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AGAINST Holts Penrose the indictment
has been drawn. No technicalities ob
scure It. Each chnrge Is plain, each accusa
tion written down. Many of Ills delinquen
cies have been proved in the turmoil of his
doings. They are part and parcel of the his
tory of Pennsylvania and the United States.
No words can blot them out, no sophistry
Ho has been in the United States Senato
for 17 years. For much of that time he has
been sole master of the Republican Organiza
tion In this State, and when ho was not mas
ter he was twin Caesar in the direction of
tho machine. Not by one scandal and not
by two, but by a long succession of infamous
raplngs of the public flsc and base betrayals
of the public Interest the machine In that
time has been distinguished. In every cam
paign It has had to meet the charge of some
new gTaft, some new robbery of funds, soma
novel betrayal of the Stato in tho Interest of
Organization satellites, some treason to the
masses, some hold-up of corporations. The
Organization has been In all that time al
ways on the defensive. Always it has been
explaining, always apologizing, Always deny
ing; and In some few cases Its Instruments
have been in Jail or are on their way there.
In the State this leadership of Penrose
led invincible Republicanism Into trap after
trap, until finally the party was overwhelmed
in 1912. It has driven thousands upon thou
sands of good protectionists into utter repu
diation of the party. It has throttled good
government, wrecked Republican progress
and devitalized by corruption the inspired
creature into which Lincoln and a long suc
cession of great patriots breathed the breath
of life. Under the leadership of Penrose the
party has lost even its Identity. The things
he has made it seem 10 stand for are de
nominated not now Republicanism, but Pen
roseism. Just as devastating has been his touch in
the nation. Under the Republican tariffs
which he had llttlo say in making, the coun
try thrived and was content. As the Influ
ence of Penrose increased in Washington the
revolt against the party increased. His
subtls hand bred mischief. His cunning lav
ished Itself at last in a final desperate
achievement. Insidiously his handiwork made
Itself felt in the Aldrich bill. Such schedules
as appeared to be indefensible have never
been disassociated from Penrose. So wide
spread was the feeling that he had betrayed
the best interests of his party that not one
third of its membership today would acqui
esce In his manipulation of a new tariff bill
were the party In control in Washington.
His Republican associates would be the first
to deny him the chairmanship of the Finance
Committee. His boast that he would Inherit
it Is a bon mot in the clubs. There will be a
protective tariff, but never a Penrose tariff.
Between the two there is a great gulf, and
it Is Penrose who stands e.i tho one great
barrier against the quick return to pure and
Into th wilderness of defeat he ha led
Republicanism In State and nation He Is
no gutde now to point the way out. Ttathet
let him perish and hi a creaking machine dis
integrate, Let th party tave itself, as If
can do, and not rely on tho promises of this
mm to do what he cannot do. Let him be
cast aside, repudiated, stricken down, over
whelmed by one rreat and final catastrophe.
Let Republicanism be freed of him and ot
his name. Let it be relieved of his subter
fuges, bis subterranean devices, his inex
haustible demands for more and more funds
with which to feed his more and more in
satiate machine. Let him be thrust from
the shoulders of the party; let his grip ba
broken from its neck; let it breathe pure air
one more that, Invigorated and restored, it
may again pick up the fragments of govern
ment and begin anew the triumphant guar
dianship under which In former times the"
nation was rescued from dissolution and
lifted out of the morass of despair to the
mountain tops of Incomparable, achievement
Kiddies, Kinder and Les Enfauts
A TOY-LADEN Christmas ship arrived in
Philadelphia yesterday. She came from
Rotterdam, avoided mines in the North Sea
and was held up on her voyage by British
cruisers. Her cargo is now being distributed,
to gladden subsequently, through the pur
chases of fond fathers, mothers, uncles and
sunts, thousands of little Phltadelphlans
With the Atlantic as safe for her as If she
flew the Red Cross, another Christmas ship
wi'l iresenHy leave for Europe She will
t-irry toys, too, some sfick and span and
new, some old, with crocking varnish and
lntortwined with the memories of old loves
nnd old sorrows; nil that the "kiddles" ot
England, tho "kinder" of Germany and "les
enfants" of France nnd Belgium may feel,
on tho holiday of holidays, ft tithe of Phila
delphia's proverbially sympathetic spirit,
nnd find Christmas. "Weinachten," or "Noel,"
brighter, and with some cheer, even midst
tho horrors of wnr.
