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WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL. 29
THE United States Steel Corpora
tion's first quarter shows a de
ficit of $6,289,644.
The first three months of 1914
show net earnings $16,500,000 less
than the first quarter of last year.
For the six months ending March
31, 1914, the corporation showed a to
tal deficit of $7,291,948.
These are probably some of the
"beneficial effects" we were told would
follow the enactment of the Demo
cratic tariff law and the business tin
kering of the Wilson administration.
We hope the Government's fight to
reduce butter prices by eliminating the
Elgin board will be more successful
than Its effort to cut gasoline costs by
disbanding the Standard Oil Company.
DEATH OF GEORGE F. BAER
WITH modest services, as he
would have desired, George F.
Baer, president of the Reading
railroad system, was laid at
rest in his beloved Reading to-day.
One of the great pillars of Ameri
can railroad development has fallen
and the life work of Mr. Baer will be
more largely appreciated as his
achievements are better understood.
His courage and high sense of duty
were prominent characteristics of the
man. He never hesitated to do the
thing which he believed to be right
and all the scoffing and of
his critics never once swerved him
from the path of duty which he had
marked out for himself. His death is
n distinct loss to the creative and con
structive activities of Pennsylvania.
The Wilson administration alone lias
discovered that Villa is a statesman
and a patriot. It must be grand to have
such unusual powers of discernment.
AX INTERPRETED SPEECH
THE speeches Congressman A.
Mitchell Palmer has been mak
ing throughout the State re
cently are quite in keeping
with his reputation as a friend of
business and industry. Mr. Palmer's
only fault is that he is inclined at
times to be a bit involved and for
that reason we supply here a lib
eral translation of the recondite and
pleasing advice he is handing out to
"Friends and fellow citizens, I am'
here to urge you to rise above a sor
did regard for the pay envelope. Wo
have higher and nobler duties to per
form. We have a President in Wash
ington who has decreed that I shall lie
United States Senator and that Vance
McCormick shall be (lie people's
choice as Governor. Arc we in this
hour of peril going to refuse to sup
port the chief of our army and navy?
I hear the eagle screaming, 'No!' I
scream, 'No!' Mr. McCormick screams,
•No!' Down with the traitors and
knaves who would trample the Stars
Rnd Stripes under foot by violating
the express order of President Wilson
that Mr. McCormick and I shall be
"We hear an awful lot about the
tariff nowadays and some of you fel
lows are kicking because the cost of
living is higher than you think it
ought to be. What do you expect
anyway? Can't you allow anything
for political license? Did you think
we were simply reciting cold facts
when we told you that the Underwood
law would bring down prices and put
fillet mignon and automobiles within
the reach of every pocketbook?
Surely, you must understand that
when a politician is advocating any
given measure, he has to lay it on
thick. Personally, I think that prices
have been reduced in many instances.
Take eggs and butter for example.
Why since the cows have been turned
out to pasture and the snows have dis
appeared from the chicken yards,
these staples of food are a great deal
cheaper than they were last January.
But are you grateful to the Under
wood tariff for this? No! You af
fect a profound skepticism, declaring
that 'eggs and butter would have been
cheaper anyway.' I ask you to prove
it. Prove it, I say!
"Now as to business. You have
been very unjust with the Democratic
party in this respect. A year ago
when we were advocating the passage
of the Underwood tariff law, you
made us prove that it would result In
heavy importations of foreign goods
which would bring down the prices
of local manufactured products. No
sooner does that prophecy come true,
than you force us to turn around and
run the other way, merely because
these importations, by taking the place
of goods made at home, throw a few
people out of work. Very well, we
accept your challenge. If you want
us to prove that the tariff isn't bring
ing in any foreign-made goods, we'll
do that, too.
"Somebody has complained to me
because I said that I would support
the Underwood law even though I
knew it would Injure the Industries
of my own district more seriously
than those of some other districts in
the State. Do these people think 1
am in Congress for my health, I won
der? Do they suppose that I could
now bo the divinely-inspired candi
date for United States Senator if I had
had the gall to oppose the Underwood
law? Have m.v constituents no pride
in the glory reflected upon them by
my advanced and advancing position
in national politics?
