Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 07, 1919, Page 10, Image 10

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Founded 1831
Published evenings except Sunday by
Building, Federal .Square
President and Editor-in-Chief
fTr. OYSTER, Business Manager
QtJS. M. STEINMETZ, Managing Editor
IA. R. MICHENER, Circulation Manager
Executive Board
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Whether on the scaffold high
Or at the battle's van.
The noblest place for man to die
Is where he dies for man.
We never know the true value of
friends; while they live we arc 100
sensitive of their faults; when wv
have lost them, we only see their
virtues. — HAßE.
retires as president of the
Harrisburg Chamber of Com
merce, well deserved all the con
gratulations he received at the an
nual meeting last evening. While
his administration, due to war con
ditions, has been of but nine months'
duration, the program he and his
colleagues outlined, the work they
have done and the wonderful suc
cess that attended all their efforts
marks the past year as one of the
best in the history of the organiza
From the reception to Governor i
Sproul last February, when the big
Capitol Park zone developments, the
proposed city hall and court house
and other improvement plans were
given a great impetus, to the de
lightful and elaborate "Welcome
Home" celebration last week, the
Chamber has conducted itself in a
dignified and entirely praiseworthy
manner. It has led many com
munity movements and activities and
has brought its greatly increased J
membership into a close relation- |
ship that makes for better feeling j
among the people of the city. The !
rapid growth in membership is of |
itself an indication of the favor in |
which the body is held.
Mr. Reinoehl, in his annual
sage, points out that the Chamber is
always ready to be of service to the |
city, but he need not have said so, ]
for the public has had ample oppor- i
tunity to note the readiness of the.
Chamber to meet its obligations in i
this respect. Its work during the j
war was invaluable and the program!
outlined in the early part of the!
year is so comprehensive that it |
could not possibly have been com- I
pleted during one administration, !
but leaves the Chamber with a sched- !
ule of work to be done which can ;
be followed to advantage for the :
next three or four years. This is
one of the best things the Chamber
has done. It recognizes the "over- i
lapping duties of administrations as I
they come and go and lays stress
upon the necessity of continuing a ]
good work well begun until it shall
have been completed. The housing
problem is an example. The Cham
ber early in the year undertook
seriously to meet the shortage. The
Job, under the circumstances, could
not be completed in one year. So
the new administration will take it
up where the old will leave it. And
so with a score of other matters now
in committee or under consideration
by the Chamber. There will be 110
fitful stopping and starting, but a
continuous working arrangement
that will keep the organization con
stantly moving ahead under full
power with all cylinders hitting.
That, perhaps, is the most important
accomplishment of a very important
Wlhlle we are preparing to put over
th fund for the Harrisburg memorial
to our soldiers, sailors and marines,
let us prepare also to plant a tree or
two on the coming Arbor Day in
memory of the soldiers and for the
benefit of future generations.
EVERY World's Series brings out
a hero and sees other heroes
of fair reputation and popular
fancy relegated to the scrap heap
of fandom. This year Is no excep
tion. Yesterday Mr. Eller, the agile
and athletic young gentlemun who
helped pitch Cincinnati into the
championship class, took down a new
wqrld'a record by striking ou^Six
men In two successive Innings, re-'
tiring batters whose average for the
season has been beyond the .300
mark. j
And by the same token all the old
standbys In the two contesting teams,
who had been hitting the Ty Cobb
pace at the bat this season, have
been fanning the air with great
regularity and performing like a
band of bush-leaguers. Some of
them are below the .100 mark,
shameful to relate, all of which Is
proof of the old adage that "you
never can tell," especially in base
If we may judge from the advices
coming out of Washington, most of
the brilliant officers of the Army will
have retired to public life before the
end of the year unless Congress takes
some action to recognize their great
services in' the war and to compen
sate them accordingly. Those who
held high rank during the war are
now dropping back to the grade
which they held previous to the war,
and their compensation is rated ac
cordingly. Republics are said to be
ungrateful, and unless the United
States takes a different course with
respect to its leaders in the war, this
reputation will be Justified.
