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THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1919
Where I ha re but him
Is my Fatherland;
And all gi/ts and graces come
Heritage into my hands
Brothers long deplored
I in His disciples find restored.
—Friedcrich von Hardenbcrg.
IT IS to be hoped the Legislature'
will see its way clear to enact j
the Smith appropriation bill for
the erection of a memorial on the
site of old Camp Curtin to mark
for all time that historic spot. The
plan originated with Lieutenant
Governor Beidleman, when he was
a member of the Senate, who pro
cured an appropriation sufficient for
the purchase of the necessary
ground. Senator Smith has taken
an interest in the matter and has
asked the Legislature for money to
complete the memorial, which every
Civil War veteran who went out
from the famous old encampment |
would like to see forthcoming.
„ . No form for the Harrisburg memor
ial to soldiers of the great war has
ret been adopted, but when the people
have had opportunity to express a
. hoice they will undoubtedly do credit
to this patriotic community in their
Snal selection. There is increasing
appreciation of the importance of
arc in choosing public memorials and
no doubt Harrisburg will avoid the
mistakes that have been made in
jther years in the adoption of perma
nent memorials.
EVERY authority that has
spoken on the subject the past
fortnight has expressed the
conviction that a period of great
industrial prosperity is just ahead
and that there will be a labor fam
ine before the close of the present
year. From the same sources we
hear, and the truth of it is apparent,
that certain lines of employment are
lax and orders not plentiful, but
the volume of retail trade continues
large even in communities given
over entirely to industry, so it is
obvious that the purchasing power
of wage earners continues high.
This brings one to the conclusion
that the manufacturing trade must
soon feel the effects of these large
retail sales. Stocks, none too large
at the time the armistice was
signed, are lower now in many in
stances than at that time, due to
the desire of everybody in business
to hold off for the expected drop in
prices, which it is- now apparent
will not come. The other favorable
factor is the immensity of the wheat
V :rop about to be harvested and the
Njigh price the farmer will get for
his products. In the same categor
ic the sustained rise In security
prices on the stock exchanges of
the country, which reflects the op
timism of Investors as a whole, who
oelieve the United States will ben
efit materially from the readjust
ments now in progress and that the
predicted wave of prosperity is fast
Mischievous boys have resumed
heir activities in the smashing of.
he standard light globes along the
Front Steps" of the city. It would
eem that there should be some way
■f apprehending these culprits and
■unishing them.
mer president of the State
Federation of Labor, delivered
■ . remarkably strong address before
he State Federation here yesterday,
n which he set forth clearly why
radesunionism and Bolshevism in
his country must forever remain
mplacable enemies. Bolshevism, he
aid, would merely be the substitu
lon of one form of tyranny for an
ither—the autocracy of the prole
arlat for the autocracy of the few.
3e went further and said that under
lolshevism, aa It has been developed
n Russia, the working man Is not
■M free as he was under csardom,
ind went on to show that. Instead
if the proletariat ruling, the masses
are ruled mere absolutely than
ever by the little band ef tyrants
whft nave seised the reins ef peweik
Secretary of Labor Wilson Went
a bit deeper Into thin subject recent
ly In ft letter to Jnnies Wtlsalt, pres
ident tif the tnternatlenal Associa
tion of Pattern Makers, In whtrh he
snld that the average American
mind In interpreting the term
"dictatorship of the proletariat" has
understood It to mean the will of a
majority of the workers Imposed
upon alt the other members of soci
ety. Wo have been almost unani
mous In resisting this theory, From
tho beginning of tlmo until the crea
tion of the United States, the work
ers had been excluded from a voice
In Governmental affairs. There was
a* perpetual struggle to remedy the
philosophy upon which
they that every person
who had to obey tho laws of a coun
try ought to have a Voice In deter
mining what those laws should be.
They are still Imbued with that
principle and. consequently, have
had no kindly foellng for a dictator
ship of the proletariat.
