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For toe are Cod's fclloie-tcorkcrs:
yc are God's husbandry, Cod's
building. —l. COB. 3 : 9.
({T'T'fE MUST develop a reason
yy able method for honest
" and efficient labor to ac
quire an interest in the business to
which labor is expected to give its
best efforts," said National Repub
lican Chairman Will H. Hays' speak
ing at Springfield, 111., last night.
And he continued: "Pending this
levelopment the equilibrium between
production and wages must be es
tablished and there must be justice
for all exact justice, the justice
of right and reason, but not of
If the Republican party goes be
fore the people on that kind of a
platform next year it will sweep the
jountry, as it ought to do.
The average businessman is no
siere dollar getter. He must make a
profit or go to the wall. No man,
Whether he be businessman or lab
orer, works for nothing. So, first of
ill, the businessfnan must sec to it
Jhat there ia a proper return on
the money invested. But beyond
that he has come to the place where
he is very willing to share, and share
generously* Capital never again will
make the profits it did a few years
ago, and most industrial managers
accept this condition with good grace
and are willing to go along. But
before they can talk profit-sharing
or business co-partnership they must
be assured that there is going to be
something to divide. In short, be
fore any real progress can be made,
labor and capital must get together
on something like a reasonable basis
of understanding. And strikes and
lock-outs are poor ways of reaching
that happy stage. ,
TTT E know that the forty
yy four-hour week cannot
feed the world and we
proclaim that it cannot clothe it."
This is a quotation from some reso
lutions by the Farmers' National
Congress at Hagerstown, Md., in op
position (o radical labor methods
and in protest against domination of
affairs by a comparatively small mi
nority of the people. The conference
went on record as favoring a Fed
eral Court of Arbitration and also
proclaimed the "conservation of the
American farmer a bulwark of na
tional defense against the dangerous
foreign influences at work to-day."
Day by day the influence of con
servative thought in this country is
more and more permeating all
classes of the people, and it is be
lieved that the time is not far dis
tant when we shall emerge from a
period of unrest and discontent un
paralleled in the history of the
United States with chastened spirit
and a better appreciation than ever
before of the splendid heritage of
our institutions, our liberty and our
individual opportunities.
AT LAST the Department of Jus
tice has shown its teeth.
Having rounded up radicals
by the hundreds the next thing
should be to get all of the aliens out
of the country and to put the native
born where they will not have oppor
tunity to spread their pernicious doc
And while Mr. Palmer is about it,
Why not round up James Maurer?
The Attorney General, speaking at
the Capitol Thursday, read extracts
Irom Maurer's speeches, which, if
accurately quoted, mark him as an
enemy of the United States goverrw
ment, which means that he is an'
enemy of the labor unions he claims
to represent. "You cannot be too
revolutionary to suit me," he is re
ported to have told western radicals,
and said other things which indicate
that he is among those who are try
ing to upset the United States gov
ernment. If Mr. Palmer knows
these things about M&urer, why does
he not arrest him?
Every man who plots against the
United States is an enemy of all
law-abiding people. He is worse
than the man who commits a crime
against tho individual, because he
plans to ruin all of us and to plunge
us into Just such a mess of rapine,
murder and starvation as exists in
Russia, where workmen are labor
ing under condition that approach
slavery, being forced to stick to
their jobs whether they want to or
not; where women are common
property, married or single; where
thousands have been shot or tor
tured to death, and where the aged
and the children are starving at the
rate of thousands every day.
The public is with the government
in its raids on tho "reds" and will
hope that while they are about it
the Department of Justice agents
will make their job complete and
effective. There is no place in this
country for the man who does not
believe in our form of government.
If he doesn't like it let him get out,
or failing that, let us put him out.
THE Kunsas City Star quotes at
length the sayings of Theodore
Roosevelt on class antagonisms
and the evils arising therefrom.
