Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 02, 1918, Page 8, Image 8

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burg. Pa., as second class matter.
By carrier, ten cents a
*, week; by mail, ,$5.00
w 'i2>- a year in advance.
Wherefore let him that thinketh
he standeth take heed lest he fall. —
7. Cor. 10:12.
IT is most regrettable that reports
should be reaching State draft
headquarters and the offices of;
the State government that men have
been charging Pennsylvanians called
under the selective service act for
making out their questionnaires.
This is against the very spirit of the I
American people in the war, and the!
Congress and the officials charged j
with administering Ihe draft pro- |
vided for legal advisory boards and j
boards of instruction to give aid and |
advice to the registrants. And yet i
there are men with souls so dead !
that in war time they aro charging j
drafted men for making out their
papers. In one county a charge of
$1 is reported for helping a regis
trant. In another, fifty cents seems
to be the tax. In Cumberland
county It is reported that a man
charged a registrant $1.25. Happily,
the latter case has been reported to
authorities and the name of the man
L may soon be known.
There is no legal or mpral right
for a man to charge a registrant for
helping him on a questionnaire. If
the man asked to help is too busy
he can slide out of it by sending the :
registrant to a lawyer. He ought j
not to be too busy. But to charge
him is not the spirit of Pennsylvania j
In war time.
And, similarly, while aldermen, I
Justices of the peace and notaries
have authority to charge for admin
istering an oath to a registrant It is
to lie hoped that, in the language of
a letter Issued by tho Attorney Gen
eral's Department, there are not
many so unpatriotic as to do it.
Isn't it about time for the Allies to
warn the Kaiser as to what is going
to happen to Germany if the Ger
mans don't stop burning towns?
THE men of the United States,
with few exceptions, aro ready
to fight whenever Uncle Sam
' shall say tho word. Army life no
longer holds terrors even for tho
most timid. If the truth could be
known it would probably be re
corded that in his heart of hearts
the average man at homo is bemoan
ing conditions that prevent him from
joining in the great adventure.
Little more than a year ago, when
the first draft numbers were drawn,
selective service was an untried ex
periment. We had just turned from,
ways of peace to a state of war, and
it was not without many misgivings
that men thought of throwing up
their Jobs, Jostling themselves out of
the old, easy, soft ways of living nnd
donning the uniform for service
Now, however, all Is different.
Letters from friends, newspaper
stories of daring deeds and stirring
experiences have torn aside the veil
of uncertainty and shown us an op
portunity for high service and for
great experience such as Americans
of this generation have not known.
The period in which we live Is one
of constant and tremendous change.
We no longer dread the thought of
breaking old ties or tho difficulty of
establishing new connections, once
the old are broken. We are con
vinced that the draft law Is fairly
drawn and honestly administered.
Therefore, we go serenely about our
dally work, content to let the draft
hoard set for us tho date upon
which we, shall lay down the tool
\or the pen and take up the rifle.
Our changed state of mind Is no
Ner Illustrated than by the Jndif
. X® ot the public to the drawing
numbers for the third draft
Ny at Washington. When
X lottery was held little
\ar ago, crowds stood
'/paper bulletin boards
' yt and eagerly purchased
/ Had their positions in
the draft and the order In which
they expected to bo called. Of
courso, this present lack of Interest
is partly due to the fact that the
draft numbers do npt mean much
pow. In the first place, men from
19 to 21 and from 31 to 37 will be
first to go under tho new act, and
these will be classified and only
class 1 men will be summoned.
After that, class 1 men from 37 to
46 will be taken. The only value
the draft numbers now have, there
fore. is to designate the order In
which class 1 men will be sum
moned, for It Is not expected that
the war will go to the place where
deferred classes will have to be
called for active service.
But even men who know they will
be among the first to go showed so
little Interest that the government
made no effort to give out the num
bers as they were drawn. The men
of the nation are far more intent
upon what is being accomplished on
the other side than they are in the
date of their call to service. They
are to fight any time and, if
truth be told, mighty glad for the
excuse when Uncle Sam , says the
If you think you have a hard Job.
Mr. Liberty Bond Solicitor, just think
of the job of the poor German who
i has to go out and sell war bonds.
DON'T be deceived* by tho good
news from Europe; the war is
not over, nor nearly over.
The danger of the moment is that
we shall become too optimistic. The
war may run through another year.
