Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, March 25, 1919, Page 10, Image 10

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The reverence of a man's self is,
ne.rt to religion, the chicfcst bridle
of all vices. — Fbancis Bacon.
THERE is very general public ap
proval of the policy of public
improvement work to furnish
employment for the unemployed.
Pennsylvania is taking the lead in
this matter as in all others affecting
the public welfare, and Governor
Sproul has on several occasions
urged public work for the benefit
of the returning soldiers and those
who are thrown into idleness by the
closing down of war industries.
Right here in Harrisburg will be
given a demonstration of this same
policy in the promptness that will
characterize the improvement work
of the Commonwealth and the city of
Harrisburg in the (Japital Park area.
It is a good thing to show at the seat
of Government the good faith of the
proposal and what is done here may
serve to encourage other munici
palities to do likewise. Much pub
lic work has been held up during
the war and there is now no occa
sion for further hesitation, especial
ly in view of the fact that the em
ployment of labor ought to be one of
the chief objects of those in charge
of public affairs.
It is understood plans for the be
ginning of operations in Capitol
Park changes are ready and that the
Board of Public Grounds and Build
ings is likely to take action with
a view to getting the work under
way as soon as possible. There is
no doubt that the city will co-oper
ate, so that the plans for remaking
the old section of the park along
Walnut and Third streets may be
carried out at once.
THERE is no reason why the
Legislature of Pennsylvania can
not shape its work to adjourn
on May 15, as now contemplated by
the leaders. The session has been well
organized and its members know
their work. When the session began
it was the general sentiment of the
State that there should be a mini
mum of laws enacted and that those
which should be passed should fol
low well defined lines. There has
been no change either in the minds
of the general public or men active
in party affairs.
The bulk of the bills outlined by
Governor Sproul in his inaugural
have either been presented or are
ready. They are all well understood
and announcements concerning
them have met with general appro
val. The appropriation bills must
be passed. Bills relative to woman
suffrage, compensation, liquor regu
lation, cities and boroughs, insur
ance and "olco," Sunday observance
and other matters appear every ses
sion and the procedure In regard to
them does not differ from one year
to another. The men who act
change and the same results are not
always obtained, but they form part
of the task.
By buckling down to work and
sticking at it the Legislature can
finish tip by the middle of May with
out trouble.
has made such a success of his
highway improvement program
and has taken hold of the problems
of State government in an important
period with such vigor that every
one will be glad to know that he is
giving personal attention to the bill
to establish a Department of Con
servation. This proposed branch of
the government would weld together
the State Game, Fishery, Water Su
pervision and Forestry bureaus or
departments; co-ordinating their ac
tivities, preventing duplication of ef
fort in field work, but insuring to
each revenues and powers belonging
to it. A general, plan and a program
are the things desired.
With the Governor preparing the
legislation and overseeing the ad
ministration there can be no doubt
about the good to follow. It is
believed that he will select some one
possessing probably more knowledge
of governmental matters than the
ories; an administrator rather than
ft specialist; a man with business
training rather than a hankering for
public place and a desire for bene
ficent results rather than a reputa
tion and the spotlight.
Conservation with Sproul giving
it his personal attention will be
something worth while.
The Harrisburg Hospital's annual
"Rummage Sale" should bring to the
surface a lot of submerged household
articles that liave been torpedoed or
bombed during the war period, but arc
well worth salvaging. Look through
your trunks, your store rooms and
your garrets. Gather together those
things you no longer need, but which
somebody else may find useful, and
turn them over to the hospital for
the sale.
IT IS regrettable that City Council
cannot see its way clear to the es
tablishing of a Shade Tree Com
mission. A slight tax provision for
the maintenance of the work of
£uch a commission should not be
sufficient to justify the refusal to
act in this important matter.
Unless and until some dellnite au
thority is created which will have
the care of our shade trees at heart
there must be a gradual disappear
ance of the ornamental and useful
trees which ought to line every
street in the city. Generations pass
ed planted trees for us and it is our
duty to provide shade for those who
come after us. Some way ought to
be found to arouse interest in tree
planting and if it cannot be done
through a commission charged with
this duty, then it ought to be done
by individual citizens aroused
through some public movement.
