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PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 57, 1915.
The guilty dodge tcicii you sloop to pick
PORK VEKSUS PATRIOTISM
!J J. tho pas
be that Congress Ik po sordid that
passage of tho national defense bills
can bo prevented by rolling the port: barrel
In their path. Claude Kltrhln and his asso
ciates in opposing tho President's program
( have been in Washington long enough to
know the temper of tho Congressmen. They
know what can be done by an appropriation
for a. public building or for Improving the
rivers or harbors In breaking down opposi
tion among tho members, and tho members
have too often refused to support tho party
program unless their associates would ngreo
to make an appropriation for their districts
for any one to bo Ignorant of tho way to
Now, at a time when every lawmaker
should bo thinking nationally, If not Inter
nationally, plans are ready to open the pork
barrel and to make so great demands upon
tho national resources for "Internal Improve
ments" that it will bo found impossible to
raise tho money needed to enlarge tho army
and strengthen tho navy.
It ought not to be possible for such a
coarse and sordid program of bribery to find
a slnglo advocate after It Is brought out Into
the open. There may be districts which
would re-elect a Congressman who went back
homo and told his constituents that when
tho world was at war and his country was
in danger of being drawn Into tho conflict ho
voted In favor of an appropriation for a now
poatofllco In "your growing metropolis" In
stead of squandering tho national revenues
on more ships and moro soldiers. And thcro
may bo Americans so narrow-minded and
Bhort-slghtcd ns to applaud such a kind of
patriotism. But It is doubtful.
While publicity ought to defeat the pur
poses of Mr. Kltchln and those working with
him. It Is moro likely that these men will
chuckle with delight nt tho discovery that
their fiendish Ingenuity has been understood
VIENNA WILL FOLLOW BERLIN
THE lack of excitement concerning our
relations with Vienna Is attributable to
this fact, namely, that wo aro asking merely
the assumption by Austria of a program of
conduct already accepted by her principal
ally. It does not seem reasonable to assume
that Austria will assert privileges on the
high seas which Germany has already re
nounced, on paper. If not In fact.
Let It bo remembered, too, that In Vienna's
reply to our first note thero Is an obvious
Intent to excuse culpability on the ground
of Ignorance of tho position t..ken by the
United States In the several communications
to Berlin, an Intent which intimates a pur
pose on Austria's part not to defend the
murderous acts committed by its submarine
commander so much as to lay the ground
work for a new policy similar to that an
nounced by Its ally. It Is probable that
there will bo no Interruption of diplomatic
IT PASSES, does Christmas, In a rosy cloud
and, what with the oncoming of New
Year's Day, with Us resolutions, and post
Christmas shopping to take advantage of
bargains, and a wealth of other things, one
doesn't naturally stop to look back at it.
But It will well bear retrospect.
There could be found In tho Christmas of
1915, among other blessed things, faint Indi
cations of tho extension of the holiday. Ji
various suburbs of tho city communltj
Chrlstmases were celebrated, and more
candles were visibly placed throughout the
city to light the faltering steps of St.
Nicholas. In Boston Christmas Eve la cele
brated by the choirs of many churches
straggling up and down Beacon Hill, with
ancient torchlights, singing "Good King
"Wenceslaus'' and "Nowell" and "Adesto
Fjdeles." It is not too much to hope that
when the Parkway Is finished it will be
glorified by such an observance.
As the celebration spreads from the church
and the home to the community, so the spirit
behind it may be extended beyond the mere
time, of Christmas into the yer that follows.
It need not be thinned and adulterated in
order to go so far, Because the spirit of
Christmas is one of the few human things
which is not divided when shared, but
doubled; nor does the flame which is its
symbol burn low when it feeds, unscientifi
cally but truthfully, on the milk of human
THE END OF IT
THE fun has all died out of the Ford peace
expedition. The date set for Its Quixotic
triumph saw Mr. Ford himself, broken in
health ana unsatisfied of his great desire,
leaving bis part, with a few pathetic words,
unimaginably futile and moving. "Peace has
been given publicity," he is reported as say
ing, but ulas' the publicity of peace has been
(lentil for many months in the clamor of
afHU-ry ar-d the bitter (; of the starving.
