Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 09, 1918, Page 10, Image 10

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Founded 1831
Published evenings except Sunday by
Telegraph Building, Federal Square
President and Editor-in-Chief
F. R. OYSTER, Biiriiiesi Maunder
Gl'S M. STEINMETZ. Managing EJitvr
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barg, Pa., as second class matter.
By carrier, ten cents a :
week; by mall. $3 00;
a year In advance.
Sitting down and whining never j
helps a bit; Best wag to get there j
is bg keeping tip l/our grit—Louis'
E. Thagcr.
APPARENTLY the men of Har
risburg will do anything they!
are asked to do in the way of
community service —even to chop
ping wood, as witness the cutting
bee in Wild wood Park Saturday for
the benefit of the Y. M. C. A. s open j
fireplace. The association neede'd j
the wood; its officials plainly said so;
they asked for it—and they got it,
truekload after truckload, of it, be
cause the community spirit i* high
and men were willing.
A few years back and a party j
like that of Saturday would have J
been hard to organize in Harrlsburg.
The war, with its necessary cam
paigns, has brought us more closely
together. We have come to a clear
er understanding of our duties as!
citizens. We have lost something of I
selfishness and gained something of
a desire to serve. This is a good
thing tor the individual and a val
uable asset for the community. It
should not be lost with the coming
of peace. Rather it should be en
couraged and fostered and devel
oped. If every man and women In
liarrisburg can be brought to a j
realization that each owes more to
the community than the commun
ity does to the individual, we shall
be on a fair way to become a model |
city. We get no more out of a tow,®
than is put into it, and if each of
us learns to put in his mite there
shall be an ample reservoir from
which to draw those public benefits
to which we feel we are entitled,
but which are not forthcoming to
the degree some of us would like.
It is noticed that when the German '
authorities are In trouble they send
hurry calls tor American soldiers.
HOLLAND expresses willingness
to yield up the ex-Kaiser and
the former Crown Prince If
the allied governments so demand,
hut volunteers the hope that it may
be premissible to banish the worthy
pair to an island in the Dutch West
Indies, there to remain for life under |
guard ot the Dutch tleet. Thus j
would judgment be diverted from I
the people of the allied nations to
those of a neutrul power long sus
pected of entertaining more ( than
a passing relation with the military
crew who wrought the horror of
war on Europe. The proposal is
not to be considered. It doubtless
originated with Wilhelm or one of
his retainers, who fear that an allied
court of justice might not be so j
No, Kaiser William committed the
outrage for which he must stand'
trial and Wilhelm llohenzollern |
cannot bamboozle them into the I
belief that he has lost any of his j
guilt by a mere change of name;
and residence. Hollund has noth
ing to do but give the former mon
arch und his son to the allies when
they demand. The Dutch West
Indies are all too salubrious a clime
for the Beast of Berlin and his
mousefaced progeny. They must
stand a fair trial und submit to a
far harsher Judgment when found
guilty, as they will be. How fhey
can escape the death penalty is the
only question that is troubling those
who fear to see their sufferings on
earth come to an untimely end be
fore a firing squad or on a gallows.
NOTHING can be kept long con
cealed In America," was the
complaint of the German
Propagandists, who despaired of
deceiving the American people with
respect to German guilt in the war.
now even the paid agents of
•toe Kaiser here are being, brought
to light. Here and there a news
paper owner was so false to his trust
as to ofTer his paper for sale or actu
ally to sell it, and here and there
a college professor, an editor or
businessman was lured from the
path of patriotism and rectitude by
the glitter of German gold. But
not many, out of our millions of
men who might have been tempted
and out of our thousands of news
papers. any ono of which might
have profited traitorously in the
days when the German spy system
was working overtime to keep the
United States out of the war. Let
us be thankful there were so few
: and let us insist on having the
i names of the guilty, who must ,be
; punished to the extent of the law.
Every effort should be made to
I uncover newspaper connections with
German propaganda. The fiberty
]of the country and the stability of
1 our government rest upon the pur
; Ity and trustworthiness of our free
i press more than upon any one
| other thing. Corrupt the news
papers and the fountain of public
| information and opinion is polluted
at its source. Let the tainted news
' papers be known, so that honest
papers shall not rest under sus
The vast majority of American
newspapers are honestly conducted.