But clearly this Is not the prln
j olple being pursued by the Russian
I Bolshevists. They fear the will of
I the majority Just as much as Kaiser
J Wilhelm, Emperor Carl or Czar
i Nicholas did, and boldly declare the
| dictatorship of the advanced class
'awakening to a new democracy, and
i tills group Is to be the solo Judge
of how the people shall live, what
they shall do and how they shall do
It. It sots up tho dictatorship on j
exactly the same plea that every
autocrat has used, that he knows
better what Is good for tho people
I and how they should be treated than
|ihey know themselves. "This sub
jection may resemble the mild
leading of an orchestra leader, If
the proletariat Is submissive, good
natured and obedient, but "it may
take the acute form of a dictator
ship" enforced with "a merciless and
firm rule" and "iron discipline"
"against those who violate this con
trol or who are careless with regard
to control," to quote Lenine himself.
That this is true is proved by the
"labor control" which Lenine now
exercises, in which a few "advanced
workers" rule that the great mass
of workmen must do as they say.
Russian workmen may not even so
much as quit their jobs or change
jobs except permission has been
giveu by the Bolshevist government.
"We must have unity of will," says
Lenine, and continues: "But how
can we secure a strict unity of will?
By subjecting the will of thousands
to the will of one. This subjection,
if the participants in the common
work are ideally conscious and dis
ciplined, may resemble the mild
leading of an orchestra conductor,
but may take the acute form of a
dictatorship—if there is no ideal
discipline and consciousness. But,
at any rate, complete submission to
a single will is absolutely necessary
for the success of the processes of
work which is orgajiized on the
type of large machine industry.
This is doubly true of the railways.
And just this transition from one
political problem to another, which
in appearance has no resemblance
to the first, constitutes the peculiar
ity of the present period. The revo
lution has just broken the oldest,
the strongest and tho heaviest
chains to which the masses were
compelled to submit. So it was yes
terday. And to-day the same revolu
tion—and indeed in the interest of
Socialism—demands the absolute
submission of the masses to the
single will of those who direct the
labor process."
Here we have what Bolshevism
really means to Russia, and Mr.
Greenawalt is absolutely right when
he says that tradesunionism and
Bolshevism are implacable enemies.
They must be. They are direct op
posites in all their tenets and doc
Returning soldiers are enthusiastic
supporters of the Salvation Army and
the effort which is now making in
this city and vicinity to raise funds
for the peace-time work of the or
ganization in this community will
have the sympathy of most people
who have followed the activities of
the Army among the fighting forces.
Whatever may have been thought of
the organization in the earlier years
of its work, it is now regarded with
favor throughout the world and es
pecially among the men and women
who have come into direct touch with
its welfare activities.
One need only read the wails of the
Hun over the peace terms to under
stand the yetlow character of a peo
ple responsible for untold suffering
and nameless cruelties. They were
ready to impose harsh terms upon the
helpless nations about them, but now
that the boot is on the other foot they
indulge in cowardly shrieks of pro
test which ought to have no effect uo
on their victims. They are reaping
the whirlwind of their own folly and
must suffer the consequences of selfish
schemes to enslave the world.
Anything; that the Legislature may
do to further safeguard the sheep
industry in Pennsylvania by eliminat
ing the sheep-killing dogs will be ap
proved by a large majority of the
people. The hills of Pennsylvania
were once covered with sheep and
the increasing industry should have
the protection of every law that will
reduce the destruction of the fleecy
flocks by worthless dogs that are per
mitted to run at large by their own
Governor Sproul was the honor
guest at a regular farm banquet at
the Hotel the other night
and th chef of the big hotel might
take a leaf from the menu of this
interesting feast. Roast pig and apple
sauce and pie would appeal
to more than the gubernatorial appe
tite. S.
Harrisburg will have an honorable
place in the great pageant at Phila
delphia to-day and while many will
not be able to participate In the pa
rade. they will not be forgotten in the
appreciation of the home folks for
gallant service. X <
fodtttc* Ik
By the Ex-Committer man
Revenue that will enable the Stale
to appropriate with safety the $90,-
000,000, which Governor William C,
Sproul said a few days ago was the
amount of money that would be
needed to caro for things rogurded
us essential In tho appropriation
line, Is now the biggest subject In
State political circles. It le the talk
of tho legislators and of the Capitol
departments and even first and third
class city bills are In tho background
for once. Governor Sproul has been
studying the problem from all angles
and It la expected that when he re
turns to Harrisburg Monday night
something tangible will bo worked
out or on the way.
