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SATURDAY EVENING. JANUARY HI
UNION STATION PLAZA
the Pennsylvania and
allied railroad interests are
v V about It why should they not
create a spacious plaza in
"front of th» Union Station that would
constitute a dignified and attractive
gateway from the railroad to the city
proper? Inasmuch as the company
already owns the property along
Grace avenue and for a considerable
distance in Market street, there would
seem to be no good reason for longer
neglecting the Improvement of the
Under present circumstances It is
necessary for pedestrians to walk a
long distance from Market street to
the station building without any pro
tection whatever from the weather. It
•would be a simple matter, and cer
tainly not unduly expensive, for the
company to provide a covered walk
from Market street to the entrance.
The rather plain open space in front
of the Union Station could easily be
transformed Into a most attractive
feature by the landscape architects of
•company and the expert florists—
done some admirable work
approach to the Rock
bridge—without interfering in
any degree with the necessary drive
This might be a proper matter for
the consideration of the new Cham
ber of Commerce. We believe the
railroad officials are In entire har
mony with the new Harrisburg idea
and will cheerfully co-operate with
whatever plans are adopted along rea
IN the attitude of Congressman Pal
mer and Secretary of Labor Wilson
toward the proposal that they fore
go their present certainties at
Washington for the uncertainties
of the gubernatorial campaign in
Pennsylvania on the Democratic ticket,
there is no Indication that either of
gentlemen Is yearning to offer
up as a personal sacrifice for
Mr. Palmer would rather be gover
nor than a congressman, but he would
rather bo an unbeaten congressman
than a beaten governor. Secretary
Wilson consider# that his cabinet office
Js moro of an honor than it would be
to Inhabit the Executive Mansion in
Jlarrisburg. The welfare of the State
end of their party in the State does
>iot appear to have entered into the
calculations of Mr. Palmer and Mr.
JWUson at all. It is merely, "what
iwould we get out of It?"
Some of their good friends who
complain bitterly about this unpatrio
tic attitude say that it does not square
' VHh the previous professions of dis
interestedness which have been the |
very essence and flower of their polltl- I
cal strength and success.
As for us, never having supposed
that either Mr. Palmer or Mr. Wilson
•ntered politics through any desire for
martyrdom or sacrifice, the disillusion
Is no great shock.
" WATCHFUL WAITII N'G"
WE have watched and waited for
the beneficent results which it
was predicted would follow
the policy of "watchful wait
ing" adopted by the Administration to
As yet nothing has turned up. The
incomprehensibly mixed-up revolution
pursues the uneven tenor of its way.
To-day one side wins; to-morrow an
other enjoys a brief victory. Now It is
the federals who are slaughtered, and
again the bones of the rebels whiten
the field of battle. But, always, hu
man lives are being sacrificed, human
liberties are being 1 destroyed and prop
erty is being wiped out.
k Certainly, watchful waiting has not
■ been very satisfactory to date,
r When we contemplate President
■Wilson's Mexican policy we are forcibly
Reminded of that other watchful waiter
ao graphically described by Mr. Dick
ens. Never was the policy of watch
ful waiting so perfectly apotheosized
as in the person of the alert and ready
Mr. Micawber. Never was any man
bo watchful, never was any man so
%-aitf it I as Mr. Micawber.
With what superb patience he com
posed himself against that mythical
time when something was going to
"turn up." How cheerfully he "fell
back" again and again for a "new
start," just as Mr. Wilson's special am
bassador falls back from Mexico City
to Vera Cruz and from Vera Cruz to
Mexico City and from Mexico City to
Pass Christian and from Pass Chris
tian to A'era Cruz or Mexico City,
We have always thought that Mr.