One ship camo upon a journey to confer
pleasure through trade. The other goes on
the holler mission of giving happiness freoly
to wondering, stricken childhood.
"For it is moro blessed to give than to
PRESIDENT McKINLEY borrowed Doctor
Brumbaugh from tho University of Penn
sylvania to orgnnize an educational system
In Porto Rico. McKlnley had to "borrow"
him because the University could not dis
pense with his services as ft professor.
President Roosevelt telegraphed to Doctor
Brumbaugh to etny and contlnuo his great
crentlvo and administrative work in Porta
Rico. It was Impossible for Brumbaugh to
remain, even though President Roosevelt
asked him to do so In the name of the Fed
eral Government. His time was up and he
must return to the University.
Louisiana borrowed Doctor Brumbaugh to
orgnnize tho Institutes of thnt State, and thus
standardize education In tho South. When
the tnsk was accomplished, although Louisi
ana wanted him to remain, he must perforce
turn his face again toward Pennsylvania
the Commonwealth wherein his nncestors
had done pioneer work, in which he was
born nnd which ho knew and loved with a
tiuo patriot's devotion.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania now
wishes to borrow Doctor Brumbaugh for tho
herculean work of wresting the State gov
ernment from machine control and booze
tyranny. Philadelphia will lend him In spite
of tho fact that he is tho best public school
superintendent In America. He will succeed
In Hnrrisburg as he succeeded in Louisiana,
Porto Rico and Philadelphia.
Transit for North Philadelphia
BOSTON'S 710,000 people are served by 20
miles of elevated and subway railroad.
North Philadelphia's population of 717,000
1b provided with surface service only.
The North Broad street subway would
save passengers moro than four nnd one-half
million hours annually, or $689,000 in time
Through the abolition of exchange tickets
it would save them $572,000 a year.
Tho Increase In property values would
equal the entire cost of tho undertaking.
Thirty annual Instalments of $2,340,000
each would pay the gross cost of the under
taking Interest, principal nnd everything.
At tho end of that time tho city would own
absolutely, without Incumbrance of any
kind, this great public utility.
North Philadelphia is not in tho mood to
put up with unwarranted delay In the
achievement of Director Taylor's plans.
DON'T see how I can avoid It," said a
clubman, churchman and father of a
family, when a friend mentioned Penrose.
"That is exactly what tho slaves said when
Cleopatra ordered them to take the poison,"
was the reply.
Justice in the United States Senate
THERE is little doubt In the minds of the
well informed as to the ultimate fate of
Penrose even if Pennsylvania on the face of
the returns is stupid enough to elect him.
The United States Senate Is the court of
last resort of the nation. It can Impeach
and remove oven Justices of tho Federal
Moreover, there Is nothing technical or
carping or pettifogging about the manner in
which the Senate administers Justice. In
the cases of both Lorlmer and Archbald
there was no disposition to restrict the testi
mony submitted, and in each case the verdict
was based rather on equity than upon a
strict and formal construction of the law.
If Pennsylvania transfers the Penrose case
to the Senate, it will be considered in its
entirety. Thero will be no withholding of
evidence on merely technical grounds. Every
thing pertaining to the eligibility of Penrose
to take his seat will be given full considera
tion, nnd when his political career, methods,
alliances and Intrigues are eTposed to the
merciless light of the highest chamber in the
land only one verdict will seem possible.
Another Victory of Peace
THE war-gutted cables at last bring word
of something besides slaughter. Indeed,
the message Is the very antithesis of all we
now hear of man's achievements in Europe.
It Is news of one of the victories of peace.
It signals the drawing of two peoples closer
together. Love and commerce, pleasure and
health, all must rejoice In the news that
another tunnel has pierced the great hulk of
the Alps, uniting France with Switzerland.
And the cost of the three years of uninter
rupted work that forged this new link In
human Intercourse was hardly a tenth of the
money eaten up by every day of battle.
The Glass House Cure
TO CELEBRATE Its three hundredth anni
versaryand about three hundred years
late at that New Tork has decided to Intro
duce glaBs working quarters for some of its
There are possibilities in this. It might be
extended almost indefinitely. To start with,
glass walls for ward rooms; then crystal par
titions In all the gang's City Hall offices.
