Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 19, 1918, Page 6, Image 6

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8.- ■ 1
Do not pray for easy lives' Pray
to be stronger men.' Do not pray for
tasks equal to your potcers. Pray
for powers equal to your tasks.' Then
the doing of your work shall be no
m trade. But you shall be a miracle.
Every day you shall wonder at your
self. at the richness of life which has
conic in you by the grace of Ood.—
Phillips Brooks.
liam T. Creasy, the twin-kaisers
of the Pennsylvania State
Grange, are good Democrats, but that
is no reason why they should use the
State Grange name in their effort
to "put across'' Democratic propa
ganda. Vance C. McCormick has
announced his opposition to the'
proposition to bond Pennsylvania for j
$50,000,000 so that Pennsylvania can .
be given the best highway system in
America. This proposition is be
fore the voters November 5. Un-!
less it be approved it cannot be
taken up for five years. In the!
meantime Pennsylvania would wait !
low in the mud.
But the point here is that the
Messrs. McSparran and Creasy hive
followed orders given them by Dem
ocratic National Chairman McCor
mlck and are helping him fight his
battles against the Republican
party. They have "yessed" McCor
mlck's bond issue opposition. The
time has come for the voters of
Pennsylvania finally to put an end
to the pretensions of Mr. McCor
mick and his "me-too' auxiliaries.
"Keep Politics Out of the Grange"
is a song sung at meetings of subor
dinate Granges. The rank and file
of the Grange members are not
aware that the Messrs. McSparran
and Creasy are McCormick-con
trolled Democrats. It is time they
be told.
• Pennsylvania must have better
The 150,000,000 bond Issue must
pass in November.
Then the 1919 legislature will pass
the legislation necessary before the
bonds are issqed.
The bonds will not be issued un
til after the war.
The certain election of Senator
Sproul as governor will insure the
wise, careful state-wide expenditure
of the money.
And when the industrial recon
struction period comes vftsr the war
Pennsylvania will be able to take
care of workmen who may be idle.
All good citizens will vote for the
bond issue November 5.
MANY significant developments
with respect to the decad-'
ence of German fighting
power have focused public attention
tn the Allied countries for several
days, but nothing more important
than the statement that the German
shells —the high explosives—are from
sixty to eighty per cent, 'duds"—
shells that fail to explode. American
soldiers writing home have frequent
ly referred to the fact that many
of the shells are no good, owing to
defective chemicals aud materials.
This condition extends also to Ger
man diplomacy, and the greatest
'dud" of all was the recent peace
proposal of the "All Highest."
Now we are confronted with an
other peace maneuver as a result of
the disillusionment of the German
people, who seem to be at last real
ising that their German Gott is a
fake and that they have been wor
shipping an idol of clay. Fearful of
the unrest foolish subjects
the men who set out to conquer the
world are now pretending to have
experienced a change of heart ever
night. We are advised, for Instance,
that the policy of frightfulness is to
be abandoned; that the retreat is to
be conducted without destruction of
towns and villages and the enslave
ment of the people; that the subma
rine warfare is at an end; that there
is to be a recognition of the civilised
principles which have heretofore
governed all belligerents, and much
more of the sort.
But how much of all this- stuff can
our own Government and those al
lied with us accept as truth? The
whole German scheme has been
erected upon a foundation of decep
tion and brutality and double deal
ing. so that any proposal at this time
must be regarded as doubtful until
thorough guarantees shall havo boon
furnished. Of course, the military
end of any armistice will be left to
the skill and vision of Marshal Fo .'h
and those associated with him in the
.field. They are the best judges of how
much sincerity is back of the Ger
man retirement and the alleged evi
dences of good faith. We must not
be caught napping nor must there
be any premature peace based upon
tenders of the Kaiser and his group
of barbarians.
President "Wilson has recently test
led the spirit and purpose of the
!American people and he has found
that nothing short of unconditional
surrender and the absolute destruc
tion of militarism will suffice after
the untold suffering and sacrifices of
the Allied governments. We may
expect further cunning attempts to
javoid punishment on the part of the
I German group, but a world prolcst
is sure to follow any negotiations
that would in any way hinder the
operation of justice when the enemy
throws up his hands. The Kaiser and
every other individual responsible
for the awful struggle through which
the world has been compelled to
pass must pay the price and no other
course will satisfy the American peo
ple or their allies.
