Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 11, 1919, Page 8, Image 8

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j Week; by mall, $3.00 a
" ' year in advance.
| Rations cannot afford to leave
jrifai problems to the haphazard
Bt ethods of physical force. —Gvrdneb
MUST not expect too much
! yy from the labor conference
In Washington. There ir no
poyal road to the_ solution of the
tdlfflcaltles that continually arise be
tween labor and capital; between
(employers and employes. There are
po many phases of the problem, so
(nrany elements to harmonize that
At la impossible to lay down any gen
eral rule of treatment.
\ The Intelligent American work
man thinks one way, and the newly
brrfcrad foreigner another. The rule
Bf >eqeon may apply to one, but not
k> Am other, as & general thing.
Btoa Chore Is the matter of the
BeaaAoropenehop. That cannot be
hMislel It must be one thing
fr the ether, so that there can be
e eetSement by conciliation boards
men have set their heads on
b closed shop while the employers
are determined to have their places
epea to all comers.
The best that can come out of the
Conference is a better understanding
ion both sides, which may operate to
avoid trouble and to teach both em
ployer and employe that selfishness
dops not pay, and that the public is
petting tired of the whole unending
According to the official statement
|of the Government, we shall have
four million bushels more of ripened
orn than was promised at the be
ginning of October. The yield is said
fc- approximate 2,900,515,000 bushels.
JThis will mean a tremendous in
crease in cattle and, what is quite as
Important for those who are fond of
the golden grain, an abundance of
mush and milk next winter.
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Alabama, a vociferous supporter
of President Wilson, has intro
duced a bill "by request" providing
tariff protection for graphite, an im
portant Alabama product. Without
discussing the importance of the
graphite industry or the need of
tariff protection for its development,
It is Interesting to observe that the
ißonthern free trader is such only so
Pong as such a policy is advantage
ous to his particular constituency.
(Mr. Heflin has frequently been heard 1
do denounce the "robber barons of
9?w England" and the "steel barons
Of Pennsylvania," but it is doubtful
.Whether he will so characterize the
graphite owners of Alabama.
Protection is rapidly becoming a
■Bvs proposition in the South, owing
Ito the increasing development of in
id us trial enterprises in that section,
<OO that the Heflins who have been so
iJn> In their denunciation of the in
iduatrtal and commercial leaders of
Pennsylvania and other sections of
the North are going to be greatly
tombarrassed by the growing need of
l protectlon of the expanding South
ern Industries. It all depends upon
Whose ox is gored.
Beflln's Alabama friends have ap
;peered before the Ways and Means
of the House in support
,0t the graphite bill and declare they
iuritl be put out of business if they
do not have a protective tariff
•gainst foreign Imports. Of course,
Mr. Heflin cannot whang his Ala
bstna constituents over the head in
.any denunciation of the "graphite
Ifearons" of the growing industrial
State which he represents at Wash
ington. But how about dear old con
sistency ?
The administration organs in
'Pennsylvania are going to have all
iklnds of trouble making their antl
j tariff arguments harmonize with the
|demands of their Southern associates.
[However, consistency has no place
In the philosophy of the present ad
grtnlstiatlon in any sphere of its
{activities, It has veered so often
during the last few years that Its
bewildered advocates have frequently
been compelled to explain In desper
ation "we will stand with the Presi
dent If he will only stand long
enough for us to discover where and
Protection is a live issue In the
South and is altogether likely to be
come a still livelier issue .through
out the country. The United States
is bound to develop Its enormous
resources and will not permit any
policy of free trade to Interfere with
Its natural and logical expansion.
We have been easy to the point of
foolishness in our attitude toward
foreign interests and foreign Immi
gration and all the rest, and at the
present time are reaping what we
have sown. But this sort of thing is
not going to go on indefinitely and
the time is now ripe for the adoption
of definite policies respecting all the
matters which have risen since the
pre-war period to disconcert and de
moralize American business men.
