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

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year in advance.
Concentration is the secret of
place all the blame for the fail
ure of Congress to enact cer
tain important legislation upon the
shoulders of a few Republican Sen
ators who refused to listen to their
party leaders, but the responsibility
rests equally on the head of the
President. Offering as-an excuse for
not calling an extra session of Con
gress. so that the Senate might dis
cuss the League of Nations idea as
it develops, Mr. Wilson says it is
not proper for him to be in Europe
while Congress has under considera
tion important subjects. But he
didn't think that when he hurried
off to Paris and left Congress to
wrestle alone with the biggest firob
lerns in its history. If the Presi
dent's excuse is accepted as vajid
now, then he must admit' that ho
forsook his duty to Congress when
he first went abroad.,.
Few there will be, however, who
will not share with the President
his disgust with the Congress just
closed, although possibly not for the
same reasons.' It has been cringing
and vacillating. It has been domi
nated by the White House in far
too many vital matters. It has had
little will of its own, and it came to
an inglorious finish. Those few Re
publicans who deliberately held up
legislation do not represent their
party. They are as wilful and as
stubborn as the President himself,
who, if lie cannot haVe'his own way
absolutely, invariably sulks or calls
names. The bulk of the odium for
the failures of Congress must rest
upon Democratic shoulders; the
filibustering- Republican Senators
should have permitted the Demo
crats to take it all.
The President goes back "confi
dent that an overwhelming major
ity of the American people favors the
League of Nations." What he
means is that an overwhelming ma
jority fav.ors A League of Nations;
not necessarily the more or less
crude organization outlined in the
original constitution. Mr. Wilson
will have the earnest support of Re
publicans and Democrats alike in
any effort he may take looking
toward permanent peace, providing
that he does not mean to sink there
by the identity of America, in a
mess of internationalism and doer,
not endanger the rights and liber
ties of the American people. We
must be careful that the leveling
process in which we are engaged is
up, and not down. The United States
must come out of this conflict a bet
ter place in which to live. We must
not, for the sake of European states
that do not understand our ideals,
risk the independence that has been
our proudest inheritance and our
greatest safeguard. If the Amer
ican people can be persuuVd t h at
what the President proposes guar
antees these things, as well as
makes lor world-wide peaqc, they
will stand behind him almost to a
man. If not, ho may expect to
hear from them in no uncertain
terms. The whole isiue docs not
rest with the American people, or
v tho Republican party, or the
Democratic party, but with the
J'rcsidcr.t himself. He has insisted
upon the whole responsibility. He
must abide by the outcome.
George li. Tripp, vice president of
the Chamber of Commerce, in his
clever introduction of the speaker at
the noonday luncheon yesterday, made
a very interesting observation when
he said that in traveling over the
country the cities and towns of the
east, as in comparison with those of
the South and West, failed to make
the moat of their opportunities In
properly presenting their advantages
l-j the outsider. He urged the Cham
ber of Commerce to do everything
possible to spread the fame of Har-
risburg as a great distributes nnd
manufacturing center.
FROM the standpoint of a Atan
in the street there does not
seem to be any reason why the
principle underlying the right to
exclusive use of the State revenue
derived from automobile licenses by
the State Highway Department for
road maintenance and of the pro
ceeds of the hunters' licenses by the
State Game Commission should not
apply to other branches of the gov
ernment. There is always a de
mand for appropriations and always
wift be. Very often the man who
alights on some source gets through
his bill and some other object fares
ill. Occasionally an experienced, in
fluential legislator secures an appro
priation for a project, governmental
or otherwise, that forces paring
down somewhere else.
The State Department of Agricul
ture has a big field. It is,going to
need more money than it has ever
had. The voting of funds to it will
be popular, too. The department
turns in hundreds of thousands of
dollars every year as license fees for
things it has to supervise. It would
make things easier for this line of
State activity to give it use of those
funds. The plan of staking off rev
enue does not often hurt.
It is creditable to the members of
the Bar of Dauphin county that they
have given hearty approval to the
proposed city and county building.