Whllo there is considerable bilk
about a two mill tax on manufac
turing capital, which Is now exempt
in accordance with the traditional
policy of Pennsylvania and some
members are convinced that It Is the
only thing to do, men active In affairs
say that tho Governor Is not Inclined
toward this tax at present.
Auditor General Charles A. Snyder
is very strongly of the opinion that
the State only needs the laws he
has suggested for stiffening tip pres
ent tax collections, the Inheritance
and county tax bills, to meet tho
demands. He is looking for addi
tional machinery and believes that
tho remarkable success which has
attended his efforts to get In tho
bock taxes, will be duplicated In
other lines.
Opinions differ as to the revenue
in sight. Some men say that $85,-
000,000 Is the outside limit.
—Senator Boies Penrose Is out
against certain forms of the council
, proposed for Philadelphia and not
disposed to go along on some of
J the recent suggestions, even though
a few of them emanate from the
Governor's office. A number of
friends of the Senator are by no
means enthusiastic over the Sproul
-—The administration is counting
on the big hearing to be held here
Tuesday to show the way the wind
is blowing and as the Tuesday meet
ing is announced us the final session
as far as the public concerned on
the bills, next week may see the
much discussed measures getting a
start through the House.
—Some very positive statements
are being made that the Governor
will sign the third-class city nonpar
tisan repealer. Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh newspapers differ in pre
dicting what the Governor will do,
but the belief is growing stronger
day by day that he will sign the
third-class city repealer and refuse
to countenance any change of like
character in the second-class cities
on the ground that the situations
are different.
—The Philadelphia reformers are
now said to have announced their
idea of attempting to place a non
partisan election feature in the
charter revision bills.
—Two other big problems are to
ho disposed of in the next fortnight
and both will have material effect
upon politics in Pennsylvania next
year. The State will have to enunci
ate the policy to be followed in re
gard to education and the appoint
ment of a noted educator as out
lined by Governor Sproail at the
"farm dinner" will be the first step.
The Governor will then have the
educators of the Stale meet him
and discuss proposed education.
The other matter is compensation.
The administration is committed to
the Schaffer bills and while there
may be some difficulties in the way
of changes of the Various
increase are going to be voted. Even
employers who oppose any change
have become resigned to that pros
pect and may turn their guns on
the self insurers' tax bill. There is
also opposition of a more or less
political nature to the bill reorgan
izing the bureau
Liquor men, who are regarded
as playing their last big hand in
politics in Pennsylvania now, are
saul to be up in the air about what
to do on the legislation scheduled
for the House Monday night. Gov
ernor Sproul stands firmly for pro
hibition enforcement that will en
force the law and that Congress
should say what shall constitute a
drink with a kick. The liquor peo
ple have been beaten at every stage
of the game this session and have
been having a hard time to realize
that their old time swing in the
legislative halls has gone.
—The Vickerman and Fox en
forcement bills will go through and
the fight will he on the alcohol per
centage hill, as some one called it.
The whole three are up for final
action Monday night.
—Both branches of the Legisla
ture adjourned yesterday until Mon
da\. The Mouse held two sessions
and did considerable work.
Resolutions of sympathy for
Representative John McKay, of
Luzerne, who is seriously ill, were
adopted in the House last night on
motion of Mr. Davis. Indiana.
—Governor Sproul has sent a let
ter to Representative "Jim" Dunn
secretary of the Vare Hiking Club!
in which he says he is not strong
for early morning walks. He inti
mated that Division street is as far
away as Pittsburgh.
—The Crow State Boxing Com
mission bill will be "canned." So
will the Rinn grade crossing bill
Both have been held up In com
Agriculture's Part
War has put a crown on the head
of agriculture. Reconstruction con
firms the coronation. That farming
was the fundamental industry of the
world has been a matter of text
book common knowledge always.
