Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 20, 1919, Page 10, Image 10

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To he everywhere and everything
in sympathy, and yet content to re
main tchore and what you are—is
not this to know hoth wisdom and
virtue and to drccll with happinesst
THE last war campaign begins
this evening.
Then the campaigners who
put over the Liberty Loans, the
United "War Work and other drives
will start out to complete the cam
paign for $70,000 with which to
erect a memorial to the men and
•women of Harrisburg who served
in the war.
. This will be the "last shot" of the
great conflict so far as Harrisburg
is concerned.
We must not fail. It would be to
our everlasting disgrace as a city if
we did.
We look back with astonishment
to the time when Dauphin county
built part of a monument to Its Civil
!War vetertJW and then let the .pro
ject languish for years until local
pride reasserted itself and the shaft
was completed.
We cannot permit any such con
dition to arise this time.
We must give, and give generously.
We owe it both to our boys and
ourselves to do so.
This last campaign MUST be a
jT And it will be if YOU will do your
fe part.
Tr IS to be hoped that the young
I men who bore the name of
tti Dauphin county so splendidly in
121 the Army, Navy and Marine Corps
will take steßs to record their names,
units and service with the Daupliin
M- County Historical Society for the
22 sake of their own future. It is not
hard to understand the feeling of
•. many men of overseas service in not
wanting to talk or write about what
jg they did in the grueling drives or
•*' the hard-working camps, and the ro
a*' luctance of men who did not "get
over" because the war closed too
soon, or due to the military work
in which they were engaged, to flg
ure in the setting down of facts
s*. about their service.
But these men owe it to them
■M- selves and those who will come after
22. to make the record complete. The
Historical Society and the Harris
>*h. burg Chamber of Commerce have
!JS Joined hands in the work, and
•Jj their call to the soldiers to
t forget their feelings in 1919 and
make a record that will be im
portant in 1929 and valuable in 1939
J* should be heeded not only by the
K soldiers, sailors or marines, but by
2 v their families, employers and friends.
Many a man who was in <he Civil
•v War had trouble establishing his rec-
If; ord for years after the war and sonic
have not been able to do it yet, al
stl though they marched and fought in
the sixties, owing to failure to'act!
at the proper time in seeing that
their names were recorded. It does
J" not cost anything but a little time. J
22 The Historical Society may be ad-
dressed in a letter, or its rooms may
■ be visited to file the data. It is act
-22 Ing for the county and is recognized
I by the State as the depository for
;"* /TEN wll ° start out into the woods
jy| and fields of Pennsylvania to
day for the opening of liie
small bird season will be under
amendments of the State game code
which will provide for smaller bag
limits than heretofore, and they will
also be able to shoot the rulTefi
grouse for the first time in more
JJj than a year.
Both steps have been taken in the
jS interest of conservation of wild life,
ft The State of Pennsylvania is spend
• Ing hundreds of thousands of dol
*2 'ars a year to buy back the wood-
Jfc lands and tracts available for for
"* estatlon which Its prodigality in the
past gave away for a song, and the
' |hunters of Pennsylvania have been'
i'j paying many thousands of dollars
f ; annually in licenses to provtde funds
J to restock the woods with the game
: j which pot hunters all but extermt
' j nated.
• | Hunting now calls for more care
! 'than ever. There are more people
1 i hunting than heretofore and many
|of them are unskilled. And it also
I calls for care in the filling of the
bag. Wlio'esale hunting in locali
' ties which have been restocked will
mean that the work of a year will
have to be done all over again, and
killing of mother birds will make it
just that much more difficult to tx
, i tend propagation. Just because
. j there are grouse to be found is no
, j reason why everyone should go after
• , them. It may force a return to the
, | closing of counties again and pos
-1 jsibiy next time for longer periods.
associates of the State Board
of Publics Grounds and Bulld
: ings—Auditor General Snyder and
State Treasurer Kephart—will have
an important conference to-morrow
! with the architects and engineers of
i the Capitol Park Extension plans.
It is the purpose of the State officials
to definitely outline the policy of the
board with respect to the immediate
projects that must be undertaken in
connection with the development of
the park zone. They regard as im
portant the definit? start upon the
work and in order that there may
be effective co-ordination in every
direction it is their thought to bring
[together at this time the expcits
and all who will have a part in work
ing out the comprehensive scheme
of improvement which is attracting
the attention of the country.
