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1 am not bound to make the world j
go right;
Hut only to discover and to do,
With cheerful heart, the work that
Cod appoints.
THE country would be happy
have the Peace Treaty done with
and out of the way, but not at
the expense of public safety or the
best interests of the Nation. Presi
dent Wilson's message on this sub
ject will be awaited with the greatest
interest. It is to be hoped that it
will be conciliatory rather than die-:
tutorial; that it will b so worded as
to leave the way open for a states
manlike compromise. Unless he taites
a step toward accepting reservations
the treaty unquestionably will fall,
which is not to be desired. Even that
fundamental document of the Amer
ican Government, the Federal Con
stitution, was the result of a compro
mise, or series of them, so the Pre
sident need feel no hesitancy on
that score. Beside, all but one of
the important treaties made with j
other countries Since the Govern- i
ment came into being were adopted |
with amendments or reservations, so
why not this?
Go down the long list of great
treaties, from first to last, and the
only one to escape change at the
hands of the Senate was the Clay- j
ton-Bulwer treaty of ISSO, which
was rushed through, as the Presi
dent would have done with this, and
as everybody knows its hidden dan
gers have brought us on several oc
casions to the brink ot war —need-
lessly—with Great Britain.
John Jay's treaty with England—
the first under the constitution—did
not escape a very important amend
ment, but that eminent statesman
did not sulk in a corner on that
account. Nor did 'President Wash- '
Ington, who supported the treaty,
work himself to the point of a nerv
ous breakdown trying to over-ride
the will of the Senate. He simply
bowed to the vote of the majority.
Then came John Adams and his
treaty with France in 1800, adopted |
with a very radical reservation; j
President Polk's Oregon treaty in i
1846, which was approved with j
changes, and the Hay-Pauncefote j
treaty in 1900, which was amend- j
ed in the Senate and is now in force, j
And. finally, the President him- j
self has expressed himself in his i
work, "Congressional Government," j
making the following remarks on
the powers of the executive and the
The greatest consultative pri
vilege of the Senate—the great
est in dignity, at least, if not in
effect upon the interests of the
country—is its right to a ruling
voice in the ratification of treat
ies with foreign Powers. • • •
The President really has no voice
at all in the conclusions of the
Senate with reference to his diplo
matic transactions, or with refer
ence to any of the matters upon
which he consults it. • • •
He is made to approach that bodv
as a servant conferring with lii's
master, and of course deferring to
that master. • • •
To be sure, this was written in
1885, but certainly the situation has
not changed since then. The Presi
dent must recognize the rights of
the Senate now as he did then. If
he does, the Republicans no doubt
will meet him half way. If he does
not, and insists on the treaty as it
stands, with all its perils to Amer
ican peace. prosperity and inde
pendence, the treaty will be killed,
and its blood will be on the Presi
dent 's hands.
Emma Goldman and Alexander
Berkmann are leaving us to-day for
the land whence they came and which
will not be enriched in any manner
by their return. These radical nui
sances have done nothing to Justify
their residence in the United States,
and their kind should be deported as
rapidly as ships can be found to con
vey them to the other side of the
ocean. Uncle Sam has been most hos
pitable, but his patience is about ex
hausted. Guests who will do nothing
| but break up the furniture and de
stroy the peace and comfort of their
j hosts deserve no consideration what
l ever, and the Uoldmans and Berk
tranns should crowd the outgoing
steamers until the country has been
rid of their undesirable activities.
With eggs at present prices we
would like to know if 16 is the hens
[or the farmers who have refused to
The Erie Record. Erie. Kan., says
that the "Republican Senators Ameri
canized the League and then the
Democratic Senators killed it." Noth
ing more remains to be said.
From the increased number of low
neck dresses we see on the cars wo
jare inclined to think that winter has
:ut last arrived.
Save your fuel and gas and light
and thereby help prevent a coal short
The miner who won't take a 14 per
cent, advance in salary might be
given a taste of his own medicine,
which is "let the country freeze and
starve for all I care."
Here's hoping the Tech team does
what all its supporters believe it will.
THE death of General Felipe
Angeles before a firing squad
at Chihuahua City clearly dem
onstrates the general attitude of the
Carrhnza regime toward the United
States. General Angeles was ex
ecuted on the charge of traitor; trai
tor to an administration that he
felt did not represent his people.