EVERY man, woman and child
in Harrisburg, aside from sol
diers aid possibly their fam
ilies, ohould have enough interest in
the memorial to the soldiers, sailors
and marines of this city to mak3 a
contribution to the splendid memo
rial designed for the site it State
and Thirteenth street:'. Tills loca
tion is admirable for mar.v reasons,
not the least important being its
proximity to the eastern approach
to the great memorial viaduct to be
erected jointly by the State and the
city as a part of the Capitol Park
| Individuals, corporations, firms
and associations, fraternal and other
wise, are contributing to the me
morial fund on the unit basis of
twenty dollars for each soldier,
sailor and marine who represented
Harrisburg in the great war.
The memorial designed by Arnold
W. Brunner is a worthy conception
and it will be characteristic of
Harrisburg in the campaign which
started Monday to promptly sub- I
scribe the necessary funds and thus
complete the chapte.r of home ac
tivity in honor of our lighting
Don't wait for your neighbor to
do what you should do. but get into
line and make your subscription or
subscriptions at once.
Major General Wood de
clared In an address recently that
the disgraceful riots at Omaha were
directly due to the activities of the
I. W. W. He expressed the opinion
that good citizenship will counter
act these influences and, to teach
good fellowship, foreign languages
should be eliminated from the grade
schools. He also declared that there
will be no red flag where there are
brave public officials. Most thought
ful people will agree with General
Wood that the time has come to stop
the activities of the foreigner who
comes to this country for no other
purpose than to overthrow the Gov
ernment and upset our institutions.
But it will be necessary to do some
thing more than talk to restore the
equilibrium of a sane and ordinarily
lawful and liberty-loving people.
The Greater Harrisburg Navy, in
endorsing the ordinance for bathing
facilities here, is performing its real
function. As the problem is studied,
it' becomes evident that the sugges
tion of bathing pools at different
points in the city is impractical at
this time and that the proposed loan
should be utilized entirely for estab
lishing proper bathing beaches and
bath houses. We. have waited long
for suitable bathing accommoda
tions in the Susquehanna Basin and
no mistake must be made, now that
the matter has been taken up in a
proper way by the City Council.
Governor Sproni- understands the
valtle of cororrfunity service and is
back of the energetic movement at
Chester, his home town, to give force
and effect to the work undertaken
during the war by the community or
ganizations. He realizes the impor
tance -of Americanization efforts and
believes in the people of a given
community letting together for co
operative activities designed for the
public welfare. Harrisburg is pre
paring to move along similar lines,
this city having learned through the
War Camp Community Service how
much can be accomplished through
the people getting together in wel
fare activities.
Attention has been called by the
Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Asso
ciation to the absence of adequate
representation for Pennsylvania at
the Washington conference. It is
pointed out In a resolution adopted
by the association that the great
manufacturing industries of the State
have no direct representative. This
situation suggests again the indif
ference of the present administration
at Washington to the great Common
wealth which contributed so large a
proportion of men and resources to
the winning of the war.
Colonel House is on the way home
from Europe for the alleged purpose
of hastening action on the Beague of
Nations. The Colonel can probably
hasten action best by keeping away
from the United States Senate and
allowing that body to complete Its
importunt work without further in
terference from the outside.
Peter Maguro has made a substan
tial contribution to the history of the
war in his moving picture record of
the homecoming events in honor of
the Harrisburg soldiers. These pic
tures have been shown at the
Jijgent theater and will be preserved
for the historical records of the city.
c* Civ
By the Ex-Committccmi
Notwithstanding opinions of some
of the men who have been writing
national politics that Attorney Gen
eral A. Mitchell Palmer will not be
the man to go in the Democratic
Presidential nominaton or to take
up the mantle of leadership, there
is no lack of intention on the part
of the Attorney General and the
practical, hard-headed Democratic
politicians about him not to start a
campaign to corral the national
Democratic delegates from the Key
stone State and to battle with all
comers for the honor. They are
already setting up the pins in vari
ous districts and preparing to meet
not only the Old Guard, the Bonni
wellians and others, but any men
who have been aligned with the le
orgunization clique and who not
now subscribe to the talented Attor
ney General as the sole Democratic
leader in Pennsylvania.