Micawber did it rather better than
anybody else, but there can be no de
nying the fact that he will have to
look to hie laurels. The watchful
waiters at Washington are close on
his heels. i
BURDENED as they are with many
Important mattors at this time,
which involve painstaking care,
it is still the hope of all who are
interested in the progress of the city
that the new rulers of the municipal
ity will act promptly in creating the
City Planning Commission authorized
by the last Legislature. It is be
lieved that Mayor Royal and his as
sociates are practically of one mind
regarding the desirability of this
commission. The experience of other
cities In this country and abroad is
such as to justify the placing of the
important planning of Harrisburg un
der the direction of men who are
qualified by experience for the duties
that will devolve upon them under
Harrisburg has need at this time
for more harmonious development
along many lines and a commission
making city planning its business
would result in immeasurable good
for the whole community.
SAVE THE BIRDS
WHAT a splendid service Dr.
Kalbfus has suggested for the
Boy Scouts of Pennnsylvania
in his letter to the public
pleading for the feeding of our wild
birds during the period when snow
covers the fields and forests and places
hundreds and thousands of our little
feathered friends in danger of starva
Here Is just such a work as should
delight the heart of any boy. Ranging
the snowclad woods is delightful
enough at any time for the warmly
clad, outdoors loving lad. Bound on a
mission of mercy and carrying food
for the famishing' birds should only
add to the zest of the excursion of the
Boy Scout who is thus living up to
the high tenets of his Scout code.
Boy Scouts everywhere should as
sist the Game Commission in this
laudable work. > Doubtless they will
need no urging to do so.
A MEMORIAL WORTH WHILE
HERE is a memorial that is far
more to be desired than marble
—an apple orchard of 2,000
trees planted in honor of the
discoverer of the Baldwin apple. ,
Did you know that all the Baldwin
apple trees in the United States were
descended from one tree?
Mrs. Nellie M. Baldwin Farmer says
they were, and, as the apple was
named for her great-great-uncle
Loammi Baldwin, she ought to know.
She has decided to perpetuate the
family fame, and has purchased a
tract of 173 acres at Hampton Falls,
N. H., where she has had 2.000 young
trees set out this month, as a starter
in orcharding and as a memorial to
Mrs. Farmer's story of how the
Baldwin apple was discovered is in
teresting. She says:
Loamml Baldwin, my great-great
grandfather's brother, was out
hunting near Wilmington, Mass.,
one autumn many years ago be
fore the outbreak of the War of
He came upon a wild apple tree,
laden with beautiful fruit and, on
tasting, found that the appleß upon
it were the most delicious he had
Realizing that here was some
thing worth far more than the rab
bits he was after in an afternoon's
fun. he took a handful of scions
from the new tree and. arriving
home, quickly grafted them onto
young apple trees of suitable
Baldwin might have eaten his fill of
the splendid fruit he fout\d and have
gone his way. But he did not. He
saw the possibilities in that tree and
has handed down as fine an apple as
one could nsk and his name to gene
rations upon generations to come.
Many another doubtless passed that
way but saw nothing more than a
particularly fine apple tree, the fruit
of which he found good, of which he
ate and then forgot. Thus do oppor
tunities for fame and fortune lurlt in
unexpected places, and few see them.
THOSE scientists who have un
dertaken to suppress the Chau
tauqua salute on the ground
that it is a distributor of colds,
influenza and tuberculosis, are in dan
ger of arousing the rage of a patient
and long-suffering people.
We may submit quietly when we
are told that death lurks in the com
mon drinking cup and disease in the
common towel; we may be meek
enough to throw open our windows in
zero weather for the purpose of com
bating invisible germs within, but we
rise up in our might and protest when
[we are denied the privilege of stand
ing up and exclaiming "Wheel" and
waving our handkerchiefs at platform
heroes who command our admira
The subtle insult conveyed in the
resolution adopted by the Society for
the Prevention of Tuberculosis against
the Chautauqua salute, does not escape
our notice. The society intimates that
our handkerchiefs are not clean,
whereas, most of us are very particu
lar to put a newly-ironed-and creased
one in our pockets when we imagine
that there will be occasion for a sa
lute. Who that has ever looked over
an enthused saluting audience can
have failed to be impressed with the
spotless whiteness of the waving hand
kerchiefs'.' A soiled and crumpled
handkerchief would just be no salute
at all. it would be like drinking a
man's health in ice water.