Like other eternal truths it has been
so generally accepted as to come
near llng ignored. To the farmer
and particularly to the farmer of
America, the world looked to keep
the stomach full while it attended to
the unpleasant task of making and
using munitions. Again to the farm
er and particularly to the American
farmer the world now looks to sta
bilize and make sure the toilsome
processes of reconstruction. Every
prophecy of prosperity is based on
tbe reasonable assumption that agri
culture will continue to do Its level
best. A beautiful, substantial struc
ture cannot be built upon an inse
cure foundation. There can be no
prosperity unless agriculture thrives.
—Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
A Comparison
Some folks can saw wood and say
nothing, but a baby can't even cut
one measly tooth without rousing
the neighborhood.—From Answers,
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FROST M •<?/.
The Attitude of France
How France feels to-day can be
illustrated by a little story: There
was once a man-eating tiger that
stole into a village, killed and ate
a child and was attacked by the
child's father, who desired to save
the rest of his family .and himself.
Two or three neighbors joined in
help, but even so the tiger was
getting the best of it when a par
ticularly powerful but distant neigh
bor. who had scarcely realized what
•was going on, arrived, and with his
aid the tiger was overcome and tied
Then arose a debate, led by the
powerful last-comer, as to the fate
of the helpless animal. The death
penalty was overruled, and the dis
cussion centered about the strength
of the rope that was necessary to
securely tether the tiger to a tree
around the corner from the victim's
house. The man who had most to
say about the strength of the rope
was the last-comer, who lived far
ther away than any of the others,
and he did not think such a thick
rope was needed as did those who
lived nearer the tiger's tree.
The child's father, badly mauled
and. indeed, rendered almost help
lees. wanted the tiger killed. Failing
that, he wanted the tiger tied up
with the strongest ropes available,
regardless of the feelings of the
others. The child's father in my
story is France, the tiger Germany.
That is how France feels about
the Peace Conference. She was at
tacked and mauled and she wants
Germany rendered absolutely help
less. She is afraid of even a tethered
tiger, and nobody can blame her.
She thinks Mr. Wilson's tether is
riot strong enough, the help that is
promised her if the tiger breaks
loose too far away. Moreover, she
feels that because she bore the
brunt of the attack she ought to
have most to say about the settle
ment, and she finds Britain and the
late-comer, America, 'dictating a
peace to suit themselves. Small
wonder that feelings akin to panic
and anger are rifle in Paris—John
L. Balderston in Philadelphia Press.
"Poor Rich" in Bread Line
Evanston's community kitchen,
where the poor rich of the city who
cannot find cooks will have' their
luncheons and dinners cooked for
them, positively will open in a few
The kitchen will be established in
the salesroom of the Evanston Wom
an's Club, and the "bread line" will
form to the right, purchasers either
taking their food to their homes or
eating it, a la cafeteria, at tables
provided for the purpose.
The directors had originally an
nounced delivery of food by motor in
special containers to keep it hot, but
this will not be started, it is said,
until later. —From the Chicago Her
ald and Examiner.
iO to 1 in Advertising's Favor
Ten failures are caused by too lit
tle advertising to every one that is
caused by too much advertising,
members of the Milwaukee Asso
ciation of Commerce were told at
their annual meeting and banquet
by S. F. Fannon, one of five experts
sent through the country by the
National Cash Register Company to
deliver addresses on "The Troubles
of the Retail Merchant and How to
Stop Them." "One of the axioms
of modern business is that advertis
ing pays," said Mr. Fannon. "Con
tinuous advertising, newspaper ad
vertising and advertising in the same
newspaper space steadily are best."
Among the Mountains
Afternoon in the deli, where was
A broken fall and many-voiced.
With evrgreens and red and golden
At varying elevations grouped
Its bason hid and cool and circular.
On which the leaves rested as
As if the stream could never wake
The mountains towered around, pur
ple and rose.