We must not assume that the war
is ended. Of course, the structure of
militarism erected with inconceiv
able cunning in the midst of t long
era of peace is crumbling. That is
evident, but there is still much of
peril to the peace of the world so
long as the forces of the Kaiser are
permitted to exist as an armed men
ace to tranquility and the working
out of the peaceful development of
all nations.
It must be obvious that the mili
tary group in Germany is delirous
of prolonging the "conversations"' in
the hope that some better terms may
be given the authors of the world
tragedy. They are talking now about
the conservation of German inter
ests, but they are not much concern
ed about the interests of those whom
they have despoiled and enslaved.
The only terms that will be satisfac
tory to the people of this country
are the terms that will be imp,>sed
upon Germany without negotiation
or serious interchange of views.
All advices from Switzerland and
other neutral countries in touch
with Germany indicate that the tur
moil inside the empire is increasingly
menacing to the Kaiser. "The last
hour of the divine right of kings
has come," says a dispatch trom
Berne, and the quotation from a
prominent Swiss newspaper con
cludes with respect to this statement
"that it is not too soon." All these
! incidents indicate the trend.
! Even the order of the German
[army command to cease devastating
1 places Wars evidence of insincerity
'in the modification of the order—
'"unless absolutely compelled by mil
itary necessity.*' From tiie very be
ginning the destruction of towns, the
kidnapping of men, women and chil
dren, the poisoning of wells, the ia\-
aging and pillaging and all else have
been excused by the infamous rulers
of Germany on the score of "military
| necessity."
Secretary Lansing only yesterday
declared that "Germany is bending;
more pressure and she will break,"
but that the war is not over and that
ihis is no time to slacken effort or
to fall to do our part here at home.
He urged the people to keep up and
to increase pressure on the retreat
! ing Germans as the only certain way
| to win.
Otto H. Kahn, bitterly assails
Kaiserism for dishonoring all chil
dren of the Fatherland, and appeals
to the people of German birth in this
country who have assimilated oA
ideals to back our government to the
utmost; that men of German de
scent may have a reckoning with
those who have been wronged and
hurt by Prussianized Germany and
Whose "spiritual inheritance has been
stolen from us by impious hands
and ttung into the gutter." Mr. Kahn
speaks for the great German element
in the United States who have proven
their loyalty and patriotism by their
men and means. Out of the fulness
of the heart he says:
The ideals and traditions' we
cherished have been foully be
smirched. What we were justly
proud of has been dragged into
the mire. Our blood has been dis
honored. We have been bitterly
shamed by our very kith and kin.
Our names, which came down to
us from our fathers, have been
defiled. Their very sound has
been made a challenge to the
| The land to which we were
linked by fond memories has been
made an outcast among the na
tions, convicted of high treason
against civilization, and of un
speakable crimes against human
Professions of loyalty are empty.
By our acts we shall be judged.
It Is by their acts also that the
Prussian barbarians shall be judged
in the final settlement. Justice cries
out for the punishment of these men
not only because of their own guilt,
but for the reason that future gen
erations may know the fate of all
such criminals.
It must be an unconditional sur
render and a dictated peace.
"TTTHY do we not have a celebra-
YY tton?" is a question that is
frequently asked when the
great successes of the allies In
France and Belgium are discussed. -
The answer is that this is no time
to celebrate.
We are just In the middle of a
very big undertaking. We are win
ning, but we have not won. We are
beating the German, but we have not
yet conquered him. When Luden
dorf and von Hlndenburg offer com
plete surrender and the allied sol-
dtera are on their way to take over
the strongholds of Germany as a
guarantee of good faith, then we
shall be ready for a celebration.
We had an Impromptu parade last
summer when the American troops
knocked the paint off the tjerman
wedge at Chateau Thiery and started
the great retrograde movement
of the Germans in France, and that
was justified. From that moment
it has been apparent that what has
happened and is happening was al
most certain to come about. But
the possibilities hinging upon our
success at Chateau Thiery are not
exhausted. When the last German
is thrown out of France and Bel
gium, or when Germany hoists the
white flag to -Foch, Haig and Per
shing, then we shall celebrate. But
not before.
If Germany don't junk the Junkers,
the Junkers will junk Germany.
