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EVENITO LEDOEE PHILADELPHIA", FRIDAY, NOVEMBER G, 1014.
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I'lllLADF.LPHIA, FHIDAY. MIVEMnF.lt r 1914.
A Triumph Foreshadowed
THE Democrats havo retained control of
the Mouse and Increased their majority in
. 4- the Senate. The sweep toward Republlcnn-
-, Ism, however, was so great that it was prac-
-. tlcally a political revolution, and the House
majority is reduced to the breaking point.
Local conditions In sotno cases confused the
!,,,) national Issue, and In others the Progressive
vote, small as It was, determined the result.
There will ho many minority Kepresenta
"' Fow of tho great industrial States elected
"- Senators. Thoso that did were practically
?4trf unanimous In their repudiation of the Ad-
; j ministration. Pennsylvania, Now Torlc, Ohio,
!. and Illinois cost 136 electoral votes, or
9Ts rrtoro than half of a majority, In tho electoral
college. They all went Republican Tuesday,
although in Illinois tho Progressive candl-
Ej fi dato commanded a largo following and scrl-
i- ausly cut Into tho Republican voto.
?. - xnc resident cmceuicu me murui mutual,
in. Wh'lch has been his strongest national asset,
kT,.. ""-" "-.,. ,..,v.tU ... ...... u...w .,.
iSli ponca mo canaiaacy or air. suiuvan in Illi
nois and was equally pronounced in his sup-
'. r port of the Tammany candidate in New York.
it wenKcnecl tho strength or lnuopendont re
publicans in their fight against Penroselsm
'?f. When tho Administration gave Its Indorse
ment to machine politicians In other States.
. It gave tho impression that one party was as
., corrupt morally In ono State as tho other was
. In the other. Thero can be no question that
&,. tho ease with which Sullivan adherents post
poned the ivorrls resolution convinced many
I ": -. good citizens that the morality of tho Admln-
,-. lstration was extremely opportunistic in
b..,( nature, and that it was quite as ready now
1 as Republican leadership had ever been be
fore to ally itself with discreditable elements
In order to get votes. Mr. Wilson will bo
j haunted by the Illinois light for many months
rtiftiritQ.come, if he la ever able to recover from it.
Tho closeness of the battle for tho House
bjsx Vindicates tho position of tho Eveninq
XiEdoer, that the defeat of Mr. Penrose In the
May primaries would havo been the prolude
to a completo victory. The weight of Pen
rosnism was sufficient to determine tho re
sult in many Congressional districts. In the
West nartlcularlv was this true. The re-
''" mark'ablo recuperative powers of the party
Were amply evidenced by tho results achieved
bjt In splto.of the activity of many distasteful
6JLi The) country has struck a blow for pros
perity. Hungry men will not heed argu
ments; they want results. A Republican
victory In 1916 1 foreshadowed, provided
' selfish leadership does not dominate the party
, Jobs Instead of Soup
"T IS a good tlmo to carry through mu
L nlclpal proJectsWhen labor is plentiful.
Tho unemployed comprise an army which
wants to bo put to work and ought to bo
put to work. Councils appreciates the sit
uation and has begun to consider legisla
tion devised to release for uso funds now
lying Idle in the banks. Prompt action
relative to the loan bill ratified by tho
alAArn4 TiiAaaH rl11 nlA Hnl !.
munlty must take the form of oommon
.sense; that Is, the providing of Jobs Instead
;,. Police Humanity for the Weaker
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p. rrMs rouce .Bureau is to ne credited with
U.. JL another of the little humanities that make
i? lh0 PwaefV'BP of the public peace a fine and
aigmneo. tning. women ana r.-.uuren are to
have better care at the hands of the police.
fi.l Even though the;r bo convicted criminals.
they are not hereafter to suffer tho added
punishment of a trip in tho ill-ventilated, In
sanitary and of ten overcrowded police vans,
which are better described by the commoner
term "Black Marias."
t? .- Other paragraphs of Superintendent Robin-
cjjk'Bftn'a new order provide that physicians or
matrons must accompany women ana cnu-
drsn taken to hospitals, and consign respect-
' able destitute women to the House of Indus
try upon application at a police station. Such
' regulations mean not only a healthier com
a munlty, but greater respect for tho law.