All through the great war he was
a devout friend of the United States
and the Allies. His work with the
French government inspecting mu
nitions and his spectacular feat of
' perfecting the French "75." which
proved the most efficient weapon of
the war, brought to him the title of
military genius. The great respect
held for him by the French govern
ment was shown when he was made
a chevalier of the French Legion of
When the great war came to a
close he went back to his native
country with one thought uppermost
in his mind. That thought was to
help lift his country out of the
depths of outlawry or die in the at
tempt. In that he has kept his word.
Joining Villa upon'his return, he, of
course, brought upon himself the
immediate enmity of Carranza.
Whether we may believe him right
in casting his lot with the bandit,
it is said that Villa promised to stop
all attacks on foreigners if the mili
tary genius would join hands with
him. The sincerity of Angeles can
not be doubted. He knew the weak
ness and the strength of Carranza.
He felt that the Carranza govern
ment did not represent his people
and he was determined to give his
life if necessary to place his country
on an honorable basis in the eyes
of the rest of the world.
And through it all he has been the
friend of this country, and it is
daily growing more and more ap
parent that the same cannot be said
of Carranza. Even at his trial, when
further words of praise and com
mendation for the United States
meant less chance for a lenient sen
tence, he continued to speak in none
but terms of respect for this country
and to condemn the Mexican gov
ernment for its attitude toward the
States on the North. In fact, the 1
execution in Mexico of none other
than an American could bring such
a blow to this country at this par
ticular moment.
Carranza knew that Angeles was
a friend of the United States. Car
ranza filso knew that if Angeles
kept on living he would no doubt
bring about a change of affairs in
that lawless land which would mean
the unseating of Carranza. And Car
ranza could also have prevented
the execution. The death of this
man will not only prevent other
men from making similar at
tempts to straighten out the Mexi
can tangle, but it will act as a
boomerang which will come back
ten-fold upon the heads of those
responsible. From the attitude
taken by Carranza in the Jenkins
case, it is safe to believe that the
trial of Angeles was as much a
farce as the Hun trials of Belgian
prisoners of war.
There was a time when Harrisburg
'looked with disdain upon its "river"
j coal fleet, but now they look better to
us than all the battleships in the
The colored people of Harrisburg
have shown their wisdom by uniting
the new Y. M. C. A. with the popular
People's Forum. The Forum has done
much for public education in Harris
burg and has been a useful force in
uniting the colored people for all
manner of community work and serv
ice. The first meeting of the organi
zations together on Sunday in Wesley
Church should be largely attended.
It is a fine thing to have the war
service men get together as they did
at Chestnut street hall. The Ameri
can Legion is destined to be one of
the most powerful and useful organ
izations in the country. It will keep
alive the spirit of patriotism that
prompted its members to risk their
lives for the old flag and "red" radicals
will find in it a fighting force as vig
orous and up-standing as those other
Huns, the Germans, found it in
Philadelphia has gone on record
heartily in favor of "daylight" sav
ing by city ordinance. New York and
other big cities having gotten into
line there can be no doubt that Har
risburg will step forward at the prop
er time.
Alexander Berkmann, about to be
deported to that "splendid Russia."
of which he has been speaking re
cently. is first laying in a large sup
ply of all kinds of clothing made by
those "industrial slaves of America"
he has been so much Interested In
giving "the freedom their Russian I
brothers and sisters have achieved." ]
It is to laugh.
fditico iK
*P e-ivh4^tcanXa
By the Ex-Committeeman
With the reopening ot Congress
there has been a revival ot discus
,on °/ ,he Possibilities of changes in
the Keystone State delegation and
it seems to be agreed at Washing
ton that some of the present mem
bers are going to have rough travel
ing in the coming primary. The
nominations are six months off. but
congressional campaigns start early.
In the central districts it is ex
pected that the big lights will be in
the Northumberland-Columbia and
Jefferson-Clarion sections. In the
former the Republicans will endeavor
to send Congressman John V. Leshcr
to the list of former statesman and
in the latter Democrats are hoping
that they can win in event of dis
sension among the Republicans. The
Eackawanna and Luzerne districts,
now held by Democrats, will be given
special attention by the Republicans.
