Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, February 05, 1919, Page 10, Image 10

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Give me an ideal which will stand the
strain of weaving into human stuff on
the loom of the real. Henry Van
i =
1. HE "dry" victory in the Legis
lature yesterday was no sur
prise to those who had any
knowledge of the sentiment on Capi
tol Hill and throughout the State.
The liquor lobby based its sole hope
of defeating the prohibition amend
ment in the House on the willing
ness of prominent Republican lead
ers to be its tools, and they de
clined. The day is past when leg
islation in Pennsylvania is dictated
from behind barroom doors. The
rum influence is dead and doesn't
know it.
The Senate unquestionably will
do as the House has done. The
prohibition amendment will be
adopted in Pennsylvania and the
Slate placed in line with the pro
gressive Commonwealths that have
driven booze from the United States.
This will mark the passing of an
influence in Pennsylvania politics
that has always been bad. The
liquor lobby never has fathered one
piece of progressive legislation for
the benefit of the people. Always it
has been interested in sending men
to the legislature who would safe
guard its pocketbook and cater to
the prosperity of the liquor trade
at the expense of any other line of
business that might happen to stand
in its way. At every State conven
tion, in every legislative or State
wide primary the booze agents were
present with smooth promises or
open threats. But they over-reach
ed themselves last fall when they
openly backed Judge Bonniwell in
opposition to Governor Sproul and
were beaten decisively. And they
showed their weakness by pitting
their forces against the "drys" in a
contest for control of the House—
and were beaten.
The men who stood up under
pressure in the House are to be
congratulated. Dauphin county has
two on the honor roll—lra E. Ulsh
arjd David J. Bechtold, and the con
stituents who sent them to the Leg
islature may be proud of their man
ly' course. The others voted to in
still life into a corpse and they will
nqt be very happy in after years to
have it pointed out that when the
opportunity offered to help put John
Barleycorn under the sod they
thought they were at a christening
instead of a wake.
SAYS the Advocate and Press of
New Bloomtield, Perry county:
Assessor T. W. Campbell deliv
ered and mailed noltces last we:k
to all property holders of real
estate, with their valuation. The
appeal will be hell at Bloomtield,
Tuesday, Feb. 4. • •
"Nothing extraordinary here. Most
appeals are. > ...
DO YOU remember long tramps!
through the woods with your
father In far-off boyhood days?
Do you recall with delight early fish
ing trips, when the path led down
through the green meadow, where
the tall grass grew sweet and lush
and the soft spHng breeze stirred
the willows to low, drowsy music in
sweet accord with the peace that
was in your soul; when father
tramped along by your side und
all the world was rosy as only a
world is rosy when a boy starts out
with his daddy for a whole day
along the streams where the big
bass lurk und the suniish play
Or you may have memories of a
hunting jaunt into woods and fields
when the maples matched their
flaming torches against the yellows
of the hickories ut their back, and
the hoar frost in the hollows was
harbinger of tho snows to come;
when the world wus young, and
father'let you into more woodland
secrets than Daniel Boone or Da
vid Crockett ever knew.
Those were happy days, if per
chance you were fortunate enough,
to have a father of that kind, and
you learned a lot on those excur
sions of the things every "he-man"
in America ought to know. Also,
you owe it to that boy of yours to
pass the heritage of father and son
fellowship along to him. After a
while the lad will have nothing of
you but a memory. What kind of a
memory are you going to give to
him ?
These are some of the thoughts
that have prompted the Y. M. C. A.
to make Father and Son Week an
annual feature of "Y" work. But
Father and Son Week will mean
little unless fathers and sons get
permanently closer together as a
result of the yearly contact. You
>we your lad more than a living
and an, education. What are you
going to do about it?
If you are in doubt, let the Y. M.
C. A. show you.
REPORTS that the liquor lobby
ists are deeply indignant with
Lieutenant - Governor Beldje
man and W. Harry Baker and in
tend to attempt their political ruin
because they did not turn in against
Governor Sproul to'help keep Penn
sylvania in the 'wet" column, need
occasion nobody any alarm. The
"wets" have not yet learned that
they are dead and buried politically.
