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$" A CRATS
JJ TDEPnESKXTATIVK WATSON, of L.ins
!' home, slttlnc; In l'ungics for I'ttcks
and MontBomery Counties, ha maJe a Mil
, tor fame as the Arlbtoilo of inoilern IorIi
He has drafted an amendment tn the I'on
i atitutlon which npplle-. the pilnclplc of
"J logic to economic sulilects He ha the
j, courage of his sjlloKism. and rhullenscs
i the party In power In CmiKreFH to follow
oj their reasoning to its legitimate end.
Mr. Watson's amendment Is Intended t
give to Congress the power to fix all wages
ami salaries and professional fees received
by any one. At first thought one might
eay that this would Involve an unwar
ranted Interference by t!o eminent In the
private affairs of the citizens
tj But we hae been told In effect that the
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thlng is affected by Its i elation to the
Government. We have price-fl.iiig com
missions In Washington which are telling
us how much we must pay for wheat and
cotton and gasoline and meat and clothing.
Mr. Watson, with the wisdom of u philoso
pher. Instead of denouncing price fixing.
sets out to alleviate the suffering which
is certain to arise undor it.
if the cost Is doubled on all the com
modities which a man getting $1500 a year
has to buy, the man will have to go into
debt unless something H done to help him.
What happens In such a case is well illus
trated by the starved condition of the rail
roads In recent years when they were pie
vented by the Interstate Commerce Com
mission from increasing their charges
'while they were compelled by the labor
unions and the manufacturers of the
materials they used to pay higher prices
for materials and labor.
$jSr' Y'The Langhorne statesman wishes to
'"' L protect the people from the hardships
.which overtook the railroads under the
a, illogical system In ogue He says tint if
the Government Is to raise prices of food
It must also raise the rate of Income of the
ff ?' food consumers, In order to bo fair.
i If the logic of the situation Is not suffi
cient to persuade the Democrats, the pros
. "" pect of the creation of a wage-fixing bureau
, In every community, with a staff of clerks,
t, ought to be sufficient to conert them.
Patronage Is an argument that is usually
Will the gentlemen who oppose Sunday
baseball for soldiers adm't that the men
should not fight on the Sabbath?
CARFARES AND WAR TAXES
, fTOTE point at Issue In the tax dispute
j between the I. R. T. and the underlying
i companies Is whether a contract by which
j, the P. R. T. agreed to pay all taxes on the
I leased ,Hne3 Is binding under unexpected
1 and. unforeseen war conditions which have
'i Increased the taxes beyond any sum that
I the P. R. T. could leasooably have
r, expected It would be required to pay.
' The underlying companies insist on the
I enforcement of the contract. The I'. It. T
' m says that If it has to pay the war taxes
f on Income It will be bankrupted The
; jJBUlts that havo been filed by the underlying
! companies to compel the enforcement of
ttt 4km tit-ma tt fhtt nrrppmon) Will r-lvt. tlin
& H Courts an opportunity to decide whether
ji ,J It Is equitable to force one party to a
!E.contract to live up to It when unforeseen
"conditions arise. Incidentally, the coutts
,wll also have an opportunity to decide
Whether the creation of conditions which
t-j might force a new transit deal all around
; Is one ot tne most disastrous tnings that
K'j could happen to the city.
S Apparently what a captured German
'.ears most Is that he may be sent back to
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A " ' SMl'-SIUl'S-UUUU1W AlU UUT
-pHE skip-stop elevators worked less
ii ') smootniy man ine sKip-siop street cars.
rtJJ.sThey say that, contrary to expectations,
RisF V there were no accidents on the street on
LtjiXrline nrai cmy, wuitu juay navu ueen oe-
fr P-cause It was Sunday, with little trafllc to
, ', oorapete for right of way with the trolley
'w5f , l It was different in the ofllce buildings,
ISjfp'jf '"-Where the elevator service was cut down
v-sgJO'per cent and no btops were allowed at
- i it HPconrt floor. The cars had to wait
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tlKl- "l fney naa at leaai live pusaeiiKer ueiore
"ijvH starting, and the man with a toothache
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J .with an ache lower down who wanted to
f.fLa a doctor were equally vociferous in
,' .'W? lelr complaints. So far as i eported, the
-"" ., ? chief injury caused by the new ruling was
'Hrf i to the dispositions of those Inconvenienced
jV'5 J,"Th City Hall, however, gave up the at-frv'-?r!tTipt
to observe tho rule and begged
'4t Aty-Jeadly to be exempted. The fuel admin-
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f1 ItHrator, wno apparently moumii uui u.
mulr who wanted to get to his work In the
ny Hall without delay ought to have
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rant the request, do iuciu ia nu wutci
klpplns of stops In that building.