Roosevelt had the gift of putting
into forceful sentences the thoughts
of the multitude. He said what mil
lions of his fellow countrymen only
thought, and he said it in a way that
brooks no denial. Among the para
graphs the Star republishes are
these, which no newspaper need feel
ashamed to set forth in this period
of stress as outlining its own edi
torial thought:
Neither Plutocracy Nor Mob
| This government is not and never
| shall be a government by plutoc-
I racy. This government is not and
never shall be government by a mob.
It shall continue to be in the future
what it has been in the past, a gov
ernment based on the theory that
each man, rich or poor, is to be cre
ated simply and solely on his worth
as a man; that all his personal and
property rights are to be safeguard
ed; and that he is neither to wrons
others nor to suffer wrong from
others. —From President Roosevelt's
Message to Congress, December 5,
Tlie Two Evils
The triumph of the mob is just
as evil a thing as the triumph of the
plutocracy, and to have escaped one
danger avails nothing if we succumb
to the other. * * There is
nothing to choose between. * * *
Fundamentally they are alike in
their selfish disregard of the rights
of others. —From President Roose
velt's Message to Congress. Decem
ber, 3, 1906.
Tlie Class Agitator
Any man who tries to excite class
hatred, sectional hate, hate of
creeds, any kind of hatred in our
community, though hd may affect to
do it in the interest of the class he
is addressing, is, in the long run,
with absolute certainty, that class's
own worst enemy.—President Roose
velt in Omaha, April 27, 1903.
One Daw For All
Mr. Shea, X can only repeat what
I have said. I am a believer in
unions. lam an honoiaiy member
of one union. But the union must
obey the law; just as every man,
rich or poor, must obey the law.—
President Roosevelt to a strike com
mittee, May 10, 1905.
Predatory Wealth
One great problem that we have
before us is to preserve the rights
of property; these can only be pre-'
served if we remember that they are
in less jeopardy from the Socialist
and the Anarchist than from the
predatory man of wealth. —Quoted
in Lewis' "Life of Theodore Roose
No Class Gains from tlie Misfortune
of Another
There is no worse enemy qf the
wageworker than the man who con
dones mob violence in any shape
or who preaches class hatred; and
surely the slightest acquaintance
with our industrial history should
teach even the most shortsighted
that the times of most suffering for
our people as a whole, the times
when business is stagnant and capi
tal suffers from shrinkage and gets
no return from its investments, are
exactly the times of hardship "and
want and grim disaster among the
poor. If all the existing instrumen
talities of wealth could be abolished,
the first and severest suffering
would come among those of us who
are least well off at present. The
wageworker is well off only when
the rest of the country is well off,
and he can best contribute to the
general well being by showing sanity
and a firm purpose to do justice to
others. —President Roosevelt at
Syracuse, September 7, 1913.
All of these things Roosevelt said
or wrote more than ten years ago
to-day. They might have been ut
tered in the present crisis. Would
that we had a Roosevelt at the helm
now, but having none we at least
may avail ourselves of his counsel
and advice, and we would do well to
give heed to whiit he—the great
friend of the common people—had
to say on problems such as those
with which the Nation is now con
THI3 American Civic Association
in session in Philadelphia this
week is giving consideration to
many important matters affecting
the improvement and development
of cities and out of this meeting will
doubtless come great good for the
whole Commonwealth.
The State Bureau of Municipal
ities in the department presided over
by Secretary of Internal Affairs
j Woodward is achieving much in
overcoming conditions in the smaller
municipal units of the State, and the
prospect of still further usefulness
is encouraging to those who have
developed a fine spirit of co-opera
tion between these smaller munici
palities and the department on
Capitol Hill.
There can be little doubt that with
in the next few years the small
boroughs and towns of Pennsylvania
will compare most favorably with
similar places in New England and
elsewhere because of the helpful as
sistance which is now being ren
dered by this important bureau.
