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EVENING TJEDGEB-PHIL'AfrELPHIA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER U 1014.
Evening &g& ledger
y I'UM.lG LEDGER COMPANY
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''Virtue, Liberty and Independence"'
TUfE Evenlnpr LedKcr stands for Drum-
baugh nntl Palmof.
The translntlou ot Hopublican litlnciplcs
Into the established economic policy of the
Government Is essential to the well-being of
the United States. The catastrophe In Eu
rope has accentuated, tiot caused, the failure
of the revenue. A wlso protective system,
lovlsed to equalize the cost of production here
nnd abroad, and to assure to American labor
n living wnge, satisfies fiscal requisites and
stabilizes prosperity. During tho period of
Kepubllcan control, bcplnnlns with Lincoln
iind terminating1 with Tuft, the wealth of the
nation increased from S16.0OO.O0O.0OO to ?130,
000,000,000. Tho two IntervcninR Democratic
Administrations were periods of hesitancy
Men, therefore, who are guided by prac
tice Instead of theory can reach but one con
clusion. Republicanism must bo revived, re
habilitated, vitalized, and Its principles once
more made dominant In national affairs.
A'galnst the accomplishments of so ess.cn
f tlal a purpose, under a friendly masquerade,
appears the dissolute conspiracy known as
Penroseism. It has its fingers fastened in
the throat of Pennsylvania Republicanism.
It has ambushed tho party, seized It, sub
verted It to its own ungenerous designs.
"Wanton In its disregard of fundamental moral
principles and livid with the stain of its past
betrayals. It comes before the people of this
Commonwealth with a profession of goodly
purpose on its lips, and impudently nsks
them by their votes to sanction and
acquiesce in the Up that this mongrel "Ism"
is Llncolnlsm. It pleads that a great State
cannot save Itself from economic disaster
it is willing to traffic with the men
tve betrayed it, unless it is ready to
u their manifold delinquencies and en-
!ist them with the accomplishment of a
oly program, tiood never canio and never
can come through such Instrumentalities. A
political alliance that is notoriously dishonest
in soma things may be depended on to be
dishonest in all things.
"Whatever the standing of Penroseism In
Pennsylvania, In every other State of tho
Union It Is hated nnd detested. Xowhere
else is there any attempt to defend it. Ohio
answered Porakerlam with an emphatic ie--VcrdiKtioi).
In N'ow York, Mr. Uarnes has
jlelded to the nerwhelming antagonism t
the rank and file in his own party and has
urrendered his leudershlp, Tammany, too,
that feebly criminal emulator of tho Phila
delphia Organization, disciplined in its own
bailiwick, has been shorn of Its false colors
and the black flag nailed to Its tepee by an For llic Service of Philadeliihh
indignant public. The spirit of the times is i milE sympathies of the Evening uas
nsauioiviut; iciu vr irui-imiiuiuun OI me
the help tendered by so infamous a con
federacy. It Is madness to yoke a great economic
program to any man's ambition, and It Is
suicidal to burden such a program with the
onus of a shameless polltlcat crew. It is a
facl that protection has become a byword
through Just such tactics. Men believe, and
they have a tight to bellete, that leaders
who battered and traded and trafficked In
votes bartered and traded and traftlckcd In
tariff schedules also. The country will never
again ttust men who, It Is convinced, be
trayed nn essential economic policy by mak
ing It the medium of their Immoral transac
tions. Once before the mistake, was made of
Identifying an economic principle with a
political career, nnd so complete was the ruin
that to this day a central United States
Hank cannot be established.
AVe stand for Doctor Brumbaugh, tie Is
a colossus among the pigmies who imagine
they can use him. He Is not I heir nominee.
Public opinion forced him on the ticket. Tie
Is the greatest menace the venal machine
has ever encountered. He will sweep aside
i corruption, drive out the grafters, purify tho
political atmosphere, give a new tone to
I affairs, and, better still, he will substitute
, for make-believe Republicanism real Repub
licanism. Ills candidacy Is an Inspiration to
all good citlKons. They can prove their party
fealty through sending him to llarrlsburg
by an ovens-helming majority, and, at the
same time, stamping with their condemna
tion Penroseism and all that It portends.
There is nothing that could so hearten Re
publicans the nation over and Invigorate the
party as the emphatic Indorsement of Brum
baugh and the equally emphatic rejection ot
Penrose. Dy this means only can the nation
ho conduced that Republicanism Is ono
thing nnd Penroseism another.