"HANDING IT TO THE GERMANS"
Yesterday's Drive Was Aimed Almost Ex
clusively at Our Men
"And so, in the last hours of the Oreat
Madness, Oertnany concentrated all Its
hate and fury upon the Amerlcnns."
QOME such sentence as this Is certain
to appear toward the end of every
future history of this war.
And if history is written in slanp; it
will Bay thnt the Germans were Korfjc
There used to be men who had u secret
sense of something- that npprdached nd
mirntion for German "efficiency." They
had a pet phrase. "You must hand it,"
they used to say, "to the Germans!"
They saw it handed to the Germans
between the eyes. And it is certain
that whatever may hnppcn to tho Ameri
can line the Germans who ngain at
tack it will pay with their lives, with
agony and with blood for every inch that
they may be permitted to take. The
German will meet an adversary who de
spises him for a skulker and a long
range fighter. And he wjll have strange
things to tell if he srvives.
Yesterday the war became actually
our own. The great attack in France
was aimed not so much at Paris or the
Channel ports as at the American forces
on the line. Virtually all of our fighting
men now under Foch are in or near the
fifty-mile sweep of trenches that runs
from Massigcs eastward, around Rhcims
and on to Chateau-Thierry, where the
fire was heaviest. Where the Americans
predominated the Germans were most
savage. Even the city of Meaux, mid
way between the American front and
Paris, where the Americans are pre
sumed to have a concentration point,
was bombarded with long-iange guns.
The very natuie of the attack, the
knowledge of German commanders that
hoy cannot hope for a victory of any
value shows that Wilhelm is willing to
burn up a few more hundred thousand of
his men in an offensive strictly political.
All Europe has reason to know that
the crisis of the war has passed for the
Allies. Th-e function of the line defend
ing Paris is that of a magnificently
tempered spring, a shock absorber that
will bend but not break. Paris may be
the ostensible goal of the latest German
action. Hut the capture of Paris or its
destruction, if that is imaginable, would
do the Germans but little good. Rea
soned upon u basis of physical and spir
itual endurance or finance or food or
morale or materials, the war is almost
over for Germany. And it is only begin
ning in earnest with America and her
America is the Great Terror in Ger
many now. America is the new factor
that has spread panic and despair
among all the people. Germany is bare
foot and in paper clothing and without
food or fuel and the winter is only a
few months off. If it should bo possible
for the Berlin communique writers to
announce a victory over the Americans
the people of Germany may endure their
agony a while longer ,and grant a little
more time to an emperor and his clique
ivhpse chief concern noiv is with methods
to outwit the inevitabls whirlwind.
When a wounded wild beast is dying
it has an interval of false strength for
Ihe final paroxysms. Germany, thrown
and chained, is lashing out from the
ground with every ounce of the energy
that makes a wounded animal terrible for
a few minutes. It is for the Allied com
mands to give the beast room in which
to exhaust itself to draw back and pre
pare to kill at leisure. If lines are re
tired it will be always with that pur
pose. There is likely to be harsh fight
ing in the process. It may be that we
in this country shall experience some of
'the swift and sudden pain that fell four
years ago to France and to England
when the long casualty lists began to
appear and the people knew for the first
time the awfulness of modern war. The
situation is one that will react to tho
everlasting cost of Germany. It will
harden and inspire American determina
tion. And it will leave an unappeasable
hunger for vengeance.