Here and there one is owned by an j
| "interest" or "interests" for some j
specific purpose, but these are rare.
A few are maintained by wealthy
politicians in order that they may be !
used to keep their owner's name
before the people and to give him 1
an influence he otherwise would not
have. But the people are not slow j
to recognize all .such, and, being
known for what they are, their pow- i
er for evil is greatly lessened. With
these German-controlled or in- j
flucnced newspapers it is different, j
Benedict Arnold was a patriot com- j
pared with the editor who would '
sell his birthright for a mess of Ger- ;
man pottage, and as for the Kaiser
owned college professors, they are j
no better. The investigators at i
Washington have turned up a pretty i
mess, but it must be stirred to the j
bottom and its unsavory contents j
analyzed to the last filthy fragment, j
If it's just the same to you, Mr.
Demain, we'll take our share of
winter after to-day's pattern.
4"¥"T is in the public interest that
I all war regulations of industry
should be revoked and all war
restrictions on industry should be
removed as speedily as practicable,
save such industries as are engaged
in the production, preparation or
distribution of foods, feeds and fuel,
and such last-named group of in
dustries should be freed from war
regulations and restrictions as early
as consistent with the welfare of
this nation 'and of the Allies," is the
gist of one of the resolutions adopt
ed by the Atlantic City convention
of businessmen last week, and there
are indications that the Government
means to take the hint, the War
Industries Board, the Federal Fuel
Commission ar.d similar restrictive
agencies being in the process of dis
Throughout the country there is
an Increasing demand from many
quarters for a reconstruction plan
of resumption of normal conditions.
Partisanship is having little to do
with it under the crcu instances.
Business and industrial interests are
insisting that there shall be quickly
brought about something like the
normal situation. Incidental to this
plan there is likewise a demand for
immediate demobilization of the
armed forces which are not needed
for the further defense of the
country and also for the abrupt ces
sation of all building and construc
tion work in cantonments and else
where. These involve enormous ex
penditures, and it is the opinion of
those who are capable of judging
that no Justification exists for pur
suing some programs of certain de
partments which were outlined dur
ing active hostilities.
Nobody questions that there should
be retained in Europe's large army
until the peace treaty is signed and
ratified, but there is no difference
of opinion among those who are
able to judge that all our soldiers
should be brought home with the
utmost speed commensurate with the
safety of the nations to whom
America stands under obligations as
allies in the great war.
But the particular thing to which
statesmen in Washington of both
parties are looking forward is the
elimination of the one-man Govern
ment which has prevailed to a large
extent during the preparations for
a prosecution of the war. This
applies also to special war commis
sions und boards which have been
so thick in Washington as to im
pede the real work of the Govern
ment. In most cases the powers of
these war bodies terminate with the
conclusion of peace and there is little
sympathy for the individuals who
have been striving during the last
ten days to perpetuate their swivel
chair domination.
What the Red Cross does for the
soldier is shown by the fact that 1,695
Christmas parcels left Harrisburg
alone for the boys in the Army.
Be a volunteer in the Red Cross
drive. Don't wait until some
body more interested than
yourself hunts you up to ask for
your membership fee. The Red
Cross is worthy of your support and,
after all it has done the past year,
it ought not to have to beg for mem
berships. Rather, It ought to be
the proud boast of every man,
woman and child in the country to
claim memershtp in it, for there is
no finer organization in the whole
world, nor one whose ideals are
higher or whose deeds are worth
Wherever there is sorrow or suf
fering, there is the Red Cross.
Wherever humanity is crushed by
great catastrophe, there is the relief
of the Red Crqss. On the battle
field and in the hospitals, among
the broken peoples in the wake of
I war, wherever death stalks or star
j vation threatens, there are the rnln
| isterlng angels of the Red Cross.
