon, Eirrpt Rundar.bT No. BiiauunuiuS !f ttUttUiiilitrim;. JEROME B. HADSEXL. 41 Uwi. Smrt. RALPH E BENNETT. 19 CUw Smet, C FREDCALE. 41 LmSnei, - -ROME R. LAND. 4 1 U Sert. . I! I! UilU 111) II 111) j1 I' M tt El !l u u U I' y y ut s; mTftiiinuimuiJSJ'f BlNOMMtTOM PRC BUIIOINO AMOLUTILY nMOO Fntewd t the BINGHAMTON TREKS ESTABLISHED BT WILLI3 EHARPE KILMER, APRIt. 11th, 1904. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEDNESDAY EVENING, A PLEA FOR COUNT APPONYI, the former Hungarian premier, is probably better known in the United States than any other statesman of the Dual Empire. "When he says that the time is approaching for President Wilson to renew his tender of good offices to the belligerents, the statement is bound to have significance both in America and in Europe. Taken in connection with the coming of the new Austrian Ambassador, this may even be the beginning of an actual attempt to open the way for peace negotiations. So far as the President is concerned, he is of course bound to respect the wishes of the Allies. I lis original offer still stands. He could not be expected to renew it if he were likely to be rebuffed by the Allied Governments. But there is no reason why he should not privately feel out the sentiment of those Governments on the question of peace. , The American people may be sure, at any rate, that Mr. Wilson will leave nothing undone that he can do to further the cause of peace in Europe We do not need Count Apponyi's word for it that states-men of tho Central Powers would welcome peace. It all depends now upon tho Allies. Tho belligerents are in the position of men who have invested heavily in a losing enterprise. Germany may possibly add Rumania to its winnings; though that is still in doubt. Beyond that it can hardly expect to go. The only hope of the Allies is that two or three years more of slaughter will so wear down the German reserves that German lines, both west and cast, will have to be shortened, and Germany will have no captured territory to trade for peace. If the Allies were a single nation fighting Germany, peace would be a simple matter. But if they stop now, they must admit the failure of their enterprise. And the first result of that admission will be to split up their alliance; and when that comes, Germany is once more supreme on the continent. Peace now means ultimate victory for Germany. And the answer to Count Apponyi's appeal must depend, accordingly, upon the question whether the Allies are ready to admit defeat. We in America cannot judge whether they are or not. But even those of us who favor their cause would be glad to have thepi admit it, if by so doing they could bring to an end the terrible slaughter which is ruining all Europe. DIRECT VOTING AND THE An animated discussion has been started over the proposal to abolish the Electoral College and elect the President by direct popular vote. One theoretical objection and one very practical obstacle have been pointed out. ' Different States have different qualifications for voting. Theoretically, under a popular system, the qualifications would have to be the samo everywhere. This would, require another Constitutional amendment as voting qualifications are now left to the individual States. , That would mean that women throughout the Nation would have the right to vote for President. The Sun thinks they might have this right, and still in some States be denied the right to vote for any State, officers. Something like that is still the condition in Illinois. But as a matter of fact, women will pretty surely be voting in all the States long before the Electoral College is abolished. lor the Evening Post has pointed out a very practical obstacle to the change in tho fact that the South would certainly oppose it. .The country lets the South deliver its electoral vote solidly for the Democratic candidate, permitting it to stretch the right of State control of election qualifications to the point of disfranchising the negroes. " , ' But with a direct vote every ballot would be wanted, and the country would no longer tolerate this abuse of the Constitutional rights of the colored citizens of the South. The condition in tho South is really a good theoretical argument for direct voting. The country, then, might end that long standing abuse. But it is a practical obstacle so strong that, taken with others, it may be counted upon to defeat any immediate attempt to abolish the Electoral College. ' 