Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 10, 1919, Page 14, Image 14

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WEDNESDAY DEC. 111. 1919
- / .4n aim in life is the only fortune
worth the fouling: unit it is not to
!>c found I'M foreign Innds. hut in
'hi heart itself. —-Koui ui J.oris STEV
MAYOR KEIBTEIT has done it
popular thing in presenting
a daylight-saving ordinance
in City Council. There are. in the
office of this newspaper petitions i
~, containing the names of thousands ,
y upon thousands of Harrisburg men
ind women who want the extra hour :
of daylight during the warm months.
It would appear that ninety-nine '
per cent, of the population, at
least, is in favor of daylight-saving
for the city and surrounding towns.
Wherever a blank petition has been
presented it has been tilled almost
as quitkly as the names could be
The fact that New York, Phiia- j
. delphia and other large cities have
adopted similar ordinances gives
rise to the belief that in one form
or another Harrisburg will be able
. to "save daylight" as usual next
'summer, which, to use a time-worn
- phrase, is a "consummation devout
ly to be wished."
And now wo begin to appreciate our
liver coal more than ever.
HAVE you ever wished you could
be a Santa Glaus to the little
folks the good old saint is apt
to miss on his yearly rounds?
Wouldn't you like to put tt big
pack of toys on your back and go
down into the highways and byways
of the city, stopping at the doors of
the little houses where the gaunt
shadow of want hangs over the
thresholds and ( where joy is a
Wouldn't It be a fine way of spend
ing Christmas eve. by scattering your
bounty far and wide in the homes of
little folks where the treasures of
childhood are few and the toys they
have are crude, hand-made things
conjured front the brooding imagi
nation of boys and girls yearning
for those things that are so plenti
ful in more prosperous households?
Well, the Red Cross is willing to
do that thing for you. Tea. anxious
to do it, but you must do your share
in filling the pack the Red Cross
Santa will carry into the homes of
the needy on Christmas Eve.
If you have whole, second-hand or
new toys take them to the Red Cross
Toy Mission. If jon have none,
send your check or a bill to Miss
Margaret Ringland, cure of the
Red Cross. Harrisburg, for more
than toys will be needed. All man
ner of cheer, coal. foul, clothing,
will be necessary if Christmas is to
be made a real holiday in the homes
of many little people who arc look
ing forward with faith unshaken to
the visit </f Santa Clans, the while
their parents dread the coming of
the day.
Won't you help lift the shadow
from at least one household on this
next Christmas Day?
Bethmann-lloiweg is snid to be
working for the restoration of the
Kaiser. Anxious to be kicked in the
face, again by royalty, we suppose.
ALMOST duily the observing
reader may lind in ttie columns
of any newspaper examples of
the manner in which such a foun
dation as that now being formed for
Harrisburg through the Chamber of
Commerce might be made to benetit
the city. Everywhere men of wealth
are turning their attention to how
they can make their money work In
the service of the community, and
still others are prepared to make
public bequests through their wiils.
Take, for illustration, Sam Copley,
fho London banker. Thirty-seven
years ago he left Huddersfleld, Eng
land, vfrith less thun $1 In his pocket:
to-day he Virtually lias completed a
; transaction making liini, t a cost
iof $5,000,000, owner of the greater
(part of that Yorkshire town. Al
though he has been away from York-
I shire so many years, Copley is as
] proud of it us anything lie has
| achieved in iiisjife. The love of the
old home persisted, and, since the
J most disagreeable memory of 1113
• childhood there was the tyranny of
! landlords, he has devoted his t'or
jtune to the purchase of the town
• and surrounding country and will
reive every tenant opportunity of ue
■ quiring his property on easy terms,
j Then there is Henry C. Prick,
jexecrated during his life by .those
• who misunderstood hint, toiling
• steadily and saving constantly that
lie might give the bulk of iiis im
mense fortune to tlie public. if
' Prick had not had opportunity for
gathering this vast" sum f money
together, society as a whole and
| charity in particular would he poorer
by nearly $100,000,000.
| Communities seldom tax them
selves for the things tl.e money of
J the Sam Copleys and the Hemy
' Pricks go to purchase. Means to
'procure tliem must come fioni the
' private purses of public-spirited men
land women. Many hesitate because
'they are timid, busy or Ignoiant o'
the best means of putting their
j money io wo: k. Offi.'iuls of such a
I foundation as is proposed would be
!at the beek and call of all such. Not
4only that, it would be their duty to
| suggest and to solicit. There is
I money in Harrisburg that should go;
J eventually to public uses, and the
! foundation will u fiord the means of.
j putting it to work.
