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mi t- im I' .t) .f JW Mmgn 8 EVENING LEDGERPHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1914, if iti 'u t V-1 i f. r it , 4I I TUDUC LEDGER COMPANY CTnCS II. K. CtmTIS, rnKSinnsx. Oeft. W. Oeha, Sretary , John C Mnrtln. Treasurer s Charles II. Ludlngton, Philip S. Collins, John n Wll Uarn. Directors. EDITORIAL UOAHDi Ctnca II. K. Ctims, Chairman. P. It. WIIALEY Kxerutlte n.lltor JOHN C. MARTIN General Hus Incus Manager I, , Pnb1lhel dally at PtnLic t.tporn UullJIng:, Independence Square. Philadelphia. 1.1DOER CEsiBAt. Broad anJ Chestnut Streets Atlantic Cm rreta- Vnioti IhillJIng N1T Yoiic 170-A. Metropolitan Toner Cnicioo..,, sit Home Inurnnre I1ulldlnr Lonpon 8 Waterloo Tlace, Tall Mall. S. V. NEWS nUHEAtS : ITlxitiRSM Brxiutr Th Patriot Piilldtpi? WAsm.NflTON Hcsrtti The 'ml Itutldlhft N- Tosk nrrtAO The Times llulldlnic Bfm.in Bcnt-AC no Frleilrlehstraso Londo.v Hcrkac 2 Tall Mnll Hast. S. W, FiM Dentin 31! Hue Louis le Urand srnscnttrnox tkiims By carrier, Daii.t OsLt, six rents., Itv mall. pnlpal.i outside of Philadelphia, ejwepi where foreign posince Is required, Dau.t Ost.T. one month twenty-five rents, Daim 0.tT, one ear three doltnrt All mnll rtili crlptlons pajahle In adanee BELL, 3000 WAt.NLT KF. sro.St;. M l V .torn W Attdni' all communications to Vvrntnf Ltdotr, nrfepenrfeiire Square, Ph.tattclyhla I mtixxd at TnE riiiLAfir.1 mi t roSToiTirn is nu'nvr. I cuss jiMt. MiTTnn. rillLADEU'lllA, HIlnvY, OinoilKIl 2.1, llll. The Dupe Demands Proof IF SENATOR PENROSE did not give tills falso Information to the North American, It Is up to him ns :t candidate for tlio United States Senate to so deny It that the public will be satisfied of Its falsity," said Con gressman Vnre, rising to n finestlon of per sonal privilege yesterdaj In the House. Mr. Vure. It appears, la sensitive of his honor and good name. More Important to him even than the alleged treachery of Mr. Penrose Is the charge that ho personally corrupted Mayor Reyburn and gloated over his success In doing It. So the Integrity of Mr. Vnre Is equally involved In this affair with that of Mr. Penrose. The failure of the Senator to make any effort to vindicate his honesty makes of Mr. Vnre a helpless vic tim; that Is. helpless except at the ballot box. Hut why should the Senator worry about that? Mr. McNIchol Is ready with a sooth ing tonic. The Vares have ben cajoled and fooled nnd used many times before; why not again? Ucfoie the week Is over, Penrose and McNIchol leaders Intimate, the Vares will again be licking the McNIchol and Pen rose boot3. But back of the bickerings and trades of the leaders waits the great public. Mr. Vare's speech has crystallized sentiment. It has endowed the charges with renewed au thority. It has made their submission to a court of Justice imperative. They must be noticed, proved or disproved. More Infamous than the election of Mr. Penrose to the Senate while resting under these charges would be the Immunity of the editors of the North American if their accu sation is untrue. There Is rascality on one side or the other, and the editors have been dally challenging the accused to put the Issue to the proof. Another Reverse for America's Air Army AGAIN America is balked of a suitable air XJL army. This time it Is neither a parsi monious Congress nor u short-sighted War Department that must be blamed. The fault lies squarely with our unenterprising, unam bitious designers and manufacturers of uero planes. The Government offer of $30,000 In prizes to Induce entries for the $75,000 worth of machines to be bought was surely liberal enough. The only response was thre lone aeroplane.-,. Naturally the competition imn been called off. and the army will be without even the ineagie quota of uerlal defense pro vided by Congress. AH this is only another proof that Ameri can energy and initiative in the aeroplane field have absolutely gone to seed since tho early work of the Wrights. While Europo has forged ahead with great strides, tho United States has egetated. "You Can't Fool All the People" THIS is PenrosPism'," cays a ard which hna been dintribuied broadcast over the State, tcferiiiig to a quotation above t,j which the name of Abraham Lincoln is ap pended. Perhaps it make no difference that neither Mr. Penrose himself nor anybody else has been able to find In any of Lincoln! works the quotation used. He might hao naid It even If ho didn't. There Is. however, one statement which Lincoln did make, There is no dispute nb-ut It. Moreover, it Is particularly apt at this time, when an effort U being made to