That Liberty Loan news from Hnr
risburg will be good tidings for the
boys in France.
The "trenches" arc now mere lines
of useless ditches far behind the fight
ing line. •
The Huns complain against the use
of shotguns by Americans, but they
say nothing of poison gas or flame
throwers. Besides, shotguns are per
fectly proper weapons to use on rats.
T>o U&xCK
By the Ex-CommlUecmnn
: "There have been more substitu
| tions and changes and incidents of
i the unusual kind about the certifi
| cation of the nominations this year
than I have known for a long time,"
remarked George D. Thorn, chief
clerk of the State Department, who
is now acting deputy secretary of
the Commonwealth. f'To begin with
there were many candidates for
nominations and then came along
a whole new set from the Fair Play
party. Then Prohibition candidates
began to withdraw and substitutions
to be made. Then other men found
it inexpedient to run and now after
we have certified the nominations
changes keep on being made. Some
of them have been necessitated by
deaths, but some have not. We have
certified the names; if the county
authorities can change the ballots,
all right."
"The nonpartisan nomination sit
nation has been unprecedented,"
continued Mr. Thorn. After names
had been certified for the superior
court at the primary a candidate
tries to withdraw and finds he can
not. Then after the primary there
are two supreme court justices to
elect and the nominations have to
be made by nomination papers.
Two constitutional amendments are
on the ballot, too. It all goes to
show the unusual character of 1918
in politics."
Mr. Thorn remarked that the bal
lot in spite of all these incidents
was not -as bad as some In the old
days. "In one year there were
eleven columns right across the bal
lot; this year is not in it with some
of the timers" said Mr. Thorn.
It takes one mark for a straight
ticket and two marks to indicate
preferences for judicial candidates.
—Now that the Liberty Loan drive
is about over, the men who direct
polities in Pennyslvania are trying to
figure out what influenza is going
to do to the campaign. Prom all ac
counts Judge Eugene C. Bonniwell,
the Democratic nominee for gov
ernor,- intends to continue his tours
of the state and will become very
active in the next ten days, although
whether he holds meetings or not
depends on health conditions.
—The Republican state campaign
is uncertain. It was planned last
week to have the state candidates
begin a tour of the western counties
and then gradually work their way
eastward, but the death of Senator
Sproul's son-in-law upset all ar
—Senator Edward E. Beidleman,
the nomine for lieutenant governor,
said to-day that he did not know
when the tours would start, as the
influenza epidemic would prevent
—W. Harry Baker.-secretary of
the Republican state committee, has
been in Philadelphia all week, work
ing on details of the campaign.
About half of the headquarters'staff
are sick.
—Warren VanDyke, secretary of
the Democratic state committee, and
other ringmasters of the reorganized
Democracy are meeting in Philadel
phia to-day in an effort to All up
some of the holes in the Democratic
ticket and to decide in what way the
state windmill may figure in the
campaign without damaging its
wings. The state headquarters peo
ple would like to have J. Washing
ton Logue go out and make speeches,
but that would emphasize the split
caused by the Palmer-McCormlck
policy and the chances are that at
tention will be concentrated upon
Congressional fights.
—The Prohibition state campaign
has also been afTected by the influenza
epidemic, although up to date there
does not seem to have been any di
minution in the activity in substitu
ting Democrats for Prohibition candi
dates in Allegheny county. The course
of the Prohibition state managers is
one of the puzzles of the campaign
and the York county situation affords
some interesting displays of the pol
icy adopted by the cold water ma
—J, R. Wylie, Prohibition and
Washington candidate for the Senate
in the Forty-fourth district, tiled his
withdrawal to-day and Carl D. Smith
was substituted for him on the Pro
hibition ticket. In the Ninth district
H. Wesley Lynch withdrew as Pro
hibition candidate and James H.
Paine was substituted, while in the
Tenth Allegheny, Thomas Paxson
withdrew as Prohibition and Wash
ington candidate and W. H. Barn
hart was substituted as prohibition
—The policy to be followed In nam
ing election commissioners to take
the votes of Pennsylvania soldiers In
the various camps will be Anally de
termined between to-day and Tues
day and much depends upon Influenza.