I y—v N'lC of the problems with which
I 1 Congress will apparently be
called upon to deal is that of
'encouraging production of gold and
■ protecting the monetary supply from
I the demands upon that metal for the
arts and other uses. During the war
1 production of gold decreased and the
use of gold in the arts increased,
i until now there is a delictt of $lO,-
.000,000 in the annual domestic sup
ply for coinage purposes.
! The reasons for this detlcit are
readily apparent. The war emer
geney increased the demand for nrd
\alue of almost every other metui.
particularly copper, sine, lead and
iron. Owners of mines producing
these metals were aide to pay enor
mous wages to mine workers, with
tin: result that it was more profit-.
able to engage in producing the base!
ntetals than to produce gold. Many
men left the gold mines for that,
reason, others were drafted into 11.r.
Army and still others went into vari- ;
ous war industries more promising!
than gold mining. Asa consequence,,
mine' production of gold fell from 1
about $00,000,000 prior to the war |
to $55,000,000 during 1010.
Along with this decrease in gold .
production there was an increase in ,
consumption in the arts, due largely.
I no doubt, to war-time prosperity. 1
The high wages workmen were get
ting, the high salaries paid to women
in every occupation and the general
tendenc> towu'd extravagance and.
luxury, resulted in an increase in
consumption of gold in the arts from
$15,000,000 before the war to
000.000 in 1910. In other words.
Instead of a surplus of gold lo the;
amount of $45.000.rtn0, as iu 1914. ■
we have a deficit of STu.UOo,OOO in'
1919. That is to say, in 1919 the
arts used $10,000,000 more gold than
the country produced in that year. I
Most of it. of course, went itiio,
jewelry. i
That does not mean, however, that'
there is less total gold in the country !
available for monetary uses. During
the early years of the war. before
the United States became a partici-;
pant, we were shipping war supplies
to the belligerents and getting much '
gold in return. A large part of our;
exports of supplies was covered by
credits, but shipments of gold to this
■ country gave lis a net increase •if
over a billion dollars in tl.at nit la!
before tlie United States entered the
|conflict. Since our entry into the
war we have been buying heavily
abroad and have been reducing ou"
net bulunce of gold unt'i now it
amounts to about $800,000,000 and
is steadily and rapidly falling.
As a means of increasing domestic
production of sold and making a
larger proportion available for mone
tary usrs. the American Mining Con
gress recently suggested a novel plan
of taxat on upon commercial ties
.and tt bonus for the producer. The
ischeme contemplates a tax of $lO
per ounce upon all gold used :o •
i manufacturing purposes, this tax to
go into a fund to lie paid at the
liate of $lO per ounce to the pro
iducer of new gold.
This would mean an increase of
approximately 50 per cent, in the cost
of goltl going into Jewelry, etc., and
! would gibe the gold miner an in
crease of about 50 per cent, in the
value of h's output. The Muting
Congress justifies its scheme upon
the ground that since its use hi
money lixes lite price of gold, the
gold miner was not able to increase
Hie value of his output along Willi
the increases in value of other prod
ucts nor in proportion to the Increase
in his cost of production. His cost
[of production went up more than 50
1 per cent., hut he sold his gold for
practically the same old price.
The plan of the American Mining
■Congress will probably be submitted
Ito the United States Congress by
some Senator or Congressman from
a gold-mining stale, but it will be
[opposed by the Jewelry interests.
THE Constitutional Convention,
which held its first session here
yesterday, gives every indica
tion of being a businesslike body. It
wasted no time in lonrr-winded oru
tory, buf got down to solid work in
less than an hour after it met. It
has divided its work along lines that
will make for both speed and prog
ress. Systematic procedure and
prompt decision marked every move. '
The Commissioners show evidence
of having given careful thought to ;
their duties before they arrived here, I
with the result thai they lost no i
time in unnecessary preliminaries.
