Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, April 07, 1914, Page 10, Image 10
10 HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Established 1831 PUBLISHED BY THE TELEGRAPH PRINTING CO. K. J. STACK POLK. Pres't and Treas'r. F. K. OYSTER, Secretary. GUS M. STEINMETZ, Managing Editor. Published every evening (except Sun day), at the Telegraph Building, Sll Federal Square. Eastern Office, Fifth Avenue Building New York City, Hasbrook, Story & Brook*. Western OfTice, 123 West MadUon street, Chicago, 111., Allen & Ward. -najWfci. Delivered by carriers at six cents a week Mailed to aubscrlbert at $3.00 a year in advance. Entered at the Post Office in Harris burg as second class matter. 1 1 W K The Association of Amer- ( 1 1 1 icao Advertisers has ax- , ' UUEf ammed and certified to i 1 I tha circulation of thi» pab ' i lication. Tha figures of circulation <' ( i contained in tha Association's re ,l port only are guaranteed. I Association of American Advertisers j> ( No. 2333 Whllehill Bidj. M. Y. City / Sworn dally average fur the month ol IV! arch, 1914 Average for the year 1015—21,677 Average for the year 1012—21,175 Average for the year 1911—18,851 Average for the year 1910—17,495 TELEPHONES! Bell Private Branch Exchange No. 2040. United Business Office, 203. Editorial Room 585. Job Dent. 203. TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 7 DOWN TO BUSINESS FOUR months have elapsed since the now City Commission began its duties and it ought now to be possible to complete the reor ganization of tho several departments and undertake tho work which is pressing upon the commission. Of course, there aro those who imagine that the filling of jobs is the most im portant work that the City Council has to do, but the large majority of people are not bothering about who shall get the places; they are, however, deeply concerned in what shall be done to improve the city and assure tho wel fare of our people. It has no}, been an easy matter for the five men who constitute the city government under the new commis sion scheme to rearrange the system, but they are now in position to go ahead with their work and, stopping all political controversy, do the things which they have been elected to do. Under present conditions many men are idle and these should be given every opportunity to procure employ ment on the public work which has been authorized by the people in the recent loan and In previous loans. Harrisburg has made rapid head way for a period of years and nothing should transpire now under the new scheme of government to Interfere in the slightest degree with the prog ress of the city. The organization of the City Planning Commission as agreed upon ought to be pushed for ward to the end that this commission may take up the important work which it will have to do. All paving ordinances and the opening and grad ing of streets and such other improve mehts as are under consideration should also bo pushed through Coun cil without procrastination. One of the theories of the new plan of government was the concentration of authority and the saving of time by prompt legislative action and if the change does not accomplish at least this betterment it is even worse than was charged during the consideration of the measure in the last Legislature. There will be a session of the Leg islature next winter and it is desir ablo that all the defects of the com mission scheme shall be developed during the present year. Those who are opposed to the new system are still of tho opinion that it Is no improve ment over the old, but they have open minds and aro willing to be shown. All over the State the transformation from tho old to the new scheme of government has been accompanied by political discussion, controversy and all that sort of thing. This was to have been expected in a measure, but it is doubtful whether tho people of the cities ol' the Third class imagined the change would bring about so much disturbance and dissatisfaction. Here in Harrisburg the chief diffi culty haa been the friction over ap pointments and as this has been about ended It ought to be possible to go right ahead now with the serious busi ness of the city. After all, the re sponsibility rests upon the five men charged with tho work and unless they make good the censure will be placed where It belongs. We still believe that the old form was more representative and so far as this city is concerned It accomplished a great deal that was commendable, but the new scheme is in its infancy a d must be given a fair trial. We observe that the reorganization newspapers in their discussion of tho troubles of the Democratic party are especially severe upoi those individu als who a year ago were most active in the camp of the reorganization ele ment, but who deserted the bosses. Only those now pass muster who swear eternal allegiance to the present dy nasty; all others are forever damned