Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, August 19, 1916, Night Extra, Page 8, Image 8

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ChtrUHl H. X-udlngion, Vlco President Satin
C. Martin. Secretary and Treasurer) Philip B.
Colllm, John B. Williams, Directors.
Ctstrs II. K. Cobtis, Chairman.
P, II. yvilALsr i .Bdltor
JOHN C. MAllTWi. .General Business Manager
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rhttidflpnls, Sslnrday, Auiuit 19. 1916.
One may br a poet without vert
ing, and a versifier without poetry.
iir Philip Sidney.
Why can't tho peoplo of Dolawnro
bo reasonable and let tho du Pont' family
tnanago its own Stato?
Modern mlraclo: Taking tho police
out of politics by putting a politician at
tho head of tho police.
Why .does gasollno drop In prlco
Just as milk and bread ehow signs of
going up? Nobody loves a poor man.
A few moro successes like tho cap
turo of Fleury, and tho French wllj bo
calling tho battlo of Verdun tho battlo
of Motz.
A great caglo flew ovor New York
city tho other day. Must havo mado a
mistake Washington Is tho placo that
needs htm.
Now Portugal announces her de
cision to put an army In the Hold to help
tho Allies. Maybo Lisbon thinks that tho
Allies will win.
Harmony tho keynote In the Hiber
nian convention. Headline.
Tho millennium must bo coming
When Irishmen agree.
Tho chief "dlfferenco seems to bo
that tho Republicans are In favor of rals
Ing money by collecting It at tho customs
houses, while tho Democrats aro In favor
of borrowing it
Battleships of tho largest class will
bo built at Philadelphia largely becauso
of tho long-maintained faith of former
Commandant Benson in the lmportanco of
Xicaguo Island In that field; and, inci
dentally, largely In splto of Pennsylvania
It Is to bo hoped tho sklppor of the
Seutschland will preserve tho chart of
that much sought for submarine's trip
homo. It should be tho design for a
Mystic Maze to bo tho delight of amuse
ment park crowds for generations to
Tho coroner's Jury has found that
the young man who was discovered In
front of a notorious houso In Wallaco
street, fatally Injured, came to his death
by Just dying, and wo know ns much
about tho case as wo did before. This
la one way of cleaning the city.
The President fulfilled tho function
for which ho was created when ho vetoed
the army appropriation bill becauso of
Its objeotlonablo features. Tho attempt
to Impair tho available reserve force by
exempting retired officers from liability
to discipline was Indefensible. The bill
should be repassed with the objectionable
feature removed.
Harry Davis for Vlco Mayor! If
t3e vacations of Messrs. Smith, Wilson
and Robinson continue Indefinitely, ho
might become ex-offlcio Director of Pub
lic Safety and Superintendent of Police.
But If tho new city charter committee
follows this suggestion, It should put tho
Vice Mayor under heavy bond not to run
away from vice Inquiries.
If our wealthy classes had under
taken, as they very well might, to pay
for tho war out of their own pockets',
1 or to consent to a levy on their capi
tal, or even to lend the State money
without Interest, there would have been
some point In calling America to wit
ness their devotion to their country,
The New Age.
Tho New Age is not a popular pub
lication in England.
"Some fight I" said the American, re
ferring to the recent push. "Quite
true." replied the soldier, "and some
don't," London Opinion.
London Opinion is a very popular
publication in England.
Two of tha city's largest bakeries
gay no change in the price of bread is
contemplated at this time, but the ques
tion of 5. 6 or 10 cent loaves is appar
ently to be up in the air for another fort
night. In this) country wa have compli
cated the bread business by makipg two
factors where there ought to be only one.
Wo consider the price of a loaf and the
glie of a loaf. Franco, which has learned
In 2000 years not to leave "crumbs" on
the table that are large enough to choke
a cow, a thing we haven't learned, buys
and sella bread by weight. This simplifies
and puts the touch of frugality to retail
transactions. Also, it puts a keener sci
entific eye on readjustments of quantity
received, for ona isn't in the position of
belng satisfied with halt a loaf" where
there are no loaves.
Almost a important as the fact
that we bare kept out of It is tha edu
cational value of the war to America.
ftew many of tts had a just estimate, till
gjjmawy grabbed tfaesi, of the coramer.
fskf a4 Isitral Importance of north
eastern Francd and Belgium? How many
of us knew anything of the power of
religious and patriotic forces In Russia?
