Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, April 28, 1914, Page 6, Image 6
6 HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Established 1831 ■i , t PUBLISH®!? BY Hill TELEGRAPH PRINTING CO. B. J. STACKPOLE, Pres't and Treas'r. F. R. OYSTER, Secretary. OUB M. BTEINMETZ, Managing Editor. Published every evening (except Sun day), at the Telegraph Building, 216 Federal Square. Eastern OfTlce, Fifth Arenue Building. New York City, Hasbrook. Story & Brooke. !W«stern Office, 12$ West Madison street, .Chicago, 111., Allen & Ward. Delivered by carriers at six cents a week. Mailed to subscribers •t II .00 a year Jn advance. Kntered at the Post Office in Harris burg as second class matter. ' 1 /SlitX The Association of Am«r- ( 1 ' i Kj|o lean Advertiser* has ex- , wJCf a mined and certified to < I the circulation of thiipab i Ucation, The figures of circulation ■ 1 1 eonteined in tbe Association's re- f 11 port only are guaranteed, • i| Association of American Advertisers s 1 1' No. 2333 Whitehall Bldg. N. T. City !| •worn dally average for tbe month of March, 1914 * 22,470 * Average for the year 1913—21.877 Average for tbe year 1012—21,175 Average for the year 1011—18.NB1 Average for the year 1910—17,493 TELEPHONES ■ Bell Private Branch Exchange No. 1040. United Business Office, 203. ■ditorial Room 585. Job Dept. 20S. TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 28 REGISTER TOMORROW REPUBLICANS of Harrisburg should not fail to register to morrow, providing they did not register last Fall. Progressives and Democrats who see that the return of the Republican party to power is the only way to restore the business of the country to normal conditions, bring back prosperity and provide work for thousands upon thousands of laboring men now out of employment, and who wish to change their party affiliations in order to help bring about that result, should see to it that they are properly registered and enrolled as Republicans. After to-morrow it will be too late. Figures published elsewhere in this issue show very clearly that there has been a big swing back to the Republi can party in the country districts of Dauphin county. Tho voters there have gone to the polling places and have been enrolled. Harrisburg voters who want to express their sentiments nt the May primaries should not lose this opportunity. Democrats are striving desperately to make a showing in the cities of the third class to-morrow. They are try ing to drag Republicans into their own camps for the purpose of support ing this or that candidate and in an effort to make some show of gain over the vote cast for President Wil son in 1912. Not a member of their own party will be overlooked who can be persuaded to go to the registration places. Republicans, bearing this in mind, should counter-balance these attempts to bolster up a waning strength by registering their own pref erences. There is foolish talk of Republicans being aligned with Democrats to de teat this or that faction of the party at the primaries. Thero is no basis for this assertion. It is another of the shameless lies circulated lor tho pur pose of injuring the chances "of the Republican party at the polls in No vember. Tho place for Republican names is in the Republican column. Now is the time for Republicans, and «1I those in sympathy, with Republi can aims and principles, to prepare to express their own personal prefer ences at the primaries next month. The party that is going to swing Penn sylvania back into line for tho restora tion of sane government at Washing ton and prosperity for tho country at large has no business with the petty bickerings of Democrats over the meatless bones of their own party nominations. Hv.erta probably would be ready to mediate gun for gun. GARDEN' AS AID TO HEALTH COMMENTING on Dr. Samuel G. Dixon's recent address in which he advocated the garden as de sirable for hygienic, esthetic and economic reasons, the Louisville Courier-Journal says: Tho Health Commissioner's ad- Vfce is timely and is fully as ap plicable to the gardening proposi tion in Louisville as in Harrisburg. The needful implements are not ex pensive, and it will not be much trouble to find them at tbe hard ware store. Neither will it require nn extensive search to locate such vegetable and flower seeds as are requisite to the enterprise. Prob ably nobody ever succeeded in growing any sort of a vegetable which looked as attractive as the pictures on tho seed packages and In the catalogues, but fair results are possible for honest efTorl. As Dr. Dixon shows, the experiment will not be without benefit—oven though the harvest Is not great or there is an absolute crop failure. Pennsylvania's distinguished Com missioner of Health is sowing