The Americans are the targets of Ger
man hate because they are decent and
clean and level-eyed and free; because
they will ''stay in France till the war
endj and take back nothing but their
dead",; because they are proud and kji
selfish and fighting not for themselves,
but for otheis. Because they arc out
upon a high mission they face hordes of
second-class humanity, which offer them
selves vp for butchery because an im
becile Emperor told them it was the
prop'r thing to do.1
The assurance that the Allies' line is
in no serious dangjr, that no retirement
can matter much to cither side, that the
end of tho war will come not with the
German, but with an Allied offensive on
an unimaginable scale cannot quite re
lieve the sense of chagrin that rises with
the thought of a massed German lunge
Our soldiers in France are facing a
disgraced adversary. They are fighting
a people who have permitted themselves
to be debased and degraded; who went
trotting and gooseatepping, bedizened
and bedeviled, puppeting in arms, gen
eration after generation, for the amuse
vient of an imbecile who needed that
sort of thing to relieve his bore
doml There is bitterness in the thought
that our men have met an unworthy
enemy. That is all.
The temptation is great to cry out for
despoliation and slaughter amid these
people. We can leave that sort of thing
to our men, who know how to avenge
their dead. This July will yet be re
membered in Germany. And it will be
remembered in the army when the time
comes to put an end to Prussianism.
The Americans who have a hand in that
particular Job will remember It and they
are likely to leave traditions behind them
that shall shake the heart of Germany
in the years to come. For we are clean
fighters and the Germans aren't. That
is the only thought that hurts. A man
doesn't like to fight n reptile. He kills
it and turns away.
Hlndenbiirg'fi obituary has been wrltt'en
so often, by and by, perhaps, he wilt take
BLOCKING THE PRICE-FIXERS
mini President by his veto of the Agrl
- cultural Department bll(. with Its arbi
trary price of $2.40 a bushel for Bprlng
wheat, has taken his stand squarely upon
sound economic principles.
Price-fixing by law has never succeeded
and It never will. The conditions which
regulato prices change faster than laws
can bo made to meet them. It ls'doubtful
If any sort of Government price-fixing can
be wholly successful. The attempts at It
which hao thus far been made In Wash
ington have not been satisfactory: but If
we are going to interfere by administrative
decree with the operation of the law of
supply and demand as It affects prices It
is much better that the authority over
prices should be In the hands of a group
of men who can act overnight, if need be,
than that an Inflexible minimum should
be fixed by statute.
The significance of the President's action
will not be lost upon those western and
southern Congressmen who havo been
plotting after the war to enter upon an
orgy of price-fixing for the benefit of the
farmers and cotton growers. They have
seen the prosperity that has como to the
wheat growers through a price fixed by
commission, and they have concluded if
Congress can be persuaded to take oor
the functions of the commission that that
prosperity can be made permanent. They
are men of the same kind as those who
In the last decade of the last century be
lieved that the United States could arbi
trarily Ox a price for silver regardless of
Its price In the markets of the world, and
their thinning is as uninformed as thnt of
the Populists, who damned the Government
in Washington because It did not do some
thing to prevent the price of grain, from
being fixed In the great world grain mar
kets. Mr. Wilson deserves the highest com
mendation for blocking this game of
making ducks and drakes of fundamental
principles of economics.
Tho report that Catharine Hreshkosky,
known In Russia as the Grandmother of the
Revolution, Is in hiding prompts an observer
of world events to remark that Madam rircph
kovsky is the one unwhlskered revolutionist
WIIi:N Senator Smith, of Georgia, was
usked why the Government needed to
take over the telephone and telegraph lines,
he explained that the Government was
sending so many messages by wire that
the lines were congested, and that If the
Government controlled the wires It could
distribute its messages In a way to get
them sent without delay!
When pressed he was unable to give any
The natives of New tlulnea are paid to
live on beetles and se.i vvati'r. A valuable
suggestion .for the German food controller.
THE GREATEST FORCE
THKRK is extraordinary significance In
the report that the Federal Government
Is to make public the name of every Ger
man propagandist, big and little, important
and unimportant, native and alien, in the
In this manner the Government recog
nizes the limitless power of public opinion,
which transcends any other force known to
Nowadajs any one who Is formally desig
nated as an enemy of his country must
begin his life all over again elsewhere.
Guns are toy weapons when considered
in relation to the force of public opinion
Any one who has doubts about this might
Inquire at Berlin.
t The fact that George
(ijiori? M Cohan really was
born on the Fourth of
July seems important enough tn hand on No
wonder George writes such good patriotic
The Kaiser was a
Let 111m boob to start his new
Hun! offensive on St.