Certainly, it will continue for many
months, if we pause in cur efforts
now, or fail to support the Govern
ment with our money, the war may
be indefinitely prolonged, for armies
cannot continue to win victories
without supplies, and supplies can
not be purchased without money.
Indeed, there is more reason than
ever that we should pour out our
dollars more liberally at this moment j
than if the fighting were at a stand
still. The tremendous efforts of our
armies over the seas aro costing mil
lions upon millions of dollars every j
day. Armies in action are far more '
expensive to maintain than armies j
occupying fixed positions in trenches. !
They are burning up immense quan
tities of ammunition every day, and
this must be replaced, and replaced
again and again, as often as con
sumed. The harder the fighting the
more money the Government must
have. The nearer to Germany our
armies get the more support they
will need.
This is no time to falter. This is
no time to conclude that the war is
nearly over and victory secure with
out further efforts on our part. This
is a time for all good, loyal Ameri
cans to get together and push the
Fourth Liberty Loan over the top,
just as the men in France are push
ing the Germans out of Franco and
Belgium. We must put our dollars
behind our soldiers in such a vast
heap that they will never lack for
a single necessity. We must make
the bullets for thorn to shoot.
If we permit ourselves to be lulled
now into a sense of false security we
shall rue it bitterly. It we fall in
this loan we will find ourselves fac
ing the necessity of subscribing to
many more issues. Let us make this
one so big that history will write it
down not as a Liberty Loan but as
a Victory Loan.
Imagine yourself as the man whose
duty It Is to come into tho Kaiser's
headquarters and report: "All Highest,
I have to announce that tho German
armies are in full retreat toward the
that men may not shoot wood
cock In Pennsylvania before
(he opening of the season' specified
In tho State game code, notwith
standing the fact that tho federal
authorities havo established a season
starling twenty days earlier, is ap
parently sound. Wo are willing to
overlook many things to win tho
war and to keep to ourselves opin
ions on noma matters of an essential
character In which rights are cur
tailed for the general benefit. We
can settle them after the war.
But here we have an Instance
where the United States authorities
proceed to fix a season for game dif
ferent from what we have specified
In our game code. Our code Is the
result of many months' study and
careful deliberation,. And It Is done
without much consultation with
State authorities,
It would net be a bad plan for the
federal officials In charge of garno
laws, beoause hlrda are not well ac
quainted with geography and fly
over State lines, to study our gumo
code and try to help us In conserva
tion and regulation, instead of set
ting up a collection of rules whlch
are in collision with those of a State
on a subject which has nothing
whatever to do with winning the
Germany la talking of a dictator.
We thought that is what the Kaiser is,
. gy,. i
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by tho Ex-Committeeman
Certification of tho nominations
fcr the November election will begin
at tho Department of tho Socretury
of the Commonwealth within tho
next ten days. The final form of
the ballots will be passed upon by
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Cyrus E. Woods this week and as
soon as tho proofs are finished tho
official copies will be printed. Ono
will be sent to each county. It
will contain all state nominations
! and party squares. The ballot will
! also contain the two nonpartisan
I tickets, tho Supreme and Superior
Courts, and also tho Constitutional
Amendments, two of which are to'
be voted on.
it is expected that the changes
In the congressional, senatorial and
legislative nominees which have been
under way because of withdrawals
of men who got scattering nomin
ations or because of the McAdoo
order will be completed soon.
The Democratic State Executive
Committee will meet soon to fill va
—Attorney General Brown is
about ready with his opinion to the;
Adjutant General and Secretary of:
the Commonwealth in regard to com
missioners to take the votes of sol-1
diers from Pennsylvania. The At
torney General will outline what the
Pennsylvania law requires and the
Governor will name commissioners.
Whether any go abroad or not de
pends on the War Department, it
is the intention to send them to
camps in the United States.
-—The Philadelphia Inquirer gives
this interesting sidelight on Senator
"Members of the Wild Life
League, tho United States Sports
men's Association and kindred or
ganizations throughout Pennsylvania
are taking a keen interest in the
candidacy of Senator William C.
