The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, March 04, 1915, Page 6, Image 6

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Thursday, March 4, 1015.
Mou. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat.
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Full Moon, Ist, 31st; Last Quarter, Bth;
New Moon, 15th; First Quarter, 23d.
'\ x Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair
, C 55 ' weather to-night. Friday increasing
l/w cloudiness and warmer.
Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to night.
~ Friday increasing cloudiness and
of the surprising tilings; about the attitude of
of the members of the Legislature in the
session is that, although they cannot have
to recognize the absolute necessity for con-
the State"'s money to an extraordinary de-
at this time, due to the State's greatly reduced
of revenue, they are doing so little in the
of helping to eft'eet the necessary econ-
Tener, in his tiual message before re-
his otfiee to his successor, pointed out
for various reasons, bearing on the business
revenues for the next two years will be
to the extent of many millions of dollars
new sources of revenue are found, —and it
be accepted without argument that the placing
burdens of taxation on the corporations
H[ individuals of the state should be resorted to
if absolutely unavoidable.
Brumbaugh, too, has recognized the
for widespread economies in the use of the
wealth's funds and the need for "cutting
to tit the cloth" when it comes to making
from the moneys that are available.
Governor Brumbaugh, by having already
oif almost 00,000 from one of the first
bills that have come to his notice, —
deficiency bill, —has proved that his insistence
economies is not mere talk.
wonder is, therefore, that the legislators as
have not shown more of a disposition to co-
with the Governor in this most important
Few of them have shown any inclination
to curtail the appropriations they are asking
their home communities or to originate legisla
■b designed to make necessary cuts in expendi-
of the state funds where such curtailments
the attitude of Representative Joshua
Swartz, of this eity, stands out in marked con
sist to that of most of the lawmakers in this re-
Mr. Swartz, in introducing in the House a
days ago his bill reducing the size of the Public
Commission and placing it under control of
department of the Secretary of Internal Affairs,
required by the-Constitution of the State,
H pointed out a way in which $50,000 a year can
cut off the salaries of this commission and its
without apparently reducing the board's
Swartz is to be congratulated on having
a position in this matter that distinguishes
H> from the rarik and file of his colleagues, many
whom apparently are not only refraining from
Governor Brumbaugh in working out leg-
to reduce the fixed expenses of the State,
are even introducing measures calling for ap-
benefiting their local constituencies
are out of all proportion to the amount of
available. In brief they are leaving it up
Appropriations Committees or to Governor
himself to cut the aggregate amount
for to a figure within the amount of money
■ State will have available to spend.
should be more bills—like the Swartz bill—
to cut down expenses, and fewer designed
coming from many directions during the
H day or two are beginning to show what are
■ consequences of the B'ederaKanti-narcotie
law which went into operation the first of the
month. The two classes of persons principally af
fected by the provisions of the law are, oddly
enough, "dope" fiends and doctors. The former,
crazed with desire for the drugs which have gained
mastery over them but which are now denied them,
are being taken under police protection, and given
medical attention, sometimes at their own request
and often without it. The doctors, forced to comply
with numerous conditions before they can give
habit-forming patients for medicinal pur
poses, are complaining that the provisions of the
law are not considerate of the actual necessities of
the practice of medicine.
The ijevv law, however, must as a whole be con
sidered a force for good. It, of course, hinders free
medicinal use of narcotics, but it also restricts the
abuse of them. Even if the unforunate fiends are
made to suffer miseries, perhaps to commit crimes,
yet the spread of the awful drug habit will be
arrested, and that accomplishment will be compen
sation enough for any inconveniences which the
law may bring with it for the annoyance of law
abiding physicians? and their patients.
It is certainly necessary that in a county whiph
in recent years lias been using ten times as large a
supply of narcotics as absolutely required for me
dicinal purposes, a law should be put into operation
which places the sale t>f the drugs directly under
the control of the government. The strict enforce
ment of the law will leave little opportunity for
the sale in the future of '"dope" to persons who
by becoming fiends become criminals.
That the "coke" peddlers fear the Federal gov
ernment's detectives and are abandoning their traf
fic despite the immense profits which accompany the
sale of heroin, cocaine and opium, is indicated by
the declaration made yesterday to the Philadelphia
police by a victim of the drug habit, that lie has
been unable since March 1 to buy narcotics at any
of his old haunts, since all the dealers have disap
peared as if by magic.
No law limiting legislators' labors to eight hours a day
is needed in Pennsylvania.
Arresting bomb throwers before they throw them is the
most effective kind of detective work that we know of.
While paying bounties on noxious animals, why not place
a price on the heads of some of Dauphin county's escaped
Marriage licenses are to remain at the old price of $1
each, thanks to a majority of sympathetic Benedicts the
Wilson's term as President is half over to-day, and it
may be remarked that the nation is safe for at least two
more years.
"What are the two sexes, Alecf" asked the teacher.
"Masculine and feline," answered Alec.—Woman's Home
"I think your husband dresses so nicely and quietly."
