Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, September 06, 1918, Page 10, Image 10

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raniAY. SEITESIBER 6. 1918
Vou can only make others better
by being good yourself. —HUGH R.
THERE is a very general regret
throughout this community over
the fact that William Jennings,
the chairmen cf the Dauphin Coun
ty Committed ct National Defense
and Public Safety, whose activities
in all the important war work have
made him deservedly popular with
the people, has been placed in a
false position by the publication in
a morning newspaper of this cit>
of an alleged violation by Mr. Jen
nings of the fuel regulations.
It was stated that he had se
cured a considerable quantity of coai
for his country home without going
through the usual form of submit
ting his requirements to the t uel
Administrator of Perry county and
making application to an authorized
dealer. A little investigation would
have shown that there had been
no violation of the requirements.
The facta having been made clear,
the second attack this morning be
comes malicious and inexcusable.
Mr. Jennings may console himself
with the thought that he is only one
of many men unjustly assailed by the
Patriot and its crew of character
Of course, this community knows
too well the unselfish and patriotic
service of Mr. Jennings to be mis
led by a story of this kind. It is
unfortunate, however, that one who
has devoted so much of his time to
promoting the war work of Harris
burg and vicinity should have been
subjected to the annoyance result
ing from such sniping tactics.
Democrats who nominated their can- ,
didate for governor against the Pal- j
mer-McCormick machine are not dis- !
posed to permit the bosses to repudi
ate the nominee, especially since Pal
mer declared his purpose to accept ,
tfie results after the primary election, j
Look out for a lovely Democratic row ]
a few months hence.
THE disgraceful Palmer-Bonni-!
well-McCormick incident of this
week is nothing more nor less,
than a carefully concocted scheme to ,
prevent Bonniwell from running off j
with the Palmer-McCormick bacon, j
Granted that Bonniwell is the tool |
of the liquor interests and that he is'
unfit in every way for the high office i
to which he aspires—a conclusion
reached by a great majority of the
voters long ago—it remains a fact
that Palmer was ready enough to
consort with Bonniwell so long as
there was a chance of bending him
to the will of the Palmer-McCor
niick machine. With full knowledge
of Bonniwell's stand against prohibi
tion and aware of his personal short
comings. the Palmer-McCormick or
ganization was entirely willing to ac
cept him as their candidate. It was
only when they found that he would
have none of them that they decided
to "repudiate" him. Truth is that
at the repudiation game Bonniwell
beat the Palmer-McCormick crowd
to it by several months.
Retention of control of the Demo
cratic party machinery in Pennsyl
vania Is essential to Palmer and Mc-
Cormick if they are to remain the
dispensers of federal patronage in
the Slate and powerful factors in the
administration at Washington. Like
wise, the campaign of 1920 is ap
proaching and these two worthies
must have the State Committee at
their beck and call if they are to
have a hand in nominating the next
Democratic presidential candidate.
So when Bonniwell showed signs of
gaining strength enough to take over
the reins of party control It became
necessary that they cut his political
throat, and the Incident of Monday
Is the result.
Rule or ruin has been the Palmer-
McCormlck doctrine ever since the
two took over the remnant of the
minority party in Pennsylvania and
began to use it as a foundation for
their political fortunes. The Bonnl
wells. the Painters and the McCor
niicks are all as one in this. Each is
playing for political place and there
is small choice among them.
National Chairman McCormick. la
menting the degeneracy of his own
party in Pennsylvania, says he is
"soundly confident that the people of
America will elect a Congress of the
President's own party." He also sug
gests that the American people will
not "swap horses while crossing a
stream." We fear that Mr. Palmer's
partner is not in touch with public
sentiment nor the recent trend of
events at Washington. He seems to
have overlooked entirely the import
ant fact that President Wilson has
been compelled to depend upon pa
triotic Republicans in both branches
of Congress for the enactment of vital
war measures, which many of his own
party failed to support.
