Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, February 02, 1914, Page 8, Image 8

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Established 1831
B. J. STACKPOLE, Pres't and Treas'r.
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J, No. 2333 Whitehall Bid|. ». T. City
■worn dally sicrsi* for tic month of
January, 1914
* 22,342
iTtrsgs for the year 1918—21,577
Average for the year 1012—21,178
Average for the year 1811—18,881
Average for the year 1810—17,485
SHvstc Branch Exchange No. ZO4O.
, United
Business Office, 10S.
feMtortm! Room SBS. Job Dept. 303.
ONE month of the new year has
been torn from the calendar
and with the beginning of the
second month the new munici
pal administration may be reasonably
expected to get into its proper stride,
there Is much to do in the present
fear and the councllmen who are
working out the theory and practice
tf the new commission form of gov
ernment have ahown In a number of
wayn a disposition to do constructive
•vork. Each of the department heads
has now had about two months In
which to get his bearings, and during
the next few weeks, and before the
epening of Spring, the program of the
pear will probably have been fully
Harrisburg has a reputation to
maintain and it is gratifying to note
a. disposition on the part of the new
officials to proceed along progressive
lines in the improvement of the city.
Our citizens are accustomed to things
being done in a broad, modern way,
and the municipal officials have al
ready felt the inspiration of a citizcn-
ehlp which supports and encourages
the working out of plans for the en
— vilre community. Already some things
have" been accomplished which com
mand the approval of the people and
the indications are that still other
features of a progressive administra
tion are about to be announced.
As Is always the case In the change
»f any administration municipal,
county, State or national —more at
tention is given to the mere political
phases than to the creative measures
Which interest the people more. By
reason of this fact the efforts of the
commission to increase the efficiency
and bring about a better condition of
affairs in several of the departments
have been overlooked. But in the last
Mialysis results count and the people
are certain to give credit where credit
Is due.
Perhaps no policy of the new ad
ministration has been more generally
rommended than the policy of retain
ing the several boards and commis
sions which so admirably served the
city under the old system of govern
ment. It Is expected that the new
City Planning and Shade Tree Com
missions will be created without de
lay and these will co-operate In the
Important program of the year.
Generally speaking, the commission
government is on trial and there Is no
Inclination anywhere to unfairly critl
else what has already been done
pending the working out of the new
Three hundred thousand dollars of
vnoollected wares and salaries remains
b» the treasury In the city of New York.
What a blot on the reputation of Tam
BARNHART, of Rochester, Ind.,
has Introduced in Congress a bill
for continuing the Cumberland
Ttoad through the States of Ohio, In
diana. Illinois and Missouri.
in 1802, Ohio was admitted
to :tie Union, the general government
gpvt /its written pledge that one
twenfletb of the net proceeds from
iht> sale of all public lands situated
within the State would be applied by
Congress to the building of a national
road from tidewater on the Atlantic
coast to and through the State of
Ohio. Similar contracts were entered
into by the government with the
States of Indiana, Illinois and Mis
souri upon their admission to the
Subsequently, the government sold
the public lands thus reserved and
pledged to the purpose of building
roads, and appropriated the available
proceeds to the building of a road
known as the Cumberland Road In the
States of Maryland, Pennsylvania and
Virginia. Only a small part of the
money was spent In any of the "Public
Land" States, and none of It reached
\ Congressman Barnhart's bill calls
for an appropriation of $5,000,000 for
continuing the construction and pro
viding for the maintenance of the
Cumberland Road In those States.
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois are each to
yet $1,000,000 and Missouri 12,000,000. J
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The bill authorizes the President of
the United States to appoint three na
tional highway commissioners to have
full charge of the construction, re
pairs and maintenance of the road.
They are to serve three years and re
ceive $5,000 a year each for their
The road follows the route of the
National Old Trails Road and Is a part
of the system of 50,000 miles of na
tional highways proposed by the
National Highways Association. The
Cumberland Road does not touch Mr.
Barnhart's district, but he recognizes,
as Lincoln did, that "no public Im
provement is so local as to be of no
general benefit." The rebuilding and
renatlonallzation of tills road would
not only benefit Ohio, Indiana, Illinois
and Missouri, but every Stato in the
Union, those who are back of it assert.