Congressman A. S. Kreider, of this
district; B. K. Focht, of the "Shoe
string" district; John Reber, of
Schuylkill, and W. W. Griest, of Dan
caster. will be candidates for re
election and there will be a battle
royal over the York-Adams district,
where Congressman E. S. Brooks.
1 the Republican who upset Demo
cratic plans, will run again.
—Senator Edwin H. Vare's speech
yesterday to the Republican city
committee of Philadelphia, in which
he served notice that as the charter
would keep the city officeholders out
of politics the organization would
have to depend upon county office
holders, is being variously interpret
ed in Philadelphia. The evening
newspapers say that it is "a chal
lenge" to Mayor-elect J. Hampton
Moore as leader. The Inquirer suys
it was the opening gun in the light
for control of the Republican city
committee against Moore, while the
Record intimntes that Vare realizes
that he must fight for his life. The
Public I.edger says that Vare opened
a tight with defiance of Moore as its
keynote. The Press sees a battle
for control of the organization.
—Some people think it is a Vare
bid for recognition in city appoint
I —Philadelphia newspapers are
giving much attention to the succes
sion to Mayor-elect J. Hampton
Moore, and there seems to be a re
vival of factionalism planned. Con
gressman H. W. Watson, of Bucks-
Montgomery, would like to succeed
to Mr. Moore's committee place, one
of the most influential in the House.
—Mayor E. V. Babcock. of Pitts
burgh, is plannig to start a cam
paign for all Republican councilmen
from his city. Guy E. Campbell,
a Democrat, now represents one dis
trict and wants to run again.
—Norval H. Daugherty, of Pitts
burgh, who was a candidate for
common pleas court in Allegheny, is
an aspirant for appointment to the
county court bench which Judge
James B. Drew will leave for the
common pleas bench in January.
The Governor will have two judges
to name before the first Monday of
January, the other being a West
moreland orphans' court judge.
-—James Scarlet yesterday entered
suit in the Columbia county court
to upset the election of a Democrat
as register of wills of that county.
He is acting for friends of A. H.
Gennaria, a Republican, who came
very close to winning, and it is be
lieved that an inquiry can overturn
the election.
—Dr. Thomas E. Finegan, State
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion. is improving very rapidly and
was able to sit up two days this
week. It will be well on in Janu
ary before he will be able to resume
his work.
—The Easton school board is get
ting ready to ask a special election
on $1,200,000 loans for school build
—An ordinance just presented in
the Chester city council would fix
the salary of the city treasurer at
—A shake-up in the Lackawanna
county prison management is being
hinted at in newspapers published
in that section.
—Reading city authorities are con
sidering how far the civil service
provisions of the third-class city law
go in that municipality. There are
some who would like to make
changes in the police force.
—John V. Barbour, prominent in
Pittsburgh financial affairs, would
like to be a member of the city
council as successor to Enoch Rauh,
who died a few days ago.
—Two interesting school board
presidency elections have just been
completed. In Reading, C. N. Rhodes
won the place, and in Bethlehem, H.
W. Lewis, who made a tie by voting
for himself. Mrs. Edward Gearhart,
one of the women school directors in
Scranton, was elected vice president
of that city's board. The Butter
worth election in Chester gives the
Republican League control of that
city's board.
—Wilkes-Barre is said to be look
ing for a State police official to have
charge of its force, which needs re
organization, from what some news
papers have intimated.
—The Philadelphia Inquirer prints
this survey of conditions in an up-
State congressional district; "Word
comes from the Twenty-seventh Con
gressional district that Representa
tive Nathan L. Strong is not going to
have smooth sailing to return to
Washington next year. He is serv
ing his second term in the House. His
home address in Brookville, Jeffer
son county, where he has pra'cticed
law and been for years engaged in
development of mineral lands. In
addition to Jefferson, the district in
cludes Armstrong. Clarion and In
diana counties. Vernon Taylor, of
Indiana, and formerly of
who is interested in soft coal min
ing and who lias been eminently suc
cessful in Oklahoma oil develop
ments, is prominently mentioned for
the Republican nomination for Con
gress in this district. Another who
has been proposed for the same
honor is Harry P. Hileman, of Kit
tanning, a leading trial lawyer of
that section, who has a wide per
sonal acquaintanceship throughout
the district. He is a son-in-law of
Brigadier General Willis J. Hulings,
member of Congress from the
Twenty-eighth district, embracing
Elk, Forest, Mercer, Venango and
Warren counties."