Transparent safe deposit boxes for New
Haven directors. Or why not do the Job up
brown with glass foreheads on all our poli
ticians? This sort of glass house would stop a lot
of things besides indiscriminate exercise with
"Decency First" In politics, safety next.
"Local Option, Good Roads and a Clean
gtate" is a platform with neither knotholes
A Pancho by any other name, even Doro.
teo Aranjo, would shell as neat and Car
ranza knows It,
A "Made In America" fete to raise money
for war victims is good philanthropy and
good business, but Europe is likely to be
mueh more Interested in the peace that Is
ultimately going to be "Made In America.'
A broken sky and a slightly tempered
thermometer greeted early risers todaj. The
Joy of rising late, however, brought lower
ing clouds and nHhire to boast of In the
way of warmth.
Echoes from a Meeting of the Greatest Organized Body or Lawyers in the World
Hampton L. Carson's Remarkable Speech Law Rule Better Than Mob Rule.
Thoughts on Treo Planting.
Special WatMnoten Oorretpondenee.
IT WAS too much to expect that so small an
affair as tho American Bar Association
would attract much attention from tho press
and the genernl public tit a tlmo like this.
If It hod been playing ball with the British
Association or had been trying Mrs. Carman
or had given two or three days to proving
that tho Atlanta hero Frank was not guilty,
It might havo got on tho front pago ns
long as these diversions lasted; but as It
was only a body of a thousand or more of
tho greatest lawyers In tho country seeking
to advance tho ends of Justlco and to pro
tect tho Law from the Mob, of courso, It did
not appeal to the street. Besides, "Inter nrmn
silent leges," which, being freoly translated,
means that while "Bob" Honry, of Texas,
nnd Hoke Smith, of Georgia, were speaking
for cotton currency, and there wero vnrlous
other distractions, such as the whisky lobby,
In pursuit of which Senator Norrls tried to
mako a record for speed, little thought could
be given to tho lawyers and their work.
THE American Bar Association is the
greatest organized body of lawyers in tho
world. Its meeting In Washington this year
was the largest In the history of the order
and the most Impressive, because here it
came into Intimate touch with the men who
make tho laws, the Court which Interprets
the laws and the hand which administers tho
laws. For three days the association was In
session discussing in sections certain phases
or features of the law, nnd In general con
vention taking counsel together upon tho
fundamentals of this exactcst of tho sciences
and tho one in which every man, woman and
child Is personally Interested because wo aro
living under tho reign of law.
THE association was handsomely enter
tained. Among the plensantest of its ex
periences was tho Journey by steamboat to
Mount Vernon to the tomb of Georgo Wash
ington. There tho visiting lawyers wero met
by the Virginia Bar Association, former Gov
ernor Montague speaking for tho Virginia
lawyers, and Mr. Taft responding for tho
association, and both speaking with wonder
ful eloquence of the man who made this
country. Mr. Taft planted a trco In the
ground around tho tomb, and did not havo to
show his union card before ho was suffered to
shovel In the earth. The whole place fairly
swarmed with lawyers and their ladieH from
all parts of the United States and Canada
the gardens, the lawns, the historic cham
bers, the quarters and tho moro they saw
the more they marveled at the human great
ness of Washington. Tho reading people of
Washington do not know to this day that
Taft planted a treo at Washington's tomb;
but they do know that he planted a treo at
the Chevy Chase Club, a most Important inci
dent in the life of the nation, far moro Im
portant than the Incident at Mount Vernon.
It would have been regarded, probably, of
even greater moment If he had planted a tree
at the baseball park.
THE dinner given at the New Wlllard
Hotel Thursday night will go into history
as tho most distinguished in the life of this
nation In the character of the company, In
the addresses that were made, in tho effect
that it will have on the public sentiment of
these times. The hosts were the members of
the association, and the special guests were
the Chief Justice and the Associate Justices
of the United States Supreme Court. The
whole Court was present. The former Presi
dent of the United States was toastmaster.