The sun, still climbing vainly,
sought to peer
Into that still recess.
—Margaret Fuller.
The revised scheme of jacking the
United States into the affairs of all
creation is in no essential feature
preferable to the original. The two
are alike in that they abrogate our
sovereignty, our established policies,
our most cherished traditions, our
personal liberties nnd our freedom
as a nation. —Harvey's Weekly.
Sense never falls to give them that
have it words enough to make them
understood. —William Penn.
War's Spotlight on Africa
[John M. Springer in World Outlook.]
ELISABETHVILL.E, doubling her
output of copper to meet war
I orders, or Eikasi with thirty
! railway tracks and a great concen
trating plant for the treatment of
low-grade ores, may sound to the
1 average American more like Arizona
| or Michigan than Central Africa. But
j that is because the average American
I knows so little about Africa.
Of course he knows that there
I are diamond mines down Africa
j way, and rubber and ivory and os
itrich feathers. But who in America
| knows that in the heart of Africa
are a hundred and fifty hills so im
| pregnated with copper that no trees
will grow there and cattle cannot
eat the scanty grass which covers
| them? Or who knows of the almost
j untouched deposits of coal, iron, tin,
i and antimony?
And Africa is no less rich in plants
jthan in minerals. The yearly pro
-1 ducts of Central Africa in vegetable
oils, cocoa, sugar, cotton, and woods
amount to nearly $100,000,000.
These natural resources have
made the course of empire take a
| long leap southward and have com
i plicated the discussions of the Peace
'Conference. But the real future of
the continent does not depend alto
! gether upor. whether a single nation
lor a league administers the colonies,
j or whether their oils go to make ex-
I plosives for the Allies or soap for
| America. There is another most im
portant factor—the native.
I In the past this native has lived
j in a thatched hut which was eaten
J up by white ants in a year or two.
, He has had a goat and a few ehiek
; ens, maybe a slave or two. He had
lan ulcer on his leg, unidentified
I pains on his stomach, and fear in
j his heart. But withal he had a
I cheerful disposition. Also—like most
j men everywhere—he was as lazy as
! he dared he.
Now "civilization" is coming to
Africa, is coming for the diamonds
and the palm oi's. Often it comes
j with little thought for the African,
and he, alone and unfriended, is no
more capable of meeting modern
industrial conditions than a child is
of managing an eight-cylinder mot
or. Conditions in the Hand mining
district of the Transval have proved
this fact.
There every year half a million
natives come from the simple bar
baric life of the jungle or veld. 1
Twenty thousand of these half mil-'
Song of the Trees
Dark against the sky yonder distant
Lies before us. Trees we see, long
the line of trees,
Bending, swaying in the breeze.
Bright with flashing light yonder dis
tant line '
Runs before us, swiftly runs, swift
the river runs,
Winding, flowing o'er the land.
Hark! Oh, hark! A sound, yonder dis
tant sound
Comes to greet us, singing comes
soft the river's song.
Rippling gently 'neath the trees.
■—From "The Path on the Rainbow,"
The bok of American Indian
poems, edited by George W.
When you have a thing to do, you
will do it right in proportion to your
love of right. But do the right, and
you will love the right; for by doing
it you will see it in a measure as
it is, and no one can see the truth
as it is without loving it. The more
you talk about what is right, or
even about the doing of it. the more
you are in danger of exemplifying
how loosely theory may be allied to
practice. Talk without action saps
the very will.. Something you have
to do is waiting undone all the time,
and getting more and more undone.
The only refuge is to do. —peorge
Let them that would build castles in
the air,
Vault thither, without step or stair.
Instead of feet to climb, take wings
to fly.
And think their turrets top the
But let me lay all my foundations
And learn before I run, to creep.
Who digs through rocks to lay his
ground-works low,
May in good time build high, and
sure, though slow.
Christopher Harvey.
lion recruits die, many of them of
the white man's diseases and vices.
Tens of thousands of others find
their way back to the kraals, broken
in health and morals, "civilized
within an inch of hell," as one ex
plorer expressed it.