"And why are those fellows at
Bethlehem hollering simply because
they are getting sls in their pay en
velopes, whereas they used to get $25?
Isn't butter cheaper? Aren't eggs
cheaper? Haven't the railroads prof
ited immensely by steel brought into
this country much cheaper than we
can make it at Bethlehem?
"I regret more than I can tell you
the public's lack of conception of the
true situation in American politics.
What we want to do is to forget our
pay envelopes and back up that splen
did ruler in Washington who is en
deavoring to rid this country of po
litical bosses. We want to wipe out
the last vestiges of 'Penrose and Pen
roseism' by rising up in our might
against the gang that is trying to de
lude the voters of the Republican
party by giving them two Senatorial
candidates to vote for. This two can
didate business makes me tired. The
popular primaries are a snare and a
delusion. Don't I know —I mean—
you ought to know.
"And now, ladies and gentlemen, I
close with the assurance that I would
rather see my little friend, Vance Mc-
Cormick, elected Governor than be
elected myself. I say that, not be
cause I mean it, but because it sounds
well. Also, I feel sure that you won't
dare to go against Wilson. If I can
make Vance king in Harrisburg and
keep my hold in Washington, we'll
raise—well, we'll create a heavenly
condition in Pennsylvania such as
never prevailed there before. Down
with the bosses! 1 thank you."
There is much perturbation in the
camp of a certain Democratic candidate
for Governor over an expose of his
record respecting the compensation of
the working man by a State Senator of
his own party. This statement is char
acterized as a "contemptible falsehood"
and threadbare political trick. If it
be misrepresentation and abuse and a
political trick, then the candidate in
question must realize how other can
didates feel when they are likewise
misrepresented and lied about. It mat
ters a great deal whose ox is gored.
AXENT THE "SPRING TOXIC"
F the present trend keeps up the
I drug store may have to go out of
business. l,ast week Harrisburg
physicians were told by Dr. J.
Madison Taylor, of Temple University,
that medicine Is not necessary for the
cure of many diseases, and that he
accomplishes marvels by manipula
tion and mechanical devices. Now
comes that conservative publication,
the Journal of the American Medical
Association, hitting in knockout fash
ion at our old friend, the "Spring
"The best Spring tonics," says the
Journal, "are the gifts of a beneficent
Nature, A full breath of fresh Spring
air, a brisk walk along a grass-grown
road, a plunge into the cool water of
the old swimming-hole—if the water
is pure and cold—or the morning
shower If in the city, fresh green food,
or the pursuit after a bounding golf
ball over a springy course —those are
real invigorators, true tonics."
But what's a fellow to do after he
has pulled the tacks and hammered
'em in again, carried -1,000 pounds of
carpet downstairs and up again,
beaten out 100 pounds of dust, and
swallowed most of it, dined off the
kitchen sink for a week on odds and
ends at which the family cat would
sniff in disdain, and tried to keep his
peace with a wife entertaining a
housecleaning temper? What, we re
peat, would the Journal proscribe in a
case like this? A quick reply would
be appreciated. We are personally
Villa is a man without an office try
ing to get one. May be that's the rea
son Bryan sympathizes with him.
THAT VACATION FUXD
ABOUT the middle of July the
annual vacation epidemic will
be in full swing in its most vio-
lent form. About that time
the call of the mountain or the seaside
becomes well nigh Irresistible. Sp
strong will be the desire that many
of us will be willing to Btake the price
of next Fall's coal supply against the
risk of being able to pay back a loan
of sufficient size to meet the very real
need of the moment.
This call from work to play is not
to be discouraged. It is only nature
voicing her demand for that change
of occupation which for most of us
constitutes all the rest we really need.
The evil lies not in "cutting work"
but in mortgaging our income to pro
vide the funds without which "vaca
tion" is small fun.
