Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, September 27, 1918, Page 14, Image 16

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A man that studieth revenge keeps
his- otcn wounds green.—Francis
MERCHANTS generally are oc
' cepting as gracefully as they
may the proposal of Mr.
Hickok that they open their stores
at 9 o'clock and close them at 5:30,
during the cold months. For many
this change of hours means nothing
more than a little more concentra
tion of sales during a shorter period.
With others readjustments must be
worked out to meet individual or
group conditions and a few dealers
may for a time suffer serions incon
venience, no doubt, which under nor
mal conditions they would not have
been asked to undergo.
But we are living in a period when
thought of self must be submerged
in consideration of the greatest good
for the greatest number. Unques
tionably much fuel will be saved by
the new regulations, and every pound
of coal that can saved is so much
more fuel to be diverted to the coal
bins of private consumers. So pa
triotic merchants are signing the
shorter hours agreement and rear
ranging their business accordingly.
In a few weeks we shall have
grown used tc the 9 o'clock opening
and 5:30 o'clock closing anS the
change will be a matter to which
we shall give no more thought. Time
was when business people believed'
it necessary to open their shops at
7 in the morning and to keep them
open until 10 at night. Strange to
say, there were clerks in those times
who endured these slavish flfteen
hour working days and stuck to their
job. Now we know that such hours
are unnecessary; indeed, that they
are bad for business as well as for
working forces. We are selling more
, goods in less time than ever we did
under the long hours system, and the
working day can be made even
shorter without reducing the busi
ness of the average merchant.
The civilian population is leaving
Metz; beating the Army to it, as if
were. *
the administration's press
agent, does a good stroke of
work toward the winning of the war.
But taken by and large his efforts as
chairman of the Committee on Pub
lic Information have been expen
sive and of small value. Creel has
been getting into hot water on an
average of once a week ever since
his appointment. He has cost the
government hundreds of thousands
of dollars in white paper and print
ing that have gone unused into thou
sands of <editorial wastebaskets and
it is a question if he has not done
more harm than gopd.
The Philadelphia Notth American
takes him severely to task for his
latest break, the official indorsement
of a book called "Two Thousand
Questions and Answers About the
War," which turns out to be such
a vicious bit of Hun propaganda
that it has been withdrawn from cir
"This volume has attained un
usual notoriety,'-' says the North
American. The book carries an in
troduction writtei\ by Creel, in which
he recommends it as giving "the
background of difficulties out of
which the war rose." and declares
that in his judgment it "constitutes
a vital part of the national defense."
But the National Security League, a
patriotic organization, charges that
it is "a masterpiece of Hun #ropa
ganda," and that the German gov
ernment itself "could not have de
vised anything more iniftdlous, more
calculated to destroy our faith in our
Allies and to insinuate into the
American mind excuses for Ger
"The author, or compiler, is J.
W. Muller," continues the North
American. "He says that of the 2.-
000 answers there were only thlrty-
five against which any objection
coilld be lodged. Nevertheless Creel
now asserts that in June he discov
ered thl suspicious fact that the
book, ostensibly a war 'catechism'
for the instruction of Americans,
gives no hint anywhere of 'the fun
damental truth that Germany was
responsible for the war.' Examina
tion shows that the blame is im
partially distributed by the writer of
the book among Germany, Britain,
France, Russia, Se'rvia and Italy.
"Many other, extracts have been
cited to support the charge of subtle
pro-German advocacy* For example,
German rule in Alsace-Lorraine is
defended, the political laws being
termed 'reasonable and liberal.'
There are intimations that poison
gas, Germany's own weapon, was
first used in this war by the French,
in their turpenite shells, and that a
similar device was emplqyed by the
British against the Boers. Servia is
represented as more guilty than Aus
tria-Hungary in respect to starting
the war. The Lusitania massacre is
dismissed with two assertions—first,
that Germany warned Americans not
tx> sail on the ship; and, second, that
she offered to pay indemnities for
the citizens of this country who
were slain. There is not a word to
suggest that the sinking was an act
of criminal and murderous lawless
The North American does not ac
cuse Creel of disloyalty, but It sub
mits that a young man who dasjies
off "indorsements" for patriotic
booklets, giving them the sanction
of government approval when. In
reality, they are merely so much
enemy propaganda, is no fit man for
the important place he holds. With
this opinion those who have observed
Creel and his obnoxious attempts to
reflect credit upon the national ad
ministration at the expense of truth
Will agree.
