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fiVENIKG TDGBE PHILADELPHIA, ltfOTDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 19;U,
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PUBLIC LEDGER COMPANY
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rillLADELriHA. MONDAY, SEPTEMDEIl 14, WU
"Virtue, Liberty ami Independence"
THE Evening Ledger stands for Brum
baugh and Palmer.
Tho translation of Republican principles
Into tho established economic policy of the
Government Is essential to the well-being of
the United States. The cntnstropho In Eu
rope has accentuated, not caused, the failure
of tho revenue. A wise protective system,
devised to equalize tho cost of production hero
and abroad, and to assure to American labor
a jllvlng wage, satisfies fiscal requisites and
Ptkblllzes prosperity. During the period of
HJopublican control, beginning with Lincoln
nhd terminating with Taft, the wealth of the
nhtion Increased from $16,000,000,000 to $130,
flOO.000,000. The two Intervening Democratic
Administrations were periods of hesitancy
Men, therefore, who are guided by prac
tice Instead of theory can reach but one con
clusion. Republicanism must be revived, re
' habilitated, vitalized, and its principles once
more made dominant In national affairs.
Against the accomplishments of so essen-
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it ,3i -.' tlal a purpose, under a friendly masquerade,
l.fX.0-1 vard nli appears the dissolute conspiracy known as
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(lie uiruau ul xeuniuiuu nuimuiiuamsiii.
A k ,v,n
I'enroselsm. It has its fingers fastened In
It has ambushed the party, seized it, sub
verted It to Its own ungenerous designs.
"Wanton In Its disregard of fundamental moral
Itrlnclples and livid with the stain of its past
betrayals, it comes before the people of this
Commonwealth with a profession of goodly
purpose on Its lips, and impudently asks
them by their votes to sanction and
ainuiesce in the lie that this mongrel '"sra"
13 Llncolnism. It pleads that a great State
cannot save itself from economic disaster
unless it Is willing to traffic with the men
who have betrayed it, unless it is ready to
applaud their manifold delinquencies and en
trust them with the accomplishment of a
holy program. Good never came and never
can come through such instrumentalities. A
political alliance that is notoriously dishonest
ft. in some things may be depended on to be
dishonest in all things.
Whatever the standing of Penronelsm in
JVnp.sylvania, In every other State of the
Vnion it is hated and detested. Nowhere
cine is there any attempt to defend it. Ohio
answered Forakerlsm with an emphatic re
pudiation. In New York, .Mr. Barnes has
yielded to the overwhelming antagonism of
the rank and file in his own party and has
surrendered his leadership. Tammany, too,
that feebly criminal emulator of the Phila
delphia Organization, disciplined in Its own
ljulllwick, has lpen shorn of its falsi colors
mid the black Hag nailed to Its tepee by an
indignant public. The spirit of the tlmea is
against the revival or perpetuation of me
dievalism; it Is against the combinations,
the conspiracies, the trades, the loot, which,
by common consent. In the vernacular of
the help tendered by so Infamous a con
federacy. It 1b madness to yoke a great economic
program to any man's ambition, and It Is
suicidal to burden such a program with the
onus of a shameless political crew. It Is a
fact that protection hns becomo n byword
through Just such tactics. Men believe, and
they have a right to believe, that leaders
who bartered and traded and trafficked In
otes bartered and traded and trafficked Mn
tariff schedules nlso. Tho country will never
again trust men who, It Is convinced, be
trayed nn essential economic policy by mak
ing It the medium of their immoral transac
tions. Once before the mistake was made of
Identifying an economic principle with a
political career and so comple'e was the ruin
that to this day n central United States
Bank cannot be established.
We stand for Doctor Brumbaugh. Ho Is
a colossus among tho pigmies who Imagine
they can use him. Ho Is not their nominee.
Public opinion forced him on the ticket. Ho
Is the greatest menace the venal machine
has ever encountered. He will sweep nslde
corruption, drive out the grafters, purify the
political atmosphere, give , a new tone to
affairs, and, better still, he wilt substitute
for make-believe Republicanism real Repub
lican!, m. His candidacy is an inspiration to
nil good citizens. They can prove their party
fealty through sending him to Harrlsburg
by an overwhelming majority, and. nt the
same time, stamping with their condemna
tion Penroselsm and all that it portends.