Mr S'ni d rc4 fooLsbiy but he dred
atly II ts true that rr sire.l vluvegn
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EVENING LEDGEK PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, DECEMBER
crusade was the lit subject for tho smart Jibs
and tho cutting word. In adversity It takes
on. In spite of all Its bizarre nonsenso, some
thing of the tragic.
Certainly It Is to e hoped that tho remain
ing members of tho Peaco Expedition will
cither net with discretion or hurry home
ward, as their leader has been compelled to
do. And It Is equally to bo desired that tho
work for peaco will not bo thrown back by
this singularly Innusplclous tentative. Ono
cannot storm the citadel of peace; but that Is
ho reason why It should not be besieged with
stout hearts and the vnlor of faith.
HAS GEKMAXY SHOT HER BOLT?
Tltttrcn great campaigns, eneh Intended to
be dpelslve, the Kaiser nnd his allies have
In the first weeks of tho war Uioy drove
their perfectly organized machine ruthlessly
over tulned Belgium. Thero was, their ex
perts' had reported, no forco In Europe nblo
to resist them: nnd across their front stood
only tho hurriedly collected levies, compara
tively disorganized nnd ixjorly ofllccred, of
French nnd British. They overran northern
France, seizing 70 per cent, of Its manufac
turing capacity. Thoy swept to tho very
gates of Paris. Then Joffro somehow con
jured up n thunderbolt, and nt the Marne ho
hurled It ngnlnH tho Invaders. Thoy got no
further. Thoy stumbled, they halted, thoy
turned back: and from that day to this, In
long months of desperate fighting, tholr ad
vance lines have romnlnrd In the trenches to
which they then retrcnted. Thoy struck for
Pails nnd thoy lost. They side-stepped to
ward Calais and agnln collapsed. Every
month since has seen the power of tho Allies
on the western front Increased. The French
artillery has mot tho test. Campaign num
ber one. tho great drive Into France, was a
Next enmo the project to destroy the main
Russian army, whllo It was still weak In ar
tillery, nnd bring tho Czar to his knees be
fore help could come. It wns a great enter
prise, bravely and efficiently undertaken. It
saved Onllela and won Warsaw, but tho
main objective wns never won. Tho Russian
nrmy Ik still in the field, a moro capable
army than It ever wns before, bettor equipped
and better officered. Tho Russian Empire
has had no more than Its little finger hurt.
Its might crows day by day, and tho history
of tho last year proves that Russia Is still
Russia, a nation that rides to triumph on Its
defeats, and is novcr so formidable as when
Its armies have been driven back far Into
the hinterland. Glorious as the Russian cam
paign was for German arms, It was a failure,
and none realizes this better than Germnn
high command. Campaign number two was
Next, with Constantinople starving for
munitions, having by shrewd diplomacy won
tho Bulgarian Czar and deluded the Allies
Into failure to give proper assistance to their
Balkan ally, tho Kaiser began his drlvo
through Serbia, the most spectacular and
dramatic of all bis enterprises. Within a
few weeks ho virtually annihilated the Serb
ian army, than which there was none moro
capable or brave on earth. He won a routo
to Constantinople, revlctualed the Turkish
cannon and compelled tho practical aban
donment of the Allies' Dardanelles campaign.
But tho success of this enterprise was to bo
moral rather than material. It was to induco
among the Allies a willingness for peace. In
that purpose It has failed completely; first,
because tho possession of Constantinople
means nothing In Itself to Germany, snvo as
a base for operations; secondly, becauso tho
lino from Berlin to Constantinople Is men
aced at many points and tho guarding of It
will require thousands of men.
A campaign against Egypt nnd another to
ward India by way of Bagdad would bo In
vitations to defeat. Those far-flung forces
would have to be supplied with munitions
by Germany, tho demands on whoso fac
tories are already enormous. Sho has won,
therefore. In the Near East longer lines to
defend, another exhaust pipe leading from
tho reservoir of her resources. And none
who knows tho history of Serblnn nrms
doubts that she lost during the Serbian cam
paign at least as many men as did the
Meantime, pressure from Italy strengthens
and moro and more men aro required to de
fend Austria on that front. Of tho maximum
number of 8,000,000 men available for military
service In Germany at least 4,000,000 havo
been killed or Incapacitated. Yet thero are
longer lines now to be defended than ever
before. A vast Industrial nrmy Is required
at home. Each new drive means new holes
In the ranks which cannot bo refilled. What
was the flower of the German army 18
months ago has practically ceased to exist.