These professional men know bet
ter than the average citizen the
great need of such a building and
their prompt endorsement of the pro
position shows they are in touch with
the real sentiment of the com
NEWSPAPERS and property
owners of Pennsylvania are
expressing satisfaction in no
uncertain terms regarding the man
ner in which Highway Commissioner
Lewis S. Sadler has taken hold of
the great proposition of giving the
people of the State the roads they
voted for last year, and it is to be
npted that even those who opposed
the good roads bond issue now com
mend the Commissioner's policy. A
good many persons have had ex
periences of their own in the past
in regard to improved highways in
Pennsylvania and the frankness
with which Mr. Sadler discusses the
subject and the finality of his yes
and no are refreshing.
The announcement by the Com
missioner a few days ago that once
the routes of primary roads were
laid down they would not be
changed was something which
meant that the importance of a
road would be. gauged by its use,
not what* abuts it. And now the
Commissioner is out with a state
ment that to be built are
to last.
While men may differ as to
whether a permanent road will ever
come it is a matter of congratula
tion to have a State official say that
the best is to be procured and that
the State is to get a dollar's worth
for 100 cents. It takes courage to
insist on the best. And it will take
courage to get the best that money
at hand will buy.
Mr. Sadler has plenty of -courage
and we are on a fair way to get
roads that will last and not peel off.
Lewis Heck is one of the outstand
ing heroes of the war and he belongs
to Harrisburg. It was a worthy
tribute which was paid to him by
the former American consul to
Switzerland, who addressed the Cham
ber of Commerce, yesterday, and who
was familiar with the work of Mr.
Heck. This city has had many heroes
during the war. but none will occupy
a larger place in the annals of the
great conflict than the brave Harris
burgers who stood against the un
speakable Turk and those who were
the victims of his cruelty.
There will be general regret
throughout the city over the death of
Charles 12. Landis, a former city edi
tor of the Telegraph and long Identi
fied with the activities of the com
munity. His sudden death was a
shock to many friends, who will
mourn with those who are near and
dear to him. Mr. Landis was an
active, hustling newspaperman during
his service on the Telegraph and
never was quite out of touch with
this newspaper during the years In
which he has devoted his energies
to other lines of endeavor.
Major Gray, in his very forceful,
discussion of the'proposed plan for
making the Susquehanna river nav
igable. declared with relation to the
wiping out of the canals by the rail
road corporations that It was like
"closing the arteries and depending
on the veins." He declared he had
participated in what he denominated
that crime which had crippled the de
velopment of our national life. He
is now doing his utmost to rectify
that great, mistake of an earlier day.
Now that the legislation for the
joint city and county building is on
the way it may be assumed that the
necessary preliminary steps will be
taken by the City and County Commis
sioners to pave the way for the actual
building. If there is anything in the
popular demand for public undertak
ings in the interest of employment of
idle men no time must be lost, in pre
paring for their launching.
"Our road system will be in the na
ture of a legacy to the citizenship
that Is coming," says Commissioner
of Highways Sadler. That sort of
talk Indicates a breadth of view and
a vision which shows the real quality
of the present administration in this
Those who have' not read the open
ing chapters of "The Private Life of
the Kaiser," which appeared in this
paper yesterday, should do so and
then continue from dav to dev.
Nothing more illuminating regarding
the former ruler of Germany has yet
' " " ' ' ' ~ -d
By the Ex-Committeeman
Notwithstanding the assertions of
members from smaller counties that
they are not going to get excited over
the Philadelphia charter levision
and police out of politics legislation
there are signs that combinations are
being made on the measures and
that the second and third class city
bills and maybe many others will get
tangled up in them. The third class
city people are determined to keep
out of any alliances and to get
through their bills if they can do
so .without being committed.
