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

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Founded 1881
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MONDAY, MAY 5, 1919
He's true to God uho's true to man; !
wherever wrong is done;
To the humblest and the weakest 'ncath
the all-beholding sun.
THE Sproul administration is to
be commended for the manner
in which it has taken up the
task of looking after the rights of the j
State in two important instances, j
Probably the average man in the j
street does not realize just exactly j
what the vigorous policy of the sec- j
omi State in the union means, but j
some day people ' will understand j
that the Commonwealth which has
always stood for the union has been j
foremost in the battle to have the j
States given a square deal. .
Pennsylvania has insisted in suits |
in court this year that it has the j
right to regulate its internal affairs
and that war emergencies can not J
be stretched as reasons for Federal |
control far beyond the time of dan
ger. It has demanded that the
rights of its citizens to natural re
sources upon which they depend be
safeguarded and that the people of
Pennsylvania be given the benefit
of their investments.
Unusually interesting questions
have arisen and they have been met
as every Pennsylvanian not holding
down a Federal job would have them
What is troubling many honest-to
gi.odness Americans, is why certain
prominent statesmen strongly urged
us to avoid entangling alliances with
other powers, less than four years
ago, and now play the role of the
Pied Piper in leading us into a com
bination such as could not have been
even dreamed of when we broke into
tin", war. ModWn diplomacy and
statesmanship seem to involve ground
end lofty tumbling and the ability to
face in two directions at the same
time. And, speaking of alliances, it
will be noted that the world is in
dulging in a sort of free-for-all
guessing match as to just what the
League of Nations will or will not do
in actual operation.
well to add "fix-up." to his
"clean-up" week proclama
Many persons have postponed re
pairs to house or premises that oth
erwise would have been made, be
cause they felt that no money or ef
fort should be taken from the na
tion's war effort during the conflict.
There are boardwalks to be repaired,
fences to be straightened, lawns to
be trimmed, flower beds to be re
juvenated, houses to be repainted
and steps to be replaced.
Now is the time to do the work.
You must spend the money event
ually; why not now, when labor
needs the work, and while the city's
campaign is at its height?
Clean up; fix up; make Harris
burg the cleanest, best-looking
town in the State.
A FORT WAYNE newspaper is en
deavoring to ascertain senti
ment in Indiana on the Re
publican candidacy for President
next year. General Wood appears to
be a great favorite, although not a
l-egident of that State, with Good
rich, New and Watson figuring also
in the running.
The results are entertaining, but
rot important. What Republicans
are interested in is the kind of a
program their leaders will formu
late for next year. More depends
upon the stand the party takes upon
jenny of the vital questions of the
dry than upon the selection of the
Presidential candidate. If the plat
form is defective or lacking, even
u man as strong as General Wood
might have hard sledding.
The Republican phrty must go
before the people with a safe, sane,
progressive and constructive decla
ration of principles if it is to win. j
The people are tired of theories and
' experiments. They want to get back
to firm ground. They want to be
sure that the party to be placed IB
I power the next four years has a
I fixed policy that will not be like a
; weathercock in the wind, as the
! Wilson administration has been and
' is. But they also want the Repub
i 1 lican party to apply to the problems
; that recent years have developed the
: intelligence and patriotism that in
! thr past fifty years have made the
, I United States under Republican
| Presidents the greatest nation in
j the world.
The party program is the thing;
the matter of a candidate will take
| care of itself. What the people
j want to know now is, what does the
! Republican party mean to do for the
! country; not who is it going to run
j for President.
College is to have playground
room sufficient fsr all its stu
! dents ought to be a signal for other
! colleges to study the system that is
i being introduaed at State. The idea
there is to have all the students pur
i sue athletics in some form or an
i other. This is as it should be and is
I in line with popular trend,
j Our colleges have been all too prone
, to cater to the individual and to neg-
I Icct the mass. The star in any line
! of endeavor has had his coac.li, his
I training table, his special quarters
and privileges which less skillful
! students were denied. This devel
! oped high class football, baseball
I and track teams, but did little for the
j individual except in the way of
I school spirit.
| The colleges were not entirely to
: blame for this. For the past quarter
| century or more American people
j have been content to sit on bleachers
or grandstand and let others take
I their exercises for them. They
! would cheer themselves hoarse over
1 a baseball or a football game, but re
fused absolutely to do any playing'
| themselves.