But tho armies of tho Allies, Inefficient to
begin with, In spite of losses, have gradually
flowered and give evidence of Increased
So, apparently victorious everywhere on
land, the German triumph Is now at Its
zenith and must soon begin to set. And on
the seas, where power so often has ulti
mately decided wars, the German flag Is no
where seen. Her sea-borno commerco has
been utterly destroyed. She wages, It Is true,
a sort of guerrilla warfare with submarines,
ut they can do nothing decisive. Meantime
'he English fleets guard the ocean highways,
over which flow to the Allies the product of
all the world that is at peace.
In finance the Allies are the stronger, In
food and In mass of numbers. Monthly they
decrease the disparity In supplies of muni
tions. Daily they aro learning from the
Germans themselves military efficiency. They
have discovered, too, that the Germans can
be held, that they are not invincible; and
the war, at first a defensive one, has become
a definite and set purpose on the part of the
Allies to wipe out forever the whole system
of militarism as developed by the Kaiser.
The end is not yet, nor is it very near; but
there is sound reasoning behind the refusal
of the Allies to consider terms of peace.
They believe, and so do some of the keenest
neutral experts, that Germany has shot her
bolt and by next autumn the whole charac
ter of the war will have been changed, with
the cause of the Allies decidedly in the as
cendant. Wa want a big-enough, not the biggest,
The Christmas snow was a little late, but
it got here Just the same.
Revolution In China is not new. The whole
country revolves once In every twenty-four
Lloyd-George for Prime Minister, they cry
In London. He is a Minister now, and a
prime good Minister,
"The General Stall." says Mr. Garvin, edi
tor of the Pall Mall Gazette, is the brain of
an army '" It was not In Napoleon's time,
and the only value of a, IVjuncH of War to
Urant lay jn hi own proneness to ignore Its
Tom Daly's Column
Lines That Have Been Suggesting Them
selves Each Morning Lately Between
8 nnd 9 o'clock
We never thought that tec would act
An iron-worker's joo, and vet '
When to this column's top we go
Each morning to get busy,
ll'c dare not vicio the space below,
For fear o) groxolng dizzy.
So, upon this morning after, we naturally
rejoice to find here, convenient to our hnnd,
tlil? long, safe nnd more or less ornate ladder
provided by n thoughtful contrlb:
Why (he Cruller?
"Why Is the cruller miscalled a doughnut in
Philadelphia?" B. W. C. demands to know.
"Rather, I should Bay, why I? the doughnut
that unmistakable and distinctive genus' of
doughnut which surrounds a circular nlr spare
miscalled a cruller? In half a dozen well
known Philadelphia pastry emporiums I have
been snlpplly Informed that a doughnut was not
n doughnut, nny, that on the contrary, to wit,
a doughnut wns a cruller.
"Coming of New England stock my earliest
memory datei back to tho doughnut with n holo
In It. Not that I gainsay tho round, compaot,
holeless doughnut. There havo long been such
nnd still arc such In somo New England homes
where the cullnnry arts have followed drab and
unimaginative forms. Webster, I confess, did
not mention tho holo In tho doughnut. Thero
Is hasty supercilious brevity In his definition:
a smali cake, Usually sweetened, often made
with yeast and fried In deep fat. Nor do I find
nny mention of tho hole In tho doughnut In tho
Century Dictionary's amplified definition.
"I will not take the positive stnnd that the
doughnut, per se. muBt havo a hole In It. 1
havo documentary proof that my grcat-great-grandmother
made them that way and so on
down the generations. When I first came to
sit nt breakfast with the grown folks the ap
proved and traditional Now England doughnut
was there. One of my earliest memories deals
with the twirling of a doughnut on my thumb
and of my deprivation of said doughnut for such
unseemly conduct. Aunts, uncles, cousins I oc
casionally visited did not deprlvo tho doughnut
of Its mnnlfest right to surround an npcrturo of
air space, no round nn air space as may bo con
trived either by tho aid of a doughnut form
punch or else by the simpler dovlco of twisting
a strip of dough round tho thumb.
