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me United Statu, Canada or Unltnl Matrn poi
tssslons, poatmro tree, tlilrty-nv (35) cent
pn month. One (tl) dollar for threo montm
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anc. To all forelan coun.rlcs ona ll) dollar per
notice Biibecrlbere wishing addr chanced
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BKLt, 1000 WALNUT KEYSTONE. MAIS' 1000
Ey Attirem nil commiinfmKoit.i to Et-i!lntf
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BNTIUtD AT THE rlllUPCLritlA rOITOH'lCB A
tX.'ONII-CI.SS MAIL SlATTtn.
THE AVEttACIE NET PAID DAILY CItt-
CULATION OF THE HVUNtNtl LBIXIER
FOR NOVIlMlir.lt WAS 131,011
Hilll.MpM.i, UY.iiin.l.jr, Janmrr 3, 1917.
Ilruinbaugh appoints, hut thu Sun
Pence notes, llko tho other
aecm to go to protest.
Tho prosperity of Pennsylvania
seems to lndlcuto that politics Is only
"With John R. K. Scott leading
tho cohorts of tho L,orcl," under what
banner can tho devil light?
All things considered, tho weather
man Is treating us at least ns well as
wo deserve. Omaha Bee.
Bay Stato LcBlslnturo to DIscufs
Llvlnu Cost. Headline.
But a man does not have to ho a
lawmaker to discuss It or to cuss It.
Every seventh family In the United
Stated owns an automobile which tho
other six families aro occupied In dodK
lng. There Is about $GO,000,000 available
lor appropriations by this Legislature.
Tho bitterness of tho factlonallsts may,
therefore, be understood.
What will bo tho next demand of
labor? Hero nro 1500 lumberjacks In
Minnesota demanding clean nlghtHhlrts.
Next year It will ho pink pajamas.
It's nil In the family. A Vara rep
resentative. As the small boy said when he re
turned from tho woodshed, where ho had
been having a painful Interview with his
There'd be twice as much happiness
if husbands would treat tliolr wives cz
works uv art Instead uv labor-savin'
devices. Josh Wise, In Grand Ilnplds
Is this why so many wives try to
make works of art of themselves?
Mammoth Cavo for tho Xatlon.
Headline In Chicago Evening Post.
Does tho Evening Post think there
aro so few Adullamltea in tho country
that tho Kentucky cavern Is his enough
to hold them all?
Yes, there is nothing in all history
moro Inspiring than tho sacrifice for
truth and Justice made by tho rjolBlans.
But how much aro you giving to putH
bread in the mouths of tho children of
tho Bolglans who gave their lives? By
their works shall ye know them.
How many Democratic votes would
It take, added to tho ninety-five Penrose
McNIchol votes, to make a majority big
enough to order an investigation by the
House of Representatives Into tho rela
tion of the Oliver check to the Gover
nor's Statement of campaign expenses?
Could anything better show the
spirit of Franco In this war than the
action of General Gerard Amanrlch, com
mander of the Legion of Honor, who has
Juat been retired from tho service at the
nge of slxty-flvo and who joins the army
again as a private?
Capturing Russians Is very much
like going after mosquitoes In the marsh
country with a hammer -tho more you
Eet the more there are. There ore some
.places In the Russian Empire which have
not yet even heard that war is going on,
and they will not hear until the recruiting
It Is doubtless true that the poli
ticians see no hope of the consumer bene
fiting from the reduction In the price
of gas from eighty to seventy-five cents
the thousand cubic feet, beginning next
January, but we suspect that the people
are going to have something to say In
the matter, and the method of the saying
la going to be exceedingly convincing.