Censorship a Blessing
fTTHB veil of secrecy drawn over tha details
JL of the ghastly European war haB its com
pensations. It Is sufficiently gruesome that
Uio primal passions qf tha combatants them
selves should be unleashed without tha added"
hsjTor of having ihem reflected In our land
-s&fj pease. Some day tha complete story will
1)0 tela by reneotive Historians, tut so much
Ctta$ must elapse before It can ba read that
t appeal to man's barbaric Instincts will
be slight. Enough Is already known to
eyk our pity and cause all Americans to
ray for a lo.nsr era of paaee. War Is organ
ftA savagery oven at Its feast, and tba vlr
'titee developed by tha martial arts ara In
jjjtftastmal compared with the vices en-
Temperance Movement Growing
jrnrt&KK distinct and unsenfusabls methods
.JL tw t octttro! 9t tha lUiuw traffla by tho
.?r a . ..a... ,.... ... w .
ai HOW oeioir (AK.uiiDijr uw ".wiy - ,
-ranaftiil Tla Nrat, uatlewal preaibitieH, is
k panacea not ajona of tha ftttreina Um-jjarrnr-
4veatM(, but, stragt OMUgb. of
, tor ,ur of thouaMfti. ma who feat
Ijbt jbiWUtc. by any nWc mttt Uan taa
& &.& MtfiVMf
wealth Is sufficiently able to handle Its own
affairs. Prohibition won In Colorado, Ari
zona, Oregon and Washington this year, and
was defeated In Ohio and California.
Local option, tho thtrd method, finds Its
unit In county or township, tho county being
tho more faVorcd, There Is no doubt thnt as
nn experiment this, approach to the problem
Is tho most favored by conservative people.
Argument o gainst it, on the ground that It Is
almost Impossible to enforce tho will of the
people after they havo expressed It, Is met by
tho contention that If tho people who have
the power to make a law cannot or will not
en f oixo It they must suffer tho consequences
of their weakness or stiplncness.
One thing 1b clearly certain: the temper
ance movement In ono form or another Is
rapidly gathering momentum. 3onomlc
considerations, the palpable dangers growing
out of an nlllanco of tho liquor ring with
party politics and tho chivalrous thought
that tho strong arc rVcrywhcro giving to tho
weak are bound to keep the subject well to
tho front and win adherents to some corps
or other of tho antl-llquor army.
PHILADELPHIA can be congratulated on
tho lncreaso of Its coastwlso trade In tho
last year, but tho deplorable condition of Its
foreign business H nothing short of a disgrace.
Yes, indeed, there arc dimculttes, serious dim.
cultlen; but Is Philadelphia going to sit back,
and foolishly say, "Impossible!" and do
nothing? Of courso there are difficulties,
largely In conscquenco of short-sightedness
and Inaction In recent years; but Is Phila
delphia going 'to permit other cities, some of
them not nearly so well advantaged by
nature, to continue crowding this port down
tho list to a position of comparative unim
portance? There Is a vast amount of foreign business
which belongs to this port and which under
present conditions goes-through Now York.
Many exporters would ship from Philadel
phia but for discrimination by steamship
companies working in conjunction with rail
roads. Thnt is tho hardest part of tho
problom. Another nspect of tho situation lies
In tho undepondablllty of mutual promises
made by Bhtppcro and transportation lines.
Tho shippers will furnish tho cargoes If
adequate and pormanent transportation fa
cilities arc certain, but the establishment and
development of such facilities depend on tho
assuranco of sufficient continuous business.
In place of tho disjointed effort of separato
organizations to boom tho port of Philadel
phia, what Is needed Is a single, responsible
body of business men, charged with tho ono
task of promoting the Interests of this port,
acting as intermediary among all parties
concerned, armed with authority to promlso
and demand, capablo of affixing and em
powered to affix the seal of future certainty
to the results of negotiation.
Victory for Woman Suffrage
TWO more States, Montana and Nevada,
havo acknowledged woman's right to tho
ballot. Tho suffrago causo was completely
victorious on cloctlon day, though cam
paigns wero waged In soven States. Tho
campaigns wore lost In five of them, but
not tho causo; tho causo Is going on from
victory to victory, and tho two States nowly
won are added to nine other permanent argu
ments for tho complete enfranchisement of
women: Washington, Oregon, California,
Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado
and Kansas. What the cause has not won It
cannot lose. Neither can It lose what It
If progress toward Justice seems slow, bo
It remembered that the inertia of ages must
bo overcome; long-established errors of civi
lization must be clarified; habits of thought
rooted far back In primitive history must b
broken down. Habits of whatsoever kind are
neither formed nor destroyed in a day. The
cause' of woman suffrago Is fating well.
The causo of manhood suffrage was not won
in England until the latter part of the nine
teenth century, nftor hundreds of years of
aspiration and struggle.
