Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, November 16, 1918, Image 6

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t and Editor-in-Chief
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at tho Post Office in ITarris-
Pa., as second class mutter.
Bv carrier, ten cents a
. , week; by mall, $3.00
a year in advance.
BjLet vs he of good cheer , however,
;/ that the misfortunes
to bear me those which never
— Lowell.
Bp! IE thought of the Harrisburg
|J community is now turning to the {
Br consideration of a proper mem- | (
■rial for the men who have fought | j
B„d tiled for their country and the ]
peoples of the world. Just |
B&t form this memorial should
Kke is a matter for serious consider-
Bffen and there ought not to be a
B. Svdhe erection of a permanent
many things must be kept
it ghould not only be orna-
Ihental; it ought also to be useful,
tho growth of Harrisburg it
Hpobvious that we must have a
modern, well-equipped and
Hid< quate hospital. Why not make
an institution a memorial of
activities not only of the soldiers
the men who have served in the
■thtlng forces, but also a proper
■lcognition of the splendid service |
Kit the Red Cross, the National War j
Bild and the other organizations that ;
Biave contributed so largely to the
■omfort and welfare of those who
Biave gone forth to battle for right-
Bwusness and justice.
K No argument Is necessary to con-
Bfince the average person in this
Kcpnimunity that we are now con-
Hbonting a serious situation with re
■feard to hospital facilities. The old ,
■lnstitution at Front and Mulberry
■gtreets, is no longer able to meet the
■ demands upon It. Nor is the newer
■hospital at Front and Harris streets
Adequate for the increasing demands
■g the community. Both have done
■Wonderful work, but we must now !
■ think of a hospital such as a city
■ like Harrisburg requires. And what
■ could be more suitable as a me-
Hporial of a great struggle for hu-
B| Of course, there are many other
Bttttractive forms of memorial struc
tures, but we doubt whether any
Ijpould be more useful or appropriate
#han a great modern hospital erected
ton a spacious site and with proper
p- This newspaper would be very
happy to give publicity to any sug
tgestions looking to the permanent
.{memorial which will be the expres
sion of the sentiment and desire of
the entire community. This war was
jlargely fought for the relief of suf
|ferlng humanity and a hospital
"would constantly remind the future
' generations of the purposes and
raims of the world war. It would be
the good Samaritan visualized in a
1 permanent structure, dignified in its
proportions and equipped with the
latest life-saving facilities.
[j What a fine yellow streak has de
veloped in the valorous Hun. He
never showed pity and he should have
. none of it.
' TT develops as the election returns
I are computed that next to Sena-
I ■ tor William C. Sproul, the road
f? loan was the favorite "candidate."
| Indeed, it may happen that although
the total vote for the loan is much
smaller than that cast for the head
of the ticket, the majority for the
loan may be larger. The turnover
of votes in Dauphin county, since the
loan was up before, was more than
6,000. Popular education is large
ly responsible for this changed
• attitude on the part of the people.
Formerly tho farmers were against
It in very large numbers, because they
had been led astray by professional
politicians who opposed the loan for
their owp selfish Interests. The Mc-
Cormlck newspapers in Harrisburg
tried to hoodwink the voters again
this year, but failed miserably.
.Just how much the education of
the people had to do with the passage
of the road loan is indicated by the
following letter received yesterday
by the Secretary of the Pennsylvania
Good Roads Association, which put
out a bulletin favoring the loan and
explaining its objects Just previous
to the elections:
I have just been handed a C °PV
of your pamphlet called "Build
the Maintenance Into the Road,
and after reading it I was cer
tainly sorry I voted against the
bond issue for fifty million dol
lars. I wish I had seen it sooner.
Please send me copies of all your
Here we have the answer. As soon
as the people were convinced that
the road loan was a good measure
they approved it, and in the face of
the uncertainties of the reconstruc
tion period they may now congratu
late themselves that they have $50,-
000,000 at their disposal for expendi
ture should the time come when
there are more seekers for jobs than
there are Jobs. Fifty million dollars
would be a god-send to the working
people of Pennsylvania should dull
times come.