Recently, however, there has come
a change. The individual has come
to the understanding that he is miss
ing a lot by not having a little sport
on his own account —which is one
of the reasons why all outdoor rec
reations, from camping to canoe
ing, and from croquet to golf, have
grown wonderfully in popularity,
j This tendency will be greatly de
veloped by the honie-coming sol
j dier.
I State College is keeping abreast
!of the times, and her students will j
I be all the better for this recognition !
| of their needs. ,
THOUSANDS of "weicom c
Home" banners appear in the
| front windows of Harrisburg homes,
j and very properly so.
I But have you noticed how many
are displayed in windows devoid of
Victory Loan posters?
The place for these cards is side
by side.
If you put up a welcoming card,
see to it that your patriotism is
guaranteed by a Victory Loan card
to keep it company,
j Those Victory Bond posters will
I give the home-coming soldiers far
more pleasure than all the "Wel
come Home" cards your windows
will hold.
back from Europe firm in the
conviction that the only thing
to do with the great German fleet
is to take it out to sea and sink it,
with the navies of the Allies in at
tendance. the bands playing and Mr.
Daniels, -*e assume, occupying a
place well up toward the center of
the picture in full view of the movie
operators sent to record the scene
for the benefit of future ages. It's
a picturesque idea, but one that does
not fit in well with the American
notions of thrift and saving.
The Secretary thinks that sinking
the grand fleet with pomp and cere
mony would be a great object lesson
to Germany and would tend to
humble the proud Teuton spirit
which declines to accept the fact of
defeat at the hands of the Allies.
But there are millions of dollars
worth of metal and machinery in
these vessels and a more practical
idea would be to put them up at
auction with all the junk dealers of
the world in attendance. If Mr.
Daniels would have Germany eat
humble pie, here is a fine way to
do it. Relegating the pride of the
' German navy to the junk heap
would be a lot more humiliating
than to sink the vessels at sea with
' the navies of the victors cruising
about in the offing.
We have wasted too much in this
war already. We need the steel and
machinery of these great ships,
which, as the Secretary says, are
unsuited for our naval purposes and,
therefore, should be destroyed. To
the junk pile with them, but let them
be put to some useful purposes.
DISPATCHES from Washington
indicate that President Wilson
means to call Congress into
special session not later than June.
The call cannot come too soon.
Ordinarily the country breathes a
sigh of relief and settles down to
business in earnest when Congress
goes home, but Just now the crying
need of Abe Nation is for Congress
to get together, and everybody with
an interest in tlie welfare of the
people in general and the return of
the country to a peace basis desires
an early session.
The President, to the miihls of
. many, would have been a much big
; | ger and stronger figure in world poll- 1
! > tics to-day, and certainly much more
| popular In this country, if he had
i I decided to stay at home and help
l j Congress put the Nation back on
i j its, feet, instead of trying to make
I j himself the greatest statesman in the
* j world by going off to Europo at a
* | time when his presence at home
■ | might have saved business from
1 I embarrassment and many workmen
! from months of idleness.
1 | By all means let him come home
1 j and summon Congress to clear up
] the mese the administration and the
* | war together have created.
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[i T><,uuc*u
r j > iKKGLflea,HUi
By the Ex-Committeeman
3 I ■
- i
p i Botli Branches of the Legis
* lature Will Meet Tonight
at 9 O'clock
* i
* i
| Senator Edwin H. Vare's an
> | nouncement that there will be no
. | more hearings on the Philadelphia
?! charter bills means that the much
3 | discussed measures, which have de
s ' layed the session of the Legislature
jj of 1919 more than anything else,
| the most important week-end
" development in Pennsylvania poli
-1 j tics, it was recognition of the Gov
? I ernor as the arbiter of legislation
f ' this year, and probably in 1921, and
ias the course of the Governor lias
| been to reach agreements on legis
-3 | lation rather than involve everything
rI in a tight, the confidence of the
? | South Philadelphia Senator is well
" | placed. The charter revisionists,
iun*er the leadership of Senator
; I Boies Penrose, get everything in
' ! principle which they set out to
•! achieve, except the scalps of the
present city officials whose tenure of
J office, while short-lived, extends over
'1 the next city election. The Governor
lis declared by both sides to be the
: man whose decisions will be accept- j
able and action that will lead to the |
speedy passage of the bills without.
the tight for which everyone in the !
lower House of the Legislature has
been awaiting, will probably be the
order of this week.
