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WKDN'KSDAV, OCT. 20, 1010.
WHO AND WHAT
IS W. H. BERRY?
(Continued from Pace Ono.)
openly fuinil thlB Important public
pledge but Chostor hns yet to learn
the benollclnry of It.
Further, during his campaign an
a Mnyoralty candidate, Mr. Kerry
declared with groat gusto that any
official who accepted and used rail
road passes, was equally guilty with
the man who received the bribe of
a barrel of flour. Yet Mr. Berry,
as Mnyor. used passesl
Kerry Had to Ko Driven to Exploit
Luck again nlded William II.
Berry, when ho was elevated to the.
State Treasurer's office. Backed by
the united support of several par
ties, Including Democrats and Inde
pendent Republicans, It was not dif
ficult to overcome the then Repub
lican nominee, Mr. Plummer. In the
official responsibility as State Treas
urer, it Is duo again to record that
Mr. Berry accomplished ono notable
public good the exploiting of the
State Capitol frauds. But what else
could he have dono under the dc
mandatory conditions confront
ing him? Even an Itinerant on a
railway, who discovers n brok
en rail, would naturally give warn
ing to trainmen and save lives. But,
verily, the net neither prove the
itinerant's general attributes, nor
evidence his fitness to bo manager
of the road. Mr. Berry rendered a
public service, granted; hut it is not
one act of a man that calls for en
trustment to higher office (ns ar
gued by Berryites), but the general
character and equipment of the as
pirants. In truth, however. William II.
Berry not only did not discover the
Capitol graft, but it is a fact that he
had to bo driven into making expos
ure of it. Soon after Mr. Berry's
induction Into the State Treasurer
ship, there entered the office of a
big daily newspaper in Philadelphia
one night a well-known Columbia
Assemblyman. He inquired wheth
er the editors had observed one pe
culiar line in a recently-issued
SmUl's Handbook, which record re
ferred to nine million dollars ex
pended for furnishings to the new
state cnpitol. The sum stated was a
new and startling one, above the
four millions announced as the cost
of the building, and the editor-in-chief
of the daily forthwith sent his
"star" man to Harrisburg to ferret
out reasons and methods in this
newly-recorded enormous expendi
ture. The press representative went
so far In his investigations as to
find, for instance, that plaster of
Paris imitations for marble had been
used as ono scheme in fraudulent
tricks, and he at once urged upon
Treasurer Berry to take up a gen
eral exposure. Mr. Berry held aloof.
The following Sunday the newspa
per representative visited Mr. Berry
at nls homo in unester ana, sus
tained by the personal request of his
editor-in-chief, and the latter's as
surance of his paper's support of an
exposure, the reporter again vainly
plead for Berry's consent to de
nounce the frauds. Finally, on the
following week, being still further
pressed, State Treasurer Berry at
last permitted one of his clerks to
especially go over his predecessor's
hooks, and sufficient clues to the
big steals were found. Then only
did Berry begin shouting from the
house-tops his own glory as a graft
Now, for further frailties of Mr.
Btrrv. the 'reformer," whilst he
was State Treasurer. First, a bank
ing institution that he later favor
ed with State deposits of more than
C3K million dollars, significantly be
came his bondsman for a "nominal"
sum. Subsequently, the same bank
extraordinarily granted some sort of
a $50,000 loan to a business enter
prise of Chester', In which concern
the patronizing State Treasurer, Mr.
Berry, held stock interest. In oth
er words, did not Treasurer Berry
exercise the Commonwealth money
to attain banking favor for his pri
vate business interests!
Kerry's Questionable Denis Whilst
r. State Official.
And there was still another inter
esting transaction in finance during
Mr. Berry's incumbency as State
Treasurer, that was but recently
forced to light. This was an odd
borrowing of ?1 0,000, attained
through the Indorsement of a noto
by Democratic Boss James M. Guf
fey, and the Boss' additional favor
to Mr. Berry of 14500. When con
fronted with the deals, Mr. Berry
claimed that he wanted the money
to prosecute tho Capitol grafters;
later he said that ho needed It for
his business ventures; more recent
ly that money was necessary to save
him from assassins! Meantime,
however, Mr. Berry begged to nssure
a confiding public that he had given
adequate collateral- security to cov
er Mr. Guffey's Indorsements. But,
lo! there followed a salo of this al
leged adequate security, some 2700
shares of Berry's engineering com
pany, and tho stock sold for $700
a surprising collateral for Mr. Guf
fey's indorsement for a $15,000
loan. And, be It added, since tho
loan was negotiated, In 1908, neith
er principal In part nor any Interest
has been paid, as alleged, of the
When It is considered that James
M. Guffey had, In addition to tho
aforenamed loans, previously con
tributed $10,000 to Mr. Borry's elec
tion as State Treasurer $21), 500 In
all nnd then observed how Mr.