"The Watch on the Rhine" is soon
going more than a mere song
to the Yanlts.
WE READ in a recently issued
bulletin of the Committee on
Public Information that—
A project has been outlined and
a subscription started by the Ital
ian newspaper, II Progresso Italo-
Amerieano, among the Italians in
this country, for the erection of a •
monument to America. This monu
ment, which will be placed either
In New York or in Washington,
will be a mark of the gratitude
which the Italians feel toward
America for her participation in
the war for the cause of freedom
and democracy, and especially for
the help we have given Italy in
the realization of her national
aspirations. A plan is also being
discussed to build a similar monu
ment in Rome. Both monuments
are to be the work of one of the
greatest Italian sculptors and will
be of such size and artistic im
portance as to be worthy of the
sentiment they are intended to
That is like the Italians, generous 1
and grateful to a fault. But what ,
about our gratitude toward the Ital- (
ians? In the recent peace talk there i
has been all too little mention of,'
Italy's part. The war would be over j (
now If Italy had not come in—but <
it would have ended with the Kaiser J
in Paris. ,
The blood and treasure of Italy ,
were freely spent in the successful I
effort to put Austria-Hungary out of !
the war. While Italy's efforts were '■
not confined to the Austrian front, , 1
her contribution to the Allied success j '■
was greater there than in the other j
places where her troops fought the ;,
battle of civilization. Her financial j i
and industrial efforts have been ! (
equal to her military effort, and in j,
all these directions Italy has not 1
lagged behind her allies.
Since the beginning of the war
Italy lias called to the .colors little
less than 5,500,000 men and has suf- 1
fercd a loss of almost 1,500,000 of
them. Of that loss nearly 350,000
died in battle, and 100,000 from dis
ease. Over 550,000 are totally in- 1
capacitated, either by blindness, loss
of limb or tuberculosis. At the pres
ent moment the strength of the Ital
ian army .s 4,025,000, including the
j class of men born In 1900, who have
I been called to the colors recently. It
! may be said, then, that the nation's
man-power has suffered a permanent
loss of nearly a million.
But, serious as is this loss, Italy
has inflicted an even greater punish
ment upon the foe. In Austrian pris
oners alone she has taken approxi
mately a million. In the June offen
sive on the Piave alone over 200,000
Austrian dead were left on the field.
Aside front their achievements in
other theaters of the war, Italy's sol
diers have fought through fifteen fu
rious offensives on the Isonzo and
the Piave, inflicting terrible losses on
the foe in each. These campaigns
were carried on in mountainous re
gions and under rigorous weather
conditions that taxed to the utmost
the genius of the military engineers
and the endurance of the troops. The
foe, when hostilities opened, was
entrenched in carefully prepared and j
seemingly impregnable positions,
backed by a network of military
roads and railroads. On the Italian
side were deep gorges, unscalable
cliffs, almost impassable glaciers, j
passes filled with snow and com- j
manded by Austrian guns. There j
were no suitable roads or bridges, j
The surmounting of these difficulties |
has challenged the admiration of the j
engineering world.
Over 2,500 miles of roads have!
been constructed on the mountains ;
of Italy and of Albania, and 1,000 I
! miles of aerial cable railroads (Tele
-1 feriche) have been built to carry
' food, ammunition and guns over
■ deep ravines.
1 The magnitude of this military ef
! fort can be fully appreciated only
when one takes into consideration
the economic structure of the nation
and the nature and number of its
| population. One must remember that'
out of 36,000,000 inhabitants in Italy i
at the beginning of the war only!
[ 17,000.000 were male. This seeming !
disproportion is caused by emigra- |
3 tion, which was largely composed of
■ male adults. Out of those 17,000,000
1 only 9,000,000 were adults econom
ically productive. Consequently, the
1 subtraction of the mobilized forces
> has had an acute reaction on the
1 economic life of the nation. It is
5 estimated that on an average only
p 196 adults remained in each town or
5 village to provide In each case for
1 some 320 children below the age of
. fifteen.
