Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, January 24, 1914, Page 6, Image 6

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Business Office, 203.
kflttoiial Room 585. Job Dept. 201,
THE announcement of a material
reduction of city water rates by
City Commissioner Harry F.
Bowman is In direct line with
his pre-election promises of economy
and good government. It Indicates
also that the new superintendent lias
lost no time In getting into intimate
touch with the affairs of the depart
ment of which he is now the active
head. The fact that he stands
ready to be personally responsible for
a cut in rates and at the same time
have sufficient money to more than
pay the expenses of the department,
shows that he has undertaken its man
agement in a businesslike manner and
with full regard for the rights of the
Under the old rates large surpluses
have been piled up and while these
have been found very convenient in
times of stress, when councils used the
money for the meeting of expenses in
other departments, it cannot be said
to have been very good housekeeping.
It is hardly fair to ask the water
user to pay more than a fair price in
order that money might be accumu
lated with which to build approaches
to bridges or to meet deficiencies
caused by unforeseen emergencies.
Commissioner Bowman has the
right idea. So long as the water de
partment is earning sufficient to meet
its running expenses, pay its interest
and sinking fund requirements and lay
a little by for reasonable depreciation
and for emergencies it should be re
garded as doing all that ought to be
required of it, and the consumer
should bo given the benefit of the dif
ference in cost.
Whether It be built next year or
some other year, the proposed now
High School building would lie a proper
companion setting for the Technical
building on the opposite side of the
Capitol Park extension.
DISPATCHES from Washington
announce that a national search
for old ballads has been in
augurated by the United States
Bureau of Education. Convinced that
many of the English and Scottish
popular ballads of olden times still
survive in the United States, and that
Immediate steps are necessary to res
cue them from oblivion, the bureau
has commisioned Professor C. Al
phonso Smith, of the University of
Virginia, a prominent folk-lore Inves
tigator, to institute a nation-wide
search for.versions of these old bal
lads that once helped to mold the
character of the men and women who
made up the larger part of the Colo
nial population of this country.
If our American versions are not
collected immediately they can never
be collected at all. Many influences
are tending to obliterate them. Catchy
but empty songs, not worthy of com
parison with them, the decadence of
communal singing, tho growing di
versity of Interests, the appeal to what
Is dlvislvo and separative in our na
tional life, the presence of the artifi
cial and self-conscious in modern
writing are depriving our homes and
schoolrooms of a kind of literature
which, for community of feeling, for
vigor of narrative, for vividness of
portraiture, and for utter simplicity of
style and context, is not surpassed in
the whole history of English or
American song.
A list of 305 of the ballads, all that
are known to exist, has been dis
tributed to teachers and others by the
Bureau of Education. Those who re
ceive the lists are asked to indicate
whether they or their friends know
any of the ballads. Tho plan is to
start a ballad collection for each
State, so that State folk-lore societies
may be encouraged to take up the
work and preserve a body of valuable
popular literature that threatens to
become extinct.
Among the ballads for which sur
vivals are sought are "Robin Hood,"
"The Beggar-Laddie," "Bonny Bar
bara Allan," "Tho Crafty Farmer,"
"Durham Field," "The Earl of Mar's
Daughter," "Faint Annie," "Johnnie
Armstrong's Last Good-night," "Ladic
Isabel and tho Elf Knight," "Child
Maurice," "The Lass of Koch Royal,"
"The Mermaid," "Rob Roy," "The
Three Ravens," "Trooper and Maid,"
and the "Wife of Usher's * 'ell."
Those privileged to have heard a
well-known Harrisburger sing at a re
cent dinner many such old-time songs
In a manner that won for him the
enthusiastic plaudits of his entire au
dience will wish the Bureau of Edu
cation success In Its efforts to collect
and preserve these beautiful old
With that cut In the water rate more
people will be on the water wagon than
ever before.
THERE Is more than mere nov
elty in the rather sensational
proposal of the Salvation Army
of New York that It teach men
the way to better things by a cabaret
•how and to lead them to salvation
by means of the dance.
The "Religious Cabaret" Is not
really so bad as It sounds, If the oper
ations of one In Jersey City, just
across the Hudson from New York,
are to be taken as an example. The
theory is that the down-and-outer
usually owes his condition primarily
to drink. The Salvation Army plans
to give the wayfarer a rousing good
time, with singing and live, up-to
date, though perfectly proper, amuse
ment. They want to attract the men
of the streets from the cheerfully
lighted saloon to the free "Religious
Cabaret," where there shall be danc
ing of a modest type, and religious
songs sung to rag-time tunes.