And what haven't wo learned about
geographyt But there havo been ma"?
practical lessons. Tako tho foreign loans
offered hero. Thousands of Investors havo
learned by demonstration tho basic prin
ciple of security, which rests on tho fact
that tho best collateral Is a nation. This
luro of foreign Government bonds has
undoubtedly taught many to think rather
of investment than of speculation. Our
national vlco has been to think In terms
of profits rnthor than in terms of Income.
But tho war has mado Us suspicious of
profits. Tho best brains In this country
nro engaged now In trying scientifically
to discount a freakish medley of unex
pected and almost embarrassing profits.
They aro studying the reorganization in
England, tho most amazing Industrial
chapter In n century. Thoy must dis
count tho probablo effects on Immigra
tion. "Nobody," tho President has said,
"knows what Is going to happen after
tho war." That Is a good reason for
electing thoso who at least know that
America must havo tho safeguard of an
industrial protection that will not bo
superfluous, no matter what happens.
"In the southern part of Arkansas,"
says Senator Overman, "where tho na
tives tnko things c.ibv, n man and his
wlfo were sitting on thr-lr porch, when
a funeral procession parsed their house.
Tho man was comfortably sentcd In n
chair that was tilted back against
tho houso and was whittling n pleco
of wood. As tho procession passed ho
said :
" 'I reckon ol' man Williams has got
nbout tho b'ggcst funeral that's ever
been held nrounrt hyer, Caroline.'
'"A purty g-md-slzcd one, Is It. Hud?'
queried tho wife, making no effort to
" 'Certainly Is,' Dud replied.
" 'I surely would llkn to fco It,' raid
tho woman. 'What a pity I ain't faeln'
thit way!" Tho Youth's Companion.
rTUIERE nro business questions of such
- great Importanco to Philadelphia that
they nlono would tax tho Mayor's capac
ity to tho limit. Tho vlco situation, how
ever, seems to bo tnklng most of his
time. Tho simple solution, which would
frco him for tho other work, Is tho ap
pointment of a nonpolltlcal and compo
tont Director of Public Safety. Whnt a
pity tho Mayor "ain't faeln' that way"!
IN REPLY to tho complaint of a reader
that 10 per cont of tho pooplo own 90
per cont of tho wealth of tho country, an
other correspondent rushes Into tho col
umns of a contemporary to dcclaro that
10 per cont of tho pooplo also have 90
per cent of tho brains, which ho adduces
ns a good and sulllclcnt reason why tho
aforesaid Inequality in possessions Is per
fectly fair and proper.
It Is not Important how nearly accurate
thoso figures arc, for tho problem would
bo just ns interesting if tho percentages
wcro 40 and GO instead of 10 and 90, or
whether wo say "money" or "power," on
tho ono hand, and "brains" or "Ingenuity"
on tho other. Tho essential truth Is that
thoso who attain most completely their
obvious desires nro far In tho minority.
Tho day Is past when pooplo will ho
satisfied with that conception of tho prob
lem which puts tho rich In tho position
of n tightly banded force bearing down on
tho poor Just short of tho point of causing
revolution, and tho poor In tho position of
coming na near as possible to revolution
without running tho risk of being unablo
to buy shoes for tho baby. Democracy
and a highly specialized and ramifying
Industrial system havo scattered rich and
poor throughout tho population until they
aro hardly distinguishable. Tho waiter
who bows to and Is tipped by us Is, after
hours, himself bowed to by a lesser waiter
whom ho tips with part of our tip. Tho
"slave" in a factory may bo tho "tyrant"
in a union. Tho "tyrant" in tho factory
may be tho "slave" in tho stock market.
Again, your millionaire (ltko a Tom John
sonlor a Joseph Fcls) may bo tho reddest
radical In tho country, and your $1200 a
yeap clerk tho demon of plutocracy, be
cause, forsooth, ho sees his way to mak
ing a million. Tho rich always yo havo
with you.