1 A FOREIGNER IN THE WRONG PEW A hyphenated gentleman in the State of Montana, viewing sadly the election returns, has sent back his naturalization papers. He "resigns" from tho United States. He doesn't want citizenship in such a country. - A good deal of fault is found from time to time with our ridiculously lax naturalization laws. Some say it is altogether too easy to acquire citizenship here. But there is a purpose in having a system that smooths the way for citizenship. The United States docs not want to harbor a large alien population. If people come here to live among us we want them to do as our own fathers did, put away foreign allegiance and adopt this as their country. And the gentleman from Montana should reflect that the reverse of this proposition, though seldom emphasized, is equally true. If they don't like our form of government, and don't want to become loyal Americans, we do not want them. And the man who "resigns" from the United States had better consult the steamship tables, and take the first available boat back where he came from. A short stay in almost any country of Europe just now will make even Montana look like an earthly paradise. And, with all respect for a sorely tried monarch, we believe Wilhelm would be happier today if he were fighting a contested elee-tion to the office of roller of Germany than he is in listening to the returns' from his far-flung battle line. : . THE BINGHAMTON PRESS CO. "CtBOBTEO) U Cteuii(o Out it, Btof bunion, N. T Proideat TrcAMtfaf ( Scciduy i SCBSCRIPTION BATES, BT CARRIER OB MAIL, POSTPAID One Wffk rente fine Monlh ...Mcenre Oue irar .jj.... fl TF.i.EPnoiEs cojrsrcTiNO all rKf artmewts BLL'FROX, OM SEW TOKK OF7TCH, 171 M.IUon Anno CHICAGO OFFICE. Ul TrttiutJ BulMtn ST. LOUIS OFFICT"M tbemleI Building mnghmton Poitnfflce u Second-Clui Mill ktattM NOVEMBER .15, 1916. PEACE ELECTORAL COLLEGE v.f ' II7llAT',S the hanltst tlur: yy your w,rk"" I ask.d M a bo.;' I I a man I vwn nus r?ci'niiv' wanf n?i out j in husirifss for himself. Wrtltinx for the postman," In; said (his ordfra come by mail), "or perhaps I should say, tryintr to keep my mlnrl on something els while I'm waiting for the postman.'1 1 wn(ilr if there I anyoni reading thla who hasn't at one time or another suffered from that particu lar form of torture known as "waiting: for the postman." I'erlmiw Yon Wcro Waltlnj; for a line letter. Maybe, as in this ruse, it wan a business letter; maybe It was an overdue letter from some loved one whose health or safety you were anxious about; maybe It was Just some molehill like an expected Invitation exaggerated Into a mountain by the Intensity with which you desired It; or maybe It was that most precious and ardently-awatti (1 freight of all the postman tarries a love letter. But somehow, sometime, somewhere, I know you've waited for the postman. And wasn't It the most temper trying, patience fraying Job you ever had? A Watched I'ot Never Bolls. . You try to go about your work and put him out of your mind, and he-hold you find yourself looking out The Press Gallery Five little street cars, all In a row. Running down Main street as fast as they can go; Fifteen minutes pass before you see another: Can't we change thir system, some way or other? X also puts this conundrum to The Gallery gods; "What fruit do the Binghamton street cars resemble?" "Bananas," says he. "They come in bunches." When a du Pont is defeated in Delaware he must feel as though somebody had been" picking his pocket borough. Tlie country deems to be reslgnod, Imt Unit's no reason why Hanlels shouldn't. Yes, Charles, you are right; we did issue a forecast more or less resembling a bunch of whiskers. But you gotto remember we don't claim to circulate as much in California as we do 'round here. Germany is talking of a law compelling everybody to work. A law like that would be one grand little innovation in some of our American colleges. ' , ( Montana's Congresswoman, being unmarried, may be paired in the House without Inviting criticism at home. . ..... ' ' Rven In Wall Street Tney Sometimes Stack tho Cards. Bev. Dr. Charles A. KatoTi, Just to prove how honest Wall Street is, cites the fact that a broker will hold up one finger to represent 11,000,000, and will live up to It. "If he loses he pays his money and never squeals." We guess he'd be thrown out of the Exchange, if he didn't live lip to it. But, be that ns it may . . i '' The Reverend Doctor of course never saw