The germ theory, like candy, is all
right if you do not take too much of
it. but we fpar that science is inclined
to carry the matter to extremes. < >nly
a few days ago, we were reading the
report of one painstaking Investigator
who announced that after you hai!
washed your hands with hot water and
soap and dipped them Into a solution
of absolute alcohol, they were still
dirty. He said that typhoid fever
germs were quite indifferent to such
careless and slip-shod pretenses of
cleanliness. The only way to make
them get oft" was to scrape the cuticle.
Wo have a very high regard for
science, but we trust that it will not
run away with itself.
A friend who follows up local his
tory for his entertainment and who
read the reference to the part that
Meadow Lane, which is rapidly dis
appearing in the mar<-h of railroad
development, has played in Harris
burg. gives us some interesting infor
mation about the old Indian trails
that passed over the land that is now
occupied by the buildings and high
ways of Harrisburg. Tt will be re
called that the other evening we men
tioned that Meadow Lane gut a place
on the map because it was an Indian
trail and was adopted by the traders,
being preserved in the laying out of
the city. There were four well de
nned Indian (rails in and about Har
risburg when ohn Ilarrts built his
v arehouse in what is now Harris'
park. One of these trails was the
line of Meadow Lane which went on
out toward Manada Gap practically
by way of Jonestown road ahd other
mghways which now connect with it.
Another went up from the Susque
hanna along Paxton creek, going up
the hill through Mish's hollow, about
where Sacred Heart church stands,
and thence by way of a ravine which
formerly out across Berrvhill street
near Seventeenth, thence out through
the okl Rudy and Haelienlen proper
ties. now Beverly Place and Beltevue
park, south of the present Reservoir
park to the hollows back of Paxtang
whence it went on down the Lebanon
valley with a branch toward the gaps
in mountains in Lebanon county. An
other trail led along the Susquehanna
from Middletown to the Harris ferry
or ford, as it originally was, but weil
back from the river. The trail by
which the Indians came down from
Rockville or Susquehanna Gap ran
o\er along the base of First moun
ta n almost to the line of Wildwood
lake and then followed the Paxton
creek down to the ferry. That the
ford, which became the excuse for
Harrisburg. was well known is shown
by reference to various trails leading
to it. Harris, according to tradition
found it a gathering place of Indians
before he built upon it.
People connected with the automo
bile division of the State highway de
partment are accustomed to odd re
quests. but the other day men came
asking- for tags No. 44,444 and
50,055 in the same day. The practice
of getting combinations of numbers
has been prevalent for a long time,
J 5 "* t,lis year, probably because of
the Increased number of machines
there are more than ever. Almost
every number has been gobbled up
that has any significance.
Florists say that although the holi
day season is over there are a good
many people buying the small
Christmas trees, pines, spruce, holly
and box of which such fine displays
Vwere made before the holiday season
began. In fact, they say that people
are buying these trees for decorative
purposes and that many of the homes
in the upper part of the city and out
on the Hill, where ground about a
house is demanded, have the trees
planted. The old time boxwood tree
seems to have as many friends as
This interesting story about a for
mer Harrisburger has just been
printed in New York. It concerns
the Rev. Dr. .T. Wesley Hill, Tor
years pastor of Grace church, who
was pastor of the First church of
Ogden. Utah, in his younger days.
One night, so runs the story, he
preached a strong sermon on the
marriage certificate and what it
meant to a home. The following day
the young divine was called on to
perform his first marriage ceremony.
The couple who presented them
selves were typical westerners, and
had been married twenty-five years
before under the ceremonies of the
Mormon church. While the husband
had not practiced polygamy, the wife
was afraid that he might, and in or
der to make sure of monopolizing
her husband she had insisted, after
hearing the sermon, on another cere
mony. Dr. Hill had reached the part
in the service when he asked the
groom: "And do you take this wom
an to be your wedded wife, to have
and to hold. • « • an d forsaking
all others, cleave only unto her so
long as ye both shall live?" At this
point the groom blurted out: "I say,
| parson: that's what I've been doing
j these twenty-five years." The brido
| objected to this interruption and sig-
I naled to the domine to proceed.