THE Chicago postofflce bomb out
rage is proof conclusive of the
wisdom of the United States
court in sentencing all the 1. W. W.
leaders to such long terms in prison
as will prevent them from ever again
engaging in their nefarious teachings
and practices. The Kaiser is no more
an enemy of society than the I. W.
W., nor is he more dangerous.
Perhaps some of the I. W. W. may
be sincere in their mistaken views.
; but most of them are simply mali
j cious and criminal, for it requires no
keen intelligence to discern the errors
of their doctrine, which in its las;
i analysis is that if property earns no
I profits it thoiefore becomes valueless
; and that then collective ownership
' and operation will come about auto
matically and each worker will re
ceive "the full social value his iabor
produces." In this theory of collec
tive ownership the 1. W. W. are as
one with the Socialists, but they hold j
that the Socialistic methods of!
working out their aims through
popular education and the ballot are ;
all wrong and that "direct action" is
the only means by which the ' 're- j
forms" they demand can be wrought;!
"direct action" being the elimination j
of profit by any possible method —
sabotage, strikes, the bomb, murder,;
incendiarism —any means of cutting
down profits by reducing production.
The great difficulty about procuring j
social benefits through the medium i
of collective operation is that man j
has not been able to devise a method j
by means of which the tull "social 1
value" of any worker's labor may be
decided in the present highly com-1
plicated system of manufacture and j
This, then, is foolish and danger
ous doctrine of itself, but in the
hands of unscrupulous leaders, mai.y
of them in the pay of Germany, and
others of them murderous toois of
Hun propagandists, it might have
instituted a reign of terror and over
turned the whole industrial establish
ment of the nation and rendered us
helpless to face a powerful enemy.
Fortunately, wise labor leaders and a
great majority of the rank and file
saw the peri! and avoided it, while
the Federal government has succeed-
Ed in running to earth most of the
responsible leaders. And now. the
courts having convicted I. W. W.
offenders, their fellows blow up a
postoffice building and kill four inno
cent spectators. Twenty years in
prison is all too light a sentence for
such as these- The Kaiser is one
extreme, the f. W. W. are the other
Public Service Commissioner Ryan
seems to have something on his mind.
He declare! that A. Mitchell Palmer,
joint owner of the Pennsylvania
Democratic machine, is in no position
to throw stones, and intimates that
the Northampton statesman is not all
wool and a yard wide.
WHERE will the American
Army in France strike next'.'
That is a question on thou
sands of lips. A few divisions arc
operating with the British in Bel
gium. Several more are pursuing
the flying Germans along the Vesle.
Beyond that the war dispatches are
silent as to the disposition of Per
shing's million and a quarter men.
Where are they? For what is
Foch holding them back? Evidently
for a sledge-hammer blow some
where at what he deems the psy
chological moment. Foch is a pa
tient waiter. It is hard to follow
hini at that game, but one of these
days we rhall hear from our boys
and on that occasion the gloom in
Berlin will become a shade or two
City Council should move carefully,
of course, in enacting housing and
other codes, but it does not follow
that weeks should elapse before ac
tion is taken.
A WORLD championship baseball!
series is row being played- We 1
hasten to make this announce
ment lest the important fact may
have escaped your notice. The news
papers have been abominably negli
gent about this. Not a baseball ex
tra has appeared and heartless edi
tors have crowded the news down
to single column displays.
No more we read that "the crowd
went wild as Home-Run Baker trot
ted to the plate," or that the "game
opened with Speaker shooting a hot
single beyond third." No more the
"interviews with the managers," not
a word about a "perfect day" or a
"heavy diamond." Not a line about
the "confidence of Connie Mack" or
"the Indian's throwing wing." Not
even a record of the runs, hits and
errors by innings, hot oft special
wires strung into the press boxes.
Merely a few lines to say who won,
and that's about all.
"How have the mighty fallen:"
We are watching a bigger game now.