a man lay down four aces, and collect on them; but, If he did, he might say that looked perfectly hon est, too. But In a case of that sort hold of those aces. Uncle Sam is now between marine. Down in Jamaica u girl kept her eduld learn to keep house. Most generally the girl keeps her housekeeping ability a dead secret from her husband for 18 months after the marriage has been announced. THE BITTER TRUTH , There's sumething Radically wrong with the Rooster who can't crow on his Own perch. Clothes don't Make the woman when the Woman makes her Own clothes-One man Is Soured for life by a Disappointment that only puts a Backbone in another one. Never listen to the Advice of the man who Always agrees with you. Children who are Invited to Show off usually Overdo the Job. Editorial Opinions of He Has Finished the Job. New York Sun. , Major General George W. Goothala will pass to the retired list on Wednesday of this week on his own application. This may be accepted a. evidence of his positive belief that the earth movements which obstructed tho Panama Canal have been finally overcome. General Goethals declared that he would stay on the Job until the canal was safe, and if he were not convinced that satisfactory methods have been adopted to protect the prism he would not quit. The Perils of Peace. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Seven per rent, of Norway's shipping has been destroyed by German mibmnrines, as against 4 per cent, of the shipping of Great Britain. Such statistics ought to convince the Norwegians that the perils of peace have been greatly underestimated. TODAY'S BEST STORY the ui.iTEx.vNrs mrr. When Lieutenant Hetrst was promoted he reported for duty to the commanding officer of a Western post. His superior officer treated him coolly. "Young man," he said, "I have a letter from your former colonel down In Texas, and he tells me that, although efficient, you have a weakness for betting. I'm opposed to betting. I won't stand for it In this regiment, sir, do you understand? You could not hre me to make a bet. What do you bet about anyway"" "Colonel. I'll bet vou anything." said the youngster. "I'll bet you ffH now that you have a scar on your left shoulder." POINT OF of t he window. There is no postman in siRht. You strain your eyes hopefully, as if that would produce him out of the blackness. . You go back to your work. Vou hear a step coming up the street; you fly to the window again. It's just Hm atuplit civilian. You feel an uncomfortable dislike for this unoffending person. If the ease Is very acute your primitive! ancestry stirs in you and suggests that It would be a relief to hurl something at him. Ho Mops to Look Over Mis Mall. finally the postman actually comes Into sight. He weaves his way toward you from house to house, with the most maddening deliberation. He stops to look over his mall; he stops to pass the time of day with the grocer's tnan; he waits interminably at front doors. At last he actually reaches the house next door. And then what does he do hut stop and talk live minutes by the clock on the mantel (fifty by the one In your brain) with the lady next door. You always liked the lady next door, but you can't understand now how you ever did. Eventually he actually comes up your own front path. You spring to the door. He fumbles in his bag and gives you Kxcuse me, but there Is the postman's ring at last. I must answer it. Will you wish me good luck? -X. a whole lot depends upon how he got the blacklist and the deep sea sub marriage a secret for 18 months so she Our Contemporaries Custodian of the Mars Canals New York World. Dr. Perclval Lowell, who died at his post !n charge of the Flagstaff Observ. a tory, was world-famous for his astronomical researches. He was eminent in a branch of science In which Americans have long distinguished themselves, and his death Is a distinct loss. With Lowell gone, who will be official custodian of the Mars canals? But Did that Really Heljj Hughes? Syracuse Post-Standard. It is too early to talk about the Republican nomination for Treeldent in 1920. There will be a great deal happening between Yiow and then. But it i not too early now to record what every man whose eyes ire not closed bv prejudice knows. Roosevelt played straight. He fought for Hughoe as he would have fought for himself. "What, sir" said thevcolonel. "I'll take that bet." Off ctme the blouse, then the shirt, then the undershirt, and the lieutenant lost