I There Is nothing that could so hearten Re
publicans the nation over and Invigorate the I
party as the emphatic Indorsement of Brum
baugh and the equally emphatic rejection of
Penrose. By this means only can the nation
ho convinced that Republicanism Is one
thing and Penroselsm another.
Wo stand for Mr. Palmer not because of,
but In spite of, his economic principles. We
stand for him because he towers above his
chief opponent in the morality of his per
spective. We stand for him because he Is
the one instrument through which Penn
sylvania may bet Itself right before the na
j tion, because the one hope of national Re-
publicanism lies In the election of this Demo
j crat. Wo are for him because his success
would deprive the Republican party of only
I one vote in the Senate, and the defeat of Mr.
! Penrose would probably give it tan.
It Is a memorable campaign which tho
State enters, a campaign vital to its indus
trial interests. It behooves an independent
Republican newspaper solemnly to warn the
great body of citizens of the crisis which
they face. It Is the duty of an honest news
paper to expose the pretension that an or
I ganizatlon notably devoid of principle is
lighting for a principle. An unfortunate
conjunction of circumstances has made it
' necessary to apply an heroic remedy, to de
, feat the ostensible protagonist of the State's
I economic ideals in order to assure the suc
cess of those Ideals in the nation and In the
, interest of ordinary morality. It is neces
i sary for the Republican voters to treat I'en
roselsm as a Republican President, Mr. Taft.
treated the Cox machine, which had wa.ed
fat on the misdeeds It had perpetrated in
Cincinnati. Tho time has come for Penn
sylvania to act on Senator Roofs charac
terization of the Philadelphia Organization
as a criminal conspiracy. Common sense,
public necessity, fundamental morality make
such a course requisite. The duty of every
honorable citizen Is plain. Pennsylvania will
vindicate her prestige and her honor by a
steadfast allegiance to the dictates of conscience.
PASSED BY THE CENSOR
1IFE3 In some nowspapor offlcea that Is,
lofTlclal life Is about as certain aa tho
weather a week hence, and no one knows
this hotter than the theatrical manager. Not
so long ago tho dramatic editor of a Phlla
dclphia paper called-mpon a manager and
was nmazed to find him giving a pnss for
two neats to the paper's ofllco boy.
"Great Caesar, you don't give tickets to
thnt boy, do you?" asked tho dramatic
editor, after tho boy had departed.
"You hot t do," responded the manager, "I
don't know how soon he'll be your boss and
I'm not taking chances."
LUTHER BURBAXIv has a rival In con
Jitructlvc eugenics, If It may bo so called.
His nnma is George White and ho lives In
Eaton, O., which will now become famous
as the home of the scratchless chicken, for
that Is the typo being evolved by White
through a process of elimination and eugenics
ns npptlcd to poultry. White bred and cross
bred chickens until ho produced a big white
fowl, with legs fit only for the tiniest of
bantams. He asserts that his now breed
cannot dig up a neighbor's garden and Is not
so apt to stray from Its own fireside, because
"Its legs onlji reach the ground." In addition,
the new breed, being more sedate, is of a
lessor temperamental mentality and prac
tically devoid of all neurasthenic symptoms.
Ho snys nothing of Its capacity for laying
REFLECTED In the light of his great
uncle, Helmuth von Moltke, Chief of
Staff of tho German armies, has stood tho
acid test of publicity very well. Though
little is known about this six-foot-four giant,
his father-In-law, the Danish Count von
Moltke. Is icsponslblo for the story of his
daughter's wedding to the present military
leader. Helmuth fell In 'ovo with his distant
cousin and namesake, Eliza von Moltke, but
her father declared that he would withhold
his consent until the great on Moltke, tho
uncle, had given his consent. A few days
later came a telegram to Copenhagen an
nouncing the coming of Germany's silent
man. The Danish Count waited at th rail
road station to welcome the victor of Sedan.
A man dtessed in a snulf-colored, worn suit
emerged from a second-class carriage, carry
ing a dingy little bng. It was the General.
Inquiry elicited the fact that his worldly be
longings weic in the bag and that he did
not possess n valet. The consent was given
and Helmuth and Eliza von Moltke have
lived an Ideal family life ever since. Inci
dentally, it may be mentioned that Helmuth
von Moltke won the Iron Cross for personal
bravery during the war of 1S70.
