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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8. 1915
RECESS OF CONGRESS
GIVEN TO PREPARATION
OF MANY MEASURES
' Arrangement of Committees
OcQtipies important, x .
in Tasks Before Na
.GALLINGER SEES WILSON
'" rirHelSTnilcdVuh the prcmra
, recess."6. nciiiB UKBesteil by
L. pfeilcnt n his message yesterday
thj In tie final arrangement of the
ana, '" ,, mm llccs In both houses which
:?K" j'te measures after their
'"rtfll'wilson today was Informed
Slflo He, ubllcans would not nht
lu wMarcdnVs pioBi-a mlt It were kept
51tS cMicu". Bstmtor Oalllnger, one of
out Of eaiiLu. i.nrinra whom the
8.l iwt h. W for a conference.
TTi7 nltl 1 lm tor nearly half un hour.
ay promises to be a biff day In both
iffi tharth P. eparedneH bills mlvo
ffil by U.c Administration will be readi
er Introduction when Congress recon
nci. but much Interest centres about
th, battle which Senator Hoke Smith, of
taorria. promises to open against the
hK blockade of neutral ports In north-
It EUTeS Viewing the British pot
m 'enB"'.t .n,ir!in commcrco since the
" iiuaiiii lint) iirmmrpii h.
mflhrcnk of the war mitt warning KrR
land hi substance, that the Unlttd States
will rc-ort to the most vigorous rctall
(nrv measures to maintain Its rights
"IIJSS the seas against Urltlsh Interfer-
l,Tho Senate commltteo assignments are
to.be announced Thursday. It la under
stood thut "scar Underwood, ux-majorlty
lender In the House, has declined n place
on the Senate Finance Committee, and
that his most Important assignment will
be on the Appropriations Committee.
Keen competition for the few llrpubll
1 ." ...i. tl.n I" liln- r.ommlttccs
of tho House mny prevent committee as-
f. flcnmcnts being announceti u --".
I Minority Leader Mann Is making every
effort to finish tho assignments, so that
f- ROOSEVELT ASSAILS
,, WILSON'S MESSAGE
Conllniifil from face One
elocution and Mr. Wilson's action nro In
Hat contradiction. Ills elocution Is that
of a Byzantine Logothctc and Hyzantlno
Logothetcs wero not men of action.
"President Wilson Bays that wo have
been put to tho tost In tho caso of Mex
ico and havo supplied a 'heroic principle
to tho case of Mexico.' Of nil posslblo
adjectives that could bo found In tho Eng
lish language by tho most mlnuto search
en the part of tho most subtle dialectician,
It would not be posslblo to find ono more
Inappropriate to tho Administration's
course In Mexico than the adjective
heroic' Tho President has eaten his
words and recognized Carranza.
"President Wilson ndvocatcs as nec
ettary certain propositions for putting
this country In n state of preparedness.
In his message one year ago ho said such
propositions wero hysterical and Improper,
i am giad that ho nus changed his mind.
"The proposal to purchase ships By tho
tTMiHnrtt rtwnrnmrnt Is n. rtronasal to nro-
f inl private business undertaking tho
) permanent revival 01 mo American omy-
' ,rt. TYi-AotriAnt fnllft tn mnlee a slnirlo
r constructive recommendation as regards
'industry. Tho most noteworthy part of
tne message ia nun, miikii oo m ...-
. .. ... . - ,.. nntlnnnl ontn,.'
B est mreais uguumi. ui luunw o......,,
I come from citizens of the United States
born under other nags. In this he is cor-
Ik "ir intoa that wa n rn vvlthnut acle-
1-P . ,- i .1MI ...1.K thn altimttnt. If
MUtile 1UWH IU UVUI l.l fc.iu ......... .w... --
President Wilson has not adequate power,
ho should tell us exactly what ho wishes
In order to get tho adequate power.
"As a matter of fact, Mr. Wilson Is
himself responsible for most of tho con
ditions of which he complains. Ho has
met a policy of blood and Iron with a
policy of milk and water."
RAP WILSON'S MESSAGE
LONDON, Dec. 8. British newspapers
attack President Wilson's message In
their editorial columns today.
"We cannot say that Mr. Wilson's
theory of morals will Increase the re
pect of the outer world for tho official
attitude of the White House," says the
Pall Mall Gazette. "The educated bet
ter classes of America will bn unable to
Imitate tho equanimity with which Presl-
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There Is nothing
"Juat aa eood."
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is the title for a new page in the Magazine Section of the
Sunday Public Ledger. It is a page- of suggestion, informa
tion and instruction. Next Sunday's page contains the open
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man's Camp," an article on how to make a bobsled, notes on
"The Winter Birds," Boy Scouts ot America, Science and
Invention, Jack Horner's Corner, etc.
It is a page which will interest readers of those ages when,
more is learned than at any other time of life and when all
things ought to be correctly and sensibly understood, appre
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Your boy should read the Young America page in
PUBLIC sgi& LEDGER
dent Wilson contemplates Germany's
career of treachery and torture."
