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FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 29
FIRST AIR TO DEMOCRACY
GIFFORD P INC HOT and his
friends throughout the State
must realize before the cam
paign shall have been fairly
started that Mr. Pinchot can hardly
figure more in the contest than as first
aid to the Democracy. Even the vig
orus campaign of Colonel Roosevelt
could do no more than increase his
friend Plnchot's efficiency as an indi
rect supporter of the Democratic
About all that can reasonably be
expected from the third party move
ment In Pennsylvania is a reduction
of the Republican vote. This is the
hope and prayer of the Palmer-Mc-
Cormick bosses, who realize that with
out a split of the Republican vote
their cause is desperate. Already they
have sought the further aid of Presi
dent Wilson, but the administration is
going to be of little avail in Pennsyl
vania this year. It is the administra
tion which is responsible for the indus
trial and business conditions which
prevail throughout the Common
wealth, and any appeal for the sup
port of Palmer and McCormlck as an
endorsement of President Wilson's
policies will only serve to accentuate
the feeling of resentment which is
growing more general every day.
Mr. Plnchot and his running mate,
Dean Lewis, the AVashington party
candidate for Governor, are absolutely
without hope of election. If they do
not realize it now, those who are re
sponsible for their nomination can
hardly fail to appreciate this fact.
Their only service In the campaign
will be as aids to the Democracy, and
Republicans who have been affiliated
with the third party movement
through their admiration for Colonel
Roosevelt are not likely, even to please
this magnetic leader, to again bow
their backs for the Democrats to
walk over them into place and power.
There is no occasion for hysteria
or bitterness In discussing the situa
tion. It is a simple proposition. The
third party ticket cannot be elected
and the only possible effect of a split
in the Republican party would be the
election of President Wilson's hand
This Is so obviously the fact that we
can hardly Imagine any considerable
number of Republicans being de
ceived by the holding out of a pros
pect of Washington party success this
IT seems unnecessary to make argu
ment in favor of LOCAL OPTION.
Local option stands so perfectly se
cure on its own square base. It
imposes nothing; it restricts no indi
vidual liberty. It does not deprive a
man of a right to drink whatever he
pleases. It simply gives a community
thfc right to declare whether liquor
shall be sold within its borders. It
simply gives the community the right
to determine whether or not It regards
strong waters as poison, or, If it does,
whether it wants to continue their
sale or not.
Local option does not curtail liberty.
It increases freedom by allowing the
full will of the majority to rule, it is
so clear, clean-cut and American; it Is
so congenial to basic principles of
democracy that it is not easy to under
stand how the Legislature can longer
refuse to submit the question to the
WILL THEY NEVER LEARN ?
FOUR young men of Harrisburg—
trusted employes of one of the
great express companies—have
been arrested on the charge of
stealing valuables given into their care
and have confessed their guilt.
There is nothing remarkable in this.
Only a month ago another young Har
risburger was sent to the penitentiary
when the theft of large sums of money
from the United States mails was
traced to his door. The crime is of
common occurrence. Most likely these
very lines will fall beneath the gaze of
one who has been guilty of a similar
offense, whose peace of mind has van
ished and whose good name and lib
erty, too, will soon be gone.
The matter becomes subject for
comment only by reason of the con
stant repetition of the crime and the
unvarying result. That almost every
month brings with it the discovery of
FRIDAY EVENING. KARJRISBTTRG TELEGRAPH MAY 20, 1914.
some such offense Is apparently no
deterrent; points no lesson. The prison
cell holds no terrors until the baleful
shadow of the Jail falls athwart the
Time and money are as nothing to
the government In search of a ciiHi
nal, and the big express companies
operate on much the same principle.
Every employe of the postal service or
of an express company knows this.
From the moment he has crossed thu
line that divides honesty from dis
honesty he knows tftat always and
ever a shrewd brain is planning to
trap him. a keen pair of eyes are
watching for him, and that sooner or
later his time will come. It docs come
to ninety-nine out of every hundred
such offenders. The persistent mall or
express thief stands no.more show of
escaping the clutches of the law than
does the wily wolf that has tasted of
the blood of the farmef's flock and has
not sense enough to stay away from
How much better the peace of mind
of the patient toller, slowly plodding
toward advancement, than this clutch- |
ing for quickly gotten gold that turns
to ashes In the hand that grasps it.