Creel was a "yellow" Journalist
before he' took the Job of publicity
man for the Democratic party, draw
ing a fat salary for the service from
the government, and he has not Io
gotten his early ways. His "faking"
of our "first sea fight" will be re
called. So will his misstatements
regarding the progress of our aero
plane program. And only recently
General March felt called upon to
deny a typical "Creelism" which the
every-ready typewriter of the pub
licity man enclosed. in quotation
marks and ascribed to the aforemen
tioned chief of staff, without the
formality of verifying the "inter
view." General March wouldn't
stand for Creel and his faking, and
the President should not. The Amer
ican people are entitled to "the
truth, the whole truth and nothing
but the truth." and it will go hard
with any man or men who withhold
the truth, or color It, or garble it,
or Juggle it, once the people whose
war this is are thoroughly convinced
that they are being deceived. If Creel
must be kept on the payroll why not
give us the truth about him? Why
not call him the chairman of public
State Medical Society meets In Har
risburg next year. Those medicos
have been Keeping an eye on the
Penn-Harrls. and a conventlon-a-day
wlll soon be the rule.
THE banks of Harrisburg will
borrow money, if necessary, to
accomViodate the people of
city who wgnt loans to cover their
purchases of Liberty Bonds,' said
William Jennings to the industrial
committee of bond campaigners the
other evening, and Donald McCor
mick and Andrew S. Patterson, the
other chairmen present, expressed
the same views.
Any bank in Harrisburg will loan
money on your Liberty Bonds. It
w'ill finance your purchase and help
you carry the load for a period of
ninety days, while you save the
money to cancel the remainder of
the debt. •
Or. If you prefer to buy at the rate
of $1 a week for fifty weeks for each
$5O bond for which you subscribe,
you may do it that way.
Is there any wage earner or sal
aried man in Harrisburg so poor he
cannot buy bonds under those con
As showing their German military
training, the Turks are "retreating
to victory" in Palestine*— What a pity
those British didn't let 'em get away
instead of capturing 40,000 and tak
ing over thousands of guns and im
portant stores. Constantly these Al
lied chaps are interfering with pre
arranged and orderly retirements on
the part of the "invincible" enethy!
THE FTanco-American drive in
the Alßne valley, while not so
spectacular as the attack on St.
Mihiel, may have equally important
results. Indeed, with its threat .to
outflank the ore district of Brley and
the fortifications of Metz, it is a di
rect result of the St. Mihiel victory
and is a much better way of ad
vancing than along the now more or
less well-defended St. Mihiel front.
A continuance of the plunge may
bring a general retirement of the
Germans all the way from Belgium
to the bordys of Switzerland. Laon,
St. Quentin# the Briey iron fields and
Metz itself may go down before con
tinued progress of the Franco-Amer
ican forces. The whole world will
watch with deepest interest this
latest development of General Foch's
great offensive. It is the most im
portant since the Germans were
thrown back at the Marne.
If there is truth in the report
that the Kaiser has a nervous break
down, it's doubtless a severe attack,
Kaiser certainly has a lot of
nerve. •
The theatrical managers are com
plaining of a Mintage of chorus girls.
Probably most of the old ladles ace
knitting for the Army this year.
By the Ex-Committeeman
Senator William C. Sproul and
Senator Edward E. Beldleman, Re
publican nominees for Governor and
Lieutenant Governor, who are at the
Reading fair to-day, will not make
any speeches except for the Liberty
Ix>an during the coming week, ac
cording to present plans, but will de
vote considerable of their time to
visiting various gatherings. The two
Senators have accepted invitations
to speak for the loan and will also
send letters urging subscriptions.
Next Monday both will help loan
committees in their home localities
and Tuesday will be at various gath
erings in Delaware county. Wednes
day they will visit Bellefonte and
various places in Center county, in
cluding fairs; Thursday they will be
in Clearfield county and Friday tour
Indiana county.