Reports coming here from the various
camps indicate that camp command
ers are rather anxloua about the epi
demic and inclined to establish quar
antines, while some of the men offered
commlszionerships have declined the
—There are grave doubts here
whether men who have filed with
drawals from various tickets In the
last few days will be able to take
down their names or to have sub
stitutes entered as word coming to
the State Capitol from various coun
ties Is to the effect that In many of
them printing of the tickets haa been
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To the Editor of the Telegraph:
I want you to know how much I :
appreciate the publication of thei
story of the dastardly way in which
the sons of Frank L. Jefferson were
treated by the president of Digkin- !
son College The forward stand of'
the Telegraph in this matter will be!
far more helpful to the decent, self
respecting colored people of central
Pennsylvania than Is immediately
manifest and will cause the propa
gandists who are spreading the virus,
of southern race prejudice in Penn- I
sylvania to hesitate in their nefarl- j
ous practices
The colored people of this city,
are proud of these two boys, who!
were so grossly humiliated by the
president of Dickinson College, as
their curtesy, integrity and ambi
tion endeared them to all those who!
know them.
Again thanking you for your realj
American attitude and hoping for j
you and your great paper prosper- j
ity, I am,
Very Truly Yours.
Writing as secretary of the Har- j
risburg Branch, National Associa- i
tlon for the Advancement of Color- |
ed People, Robert J. Nelson, 600 j
Forster street under date of October
11 says:
To the Editor of the Telegraph:
"On behalf of this organization 1 .
want to express to you our deep \
sense of appreciation for the very i
excellent article appearing in your
valued paper today respecting the
cruel, unpatriotic and un-American
attitude of the president of Dickin
son College toward the sons of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank L. Jefferson.
"These boys are the pride of the
colored people of this community
by reason of their ambition and
exemplary conduct and we keenly
feel the insult offered them at Dick
inson College. The attitude of your
paper will indicate to Dr. Morgan,
and others of his ilk, that insults
cannot be heaped on worthy colored
people when the leading newspaper
of central Pennsylvania stands ready
to see that they are justly treated."
Very respectfully yours,
Branch Secretary.
Charles Johnston, president of the
Waiters' Association, also writes the
Telegraph in appreciation of its de
fense of the Jefferson brothers and
bearing testimony to their excellent
character. "Again we want
thank you." he adds, "and it is one
of these things that the race will
always appreciate and your kindness
shall always be remembered.
High Price to Patriots
[From the Binghamton Press]
There has been no lack of praise
for the riveters who have broken
speed records in our shipyards.
Their patriotism is not to be ques
tioned. and there isn't the slightest
doubt that they are performing a
patriotic service second only to that
of the men at the front.
But there is another side to this
[ patriotic picture, and it comes in
the announcement that one loyal
riveter in the South Chicago ship
yard put in an eight-hour day on
Sunday and drew down $64 for his
particular effort in making the
world safe for democracy.
Now $64 a day for 'driving rivets
is, of course, exceptional. But S2O
a month for fighting in France is
also exceptional. The war has pro
duced both Jobs. And the ordinary
observer can't make himself believe
that the two Jobs are equally worthy
of praise.
The shlpworkers are to be com
mended for their seal. But when
they make more In a day than our
men at the front make In a month,
they can't expect the ordinary citi
zen to grow red In the face from
cheering them for their sacrifice on
the altar of liberty.
An After-War Suggestion
(From the Kansas City Star)
No doubt General Crowder may
find time hanging heavy on his
hands after the war, so why not turn
over to him the Job of getting out the
vote on primary election days?
Rubber Outrubbered
ANEW composition that is just
like india-rubber, "only more
so," is editorially announced
by The Scientific American. The
editor prefaces his account by the
statement that this invention is typi
cal of many that are appearing just
now, in that it is the discovery of
a new profession—the "by-products
engineer." The specialty of this
type of engineer is the utilization of
hitherto worthless by-products. No
one, we are reminded, can increase
the amount of matter or substance
in the world. All that the inventor
can do is to devise new combina
tions of it; and this particular work
ed is skilled in ways to make use of
that which has always been con
sidered useless. It is this kind ot'
worker who has just discovered a
way to make rubber harder, tougher,
and more elastic by combining it
with a hitherto valueless by-product.
