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FHILADELPIIIA. WEDNESDAY. MARCH . 1916.
Let u havo faith that right makes mtht;
and in that faith Jet us dare to do our dutu
as ice understand it. Lincoln.
It Is gracious of the Mayor to say that tho
pooplo may havo tlio Taylor system of transit
If thoy want it.
Doctor Hoxamer Insists that he is not a
lobbyist. Ho is simply trying to Influence
people to favor tho Germans.
Villa is reported on tho way to Washington
to see tho President; but ho Is likely to And
that Mr. Wilson has a previous engagement.
Tho German Crown Prlnco may And, after
all, that tho prlco which ho will have to pay
for Verdun is too big for his pocketbook.
Albania has an Mpret onco mora In tho per
son of William of Wied, who has returned to
w Tilimrn r.llt It lu rtniihff"iil If AU.nnlfi rappa
Ha,.v, wta , u uwHM&u. &..... w. -w.
The price of gasoline has been boosted
another cent; but this will not Interfere with
tho operation of tho steam roller at St. Louis
Director Datesman says that tho Parkway
can bo completed by December, 1917, If
Who was it that said there is much virtue
In an if?
Thero are so many millionaires at the win
ter resorts that tho man of moderate means
who goes to them for rest and change is
discovering that tho New York wit was right
when he said that the sorvants got tho change
and the hotol proprietors get tho rest.
If the charge of the Cltizons' Republican
League that the police are being forced into
membership In political clubs Is untrue, Direc
tor Wilson will havo no dlfllculty in estab
lishing that fact. He ought not to ignore the
The New York German newspaper which
saya that American citizens of German de
scent would remain neutral in tho event of
war with Germany Is apparently unaware
that a neutral, undor such circumstances,
automatically becomes a traitor.
Tho Mayor's remarks about the lack of
money to pay for free Sunday concerts by the
Philadelphia Orchestra remind ono of Frank
lin's saying that ho was thankful man was
a reasoning creature, because he could find a
reason for anything he wanted to do.
Now that tho bill leasing the city land at
Esstngton to tho Philadelphia School of Avia
tion has been signed by the Mayor, we may
expect to hear reports almost every day that
German aeroplanes are hovering over tho city.
But the aeroplanes will bo only tho school
ships in which tho cadets are learning how to
Senator Martlne Is modest. He does not
want to help renominate President Wilson,
but will be content if he is sent back to Wash
ington by tho New Jersey voters. This Is not
gratitude. If it had not been for Mr. Wilson's
assistance, Martlne would never havo had a
chance to hear his rotund voico echoing in
the Senate chamber.
There is nothing now in the report of a pro
German lobby in Washington. The German
propaganda is not confined to the National
.Capital, but Its agents are active in all parts
of the country, including Philadelphia.
Whether any Congressmen have been In
fluenced by It or not, it Is a wholesome sign
when they resent tho charge that they have
been dickering with the agents of tho Kaiser.
Rear Admiral Walker, who died yesterday
afternoon in Annapolis, commanded the Con
cord at the battle of Manila Bay on May 1,
1S98, and was advanced nine numbers for
eminent and conspicuous conduct. He then
held the rank of commander. It was not till
the next year that he became a captain. He
reached the rank of rear ndmira! about a year
before he was retired In 1907. He was ono
Of the able and conscientious men whose mil
itary efficiency thirty years, of peace failed
to destroy. The Civil War was over when
ho was graduated from the Naval Academy,
and, there was nothing for him to do in the
Interval before the outbreak of the Spanish
War except to keep himself ready for any
emergency. His record shows that he was
Progress toward the establishment of a
parental school for Incorrigible boys is slow,
but every one who believes in saving- the boys
before they become chronically bad is hoping
Jh&t, it Is sure. A site was purchased at By.
berry and. Knight's roads a year ago and an
Mtminatlqn of candidates for the principal
fcUip was held yesterday. The school should
be. opened, with no more delay than Is neces
nary to assure the adoption of the right sort
of ytem of housing and Instruction. These
mutter feave already been agreed upon n a
Htnsral way. The boys who make no prog
mm ta tb ordinary schools: are to be put in
inMBe in the proposed school, where thay
WIS t under ril4 discipline and where in
rwr Instruction can bs combined with work
la 4h open air la the raisin? cf crops and In
Hi. eW ot animal. It ha bendiscovere4
i HUbBm schools In othr ciUw that many
t tewrlgitrie, boy has baa mad r&otabia
-fc V -
EVENING TjignttTOTl-PfflLADBLPHIA. WEDNESDAY.
