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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, FEBRITARY 8, 10
PUBLIC LEDGER COMPANY
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rillLADELl'llIA, TUESDAY, FEDItUAUY , WIS
Truth crushed to earth shall rise ayaln
SThc eternal years of God are hers.
Kcnesaw Mountain Lnndls Is a vcrsatllo
Judge and an enthusiastic baseball fan.
The anti-saloon forces of West Philadelphia
, Bhouid bo encouraged by tho refusal of tho
Llccnso Court to transfer two licenses from
tho older part of tho city to that residence
A jury, largely composed of millionaires,
has declared Incompetent a man who gave
his barber a ring worth J1G3. After being
shaved four times a week by some hands
tho averago man will confess that tho tip
was not excessive. Tho barber's name, un
fortunately, was not mentioned.
Colonel Roosevelt Is an optimist. Ho has
piven 10 cents aplcco In behalf of his four
grandchildren toward building a battleship
and 10 cents apiece for six moro grandchil
dren not yet born for tho same purpose. But
,-,'rcally, a man with six children of his own Is
not unreasonable In expecting 10 grandchll
'drcn. No ono need bo surprised that tho Commit
tee on Elementary Schools declined to rein
state tho principal of tho Fltlcr School. Tho
protests camo too late to affect tho commit
tee. Tho principal may assume his duties In
' tho school to which ho has been transferred,
may havo a year's leave of absence or may
resign. The caso is not likely to bo dropped,
however, until tho Board of Public Educa
tion has passed upon It.
Fifty-two million five hundred thousand
dollars Is to bo the capital of tho new cor--iporatlon
to take over tho business of tho
United Drug Company ana tho Rlkcr-Hege-man
Company. Then wo shall havo a sys
tem of chain drug stores rivaling tho fa-
. mous Woolworth 10-cent stores. Tho coun
try has moved a long way Tram tho day
when tho tea companies first began to es-
" tabllsh chain stores In different cities and
"glve away cheap china with a pound of tea.
Tho significance of tho meeting lost night
to arrange for raising 30,000 young men in
this city to receive military training lies In
the fact that It was attended by employing
business men. There nro doubtless 30,000
young men hero who would bo glad to provo
their, loyalty to their country by learning
how to defend It In an emergency, but unless
their employers are willing to co-operate with
them tho prlco which they will have to pay
for the privilege will be greater than they
With the dismissal of tho baseball suit,
without prejudice, tho great war comes to
an end ofllclally. Tho protesting owners, of
thj Baltimore Federal League Club may be
disgruntled, but there seems to be a power
t higher than the formalities of law In base
ball, which Is the desire of tho fans and
fihelr ability to support teams. Enthusiasm
jsngendered In Federal League cities whero
no other major league club existed Is bound
to accrue to tho teams left In control. In the
other cities, whero n team was added to
rrajor league representation, tho change will
also bo for the better. Fortunately for thl3
;city It was left alone throughout.
The newest developments about Salonlca
aro reported from Athens, and tho official
news comes from the Greek Government
Itself. This Is as It should be, for It was un-
'derstood that the Teutonic nllles bought
?GreaJc neutrality with tho promise that Bul
garian soldiers should not touch Hellenic
soil. It seemed to matter very much to Con
stantino, this separation of armies at tho
Greek border, because Bulgaria Is an hered
itary enemy and Germany Is not. Tho news,
Incidentally, In that Bulgarian soldiers have
driven back French outposts, have crossed
,4the Greek frontier and are prepared to stay
Every believer In preparedness Bhouid be
encouraged by the action of the Houso yes
terday In passing without a dissenting vote
a. bill increasing by one-third the number
of midshipmen at Annapolis. Each Sen-
' ator nnd Representative Is authorized by the
bill to appoint three instead of two young
men to the Naval Academy, There was no
opposition, either, to the appropriation of
500,000 to equip tho Mare Island Navy Yard
"-to build battleships and of $100,000 to en
large the equipment of the New York yard.
