Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, May 03, 1915, Night Extra, Page 8, Image 8

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. Chrtrteslt. Ludlnirton, Vlr.Pnslnnt John U
Mftrttn. RNTMAr And TrHuiMf. Phllln H. !aU
5T -!"? jBh'' Williams, Directors,
, . f U. 1C CsAris, Chairman.
fOHM 0. MARTIN.. General Business Manager
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isteiud at tub riiiMDti.riiiA roinorricie a
Years bring wl.ulnm only to the wise.
Let's Keep Our Heads n While Longer
milESE aro months when tho United
i JL States should bo hunting for rea
sons for keeping out of war Instead of
for pretexts for mixing In with It.
Tho sinking of tho OulnlRht, presum
ably by a German torpedo, would af
ford an excellent pretext, If wo were
searching for such things. Tho ship
Is nn American vessel, built on tho
Delaware, bound from nn American
port with an American cargo, mannrd
by an American crew, commanded by
nn American captain. And It was at
tacked vhllo on a peaceful voyapo.
Tho captain and two of tho crow are
dead. ,
Tho pnrt of wisdom Is to learn all
the facts, first, and then to demnnd
reparation from whatever nation
caused tho damage. After reparation
is refused thero will ho tlmo for con
sidering the next step.
Who Is the Wise Man of Camden?
THERE is n wiser man Homewhoro
In Camden than lives nnywhero In
this city. If this wcro not so, Cam
don's flro department would not ho
equipped with a larger number of mod
ern engines than aro owned here, and
would not bo arranging to discard all
of Its old-fashioned apparatus in favor
of motor-driven engines and trucks.
Philadelphia has been most forttinato
In escaping great and disastrous fires,
but this has been duo to the efficiency
of tho flro fighting forco rather thun
to tho fitness of tho npparatus for tho
uses to which It has to bo put. It is
Imposslblo even to get now hose to re
place that which Is rotten, to say noth
ing of nutomobllo engines. But, If
Camden can do this, why cannot Phlla-
Who is the wise man ncross the
river who has1 persuaded tho city to
f use the best obtalnablo flro apparatus,
and who Is tho foolish man on this
side of tho river who has succeeded in
blocking every effort of tho men In
chargo of tho flro department to .got
the necessary supplies?
Trifling With a Buzz-saw
THE public was given to under
stand that, "so far as Mr. Barnes
Jfe.'was concerned," tho court battle with
Ir, Roosevelt would bo a fight to a
"finish: and, bo far as Mr. Barnes Is
concerned, that Is Just what It prom
ises to be.
Possibly Mr. Barnes failed to attach
duo Importance to tho very obvious
fact that Mr. Roosovelt has brains. It
s usual, of course, for a brilliant law
yer to make even the most competent
witnesses appear foolish. The attorney
Is clothed with an enormous advan
tage, and perhaps one of tho greatest
abuses In legal procedure Is tho man
ner In which witnesses nro manhan
dled. Occasionally, however, a gentle
man gets to tho stnnd who Is more
than a match for the tormentors. The
brilliancy of Mr. Roosovelt in a court
room obviously wns underestimated.
Without prejudging the case at nil,
on its merits; It Is apparent that the
ex-President hus been making a
monkey of somebody, even of two or
threo somebodies. Wo were lament
ing recently that no Pennsylvania Mr,
Barnes was so sensitive ns to apply to
tho courts for relief from Just criti
cism. The progress of tho enso at
Syracuse Indicates that our species of
boss through their hesitancy gave evi
dence or possessing most excellent
good judgment.
Great Guns!
frTlHE Germans at Liege proved that
' A no existing fortiflcationR miiiri
r Withstand attack by tho 42-centimetre
r guns which were used in tho siege.
Tho shells destroyed the fortifications
,as though they had been wrecked by
earthquake. Then the troops ad-
vanced and took the city.