But they are there only because
we at home provide the means. If
Iwe cut off their supplies they are
j helpless. If wo fail to back them
|up we put ourselves in the class
I with the Hun, who cares only for
I his own welfare and would let the
rest of the world suffer and die
without a qualm. In these days of
world suffering sympathy can be
expressed only in dollars. Put
yours into the Red Cross.
Be a "regular" fellow, and volun
teer for the Red Cross.
y outlet u
o ~f > lKK4l[hrG,lua,
By the Ex-Committeeman i
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The very small showing made
by the Fair Play party, the "wet"
annex to the Bonniwell campaign,
devised to coax Republicans who
would not vote a Democratic ticket
to cast a vote for the Philadelphia
judge for Governor, is one of the
things much commented upon since
the official compilation of the vote
of all counties but Luzerne was
made. The vote polled by the noisy
Fair Play party is offlcfhlly com- I
puted as 9,308 with a chance of
2,500 more from Luzerne. The !
total Fair Play strength will not be
one twenty-eighth of the Bonniwell j
Democratic vote, maybe not one
The jump of several thousand
votes for the Prohibition candi- j
date is not taken as any indication
of permanent strength here. For
years the Prohibition party has
been poling along with less than
20,000 votes and the 26,500 polled
by E. J. Fithtun represented a good
ly number of Democrats who would
not vote for Bonniwell and
"bucked" on voting for Sproul. The
Prohibition total will probably be
about one tenth of Sprout's plu
The Bonniwell Democratic vote
runs about 20,000 ahead of the vote
for the other two state candidates,
who were not in sympathy with htm
and were backed by the Democratic
state organization.
The fact that Stephen 11. Huselton,
of Pittsburgh, polled 103,000 votes
against Judge William David Porter,
who got over 400,000, is one of the
matters which will be referred to the
objections to the nonpartisan bal
lot act during the next I-egisla^ure.
The big majority for the two con
stitutional amendments was not
looked for here. The road loan was
expected to pass, but not by a ma- |
jority as great as that for Sproul. |
The official count when completed
will make the stay of some parties
which have figured in the past and
which are struggling now lose ballot
—Senator Penrose will attend the
conference dinner of the Philadel
phia Committee on Revision of the
City Charter Tuesday night and
will fire the first gun in the mayor
alty campaign with an attack upon
contractor government and con
tractor dominations in municipal
afTairs. Senator Penrose will be the
guest of honor. He is in hearty
accord with the committee's charter
revision ideas and it is expected his
address will be an echo of his de
liverance at a similar dinner on
May 6, 1916 when he launched a
sensational attack on the Vare-
Brumbaugh-Smith alliance.
British sailors who participated
in the Battle of Jutland were fea
tures of Boston's celebration on
Britain's Day.
The Chilean Consul-General has
left Lima for Santiago, stating his
government had advised him to take
the archives with him.
Three American cruisers are ex
pected to arrive at Lima from San
Francisco in a few'days.
Nominations are over and the
great British election will settle
down for the next fortnight into the
ordinary campaign struggle.
Alien enemies of the United
States government, such as those
known to be members of the Indus
trial Workers of the World, will be
kept confined at Ft. Douglas.
Joseph Wolf, of Chicago, owner
and operator of the James E. Pep
per and Co. distillery at Lexington,
Ky„ stated that the distillery would
never run again.
An investigation of the cost of liv
ing which iB being carried on in the
leading Industrial centers of the
country has begun In Milwaukee.
Secretary of the Treasury Mc-
Adoo expresses himself pleased at
the selection of Cartr Glass as his
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan milk
companies have advanced the price
of milk to 17 cents per quart, ar
guing that what Americans charge
16 cents for is equivalent to 20
cents' worth in Moose Jaw.
Attorney General Joseph McGee,
of Ohio, refuses to bring suit in
equity to enjoin transmission of the
national prohibition amendment to
the Ohio Legislature.
Uphnm's Corner, a residential sec
tion of Boston, has protested against
Sunday theatrical entertainments.
Michigan's Anti-Saloon League
wants the Supreme Court to keep
the proposed beer and light wine
amendments off the ballot for the
April 7 election.
The remains of a prehistoric lake
village recently came to light in a
peat deposit in the valley of the lit
tle stream known as the Menaga, in
the commune of Oppeano, Italy.