The Baltimore conference on union
of the' northern and southern wings of
the Methodist Churcli is likely merely to
report progress and adjourn. But union
Is likely to come within a few years at
most The split came over the slavery
issue. That question has long disap
peared from religious discussion. The
whole tendency of Protestantism is to
ward closer union In the Interest of
greater efficiency. Less and less stress
is put by the different denominations onr
their peculiar doctrinta and more strea
oa their poInU of ssreement w j01
isnts. "SFSf-fi s -. afesslriiVrisrillWs1srTf'll'l '"iY'ii ml if r, ifi i TsffiMtpir'sffii-! "'' I'' ..ay- iiinm -ife- ... yfrs Mfcf.- ,. .-. . .... ,...JJ. . .. . ;f n
Christiana. Tho Methodlat pro)Iei! Is
complicated by the race ttucstNm. hut
there must bo statesmanship enough In
.the Churcli to find a satisfactory lolu
Mlon. CHILLING VERHOSITY
IfTlHK mwMKO of tho Otivrrnor Is rrnilrk-
nhle chlelly for Us weakness Wo nro
told that tho "Divine Spirit wrought
with beauty In ills sold and happlrfcss
In His heart when tto carved frm
tlio void this wonderful, tills Klorltiua
land," and tho LeglalatUro Is nttgely In
formed that If It can "ovolvo a means
.of loasdnltig povefty" It will add to tie
humanity of tho commonwealth, tltt
tho Governor Is not too sure oven of theio
things. Ho think the people ought to
havo decent housing, but ho has "no hi
tontiou to urgn any drastic or burden
some code." Only onco In tho enllr
monrmrp Is there n tone of decision unit
leadership, and even so thoro 1st nothing
particularly strong in "It I my duly u
The Governor would "welcome a homo
for Indigent Inebriates managed upon
modern linos and devoted to the euro of
rttrohnllsm." Apparently tho cxlwnry of
tho drus situation has not dawned on
him, and ho soema to bp In ontiro JtfltO'
rnneo of tho fnet Hint tho Htate 1m already
dedlritmt to tho building of nn Institu
tion not for the euro of atcohnllrH only,
but for drug addicts as well.
Although the rottenness of the Insur
ance codo of Pennsylvania has been thor
oughly exposed, although It has been
shown that some of the best Pennsylvania
companies nro actually m-tlug undur Iho
.Vew York codo, by resolution of the di
rectors, Ijccatino compliance with the Penn
sylvania codo fiicotiruges no confidence In
other States and little In Pennsylvania
Itself, tho situation might not exist at
all so far ns tho Governor is concerned.
It has mndo no Impression on him.
The reference to civil service Is almost
humorous. Having abused tho appointive
power to nn extent htthorto uuequaled
oven by tlio most unblushing of gang
sters, the Governor has tho effrontery
to suggest that "until wo havo this means
(civil service) of securing dependable and
continuous public service we -'ia'l not bi
able to conduct tho public bunncss ns
wisely as Importance ronulrob." Thoro is
universal agreement on that point. ,mr
tlcularjy among mon who aru acquainted
with tlio b-e.'vlco Uanklnc Commissioner
Smith gave tho Coinmonwoalt'i and thu
Indecent clrcunlstnncos attending his
ejection from office.
Tho Governor concludes by asking
Heaven to guide him and others "in
overy endeavor to mako Pennsylvania tho
cleanest, sweotest, holiest place In all tho
world." That is what William Ponn in
tended it should be, nnd what ho did
much to malto It be, but tho words on tho
lips of a "lost leader" send a chill down
tho splnoa of good citizens. Thoro Is
nothing holy or sweet or oan In tho
actions of which tho Governor has boon
guilty recently. Thoro IS no hope of any
thing holy or sweet or clean In tho fac
tion which has chained tho Covernor to
the wheels of Its wagon.
Wo strongly suspect that thero Is a
cako of mistaken identity unil a lessor
Myrmidon somehow has got into tho
armor of Achilles.
CO UK AGE
TENS of thousands of mon In Europo,
who have been pauperized by tho war,
nro not thinking of wealth or its evi
dences. They will feol that fato has
been abundantly kind if it gives them an
opportunity, under tho Hags of freedom,
to start Ilfo anew and win their way to
the front. Hut In glorious America, whoro
peaco reigns and opportunities aro as
plentiful as tho stars, Industrial slackers
bemoan their lot nnd whlno because they
cannot wine, forsooth. Courage! What
moro does a man need in America?