When ha has become Interested In looking
Aftor n pony, or a calf, or a sheep, or any
other dumb beast which showrt affection for
those who feed lb It Is truo maro often than
we Imaglno that all an npparontly bad boy is
suffering from Is starvation of the human af
fections. RUNNING TO COVER
The "red herring" transit plan 1ms been
deserted by Ita frlcnili. Tho otcrivhrlminc
tleinnmt of cltlsens thnt tho Taylor plun bo
rnrrled out lins nlrenily borno fruit. Tho
licit atrn la to co thnt tho liciidlnar loitn
bill specific the uses to which tbn trnnslt
money Is to be put, for this Is n siiro method
of preventing nny nddltlotml nltnrkn on tho
Integrity of tho conpreheiislto proiirnm.
rpHB "red herring" transit plan stands ro.
- pudlatod and "none so poor as to do It
revoronce." Not In years has thcro been
such a run to cover as thoro was yes
torday. The puny weakling 1ms been left
alono In the desert, tinmothei cd utid without
a friend. It ought never to linvo beou bom.
Somo pooplo havo been learning a lesson In
national patriotism down In Washington
during tho last week, mid It Is just possible
that heto In Philadelphia also some obstruc
tionist1) havo discovered what It means to
triflo with the hopes of an earnest people.
Tho Mayor's repudiation of tho "red her
ring" plan Is surprising; but perhaps It is suf
ficient that ho refuses to locognlao the Imp.
Last week ho was not sn sure. In fact. It
was stated last Saturday that "Smith has Di
rector make public revised and APPHOVHO
routes." Tho new scheme was supposed to
bo that of the Smith administration and only
of Director Twining Incidentally, It having
been understood, wo bellove, that Mr. Twining
was Interested chiefly ns nn onglnccr to
carry out such work ns Councils should au
thorize. Put now the city Is told that tho
plan Is not the Administration's at nil. No,
indeedl Who over thought of such a thing!
Tho Idea! Isn't tho Mayor on record ns
favoring tho Taylor plan and wero not tho
routes specifically named In tho loan and
other ordinances? How, then, could tho Mayor
bo for some other plan?
So far v.h wo can sco, It Is nobody's baby
now but Mr. Twlning's. He Is left holding tho
bag. Tho buck has been passed to him. Talk
about Secretary Garrison and tho President's
repudiation of foimorly approved plans! Why,
they havo placed Mr. Twining in a mon
strously mora fnlso position. Thoy won't
even give him a shawl to wrap the bint In,
not even a kind word. No, they nro all out
of it and ready to throw their hats into tho
air and yell their heads off for tho Taylor
That perhaps Is good. It Is a fine thing
that lenders have enough sense to know when
they have jumped Into the wrong pool. After
all, what tho city wants Is rapid transit, and
It welcomes nil convcits to tho cause, no mat
ter how Inimical they may foimerly havo
been. But It Is tlmo they understood ono
thing: Thero must bo no moio monkeying
with tho plans. Tho people are not looking
for liikownrm support of tho great under
taking. They want It directed by men In full
sympathy with tho wholo enterprise, who
will guide it with their eyes single to tho peo
The Vares seem to bo In omo doubt. They
are pursuing a course of watchful watting.
Wo surmibo, nevertheless, since they nro de
voted to the Intel ests of South Philadelphia,
that they think South Philadelphia ought to
havo rapid transit. Wo should not be sur
prised to see them boldly Miy so when they
havo had a chance to make up their minds.