1 Instead of accepting monuments
from Italy we ought to dedicating
t them to the Italian armies.
r .
j The Kaiser boasted that he would
sacrifice a million lives to take Paris.
r The war he started has cost 10.000,000
" lives. Is he to be allowed to live out
f his own life in ease and comfort in a
1 Dutch castle?
( Bully for the State Department of
Labor and Industry, which Is prepar
-8 ing to furnish employment for the
9 disabled soldiers and sailors when
1 they come back. Every city and town
and hamlet should co-operate in this
important work. Every man who re
turns after the war should be given
the best possible job. so bo may real
ize that the appreciation of the home
folk is not expressed in words only.
So the Clown Prince has not been
shot, but is staying at the residence
of the Governor of Limburg. The
name of his present location is at least
in harmony with his general makeup,
as the odor of his presence must sug
gest the principal product of the
The problem of keeping labor profit
ably and constantly employed Is quite
sufficient to prevent the President
from attending the peace conference.
Another name for Bolshevik is an
By the Ex-Commlltccman
Governor-elect William C. Sproul
will probably have an old-fushioned
inauguration. Had the war continu
ed it is believed that the Governor
elect's personal wishes would have
prevailed and he would have been
inducted in very simple manner and
witthout any dislay, but the coming
of peace has caused mhny men to
suggest that the cermony be in ac
cord with the time of rejoicing and
also show the popular character of
the new executive. There is a dispo-.
sition' among men cqfning here on
business at the Capitol since the
election to call for an elaborate
function befitting the tremendous
approval of the candidate evidenced
at the polls.
The question of election was taken
up with the new Governor by W.
Harry Baker, secretary, of the Sen
ate and tho burden bearer upon such
occasions, and Adjutant General
Frank D. Beary, but he expressed
a desire that things could be made
very simple. Since that time the gen
eral feeling about the state has
manifested itself and it is probable
that there will be an inauguration
such as has not been seen here since
the Pennypacker day. But at the
same time there are hopes that tho
weather may be less atrocious.
The induction of the Lieutenant
Governor-elect will take place in the
Senate Chamber in accord with the
traditions of that body and for tho
first time in memory of living resi
dents of the Capitol two Senators
will be advanced to the highest of
fices in the gift of their fellow citi
zens and incidentally receiving tho
greatest pluralities on the records.
The new Secretary -of Internal Af
fairs, James F. Woodward, will bo
sworn in next May.
Governor Brumbaugh is already
gathering ideas for his farewell mes
sage to the Legislature which will
be read the day it meets on the first
Tuesday of January, a little more
than |ix weeks away. The Governor
will prepare to remove from Harris
burg immediately after the holidays.
—According to Philadelphia news
papers the speakership of the next
House of Representatives of Penn
sylvania is "far from being definite
ly settled." And It Is also evident
that some of the journals are do
ing their best to make it appear that
there is a division over the matter.
The Philadelphia Record, with char
acteristic Democratic enterprise, says
that while many Republican leaders
favor George W. Williams, the Tioga
county "dry," Aaron B. Hess, of Lan
caster, "enjoys the backing of Sena
tor Edwin H. Vare" and also adds
that the Williams candidacy "is not
meeting with much favor among the
Vare leaders."
—The Philadelphia Ledger says
the only man "considered a likely
candidate" is Williams and follows
the same line of thought as the
Record in declaring that Governor
elect Sproul has the leaders of his
party guessing about his attitude on
—The Philadelphia Inquirer and
Philadelphia Press decline to get
excited over the matter and inti
mate that the speakership and the
launching of the legislative program
of the new Governor, which is ex
pected to be comprehensive, will be
taken care of in due season and
with every one behind them at the
proper time. The Inquirer's frank
admission that Williams was loom
ing up is regarded here as very
—The retiring administration is
showing considerable concern over
reports that a general overhauling
of the whole state governmental sys
tem is likely. There are many men
in office which the present Governor
would like to see retained.
—The comments of newspapers in <
Scranton, Wllkes-Barre, Erie and
Altoona are that the Governor-elect ;
should be allpwed to work out his
program unhindered. They point to i
the fact that Pennsylvania is for
tunate in having a man of ripe leg
islative experience and remarkable
business ability for Governor and
that he should be generally support
ed because his majority shows that
the people are with him.
