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f 0 ' Of. ' s o '.r M '1'V,s . if r ' a: 4-r i jrs 8 v'l ii 2 re lir 10 Euenmg public ffic&act PUBLIC LEDGER COMPANY crnus ii. k curtis. pmsiont Charles II. Lu.llnelon, Vice President. John C Martin, Secretary and Treasurer 'hliln 8. Collin., John li. IVIlllHtns, John J ,jf-JBa: furnn. Direct on" EDtTOltlAI. HOARD: ljHl.n II I UUIC. viiniuiinii vC,fiAVlU U. SMILEY KdlWr :lif s'JOilN C. MARTIN. General Uuilncas Jltr. I ,'t -Published dally nt Pum.1i; l.Msirn llullJIngi , ' "f Indnwrnleine t'nu.iri, Philadelphia . New Yobk Villi Metropolitan Tower noiT . .. 701 Konl lliilldins fit. Louis ..loos Pullerton llulMlnat Oneiric . . . inoi Tribune Uulldlnif NEWS MJItEAUS WiiilMiroN Uunt.tn, N K. for rvmuMvanla A.. end VJIJ' J" New Youk Rtniiun. . .Tht Sim tlutldlnx Birnscnipno.N terms The EtrMMi Penile Lrnnrn Is served to subscribers In PhtlRdIr.lili and urroindlmc towns at th rain of tlif (12) cents per il(, ravahlo to the rairlr .... llv mall tn noltlto outld of riillsdetohla In the United Plate. Panada, or United States posses-inns. nolnce free, fifty (.101 cents ner month fll.T ($(1) dollars per ear. 'Btvabl In advance To all forelcn countries one (It) dollar fr month. ... ..Nci Tt r r Suhsc-rlb-r. wlhle Rrt.lress ensnared muit sl old a well a new ad Areas. HELL. SOM WM.MT KrY10M'. M UN 3W)n ETulfMrei nil reiiinnii'i.ceielorn in Kmnimi ruhllf f.frfoer. 'tirifpencfrnce) "7tiare, f'liUarftlplit'i Member of the Associated I'rcs 77: AssomrnD muss is exclusiicly entitled In the use "' republication of nil news dispatcher credited to it or not ofir. i. fir rrerfifnl ( thh piper, and alio the local nctcs published therein. All righti of repuhlieation of special dispatches herein are also reserved. Philadelphia, lrlla. Marth 12. I'M A FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM, FOR PHILADELPHIA TlilllE nn Mllleli Hie peeple expert the new mlniliilstriitlon In rnncen- Irale Us nllentloni TAr Delaware rivrr hi Mar. A drydock hii rnouqh 'o nrcoinmo rfatr the large! itf.' Deuelopntent of the rapid transit syi' tern. A conuenNon hall A bulldiniT for the Tree fjbraru. An Art Stuacum. Enfaroemont of the water supply. Homes to accommodate the popula tion. THE HUSH-HUSHERS IX ALL the dank world of rotten poll i tics there is no institution o snerrd as the well-known Veil of Ni!cne. What the people don't know, runs the rule, won't trouble them. And. what is far more important, it won't trouble Hie plunderers, the corruptinuNts and the tinhorns in office. Break the Veil of iSilcDce if you wli to invite a eritable trmpest of hate from all friruds of in- . visible government. . Hepburn broke it in the street-dean- I Ing department and there was panic. ' The revered Krniug Itiilletin awoke to! neer its best ami wring its hands and object in accents wild. Hut the streets acre cleaned. i Colonel Morden uas admonished clamorously to keep a still tongue in his ' head. Tor a week thej seemed to bawl him properly gagged. The colonel didn't like it, appdrcntlj. He lias begun to tell tome ucccsFar truths. The question now is whether he shall he shot at sunrise, burned at the stake or condemned as a disorderly young man y1o, because he refuses to play the 'game, is unfit for bis job. P j1fect OFA BALEFUL WORD S TJ1XAMIXATIOX is a dread term. 5 - Xot infrequently its ominous irapli r ratlous have checked the aspirations of 2 the average adult to turn time backward. and certainly it is blasting to bromides 2 about the undiluted jojs of childhood. S The Huroau of Municipal Ilesenrcli 5 gives a practical aspect to this universal K shudder when it suggests the nccssitj of some substitution for tlie fearsome S word in connection with civil service Sk Jests. The more progressive cotntni Z siouh are aid to have ceased asking tip s' pllcants for positions about the highest Z mountain in Kurope. tin- date uf the 3 Crusades or the favorite horse of Alex J audcr the (ircat. g Carpenters are quired on carppnter- Ing, engineers on mechanics, ('audi Z dates submit fads concerning their spo 5 eific equipments. Often there is no .lis S mal, silent, panicky classroom coudave I at nil. 5 Thib iiioM'iuenl of the civil service t tests from the academic to the prac 2 tieal commends itself to .oinmon sense. " What remains of the old rigidity is now an epithet. A fitting .'iiiheniini for 5 "examination" is called for in thin Z week's bulletin of the liiireau of Mu- 6 nielpal Hprnrrh. J It is argued that the si,,.ad ,,f truth 5 about the tests will gtcatly stimulate i the growth of the ciul siric sjsteni S Most grown-ups will probably agree " that if examinations lime ended with schooldays, it is blight, dieerful and Z lieartcutng to speak right out and sav so. A MORAL ADVANCE Mrplll. South. ' de. Inres Pr linbrit J- R. Moton. principal of Tuskegee Institute, "has taken a definite siuml njainst iujustiee toward .olorcd people and the disgraceful .rime of hnclnng is doomed." Coming fiom mkIi ii source, the statement inav be accepted ih mi thoritatlie After till, despite war, gieid. political trickery aud all Hie ills of human so ciety, civilisation does