THE people of the United States
have determined upon prohibi
tion. It is part and parcel of
the fundamental law of the land.
The brewer who stands in the road
of the United States constitution is
going to be knocked galley west.
So long as liquor selling was legal,
the saloon claimed the protection of
law. and got it. Now that it is to
be made illegal it will find the law
just as powerful as ever, except that
its force will be applied in the oppo
site direction. And, furthermore, the
State law that tries to run counter
to the provisions of the federal con
stitution is due for a hard fall. The
liquor dealer who puts money into
a "war fund" to fight the battle of
booze in the courts is going to throw
good money after bad. The day
of liquor in the United States Is al
most over.
THE churches have been asked
to conduct the campaign for
the relief,of suffering Armen
ians, and very properly so. The Ar
menians are starving and dying for
their religious faith. It is Chris,
tianity vs. Mohammedanism, a con
test between the cross and the cres
cent. "We in America cannot let
these poor people perish. They must
be saved and it will be a fine thing
to have it made known in Armenia
that their fellow Christians of Amer
ica conducted the campaign that
brought them the food and com
forts which they so sorely need.
THE Bolshevik development in
Hungary is the child of delay
and indecision in the framing
of a peace treaty, and President
Wilson, with his insistance upon a
Peace League first and peace itself
second, is directly responsible for
the trend affairs have taken. He
was warned of the danger when he
first talked of putting the cart before
the horse, the league before the
treaty; but lie would not listen.
Now, it would seem, half of Europe
must suffer as a consequence.
Friends of the President, who
have scoffed at the expressed fears
of Senators and others who saw the
cloud on the horizon, must now
admit that these men were not
"playing partisan politics," but were
bent upon the lofty enterprise of
saving the fruits of victory for the
people who won them.
Had President Wilson hearkened
to their advice and hastened the
treaty of peace to early conclusion,
this fresh threat of Trotsky and
Lenine against the peace of the
world woud not have been made,
for Hungary, with the war over, her
ports opened and business on the
mend, would have been in no mood
to listen to the ravings from Mos
This is not alone the American
view. The London Globe, comment
ing on the situation, says: "This is
the natural consequence of the de
lay in making peace and if the delay
continues we will have worse con
sequences still. Making this dis
cussion of a league covenant before
even a preliminary peace has been
reached simply encourages the
spread of the Bolshevik disease and
gives our chief enemy opportunities
for intrigues."
That is the situation in a nutshell.
While the President and his fellow
delegates sit solemnly debating the
prevention of war, war sweeps ever
nearer to the French capital. They
cry "peace, peace, but there is no
peace." How long is this farce to
continue, or will the happenings in
Hungary bring them to a realization
of the danger Into which their
theorizing has led them and the
world at large. It is a grave re
sponsibility that rests upon the
peace commissioners, and especially
upon the President as sponsor of
the idea of the league in advance
of a peace treaty, ...
•pefcKc* £n.
By the Ex-Commit teemftfi
The new House steering commit
tee got into action last night. The
committee is of a number
°u * be influential members and
the passage of the Bolard bill is the
result of one of its action. The se
lection of this committee is said to
have followed a conference last
week in Philadelphia of Governor
Sproul, Senator William R. Crow,
the Republican State chairman, and
Senator Penrose. Charter bills, the
\ are measures revising certain forms
or municipal government and the
Brady bills to revise the registration
laws are understood to have been
considered at the first conference.
As announced last week a decision
was reached to get the Legislature
down to business and fix the date o$
adjournment as early as possible.
It is expected that the House Rules
committee will put in a resolution
next week setting the date of ad
journment as May 15.
"~ Th * new steering committee held
T . last eve,, ing before the
; ltu . r re' e reconvened and the word
went forth that the Dawson and 80.
mw. Were to be reconsidered.
