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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, ft-EDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1914.
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rillLADFLrillA, EDNKSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1914.
Prove Them Liars, Mr. Penrose
TWO responsible citizens chnrge through
tho columns of n financially responsible
newspaper that Holes Penrose, candidate for
the I'nlted States Senate, confessed to them
that he personally contributed a third of tho
$198,000 corruption fund used to debauch the
Doles Penrose's answer to this accusation
Is that the newspaper In question Is a yellow
Journal and that Its editor Is In despair on
nccount of the "loss In clrcnlatlon which ha
Js sustaining by reason of another newspa
per trying to set Into the muck-raking busi
ness which he heretofore has pre-empted."
Boles Penrose also declare that the charge
"Is a malicious, deliberate tissue of lies," and
this he follows with a "tu quoque" argu
ment. It 1s detrimental to the Interests of the
State that untruths should be circulated. "A
malicious tissue of lies." If given wide circu
lation, may readily be more destructive of
the social order than the debauchery of an
elected official. In this case. It may even
eauso the defeat of a candidate; and It would
be the crowning shame of Pennsylvania to
defeat any man on account of a libel and
falsehood. Better Penrose victorious than
Tenroso defeated hy a Ho.
No, no, Mr. Penrose! If this charge Is
false, you must prove It. Give tho people
who believe in you. as well as thoso who do
not, tho satisfaction of knowing that you
personally, at least, have not had your own
hands In a slush fund. Drive these men
"whom you call "liars" Into the open. Do not
let them escape. Theirs Is a grenter sin than
nny with which you are charged, If they
have not told the truth.
But If they have not lied; if what common
report believed was true three years ago Is
true; If you, the senior Senator, did do these
things but you hesitate. Why?
Still Going to School
THE announcement of a program of 30 lec
tures arranged for this season by the Uni
versity Extension Society Interests a large
part of the public. Such courses afford an
educational opportunity which deserves ap
preciation: and their influence Is not confined
to any one class of people. They contribute
largely to the culture and scholarship of the
community as a whole; and as for the bene
fits received by the Individual, It is altogether
to his advantage that after education has
ceased to be his vocation It should become
Auguries of Woman Suffrage
IF THE replies of candidates for the State
Senate and Assembly are any criterion of
the composite mind of the nest Legislature. It
Is reasonably certain that a suffrage amend
ment to the Constitution will be submitted to
the people of the Commonwealth. And If so
submitted it will be morally certain to pass.
There may be a feeling of conservative
prejudice against extending the franchise to
women, but no argument, based either upon
the functions of government or the qualifica
tions of women, has yet been framed that
can stand the test of impartial logic. There
cannot be a "government of the people, for
tho people and by the people," with a hah!
f the people omitted.
Brumbaugh and the Highways
WITH the taxpayers of the State stirred
to Indignation over th affairs of the
Highway Department, Brumbaugh's declara
tion on roads Is construed to mean that Blge
low will be ousted.
"I am not satisfied," said the Doctor, "with
your present road proposition, and I Intend
to see that when It Is reorganized it shall be
officered and conducted by mt-n not only
known to me to be conscientious and effl
dent, but also known to you to be that kind
Considering his close connection with the
Penrose forces of Pittsburgh, there can be no
doubt that Bigelow's appointment by Gov
ernor Tener was a Penrose appointment. The
administration of tho State Highway De
partment Is the Inevitable fruit of Penrose
Jsm. Doctor Brumbaugh will alter that. Having
no alliance whatever with Penrose, refusing
to accept the State Republican campaign
fund for his expenses and dally asserting
with Increasing emphasis that he la un
boued and unbossable, there Is not the
shadow of a doubt that Brumbaugh will
make a clean sweep of the Highway Depart
ment. Of all the public offices it ought cer
tainly to be put upon a Arm business basis.
Way for th Army-Navy Game
UNCLE SAM has stepped Into the Array
Navy game squabble. 'Whether he has a
birch behind his back isn't settled, But the
effect Is Just as sure. The children are going
to "make up" and finish their game. Uncle
Sam says so.
West Point and Annapolis have not cut
pretty figures. It hasn't helped matters that
Secretary Daniels was compelled to step In.