""Po&ttco Ik
By the Ex-Committeeman
Governor William C. Sproul's ap
pearance before the HepuliHcun Na
tional Committee at Washington to
day will put Pennsylvania on the
political map as far as the .Republi
cans go than at any time in twenty
years. The Pennsylvania Governor
is attracting much attention at the
National Capital and is mentioned in
most of the newspaper articles on
the meeting of the committee. The
fact that ho did not go to Washing
ton days in advance of the assem
bling of the committee and circulate
among the members lias been favor
ably commented upon.
in opinion of sonic of the older
political observers. Hie Pennsyl
vunian occupies a bigger place us a
possibility than some of the men who
have been in the limelight for
months and as a receptive candidate
he stands right at the top. In fact,
lie is regarded as in a more lu\ar
able position in the Republican party
than A. Mitchell Palmer is in the
Democratic ranks, because Palmer
has lots of enemies and has to light
in is own State, while Sprout has
many admirers all over the country
who wish hi in well and are frankly
lavoruble io him after their favorite
sons, and Tie can lie assured of a
solid home State delegation, if lie
says the word.
It will be very interesting to note
the effect of his appearance and the
comments. The Washington corre
spondents of the Philadelphia Press
and Evening Lodger say that Sproul
is much in the talk and that he is
a tigure in the meetings.
\\ hile a great deal is being writ
ten and said about the possibility of
the Constitutional Revision Commis
sion ultimately deciding upon a con
stitutional convention as the best
way to got a now organic law. State
officials say frankly that tliey do not
know what will come out of the de
liberations and many of them are
against a convention, holding that
when the Commission gets through
with its work the number of vital
amendments that it will suggest will
not be too great to embody in a
series of amendments to go to a ref
erent! um.
A constitutional convention
would not lie popular with leaders
of either of the big political parties.
1 hey believe that the Commission
can do its work in the form of
amendments and this view is taken
by a number of pi opie at the Capitol.
However. the Commission has
a.utlioritj to recommend a general
revision and its course, which no
one can foretell now, is contingent
upon the number of amendments
thai it deems essential. The drift of
sentiment, say some of the Phila
delphia newspapers, is toward a con
stitutional convention, but most of
the people would rather avoid tun
ing in mind what happened in New-
York state where u million dollars
was spent on a constitution thai was
rejected by the people, i>n the other
band, t xpcrieiice in various western
states has been that when many
amendments are presented voters
will not lake, the trouble to CXpt'e.-e
their desires on ell of tlient.. This
has be< n true, in a more limited
sense, in this Slate ill the last dozen
yea ra.
Relief of men connected with
the Commission is that it will be in
session a long timi. The open dis
cussions nf proposed changes in tile
constitution will start in January
and in March the hearings will be.
gin. The commissioners want to let
everyone be heart) antl it" lite sug
gestions for new constitutions',
amendments and conventions that
have poured in on the Legislature in
the last ten years ate anything to go
by then will be plenty of folks wan fa
ins to be heard. A couple of nit
who have thoughtfully prepared
whole new constitutions have been
heard of.
Recommendations that will ma
terially affect legislation and the
State's printing, as well us forbid any
person elected to the Legislature to
hold a place of profit under the State
during his teim.were virtually agreed
upon l>y the committee on the Legis
lature and the executive. Tn's com
mittee will later on draft a very
deiinite amendment which would
prevent the appointment during a
legislative recess of any man whose
appointment by the Governor failed
of con lit mation by the Senate. The
committee approved the bill of
tights and a large number of tile sec
tions relative to lite General Assem
bly and the Governor, indicating
that there will not be many changes
along that line.
—The prohibition of any legisla
tor holding an office of profit will
be made \er.v explicit. in recent
years a number of legislators have
held places on the State pay roll, not
by appointment by the Governor, but
as employes of departments. This
change would end any possibility of
it in tears to conic.
—ln regard to appropriation bills,
the committee favors authority for
such grants to be made in one Gill
instead of several hundred and in
legislative practice it will recommend
doing away with the requirement
that bills lie reatl at length three
times on three days, which is not
done anyway, although a provision
that it be done on demand of mem
bers was discussed. The Governor
would also be empowered to include
legislative subjects in a message to
a special session as Well as in the
--Philadelphia newspapers appear
to think that James T. Cortelyou will
be chosen as the director of safety in
lite .Moore cabinet.
—Charles 11. Rowland, former
Congressman from the Clearliehl
district, is being mentioned as a pos
sible < andidntc for Congress at large.