It is announced in a bulletin of
the American Civic Association
from Washington that Governor
Sproul/vill attend the sevs'ioru <>£ the
association to be held in Philadel
phia next week and will discuss com
munity service and incidoucauv ihe
co-opera*:ian ol the State and cur
own city ;r. tne development of a
great civic center, with the Capitol
as the outstanding feature. Arnold
W. Brunner will j Iso attend these
sessions and explain his monumental
plan now being put into execution in
the State street viaduct, the contract
for Which will be formally awarded
At the conference all the features
of the Capitol Park improvement
will be taken up and the matter of
street lines, the remaking of the old
landscape terraces and slopes and
the necessary changes along the
Pennsylvania Railroad will all be
considered. Likewise, experts will
report upon the heating and light
ing system for the Capitol and the
park district and develop in detail
every phase of the comprehensive
plan which has been so widely dis
cussed and approved. It is believed
that substantial headway should be
made upon the work during the fall
and winter, so that with the coming
of the spring the great undertaking
may proceed with all possible en-
Governor Sproul and those associ- i
atcd with him have a wide vision
and they are looking far beyond the
present day in their planning and
in their immediate activities. As
Warren H. Manning intimated in
his speech before the luncheon
meeting at the Penn-Harris hotel
last week, the approach to the city
from the east will necessarily be
followed in the years to come with
an equally imposing and dignif\ed
approach from the west over a
bridge spanning the Susquehanna
River at State street, the Capitol be
ing the great ornamental setting of
a wonderful highway extending
north and south, and touching many
populous places and traversing pic
turesque and impressive scenery.
The conference on Tuesday, there
fore, is of significant interest at this
time and the State and the city are
fortunate in having as officials men
who can seo beyond their own day.
DR. F. E. DOWNES, superin
tendent, and the members of
the Harrisburg School Board,
have shown a proper appreciation
of the importance of the Arbor Day
celebration qt Reservoir Park, when
a grove of evergreens will be planted
in memory of Harrisburg men who
died in the war, by urranglng to
have a delegation of children in at
tendance at the exercises.
In years to como this grove, which
has the hearty approval of Warren
H. Manning, the park expert, will
stand out as a living monument to
the patriots who gave up their lives'
that the nation might live. As one
tree dies another will be planted
in Its place. Thus for all time to |
come the highest point of Reservoir j
Park will be crowned by this ever- |
lasting, living wreath of glory.
Not only the schools, but repre- I
sentatives of the G. A. R., the Vet- |
eranß of Foreign Wars, the Amerl- J
can Legion, the Spanish-American |
veterans and all other service men i
and women should have delegations
at the park on this occasion.
fMUeo tfc j
By the Ex-Committeeman
Decision of the Supreme Court
at Pittsburgh on Saturday uphold
ing President Judge George Kunkol
in refusing to accept the contention
of Judge Henry G. Wasson, of Pitts
burgh, lhat the Legislature exceed
ed its powers in prescribing a method
for determining "sole nominees" un
der the nonpartisan act amendment
of 1919, was no surprise to people
at the Capitol or those who heard
the argument. But the fact that
the State's highest court was unani
mous in reaching that conclusion
created some comment. Virtually
every question raised at the argu
ment In the Wasson case, except the
language of the act of 1919, bad
been passed upon by the Dauphin
and appellate courts in actions
brought under the acts of 1913 and
1915. There have been few election
statutes put upon the books of Penn
sylvania in a century that have
caused more discussion, controversy,
litigation and dissatisfaction than
the nonpartisan acts and this latest
action in the courts, which involved
the judge who had much to do with
putting it on the books six years
ago, is likely to crystallize the grow
ing sentiment for wiping all non
partisan judicial and municipal acts
off the books.
The State Department has for
mally certified the five high men in
the Allegheny judicial primary as
the "sole nominees," thus complet
ing the certifications. These men
ai* Judges Evans and Haymaker,
renmoinated after considerable serv
ice on the bench Stone and Kline,
appointed by Governor William C.
