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THERE will he universal approval
of the practical agreement of
the City Council to reconsider
Its recent action In the matter
of the placing of a large water main
In the River Front Park. It will be
recalled that the proposition to place
the main In the park was suggested
by Commissioner Bowman, head of
the Department of Public Safety, on
the ground of economy, but Mr..Bow
man made It clear in his brief discus
sion of the subject at the weekly meet
ing yesterday that his only thought In
suggesting the placing of the main in
the park Instead of the street was
the saving of expense. He had no
other motive and had only recom
mended the park strip Instead ,of the
street on the score of economy. He
declared that he was entirely satisfied
with any action Council might take
with a view to changing the method of
Mayor Royal introduced the resolu
tion to reconsider the previous action,
and stated that he was convinced,
upon viewing the great destruction in
the River Park after the recent storm,
that it would be a serious mistake to
further endanger the trees by digging
a deep trench for the Installation of
the water main.
There has been so much opposition
to the plan of placing the main in the
park that City Council has shown a
proper appreciation of public opinion
In determining to reconsider its for
mer action.
It Is now proposed by the statesmen
at Washington to place a tax of n or 10
per cent, on railroad tickets and ad
mission to theaters, baseball parks and
other licensed amusements. It Is also
alleged that soft drinks are as much
luxuries as wines or beer, and that an
equitable distribution of the tax burden
among all consumers would be accom
plished by placing a tax upon these
beverages as upon beers and patent
medicines, as is now contemplated by
the House ways and means committee,
which is preparing an emergency reve
nue bill to offset Treasury losses. Thus
we pay the freight of the war lords of
THERE was adopted at Baltimore
on the second of July, 1912, by
the Democratic national conven
tion an alleged declaration of
principles, and this party pronounce
ment Is of special interest at this time
to students of political history and
present-day conditions. It is a pecu
liar document, especially in view of
the things that have transpired dur
ing the last two years.
One plank, for lrfstance, pledges the
candidate of that convention to a sin
gle Presidential term and favors the
Adoption of an amendment to the Con
stitution making the President of the
United States Ineligible for re-elec
tion. But now comes a more or less
authoritative statement from Wash
ington that Woodrow Wilson, the can
didate of the Baltimore convention,
will go before the people in 1916 for
a second term.
Another plank denounces "the
profligate waste of money wrung from
the people by taxation through the
lavish appropriations of recent Re
publican Congresses, which have kept
taxes high and reduced the purchas
ing power of the people's toil." This
Wme plank demands "a return to that
simplicity and economy which befrts
a Democratic government and a re
duction in the number of useless of
fices, the salaries of which drain the
substance of the people." But in
epite of this high-sounding platform
declaration the Democratic Congress
and the Administration at Washing
ton have been guilty of the ipost
profligate expenditure of money in the
history of the country and have re
stored and created anew offices which
were abolished by the last Republican
administration in order that Demo
cratic bosses might have Jobs for their
Clamoring supporters in Pennsylvania
and elsewhere.
Still another plank favors the ex
omption from tolls of American ships
engaged in co&st.wiso trade passing
through the Panama Canal. Yet with
in a few weeks the clause of the Pan
ama Canal act exempting American
coastwise shipping from tolls has been
repealed by the Democratic Adminis
Vet another plank calls attention to
the fact "that the Democratic party
demand for a return to the rule of
the people has now become the ac
cepted doctrine of a large majority
of the electors." But Pennsylvanlans
have not forgotten that President Wil
son selected the candidates of the
Democratic party in this State for
I'nlted States Senator and Governor.
This is "the rule of the people"
flouted by the candidate of the Bal
timore convention and those who
modestly claim to have been his chief
"The law pertaining to the civil
service should be honestly and rigidly
enforced to the end that merit and
ability should be the standard of ap
pointment and promotion rather than
service rendered to a political party,"
Is the substance of another plank In
this remarkable platform. Yet Penn
sylvania has seen one after another
of the most competent and efficient
men in the employ of the government
dismissed and those without any expe
rience whatever appointed to their
places solely and only for "service ren
dered to a political party."