Their voice is from the tomb. They
long ago lost their hold upon Penn
sylvania politics, only the public did
not know it until last election, when
Governor Sproul, the "dry" candi
date, overwhelmingly defeated Judge
Bonniwell, the apostle of booze.
They can no longer muster majori
ties in the Legislature, as they will
learn when the Senate endorses the
action of the House's approval of the
"dry" amendment.
Lieutenant - Governor Bcidleman
carried the State last fall by a ma
jority even larger than that accord
ed Governor Sproul, and neither he
nor Mr. Baker need fear the oppo
sition of the defeated and discred
ited booze element if turned in their
direction. Indeed, it would appear
just now that the man or measure
the liquor interests oppose is apt to
stand much higher in public favor
than otherwise. They should pay no
attention to the ravings of the tooth
less hounds who for years have been
snapping at the heels of decent men
and honest legislation in this Com
ONE of the effects of national
prohibition 'will be fewer and
better hotels. Those licensed
places which were maintained mere
ly as a means of retaining their
liquor selling privileges will have to
close their doors or become real
hotels. Hundreds of them will go out
of business, but those that remain
will be larger and better, for they
will have to satisfy the discriminating
taste of the traveling public if they
hope to earn a profit. It used to
be thought that a hotel without a
bar would be an impossibility the
profits of the liquor trade were be
lieved to be required to overcome
the losses on rooms and food. If
any hotel man figured that way. his
bookkeeping or his system was
wrong. It is not the practice of any
other line of business within our
knowledge to operate one branch
at a profit while carrying on an
other at a loss. This may occur
in the course of trade, but it Js
never intentional, and is rectified as
soon as discovered. If the hotel
keeper entertained his guests at a
loss to himself he was foolish and
got small thanks for this trouble.
But it is not likely that he did. At
all events, he must make his rooms
and meals earn a' profit now or he
must close his doors. The public
can no longer count on a doubtful
percentage of the barroom profits, if
it ever got any, and hotelmen will
find their patrons ready enough to
pay generously for first class ser
vice—but it must be first class.
Blair county courts, replying to
the request of the hotel keepers
that a portion of their license fees
be returned for the period of the
year after July 1, when the country
will go "dry," or that they be al
lowed to pay monthly instead of
yearly for their licenses, referred
them to the Legislature. New laws
must be enacted if the liquor deal
ers are to be entitled to licenses
for half the year, or for so much
thereof as the law permits them
to ply their trade. A number of
bills have been presented with that
end in view and in justice to the
hotelmen some measure should be
adopted. The Telegraph holds no
brief for the liquor trade, but It
does not believe the counties should
collect fivm the saloon-keepers or
any other fsass of citizens money
for privileges vhich cannot be
granted beyond a certain limited
period. We should not compel
liquor men to pay for a full year's
license and then yut them off in
the middle of the year. They are
entitled to fair dealing at the
hands of an electorate that has
voted them out of business.
A Snappy Hand
There is considerable enthusiasm
about starting a Mason Tire and
Rubber Company band. Late last
summer a band was organized and
had three rehearsals when it had
to be abandoned on account of the
war. —From the Kent (Ohio) Cour
By the Ex-Oommittecman
Liquor leaders went away from
Harrlsburg last night defeated for
the first time in many years They
went away amid the Jubilations of
the "dry" forces whom they had
scorned and laughed at for more
than a decade and with some un
kind things being said about them
by the legislators whom they forced
into line and who had voted "wet"
because of promises in the face of
a pronounced movement the other
way. Some of the talk is that men
who were forced into line will not
be amenable when the regulatory
legislation comes along and that
they consider their obligations ful
The ratification of the amend
ment by the Senate is assured. There
will be a hearing and the bill will
H* voted on finally about the twen
The ratification of the amend
ment will end the domination of
many legislators, it is predicted, and
one of the sorriest things connected
with the general assemblies will be
a thing of the past.