Orders to discharge ail female
munitions workers at the Newport,
R. L, torpedo station by January 1
have been issued byb the Navy De
partment and 350 employes will
lose their Jobs.
The removal of all restrictions on
the retail sale of gasoline in Ontario
has been announced by Canadian
Food Controller C. A. Magrath.
All the American Marconi radio
stations except the four high-power
plants, have been bought by the
Navy Department.
Enlisted men discharged from the
Army will be required to return to
the government, within four months,
the uniform in which they leave
The Western Electric Company
has declared its regular quarterly
dividends of $2.50 on the common
An active campaign has been
started in Birmingham, Ala., to ob
tain 1,000 members of the Commun
ity Sing Association, who Will con
tribute 1$ annually.
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| V^'':
"He Hath Put Down the Mighty
From Their Seats"
VICTORY rejoicings were trans
lated into victory thanksgiv
ings in the churches of this
land on the Sunday following the
cessation of the conflict, says the
Literary Digest. "This is the great
est moment of all history," said Dr.
Manning, of Trinity Church, "except
the one in which Christ was born."
The New York Tribune estimates
that "nearly 2.000,000 attended re
ligious meetings in greater New
York during the day," and among
them were sailors and soldiers
garbed in the uniforms of every na
tion that fought on the side of the
Allies during the war. "Think for
a moment what German victory
would have meant to us and to all
the world," Dr. Manning urges,
"then offer your thanks to Almighty
God for the great deliverance that
He has given us." Dr. William Pier
son Merrill, preaching in the Brick
Presbyterian Church, dwelt on the
"unswerving patriotism of all the
peoples that contributed to the vic
tory of the Allies, and added a spe
cial thanksgiving for our part:
"Thank God that America has
played her part effectively and with
honor. God keep us humble, as we
should be in the presence of nations
that have fought and endured and
sacrificed as we have scarcely
dreamed of doing. Let us be con
tent with the honor of having given
it in a good spirit. For the courage
and steadfastness and guyety and
cleanness of our men. for the unity
of our national soul and effort, for
the high ideals kept dominant in the
nation's life, for the care given the
men in service, and for the good re
pute won by them in foreign lands
—for these and many ofher mercies
we give thanks to God, praying that
we may in our joy and satisfaction
be wholly free from the peril tv/.d
shame of self-satisfaction."
The chaplain of Columbia Col
lege pleads against "softness" in
dealing out justice to Germany:
"We are not treating with an hon
orable though defeated foe. We are
dealing with p criminal brought to
book and as yet unrepentant. We
are dealing with a nation that has
shown itself morally defective. How
to treat Germany is a problem of
The religious tone of secular edi
torials dealing with Germany's de
feat is almost as strong as the words
of the pulpit. Notable among these
is one from the Newark Evening
News. With the apocalyptic warn
ing that "God Is not mocked. And
in the day of our triumph let us be
humble before hint," The Evening
News solemnly reviews the plight of
the nation that planned the world's
"It is not enough that the German
armies confess defeat.
"It is not enough that revolution
takes command of the erstwhile
German Empire.
"It Is only enough that the doc
trine and theory of autocracy are
disproved and put to shame.
"Autocracy, militarism, can only
maintain themselves by professing
infallibility.. Autocracy can not take
counsel of democracy without dy
namiting its own foundations. If it
is not superior, it is naught.
"Kaiser Wllhelm may go down In
history as the world's greatest vil
lain. He will certainly go down
forever us the world's vastest fool.
"There is his downfall, the down
fall of the laboriously created ma
chine that mechanized and brutal
ized Germany, heart and soul. He
and his clique set at naught two
thousand years of man's develop
ment. They defied the finer In
stincts of man, debauched the holy
mission of education, worshiped at
tho temple of a crass materialism.
For the Nazarene they substituted a
tribal Gott.
"Defeat and physical death do not
kill. The Nazarene lives. In the
suffering of the men who bore the
Cross hi France he triumphs. Their
glory Is imperishable, for they
wrought.a New World.
"Betrayed by materialism, that
against which they contended Is
hurled to the depths of contempt.
