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riltLABELrillA, mlPAY, NOVKMnKlt 13. 191.
Hcnublican Opportunity in Hnrrisburg
THE splendid Republican majority In the
Legislature t Horrlsburg must justify
tho support given by tho large progressive
and Independent vote of tho Commonwealth.
There 'is no doubt that lens of thousands of
Washington pnrty citizens who voted for
Unodovolt In 1912 came back to tho O. O. P.
i' this year In tho belief that Republicanism has
been or will be purified and cnastenou.
Tmuhtless this Is true. But tho legislators
I must be scrupulously dlllgont In Interpreting
tho mood of the poople.
About tho middle of the last century the
Chartist movement in England was very
similar to the Progresslvo movement In
'.America. For a whllo It looked aa though
If would retire both of tho old parties and
xnako an entlroly now alignment. But tho
Liberals under Russell, Bright, Cobden and
Gladstono took practically all that was vital
and pressing In Chartism and Incorporated it
in legislation. Thtfn Chartism ceased as a
party and as a propaganda.
Willi Doctor Brumbaugh leading tho party
In the State, himself pledgud to many of tho
measures approved by the majority of tho
Pennsylvania voters In 1012, there should bo
constructive and remedial legislation of no
uncertain kind. And this not only for tho
eako of tho benefit tho measures will confer,
but for tho honor and permanency of tho
Municipal Clearing House
THB most romantic thing in American de
velopment Is tho administration of a
growing city. Having at last cast off the
party politics tradition In municipal govern
ment, nearly every city of Importance is try-inn-
adventures of its own. Some of theso
Br have been successful and many are still In
the experimental stage.
The gathering of the Mayors In Philadel
phia will form a clearing house, In which
each executive will Place whatever his ex
perience has gleaned at the disposal of all
tho rest. Beyond this tho conference will
be a municipal laboratory, where all pro
prams will be put to tho test. That much
gain will result from such an Interchange of
Ideas no ono con doubt.
No Intervention Yet
t, TNSURRECTION has" become a habit with
JL the Mexicans. No promise of peace ever
seems to come to fruition. Whether Huorta
could have established himself if President
Wllson'a moral discrimination had not made
him taboo no ono will venture to say. It
may be seriously doubted, however, whether
the United States can continue to be a pre
monitory Judgment Day. Carranza and Villa
aro now at odds, and we sholl have another
long film of spectacular Bavagery unreeled
Just across tho border.
There may come a time when definite In
tervention will be necessary upon our part,
but that tlmo Is not yet. If the events of
two years ago did not warrant it, the situ
ation today certainly does not. All Ameri
cans' have had ample opportunity to get out
of tho country; American Investments In
property are In no worse plight than they
have been for many months: tho responsi
bilities of Uhe Monroe Doctrine have not
grown suddenly peremptory.
Let the Mexicans fight it out in their own
blind and wild way until America can for
mulate, a loBlcal and workable policy. But
L- in the meantime It were foolish to withdraw
I. our forces from Vera Crua. They form tho
ft one point of stability and guarantee any at
titude we may take.
Militarism and Millinery
FORTY million dollars' worth of women's
bats, designed and made In America, will
be sold this year. The glory of Paris Is de
parting, never to return. We may go to the
cay capital to touch up our dull and Jaded
,tanperaments with Its delectable pleasures,
ghat we can find ana worsrop mo v.
twLihlon behind the back of the Btatue of
' liberty. This is a sack of Paris of which no
pat ever sans or propnet nazaroea a pr
dlctlon. America's Boarders
IN HER first book. Mary Antln moved us
all with the report she gave of that thrill,
compounded of gratitude, of released ambi
tion felt by the alien who lands on these
BHorea. It waa a moving, but especially
flutwring, tribute eilka to us and to the new
2Lr who otraye to us. But Miss Antln'a
jnoand hook was atnereni. n uv
fZ.?nLt tha arroir&nee ef the alien who sl-
(lBX feels that he owns the country.
Wlta an ur nuaji"'""j - -
-here. It must be owned that he htm
a tendency to fter the boarding house, Are
th proprietor and try to run the plant him
, m the lAwreewse strike eeoorred.
a eoe4 many of us were alarmed At thl new
Jaitem te ear life. U eeeseed as If our
ar vWtora were Uill t exaoUnfc Tfcey
Xltolr k! w symomtie. waa
aSSiwMto of the sjHeadfel energies ad
ZL.-,,-ii mrtta- ? wli.
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BVfitoUNG Lfit)GER-PHILADEHIA FBIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 10U.
not yet tho Ideal democracy wo hope to be.