The score is told in the "direct hits"
of our big shells behind the Hun
1 lines, and by the runs the
makinsr toward Berlin. Even Llie
most excilirfg baseball is time bosldo 1
it. Not h mere world championship,
but the freedom of the world is at
By the Ex-Committooman
Two things stand out very prom
inently in the controversy over
control which has again broken out
in the Democracy of Pennsylvania.
One is that the row has reached the
alibi stage and the other that Na
tional Committeeman A. Mitchell
Palmer, face to face with blame for
whatever happened to Judge Eugene
C. Bonniwell in November, success
being out of the question, played a
very clever hand in putting the Dem
ocratic state nominee on the defen
sive. Viewed from whatever angle, it
is to be seen that the aim of the
rival leaders of the Democratic party
in Pennsylvania is to get into van
tage position for 1920.
The Democratic party is going to
have a fight over the nomination for
President two years hence. No mat
ter whether an effort is made to run
Wilson a third time or to make Di
rector General of the Railroads Wil
liam G. McAdoo the nominee, there
will be a battle. It is due In the Dem
ocracy. Hence, the desire to control
the block of votes Pennsylvania will
have in the convention. These fights
come around regularly. Harrity and
Guffey; Black and Guffey; Palmer
and his pals against Guffey and Hall,
it matters not who the leaders may
be, there are always men to fight
over the control of the Keystone
State Democratic delegation. And
that's about all there Is to the pres
ent row. The Governorship has been
farther away from grasp of a Dem
ocratic candidate than it was in
1914, when some Illusions were rude
ly dispelled from the minds of cer
tain eminent Democrats by the free j
voters of Pennsylvania.
! —The Philadelphia newspapers are
' so much interested in the Bonniwell
' Palmer row that they fail to give
; ] much attention to the passing of dis
trict appeal board No. 2, a segment
of the draft system which was gener-
I ally believed to be Brumbaugh-Vare
to the core and which was summar
| ily separated from office on direct
i orders from Washington after a
i series of attacks had been made
j against the members by John P.
| Dwyer. the managing editor of the|
Philadelphia Record, which by the'
way. is the Bonniwell organ. This j
' district board, headed by Walter;
Wiilard. a friend of men close to the;
j Governor, has been a storm center I
! for a long time, the target of political
I charges, and its passing is an inter-
I esting coincidence.
J —All parties named by Palmer in
• his series of remarkable charges are ,
vocal to-day. Bonniwell, Sinnott,
' everyone rises to declare that it is
| not so and the replies range from
I plain liar to mistaking of a conver
| sation. Palmer remains silent and is
j reported to be pickling additional
rods to lay upon the tlayed back of
Bonniwell. Oddly enough, the Judge
was in Palmer's home county when
the national committeeman smote
him and poor telephonic communi
cation prevented earlier interchange
jof phrases. But now everyone seems
j to be within reach of a newspaper
l office and the remarks are interest-'
i ing contributions to the political his
tory of Pennsylvania.
—The Philadelphia North Ameri
can prints this interesting summary
■ to-day: "'Repudiation of Judge Bon
jatiiwell, 'wet' Democratic nominee for
i Governor, at Harrisburg, by A.
• Mitchell Palmer brought denials ot
' the Palmer charges that Senator
1 Penrose backed the Bonniwell can
didacy. Senator Penrose, Judge Bon
niwell and John Sinnott, president of
i the Wholesale Liquor Dealers' Asso
i ciation, of Pennsylvania, issued state- j
! ments yesterday giving the lie to Pal- i
mer. Judge Bonniwell telegraphed ;
; TO his headquarters in Philadelphia a |
I short, but caustic statement from |
Mi'ford, Pike county, where he was
'campaigning yesterday. Delusional j
j insanity,' is the municipal court j
| judge's description of what he con- i
' siders the ailment of the • ustodian \
of alien property. The J — jge, not i
i having read the Palmer statement, i
i wa s rather hazy about its contents, j
I but he denied them anyway.