DEFENDERS of the President nro
likely to maintain that the railroad
legislation on which he is now insisting
is to supplement thu legislation which he
secured last September.
Tho wago-lncreasB law was admittedly
an emergency act umi only part of the
program outlined for mooting tho crisis.
It would bo unfair to say that the sur
render of Scpteinbtr is to be followed by
another capU.ilutluu in January until
there Is moro evidence. But the Septem
ber legislation evidently solved nothing.
It merely postponed the crisis. Tho rail
road managers' nnd their employes aro
about as far apart now as they wero
four months ago. Tho managers decline
to mako payments on the eight-hour basis
until the Supremo Court has sustained
tho law. Tho loaders of tho employes
Insist that tho payments shall bo made
and have appealed to the men for an
indorsement of their position. This
crisis can bo passed safely, however, it
thero is a proper spirit of accommoda
tion among the men. The railroads have
arranged to set aside a sufficient sum to
make the Increased payments If tho Court
sustains the law. They object to making
the payments, which they could not re
cover If tho law should be unset.
This looks like a fair proposition. Part
of the supplemental legislation Is Intended
to prevent the recurrence of such a crisis
as that which upset the country last
summer. Compulsory arbitration, or at
least temporary investigation, In advance
of a strike Is proposed. The objections
to compulsory arbitration are so grave
that H is doubtful if any bill providing
for it can bo passed; but public sentiment
will support any feasible plan for a thor
ough Investigation by compptent author
ity of the merits of a dispute between the
railroads and their employes. In the be
lief that the common sense of the nation
will be abli to find a way out without
any Interruption of traffic by a strike.
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EJVENING LBDaKR-IHILADBjniA, WEDNESDAY, JANXTABY 3,
'Tom Daly's Column
EXIT CUM BTMA8 TlllM
-11 l'n tnsl nlilht tuok down our tree
Ami I'm n.i ijlotl da I can ho
Thai t van not around to ico
for If uoutd make tnc eel the xamo
As when the cloryjami man came
Ami put some of it on our eat
IScrause it trax too old and at
And nil its fur had not too sole
To br fit rmnpanv am) more.
You see tho eat had come to he
.fiiil like one of the faullu
And what was ones our household pre
11V cannot ever quite forget
Ho when the poor thing Up nlitl dlcrf
For days and days I etlnl rJittt cried.
Of course a tree Is not a eat
And you don't love. It quite like that
liut still I'm glad as I ran he
That I was not around to srr
When t'a last nlpht took down our tree.
Xnt So Very Ki)iies(rinit
They have juat ni much local pride In
tho Lalin-Amorlcnn countries us tli-v have
In any more northern republic ; mid t',ie
residents of the Columbian caplinl of Bo
lt ita are especially noted for the brand nf
patriotism which will not nilmlt Hint any
ItMnK anywhere else can by nny possi
bility be no good ns Its counterpart In the
'hi nie town.
During an International celebration In
tic nor of Bolivar the Liberator a vtunly
Tloffotan wns nway visiting tho Vetiesttelan
Capital of Caracas. On his return a nrlRli
bor dropped lii to chat with him about his
adventures and observations In furclttn
"t suppose that ihoy hail mighty fine
liundeu nnd firework In Curaeas," suggest
id thu stay-at-hetn'i
".Ve better than wo have here." answered
tin returneil traveler,
"Hut tne public buildings In Caracas"
inld the neighbor, "the; are very splendid,
lire they not?"
"Why. nnt nearly so hplendld ns they'd
lnie you think," maintained the traveler.
nn 1 ours are In much bettor tnste."
"(low about their now Rtatuo of Holl
nr?" asked the neighbor.
"ours is every bit aa nrtlstlc," asserted
t'lo traveled one.
"But surely," objected tho stny-nt-home,
"Hir statue only shows Uollvar standing,
Hhllo tlio Caracas statue Is equestrian."
