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Vain hopet art often like the
tlttam of tho$t who wahe.Qulntlllan.
The Mayor can lire the police
omclals, but who will fire the ward
politicians? There's the rub.
America cannot be an ostrich with Us
head In the sand Woodrow Wilson.
Therein differing from a Secretary
of the Navy.
For four days tho new traffic regu
lations have worked without accident.
But what traffic regulation will curb tho
speed mania and the reckless driver on
Gasoline dropped gracefully es.
terday. But It wilt make Philadelphia
motorists mad clean through to know
that It also dropped one cent lower across
Furthermore, the German-Americans
might Jut as well understand that no
American In the White Houe would
have done less than President tVllson
did. The Record.
Why "would" Instead of "could"?
Is It not about time that tho rotten
koso was discarded by the (lrc depart
ment? More of it burst whllo the men
were fighting the fire In lower Chestnut
street yesterday morning. dclalng tho
work and endangering 'life.
A combination of news Items ought
to throw some light on the South Ameri
can lino proposed for thU city. Accord
ins -to the figures given out by the Na
tional City Bank, of New York, on tho
very day when the new service Is in
question, our trade with Latin America
ha3 Increased 50 per cent In the last two
years and now la over a billion dollars.
of which a large part Is exports. "What
Is now demanded from Philadelphia is a
guarantee of 1500 tons of freight a month.
Granted that, three vessels of S00O tons
each will start a monthly service with the
east coast of South America. The Cham
"ber of Commerce has issued its statement.
It has 600 merchants engaged in the ex
port trade. The answer, either way. ought
to stop discussion on the port for a while.
A new phase of the infantile paraly
sis fight became public yesterday, ihen
the authorities were Informed of two
cases In which victims were both publicly
exposed and smuggled out of tho city.
TVhat good can come of this no sensible
person can determine. Tho harm is all
too obvious. Children reported to the
Board of Health have at leas.t a fighting
chance for their lives, and no other life
Is Imperiled. Those taken away or con
cealed, out of whatever motive, lose thi
services of the municipality and spread
tho scourge elsewhere. Doctor Calms
says not half enough when he calls con
cealment "criminal negligence." The city
has put Itself to inconvenience; It is
ready to subordinate its usual courses to
tho necessities of checking the disease.
It must not be balked by the misdirected
energies of private persons.
While far-sighted gentlemen are
demanding a greater share for the com
mon people In national and International
affairs. It would not be amiss for those
people themselves to take a greater inter
est and exercise a greater control of
their own Immediate and domestic affairs.
A vast majority of the citizens of Phila
delphia want certain things done by the
polio,. Their efforts are thwarted by
the pernicious but highly organised ac
tivities of a few. As a result the raters
who will elect a President next Novem
ber are not even able to control their
police department. The Incongruity Is In
tolerable and needs only to be exposed
for a change to come. The Grand Jury
now In session and the August Grand
Jury, which will form presently, are the
agencies of citizen-control over the police
department, sad so directly over the vice
situation. Jt Is to be hoped that every
name will be named, that every reeora
, rnendation will be made. The whole Bys
(em of vice protection and of unequal
r enforcement of the law has no place even
V,ln community which confesses that it
if has no specific ours for the eviL The
present system intensifies where it should
relieve If It cannot drive out.
i ft i..Hnllu1 K.aKfr.,1 Oa .W-...
Wtre no elaborate intrenchmenU, as there
are behind Verdun. The attacking- foreiS
has swept around the city unhindered and
an invastou IS on. The terrain haa Utile
la common with the fields o Picaxdy and
the. inarches and vast expanse ot Rusxt.,
sjid tha Italian anas have haj t solu
EtffUjrt problems. It must be letnenv
fe.1 U4 Usat Jtaly aaf her Interest in the
jmimum, aaa awee isey conntci wun,
jUsrta intentions they are. for tha
HMMMt, 1Q agreement with Russia, and
Mdti Mm Balfraa themseiree. Bttlsarta
Mstf. Btunjirnte J9 cBtqusatly atfscUd
lw its Mm mm aitaMi m au& &a by
J mmmt m Shutfe bim to Uki t&tUiai? Boat ss.
bar oft hsr oonlfierri fllt. tThe ttro
operations hav quite displaced the double
duties of France and England at Ver
dun and on the Somme, where progress
cannot be spectacular. On the Bomme,
however, both Allies have apparently
brought Up their heavy guns, for
Itapnumo and Peronne are being shelled.