The Palmer people have shown
a disposition to take advantage of
things in Washington and are going
right down the line with their prep
arations to orgunize the Democrats
in every district in Pennsylvania.
The Old Guard element has been
devoting more time to winning
county elections this fall and is not
looking ahead in the same manner
as the faction which acknowledges
the Attorney General as its chief.
—The statement that Congress
man J. Hampton Moore intends to
iron out the Philadelphia situation
and that he will insist upon Repub
lican leadeis composing their dif
ferences, has attracted much com
ment among men active in politics.
Many of the Republicans on Capitol
Hill, and they represent men from
most of the counties that count,
have hailed the intention of the
mayoralty nominee with delight and
some even go so far as to say that
Moore will have an organization of
his own that will halve to be reck
oned with by the Vares.
—To-day's argument in the Dau
phin County Court on the Wasson
mandamus is being closely followed
all over the State. It is the first test
of the provision in the act of 1919
establishing a method of deciding
"sole nominees," which everyone
here believes was devised by the last
Legislature to meet just such a sit
uation. It is claimed by the Wasson
petition that the provision of the'
law does not fit the Allegheny prop-1
—Judges John D. Shafer and Am
brose B. Reid, who presided at the
count of Allegheny county ballots,
handed down an opinion in which
they directed that the evidence of
irregularities which developed in
connection with the count should be
turned over to the district attorney
for such action as he may choose to
take. They declared that in all eases
where election officers permitted
persons to receive assistance in vot
ing without making the affidavit re
quired by law the officers and the
voters alike were liable to prosecu
tion. The Pittsburgh Gazette-Times
"The court recommended that the
County Commissioners provide a
place near the Courthouse for stor
ing of the ballot boxes, holding that
it is too much to require of the judge
and minority inspector that they
carry them to the nearest alderman,
legislation to make this possible
will probably be necessary and the
court said the legislation ought to
be procured."
—Concerning Governor Sproul's
interest in Chester's community
service plan, the Phiadelphin Press
says: "Governor William C. Sproul
is one of the strongest backers of
community service in Chester and
vicinity, and it was a personal letter
from him which was responsible for
a large meeting at which it was de
cided to raise the $41,000. Associ
ated with Governor Sproul in the
management of the campaign are
such well-known citizens of Chester
as Thomas W. Allison. Col. James A.
G. Campbell, Ellwood J. Turner,
Frank C. Wallace, the Rev. Father
Timmins, the Rev. Dr. Edward B.
Pollard, Mrs. Frank G. Sweeney,
Mrs. Samuel D. Clyde and two score
or more other leading represent
atives of the business and social life
of Chester and vicinity. With the
$41,000 that will be raised, commu
nity service in Chester and vicinity
will greatly enlarge and broaden its
—Congressmah J. R. K. Scott,
counsel for the V'ares, yesterday in
the election court, conceded the
nomination of J. Hampton Moore i
for mayor and Robert Ei Lamberton .
for sheriff on the Republican ticket, |
and this announcement was follow- :
ed by the news that two of the can- ]
didates backed by the Vares, Coro
ner William R. Knight and Recor- j
der of Deeds James M. Hazlett, had \
directed that their names be stricken j
from the independent ticket headed
by Joseph S. MacLaughlin for
mayor. They have decided to cast
their lot with Mr. Moore and all of
the other nominees and make their
fight on the Republican ticket.
Candidate MacLaughlin, who is thus
left without the backing of the
Vares and the Martin influence
which he had hoped to win, stated
last evening that he will make his
! canvass on the Charter Party ticket
and that special attention will be
paid to the mayoralty and to the
election of candidates for councils.
