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THE personality of "Woodrow Wilson lias
powerfully Impressed tho country. His
obvious sincerity of purpose anil his clear
moral vision have given him strength out ot
.11 proportion to tho peculiar economic theo
ries ho espouses. Put to one Mtlo the business
of tho country, and he has measured up in a
remarkable decree to the political Ideals of
the nation. Ho Is at onco the lpader and the
Impetus of tho Democratic party, which has
followed him wherever he led tv lthout regard
to traditional principles or historic purpose.
Tho glamour of tho President's morality
makes It Impossible for any party to defeat
him unless It enters tho arena with hands
as clean as his. Ills economic theories, It
weighed on on evon scale with Republican
principles, would be utterly repudiated by
tho national electorate. But Pennsylvania Is
asked to manhandle Republicanism, to tie It
up with a cause that Is utterly discredited,
to retain In its leadership a man whose name
Is "used to frighten children with" In many
parts of the Union. "Unclean! Unclean!"
That Is the answer to men who insist that
the country can be fooled Into accepting
Penroselsm in national affairs. It would be
Just as sensible to ask the nation to send tho
plague to Washington.
Stockholders for Rapid Transit
THE greatest corporation In this commu
nity Is the municipal corporation. In It
every citizon Is a stockholder. Whatever tho
stockholders of the Union Traction Company,
through their directorate, decide to do and
they are well within their rights to do or not
do whatever they please the stockholders In
the municipal corporation are overwhelm
ingly for rapid transit. The have at their
command an incomparable credit. They nre
able through their own patronage to assuro
tho financial success of the project. They, at
least, arc willing to dedicate their assets to
the great program. The obstructionists are
almost to Gettysburg.
Golden Days of Opportunity
HOME hae come tho vacationists, the
seashore hat vest has been reaped, play
time is past, the thousands who laid down
daily tasks to fiieve mind nnd body are
again in the to of daily occupation. Tho
ivy on walls is touched with red, tho trees
have taken their fringes of gold, while the
late corn, the pumpkin and the grape alono
remain to bo gathered the very air breathes
of the fall time.
With bodies Invigorated by rest seasons,
with minds alert, with spirits afresh, let us
approach this unborn future with a deter
mination of service. To all It Is not given to
grapple with mighty problems of the day; to
all it is not given to move in high spheres, to
mold public opinion, to shape the destiny of
our fellows; but to all la given the oppor
tunity to work for self-service, to the con
secration of Ideals, to the fulfillment of de
lres. This Is tho time for a reconsecration
to definite purposes
He who labors with hands often wearies of
Injustice, of prejudice, of class hatred; he
who galni a livelihood behind a counter feels
the sting of station, he who labors at thank
less tasks longs for better days, for higher
wages, for more appreciation of his efforts.
Envy for the rich, tho powerful, the better
educated, the fortunate, Is In many hearts.
Tho longing for another life Is universal
Surely that God-gKvn consciousness of self
unworthlness, of dissatisfaction "1th condi
tions. Is never more awakened than at this
time of th year.
So let us awake to the opporturlty with a
full realisation that "fate ' and "luck" and
"good fortune" come alono to those who con
tinually strive, that Increased wages, better
ment of condition and a fuller llfo aro but
the reward- of honest labor, Intelligent np
plication and sincerity of purpose. This,
surely Is the moment for thoughtful consid
eration of the future, and for all, the lowly,
the medio, re nnd the great, to clench flats,
npply brains and bucklo down to the work
which alone gives the rewards so fondly
Goethe caught the spirit of the fall time
when he wrote:
Are rou in earnet?
Setza this very minute
What you can do or dream yon can,
Boldness has genius, power and magic In It
Only engage and then the mind grow heated.
Begin and then tha work will be completed.
A Truce for Three Yours
GOVERNMENT by personality la ggme.
thing that we can never get away from
In this country. It Is legitimate ana tnevit.
able, but It Is not by any means sufllelent
for tho purposes und requirements of demo,
The striking miners of Colorado have voted
to accept President Wilson's proposal for a
three-year truce. It was reasonable and
patriotic action, and should be followed by
similar action on the part of the mine
owners. Mere peace Is not, of course, a solu
tlon of the problems which underlie the situa
tion In Colorado, but those problems can
never be solved and settled while both sides
are at swords' points. A truce will gradually
lead the way to calmer judgment.