The leaders of both parties united in de
manding that epeedy action bo taken to put
the nation in condition to maintain its self
respect The Senate is expected to respond
as heartily to the undoubted sentiment of
Medfca! men will await further details
before accepting the report from the Ha
waiian Wanda that the investigators of
the United States; Public Health Service have
proved, that leprosy is hereditary. It has
hitherto been supposed that it was commu
l jttmied through contact with a person af
Jwjted or with articles handled by the af
JUta4. The bacillus which U supposed to
MM It disease was Isolated and Identified
t Hansen, a Norwegian bacteriologist, in
am, Mm ihory that It is heqdljtgj fa not
w t it fea fcei wyspua bytta fewt ao-
thorltlos. Perhaps1 tho Investigators who
have been pursuing their studies In the loper
colony In the llawallans havo succeeded
where others havo failed In proving that It
can ho transmitted from parent to child ns
certain blood taints nrq transmitted,
NEW WINE FOR OLD BOTTLES
It na nnlil recently (lint the ItcpuMI
enii nnil llcmncrnllo pnrtlrn nre tno Mine
linlltC", differently Inlicled, nnil licit ti
rinit.Vi Decently n new hot tic linn licen
put tip, Inlirlrtl "Annpnrttinn." Intn till
lw licen piMireil the tno moat vnlnnlilc
ultirfti Tnrltt ami PrciinrcMlnrm. AVImt
Ik left tii m Into the iilit lcittlcif Thrrn
nrr ninny thins;, nnil flip ilrnlrrn, the
polltlclnim, in nut rcntlrc tliU nt once.
United States como to tho crossroads,
hcsltato momentarily, read tho signposts,
dlvido oft nnd plunge helter-skelter down ono
road or tho other. For four months, at least,
thoy dash holly along tho chosen path, cry
maledictions upon thoso who have gone by
another way, mnko despor.ito effortB to kcop
tho country from tho dcmnltlon bowwows,
and conclude their endeavors by electing a
President and a part of Congress or by fall
ing to elect them. Then for three nnd a half
years the country goes on as before.
Most of theso ardent laborers bellovo that
tho roads lead to very different points. In
tho past tho signs havo read, "This way to a
strong centralized government," or "To State
Rights, six miles!" Later ono sign pointed
to "Abolition," another to "Slavery." In moro
recent times the skilful 'sign-painters havo
both used tho same place-name, "Prosperity."
Ono directed tho wanderer via "Protection,"
tho other via "Free Trade." In tho last elec
tion there was a bypath to "Social Justice."
What will bo on the signposts this year?
Tho first thing to be noted Is that tho pro
prietors of the two main highways, the lead
era of tho Democratic nnd Republican parties,
havo painted out the sign on tho Progressive
lino and have each added Social .Tusttco as
a suburb of their own. That Is important,
'becauso tho bypath was followed by many
to whom It was merely "the road along which
I go." It led to Armageddon and other places,
but always In tho company of tho most
striking and distinguished personality of tho
timo. But moro significant by far have been
tho efforts mado by tho samo leaders to
whitewash their own signs. The first stroko
of tho brush was mado by tho leader of tho
minority In tho House, James It. Mann, when
ho refused to allow the question of national
dcfen&o to be mado a matter of party dispute
and allied himself with President Wilson.
Tho second, tho all but obliterating str.ke,
was mado by the President In his about-faco
on the question of a Tariff Commission.
No, these splendid and patriotic actions
aro not tho Immcdlalo forerunners of a
millennium. There uro a number of gentle
men still In cither party to whom tho
thought of such a sacrifice of party Is ab
horrent. Tho standards of Pork and Priv
ilege still hang high In the breeze of Ameri
can politics. But theso new divisions aro
straws in tho wind. American politics Is
beginning to blow straight to appointed ends.
Tho wind 's still gusty, but It Is rising In
volume. 1 erhaps not this election, perhaps
not at tho next, but eventually there will bo
no party division on the things which tho
whole nation ha3 decided to uphold.