Democratic state headquarters
people expect that the same plan of
refraining from, campaign speeches
will be followed by Democratic can
didates next week. Most of the Dem
ocratic nominees will speak at loan
meetings. State Chairman Lawrence
H. Rupp will be one of the speak
—Speaking at Pittsburgh Senator
Sproul told men interested in edu
cational matters that it will be nec
essary to appropriate more money
for public schools and that the
friends of the plan to relieve the
teachers will have to help in finding
new sources of revenue. Until the
Pennsylvania constitution is amend
ed to provide for levying of gradu
ated taxes, the income source in the
state cannot be tapped. The neces
sary amendment was defeated by
the people several years ago and is
again on its way through the Legis
lature but cannot be submitted to
the people before November, 1919.
—War time was reflected in the
addresses made at the annual meet
ing of the York County Republican
Club, on Wednesday, when more
than one hundred enthusiastic mem
bers gathered to hear addresses by
several candidates and others and to
transact annual business. James H.
Findley' was elected to his third
term as president. He presided
Wednesday night, with W. R. But
torft acting as financial secretary;
Charles J. Gotwalt, recording secre
tary, and William H. Eisenhart,
—Some of the Democrats in Berks
county are making faces over the
President's appointment of Lot W.
Reiff, of Reading, to succeed William
M. Croll as naval officer of customs
at the Philadelphia Customs House.
Mr. Cross, who held that office for
five years, recently resigned to run
for congress in the Berks county
district. He was defeated, however,
and it was expected he would be re
turned to his old post. E. H. Boch
has been acting naval officer at the
customs house since 'April 9. Mr.
Reiff, who is 55 years old, was at
one time a member of the State Leg
islature. He is active in Democratic
state politics. Cross was a Palmer
man, but may not be hereafter.
—Mayor Thomas B. Smith, of
Philadelphia, is to be arrested on a
charge of violating city ordinances in
securing the selection of E. R. Guhe
hus, former secretary to Senator <y
win H. Vare, as supervisor of play
grounds. It will be recalled that the
mayor got into a row with men on
the playground board because they
refused to name Gudehus and re
moved some of them. Then Gude
hus was elected. It is odd that the
charge was made by Otto T. Mallery,
a member of the state industrial
board, friend of Governor Brum
baugh and well known in.most of
the uplift movements. The Inquirer
says: "Mayor Smith is now under
indictment charged with violations
of the Shern law forbidding partici
pation in politics by municipal office
holders. The charge grew out of the
Fifth ward election irregularities
which resulted in the murder of Po
liceman George A. Eppley. The new
affidavit alleges that Mayor Smith
demanded that Ernest L. Tustin,
Rabbi Henry Berkowitz and Miss So
phia L. Ross, then members of the
board of recreation, elected Gudehus
to the post of supervisor, as the
mayor personally desired to reward
him, and had promised him an ap
pointment on the city pay roll as a
reward for personal services."
—The time for filing nomination
petitions for the two Supreme Court
seats to be filled at the November i
election expired last night and
when the department of the Secre
tary of the Commonwealth closed no
petitions had been filed since Tues
day. There are now nine candidates
in the field and George D. Thorn,
chief clerk, says that he doubts
whether any of them can withdraw.
"The nonpartisan act says in one
part that a candidate having been
nominated or filing papers after a
primary can not withdraw," said he.
"I take that to mean that there can
be no withdrawals. If any is per?
missible 4 o'clock Friday afternoon
would be the time."
—The men who have filed for the
Supreme Court will have their names
on the ballot in alphabetical order
and in the order of filing papers
they are E. J. Fox. Easton, and Alex
ander Simpson, Jr., Philadelphia,
present justices by appointment of
the Governor; A. V. Dively, Altoona;
J. W. Borton, Smethport, president
Judge of McKean county; Henry
Budd and Edwin M. Abbott, Phila
delphia; Charles B. Lenahan, Wilkes-
Barre; John W. Kephart, judge of
the Superior Court, Ebensburg, and
J. J. Kintner, Lock Haven. Voters
will be able to vote for but one.
Women Should Be Welcomed
Three methods of training work
ers for war jobs in England are fi
nanced exclusively or in part by the
ministry of munitions—training in
technical schools, training In in
structional factories, and training in
instructional bays of industrial fac
tories. JThe last two methods are
used in teaching women mechanical
Th% Training and Dilution Service
of the United States Department of
Labor is profiting by the experience
of the British in working out meth
ods and practices.