But that doesn't alter the fact yiat Philadel
phia will be glad to see the game here this
fall. In the language of the children them
selves, let bygones be bygones. The game's
Liry-White Laid Out at Last
WHY has white, glaring, alabastlne white,
had bo long and prosperous a career?
Nobody ever liked It Very fev people cat
rtalhr afford It. Yet still it goon.
average person Just hasn't any confidence In
the cleanliness of the other colors.
But tho end Is near. For a year or moro
the baby specialists have been banishing that
starey, eye-stralnlng pallor from tho nurser
ies and the Mother-Hubbnrds of the young.
Tints of green and blue and tan have been
prayed for In order to ease up on baby's eyes.
And now tho doctors have pushed the war
on this while plnguo another step by chasing
It out of the operating rooms of a large St.
Louis hospital. Some doctor, who thought
lessly contracted nppendlcltls, probably ob
served the terrorizing effect of dead white
walls and ghostlike aprons on tho susceptible
patient. Anyway tho color that Is no color
must go. People must wash up whether tho
dirt shows or not. Another victory for tho
Quandary of Decent IlcpuMicnns
THREE Ilepubllcati men of affairs were
dining together last night In a fashion
able Philadelphia hotel. One was n manufac
turer and bank president, another was a
manufacturer and bank director and the
third was a corporation lawyer and bank di
rector. They wero typically prosperous men,
who had made their own fortunes by their
All throe agreed that It wos ImpoRslblo to
vote for Penrose, because they concurred In
tho Judgment that he Is the Mephistophtes
of tho Republican party. They differed
sharply on Plnehot nnd Palmer. In conclu
sion, they decided that they would not voto
at all on November 3 because of their quan
dary. The Evt.mno IjP.pof.r has reason to believe
that this Is exactly the position In which
thousands of self-respecting Ueptihllcans find
themselves. Put there is nn evasion that Is
almost cowardice In refusing to vote. If
Penrose has been the curse of the Republican
party, It Is the first duty of every Republican
to eliminate him. To do otherwise Is to let
the party go to tho dogs by default. A can
cer Is never cured by ignoring it The Re
publican party will never got better if tho
decent men In tho party grant it Immunity
and give it every encouragement to get
Republicanism needs the surgeon's knife.
Tho only way to save the party Is to cut
away the diseased part. The Immediate re
sult may be seeming loss; the ultimate Issue
will be triumphant victory- Republicans
should flght the battle of 1014 in full view
of the election of 1916.
Wrong Kind of Publicity
THE action of Miss Thomas, president of
Bryn Mawr, In telling the students that
they must not talk for publication on matters
pertaining to college rules and policies Is to
be commended. Thee are subjects which In
nil ordinary cases are not the roncern of
outsiders Tnuthful criticism nnd tnlkatlve
freedom concerning questions of discipline
can easily bo carried too far, to the Injury
both of the students themselves and of the
college. The University of Chicago, after
embarrassing experiences with irresponsible
publicity, promoted its internnl harmony and
protected its good name from lmmaturo
criticasters by adopting the course which
President Thomas has now taken at Bryn
Geography and Marital Ethics
AMERICA is the only country of the world
.In which a citizen must take his latitude
and longitude to discover whether he Is mar
ried or single. Owing to the diversified and
divergent marriage and divorce laws of the
several States, the keeping of the Seventh
Commandment Is a matter of geography.
Ex-President Taft is undoubtedly right in
pleading for a uniformity of statutes both
for marriage and divorce. If it Is inadvisable
to amend the Federal Constitution, or for
Congress to extend Federal Jurisdiction to
the extent desired, the States can easily meet
the situation by nn Interchange of views
through commissioners duly appointed, to bo
followed by Identical laws passed by their
Financial Operations Soon to Resume
IT IS Inconceivable that the rjgjipean war
should be allowed to Interfere with finan
cial exchange Indefinitely. The war Is likely
to be prolonged for many months, and may
even stretch o'er a period of years. Sir
George Palsh, until recently editor of the
"Statist" and now financial adviser to the
British Government, has been conferring
with the Administration In Washington on
the advisability of rf opening the ICngllsh and
American stock exchanges simultaneously. If
this can be done and so safeguarded that
thete wilt be no dumping of foreign-held
securities, It will be a great relief to multi
tudes of people In America who find it nec
essary to negotiate their securities for press
ing domestic or business needs.
