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PUBLIC LEDGER COMrANY
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i. 6m. TT Oehv ecrettTJ John C Hurtlrl, Trtaanrer i
hHes II- I.wJInrtcn, Philip S Colllfli, Joha If, Wn-
W Cirhna a. JC Ccsris, Chairman.
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' ' PmUPEtTIHA. MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1914.
' Be ture of one thing: If ioit waste your tlmo
f ' vou will never have dollars to
PUBLIC W0BK8 arc In general enjoyed
and paid for by posterity. Tho 'benefits
resulting from them ore enormously multi
plied If the construction work gives employ
ment to thousands of men who would other
wise bo In idleness and want. These men
aro the fathers of the posterity we talk
about, and tho proper feeding and care of
tomorrow's manhood Is as vital to tho well-being-
of tho community as the vigor of Its
, Bed tape Is tied in a Gordlan knot about
hundreds of thousands of dollars now In tho
Municipal Treasury, on which Interest Is
paid and a smaller Interest received. Thero
arc technicalities which prevent tho expen
diture of the money, and improvements In
Javor of which the olectorate has declared
aro postponed and hold up.
These funds cannot Indefinitely hang Hko
a mlllstono about tho neclc of tho city, Thero
must bo soma way In which they can b
mado available. There have been lavyera
who could untangle worso situations than
ihls. Ultimately a way out will bo found;
why not find It now? If a few thousands
tnust bo added to this fund to mako It
available, and a foW thousands to that, why
dot add them? Were half tho energy and
Initiative displayed by our politicians that
havp charnctorUed private charitable agen
cies, the problem of tho unemployed would
dissolve and melt away. But there seems to
be n dlsposttipn on the part of Councils to
do more than wait.
Talk? Vcs, there has been plenty of that,
as there always Is, but thero are not enough
men bf action on tho Finance Committee to
constitute a majority If far less than a
quorum wero present, Npr-ls there any rcor
tfon to bnllevo that the committee cares very
Jmjigh. Thero are politicians who play ytho
same as well as they Jsnqw how, under In
structions, but thtilr skill consists mainly In
checkmating the efficient programs of more
jenierprlslng and conscientious gentlemen.
Philadelphia cannot be held back long by
these obstructionists, pudgy as they are, but
the unemployed who have to rely on soup
houses because Councils refuses to use
either brains or energy are not In such
happy circumstances. Their problem Is Im
mediate and real, and It Is time for public
opinion to prod the lawmakers and prod
them hard- Councils has tried to clear It
self y doling out a miserable $60,000 In
charity! but It Is work, not "dope" of this
sort, that the unemployed want.
Scraplieaping Our Government
FOR two decades Congress and every Stato
legislature has been in a frenzy of law
making. We passed a greater number pf
epeclfla laws In the last decade than In the
nit century of pur national history. And
the majority of them are non-uaable; they
do not fit the circumstances; they become
Inoperative because Inapplicable.
Congress and the Legislatures must do
aomethlng to justify .their existence and
warrant the drawing of pay envelopes. So
th?y have taken to appointing commissions
In qrder to see what haa become of all tha
laws. There are commissions to. facilitate
thjusp of the executive, to connect the Leg
islature with, tho peopje for whom or against
whopi the legislation haa been framed, to
supplement the courts and exercise quoal
Questions re becoming insistent in
thoughtful minds: Bid the Constitution con
template a government by commissions?
Hay not the commissions ultimately usurp
h powers of the executive, the legislative
and the judicial provinces of government?
Tip not these commissions already raise the
presumption that our time-honored form of
.SBVemm.ent i a self-confessed failure?
' 'Where the commissions will lead no one
ina to know, but tha nun wh lma
jaUd our national hUtory and institutions,
, est tliqroushly and the most discriminat
ing advooates of democracy are YeT W
eay. It !e time to pause and give our orlg-1
jnai institutions a chance to prove whether
thejr ar adSAUfttft to meet the ooinpfcx eon
,ailfo.na or modern America.
Millions fpr a Delusion
rnilREB millions more Is asked from Con,
JLreaa to permit the Interstate Commerce
- j jSssnnlwlon to continue its monumental and
p. JpijjutMS work of valuing ther railroads of the
HVY- Wftat is going to be done with
u"" tM vSjlmJlsB whea it Is got nobody seems to
know. It wlU be out of date when the print
ers gt heW of it As a basis fpr fixing
xalss, it will be as werthlufe as anc-Id rag.