"Wo stand for Mr. Palmer not because of,
but In spite of, his economic principles. "Wo
stand for him because he towers above his
chief opponent in tho morality of his per
spective. Wo stand for him because he Is
tho one instrument through which Pcnn
sylvanla may 'set itself right before the na
tion, because he one hope of national Re
publicanism lies in the election of this Demo
crat. We are for him because his success
would deprive the Republican patty of only
one vote In tho Senate, and the defeat cf Mr.
Penrose would probably give it ten.
It Is a memorable campaign which tho
State enters, a campaign vital to Its Indus
trial interests. It behooves an Independent
Republican newspaper solemnly to warn the
great body of citizens of the crisis which
they face. It is the duty of an honest news
paper to :;pose the pretension that an or
ganization notably devoid of principle is
fighting for a principle. An unfortunate
on junction of circumstances has made It
necessary to apply an heroic lemedy, to de
feat the ostensible protagonist of the State's
economic ideals In order to assure tho suc
cess of those ideals in tho nation and In the
Interest of ordinary morality. It is neces
sary for tho Republican voters to tteat Pen
toselsm as a Republican President, Mr. Taft,
treated the Cox machine, which had waxed
fat on the misdeeds it had perpetrated in
Cincinnati. The tlmo has come for Penn
sylvania to act oa Senator Root's charac
terization of tho Philadelphia Organization
as a criminal conspiracy. Common sense,
public necessltj. fundamental morality make
such a couise requisite. The duty of every
honorable citizen is plain. Pennsylvania will
vindicate her prestige and her honor by a '
steadfast allegiance to the dictates of conscience.
PASStiD BY THE CENSOR
1IPB In some nowspapcr offices that Is,
Vofllcial life Is about aa certain as the
weather a week hence, and no ono knows
this better than tho theatrical manager. Not
so long ago the dramatic editor of a Phila
delphia paper called upon a manager and
was amazed to find him giving a pass for
two seats to the paper's ofllce boy.
"Great Caesar, you don't give tickets to
that boy, do you?" asked tho dramatic;
editor, after the boy had departed.
"You bet I do," responded tho manager, "f
don't know how soon he'll be your boss and
I'm not taking chances."
ItTTHBK HURDANK has a rival in con
iittuctlvo eugenics, If It may be so called.
Ills namo Is Ocorgo White and he lives In
Eaton, O., which will now become famous
as the home of the scratchlcss chicken, for
that Is the type being evolved by White
through a process of elimination and eugenics
as applied to poultry. "White bred and cross
bred chickens until he produced a big white
fowl, with legs fit only for the tiniest of
bantams. Ho asserts that his new breed
cannot dig up a neighbor's garden and Is not
so apt to stray from Its own fireside, because
"Its legs only reach the ground." In addition,
the now breed, being more sedate. Is ot a
lesser temperamental mentality and prac
tically devoid of all neurasthenic symptoms.
He says nothing of Its capacity for laying
REFLECTED In the light of his great
tincle, Helmuth von Moltke, Chief ot
Staff of the German armies, has Mood tho
acid test of publicity very well. Though
Ilttlo Is known about this six-foot-four giant.
his father-in-law, tho Danish Count von
Moltke. Is responsible for tho story of his
daughter's wedding to the present military
leader. Helmuth fell In love with his distant
cousin and namesnke. Eliza von Moltke, but
her father declared that he would withhold
Ills consent until tho great von Moltke, tho
uncle, had given his consent. A few days
later came a telegram to Copenhagen an
nouncing tho coming of Germany's silent
man. The Danish Count waited at the rail
road station to welcome the victor of Sedan.
A man dressed In a snuff-colored, worn suit
emerged from a second-class carriage, carry
ing a dingy Ilttlo hag. It was tho General,
Inquiry elicited the fact that his worldly bo
longings were in the bag and that ho did
not possess a valet. The consent was given
nnd Helmuth nnd Eliza von Moltke havo
lived an Ideal family life ever since. Inci
dentally, It may be mentioned that Helmuth
von Moltko won the Iron Cross for personal
bravery during the war of 1ST0.
poisons are known only to the Indians, who
have kept their secret for hundreds of years.