We read:
"He had for some time had in
mind a re-enforced rubber fabric,
patterned more or less upon re-en
forced concrete, and to be formed
by tilling in a tubular or spongy
mass with rubber. But he had
searched high aand low for the pro
per base, without success. He had
tried various metals, and everything
else he could think of; but none
of them added strength to the rub
ber without a disproportionate sac
rifice of elasticity. And there the
matter rested when the man with
the idea stumbled across what he
insists is the largest single waste
product that remains unutilized.
"This product is fish-scale. In
the case of one or two less common
varieties of fish, it has been cus
tomary to make an artificial pearl
from the scale. But with this ex
ception, the vast amount of scale
removed from fish in canneries and
wholesale markets and retail stores
has been an absolute waste, with not
even a suggestion of possible utiliza
tion! Like Hue-gases and culm
The War Account
[From the Providence Journal]
In the current Yale Review C.
Reinold Noyes, writing entertaining
ly and instructively under the title,
"Fallacies of War Finance," re
minds us of certain elementary eco
nomic principles which, because they
are not and cannot be abrogated,
may serve to assure us that the na
tion is riding on an even keel while
passing through the financial storm
which war conditions raise.
Thp estimated needs of the Gov
ernment for the coming year amount
to $24,000,000,000. But, as this
writer points out. the proposed ex
penditure is nothing more than a
measure of our assumed productive
capacity. One of the ablest finan
cial authorities in the Senate has
expressed doubt that we can use so
much money, for the physical rea
son that all the capital and all the
labor in the country cannot produce
the volume of goods the appropria
tions would call for at the most ex
cessive level of prices.
At any rate, the goal set for us
is to produce gods and rendgr serv
ice to the value of $24,006,000,000.
Because monev or its representative
—credit —is of such convenience that
it is regarded as essential to the
exchange of commodities, we think
in those terms, and so may become
confused in our estimate of real
values. The national wealth we are
mobilizing for the prosecution of
the war is money only in a negli
gible proportion. What we are put
ting in is our capacity for produc
tion, good"- and service.
Such a Punster
She was a fisherman's daughter,
and wore her hair in a net. The
city youth came round to court her,
and here are a few things he said.
"My love, you hold first 'place' in
my heart. Although I 'flounder'
about in expressing myself, my
'sole* wish i. that you will save me
from becoming a 'crabbed' old
bachelor. 1 shall stick to you closer
than a 'limpet,' and from you a
'w|nk'H' be tho rod to guide. To
gether we'll 'skate' o'er life's rough
rocks, und when I look at your hand
I shall say. 'Fortune smiled upon
meiwhfn 1 put 'herring' there,"
And the iady dropped her eyes and
sweetly murmured, "You giddy klp
perl"-—Pittsburgh Chronicle Tele
i heaps before the by-products engi
neer got hold of them, it has been
actually a nuisance which had to be
got out of the way with us little
expense as possible.
"When this state of affairs camo
to his attention, our man got a
supply of fish-scale, and investigated
its structure and properties—purely
by second nature, because it was a
waste product. But when he found
that it was a cellular mass, of tub
ular structure, as resilient as rubber
but much tougher, and that it made
no difference at all what kind of a
fish it came from, his interest in it
ceased to be one based on general
principles. He at once tried it out
as a base for his cherished re-en
forced rubber, and found that it
worked like a charm; it made the
rubber tough, without robbing it of
its elasticity.
"This of itself would have been
sufficiently pleasing; but the final:
consummation, which came later, by j
sheer accident, made it look like
the proverbial three-tenth of a dol
lar. Rubber is hardened, or vulcan
ized, by treating it with sulphur. To
make a long story stort; the inven
tor discovered that fish-scale would
take the same sulphur treatment,
with the same result. So after he has
rubberized his fish-scale and got a |
tough, elastic fabric, he can vulcanize
the combination, and get a hard,
tough, elastic fabric.
"He has accordingly taken ouj. as
broad patent protection as he could
induce his Uncle Samuel to give
hint, and is now busily engaged in
finding out just how far he can go
In the rubber business with his new
material. The most exhaustive tire
tests have had no effect upon his
optimism save to increase it; and
indeed, when a man begins to alk
about a rubber that shall be far
harder and far tougher Mian rubber
has ever before beenSnade, without
loss of resiliency, it would seem that
he has something to talk about."