The Pittsburgh Gazette-Times
started something when it printed
the story of the efforts made to have
Senator Charles H. Kline appointed
the successor of Judge John W. Kep- i
hart on the Superior Court bench.
This prospective vacancy seems to
be causing more disturbance than I
the Speakership. A Philadelphia ru
mor is to the effect that Kephart
may stay on the Superior Court until
well into January because of some
pending cases. Again, say other
newspapers, he may not.
—With soldier votes costing the
state $6 apiece it is probable that
one of the first actions by the next
Legislature will be the overhauling
I of the soldier vote act. Why it was
; not changed last, session no one
knows. There is much unfavorable
comment about the naming of so
many commissioners this year.
—Washington is sending two
"dry" Republicans to the Legisla
ture. _
—The Philadelpha Press remarks
to-day: "If Governor-elect Sproul
should not find time to fill the var
ious appointments at his command,
there are any number of politicians
ready to take the job off his hands;
but that would not suit the public."
—One of the most remarkable
statements credited to a liquor man
in politics for a long time is in
the Noi*h American to-day. This
man says the liquor interests have
no intention of making a light for
speaker. "All we want," he is
quoted as saying, "is a man who will
be fair."
Filters Don't Stop Influenza
(From the London Times)
Recent researches conducted by
MM. N'icolle and Lebailly, of the
Pasteur Institute of Tunis, have
proved that the microbe of influ
enza is what is known as a "filter
passer"—that is, it is so small as to
pass through any filter, no matter
how minute thef interstices may be.
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[From the New York Mail]
The most interesting subject in the
world is Man, the next most inter
esting i 3 Earth, Man's home.
Our knowledge of geography has
been doubled, nay trebled, since the
war began.
Four years ago the ignorance of
the rank and file of us regarding the ;
superficies of the planet on which
we live was stupendous.
If the reports of the school ex
aminations prior to 1914 are to be
believed, the children in the grammar
schools, and the students in the high
schools as well, were deplorably oil
when it came to geography.
Fortunately, all is different now.
To-day the knowledge of geography
among us, from the little boys and
girls up to the oldest of us, is go
ing ahead by leaps and bounds. Fol
lowing the war news, we learn some
thing new every day of countries
and cities, of nations and tribes. In
the battle accounts we learn of the
terrain, of the flora, and, to a cer
tain extent, bf the fauna, of many
From little San Marino to vast Si
beria we have learned things of
which, before the war, we had never
so much as dreamed. We know now
how very small San Marine is, as
well as where it is; and as for Si
beria, we know—what many of us
did not know four years ago—that
it is as big as the United States, and,
instead of being a waste of desert,
tundra and ice, is potentially one of
the finest and richest portions of the
earth's surface.
And the war news that has come
to us from Allenby, Maud and Mar
shall has opened our eyes as they
had never been opened regarding the
old Bible lands, Syria, Palestine and
Every one now knows just how the
famous rivers, Tigris and Euphrates,
look; as well as the physical fea
tures of the ancient lands through
which they flow.
As a teacher of history the great
war ha£ done a wonderful work. It
has brought to our minds in won
derfully graphic and striking fash
ion what Denmark, and Poland, and
Bohemia used to be, and what tney
are striving to be again.
About the absorbing interesting
story of Alsace-Lorraine we all know
I much more than wo did in August,
1914; and of international law, the
rules of war, the usages of war, an
cient and modern, the nature of gov
ernment in general and democratic
! government in particular, we have
: learned much that was hidden from
' us a few years back.
> The groat war is not only "making
| the world safe for democracy," it is
' showing what denuicracy is, and
| what the world is.
| As an educator the war is discount
ing all the schools and universities.
Facts and Fancy
Herein differs fact from fancy,
thin.vs as they befall us from things
as we would have them, human ends
from human hopes; that the tirst are
moved by a thousand, the last on
two wheels only, which (being
named) are desire and fear. Hope,
of course, is nothing more than a
desire with a telescope magnifying
distant matters, overlooking near
ones; opening one eye on the ob
jects, closing the other to all objec
tions. And if hope be the future
tense of desire, the future of fear
is religion—at least with too many
of us.—R. D. Blackmore.