They were.
dc cision is said to have been
thf? 5 V S he conference against
the repeal of any of the nonparti
!f W ? except he law affecting
second class cities. The fate of this
w i re H. be left up to the mem
bers from those cities.
agreement is still being
sought on the Brady bills. Action
i, i een .J r ' thhel<l Pending an effort
to bring the rival Penrose and Vnre
factions together When the meas
ures were reached last night on the
House third reading calendar they
were not called up It is understood
that two of the measures, the one
simplifying the ballot and the other
setting back the date of the primary,
are to be killed The third bill, the
one which would rip out the board
of registration commissioners in
Philadelphia, is the subject of the
proposed agreement A compromise
may be reached by wheh it would
be amended to suit all factions
—Two bills regulating election of
councilmen in second and third class
cities were presented in the House
last night by Mr Dawson, Lacka
wanna. One provides for a return
in qecond class cities to the system
of electing mayors, councilmen and
city controllers on party tickets.
Present officials are to hold office
until successors are chosen. The
nonpartisan election feature of the
Act of 1913 as far as it relates to
second class cities is repealed.
—The third class city bill provides
that no councilmen shall be elected
in 1919, but in 1921 two shall be
elected for four ydars and two for
two years and thereafter all shall
be elected for four years. The non
partisan elective feature is not dis
The Wilson bill repealing the
nonpartisan clause in the third class
city code was sent buck to the muni
cipal affairs committee for a hear
ing which is to be held next Tues
—All persons holding salaried
positions in third class cities includ
ing city clerks are placed under
civil service in a bill introduced by
Representative Reber, Schuylkill.
Representative Bidelspacher. Ly
coming, presented a bill to fix the
spring primary, held in even num
bered years, from the third Tuesday
in May to the first Tuesday in June.
—A bill providing that prece
dence on two nonpartisan State-wide
judicial ballot shall be determined
by Jot before the Secretary of the
Commonwealth was presented in the
House by Representative Palmer,
—Representative Millar, Dauphin,
presented a bill to put various legis
lative employes now paid by the day
on a salary of $l5O per month.
—Dr. William D. Lewis, William
Penn High School, Philadelphia, is
being mentioned for superintendent
of Public Instruction.
—The Scranton Republican says:
"When Ben Eynon quits the service
of Lackawanna county as chief clerk
to the commissioners on April 1,
next, to take a position as chief
registrar in the automobile division
of the State Highway Department,
Lackawanna county will lose an em
ploye who has given it most ex
cellent service during a period of
nearly ten years The oltice of chief
clerk to the county commissioners is
a most exacting position that calls
for business ability of a high order
and great tact. These qualities Mr.
Eynon has in a large degree and he
is moreover a master of the ditlicult
art of systematizing a business so
that the highest degree of efficiency
can bo maintained. Mr. Eynon is
good natured and good tempered,
makes friends readily and altogether
is the kind of a person the public
likes to do' business with. His suc
cessor will have a considerable order
on hand to fill the position as well
as Mr. Eynon does.
It is probable that a successor to
Mr. Eynon will be named within a
few days. The men most promin
ently mentioned for the berth are
Hon. William J. Thomas, former
member of the Legislature and for
some time past a clerk in the com
missioners' office, and Irving Lewis
who is also a clerk in the commis
sioners' office. It is probable that
Mr. Lewis will be named. He has
liad some years of experience in the
commissioners' office specializing on
matters c.onneetqd with the assess
ment of property.
—The Philadelphia Inquirer in an
interesting diameter sketch of the
late Senator Sterling R. Catlin, of
Wilkes-Barre. tells how he came to
get into politics under the old third
class city laws. Incidentally the
Inquirer says:
"Senator Catlin never married. He
occupied a town house and had a
fine old-fashioned home on his farm.
He spent much time on his farm
when health permitted, and while
farm work in general pleased him,
horses were his hobby. The Senator
liked race horses and was never
without several of them. On his
farm ho built a private racetrack,
kept trainers and handlers there and
raced his own horses for his own
amusement and not for money. It
was his custom for many years to
go to his farm each day, hitch a fast
one to a sulky, call out the timers
and starters and race against time.