The municipality compels mourners to deco
rato tho Paris crematory with flowers and
charges from 08 cents to 410.03, according to
the class of services desired. Before crema
tion can take place, halt a dozen certificates,
signed and countersigned and Vised, nto re
quired under the red tape which prevails In
the French capital,
While Is the badge of mourning of the Chi
nese. The Andaman Islander, who still eschews
clothes, paints his entire body white. The
Egyptians used yellow as their visible sign of
grief. In Europe, white was used by the Cas
tlllnns ns late as 149S lit connection with tho
obsequies of Prlnco .Tohn.
DONE IN PIELADELPHIA
'HERE thete's a will, theie's a way,
says the old adage, and there appeal i
a way to fulfil tho alleged last will of Peter
the Great. This will, the object of 100 years
of controversy, Is said to rest in the archives
of Petrograd. but so far as Is known, no
modern eye has ever been laid on tho orig
inal copy of this mystic document. Accord
ing to Frederic Gaillardcf, a friend of the
elder Dumas, tho will contained 15 clauses.
Peter asserted that in order to become great
Rusla must always bo at Aar with Europe;
intermarriages with Germanv are to be fos
tered: Poland is to be divided; Sweden and
Denmark incited to dlscurd: encroachment
Is to be made along the Black and Baltic
Sens; Austria Is to be used n an ally against
Turkey and then defrauded of Its gain and
plunged into defensive wars ngainst other
European States, nnd Russia made dominant
by a policy of playing one State against
The authenticity of the will Is very much
in doubt, but it gains interest, nevertheless,
in view of Russia's present stand in Euro
1PEAKINU of the elder
) literary document of
Duums iccalls a
but here Is the
dievyflism; It is against the combinationi?,
The conspiracies', the trades the loot, which,
by common consent, in the vernacular of
the street, are cmbra ed in ihe word Penroseism.
ivlll 1,,. I.,,.., i..
..... ......u ,,, ivar or programs which
promise 10 make tins -u better , ,iy ,
which to Inc. It will i,oi accomplish Its
purpose unless a neni-es u,e sot ml and intc
longings of Hi thousands of humoownets
and homemalters who have made Phlladel.
This baneful fraternity of plunder Is an j phia the splendid metropolis, that
old man of the sea on tho back of tho Uepub
llcati party. Jn every hamlet it Is tho fres
trader's slogan. It Is the thief Democratic
asset, for men prefer llloglcalncas. oven
honest Incompetency, to overt protnitution
of their Government for sinister purposes.
The election of Mr. Penrose, who does not
nd cannot disavow his leadership of ihe
hungry uml thirsty dements which , cmiuve
his machine, would hamstring Republican
efforts In every doubtful county in the Union.
The first task of every Itepublicui candidate
would be to repudiate him. Xono would havo
a chance for success unless ho first pledged
abstinence, from participation In any program
which Mr. Penrose led.
Which Js bettor, a Republican majority lq
th Senate without Mr, Penrose, or ft Ilo.
publican minority with him? Manufacturers
may aa well make up ihelr minds that H la
one or the other. Sir. Penrose has up luoro
vhunce of ever being clmirmau of the Sae
iite Committee on Finance, tlmn lie 1 144 u(
being President of the United Sistiff,
Consider the motley element now i(iS4j j,
behind him, His bipartisan machine haa
-wrought a coalition of tho liquor Interests,
"ilch with Incredible stupidity ara actually
tjujideavorlng to buy the State Senate lq ojdev
cifS prevent conscientious consideration of the
ffitrlnU problem. In Philadelphia am Pm-
Jjiurgh, where the great bulk of Mr. Penrose 3
m,t length was shown 111 the piimaiy. dpemi-
f truce isaa largels pUini on illitiuu ol- lril .
7 jjMiuuble mien, mi 11 Milling 10 bat ur iue.1
balku fr tirgauKuiiuit uumua. The n
Mutable ciunljieuc that enibiairs ln u
iompoeed of manufacturers and their allied
interest. To- them the enactment of a sen-
ii is. It
, will battle with il.em for better facilities of
j every sou to which they aie reasonably en
I titled and of which they a.e unreasonably
. deprived. It Is th, duty of a R,eat new.
, Paper to mirror the aspirations of the com
j mimlty it servos, to visualize tonditions of
lift- as ihey are and picture them as they
tan bo and will be. Ji mtioi be ti spies',
man of the man in the street th wnun in
the housp, iho ii who meets th,. ontusl,
of nceit by hri ov n toll. With whole
hearted enthusiasm and with no interests
to servo save the interests of the community,
the State and the nation, the Evening Ledger
dedicates itself to this policy of service and
takes Us place among the Institutions 0f
which was not authentic
In the middle -10's Duma" had engaged a
large corps of translators, among them being
the father of the writer, then an impecunious
newspaper man. To him fell the task of
translating "Das Boa Konstriluor," a Getmaii
novel of stupendous length, wiltton by Spln
dler and published In Ilambuig In 1707.
