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Sort of Man Who Seeks to Muzde
Governor Fenny packer of Pennsylvania has
brought down upon himself an avalanche of
derision by his efforts to muzzle the press in a
Btate which is particularly in need of a strong
Blare of publicity turned full upon its legislators
bj day and by night.
it was the late Charles Nelan, cartoonist, who
•res largely responsible for the Penny-packer
pi ess muzzling crusade. The cartoon that the
(.. Minor particularly objected to was thus de
scribed by Pennypacker in his "apology" for the
A <:irtoon in a daily journal of May 2 de
llim ■ tin- question with entire precision. An ugly
little dwarf, representing the Governor of the
i liiiKinwealth, stands on a crude stool. The
sit.ol i.s subordinate to and placed alongside of a
lr.:g«- printing press, with wheels as large as
tl.nst of an ox team, and all so arranged as to
give the idea that when the press starts the stool
a:.d its occupant will be thrown to the ground.
• Put into words, the cartoon asserts to the
world that the press is above the law and greater
in strength than the government No self
respt < ting people will permit such an attitude to
be long maintained. In England, a century ago,
the offt nder would have been drawn and quar
tered and his head stuck upon a pole without the
Left to himself. Governor Pennypacker prob
ably would retire to his historical home at
S< hwt nksville, Perm., in a house where Wash
ington once put up, and there revel in one of the
finest libraries of Americana to be found on this
continent. The Governor's hobby is old books,
rare engravings, priceless first editions and
relics of the Dutch colonists of Pennsylvania.
It is probable that no man living knows more
concerning these last mentioned settlers than
Governor Pennypacker. As an authority on
this and kindred topics, as an historian and an
tiquarian, Governor Pennypacker shines with
lustre, and yet so strange a mixture of the in
tellectual and the childlike is this man's com
position that on a recent visit to Reading, after
a climb to a mountain resort, he left in the inn
keeper's book this impressive verse as an item
for his biographer:
Though steep the climb
Tliouk'h the road bo lost
Tlio wine is good
At Kuechlera Koost.
It is certainly odd that the man who wrote
"Oasis of Colonial Pennsylvania,* 1 which stands
practically alone in its field, and who is the au
thor of thirty-seven books and papers that are
almost standard works for the historian, s!i"i:ld
give the world cause to laugh by penning the
verses quoted from the innkeeper's register. If
Pennypacker would laugh, the world would
laugh with him and all would be well, but the
trouble is that he refuses to see anything tc
laugh at in his verse on the wine at Kueehler's
Roost, and resents the laughter so much that
he would have the privilege of laughing taken
away from the press of Pennsylvania.
When asked once to give a reason for his
hatred of the newspapers. Governor Penny
packer is quoted as telling the following story:
"Several years ago I attended a performance
of 'Richard III.' The company was a good one,
and the sympathies of the audience were espe
cially excited by the efforts of the actress who
played the role of Lady Anne. Interest natu
rally was Intensified during the course of the
scene in which the hypocritical Richard, kneel
ing at her feet, tells her of his love. The Lady
Anne hesitates, and Richard places his sword in
her hand and bids her thrust the blade through
his bosom If she doubts that his enormities are
due to his love for her and a desire to remove
the obstacles that separate her from him. The
actress seemed as though about to strike, then
stopped and looked with an expression of
prayerful Interrogation toward the gallery.
" 'Oh, what shall I do? Direct me, heaven!'
she wailed. And from heaven the answer came
promptly and strenuously in a shrill, boy's voice:
"'Stick him, missus— stick him!'
"And," continued the Governor, "I have often
thought that the voice was that of the press of
It is not improbable that this story was} told
by tin- Governor about the time that the press of
Pennsylvania was chortling about an attemet of
Perm;. packer to secure a relic for the small sum
of $1. A letter written by him to a Pennsylvania
farmer offered the latter the sum mentioned in
return for "a round stone with a hole in it that
is on your land." In some way the letter became
newspaper property, and it was divulged that
the "round stone with a hole in it" was a relic
of the only recorded surrender of Washington,
that of Fort Necessity.
The stone did not come into Pennypacker's
posse, .-ion, and the incident did not sweeten his
regard for the press of Pennsylvania,
And yet approach Pennypacker on his hobby,
the collection of old books and plates, and he is
the most genial and cordial individual imag
"Of course," said the tourist, "the wealth of
this country about here is in the soil."
"So fur's I'm consarned it is," replied the
poor farmer. "I ain't dragged none out of it."
— (Philadelphia Press.
Between New York and Chica-go in 23*s hours
Via. New York Central — La,ke Shore Route. . . .
NEW- YORK TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATED SLPPLKM ENT.
GOVERNOR PENNYPACKER OF PENNSYLVANIA IN HIS LIBRARY.
His hobby is the collection of rare books.
PARIS HORSE MEAT.
Contiuued from fourth page.
ing, making up with the big platefuls of car
rots, beans, potatoes, etc., to be had for one
penny. The beef at this establishment, by
whatever name it is served up, is almost in
variably horse beef, but, thickly covered up with
sauce of all sorts, it finds an uncomplaining ac
ceptance from the hungry young people, who
accompany their meal with unlimited chaff and
Montparnasse has another specialty besides its
spurious "biftocks." At the head of its ill writ
ten bills of faro there may be frequently Been
"patS de foie gras. J cents." This ought to be
eaten with more discretion thnn the beet for
it is- compound' d of pigs' livers, and tin- p.r
tions axe large enough to upset the digestion
of an ostrich. The native loves this savory
hors d'cruvrt- and often begins his mea] with it.