That is what "civilization" with
out Christianity is doing for the Af
rican. At the same time Christian
ity has come with quinine and plows.
Its work has been less essential. But.
as one traveler says, "For a hundred
miles around you can see the influ
ence of a well-established mission
station. The natives have more
clothing and better food and leas
likely to die of starvation during
a drought."
Before the missionaries came, a
chief buried two live slaves, a boy
and a girl, in his mother's grave, but
when his favorite wife died recent
ly, the missionaries intervened, and
there was no human sacrifice.
Kabongo is a chief who wanted a
mission station—wanted it so much
that he sent out his women to clear
the ground and his men to bring
in poles and grass to build a house
for the missionary who was to come.
Then when the missionary came,
Kabongo built a school, or rather
lie had it built by cannibal prisoners
he hnd captured red-handed and
brought in to reform.
Thus the natives of the Belgian
Congo show their desire for Chris
tianity, but the church has been
slow in sending workers. We now
have only fifteen missionaries in a
territory the size of three states.
The future of Africa depends upon
how quickly the church remedies
this condition. Without Christian
ity the history now in the making
in Africa will be a sad story of ex
ploitation. The natives will be
crushed by a material progress for
which they were not prepared. Thev
will become a liability to the world.
With Christianity they may be
come an asset to civilization. But
Christianity must come now in
greater volume and power to accom
pany the industrial development.
As this race of children faces twen
tieth century industrial conditions,
it must have, first of all. the trans
forming gospel preached to it. It
must have schools, including agri
cultural and industrial training. It
must have sanitation. Tt must have
medical treatment and instruction.
Tt must have social service. In
short, it must have the Christ.
[William R. Alger, in "The Poetry
of the Orient."]
Many persons seem to think that
the poetic literature of the East Is
fitted to yield only a barren crop of
verbiage, or a tawdry mass of senti
mental extravagance. It often has
these characteristics. It also pos
sesses all kinds of wealth, in their
most exalted degrees, and in their
most wonderful profusion. The
poetry of the Unimaginative Chinese
is noticeable the ethical good sense—
a wholesome vein of homely truth.
Its beat is circumscribed to the
ranges of practical experience. The
muse of China is a ground sparrow.
With the f Arabs • * ther ideas
seem to be transmuted into sensa
tions. Sanscrit and Hindostance
poetry is characterized in its most
peculiar phases, by an unrivaled
idealization. Imagination often takes
the reins from judgment and runs
riot, and language breaks into a
blossoming wilderness of metaphor.
15ut the richness and originality of
the result arc frequently grand and
exhilarating. The most distinctive
Persian poetry exhibits an exquisite
delicacy of sense elsewhere unpar
alleled, a vast and ethereal play of
fancy and sentiment, a fetterless
jubilancy of reason and faith, the
very transcendentalism of wit.
The Rockies
The silence, the sense of space in
these Rocky Mountain solitudes can
not be expressed; neither can the
peculiar atmospheric beauty be de
scribed. The shapes are the shapes
of the north, but the air is like the
air of the tropics—shimmering, kin
dling. No pictures of the Rocky
Moutains which I have seen have
caught it. There is not a cold tint
here. No dome of Constantinople or
Venice, no pyramid of Egypt, ever
glowed and swam in warmer light
and of warmer hue than do these
colossal mountains. Some mysterious
secret of summer seems to underlie
their perpetual snows.—Helen Hunt
MAY 15, 1919,
The Death Lure of the Sea
[From the Manchester Guardian]
The North Atlantic, which is the
center of anxious interest in connec
tion with the great flying competi
tion, may be called, from some points
of view, the most mysterious of seas.
No stretch of ocean has been more
often described, and yet it keeps its
secrets. So much depends on the
point of view. Try to correlate, for
instance, Kipling's wonderful de
scriptions in "Captains Courageous"
with the diary of the passenger on
a great liner who makes the cross
ing for tli first time and thinks of
himself as a discoverer. Certain sea
roads on the Atlantic are known to
marines as well as the great city
arteries of their homes, and yet a
few miles outside those roads lie
other countries a'one, mysterious,
aloft from all passage of men and
ships. And even on the sea roads the
Atlantic is not wholly conquered;
the calamity of the Titanic still
stands in memory of the struggle
that continues always.