But take tis as wo aw, aro we not nearer
to democmcy than the countries who are
now slaughtering tholr best workers on tho
futile firing line? At home In tho land of
their birth our aliens might now bo shoot
ing each other full of ' silly Miqles. Uero
thoy are at peaco and at work. Tho board
ing house Is not so bad after all. T
kickers arc apt to be more contented with
tho faro than they wore a little vh(le back.
Organized Labor and Experience
EVERY; movement is composed of two'elft
monts, the radical nnd tho conservative.
Already In tho meetings of tho American
Federation of Labor the radical wing is
pressing- Its views with tho ardor that usually
characterizes extremists. Irt tho various
bod!esof Union labor, from the local up to
the Federation, tho radicals aro generally
young, aggressive. Indefatigable men who
have not known the sobering of experience.
In courso of tlmo they may tone down, for
all hlBtory proves that the real and vahlnblo
changes to tho structure of human "ocloty
come by evolution rather than by rovbliitlon.
Tho extravagances of organized labor have
come, In nearly all enscs, through the default
of tho older and witer men. These abstain
from attending the regular meetings of their
body, perhaps because they have be'eomc
weary of resisting their Impetuous fellow
members or perhaps because their Interest
for tho time being has been otherwise en
gaged. This may prove a fatality to tho en
tire labor movement. It Is to be hoped that
durlrig tho sessions of the Federation being
held in Philadelphia all tho men who feol tho
responsibility resting upon them to represent
thoso who havo crcdenllalcd them wilt never
fall to bo present at the meetings. The ex
tremists must not bo allowed to push the
program of labor bcjontl tho point that ex
perience has proved to bo both dcslrablo and
workable. This also applies to ninny local
unions, many of thorn having como to grief j
becauso their affairs havo been surrendered
Into the hands of tho thoughtless nnd Incx
Three Centuries Apart
NEARLY threo hundred years ago a band
of earnest men and womon who hated
oppression and yenrncd for freedom left Hol
land with their faces set westward. Tho
land to which those exiles came Is now Bond
ing food-laden vessels to her Ambassador In
tho Netherlands for distribution among the
Belgian sufferers. Tho pages of history wllt
forever tell tho sad and noble story of that
first winter on Plymouth Bay, when tllo
flower of tho colonists starved and died In
tholr now home. But It Is moro than a
memory; tho spirit of It has been built Into
tho tempcramont of tho American people,
nnd on every needful occasion It Is manifested
In some dood of charity to the unfortunates
of other countries. The Thelma and tho ships
that are to follow her are the symbols of
sympathy from a pcoplo whose foreboars
taught them the grandeur of heroic self
sacrifice. Tide of Threatened Childhood
PHILADELPHIA'S Juvonlle Court Judge
can hardly be accused of overstatement
when he says: "Tho child problem Is per
haps the most important problem before us
In dealing with criminology. Tho more wo
do for the child now tho less wo havo to do
for tho man." It Is a lesson that the public
Is only slowly learning. It has taken a stu
pendous effort on tho part of America's
Juvenile courts to drlvo It home.
Two things make the wayward child
heredity and environment. Often enough
heredity's contribution Is only a heightened
sensitiveness and more determined initiative
things that, directed aright, make the great
men of the world. But environment, com
pounded of poverty and evil associates, steps
In. and there is one moro case to add to the
B00O that tho House of Detention has had to
deal with since tho year began. Everything
It can do to stem this tide of threatened
childhood deeorves Philadelphia's applause.
Birth of a New Great Britain
ONLY war problems and war finances will
be considered by the British Parliament In
its present session. Tho Conservative Op
position has pledged Its full support to the
Ministry, thus bringing about a harmony
never before known in the House of
Germany entirely miscalculated when she
banked on home rule dissension to divide
the British Isles in case of war. Not only
has the Irish question fallen Into the place
of fi. trivial detail, but the disestablishment
of the Welsh Church and the fiscal question
are now considered almost as irrelevant. Bit
terness against the titled aristocracy neces
sarily faded away when every list of cas
ualties contained the names of scions of no
blo families. Indeed, officers with titles have
fallen out of all proportion to tbe number
In face of the peril of national disaster, the
old divisions of AngJos, Saxons, Normans,
Celts, Gaels and Ssots have melted away
and for the first time In history Great Britain
la a unit.
Postmaster Santa Claus
NO ONE should let the Belgian relief ship.
ear out his charltabla Impulses. Christ
raw la not a great way off. Already HUle
Oncers laborintr with big. Inky pens In
the process" of manufacturing pathetic ap
peals to Santa via the postofflce. Every year
thousands of trusting children drop these
appeala Into the welcoming maw of the
friendly letter box. And every year the
postmaster turns over these letters to repu
table Individuals or Institutions. Answer
ing them la aa sweet a charity aa any one
may ask to gladden hla soul In the season
of good cheer.