Those New Yorkers who are com
plaining against this last proposal,
that sacred hymns be sung to the
tune of "Row, Row, Row," and "When
I Get You at Home To-night," prob
ably do not know the reverse is true
of many hymns, and that, as an in
stance, the hymn air, "Coronation"
or "Crown Him Lord of All," was
originally sung to the words:
"Come, come, my Jolly, hearty boys,
And drink while drink you can;
'Tin on the ground we soon must roll
With whiskey every man."
Patching the paved streets of Harrls
burg at $15,500 per annum gives quite
an impetus to the municipal repair
plant idea.
WE have been trained to think
of banks as cold,_ calculating
Institutions of discount and
interest, devoid of human sen
sibilities, intent on keeping balances
straight and with an eye keen only to
the utmost earning power of the other
man's dollar. A bank Is the last place
to which one would go in search of
patriotic sentiment—albeit bankers
have loomed large in maintaining the
country's credit at times when lack of
funds would have meant national ruin.
Now conies the Chase National Bank
of New York—one of the big, power
ful concerns of its kind —and posts on
its front doors, its checkbooks and its
letterheads this "Patriotic Creed," of
its own devisement and setting forth
the views its management holds as to
the future of the United States and
the part this nation is to play In the
progress of civilization:
We believe In our country—the
United States of America. We be
lieve in her Constitution, her laws,
lier Institutions, and the principles
for which she stands. We believe
in her future—the past is secure.
We believe in her vast resources,
her great possibilities—yea, more,
her wonderful certainties.
We believe in the American
people, their gains, their brain, and
their brawn. We believe In their
honesty, their integrity and de
pendability. We believe that noth
ing can stand in the way of their
commercial advancement and pros
We believe that what are termed
"tiroes of business depression" are
but periods of preparation for
greater and more pronounced com
mercial successes.
And we believe that in our coun
try aro being worked out great
problems, the solution of which
will be for the benefit of all man
The keynote of this rather remark
able declaration is faith—faith in the
country, faith in its people, faith in its
resources, faith in the future of our
government., our business and our
ability to meet the problems of the
moment. It Is a new note in a period
of uncertainty, a note that, however,
should be sounded and resounded
until the land rings with it. It is the
reply of business to the charge that it
exists merely to render a minimum of
service for a maximum of price.
The real feeling of America for Japan
Is being registered through the medium
of the Red Cross fund.
THE New York Evening Post
pays a fine tribute to the effi
ciency of the Pennsylvania con
stabulary, dwelling principally
on the decrease of crime throughout
the rural districts as a direct result of
the work of the State police.
The Post thus lays stress on the
most important duty the constabulary
is called upon to perform—the pre
vention of crime in sparsely settled
districts where the local police force
is at all times inadequate. The law
lessness of the city is ns nothing com
pared with that of the country In
communities where there is a crimi
nal element. There is no ruffian so
brutal as the country-bred bully, half
intoxicated and on the war path. The
township constable is merely a good
joke for such, but It is a different
matter when a determined, well
armed, muscular State constable ap
Labor unions have denounced the
constabulary, but they have done so
misunderstandingly. No law-abiding
workman was ever disturbed by one
of these officers. On no occasion has
one of them ever interfered with the
rights of a peaceably Inclined citizen,
but they have been and will continue
to be a terror to law breakers of all
The State police are to the country
districts what the municipal police
are to the cities. They are the keep
ers of the peace, the patrolman of the
country roads and invaluable during
such gatherings as that at Gettysburg
last summer. It is to be hoped that
the Legislature will see Its way clear
to increase their number. They arc
doing a good work, but .it is hardly
fair to ask 228 men to patrol 500,000
I square miles of territory and do the
job as it should be done.
evening O)AX
Three parties of Harrisburgers are
now enjoying the sunny skies and
the pleasant things of life In Florida
while the rest of us are at home
looking out on snow-clad hills and
watching the ice go swirling down the
Susquehanna river. The number of
residents of this section who go to
the subtropical State is increasing
every year and some of those who
travel to the East or West coast go
every year. William Russ, H. Shutz
enbach, Jr., Ross Oenslager and State
Printer W. Stanley Ray are enjoying
their annual trip and are in the neigh
borhood of Miami where they have
been having a fine time and plan to
gro to Havana. W. A. Metzger and
Walter Attlcks. of this city, and H. A.