There Is much more In this party
declaration of principles of the same
sort, but notwithstanding It says "our
pledges are made to be kept when In
office as well as to be relied upon
during the campaign."
We submit that the people of the
United States will judge the Demo
cratic party upon Its broken pledges
and its utter failure to make good.
IT appears that the flagrant dis
regard of the spirit of the primary
law by the leaders and political
parties most Insistent In urging the
change in the system of nominations
is not going to be overlooked by in
fluential newspapers representing these
offenders against consistency. For In
stance, the New York World thus
severely characterizes the actton taken
by the Progressives at Utlca In recom
mending candidates for nomination
for State office:
If Barnes' machine or Murphy's
machine had undertaken to tear up
the direct primary law and appoint
a candidate for Governor, that
would have been boss rule. When
Roosevelt's machine does it, that Is
the emancipation of the people
from machine government.
Here In Pennsylvania the same sort
of thing has been going on without
blush or hindrance on the part of
those who have been urging the direct
primary as the only salvation from the
alleged evils of "bossism." 1£ is a
matter of common knowledge that
both the Democratic and Progressive
parties openly defied the primary law
in the outset this year and now that
the voters have declared a plague on
both their houses the "bosses" of these
parties are engaged in open intrigue
for the purpose of "saving their faces"
in a fusion arrangement contrary to
every principle of the direct primary.
As In New York, according to the
Sun, which shines for all, the "ma
chine" further declares that among all
who might effectively translate Into
action its ambitions there are indi
viduals of peculiar availability, and
these It names, urging all men to unite
in their behalf at the polls.
In brief, the direct primary, the law
that was to rid the country of de
testable bosses and machines, is torn
up and used as a doormat by the very
same political marplots who demanded
Its enactment as a panacea for all the
ills of the people.
ONE of the most hopeful sisns
of the growing interest in tree
planting In this city is the an
nouncement of the Department
of Parks that several thousand trees
will be set out in the parks of Har
risburg this Fall. This is a most wise
conclusion, inasmuch as the storms
and the years and the indiscriminate
damage to existing trees have made
necessary some general movement to
replace those that have been destroyed
or damaged beyond repair.
It would be a good thing for the
school authorities and the CiVic Club
and the Municipal League and the
Chamber of Commerce and all the Im
provement associations of the city to
combine on some general tree-planting
program for this Fall.
If we had a Shade Tree Commission,
as we should have had before now,
such a body would be the proper source
of inspiration and help in a move
ment like the one here suggested. But,
commission or no commission, we be
lieve that the people of Harrisburg
are sufficiently responsive to the need
now so apparent since the. destruction
in the River Front parks that they
will rally to a movement of this kind.
Some expert advice on the kind of
trees that should he planted In this city
for permanent growth ought to be ob
tained so that in the general planting
in the Fall we shall not have a hodge
podge planting of everything without
much regard to either size or quality.
We can think of no better way to
encourage the interest of the boys and
girls of the city in forestry than
through same such plan as is pro
IF a little war in the Balkans brought
us the Bulgarian hat and sash,
what will be the effect on fashions
of the conflict now going on in
We may expect to see girls with
British sympathies togged out in
Tommy Atkins caps or Scottish plaids.
No doutet the Russian bonnet will
mark the lady with leanings toward
the Czar, while her French ally may
wear a red fez. It is less easy to
design something for the German
maid. We can hardly think of her in
a war helmet; but then the masculine
mind never would have suspected the
lengths to which feminine fashions
would go in the way of slit skirts and
transparent gowns, so the helmet is
not impossible.