There have been dead men before Roger
Bngtand feels the "buy-a-bale" propa
ganda, and responds by reopening the Liver
pool Cotton Exchange.
Sam Waller must be in the headline busl
neoa: "Supplied. Kaj-laruhe'a Coal la Charge
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With New Yoricera faolng a, turkey-leas
ThankagivlfieT on aeeount of ,the quarantine
on live atoek and poultry. FhlladelBhU, Hy
yet have to equip a Thelma for relief nearer
JlllHona of wrga ahlpped from New York
fet the British 'army way be a cbeerisg evl
dtaee of proaResiaa trade, but the ultimate
ee&sqi-er Ut so Uakled t the laeri ed de
8U4 h the lra4y wfrwrka he,
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six tbta stfmlBg ew one of th4e brilMt
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THE FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE
Authoritative Discussion of Its Transmission nnd Effects Highly Con
v tagious Character Renders Vigorous Measures Necessary.
Precaution Among Human Beings Is Wise.
n..- f it.. 4inol of Vrtnliurr
TH11 nlnrm and anxiety created among vet
crlnniy sanitarians by tho appearance of
aphthous fever or, as It Is moro commonly
called, foot and mouth disease, Is duo to tho
highly contagious character of tho malady
and to tho fear that It may cscapo from
control and become permanently established
In this country. Usually, It Is not a very
fatal disease, except among young1 animals,
but It renders dalfy cows usetoss for a con
siderable time and causes a loss of flesh 'In
meat-producing animals, Whllo tho necessary
iiunrnntlno restrictions seriously Interfere
with tho trnfllc In llvo stock and in certain
farm products llko hay and straw. Tho Iobs
Is often greater than If denth occurred at
once. In tho countries of Continental Europe
where tho disease hns galricd a foothold, It
has been the cnuio of enormous losses and
THB virus which causes tho disease Is
tin own oft by tho Infected anlmat In tho
saliva, which dribbles from the mouth In
largo quantity; In tho discharges from the
sores on tho foot, In tho milk and In tho ex
crement discharged from tho body Stables,
stock yards and rnllrond cars occupied by
diseased animals nro contaminated with tho
virus and healthy nnlmals subsequently
placed In such pluccs nro likely to becomo
infected and may carry the Infection great
distances on their hair nnd feet. For In
stance, Ii IPOS 21 cattle, which wcro subse
quently found to be Infected with foot nnd
mouth dlsense, occupied a pen In the biock
ynr,ig nt Detroit for two hours, during which
time they were fed nnd watered. A lot of
bulls which were placed In this pen four days
later carried the Infection to tho Buffalo
stock yards, and cattlo shipped from tho pons
occupied by tho bulls In tho Buffalo yards
carried tho illseaso to various points In Now
York, .Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Hoy nnd straw stored In Infected premises,
litter nnd manuro from places gccuplcd by
dlsensed animals, and hides from Infected
nnlmals may also carry tho Infection Horses,
although practically lmmuno to the disease,
may carry tho virus on their hair and feet.
Persons attending to diseased animals may
carry the virus on their clothing and hands
and, subsequently, Infect other animals with
which they come In contact. In tho 1908 out
break of the dlseaso a man, hearing that his
son's cattle had tho disease, visited tho placo
and then returned home, a distance of threo
miles, and cared for his own cow. In a few
days this cow developed tho disease.
Tho disease Is readily transmitted om ono
animal to another. If an animal affected
with the dlseaso Is placed among a lot of
healthy ones, one after another of the latter
will become infected until all are diseased.
In 1008 a farmer had a cow In a pasturo In
which several cattle from Buffalo had been
placed. Six days after tho arrival of the
cattle from Buffalo he removed tho cow to
his own barn. Sovon days later all of tho
cattlo on tho place, 10 In number, showed
symptoms of foot and mouth disease.
N ACCOUNT of the highly contagious
character of tho disease, vigorous meas
ures are necessary to prevent tho spread of
the Infection. Communication with Infected
premises must be prohibited as far as possi
ble and nothing which may carry the Infec
tion can be permitted to bo removed from tho
placo until after It has boon properly disin
fected. Those caring for diseased nnd ex
posed animals must be required to wear spe
cial clothing and footgear for this purpose
and to disinfect the hands carefully on leav
ing tho stable. Inspectors clothe themselves
entirely In rubber, including rubber boots,
gloves and hat, and this clothlpg Is disin
fected and fumigated after each Inspection
A bowle knife, the blade of which slid Into
the handle, waa called an "Arkansas tooth
pick." Gaultlor, in hla "American Ballads,"
Sastralghtway leaped the valiant Sllngsby
Into armor of Seville,
With a strong Arkansas toothpick
Screwed In every Joint of steel.