Once the Philadelphia bills are j
out of the way and the revenue pro- i
gram outlined, there will be speedy I
action on the various administration \
measures, the appropriations and I
teachers' salary increase bills. I-iq
quor bills may prove a bit disturb- i
ing, but like other measures which j
I have kept some legislative gladia- j
j tors all pruned for months, they will j
j pass from the calendars with a niin- J
Uxium of trouble. The Governor'
jd-ies not intend to have any reactions:
if he can help it.
—There has been a revival of the!
talk of Governor Sproul's availabil
ity as a Republican candidate for.
President and the various items on j
the subject, which have been appear- j
ing from time to time in up-State
newspapers, are being much com
mented upon by the larger city |
journals. Appearance of some ref-!
■ eramce to Sproul in and i
New York newspapers has also:
served to start the discussion anew, j
The Philadelphia Press says that!
1 Republican State leaders are more ]
than ever convinced of the Gover-!
nor's qualifications and that white!
the Governor has never said any- j
thing, he is "in the hands of his;
friends." The Governor made a re
mark once that he did not intend to
allow any bees to distract him from
his gubernatorial job. The Pittsburgh
Gazette-Times says that the Gover
nor and Senator P. C. Knox have
■ both been mentioned. Most of the
newspapers expect the Republican
leaders of the State to declare soon
for uninstructed delegation from
Pennsylvania, so as to be able to
take advantage of any situation fa
vorable to a Keystone State man
which may arise.
—Meanwhile the adherents of At
torney General A. Mitchell Palmer
* are endeavoring to "sew up" the
s rents in the Pennsylvania Democ
, racy's crazy quilt and are suggesting
' what a nice tiling it would be to
have delegates elected in the interest
. of Palmer for President. They even
. go so far as to say he would make
a good looking candidate. The op
ponents of Palmer will urge an un
' instructed delegation from Pennsyl
' vania to the next Democratic con
s vention and make a fight for the
, national committee seat and control
of the State committee.
3 —The greatest boaster Governor
s Sproul is Williarq Jennings Bryan,
i who used to be so much lauded by
the Palmer Democrats.
—Major William G. Murdock, who
■ has rendered the United States dis
■ tinguished service and made Penn
l sylvania's administration of the draft
j such a conspicuous success, will re
t tire from office shortly, as the State
headquarters will be closed up be
' fore July 1. Major Murdock will
. return to Milton to reconstruct the
s law practice he abandoned when
, called into the State's draft head
quarters at a critical time. Major
Murdock has been commended na
t tionally for his handling of the com
f plex Pennsylvania draft section and
worked an average of fourteen hours
, a day. There has been no disposi
tion to recognize his services as far
3 as the State is concerned,
s —Gifford Pinfhot, who has be
? come one of the State's most fluent
„ talkers on any subject, has returned
' for a time to forestry as a theme.
1 Mr. Pinchot's appearance here last
? week in opposition to the Governor's
anti-sedition bill caused much politi
cal talk. Pinchot is already a can
didate for Republican candidate at
1 large.
i, —Considerable space is given in
e the Philadelphia Press to the bill
advocated by Representative John
" R. K. Scott for "shoulder" or earth
3 roads for horses. The Press quotes
a Mr. Scott as saying: "It is scanda
lous that we have scarcely any co
operation from the State highway
engineers in securing such improve
ments for our roads. Unless we have
n a different road legislation, stock
breeders will within ten years be
come a negligible quantity in the
0 State."
:. —Judge Eustave A. Endlich, of
i. Berks, is ill and some Democrats in
* that section have been urging that
he should not be a candidate again.
0 —Senator James E. Watson, of
s Indiana, has given Democrats some
s jolt by his Scranton speech that he
has found President Wilson losing
his grip in notably Democratic
™ communities.
e —Pittsburgh proposed loan will be
t $23,700,000 and cover most of the
3 objects which municipality ingenuity
can conceive.
—Scranton's school board has
f taken a practical step as far as
- "mine-caves" are concerned. It has
tl ————— .
| " **■*••*"
' | bought the coal under the school I
" properties.