Very often he would have some of
his employes oppose him in match
es. . Most of the time there was
not an audience, but once in a'while
he would break from the usual cus
tom and invite his friends to the
farm to see a "brush."
—Philadelphia councils' joint spe
cial committee on legislation has re
commended a resolution favoring n
State constitutional convention. This
resolution will be voted upon in
councils at its next meeting.
Through the resolution the members
of the committee express their be
lief that home rule for Philadelphia
may only be completely obtained by
a. revision of the present constltu-
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tion, and councils are asked to urge
the support of every member of the
Legislature from this city to "any
measure which'-will bring about a
revision of the constitution."
"Heah" and "Sick"
[From the Louisville Courier-
A young woman who resides in
Christian County writes to the
Courier-Journal as follows:.
"To-day the question arose as to
whether 'Heali' for 'Here* and 'Sick'
for 'Seek 'are permissible, and good
English, when speaking to a dog.
Ts either incorrect and if both are
incorrect which is the more incor
rect?" >
If a Christian County young wo
man, to the manner born, were
speaking to a bishop and if she had
occasion to use the word "here"
she would soften, slur or slight the
"r" so markedly that to any one
hailing from Cincinnati or any point
In the remote and frigid North be
yond Cincinnati the "r" would seem
to have been deleted by the censor.
The pagan from the North would
encore the i>ronunclation and de
clare it and the belle of the county
faultless. And if he should try for
a month, devoting himself to the
effort solely, he would find it im
possible to pronounce the word just
as it is pronounced by the perfectly
educated but perfectly "r"-less
Southern Kentucky girl. If he
were the high priest of the chief
temple of his alien, arctic gods, he
would not object to the pronuncia
tion of a word so simple and ordin
ary in a manner so charming and so
distinctive of the South, but would
worship the gods of the girl forth
It is true, doubtless, that when
printing was invented the "r" was
put in "here" because usage made
that pronunciation of the word good
English, but the mellowing influ
ence of the sun in certain latitudes
softens the "r" as surely as it ripens
the pomegranate, causes green buds
"gayly to bourgeon and broadly to
grow" into fair and fragrant mag
nolia blossoms, and distills upon the
branches of certain trees or bushes
the perfume of the night-blooming
jessamine. Christain County -lies
within the latitude in which the eun
has this effect. The use of "heah"
to a dog ,or a bishop is, therefore,
good English and good manners,
provided, of course, in the case of
the bishop it is not employed, as in
the case of a dog, as a form of
invitation to dine.
The word "sick" is the accepted
form. It is perfectly good English,
No dog has been known to resent
its use as against "seek," or to fail to
respond cordially to the familiar im
The word "heah" is not, like
"sick," found in the dictionaries, but
Noah Webster was a New England
er, and we have it from the late
Edward W. Carmack, of Tennessee,
in debate in the United States Sen
ate, that both John K. Standard and
Thomas Q. Century wrote their dic
tionaries in the interest of the North
and of the Republican#party.
Dog's "Wool" to lie Utilized
[From the Columbus Dispatch]
Here comes the information that a
dog's wool association has been
formed —an organization to promote
the production and quality of the
fleece of dogs for industrial pur
poses. But, to have been strictly
correct, it ought to have been called
a dog's hair association and not a
dog's wool association. There is a
vast difference between hair and
It is stated that the hair of such
dogs as the spaniel and Pekinese
pets, especially, is commercially val
uable, and that when mixed with
wool produces a splendid fabric.
There is no reason to doubt it. But
in the matter of weaving, there isn't
anything else so good as wool.
This is because wool is a jointed
affair, having little ribs or rolls or
enlargements all along its length.
Hair is smoother, although it has
also tiny beards upon It. When wool
is twisted .together these little ridges
hold together or prevent the strands
from slipping, while when 'hairs are
woven together they readily slip.
However, wo are in sympathy with
the dog's wool association—or any
thing else that proposes utilization
of '.he hide or the hair of the dog.
It is unknown in commerce now.
Some of the expensive furs of trade
are from the dog—trimmed and
colored and polished until it is
simply lovely in its hue and texture.