Without President Wilson's interposition.
apparently, the t -moll and chaos would
have continued Indefinitely. The fact that Is
plainest is the fart that the constitutional
end democratic resources of Colorado have
proved Inadequate to their task So far as
tho Issues Involved In the history of the
Btrika are concerned, President Wilson's per
sonal force and Influence will govern Colo
rado until tho strike Is settled. It Is not
settled yet, and will not bo settled till reason
and Jusllco prevail. Tho truco gives all
parties time for sober second thought. It
gives Cotorndo another opportunity to prove
lis capacity for self-government.
What's the Use?
THE rehabilitation of tho Republican party
is essential to tho prosperity of the na
tion. It cannot ho rehabilitated In one State:
it must ho lehabllltntod in many mates, tt
cannot bo rehabilitated at nil until tho sore
spots on It aro cured. Convalescence assumes
eiaillcdtlon ot disease.
No, It Is Penro.seism that has given the
country a free-trade tariff. That tariff will
bo perpetuated If Mr. Penrose Is Indorsed In
November. This Is so open and obvious a
pioposltion Hint politicians In Pennsylvania
nto tho only ones who do not undei stand It.
Tile wny to get a protective tariff Is to get a
Republican Piesldent and a Republican Con
gress. Mr. Penrose cannot get It. His Influ
ence In Washington has Uwlndlod to such on
eUeiit that It Is scaieely known whether ho
Is In town or out of town. Even Republicans
who nre closo to him nio catcful not to let
Iholr constituents know It. What's tho iso
of having a Senator who must be apologized
for In and out of season?
PASSED BY THE CENSOR
Mexicans Entitled to Govern Themselves
THE only excuse for keeping American
troops at Vera Cruz now would be the
Intention to keep them there for all time.
Mexico is as quiet as It Is likely to bo for
many months. There Is a minimum of revo
lution. Tho Constltutionnllt ntmles are
amply strong enough to stamp out lnsttriec
tlon. Tho Provisional Governmcir when It
took chnrga of tho City of Mexico, con
founded Its critics by preventing all pillage
and outrage. In fact, considering the peculiar
circumstances under which the armies were
recruited and tho coure pursued by thorn In
tho early stages of the conflict, their restraint
was remarkable. Tho Mexicans are entitled
to another chanco to provo that they can
WHAT constitutes a successful play?"
asked David Belasco In reply to a ques
tion. And then tho llttlo wizard of tho
American stage tho greatest producer In
captivity delivered an hour's dlscourso on a
subject In which he Is concededly a past
"The success of a play is duo to Its love
story, Its stage pictures and Its underlying
theme. Take "B per cent, stage pictures, a
plot and a good lovo theme nnd success Is
nsstircd," said llelasco, and then ho added:
"Anybody can write some sort of a play,
but It takes a genius lo sell one."
Not Blue But Sane Lavs
IF THOSE Interested In Innocent Sunday
amusements for the masses will present
tatlonal arguments to the next Legislature
that body may consider the repeal of anti
quated blue laws. The great mass of the
public, men, women and children, who havo
not tho means to go to the shore or country
in summer, should havo the legal right to
quiet amusements on the one day avail
able. The Christian religion Is tho religion of
uplift, of happiness in this world. In prepara
tion for the next. Let thete be a sane re
vision of the blue laws of more than a
century ago statutes outworn, outlived and
A Strong Pull Together for the Port.
THE decision of the majority in Washing
ton to keep the "poik" in the Rivers and
llnrbors appropriation bill and excl.se appro
priations for such obviously necessary work
as tho Delawaie channel emphasises the
blunder of depending too much on tho Na
tional Government for assistance. Improve
ment of the approaches from tho sea is fun
damentally the business of the United States,
but there is a very big opportunity for Penn
sylvania and Philadelphia to co-operate on
their own account in putting this port on
a parity with any other In the world. Naturo
has been prodigal enough, although requiring
a llttlo coaxing It is altogether probable
that the next Legislature will take up the
matter In earnest. Philadelphia haibor Is
one of tho State's biggest assets. It should
be tteated and de eloped on this theory. The
Delaware Is the highway from Pennsylvania
to tho world. Both it and the harbor must
be accommodated to the requirements of
shipping, no matter what those requirements
A Good Pilot to Drop
MAINE has sounded the warning. The
Republican party must clear for action,
clean the debris from tho decks, sweep over
board Penroseism, Barneslsm, Lorimerism
and ail tho other "Isms" which have fastened
themselves on the quartet deck. A pilot who
can only run the craft into an iceberg is a
very good pilot to drop
THE old idea of party government has been
given a severe jolt by tho war. England
furnishes a case In point. It is worth con
sidering, even after the smoke of battle has
cleared away and peace or armed neutrality
Readers of British political news before the
war broke out remember how it was pre
dicted daily that the Asquith Ministry was
doomed. Tho Ulster army revolt seemed tho
last straw, but when real war came nnd In
volved the Empire, partisan lines vanished,
a party Government became the National
Government by unanimous consent, in fact
as well as in name, and Lord Kitchener, a
thorough-going Tory, sits In the Liberal
Cabinet and conducts Its War iJepartment,
Of course, tho war precipitated nn unusual
crisis and called forth emergency measures
of heroic national patriotism. It put a strain
upon all the links In tho chain of national
Integrity. Ono result has been to subject tho
theory ot purely partisan civil government
to an add test, which shows It not to be an
If the war shall teach Europe this lesson.