Is there, then, no dividing lino In this
subtle war between superior and Inferior
brains, no touchstono In tho quest for tho
right pnth to progress? Thero is it is
in tho law. That 13 tho only social force
which links the generations In an Intelligi
ble, history. It is tho defenso of tho weak
against tho strong. It has not produced
Justlco; neither have riches produced hap
piness nor poverty hopelessness. But
still men strive for riches, still they keep
hopo though poor, Btlll they put their
faith in tho law. Through it thoy have
cleared away some dark and dismal for
ests, even though, while their axes fell,
the jungle of privilege (which Is Latin for J
"private lav' that is, no law at all) was
creeping in elsewhere. It is an unequal
struggle because the brains involved are
unequal. But It is eventually only
through tho law that presumes all equal
that any approximation of justice Is
made, Two great social movements,
which, while within the law are not of
the law, exemplify the weakness of ex
tralegal reform. A mighty labor union
and n mighty capital union have found
themselves in an impotent deadlock as
long as they tried to settle a public ques
tion by an application to it of private
methods. They gravitated to the office of
a man who has never run a locomotive
or managed a railway system, but who
represents the law.
The age-old problem of the 10 and the
90 per cent is not unsolvable; the line be
tween brains and brawn and between
millions and men is not clean cut, but all
zlgzaggy wjth social salients. Social leg
islation is a force that can move with
out the backing of either Capital or La
bor, But it will not move toward a more
stable equilibrium of Industrial justice
unless it Is made and administered by
men and women who have faith in it.
The Church could not live with agnostic
priests in her pulpits. The law cannot
wax stronger in the bands of those who
have no faith in its possibilities. Be
cause It has often failed is no argument
against its principle. Because men could
not measure Pike's Peak with a foot
rule they did not lose faith In the foot
rule; It was through keeping faith in the
foot rule that they evolved trigonometry
ajid measured tba mountain.
Tom Daly's Column
Harry Persons Tabcr
(Batting for T. .)
After eight hours In pursuit of our
usual avocations, eight in refreshment
and sleop, wo now como to tho eight de
voted to tho rollef of our distressed wor
thy brother, . ivho Is Chautalklng somo
where In bleeding Kansas or somo other
seaport town. Wo shall do a bit of
ground and lofty tumbling and a modi
cum of pinch hitting for him. Tho wis
dom of his selection of us for this partic
ular day Is presently perceived. Tom
doesn't pay us any real money for this
net, nor do wo dcslro It, for our frame
of mind Is that of Mr. Julius Caesar In
Mr. Zlcg'fcld's "Follies," when ho ad
dressed tho Roman mob:
And nil I want Is much npplausoi
So now, Dear Mob, go to It I
Wo first Introduce to your notice what
wo consider to bo our most celebrated
poem, written somo years ago for tho
Princess Elizabeth Lowes, of Baltimore
Llttlo Izzy Izrcnhclmer
Thought he'd bo a steeple climber:
Climbed 'way up St. Peter's steeple,
Then felt off nnd killed somo people,
llust tho IMl oft his riamo;
Wasn't that a measly shame?
Papa got thero Just In time
To pick up Izzy Izzcnhclm.
Passing on to tho next cago wo beg to
present our well-known verso, which Is
quoted every twenty minutes or so by
F. P. A of tho N. Y. Tribune:
Tho cat produces fiddle strings,
The flsh produces glue.
Tho hen produces eggs nnd things;
I don't enre, do you?
OUR friend Tho Qulzzor, over In tho col
umn nt tho right, assuming his best
Roswclllan manner, asked tho other day:
"Who Is Halg?" Wo dcslro to Inform him,
Halg Is properly plural. A slnglo hnlg
Is unimportant, flat as tho faces of Condo
Xnst'B Vogue's fnshlon-plato Indies, stale,
nnd more or loss unprofitable. But halg nnd
halg nro possessed of most excellent cs
culcncc, not to say succulence, notwith
standing tho opprobrium cast upon them
by our ancient nnd honorablo friend Mr.
Samuel O. lilythe. They conduct a spirit
of friendliness nnd enthusiastic optimism.
They also Invented the renowned halg and
hnlg conference, which may bo observed on
any sultry ufternoon by visiting tho corner
room at tho B-Stratford between C, nnd 0
Thero nro somo days so filled with bitter
ness So filled with tears that, frozen, do not
Because tho chill that crushes out a heart
Hath naught of pity. Pltyl Then for
For promises so frail, so spineless, weak
Thoy wrecked themselves In making I
Thus camo ono:
Into a world of excellent endeavor,
With never thought of losing, fared ho forth
To conquer nnd to win tho vast applause
That comes from out tho throat of multi
tudes When ono shall rise n blt,nbovo tho rest I
There aro no stranger things.