Governor Sproul was everywhere
praised for his attitude and even
men who to line up against the
resolution to ratify the amendment
spoke highly of his courageous fight
for the amendment. Not much stock
hv talk of "Retting even"
by the liquor cohorts.
Rn Tf^ C i' ret! ! ntative E n - Smith, of
Bedford, who was absent, will have
Home explaining to do in his "dry"
Dledied -a .. iS Said t0 have been
h mS? and t0 hav e absented
without any excuse being
absence. d ' d " 0t " Sk any leava of
"Bennv" A??" 0 ®- ° f Re P res entative
r? . Goider is accounted for by
thefact that he is in the army,
fnrmi McAfee, of Pittsburgh,
wealth Becretary of tbe common
' ? arnonfr visitors to Har
evenln* today ' He cam.e here last
hlr if ?! , ?' as by a num
ber of old friends.
■ Brennan ' Democratic
was at th of Lackawanna,
was at the Capitol.
firs? a " ?jj counts Irv in G. Rea
gan first assistant state librarian
and sometimes known as "Spider "
bus rea d the handwriting and has
resigned. The story on Capitol Hill
were Oh" J th< i Librar y trustees
e about to ask his resignation
bv The") °? y> ,vho was displaced
wav for i? admin istration to make
pointed. KCaga "' 18 t0 be rea P"
f roni^" ass ° clatlon o' ex-senators
here i R ackawan n a was formed
em J t evening. M. E. McDon
ald, E. F. Blewitt and W M
• ' wu are charter members.
Tbe State Comsnission of Agri
fn ieh? wbicb has been somewhat
hefe to bave a meeting
before long, ft will complete any
work needed on the budget.
_ Tbe Philadelphia Record
Goy ernor Sproui
all the credit for the "dry" victory
burg- 1 * a dlspatch bom Harris
qnro,n° aUS , Gov ernor William C.
Sproul willed it, the Vickarman
resolution calling for ratification
ProWbiZ Va " ia .° f the National
Irohibition amendment, passed the
House by a vote of 110 to 90 six
more than the majority required.
th m nS . > th ? last moment that
the House dry leaders would be
unable to procure a sufficient num
ber of votes to pass the measure,
rn.hoa . Republican state leaders
rushed to their defense and by
throwing thirteen votes from the
stronger to the weaker forces, saved
the resolution.
"A sufficient number of votes were
VU? the Vare delegation in
Philadelphia to insure a 'dry' vic
tory. Led by Representative John
R. K. Scott and William F. Rorke
of the Fourteenth and Thirteenth
wards of Philadelphia, seven Vare
men deserted the liquor forces at
the last minute and aided in bring
ing to an end the long and sensa
tional fight in the House to ratify
the amendment.
" The result was a Sproul vic
tory, and no one else shares In it.
Without the aid of the Governor the
Vickernian resolution would have
been badly defeated. Even the 'dry'
leaders realized their helplessness
and Monday night and early yes
terday morning they were urging
the big Republican leaders to come
to their aid. Besides Senator Edwin
H. V'are, the leaders who split their
delegations to please Governor
Sproul were Senator William E.
Crow, of Fayette county; Congress
man W. W. Griest, of Lancaster
county, and the Dauphin county po
litical moguls."
But the North American ex
plains the "dry" victory in this wise:
"The margin for approval in the
lower legislative branch 'was not
large, but the party politicians, and
the liquor men, too, know it could
have been made larger at will. That
accounts for much of the feeling of
hopelessness that prevails in Penn
sylvania booze circles.
"Those of the political leaders
who had legislators under control,
to turn as they, wo.uld, calculated
nicely to pass just enough over to
the dry side to make the majority
safe. Such members as they re
leased to vote for prohibition for
the most part represent districts in
which they can be protected in fu
ture elections from guerrilla attacks
by liquor men who may hold to
gether for a time after the saloons
are put out of business.