another hind of seed all over this great State— the seed of hygienic common sense— and the harvest will bo great. So long as that war tax js confined to the proposed $1 tax on each barrel of beer it will probably have the sup port of Hobson in Congress. MANNING IN CHARGE THE new City Planning Commis sion has displayed splendid Judgment in the selection of Warren H. Manning as consult ing engineer and it is to be most sin cerely hoped that he will see his way clear to accept. The choice of Mr. Manning itvdoubly wise in that he is not only well quail ileri for the work from the standpoint of ability and experience, but 'is' al- "r' " I .111 ' -■i J■ ■ ■ «■*"• i TUESDAY EVENING, HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH APRIL 28, 1914. rendy thoroughly acquainted with the Harrisburg park system and the possi bilities of the future development of the city and Its suburbs. Mr. Manning, from the very first., has shown himself to be a man of high ideals, an artist to his finger tips, but a practical man withal, find Just, the type of engineer to do the work the city planners have been appointed to carry out. Mr. Man ning combines the all too infrequent unity of the dreamer and the doer. The planning commission is losing no time in getting in hand tho Impor tant duties entrusted to it, but every step is being well considered and the members are moving harmoniously toward tnat one desirable end—a bigger and a better Harrisburg. Notwithstanding tho differences of opinion regarding the antecedent Inci dents of tho Mexican controversy, tho people of tho United States are stand ing loyally back of President Wilson. This country is always united when it Is confronted by foes from without, and the fact that thero is a general senti ment favorable to the support of the administration In every reasoiiablo movement for tho settlement of the Mexican difficulty, even to the arbitra ment of arms, indicates the patriotism and the undivided devotion of the American people to our own institu tion and their support of the consti tuted authority at Washington. FOOD INSPECTION OFFICIALS of the Department of Health are notifying dealers in food products coming under the head of the new sanitary regu lations that they must take out licenses if they wish to continue in business. It does seem a pity that the careful, honest dealer who has kept his prod ucts clean and pure should be com pelled to pay a' license fee because others have been remiss. But there is another side to tho license require ment. While it may seem a hard ship to charge the honest man a fee in order to provide a means of de tecting the dishonest, in the end the honest man may be the gainer. Dirty, impure, carelessly prepared foods cost less to market than prod ucts of top-notch standard. The man who sells ice cream that is below the legal requirements for butter fats and is flavored with artificial syrups, for instance, can undersell the manufac turer who is making strictly first-class cream. He is an unfair competitor, and it is right here that the reputable dealer comes into his own with re gard to the payment of license. The law will compel his rival to come up to requirements and will place him in a position where he cannot palm off his inferior goods at prices slightly lower than those at which the honest merchant can afford to sell. There is a general protest througn out the country against the persistent nagging of business by the administra tion and Congress. Upon all sides are rising protests against a war not only with Mexico; but the more serious war, if possible, which is being conducted at Washington against the business in terests of the United States. We are suffering to-day from the encroachment of theorists in high plares, and while the punishment is severe we are doubt less reaping the whirlwind of our own making. LAWS SWAMPING THE PEOPLE JOHN BASSETT MOORE, the most distinguished of the'experts on in ternational law, has recently deliv ered a forceful address in which he says that tho laws are swamping the people and makes a plea for more uniformity in the legal system. Pro fessor Moore has likewise criticised tho method in this country of issuing judicial reports and decisions at the slightest pretext. Bills are introduced in the national and state legislatures in a loose and unregulated way, with little or no governmental responsibility for their presentation. This criticism from a distinguished lawyer and diplomat sounds good to tho ordinary layman who is tho suf ferer from the legal legislators who bavo filled our law-making bodies and deluged the people with statutes with out end. There could be no greater service by the Legislature of Pennsylvania than one session devoted to the repeal of laws and