The lull IS as dangerous as an advance,
and far less costly in men.
TIONALISTS Tun child labor bill as proposed In
Washington Is In many respects a
measure to protect manufacturers In ad
vanced States from the ruthless compe
tition of manufacturers In those Common
wealths which permit the exploitation of
child labor and sanction the transmuta
Hon of tho health and blood of Innocents
Into dividends for tho elect.
The two Senators from Pennsylvania do
not want such a law on the statute books.
Thev tremble lest tho sanctity of the Con
stitution should be outraged, as If the
whole process of social development In
tho United States had not been aided by
tho elasticity of that Instrument. Into
which, at different times, has been read a
constructive authorization for such Fed
eral legislation as seemed requisite to
give expression to the deliberate wishes
of the nation as a whole. Why should
either Senator be horrified at the possi
bility of violating the Constitution? There
! a Supreme Court to guard It. and here
tofore It has done so admirably well.
The proposed law does not prohibit
child labor. It merely provides that
goods manufactured by child labor shall
be excluded from Interstate commerce.
They would not come Into such commerce
with clean hands, so to say. wherefore.
being adulterated, or stained with chil
dren's sweat and blood, or otherwise con
taminated, let manufacturers who want
to make such goods mako them; but the
best placo to sell them, and the only
place to sell them, would be within the
territory of the State allowing such meth
od of manufacture. That seems reason
able, doesn't It? It removes from the
decent manufacturer the burden of unfair
competition, doesn't It? There Is noth
ing In It to which n Christian gentleman
who wants to bo fair and square could
object, is there?
But a Senator from North Carolina,
who agrees with the two Senators from
Pennsylvania, tearfully and In great sor
row explains that to put children to work
In factories keeps them out of Jail. It
also keeps them out of school, nnd, mnr
vclons though it may be,-the fact Is that
there are more children In school than In
Jail, even In States which do not have
child labor. It Is conceUable. too, that
some children would prefer Jail to the
kind of work to which they are hand
cuffed by an execrable economic system.
It makes no difference to either of the
Pennsylvania Senators, we surmise, that
Pennsjlvanla has by statute expressed
Itself as hostile to child labor, wherefore
In opposing the Federal statute both of
the gentlemen In question misrepre
sented the sentiment of the Common
wealth. What do they care? One is not
going back to Washington nnd the other
has Just been returned for six ears. We
suspect that if either one of them dis
cussed the matter with child-labor ex
ploiters "back home" he would find that
the said exploiter was m favor of such
labor for other people's children, but
never for his own. Who ever met an ad
vocate of child labor who wanted to put
his own young offspring In a cotton mill?
Industrially this Is a man's country,
or almost a man's and woman's country,
and not a child's country. Americanism,
If it means an thing, means the right of
a" child to his youth, tho right of his
parents to earn enough to guarantee that
child rtn education or the right of govern
mental authority to see that the child
gets an education no matter what the cun
dltlon of Its parents. The industrial ef
ficiency for which we strive Is an adult
efficiency, not a mere profit efficiency that
finds Its source In child or pauper labor.
A purpose of a protective tariff Is to as
sure such wages for adults that the labor
of children in factories will not be re
quired. In voting against the bill in
Washington tho two Senators from this
State essentially voted against protection
nnd most emphatically they voted against
Americanism, in so far as Americanism
.means a system of Industrial independ
ence that parallels the political Independ
ence on which the nation was founded.
CALL MUST GO
TUESDAY the Eve.vino ledger
declared that a good slogan for Phil
adelphia to adopt would be, "The magis
trates must go."
The revelations made before the Grand
Jury Wednesday show conclusively that
whether all the magistrates go or not.
there Is certainly one of the tribe who
ought to be catapulted out of his Job
with maximum initial acceleration. This
man by some Action of the law presuma
bly dispenses justice. That, at least. Is
what he is paid for doing. But if Justice
came marching down the street with
drums beating and banners flying this
magistrate's court would never recognize
her. It would think. Instead, that it was
a Tenderloin parade celebrating the good
deeds of straw-ball givers and grafting
clerks. One notorious politician used to
boast that when he was a magistrate he
never made less than $12,000 a year out
of his Job, although the maximum to be
made from It with legal honesty amounts
to about a third of that. We suspect
that his earning power is being; emulated
by his successors.