—The Philadelphia Record gives
an inkling of the rattled condition
of the Bonniwell camp by charging
that Palmer made "a desperate ef
fort" to elect to the governorship
Senator Sproul whom it styles "his
personal friend and classmate at col
lege" and then goes on to print the
Palmer letter of May 27 in which
the national committeeman congrat
ulated Bonniwell on his victory at
the primary and pledged his support
to the ticket. The Philadelphia In
quirer notes that Bonniwell says Pal
mer has "delusional insanity and
gives prominence to the Penrose
comment on the Democratic com
mitteeman who besieged Penrose
some years ago and was chased over
his own frontier.
The Public Ledger plays up a
sharp statement by Senator Sproul to
the effect that reports that he had
changed his attitude against liquer
or been "silenced" were untrue and
prints an editorial in which the
liquor interests are scotched. All
parties it says, look alike to a liquor
man. The Philadelphia Press says
"Bonniwell must answer" and Its
Washington correspondent wires that
Palmer reiterates the charges and
that Penrose declares them un
Republican County Committee and
secretary to former Assemblyman
William VL Freeman, of Cornwall,
was appointed by Judge Henry a
member of the Board of Lebanon
County Commissioners to serve for
the unexpired term of the late Wil
liam Herb, of Palmyra. The oppoint
ment was concurred in by Commis
sioners Gilbert and Hartman, and Is
loked upon as being equivalent to the
nomination by his party for the full
term at the primaries next year.
Commissioner Noll had served as
Commissioners' clerk for eighteen
months and is a past state president
of the P. O. S. of A. He is well
known here.
Notice of the meeting of the
Democratic State Committee on Sat
urday, September' 14', was sent to
Judge Eugene C. Bonniwell. Demo
cratic nominee for governor, by Sec
retary Warren VanDyke, of the com
mittee. together with a certified copy
of the statement of A. Mitchell Pal
mer before the committee and a copy
of the resolution presented by the
resolutions committee calling upon
him to appear.
Some of the nomination papers
being filed at the State Capitol have
whiskers on them. Yesterday a
paper appeared which was of a form
ten years old. The man in charge,
however, had carefully followed the
late requirements of the law and it
was in form. It goes into the rec
ord. Several candidates filed papers
in accordance with forms seven
years ago, but not up to date, and
they are hastening here to-day to
moire chungeS.
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[New York Times]
Germany incorrigibly believes, aft
er four years of war, that she can
terrorize her enemies. She believes
it in the face of her failures in that
direction, her failures by air raids,
by submarine crimes, by atrocities of
every description. She includes us in
that belief. Witness the story told by
Captain Manuel Quadros of the
American fishing schooner Rush,
sunk by a U-boat off the Nova Scotia
coast. Captain Quadros had a long
conversation with the commander of
the submarine, and the most inter
esting thing he reports of what the
German said is this:
He said that when his vessel left
Germany it was under instructions to
sink only three-masters, but that
because of the attitude of the Amer
ican press orders had come to the Ü
boat by wireless to sink everything
in sight.
In other words, the expert psy
chologists who conduct Germany's
affairs believed that the more bring
ing of the war to American coasts,
the mere sinking of a few three
masters, would spread panic here.
They watched eagerly for the Ameri
can newspapers to tind the signs of
this panic. Not finding it, it never oc
curred to them that America could |
not be terrorized. The fault must be,
they argued, that the dose was noti
strong enough. So now they have or- j
dered unrestricted warfare, and no
doubt they are again eagerly read- j
ing the extracts they get from the'
American press to get the first whiff |
of that panic. •
This would not be so extraordinary
if it had not happened so often, with
the same result. They tried, for in
stance, to terrorize England by air
raids. It resulted only in enraging
England and stimulating recruiting, j
Again it did not occur to Germany
that England could not be frighten
ed: the thing to do was merely to
increase the dose, which they did,
with the same result. To this day
they must believe that the only rea
son France is not on her knees beg
ging for mercy is that they have not
committed atrocities enough. The
only possible conclusion is that they
judge others by themselves: they
could not possibly hold this delusion
so long if that were not the case. It
is precisely for that reason that the
German generals and press exhibit
so much alarm when they see the
first faint signs of despondency or
irresolution among their soldiers and
people, and issue such furious ex
hortations to them to be "men" and
to be '"stout hearted."