Thoro wero rumors that they hud approved
of the plan to havo tho hiibwny stop at Spruce
street, but no proof of this was ever offered,
and it may bo assumed that they did not
sanction such a blow to the Interests of their
own bailiwick. Indeed, wo confidently expect
to see both of tho A'ares among tho enthusi
astic supporters of tho wholo Taylor plan,
Outsldo of South Philadelphia thoro is no
feeling oxcept that South Philadelphia should
havo this facility.
The Mayor can avoid further misunderstand
ings by seeing to It that tho loan ordlnnnco
provides specifically tho routes of the Taylor
plans and names specifically tho lines to bo
built, as was dono In tho former loan oidinnnce.
It Is just as woll to bo exact and careful. Nor
is there a deposition among tho people to
leave matters to chanco. Thoy want to know
that they are getting tho, real thing.
On tho whole. It is probably Just as well that
the opponents of rapid transit showed their
hand so soon. It did not tnko them long to
convince tho people that their scheme meant
an end to leal rapid transit for fifty years
and tho dissipation of sacred transit funds
for other purposes. Now the eyes of tho
community have been opened, and we imaslno
that hefore any other make-believe systems
are offered there will be a wholo lot of think
ing. Meantime tho manner in which public
spirited citizens from all sections have rushed
to the rescue of the threatened program Is
positively inspiring. It means that they know
what they want and Intend to get it, and this
applies to some other things as much as it
does to transit.
THE PICESIDENT UPHELD
THE Benate responded last Friday with an
overwhelming majority when the President
asked It to kill the Goro resolution, which
was tying his hands and making him Impo
tent in his negotiations wjth Germany. The
House yesterday followed the lead of the Sen
ate and gave notice to the world that the
nation Is not divided in Its views on the duty
of backing the President in an international
The .individual opinions of various Com
gresamen expressed In the debate must not
be allowed to confuse the issue. Whatever
a man thinks of the wisdom of taking pas
sage on an armed merchant ship, every pa
triotic American is lined up with the Presi
dent Just now. The majority against the Me
Lmofe resolution wan not partisan, for the
Republicans JomwI with the Democrats and
all voted, not as party men but as Americana,
Tom Daly's Column
Tho penitentiary season Lent t
Is hctc now in attendance
Which is the time of near thats meant.
For doing our llciientance
And tea must not he thinking then
So much about our Pleasure
Hut cultivate our Souls again
And pray in larger measure.
To go to chweh is good for you
ls often as you can go
1'or dancing uoio you should not do
L'spccially the Tango
And even Moving Picture plays
Or Theatres should never
Attract you in the Lenten Hays
Or scarcely hardly ever.
Of course it would not be a crime
To have some fun and laughter
lint most of all this is the time
To think of the Hereafter.
And ladles of the social set
irio had such Noise and Jllot
All winter long arc glad io get
A tittle rest and quiet
To give a tittle time to prayer
And think of 1'asicr morning
And have their diessmakers prepare
Some gowns for their adorning.
Our Uplift Scries
i.itti.i; j.i:s.sons ntou classic livt.h
T IS related oj Actlnltlus, tho philosopher,
that, purporting to encourage tho youths of
Cypius, his pupils, in the pursuit of knowl
edge, ho promised that tho lad who should
ineniorl?o all his Works should possess a
copy of them In full calf. Ono Octavlus, hav
ing accomplished tho tusk, claimed tho prize.
"Thou hast it," said Actlnltlus blandly.
"Whndja mean, 'hast It,' " faltered tho
"Tut," rejoined tho Master Impatiently,
"thou hast my Works In thy head, hastn't
"Ay," cried tho youth (who was of Scotch
descent) "but thou sald'st "
"Having wasted so much tlmo on my bum
stuff proves that thou art a calf. Therefore,
thou possesscBt all my Works, In calf. Ave
ntque Vale," yawned Actlnltlus, returning to
thp game and betting a. blue chip.
ltcflcctton Ftom which It appears that he
who permits himself to be tetdded will in
evitably turn out to be the goat. A.A.