There Is not one of the little army of
soul-sick occupants of federal prison
cells who would not go back, if they
could! to the time when temptation
first assailed them —and then turn
their faces unfalteringly toward the
way that leads to honesty, good repute
and self-respect, small though the ma
terial rewards might be.
AFTER the Belzure of Vera Cruz
we were told that the crisis had
been hastened by the deter
mination of the Wilson adminis
tration not to permit the landing of a
shipload of sm«il arms, ammunition
and rapid-fire guns consigned by a
German firm to Huerta. The fight
that followed cost some twenty Ameri
can lives, but the country felt that the
step had been wisely taken—that it
would have been folly to permit
Huerta to acquire this potent means
of carrying on possible war against
the United States.
So we took Vera Cruz and we still
Now comes word from Washington
that the Wilson administration has
held more than a score of big war ves
sels swinging idly at anchor while
these same arms, over which we pre
viously fought, have been landed down
the coast a few miles and are now in
the hands of President Huerta.
What gross stupidity to fight one
day for what you grant the next with
out a murmur of protest! What ex
planation. pray, has President Wilson
to offer for permitting the Mexican
government to possess guns that
any moment may be turned on the
American forces before Vera Cruz?
Did he imagine that the blockade
running German captain would obey
the mere request that he take his
cargo right back home?
APPLE MARY WALSH
THERE is nothing more pathetic
in the romance of the world
than the case of Apple Mary
Walsh, who for sixty years has
been meeting every ship that came
in at the East river piers in New
York city, looking for a lover who has
never come back. Now she is 86 years
old and yesterday was compelled to
ask a magistrate to send her to the
workhouse for two months until she
could recover from heat prostration.
"When 1 get out," she said, "I'll he
much better and I can go down and
meet the ships again."
Mary Walsh was born in Ireland
and came to this country as a girl.
Sixty years ago she met a young- man
who was third officer on a ship plying
between New York and Chinese ports
and they decided to get married after
he had made one more trip. He never
came back. He wrote one letter, but
that is all she ever heard from him or
his ship. After he had been gone
nearly a year she gave up her work
at a hotel and began selling apples,
so she could meet all the ships. That
was sixty years ago, and until yester
day, when she couldn't stand the heat
any longer, she had gone to Battery
Park every day to watch the ships
come in and sell enough apples to keep
Such"* Is the undying love of a
woman, and those who know Apple
Mary are quite sure that she will be
back in her old place watching the
ships for her hero of the seas.
A FRIEND OF THE POOK
_ACOB A. RIIS. friend of the chll-
T dren, is dead, but his devotion to
I the children of the poor will not
J be lost upon New York and the
nation. He started his great work of
reform as a newspaper reporter. One
writing of him says:
He knew how to write so as to
wring men's hearts with his news
of oppression, misery and hopeless
ness. He compelled indifferent city
officials to concede the reforms he
suggested or approved.
It was Riis who forced the de
struction of rear tenements, i.nd
thus relieved the hideous darkness
and density of life among the very
He forced the obliteration of Mul
berry Bend, the worst tenement
block In the city, and had the space
turned into a park. He spoke the
word that induced Commissioner
Roosevelt to abolish the police lodg- -
ing houses. He fought for and se
cured a truant school. He drove
bakeshops out of tenement base
ments. He demanded light for dark
tenements, thus illuminating the
hiding places of dirt, tilth and
He worked for the abolition of
child labor, and when a law wus en
acted compelled its enforcement.
Playgrounds for schools and the
opening of school rooms to boys'
and girls' clubs were of his plan
ning. Ho started the movement for
tiowers for the healthy, as well as
for the sick poor.
Another wrote of him:
Jacob A. Riis was a power for
good not only in this community,
but throughout the country, alien
as lie was by birth and humble of
antecedents. Such a struggle up
from obscurity to honorable useful
ness Is peculiar to this country, and
there was no better clt'zen than
this Danish emigrant.