"Tut, tut!" said the pntrlotlc traveler;
"it's not nearly ns eipiestrlnn as they say
The hoy stood on the trolley trade.
"I'll take a car," he cried.
"U- very sure you put It hack,"
Ills cautious Mtt replied. S. S. S.
A mid-western collego professor (thero
nro lots of them) points to tho fact that
colleito graduates In real life very often
tain their llvlnt-a by their hands rather
than their heads.
WAS saying good night.
TO BABY LYDIA.
OUT THE window.
THE HALF MOON.
"MOON BROKEN DADDY.
"DADDY FIX IT."
AND I Raid.
J.ND DON'T think.
I1' CAN'T MAKE good
KOR wo havo.
Renalrtee en Route to Camden
'Notmirch of a game, ls't7"
was glvln him a dividend
i ev ry year,"
Ing, too. Sort of rebato on
"Got somlo of your money back when
you don'c epcpect It."
I want to talk business,"
Honed It In n friendly way."
l;oin' to get married Febr'y."
. Ol'i? AA'C HATE
Yea, Love Is hllnd, is Hindi Yet, more
Iter nig it descries
Than Ilatt cd with his thousand
Gleamin. i eyes.
J OUN JHRQiW IIOQXEY.
Yea, Verily, I Say Unto Von:
BLESSED are the meek, for they gen
erally go t married.
BLESSEp are the pure in heart, for
Uiey are mighty scarce.
BLESSED ' iro the rich, for to him that
hath it s ml! be given.
are those who gain cxpe-
-LJ rience. folr it teaches them what foofs
they used to
Is he who doth his duty,
J-' for he is
then privileged to pat him
ck. self on the bd
s the woman who gets her
LJ second h
Jisband, for she then learns
TJLESSEl) 1 i tho man who forgives his
J- enemlet, -or it's a pretty good sign
they havo air 'ady forgiven him.
BLESSED i re the disappointed, for it's
what we don't get that we should
sometimes be most thankful for.
BLESSED a e the unfortunate, for even
a dog car not fully appreciate happi
ness until he : as had a few tin cans tied
to his tall.
BLESSED a "o ye whose enemies revile
and perse ute you, for a good swift
kick will often da more good than a multi
tude of klndn ses-
BLESSED 1 4he who thinks with his
heart, for be always gets the worst
of it when he i tacks up against the man
who thinks wi h his head.
SAU a. SXItf SUN.
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What Do You Know?
O'lerlr.i of tjitmnl iiittmt v.ill be anatccred
fit tfll rrturnn. Tin quottoni. Ilio answers to
which rtsru irelMHuruiifl pt'r-AOH aaauM know,
are asked dutlir.
1. lfmv lontc N it ptin?
3. Who 'In TImiiti.m W. I'liuhfin?
:i. Wli.it N tlu fupltul nr North D.iKoln?
4. Mow- fur It It from I'lMbuVliitiU Mel-
hourim h.v Miiy nf au I'runtUco?
C, Win. fhrt'f niiroiH'un rulers nro klnitn unil
n, Wlinurut "Mr. Itrttlfnis Sc-m It Thraiieli1?
7. WIh-ii oe4 tin lift' of tlie proM-nt 'migrr44
R. Un, Mrlco it rrphlik'iit nt the present
O. Wli::i 1M 1'ortuK.il iletl.ire unr ittTiilnt (cr-
10. It '.fie tiri'ii of lletKliirn s emit n tbut nf
Answers to Ycstei day's Quiz
1. Barratry, In l.iw, H lnrlteiin'iit to lltlirntlnn.
.jh-nillnr IYnrite In uillllii: (lit .Mtnrney
ijcneriiL "llurnitronH Uronn" huh
tJiarxliiK Iilm wlt't biirrntr.
2. .IliK'iiln It the fimnty i.eut of Nnsniin Cimn-
(3. New rU. M Iuih beiunie ulilrly
Msonn liectuise of the lulatlou Held there.
a. 31. ltlbut Is a ilMlngnl'dii'd l'ri'iirh states
4. A Idnrntirlp Is the lio nil the deck (if 11 hldp
f.ir holUlni; the eom:i:lss.