If it is to be further used in making
fabric, to supplement the diminish
ing supply of wool, well and good.
More Muscle in the Dollar
There is a feeling that the dollar
doesn't go far enough to get good
exercise: it wouldn't get dizzy going
round!— Atlanta Constitution.
[From the New York Times]
guide for the late Colonel
Roosevelt when he hunted in
the Maine woods, and for two years
foreman of his ranch at Medora, N.
IX, visited the Colonel's grave and
the Roosevelt homo at Sagamore
Hill yesterday. To-day he will con
fer with the Roosevelt Permanent
National Memorial Committee so as
to assist them from his intimate
knowledge of the Colonel in select
ing a memorial such as he himself
would have liked.
"Old Bill," as he was affection
ately known to Colonel Roosevelt,
was full of reminiscences yesterday,
and everything he saw that was
connected with the Colonel's life re
called to him some incident that
would in one way or another illus
trate a phase of the former Presi
dent's character. When he returned
to the Hotel Commodore, after the
day at Ovster Bay, he admitted that
it would be difficult to exhaust him
of all the significant occurrences
during his experiences with "Theo
dore." "Theodore" was what he, al
ways called the Colonel, for he said
that "Teddy" seemed too small a
name for such a great man.
When Mr. Sewell viewed the mod
est grave of the Colonel, nestled
away in an obscure spoi in the
woods, his first words were: "A
quiet place, close to nature, and
away from the bustle of the world.
That's just like the Colonel." Then
ihe tramped the paths that were tho
favorite Roosevelt haunts, and when
he came to the numerous bird
houses which are scattered about
the estate, he remarked fervently
that "the Colonel did love the birds!"
Ills Opinion About Memorial
• Then he renewed his acquaintance
with the negro, Charlie Lee, who,
when Roosevelt was President, drove
his horse and carriage, and in the
later days was his chauffeur. It was
all a wonderful treat to him, he said,
to come back and live again for a
few brief minutes in the haunts of
the Colonel, and when he got back
to New York in the evening he was
brimming over with memories.
During the day he was accom
pained by his daughter Nancy, who
lives in New York during the win
ter. Later he was entertained at
the Lotos Club by Harold Pulstfer
of The Outlook, Eversley Chllds, the
hunter, and A. W. Erlckson.
As to'tho particular type of mem
orial to be selected by the Roose
velt Memorial Committee, at whose
invitation he has come lo New York.
Mr. Sewell Is much concerned, and
he has decided opinions as to what
would have pleased tho Colonel.
"He would have liked something,"
he said, "in the way of an institution
that would teach Americanism —
that would put Into men a sense
of justice and truth. I know that
no statue or monument would have
pleased him. He would have want
ed nothing that had no practical
"The kind of institution I mean
would be a school to teach boys to
be Americans along the lines that
his own boys were taught, because
there could be no better kind. Of
course, there would be woodcraft
and out-of-door sports, and all that
sort of thing. The boy would be
taught to take care of himself, and
to use other men as he ought to.
"The Colonel knew how to take
care of himself, and he never gave
up. Most people have the idea that
he was a strong man. He was
far from that: he was physically
weak all his life, but he never let
it be known except to those with
whom he was most intimate. The
reason people did not know about
it was that ho never gave in. He
was full of grit, and did not know
how to complain.
"His sudden death was no surprise
to me, for I knew that he had many
weak spells when he suffered from
heart trouble. The only way one
could tell it was Ids unusual silence
for two or three days at a time. He
always treated the attack as if it
had not happened at all, and I
doubt whether his immediate fam
ily always knew that he was suffer
"After he was graduated from col
lege, they tell me. he was examined
along with a number of other gradu
ates by a doctor, who told him that
he should choose a profession in
which he would have to do nothing
strenuous, such as running up and
down stairs, for if he did, it would
probably result fatally. Well, he
said to that man: 'Now, doctor, I
am' going to do all the things you
have told me not to do, for if I
had to live life such as lOU. have.
pictured to me, I wouldn't care how
short my life was.'