"po££t£co Lk
"Pt KK^lccuda,
By the Kx-Committeeman
Men who have been observing the
trend of National politics at Wash
ington and who have been noting
opinions expressed in New England,
New York and the Middle West late
ly, have been remarking that the
two men now most talked about as
presidential timber are Pennsyl
vanians, Governor William C. Sproul
on the Republican side and Attorney
General A. Mitchell Palmer, Demo
crat. Some are of the belief that
their names will be much heard of
in tho next few months and huve
remarked upon the singularity that
two lifelong intimate friends should
be so much and so peculiarly placed
in the political talk of the day.
The Governor's speeches in Massa
chusetts have drawn to him in New
England the attention which he at
tracted while at the conference of
the governors in the West. In New
York he is much mentioned and at
Washington he is much watched.
The Attorney General is said by
many prominent Democrats to have
strong support all over the country
and while he may not be the man
whom many think will receive the
Wilson mantle he is nevertheless a
big figure in Democratic talk.
—This prominence of the Attor
ney General is one of the reasons
why his friends among the Demo
crats in this State are working so
hard to line up candidates for na
tional delegate in his behalf. There
has been much work done along
that line in the last month, and as
Palmer now stands as the undis
puted leader of the reorganization
faction and the chief object of the
dislike of the other faction he is on
a fair way to be the center of a
conflict in which the odds are that
he will get most of the delegates.
—The Democratic ringmasters
will be getting together in the next
few weeks to arrange the slates for
delegates and as soon as the offi
cial counts are ended they will be
—For the last few days men in
politics have been studying the re
sults. There have not been many
upsets. The Republicans seem to
have been more generally successful
than many people thought would be
possible at the time of the primaries.
—Governor Sprouf has been re
ceiving complimentary A telegrams
upon his appointment oWwilliam B.
Linn, of Philadelphia, to the supe
rior court bench. Mr. Linn's quali
fications have been praised by many
eminent men and some of the mes
sages from men high up in the law
are notable.
-—S. S. Riddle, named yesterday as
chief of the new Bureau of Rehabili
tation, has won that place on his
merits. He has been making a study
of the way men injured in industry
and war have been fitted for earn
ing livings in avocations suitable to
their physical condition and is one
of the best posted men in the State
on the subject. Commissioner Con
nelly says he was glad to secure him
for the organization of the new
bureau which has such an important
—People here who know Senator
Edwin H. Vare will read with inter
est the remarks that he made at
the Reber dinner to Mayor-elect J.
Hampton Moore in Washington on
Thursday night. The dinner was re
garded by Philadelphia newspapers
as a love feast and as the time for
forgetting animosities. It seems to
have been more than a mere con
gratulatory event and to have had
much political significance. Here
are some of the Vare remarks, which
have the characteristic Vare slant:
"We made our fight on Mr. Moore
at the primaries. We lost, and he,
beating us, automatically won our
"No condition can arise which
will make us two brothers become
snakes in the grass. We'll be with
Mr. Moore politically and every
other way for a sane and sensible ad
"We have been beaten before and
'came back,' and expect it to happen
"Twenty-five per cent, of the men
with whom officeholders come in
contact are cheats. Moore knows
them and how to deal with them."
"I have no faith in reformers, be
cause no man can succeed in office
unless he knows politics."
"Stuart's administration as mayor
was the only successful one in thirty
five years."
—The progress of the counts in
York and Columbia counties is at
tracting State-wide attention. The
Columbia county Itetpublicans de
clare that they will not allow Gern
naria to be counted out and threaten
a court contest. In York it is a see
—Charles R. Michael, tUe well
posted Washington correspondent of
the Philadelphia Press, says in a dis
patch to that newspaper that Penn
sylvania politics is taking on a deter
mined aspect. He goes on to say fur
ther: "Representative George S.