What greater work than this. "Even
as ye have done It unto one of the
least of these, my brethren, ye have
done It unto Me," Jacob Riis lias
set an example for the world and his
life will be an inspiration and help
for others who would serve their
EVENING CHAT I
While Decoration Day is a holiday
and there are many events of athletic
or picnic character which appear to
be specially reserved for that day,
there is nevertheless observable a dis
position to take more note of the real
object of the day than was the case a
decade and even fifteen yearß ago. In
the nineties and, Indeed, for several
years after 1900 the observance of the
day was confined to the veterans of the
Civil War, with the younger men who
rought in the later wars and the men
active In military uffairs. The day had
a distinctly military flavor and except
for the ringing of the chimes of old
ZIon ' the individual decorating of
graves and the holding of a few serv
but little else beside the program
7» I f velera ns marked Memorial Day.
Hilt in recent years the protest of the
veterans and of many thinking men
that the object of the day was being
lost sight of has awakened a respon
sive note in the hearts of many resi
dents of Harrisburg and there will be
still more cognizance taken of the
truly memorial port of the day. More
people will pronably g« to the ceme
teries during the morning than before
and the city will take a few minutes
to recall those gone before. The Idea
of pausing in memory of the departed.
C S! i* when veterans were voicing
criticism of the tendency to make the
day a holiday without regard to the
object of its creation, received a state
wide impetus through a poem and
articles in the Philadelphia Press The
suggestion was endorsed by Governor
otuart and the mayors of almost every
city and veterans by the thousand.
In some places the pause has become
an official part of the day. It happens
« i.M new spaper men who con
ceived the idea was one well known
here. Richard J, Beamish, a former
resident of Scranton. That the sugges
♦l? 1 Tf?,? finely is shown by the fact
mat I* ive minutes for memories-" is
a phrase known all over the state.
J his city was one of the first to ob
serve the suggestion and has continued
•in so " over the state people
will pause to-morrow about noon to
think upon those who have gone be
The locust blossoms are appearing
on all sides of the city and these days
it is a delight to take a ride through
the country roads, which are lined
with the beautiful white flower of
early summer. The locusts bloom pro
fusely In this part of the country and
there are farms which are bordered by
the tree, the old idea that locust tree's
draw lightning apparently not count
'u j° r ln J UL ' h w 'he npeople consider the
shade and appearance of the trees and
their value for posts.
The flashing of the electric lights in
the red globes on the new standards
along Market street which is to call
officers is something which is not un
derstood by many people and fur
nished an amusing incident last even
ing. A group had gathered about one
standard and in the midst of laughing
one man, who apparently had recoi
lections of the days when the police
chased away people who loitered along
curbs, called out: "Say, better move
on, the red s flashin' for a cop."
niore Sunday excursions to
the state Capitol are schedule for the
fv?* 1 ! a nlon t' l an< l the chances are
that Sunday pilgrimages to the State
House will become popular and regu
lar events. When the battle flags are
installed the rotunda will be a still
greater point of interest for visitors.
The guides are on duty on excursion
i 8 and have their hands full,
although as one guide put it, "Thev
seem so much interested and so glad
to get in on Sunday that we are not
kicking about having to work seven
days a week. We'll make that up
Speaking of the battle flags, Ad
jutant General Stewart says that the
number of organizations for which the
committee in charge of the transfet
has had to select standard bearers is
rather larger than expected. In many
cases there was lack of an official
designation and as a result survivors
had to be asked for suggestions.
A number of Harrisburgers have re
ceived invitations to attend the annual
picnic given to the school teachers and
RVJi 11 -® of McKeesport by J. Denny
i_ ei * county commissioner of Alle
gheny and one of the best known tttr
tires in the political and business life
oi the western end of the State. Mr.
* £*Y es .*h ese picnics every year
at Olympia Park and lust year 45,000
people attended. It was the greatest
gathering of the kind known in that
part of the country and prominent
men from near and far attended the
gathering. Mr. O'Neil began giving
the picnics a long time ago and thev
have grown and grown until they are
looked forward to by thousands. He
pays all the bills and gets as much fun
° U Li? u hem as any kld ' Newspaper
publisher, merchant, politician and
!n' everyTiiie. 1 ' 's a M
Another gathering, which attracts
much attention, is being given to-dav
at Wild Cat Palls, along the Sus
quehanna. While this is pre-eminently
a Lancaster county affair, it is at
tended by many men of prominence in
Dauphip, 1 ork, Chester and other
counties, men even going from Phila
I WELL KNOWN PEOPLE I
Edgar S. Cook, the Pottstown iron
manufacturer, Is home from Europe.