Dumas took the translation, transposed the
scene from Germany to France and rechrls
tened the book "The Count of Monte Crlsto."
Dumas' "Katherine Blum" is also a trans
lation, almost verbatim, ftom "The Fores
ter?," a German play.
SL'I'EP.STITIO.V j.lajs a l.,ia.- part in Iho
lives nf the Hohenzolleins. The appear
unco of the mysterious White Lady in iho
palace 111 Potsdam or Is it Jiwlin? Is said
to presage ,1 death in the familv. And now
comes word that the Kaiser 1 wearing his
lucky ring. Whence camo the token no one
know?. Frederick tho Gtedt, on ascending
the throne, found among his father's posses
sions a small box containing a ring set with
a strango black stone and a note by Fred
erick 1. stating that the ring had been given
to him by his father on his deathbed, with
the injunction that so long as it remained
In the family tho fort unci of ihe liohenzol
lerns would endure. The ring 11B stolon
from Frederick William 11 by hu mistress.
Counters Liehtenau, nnd with its diBaniicar-
1 ance camu the disasters of tho .Napoleonic
wars, it was restored In 1813, the oar of
the Prussian liberation, and Schneider, tho
biographer of William I, declares that lio
aw It on the hand ot that monarch during
the war of 1870.
Is William II wearing It?
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tions for the success of the Evening Ledger."
New York Commercial.
"We wish the now "Evening Ledger suc
cess." Chester, Pa., Times.
"Wo wish you every success In your new
undertaking," Allcntown, Pa., Clilonlcle and
"Best wishes." Congressman J. Hampton
"You can rest nssilicd that It will be a leal
pleasure to do anything I eah to help you turn
out a great and useful newspaper." Morris L.
Cooke, Dhector of Public Works.
"Wish you nil success." Ernest 1,. Tustln,
Rccouler of Deeds.
"I hasten to extend my congratulations and
slnrere best wishes." W. Frccland Kcndrlck,
Receiver of Taxes.
"You may rest assuied that It will give me
gicat Pleasure to co-operate with you In any
way I can In order that wo may have an eve
ning paper which will correspond In a measure
to the morning edition of the Puni.to LCDOEit."
Br. Richard II. llnrte, Director Department
ot Health and Charities.
"Having been a leader of the morning LnDor.n
for many years, I naturally welcome Its appear
ance In tho evening field." Clayton W. Pike,
Chief of Electrical Bureau.
"Best -wishes for your success." Frank .T.
Gorman, County Commissioner.
"You have my best wishes for the success of
your venture." James l.oblnson, .Superintendent
Btuenti of Police.
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LnniiKn." Savannah, Ga., Morning Xews, '
"We shall look for the Initial Issue, of tho
Evening Lnoouit with keen Interest "Gettys
burg, P.i., Star ami Sentinel.
"We welcome this new arrival In the news,
paper Held." Charleston, S. C, Evening Post.
"We will watch with Interest for tho first
and subsequent issues of tho Evening Lnnonn.
If you come up to the standard of the Punr.tc
LuooKn you will be setting a new standard."
Allcntown, Pa., Call.
"We wish the new paper a l.oalthy and pros
perous birth." Detroit Freo Press.
"Best wishes for your success." Albany,
X. Y., Journal.
"I have been a reader of tho dnlly Lbdoep.
ever since T have been able to lead, and I
shall lie glad, Indeed, to lead tlto Evening
LKimnn. T wish you all tho success
Imaglnaole." William McCoach, City Treasurer.
"Hole is cood luck to the Evening Ledger.
Tho Public Li'.dgeu la now tho best
newspaper published, not only In Philadelphia
but in a great many other cities In the coun
try as well; and we not only get It on our
exchange list, but havo it sent home nnd pay
for It with sincere appreciation of Its worth.
Hero are the best wishes for the success of
the grandfather of them all, the Public
I.r:nci:i:. and for the lusty infant who will see
the light uf day for the first time tomorrow,
in get em!" Reading, (Pa.) Telegram and
Mr. Fin.tiot may be without a party, but
what doas he care? He has the nomination.