The great guns aro apparently again
at worlr, Tho shells that have been
dropped into Dunkirk, tearing holes
Il5 feet in diameter and wrecklne
ibaiiainEs, have been fired from guns
nth a range of something like 20
til??. The use of such weapons Is
Unprecedented, not became there Is
Sony international agreement against It,
tHjt- because they have not hitherto
Seen matfe for land operations. The
gyarahlps, however, are equipped with
fguns with a range running up to IS
fjnllea. or more, and the battles fought
an the sea during this" war have be
igun when the ships were 10 miles apart,
jpcj most or them have been, finished
without the combatants getting nearer
ithan Ave or six: miles to one another.
War has evidently entered upon a
pui? stage, not only in the size of the
tjtfralw employed, but in the power of
it ha weapons used. And death and de-
jiiS$fon come without warning from
jhftt&y, launched on their terrible rals-
um from to great distance that It is
fpwwlMe to hear the explosion of
"barye which sends them on their
.gii grenJ jrns Justified their use
tit I4eg, ahn there was a .sempara
ttvly aMj&U law of mea to resut Ue
nrray thAt followed. It remains to be
seen whether they can bo equally uc
cossful at Dunkirk, within rcnoh of
which arc hundreds of thousands of
veteran soldiers prepared to beat back
an Infantry rush.
Sweeping Under the Bed
ACK of the clean up movement Is
tho determination o make this a
spotless" town, nnd consequently a
town In which tho health and comfort
of tho peoplo aro greater than In any
other community.
This Is tho third tlmo that a week
has been sot apart for gathering nnd
carting away tho accumulated relies
of housekeeping for disposing of which
thero Is no regular method. Many
families get i Id of their broken furnl
turo at their own expense, Instead of
storing It In nn untiRod room or letting
It clutter up tho corner of a used room.
And other families dlsposo of old news
papers nnd mngazlncs overy week In
stead of accumulating them to gather
dust. Hut tho city arranges to cart
away without chargo this week every
thing for which tho householders havo
no further use, no matter how largo
or small It Is.
Tho clean-up movement Is part of
tho general good housekeeping which
leads women to go through tholr be
longings onco a year and throw away
what Is no longer of uso. Tho man
docs tho snmo thing when ho rakes
tho leaves from his grass plot and
flower beds nnd burns them In a cor
ner or buries them for compost. In
tho courso of tlmo It is likely that the
demand for municipal cleanliness will
grow bo strong through tho Impetus
which It IS now receiving that tho
peoplo will htop littering tho streets
during the rest of tho year, and it will
bo looked upon ns an offenso against
public decency to thiow a newspaper
on tho sidewalk or to allow a broken
ash barrel to stund in tho alley
to leak ashes In tho street when the
ashman lifts It to his wagon.
Clean-up week Is a wholesome Insti
tution, whatever way you muy look
at It.
JUoBt Delicate Mechanism
A YOUNG girl In her growing years
Is tho most delicately poised picco
of mechanism with which any ono has
to do.
Tho slightest shock will sometimes
mako It loso its balance, and then
thero is disaster. Sometimes It Is trag
edy from which thero IS no recovery;
and sometimes It is mcro distortion of
view, which, with rest and care, dis
appears. Thero Is no more dinicult problem
for parents than the discovery of tho
propor treatment of tho girl in this
period. And when they think they
havo discovered it, and everything is
going smoothly, thero Is a sudden
break In tho machinery. This 13 what
happened Saturday In tho caso of tho
lB-ycar-old girl who, overwrought by
too much study, took her life. WIso
parents, with this disaster in mind,
will consider carefully tho stato of af
fairs In their own households and get
expert advice as to tho proper adjust
ment of tho dollcato mechanism that
Is In operation beside them.
Ape the Three Monkeys
statuo of threo monkeys. Tho hands
of one nro over his eyes, those of an
other aro over his ears nnd thoso of
tho third nro over his mouth. Seo no
ovil, hear no evil, speak no evil, is
tho Interpretation of them.
Thero nro great men in tho world,
but thero are few great men who talk
much. When they do talk, they do
not utter Idle words, hence little evil
creeps into their speech. Thero are
loved men in the world, generous and
pitying, but they havo no time to
listen to gossip and evil communica
tions. Thero nro other men who see
evil, not through morbid curiosity, but
with nn eye to its correction; nor do
they Imputo evil and view with suspi
cion all human actions except their
Evil communications, seeing evil,
hearing ovil, speaking evil, corrupt hu
manity. Thero are many who can af
ford to ape the threo monkeys.