Arnold, of Dillsburg, are at St. Peters
burg, where they have been doing
some tall fishing, catching about 400
pounds of fish in one day. One fish
weighed fifteen pounds and kept them
all working to land him because of
his remarkable activity. Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Brenneman are at another
part of the State.
Many Harrisburgers will learn with
regret of the death at Nashville of
Sumner Archibald Cunningham,
founder and editor of the Confederate
Veteran. Mr. Cunningham was one
of the notable figures in the Gettys
burg reunion, which he had helped
along by word and pen from the
time that it was broached. He went
from State to State in the Southland
urging that people participate and his
personal efforts brought about much
interest. The Sunday before the re
union began he spent in this city, at
tending Market Square church, ad
dressing its Sunday School in the af
ternoon and visiting at the homes of
some of our well-known people. Mr.
Cunningham was a splendid type of
man, one who while keeping alive the
traditions of the Confederacy yet
loved his reunited country with a love
as abiding as heart could know.
Sportsmen and farmers in nine
tenths of the counties in the State
where quail are to be found have
written to Dr. Joseph Kalbftis, secre
tary of the Game Commission, agree
ing to see that the quail are fed in
their districts. Some time ago Dr.
Kalbfus sent out a circular asking
that folks give a little attention to
"Bob White" and remarking that un
less the quail wore fed they would
not be calling in the hedgerows next
summer and that gunners would not
see them in the Fall. The result has
been an avalanche of letters in which
sportsmen commend the humanitarian
instincts of the commissioners and
agree to make it their business to
feed the birds. Some of the letters
contain promises to take automobile
trips to districts where quail are
known anfl to scatter grain.
Among the insurance men there is
a lively competition in the writing of
policies and a number of the larger
companies in this country have sys
tems of recognizing meritorious serv
ice. John R. Rote, of this city, rep
resentative of the Equitable Life As
surance Society, has just been re
ceived into what is known as the Five
Year Corps of the Pittsburgh Vet
eran Legion. Previous to entering the
life insurance field, Mr. Rote was for
many years a manufacturer, himself
directing the selling of the product
and the knowledge and experience
thus acquired in the handling of
salesmen and the qualifications neces
sary to their success naturally quali
fied him for the position of supei visor
of the eastern department which he
now holds and has most creditably
filled during the past three years. He
has a high record and is a member
of the Tarbell Club. In 1910 he es
tablished for himself a record for
regularity by scoring at least one pol
icy each week for fifty-three succes
sive weeks and in each succeeding
year has maintained a high standard
among the company's reguiar and sys
tematic producers.
Word has been received by Park
Commissioner J. Horace McFarland
from the mayor of Houston, Texas, to
the effect that Lamar Lyndon, the
expert chosen two years ago by the
Municipal League to thresh out and
report upon the electric merger ordi
nance, has just finished a similar job
for the Texas city. And it was the
reputation Mr. Lyndon acquired in
Harrisburg that obtained for him the
choice. When the merger problem
was before the people of this city the
Municipal League employed Mr. Lyn
don at a salary of SI,OOO. The ordi
nance which marked the birth of the
new Harrisburg Light and Power
Company and better, cheaper and
more serviceable electric lighting fa
cilities, the elimination of poles and
wires from the streets, etc., was the
result of the league's action. Several
months ago Houston needed an ex
pert for the same service and Mr.
McFarland was written to about thfa
choice of an expert, preferably Mr.
Lyndon. On the Harrisburg official's
recommeiftiation Mr. Lyndon was em
ployed. His work was so satisfactory
that Houston's city council paid him
just five times what the Municipal
League here had to guarantee be
cause councils "objected to the ex
Hiram Billet, the Swatara township
farmer who Is superintendent of the
big farms of the James Boyd estate,
has been elected vice-president of the
Pennsylvania State Livestock Breed
ers' Association. Mr. Billet is one of
the progressive farmers of this sec
tion and takes a big interest in im
provement of the cattle in the county.
The Bonnymead herd is known far
and wide.