"The Rivalries of Peace"
THEBES, the city of Pindar, has been
marked for destruction many times in
Its long history, nnd now a part of that
country town, once the leader of Boeotla, has
been ruined by an earthquake.
After the liberties of Greece had heen
crushed by the battle of Chneronea, Thebes
Joined in the rebellion against the power
of Macedon. and In 335 B. C the city was
taken by Alexander, who leveled It to th
ground, sparing only the house of Pindar.
Twenty years later Thebes was rebuilt.
The ancient city Is closely associated with
the series of epics suggested by the names
Oedipus, Antigone, Creon, Amphlon. Dlree.
The epic poet sings of wars: Pindar cele
brates "the rivalries of peace." From him
we receive that phrase.
In the Army-Navy game, the Army Is now
14,876,822 words In advance.
Knifing the State Democrats, Al Jennings
declares himself a candidate for the title of
"The Villa of Oklahoma,"
Fearing to be accused of reticence In the
light of recent railroad developments, Mr.
Mellen takes the stand again.
At the Fderl District Court Uncle Sam
presents the Steel Trust in Mr. W. Wilson's
famous unscrambling act, a series of dis
Beports of the burning of a German Zep
pelin say that it "went up in smoke." Rather
unusual heretofore It has been more com
mon for them to come down in smoke.
About 6 o'clock these afternoons watch
the vacant lot for a bonfire and the kitchen
for half a dozen missing potatoes. It's the
weather that does it.
"Work, not charity. Is to be the aim of
Councils." Unfortunately the quotation
doesn't stop there letter advices report
that the aim applies only to the unemployed,
dual officeholders barred.
' THE HANDS OF ESAU
The Pcoplo's Fight for Rapid Transit, Hardly Begun, Must Not be Sidetracked.
Wngc-carners' Need of Facilities Measured in Time and Dollars Transportation
n Fascinating Story of Changes in Motive Power.
"The voico is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
"JVifosopners have explained space. Thep have not explained time. It Is the
inexplicable raw material of everything. Out of It you have to pln health, pleas
urc, monev, content, respect and the evolution of your Immortal soul." Arnold
tictlcr government in Philadelphia is being slowly strangled. The Blankenburg Admin
istratlon of a few city offices expresses batter government just as completely as an anti
Tammany Administration docs in Xcw York. The cold flngefs of "The Organization," Phila
delphia's Tammany, twisting dexterously through a pliable majority in Councils and officials
under control, are pressing hard on its windpipe. Unless pried off by the people themselves
strangulation of better government mutt ensue. In the modest palaces beh'lnd the
myriad two-story red brick fronts of working Philadelphia dwell the real beneficiaries of
better government. Their support alone means better government. The worst that can be
said of people' who toil is that they are sometimes too tired to study a public subject
SOMETIMES, XOT ALWAYS.
NO. VHI-RAPID TRANSIT
INTIMATE association with the gTeat cities
of tho world Is said to Invest them with
tho Identical characteristics of Individuals.
Why not discover In cities the maladies of
Individuals ns well? Arnold Bennott has
taken this liberty with foreign capitals. New
York diagnosed is surely suffering from ele
phantiasis. As for Philadelphia, wo all con
cede she hns a poor circulation, and some
dare nfllrm n rush of blue blood to tho head.
Now, recognizing the presence of a. poor
circulation Is going qulto far enough, No
need to single out RlttonhoilBe Square, for,
after nil, Its ascribed symptoms aro common
to Boston nnd Baltimore, nnd nre not alarm
ing. Besides, the rest of us must look to
the quality folk nnd the people on their call
ing lists to finance the only cure for the
city's Impaired and run down circulation
Philadelphia's new rapid transit development
with universal free trnnsfors.
Thero nre fow cities In tho care of a Mayor
who can remember transit conditions before
there wer horse cars. But Philadelphia has
a ohlef executive who can, and who also can
look Into the future and seo high-speed ele
vated lines running to Darby and Frankford,
a subway under Broad street, end to end,
and a tube to Camden. That Is why Mayor
Blankenburg put brains In chargo of the De
partment of City Transit Director A. Mer
ritt Tnylor nnd unless the "Hands of Esau"
Interfere, the nrteries of travel, as well as
Philadelphia Itself, will be purged forever
of the ndjectlvo "slow."