Taken in conjunction with the beef and a very
solid rice cake, also very popular in these
spheres, it seems to call for the fillip provided
by the 4-cenl cup of black coffee, with a 2
cent dash of kirsi h or cognac. This is a
typical luncheon in th> busy Latin Quarter, and
much testimony might be obtained as to its
At more ambitious restaurants than Larnier*3
the staple ingredient of the meat soups with
which every Frenchman begins his evening meal
is horseflesh, so that in one dress or another
the six million kilos of horse meat which are
sold annually in the meat market of Paris are
more übiquitous than is generally imagined.
C. L R.
A CARTOON BY CHARLES NELAN (NOW DEAD) WHICH DID MUCH TO
STIR UP PENNYPACKERS WRATH AGAINST THE PRESS.
HUGE STATUE OF BUDDHA
Continued from fifth page.
rits of the Buddhists. For the essence of Buddh
ism consists in the struggle to become like
Buddha, to attain hi 3 perfection by obedience
to his precepts. To do this it is necessary al
ways to have Buddha in mind, an.l it is for this
reason that every city in the Buddhist world is
literally crowded with his images. Buddha him
self is not deified; potentially every Buddhist
may attain his- perfection, but only by the eter
nal imitation of his practice.
But, while statues such as Rangoon's huge
colossus are important in Buddhist worship, of
even more Importance are the relics of Buddha.
It was about the Shoay Dagon that the Bur
mese made their last fierce fight when the Brit
ish came to Rangoon. A Venetian traveller of
three hundred years ago visiting the Shoay
Dagon has left a description of this famous
temple, conceding its claim to rivalry with his
own Venice, that would serve as a contempo
raneous description, and to-day, as in untold
centuries past, the Burmese still bring their
offerings of flowers and fruit, candles and paper
flags to lay before the huge reclining Buddha,
whose hands would afford comfortable standing
room for four of the worshippers, and whose
gigantic face wears the strange, inscrutable ex
pression of calm which Is the outward mark of
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Relics of Voyages to All V a o f &
World in Whaling Daijs,
One can find something from almost '
where in quaint old Nantuoket, the faiaT 7*7 *
the New England coast which was ant* °*
some forty years after the Mayflower laaE**
Plymouth. Almost every country, at lessi -.**
seaboard country that wa3 on the mans aT*
time when Nantucket sailing ship 3 ***
wonder of the world, is represented in tZ^H
urea which are preserved to-day la the >>
and cabinets of the old families. Some ot^?
Importations of the days before the custonu
cer are of great wealth. in Nantucket tier^
priceless, for family pride forbids their *at*?
In those days when a N'untucket i&>
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many ships, and ships must have ~rcmS
Nantucket has perhaps the most interest^ J*
lection of ships' logs In America. Some of tb(»
are treasured by descendants of the early^
tains. Others have been collected hi the HbZ
of the Nantucket Historical Society. Allarsfy
- These logs are mostly In the cramped haadj
of first mates. Many are the thrilling tales <&.'
closed . In briefest, most prosaic outline, i*
loss of a ship's boat with lta complement of »■—
the boarding of a derHW. a S^ht with a whalt
are all recorded, but Kiven no more promlßtssi
or detail than the daily latitude or loodttMs
of the ship.
. The logs of whaling ships are particularly few
teresting. It was th • custom for the mate' to
enter each capture or Ics3 of a whale. la th»
margin the mate drew a crude picture of tSs
whale, leaving a blank in th*? centre la vtiA
to register the number of barrels of oil obtain**
In some of the old logs these entries are madt
with a die. If the whale got away on jy tie
flukes were stamped upon the 105 boot SsH
which were spoken we-e duly entered ia the lo»
and sometimes the margin showed a 4bbMb&
true to life In every nautical detail, at feast
even though the sea and background of l3!aa!j
left much to the imagination.
It is said that a ship never returned to Na»
tucket from a whaling Toyaffe with an empty
hold, and that there are documents to prove it
That does not speak very well for a story whits
Is retold to-day by natives of the island It s
of a vessel returning from a three years* eros»
after whales. The captain was hailed a t tie
bar by the pilot with a cheering What. luck.
"Wall, I haven't got any oil. but ye had a
mighty good sail!"
- It" is a characteristic story, however, for ft
shows the undaunted spirit of the men wfes
made Nnntucket famous. ™
CAUTION AND CARE.
John Morley. in an address at -burg, np|
the American people to use caution and care h
their busy lives— to d.> strenuous things, but to
do them with forethought.
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look at a display of hair tonic in a cfcesisn
window. The chemist, himself a bald maa,
out and tapped the Scot upon the shoulder.
" 'The very thing- for you. my man.* he all
'Let me sell you a bottle of thi3 tonic. I: Is tis
greatest medical discovery of the age.*
" 'It is quid, eh?' said the Caledonian,
"'Good? It's marvellous. I guarantee it to
produce hair on a bald head in twenty-fc«
" 'Aweel.' said the Scot, in hi 3 dry. eaath«s
way. 'Aweel, ye can gi'e the top o* yer head 1
rub wi' it, and I'll look back the morn an:! m
if ye're tellin* the truth.'"
"No," said Meeker, 'I j ha« mt
head for mathematics."
"I suppose not," rejoined I r. "1 Ism
always u.\ c youdidnt
count." — (Chi j.j,o Newa
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