The principal speech was made by Chief Jus
tice White in response to the toast: "The
Supreme Court of tho United States," which
was offered In behalf of the Bar Association
by Hampton L. Carson, of Philadelphia. Tho
Chief Justlco spoke to tho lawyers as mem
bers of a great big family, all equally inter
ested in tho welfare of the country, and In so
patriotic a spirit that at least three times
during the delivery of his address the cntlro
It has been commonly said for many years
that the walls of Philadelphia. Turkey, nro
mado of human bones, This supctstitlon is
due to the nature of the stones, which are
full of pores and very light, not unlike hu
The word "lobster" ns applied to a human
being dates hack to 1G43. when Sir William
Waller, according to local history, "received
from London a fresh regiment of 500 horses
under the command of Sir Arthur Haslerlg,
which were so prodigiously armed that they
were called by the king's parety 'regiment
of lobsters' because of their bright Iron
Oliver Wendell Holmes was tho first to call
Boston "the Hub of the universe." In the
"Autocrat of the Breakfast Table' he says:
"Boston statehouse Is the hub of the solar
system. You couldn't pry that out of a Bos
ton man If you had the tire of all creation
straightened out for a crowbar."
The phrase. "God bless you." uttered when
a person sneezes, was frequently heard In
Rome during a plaguo In the time of Popn
Pelagius II. the victims of which sneezed
themselves to death.
Shakespeare is responsible for the phrase
"salad dayB." tho days of green youth, whllo
the blood Is still cool. It occurs In "Antony
My salad days I
When I was green in Judgment, cold In blood."
"The Fury of Antwerp" Is descriptive of an
event of 1578, when the Spaniards murdered
SO00 Inhabitants without cause and destroyed
more than 1000 buildings.
THE SULTAN'S VISION
The Sultan mused in the rose kiosk,
"If It war, as it must be, sooner or later?
That the Christians armed themselves for the
Marshaled their hosts to go forth and slay
Ah. that I might live to see that dayl
For great though the God of the Christians be,
Allah Is greater
"Knowledge and power the Chrlstlsni have,
nd Ind is naught to the Christian's treasure;
But their God is the God of peace not war,
And Allah is lord of the sword, Akbart
And the cross must fall when the aelraetar
Is once again of the prophet's law
The only measure.
"Whlli they fly like dogs at each other's thoat,
Teuton and Frank, and Rusa, and Angle,
Sworn brothers these be In their simple creed;
But brothtrs In naught save envy and greed;
How will their symbol servo their need?
And Allah Is ralght In Asia still,
And mightier as they wrangle."
Th Sultan smtM in the cool Kiosk
While Asia's burning sun was setting
over the graj Marmora sea
As he thought of the power again to be
With the mjrlad hosts of Islam free
All piMently waiting the Caliphs nod,
Hannibal la Rochester Poit'XxprtJJ-
company rose to their feet nnd, with nap
kins In tho air and cheering thnt must have
attracted tho attention of men In the street
10 stories below, paid him deserved tribute.
NEXT to that of tho Chief Justice, the
speech of tho occasion was that of Mr.
Cnrson. Ho never did better In his life, and
will never do better live ho as long as Methu
saleh nnd speak he at nil tho dlnnors that
will bo given to him. Ills trlbuto to the
Supremo Court was superb, his Impromptu
to the women hundreds of whom, tho wives
nnd daughters of tho members of tho asso
ciation, occupied scats on tho floor among tho
diners, but, naturally, nftcr tho men had
eaten all tho dinner would havo made him
tho best man at any suffrage meeting; but
tho special thing that ho said was his com
ment upon what President Wilson had said
In his addresi ot welcome to tho Bsf Asso
ciation at Its first meeting on Tuesday. In
his speech, ono of tho most happily expiosscd
ot his many public utterances, tho President
said that "in this time of world change, In
this tlmo when wo are going to find out Just
how, in what particulars and to what cxtont
tho real facts of human llfo nnd the real
moral Judgments of tnnnklnd provnll, It is
worth whllo looking lnsldo our municipal law
and seeing whether the Judgments of tho law
aro mnde square with tho moral Judgments
of mankind." Tho President further said
that "tho opinion of the world Is tho mis
tress of tho world," and that "what we
should be watchful of Is not so much Jcnlous
Interests as sound principles of action." It
was In comment upon what tho President
said thnt Mr. Carson scored his most effective
point when ho spoke as follows:
"Thero Is a matter of consequence which
hns arisen within the Inst two days which
calls for tho gravest consideration. Tho
President of tho United States In his nddress
of welcomo to this association an address
which was one of the most perfoct examples
of conversational oratory that I havo over
