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v PTn.V's.,r:,K- "'-Jims, PitaiBisr
.c,lt.' " .'-vidlnrton, Vic Fretwieni; Juhn C
Martin, Secretary and Treureri Philips, t'ollm.
John B. Wllllame, John J. Spurgeon, Directors.
. Ciata It. K, CrtTIt, Chairman
I DWTID E. a.MII.F.r Editor
JOHN O. MARTIN' ...general Ruilneu Manager
rubllthed dally at Piat!C I.eimick llulidlnc.
Independence Square, Philadelphia.
I.aoova Cbntiii.. , .. .llroad and Chestnut Streets.
ATI1NTIC 1'ITT VfJI-L'lliO'l IlUllJIni
Naw Toaa. 'JOO Metropolitan To-cr
DiTaeiT io.i Korl liuilrting
St. 1,ocis loos ru!1rlon llulldtns
Cmcmo 120J Trttunt Building
Whiiinoton ntaavr
N. K, Oor. l'ntn-hanl Av and 14th St
Naw Tola licr.ni. I he ,iui llulllln
London Boiad London, Himii
suBscmrno.v tkiims
The Etasivo rcnuo I.itwra la served to ul
aerlbers In Philadelphia and surrounding" town
at the rate of twele U- cents per weew. paiauli,
to the carrier.
tlv mall io mint outside of Philadelphia. In
the United Slates. c'an.iU. or l"nlt I Si ite. pos
teutons, floatage free, fifty OOi cents per month,
HI ($oi dollara per ear, pavapl In advance,
To all foreign lountrl-a one l$U dollar per
NoTiea 9ubtcrlbra wishing addren changed
must cite old a well as here adlress.
urn, wo iru.MT itrv5Tos,r. main ioo
CT Artdresf nil eovintuntrntlom to f.'rriM7 Public
Ledger, Independence Square. Philadelphia
Member of the Associated Prcs
sivelu entitled to the use for lepubliratlon
of all news diipatches credited to it or iof
nthencisc credited in this paper, and alia
the local news published thcicln.
All rights of republication of special dis
patcher herein aic also icservcd.
rhllad-lplui, Turner. JinilifT II. Mil
"lOVERNOtl SPIiOt'IS inaugurul ml
dress, rrlnteii in full on another page
of this Issue Is a statesmanlike document
deserving perusal by every person who
wishes to understand what kind of man
now occupies the highest post of honor in
our Commonwealth.
While there will he some to take excep
tion at points, the message as a wholo can
be commended for its avoidance of the
usual amiable, platitudinous and vague out
givings on such occasions. The now Gov
ernor knew what he wanted to say and
said it, positivelj and definitely. Tlio
speech is Ions', but the most severe blue
pencller would find It hard to cut. It Is
meaty, carefully reasoned and touches
every vital question beforo tl people of
the State. Best of all. it shows clearly
the results of the Governor's long services
In the Legislature. He knows his Job
and will need no boss to guide his steps. He
can think for himself.
To discuss adequately every topic han
dled In this admirable address would ie
quire as much space as the original. But
there are points worth emphasis.
What the Governor says about the
method of combating the menace of Bolshe
vism in this country is pithy. The antidote
of "good public administration, generous,
progressive, humane laws and thorough
Justice, backed by an alert, forceful and
God-fearing public sentiment," will serve
for most popular Ills as well as this "social
Infection" from Russia.
We like his manly way of drawing the
line between the executive and legislative
departments and his promise to respect the
rights and responsibilities of tho legis
lators. Imagine some recent executives in
this country frankly declaring to the legis
lative bodies auiliated with them: "It was
never intended that the political power of
the executive should be used to control
legislation or to intlueneo or dominate
political action': What will the petty
bosses say to thai" Likewise: ' It us
work together in entire confidence to per
form our solemn duties, with no muster-, to
serve but the people of IVnnsjlvanla, who
have trusted us so completely." Shades of
Matt Quay!
The recommendation for postponement
of constitutional revision until is:i is
disappointing, but probably due to tho con
servatism of tho schooled legislator.