—The Philadelphia Inquirer says
that Walter T. Merrick, of Tioga,
may be a candidate for t'ongress in
the Wllliamsport district. In re
gard to Congressman -at - large,
George J. Breunun writes: "Con
gressman Crugo, who lias a line war
record, seems to stand a good chance
of being renominated, and friends of
Editor Walters, of the Johnstown
Tribune, who was originally elected
as a progres.-ivc, expect him to pull
through again. Col. il. W. Shoe
maker, of Altoonu, editor and his
torian; former Congressman Charles
H. Rowland, of Phillipsburg: for
mer State Senator Prank P. Croft,
of Montgomery, antl former t'ou
gressman-at-large Joseph McLaugh
lin and former Coroner John W.
Pord, of Philadelphia, are among
others mentioned for nomination fur
►- I
Trade " I wonder mark-"GooO TRaoe- "i ll pretend paark-" i know
jinking about don t have to He made a lot matter with
he stares at' Speak to me if of dough- why o' m * Hes >SoRt
me constantly Vou don't vnamt Should he WORRY Because i have.
THAT TEN SPOT., SLIP ME That Ten Dollars 7 Blame. _h im for
I Borrowed op him ten spot ?" being envious
?S BEciU?e Besides they trimmed i d a prop together:'
[From the New York Herald.]
King history was made in tlie
| last night when, in the presence of
| our tellow New Yorker the Prince
01 Wales, the nobility and gentry
jol Great Britain, the spirting men
jof London and a representative
| group of Americans, Georges t'ar
pe 11 tier- a French soldier, lately
|with the colors—won the hont'y
| weight championship of Europe by
i knocking out the champion of Kng
j land in the lirst round.
Britannia shrieked as Joe Beck
| etl fell and was counted out.
There was a time when persons
jof the English speaking race
! though—bless their simple hearts—
I that whereas a Frenchman might
I be superb with a dueling sword or
(pistol in his burnt, wheh it came to
: the manly art of John L. Sullivan
•and Bob Fitzsim molis lie simply
I was not in it. At any rate, every
I schoolboy knew that a son of France
could not do anything unless, in
I rough and tumble fashion, he was
j allowed to use his feet as well as his
! lists. Thus are delusions destroyed!
| our greatest men. from Lord
I Byron, with his limp, to Theodore
•Koosevelt. loved the excitement of
jtite roped arena. In literature writ-'
.ten in English alone has boxing been
gloritied. George Meredith, no less,
| gave ihe finest description of a bare
! fist tight in the open air in one of
his novels. George Borrow, author
.of "The Bible In Spain," was
j responsible for an account of a road- :
'side set-fo. ■ without intermissions,;
' that would stir the hlooil of an an
j elioi ile, while in "Torn Brown At
• Rugby," is the classical battle of the;
(school playground.
j But the glory Is departed, and an i
I exclusive Anglo-Saxon, American <
land Irish occupation has become'
jthnt of Gaul as well.
! Mr. Dempsey, holder of the world's'
: championship, now has come to re-!
j fleet on the benetit that may be de-'
• rived by a professional pugilist from!
'active service at the battlefront.
Vive C'arpentler!
; Order Down Political Signs !
1 (From the American Motorist.] i
Political advertisements must dis-|
(appear from the slate highways of;
j New York and Pennsylvania. Can- ;
' didates for office there have been ill'
the habit of posting the highways
' wiih political advertisements. The 1
; state highway commissioners of i
'those two States have recently is-;
(sued instructions to division - ongi- j
neers and road superintendents to re- •
• move all such signs from the state:
! highways.
1 In his letter to division engineers,
I the State Highway Commissioner of
1 New York says:
"I have noticed that political
I posters have recently appeared
( 00 telcgrenh poles and t > ees
within the right of way of State
highways. As no eandidate could
i wish to t.eg'n bis appeal to voters
j by a violation of the law. 1
feel that these posters have been
' plaeed through ignorance of the
1 statute prohibiting the display
' of advertising signs along liigli
, ways. You will immediately have
all uch poster- rent-veil nd
• notify the candidate by letter
I that he has mc.de an improper
use id highways. As previously
instructed you will remove all
! v'-ps except those of county
' fni'-s and ehnutnqup from the
! tights of way along State roads."