Berry aftorward turned against his
benefactor, what must fair-minded
citizens think of Mr. Berry?
Kerry's Recent Overwhelming Do
feat in Chester.
Tho mad pursuit of William II.
Berry for public ofllco continued af
ter ho ceased tho Stato Troasuror
Bhlp, and in 1908 he again faced
Chester as a cnndldato for tho Legis
lature, Certainly, It must bo con
ceded that tho citizens of Ills home
city wore at least In position to
know Mr. Borry best, ufter closest
observation and oxperlenco with the
gentleman in his official trusts, and
tho voters rendered a salutary ver
dict. Mr. Berry was not only de
feated at that election by somo 1500
votes, but he failed to carry a slnglo
wnrd In tho city, oven tho Demo
cratic ones, besides losing his own
precinct, although ho resides In a
residential district of good families!
But oven that was not enough to
subduo Mr. Borry. This year the
people of Pennsylvania ngaln find
William II. Berry in his accustom
ed trail, seeking office, oven to mak
ing an extraordinary porsonnl can
vass of the state, buttonholing dele
gates preliminary to the Allentown
Democratic convention. There ho
entered Into open competition nnd
his competitor, Webster Grim, was
(overwhelmingly nominated. What
followed? Mr. Berry's congratula
tions nnd pledged support of tho tick
et, nnd a fortnight nfter, rankling
under disappointment, his negotia
tions with tho proposed Americnn
party as n gubernatorial candldnte,
and, that falling, his dicker with the
Kcystono outfit, and his nomination
for governor. Thus went on record
a stullflcatlon that presages tho clos
ing polltlcnl tragedy of Mr. Berry's
Kerry's Intrusion of Sunday Poll
tics In Churches.
In pursuance of his campaign be
fore the people as a candldnte, Wil
liam II. Borry has a penchant for
posing In sanctimonious assumptions
before church bodies, and deplor
ably courting personal favor by de
livering Sunday political speeches.
To ordinary and unpretentious ob
servers the intrusions of political
meetings in churches at Sundny ser
vices is regarded as questionable In
propriety. Church edifices arc pre
sumed to bo exclusively dedicated to
tho service of God, and political
harangues of the Berry type, within
the walls of such snnctunrios, might
reasonably be considered as desecra
tions. Referring to this subject, tho ven
erable editor of tho Chester Demo
crat editorially says:
"One thing the editor of tho
Democrat confesses he cannot
understand. William II. Berry
Is a licensed preacher in the
Methodist church, nnd has
preached in pulpits for many
years. Yet In his political cam
paigning he has delivered ad
dresses almost every Sunday
either in Methodist churches or
Camp Meetings. His text in
churches is always the same,
viz., "Civic Righteousness" al
ways the same thing and his
addresses are only a slight vari
ation In words from his week
day speeches. Practically they
are electioneering speeches, and
hence it is that wo are obfus
cated. We cannot understand
how the Methodists (and others)
can consistently permit such
electioneering in their churches!
It is not, however, the first
time Mr. Berry mado a political
speech on Sunday. At a meet
ing called by the Single Tax
Party, for the purpose In front
of the City Hall, in Philadel
phia, on Sunday evening, July
18, 1909, Mr. Berry made a
speech declaring himself a Sin
gle Taxer. It was a purely
political speech, tho single tax
doctrine being a political and not
at all a religious question."
The Final Cloak of Record About
In recapitulation of William II.
