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MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1919
A life on service bent,
A life for love laid down,
It is the life for others spent
Which God will crown.
ALWAYS on the firing line in
everything that has to do with
the welfare of Harrisburg the
Rotary Club has properly taken
under consideration a resolution di
rected against the thoughtless and
illegal noise-makers in Harrisburg.
We have no doubt that every
other important civic organization
will be glad to join with the Rotary
Club in suppressing the nerve
destroying and uncomfortable dis
turbances which make some sections
of the city almost uninhabitable.
The violation of the anti-cutout
ordinance is almost universal, and
heedless of the police department,
these offenders go on their noisy
way. Shrieking locomotives', flat
trolley wheels and screaming sirens
all contribute, with the unmuffled
cutout, to the discomfort of thou
sands of people and the unnecessary
If there was any real justification
for these noises there would be no
protest, but it is assured on all sides
that there is no reasonable excuse
for the unearthly pandemonium
which has grown almost intolerable
during the last few weeks.
Of course, it is the duty of the!
Police Department to suppress these j
noises through enforcement of the j
ordinances and other regulations, I
but since this has not been done it;
devolves upon the public-spirited 1
civic organizations to assume the
burden and end the agony. A few
arrests and stiff fines by the police
authorities'would remedy the trou
ble in a short time, but lacking a
vigorous expression of public senti
ment the guardians of peace and
order are disposed to keep hands
More power to the Rotary Club
in this latest move fot the welfare
of the community. Every other as
sociation should immediately align
itself with the movement.
Secretary of Labor Wilson's vigor
ous attack oh the Bolsheviks is an
assurance of the real attitude of j
American labor toward the anarchistic
element of our population. It was a
timely and forceful deliverance.
making some admirablo
speeches recently and in these
public utterances has given strong
expression to the duty of all classes
of our citizenry to support American
institutions and eliminate the de
structive and disturbing elements
that have been injected into
body politic through careless im
migration regulations. In an ad
dress at the University of Pittsburgh,
he called upon the students to lake
an active interest in public affairs
in their several communities and
to avoid shifting civic responsibility,
which should rest equally upon all
persons and in every community.
Fine advice. Also, the Governor be
lieves that who are not sat
isfied with our system of Govern
ment would do well to seek a place
where they may find one that will
conform with their peculiar views.
On a call of the House and with
the fear of discipline before them, the
"lawmakers on Capitol Hill gave a real
exhibition of industry. They demon
strated in a practical way the possi
bility of the short session.
A FEW months ago the pro-Ger
man attitude now observed in
public places here and there
would have called down the execra
tion of the average- red-blooded
American, but responsive to the sort
of Prussian propaganda that has
encouraged delay and negotiation in
the peace settlement the Hun sym
pathizers on this side of the ocean
are going the limit in breaking down I
the anti-German barriers.
On Capitol Hill the spiked helmet
is seen among the legislators, when
la perfectly reasonable proposition is
| submitted for the repeal of the man
datory clauses in acts regulating of-
I ficial advertising and which force
| the placing of such advertising in
I German newspapers. All that the ,
bills pickled thus far in a Senate j
committee provided is the elimina
tion of the German requirement,
leaving officials discretionary power
to place the advertising in news
j papers printed in the English lan
guage. Fair-minded legislators have
'a duty to perform before affjourn
| ment.
Auditor General Snyder's home
[town of Pottsville is preparing for a
street paving compaign to cost $500,-
000. It's civic record is going to look
almost as well as Pottsville's military
WHILE employment agencies,
are still trying to find places i
for many applicants for jobsj
business observers continue to pre-!
diet a labor shortage before the J
end of the summer. A writer in i
the American Exchange National
Bank's current bulletin expresses the!
belief that what is really happening j
is that the soldiers being returned
froim the other side are coming |
home in divisions and regiments
drawn from the same communities j
and when they are released from j
service it frequently throws a largei
i number of them into the labor mar
tket. Their absorption into industry
leaves the field, or certain parts of it,
bare of idlers and the fact is so
noted. Before the ink is dry pn this
announcement, another batch of re
turned soldiers is released. One has
but to contrast the great number
of men who have left ofE khaki
since November with the slight
amount of unemployment to realize
how greatly production and distribu
tion have improved, he observes.