! Even where the laws do not speci
fically provide against advertising
I si::i s on the highways, the county
road authorities, who have jurisdic
tion over local roads, can in most
! cases order such signs removed.
1 The only signs which should be pi
llowed on the rights of way of public
i roads are those which should inform
jthe traveler of direction or distance
or warn h'm of danger to himself or
j others.
Ilrolf's Thrall, His Song
j There lie five things to a man's de
sii e:
Kine flesh, roof tree. It is own lire;
' (.'lean em) of sweet wine from goat's
i And through dark night one to lie
! Four things poor and homely be:
J lleurth fire, white cheese, own roof
j True mead slow brewed with brown
j But a good woman is savor and salt.
Plow. above deep through gray
Hack, sword, buck for straw-thatch
Guard, buckler, guard both tieast
and human —
God. semi true man Ills true woman:
—Willanl-.Wct ie in Jessie 11. Ku
tonhouso's "Book of Modern
Verse." (Houghton Mifflin Co.)
I From Everybody's Magazine]
WE AUK in the clutches of an I
epidemic, "the Jumps."
See how plain folk come'
together of an evening anil spend it;
harassing one another to exhaustion I
over the high cost of living. See 1
how the conventional "laboring map" |
hustles down to his shop to get an
other raise from the boss; how the!
boss hustles down to the accounting
department to see how much he has
got to put up prices to meet the 1
Then that lap of the circle huv- J
ing been completed 011 Tuesduy, all
concerned, of course, have to start
off around a slightly elevated, but
otherwise identical', circle on Weil
High or low, no one is spared by
this dread epidemic. Sir George
Paish, best known of English -finan
cial experts, succumbs, predicting a
collapse of world credit as not only
possible but imminent, and Mr. Wil
son is likewise overcome, announcing
his willingness to die for the sake
of securing his League of Nations.
Well, lets' forget it all for a mo
ment anyway, and ponder this little,
sermon from an estepmed contem
porary in the advertising world,
Batten's Wedge:
"There has been a war. The ef- ,
fort put forth by our people has been
greater than any single word can
"The country has borrowed sev-'
eral times as much money as there!
is in the country. There is not an
office, shop, factory or store that has
not been pulled and hauled about. 1
Men have gone from their desks and
other men have taken their places, i
The personnel of customers has.
changed. Old standards are shot to 1
pieces. Prices have gone every-!
where. Costs, policies, methods,
have been changed and rechangcd, j
and with all this we have bravely!
kept up a pretense that nothing!
much has really happened.
Getting Quick Action
Not so many years ago a Ha
waiian house conceived the idea
of canning pineapples on the plan
tation and of sending the fruits
in that shape into this market. But
people here were in the habit of
buying pineapples whole and raw,
when they wanted them at all;
and so vast quantities of'the can
ned goods were glutting the store
houses .with no takers. In desper
ation the canners began an extensive
advertising campaign. They not
only moved the stock in the store
houses, but. created a great demand
for pineapple in cans, which has
grown steadily ever since.
Perhaps the government -Jtnows
something about the advertising that
started the rush in Allentown re
cently for grape fruit jam, which
was the only preserve among the
army stores offered there that
wasn't selling well. Somebody—
we wonder who?—spread the story
that the stuff was easily convert
ible into excellent wine. Presto!
It's all gone.
Everybody reads the newspapers,
and through their advertising col
umns can be marketed quickly any
commodity that has enough merit
to satisfy public demand.
Armistice Dai) Visions
During fhut brief but solemn
"Memory- Moment" of Armistice
Day, what visions must have conic
to those youths of all lands, safely
returned from "over there!" Visions
of sorrow and suffering, of silence
and desolation, of painful waiting
and of struggles to the death! Here
is what came to one former British
soldier, as he related it to the Man
chester Guardian:
"For two brief minutes I saw
again the distorted horizon of North
ern France, and the last resting
place of so many of my gallant com
rades. One by one the dearest of
them were visualized during those
brief two minutes. It was a som
ber and suered moment."
Too Much to Hope For
[From the Kansas City Times.]
If Congress wants to regain its
popularity it need only pass a bill
giving housewives mandates for
their cooks.
Light Reading
(From the Dallas News. |
our. idea of light reading matter is
what a mind reader read*.
( "But we are nervous. We are
j still worked up. The national pulse
'is higher. A scientist has said that
the very secretions of our bodies are
; different, when we are at war.