One thing that is emphasized in
Great Britain is the necessity for
making the difficult transition from
household occupations to mechanical
work as easy as possible for women.
To accomplish this a warm welcome
from the skilled men already at
work in their trades counts heavily.
The women appreciate thoroughly
the good will of the other workers
and are not satisfied if they feel that
their presence is considered an in
trusion. —Committee on Public In
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To the Editor of the Telegraph:
The press has in the past few days
given much space to the fact that
certain American brewers "oaned the
sum of $3 75,000 to Arthur Brisbane,
which sum he used in the purchase
of the Washington Times.
In many publications referring *.o
this matter the word "German" is
applied to the word "brewer," and
there is continued and persistent ef
fort to create in the minds of read
ers the impression that the brewers
are as a class unpatriotic. The at
tempt to create and foster this im
pression is to give birth to and nour
ish what is a malicious and coward
ly lie!
More than ninety per cent, of all
the brewers in the United States
are American born. And in a very
large proportion of cases their par
ents were American born.
What money they have has been
made in American business and in
vested in America. Since the begin
ning of the war brewers have been
among the largest purchasers of
every Liberty Bond issue, the total
of their subscriptions amounting to
many millions of dollars. They have
contributed in large amounts to the
Red Cross and other war activities.
Brewers themselves are wearing
the uniform of service and the sons
and grandsons of brewers are fight
ing under the Stars and Stripes.
In the many acts of disloyalty dis
covered by the Department of Justice
prior to and during the war, there
is not one single instance where any
brewer, directly or indirectly, has in
any way been found guilty of any act
which could be considered disloyal.
Much publicity has been given to
the fact that before the war com
menced brewers of the country con
tributed money to the German-
American Alliance for the purpose
of contesting prohibition. Not one
single dollar was ever paid to the
; German-American Alliance by any
brewer after the declaration of war
between Germany and our country,
and this fact is well known to every
man who has Investigated this sub-
It has never been shown and can
never be shown that any American
brewer has contributed, directly or
indirectly, to the dissemination of
any unpatriotic propaganda!
A few days ago our President is
sued a proclamation forbidding the
manufacturer of beer after Decem
ber 1. Despite the fact that this
order destroys a billion dollars'
worth of property, it has been ac
cepted by the brewers without com
plaint, because they realize that in
the judgment of our President such
a ruling Is necessary to the success
of the war program.
Are certain politicians, disappoint
ed in their ambitions, and those who
are opposed to the consumption of
any beverage with the slightest trace
of alcohol, so powerful that they can
use the horrors of this distressing
war to heap odium and disgrace upon
a class of citizens whoso loyalty,
measured by whatevpr standard, is
one hundred per cent. American?
We are not making this appeal In
behalf of our property or our product
but as American citizens appealing
to you to help protect the good name
of ourselves and our families.
Anything To Please
Germany has now proved she is
efitirely reasonable in her plans for
acquisition of conquered territory.
She is willing to adopt any one of
three methods —to fight for it (so
long as there is a chance to win),
or to get it by bribing opposing
leaders (as in the case of Russia),
or to negotiate for it (as proposed
through its vassal, Austria). —Kansas
City Star. #
British Engineering and Shipbuild
ing Trades Unions have asked for an
advance in wages of 100 per cent,
above pre-war rates.
On September 30, at Boston, Mass.,
International Association of Plast
erers of the United States and Can
ada will convene.
At Slldell, La., colored stationary
firemen have organized and affiliated
with the International Brotherhood
of Stationary Firemen.
Salaries of elementary school teach
ers in Middlesex, England, have been
raised £14,800 per annum, and later
on will be raised by £ 67,200.
San Diego (Cal.) street car men
have organlzedand affiliated with the
Amalgamated Association of Street
and Electric employes. .
Will Mr. Wilson Attend to This?
From the New York Sun
A CAMPAIGN circular signed in
autographic facsimile by W. D.
Jamieson, Assistant Treasurer
of the Democratic National Commit
tee, and countersigned in ordinary
Roman capital letters by C.
McCormick, Chairman, serves to il
lustrate the adjournment of politics
in this extraordinary fashion:
"You know the glorious record of
achievement of our party since Pres
ident Wilson was elected. You know
the constructive and progressive laws
which have been passed affecting
our domestic and economic concerns.