It may bo that the world will discover a new
method In the science of efficient govern
ment. Proved by a crucial test to bo neces
sary In war time, why should this new
method be less desirable in the piping times
Belgium also Is fighting for homo rule.
SOME ten years ago last summer there
came word across tho wires that the
Genet al Slocttm hod burned In tho East River
and that 1000 human beings, tho vast ma
jority women and children, had lost their
lives. On tho staff of a Philadelphia paper
was a joung reporter who had given indica
tions of ability In tho line of descriptive
writing, and he was rushed to New York to
limn n pen picture of tho horror as ho saw It.
At 8 o'clock that night he returned, went
to tho olllco of tho managing editor and sat
down and cried, Completely unnerved, ho
could not wrlto a lino and so nn unemotional
copy reader wrote tho pen picture. Since
then, the former cub reporter has blossomed
out until now the world of renders knows
him as Reginald Wright Kauffman, whose
Income from the moving picture lights of
"The House of Bondage" itins Into hundreds
ONLY those familiar with newspaper work
can conceive what n night like that of
tho Slocum disaster or the Titanic tragedy
means. Real newspapermen do not get ex
cited, no matter what tho provocation. A
few hurtled orders to leportcis nnd pho
tographers a brief wile to a correspondent
nn order on the cashier for necessary funds
nnd, apparently, the thing Is done. But tho
collecting of a great news story one, two
or three pages is not accomplished in nn
hour or a day. The foundation has been laid
months anil 5 ears before In the upbuilding
of nn organlrntlon. The managing editor,
the news editor, the city editor know their
men they need simply stait the machine
Take the Titanic disaster as an example.
For fully 4S hours the newspapers had known
Intuitively that something was wrong with
the ship that news had been suppressed.
Then came the bare outline of tragedy
hints of awful things as yet untold whispers
of appalling loss of lite. The machinery was
put to work tho wires clicked tho type
writers buzzed the story was printed nnd
the world shuddered!
And yet, simple ns this seems, there were
stretches of 4S hours when newspapermen
stuck to their desks when wearied eyes and
strained nerves were on tho point of capitu
lation. Still, it was nil in the day's work
and ns such, done!
FRANCIS B. REEVES, of the Glrard Na
tional Bank, visited Russia in days gone
by and, as a matter of course, made a flying
trip to the estate of Leo Tolstoy altruist,
materialist, dreamer tho bete noir of the
Russian reactionaries. The free American
and the free Russian struck up a friendship
nnd discussed themes nearest their respective
hearts. Then came the day of parting. Tol
stoy asked the banker to defer his departure.
"In America." explained Mr. Reeves, "time
"What a low value you put on your time,"
EVEN as our own Liberty Bell Is tracked,
so has a similar mishap overtaken the
famous Roelandt bell In Ghent, next to Its
prototype in the Kremlin, Moscow, the most
noted of European bells. Roelandt Is the
oldest bell In Belgium, having been cast In
1314, and forms ono of 41 chimes. On Its
face it bears the following Inscription In
"My name Is Roelandt; when I toll, thero
is a fire; when I peal, thers Is a victory In
When the Due d'Alva proposed to Charles
V that he should destroy the city, the sover
eign took him atop the belfry and, pointing
to Roelandt, asked:
"Pombien faudrait-U do pcaux d'Espagno
pour falre un Gant de cetto grandeur?"
(How many Spanish skins are needed to
make a glovo of this slzo?)
The phrase was a play on woids, Gand be
ing tho French for Ghent and being pro
nounced as his gant (glove).
Sir Lionel C'arden will soon tallt himself
out of the diplomatic class.