There is an actual shortage of
housing accommodations in Germany
and this shortage will probably be
aggravated after the war.
Women in England do 60 to 70
per cent, of all the machine work on
shells, fuses and trench warfare sup
plies, and have contributed 1,450
trained mechanics.to the Royal Fly
ing Corps.
Thirty-one of the branch offices of
the Federal Employment Service now
have women's divisions, each in
charge of a capable woman skilled in
placement work.
Three Syrians employed by the
Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation
recently earned 670 by a night's work
in which they broke the world's rec
ord for riveting, averaging more than
Ave rivets a minute.
The War Labor Policies Board has
prepared contracts for government
use which require the observance of
state labor laws, with especial refer
ence to child labor, convlot labor and
factory statutea-
To the Editor of the Telegraph:
After having studied the article
"To the American Public" by T. M.
Gilmore, I wish to submit a letter i
which 1 hope the Telegraph will pub j
i lish, not as its opinion but us the
opinion of many good church going
First let us sum up Mr. Gilmer's
message to the American public by
| saying that the compliments he
I pays to our (government are true
j and not overdrawn and that we be-
I licve our congressmen are sound to
the core, and that, furthermore, we
believe they will remain so and that
we as the public will have the same
and even better opinions of them
after they have served us faith
fully and put from our state the
booze cui-se —but feel that those who
favor the liquor traffic may alter
theii* opinions, and their flattery may
had been in vain, for let us hope
that with a dry governor we are at
last to have our dreams realized.
During the recent epidemic, it was
a pleasure to pass the closed saloon
door as the guzzlers were not on the
steps about the corners as the case
may be to oggle the women as they
passed by.
If you are a close observer you
will notice that the ruined down
at-the-heels fellows were nowhere to
be seen near their old familiar place,
but when the doors once more
! opened, they, the ones who might
have been decent and useful mem
bers of society came back, and their
appearance should bo enough to
cause every good-minded citizen to
set-face-about to do away with the
evil stuff.
How dare Mr. Gilmore say experi
ment of prohibition! Experiment in
deed? Well let us allow him to have
his way and let us "experiment of
prohibition" also and let us go far
ther and say that the experiment hus
been tried and it has been found a
"ripping success."
Oh! How nice the Compensation
problem if gotten away with would
sound to the "wet-folks."
We have already paid compensa
tion in the forms of the life and
health of our young and unsuspect
' ing men and women, —the wives of
J drunkards have not only paid by
the sweat of their brow but by the
j life-blood, and the pious fathers and
j mothers have passed through their
I Gethsemane because of their erring
i sons; children have gone .ragged and
j hungry and have found early graves,
becuuse of the "well organized liquor
i people." They have paid the com
j pensation. Those who suffered be
| cause members of their families, or
they themselves were intemperate
have paid the compensation in drops
of blood and the brewer and distiller
have become fatter and ugliei",
wealthier and greedier; in fact so
greedy that they want to be paid
to discontinue a nuisance.
In other words they have become
While yet it is young in our minds
let us say that there was a man
named Bill, who created a great
disturbance, and even deceived the
people for many years just as it
used to bo noised abroad that the
Government of the United States
could not exist were it not for the
liquor revenues —propaganda gotten
out by the manufacturer, to de
ceive the people. Well, you all
know just what happened to Bill,
and we did not pay him to get off
the nest, —we ousted him, because
he was a nuisance and a menace to
the progess and civilization of the
Mr. Gilmore says "then let con
gress appoint a commission to de
termine if the hundreds of millions j
that will be lost by the experiment
of national prohibition shall fall
upon distillers, brewers, winemakers
and the like or upon the people as
a whole.
What a beautiful thought! The
public has been tortured by the dis
tillers and the brewer's products,
families have been ruined physically,
and financially women, whose
husbands used their products, have
toiled over wash tubs, while the
wives of the great liquor men have
had lives of ease and luxury.