I "For four years the music we
j have heard has been war music. The
j talk we have heard has been war
. talk. The. news wo have read has
, been battle news.
"Go to the library anil get a news
paper or a magazine of litis anil
1 try to read it and you can't. Its
I tempo is too slow.
; "A manufacturer oversold a few
months ago is piling stock to-day.
Another who could not produce dur
ing the fighting days finds the bars
down 011 raw materials, and he is
j running his factory night and day.
"Is it any wonder people tire
Jumpy and irritable? Since the day
last November when the armistice
; was signed, it is safe to say that
; more petulant letters have been
i written, more impatient telegrams
tiled than in the entire decade front
1904 to 1914. Names for men anil
things are stronger and harsher. We
have grown accustomed to calling
.men slackers, pro-Germans, Bolshe
vists. profiteers. A cold in the head
;is "influenza." A sneeze is a crime.
"There are such things as wounds
that do not bleed, scars that do.not
show. There are cases of fever in
the trenches of business, and shell
, shock where no real shells have
! "Let us try to calm our own nerves
us much as we can and remember
that the nerves of the other fellow
1 have been against the emery wheel.
: Let's get back into the amiable habit
!of tearing up the impulsive letter
■ and rewriting the brusque telegram.
I Let's call things by gentler names.
"A little less haste in our decision,
, a little less of the court-martial in
j our judgments, a little less do-or-
I die, a little more do-and-live. The
j world has been made a safe place to
I live in. Let's act as if we felt safe."
I A Mountain Colleen
| [Paul Henry in the Irish Edition of
the Eondon Times.]
From the summit of one of C'on
i nemara's mountains the eye travels
: over the peerless country of west
Ireland, dotted with innumerable
j little loughs beloved of the lisher
, men, over (he gracious lines of her
'cloud dappled hills,-and the valleys
j where the purple shadows linger;
j over the scattered "clachans"—little
1 handfuls of whitewashed toy houses
! —tucked away in the sheltered folds
| of the hills, to tM coastline, bitten
into with sandy bays guarded by is
, lets of porphyry pet -in tin opal and
azure sea. Hut of the sou'west a
i wisp of mist —a gray veil trailing
I from a gray cloud floating in the
! blue—passes over the hills. Where
! it catches on a. height it breaks in
j showers on the toy houses, and
I passes on. leaving the wet, sparkling
! eyes of the cottages, laughing back
| to the sun.
| At a turn of n lonely road among
jthe mountains—fur from village or
i house—a woman comes down a
j rough track from the higher hills.
Urpsscd in geranium-red hpmespun
and with an orange headshawl —the
turbulence of 'her color flaming
1 against the encircling mountains—
| her bare feet are iirmly planted as
she walks among the stones. She
hangs on her foot for a second as
I she returns your salute. A wild
grace is in the carriage of her head.
The beautiful softness of her voice,
; soft as the rains of her native hills,
, wraps you round like a caress. Her
; gray eyes, soft and kindly, hold yet
la smoldering fire, the brooding mys
| tery of her race is round her like an
I aura. .She passes by, coming from
j the mountain solitudes and going ap
parently into them again, a rare,
aloof, dignilied figure.
The Lord Gives Moses the Law
And the laird said tmtp Moses,
t'onte up to me into the mount, and
be there; and I .will Rive thee tables
of stone, and a law, and command
ments which J. have written; that
thou mayest teach them. And
Moses went up into the mount. And
the Rlory of the f.ord abode upon
Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered
it six days; and the seventh day he
called unto Moses out of the midst
of the cloud*. And Moses went into
tle midst of the cloud, and Rat him
up into the mount: anil Mosos was
In the'mount forty days and .forty
nißhts,— Exodus xxiv, 12 to 18.
DECEMBER 10. 1910
The Bugle's Dream
; There were tented men on the
bivouac line,
And tented men on flie cross-sown
1 But that seems ages ago, and to
• The stars of peace in a blue sky
1 shine,
I And the world goes on with its work
j again!
• in the little closet his bugle lies,
That called so often the men to
And it dreams —if bugles have
dreaming eyes—
"Of warm iips touching its lips once
| more
j In those Christmas days of the awful
I* war.