Some enterprising newspaper might
get Governor Tener and General Villa
to collaborate on an article entitled
"What I Think of the Federals."
ESTIMATES made by the United
States Department of Agricul
ture show that the United
States is short nearly nine beef
cattle, seven sheep and three hogs for
each 100 of our population, as com
pared with conditions in 1910. This
is an actual decrease of 7,305,000 food
animals in the face of an estimated
increase of nearly 7,000,000 inhabi
tants. The total value of the live
stock has, however, increased over
the much larger number of 1910.
Instead of railing at the Meat Trust
for boosting prices, it would seem to
be the duty of Congress to enact a
proper range leasing law permitting
the economical management and util
ization of ranges, since it is well
known that one of the prime reasons
of the shortage is the encroachment of
farms upon the range territory.
One of the peculiar features of the
decrease in meat animals is that while
the average value has increased, the
farmers and stock raisers, Instead of
making more profit, are making less,
the cost of production having grown
more rapidly than the selling price
has advanced.
Pennsylvania farmers are not rais
ing as many beeves as formerly and
hog cholera has cut down the pork
supply. The temptation to sell live
stock at prevailing high prices rather
than to continue to carry It with high
priced feed, possible loss from disease
or aocident, and uncertainty as to
prices, has been great and doubtless is
in part responsible for conditions. In
this State farmers are not taking ad
vantage of vast stretches of vacant
land, especially In the northern tier,
that could be turned into flrst-class
cattle ranges and upon which stock
could be raised at comparatively low
cost. It is difficult to understand why
nobody has given this serious thought.
Prices will certainly not decline in
years, and there would seem to be a
fine opportunity for cattle raising on
a large scale on land that Is now not
under cultivation and not yielding its
owners one penny of revenue.
Huerta says his is a "stable Gov
ernment." Has a bad smell, anyhow.
THE trolley cars are lilled every
evening with hosts of home
ward bound suburbanites, has
tening away from their daily
work in the city to the quiet of the
countryside. The city dweller looks
at them either enviously or with
whimsical tolerance, but mostly the
latter. He cannot understand why
anybody should willingly remove from
the radius of "city steam," the bright
lights and paved crossings. The city
spells comfort for him and the sub
urb is an unexplored wild to be con
sidered only from the standpoint of
the comic weekly.
And it is pretty hard for the sub
urban or country dweller who spends
his days in the city to explain to his
friend Just how he feels about it. In
a recent publication Louis Untermeyer
does it for him in two charming
stanzas that every open air man
should carry in his vest pocket for
purposes of illustration. Even then
the city resident might not under
stand. Anyhow, here they are:
All day with anxious heart and
wondering ear
I listened to the city; heard the
Echo with human thunder, and
the sound
Go reeling down the streets and
The headlong hours in their wild
Shouted and sang until the world
was drowned
With babel-voices, each one
more profound.
All day It surged—but nothing
could I hear.
That night the country never seem
ed so still
The trees and grasses spoke
without a word
To stars that brushed them
with their silvery wings,
logether with the moon I climbed
the hill
And in the very heart of Silence
The speech and music of im
mortal things.
"Butter is weak," says a market re
port. Better that than strong.
PROMINENT men and women of
Steelton are engaged in the re
organization of the charity com
mittee that did such excellent
service during the dull times of 1907,
when idle mills brought distress to
hundreds of families in that place.
Those at the head of the movement
are not acting in the fear of another
season of depression, but upon the
theory that in a town of the size of
Steelton there are always some worthy
people In want whose needs should be
met by those who have plenty.
The committee believes that by or
ganization the work of charity may
be systematized and rendered more
efficient and in this it is following the
lines laid down by successful associa
tions of the kind in Harrisburg and
other cities.
Ha saw it!
It Is a way of calling a man a
fool when no heed la given to
what he says.—L'Esirangle.