the revision of tho mass of legal monstrosities which covers the State as a great blanket. Pro fessor Mooro is right; the laws are swumping the people. A GOODLY HERITAGE THESE are tho days when it is well to get acquainted with your own city. Go anywhere through out Harrisburg and you will dis cover signs of improvement on every hand. Strips of green are being created along the curb lines, houses are being painted and remodeled and lawns cleared of debris of the winter; and, on top of all, the heads of the several municipal departments are getting under way for tho further betterment of the city In the way of more street paving, the repair of the streets already paved, tho creation of parks and playgrounds and the completion of the River Front and Paxton Creek projects. Surely our lines have fallen in pleasant places and wo have a goodly heritage In this beautiful city, which Is being made more and more attractive through the public spirit of our people and the vision of those citizens who are disposed to see beyond to-day and assure a comfortable future for our children and our children's children. But there is still ono more thing de manding immediate attention. We should have a Shade Tree Commission to save the trees and get the best re sults from their planting. THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY A MITCHELL PALMER and Wil liam, H. Berry continue their • defensive campaign against tho Ryan faction of the Dem ocracy in the eastern counties. De nouncing all their opponents In both parties, these men pursue their policy of attacking everybody and everything in opposition to their own little schemes of personal aggrandizement. Perhaps never before In the history of politics In Pennsylvania has there been such a mutual admiration so clety upon the stump as is now touring the State under the auspices of the re organization element of the Dem ocracy. When Palmer is not praising McCormick, McCormlck« Is praising Palmer, and Berry is eulogizing both. Just now the whole force of the re organization spellbinders is being di rected against .State Senator Farley, who has accused McCormlck of hos tility to labor in running a non-union newspaper and vetoing an ordinance during Ills term as Mayor to increase the daily wage of laborers. There is plenty of street repairing to be done along: the tracks of the elec tric railway lines in the city and the brick borders seein to be more effective than the extending of the asphalt sheet to the rails. EVENING CHAT 1 While Harrisburg people have fol lowed with great eagerness the devel opments at Vera Cruz and the manner iu which the navy has taken the place under command of Admirals Badger and Fletcher, probably not a dozen people in the whole city or roundabout know that the commodore who com manded the American ships when the first, bombardment took place in the Mexican War, almost seventy, years ago. was a man from Harrisburg. Very few people are living who recall | tho days of the Mexican War with clearness. And there are probably not many to whom the name of David I Conner means anything. Accounts of 1 the first day's fighting by the navy I off Vera Cruz, back in March. 1 847, show that the navy paved the way for Scott's men and that it kept the forts of the seaport busy while the army'was busy effecting its landing near the city and preparing for the investment which resulted in tho city falling into the hands of the famous general in short order. The commo dore commanding the American ships in the bombardment was David Con ner and the records state that he was a native of Harrisburg, Pa. The com modore lived to be commandant of the Philadelphia navy yard and died while serving at that post on March 20, 1856. Old directories and records state that a conner family liver here back in the very early years. Beyond that no one appears to know much of them. David Conner is said by the only biography of him obtainable to have been born in Harrisburg about 1792 and entered the navy in January, 1809. He probably went In as a "middy," and it is noted that he was an acting lieutenant on the famous sloop Hornet when it vanquished the Peacock in the War of 1812. In the action of the Hornet and the Penguin he was badly wounded, but remained in action and was voted the thanks of Congress and a sword. He was in active service thorughout the war and became a commander in 1825 and a captain ten years later. It is stated that he was in command of the Amer ican fleet off the east coast of Mexico during the war and one history tells how he got into his small boat and su perintended the debarkation of Scott's army to take Vera Cruz. He did not stay on the flagship, but went down among the small boats and ran the whole business. He directed