foist on the Republican party us its preserver the man who is its chief enemy: "You can't fco all of the people all of the time." World Styles " Made in Germany" GERMAN sjstem. Teutonic thoroughness! Ah. what a nation' Nothing left to chance, everything arranged fop. Kitchens on wheels, telephones in the trenches, mami- j facturlng plants close t the enemies' forts i with concrete roofs to use as foundations ' for siego guns; half it hundred clever, fur- J sighted preparations for this war that was forced upon Iter. i And now stjles. A national meeting has ' been held In Merlin to settle upon Jress j modes for women nnd men. Is it patriotism? . Only incidentally, for simplicity and economy I are to bo the keynotes. No, Germany looks farther ahend. In this matter of tailors she Is looking dear to the end of the war, When hostilities are over, so they my. Germany I will have to supply fctyles to the rest of the world. A worthy goal! Let tS'uval Increase Walt THKilK nro two good reasons why he Administration should holt back un naral construction. The first is tttut with the tlose of the Kuropean war there muy he a, rety limitation of armaments among the great nations; In which i'iud the In I ted States might find itself iMJibtnued of superfluous ships. Thu second reason is that the present war will Indicate whut are the most effective tspea of f,6,eis. To builtl dro4ouhts now, only to llml later that subowrtnes o torpedoboats make (hem obsolete, wouiU surely be the height of folly. Every I'Murtg. eratlun bids us wait. Cutting the Cost of Accidents BESIDES the time lost to proijuction 84 wuge-eaming by the two million iiulus trlul accidents which unur in this ioimtr yearly, there i3 u vast so ial uuatottu.u.- In the fact th t !" per nl ! more of the workers kllfd In the oi 11- t.i liri - u nj mlue.i are under V) tars of u aw men whose "11 gttvmi iiitamilt ,,! ucful- ness to the world have been only partially fulfilled. Workmen's compensation Is Included In tho definite legislative program which Doctor tirumbattgh proposes to Pennsylvania. Ho aligns himself wltli progressive thought on this economic nnd humanltnrlan subject, nnd stands squarely In favor of what has proved the most effective method yet discovered of reducing the enormous cost Imposed on society by Industrial accidents. The National Civic federation bears tes timony to tho fact that "the objections raised by cither employer or employe prior to the enactment of compensation nets have been mostly temoved by experience under tho acts." These statutes, some of them faulty, nre nevertheless giving excellent re sults. With the. experience of 22 States to guide her, there Is absolutely no reason why Pennsylvania should go very far wrong In the framing of her own compensation law. Brumbaugh Mods the Demand Ft) I'll distinct demands will be made of the next State Legislature. Hills will have to be drafted, discussed nnd passed upon dealing with local option, child labor, em ployers' liability nnd good roads. Heports coming In from all tho legislative districts of the Commonwealth show the candidates pledging themselves on these subjects. Doctor Hrutnhaugh 1ms defined himself cleat ly nnd emphatically on each of these important matters. The platform upon which he sUntidfl 1ms been self-made, therefore his commitment Is more complete and Incvud able than If he wetc offering himself to the people on a platform of generalities drafted ny a s?tate committee or convention for cam paign purposes. Doctor Urumbaugh has promised to formu late and expedite legislation upon these four urgent and Important points. That promise he will keep to the letter. Another Anti-Suffrage Extravagance 'OUItHl", It is a good many years since J tho tho antl-suffraglsts ridiculed votes for women as the refuge of old maids and domi neering dowagers. P.ut nevertheless they will hnc to square that old canard with the brand-new one that suffrage is using pretty young girls as a "lure" for votes. Jf Hint Is all the "antls" hae to explain, they will be fortunate. The reported state ment of one of them that these girls "Just blossoming into womanhood" were exposed "to the dangers of becoming the prey of designing men" Is a rather large and risky order. If theie nre real dangers, deliberately Ignored, then the charge is too grave for tho political use made of It. If the girls nre merely meeting and talking to "unknown" men in the usunl course of curbstone speak ing, then the whole business Is too ridiculous for discussion. out of their own mouths the "antls" are condemned. Good Morals and Bad Politic? Ac Cl'STOM-MADK. rock-ribbed