George Hetzel, Chester manufac
turer and member of the Industrial
Accidents Commission, has been mak
ing a study of the subject in other
—Harry P. Sweeney has just heen
named as superintendent of the mines
of the Thomas Iron Companv in this
State and New Jersey.
—Charles M. Clement, of Sunbury,
grand senior warden of the Templars
is commander of t.he Third Brigade of
the National Guard and as eminent in
church affairs as he is In military and
S. Hubbard, director of
public safety in Pittsburgh, will equip
the Pittsburgh firemen with oxygen
—The Rev. J. Thomas Davis, of
Blalrsville. has been elected president
of the Indiana County Sunday School
—Harry E. Grimm, nominee for
Congress in the Eighth district, is a
brother of ex-Senator Grim, of Doyles
OF THE CIV I WAR
LFrom the Telegraph of May 29, 1864]
Shelby Moves North
Fort Smith. May 25. Shelby
crossed the river a few days ago at
Dardaneiie, and is moving North. Gen
eral Steele has sent a force after him,
and Thayer is driving him out in this
Army Crosses Pumiinky
Washington, May 29. A dispatch
from General Grant, dated yesterday
at Hanover town, has Just been re
ceived by the War Department. It
states that the army has successfully
crossed over the Pumunky and now
occupies a front about three miles
south of the river.
Human improvement is from
Republicans May Not Adopt at the
Meeting to Be Held Here
PALMER PASSES IT ALONG
Makes Morris Lhe Burden-bearer
For lhe Imporluniles of the
This year the resolutions to be
adopted by the State committees will
take the place of the platforms which
used to be adopted by the~Btate con
ventions, now done away with, and
naturally there Is a great Interest be
ing taken in them. The Washington
party, it is understood, will rest on its
declarations at the January conference
and the Democrats will probably adopt
a series of resolutions declaring for
Wilson and the tariff without blinking.
The Prohibitionists always have a
platform ready at any time.
.lust what will be done about the
Republican platform Is problematical
and there is gossip that the adoption
of resolutions may not be taken up at
the meeting of the State committee
Three State committees will meet
here Wednesday and Thursday.
The Prohibitionists will meet at 10
a. m. in Ridge Avenue Church; the
Republicans at 11.30 a. m. in Chestnut
Street Hall, and the Democrats at
2 p. m. In the Board of Trade.
Thursday the Washington party
committee will meet.
Congressman Palmer, Federal dis
penser of patronage in Pennsylvania
and candidate for the senatorship
against Senator Boies
Penrose, admits that
he is weary of being Palmer to
used as a foothall by Keep String
ambitious Democrats on < Mliees
of the Keystone State
who wish to serve
their country in good Federal jobs
with large salaries attached. Palmer
last night announced that from now
until after the November election he
will confer upon State Chairman Ro
land S. Morris the power to handle
all offices yet to be handed out in the
State. He says that he will give all
names submitted to him by Chairman
Morris his approval and will send
them to the President personally. The
fact is that the patronage distribution
has been so unsatisfactory to Palmer
that in almost every appointment
made to date in Pennsylvania party
workers have been disappointed and in
a great many cases they have refused
to assist the reorganization Democrats.
In the primary campaign many of
these workers enlisted under the ban
ner of Michael J. Ryan, the opponent
of Vance C. McCormick for the guber
natorial nomination. These men, as
a rule, sympathize with the old guard
Democrats and refuse to accept the
White House-made ticket of Palmer
Five more, counties filed their official
returns of the primary election at the
Capitol to-day, and it is believed by
officials at the State
Department that they
Five More will be able to certify
Counties to the election of con-
Have Filed siderably more than a
quorum of members of
each of the State com
mittees by next Wednesday. The
Philadelphia and Allegheny county re
turns will probably be late. The coun
ties tiling to-day were Bucks, Clear
field, Chester, Washington and Centre.
The work of tabulating Is progressing
slowly, owing to the numerous-groups
which have to be handled separately.
Another interesting feature of the
legislative nominations has come to
light in the discovery that James F.
Woodward, of McKees
port, former member
of the House, is the Woodward
Democratic as well as Does Well
the Republican noml- in Ninth,
nee in the Ninth Alle
gheny district. Mr.