Secretary Daniels' Idea of
seems to bo a water wagon.
a navy
Men talk of peace, but there Is no
peace. They have to fight to get it.
Tho finding of the Syracuse Jury
might fairly be a verdict of 30 scents.
Even Teddy must have felt friendly
toward "grandpa" In Wllllamstown
There Is comething the matter with
the Athletics, and the fans believe it
is in Trappe.
One week from today the President
will attend the christening of 4000 new
citizens in this city.
The weather man was Just as kindly
disposed to the suffragists as he has
been to the ball players.
Villa says that he has no thought
for glory. Bo far his attention seems
to have been given entirely to plunder.
Just a word of praise for the police.
The crowds which turned out to see
the great parade Saturday were per
fectly handled.
Our esteemed humorous contempo
rary, of London, IS hoping that while
the British are swearing off stimulants
for the war they may make an excep
tion in favor of punch.
When before have 10,000 marched
through the streets on a hot afternoon,
with no other incentive than "the
cause"? For the politicians to get out
a crowd of such magnitude usually
requires a raid on the breweries, be
foro taA after the calibration.
Close of Winter Campaign Shows Teutonic Cause in
Desperate Straits Against Russian Foe,
Expert Declares.
mltM ooenlnc movo of Germany In
JLtho cost was tho first drlvo to
Warsaw, which developed at tho pro
clso moment tho lines of battlo woro
doveloplng In Flanders. Originally
obscured by tho Antwerp and YpreB
operations, It suddenly flltod tho press
of tho world with reports of tho Im
minent fall of tho Polish capltnl. Pet
rograd was silent while Berlin wns In
full tldo of victorious statement. Yet,
looking backward after many months,
It seems plain that tho first German
offenslvo In Poland wns less consld
crablo than wns at first supposed and
a direct effort to assist Austria lather
than to conquer Poland.
In early October Austrian fortunes
had sunk to. tho very lowest lovol.
Conquering armies wcro sweeping tho
ruins of ono Austrian host in upon
Cracow, of another up tho slopes of
tho Carpathians. Tho mission of Aus
tria hnd been to keep Russia In play
until Germany had disposed of France,
nnd now, at tho critical moment in
tho Flanders campaign, Germany must
either abandon tho battlo along tho
Yser nnd nbout Ypres or by somo
strategic combination uso small re
serves to postpone Austrian destruc
tion. Germany choao tho latter expedient,
nnd gathering up an army sho flung
It straight upon Warsaw, through
Central Poland. It wan u venture
such ns Leo mode when ho sent Early
to Washington In 18C1 in tho hopo of
drawing Grant nwny from Richmond.
German command wns seeking to savo
Austria, not her own territories. Llko
Early's raid, that of tho Germans al
most succeeded. Lato In October tho
guns of the Kaiser wcro sending shells
Into tho suburbs of Warsaw. But as
Grant was able to put a corps of vct
orniiH Into Washington whllo Early
was still beforo Fort Stevens, tho
Grand Duka Nicholas In his turn
pushed Siberian troops through War
saw at tho critical moment, struck at
tho German flank and turned it. Im
mediately tho German Invasion was
turned back a retreat to tho frontier
was inevitable. Warsaw, llko Wash
ington, Just a half century boforc, wns
Russian Advance Stopped
But Germany had attained her pur
pose. As a consequnnco of the In
vasion of Poland, Russian advance In
Gallcla stopped. Russian armies
flowed back to tho San. Przemvsl
wns relieved, Jnroslnv rcoccupled, nn
advanco to Lembcrg in sight. For tho
moment Austria was saved; there re
mained to Germany tlmo to finish her
fight In Flanders, to win, If she could,
In tho west, beforo a new crisis In tho
east should demand a now diversion
of her forces.