There Is a way to avoid this. Sys
tematic saving, a trifle every day, will
accomplish the end. Nothing grows so
rapidly as money at interest and a
savings bank account from now until
the middle of July, added to at the
end of every week, will be surprisingly
large. With such a foundation vaca
tioning is real fun. But a trip to for
pst or beach made on borrowed money
Is apt to leave a very bad taste in the
mouth and there is small amusement
In "paying for a dead horse,"
1 EVENING CHAT I
Susquehanna rivermen and people
interested in fishing are awaiting
eagerly the reports from the McCall's
Kerry dam about shad. The late
Spring, the heavy snows and the gen
eral weather conditions have caused
the water In the wide branching river
to be so cold that people familiar with
the habits of the great food lish say
that they will never attempt to come
up the stream until the sun's rays
warm up the waters. The shnd we
have been getting come from around
Ptrryvillo and Havre de Grace, where
the Susquehanna enters the Chesa
peake Hay, and while they are styled
Susquehanna and have that delicious
flavor wljich everyone appreciates they
are not yet, strictly speaking, Sus
quehanna shad. In the language of
one of the men who has followed the
river and its tiny denizens for years,
"a Susquehanna ain't a Susquehanna
until it gets up between York and
Lancaster counties an' takes creek
water 'tween its gills." Down at the
great dam at McCall's Kerry, where
thousands of dollars have been ex
ponded on a fishway which It is fondly
hoped will enable lish to get up as well
as down, they are keeping daily tab on
the lish going through, and while there
is plenty of water reported it is de
clared to be so cold that no self-
I respecting shad will attempt it. A
I good many people are skeptical about
the fishway and the people who built
ii admit that it is an experiment, but
they think that they have solved the
problem and that we will yet catch
the shad off McCorinick's Island and
"I've spent more pleasant hours in
Harrisburg than on this visit," said
Senator Boies Penrose to-day. The
Senator came here late yesterday aft
ernoon and was suffering with a severe
toothache when he arrived. He went
to a dentist's office at once and was
back again this morning. The Sena
tor's trouble was a cavity at the base
of a tooth.
George F. Baer, the Reading presi
dent, who was burled to-day, was the
man responsible for the development
of the Heading in this city. When he
took charge oif the company this city
was a sort of way station, and realizing
the traffic to be handled, Mr. Baer
promptly started to get a new station
and simultaneously worked out the
system of handling trains so that the
great and growing freight traffic could
be handled easily. In fact, every de
velopment of the Reading worth while
here came while he was president, and
in each case he personally passed upon
it, using his knowledge of Harrisburg
in disposing of it.
The campaign button season is on
and the number and variety of buttons
being displayed is rather startling.
Some of the candidates appear to have
the idea that a name is all that Is
needed, but there are others who are
using their photographs. Some of the
buttons are very attractively gotten up
and display their wearer's political
affiliations to a nicety. But the funny
thing about it is that most of those
worn are shown on the coat lapels of
The clearing out of the ruins of the
Aughinbaugh Press is a thing of joy
to the youngsters living in the neigh
borhood and even to school children.
They attack the big pile of papers
every day on the way to and from
school and quantities of the paper are
carted off for "scribbling." Most of
the papers are of no earthly use and
if a kid can find a piece which has
been charred in the lire the value of
It. goes up Immensely. A good bit of
school work has been done on paper
retrieved from the lire.
( WELL KNOWN PEOPLE 1
—Ex-Attorney General W. U. Hen
sel is home from a trip to Europe.
—Alfred Webber, well known here,
has been elected president of the Al
lentown Firemen's Union.
—Mrs. Samuel Sample, president of
the State Federation of Women's
Clubs, visited Philadelphia bakeshops
to see how they are run.
—Professor R. F. Fernauld, of the
University of Pennsylvania, and who
has handled work for the Public Ser
vice Commission, has been appointed
a consulting engineer by Secretary
By Wing Dinger
A married couple asked me
To dine with them last week,
When hub got off a good one,
'Bout which I'd like to speak.