When the ceremony completed she
burst into tears. "This is the hap
piest moment of my life." she sobbed.
"God knows," returned the groom,
"that if this makes you happy, we
will come around here every week
and have your marriage certificate
touched up." With that he handed
Dr. Hill SSO. "Come again," said the
pastor; "God bless you."
DON'T TEASE THE BUTTON
By Wing Dinger.
Push buttons on the trolley cars
Are promised us quite soon
And to the riding public
They will surely prove a boon.
No need then when the trolley
Draws to your street quite near
To waken the conductor
Who's sleeping in the rear.
Don't be in too much hurry
To touch the button flat,
Ix-st you should peeve your neighbor
By knocking off his hat.
You mustn't get excited
Or nervous, no, by heck:
Or you may stretch your arm too far
About a lady's neck.
Just be the least bit careful.
Turn gently in your seat,
The button push—get off with ease—
And save the people's feet.
| WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE I
—Leonard Peckitt, of the Empire
Steel and Iron Company, is one of
the organizers of the new American
Pig Iron Association.
—J. H. Frigar, of Philadelphia, is
out with a suggestion that Pennsyl
vania. New Jersey and Delaware unite
in a nautical schoolship.
—George Burnham, Jr., the Phila
delphia banker, has sailed for a Euro
pean trip with Mrs. Burnham.
—Secretary Garrison, who thinks
the United States Army is getting too
much publicity, was one of the of
ficials "riled" by the Carobao dinner
He comes from Jersey and he used
to be a judge.
—H. J. Wightman, the Lower Mer
lon school superintendent, is being
mentioned for superintendent of the
--D. J. Driscoll has been elected
solicitor of St. Mary's town council,
lie was formerly Democratic State
chairman and is one of the well
known men of Elk county.
HARRIBBURG 8668P TELEGRAPH
ID PUT, TOO
Letter P Appears to Figure in
Names For Pennsylvania
SITUATION IS INTERESTING
Democrats Want to Get a Chance
to Whack State Chairman
Roland S. Morris
It begins to look as though Penn
sylvania would have three leading can
didates for United States Senator next
year, all of whose names will begin
with P. They are Boles Penrose, Re
publican, who Is a candidate for re
election; Gilford Pinchot, who conies
from Pike and is the Progressive's
slated candidate, and A. Mitchell Pal
mer, of Stroudsburg, the Democratic
boss. There will be others, of course,
but these three men with the same
initial to their family names will he on
tho ballots, In the opinion of many.
The llrst two are avowed candidates
and Palmer can he whenever he says
the word. It is not believed he wants
to enter the very uncertain campaign
for the Democratic nomination for
Other men named are Garnian and
Gordon, the former a Judge in Lu
zerne and the latter a former judge in
Philadelphia. Garman has been more
or less a partisan of James M. Guffey,
the old leader, who intends to make
an effort to come back, and Gordon
used to be his political foe.
The gubernatorial situation is at
tracting the greatest attention, largely
because of Palmer's effort to sidestep
it, and his attempt
to get some Demo-
Guhcmatorial crat who would be
Situation Is acceptable to the
Interesting daily increasing
number of his ene
u>ies. Just who will
be the sacrifice dors not appear since
Secretary Wilson has declined to be
the goat. The Progressives are debat
ing between State Treasurer R. K.
j Young, 11. D. Ay. English, of Pitts
| burgh, and Fred E. Lewis, of Allen
[town, who will not run for Congrcss
man-«t-large again because he does
not know where he will light. The
Republicans have an abundance of
first-rate timber, with ex-Governor
Stuart, Lieutenant-Governor Reynolds,
Speaker Alter and a dozen other well
known men available. The Repub
licans are perfecting organizations and
daily taking in men who were Bull
Moosers in 1912, while the. Democrats
are split worse than known in a dozen
The second place on the Republican
ticket has been suggested for James
Scarlet, the Danville attorney; John S.