Commendations are being showered
on the officers of the Harrisburg
Typographical Union for not having
any liquor served at the banquet given
recently in honor of the anniversary i
of Franklin's birth. But this is no
innovation with the printers of the
country. "Big Six," as the New York
union is khown to the craft, has
served no liquor at its annual dinners
for the past three years and an officer
of No. 2, of Philadelphia, who was a
guest at the local dinner, stated that
his organization would shortly cele
brate Its sixty-third anniversary with
a banquet at which nothing stronger
than "demi-tasse" would be permitted.
Five years ago this would have been
considered impracticable.
Dy WlnK Dinger.
Aha! my beeg brother, Sylvester,
With none but himself to support.
Write a heap flne-a poem on da ques
' Of six trolley ticks for da quart.
Huh! he overlook beega matter—
Suppose he had ten kids, like I,
And whenever he took them out riding
For each a full tick had to bpy.
Me no spend mucha money 011 pleasure,
Me no fina home can afford,
Me gotta work hard, and In living
Eet take most my mon for da board.
When summer time come, with hot
My kiddles I like to take out
For a nice coola ride in da country
Or parks and let them roam about.
But eet cost me a dollar to do It—
Too much for da poor man to blow.
So Ave got la slay home in da city
And dream about cool winter snow.
Tiie railroads charge only half prices
For children, ami dees much 1 know.
In other towns three conts will carry
, Da kid who n-ridlng would go.
Arrangements Made in Philadel
l phia For a Start of Hit Cam
paign Very Soon
Central Democrats Will Have Wil
son Come Here to Offset
Colonel's Speeches
According to the Philadelphia Pub
lic Ledger of to-day, arrangements
have been made for the opening of
the headquarters of Senator Boies
Penrose In his campaign for re-elec
tion, and Ills friends have authorized
the definite statement that ho will be
a candidate, although It has been gen
erally expected there would be no an
nouncement until the Pittsburgh Tariff
Club dinner next week.
The Ledger of to-day says:
"Boies Penrose will be a candidate
to succeed himself as United States
Senator. All doubt as to his candidacy
was finally dissipated yesterday, when
definite plans were made for the open
ing of Penrose campaign headquarters
on February 2. These headquarters,
from which a State-wide publicity
campaign will be conducted in the
Senator's interests by his friends
among the manufacturers and busi
nessmen, will be in the Real Estate
Trust Company Building. Represen
tatives of commercial and Industrial
plants, rather than the Republican
State committee, will be the chief
sponsors for the Senator's candidacy."
Regarding the attitude of the Sena
tor on other candidates, the Phila
delphia Inquirer of to-day has this to
say: "While maintain
ing that he will continue
to preserve absolute neu- Penrose
trality in the canvass for Defines
the governorship. Senator Attitude
Penrose, in reply to que
ries, yesterday comment-
Ed upon the general political situa
tion. When reference was made to a
[ report that some of his friends would
oppose Edwin S. Stuart for Governor
because they l'eared the senatorsiiip
and the governorship could not both
come to Philadelphia, the Senator re
" 'Geographical consideration is an
element in the selection of a candi
date, but it is by no means a para
mount issue, as against the personal
popularity and strength of the indi
vidual. The State-wida primary law
has done away with many of the ar
guments for geographical considera
tion in the selection of candidates.' "
The Central Democratic Club last
night decided to invite no less a per
sonage than President Wilson to be
the orator at Its Jeffer
son Day dinner on
Central to April 13, and the mem-
Invite the bers are in hopes that
President the President,' who has
been eulogized several
times in resolutions of
fered in the club, will accept. As a
matter of fact, the President has a
warm side toward the Central, as was
shown by the fact that Secretaries
Bryan and Wilson came hore last year
for the big dinner when the President
could not. Mr. Wilson was a guest of
the club when here for the formation
of that wandering ghost known as the
State Federation of Democratic Clubs,
and in fact this city was the place
where he made his keynote speech on
the money power. A committee com
posed of Henry Opperman, chairman;
jT. XC. VanDyke, the real Democrat;
Postmaster Frank C. Sites, Vance C.
McCormick, division chairman, and
Herr Moeslein, the county chairman,
was named to attend to the Invitation
Our optimistic friend. State Chair
man Detrlch, of the Bull Moose, is
having a lino time in Washington and
his statments read like
the pronouncements of
a Progressive confer- Detrlcli
enco. His latest is a Talks in
notice to Congressmen lioss Way
who do not train with
Clyde Kelly to go back
and hide tlieir hopes for re-election.