In Magistrate Call's court. It appears.
a man, for a price, can go bail for as
many women of the street as he pleases,
even though ho owns no property what
ever. This Is a nice way of picking; up
easy money, although it U quite probable
that a moneyless stranger to the court
would never have been indulged In the
practice of such a profession. It ap
pears, too, that If a woman who has been
arrested happens to have flSO, mare, or
less, in bank, all she has to do is to pay
It to a subordinate of the court in se
cret and her innocence will be at once
established. Agents of the United States
have recently been arresting some very
vicious blackmailers, but it la net re
ported that they over thought of looking
la the courts- of magistrates for of hers.
A measure, of th respectability and
deeeaey of government in Philadelphia
Will be the length of tbaa Magistrate Call
fttsuis in offco. This m ens magistrate
EVENING LEDGER-PHILAJDELPBIA, FRIDAY, AUGUST
Tom Daly's Column
De Country Week Kfd
Say, all de kids is purty slick
Wat runs aroun' our way,
But dey ain't one kin shake a stick
At little Patsy She.
V'y, he kin pitch de "In" an' "out,"
An onet 'e t'rowed a "drop,"
An' he's da kind ypuse read erbout
Furdodgln' frum a cop.
An wen It cums ter Jumpln' trains
.n noppin OR agen,
DV.e's "here he shown he's got d brains
bv half er dozen men.
An shootln' craps an' marbles say!
He win an' never try.
Dey ain't no files on Palsy Shea,
But, gee! how ha kin lie I
W'y, say. youse knows da Country Week,
Wnt takes de poor kids out
An" gives dem grub an' country air.
An' lots dem run erbout?
Well, dey're de people w'at'a ter blama
Pur all de lies we hear
Since Patsy run agin delr game
I-as' Augus' wus n year.
Dey on-y had 'lm out a wcke.
But 'fore I'm t'roUgh ills pome
I'll tel! youse how 'e lied a streak
As soon as 'c got home.
He tried ter swell our heads, but say,
I guess we're purty fly.
An' we Jls' laugh at Patsy Shea
Wen 'o besgin ter lie.
Foist lie 'o tole wuz how 'e went
A-Bwlmmln' In n creek,
An" how nobody eared a cent
If "c 'ad swlmmed n week.
Dey wuz'n any cop, 'e sed.
As fur as j-oufc could see!
An' dey wuz apples big nnd red
A-hangln' on a tree.
An' youso could eat them If you please.
Till youse could cat no more,
An" others growed on other trees
Like what s in Clancy's store,
i; told uz all dese lies, 'c did,
An' neer wink 'Is eye,
O! PMsy Shea's a clever kind,
But, gee; how 'e kin He!
He sed 'a seen dem plckln' cream
An" milk right off de cow.
An" sed If we'd ketch Casey's goat
He'd try an show us how.
We ketched de goat all right ernuft
An" brung "lm roun' tor Pat;
He dldn" have no mllkln' pall,
But sed "ed use Ms hat.
He sized de goat up. takln' notes
An' wrlnklln' up 'Is brows;
Den Fez 'It seems dat billy goats
Ain't built de same as cows."
Dat settled It fur uz, It did,
An' we beglnned ter cry:
"O: Patsy, er a clever kid.
But gee! how youse kin lie!"
Giin' Em Hades in Cadiz
Wonder what preachers teach their con
gr.'gatlon'" who go to their own people with
Job work, and promise, to call for same"
nc.t Monday nnd rettle for same but some
how, if given credit jou look for them in
alnnot onlydoes not show up as promised
but alo falling to send In an explanation
oftlmes leaving the work on your hand, or
ay the 'church will attend to It" Some
times the ame preachers received money
and used It for their own Individual pur
pose Such preachers should be exposed.
The churches are commanded to with
draw her hand of fellow ship from such per
sons who refuses to support the Lord's
cause according as the Lord have pros
pered them You are commanded to pay
regularly and systematically for spreading
th good news of salxatlon to a lost world.
Whether a church member who Is In
debted to her pastor for a number of years
covld hardly disqualify him from serving
his state In a respective cnaracter. uauit
(Ky ) Informer.
Dear T. D I suppose, from reading the
Bookman, that writing it must be a very
dull Job. Editor Maurice apparently
livens it up by Judicious wit. Frcxample,
In the current Issue, he solemnly asserts
that Benson's "'The Green Carnation" did
Oscar Wilde much harm. Whereas you
and I know that P.obert HIchen'a "Dodo"
wns the book he meant. GUS.