Sproul, the Republican nominee for
Governor, by reason of the fact that
in addition to his being recognized as
the leader of (he good roads move
ment lie has been a consistent and
sturdy advocate of legislation calcn-I
lated to tonserve the natural re-'
sources of the Commonwealth and
to promote the propagation of game)
in every form. lie has been un-j
tiring at Harrisburg in support of
legislation designed to extend r.h6 ;
game preserves owned or controlled i
by the state, in promoting tile devel
opment anil expansion of forests,
the restocking of all streams with
fish, championing the restriction of
hunting or fishing when it has been
deemed advisable to extend the clos
ed seasons, and in strengthening of
powers of tho fish wardens and game
protectors to meet evils which have;
been encountered from time to
—Pittsburgh Republicans evident- '
ly do not intend to be caught nap- I
ping in the general slump in regis
tration. Meetings are being held by
Chairman Charles H. Kline at which 1
all party workers are being urged to j
speed up registration affairs. Satur- j
day is the last day and tho Pitts- j
burgh organization seems to be very I
much on the job!
—lncreases of pay asked of Phil- i
adelphia city councils now amouni !
to over $2,000,000 and the Philadel
phia Record says that with these de- 1
mands and the chances that Phila
delphia will lose $1,900,00'0 in liquor
licenses when things go "dry" the .
proposed decrease in the tax rate is
"a dead issue." "
—Senator Sproul is spending to
day on some automobile visits, but
is not making any political'speeches.
He is talking Liberty Loan now.
—"The Republicans are going to
win all along the line this year and
the state ticket is going to have a
fine majority, but the Republicans of
Pennsylvania should not take any
thing for granted. They must get
out on the firtng line and help
roll up the vote," said State Chair
man William E. Crow on his visit
here yesterday. Tho situation looks
very well, but the greatest danger to
nice situations is always overconfi
dence. We intend to get out every
Republican vote and I am going to
call on every member of the State
Committee to keep that in mind."
—The pleasant state of affairs in
the Pennsylvania Democracy, reor
ganized at so much expense and
widely advertised in the last few
years in this city, is illustrated by
the followng extract from the Demo
cratic Philadelphia Record's account
of the meeting of officers of the State
Firemen's Association at Philadel
phia yesterday: "Mr. Palmer was
denounced as a slanderer and Judge
Bonniwell was exonerated of all
charges associating him with an at
tempt to procure the support of the
state's firefighters for Senator Wil
liaf C. Sproul. The leaders of the
association eveji went further and
declared that Judge Bonniwell has
never permitted party politics to en
ter Into the activities of the body
and the members are asked to re
sent tlie condemnation by Palmer
"so that proper, action may be taken
to chastise men who seek to vilify
the big outstanding men of out great
state who at all times make sacri
fices for their country, state and
—As the State Firemen have aban
doned their convention this year the
officers and big chiefs mot In Phila
delphia yesterday and elected Bonni
well president again.
—Chostes city Republicans aro ar-
Vanglng for'a giant registration as a
compliment to Senator Sproul. The
Senator's friends say he will receive
a tremendous vote.
—Scranton Republicans are or
ganizing a Sproul club, which Is ex
pected to include n huge member
• —This is Westmoreland county's
day at tho State Capitol, hut there
is not much assurance when a Judge
will be named.
—Prothononry H. F. Walton, of
the Supreme Court, Is being congrat
ulated on his birthday to-day,
—-Defeat of the suffrage amend
ment was the theme the Capitol
to-day, but everyone was very care
ful about opinions on It,
.—The Philadelphia Ledger Is out
with ft demand for a careful and de
liberate revision of the state consti
tution and oppones what it calls
"tinkering" with it.
To Re Read Rapidli/
Former Queen Lllluokalant'A gen
ealogical chart has been considerably
smeared up by one Jonah Kuhoi Kol
lanlanole,' delegate to the United
States Congress- from Hawaii, who
says that I.tlluokalanl's Hawaiian
cognomen is Kahakautlakelltmoc
walowalaulla. meaning, tn plain En
glish, "flash of lightning of the chief
who sleeps along the streams of the
Walaulla." Lll was aoclally known
as Mrs. Nawahte. —.From the Sayan-1
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To the Editor of the Telegraph:
The letter published in recent date I
of Telegraph written by Peter Wil- j
liamson declaring that Mr. Buller or;
any one else could not catch eight|
bass in the river from Kelker street |
to Rockvilte bridge is as true as
gospel, and there is no one in Dau-;
pliin county knows mote about lish-j
ing in that old Susquehanna than,
just Pete Williamson, being one of;
the very best fishermen along the 1
river. I know him. 1 fished with i
him over thirty years ago.