When there is no more liquor to
be bought, miserable husbands will
return to work and their wives will
have a happy and comfortable life
so we suggest to the manfacturers
that they get themselves decent jobs
and if they are too rum-soaked to
be of any further use, let the wife
take to the .wash tub. Reversed
circumstances often teach valuable
lessons. t
When a man has no more shame
than to publish in the paper that
he has been thirty-five years in the
liquor-business, —he is past putting
ito shame, but the sad part is that
he gave to the devil's works years
that might have been devoted to
great usefulness.
We know aboift the babes that
the Beast of Berlin slew! How
about the babes fhat booze slowly
persecutes and tortures.
Ah! Friend and neighbor we have
awakened to the fuct that booze
must go and must go without the
manufacturer getting one cent of
"Millions for defense but not one
cent for tribute."
Our governor says, "whiskey is
not good for soldiers" so we realize
fully that it is not good for civil
Gilmore also says "but for the
demand of the public for wines,
beer and whisky, there would be no
liquor traffic."
True the demand has come
from the youth of land but the
fathers and the mothers have taken
things into their hands and when
they are through legislating there
will bo no further demand for the
liquor people's valued product.
How they will miss the harvest they
once reaped and how hard it will
be to get to work!
Bill will miss his ease and luxury
This is a day of uprooting evils
and we will let no stone unturned.
Yours truly,
To the Editor of the Telegraph:
Some time ago a bitter complaint
from Australia of savage cruelty to
j fur-bearing creatures was published,
j About three million opossum skins
are yearly exported from that land,
I and an eye witness stated that it
I was a common sight in Australia
to see the poor mother opossum
lying dead or dying in the steel trap,
while her starving little ones crowd
ed round her, seeking the nourish
ment she could not longer give. This
spectacle seemed to call for ven-
Igenee on the cold-hearted land which
permitted such things, but does it
not call more loudly for retribu
tion on those who make themselves \
responsible by buying and wearing
the skins of those hapless dumb
"When Henry Bergh started his
crusade against the cruelty of trap
i ping he was interrupted in his work
through lack of funds. Monsieur
! Bonnard, a Canadian Frenchman,
■ who had made a fortune in the fur
I trade, by trapping, left it to further
j Bergh's work, for he had seen
I such cruelties practiced on animals
j in his business, "memory had become
I a horror," and so the fortune
wrought from the blood and terror
I of the animal heart, went to Its balm
and succor."
Discourage the use of furs. Fur
animals caught in traps (which are
not visited often, or are neglected)
sometimes suffer terrible agonies for
days before they die.
And the cause of all this suffer
ing is VANITY the desire to
ornament the human body with the
heads, tails, claws and skins of our
furry little brothers of the wood.
Yours for,
[From The Protestant, by Burrls A.
Jenkins, Christian Century Press]
One Saturday night, anxious to ef-
I fervesce —I started to say brain
weary, but that is a presumption, too
many men with a thimbleful of
brains complain of that killing
fatigue, it is killing, isn't it? —I
called up a minister on the telephone
: and suggested that we go to the thea
! ter together—to an excellent show,
a high class drama or comedy.
"Well, ah, brother," he hesitated,
"I—ah "
"Oh, you have something else on
hand?" said I.
"No, but, ah —you know ■'
Then I began to comprehend, and,
to relieve the tension on the tele
phone wire, 1 said:
"Oh, I see. Conscientious objec
tions? You don't go to the theater?"
"Well you see," came the hesi
tant reply. "It is not on my own ac
count —I have no conscientious scru
ples, you know, but my young peo
ple "
Now if that is not slavery, I don't
know what it is. One is a slave of
Jiis children who banishes from the
table an article of food that is whole
some for grownups, but bad for chil
dren. One is a slave who hides a
thing and surreptitiously partakes of
it when the children are not looking.
He is worse than a slave —a Pharisee.
One is a slave who does not dare to
follow his conscience and do What he
knows is good for him because of
some young person
Slowly they come—these mutely sor
rowing Folk,
These newly risen Dead, these sad
Back to their fields —back to thoso
places whore
Of old the heartlifires burned. Noth
ing is left.
Out of those days but tears —the
"tears that live
In mortal things"—ashes and tears.