—The Philadelphia Evening Led
ger, which editorially raps men who
supported Congressman Moore for
their "growling" over spoils, also
presents this new annoyance: "A
battle Impends over the finance
clause of the new city charter, on
the outcome of which the financial
well-being of the city will depend for
a long time to come. That is the sit
uation to-day as viewed by support
ers of Philadelphia's new fundamen
tal law who are aroused over City
Solicitor Connelley's ruling on the
sinking funds. The law officer's
opinion virtually swept away the
charter provision for the retirement
of city debts through moneys in the
sinking fund. Legal action, which
may be carried to the State Supreme
Court, is expected to develop."
—The Philadelphia Bulletin inti
mates that the new tax rate advance
will not bo well received.
• /
i'^^^ ' ■
Scientific Discussions
by Garrett P. Serviss
Every little while I receive a letter
about the movement of the sun. an
astronomical fact which seem to cause
much surprise and misunderstanding.
Some think it means that the sun is
revolving around the earth, as the an
cients supposed that it did; others in
quire how it is possible that the sun j
can move without leaving the planets, j
or, if they go along, how it happens |
that they all have exactly the samel
speed and do not lag behind, and fall]
into disorder; and still others ask
whether the motion is circular around
a distant center somewhere among
the stars, or is in a straight or a zig- j
zag line. And a few think it is im
possible that the sun can move at all. J
The facts are these: The sun is'
moving at a speed of about 12 miles
per second, which carries it about]
one million miles per day, in a north
erly direction toward a point in the 1
sky which is not very fur from one
of the most beautiful stars in the vis
ible universe, the brilliant Vega, sit
uated in the constellation known I
from ancient times as The Lyre. But
the motion is not directly toward that
great star, and it is not to be suppos
ed that the attraction of the star has
any perceptible influence on the di- j
rection, or speed, of the sun's move
In truth, owing to the extreme dif
ficulty of determining with exactness \
either the speed or the direction, dif- ;
ferent investigators have fixed upon !
somewhat different locations for the;
'apex" of the sun's "way," i. e.. the,
precise point toward which its motion,
is carrying it. The difficulty arises:
from the fact that not only the sun
but all the other stars, its brother]
suns, are in motion, each with a ve- j
locitv, and in a direction, of Us own.
Thus it appears that Hying through
space, one way or another, and often i
with astonishing velocity, amounting
in some cases to several hundred;
miles per second, is as natural and as j
universal an attribute of suns as is
their radiation of light. Not one of
them stands fast, or could stand fast,
any more than the particles constl- j
tuting a mass of gas could remain
fixed in position. I
This indicates the ground on which 1
it has been assumed that the universe j
of stars tsuns) resembles a widely
expanded gas, the stars repre
senting the vibrating gaseous mole-1
cules. This imaginary resemblance
may at least be used to illustrate the
unquestionable fact that the motion
of our sun is not something peculiar I
to it. but something shared in differ- ,
ing degrees, by every shining particle
of the vast organism called the uni- j
verse. If we regard the sun as simply ;
one of the flying molecules or atoms
of the starry universe, then, as far as !
magnitude is concerned, we may con- |
sider the earth and the other members
of the solar system to be the corpu
scles or electrons revolving around
the nucleus of that atom and sharing;
its movement as it swings to and fro,
or around and about among its hun
dreds of millions of fellow atoms.
The illustration must not. however,
be pushed too far. The stars are not I
arranged as regularly as are the par
ticles of a mass of gas. They are. re
latively speaking, packed in some j
places and along some planes and
thinly scattered elsewhere. The plane
of the Milky Way is occupied by enor- 1
mous clouds of stars, while the hemi
spheres on either side of it are com- ,
parativelv barren. But in those hemi
spheres are compact star clusters, i
denser than any part of the Milky
Way, and these "globular clusters";
seem to be drawing in toward the
Milky Way. where apparently, they
arc destined to undergo a scattering
process which will break up their
present compact organization.