(From the Kansas City Times)
New York and New England have
generally come to recognize human
nature in dealing with motorists.
Many towns on main roads put up
the sign: "Thickly Settled Kegion i
—Careful Driving Appreciated." On |
the back of the sign to catch the
eye of the driver leaving the town,
is the legend "Thank You."
Such signs are calculated to get
netter results than the signs so com
mon In so many Western towns:
"Drive Slow U," or "Speed Limit
Ten Miles an Hour." The ten-mile
an-hour limit is, of course, obsolete
and is never respected, except in ex
treme congestion. The Eastern way
is worth trying.
They're Learning Rapidly
(From the Brooklyn Eagle)
German soldiers are not taught i
to use their heads, but they cer- !
tainly have learned how to exercise j
their legs.
The negro is now a big factor in !
the industrial movement, and must j
be reckoned with in the future.
Queen Elena of Italy has given,
■several thousand dollars of her per- \
sonal funds to help women workers!
in Italy. "
Organized moving picture opera-1
tors at Trenton. N. J., have secured I
an increase ot $4 a week. The new [
rate is now $26.50 a week.
Eighty thousand women are now
engaged in the canning goods indus
tries supplying the War and Navy
Cigarmakers at St. Joseph, Mo.,
have recently received the second in
crease of *1 a thousand since the
first of the year.
The minimum wage of women in
mercantile establishments in Oregon
is sll.lO per week ot not more than
60 hours.
San Francisco Postofflce Inspec
tor's Department has its first woman
i clerk in its .forty years ot existence.
German Liars Are Busy
[From a Bulletin of the Committee on Public Information]
REPORTS from, various parts of
the country indicate that Ger
man p;opagandists are engag
ed in magnifying the chances of
death which our soldiers face in
France. It is said, for instance,
that "the average life of an aviator
at the front is only seven days."
This is a gross exaggeration.
Figures from the French and
British armies show that the aver
age length of service of a "pursuit
aviator" at the front is about three
months, and one-half of these men
are withdrawn for physical deterior
ation and loss of nerve. Among ob
servation aviators and bombers the
percentage of "wastage" is much
The War Department reports: "The 1
probability of uninterrupted service
for an aviator is about ninety days,
but it must be remembered that
less than fifty per cent, of the
wastage is due to deaths."
The French authorities report that
during 1917 the loss in dead, pris
oners and permanently disabled
amounted to II per cent, of the
fighting forces, for the year. Of the
wounded in action more than four
fifths return to service, many of
them in less than two months.
As a matter of fact, because of
the improvements in sanitation and
hospital service the soldier's chances
of returning from this war are
greater than in any war in the past.
Shipyard Workers Safeguarded
Similar stories about danger to
life or limb in our shipyards are
equally false. The Emergency Fleet
Corporation has established a de
partment of safety engineering, and
the work of this department has re
duced the percentage of accidents
in the shipyards below the average
of other industries of the same sort.
The statistics of the Depar'ment
of Labor from 1912 to 1916 gave the
accident rate in shipyards as twen
ty-two in one thousand men. The
accident rate in the Hog Island ship
yards for the month of May was six
to one thousand men.
Moreover, the government has es
tablished a health department in
connection with the shipbuilding to
"The men went singing into the
trenches."—Press Ditpatch.
Singing they go in old-time fashion
To the murderous trenches of
wasted France;
And quick in c.ur souls flares a leap
ing pussion
Of pride in these Knights of the
New Romance.
Never a guidon of glory beckons.
And war stands stark as a hideous
Since with hate incarnate their valor
And yet, as they go to the test, they |
I i
Oh, singing lads in the gloom-choked'
The Heart of the Nation sings with
Proud is that Heart mid grief that
Honored ar.d glad in the deeds
you'll do.