For these —
These who have tasted Sorrow's
deepest cup
And lived, they know not why, and
died, they know
Not how—then lived again what
shall be done
For these, Grief's children, in the
days to be?
Back from the tomb —slow Lazar
uses—they come
With wounds so deep that even God
has not
Long while the power to ease them
or to cure-
Back Into sudden sunshine! How
shall these
Remember to forget the days that
How lose the old deep horror of the
ways ?
How fly from madness of remem
bered days?
Lo, Life is still the answer—Life
that comes,
Tenderly bearing gifts and clothed
With healing Freedom. Life will
light again
Those darkened faces through
World Brotherhood '
And touch dry eyes to tears, mute
lips to speech.
The dawn of great Tomorrow will
give back
The upward looking and the light
i And Love will lay her fingers on
their hair
And touch their hearts to singing.
Will walk all ways. But they who
snatched the torch
And left these lampless in an utter
How shall they answer In that Latter
What shall they render In the
Now Unmuzzle the Press
[From the North American Review
War Weekly]
With the end of the war should
vanish every excuse for that uncon
| stitutional muzzling of the press to
which the' country with amazing
I patience has now so long submitted,
j There is no longer danger of news
i leakage that might be of Informative
I value to the enemy. He is not in a
| position to make use of it if he had
' it. There is no longer danger of
| treason preachments. They would
| be perilous only, to those who were
I fools enough to utter them. The
only conceivable purpose for con
tinued gagging of the press might
perhaps lie in the political exigencies
of the. party in control of the Ad
ministration. How far force of habit
may lead those in authority at Wash
ington along that line of endeavor
remains to bo seen. Clearly it is a
road just now very far from safe
for the p\ ticular brand of Democ
racy Involved.
The Administration's policy of free
press suppression has been so grad
ually and, in some Instances, so
adroitly imposed that the general
| public probably has not fully real
ized what an alarming growth this
most hateful form of autocracy has
become. In an article in the last
number of tho North American Re
view Mr. Richard Barry presents the
matter In a plain narration of fact
which is startling. He clearly shows
that, all but unconsciously to our
selves, we have grown Into a t.lmid
' acceptance of a form of coercion
I utterly at variance with all our tra
j ditlons and convictions. By citation
! of specific cases In point he detnon-
I strates that under strained applica-
I tions of the Espionage Act, the
i supervision of the military censors,
| the direct orders of the War Indus
tries Board and the adroit manipula
tions of the Politicalmaster General,
the great masses of the American
people find themselves about as ef
fectually barred from full, free, un
supervised access to the news of the
l day and uncensored Interpretive
comment thereon as Potsdam itself
might desire.
Domestic Veteran
Knlcker—How do you keep your
cook so long?
Bocker —We give her a service
stripe for each dar
Earning (Efyat
Painting on the big sign board at
the courthouse of the standing In
the United War Work campaign
calls to mind that the Dauphin coun
ty temple of justice for more than
a century has been the point of in
terest when anything of a publla
character was going on. The sign
board has had many predecessors,
although none of them was hardly
as big and when anything of real
importance was before the people
the big brick space in front of the
courthou-o was in years gone by
used to keep them Informed. Old
newspapers tell of the days when
the front of the original courthouse
which was built back in the early
days of the last century, was used
for transparencies on occasion of
elections.- These transparencies were
lig squares covered with muslin and
containing many candles. They seem
ed to have been a favorite method
of showing elation over snything.
At time of Perry's victory the front
of the courthouse must have been
much adorned with such devices be
cause the newspapers refer to an un
usual display. In later days the
courthouse was much used for dis
plays attending political campaigns
or elections and some of them must
have been notable. It is interesting
to note that during tho War of 1812
when tho celebrations occurred sev
eral times that the courthouse was
the temporary capital of Pennsylva
nia. Tho state government moved
here from Lancaster in tho latter
part of 1813 and tho Legislature
and some of the departments used
the courthjvse until tho completion
of the first State Capitol in 1822.