"Impossible for any Influence to Interfere
now," you sny disdainfully. "Did not tho
entire business community speak out vigor
ously for the new lines In a recent meeting?"
Friend citizen, you have only begun to fight
for rnpld transit. What do "the hands" cans
nbout the wishes of either tho business or
working people? If they arc well filled they
slip contentedly Into capacious side pockets,
hut If they arc not fthls time it looks like
they nre going to be empty), then watch out,
for they are sure to try to pluck tho heart
out of the whole transit program.
How? Well, they hnve threo chances, as
1. In Councils, which august body must
provide the funds necessary to build the new
lines, approve the routes, award tho con
tracts and ratify the ngrccment reached by
Director Taylor with the Philadelphia Rapid
2. Before the Public Service Commission,
which State board must pass upon the public
necessity of the new transit facilities and
contracts with existing companies; also ap
prove of tho routes.
3. Among the stockholders of the Union
Traction Company, a majority of whom must
ratify the agreement reached by Mr. Taylor
with the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Com
pany before the lattpr corporation Is pledged
to universal transfers and operation of the
new lines. Should they fail to ngree promptly,
Director Taylor proposes that the city shall
proceed to establish the facilities and reach
an agreement as to their operation Inter.
New York did the same thing when the oper
ating companies balked, but they came
across In short order as soon as the city con
vinced them that It was in earnest by start
ing construction. They could not stand what
would have otherwise created rulivus com
petlon. Jim McNIchol and the Vares have direct
wires running Into nil three of these centres.
They control Councils. As for the stockhold
ers of the Union Traction Company and of
the P. R. T. well, it will rot do Just now to
tell what the finger-holds of "The Organiza
tion" are In this quarter. But they are
known, and the public may some day hear
pome Interesting explanations anent stock
ownership and early franchise gifts.
Debt increase Is Justifiable only when It
buys permanent properties and Improve
ments of benefit and need to the whole pub
lic. Rapid transit Is one of these. The
project launched In Councils to spend J12,
000,000 or more for land properties In Broad
street Immediately south of City Hall Is a
prime example of ways that can be concocted
to exhaust the financial resources of a olty
at a time when they should be conserved.
Innocent citizens are drawn Into the meshes
of deep Intrigue, never dreaming that they
nre being used hy "the hands" to defeat by
indirect methods a large project of great
It Is a famous trick, this using up the city's
credit In the path of some civic betterment
undeslred for the moment by the contractor
overlords. Tammany worked It threadbare In
New York, but did not defeat rapid transit
even with the added old wheeze of a "tax
payer's suit." For rapid transit Is one of
those Insistent, forceful, determined move
ments that carry the strongest fortifications.
An American city with enough quiet
strength to be profoundly Indifferent to for
eign fads has the energy to get rapid tran
sit when it wants It. Philadelphia's far-flung
population, under unnecessary physical han
dicaps, already senses an early freedom
from the present antiquated system of trans
portation. But the city has shown the spirit
of "brotherly love" by first offering a part
nership in the new order of things to the
operator of the existing lines. This is a fine
attitude and deserves reciprocation In the
seats of the financial mighty.
It Is useless for a citizen In the habit of
losing his temper to argue that the "traction
Interests" deserve no consideration, and that
it serves no end for the city to treat with
the trolley barons This argument will not
prevail against the accomplishment of uni
versal free transfers, which spells the abol
ishment of 640 exchange points, where an
extra three-cent fare ls now charged. Think
of it! A fast ride anywhere for a nickel. It
comes Into the public ear like the sound of
eweet music and Joyous laughter, of a fu
ture transit paradise.
Officials of New York were badly over
reached by their "traction interests." They
failed in their big future development to
1 provide this nice, free surface car ride from
I the station of the high-speed lines to the
L front door of the vIUmo. It i well intho
public interest to bargain. Even a captain
of Industry has been known to love his birth
placo with the same degree of Intensity as a
poor clerk. Further, he has the gold to se
cure comforts for his homo town which all
clerks can onjoy. Tainted money? Rub
bish! A dollar's consclenco Is tho way In
which It Is spent.