Instead of victory, however, thero
enmo defeat. Germany failed at tho
Yser, and nbout Ypres tho golden mo
ment for obtaining a decision In tho
west had passed. Weather, reinforce
ments of tho Allies, tho growing
strength of their fortifications, tho
enormous nnd sterilo German sacri
fices, all combined to eonvinco tho
German high command thnt If a de
cision wcro to bo hnd against any
enemy that enemy was Russia. Such
blows ns sho had struck Franco and
Britain insured thnt they would bo
unable to take tho offenslvo effectively
for months to come. Thero wns left
tlmo to "denl with Russia," to "put tho
Slav out," as tho genial Bernhardi
would phrase It.
By tho tlmo the battles of Flanders
had terminated, however, tho situntlon
had again changed In tho east. New
Austrian disasters had sent tho nrmles
of Hapsburg rushing back In disor
der upon Cracow nnd on tho Car
pathians. Russian advance guards
wero In sight of tho suburbH of Cra
cow, Cossark parties wero beginning
to flow down tho Hungarian sldo of
the Dukla Pass into tho Hungarian
plain. Austrian corps wero being re
called from Belgrade, newly occupied
by thorn, nnd Austrlnn disaster at
Vnllovo wns in sight.
On tho German frontier tho situa
tion wns oven moro threatening, A
hugo Russian army wns moving upon
Czenstochowa nnd Knllsc, patrols hail
for tho first tlmo touched German soil
Reflections on the Real Measure of a
Man's Worth.
It's a wise man who knows when he Is
dead. And It Is surprising how few dead
men ever mako that useful discovery. Not
long ago a will was probated somewhere.
It left JIOO.000 to Harvard University. A
codicil nttached to the same will promptly
bequeathed that same 1100,000 to somn
other institution. The man who made that
will had read In his paper one day that a
few freshmen had, In the incontinent Joy
they experienced at one of those formerly
Infrequent Harvard football victories over
Yale, decided that nothing could express
their emotions bo nicely as painting tho
statue of John Harvard a brilliant crim
son. The paint rubbed off all right; but
so did that JWO.000. The roan who had it
decided that any college which welcomed
and tolerated such n band of freshmen
was no safe custodian of his coin. In so
doing he made himself still more of a
freshman. He Joined the company of the
vociferous dead.
It Is really scandalous how much we
aro boaaed and bullied by such people.
They sit all over ug. Thero might ba an
other Hhukeapeare but for one small de
terring fact. We have already had one.
And all succeeding candidates ere dis
couraged. The original has refused to
die, Uven very little and Inoffensive men
have made themselves mischievous when
Soma years ago there lived in Boston a
young vagabond, who devoted all the
days of hU life and all the energies of
his person to becoming a poet. He never
became one so long as he lived. He was
wpnt to go about with fringe on his
sleeves, with a window-teat in his trous
ers and his pockets stuffed with manu
scripts. It was not for want of trying
that be wasn't a poet And yet he final
ly became one and achieved a little
fame. This he accomplished by dying. In
a seme he never began to live until ha
was dead. For the moment he had passed
on those who knew how hard he had
tried said, "What a pity!" And they
tenderly gathered up his manuscripts and
published them In a book, and sold many
I copies by subsortptton. Of course, the
scema were all "impossible, The only
In the Provlnco of Posen west of tho
Wnrtha, another Russian army was
moving southwest upon Cracow, be
come tho gato to Germany, not tho
outwork of Austria. Finally, a strong
Russian army was again In East Prus
sia, flowing west toward tho Mazurlan
Lakes, spreading ruin nnd terror In
Its pathway. Not alone Hapsburg but
Hohenzollcrn Interests now demanded
an offenslvo In tho cast.
Victory Sought on Vistuln
By December 1 Germany was com
mitted to her eastern campaign. Sho
had definitively failed to get a decision
In tho west; sho was seeking along the
Vistula what sho had missed at tho
M.arno and tho Yser. Eastward from
Franco and Flanders corps after corps
of her veteran troops wcro coming,
giving way to reserves; tho campaign
of tho west had ended.
In tho military history of tho futtiro
it Is far from unlikely that Von Hln
donburg's campaign In Poland will bo
estimated tho finest, from tho purely
professional side, In tho great wnr.