This is inferred from the present
appearance of certain diffuse assem
blages of stars in and near the plane
of the Milky Way whose motions sug
gest that they came from outside of
it and have undergone a scattering
since they entered or passed through
it Our sun is involved in one of
these scattered clusters or .in the re
gion of space occupied by it.
That the planets accompany the
sun in its movement among its fel
low suns is an inevitable result of
their connection with it in a gravita
tional system. Their individual mo.,
tions among themselves and around
the' sun are not affected by the com
mon movement any more than are the
motions of the passengers inside a
railway car. As to the actual shape
of the sun's path through space noth
ing certain is known. As far as obser- !
vations go it seems to be straight.;
but in fact it is undoubtedly an Im
mense curve, which may be more or
less Irregular and may or may not
return into itself.
Knew the Place too Well
[From Punch, London.]
A city gentleman had a most ex
traordinary experience In a fash
ionable restaurant the other evening.
It appears that, in order to make
sure of proper attention, he gave
the waiter a very liberal tip before
ordering his meal and then asked
him what he could recammend.
Whereupon the waiter recortimended
another restaurant.
Good Advice
The crimson leaves are drifting wide.
Now autumn's almost done.
And chilly wyndes are whispering,
"Go put your thick ones on!"
'—Tennyson J, Daft.
Government Exports Find It a Real Sugar Substitute; Breweries Can
B>c Utilized for Its Manufacture
MALT sugar syrup is a brand
new sweet which has ar
rived on a commercial scale
at the psychological moment to
relieve the sugar shortage, say
the specialists of the bureau of
chemistry, United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, at Washing
ton, who have investigated va-
rious substitutes for sugar. Long
known to chemists, its production
on a commercial scale is only begin
ning. It can be used for every pur
pose for which sugar is used. The
shortage of sugar has developed a
market for it, and the recent Pro
hibition Law has made available
both the raw material and the ma
chinery needed for its manufacture.
Malt sugar syrup is made from the
same grains as beer, and may be
made from corn or potatoes or any
plant containing starch. Barley,
which was used until recently in the
manufacture of beer, can now be
used to produce malt sugar syrup.
Business for Breweries.
Breweries, with very little change,
can be and are now being used tor
its manufacture. Up to a certain
point the process for making malt
sugar syrup is the same as the pro
cess for making beer. Evaporating
pans are the principal additional
To Safeguard Marriage
In the 30,000 or more marriages
which have been consummated in
England between Australian, New
Zealand and Canadian soldiers and
English and Scotch women, it ap
pears that some thousands of them,
number not approximated, were big
amous alliances, in which married
soldiers re-entered the marital re
lation under the representation that
they were bachelors. Under the cir
cumstances England is deeply
stirred, and there is talk of amend
ing the current custom by installing
a court of inquiry which shall de
termine an applicant's status before
issuing a license to wed. 1' ra "® e
protects the woman
ly by requiring every, man to reg
i nd individual records aie
Io h u e btltro^son r f US ex
country the fact that French laws
Ur ßut t C he aC facf'is our own laws and
social customs arc extremely lax In
the matter of marriages. No ade
quate individual records are
mVned here. If a man marries, the
record of course, goes into the
en?,ntv archives, but there is no sys
tem by which the status of an in
tending groom may be officialb de
termined should he have reason to
conceal it. In the United States, as
in England, the young man who ad
dresses his attention to a young
woman is presumed to be single,
wo P,,„ , lou bt arises it is the doubt
er who must prove the opposite
-totus The sanctity and sufficiency
of the marriage ceremony rest upon
f£J assurance of the groom that
there Is no legal impediments to his
m France assumes, and, in the light
of the English experience, with some
propriety, that a citizen has no right
to wed unless he can prove such
tight. U Places the burden of proof
the intending groom and with
holds official sanction of the wed
ding until such right has been made
ln vrr i
r/win He be a ne?^ary n for th hT.
one * . To cover this hazard, the
harden of proof of eligibility to
marriage should be placed on the
applicant for a license.
No Honor in His Own Country
Mow after two days he departed
thencet and went into Galilee. For
Jesus himself testified that a prophet
hath no honor in his own country.—
John iv, 43 and 44.