The German colors are being driven out of
Prance, but American dry gwujs manufac
turers can't get enough of them
Senator La Follette is said to have "nresj.
dentlal plans," but there are some who doubt
whether he has the specifications.
That youth of ancient days who fired the
temple of Ephesus had nothing; on tho Ser- I
vlan boy who fired a gun at the Aus. '
trlan Grand Duke and Duchess.
The report that the German retreat was '
awkward and disorderly Is not surprising, i
They had not been having much experience I
in that particular maneuver.
borne proifc has been aroused In Brooklyn
by the action of a Magistrate there whose j
sentences against reckless automobtllsts are i
said to be too eere. But is such a thing j
API1ILADELPHIAN, traveling through
. the South, came upon one of the largest
manufactories of smoking tobacco in the
world. Impelled by curiosity he vibited the
place. At tho rniltoad siding stood a freight
car. Curiosity again caused investigation.
The freight car was loaded to the brim
And not so long ago a fi eight car, flllcd
with penuut shells, was wrecked In West
Virginia. Tho bill of lading showed that It
was consigned to a Western breakfast food
A MAORI was arraigned in a police court
in tho Antipodes the other day about
five weeks ago, according to the date of the
infoimatlon. Through his left ear was stuck
a black stick, looking like a slate pencil.
"What Is that In your ear?" asked the
"Dynamite," jespouded the black. They
led him gently and gingerly Into the court
yard nnd separated him from tho explosive.
Which shows that even on the other side of
the world the "safety first" campaign has
made headway. BRADFORD.
The Duni-dum Myth.
Trom the Boston Herald.
The Kaiser's charge that both I ranee and
England have been using dum-dum bullets Is
merely an echo of a similar accusation against
the Germans made at the outset of the war
by the French. Roth charges are surely un
founded. They grow out of the hysteria and
vilification whU'h are among war's lesser by
products No one seriously believes that any
ht tho combatant nations are orttcially and de
liberately engaged In violating those prlnc plea
which have given modern warfare the paredoxl.
cal qualification of "civilized.
Aesop's fable about the youth who cried
"wolf" until no ono believed him is based upon
the silence of the Amyclaeans. So often had
the inhabitants of Amyclaea been alarmed by
tho rumors that the Spartans were coming that
they mads a decree that no one should ever
asalu mention the matter When the Spartans
actually came no one "mentioned the matter."
and fco the city was captured.
In June, 1S3. the schooner IAmistad sailed
from Huwna fur Principe with a largo number
of slaves who had been kidnapped from Africa.
En route, the blanks rose and killed all save
two of the white cr-w The latter steered tho
vessel north. Instead of to the African coast
as directed, and the schooner was eventually
nolzed by Lieutenant Gcdney, of the United
States brig Washington, and taken to New
London. The Spanish Minister demanded tho
delivery of the slaves, so they might be taken
to Cuba for trial.
President Van Buren wns anxious to comply,
for tho sake of comity, but tho Anil-Slavery
Society obtained counsel and tho United States
District Court decided that oven tinder Spanish
law slave trado vas Illegal and that tho
negroes wero free men.
The Circuit Court affirmed this decision, nnd
in March, 1841, the Supremo Court followed
suit. Jn this tribunal, John Qulney Adams
espoused tho cause of tho slaves without re
muneration. They were sent back to Africa
In an American vessel.
Tho 'Appeal to Battle," by which a liinn
might fight with his accuser, remained on tho
statuto books of Englnnd until 1319.
IN A SPIRIT OF HUMOR
i Circular Evolution
"Jim" errand boy.
"lames" office boy.
"Mr. Brown" head cleik.
"Brown" junior momber of the Mini.
"James" son-lii'taw of lund of film.
"Jim" head of the Hint and power on the
street St. Louis Mirror.
A Fine Poem
It's tough to dock a Congicssman
For work ho hasn't done.
It Is a fine, and I opine
It Isn't any fun.
If wo taxed nil our Congiessmen
For work, they didn't do,
A lot would get Into our debt
A million hones or two
"But how did ho happen to get engaged
to the girl If ho doesn't lovo her?"
"Why, ho says ho was convincing when
ho merely meant to be plausible." Judge.
"Will I get everything I pinv for, m.tmma?"
Mother (cautiously): "Everything that's good
for jou, dear."
Marjoiio (dlsgustcdl); "Oh, what's the use,
then; I get that, anyway." Life.
The Minister and Others
"Our minister," said Mis. Oldcastle', 'Mpptais
to be a real altruist."