The Jones Construction Company Is
driving a new set of piling at the Fourth
street wharf where the Penn's Grove boats
duck. Wilmington paper.
Life' Little Cast-Ironie3
If ever you pass
along the post
of an afternoon
seen him. He
'wBRi?OF)filh ad-but we npe
p uf l he may have his
Sr)URi9Afr 1 Job as long as he
I ( wants It; and let
"SrTflgi3- .. us say to him, as
A" " ,.
we said to an
other of u.s kind last fall:
Ah! brother, when the eenlng bell
Rings curfew to this toil of thine.
I trust a meal. warm, rich of Bmell.
And grateful to the tongue, may dwell
Betwixt thy wishbone and thy Bplne.
Mrs. Paralee Smith and daughter, Varalee
Johnson, left for their home, Terre Haute,
Indiana. CadU (Ky.) Informer.
Doesn't that make you crazy to meet
the other members of the family.
A Thought for Summer
When August suns bid pavements reek.
And beads infest thy brow.
Seek not saloons, as do tha weak.
Who 'neath misfortune bow.
The only excuse some of us can see
for the re-election of Prery Wilson Is
Franklin K. Lane. His work as Secretary
of the Interior stands out as fine and clear
as some of the glorious mountain peaks
pictured in the "Portfolio of Our National
Parks," which his department is sending
out to a favored list.
The Topless Towers of IHon"
UTICA. N. V.. July 11. Creditors with
claims for Jll.OW filed a petition In bank
ruptcy today against George 3. Palmer, a
contractor and buitder of Ilton.
"I notice," said the determined young
woman, "that you don't care to sit alone
in the parlor here with me any more."
"Oh I don't know." replied the lover,
who was growing- cold. "Why?"
"Well. I Just want to remark that you'll
either have, your courting In hero or your
hearing; in court,"
"OhT sobbed the young wife, "George
doesn't love me as be did."
"Nonsensef said the mother. "Only
this morning I heard him call you the
dearest girl in the world.'
"jfes; bat h used to call us th dux
"I WASN'T A PROMISE, MR. PRESIDENT; I
WHEN HUGHES MET THE OLD GUARD
Samuel G. Blythe Explains How the Candidate Told Penrose,
Barnes, Crane et al. to Take a Back Seat Details
Imaginary, But the Facts Are Straight
T WAS approximately hlch noon on
June 10 when the Republicans nomi
nated Mr. Hughes and' announced they
would begin an active campaign Imme
diately. The Republican idea of an active
campaign, for the space of 30 days, so far
as could bo discerned, consisted In the
appolntmont of Mr. WIllcox as chairman
and the entertainment of Colonel Roose
velt at luncheon by Mr. Hughes, the one
function being about as exciting as the
other, but both well calculated to have
their effect on the needed Progressives;
for Mr. WIllcox Is a nice, amiable, sub
dued person, who had no part In the
foul crime of preventing the nomination
of Mr. Roosevelt by the Republicans In
1912, and It was plainly apparent that
Mr. Hughes did not hae poison put in
Mr. Roosevelt's soup. The Colonel came
away in his usual buoyant health, which
showed that these two strong men stood
again shoulder to shoulder In the great
work of keeping their Ideals herded in
This was what we learned for 30 days.
this and the Important facts that Mr.
Hughes allowed jwo men to sit in his
drawing-room in a train and smoke; that
he likes apple pie, and that the Demo
cratic story that he trims his own beard
is a canard. But it is not what we might
have learned had there been full access
to the Interior proceedings. Oh. it is a
sad. sad s'tory. mates, the tearful tale of
the agony of strong men, the slaughter of
ambitions, the sobs of Boles Penrose
could anything be sadder than the Bobs
of Boies Penrose? The answer is. "Noth
ing could be."
Picture to yourselves, If you care to,
that eager and enthusiastic little com
pany of Old Guardsters hurrying from
Chicago to congratulate the candidate,
confer with him and do a modicum of
innocent conniving on the side. They
were in high and happy spirits, a merry
little party, consisting of Murray Crane,
who softly hummed to himself those Im
mortal lines about the fierce Ingratitude
of forgetting auld acquaintance. Boies
Penrose, who Joined his deep and resonant
bass with tha murmuring tenor of Mr.