Housecleaning was in order.
In the corner rugs were piled,
And hubby seeing them, to wife
Thus spoke in manner mild;
"Those rugs were there this morning,
When to work I went away.
Please tell me why you women
Didn't clean them up to-day?"
And wifey answered sharply,
"Why what is wrong with you,
Why don't you go and beat them?
It's work that you should do."
Then hubby said: "Dear wifey,
i think that J-ou're quite right,
But I work day-time and a rug
Should not be beat at night."
"J don't see why," said wifey,
(Anil now's the time to rlapi
"Because, my dear," said hubby,
"You see it spoils the nap."
POLITICAL SIDELIGHTS I
—lt may be the Palmer-McCormick
League, but McCormlck's name is first
on that banner hung in Market street.
—There was not so much said about
the State government needing a clean
ing in Lancaster county by the ma
chine candidate yesterday. s Folks in
that county know about the York-
Adams post, offices.
—State Chairman Morris does not
appear to think Capitol Hill is as full
of crooks as Congressman Palmer.
Perhaps he takes more care of the
—Speaking of banners, that affair
in Market street is not only a work of
art, but notable for its display of local
pride in putting McCormlck's name
ahead of Palmer.
—No, anxious Inquirer, we are in
formed the portraits on the Pa-Mc
League banner were not made with a
—The McCormlck-Palmer caravan
will invade Allentown Friday to over
come the Ryan meeting last night.
—According to some the counting
machine for attendance at the Pa-Mc
League rings three each time one per
—Dimmick s In Schuylkill county
—Montgomery Democrats have a
cheerful war for control under way.
—Lewis and Pinchot are speaking
from the same platform in Philadel
phia. Brumm will start a series of his
own meetings In that city on Monday
—Joe Mowiey has heen confirmed
as marshal for Pittsburgh and C. S.
Duncan as postmaster of Gettysburg.
—The Lancaster county Democrats
apparently were too busy with plough
ing and Internal warfare to pay much
attention to the automobile caravan
—Jim Biakslee is said to be threat
ening another speech.
—Palmer will join the McCormlek
caravan at Lancaster, to-nijeht.
—Not much about that enrollment is
said In the court gazette this morning.
HAfUUBBURG tifSjjft) TELEGRAPH
Not Many Names Were Entered in
the Early Houri, Said the
BANNER CAUSES MIRTH
The Pa-Mc Leaguers Make a Dis
play in Market. Street to
Offset the Ryanites
Judging from the returns made by
registrars in the precincts of the city,
registration will be as light as is usual
in the Spring. In some of the districts
very few had reported as registering
up to noon, and it is the general opin
ion that most of the entering of names
will take place this evening.
However, it was reported from sev
eral districts, especially from Allison
Hill and uptown, that a number of
men had changed their enrollment to
Republican and that the number of
Democrats putting down names was
small. The Democratic committee
members sjaid that tliey expected a
jump owing to the interest in the
party's contests and especially the bat
tle between the factions in this county.
The Dauphin county enrollment in
the Second district, published last
night, put an awful damper on the
machinists at the Democratic State
windmill and at the Pa-Mc League
Last evening word came to the city
that the Second Blair district, which
is Blair county outside of Altoona,
had shown an enrollment of 7,218 Re
publicans and but 2,601 Democrats,
the Washington strength beinc only
885. This caused many of the leaguers
to go home to bed.
The warring Democrats throughout
the State are commencing to turn from
the orators to the tights between the
factions for control of
the State machine. In
Democrats almost evcrv county in
Warring; the State fight* have
All Over developed for election
of members of the
county and city commit
tees among the Democrats in addition
to the struggles being waged for the
election of State committeemen. The
machlnsts at the Windmill say it is a
good sign, although they admit that
the tights will leave scars. Last night
Ryan scored his rivals' bitterly at Al
lentown, receiving a notable greeting.
McCormick toured lower Lancaster
county's agricultural districts, encoun
tering slight frosts, but getting good
views of men working in the fields.