Now there are several good rea- i
sons for not many bass in the river. |
Ir, the first place the protected cor- j
poration that maintains a dam across
the river prevents any fisli from
coming up the river. The protected;
eels and carp enjoy eating the young
fish and spawn.
Old rivormen will tell you that;
when shad were in tho river and
spawned that in the fall the eels
caught invariably had from one to
four young shad in their stomach. ;
Now since no set nets, no giging
and rotten water there is not any
bass worth going after. In a few
years there will be no place where |
cols are protected. Why, years ago;
before the dams were in the river, |
it was a common sight to see people j
out on the old Market street bridge;
in the spring watching school afteri
school of shad and other fish going
up the river. Yon can stand there!
a month now and not see a dozen;
Of course, there was no mine wa
ter ran into the river. No chemicals!
emptied into it. It was a grand clean
river nee-ling no filtration plant to;
make it fit to use.
But the laws made for a few is re
garded as good law. protect the fish J
from the poor and let the rich mur
der them by the thousands.
I enclose you an extract taken \
from* the Halifax Gazette of several!
weeks ago, headed: "Hundreds of;
Fish Being Poisoned:" "Almost daily!
hundreds of fish can be seen float-!
ing down the Susquehanna river past i
this place—dead. The fish have been '
poisoned hv acids emptied into the
river hv industries located up state.
ln a short time the few remaining
fish in the Susquehanna will be killed
off by *llO lawbreakers who are ap
parently not molested by the llsh
commissioner and his deputies."
There you have it in a nutshell.
Yours truly,
[From the Saturday Evening Post]
Mr. Roberts, a banker in a West
ern town, v.a3 very bald, and was
in the habit of wearing his hat In
the bank during business hours as
a protection from flies in warm
weather and from cold breezes ;n
i Every week a negro employe of
j the bank presented a check and drew
his wages. Onp day, as he was put
ting tho money in a worn and greasy
wallet, tho banker chanced to pass
by. and asked:
"Book here, John, why don't you
let some of that money stay in tho
bank and keep an account with us?"
"Well, sah," replied the negro,
leaning toward the banker and gaz
ing curiously at the Panama hat
he wore, "T's always afenrd. You
see, sah, you look like you was al
ways ready to start somewheres."
Over the Rhine
They're riictht in saying "Over the
Top" is passe since the fighting is
now out In the open. The new cry
should be "Over the Rhine.—Spiker,
Knoxvlllo Clenn.) molders have
secured a nine-hour day.
Canadian farmers are forming co-,
operative associations.
Minnesota State Department of
Igibor Hnd Industries reports that
there were 9,6X0 accidents in the State
during July, as compared with 2.15S
during the sam? period last year.
Representatives of the Pan Fran
cisco Irfiundry Workers' Union and
the Laundry Owners' Association
have agreed to a general wage in
crease of $3 a week for employes, re
gardless of classification,
The newly-organtzed union of
teamsters at Akron, Ohio, already
has mßdo substantial progress, hav
ing increased tho wages from 920 to
$25 per week and secured the adjust
ment ef other grievances.
President's Speech Offers Way to
Permanent Peace
THE Philadelphia Public Ledger sets forth at length and most com
pletely a digest and discussion of President Wilson's New York Lib
erty Loan speech. The Telegraph has not always agreed with Pres
ident Wilson. On many issues it differs with him most radically. But
his New York address sets forth so clearly the American view.of the only
terms upon which we can make peace—as .previously proposed by Ex-
President Taft —that it promises to be one'of the basic documents upon
which a permanent peace will be laid. Tho Ledger, reflects the spirit of
the President's views in the following editorial:
"President Wilson has, in a single
address, tremendously hardened the
hopes of war-sick humanity that the
mighty struggle whose very magni
tude has led us to call it 'Armaged
don' may open a blood-stained door
to a real millennium of permanent
peace. Permanent peace was but
the other day the unsubstantial vis
ion of a few far-sighted idealists.
The President's courageous, concrete
and comprehensive program has
given the vision substance—has
brought it within sure reach of hu
man hands —has gloriously lit the
future with the light that never was
on sea or land.