VV says th
there's a will, there's a way,
he old adage, and there appears
a way to fulfil the alleged last will of Peter
I the Great. This will, the object of 100 years
I of controversy, Is said to rest in the archives
I of Petrograd. but so far as is known, no
j modern eye has ever been laid on the orig
inal copy of this mystic document. Accord
ing to Frederic Gaillnrdet, a friend of the
i elder Dumas, the will contained 15 clauses.
Peter asserted that In order to become great
Rti;-sla must always be at war with Europe;
intermarriages with Germany are to be fos
1 tcred; Poland l. to be divided; Sweden and
Denmark incited to discord; encroachment
I is to be made along the Black and Baltic
I Seas; Austria Is to be used as an ally against
Turkey and then defrauded of Its gain and
I plunged into defensive wars against other
, Ruropean States, and Russia made dominant
by a policy of playing one State against
The authenticity of the will Is very much
in doubt, but It gains interest, nevertheless,
in view of Russia's pre&ent stand in Euro:
PEAKING of the elder Dumas recalls a
For the Service of Philadelphia
i iTUIE sympathies of the Evening Ledger
, -1- will be instant in favor of programs which
promise to make this ity a better city in
, which to llo. It will not accomplish its
! purpose unless it sense thr. snriai ... i.....
"vvriSPil"ie street, are embraced In the word Pen- I ,nnHn . ,,, ,. J "
jA alLJalonr i longings of the thoutands of howcowners
ST Aftn.l . riinplRm. . .
CTthoi ' ntul noneninkcrs who have made PhlladcL
til I?.?.. This baneful fraternity of plunder Is an u. ,,., .. nnauci-
. ivr- mr Ol'irnmu rnnirnunlls thai it . i.
will buttle with tl.em for better facilities of
e;ery sort to which they are reasonably en
titled and of which they are unreasonably
deprived. It Is the duty of a great news.
j paper to mirror the aspirations of the com
munity it serves, to visualize conditions of
life as they are and picture them as they
can be and will be. It must be the spokeg.
man of the man in tho street, the woman In
the houEe, the girl who meets the onrush
of necessity by her own toil. With whole,
hearted enthusiasm and with no interests
to serve save the interests of the community,
the 8tate and the nation, the Evening Lodger
dedicates itself to this policy of service and
takes its place among the Institutions of
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old man of the sea on the back of the Repub
lican party. In every hamlet it is the freo
trader's slogan. It is tho chief Democratic
asset, for men prefer illogicalness, oven
honest incompetency, to overt prostitution
of their Government for sinister purposes.
The election of Mr. Penrose, who does not
and cannot disavow his leadership of the
hungry and thirsty elements which compose
his machine, would hamstring Republican
efforts in every doubtful county in the Union,
The first task of every Republican candidate
would be to repudiate him. None would have
a.rhance for success unless he first pledged
Abstinence from participation in any program
which Mr. Penrose led.
Which Is better, a Republican majority in
Pie Senate without Mr. I'onrnse, or a He.
j bllcan minority with him? Manufacturers
may as well make up their minds that It Is
one or the other. Mr. Penrose has no more
chance of ever being chairman of the Sen
ate Committee on Finance than he has of
being President of the United States.
Consider the motley elements now llnetj up
behind him. His bipartisan machine has
wrought a coalition of the liquor Interests,
which with Incredible stupidity are actually
endeavoring to buy the State Senate in order
to prevent conscientious consideration of the
drink problem. In Philadelphia anil I'ttts
Ujrgh. where the great bulk of Mr. Penrose's
ilrength was shown In the primary, depeiuj.
v me waa largely placed on illiterate or Irre
ttonslble citizens, men willing to barter their
Idiots for Organization crumbs. The re
t (,etable constituency that embraces him Is
.wnposed of manufacturers and their allied
Interests. To them the enactment of a. en-
i?ET., pWil4ilarl" measure .a essential. They have
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Mr- Pinehot may be without a party, but
what does he care? He has the nomination.
Mr. Bryan is not for peace at any price.
In fact, tho price depends entirely Mn tht
size of the audience
which was not authentic, but here Is the
In the middle 40's Dumas had engaged a
lurge corps of translators, among them being
the father of the writer, then an impecunious
newspaper man. To him fell the task of
translating "Das Boa Konstriktor," a German
novel of stupendous length, written by Spln
dler and published In Ilnmbtirg in 1797.