The Schuylkill County Court yester
day ruled against the Washington
party in the mandamus proceedings
brought to compel
the County Com
missioners to give Bull Moosers
the Progressives Lose Out In
registrars in Potts- Schuylkill
ville. Although the
carried Pottsviile in 191 a, the court
stateed that the registrars are to be
appointed in June of every presiden
If this had been done in 1912 the
registrars would have been Republi
cans and Democrats, and it is held
that the present appointments are onlv
to fill vacancies until 1916. Court
ruled that the Progressives will be en
titled to appointments in June, 1916.
Pottsviile became a city last Decem
Immediately after the decision was
made the commissioners appointed
The banner displayed in Market
street by the Palmer-McCormick
League late yesterday afternoon ex
cited mingled feel
ings among the
Democrats. Those I'a-Mc Leaguers'
connected with the Manner Causes
Ryan faction asked Smiles and Woo
who was portrayed
on the banner and
if tho men whose likenesses were
shown were not feeling well on the
days when they were painted. The
Pa-Mc leaguers were dismayed at the
list made of it by the New York firm
which was given the job. The banner
hangs in such position that it can be
seen in all its pristine beauty from the
entrance to the Harrisburg bridge or
the Central Democratic Club, but ono
looking at it from the railroads oi
coming up Market street sees an
nouncement of the name of the league
and the pictures. The rest of the
banner is blotted out by the canvas
hung at Market and Court streets
which announces: "For Governor,
Michael J. Ryan."
According to accounts, some of th«
members of the Central Democratic
Club are not very well pleased at the
suggestion that the
Pa-Mc League should
Permanent be made a permanent
l.eague is organization. In the
Not Favored irst place they say they
are not so sure that
there will be any earthly
reason why the league should exist
after May lit and that after the pri
maries everyone should unite and
make the clubrooms so attractive that
men who did not pay much attention
to them prior to this campaign will bo
regular visitors. The Pn-Mc I.eaguo
has been given quarters at Market
street and the Square and the enter
tainments have been so well attended
that some people are wondering why
the sessions could not have been held
in the clubrooms.
IN HARRISBURG FIFTY
YEARS AGO TO-DAY
.From the Telegraph. April 29, 1864.]
TO REPLANK BRIDGES
The Market street canal bridge will
be replanked on Monday next. Tho
public are therefore notified, that
aforesaid bridge cannot be used on
TO SELL HORSES
Sales of condemned government
horses will be held at various points
in this State, commencing with New
port, Thursday, May 5.
HOOT AND LODGE
[From the Philadelphia Public Ledger.]
If it be a crime for a Senator to
evince In the performance of his
duties statesmanship of a high order
together with a comprehensive grasp of
the situation, shorn of its more trivial
details, then Senators Lodge and Root
Indeed deserve condemnation. The
strange thing Is that their sentiments
are endorsed by thousands of Ameri
cans who feel that they can heartily
support the administration without
shutting their eyes.
UUMtvAimnu wmm 1
SIDES * SIDES
, » - L.
I OUR DAILY LAUGH Ij
To ev'ry young
"Which can I get
The best the
onion or the
This is the season
of the year
W hen hope
And every league
must go, we
Without a tail
A NICE POINT
A plain and
Does fishing make
a man a
Do only liars
'Tls well to wear
Of Paris rut and
But wear it when
If you've any
\\ title other blows
we learn to
Old Pate steps
in to cause
It makes the girl
we'd like to
The one who
. will not j
Why looks the
man so pale
Why does he
To Spring he
He took his
AN EVENING THOUGHT
Fortune befriends the bold.—
tYou are one I
of the steadily j|J|
increasing majority in Harris
burg to whom the remarkable growth
V*"" •of st °r e is of vast importance.