Confused ns is tho record still, the
world docs know that at tho battlo of
Lodz tho Russian army wns nlmost
destroyed; that by using his strntcglr
railways, by making full uso of his
troops, superior In morale, in train
ing, In equipment, tho groat German
commander nlmost succeeded in en
veloping tho Russian Polish nrmy. Two
factors served to block tho second
great Germnn bid for a decision, tho
weather and tho great numerical su
periority of Russian reserves. By all
tho seasonal calculations Polish roads
should havo been frozen solid; they
wero a river of mud. Winter, whirl)
In Napoleon's Invasion hnd begun pre
maturely, now held off with equal per
versity. From tho closing sides of
tho German net tho Russians slipped
safely. At Lodz their losses wero enor
mous; but when the battlo was over,
when they had withdrawn, thoy stood
behind tho Bztirn as solidly as tho Bel
gians behind tho Yser.
In tho eastern campaign tho battlo
of Lodz was wholly comparable with
that of tho Marno in tho west. At
tho Marno tho Germans lost nnd re
treated, nt Lodz tlipy won a local suc
cess nnd advanced a fow moro miles,
but these two conflicts were tho de
cisive engagements of tlm war to May
1; In both Germany failed In the battle
which was to dispose of a nation. By
January 1 sho was nt a standstill in
Poland ns in Northern France, tho
great prlzo had escaped hor, only tho
Incidental advantage had been brought
home. Sho hnd sot out to destroy nn
nrmy first in tho west, then in tho
east, sho had won somo kilometres or
versts of territory, captured some hun
dreds of thousands of French and Rus
sians, demonstrated tho superiority of
her organization In both fields, but tho
wnr wns beginning, not ending.
Greater Prize Lost
Tho close of tho winter campaign in
the enst shows Germany tho gulner
In a number of great battles, holding
many squnro miles of Russian terri
tory, so far Inexpugnable, on her new
iront iron) tho Baltic to the Nlda.
Measured by local advantage the prize
Is fairly hers, but tho greater reward
lias slipped through her hands. Rus
sia has not been crushed, decisively
beaten back to tho Vistula; Warsaw
holds out. But, above all, Russian at
tack is now nt tho summit of tho Cnr
pathlans, German effort concentrated
In meeting Russian offensive.
In sum, tho end of tho winter cam
paign saw Germnn fortunes in tho enst
not less desperate than they hnd been
in tho opening weeks of winter. She
had won provinces nnd lost time, now
sho must deal with nil threo of her
opponents, for tho first tlmo prepared
as sho had been In August. Hope of
a decision against ono had vanished.
Only her own nllles wero weaker than
In August; France, Russia, even Eng
land, wero ready now. Not only ready,
but in the Carpathians and in Franco
nnd Belgium pressing more and more
heavily ngalnst German resistance,
German defense. Germany had been
granted her opportunity, her chnnco
for a decision. Spring saw tho Allies
reaching out to grasp their chance, saw
tho whole problem of tho great war
changing with the season.
good poem in the book wns an Introduc
tion in prose by Wllllnm Stanley Bralth
wnlte. So this excellent young man, who
might have gone quietly on to com
fortable oblivion, or wealth, or both, In a
store or a rallrond, was nble to nttach
himself to tho world ns a poet. He had
to die to do It, but even he succeeded In
bullying everybody nnd having his way.
i,n.rti.H nan e.ver truy Ilves t'H be
has died. The real measure of a man's
worth lies In tho length of tlmo that he
can oblige people to remember him when
no is fjono
But do not forget that a corpse has
certain responsibilities. Do not care!
lessly leave a million dollars to a town
or b college, for a horsecar lino or a
medical school, Mnny a man with a
head aa hard ns his heart is soft has
made this technical blunder. With the
best .Intentions in tho world, he has aub
8lbd the worst kind of boss Wie
the tyranny of the dead. It does venr
tastnfet"!0 eaVe yUr mU"" ,th
instructions for use. It may haonen
that electricity will come In soon after
you have carefully satlafled yourself that
lie sTThe e'onl "mlt locomotion
(Me is.) The college you present with n
Siurium1 S l may mUCh pre,8r m
rtllr. M l... I. "-?" u' ' on.