Dumas took the translation, transposed the
hcen from Germany to France nnd redirls
tenod tho bonk "The Count of Monte Cristo."
Dumas' "Kntherlne Blum" Is also a trans
lotion, almost verbatim, from "The Fores
ters," a German play.
SUPERSTITION plays a large part In the
hes of the Hohenzullenis. The nppcar-
nnco of tho mysterious White Lady in the
pnlaco In Potsdam--or Is It Berlin? is said
j to presage n death In the family. And now
I comes word that the Kaiser is wearing his
lucky ring. Whence en mo the token no one
j knows. Frederick the Great, on ascending
; the throne, found nmong his father's posses
i slons a small box containing a ring set with
I a strange black stone and a note by Frud-
; erlck I. stating that the ring had been given
to him by his father on his deathbed, with
the Injunction that so long as it remained
In the family tho fortunes of the Hohenzol
lerns would endure. The ring was stolen
from Frederick William II by his mistress,
Countess Mchtennu, and with its disappear
ance enmo the disasters of the Napoleonic
wars. It was restored in 1813. the year of
the Prussian liberation, and Schneider, tho
biographer of William I, declares that ho
saw it on the hand of that monarch during
the war of S70.
Is William II wearing It?
Bl'FFALO uiLL, who is still active In the
bhow business, once took Sitting Hull to
the colonel commanding tho nearest frontier
post of those days probably un Inland
metropolis by this time. The Colonel, seeking
to Impress the doughty Indian with the ad.
vantages of civilization, Invited him to a for
mal dinner. A florid, round-faced hijtler.
hired for the occasion, handed a snotless
poisons Are known only to the Indians, who
havo kept their secret for hundreds of years.
Tho municipality, compels mourners to deco
rate the Paris crematory with flowers and
charges from 96 cents to $10.03, according to
tho class of services desired. Before crema
tlon can tnko plnce, half a dozen certificates,
signed and countersigned and vised, nro ro
quired under the red tape which prevails In
tho French capital.
Whllo Is the badgo of mourning of tho Chi
nese. The Andaman Islander, who still eschews
clothes, paints his entire body white, The
Egyptians used yellow as their visible sign of
grief. In Europe, white was used by the Cna
tlllans as late as 1493 In connection with the
obsequies of Prince .lohn.
"Wo extend to you our heartiest congratula
tions for the success of the Evening Ledger,"
New York Commercial.
"We wlBh tho new Evening Ledger suc
cess." Chester, Pn., Times.
"We wish you every success In your new
undertaking." Allcntown, Pa., Chronicle and
"Best wishes." Congressman .T. Hampton
"You can rest assured that It will bo a real
pleasure to do anything I can to help rou turn
out a great and useful newspaper." Morris L.
Cooke, Director of Public Works.
"Wish you all success." Ernest L. Tustln,
Recorder of Deeds,
"I hasten to extend my congratulations and
sincere best wishes." W. Frecland Kcndrlck,
Receiver of Taxes,
"You may rest nssuicd that It will glvo mc
great Pleasure to co-operate with you In any
way t can In order that wo may have nn eve
ning paper which will correspond In a measure
to the morning edition of tho Punuc LRDOBn."
Dr. Richard H. Harte, Director Department
of Health and Charities.
"Having been a reader of tho morning LnDonn
for many years, I naturally welcome Its appear
nnce In tho evening field." Clayton W. Pike,
Chief of Electrical Bureau.
"Best wishes for your success." Frank J.
Gorman, County Commissioner.
"You have my best wishes for the success of
your venture." James l.oblnson, Superintendent
Bureau of Police.
"Best wishes for the success of the Evening
LBDOEn." Savannah, Gn., Morning News.
"We shall look for the Initial Issue of the
Evening Ledqek with keen Interest." Gettys
burg, Pa., Star and Sentinel.
"We welcome this new arrival In the news,
paper field." Charleston, S. C, Evening Post.
"We will watch with Interest for the first
and subsequent issues of the Evening LEDOEn.
If you come up to the standard of the Ptmi.ic
Ledger you will be setting a new standard."
Allentown, Pa., Call.
"Wo wish the new paper a healthy ntul pros
perous bit th." Detroit Free Press.