JJr Ui4u in not for peaco at any price.
In fat. thfc urite Ueuends euiirei u th
izi of Hie uudiemf.
The aav anilltry is aUo dwng aomeihing
i bring about ih end f tlu war. ,'Doeon
bad an Wa that it generally -ouw in any
Tig only ihlng the, people uirderUuu"
about rapid transit fs that they are not get
ting It. It will not take thoni long to nnd
rutting down the river and harbor bill by
lutting even thing out of it except the
uU4k' may be good politics, but it H ,ot
K'jtU UiMlie.- Tli is trad in ihf t'ii.S4-
j. lUt .mil lji-law,4ie 4'aiMl but f , vote.
r'ldiikliu iouUI geneialb Uie u onnuoii
senws (omliikioii without vv.taiiug words
This emenie of lus was niuili used In the
Rttvolutronary priod; "They that can give
.im. tariff raaira 1. nttaJ. rPh- k I "'' "certy to obtain a little
.. .I.J.J.. JC.i I temporary safety deserve
.pwwfflKWHjBswaHxyHiaccyrtasaftl K ftx'
neither liberty oor
BUFFALO BILL, who Is stilt active 111 thu
show business, once took Sitting Hull to
tlio colonel commanding tho nearest frontlur
post of those days probably an inland
nietiopolls by Una lime. The Colonel, aeelsrng
to impress the doughty Indian with the ad
ani85es of miration, invited him to a for
mal dinner. A florid, round-faced butter,
hired for the ucmsioii, lauded a spotless
White napkin tu the Indian n alitor. The lau
ter looked the neniette over, grunted onto or
twjee and then sjnead it on his chair and
eat on It! BRADFOP.D.
William Miirdock, an English luilln-iight,
went to a faetory in sear h of work one morn
lug In 16V). Tha proprietor, who had turnd
him away, notked that be was wearing an
oval lut. wh teas the slvle had iieou round
until thin. 1'iulci ,!uollo;. ii,-, iluidotlv wjl.i
tlwt 'ie nail lum the ml 'jii j lutliv. havbj.;
-eieJ tu nia..-.Uit to ..ult linii.li 'Hi ijuh
in?s n.au ujs u.'m&tUau.y itr,Avta. lor be
had, without imluinj It. 'uvtnt4 tlif wultni
I eaiUear 'ontrar to 1 c u,ul t-iuiju. o"
evnits, he made In Cjituiic out ,, ()i
Talavatchl. the drug used bv .Mexican Indiana
to destroy th reason, but not the physicalwel.
rare ci inerr vrm, la a herlta,' ' v
i Axtecj, unc ingredients of 1U rot
A Xcw Evening Contemporary
"Wai" extras dining the past few weeks
havo (-rived to accustom the community to
tho afternoon appearance of the public
LuDcun, which, according to announcement, Is
to be published In regular evening edition,
beginning next Monday afternoon, and have
mailfi the first step In the dual role of morning
and afternoon newspaper more simple. The
fvenhij; newspaper in the United States has
bud a distinct advantage In the lecelpt and
handling of the news set vice In tho European
war, although Inanity muie than that which it
posscries in ordinal times, in Its opportunity
to get tho afternoon nnd evening attention of
the reader, us compared with the busy mom
iic; hoard. But the evening edition of the
Vuw.n Lnnoun will require no introduction in
Philadelphia, for the paper long ago estab
lished Its entree, and welcome at any time of
day. Evening Bulletin
The Workin Song nfOlil Jorni Paul
li HOI.MAN" F.DAY
iJonu by the cliuidr lived old John Paul,
He Linked wall his Inimmer and he Jabbed with
t his awl.
He rapped and he tapped on Ids worn lapstoiie.
And ever be trolled, with a lusty tone:
"tilt, high, dlddy-di, for Sal" sb' ry Sal:
Phillip wad she. an' n right smart sal.
Swing to ihe centro an' caper down the hull.
High, dlddy-dl," sang old John Paul.
In the nearby church prentlicd Pastor Jones,
A grim old Ktint of 6M11 and hones.
At the week-night meetings his flack would hear
Old John Paul's song ring loud und clear.
"uh. high, dulil.wii, come runm our bow,
"An, Hal' b r Sal, now ahaltc our lot.
A lndien' chain an' liulnnie all.
High. drdddi," Hulled old Julin Paul.
