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EVENING IiEDaEB PHILADELPHIA', WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1915:
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Littleness seems small, however high it Is
Uniting In the Face of the Enemy
THE coalition Cabinet which Asqulth has
formed In Great Britain Is a product of
the patriotism of the members of all the
British parties. The local Issues peculiar
to tho governing of England, Scotland and
Irclund may divide men la times of peace,
but In time of foreign war they arc forgot
ten. Tho willingness of Balfour to enter tho
Cabinet tho Balfour who hns been Premier
and Is a bitter opponent of tho peculiar pol
icies for which tho Asqulth Ministry has
stood Is evidence of tho high level to which
British patriotism is rising.
Ho much has been written about tho splen
did discipline of the German people and
their unanimous co-operation with tho Gov
ernment that wo have been In danger of
forgetting that the British aro beginning to
exhibit the same traits of national loyalty.
It Is not a Liberal war, neither Is It a Con
servative, nor Laborlte, nor Irish homo rule
wnr, but It Is a national conflict, and most
Britons are awaro of It.
A Chance for Generous Giving
NO MONEY can be given for a better pur
pose than tho building of a hospital.
There is no charity more pleasing than help
to the needy sick. Peoplo who aro In health
have a fighting chance to take care of them
selves. If they do not It Is their own fault.
But those who are III, who are too weak to
boar tho burdens of tho day, who aro In
need of healing hands, they nro tho ones to
whom the heart of humanity should go out.
and tho gifts of humanity. Already more
than half of the $200,000 needed for tho now
Mercy Hospital In West Philadelphia has
len pledged. Philadelphia should dip Its
"v. jLnerous hands Into Its pockets quickly and
see to It that tho remaining amount Is sub
scribed. "The Thundering Cannon Will Be Silent"
A FLOCK of doves flow from their nests
about the City Hall as tho Knights Tem
plar parado entered Penn Square from Broad
Btrcet yesterday, circled about tho heads of
tho paraders apd then alighted on tho roofs
of tho surrounding buildings.
But It did not need this beautiful reminder
to convince the spectators that the Templars
are an army of peacp. Tho paraders formed
and re-formed, as they marched, tho cross of
tho Prince of Peace, under whoso ultimate
reign the battle flags will be furled and tho
thundering cannon will be silent.
For This Relief, Many Thanks
PERSONS who become notorious because
they are accused of crime are not to be
exhibited to a curious public on tho stage In
the better vaudeville houses, according to tho
decision of the booking offices. These unfor
tunate persons cannot net, and they cannot
be entertaining In tho proper senso of tho
word. Their own sense of the fitness of
things has not been strong enough to resist
the money offered by unscrupulous exploiters.
If the theatres are now to be closed to them
they will not be tempted to compete with the
bearded lady and the ossified man for popu
lar favor. And the healthy-minded theatre
goers will bo delighted on account of the
Progressing in the Right Direction
NOW that the Governor has appointed tho
commission, tho State formally Joins
with the city this year In arranging for the
national celebration of Independence Day.
Last year the arrangements were In charge
of the city alone. Next year It Is expected
that the nation will Join, through a commit
tee appointed by Congress, and that a Fed
eral appropriation will be made toward the
Then we shall have the kind of an observ
ance of the national birthday that the nation
has long needed. "We aro headed In tho right
direction and moving forward.
Opportunity a Never Failing Crop
TJIOMAB P. HUNTER, who has Just died
at tho early age of 54 years, camo to this
City from Ireland when he was 19 and got a
Job as a grocer's clerk. When he was 24 he
owned a store of his own. When he was 39
ho organized 'a corporation controlling a.
chain of stores that employed when he died
between three and four thousand persons.
He was not a man content to bewail the
disappearance of opportunity for youth. He
knew that opportunity Is a crop that frost
can. neither kill nor blight, weather nor flood
destroy And he set about harvesting In the
fertile fields which he saw blossoming all
Failure is due not to lack pf opportunity,
hut to lack of patient and persistent indus
try In the harvest field.