S' i.. ""v .Ve.P'a Knw
so well
.... , ,,, aa W1B jiving,
From Harper's Magsilne,
English men-of-war have no ice-mak-Ing
machines on board, a do our shtpa
an4 everybody knows how the English
fall to understand us on the subject of
the use of ice, especially in our drinks.
," J?nsI '?. u0ffl.cer was aboard one of
our ships of the AsUtlo fleet, and, on be
ing served with an iced drink, commented
on the delights of having' cool w"ter
aboard. The American otneer responded
with an offer of a small cake of Ice
whlih was sent the following mornlnil
Meeting the Englishman ashore a week
later, the American asked him if he had
enjoyed the Ice.
"Enjoyed Jt, old topT Why, do you
know, that was tha tint -aM k,,i, t....
fca since X left EaUsnd."
(1) Century "War nnd Drink."
(2) Survey "Tho English Press on
Wnr nnd Alcolinl."
(3) Everybody's "Keep Posted."
(4) Collier's "Bryan Democracy's
BUI" Grapo Julco Preferred!
It Isn't a speculation, it's a suro
thing. Lemons and cocoa factories
also aro desirable Investments.
Cold, gray dawns of "mornings
after" soon will bo a thing of tho past.
Thero nro to bo no moro "mornings
after." With overy ono on tho water
wagon, how can thero bo?
England now Is making tho most
desperato cffoits to follow Russia's ex
ample and get aboard tho waterwagon,
even to inviting "Billy" Sunday to
como over and help her. It Is a high
wagon, nnd requires Fomo boosting.
The hesitancy of tho English Govern
ment to enforco prohibition is in strik
ing contrast to its summary action in
taking over nil tho public utilities, fix
ing prices of commodities nnd gener
ally ignoring tho usual rights of pri
vate property, under tho stress of wnr.
It also Is significant that tho intensity
of patriotism, which induces a million
Engllshmon to offer their lives to their
country, does not stand tho test of vol
untarily giving up liquor, even when
temperance Is urged upon them by
King, Parliament, church and pi ess ns
an urgent patriotic duty.
Thero Is an interesting analysis of
the English attitude toward tho drink
situation In tho Century (1), by J, D.
Whelpley, nn American Journnllst who
has been sent abroad by tho United
States Government on 12 commissions:
In Its handling of tho drink question
among tho two million citizens gathered
ns sollders and wallers for tho defense of
British territory, tho Biltlsh Government
has shown apparent political cowardice
that Is in sharp contrast to the courage
of those who rule the destinies of Russia
and France. When the party In power
admits through Us Prime Minister that
from 10 to 15 per cent, of the soldiers nre
rendoicd Inefficient through drink, there
must bo some vital reason why the
country, or nt least the military camps
nnd their neighborhoods, are not made
prohibition areas; and there is a reason,
in fnct thero aro several reasons, not
one of which is brought forward in par
liamentary debate or In the press, for
they affect too closely the political and
social life of the nation.
The temperanco movement In England
lacks to a marked degree one great vital
driving force thnt exists In other coun
tries. Thnt Is tho unanimous support of
tho women, for the English women of
the poorer classes. In the cities nt least,
are generally ns heavy drinkers as aro
the men. One of tho "sights" of English
cities, which invariably makes a most
lasting impression upon an Amorican vis
ltor. Is the drunken woman in the pub
lic house and on the street.
The right to drink is a Drlvllece so in.
grained in the British character that
many of the people who ore now writing
letters to the papers and otherwise pro
testing against drunkenness among the
soldiers, would be among those who
would promptly rebel ngalnst a pronlbl
tlon order which In any way affectea
themselves. There is no doubt also that
If teetotnllsm were known to be compul
sory upon all recruits, the call for volun
teers would be dlsheartenlngly small, es
pecially among the poorer people. Behind
all this, sinister In Us real meaning, Is
the Influence of the brewers, political and
financial. Political partiality to
the brewers la easily explained. To many
of the well-known names In the brewing
world are now tacked titles of varying
alue, The services of these men to their
country have been no greater and no less
than those of thousands of other wealthy
and public-spirited Englishmen, but their
contributions to party funds have been
notoriously large and their influence with
the voters la naturally formidable. That
the weight of this Influence would be
exerted against any decree of prohibition
in the British army Is undoubtedly true
In all the centuries of English lawl
making a real system of free education
has been denied to the people. They
have been encouraged, indirectly at least,
both men and women, to look to tha .im.r.