Philadelphia's Schoolchild Army
WITH many American cities driven to
half-time school sessions In order to
accommodate all the children, Philadelphia
may bo well satisfied with its showing this
fall. Its quarter of a million pupils show an
advance In enrolment over last year. Less
than a twelfth of that number have been given
the employment certificates that are granted
between the ages of It and K. Tho number
of children unaccounted for by enrolment or
employment has been much reduced. So
much for progress.
Tho secretary of the Pennsylvania Child
Labor Association, however, brings up a
point where there stems' room for possible
Improvement. He urges physical examina
tion by physicians for all ohlldren granted
employment certificates. If tho city must
allow certain pupils of school age to go out
into Industry, It may at least make certain
that they go under no handicap of ill health.
Crimo Made to Order
THE "mock trial" of high sohool days Is
coming Into favor again. And official
favor at that. Ifew York city presents her
police department in a series of mammoth
reallstlo spectacles entitled "Justice as She
Policemen not only act out a trial soena as
a lesson to young patrolmen in proper court
room conduct. They go out in the street,
and, with tba aid of a friendly storekeeper or
two, enact tho crimes which supply tha meat
for tho "moot court" to chaw on.
But why all this private enterprise? It
may be necessary of tha New York police to
train hired witnesses In tho way that they
shoutd go; but has common or roof garden
crime made ltlf so scarce in Manhattan
that there must ba amateur products, on
which to practice?
Eight princes under tha sod are enough
for any war. Why add General von Klulc!
This morning trought a slight changa In
tha weather, with cloudy skies lnstaad of tha
clear blue of racent days. Variety may be
the spice of life, but not of weather.
Tha people who wonder how German
eruUers oan prey on the Allies' shipping for
three months without a coaling station for
get the bunkers of the captured ships'.
Tho progrestf of the war lndleates that It
will not be long, or not so long as was pre
dieted at first There Is a limit to the endur
ance of even German armies.
Meets, the "international art." is deter
mined, to be neutral. Following the lead
ot Messrs. Btekwskl. Muck, Damroeea and
Sttanksy, the director of tha St. Louis Or
feeatra annotim.es that Iris men wtil drop
tka way as a tepie at 6vwaUv Aad
tbece m tt aattowaHttoi m th t&od aluwwt
enoHirh to go eu4 MM? tho batMgwreata.
THE HANDS QF ESAU
Good Government "If "We Can Keep It" Remarkable Results Achieved
by Blankcnburg Administration Great Saving in the Departments.
The Making of Public Opinion.
"Tha voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
"TVte troiiiJcrs of life are not in deeds, but tn character, (liven the character,
the deed docs not surprise me. Let me took into the martyr's soul and see the per'
feet consecration which is burning there, and then there is no wonder tn mv spirit
when 1 see him. walking the next dau to the slake as to a festival. When once they
are the men they are, the things they do arc not wonderful," Phillips Brooks,
Belter government In Philadelphia is being slowly strangled. The Blankcnburg admlnlS'
tratlon of a few city offices expresses belter government just as completely as an mtfl-Tom-many
administration does in Neto York. The cold fingers of "The Organization," Philadelphia's
Tammany, twisting dexterously through a pliable majority in Councils and officials under coil'
trot, arc pressing hard on Us windpipe. Vnlcss pried off by the people themselves strangula
tion of better government must ensue. In the modest palaces behind the myriad Hco-story
red-brick fronts of working Philadelphia dwell the real beneficiaries of better government.
Their support atone means better government. The worst that can be said of people who
toll is that they arc sometimes too tired to study a public subject SOMETIMES, XOT AL
WAYS. No. XV "IF WE CAN KEEP IT"
SHORTLY after tho Constitutional Con
vention of 1787 had completed Its work a
Phlladclnhln Indv mcotlntr Benjamin Krank
lln asked him whether tho new Constitution
would glvo tho peoplo a republic or a mon
archy. "A republic, .madam," grufTly replied
Franklin, n twinkle lighting tho circle of his
eyes as he added, "If wo can keep It."
Our truo patriot of today Is tho man who
Is willing to sacrifice his time, his strength
and his property to removo political shamo,
reform political corruption nnd sustain bettor
government. Onco established, bettor gov
ernment Is ours, "If wo can keep It,"
To each generation of men como tho duties
of their day nnd hour. Tho courageous men
who fought and destroyed Tweed had a com
paratively brief period of bucccsb. Thoy wero
In office only a short time, and then only to
give tho municipality a thorough overhaul
ing. But never after was thero a body of
freebooters in control of Now York city who
equaled In nudaclty tho members of the
President Hndley, of Yale, often tells of a
man who objected loudly when a preacher
said that God was stronger than the devil.