Conduct of Walsh a Public Scandal
THE conduct of Chairman Walsh, of the
Federal Commission on Industrial Rela
tions, has become a public scandal. He has
Hot only repeatedly Insulted witnesses, but
yesterday he turned oa one of bis fellow
Commissioners. When It was suggested to
him that a, chairman might mora properly
get as a Judge than aa a prosecutor, he re.
jlia that a Judicial Inquiry ws more likely
to eovtr up thtngs-
K has made a. howling farce of the In
quiries) of bts Commission, the report of
hKh i foreordained to be waste paper. He
rushes Into print with his persona! conclu
sions, not hesitating to convict men of nil
sorts of crimes, although they havo had no
trial, and In many ways he has succeeded
In discrediting himself to a remarkable do.
gree. It Is about time for tho President to
rellove tho country or this querulous gcntlo
man, and the more quickly ho does It tho
better It will be for everybody, Including Mr.
Accessibility Means Accessibility to
A CONVENTION hntl that Is accesslblo to
strangers will also bo accesslblo to Phlla
delphlans. Tho attempt to confuse tho Issuo
by Insisting that tho proposed meeting plnco
shall be built primarily for tho convenience
of tho people of this community will not
succeed, for tho common senso of tho aver
ngo man Is great enough to convince him
that If a building Is located within easy
ncccss of tho great hotels In tho heart of
tho city it Is also easily accesslblo to every
resident citizen In whatovor district ho may
live, for tho whole transportation system Is
constructed so as to bring peoplo from nil
tho torrltory within tho city limits to tho
business nnd hotel centre about tho City
Tho Allied Business Men's Committee, al
though It favors the slto nt 24th and Market
streets, has already decided that a central
location la tho requlslto rather than any par
ticular site, and It has concluded also that
action by Councils cannot be delayed with
out imperiling tho completion of tho hall In
timo for the next Nntlonal Republican Con
vention. If thero Is a bettor slto within
walking dlstanco of Broad street and Penn
squaro it should bo found, nnd found right
away. And If there Is not, then Councils
ought to respond to tho undoubted demand
of tho business community nnd say tho word,
so that work may begin at the earliest pos
"Is Your Conscience Clear?"
THE following advertisement Is taken from
tho London Illustrated Sunday Herald:
Ask your conscience why you are stnylng com
fortably nt homo instead of doing your sharo
for your King and Country.
1. Are you too old?
The only man who Is too old Is tho man
who Is over 38.
2. Are you physically fit?
The only man who can say honestly that
ho Is not physically fit Is the man who has
been told so by a Medical Officer.
3. Do you suggest you cannot leave your busi
In this great crisis tho only man who can
not leave his business Is tho man who Is
himself actually doing work for tho Gov
ernment If your conscience Is not clear on thero threo
points your duty Is plain.
GOD SAVE THE KING
England expected every man to do his duty
In Nelson's day. Sho faces now no lcs3 a
crisis. More than that, sho and tho other
Allies, on whom has devolved tho fearful
task of eradicating Knlsorlsm from tho
earth, havo In their keeping whatover Is left
of humanltarlanlsm In Europe. Tho Eng
lishman who enlists does more than fight
for England. Ho battles, as It were, for
democracy, to determine whether tho rulo
of tho peoplo shall survive or perish forever
from tho earth.
"Is your consclcnco clear?" How can tho
consclcnco of any Englishman bo clear If,
sound in limb and body, ho sits nt homo
and nurses grievances, waiting and dreading
The placo for Englishmen today Is at the
Abdication of Reason in Germany
AMERICA has onco moro been charged
-Tiwlth nsslstlng tho Allies and discriminat
ing against the Germans because tho Allies
And It possible to buy ammunition here. Tho
German Defense Union, meeting In Berlin,
has resolved that It must count America
among Its enemies so long ns It sells muni
tions of war to those who can buy them.