Sproul when Allegheny received two
new judges from the last Legisla
ture, and Drew, who ts now a mem
ber of the county court and has
aspired to the common pleas bench
for years. Judge Wasson, who ran
sixth and lost, was a Brumbaugh
appointee, and but for the activity
of the Drew campaign would have
been one of the live on Ihe ticket.
Ilia defeat was one of the turns in
the strenuous Allegheny county pri
mary when the Flinn element
aligned itself against the Leslie peo
ple who arc said to have turned in
for Drew. The other four" candi
dates were generally supported.
The decision in the Wasson case
makes comfortable all judicial can
didates in the State.
—With all questions raised in this
campaign about, "sole nominees" and
various contests, independent move
ments and uncertainties cleared up,
the printing of ballots can now go
ahead and the tinai work of the
campaign undertaken. The election
is two weeks from to-morrow end
there are going to be, as pointed
out in this column, some battles in
counties and cities which will be
historic because of their effect upon
the personnel of State delegations
and State committees next summer.
—D emocratic chieftains are
Jispeeially busy this year in an ef
ort to make a showing so that they
will be in a position to either be
candidates or have a hand in shap
ing 7he nominations for delegate
seats and State committee posts.
Partisans of Attorney General A.
Mitchell Palmer declare that he is
not likely to be seriously opposed
iu his campaigning for the Keystone
State delegation and say that they
are not going to be caught napping
in regurd to the State committee as
occurred in 1918. More than once,
say men familiar with Democratic
affairs, the Palmer-McCormick ele
ment was worried as to how fur the
Bonniwell people had gotten into
the State committee. Now as Bon
niwell got left in his Philadelphia
aspirations and his Pittsburgh foray
and as Palmer is the outstanding
leader among the Democrats and not
embarrassed by nagging or ambitious
side-partners, it is figured out that
the greatest attention will bo given
to tlie candidates for delegate hon
ors and State committee scats.
—Democratic leaders, especially
when they were reorganizing, used
to lament the sending of letters to
officeholders asking for contributions
for maintenance of party committees
and wept much over the way the
Republicans financed campaigns. In
the last half dozen years the Demo
crats have been able to give Ihe
Republicans some lessons in collect
ing from officeholders and to invade
services which have been held
sacrosanct by Republicans. Hence
some paragraphs now appearing in
—Judging from newspaper articles
the campaign in Philadelphia is get
ting very much like that in Pitts
burgh and Scranton. The losers,
after some racket on the sidelines,
are making the best of It and lining
up, having an eye on national dele
gate, State, congressional and legis
lative nominations in 1920. Most of
the Vare leaders have "sworn in"
at the Vare headquurters and in duo
time and with proper recording ap
paratus Senator Edwin E. Vare will
follow suit.
—The Public L.edger, in a review
of the situation in that city, has this
to say about the Vares: "Both the
adherents of Vare and the met} in
control of the. reorganized Republi
can party in the city agree on one
point—that the Vares will work for
the ticket as it stands. The Vares
are building on the hope held out In
Mr. Moore's statement that the
status of all factions in the new or
ganization will be determined by the
November election. What the Vare
brothers want now, as frankly told
by men who are still loyal to them,
is to be left in uncontested control
of the Thirty-ninth and the Twenty
sixth wards. From that foundation
they hope to build again."
—The Press says the Vares are
scheming to defeat Lambertson for
sheriff and the Tnqutrer remarks on
Mr. Moore's intention to scan re
sults at the polls.
—Sunday newspapers contain
some rather comical political stories.
At Reading County Chairman T. C.
Seldel is reported us denying thut
uny promises have been made on
chief of police, while the Schuylkill
county independents are making
claims that do not seem well sup
ported. Pottsvllle's councllmantc
| nominees are on both Republican
and Democratic tickets. Dehigh Re-
publicans are confident they will
capture several county places from
Democratic State Chairman Rupp's
crew. Blair county has a three
cornered contest with George C.