Lost $lOO,OOO on Dakota Ranch
"And he did do them. While out
on the ranch In North Dakota one
day, his horse reared and fell on
him, breaking his shoulder blade.
He paid no attention to it, but
stayed on the ranch for two or
three days, because he did not want
the cowboys to know what had hap
pened to him, and it was only when
he got to New York that the really
serious Injury was discovered.
"I don't think it is generally
known that the North Dakota ranch
lost the Colonel about $lOO,OOO. lie
took Will Dow and me out with
him, but there was no business ar
rangement. Wo were practically
partners, but when half the cattle
died, the Colonel saw that it was
his half that died, and that Dow
and I had nothing to lose, lie was
always generous and considerate.
And when he was out there he
showed another one of his traits. He
would never stand for a story that
cast any shadow upon a woman.
Among the cowboys that was about
the only kind of story you would
hear, and although the Colonel
never told them directlv that ho
didn't like it. they took care to
respect his wishes.
"The kind of game he liked was
big game, but he often told me that
after being in Africa he had to
confess that he liked Maine better.
In Africa, he said, you couldn't fire
your gun without hitting something.
It was too much like shooting up
a herd of cattle, but in Maine you
had really to hunt for what you
"But the big thing about the
Colonel, was that he was an Ameri
can. Even after traveling all through
Europe, he said to me: "The more
I saw ol' foreign lands the better
I was satisfied With my own, where a
man is a free-born citizen.' When
he was in Switzerland lie climbed
the Matterhorn, just because he liar
run across an Englishman who had
an idea that an American couldn't
do it. That was Roosevelt."
Bill Sewall was born in a little
clearing in the heart of the Maine
woods 76 years ago. He says ho was
the first white child born in that 1
settlement, and that the next nearest
clearing was twenty miles away. His
father's only neighbor was an In
dian, and, he adds, he was a good
neighbor, too. At present the guide
is the proprietor of Hook Point
Camps, on Mattawamkeag Bake, at
Island Falls, Maine. Ho used to
stand six feet four when he was in
his prime, but his shoulders are a bit
bent now. From above a snowy
white beard peer two keen blue
eyes, as aleart as those of a youth.
And he is proud of his profession,
for, as he said yesterday, when his
daughter gently reproved him for
coming to New York wearing a blue
flannel shirt, he is a woodsman, and
he wants people to know it.
It has been decided to Increase the
wages of the Ballymena (Ireland)
surface men $6.25 a week.
The British Ministry of Munitions
has paid over $50,000 toward day
nurseries and kindred institutions
since the beginning of the war.
Members of the Federated Trades
Unions in Sedalia, Mo., will pay an
assessment of $1 to help the strik
ing garment workers there.
Twentij-Sixlh Division
National Guard
of New England: / X
Arrived in France,
December 5, 1917.
Activities: Chemin / 1 /
des Dames sector, X /
February 6 to
March 21. 1918: La X /
Reine und Bourcu V
sector, April 3 to
June 28; Pus Fini sector (northwest
of Chateau-Thierry) July 10 to 25;
(battle operations, July 18 to 25);
Rupt and Tryon sector, September
8 to October 8 (St. Mihiel operation,
September 12 to 14); Neptune sec
tor (north of Verdun) October 18
to November 14 (Argonne-Meuse of
Prisoners captured: 61 officers,
3,087 men. Guns captured: 16
pieces of artillery, 132 machine
guns. Total advance on front line,
37 kilometers.
Insignia: Dark blue "YD" mono
gram superimposed on diamond of
khaki cloth. T;ho initials represent
j the nickname of the division, which,
j since its arrival overseas, has been
known** lb* "JZknkea JBLvlslon,' 4 j
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Why Not "Perm's Capital!" '<
To the Editor of the Telegraph:
Sir: As this district is to have the
naming of a cargo ship and all sorts
of names have been suggested for
the four county district, why not
name it the "Penn's Capital." It is
the State Capital district and the
chief city is the seat of the capitol.