Flying men must have strong
nerves, and they wi'l be needed on
this flight, for to the men of keen
imagination there will be something
menacing in flying hour after hour
above the sea. silent and motionless
from that height, and waiting with
the patience of eternity for the one
fatal mistake. It will be like the fas
cination of the abyss for the im
aginative man cross'ng it by some
frail bridge.
Poe's "Tamerlane" Sold
The sale at a New York book auc
tion of a copy of Edgar Allan Poe's
first book, "Tamerlane," printed in
Boston in 1827, for $11,600 — the
highest price ever paid for any
American book—and at another
New York auction, of the dedication
copy of Milton's "Comus" for $1,425,
may be encouraging to modern au
thors by showing them what sums
their works may sell for a century
or three hundred years from now.
—From the Writer.
The Autumn Wind
The autumn wind rises,
white clouds flying before it,
yellow leaves are torn from the trees
by the river.
Already the wild geese are wing
ing their way
toward the south,
the rose is sweet no longer,
and petals are falling
from the lotus flowers.
—The Emperor Ou Ty (Han dy
nasty, 140 B. C.).
Crimes Most Expensive
If you spend $1,271,575.13 for
crime, sickness, poverty and uncm
| ployment, what are you suending to
■prevent them! In Los Angeles the
| answer was found to bo $38,983.14.
That is the allotment for education
Crime costs $627,457.42; sickness,
$330,618.16; poverty, $215,104.95;
and unemployment, $98,484 60
From the World Outlook.
A threatened strike of members
of ti\ e organizations of marine work
ers' unions having to do with dredg
ing and drilling operations on the
Great Lakes, has been averted tem
By decreasing the weekly hours in
the Lancashire (England) spinning
mills, more work has been found
lor 300,000 people.
The great bulk of the Fifshire tex
tile trade is in the hands of female
The average wage of the ordinary
farm laborer in England has been
advanced during the war from $3 50
a week to $6.75 a week.
Various British labor organizations
are urging on the government the
desirability of establishing an im
perial employment exchange system.
In British Malay, Chinese are
chiefly employed for carpentry work,
the number of other nationalitica
being small In comparison. On day
rates the wages vary from 45 to 90
cents, depending on the class o£
The Kansas City Bailways Com-
Ipany has advanced the wages of all
| employes five cents an hour.
I Industrial wages in Denmark have
| increased 33 per cent since 1914.
I In Denmark the annual average
I wage for farm workers is $176 for
men and $94 for women, the cm
tployer furnishing board and lodging.
Bmtittg Qllfat
l 1 rank Gregory, who as genorsfi
secretary of the Pennsylvania R&ll.*
road \. M. C. A., Is leading the dst£k
for 300 new members of that i3*
tutlon, which is a part of a ate*
tionnl campaign for Railroad
expansion, is the father of the work
in this city. He started out to build
up the Pennsylvania Railroad asso£*
elation in Harrisburg so many years
ago that he docs not like to meo
ti°n the date of his coming, and
has made a most wonderful success*
of it. When he began the associa
tion was located on the second floor
of the building at the southwest cor
ner of Cumberland and Sixth streets,
over what was then a green goods
store, and occupied one large dou
ble room with a dividing arch. It
struggled along thero for a number
of years, constantly enlarging Its
membership despite the crowded
quarters and enlarging its sphere of,
Influence. Home of the most prom
inent and Influential railroad men in
the city became identified with it and
through their influence and the con
stant urging of Secretary Gregory
the railroad company was interested
in the erection of the fine brick
building in Reily street below Sixth,
which is now the home of the or
ganization. But many notable gath
erings were held in the rooms at
Sixth and Cumberland streets, pre
vious to the opening of the new
building. There it was that the new
famous Middle Division Veterans'
Association was formed with Wil
liam B. McCaleb, then superinten
dent of the middle division as its
head, and a large gathering of men
in attendance who had begun with
the Pennsy when it was a single
track, wood burning road between
here and Altoona. But the associa
tion has not stopped growing. In
recent years it was found possible
to add a swimming pool and baths—
the only pool in the city, by the way
—and only last year these were thor
oughly renovated, re-enameled and
enlarged. The association has a fine
plant and it ought not to be diffi
cult to get the desired 300 new mem
• • •
"Rotary clubs can do almost any
thing they set their hands to," said
Colonel Martin, State health commis
sioner, speaking before the Harris
burg Rotary Club the other night.