Study of the votes cast at the last
three gubernatorial elections affords
some Interesting Information for
people who find time between reading
war news to discuss politics In these
days of getting assessed and regis
tered for the coming struggle at the
polls. The average man does not
know that the total of the votes cast
at the gubernatorial elections has been
declining and that the votes at tho
primary elections have been falling off
as mire and more restrictions are
placed upon the right to vote. In fact,
if figures are studied it will be found
that the male population has been In
creasing, but that the vote has been
decreasing, and that, too, in the face
of a decline in the number of for
eigners imported Into Pennsylvania.
Twelve years ago there were 1,094.771
votes cast In the election which placed
Samuel W. Pennypacker In the guber
natorial chair. Four years later there
were cast 1,006,577, and, too, in a
campaign In which Stuart and Emery
contested with the best organizations
known in years to get out the votes.
Some of the rural counties where per
sonal registration was not required
showed a falling off In the vote. In
1910, when the greatest struggle in
many years occurred over the gov
ernorship, the total vote cast was
998,448. At the recent primary,
which was preceded by the longest
primary campaign known in a gen
eration. the number of votes cast was
away below what everyone expected
after all the strenuous efforts put forth
by the various parties combined with
the general political excitement left
over from 1912 and kept alive during
last year by local contests and the
ambitions of various men. The total
of the primary vote was 583,806. Of
this number the Republicans polled
320,097 and the Democrats 200,854,
the Washington party running a bad
third with but 48.386. Other candi
dates got 14,469. No party came near
getting anything like the vote It ex
pected. The Republicans got over
70,000 more than the Democrats and
Washingtonians combined and 54,000
more than all the other parties com
bined. It will be interesting to see if
the vote In November goes over the
million mark.
In view of this decline in tlie vote
at the State elections it is doubly in
teresting- to note the way the vote at
presidential elections has fluctuated.
For instance, in 1896, memorable as
the first Bryan campaign, the total
vote cast was 1,194,355, Bryan get
ting 427,000 votes. In 1300 the total
of the vote was 1,173,210: in 1004 It
wns 1,238,738: in 1908, 1,267.450, and
in 1912, 1,217,736. Last time Bryan
ran he got 448,782, while Wilson got
395,637 In 1912.
The vote on the proposed consti
tutional amendments has never ranged
anything like the vote on the head of
a ticket, the 1909 vote being marked
by a big slump as compared with the
head of the ticket and by a pro
nounced difference between the vote
on the first amendment and that on
the last.
W. C. Fownes. the Pittsburgh golfer,
who has been winning championships
this week, is a nephew of W. C.
Fownes, of Pittsburgh, who is a fre
quent visitor to this city. Mr. Fownes
is a member of the Country Club of
Harrisburg and hag played in many
matches here. His nephew has also
visited here.
"The national government's plan for
the protection of the wild ducks is in
teresting to many of us sportsmen,"
said a hunter yesterday. "It shows
how scientists and not sportsmen can
work out things. The Pennsylvania
law for reedbirds, for instance, Is a
good example. We used to have three
weeks of hunting for 'reedies' and
then they went South. The govern
ment has kindly allowed us eight
weeks, or five weeks more than the
season when birds are in the state. As
for ducks, they have extended the sea
son until the middle of January, when
our streams are frozen. As a matter
of fact, the duck season now Is con
fined to a few weeks in the fall, but
the government officially extends it to
midwinter, and then cuts out the
spring shooting entirely."
This morning's market was a
"peach" market. The markethouses
were tilled with baskets of the luscious
fruit and the predictions made last
spring that this would be a phe
nomenal year for peaches are more
than Justified. The sales to-day were
brisk and people went, home laden
with baskets of splendid fruit, and it
was evident that a good many people
were going to take the advice of
Dr. Surface and "put up" fruit for
use tills winter when Europe will be
after American fruit and prices will be
going up.
Dr. Martin G. Brumbaugh is a de
voted disciple of Isaak Walton and
spends an occasional day or two everv
Spring among the hills of his beloved
Juniata Valley.
A friend asked the little Porto
Rican who was brought from the
Island by Dr. Brumbaugh and given
an education by him whether the
Doctor was popular In Porto Rico.