—The Scott bills to take the police
and firemen out of politics are being
much discussed because they give
the State the first measure of au
thority it has ever had in such a
local matter as policemen and fire
men through the right of the Gov
ernor to name one of the three com
missioners. The bills arc in the
hands of the municipal affairs com
—Speedy action o'n the Philadel
phia. charter bills has been pledged
by Senator Edwin H. Vare, chairman
of the Municipal Atfnirs Committee,
to which the charter bills have heen
referred. Senator Augustus F. Daix,
Jr.. who will pilot the charter bills
in the Senate, conferred yesterday
afternoon with Senator Vare on the
measures. Senator Daix, acting for
the charter revision advocates,
asked Senator Vare for an early
hearing on the bills and Senator
Vare promised to arrange for the
hearing as quickly as possible. It
will be held in the Capitol before
the Senate committee. A delega
tion from the charter revision com
mittee is expected to appear before
the committee and urge favorable
action on the bills. There is a gen
eral feeling in both the House and
.•unite that amendments will he
made to the charter bills which wilt
alter them considerably. Much op
position has developed toward cer
tain sections of the bill. Some of
the leaders of the Penrose faction
in Philadelphia are said to be op
posing some of the provisions of the
hill because it puts too much ad
ditional power in the hands of the
mayor. The original purpose of the
charter revisionists, they contend,
was to shear the mayor of some of
the present power of his office.
—Governor Sprottl, who returned
last night from the governors' con
ference at Washington, is being con
gratulated upon the part he took in
the meeting. Washington reports
are that the Pennsylvania Governor
loomed up in the discussions.
—Mayor E. V. Babcock, of Pitts
burgh. was here last evening to meet
the Governor for a talk. It is be
lieved Allegheny judgeships and
second class city legislation were dis
—The Valley Forge park bill was
the subject of a' hot hearing late
yesterday by a Senate committee.
The bill provides a quarter of a
million for additional land, but was
-—William Walsh. reappointed
Philadelphia regis! ration commis
sioner, is one of the Brumbaugh ap
—Chaplain Feldman, of the House,
is not here this week owing to the
death of his father.
—The third class city leaguers
and the legislative leaguers' seem
to have a community of interest re
garding legislation and they arc
watching the so called "big town
stuff" very carefully. Thus far the
third class city legislation has gone
along with a minimum of objections
and tribulations which used to beset
it in years gone by have been avoid
—James H. Lambert, Jr., secre
tary to the Philadelphia director of
public safety and formerly a legis
lative correspondent, looked in on
the Legislature yesterday.
—.Girard, writing in the Phila
delphia Press, has this to say about
Gifford Pinchot: "A few years ago
when Gifford Pinchot aspired to
yank the senatorial toga from the
stalwart shoulders of Boies Penrose,
somebody counted the number of
times Mr. Pinchot had been in Penn
sylvania. It was said that he was
not really a resident of the State
and that he only occasionally cross
ed the border when he gave a house
party at his home in Pike county,
or when he hurried through on an
express train. But that time is past
and I assure you that Mr. Pinchot
is now a really, truly Pennsylvanian
—yea, a bona fide Philadelphian.
House here, office here, business
here! So that Is one possible sena
torial issue next year settled in ad
—The Philadelphia Press says in
a story on the Palmer appointment:
"Pennsylvania has furnished more
men for Attorney General of the
United States than for any other
cabinet position. We have had eight
Attorney Generals out of thirty-three
cabinet places filled by men from the
Keystone State. And some of the
thirty-three were duplicates. Timo
thy Pickering hail the distinction of
heing Postmaster General, Secretary
of War and Secretary of State. Judge
Jerry Black and Senator Philander
C. Knox were both Secretary of State,
and Attorney General Stanton was
Attorney General as well as Secre
tary of War."
—The Philadelphia Inquirer has
kind things to say of General Wil
liam G. Price, Jr., now in France.
It rises to remark: "Generul Price
has been mentioned for 'various offi
ces upon his return home, but his
intimate friends say that he is not
seeking n place and that he ex
pects to devote his attention to his
private husiness interests. It is not
improbable, however, that he will be
called to some Important position of
trust In due time. His command is
expected home probably in May."