Republican said yesterday that tho opposition of Republicans to Penrose might be "good morals, but it was damned bad politics." The "good morals" being easily conceded will lend n great muny voters to ignore tho quality of the .politics. If they euro to argue the point, they will be in an impiegnnble totitlon when they nsserl that good morals cannot possibly be bad politics. Hut sup posing It is "dumnod bad politics," ns the gnme is now played, it is bettor to have the debit on the side of the politics than prefaced to the morals. But it can be successfully contended that to oppose Penrose is not bad politics at nil, but cxreedlngly good politics. We need per spective. If good politics Is simply to win this election at any cost, then the independ ent Republicans are making a big blunder. Hut there la another and more important oltction In lOlti. If Penrose is elected next month it will put the means of victory Into the hands of the Democrats for the coming presidential contest. Penrose triumphant in Pennsylvania means Republican disaster In the nation. Out of Proportion PP.oPHKT r.l.DAH DUWIH'S successor, the High Priori of 'Ann City, threatens to repel th i u dilation "Ulcers of the Illinois State Hoard of Hvlth with cannon balls If they Insist upon inoculating members of his flock. .Meeting pin pricks with tons of screaming shells and bursting bombs implies thut the war has got on his nerves and dis turbed his holy calm. Helping War-orphaned Children qiANTA CLAPS cannot bo killed. He is O the King of Joy. The Christmas ship now loading will be pilotfd across the seas by this in'incible old hern, who knows no na tionality and is as uiuM-rsftl as tho sun. Some things ure i.ejond the range of shell and shrapnel, and these ure the things which make for peuee and good will, Tho sense of benevolence is not dead, and the law of love survives the atrocities of wur. Christmas will mean more, possibly, than a Hague tribunal or treaties of peace H will at least draw attention to the nobler Side of life. The children of the world nro not at war, nnd ft may lw that a. little child shull lend them. At letisi, this preparation for the fes Ovltie of the sacred day is worth whllo when nine tuitions are struggling In a rough-and-tumble fight, Kverybo4y who contributes to the Amort tan Christmas ship cargo helps tho war orphaned children of Kurope mi Incidentally does much for the better feeling of mankind. I..-,. . ;;? is Charles itl)en showing us what to do with our trttllroaii presidents? Arbor pty, with its planting of tender green tblflss. bsan appropriately with an estra blanket and the resum-eted overcoat. Anyway, the Oovernment knows Just how many tMpie, down to thp sixth (Jjgit, evaded th Incoirw tux this year. The war bws 4eluyed: tote of other things lu-Mdt s, Marconi's wireless talk across the Atlantic Wvtikuess it eggs, rtue to continued warm weather," will probably surprise a goflij many rteoyis. who ulways believed ttet M axlOed to the strength of the beasts. In support of the tandkbaey of Ambas sador (Jrar4 for United States Seuator from New York, u Orard Tourists Commit tee is to be organised. Aain the fortunes of war beconu- a luropulgn asset ulth about as much retuxmatilt iie.-.s, an far as political issues arc cruel aid ,.4 when the tale of OilnrW TrU,.!-.1.-, iliaipt up Sail Juan hill I.'.ndfd h.m in im ; jvern .r' chair at Albany. THE HANDS OF ESAU Greatest Manufacturing City of Western Hemisphere Fights to Regain Commercial Pre-eminence How Politics Has Bottled Up Philadelphia Director Norm' Plans Should Have Enthusiastic Support The Great Opportunity Now at Hand. Tic, t;oicc is Jacob's voice, but the hands arc the hands of Esau." FOREWORD "Between whatever places foreign trade Is carried on thev all of them derive two distinct benefits from It. It carries out that nurplus part of the piaducc of their land and labor for which there Is no demand among them and brings back In return for It something else for which there Is a demand. Adam Smith. Hotter government in Philadelphia Is being slowlg strangled. The lilankenburn adminis tration of a few citv offices expresses better government just as completely as an anU'Tam many administration docs In Xcw York. The cold fingers of "The Organization," Philadelphia's Tammany, twisting dexterously through a pliable majority in Councils and officials under control, arc pressing hatd on Us ivlndplpe. Unless pried off by the people themselves, strangulation of better government must ensue. In the modest palaces behind the ntyilad two-story red bfick fronts of working Philadelphia dwell the real