Of course thero Is the dark chance that tho
agreement reached by Director Taylor with
the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company to
equip and opernto the new clty-owupd lines
will be knocked out by woll-hldden foes In
the Union Traction Company. But even tho
folluro of the owners of tho surfneo lines
to accept tho ngreement nssonted to by the
operator company will not kill rapid transit.
For tho Blankenburg Administration nnd its
heirs will proceed to establish an Independent
high-speed system, and In tho offing thero Is
nn outside operator ready to step into the
breach. Tills Is the alternative plan there
wilt be tlmo enough to go Into Its details If
tho city's overtures of peace nro rejected
by the owners of the existing lines.
Transportation Is n. fascinating story of
ohange In motive power. Its oldest form is
that of animals, those most commonly em
ployed for draught purposes being horses
and mules In this country and Great
Britain, donkeys and camels in Egypt, oxen
In Italy, elephants In India, and dogs In Bel
glum. England by statute forbade the use
of dogs ns a cruelty to animals. Then camo
urban traction service, tho first car lines of
Philadelphia being put In operation in 1858.
Along tho road to the tlmo when transpor
tation for short distances found Itself In the
general use of electricity there were scat
tered such motive powers as steam, tireless
engines, compressed air, cable nnd gasoline.
We had some of the cnblo lines In Philadel
phia, 'but our big Jump was direct from ani
mal power to electricity. Horses were
abandoned In traction service because of
their limited speed and high cost.
Hero In the possession of low-speed electric
trolley lines is where our city haltod until,
under tho whip of general revolt, 15 miles of
rapid transit was built a few years ago In a
single direction westward out Market street.
Other great cities London, Chicago, Paris,
Now York, Berlin nnd Boston built and con
tracted for high-speed lines overhead nnd
underground In nil directions of travel. Only
Philadelphia was provided with a solitary
stretch of fast service "a lonesome pine."
Yot tho Market street subway has served a
good purpose. It created a public appetite
for transit time-saving. This Is naturally
distressing to the owners of 565 miles of sur
face lines over which 500,000,000 passengers
a year placidly ride In slow-going cars. But
setting back the clock of progress In Coun
cils or elfcewhero will not smother rapid
transit In Philadelphia nor cause Director
Taylor to cease work on tho new lines.
Every citizen Is concerned In tho passage of
the loan bill, for one Item Is $500,000 for Mr.
Taylor to use relocating nnd enlarging sew
ers In the business district, a preliminary
tnsk to the construction of tho delivery loop
a circular suhwny two miles around, for tho
distribution of all high speed passengers In
the business district, with Its rim resting
under Arch, Sth, Locust and Broad streets.
Philadelphia resembles Chicago In shape,
with Its main business district located at Its
eastern limits. Both cities cover a great
stretch of level ground with opportunity for
Indefinite expansion on three sides Our city,
however, differs from Chicago In that we
have more Individual communities built up
around manufacturing Industries as centres.
In the past these outlying communities have
been, for general transit purposes, supplied
by excellent steam railroad accommodations
from main terminals In the great business
But these Individual communities have
now grown Into one solid, compact masH of
dwellings. There are built-up districts all
the way from the City Hall to the City line.
The steam railroads only hit the old centres.
There are thickly populated areas off their
lines which are completely destitute of any
high-speed service. These are the regions
which Director Taylor's rapid transit lines
Wage-earners In a rapid transit city are
able to seek employment in districts remote
from their homes. The area of employment
Is always restricted to the worklngman's
ability to reach the Job. The price a man
can command for his services often depends
upon the speed with which he can get to the
place. If a worklngman Is compelled to
hunt for work only in the particular area
immediately accessible to his home, he soon
Joins the army of the unemployed. Indeed,
rapid transit means most to the poor man.
His time Is worth the most in any commun
ity, for its equivalent In wages has to go the
farthest to supply human needs.