This old c.nuthouse was torn down
and replaced in the forties and the
present budding erected some twen
ty \ears la*er. Owing to the lack of
a city hall llanisburg has had the
courthouse as its official headquar
ters and through an act of the Leg
islature the city is entitled to offices
in the building
• •
Hickory, Blue Ball, Bald Eagle
and Black Ash are among the places
selected for sessions of the farmers'
institutes during the coming winter.
In the neighborhood of 200 sessions
Will be held and the fact that they
are for dwellers in the rural dis
tricts is certainly indicated by the
names of the sites selected. Many of
the places are mere hamlets; others
j ire cross roads, but all are conveni
ent for meeting when sleighing has
to be employed to travel. Some of
the places have been centers of rural
lite aul some have had meetings for
years. But the nomenclature is the
thing that is interesting the Capitol
this year. It is the rarest yet. Wash
ington'county presents a choice se
lection in Lone Pine, Ginger Hill,
Cross Creek and Hickory, while
Armstrong very appropriately sub
mitted Rural Valley as the plane tor
its meeting early in January.
Friends' Cove and Yellow Creek will
be two of Bedford's places; Berks
has Amityville and Blair Geesey
town. Bucks will have sessions at
Blooming Glen and Butler at Pros
pect Cambria selected Salix as one
place, Curbon, Big Creek, and Center
Stormstown. Chester will have a
meeting at Honeybrook, Clarion at
Limestone, Dauphin at Union De
posit, Delaware at Village Creen,
Fayette at Old Frame, Franklin at
Dry Run; Greene will hear'lectures
at Jollytown, while Indiana will re
joice with truthful sessions at Cherry
Tree and Trade City. On Lancaster's
list are Paradise and Blue Ball and ♦
McKean very properly will have
agricultural meetings at Ceres. Mon
tour has selected Exchange, North
ampton Stone Church, Cumberland
is to the front with Hickory Corners
and Tioga with Job's Corners. Pot
ter has Germania and Sweden and
Philadelphia will have its farmers'
meeting in Bustleton. Venango will
have a meeting at Diamond, Wavne
at Pleasant Mount and York farmers
will foregather at Hellam, Sunny
burn and historic Red Lion.
—From all accounts thcro have
been few violations of the closed
season on the ruffed grouse which
was decreed by the State Game Com
mission this yfcar to prevent extermi
nation of the bird. A few arrests
have been reported from here and
there about the state, but In the
main the sportsmen have taken
things into their own hands and have
been jealously watching the situation.
It is recognized that it is well nigh
impossible to obtain grouse from
other parts of the country and that
It will be a matter of care whether
there will be grouse in appreciable
numbers next fall when the season
for shooting will be restored. This
has been a good hatching season and
if the birds are watched and fed this
winter there should be a good return
on the investment in 1919, in opinion
of men connected with the commis
sion. There have been a good many
men out after quail and rabbits, but
neither has provided the shooting,
that squirrels gave this year.
• • *
Men familiar with the advance in
the productive capacity in the indus
trial establishments of Harrisburg
during the war are of tho opinion
that it will not bo so hard to readjust
tho processes so that there will be
articles of Importance in peace times
manufactured instead of materials
and munitions for war. Tho big
plants here are manufacturing things
which are the basis of many prod
ucts used In everyday life and thoso
which are specializing can be of
value in meeting the demands of
transportation and construction.
—Senator E. W. Patton, re-elect
ed in Philadelphia, was for years a
select councilman In that city.
—Senator W. Clayton Hackott, ol
Easton, donated a park to the peo
ple of that city where he was born.
—Senator William E. Crow, just
re-elected, likes to talk of the day*
when ho was a newspaper reporter,
—James M. Campbell, elected ta
tho Senate from the Mercer district,
served in that body several sessiona
—Senator Charles W. Sones, of th
Williamsport district, is a bog lura
ber manufacturer.
—Senator-elect Wallace J. Barnes,
of Wayne county, served as pro
thonotary of that county. He will
fill the old Hardenberg chair.
—Representative Harry Zanders,
tallender of the House list, served
for years on Carbon county school
—Tliat it will be fine to hare
an old-fashioned inauguration ,
again? J
Harrisburg was one of the flrsl
cities In which the present arc llghi
was used experimentally, u