This Is most s(rnngo:
That ono may qulto no far forget tho fact
That far behind this volco of vast npplauso
Thero grinds tho sodden heel which crushes
Tho very heart and hopo and life and lovo
Of him who Is applauded 1
Thus wo see:
How In tho building of the Sorry Schcmo of
Ho bullded, too, tho great ctornal law
Of compensation.
It was our sad fato to havo to visit
Detroit a few days ago. On our nrrlval
at tho Pontchartraln thoro camo a
showor tho first drop of rain to fall in
Mr. Henry Ford's city slnco tho 2d of
July. Afterward tho heat descended nnd
tho floods camo on our brow something
flerco. Wo desired surcease, but all wo
found was this sign carefully put in visual
Wo turn tho question over to tho Editor
of What Do You Know?
How does ono turn both valves either all
on or all off?
And In tho operating of radiators Isn't
It essential that one should know what one
desires? If, for Instance, ono should turn
both valves all on. ono might get all hct
up. On tho other hand, If one should turn
both valves all off, ono might freeze one's
oxorlastlng gizzard out. They aro very sad,
such things as that.
M. Guy de Maupassant has said all this
before, but not so well.
The matter Is fascinating fascinating as
tho legend we discovered years ago on the
bill of fare, technically called menu, at tho
Ncal House, In Columbus, which delectable
city, you may remember, 13 In Ohio. Thero
was everything on tho bill of fare from
cucumbers to New Orleans molasses, and at
the end was this noto:
Touto Inattention des employees recevra
Immediate attention des proprletalres, en
vous addressant au bureau.
Yet, after nil, Tom, bless his old heart,
has told us that we can talk about our
now magazine. Wilmington has been put
more or less on tho map by the du Pont
Company, nnd even Ralph Bally, who, in
his moro friendly moments, calls us a
poor, old, simple minded piece of tripe,
has done his bit in attempting to keep
the spot on the railroad map which shows
the route between Philadelphia and Wash
ington, yet we mean tp do more. Listen.
We don't propose to let Mr. Norman
Hapgood and Mr. Charles Hanson Towne
and Mr. Arthur FSartlett Maurice, to Bay
nothing of Philip Bollleau, Harrison Fisher
and Clarence Underwood we don't pro
pose, we say, to allow them to hog all the
front pages of the magazines. We propose
to have ono of our own. We shall edit It,
and when we begin to edit, we are some
redacteur en chef buh-lleve usl
Neither do we believe that F. P. A, Bert
Leston Taylor, Sam Klser, Jack Raper or
any other colyumlst not excepting Tom
Daly himself can beat us out when we
have the five pill and the yaller ball is
square in front of the pocket, and It's our
shot and there's nearly 65 cents in the pot.
Oh, yes, we can play ICelley as well as
Clare Brlggs!
But what we started out to say Is that
we're going to help keep Wilmington on
the map. We're going to have a magazine
ail our own, so far as what we choose to
say is concerned. We're going to call it
The Cheshire Cat It will bo out, if you
are so anxious to know, about September 1$.
And now we seem to hear you reciting
the last line. Yes, we heard you the first
i u j wjm mi . i
"Is there no limit to this man's
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A Chicago Baker Urges People to Buy the 10-Cent Loaf, Because
It is Cheaper Than the 5-Cent Loaf Mpvies
Defended by a Mother
This department Is tree to oil trader who
tolh lo tTsrces their opinions on suWrrM of
current Interest. It Is an open forum, ana me
Vvcnlna I.etlaer nisiimrs no rrspoitslallllv lor
tho vim's of (M correspondents. , f.cttera "i
lie atoned bu the name and address ol Iic
tiHrcr. not ticccesnrllii for publication, out as a
ouaranteo of pood faith.