Appointment of a commission of twenty
five citizens, "reptesentatlve of tho bint
thought In tho various elements In our
'Commonwealth's life." to study the whole
subject, seems hit a. work of superero
gation, lnce anv onatitutlonal convention
will Insist upon traversing all of tho ground
again. We ought to have a convention
not later than nest year, for delay only
multiplies tho evil of tho prment thread
bare Constitution, which, aa the Governor
we) says, is not a bill of right but a list
of limitation" of prohibitions rather than
Many leader will be tunned to learn
from the section called "Financial Prob
lems" that Pennsjlvania contributed about
one-sixth of the entire rout of tho admin,
tstratlon of the I'niud States Government
last 5 far. (Alde: Did Penns .vnnia ha. e
proportionate i enumeration at Hi hands
of the men behind that government"! The
situation Is serious as It affects the rev.
cnues and tnxrajslng possibilities of the
State. The 1'ederal encroachment here in
The Governor's woids on the question of
school teachers' salaries and the syatem
of education generally are worthy of
respectful thought. He Is bravely out
spoken In his opposition to tho project for
a twent-lli per cent flat Increase in
salaries and ho argues well. Uut the
Legislature after nil must decide
There aie many moro Ideas of value,
audi as his dI-cUslon of the need of
reorganizing the Highway Department and
first constructing new roadbeds whero
roads aie tiaveled mot. the simplification
of the State i m-i mucin m.nliiner . th
strengthening oi tin- Lubor Depaitment
and the extension of its efforts on behulf
of Industrial workers and tho foreign
populations; the demand that the I'edcral
Government "release Itt stranglehold upon
private enterprise and withdraw Its per
sistent and iepreslo l (.-nutation of evtry
comineu'lul nctill, cut down it over
grown force ot ntllclitl lionpiodilo'is, ie
dtice Its appalling opeudlttiies to a normal
basis and sap some of the billions taken
fiom the people ill tile most drastic tuos
the wot Id tins ever known for uc In
domestic works" mid the plea for a cdin
plote bod of Immune legislation.
l'lilliuleliiliians will be paltlcitlarly pleased
with his lmltetice that this city get a
square deal and u lat'Rer measuie of free
gov eminent by such clauses as his Indorse
tnenf of charter revision, the return of
automobile license fees' to the city for
upkeep of streets, tlu impiovement of the
Dolawaie loi t and liatbor. and nit appro
priation for the Delaware lilver bridge
That his attitude on piohlbitiou and
woman suffi'fle before election was not
mere electioneering sham Is proved bv his
emphatic statement that the l'edeial
amendments on both subjects should be
pased. the tlrst at once and th' other as
soon as submitted by ConKri. Hi con
clusion is a modest reference io Ills
cabinet" and u quotation from Colonel
Hoosevelt that is tine enough to ervc as
a motto for any government.
The Governor has mail" n splendid stait
Wasliinglou's nidation I Imperiling llie
Wliolr (lniiiaul llatanecil Mrmturc on
Vliith llie nierioan Nation X'a- rounded
MKS. JELLYBY, immortalized in the
pases of "Bleak House." wus an ex
ceedingly zealous lefonner, so intent on
redceminjr the unfortunate African na
tives of Borrioboola-Gha that her own
household became a perfect synonym for
chaos. The excellent principles which
she sought to inculcate abroad were re
pudiated at home.
A prreat bellicerent in it world war
proclaimed and foucht for the liberaliz
ing principle of self-determination and
the rights of small soveieiun entities,
yet meanwhile within its own boundaries
that much-lauded political philosophy
was more traduced than it had been for
The United Stales of America in the
role of Mrs. Jellyby is not an encacinK
spectacle. It would be pleasant to be
lieve that certain ideals which we have
been championing for others have been
stimulated nmong ourselves. But the
facts are otherwise.