"Best wishes for your success." Albany,
N. Y., Journal.
"I have been a reader of the dally Ledger
ever since T have been able to rend, nnd T
shall be glad, Indeed, to rend the Evening
Ledger. T wish you all the success
Imaginable." William McCoach. City Treasurer.
"Here Is good luck to the Evening Ledger.
The Public Leduer is now the best
newspaper published, not only In Philadelphia
but in n gieat many other cities in the coun
try as well; nnd we not only get It on our
exchange list, but have It sent home and pay
for It with sincere appreciation of Its worth.
Here are tho best wishes for the success of
tho grandfather of them nil, the Prnt.ic
Lcdorp, nnd for the lusty Infant who will see
the light of dny for the first time tomorrow.
Go get cm!" Reading, (Pa.) Telegram and
The heavy artillery Is also doing something
to bring about the end of the war- Napoleon
had an idea that It generally would in any ' white napkin to the Indian warrior. The law
wr- ' ter looked the serviette over, grunted once or
Th nmv .Ma, .h0 .,. .. I twlce an, thm-spread It on his chair and
., ... ,,, ,.SIOifllm Ent on It nninpnnn
about rapid transit Is that they are not get.
ting it. it win not take them long to nnd
cutting everything out of It except the
"pork" may be good politics, but It la not
good business There is trade In the Chesa.
peake and Delaware Canal, but few votes.
Wllliuin Murdock, an English mlllwrlcht.
L'uttinir down tho river nn.l Imrhnr Km , ! P'ent to a factory In search of work one morn
J H ! Inf In IftCft Tho rmrrln ,.!.. I, J . a
. ... .- ...- ... ..,.., .w, , w.n, nan lurnru
inded by necessity a a.ccnUaa of I eaX.e.ty,''
Franklin could generally state a common
sense conclusion without wasting words.
This sentence of his was much used in the
Revolutionary period: "They that can give
up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor
him away, noticed that he was wearing an
oval hat. whereas the style had been round
until then. Under questioning, Murdock said
that he had turned the hat on a lathe, having
geared the machine to suit himself The pen
niless man was Immediately amployed, for he
had, without realizing It, invented the modern
leadgear. Contrary to the usual courue of
events, he made his fortune out of his
Talavatchl, tho drug used by Mexican Indians
to destroy the reason, but not tha physical wel
fare of their victims. Is a hetltaEo of the
Aitcs. Tb? iniredUnti it this most evtoU et J
A New Evening Contemporary
"Wer" extras during the past few weeks
havo served to accustom tho community to
the afternoon appearance of tho 1'unt.ic
Ledgkr, which, according to announcement. Is
to be published In regulnr evening edition,
beginning next Monday afternoon, mid havo
made tho first step In tho dual role of morning
and afternoon newspaper more simple. The
evening newspaper In the United States hns
had a distinct advantage In tho receipt nnd
handling of the news service In tho European
war, although hardly more than thnt which it
possesses In ordinary time.", in Its opportunity
to get tho afternoon and fvening attention of
tho reader, as compaied with the busy morn
ing bouis. Hut the evening edition. of tho
Tunt.tr i.EDiicn will require no Introduction In
Philadelphia, for the paper long ago estab
lished Its entree and welcome nt nny time of
day. Evening Bulletin.
The Workin' Simp of Old John Paul
lly HOLMAN F. DAY
Down by the church lived old John Paul.
Ho tanked with his hammer and he Jabbed with
He rapped and lie tapped on hlR worn lapMonc.
And ever he trolled, with a lusty tone:
"Oh. high, diddy-dl, for Pat' fW ry Snl!
Plump was she. an' a right smart gal.
Swing to the centre an' caper down the hall.
High, diddy-dl." sang old John Paul.
In the nearby church preached Pastor Jone.
A grim old saint of skin and bones.
At the week-night meetings his flock would hear
Old John Paul's song ring loud and clear.
"Oh. high, diddy-dl, come rosum your bow,
"An', Sal' sb'ry Sal, now shHke your toe.
A ladles' chain an' balance all,
High, dlddy.dl." trolled old John Paul.
The pastor stepped to tho cobbler's shop;
Said ho, "These ribald songs must stopl
They laugh and they nudge on Satan's How
To hear you hollow and tiluster so,
"With 'High, dlddy.dl.' and your vulgar strain
Anent Borne female, coarse and vain.
Sing some good hymn, if you sing at nil."