politically. AFTER TWO YEARS TWO years ago we were assured by the Democratic orators and newspapers that the taking over of the government by the Dem ocracy would quickly reduce tho high cost of living and all would bo lovely Now wc are confronted with tho state ment that with the beginning of April the United States started out with au accumulated deficit for nine TUESDAY EVENING, HARRJSBURG TELEGRAPH ' APRIL 7, 1914 months of over $30,000,000, exclusive ot' any payment of interest on the public debt. Adding interest on the public debt the actual deficiency be comes more than $46,000,000. Should this continue until the-end of the fiscal year we shall be short $70,000,000, and the cost of living, instead of de creasing, is going the other way. . We shall be told that the revenues from the income tax will more than make up this shortage, but bankers and others familiar with the actual working of the new law are far from convinced that any such results will follow. They believe that the in come tax law is going to be disap pointing as a revenue measure, and beside causing no end of trouble, it has also been a failure from the standpoint of revenue. It has also accentuated tho difference between revenue from customs and revenue from the taxation of our own people. This is the net result of the new tariff law which was going to do so much for the happiness and welfare and prosperity of the American peo ple. Instead it has harrassed and an noyed and discouraged business* throughout the country so that to-day business men and Important interests of all sorts and kinds are so upsot that they hardly know which way to turn. But we must not forget that John Bull has benefited by this free trade measure pushed through by a Demo cratic President and supported by a Democratic Congress. If our busi ness people are anxious and confused over tho situation, we must remember that we are helping to make the mills of Europe boom and are increasing the prosperity of the brother on the other side of the ocean. It remains to be seen whether the voters of Pennsylvania and through out the country will continue to send to Washington men who have so little regard for the interests of their own people that they will uphold the hands of a President who is obsessed with theories of government entirely out of joint with practical experience and which involve the contempt of other nations and loss of self-respect at home. The first half year's record of the new tariff law presents a spectacle of falling revenues, Increased deficits, re duced industrial activity and smaller exportation of manufactures. Burglars at Philllpsburg, N. J., stole three postage stamps and a picture of Roosevelt. Sherlock Holmes looking for a clue, would probably dooide first off that they were Progressives. JUDGE KUNKICL'S CANDIDACY PRESIDENT JUDGE KUNKEL has developed remarkably as a candidate for the Supreme Court during the last week or ten days. His ziame is heard all over the State and the newspapers almost with one accord declare him to be the idea] candidate for the higher court. It has not been forgotten that it was Judge Kunkel who presided in he famous Capitol graft cases and his remarkable grasp of all matters affecting State taxation gives him a high standing among the lawyers of the Commonwealth. It will not sur prise many persons who have ob served conditions to see him get more than fifty per cent, of tho vote in the primary election, which would make him the unopposed candidate of the people. His neighbors and friends know Judge Kunkel best and the fact that he was re-elected to the common ideas court of this district last year with out dissent on a nonpartisan ticket is the best evidence o£ his character as a man and his reputation as a judge. Residents of Raekett street, New York, are protesting to the authorities that theirs is a quiet neighborhood, and they want the street name changed. Making an awful lot of noise about it. TIIE CHAMBER'S ACTIVITIES THE Philadelphia Public Ledger, a newspaper of distinctively constructive policies, devotes nearly a column of space in a prominent place of to-day's issue to a report of tho splendid work the Har risburg Chamber of Commerce is do ing for this city. In particular it commends the noonday luncheons at which men of national reputation in business are the speakers. That these affairs are appreciated at home as well as abroad is amply illustrated by the very large attend ance of members and guests. The hali in which the luncheon of yester day was held was scarcely large enough to accommodate those who sought admission. Every seat was taken and not a few stood. These meetings have the advantage of permitting the busy man to lunch and hear a good, sound business talk at the same time. They aro highly educational, broad ening in their effect and generally beneficial. They bring Harrisburg in to touch with the methods of big business men