Fall Slippers
[From Blighty, London.]
Many skins are used for shoes. We
I hear, however, that banana skins
[ are reserved for slippers.
equipment required by breweries to
become malt sugar syrup factories.
Malt sugar syrup looks very
much like maple syrup and has a de
licious llavor somewhat resembling
honey. It can be used for everything
cane sugar is used for. For table use
it not onl v provides sweetness, but
is equal to sugar in food value. For
cooking and baking purposes and
for making candy it is not on
equal to sugar In convenience and
food value, but is superior for some
uses because it will not so readily
On the Market Now.
Malt sugar syrup is now being sold
in large quantities to commercial
bakeries and candy and soft drink
manufacturers. The wholesale
price as quoted in recent advertise
ments in trade papers and else
where is from seven to nine cents a
pound in barrel lots. Grocers can
now obtain it. Housewives can well
conserve their dwindling supply of
sugar by using it in cooking, baking
and homemade confections, and
even on the table for sweetening cof
fee, oatmeal and desserts.
Although malt sugar syrup is be
ing called on, so far as household use
is concerned, merely to meet the
present emergency, the specialists
expect it will hereafter hate a reg
ular place in the kitchen.
Marshal Foch's Warning
[From the New York Times.]
Read in the light of Germany's
refusal to dign the protocol putting
the Peace Treaty into effect until
the protocol is changed to suit her,
Marshal Foch's note to the Supreme
Council reporting that an army of
1,000,000 men would be available if
the Germans decided to defy the
Allies is disquieting. At least it
portends delay in the consummation
of peace us a basis for reconstruc
tion, if it signifies nothing worse. Of
late there has been rising in Ger
many a spirit of resistance to sonic
of the terms of the protocol, notably
to the demand of an indemnity for
the sinking of the fleet at Scapa
On Ilis Way, Perhaps
[From Blighty, London.]
She was a professor's wife, and
she was awfully proud of her hubby.
One day when the plebian Smith-
Joneses came along to eat, she told
them all about him. "He's a won
der, is my husband," she said. "Just
at this minute he is in the labora
tory conducting some experiments.
The professor expects to go down
to posterity "
B-r-r-r! Crash! Rattle! An
other B-r-r-r! from the direction of
the laboratory.
"I hope he hasn't gone," sajd one
of the plebians, anxiously.
True if Old
[From Red Diamond.]
In the confusion of the advance
the chaplain was separated from his
outfit. Night found him in No Man's
Land without his bearings and aim
lessly seeking his own lines. He
stumbled into a broken trench and
flopped when voices reached him.
Friends or enemies? Had he blun
dered into the Hunj lines?
Uttering a prayer, he made ready
to do or die, when a sharp voice cut
the death-like silence:
"Who In hell led that last ace?"
'"Thank God, I'm among Chris
tians," the padre murmured as he
reached for his plug of Granger
No Passion Play in 1920
[From the Boston Transcript.]
Thomas Cook & Son has received
a letter from F. Bauer, of Oberam
mergau, Bayaria, the Pilate of the
Passion Play in 1910, in which he
states that the Passion Play will not
be performed next year, but that Its
presentation in 1921 is expected.
Of those who took part in the play
in 1910 the wife of Anton Lang,
who represented Jesus Christ, is
dead, also three of his daughters,
one of whom represented Martha.
Seventy of the performers and nine
teen members of the orchestra died
during the war.
In Hopeless Mood
[From the Washington Star.]
"Is your family trying to econ
omize on clothes?"
Growcher. "The less material
they put in gowns the more they ap
pear to cost."
Foch on France's Future
[From the Bache Review]
The New York World has done n
great service in obtaining from Gen
eral Foch his views as to the needs
of France at this time, when
straight, hard-headed conclusions
are of special value. We can quote
only paits of his statement, but it
should be read in full by every
"France," he says, "is entitled to
find in the peace real guarantees of
its security, insured by the line of
the Rhine, instead of having only
the protection of theories or leagues
of an improbable stability."
Barriers cannot be dispensed with.
The French have only one barrier—
the Rhine —and where the Rhine is,
there is the guarantee. "I consider
that only the possession of this line
is able to assure the safety of my
Americans would understand, he,
says, if they had seen the devastat
ed regions of France. What they
mean, these ravaged departments of
France, is abominable, awful.