Woodward was a member for several
terms and was twice chairman of the
appropriations committee. He ran for
all three party nominations in his dis
trict and was beaten for the Washing
ton by a small margin. It is probable
that Woodward will be a formidable
candidate for the chairmanship when
he comes back in January. The
Creasy machine failed to defeat
Charles A. Shaffer, of Berwick, for
Democratic renomination at the pri
maries in Columbia county. Arthur
Creasy ran against Shaffer, but the
Berwick man was too swift for him.
I POLITICAL SIDELIGHTS
—The Pinchot Perry county cam
paign yesterday was a handshaking
tour, few speeches being made.
—The Prohibition party is claiming
Clark as its candidate for Superior
Court. Yet there is a nonpartisan law.
—State Chairman Morris is an
amiable burden-bearer anyhow.
—Wilson is to make one speech
anyhow. The Cabinet will work over
—Representative Ambler seems to
have done well In his district.
—Detrlch seems to have a bad
case of Brumbaughophobia.
A FIVE-DAY WORKING WEEK
[From the PottsviUe Journal.]
John Wanamaker announces that he
will close his Philadelphia and New
York stores on Saturdays during the
months of July and August and that
he proposes carrying out the custom,
confidently looking forward to the
coming of the time when five days will
constitute a working week.
Clerks In every store In the land
will heave a sigh of regret when they
hear of Mr. Wanamaker's announce
ment and some or them will fall to
anathematizing their employers he
cause they do not follow suit. The
employer would be glad to work but
five days a week if he could see his
way to do it.
JUNE BRIDES AND GRADUATES
« Young ladies we have been looking
forward to this great event in your
life with as much preparation as you
have. Accordingly we aie now ready
to take care of your footwear needs by
a special display of such shoos and
slippers as you will want for such oc
casions. Come and see what suits you
best at Jerauld Shoe Co., 310 Market
That noon-hour luncheon that Is
specially prepared for the busy men of
Harrlsburg at the Columbus Cafe Is
surely a delicious luncheon for 40
cents. The food is nicely cooked and
faultlessly served. Try one of these
luncheonß to-morrow noon. Hotel Co
lumbus, Third and Walnut streets.
I OUR DAILY LAUGH ]
Hay' Isn't Mr. CJoat—l'm afraid
Rooster everlast- that century al
ing stuck up? manac I've de-
Rlght you are! voured is not' go-
He has been read- Ing to agree with
Ing up his lineage me.'
nnd claims to he a Dog—What can
direct descendant you expect? You
of the hen that are so careless,
laid the egg that William. Didn't
Columbus stood on you know it was
end. guaranteed to last
' '" lni ' r< ' (l years?
Hong o4 the I'oiitfil
Egg Deep Sea Tnlk
Why didn't you I hate old Bill
cackle when yau Lobster. He al
lald that egg? ways looks so
What's the use? sour.
The postman will He can't help
whistle when lie that; It runs in his
delivers It. family. All of his
made up in salad.
By Wing Illnicer
That baseball team of ours
Is going pretty strong,
So let's turn out to-morrow
And help the bunch along.
They're tie for first position.
And full of vinj and fight.
And with your help they'll have It
Cinched right to-morrow night.
Get on the .iob to-morrow.
Support them In the race,
And give them all the help you can
To land 'em in first place.
In sports, as well as all things,
Let all adopt this creed,
That we believe this city
Should always take the lead.
CAN HE COME BACK ?
[From the Scranton Truth.]
There are a number of reasons why
the country would like to see "Uncle
Joe" back in his place in Washington.
Unquestionably he is honest. Every
one admits he is an Intense American,
who thinks his country the fairest and
greatest on earth. He eschews shams
and hypocrisies. His experience as a
legislator has been very wide. In ad
dition he has a hreeziness of style and
a winning way that his admiring coun
trymen like exceedingly well. No,
"Uncle Joe" has no apologies to make
in again announcing himself a can
HONOR STUDENTS OF
MISS MABEL CLARK, First MISS SARA WENSELL, Third MISS ELVA LIPPI, Second
MISS MABEL CLARK
TAKES FIRST HONOR
AT CENTRAL HIGH
Miss Elva Lippi Second; Eleven
Named Altogether This
The eleven students who made the
highest marks in all studies during
their four years' course in Central
High School were announced to-day.