To the fidltor of tho Evening Ledger:
Sir With tho lending brands of flour
at tho unprecedented price of $8.10 a barrel
to tho denier, and with every Indication that
It will mount higher, tho houscwlfo must
forthwith concern horbclf with tho problem
of tho bread-buying situation. If flour
prices remain at their present high flguro
and my information from ths wheat fields
of tho Northwest leads mo to fenr that they
will go higher5 It will bo Impossible for
bakers to sell tho small-sized loaf nt flvo
cents. Wo aro already confronted with tho
necessity of raising the prlco to six conts.
Nevertheless everybody for a time at least
may buy brend as economically, oven with
tho small loaf at bIx cents. Bakers can
contlnuo to sell tho large Blze, or 10-cent
loaf, at Its present prlco. From tho stand
point of quality, tosto and economy, that Is
tho size to buy, anyhow.
For a time we can bako the 10-cent lonf
In tho same bIzo as heretofore TIiIb we
shall bo nble to do because of the labor,
cost Eavod In baking nnd handling tho
larger loaf. It does not tako any more
labor to malto and cut dough for tho 10-cent
loaf than for tho B-cent loaf. It takes
no moro labor In handling It to and from
the ovens. In wrapping It. loading It on tho
wagons and delivering It to the stores. All
this saving wo can turn to the relief of the
housewife In theso high wheat times.
Tho big 10-cent' loaf Is tho Ideal and
practical loaf of tho household. Some house
keepers havo objected to It on tho ground
that their families do not eat the entire
loaf In a day and they did not care to
keep the remainder of tho loaf until, the
next day. If thoy will wrap the left-over
pleco In the up-to-date original airtight
wrapper It will keep as fresh as It was the
first day. Furthermore, bread on tho sec
ond day Is moro wholesome than on the
first. Ono good way to save money Is to
toast tho leftover bread.
I cannot too much emphasize the danger
of flour prices going higher, and -when they
do the bakers will be helpless, so far as
maintaining bread prices at their present
level Is concerned. From the great wheat
sections of the Dakotas and Minnesota I
have positive Information that but a small
percentage of the crop forecasted from them
will be delivered. Tho blight and rust, de
veloped by the Intense heat In the North
west, have cut the yield to a minimum.
This means high priced flour with small
chance of a retreat In the prices.
I most certainly believe an embargo
should be placed on wheat. Wo have, It
Is true, enough wheat In this country for
this year. But should the wheat crop next
year be a failure, our country would face
a calamity.
Tho country generally faces an increase
In the price of the 5-cent loaf of bread
But no evil Is as bad as tt first appears.
If the present high price of wheat teaches
the housewife to buy the 10-cent loaf of
bread, It will have accomplished a great
lesson In domestic economy.
Chicago, August 16.
To the Editor of the Evening Ledger;
Sir For several years I have been an
ardent devotee of the motion pictures and
have always taken my little boy to the
theaters with me. On Monday afternoon
at one of the leading movlng-plcture houses
I was Informed that no child under 16
years of age should be admitted, the or
ders coming from the Board of Health. To
say that I am greatly surprised at this
unjust dlscnminauon la yumus it inuuiy.
This morning I picked up one of the
Philadelphia papers and there on the front
paga was a largo photo showing the open
ing of the play streets In South Phila
delphia This photo showed about 600
children packed in closely together listen
ing to the speakers. Another showed them
using the Eame play chutes. Wednesday
I was in West Philadelphia and saw at
least 200 children bathing in the same
pool. Certainly there can bo nothing so
unhealthy as a swimming pool. Even
though the water is changed every day. it
lies stagnant for a whol day, and these
children bathe In there, yes, and to get
Clean, too.
The publlo parks are open, the Sunday
schools and I understand it is intended
to open the day school
Then why under the sun are the moving-
picture places discriminated against. This
cool weather Is bound to cauao tho epidemic
of Infantile paralysis to dlo out. In New
York It Is cut In half and tho panic of
feeling that tho movlng-plcturo places nro
breeders of this dlseaso is fast dying out.
Every live theater manager, I should Imag
ine, must keep his placo clean or he would
not do tho business. Ho would not get
mine, I know.
I know that thousands of other peoplo
feel tho snmo as I do about this matter.
Philadelphia, August 17.