Graham, as the member from the
State on the National Congressional
Committee and chairman of the Fi
nancial Committee, has started a
monthly conference of the delegation,
with—the idea of bringing about a
friendly and co-operative spirit in
the delegation and of electing thirty
four Republican members to the next
Congress. He concedes the Demo
crats two places, the Berks-Lehigh
district and the Northampton-Car
bon-Monroe district. When the
campaign actually opens next year,
the Congressional Committee will
have' headquarters in Harrisburg
and from there in conjunction with
the State Committee will be con
ducted the hardest battle to defeat
Democrats holding places in normal
Republican districts ever staged in
Pennsylvania. Mr. Graham will have
the assistance of Representatives
Krelder, Porter, Hulings and Har
—Col. L. W. Strayer, of the Pitts
burgh Dispatch, also remarks that
greater attention than ever is going
to be given to congressional elections
next year in Pennsylvania.
America's Need
[From the Albany Journal]
This country needs more Ameri
-1 can-born young men who are not
under the delusion that any other
than a dressed-up Job is beneath
their dignity)
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The Basket of Memories
This is the market of live and learn,
Here is the stall where they sell
the spring.
And here is the stand where the
memories burn.
And what will you have? There
is everything!
Sell me, oh, sell me, dear merchant
of joy.
Memories of childhood in far
away hip (Is.
And dear little visions of old play
mate faces,
Comrades of youth holding hands
in our bunds!
This is the market of never again.
Bouquets and branches of beauti
ful joys,
So fill up your basket, ye women and
With memories of days of the
girls and the boys!
Sell me, oh, sell me, dear keeper of
A lane in the country, a rose by
the gate,
The sweet honeysuckle all over the
And the rose by the path In its
regal estate!
Home, with the basket aswing on
your arm.
Brimmed with the dreams of the
days that have been.
And roads running sweet by the
village and farm.
And down through the valleys and
meadows of green!
Fill high the basket, the stalls are so
In life's dreamy market, and
prices are low—
For all that they ask is a smile, with
its wine.
And away with your basket piled
high you may go!
—Folger McKinney, in the Balti
more Sun.
Pershing's Military Policy
"As a military policy we should
"A.—A permanent military estab
lishment large enough to provide
against sudden attack.
"B.—A small force sufficient for
expeditionary purposes to meet our
international obligations, particular
ly on the American continent.
"C. —Such force as may be neces
sary to meet our internal require
"D.—A trained citizen reserve or
ganized to meet the emergency of
"In addition to preparing our
young manhood to defend their
country, universal military training
brings many benefits whlcn our
Government should hasten to pro
vide. It develops the physical vigor
and manliness. It develops the
mentality. It would decrease illit
eracy. It teaches men discipline
and respect for constituted authori
ty. It encourages initiative and gives
young men confidence in themselves.
It better prepares young men for the
duties of citizenship.
"Such training is especially need
ed among our alien population, who
would learn something of our lan
guage and our institutions. All these
benefits have been bestowed upon
the men who composed our forces
during the war and the benefits of
such training should be universally
extended to all our young men.
Through services it increases their
patriotism. It broadens their views
through associating with men of all
classes. It Is democratic.
Old Constitution Good Enough
[From the New York Times,]
So there was nothing nebulous,
vague or intangible about American
freedom. The Constitution, whose
birthday the Nation celebrated a
few years ago, was no glorious spree
of words like the French Declara
tion of the Rights of Man. It was
made up of hard and practical
declarations, and we have lived by
them ever since. Now we are told,
suddenly that a new charter of
human liberty has been discovered
and are invited to take it as our
guide and sail unknown seas utter
ing invocations in its name. The
old Constitution served us well. It
served well the men who came here
from other countries. Now that it
is suddenly assailed by some among
them who have been at no pains to
learn what the instrument means,
what the principles of our Govern
ment are, and by their intellectual
blood-relatives of American descent,
the men and women who love it and
believe in It should awake and
stand by it.
Christ and the Sinners
This is ii faithful saying, and
worthy of all acceptation, that
Christ Jesus .came into the world to
save sinners, of which I am chief.—
Timothy i, II
Report by Win. B. Gray, Major of Engineers, United States Army,
Perhaps it will be thought that
on account of the war the United
States has exported so much more
coal than formerly as to account for
the shortage.