Swlthln's Day. Doesn't
he know that if he loses on St. Swlthln's
he will lose for forty days running?
Our Idea of true cour
N'uture's tesy Is thn man who,
Nobleman when on his vacation,
does not send postal
cards to every one still grinding In the nfiice
to tantalize them with the lovely waterfalls
and one-piece bathing su'ts he Is encounter
Tho Fatherland Is far from being the
Maybe Hlndy deserted In order to enlist
with the marines.
Some men still seem to believe that they
can help the war by doing their quit.
After Many Days
To the Ktlitor of Evenlnp Public Ledger:
Sir Gvery true American will adopt a
kindlier attitude toward those outside her
racial and geographical boundaries because
of that little episode of seventy-seven yeais
ago, recently recalled by the Japanese am
bassador, when Captain Whitfield rescued a
little group of miserable fishermen from a
rock on which they were stranded In the
midst of the Pacific, If for no other reason
than kindness Is veritable bread cast upon
the waters and Is the forerunner of union,
strength and tranquillity
Today Japan Is our ally at heart. Doctor
Xakahama., the once forlorn fisher lad, is
the champion of our holy democracy, cement
ing Japan with civilization and progress.
Neither England nor America finds It neces
sary to call on Japan to help win the v.ir,
for our powerful thrusts at Kalserism will
knock Germany's war lord off his feet for
ever, once our machinery Is In full operation.
nut the point Is this: The kindness that
had Its Inception somewhere in New England
in 18S9, when John Rowland put to sea v Ith
the captain that was instrumental In pre
serving for Japan a son of Illustrious achieve
ments, is the means of making Japan immune
from the virus of hate so artfully concealed
In German propaganda, and so renders Ger
many powerless to victimize another great
nation. Kindness Is America's backbone; it
Is her salvation may we all be everlastingly
kind. I.ORIXQ a FULMEa
Philadelphia, July IB.
mHE Mnrne is old to thunder,
Earth shaken, flaming sky
The blast of gunfire under,
The roar of wings that fly;
The Marne is old to madness
' And weariness, and mud
To every kind of badness,
Black villages and blood.
mHE Marne is old to slaughter
And grim resolves and pains,
Her brightly flowing water
Has laved so many stains;
She skirts sun-festered rubble ,
Where laughing children played
The Marne is old to trouble
And still is unafraid.
A ND now, as she runs winding
On many loops and bends,
Her current thrills at finding
The faces of new friends:
Brown uniforms, dust-whitened,
And speech of stranger breed
Ah, how her hcait is lightened,
Supported in her need!
DOME day her quiet flowing,
Serene, with summer breath,
Will ripple on, unknowing
Tho tainted silt of denth.
She'll eddy free from dangers
As any highland tarn,
And France will bless those strangers
Who helped to hold the Marne.
It seenn too bad that ltimlv should have
died without n took at Frog Hollow. It
Mould have interested him.
TTK WHO plays with words
-'--'- Can build them Into Trees
Where gay black-letter Rlrds
May warble as they please
In the little nooks
Of leafy books,
And 1 am playing with these.
TJUT I remember well
-'-' When letter-blocks, by me,
Were strangely made to spell
With their G and O and D;
And I'd give my rhymes
To bo back In the times
When I played with Poetry.
THIS IS RECRUITING WEEK
FOR THE MARINE CORPS,
GERMANY heard that this was to be
recruiting week for the marines.
And she launched her last grim assault,
with the fury of despair,
TTlVIDENTttY Germany would rather
-'-' frighten the Americans than any of
her other enemies. She knows that
America's staying power is unlimited,
that unless America can be tricked or
daunted into accepting peace, the end
of Prussianism is sure.
mHAT Is why she lied to her people
- at homo about the American armies,
that Is why she fights with the ferocity
of a terrified beast. Hut the chief result
of her piesent onslaught, as far as
America Is concerned, will be to spur
us to every effort.
SO THE Marines' Recruiting Week
will be even more successful than we
dreamed. The Kalserls a fine publicity
Men wanted, eighteen to thirty-six
Contributed lu the Kleetrle Chair
Home, Sweet Home!