5. Plrit-esit to HttTiltlire W t'nit uldch deals
ulih uie iiduutiires of rownes.
fl. I!!. ul. letter Is u lie.u.v-fuii'd tne. re-
Mililhl ic the old stjle (.iriiian i-t.
7. ClirMlnii II id Ileum irk nils !,iiuuu ns
I It- Niro of the North.
S. "Prptiilli uttle" Is n (liaruiler In llhk-
eis's lluinliey mid Son."
O. A 'hade miiiiiii," I.mIIii fur "k-o with me."
II n ;i.line npilllrd to II hllllilllnoK mil
rlillitL'. carried nhoiit.
10. Chi i: cru lliinitri'ils Is u ISrltlsli crnrii manor,
lie .'diiiliilstriitioll of ulilill Is In (lie
hinds of a htemird npiHilntcd try the
prtmn. U'lien n mrmber nf the llouso
nt Cnmnmns nircnts (tie stevwirdsldii lie
Mitimiiitlinlly resluns his seat In Parlia
ment, us it member n..i nut hold mull an
nltlt'e by iipiMiilitment nf thu KIliK.
D. Your Doctor Fell probably was John
Fell (IHSA-siii, an Eiisllsh clergyman.
Loj'illst during tho Commonwealth nnd
patron of .scholarly undertakings. Ho was
appointed deiiii of Cbrist Church, Oxford
Unlvorslty. in 1060, served as vlco chan
cellor of the university for scvoral years
and wus made Bishop of Oxford In 1075.
He Is famous fur the lines:
1 do not love tllee. lliKtnr Fell.
The roasoii wh 1 i.innni le'.l.
Hut ttus I knovr. un.l knou' full well:
I du not lovo then. Doctor Foil.
Thiy were written extemporaneously by
Thtmas Brown, a wit and waggish writer
of piiLscolIanles, who becamo engaged In a
controversy with tho then dean of Christ
Biographies of Senators
''. (J. ('.. Jr. The most complete effieliil
bltgrnphler of t'nlted States Henatnts who
hive died is contained in a series of me.
nnrlal addresses for sale by the Mini'i--lUtendeilt
of Docuincnts, rioverninent
Printing Office, IVashlnuton. Tho ndilresses,
recording to custom, are dolivuitd at a
incmorlal meeting of the Senate and Uouse
upon tho fleatn or a member of either
(lumber, and tho proceedings, together
Vlth a portrait of tho dead member, are
ncorporatud in a volume. These volumes
;nay be obtained for thlity.flve cents cloth
bound. "The Way tn Resumption"
CITRUNELLB Chlof Justice Salmon P.
Chase was the author of the phrase, "The
iway to resumption Is to resume." It wis
contained In a letter to Horace Qrceler,
March 17, 1800.
A. S. W. A press association is, In ef
fect, ft league uf newspapers formed for
an equal exchange of news. It Is eW-rolle4
by a board of directors, who are paid
A. D. E. The first Mjyage to Australia
of which thero Is authentic reoprd was
mado by the Dutch in tooti. although there
are evidences that the Portuguese visited
the Island continent as early as 1651.
SAM LOYD'S PUZZLE
MISER WILKINS .M too mean to
give you the time of day. Wien
I asked him for it this morning ho
glanced cautiously at his big silver
timepiece and replied: "Just add one
quarter tho time from midnight until
now to half the tune from now until
midnight and you will have the cor
Answer to Yesterday's Puzzle
THE word CIVIL answers tlui
,.. " '.'"'-",.:,.... -.:.;,'- :,),'":'' ? ''""riy?r ."' WF- "":',"'"".' !, iir- 'i'-1
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I'M GLAD THAT'S BLOWN OVER!"
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f'"'''. - .'.
THE VOICE OF
More About Modesty and the
"Movie3" Peace Plans
That Won't Make
WHAT IS MODESTY?