Senator Edwin H. Vare, alone of all
the potential men who backed Judge
John M. Patterson for mayor, is
temporizing. He will not admit the
i defeat of his candidate, and while
j not claiming victory for Judge Pat-
I lerson, will not haul down his (lag
1 until the election court shall offi
cially declare the name of the win
—Discussing natural politics in j
the Philadelphia Press. O'D e 1 1
Hauscr says: "The incapacity of'
the President will produce an inter- j
esting stuation in the Democratic j
ranks. If it Is long continued it will |
certainly develop a leader or a 1
group of leaders.. There will prob- :
ably be a struggle for the honor:
among men of thb old-line element
like Speaker Clnrk and our genial
and energetic Postmaster Genejal,
on the one hand, and the new ele
ment the President has brought into
the national councils like Attorney
General Palmer and Secretary of
War Baker, on the other. It is now
as certain as anything can be that
Mr. Wilson, whatever his inward in
tentions may hdve been, will not be
a candidate for re-election. The
man who can gain the position now
as spokesman for the party, or the
man chosen by the group of men
who can gain that position, will be
the logical candidate to succeed Mr.
Wilson as the Democratic nominee
for President. And the odds do not
seem to be altogether against the
.Attorney General and National
'Committeeman from Pennsylvania.
A ii LfH! m
Railroad Economics
[Current Topics in Ledger]
A Pennsylvania Itailroad official
calls my attention to these conser
vation figures, which are calculated
to bring Joy to. the heart of any per
fect Hooverite in a country still too
careless of its convertible and sav
able "waste products."
The Pennsylvania last® year took
in $43,000 from selling 5,375,000
pounds of waste paper, which in
other years would probably have
been destroyed.
Two year ago John L. Hanna was
put in charge of collecting the "fly
ing leaves" on the Pennsylvania lines
from Pittsburgh to New York und
from Washington to the Great
One doesn't usually think of a
great railway system as finding
something like a little gold mine in
its own waste baskets.
A central "baling plant" was es
tablished In Philadelphia and an
other near Pittsburgh.
Electric machines are used, with
three men to operate them, and 25,-
000 burlap sacks, filled with "rub
bish," travel by the carload to these
central points.
The collection is made at least
once a week.
All wire fastenings and other
metals and all heavy bindings are
removed, so as to "cull out' any
material not suitable for paper pulp.
At Philadelphia alone 2,300,000
pounds of waste paper were taken
in during 1918, and in June alone
the intake came to 900,000 pounds.
Jn ante-bellum days they made
attar of roses from the garbage of
Berlin. We don't need Germany
any longer to tell us what to do
i with things we used to throw away.
Fire Prevention Day
[From Pittsburgh Gazette-Times!
Every <lny in the year should be
Ore prevention .lay. It would be if
the people had due sense of what
is essential to their own well-being
and the energy to act on their
knowledge. Since they have neither,
the next best thing is an annua
•Fire Prevention Day on which all
will be spurred to clean up their
premises and get rid of accumula
tions that might become the start
tne places of fires. Next Thursday
a the day set apart this year for
he purpose. It should be observed
generally. If it is we may face the
winter season with a feeling of se
curttv that Is not commonly Justin
able.' But the larger P"^ 08 ® i
Fire Prevention Day is educatße. |
The precautionary er\-
gagcd in on that occasion should
impress upon all people the n e <?<? -
sitv of reducing the fire hazard pro
gressively. What is the use of stor
ing a wVy most of the stuff which is
permitted to accumulate In honaes
and business places. No use at a",
evervone will agree when the hoard
tngs are surveyed. Why then is It
done? First, we are slaves to a
false conception of what
is Second, we are too lazy to clean
„n as we go along. On the coming
Fire Prevention Day, let us resolte
to make a general clean-up day un
-1 necessary by getting rid of all rub-
Ihish daily. Next, let us pull our
selves together and act on the •reso
lntinn If we do, n. lot of money
i now lost in preventable fires will be
! saved.
Sweet eyes by sorrow still unwet.
To vou the world is radiant yet,
A palace-hfvll of splendid truth |
Touched by the golden haze of
youth, ..