Ireden, a former legislator, figuring
largely on an "American" ticket. In
Altoona Mayor Charles E. Rhodes,
who was defeated for the Republi
can nomination for mayor by John
W. Blake, a Civil War veteran, has
been nominated for mayor by the
"Labor party." The Democratic
nominee is Dan S. Brumbaugh, the
present county treasurer. The
"Labor party" has just been organ
ized and puts forward a mixture or
Republicans and Democrats for city
and county offices.
Of the Army Recruiting Station
Of every 100 American soldiers
and sailors who served in the war
with Germany, two were killed or
died of disease during the period of
The total batt'e deaths of all na
tions in this war were greater- than
all the deaths in all the wars in the
previous 100 years.
Russian battle deaths were 34
times as heavy as those of the United
States, those of Germany 32 times
as great, the French 28 times and
the British 18 times as large.
The number of American lives
lost was 122,500, of which about
10,000 were in the navy, and the rest
in the Army and the marines at
tached to it.
In the American Army the cas
ualty rate in the infantry was higher
than in any other service, and that
for officers was higher than for men.
For every man killed in battle
seven were wounded.
Five out of every six men sent to
hospitals on account of wounds were
cured and returned to duty.
In the expeditionary forces battle,
losses were twice as large as deaths
from disease.
In this war the death rate from
disease was lower, and the death
rate from battle was higher than
in any other previous American war.
Inoculation, clean camps, and safe
drinking water practically eliminated
typhoid fever among our troops in
this war.
Pneumonia killed more soldiers
than were killed in battle. Menin
gitis was the next most serious dis
Of each 100 cases of venereal dis
ease recorded in the United Slates.
06 were contracted before entering
the Army and Only 4 afterward.
During the entire war available
hospital facilities in the American
Expeditionary Forces have been in
excess of the needs.
Cheap Restaurants in Japan
[Front Christian Science Monitor.]
In order to relieve the working
class of the pressure caused by the
high cost of living, Mitsubishi &
Co. has donated 1 million yen ( %
million dollars) to the municipality
of Tokio to build, equip and run
chenp restaurants in different wards
of the city. They are to have a ca
pacity for providing meals for 150
persons at one time. The, restau
rants "are to cost 25,000 yen ($12,-
500) each and the charge for a meal
is to be about 10 or 15 sen (10 or
15 cents). It promises a boon to
the poor working cluss.
Spirit? Sounds Like Germ
[From Excelsior Springs Standard.]
Comei Ketch the spirit from the air
It floats in every breeze—
It springs from happy children's
Tt loiters—mid the trees;
Drink down our country's healin'
A Similarity
[Tennyson J. Daft.]
I've never yet slept in a tq.mb.
But how 'twould seem I- know full
For I have slept in many a room
Of many a bum cross-roads hotel.
Centenary of the Soldier, Editor and Poet Adds Interest to the Tower
Room Where His Guest, James Whitcomb Riley, Wrote "When
the Frost Is on the Pumpkin and the Fodder's In the Shock."
IT was in' a little tower room of
■>' of the historic Donn Piatt
Castle, in Logan county, t 0.,
one autumn years ago that James
Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier poet,
penned his popular poem, "When
the Frost Is on the Pumpkin and
the Fodder's in the Shock," and
there later Donn Piatt, himself a
brilliant verse writer, wrote a paro
dy, "The Bloom Was on the Alder
and Tassel on the Corn."
Now, this famous castle of Donn
Piatt is to be sold. The temple de
voted to the Muses by its builder
may even be used as a sanatorium,
and in the rooms where literati
once assembled worn and weary
neurasthenics may come to be given
their strychnine and arsenical ton
ics by neurologists. So it is, from
Parnassus to Esculapius!
Centenary of Donn Piatt
This is the centenary year for
Donn Piatt, as he was born in Cin
cinnati, 0.. June 19, 1819. He came
from a brilliant family, and was one
of four brothers who were journal
ists and poets. Donn Piatt was the
second son of Judge Benjamin M.
Piatt, grandson of Col. Jacob Piatt
of the Revolutionary Army, and
great grandson of John Piatt of
Huguenot descent, who settled in I
New Jersey prior to the Revolution.
He was educated partly at Urbana,
0., and at St. Xavier's College in
Cincinnati. He began his newspaper
career in 1840. He was admitted to
the bar in 1851, and soon after was
made judge of the court of common
pleas of Hamilton county, O. He
became secretary of the American
Legation at Paris under John T.