beneficiaries of better gov ernment. They pay the taxes. It Is for them to say how the public funds shall be expended. Their support alone means better government. The worst that can be said of people who toil Is that they are sometimes too tired to study a public subject SOME TIMES, XOT ALWAYS. NO. IX COMMERCE. IT? TIL the Eric Canal was opened In 1M5 hllndelphla wns the master-city of America. In foreign commerce. Then Now York nosed In, nnd wo lost tho China trade, and gradually we shared our over-seas su premacy with Boston, San Francisco and New Orleans. For the last three years Philadel phia has had a man nt the head of Its De partment of Wharves, Docks and Ferries who believes this grand old town can "come back" on the water front. George W. Norris Is a philosopher In tem perament and a dynamo In energy. One must have rare courage, Indeed, to face day In nnd day out the Ignoble, hectoring tactics of a city Councils and other public officials controlled by men who have mired all their civic honor In self-interest. In that Mr. Nor ris looks far beyond the Immediate horizon; he reflects the spirit of the entire Hlankcn burg Administration the handful of con scientious men In City Hall who are trying so earnestly under such dlfllctiltles to give Philadelphia better government. Leaving out tho slaughter houses of Chi cago and tho sweatshops of New York, Philadelphia Is concededly tho greatest manufacturing city on the western heml spheic. That means we have the most goods to sell locomotives, ships, carpets and rugs, refined sugar and molasses, leather, hosiery and knit goods, furniture, saws, felt hats, worsteds, clothing, dyed and finished tex tiles, silks, cordage and twine, soap, cigars and cigarettes, paints, etc. a mighty list of diversified products. Today the. entire world is buying from America, and now more than at any other period Is the golden hour to pick up the thteads of commerce and weave a new place for Philadelphia among the cities of the world. Succeis is the plus of countless fresh starts, and grout prosperity In 11 community is always the product of oppor'unlty multi plied by energy. Other cities may vwell envy our special ad vantages, natural as well ns artificial two splendid waterways of about 33 miles of frontage, capnble of expanding to meet the port requirements of one hundred times tho commerce now hold; down it 3."-foot ship channel voon to be completed; deep sea water only 35 miles away; a hive of manufacturing activity located on a fine stretch of level ground with no natural barriers; enjoys a good climate, and close at hand westward are the great coal nnd oil fields. To these superior qualities we must add beautiful suburbs and rich farming country nround about; three great trunk line railroads with two others within 60 miles that provide nn economic cut-off to and from the Missis sippi Valley nnd Central West; over one nnd three-quarter million Industrious population distributed in 330,000 detached homes. As tho electric drive of a wonderful producing and consuming territory, Philadelphia outranks in every way tho major cities of the Atlantic s-enboard. Tlnvlng presented this truthful panorama of our Internal Industry, we next saunter down Market street to the stately Delaware River "tho American Clyde" to inspect tho "neck of th bottle" through which must flow all our foreign commerce. Here we find tho trngedy of Philadelphia written in terms plain enough to wrench even the sensibilities of those citizens who ure comfortubly wrap ped In the cotton wool of clubdom. A half century of tho "Hnnds of Ksau" and 37 per cent, of tho city's wnterfront has passed Into the ownership of railroad companies, and 53 per cent. Into that of Individuals and estates. As for the remaining S per cent. It wns not worth grabbing by outsiders, for it consisted principally of narrow strips nt street ends which were practically valueless except to the owners of adjoining piers. In 1900 some progressive met , not enthusi asts or "reformers," but plain business men, nearly all good Republicans, organized a movement to enable Philadelphia to Improve Us water front through the instrumentality of 11 new municipal Department of Wharves. They introduced a bill In tho Legislature authorizing tho creation of Mich a depart ment, and as a neccasnry part of tho bill they Incorporated a provision giving the city a right to condemn private water front prop erty for municipal Improvement. It wns perfectly plain that MKh a, pro. vision was n necessity, because tho city could not. at its own expense, Improve the property of private citizens or