Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 03, 1915, Final, Page 8, Image 8

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0t1M H. loMlnirlon, Vic rrlant , John C Martin,
lrruty Mo! Treasurer i Philip H, Vclllni, John D.
WHnlMBt, Directors.
Ctntit l K Ci'iiTH, Chairman
T U. WHaLsT, .HiKUtUe Editor
C. MARTIN. . Gnral nu.m Manager
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CUII Hill Mttm
Xtt Mrmot pluck ottrlch feathers from geese,
nor good government from gang
WHILE congratulations ore paid to Presi
dent Wilson and Secretary Lansing on
thej seecessful outcome of part of their
MSgetratlena with Germany, Ambassador von
Xerastortt must not bo forgotten.
He has performed the functions of a diplo
matist more successfully than any other rep
resentative of his country In the last eigh
teen months. His business hero has been to
Joarn the sentiment of tho nation and to keep
hla Government Informed of It. If the aer
ates Ambassador In London had been able
t comprehend the temper of the British peo
tie and could have foreseen that tho Irish
discontent would disappear when the nation
waa confronted by the prospect of foreign
tavaslon or the possibility of a greater Ger
Btftn menace In tho North Sea, tho history of
tfc Jast year might have been written differ
ently, Von Bernstorff has been pressing upon his
Government the lmpbrtanco of modifying Its
submarine 'policy In conformity with tho de
mands of Washington. Ho has evidently kept
his Government so well .Informed of the
strength of the national support behind Pres
ident Wilson that it has concluded It is pru
dent to yield to his demands. A less astute
diplomatist might have made the mistake
that Bryan made, when he assumed that the
President was talking simply for political
effect at home. He has been a faithful and
efficient servant of tho Kaiser, and he has
served the cause of American friendship with
Germany with equal success.
ljrrjnHE charge to the Grand Jury of Cobb
.. county, ueorgia, assembled ''to ferret out
any crime alleged to have been committed
within your County," Is too subtle, too spe
etous, too damnably righteous, to pass with
out notice.
Judge Patterson, who delivered the charge,
)8 evidently a cautious man. "It has been
published broadcast over the world that a
lynching has recently occurred In Cobb
County," he says, with a slight touch of re
entment In his tone. Lynchlngs are such a
private affair In Cobb County, and getting
ne's name into the papers Is so vulgar!
"Tour oaths bind you to honestly, fairly
4 impartially make an Investigation of It,"
continues this pillar of the law, ruthlessly.
yerthrowlng the law of grammar as h over
throws the first principle of law, which Is
tfcat Justice shall be partial to' righteous
ness, shall look at, least slightly askance at
murder and rapine and theft.
'But It is not your duty to assume the role
pi secret service men, the role of detectives,"
'- the semifinal word to tho Jurors. nltrht. m
last! The role of detectives Is for detectives
te play. Those detectives must be sent to
Cabb County by tho State of Georgia; the
are entitled to every courtesy, to every ad,
wtileh the county can give them. The mem
W o' the Grand Jury, at the same time.
areetltled to treatment as honest men and
titer must be credited with expressing the
fceeat opinion of their neighbors when they
repert that Prank must have lynched him
eK. i
WASHINGTON dispatches on the possl
Wlity of peace ate bound to be frequenl
ta the next few weeks, but they are hardl
Mfcely to be. so humorous as the one which
Jmm Just been Issued. That one schedules the
0rmfl demands thus: Freedom of the seas,
freedom of Poland, recognition of the rights
f the Jews.
From a nation which has Just acceded to
Awerlcan demands for the fundamental free.
4tom of the seas, the first claim Is. Indeed, a
eTj Jest. From the nation which, with Its
Wr, holds two-thlrds of Poland and has
aever mafle the-least efforts to free that part,
the second demand is merely Ironical. The
third Afand Is simply irrelevant,
Peece or those terms' could be declared
twnorrow. The great misgiving Is that ne
eta knows what Germany means by her own
rata, ena no one half believes that she
fimrrhe,t she says.