the bom bardment of the fortress at Vera Cruz and it is recorded that he took Tam pico, then a considerable port, the November of the year before he bore such a prominent part in the reduc tion of Vera Cruz. Throughout the war he was a tower of strength in the navy and \vas frequently mentioned in dispatches. Residents of this city who read with interest last night that Lieutenaut Commander Ned Kalbfus had beeh named to take charge of the quarter master's stores at Vera Cruz, will be pleased to learn that another Har risburger has been named to impor tant work in the Isthmus. Samuel G. Shearer, son of J. L. Shearer, a well known merchant, has just been ap pointed superintendent of the big re pair shops at Balboa at the Pacific end of the great canal. He has been on tho isthmus from the time tho work started and his work in the shops was so notable that lie received permanent appointment with the big shops under his charge. He will have charge of all ship repairs as well as the main tenance work, requiring repairs on the canal proper. It Is a place of much responsibility, and Mr. Shearer, who has had wide experience in this State and at Panama, has shown that he can undertake it. Early as is the season for auto mobilejtraveling and poor as are many of the roads before the repairs are made, there are a number of people traveling and the runs to and from Gettysburg appear to be as popular as ever. Yesterday half a dozen cars came to tho city for brief stops on the way from the battlefield and a number of inquiries have bfeen made here as to hotel accommodations by people who expect to make trips. Real Spring has certainly arrived. All one needs to do is to go 'to tile river front any evening- The mannei in which every bench is occupied shows conclusively that the time for observing: the Susquehanna after dark or "spooning," as some very carelessly call it, is in our midst. Last evening there was not a bench to be had be tween 7 and 9. Sunday night, in spite of the cool breeze, was worse. 1 WELL KNOWN PEOPLE 1 —Harvey A. Gross, district attorney of York county, is after the slot ma chines vigorously. lie is' well-known here. —K. H. Harris, burgess of Tamaqua, who has been attacked In proceedings to oust him, is a newspaperman and somewhat noted as a scrapper. —Billy Sunday has been invited to start a series of meetings in Phila delphia. —William J. Jacobs is being spoken of us Dr. Brumbaugh's successor in the Philadelphia schools superintend ency. —Colonel Daniel Nagle, Pottsville's Mexican War veteran, says he is ready to enlist again. He's 87. liorervi, HESITATION [From the New York Sun.] • War is not a process o great delibera tion or delay. Action Is what counts and the quicker the action the more likely It Is to succeed. One of the first canons of the art is to strike the enemy before he is prepared, to attack when and where attack is leaift expected. The rules of the game apply to the beginning just as cogently as to tile middle or end. It is fatuous when war has begun to linger Ovor the ques tion of whether it is war or a dress parade. While one adversary waßtes the time In hopeful hesitation the other Is apt to tear up tracks, blow up bridges, throw up earthworks, concen trate forces, organize defensive lines which It may take many months and many lives to storm. What aipity we had not a brigade or two ready to land at Vera Cruz within a day after the city was taken. It might have followed hotfoot after General Maas and driven him from the line of the railway to Mexico City. Now he will retreat at leisure, destroy ing the line as he goes. It is time that the situation were put In the hands of the soldiers. AN EVENING THOUGHT • Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.- Gal. 6; 7. MICHINE GETS IN TROUBLE IGI Selection of Poor Board Physician at ElizabethviUe Stirs Up Botheration MARTYN'S APPOINTMENT No One Appears to Understand Why It Did Not Go to Dr. Calvin Stroup Democrats who have been observing matters in the upper end of Dauphin county declare that the machine Is duo for a jolt in the Lykens Valley at tho coming primary in spite of the holding back of the Wllllamstown and other post, offices In the hope of keep ing men in lino for the gangsters tick et. The Wllllamstown row threatens to break out at any moment and there is also trouble brewing at Eilzabeth ville. The Elizabethvlile soro spot is because of the effort to play politics with the appointment of physician by the poor directors. It wa.s generally expected that Dr. Calvin Stroup, who had served as physician in tho Berrys burg district and who was once post master of ElizabethviUe, would be named for the place. Dr. Stroup was Democratic leader iu the town and to the amazement of everyone