The pastor stopped to the cubblt-r'd shop:
Said he, "These ribald songs must stop!
They laugh and they nudge on Satan's How
To hear you bellow and bluster so,
"With Tllgh, dlddy-dl. and your vulgar strain
Anept soma female, roarac and vain,
Sing some good hymn, if you sing at all,"
"I don't know a hymn." said old John Paul.
The pastor forthwrth taught him one,
In adagio measure did it mu;
The beat mot oil sliiw as a guod hymn kIipuUI
And John Paul sang it an btst be tonli).
But I Ujs ' mill." diiil "tuiti," and lb peg
For ha limed bit uoik b Ida Ming. uu linou.
'T was stow for in liaminei'. and iUjvy for
Am) customers railed i old John Pftut
To the pastor John Paul spoke, next day, j
"I'll grant that souls are saved your wa; !
But rnendln soles Is another thing.
And I can't git a hustle unless I sing
'Ob. high, diddy-dl. there, tiptoe spry!
An' fc'al" b' Sal goes pram-lit' b.'
Work when ou woik with snap an' piil.
Illgn. didU -tli ' -aid ohl John PauL
TIhii lu-ie'.- I" ' nun who. wit l4 lona,
Work with j ill in right ;nirt soug'
Pol I. inn sometime m.i be better uiik
il willing I. anus lliau a IjgKUiU tongue
(,'od has set us our tasks to do
Worship rings truest when work Is through.
Then lt' hey for our labor, and a qulok-atap all
to tho ' high, dladdQjgi old Jehu PauL
ONE COULD scarcely allow the birth on
Philadelphia's newest evening paper to
pass without a word or two about evening
newspapers, and especially about Philadelphia'
first evening Journal, which, by theway, was
the first evening paper to be published In this
country, nnd, If I am not mistaken, the first
evening paper to be published in tho world.
Some of my Boston friends, wno have prided
themselves upon what the Hub has done for
journalism ns well as for nit other branches of
polite literature, probably will tako exception
to this statement, and hasten to remind mo
that there was a Boston Evening Post as far
back as 1735.
In reply, assuming my" Boston friends would
make this assault, I must remind them that
the Boston Evening Tost can scarcely bi
ctasscd as an evening newspaper.
Tho Boston Evening Post originally waa
known ns The Rehearsal, nnd linder that nam'
was published about 1731. It was a weekly, and
mote or less a literary paper, after the stylo
of so many of the little sheets In the eighteenth
century. No reader of the Evening Ledger
would think ot It ns a nowspapcr In the
modern sense. However, about two ycarB after
It wao In existence, it became the property of
Thomas Fleet, who for a long time was
behoved to bo connected with tho authorship
of "Mother Goose." That question has not been
definitely settled yet, but wo may let that pass.
Fleet malntalncd) his paper as Tho Rehearsal
for pome time, and then, without notice,
changed Its name to tho Boston Evening Post.
The only other chango was the time of publi
cation. It now came out on Monday evening,
whereas tho paper formerly had come out on
Monday morning. ,
But we must be entirely fair. There was still
another evening paper published In this
countiy before the Pennsylvania Evening Post.
Let us take 0 look at It.
This also was a weekly, and was printed In
Xew Yoik by Henry de Forrest. This was
begun In 171G, but did not llvo more than a
year. It Is now known only by name, and
only by students of American Journalism. It
made no Impress upon history.
But the Pennsylvania Evening Post did mako
an Indelible Impression on American Jour-
It Is rather curious to find that this paper
was connected hi Its history with a Public
Ledger, not the present one, of course, but an
earlier and forgotten one.
Benjamin Townc, tho publisher of the Penn
sylvania Evening Post, was an Englishman,
born In Lincolnshire, nccordlng to Isaiah
Thomas. Ho seems to have come first to
Philadelphia, as did almost every enterprising
English emigrant In tho eighteenth century,
and was engaged by Goddard as u journeyman
printer. Goddard, who was in partnership
with the Tories, Joseph Galloway and Thomas
Wharton, published the Pennsylvania Chronicle
in 17C7, and was so fair in his treatment of
American topics that he nnd his partners had
a falling out. It Is u most Interesting talo
by itself, and one ot these afternoons we may
tell more ot it.
In the meantime, however, we must speak ot
Tovvne's connection with Goddard's paper.