As long as we can not have such dis
tinctively local names as "Dauphin"
or "Puxton" in honor of our county
and our creek and "Swatara" and
•Conodoguinet" pertain to only one
county each and "Juniata" only to
the upper end of our district; let's
take the namo of the centre,
"Penn's Capital."
One. For "Wiconisco"
To the Editor of the Telegraph:
Dear Sir: Let me suggest that
you give the name "Wisconsico" for
the ship we are to name. This
creek is a Dauphin county stream,
many sturdy soldiers went from its
banks to tight and it passes through
out the great coal section. Its an
Indian name derived from Wlken
kniskeu, meaning a wet and muddy
camp site. I come from that part
of the county and think it should
be picked as the name. Wo had
a Swatara in the Civil War, accord
ing to your paper. Now lets have
the upper end of the county name
the ship.
Peace League Suggestion
To the Editor of the Telegraph:
Will you kindly permit me to
make a suggestion to the people of
this community through the col
umns of your valued paper? We hear
much these days about the discus
sions of the proposed League of Na
tions through the newspapers;
meetings being held or arranged for
all over the country. Why not have
a prominent man come to Harris
burg and give us first hand "dope"
on this all-important subject? It
seems to me we are a trifle slow
in that matter. Other cities are get
ting ahead of us in arranging meet
ings with prominent speakers, and
I'm sure Harrisburg doesn't want
to be behind in anything. Couldn't
the Chamber of Commerce tako up
'the matter or perhaps the State au
It seems to me it is a sufficient
ly important matter for the Legis
latuie to take hold of. I believe there
are enough people here Interested
in this matter to fHI a large hall if
you and other public agencies ad
vertise it properly.
Big men of the country differ in
their opinions as to the constitution
or the league, so how can we, the
people, who ordinarily give little
thought to such matters, be expected
to form an intelligent opinion un
less we are enlightened by some per
son or persons who have given it
thought and study. Yet the Senate
of the United States which is com
posed of our representatives must
pass on it before it becomes effee
When that time comes do we want
them to truly represent our opin
ions on the league or do we want
to sit supinely by while they allow
our absentee President to cram it
down their throats and ours? It is
time the people are aroused to the
t i a £ eCr , U,a . t , J lies ,n makln a
pro Mem" all-important world
For it is no less than that and
all due to our self-appointed dicta
tor, who has temporarily deserted
his country, and who seems bent on
carrying out liis*pet schemes at anv
price to this nation and irrespective
of the wishes of the people.
Hoping you will give this sugges
tion consideration, I am
Very truly,
T shall walk down the road.
T shall turn and feel upon my feet
The kisses of Death, like scented
For Death is n black slave with lit
tle silver birds
Perched in a sleeping wreath upon
his head.
He will tell me, his voice like
Dropped into a satin bag,
How he has tip-toed after me down
the road, ,
His heart made a dark whirlpool
with longing for me.
Then he will graze me with his
And I shall be one of the sleeping,
silver birds
Between the cold waves of his hair;
as he tip-toes on.
—Maxwell Bodenheira, "Minna and
Myself" (Pagan Publishing Com
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Ebmttg (Eljat
Returning soldiers make up al
most a third of the visitors to the
Pennsylvania State Capitol these
days and in the last few days divi
sional marks of no less than fifteen
units of the overseas army and ofl
divisions which are being mustered
out in this country have been seen
on the shoulders of men in khaki
going through the building. Manyf
of the visitors come from far away
states and change trains liere or
have rest periods while their trains
are being overhauled. The first
place these chance visitors head for
is the Statfe House which dominates
the city and is the first object to bo
seen for miles when coming up the
Susquehanna from the South or
rounding the ridges at the Rock
ville Gap. The comments of the
soldiers, it may be said, are all very
much filled with praise for tha
beauties of the building and tho
evidences of the wealth of the State.