"If humanity does not shut the
doors of the Temple of Janus as it
closes this war, and seal them with
the seven seals of eternal justice an'd
brotherly love, it will fail voluntar
ily from lack of stern purpose,
united councils and universal good
faith. It will not fail from lack oi'
knowledge; for President Wilson has
stepped out in front of-tho forward
thinkers of all ages and furnished
the knowledge of how this miracle
may be wrought. He has made per
manent peace possible—and no finer
encomium could be served beneath
the name of any man.
"This is characteristic of the
President's idealism. He transmutes
it into reality. He sees visions and
■dreams dreams, if you like; and h
comes forward with a considered
ami highly practical plan by which
they may be distilled into appliablo
j panaceas for the healing of the na
"His statement of the issues which
this war is to settle could not be
clearer or more complete. It is sim
ply that right shall always and
everywhere be right, and shall not
depend On the amount of might be
hind it. That, as an abstraction,
has been preached by moral philoso
phers from time immemorial. The
advanced thinker has always as
serted it; and then the man of male
volent, selfish, sinister and unscru
pulous Might has swept it aside with
a naked sword. If President Wil
j son hn*l paused with its simple reas-
I sertion, he would have added noth
ing to humanity's material basis of
hope. But he did not pause there—
he proceeded to propose a practical
1 plan by which superior Might could
bo enlisted in the service of ascer
tained Right.
"Ho took the League of Nations
out of the toy shop of speculative
statecraft and presented it to us as
a workable tool and weapon with
which the police power of organized
civilization can be put squarely be
hind the informed, impartial and
just judgment of civilization. He
sees that to make peace without
making simultaneously a League of
Nations to protect it would bo like
driving a band of bandits out of a
village they were looting, without
providing any police, law or armed
force to keep them from coming
back again. He is no impractical
visionary fondly fancying that the
.world can be ruled as vet without
force. His slogan is 'force, force
to the utmost,' when force is
needed. But he does believe —and
this is where he leads the best
thought of the world at this moment
—that force can be recruited into
the unselfish service of law, order
and justice, and employed to pro
tect a peace based In every nation
—even the weakest —on the content
of the peaceful.
"The puzzling problem of the
League of Natlpns has been how to
get along either with or without
Germany. A League without her
would mean two Leagues—with Ber
lin always plotting, intriguing, con
spiring to break the grip of the
world's police upon her shoulder.
The Allied League muht remain
armed to the teeth, ever ready to re
new the war at a moment's notice.
But a League with Germany as a
member—how Is that thinkable?
"President Wilson furnishes the
answer. He says that "the govern
ments of the Central Powers * •
are without honor and observe no
covenants.' He says that 'the Ger
man people must by this time be
fully aware that we cannot accept
the word of those who forced this
war upon us.' There will be no com
promise, • 'conversations' or cove
nants with the military autocracies
who have misruled the German and
Austrian peoples, broken faith again
and again wtih foreign nations, in
cluding ourselves, and betrayed every
helpless race that trusted to their
"But the Wilson League of Na
tions will be based upon absolute
justice to everybody, including the
peoples now at war with us. 'The
impartial justice meted out must
involve no discrimination between
those to whom wo wish to be just
and those to whom we do not wish
to be just,' says President Wilson.
'lt must be a justice that plays no
favorites.' There is a fair and
square offer to the enemy peoples.
Get rid of oyru governments that
we cannot trust, or compel these
governments to give us binding
guarantees, and the peace desired
and imposed by the Allied nations
will not be a punitive peace: a peace
which will work wrong to conquered
people: an Alsace-Lorraine peace; a
Brest-Litovsk peace; a German
peace. It will be a just peace—an
American peace—a peace broadly
based upon the people's will in every
nation affected by it; a peace which
alone possesses the elements of per
manence; a peace acceptable to the
peoples of the whole world.
"As it is a people's war, it will be
a people's peace!
"The President's passion for plain
speech—and what better service can
any man offer the Allied cause at
this critical and perhaps perilous
juncture, on the eve of a fierce and
desperate bombardment of peace
shells, than, to speak plainly and
bravely?—leads him to suggest that
perhaps the plain people throughout
the Allied world have not always
been satisfied with the statements of
war aims made by iheir leaders.
And he himself would clearly relish
a little more clarity. Common
thought, he says, does not express
itself in 'terms of territorial ar
rangements and divisions of power.'