His eyes brightened with enthusiasm
as he replied that he was the most
popular man on the whole island;
that not only streets and highwavs,
but school buildings have been named
In his honor. Those who meet Dr.
Brumbaugh at Williams Grove to-mor
row will understand his great per
sonal popularity.
—Lloyd B. Smith, Pittsburgh en
gineer, has sailed for South America
to look after oil fields, especially in
—E. W. Pargny, president of the
American Steel and Wire Company,
is in Canada to meet his wife, who is
returning from Europe.
—George T. Fonda, the Bethlehem
Steel's safety expert, reports that eve
accidents have fallen off 75 per cent,
as a result of safety devices.
—W. F. Ashe, superintendent of
Pittsburgh playgrounds, has been tak
ing the mayor and councilmen around
the parks daily to show their needs.
—W. R. Mcllvalne, prominent
Washington county man, Is home from
Europe after some adventures In Ger
—Walter G. Stringer. Philadelphia
manufacturer, says the war is helping
the pencil lead business.
That the .Japanese government
uses Harrisburg book type writers
for Its official records at Toklo?
By Grantland Rice
Who shall say when the Game is done
What man lost and what man won?
Who shall say that the victim fought
With smaller courage for his part?
Who shall say that the victor wrought
With braver soul and finer heart?
Who shall say that the gleaming stars,
Badlant on the winner's scroll,
Will shine more brightly than the scars
Of him who fought to a hopless goal?
Who shall say when the Game Is done
What man lost and what man won?
Lewis and Pinchot Did Not Meet
Democratic Bosses or Talk
About Fusion Deals
Declines to Talk When Asked if
He Will Get Off Ticket;
Palmer's Man Bumped
William Draper Lewis. Washington
party candldats for Governor, and
i Glfford Pinchot. candidate for United
States senator, spent several hours
in Harrisburg last night and went
their own way. They made speeches
indicating that they were the people
to elect and did not refer to the
scheme to effect fusion for the sake
of boosting Vance C. McCormick's vote
and did not meet any Democratic
bosses. Both Lewis and Pinchot de
clined point blank to discuss fusion,
the dean becoming ruffled when some
one asked him if he tntended to retire
from the ticket in the interest of the
Little Boss of Dauphin county's Dem
The visit of the two Progressive
standard bearers was made the occa
sion of some ardent campaign work
by the brave little band that follows
County Chairman Ira J. Mosey. In
the afternoon thev candidates had
spoken at Williams (tove and thumped
Penrose and Brumbaugh with vigor,
but carefully refrained from Indi
cating anything but an intention to
' continue their campaign. Last night
when they arrived in the city a band
1 met them. After supper the candi
! dates went down Market street to see
the new Washington party banner
' swung to the breeze and if they had
any pain because of the onricatures of
their likenesses they did not show it.
The meeting was held on the north
side of Market Square, close enough to
the door of the Democratic State
| windmill to emphasize the
going-alone campaign of
' Outdoor the Bull Moosers. but the
Meetinjj audience was not hefty.
iSleniler There were some zealous
Bull Moosers, some Demo
crats hungry for some
; words of comfort for the sorely-tried
McCormick, some Republicans who
wanted to hear the speeches and some
of those people whom the Patriot calls
[ independents when it Is trying to get
their votes and whom it styles as
hopeless when it fails. The horse
' attached to the wagon whereon the
orators stood kicked up his heels and
' frisked so that he had to be taken out
when Pinchot began to speak, but the
rest of the meeting was marked by
respectful, but undemonstrative, listen
ing to speeches. Dean Lewis severely
; arraigned Republicans, but even prox
imity to the Democratic windmill did
not cause him to suggest fusion. There
j were also remarks by Chairman Mosey
and Dunlap and the candidates. All
that was missing was a comedy touch
and State Chairman Detrich was not
Dauphin county Republicans will
unite with the Republicans of Cum
berland to-morrow and escort Brum
baugh and Penrose and
their colleagues on the
State ticket to Williams Republicans
Grove for the big day. Will Throng
The candidates will ar- the picnic
rive here during the
morning and leave at
once for the grove. Informal recep
tions will be given to them. This
morning Democratic machinists were
making tremendous efforts to get a
crowd to accompany Palmer and
McCormick to the grove, but did not
succeed to any extent. Neither was
the reception accorded to the machine
ticket very cordial at the grove.