—One of the matters which phs
been getting attention at the Capi
tol is the making of an appropria
tion to the Public Serv'co Commis
sion • which would enable It to be
of more service in. the making of
valuations and cring about mco cor
dial 'relations Wth boroughs. The
last. Legislature allowed $300,000 for
this purpose, but the war brought
hbiut such conditions for public util
ities, notably rtrcet railways arul
electric companies that valuations
could not be made as extenslV-elv as
•needed and many propositions had
to le handled, n s bee* they could.
The fact that many experts wore in
tr.p army or navy also handicapped
the commission. It Is probable that
at least half a million dollars will
I y%m, aolfoH
British Hold Spitzbergen
[From the Morning Post, London]:
In the treaty of Brest-Litovsk'
there is a significant clause to the
effect that Germany should be al
lowed to proceed with the complete
organization of Spitzbergen in ac- j
gordanee with German proposals, j
What was exactly meant by this:
clause is a matter of speculation,!
but it is presumed that Germany's]
purpose was, in co-operation with!
Russia nnd Finland, to secure ac-1
cess to the ice free port of Kola,!
byway of the Murman Kallwuy, and|
thereby establish independent com-|
municatlon with Spitzbergen, where,:
according to expert reports, are to:
be found the richest and largest un- ;
developed coal and iron deposits in
the world.
If that was Germany's purpose, it
has been frustrated by the action of I
the Allies in tuking possession of
Kola (the terminus of the Murman
Railway), and by the agtion of'the
British government in assuming Ef
fective occup&tion of the principal;
ports and a large part of the hubit-]
able area of Spitzbergen by means
of an expedition, which was des- !
patched by the Nothern Exploration j
Company, Limited, under the au-j
thority of the foreign office, two or'
three months ago, and which is]
now permanently established in '
This expedition was under the I
control of Salisbury Jones, manag-i
!|ig director of the company. Ques- ]
tionod as to the climatic conditions]
of the country, Mr. Jones said that
they were healthy in the highest!
degree, particularly on the western ]
side, where most of the British prop- ]
erties were; the cold wash dry and j
bracing, and mining operations could]
be carried on in comfort for at
least six months out of the year. As!
for transport facilities, theljp were!
deep and sheltered ports, only four!
hundred miles from Norway and
1,200 miles from North Britain. |
Already this year upwards of!
120,000 tons of shipping had been]
employed in the transport of coal
from Spitbergen to Sweden and Nor
To Castaly the sun-bright way
Is flower-spread for our feet.
We need r.ot falter with dismay
Or ask if love f>e sweet.
Apollo, who has fought with Python
Comes from his triumph, flooding
earth with song.
From Castaly, where fountains play,
Cephissus rolls in flood.
Tityus is dead, no more to slay
Man's joys before they bud.
Up from their prison in the boun
teous earth
The Spring's free raptures waken
into birth.
Tq Ca3taly, with garlands gay,
Once more go dancing fauns.
Blooms of the peach and apple sway-
Above grass-tangled lawns.
The flush of Summer breaks across
the sky.
The serpent- brood have lost their
fangs, and die.
In Castaly we look for May,
Dear allies, brothers, friends.
Our pledge was sorrow yesterday;
Not so the journey ends.
The breach-wreath crowns your brow
—and heur, oh, hear!
The nightingale's full throat is
bursting near!
Lewis Worthington Smith.
Of the nearly 25,000 employes of
the Pennsylvania Railroad who en
tered the military und naval ser
\ice of tho Unitod States, 225 were
killed in action or died of disease.
The National Transport Workers'
Federation of England has presented
to all municipal und privutely owned
tramways a demand for a working
week of 44 hours at the present
weekly wages.
During 1918 the average wage per.
employe for the urmy of übout 275,-
000 workers in the service of tho
United States Steel Corporation is
estimated to have been approxi
mately 11500.