What new divisions -.III tllere be? Unless
there aro differences which correspond to
deep distinction among tho citizens of tho
country, then all this oratory, all these
cigars and all tho disruption of civil life Is
worso than wasted. A moro disagreement
between tho Ins and tho Outs, a politicians'
rivalry, with barkers stationed at each cir
cus entrance, is unworthy of a great people
Tho best thing about tho new alignment
of forces, tho Joining of hands between Re
publican and Democrat on certain questions,
is that It leaves them free for moro mo
mentous decisions still. They aro Inevitably
Hko two boxers In tho ring, shaking hands
as a sign of their devotion to tho princlplo
of fair play, but preparing desperate on
slaughts as they stand. Their names may
not change, but tho two parties will bo
drawn, inch by Inch, reluctantly but finally,
Into a now struggle, in which their leaders,
by a strange nnd Ironic circumstance, will
be Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jeffer
son. For tho lrrepresslblo conflict of tho r xt
generation Is the conflict of tho Ideals marked
by these men, and of which tho present ago
Is seeing a bloody nnd desperate encounter
on tho battlefields of Europe.
Tho relation of government to business, big
and little, is Involved in this great problem,
and so aro all the many items of social wel
fare which the nation may and may not tnko
on its shoulders. When citizens think, as tho
voters of America aro beginning to think, the
existing political parties Mill have to lead
their thoughts, or be discarded. A strongly
centralized government will bo opposed to u
loose, the service of the State to the Indi
viduals will bo opposed to tho liberties which
tho State can afford to grant. The compro
mise between Order and Liberty will be made
In tho alternation of parties representing one
thing or tho other. Tho question which tho
voter will be asked to answer will be In slm
plo terms. Do you wnnt greater control of
tho railroads or less? Do you favor a certain
type, of tax? Shall Washington control Phil,
adelphla or vice ersa?
But behind all these questions will be the
differing impulses of men, and theso new
Impulses are the wines which must be poured
Into the bottles of our political parties. Other
wise, tho voters will turn elsewhere for their
ROOTS OP PROSPERITY IN THE SOIL
THE Four-State Country Life Conference,
now In session In this city, will probably
pass without exciting overmuch attention,
in tho fashion of a number of important
things. The conference has no spectacular
attributes, nnd it Is even hard to get "news"
out of It. But it Is vastly and vitally Inclu
sive of the Interests of Philadelphia and of
Many years haye passed since industry,
rather than agriculture, became tho symbol
of the East, and In this section, mora than
In tho West, agriculture has Jagged behind.
The conference Is only one of a number of
efforts to industrialize farming, to introduce
scientific methods on the field and modern
comforts in the farmer's home.
If the cost of Hying does not drop as a
result of the conference it will not' bo
through lack of brains; but even that de-.
sired end is not a necessary object. This city,
as a metropolitan centre for farming com
munities about it, has an Interest apart from
the price of vegetables. For the welfare of
agricultural communities is tho indispensa
ble condition upon which the prosperity of
cities can be maintained. Industrial and
commercial as h,9 tone of the lty may be,
it tm Us KWts In the soil and must turn to
the boII at wy CTWs ot Us career.
Tom Daly's Column
"When Mother starts right In to wear
Upon her face a look of care
I Knmo without much further carnnp
That there is something wrong this fftorn-inu-
And sure, enough when 1 had asked
1 found that Bridget had not tasked
Iter customary task as one
Might well expect it should le done.
The chops wcra burned and so 1 guess
She simply cooked them to excess
And I could tell from Mother's eye
That maybe' Bridget's time was nye.
Bo do you wonder that I fret
Because I am too little yet
To work so Mother will not tocar
Upon her face that look of caret
If you should havo a quarrel with your dentist
you might remind him that In Paxton's Phila
delphia Directory for 1818 hla profession was
IlKNTLSTKr AMI nt.r.llIIKRS
and placed only ono degree abovo
m.i:i:ni:it.s with t,i:i:citi:s
"I feel Hko a two-year-old 1"
Ho bragged, nnd slapped his leg;
But fcomobody spoke up, bold:
"Wlindyemcan? An egg?"
The youngsters are very fond of their Aire
dale, but wo'ro thinking of buying us a nice,
shaggy Plymouth Rock or Wyandotte to frisk
about us nnd bark us n special welcome when
wo como home evenings. Wo saw this nd.
In our own dear paper on Saturday.
I'l.N'U breeillnK cockerels Barred riymouth
Hock. Wynntlotte, l.tRht Brahma, IBhorns,
Anennai, Minorca, Ithode Island Beds, from
tho finest strains obtainable Call and ceo
our Immense stock, etc.