It sees him then in the vision rise,
A hero, knowing nor doubt nor fear,
Over the top 'mid the motley cries
Of the bursting bombs and the shell
fire near;
Over the top, and afar in the snow
A little home 'neutb tho Christmas
And his heart so lonesome and
hungry to know—
And dealt so strict with its jolts and
- lie shall be numbered 'neatli
crosses, too.
And only the bugle in dreams behold
The lad so ruddy and strong and
With lion heart serving as straight as
in Flanders fields, in the poppled
In the potted plains where the shells
were worst,
It is Christmas time where the
crosses stand.
And Christmas time where tl.e star
fires burst—
But the bugle there in its closet sees
Its loved one come, and it only l'eels
llis lips on its own, while the melo
Awake once more where the drennt
ist steals.
And the heart of the bugle is glad,
so glad.
That lie cotnes again, its gallant lad.
That lie takes it up, and for reveille.
Blows "Holy Niglit" in the old, sweet
—F. McIC, in the Baltimore Sun.
The Wicked Monsoon
[From the Springfield Republican.]
Australia has evidently suffered
a great disaster in what is called
the most devastating drouth in the
history of the country. Destruc
tion seems to have been greatest
in the northwestern part of New
South Wales, presumably the re
gion beyond the Darling river. This
region depends for its meager
enough water supply upon those
curious seasonal winds called the
monsoons, which are set up by tiie
difference in the temperatures be
twen the ocean and the vast table
land of Asia which the Himalayas
hound. Normally the monsoons im
pinge upon the northwest, coast
bringing moist air which tills tlie
sources of tlie Darling. Rut the
monsoons are subject to consider
able fluctuations, which skippers
in the days of sail power used to
study Carefully, and the occasion
al drouths, worse than those of
what used to be called "the great
American desert," which afflict re
gions usually habitable, are prob
ably to he ascribed to abnormal
weather conditions many months'be
fore ahd thousands of miles away.
Coming on top of the burdens due
to the war this new disaster will
cause much distress.
So Sunday Gasoline
l Prom the Washington Star.]
Washington motorists have been
warned lo avoid Baltimore on Sun
day if their gasoline tanks are not
full. The ancient blue laws of Mary
land have been applied to the salo
of gasoline there, and service sta
tions in Baltimore are thereby pro
hibited from selling or delivering
gasoline on Sunday. The chief of po
lice, who issued the order, stated that
cars may be operated on Sunday,
whether privately owned or owned
by taxicab companies, providing
they have gasoline. The law as ap
plied in Baltimore is not yOt of
state-wide application.
Where is the profiteer'.'
Not here.
I've looked around.
He can't be found,
That's clear.
He's always somewhere else
It's queer. '
He's over there,
He's anywhcie
Hut here.
—Louisville Courier-Journal.
lEupittng QUjat
The poor children of Harrlsburs
will be well rated for during t!i<:
i coming holiday season. In the llrst
Place the Rotury <'lub will give its
I annual Big lb-other dinner during
| < bristmas week. Mori- than -HP
.children will be entertained i-1
i hestnut street hull. Mho large attdi
toiiuiu of which has been engaged
!° r A"° P v, ;t- A commlltee headed
,I>> 1 rank Duvenport. the restuurant
' '\ aVe charge of the aiTutr,
I with the dinner arranged by s. S
. Rutherford, another expert in tl
! food line. J. William Bowman will
ihe chairman of the presents com-i
i 0.l He 'man of the hull"
ommittee. \. Grant Porter of the
tabic committee, Rudolph K. Spire-
I muster of ceremonies, l-'lovd I 100.
kins head of the entertainment com
. mittee, Arthur 11. Holnutn of the
i decorations committee, John S
, M.tsser of the funds committee.'
! ? 8s - I-ongttker of the list com
mittee. with nearly every member
or the club acting in some caia-
I c 'V,- I Hoturians and their wives
I Mil serve the dinner and a Christ
mas program will t„. rendered.
j< tippled children will he taken t ; ,
i'!u 1 '"! 1 ! tlle llal ' I" automobiles
j lho children will be admitted l,v
tnket and by ticket only. the
mittee so arranging in order that
, Places Which should go to ,-eallv
needy persons may not be taken Iw
p.vs and girls whose parenls are
able to care for them.