To the lUlitor of Ihr r.renlny Ledger:
Sir Annie A. Pool nddp her remarks In
the Hvcxino I.r.ixiKU to those of Sarah S.
Weber hi regard to the art of the "movies."
Hho asks: "Would Miss Aubrey JIunson
appear ns Purity on tho theatrical stngo?
Would the moral public allow her to do so?
We have seen 'Purity' and 'Virtue,' now
let us see what 'Modesty' can do to 1111 tho
Whnt does Annlo A. Pool mean
"modesty"? Does sho understand modusty
tn be clothes or lack of clothes? Modesty
i.x fur different from clothing In most In
Soino years ngo a peculiarity of my
make-up prevailed upon mo to frown whon
upon the public hlgliwny I met n male or
female whoso liodlly deformity was ex
cessive, even when such deformity caused
pain when moving about. My mind's eyo
nhrays carried a mind Imago of Adam and
his consort Eve as models of beauty, purity,
virtue and modesty. Somehow these every
day beings upon tho highway .eemeil to
belong to another sphcro thnn the ono upon
which our llrst parents lived.
Today ono must look long for such
creatures as I met with a frown. Why?
Physical exercltu upon scientific principles
has transformed our peoplo! Even our old
ladles havo disappeared. Youth, health and
beaOty aro now studied as a means to in
suro happiness. Tho "old fogies" still
shiver for their "clothes." while tho live
people strip off surplus dress and exercise
In tho open, healthy ntmosphcre. They get
buck to nnture.
Lot our young folk danco In baro legs and
feet, follow Aunetto Kellerniana to the
hwlmmlng pool nnd tho family doctor will
call only for fractures and real Illnesses In
tho old nnd feeble. Purity, virtue nnd
modesty need no clothes to hold their own.
Shall wo hldo our statuary and paintings?
"Why do not tho artists' models pose on
tho fctreet corners?'' may follow Annlo A.
Yours for health, happiness, strength
and freedom Tor our people. "Evil to him
who evil thinks." r q, jj
Somers Point, N. J Jnnuary l.
PEPPER PEACE PLANS
To tho Editor of the lUvniiiu l.tUutr:
Sir The attitude of tho anti-peace inona
gnndlsts of tho Wharton Pepper typo cm.
pears to mo to bo simply stupid.
These gentlemen protest that tho war
should go on until certain "vital Issues"
which they enumerate, shall be adjusted
How, in tho name of common horo sense
can these issues bo ndjusted by a com
tlnuanco of the war? Tholr adjustment
must necessarily form tho basis of a settle'
meat which can be come to only at a peace
conference, and how a peaco conference can
be held with the war still going on Is a
puzzle to me.
Tho pacifists ask for a truco pending
such settlement, but Mr. Wharton Pepper
says "No, thero mint be no settlement until
the war is over." The obvious fact that the
end ot ih- war depends upon a settlement
and not a settlement on the end of the war
is evidently overlooked by tho "flght-lt-out.
Philadelphia, January 1. ANTMVAR-
EVERYBODY LIKES IT
To the lldltor of the Vvenlug Ltiliier-
Sir At the conclusion of the first year
of the administration of the compensation
law of Pennsylvania, my colleagues join
with me la expressing to you our deepest
sense of appreciation nt the magnificent
hupport given to this humanitarian propa
ganda by the press of our State.
You hav devoted your columns most lib.
erally and patriotically to our news In order
to assist in establishing in the minds of ou?
citizens the thought that tlw health wVu
,are mm nappiness of those who toil are
.... .----. v.o u, lJle commonwealth
There have been wonderful results accoml
pushed, not only in the amount of com
peiuation secured for the Injured and the
dependent widows and children of the klllii
of the injured at the proper time. mem
Most Important ot all. however, a spirit
pf co-operation between employer and em
iiioje has bejn firmly established by the
humanities of the law on the one hand
and Its economic advantage on the other.