Dr. Alexander Hamilton in Philadelphia
Saturday, June 0, 17tl. This morning thcro
fell a light rain, which proved very refreshing,
tho weather having been very hot and dry for
several days. Tho heat In this city Is excessivo,
tho sun's rays being reflected with such power
from tho brick houses, and from tho street
pavement, which Is brick; tho people commonly
uso awnings of painted cloth or duck over their
shop doors and windows, nnd at sunset throw
bucketfuls of water upon tho pavement, which
glvci a sensible cool. They nro stocked with
plenty of excellent water In this city, there
being a pump at almost every fifty paces' dis
tance. There are a great number of balconies to their
houses, whcio sometimes the men sit In a cool
habit and smoke.
Tho market In this city Is perhaps tho largest
In North America. It Is kept twlco a week,
upon Wednesdays nnd Saturdays. Tho street
whero It stands, called Market street. Is large
nnd spacious, composed of tho best houses In
Thoy have but ono publick clock here, which
strikes the hour, but has neither Index nor dial
plate. It is strange they should want such an
otnament and convcnlency In so large a place,
but tho chief part of tho community consisting
of Quakers they would seem to shun ornament
In their publick edifices ns well as In their ap
parel or dress.
Tho Quakers havo two large meetings; tho
Church of Unglnnd one great church in Second
street, and another built for Whltefleld, In which
ono Tennent, a fanatic, now preaches: tho
Romans ono chapel; tho Anabaptists one or two
meetings, and tho Presbyterians two,
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
In Bert Taylor's
Tribune wo read:
column In the Chicago
Bob Jones" new car ntuttcred, so he had it
fixed, and now It whistles. It It starts to
wheeze. Bob, taku a. look at the valve-handle.
Tho curious thing about It Is that this Just
describes the caso of our own Bob Jones right
hero In this town, except that our Bob's now
car in an old one.
What's In a Name?
He's light as any summer breeze;
Two hundred pounds she'd weigh
Yet ho was christened Hercules;
Her given name Is Fay.
I " AND this man I want to speak to," he said
Xjl. to the telephone operator, "Is a com
positor; he's in tho composing room."
"Say, listen," she, In turn, called to tho
long-dlstanco operator, "that party Is a com
poser; he's in the compositing room."
Wo certainly are glad wo'ro not raising
poultry, for frlenjl wife would probably wtint
to dress tho pau.. Over an elegant picture
In tho Brooklyn Eaglo tho other day we
cine nousE frock
Isn't there somewhat of fractured neu
trality in this, from the November catalogue
of Victor records;
U. B. MARINE BAND BECOBDa
German Fidelity March (Gennanentrene) and Na
tional Bmblem March U. S, Marino Band (1TS7T)
and DeuUch-J'otpourrl Victor Band (354M)
Krupp March (Wacek) and Crand Duke of
Baden March U. a Marine Band (17(130)
Salute to Mexico March (Brooke) and 1'arade Tost
with Kaitcr fc'rledrlch March
- j . , German Cavalry Band (16077)
Treu der Fiasco (True to the Flair) and Unter dem
(Jjrilestcrn (Under the .Star at the Guard)
.... . j IU' a Marine Band (17730)
Mlt Bomben und Granaten (With Shot and Shell)
and Treue zu Kaiser und Belch
U. S. Marine Band (17731)
The Plot Thickens
"I tried to get some Information for you,"
writes B. F. B., "about that flag of tho
'Penna, Lumberman's Association' and here's
what C F. W of Media, who is mixed up
in the thing poetically, replies in part:
Dear B. F. B. Your note received. I hasten
to reply. You note that "a" Is used for "e"
and ask the reasin "y." I do not know. Cut
why complain? If "a" seems not to please, "u"
fix It, for a change like that Is always made
What's Your Favorite Simile?
"lie hai a backbone like a banana."
"lie la a lenuual as a mutton chop."
"Tho forest murmured like a ahell."
t."Aa..buJ)' as a one-armed paperhanger with tho
hlvea." jj ( d
And there's old Irv. Cobb'u "ho has as much
privacy as a goldfish." Jackanapes.
S. P. Uf G.
May I call to the attention of the Society for
the Poisoning of Useless Ginks the woman who
leans her wet umbrella against your knee In
the trolley car? MORRIS.