The latter's partners, who were leaders ot
what might be called the Tory party here,
were so much angered at tho publication of
Dickinson's Farmers' Letters, which gave the
American view of tho dispute with the mother
countiy, that they induced Townc to act as
a spy for them In Goddard's ofllce. Finally,
when Ooddard left the city, Townc, probably
with tho assistance of Ills former employers,
started a printing house of his own.
James Humphreys, who was 11 Philadelphia
born, and who had received his education In
the College ot Philadelphia, had finally, after
several attempts to find himself, taken up the
trade of printing. In the autumn of 1771 he
announced that he would soon publish an Im
partial newspaper. There was a suspicion
among the people, that the Ledger would be a
Tory papei. jml Towne thought ho saw an op
portunity to tUiit an opposition sheet. So he
hastened to publish the Pennsylvania Evening
Post befote Humphie.vs could Issue his Ledger.
Both papeis madt their appearance about tlu
same time In 177J. Towne had the best of it
fiom the start, so lie became friendly with the
Whigs, and his sheet was regarded as a Whig
organ. Congress let him have their proceedings
to print, and he was ptospeiing. But he was a
person to whom self Interest was uppermost.
j lie was a Whig so long as the Americans held
, the city, but when the British came to town
1 Towne lemalned and (ontlnued to print the kind
I of news Lord Howe deshed. At that time
I llumphie.vs, who had been obliged to leave the
t-iiv because of his Tor.v principle, returned
and a-sain issued his Ledger, but Towno was su
successful In carrying water 011 both shoulders
that ho lemalned mastei of the. flcld.
Botli men, as well as Towne's former em
ployed, Galloway and What ton, hud been
placed on tho list of persons charged with being
Loyalist. Galloway ned with the British and
went to England, "Wharton and Towne re
inalned. By some strange uliance Towne was not mo-
tween the successful and tho unsuccessful mn
Is that the man of success begins working out
his Idea nnd attctts to It to a finish. "WhlU
your man who Is a failure gels a glorious glim
mer of riches far beyond, starts working out his
Idea, smashes Into tho first fence, and quit
cotd, My boy, begin and stick. And don'UsttcV;
as a matter of duty or merely to make goe4
your self-promise. Stick as If you wanted l
We are all doers ot good mentally, But,,
cither through fear of making a bungle ot our
efforts or because wo lack the courage to put
Into operation good Instincts end Inspiration
and to 'keep them going," wo do not becoms
actual doers of good,
Tho next time you get an Idea that has an
honest, worthy ambition In front of It, whethtr
you consider It old, worn out, Insignificant or
what not. Just remembor the real estate 'man,
Begin to work It. out.
But, most Important ot all, work It out to t,
Conceiving, operating and sticking then
throe. But the greatest of these Is Sticking!
THOU NAMELESS COLUMN
Our own private war In Montana Is ai0 t
Butte. Boston Transcript
A Kind of Stick-to-it-ivcncBS
Two business men, eo It Is told, were lunch
ing together when nn old graybeard stumped
by. "That's Brown. He works for me," said
the first business man.
"IIo's an honest-looking chap. Has ho got
staying powers?" asked the second buslnct.i
"He has thai," said the first. "He began at
tho bottom of the ladder In '76, and he's stayed
thoro ever since,"
Another Kind of the Same
What do you think of this as an example of
constancy? It Is cited by tho Alta Vista (Kan.)
"Jacob Elsenhut'was In town Monday wear
lug a work shht he bought 41 years ago when
ho lived In beautiful old Switzerland. It cost
A Spring Poem Without Flowers
Contrary to general opinion there are soveral
varieties of spring poems, some of which bloom
In the fall. Mr. W. P. Eaton deserves credit for
"It is spring today; I know the sight
The smell of asphalt fills the air,
Tho gas-pipe men aro mending lines,
And digging ditches In the square."
A Long Shot
In a text-book on arithmetic the Sacred
Heart Rovlow has discovered the following In
genious problem: "A cannon ball travels 511
feet In ono second. How far will It be from tha
muzrlo of the gun after the lapse of thlrty-Av
June Points of the Law
Harper's Magazine describes an excellent sit
uation suitable for very young ladies:
Tho lovely girl, having lingered a minute In
her room to make sure that her skirt fitted to
her entire satisfaction, descended to tho parlor
to find the family pet ensconced upon the kne
of the oung man caller, her curly head nestled
comfortably against his shoulder.
"Why, Mabel," the young lady
"aren't you ashamed of yourself?