To tha Editor of tho Evening Ledger:
Sir President Garrctson, of ono of tho
railroad brotherhoods, says that In the
ovent of a strike tho United States malls
will certainly bo affected to such an extent
that they might bo stopped altogether. Ha
says the cry, "Industrial necessity," Is used
by tho "Interests" to protect .their pockets,
and that during tho great railroad strike
In Franco by usurpation of powers the
men wero called to the colors and compelled
to serve tho public. He characterized such
action as a blot of shamo upon France.
Yet tho very man (a Socialist), who did this
trick had been called to tho Prime Min
istership to save Franco simply because
an Industrial revolution at that particular
time would have sealed the doom of Franco,
and now France knows It. Brland, tho So
cialist, a far-seeing man, not only stopped
tho holocaust, but began preparations for
war at once. He was damned and cursed
on every side. Now he Is trusted, hon
ored and loved by all except tho rattle
brains. If President Wilson must seize the
railroads In the interest of the public and
deputize tho employes by United States
marshal to operate tho roads, ho will do
bo not In tho Interest of the "big Interests,"
but of the public, whom the strikers Beem
to forget Tho strike is organized labor's
weapon, but It Is only effective when placed
In the hands of those who know how and
when to use It. The recoil of a gun some
times will kill a man. The general welfare
and domestic tranquillity are going to be
maintained een though "usurpation" Is
used to protect Innocent children, women
and men in their peaceable pursuits. The
publlo demands protection.
Philadelphia, August 16.
What Do You Know?
Queries of general Mertst toilt be answered
in hls column. Ten Questions, the answers to
which every uell-tnformed verson should know,
are ashed dally.
1. Whnt nro the Articles of War, mentioned In
the President's teto of the army bill?
2. What Is tho sclrnra of ballistics?
3. Is rnin pure water?
4. Is thero nnmhero extant n race of dwarfs?
B. Who Is Hale Ilolden?
0. What Is the ccond largest cltr In Ilun
rnry? 7. Haw ni the treat railroad strike of 1801
8. About ulmt Is the necro population of Phil
0. What Is a claque?
10. What nro horse latitudes?
Answers to Yesterday's Quiz
A. O. It.i Ancient Order of Hibernians.
The Hermans hold Warsaw.
Ilnnlrl Wlllnrd. president of the Baltimore
nnd Ohio and chairman of tho Itullnay
rresldenls' Association.
The Istrhtn peninsula Is that Part of Aus
tria Htretrhlnr out Into the Adriatic. On
It Is Trieste, menaced by Italians.
Most of our safety matches como from
Thero are three bones In the Interior ear,,
none in the exterior.
A Dntrh vessel brought tho first necro slates
In 1010.
Ulcrcury Is a metal, liquid nt normal tem
peratures. The first nttempt nt elcetrlo lighting in
this city nan made In 1870.
The limit on tho weight of fourth class
mall hns Just been raised to 20 pounds.
Rooms in Vatican
.Editor of "WAaf Do You Xnotc" Will
you kindly publish how many rooms tho
Vatican In Rome contains? M. C.
Tho palaco of tho Vatican Is said to con
tain moro than 1100 rooms.
A blend of good and bad, and of laughter
and tears,
And I reckon when it's over, when I've
lived my string of years.
And have been the best I shall be and
havo Known all I shall know.
And my visit here Is ended and it's come
my time to go,
I shall turn, an friends departing, to this
kindly world and say
I am grateful for the gladness that was
strewn along my way.
A blend of loss and gain, and of bitter
and of sweet.
But I reckon at tho finish, when I've met
and I shall meet
And for mo no delay is dawning that
shall bring another friend,
Or victory or failure, when my visit's
at an end
I shall turn as one departing from a kind
and gentle host
And thank the world ."or gladness that in
life was uppermost.
I' wonder every, morning what new Joy
will come my way,
What new friend I shall discover with the
passing of the day
And what glad surprise is waiting, for it
really seems to me
That each day is always different than I
thought 'twas going to be.
And when my stay is over, when my 'share
of time I've had, , ,
l snail man ma worm lor doing all It
could to keep me glad.
I have wept and I have whimpered. I
have suffered days of pain,
But have lived to wake to smiling and to
view the sun again.'
I've, encountered selfish people, and somr
brutal men I've seen.