AWllJjfCB LOWELL, president of
utawwy, ns summarised,
P"m way, the alms of tho
,T league 'to Knforra
In eewtieie in the Attamio
ha j:
jare.fK.as4 eitl four point. The
w ". ears ec y! iague alum
m$ y-'at the dtaaMtU e . tribunal er
. .' warn rasan IftlMHi 11
tmnih, thit tiie iita4orr vara ati oed.
Itr and unfrove imatfttUeiial la-
rt - ' i u -I r t .-., ).opos4s Is y MiM
ut -i ., .i a ; the laaat aavtlaKcterv it
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iu i 4 u u fiu.i, t!ire fan ha
aWiitU u, um. n lioviBi m. Liiexi.M at
carrying out the arbitrators' dcclnlons. In
full Hum the proposal Would yield only nit
extended warning-
Germany, under this plan, would hav
been compelled to submit Its grievances
to a tribunal. At onco Franco would ha
begun to arm. Ocrmnny at the same time"
would have expended Its last atom of effi
ciency on prcpnrntlon. England cbuld not
have entered the war without a counter-bill
of complaint. The League to Enforce. Ponce
would suddenly have found Itself n League
to Enlarge Armaments.
There Is no high Jmtlco In our present
method of declaring war. Hut to give warn
ing, to Insure the highest degree of fright
fulness, Is not going to mend matters very
THE pre-prlmary farco comedy has been
ployed to tho last act and the curtain has
gone down on a moving tableau called
"Harmony," with Davo Lane ns tho god
dess of peace placing ollvo wreaths on the
brows of McNIchol and the Vnres, while
Smith, as a "neutral" cherub, smiles duti
fully at It all.
The Varra pretended that they wcro going
to fight, but cither their ncrvo failed them
or they wero bought off by an agreement un
der which they aro to be allowed to continue
to get their sharo pf tho spoils of the system
of contractor bosstsm.
In either event tho Organization has suc
ceeded In perfecting Its plans for continuing
the Invisible government that Elihu Itoot de
nounced' In Albany last Monday. Smith Is
but a dummy for tho machine. Ho Is the
kind of a "neutral" pleasing to tho men who
pull the strings. He will glvo the bosses no
And the Republican voters, suppose! to be
free to select their candidates at the primary
elections without the Intervention of any
bosses, are graciously to bo allowed to ratify
tho acts-of the conspirators who played tho
farce In tho City Committee headquarters
yesterday afternoon.
The Invlslblo government has acted.
It Is now up to tho people who have the
power, if they choose to exercise It, to say
whether they like this sort of thing or not.
Paul stood by on a famous occasion, hold
ing the garments of the executioners whllo
they stoned a righteous man, and consented
to his death. Honest and representative gov
ernment cannot be stoned to death or chloro
formed or sandbagged without the consent of
the people. Tho criminal conspiracy, mas
querading to this day under the nnme of Re
publicanism, cannot sifeceed without tho
complacent acquiescence of the taxpayers In
the process of looting for which the Gang Is
now making preparation.
And the Gang, which knows no more about
Republican principles than about the theo
ries of esoteric Buddhism, is planning to call
upon the voters to consent to their own loot
ing In order that It may .be proved to the
nation that this is a Republican city.
Philadelphia and not the Gang Is on trial.
THE Government is slowly beginning to
understand the value of League Island
and its vicinity as a naval base. The ex
perts In the Navy Department have long
understood It, but they have to work with
a succession of lay Secretaries of the Navy,
who no sooner begin to know something
about their Job than they are nuccceded by
another layman who has to begin at the
The enlargement of the capacity of the
powder and shell magazines at Fort Mifflin,
for which contracts have been let, is part
of the program for making greater use of
the navnl station here. When the plans
of the strategists are finally approved by
Congress. League Island will be trans
formed Into the greatest naval base on the
Atlantic coast.