If tho situation were reversed nnd Germany
had access to our markets nnd the Allies
were shut out from them by a hostllo Ger
man fleet, not a slnglo German citizen could
bo found lacking a multltudo of sound argu
ments defending the rights of neutrals to
sell war material to belligerents without any
violation of neutrality. Every textbook on
International law recognizes this right of
neutrals to deal with belligerents. Reason
has abdicated In Germany, unless we tnke
the cynical view that reason Is merely that
capacity of man which enables him to argue
for tho thing that he wants.
Anyhow, tho Clark family can have a wed
ding without a Chautauqua salute.
Champ Clark is apparently willing to bury
the hatchet In Bryan's political Bkull.
Chairman Walsh continues to find delight
in throwing bricks at the Rockefellers.
Russia Is a rubber ball: Tho harder you
push against it the stronger the rebound.
The object of Germany seems to be to take
the teeth out of tho enemy by means of gas.
If a dove of pence should land In Ger
many they'd asphyxiate 1t nnd serve It for
Francis Joseph Is grieved over the "treach
ery" of Italy. The Irreverent might say he
was also "peeved."
. General opinion Is that a world uncivilized
without the Kaiser would be far better than
a world civilized by him,
If It Is trench digging that will determine
the war, there need be no doubt whatever
of Italy's final triumph.
Italy has agreed with the rest of th,e Allies
not to make a separate peace. They will all
sink or swim together,
"Tut, tut," fits the President to a tee on
the golf course, but in dlpjomaoy he has been
speaking a stronger language.
It will take more than a flying squadron
or a flying wedge to separate the Organiza
tion from the liquor interests.
The career? Mr. Whitman shows that a
Platrict Attorney who wants to be President
ought nofb7try.to be a Governor while
l . '
Why not spread cholera germs about, poi
son wells, eta? It would be Just about as
courageous as fighting with gas and It would
end the war in a hums
VICTORY OF THE WAR
Defeat of the Russians Along Car
pathians Was Brilliant Piece of
Strategy- Austria Saved a Second
By FRANK II. SIMONDS
ACCEPTING tho Russian oltlclnl statemont
. ns a guldo, and It certainly does not err
on the nntl-RUsslan side, It Is now possible
to measure upon tho map tho extent of tho
recent Russian disaster. As a result of
four weeks of vigorous offonslvo tho Gor
mnns havo cleared tho wholo Carpathian
barrier, driven tho Russians Into tho plain
of tho Dniester and behind tho San, re
gained tho ontranco to tho passes on tho
Galtclan side of tho mountains, won back
for Francis Joseph something llko 10,000
squaro miles and totally wrecked tho Rus
sian campaign In tho Carpathians.
When tho Gorman drlvo began the Aus-tro-German
forces occupied a long front
of more than 250 miles from tho Vistula
north of Tarnow to tho Dniester, where It
leaves Austrian territory. Tho lino curved
Inwnrdly nnd Us centra rested upon tho
crests of tho Carpathians between tho
Uszok and tho Bcskld passes. Tho simplest
fashion to explain tho wholo operation Is to
compare tho Austro-German movement to
that of a man standing with both arms ex
tended nnd bringing them rapidly together.
Tho arms represent tho two wings of tho
Austro-German army; tho body, tho centro
between tho two passes.
Tho simple purposo of tho enemies of
Russia was to envelop tho main Russian
masses In tho Carpathians by rolling up
their flanks. At tho least this would com
pel tho retirement of tho control It might
lead to Its rout nnd destruction. But tho
centro Itself, posted upon tho hills It had
held for many months, could not bo dis
lodged by frontnl nttack.
A Brillinnt Triumph
Of the two flank attacks, that to tho west
was done chiefly by Germans. It succeeded
amazingly was tho most brilliant triumph
of tho war for tho foes of Russia In Ga
llcla. Tho eastern operation ended In a
moro or less complete failure. Onco moro
tho familiar detail of tho superiority of tho
Russian troops over tho Austrian nnd their
Inferiority to tho German was demonstrated.