"Oh, I think j on must be mistaken." teplled
Mrs. Gottalotte. "It seems to me by the sound
of his voice that he must be a bass." Judge.
DONE IN PHILADELPHIA
The Retort Juvenile
Mamma Johnny, see that you give Ethel the
lion's share of that orange.
Ethel Mamma, he hasn't given me any.
Johnny Well, that's all risht. Lions don't cat
oranges, Kansas City Times.
A Sharp Lad
"What do you expect to bo when jou grow up,
"Vety good; very good, And what sort of a
"Ono that Isn't always asking questions."
Detroit Fiee Press.
Somebody Is with the Boston Tran'-cilpt, ns
you will notice from the following pair of quo
tations: Hub I've given up thinking, smoking nnd
golf to please you, still u're not satisfied
Now wnat else do jou want me to give up?
Wife Well, you might rKp up 560. I need
a new gown. Boston Tnnscrlpt.
Mudge Here's a man figured out that If all
the money in tlii world were divided equally
each adult would got about 530.
Meek He's wiong My wife would get ?G0.
The Sword and the Censor
It is lemnrked by the Boston Transcript
that the blue pencil is mightier than the
A Kicking Bee
While kicking :i mule for kicking another
mule. Worn Hollow ny wns severely kicked
by his father's mule, which he was correct
ing. Had he not received tho kick on tho
arm. no doubt ho would have been moip so
erelv hm t Prescott (Ark.) Nw
Our oftlce mathematician has it flgutod
out that If all the war strategists who never
saw Europe, never lead a hook of military
tactics, never oen pulled a trigger, weit
chloroformed and laid end to end (as we
often wish they might be), they would form
a line long enough to girdle tho earth 11
tlmi's nt the Equator. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Equality of Sex
There Is a lltt! gill In Springfield, M,is,,
who, llk many of her sex, lescntn the Imputa
tion that the feminine mind Is not so strong n.s
One day her mother remarked on the appatein
lack of Intelligence In n hen.
"You can't teach a hen anything," she said.
"They havo dono moru harm to the gaiden
thin a drove of cattle would. You can teach
a cat, a dog nr a pig something, but a hen
"H'm"' exclaimed the child, indignantly, "I
think they know as much as the roosters!"
"The Battle of the Ballots"
The cuiiflkt In Maine Is described ns iollona
by tho New Yotk World:
Tho battle In Maine .ippear.s to hao been ,i
gleat strategic viuoiv The army of tho 'ron
Prince of the Prngiesshes, which occupied the
extreme left of the line, was forced back upon
the Roosevelt fortifications, and tho first, set',
oud, third, fourth and fifth armies of tho old
Nelson Dlngley standpatters, pivoting upon
Portland in an attempt to effect a turning
movement, were ut in two nnd put to rout
In spite of the censorship, enough Is known to
make it clear that the road to a Woodrow Wil
son majority in tho HiMy-fourth Congress Is
cpen, with nothing likely to Inteifero except
a few standpat aeroplanes and nn occasional
scouting party of dull-Moose, uhlans.
When the drums begin to lattlo ami the
legions clash in battle,
Where is Wled?
When the cannon do their i oaring, and the
airships high aro soaring,
Where Is Wled, Willie Wled?
Does ho seek an hour of quiet, free fiom
wrangle nnd from :lot?
Wheie Is Wled?
Is he somewhere idly fretting 'cause he had
to stop Mprettlng?
Where Is Wled, Willie Wled?
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
THE IMPERIAL COUSINS
Whose hand has set Euiope'd gieat vlnejard
Who was It laid Are to her rick?
Who trampled her fields in pursuing their
Why? Willy and Georgle and Nick!
Who changed Into beasts all her peacelqvjng
And taught them to malm and to kill?
Who gae them as food to the cannibal gups?
Why! Nicky and Georgle and WHH
Whose pathway is strewn with dire iuin and
Who the vultures with carrion gorge?
What vandals have Alt and fair Nature de
faced? Why! Willy and Nicky and George!
How long shall this militant sport be enduted?
How long ere Is snuffed out the wick
Of Moloch's fell torch, and our peate be as
sured From Georgle and Will and Mck?
N, W in the New York Times
FEW readers wero worried when they read
a few weeks ago that a strange sect, hold
ing a camp meetliiff In West Philadelphia, had
announced that tho world waa coming to an
end on tho 29th or tho 30th of the present
month. No excitement followed this weird
proclamation, but what a dlfferonco thero
wns In Philadelphia, In 1841, when tho Mlller
Itos were aroused by a similar belief 1
It was Just such strange prophecies which
tho educated regarded with Indifference that
.mado life worth living 70 years ago. People
then wero thirsting for excitement of any
kind, nnd trrey welcomed Miller's prediction
as a break In the monotony of life.