But the most of them I've lived with have
been big and kind and clean,
And tha care will be forgotten and the
wrong will disappear
And I'll thank the world, at parting, for
the Joys it gave me here,
r-B. A? Quest la the Detroit Free Press,
Button Strikes
K. E. The "button Btrlke" Is a develop
ment of the last few years In tho anthra
cite coal region. A system has been estab
lished by tho unions requiring all members
of a union In good standing to wear con
spicuously a button Indicating that his dues
for the current month have been paid. If
any employe reports for work without his
button or wearing one not up to date, tho
members In good standing refuse to work
until tho delinquent either pays up or gives
up his Job.
Raw Material for Paper
.Editor of "What Do You Know" Is
there any ground for believing that paper
manufacturers could find raw material for
their product In the rice, cotton and sugar
cane fields of the South? K. M.
There has been considerable discussion
of this question of late. Henry Achilla
Durant, of New Orleans, recently stated his
belief that paper manufacturers could find
an abundance of raw material in tho dis
tricts you mention. He said that there
was assuredly enough waste from rice
crops, cano harvests and cotton fields to
supply a good many mills. "Our rice har
vest la practically over, and a vast quan
tity of rice trash Is available and more
will be In the fields In September. Very
few planters trouble to harvest tha second
crop of rice, called 'shawm,' which ripens
hi September. The Orientals make a very
utrong and beautiful paper from rice straw
Experiments in making paper out of ba
gasse, the- refuse from bugar cane that has
been crushed In the mills, have produced
a paper that looks like newspaper. As
the sugar cane has a strong. hemp-Hke
fibre, it seems to me that it should make
a very strong paper. We also have crops
of ramie, from which an Imitation silk 'a
made. The suggestion that paper can be
made from cotfbn stalks also opens un a
vast southern field of supply to the paper
manufacturer" vr
Victims of Sharks
E, V. B. The victims of man-ealinor
sharks on the days in July which ypu men
tion were Charles Eptlng Vansant It.
tacked July 1 while tvTunmtntin the
surf at Beach Haven, N. J., dying goon
after being taken to shore! Charles I3ruW
attacked July 6 at Spring like. N j
dying before help could reach him I i.tli
Stlllwell and W. Stanley Flsher7 Wiled Juf3
J2 in Matawan Creek, """' Klue1 Jt'y
T. E. Tally-ho U supposed to eom w,
the Norman hunung cryralUtau!-
the copplc,!) It,wM (wed. when the tl2
appeared in full vUw heading t." Sff
pice. It is now used when the for ?
cover. The BTencA cry u 4alauU
Republican Nominee Telljt
den Gate Union Leajnj.if
nuii a industries Must
tfe Protected
Progressive Chief Attends ua
Cnndlrlntn'p WU r., M!$
Maiden Speech i
Hughes reached his farthest t3
Hughes reached his farthest wrr
tordny. Before threo mau!
city ho spoke of dominant jELQ1
preparedness arid his belief In ivi1
a protcctlvo tariff. ,M J
In his speech before 12,000 ten,.?
I como hero as tn. ipokMjJ
national Republican party tJiW
timerenccs I havo no cone. ?
great national alms I havs i i?
transcend nil possible local dlffl1
and wo aro together, reunited SS?
by tho loftiest traditions o?
torlo party and dovoted to th 7.3
pllshmcnt of thoso great &(,
upon which must wit ? "&
prosperity as a nation. '&
Mr. Hughes reached San FrancU?
p. m. Ho went to his hotel throurtl
which applauded him along t. lh,5"
a reception shortly afterward and
first of hla addresses befors r
League Club nt 3 p. m. R9 hlZ'
to his hotel and thero addressed liZ
of women voters. In tho evening i?
dressed a mnss-mcotlng In the cm. , i
torlum, presided over by William p at
Republican national committeeman
California. 4
Between addresses Mr. Hughes mJ
with Republican and FroSJ ft
In tho interest of party harmonr I-
nomlneo confined his euggettlons ta i,
for co-operation among Renubllcui',
Progressives. In so doing Mr. Hurt!.,
that ho did not propose to Interfere!.