! ! _— Judge James I. Brownson, of
j Washington county, will be a can
-11 didate for election to the full term.
Measuring the Day's Work \
[From Answers, London.]
j The most difficult task of the qpal j
I commission seems to be to discover
j how much coal cutting is a fair day's
| work for a collier. It appears that in |
!a good "place" a man will cut four!
! tons of coal in a shift, yet the yearly |
i output of coal per man was only 220 I
i tons last year.
| It is rather interesting to glance at j
! other forms of work, and to see just j
j how much other toilers do in a day. j"
j Take plowing for instance. The muni
| who, with a single plow, turns anj
! acre in a day, is well earning his
money. In completing his task, he I
i will have walked and guided the!
j plow about fourteen miles.
I Harvesting in the old days used to |
j be slow work, and the man who cut |
by hand half an acre of wheat was |
( doing well. With modern horse-j
! cutter and binder one man, with the |
assistance of two "shockers," has I
been known to cut and bind twenty)
acres of wheat in one day.
At one time the setting of three
hundred bricks was considered a
i day's work for a bricklayer. But at
piecework, and using a special soft!
j mortar, a man has been known to 1
i lay 1,400 bricks during an 8-hour!
day and to continue this average for
davs on end.
Packing fruit is no easy task. Take)
oranges, for instance. These average
one hundred and fifty to the box, and !
1 each fruit has to be separately wrap- j
1 ped in paper. Seventy boxes is con- j
I sidered a very fair day's work, but!
| a man has been known to pack one I
hundred and twenty boxes in a 10-j
1 hour day. He had to handle and wrap]
■ eighteen thousand oranges to ac
-1 comp'ish this task.
The work our men did in France
• when marching in full kit as far be-|
yond that of an ordinary laborer. The I
! world's marching record is held byj
■ a detachment of the London Rifle
' Brigade. Tn April. 1914, these men—
• sixty-two in number—marched from
- London to Brighton, a distance of!
1 fifty-two miles, in fourteen hours.
'■ twenty-three minutes.. They were in
• full kit, and carried rifles, a total
• weight of forty-two pounds, yet not
■ a man fell out.
t The Song of the Bolsheviki
■ They are for the gink who shirks,
curses on the guy who works, is the
' ] way the snarling Bolsheviki plan;
I off the wearers of white collars, also
, I those who've earned their dollars,
. ] murder—and they are with you to a
[ They're not much for making laws, j
but when it comes to wagging jaws, I
; I they can spot your old Yietrola quite I
' a few; down with simpletons and j
[ fools, who are preaching go toj
' schools, learning's something that's i
J a handicap to you.
1 If you own a share of stock, they
" want to lead you to the block, old
r Nick Lcninc's message we'll repeat;
" he'll accept with many thanks, all
" the dough that's fn the banks, for a
1 thinker and a drinker has to eat.
3 ! Try and build a home, and you're!
" flooey in the dome, a bar of soap's j
r a thing from which they flee; no use |
at all for juries, but they're awful;
" strong for breweries, and they blame !
1 it all on old Democracy.—By G. O. j
I MacConachie, ship worker in the I
• Harlan News.
- Cecil Chesterton's Last Book j
t "It is a common and obvious thing j
to say when a man dies that he has.
i left nobody behind him who can quite
I I fill his place," says a literary critic
in the New Statesmiy). "But of
i Cecil Chesterton this is true. He was
never happy except when discussing
an intelligent problem, and I should
not be surprised to learn that even
" during his last illness he expounded
theology or politics to the doctors at
I his bedside. He would stand in a
Fleet Street bar, a short, stout, jovial
C figure elucidating Roman dogma,
" explaining the precise lijnits of the
C theory and the ascertained facts of
, evolution in Darwin and the post-
Darwinians, or sketching tbo Consti
? tutlon of the United States." As re
gards the latter occupation he en
; tered verv thoroughly into it a short
time before his death and George H.
0 Doran Company will soon publish
8 Chesterton's last book, "A History
1 of the United States."
e Daniel's Thankfulness
y I thank thee and praise thee, O
God of my fathers, who hath given
s me wisdom and might, and hast
s made known unto me now what we
s desired of thee.—Daniel U, 23. J
Strasbourg Again Is
the "City of Storks"
i After Five Years' Absence, Forecasting the War and Its Continuation in
j the Alsatians' Belief, the I.ong-begged Birds Have Resumed Their
Pilgrimages, Bringing Good l.uck to the People on Whose Homes
They Nest.