corporations, nnd without a power of condemnation it had no way of acquiring property, except at Mjch fancy valuations ns owners might sec fit to put upon them Scenting new "Jobs" in such a department, 1110 organizaiion-controiieu Legislature put tho bill through, but with tho provision for condemnation so emascu lated that It was practically worthless. Tin business inert who hud been behind tho bill were sorely disappointed, bin still had hopes that some good might be accomplished, and urged upon the Mayor the appointment of some strong and competent man as Direc tor of the new department. Tho Mayor, how ever, was of tho old school of politics, and regarrtr4 appointments as personal or politi cal aPl'urtenances. Ho, therefore, selected as the first Director of the department a per sonal friend, utterly unfitted to tho work, both in temperament and in experience, and after tho department had been a Joke for two. or three years, was Anally obliged to call for tho Director's resignation. One of the first big jobs that Director Nor. ris undertook was to get a. real power of con demnution from tho last legislature. The bill went through the House without opposi tion: was favorably reported by a .Senate committee, and pass-ed first and second read ing in thnt body, but when it came up for final reading. Senator Mcilheuny. who had it 1 In hargc, put It on the postponed calendar, , betaii!e he learned that it wu1. 'al.iud' i"t I ct it'dii uefeat The bill was dim!! p.i-td it nt the stfrj of how that rcnlt was brought abvut if it could be told would be an in teresting illustration of how "Invisible gov ernment" can be thwarted. Is not this something to get mad about? Ono murders a mnn and the penalty Is death; 0110 murders a city and It passes for clever politics business politics. Some of the very men who let our water front pass under private control nro resting on plush cushions behind brnwnstono fronts In actual Igno rance of the part they played In the betrayal of n city. They blame tho railroads, for It is so. easy to blame the railroads. Why, It Is they themselves who nro to blamo for let ting Philadelphia be ruled nt homo and rep resented abroad year after year by men who lacked character nnd vision. Enough of the past! Fortunately n pro gressive movement Is on to repair tho dam age. Director Norris has set the ball rolling. As he has repeatedly pointed out, a first class port of tho present day must have: (a). Adequate city-owned wharfage and mooring facilities. (b). Mechanical nppllniices for the prompt and economical handling of cargo. (c). Suitable storage nnd warehouse pro vision. (d). Facilities for tho prompt Interchange of business on equal terms between all docks nnd all railroads entering " - city. Tho European Wur and the opening of the Panama Canal are two great facts that will change the entire countenanco of marina commerce. Tho sens of the world are now crowded with vessels seeking new accommo dations and new places of future permanent attachment. Give these salt-water strays a home, and who knows but that their very presence In tho Delaware River will usher In a new era of American shipbuilding. It does seem clear that every good citizen should get behind Director Norris, help him repair tho nets of our harbor, and big fish will be our deep-water haul. Right hero It might bo properly Illustrative to show "the hands" nt work blocking waterfront Improvement. Philadelphia is the only seaport of consequence located In Pennsylvania, and one-third of the total State pnulntlon lives In the metropolitan district of our city. Tot Governor Tener, who never does anything without consulting his creator. United States Senator Boles Penrose, cut a $1,000,000 Item for local hnr bor lmpnnements in tho appropriation bills of the Legislature down to $250,000. Massa achusetts. in the last few years, has spent $13,000,000 on harbor Improvements of Hos ton and Is not done. Over two years ago Director Norris had a mental picture of nn attractive Penn Treaty pier in the .Spanish Renaissance style, and nn up-to-date farmers' and fishermen's market on tho site of the old Neafie & Levy shipyard along tho Delaware River between Columbia avenue and Palmer street. His purpose was to throw open a water gateway Into the city for farmers from Pennsylvania and New Jersey trucking dis tricts, also fishermen with fish, oysters. clnms and various sea foods, from along tho two rivers. They had long wanted to get their products hero by motorboats direct to consumers. Councils wns asked to acquire this strip of valuable wnterfront, nnd tho area of land back of It for