Tho Westminster Gazette Issues an
appeal, saying: 'We appeal to the Amer
ican people, that, If they nre unable to
Jielp us by positive assistance, not to
hinder us by asserting neutral rights of
commercial Interests to the prejudice of
our naval power."
The Globe, alone of all the London
newspapers, today professed to see possi
ble danger for other world powers In
I resident Wilson's demand on Congress
yeslortlny for Increases In the American
Army and Navy.
"It will strlko every one," said the
Globe, "ns significant, oven ominous, that
the message was so Insistent upon tho
necfsslty of adequate provision for na
tional defense." ,
Tho afternoon papers voiced editorial
approval of President Wilson's attack on
"hyphenates," but certain newspapers
took tho President to tnsk for remain
ing silent regarding Germany's alleged
policy of frlghtfulncss.
The Dally News .tnys' "t Is doubt
fill whether the Monroe Uoctrlne will
over bo tenable again, experience having
shown that the United States can no
longer rely on political Isolation rounded
on geographical detachment, which has
largely lost Its meaning."
The V)nlly Nowb argues that It Is only
the Urltlsh navy which today stands In
effective defense of tho Monroe Doctrine
and that "If Germany were victorious In
this wnr the United Stales' guarantees of
the lndcpoiitlpr.ee of the Stntes of South
American would not be worth the paper
oil which thnt doctrine Is written."
The Dally Chronicle says! "After the
amazing revelation of Ocrman machina
tions, one would bo surprised If the United
States tolerated tho present condition of
thlrgs much longer. It would be strnngo
It the American people did not Insist on
strong mensures to restore security .of
life and property."
Comments of newspapers. In New York
nnd other cities on the President's mes
sage to Congress follow
NUW YOIIK STAATS-ZKITUNO
Tho President demands new laws so
ns to apply them In these mysterious
enscs; so that' suspicion. Insinuations
nnd denunciation may be given the
character of evidence for convictions.
And that Is a presidential message to
Congress! A docum6nt more Hhame
less than this Is not recorded In the
iinnnls of Ariierlcan history.
NKW YORK TIMES
Cunnrmlng and continuing the, tradi
tions of a century, the President's ad
dress to Congress rcllecls his and the
people's vision of thef great destiny of
tho nation nnd embodies him and their
sense of tho duty to erect safeguards
against perils without and within. No
message .or address to Congress since
that memorable utterance In which
President Monroo proclaimed the doc
trine which President Cleveland tnrc
quarters of a century .later declared to
bo "applicable to every stogo of our
national existence" has been exclusive
ly devoted to tho greater problems of
tho nation, tho problem of assuring Its
growth with peace, with safety nnd
with honor. Within the scope of tho
President's vision llo not merely the
Immediate and pressing questions of the
day, but those of coming nnd far off
NEW YOItK WOULD
No other part of that 'addrcBs wns so
momentous as thoso paragraphs In
which the President nsserted thnt' "the
gravest threats against our peace and
safety have been uttered within our
own borders." To deal with this Issuo
of sedition Is thcbeglnmng of national
defense. Neither armies nor navies can
offer security to a .nation If Its own
population Is honeycombed with dis
loyalty, and If allegiance to tho Con
stitution Is a lying nnd fraudulent
NEW YOItK SUN
Even with the new light thnt has
como to his discerning vision, even with
tho consciousness of an approaching
presidential election In which an ob
stlnnto resistance to the will of tho peo
ple would mean certain political dls
aster.lt cannot have been an easy thing
for Mr. Wilson to have written the ad
mirable paragraphs urging provision
for a more adequate defense. Let tho
great credit that Is hts Just due for this
manly retraction be awarded to tho
NEW YORK TRIBUNE
The now Wilson message holds out
little light o CongreBS or the country.
Tho President Is a follower, not a
leader In the matter of military prep
aration. Congress should take up the
task where he has left It, and try to
rise to the full height of a great duty
that of adequately forearming the
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Unlterl Htatcs ngalnst tho political after
effects of the Kuropean war.
No mention Is made of modifications
of the lawn nlTectlng business, except
a cryptic paragraph respecting the
railroad. It Is a pity that Mr. Wilson
with his great command of fcllcltlous
expression docs not permit himself
plain speech at this point.
nUTIlOlT l'UHK PItESS
President Wilson sees the light. The
Issue on prcpnredncss for tho United
States against tho appalling ovils ot
war was never before so acute as It Is
now, when tho fearful results of un
preparedness arc vividly Impressed
upon the consciousness of the Ameri
can people, It will be the solemn and
patriotic duty of tho 64th Congress to
make sure thnt our country shall not
bo exposed to tho devastation which
alien conquerors have lnlllctcd upon
Belgium and Serbia and Poland.
TWO HURT IN COLLISION
Mother and Child Injured When Auto
An automobile belonging to 8. V. T.