STRASBOURG is again the "City |
of Storks," and the Alsatians j
I are happy. For live years, from
] before the beginning of the war un-j
! til after hostilities ceased, these birds
' have luiled to make their annual pd-1
! grimagc to the city, the symbol of]
!*good fortune to the families on j
! whose roofs they nested. But now]
! the storks are returning to their j
! colony on the Place de Broglie. j
' Of the many pretty legends built |
! around the story, one is that it can ]
j foresee events. Stories are told and;
I generally believed in the countries it !
I visits of instances where the stork j
j has moved its eggs or even its young
|several days before fire destroyed the]
I building on which it nested. Thus i
i Alsatians point out that the storks, j
j sensing the coming war early in the j
spring of 1914, made their visit to]
other lands.
The Dutch many centuries ago I
asserted storks would never nest ex-1
] eept in republics and free countries..
; "But this," says Willugliby, writing |
I in 1676, "we found by experience to I
jbe false, having observed them in ]
! the territories of some princes in j
Germany. Great numbers breed in j
| the Dobrudja and Turkey, where I
j tlic Turks, Bulgars and Greeks unite]
i in protecting them. In Thessaly they
i have been venerated from tie earli-
I est time, for Pliny says that to kill
lone was a capital offense; the life
!of a stork was worth as much as
| that of a man."
| Story of Storks and Babies
I Tn Holland, France, Denmark and
| Germany numerous legends and
! superstitions have gradually arisen
concerning the storks. most
widely known is that they bring the
i babies—probably a story told so
often to children that at last the
elders believed it to be a part of the
good luck that a stork's nest on the)
house is believed to bring. Grimm's]
and Hans Andersen's fairy tales in->
elude many in which the long-legged
bird plays a part.
The rf-hool children of Strasbourg!
have pretty litt'e songs which they!
sing in the spring when they are
looking for the appearance of the]
first stork. In the olden time it was
customary to blow a horn to greet!
] the first arrival. First would come]
the old bird, circling above the i
housetops, looking for a good place]
to begin the new nest. Below in the]
street, the townsfolk would watch]
j eagerly, each hoping that it would!
| be his house the stork would choose.!
jln such a case, he knew that light-'
,ning would never strike and that I
] good luck would come to all under!
] his roof. In the older parts of]
Strasbourg, people would cast out |
bundles of faggots, which served as |
foundations for the nests, and fori
days after their arrival the morning j
hours were melodious with the whis-'
tling of the birds as they went busl-
I ly about their building operations.
1 As soon as the nest was finished,
!the birds would take turns in sitting
jon the laqge eggs, and in a short
I time the scrawny young were hatch
ied out. Alsatiaas consider it great
j fun to watch the parent birds teaeh
! ing the young to balance and fly,
| and later to steal anything edible
(within their reach.
Sought Homes in Vain
| A French writer tells touchingly
. I of the Alsatians' description of the
, I return of a flock of storks to Stras
bourg in March, 1871, when they
! 1 flew distractedly over the ruins,
! | vainly seeking their old nesting
, i places, which had been destroyed in
■ the bombardment. Even in the very
oldest engravings of the tower, the
bird is shown on the chimney tops
of the quaint old timbered and
: dormered houses.
A traveler through Alsace recently
found a new story concerning the
, stork. In his talk with a pretty
i little girl, he was informed, with an
' air of great gravity and confidence.-
"that the stork came every year
from Prussia: that they bore on
tlieir wings the Prussian colors,
b'ack and white, but that it was not
their fault,-it was in punishment for
a sin which the first stork had com-
Imitted —oh—ages and ages ago; that
■ I they had also very large mouths,
| tout comme les Prussians, and that
j ihev went away to find a warm place
|in the winter, but returned in the
spring to count all the new babies
that arrived in their absence."
The birds often assemble in large
' flocks at the end of August, before
commencing their southward migra
! tion. Sometimes at these assemblies
4they hold what the Germans call a
I Rtorchgericht, a trial and putting to
death of one of their number. Some
hold the opinion that the unfortun
(ate bird is one that has been injured
and cannot accompany the llock,
.and is therefore "extinguished."