As a matter of fact, the exports,
according to figures compiled'by the
National City Bank of New York,
have not greatly increased. Accord
ing to these figures the United States
exported in 1914 a total of 19,664,-
000 tons of coal, valued at $49,921,-
000. During 1915 exports dropped
1,500,000 tons, but in 1916 exports
went up again to more than 22,500,-
000 tons. In 1917 to.tal coaljexports,
both anthracite and bituminous, were
24,269,000 tons, valued at $83,119,-
000. During the same period ex
ports of coke went from 742,476
tons in 1914, valued at $2,790,000, to
1,171,000 tons in 1917, valued at
$6,281,000 in round numbers.
Of the total exports of coal during
all of this time, Canada has taken
rather more than half, with other
countries importing our coal as fol
Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Italy,
Panama, Mexico, Cuba, other West
Indian Islands and Bermuda.
Bunker Supply
The increase the quantity of
bunker coal supplied at United States
ports to foreign trade vessels like
wise shows too small a change to
have affected the coal situation to
an appreciable extent. In 1913 the
quantity of bunker coal thus sup
plied was 7,350,000 tons, valued at
$23,690,000. In 1917, 7,729,000
bunker tons were supplied, with a
value of $30,496,000. The abov
figures would show that out of a
total increased production of ap
proximately 80,000,000 tons for 1917,
as compared with 1913, the exports
of coal and the increased bunker
supply to vessels have used up only
about 3,000,000 tons altogether of
this increase, leaving the net gain
for purely domestic purposes at
about 77,000,000 tons.
It has been seen that the actual
quantity of coal produced in the
This Is Americanization
"Get acquainted with your next
door neighbor, the foreign-born im
migrant, and make him feel at
home, if you want to protect this
country from radicalism in thought,
word and action," is the advice of
Judge Joseph Buffington, of the
United States circuit court of ap
peals, an authority on immigration.
For twenty-five years this judge
has sat in the naturalization court.
Stirring the melting pot for so long,
the judge, than whom there is no
stauncher advocate of Americanism,
knows the immigrant from A to Z.
Out of every seven of our Ameri
can population one is a foreign-born
citizen and another the son or
daughter of foreign-born parentage.
America has been guilty of snob
bishness, according to the judge's
observations; Instead of welcoming
the immigrant with a hearty hand
shake and making him feel at home,
America has neglected him. Conse
quently he has fallen into the hands
of false prophets. These agitators,
preaching false doctrines, have led
the immigrant away from the ideals
that lured him to our shores.
"Mix with him," admonishes
Judge Buffington. "If he hasn't
started right over here it is our
fault. Teach him right and he'll go
right What the foreign-born did
during the war is the best evidence
of what he will do under enlight
ened guidance. Remember, the
basis of democracy is self-govern
ment. That, means government of
self and not selfish government. As
a people we are all of two classes;
those grasping for so-called rights
and those doing their duty. One
thousand men must do their duty
that one man may enjoy a single
right. Let's do our duty and be a
brother to the foreign-born."
Educational Savings
[From the fioston Transcript]
Is there any well-wisher of the
nation's welfare who wouldn't have
our school teachers paid salaries
that will enable them to lay by
something more than a cotton um
brella .and a pair of rubbers for a
"rainy day?"
All Guilty
[From Seattle Post-Intelligencer.]
There are so many jay walkers and
so many Jay drivers that it hardly be
hooves any driver to talk about Jay
walkers, or any walker to mention
the jay driven.
United States in 1917 increased about
60,000,000 tons over the 1916 pro
Various Uses of Coal
Industrial steam trade 33
Railroal fuel 28
Domestic and small steam trade, 16
Manufacture of beehive coke .. 9
Manufacture of by-product coke . 4
Exports 4
Steamship bunkers at tidewater 2
Used at tho mines 2
Manufacture of coal gas ...... 1
Unlisted uses . 1
The above industrial statistics
show the extent of the industrial
conditions in the area traversed by
the Susquehanna River in Pennsyl
vania only.