"France has been terribly rav
aged, several of her departments
have beefi thoroughly devastated.
For a long time she will be unable
to produce, unable to export. On
the contrary, she will be obliged to
effect purchases in foreign markets.
She will be compelled to import
goods and raw materials. Not only
the complete destruction of her
north and east regions, but also the
demolition of her factories and in
dustrial stocks will prevent her
manufacturing for some time to
"In addition to this, her financial
will hamper the revival of
her imp'etus to work. The heavy
taxes which will burden her future
budgets will hinder her from taking
up her activities for a long time to
come. To get through the crisis of
peace, France requires the assist
ance of her allies and friends. This
help should be secured to her.
"It is of the greatest concern to
the United States to prevent Ger
many from again getting the con
trol over French markets. It is to
its interest to prevent us being
obliged to buy even our clothes in
Woman Suffrage Song
Our triumphal march is onward,
And our banners face the sun
Hill and valley ever ringing,
With the sound of battle won.
We are marching on to Victory,
With Justice in the lead,
Her sword shall clear the parkway,
For our soul's eternal need.
Soon our shackles will be riven,
And our song shall reach the
"Till the glory of our Freedom,
On the winds of Heaven rise."
We are marching on to Victory,
Our feet are winged with light,
As we hail the glorious coming,
Of the morning fair and bright.
—lda Mae Reynolds.
What's Coming Off?
[From American Legion Weekly.]
The policeman knocked loudly at
the door from which came screams
of mortal anguish. Neighbors
stuck forth their heads from win
dows and wondered audibly who
was being murdered. Others, less
curious but sleepier, knocked irrita
bly on partitions and cried for the
police. So the policeman bravely
knocked again.
"What's all the racket? What arc
you pulling off in here?" he shouted
through the key-hole.
Back came the tired voice of the
wife, while the husband continued
his protests:
"A porous plaster, If you must
A Just Grievance
[From Birmingham Age-Herald]
"Somebody elsl has got to wait on
that guy in the green suit," said
Maggie, the belle qf the beanery.
"What's the matter, Mag?" asked
her—for that day—dearest friend.
"He said, 'Pull yourself together,
my girl, and rush that 'order of ham
and eggs.' Any guy that talks like
that to a lady like she's scattered
herself all over the place ain't no
gentleman. That's what I say!"
Jesus Preaches in Galilee
Jesus came into Galilee, preaching
the gospel of the Kingdom of God,
and, saying, the time is fulfilled
and the Kingdom of God is at hand;
repent ye, and believe the gospel.—
Mark 1, 14 and 15.
Itimttng Glljat
There's little prohahility that
much will bo done in thq way of
building by the State in this city be
fore spring. Plans for starting the
Memorial bridge before new year's
day have been abandoned, the final
3i ( ii'L ali , on l for the new ° m <*
building to be erected In the Park
extension to the east of the lower
animvcH the P\ I ? ,tol have not been
approved and the studies for the
new barracks at the State Arsenal
s£te nC w, l !, nl l he<l - , F,rßt and
j have between $3,000,000
a J *<.000,000 of building in this
city and the indications are that it
will wait until spring before break
er ITT,?,' 1 on any of l hem. A num
ber of things have operated to pre
tho early start. In regard to
the bridge, a hitch on the final form r
of the contract and the big bond re
quired developed. There* are m
bmidln, L? ', n rpgrar(l to the Office
lone™*' Whieh wiU have almost
100 000 square feet, to lay before the
Stto n"" a r , hls collea Sues on the
n^ ll H.?° ard °f P " bl,c Gronnds and
Buildings, and these disappointing
Thi" Ht* f n r f tard askin f f or bids.