On one day last week the divisional
marks of men from Texas, Okla
homa, Washington, California, Min
nesota, lowa, New Mexico, Arkan
sas and Illinois were to be seen in
the building while men with the
marks of the "Blue Ridge," New
York State National Guard, "Yan
kee" and regular army divisions are
not uncommon. The "Sunset" men
have also been here, while the red
keystone of the Pennsylvania
Guardsmen and the buffalo of the
colored infantry from Pennsylvania
have been frequently noticed. One
of the interesting facts about these
soldier visitors, many of whom have
just landed, is that they made it a
point to visit the public buildings
and cathedrals of every town of any •
consequence they could tarry in on
the other side. Their comparisons
and comments on the Pennsylvania
Capitol in the light of what they
have seen indicate that the Ameri
can soldier is alert and observing
of architecture as of his afmy busi
• • *
President Judge George Kunkel,
who has been in the public eye for
years and far without the borders
of his own State, is the subject of
some interesting, albeit geographi
cally mixed, comment in the New
York Times. The judge on a recent
occasion in criminal court made
some comments tipon man being
master in his own house so far as
his wife would allow it or some
thing to that effect, which was duly
wired from Harrisburg in the news
of the day. The big New York
daily rises to salute him as a Daniel
come to judgment, but unfortunate
ly for the editorial commentator of
Manhattan, while he has the name
of the judge correct and the title
of the court and the designation of
the county in absolute form, he lo
cates our esteemed president judge
in Wyoming. But in spite of this
uncertainty about geography West
of the Hudson which has been of
ten noticed in people of the metrop
olis the attitude of the Dauphin
jurist meets with approbation.
The Times says:
"From Judge Kunkel, of the
County Court of Dauphin Coun
ty, Wyoming, (there is no Dau
phin county in the land except
in Pennsylvania) comes a deci
sion so luminous, sagacious and
final that it transcends county
and State lines and recommends
itself by its own merits to the
laws, the codes and the hearts
of all American States and all
the American people. A tyrant
man complained of "cruel and
barbarous treatment" to him
given by the wife of his bosom.
According to his unverified and
possibly romantic plaint, the
lady, undoubtedly for cause and
his own moral improvement, had
kicked him soundly in the
shins, to the incarnadining of
the tibiae aforesaid. The old
defense und description of a
justified or necessary gentle bat
tery was "molliter manus im
posuit," laid hands on him gent
ly. Doubtless the Wyoming
tyrant's wife molliter pedes
lmposuit, kicked the brute in the
most delicate and forbearing
manner possible. Whatever the
manner of the operation, the
Judge's opinion looms up as a
world-beacon on the downward
path of Man: 'A man has full
rights in his own home against
everybody but his wife. But
when sho starts something it is
the husband's business to beat
a retreat. When a man puts a
wife into his house he cannot
complain about her treatment.
He had a largo field to draw
"Thus tho whole duty of man
when his wife "starts some
thing" is laid down by author
ity. In such a ruse the some
time lord of creation must take
leg-bail at the top of his speed.
When Dido has quit cutting up
her didos, pious Aeneas can
sneak back home."
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Harrisburg has started to rum
mage. It is one of the surest signs
of spring. For years about the mid
dle of March the people of this
city commence to look over ward
robes and various articles about the
house and if the Armenians and
Belgians and tho-various flood, fam
ine and other sufferers have not had
too many friends there are many
things about which can be made
of service. And they are now be
ing put aside and checked up and
made ready to be carted down to
the annual rummage sale. This is
one of the events of the year for
sellers and sellees because it furn
ishes more ideas of what real bar
gains can be had than anything else.
The rummage sale was established
for the benefit of the Harrisburg
, hospital more years ago than most
of us care to admit. This year it
is to be hold during April.
—Claude T. Reno, former legisla
tor, is taking an active part in be
half of the new Memorial bridge
at Allentown.
—Carl Marshall, active in the
shipbuilding work at Bristol, has
resigned to enter other lines.
—C. F. Williamson, prominent
1 Delaware countian, is at the head of
the soldiers' welcome committee.
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I —That Harrisburg steel is being
used for ships for cargo service
i after the war?
—This city was the scene of a war
: that never got outside of the capitol,
but required troops. It was known
I as the "Buckshot" war and occurred
> in differences in the thirties over a
speakership lectloifc 1