"But the great bulk of the dry
majority, of course, was cast by leg
islators dry from conviction and ac
curately representing the people of
their districts. Some others who
wanted to vote against liquor, but
who for a time held fear of political
consequences, were encouraged by
the stand of the Governor to go on
record in accordance with their in
On what strange grounds we build
our hopes and fears!
Man's life is all a mist, and li\ the
Our fortunes meet us.
If fate be not, then what can fore
see? 0
And how can we avoid it If It be?
If by free will in our paths we move
How are we bounded by decrees
Whether we drive or whether we are
llf 111 'tis ours; if good the act of
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(From the Philadelphia Inquirer)
An appeal for a billion and a
quarter of dollars to carrv out the
guarantee of $2.20 a bushel for this
year's wheat crop does not neces
sarily mean that this sum will be
expended out of the pockets of the
taxpayers; if so, we might well be
alargied. It is asked simply as an
insurance fund and working capital
which may be drawn on as desired.
Should nil of it, by any reason, be
used, it would amount to $12.50 per
capita of our population.
It does not seem likely that we
can raise a billion bushels of wheat
this year, but if we should do so the
world would ha\ p plenty of it, and
the open market price would full
heavily. Just now the statistical
situation in wheat leads to the ex
pectation that we must send abroad
from two hundred to three hundred
million bushels. With such a drain
on us we might hold prices fairly
well up to the guarantee and the
rest would be paid the farmer out
of the funds now asked.
Never before has such a situation
confronted the American people, and
it is to be hoped that we are through
with this sOrt of thing. The impor
tant result is that we have all had
enough bread to eat, although some
of the time it has not been entirely
palatable. Doubtless in a free mar
ket wheat would have risen above
the official price, but on the other
hand it now would be falling rapidly,
so that matters would probably
have averaged. It was the sudden
cessation of the fighting which pro
duced the conditions now existing.
Of course, it is quite possible for
the government to artificially main
tain the price of wheat on the $2.20
basis and keep bread high, but the
saner course is to let wheat seek its
own level and pay the farmer the
difference. Wholesale prices of
many foodstuffs are falling, but the
consumer is not as yet sharing much
of the benefit. If we should have
bumper crops this year there ought
to be a decline in table costs. His
tory has abundantly shown that
heavy agricultural yield is essential
to prosperity, and even if we have
to pay some hundreds of millions to
stabilize wheat we shall not com
plain If the world gets started in a
normal way once more.
Having made a contract with the
farmer, we must live up to it, but it
is certain that this precedent is
going to vex the nation in future.
Farmers are not the only ones who
will want to live well at the public's
Distillery to Make Dyes
A few weeks ago the distillery at
Rome, Pa., was sold and is to be
turned into an icemaking plant. Now
announcement is made that a dis
tillery on the outskirts of Lancaster
has been purchased by a chemical
company of Delaware county dye
manufacturers, who will remove
their entire plant to the Lancaster,
location. This dye manufacturing
company is a war development. It
has been proved that America can
manufacture just as good dyOstuffs
as the Germans make. —From the
American Issue. •
Before T. R. Was Famous
(From the Outlook)
William D. Murray, of Plaintield,
N. J., sends us this characteristic I
story of Mr. Koosevelt in his eurly
days: "I had the good fortune to be
in the same class in Columbia Col
lege Law School in New York with
Theodore Roosevelt. It was back in
1881, when the school was housed
in an old dwelling in Great Jones
street. Roosevelt had been gradu t
ed from harvard in 1880, and 1 had
come from the same class at New
Haven. Part of our training was to
conduct moot courts —make-believe
trials. The prince of teachers, Theo
dore W. Dwight, presided. The other
day I thought I would look back in
my old diary to see if I had made
any mention of Roosevelt when he
was as yet unknown. I was greatly
interested, therefore, to run across
this entry, written on January 28,
1881: 'I had my first moot court
case and won it. There were three
others on my side. Theodore Roose
velt made the best argument, as
he hit the exact point.' ow charac
teristic of him to 'hit the exact
point'.' "
Ring out, wild bells, across the snow!