A cockatrice was a fabulous animal of
the basilisk species. Its distinguishing
characteristic was a crest or comb like a
rooster's. Sir Thomas Browne, In his Vul
uar Errors," draws a clear distinction be
tween a cockatrice and a basilisk. He even
nrguos for the existence ,of such an animal.
Shakespeare, in "Romeo and Juliet,' says:
.. gay thou but T
And that bare vowel, 'I,' shall poison
Than the death-darting eye of the
"Drat "em" and "od rot 'em are said to
be contractions of "May the gods outroot
Fops' Alley waa located In Her Majesty's
Theatre. London. It waa a promenade down
the centre of the pit and between the latter
and the boxes. There the beaux of the day
were wont to stroll between tne acis. -Sianglng
criticisms on the muslo and the
Singers? and ogling the belles In the boxes.
That ancient wheeze about the man who
had been to a dog fight and waa asked
5.iT-. t, r th other dog had won has
a narallel In real life. Thla occurrence la
not aa old aa the wheeze, having happened
only as late as 1371. " so happened that
fntha"year Aubrey de Montdldler. a aoldler
at France, was murdered, supposedly by his
comrade. Richard de Macalre. The former
dog. a sole witness to the murder, harassed
Jllcalre so continuously and persistently
that Charles V. hearing of It. ordered a fight
between man and dog. The dog killed Ma.
calre and was acclaimed aa his master's
avenger. , ,
At twilight time, when tho lamps are lit,
AcSSSU?ll? .. -untaln a.de-
ZlTrfAx cb.r-. -on.
rha tiasser-by and evtry one.
Sd we pause at mllklng-Ume to hear
m. reekUaa caroling, .hrlll and la lear
fil. Ursa and awlft and valeroue troll,
Ribald, rollicking, scornful, droll.
5- on. might : '" '".f'f!
To ho ho and a bottle of rural
Tt well I wot there la little eaae
WheTe the turkey, root In .
But rante foreboding", canny arid grim.
A. they ahlft and shiver along tbe limb,
aJU the dog fllnee back an answer brief
(Cum a' the honat man en the thief),
ind the eat, till now Intent to rove.
Not that aha faars the rogoe on the hill s
But no mlee remain, and tho nlibt is cbtn.
A row. Uke a watchman of the .kU.
ThT ri-ree over the ara-te lae
Piured a sMe oa It upper edge.
lid ftar eeyote walta bb more,
Kwtor that V"
iT-mAm iol7-lt eool aad wWi,
Tto TiibWU play awt th rlHa Set.
FkEUe. ul mbU, karylf.
f7?,.T juw wllta U aFge ef. spites .
Fain fewer. -ekl ...
Medicine, tnlrmlft of rnnlnl
The regulations must be stringent to bo ei
fecttve. Wheic tho number of anlmftii con-
corned Is not so great ns to make tho expense
prohibitive, It has been found most economical
to dcrtroy and bury all diseased and exposed
nnlmals. This Is the most certain method of
Stamping out tho dlsenso nnd It Is also tho
cheapest In the long run. It has been used
with success In Denrtinrlc, where It originated,
nnd in England and tho United Slates. In
thoso countries In which the diseased nnd ex
posed animals arc quarantined until now
enscs cense to appear, the losses nre consider
able and continuous and the dlscnso Is a con
stant monnco to the llvo stock Industry
After the animals nre disposed of, the prem
ises must be carefully cleaned nnd disin
fected; nlso all Infected fodder and mnnuro
destroyed. At a tlmo llko the present, when
It Is not certain that nil of tho Infected ani
mals havo been located. It Is also necessary
to prohibit cattle sales and tho movement of
animals from one farm to another. The re
moval of hay and Btraw from farms nnd tho
shipment ot hides must nlso bo stopped for
tho tlmo being.
TIIU dlseaso may bo transmitted to man
thiotigh milk nnd other dairy products.