Tho German drlvo was preceded by an
enormous concentration. This tho Russians
themselves reported. Apparently thoy woro
prepared for It. Tholr position behind tho
Dunnjec nnd Blala Rivers had been heavily
fortified and had resisted tho great drlvo
of December, when tho attempt to relievo
Przemysl was made. But it seems now that
to tho concentration of men there was added
tho concentration of an enormous amount
of heavy artillery. This tho Russians could
not meet, lacking tho guns. Nor could thoy
resist it. Thus tho Germnn attack from
Tarnow to Grybow was Immediately suc
cessful, and tho Russians woro driven In
disorder cast along tho railroads through
Gorllco and Doblca to Jaroslav and Prze
mysl. So comploto was their defeat that
thoy wero unablo to hold tho line of tho
Wlsloka. an admlrablo defenslvo lino somo
23 miles behind tho Dunajcc.
Mountain Passes Cleared
Meantime tho armies of tho centro, mov
ing north along tho roads descending from
tho Uszok and Beskld Passes, entered tho
Gnllclan plain and approached tho Dniester.
At tho present moment thoy havo cleared
tho mountains and aro moving north not far
from tho railroad between Przemysl and
Lemborg, which thoy aro obviously seeking
to cut. From tho Dunajea to tho San tho
victorious Austro-German forces havo cov
ered somo 90 miles; from tho Carpathians
to tho Dniester, perhaps a third of this
dlstanco. Tho advanco has systematically
cleared tho Russians out of all the mountain
passes. The fruits of the entire fighting
from November to May have beon taken
from them and they havo been put upon
tho defensive. It is still open to question
whethor they can hold on nt the Son, or
will have to go back to Lemberg, leaving
Przemysl to their conquerors.
On tho other hand, the Austrian drive
townrd Tarnopol and Lemberg from Buko
wlna seems to havo failed utterly. Here
It Is tho Austrlans, not tho Russians, who
aro retreating, and the Czar's forces nro
approaching tho mountains, havo drlyon tho
enemy from tho Dniester to tho Pruth and
nro onco moro threatening Czernowltz. This
victory abolishes nil chance of an envelop
ment of tho Russians; It Insures their road
home, If thoy nro beaten at the San. But
unless the Germans nro now checked It
does not mean any permanent advantage.
It Is a minor phase, which Russian bulle
tins havo deliberately magnified for obvious
Austria Again Saved
In less than a month, then, Germany has
again saved Austria, turned back a vast
host on tho point of entering Hungary and
retaken an area about as large as that of
Belgium. Austrian nnd German reports
claim the capture of 176,000 prisoners. Re
gard being had for tho rapidity of the Rus
sian retreat. It 1b fair to assume that at
least half were wounded. But, all things
considered, Russia can hardly have lost less
than a quarter of a million of men, an enor
mous amount of artillery and of arms, a
vast quantity of military material. She
has also lost the hard-won fruits of nine
months of fighting, Sho stands where sho
stood in September. In doing this Ger
many has accomplished little less than a
Failure of Russian Strategy
Evidently Russian high command at
tached too much Importance to forcing the
Carpathians and too little to protecting the
flank facing Cracow. German commanders
seem to have waited until Russia had sent
all her available reserves into the moun
tains before they struck. The whole blow
was wonderfully well timed and Instantly
effective. It Is a success that can hardly
be exaggerated If the German advance has
now reached Its maximum. If Przemysl and
the Una of the Ban are taken later, It will
be Increased correspondingly,
From tha Clay Centra Times.
Our advice to thoia who stood up for the
Japs In the Russian-Japanese War: "Gentle
men, be seated!"
Frm tha Brooklyn Eagle.
If we can't get the dyestuffs from Germany,
isn't It up to us anyhow to be satisfied with
neutral tints T
Trim the Boston Qloba.
"Safety First" and "See America, First" this
season can b appropriately painted on tht
DIGEST OF THE
(1) Outlook "How to Chooso a Summer
Camp for Boys or Girls."
(2) American Magazlno "Just Boys."
(3) Century "Tho Right of a Child to
(4) Delineator "How to Punish."