Mason as ambassador, and on tho
death of Mason he acted as Charge
d'Affairs. Returning to Ohio in
1860, he joined the staff of the
"Mac-o-chee Press," published by
his brother, Abram Sanders Piatt, at
West Liberty. 0., and aided in Abra
ham Lincoln campaign for the
presidency. The Piatts were loyal
to the Union cause and in 1861 Donn
Piatt enlisted in Company C, 13th
Ohio Volunteers, of which his broth
er Abram was colonel. Later Donn
Piatt iwas made chief of staff by
General Sehenck.. He went through
all the battles with Schenck until
that officer was wounded and then
| Col. Piatt was placed on a commis
sion to investigate the loss of Harp
; er's Ferry. At Baltimore, he au
thorized Gen. Birney to recruit a
brigade of negro soldiers, enlisting
none but slaves. The result was the
practical emancipation of every
slave in Maryland. Lincoln, who
had not yet reached that period in
negro emancipation, severely re
buked Col. Piatt, who barely es
caped discharge.
Col. Piatt seemed to have military
foresight, and a short tiihe before
Lee's invasion of Maryland he or
dered Gen. Milroy to evacuate
Winchester, Va„ but Gen. Halleck
countermanded the order, and Mil
roy eventually had to cut his way
out with the loss of two thousand
After the war Col. Piatt returned
to the Mac-o-chee country in Ohio,
and was sent to the State Legisla
ture, where he aided in securing a
negro suffrage amendment to the
state constitution.
Used Caustic Pen in Washington
Re-entering journalism. Col. Piatt
became associate editor of the New
York Sun and later Washington cor
respondent of the Cincinnati Com
mercial. In 1871, with George Al
fred Townsend, who wrote under
the nom de plume of "Gath," ffr
the Cincinnati Enquirer, he estab
lished the Washington Sunday Capl
tal, a paper which soon became not
ed for its boldness in exposing the
graft and scheming that prevailed
at the national capital during the
Grant administration. Piatt soon
became sole proprietor of the paper,
and he swung a vitriolic and satira
cal pen. He severely criticised con
gressmen, and also members of the
cabinet, as well as measures. He
was hitting in tender spots, and, on
the solicitation of politicians, Presi
dent Grant ordered the arrest of
Col. Piatt for "seditious utterances,"
but as Piatt's record for patriotism
had never been questioned during
the Civil War the case was never
brought to trial.
Castle Cost SBO,OOO
Col. Piatt sold his paper in 1881,
and returned to Ohio. About four
miles from West Liberty, in Logan
county, 0., he selected a site which
is called "Mac-o-chee," and there,
almost forty years ago, he built his
palace, patterned after one of
France's famous castles, at a cost of
SBO,OOO. It has many towers and
stone abutments. The floors are in
laid with cherry and walnut, and
the rooms are elaborately finished
with beamed ceilings and solid wal
nut wainscoting, with doors three
inches in thickness.
Riley, the Hoosier poet, was a
close friend of Col. Piatt, and was a
frequent visitor at the castle, where
the two congenial spirits spent many
hours in the library with its /rice
less volumes and rare editions.
It was in a small tower room,
only eight feqt square, with a sweep
ing view of the fertile fields and
gentle hills of Logan county, that
Riley received the inspiration in the
misty twilight of a perfect autumn
day to write his famous poem pic
turing the farm scenes, where "we
hear the kyouck and gobble of the
strutting turkey cock, when the
frost is on the pumpkin and the fod
der's in the shock."
Colonel Piatt lived a retired and
secluded life at Mac-o-chee, and
spent the remainder of his life
there, entertaining royally in his
castle. This retired life was broken
only once, when he went to New
York to found "Belford's Magazine"
remained there one year to edit
Created Popular Phrases
Colonel Piatt had a genius for ere
ating cutting phrases, epigrams and
epithets. The word "crank," as at
present used, was Introduced by
him. And when old Zack Chandler,
the Michigan senator and Repub
lican chieftain, made p. famous
speech in the United States Senate
against Great Britain, Col. Piatt
said Chandler had "twisted the Brit
ish lion's tail." Colonel Piatt nick
named the late Senator Ingalls "the
corn-fed Cato of Kansas." To the
Senate he applied the phrase "fog
bank," and to the speer.h-mnklng
House he gave a name that may be
considered still apropos "cave of the
winds." The Democratic party he
styled "the organized ignorance of
the country"; the Republican, "the
organized greed of tile country."