Cases wero reported In man and especially In
children during the previous outbreaks of tho
dlsenc In this country. In the present out
break, the nffectcd nnlmals are very largely
steel s and hogs nnd the danger from this
source Is probably less than In tho 1008 out
break. Tho danger from this source may bo
entirely nvoldcd by hentlng milk nt 158 de
grees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or at 17G to
185 degrees Fahrenheit for an Instant. Tho
virus circulates In tho blood only during tho
first day or two, consequently tho meat, ex
cept the tongue, will bo froo from tno inico
tlon except possibly when tho animal Is
staughteicd during the first stages of tho dis
ease No caHcs of tho dlseao In man which
could bo traced to tho meat havo been ob
served and tho danger from this source Is
Cattlo nre the most susceptible to tho dis
ease. Next In order come hogs, nnd then sheep
and goats. Symptoms usually" appear In tho
second to the seventh day after Infection
tnlte.s nlnco. Tho disease begins with a fever,
which is often not manifested by any vlslblo
Bymptoms In adult animals. In two or three
days vesicles or blisters appear In tho mouth
and on tho feet, also on the udders of cows,
nnd theso subsequently rupturo and form
ulcers. The most potlceablo symptoms are
dribbling of saliva and lamoncss. Tho mouth
symptoms aro tho most prominent In cattlt
and the foot symptoms In hogs and sheep.
THIS is the sixth tlmo the dlseaso has ap
peared In tho United States. The first out
break occurred In 1870, and tho others In 18S0,
1884, 1002-03 and 1908. The regulations of tho
Fcdoial Government guard all the known
channels through which tho disease may en
ter, but In each of tho recent outbreaks tho
dlseaso haB come In through some new and
unexpected way. Tho Infection In 1908 was
imported In smallpox virus and that channol
of Infection has slnco been protected, but In
the present outbreak the Infection appears to
have been brought In with some material
usedn tanning hldes,-a source never before
Incriminated. On all previous occasions of Its
appearance the disease has been stamped out.
The outbreak In 1908 was suppressed and all
quarnntino restrictions removed In less than
five months, a record time for such work. In
the present outbreak, however, the Infection
was carried Into tho Chlcn.go stock yards, tho
greatest distributing point for cattle and
hogs In the qountry, and tho disease Is con
sequently more widely disseminated than
HUM OF HUMAN CITIES
While other States have talked about the
community spirit generated by "good roads
day," North Carolina has proved Its ex
istence by crystallizing It Into an Institu
tion. This Is called Community Service
Week, and it has won warm Indorsement
even so far north ns New York, where the
Evening Post writes:
After the close of the road-working days
last year, according to the program pow
issued by tho. State, tho acting president of
tho State University began saying: "If
It lfl a good thing to have all the people
drop their private lnterosts two days and
Improve the roads, why wouldn't It be a
better thing to have a week set aside for
the consideration of all matters of public
welfare? Why not a Civic Son-ice Week?"
The week has some very concrete tasks
to set about, as is shown by a guiding
pamphlet that. Is all but a treatise on rural
sociology. If It results In an organized de
mand for consolidation of schools, longer
terms, or Improved school taxation, the
State superintendent promises to help the
community. If It Is a library that Is wanted,
the State Library Commission will give di
rections how to proceed. A Good Roads
Association will co-operate with regions
wishing better roads; the State Board of
Health and director of hookworm work
with those dissatisfied with health condi
tions; the State Department of Agricul
ture with those Interested In farm produc
tion; and various bodies with women or
men dealrous of establishing clubs. The
week Is to be the first In December.
CRISES IN GREAT LIVES
Alexander Hamilton waa the only man for
whose exclusive benefit a special clause was
Inserted in the Constitution of the United
States. "He did the thinking of his time,"
Bays a contemporary. He Is considered by
many to be the most clear-headed thinker
of this country, All of which makes It ab
surd and ridiculous that tho turning point
of hla career should have come In connec
tion with a hurricane. It .was nothing more
than what the ordinary newspaper writer of
today calls a "feature story."
Alexander Hamilton at the age ot 15 was
engaged as a clerk In a grocery store on the
Island of St, Croix, near the Island of Nevis,
where he was born. Late In the summer of
1773 a fearful Hurricane raoKea me ieewara
Islands. For days the Inhabitants lived In
terror, and the hairbreadth escapes, the mi
raculous adventures, were numerous end
thrilling. Young Hamilton decided to "write
them up." It waa merely a boyish desire to
get Into print It ouccaeded, with momentous
consequences to America, and to Alexander
Hamilton. The account was printed In a
newspaper published at St. Christopher,
lfewspapera wer not o common then aa
now, and the account created a furore. Peo
n!n basran to talk about It, the brilliant exe
cution of ao difficult a theme. Never had a
man attempiea 10 aeecriue B nurncane ue
fere. As a result the guardlana of Hamilton (he
waa an orphan) were persuaded that they
had a genius In charge. They decided to
semi him to America, and to Amertea he
came. However, mneh It did for him waa
repaid, tor Hamilton, the hurricane-specialist,
the true father of American protection.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE NAVY
Tfnm tit Bwuui TtaueHet.