After the Mocwc's Home Run
(Lines whlrh ahould Iihao nppenred under ykca'
"Hey! bo, what icas that you sayed:
'John Hull's sine is some blockade""
"Jlcck, no I Tliis ii what I scd:
'John Hull sujc is some block-'cadt'"
OW comes No. 3 of "Contemporary Verse,'
Is a lovely bit, but not to bo read In the hurly
burly of tho broad day; let It bo saved for
tho quiet hour at home:
Tho very last good-night Is said,
And now tho small reluctant feet
Ilavo bent a lingering retreat
And echo faintly overhead.
The Winds aro drawn; the fire slugs,
As, hand In hand before the blaze,
AVo talk of youth and yesterdays
And smllo at half-foi gotten thlngH.
Some day when we. grown full of years,
Havo seen our children's children grown,
We two shall linger heio alone
Until the last llama disappears.
Kach In a warm old fireside chair;
I wish, my very dear, that wo
May fall asleep, contentedly,
Until our children find us there.
And know that we havo slipped away
Upon our Journey hand In hand.
Together, in tho Promised Land,
In just tho old familiar way.
Amory Hare Cook.
And William Hose lionet flashes his Imagina
tion's wing In the high savannas of the bluo
with his cclorful singing of "Tho Hellnunry."
Indeed, this number of Contemporary Verse Is
nn unalloyed Joy.
Hiss Kathryn C. Hnffey he
came tho brliie nf rrunklln J. Neuman.
Mies Mnrtmret Mary McConnell una inuld of honor
and tho bridesmaid was MIsh Ustelle HnfTcy, u alstcr
of tho bride. Tho best man waa W. Ihirton Plersoll
nnd tho ushers were Cleorpe Hofmann. Vincent Sis
norcUl, Charles Jones and John Connelly.
Where but In this U, S. melting pot could
wo have such a chance to odd up tho na
tionalities at a single wedding?
Dr. Alexander Hamilton in Philadelphia
TUESDAY, September 18, 17H. I paid a
visit to Collector Alexander In the after
noon, and at night going to the coffee house,
I went from thence, along with Messrs. Wallace
and Currle, to tho Muslck Club, where I heard
a toleiable concerto performed by a harpsichord
and three violins. One Levy thero played a very
good violin; one Quln bore another pretty good
part; Tench Francis played a very Indifferent
linger upon an excellent violin that onco belonged
to tho lato Ch. Cahert, Oovernour of Mary
land We dismissed at 11 o'clock, after having
regaled ourselves with muslck and good viands
Wednesday, September 19. Today I resolved
to take my departure from this town. In the
morning my barber came to shave mo; I dined
with Mr. Alexander and. taking my leave of
him and wife, I went to Mr. Strlder's, In Front
street, where I had some commissions to de
liver to Mr. Taker at Annapolis. Taking horso
at half an hour after 3 o'clock I left Phila
delphia and crossed Schuylkill Ferry. At a
quarter after 4 I passed thro' the tqwn of
Darby, about an hour before sunset.
The hippopotamus, they say,
Is very fond of custard.
And cats about a ton a day
Rody MePhee in SprlngBeld Union.
To would-be woodmen, too, we would
He offering one more cue;
Pine needles for your bed are good,
But not If they are porcu
Signs of Spring in Philly
Sir, Since the weather we get one dav
usually left over from what they had In Pitts
burgh yesterday or Chicago the day before that,
this sign of spring I noticed in Chicago on Mon
day may Interest you. It was this In a grocer's
OROWINQ FRESHER EVERY DAY
THAT MAY HOLD THE KEY
Sir A atramrtr tn town, perhapa I notice ttiore
than the homebodies do, but I can't U nuro. llaa any
body Inquired l( Henjimla, Franklin' Detective
Asency advertised near your City Hall, refer to the
Kit with which 8. V. detected electricity in tew
ciou4T Con Jfettleut.