Dr. C. S. Martyn, a Bull Mooser, was given the position. Martyn is hand in glove with one of the factions of the Washington party and it is thought that he was counted upon to lead some of the Roosevelt men Into the machine ranks. The fact that he did not accomplish much at the en rollment and that Dr. J. 11. Kreider, ex-county chairman, has been up to see him, has caused some Democrats to wonder why he was picked. Stroup's friends are strong and resent Martyn's selection. A good bit of amusement was creat ed here last night by the triumphant announcement from Philadelphia that Elmer E. Greenawalt, of Lancaster, had been confirmed as Greenawalt commissioner of 1m- Lands in Fat migration for Phila- Federal Job delphla. Greenawa 11 has been seeking pub lic oce for some time and lately align ed himself with the machine. He was beaten for member of the House from Lancaster city and for Congress-at large, but has been so noisy that the machine had to take care of him. His confirmation has been held up for months and it is whispered that he threatened to make a row unless he got the job before the primaries. He lands a fine fat federal job and need not worry much about the market bas ket for a while. The question as to whether the Pro gressives or the Republicans are en titled to the appointment of registrars • in the city of Pottsville led to a sensational Brumm Goes episode at the opening Off Bench of the argument, when After Row Senator Snyder, coun sel for the commission ers, objected to Judge Brumm sitting with Judges Bechtel and Koch in hearing the. case. Sny der said that as Brumm was a candi date for a Washington party nomina tion, and his name would be on the ticket, he thought Brumm disqualified. Judges Bechtel and Koch declared that this was a question they would not decide, and that it was up to Judge Brumm himself to say what he would do. Judge Brumm then called for a stenographer and dictated a statement in which ho declared his candidacy was in no way affected by the question at issue, which was simply as to which political party is entitled to name the registrars. "But as the question has now been raised by Sny der, I will retire from the case," de clared the judge, who thereupon left the bench and allowed the two re maining judges to hear tho argu ment. The candidacy of Senator Boies Penrose for re-election to the Senate received a strong impetus at the din ner of the Americus Club, the leading Re publican organizati on Penrose In Western Pennsylva- Given Big nia, in Pittsburgh last Greeting night. When presented l>y ex-Mayor William A. Magee, the toastmastor, the diners to the number of more than five hun dred arose and accorded the Senator the most enthusiastic greeting he has ever received in Pittsburgh. When re ferred to by other speakers as the Re publican leader in the United States Senate who had rendered a remark able service for Pennsylvania and tho country, Senator Penrose was wildly cheered as a candidate who was cer tain to bo re-elected. The war among the Democrats over tho control of the machine went on vigorously yesterday. McCormlck and Palmer talked in vari ous parts of Delaware Warring and adjoining counties, Democrats with assltance of Wll- GolngHard liam 11. Berry and the usual stuff about purity in politics of other parties was talked. In Philadelphia Dr. S. P. Shull made a bitter attack On Palmer, In the course of which the Democratic harmony was emphasized by references to Palmer us the "prince of liars, the king of in grates and the biggest fourflusher that ever came down the pike." Ryan also spoke In his gentle way about his antagonist!). To-day Ryan is speeding to Lehigh county and the McCormick caravan Is touring Lancaster county in automo biles. IN HARRISBURG FIFTY YEARS AGO TO-DAY [From the Telegraph, April 28, 1864.] NUTT DIES The $30,000 Nutt. who was exhibited in this city some time since, died in Buffalo a day or two ago. SPRINKLER ON THE JOB The sprinkler appeared on our streets to-day. to the gratification of those who have their "eyes shut up" by the dust. 1 EDITORIAL COMMENT! I*arairraphera' Lt|l Top 'Em All [From the Toledo Blade.] Our notion of nothing to become hys terical over Is the statement that Eng lish legs are longer than French legs. With One Hand Tied Behind 'Em [From the Houston Past.] We fancy our Mexican policy ha* now reached the stage where Huerta and Villa would be willing to give us odds that they can lick the United States. Shrewd More by Professor Taft TFrom the Chicago News.] Professor Taft could not have select ed a better time not to President, [ OUR DAILY LAUGH ) ONLV' IT THE COURAGB COME OITS HALF Arthur—Do you Harold l've believe in love at half a mind to first sight? kiss you. Caroline (38) Mazle ls the I