Kill Offending Wives
The Dutch and Alsatians, however,
] ascribe these killings to some offense
| given to_ her mate by the female
stork. Numerous stories are told of
i the offended husband collecting his
j friends and with their help killing
i the guilty wife. On one occasion
] when a goose's eggs had been sub
stituted for the stork's, the female
. and young goslings were killed by
a flock of storks the male bird had
> summoned. Probably the story is
I pure invention, for a pair of storks
; have been known to hatch and rear
] the young of the black stork, whose
] eggs had been substituted for their
I own.
I The regularity of the storks' mi
| gration furnished Jeremiah with a
• rebuke against the Jews: "The stork
Jin the Heaven knowetli her appoint
]ed time." A modern traveler in
| Palestine chronicles the sight of
] thousands moving slowly northward,
j "They were scattered." he says "over
jhi'l and valley, moving a few miles
ja day—not in flocks, but singly and
in pairs." Its Hebrew name.
Chat.edah, signifies pity or merev.
and is probably deriwed from the
affection which the stork has for
its young.
It was their welcome home—the
cloud scraping towers of Manhattan,
brilliantly white in the warm spring
sun, the dancing plumes of steam,
the shrilling, bellowing, roaring
, whiMles and the slamming of the
j bands; after weary months of
I French rain and mud and waiting—
I this was their welcome home.
| A tug came slapping down the
harbor througli the white caps to
meet them, as a Kansas City soldier
| relates the incident. Aboard were
| several lounging, oil stained men in
] dungarees, two fellows wearing
I derby hats ("Boy howdy—derby
[hats!") —and, standing alone, udor
lable, supreme, on the little railed
'deck over the pilot house that the
jwar wrecked world affords, an
American girl!
] Wherever, on the tugboat's side
iof the transport, there was a place
] to stand or cling or hung or straddle
I —in short, the starboard side was
ju-swarm with O. D.; and the flutter,
j infjj deliciously cool and serene focus
of every pair of eyes was her loveli
j ncss, the first American girl,
j Shouldering the harbor wavelets
brusquely to this side and to that,
j the tug approached as near as safe
ty would permit beneath the steel
side and —just like that—she found
him, standing in plain sight among
a certain number of thousands jusf
exactly like him. (It has been noted
that young wives who come out or
tugboats to meet young husbands al
ways spot the needle in the hay
stack —to employ a most unnautical
metaphor). Two microscopic white
hands fluttered, two brown ones
reached—with heart throbbing fu
tility, while the flung spray and the
seagulls spun and reeled between
The white hancjs were cupped tc
form a pathetic megaphone, but the
voice, clear, cool, went to the ears
and heart of every Yank.
"Hello, dear! What—do—you—
As with one voice and in a mighty
Yank roar came the heartfelt an
swer from a certain number of thou
sand throats:
Let not the world remember you,
By any greater thing or less,
Than that upon a reed I blew
A Bong to praise your loveliness!
Get not the world remember me
(If immortality should crown
A line of verse, when empery
In the vast waves of time goes
By any greater thing or less,
Than one good song I made and
To praise your love and loveliness
One evening when the world was
—Theodore Maynard in the
Kerw Witness (London).
MAY 5, 1919.
"Keeping L p Appearanaces"
[!•'. li. loung in the Providence,
K. i., Journal.J
Perhaps mere is somewhere a
point at which the recipient oil an
income is able to cease trom worry
over tlie cost of living and the main
told problems ot' adjusting the outgo
to tliu income, in a way to break
ev#i if there can be no provision for
a surplus. There is a popular belief,
lor instance, that Mr. Rockefeller is
- free from this worry and undoubted
-3 ly there are others, although the
3 number who are not compelled to
- give some heed to their expenditures
I -is considerably smaller than is gen
, erally supposed.