heard suggested, In words fit for tho delecta
tion of tho Saints, that tho Judges should
extract from tho atmosphero about them a
subtlo something, a natural equity, a roving
senso of Justice, and breatho It Into their
decisions. So far ns tho thought Implies a
lofty purposo to promote Justice and prevent
the perpetration of wrongs, cither public or
private, tho Courts and tho Bar will heartily
respond, and tho history of tho Courts Is the
best vindication of tho doctrine; but If It
Implies that tho Judges are at liberty to dis
regard fixed principles and substitute an
undefined and intangible popular apprehen
sion of what a decision ought to be, which
will vary with tho sensitiveness of each In
dividual Judge, then tho doctrine is fraught
"It is not Judicially safe that the Constitu
tion should be so inflated as to act llko a
balloon driven hither and thither by every
gust and wind of doctrine, and care should
be exercised against tho escape of noxious
vapors that might suffocate those restraints
and limitations of power which tho peoplo
havo ordained for their own protection
THE President declared that it was not his
purposo to "impeach the law"; but his
speech, otherwise than ns Mr. Carson Inter
preted It, would have been so regarded by
many mischievous persons of political ambi
tion who aro constantly seeking to do this
very thing and who would rejoice In making
the President ono of their sort. During the
wholo of last week on tho bulletin board of
a church In 14th street there stared at the
people ns they passed and repassed these
words: "If we had more Justice, we should
need less charity." That was epigrammatic,
but it was awfully foolish; Just tho sort of
thing that would appeal to the lawless dis
position of tho mob; tho sort of thing that
would unsettle the foundations and make so
called public opinion take the place of well
ordered law. nANDALL.
HUM OF HUMAN CITIES
Education for prison Inmates has taken
even a bigger stop ahead In California than
tho night school instituted at the Trenton
State prison of New Jersey in 1009. Tho
University of California has Joined with tho
prison officials of tho Western State in the
work. Correspondence courses covering a
wide variety of subjects carefully have been
prepared, with tho enlightened view of help
ing prisoners to render useful service to
society and themselves after they shall have
discharged the penalties imposed upon them.
Classes havo been formed at tho peniten
tiary for the purpose of assisting tho stu
dents taking the university correspondence
courses. Thus there in a cIbrs in English
grammar nnd. as well, one In Spanish gtam
mar. Thero Is a clahs In commercial arith
metic about equivalent to a high school
course. A profehsor from tho university
gives instruction to two divisions in stenog
raphy. Thero Is 11 class In shop arithmetic
that cannot fall to prove profitable to pris
oners having an inclination toward me
chanics. The combined activities of tho university
and of the penitential y. looking to the edu
cation of these unfortunates who are expiat
ing offenses committed by them against so
clety. lead on to ncatlonal training. Thus
there are 32 courses offered by the agricul
tural department dealing with the culture of
beans and alfalfa, potatoes and onions, ani
mal husbandry, fruit and nut raising nnd
olive growing. There are even courses In fig
culture and date culture, and a special courso
dealing with certain other semltroplcal
Warden Johnson, of tho San Quentin peni
tentiary, announces that, nt the present time,
there aro 678 enrolments In correspondence
courses; that S4 men aro attending night
school and 100 the day school, that these
grown-up schnlnrs ore diligent and studious
and that many of them are making excellent
Tho old conception of punishment, con
cludes the Los Angeles Express, was bused
on tho idea of revenge, manifested no less
by men collectively through society than by
the primal man as an Individual. The true
theory of punishment must he founded on the
purpose of reformation in which revenge cnu
play no part and In which. Indeed, revenge
itself constitutes a crime. Prisons Berye a
most useful purpose when they take tho
criminal as t.r much humun raw material
and deliver him bark unto fellowship at tho
expiration of his tprm, not as a more bru
talized product that has undergone further
degradation, but as a being capable and
desirous of serving both himself and society
CRISES IN GREAT LIVES
Tho two decisive moments of Caenarn ca
reer were exactly alike in every detail. Onco
when he was struggling with the Nervil,
later when he fought the PompelaiiM, his
legions faltered. Desperate the occasions
must have been, for Caesars strength was lit
the power and lidelity of his legion
aries. Without them ho was lngt In the
battle of tlm Nervn su short was the time
that the cohorts had not formed. Confusion
was everywhere and the cntlro direction of