Bright Kid Stuff
.Jh11,10 .Y.'r5lnla Tener-a jolka had Just put up a
"To Bent" slsnoq their houso for they were eolne
to move. "Bucky," the 4-ear-oia fro'n acrosa tha
Btreet. Just recoverlns from wbooplne couih, ac
coswd Vlrrlnla: "You must bo sick." "I are not."
Aro ol" -Aro not!" -you mint bo lck, 'causo
they a Ja on your houso." "
Slr-r-J am a younr Sunday school teacher and
1 havo M1 all tho nutation put to me by my
claw. slrU between tB lt at 7 and 10, but- last
Sunday question as the limit, and It you can
f,Mff'Jt.siS4Ld " ". "M'M K -7
If Adam and Ba wero tb. nrst pto on eMta!
ws jHMBWt ttuun aiBaa to tbs habtosk whea
Opera in Philadelphia Keeping the
Sidewalks Clean Letters From
Readers on Topics of General
and Timely Interest
To the lUlltor of livening Ledger:
Sir I would like to comment on your editorial
of Saturday and express my appreciation of tho
samo In rcg.ird to humiliation of Germany. I
do not think any right action will humiliate any
man or government. "For by their deeds you
may know them."
It is a humiliation to every right-minded Amer
ican citizen that any government can order tho
killing of any one, much loss tho citizens of this
country, and have this country accept an apology
or money for It.
And, whllo every ono errs, thero thould be no
humiliation to any ono to acknowledge their
My own humble opinion Is that this country
should havo her own vessels and her citizens not
be compelled to rido in other country's ships to
transact business. However, If they do. tho
high seas should bo as free as a public highway
In this country In a boriowed cart
WILLI AM W. MASON.
Philadelphia, February 7.
SLUSH AND SIDEWALKS
To the Editor of Evening Ledger:
Sir In tho course of an hour's walk last Sat
urday afternoon I passed three public schools
In tho northern section of the city. Tho side
walks surrounding each of the schools were cov
ered with n thick slush. Indicating that no at
tempt had been made to remove tho snow of last
Wednesday. From this I Infer tho city considers
Itself exempt from tho ordlnnnco pertaining to
tho removal of snow from tho sidewalks, and,
Incidentally, there aro quite a fow thousand
householders who evidently lay claim to tho same
exemption, judging from the fondltlon of the
pavements during tho last five days Howovcr,
I am writing this to suggest that, slnco tho City
Fathers find themselves unable to provldo a
means for removing tho snow from around the
public school buildings, tho several principals
designate a couplo of battalions of the sturdier
pupils to perform this duty. You can bet tho
boys would like It, and the snow would lly.
Philadelphia, February 7. w. S. W.
WHAT OP THE OPERA?
To the Editor of livening Ledger:
Sir "What do you think of the opera for this
Tuesday night?" scorns to be on tho lips of al
moit every ono at all interested In music.
My question Is Just a little different: "What
has Philadelphia dono to deserve this? The
very beginning of tho season was a raw deal.
To bo sure the houso was packed for "II Trova
tore." and at first sight you might think that
the answer. But how many In that audience
were the real genuine music lovers of Philadel
phia who aro regular patrons of the uj ra and
help mako It possible in this city? W isn't the
audience made up largely of youngsters and old
fogies who go to hear "II Trovatore" because
It Is one of tho few operas within their com
prehension, and who go to hear It every time
It Is given Just tho same as they go to see
"Ben-Hur" or "East Lynno"?
The EvENitroj LcnaEn has already commented
upon tho lamentable fuct that we have so far
been alllicted with Madame Rappold three times
tills season. Her performance in "II Trova
tore" was almost Inexcusable, and while in
"Lohengrin" and "The Magic Flute" she did
not havo to scramble around for her high notes
as sho did on her first appearance, I would
certainly beg to differ with one of tho Phila
delphia critics who said that she sang "Tho
Magic Flute" as though it had been written
Aside from tho way we have been stung sev
eral times on tho singers (somo of this may
have been due to the great amount of grip
this season Oh, welcomo "grip"), haw can we
explain the selection of operas? Of course,
everything that has been given has Its place
in a complpto operatic repertoire, but that Is
no reason for giving us tho same things over
and over again year In and year out: witness
"The Magio Flute," "La Boheme," "Lohen
grin," "La Tosca."