Tho story bf tho Mltlerltcs nnd their belief
is that of one of those popular delusions
which seem to havo made their appearance
In every nge. The present generation does
not have to bo reminded of Dowle, whoso
Ideas, whilo not quite so weird, still wero
sufllclcntty different to arouse general In
terest. In tho past thero wns n number of
delusions that took tho public by storm and
held them until tho true character of tho
belief became apparent. The tulips that we
can buy today for a few cents onco wero sold
for fortunes In Holland during tho rage of
the tulip mania. You see, these delusions are
not always of a religious chnracter. The
tulip mania wns purely speculative nnd had
been nursed to perfection by unscrupulous
But this Is wandering from my subject. I
wanted to say something about William Mil
ler and his delusion that sent dozens ot
weak-minded persons Insane, nnd In somo
localities ruined numerous persons.
Mlllor wns born In Massachusetts, but ho
was a resident ot Low Hnmpton, In tho
notthenstern part of New York, when ho an
nounced his calculation of tho date of tho
second coming of Christ. While a young
man ho had confessed himself an atheist
Ho had served as a captain of Infantry In
the United States army In tho War of 1812,
and it was not until long after that conflict,
or In ISIS, that ho sttddonly became religious.
Then he began to study tho Bible, but ho
nlso began to calculate tho time when Christ
was to appear on earth again, and finally ho
declared that ho had overcome nil difficulties
nnd had l cached tho conclusion that tho dato
would bo In tho spring of tho year 1813.
Of course, a great deal of this got Into
pi luted form, and soon ho had convinced
numerous persons who wero willing follow
cts. Tho delusion spread rapidly, but, of
course, had Its greatest vogue when the tlmo
Miller had set approached.
Miller's theory of tho second Advent was
founded upon his Interpretation of the real
meaning of the terms days, weeks and years
in tho Old Testament. I will not attempt to
boro anybody by repeating his Interpreta
tions, and thero would not be sufficient space
heto to do It. But I can assure any In
credulous reader that It was much like
Ignatius Donnelly's famous cryptogram In
Shakespeare In one respect: you could not
find tho answer even after you had the rule
to find It. No one ever could work out Don
nelly's cryptogram, and, perhaps, as he was
a very bright man, he did not intend they
The first date set for tho second Advent by
Miller wns ApiII 14, 1S4J. The disciples
awaited the day with "deepest solicitude,"
but when It arrived nothing happened. But
they wete not discouraged. They were as
sured that ancient cluonology was not thor
oughly undct stood and that a few months
more or less might elapse before the wel
come day ai rived.
In the meantime, Miller hud a stone wall
built on his 1 :u in and theic was a good deal
of talk about it Somo prying. ones d ilied
to know what he Intended to do with a stone
wall If he was so soon lo leave this wot Id.
It also was chuiged that Miller had refused
to sell his larm: and tho newspapers weio
asking him pointedly what he needed a faim
tor. They also took ono of his disciples,
J. V. Himes, of Washington, to task because
he was engaged In publishing and selling
"moie than ti.OOO.OOO books and papers."
The added by way or comment that "Ho
must be engaged In a speculation," and
thereupon scouted the truthfulness of the
But, as in the case of all delusions. Miller
had followers In many patts of the Eastern
United States. They were pretty well repie
sonted In Philadelphia. When tho first dato
had failed Miller piomptly refened to the
occasional failures of even Biblical prophets,
and announced that very piobably his calcu
lations had been wrong. He then asserted
that on October "2. 1844, the second Advent
This statement was made very positively,
and tho Adventlsts became very deeply
intetested. As the tlmo approached some of
the followeis gave away their propeity.
Storekeepers- disposed of their stocs to who
ever deshed them for nothing. In one sec
tion of tho country ns many ns 15 persons
became iiihano Some of thorn wero not even
followers of Miller, but wero afraid that ho
might speak tho tiuth
When tho day ni rived the Philadelphia
followeis of Miller went to Darby, wheto they
nwniti-d the end of tho world. Theie wero
nioio than a thousand of them, nnd they
begun to pi ay and sing.