Where hopes and Joys are ever rife
Amid the mysteries of life.
And seeking all to understand
The world to you is Wonderland.
1 turn and watch with unshed tears
The furrowed track of ended years;
T see the eager hopes that wane.
The jovs that die in deathless pain,
The coward Faith that falsehoods
shake, . • .. .
The souls that fniht, the hearts that
The Truth by livid lips bemoaned.
The Right defiled, the Wrong en
throned —
! \nd, striving still to understand,
I The world to me is Wonderland.
A little time, then by and by
' The puzzled thdught itself shall die.
! When, like the throb of distant
I drulms,
The call inevitable comes
To blurring brain and weary limb.
And when the aching eyes grow dim.
And fnst the gathering shadows
To lull the drowsy sdnse asleep,
We two shall slumber hand In hnnd
To wake, perhaps. In Wonderland..
—Harry Thurston Peck.
sachusetts, made a clever
speech the other day on the
storage bill. Hear him:
"And the seven years of plente
ousness that was in the land of
Egypt were ended.
"And the seven years of dearth
began to come, according as Joseph
had said: And the dearth was in
all lands, but in the land of Egypt
there was bread.
"And when all the land of Egypt
was famished, the people cried to
Pharaoh for bread: And Pharaoh
said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto
Joseph; what he said to you, do.
"Imagine, if you will, to-day, pro
ceeding on his triumphal tour
through the West, the Chief Execu
tive saying unto the people, "Go
unto the storage men, who know
something about this situation, and
follow their advice." (Laughter).
"Now, what happened?
"And the famine was over all the
face of the earth; and Joseph
opened all of the storehouses, and
sold unto the Egyptians; and the
famine waxed sore in the land of
"And all countries came Into
Egypt to Joseph to buy corn; be
cause that the famine was so sore
in all lands.
"This went along until the great
original profiteer saw his chance to
make a killing, and he said, "I have
stored up all this corn and I will
feed you," and he sold the corn,
i He said, "I will give you corn if you
I will give me land." And they trad
| ed all the land of Egypt unto this
man Joseph, the great original
| profiteer, had all the land in his
May Revise Calendar
[From the Pittsburgh Dispatch]
One of the first projects to be laid
before the league of Nations, when
it gets ready for new business, Is
one to revise the calendar and make
it uniform throughout the world.
Government burdens of the United
States, Switzerland and Breat Britain
got into touch with church officials
before the war on the subject of
calendar revision, and have kept up
consideration of the matter since.
Church leaders say an agreement
has been reached and a uniform re
port is nearly ready to go to the
The calendar has not been revised
before because of objection from
the churches to dates for the great
religious feasts. These objections
are said to be removed.
A fixed date for Easter, the add
ing of a thirteenth month, the mak
ing of every week begin with a
Sunday and have exactly 28 days in
each month—these are the main
features agreed on. Church people
favoring the revision act, can
designate a calendar congress to do
so, to sit at Geneva.
South Turns to Sheep Raising
The South is going in for sheep
raising again, and the Southern Set
tlement and Development Organi
zation, in connection with the sheep
raising campaign, is interesting of
ficials of southern states in the pas
sage of dog control laws. The
necessity for the enactment of such
legislation is apparent, says the or
ganization, for sheep raising cannot
be carried on successfully if dogs
are allowed to prowl about at night
and prey upon the flocks. • .
These proposed dog control laws
provide for registration and taxa
tion of dogs, outlawing dogs not so
officially recorded, permitting the
killing of stray dogs, especially, at
night or on sheep farms, and com
pensation to sheep owners for dam
age sustained. Reports from the
j Department of Agriculture show
i that in one recent year 34,000 sheep
j were killed by dogs in 502 counties
! reporting 6,800,000 sheep within
I their borders.