the battle devolved oi Cac-ai's shoulders, as
he himself explains In a memorable rhapter
of his commentaries. Coining to ona spot
on the right wing, where a whole legion had
been massed, whero'tho centurions and stand
ard bearers had been slain, where tho Ro
mans wero retreating and disaster seemed
inevitable, Caesar realized that reinforce
ments must ho sent nt once. But thero were
no reinforcements. Ho needed a force of
pcrlmps a thousand men. What could he
With the Impudonco of subllmo genius lie
mado himself a thousand men. Snatohlng a
shield from n shrinking soldier ho strode to
tho bnttlo line ns If ho wero a battalion rush
ing Invincibly to tho nld of tho weary boI
dlors. Calling on them by namo and invok
ing tho high gods of his own good fortune ho
sounded a charge. At tho sight of their gen
eral himself exposed to the very brunt of tho
onomy's attack, the ancient vigor of his boI
dlcry rensserted Itself. From disaster Caesar
Tho Importance of that one moment to fu
ture history cannot bo overestimated. Before
that time Cacsnr had won but ono lmportnnt
battle, that with tho Germans, who had been
found surprisingly easy. A victory for the
NcrvH would havo meant that Caesar's mill
tnry prestige, tho basis for all his political
glory, would nover havo been, In that mo
ment Caesar made himself the proud, Imperi
ous master or tho world,
1'IIE PRESS ON PROSPERITY
Calamity Howling Ridiculous in tho Face of
Present Conditions and Opportunities.
Krom the Springfield rtepubllcan.
Besides textiles, ccrtnln other Now England
Industries are getting busy. Ammunition and
gun factories In Connecticut aro, naturally, very
prosperous. Recent rnlns In France, Belgium,
Russia and Austria, which affected military
operation, have brought heavy ortlors for rub
ber boots made In New England. Shoes for ex
port trade aro In demand. An automobllo com
pany that cannot get war orders must be In a
parlous condition. France nlono Is said to havo
distributed orders In America for 1760 automo
bile trucks, to cost $G,000.000.
Perhaps there has been too much pessimism
of late regarding business. In New England tho
textile Industry Is the basis of manufacturing
activity, and If manufacturers aro anticipating
11 capacity production In tho near future on ac
count or European demands, Now England
should ho able to survive tho winter.
A Great Industrial Era
Prom ribre and Fabric.
It Is the history of war, the Civil War, the
Crlmoan, the Franco-Prusslan and others, that
Hip flist shock produced dulncss, but, upon re
covery, Industry boomed and prices soared.
Thero Is every reason to bcllevo thnt history
will repeat Itself, and as tho waste nnd demoli
tion exceed any provlous demonstration, tho
sources of supply must be looked to to meet
the Inevitable demand.
Wo nre at peace, tho greatest Industrial na
tion; ne have tho mills, tho farms; In short,
the equipment ulilch is wanted. In spite of
fear, wo must bo busy. Busy for ourselves and
busy for others. Somo Important materials we
may lack, but wo will bo Ingenl6us enough to
evolve adequate substitutes. Without exces
slvo enthusiasm or optimism we havo reason to
expect the greatest Industrial era we havo yet
experienced. This Is the opinion of our most
enlightened thinkers and economists.
A Text for the Times
Prom the Atlanta Constitution.
The Detroit Tree Press gets at the root of
the matter and Fays the best word of all to
people depiesacd by the war gloom. It Is a
text for the times:
"Don't let tho vvnr In Europe kill your nerve
nnd It will not kill your business." '
That Is a motto lit to be framed and given
conspicuous place over desk nnd counter. It Is
n text for tho times. No need to prench a ser
mon from It; the sermon Itself is there, In brief
It Is time to revise tho old proverb: "All
things come to him who waits." It should read:
"To him who WORKS" who looks to tho light,
who tolls to tho light and will accept no com
promise. Taking Care of Business
From the Columbus (Ga.) Enquirer-Sun.
Let us all adopt. In a conservative way, the
fugcestlon mado by the President. Let us "go
about business as If nothing were happening"
that Is to say, as if nothing were happening to
deter us or to cau.-e us to fear calamity, but
believing that If we will only do our part In
talking care of business, business will, in turn,
laKe caio of us.
Fortunes of Peace
From the New Tork World.
While a chorus of detraction and despair pro
ceeds from croakers nnd partisans, there' are
record exports at New York; there are sales of
foodstuffs at Chicago mounting Into the tens ot
millions; there are orders In various plnces run
ning Into like sums for clothing, blanket and
shoes; there aro prodigious demands for motors
and other vehicles: there nre day and night
Jhlfts at many factories, and there Is not a
mine or an oil well In the country that Is not
preparing to respond to a world In need.