It Is Just scorn that kills.
"Where, to-day, is the arch
apostle of materialism, militarism,
he of the 'flaming sword," senior
partner of Me-und-Gott? . Fled
across the border to neutral Hol
land, shameful in defeat and daring
not to face the people he betrayed!
"Where are the clerics who swore
that they alone knew the real god?
"Where are the diplomats who
made faithlessness their creed and
tore apart the 'scrap of paper'?
"Where are the thousand profes
sors who professed that might was
"Where are the tep thousand
suvants who declared that their ma
terialism bought them invincibility?
"Where are tiie hundred thou
sand officers of the kingly caste to
whom the citizen was dirt, and who
wrote their creed in flame and sword
on Belgium?
"Theirs is shame, the shame that
kills. Of all history they are the
world's supreme fools. Their sword
struck through the superficiality, the
carelessness of a seemingly spiritu
ally inert world. That world tianied
back against them, and from east
to west, from pole to pole, from
Christian to freethinker, Mohamme
dan to heathen, it declured their
creed a hateful vanity.
"All things seemed in their hands.
The world was drifting under their
spell. Their espionage, their mate
rialistic skill, their materialistic
philosophy seemed to bo overcom
ing the nations. Hardy in confi
dence, tlicy struck with the weight
of forty years' preparedness.
"But not in Belgium, nor in
France, nor in Servia, nor on the
shamed seas could they defeat the
Power that rose to meet them.
Neither the stricken fields nor the
reddened oceans gave back victory.
Ever new forces rose to hurl them
back and the solid line of the strug
gling democracies bent atd swayed
but would not break. iMen came
the turn, and four months were
"Autocracy *hnd militarism are
dead. They are dead because they
had no |nner life. Revealed, they
are utterly put to shame, made the
subject of the scorn and ridicule of
the world. It is that tact—the
shume —that has killed them in the
day and hour of their failure. Their
arch-priest dares not face the ruin
he wrought und runs away. That
is their end."
The fall of the figure-head of this
folly is compared by the New York
Tribune to the fall of Lucifer, and
the words of Isaiah concerning him
are quoted as adequate to Wilhelm's
case without added comment:
Isaiah xiv; 9-21
'9. Hell from beneath is moved
for thee to meet thee at thy com
ing: It stirreth up the dead for thee,
even all the chief ones of the earth;
it had raised up from their thrones
all the kings of the nations.
10. All they shall speak and say
unto thee, art thou also become
weak as we? art thou become like
unto us?
11. Thy pomp is brought down
to the grave, and the noise of thy
viols; the worm is spread order
thee, and the worms cover thee.
12. How art thou fallen from
heaven. O Lucifer, son of the morn
ing! How art thou cut down to the
ground, which didst weaken the na
13. For thou hast said in thine
heart, 1 will ascend Into heaven, 1
will exalt my throne above the stars
of God: I will sit also upon the
mount of the congregation. In the
sides of the north.
14. 1 will ascend above the
heights of the clouds; I will be like
the most High. ,
15. Yet thou shalt be brought
down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16. They that see tliee shall nar
rowly look upon thee, and consider
thee, saying, is this the man that
made the earth to tremble, that did
shake kingdoms;
17. That made the world as a
wilderness, and destroyed the cities
thereof; that opened not the house
of his prisoners?
18. All the kings of the nations,
even all of them, lie in glory, every
one in his own house.
19. But thou art cost out "of thy
grave like an abominable branch,
and as the raiment of those that are
slain, thrust through with a sword,
that go down to thq stones of the
pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.
20. Thou shalt not be joined
with them In burial, becauge thou
hast destroyed thy land and slain
thy people; the seed of evil-doers
shall never be renowned.
21. Prepare slaughter for his
children for the iniquity of their
fathers; that they do not rise nor
possess the land, nor all the face of
the world with cities.
The Veteran
Where are my comrades who joined
in the first of the fighting'.'
Where are they now In the smoke
of the conflict concealed?
Their rifles are dumb, and the si
lence is grim and affrighting;
Night is at hand—and 1 am alone
In the field.