IT WILL not do for Philadelphia to b
blown with pride at Sergeant Fenn's re
port n dancing at the Municipal Band con
certs. Of 6760 couples, only 24 stood In need
of reprimand. Bo It seems that 672S couples,
or something perceptibly more than the nor
mal 99.64 per cent, mark, danced much and
danced decently under tho auspices of the
The city may be glad at this, but It should
not be proud, because decency Is a thing
that Is always to be assumed when the great
body of citizens Is In consideration. The
open dancing on the city's squares is a bright
tonlo answer to the seduction of the dancH
hall and the cabaret. Its attraction should
somehow be continued Into the winter.
Henry George it dead, but the single tax
movement seems to be alive.
Director Porter has a cold In his head. No
one has yet charged him with having cold
feet. '
The Prince of Wales has sworn neer to
take a German bride. "Nobody asked you,
sir," she said.
Mr. Wilson Is convinced that the Ken
tucky Democrats know a good President
when they see one.
Now that Dr. J. William While is back
from England the' anti-German agitation
will be resumed.
On those erms most anybody would ac
cept peace,
When 20? civilians will go into camp with
tho State Fencjble for three days to learn
something of military affairs., public in
terest Jn national defense Is pretty healthy
thank you. "
.The aeriaaa governor of Warsaw has
threatened with Imprisonment all natives
who refuse to el wiy, Germans. I, it po..
stble that Pojand la not like Belgium.' a
"happy German land?"
The court hotee that the previse of a
.'-. r. ff!f 0ln' but no -Uh the.
fcSS; 2L?TJimrn1 eBWt. Those
It's a Great Wnr, But It Hns Nothing
on tho Insurgency of Mrs. Jones,
Who Provides the World
With Gumption
O YOU know who really developed tho
utomobile? 'Twns Mm. Jones. Not
Henry Ford. Not Chalmers, nor Willys, jior
any of them really dovoloped tho nutomo
bile It was Mrs. Jones. AH that those
other fellows do Is to mnke automobiles. Mrs.
Jones buyH them! Not Mr. Jones. Mnko no
inlNlako nbout that. It's Mrs. Jones who
buys tho automobile.
And do you know why she buys lt7 Rome
times It's because sho rcnlly wnnts mio.
Oftenest Mrs. Jones wants nn automobile
becnuse Mrs. Smith, next door, hns got om;.
But Just consider how much more Mrs.
Jones hns done than to buy nn automobile.
Jones himself Isn't altogether a splnelcsi
person. When Informed that he Is going to
buy nn automobile, Jones Is npt to kick. He
Is sure to say ho can't afford It. Ho always
docs say that. And what he says Is dendly
true. But does that affect Mrs. Jones ono
partlclo7 It does not. What If Jones can't
afford an auto? What If there's no wny to
save up for one? What does a little thing
like that matter? There's n perfectly simple
way for tho Joneses to have an nuto. It's
for Jone- to make moro money.
The Woman With "The Punch"
So Jones takes on n little night work. Or
he works a little harder with his sales In the
daytime and doubles liH commissions. If
Jones himself can't think of ways and means
of making that extrn money, Mrs. Jones will
think of them for him. If left to himself,
Jones would never on earth have an nuto
Ho wouldn't have tho gumption to get one.
It's Mrs. Jones who generously provides him
with tho gumption.
Economists .say that tho auto Is a dead
Iosb to Its owner. It earns no money and It
eats up n lot. But only the brainless econ
omist says that. Every minute of Its ex
istence the auto Is paying a tremendous re
turn to Its owner. It's an Invisible return,
but It's Immense. It's taking Jones out Into
tho air. It's giving him health and pleasure.
It's widening his horizon. It's taking' him
to seo distant friends that he would not see
but for Its help. Above all, It's obliging
Jones to mako more money. It makes him
add a lot to the wealth of the country.
And who's doing all this? Mrs. Jones.
She's got the punch.
Who Is responsible for tho enormous devel
opment of tho summer outing among us, with
travel abroad or at home, or ncrhaDs a
month at the shore or In the mountnlns?