There are persistent rumors of an
enlargement of the Penn-Harrls Ho
tel as the obvious necessity of in
creasing the rooming space in the big
hostelry. Notwithstanding the im
provements which have been made in
other Harrisburg hotels, we are still
short the necessary rooms for the in
creasing hotel patronage of the city.
The Penn - Harris has contributed
greatly to the popularity of the city
as a convention place, and the activi
ties of the Various civic bodies as
well as the official life on Capitol Hill
have likewise augmented the natural
demand for hotel accommodations.
COMPROMISE when a principle
is at stake is productive of in
justice always. Thus it is that
Rear Admiral Sims suffers through
the inability of the Senate to agree
upon proper honors for Rear Ad
miral Mayo and Rear Admiral Ben
son. Mayo and Benson are distin
guished seamen, but it was Sims
upon whom the burden of greatest
responsibility rested during the war,
and he acquitted himself In a man
ner that won for him the apprecia
tion and the admiration of the Bri
tish admiralty. He shoultlliave been
made an admiral of the United
States Navy, the highest rank of the
service, regardless of what rank may
have been bestowed upon others.
Compromising in the award of justly
earned merit marks is like giving a
skilled workman less pay than he
has earned in order to please two
other less skillful men who might
be offended because of the difference
in the size of the pay envelopes.
LEY, of Pittsburgh, is respon
sible for a bill just introduced
into Congress providing for the de
portation of all aliens who withdrew
their declarations of intention to be
come citizens for the purpose of
avoiding military service during the
war. He wants these alien slackers
sent back to the places whence, they
came and denied the privileges of
this Government. This is a perfectly
fair proposition.
During the mobilization of the
men of the United States we had
examples right here in Harrisburg
of aliens who had declared their in
tention of becoming citizens only to
change their minds on the entrance
of this country into the war. They
wouldn't fight for the homeland or
the United States and placed them
selves in the contemptible position
of slackers by failing to become
naturalized during the war. Their
room is more desirable than their
company, and the Kelley bill, which
provides further that all aliens living
in the United States shall declare
their intention of becoming citizens
of this country a"nd that they shall
learn the English language and sup
port our institutions, is a perfectly
proper and logical measure.
In Pennsylvania to-day most of
the industrial disturbance can be
laid at the doors of foreign-born
workers who have no sympathy with
or understanding of our institutions.
Mr. Kelley's bill provides further
that when these aliens come to us
they must avail themselves of citi
zenship or within a year after the
time limit be deported. About 200,-
000 aliens who had taken out their
first papers and were of draft age
declared they were aliens and not
subject to the draft. So be it. Let
them go back and provide room
here for thousands of immigrants
who desire to come to this country
of freedom and opportunity and
adopt the United States as their new
home, taking part in its development
and acting as decent citizens. As
Congressman Kelley has Indicated,
we must have a Nation unified, de
voted to definite principles and ideals
and standing together under all con
IN THE Mississippi Valley an as
sociation of farmers has been
organized with a great member
ship for the definite purpose of
smashing Bolshevism and the Soviet
idea in this country. The head of
the organization declared In a speech
at Chicago:
We are going to get the people
back to the Constitution of the
United States as interpreted in
the light of the Ten Command
ments. We are going to get away
from the individualist quacks und
political self-seekers and return
to government by law instead of
government by force in mass
We are going to stand by the
Constitution and see to It that It
is maintained by each man and
every man. no matter who he Is.
We are going to see to it that the
Soviet and what It stands for
is smashed so flat you can't pick
it up with a scoop shovel.
Not only will the farmers of the
Mississippi Valley endorse this
policy, but all decent citizens, farm
ers and true-blue Americans of
every class will unite and are unit
ing to suppress the outburst of an
archy from overseas.
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By the Kx-Committeeman
Nominations for judges of the
various courts for which vacancies
will be filled at the November elec
tion will be certified by the Depart
ment of the Secretary of the Com
monwealth on Monday, earlier dates
of certification having been pre
vented because of delays in the
count and actions in court.