"If tho devil possesses Inferior strength,"
said tho objector, "ho certainly has superior
It Is always after tho polltocrats win nn
election that tho cynic emerges from his
cavern with his creaky, discouraging voice.
His tongue In his cheek, ho passes from group
to group telling how theory Is one thing,
practlco another. And we havo to listen, for
the pill Is sugar-coated and offered as a euro
for tho disappointment ono naturally feels
over any advantage, even temporary, of a
"See how your precious theory worked,"
said one of thoso carpers this morning at
Broad and Chestnut streets as ho flourished
windmill arms. "Tell mo, please, where can I
find the free and Independent voter who
weighs carefully tho claims of the various
candidates and after profound meditation ar
rives at a perfect and sound Judgment be
fore the ballot box?" He went on:
"In practice, what does tho free and Inde
pendent voter do? Ho hunts up a professional-adviser,
a ward runner for Jim Mc
Nlchol and tho Varas, and from him gets the
desired Information about the candidates
nnd their qualifications for office. You must
admit It! As for myself, I wash my hands of
tho burdens of tho politically ignorant."
Then our misanthrope friend gives a sar
castic chuckle, tosses his head in the air,
swings his cane contemptuously and plunges
southwest across Broad street toward the
brownBtone stops leading up Into a red
fronted building. Who has not met him upon
all the bypaths of life? Ho Is the chill ono
finds In the early spring of every good deed.
What if all ho says is true? Tho more need
for lotting daylight Into politics. Tho ease
with which cynics detach themselves from a
struggling minority proves tha value as well
as the necessity to a community of tho men
who will light on. Is It not so? Up and at
them. There is nothing so quickening In
dreary existence as a good, hard, long fight
on the right aide.
So, you of the stout heart, let us turn north
on Broad street, and visit the floors in the
City Hall where better government is win
ning Its own way. No whimpering there.
This Is the real centra of unselfish clvlo en
deavor. Every crisis In life creatos Its cen
tral figure. In our country's criqls of liberty
we find George Washington. In our country's
crisis of equality we find Abraham Lincoln.
In our city's crisis of better government we
find Mayor Blankenburg and his band of
They are not worrying about the "politi
cally ignorant." They are getting results for
the people by outtlng the ground from under
the "politically wise." Only citizens who are
Jaundiced by self-interest will fall to rally
when the time comes to the support of men
who have stayed the hand of private profit
from stretching its fingers into the people's
In 1911 tha price paid by the dty for ordi
nary milk was 7V4 cents per quart. A bettor
quality of milk Is now being bought for 8
cents per quart. Tho city uses mora than a
million and a quarter quarts yaarly In its
various institutions. This is a fact of in
terest for our friend tho cynic, who turned
south on Broad street.
Or let us take coal. Philadelphia uses
mora than a quarter of a million tons annu
ally in tho various public buildings. Di
rector Herman Loeb, of the Department of
Supplies, last year saved $128,288 on coal
alone. This means he spent that much less
than was spent for coal In the last year of
the Reybum administration. Is not this an
achievement for tha people?
It Is not necessary to build a fire under
Philadelphia taxpayer to set him thinking.
He is watching and waiting. Now, what an
officeholder may dc at Washington or Har
rlsburg is of small moment compared with
tha transactions In City Hall. The latter are
close at hand and can be Investigated by
every taxpayer for himself. There Is no pri
vate entrance to the Mayor's office.
Meanwhile Just run down the list of sup
plies bought by the city last year and com
pare the purchases with those made by tha
former administration. Tha comparisons am
staggering. Think of cutting down tha cost
of a barrel of flour J1.84! We use about 10,404
barrels annually. In packing material Mr.
Leeb saved J3709; lumber. 834,895; hardware,
$8631 lead, 828E0; Iron water pipe, 87IT4; sta
tionery. 15188; beef. $7615. and equally large
saving tn many other products used by the
These savings were made for the public In
the faee of almost Insurmountable dlfnoul
tls, for not only have the institutions sup
pNed larger population, but there asa been
as lMreace la the ooet at living that U
kMsra to every toat UoueewWe, Mr- Loeb.
a oufet. ttQsiwim sort of mao, has wo pm
agent. Ho, like other, officials of tho Blanken
burg administration, has sitblltno faith that
the people will find out for themselves tho
vnluo of a good public servant.
If Councils would only appropriate tho
money needed for tho Department of Hup
pIIps for a full year still further savings
would be mado by Mr. Loeb. Then, and only
thon, could advantageous contracts bo mado
with reputable business concerns for supplies
to last 12 months. Again we find Councils
hindering better government.