',s 'Hr tlw Census B)ireu gets through an
moinr the eeasus wtunw for i par.
JAettUr eJty, that cKy Is about to u4frta.ke
riJ. a enneus of it qwb t sfcow how hopelessly
, fibseute the aovernment's is, Tee valim of
MTf? "WW rJtt4 sn fc got with fir ursujy
MP S wKWMuta w its books and t&s
. MrfeK rmarW- fM Hrp of tie aov
isnwiwt J W W at there b been
'rnrnm fr A ftopt voutd rather apt
Ate eteft 9M tout "J et ttpwd the
l&my V ooW tti mtUtoMm,
, An tistwDw JiU,OS tfitoman at P4unk
mmd Miami for Mros4t ynKM,tVn, Po4uojt
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a nmUm 'WJ wjwj ftr but-i ffaefi
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this asinine enterprise, the nation is against
It; that is, except for some theoretical gen
tlemen who have a mania for smelling and
sticking' their hoses into everything.
The Information sdught IS not worth the
Kidney, arid If It were worth the money, by
tho tlmo it were avallablo It would bo so
Inaccurate that even poetic license would
not permit a statlitlclan to use It.
United Wo Win
THE Chamber of Commerce of the iJnlted
States, which has In Its membership
many men who nro cmclcnt And not dis
honest, thinks that tho Government should
permit combinations in promotion of trade
abroad. Bo do sovornl million other Ameri
cans, who nro convinced that charity goes a
little too fttr when it causes us to put balls
and chains on our own legs In order to glvo
our competitors n chance.
There are hundreds -of Bmall manufactur
ing establishments which cannot afford to
maintain selling agencies abroad. Cut a
dozen of them united could afford to do so,
with every assurance of success, and tho
trade they could get would solvo tho prob
lem of unemployment. Thoro Is nothing par
ticularly vicious In such a combination, and
its efficiency would bo the only thing against
It Tot efficiency Is not a natural crime; It
has simply been mado a crlmo by legisla
tion. Why not be generous and glvo It a fair
trial? It may not be such a terrible thing as
wo Imagine. Indeed, there aro men who
havo won Immortality moialy by being effi
cient. Washington was ono of them and
Franklin was another.
Untie our merchants. Glvo them a chance.
Let them meet their competitors on oqual
terms. Put the flag In their hands and wish
them godspeed. Wo need them, and they
need tho nation back of them. Let them got
together and fight this bnttlo together and
open up tho markets together. Thero Is no
crime In them and no guile. They want a
chance, that Is all, and they aro entitled
We "talk about winning the markets of the
world. Wo can win them and wo must win
them. But we can't do It by tying our busi
ness men hand and foot, and wo can't do It
If wo aro afraid of prosperity. Havo dono
with legislation for purposes of calamity
only. Business Is convalescent. The period
of probation Is over. Throw away tho medi
cine and give it Invigorating food, some
thing it can sink Its teeth into and chow.
What Is a Crisis in Mexico?
Unless some central authority Is to be
recognized, tho most serious crisis In the
history of Mexico soon will bo reached.
Statement of Provisional President Gu
tierrez. ANY student of language, of economics,
Xiof Insurrections, of brigandage, of
sociology, or of almost any other subject
must wonder how any further superlatives
aro possible. If any "more serious crisis"
than tho long succession of crtsoB which
Mexico haa passed through can be brought
about It will certainly be something unique
In tho eventful history of tho world.
Poor Mexico has already run tho gamut of
war, Dlllage,.rotsgovernment, anarchy, blood
and fire, economic disaster and social dis
order. The country deserves a rest and a
long rest. ,
If Mexico can manage to get along with
out a crisis for a generation' It will be a
great nation; and If Villa or any ono else
can Set up a "central authority" strong
enough to guarantee order the United States
will lead in congratulations and felicitations.
Human Life First
PHILADELPHIA must not be satisfied
with anything I Ms than a perfectly mod
ern and adequate flre-flghtlng equipment. On
tho dollar-and-cents basis a strong argu
ment can be framed to Justify all tho ex
penditure that may'be necessary to make our
Fire Department the mast complete and
serviceable in the country. Just In propor
tion as fire risks decrease does the rate of
insurance fall and the value of property
But that Is only one consideration, and
by no means the largest. Every foot of de
fective hose and every antiquated engine en
dangers human life. And it is the human
equation, that must always be the determin
ing factor in public administration. Politics
that puts' human Ufa In Jeopardy Is rotten
politics, whether It masquerades under tha
guise of publlo economy or not. Money saved
at the expense of human life la blood money,
whatever other name may be given to It.