"Were conditions to-day no better j
than tlicy were in January, wc
would have probably a million or
more unemployed in this country.
As it is, estimates within the past
fortnight of the unemployed give a
total for the entire country less
than the number of so-called 'job
less' in New York City in 1914."
Emigration, he thinks, has helped
somewhat to provide places for re
turned soldiers, although the num
ber wh<f have left these shores is
far below the number of olive drab
wearers who have returned. There
is considerable concern expressed,
however, over the fact that emigra
tion is increasing and pronyises to
swell. Instead of planning ways and
means to provide positions, leaders
of Industry in this country fear a
labor shortage. Never before in the
history of the United States has emi
gration reached the stage where
employers have felt concern. Poles,
Bohemians, Italians, former inhabit
ants of the Balkans, Ukrainians and
Russians are returning in hordes,
many believing that they will now
be able to find opportunities in their
native lands equal to or the superior
of those found in the United States.
It may be that they will be.disillu
sioned and ultimately will return to
the United States, but in the mean
time their absence is going to be
felt. A committee of Eastern em
ployers has been formed and an
organized effort is planned to stem
the exodus. Not only are these
foreigners who have been engaged
in the basic industries returning to
their families, but they arc taking
with them the savings of the past
four years, during which it was im
possible for the majority, of them—
particularly the Slavs —to remit
their usual contributions aboard.
Another aspect of it is that'if there
is a return of 1,000,000 to 4,000,000
persons to the other side just that
many more will have to be fed and
clothed in Europe, increasing the
demands to be made upon the
United States, while at the same
time reducing the available labor
for the supply of those very things
called for on the other Side.
This is poor consolation for such
employers as have been anticipat
ing a lowering of wage scales, but
it. will be highly gratifying to the
great bulk cf the population and by
no means terrifying to business men
who prefer prosperity with high
wages to dull times with low wages.
Costs are small worries where profits
are good.
And we were told that the first draft
of the treaty was a perfect instru
ment which should not be soiled by
the dotting of an eye or the
crossing of a t. That's what W. W.
told us, and yet the revising goes
on ad. lib.
WITH the gradual resumption
of normal peace activities the
Red Cross workers of Harris
burg are relieved of much of the
strenuous labor which was neces
sary during the war period. This
does not mean that there has been
an entire cessation of the unselfish
service which has been rendered
by the local chapter in its various
divisions. Much is still being done
for the refugees of Europe and the
soldiers ab homo.
The splendid women of Harrisburg
who were banded together in this
wonderful organization will never be
forgotten by the men who rallied
to the colors at home and abroad,
and when the final Chapter of the
war shall have been written the
mothers, wives, sisters and sweet
hearts of the fighting forces will
"have an important place in the
brilliant record of the country's
part in the world struggle.
All credit to the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks In this city
for its leadership in the patriotic
fiag-day demonstrations. So long aa
the fraternal and other organizations
maintain the best traditions of Amer
ica In the support of our ideals we
need have no fear of the nondescript
and dangerous theorists who come to
our shores with an inborn distrust of
all constituted authority.
By the Ex-Committeeman
According to what Senator Edwin
H. Vare, chief opponent to the Phil
adelphia charter bill, says the fight
over that much-discussed piece of
legislation is over and it will soon
be a law with the Yares already
prepared to battle for control of the
city government under ils provis
ions. The fight over the registration
bills for Philadelphia, which are
the real point in the prolonged
struggle in the Legislature, will be
renewed as soon as the conference
committee -gets together.
It is interesting to note how
quickly the men active in politics
began to ask questions as to what
would happen to the charter bill if
the Legislature did not act on the
registration bills before it adjourn
ed. The plan is to have meetings
of the conference committee as soon
as possible to see what Senator Vare
will say. The committee is generally
regarded as anti-Vare. In this con
nection it is to be noted that the in
dependent element is already de
manding to be let in on the pro
posed new registration board. One
well-informed newspaper says:
"Governor Sproul will be asked to
include a member of the Town
Meeting party when he names the
proposed new Board of Registration
Commissioners. A committee will
go to Harrisburg to lay this plea
before him. Meanwhile a movement
has been launched to combine all in
dependent. voters in one organiza
tion to defeat the Vare forces at the
coming municipal election. An
nouncement of these moves by the
reform element has been made by
George W. Coles, chairman of the
Town Meeting party. Mr. Coles has
named a committee, headed by ex-
Senator Frank Gable, as chairman."