Brock, of SUMiuthanna root, Ablngton,
and driven by his chauffeur, Robert
Ilanna, crushed Into tho renr of a wagon
driven by Hugh Frnnkcnllcld, of Willow
Mrs. Ilanna, who, with her 2-ycnr-old
son, wur In tho rear scat, arc In tho Ab
lngton Hospital, tho woman with a frac
tured arm and the child suffering from
cuts and bruises. Their condition Is not
serious. The driver of tho car nnd tho
wagon escaped Injury.
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ARRIVED IN CONGRESS YESTERDAY
UNDERWOOD TO OFFER
RAILROAD RATE BILL
Alabama Senator Believes In
terstate Commission Should
Have Power to Regulate
WASHINGTON. Dec. 8.-Doubt ns to
what purpose President Wilson Intended
to Indicate by his reference In his annual
message to railroad legislation was some
what cleared by Senator Underwood, of
Alabama, today following a talk with the
Pn-sldent. Underwood Is understood to
havo suggested the portion of the mes
sage dealing with railroads.
Underwood Intimated he would present
a bill calling for a commission to make
n thorough Investigation of all railroads
and learn Just what Is to bo done for
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power to regulate all rates and to es
"Hut until we know how far to go In
this question," ho said, "we must estab
lish beyond a doubt what tho present
faults of the system are nnd what may
be done to remedy them. This could bo
accomplished by the commission suggest
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Post, of New York, president, and in
cluding II. II. Westlnghotlse and W. I
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proved the Investigation suggestion.
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1 beverages on the human brain the Rochester Herald says:
'""TOTAL abstinence propagandists have placarded various
1 American cities with notices to the effect that 'science says'
that even moderate indulgence in alcohol retards thinking for
hours, and they sloganize their placards with 'safety first.'
ISjOW, our total abstinence friends are committing an act of
N intellectual dishonesty when they put out these placards,
because science does not say what they assert that it says. Of
course, certain men of science do, and if they were content to put
the matter thus, there would be no complaint to make, but in thei
desire to be impressive these total abstinence advocates declare
that 'science says' so, although there is no consensus among men
of science in reeard to what the effect of alcohol upon 'he human
Live Longer Than
I Total Abstainers
to all but total abstainers that some persons seem to be able to do
better work after moderate indulgence in alcohol than without
such indulgence. Addison has come down to us in history as the
finest conversationalist of his time, but it is said that without the
gentle stimulus of wine he was quite unable to speak interestingly.
And one need have no hesitation in saying that if all the intellect
ual products of the world's total abstainers could be put into one
scale, and all the products of the world's drinking men could be
put into the other, we should be amazed at the meagerness of the
total abstainers' product."
FROM the above article it is once more clearly shown that it is
a FALLACY "to say that the moderate indulgence in alco
holic stimulants is a deterrant to intellectual endeavor. And the
best proof of this FALLACY is the FACT that many of the
world's greatest thinkers have been temperate users of alcoholic
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VANDERLIP IN STEEL MERGER
Control of Cambria and Rcploglc Syn
dicate Shares Will Be Vested in
Financier's Hands, Says Report
Prank A, Vanderllp, president of the
Notional City Dank of Now fork, la re
ported to be tho person In whom control
of upwards of 450,000 shares of Cambria
Steel Company and 240,000 shares of the
Iteploglo syndicate will be vested before
the end of tho week as tho first move In
the formation of a huge steel merger.
Tho persistency of tho rumors relative
to the now combine has given them
weight In financial circles nnd brisk sales
of Cambria Steel on the Philadelphia Ex-
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Pour-Year-Old Walter Hcnsley, Jr.,
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By a Staff Corrtsponiteni
WASHINGTON. Dec. 8. Walter lions
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though his father la recognized ns tho
leader of the "little navy" men In tho
House. Young Walter sat on his father's
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FACT is a real state of things. FALLACY is an appar
ently genuine but really illogical statement or argument,.
mtna ana Dcay is, ana until tnere is such, a consensus it win oe
advisable for people who respect intellectual honesty to be mo-c
modest in their assertions.
'()NE hears every day that even moderate drinking shortens 3
v- human life, but there are men of science who believe the 3
exact contrary to dc true, unc oi
years ago to prove that while the
the average, than the immoderate
on the average, lived longer than
'TIE overwhelming number of scientists whom -we have
1 known have been moderate drinkers, and we have heard
some of their discourses after they had been drinking; and if it be
true that their drinking did retard their thinking while discoursing,
it was doubtless a blessed thing, for otherwise we might not have
been able to take in all that they had to say. It is a fact well known
lap nnd listened to President Wilson,
read his message, ndvocatlng material In
creases In the army nnd navy yester
day. When the President finished read
Ing his "catalogue of ships" In the five
year building program for tho navy, I
year-old Walter applauded.
Walter's elder brother was a paffo lit
tho House last year, but during tho cam
palgn last fall ho went to all tho
neighbors and urged them to vote against
his father. His campaign wns made, hrt
explained, because he would rather Hro"
at homo In Missouri than In Washing
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ineni wrote a uook omy a icw
total abstainers lived longer, on
drinker, the moderate drinker
the total abstainer.
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