In a great, emergency patriotism
rightly dictated that even a radical dis
location of the constitutional balance be
tween the sovereign States and the
national government of the federalized
republic which they compose should tie
tolerated. The war powers of Washing
ton were natuially susceptible of the
widest interpretation. The result has
been a persistent process of centraliza
tion distinctly at variance with the sound
concept that powers not specifically dele
gated by law to the Federal government
should be enjoyed by tho various Com
To have asserted these rights in war
times might seriously have crippled the
imperative need of unified action. But
quiescence under the new order of peace
is in flat contradiction of the admirably
balanced original structure of the Ameri
can republic. Wo shall be .tellybys, in
deed, if self-determination in the com
munity of States is forgotten in the
midst of our .enthusiastic support of it
for other lands.
How far we have traveled along the
course of centralization is obvious in tho
passage of the "dry" amendment, the
telephone nnd cable seizure-, the cam
paign for a national suffrage law, the
hints of national health insurance, old
ago pensions ami a plethora of pro
posals making for the ascendancy of
Washington over Pennsylvania, N'cw
York or California and the reduction of
these sovereign entities and their sisteis
to tho statua of French "departoments."
The suggested and accomplished re
forms may be, and in many cases are,
thoroughly praiseworthy. It is tho ma
chinery enforcing them which is ques
tionable. Most of them are actually
illegal ur.le-s the drastic measure of
amending thp Constitution be adopted.
How much we have stra.ved from the
cardinal principles of a republic, es
pecially inemorublo in history for its nice
adjustment of lights and its application
of a code of internal freedom to the
components of a union, is thus exem
plified. A particular instance of how sweep
ing hus ben the change, oven in tho
very complexion of American political
thought. i afforded by the attitude of
the Federal railroad administration in
seeking to tK tlie rates for ft eight
trafllc wholly within the States. A
generation ago such an attempt would
have been almost unthinkable. But tho
public, under the extraordinary war con
ditiotw, became inuied to Federal inter
feience, and the national authorities, sus
tained by the party in control of the
central government, have been quick to
capitalize this attitude.
It is plain that they will take Just as
much as they can get.
The whole plan for tho government
control of laihvays is one of the muny
Indices of presumption. Fortunately,
however, for the welfare of tho baste.
elements of Americanism, tho new
ruling for ttiis State lias already met
with a check. The Public Service Com
mission denies the authority of the
tiunspoitation "federalists" to dictate in
purely "intrastate" affaiia and it is
likely that the subject will eventually
find its way to the United States Su
preme Court,
A verdict from this high tribunal,
whomever it may favor, should prove
salutary, for it is high time that cog
nizance were taken of disquieting tenden
cies of a misconception of the very
texture of the American body politic. A
judicial Hat would clear the air, as it
has often done in the conflict in tho past
between Stale and national sovereignty.
In foimer days, however, the problem
was much less confused than it is now
'for the reason that, despite the extrava
gance of the States' rights champions,
their constant activity resulted in a defi
nition of sides and gave unremitting
prominence to the whole theme. There
is danger today in the possibility that
the essential chaiacter of the whole
league of States, in which harmony has
been pioduccd from their authoiity to
legislate for themselves on subjects
which concern themselves alone, may ac
tually be altered without the public being
fully awaie of it.
Such a prodigious transformation took
place in the Roman state, which went
through the illusory motions of being n
republic long after the imperial power
was fully established. It is by the hind
sight of history that we know that the
icpublic fell with Caesar. The changes
weie so subtle that the existence of a
new form of government under Augustus
was unsuspected.
The highly singular phase of the pics
ent situation lies in the fact that the
active oppicssors of State self-determination
are members of a paity which
formerly fervently espoused tho doctrine
of State "self-determination," Being in
office, the Democratic party has devel
oped its potentiality in the diiection of
federalism. Pel haps any other political
faction would have done likewise. The
viewpoint of a jobholder is apt to vary
widely from the opinion he may have
held outside of office.
But whatever the cause, the Demo
cratic and Republican parties for the
first time in their history seem to have
changed places on a matter of principles.