The Treaty With Italy
[From the Boston Globe]
By the treaty which now goes to
the United States Senate, the Italians
living in this country are included
in the terms of the Selective Service
The provisions of the treaty are
understood to be similar to those al
ready concluded with the govern
ments of Britain, France and Greece.
Much of its operative force has,
however, been anticipated by vol
untary enlistment of the Italians
both in the armies of Italy and in
our own. Many an Italian lad from
| American city or farm has been
fighting on the Italian front since
I the beginning of the war, or on the
! western front since America's n
--i try into it.
! As regards population figures, this
t treaty brings a larger group of na
; tionals under our Selective Service
Act than any of the other instru
ments. not even excepting Great
Britain. In the first registration for
the draft, between the ages of 21
and 31, the British subjects num
bered 119,184 and the Italians 245,-
679. The census of 1910 gives the
number of Italian-born residents in
the United States as 1,343,125.
There has never been the least
question of the loyalty of our Ital
ian citizens They have borne their
share of the burden, human and
financial. The treaty is little more
than the formal afilrmation of a
union which already exists.
President Wilson has appointed a
committee of 12, composed of 5 em
ployers and 5 members of organized
labor and 2 representing the public,
to adjust by mediation grievances
between employers and employes,
and in that way prevent the cessa
tion of industries during the period
of the war.
The Union Co-operative of Milan
Is the largest Italian co-operative
Btore society. The society was
founded in ISB6 with the object of
selling articles of clothing to its
members. To-day it operates a model
central department store, several
branch stores, popular-priced hotels
and restaurants, wine cellars, u
bakery, printing establishment, and
a building and loan society which
has built model homes for its mem
bers at Milanino, a surburb of Milan.
OCTOBER 19, 1918.
The Work of the Press
(Front the New York Herald)
It is the fashion for politicians—
those of the variety known as
"cheap," and of some others not so
cheap, because they "qonie high"—
to sneer at the newspapers of the
country. These critics are given to
|thinking in terms of the individual,
i They fail to see that the strength of
jthe newspaper Is found in its posi
jtion as reflector of public sentiment,
jnot as expressor of the views of the
iperson who happens to formulate in
| writing the expression of that senti-
Iment. Recent events should teach
those critics a much-needed lesson.
A recent development has shown
how accurately the newspapers of
the country, taken as a whole, re
flect the sentiments of the American
people. To them the diplomatic
move that looked like furnishing the
opening for the discussion for which
! I'russiunism longs came as a blow
|tn the f.ace and their resentment
I American press. To be sure, there
i were at the beginning some lag
gards—these held back by the hero
worship which is the influence most
!insidious in a republic; but just as
soon as these laggards sensed the
overwhelming sentiment of the peo
ple against any suggestion of an
!armistice upon terms short of the
Hun's unconditional surrender, they
also joined the demand for "uncon-
Iditional surrender."
It is an old and familiar saying
that "All's well that ends well." The
'demand of the American people is
'voiced by the President's note to the
[German government of October 14:
It would be too much to say that the
credit for the taking of this epochal
step belongs to the American press;
it is not too much to say that the
credit belongs to the American peo
ple whose views were so clearly re
flected by the American press.
reason. B t yySps]
They called
her the human Mj' 3** k\
graphophone. tRj
Just because p§J
she busies a VVT
aire she puts
\\j/ / Did you know
' \SX/ that the Steenth
National Bank
lias busted ?
]¥ \\ Tes. I heard
Mrs. W.—A tactful wife keeps
many little household secrets from
her husband.
Mrs. B.—Tes; even the fact that
she has all the brains. * '
Turtle My
. | v goodness, I had
no Idea it was
€imtittg Qlljat
Haywood M. Butler, the Boy Scout
commissioner for this district, was
& member of a crack Brown varsity
team when he was in college and
was afterward physical director at
Brown. He is an enthusiastic out
doors man and a great believer in
•teaching boys the value of clean,
wholesome sport as a means of di
recting their attention from lines of
• activity likely to lead to careless liV
jing. If he had followed his own in
clinations he would he now In
I France, whither the Red Cross dc
|sircd to send him on an important
mission, but he was deemed so ml
uuble in organizing the youth of
America into an aggressive Boy
Scout Unit that he was kept on this
side of the water. Mr. Butter
is a line looking, upstanding chap
of magnetic personality and charm
ing manner. He readily makes
friends among the boys, with whom
he has had great success. He has
made Harrisburg his headquarters
and has been doing a big work for
the Scouts throughout the East.