There are 148 in the class and 40
per cent, of these went, through the
four years without being conditioned.
Calculating the total of the marks
of the students as w«ll as what they
made in examinations produced the
First—Miss Mabel tiark.
Second—Miss Elva Lippl.
Third—Miss Sarn Wensoll.
Fifth—Miss Esther Wleseanan.
Sixth—Miss Mabel Hall.
Seventh—Miss Kathryu Harris.
Ninth—Miss Louins Aughtnhniigh.
Tenth—Miss Faith Mell.
Eleventh—Miss Mabel Harris.
Usually only ten are announced, but
Miss Mell and Miss Harris wero so
close that it was decided to announce
Miss Mabel Clark, who will say the
valedictory at commencement receives
the alumni prize of $25; Miss Elva
Lippl, who delivers the salutatory wins
the alumni prize of sls. Miss Lippl
also will receive a special award of a
a kutzlte stone of nearly three karats
for excellence in Latin. The donor'a
name is withheld. In addition to
these two speakers Russell Lindsay
and Kathryn Harris will speak at com
MAYOR M'CLAIN TO BE ORATOR
Special to The Telegraph
Columbia, J'a., May 29.—Mayor
Frank B. McClain, of Lancaster, Re
publican nominee for Lieutenant-Oov
ernor, will be the Memorial Day or
ator at Mountville, where Grand Army
veterans and various secret societies
I will hold exercises In the cemetery.
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I IXTTERSTOTHE'EDITOR 1
TELEGRAPH AND TRIBUNE
To thr Editor of The T/lcgrapli:
The enclosed slip from the New
Yotk Tribune seems to fit in nicely
with your editorial on "The President
and the G. A. R." of to-day:
"After the collapse of the great re
bellion in 18fi5 the master minds of
the Democratic party in the North
were accustomed to go fishing on the
30th of May. They were sad at heart
over the failure of their friends, and
the sight of the blue-clad comrades
of the Grand Army of the Republic
was abhorrent to them. Therefore,
they sought the solitudes of sylvan
streams and for a time laid aside their
woes. While Mr. Cleveland occupied
the White House he went a-fishing
one fine morning toward the end of
May, and the 'Journal of Civilization'
printed a full page rear view picture
of hint as he strolled along the pier
to the waiting boat which was to take
him down the Potomac. It was his
protest against the celebration, and
when election day came the American
people resented his act. /
"Mr. Wilson may take heed. The
President is a part of the United
States government, and the men who
saved that government from destruc
tion have a right to ask him to assist
In honoring the dead defenders. Dast
year he was Invited to take part in
the Decoration Day exercises in Ar-i
lington, but he preferred to go auto
mobile riding. This year the Presi
dent was again asked, as the repre
sentative of the country, to be present
in the National Cemetery, but he re
fuses on a pretext which can only he
classed as frivolous. He prefers to
participate, in his official character, at
a celebration in honor of those who
sougHT the Republic's destruction. This
might have been expected from his
bringing up. What the people think
of it may be learned when their judg
ment is rendered at the polls."
FRIEND OF VETERANS.
IN HARRISBURG FIFTY
YEARS AGO TO-DAY
[From the Telegraph of May 29, 1864]
Canal floats Busy
An immense quantity of coal, lum
ber and other freight is being carried
on the canal. Hundreds of boats pass
Make Hay ut Capitol
Haymaking has commenced on the
Capitol grounds. A portion of the
grass was cut Saturday.
Wilson "Propaunder of Splendid
Theories" Says Frenchman
Third Rate Advisers—Mexican Policy Unique Piece of
New York, May 29.—Prince Andre
Poniatowski, banker and long a close
friend and business associate of E. H.
Harriman, who arrived yesterday on
the Olympic, told a reporter that Eu
rope does not think overhlghly of the
way this country has been run lately.
He said that in practically all the
countries where universal suffrage
prevails governmental policies are
tending rapidly to become chaotic. In
the course of an interview the dis
tinguished Frenchman was asked: —
"What do they think abroad of
"Ah! 1 don't like to find fault with
Mr. Wilson," the Prince responded.