Sir ThU I net what this oMhlnr merchant near
10th and Market atreeta racmt but the euta caya:
US. 120, 2.
US.59 p. c, Vr.
, "DON'T SHOOT!" M
mMms (aw !
SPEAKING THE Gcnimn people havo tlmo to think and reflect Tha " Fi Vau TTv rtitT'Tl
,.,.. - ,,,, nll wlint tlinv have lost In money and the slaugh- V V Ildb JLU UU. XVIllJ Wi
Views of Readers on'Fire Protection,
the Matter With the Universe and
Other Topics of Timely In
terest and General Concern
To the llditor of Evening Ledger:
Sir The suggestion of Herbert S. Donnelly
In laEt Tuesday's HvnNiNO LuDann strikes a
tlmsly note In calling attention to tho hand
llro extinguisher as a necessity In every well
ordered household Observation leads mo to
bellevo that tho majority of houses In Phila
delphia contain at least ono firearm treasured
against a possible visit from a burglar.
1 wonder what propoitlon of homos nio
equipped with sulllcient means of fighting tho
far moro terrible and eor-present danger of
Tho figure.') whicli havo just been complied
by Geoigo Lellrun, statistician of the Manhat
tan Coroner's ofllco, show the following list of
Lighted match IS
Lighted candle ., -
Lamp explosion!) 7
Hani dm .1
Oil lamps "G
Not classified 24
Manhattan has a population of approximately
2,000.000, and Philadelphia of 1,500,000. If tho
figures of Manhattan fatalities aro typical of
Philadelphia, and I sco no reason why they
should not be, It means that 75 people died of
flro in this city In 1015, without taking account
of disabling and disfiguring Injuries,
I will wager that not ono homo In 50 In
Philadelphia has any practical means of extin
guishing fires, not even a pall of water, and If
they had a pall It could not bo found when
Mr. Donnelly's Idea that householders bo com
pelled to provide themselves with flio extin
guishers is a good one. If somo of tho money
that Is now spent for weapons that aro moro
npt to do Imim than good was Invested In
fire extinguishers llfo and health would bo con
served not to mention tho saving of property
and reduction In Insurance premiums. In this
last Item alone I believe it would not bo long
before a saving In excess of the small sum
expended for fire protection would bo effected.
So innny small hand flro extinguishers are
to ho seen every day on trucks, automobiles,
trolley and subway cars, and they havo been
so extensively advertised, that ono would think
tho public would long ago have availed Itself
to a much greater extent of such a convenient
nnd useful dovlco wherewith to hold our most
dreaded enemy at bay. A. II. LUTTON.
Wtst Philadelphia. March 0.
WANTED: "SOCIAL STATESMANSHIP"
To the tiditar of livening Ledger:
Sir Your editorial headed "Tho Voleo of the
Nation" Is reasonable and sane, but what has
caused tho war In Europe will cause war here
rooner or later. The rank and file of the peo
ple are sure to become Indifferent to what
liajipens when. In so-eallod "tlmos of pcuce," they
find themselves compelled to submit, to petty
tyranny carried on In tho name of Law.
What pleasure In llfo has tho average work
Ingman of today? What docs his "kick"
against any abuse, such as, for Instance, the
exorbitant prlco of coal, amount to?
He would feel a lot liko shouldering a gun
for men who aro plotting continually as to
how near they can como to freezing or starving
him and his family to death I don't thlnkl
What we want, and what we are soon going
to hae in this country, Is a system of putting
the kind of men In Congress and the White
House who will pay some attention to the
health and comfort of tho people and not leave
them to the tender mercies of a lot of wolves
In the Bhape of men.
The United States ought to learn a lesson
from Europe Just now that Is, the people who
imagine they aro tho United States-and show
some evidence of the care and protection which
we need so badly from the bunch of million
aires who haa been "legally" plundering the
country for the last half century.