believe in any other half out of kind of love. commission? WALKING THE RIGHT BABY X hear he has How early does T. D. attached to a baby walk? his cane. Doesn't Up to about 6 he mean AI. D. or p. in. They make p. ]•>.? their parents do Oh no, he's It for them after taken his degree that. in his tango «our se. THAT ALONE, GROUND WOULDN'T DO LOCATED "I don't know anything about He On what baseball." ground did you "Well, you will get a divorce? have to have some She—Reno, I be other quallfica- lieve. tions, in order to get a job as um pire." ON ISLAND PARK By Wlic Dinger It won't be long till baseball Begins at Island Park, And to the cheering of the fans We soon again will hark. And every firm with property Located thereabout Will find It kept much better than the rest of year throughout. The telegraph and phone men. The boss and lineman, too, Will frequently inspect the lines, For work there is to do. The traction company lines that Across the island run Will be inspected regularly And kept A number one. I wouldn't be sfirprlsed if Reporters, too, would choose The island, where the crowds are, For crowds, you know, mean news. But what annoys me greatly Is that I cannot see What good excuse I could have To on the Island be. I pouticaiTsideughts I —Some of tho Democratic orators who are talking about "purging" Cap itol Hill might start in on the Demo cratic State committee to demonstrate their proficiency as well as sincerity. —Mr. Berry is now admitting that McCormlck did not support Bryan in 1 896. Pretty soon we will hear from . Palmer about it. —One of the orators of tho Demo cratic machine yesterday referred to McCormick as the man who swept the snakes and cobwebs out of the Demo ; cratic party* He must, have over i looked Market Square's Stato head • quarters. —State Chairman Morris' statement that thi* Democratic party must be ! kept so clean that people will be at ; tracted to it is refreshing. Maybe he • means to do some Spring houseclean lng. , —The trouble with tho Democratic machine la that it has adopted every thing that it used to denounce in other i parties, and thinks that by calling them new names or keeping quiet that tho people will not get next. , —The wiso man will see that he is properly registered to-morrow, i —Tho Palmer-McCormick League had a burlesque last night. It hit its level. —lt took quite a long time to put over Grcenawalt's confirmation. —Dick Hancock deserves that Wil liamstown post, office after that earn est letter printed in the Patriot to day. —Doc Dougherty was mentioned in the court gazette yesterday morning. —lt is said that Herr Moeslein is pained to find that many Democrats decline to take his aspirations to the Democratic 'State committee seri ously. —When one considers the activities of Wilson Bailey and the post ofli< e •camials the nerve of the Democratic machine candidates in talking about purity rises to heights sublime. —McCormick appears to be as ob livious of what has been going on in the name of the State committee as he was of the corruption in his mayor alty election. —There are Indications that a Mc- Cormlck campaign banner Is to be raised in Market street. Wilson Bailey will not figure on it. —To-morrow is registration day. —Magistrate Belcher is said to be slated for the Philadelphia mint su pcrlntendenoy, llosklns loses again. —Ryanitcs are following up Mc- Cormick all over Philadelphia and holding bigger meetings. The war goes on merrilyj 1 PATENT YOUR IPEAsI And maka I • l "° ,o " •«* book m " " . pSJ -HOW TO GET THEM" money i hmiiMta.AkMiM I Ajvici ran:'* Y ~ Wl*. » N*t 1, inhl 'wowSSr*" JOSHUA R. H. POTTS 111 CHESTNUT ST. PHILADELPHIA |gos C it. TMUH<M. D.C. 8 S. D»«rbora St., CUnt« ■BiMotimiii raa SHIRTS SIDES ft SIDES STEAMSHIPS STEAMSHIPS "ARCADIAN "to EUROPE I k TWIN SCREW. 9,000 Ton# R«| 14.120 Oiftp. ror N O RWAY fl IK Suite* da LuU with Private Baths. Swimming ( Summer Cruise • JH ISlkPod, Gymnasium. Orchtstra and Other Features. A Beds Throughout IffDlW No Btrths SOUTHAMPTON! llllr SatSs- *75 fbom II& Maw 9 jtvmJlllllill NEWYORK HAY 6 |f\ ■ „ f NoBtPMUOA llfi® ( "THE BALMY SOUTHERN ROUTE" d I I , The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company II II II N K SAiMIKKSOS & General Aicenta, 23 State | II II n St.. New York, or P. Lome llunimcll, 103 1 I! |l TV Market Street, Harrlaburg;. ' II 31 I I | [From the Telegraph. April 28, 1804.] TRY TO DESTROY FRIGATE New York. April 28.