In tho Department of Public Safety, pre
sided over by a highly conscientious nnd ablo
young man, Director George D. Porter, wo
find not one, but a dozen real accomplish
ments for tho people. Tho training school
for pollco service, together with tho thrco
platoon system nnd tho careful drill and In
spection service, was a feature of Improve
ment that has helped raise the efficiency,
appearance and comfort of tho police,
Thero Is no graft In the pollco department,
and tho city Is cleaner than It ever was with
respect to tho handling of the social evil nnd
tho elimination of speakeasies and gambling.
Citizens know this. They don't havo to go
to any ward leader for tho Information.
Mr. Porter In tho conduct of tho Bureau
of Flro has also shown special excellence.
He has reduced tho averago flro loss. Ham
pered by rotten hoso bought In tho closing
days of tho Royburn administration and an
obsoloto equipment, ho has mndo marked
progress. Although his efforts In tho public
weal havo been blocked at every turn by
CouncllH, Director Porter can well bo proud
of tho showing ho has made.
It Is tho same In tho Department of
Wharves, Docks and Ferries, tho Department
of Public Works and other Important
branches of tho municipal service. All are
giving something In tho way of actual efforts
to the taxpayers, and thoy constltuto tho
seed plot, tho nursery of better government.
Thoso who aro engaged in the great work of
municipal house-cleanlnff can afford to let
the cynic nmuso himself, for workers know
that cleaning tha sewers abates malaria and
burning tho nests caueos tho rats to evac
uate. Ever pause to think that tho facts, views
and motives which are revealed to tho read
ors of this newspaper may not bo familiar to
tho readers of countless other newspapers of
equal good Intent, but different methods of
presentment? Each publication has a per
fect right to feel that It alone has tho proper
understanding of the needs of tho public.
Besides, writers as well as speakers accus
tomed to being frank with themselves are
aware that many of their readers and listen
ers may have a large personal Interest In
tho subject up for discussion. It Is obvious
that the worklngman finds hla chief solace
In the columns that advocate only better pay
and shorter hours, while the employer halls
as his very own tho editorial page that Im
poses constant restrictions upon organized
But when It comes to the taxpayer, a plane
has been reached upon which all classes can
feel the shoulder touch. That is why tho
struggle to give Philadelphia better govern
ment deserves, first, the olose attention and,
second, the support of nn undivided people.
Hero Is a case where those contractor over
lords whose solo business It Is to direct tho
taxpayers how to voto must march to tho
rear. They may fill the State and Federal
offices with men who are loyal to them first
and the people afterward, but when it comes
to the municipal offloes, the centralized extra
legal government of the contractor overlords
can be broken down. For the people havo
tho close opportunity for self-study of tha
local problem, to get first-hand Information
by word of raoutn and plenty of time a
The real test of our ability as a municipal
ity is to Judge of the evidence before us.
Every political group worthy of the name
has a right wing of conservatism and a left
wing of radicalism. There Is also a middle
division. From one of these three bases ono
can applaud such hopes In municipal better
government as have turned out to be reali
ties. Approval of the right and denunciation
of tha wrong la not leaving one's political
One can always think quietly, talk It all
over with a good neighbor and now and then
write a letter to one's favorite newspaper,
setting free the frank opinion of tho . lndl
vldual. The editor may seem austere, but,
friend taxpayers here Is a secret your let
ter when It comes is meat and drink to him.
For, after all, publlo opinion Is made In the
homes of the readers. Newspapers are but
great ears, pushed far forward on the head
of civilization straining to catch the first
sounds of a publlo wish and then bellow it
forth in megaphone tones. Writers only
strive to hold a magnifying glass on passing
events, and now and then they throw their
picture on too large a screen, and it blurs
and flickers. But the outline Is there for
even the most distant to see.
CRISES IN GREAT LIVES
Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Kitchener of
Khartoum, master-mind of the British army
in Us present war, came to the turning point
of his career in the Soudan 18 years ago. He
was already a major general, Sirdar of her
Majesty's troops In Bgypt, but It was the
battle of Omdurman which was the critical
moment of his career.
The decision which Kitchener was called
upon to make was so trivial that It seems
parous, but Its effects were terribly sig
nificant to Egypt and to England both. An
array of dervishes was 1000 miles away from
Kitchener. He decided to build a railway.
Simple, indeed, but that railway won all
Bgypt, and the fact that Kitchener could
decide to waste, apparently, two years In
the undertaking Is tha greatest tribute to
bis genius. For two years Kitchener built.
Then he fought. He bad M.ftW men; the
dervib were at least M.QM strong.