Singing you go; may you singing re
turn to us
In your carefree, casual Yankee
And may the flame of your high
courage burn to us,
Forging th<- sword <?t our faith to
—Eleanor Duncan Wood in the
Christian Herald.
Here's to somebody, staunch aud.
Who's always around when there's
work to do,
Whc keeps a supply of love and
For all the folks for all the year,
Who knows that a gentle, loving
Is the best of tonics for all the while.
That there's nothing so bad that it
can't be worse—
A case of blues is a terrible curse;
So here's to somebody, staunch and
Of course you don't know It, but
Somebody's you.
—Carre Jacobs-Bond, author of
"A Perfect Day."
Christ Above the Angels
For unto which the angels said
he at any time, Thou art my Bon,
this day have I begotten? And again,
I will be to him a Father, and he
; shall be to me a Son? And let all
j the angels of God worship him.—
| Hebrews 1. 6 and 6,
see that the men are well housed,
have adequate medical attention and
are protected from unhealthful
conditions just as the soldiers are
protected. As a consequence of
these measures, the workers in our
shipyards are probably better pro
tected from accident and disease
than any other body of workmen
in America.
Auburn, N. Y., has been excited
over a German rumor that the 354
draft men who went to Camp Dix
July 30, "were subjected to an ex
periment with a new kind of serum
and live were dead the day after
their arrival."
The editor of the Auburn Citizen
investigated the report and found it
wholly baseless. The commanding
officer wired: "One man indispos
ed, in hospital; another man sick
first day, better, and returned to
duty; others all well." John Bon
caro, "the first man who died," tel
egraphed to relatives: "I am not
dead, but alive and well." •
Told Story to Foreigners
The report of the deaths of these
men was given, most circumstan
tially. It was said that men return
ing from camp "after rejection on
physical examination" saw the bod
ies of their comrades carried out
and "knew positively that they had
died." The story was circulated
chiefly among the foreigners in Au
burn. It was effectively discredited
by the prompt action of the news
Bridgeport, Neb., has heard that
"men enlisted in the tank service
are required by the United States
military authorities to sign a pledge
that in case of impending capture
they will blow up the tank and com
mit suicide-:—to guard the secret of
the tank's construction." It is a
ridiculous lie.
There is no longer any secret
about the construction of a tank.
The Germans are making them in
large numbers, it would be impos
sible to destroy one of these armor
ed monsters by- means of an explos
ion so as to conceal the secret of
its construction, and committing
suicide would not help to that end.
(Frqm the Spiker, France)
Kitchen Police is all "kitchen"
and no "police." The only thing
about an M. P. that would be useful
in connection with kitchen police
would be his club with which pota
toes could be mashed in a steel hel
One of the duties of kitchen po
lice is to hold spuds in custody and
keep suspicious eggs under surveil
Kitchen policemen do not wear
stars until after they have risen to
the rank of brigadier general.
One good thing about the estab
lishment run by the kitchen police is
that its menu consists of consider
ably more than bread and water.
The K. P.'s should be commend
ed on the fact that they never de
mand your bread ticket.
Kitchen Police are not the kind
of police that break up poker games,
but they make an "awful cleaning"
once in a while when luck is coming
their way.
The German prisoners of war
were not arrested by the kitchen po
A buck private peeling spuds in
his undershirt is the kitchen police's
equivalent for a plain clothes man.
The mess sergeant is a sort of a
kitchen police judge.
The motto of the kitchen police
force is "Try tp bring home the
bacon, never spill the beans, and al
ways know on which side your bread
is buttered."
What Your Bond Will Do
(From a Bulletin of the Committee
on Public Information)
If you buy a hundred dollar bond
of the Fourth Libertj* Loan you are
lending the United States govern
ment enough money to feed a sol
dier in France a little more than
seven months. Or you have fur
nished enough money to give him a
complete outfit of winter and sum
mer clothing, and slicker and over
coat and blankets, with enough left
over to arm him with a good re
volver. You have done that much
to beat back the Hun.