The only nomination for superior
court will be that of Judge William
H. Keller, of Lancaster. There were
comparatively few scattering votes.
There .will also bo certified candi
dates for common pleas, orphans,
county, municipal and associate
Judgeships, over a score of districts
having elections.
It Is expected that the decision in
the action brought by Judge Henry
G. Wasson, of Pittsburgh, to require
certification of his name as a can
didate for Judge of common pleas
court in Allegheny county, will be
handed down Monday. The cer
tification will depend upon the de
Requests have come to the Capitol
from several counties as to what
to do in regard to tie votes where
men did not appear to draw lots.
The State authorities say that the
law provides what shall be done and
that county officials should act.
—Writing in the Philadelphia
Evening Bulletin 6n labor move
ments in politics, "Penn" says:
"Such movements have never made
much headway, however, in Ameri
can politics in past years. As a rule
their existence has been' noisy and
brief. The results which they have
produced have been altogether out
of proportion to the largeness of the
commotion in which they have had
their origin. Long ago careful and
intelligent labor leaders often reach
ed the conclusion that in a nation
like ours "Labor" is more likely to
injure than benefit itself when it
goes into politics as a distinct party.
Whenever it has done so. it has
been found difficult to hold it to
gether after the first flush of en
thusiasm has subsided."
—Republican campaign head
quarters in Lackawanna were open
ed in Scranton by a meeting of the
county candidates and general of
ficers of the county committee.
County Chairman R. A. Zimmerman,
who presided, reported that the out
look for success is extremely bright.
"I "have been in touch with leaders
of the party in all sections of the
county and have had conversations
with hundreds of the rank and file
and they all are confident that we
are going to win Novembert 4 by a
good sized majority," said he.
—George J. Brennan, writing in
the Philadelphia Inquirer, makes
this interesting observation on sane
Democratic tendencies: "A. Mitch
ell Palmer and his colleagues of the
Executive Committee of the Demo
cratic National Committee, who, at
their Atlantic City eoriference a few
days ago, seriously discussed a
proposition for the abrogation of
the two-thirds rule along with the
unit rule by next year's Democratic
National Convention, are simply fol
lowing in the path of other party
leaders who, when they came under
control of Federal patronage, sought
to use that power to continue them
selves in the saddle. It is the old
story of the "ins" and the "outs" of
the office-holders and the office
seekers, and when the Democratic
national delegates are chosen the
issue will probably be put up square
ly to the Democratic voters and
then bo fought out first in the
Democratic National Committee and
then upon the floor of the National
Convention. With an army of Fed
eral office-holders to rely upon.
Palmer and the others of the ad
ministration coterie would have no
difficulty in naming the next presi
dential ticket could they set aside
the two-thirds rule and have the
convention require but a majority
vote to name the candidates."
—Prediction thot Senator Boies
Penrose, anions the seniors in the
United States Senate, and not onlv
the leader of the Republicans of
Pennsylvania, but one of the most
influential of the elder statesmen in
the party's organization, will be a
war horse of reform, is made In an
extended article written for the New
York Times by C. R. Michael, a
Washington correspondent and for
years engaged in newspaper work in
Philadelphia and this city. Ho
builds his story upon the victory
won by the Senator in the Phila
delphia mayoralty and says: "Phila
delphia for years dominated the des
tinies of Pennsylvania politics and
big majorities have always been
Given to the Republican ticket
through the control of contractor
leaders, Durham, McNichol, and
finally the Vares. The first two are'
dead, but the system inherited by
Vares, street cleaning and utility
company contractors, was still pow
erful until their sway was slightly
weakened with the election of Gov
ernor Sproul. In the last primary
in Philadelphia which nominated
Representative J. Hampton Moore,
supported by Senator Penrose and
reformers, they went dowh to defeat
and with them the machine built
upon municipal contracts, the con
trol of officeholders and assessment
of police and firemen."