Should the cleavage widen and become
more distinct, the next national election
may produce an altogether novel line-up
of political philosophies. It would be
beneficial for the country to face the
issue clearly, to cease groping in the fog
inevitably created by the abnormal war
conditions and since then more peri
lously intensified. Seraphically reform
ing the world and behaving like Mrs.
Jellyby at home is a pait which the
Ameiican republic cannot safely con
tinue playing.
Supposedly, we enjoy the faculty of
turning our gaze "home to the instant
need of things." The necessity of apply
ing it to a matter which concerns the
vital structure of the nation and tho
whole workable theory on which it was
founded is immediately imperative.
W, 11, at least the Pennsylvania bglsla
tor who iegltered ns a "gentleman" did not
call himself a "perfect" one
rpili; Springfield Water Company's threat
-- to increase Its rates for domestic con
sumers emphasizes anew the Injustice of
tho anomaly by the operation of which
certain Philadelphia tnxpavers entitled to
city water at city prices are denied that
right. Notwithstanding the. Public Service
Commission, private concerns controlling
mains In the subuibs have long enfoiced
a polky of extortion and tven under tho
prospect of chuck thc can alvvavs bluster
and Intimidate.
But even assuming that their charges
were wholly fair, there is tin excuse tor
conducting their enterprises in Philadel
phia Countj. Thcie tho municipal water
bureau should bo the exclusive dispenser
of vvat(jr nt rates proportionately the same
for all citizens. Tho untqual dUliibutlon
of public privileges and public services is
an abuse which cannot bo lecliilcd too
Tho plan to purchase th water mains of
a private company in Holmesburg for the
city Is sound and should be swiftly exe
cuted. But inequities will exist until the
city exercises Its clear light to bu up all
tho intruding plant". Th.- prospect of this
lotest gouge (alls for (.inclusive action.
1 h.- first bit of lesisla
Isn'l tt dint 'i"'i to ba passcil by
linfUj'.' il 'SIS Legislature
ri Vevv York and
signed bv the Governs was introduced by a
woman. What w as V ? " mid labor- Exten
sion of wumail surtrupt-.' Han on boo?- or
( Igarettes? Vo, sir: It was just a littli
inttr if extending the season fer dw a
ahooting in l.onK I'uni.
1 he- 'dea has sprung
UuiiUit nr Jii-t in " niitlvo gulf
Hunk.' bi'H I, ' that an excel-
ten' ib for a wounded
doughboy or Kub would be that of a caddj
or caddy master on the golf links of the
tountr.v. A fln Job. undxuMertlv for those
of ihtui that desire thm kind of thing. But
wi not have them t-rv tea at the ninth
Theie v er r.ois at
,n.! Old lier'.ti rleci'ons.
.Vow if ii were not fo
tlif haunting memory of the I- fth Ward, one
could make s-oine more JnU. x ab( ut the hone-
leMiiess of the Hun.
After tinulauiiirig tho
NnllilnE, ill-too beautiful L'nlon
f Course Itcimblican Club as It
marched to the Har
rlsuurg train yestiday, we ictuineil to medi
tate and to wonder what , ivam-colored spats
have to do Willi Rod KovernmcM
"Vou t mhI a labor
union h i-fM'n to
N e w Y ei K s o vv n
V re (tbl-I'utliloned
Mavnr 11 Inn. ' slapped
the bund 'hut elected .vou'" Kiting m the
fashion In Philadelphia.
It must gratify Mi Hran to realUe
il.jt h former home Hta'e was able to add
the tlnal dash of jiape Juice to the Prohibi
tion cocktail.
I Eltisivctms oj Diplomatic Prelimi
naries George Creel's Doughty
Tilt With Chaos
r (
li rrfeipnJenl ef fhe ttniini Public teJier Tt'ilh
the I'eife Utbitlon In Fruit
Special Corrcpandtnct
loMTtoht, jjs. lu Public l.tiaer Co.
Paris, Jan. C.
TN TIIK new process of tapprochement
-between the pres and government the
Administration has dlscov red Hngland.