About 8,89 one moraiug of September,
18M. the dervishes began to come on. la
their whit lvxe lrew?s thj k-vkvd in the
distance like an army of banners. Careless
of death, which Insured Immortal happiness,
they ndvnneed Under tho British Arc, drop
ping by hundreds and , thbusands. About
throo hours of this, and tho British began
to echelon forward Into the plain, thinking
tho battle well over. But tho Khallf had
divided his army, nnd hardly did the British
appear when they wero mot with a terrific
onslaught. Betwoen two compact bodies of
dervishes yawned a deep ravine. Into it tho
British commander hurled his lancers Into
it, through It and beyond, a charge ao mad
as Balaklava, but this lime, under tho tor
rlflu driving power of Kitchener's fierce per
sonality, a success. Onco tho British had
gono through tho fate of tho dervishes was
A few days later tho British had entered
Khartoum and wero giving tho honor of
mllltnry burial to Gordon, who had beon
killed thero 14 years before,
THE PRESS ON ELECTIONS
Comments on Tuesday's Results In Pennsylvania
From th WllmlnKton Kvenlns Journal.
Democratic wnrfaro upon American business;
Democratic destruction of American prosper
ity; Domocrallo Impairment of wago-earnlng
capacity; Democratic harassment of the trans
portation linos of our country; Democratic
assaults upon the values of Investments; Demo
cratic violation of solemn platform pledges;
Democratic iliinjlclty In dealing with the Ameri
can peoplo; Democratic extravagance In the
expenditure of public funds; Domocrotlo Impo
sition of a war tax upon a peoplo at peace with
nil tha world, and Democratic disregard of all
the safeguards of the civil service were sting
Ingly rebuked by the great American electorate.
A Flace in the Sun
From the New York Tribune.
It Is the Republican party's place In tho sun,
not that of the old reactionary bosses, that was
won on Tuesday. This Is tho party's oppor
tunity, not that of Barnes, PenroFO and their
kind. If tlio bosses treat It as their own then
they will Invite a repetition of 1912, for the
peoplo ininlsli unprofitable servants swiftly.
The men who left tho party to strlko at tha
reactionary bosses came back to It to strike
at Wilson. Thoy can bo kept In It. They can
bo alienated from 11 In such numbers as to make
1916 another overturn. It Is up to the pro
gressiva clement In tho Republican party. Tues
day's victory was not a victory for reaction,
though reaction came riding In along with the
Penrose a Democratic Asset
From the New Tork Globe.
A mistake will bo made If tho Penroses and
the Cannons construe what 1ms hnppencd ns
their victory. Thoy wrecked their party two
years ago by forcing, through control of tho
party machinery, n nomination that tho party
had declared Itself averse to. The spirit of their
leadership was condemned at tho polls not only
by n plurality for President Wilson, but by a
larger popular voto for Colonel Roosevelt thon
for Mr. Taft. If tho Republican party hopes to
win In two years it must keop In tho back
ground Its old reactionary element nnd turn for
Its leadership to progressive members of tho
party. Let It bo clear that the old standpatlsm
Is In control and that It has not learned any
thing, and tho progressive clement In tho party.
Instead of trying to maintain a new organiza
tion, will support President Wilson by millions.
Tho best thing for tho Wilson Administration
yosterday was tho return to Congress of a num
ber of Republican Bourbons. Intelligent Re
publican activity should run In the direction of
minimizing their Influence.
Penrose Still Penrose
From tho Boston Transcript.
In Pennsylvania a Republican landslide Is
responsible for the return of Penrose, an evi
dence, wo hope, not of tho approval or popular
ity of that personality, but, rather, of tho
enduring strength and vitality of the Republican
party, whoso cardinal principle of protection has
long been the source of the Keystone State's
prosperity. Tho voters of Pennsylvania this
year could not resist the opportunity to protest
against the closing of tha Industries of their
State by the Underwood tariff and the throwing
of thousands of men out of work, even in order
to doal with an undesirable like Penrose, It Is
the cause, not the candidate, for whom Penn
sylvania has rolled up over 200,000 majority.
A Tonic to Business
From tha New Tork Evening- Mall.
Tho result will be a tonic to business. Con
fidence In a Republican victory in 1916 Is
Justified by the figures of yesterday's election,
and anticipation of It will lead to business activ
ity and development.
Yesterday marked the close of the era of De
mocracy nnd depression; today the country
enters on a new era of Republicanism, optimism
Tho Party of Lincoln
From the Cincinnati Tlmea-Star.