The .31 Boleo Mining Company, a
French organization that has been
operating mines in the Santa Rosalia
mining district of Lower California
since 1885, recently petitioned the
Mexican government for permission
to lower the wages of their em
ployes. After a careful Investiga
tion by a commission appointed for
the purpose the petition was re
Raking the Ashes of War
[From Collier's Weekly.]
ACROSS the clover field a French
burial party was slowly mov
ing. Single figures, their hands
and arms incased to the elbow in
baglike canvas rnits or gauntlets,
wandered alone; the main party dug
or, standing to windward of the t
graves, surveyed their task and the
pleasant sunlit world about them j
with the detached and somewhat
macabre humor of those permitted |
by their age or other infirmities to
be philosophers. Now and then one
of the single figures waved his
gauntleted hand, and a couple of
others started toward him with p
The story of what had happened
there was told in innumerable guns,
overcoats, helmets, papers, pictures
and letters scattered everywhere.
Particularly there were German
things. Here, for instance, was a
novel, "A Child of His Time," tell
ing with gloomy sympathy, for com
placent German readers, the tale of
a young Frenchman who hud fought
in the tragic war of '7O, and ever
ufterward been pursued by a sort
of perverse fate. There was a Social
Democratie newspaper with the
It Offers But Does Not dive
[From the New York Times]
That Ignace Jan Paderewski knows
more than a thing or two besides
how to play the piano has been
known to a few people for many
years and' to a good many people
ever since the great musician turned
statesman and poi'tician and under
took the large task of making a
nation out of the fragments of the
old Polish kingdom. Ife lias devel
oped of late, too, a notable skill in
the art of formulating phrases and
of saying much in a few words.
A fine example of what he can do
In this way was to he found in one of
yesterday's dispatches—the one that
quoted him as explaining the spread
of Bolshevism thus: "Most, people
like to get money without working,
and that is what Bolshevist Russia
It is to he hoped that Mr. Pade
rewski, in making that statement,
emphasized the word "offers," and
presumably he did so, for he must
know even better than do those for
whom Bolshevism is as yet some
thing they can believe to be far
off, instead of near, as it is for him,
that though Bolshevism offers money
without working to everybody, the
experience of Russia shows that it
keeps the promise only to the few
who hnppens to get control of what
labor has produced in the past.
Of the accumulated products these
few have no thought of making an
equitable division, even among their
own followers, and nothing at all, if
they can help i*. will they give to
anybody else. Their simple jilan
is to grab all they con during the
brief period while the grabbing is
good. That is what was done by
Shrljefski, the Red Food Dictator in
Petrograd, who has just been ar
rested and put on trial by his Justly
irritated associates because, as they
cliargo, he embezzled 50,000,000
rublies and hid them awuy for his
own use.
Chinese Not All Rice Eaters
Although many people believe
that every Chinese In China eats rice
every day, millions of Chinese, living
in Sliensi, Shansi and Northwestorn
China, whore rice is not grown,
have never seen or tasted rice, and
millions more in the rice producing
districts cunnot afford to eat it
regularly. To be sure, rice is the
stuple article of diet in South and
Central China, but there Is reuson to
believe that in the dietary of the
Chinese people us a whole the sweet
potuto occupies a more important
place.— Youth's Companion.
What we need in this country Is
not less politics, but more attention
to politics. Politics is the science
of government, und what we need
is more attention to the science of
government. Wo have fought In
France to rauke certain everywhere
that men should have the right to
govern themselves, und here In this
country where we have that privi
lege I Insist that we exercise it.
Ret us demonstrate the fnct It Is bet
ter *to be an American ihun to be a
Prussian, by exercising tho privilege
of our citizenship. —Will H; Hays,
Roosevelt Memorial Address.
Lichnowsky Memoir. Of tlie attempt
to make Lichnowsky appear unbal
anced. it said in italics: "The full
results of this case will only be felt
after the war. Then the crazy
people of today will be regarded
as wise, and the sages of today will
be cases for the pathologist." A
Berlin Tageblatt only a few days
old showed that they were, playing
"Midsummer Night's Dream" aftd
"Traviuta" in the capital. There was
an American picture in one of the
Berlin movies, and the advertise
ment carried a cut of an American
in a Stetson hat and the still un
translated caption, "The District At
torney," and the Berllners were as
sured that the film would show
some of the rough riding of the
famous "Cowboys aus Texas."