The corrected time-saving of the new high
speed lines from the various districts to the
Evenwo Ledger office will be as follows:
Manayunk and Falls of Schuylkill 25
Twenty-ninth Btreet and Allegheny avenue 15
North Philadelphia Station.,., 13
Chestnut Hill , ,,,, 20
Germantown ,,..., ...........,. 20
Kensington ...,......,,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 15
Oak Lane ....,..,....,,.,,.,,,,.,,,,,., 20
Frankford .t...tt....t..,,,.,,, 25
League Island jj
Woodland avenue and Island road 16
Fox Chase o
In the 6 mile elevated extension in a
northeasterly direction from the present
Market street subway at Front and Arch
streets will be served the large industrial sec
tions of Kensington, Richmond, Frankford
and Brideaburg. In the SH-mlle elevated ex
tension in a southwesterly direction from
the present Market street line at 30th street
will be served the great two-story dwelling
districts In Darby and along Woodland ave
nue la West Philadelphia. In the lJH-mlle
subway under Broad itrut, from League
Island to Rising Bun avenue and Olney ave
nue, will be exchnnged 'the transit wants of
South Philadelphia and North Philadelphia.
In tho 4-mlle subway-elevated line extend
ing from the City Hall via the Parkway,
North 29th street and Henry street to Rox
borough, tho northwestern section will bo
served and Roxborough will bo relieved of
her Isolation and high cost of travet by re
duction In faro from 10c. to 6c. '
Nearly 1,000,000 -ople live In the localities
Immediately adjacent to tho new lines, which
nro estimated to cost nVout $45,000,000. It Is
said by Mr. Taylor that In the single year of
1921, when tho high-speed stemB and tho
main delivery loop should have been finished
and In operation, the saving In tlmo
alone to tho users, without Including tho
now wealth created from Increased land
values, will amount to nearly $40,000,000. This
saving Is within $5,000,000 of the city's pojt
In the whole Investment, and It Is bound to
Increase with population.
It Is only rnpld transit that can annually
work the miracle of duplicating Its cost In
the cash worth of new seconds, minutes and
hours. Surely wo have an Aladdin In town
Director Taylor, of the Department of City
Transit who gives us rnpld transit and a
universal five-cent fnre, and pays for It nil
In time, for "time Is money." Keep an eye
on Taylor nnd back him up. Ho Is of tho
kind who go through with an undertaking.
Cheer for him. It helps.
VIEWS OF READERS
ON TIMELY TOPICS
Contributions ThAt Reflect Public Opin
ion on Subjects Important to City,
State and Nation.
To the Kdlttef the Evening Ledger:
Sir The restriction on the Indorsement of
woman suffrage by the State Federation of
Pennsylvania Women at the Pittsburgh conven
tion Thursday is a defeat of suffrage plans nnd
another proof of tho growing opposition among
women to vote. The clubwomen, as an organi
zation, refused to Indorse suffrage after a de
bate on the floor of the convention, led by Mrs
Horace Brock, a pioneer In the woman's club
movement and the first president of the Penn
sylvania Federation. Mrs. Brock plesded the
neutrality by the clubs on all political and re
ligious questions. In accordance with the orig
inal Ideals and the constitution nnd by-laws of
the Federation Itself, although Mrs. Brock is an
anti-suffragist nnd president of the Pennsylva
nia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage.
The resolution as finally passed, the "antls"
claim, was framed by a committee appointed
some time ago to "study womnn suffrage" who
were ail suffragists, in spite of numerous pro
tests against their selection, Tho resolution only
Involved the Individual Indorsement of the dele
gates there present to morally support political
In some of the women's clubs the delegates
were Instructed to vote for suffrage In spite of
the majority of the members being opposed to
any stind whatever on the franchise question.
Our club Instructed two delegntcs to vote for
huffruge nnd one against it, although the ma
jority of tho club members hnd not been advised
of the meeting as one nt which tho suffrage
question would come up. This allowed 20 women
1M10 favored suffrage to sway a small quorum
by a majority of only 7 votes, and thus procure
the Indorsement of a club of 150 members by
tactics that prove political cleverness, but no
regard for the rights of all women, which the
ouffraplsts pretend to defend. I have personal
Knowledge and the testimony of club presidents
that slmllnr methods, which the suffragists call
"slipping through" woman suffrage, have been
used or irltri In many other clubs This process
ot gaining Indorsements hern nnd there by tllck
ery will only serve to show clubwomen nil the
more that the would-be women politicians nre a
menact. rather than a means to the general ad
vancement along moral and educational lines
that all women favor.
VIRGINIA S. GUILFORD.
Lansdowne, Pn., October 17.
WHO KILLED COCK RODIN?