Democratic committeemen and pros
pective officeholders got their orders
to turn out and while they showed up
in numbers they did not turn loose
enthusiasm. The fact that the Bull
Moose candidates did not get into
touch with the Democratic candidates
and pull through fusion appeared to
have disconcerted some of the work
ers, who see a hopeless fight with
mighty little money ahead.
Addressing a big meeting of colored
voters in the Union Labor Temple last
night In Pittsburgh, United States Sen
ator Penrose formajly
opened his campaign In
Penrose Is Western Pennsylvania.
Speaking At the meeting, which
in the West was held under the aus
pices of the General
Baptist Association of
Pittsburgh and Allegheny. Senator
Penrose was enthusiastically received,
and his speech of peculiar interest to
colored people was heartily applauded.
In Ills speech the senator dwelt on the
progress made by the colored men
since their emancipation. He paid tri
bute to them because of their stalwart
Republicanism and declared that they
were one of the few classes which had
never shown Ingratitude to the party
which had befriended them. The
speaker declared that the Progressive
party has deliberately decided to In
augurate a policy looking toward the
establishment of a "lily white" Pro
gressive party in the Southern States,
which shall result In the complete
disfranchisement of the colored elec
tor. To defeat this effort Senator
Penrose advised every colored man to
vote the straight Republican ticket.
Once more there is opposition to a
Palmer selection. Now there are pro
tests against the confirmation of John
A. Hughes as postmas
ter at Lyndora, Butter
county. Mr. Hughes Was Palmer's
appointed by President Selection
Wilson June 25 to sue- Bumped
ceed the Republican in
cumbent, and immedU
ately protests reached the Senate
post office committee. A few days ago
a certified petition was received by
the committee from a patron of the
Lyndora office in which It was de
clared that Mr. Hughes was not a
resident of tho town and that not until
he had bee* appointed to the post
mastership did he receive his mail at
the Lyndora office. According to the
petition Mr. Hughes resldtd five miles
from Lyndora and received his mall
by rural delivery route No. 9 from the
post office at Butlor. Following his
appointment, it was declared, M%
Hughes' mall was forwarded from
Butler to Lyndora. The committee
has set no time for hearing the pro
tests, but it is understood that both
the protcstants and the appointee will
be asked to appear before the commit
tee. Mr. Hughes was recommended
for the position by National Commit
teeman Palmer, who, to date, seems
to have rewarded only reorganisation
Democrats in the distribution of pa
tronage In Western Pennsylvania.
[From the South Bethlehem Globe.l
Like the holey cheese, shoes are said
to be "going up," despite the fact that
the Bummer styles had been very low.
[From the Chester Times.]
The cantaloupe trust has been indict- I
ed. Now let most of the cantaloupes be
.Indicted, and we will cut a waterrrtelon I
v -/
Cnnvht' With (hp Iter SarMMrtle Sftfe j
fioodn Did your father |
Fiancee How complain about
did you guess mv staying so late
there were a lot last night?
of nice young men On the contrary, |
where I spent my he asked me how
vacation? X could be so rude
Fiance You've as to let you go
learned to kiss so away without
nicely. your breakfast.
—Register to-morrow.
—Democratic machinists who lis
tened for some words of praise for the
Palmer-McCormick ticket from the
Progressives last night listened in
-—Dean Lew-is shows very little in
tention of getting off the ticket thus
—Up to date the Bull Moosers con
tinue to lambaste the national admin
istration and decline to admit that
McCormick and Palmer have any vir
—To-morrow will be the big day at
Williams Grove. To-day is merely a
—Allegheny county Republicans
have the strongest organization they
have had in years.