"You know our glorious war rec
ord. We stayed out until the full
ness of time, but since going In we
have amazed the world and amazed
ourselves with what we have done
in every line of activity. President
Wilson has handled the whole situ
ation in such a way that he has not
only won the loving and enthusiastic
admiration of our own people, but
he has by the very force of merit
won the place of world leadership
among the peoples who Believe in
freedom and democracy.
"Is he not entitled to the support
of a Congress that is with him on
the 100 per cent, basis, not only
on war matters, but on his other
"You realize a Republican Con
gress means a divided authority. Do
you want him to be blocked In this
great world enterprise by any such
obstruction? Don't you realize that
any such division of authority or
any such hampering means a lessen
ing of our war efficiency?
"The election of a Republican
Congress in November would be
viewed as a defeat for President
Wilson by our allies, and particularly
by our enemies. It would be viewed
in Germany as a proof of their un
warranted claim that our country is
not behind our war President. It
would be a source of comfort and
elation to the Kaiser and his co
This is the production of a nin
compoop, but he is a nincompoop
who requires the prompt and vig
orous application of the snuffers.
He is capable of doing more harm
["Our cavalry have rescued Naz
areth from the enemy whose super
men described Christianity as a creed
for slaves."]
The Emperor mocked at Nazareth
In his almighty hom 1 .
The Slave that bowed himself to
And walked with slaves in Nazareth,
What were His words but wasted
Before that "will to power."
Yet, in the darkest hour of all.
When black defeat began,
The Emperor heard the mountains
He felt the graves beneath him shake,
He watched his legions rally and
And he whimpered as they ran.
"I hear a shout that moves the earth,
A cry that wakes the dead!
Will no one tell me whence they
For all my messengers are dumb?
What power is this that comes to
And breaks my power?" he said.
Then, all around his foundering guns,
Though dawn was now not far.
The darkness filled with a living fear
That whispered at the Emperor's ear,
"The armies of the dead draw near
Beneath an eastern star."
The trumpet blows in Nazareth.
The Slave is risen again!
Across the bitter wastes of death.
The horsemen ride from Nazareth,
And the Power we mocked as wasted
Returns, in power, to reign;
Rides on, in white, through Nazareth,
To savo His world again.
A Book He Didn't Need
A soldier, very swarthy in hue, en
tered the American Library Associa
tion's library at Camp Sevier, S. C.,
and asked for books In -modern
Greek. He was offered, among oth
ers, one of the Balkan War. He
smiled, but shook his head. Quickly
unbuttoning his shirt he showed a
terrific old scar on hiß shoulder.
"I fought in that war," he said,
"and I know all I want to know
about It, '
if he is allowed to keep on as he is
going than a dozen Prussian and
Bavarian divisions.
Who will suppress him, before his
reckless damfoolishness gets in its
deadly work? There is little hope
of Vance McCormick's doing the pa
triotic job, for the name of that po
tentate of adjourned politics appears
legibly as an indorser of the docu
ment from which we have quoted.
Tumulty, sitting at the closed door
of adjourned politics, might do the
squelching: but from what we know,
of Tumulty we fear he won't, at
least of his owti motion.
A single word, however, from be
yond that closed door to either Mc-
Cormick or Tumulty would be
quickly effective.
About half of the American citi
zens standing behind President Wil
son for the winning of the war are
those Republicans whom the nin
compoop would shut out, if he could,
from representation in the Federal
legislature while the war lasts. Cer
tainly one-half of the wealth of the
nation is In the pockets or bank ac
counts or personal property sched
ules of those Republicans whom the
nincompoop would exclude from the
rights and privileges of American
democracy while they are assisting
the President to win the victory that
is to insure the future safety of
| world democracy.
It is inconceivable that the Presl-
I dent should regard this as an oppor
tune time for the exhibition, in his
name, of such unscrupulous politics,
such shamelessly narrow and reck
less partisanship.
The same sense of dignity and
responsibility to a united nation of
Democrats and Republicans which
impelled him to veto the 'plan for a
Presidential swing around the circle
in this Liberty bond month in the
interest of Democratic candidates in
doubtful districts will prompt him
now to speak through the closed
door the word which shall cause
Tumulty to communicate with Mc-
Cormick, and shall thereupon cause
Vance McCormick )0 take his nin
compoop by the left ear and propel
him inexorably to the Tower of
[From the Philadelphia Bulletin] !