Practically everything that we grow or mako
or possess la wunted abroad. Every month that
devastation Is prolonged will Increase tho
urgency of purchasers. A protracted war In
Europe will mean occupation for every Ameri
can worker and every American dollar. We
must fted and clothe nnd perhaps In time sup
ply with munitions most of the peoples now in
conflict. Tins markets they have deserted look
to us with the 6ame eagerness.
Trom tho ImllanapolU Newt.
Tho geneial situation will undoubtedly be
aff cited tu vorably by this great foreign de
mand for American products. Wo may not all
ut once have all tho prosperity that we should
like to have, but there certainly will be an Im
provement in business conditions.
Our Land of Plenty
From the Chicago Journal.
The 1'i.ited .States has 7 per cent, of the
world's habitable area and 6 per rent, of the
Also, thtr United States produces M per cent,
each of the wheat and gold grown or mined
In the world This country produces D5 per
rnt. of the world's tobacco crop, 56 per cent,
of the world's cotton crop, C8 per cent, of the
world's corn ciop; while 40 per cent, of th
coal, II i'er tent, of the Iron. 55 per cent, of
the copper and 63 per cent, of the petroleum
output of the big, round earth are furnished by
lands under the Stars and Stripes.
The Turn for the Better
From the New Tork Kvenlng- Pot.
A series of incidents, at the opening of this
week has pointed to decided improvement in
the peculiar situation into which this country's
financial and business enterprise had been
thrown bv the European war. These incidents
comprise tho announcement that our new bank
ing system will be formally established In a
fortnight; England's deihiratiou that tho tsea
it. open for export, even to hostile countries, of
noucontraband articles, such as cotton; largely
increased purchases of materials here by Eu
rope; disappearance on Haturday of Hie deficit
In New York bank reserves; evldenco that tho
biiii(ei' co-operatlvo plan to llnanco the por
tion of our cotton crop which the war might
make unsalable was progressing satisfactorily.
As tu the home banking situation, we have
Mill to reckon with the miu of emergency
banknote Issues, the outstanding Clearing
House loan certificates, the unsettled loans on
i-tock Exchange collateral and the unusual
burdens assumed In financing, flrn New York
clt i. fondpn nehi, net the reqiihements for
export gold and finally tho cotton trade's posi
tion But we can also ten that. In the face of
all theso handicap, the New York banks have
restored theli surplus reserve, and that not
only they, but the national banks of the coun
try as a whole now actually bold In their re
serves more gold than they held a year ago.
For the Good of tho Party
From the N iork Tribune.
The Tribune was prompt In urge the Repub
licans ot Pennsylvania to vote against their
corrup and debasing leader. It it good news
that where such an lnuo was clearly raised
no falsa notion ot party regularity Is llkly
tu prevail Hy removing Botes Penrose from
the Senate of tne I'nltod States and from his
juirtj leadeishlp the llepubllrans of Pentiiyj.
vunta can do more for the good name of their
party than a d"zen conventions or a host of
orators TIt- have a rare opportunity to free
Republican! m from one of Its most menacing
Hank Carelessness '(
"Good morning," said the trusting pUr.
chaser to tho president of tho seashore lots. A
on-easy-payments company. "Have you" 1am '
out any moro streets on tho property?" 1
"No," said tho president, absently. "If
frozen over. '
A Wooden Joke
"Thoyro not on speaking terms?"
"No; he asked hor what to use for his hair ,
nnd sho told him furnlturo polish."
"How Is It?" asked tho cub reporter, "that
nil dltors talk to themselves?" "
"Habit," snld tho ofllce grouch, "due to
calling copy boys."
Omar- on the Coal Situation
Tho costly coal men break their backs Upon
Turns nshes In the furnace, nnd anon,
Ere yet tho bill for it Is nearljt.pald,
Heating n little hour or two, Is gone.
I sometimes think thnt nover burns to bright
Tho coal ns when tho Bouth wind blows at
Or sun rays make tho atmosphere so warm
Thnt there's no need to kcop tho stove alight.
''Why do you say you know tho man's poll -tics
If you have never met him?"