the bet. Then the commander admonished the lieutenant, and afterward wrote the following letter to the colonel in Texas: "Just as you said. This youngster was not in my office two minutes before he bet me $25 I had a scar on my left shoulder. Of course, he lNst, but I hope. he will be benefited by the experience." And then came the answer, which said: "The youngster was right. Before he left this p(t he bet me 100 that he would have your slyrt off five minutes after he met you." New York Times. "SAFETY FIRST" : . WILL TAKE TIME Writer Says Public Is Slow to Learn; Must Be Educated To the Kditor The Binghamton Press: I "Safety fir"'.'' Is a thought which is beginning to arrive in the public mind, j It has not yet arrived "In force." 1 1 : will be a long time before It takes possession of public thought very seriously or in any comprehensive way. It must first evict laziness, stupidity, j indifference, greed, and the great ' American propensity to take chances j when we ought to take precautions, j Every step towards "safety first" will be contested anil gained only at fear- j ful cost, ns it always has been gained, j It cost the lives of thirty-three fac-j tory employes to secure u little better I protection from tire in Binghamton All sorts of dangerous fire conditions, still exist in TUnghittnton and the Wall ' street horror could he duplicated any day. "Safety first" would have saved the more or less serious Injury of seventy-five people at a church corner stone laying, recently, by using a few morn timbers and a few more "spikes." Because It would have heen unnleasint j to confess that safety was not lirst. tin matter was kalsomined with a "nobody to blame." "Safety first" has never entered the head of the average "autoist," either for himself or anybody else. Speed is the one thought which swells his head and makes him Indifferent to the snfe- jty of others who use the street. No rton y can now prenict now many more lives it will cost before the "autoist" is made to respect the rights of others on the streets. Much has been done to improve safety conditions for men whose employment has elements of danger. Strange to say, the workingman often assumes risks when duty does not call him to do so, and pulls down calamity on his own head. It is noteworthy how- little consideration of the public safety on railroads had to do with the making of the so-called Adamsoil eight-hour law. Apparently it was a mere "strike" for more wages. The public safety would prevent any railway engineer from being compelled or allowed to work more than eight consecutive hours in a day, or more than six davs in a week. CHARLES W. LOOMIS. Woman Says We Need More Parks in Heart of City To the Editor The Binghamtou Press: Twice last week I have walked out to O'Neil Park and seated myself there to enjoy a breath of fresh air. It is a wonderful privilege. I have no automobile; and my children, when not in school, keep me very busy. Ross Park is a long trolley ride; and Ely Park is a hard climb, too hard for me, after a day's work in the kitchen. And what I Vanted to say js this. I eat there enjoying the peace and quiet in this pretty grove and I wondered why the great city of Binghamton could not own such" a place as this. Surelj? it will be invaluable in the years to come when houses have been built up all around it and the vacant places everywhere are filled. I am told the value of this land is too high for the city to afford it; but why has'the city waited, then? This land must have been cheap once. Is there not some land that can be purchased now, before It gets too costly, and so afford the people such breathing places? 0 A WEST SIDE WOMAN'. AVERSE FOR TODAY' "THE AMKIW'AN LEGION IX AMD. Sw ift to our need of you S!nln,liH tho .'roeil rtt vnit1 Chivalrous sons of "Old Glory" who dare ' Stand by our love of Right 1 I.-,.. Stretch to us hands that our burden Yet not our need of you Greater the creed of you Noble hearts thrill to humanity's cry; Sons of the peaceful "Stars." Shining on pathways where heroes may u it:. So to the care of you, Courage and dare of you, Trust w e our emblem of Canada's pride; Honor us wearing It, Honor yon sharing it Bright in their life-blood her'sons have It dyed. HAVE COLOR IH YOUR CHEEKS Be Better Looking Take Olive Tablets If your skin is yellow complexion pallid tongue coated appetite poor you have a bad taste in your mouth a lazy, no-good feeling you should take Olive Tablets. Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets a substitute for calomel were prepared by Dr. Edwards after 17 years of study with his patients. Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets are a purely vegetable compound mixed with olive oil. Vou will know them by their olive color. To have a clear, pink skin, bright eyes, no pimples,- a feeling of buoyancy like childhood days you must get at the cause. Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets act on the liver and bowels like calomel yet have no dangerous after effects. They start the bile and overcome constipation. That's why millions of boxes are sold annually at l()c and 25c per box. All druggists. Tak one or two nightly and note the pleasing results. Advertisement f , Secret of S I A Beautiful fr v Complexion r t" ROSEATED CREAM "g , (Tokilon Brand) JL1 ' ecu in three nithti Never IH W,j fail The iecret of the beeu- Jj "ft tiful completion of hunJrede ot j0 Hjv fatnoiitt aclrcsse. S'ld hy M McKallor s, Webster's. B.irk- 8 man's and all leading dealers. tf THE OLD dissolutely Puro MADE FROM CREAM OF TARTAR SMILE COAXERS Open to Doubt. "It is unnecessary to go over all that ground. The principle is as old as the hills and has always been accepted by everybody." "Exactly. And that is just what makes me suspicious of it." Life. Close (Ja mo. A he Did you get the opera score? Pandora Yeah; they were tied in the last minute of the play. Chaparral. A Conscientious Objwtor. Caller Is Mrs. Blank in? New Irish llaid No, ma'am, she's not at home, and may God forgive the awful lie I'm teltin' ye. (Slams the door.) Boston Transcript. Hardened. "Does my practicing make you nervous?" asked the man who is 'earning to play the cornet. "It did when I first heard the people round about discussing it," replied the sympathetic neighbor. "But now I'm getting so I don't care what happens to you." Christian Register. SHAKY NERVES TJnlefJS you are well ad rancedln years your hand should be steady. If your hand, your thumb or foot trembles when you try to hold it still, if the lines are shaky when you write, if you have tremors of your lips or chin, your nerves need strengthening. These eigns often precede a serious nervous breakdown. In meeting this condition it is necessary to exercise cara in the diet and take a nervine tonic. Dr. Williams' Fink Tills contain in-.predients that build up the nerves at the same time that they tone up the cystem in general and their value in preventing nervous disorders from developing cannot, be disputed. They are especially recommended for nervous, run-down people because they are a non-alcoholic tonic. If you have any nervous troubles write today to the Dr. Williams Medicine Co. Schenectady, K. Y., for their little book on nervous disorders. It gives methods of home treatment and cl'irections regarding hygiene that every one should have. A diet book will also be sent free on reouest. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Teople are sold by your envn druggist or will be sent direct by mail, postpaid, on receipt of price, 60 cents per box, six boxes for f 2.50, Advertisement, NUXATED IRON Increases strength of .delicate, nervous, rundown people 200 per cent, in ten days In many Instances. 100 forfeit If tt fails as per full explanation In large article soon to appear In this paper. Ask vour doctor or druur. gist about it Barkmau's. L. F. Hamlin, Walter D. Webster always carry it in stock. Advertisement. ff Just r?i . 11 I nyer To Make Room for Christmas Stock We will place on sale Saturday morn-intr a miscellaneous eollection of silk and cretonne lamp shades at unusually interesting prices, from 40 to TiO eent3 on the dollar. We will also for that day only have a special price on mahogany and enameled lamp liases. See Window Display IP Mm ..... r McManamy & Rodman 39 and 41 Chenango Street RELIABLE IRA S. SWEET PRACTICAL BOMS SETTER Oneonta, Windsor Hotel, Saturday Dec. 2; Hlnghamton, Lewis House. Monday, Dec. 4; Eagle Hotel, Norwich, Tuesday. Dec. 5. Household Goods Moved, Stored end Crated. Pianos packed and piano boxea for sale at MIKE HOWARD'S STOREHOUSE ITS STATE STHGET. ( SCHOOLS T) Lowell Opens Sept. 18. Business Shorthand Civil Service j A. B. ROVER Electrical Engineer 2 and Contractor : 146 STATE STREET BISGHAMTOr. If. T. Qai HOMEMADE FRUIT ORDER NOW For Thanksgiving Geo. E. Hall Co. 33 COURT STREET I'hone 420. . i (II til J Jj i

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