THAT boys will bo boys has been recog
nized as one of tho fundamentals of llfo
for somo centuries. In tho last two genera
tions tho scope of this old adage has been
extonded, but In such a gradual and In
sidious way that Its official form has ro
malned unchanged. In Its amended form,
the adago should read:
Boys will bo boys, and girls will bo girls.
Teaching girls to rend and wrlto was tho
entering wedgo. Then camo grammar and
history, and geometry and athletics and
summer camps for girls, until now girls
grow up to havo their own latch keys and
their own pay envelopes, nnd tho only pre
rogatives left to man aro tho morning shavo
and the occasional haircut. And tho girls
nro content to lot him keep those.
Another old adago which has been so
much altered as to bo almost reversed Is
tho ono about children being seen but not
heard. Today thoy nro conspicuously to be
heard, nnd tho magazines pay thorn ro
spectful attention. In addition to their own
magazines they havo tholr departments In
all tho women's magazines, and boy stories
such ns Booth Tnrklngton's, which nro so
very popular In current fiction, must bo ns
amusing to tho youngsters ns to their
Tho summer camp movement, which has
made such a success, both with tho boys
and girls, In tho last dozen years, is written
up In sevcrnl magazines this month. Mary
Northend, writing In tho Outlook (1) dis
cusses tho practical considerations In choos
ing a camp:
Tho size of the camps varies; some accommo
date 20, others 60 or moro. The camp Is headed
by a director. In addition there aro the coun
cilors, generally one to every three or flvo
campers, many of whom are college under
graduates who need relaxation as much as
The first thing to be considered In conducting
a summer camp Is tho location, and mothers
should ascertain whether the camp is situated
on high or low land, what the sanitary condi
tions are and whnt kind of sleeping quarters
are provided. Tho sanitation cannot bo too
carefully planned, nnd mothers should give
especial thought to this point when choosing
a camp. Another Important Item Is proper
food. Thero Is nothing that will come moro
quickly to tho ears of tho parents than Im
proper food, and complaints of this kind should
be promptly Investigated, as a healthy appetite
engendered by outdoor living Is not apt to
notice insignificant defects in the diet. In
dulgent parents should not send candy In
discriminately to their children.
The formation of girls' camps was a much
harder problem to deal with than that of the
boys', for mothers had to becomo accustomed
to allowing their daughters the freedom of
life away from home. Fortunately the out
door movement of today, which has spread
throughout the country, has made tho daughter
of the 20th century associate In outdoor sports
with her brother. The wise mother has come
to realize the Importance of encouraging these
Instincts, so that her daughter may grow Into
a strong, healthy woman and her boy Into a
manly fellow, ablo to take his place successfully
In the world.
A short separation does both the child and
his parents good. The camp movement has so
grown that parents all over the country realize
that It Is not an experiment but a well-established
factor, which has brought about a great
amount of good to every member of the family.
When 0 Feller Needs a Friend
There Is a certain youthful sense of Iso
lation when things go wrong and everybody
seems to misunderstand, for which Frances
Garilde, writing In the American Magazine
(2) offers philosophical consolations:
Every boy should have a dog, bo that when
his father scolds him for getting up late In
the morning, and his mother criticises the con
dition of his finger nails, he can feel that he
has at least one friend In this great big world
to whom he Is entirely satisfactory.
About all a boy Is good for till he Is 13 Is
to run on errands and eat the last piece of pie.
"I wonder," every boy thinks whan get
ting up from lunch. "If mother has anything
In the house for dinner,"
The bond of sympathy between father and
eon Is cemented before the latter has donned
his first trousers.
Mary Ware Dennett, the writer and suf
fragist, who was for some years secretary
of the National Woman's Suffrage Associa
tion, writes in tho Century (8) on "The
Right of a Child to Two Parents";
Children are mostly brought up by their
mothers, an arrangement which the world has
accepted for centuries without question. But
now, owing to tha social ferment, which,
whether we like It or not, Is disturbing wom
an's traditional sphere, we find ourselves ask
ing If that scheme of cblld-ruring really
the best for the children, for the mothers, and
Anally, for the fathers. Are not the children,
as Charlotte P. Oilman brilliantly put it, too
much "tht victims of their Incessant mothers
and their Infrequent father''?