It takes $35 more to arm him
with a rifle and a bayonet, and If
you buy a second hundred dollar
bond you furnish him this rifle and
one thousand cartridges for it; and
there will still be enough to pur
chase a bomb to throw in a dugout,
or demolish a machine gun, togeth
er with the Huns operating it.
SEFTEMItfcK t>, i^icf.
Peach Stones Help in War
(Prom the Phila. North American)
Save peach stones and save a sol
dier's life. To this appeal of the
United States government house
wives are already giving heed.
Peach stones are used as an impor
tant ingredient in the making of
gas masks, and that the production
of gas masks may in no way be di
minished through lack of this raw
material, the gas defense division
of the United States army has voic
ed its need. ,
Hundreds of grocery and food
stores, notified of the government's
desire to conserve peach stones and
the pits of plums, prunes, apricots
and walnuts, have in turn told their
Philadelphia, which is a center
for the manufacture of gas masks,
is particularly interested in the
movement. At the gas mask fac
tories in Kensington and Tacony it
was said that huge quantities of
peach stones are necessary to keep
up the output of the gas masks.
The Red Cross in this city, it is
expected, will be named as the
agency to handle the bagging and
shipping of the stones.
One Reason Why Beef Is High
(From the People's Home Journal)
The last ten years the population
of the United States has increased
18 per cent., while the herds of cat
tle that supply our beef have de
creased 20 per cent. This is one
of the reasons why meat is so scarce.
Argentina is. to-day, the most im
portant beef-producing country In
the world. It produces more than
half of the beef supply.
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/it/P' 'lke your new
Xl mo *orcarT
TIF ' I don't know.
! j! I'm sure It's
HI Wf much b "r than
li •*> ™J\lf 11 "ounds.
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Mr. Porker—l </\~hC^
I understand that j
j the ladles consld- ' , ~Y>i3EjSESk
|er me about the C,
1 dearest thing in J I J
the market. U I L, I
Mr. Ox Yes, "H
and the next tvAvi A .
thing you know
they'll be roast
lag you.
Why did you
loolt 80 Bhee P' B ' l
ffiSt ~ -A / when your hus
-1 'rjH band scolded
r/ I sheepish—l ' was
( _ I only cowed.
Have you read 40^1' y"*r~1~l-.
the new football P]l| I
No, I haven't. KM >
I suppose they B9|t I
permit the use of WBf LpxJ,"
; hand grenades i/VJ
! and asphyxiating "| [M
gases. IVV\
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" r ' gbt to Quarrel
L 'V V J with one's wife
r uJTill over tho telo
sjßS / /ft" |\ •'! That's the only
||B ' tlme to do it. You
\j| can shut her oft
li before she can
„ get in the last
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be related to roy- 1(1 I
alty so far away
in Europe? Vj j'W
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If any man gets the Idea that the
order for "rideless" Sundays is not
going to be observed in the country
he is mistaken. There have been
some intimations that in the rural
districts not much attention would
be paid to the decree and that while
folks might have uncomfortable mo
ments while operating cars in town
on the Sabbath they would be able
to bowl along Country lanes without
embarrassment. People who have
been around in Dauphin, Lebanon,
Cumberland and Perry counties the
last few days say that nofonly have
the farmers and other country
•dwellers who formerly used cars for
visiting around" become aware of
what the national authorities wish
and thoroughly in line with the
spirit, but that they are not going
to let "any city fellers" put it over
them by riding in the country. The
man in the country who has to
travel miles for his gasoline proba
bly appreciates what the fuel means
more than the man in town who has
to go only a few blocks to get a
pump. The deprivation of the Sun
day "visitin' " in the country is go
ing to fall heavily on country peo
ple, too. So the chances are that
not only will people who ran their
cars in the city last Sunday without
regard to regulations and got "tag
ged keep their cars in garages, but
they .will see that others do so. In
the country the farmers' boys, who
can raise as much disturbance as
their city pals, will also be on the
watch for slackers. And the "gag"
worked by some men who contended
that they were doctors will not go
v ery far. A man will have to show
that he is a doctor if he wants to
* # *
The State street bridge, which is
once more in the limelight because
of another of the perennial discov
!t , ls structurally weak,
furnished an interesting illustration
of strength yesterday afternoon. It
carried a trolley car, three dump
wagons, one of the light and power
company s huge trucks and a pleas
ure car all at once and without
seeming to mind it. The old bridge
has been much abused, but appears
U! L under the strain of
traffic as well as criticism.