Some have gone home to rest a.vhile
from their labors,
And some have gone home to a
rest that Earth never has
But none flinched or failed in their
trust to keep faith with their
God grant me their strength to
keep faith in the darkness —
Massachusetts has more than 263,-
000 organized wage earners.
A 6 o'clock closing hour has been
secured by Worcester (Mass.) retail
Plumbers at Sioux City. lowa, get
$7 for an eight-hour day.
Women are being employed In the
manufacture of bricks at Mifflln
town. Pa.
A co-opcrative store owned by
wage-earners is to be opened in Fond
du Lac, Wis.
Caddy girls at the York (Maine)
County Club links have made their
A large hotel in Chicago has de
cided not to replace male help with
feminine workers.
Nine London (England) constables
were fined recently for taking pay for
doing gardening work for private per
The Guelph (Canada) Trades and
Labor Council hus affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor.
As men are not obtainable, women
are to be employed by the Ixindon
County (England) Councn as car
"The Kaiser as I Know Him," the
newly-published book by Arthur N.
Davis, is very shortly to be given
to the Danish reading public by V.
Pios Boghundelt of Copenhagen.
This will make the fourth country In
which "The Kaiser as I Know Him"
has been published, starting with
America, where Harper & Brothers
are the publishers. In this book
Doctor Davis tells in great detail
of his many Interviews with the ex-
Kaiser, during the fourteen years
in which he was his personal dentist,
by no means confined to the ordinary
talks between patient and dentist.
"How Motion Pictures are Made,"
Just published by the harpers, is al
ready being read in several large
public libraries to explain movie
mysteries about which librarians are
constantly asked for information.
Homer Croy, the author, says "Of
tentimes a feat of daring when wit
nessed in a studio becomes laughable
by its utter remoteness from danger
* * * Clever dressing and ex
pert carpentry can arrarfge things
so as to be convincing to the most
demanding in the audience. There
was one firm that was the source of
many gaps of breathlessness • • •
nnd few. if any, suspected that the
chief with whom the white man was
shaking hands was a graduate of
Oberlin Colleger Oberlin, Ohio, or
that the rest of tho warriors were
law-abiding natives of Honolulu,
drawing two dollars a day and go
ing home on a street car." "How
Motion. Pictures Are Made" has led
the reader far away from theOzarks,
which is the stage-set of Mr. Croy's
novel "Boone Stop." which the
Harpers published only a few weeks
previous to the author's departure
1 for France in the late spring.
DECEMBER 9,1918.
(From the N. Y. Times.)
Each man mustered out at Camp
Funston receives this letter from
the commanding ofheer:
"In the performance of mil
itary duty to one's country In
time of war It is not for the cit
izen called to the colors to se
lect the kind of service to be
done by him. One who has
willingly and loyally responded
to the call to arms, (ind who
has put his best efforts, mental
and physical, Into the training,
and performed ull military du
ties required of him to the best
of his ability, standing ready
always to make the supremo
sucritice of life itself. If need
be, has done all that u good
citizen and soldier could do to
insure the successful prosecu
tion of the war.
"Although 1 appreciate how
keenly you feel the disappoint
ment of your failure to secure
duty overseas In the actual bat
tie urea, 1 know you rejoice
together with all Americans in
the prospect of a righteous and
just peace Imposed upon the
enemy and the termination of
the terrible conflict which hus
Involved the whole civilized
world, you have done your
best. You have cheerfully and
loyally discharged the clear
duty of every citizen in time
of war and your work has been
a part of the great national ef
fort which has aided in secur
ing a victorious peace.
"You are discharged from
the army because your services
are no longer Required In the
present emergency. You will
return to your place in civil
life all the better for the train
ing you have had, and 1 feel
sure you will take with you a
better and higher appreciation
of the obligations of citizenship,
including the obligation of
every man to bo trained, pre
pared and ready to render ser
vice to the nation in war as
well us in peace."
Major Gen.
1 haven't seen my Daddy yet,
In this great world's commotion;
His mind and heart on peace were
And he crossed the ocean.
He left Mama November morn,
A year ago •tomorrow;
And since that time I've been born,
To soothe away her sorrow.