But It rained. They were ery distressed,
nnd when they found the day wvs not the
day. they waited till the morrow. Then there
was more rain, and the majority ot tho Mil
leiites plodded their weary way back to the
city along the Darby road. A few wem
willing to give Miller another 24 hours of
grace, but they, too. found his calculations
When tho excitement was at its height,
there wero advertisements In the daily news
papers of "ascension robes," and onu sttuo
had a placard In its window to infoim
passers-by that "muslin for ascension robes"
was gold there.
There Is none of this kind of excitement
now. Few persons havo even remembered
that the enthusiasts who hold what they called
pi "apostolic camp meeting" last month iu
West Philadelphia and who are rather irrey
iitly referred to as the "Holy Rollers," have
decided that the world is to come to an end
within the next two weeks.
Wise was the man who said, "A punishment
that degrades the punished will degrade the
man who Inflicts It."
Here Is a little story about a man who is
the figure of power In a little church not far
trom our city. You know the kind of man I
mean Somo men. by very reason of their
dominating personalities rather than il
executive nblltty. naturally uiavltate to iZl
tions where those about them look up to them
Aril MV -VUl St
One evening this man passed a joung member I
or m church on a ,trvt corner In fa" t, he
young man ws the organist a.i i :'"": I
. -.. icveipi o
a modest salary for his services. He was -,
Intr a clear. WRS mofc.
Forthwith tho elder man grew nngry n j
not smoke, did not bollovo In amolcln. 1
bellevo In It. At hi. dlw.ni. - J"?. M
the trustees of tho church was ImmVdlM.?' 1
called, and tho organist waa dismissed fTom ft I
Naturallv. the vnniw fltn, t, ..,.-. . .
tirade aanlnst churches nnd against evershiLu
iii I , . ."- Be"-cnmeu unr at anllv nj
this church lender? ot
Suppose ho had gone to iho young man In .
fnl t'?rtriy W "nd PUl lh0 Position l" thu
fashion "Now. my boy, one of us Is ,
about this matter of smoking. Let u8 Ui u
over and find out which of us Is wrong" '
lot-haps no agreement would havo' v..
reached. Perhaps the young man would hat.
eft his position elmply because tho elder .
had convinced him that his example was Z
a good ono to place before tho younger 'ho..
Put tho "leader" clioso to perform an ,m
christian act; one quite Incompatible with n.'
founder's Idea of uplifting service. Ho degniovJ
the chur,cVn'ln bCfre th th0r m
Doesn't jour conception of real Chrlslln
idmioTf, 'tr?0 you beiiev that
OPPOSED TO DOCTOR BRUMBAUGH
To the Editor of thu Evening Ledgers
.. Sur ?uPPrt ot Doctor Brumbaugh and
not of Senator Penrose Is very mystifying
Tn',if ""tomany other voters throughout
State. I wll grant, as you say, that DoctoJ
Brumbaugh Is both fearless and honest kS
What will that amount to should a Penrose'
islaturo bo elected? In what way can "octS
Biumbaugh bo of any service to the people
bringing about the reforms that the people el
Pennsylvania nro so eagerly waiting for? Tni.
he platform that Doctor Brumbaugh was noml
Inated on p edges to us all theao reforms bu
lave not nil Uopubllcan platforms which tm.
launched by Penrose and his lieutenants don.
tho same thing? ""'
Has not Doctor Brumbaugh been the heart i
tho Philadelphia schools for a great rn.
cars? 11ns any ono in these many jears evil
heard of him in any way urging any of the r.
forms which his platform now offcis to thi
Philadelphia, September 16, 1914.
PRAISES TRANSIT EDITORIAL
To the lUlltor of the llvtntng Ledger:
Sir I want to t.iko advantage of jour od
column for letters from the pcoplo to say i
coinmendntoiy word about your editorial In to.
night's Issue on tho tran-slt situation. Philadel
phia Is a gicat big rich city, and If anybody
or any corporation expects to keep us taxpayer!
from getting what wo need thero will have to
be unolher guess. That's my guess and that of
most Phllndclphlans. Keep up your good work
along this line.
I am glad to seo a paper with two "front"
pages so that one of them can be deoted to
local news. Maybe that iden has been applied
to ncwspapeis before, but not to my knowledge
ii.u,, it ih a Kiruu one, unu snows nom Im
portant you consider the matters pertaining to ,1
our city. T. B. IHLDRETH.
Philadelphia, September 1G, 1914.
OBJECTS TO COMIC PICTURES
To the Editor o the livening Ledger:
Peimlt me to congratulate the Evening
Ledger, not only for what It represents, but for
tho omission of the alleged comic picture!,
which, to my mind, nre an Insult to tho Intel
ligent reading public.