Some ot the millionaires, and even
the multi-millionaires, do not cn
■, tirely escape these problems. When
0 a man's wife announces, and at least
e one such instance is on record, that
f she needs $7 5,000 a year for dress
s and that it is impossible for her to
g live in a manner befitting her station
1 on a personal allowance of less than
- $125,000, it is easy to see how the
e husband may have a few financial
V worries. With some of these special
1 object lessons we can understand
s why it is that in some circles an in
s come of $50,000 or so is regarded as
r a synonym for wretched poverty.
e The size of any income, of course,
r is merely relative. It is big or lettle,
not only in comparison with other
- incomes, but in proportion to its pos
i sessor's obligations, needs, desires,
< habits, and point of view. It seems
- safe to say that in ninety-nine cases
n out of a hundred, it seems dispro
f portionatcly small, whether it
I. amounts to SSOO or to $50,000.
r But the continuous financial bur
s den to the average man is imposed
d by his own or his family's effort to
!. "keep up appearances." This is a
. fancied obligation from which com
e naratively few persons are absolutely
r free. It undoubtedly presses with
greatest force upon those who have
to support families upon what are
nopularly called "comfortable sal
aries," for they have certain tastes
c that must be measurably realized.
•>nd any social Intercourse whatever
'■ mtnils certain requirements that
g -nnnot be ignored. They have to live,
i, and to some extent, at least, they
g have to "keep up with Lizzie."
,t Where Patriotism Fails
fFrom the Kansas City Times. 1
A Kansas City man writes to this
fc department to complain that a tele
-0 gram from St. Paul, filed in that
r city at 7.47 Saturday evening, re
el ceived in Kansas City at 9.36 the
n same evening, was not delivered at
g i his home until 1.40 Sunday morn
y | ing.
'-1 "Can you beat it?" demands the
dj infuriated Kansas City man. "And
e to think, the government has in
n 1 creased the rate in order to give us
I that kind of service. The man who
e | sent the message paid the increased
e | rate under the misapprehension that
e ; it would be sent through in a hurry.
,3) But why does the man complain?
■. j Why not rejoice as becometh patriot
s ism, even at the hour of 1.40 Sunday
. I morning, when called from a com
j fortable bed and a sound sleep. Why
s inot take the patriotic view of it.
t ! AVhy not say:
I "Look at this now. Here is a tele
! gram which required only seven
'd ■ hours to come from St. Paul, Minn.,
„lto Kansas City, Mo. That puts an
jt 'end to all this treasonable gonver
(j i sation about Secretary Burleson
„ sending telegrams by freight trains
1 instead of electricity. It also nails
| the campaign lie that you can make
7 | better time to send messages by ex
j press than by wire. I'm going out
first thing In the morning and
!S | cover the money of that knocker
'"j Jones, who offered to bet me yester
e day that he could walk to St. Paul
'■ | and beat the time of a telegram by at
° least two hours. He must be a pro
c I German."
' s j But instead of taking this patrio
tic view of the matter, here comes
- the infuriated citizen with a letter,
I written, we fear, before devotions on
y | the Sabbath morning, actually com
i- plaining because it required seven
i-1 house to get an important message
from St. Paul to Kansas City, four
hours and two minutes of which time
was required to deliver it to his home
after it was received in Kansas City.
No wonder our good Secretary Burle
son complains of the ingratitude of
the public.
When Earth Hears the Corn
And it shall come to pass In that
day, I will hear, saith the Lord, I
will hear the heavens and they shall
hear the earth: and the earth shall
>s hear the corn, and the wine, and the
oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.—
Hosea ii, 21 and 22.
dj Fully Qualified
s, | That Virginia private who wears
.s' a No. 16 shoe is the fellow who
ought to be sent overseas to keep his
foot on Germany's neck.—Charleston I
News and Courier. j
Abetting (Eljat .
The Btate government of Pennsyl
vania has offices in ten different
biuidings in Harrisburg and 10 con
centrate the government here und
bring people from Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh and other places here,
the Commonwealth has to rent of
liees outside of the Capitol, its rent
roll being considerably larger than W
the carrying charges on a big bond
issue for erection of buildings to
take care of its own business in a
business like way. The moving
around of several departments the
last week or so has called attention
to the situation in a striking way.