State's local affairs but that hswtnw
elements of both theso parties to m
gether In tho Interest of tho natlonfe
Among tho lenders who conferred
tho nomlneo wero Chester It jj,
of tho Republican National Campa'nC
mlttee, who joined tho Hughes partr
tcrday on Its way from l'ortlanj tj'i
city; Francisco V. Keesllng, chalnw
the Republican Stato Central Cona
and William II. Crocker, natlonil.t
mittoeman. Messrs. Kccsllng and Cro
met tho Hughes train before It moid
Francisco and conferred with ths nca
en routo. j
In his address beforo the Union le
Club Mr. Hughes spoko chiefly of tts
tcctlvo tariff, reiterating his contitt
that It was necessary for upbuilding it
can Industries nnd that Its enaebntti
enforcement should be Intrusted to tii
publican party. ' s
In addressing tho women Tcten
Hughes repeated his conviction tht
Buffrago issues should be speedily die
and the voto granted to women ttnif
tho country by amendment to the Fei
Constitution. Ho reiterated his rtuca
wishing this done, assailed the Ais
tratlon for wasto and cxtranrua"
declared that under proper leadtuht
would bo posslblo for America to ii
nil Its Ideals. Ho said:
Thero la not ono of our ideals tht
Incapable of achievement Wecwfr
contentment, wo can havo peicij
can havo security, provided we Ur
an unswerving loyalty to the fit i
Intelligent co-operation and thoiirh
policies which will foster our.lnfcstft
and protect our enterprlsesjiadin
vldcd further that, while we orr
abuses, wo mako suro to open Uac
nues for honorable American icto
ment throughout tho world. 5
The Republican party, reunlteH
reconsecrated In this campaign, itu
for thoso Ideals and tho method of tl
nttalnmont, and as a great liberal w
ls coming back to Its own.
Mrs. Hughes was Introduced by iff
band to a crowd nt the station at Br
a town near San Francisco, where til
stopped to allow tho presidential tm
to speak. B
'This is Mrs. Hughes." he sald."S
not going to mako a speech, but w
much hotter than that." . , !
Tho candidate's wife said but ou
"Mrs. Hughes is making her first P
campaign." It ran. At that, om,c
crowd shouted, "May It not be UrJ
which brought out n round of cueeri
Mr. Hughes was met at W
Molo by a delegation of San Franca?
publicans, nnd was escorted jcroo
bay. At the ferry'bulldlng a Irus
was on hand and led the automobU
to tho Palace Hotel. S
"Does any one know what thei
tratlon's policy will be three nnmB
how?" nsks Mr. Hughes. Sur-
months from now will be Just aw
tlon, and the policy will bo to
Jobs. Knickerbocker Press (Altacn
There is much International P
rights after all when a little um
Denmark can hold up a big nation t
United States for 25 times what asu
Islands are worth and even i ta eiw
the price to BO times. Buffalo wm
My neighbor's hubble-bubble h
or gasoline, . rs
Or some other kind .of trouble UM"
tho old machine;
It stands and snorts and craMf
side tho darned garage, ,w
And it sounds like railway
It Bmells like ripe trotMfVJf
And my neighbor, wrathy. wW
oV. rMirau loud and deep,-
And I'm sleepy, sleepy, sleepy. L
go iu Biecpi
One lively. lone mosquito has comt
Ing through the screen!
I have nowhere for to flee to. ana s
it well. 'I ween! ."
And It busies like, a davll UU Un
make a light, JHJ
Then it seeks its proper level WJZ
and out of sight; m
IU intelligence U creepy, ana vrSm
finP'iiiRh lwirv
And I'm sleepy, sleepy, sleepy. S
not go to sieepi
The partner of my sorrows and ttt
of my Joys .,sM
Dreams dreams of fair tomorrow'
conscious of the noise; J
My wrath is all the hotter th
in sluggish bliss J
While I wildly wield the l"rtM
swat's a hopeless ml". -
Like a squaw within her tepee, u
woolly Bheep . ,nv. jsj
While I'm sleepy, sleepy. tleeP. j
not go to sleep! -.M
Then the carts begin to rattle aMjj
man bangs around.
And the tomcats cease to "aut,a
crickets cease to . ta g
The stars get dim and dimmer g
uncertain skies, m.r
And the dawn begins to glininwfy
cook is fain to rise .ttByA
And the wrens go cheepy-cMf!
robins peepypeep, ,.,.;
And I'm sleepy, sleepy. ew'ij
going to go to Puej
Ted Robinson la the Clve