Mrs. Jones. Again Jones would never have
the gumption to provide himself and his fam-
uy witn an outing but for Mrs. Jones. She
sees to that. Vou may make up your mind
that when Mrs. Smith goes to the mountnlns
for four weeks Mrs. Jones Is going to the
shoro for five. Let Jones growl ns he pleases
about tho expense, about tho time It will take
him from his business. Let him prove as
ho will that he can't afford It. Mrs. Jones
knows better. She's going to the shore, and
she's going to tnke Jones with her. Onco
again the result is that, by hook or by crook,
Jones makes tho money. He also takes the
vacation which immediately benefits him
precisely as Mrs, Jones foresaw. That month
by the shore fills Jones with new pep. He
comes home a bigger man with new Ideas In
his head. He's met other men and broad
ened himself by the contact. Those four
weeks at the shoro have made him a bigger
Jones. And ho not merely pays for those
four weeks Just past, but he makes enough
money for six weeks next year, or perhaps
a visit abroad,
But who made that man Jones make more
money? Who lifted him out of his rut and
got him In the way of bigger business Ideas?
The answer Is Mrs. Jones.
Who keeps religion alive today? Mrs.
Who reads all the books and keeps litera
ture alive? Mrs. Jones. Who sees to It that
on election day Jones has his breakfast a
little early, and so gets to the polls beforo
going to work and votes against child labor?
Generally It's Mrs. Jones.
A World Mover Is Mrs. Jones
Mrs. Jones is aching for the ballot herself
Just now. On every count she should have
It. Chiefly she should have It because giving
her tho ballot Is an extension of democracy.
All the other arguments fade away besldo
that one. Doubling tho number of voters
doubles the chance of getting a little more
brains Into an election. It doesn't matter a
bit If Mrs. Jones Is a shade disappointed
with the ballot when she gets It. The bal
lot Isn't a magic wand that you have only
to wave In an Impressive manner to make the
world perfect. The chances are that Mrs.
Jones Is going to be vastly disappointed with
the ballot as a means of purifying the world.
But what of It?
The Important part Is not that Mrs. Jones
shall get the ballot. The truly Important
thing Is that she shall want It. By wanting
the ballot Mrs. Jon.s shows that she Is dis
tinctly up and coming. We've got the Idea
that this world war Is the outstanding phe
nomenon of the time. It's nothing of the
sort. The outstanding phenomenon of the
time Is this enormous Insurgence of Mrs
Jones. It's a truly great war. But it has
nothing on Mrs. Jones. She's going to go
on long after this poor war is finished
You'd better not scoff at "the cause"; bet
ter not laugh at this woman's movement.
You're only laughing at yourself If you do
You may be irritated at Mrs. Jones for her
everlasting butting in. You ought td be
proud of her Instead. Don't forget that Mrs.
Jones is the other half of the race. And Isn't
It a good thing, on the whole, that Mrs.
Jones has waked up? Don't you see what
she's doing? She's doubling the volume of
..wP, wmi muvea me world. She's stlmu.
latlng and quickening Jlfe. She wants things
to get a move on. She wants Jones to get
a move qn. She'e making him a better voter
a better money-maker. She's giving hint
laws that he never had, autbs that he never
had. pleasures and health that he would have
been too lazy to go out and grabl
You've got to hand Jt to Mrs. Jones.
Georgle and Victor and Teddy. Victor and
George and T,a-all that Is left of the haplJe,
Bull Moose. Its stomach. Its tell and Its hVxl
San Antonio Express, ru.
-J,.!!!8 Mx bandits were really Un e
? tif.0"'? pl'a1 "iweeaelty as n excuai
for tr lHalon -of TW Having- ratenH
' '' ". ' WSA!