"J don't know a hymn." said old John Paul.
The pastor forthwith taught him one,
In ad'tglo measure did It run;
The beat moved slow as a good hymn should
And John Paul sang It as best ho cpuld.
But 't was "turn," nnd "turn," and the pegs
For ho timed his work by his songs, you know,
T was slow for the hammer, and slow for
And customers railed at old John PauL
To the pastor John Paul spoke, next day,
"I'll grant that souls are saved your way;
But mendln' soles is another thing.
And I can't git a hubtte unless I sing
Oh, high, dlddy-dl, there, tlptoo spry!
An' Sal' sb' ry Kul goes prancln' by.'
Work when you work with snap nn" sprawl,
High, dlddy-dl,' " said old John Paul.
Then here's to the man who. all day long,
Works with a will to a right smart song!
For a hymn sometimes may be better sung
By willing hands than a laggard tongue.
God has set us our tasks to do;
Worship rings truest when work Is through.
Then it's hey for our labor, and a quick-step all
to th "hJgb, dlddy.dl" of old John Paul.
DONE IN PHILADELPHIA
ONE COULD scarcely allow the birth of
Philadelphia's newest evening paper th
pass without a word or two about evening
newspapers, and especially about Philadelphia's
flrat evening Journal, which, by tho way, was
the Arab ovcnlng paper to bo published In this
country, nnd, If I am not mistaken, the first
evening paper to be published In the world.
Some of my Boston friends, wno have prided
themselves upon what tho Hub has dono for
Journalism as well as for nil other branches of
potlto literature, probably will take exception
to this statement, and hasten to remind mo .
that there was n Boston Evening Post as far
back as 1735.
In reply, assuming my Boston friends would
make this nssnult, 1 must remind them that
the Boston Evening Post can scarcely b
classed as an evening newspaper.
Tho Boston Evening Post originally wns
known as Tho Rehearsal, and under that nanv
wns published about 1731. It was a weekly, and
mote or less a lltornry paper, nftcr the stylo
of so many of the little sheets In tha eighteenth
century. No rentier of tho Evcnlt.g Lodger
would think of It as a nowspaper In tho
modern sense. However, about two years after
It wao In existence. It became the property of
Thomas Fleet, who for a long time was
believed to bo connected with tho authorship
of "Mother Goose." That question has not been
definitely settled yet, but we may let that pnss.
Fleet maintained his paper ns Tho Rehearsal
for some time, and then, without notice,
chunged Its name to the Boston Evening Post.
Tho only other change was tho time of publi
cation, It now came out on Monday evening,
whereas tho paper formerly had come out on
But we must bo entirely fair. There was still
nnothcr cvuilng paper published In this
country before tho Pennsylvania Evening Post.
Let us tnko a look at It.
This also was n weekly, and wns printed In
Now York by Henry de Forrest. This was
begun In 1746, but did not live more than n
year. It Is now known only by name, and
only by students of American Journalism. It
made no Impress upon history.
But tho Pennsylvania Evening Tost did make
nn .Indelible impression on American Jour-i
It Is rather curious to find thnt this paper
was connected in Its history with a Public
Ledger, not tho picscnt one, of course, but an
earlier and forgotten one.
Benjamin Towne, tho publisher of the Penn
sylvania Evening Post, was an Englishman,
born In Lincolnshire, according to Isaiah
Thomas. He seems to havo come first to
Philadelphia, as did almost every enterprising
English emigrant In the eighteenth century,
nnd was engaged by Goddard as a Journeyman
pi Inter. Goddard. who was in partnership
with tho Tories, Joseph Galloway nnd Thomas
What ton, published the Pennsylvania Chronicle
. hi nuccesBful nnd the unsuccessful man
Is that the man of success begbis working out
hi Idea and sticks to ll-to a finish. While
your man who Is ft failure gets a glorious Rllm
mer of riches far beyond, starts working out hi,
Idea, smashes Into tho first fence, and quhj
cold. My boy, begin and stick. And don't stick
ns a matter of duty or merely to mako good
your self-promise. Stick ns If you wanted to
We are nil doers of good mentally. But(
either through fenr of making a bungle of ouf
efforts or because we lack tho courngo to put
Into oporntlon good Instincts and Inspirations
and to 'kcop them going," wo do not become
actunl doers of good.