elsewhere and give us a glimpse of how other communities are solving their problems. If the Cham >er of Commerce did no more than •nake these noonday luncheons pos ible the organization be well vorth while. However, these lunch ons form but an incident In the uultltudo of activities for the better ment of the city In which the Chamber s engaged, although not so promi nently brought to the public notice. The burglars' union will probably agree with the barbers' guild In plac ing the ban on the home shaving mug. A Manitou man disabled a robber with his last night, using it' as a weapon. Chance for a man looking for steady employment—go after tho job of op erating the Mexican guillotine About the only use the Navy now has for champagne is for the christening of battleships. The officers are learning that there is not so much difference, after all, between themselves and the men. A pure air crusade is on tho way. It s an era of purity, Including pure rot. —Philadelphia Ledger. I EVENING CHAT 1 Chances are that practically all of tho material in the fifty-two dwellings and Btores In tho Capitol Parrt exten sion area sold for the stuff they con tain will be used in the construction of new houses within the next quar ter year and that precious little of the : material that is workable will bo on the ground after a month rolls by. Under tho contract for the sale the persons buying the properties are re quired to remove everything and re move cellar walls and foundations to within three feet of the street level and fill excavations with clean dirt. By this means over 160 lots have been cleared off and fine places provided for boys to play ball and marbles and other things until the State gets ready to do some landscape gardening on an elaborate scale. But to return to the buildings sold. In several cases half a dozen or more were bought by single individuals and most of them went In lots of two and three or four. Many of the buyers were from nearby places, Steelton, Mlddletown, Highspire, Swa tara, Lemoyno, Penbrook, Edgemont, Duncannon, Linglestown and Paxtonia, being represented in the list, and there were several from the city. It is a curious fact that most of the buyers at these sales have been people from suburbs and they have torn down and carted away the materials, using them in everything from dwellings to barns to stables, and have found it worth while, but few city people have turned to these houses as a source of supply. Charles G. Gilmer, who bought eight or ten houses on Saturday, is an ex ception. Recently he bought several dwellings, but before that bought a whole row in Filbert street, using the bricks and other material for houses in a section of the Seventh ward. It Is probable that he will do the same with the materials from the old brick row in State street between Cowden and Filbert streets, which ho bought at the sale. It seemed like a scene from Mexico yesterday to see several cars in the Pennsylvania Railroad yards above the city bearing the sign "N. de M." They were cars belonging to the national railroads of the republic and happened to be up north on other duty when the war broke out. The chances are that some of them have not been home for months and if they were they would be in use for hauling troops or rations or guns for the armies. The cars seen here were in good condition and went east. A big, stalwart railroader appeared the other morning at the office of the State Game Commission with a cork ing wild turkey gobbler, bronze feath ers and red wattles and all that. He surprised the officers in that depart ment by dropping in and asking if he could keep the turkey. They did not lose much time in telling him that it would be against the law and then ho told his story. It appears that he runs on - a line that passes through wooded sections iind a flock of birdb was on the track. The engine came along and the birds scattered, all but one. He either bucked the engine or became confused in flight, because he hit head on. His neck was broKen and the body was retrieved. He was allowed to keep the bird. National Guardsmen here are taking considerable interest in the newly an nounced change of regulations for rifle practice, which will be effective on May 1. Under the old rules everyone qualifying above the lowest grade got recognition in the form of a medal or some decorations. The new regu lations allow decorations orjly for those reaching the grade of marksman or over. They're serving beer in paper "toots" in Harrlsburg. This was the in formation vouchsafed to a couple of men on a Market street curb last evening. The men all went in to see and while they wondered whether the Informant was not drumming up trade questions were asked. It appears that under the new State law the "growler" or "duck" of beer must be a quart and no more. Heretofore the kettle was filled and no questions asked, sufficient foam or froth or "collar" o» "suds," according to the whim of the speaker, being added to make it "full." Some genius devised a paper affaii; much like a paper individual drinking cup or "envelope," as someone called one in the Oapltol the other day. This cornucopia holds just one quart and it lias a row of holes around the line to show where the legal measure ends and foam may begin. The ap pearacne of the "toot" caused quite a brisk business at the dispensary dur ing the evening. WELL KNOWN PEOPLE —George W. Hensel, the philosopher of Quarryville and one of the wittiest men in the State, will accompany his brother, W. U. Hensel, on his trip to England. —The Rev. John W. Keougli, a priest well known in Philadelphia, is in charge of the Catholic mission es tablished for university students. —Judge H. Iv. Weand, of Montgom ery, is the oldest judge in service on the bench in Pennsylvania. —David Martin, former Secretary of the Commonwealth, says he is go ing to have some of the finest as paragus in the State this year. —W. B. Bechtel, president of a Reading Democratic club, has just called the city hall of that city "a fool's paradise." —Henry C. Frick has given $50,000 to the McKinley memorial at Can ton, Ohio. —Henry W. Thornton, the Ameri can who is to manage one of the big English railroads, was an end on the University of Pennsylvania football team. f BR, ] [Frem the Telegraph, April 7, 1861.] TO DESTROY BRIDGES St. Louis, Wednesday, April 6.—C01. Clayton, with a small force of cavalry and infantry and one battery, went to Mount Elba, on the Salem river. Leav ing the infantry there to guard the bridge and cover Pine Bluff, he pro ceeded with his cavalry toward Lang view, further down the Salem, and twenty miles southwest, where the main body of the rebel army was sta tioned, for the purpose of destroying 'he pontoon bridges and the army stores at that place. FIGHTS FORREST Memphis, April 3.—Grlerson's cav alry had a fight with Forrest near Summervllle yesterday. After skir mishing some time, the rebels being reinforced, and Grlerson's supports falling to come up, the latter fell back before greatly superior numbers, bringing with him seven prisoners. He will renew the attack to-day. AN UPSKTTING ADMINISTRATION [From the Philadelphia Public Ledger.] Speaking of the reserve cities, a Treasury official said: "Of course il upsets the established system of re serves. It was intended to upset It." The law said, "The districts shall be apportioned with due regard to the convenience and customary course ot business." AN EVENING THOUGHT Prayer is the key of the day and the lock of the night.—Lord Berkeley. BUDD AGREES TO OPPOSE PALMED Philadelphia Reformer Gets Into Battle For Democratic Nom ination in Earnest Formul announcement is made in to-day's newspapers of the candidacy of Henry Budd, noted Philadelphia lawyer and Episcopal churchman, for tho Democratic nomination for United states senator against Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer. Mr. Budd is one of the old war horses of reform in Phila delphia and is well known through the State because of his battles against the Republican organization and suc cessive Democratic machines. Coincident with the announcement of Mr. Budd's candidacy and the state ment that an active campaign would be waged in his interest came the state ment that men opposed to machine rule would back the following against the White slate: Lieutenant- Governor, John E. Jenkins, Wilkes- Barre lawyer; secretary of Internal Affairs, William N. McNair, for years active in the reorganization movement Out disgusted with the methods of Palmer and McCormlck; Congress-at large, A. B. Clark, Altoona, former cpunty treasurer of Blair; Henry Meyer, business man, Pittsburgh; Wil liam K. Meyers, publisher, Harris burg; Charles N. Crosby, manufac turer, Meadville, and rival of E. Lowry Humes. United States district attor ney; Samuel E. Shull, lawyer and editor, Stroudsburg, a friend of Judge C. B. Staples, whom Palmer tried to put out of business last year and failed lngloriously. Dr. M. M. Dougherty, of Mechanicsburg, was mentioned for a few minutes, presumably as scenery, but excitedly took himself out of any opposition to McCormlck by telephone. Dauphin county Bull Moosers ap pear to be considerably disturbed o . er the split in their camp over the rival candidacies of Lewis Rrurnm for tho gubernatorial uomina- Moosers aro uun ana wiien the lead- Split Over er s meet to-morrow Cundidories evening an effort will bo made to outline a campaign that will not get them into trouble. It Is recognized htre that William Flinn, to whom the Bull Moosers look for supplies, is for Lewis, anil yet the remnants of the rank und Hie here are for Brumni, especially in the upper end of the county. It is said that the Lykens Valley contingent is very strong for Bruitim and wants the city and Steelton wings to get into line. Secretary of Labor Wilson cheered up the moving