move. The dllj. when lynching .eases to sullv the good jinme of this nation di-sencs to tie one of the proudest in our mom! histoiy. Doctor Moton' positively expressed hope is a most welcome antidote for the pessimism which icuds degeneration in the aftermath of tlie war. A step toward a fitting operation of the League of XqUous. is the functioning of our own laws nnd a proper icspc. t for them. THE WOODEN-SHIP DREAM Mile 'fplTE tbiitj wooden government built Hsu', J. vessels soon to be sold heic cxem Uo 'plif- the high cost of ickless sentiuien (Milt). It is doubled thill Ihev will ,ji ret've anv nlhei puruosi. alllmugli the -s. . shpiiug board is said to be still mildl.v ; opttmlstic ;, I'nqucstlonabl.v the ininginalioii of S Americans was tired hy tlie pictuie of Ilraneformlng forests into commerce mi 'rlers to keep trade alive and food in circulation during the world war. itomc with her feverishly wrought limber unvy j which chullenged Carthage was recalled. , Xba fleet that Perry so swiftly built bj. Ihe bosky banks uf Luke Krle was fur -J (her iiispiratioual inuterial. Hard reall ! tie were Hcrenely discounted. i They are dainngiugly obvious now. t f)ldtimo shlpwrlghtH, skilled in making Ip , I woouen uuns, were rare in iuii jo hi, ft NIgtors versed lu the injslcriCH of li' I "JP!1 ra,t i,rc H'PfOs'urable in sufficient ,' l .iMVitHTB' ft l piuiu inuc ini Ojfe PI bursts o( oratory or by n federal ftp proprlutlon. Our prnctlcnl contributions to the world conflict were sttipeutlnm.. It wni perhaps incvitnble that fnnry should linve led ti hi fomp pnrtlculrtr atra.v. Wooden ships will linve to be chnlkitl off fioni the credit nrraiint mid icle Kiilctl ntnonK the war Collie. As an ex travMRiiut thoiiRh wvll-lntcntlotied ex perliiirnl the undertaking takes tank with Thomas .Teffersott's wild aehenie of 'oiipplantlne the navy villi his Hock of In defenive Riinboats which weie pow eiles to forestall the war of 1S1-. END OF A PROUD WORLD COMING IN DELAWARE? There the Final Vote for Suffrnne Ratification May End Man's Long f and Exclusive Relcjn In Politics ' EfJt'AI. suffrage over all this lat now i near as to leave attet lid is cutic minds witli n tingling impression of a great change already consummated Almost all t'he last -ditchers liae ccaM-d tiring Kvnry eighteenth -cenlui-j mind in I In (ountry wears ctepc upon lis pot UN Tin- old guard editors anil the exulted Manil-pnttcts in Imt li pai ties h tt. o withdrawn together from the Held and lt in grim rows nml await lite crashing doom of their prophecies. The cataclysm of The Vote will be for them a ort of gloomy triumph. Aren't lliej to be avenged upon nu age that wouldn't take their udticc? It wns Senator Penrose who likened ! woman suffrage to death and besought his country to hold it off as long us possible. Due wonders what the senator is thinking in Florida. The governor of Vermont nnd the goieinor of Connec ticut will be known in the future ns the martyr of their lost caue They re fused to call legislative session to ratify I he i otcs amendment Th . will go down, siiulibiug the new dawn! Hut two states me needed In inlifj tlie nrnt'tidmcni. and the stale f Wash ington and the state of Mclnwarc hair railed special legislative sessions to consider it. They don't waste words In Washing ton that is, in the state of Washing ton. So Delaware, where words are often wasted, will probably have the deciding vote. The littlest state but one will almpst ccrtainl.. be the center of an enormous, tension. It will be swung into the full blaze of national mm ill my. It is governed bj men who feel about ,is Senator Penrose feels. Hut nm don't light death when it cunies nt the last. You accept it ui Hi n sigh. I'clawnro will probably ratify the suffrage amend incut and bow neatly in a wbiilwiud of soprano cheers. Tlie very ardor of self congraliilal i"ii among suffrage leaders entries a ninung suggestion of inexperience in irnr.. L)o the suffragists kuow Hint oierv ie. Inrj is a mixed blessing: that it is a beginning as cl n an cud; that to win is to titnl jmirself itievltnbl. under new' hurilens? Their triuinpli is assure,, i And beans,' of it about .T.d.m.O.IO new ' . n . i r .1 ' Miles ill be piojeclcd ill,, one of the , inusl importnnt geucrul elections In American hi-lorj Women with the fran.liise but will out previous imprest or experien, c in public affairs will lie required lo choice between issue t lint bewilder the oldest and wiset of men. And by the result of the experiment the woman vole will be judged and appraise.l,x accepted or questioned, for a generation. I'li.iuestioiinbly women will be a great , balance of power iu IDL'O. Yet the country ktiows little of their minds. There i no question about the talent of llmir loniWs ltnf lin.v fur ,.!!! II,., leader be able to lend? ..... .'....