Our success is not to be measured by any in
crease in dollars and cents made, nor from the
standpoint of added financial strength. The
winning of first place in our particular field
through carrying out the ideas of fair dealing—the ideals of
quality and service which you would put into this business
' were it in your hands, is the big thing that merits your
We feel confident that the loyal patronage
which you have and are giving is but a dem
onstration of your approval, an urgent invitation
to us to keep steadily on along our present path—And
we're going to do it by giving you better values in cloth
ing then ever before.
sls S2O $25 S3O
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304 Market Street Harrisburg, Pa.
APRIL 29, 1914.
The Journal of Education, published
at. Boston and one of the big educa
tional Journals of the country, pub
lishes the following editorial in re
gard to the conspicuous fitness of Dr.
Brumbaugh for the gubernatorial
chair. The Journal says:
"Doctor Martin G. Brumbaugh is
one of the most conspicuous figures
who has entered a civic and political
contest in the United States In a quar
ter of a century.
"Prom Maine to California no man
is a candidate for any office this year,
except in cases of re-election as with
Johnson of California and Ferris of
Michigan, who is in the same class
with Doctor Brumbaugh, and no one
thought of in Pennsylvania is to be
mentioned in the s&me breath. N'o
other man who will be thought of as
a candidate, has addressed so many
of the citizens of Pensyivania, no oth
er has spoken upon so wide a range
of social, civic and economic prob
lems, and no one knows these prob
lems more intelligently, thinks upon
them more clearly, deals with them
more masterly, or feels their import
ance more sympathetically.
"Dr. Brumbaugh's leadership is of
all classes of people as is that of no
purely political, commercial, reli
gious, or professional man. , EVery-J
where and by everyone who knows
him, or knows of him, he is esteemed
for his personal character, scholarly
attainments, platform power, devotion
to principle, activity in all movements
looking toward human betterment in
Industrial, social and civic relations,
In serenity of poise, in falrnes of
judgment, and in loyalty without sub
"In education Doctor Brumbaugh
has been conspicuous as a leader for
a quarter of a century, not alone in
Pennsylvania but in national councils.
He has long held one of the three most
responsible educational administrative
positions in the country, one of the
most complex, offering Innumerable
opportunities for tactual blunders, and
while dodging no responsibilities he
lias made 110 blunder professionally,
politically, or administratively.
"As governor of the second State In
the union in size and importance, in
one of the most critical periods for
the State and nation, no man has
given clearer demonstration of the
pois", and power needed in the next
four years than has Dr. Martin G.
WHAT XEWSPAPEH AIIS 11111
DnllnN llrlek Co. Snnmpril With Orders
'When I'lnut Oprneil
J. H. Payne, secretary and sales man
ager of the Frazer Brick Company, of
Dallas, Tex., has just had an experi
ence which convinces him that news-/
paper advertising' pays. About four
months ago his concern decided to put
in a plant to manufacture interlocking
tile under the Denison patent. A sys
tematic. campaign of advertising was
immediately begun in the local news
papers. The result was that when the
plant was ready for business more
orders were on hand than could be
filled, and the plant has been operated
night and day in an effort to catch up.
"If you have a commodity which
people want, and let them know thwt
you have it through newspapers, the
rest Is easy. I am a convert, anil 11 k£
all con verts, an enthusiast. Our ex
perience has made me so," is the way
Mr. Payne puts It.
[From the Telegraph, April 29, ISC4.J
REBELS on tile march
St. Louis, April 29.—N0 more flght
ing had occurred up to the 20th bu
the rebels were reported to be march
ing on Grand Ecord. Our troops wen
going out to meat them.
Chattanooga. April 26.—0n th<
morning of the 23rd of April the rafc
els made an attack upon our plcwl|
on Nickajack Trace, near Leefs farn
with both infantry and artillery.
Does this war in
weather suggest that
you change from Win
ter weight to Summer
Our hosiery depart
ment offers superior
quality in the celebrat
ed Onyx brand.
Buying your hose
here means getting a
greater variety of the
newest and most ex
clusive things to select
Socks and stockings
for the whole family.
Silk, lisle and silk—
Prices range from
.■»(><*, 7 "><• to
Jerauld Shoe Co.
310 Market St.