Berry's political and official irre
sponsibilities, as proven under trial,
it may be cited that underlying is the
egotist the "I" and "mo" as the
only man of the hour; the overzeal
ous and mad pursuit for public of
fice; business transacatlons while in
office that were improper in an In
cumbent; inconsistencies, self-contradictions,,
and broken pledges; his
ravings in a recent speech that he
would liko to burn newspaper re
porters at the stake utterances and
acts all indicating an irresponsible.
The Allentown incident was the cli
max. What sense of moral obliga
tion does Mr. Berry recognize, when
he goes Into a convention contest,
nnd after overwhelming defeat, takes
tho hand of his competitor, pledges
support, and afterward clasps a po
litical knife to stab his party and
Its chosen candidate? Before tho
peoples of any civilized nation, even
among prize fighters, such methods
would be scorned.
A fitting peroration to this review
of Mr. Berry is the reference of the
vennrnblo Democrat, John B.
Rhodes, of Delaware county, who
wrote, over the non-de-plume "Sel
kirk," in tho Chester Times, as fol
lows: In the meantime, will it not
he well for the people to bo
prepared to receive this great
human maelstrom of purity from
the East, who has already start
ed on his tour, and will visit
you unawares like a whirlwind
of thunder out of n clear sky
causing you to cry out, "Who
is this that darkeneth counsel
by words without knowledge?"
This great reformer will drive
everything before him, con
demning all parties, organiza
tions, societies, and assemblies
of all kinds, except thoso that
adopt his creed and how to him
as tho great embodiment of re
ligious nnd political virtue, puri
fying everything that In his
judgment Is impure; correct
ing nil tho Inequalities of life
among men, and will make a
stupendous effort to chain his
Satanic majesty to tho highest
peak of tho Allegheny mountains.
Science and Cheese.
A medical authority kindly assures
ns thut us long ns cheeso Isn't decay
ed it will not affect the health of tho
consumer. This Is n fuel thut we have
suspected for n considerable time. Hut
how Is tho ordinary cheese eplcuro to
detect the difference unless ho wults
There is cheeso so thoroughly dis
guised in tho costume and aroma of
decay that Its proper stnudlug on tho
sanitary testing table would puzzlo u
For instance, (hero Is the brand
known us lluiburgur.
But why pursue tho subject? Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
IN IE REALM
Natty Fall Suit.
(Stripes hold their own nnd bold
checks produced by coarse homo-pun
mixtures. Plaids, too, though less
prominent, nro among the newcomer'.).
In tho drawing the suit, made of gray
wool striped with black, Is trimmed
with black satin. The skirt hns one of
the long tunic effects that may hamper
tho feet like n band unless properly
OKAY AND Ilt.ACU I.T1UPED SUIT TRIMMED
W1TU niiACK SATIN.
handled. Tho coat Is In tho new short
length, faced with satin and with deep
dipping sntin girdle finished with hut
tons. The collar is nlso of tho satin.
Speaking of the hampering band at the
foot of the skirts recalls the ridiculous
stories told of ultra fashionables dur
ing tho summer, when the narrow skirt
was tho most widely exploited.
NSIBLE PLAN FOR
Wait Until the Unsettled State
of Styles Settle.
There may be nothing In the sugges
tion, but one woman who is always
well dressed has announced that she Is
going to put off getting her new win
ter gowns as long as possible this year,
because she thinks that the fashions
are In an unsettled slato just now.
After Jununry she looks for definite
changes. Just now she thinks It is
pretty hard to tell which wny tho wind
will blow, nnd she doesn't want to buy
too many things until she Is sure.
And in tho meantime this provident
woman Is going to get along by mak
ing over her old gowns. Skirts are to
be closely fitted and cut off n little bo
low the knee. The lower part of tho
skirts will bo finished with wide bands.
Any pieces of fur she hns in the
house will bo pressed Into service for
trimming, for she knows that the
more fur she enn put on her gowns,
whether for afternoon, evening or
street wear, tho better.
Ilor old evening frocks she will do
over by replacing tho foundation slips
with thoso of contrasting color or n
different shade of the same color, be
cause sho believes that tho self toned
effects which have been good so long
have Just about gone out.
The Vogue In Black.
"Black Is to bo very fashionable
this season," tho silk people will tell
you. So, too, will tho folk who sell
dress goods nnd velvets. So ulso say
tho suit and wrap makers.