Col. Piatt wrote "Memoirs of the
Men Who Saved the Union." and
"The Done Grave of the Shenan
doah and Other Tales," and his
writings in both prose and verse are
characterized by brilliancy, virility
and mingled sentlrpent and humor.
He was twice married: first to
Louise and then to Ella, daughters
of Timothy Kirby. of Cincinnati.
The former, who died In 1864, was
with him in Paris, and, under the
pseudonym "Bell Smith," her con
tributions to the "Home Journal,"
of New York, proved popular and
later were published in book form.
Colonel Piatt died at Mac-o-chee.
0., November 12, 1891. The # castle
hns not been occupied since his
death, his widow making her resi
dence in West Liberty.
OCTOBER 20, 1919.
Seminoles Shy at Our Wqys J
[From the New York World.]
"When I come to New York from
the Florida Everglades, I wonder
whether I have not reached
prison," said Mrs. Minnie Moore Wil
son, of Klssimmee, Fla., who is vis
iting in New York city. "Every
house here locked up; every door
bolted; in the restaurants signs, 'Not
Responsible for Coats and Hats;' the
streets fulPof police; the papers full
of court trials and murder stories!
"In the picturesque palmetto
camps of the Seminole Indians in
the Everglades wilderness there are
no doors, no police, no laws, 110
trespassing, no murder, no lying, no
cheating, no stealing, no private
property. There is, however, order.
There is peace. There is respect.
There is honor.
" 'Me no want be civilized,' said
an Indian brave to me, as I tried to
explain the charms and benefits of
the white man's culture. 'By and
Iby big sleep come. Me want see
Great Spirit. Me want see my
grandfather. Me no think white man
find Great Spirit easy.'
"When I walk up Broadway," she
added, "I understand the Indian's
Mrs. Wilson has been for many
years admitted to the personal
friendship of the Seminole tribe. She
is the only white woman to enjoy
this privilege. She was very active
in the movement which, in 1917, re
sulted in a Government grant of
100,000 acres of land to the tribe.
She wore the other day a beaded
vest of colored oak leaves, which
she said had just come to her as
an anonymous gift from some Indian
maker. It was the more ' flattering
because of the symbolism of the col
ors. , The pink meant honor; the yel
low truth; the white purity, and so
It took me years to gain their
confidence," she said, "in spite of
the fact that my husband had known
them from the time he was a little
boy. They are very suspicious of
wnite men. They have a saying,
'White man no good. Lie too much.' "
The language, she said, is full of
pithy and descriptive phrase. An
Indian who had never seen an ele
phant before, saw one in a circus
parade. He christened it "e-po-lo
wa-kee" —(heap long nose).
New National Guard
[From the Philadelphia Inquirer]
Governor Sproul, through his Ad
jutant General, is carrying out the
reorganization of the Pennsylvania
National Guard in a thoroughly ef
ficient manner. The new brigadiers
and all of the colonels, whether of
the staff or line, are chosen from
those who had active service abroad
in the late war and most of them
are comparatively young men filled
with enthusiasm. This indicates
that the revived Guard wilj be far
more efficient than ever before.
Inasmuch as the Secretary of War
has told New York that its division
may retain its old number, "27,"
which it used abroad, it may be as
sumed that the same courtesy will
be shown Pennsylvania and that our
Guard will be the "28th" and also
will be known as the Iron or Key
stone Division. No other volunteer
division had a more active or
glorious service.
It is certain that there will be no
lack of enthusiastic young men who
have served abroad to enter the re
constituted Guard. Naturally some
of the older organizations must bo
broken up or lose their specific iden
tity, but it is planned that most of
them shall continue their career as
battalions and the historic sequence
will not be destroyed. All that Is
awaited Is a full understanding of
what Congress proposes to do. It
seems certain that the regular army
is going to be considerably smaller
than the 500,000 men asked for by
Secretary Baker. According as It is
smaller, the National Guard in the
various states is likely to be en
larged or helped financially.