"Havo you ever seen doughnuts strung on a
cane nnd bartered to urchins for n penny each?
I hnve. In Boston, In Providence, In linngor,
Maine; yes, and even In the sordid precincts of
Wall street, New York. Has nny one anywhere
ever seen crullers strung on a cane? Never.
"Coming to crullors, I find there need not be the
slightest occasion for controversy or quibble.
CIIULblUt Is Immediately derived from tho Old
Dutch noun KRULLEH, one who curls. And
there wan back of thnt the Middle Dutch verb
KItt'LLKN to curl. Manifestly a cruller must
bo curled or crulled. Thero Is that old lino I
remember dimly, 'All day sho crulled tho crljp
and crumbling cruller.' And yet your Philadel
phia pastry purveyors will Insist that the snored
holed and hallowed doughnut Is a cruller, and,
vlco vorsn, that an uncquivocably crulled cruller
Is a doughnut.
"Why this bootless perversity In the cradle of
What do you mako of this, gcntlo reader?
What says Washington Irving In "The
Legend of Sleepy Hollow"? This is It: "Such
heaped-up platters of enkos of various and
almost Indcscrlbnblo kinds, known only to
experienced Dutch housewives! There wns
tho doughty doughnut, tho tenderer oly koek,
nnd the crisp and crumbling cruller, etc."
"MIfs Delia keeper, than whom thero are no
finer girls, has made her mark In Kecksburg.
Her every smile Is a shining Jewel In her crown
of personality. As a music teacher she is
grnnd," says tho Kecksburg correspondent of
the Mt. Pleasant (Pa.) Journal; and ns a cor
respondent Is be not ditto?
Letters of Love
'rom "Hill's Manunl of Social
und llUNlness FormH." Copy
right, Thos. E. Illll, Chl
V ALL letters, tho love
letter should bo tho most
Among the written mls
plves they aro the most
thoroughly rend nnd re
read, tho longest preserv
ed, and the most likely
to be regretted In nfter
Jlow to IIckIii a I.ore
Some gentlemen, being
very favorably ImnreKseil
with n lady at first sight, and having
no Immediate opportunity for Introduc
tion, make bold, after learning her name,
to write her at once, seeking nn Inter,
view, the form of which letter will be
found hereafter. A gentleman In doing so,
however, runs considerable risk of receiving a
rebuff from the lady, though not always. It Is
better to take a little more time, learn thor
oughly who the lady Is, and obtain an Intro
duction through a mutual acquaintance. The
way Is now paved for the opening of n corres
pondence, which may be done by a note Inviting
her company to any entertainment supposed to
be agreeable to her, or the further pleasure of
her acquaintance by correspondence, as follows:
Ixjve nt I'lrkt Sleht
0(1, St., June 1, IS,
Dear Mla Ilawley:
You will, I trut. torsive (his abrupt ana plainly
spoken letter. Although I have been In your com
pany but once, 1 cannot forbear writing to you. In
riellance of all rules of etiquette. Affection la some,
tlmex of alow growth, but sometimes It springs up
In a moment. I left you last night with my heart
no longer my own I cannot, of course, hope that
I hate crcateJ any Interest In you. but will you do
me the great fnor to allow ma to cultivate your
acquaintance? Hoping that jou may regard me
favorably, I shall await with much anxiety your
reply. I remain.
69-1 St., June 1, 18.
Your note was a surprise to me, considering that
we hart never met until last evening and that then
our conversation had been only on commonplace
xubjects. Your conduct Ik Indeed quite strange.
You will please be so kind as to oblige me by not
repeating the request, allowing this note to close
our correspondence. Murlon Ilawley.
., , i. oa St , June 1, 18 .
Dear Sir Undoubtedly I ought to call you se
verely to account for your declaration of love at
flrst sight, but I really cannot And It In my heart
to do so, as I must confetti that, after our brief
interview last evening. I have thought much more
of you than I should have been willing to have
acknowledged had you not come to the confession
first. Seriously speaking, we know but very little
of each other, and yet we must be very careful
not to exchange our hearts In the dark. I shall
be happy to receive you here, us a friend, with
a view to our further acquaintance. I remain,
dear nlr, Marlon Ilawley.