(So he expresses the hope that 'the
leaders of the governments' with
which wc are associated will speak,
as they have occasion, as plainly as
T have tried to speak.' If. on the.
other hand, thoy believe that the
President is wrong, he clearly in
vites open criticism. Obviously the
terms of this people's peace are to
be discussed publicly before the peo
ples affected, and not by diplomats
behind closed doors.
"It -vt-ill be universally hoped that
the President's invitation is ac
cepted. The chief reason for such
an acceptance is no trivial desire
that America's lead be taken, but
the very serious practical point that
only in that way can the German
and Austrian peoples know for cer
tain that they can surrender at dis
cretion and then surely receive the
treatment outlined in President vv,ll
- self-denying, ordinance, which
contains his five-point program. It
might easily be the longest step pos
sible toward a prompt and perma
nent peace."
I name my brothers in a prayer,
Who are upon the sea,
Lynn, with brown and tumbled hair,
Lloyd and Deak, the three.
O the days we whittled boats
And sailed them on the sea!
The sea was running past our door,
A mountain brook and clear.
And little bays we scooped and
To keep our fleets from fear.
Each bay wo named: each ship we
And launched it with a cheer.
O little whittled boat that went
So slowly round the bend,
O happy days of make-believe!
When will this anguish end?
Tears in my eyes? lam not now
So good at. "Let's pretend."
—Reprinted from Mary Carolyn
navies' "The Drums In Our
Street." Copyright. 1918, by
The MacmlUan Company. '
OCTOBER 2, 1918,
[From the Ohio State Journal]
With ho much green grass, 70-cent
butter ought to be ashamed of it
self. ,
The watermelon season did not
make itself sufficiently important this
The court that allows a $lO law
suit to run up a S2OO cost bill is a
scamp itself.
The little Belgian army should
lead the march into Berlin.
If you cannot pronounce Czecho
slovaks, call them Bohemians.
Shoulder the high cost of living
these days and be patriotic.
All creation will be here when
Roosevelt comes.
How thrilling the good old martial
music sounds these days. ■%
Ninety cents a dish for chop suey
is a nart of the H. C. L., but hash
is just as good.
Instead of "for the war," the pro
hibition law will keep on forever
and forever, amen.
To win the war—put beer and cig
aret money into Liberty bonds.
The Sunday Autoist
The gasless Sunday automobile
appears furtive even from the rear.
The driver is always in a hurry to
Ret away to another place. His pas
sengers take no pleasure tn the sights
along the way. They do not like to
look to the side. —-From the Phila
delphia Evening Ledger.
Sald Mrs " Smith,
s 2 u a . m 6
_Jra!l Fashion,
Is a maiden
Nj I I scarce can" get ;
wlj a, bonnet
\ \li holne
Before it's out ,
■malFolfrrni n 0 f ttyle.
j I*** 1 "" "*HUI
UNTO DEATH. —;£/f I r
First Waiter /
—What were A,
tho last words
Second Walt- jj'
er —Don't glvo
SfcL pipo burst?
Yes, and the
fT y landlord
charged extra
bocause it
I have some I <Jgs? |
moßt attractive 1
pose so. Any
how I've never
seen a stock J /
certificate that (]
wasn't a beauti- f
aTs your hu
band a member
No, but from
in, he must be a
charter member
r- ,1
lEuentng (Eljat
Harrisburg does not take alto
gether kindly to the excess tare cer
tiorates established because of the
litigation river the six-cent fare on
the Harrisburg Railways system and
some people refused to take them
when offered by the conductors.
The conductors wero told to have the
certificates handy and passengers
wero given to understand that they
had to ask for them just as they do
for free transfers but some of the\
riders refused to be bothered when
told by conductors that they could
have them. One conductor report
ed several handed back to him and
issued them again. Under the rul
ings of the Public Service Commis
sion placards announcing the new
certificates must bo posted and this
will bo done- Indications are, how
ever that many passengers will r.ot
bother about the "penny slips", as
they have already been dubbed.
The Railways Co., expects to have
to issue millions of the certificates
as over 22,000,000 persons were haul
ed last year on the lines. Money
will bo set aside to meet the certi
ficates which will be redeemable if
the company loses the right to the
increased fare On the Valley Rail
way system many workmen asked for
the slips whieh will represent the
two cents in litigation on that sys
tem and started to keep them like
they do tobacco coupons.