So if nil accounts nre to be relied
upon black is to have quite a vogue
thoso coming months.
In millinery, too, tho minor Is equal
ly strong, and tho early models nre
very frequently of tho lnkllko hue.
Black velvet lints especially seem to
Though, of course, It Is a bit early
to predict and ono cannot tell for
somo little whllo yet, It is, however,
expected that n great many evening
wraps this season will be of black,
with gorgeous linings of Persian or
Pulsley silks and brocades.
And they're rich.
There are souple taffftas.
All nre more or less sntluy.
Ottoman weaves uro among tho flue
In somo tho ridges run across, in
Very lovely wide ones may bo had
for about $1.50 por yard.
Velvet ribbons nro not ns much used
for millinery ns piece velvet.
8HIP5 OF THE AIR,
Aerial Fleets Will Play Great Part In
It really begins to look na If Uia
next war if war thcro must bo win
mark tho Introduction of ncrlal
manoeuvres on a scale which would
hardly havo seemed posslblo n few
years ago. At tho end of 1009 Bnys
tho Youth's Companion, thoro were
alrcndy in existence, either finished
or promised to bo ready for servlco
very shortly, 32 dlrlglblo balloons nnd
EG aeroplanes belonging to tho vnrl
lous Europonn nations. Of Uicso Ger
many hns 14 dirigibles, of six different
models, and five noroplnnca; Franco,
seven dirigible and sovon aero
planes; Austria, two dirigibles nnd
four acroplanos; England, two dlrlgi
bios nnd two aeroplane ; and Spain,
one dlrlglblo and' three aeroplanes. It
Is interesting to remark how Gormnny
runs to dirigibles and France to aero
planes. Yot Franca was tho first offi
cially to experiment with tha former
The Sea's Ventilation.
Ono of tho reasons formerly urgod
against tho oxlstonco of living crea
tures in tho abysses of tho ocean was
tho supposed absenco of oxygen there.
It was decmod impossible that any
considerable quantity of oxygon
could exist at groat depths. But dis
coveries of recent dato hnvo shown
that thoro in no lack of oxygen oven
at tho greatest depths. Tho explana
tion is that tho cold water of tho
polar regions, charged with tho oxy
gon from tho atmosphere creeps
along tho bottom toward tho equator
from both poles and thus carries a
Bupply of oxygen over tho wholo vast
floor of tho oceans. Tho surface wa
ter moves toward tho poles, and so
a groat system of circulation exists.
Were it not for this world circulation,
one authority assures us, It Is alto
gether probable that tho ocean would
in time become too foul to sustain
animal life, at least In Its higher
manifestations, nnd tho sea, tho
mother of life, would itself bo dead.
When Folks Feared Gas.
In tho early days of the last cen
tury, when Illuminating gas was first
used In London, timorous people talk
ed of tho dangers of suffocation nnd
of explosions to which gas, which
was Btlll Imperfectly purified, exposed
tho citizens. Scientists confirmed
thoso assertions, and the first gasomet
ers oroctod In London by Samuel
Clcgg bo terrified the peoplo that no
work man would venturo to light tho
gas Jets which had been placed on
Westminster Bridge. But Clegg soon
overenmo this difficulty by lighting a
torch and applying it to the burners
with his own hands. On another oc
casion beforo n committee of the
Royal Society of Ixjndon ho bored a
hole In tho gas holder and put a light
ed candle to It, to tho great alarm
of tho spectators, but without caus
ing tho slightest accident. Gradual
ly tho oyes even of tho most preju
diced woro opened to the truth.
Form of Divorce In Old Rome.
In tho earlier period of tho Roman
Republic divorces were quite un
known, nnd woro rare right up to tho
time of the Sullan Wars. In the old
days the husbnnd and wife who
wished to separate appeared for tho
last tlmo before tho common hearth,
a priest and priestess being present.
As on tho day of marriage, a cake of
whoaten flour was presented to the
husband and wife, but Instead of
shnrlng it between them they reject
ed it. Then, instead of prayers, they
pronounced formulas of a strange, so
voro, spiteful character, by which tho
wifo renounced tho worship and gods
of tho husband. From that moment
tho religious bond was broken, and,
tho community of worship having
ceased to exist, tho marriage, with
out further ado, was forever dissolved.