On Saturday Raymond Robbins,
of this state, made a speech in the
House of Representatives denounc
ing the Administration for spending
so much money on cantonments, etc.,
in the South and so little in the
North, where nearly all the taxes
are paid. It was a speech made for
political effect, and has been so re
ceived by Democratic members who
are said to be preparing answers.
As to the partisan matter there is
no need for discussion here, but Mr.
RobHJns did give some iigures about
this state in the war which are worth
lifting out of the Congressional
Record morgue and being given the
light of publicity.
The man-power of Peiwsylvania
ir. the war is giVen as follows:
Keystone Division (Twen
ty-bighth) 37,500
Machine Gun Battalion
(Rainbow) 750
Regular Army 80,000
Navy and Marines 15,000
Drafted men 198,245
Total 321,495
So far os the regular army, navy
and marines are concerned, the fig
ures seem modest and perhaps there
are some units from this state which
may not be accounted for. In any
event the number is probably below
the truth.
This year Pennsylvania paid just
a trifle less than $500,000,000 in
Federal taxes and the sum will be
much larger when adjustments now
in progress are completed. Mr.
Robbins complains that this state got
less than nine millions for encamp
ments. He offers two tables, show
ing distribution of encampment
Fifteen Southern
States received
over $490,000,000
Fourteen Northern
States received.. 200,000,000
The fifteen South
ern States paid in •
taxes 291,000,000
The fourteen
Northern $2,100,000,000
Certainly Pennsylvania can claim
that in man-power and In taxes it
has done its share and its glory
is that so far it has suffered tar
more casualltles than any other
state, both actually and relatively
to enlistments. Pennsylvania is
making no bargains over its patriot
ism. It la doing its full duty. If all
do as well there will be no oomplalnt
SEPTEMBER 27,1918.
Kaiser and His Own Tonic
[From tho Kansas City Star.]
Why, what is this, the kaiser In a
nervous breakdown and despondent?
Let him turn inynediately to the
kaiser's speech before the Krupp
workers, delivered no longer ago
than last Thursday, and there read
the cheering and comforting words
uttered for the cure of just such
cases. Some of the workers had
been feeling a little down in the
mouth, but the kaiser told them that
to doubt was to show Ingratitude
to Gott.
The kaiser ought to read that
speech. Then maybe he will know
whether the workers felt any better
when they heard It. He will find
he told them Germany was sure
to come out all right because Ger
mans sang "Eine Feste Burg Ist Un
ser Gott." If the kaiser's Gott Is, a
fortress into which he has consider!,
ately allowed the German people to
take refuge with him, he ought to be
as well able to feel Its strength as
they. Is the kaiser beginning to
doubt the fortress? If so, lie must
doubt the kaiser, too, which Is worse
than ingratitude of Gott—lt is lese
majesty to the kaiser.
Really, unless the kaiser bucks
up the Krupp workers may have to
go over to Potsdam and make him
a speech. And It has always been
thought to be a bad sign for kings
when their subjects do that. Louis
XVI heard some oratory of that
sort and r.ever seemed to have any
luck afterwards.
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Cumberland, Adams and Frank
lin county fishermen will benefit at
the expense of anglers of Berks,
Lehigh and Northampton as the re
sult of a couple of wrecks on the
Reading railway this week and In
cidentally, the state will not loso
some young fish. The State Depart
ment of Fisheries Is sending out blue
gill "sunnies" from Its hatcheries by
the thousand. Commissioner Nathan
R. Buller has been specializing in
this fish and there has been a large
output, which is being shipped In
cans to fishermen, sportsmen and
fhe er fi C sh e ar^n n Wh ° asree to "e that
o make rr° ( Perly distributed and
tn*r? e 'tu ° ver th lcty cans consigned
twentv fo!Tr Pt h° n county were he ld up
twenty-four hours here a few davs
sfate a Fish n e 3 H the n tima KOt short tho
ed f Department was ask
freicht nu d ( °, ab °, ut the perishable
who hU Clerk Stackhouse,
mT,! 11 ? eye to business, called
berland°V n 6r f ° lk , 3 up ln the Cum
bei land Valley and got their eager
to look after the cans and
offl'ni "°t'hed the perplexed Reading
officials to ship the fish in another
direction. That is where Franklin
county won out. Yesterday there
CumhnrUoa flelay and thfs time
and Berks fi l° Unty Was the winner
and Berks fishermen will get a new
More complaints about increases
of fare on trolley lines in PennsvL
vanla have been filed with the Pub
week then . Commlsa '°n in the last
The nnllf 1 ' n , some recent months,
whnt fJT J " are mainly against
" „ known as second advances.