"Sha'n't do It," retorted the child,
"I got her
War and the Dictionary
A cable dispatch from Paris read: "Ten
members attended the French Academy's reg
ular meeting this week and discussed the word
't-xodc' for the dictionary. 'Exode' mean exo
dus." Evidently the Trench are suffering from
lack of sufficient words to express their de-
I light over the retreat of tho Germans.
A Double Fumble
Who was riiat tough-looking chap I saw you
with today. lllcksV'
"Bo careful, Parker! That was my twin
"By Jove, old chap, forgive me! 1 ought to
have known." Boston Transcript.
This Is a True Story
. It happened In a small city about a weete
after tho time for paying dog licenses had ex;
1 plied. The dog catcher waa out on the trail
of unlicensed dogs. Tn a house on the outskirts
of that city lived two women who may be de
Milbid as middle-aged and unmarried. They
had a dog named Bingo.
One day one of these women went out to dn
a washing. When she returned home that night
1 she saw something on the front door that
1 f lightened her. She ran back down the street
I arid hysterically accosted the first person sh
, men. "Come quick! Come quick!" she cried1
1 to the astonished man, and he came, Ther
I was crape on the door. He knocked. No w
lested when the Patriots returned to the city, ' spouse. He knocked again. Then he noticed
but was permitted to continue his business un
challenged, lie continued to ptlnt his Evening
Post until the close of tho wa-.
Towne was a high liver, bin was a skllllu!
printer, and his work was excellently done.
Ill livening Post was printed three times .
vveok. on Tuesday, Thuisd.iy and Saturday, and
the price, oilsinally "two coppers." was ralsea
to "three coppers." sa nbout S cents and I' I wui, me"
lent rate. '
j a movement of a window curtain, and pres
' ently the door opened a bit.
"What's the matter'.' Oh, whafs the matter?"
liantleall.v demanded the woman behind him.
1 "Whn's dead'.'"
i Camo the calm icply fiom the doorwjj .
There ain't nobody dead. I hung up crap
to keep the dog catcher out. Blnso'a in hcr
cents at the present rate,
The 'Pennsylvania Evening Post was the fhst
paper to print thq Declaration of Independence.
This appeared on Its front page foi July 6, Kit?,
and In one of Its numbers in 1778 appeared the
first account of Washington's historic crossing
of the Delaware. Either of these pieces or news
would bo displayed In very largo type by a
modem newspaper. btt they weie vejy modest
v printed i.i the Evening Post.
Philadelphia secni9 to have the best tarn to
huv ,,s Miil-i'ebrd the Ihst evening tWiYspjiuer
In tbi iouuti, lit least.
, - ,J23Sm'
.. & cXililllllllllHao
II Q bad carried out to the bMt of our
abirty eveiy thing which ou had planned to
tarry out, you would now be one of the Ieadeis
Not wery one can lead. There must be lanl.s I
well as a captain. The question is: Why i
are you pot a captain? And that lakes us back '
10 His matter of carrying 'thing out to a '
line Oaj idel. Known and vuy wealth
t-vl trtlate upttatur waiS ,m, ull , ijJOjjuiB.jj.
c ! ,on.tv!i. tt.iu ao 4dmumg yvauig
. -ii.'!,. cud thus nc- 8-ve his jrleml Hi-.
. ' I'. 1 h - .1 11 . ens
Voung man. ' sard he. "eveobod gers ideas
Evsrybod! Some misguided folks really be
have there are a few men of admitted mantsl
operiorjjr wno comer 5vy last jdta o
, National Point of View
I "Even Argentina long ago learned to govern
her Internal Improvements without waste or
graft; and It I not for want of feasible plan
that we have not dona the same." New Yorfc
I Evening Post.
"The Ottoman Government must have strong
leasons to believe it can maintain its new pre
tensions Indefinitely, otherwise It would scarce!
havo iiiudo a move whose failiiie will hrinu
humiliation heaped upon humiliation " -Detroit
"Increasins the ta.es on liquors and beer
is welcomed in tin piees favoiabla to tin
traffic. The hquoi dejteis of tire countiy ar
. glad of an opportunity to pay a larger shai
j of the war taxes and thus make the govern
j ment more dependent on this interest." Chat
I tunooea New.
"The American President seems to be a sort
of universal umphe. As far as the lallroads ar
concerned we think lhat ,Ileie rob3bIy noe,
was a time who tl. people were more wllllus
10 ueat rutni mill Jud justlv
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