The United States Mint has turned out
more than 714 million new coins during the
last year and we'll wager that
most of them have found their way back
to Mr. McAdoo ulready.
General Foch says that he solves most
of his problems while shaving. Perhaps
that explains. Russia's difficulties.
Haiti has declaicd war on Germany.
.Void who icfl trrlfc the Hymn of Haiti?
They say they arc going to put us on
tobacco rations. We don't know anything
that will do more to make tho average
man yearn to win the war in a hurry
Ken Beaton writes to us from New York
that he Is "going to make an effort to get
over to Philadelphia" to see us.
A'oto teJiy do Xcw Yorkers, always wiltc
We have found one thing that hasn't
tiscn in price. In the Heading Terminal
there still survives the last of those old
curios, the mystic musical scales that offer1
"Correct Weight, Your Fortune and Sweet
Music, all printed on a card for one cent."
The skip-stop elevator rule at City Hall,
by which the lifts weren't permitted to stop
at' the second floor, exhausted the breath of
upward-bound politicians. A cry for exemp
tion from the rule was temporarily granted.
Now, after a day of hope. It becomes appar
ent thai' the political speeches will be as long
' The Coming Sea Rattle
During his stay on the other side with the
Allied fleet, Mr. Ralph D. Paine had an In
teresting conversation with Admiral Sir Ross
lyn Wemyss, Britain's new sea lord and
acting head of the navy. In his book, "Tha
Fighting Fleets," Mr. Paine says of the In
terview: "When It comes to discussing naval mat
ters the first sea lord speaks straight from
the shoulder, with an abrupt and convincing
" 'Tell them when you go home that your
navy Is first class,' he said to me. 'We like
your people Immensely. I hear It from our
admirals and other officers. There is nothing
to be gained by flattery or empty compli
ments. We are In it together to the finish,
and our fleets must work In harmony after
this beastly war Is oven or God help the
civilization we are fighting to save. To my
mind we can't afford to misunderstand each
other. All that rubbish should be swept
" 'What of the chance of another great
naval battle?" I asked. 'The (American ships
hope to take a hand in It'
" 'They may have an opportunity,' was the
Instant reply. 'Naval conflicts are governed
by the unexpected. They cannot be foreseen.
It would be too bad, now, wouldn't It. if you
went back to tho States and missed some
thing really big? It Is fair to assume that
the summer will not be wholly Idle.'"
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Some Persons Associate Sounds With Colors Others See
Resemblance of Men to Animals N
?y ITtLTER PRICIIARD EITON.
FOR a long time I have been at a loss
to know what animal It Is the Crown
Prince of Germany looks like. Today I
Tint nprhnna vnll nrp not ntlO of those
people for whom nearly everybody be.ir3
a resemblance to some beast, bird, fish or
other creature of a so-called lower order.
If so, I shall have to explain that there nre
some of us a goodly number I fancy who
Instinctively see such resemblances In tho
faces we meet. I had an aunt who used
to draw the animals her friends and ac
quaintances resembled, and I know many
other people who are notln the least sur
prised when I exclaim, upon sight 'of an odd
face, "Ah, n camel!" Instead, of being
surprised they either say (like Hamlet)
"Aye, very like a camel," or else dispute
the resemblance, favoring some Other ani
mal. -I myself am almost a perfect camel.
The fact has never been disputed.' I know
many horses, dogs, an otter, a beaver, two
or three fishes, of course any number of
pigs, and I am even acquainted with one
little old lady who exactly resembles a
WHEN you cannot quite hit upon the
animal or thing resembled, It troubles
you in exactly the same way you are
troubled when you cannot quite think of
a certain word r a certain name. Tho
resemblance keeps hovering just on the
threshold; there Is a painful sense ot
almost, and like the boy and the soap, you
tire not happy till you get It. But when
it has once come, thereafter It is as plain
as the lady In the moon and you never fall
again to see It.
These resemblances, I may add, are, as
a rule, purely physical and nro seldom
associated with nny mental or moral char
acteristics of either the person or the ani
mal resembled, even though I personally
should resent the Imputation that I could
not equal the camel's record for abstinence.
Any exception Is usually In the case of
pigs. A man or woman who resembles a
pig usually Is one.