—Tho Times says: "In an inter
view, given after his return from
the Philadelphia campaign against
the contractor leaders, Senator Pen
rose expressed great gratification
over the overthrow of the machine,
assured tho country that Pennsyl
vania and Philadelphia would be
come models for State and municipal
governments, and added that he
wanted to devote himself to impor
tant problems affecting the welfare
of the people—to be known as a
statesman rather than a pplitlcal
boss. That Mr. Penrose can take i
front place in the if he de
votes himself to legislation as assid
uously as he hps to Pennsylvania
politics, Is the belief of his associ
ates, who look upon him as one of
the ablest and strongest men in the
Senate. So after one of the longest
and most varied careers Penrose,
honor man at Harvard, during the
college days of President Roosevelt,
Is striving to make for himself a
record as a statesman."
—The Prohibition party is dis
cussed by the Philadelphia Press as
something about to disappear. It
says in an editorial: "The Prohibi
tion party seems to have wasted
very valuable time at Its recent con
vention In debating the question of
to be or not to be. It Is really of
very little importance whether the
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party continues or disbands. It has
been many a long year since it was
a factor in the politics of the Nation.
The cause which it advocated is now
the law of the land, but not because
of its efforts. It would seem that
its excuse for holding on to life has
disappehred. Its recent past giver,
no hope."
—Some aspirants for office have
been caught napping through fail
ure to file expense accounts. Tho
time expired on Wednesday and
men who were nominated may bo
subject to challenge for their
Come out, boys, come out:
Get all the troop together,
The day is great and the sun is
Say, it's October weather.
Buddy Jones —Go get him quick,
And Bill —there he's a-calling.
The burrs have burst, the wind is
And the ripest ones are falling.
Hurry them up: get all the bunch
And bring them out—Where's
Nuts on the ground are easy to
The sweetest the highest grow.
Scout or squirrel, which one will
It's the first one there that lands
But a squirrel's feet should never
beat '
A scout with his head and hands
There's fun in the woods on a day
like this:
Miss it? who ever dreamed miss.
Nature's in love with the whole wide
For Winter gave her a kiss.
Come out, boys, come out,
It's a dandy sight to see
The colors that Nature has wrought
I And splashed on every tree.
—Tobias Martin Bray in Boy's Life
for October.
Miracle Wheat Again
(From the Toledo Blade.)
An efficient swindle is never per
mitted to die.
Years ago "miracle wheat" was
marketed to the farmers for a price
that would dent the conscience of
a Jood profiteer. The wheat turned
out to be just ordinary, everyday
seed—or worse. Finally, farmers
rose up and made the seed sellers
hard to catch. The affair received
as much publicity as an actress re
Yet here is the agricultural col
lege of Idaho sending out warnings
that marketers of "miracle wheat"
are in the land and prospering amaz
! ingly. Experience, publicity, trials
I and punishments the common
knowledge of the countryside—seem
|to count for nothing. "Miracle
wheat" sounded well and the second
crop of farmers bit as eagerly as
the first.
Paderewski's Adieu
(From the Philadelphia Press]
There* are times when being a
patriot evokes distress as well as
applause. While admiration slaps
its hands at the sight of President
Pnderewslci refusing ever to become
again Paderewski the pianist, the
lover of musical art must sorrow.
Diplomats and military leaders ore
born often, but a magician of tho
keyboard is a phenomenon.
Widows Get the Big Ones
(From the Houston Post.)
We are far from the seen and
know nothing about the situation,
hut the book we are laying is this:
General Pershing is going to get
married and it will be a widow.
Widows permit the buds to annex
the lieutenants and a few of the
captains, but when it comes to the
big figures of heroism they stand no
Pastoral or Bacchanal?
(From the Boston Transcript.)
If the law is going to permit the
farmers to make as much as they
like of hnrd cider for their own use,
the "fack-to-the-farm" movement
may receive a vigorous boost from
an unexpected,quarter.