' number of the trolley com
panies have been sending fares ad
vanced to six cents some time ago
to seven and eight cents, to take ef-
J" °, ctober - Some companies
bave t0 defend two sets of com
plaints against fares, while attacks
on car service are numerous.
Jesse E. B. Cunningham, the law
yer, says he thinks he has found
his vocation. Mr. Cunningham is
one of the lawyers who has been
making- Liberty Loan speeches at
theaters, and the other evening he
was part of a vaudeville bill. He
was in between an acrobat and a
singer. Next day he was told by
an earnest admirer that the theater
had a pretty good bill. "I think 111
join up with Hopkins if they like
me that much," said he.
• * *
Ross A. Hickok, the federal fuel
administrator, is kept so busy he
does not have time to note the pass
ing of the seasons. He appeared
one of the cool days with a straw
hat, although almost every one was
wearing a felt hat and glad to do it.
He says there is always a warm spell
about October 1 and there is plenty
of time to change.
• • •
Some of the members of the Har
risburg Reserves have shown a re
markable dosire to practice with *
their shotguns the last week or so.
The difficulty heretofore has been to
get the men to practice. Now they
are clamoring for more ammuni
tion. The reason is that some of*
them have located blackbirds and
starlings and want to do a little
work in advance of the bird season
which starts next month.
• * •
Dr. Joseph Kalbfus, the veteran
secretary of tho State Game Com
mission, is home from a trip through
eastern states following the confer
ence of game commissioners in NeW
York. The doctor has been one of
those who had opinions of his own
about the federal action against reed
bird shooting. He found other state
officials who had the same ideas
and they had an interesting inter
change of views with people from
Washington. Dr. Kalbfus is hope
ful that when the folks down south
discover that what is called the reed
bird in the northern states and the
bobolink further north is the one
that destroys rice fields that there
will be a change in procedure. The
reCd bird, he holds, should be legal
game here as the state law makes
it, because of the damage that the
bird does and the food supply it
furnishes. On his way home Dr.
Kalbfus was in northern counties
and found sportsmen keenly inter
ested in the bear which are reported
as fairly numerous and inclined to
raid hives.
• •
George D. Thorn, who will be
come Deputy Secretary of the Com
monwealth next Tuesday, is com
mencing to hear about it. .Because
he has been chief clerk and oblig
ing for years at the State Depart
ment he has many friends and they
are congratulating him upon his ad
vancement. Frederic A. Godcharles,
who leaves the office under the state
law which gives him half pay dur
ing war service, is also getting fare
well words, especially from stamp
collectors and marksmen who wish
him luck in the army.
• • • •
A man "ame here from New York
to work at a certfiin trade and soon
after he got here he received his
check for the previous week's work
in the big city. It made tho Har
rlsburg workers stare and three of
them have gene to New York. The
man from Manhattan continues to
work in Harrisburg and says the cost
of living, whilo bad enough, is lower,
—Senator William C, Sproul, nom
inee for Governor, had a birthday
a few days ago, but no one knew it.
—Senator Clarence J. Buckman,
who will be president of the next
Senate, is not yet forty.
—Col. G. C. Rlckards, command
ing the 112 th infantry, writes home
about heavy captures of German
stores in the Marne region.
—Bishop Thomas J. Garland, of
Philadelphia, has been visiting at
the seashore.
—Adjutant General Beary, who
spoke to students here this week,
is to address boys in towns in East
ern Pennsylvania next week.
—P. P. Reislng, of Rochester, has
been elected head of the association
of yardmasters of the ljlg Pitts
burgh district.
—Lieutenant Arthur Nelson, of
Kane, home on leave "after tho
Marne campaign, has been promoted
to be captain and detailed to Camp
"Sherman as an Instructor.
.—That Harrtsburg is noted as
one of the best-lighted river
fronts In tho state J
—One hundred rears ago there
were tan stage Unas oomlng to Har-