Evening chat^S]
To the people of Harrisburg the an
nouncement of the death of General
James A. Beaver at Bellefonte on
Saturday brought a sense of keen per
sonal loss and it may be said that not
even in his home town, where he was
noted in a community famous for its
big men, is there more sincere mourn
| Ing for the passing of the soldier and
executive and judge than there is in
the State's capital. Through his long
connection with the State government
and the National Guard, his deep in
terest in religious activities and strong
personality and family ties James Ad
dams Beaver was almost a citizen of
Harrisburg. He is well remembered
as the occupant of the Executive Man
sion for four years, for frequent social
visits to Harrisburg homes, as the
speaker upon many occasions In Har
risburg churches and institutions, as
the central figure of military pageants
and as a member of the Superior
Court. And before me is a photo
graph of him on almost the last pub
lic occasion on which he came to Har
risburg, the dedication of the statues,
created by the genius of his fellow
townsman, George Grey Barnard.
General Beaver took a prominent part
In the program on that occasion In the
Fall of 1911, the fifth anniversary of
the dedication of the Capitol, and
when the exercises were over walked
along the Susquehanna, which he so'
much admired, and remarked upon
the great strides taken by the city
which he had called home for a while
and which he loved to visit.
Harrisburg people can recall the
great interest taken by General
Beaver in its churches. Long before
he became Governor he was well
known as a speaker at religious-meet
ings of the synod of the Presbyterian
Church, speaking at Pine Street and
other churches, assisting in anniver
saries at the Young Men's Christian
Association and being in sympathy
with every movement for a better city.
Largely to his aid the Olivet Presby
terian Church owes its beginning and
for years after he left Harrisburg he
remained officially connected with it.
While Governor he attended Pine
Street Church and his last address in
a Harrisburg church was given there.
Few know that General Beaver was
an ardent advocate of extension of
the Capitol Park and he regretted
upon more than one occasion that he
had been unable to bring it about.
During his term as Governor he sev
eral times suggested that the time was
at hand to acquire the property that
is now embraced in the Capitol Park
area, but State revenues in those days
were not as great as they are to-day
and there were so many other de
mands that his thought could not be
worked out. Once he suggested in pri
vate conversation that estimates be
made of the cost of the undertaking
and advised some people who urged
the widening of tile streets surround
ing the Capitol Park to wait until the
park was extended. When the new
Capitol was projected the General re
marked publicly that he hoped that
occasion would be taken to enlarge
the park while the building was going
on. And it might he added that had
his remark been taken up. the exten
sion might have been effected and
the Treasury not have felt the differ
General Heaver was the Governor
who Inaugurated the custom of giving
candy to children at the Executive
Mansion on Christmas morning, one
of the events of the great holiday in
Harrisburg ever since. He would go
to the door and greet youngsters and
added quarters to the candy he gave.
It will be recalled that the coming of
the Heavers to Harrisburg was marked
by the sudden illness and death of his
youngest born, James A. Beaver, Jr.,
a bereavement which called forth ex
pressions of sympathy throughout the
whole State and especially in Harris
Notwithstanding his loss of a leg in
battle General Beaver was a surpris
ingly agilfe man and he attracted wide
attention by his activities on the cam
paign platform. He was one of the
[From the Telegraph of Feb. 2. 1864.]
Boston, Mass., Feb. I.—About 300
rebel prisoners arrived in this city at
a late hour last evening. They were
escorted to the navy yard and were
paroled after taking the oath of alleg
iance and enlisting In the navy. Forty
(40) men of the First Illinois Regi
ment guarded them from Chicago in
this city.
New York, Feb. I.—The Richmond
Enquirer of the 29th ultimo reports
the capture, by rebel cavalry, near
Natchez, of twenty-five prisoners,
slxty-ftve wagons, a lot of cotton and
about eighty negroes.
yfr/vns Afro-roDAy
[From the Telegraph of Feb. 2, 1864.1
Recruiting goes "bravely on." Large
numbers arrive daily at this point
where they are sworn in, uniformed
and "greenbacked."
Colonel Alleman has presented, in
the House of Representatives a petition
from citizens of our county, asking
for a law to change the width of a por
tion of Verbeke street, in this city,
pprn iriom.-81DeU6;hT^]
—Senator Oliver last night spoke in
a Philadelphia church, declaring for
local option and the child labor laws.