"I know his wife's." ,
The Old-Timer's Lament
I havo sighed for the days of the "ten.
When I was a gallery god.
When tho villain was dark and the horolni
And tho first act treated tho hero like dirt.
When I was a gallery god.
When I was a gallory god.
When I was a gallery god.
I didn't know Ibsen
From C. Dana Gibson.
Whon I was a gallery god.
I hissed nnd I clapped and I drank
When I was a gallery gd.
Tho buzz-saw camo closo to tho heroine
And thero wasn't a sceno that was old or
When I was a gallery god.
When I was a gallery god,
When I was a gallery god.
Our own Owen Davis
Was somo rara avis
When I was a gallery god.
Tho Irato father cried, "Darken no more,"
When I was a gallery god.
Tho Innocent creature went out of the dQor,
But virtue would win at tho end of act 4,
When I was a gallery Rod.
When I was a gallery god,
When I was a gallery god.
Old Chinatown Charley
With dopors hold parley.
When I was a gallery god.
Possibly you noticed that a quarter-column
article In tho Evening Ledger concern
ing oysters mnde no mention of "the suc
culent bivalve." A Jewel of a reporter.
Hard on the Simian
"I wonder If It's really true that man de
scended from tho ape?" Inquired tho sweet
"Descended, yes," snapped the spinster,
"and even that is a terrible arraignment of
If tho Allies are defeated In tho war, won't
it bo the first tlmo that a pair of kings beat
a full house?
Said C. J. Caesar to General French:
"You cannot mako me despondent;
You're better In Hold and better In trench,
But I was my solo correspondent."
Said General French to C. J. Caesar:
"We've both done our bit In Gaul.
And I tnko a leaf from your book, old top,
'The Belgians are bravest of all.' "
And speaking, as who shouldn't be, of the
war, It seems that tho Germans cling to the
old-style game with closo formations, while
the Allies arc all for tho open game.
Wo wouldn't llko to say that Hex Lyon Is
positively lnzy. but he always makes one of
his kids stand around tho board and move
his "men" when ho is playing checkers.
Harrisburg, 111., Register.
"Yes," acknowledged the counterfeiter to
his bosom friend, "I am making all kinds of
money." Then ho added, as an afterthought,
"Except, of course, good money."
What They Missed
Botticelli and Cellini
Never ate a German wienie.
Antony and Cleopatra
Never visited Sumatra.
Solomon and Mrs. Grundy
Never smoked a pipe on Sunday.
"Indians Beat Germans" War Dispatch.
Reporters Suffer In Zona of Battle Head
line, And readers suffer here.
"Ho talks like a foreigner. Is ho?" ,
"No; he's simply posing as a war ejpen
and that's one of his bluffs."
THE BABBLING FOOL
"A chacun son vice," said Pascal. To
each man his vice. And to each age.
We live In a time of reformers and con
fidently Imaglno that this is the first age 01
Its kind. Wo talk of "that strange new
thing, a social conscience," as if Voltaire
nnd tho Encyclopedists had not lived. W
speak of "tho new dominance of women,
us if the courts of the Louis had not existed.
We have no historical sense, and becauw
we do not know tho past we cannot foree"
the future. Fondly and foolishly we dream
that when our great reforms take place tne
world will be purged
Nonsense and double nonsense. Tho tana-cj
In It all is In the conception of vice as some
thing eternally apart from virtue; as some
thing negative, destructive, abhorrent
humanity at its hlgh-sst. Vice is positive, tDt
brother' of virtue that works in the aari
not the beast In man, but man himself
Vice did not exist first, it will not die
first. If virtue and vice are not "'?
and immutable, and are only figments or ii"
mind, moral teddy-bears with which tni
foolish world whiles away its foolish tiro.
they will die together. They are BImmM
twins If they aro co-existent they are co
etSonu' is foolish to talk about the P-phI
of vice, unless we have ono definite vice i
mind. If lying Is a vice, can wo mW
that when wo eliminate lying h"WJ
tnougnw more m nut . i"'o r- tj : vrhe
h energy as fruitful for evil as hpod? V
can teltr in me spriuBunw y ""vi,,.
lying was considered up art In Its dodder
lug fall truth may become a crime.
By all means reform This age rauff.1!
something to think about since It will noi
think seriously of Itself. h ut
But end the slipshod nonsense 1 0Jj
making the world better The power "
creation is not a human attribute.
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