this particular purpose. The land would have cost $400,000 or less. Alas for the pier end the market! To go to Councils In tho public interest is fatal. If the project had been a scheme such ns tho new Municipal Court, backed by Jim McNIchol and tho Vares, tho reception would have been quite different. As it wns, tho majority of Councils took tho pier and mar ket project ns a huge Joke tho very idea of a public official being concerned over the cost of living. What did it matter if pre liminary nrrangemonts had been concluded for leasing the pier nnd market for a term of years on such a basis us to make the In vestment a self-sustaining one! ' "Piffle," said the&o Councllmen, strutting nround tho wards. "Ain't wo tho peoplo?" Councils never even deigned to consider tho proposition, but just Ignored It. A few months ago a, private corporation turned up as the purchaser of tho shipyard property, and tho chance of tho city to get it was gone, like tho (lash of a match In tho night. Is it nny wonder that a City Solicitor who runs his public office as an annex to "Tho Organization" hhould Issue a blatant legal opinion nttneking the Integrity of Director Norris, who was placed by President Wil.son on the salnryless hoard of the local reserve bunk? If a man seeks to hervo the taxpayers, hit him. This is Philadelphia under "tho hands." In contrast, the city of Hamburg, Germany, which Is located 75 miles fmm the mouth of the Elbe River, spent J33.COO.000 for n glgantlo svsteni of docks, basins nnd quays, without tho quiver of an eyelash. Hut Hamburg Is a free city. Ruth the Clyde River, which rjiado Glasgow, Scotland, and the Tyno River, which made Newcastle, England, were origi nally Insignificant streams, almost dry in jilaces. They were brought to their present stage of efficiency by continuous and sys tematlc dredging, hacked by a crystallized public sentiment. Easy transport of goods by lam) and sea is tin' Isoyfetonc in the arch of a great com mercial city1. The first foreign merchants wo know of were Southern Arabs carrying goods and bags rf silver from one distant legion to another, hut even they wcro frequently set upon nnd robbed by the early descendants of Jshmuel -ind Esau. The first notable naviga tors nnd maritime curriers of goods were Phoenicians'. In tho ancient records we see commerce esiwitd to great lisks, subject to constant pillage, hunted down In peace and utterly extinguished in war. Henco It became noccMry that foreign trade should ltselfhe an armed force in the world. Modern foreign trade also bus its enemies. Stupidity is one, rascality is another Often the foe crouches behind u legal bulwark, some relic of the early 1'Jih ceitturj It took Director Norris months to se ure from the Legislature the right to condemn water front property for harbor development pur poses. In view of Iho acuto shortage of free pier accommodations free, In iho sense of being municipally controlled Mr. Norris has put three new ones along tho Delawnro IUvor. One, nt tho foot of Dock street, was com pleted nnd opened Into In 1913, nnd tho others In tho old Soutliwnrlt district, between Queen and Christian streets, aro now under con struction. They will bo opened next yenr. South Philadelphia Is tho clladet of the Vares, Congressman William S. commanding In the 2fith Ward nnd State Senator Edwin H. In tho 39th Ward. The 36th Ward Is neutral ground, for Jim McNIchol has n half Interest In the present wnrd lender, F. J. Ryan. For years the contractor overlords have let the taxpayers of thin populous sec tion bounded by Oregon ftVciilio nnd tho two rivers suffer the dangers of grade crossings without securing any relief for them. Ore gon nveiuie, filled with tracks, was a Chlncso wall that abruptly halted tho growth of the city further to the southward. Then came the Rlanlcenburg administra tion, which took up a long series of negotia tions with the railroads, These conferences culminated In nn agreement that assures tho complete removal of grade crossings In South Philadelphia. ignln wo find tho placeholders busy, this tlmo assuring citizens that the real brains of the plan were Jim McNIchol nnd tho Vnrcs. Of course, everybody knows that Jim Mc NIchol and tho Vares never did anything for nnybody but themselves. Assurance Is n necessary quality In politics business poll tics. Dut rotumlng to the South Philadelphia plan; It Is ope of tho big accomplishments of the RlnnltenburK administration, for, asldo from benefits to tho three local wards, It means grent things for tho commerce of the whole city. Tho Volt lino system It provides will connect every Importnnt