There has not been call4 to my at ten
Hon during the year an unfriendly ate
inent concerning compensation or its ad
Sur State!"4 aSnC'M '" " p.r t
It U with a profound sense of our obllea
tlons in this resoect th Jl ... ' ga-
the second yar ot compensation sdminii-
nil liu'illliimijllll II 11,111
tratlon with a. determination to bend overy
energy toward maintaining that proper legal
equilibrium that will Insuro the mercies of
tho law with such even-handed Justice that
thoro will bo no prohibitive stress of Its
obligations placed upon tho business Inter
ests of the Htnle.
HARRY A. MACKEY.
Philadelphia, December 30.
"MYSTERIES" OF SCIENCE
To the, L'ditor of the Eocntng Ledger:
Sir In a recent Evening Ledoer I
noticed tho following headline, "Scientists
to Aid Nation If Time of Need Comes."
Good ! That's flno. But who aro scientists
and what Is sclonco? Whon I was a school
boy T was obliged to commit to memory
from ono of the textbooks then In uso tho
following definition of science, "Sclenco Is
the key that unlocks tlio Ironbouud recep
tacles ot knowledge." That definition was
at that tlmo to my youthful mind as clear
as mud. I supposed It was not Intended to
be understood by tho common people, that
It wnR tho property of some far-off superior
personages who stood very closo to tho
original sourco of things. I was so batllcd
by tho mighty and Imposing combination
of words In that perplexing definition that I
absolutely failed to get any meaning out
In after years I discovered that sclenco Is
tho explanation of common things, and
that definition was to my liking, for It
furnished mo tho proof that FClentists aro,
after all, just common people who know
or think thoy know a good deal more about
things than ordinary mortals. I am not
hostile to scientists nor to sclenco, but the
sooner wo all learn what rclence Is tho
better It will bo for tho world.
I havo often wondered it science has been
held up beforo tho world as something far
away and mysterious for mercenary pur
poses and quostlonablo designs. T. B. li.
Reading, Pa., January 1.
MR. SELDES IN LONDON
Tho re-election of Dr. Wobdrow Wilson
ns President uf tho United States ot Amer
ica will be welcomed by thinking peoplo of
this country. It Is unfortunato that public
opinion hero Is so littlu acquainted with tho
problems which confront the United States ;
It is equally unfortunato that tho peoplo
thero do not understand the problems and
outlook of Clreat Ilrltaln. It Is to bo hoped
that In tho near future vteps will bo taken
to bring homo to each of theao Anglo-Saxon
peoples th6 problems of the otlior and their
fundamental common Interests. Wo would
draw tho attention of our renders to tho
article In thi3 lssuo of tho Athenaeum by
an Amorlcun contributor. Mr. Gilbert
Seldes. London Athenaeum.
Mr. Seldes, who was ono of tho editors
of tho IiVE.vmo Lbdoisii, went to London In
September, where ho is interpreting Amer
ican sentiment for tho benefit of tho Kngllsh
and Kngllsh sentiment for tho benefit of
.mericaus. noverai articles from him have
appeared on H1I3 pago since ho went away.
.Kdltor of the Kvb.sino l.euoEn.
Miss Mary Oarden explains In her frank
and honest way that it's all a mistake about
her wearing J25.00U worth of llngurle and
that It's really only 25.UU0 francs' worth,
and laBt time we had the privilege of see
ing her It didn't seem llko even that mneii
but wo suppose tlio franc Isj considerably
depreciated. Ohio Stato Financier.
MARS, GOLD-BRICK ARTIST
Statesmanship naturally hesitates to ad
mit that a war whose eos-t has staggered hu.
inanity must merely bo dismissed as a bad
investment Washington Star.
ACADEMY OP HL'SIC, MONDAY, EVQ JAN a
New York lavnnrl Wo ',.
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ACADEMY OP MUSIC
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Tk'ktts at Htppe'n, T3o to . Uoxm Ji2.is
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Pastels in Prose
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To ba natural Is to bo obvious. To 5
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Rubnlynt of n Commuter
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