Much of the war was a case of
two people throwing bricks across
the wall which hid each from the
other. the open warfare of the
latter days was quite another mat
ter. And the woods were full of
things so recently thrown down that
their position and odor and the very
bends and "wrinkles in them seemed
to disengage a personal something
from the men who had but yester
day held them in their hands."
[From the Philadelphia Inquirer.]
"W hat about the Governor's
staff?" was a duery that came
from several who sat around
the board of the big dinner, given by
the Terrapin Club to Governor
Sproul, at the Manufacturers' Club,
lust Suturday night. There is no
doubt that there were a number
present who would not refuse a call
from the Chief Executive to don the
brilliant uniform of the old-fashion
ed military adjunct to the guberna
torial office.
Sproul, however, is not going to
have a staff, at least, not one of the
traditional kind, made up mainly of
men who had no previous military
experience. He tells his friends how
he was .Impressed with the proces
sion he witnessed at the Five O'clock
Club dinner when outgoing Gover
nor Brumbaugh walked into the
room and soon walked out again,
followed by his staff, composed large
ly of nonmilitary men.
"There arc too many genuine sol
diers around for me to think of
putting civilians on any staff I might
appoint," is . remark credited to
Governor Sproul. "I an not sure
that 'lie new army provisions will
call for a staff, but if they do, I
ahull see to it that my appointments
are made up. of men who have seen
service in the .National Guard or the
United States army and 1 that the
regulations arc lived up to strictly.
1 am waiting for an opportunity to
look over the records of our boys
who have been abroad so that due
recognition may be given to those
It would appear that it is the in
tention of the Governor to attach to
his administration in a practical
way as many as possible of the men
who saw service in the war just
Just Before the Hun Finish
On Aug uccording to a note
found on a German prisoner, Ludcn
dortT had just impressed upon his
generals the necessity for economy
in man power. I.udendorff had In
the early part of August 1,71)4,0011
men on a defensive front of 250
miles —from Ypres to the Argonnc—
when on March 21 he had had
available 1,72 9,000 men for attach
ing a front of 192 miles. His aver
age per mile had been reduced from
8,866 for attack to 7,180 for defense
in live months, and he had lost the
By August 5 the Crown Prince
had been driven from the Marne to
the Vesle. Two days later 100 miles
to the north. Sir Doug'as Haig
smashed into the armies of Prince
Rupprecht. On August 8, Haig
struck ngain—this time on the Som
The August 8 affair was the great
est of Foch's coups since his lnitiul
counter stroke on the Marne, on
July 18. It was to develop until
the enemy reached the Hlndenburg
line. In the first three days Of the
battle—August 8-10 the British
General Rawlinson advanced nine
miles on the plateau south of the
Bomme. On his r'ght the French
armies under Debeney and Hum
bert crossed the Aure, flanked Roye,
and captured Montdidler. Iq these
three days the Allies lost fewer
than 6,000 men, while eleven Ger
[man divisions, were badly cut up.
MARCH 4, 1919.
The League of Nations
To the Editor o/ the Telegraph:
In the last analysis of all things
there are but two great and living
realities. God, who dwells above
the stars and man who lives below
the stars. When God speaks to man
that is revelation: when man speaks
to God, that is prayer. God's first
speech to man revealed a world
plan for the redemption of the hu
man race by a world covenant: "in
thy seed shall all the nutions of'tho
earth be blessed."
A striking tact is this: Divine
covenants began first, with the in
dividual. (Abraham) then with the
family (Jacob) then with the clan
(Joseph) then with the race, a na
tion and now with the whole world.