If they are wlso, they will see the handwriting
on the wall and tako a leaf out of Henry
Ford's book, entitled "Concerning Prepared
ness." There's no good In "blood money," and never
was. We need a few good men to put a stop
to gambling In the necessities of life cornering
anything the people must have is a crime
worse than murder. JOHN J. FLEMING.
Philadelphia, March 6,
GERMANY AFTER THE WAR
To the Editor of Evening Ledger:
Sir Your editorial entitled 'Verdun and
Victory," tells the story. Ever Blnce the begin
ning of the war the persons representing
the German Government have been trying to
Impress upon the minds of the lower classes
that the war was for the purpose of Germany
maintaining her mercantile prestige, and that
thoy wero fighting for their wives and families
against a ruthless Invader. The nobility,
aristocracy and wealthy classes of Germany
want to retain their power over the lower classes
Indefinitely. If they had told the people that
the war was for the purpose of maintaining the
dynasty of the Hohenzollerns it would have
been more truthful How long will tt bo before
the American Germans will realize this fact?
Are they so Imbued with love for the Hohen
zollerns that they have lost their sense and Judg
ment? You would think so to hear them talk.
They cannot but realize that Germany by her
acts of barbarity, BUch as the sinking of the
Lusitanla, employment of asphyxiating gas in
the trenches, undersea craft, Zeppelin warfare
on women and children, the murder of the nurse,
has Incurred the Ill-will of the whole civilized
world, the United States not excepted. No mat
ter how the war enda. she Is tound to lose pres
tige, both commercially and otherwise.
There la only one hope for Germany, and that
la the obliteration st the HahentoUern forever.
It may be caused by Internal dlssonsslojui, t not
- MTWrl" "
MAROH 8, 1916.
previous to the war, soon afterward. When tho
German people havo tlmo to think and reflect
on what they havo lost In money and the slaugh
ter of their fathers, brothers and husbands, thero
will bo a wall go up that will be heard around
tho world, and a movement which I bellevo Is
feared by tho war lords at the present time. I
know the German people. It Is a well-known
met that previous to the war Germany was
largely socialistic; nnd I bellevo thnt they will
asseit themselves after tho war nnd do away
with the Hohcnzollerns nnd their accessories,
who kept them poor for 10 years with taxes to
sccuro means to maintain tho Ilohcnzollern
dynasty. The result may bo a lepubllc or somo
other form of government, but It is bound to and
must como to reclaim the good opinion of tho
world nnd Germany's commercial preatigo as
woll. It- P- W.
Philadelphia, March C.
LANGUAGE ON THE MOVE
To the Editor of the Evening Ledger:
Sir Tho language Is growing right before our
fnco and eyes. "Jitney" as an adjective is com
ing In. Let's hope It will stay. It's a good
word. Vice President Marshall referred tho other
day to "Jitney jurists." William Allen Whlto
has written of "jitney statesmen." The phrases
aro at least as good as "peanut politician."
"TIs truo that tho word "jitney" existed before
the auto of that name, but it took tho sudden
nnd temporary craze oer tho live-cent bus to
give tho language a vital addition. Watch tho
language grow and read the newspapers theie
for. Lilian KAYMOND.
Philadelphia, March 7.
THE MATTER WITH THE WORLD
To the Editor of Evening Ledger:
Sir In reading a novel last evening I came
across the following passages, which struck mo
very forcibly as being nppllcablo to tho condi
tions In Europe:
"Wo must do nothing to put an end to war,
ns tho lower masses of humanity show such
frightful fecundity; and, while the upper classes
produce so many pretty gentlemen with no brain
power nbove the military level, the great peril
of our time Is superfluous population. Our nca
dcmlc statesmen aro trying to solfe tho problem
by pedagogy through tho solution round In tho
schools of Mars. Kuropo and tho world In gen
eral are suffering from plethora, Tho remedy
Is tho old-fashioned one of blood lotting. Civili
zation needs nothing so much as a decimating
when occasion presents Itself."