Views of Readers on the Municipal Campaign, Civic Conditions in
Philadelphia, Workmen's Compensation, the European War in
America and Other Topics of Timely Interest
To the Eititor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir It Is well worth bearing In mind that the
critical porlnd In the history of the Pennsyl
vania compensation net Is Just beginning. Much
depends on the cnpaclty for administration
shown by the members of the board. If tho
bOiird does not prove Itself' equal to Its great
tnsk It would have been much better to have
stuck to the plan of a court administration. But
thero Is as yet nothing to worry about. There
Is every promise that the board will perform Its
duties with ability nnd tact. The employers
have ceased to war on the net. All-around co
operation Is In prospect. The public, too, has a
duty to perform, nnd that Is to watch the prog
ress of compensation In Pennsylvania In the
next yenr without hastily Jumping to conclu
sions on every kick of tho chronic grumblers.
The jrrnoral spirit should be one of helpfulness.
A majority of the States have adopted compen
sation nets. Not one has yet chanced its mind.
Pennsylvania, It Is snfo to say, will not be the
first to turn ltr face backward. S. H.
Philadelphia, September 2.
To the Kitltor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir After reading In tho columns of the Jew
ish papers what kind of horrors and riots the
Jewish people of downtown are experiencing of
late, ' I think It Is an injustice to tho
Jewish ns well as all the. downtown citizens
Jo have a lot of Ignorant boys (like wo have
downtown, which 1 am very sorry to say) take
things In their own hands, without even In
serting an article In the English papers to let
them feel ashamed of themselves and see their
wrong doings. I nlso am of the strong belief
that It Is your duty as a newspaper to publish
this news as well as any other news which Is
of public Interest.
I also want to state that Unless occurrences
of this kind are published In the English
papers as well aR the Jewish papers, and have
all the true citizens of this city express their
opinion about it. whether It Is right or wrong
because it Is a Jew. South Philadelphia will be
losing somo of her beet citizens, many of whom
have already moved, and others who are about
to do the same, because no person with com
mon sense wants to live among people whom
you can't civilize and who insist on doing tho
wrong thing without being punished.
I close my letter by asking you once more
to please give this letter a little consideration
by Inserting It in your paper, because It Is of
mucn interest to all citizens not alone the Jew
Ish citizens, because after all nil riiWonu or,
Mi . ....v.i. nu, uuus hid ucw- i
dike regardless of what nationality they may
be- , M , WILLIAM CEASAlt.
Philadelphia, September 2.
To the Editor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir Many thanks for your vigorous editorials
on the mayoralty campaign. I congratulate
you on making the use you did of Senator
Root's recent speech on the Invisible govern
mentone of the greatest speeches in tho po
litical history of a generation by the most com
manding figure in American public life today.
Philadelphia, September 2.
To the Editor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir I read with considerable Interest the letter
from "Scandinavian" on divers matters per
taining to the European war. Of course, like
all supporters of Germany, he does not advance
any arguments, simply makes assertions, and
these as Insulting as permissible In print. If
"Scandinavian's" letter Is to be taken as a
sample of the reasoning or lack of It of, as he
says, the most enlightened, purest-blooded stock
In the world. It would Indeed be a pity. In
Scandinavia I know that people of his type are
a very small minority, although by persistent
howling In the newspapers and otherwise they
try to give people the Impression that they are
a majority. In Germany no doubt the majority
thinks tike "Scandinavian"; in fact, every sen
tence In his letter Is "made In Germany." The
same nttltude of superiority toward the rest of
the world has Jong been one of the character,
lstlcs of official Germany, iur.
Why the editor, as .proposed by "Scandina
vian," should pick out a "tiny child In the
street" of th.e same dimensions as the supposed
English,, minimum requirements for the army
which "Scandinavian" calls the standard or
why the editor should stand up In moving 'pic
ture shows and lecture on his views on the war
seems a puzzle, but I suppose from his language
that to "Scandinavian's" mind It would be a
brave thing to do. Other people would call it
i A v.ScaI!dlnavlf 1:" t0 ludce tt0" ' Utter,
h. a big. husky fellow and a great fighter, he
ought to go over to Germany and have a good
time beating back the small English soldiers,
. "E"rCAN'" no"N IN SWEDEN.
Philadelphia, September 2.
To the Editor of the Evening Ledger:
Slr-I note he short editorial "Two Cities" In
the Evening Lepoer which concludoa with-.