Crane. Reed Smoot. who as befits his
apostolic position smiled sedately; James
Hemenway, all aglow with enthusiasm;
BUI Barnes, blissfully letting bygones be
bygones, and others all lit up with the
extreme pleasure of the glad occasion.
Merrily they rolled along, rolled along,
rolled along, and all waa halcyon.
"You see," said Boles Penrose, 'well
get there first, and now that we have
nominated him we'll Just take hold of
things and run the campaign in tha good
"Hear! Hear!" shouted Bill Barnes.
"Well run the campaign in the good old
And so it went, the tight-hearted com
mitteemen Joking and Jestipg one with
another and recounting the bountiful
olden times when they put it over so ex
pertly. At last their Journey cams to an end.
and entering the room where their candi
date stood waiting to receive them they
Joyously overwhelmed him with congrat
ulations, which he. discarding for the
nonce his cold and reserved and dignified
judicial manner, received as Joyously,
and a pleasant time was had by all.
-"Now. then, Mr. Hughes." said Bill
Barnes, clapping the candidate heartily
on the back. "Ist's gst down to business."
"Business?" suke4 tha candidate, in a
W&m A'.sjan&giiJBBa, "SOatt fcaafawjaf
Somewhat taken aback by the tone In
which tho candidate made this inquiry,
Mr. Barnes endea-ored to appear at ease,
none the less, and said familiarly: "Why,
the business of running tho campaign, old
top. You understand what I mean, of
Whereat Uncle Murray Crane and Boles
Penrose winked In unison, n very difficult
feat, for Mr. Penrose is six feet three
and Mr. Crane three feet six. or some
such stature, and it is almost Impossible
to wink In unison when there Is such
aisparity of visional range.
Straightening himself to his full height,
and stroking his carefully combed whisk
ers, the candidate replied: "J trust I may
be believed, gentlemen, when I say to you
that I positively do not understand."
There was a chill, almost a finality, in
these words that sent a shudder through
the assembled committeemen.
"Don't understand?" repeated Reed
Smoot in his most unctuou-j manner.
"Why. Mr. President-to.be. it Is very sim
pie nnd regular, quite regular. We are
here prepared to take the burdens of the
campaign from your shoulders conduct
it for you, you know and all at your
most loyal service."
"Exactly so." whispered Murray Crane.
The candidate looked slowly round. The
temperature of the room fell rapidly.
"But. gentlemen," he said, "there are
the Progressives to consider."
"The Progressives.- shouted Bill
Barnes. "Great heavens, you are Pro
gresslva enough to suit them, I dare say."
"It may be so, gentlemen; it may be so.
But I fear that you are not,"
It was as if two tons of Ice had been
unloaded In the room.
"We arc not?" gasped Boles Penrose.
"Why. Mr Hughes, what do you mean?"
"I regret that my words have been sus
ceptlble of misinterpretation. It means
that you Are not Progressive enough to
run my campaign. It Is our duty to pre
serve our Ideals and conserve the Ideals
of the others. I trust I make myself
cleat? We must have Progresslvea on
our committee, and men not hitherto
identified with the practices that. I re
gret to say. have brought our Grand Old
Idealistic Party somewhat Into disrepute,"
"But we nominated you," walled Bill
"I didn't ask; you to," responded Mr.
Hughes in hU calmest and moat Judicial
Twas even so. and 'twas even so much
more so than Mr. Hughes surmised, that
the Old Guard were aghast. All merri
ment had left their hearts. Here, appar
ently, was a person who had the Pro
gressive vote in mind.
"It must be apparent to you," said the
candidate, each word having an Icicle on
it, "that unless we secure the return, of
the Progressives to the Republican party
we cannot hope to win. It has appealed
to me. in my consideration of this matter,
that victory la the object for which we
shall laudably strive. For whatever you
gentlemen have done for me I em duly
grateful, but I must ask you to divorce
yourselves from the open conduct of my
campaign. Inasmuch as there would cer
tainly bo Progressive protest against
WtU. speaking In broad and general
terms, that is about the Way It happened
not precisely, of course, but with
enough of the high llgnU shown to make
too picture. Samuel a. Blytb. in the
feUuxda "JSvealai; J?6i
WAS A PROPHECY!"
! What Do You Know?
CurW o enteral Mertat uilt le amtctrtd
In IAi column. Ten autitloni, the antwers to
tcMch tvtrv uetMnormri rrion should know,
or diked dattu.