To the Kditor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir Interest In the municipal election of 1911
has been revived by nn edltorlnl publication In
another papr, which lays clnlm to the credit
for the election of Mr. Blnnkenburg. Unfortu
nately for the status of that olalm, the facts, I
believe clearly Indicate that Mr. Blankenburg
wah not elected bv nny one, but that Mr. Karle
was. knifed. And the question (to go back to
Mother Goose), "Who killed Cock Robin?" Is
much easier to nnswer thnn the other one which
the paper In question has solved In Its own
favor. It was Vare! Thirteen wards which
were carried for A'are In the primaries, viz., the
Iff. 2d. 3d, Hth. 17th, 20th. 21st. 26th. 30th. 32d.
35th, 36th nnd 39th, gave Enrle majorities aggre
gating 6864, as against majorities for Tener
aggregating 16,900. On the other hnnd, ten
wards, viz., tho Ifth, 21st, 22d. 24th, 31st, 32d, 35th.
S7th, 3Sth and 41st, cast for Mr. Blankenburg
much lower majorities than those given hy
thom to Mr. Berry In 1905. A full analsg of the
election returns compared with the returns from
the 1905 election, makes It clear that the re
form vote in 1911 wns so markedly smaller thnn
In 1905' that it would only have been necessary
for the Vare strongholds, the 39th, the 36th, the
26th and the 20th Wards, to turn In normal Re
publican majorities to have elected Mr, Earle.
Philadelphia, October 19.
APPLAUDS EVENING LEDGER'S STAND
To h JMItor 0 the Evening Ledger:
Sir I thank you for yourarnest and unemo
Honil editorials on women'srlghts, duties, privi
leges or responsibilities, as these are compre
hended In the term "suffrage " In the editorial
of October 7 you do not make a plea for the
rlisht of suffrage, but are content to state the
conditions that confront this generation of men
and women. You plainly recognize that they
must both have the name Instrument to main
tain their position in similar social and economic
conditions. It I particularly gratifying to hear
JesB of women's privileges and more of their
most real position, I. e., as equal bearers with
men of all that oppresses or all that aids hu
manity. I thank you for thie frank expres
sions of your attitude.
MAUDE B HANSCHE.
Philadelphia, October 19.
To the Editor ot the Evening Ledger:
Sir As a devotee of the Evening LEnqEft, 1
feel It my duty to enter a protest at the sub
stltutlon of "Scrapple" for "In a Spirit of
Humor," or "Thou Nameless Column," as you
hHpplty termed It at one time a change which,
I notice In today's paper (October 19), but which
Is not, I trust, a permanent one. Scrapple Is
all right for those who have a good, strong con
stitution, but for most of us It proves to be a
little too heavy on the "tummy."
Narberth, Pa., October 19.
It is a rare treat to witness a scene wherein
a man retains poUe In the face of Midden
To one unschooled In human nature the
impresslona which such a scene gives are
quite often erroneous. For Instance, a busi
ness man may be deeply Immersed In the
work upon his desk when suddenly a mes
sage arrives announcing death or some seri
ous circumstance at his home.
If the man does not forthwith launch Into
convulsions of grief tho casual observer Is
quite, apt to put him down as un unhuman
soulless species of blood and stone.
But the exact opposite of this is quite
A strong man does not necessarily display
all the emotions which come to him anv mnro
than does a strong man display all the high
temper that is in him.
We frequently call people who are excit
able and high strung high tempered. The !
really high-tempered man Is very often a '
fellow who keeps the public exhibitions of i
his temperdown to a minimum.
THEtKAISER'S OWN MOTHER GOOSE
Humpty-Dumpty sat dh a wall,
Humpty-Dtimpty had a great Fall
All tho King's horses and all the King's men
Aro taking Humpty to Paris again,
August 1' to September 22, 1014.
3eorgle-(V)-Porgle, puddln' and pie,
Helped the French. I'll malco him cry.
When the guns begin td play,
Georgle-Porglo'll run away.
Little Jack Horner
Llttlo Jacques Hornatro sat In a corner
Eating a Belgian plo;
I cut off his thumb, which struck him quite
Oh, what a great bully am II
Pence Also Begins at Homo
"Is It true," asked tho society reporter
"that you and several other neighbors have
contributed to a fund to send Mr, Brown's
daughter abroad to finish her education?"