—The letter of the Cramp ship
builders to Penrose is not a popular
theme of conversation at the Demo
cratic State windmill.
—The Pa-Mc League did not pil
grimage to Williams Grove to-day.
The cash will be used for work, not
—Penrose speaks in Crawford coun
ty to-day.
—lt must be nice keeping the peace
among quarreling Democrats in Phil
adelphia. Montgomery, Blair, Hunt
ingdon and other counties.
—The wise man will register to
morrow and save himself trouble.
[Editor and Publisher.]
In honoring its former president,
James M. Lynch, with laudatory
speeches and with the vers - practical
gift of SIO,OOO in cash, the Inter
national Typographical Union honored
itself In its recent convention at Provi
dence, R. I.
We need more such labor leaders as
James M. Lynch, who are for peace
rather than for war between capital
and labor; who do not tolerate extor
tionate demands by either side of a
labor controversy; who recognize the
splendid manhood and the rights of
the great body of men upon whose
skilled hands and brains capital must
depend; who fight at all times for the
dignity and proper reward of labor
and oppose the loud-voiced, trouble
niHking ngltators who merely seek per
sonal aggrandizement and notoriety in
labor's name without true labor's sym
pathy or sanction. The great Empire
State saw Mr. Lynch's value ' and
claimed his services for a time; but it
is certain that when those services
have ended he will again be found in
the ranks and doing yeoman's work
for the benefit of millions.
The German Socialists have quit
shouting against war and are falling
over themselves to get into the armv.
Theories are all right on print paper
and street corners. Philadelphia
North American.
( Out ft 1
I They Go ftp |
Regardless of cost 11
1 and profits, but they i \n 1
won't hold out much long- •\\ 1 1 \
er under the pressure of
I such low prices. Thus do ill «4 W"
we pay the penalty—while I'M liimi
forehanded men reap the bene- \ W ijt
H fit—-of our Complete Clearance n "Jt h
I $10.75 $15.00 and SIB.OO Suits I
I $20.00 $25.00 I
Suits Suits
B sl4.7S\ $18.75 I
SEPTEMBER 2, 1914.
Two Soldiers Killed
[From the Telegraph, Sept. 2. 1864]
Papers found on two soldiers who
were killed near Marysville, by being
struck by the fast line westward, on
the Pennsylvania railroad, while
standing on the track, show them to
be J. K. Ayres, belonging to Company
H, 136 th regiment, Ohio Volunteers,
from Paulding county, Ohio, and W.
C. Clark, of Captain Thompson's inde
pendent battery from Crawford coun
ty, Ohio.
Fiinernl of Lieutenant Hoy or
Funeral services for Lieutenant J.
S. Hoyer, of the First United States
cavalry, were held here yesterday.
To th* Editor of the Telegraph:
Hav'ng been almost a constant reader
of jvur paper for a number of years,'
and a thorough believer of the doctrine
that you so thoroughly maintain, I
though* that the following might find
a 6p„c, in your paper:
Tht creaking out of the war demon
strator, in an unanswerable manner
the fohy of previous legislation in re
gard to the merchant marine.
W> discovered all of a sudden that
we had no ships to send our goods
What would have heen the conditions
of this country if the Democratic
policy of free trade had obtained dur
ing the last forty years, instead of the
protective policy of the Republican I
party, which has enabled this country I
to build up great manufacturing inter
ests, until now to-day we are ready
to furnish everything that we may re- ]
quire and all that may be demanded I
of us from outlying countries, such as I
South America, etc. Wonder if there Is 1
sense enough left In the Democratic
party to -ecognize the fact that we
would have been a helpless nation
without anywhere to turn for aid. as
the foreign mills could not supply us
and we would have had none of our
What stronger argument can we find
for the benefit of a protective tariff in
the situation now exisittng. which en
ables us in this respect to be indepen
dent of the whole world?