His coming home will bring such
And no one need remind him;
He's sailing home without convoy
To the girl he left behind him.
I'm glad that peace has been de
For this my God I truly thank;
I'm glad my Daddie's life was spared
To see his Little Yank.
He's coming home right now from
Across the briny vapor;
He helped the Allied great advance.
To get "That Scrap of Paper."
Our Stars and Stripes are still un
On every land and ocean;
And 1 shall help to lick the world
When next they take the notion.
—Kate Heuston Dunn, in N. Y. Her
Dobbin Not Yet Displaced
(From the Providence Journal)
Interest in the thirty-third horse
show In New York and the statistics
of horses throughout the country
contradict a popular Idea that the
"horse is disappearing." In 1910
the census officials reported 21,040,-
000 horses in the United States; in
1915, notwithstanding the exports
to the armies in Europe, there were
21,195,000, and In 1917 there was a
further Increase to 21,210,000. As
prices are high, it is likely that there
will be substantial additions to these
figures during the next two or three
The horse seems to thrive on com
petition. He has not been displaced
by the locomotive, the bicycle, the
electric car or the automobile. Each
of the new conveyances hus created
a field of its own, and the steady
gain shown by the statistics on
horses proves that the demand for
animal' power corresponds with the
development of the different types
of motors adapted to transportation
Have Improved Since 'O5
(New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Steps were taken early in the
great war by mdst of the countries
engaged in it to keep an accurate
record of the losses, the killed, dead,
missing and wounded. Such records
have been defective in past wars.
The casualty lists of the Confeder
acy during the Civil War covered
burely hulf the dead und missing,
and although the federal government
was in a position to do better, the
death list, was far from complete.
Becuuse of similar experience in
other wars special efforts were taken
toward collecting the complete lists
of the dead, then killed in battle and
died of wounds und disease. The
promptness with which the record
of killed and wounded wus publish
ed alter the armistice was signed
and the war wus over holds out en
couragement that we will have near
ly a complete record of tho total
Value of Military Training
The Post hus consistently argued
for military training in all the
schools of the country for many
Universal military training means
universal physical perfection—as
neur as human agencies can bring
about perfection in the humun
It also means thut the nation will
always have ready for orders an
army of trained men who will be
inspired with a love of country and
u love of home; und who will be
ready to fight and to die for that
country and thut home.—Houston
Then Ma Sent Her to Red
"Pa, did you fall In love with ma
at first sight?"
"Yes, my dear. But it was a year
or wo after we were married that
the doctors discovered thut 1 should
have worn glasses much sooner than
1 did."—Detroit Free Press.
Great Expectations
He (to taxi driver) —Hey* you!
You haven't given me enough
Driver —Well, you can't expect to
hire a taxi driver, and an expert
accountant all for a quarter!—
Mathematically, Why Not?
If there is work for 100,000 Ger
mans tor twenty years in restoring
devastated France, why not put on
a million Germans and finish up the
Job in two years?— Boston Globe.
Eimtittg (Etjat
1 1 ———• * 1 i
State Highway Commissioner J.
Denny O'Nell is authority for the
statement that there hus been more
moving done in trucks over the
highways of Pennsylvania this year
than ever known before und that as
long as railroad conditions ure con
gested people will use the truck.
The commissioner said that for the
lust year he had been impressed
during his rides over state highways
in every section of the state with
the number of "fiittings" being
handled In motor trucks. The Lin
coln and William Penn highways
had many motor truck trains for
the Army, but tho moving vans
were second. A number of lines of
motor truck transportation compan
ies are operating in the state, said
the commissioner, and some manu
facturing plants have their own
trucks to move their products to
Philadelphia or other cities, while
coal und other supply companies Bre
operating trUcks to handle their dis
tribution within twenty miles of
their headquarters. But the mov-
Ings are the interesting thing and
the facility with which articles can
be moved clear across the state
without danger of delays is evi
dently having Its weight with the
people, remarked the commissioner.