Feeling the twinges of Incipient grip It Is no
great tratlafactlon to us to be told that It is
the genuine Russian Influenza, We could do
with a weak Imitation.
Opening for Foreign Correspondents
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APDRESS W . A. & S. I SMITH Pikeville Ky.
PikeUllt fKy.) Youhj ilountuinct.
The printer is a sober man;
He never takes a 3up,
And yet he Is an artisan
Who likes to set 'em up.
He also Is a kindly chap;
The rag he will not chew.
And if you should fall out with him
He will make up with you.
He's only Just a human man.
And sometimes steps aside;
But all the work the printer does
We rind is Justified.
But when he's running true to typo
Hqw he can swear, my eye!
One droppe4 j,js, p-j-p-e pjp
An4 it was p-1 pL
V iVSr5 "kJ'P
SOUNDING THE ATMOSPHERE
What tho Government Is Doing in Explor
ing tho Air
Tho depths of tho Fca nnd tho secrets they
hold have been explored by certain of the Got
nrnment's scientists for generations, but It Is
only In comparatively recent years that other
of tho Government's scientific workers hnvo
turned their attention upward nnd havo begun
to sound, with kites and balloons, Instead of tho
lend, tho almost limitless ocean of tho atmos
phere. In order systematically to advance these
explorations of tho nlr, which Is tho great Pan
dora's box of tho weather, tho Weather Iln
icnu Is Just now completing the Installation of
elaborate kite and balloon handling equipment
for upper nlr Investigations at its station near
The Government's upper nlr work was begun
nt tho old Mount Weathor observatory In Vir
ginia nearly ten years ago. Because, however,
of the deslro to secure data on tho eastward
moving storms in their enrly stnges, the Vir
ginia stntlon has been abandoned nnd the work
has been transferred to tho vicinity of Omnha,
where the disturbances first becomo well de
veloped nfter the disrupting Influence of tho
Rockies nio left behind.
The balloon work In tho West wns got
under wny much In advance of tho klte-flylng
activities since tho equipment of tho signal
service at Fort Omaha for producing hydrogen
gas for inflations lins been placed by tho Wnr
Department at tho scrvico of tho Weather Bu
reau. It has been necessary to Install n com
pleto kite-handling plant, however, nnd this has
been done on a forty-ncro farm secured for the
purpose about twenty miles west of Omaha.
The tract Is high, level and freo from timber.
In the very centro of It has been erected a re
volving reolhouso not unlike tho revolving room
of nn astronomical observatory. This structure
can bo turned, therefore, with tho wind, nnd
tho reel so placed In best position to play out
nnd wind In tho miles of fine piano wire which
tho Government klto filers substitute for the
small boy's cord. Electricity lias been called to
tho assistance of tho Weather Bureau's experts,
and will operate the reel since, by electrically
driven mechanism, nny d-islred speed can easily
and quickly be attained. To furnish the needed
power for this purpose nnd for tho machinery of
the well-equipped carpenter shop In which ;ho
scores of kites will bo manufactured, tho Gov
ernment Is Installing an electric generating
plant driven by gnsollno motor, and It Is only
the setting up of this machinery that Is lacking
to bring the new plant to completion.
When klto-fiylng operations are got under way
they will not be confined, ns Is tho small boy's
sport, to the blustery months of spring, but
will extend through tho sensons year In and year
out. Box kites will be used nnd they will be
sent nloft In "tenuis" of from six to nine, n new
klto being attached whenever tho weight of tho
wire begins to drag.
In the first kite are placed tho Instruments,
tho carrying of which nloft Is the object of tho
whole elaborate plan, and nit of the operations
are carried on within It. Theso Instruments
weigh between two nnd thrco pounds and by
clockwork record on a revolving cylinder varia
tions in nlr pressure, temperature, humidity and
wind velocity. Such records, secured In the
past, have been Invaluablo to the Weather Bu
reau In various ways, and with the Improved
facilities In a more Important area even more
valuable results are looked for.