Many of the young men who were
fed up on war a year ago are quite
willing for home service, and there
is no doubt that the encampment
next summer will be the most im
portant in the history of the State.
Girls Arbitrate Rent Rows
(From the New York World.)
The activities of Nathan Htrsch,
chairman of the mayor's committee
on profiteering, has brought to the
front as arbitrators In rent disputes
his young women stenographers.
Miss Eva R. Ohlbaum, while the
male members of the staff were busy
displayed great diplomacy in hand
ling a difficult case. She sat be
tween an excited Bronx tenant and
his landlord and reasoned with them
until they agreed on a truce.
The tenant agreed to keep away
his Socialist friends and be more
cleanly around the flat and more
attentive to the baby. The landlord
agreed to let him stay on until No
vember, and If he "behaves" he may
"oood for you," said the lady
judge, when the landlord made this
"Remember, its his house, not
yours," she admonished the tenant.
Two other arbitrators are Llllie
Grant, confidential secretary to the
committee, and Mary C. Tighe,
Princess Succors a Child
A charming story of Princess
Mary's kindness to a little Highland
girl is told by a Deeside correspond
ent of the London Graphic.
The queen and her daughter were
out . driving the other day when, p.s
they neared the castle on their re
turn journey, they noticed a child
in the roadway who was weeping
bitterly. Her majesty had the car
riage stopped and after some, diffi
culty, got the little one to tell her
what was the matter. She had been
stung by a wasp.
Princess Mary, after pacifying the
child, said, "come home with me,
dear, and I will cure you," and so
she did. When she arrived at the
castle, the princess applied one of
the simple remedies for stings, and,
after giving the baby her tea, sent
her home cured and happy.
Brave and Brainy
[From the Edinburgh Scotsman.]
Sweet Girl—The man I marry
must be both brave and brainy.
Adoring Youth—When wo were
out sailing and upset the boat, I
saved you from a watery grave.
Sweet Girl —That was brave, I ad
mit, but not brainy.
Adoring Youth—Yes, it was; I up
set the boat on purpose.
Five years later he wished he'd
only upset the boat.
Soldiers' Graves Photographed
[From the Edinburgh Scotsman.]
Since the work of the Diictoratc
of Graves Registration and Inquiries
was undertaken 120,000 photographs
of graves in France and Belgium,
and 2,400 photographs taken in
other theaters of war, have been
supplied to the relatives o* soldiers.
There are still some 35,795 requests
to be dealt with and announcement
j has been made that no further ap
plications will be received.
iEimtutg CHjat
ties -win nf , is possible . commuui-
Nattonii % K ? n units in 'he new
whioH Guard similar to those
ment nnrMk l. ln the old establish
wm k historical designations
done OrJroF l \ e en, n where H can be
nhia . lon ° r the Fhiladel
was Whsn^f nta WHI be much as it
:£SB,r r™
, all sulVe™-
If it h/d 2 armory facilities,
the la?e off Tvf d the sBgestion of
donated a hin o °'? aB J ' stew art and
would n-fir ground the Stats
an armnX Provided the money for
fty and ri CrCdltable to munlcipol
house nrvf rnonwealth and able to
Eighth infnn y headf l u arters of the
ganizatinn t,le train or
fon ' , but the tw o infantry let
supply" con eS ' t he bea dquartors and
panfes m" Pf"' 68 ' the tru<jk com
dSmlt e / un "nits, sanitary
S"®' and the Governor's
perhaDs l a , bat tery of artillery and
Now a ' gnal coffany as well.
, ow 't has an old armory hardly
Ptnies en iPt Kl i f ° r tWO infantry com-
Governnr'i S, ® tho others, and the
Governor s Troop has no home at all.
war and Wlth 3 ' 500 men the
it is Thl,!" en r'able Guard record,
faclHH k aS badly oft f ol ' armory,
nnrtM.ffi beCauße of ungraspcd op
beine fg V*. a " y in the Stut e. this
being the plain truth.