Ut Meyer-a plea for syautic dwretepsawt
& 4tMfcNN --,-
Britain and Tranee nnd neutral j "nlri
on with almost the ru,?tlty f " ftlfy Tso
vrfTe. wherees Germany Is comJ"rc,er !
lated. practically bottled up Sea P0r
with the Allies, for their n.vle. enable them
lo convoy tneir irwnainm ........ -",--, M .,,
seas. Great Britain Is today dominant In t lie
..-..i- !..,.,.., n Mr Meyer truly sajs, ii
turned a denf ear .to "the llttlo navV,iM?llcal
whose arguments were, we may add, Went leal
iVUIlIllIU UKVUUD.I ""I.. . J..... .......
with thoso we lienrn mnunmu .-- - .
w nter for refusing to nuUwrfeo even a jingle
now battleship. If "the lltl r Hy .?".
England had had their wai'Vo "Jf1'1 " S
Britain on tho defensive along Ha ,9wn "1,rc
today, facing Invasion not ns the J b boom. f ft
hostile strategist, but ns a perilously pressing
VIEWS OF READERS
ON TIMELY TOPICS
Contributions That Reflect Public Opin
ion on Subjects Important to City,
State and Nation.
To the Vditor of lh ;li)Wjf T'hllailcl
Slr It Is quite certain that many innanci
plila women felt deeply grieved to read In your
columns on Friday last nn "fcognt of a meet
Ing In the Mayor's ofllce, at which a woman
rend a paper accusing the Major ami his di
rectors of playing petty politics In withholding
work from tho unemployed.
To any women who havo kept In touch with
recent events In City Hnll ami have read tho
Bvbnimo Lrmonn's most Illuminating articles,
The llnn.13 of Beau," the si Ittat on seems B0
evidently the fnu t of Councils In fnlll"B io
make aEillablo the money to pay tho workers
that ono must wonder nt the lack of Informa
lion betwed by tho accusation as well as uy
tho lack of courtesy to our honored chief execu
UTho whole unfortunate Incident shows very
clearly low necessary It Is that women as
weU as men should keep themselves closely In
ouch with public affairs, especially w- hen .under
taking to leprcsent a lnrge group, working for
" "suS-at. tho writer of this letter wishes
to urge upon her fellow workers, who .hope soon
to obtain tho franchise, tho necessity of fully
Informing themselves on matters rotating to city
and State government. Simply to work for
cqunl suffrnge does not mako one ablo proporiy
to exercise it when obtained.
Also ns a suffragist. I would Impress upon
the renders of this paper, which has opened its
columns so freely to all suffrage matters, that
i jienrci auianceu m -"- , "i.
tlio cnargo rrmuo h"'"" "'" ' -"- "fi,.
enee did not In nny senso como from other
women, but only from tho ono that presented
It. I cannot think It can possibly reflcot tho
sentiments of any others.
As nn officer of tho Women's League for Good
Government I wish to reaffirm ray loynltj and
that of tho association I roprosont to our Jlnyor
nnd his cabinet, nnd ngaln to express my aa
miration for the work they have accomplished
for Philadelphia during this administration.
ANNA BLAKISTON DAY,
First Vice Ohnlrmnn Women's League for Good
Philadelphia, November 11.
HAIR ON END
To the Editor o! the Jfienlnp Ledger:
Sir As to the hair stnndlng on end, the
writer can cite nn Instanco which was not only
"literal" but "vlBlble." At tho battle of Solmn
(Alabnmn), April 2. 1863, after Forrest'B lines
were broken, I, with soma thousands more,
was cnptureJ. As I was marched off tho field
I Baw a dead man lying on his back whoso hnlr
stood erect over his forehead. His cap had
fallen off and his features were visible. I do
not know whether ho wns Fed. or Confed., as
my captors wero In a hurry, and I saw him
only aa I passed him. But his hair was on
end, llko "quills on a fretful porcupine," nil
right E. GUTHRIE.
Glenslde, Pa.. November .
To the Hdltor of the Even tno Ledger:
Sir Cannot something be done td compel the
Municipal Court to vacate the onc-tlmo benutl
ful Conversation Hall In tho City Hall7 This
court has blocked tho mnln entrance to tho
municipal building, so that visitors find It next
to Impossible to enter It, being compelled to
wnllc around tho entire building to got to tho
Mayor's ofilco. It nlso is responsible for hiding
the attractive statue of George Washington,
which was bought by the pennies of tho chil
dren of Philadelphia. On ono occasion I saw
some llttlo children go away from the hall
disappointed when their father found that It
was impossible to show them tho statue of
AVashlngton back of Conversation Hnll. Surely
something can be dona to end this outrage.
Philadelphia, November 12.