Before and above every consideration the
health and safety and happiness of the citi
zens must be placed. Any pther policy is
a form of official murder or community
The only" food plentiful In Europe Is that
A H-lnch gun speaks all languages; that
Is, nobody misunderstands Its meaning.
A flrst-alasa country with a second-class
nary is like a bank without a safe.
It" costs a lot of money for a murderer
to be turned loose on the couptry these days.
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Maybe the' reason they are valuing , tha
railroads Is to see what the commuters are
r i . N i.i 1 1 ii .
Mr. Bryan hunted for rabbits In Virginia
against-.the law and did not get any. Doubt
leas he had salt in the- gun.,,
It Is easy for the parliaments to vote war
budgets of millions, but It is hard to get the
WsJhlpston and Grant bptlj were con
vinced that tho doqntry should be prepared
at all tm to defend Itself, bin there were
no Ch&Ktauquas In thetjr time.
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Only a few years ago Japan weqt Into debt
because sk.ws an meety of Russia, Now
she PfoposM going stilt further became she
is an ajly.
Philadelphia. for Orttfinas almost
reufe to bHfW h,Bew wjawy yU, ad
it was 1ti afPftt. l$3.teQWtrMAt UM
He are tt -xttY-rt thta ??
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WBjOU t k St If t$t IM-ag ms
thrvuefc (fern ft, jjsytiiernsit Mantay ot
oAeM fM Ms&uuAfk fca wSi hi nnmtntaJF
'ssejrsMsiiMt sjsl&s ajt ss$jSi sjfjpjrgl As
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CONGRESS TAKES JOY
IN SLAPPING HOI3SON
Limelight Has Mado an Eftlcient'NaTal
Officcf Into n Less Efficient Lcgisln
tor How Champ Clark Saved Hard-
wick, of Georgia.
By E. W. TOWNSEND
LET lis consider a little niehmond Pear
X son Hobsnn, Representative In Congress
from tho 6th District of Alabama.
The most Intcrcitlng fact ho mentions in
his biography printed In the Congressional
Hecord Is that he "is tenth in descent from
Elder Brewster, of tho Mayflower." Art to
Ills naval career, ho merely recites, "served
in the United States navy from 1885 to 1903,"
making no mention of tho Incident which
brought him nation-wldo, yes, world-wide-fame
sinking tho collier Merrimaa In tho
harbor entrance of Santiago. Perhaps It
w'ould'bo bad form for a retired naval officer
to himself set down in Congressional Record
typo n recital of an act of physical bravery;
perhaps ho Judged, and rightly, too, that tho
Merrimac Incident needed no renewed toll
ing to remain fresh in the minds of his coun
trymen, not forgetting his countrywomen.
Men, . rather generally, possess physical
courage do they not? Yot slnco over this
droll world began men havo been hcrolzod
for exhibiting that almost universal posses
sion under conspicuous circumstances. Any
600 men today storming trenches In Franco
or Flanders, In Gallcla or Poland, display
preclsoly tho courage displayed by tho 600 at
Balaklava, but no Tennyson will Immortal
ize them, no government will Btrlko special
medals for tholr survivors. Thero are so
many six hundreds today charging Into' tho
Jaws of death that there is nothing conspic
uous about that dlsagreeablo performance.
Nearly every boy will ouoto you certain
lines of Richard III and of Henry V; yet
innumerablo truculent swordsmen havo mot
their Macduffs, soldiers without number
havo exhorted tholr "doar friends" to follow
"onco more Into tho breach." But they had
no Shakcspcoro to wrlto stirring pieces about
All of which Is not written with purpose to
detract from tho glory of tho deed performed
by Mr. Hobson and tho sallormcn who
knows their names? who went with him
In tho Merrimac Rathor, ono wants to sug
gest that tho sudden flood of limelight di
rected at Captain Hobson spoiled an offlctont
naval officer and mado of Mr. Hobson a less
Looks Like Youthful Bryan
In appearance, Hobson very strongly ro
semblcs tho youthful William Jennings
Bryan, of tho Cross of Gold period, except
that Hobson Is qulto bald, and In those early
16-to-l days tho present Secretary of Stato
had an unront thatch. Which Is to say,
Hobson Is distinctly a handsome man; as
stalwart, upstanding, strong featured a
sallorman as Annapolis over produced.