"Hut there are more two-storied homw hT
New Yo?k!" tha" the" Br ,0b'ter P010' '
Row after row, block after block, every house
Ike every other house, not a ehadow of a new
Idea of arrangement, while the architects lcAn
on, robbing us of God's sunshine? glvlne
r " ' more of h.r same oM fype
Knounh to drive ono to madness by the vv
sameness. It might be a blessing to hear
wra of your architects take In sgtne of the
lobzt.r pe.lace-t might shake them out of
their letharglo condition. They tnleht Wok
around King, and Queens Counties o7 ren the
H.ronr .V 8ee ome of o two-family TouMa
there, then go further-to ponservatlve N?i
JSngland-.ee what the Doston suburb h.v to
u tii . or ,h. "':" ?!" ' lX
arjA'srjvSSaS I
or bettor still go down to Salem Itself and seo
I the process of regeneration that this "back
' number" witch city is going through, supply
ing Ideal homes for people In moderate clr
I cumstances. Hist! a great fire Is not without
j Us blessings. Don't prattle too much nbout the
.rentness of your city until you have cleaned
1 out tho rookeries nnd abolished the alleyways
In the heart of your city. Shame on Philadel
phia and Phlladelphlans for tolerating these
i archaic conditions. There Is something econom
i Ically wrong with your real estate problems
here. Moro "To Let" signs on houses than any
I rity I have ever passed through, and I have
I pasted through a lot.
Tho Evn.vi.vo Ledger, more than any other
paper, has shown a. disposition "to see the
llRht.' Practice humility for awhile and study
how your neighboring cities are handling this
vital problem. Bring all the force you com
mand to work for the betterment of these con
ditions nnd when yojr efforts show actual re
sults tho multitudes will rise up and call you
"bleysod." HUMILITY.
Philadelphia, August 30.
To the Editor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir Among nil this wrangle between the dif
ferent parties and their candidates for Mayor
of one of tho largest and most Influential cities
'n the Union one which by Its early history
In the forming of this wonderful Republic of
tho United States of America should stand
forth as a shining light of patriotic government
of the people, for the people and by tho peo
ple: among all this wrangle of greed and lust
for oUlce and Its spoils, not one word has been
sald-by cither side of what the candidate would
do for tho peoplo who are expected to put him
In this coveted office,
People of Philadelphia! We have a right to
demnnd from our candidate certain things.
Let the majority decide what. Shall we be
dumb-driven cattle, or shall we demand our
rights? And what are these rights which ou.
platform shall be based upon? First, work for
every unemployed man in Philadelphia.
By demanding a great underground sewer
for all the offal emptied Into the Schuylkill and
Delcware Rivers, transforming these foul and
smelling streams, a constant menace to the
health of us and our fellow citizens Into God
glvcn rivers, where children and grown people
alike -an bathe and boat and swim. Improve
me uaniis oi tnese rivers so tho children of
the, congested district can Bhaveg?een "Snks
ine nanus or these rivers so tho children of
tO lie On, and Cet soma froah nil- riurlnr- tha
heated summer season. That Is what God In
tended these streams for not for sewers!
By repairing and keeping the streets re
paired during the whole year. Every one who
drives any sort of vehicle knows what a dread
ful condition our streets are In.
By rebuilding tho foul tenements on modern
sanitary lines, with a centre park playground
and bathing space for each blook of houses;
cutting out some of the side streets; having ar
bltrnry housing laws by which the poor shall
have cheap rent and be kept from overcrowd
ing to fill the pockets of greedy overlords.
This, with the proposed subway Improvement,
ought to give every able-bodied man In Phila
delphia employment for at least four years
and then we can begin on parks and civic Im
provements until we have a City Beautiful and
a people happy and well fed and clothed.
ni.ii , , ... SARAH HOPE.
Philadelphia, August 31.
To the Editor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir-What does Mr. Douglas Mclntyre mean
when he writes of Leo Frank's "trial or rather
trials?" Frank had exactly one trial.