Another dinner—or rather three
?[, * hen ' J V|ll be served through the
lomt efforts of the Rotary Club, ■bo
hnmbor of Commerce, the Ki
wanisClub. the Motor Club „mi „„.l
to h ,°ir, tW ° ° ,h, r
to tlu- little inmates or the ('hihlrep's
Industrial Home, the Sylvan Heights
< rpbnnage and the |> ; ,y N „ rs ;. v
• lenibeis or the organizations and
, tin ir wives will visit the IMIIIIPH AT
1. noon the day before Christinas
| here real old-fashion hrist.nas
feasts will lie served with all Ilia
tilmming* and where Mrs. Lan of
•he Chamber of Commerce, will ar
j ran Re for Christmas programs dci-
Ing the serving of the meal. Alter
• that the hoys and girls will he taken
•I" the Majestic theater, where a
special Christmas show will lie ar
ranged for (hem and after the per.
torniance there will he a Christmas
tree oil the stage with a distrilm
. Hon of presents for everybody 'ih
jyes. and there will be lee cream'!
j too. and a package of eandv, after
| which the little ones will he hm
j 11 el home in style in big motor ears
[waiting for them. It's going to he
: some party. Warren Jackson, of
■ the Chain her of Commerce, who is
i chairman and treasurer of the com
| mil toe says. An effort will he made
|lo make 11, is a permanent feature
I of the holiday season in Ilarrisblirg.
The third Christmas celebration
especially designed for poor liitle
folks will be conducted by the Hod
Cross, the Toy M'ssion of which
will not alone routine itself to the
giving of toys bill will endeavor to
bring Christmas cheer and comfort
to every little hoy and girl in the
city, and to older folks as well. Al
ready there has been a generous
response, but money In particular
is now HIP need. "Oh. if you could
only know what we workers know
of tl.e situation in I incision a." sail
Miss Margaret Hingland. of the Bel
Toss, to whom money or toys may
be sent, "you would give up some
thing for yourself or your own loved
ones, who will have plenty anyway,
in order to bring Christmas to the
hundreds of folks who have not the
means to observe the holiday."
Ono or the problems which men
connected with the State Depart -
iiiont of Agriculture lire studying
ami which tlio State Chamber of
Commerce plans to help handle is
that tlio total acreage () f cultivated
land in Pennsylvania is loss than an
acre per person. It is estimated that
the population of tlio Keystone State
is now between 5,000,000 and 9,000,-
000 persons and constantly increas
ing. The total land on farms has
been estimated at about 1 .',000.000 by
some people, but there is a consider
able area in woodlands, as many
farmers are careful to keep some
trees and especially to have them in
vicinity of springs and water supply.
Pennsylvania, according to Governor
William < Sproul, is more self sup
porting than some of t lie other
States that make more fuss about
what they produce and it is liis aim
to increase the cultivated area. Ten
million acres under cultivation will
likely be the goal.
Attorney General William 1. Scliaf
fer, in his scholarly address at. the
opening of the sessions of tlio Con
stitutional Revision Commission, re
ferred to the interesting fact that
Theodore Cuyler, father of T. De-
Witt Cuyler, one of the members of
the CommissioQ, had been an hon
ored member of the Constitutional
convention of 1879. The elder Cuy
ler was as prominent in tiis day at.
the bar of Philadelphia as is his sou
The convention of 187.!, which
held a few sessions in llarrishurg,
had as its member from Dauphin
county the late Hamilton Alricks, of
this eily. Mr. Alricks was for many
years one of the prominent attor
neys of Central Pennsylvania and
was one of the Democratic members
of the body.
—A. E. Slsson, former auditor BOU
eral, was among the visitors to the
j city yesterday and remarked that
l the next census was going to show
Erie to be some miles ahead of Har
risburg in population.
—Thomas W. Templeton, superin
tendent of public grounds and build
ings, used to be in Congress, but says
that he likes Harrisburg real well.
—W. S. Ellis, the traveler, is mak
ing some addresses on Asiatic mat- <
tors that are attracting some criti
cism in Philadelphia.
—Chester W. Sutherland, prom
inent in affairs of Washington county,
was among visitors to Harrisburg
—William Conner, register of wills
of Allegheny county, used to be a
member of the Legislature. *
—That Harrisburg pretzels
arc shipped into half it dozen
—This city had an artillery com
pany back in the thirties.
There are letters of accent and let
ters of tone,
Hut the best of all letters Is to Ict'er