MANY years ago In tho city of Brooklyn
a family where I was being enter
tained over night showed me a book they
possessed, a large folio volume, In which
a French artist had depicted on the left
hand pages a series of human portraits
nndton the corresponding right-hand pages
the animals these persons resembled. I
should like to see that book again, but
unfortunately I do not recall either its
name or the namo of the fcmlly who pos
sessed It. In later years I made a consid
erable effort to get on Its track, but In
vain. So far as I know, It Is the only "lit
erature," as you might say. of this curious
trick of seeing animal resemblances in
THERE are, of course, other similar
tricks possessed by many people, such
as that not uncommon one of associating
color with musical Instruments. That
Keats possessed It Is proved by his "scar
let trumpets" In "The Eve of St. Agnes."
It is generally accepted by all the color
assoclatlonlstu that the trumpet Is scarlet,
but considerable Individual variation exists
In regard to other Instruments. What
color Is the tone of the violin, tor exam
ple? To ma It Is a kind of royal purple,
sometimes shading Into blue, sometimes
into plum color, aicordlng to the player.
What color Is tho oboe'.' To me It is straw
ellow, but I know people who passion
ately maintain that It Is gieen. The
French horn Is the blue of tho twilight
sky. The cello Is deep maroon, and so on.
When Oscar Hnmmersteln wos conducting
the Manhattan Opera House. In New York,
and making the Metropolitan look to Its
laurels and step lively, Mrs. Channing Pol
lock, who was Oscar's press representa
tive, and I used to sit In the office and dis
cuss the colors of operas, while Channing
legarded me with contempt and his wife
with alarm. He felt, I am suie, that rea
son had departed from us, especially as
our debates sometimes waxed hot. Wo
could agree on "Alda," which Is undoubt
edly nllo green nnd gold, but we never
reached an agreement on "Don Giovanni,"
which Renaud was then singing nnd act
ing as only he could. To me It was the
sumo color as a . violin till tho last act,
when It becamo dashed with somber scar
let. To Mrs. Pollock It was some prepos
terous color I now forget. Once, I recall,
somebody came In who declaied that all
operas had their peculiar perfume, too,
and Channing fled Into West Thirty-fourth
street with his head In his hands.
ANOTHER association of my own brain
Is between numbers and shadow. I
can distinctly recall that this association
was strong even when I was a child, learn
ing or, lather, trying to learn the multi
plication table. Indeed, It was stronger
then than now, I see all figures In grada
tions of light and shade, and the gradations
go by decimals. Starting with I, which Is
high light, the shadow dusks over till 8 Is
In It completely, 9 begins to emerge and 10
Is In full light again. From that point the
shadows are rather light on 18 and 28;
there are none at all on 33, a faint shadow
on 48, but beginning with about CO tho
heavy shadow creeps across till 88 Is very
dark. Then the 90s come out nnd 100 ls
In a full blaze. Beyond 100 my mind
grasps figures but vaguely, and the deep
shadows are at 800, 8000, 88,000, and so on,
with the high lights on the ensuing tens.
Somewhat similarly the piano keyboard
always gives me gradations of light and
shade; not only is the bass dark and the
treble strong white light, but in each oc
tave high and'lovv C are light and A Is
SO FAR as I have ever Investigated, this
particular association Is a peculiarity
of my own, but probably others share It
lq some form or other. The human mind
Is an odd thing and its tricks of associa
tion are infinite. Indeed, it Is the power
of association which makes it a mind and
not a mere animal instinct. It would be
btrange if some seemingly Irrelevant and
useless associations did not get mixed up
in a process which Is constantly going on
as naturally as breathing.
BUT I am forgetting the Crown Prince.
As I say, for a long time the vague
resemblance he bears to something or
other in the animal kingdom had haunted
me. I could hot quite picture what It was.
,But today I learned. I was cultivating
between two rows of Swiss chard and
turned up a long, greenish-gray cut worm.
It lay almost upright on a clod of earth,
facing me. I uttered a cry of relief. It
was a perfect Image of the Crown Prlnco
of Qermany. Than I 3tcpped on-It,
The Sivord of Lafayette
The fnllowlnir poem, written for the occasion
by Robert Cnderwood Johnson, was read at
the 1 .'. i s 1 1 1 1 c D.iy celebration In New York.