"Really? You should hear him when he loses a collar
button!"— Judge.
A man lilies to boast about his mechanical ability, but
it takes a woman to sharpen a lead pencil with a pair of
scissors.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
"Jiggs' wife speaks ten languages."
"I move we adopt resolutions of sympathy and send
them to Jiggs."—Buffalo Express.
"This is a mighty poor world, anyhow."
"Isn't it? Everything we want hangs just beyond our
reach, and everything we don't want falls and hits us on
the head." —Richmond Times-Dispatch. '
Patience—"Nature has provided for her lavishly."
Patrice—"How so?"
"She has two chins."—Yonkers Statesman.
"Auntie, did you ever get a proposal?"
"Once, dear. A gentleman asked me to inarrv him over
the telephone, but he had the wrong number."—Louisville
Mr. Slowboy (calling on girl)—-"Vou seem—cr —rather
distant this evening."
The Girl—"Well, your chair isn't nailed down, is it?"
—Brooklyn Eagle.
Mr. Bacon —"Well, I try to act like a gentleman, any
Mrs. Bacon—"Oh, yes, you'*; a Very good actor."—
Yonkers Statesman.
Cholly—"Before I met yon I thought of nothing but
making money."
Ethel—"Well, keep right on! Pop ain't so rich as folks
think."—Dallas News.
Mother—"Why don't you yawn when he stays too long?
He'll take the hint and go."
Daughter—"l did, and he told me what beautiful teeth
I had." —Philadelphia Ledger.
"Forgive your enemies," said the earnest man. "That's
good religion."
"Yes," replied Senator Sorghum, "and sometimes it's
good politics, too."—Washington Star.
Cop —"Come along now! I arrest you for being full."
Lushman —"Well, arresht th' moon; that's full, too."
Cop—"Maybe it is, but it isn't staggerin' along an'
bumpin into everybody."—Boston Transcript.
"How did the robber act?" asked the curious one of the
hold-up victim.
"Oh, he was calm and collected*" retorted the victim,
mindful of his empty pockets.—Buffalo Express.
Purify your blood oy taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla. This medicine, has been
and still is the people's medicine be
cause of its reliable character and its
wonderful success in the treatment of
the common diseases awl ailments —
scrofula, catarrh, rheumatism, dyspep
sia, loss of appetite, that tired feeling,
general debility.
Hood's Sarsaparilla has been tested
forty years. Get it to-day. Adv.
I Tongue-End Top ics |
On Seeing Pennsylvania
"See Pennsylvania First" is becom
ing a slogan in the Keystone State, and
thousands more ami more each year are
awakening to the beauties of the ter
ritory that first welcomed William
Penn. It being considered the tilling to
traverse the State's highways and by
ways in search of the wonders within
its boundaries, the uutomo>l>ile furnish
es means of travel denied by tfie rail.
Where one party took a pleasure trip
the State then years ago, a
hundred now sot out to enjoy the mani
fold beauties of its wealth of scenery.
The Historic Spots
But, in the seeing Pennsylvania first
those wlu) go forth should become ac
quainted\vith the historic sipots so
abundant and precious to the true
Pennsylvanian. The Historical Commis
sion of Pennsylvania, has just issued a
report and all through the pages the
work of Thomas Lynch Montgomery,
State Librarian, curator of the commis
sion, is apparent. This commission was
created in July, 1913, by legislative
act and its first members were Senator
William C. Sproul, of Chester; George
P. Donehoo, of Coudersport, an author
ity on State Indian matters; William
11. Stevenson,'"of Philadelphia; the late
William I', llensel, of Lancaster, and
former Attorney General Hampton L.
Carson, of Philadelphia, with Thomas
Lynch Montgomery as curator. The
commission is charged with the duty of
marking and preserving the antiquities
and historical landmarks of Pennsylva
* <. *
Hard to Make Selections
In The pursuit of its work the com
mission has found an embarrassment of
riches. Hardly a county in Pennsylva
nia from the Delaware to Lake Erie
or from the southern to the northern
boundary but contains some historiea l !
spot which in time 'should be marked,
and the commission has barely gotten
started in its work, after much patient
research. It has, however, visited a
nunnber of historic spots and it lias
succeeded in interesting the people in
its work, and this is bound to bear
good fruit in the future. The plan and
scope of the great undertaking has been
decided upon and it win not be many
years before the most important places
in the history of the State will be suit
ably marked so that all may know of
their value to Pennsylvania.