In short, Mr. Detrich is developing
into a regular boss of the Palmer
machine type. He says that the
Progressives are going to "can" Con
gressmen Edmonds, Farr, Ainey,
Burke, Kiess, Patton, Shreve, Lang
ham and Kiester. He does not say
much about "Steve" Porter or Barch
feld. However, the various Congress
men named by Detrich will run any
Representatives Wildman and Dick
inson are expected to announce their
candidacies for renomination in the
city district in a
short time and
Representative have already re-
Skirmishes to ceived a number
Begin In Month of assurances of
support at the
' coining election.
Both have been looking over the field
pretty closely. The Democrats are
having one of their usual pre-primary
fights over who shall run the party,
and Jesse J. Larbarger is having con
siderable trouble to clamber out of the
Forgettcry into which he was so un
ceremoniously thrust by the Patriot a
few years' ago. George L. Reed is
said 1o have a hankering after the
Bull Moose nomination In the city. In
Cumborland county Democratic bosses
plan to renominate Representatives
Burnett and Barner.
The Republican of to-day need have
not the slightest fear that the time
honored principles of his party are ob
solete, or that the future divisions of
the American people will take place on
substantially different lines than here
tofore. On the contrary, the underlying
desire for a more efficient government
which knit together the Federalists,
the Whigs and the Republicans of the
'6os, must necessaj-lly grow stronger
rather than weaker under the condi
tions of modern life.—Henry X* Stlm
son, ex-Secretary of War.
—Ex-Speaker Henry F. Walton has
resigned as president of Medlco-Chl.
College In Philadelphia.
—H. H. Robertson, Beaver manu
facturer, has been elected as one of
the vice-presidents of the Pittsburgh
Council for Industrial Safety.
—D. C. Boyd, a former Pennsylva
nian, has been elected president of the
Gallion Iron Works, a million-dollar
Ohio concern.
—John H. Harris, president of
Bucknell, says that colleges must soon
take up the training of men for muni
cipal work, including police.
—Judge Aaron Swartz, of Montgom
ery. Is ill in a Philadelphia hospital.
His son and his bride went to his bed
side for congratulations immediately
after their wedding.
—George Stevenson, of Scranton,
just elected head of the Stale Live
stock Association, is one of the best
known stock owners in the northeast
ern section.
tablets Must Not
Contain Saccharin
Tablet* for the making of refresh
ing summer drinks in winter time and
for the creation of sparkling bever
ages for intermissions In dances or
card games will have to pass the test
of State analyses and a general order
has gone out from the offices of the
di.iry and food division for sampling
of such commodities, some tablets
warranted to produce a root beer
equal to any made in midsummer have
been found to contain saccharin, a
substance that is many times sweeter
tlian sugar and which is under the
State ban. Arrests have already been
ordered in Philadelphia and Pitts
[Carlisle Herald.]
Next Spring a candidate will be
nominated for Supremo Court Judge
of Pennsylvania, and all eyes are now
turning toward those men who might
best serve the Commonwealth. In
the group of distinguished Jurists of
the State comprising persons whose
training has peculiarly fitted them for
the post, stands out sharply the name
of George Kunkel. president judge or
the Dauphin county courts. It is be
lieved that Central Pennsylvania
should be represented in the person
nel of the State Supremo Court and
citizens of Cumberland and Dauphin
counties are almost unanimous in sug
gesting Mr. Kunkel as a candidate,
and are urging him to present his
name to the voters.
The Herald believes that Mr. Kun
kel, who is in an active Republican
and is serving Ills second term as judge
of the Dauphin county courts, would
be an ideal man for the place. Dur
ing the past ten years he has become
one of the strongest figures on the
bench in Pennsylvania. Before him
were tried the famous Capitol "Graft"
cases, and they were disposed of so
efficiently and fairly, that praise came
spontaneously from every corner of
the Commonwealth. Annually appear
beforo him litigation involving hun
dreds of thousands of dollars in which
the State is directly interested. Be
foro he was chosen as presiding Judge
of tho Dauphin county court Mr. Kun
kel enjoyed a wide practice as a law
yer and served two terms as district
attorney, during which six-year period
he ably conducted all the cases of the
Besides having directly
! the law for many years, Mr. Kunkbl
was an active law-maker, having been
a member of the General Assembly
of Pennsylvania, and serving as chair
man of the Judiciary General com
Carlisle has a special interest in sug
! gesting the name of Judge Kunkel as
a candidate for the Supreme Court
of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kunkel has a
host of friends and warm admirers
In Cumberland county, and he received
the degree of LL. D. at Dickinson
College here.