Tho next time you get nn Idea that has an
honest, worthy ambition In front of It, whether
you consider It old, worn out, Insignificant or
what not, Just remember tho real estate man.
Begin to work It out.
But, most Important of nil, w.ork It out to a
Conceiving, operating and sticking thesa
' three. But the greatest of these Is Sticking!
THOU NAMELESS COLUMN
Our own private war In Montana Is also &
Butte. Boston Transcript.
A Kind of Stick-to-it-ivcncss
Two business men, bo It Is told, wore lunch.
Ing together when nn old graybeard stumped
by. "That's Brown, Ho works for me," said
the first business man.
"Ho's an honest-looking chap. Has he got
staying poers7" asked the second buslncts
"He hns that," said the first. "He began at
tho bottom of the ladder In '76, and he's stajed
there ever since."
Another Kind of the Same
What do you think of this ns nn example of
constancy? It Is cited by tho Alta Vista (Kan.)
"Jacob Elsenhut was In town Monday wear
ing a work shirt ho bought 41 years ago when
ho lived In beautiful old Switzerland. It cost
A Spring Poem Without Flowers
Contrary to general opinion there nre Beveml
varieties of spring poems, some of which bloom
In the fall. Mr. W. P. Eaton deserves credit for
"It Is spring today; I know the sight
The smell of asphalt fills tho air,
The gas-pipe men nro mending lines,
And digging ditches In tho square."
A Long Shot
In a text-book on arithmetic the Sacred
Heart Review has discovered tho following In
genious problem: "A cannon ball travels BIO
feet In one second. How far will It bo from the
in 17G7, nnd was so fair in his tteatment of muze of the gun after tho lapse of thirty-five
Ameiican topics that ho and hl3 partners had minutes?"
a falling out. It Is a most Inteiestlng tnlo
by Itself, nnd one of these afternoons wo may
tell more of it.
In tho meantime, however, we must speak of
Towne's connection with liocldard's paper.
The lntter's partners, who vvcro lenders of
what mfght bo called the Tory party Iicie,
were so much angered at the publication of
Dickinson's Fanners' Letter.'", which gave the
American view of the dispute with the mother
country, thnt they induced Tovvno to act as
a spy for them in Goddard's office. Finally,
when Goddard left the city, Towne, probably
with tho assistance of bis formet employers,
started a pilnting house of his own.
James Humphreys, who was a Philadelphia!!
born, nnd who had iccelvcd bis education in
the College of Philadelphia, had finally, after
s-evcrnl attempts "to find himself, taken up the
trade of printing. In tho autumn of 1771 he
announced that he would soon publish nn Im
partial nowspnncr. There w.is a suspicion
among the people that tho Ledger would be a
Tory paper, and Towne thought he fcaw an op
portunity tn start nn opposition chect. So he
hastened to publish the Pennsylvania Evening
Post before Humphreys could Issuo his Ledger.
Both papers made their appearance about tin
(ante time in 177.1. Towne had tho best of it
from the stait. su ho became friendly with the
Whigs, and bis sheet was regal ded as a Whig
organ. Congress let him have their proceedings
to pi int. nnd he w.is prospeilng. But he was a
person to whom telf Interest was uppermost
Ho was a Whig sn long ns the Americans held
tho city, but when the Hrltlsb came to town
Towne remained and continued to print the kind
of newt. Lord Howe deshed. At thnt time
Humphreys, who had Iwcn obliged to leave the
city because of bis Tor principles, leturued
nnd again issued his Ledger, but Tovvno wns so
successful In carrylm; water on both shoulders
that he lem.'iincd master of tho field.
Hoth men. as well as Towne's former em
ployers. Galloway and What Ion, hud been
placed on tho list of persons charged with being
Loyalists. Galloway (lei with tho British rttid
went to England, What ton and Towne re
mained. By some strange chance Towne was not mo
lested when tho Patilots returned to the city,
but was permitted to continue his business un-
Nine Points of the Law
Harper's .Mugazlne dcscrlbcM an excellent sit
uation suitable for very young ladies:
The lovely glil, having lingered a minute in
her room to make sure that h'.-r skirt fitted to
her entire satisfaction, descended to the parlor
to find tho family pet ensconced upon the knee
of the oung man caller, her cuily head nestled
comfortably against his shoulder.