Site of Fort MeCord Marked
Thus far the commission has assisted
in the marking of one historic .spot, the
site of Fort licCord, situated seven
miles west of C'hambersburg, the site
of the massacre by Indians on April 1,
1756, of tvvcuty-saven pioneer settlers
—men, jvoinen and children. A monu
ment of granite in the form of a Celtic
cross, with bronze tablet at the base,
marks the spot. However, steps have
been taken for the marking of the fol
lowing historic sites as soon as the nec
essary arrangements can be made: Fort
Hunter, near Harrisburg; Fort Ligon
ier, at Ligonier; Fort Necessity, at
Mount Washington, on the National
Pike; the house of Governor Priiitz, on
Tinicum Island, where the first govern
ment by white men was established in
Pennsylvania, and the Sandelands
house, at Chester, where was held the
first law-making Assembly of the Com
monwealth. That the matter of marking
the State's historical spo;s lias excited
general interest is evidenced from the
fact that during the year the commis
sion has received and answered many
letters from societies and individuals
concerning the work and the location of
historic sites. >
* * *
Pennsylvania and the Nation
An excerpt from the report that will
attract general attention and interest,
is as follows:
"In order rightly to study the in
fluences which have been at work in
the making of the American nation as
it exists in fact, instead of in romantic
historical poems of New Englaud au
thors, one must go back to the early
periods in the history of the State, with
its many complex problems. The Quak
er, the Scot-ch-Irish and the Pennsyl
vania German influences have been as
dominant forces in the moulding of
American institutions as either the
Puritan of New England or the Cava
lier of Virginia. The influence of the
Puritan waned with the century which
gave him his name, and the Cavalier of
Virginia was always more of a myth
than a reality. The Scotch-Irish and
Pennsylvania German influences, whidh
spread out from the rugged mountains
of Pennsylvania to Virginia, Ohio, Ken
tucky and the Great West, aro still
dominant in American affairs. The
trails of the red men to the Ohio and
to the western wilderness were trodden
by the feet of the Scotch-Irish and the
German pioneers from the mountains of
Pennsylvania, and not by the feet of
the Puritan from Now England. Even
a large of the "First Fam
ilies of Virginia,' and many of the best
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of them, were Scotch-Irish from the
Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania. To
read the names of the men who have
'won the West' confirms this statement.
The Puritan of New England has play
ed a most important part in the poetry
of history, but the Scotch-Irish and
Pennsylvania German made a far
greater part of the actual history of
the Nation" which now exists.
* * *
Pennsylvania Too Modest
"Pennsylvania soil was the scene of
Washington's first conflict, at Fort
Necessity; of Braddock's fearful de
feat, near Pittsburgh; of the most
Woody conflicts with the Indians by
the frontiersmen; of the expedition of
General Forbes, to Fort Duquesne; of
the Declaration of Independence; of the
hard fought battles of Brandywine and
Gerinantown; of the soul-racking win
ter at Valley Forge; of the Framing of
the Constitution; of tire first National
Capital; of the expedition of General
Sullivan aigainst the Seneca; of the
Whiskey Insurrection; of the blood-de
luged hills of Gettysburg, and of many
other events of nation-wide ini]>ortance.
Cut out of American history what these
events stand for, and the part played
in them by Pennsylvania, and one loses
the real p'lot of the entire drama of
American history. Pennsylvania histor
ians have been too modest, or too much
fascinated by the mere glitter of the
wonderful industrial development of
the State, to give just credit to the
tremendous moral force which the Stato
and its people have exercised in the de
velopment of the American nation. We
must caill attention to the facts in our
history. We must make known these
facts by the monuments and markers,
as well as by books and essays."
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Poland is*4iow so much in the public eye that this number will present one
of Longfellow's earliest poems written in commemoration of one of the noblest
of the Polish nation-—Count Casimer Pulaski, who fell in the American attack
on Savannah during our Revolutionary war, after he had shown his- heroism in
behalf ot' the struggling colonies 011 many fields of battle.
The banner borne at the head of the troops he commanded was of crimsm
silk embroidered by the Moravian nuns of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
When the dying flame of day Guard it,—God will prosper thee.
Through the channel shot its ray, (iliur l!it - — 00,1 will I'rospur thee,
ri ~ ,■ • . , , In the dark and trying hour,
l'ar the glimmering tapers shed , ~ . , . »ji, •», '
e j in the breaking forth of power,
1 Bint light on the cowled head; Jll the rush of steeds and men,
And the censer burning swung, His right band will shield thee then.
Where, before the altar, hung
That proud banner, that with prayer "Take thy banner! But when night
Had been consecrated there. Closes round tho ghastly fight.
And the nuns' sweet hymn was heard If the vanquish'd warrior bow,
the while, Spare him! By our holy vow,
Sun;' low in the dim, mysterious aisle:— By our prayers and many tears,
Hv the mercy that endears,
"Take thy banner! May it wave Spare him! he our love hath shared:
Proudly o'er the good and brave, Spare him! as thou wouldst be spared.
When the battle's distant wail
Breaks the sabbath of our vale; "Take thy banner! and if e'er
When the clarion's music thrills Thou shouldst press tho bier,
To the heart of these lone hills; And the muffled drum should beat
When the spear in conflict shakes, To the tread of mournful feet,
And the strong lance shivering breaks. Then this crimson flag shall be
Martial cloak nnd shroud for thee."
"Take thy banner! And, beneath And the warrior took that banner proud,
_ The war-cloud's encircling wreath, And it was his martial cloak and shroud.
—C Ml ■ ■ ! ! gJ —U. ...
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