Why cannot Philadelphia get some of the
newer productions? Surely wo have not had
enough of "Boris" and "The Three Kings."
From the way things havo gone so far this
year, wo may easily believe that all we shall
see of "Prince Igor" and "Ooyescas" for the
next two or three years will be the press
notices from the New York papers. When jou
glance over those papers and read the big list
of operas produced there every week It makes
you feel as though Philadelphia were getting
only tha dregs.
And now wo must have "Lucia dl Limmm.
moor"! If the Metropolitan Opera Company
could feel the undercurrent of Bentlment against
the presentation of this "revival" In Philadel
phia, perhaps they would be made to realize
that we are deserving of a little better than
this: let us hope that It will be strong enough
to spare us their latest revival "Rigoletto."
We might, however, welcome a few qf the
"Ring Cycle," "Tristan," "Parsifal" or even
"Tannhaeuser"; but It Is almost a sacrilege to
mention them In the samo paragraph.
The whole thing looks as though this Is mere
ly another manifestation of what Prof. Scott
Nearlng calU the great American philosophy
"When a man is down, hit him." Figuratively
speaking, we are down; wo are absolutely at
the mercy of the Metropolitan Opera Company,
Being practically in a state of operatic star
vation, we crave for more opera, and like the
proverbial hungry dog, grab after all the
crumbs that are thrown to us. I suppose the
Metropolitan Opera Company take that as an
overwhelming indication of our approval of
their policy in this city: their policy of handing
us a Caruso or a Wagner "sop" once in a
while, Just to give us something to distract
our attention from the rest that they give us
Isn't there some, way in which the manage
ment of the Metropolitan Opera Company can
be made to realize that Philadelphia, does not
always want to hear repeats, and most em
phatically does not want to have all the. odd
and end of th operatic Junk heap thrust pott
it oven thaijg h it U for the purgoss of showing
off toie partieulM rcm&rk.1bl tagrr If ihy
have tho Idea that tills is the kind of stuff wo
wnnt, Isn't there some way In which wo can
redeem oursclves7 What Is tho opinion of your
Music Editor on this subject? W. L. II. B.
Philadelphia, February 3.
Note. Comment on tho opera, tho repertoire
and tho artists sent hero by tho Metropolitan
has been freely mado In tho columns of tho
Evening LKuann devoted to musical criticism.
In somo respects that comment has ngrced
with tho writer. In others, not. Tho opinion
of tho music editor Is, after all, of no Im
portance In comparison with tho opinion of
Philadelphia. Editor Eveninq LunaEn.
THE FITLER SCHOOL CASE
To the Editor of Evening Ledger:
Sir May I havo tho courtesy of your columns
to-idcny tho truth of the statement J recently
appearing In an evening newspaper connecting
the Stonemcn and ono of Its ofllcers with tho
trouble at the Fitler School? I have mado no
statements whatsoever concerning tho activities
of tho Stonemcn or of tho Rev. J. Wallace
Green. IIOLMAN WHITE,
Superintendent, District No. 8.
Philadelphia, February 7.
ENLIGHTENMENT AND CITIZENSHIP
To the Editor of Evening Ledger:
Sir Your editorial on "Tho Vocation of Citi
zenship" leads mo to say that citizenship
should be relative to enlightenment and not en
lightenment relative to tho political caprices of
Intelligence and education must preccdo the
Wisdom must precedo world darkness-
Enlightenment Is absolute.
Literacy mu3t precede votes.
Thero Is no liberty that Is sane that is not
based first on enlightenment.
There can bo no Justice or equity for the plain
man that Is not based on the enlightenment of
a greater equity for tho poor man and tho
American civilization and American culture
place no eternal premium on the stubborn, narrow-minded
fool simply becauso tho narrow
minded fool is a plain man and a poor man.
Our patriotism Is educationally complex.
Our actions and views at the polls provo that
we nro all theoretically equal to express our
selves as hordes of Ignorant rowdies, rufflans
Is light the equal of darkness?