"Why, Mabel," tho young lady exclaimed,
"aren't you nshamed of yourself? Get right
"Sha'n't do it," retorted the child. "I got here
War and the Dictionary
A cable dispatch from Paris read: "Ten
members attended tin- French Academy's reg
ular meeting this week and discussed tho word
'eodo' for the dictionary. 'Exotic' mean cno
dus." Evidently the Fiench arcsufferlng from
lack of sufficient words to cxpiess their de
light over the ictrciit uf tho Germans.
A Double Fumble
"Who was that tough-looUIng chap I saw you
"Ho cmcfiil, Paikcr! That was my twin
"By Jove, old chap, forgive mo! 1 ought to
have known." Hostun Tiant.cilpt.
This Is a True Story
It happened in n small city about n week
after the time for paying dog licenses had ex
pired. Tho dog catcher was out on the trail
of unlicensed dogs. In a Iioiieo on the outskirts
of that city lived two women who may be de
heribed as middle-aged nnd unmarried. They
bad a dog named Mingo.
Ono day one of three women went out to do
it wnjhing. When she returned home that night
she saw something on tho front door that
frightened her. She ran hack down the street
and hysterically accosted tho flrpt person th
men. "Como quick! Come quick!" she dice,
to the astonished man, nnd he came. Thero
WAS crape on the door. He knocked. No ro
iponse. He knocked again. Then ho noticed
a movement of n window curtain, and pres-
challenged. He continued to pilnt bis Evening I ently tho door opened a bit.
Post until tho closo of tho war.
Towno was a high liver, but was a skllllul
printer, and his work was excellently done.
His Evening Post was printed three times a
week, on Tuesday. Thursday and Saturd.iy, and
the price, originally "two coppers," was raised
to "tin co iopporw," say about o cents and IS
rents nt tlit- pret-ent ruw.
Tho Pennsylvania Evening Post was the first
paper to print tho Decimation of Independence.
This appeared on Its trout page foi July 6, 177ti,
and In one of Its numbers in 177S appeared the
first account of Washington's historic crossing
of tho Delaware. Either of these pieces of news
would ho displayed In very largo type by n
modern newspaper, hut they were very modest.
ly printed In tho Evening Post.
Philadelphia seems to havo the best claim to
having published the first evening newspaper
In this country, at least.
If joy had carried out to the best pf your
ability everything which you had planned to
carry out. jou would now be one pf the leaders
Xot !very one can lead. There must be ranks
;is wU a a captain. The quosllnn Js; Why
ate you not a captain? And that takes us. back
to this matter of carrying things out to a
Ono day a widely known and very wealthy
real estute operator was tiding on a Broadway
car In company with un admiring young
acquaintance, and thus ho gave hie friend the
rcaon for his success:
"Young mnn," said he, "everybody gels ideas.
Everybody! Some misguided folks really be.
Jleve there uro a few men of admitted mental
superiority who corner every last Idea of worth
In the world. That's bosh! Tha difference ba-
"Wbat's tho matter? Oh, what's the matter?"
frantlcullj demanded the woman behind him.
Came the calm reply from tho doorwa :
"Thero ain't nobody dead. I hung up crape
to keep tho dog catcher out. Bingo's in heie
National Point of View
"Even Argentina long ngo learned to govern
her Internal Improvements without vvntde or
graft; and it is not for want of feusible plans
that we havo not done the tame."-New York
"Tho Ottoman Government must have strong
reasons to believe it can maintain Its new pre
tensions Indefinitely, otherwise it would scarcely
havo made a move whose failure will bring
humiliation heaped upon humiliation." Detroit
"Increasing the taxes on Honors and beers
Is welcomed In the press fuvorable to this
tratllc. The liquor dealers of the country are
glad of an opportunity to pay a larger share
of the war taxes and thus make the govern
ment more dependent on this interest." Chat
"The American PrCHidunt seems to be a sort
of universal umpire. As far as tho railroads are
concerned wo think that there probably never
was a time when tho people were more willing
to treat them fairly and Justly." Indianapolis
"That farm club work is gaining constantly
Increasing attention from South Georgia farmers
is good iiew. It mean not only crop diversified,
tlon, but better marketing of diversified
products." Savannah -Morning News.
"Altogether, the situation tin Maine) uffords
as much opportunitj for a fair te.-t of strcu t"
as Is uaual in September elections. "New Yoi
win i ""BJiflJ,"
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