spirits of the Central Democratic Club's dinner last night by word that he would attend next Monday Billy Wilson night's J offers on day Will Come to dinner and steps were the Dinner also started to get Postmaster General Burleson to accompany Wilson and Secretary of the Navy Daniels, who is to be the chief speaker. The dinner is to be held in the Chestnut Street Auditorium, where Bryan spoko last winter, and in addition to Daniels and Wilson and Burleson, if he comes, Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer and State Chair man Morris, who are honorary mem bers of the club, and Vance C. McCor mlck, a member, will be speakers. No Ryan men have as yet been announced as speakers, but the assurances are bo ng given that there will be no fac tionalism at the dinner. Postmaster Frank C. Sites, the chairman of the reception committee, has named a large reception committee to meet fosephus and William when they ar rive. A special dispatch from Potlsville to the Philadelphia Inquirer says: "Vance McCormick will be swamped at the primaries in May, said a prominent McCormick member of the Schuyl- Faces Figlit kill county bar, and n in Enrnest staunch Democrat at that. The entire coun ty has been canvassed in a quiet way and the sentiment is almost unanimous to defeat him, was another assertion made by this Demo crat. Ryan ,Is the favorite north, south, east and west, and the party leaders in the rural districts have had their cue and they are instructing the Democrats in their several districts to vote for M. J. Ryan for Governor. The treatment of Judge 11. O. Bechtel, of this city, by A. Mitchell Palmer, ths Wilson administration representative in this State, and the refusal by the President to appoint Judge Bechtel to the position of Federal Judge, and the appointing of O. B. Dickinson, of Chester, to the office, will be resented by the Democrats of this county, at the primaries by 'taking it out of Mc- Cormiclc's hide' is the way the promi nent Democrats put it. The President will also be rebuked in this manner, he added, for the Democrats of Schuylkill county will not stand for interference in State politics by Wash ington." rPOLITICAL SIDELIGHTS ~ —Some one experienced In Penn sylvania politics said a few years ago that one could always be sure of the oil country after It hud voted. —Dimniick addressed a big meeting at Bcranton yesterday and said the outlook for his nomination was bright —Warren C. Graham will be run for the Legislature in place of IXarrv W. Bass in Philadelphia. —Philadelphia committees appear to be endorsing Ryan with singular regularity. —Doc Dougherty is real rapid in standing from under these days. —Charles B. McConkey is a mighty able speaker, but he has a hard Job if he is going to be tho official de fender. —Henry Budd's candidacy is not pleasing: in Market Square. —Pinchot told the local Bull Moos ers to name their own tickets and not to fuse with Democrats. IN HARRJSBURG FIFTY YEARS AGO TO-DAY [From the Telegraph, April 7. 1864.] WANT COVKRLY ITOCSK We hear, through unofficial j>et re liable sources, that It has been de cided upon to purchase the magnifi cent residence erected by tho late Wells Coverly, for the purpose of de voting it to the uses of an executive mansion. FITTING OUT PARKS The superintendent of public grounds and his assistants, are busily engaged in preparing the delightful resorts for usual summer frequenters. f 1 11^ ■KADUUAKTBRB FOB SHIRTS 1 SIDES & SIDES j A bald-headed banker always '' ' ' • wore his hat to protect his head from drafts. A negro laborer was cashing his pay check and the banker began to quiz him. "Why don't you leave some of that money with us, Rastus, and let us take care of it?" "Boss, Fse jes' afeared; you always looks like you was gwine somewheres." Confidence in the stability'of a newspaper is a part of its value to an advertiser. The readers ot the Public Ledger like it because they know just where to find it. AT THE OH PHI". UN By \V Imk Dinger The editor slipped me a ticket, Last evening, and said, "Won't you go To the Orpheum to-night as the critic, And write what you think of the show?" Did I go? Why, of course, and I picked me A seat down in front near the stage So I would bo in good position The work of the actors to gauge. First Lawrence and Hurlfalls appeared on The stago as the curtain did rise, And their feats acrobatic were pleasing, And all that the last name Implies. Tha Astairs were, really refreshing, Their act was as clean as could be, And just of a type that most people, I'm sure, woujd like often to see. Then came a surprise most delightful, Whose equal won't come very sooji, When Miss B. Lolunuller, bewitching, Sailed out o'er the house in the moon. John Ilymans and Miss Mclntyre (I'm sure you have seen them be fore) Were simply themselves, that means "clever," So why should I say anymore? McConnell and Simpson were funny In their act, and though I heard some Say they made things a trifle too noisy. Still, a good band must have a bass drum. Then Lewis and Body presented Some nonsense with plenty of "go," And a new dog act, offered by Prolles, Wound up this week's Orpheum show. Miss Mabel would probably tell you It is really a "heavenly" show, For the moon, with its radiant beauty, Surrounded by stars makes it so. Mbotwear M s<"-j?