It was a great victory for the Republican
party. That party has held to Its principles;
It has not kowtowed to the demagogues who
tried first to coerce and later to annihilate It
The self-seekers who have bedn making their
way In politics and In Journalism by preach
ing wild theories that wero either nonsense
or revolution have had their day. The people
are coming book to a Republican way of
thinking. The party of Lincoln has enor
mously Improved Its position for the great
battle of 1916.
Last Court of Appeal
From the Boston Poat.
The people of this nation are the court of
Iast- appeal In polltlos. Today they appear
to criticise the Democratic Administration.
But they ara open to conviction, and If Dem
ocratic policies and achievements are shown
to be good, as the party leaders believe them
to be, they will cheerfully reverse that criti
cism in 1616. In n word, Tuesday's elections
were suggestive, but not; necessarily pro
Verdict on the Tariff
From the Brldceport (Conn.) Standard.
By rallying to the defense of their Industries
that are suffering from the effeots of the Under
wood tariff and are threatened with further
Instalments of repressive legislation, Con
necticut has done much for herself and for every
manufacturing district In the country. Even
though it is probable that the Democrats will
retain control of the House by a narrow major
ity such an emphatlo expression of disapproval
on the part of the moat distinctively Industrial
State In the Union cannot be disregarded by
the Administration. Democratic! survivors from
Northern States will be encouraged to stand up
for their own oonvictlons Instead of obeying
meekly the White House edicts.
Popular Song Not Played in Church Report
To the Editor In Evening Liiiftrt
Sir In a recent Issue of your paper you
stated a certain piece, which the Inoloaed clip
ping names, was played in St. Patrick's Church
instead of the usual hymn. This, my dear dr.
Is a tissue of malicious falsehoods and an In
sult to old 8t Patrick's, with its glorious record
of over three-quarter of a century and reo
rgmzed In the United States and Canada as an
example of what is proper in Catholio Church
The class of music you refer to is not even
known fey me, much less to substitute it for
a hymn, and not the class of rauslo I would
cater to after an experience of 5 years and a
reputation for a high standard of muslo known
Your Informant must have put a Joke over
on tha Kvenino Lsdosb. or he is grossly Ignor
ant of what occurs in St Patrick's, and more
so when we have the musical editors of two
of our dally papers, who attend every Sunday
and were dumfounded when they read the
article. Why, the pleee you refer to would not
be tolerated in the poorest or smallest Catho
lio church. P. J. SHEA.
Oreanlat and Musical Director, St. Patrick's
HIS Green avenue. Weebnouat, P. Q.
IThe artlole referred to; stated that 'It's a
Long, Long Way to Tlpperary" had been played
in St Patrick's, Instead of the usual hymn.
The report came from ft, source usually trust
worthy. It Is apparent that It had no baste
in fact, and Mr Shea's letter Is published as a
correction. Editor of the Hyeniko Lbdoek.
Famous it Birth.
Froa the New Oileass Btala.1
0a MA who aajkda't worry about la&lOaff
a uama tor himself Is General Klckeiaontbe-
h.lut-L it the HujMiAu army.
Onr Dr. Graves on tho War
(Net ty tSs Kaiser's Most Vtty Bptet&t
Naver having seen the personal Kaiser,
noblest of all spy employers, before, I wm
rather amazed at his frankness. It also
amused me to notice that ha was so thor
oughly human ho moved his lower Jaw
when ho talked like any eohmunsar of tho
"Karl," ho said anxiously, "you must go
to Dieppo tonight. I know that you havo an
engagement with tho Prince of B at
8:15 In tho Ruo des Soupcons, for you see,
despite your best efforts, I am my own per
sonal spy. But you must not go to Paris
tonight. You must go to Dieppe," ,
"Sire," I bowed humbly. When tha per- t
sonal Kaiser spoke ono always bowed
"Because I am going to havo a war. un
derstand, you must say nothing of this to
any ono. Tho papers have published it, my
armies aro marching upon Paris but that Is
a secrot. Go to Dieppe. Tako with you tho
off hind leg from my personal rabbit. Glvo
that oft hind leg to " (hero tho Kaiser
lowered his volco so that I could not hear
tho name). But I know it was la fits du la
"It shall be done, Sire," I said, bowing
O, Plnchot retired early, Tuesday evening.
Nick Romanoff is thinking of taking a fly
ing trip to Borlln. How about It, Willie?
F. Villa, tho popular general and President-maker,
nnd friends aro taking a walk
ing tour through Moxlco these days. Frank -
savs tho cllmato Is good.