Saturday afternoon football referee
ing Is his recreation. Recently,
through the instrumentality of the
Harrisburg Telegraph, he contribut
ed his services to Technical High
school for the se;yson's opening
• ♦ •
Over half a million dollars' worth
of Liberty Bonds are now held by
the state funds alone and invest
ments in small amounts have been
made by others. The State Work
man's Insurance Fund is the big
gest investor having over $400,000
alone of recent issues. Subscrip
tions amounting to $200,000 more
have been made to the Fourth
Loan. * The State Board of Educa
tion has put over $75,000 of the
permanent school fund into Liberty
Bonds and the State Fire Insurance
Fund is also a holder. If the law
permitted other funds would be In
vested in the nation'.s securities. By
the end of the year the total hold
ings of the Commonwealth of Penn
sylvania in Liberty Bonds will be
not far frdm a' million dollars.
Plana for one of the most com
prehensive studies of the effect of
illness upon typical industries of the
Keystone State are being worked out
by Paul Littlefield, secretary of the
State Chamber of Commerce, and
a questionnaire now in the hands
of heads of establishments and men
of experience and of wide interest
in diverse types of the complex in
dustrial system of Pennsylvania is
expected to furnish the information.
Mr. Rittlefield had selected various
enterprises and asked for informa
tion as to the percentage of absence
of employes due to Illness in nor
mal times, during war times and
when there is a rush. A special re
quest has been made of the concerns
which are members of the Chamber
to compile data as to the effect the
present outbreak of influenza has
upon their forces. It has been sug
gested that this information cover
the period between October 6 and
November 30 by which tlmo it is
expected that the epidemic will have
spent its course. This data will be
valuable for the Chamber which is
much interested in legislation rela
tive to health insurance. This sub
ject bids fair to occupy considerable
attention during the coming General
When the Frenchmen of the
Foreign Region were in Harrisurg
the other day they were more than
pleased with what they saw of this
city. They found special pleasure
in the Susquehanna river and JJhe
picturesque scenery of this section.
With one accord these famous fight
ers praised the American soldiers
on the other side. They indicated
that the coming of the Americans
was a great event and that their
home folk had written them at the
front about the arrival of the splen
did big Americans and what an
electrical effect it all had on the
French people and the fighting
forces. These soldiers of the French
army have no doubt whatever of tho
final issue of the conflict and they
express undying gratitude in behalf
of their country and themselves for
the coming in of America at a criti
cal time.
Between the wild ducks and the
blackbirds gunners are not wanting
for opportunity to try their luck
these days. Almost every morning
ducks are to be seen on the Susque
hanna while the blackbirds are
hanging on to this part of the
country, probably as a tribute to the
richness of the farms and orchards.
In some sections the blackbirds have
taken to the apple orchards and
are making themselves a nuisance
as they were In tho oatflelds weeks
—James P. Thomas, head of the
Cambria county loan effort has been
touring his county in an automo
—Col. John C. Groome, who has
wired for businessmen to come to
France to help with the military
police work, has been on the other
side for nearly a year.
—H. G. Lloyd, prominent Phila
delphian, has returned to that city
from Saranac Lake.
—Arthur W. Tarbell, acting presi
dent of Carnegie Tech, has been
called into United States service and
given leave.
—Judge W. A. Way, who resigned
from the Allegheny county court,
has been a member of that tribunal
since its creation In 1911.
—Major James H. Conlin, form
erly of Philadelphia, who had
charge of equipment of men at
Camp Meade, has been made de
pot quartermaster at El Paso.
---That Harrisbtirg shoes are
being worn by Uncle Sam's
Output of every blast furnace In
D-iuphin county was used for army
purposes during the Civil War.
Across the sea
My boy is only one
Of tens of thousands
Such as he.
My brave son
Is but a unit,
But a grain of sand,
Thrown into the eyes
Of the Mad Hun,
To blind him In his folly;
That being blinded
He may see.
Across the sea
Just one of thousands!
Just a unit,
Just a grain of sand—
Across tho sea!
But oh,
My boy is everything
To Me!
—By Edna Groff Delhi, Fastens, Pa.