Some one has said that "the greatest effort
of civilization up to date has been attaching
man to tht family." Very likely, but n many
way the attachment has been bad for him
and bad for tht family. Th fundamental trou
ble la probably twofold-net cnoua Itlsura
INTO THE BACK YARD
nnd too much specialization on tho part of
both parents. If tho father had time not only
to work for his children, but to work with
them, to llvo with them and to "do" for them,
ho nnd they would understand each other bet
tor and be of vastly moro consequenco to each
other. If tho mother could not only keep
house for tho family, but be away from It
regularly enough to relax her nerves, to glvo
her n better sense of proportion nnd enlarge
her horizon, sho would enormously Improve the
quality of her motherhood.
It Is a simple and reasonable proposition
that, stneo It takes a man and a woman to
produce a child, It should be tho Joint nnd
equal business of both to rear It. And bo
Hides, thero will bo the Inspiration and com
pensation of helping to erect a milestone on
tho road to civilization marked, "At this point
children began to havo two real parents."'1
An Embarrassing' Subject
Punishment Is at best nn unhappy mat
ter, and ono about which . most children
probably feel that tho less said tho better.
But tho Delineator (4) takes tho bull by
tho horns and tolls how to and how not to
In nil the centuries that have passed, pun
lshmont for men as well as for children has
been considered a necessary evil. If tho pres
ent advancement continues the next genera
tion will consider It simply nnd wholly nn evil.
It will then bo quite as ridiculous for our chil
dren's children to read nn article on practical
punishment ns It would bo at tho present day
for tho United Stntea Senate to listen to an
address on "Tho Practical Application of the
rtack and the Whipping Post." Today punish
ment of children Is coming to be considered tho
evil after-effect of bad or Indifferent training.
Tho first problem that we havo beforo us,
thcroforo. Is to correct that training.
In general, punishment should be remedial,
nnd wo should romembor that certainty Is moro
cffectlvo than severity. It should teach the
child to govern himself, not to be governed. It
should bo ns near tho punitive measure that
wrongdoing will meet In his later career as
possible, tho "natural punishments" of Rous
seau and Spencer, punishments which are tho
logical consequenco of tho offense, following it
as by a law of nature.
Tho lowest form of punishment Is whipping.
It originated with tho savago man when pun
ishment was used for revenge. It occasions
personal resentment against the parent. Sec
ond only to whipping In Its baneful effects Is
that of frightening the child. Better than all
are tho "natural punishments." If he Is dis
agreeable put him In a room alone; the same
trait In an adult results in loss of companion
ship. If he wilfully destroys property, see that
he earns the money to pay for it.
WAR NEWS FROM ITALY
Italians Appreciate the Opportunity to
Read It in Their Own Language
Tho Evenino LnDoan today publishes a
few of the letters rocelvod from Italians In
appreciation of Its enterprise and servlco In
printing briefly in the Italian languago the
more important news from tho front. Italy
Is destined to play an Important part In the
great tragedy now being enacted In Europe,
and Interest In her dostiny is all the greater
In America on account of the number of her
native sons who have made this country
their homo nnd have contributed so largely
to Its development.
To tht Editor of tht Evtntng Ltdaert
Hlr I take pleasure In writing to you this
Isttor In order to express to you the satisfac
tion and gratitude of many Italians who have
been enabled to read In their own language the
news of the Italian war, and to say that the
EvriNiNo LEDOEn essays great popularity
among my countrymen.
Allow me to express to you our deepest ap
preciation for this. LORENZO FUOCO.
Philadelphia, May S5.
GIVES THE NEWS
To tht EdUor of tht Evtninp Ltdgtrt
Sir I am an Italian and not able to read
Englleh. Never before have I fceen able to read
first-hand news In the Italian papers, but at
last I can now. Thanks to the Evenino
Lepqbr, which gives us the news we art
most Interested In In our language. I am sure
I votes the general feeling among Italians
here. In thanking you very much.