"Absolutely," replied tho gentleman nd
drcsscd; "ns president ot our local peace so
clety I headed tho list,"
"Paw, what's a political associate?"
"A person to blame when ono is caught,
A certain man wns foo to every fad;
Io held them to be vacuous and bad.
No man, he said, could do his best at work
Who had a fnd to mako him loaf and shirk.
He strove to prove to all that he was right.
And all his leisure tlmo went In tho fight.
Men simply laughed his muttcrings to scorn,
Until with strong man's anger ho was torn.
And so he mado of fads a lengthy list
To learn that there wero thousands ho haxj
For some men's fads are based on secret
And thoso of others mako their vassals gruff.
Undaunted, grim, he faced tho endless toll
Of listing them; he burned tho midnight oil.
Employee ran his firm, for business Irked,
And all Ills time on fighting fads he worked.
He did not know that all tho time he gave
Unto his hobby made of him Its slave.
"Paw, what's a bore?"
"A poor listener, my son."
It Never Stops
"Isn't It extravagant to have all these gas
lights burning?" Inquired his wife.
"No," said her husband hopelessly. "Wo
might as well have tho light; tho meter
"Did you Investigate this report of graft
ing by tho men of the force?" asked tho chief
' "Sure," said the captain, "I asked them and
they said there's nothing to It."
Tho Passionate Eugcnist to His Love
(Hnlf-crcdlt to Chris Marlowo)
Come live with me and be my love,
And we'll eugenic pleasures prove.
We'll bo examined, tested, tried,
And have our morals certified.
All purified of earthly sin,
Untouched by passion's pains or graces,
To higher marriage we will win.
And chnstely analyzed embraces.
No vulgar passions love nor hato;
We stand above them and beside.
For I shall bo jour mental mate
And you my scientific bride.
"Funny thing about political whitewash.'
"It's generally made up of black lies."
An International Puzzle
"That Englishman thinks us a very won
"He didn't have to come all the way from
London to find that out, did ho?"
Why They Fight
Th Herman theatres Tvlll continue to play
An Italian opera company ha barred TVaKner"!
C'.trman authors may be expelled from French
I.lterury Foclety. News Items.
An Italian rooky speaks In tho manner
of "Pcrslcos Odl ":
The art of tho Germ.ui I cannot nblde,
I hate that Wagnerian stuff;
The Tristan nnd Siegfried that issued from
Are more than enough!
I don't mind their guns and I'm fond of
The charge of their legions Is sturdy;
But It's me for the fray to keep Wagner
And cheers for Puccini and Verdi!
A French conscript takes It t.p:
Mais J'alme les Allemands, Jo les almeral
As soldiers they're perfectly splendid;
But Sudermunn's art is s.o frightfully poor
I can't seo their empire extended.
A more liberal-minded Uhlan answers:
Being brought up on Shakespeare, with sen
And kindly the Brltish's force I survey.
I know Byron by heart, for when I was a
I was taught by my mother, tho easiest
I really love their English art;
I find it deep and inspiring.
I have a truly English heart
Aber Gott! How I hate their firing.
"Pity about Smlthers; he failed again "
"I'd say his creditors ought to be pitied."
"Not this time; he failed to get away
A Growing Thing
"Mrs. Smith has telephoned six times about
that leak," offered the oilice boy.
"Give it a chance, son," said the plumber.
"In a couple ot days that'leaU'll be worth
twice as much."
THE IiAIIIlLlNG FOOL
One difference between Philadelphia and
the city of the New Jerusalem is this The
streets of one are paved with gold and the
streets of the other are so dirty that ou
can't tell what they are paved with.
The moral status of society Is better told
by the number of men tuklng baths at
Marienbad mid other resorts thap by the
number attending the weekly prayer meet
The purist who refutes to "eat meat" out
of respect for the other fellow's conscience
would be willing to die in lilt boots If the
conscience 'f the other fellow Interfered
with things moie vital than a beefsteak.
"Virtue is its own reward," but gome men
would go out of business If they depended
upon lrtue for a living. Vulgarity, variety
and viie pay bigger salaries than purity,
peace and pietj
The gimd are lonelj There is no club
made up of Pike's Peaks. The dewl uiwi)S
Hell knows no fury like a woman who Is
sassed' by an impudent street car con-