pier with every Important railway entering the city, leaving open the privilege to nny new road that may come to Philadelphia to utilize tho connect ing railroad. Further, under tho terms of tho plan, somo two miles or more of South Philadelphia waterfront Is released to the city, where It Is arrnnged to erect big piers for tho accommo dation of largo ocean-going steamships; thus Philadelphia Is put In the centre of the high road on the way back to the city's foimer glory ns 0110 of the leading aenports of the world. The city's part In the South Phila delphia improvement Is $9,000,000, of which $3,000,000 Immediately comes back through the acquisition of tho big slice of water front. There nro to bo ten new city-owned piers built, nnd the project as a whole will be known ns the Moynmcnslng Improvement. Tho first pier will be located on the Delaware River nt McKean street, tho group extending from that point down to Hoyt street, Includ ing tho site of tho present coal terminals of n railroad company nt Greenwich Point. The now piers aro to vnry In length from 000 to 1200 feet, nnd In width from 230 to 300 feet. Sonic steamers now calling nt this port aro forced to ttso two or threo wharves beforo they havo discharged nnd loaded their car goes. This ndded expense operates to the de cided disadvantage of Philadelphia. Hut when the Moynmcnslng Improvement, In cluding the connecting railway, Is operating, Philadelphia will be able to offer advantages superior even to New York, whero most of tho wharves are located upon tho wrong sldo of waterways from a freight handling stand point, and necessitates coatly loading nnd unloading operations. Superior even to New York! Docs It not listen largo? All that the Blnnkcnburg ad ministration has nsked for Is tho chance to make Philadelphia again pre-eminent In com merce. Along tho water front tho Mayor speaks through Director Norris. They aro pulling for Philadelphia. Send them their flowers now! CURIOSITY SHOP "Fiddler's Green" Is tho Elysium of the sailors; a land flowing with rum nnd lime Julct: a place of perpetual music, mirth, dancing, drinking and tobacco. The "Giant's Grave" is a height on the Bos phorus. Myron refers to It in "Don Juan": 'TIs n grand fcight from off the Giant's Grave To watch the progress of thoso rolling seas lletween the Ilnsphorus, us they las.Ii anil lavo Europe and Asia. A lioobv Is not merely a human dunce, but Is a Uahama bird, which Is so spiritless that when attacked by other birds it falls to fight and gives up tho fish It has caught without resistance. The phraso "to cotton to" Is much older than Is supposed. It dates back to Horace, according to a translation of that poet mado In 136" by Thomas Drant: So fcynoth he, things tru ena false. So always mingletlt he. That first with midst, and midst with lasto Mayo cotton and ngtee. Penrose a Millstone From the Milwaukee Journal. No party can nffoid to carry renroscs. Their vcrv presence In high places b so much elenr contradiction of all that nn party must claim for llwilf. In Illinois itoger Sullivan presents the raiuo kind of menace to iho Democrats. He has not s-o long n bad record as Penrose, hut he hui Etood for the same kind of politics. The party tntild lose his voto In the Senate far more easily than It could enny his weight In a c-atn-pnlgu. uters nre looking fur a party free of micli men, anil they are not so particular any more what the name of the p.uty in. Good llepualiinns In Pennsylvania, believers In Wll. Him In Illinois, will not feel ilravwi to Penrose and Sullivan an more than llson Uemocrata in wibcaiiblu will be dra.vn to leaders of a sim ilar kind. THK IDEALIST To tit down with a group of the emi nently hiicccssful and hear them deliver their vurlous reasons for "getting thcrp"' Is an (nten.sely Interesting experience. Hut It tuis Its drawbacks. "If 1 were forced to give an honest reason for my persistent occupuncy of my present rut," said the speaker In ono of tho failure, groups, "It could be presented in my ever lasting disregard for the spirit of 'Do It now!' "I began my cuieer as a cicik. perhaps early in tho day I would havo tho bulk of my work completed and only a few minor tat.ks would remain. 