But Hobson has an unfortunate, manner,
a "certain condescension," which Elder
Brewster may havo brought over with him
on the Mayflower and transmitted undimin
ished In quantity, unimpaired In quality, to
his 10th descendant.
This, it may bo, preserves him unaffected
by tho scorn of those of his follow members
of the .House who compare his notorious roc-,
ord for absenteeism with his prodigal display
of holler-than-thou-lsm. It surely accounts
for the noticeable acerbity of temper dis
played by members who, upon tho rare occa
sions of his presence In the House, point out
to Mr. Hobson his delinquencies In the matter
'of attendance. What appears most to Incense
his critics is tho fact that Hobson attends
sessions of Congress only after he has elabo
rately set the stage for a sensational en
tranco and then does a "turn" which ho
uses to boom his lecture engagements.
For It Is a fact that, besides being a notorl
our absentee, Hobson Is a flagrant offender
In the matter of abuse of tho franking priv
ilege. It has been told, but I do not recall now,
how many hundreds of thousands of copies
of his prohibition speeches made In Congress
he has franked to tyioom his prohibition lec
tures; how many of his speeches on the
floor attacking his opponent for the Ala
bama senatorshlp, Oscar W. Underwood, ho
franked to boom his own campaign for the
senatorshlp. Underwood beat him handily
Without making any campaign simply be
cause the votors resented Hobson's insinua
tion that Underwood represented, In his can
didacy, "the liquor Interests,"
One might ask why Speaker Clark allowed
stage settings In the first place, contrary to
the rules of the House. Well, Champ Clark
Is the kindest hearted man Imaginable, and
In addition is so eager to be fair that he
leans a trifle backward in construing rules
for the benefit of his political opponents. In
deciding a point of order where a proponent
of the point Is of one political faith and an
opponent of another, If the Speaker Is In
doubt he generally gives the benefit of It to
the Republicans. Certainly he gives them a
little more than an even break.
Tha Speaker in the days of his floor lead
ership of the minority was notably a good,
hard-hitting debater, frequently landing
stinging wallops, owing not only to his Intl.
mate knowledge of the question involved In
the debate and his parliamentary training,
but also his quickness of wit. But often the
language conveying thpse wallops would not
appear In the Record; Clark edited them out
to saye an opponent's feelings.
In the notable debate over the Panama
Canal tolls Clark left the Speaker's place and
went to the floor to advocate free tolls. In
opposition to the President, by the way,
Tliomas William Hardwlck, of Georgia, had
preceded Clark, opposing free tolls, and In
tho heat of his argument had slurred Clark
a bit roughly. Hardwlck, please bear in
mind, is physically one of the smallest men
In the House, Clark qne of the biggest. Soon
after Clark got started with his speeea e
referred to what Hardwtek had said pf him,
paused, then with a gesture of contempt,
added, mSboo fly. don't bolder mal"
Sejted On "Shoo Fir I"
Hardwlck was soon campaigning for the
Georgia, fjjejuitorship and hjs wtppuen
played tjp thai "rteo ayr whee In quip,
eartoon aad sanjf' so whsopJsy tfent
en4 to awat HardwUfc. f gfakw,
deeply repentant, rushed tf the rM9a. He
assured Georgia that he Jovi Hardwire
Uat hk mti bad bawl only Hy way of hex.
ob (fee ear to riad ttw ChtfUn to re
rswmfaT Ms , tint Xsjmivrtek waon
of tfc bralnlt ow fe Hprwr-r a h
U) ami pkwJt lect Mm. aad 0rfi dl.
If h4 net I timut Cferfc weitM to
wppswrs 'hB womM ue ardWt.
ft tm It ft oeje m wtriuM. as Um
wfteor to f a w ttes;ta4 l ymtfttw
wwlrtrweiw si-ofcay ut 4 It iwr
Wqsfa tut wum sit e.tfeisa ys mmO, t&
other day I was talking with a naval officer,
who remarked: "For tho cost of two battle
ships wo could build 60 submarines. With
60 submarines on tho Pacific coast Japan
couldn't land an Invading army big enough
to plok tho prune crop In tho Santa Clara
"Then why haven't wo been building more
submarines?" I asked.