"At least they can do most unusual
things," he continued. "Rast year
while I was engaged in helping train
a line body of young physicians for
field surgeon service in France, there
came a hurry call for doctors from
General Pershing. The surgeons
had received everything but actual
practice in operating on certain
classes of wounds, a training that
was absolutely necessary and not
having living patients the only other
I possibility was dead bodies and wo
I bad to have them in a hurry.
"We were in a Southern training
camp. I went to the coroner with
my troubles. Nothing doing; ho
couldn't help me. I exhausted every
source, with no result.
"Finally, in desperation I went to
the president of the local Rotary
Club. He asked me what he could
do for me.
" 'You can do a big service for
me.' I said, 'if you can get me a
half dozen dead bodies without rob
bing the graves of your cemeteries,'
and I explained my dilemma.
" 'This is new business to me,' re
plied the Rotarian, 'but of course the
club will try to oblige you. How
soon must you have the bodies?'
" 'Within four days,' I replied.
"And would you believe it. three
days later three covered wagons with
the desired bodies drove up to the
training quarters. That's what
makes me think Rotarians can do
almost anything they set out to do.
But I can't help wondering where
they got those bodies."
• * *
The biggest catches of trout that
have been made this spring have
been those taken in the upper'end
of Dauphin county in the tract which
certain water companies desire to
have closed to fishermen. Some of
the streams there are used for
drinking purposes, but not near
where the fishing is best and there
has been fishing and hunting
throughout thistract ever since these
streams were first turned into do
mestic water supplies and before.
In all that time no sickness has de
veloped as a result. A strong effort
will be made to kill the "joker" in
the stream regulation bill now be
fore the Regislature, which would
make it illegal to fish or hunt with
in a half mile of a stream used for
water supply purposes. A hearing
will be held at the Capitol next Tues
day at which a delegation from the
upper end will be present.
• • *
"Do tractors with cleats damago
the highways? Well, I should say
they do, if this is any indication,"
said a highway employe yesterday
as he examined a series of breaks in
the asphalt of a downtown thor
oughfare. "You see those marks on
the surface a half inch or so in
depth? Well, those were made by
the baby tank that was used hero
during the automobile show. It
happened that the asphalt was
rather soft that day, due to a warm
sun, and the cleats on the machine,
seriously damaged the street. Of
course, those responsible did not
mean to do any damage, but that
does not make repairs. lam of th®
conviction that no cleated machine
of any weight should be permitted,
on any paved street or road/"
—Ex-Senator John M. Jamison,
named on the commission to com
plete the Blairsville State Hospital,
Is a prominent Westmoreland coun
ty operator.
—General E. R. King, former
chief of staff of the Keystone Divi
sion, is home from France at the
head of a brigade.
—Senator John G. Homsher, of
T.aneaster, is an authority on laws
relative to justices of the peace af*|
magistrates. '
—Major .T. O. King, who returned
with the One Hundred and Tenth,
is an Altoona man of long experi
ence In the National Guard.
—H. W: Nee'y, of Pittsburgh, well
known here, is chairman of the eon
mittee to make a 585 mile trip to
praise Pittsburgh products.
—That Harrisburg product*;
linvc beoome very much diver
sified in the Inst five years?
—ln 1800 Harrisburg had ten
coach and wagon works, this being
a center of transportation.
Nationa Progress
National progress is the sum of
national Industry, energy and up
rightness.—Samuel Smiles.