NEEDY FAMILIES IN PHILADELPHIA
ro the Editor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir In reading in Tuesday's Evbnimo Lbdqpu
about Mrs. Thomas' fight for the unem
ployed, I wondered why do not some of the
citizens who responded to holp tho Belgians
think of the homes of tho hungry in Phlladel
Mf who nre suffering not through careless
ness, but because there Is no work for their
fathers. The ones who shared what they had
for tho Belgians lot thorn set nslde a fund
for the unemployed. We all lenow the terrlblo
tragedy of war, and our sympathy goes out
to thern. but let us think of our own needy.
Philadelphia, November II.
NATIONAL POINT OF VIEW
We suspect that the Colonel always han
kered after philosophy. His boundless curiosity
and love of generalizing that ran to the verge
of platitudes were Just as marked In, his nature
as Ills talent for practical politics nnd his gift
for attracting a following among the masses.
But his restless enersry always kept him from
giving himself up wholly or even mainly to
Intellectual things. Now that political activi
ties seem to be at an end, the great venture
of founding a party to replace the one that
rejected htm having failed beyond recall, per
haps the Colonel may become a philosopher.
We hope ho will. We like him much better as
a philosopher. And he can bo of great use
to the country aa one. New York Tribune.
Under the circumstances, all the President
and the Democracy can do la to proceed with
their reforms and constructive program pru
dently, to the end that It the war should ter
minate soon the people may have aa early as
possible an opportunity to be convinced of tbe
wisdom of these policlea. Houston Post.
We trust that Congresa at the next session
will take early action looking to freeing the
country from dependence upon the commercial
vessels of foreign nations by legislating for our
own-marine In such manner as will result In the
republic possessing one ample and efficient in
every way. Cincinnati Enquirer,
The remnants of the old guard ot standpatlsm
are not going to wipe out the laws passed by
the 63d Congress, for they have not votes
enough. They are not going to revise the tariff
upward In the interest of trusts, or put the in
Junction shackles again upon lawful organized
labor, or restore the Sherman law or hand
Alaska over again to the looters, or call back
the lobby, because they cannot. St Louts Post
Dispatch. The Monroe Doctrine never has been and
never will be stronger than the physical force
the United States oan bring to its support Had
thla nation been challenged to support the Mon
roe Doctrine by physical force on soma occa
sions In the past there might have been a awry
story to telL But It la to be hoped this war la
teaching the United States the lessen It should
have learned leng ago that we must always
be. able to enforce the Menroe Deetrine by
physical fqree It challenged to do so. Knicker
Alarm Clock Set for 1916
Prom the Pe!t " Frw.
A square faolotf at the fat will save the
DemaovaU a terry ahoak la 111. ey o-nnat
win a preeldeattal eieetteA wife the vte tbe
way It atanda now They have tet the pivotal
Statu aad they will net etoet their prwl-'
daotlal candidate unlesa theae are recovered.
No President except Hayes baa gone Into office
lace the ruoiitruetioo period without the vote
of Mew York With Or,lo aud New Jiy -w
In tbe oppoMttt column th preepea la utterly
knntu v- euiKn brlaaa its
c4iM wfee Spare t W nM)n ;
ing tfcl MM. htt mt Met WJWWMtw
.1 I.1..I..M. M MHSI MMB WSWTt" .
a y 0 w9 WW iwhihi -w -
r-" "SCRAPS J
Their Grubby LUllc i Lives
Our Mr. 11, on ""mpted and
Oeorgo's decent , Vo'cntered the
hlA new RW ht Moor ftnd trod re-
you to bo doing In the vvoria in i u
pooM SM eSSSS
WMrgoT7o g&tamt began nadng
tbe room, up to tho bureau, oai
In their small hearts nnu tno ov
CJcorgo Btlrrod In his chair. -idlv.
"Look 'oro, Sir Isaac." .said he, coldly.
k 'oro, Sir Isaac." saiu lie, -"'".':
sco you'ro going to keen this i up I or
. .i ...- n v In tho miuuio Ol
"I enn sco you'ro Being to Keep " f
10 pages, and wo'ro only In tho middle
Book 1. I'm going to bed.
Whcro Is that famous garment that
Wo know In winters former,
'Twas worn by persons thin and rat,
Tho knitted wool pulso-warmer?
Forgotton aro tho oldon ways,
And men with fingers bitten.
By old Jack FroM, on winter days,
Forgot tho old red mitten.
Alas, that granddad's cosy stunts
Should got such cold rebuffs. .
Moro man today Is quite a dunce, '
lie will not wonr ear-muiTB.
"Paw. what'n national honor7"
"It deponds on the nation's fltrmament,
my son." .