Now then. Professor, let 'er go! •
Vnd as they clang we ll gaily sing.
"There's nothing w(ong with any
We've peace and plenty. War is done.
John Barleycorn is on the run.
The kaiser's gone. The world is free
We've ample cause to chort with
I —Tennyson J. Draft.
Victory Gardens
[From the Indianapolis News.]
Last year many people felt that
they must offer some excuse for put
ting on old clothes and working in I
their gardens. They spoke of their
war gardens and repeated the well '
worn reason that they jvere doing !
their bit. Now that there has been
a slight lessening in the demand for ;
food those who favor gardens have |
been suggesting that the efforts of!
1919 be directed toward victory!
gardens. There is no reason to
apologize for working in the gar- |
den and the garden needs no other •
name than the one that it always i
has had.
Garden cataloges have begun to '
appear and the magazines are ad- I
vertising the seedhouses. Those who
have had gardens know the at- J
traction of the soil. They are not j
hunting for excuses. All they want
is an early spring and fair weather.
Statistics were prepared last fall I
to show how many people raised !
vegetables how much money was !
realized from the sale of surplus
products how much food was saved,-
and so on. Statistics might also I
"Will Teach With Movies"
(Marjorie Daw in the Cleveland
Plain Dealer)
Motion pictures will tuke the place
of textbooks hereafter in all schools
and colleges, according to Thomas
A. Edison. "The only, textbooks
needed will be for the teacher's
own use," declares the inventor of
the motion picture camera.
"My impression is that the gov
ernment ought to help in this
work," Mr. Edison said. "There
should be vast fireproof vaults
where all valuable and irreplace-,
able reels might be stored.
"A great film library o,f educa
tional and industrial subjects should
be built up in Washington. Then
these films could be issued on the
rental system to all institutions in
the United States, even to the most
remote rural school-houses, and the
system could be so operated that it
would pay its own way, would be on
a self-supporting basis like the pen
sion office or postofflce."
Asserting that "anything which
can be taught to the ear can be
taught better to the eye," Mr. Edi
son continued: "The moving object
on the screen, the closest possible
approximation to reality, is almost
Eva same as bringing that object
itself before the child or taking the
child to that Object."
• ■ . Divisional Emblems
Recently the Outlook mentioned
the fact that the emblem of the 27th
Division was an arrangement of stars
somewhat us they arc arranged in tbe
constellation of Orion—the reason'
being found in the name of the di
vision's chief, Geneial O'Ryan. Toi
this bit of army punning the Out
look more recently adds another ex
ample: The 4th Division lias on its
badge something which looks sus
piciously like a shamrock, but Is said
to be an ivy leaf. Gel the idea? Ivy—
IV—Four. The 3uth Division (the
Wildcat Division! has a tailless wild
cat of yellow.. The 82U, or All-Ameri
can Division, employs the symbol
AA; similarly, . the .Dixie. Division
uses DD.
. Retaliation. . i
[From Collier's Weekly.]
Professor \friilium Lyon Phelps of
Tale, teljs an amusing anecdote that
illustrates the prosaic quality of the
! German mind. Some years ago,
visiting the town of Offenburg, he
was surprised to see a colossal statue
:of Sir Francis Drake, the famous
! Elizabethian sea dog. On examina
tion he found- that the monument
was erected to Drake "In recognition
of his having introduced the potato
into Euprope."
Why doesn't England retaliate by
erecting a statue to the kaiser; the
man who Introduced the cootie Into
Jenny Kissed Me
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
Time, you thief, who love to get
Sweets into your list, put that in!
Say I'm weary, say I'm .-ad,
Say that health and wealth have
nilss'd me, /
Say I'm growing old, but add,
Jennv kissed me.
—Leigh Hunt.
have been. submitted to show how
much happiness came from work
ing out of doors how many good
nights of sleep came as a result of
the fresh air and exercise, how many
bad tempers were improved and how
many jaded appetites were tempt
ed by something fresh from one's
own plot. .