Fisher, Indiana; ex-
Judge F. M. Trexler,
of Allentown, although The Other
there are others equal- Places On
ly well known men- Tickets
tioned. The Demo
crats have Joe O'Brien,
the Scranton lawyer; W. A. Wltman,
the Reading pagoda builder, and
"Farmer" Creasy as possibilities. The
Progressive slate has not yet been
made. Anyhow, Lieutenant-Governor
is something that is not considered
except at the last minute, although it
is possible that in open primaries some
one might run away with It. Secre
tary of Internal Affairs Henry Houck
will be a candidate for another term
and the Bull MooserS are said to think
about letting the place open. The.
Democrats will have to fill it and would
like a wealthy man to try for it. The
four nominations for Congress-at
large promise an interesting' situation.
The Republicans appear likely to name
John R. K. Scott HS one candidate, and
maybe a man from Pittsburgh. Claude
T. Reno, of Allentown, is another Re
The Supreme Court justiceship is
not to be Tilled by partisan nomina
tions, although it is expected that the
Democrats will try some
stunts to get a Democrat
Supreme on the ballot. Men sug-
Oourt's gested have been our own
Vacancy President Judge, George
Kunkel; Judge R. S. Fra
zer, the Allegheny jurist;
Judge E. A. Walling, of Erie; Judges
Martin and Ralston, of Philadelphia;
Major Everett Warren, Scranton; ex-
Senator Webster Grim, Doylestown;
Judge H. O. Bechtel, Schuylkill; Judge
Garman, ex-Judge Trexler, Judge
Roland S. Morris, the titular scout
master of the boy scout faction of the
-Pennsylvania Democracy, is the sub
ject of an interesting story in
the Philadelphia Press to-day.
The Press says a split In the Morris
Democracy of the State is at Dodges
hand and intimates that Mr. Inquiry
Morris dodged when asked
whether he did not think that
the election of a Democratic State
chairman, ought to be made an issue
at the cominlg primary. The State
chairman claims that his term will not
end until the end of 1914, but other
Democrats contend that he will go
out of office in May under the terms
of the direct primary act. Reorgani
zation Democrats have not given up
the hope that William B. Wilson will
be a candidate for the nomination lor
governor. lie appears to be their oniy
"I believe I have amply
provided for the comfort
of my family after my
"I have execute*a will, In
which I have made proper
and ample provision for
"I have named as Executor
an institution that will
relieve my family of all
worry, and Insure the
proper attention to their
Interests, In the settlement
of my estate."
If you cannot append your
name to such a statement,
don't you think you'd better
take the matter up with
us and talk it over?
' TRUST COMPANY
222 Market Street
SIDES & SIDES
I POLITICAL SI
—Now Pottavillo's city officials, just
In office, are being Indicted on the
"charge that they do not keop up
-■Scoutmaster Morris is something
of n dodger when it comes to talking
about election of chairman.
—Bethlehem and South Bethlehem
are talking about uniting in one city.
—York's council has abolished tho
—Wllkes-Burre councllmen have
dropped seventeetl policemen. The
mayor is not kicking eittier.
—Judge Gorman has named a per
manent district attorney's assistant to
work before that body.
—A. V. Dlvely, of Altoona. has been
endorsed by Democrats for the reserve
—Congressman Rothermel and Ar
thur G. Dewalt, who wants the con
gressional seat, had a lively argument
at the Allentown Democratic club din
ner last night aa to who was the orig
inal Wilson man.
—Opposition to Congressman Brod
bock, of York, is brewing in his own
- -Congressman Rothermel blames
Berks reactionaries for the opposition
to him at home.
—Philadelphia is having lots of ac
tion but whether it Is the right kind
to get a greater city no one knows.
—Another day and not an outburst
from Boyer and Walters.
—John Marron, tlie Pittsburgh law
yer who died yesterday, was well
known here and was noted as a vigor
ous man in politics.
OF THE CIVIL WAR
[From tho Telegraph of Jan. 10, 1864.]
Quiet Along; 'the It. & O.
Baltimore, Jan. 9. Reliable infor
mation from Cumberland. Aid., this
morning, says there <ire no rebels in the
vicinity of Cumberland. They have re
treated from the neighborhood of
Petersburg, and have gone in the di
rection of Staunton. All is quiet along
the whole line of the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad, and trains are running.