The election of Judges in this State
hereafter is on a nonpartisan ballot,
and every party can easily unite on a
man of the caliber of Mr. Kunkel,
whose training has admirably fitted
him to give the best and fairest ser
vice. The Herald sincerely urges the
Dauphin county jurist to become a
candidate, and if he permits his name
to come before the voters, he is as
sured of the warm support of this
I ft-UTTLft-nonserae I
"Do you know," said the wearied
damsel, "that you play a great deal
like Joseph Hoffmann?
"Really! Aren't you Joking?" said
the sad specimen.
. a ' a "' You both use your
hands. —Dartmouth Jack o' I^antern.
"After all," said Kwoter, "it's a true
saying that 'he laughs best who lauahs
la»t. v
"Not at all," replied Wise. "Tho
really true saying is: 'He laughs best
whose laugh lasts.' "—Catholic Stan
dard and Times.
Anyone .Speak From Experience T
[From the Albany Press.]
Vice-President Marshall says a man's
greatest difficulty to-day la to be a
Christian but a politician at tho same
time. Who is trying?
—Not much is being said at the
Democratic State windmill about tho
latest exploit of John Matt and his
division committee.
, ~P r - Pfaltzgraff, the man picked
for the York Post Office by the bosses
will not accept, and the fight has been
started all over again.
—The Central Democratic Club cer
tainly does aim high.
Ex-Lieutenant Governor Watres is
on a Southern trip.
—Pottsville's city troubles will be
heard In court here next week.
—Judging from remarks In Phila
delphia, Democrats are just waiting
for a chance to smite Scoutmaster
—Wonder what the Fritchey candi
dacy for State committeeman will de
—Representatives Gana and Mc-
Nlchol, of Philadelphia, will be can
didates for re-election.
—The Bull Moosers, except Kelly,
have been rather quiet since the re
cent conference here.
—The attacks on the form of gov
ernment in Pittsburgh sound very
much like the endless battle of the
outs against the ins.
•—Uncle Hugh Ramsey, of Delta, has
decided he does not want to run for
the Democratic nomination for Sena
tor and that leaves Washers alone.
Magistrate James Carey may de
cline the appraisershlp in Philadel
phia after all the lighting.
—Dr. Charles T. Aiken, president
of Susquehanna University, is said to
have congressional aspirations.
——Major Everett Warren's friends
are still booming the Scranton lawyer
for Supreme Court justice.
—Flsk Goodyear is sitting up nights
waiting for that Carlisle Post Offlco
■—Let's see, when does the Wil
llamstown Post Offlco appointment
come around?
-Ex-Senator McConnell has been
endorsed by Union county Republi
cans for the Unexpired term of the
late Senator John T. Fisher.
To-morrow is no time at
all; It never comes.
The time to insure Is to
day. You will be supplied
with the kind of insurance
adapted to your means and
needs; your convenience
will be consulted, the way
made easy If you apply to
108 H, Second St.
Isaac Miller, \ r,ocal
F. O. Donaldson, f Agents.
JANUARY 24, 1914.
Not Kvm n Windahlrld
[Prom the Washington Herald.]
■ On# man's excuse for dropping off Is
that the water wag-on wasn't provided
with storm curtains.
Not Wlille the Alienists Uv<
[From the Hartford Courant]
If Thaw does kill somebody, who Is
responsible? Plainly his family have
money enough left to prove he Isn't.
Apparently there la a neat little pit
fall In the middle of the income fax
law which may cost Individuals sub
ject to the tax a respectable aggregate
of money unless they take advantage
of the few days remaining to resort to
the means of escape which the law
provides. If The Sun is not in error
there is vast ignorance of the fact
that many income tax payers must
file with the proper authorities by Jan
uary 29 next, that is, during the eight
days beginning with to-day, a formal
application for deductions In order to
get the benefit of exemptions allowed
in the law.