• • 1
Da^fn^fn 1 hundred Harrisburgers and
HPM* county men will go into the
?£.V? woodlands of Dauphin,
th 3f a " Cumberland to-day for
WrVS' ng of the first small game
ird season under the game code as
changed by the last Legislature. In
u"" m . ber of instances the bag limits
ha\e been reduced and more strin
gent regulations have been made re
tres P ass ing upon lands
which have been posted by their
owners. Registration of hunters has
been reported the last week or so
mimtv n<i anything known in the
tnkinJ'A number of city residents
R♦ licenses being significant.
ma<lc by State same officers
U F ame ia abundant,
especially in places where sports
men s associations have taken steps
to feed the birds or to plant grain
TV.. !, h furnis h their food.
The mild winter was very favorable
to the birds and in addition to the
steps taken by the State wardens at
i the game preserves near Elizabeth-
Mile and New Germantown there
was much activity by game clubs
and individuals to propagate ami
the birds. Ruffed grouse,
which have been protected by law
since the fall of 1917, are now legal
and they have been seen along Sher
manis creek. Many quail have been
in districts where the birds have
been fed even in sight of the State
Capitol. It is expected that there
w'" be greater interest in hunting
this fall than for a long: time, re
turn of men from military service
having stimu'ated the registration of
Late seeding of grain fields is be
coming the rule in Southern Penn
sylvania, and if weather continues
favorable into November, as it was
last j ear, there will be a big acreage
put into wheat and rye this vear in
the lower Susquehanna valley. Al
ready the reports made to the State
Department of Agriculture indicate
that late seeding Is general in Cum
berland, Berks, York and Franklin
counties and that In northern sec
tions some experiments have been
made. The State authorities arc
urging every effort to prevent spread
of the grain moth, which causes a
loss of a million do'lars to Pennsyl
vania wheat growers every year and
which can be halted by precautions
taken now. Similarly, the pests
which ruined some of the wheat in
the Cumberland Valley belt this year
can be headed off.
Pennsylvania has some varieties of
potatoes immune from the destruc
tive potato wart and a few of the
varieties are being grown in the
lower anthracite field where the wart
has made the worst havoc and have
been produced within sight of the
buildings of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
and Harrisburg, according to J. G.
Sanders, the head of the State Bu
reau of Plant Industry. Director
Sanders has been specializing in the
potato wart, and after a study of
conditions in Pennsylvania and Great
Britain and Ireland is working on a
plan to change the varieties so that
the wart will be eliminated. It is
now the plan to Import in conjunc
tion with the Federal Government
some varieties of potato which with
stand the blight and to get tho
knowledge of the immune varieties
to the growers, especially those in or
near the cities. "If we can do this
we will save many dollars' loss"
said he.
• • •
Trolley officials had their own time
making decisions yesterday on dogs.
Last evening a number of men who
started out for the opening of the
bird season to-day went to the sta
tion with their dogs. The dogs did
not like the street cars and the
church-goers did not like the dogs.
—Dr. 'WiHiam A. Granville, presi
dent of Gettysburg College, has been
addressing alumni in western coun
—Provost Edgar F. Smith, of the
University of Pennsylvania, Is to be
given a degree by Queen's College,
of Canada.
—Dr. Henry S. Dimker, of Lehigh,
is one of the State's original con
—Dr. W. H. Crawford, reappointed
to tho College and University Coun
cil, is head of Allegheny College,
which has a greater enrollment than
ever this year.
—Dr. Martin G. Brumbaugh, for
mer Governor, has been lecturing in
New England.
—Dr. W. H. Walker, of Duquesne
University, has been giving a series
of lectures In Allegheny county
—President J. H. McCrackney. of
Lafayette, seldom misses a football
—Dr. Herbert A. Miller, of Ober
lin College, addressed Pittsburgh
clubs to-day on substitutes for revo
—Dr. C. C. Green, head of Clarion
State Normal School, has reported a.
record enrollment. .
—Chancellor S. B. McCor.mlck. of
the University of Pittsburgh, is plan
ning college extensions.
—Harrisburg has lnul two
chances to get colleges located
here and let both go by?
.—Meadow Lane, ona of the first
thoroughfares in Harrisburg, wnt 4g
originally an Indian trail and has
disappeared from the map.