* •
While there are some men who
equal the record of Dr. Joseph Kalb
fus as an officer of the State Com
mission for a quarter of a century
in other parts of' the Capitol the
veteran Game authority has a rec
ord of almost thirty years in state
service. He was connected with the
Department of the Secretary of the
Commonwealth for some years prior
to the establishment of the Game
bureau. From a handful of men in
an office the Game Commission has
developed to a big agency of the
state government in the time the
doctor has been connected with it,
one of 'he most notable features
being when it was put on a self
sustaining basis by the Jiunters'
license act.
• * *
There are now six service stars
on the State Treasury flag. Her
bert D. Hurry, of this city, is the
latest attache of the department
to enter the service and he will leave
in a day or so for Fort Thomas,
near Cincinnati. To-day he was pre
sented with a wristwateh by his as
sociates In the department. Mr.
Harry was formerly commission
clerk in the Governor's office and is
well known all over the state.
"Saluting the flag is not a. reli
gious matter but something of plain
every day patriotism" said Dr.
Nathan O. Schaeffer, State Superin
tendent of Public Instruction, in talk
ing about, the visit paid to him by
two Montgomery County Mennonites
asking him to rule that children of
their denomination need not salute
the flag at school. "I told them
that where lliete is a rule that it
must be obeyed and that I would
not rule that they did fiot have to
I solute the flag where there was no
rule. I think children should salute
the flag and I made it 'pretty plain.
I was surprised when I was request
ed to make such a ruling for Penn
sylvania people."
• • •
Some notaries public are having
very uncomfortable times as the re
sult of changing registrants for till
ing out questionnaires and swearing
them, judging from letters which are
coming to the State Capitol. In
some of the letters men complain
that people are saying unkind things
to them and ask what is tho law.
Most of the answers which are go
ing back are that while notarial
fees are chargeable few people are
charging soldiers and that charges
for filling out questionnaires are un
• *
Apropos of the reports that Dr.
Charles R. Penrose, chairman of the
State Game Commission and well
known to many here, is to become
the president of the American
Academy of Natural Sciences at
Philadelphia as successor to his
friend of many years, the late Dr.
Samuel G. Dixon, the Philadelphia
Inquirer says:
"Dr. • Penrose, like his brother
Boies, the senior United States Sen
ator from Pennsylvania, is a great
lover of out-door sport, and is num
bered among the most prominent of
the big game hunters of the county.
He helped in the passage of the lat
est game laws of this state, and as
president of the Zoological Society,
which in Fairmount Park is con
ducting lhe greatest garden of its
kind in the world. Dr. Penrose is
given credit for the establishment
there of a modernly equipped path*
ologieal laboratory, where records
are kept of the autopsies made upon
every animal in the collection, and
elaborate reports are made thereon
for scientific purposes. It was while
on one of his trips with his brother
Boies, in the wilds of Wyoming, that
Dr. Penrose, had the most thrilling
experience in bis career and almost
mot his death."
• *
"The removal of the buildings in
the Capitol extension district has
given people of Harrisburg an Idea
,of the splendid State House we have
in our city and,l hope in time this
park will he lined with handsome
edifices like Technical High School,
the new Hotel Ponn-Harris and the
Y. W. C. A.", remarked Dr. Henry
M. Stine, county commissioner.
• * *
Appointment of James M. Cam
eroh to keep a hand on the various
building and construction projects in
Dauphin county the remainder of
the war as the representative of the
federal authorities and the State
Council of National Defense, seems
to have met with very general favor
in this community. Mr. Cameron is
exceptionally well informed on activ
ities In Harrisburg and the boroughs
of the cotiply and thoroughly in
touch with business conditions.
—John U. Gans, the Connellsvllle
editor, has been named on the pro
duction committee of the fuel admin
istration In Fayette county.
—T- A. Hay, of Easton. named
for senator in Northampton, used
to be the leader of the Bull Moose
in that section.
—Henry C. Niles, York lawyer
and puhiielst, has been in almost
every political movement on the
sidelines in twenty years.
Varies M. Schwab subscribed
for 1100,000 of bonds for the ship,
—That Harrisburg hook type
writers are being nsed to keep
the big army records?
The first Presbyterian services In ,
Harrisburg were held under trees at
Second and Cherry streets where e
church waa later erected.