—-An unsuccess ful attempt was made on the 18th to destroy the, frigate Wabash at Charles ton by a rebel torpedo boat. REBELS ATTACK PICKETS Cincinnati, Wednesday, April 27. —A special dispatch to the Gazette, from Chattanooga, says on tho 23rd the rebels attacked our pickets near Nlcki- Jack Gap, killing five, wounding seven and capturing nineteen. Some of our men were killed after surrending and several of the wounded were cruelly butchered as they lay on the field. I linERSTOTHEEDITOR I ATTENTION, CONSTANT READER To the Editor of The Telegraph: Dear Sir:—l read in this morning's Patriot a letter by "Constant Reader" replying to mine published in the Tele graph, in which I commented on Vance C. McCormick's self-assigned credit for Harrisburg's municipal im provements. which appeared in a four page circular printed in his own per sonally conducted newspaper office, and written with such egotistic gusto as to be worthy of his own dictation. "Constant Reader" confesses to a residence in Harrisburg of three years, more or les«, and an unfamiliarity with the conditions surrounding Har risburg's improvements, other than what he has heard from certain of his neighbors from time to time. For his enlightenment, as well as that of his friends, I might say that some thir teen years back, a number of promi nent men, interested in Harrisburg's future inaugurated a campaign for public improvements. This campaign resulted in a large loan bill for such purposes going before the voters oS this community at the same time they were called upon to elect a Mayor. Some of tho men who had fathered the improvement and betterment of Harrisburg, after receiving McCor mick's assurance of his support of the improvements, favored his election as Mayor, and through their efforts, to gether with the $30,000 or more of McCormick money which is said to have changed hands at the time, Vance C. McCormlck was elected as the puppet on the stick. Now, in the widely distributed cir- I QfWcru^- fy-OVxdksv\c^ - AAnrvvcm (Vwc) <vv oLJ |S aayyVv 'vb | » /& / wV|A; 7 <3 THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO. Teltphone or call at any offic* for ratei. The Oxford Season Is Here Jerauld Oxfords arc deservedly popular with men who demand the better sort of footwear because they are made not only to look and fit well, but to render satisfactory service. < Our new Spring lines of Oxfords embrace all tlie fashionable new lasts in a broad and pleasing variety— and in width that will fit any normal foot. They come in Dull, Patent, Russet and White with either leather or rubber soles and in straight lace, blucher or button styles. The new shades of "Nut Brown" are very popular this season. Call and see them, $3 to $8 JERAULD SHOE CO. 310 Market Street Harrisburg cular to which reference lm* been made, McCormick takes upon himself full credit for Improvements that have been going on for the past ten or twelve years sinco ho lias been out of office, supplementing his story with a number of "before and after" illus trations to show the effect of "his" great work. All this notwithstanding that during bis brief tenure in office not more than the surface of the con templated improvement work had been scratched. What would "Constant Reader" say if he were told that this same Vance C. McCormick who claims credit for many Improvements begun since his term In office espied—who secured tho co-operation of influential men in his election through his professed hearty sympathy In, and assured sup port of the improvements covered by the loan bill—what would "Constant Header" say If he were told that this same Vance C. McCormick had issued orders prior to. !iis election us Mayor, that his candidacy should not be too closely linked with the improvement loan, because he was doubtful if it would be passed by tho voters, and ho didn't want to go down with it. Yet that is said to be the case, a political move for the furtherance of one's ambitions by which Penrose (to whom "Constant Reader" refers) might well profit, if he be as crooked in politics as Vance C. McCormick and his po litical kin infer. ALLISON HILL. April 25, 1914. PRAISE HOSPITAL AID To the Editor of The Telegraph: Having returned home March 2, after a stay of three months after a serious operation at the Harrlsburg Hospital, and being to date much im proved, at this time I want to thank my many kind friends in and out of the city for continued kindness during my illness. It was a great blessing to me at'that critical time. The Woman's Aid Society of the hospital is some thing that every one should know as to its beneficent influence und cheer to the many suffering patients by their presence and kind words from day to day. Much praise to them and to all the officials in the hospital, serene in knowledge and ready to do their full duty to suffering humanity. This In dispensable institution deserves the hearty support and co-operation of the public in general. With gratitude I will surely ever appreciate. AVitlj great respect. Very truly, I JOHN Q. ADAMS, .(Jt 102 Cherry street.