-. ..... .... .... ...,. ...v tint of the National Suffiage Asso ciation, whiih was disolvcd formally when victory vva sure, sprang the Nn thmiil League of Women Vot.n. nn oignni.atiiin which aims to lie an iude le- pendent power in national polities. It active units arc the women's club of the counlrj . Mr. (Jumper- wa- opposed to hnie done something revolutionary wheu he asked the IVilpintiou of Labor to ignore party lines nnd support selected men Yet tin .hief of the federation mer.lv echoed an appeal issued to tin women of tlie country fro n the convention of women voters at Chicago. This , on -venlion was memorable for Hie uleriue--of its lenders and for the liberalism, the murage ami frankness of its view- It deplored the general misrepresentation of the Mexican affair and decline.! fin a calmer and friendlier approach to the endless complexities below the soulh.in border. It formally ovprcs-ed a desire for a League of Nations. Il in-i-led on ii i oiitinuiince of personal fie. dom. It deplored all I. lidcneies oppn-.d to fiee spec. II. a free press and tree lepieseu tntion. et tlie League of Women Voter si ill exists Inrgelj a- a gallant hope. The League of Wnimn Citizens in I'ennsjlvaiiiu the stale federation of Women's Club- in anoth. r iispect is ! pail of il. Other movement- to mobilize ilu feininiue vote in tlie nil i est of one party or another are nfnoi i .erywhere. Despite all lln- the women voters of ihe cnuntrv lire but looseiv organized if, indeed, ihev mat be ,u.l lo lie organ i.e.l (i I nil Tlict jr. likelv In go into Hie next pipi.putial iimpaigu as free ag'iit-. wnhoni goidauie nnd without special knowledge The v me a detached and iinpondcrnhl. fa. lot As hniuekopp. is unni'ii linve been tlie lock and the em. i of the oldest nnd ino-t . onservnliv.' institution in the i vvoild. Their native ul'ulim and tlieir I si me of order mat .ilvvav be depended upon to adiance so. ml legislation of u 1 poustiiiPtive son Hut they have liecn vti angers to national affairs and they . linve been stramrers bv . hob p I Current expressions from stiffrngc leaders aie fiee and airesting liecuuse thej aie not hound bv tlie limitations of parly interest lnt these spokcsnicn for Hip women's vole sue for Hip most part Hie elect, who hate had lime nnd n dis position for n -in. Pie study of govern mental affair- The quisijnu of equal suffrage in I lie lP'Jtl ele. thin relates not lo them, bill to the great xtorhl of busy and unpretentious women who have only nave only , a-lial knowledge of the stupendous questions .low. ling in Washington . The nieiagp man inter is no wiser. But he will follow his lendeis and be content 10 inccpi ..pinions forniiilntcil for him b party contentions. 1 Among women toteis. on the other .hand, theie terms to lie little room for part) organuei's Women hnte meddlers - ispei iul,i if these meddlers be other tinmen who presume to toll thorn what they should do. If they take advice they prefer lo lake it from men of their family. But there is much in the ac cepted older of politics and iu the trend of affairs to strike past u woman's mind ami offend her conscience A determined independence of thought and action nmpng women at the polls would not he nurprislug. "War and war-makers will not be popular among them and they nre uut likely to be fyulcd by the huliusY, EVENING PUBLIC pretensions of self-lntciestcd men. They learned to kce throiifih that ort of thing centuries ago. If the state of Delaware doesn't turn out to be life Senator Lodge of suffrage the state of Washington being one of the sure stntrs the presidential elec tion Is likely to amaze seasoned party leaders and confound political prophets. It will be uncertain to the hi-!. Trior estimates and precedents will cease to have meaning. II Is pretty sure that appeals In tlip Interest of continuing peace and policies supposed to lead to greater human welfare will culWt the s.impathy of women voters. More than that no one can sav. That is why many elder statesmen are tolling the bells for the hour of mourning. They do not kuow where they are to get off, and neither does any one cle A PLAN THAT WORKS -1OVKRN0K Al.I.K.V of Kansas. VJ has been making a report to the Huston Chamber of I'onnneicp on the1 I walked toward tlie river, down me working of the new I'omt of Industrial , narrow lane called I'ltzwater street, Me toh, ,,,!. Hoston Innine. incn .ha, J ---;!;-;,;;; 7 everj one wnssurpii.d at tlieea-ewitli(Inor .pparfiit I tons have come hi which the hill-creating Hie iniirl was nRnn (nIs Jrn. Onring the war their passed. Labor union leaders and rm-pisp was a 'none'! nihil juvenile indus plojers who opposed the plan were try, while cap pisi ds and soldier suits allowed to state their objections Then ate deep into every family's coffers. Hut prcscutnfives of the public stated Iheir i ..sous for wishing the ror. When l l re reason I every one h. , . i.l t !. I- ad been heard lie l.egisla- tliro straightway passed tin liill and adjourned. As soon as the court was cteatnl it have never acquired. I lie consequence began to function. Hotli laboring men is that these four little fellows with their and employers have appealed to It for ; l'riRJlt, W,l """.T,1.! i the adjustment of the.V grievances BBI, .mpri -t In prntH . icr, sad its decisions have been accepted in good faith. The strike organize! will leave mllK kids saw me watching them and the slate. Hie governor said, but the 1 w.pr(1 ,.0,n)PP( t(, ,ni)o nl them men wlio wish to wot Is will I'-mam. seHes. "Lemine see inn spin It. mis The.x had ".111 strikes aiming Hie nnneis tot '." I look tip his lop and wilh some hi the s,,P during the hist Hiiee iem. 