Were not these tho views of tho war lords In
Germany when they staited tho present war?
Then again It goes on to say: "Wo havo less
EOlf-rellnnt courage, less self-dlrccttng energy;
but wo aro not a whit loss brutal, less selfishly
eager to toar and rend and get tho better of
each other. Wo havo substituted craft, cun
ning, duplicity, hypocrisy, for tho claws,
teeth and stono-hammer with which wo used to
settle our rivalries and terminate our disputes
nnd accomplish our desires. But wo aro just as
pitiless In our new way as wo wero In tho old;
just ns determined to profit by the weakness
and misfortune of our fellows; just ns treach
erous in our friendship whore self-lnterost
Philadelphia, March G.
FAMILIAR YET HALF FORGOTTEN
You've read tho Declaration of Independence,
of course, but how about ro-readlng It now?
Following is tho Introduction to tho list of griev
ances, or rather, wo should bay, here Is the
statement of principles:
"When In the courso of human events It be
comes necessary for one peoplo to dissolve tho
political bands which have connected them with
another, and to assume, among the powers of
the earth, tho separate and equal station to
which tho laws of nature and of nature's God
entitle them, a decent respect to tho opinions
of mankind requires that they should declare
the cnuses which Impel them to the separation.
"We hold these truths to bo self-evident
that all mon are created equal; that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain un
alienable rights; tljnt among these are life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to
secure these rights, governments are instituted
among men, deriving their Just powers from
the consent of the governed."
Refresh your memory of the preamble of
the Constitution, which Is as follows:
"We, the people of tho United States, In or
der to form a more perfect union, estnblish
justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for
the common defence, promote the general wel
fare, and secure the blessings of liberty to our
selves and our posterity, do ordain and estab
lish this Constitution for the United States of
DIVISION THEN AND NOW
The country Is Indeed divided in Its European
war sympathies, but there Is no reason to de
spair of the republto on that account. The
country was bltferly divided In Its sympathies
when the French Revolution and the Napoleonic
wars were In progress. Those who are most
distressed over present divisions should recall
the fact that during the administrations of
George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jef
ferson and James Madison our population was
far more homogeneous In race and origin than
It has ever been since; but the Americans of
those days divided in their sympathies Just the
same. Springfield Republican.
When spring grows old,- and sleopy winds
Set from the south .with odors sweet.
I eee my love In green, cool groves.
Speed down dusk aisles on Bhinlng feet
She throws a klsa and bids me run,
In whispers sweet as rosea' breath;
I know I can not win the race.
And at the end, I know, is death.
But Joyfully I bare my limbs,
Anoint roe with the tropic breeze,
And feel through every sinew run
The vigor of Hlppomenea.
O race of lovel we all have run
Thy happy course through grove at spring,
And care not. when at lut we lost.
For life or death or anything,
, i ii i ll Ml l l ll I ,,,!; ,
Queries of general interest will be antutret f
(u tlds column. Ten questions, the antwett,,
to which every well-informed person ihttUi)
knoio, are asked daily.
Yi'Iin la tho defender of Verdun?
What una tho loncost relcn In England!
Whero In Klol? Why In It Important?
Vi'hiit la tho rennnn for tho prevent oppoiM
tlon tn tho President In CnnirreM?
Vt'hnt la tho meaning of the word "eltt-'l
Wlint la tho great niitnmobllo centre in tits
Who Is the I'rlino Minister of Ireland?
What prmlnrpH did I'runco lose In 113
tVlnit la tho Uenlo l'olytechnlnue?
U'liut li tho meaning of ".March,"
Answers to Yesterday's Quiz
Srnntnr Hoke Smith, nf Oeorela.
Systems of hhortlmml writing haie bus
in ubi nlnc-n iho nth century, II, C lit
their gcncrnl ubo dutcs from the public.'
tlon of Sir Ikiini: 1'ltmnn'a book oa',
Ntc-nogrniihy, In 1837.
Agriculture. . ?