. A reasonable expectation of
water transportation business for a
navigable Susquehanna River would
equal the capacity of the locks to
pass the barges, about 16,000,000
tons a season.
Coal 12,000,000 Tons
Agricultural 11,500,000 Tons
Miscellaneous .... 2;500,000 Tons
We believe your investigation and
survey will amplify the facts here
tofore stated and will justify a re
port recommending that appropria
tions be made and the necessary
steps taken to make the Susque
hanna River navigable.
Summing up:
My personal opinion is that mak
ing the Susquehanna River navi
gable is practical.
As an additional transporta
tion facility it is necessary.
For the reduction of freight
charges and the development of in
terstate commerce, it is justifiable.
For the conservation of water
•and flood control, jointly with the
production of electric power, it is
For the benefits to be derived by
the Eastern Soaboaf® States and
the Nation, it should be made navi
gable delay.
[Tne End.]
Father Stole Gypsy Queen
[From the Portland Oregonian]
A Romany love story involving
the possession of pretty Bakouche
Mark, gypsy queen, the tale of a
marriage after the quaint old gypsy
customs and a breathless escape in
the high powered motor car of her
father after this marriage and
proved irksome, was related in mu
nicipal court when Steve John, lead
er of a gypsy band, appeared on a
charge of kidnaping his own
daughter from the girl's mother-in
law, Rosa Mark.
It was a case of her daughter-in
law or her ducats with Rosa Mark,
who declared that she had paid S6OO
for the girl at the time of the mar
riage to Michael Mark a few months
Representations being made by
the District Attorney that the girl
had not been taken away against
her will, and that it was consequent
ly not a case of kidnaping, the
judge discharged Steve John. Pretty
j 8-year-old Bakouche Mark and
Rosa Mark, who had been held in
connection with the case, were also
"I want to go back to my father,"
said the girl in court.
She said that following her mar
riage her mother-in-law sent her to
-Oregon City to tell fortunes, and
that she made sls a day, which was
appropriated by Mrs. Mark.
The girl said that her youthful
husband was lazy and that she was
tired of ljving with him. She said
Bhe wrpt? a letter to her father and
asked him to come and get her and
take her away from a life which
hod proved unhappy.
There were other witnesses, how
ever, who asserted the fact
that Steve John had discovered a
suitor at Sacramento who was will
ing to pay $2,000 for the girl which
i At 6A. M., For Instance
[From Blighty, London.]
We should he surprised if we saw
ourselves as others see us. But our
surprise would be nothing compared
to theirs if they could see us as we
see ourselves.
WHY? '
[From the Dallas News.]
One of the strtmgest things in the
world is why a woman will tell the
neighbors her daughter can sing
when their ears ure perfectly ob
r NOVEMBER 8, 1919.
Governor Sproul
[From the Oil City Herald]
"Keep your eye on Governor
Sproul, of Pennsylvania. ... A
strong, brave, clear-minded states
man has appeared."
You would stop and look at those
words, coming from any source, but
the source is one to add immensely
to their weight. For the man who
says that is not of Governor Sprout's
political party; he is and all his life
has been an antagonist of the in
terests that used to imagine that
Mr. Sproul was friendly to them;
he is a man in whose downright, im
placable honesty of opinion and
purpose even his enemies always be
In a word, we are quoting from an
editorial in the Commoner, signed
by William Jennings Bryan.
Its force is not in that it comes
from a Democrat. No Democrat, as
a Democrat, has any reason to ap
prove Governor Sproul; his Repub
licanism is past question or ques
tioning. Tho force is in the fact
that an honest man, whose political
and patriotic purposes are deeper
than partisan lines, recognizes an
honest man and is fair-minded
enough to declare what he sees.