W. H. W.
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
When we come right down to plain
facts, the contest In Pennsylvania, as:
it is elsewhere, is between the policies
of the Democratic Party and those of
the Republican. Either Democratic
or Republican candidates must win.
So well recognized is this that every
where the return of the 1012 Progres
sives to the Republican Party has be
come almost a stampede. There is no
object whatever to be gained by cast
ing a. vote for Mr. Flinn's Washington
Party candidates—none whatever.
The Washington Party voter Is es
sentially an assistant Democrat.
Besides, there is no longer any con
vicing reason why there should be a
third party ticket this year. The Re
publican Party is no longer open to
the charge of hossism. Conventions
are things of the past. The Republi
can voter is his own boss and makes
his own selections of candidates at the
State-wide primaries. In precisely
the same manner he will choose his
own candidate for President two years
Add to this reform the fact that the
platform adopted last night, and upon
i which the candidates will stand. Is so
j broad and so progressive that it
ought to satisfy every reasonable ln
' dependent. It would seem as If the
split in the Republican Party should
I be healed in order that an end may
be put to experimental and danger
ous legislation.
We have been running the country
on theory. It is high time that we
got back to the practical.
[From the Telegraph, Sept. 2. 1864]
Guerrilla Warfare
Louisville, Sept. 2.—Yesterday Lieu
tenant Colonel Graham, of the
Eleventh Kentucky cavalry, was cap
tured by Captain Foreman's guerril
las, \vhen returning from his home to
this city. He was paroled and allowed
to go to Exeterville, to procure the
release of two of Foreman's gang
confined to jail at that place. Three
men accompanying Graham were also
captured. One of them, Samuel A.
White, they threatened to shoot.
Nashville Blown t'p
New York, Sept. 2.—Reports re
ceived here, state that the rebel ram,
Nashville, was blown up near Mobile.
She was 360 feet long and was mount
ed with twelve guns.
"A big European war will be a fine
thing for the newspapers." said the
Philadelphia manager of a large elec
trical company, says a writer in the
Philadelphia Public Ledger.
"In what way?" I inquired.
"Help you to sell papers," was his
"Alas! Others may see your oint
ment, but you alone can observe the
fly swimming around in it. The Ink
Is scarcely dry upon the printed testi
mony of one newspaper manager to
the effect that the Spanish-American
War had cost his publication a tidy
three-quarters of a million net.
"The editor of the London Post told
me his paper had twenty correspond
ents in the Boer war, and cable rates
were then $1.20 a word from Cape
Town. That African conquest was the
biggest menace to newspaper divi
dends which London has experienced
in a generation.
"I saw dispatches come from Ma
nila during our insurrection there
which cost $3,000 a column. That
included the price paid the special
correspondent for sending one article.
"Yes. A convention of newspaper
proprietors would as quickly indorse
| a great war for their own money
making purposes as a farmers' grange
would vote to employ a pack of wolves
to guard their sheep."
Your Chance to Go to the
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Rates and in Comfort
I Your chance to see the Interesting
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tional Exposition nt. San Francisco, now
i nearing completion, also Los Angeles,
l San Diego, etc.. with a marvelous
i scenic journey through the wonderful
j Royal Gorge, the Rockies and the Sier
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I And you may also visit the interest
| ing cities of Denver, Colorado Springs
and Salt Lake City on the way.
Think of it, you can piratically see
I everything of interest in the west and
i middle west! And in comfortable
i trains and in congenial company! Let
)me tell you all about It. I can save
you money. I am paid to help you
make the trip in comfort and my ser
vice costs you nothing. It's Just a part
lof the Burlington Route (C.. B. Sr Q.
R. R.) way of treating their patrons.
Please call or write and let me tell
you about these extra low fares—give
you maps and pictures about the trip
—no charge—and let me help make
your arrangements and save you a lot
of trouble.
Wm. Austin. Gen. Agent Pass. Dept.,
C. B. Q. R. R. Co., 836 Chestnut St.,
Phila., Pa.
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