'imilms wound on the string. Now- it nnd the nctutl cam was s77! m The '"" l"'rn " "b.able number of jears ami me nitiial gain wns ' V ' ' ' , ', since I bad figured as a professor of Ihi lost more than ?L',000,000 in wages and , nrH(.ntp art 1(, n, , 1nokp(, nrmm, n, paid S15i, 000 in union dues and strike: tm, )0J i ronlizotl that the original benefits. It is evident that lhe were erowd of four was growing into n clam -ready for n better plan for settling (heir oring mob of a dozen or more, nil raggrd disputes. nnd all apparently eager for enlighten- The new plan, as Governor Allen re intent. A battery of keen e.ies was fixed marked, is no more experimental thun "" 'F ,,""d,-.J '" nnrr hn'1 so nt" ,, . 1 1, i , , ,,, , i i . I tenlive nn aiirtience. the estab Ishment of civil nii.lcrlniii.il, instrument in courts when the evolution of nrirl ,i,P position known to nn earlv years as led lo their necessity. Its purpose is t ( ..,,.,.-. nl. n0pper." I beard a seittre justice and the iiiachinerj pin- rlrtisiro scream fiom Hie circle of my Mded is rained Villi Hint end in u The governor hopes Hint the other Mules will follow Hie example of K.insas Tliev may tint do It right awa . but win ii tliev iliscovcr that there is nn nl hep plan which offers so mam ml Mintages; they arc bound lo ndopi n PREACHER FARMERS rpllHUlC is nothing new in Hie plan nf A inn Episcopalian clergj men nnd a theological student In lli on the hind '", Hacks county nml earn their keep w nn mini mwi iiiiuns. wuue j gne I" l-rri-Ihiir and other religion. ,,lh III.' time 'mil eliel"-l tliev lime l,i sirne Hn Inn. .mil ni Hlcj him lo M'.ne froni s, ir mipoi I. Men lime done Hip same Hnt.g. not Willi their own linnils, while tlicy gne null iwer sincp the IcninilRllon ol nris , ifTinitj. but ever since religion been me oignnie.l tn imv way au.l men weie set 1 an.-irt to administer it. The nimstle Paul earned his living 1 i .... i.... i. ..i. i... .i:, lis i ll'llllllil l. I . I'lll III. lllW. I'll' II His- I cussin, the ilutj of ,hc churches , ,,. port thpif preaeheis. said tli.it the I lalioier i wiirthv of his hiie. I Tlie two local clergj incu piofcss lo I be seeking the solution of an economic! a well as a religions au.l a social nroh- 11 . ...I s.. .11.1 . !..., I ....!.. ul.lln.. i in. ..,i, -w ..... .,.,.. ,,ii.r ,ii, i...- ruilliui experiment iu the pnt. Yet the or ganized chinch, with a paid clergy, has persisted and is doing prelly good work to.lnv in pile of nil it huudiciip. No one pieiends that it i perfect, and no one pretends that il is accomplishing as mn. Ii a it could if all it. members ically pru. lie. .1 what tliev piofcss. I. Imperfections, however, me Iho-e in eiilalile in anv m Million managed lis liuniqu ageucies cl it will be iulne.ting to wall li the "orking out ol Ihe eieriineni of . oni Inning farming with preaching in t'-e vicinity of a large citj. In retunt. oiinlry aistricls it is not iiniomiu.iu for the preacher to work u farm, hut he does it. not because of nut pe.uliar ih.ory of life, but because it is tin onh wii.t by which In-an get n living WHAT I? A nFMDPBATO wrmi io m utmuuKtt I .' Ti'- Tin: i- and Pa nn: tow lelween the I'nnnivvell lmer factions of ihe I'einis,. vu ii in Hetnocracy mean- anj thing, it means woe to those who have lo bring older in the party and .hvi-e a plat form for the next lampaign Who will tell us wh.il a Demo, i at ically Wt There is Mr. Hrjnii in begin with, Mr. ISr.ian is pious in the Chautauiua manner, but he has no c.onomic views. If he is n Democrat. Mr. Palmer is something else, because he ,as economic views and tliev are lamentable And he is not pious in the Cliiiuiauqiin manner. And if both of thr-e nun may be ac cepted in a pinch a- i. prc-entatlve Democrat-, what is Judge Honniwell? .liidge Honniwell is ut pious 'in the Chautauqua ninnuer 11101 he im- no eco nomic views ui nn. iii'vp.i wnli Mr. Hrinn ami Mr. Palmer li. ouch I not to lien Democrat. V. t he i reininis. cut of a considerable clemem m tM. party, lie is tlie sjnibol of n ilnc.l wing n superfluous wing thai v ill niake lljing a little mine difficult for i. pnlitirnr or gani.nlion that usuallv g. is onlv fur enough above the ground to fall. Airplane ntc still Heaven Present! I's! bombing the Sus- pieminna. V li e n .lack I'rosi nuts on Ian i e jam only I t can .nn it. The suspicion grows that in iliarac icn.ing I'lancc as militaristic x,tr, vil son allowed Politics to jo-tle Stntesmau ship from his seat of judgment. And jet. peihnps. it was menlv a slip of the iypevvritcr the iltifortunair choice of nn adjectiie tlial has accpiued ignominy. Charter frnmers who plneed an agp ," "";. .,.. ""'' 'V limit of lorlj-iii'P on tin n taking ex- .'"'". '"", V, ',,,. . ...'.' .,..?. t'liinnti'i"! pnunn ixn uj M iiiiim'- iiuiii brain -men. While the Piesidenl 1- wailing for something to turn up. the faithful in the Senate declare, with the wife nf tlie renowned Wllkins, "Never will we dp. scrt .Mr. .Micnwner. -. ... ..... 