Most people who had gardens last
spring and summer will be repeat
ers this year. Those who did not
have this happy experience do not
know what they have missed, but
doubtless they have heard from their
neighbors. It is none too early to
begin planning. Seeds may be
bougHt, plots may be planned on pa
per, and still more important, the
ground may be secured. Choice
garden plots are something like the
best theatrical seats —they go early.
Those who have no ground at home
can easily get some elsewhere. It
need not be an acre, and it need not
be a whole city lot. A little ground
is sufficient to furnish the exercise
and the healthful and profitable re
Workers Will Be Women
[Dr. Reynold A. Spaeth in Good
It sounds funtastic, but it is a
veritable possibility that the reor
ganisation in European communities
after the war may be along lines
strongly suggestive of the organiza
tion of social insects. If we look in
•to "conditions more closely from the
point of view of the poportion of the
sexes, we shall see a real signifi
cance in the analogy.
The general policy of conscripted
armies has leveled off the European
made population numerically with
out any serious class discrimination.
Since women have not in general ap
peared in action on the field of bat
tle, their numbers have not been
materially reduced. The proportion
of the sexes has thus been consider
ably altered by the war. " The total
number of married women will be
reduced in proportion to the re
duction in men; and the number
of women who enter industrial
fields, who carry on the work for
merly done by men will be In
The war has also had a far reach
ing psychological effect upon the
men who have been 'to the front.
Even those who have not suffered
actual physical injury can not be ex
pected to return to the prosaic rou
tine of their daily tasks with the old
interest and enthusiasm. They are
certain to feel that the biggest Job
of their lives is behind them. The
severely crippled and blind and
shell shocked, in spite of their occu
pational re-education, constitute an
obvious burden to society when view
ed from the broad aspect of race
The physical and psychological ca
pacity for work has thus been seri
ously reduced among European
males. A change in the distribution
of labor between the sexes is there
fore. inevitable in Europe. The gen
eral tendency toward an increasing
social und eugenic importance of wo
men is unmistakable. While we do
not wish to give the impression that
we actually expect to see the posi
tion of European men approximate
that of the drones in a beehive, nev
ertheless we believe that European
society is at present facing a con
dition strongly reminiscent of the
transitional stage in the evolution of
social insects described above.
You Are So Dear to Me
When darkness comes and falls the
drear ynight,
My soul to thee in France takes in
stant flight.
For all day long with laughing lips
I while
Away sad thoughts of you, and
bravely smile.
But when night come, I'm hungry
for you, dear.
There's never pain or sorrow when
you're near.
I want to be with you and hold your
I love your voice, your eyes ,the way
you stand.
You are so dear to me I pray and
That God be kind and hasten soon
the duy
When war will cease, and from
across the sea
My sweetheart that I love, will come
to me.
FEBRUARY 5, 1919.
General Pershing Republican
(From the Philadelphia Inquirer.)
According to the biography of
General Pershing, now running In
The New York World's Work, which
seems to be semi-official, if the great
commander has an political leanings
they may be looked upon as Repub
lican. in the early nineties the
nineties the Pershing faintly was
Pershing family was centered at
Lincoln, Neb., and influence man
aged to secure the detail o,f the then
lieutenant as drillmaster at the State
While there, we are informed by
the biographer, young Pershing ab
stained front actual participation in
politics, but his family was Repub
lican and all his political friend 3
I were such and the young ofHccr did
not conceal his delight In the elec
tion of a Republican state ticket.
These things may be only of aca
demic value. They may have no re
lation whatever to any future polit
ical campaign, and, again, thev
may be important. It is known that
last fall General Pershing's son ap
peared as a Republican campaigner
in Wyoming when his grandfather
i was re-elected to the Senate.