Presumably most persons subject to
the tax are proceeding on the assump
tion that their duty to themselves will
be performed when they file, by March
1, the tax return called for on form
No. 1040 devised by the Treasury De
• • •
"Any person subject to the normal
Income tax of 1 per cent." is the legal
roundabout of phraseology equivalent
to "any Income tax payer* in ordinary
discourse. The "following form" here
referred to in tho Treasurey Depart
ment ruling is form No. 1008, of the
very existence of which probably the
large majority of Income tax payers
are wholly ignorant. We suggest that
tlioso who are affected by the provis
ions relative to taxation at the source,
especially those from whose incomes
any source deduction was mado last
year, apply forthwith and promptly
to the revenue collectors of their dis
tricts for copies of Forms 1007 and
1008 to be filled out and filed before
next Thursday night with the proper
person. Apparently they will be on
the safe side of tho law in so doing,
and they may possibly save money.
[From the Marco (Kan.) Morrow.]
I love the State of Kansas, with Its
fields of wheat and corn; I love the
Kansas sunset and tho Kansas dewv
morn; and, speaking motaphorlc, I
grow fat on Kansas crops and nover
mind that absence of the yield of rye
and hops; I love the Kansas porker and
the Kansas top-notch steer; I love the
Kansas zephyrs and the Kansas atmos
phere; I love the Kansas sermons and
I love tho Kansas jokes, but the thing
I love In Kansas most Is the Kansas
kind of folks.
• kJF* im# association
Great Meeting on Sunday
JANUARY 25, 3.30 P. M.
Lenney's Motion Picture Theatre, 13th and Market
A lot of Williamsport men will tell of the great good don« by
similar meetings in that community. The party includes: Dr. J. A.
Campbell, Wm. T. I>alo, President of the Dayton Shoe Co., The Rev.
T. P. Wilson, City Mlsson; J. C. Newcomer, Alderman; James WQson,
Railroader and Alva Metzger, Mechanic.
ITtie Singing ts a Big Feature at rAlir
All of These Meetings-Help Us
Your Will aid Its I
Many Advantages 1
111 The advantages of mak-
BHI H a will are these: You
jy PI Mi name your executor in
stead of leaving the ap- ||j
L—-———J pointment to the court.
Uaupmn powers of administration |i
which the other would
Deposit not have. j|
You select a guardian of
Trust known responsibility for
your children.
Comoanv ou are assurec * °* having ;
" * your estate managed and set- .
tied as you would do it your
-213 Market St. self
, ~„«««« And a Trust Company is the
Capital, $300,000 • j j
most experienced and respon
surpius, $300,000 s^}e executor you can choose. J
Open for deposits Saturday evening from 6 to 8.
Havana quality is worth more
to the smoke critic than a
dime's worth of nickel cigars.
are worth the dime every time. They
get right down to "brass tacks" at the
first puff and keep on the job of sat
isfying right through to the end.
Made by Jmhn C. Herman & Co.
♦UMjAimWBURfr-fMpy- " I
Y&AR3 AftOTCH>Ay-1
[From the Telegraph of Jan. 24* 1164.]
Many Recruit
Large numbers of men arrlp* here
daily and are mustered into the ser
vice of their Uncle, who In retmfn for
their patriotism, rewards them with a
liberal bounty. Bully for Uncfea Sam,
the recruits and greenbacks.
Ask For Bids
The superintendent of th% State
Lunatic Hospital advertises for pro
posals ftor supplying the hospl'tyl with
fresh and corned beef, during ttte year.
Proposals will be received until Friday
morning next.
t>ewß*DißP«rcftea~ 1 I
-Qf-The- civnogAß f
[From the Telegraph of Jan. 2«, lIM.]
Rebel Soldiers Desert
Cincinnati, Jan. 23. A speotal dis
patch to the Commercial, dwted the
21st, says that the orders of tEe rebel
Government requiring soldiers to serve
three years more, caused hundreds of
them to desert. Fifty-six cam* in to
day in one squad.
Rebels to Raid Kentockit
Cincinnati, Jan. 23. A special
Louisville dispatch to the Gazette says
that city is filled with an in
tended raid into Kentucky, it is said
the raiders will enter the State bv three
different points. Three hundred rebel
prisoners from Knoxville arrival at In
dianapolis on Saturday.
The country's commercial
conditions are classified
by statisticians Into nln«e
Each month a report is
issued by this institution
covering the actual situation
in these nine groups.
Every businessman should
have a copy of these reports.
We want to send It to him
without charge.
If you are not on our
mailing list do not hesitate
to request tho letter by
mail, phone, or in person.
Immediate attention will
bring the February report,
which is about ready for
222 Market Street