1 Colonel Morden savs that streets are so dirty that an epidemic may result if drastic measures arc not taken. May we not hope, then, for drastic measures? Not being uble to get what they dp serve, policemen and firemen decide for the nonce. 'lo take what the) can get. Whut Hie Twenty second ward an pears to nerd Is n pence treaty. If scpators persist they may yet throw eiiotiR,!! mjcjtcry avoui (iny jo laUractlT.e. aaaaaaaaaTaaaaBL malic w'lw cuwju LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, TRAVELS IN PHILADELPHIA The Children of the Shot Tower v Yi:STi;itt)AY. something queer was tingling in the air down Swanson street way. and that something was un questionably the first hesitating dalliance of spring. All the polyglot kids of the little town that lies In sight of the shot tower took notice of It nml crowded out onlo the pavements, There were thousands of them every way you looked : some jumping rope, some whanging at the old winter drifts with little tin shovels, and some wrestling and rolling over nnd over ou the side walk and into the gutters. Now this little shot tower village Is the oldest and most curious part of the whole city, and 1 believe possesses more Hnncient nouses situ innnuiicu, ana re Mains more of the cling of bygone day than any other neighborhood in Amer ican Hut this was very plainly n day for children and not for antiquities; so now thnf tops tmi be Indulged In aga in .'? '1 "'-'- i tlp seem, to lunu ULtViltHKll! IUIi II mini- i v.l' iitvi or ,ath RWor(1 n ,on rC(l8 ccrtan mensure of cunninc which small boss that grew up in tlie days of the war small iielples. He s gnin her upside dowr ! I bei jn lo spin ip busts jour top open, .lininij (toiideil by these nh.ihl shrieks I iiinuioiicd my resolution and Hung the thing hard down against the bricks. Then 1 knew that the gods were on my side, for there nroe a sudden loud hum as from n swarm of iiugri bees, as the top. which had landed simarcly on its plug, began dancing along in the cracks of the pavement. The small bends hn incil a silent studj chile around It "" ".'"," Having tasted tlie tun uavnr of ", """ ' u'-erceuj s,..,,. , lr,i,iie.l bv this T 7,,.,. . , ,, 1 7 V, I J, ill X cllllll tllllt a little further down , ..,,, ,, 111.1. Tw0 ll)(, ki(,s U(,1T I( ,. lllounl in ;, li;lM tI1 llll(1 .,. K,rippeil f...,,. ,..., ..i.i .,.. ,.nii,tPs At cverv i , i t , ,,, r.iiirth step Ihe ihildreu woulil trip and tumble down into the fold of the long lmgs and then there would come up out of the depths long guigles of cirlish laughter. "We cot n whole - , , - , ,, ,, ,,.,., " "f '"r,' V'ZZ ,J 'iS I)y ,.,. dim nieinones of Sunday school sack races. They tried it out. aud il worked. Pretty soon all the little kids iu Hie neighborhood had joined in !'"-' sport nml were hopping about like ' Iniyllll Of .VCllOW .AlcXIcail bClllS. There were still enough tumbles to pro- i vide long earful of laughter. I TT WAS -till a c X wen svvarinin av for chil.it en. They g cvervwhere. Down Hip hist narrowed stielch of I'it.tvalin- Ireet a whole ninny nf them wpic out hicaking up the melting drift and -pcillug llieiii liloug the gutter. I went inn III for a s.piaie and down Penilierloii stie.'t. where on one side of the entruucp of Workman' .."irl arc marked in old black-ended bricks Hip uiitinls (J. M. and on the other Hie dale 37 IS. Iti-ide the cntianic. if you care lo look there, is a lilllt- colonial neigliborhood. perfect ly pieserted n group of small houses, facing in on a .large walled courtyard, grown up with old trees. mODAY thcie tin n coinpanv of kids I JL slopping urntiml in the tan! and a fhow of bright -colored wash was out on ,,, i,i,v nP i,t .i,iw in,. :v i,PUc III. .I......I- . I ' .... ' seen toward twilight, when Hie atmns- iliere nf old days seems to dwell in the llttlp lighted houses mid iii Ihe homely evening visiting of folk from door to door. I had set out to go lo the smt tower, hut now, as I walked finrtli on Sivnn son street, glancing up nt the innumer nble tnll roofs- or the old dormers, thosp Revolutionary liou-r on lower Catharine and Christian and Queen streets, 1 turned in for a brief glance nt Old Swedes' Church. Others have writ ten of the quiet chin m of this place where .leiitiy Lin.l once -ang for the honor of Sweden, and where arc pre served a charter signed with the bold hand of William Peun nnd a scrabbled note fro 11 (iutiiviiH Adnlphus but this was for me a children's day. and the i most curious thing in ihe old buildiug ins the .arwng ot inn ios.v. piump slaring-et.'.l Swedish .herubs, wliose ' spread wings nnd golden hair gleam down fiom Hie choir loft hey nre per haps the oldest artistic relies of Phila delphia's pasl. for lliet . nine from the Swedish blockhouse whi. li was the first outpost of settlement on this part of the Delaware. And outside in the tar.l. on n little double tombstone carved ' perhaps by a father's hand nnd with i .ma tit fading wings and scrolliiiz nliout the word i the liiureiiyniil s earliest burial, "Here Ijetb the body of Peter, Hie son of Andreas Saudel. minister of tills church, wlio died April 21, A. 1). 