"Becauso a submarine Is not a captain's
nor an admiral's command, and you can't
give a party on a submarine."
Did you overt
GUARDING THE CITY'S CROWDS
Some of the Tasks and Responsibilities in tho
Day's Work of a Traffic Patrolman
By LIEUTENANT WILLIAM D. MILLS
Or tha rhUxIdjihla Trifflc Squid
THE first real attempt to relievo traffic
congestion In Philadelphia was made In
1004, when a detail of two squads of ten
mounted patrolmen each was assigned to duty
on Chestnut street during the Christmas holi
days. Tho action was repeated In 1005 and
met with such success that tho men wero
permanently assigned to this duty. The
rapid Increase In vehicular and pedestrian
traffic has necessitated tho continual addi
tion, to tho force until thq Bureau, of Pollca
now has on traffic duty one lieutenant, 18
sergeants and 365 patrolmen, of whom 205
are reserves, 108 mounted and 62 on motor
cycles. Tho district covered embraces Arch,
Market, Chestnut, Walnut and Intersecting
streets from the Delaware to the Schuylkill
River; Broad street from Locust street to
Qlenwood avenue; and tho commission
markets at Front and Callowhlll streets,
Dock street and 32d and Market Btreets.
These men perform eight hours' continuous
work, In somo sections reporting for street
duty as oarly as 3 o'clock In the morning.
Tho late squad goes off duty at midnight.
The traffic men are picked from the police
force at largo for special ability and fitness.
Both patrolmon and tho mounted contingent
are given a course pf training before assign
ment to the congested districts.
Temperament and Traffic.
The policeman's temperament and his con
duct under various trying conditions aro
carefully watched, and he is placed where
his qualifications seem to be thoso required.
The patrolman who efficiently directs In the
quiet morning hours the slow moving, heavy
laden produce teams, manned by drowsy
drivers who have slept on the way from the
farmB, might be dazed and useless In the
swirl and noise of noontime at Broad and
Chestnut streets, and the mon who tactfully
controls the afternoon shopping crowd on
Chestnut street might fall In bringing order
out of confusion In the heavy traffic along
the river front.
The general public does not realize the
amount of information regarding city loca
tions which the traffic patrolman on duty In
the centre of the city Is called upon to Im
part dally in answer to hundreds of ques
tions. He must be ready to reply offhand,
giving exact locations of large, qfflce build
ings, stores, hotels, places of htstorlp inter
est, hospitaler what street car to take to any
part of the pity, and so on, down the list
He must listen to one Inquirer while answer,
lng another, keeping watch at the same time
for aged persons, children, cripples and the
blind who desire to cross the street, observ
ing whether the motorist htn the proper
tags on his vehicle; seeing that the itinerant
faker does not open up a stand along the
curb while his back is turned, and all the
while- closing and releasing the traffic cur
rent as conditions warrant. He must be
constantly on the alert to prevent accidents,
and when they do occur to render prompt
assistance, sending In a call for an ambu
lance or a polleo patrol wagon, whichever
the case calls for, and taking the names of
witnesses; and finally he has to clear away
the crowd of curious pedestrians who gather
very qulekly at tfc sllgHit disturbance.
Peril of BJoeked Street
he vital necessity of .keeping the trams
stream movlB wJU ba realized when
one consider statistics which have been
gathered. By aguaj cota during tha wk
boars from to 5W p. gj,, jt was found that
an average qf Xtt vehjejes pr lour pass
the traffic patreigKB on the east sW 9 city
Hall, aad go ltbr north 00 Broad KtrW, or
oast e Market street. This dM got '"ftilr
tlw US stroet can per hour whleii pas 4
00 Mwk atrej at Um ti of day.
Seveaty-Ava vehlstos o apajt is avaamnt
-wtU eoaciMt th wmm g Mm
trout Juulpr awl. Masfcai Mmiu to Broac
ao4 eWoth Wm Sqwaw. Nflc 94 the
par of the pauotaMB Uiieo4 at t point
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WHY "BILLY" SUNDAY
IS COMING HERE
How the Welfare of Philadelphia Will
Be Promoted by tho Results of His
Work Evidcncca of Christian Unity,
By EDWARD II. BONSALL
Treuurer. Sundr Campaign Committee.