Mr. Bryan's observation lies
parallel with our own. Herald
readers will remember that, some
months ago, we expressed the opin
ion that Mr. Sproul could be trusted
to perform the promises he had
made to the people of this Common
wealth. We formed that opinion
from observation of the man and
more from tho belief in him that we
found in men who knew him and
had studied his character and ca
reer at close contact Events seem
amply to confirm the opinion.
! The office of Governor of Pennsyl
vania is not'an easy position to fill.
Many a man placed there has made
disastrous failure, even when actu
ated by the best of motives and at
tempting to follow high ideals.
Many a man whom the people trust
. " as been found a broken reed
when the infinite pressure of the
Place has fallen upon him. But
Governor Sproul has not disappoint
ed anybody whose disappointment is
not a public blessing. A careful ob
work th ° f r hiS ° fflcial attitude a "d
' ar - establishes the be
lief that he is, day by day, remem
bering the high trust of his office
and conducting himself with the
welfare of the people of Pennsyl
vania constantly i n view.
tarfiiS ß Partisans, but regardless of
f and as ci tizens of a
toward ft people begin to look
toward Harrisburg and say: "We
have a good Governor."
Mr. Bryan further expresses the
may lo And in *o® Re P ub lican party
may fi n d j n Governor Sproul its
most available presidential candi-
WHni." 1920 -„ w e are neither se
for tho w n ° r V ll boom,n *" candidates
for the Republican party; indeed, we
always felt a sort of aversion' for
these early-bird" nominations, but
nobody can doubt that Governor
Sproul needs only to follow the
course that he has already well be
gun to make himself a commanding
figure In the politics of the Nation
Native ability and force he has in
plenty; his training in statecraft has
been long and complete; let him
now demonstrate to completion, as
he has begun to demonstrate, that
he is a man upon whom the people
can depend for the honest, capable
and fearless serving of their inter
ests in high office, and no man may
uf e . ?! " m 't upon the service to
which he may be called.
Force of Habit
A weary editor I know,
A man forlorn, who's on the go
From early mom to midnight chime.
Refusing poets all the time.
Declining verse
And stories terse;
Some of them mine, too—which is
He has an automatic way.
And wades through half-a-ton a day.
And on the yarns unwanted he
Sticks little tabs monot-nously
And back they fly
To writers shy.
Who weep and wish that he might
One day the firm of Fee and Film
Dispatched a big blue form to him,
Whieh said an uncle in Fiji
Left him a noble legacee;
And he with speed ,
Returned the screed,
"Declined with thanks!" pinned to
the deed.
—London Punch
How to Become Wealthy
[From Blighty, London]
From a notice in an up-to-date
office: "Silence is golden. Gold's
i scarce. Don't talk."
lEttntttig GUjat
in W° f .i h 2.. Pennsylvanla troops
n iot. d War may be displayed
}" lar * e ornamental Si ass cases in
if%?. .° r n c,ose to the rotunda
of the State Capitol tnatead.of being
other J n nt( r hea * as are th<s flags 04
other wars, including the great eol
ard. ° n Since War batt ' e 8tafl
„ ... e 0,6 completion of the
assembling of the flags of the Key- "
some nf V a on n and the gathering of
80th rtui V® BS of thu 79th and
sfin. d ' v ' s,ons Plans for a proper
rw 'if ° 4 | colors have been un
nrlt d ' scussi ° n - The niches on the
hv ee?e 0r . ho Ca P lt ol are filled
by colors borne in war and the only
flnnr iS nlch es arc on the second—
Numerous expressions favorlw
tirft n displaying of the flags on the
first floor have been made and studies
are now being made of long glass
cases similar in design to those in
i n 8 wber ein the many flags
of the recent war can be shown to
best advantage. A number of flags
of units raised in Pennsylvania and
not assigned to any of the divisions
formed of men from this State have
been located and will be diplayed
with the divisional unit flags. The
details of the formal transfer of the
flags have not been discussed, but
will be taken up by the State authori
ties this winter.