While he did n&t say so, there have
been numerous instances known
where trucks have also delivered
household articles where they were
billed and not to some other place
as lias happened on some railroads
In Pennsylvania. Movings have been
handled every month that weather
hus been fit and some have been
seen within the last week, a rather
unusual record for 'cross-country
work in December.
• ■
Progress on the filling in of the
street lines in Capitol Park Exten
sion is being followed with 'the
greatest interest by many visitors to
Harrisburg, salesmen and others
who make periodical trips to this
city, and from what some some of
them say they are more familiar
with what is being done in that sec
tion than many residents of the
town itself. The line of the pro
posed chunges in the park can be
seen by the height of the fill for
the line of the new intersecting
street about on tho line of Aber
deen which looks more like a ruil
road embankment than anything
else. Superintendent George A.
Shreiner, who has been buying up
immense quantities of tilling for the
street lines, says that he hopes to
have both of the highways finished
by spring and then to start on what
may be needed as a preliminary to
the approach to the Memorial
• •
Speaking of the Memorial bridge,
which has elicited such favorable
comment from many sections of the
state, It is interesting to note that
Governor Brumbaugh has an idea
for it which is somewhat out of the
ordinary. The Governor's scheme is
to have semicircular spaces about
where the piers would be located
and to have them tilled in with
earth and small evergreen trees
plunted on them as well as flowers.
There will be numerous spots on tho
third of a mile bridge where trees
could be placed under such an ar
rangement and it would make it an
exceedingly attractive structure es
pecially if one of the Brunner ideas
of having flowers in some of the
recesses was also carried through.
* • •
Local draft boards have sent
Major William G. Murdock, the
state's chtef draft officer, assurance
of their hearty acceptance of ( his
proposal that the history of e.ach
local draft board be written by 'the
men who did the work. The letter
and telegrams received at the state
draft heudquarters from board
members have informed the draft
chief of the intention to start at
once in the collection of data and
to include in the story of the draft
accounts of the work done by the
various auxiliary boards, the com
mittees in charge of the welfare of
soldiers and similar activities. The
plan of Major Murdock is to have
the local color given to the history
of the draft, which sent over 225,-
000 men Into the armed service and
had charge of the registration of
over 2,000,000 Pennsylvanians. The
draft boards were arranged accord
ing to localities and the members
were in close touch with men in
every walk of life and the activi
ties. routine and extraordinary on
account of the war, so that be con
siders them best fltted to handle the
compilation of the histories. In a
number of instances the boards met
conditions of unusual interest which
will be valuable to readers of state
history, and almost every district
will be able to tell of the tremen
dous efforts made in behalf of the
welfare of the drafted men. In the
proposed histories will not only be
included the names of the men draft
ed and sent to camps, but facts re
garding registration, the names of
the people who helped, contempo
raneous newspaper accounts of the
departure of men together with
statements of the work of the Red
Cross, Liberty Loan and other com
mittees, whose activities In some
form or other touched the draft.
• > •
It does not take long after some
one has revived the project of im
proving the character of the Sus
quehanna as a navigable stream for
it to be taken up along the course
of the wide branching river. The
address of Major William B. Gray
here last month and the plan for a
committee of men from various
counties to. be formed to urge leg
islation have started a chain of
comment reaching clear up into
New York state. The newspapers
in towns along the roadway known
as the Susquehanna Trail, which
follows the river to a certain extent,
are very much in favor of applying
some of the new explosives to the
rocks of the river bottom, believing
that it can be as profitable to civ
ilization as blasting out Huns from
French soil.
—Mayor E. V. Babcock has been
cutting hundreds of thousands of
dollars from estimates for the Pitts
burgh city government.
—R. M. Foster, the State College
postmaster, has achieved his am- *
bition and is allowed to ask bid*
for a new post office.
—Col. Charles A. Rook, Pitts
burgh pubysher, is home from a vis
it to France, where he observed
war conSlttlons.
—John Williams, head of the
Amalgamated Association, will go
from Western Pennsylvania to Se
attle to be labor commissioner for
a large steel concern.
—That Harrisburg manufac
tured products shipped this
year will probably break the
This city has been making the
Iron needed for Its Indus tries lo|
more than seventy years,