—The events in the House of
Representatives when two-thirds of
the members were held in technical
contempt are being still commented
upon. The Philadelphia Evening
Bulletin chides the absentees and
the Pittsburgh Gazette-Times says:
"Though fully grown, the majority
of the House members at Harris
burg are not above playing
"hookey." Baseball or fishing al
ways were more fun than work in
summer." The Philadelphia Press
says editorially: "That',4 a brand
now idea of Speaker Spangler that
members of the Legislature ought
to earn their fifteen hundred dollars
by oceasionally being on hand to
vote; ' and comparatively few of
them have anything else to do."
—The Philadelphia Inquirer says
Senator Vare aeeepted defeat
"gracefully." Complete agreement
on the measure, which has been vig
orously fought liy Senator Vare
since its introduction in the Senate
on March 3, was announced in Phil
adelphia 1) ybotli Thomas Raeburn
"White, counsel for the charter re
vision committee, and Senator Vare
himself. The bill, amended in minor
particulars, will bo voted on in the
Senate next Tuesday, and will then
be sent hack to the House for con
currence. The new charter is ex
pected to receive the signature of
Governor Sproul next Wednesday,
;ust sixteen weeks after its intro
duction in the Senate by Senator
Woodward. The amendments, it is
understood, are designed to meet the
objections raised by Edwin O. Lewis,
counsel for the Republican city com.
—The Mayoralty situation in Phil
adelphia. which has been kept in
the na< kground as much as possible
during the charter discussion, is the
cause ef comment by the Philadel
phia Bulletin, which says: "The pri
mary. or nominating, election is only
a iittie more than three months dis
tant, but the first sight of anything
like a real 'boom' or 'movement'
has I yet to be noted. Never before
at this stage of a Mayoralty year
lias there been quite as much shy
ness and silence along the entire
line as there is now. Who will be
the first n an to say right out aloud,
se lhat he can be plainly heard,
that he would like to be Mayor of
Philadelphia, and that he is not
a fa: id to say so ?"
—While Senator Pen rose says In an
interview at Williamsport that the
country is going "dry" and people
had better stock up, the Philadel
phia Inquirer remarks: "Attorney
General Palmer, with less neatness
than dispatch, sidc-stepp.rd the
hard cider question. Is it possible
that there is any connection between
this well-known agent of total tem
porary paralysis and the disinclina
tion of the farmer to pet up an hour
earlier in the summer?"
-t—Luzerne politics are always
strenuous and now things have been
complicated by two more candi
dates. One is Captain John Mac-
Cluskic. leader of the One Hundred
and Ninth Field Artillery band,'who
recently returned from France. Mr.
M-icCluskie is to be a candidate for
the Republican nomination for
sheriff. O. G. Davies, of WUltes-
Barro, seeks the Republican nomi
nation for county commissioner.
Roth men have been active in Re
publican circles for a number of
years, Mr. MacCluskie having served
as a deputy sheriff before entering
tne army.
—There is talk of ex-Deputy At
torney General H. K. Daughorty for
the Senate in Mercer county. Ex-
Representative C. Victor Johnson,
of Crawford, is believed to have am
—Considerable comment has been
caused among legislators by Gov
ernor Sprout's speech at Pittsburgh
ir which he urged young men to
take a hand in politics. The Gov
ernor also said: "The answer to
anarchy should be an insistence of
the people to form clean and pop
ular government and the general
education. If they, the enemies of
the government, do not care to join
us in citizenship they should go
some where else. In these days it Is
surely easy for restless spirits to
lind a suitable government some
Women time workers .in England
average about a week.
The total number of employes of
commercial telephone systems in the
United States is now nearly 275,000.
Four years ago there Were
1500 women employed in banking
institutions in England, and now
there are nearly 38,000.