• •
General inquiries into the manner
in which foods of various kinds are
being majde up, especially with re
gard to use of water, flour and other
materials to "fatten" them, are being
undertaken by the agents of the
State Bureau of Poods. In a num
ber of instances it has been found
that sausage was watered and 1
dredged with flour, while charges
that water has been used have been
made in regard to milk, vinegar and
other things, Including butter. The
problem which the State authorities
must meet is to establish that the
food was watered and that the water
did not get into the product natu
rally or in the proper processes.
• • •
Its odd the way ideas about such
meetings as the "fair price" confer
ence held here on Thursday get into
tho public mind. The meeting was
scarcely a day old before its effects
began to be noticed. A couple of
men went into an ice cream soda
place and instead of just ordering
and paying afterwards they asked
the price. Then they kicked. The
man in charge made out his side
and they told him they could buy
cheaper elsewhere and did not want
any frills, Just plain stuff. And they
went two doors away and bought.
In another instance a man told a
grocer he did not want cheese with
tin foil on it, but just plain cheese.
The manner in which the hunters
of Dauphin county have been break
ing all records for the taking out
of hunter's licenses has been inter- ,
esting officials about the court
house. County Treasurer Mark
Mumma says that he did not think
there were so many hunters in the
whole county and that the demand
has made his force work over time.
Dauphin bids fair to go ahead of
York and Lancaster which have
been among the blue ribbon coun
"• • •
Francis Feehan, who roted
against the proposed State-wide
strike at the Pittsburgh conference
Sunday, is well known here, as he
was the labor member of the Tener
Workmen's Compensation Commis
sion land has been prominent in;
miners' affairs for years. He fre
quently comes here through his '
connection with the State govern
ment, as a supervising factory in
• * •
A Harrisburg visitor in York saw
a rather amusing accident the other
day in that fair city, when a
venerable taxlcab approached him,
running on three wheels and close
ly followed by the fourth, which
had just come off and was pursuing
the cab in an evident effort to re
cover itself. Before the taxi could
come to a stop, the wheel turned
off the main road and when last
seen was tearing down the hill to- ,
wards the York county poorhouse "
as fast as its old worn tread would
carry it The taxi driver is prob
ably still searching for that wheel.
• • •
A boy just about old enough to
take out a hunter's license made
some older hunters look dizzy yes
terday morning. He got off a car
coming from out Linglestown way
and walked across Capitol park
carrying a small rifle, boy's size,
and leading a white dog, also boy's
size. He had on puttees and an old
coat with his license sewed on the
arm. A juvenile hunter's cap and
a jaunty air completed all but one
feature of the picture. And that
was the legal bag of squirrels on a
string over his shoulder. He had
been out a few hours and knew
where to look and how to shoot.
• * •
—Col. Henry W. Shoemaker, the
author, who was here yesterday, has
just finished making a tour of the
northern State forests.
—John Hall Rankin, new head of
the State Board of Examiners of
Architects, is designer of a number
of big buildings in Philadelphia.
—Secretary of Agriculture Fred
Rasmussen is kept busy filling en- •
gagements for speaking at farmers'
—Mayor John V. Kosek, of
Wilkes-Barre, who was here Thurs
day, was the man who tested the
right of third-class city mayors to
succeed themselves.
—John L. Robinson, who ran for
district attorney in Fayette, is a
veteran of overseas service.
—Louis Rleber, of Lansford, has
been chosen head of the Carbon
county school directors.
—That Harrisburg sold more
automobile trucks this year than
ever before?
—Three Indian villages were
within the limits of what is now
V. D. C. Puts Ban on Song
"The Battle* Hymn of the Repub
lic" is under the ban of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy in,,
Georgia as a result of resolutions
adopted at the State convention
pledging the organization, to en
deavor to prevent public rendering
of the song In the South.
After mentioning the song, the
resolutions adopted here say that
"while continuing to foster devoted
service to the United States, * * *
refuse to sing or teach songs that
celebrate tho victory of 4ormer
foes." Such action the resolution*
add, would, in view of the South'#*
loyalty, "profane the temple of pa