This (sounds like shop talk, the Inteieet
of a newspaper man In the newspaper
side of the conference. But It Is not. Jt
is highly significant. The Pirsldent was
getting ready to visit Knglaml. The
American press had to come along. The
lltlson officer between the President and
the press was talking to the assembled
col respondents. He was doing what he
could. He thought there would be a train
for us. Ho was trying to arrange for one.
lie had been to the American consulate
about peimlsslon and vises. You can't
turn around In Europe without consulting
tho pollco ar.d three or four other authori
ties. If we would nil go In a body to the
American consul, he might help us.
rnitniu: was an interruption of this in
effectual flow. Some one said, "I think
Jlr. Wlte has a communication to make."
Mr. Wile is one of Lord Northcllffe's men.
He said: "Speaking for tho British Gov
ernment" Lord N'orthcllffe's men all
speak for the British Government: even
the ofllce boys In Thrcadneedlo stieet speak
with voices that sound at least as If they
came with nil the authority of the minis
teilal bench--"speaking for the British
Government 1 desire to say that that gov
ernment wishes you all to be Its guests
during tl e President's trips. Trains and
hote.s will be piovided. If ou will all turn
in your passports, we will get the necessary
Vises and permits. I'vcrythlng will be done
for you by , tho British Government."
rpHC American liaison olllcer gasped. The
- Ht'IMeli linil n-nll;Al (w( ,! mneHni?
where the details of publicity for the
Ameiican trip weie being arranged and had
made off with the American press before
the e.ves of the American ofllcials. Was It
N'orthcllffe, the most Ameiican l'ngllsh
man, who had done tlus thing'.' Or was
It England, the country which you dis
cover In Paris, although it Is not vet here'.'
If tho British show the same swiftness
and address at the coming conference that
they showed on this occasion, who will run
nwuy with the Peace Conference?
The hardest thing to find In Europe at
the present writing, when the preliminaries
were to take place which would settle
everything. Is the Peace Conference
Where Is It? What is It? When the news
paper correspondents arrived, they spent
tho first few day, meaning that they were
lost or that tho Peace Conference was lost.
They could find nothing. They looked anx
iously nt the high hedge which surrounds
the mansion where President Wilson lives
and almost hides It from view. But hedges
in Paris tell nothing. The press here has
not established lbs relations with hedges
and blank walls. Tho correspondents beat
their bi easts Then the truth gradually
camo to them. Piesldent Wilson himself
had not found the Pence conference. Some
put it that ho reached the ball pails before,
the game was called. He had talked, It Is
true, to Mr. Clemenceau nnd Signer Or
lando, but It became evident that these
talks had settled nothing and got nowhere.
It was a talk between the earnest exponent
of modern ideas and two polite diplomats
of the old school.
It came out that Mr. Wilson thought ho
was losing time. He was to bo gone from
America only six weeks, and It was rapidly
becoming apparent this time would be up
before anything real had been accomplished.
People warn von when you come to Palis
that J oil cannot hurry Purls. The mom
you tr to hurry Paris tho less speed you
make. And .vou cunnnl nurry European
diplomacy. Even the greatest leader of
today, the one international figure In the
world, cannot hurry European diplomacy.
hurry. He had come over here without
first finding out how Ills coming would suit
tho convenience of European diplomacy.
Most of us in America had felt that where
President Wllon was there wa-s the Peaco
Conference: but It was not so. Where
President Wilson Is, there I- tho hope of
the future, the respect of all the ordinary
people of Europe, tho modern world's pas
sionate longing for peace. Thcie is moral
force, political ideals, but not the Peace
place in Enii
he Peace Conference took
gland before Mr. Wilson's
nrrival when M. Clemenceau hastened
across the Channel to see Mr. Llovd George.
Perhaps it will tnke place in Paris when
Mr. Mojd George confers with President
Wilson. But certainly the Piesident's
coming here did not set things in motion.