Solomon Ascends to Throne
Then rat Solomon upon the throne
of David, his father; and his king
dom was established greatly.
I Kings, 11, IS.
body's, for October, gives an in
teresting description of a night
trip he took accompanied by Jacob
Riis and Theodore Rosevelt, who was
then a New York police commis
sioner, through the lower East Side.
When they met at the rendezvous,
ready to start on the night's prowl,
Roosevelt was wearing a plain dark
suit, with a soft hat pulled low over
his face.
In writing of the incident Gar
land says: "As we walked, Roose
velt talked of the police force and
of what he was trying to make of it.
He spoke in high praise of Waring,
who, as street commissioner, had
made Manhattan a cleaner city than
it had ever been before. 'Waring's
White Wings,' as the people called
the street cleaners, were every
where during the day, and the pave
ment fairly shone with their brushes.
It was plain that their work had in
spired Roosevelt, strengthening his
determination to clean up the city
Trench of the Rifles
[From the New York Tribune.]
Have you heard of the famous, the
historic Tranchee des Fusils —the
[Trench of the Rifles?
It is at Douaumont, France, and it
lies to-day behind a humble wooden
cross. The cross has been placed on
a little plateau which once over
looked the village of Douaumont, but
I which now sees below it only a
! shapeless mass of splintered rock, of
barbed wire writhing as if in tor
ment, of nameless litter, through
which poppies and bramble are
thrusting upward.
The cross looks over ground that
was, from February to June, 1916,
the bloodiest battlefield of the war.
It has been placed on the little pla
teau by the men of the 137 th Regi
ment of the line, because close by
their comrades are still mounting
guard—there in the Tranchee des
At the high noon of that awful
struggle when the earth shook to the
cannonade and the very sky was ob
scured, when the air was all levin
and tempest and men moved in a
hellish horror of noise, endlessly
mounting in a monstrous crescendo,
a section of the 137 th marched up to
relieve guard.
The men moved in Indian file
along a narrow communication
trench, bayonets fixed and rifles car
ried at the "shoulder." As they ad
vanced out of that horror of sound
was borne a still more maddening
gust of noise, and the earth shud
dered under a hail of great projec
tiles, cracked open and closed again,
swallowing all.
Yet not quite all. Thrusting above
the ground, aligned as on that last
march down the narrow way that
led to death, are the bayonets of the
section. They emerge above tho
troubled earth by less than six
inches, straightly held, save that one
here and there inclines ever so
slightly, as though its bearer had
moved convulsively before the
packed earth of that upheaval held
him to immobility.
It is for these men, still standing
there, that their comrades of the
137 th have erected the cross. Tho
other day Cardinal Dubois, Arch
bishop of Rouen and former bishop
of Verdun, blessed it, in the pres
ence of General Valentin, com
mander of the forts and the heights
of the Meuse; of Monsieur Robin,
I mayor of Verdun, and of a delega-
I tion of the regiment.
Coming and Going
[Boy's Life for October]
Professor M'Dome of St. Clair, .
In five hours tracked a bear to his
Mister Bear was at home
And Professor McDome
Spent five minutes returning: from
Buried Deep
[From the Edinburgh Scotsman.]
Journalist Queer saying that
about truth lying at the bottom of
the well.
Lawyer—You wouldn't think so if
you knew the amount of pumping
we lawyers have to do to get at it.
It's Sneezy Guess
[Boy's Life for October]
First Scout —What's the differ
ence between a cold in the nose and
a street car conductor?
Second Scout —A cold stops the
noso and a conductor knows the
I stops.
morally as "Waring had cleared It of
its grime and refuse.
"As we threaded the narrow and,
to me, dangerous streets of the lower
East Side, Roosevelt had a keen eye
for the action of his 'cops.' At one
point he indicated where two rounds
men were chatting on a corner, and
said: 'They are permitted a few
minutes* talk at such meetings, but
they are not expected to spend their
time in gossip. We will wait here
a few minutes and see what hap
''He was curt and stern with a
man whom he saw coming out of a
saloon. 'What are you doing in
there? You are here for work,' he
said, 'not to lean on somebody's bar.'