Members of the Country Club of
Harrisburg are having a fine time
talking sheep these days. The prop
osition was made some time ago
that the club help along the wool
and mutton supply by using sheep
to keep the golf links in order in
stead of mechanical contrivances,
as „ koep Chairman Samuel C.
Todd, of the grounds committee,
awake at nights and cause Howard
M. Bingaman to blame loss of rec
ords on six or seven stalks of weeds
missed by the cutter. Now it seems
that most of the members of the
club are against the sheep, hut some
are vociferously for them. It is not
a .s u l ß l ion of flrst cost - Tha t is pro
vided for. The chief matter is main
tenance and whether thg sheep will
get in the range of shots by Casper
Dull or Major Prank M. Eastman
when they in long style.
The news from 'Washington that
the Council of National Defense has
aboutfaced on its attitude against
Christmas shopping was hailed with
delight by thousands of children in
Harrisburg and vicinity. When the
move against the shopping was
started there was a howl, but it
was not the newspapers and the
businessmen that swung the tide.
It was the youngsters, many of
whom brought it to attention of
their elders when men and women
had no voice.
• • *
More broomcorn is being grown
in Dauphin county than known for
a long time, remarked a man at one
of the markets this morning. Many
of the fields of corn are bordered
by rows of broom and there seems
to be a future for this kind of corn
in this neighborhood. Broom corn
has not been extensively grown here
abouts, but the high prices for
brooms have caused farmers to plant
it and in many cases it is worth
more than "regular" com. Some
of the farmers expect to realize
handsomely as people are already
around trying to buy it.
♦ * *
Agitation for a change of the sea
son for blackbirds so that they may
be shot during August when the
flocks are large and the birds in
clined to be troublesome, especially
in the Dauphin and Cumberland
oatsflelds, and about orchards is be
ing heard of about here. The sea
son begins on September 1, accord
ing to the new game code, and while
there are some who believe that the
seasons should be allowed to have
the test of two years the sentiment
in favor of allowing blackbirds to
be shot earlier is unquestionably
growing. Some of the reports com
ing here tell of immense flocks be
ing seen in the northern counties the
middle of the month, but a very ap
parent movement toward the south
the last week. In our nearby coun
ties the birds have been more or less
troublesome and the number is
greater than usual. However, it is
seldom that they remain in any
quantity after September is well un
der way and if the sport should be
poor this year the Legislature will
hear of it. Many Dauphin farmer
boys were out with their shot
guns on Monday morning to get a
try at the birds. Continued reports
of good hatching conditions among
the pheasants and quail in
Cumberland are coming in and the
indications are that there will be
more quail than usual in some of the
—Samuel Rea, president of the
various corporations in the Pennsyl
vania system, works as hard as he
ever did, in spite of the big change.
—W. J. Brennen. the Pittsburgh
lawyer who was here for the State
Democratic meeting, is in Washing
ton on matters connected with the
Order of Eagles, of which he is a
prominent national officer.
—Parke H. Davis, another promi
nent Democrat, is one of the foot
ball authorities of- the country.
—Mayor Thomas B. Smith, of
Philadelphia, lias been playing golf
at Delaware river resorts.
—Commissioner H. M. McClure
followed the baseball scores closely
yesterday. He used to play him
self. *
—That Harrisburg Is making
parts for naval vessels and
plates for the Pacific trade?
—John Harris helped equip the
in l7 C 7°s? Pany mUed ln thiS B * cU "