1. When does thn American "dar" start
mldnlcht, or noon, or (la)brnlk?
S. Can tbe present Grand Jurr Indict?
3. It It grnerallr beld now that babies
slioold or sbould not co naVrd In hot reatber?
4. What U the purpose of the United States
Hoard of Mediation?
5. What did President Wilton teach before
be became president of I'rlnceton?
0. What are the holr ellle of Knssla?
-,. What Is the slsnlflrann of the "red shirt"
8. What Is tbe meonlnr of "taklnc tho
0. Who l the most prominent flrare In Enr
10. Who was William Haslltt?
Answers to Yesterday's Quiz
1. Otl-bornlnc steamers of a certain type do
not need mokestarlcs.
2. Terrain Is n tract of land; In mllltarr par
lance, the field of operations wllh reference to
3. A brldrrhead Is the fortified approach lo
a brldre, utnallr that nearer the tnemr.
4. A footpad Is one uho works on foot; a
hlihwarman rides a hone.
5. Sir Itobert Peel reeontrncted the London
police system, hence the names "Hobby" and
6. llantlnr Is redaction of fat br diet, nc
eordlnr to the method arrlbed to William llant
lnr, a fat Knxllsh cabinetmaker (17M-187B).
T. Cllilo Arredondo Is Ambassador-detlinate
from .Mexico to this country.
S. Oorlila opens up the Ittrtan peninsula lo
0, Ireland Is satd to hate been lubjorated
br the Milesians, the "Oarla of Ireland,"
whence, the name,
10. Jos- Miller was an actor. John Mottler
Editor o "TThat Do You Know" Will
you please tell me the derivation of the
word "punch"? I heard It came from a word
In some foreign language meaning "five."
In that case, what would be the relation of
the drink so called to a punch with a fist,
which, of course, is composed of five fingers.
And Is there a relation to the term "two
fingers" or "three Angers," sometimes heard,
I believe from report. In taproontB?
The query Is profound, its ramifications
terrifying But this, published as a foot
note by the Indefatigable De Qulncy, may
sere you: "June 1, 1675 Drlnke part of 3
boules of punch (a liquor very strange to
nie)" say3 the Rev Mr. Henry Teonge, In
his dlarx lately published. In a note on
this passage a reference Is made to Fryer's
"Travels to the East IndleV 1678, who
speaks of "that enervating liquor called
Paunch (which is Hindustan for five), from
five Ingredients." Made thus it seems the
medical men call It Diapente; If with four
only. DIatesseron. No doubt It was Its
Evangelical name that recommended It to
the Rev. Mr. Teonge. The "HlndosUnee"
goes back to the Sanscrit "Pancan" mean
Ing five. Of the reported sayings in tan.
rooms, you must be the sole Judge.
D. D, Gossamer la probably from Latin
gosslplnus, cotton. It Is often referred to
as "God's seam."
"If I Should Die"
F. D- The current Issue of the Outlook,
which Is In a position to be authoritative
on tha question you ask, glVM the author,
ship of "If I Should Die Tonight" to "m
Belle Smith Mrs. Tabor), not to Ben Kins
Here U the "oraelal" explanation of your
worry t "From time to time durinr tha
last 10 years this Journal has taken oleaa.
urs In calling attention to the fact that
the poem entitled 'It i 8houM d?. To
night' was written by Miss Belle Smith
(Mrs. Tabor), and ppar,d. signed 'b
S. in this Journal (then tho Christian
Union) la its Issue for Jun. IS? 1175 1 The
special occasion for gsi making thU
announcement la that in n txtremelv
readable Tind entertaining article ta the
New fork tvenlna; Poat on th" lite Jam
Whitcomb Riley. Melville Stone speakn
ciaentaUr of 'Ben King, tbe iutW of Mr
1 Should Die Tonight."' Bin ttir5 "
the author of a poem called -it r , "T5
which was an . u!
clever parody on tha original poem bv nT.i
Smith and uuh S ..frr "v BslU
iu scleral .1 ...-
ISflM '" hi ha
been, without any fault of hi own .TT
erauy credlud VSu, tha ttrt;
original pc4. M wa rwbP " lj
sdTtrsa etaar ciautuaU to th a
HUGHES HAS BUSIEST
DAY OF IDS CAMPA!