MOST of tho peoplo In and near Philadel
phia aro talking mora or less about
"Billy" Sunday and his tomlng. Tho Editor
of tho Evening: Ledoeh has penetrated to
the core of the subject by asking, "Why Is
Mr. Sunday coming to Philadelphia?"
To glvo a categorical reply I would say
that this famous evangelist IS coming to our
city becauso many sincere wishers for tho
wolfaro of Philadelphia bcllovo that ho may
bo tha means of doing for our community
that which wo most need.
Mr. Sunday represents vltn,!. efficacious
Christianity. He doos not represent It after
my own particular order, to speak per
sonally; nor, I daro say, would any ecclfeslasr
tlcal group of Christiana In Philadelphia ac
cept this remarkable man as their typical '
exponent. That, however, Ms a'tnlrior mat
ter. Mr. Sunday preaches substantially tho
truth which all ovangeilcal Christians hold
as essential. His messages all ring truo to
tho Gospel which tho, ages' have tested.
This man's extraordinary preaching makes
men and women over In the new. Many
Philadelphia ministers and laymen per
sonally Investigated tho ovldence uppn this
point before thqy Issued the Invitation tc
Mr. Sunday to come here. They were abso
lutely convinced of the genulnoneSs, per
manence nnd magnitude of his' work. All
criticisms seem trivial alongside of the
abundance of clear evidence that he' Is being
marvelously employed by God for tho most
high and holy ends.
Deepen Need of tho City
We Phltadelphlans know that ours Is
notably a city of churches'. Nor do wo
minimize the worth and work of our
churches and their members when we freely
confess that the deepest need of our city la
for a revival of the religion which trans
forms human lives Into holiness.
Tho senSa of this need for a spiritual vlsl
tatlo.n, and the deep yearning for It on the
part pf oup clergy and laity, is doubtless
largely responsible for the surprising una
nimity and cordiality of the action of the
Churches In Inviting this unconventional
preacher tq our conservative old city. Al
ready the Sunday campaign has demon
strated the great oneness of our local Chris
tian forces by the way in which Christians
of all names and polity and creeds have
worked together for the forthcoming meet
ings. A noteworthy evidence of this practical
Christian ujilty, and. awakened spiritual
eagerness, which Mr. Sunday's coming has
made plain to all Philadelphia, may be found
In the prayer meetings which are being held
on two nights a week in the private homes
of the city and In several suburbs. The
gentlemen who have the oversight of them
say that these gatherings now number
approximately 7000 a night, with an attend-,
apce of about 100,000 persons. That Is to eay,
during this present week there were held
perhaps U.OOO special prayer meetings, with
200,000 persons present. A moment's thought
of what this Indicates makes clear the pres
ent spiritual potency in gur local church
life of the mission of Mr. Sunday to hold.
Pur reason for Inviting Mr. Sunday to hold
a mission in Philadelphia ,js found In th
conviction that religion is. now, aa n ever
has been, the toek-bettem concern of life.
On it the whole h,ws of our elviljzatlen
must b bunt America e(mia not log sub
sist apart from tfce Chjls,tlan eonYlatloB and
sljveere plstj; of, ap UBpatint! boat of W
eJJUens. This truth Was established ln uHe
very foundation of our own city "and Com.
Truly Praieal" Coaeenu x
We eoai4r osrsajvas mMt "nraotlaaP
wee wo s to turn, our paouM thoughts
w m, mviwo ussieorBa 01 religion. Te
sfeortMt, lwa( tfigta to olvte virtue cu!
Urivata aty au McitMy and Mm
a K T was ttw rettgima wW fa
Wltfr-M w aoaftdattlr MttetpM-4i rto
Mb m $m,t BttrpoMa of rattotan. mu4 iw
jfrvet raswMu, ioa & t uf ,r yoWfjj lU
l out av a, tor a B mw.mnMm
Tvr U toa i wit t mm MhM
mm-, m lo mpajc 9mt wpmuai wt-
useful social agencies than penitentiaries,
Mr. Sunday's meSsago has proved Its POTfW.1
to reclaim wanderers and to Impel them1?E
nobility of character and conduct. ConsliJ.fr.
how many of us, ovon outwardly respect
able, need this dlvlno potency ln our lives. Jl
Many homes that aro now discordant ct.
divided and unhaiyiy will bo united and madTi
happy by tho dospol which Mr Sunflajij!
preaches, if his past experiences arc atsAJJ
roneatcd here. Even tho cynic tvIH enW
that It Is np small social service to (urn t,hT
mtnds of men and women from tho dlvorcP
court to tho family altar. -.-.