German Camouflage
[From Harvey's Weekly]
Facing America, Germany pleads
poverty, depression of Industries and
general inability to meet reasonable
obligations. Seeking a loan from
Argentina she boasts of her strong
industrial efficiency and of her re
sources and plants left quite un
touched and uninjured by the war;
even of the great reserve funds
which she has accumulated, and of
her Instant readiness to resume ex
ports on a large scale. To which Is
she lying? Both?
possession, and he turned it over to
Pharaoh; and then he made a trade
with the people. t'And it shall come
to pass in the increase that ye shall
give the fifth part unto Pharaoh."
That is, he demanded, as a return
for his foresight that a fifth of the
products of all the land of Egypt
should belong to the King. What
he said was:
"Four parts shall be your own,
for seed of the field, and for food,
and for them of your households,
and for food for your little ones."
Now, see how different the im
pressions of the people in those days
from the attitude of the people to
day toward the infamous men who
follow in Joseph's footstep's, for the
people of Egypt said, "Thou hast
saved our lives. Let us find grace
in the sight of my Lord, and we will
be Pharaoh's children."
"Thou hast saved our lives," for
while they were grumbling at the
profiteer, while they were complain
ing about the huge profits of the
man of foresight, while they were
denouncing his reward, yet the men
of those times knew, "Thou hast
saved our lives."
And while the profiteer was buy
ing all the land and all the grain,
and after he had put the grain in
his stofe-houses, when famine was
sore throughout the land, the chil
dren ate because of the profiteer;
and when the famine waxed even
more sore the women ate because
of the profiteer; and then, at the
end of those seven years, Egypt sur
vived because of the profiteer; and
even since that time it has been al
ways the man of foresight who has
saved the peoples of the world from
1 their own shiftlessness.
Did Sports Win the War?
Admiral von Tirpitz comes up |
pathetically with a statement in his
book that he couldn't bring himself
to a spirit of rejoicing over the Ger
man victories in 1914. since he says
that he felt that "our people do not
yet understand that the greatest
danger, the polo-playing English,
still remains. It is a mistake to
hold them in contempt." Well,
after the resolute French and the
polo-playing, football-playing and
cricket-playing English had held
the German line along came the
baseball-playing Americans and fin
ished up the job. So, in these days,
when what the Cincinnati "Reds"
are doing to the White Sox is dis
played before all eyes in the biggest
of type and described in "baseball
ese" with a vigor and eloquence that
give some surcease to the strike sit
uation or the Deague-of-Nations is
sue, one may well wonder whether
in the long run it cannot be proved
that the sporting nations won the
war and that it was the play spirit
in both the two great English
speaking nations that saved the lit
uation plus the heroic and indomi
table resistance of the French to
the invasion of their country and
the destruction of their homes and
Blacklist of Wild Life
[From the New York Sun]
The principal birds and animals
which work against conservation are
the common crow, hunting house
cat, whose numbers Dr. Frank M.
Chapman of the American Museum
of Natural History estimates at 25,-
000,000 in the United States; red
squirrel, red fox, weasel, great horn
ed owl, goshawk. Cooper's hawk and
sharp shinned hawk. These might
be termed the blacklist. Other
enemies of useful wild life include
the lynx, bobcat, gray fox, house
rat, porcupine, woodchuck, English
sparrow, starling, great gray owl
and .snowy owl. In the white list
might be placed hawks that aid con
servation, the red tailed, red shoul
dered, broad winged, sparrow and
marsh hawks.
Rights of Pedestrians
[From Harvey's Weekly.]
With the incessant slaughter of
pedestrians and others by reckless
drivers of motor cars, which is now
going on, it is gratifying to hear now
and then such words as those of
Judge Rosalsky, of New York, the
other day. "The time has arrived,"
he said, "when those operating mo
tor vehicles must be taught the les
son that life and limb should not be
valued too cheaply, and it is only
through the rigorous enforcement of
the law that chauffeurs and others
will learn to respect the rights of
pedestrians." That is sound doc
tiren, which every judge in the land
| will do well to put into efficient prac
-1 tice.
The New Duckling
"I want to be new," said the duck
"O, ho," said the wise old owl,
While the guinea hen cluttered off
To tell all the rest of the fowl.
"I should like a more elegant fig
That child of a duck went on.