TT WAS the time of our despair,
'- When the lion-hearted Washington
That man of patience and of prayer
Looked sadly at each rising sun.
In all the freedom breeding air,
Of hope and rescue there was none,
When, lo! as down from heaven let,
There came the sword of Lafayette!
Our harbors how they danced with light!
Our tireless bells how they did ring!
Again we girded up to light
Not England, hut her Prussian King.
For here was succor, and tho might
Of one great soul's imagining
What wonder If our eyes be w6t
To see the sword of Lafayette!
Upon the walls where Justice keeps
The swords she doth most gladly save,
Not one of all so deeply sleeps
Within tho scabbard's honored grave;
But, listening for her call. It leaps,
To live again among the brave.
Thank heaven! our naked blado Is set
Beside the sword of Lafayette.
Not his, not ours, tho brutal strife,
The v ulgar greed of soil or dross;
The feet that follow drum and fife
Shall tread to nobler gain or loss.
'Tis for the holiness of life
The Spirit calls us to the Cross.
Forget us, God, If wo forget
Tho sacred sword of Lafayette.
Profiteers nnd others are providing rare
conversational topics for tho "Well, Who'd-a-Thought-U
1" Club. Washington Star.
Not Figurative Speech
Talk about billions at Washington sounds
as If it was a vulgar lot of measly small
change. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
' Money to Durn
United States coined B2S.361 "!) pennies
In the last fiscal year. And we'll need them
all In paying six cents for five-cent tobacco
and cigarettes. Brooklyn Standard Union.
Wlmt Do You Know?
I v'n- t'-tt author of "Tom Urown'a Kehoot
2. Wlmt la the ranltil of Orejon? .
3. What Is the national nlr of Itnl?
4. What I' the rtsndnrit enln of Ituasla?
5. Where la the Ihonto Wirr?
6 Wli waa In Mmmnnil ''f the Confederate
army nt the battle of fiettyshurxr
1, Who naa Nathan Hale?
8. Why l n hnrher nole striped red nnd white?
0 What I" Von Tlrnltilmn?
10. Who aald. "A nation not over"-l which
has perpetually to he roniiuered"?
Answers to Yesterday's Quiz
1. John MIMhel vvne nn lrl' ader of tha '40
movement, n rolleo've "f Thomna O. XaTla.
He naa trnnnpnrtert to Van D'eman'a I, inn.
lint made Ma eenpe tn the United Htatea.
vhee he herame prominent In IrUh and
puhlle affnlrn. Jla vr. the father ot Major
John Turroy Mltrhel.
2. Camn flraet U the army rantonment near
3. llenedlrt XV U the present Tone of tha
CalhePe Ohiireh. Ilefnre. Ida election h
rn Cardinal Delia Chleku, Aniibtiop of
4. "Hneranza"! mm le "'"me cf Ijidv Wilde.
mother of 0rar V llde and one of tha
rhlef pneta of the lrtli literary and polltl.
tal mnrement of 1810.
5. Sprlnafle'U la the raoltul and Chicago the
laraeit elty of IlllnoU
0. Wilhelm von Muehlom u former director of
the Kriimi munition plint at llnsen. tier-
many, now r.n-evlle In, Switzerland for llU
'itpnonltlon to the rruhtdan war ot ruthleti-
7. "Mrht Thourhta"! a dldnrtle nnd phllnnnh.
cnl. nniewliut dull poem hy Kdwartl Younr
g. Majority la, the Preponderance of vote, ete..
of the l(hrt numher pier all the other'
rpmMneil. riurtlltv la the prenendrmnre of
the h'-theat over the next All mujorlll
are likewise Pluralities, but, nil nluril "
tie nre not necenrll mujorltlra.
D. Kllometrri a meusure of lenctli In the metrlo
item. ahout three-tlftlu cf nn KnsllVS
tatute mile. ""'
JO. LIvIiie Mte 1'rei.ldenta cf the I'nlted Htatea
tire Levi 1. Vliutun. elected with Iteniuuun
llurr ton. 1KHK. mil Tl !;,,,1V. " ."'"'""M.1
eieited with MllUm Mililnle-(tU. licoij
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