If be expected that it would do so, he was
mistaken. The President l.s having as
hard a time finding the peace as aie the
IT tvn ste
fllEN'the President uriived he bt ought
tenographers with him and In
stantlv , in a daj almost, theio weie two
bushels ef letters to be answered At once
George Creel to the lescue. In his Inter
Mow with the newspaper correspondents
the day after his arrival, Mr. Creel con
fided to the world that he was going to
bring order out of chaos. It Is a great
delight to think of Mr. Creel bringing order
out of ( haos. I yield to no one In mv ad
mliaiion of Mr. Creel's force, courage, in.
dustry, honesty; but cliao: and George
Creei nro o'.d acquaintances. Wheie Cicel
is there is tumult, passion, energy dis
persing Itself In a hundred directions at
once. There Is ardor, certainly, but no order.
And Mr. (borgo Creel Is a rather tv pical
figure, as dose to the President as any one
here. What hove wo got here. Interna
tional ardor or International order.'
ONE hcais much from day to day of oi
ganization, Just as one used to hear
much of organisation In Washington. The
favorlto word here is likely to bo soon co
ordination. The I'nlted Stntes Government
In Paris is several hotels fui of people
and loads of archives, under which Paris
groans and at which the J' tench press cries
out in piutest as a new example of Inter
national Imieauciao. Tho commlssiun
meets dalle to organizo its forces, stoon.
doubtless, there will be a big ciiait. a b.ue
print dividing all the advisers hete und to
urrlve accoidlns to functions, and making
the vast funds of Information collected by
Colonel House unliable. Order will have
come out oC chaos.' Ardor will have be
come order. Mr. George Creel will emerge
from his retreat. For all the world you
will be reminded of Mr. Baker's functional
reorganization of the War Department.
.ynfcvtwi'-HAVitisuo'.-.-iN, ssmskvr''sxssm'i" . h u &-A
' . ''
A Case of Desertion?
COMMUTERS are a hardy race, but
many of them must have been dls
maved at the recent rumor that tho
Major, our most distinguished offleinl
suburbanite, Is to move In town for the
blizzard season. The report as printed of
fered threo reasons for Ills Honor's ur
banization. I'lrst, it Is Impossible to get
servants In Glenslde; second, the Major
yearns to be. near the hotels and theatres,
and, third, he wants to be hard by his
lawyer. There was no suggestion that he
wants to be nearer his Job. ,
Now It would lend us too far afield to
discuss which of these considerations, if
nny, may be the Major's prime motive for
planning n utay In town, If he docs so
plan. Possibly each one contributes Its
own de'.lcate Impulse to the distinguished
But what will be the effect on the
morale of the commuting clan? V ould It
be fair for the Commuter Mnxlmus, to
whom all others along the Cinder and
Bloodshot look for piecept and example,
to desert tho colors Just at the onset of
the bitter weeks? Now Is tho time when
suburban esprit de corps needs rallying.
The next sixty dajs bring winter's Great
Push. Turnaces develop suuoen icuwisj,
pipes fieeze, tho morning milk bottle has
to be plated In a pot of hot water to
thaw, wives In Mandrake Park and Mara
thon wait desolately tor husbands vvhllo
the RU8 Is stalled In a drift. Every tem
pered veteran, however, faces the ordeal
with the exultation that u brave man
feels in meeting a focman worthy of his
coal. The arctics and gum boots a'e
renrl'v in the hall cupboard. The snow
shovel and tho oldest broom are standing
by the cellar stairs. The oil stove is
trimmed nnd tilled against midnight vigils
In the back kitchen, which (like all ba"k
kitchens) faces north and too nakedly ex
poses Its plumbing to tho nipping, eager
air. An evening trip to town for dinner
and theatre becomes a gallant foray, un
epical tidventuie, a triumph of spirit over
And now, as the Zero Hour approaches
and the stout battalions of the suburbs
man tho veiy trenches of winter, It Is dls
maying to hear that their commundet -In-chief
muj desert them to revel in hotels
nnd theatres, to carnival among hat-
check banditti In steam-heated lobbies. It
IS a staggering blow to those who havo
dug themselves In on many a rural hill
top, and with backs to tho steant pipes
have said to Winter what Colonel Whittle
sey said to the Germans. Would It bo
fair, Mr. Major?