"I should like to grow bigger and
Until I could swallow a swan.
"X won't be the bond slave of habit,
I won't have these webs on my
toes, .
I want to run round like a rabbit,
A rabbit as red as a rose.
"X don't want to waddle like mother,
Or quack like my silly old dad,
I want to be utterly other,
And frightfully modern and mad."
"Do you know," said the turkey,
"you're quacking!
There's a fox creeping up thro'
the rye;
And, if you're not utterly lacking.
You'll make for that duck pond.
"I won't," said the duckling. "I'll
lift him
A beautiful song, like a sheep;
And when I have —as it were—biffed
I'll give him my feathers to keep."
Now the curious end of this fable,
So far as the rest ascertained.
Though they searched from the barn
to the stable.
Was that only his feathers re
So he wasn't the bond slave of habit,
And he didn't have webs on his
And perhaps he runs round like a
A rabbit as red as a rose.
—Alfred Noyes; "The New Morning"
(Stokes Co.)
Bald Heads at Peace Table
[From Answers, London]
An amusing sidelight on the re
cent Peace Conference at Versailles
is thrown by an American corres
pondent, who not only reported the
proceedings proper, but took notes
regarding the hair, mustaches,
beards and whiskers of the peace
Two-thirds of the delegates were
more or less bald. Perhaps some
of them made up for this by wear
ing mustaches. Out of sixty-five
men who sat around the peace tabic,
all had mustaches but fourteen.
Whiskers, on the other hand,
were not popular. Ony three peo
ple wore them, and by a curious
coincidence, the names of all these
three people began with V. They
were Venizelos of Greece, Vander
velde of Belgium and Vassitch of
Serbia. The letter's whiskers were
particularly prominent.
In regard to dress, here was less
formal attire than one might have
imagined. The English paid no spe
cial attention to dress. Bowler hats
and frockcoats, once a combination
that would never have been sanc
tioned, were quite popular; but
there were some countries which put
all they knew into their attire.
These were, notably, the Japanese,
and some of the South American
Button boots and lace boots, we
are told, came out even.
The Secret Dove
I know where a dove sits brooding
in the dark.
Nested in leaves, the quiet boughs
And when the midnight falls I lean
to mark
Her home, where a great star is
The star, it does not know the se
cret dove.
The dove that firefly planet may
not see.
i What lovelier things the night
may fold from me—
' The watching eye, the brooding
heart, and love.
—Zona Gale in Harper's Magazine
for October.
Time to Search Hearts
[From the Pittsburgh Dispatch]
Never have the emotions of man
kind been so deeply probed as dur
ing the war. The time Is ripe for
a searching of hearts, a recording
of men's thoughts and relations.
The churches realize this and are
setting out to recover lost ground
and to strengthen their position in
moral leadership, of which there
was never greater need than at the
present hour.
iEtmttttg QMjat ||
For the benefit o£ a friend, who,
after reading last evening's appreci
ation of Susquehanna Valley scen
ery In the vicinity of Harrisburg,
remarked upon the fact that things
worth seeing near at home were not
well known or often visited, there
will be set down just a few of the
spots In Dauphin county that are
within easy automobile distance of
this city and some of which are al
most in sight of the State Capitol
or Oak Knob at Reservoir Hill. If
the average Harrisburger would
climb the crest of the ridge at the
Reservoir once a year and not put
oft going to visit it just as he does
that sight-seeing hour or two he is
always going to devote to the State
House and State Museum, he would
get an idea of why the people who
came to Harrisburg a century ago,
soon after it had been made the
Capital of the State, confirmed the
statements of early sojourners at
Harris Ferry. John Perm and the.
Duke de Laincourt remarked upon
the unusual setting trf Harrisburg
and Thomas Ashe, who visited here
about 1806, went into rhapsodies on
the location, its surroundings and
the splendid river. Other writers
have done the same. But the sub
ject has never been given justice.
Dauphin county is bounded by
three unusually attractive streams.