The Supreme Court of Georgia was appealed
to for a second trial, but according to Georgia
law, this court Is forbidden to grant new trials,
except on Questions of legal error. It la not
allowed to review the evidence with regard to
wlti. nE?C?nSe- ..Frank, appeal wa. denied
but the Chief Justice of the Court and one
jo), dissented from the majority opln-
n,1hcno ",e CRI"L Cllme un befor the United
States Supreme Court the decision of the ma
jority was (Justice Hughes and Justice Holmes
dissenting) that this case Involved no Federal
question, and, therefore, the decision of the
Geoigla Supreme Court In refusing to grant a
'-' .... iiuv uv overruiea.
Ventnor, N. J., August 30. '"i-.
Indebtedenss of Municipalities Is $67 31
Per CapitaTime to Consider Economy.
wReronrwhft- aJESSTB tax
collector? how js each of your dollar, divided
l!ft.!litl" Vttri0U" bulnt"e which you hat2
duct for you?0"' coroml",on " Condl to con
It 1. not a small matter, this city busln.
Turlng the year lll m cities with f"'
tlon of more'than 30.000, "eXVluiA'
VTti&T1 Hem' f th "n"iur'e70w,8r.
'aU'::::""- wmm
Fire DeDartmanii ..." T,0W,090
Water Supply
" w 18,000,000
....,.,.,.... ,. 28,000,00
,',, loi.oeo.oao
Sinking- Fund ...
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nonas jeiireq
f ., tft.ttsaea
Var tha 1M -itu ....-. .
the 10-y.ar period tipSTSm to Ml t Inn ? Hf0r
this decade it wae f ounTS.V .l"1' " lina;
, io.v..; IJ-V ."""" "Y n kept for
sS ffiSSS
" V l
.. .J. At i-aCA sr
Highway? SWOO.OOO
CharUle. .! ' UX0
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assets of all cities over 30,000 wns 4.1 billions.
Against this should bo placed a gross debt of
2 6 billions. A considerable proportion of this
debt, however, was offscf by sinking funds so
that tho total net debt was only 1.9 billions, or
n per cnplta net debt of $6GSl, From the fact
that municipal bonds to the amount of, 454 mil
lions wcro retired In ISH we might be led to
think that the cities wero ranldlv navlnir off
their debts; but on tho contrary, during this
year tho not dent of tho cities In this group
Incioaseil about 148 millions. Of tho total In
debtedness of 2.6 billions, moro than 450 million
was Incurred In providing wnter supply sys
tems for tho cities, nnd upon this Indebtedness
n reasonable return can bo expected.
The other items for which tho largest debt
was Incurred wero:
Highways $3S5,0OO,00d
School buildings 270,000,000 '
Sewers 168,000,000
Most of the cities are Increasing tho valua
tion of their permanent property and public
Improvements faster than their debts, but when '
we consider that the Indebtedness of the United
States Is only $10.83 per capita, while that ot
146 of our largest cities Is $67.31, it is time to
consider municipal economy. Prof. William B.
Bailey, of Yule University, In tho Independent
What tho social welfare movement needs to
day Is less talk and more action. Grand Rapids
The Root address Is one of the great political
luimmariis or tne generation. Washington
American dovelonment him hithortn j.n
largely dependent on foreign capital. Tho war J
win inane mar. source ror a long tlmo unavail
able. So that America will have use and oven i
exireme, vital need for the bulk of its own cap!-
mi iur us own purposes. Detroit Free Press.
"Dearly beloved Haimony," said Brother; Will
iam Vare,
"Thou nrt my one and only goal oh, fairest of '
tne tair.
For Jim and Boles I do not care,
Nor for the Mayor's lordly chair.
jsror who shall sit within it, love, so Ions aa ;
mou nrt mere.
"Dearly beloved Harmony," said Jim and Dav.
and Boles,
Tho whllo they shook with sudden mirth and
multitudes of Joys;
"We're glad to see you mnko a noise, J
Your lateness quite upset our poise:
Oh, lsn t this a tasty dish to set before the I
"ys- W. A. McG,
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