"One or two offending officers
were disposed to bluster. 'Who the
hell are you?'
" 'I am Commissioner Roosevelt,'
he snapped out, with the incisive
authority of a military commander,
and his words produced all the ef
fect which a novelist could reason
ably expect. His name had already
become a terror to the loafer and
the crook."
Wed German Girls
[From the London Times.]
A JLeeds soldier who has recently
returned from the Rhine has made
a remarkable statement on the way
in which British soldiers there have
been fraternizing with German girls,
lie says he went to Cologne Cath
edral, and there saw twenty-three
British soldiers being married to
German women. The cathedral was
full bf people, and a German to
whom he expressed surprise told
him it w-as quite a common thing to
see British soldiers marrying Ger
man girls.
The soldier went on to say: "One
man who came home with me told
the colonel that he would forfeit his
gratuity and all his pay if they would
allow him to remain in Cologne and
marry a German girl. The colonel
said he could not do that, but ex
plained that when ho had been de
mobilized at home he could get a
passport, and return to Rhineland.
That man is returning to Germany
next Friday. When I told him what
I thought about it he remarked that
he had taken a fancy to a girl with
plenty of money, and as he had 110
ties in England he might as well J
marry her. Any night in Cologne,
you can see our men with their arms'
around German girls, and young of
ficers seem as keen as the men. You
can see dozens of them at the
Liberty Bonds
[From the New York Herald]
The change undergone in the
market for Liberty Bonds of all
issues in the last few weeks is one
which ought to and will engage
popular attention because of the di
rect interest the people ,'have in
ownership of these bonds. The bet
ter quotations are due to the Gov
ernment and all Government agen
cies having urged the people to hold
on to the bonds, and also to the fact
that the country is full of "bar
gain hunters" who have bid for
bonds in the hands of many people
unable to hold them. It goes with
out saying that the United States
Government bonds are the best in
vestment in the world.
Money Wanted
[Boy's Life for October]
"I tell you I must have some
money," roared the King of Mari
tania, who was in sore financial
straits. "Somebody must cough up
"Alas," sighed the guardian of the
treasury, who was formerly the
cpurt jester, "all' our coffers are
Outside Help
[From the Birmingham Age-Herald]
"Personally, I don't believe gro
cers ever put sand in their sugar."
"They don't have to around here,"
answered old Mr. Putterby. "What
with cars an' one thing an' another
zippin' through Chiggersville from
sunup to dark, all a groceryman's
got to do is to leave the cover off
his sugar barrel an' lot it accumu
One of Those Yell-Oh! Ones
[Boy's Life for October]
Sam —How can you make a pump
kin shout?
Tom—Cut the lnsido out and
I make it holler.
OCTOBER 11, 1919.
To Catch an Eagle
In an Indian story which appears
in the October issue of Boys' Life
entitled "The War Trail of Lost Ar
row," Remington Schuyler describes
an Indian boy's preparation for the
feat of catching an eagle:
It was quite dark in the "medtcin"
lodge. The maqy layers of blankets
and hides shut out the hot prairie
Lost Arrow, an Indian lad of
thirteen winters, swayed slowly as
he chanted.
As he sang, someone outside lift
ed the coverings and thrust in a hot
stone. The blankets dropped into
place. The stone glowed dully red.
Deftly Lost Arrow rolled it towards
a water-filled hide. The stone hissed
like serpents.
A smoldering flash of vapor arose.
The water smoked. It began to
simmer—then boiled.
Great masses of steam filled the
small oval lodge to bursting. The
sweet pungent smell of scorched
buffalo grass grew stronger. Per
spiration formed in tiny glistening
drops on Lost Arrow's face arid
body. He gleamed like polished
Steadily the hot stones appeared. I
The air grew stifling. His hair hung
limply plastered against his face and
neck. He breathed with great dif
Slowly on the surface of the wa
ter there began to form a dull in
distinct something. Some form of a
bird it was. He peered more closely.