Diamonds from Gunpowder.
Sir Andrew Noblo, In a recent ad
dress beforo the Royal Institution In
London on tho development of ox
plosives during tho last 50 years, re
lated n remarkablo story of what oc
curred during ono of his experiments
with, a gunpowder mode of cordlto
and carbon. After tho explosion, In
which tho elevation of tomperature
was estimated to havo been about
4,300 degrees Contlgrndo, a residuo
was left In tho explosion chamber in
which Sir William Crookos afterward
found diamonds. They were, of
courso, exceedingly minute, and must
havo been formed from the carbon
under tho Influence of tho Immense
heat and pressuro developed at the
moment of the explosion.
Tho Interdict and tho excommuni
cation were quite different things, tho
Inst being tho most terrible form of
ecclesiastical consuro. In tho nation
thnt was under an Interdict tho cler
gy woro forbidden to perform any part
of their sacred duty save tho baptism
of Infants and tho confession of dying
penitents. Quito rnro prior to tho
timo of Gregory VII. (about 1073), tha
interdict was common enough after
that time. In 1170 Popo Alexander
put all England under nn Inter
dict, and in 1208, whon King John
was ex-communlcatod, tho kingdom
lay under an Interdict for bIx years.
There aro screens to keep the files
out nnd sticky paper to catch the
flics that got In; thero are cockroach
pastes and poisoned biscuits for rats
and mice; but thoro Is nothing to pro
tect Atchison peoplo from Lysander
John Appleton, tho worst old bore In
town. Ho Is free to walk Into any
storo and romaln for hours nnd talk
and talk and talk, Atchison Globo.
Distilled Gold. '
Tho Investigations of a French
chemist show that gold In the electric
furnnco boils freely at a tcmpornturo
of 2,400 degrees C. In two or three
minutes, it Is said, from 100 to 150
grnnis of gold pass Into the stnte of
vapor. In condensing upon n cold
body this golden vnjwr forms filiform
masses nnd cubic crystals. At its
tcmpcrnturo of ebullition gold dis
solves a little carbon, which nt tho
tlmo of resolldlflcatlon Is deposited in
tho form of graphite. In nn nlloy of
gold nnd copper, copper distills first.
In nn iriloy of gold nnd tin, tho tin dis
tills more abundantly thnn tho gold,
nnd when a largo quantity of theso
mixed vapors is taken tho tin bums
on contact with the oxygen of Uio nir,
forming oxide of tin, colored purple
by n fine dust of condensed gold. This
is ono method of prepnrlng the color
known as "purplo of Cnssius." Har
Tho Japaneso child Is exceedingly
shy and retiring before Its elders, and
girls are taught to practice this more
thaniboys. In tho morning ns soon as
they aro up tho children go to their
parents In turn, bow their heads to
tho ground and say "Good morning"
or "How Is your honorable health V
Beforo a meal they lift the chop
sticks to their foreheads nnd bow in
thanks, whether their parents nro
present or not. for tho meal set before
them. Before going out to school or
elsewhere nnd on returning they must
kneel beforo the mother nnd bow.
When father or mother go out the
children must go to the porch, kneel
down nnd say "Deign to go forth" or
"Honorable return," as the case may
be. As soon us infants can bow their
hendu the uursos train tlie'm in thcuo
respectful salutntlons. Exchange.
"I have come to you, my friend, for
comfort. My best girl has treated me
very badly. I was trying to explain
something to her, but sho gave me
such sharp looks they cut me to the
heart; 6ho withered me with her scorn,
crushed me with her coldness nnd
stabbed me with her keen edged
"See here, man, you oughtn't to come
to me for comfort. AVhat you need Is
to go to a hospital for treatment."
M 'Twos over thus slnco childhood's hour,"
The poet Fang so sweet.
Whene'er I plant a Burden flower
It proves to bo a beet.
Tomato plants with care brought out
Far from the climate rudo
When In tho sunshine Fet about
Aro only cutworm food.
Tho sweet corn and the cabbape sprout,
Now cherished with such glee.
Will furnish dainty food no doubt.
But not for you nnd me.
That market basket once despised
We'll carry ns of yore
Tho place whero hopes are realized
Is In tha grocery store
From 5 to 6 per cent.
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