C. Brlckloy Is fooling botter.
Several Gormans aro cruising In tho South
ern Pacific this fall. Thoy say it is qulto
K. Albert of Belgium and hero-and-thera
Is In training for the all-around event at the
B. Penrose will return to Washington
after nn absence.
To Post-Mortem Victims
Now in our midst is a person redundantly
Ho who has found for all national evils the)
Alt of our efforts to crush htm and all of
All of our cunning Is vain, and wo haa
Hear him dilate on election results and fa
talities; Hark to his odious, tlrcsomo "What did I
Listen to all of his ancient remarks and a
Throttlo tho impulse to tear at his features
Swear, If you must, but remember the ob
ject is pitiful,
Nearly as many as sands on the shore of
Realize now that of post-mortem pestsj
thero'a a city-full,
Get reconciled as a victim of driveling glee. j
Mako up your mind to submit to tho kicks !
and tho muttertngs,
What, though theyro old as tho hills and
you know thorn by rote;
What, though you know that tho man who
gives voice to tho sputtorings
More thnn nil others and loudest of all
Mercurial Observations ,
Tho City Hall reporters frequently turn
In hot stuff In tholr routine. For Instance,
thero Is tho llro record.
Strango that such stuff should get tho
cold shoulder, llko hotalr, Isn't It?
And that a cold glare from an acquaint
ance gets ono hot under tho collar?
Thon there Is the llttlo man who gots cold
feet when his argument with a bigger man
The dog stood on tho railroad track,
Tho train was coming fast
The dog stepped off the railroad track
And let the train go past.
Jndlowker, tho favorite tenor of tho Royal
Opera, although a Russian subject, has not
been discharged by tho management, but his
salary has bcon reduced from 75,000 barks
to 12,000 marks. Musical Courier.
Which is, in a manner of speaking, qulto
a reduction, and one which Herr Jadlowker
In reviewing a now musical comedy the
In some cases accurate New York Herald
calls It first "Suzl," then "Suzlo" and finally
"Spzl." A few more variations and n dash
of garlic would make Hungarian goulash out
Mollnscs Join Allies!
Teutons in Belgium Cut Down by Land
and Sea Shells. Headline In Chicago Tri
bune. Things They Hissed
Villains and the Irish Playboy
Never please the first row Gayboy,
Burlesque shows and Low Brow Dramas
Might fetch Thibet's Dalai Lamas.
Plays by Galsworthy and Ibsen
Do not draw the pay of Gibson.
An expectant world is wondering whether
J. Bruce Ismay, 'ero of the Tltanlo disaster,
has enlisted. Perhaps the Horse Marines
have him In their salty grasp.
Tho Threat Militant
Husband (to squabbling wife) Look here,
Mary Ann, if you don't stop fighting I'll go
to Europe and enlist. I want peace, 1 dot
Outside In Stuff
Admiral Graf von Snee was In command
of tho German fleet which destroyed tha
British off the Chilian coast. Were a prize
offered, it might be might be, remember
stated that the Kaiser did It with his
an!cker-J3nee laughingly, as It were.
The Soul of Musio Reverberates
Miss Phoebe Tlbbets is one of the most ac
complished and versatile belles in the whole
county and Green Bay la Justly proud of her.
After having established her reputation as
the most divine of concertina players, whose
beauty of soul has charmed many, she has
taken up tho study of that difficult Instru
ment, the trombone. Her many admirers
predict that she will develop Into a great
artiste. Kentucky Illuminator.
Tho Babbling Fool
It Is a very queer thing that now. 138
years after the Declaration of Independence,
there should still be such a clamor about
sending honest men to perform the Im
portant functions of government. For a,
country which Is, like the res.t df humanity,
49 per cent, rascal, 49 per cent, fool and t
per cent, scattering, to send an honest or a
wise man to make its laws would be sui
cidal. Wo may send a comparatively wise,
or a fairly honest, man and manage somehow
to live through it. But if he is a llttlo too
honest, or a shade too wise, wa wilt never
send him again.
And a very good thing It Is. Wise people
are always logical people: they know what
Is best for everybody and they make a spe
cial point of cramming that best down
everybody's throat That is undemocratic
We Americans are good democrats. Wo In
sist upon the right to ba both bad and fool
ish. And men who ara not 49 per cent,
rascals are usually Intolerable people to live
with. Things which ore so hard for every
body else seem so easy to them that they
can't understand the need of being- rascally,
which is a fundamental need df the pres
ent and highly admirable human consti
tution. l?nK." w! A tota ad villain to
make the laws for us we will be sure that
we can keep the law. One we send honeii
f KFW having excellent
break- we will ba virtu, even U w hava
to be hyvocritoa to 4o fB"j