Eor jears wo have been afflicted with the
antics of Impossible "kids," with the buffoonery
of still moie Impossible beings, apparently men,
Comic (?) artists havo Inflicted upon a long
surfeilng public atrocities of pen and Ink.
And now, nt last, we have a paper which ap
peals to the Intellect rather than to the evi
dently atrophied sense of more or less humor.
Thnnk you. and for goodness sake, don't re
lapse Into humorous barbarism. We are willing
to stand for a reversion to type but not comla
B. J. MURPHT.
Philadelphia, September 1G, 1914.
A M ORD FOR ELLEN ADAIR
To the Editor o: the Evening Ledger:
Sit May I add a lino of appreciation for the
excellent showing your paper has made during
tho first thiee days of its existence? I hae
been more than pleased with tho articles of
Ellen Adair. There Is a tone of sincerity and
tiuth about her writing which Is frequently
lacking hi the conventional articles often found
on a w oman's psge. 1 hope she will continue to
wilte her experiences. READER.
Philadelphia, September 1G, 1911,
PRAISE FOR WHOLESOME HUMOR
lo the Editor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir I havo been a leader of the Pcbuo
LiiDGiut tor JO jears. You have my congratula
tions and best wishes for the success of the
Eenlng Ledger. I have been particularly lm
pleased with tho high-class and wholesome
humor which Is found on jour cdltoilal page
One of tho curses of tho aerage oenlng paper
Is tho presence of slnp-stlck humor. Why don'l
ou secure the sei vices ot a good cartoonist'
M S. B.
Melrose Pa.k, Pa, September 1G, 1911
NOW EVENING LEDGER READER
To the Editor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir Just a good wish fiom an old reader of
tho Puiimc Li.nann. If you maintain the fame
standard which jou have sot for tho past three
dajs I am sure that tho people of this city will
appieclate the service ou tender the com
Nnnistown, Pa., September 15, 1914
Praiso From Up-State
Trom the Carlisle iPa ) Evening Herald
Tho new Evening Ledoeh, sister publication
of tho Prune Lkdokii, made its debut Use
evening and was cordially received. Tb
same vast volume of news which Is char
uctciistic of tho morning Lkdokii was ap
parent in tho latest publication. We in
spected closely both editions and each jsj
marked by a host of fresh nows stories. Tin
hUccca.H of tho now journal Is assured
How Warren Views Penrose
J'rom tlir Win i en, Pa, livenlntr Times
The detent of Senator Penrose this fall W
mean a leh.ilillitated and united Republics"
paity. It would bo u patty that could be pruuu
of Its ability to ove-itluow the Ignorance, po
litical debaucheij mid unclcanness that In ei
scucu iiio I'cuiosclsiu.
Railroads ami Relief
l'rmn the CliuttanooEa Tlmo.
The railroads have been instructed to pr''
taillfs for all serWces they now peifcnm '
(lilt charge, the commission In the meantl
losiiliiine (onsider.itlon of the petition for m
amiug lates, this time it is said more unw
standingly, If not more sympathetically. w
affords u hopa that they will provide a m
and complete measure of relief.
NATIONAL POINT OF VIEW
When wu i cad the statement. "Buenos AJJ
Is t bae another subway," we are comPe"
to admit that theio Is a spirit of enterpruj
in the South American capital that "f "J
loudl) thought of as peculiar to oursel"
New Voik i;cnlng Post.
The war fills the newspapers, weeklies,
ono magazine has gone so tar as to print
tlicly a whole issim devoted to the war anaA,
various aspects. When history is being ui"
children are eager to know &b0Ut"11IraM
Schools must respond to the demand Daium
Unless the Republicans want to see 1'J1tn"!?J
sweep New Yoik b a far bigtei margin w
Oust u( the pernoeiaU in Maine, the '"(l
Inate Progressive Republican State "
headed by llfnman. New York Tribune
In Maine the diversion of even l7WJ.lla
fiom the Republican candidates B ut J, i
to elect the democratic candidates, out "
positive factor In American politics t BJ. A
gressivu purty has ceased to exist ai
(N. Y ) Journal
In opening the sanitary conference In (jU
toga, romminsioner Rlggs said that tne
Department of Health has adopted uu "LrfJ
"Public Health U Purchasable" Thrclndiel
not be a better one Public healtn Is. '""ftr(
puichasable Humanltj still generalO j" 0i
to buy things of less importance. d
da we may be wiser New York WorW-