The Susquehanna is nationally
famous; the Conewago, the southern
boundary, is at the bottom of a re
markable valley into which the Lan
caster pike dips and which is strewn
with boulders left by the glaciers,
and the Mahantongo, the northern
line, abounds in beautiful country.
On the north, back from the river,
there is Union-town gap which is a
smaller edition of the Susquehanna's
gaps and lets one of the frequent
small streams join the larger. The
Lykens valley, unknown to so many
Harrisburgers, is bordered by ridges
that are largely woodland, forest
arrd game preserve. Deer look
down on coal mines. The Wiconisco
valley is bordered by mountain
ridge on one hand and farms on
the other, going from Halifax to
Millersburg byway of the river or
byway of Fisherville to Elizabeth
ville one gets ideas of scenery which
are not associated with our county
and a ride down through Fowl's
valley and over Peter's mountain is
worth taking on any afternoon. The
eastern ends of Clark's and Stony
creek valleys are woodland, rapidly
going back into timber. In old days
they" furnished charcoal for Vic
toria and Emmeline furnaces, which
made iron for Harrisburg. Perry
county hills, which might almost bo
said to have been made by some
Cyclops in playful mood, so oddly
are they laid and turned, need to be
seer? from Peter's mountain or the
site of the Country Club of Harris
burg in Fishing Creek valley to be.
appreciated. Manada Gap, where
there was a blast furnace making
iron eighty years ago, has bits of
scenery that in New England wou'd
be advertised.
Swatara creek valley, which bi
sects lower Dauphin county, not
on-ly contains some of the prettiest
country one would want to see, but
is historic because along the side
of this stream, almost hidden by
underbrush, is the ditch of the Un
ion canal. It was the first built in
the United States and was favored
by George Washington to -connect
the Schuylkill and the Susquehanna.
It touches some of the fairest 'coun
try in the land and passes out into
Lebanon county from a gap of its
own. Our own Paxton creek, if one
takes certain roads running as ijpurs
to the Linglestown pike, affords
some lovely stretches of stream and
bank. And the Harrisburg park
system, if one has not much time,
has charms all its own for a short
ride. •
• * *
As for the Susquehanna itself one
has only to go along the river front
or drive over the bridges in the
spirit of the visitor to Harrisburg
to appreciate the mile wide splen
dor of the stream, the first of the
series of gaps, the rural beauty of
the Yellow Breeches or the winding
Conodoguinet, or if one wants real
untouched woodland a trip up the
west shore to Duncannon and then
a canoe up Sherman's creek.
• ♦
The Harrisburg Public Library,
which has been enjoying a run from
the boys of Harrisburg on books
about airplanes,- is now meeting a
new series of interesting demands.
They come from soldiers who have
returned from foreign service and
who want the books they have been
studying in army courses. There
are requests for books on automo
bile truck repair, internal combus
tion engines, practical engineering
and "all sorts of things which sol
diers were instructed in overseas.
It is a new field for the Library and
several orders for books especially
to meet this demand from returned
soldiers have been given to pub
G willing Hare, who was sales
manager for the American Army in
France, has returned to Philadel
phia. He says that the sales were
better than expected.
—General E. E. Wood, of _ West
Chester, has been taking part in the
Lancaster home coming. He is a
former Lancaster county man.
Franklin Spencer Edmunds :s
one of the Philadelphia delegates
to the Detroit convention of the
Episcopal church.
—General Edgar Jadwin, former
army engineer ofTicer at pitt ® bur f' 1 '
thought to be in danger in the
Ukraine, is safe, according to late
C !Lctty Controller E. S. Morrow,
of Pittsburgh, is being congratulated
upon a premium of $78,000 on a
$3,261,000 bond issue.
DR G. W. Richards, of Frank
lin and' Marshall, is making a series
of addresses in Western Pennsyl-,
U —Claude T. Reno, Allentown
lawyer and former legislator, is the
new State president of the P. O.
S. of A.
That Harrisburg tin plato Is
used for big army camp build
Political parties held meetings
at Harris Ferry before the StaU
adopted a constitution.