Amerlran civilization and American culture
Imply the possibility of a general enlightenment
Immeasurably above tho narrowing Influence
ot tho cruel specialized lines of tho narrowest
of vocotlons In unwearying, avarlcloua. Indus
trial money-making sense.
We have tho choice between two Ideals:
Our American civilization can only secure to
us, an an expression of American culture and
world culture, tho greatest national morality,
happiness, and liberty to the extent that we
broaden the scope of our national enlighten
ment, PROF. HENRY G. WALTERS,
President Plant Research Institute.
Langhornc, Pa., February 5.
THE NUMBER SEVEN
The number seven Is tho favorite of literature,
whether religious or secular.
Tho seven archangels are Michael, Gabriel,
itapnaei, unci, unamuci, zophlel and Zadklel.
The seven Bibles are tho Bible, the Koran,
tho Eddas, the Trlpltaka, tho Five Kings, the
Three Vcdas and tho Zend-Avesta. The seven
champions of Christendom: St. George of Eng
land, ,-t. Denis of France, St James of Spain,
St. Anthony of Italy, St. Andrew of Scotland,
St. Patrick of Ireland, St. David of Wales, The
seven crosses (ecclesiastical) are the Greek cross,
tho Latin cross, tho Maltese cross, St. Andrew's
cross, tho Larralnese cross, the Egyptian cross
and Constantino's cross,
Tho seven bodies recognized by the alchemist
were gold, symbolized by the sun: sliver, sym
bolized by tho moon; iron, symbolized by Mars;
quicksilver, symbolized by Mercury; lead, sym
bolized by Saturn; tin, symbolized by Jupiter;
copper, symbolized by Venus. The seven hills
of Rome are the Capitollne, the Palatine, the
Aventlne, the Caellan, the Esquiline, the Qulr
Inal and the Vlrainal. Ruskln's seven lamps of
architecture aro the lamp of sacrifice, tho lamp
of truth, the lamp of power, the lamp of
beauty, the lamp of life, the lamp of memory,
the lamp of obedience. In the Middle Ages
tho learned men spoke of the Seven Liberal
Arts, which were considered to bo arithmetic,
geometry, astronomy, music, logic, rhetoric,
grammar. Pope wrote of
Good sense, which only la tho gift of heaven.
And, though no science, (airly worth tho seven.
History records tha Seven Days' Battle (In
the Peninsular Campaign of the American Civil
War): the Seven Days' War (between Austria
and Prussia for supremacy In Germany, 1866);
tho Seven Years' War; the Seven Years' Cap
tivity; the Seven Weeks' War.
NOT AS I WILL
Blindfolded and alone I stand
With unknown thresholds on each hand;
The darkness deepens as I grope,
Afraid to fear, afraid to hope;
Yet this one thing I learn to know,
Each day more surely as I go
That doors are opened, ways are madj.
Burdens are lifted or are laid
By some great law unseen and still,
Unfathomed purpose to fulfill.
"Not as I will."
Blindfolded and alone I wait,
Loss seems too bitter, gain too late;
Too many burdens in the load,
And too few helpers en the road;
And Joy is weak and grief Is strong.
And years and days so long, so long;
Yet this one thing I learn to know.
Each day more surely as I go
That I am glad the good and 111
By changeless law are. ordered still.
"Not as I will."
"Not as I will," tha sound grows sweet
Each time my Ups the words repeat
"Not as I wllll" The darkness feels
More safe than light when thl3 thought steal.
Uka. whispered voico to calm and bless
All unrest and oil loneliness,
"Not as I will," because tha Ono
Who loved us flrtt sad best has gone
Bofore, ys en tha kmuL sad gtilj
For us raMt alt His low fulfllh-
as Jtc wW,"
A CIT.TTj'C? .'
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What Do You Know?
Queries of general Interest will le awutjfl
In Mils column. Ten questions, tho ontS
fo ic7ilci every well-informed person .uHeK
Know, arc asicca aany.
1. Who nre tho Banbury Hatters?
2. What cltlca ImTr reserve banks under tat in
3. What Br cat convention will meet In rhtt
phln In ,Iune?
1. Nnmo three great London newspapers,
fi. Who Is Yuan Shl-Itnl?