It Is not unnatural that tho Kaiser
should go out wood-chopping every day.
If we were in his shoes we would also
have a keen desire to touch wood.
The Optimist
Each time that I pnrchase theso flimsy
lisle hose,
Which are almost Immediately pierced by
my toes,
This sole consolation I humbly tepeat,
It's good vve'vo not toes on both ends of
our feet.
We might havo hud toes on our elbows
nnd kr.eea,
Been sprinkled with toes like the biunches
of trees;
So a thanks to the monkey I hereby pro-
Who started the fashion of only ten toesl
i-in ,i nirsiaBa7rraiifi'r"f hi .,..--.- ,,.. . . , ,.i t.ckw
Baccti?' !a '""yJw'Jaiwfflaiaffif: -- t 1,,-s, !.!?- li IikvaiT
II .':'
We Doubt Your Sincerity
fJcvir Socuitcn After watching that
ponderous frock coat march up Broad
street with Hon. William H. Varo Inside
it I Just couldn't help saying to myself,
"The Frock of Gibraltar." I don't know
why these things occur to me. Is theie
anything that can be done about It?
Thoughts on the Pcacrj Conference
If we were running the Peace Confer
ence we would borrow a month-old baby
and put It In Its bassinet In the room where
the sessions are held. Each delegate as
ho paused in to each meeting would be re
quired to pass the bassinet and look at
tho child. On the blanucls he would see a
Is there a man who can look nt n babj-
a sleeping babj that is without hoping
thut tho woild will bo a better place by
the time It grows up?
Another thing that our own League of
Notions will take up will bo the distressing
prevalence of envelopes that have Just
enough mucilage on the flap to last until
one reaches the mall box.
Thero Is great apprehension In certain
quaitcrs and, by the vvav, why is it that
the quarters are always apprehensive,
while the halves and tho sixths nnd the
eighths seem so tranquil? thero Is appre
hension, we repent, that Mr. Wilson is
going to wait until the Pence Conference
decides what kind of u league of nations
it will stand for and then announce that
that was just the kind of league he had
in mind all along.
All the gentlemen wno went to the con
ference In fur-coliured overcoats must find
this warm weather rather, distressing,
Perhaps they call tho room wheto the
conferenco Is meeting the Hall of Clocks,
because everybody Is watching It. And
perhaps not.
We hope that tho President will soon bo
able to visit the devastated areas of France
and Belgium, becnuse the Inhabitants must
be anxious to begin rebuilding,
Hlgnor Marconi thinks that tho best way
of opening communication with the stars
would be to signal them some simple
mathematical statement, Hiich as "Two
plus two equals four." This, ho says, must
be true there Just as well ns here.
But If he teally wants to get u come,
back from some other planet, why not rudl
nte "Two plus two equals five"? That
would be much more likely to arouse an
Interplanetary argument.
Besides, is It so certain that two nnd
two are four on other stars? They may
order things better up theie.
On the Walnut Street Bridge
We weie walking across tho Walnut
street bildgo the other afternoon, tie.
companled by ti j-ouiig i elation (verj
joung, not much over' two jeais oldi, when
wo were accosted by a person of uncertain
demeanor, who asked If we knew of a
pawnshop that would be open on Sunday,
Now, William ,1, Burns or Ashton Kirk
would huve known right awaj what was
coming, but we tire still a little strange to
the Walnut street bridge and did not know
what entertaining adventures may' be met
- ta. tf1 fc i,iatsft 1
--;--. f i. i aVi tf! ?. I
ar'.. SB aiffriw!
there. So we said, Innocently enough, that
all the pawnshops of our acquaintance are
closed on Sunday.
,,.-,1 1 .. M ..nt.l .Ua nnixinn T'vA (rf V
a ring here I found In a hotel and I want
to sell It so I can get enough money to go
to Pittsburgh. It's a fine ring;. Just hold
It in jour hand, boss. I've an idea you
would give me good value for It."