Philadelphia, May . LUIOl ZUCOHI.
APPRECIATED BY ITALIANS
To the EUter of tht EvtMng Lldgtrl
Hlr Allow me, and many with me. to thank
you and the Evsnino Lddobr for the news In
Italian your newspaper Is giving tha non-Eng-llhspeaklng
Italians of this city, and to
wish that this policy will be continued.
Philadelphia, May 28. QUIDO ACETO,
VOICES ITALIAN SENTIMENTS
To tht Editor of tht Evtntng Ltdgtr;
Sir I interpret the sentiments of the entire
Italian colony of Philadelphia in ' tending to
you this letter to praise the splendid work done
by you and your newspaper, which In the
tremendous struggle going on In Europe has
decidedly taken the role of those nations
which are fighting for civilization and right.
But we Italians are particularly appreciating
tht Evenino Ledqeh. because It always had
In esteem pur race and our mother country,
and because In these days pf anxious expecta
tion you publish articles and new written In
our own language, so that those Italians who,
a It is my cue, are not familiar with the
English language, are enabled to (earn, In
tho same time the Engllsh-pea.kng peopl do.
the news about Italian events n this war.
Tht Italians are not, s the German Mr
Bidder y, tht unworthy ton of an lllu.
trloua race. No, tht people of Italy it a
generous onti they art simply continuing the
noble traditions of their forefathers and have
not forgotten that Italy's mission Is one of
continuing to be the seat of civilization.
It is bt cause the Italians have not forgotten
tl'clr past history that thoy have entered this
struggle, and not only for tho realization of
their national aspirations. They felt they were
obliged to support tho cause of civilization
a;;alnst modern barbarism, nnd to end once
for nil tho Germnn mllltnrlsm nnd Imperialism
renovating tho "glories" of Attlla, which Is, at
cur Signor Blrrolatl Justly says, the greatest
shame of our century.
Permit me, then, to express to you my con
gratulations for tho fact that tho Evenino
LEDotin Is the richest In news among the
othor Philadelphia papers, nnd has quickly
conquered the heart of tho Italians, nnd allow
mo also to wish victory for tho Italian army
nnd fleet to which tho destinies of our mother
country aro now Intrusted.
Philadelphia, May 25. LUIGI CORONA.
To tht Editor of tht Evtntng Ledger:
Sir Tho most heartfelt thanks for tho good
Idea of publishing In tha Italian language the
news of tho war of Itnly. Wo aro not able
to read English, and have been helped great
ly by the fact that wo can read tho news In
the Italian language In your newspaper. We
hope you will continue to enablo us to read In
our lnnguage first-hand nou-o.
Philadelphia, May 25.
HOPES IT WILL CONTINUE
To tha Editor of tht Evening Ledger;
Sir It Is with pleasure and appreciation that
I read In my own languago In tho Evenino
Ledoer tho news of tho Italian war. I wish
this will continue, so helping tho Italians who
ennnot read English. GIUSEPPE ACETO.
Philadelphia, May 25.
AN OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN
An old-fashioned garden? Yes, my dear,
No doubt It Is, I was thinking hero
Only today, as I sat In tho Bun
How fair was the sccno that I looked upon;
Yet wondered still, with a vague surprise,
How It might look to other eyes.
So quiet it is, so cool and still.
In tho green retreat of tho shady hill!
And you scarce can tell as you look within,
Where tho garden ends, and tho woods begin,
But here, where wo stand, what a blaze of
What a wealth of color makes glad the sight!
Hero gay sweet peas, like butterflies,
Flutter and dance undor summer skies,
Blue vlolete here In the shade are set,
With a border of fragrant mignonette,
And here are pansles and columbine.
And the burning stars of the cypress vine.
Stately hollyhocks, row on row.
Golden sunflowers all aglow.
Scarlet popples and larkspurs blue.
Asters of every shade and hue;
And over the wall like a trail of lire
The red nasturtium climbs hlghor and higher,
Julia C, n. Dorr.
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