TRIP ACROSS COUNTS
Scheduled to Make Eight "eJ
ui-urc-xxtuu opeecneg in.;
iwtn uaKota arid Mon.
By PERUY ARNOLD
voice pretty well frawled out PeiTu
r-,tt,1aln tTilnhn. J... i..1' WtttLI
ii.iiwjt.;iv. 1st. 11. Aittw 4 . . ..,
probably the busiest day scheduled L
wholo transcontinental trip. n.h
He wan scheduled to make elrti
the-traln" speeches In North gaWJ
Montana towns beforo arriving hT dM
tonight for one of his "big speeches -S
Talks were delivered here, at . M
Dickinson, Medora, Beach, GllendlvV tr
and Miles City. 'enaire, Fcnjn
Because of tho strcnuoslty of v. M
gram tho Itepubllcan candidate w..."
training schedulo today His Vol ?'
tomed for the last few years to ifciS
vcrsatlonal tone of tho Supreme benoisS
have to be coddled along very raraffi.
now on If ho is to finish the speaklni-VT
ulo ahead of him tho next four weK
Dr. D. H. Dltman, hl3 phy.w.,, t
physical ndUscr on this tour. Is "ms,3
spraying tho candidate's strauvrt 2?
cords sovcral times each day. In sit
Hughes Is following a. suggestion S
former Senator Chaunccy Dep.W 3&
him at the time he stumped New yi!
the antlracetrack bills not to talk m .?
train, saving even comcrsatlon a u.
possible, since It always strains thrift
to try to talk loud enough to be hearth
moving train. wra ""A
Hughes Is also taking exceedln. 3
with his diet, and Is particular! JjJ
The nominee's voice was -very hou-i.
day, and It In an apparent effort forlfe
to talk. i
Mrs Hughes led a gentle rebellion IJ
Heretofore local committees have bMn?$
lous to have her sit on the platform ,,$
her campaigning husband, but from mm&
tho Governor's wife wilt sit in the autejffl
"I want to bo whero I can hear my id
band; see him when he speaks," Hutu
Lawrence II. Green, tho Governor' !'
Mrs. Hughes seems to bo standlnr Itf
fatigue of the trip splendidly, althoathii.
misses an opportunity to take a walk, W
Hughes wore a new hat today. Half if
hour after he had donned it there tut
gaping hole In the crown. Tho Oovntw
purchased a brown Fedora, with a lllrW
curled-up brim, in Chicago, and some titf
ous local committeeman, yanked it dowabj1
hard on a hook, causing the hole. .
The candidate and Mrs. Hughes ats'ral
home-cooked bread today. Mrs, How E
Upton uascom, or Fargo, baked It of oft
Inal Dakota wheat and sent It to liit
iiugncs last mgnt.
DANES DEBATE CESSION
Further Opposition to West Indies iff
Develops in Lower House of m
COPENHAGEN, Aug. 11. Consldinltf
of the treaty by which Denmark promlln!T
sell the Danish West Indies to the Unltii
States for $20,000,000 was continued Into'
Rlgsdag today. There were hostile deni
stratlons and considerable opposition ii
expressed against the snip, but It Is bcl'tiH
that tho treaty will bo ratified without tnii
delay. , i-i
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 The Sckt
Foreign Relations Committee will take$
the Danish treaty early next week til
recommend Its ratification without dt'ij
Senator Lodge, the ranking nepublltM.
member of the committee, Is co-opeflhf
with Chairman Stone to rush the trujj
through before adjournment. !
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r.er ?u .Minutes
Buena Vista Gardes
ON THE DELAWARE,
Gloucester, N. J.
7-Mile River Ride for 5c
Metropolitan Concert Orchestra
A. II. TEMME. Director
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CAPRICE LEWIS f
Darin fr Aerial Artiste m
Balloon Ascension and Parachute JoM.
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Gloucester Ferry Service Is Quickest, Best fit
Safest Motor Iloute to the abort. J
YOUR SUNDAY TRIP
TAKE THE FAST AND COMrXJltTABUf
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Laura Hope Crews &
In "HER ItUSRAND'S WIFE" JS
Albertlna Ranch and Ballet. VtH Et
Oeorra M. Roaener and Otbsr . ... ..If
Today at 2, S5o 4 COc Tonight at 8, tia "Ji
Globe Theater1 M"S
"The Boardingr School Girls J
KEMPTON GREENE and ..
AND OTUttU mSAX. JSJtu.
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