"You see I know him. I have met
him and talked with him. T am a.
little afraid of hasty comment.
"This must he said, however, that
in the general opinion abroad the
United States for the last ten years
has not been under the guidance of
men of constructive ability. You have
suffered at the hands of politicians
and nolltlcal leaders without construc
ts _ skill.
"As for President Wilson, in Europe
we have hundreds of men of his kind
—cultured, tho propounders of splen
did theories, able in many ways,
charming men. But we do not think
of them as men able to guide a na
tion—and they aro not.
"What I mean by constructive abil
ity of the first order—of a degree nec
essary in the heads of a great nation
—is exemplified in such a man as
James J. HiU. He is a builder. That
Is the secret of the thing—the power
"To the foreign observer it is diffi
cult to grasp the theories that such
men as President Wilson are trying
to put in practice. We are perfectly
familiar with such things as theories,
but that they should be adopted as
national policies is to us incredible."
The Prince was asked in regard to
current opinion in Europe as to our
attitude toward Mexico.
"Europe readily understands that
the United States finds itßelf on the
ejdge of war—indeed, actually at war
with Mexico," he replied. "But that
status has been preceded by fifteen
months of. the. most atrocious diplom
acy the world has ever seen. The
ARROWS IN THF, AIR
The world has witnessed wars and
wars. There have been savage wars—
all of the religious wars were savage—
and Merry wars, where the ladies
were largely in evidence—the War of
the Fronde, for example, anil the War
of the Crazy Janes In England. Rut
we have never heard of a war where
there was no fighting, and where there
Is fighting there must be, presumably,
some killing. Even the benevolent
brush we are having with the gentle m
Mexicans has cost some score, or more,
Shall we go forward and shoot our
affection into the greasers until they
fairly burst with gratitude and civil
ization. or, insisting that Huerta step
down and out, shall we, in case he
does, get out ourselves, leaving them
in the tender custody of the decentest
cut-throat we may be able to find
among the bandit chiefs?
[From the Johnstown Deader.]
One of the Standard Oil weekly pub
lications has dared to print a gentlo
hint that, perhaps John D. Rockefeller
was a little harsh in his murdering of
women and children in Colorado.
Colonel Harvey had better go easy. He
may lose an old subscriber up In Po
r BEADItDAHTEni FOB
-SIDES & SIDES
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United States seems to have had no
good counsel in all that time. It has
been advised, apparently, only by third
"War with Mexico, we understand,
hut war between two men—Mr. Wil
son and General Huerta—wo cannot
comprehend. Whoever heard of sudi
a thing? And 1 think there Mr. Wil
son was led into a grave mistake.
Huerta left much to be desired as a
ruler, we will grant, but the essential
fact remained that, he was a ruler and
his was a stable government. Not
only that but It was the only stable
government in the country.
"The world has been treated for the
first time to the spectacle of a great
nation like the United States allying
itself with a little band of insurgents
and rebels under the leadership o(
such a man as Villa, ex-bandit.
Field Carnival at
Plans for the annual track and flel\J
carnival at the Harrisburg Academy, tco
take place to-morrow afternoon, were
announced to-day. There will be
twenty events In all. Greek and Ro
man teams will contest. The trial
heats in the. 100-yard dash will start at
2 o'clock. The officials are:
Referee and starter, Roy G. Cox,
Princeton. Judges of track events. Dr.
J. J. Moffltt, University of Pennsylva
nia, and Henderson Gilbert, Yale.
Judges of field events, Lawrence W.
Phillips, Yale; W. Harvey Musser,
Princeton. Timers, Joseph W. Beach,
Yale; Howard R. Omwake, Princeton.
Scorers, Warren S. Taylor, Princetop;
Sherman A. Allen, Brown. Inspector,
Raymond D. Kennedy, Bowdoln. Clerk
of course, Brenton G. Wallace, Univer
sity of Pennsylvania. Announter, C. C,
BURIAL LONG AFTER DEATH
Halifax, Pa., May 29.—The body of
Mrs. Bessie Callahan, who was killed
In an automobile accident at Colum
bus, Ohio, about one and a half years
ago, and which at that time was placed
in a vault in the Paxtang Cemetery at
Harrisburg. was brought here on Wed
nesday evening and buried In thq
Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.