His remarks did not satisfy his clerical
most effective campaigners known in
Pennsylvania and discussed matters
with a frankness that at times dis
mayed the managers of his party's
affairs. They used to say he never
sought a controversy, but he never
dodged one, and if a question was put
at him that was dangerous he handled
it with sincerity and did not care
where the chips flew. In fact, it was
this very openness of mind and free
dom of speech that led to the famous
message from Quay, one of the classics
of Pennsylvania politics: "Dear
Beaver: Don't talk."
General Beaver was thrice wounded
in battle and liis third wound, which
took away his leg, is believed to have
Indirectly caused his death. He came
of a long-lived and fighting family of
the people who settled the Juniata
Valley and who number among their
descendants so many prominent Penn
•sylvanlans. It was characteristic of
him to leave an envied place In the
law office of one of the great lawyers
of the day to go to war. His prompt
ness to enlist was shown by the fact
that his company was in the Second
Regiment and his record Is told by
service until 1864, when he was sent
home without a leg and with en
comiums of his superiors. Including
a personal letter from the brilliant
Hancock. The General was wounded
at Chancellorsvllle, Petersburg and
Ream's Station. The first time he
thought he was mortally wounded and
told the men who came for him to get
the men who needed help, adding that
it would be time to look for the dead
after the battle. The second time he
was blown up by a shell, which ex
ploded at his horse's feet, and he had
to be sent home for care. He ap
peared at Hancock's headquarters not
fit for duty and was sent home again,
sorely against his will, and only when
Hancock personally ordered him awav.
His third wound, which cost his leg,
was while he was waiting for the start
of an attack. T.lie man who saved
him from the advancing cavalry
horses' feet was Ferdinand Rohm, a
Juniata countian, who is now ser
geant of the Capitol police. General
Beaver never forgot him and appoint
ed him to a place on the "Hill."
There was something heroic about
Beaver's Christianity. Armies are not
Sunday schools and profanity some
times is heard more than prayers.
General Beaver used to have prayer
meetings in camp and before he went
into battle he would have prayers
rißht in front of his command. Ijike
P"rederick the Great's hard-fighting
field marshal, Leopold of Dessau, he
believed prayer was a necessary pre
requisite to battle: but once devotions
were over the Amalekites were to be
It might have been the lot of this
distinguished son of Perry county to
have been President of the United
States. In 1880 he was a member of
the famous "306" which stood for the
nomination of Grant in the Repub-
Mean national convention and because
of his commanding position as chair
man of the Pennsylvania delegation he
was much in the minds of delegates.
He was asked by delegates from Penn
sylvania, Ohio, Tennessee and other
States to permit the use of his name
for Vice-President. The offer was
backed by the dominant figures of
that great gathering, but General
Beaver declined. Garfield was nomi
nated for President at that conven
tion, elected and died, and Arthur,
who accepted the vice-presidential
nomination, occupied the White House.
The very next year Beaver was within
reach of a senatorial seat. When the
great deadlock occurred and the la
mented Henry W. Oliver withdrew
they asked Beaver to be a candidate.
He stood for the balloting, but the
party breach was too great to be
healed. In 1882, when the same party
schism prevailed. General Beaver went
down to defeat as Reoubllcan candi
date for Governor. The candidates
were Pattison, who won; Beaver and
John Stewart, now justice of the Su
preme Court. But four years later
the Republicans had learned their les
son and Beaver won by 40,000 over
Chauncey Forward Black, of York.
General Beaver was the son-in-law
Hugh Nelson McAllister, who was
allied in marriage to one of this citv's
families and who died at the consti
tutional convention of 1873, to which
he had been chosen because of his
great ability as a constitutional law
yer. Mrs. Beaver was one of the
most charming women who have
graced the Executive Mansion and for
years has been a welcome guest in
Harrisburg homes. The eldest son of
General Beaver. Gilbert Addams Bea
ver, married the daughter of the late
Judge John W. Simonton, adding to
the ties that bind his family to this
When the war broke out Andrew
Gregg Curtin, the Governor, showed
his confidence in Beaver by having
him elected to command the infantry
company of which he had been him
self the chief. He personally gave
him his commission as a colonel and
when the war ended he apDolnted him
commander of a brigade of the Na
tional Guard. When Beaver became
Governor he selected Daniel Hartman
Hastings as adjutant general and
placed him before the people and
when Hastings became Governor he
appointed his former chief as one of
the first judges of the Superior Court.