Several school teachers in Phila
delphia have formed themselves into
a union and affiliated with the Ameril
can Federation of Labor. \
The British Ministry of Munitions,
througly its training scnools, has
shown now successful women may be
prepared for shop supervisors and
,1 . _ .1
The Industrial Titan of America
A Great Story of Pennsylvania's Wonderful Resources, by John Oliver La Gorce
Hepriiited (icogrnphlc Magazine With Special Permission
The Romance of Silk
It is a long step from cement to
silk, and yet, as showing the re
riiarkable versatility of the industrial
situation in the Keystone State, a
step worth the taking here. Theie
are several good reasons why Penn
sylvania produces one-third of all
the silk made in America. In the
first place, silk manufacture Is essen
tially a woman's Industry. A woman
can attend a loom as well as a man,
or look after spindles, or supervise
the quilling of thread.
Nowhere else can such an abun
dance of women workers be founi
as in the coal regions and the hea x "y
manufacturing' districts. Such in
dustries are largely closed to women,
and hence the wives and daughters
of the miners and factory workers
welcome employment in silk mills.
Then, again, the silk that milady
wears may seem filmy and its sliecn
may be charming, but ihe process
of manufacture demands a surpris
ing amount of power. Especially is
this true of the spinning, or "throw
ing," as it is technically known.
Raw silk is too thin to be woven
directly. The spun silk that consti
tutes the warp, or threads that run
lengthwise of the goods, is known
as organzine.
The Power Required in Making Silk
A pound of good quality raw silk
will yield enough unspun thread to
reach from Philadelphia to New
York and return—lßl miles; yet in
making organzine, or warp thread,
every inch of that must be twisted
some sixteen turns, after which it
is doubled and twisted about four
The Awakening of Industry
Looking back at the situation
which prevailed In industry in the
months imemdiately succeeding the
armistice and the uncertainty and
pessimism which then was wide
spread, it would seem that the doubt
as to revival then existing was
mainly based upon a conviction that
there would be a heavy, and per
haps startling, drop in prices. This
apprehension paralyzed all forwtird
business and produced a panicky
impulse on the part of those who
had goods, to get rid of them before
the slump came. This conviction
has now been completely eliminated
and because of belief that prices will
hold and even advance, industry re
awakening in practically e'very line.
The thret of unemployment, too,
is receding and there is even a belief
lhat shortage of labor in many di
rections will develop. In fact, the
development has already taken place
in some Industries and occupations.
On the farms nearly everyhere there
is a demand for more men. The
idea of reduction of wage scales has
been abandoned, a potent reason be
ing that the price of foodstuffs is
higher instead of lower than last
yen r.
It is Impossible to guage the highly
favorable effect which the growing
assurance of big crops is having
upon the general situation, and
these prospects furnish the back
bone of the optimism prevailing in
industries and in the stock market.
Wealth flowing in to the agricultural
districts enriches the whole couirtry
through the return flow which al
ways takes place, for the farming
community Is by necessity a spender.
The farmer is constantly renewing
his plant. He spends his new money
ori farm machinery, fencing, build
ing material, automobiles. This year
the amount will be very large.
In 1914, the six million odd farms
df the United States produced crops
of over $6,000,000,000 value—about
$970 per farm. In 1917, the amount
was $13,600,000,000, or more than
$21,000 per farm. In 1918, the aver
age per farm is estimated at $2,500,
and will probably be $3,000 this year.
I —The Bache Review.
teen turns in the reverse direction,
the exact "number of turns depend
ing upon the use to be made of
the thread.
The two twisfings are equal to
twenty-three turhs far every inch of
the original thread, so that the revo
lutions of a spindle required to con
vert a single pound of raw silk into
a pound of organzine roaches the
enormous total of 264,000,000. In
other words, if the conversion had
to be made by a single spindle, it
would have to do ten thou&and turns
a minute, fifty-five hours a week, for
eight weeks or lose its union card!
What happens in the case of the
warp threads takes place in less de
gree in the woof threads—the ones
that run across the goods—which
are known as tram, and have oily
a single spinning.
After such facts as these, any one
can readily see that a great deal of
power is needed in " the making of
even such delicate material as silk.
They explain why such a large per
centage of the silk woven in Amer
ica is prepared for the weaver in
the coal region around Wilkes-Barre,
Hazleton and Scranton. Cheap fuel
moans cheap power, and cheap
power makes silk throwing profit
The throwing and dyeing are
usually done for the weavers on a
commission basis. The raw silk, as
it comes -from Japan, China, or
Italy, is first steamed and degummed.
This gum takes away about one
fifth of its weight. After this come
Ihe dyeing and throwing, and usual
ly the weighting.