170S. aged - tears." mid beside him Andreas, his in-other, "aged '2 weeks and - tlayes." OUT in Hie street beyond the liulo churrhjnrd was a crowd of small Polish girls playing London bridge, but I hurried nwny from them and bent iny steps toward that tall red mystery called the shot tower bv far the most graceful shaft of brickwork ei raised T. - ..u- t lmne.,1 il,m i ,li,i ,.i:,ni. ,,,. to Hie roof of ir nnd ret n lool.-n.it ' i' ;. i i ever this part of the town, hut ns I drew nearer I heard 11 loud aud increas ing din of childish iniees, 11 lid nt the tin n of Carpenter stteet the (.hot tower loomed before tne in Hie center nf n city playground, besieged by laughing children. It is true I stopped and looked in, and xvas very glad I had, for at the base of the rowpr is a promising new g.tmuasium. A story of the old struc turo is now fitted up for a beginner's .lancing class, but there was no chance to climb up through the dusk for a glimpse of the lower city only a clean little modern room, with nn opaline lamp, and outside of its windows the ciIch ot a regiineiu of polish children. HOY HELTON. Among a host Jif government con trolled businesses that nperafed nt a ..wra, 11 js, pieaiiiig to pole, that the tuli l-ifuiy lutnPa-1 rii-Eiiln innnui' " IjftTg.htanl HMHl-kaMJL ' 1' J. .AT . . . I ' ,i," r'f"!&1r5&Zi wv.iX . -fit V m sef"vu- ,. '.-" cssseS TT1A7 riar7'C' IT Self UKSVV JLSJLLtJ X J. On STRIKE YOU? M"; CHAMP CLAIUC nt seventy tells us that he Is young ami just beginning public life. Of course he is. Hut why cannot Hint be taken for grnnted in America? .Mr. Clark instnnees M. Clemcnceaii. who wns young enough at spventy-nine to dominate the peace conference after winning a war. nnd to bend the Presi dent of the IlnitPil States to his will, and Mr. C.hulstone. who at more thnn eighty was premier of I'ngland. Hut neither M. Cieineuceaii nor Mr. CJladstone nl (.eventy stopped lo tell Hip world that Iip wns still young. bV, Balfour has reached Mr. Clark's age. but he makes nothing of it. going right about his work of being one of Jlncland's most important leaders. TIip "seventy years, joung" is a purely American pleasantry. i In no other part of the world do men pay any more attention to becoming: seventy than they do to becoming forty or fifty or sixty. M. Clemenceaii nt eightv lust missed being elected president of France nnd might have forced his election had lie chosen to be president In face of a strong opposition. i i q WHAT is it that gives American pub lic men nn uneasy self-consciousness nt threescore nml ten? Probably the sense that they nre no longer available for the presidency nl Hull age. Mr. Clark may seek the Democratic nomination this .rar. Hut even if Mr. McAeloo and Mr. Hoover were not Ins )vnls Mr. Clark would have slight chances. People would -av that his age was too advnnced aud turn to some jouugcr candidate. It is the presided. -v ilia t Impoverishes American public life. It sends men at seventy into the dis card by making them feel that the fu ture is closed to Hum. Hy too greatl.v ceiiicrntratiiig owcr It innkes life in Congress unattrac tive. And after nt most eight short years it deprives us of the services of our Koosc veils and our Wilsons, No couvii' cifn produce a gieat man every four or eight years. When Kuropc develops a great man it keeps him. Ulndstone here would hate been elect ed President nl tift.t. and nt fifty -eight would have been translating Homer. Clqmencenii here would have been elected President at fifty. Long before the war (nine Iip would have been writing Hotels, contluuiug his early experiment. American public life is Hie most wnsteful iu the world. And yet we won der why It is so impoverished. J 3 TTft. CLAItlx. it he should "wake to X.1 find himself as rich in Itocke- feller." would publish a dietinuarv in which the pronunciation of woids would lie given the wav the people pronounce , them nnd not the way "some Anglo maniac" thluks they ought to be pro-I noiinced. Says the ex-speaker: "If the i people know enough to vote for Presi dent nnd Vice, President, they know enough to pronounce their own words." Hut how do the people pronounce? Mr. t'lnrk is one of the people Mo is .Mr. (illicit, the present sneaker of the House. Mr. (lark says. "Ihe House will he in order" one way, the Missouri way, Mr. Glllrtt says the House will he In order another way. the Massachusetts way. Which way would Mr. Clark put in his dictionary? And if Mr. Mann, of Illinois, had bceu made speaker instead of Mr. Oil lett. there would still bp a third way of sayiug "the House will be iu or dcr." Said a Belgian of a party of Ameri cans connected witli Mr. Hoover's ad ministration in Kuinpe: "I understand l'jugllsli fairly well. I understand every one hPrp except that gentleman over "That Is not surprising." an Amer ican reassured him. "He speaks the Michigan dinlert. We all have dif ficulty understanding him." A Dictionary is line Longiess. it b n compromise. Mr. Clark sees so much compromise in Congress that he hates it everywhere else. He would givo Hip people what they want In a dictionary. q q q WHAT