Llttlo dogs in blankets form tho chief or
nament of many young women, according
to Dame Fashion's latest dictates. Thoy
aro In good tasto and add such an nlr oz
Ltvcd a llfo rcmoto and peaceful,
Never put his watch In hock,
Used to take snuff by the Bneezoful.
Montmorency used to algh
For tho days of old Romanoe.
On his belly used to lio,
Sneering at tho modern dance.
Montmorency said one day,
(Dressed In brown ns customary),
"Stage coach days wero brave nnd gay,
Trolleys are too mercenary."
"C6mo to town with me," I said,
"Como to town upon the trolley.
Lamp tho wlno when It is red.
Rush," said I, "It will bo Jolly "
Montmorency hemmed and sneezed
Till I said I'd pay the bill.
Montmorency, Bllghtly pleased
Came and drank he's drinking still
Montmorency now no moro
Says this ago la largely punk.
Montmorency was a bore.
Now he's permanently drunk.
Enter Gertrude Stein
In "Tender Buttons," says her publisher.
Miss Stoln goes ovon farther than over be
fore casting away tho last rem
nant of Intelligibility." Tho ono thing her
publisher falls to explain Is how in tho
world ho persuades tho typesetters to sot
Miss Stein's poems, and when they aro Bet,
how ho knows If thoy nro right or not. Miss
Stein's wit and wisdom cover a wldo rnnge
of subjects, under the threo general titles,
"Objects, Food, Room3." Yonder bright gem
Is from page GG. Subject: Eating.
Eat ting, eatinp a grand old man laid
root and never never re saluhlc hurst not
a near ring not a beialldcicd neck, not
really any such bay- , ,. , . ,
is so a noise to he is it a least remain
to rest is It a so old say to le, is it a lead
ing are been. Is it so, is It so, is it so, is
it so is it so is it so.
The Uttermost Limit
For yaps who on our system wear,
Commend us to tho bloko
Who sticks a pin within our chair
And thinks it Is a joke.
So Then, of Course
"If you wero not so athletic," ho mur
mured. "I'd try to kiss you."
"Oh, you really mustn't," she nuavored.
"Whon n man tries to kls3 mo I get so
frightened that I haven't a bit of strength
The poet sat in his bare ballroom. Be
fore him on the table wero many rejected
manuscrlpta and 10 uncanceled two-cent
He knew where he could get face value
In cash for tho stamps. Twenty cents
would purchase sufficient food at a delicat
essen store to keep him for three days.
The poet was hungry. Ho had not eaten
for 21 hours, yet ho hesitated to sell the
stamps. The pile of rejected manuscripts
galled him. Angor finally triumphed over
hunger, , ,., , , .,
Seizing a pen he scribbled several edi
torial addresses on envelopes. Into thorn
he thrust the manuscripts.
"I shall havo revenge,' he muttered.
Then he pasted the stamps on the envel
opes and hurried out to post them.
Another of Thote Boarding tlouae er Jokes
''Hello," said Brown, meeting hla friend
In a cafe, "I thought you took your meals
at the boarding house?"
"No, I take all I can get there to work
up an appetite and then go to a restaurant
and buy a full meal."
The Babbling Fool
Utah la a human attribute as well as ono
of the States qf the Union Polygamy Is.
not a-matter of geography. Vhlle one man
can love two wgmen at the same time, grist
wjll be furnished the divorce mill The dic
tograph la the latest invention of the devil
to gratify the curiosity of woman and annoy
men who are averse to publjalty. When
scales lie and make you believe 12 ouncea are
a nound. the owner la not to blame There
fore, the scales not the map are confiscated;
otherwise the Bureau of Weights and Meas
ures would be out of a Job.
I like a grouch, Just as I do a drop of
vinegar on an oyster. Tabasco temperaments
give spleo to existence. The pepper box la
always on tbe table. Disagreeable goodness
is a Rembrandt shadow upon the joys ot
lite. Meanness, gives variety to existence,
and Tiny Tint w better understood when
Sjiroogo la around
The man wheals tdwaye pointing out the
spots on the sun Is likely to call attention
to tb spots on your vest or your ehaj-acter,
while the fellow who loses his temper on oc
pastow makes a spectacle of himself as in
teresting as the man who nine after bis bat
on a windy day
Swearing la tbe last r&sort of tbe angry.
Washington swore at the battle oft Mon
mouth. Profanity is the escape valve ot the humaa
When Carl.6' asrvant kludUd the Are
with the liuiuuBt i u t of the last vplojjie of
Frmlertt-k tho t.iwit d.j ou SUPPOM he
prayed? Prcfttiuty ia tt o .oCas valve in
tho human ttigtiu hu-; sos, aad tfasre
tut eef an apoatolw, sovcimoMs of profanity
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