Women Armored With Tin
I The weighting? process is very in-
The Manufacturers Record for a
long time, and ably, has emphasized
the true American point of view re
garding 'the Oermans-. In an edi
torial, the editor, Mr. Edmonds says
that the punishment iniposed upon
Germany is not sufficiently drastic,
though Germany is making a groat
many people feel that it is being
harshly deiUt with. The safety of
the world, he says, can never be
secured so long as' the German na
tion, for the next two. or three
generations at least., is not held in
bondage until a new generation is
educated away from he German
lino of thought and tajght to real
ize fully the criminality of the whole
nation, in (bringing on this war. "Un
less the delegates to the Peace Con
ference recognize this fact and act
on it entire I '/ without and regard
to the maudlin sympathy which a
nation of criminals is seeking to
win, wo may count that the time is
not far distant when Germany will
again enter upon a world war. All
the Peace Conferences and all the
Leagues of Nations which can be de
vised will not be sufficient to con
trol Germany in the future days
when war will be made more dia
bolically hideous than the worst of
this war by the power of science
concentrating its whole energy upon
the creation of methods of destroy
ing armies and cities and nations,
unless we impose upon Germany
now such penalties as will make
that forever impossible."
Truly Touching
[From Harvey's Weekly.]
Not since the Walrus and the Car
penter wept over the unhappy fate
of the oysters have we seen anything
quite so touching as the tearful solic
itude of the President's Democratic
friend? and propagandists lest the
Republican party shall damage itself
by opposing the League of Nations.
They would be quite hearhroken if
by refusing to sanction abrogation
of the Monroe doctrine and repudia
tion of the declaration of indepen
dence. the Republican Senators
should "get in Dutch" with the
American people. This friendly ail
| xiety is deeply and trly affecting.
teresting, both from the standpoint
of manufacture and wearing. In
silk that may have cost eight or ten
dollars a pound, the extraction of
the gum represents a serious shrink
age. It happens that silk has a par
ticular affinity for tin dissolved in
hydrochloric acid. So- the silk manu
facturer proceeds to treat his de
gummed silk to a bath of liquid tin.
It absorbs several ounces to the
pound of silk. Then he washes it in
a phosphate-of-soda preparation
which increases its power of ab
sorbing tin, and gives it another
bath. He may repeat the process
until his pound of raw silk, which
had shrunk id thirteen ounces by
the degumming operation, takes on
enough tin to make it weigh at least
twenty and perhaps forty or even
sixty ounces.
This weighting is of advantage to
the wearers. An ordinary 19-inch
taffeta, that retails at, say, $1.50 a
yard, is composed, probably, of five
eighths silk and three-eighths tin.
Yet it is satisfactory in its luster and
will ordinarily wear for two seasons,
which is alleged to be the longest
any woman would want a silk dress
or waist to last. If that taffeta were
made from untinned silk it would
cost $2.20 a yard and serve milady
no better.
During the last year or two, un
der the stress of raw silk prices of
unprecedented heights, weighting
came to be done in the wover
goods as well as in the tram and oi*
ganize, so that the women of t)e
country often wear as much tin As
silk, and frequently more.
(To Be Continued)
The Hun in Retgiun
[From Brand Whitlock's *New
Book, "Belgium."]
Herr Von Strum was ner%ous, agi
tated and unstrung; I suppose that
he, too,'* had been without sleep for
nights on end. Tears wcic continu
ally welling into his eye*, and sud
denly he covered his face with his
hands, leaned forward, his elbows
on his knees, an attitude of despair.
Presently he looked up.
"Oh, these poor, stupid Belgians!"
he said. "Why don't they get out of
the way! I know what it will be.
I know the Oermai army. It will
be like laying a baby on the track
before a locomotire!" ,
He bent over, stretching his hands
towards the floor as though to illus
trate the cruel deed.
"I know the German army," ho
repeated. "It will go across Bel
gium like a sheam-roller; like a
He liked the phrase, which he
must have picked up in America—
he had an American wife and
kept on repeating it.
Better Make It Golden Lamb
[From the Rochester Democrat
and Chronicle.]