God always begins with the small
and moves on to the large. The
first flood began with a raindrop,
the rock was once small particles of
sand rolling on the breast of the
tide. The law of growth begins with
the seed. Jesus impressively refers
to this law when He said: "First the
seed, ' then the ear, and then the
full corn on the ear." Jesus him
self began as a little child. He grew
to man and then to a God. His
work in his first active year was
limited to Galilee. In the second,
to Samaria and Judca, and the last
year, to all of Palestine and Syria.
In his prayers his thoughts were
first for himself, then his apostles,
then the one hundred and twenty
and last for the whole world.
A Political League of Nations is
possible because a Spriritual League
of Nations is here.
No nation can hide away on
earth any more. Chinese walls are
things of the past. Self-interest, the
old governing principle of nations,
is no more. Reciprocity, national
society, world covenants and leagues
are here. They have been ushered
into existence by the ever advanc
ing God. ■
A League of Nations is now here
because God is a world God calling
mankind to world service and co
operation with Him.
World wars must , end. World
neace must prevent!. It is the or
der. T is foretold. Nations must
resolve to covenant to end strife.
A league will furnish the agreement
and tlie nower to bring this world
I "face, There is no other way.
There must be a combination of
force to give and sustain this peace.
As pena'ties and police mnintpin
neace and give power to citv and
state laws, so a combined militarism
to police the world will end war
and maintain peace.
After more than two months of
study, thought, debate, the great
men of the greatest nations of the
world have created such a world
league and written down the
greatest world covenant since the
Ten Commnndnients end the Beautl
todes were given. Tills covenant
contains twentv-rix articles. Tt be
gins with a grand preamble, ft had
Its model over our own 11. R. Con-'
otitut'on. Tt contains a plan for
international co-operation, neace and
| seeurit". Tt demands honorable
relations. Tt contains international
agreements. Tts nurnoses are holy,
true and righteous. Anv unforeseen
errors can he rectified bv amend
ments. Tt is the one great blessing
ohta'ned hv Mend and sacrifice. Tts
nurpose Is divine. Let It be con
firmed by the American Senate and
"aster M. F. Church.
Marysville, Pa.. Feb. 27. 1919.
"Killed in Action"
| "Reported killed in action." wus the
way the message rend
And now, T s'pose, he's layin' there
among the thousand dead.
Without a soul a-knowin' that he's
any kin to me,
Or what a grand an' noble boy my
soldier used to be.
• • * •
"Reported killed in action," nothin'
more and nothin' less;
But how it hapened—how he went—
we can't no more'n guess.
There must of some one seen him
fall, or heard his dyln' groan—
I'd hate to think he perished there—
unfriended and alone!
••- * •
(I writ this poem on the day that
Jim arrived in France,
Allowin' that I'd print It. at the fust
an' saddest chance —
But here's a message—come this
noon—see what It has tq say:
"Well, dad, we cleaned the Frilzes,
an'—l'm sturtln' home to
day!" 1 )
—"Uncle John" in the Luwson
{' i. u
Harrisburg is getting to thorough
ly enjoy its daily airplane flights and
if some chap from the Middletown
reserve depo.t does not come up a
couple of times a day there is dis
appointment. Tho aviators have a
tine place to try out in the flat that
lines the river from Rockville to*
Middletown and the Capitol Is a
choice point to circle around. Al
most every morning, generally be
tween 10 and 11, a flier comes up to
call on us and business stops while
everyone goes out to look. Occa
sionally we have a noon flight and
the afternoon exhibitions are well
woVth watching. They are the Joy
of the school children who are just
away from lessons and who get
chances to race after the machines
just like they do after the Are en
gines. Airplane flights never seem
to lose their novelty and are some
thing that breaks the monotony of
Harrisburg's day and stimulate the
interest in flying that this place has
displayed for years. Circling the
Capitol dome is one of the things
that aviators seem to like to do and
we all like to see them. Its one of
the advantages of having a reserve
depot near the city and there is a
great chance for the Victory Loan
campaign down at Middletown these
• • •
Just as an illustration of the way
things are brightening up in a con
struction way since the war is over
and the restrictions are relaxed it
may be stated that last summer the
State was unable to get any bids
on three bridges and last fall it had
only a little better luck, but the
prices were not right. Next Tues
day bids will he opened for a bridge
at a place called Falls, up in Wyom
ing county, and there have already
been something like thirty inquir
ies for the plans for specifications
and something like the old time ex
pression of frantic desire to get a
State contract.