Wo looked at the ring and It seemed
fairly interesting. A large gold masculine
ring, with a diamond of startling propor
tions. "I guess that ring Is worth a good deal Jf
of money," sold the person, "but I've got
to get to Pittsburgh. I'll let you have It
tr.r- tor, .-"
"I've got a friend who lost a ring ver;bt?
like ihnt In a hotel tho other day,
we said, "und he has an Idea some on
helped him to lose it. It's fine you're golni
to Pittsburgh, because he's going thero
too, nnd you might meet him."
"Well, boss I might have to go farther
than Pittsburgh," said tho ngreeable Indl-,
Whut we should have liked to do would,
have been to accompany the person across
the bridge, pretending wo wou d buy thej
ring when we got home to our wallet, and! i
then Introduce him to the first man In blurc
we met, but we felt a little handicapped ty
the ptesenco of the young relation.
"I'm sorry," we said, "but I don't wear
Jewelrj-. But that friend of mine who lost
a ring Is Just on the other side .of the
bridge. Go on as you're going and you'll
meet him."
Ho set off In the opposite direction.
One-tenth of the hind of Pennsylvania
Is producing nothing, soys Glfford Plnchot.
Such being the case, there ought to be no
trouble about finding work for returning sol
diers. With due recognition of tho fact that
both Italians and Jugo-silavH are very much
In earnest and have much to Justify trelr
Individual opinions, the Peace Conference
will proceed to give them Just what Is good
for them.
JFW Do You Know?
VW'itt nfflre In the new PnllHh (Internment Is
d by Icmire J. I'lulerrwHlcIT
,. on
i. Imt tliiv lu till, iliirntlfin nf ulntA
uilh.i- ullecil t,i Ih, fnrt-i-iiHt hv lh
nctlon of the eriiiinillioi?
.1, How Innc is the rnnainn dinnl?
4. Tor uhnt do the. Initial F, It. 0. ft. tandT
5. How I- thr cross tonnune of it shin calctt-
6. Wliii i the limest (Itr In the llrltUh o-
tension In hotitli Africa? - -
7, vvne wus nreMiirni oi (tip i imru nitiieit V vi
smulionill ( (lnicnunn,-
H, What are the two pfiiriils of tho word Index
I), Vvhnt rnntmmi vegetable, was formerly rot
Mderisi iinui lu cut, tuts icrnvrn tor nerora
UI( purinrn lion (niieu u love-nppie?
10. Vtluit Is u toccata?
Answers lo Yesterday's Quiz
The lleiljui la the fertile ttrln of nte
Arultlu Itlnir .tinner (l.e IImI Sfn nnd (
liulf of Aleil.sli. ihe chief (Hies lire MeC( j
.iirninn, linn diuuuii, I
Ahrnhum l.lmoln'p wife una Mury Ten J
The flrt ot , Wili-on'M fourteen uolnt
thus stated) "Open covenant of peat
(lieiil arrived at, after which there sh
lie no privair iniernaiionai lllulerMundln
of nny kind, but diplomacy shall alum
proceed frankly and In the nubile view,'1
, lluio (irotlui, the seventeenth century I)ut
JnrUt. considered the founder of fhe
enre or international luw. propounded t
doctrine of tho freedom of ttie hcuk III tt
formnlai "The nlr, runnlnii water, the i
lire common all,"
Nell Orleans U the "CreNrent fit. .... -.1
froin ii Kfe.it bend in the lour.e of ill
VIUkUhIpdI, I)
, Sonlli ( nnillniv U the onl Mate In
l'nlon uhhh crunls no divorces.
(loshen menus
'place of lltlit
Dr.. Samuel Johnson mid
(Ulllty uf lllittinru Itf n nt 1 n,Hbt tl-
.... i.. .1... ....-...-.. '"v -. ..n
r ,,,. 4,,.r Ul Hit,
0. In addition to Ireland. H(. I'ui
icim iiviiua in ,-rw zculaud,
10, The Mohammedan religion, with about
(nju.ow, turbid, the u.e of alcoholic M
or "place, ,' I
vif L- ti!... rlV '
wl m
t ii
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