The suggestion made by a Broad
way business man that a victory
obelisk of solid gold, 50 or 100 feet
high, be erected on Manhattan
Island, is less original than would
seem on first thought. It is recorded
that in early Biblical times one
Aaron caused the thank offerings of
the Egyptians to be melted and a
statue of a golden calf raised for the
worship of the Israelites. Obviously
the nature of the New York monu
ment would logically depend upon
its location. Should the New York
memorial be placed in the street
called Wall, the image of a well
shorn lamb of colossal proportions,
would be analogy to the more ap
propriate symbol.
The Lord Will Fight Ror You
Then I said unto you, DreatT not,
neither be afraid of them. The Lord
your God which goeth before you,
he shall fight for you.—Peuterono
my 1, 29 and 80.
JUNE 16, 1919.
No Wonder Germany Quit ;
._ . i
((TTTE HAD the craziest bunch
Vy of unlickable fighting men
in Uncle Sam's Army,"
said Major Frank C. Mahin, of the
Army recruiting office, 325 Market j
street. "As a boy I used to pore over
the heroic deeds of our forefathers
and marvel at the nerve of John
Paul Jones, who, when his ship
was sinking under him and his sur
render was demanded, answered: 1
have Just begun to fight.' Those old
boys were good fighting men all
right, but whether they would have
done what our bunch of wild In
dians did in France is another ques
tion. They didn't have to contend
with gas and high explosive, with
machine guns and aerial torpedoes,
and furthermore when cold wcathei
set in they quit till spring. W hen
we went into "rest camp' we worked
ten to twelve hours a day, nothing
exciting, no danger, just rotten old
grind. Then when we got back into
action everybody was so glad to get
away from a 'rest camp' and they
were so anxious to get as far from
it as possible, that they would sim
ply start for Berlin and keep go
ing. Ten men might discover a ma
chine gun nest and start for it; one
might get there, but he was am
ply sufficient to clean it out, he there
two'or twenty Boche in it. Further
more, to stop one of those cra -'?V
galoots you just about had to kill
them. Scores of times I have seen
men with wounds that here at home
would put them utterly down ana
out as soon as received, going right
ahead as though nothing had hap
pened. 1 remember one kid, one of
my runners, whose jokes, pranks
and good humor wore absolutely an
extinguishablo. During the Mcuse-
Argonnc offensive he was trotting
along just behind me when a shell
burst very close to us,, very, very
close. A fragment took this lad's
left arm off midway between the
wrist and elbow and threw it off
twenty-five or thirty feet to one
side. When I picked myself up I
looked around at him and saw his
arm was gone. When I got up he
got up. looked down at where his
arm had been and then began to
search. In a minute he saw his
arm lying on the. ground, trotted
over there, picked it up in his right
hand and came back to me with a
grin on from ear to ear. As he ap
proached he held up the severed
arm and said: 'Well! what do you
know about (hat? A perfectly good
hand I found over there on the
ground;' threw the hand away and
started on to follow me. I actually
had to send a guard to get thaj boy
to the dressing station; ho said he
wasn't hurt, why it wasn't even
bleeding much. And that is the sort
of thing that made the Americar.
doughboy invincible."
The Garricks Lived Ilappil 11
[From the London Times." f
A series of apparently " ,>ub J f
lished letters from David O rrlcls <
and his wife to the Earl and-°" n " ■'
tess of Burlington will oome'P tor <
sale at- Messrs. Hodgson's, <-ancery f
Bane. So far as can bo (9"' ' C X C " '
the existence of these '/ llcr L '
unknown and unrecord/- , r aa '
long been a legend thp T r "" ~ ]
rielc was a daughter ' '
lington. but the evenc.e against f
this i s fairly conclus' 6 : '," '
rick, before her niTrlini/ '
protege of Lord ad "tV," 1
ion; the earl furled her with a j
marriage portion of .f an ?? L. ' 1
and she was llvi* withthemwhen ,
she was to the actor in ,
Tuno 1749
The letters Wch now come lnto '
the market ,-insist of twenty-two ,
from David iarrtck to Lady Bur- ,
lington and wo to Lord Burling on .