The last of three remarkable men,
"the Center county Governors." the
life of James Addams Beaver should
furnish an inspiration to the young
folks not only of the town among tho
mountains where he lived and died,
but in the city where he resided as
chief magistrate and In whose welfare
he showed so keen an interest.
critic, who announced that he waa a
Bull Mooser.
—The Bureau of Municipal Re
search now says the Phiadelphia mu
nicipal court is all right.
—William L. McLaughlin, Plttston.
has been named as a deputy revenue
man by Fritz Kirkendall, who seems
to be taking care of his own county.
—Congressman Vare may decide to
stay in Congress and not run for
mayor of Philadelphia.
—Michael J. Ryan will be some
candidate to beat. As a stump speak
er he Is known all over the State.
—Senator Oliver's answer to his
critics ought to satisfy anyone.
—Mention of Brumbaugh's name
for governor seems to be extensive
among Bull Moosers who want to re
turn to the fold.
—Plnchot is planning a series of
speeches in the eastern counties.
—Norristown will vote on a SIOO,-
000 sewer loan.
—Congressman Palmer will need
Wilson in his own district before the
campaign ends.
—Herr Moesleln's candidacy for
the State committee seat Is being
launched amid the cheery sound of
the whetting of knives.
—The Republican State committee
Is billed for a meeting next month.
-—Thomas B. Moore, of Bloomsburg,
may oppose Congressman Lesher for
—lt is going to cost a pretty penny
for the reorganization gangsters to
win enough seats In the Democratic
State committee to. hold on to the
—Scoutmaster Morris has started
off the Democratic campaign by de
claring war on Charles P. Donnelly.
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Philadelphia City Solicitor An
nounces That He Will Be Can
didate For Governor
City Solicitor Michael J. Ryan has
beaten Congressman A. Mitchell Pal
mer and the other Democratic bosses
to it in the start of the race for the
gubernatorial nomination and unless
all signs fail there is going to be a
Democratic campaign that will go
down in history.
Ryan will make a tour of the State
before the primaries and his state
ment of his position indicates that he
will have a few things to say about
bossism in the party. Whether Pal
mel or Mestrezat runs as the candi
date of the reorganization faction he
will have to bear the load of bossism,
unpopular appointments, pullbackism
and arrogant party management.
It is expected that this week Pal
mer will write a letter stating whether
he will run for governor or not. It Is
the Impression in Washington that
he would rather stay in Congress, but
close friends insist that he will run
for governor since Secretary Wilson,
Ambassador Guthrie and other men
have refused to be sacrificed. For
some time it has been rumored in
this State that he wants to run for
senator, but Scoutmaster Morris rose
to deny any such ambitions.
According to information received
at Philadelphia Saturday night, E. E.
Greenawalt, of Lancaster, former
president of the State
Federation of Labor,
but later an active cog Greenawalt
In the Democratic State Lands Job
machine, has gotten a In Jersey
place at last. Greena
walt was busy in an effort to get on
the State ticket several years ago and
in 1912 was a candidate for Con
gress at large, being well beaten.
Since that time he has been a noisy
supporter of the reorganization bosses.
The job for which he has been
slated is Commissioner of Immigra
tion for Philadelphia, with offices at
Gloucester, N. J. The job pays some
thing more than the $2,500 snap
handed to Editor James Magee, of
New Bloomfleld. In selecting Greena
walt the reo-bosses have turned down
Senator James T. Nulty, of Phila
Senator George T. Oliver on Satur
day at Philadelphia exploded the
stories wired from Pittsburgh and
printed throughout tho
State to the effect that
Oliver Is he was against the re-
Strong For election of Senator
Penrose Penrose. In fact, he
made an emphatic dec-
laratlon in favor of the
Senator, saying: "I am for Senator
Penrose to succeed himself. I have
urged upon him that he become a can
date. I have advised him that it is his
duty to the State to become again a
"It is true that Senator Penrose did
not ask me for my advice, t do not
know how he feels with regard to the
matter. But lam free to say that in
my opinion there is none other so well
qualified ns he to represent Pennsyl
vania in the Senate.