is the most pathetic spectacle In the world today? A government looking nt its budget and Its prospective income. Thcro is 11 plain billion dollars dif ference nciween resources nnd expendi tures. How to make It up?. The government thiuks long and hard. Its finance, minister Is n re-en I ovnoi-t. AUeBitk Jib mii ''AMmuaslL jVIARCH 12, 1920 NOW STRAIGHT AHEAD 'Consciousness Responsible for Oiir Apologies for Age We Kill Our Public Men Off Too 1 oung Is Charge Made taxed jiiauos. T suggest a tax of SI on upright nnd SU on grand pianos." He is the savior of his country. Order his stntue made and erected in the public square. "And then." a happy thought, "the American tourist. Perhaps we ran catch half his dollar as it Is being turned Into our money and he will never kuow it." The taxes nre reformed nnd the deficit instead of being SI. 000,000,000, is SOn'J.OoO.OOO. It you tnx you eat up what prop erty there is and nre nn enemy of man kind. If you don't tax you repudiate what debts you have, which is nil the Bol shevists ever threatened to do, nnd you nre nn enemy of mankind. So you tax .iumnlng-jacks. bootlaces. gold teeth au.l swaggcrstlcks, and arc the savior ol the race. q q J ' SLOWLY ami steadily the dress of men has been assimilated to that of the working classes. The silks and bright colors and ruf lled shirts nf the gentleman of n century ngo have disappeared. , The long-tailed coat and top lint nf more recent years have givrn place to the soft bat and the cout without tnils of the working man. The stiff bosom and stiff cuffpd white shirt has yielded to the more comfortable colored shirt of ihe workiugmnn without starch in cuffs or bosom. The stiff collar is giving, plncc tn the soft collar; nnd even the colored collar, which only the laborer would wear n short time ago, is now making its ap pearance in better society. q q q rpiin stifT white collar is the Inst Mir- vlvor of something we have heard very little of in recent years, "gen tility." The gentleman nf the eighteenth cen tury gave pluce to the "gpiiteel" man of the nineteenth. The picturesque garb which was "gentle" to thi sober and penitential wear which wns "genteel." Stiffness wns the accent of the "genteel. StifT hats, stiff shirt bosoms, niff cuffs, stiff collars, stiff coats with iron padding in them, sttff colors, and al ways the rigid contrast of white nnd black. Man wns a thing nf top hats and long-tailed mats; later n thing of 'mwier lints and linrd-boiled shirts. A certain rigidity was genteel. Poetry wore a stiff white shirt; fiction wore n stiff white shirt, well ironed and unrcveallng. Life was "nice." inclining to be hard boiled, too. Of that genlepl prn onlv Hip stiff white collar remains. 3 q q a1; I'LY good Issue, been hrough a campaign or two nnd to A either party, whichever wnnts. It cheap coat, makes a cheap man . i q q AM) here is n story, to match the stories about the wild rush to silk shirts on the part nf our iccklcss con sumers ; 1'ive years ago a mail bought a suit of clothes to wear autnmoblllng, 11 suit that ho wouldn't mind getting greaso and dirt on. He paid 11 for it at a mark-down sale. He didn't wear it out, preferring, ns you always do, grease nnd dirt on his better clothes to the trouble of changing. But the moths attacked It In critical aieas, not having nny longer, since they linve begun to feel the II. C. L.. the prejudice once ascribed to' them,"that cheaji cloth makes a cheap moth. The man s wife sold the suit the other day to a second-hand clothing dealer for SI'..! - LAST THREE TIMES TO.NiailT AT 8 30. Last Mat. Tomor 2:30 LAbT TIME TOMORROW NIOHT, B.aO LOWELL THOMAS WITH LASTTHFECRUSADERS Allenby in Palestine and Arabia Th Arabian Nights' Entertainment Which Took London and New York by Htorro METROPOLITAN ot.0m Uroad A Poplar Prices. f.Oo to i:.00 'Now nn eala . rim..-. town Ticket Offlco. 1108 Cheslaut Ml ..h fl.MtTsrlM" Hit flMfti Oftor T.1MJ ft Ml WlwtDoYouKnow? QUIZ 1. How many presidential elections wero held whllo the United States was cngagect in xvarv 2. What are tho dates of tho Repub lican and Democratic national con ventions this ycar7 n. Where Is Stnmboul? I What Is the plural of Hie word chrysalis? B. Who was Augusto Comtc? (!. What is the meaning. of Alaska? 7. What are tho bltta of a ship? S What prolific English novelist for many years filled a position In the British postoltlce department? D. What state Legislature has ratified the suffrage amendment by a majority of a single vote? 10. What la nn entrepot? Answers to Yesterday's Quiz 1. Peanuts aro goobers. TIip word, said to be derived from Congo or Angolcso dialects, Is current In tho southern United .States. -. South Dakota produces more tin than any other American state. 3. Tho French nnd Indian war ended with tho treaty of Paris In 1763. t. Uruguay is tlm smallest of the South American republics. G. Mrs. Ilrownlng wrote tho narrative poem "Aurora Leigh." C Hephaestus was tho Greek god cor- resiiondlng to x'ulcan in the rioman mythology. " Recrudescence means il brenklnrr mil again. Tho word was originally used of disease, but It Is now also used Irt n figurative senso alluding lo a breaking out of discontent. S Bcru is the color of unbleached linen. 