(many with'"* saal a c * ey P assing '
the winnirV P° st >- and twenty-one ,
from Mrs Oarrick to the countess, .
all dated between July 18 and Octo- ,
'ber 31 /74. They were written .
during he honeymoon of the pair
at Mern, and they give a charm- ,
ing niebre of the happiness of Gar-1
ricks' married life, which lasted for ,
thirtv one >' cars - nf! of the finest ,
lotto* in the series is the earliest,
datel July 18, in which, writing to
Burlington, Garriek says:
•Though I have troubled my lord
fov this post, yet T can't help being
e/ually impertinent to your ladyship,
(hall I speak the truth— It is nb
.'ollutely downright vanity that
makes me write this letter, it is not
to be imagined how proud and im
portant I am grown to myself, since
I have had the honor to be spoken
so highly of in your ladyship's let
ter to Mrs. Oarrlck * * * for
exclusive of the favors I have re
ceived before and since my marriage,
it is owing to you, madam, and
you alone, that T am now the hap
piest of men, and in possession of
Mrs. Garriek. She has more than
once confessed td me that she liked
me very well, and was determined
not to marry anybody else, yet she
was as determined not to marry me,
if your ladyship had put a negativo
on me. Could I speak as I ought,
T would say more, but T know and
shall always feel these obligations."
I The references to his wife are al
ways full of good humor; he usually
refers to her as his "Charmer," the
"Tyrant," but more usually he re
fers to her by the simple word of
she, which he generally underlined.
Tn another letter (August 26) he
refers to Shakespeare:
"Shakespeare says somewhere that
no joy is so sincere as that which
wears the badge of sorrow. T am
afraid my madness about Shake
speare is become very troublesome,
for T question whether I have writ
ten a single letter without bringing
him In. head and shoulders. I know
your ladyship must admire him, and
therefore I have been more forward
to introduce him to you than other
wise I should have been."
Mrs. Garriek's letters are quite as
interesting and as amusing as those
of her husband, to whom she refers
as her "little spouse." Never hav
ing learnt to spenk or write fluently,
she writes her letters in in an illit
erate hand, and they are full of
quaint errors, particularly in the
later ones when apparently Garriek
was not at her side to assist her
in spelling. Thus;
"Yesterday was Romeo the farst
time, he looked verv handsome an
blay'd *n well that the people ware
not sadesfied with klapin, but holle'd
out. * * *
"T was at the play last Saturday
at Coven Garden, all what I can say
of it is. that Mr. Barrv is to jung
for Romeo and Mrs. Gibber to old
for a garle or 18; the house was
prety foul. • * * T wish this
.'would finish both, for It is too much
for my Little Dear Spouse to play
every day."
Tt may he added that the letters
are in perfect preservation, and
have apparently Ijeen kept folded
until quite recently, as in many in
stances the sand used for absorbing
the ink still glistens on the surface
of the paper-
lEtetttng (Eljat
Jacob R. Miller, whose recollec
tions of Harrisburg long years ago",
have frequently appeared In the<
Harrisburg Telegraph and has aerv-<
cd to settle many a question re-i
garding locations has furnished USM
with some reminscences of the old
Capitol Park which are most in
teresting in view 'of the start of"
the work of embellishing the State'*
domain under the cofnprehensive<
Arnold W. Brunner plans. Mr. Mil-'
ler writes that he set down hi*
recollections because one day "a stiff
argument" arose among a number
of his friends who dropped in o*
him at his office 348-50 Verbel
street. He became a resident
Harrisburg in 1846 when the po'
latlon of the State Capital was 6*'
souls or less than the second •
of Harrisburg at the present ie ~
"At that time," says Mr. ißr "
"t'here was a board fence ah'
| feet high around the park' a
Third and Pine streets, i" 8
recollection that there wr an en ~"
trance gate made of w<?"
ings. It had a chain stret' d
it with a largo iron ball™™" 1 *
ciose it with a bang. the westi
entrance at State street™
similar gate. Then ®J:
street to North and 1
Fourth and on Four to ,
State street gate ther^ s a ™ de H
fence with two gate' oae "
gates was for wa 1 traffic a ™ .
many a time the *' cre sav ® r
teams engaged in '•ft'"*, wood t
• the' capitol for f UP 'ecause, remem
, her. there were t n " coal . sto ™*
land no steam * ltber ' K ,n
1 capitol, and cor( /ood * a ? burned.