While kites furnish nn easy and Inexpensive
means for tho making of observations In the
first few miles above the earth's surface, thoy
cannot reach the really high altitudes. In ex
ploiing tho highest point to which man has
ever been on mountain peak or In aircraft, the
scientists of the. Weather Bureau have made
uso of what has the appearance of an over
grown toy balloon of the sort dear to the hearts
of children. The devices, called sounding bal
loons, are mado of the purest 'thin rubber ob
tainable, and when inflated with hydrogen gas
are round and about a yard and a half in diam
eter. When released with recording Instrument
attached tho balloons shoot rapidly upward and
Famed for Its ability to do big things In a big
way, will hold a real old-fashioned celebration on
NEW YEAR'S EVE
CuUlne, service, orchestra and surroundings will
combine to furnish an unusual setting for the
SECURE HESEKVATION'S WITHOUT DELAY
l'HOM THE HEAD WAITEK
EUGENE G. MILLER, Manager
METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE
Boston Grand Opera Co.
IN CONJUNCTION WITH
Pavlowa Ballet Russe
gveUfai Madama Butterfly TMl2fk'
Martin, Chalmers. Followed by
Bjn.Mxat" L'Ecole en Crinoline. "New"
WITH PAVLOWA. POPULAR PRICES
New Year's PAPTTA PPT Zenatello,
Night XXlvjUI.Avjtil Teyie. Uaklanoff.
Followed COPPELIA Pai,0aVnVn1
Seat sale today 110U Chestnut street
Prices. It to t9. Phones, Walnut 4424. Race 67.
W A T XTTTT1 Po- &lat- Tue Th" "
YV XlJUlN U 1 lit. Matinee Saturday
Eveoln at 8:13
HIT OF THE TOWN
Andrew Mack "ZS&SP
Best Seat 1 No lllxher Phone Walnut ZluO.
PEOPLES THE GUILTY ONE
TroeaderafPX" AZETA t
rench surprising altitudes. The record, some
thing more than 20 mllos nbovo sea lovel, wns
made In tho summer of 1913 In southern Cali
fornia. Tho limit of tho upward Journey Is virtually
set by the quality of tho rubber, for the bnlloon
gradually expands ns It rises, until nt Its high
est point It Is sovernl yards In diameter, Tho
upward drift and tho expansion go on until tho
clastic limit of tho rubber Is reached, when tho
balloon burats. Then a small parachute un
folds and lowers tho Instrument with Its In
teresting nnd valuable) record gently to tho
earth. A tag requests tho finder to send tho
Instrument to the Wenthcr Bureau officials, nnd
In vlrtunlly overy caso the device promptly
reaches tho men who sent It aloft. "Washington
A CURSE ON WAR MAKERS
Verily on overy man who In tlmo of peaco
speaks or writes one word to foster bad spirit
between nations, a curse should rest; he Is part
and parcel of that malovolenco which nt last
sets these great engines, fed by lumps of hu
mnn conl, to crash along nnd pile up ngnlnst
each other In splintered wreckngo. Only too
well ho plays the game of those grim schemers
to whoso account llo the dehumanlzatlou and
despair of millions of their brother men. John
Galsworthy, In Scrlbncr.
IS HE SO EAGER FOR IT?
AVlth sugar 10 cents a pound It will not bo
nny cuslcr for Colonel Iloosovelt to got that
third cup of coffee. Philadelphia Evtnina
He would gulp It down with salt In It nnd
call It "bully." Ncu) York Evening Sun.
BRYAN WANTS A CARTOON
To the Editor of Evening Ledger-
Sir I Incloso a cartoon which Is credited to
the Evening LEDOBn. I nm wondering whether
you would be willing to send mo the original
or that cartoon for my collection, I havo milto
a collection of original enrtoontf, nnd I shall
be glad to have thlw one, nlthough my ndmlra
tlon is called out by tho skill of the artist
rather than by the truthfulness of the car
toon. W. J. BRYAN.
Villa Serena, Miami, Florida, for tho winter,
December 13, 1015.
Note. The cartoon to which Colonel Bryan
rofcrs will ba remembered by Hve.vino Li: do En
readers as ono which pictured the "Burr-ryan"
under tho saddle of President Wilson's Demo
cratic donkey. Editor of the Eve.ninq Ledger.
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