Fortress Monroe. Jan. 9. General
; Butler returned to Fortress Monroe,
last evening. All the vessels that were
reported as having arrived here during
the past week sailed this afternoon.
Uhe engineer and two tirenun, who
were captured from tße Star of th«
AVest, escaped from a Richmond prison
and arrived here to-day.
IN HARRISBURG FIFTY
YEARS AGO TO-DAY
[From the Telegraph of Jan. 10, 1864.]
Throe new ordinances, passed by the
city Council, appear in to-day's paper.
One of them Is tho repeal of a former
ordinance authorizing the erection of a
bridge over Paxton creek, at Paxton
street; another appropriates $2,200 to
supply the deficiency in the appropria
tion lor the ordinary expenses of the
water works; the other appropriates
SIBO for tho laying of water pipe.
Twenty More Days
The sporting season will not close
until the Ist of February. Persons
desiring to shoot birds have twenty
I days' time to engage in the business.
I Our Depositors Tell Us
That we have the best system for savin# small amounts weekly for Vacation, Christmas or any
other purpose you may wish to save for in the »
COMMERCIAL BANK'S CHRISTMAS
AND VACATION CLUB FUND
You can start NOW OR ANY TIME and save for any number of weeks you desire and
interest at 3 per cent, will be allowed on accounts which continue for 20 weeks or more.
If you do not wish to spend your money after saving it you can start a Savings Account
1222-1224 NORTH THIRD ST.
Banking Hours—9 a. m. to 3p. m.. except on Saturdays, close at noon. Open for your con-
I venience Saturday evening from 7to 9 o'clock.
I" 1 '! 1
| More Publicity Concerning Those Ostriches |
| Facts of the Ostrich Business §
M Ist—They live upwards of 100 years, reproducing themselves after 4 years of age.
2nd—They are practically immune from disease, are hardy and easily kept.
3rd—They lay from 50 to 120 eggs each season. As good for food as the chicken egg.
4th—They produce in a warm climate 90 feathers every eight months, while on our farms
I where no heat is provided they produce up to 500 feathers to the bird. % -j : ;
sth—'flieir feed consists of about three pounds of cut hay and grain daily, costing from f|
ten to fifteen dollars a year.
6th—They are the greatest dividend producers of any living animal in the world. A
careful analysis of the above will reveal this.
7th —Being so valuable, Africa now prohibits any further exports of the birds from that pf;
country, and American laws are now prohibiting the sale of or wearing the feath- m
ers taken from birds killed for same.
Department of Agriculture Gives Valuable Information |
"Officials of the Department of Agriculture say there is no doubt of the superiority
M of domesticated ostrich plumes over those from wild stock."
yy "There is unusual interest in ostrich farming in this country just now. It is a pay- EK
19 ing business when properly run, and with the present movement to protect rigorously by ||j
law the life of all plumage birds, it looks as though the domesticated ostrich would be K
one of the few sources of supply for millinery manufacturers." &
B|| Look for more facts Monday. ' «
(Signed) W. H. HlLE,President. !lj
| African Ostrich Farm and Feather Co. 1
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Tailored to Measure
Suits For Gentlemen
At a Third Off
All Winter Woolens Including Tweeds,
Cassimeres, Cheviots, Serges and Worsteds
Designed, draped and constructed to your personal
measurements with the same care as if original
prices prevailed. Original prices were S3O to SSO,
now one-third off.
$20.00 to $33.33
SI SIMMS, TAILOR
22 North Fourth St.
H if Exec
JLjB-JB-Bl Who will you name as
executor under your will?
Upon him will devolve
Dauphin the care and keeping of
your estate until such time
' Deposit as specified for its final
Trust An individual may not
live to effect the settle-
Company ment of the estate.
A trust company lives
213 Market St. to execute the longest
Capital, $300,000 ——-
Surplus, $300,000 Which will you name?
Open for deposits Saturday evening from 0 to S.