'Well,' i Invariably thought, 'I will havo nothing to start on when I como in tomorrow morning, so I'll let these few unimportant things go over until then.' Tho one big fact that I never hnd the gumption to get firmly fixed in my mind was that 'tomorrow' would bring its now work and that these uncoveied minor mat ters would bo In tho way." "Gentlemen," continued the man who at least possessed tho advantage of knowing himself, "my tactics were wrong. And I'll prove It to you by stating that I am still occupying that self-samo clerkship." The New "Battle of the Hook," rioin tlu. Sty. Vork WorU. The Oxford scholais h-tve replied to the Her man illiuiteis. Anions the events of thl r will figure the -nattle of the Uouk,.' if th literary output on both sides u een due prominence in hUlory, " SCRAPPLE For He Whom Knows On Lombard street: "Whomsoever wind .n. iv,r. mil J A Tropical Sonir, Mcbbe? Britain Rings With War Song. Manvi Troops Havo Alra Distinctly Their Own.-Li iicauime. Yce, What? What bitter loss by nccldent or crook Compares with that annoynnco for ! minute -1 Consuming 0110 who finds n pockctbook 4 With nothing in itv Or with tho rush of futllo wrnth that blinds' mo mruy ihhii woo nan uccn catapulted Hy some fair nutolst and, rising, finds ' That she's Insulted? ; These things nto hard to bear, there la no ' doubt, : But think to. what dark deeds the man hh guaocu, Held up nt pistol's point, who then finds out It wasn't loaded. And what of hint expecting wordy strife Who might have played till three In fear exquisite, Who reaches home at one nnd Icarus his wife " is on a visit uieiu mmi i inu wuuiu-iiu mum uumu one j Who lets tho bell ring, thinking It Is funny' 1! pPi f,ir1 ti nrnrlltfit Minn Innrtia lwnu en.A - Who owes hltn money. Denned "Pa. what's a hypochondriac?" "A person who Is sick of being well, my J A Muuomcr Muny a mnn Is called headstrong when la reality ho has a weak mind. So Tlicy Escape Seeking a rhyme for Indemnity, Agents to Josh In tho column, Comes to us only "solemnity," Which Is too solemn. Inside Stuff Owing to protests from tho composing room that It drives them dizzy, excerpts from Miss Gertrude Stein's futuristic verso will not appear for a few days In this column. When tho war 13 over nnd tho temporary In sanity of a few men won't matter, they will bo printed. Hack to the Soil Tho city man wns tolling his friends of the delights of farming. "There Is only ono tlmo a successful farmer gets back to the soil," ho said. "And that Is?" "When he's so far nwny from a garage that ho has to climb under his uuto and fix it himself." OTtlimes In tho fall the young man's fancy Turns toward tho overcoat, Though full well ho knows the chance he Has of getting It's remote. No. We're Afraid to Head It Mr. H H W -'s new book, "Tim E of tho W " (we have his press ngent's word for It), was written "with Jaws set and eyes on fire." Whereas this para graph, you may confidentially believe, Is written with eyes set and jaws on fire. Advertising rntcs on npt'llrntlon. Rather Peculiar No silence falls upon tho town; Tho tralllc noise docs not subside; We may not hear the falling down Of autumn leaflets that havo died. Tho racket does not end or cease; The clatter goes on as beforo; Wo hear the sumo old dang of pence; Far more incessant that than war. This Is, of course, as people wish, Anil yet the clamor must bo freak. For those whose livelihood's In fish Declare that this Is oyster week. Habit "This now bookkeeper Is mixing things up terribly,'1 said the head of the firm, "hero he's sent out 11 bill for double the amount due." "Yes," said the general manager, "I under stand ho used to bo a plumber's helper." FOOTLIGHT PHOTOS OLCA NETHKIISOLK 1 lovo little Olga. ' Her plays nre so warm, And If I don't see them They'll do me no harm. P. P. A. in.. hm; Mrs. Fisko Is delightful, At least, so I've heard; Though 1 listen a nlghtful, I can't catch n word. Enlightened "My dear duke," said her father. Jocosely, "don't you realize that In this country the men never have anything to do with Jt? If she has given her consent nothing on earth will prevent her from marrying you. I can not understand why she sent you to me." "Nor I." said the nobleman, "but I suppose It was my mistake. It never occurred to me that sho would wish to make the financial arrangements herself." Father Knew Her father's voice floated from the head of tho stairway. "GeraldlnoV" "Yes, papa," "Has that young man gono?" "No, papa; It's only 10 o'clock." "Send him home right away, and before ho goes tell him It's midnight so he can start his watch and the hall clock again." Germany vs. Italy To put It Into legal phraseology, if the de cision in tho criminal uctlon, so to speak and not that wo wish to violate our neutral li .? ,lu Ue,'nily'H favor, It should afford tho Kaiser a good basis for a non-support suit ugulnst Italy. The latter country, of course, muy obtain a standing army InJunc Hon against buch proceedings. 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