3. Reclame Is the art or practice, by which notoriety is Bccured. 10 I'cllclen Rops was a noted Belgian painter and etcher. Ilia dales nre 1833-1898. PHILADELPHIA'S LUAblNQ THKATIIE3 Direction I.EB L J. J. SlIUDKUT AHFI PUT N'aT8 AT8115. vLyi.lI ni .Mats. Tomor. & Thurs, "A two hours' ortry of funmaklng that has kflrtom been wlinc-sucet on any Philadel phia stago." necord. UP IN MABEL'S ROOM WITH ITS UNKQUALLED CAST Hazel Dawn, Walter Jones. John Arthur and Enid Markey ' Th- rreatcst collection of farceurs that has ever been assembled." press. T YRTf EvS3. 820. Mats. Lj l LlKs Tomor. & Wed., 2.20 "MB. HUDGE 1 evo. I1UM.P.T1N AT HIS BEST' 3T V LA. RECORD LHUUlSlt WILLIAM HODGE IN 1I1R GREATEST SUCCESS "THE GUEST OF HONOR" Chestnut St. oran. NightaatB : 1 5 MATINEE TOMORROW AT 2 15 "The Bhow That Has Everj thing" G.M.ANDERSON'S BWi "A Dozen Shows In One." Record fmsVi'iyjKTa PIUVOL CHORUS KUN EXPERTS OP FIFTY "The People Should Loie It "Pub, Ledger. n,oa DTl SHUBERT.IS MATINEE TOMORROW AT 2.15 Wilo-Firo Rrcxj of Entlrn Smic "IT'S THE SORT OP SHOW YOU JliRr OANT HELP DUnilLINO OVER AROU " Driinant musical ohow - tress REST LOOKINn CHORUS IN TOWN Mias Pe-ahm-e-aqueet OJ1RWAY ARTIST Free lectures at tho University Museum Sat 3:30, "Indian Mylh. Pollclore & D.nr.. .1 SUNDAY. 11:30. "Indian Life. legend and Hong.1' Beats free to all, Mlsa "Flouting CiA timv lmVP t-atat Iipbi i 11.1. .11... s. wUs. ...-. ....... ( iu una .'1LV. ORPHEUM tmtJSm2S?'nt?l& - MAH DESMOND 'M'W' WlnrrA herself) in Jeariy iviarried March 18 "In the lllahop'a Carriage." Casino Walnut Ab. 8th. Mal. Today. THE SPORTING WIDOWS B WW Peogles STARANDmb"UB ammmw fflBSSk llrket Bt. b. Uth. 11 A. M. to 11 p ., ELSIE FERGUSON In Farameunt-Aricraft rholoBt.v "HIS HOUSE IN ORDER" PAL A C v, l1 'J!" 1B' " a:"' " 7i. 0.80 P XI A BOUIj.fVTtrtrttNri AniiJTiVi:.ir'i -AUatJBTUfJ THc5mXb" pATln0U "THE COPPERHEAD" wmt LIONEL BARRYMORE In "aTltONQKn THAN DEATH" A R C A D Ta . . CHKSTNOT DULOW 16T1I t 10 A. M 13. 3. 8:45. 0:U. 7:. 90 V M IRENE CASTLE & P iL Added Nnw-iiAnoLD ?.&?D'?rFDE; Niixt Week WAtUCU IlEID ' In "BXCU8B MY DUST" V I C T 0 R f A f MAItKBT BT. AIIOVR NINTH I A. M. to 11:15 P.M. ANITA STEWART IN THE HACINO MELODRAMA "IN OLD KENTUCKY" Neat Week CHARLES rtAY In "ALAI1M CLOCK ANDI" C A P I T 0 J N' 72 MAItKET BTnEET Vi 10 A. M., 12. 'J, 8:45, S-43. 7:5. 0:30 p. je, DOUGLAS DOIU3 MacLEAN & MAY In "MARY'S ANKLE" REGENT Bbfflff-tia In "MAliY ULLEN COMES TO TOWN" 11 A, M, tn H p 11 MARKET BTllKKT ' continTO vaudeville "MABEL BE CAREFUL" Dixie Hamilton and Her Jan Band BROADWAY Bro Bitr-hr a,.. , 2:15. CM A 91. M "MY TULIP GIRL" musical ir 1 . - COMEDT Back to God s Country" CROSS KEYS MARKET BT B 60th A TL n 2i39 T.a4 Among Ihosc Present PHILADELPHIA'H FOREMOST THEATItRS HURRY to the BROAD LAST 2 NIGHTS last matinei TOMonnow GEO. M. COHAN'S SMASHING HIT! THE NEW STAR GEORGES RENAVENT In a New TUy of a Thousand Lauihj THE IRRESISTIBLE GENIUS By JOHN T. lIct.NTrtlE S. rjlANCIS HIU, NEXT XVEEK BEATS SELLINO EUGENE O'NEILL'S NEW PLAY "C-H R I S" . With KMMBTT CORntOAN LYNN FONTANNH nnd ARTHUR ASHLLT DIRECTION OF UEOltUE U. TYLER P ADD lrltT Nlehts at 8il5 sj-rr.Ivrv Mat. Tomorrow at till A SURE-FIRE WYNNERI ( lr Fnrrni WtE&VffiKfflfUHMA A JOYOUS. JAZZY. MUSIC REVUE with "Wynn-ln" Cborus ,l Youthful Pemlnlnt Loiellneas, HOOK AND SONOH RY ED. 1YYNN S EATS SELLINO FOR NEXT WEE It rODDCCT Night at 8:15 r WI1I1.0 1 Mat. Tomorrow at 3 III PHILADELPHIA IS REVELINO IN THE FEAST OP FUN AND FRIVOLITY IN LISTEN LESTER with ADA MAE WEEKS " SENSATIONAL CAST OP SINGERS. DANCERS AND PUN-MAKERS SEATS SELLINO FOR NEXT WEEK 4 DANCING LESSONS A Teacher for Each Pupil $5 Individual Instruction Exclusive Method Mirrored Studio JBIO Chealnul OFFICE 30 Locust 310; CORT1SSOZ SCHOOL EITH'S , LEON ERROC In Comedy Scream. "THE OUESr" William Gaxton & Co. Presenting "THE JUNIOR PARTNER' 'al ft Ernie Stanton! nreen rim'1'' Sampsel & Leonard, and Other St"; ACADEMY, Next Monday Evg. SIR OLIVER LODGE First tlmo hero In his best lecture The Continuity of Existence' Tickets, 7&C to 2, Herpo'g, 1110 Chestnut St. NINTH AND ARCH HTREBTB MATINEES MONDAY. WEDNESDAY aiTinituv. "!iiv KVUNINGS AT -P w. ....... -,-,.. WALNUT m,;J:l:V "7 DAYS' LEAVE" Overseas Romanco ot Love and Valor OHIOINAL NEW YORK PnopU CTION or THE GREAT ALLIED VlCTORYPLAia. METROPOI4TAN OI'ERAIIOIJHE METROPOLITAN OPERA CO., TUBS. EVO.. IL TR0VAT0RE MARCH 10 AIO . . .. ,,w l-rlml inelll, Martlno. Conductor. P? ; Mm.a. Ki.iain. Aiatzenaur. . - Heats 1108 Chestnut 81. Wal. 42ljic'. a n a - t-o-atip aMA VtlTat-T BOSTON Wed.. "",;, " SYMPHONY r" f:nn orchestra Emmy Dcstinn PicrrO MonteUX Tickets now on Ml1. ', Conductor """-'' 1119 ch"- ACADEMY-Seat. t Herpe'l". " cll"i". igAUtiMT-rMaia i iitpco. - - . PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA TODAYlTnmni- " I BoWfli 'WiTl.t at a I lomor. S'isl Ooodaon. I'H" Tmat. todJ BUpUjCTS IB v2?tr &y vW EMME1U MICH MINS7&EM hbSaVltftWt umi.' ou J-XrlCL'J Jj ,: " JiHi&a.LJ&iUi a? v!Vh-A" ..rv".-. . . " ., Ui s,iffi 14 onGtmtmm mmim - -.-k .,-..-... ..'."