Boiling water splashed unnoticed on
his face and chest. Finally he made
it out. It was the barred war eagle
of the Sioux. The vision faded. He
sat for awhile considering. This
was what he had prayed for so long.
He rose abruptly, heaving up the
lodge coverings. He shook free of
the tangle and ran swiftly down the
steep bank and plunged Into the
clear waters of the Antelope.
The sun set redly.
Twilight deepened. The distant
camp lay quiet.
Lost Arrow built a little fire of
sweet pine and fragrant bulTalo
grass. Through the slowly ascend
ing column of smoke he passed his
arms and legs.
Beside him in a "mellowed place"
a small stuffed prairie owl lay oddly
awkward on its back. It was his
In the fitful firelight he seemed to
see it shiver slightly, then roll over
onto its face until Its bill sank into
the soft earth. This was good. It
was clear that he should go at once
to the eagle-pit on Lone Tree Butte.
War Risk Insurance
Director Jones, of the War Risk
Insurance Bureau, has recommend
ed to Congress an amendment of
the soldiers' insurance scheme
whereby the beneficiary class of
converted policies may Include in
addition to those already named in
the law, uncles, aunts, nephews,
nieces and all persons who have
stood in loco parentis to a member
of the military forces, and also that
in case of the death of the bene
ficiarv before full payment of the
j polled has been accomplished, pay
ment may be made to the estate of
deceased He recom
mends also that instead of the pres
ent method of paying policies in
monthly Instalments covering the
period of twenty years, that the In
sured be allowed the choice of hav
ing his policy paid to his beneficiary
in lump sum, in monthly instal
ments covering a period of three
years, or in the present fashion,
stretching over twenty years.
The Secretary of the Treasury has
Just made a ruling that service men
■who fail to make payment of prem
iums after their separation from
military or naval organizations will
have eighteen months in whtch to
reinstate their policy.
Reviving Niagara Falls
[From the New York World]
Is Niagara Falls to have a new
baptism of fame as a result of the
visits of foreign personages who
have been the Nation's guests in
connection with' the war? Most
Americans may have forgotten that
the country possesses this natural
wonder, but it has figured in the
itineraries of the various visiting
missions from abroad; and now that
the Belgian King and Queen have
viewed it with eager interest, ex
ploring the Cave of the Winds and
Whirlpool Rapids and "overstaying
by two hours the time alloted to
them." perhaps native appreciation
of the cataract will revive.
Can't Get Another, Either
[From Pittsburgh Gazette-Tlmea.]
Prohibition has fairly taken some
people's breath away.
Stoning GUjat
Some interesting facts about the
way objects of note in the flrst court
house building in Harrisburg were
dispersed when the building was
torn down to make room for the
erection of the present temple of
Justice sixty years ago were present
ed to the Dauphin County Historical
Society by B. M. Head, the presi
dent, a few evenings ago and they
illustrate the way such things turn
up years afterwards, Mr. Nead was
discussing the wanderings of the old
court house clock which was pre
sented to the Society by W. M.
Hoerner and in the course of his
remarks told how the Legislature
took possession of the court house
during the days of the war of 1812
when it came hero for its first ses
sions in Harrisburg as the State
Capitol. The clock, it seems, fol
lowed the courts, probably because
some one wanted to sell the State a
more up-to-date timepiece. Per
haps, the clock, s aid Mr. Nead, this
clock "held telepathic converse with
the dome of the old court house and
inquired how it liked to serve as a
summer house on Sylvan Heights or
it held wireless communication with
the spire, the weather vane that
once capped the dome, the fierce In
dian with his bow and arrow which
years ago was elevated to a proud
position on the roof of the old
Calder barn still standing opposite
the entrance to Reservoir Park.