The Highway Department, which has
to be .expanded to handlo the road
program the voters of the State di
rectly authorized, is now occupying
quarters in three buildings outside
of the Capitol and a lloor in the
Capitol and the Public Service Com
mission also has three bureaus out
side of the Capitol, all in different
places. The Printing Department has
two branches outside of the Capitol
and the Department of Agriculture
und the Department of Health each
have groups of workers away from
the State House. The J-abor and
Industry Department, which is con
'centrated 'more than it has been
since it started, is entirely out of the
Capitol, its quarters having been
taken by (he Highway Department,
while in a short time the Public
Instruction and other educational
branches and the Department of
Alines will have no offices in the big
building at all and will have quar
ters in the business section of Har
risburg. There are half a dozen de
partments of the government which
have not had offices in the Capitol
for years and one or two which have
never been in the building as far as
domicile goes.
• * •
It is probable that the rent roll
of the State by the end of the year
for offices will be greater than ever
known before, because there are
other branches of the government to
come here and Harrisburg is not any
too well supplied with offices for
itself. One of the plans was to tear
buildings still remaining in
tJio Capitol park extension districl,
but no place for the occupants to
go that would meet requirements was
to be had. The situation is one that
is much commented upon among
legislators and will lead to speedy
action on the bill for the construc
tion of the State's own buildings as
a matter of good busings, as sug
gested by the Governor some time
• • •
It was an interesting coincidence
that the veterans of the One Hun
dred and Twenty-Seventh Pennsyl
vania volunteers of Civil War days
should be holding their annual re
union in Harrisburg on Saturday,
when the veterans of Harrisburg
commands of the latest war were
getting ready to return to their city.
The One Hundred and Twenty-Sev
enth, which was commanded by the
late Colonel W. W. Jennings, and
made up largely of men recruited
within fifty miles of Harrisburg and
of native Harrisburgers as well, has
been holding annual reunions here
for more than a quarter of a cen
tury, being about as much "Harris
burg's Own" as can be. And in its
history, there will be written the fact
that the men who fought at Freder
icksburg and on other bloody fields
of the Civil War, had sons in the
Spanish War and grandsons in the
war with Germany. One of the
grandsons of the Colonel is just home
from service in France.
• • •
George W. Rhoads, commander of
Post 58, G. A. R., of this city and
one of the most active members of
the organization, is being prominent
ly mentioned for the honor of State
commander of the G. A. R. The
State organization will meet next
month at Lancaster and the Central
Pennsylvania men are strongly for
the Harrisburg man.
• • •
The first man with nerve enough
to wear a straw hat appeared on the
streets of Harrisburg on Saturday
, and he wandered all about the busi
ness and theater section. The odd
thing about that no comments ex
cept that he was wise were heard.
■ —James F. Woodward, who be
comes secretary of internal affairs
to-morrow, has been head of a big
hospital in McKeesport for years.
—J. H. Scattergood, Philadelphia
broker, has been visiting the Verdun
region to see how work is being car
ried out with Philadelphia aid.
—Dr. H. J. Cadbury, who got in
trouble at one of the colleges near
Philadelphia for his war sentiments,
will take a Biblical chair at Andover.
—J. William Stroh, head of the
Central Pennsylvania Odd Fellows'
organization, marshalled the big
parade at Sunbury.
—C. C. Zantzinger, Philadelphia
architect, has been chosen vice-pres
ident of the national organization of
Tlint Harrisburg workmen
helped build ships during the
war and some arc still cm
ployed at the yards?
—Just 100 years ago the agitation
for the construction of the canal to
this city was being voiced at
There's only one end when Miss
Liberty rides Anarchy tiger. They
come back from the ride with the
lady inside and a smile on the face
1 of the tiger.—Brooklyn Eagle.
Let us confine the waving of the
red flag to our railroad crossings.—
Dearborn Independent.
Those who once were saying
1 "Amen" to the League Idea, now
' merely cry "Amend." Newark
1 News.
1 "Peace without victory" seems to
have shifted around to victory with
out peace.—New York Call.
If ever a place was misnamed it
is Archangel.—Portand Oregontan.
The Koreans have been doing
their best to signal to Japan that
they, too, are a proud and sensitive
people.—Washington Star.
The President's desire to recognize
Lenine ought to bring a snort of
sardonic mirth from the Shade of
Huerta.—New York Evening Sun.
It's reported Trotzky has ordered
the Russian fleet to sea. We thought
all Russia had been at sea for the
last two years.—Newark News,
i It has come to the point where a
i body has to earn twice as much as
i he Is worth in order to get half
i enough to live on.—Jefferson City
I Democrat-Tribune.