• •
Reservoir park seems to Vie one of
the most popular places for pedes
trians just now. The last few tine
days there have been scores of per
sons walking up Oak Knob. They
have been richly rewarded for the
climb as the air is very clear and
the broad bend of the Susquehanna
from the place where it pours
through the Gap to its curve against
the York hills at Middletown is to
be seen in all its beauty. There are
fine views to be had up into Perry
county beyond the Gap and a
glimpse of the folded hills, as some
one once called the ridges which
mark the lower end of the "hoop
pole" county. And if the smoke per
mits the view up the Cumberland
Valley and down toward Rutherford
are good. But there is nothing in
the way of the first ridge of the old
Blue Ridge that stands sentinel over
Harrisburg for miles on either side
of the Susquehanna. The moun
tains loom up, evefy tree and rock
standing out, challenging to a
climb and offering places for views
with which Harrisburg people are
ajl too unfamiliar.
"If you can induce two or three
more companies such as that at Mc-
Oall's Ferry to build power dams in
the Susquehanna river your naviga
tion problem will he solved," said
Major William B. Gray, discussing
the canalization of the stream the
other day. "The McCall's Ferry
Company by the provisions of its
character must put locks in the
dams if the river is ever opened for
A few more such dams
would ttiVc you water enough to float
wholeefleets of merchant ships. Also,
I understand that the dam has de
stroyed your shad and other fisher
ies. Well, a lock in that dam would
help you out a lot in that way. The
fish would be locked through the
dam and would thus easily find their
way to Harrisburg and points higher
up, restoring the. value of the stream
to the sportsman and the food
• • •
"What is the idea in keeping up
the price of egg drinks to the fig
ures of Decern ber and January?"
was asked of a soda fountain sprite
"Why, the price of eggs is away
up," was the answer.
"But eggs are selling for only a
little more than half what they wore
when you moved up the price be
cause of the price," was shot at
"Well, the hen's don't know it,"
was the flippant reply.
The young man is a friend to the
farmer's wife who asked $2 at Broad
street market for a chicken such
as sold for $1 last year and when
asked the reason made the sapient
observation: "You railroaders all
have money now."
—Deputy Attorney General B. J.
Myers used to be city solicitor of
—The Rev. J. J. Rcsh, who advo
cates that ministers study Shakes
peare, has a charge at Freeland, Lu
zerne county.
—Senator Boies Penrose plans a
vacation in southern states.
—lt took Judge C. A. Groman, of
Lehigh, just 25 minutes to grant 248
licenses at Allentown.
•—Frederic C. Penfield, former
ambassador to Austria, is telling
Philadelphians that America must
mix in world politics.
—Mayor K. V. Babeock, of Pitts
burgh, is in Washington to attend
the conference of mayors.
—That llnrrisburg used to bo
the center of shad fishing years
According to tradition the site of
the Stale Insane Hospital used to be
an Indian ceremonial ground.
Prof. George Herron who declared
in a eulogy of President Wilson,
Written last year, that the Amerfcq*
Revolution was fought merely to
enable Puritan traders to make prof-
Its out of the West Indian trade, has
been appointed a. member of our
unofllciul diplomatic corps. Well,
he's a fit companion piece for the
Secretary of War, who said Wash
ington's soldiers were on a par with
Villas bandits. —National Republi
A Lucky Lapse
"Jordan complains that he suffers
from lack of memory."
"Suffers? Jove! he's In great luck,
considering his past."—Boston Tran
Mourning For the Slain
Oh that my head were waters,
and mine eyes a fountain of tears,
that I might weep day and night for
the slain of the daughter of my
people!— Jeremiah ix, 1, ;