No one is wise enough to forecast
the political condition of eighteen
months hence, but at the same time
it is well enough to accumulate data
in every direction. From the be
ginning of our history every war
has made a President and the Civil
! War made four. .It seems quite like
ly this conflict will provide candi
dates for both parties for some years
I to come. J
One reason to think that Pershing
is a Republican arises from the fact
that in official circles there seems
a sort of conspiracy of silence while
from some unknown source como
suggestions tending to indicate that
Pershing wasn t much of a general
after all, and that Baker was the.
real victor of the war. There is a
lot of political dynamite in such a
suggestion and no one knows what
an explosion might produce. At the
same time It is fair lo say that Gen
eral Pershing has shown no political
ambitions and that the matter as yet
is on the knees of the gods.
Winter beauty, beauty at its in
j tensest, is remote and sufficient
without us. No man need imagine
that the snowpeak yonder or this
little drifted hollow calls to him or
needs lxim. But he needs' them; and
that is the stab of it. The curve of
spanning blue is complete; the cover
of unflecked white lacks nothing'
even the pine in Its green reserve is
enough unto Itself. Winter Is for
Itself. F rom summer landscapes
?> the companionable birds we
thought that we drew something and
with them had some tie. But now
| wei give in such terms of wonder
and admiration that the insufficient
return hurls. Not even on the in
hospitable sea does the cold and
rounded beauty of the scene seem
more aloof. •
So do not go into the winter
I woods without a companion. He
| must be a finite, warm, hearted
friend. He may have a corner in his
| heart for consciousness of the ln
i flnit> about him, but he must have a
j human uppetite. With a tent and
quilts and all the things that are
good to eat lashel on a tobaggan
set out with him into the deep for
est. The webbed shoes will give you
complete mastery of the waist-deep
By three of the afternoon it will
be well to think of catnp. Settle
into a southward-facing seclusion
and dig down to the moss carpet
beneath the snow. Night will steal
, about you with a softness and beauty
uncomprehended before. Li gif t
currents from the ocean of infinite
cold will draw you closer to the
fire. You will be wrapped in silence,
and the bigness of it would break
your spirit were it not for the friend
ship at hand. . But in the morning
stir of a zero awakening all that
will pass. Now the woods are shot
with sunlight, or, perhaps, are soft
with the liuze of storm.—T. Morris
Longstreth in Harper's Magazine
for February.
"Going on Five"
A little like a rabbit,
A little like a bird,
A humming bird, a butterfly,
Oh, very like a butterfly,
A fay, a fawn, a squirrel shy
Gay boisterous, absurd!
A little like a rainbow,
A little like the rain
That wakes the green in withered
A little like the hand of God,
Oh, very like the hand of God
Upon a heart in pain.
—Herman Hagedorn in the Outlook.
lEuenutg <2Tf|at
Now that the Pennsylvania sol
diers are coming homo from Francs
there are many inquiries being
made as to what will be done about
their battleflags, and Adjutant Gen
eral Frank D. Beary, who was the
executive end of the Pennsylvania
division until it went into United
States service will endeavor to se
cure the flags of the four infantry, '
three artillery and other units
which were carried when the Key
stone State men won what Persh
ing says is "a fine reputation," and
what the Germans call something
else. Just what will be the outcome
of the general's effort to obtain
these colors for the State of Penn
sylvania so that they may be placed
in the Capitol rotunda beside the
flags of three other wars, and the
ghostly hours of the night tell their
stories to the standards of Gettys
burg and Appomatox is uncertain.
Because the regiments were United
States infantry the war department
officials may decide that they should
be deposited with the flags of the
regulars in Washington. There are
many Pennsylvanians who would
like to see the colors of the 109 th,
110 th, 111 th and 112 th infantry in
the marble hall of the official cen
ter of the commonwealth, and the
flags of the artillery placed close to
the colors of Kickett's battery. But
the nub of the question is how
Washington will view the proposi
tion. But if Pennsylvania shall get
them what a ceremony we can have
and how proud will be the men of
the Keystone State units to show the
flags to posterity. Similarly we
would like to see the colors of
guidons of the regiments formed of
Pennsylvania drafted men deposit
ed with the colors of the regiments
of men who went,out in the draft in
the civil war.