' Every piece hr to R b ® J ,lst ,
; feet long to ftt'f fire d °f I" tho
in the open fir The room*
were lighted rom /he ceilings
. When mem" * ot 4 „ co ' d tbey
! would get i> a hot debate Just
■ as they dl/, n tb ® t,me of * b l
; 'Buckshot fa wbi , cb TT wa o ef i
[in the halj , °" r old tata Cap "?i
, and resul ln bl " ody
and eves' mourning. No powder
wasted loyal hlood spilled al
i t hone it ne Clovernor called out
< Philade n,a volunteers. At Fourth
1 and Sc h streets'there was a gate
t that V'nff outward and then you
i wr ,„iaiscend a flight of steps into
- the J ,UoI >' ard - Tbis was a,on,f
1 the /uthern line of the park and
t w by a. brick wall per
i h a r ' four feet high surmounted by
s „ ttlo railing.
1 'This fence ran across to tho
' yie street entrance gate and near
f A center was another gate leading
5 ut of the capitol yard to the old
' boardwalk' down toward Third and
f Walnut streets. The State Arsenal
was later located just south of
this wall. In the early year I speak
of. it was an open ground, a grayel
and slate hill owned by the State
where fit times we held our county
fairs. It was Harrisburg's most
famous circus ground and later on
circus tents were pitched up town
and out on the Hill. By and by,
our legislature bought an angle of
ground which squared tip the park
to Fourth and Walnut. Then start
ing at South street the park ran
down Fourth to Walnut and along'
Walnut street to Third. Soon after<
this extension of capitol park the.
State made short work of the build
ings in the angle, just as it has done
in the old Eighth Ward. In time
this was made a fine park for the
fired and weary old citizens to rest
in. The o'd board fence was re
placed in lime by a fence of cast
iron cast and erected by my old
friend. Colonel W. W. Jennings.
This fence was eight feet high with
fine gates at proper intervals. Tho
gates were: Third and Walnut,
Third and Pine, Third and State
which was also for wagpns. Third
and North, North and Elder, North
and Fourth, a big gate at East. State
street. Fourth and South and Fourth
and Walnut. This fence was fol
lowed by erection of one of the finest
'monuments, put up in memory of
i Pennsylvanians in the Mexican War
a fid surrounded by a fence composed
of old muskets, which had on top
the old style fixed bayonet. This
fence was one of the sights of tho
city and attracted great attention
from visitors. Some of them must
have been used in early wars and
resembled those issued to us for
the first battle of Bull Run. It was
hard to say who suffered most from
those guns, tho man In front or tho
man who fired tho gun. They could
kick like Barnum's old mule. This
gun fence was sold to Junk men,
I think.
The old iron fence about the park
disappeared' itself in the eighties. I
think and since that time no fence
has been about the park. One sec
tion of the iron fence is about the
arsenal grounds at Eighteenth and
llerr and another at the grave of
John Harris who came here 200
years ago." j
• • •
One of the big sand dredges used
in the Susquehanna broke away
from Its moorings near McCormick's I
island yesterday in the midst, of the
atorm and journeyed down the Bus- .
quehanna. It was successful ln |
negotiating the "riffles" near Seneca
street and then slipped around some ■
grass plots. It was heading straight <
for tho fleet which is clearing out
coal and sand at the foot of Kelker j
street when 1t landed nice and fast |
on a bar. Numerous hoys went out j
in boats and inspected the dredge.
: _-W r . T. Ellis, the Swarthmore
writer is reported detained ln Egypt.
1 -—Mayor Stncy B. Eloyd, well- .
' known here as an attorney, is homo ■
' from army service in France.
-—Ex-Chief Justice D. Newlin
' Fell took an active part in flag day
' exercises in Philadelphia.
< —Colonel O. A. Burrell. of tho
' Chemical Warfare section, who wm
■ awarded the Distinguished Service
" Cross, is a Pittsburgh man and
r noted for research work.
i M. M. Cochran the Union-town
1 man at the head of the movement
p for Bethany College, has gathered
, in $160,000.
t Xsr. Uambert Ott, who says beer
1 is not intoxicating and has stirred up
* the doctors, is a Philadelphia Chem
iet *
I— The Kev. Dr. .T. Ritchie Smith,
formerly of this city, delivered the
commencement address at Geneva
ij College.
That Harrisburg sells tools to-,
1 France and Italy?
1 —"
! John Harris' stockade was tho,
| first built on the Susquehanna.
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