I "His capabilities, his long experi
ence, his thorough acquaintanceship
with the needs of the State and his
position of influence ail especially
qualify him.
"To make a change from Senator
Penrose would to my mind be much
like taking an experienced man from
a position of trust and replacing him
with an inexperienced boy. lam un
qualifiedly for him to succeed him
—Dean Holmes, of State College,
bollevos moral training Is what Is
needed for the young people of to-day.
—H. R. Pehr, the Allentown trac
tion magnate, has raised wages with
out notice, saying the prosperity of his
company justifies It.
—John Ormerod, of the Donaldson
Iron Works. Is on a trip.
—John Wanamaker la in favor of
government ownership of telegraph
—Democratic campaigners are tun
ing up and It sounds like the prelimi
naries to a dog fight, ,
I ArurrLe-nonsease i
She overheard her father say the
new mayor had been rushed oft hIR feet
by receptions, and she did hope ho
wasn't seriously Injured.
By Wing Dinger.
Ole Bre'r Groundhog: done walked out
Looked kind of pore and very thin;
Gave one look, saw his shadder, turned
And Into his hole he walked agin.
Get out your furlined coats and heavy
An' you better be about it mighty
'Cause we're gwine to have some
weather for the next six weeks
Dat will set the coal pile lookin' awful
I ain't superstitious 'bout de average
run of things,
I'll walk 'mongst do graves at dead o*
But let me tell you, people, what dey
say about dls hog
In de past was pretty nearly always
So I'm goin' to sneak away to-day and
wander to de South,
Where de flowers bloom In winter,
and I'll wait
For a few days till I see if dis yere hog
is right or wrong,
Ere I take the trip back to my native
So you won't find my poetry here de
bes' part of dis week,
'Cause ole Wing ain't goin' to take no
chance, oh no!
But I wants to caution you agin to get
your orders in
I For more coal in case de pile Is run
nin' low.
Agent—l am selling mining stock;
couldn't I Interest you?
Farmer—You sure could; I've alters
wanted to see a sure enough bunco
steerer.—Birmingham Age-Herald.
The Swiss nation is without a lan
guage. The official languages are Ger
man, French and Italian, these three
being the recognized "mother-tongue"
of tne majority of the inhabitants.
About three-fourths of the people speak
German, while the remainder divide
four other languages among them
mainly French and Italian.
Public documents and notices are
printed in both the French and Ger
man languages. In the Swiss National
Parliament the members make their
speeches either In French or Gorman,
for nearly all the members understand
both these languages.
Wives sometimes ob
ject to life Insurance.
Wldowa never do. They
know Its value. Get
particulars free. No
1M IT. Ice»i It.
Isaac Miller, t Local
F. O. Donaldson, f Agents.
A novel event Is being planned by the
Canadian Motorcycle Club, of Toronto.
•A 8 ,' B , t0 be a motorc rcle ice meet, and
will take place on the Ashbrldge Ba>.
The course as chosen will have a quar
'f.?'' 8 "tart, a mile runaway and a
must Imv<! IK All contestants
s?de cars! motorcycles fitted with
Sides & Sides
of All
About half of the suits
are heavy and medium
weight blue serges.
$45 Suits for
S4O uits for IC. I
$35 Suits for, t 1
S3O Suits for
$25 Suit s for 0 1
S2O uits for t I
$45 Overcoats
S4O Overcoats Jh|7 fj(|
$35 Overcoats ' ,UU
S3O Overcoats A.. __ I
S2O Overcoats ||| JJjJ
Now is the accepted
time. Now is the su
preme moment for the
man who wants a match
less suit, overcoat or
raincoat for a price that's
almost ridiculous! Get
A Big Portion Are BLUES
Sides & Sides
Commonwealth Hotel Building