* • •
If it should happen that Wash
ington insists upon retaining the
flags perhaps General Beary will be
able to obtain the colors of the regi
ments of the National Guard which
they took with them to Camp Han
cock, and bore until they were merg
ed into new formations. We, in
Harrisburg, are immensely interest
ed in the Eighth regiment just as
Luzerne is in the old Third artil
lery, Westmoreland county in the
"Fighting Tenth" and Pittsburgh in
the Eighteenth. It would be a fine
thing If these colors, which were
lettered with the name of Pennsyl
vania and the number of the regi
ment, and which were probably
turned in by their colonels when
the organizations were made United
States troops, could be placed in
the Capitol, all grouped in a niche
and marked as the colors under
which Pennsylvania guardsmen en
tered the United States army and a
career of glorious service.
* •
It is sincerely to be hoped that
the colors of the Eighth can be lo
cated. The war department has a
wav of finding things years arid
years after some incidents, and per
haps it can trace these standards,
too. It all depends upon the im
pulse that is given. If the people
of Pennsylvania call for them to
place beside the battleflags of
sires it ought not to be hard for the
folks at Washington to see the lm
nnrtmce There are empty niches
at the State Capitol, but he f J?*™}"
ed with pride for what Pennsyl
vania did. .
While .we are on war topics it
would be worth while for the com
mittpps named by the Chamber of
Commerce and the Dauphin Co "^ y
Historical Society to make some ef
forts to obtain photographs not only
of the Harrisburg units of the Ra
tional Guards as they appeared be
fore going to Camp Hancock, but
-while at. the camp and when on over
seas duty. We all know how inter
esting are the pictures of men of
the civil war from the Harrisburg
district, and the Spanish war photo
graphs furnish a study in the ad
vance of military uniforms, 'the
Harrisburg boys in mobilization out
fits and in flghtng togs should be
preserved by all means.
And It may also be said that city
authorities might authorize City
Clerk Ross Seaman to secure a good
picture of the United States trans
port Harrisburg and place it in the
city council chamber. Thanks to
the enterprise of the late Mayor
Charles A. Miller Hari isburg in peace
is well illustrated in the photographs.
The transport HNrrisburg is a fine
ship, and some of our people have
crossed the Atlantic \>n it- We would
all like to see it in picture form.
• • *
Adjutant General Reary's state
ment that the war department favors
the use of the historic names by the
National Guard regiments when re
constituted should nytke the Harris
burg people vigilant to see that the
old Eighth designation comes back
to the Capital City. The books of
the war refer to the Eighth as the
Harrisburg district regiment.
• * •
"There is another thing about your
new hotel which is'to the advantage
of your city." said a travelling man
who often "makes" Harrisburg and
who is keen about the Penn-Harris,
"and that is that people can see
what the city looks like. The other
hotels did not afford a good view."
—General Charles W. Kutz, who
was in command ut Camp Meade,
has returned to his grade of colonel
in the regular army.
—Colonel Asher Miner, who re
cently returned from France, is kept
busy doging receptions in his home
county. Everyone wants to greet
him and wants him to speak.
—E. T. Stotesbury, the Philadel
phia banker, will shortly leave for
—Frank B. McClain, the new
head of the council of defense, is
busy on plans to change the work.
H. W. White, chairman of the
State Commission of Agriculture, is
a trustee of State College. ,
L,. E. Mallery, of Bradford, haa
gone to Florida for the winter.
Freeland Kendrick, prominent
Philadelphia Shrlner, is due to be
advanced to the position of Imperial
Potentate next summer.
—Williafn Price, Pittsburgh
banker named to the State Board
of Charities, is getting many con
gratulatory telegrams from friends.
That Harrisburg made
mounts for guns that were
used in some of the last of the
Historic Harrisburg. <
—As .early as 1810 Catholic mls-<
sions were held In Harrisburg. The
first church was built in 182 a.