<3ster vlb' WSP reac * y * or your ' ns P ec^on a nd MM ver dict of our patrons is: \®~ they have never seen prettier Av J shoes. Since 1890 we have been try —ingeach season to give you better foot y \ wear and better service. This season finds / I US e^er P re P are d than ever to serve you. J MAY WE SUGGEST as early a call as con y' venient for the selection of your Easter Footwear Jerauld Shoe Co. 310 MARKET STREET - - - Harrisburg, Pa. I What's the Matter With Business? \ [from the Joplln (Mo.) Globo, Dem.) Some time the Republican Interstate Commerce Commission may realize that transportation is the fundamental in dustry In this country—fundamental in the biggest and broadest sense. When credit Is pulled from under transportation the entire structure of American industry begins to crumble. Evory era of railroad construction and upbuilding has been an era of prosperity with all Industry dlrectl* and indirectly sharing in the advance ment of transportation. Every time there has been n recession in the railroad world the entire indus trial structure has halted and at times has appeared to go backwards. It takes many years to build up an Industrial structure with coniUlence of capital in manufacturing and the gathering to gether of effective, economical, unified and interrelated industries all based upon, or related to, transportation. It takes but a few years to pull down the whole structure. Damage by floods, fire or famine do not dishearten. Men | POLITICAL FABLES (Contained.) William Penn wan the owner of a large estate, the proper conduct of which required a governor and two senators who were sometimes envious ly called Bosses. His estate was free of debt and was conducted In an able and business-like way. As is common in such cases some men who were not Bosses, but who secretly wished to be, complained to Mr. Penn that his pres ent servants were cheating him, were Incompetent and should bo discharged at once and in disgrace. Mr. Penn had heard these same charges oft be fore and yet wonderd why, If all these things were true, lite estate should get on so famously. Being in doubt he these friends what he should do. They told him that Bosses were wicked and were not necessary, that he should have "leaders" who would attend to everything necessary. He would have no need for governors, senators, members of the legislature, or in fact any departments for the conduct of his estate. They them selves were able to do the whole thing and as evidence of their tltness JERAULD SHOE CO go forward and repair tno waste, know ing that ceeu time and harvest will not always fail. But when the political axo is laid at the root of the tree of prosperity transportation credit all enterprise is disheartened; capital fles frofn fac tory, rail and forge to the strong vault of the bank, and only low prices and cheapened labor can bring it forth to work again. One-half of one per cent, in the rail road credit of this country represents/ $50,000,000 per annum. This iu- the tlif-f ference to the transportation Interests when the railroads have to pay 5 per cent, instead of per cent, for money. At the present time in New York call money is being loaned at 2 per cent., commercial paper is discounted at 1 per cent., and 5 per cent, or higher ia de manded on railroad accommodations. But this is only the beginning. After its work of strangulation is complete, then the I. C. C. will see the connection between industry, transpor tation and general prosperity. they - again and again repeated how dishonest and corrupt the present "Bosses" were and besides that they themselves had often told him how well they could run his estate and what further proof of their ability was" needed. However, Air. Penn was not sure they were right whereupon, see ing him hesitate, they hurriedly cross ed the boundaries of his estate and consulted long and earnestly with a School Master who had many "schol ars" residing on Mr. Penn's estate. This School Master not onl> advised that "Leaders" should take the place of "Bosses," but kindly consented to and did nupie the men who should be the "Leaders." At once all .Win*. Scholars and these selected "LoadefS," in order to prove their own worth, set up a,wonderful din most of which was made by repeating again and again the words "Pascal," "Thief," ''Bosses," "Gang," "Bi-partisan," "Unworthy Citizen" and many more vile names that were exceedingly unpleasant to the peaceful and quiet, law abiding Quaker. William Ponn. Moral: A rose is just us sweet by any other name.