The State Police barracks at the
Arsenal can scarcely be built within
the appropriation, but it is Intended
whi"? ! e \ start Another thing
with st t 8 dpvel °P ed in connection
with State offices is the remodeling
be old Board of Trade building,
met IZK ready before sum-
t, by P°P>e at the Capi
ta ♦ * lowever . indications now are
that the year 1920 will be a hummer
rtsburg l ° State buildinß in Har
• * •
n For the present the State Is con
2?ndfn , the mlin * i" 'and
grading of the Capitol Park exten
-I°"' w here huge embankments are
rising on (he south side of old State
grade' o? th"* an . idea of what the
hi lit park and the Mall will
I L. / neets of trucks which
tin hi j V l6 north of tbe Bt reet
*L!L b ®, no v ed to the five sheds being
lif tbe State Arsenal prop
and' wdn eS I Uild ' ng:a wi " be steel
and will house 600 trucks. The
!1 are owned by the army and
mtel £h stat e for highway pur
hlr e altha " Bh they have been held
i T litar y or any other emer
gencies which might arise. They at-
much attention in Capitol Park
extension, but do not prevent the
vt n n, ro 'j S ., football Barnes which the
youth of that section of the city an
pear to delight in and for which they
thank the State every afternoon
* * *
qt.-Ifl't/' T ; 'totlirook, the veteran
State horest Commissioner, is 81, but
that does not seem to matter when
it comes down to hunting. Dr. Roth
rock is the man wlip discovered Mont
Alto, for State purposes, and he has
been up deer hunting in that section
the last few days and covering more
ground than men half his age
Some of the deer hunters coming
to Harrisburg tell stories that were
related to them by farmers and won
der what has happened to the ani
mals. There have been reports from
time to time of the damage done to
orchards and gardens by deer and
in some parts of Cumberland and
J? ranklin counties the animals have
even gotten Into barnyards. It is
not uncommon for farmers In the
Juniata valley counties to have to
chase deer from their fields. But
what hunters do not understand, and
the farmers admit, is where the deer
go when hunting season opens and
why do they seek the woods. Two
weeks ago deer were seen close to
Llizabethville and other upper end
towns, but they have gone into the
woods that fringe the mountains in
the Lykens valley region and on over
into Lebanon county.
• • •
Speaking of game, there have been
some pretty tall stories told about
pheasants in Perry county. They
were not pheasants, but grouse and
they seemed to be in touch with
civilization. One man told of seeing
birds perched on telephone poles
and another said that he saw 10
just inside the game preserves in the
vicinity of New Germantown and
that they just looked at him. One
farmer said that a month ago he
counted four grouse right near his
• • •
In line with the plan of having a
series of addresses during the winter
on Harrisburg as it used to be, Presi
dent B. M. Nead, of the Dauphin
County Historical Society, has ar
ranged for an address at the Decem
ber meeting of the society by J. Cal- •
vin Rawn on "Old Market Square."
Mr. Rawn was born on Market
Square and his recollections will be
interesting. The society launched its
new program last month when Spen
cer C. Gilbert spoke on merchants
of 50 years ago and A. Carson Stamm
spoke on the school system of 30
years ago and to-day.
• • *
Dr. C. J. Marshall, former State
Veterinarian and now devoting him
self to scientific work at the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, has been
decorated with the British Distin
guished Service Medal. He had
charge of the organization of the
veterinary service of the army. The
Prince of Wales conferred the deco
ration which was in recognition of
the former Harrisburger's splendid
work for animals.
• * *
"More oysters are being eaten this
week than in the whole of last
month," declared a man who handles
a big food business to-day. "The
reason is the cold weather. There
are many oyster lovers in Harris
burg and they have reason to be, for
Harrisburg gets some of the finest
oysters in the land direct from the
i Chesapeake Inlets. However, while
there are some people who will eat
oysters in October and more in No
vember, the real oyster lover waits
until we have some spanking cold
weather, such as lias come this week.
And then he turns In. Just look
around and see the number of peo
ple eating tliem."
—D. I. McCahlll, prominent Pitts
burgh attorney, was here on Public
Service business.
—Justice John Stewart, of the ,
Supreme Court, is one of the few
survivors of the Constitutional con
vention of 1873.
—Commissioner of Labor C. B.
Connelley is to speak at conferences
in Washington.
—Public Service Commissioner
John S. Rilling has returned from
visits to Western Pennsylvania cities.
—S. A. Barnes,, the new mayor of
New Castle, Is a railroad engineer,
and proud of It.
—That Harrisburg is selling
more manufactured goods than
at any time since the war
—The first steamboat landing in
Harrisburg was used some 96 years
ago and was near Mulberry street.