G. The failure of a I'htlndrlplila firm precipitin
the panic of 1873. What Ilrm was tt? J
7. To what city was the Government of Tout
transferred Jest before the Battle ot.Sb
8. Is .TncksonTllle, Flo,, east or west ol fi
9. Who wrote "Our Mutual rrleml"?
10. Who Is Champ Clark?
Editor of "What Do Tou Know" TVhld
State of tho United States (not Michigan) hast
completely detached part, the detached patlwl
being an Island? ricaso print answer In yea
editorial page query column some time tti
weclc R. T. CHEWJ
Will a Reader Answer?
Editor of "What Do You jrnoio"-rSome Ca
ago I heard a song about Mother In whlchlh
singer spells tho word thus: jfcj
M Is for tho million thlncs she's done for rc?!t
O Is only that she Is growing old.
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T is for the tears that sho has shed for yoaj
H Is for tho heart that Is all gold.
E Is for eye where gleams the love light
R Is for ViS
I don't remember what "R" stands fpr ssilj
would like to know the name of tho song If (f
Slble. RALPH SCHEIKEH.il
Bath, Pa. f J
Perhaps somo reader can answer.
Editor of "What Do Tou Know" I had a 03
of the late Senator Ingalls poem on "0iP
tunlty" but havo lost It, Will you be 141.
enough to help mo In getting another copyia
Master of human destinies am I. if;
P.lmp. Invft nnd fortllnn nn mv fOOtstCDS WKt
Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate ,-Til
Deserts and seas remote, and, passingly
Hovel and mart and palace, soon or latij
1 itnocit unuiuueu oucu ut. every saici
If sleeping, wake If feasting, rise befon
I turn away. It Is tho hour of fate,
And thoy who follow mo reach every stall
Mortals deslro. and conquer every foe '
Save death; but those who doubt or hesitata,
Condemned to failure, penury and woe.
Seek mo In vain and uselessly implore.
I answer not, and I return no more.
Editor of "What Do Tou Know" Can yon W
me to find the toast which Franklin is sJj
havo proposed at Versailles, when he comr""
Washington to Joshua? A
Frnnklln. ttiR Rnrrllsh Ambassador aftl
French Minister Versrennes were dining
gether at Versailles when a toast from ?
called -for. The British Ambassador toasted is
King with "George the Third, who, like the
In Its meridian, spreads a lustre throughout
enlightens the world." The French MlnlaterfM
arose with his glass and drank to "The PJ
trlous Louis the Sixteenth, who llko tha P
sheds his mild and benignant rays on aw
lluences the globe." Franklin with great ttB
then called on the company to drink to "W
Washington, commander of tna ?J?r2
armies, who, like Joshua of old, commanyj
sun and the moon to stand still, and they oW
Editor of "What Do Tou Know" I hT jg 1
in the Bible, but have not been able to ""1
and so I appeal to you. .u3n
C. WESLfciX jv.'g
day and night, that thou mayest obsew tjgl
thou ahnlt mnkn thnv vnv TirosnerOUS ODal
thou shalt have good success."
... if tw(Bll
nattor of "What Do You jinovr '7a1
meant by a palindromic word? COBWJ
A lady, It Is reported, once asked Srtgfl
Hala this Identical question. Ills anw
"consult a dictionary, madam," -j
The Kaiser's Power 1
uttur oy "trnu uo sou nnvw -" 'tsi
questions you asked a few days ago waj5!
the President's power to declare war. ""jy
uaii yuu now to iniorm mo wnsmw ",
Emperor has this power, RIGaiJI
Tha German Emperor has the power 'MM
ciare a defensive war. For onensive
na must bav tha consent of tha uunu;
Editor of "IFsot Do You Know" J fMIi
leraay "' Kossmt's "Harper at ooiu
opera j ceieoratea its centenary taa i
tna who wrote the play and wbat its cow
is With "The Marrlaea of Flmi.ro' 7 M
Tha connection la thai Curon de
chaia wroto tha tsa nlavs. one Of vh
mada lata an nnara u a.Inet thit othfft
The word is "success." It appears In Pt
I, 8; "This book ot the law shall not depjrtg
nf Hiv mnulli. I... V.m eliall tTIP.dttatO UU
was 160 years mid Friday, by Rid
etri nrurs of one pi, mtiit i "