This modern and unclasalflablo messen
of tho Most High leads persons qf, lax ci
duct to pay their debts, to right ojd wroo
to forgive enemies, to bo kind to the,ir fellowg
men, to do Justly by their employes to
employers' and to forsake gambllpg, drliwS
ing ana immorality. 11 was saia. oy a oisapp
Of tho Episcopal Chtircb. (n a dloceso In tW
Middle West, who had followed Mr. Suidffl
ln making h's visitations "Ho was like
Breath or rresh air in tho communities, wnei
ho had worked." We believe It wlH be.!'
hero. The hnnn nnd nmpotntlnn of a hoS
. ,. . rT iai
a ttatnH la fkn, Tltilln JaIhIiIa wtllll T.& ' .1
vj. vii,.akiufia m W4UI a i.ttuuuitii. fT,f, uBr21
sweeter, cieancr, nappier anl ii) every wa;
better city to ljvo ln because- of the Gpo
iNSws-whloh'Mr; Sunday will preoch.
I Would bo untrue to my own deepest; con
vlction If I did not gather all I havfc been
trying to say fhtp the declaration tha.t Itls
because hn nrpsnntfl .Tasur dhrlnt nur Rnvlour.
who Is "The power of God unto SalvatWn,H"
that we havp Invited Mr. Sunday opd pre;
pared for his coming. In these graVe tlm',
whicii have befallen the world,, people, art?
readier than usual to hearken to the eternal
truth which shines clearest; ji our darkeai
Fashions and Faqts
From tho Toronto. Cllobe. ' i ;
When it was the fashion for HnBlUfhmep to J
wear tho hair long and tied In a rlbbpn. leading1
mnrallfltH nnd nMlnRnntiAra vrAtBtAd nsralnstr
the Imitation of that style by women. Jt Is I
suggested that the women wop and the- PW
had to cut tholr hair. Perhaps there. Is a h's
torlcal revelatloh and a Drophsoy In the fKt
that ln China's aristocratic circles women weari;
trourers and men wear gowns. ' ' (1
Explaining Gravitation's Law 4l
om th Bclantlfla American.
Tf vou ask a nclentlftc man why a stone ftlU;
to the ground he will tell you that he tloesnt
Iftinnr Mnr Innir ncrrt, Yt waiiM ItaVA mnlicd
that It fell to the ground because the earifrK
and stone attract one another. This la veryjl
much tne same as saying tnnt an unupporii
Bione iais 10 me srounu Decause, aa nps pic
ascertained by frequent experiments, an unsuj
ported stone falls to the ground.
The Span ih War Lessons
From the lCniai,Clty Star.
The history of the Cuban war la amp' el
dance of twq tendencies of the American pefr
pie. The first Is popular Insistence on a policy,
even If It la certain to result In war Tti
second it the disposition to make no prepar'
tlons, and to trust to luck tq muddU thrqugn
The country muddled through without disas
ter because It was flghtlns; a fifth-rate Power.
But consider what Its military unprprdn
would havo meant should It have beepme inr
volved in a war with a great military power In
defense of the Monroe Doctrine or Pf Asliltjo
TO A PHGTOGIUPUEU
I haye known Joy and woe and toll and, fight;
I have lived largely, X have dreamed and pj"
And Time, the Bculptor, with a roaster hand,
ITtinn mv tmn Viob wiwiiitrlit fnt. atl matnm sfsfht
The lines and seams of W(e. of growth sn
Of struggle and of service and command;
And how you show me Tn thj w,n. Wany
And plaeid-unlineu, untroohlei. white
This Is not J thia fatuow face you show
Retouched and prettified and smoothed t
Put back the wrinkles and tha lines I ootr, I
I have spent Wood and brain aehtevlng thl I
Out of the pain, tho sorrow and tha "wraafc r
They are my eears qf battle PUT Wf
Btrtoa HraUy, In Haraw's Wfif'
TIE SOUL QF HOUQ1W DEW?LE -;
TiMslr arms snail eoaqueiwta victory Jf4 t "
8y a vole like a trtHnpet's pea);
Per a, great Ohoat arhw at thflr hf
The Soul of RopffH de XteU,
He gaye tU the Sanr it sost
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Kt f w tin, at tw-ot for the Ht-
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