shop for their only haoDlness. enmtart
and entertainment- No blame attache to
the many who now do likewise. n it.
alternative Is hunger, com m,T ini
Tho Survey (2) sums up English
pi ess comments on tho situation;
Tho London Spectator has come out
with a long editorial, in which it advo
cates letting Scotland try national prohi
bition "of everything beer and wines ns
well as whisky," and then If It works
veil, tho measure should be transferred
to Unglnnd. Truth declares that It men
llko to drink their money away, that Is
their own affair, but drinking away their
country's energy In time of war is nu
mber matter. The Manchester Guardian
dcclnies that the liquor tralllc must be
restituted, and all the papers writo cdi
toilals aiound the sprightly speech of Mr.
Lloyd-George. "I whs talking with tho
Russian Minister of Finance, a singularly
nblo man." said Lloyd-George. "I asked.
'What lias been the icsult of piohibltlonV
Ho lepllcd, 'Tho productivity has been
Increased from 30 to DO per cent." I said,
'How do they stand It?' 'Stand it?' ho
replied, 'I have lost levenuo up to 63,
000,000, but If 1 proposed to put It back
thero would certainly be a revolution.' "
Wine, Woman and-Sons'
Everj body's (3) gives concreto facts
and figures to demonstrate tho results
of prohibition In this country:
Wine, woman and Rong has gono up
against dollars and cents in Lansing,
Midi., and tho result Is one of tho most
notable achieved so far in America. This
leader of the drys Is manager of the Reo
Mototcar Company. In tho year 1910, in
tho factory of tho Reo Comnany. In a ne
rlod of 10 successive weeks, tho employes
lost a total of 323 working days, and the
wnges of those das, because of not being
able to recover promptly from pay nights
spent In saloons.
Lansing's changing from wet lo dry
has given everybody a wonderful chance
to compare costs. First, as for the cost
of running tho government: Tho cost of
feeding tho prisoners in tho county Jail
during the two years while Lansing was
dry had been ?C60O, whllo during the two
ensuing years of wetness tho cost of feed
ing them (at tho same rato per person)
was IU.300. Quite a difference for a town
of -10.000.
necrewry urynn is tno most con
spicuous exponent of sobriety and tem
peranco In this country, not only be
cause of his position, but because of
his gift for getting himself talked
about. In nn nrtlclo In Collier's (4),
Georgo Fitch gives somo of tho rea
sons why Bryan Is so unpopular In
President McKInley served water and
other flat things happily and safely
through his Administration, it icinalned
for Mr. Bryan to canonlzo absinthe frnp
pe, blltzen cocktails and extract of taran
tula in Washington by serving grape
Juice. People who had never tasted the
stuff rushed out and drank It, In order to
loathe It with more vigor. If wo were to
take too seriously tho groans of Bryan's
dinner victims, wo would think that In
times past people went to state dinners
for the purposo of being hauled out by
lloma o World's Greatest JVtotojilais
Afts., 1 & 8 Evgs., 7 & D 10c, 15c, 23a
GARRICK Today 10c, 15c, 25c
WonUerfuI I'lioto-l'lay i'rojuctlon
Forrest Tonight 8"5 1 wis1 er.
Popular Price Wed. Mat.Bt Seats 11.80
A. K U A D I A
CHESTNUT. Below 16th at. A
Photoplays Continuous
JO A. M. to 11:80 P. M.
iiu Auawt'i'tsty
, .. . . KUNO ifriYB"ri
"..j. inn cttninra. 7 o, joe
tnc legs in a conauion oc niconoiic corns a
vhetcas American stato functions ha$
always been comparatively arid aTfnlri.'i
It simply became borne In on tho nmalga.f'
mated deplorera that thero must bo some-:';
thing blighting nbout sobriety becausi
Mr. Bryan Indulged In it. $
t, , ru. m, rra
uroaa oi. ineairei
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