Mr. Nead says that these two ob
jects are still in existence and in
their places. The cupola of the
court house is familiar to people
who have visited the Sylvan Heights
orphanage and the vane has been
looked at in awe by many a Har
risburg youngster going to the city's
I park.
The baseball score board at Chest
nut street hall was the attraction
for more prominent men In Harris
burg affairs during the world's se
ries than the average man realizes
and there must have been many an
office whose "boss" was oft the job
during the closing days of the series
at least. As a matter of fact, there
are some very ardent fans among
the prominent men of Harrlsburg
and If they can not go to games at
the Island they can at least see big
games placed by electricity and a
score board.
President Judge George Kunkel
Is not only known far beyond the
borders of Pennsylvania as a jurist
and throughout the State as a man
profoundly versed in the ballot law
and taxation acts of the Keystone
State, but he is also a prophet.
Thursday afternoon when the
world's series was drawing to a
close and the score was 10 to 1 In
favor of the Cincinnati Reds, the
judge had an inspiration.
"We're going to see a garrison
finish; now you watch," said he to
Charles H. Bergner, who was pre
paring to go home.
"Guess not; maybe next year," re
plied the eminent lawyer, who is
somewhat of a baseball "fan," too.
The Chicago team made four runs
in the eighth and almost scored in
the ninth.
"I guess that decision will not be
appealed," remarked the judge
rather grimly to Sheriff William
Caldwell when the game had fin
• • •
"Bill" Klem, the umpire at the
game between the Kline Choco
lateers and New York here recently,
is ready wltted. He was presenting
a man at the bat and said, "The
batter is one of the greatest pitch
ers in the League, he is Mr. —, Mr.—,
Mr. —"
"Whafs his name? What's his
name?" he whispered to the catch
"Jess Barnes," said the catcher in
a loud voice.
"Oh, didn't you know me?" asked
"Yes, but not your first name,"
sallied Klem.
• • •
While Forrest C. Hausman, a
Philadelphia business man, was set
tling his father's estate, he un
earthed some interesting documents
which show that along some lines
there have been other times when
old Gen. H. C. L. also made siege
of the people. The period covered
in from 18G3 to 1873. The memo
randa reveal that during the Civil
War coal sold at $5.50 a ton, half
the present price. In 1867 ham sold
at 25 cents a pound, cambric, 16
cents a yard; muslin, 20 cents a
yard; flannel, 53 cents a yard; eggs,
27 cents a dozen; sugar, 14 cents a
pound; coffee, 35 cents; butter, 42
cents. The papers show that there
was no perceptible drop in prices
until after the panic of 1873 was
well under way and times were
• • •
In response to requests from a
number of men who served in the
army overseas and who went
through special courses of me
chanical instruction in army camps
in France and also at schools in this
country, the Harrlsburg Public Li
brary trustees have ordered text
books which will be placed at the
disposal of the former soldier stu
dents as soon as received. The
greatest interest has been manifest
ed in technical books by former sol
diers, who say that they want to
continue the studies which they took
up in France and to supplement
such instruction as is afforded at
the Y. M. C. A. by reading.
g. m. Vauclain, the locomotive
builder, is taking an active part in
the movement 'for a larger endow
ment for the University of Penn
sylvania hospital.
—J. W. Harding, one of Lycoming
county's oldest residents, celebrated
his ninety-second birthday with con
gratulations from many prominent
W. A. Granville, president
of Gettysburg College, was greeted
by many friends while here this
—John Wanamakor gave $5,500
to the expense fund of the State
Sunday School Association.
L. H. Palmer, of Baltimore,
well known In electric matters in
this State, was one of the chief
speakers in the American Electric
Railways meeting at the seashore.
—Major W. T. Rees, of Pitts
burgh, who served in the artillery
in France, has been made a major
in the reserve.
That Harrlsburg junior
high schools have been visited
by directors from other cities to
see how they operate?
The site of the Dauphin build
ing was one of the first iron ware
houses in Harrlsburg.