Tho Who Hills Iteiervullon, adjoining Boi
ton, Is IilrKer than l'alrmount 1'ftrk.
According to the operntora, n ton of lion
conl costs ?.t.rr nt tho mine,
A Iioiiho inspector niuy enter nny houil
between the hours of 8 in the morclie
nnd G In (lie afternoon, whether, the oeej-
pnnt 1h willing or not.
Clniido Kltchln, nf North Carolina,
A rifled field gun.
Editor of "What Do You Know" What Is tin
origin of tho phrase, "Amen corner"?
II T. F.
The original amen corner was tho corner of
Paternoster Row and Ave Maria Lane, In Lon-
.don. Tho priests matched to St. Paul's CathJ-j
dral on Corpus Chrlstl Day and they began ttj
repeat the Lord's prayer In Latin In Pattr
nostcr Row. They finished it nt tho corner i
Ave Maria lane, whero they said "Amen." A-
rnrner in tho lobby of tho old Fifth AvenMl
TTn.nl l Mm. Vnrl.' wii Inlllnrlv Called tfid
"Amen corner" becauso during tho residence, ofj
the lato Senator Piatt at that hotel the Repubj
lican leaders of tho State used to gather therti
on Sundays and talk politics. Mr, Plan caucuj
it his Sunday school class.
Editor of "What Do You Knoio" 1 What UJ
tho namo of tho present Governor of Texas? X.j
Also the preceding Governor? J- "
1. James E. Ferguson. 2 Oscnr C. Colquitt ,
M'1,1,1 l?v,.i-v Srhnnllinv Knows
,, .ij.. .,-ti'i.r n,. Volt r.'tinio" In thUl
evening's Evdnino Lbdobk School Girl a
for a passage In iuacauiay. ueginimiB "'"'
schoolboy knows " The second sen"1?
In tho essay on Lord Cllve begins; EurM
schoolboy knows iwho Imprisoned Monteium,
-, .,.i. c.. ..n-l.,.4 Afnhllnlnn- law!
may bo tho passage wanted, rather than tn
ono given, although It can hardly be said WJ
nscrlbo "a great number of things to the wM J
... ir . ..ln Dn.... rn ,-iocunrrn ran D8 W
... -.. ,...,.. ... .. .. t rt-,1 niu'o mid remarw.
that It gives "a number of facts wh en I wr
r,,m forrniniv did not know when 1 WM,ai
Editor of "What Do Yo! Know" These line
asked for by J. .mow.,
"Their noonday never knows
What names Immortal are,
'TIs night alone that shows
TTn... Cnx tiiirnnflHptll Star."
nro bv Father Tabb. J. McN.'s attention l
called to tho second lino, ns It varies win .
quotation. " s' "
lTUC HUH" T .hi
Editor of "What Do You Know"-l shows
like very much to get a copy of the poem belli
True worth Is In being, not seeming-,
In doing each day that goes by
Some little good not In dreaming
Of great things to do by and by,
I Bhould also like to know who wrote.
Can any reader And this poem for I. & H
. - .1 .l.ta in fl.rmnnv
Editor o "What ZJo, You Know"-Vfbo J
the first American Ainoassiiuo. iu .... -, j-g
Empire?, .'.', thT
. Theodore Runyon, "f'"" V t7bl?J
r rroTV ?? our of a
Kaiser, George Bancro . o .now . .
ever, was mo ii u"" "r,:, , istL
7. ri ' n.n Kmnlra founded Itt lel
to wu uuw " ... ....... . -
i, 1. Cm4tnn-u
Mr cnjii p. -aS tl
,anu. ".i'r ,r;r;, hi Vciording to the ?
.. Arnros for the year 1996, tn ;f
acmmodatlons in the 'rtjrtNja
country for M.8 1.830 an Increase In
fpr the capacity of the churches in JH ft!
tti..w1 ctntou fipci-ct Service
w" "r.M "?. ,z; z vu H-nou-- - we
th? chief of the Unite States Stent WQ
William J- Flynn. $t New YoxH