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HARRISBIIRG TELEGRAPH Ettablutui Ifji M FTJBLIBHKIT BT I VHI TILBGKAFH PRUTTIHG CO. k. J. BTACKPOLE, Pree't and Treu'r f. R- OYSTER, Secretary. BOS M. STKENMKTZ. Managing Editor. published every evening (except Bun- I day), at the Telegraph Building, 111 [ federal Square. Eastern Office. Fifth Avenue Building ! New York City. Has brook. Story A Brooke. ItVestern Office. lIS West Madison •treet, Chicago. 111., Allen & Ward. I Delivered by carriers a! ■•DSflg'MBL' six cents a week . Mailed to subscriber! ht |S.OO a year in advance. felntared at the Post Office In Harris burg as second class matter. 5 /fitN Tfc* Association of Amor- < 1 B |(filal 'can Advertisers baa ex- Wdlf amintd and certified to i 1 I the circulation of this pab- i 1 l lication. Tba figures of circulation i' i eontained in tba Association's re- i 1 port only are guaranteed. | Association of American Advertisers > II No. 2333 Whitehall Bld|. N. T. City ! twara dally average for the moat* ol July, 1914 * 23,169 * Average (or the rear 1013—21.577 Average for the year 1013—31,175 Average for the year 1911—18,851 Average for the year 1010—17,405 TELEPHONES! Bell Private Branch Exchange No. 1040. Halted Business Office, 203. Editorial Room 586. Job Dept. 203. THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 20 POPK PIUS X POPE PIUS X, whose death Is re corded in dispatches from Rome to-day, was at once one of the simplest as well as one of the most forceful figures that ever occu pied the Vatican. From the very moment of his elec tion he steered a middle course in the affairs of the church, but lost nothing in strength from that. He was con servative in all his acts, even, as in the case of the French, Spanish and Por tuguese Separatists, where ho ap peared to have adopted reactionary policies, following in the strictest sense the. traditions of the Church ho served. If he lost considerable in the way of diplomacy, those who were closest to him say that he rejoiced in what was, in his firm belief, a great gain in spirituality and religious fer vor throughout the Roman Catholic world. Pope Pius saw the importance of developing the Church in America, and he it was wTio decreed that tho United States should be no longer con sidered a missionary country and who dignified the Eucharlstic Congress at Montreal by the presence of a car dinal legate. Withal he was a simple, pious, homc-loving soul, who did not allow his family ties to be broken by the absorbing duties of the Vatican, keeping his two sisters always near him and spending many hours in their company. As Bishop Shanahan has said, Pius X was a "people's Pope," and as such will bo mourned by all within his church and by many without who re spected his earnest, whole-souled de votion to the cause he reprclented. OPPORTUNITIES FOR SAVERS STAGNANT business conditions arc bringing many unexpected oppor tunities to the man with money to invest. The man who has looked upon saving as an almost hope less task, with the interest earned scarcely enough reward for his efforts, ought to change his views in the light of present conditions. Pick up almost any newspaper and you will see unusual real estate oppor tunities. because owners need the money and will sell at a sacrifice. That is where the thrifty man comes in. He looks upon savings as capital ■which, if Invested opportunely, will J-ield many times the usuul rate of interest. For example, the other day we read this little advertisement in the "classi fied" section of a newspaper: "This place must be sold at once. Any reasonable offer considered, as I need the money." Such an advertiser's extremity is the saver's opportunity, because he can use his savings to buy a piece of real estate at a price which will net him a Kood profit when this temporary de pression and "period of liquidation" Is over, which will be very soon, unless all signs fall. Perhaps in this very newspaper there is advertised a "business oppor tunity" which appeals to you and ■which you might take advantage of if you had some extra money available for the purpose. The only certain way to be ready for business opportunities is to and deposit in a bank or saving asso ciation. GREAT MERCHANT FLEET ♦ UNLESS the administration at Washington fulls In Its duty to "the people, the present great war in Europe is certain to re dound to the benefit of the United States through a tremendous enlarge ment of our shipping facilities and the opening of ports which have hereto fore been practically closed to our commerce. But there must be no loss of time through mistaken courtesy to the nations now at war. It is quite certain that England and Germany ■will place every obstacle in the way of an enlargement of our trade through the creation of a real merchant ma rine. England especially is as much concerned over the demoralization of dta world-wide commercial activities" as it la in defeating Germany on the •battlefield. If Uncle Sam waits until England lend Germany and the rest of them Claee their O. K. on his trade expan loa program lie will wait a long THURSDAY EVENING, time. While this country must not become Involved in the war that is now shaking Europe to its foundations, there is no reason why the adminis tration at Washington should waste any time getting the approval of the fighting governments beyond the At lantic to the proposed purchase pf foreign vessels for the American trade. Because European nations have seen fit to engage In a life and death struggle on the battlefield for com mercial supremacy and colonial ex pansion It does not follow that the United States shall sit down supinely while these nations consider whether or not any commercial activity on this side of the ocean is inimical to their particular interests. We must be up and doing while the door of opportunity stands open and any failure of the administration to take full advantage of tho situation which has been presented by the folly of Europe will never be condoned by the people of the United States. This country Is not likely to be dragged into the war save through the most crass stupidity of those who are charged with the conduct of the gov ernment. but we could wish that more of the statesmen of large experience who are now in private life were at the head of affairs at Washington. However, from the President down there is a manifest disposition to keep out of the controversy, which is cor rectly interpreting the attitude of the American people. And while this is all vory well and in accordance with tho public sentiment of the country, there is no reason why we should fall to grasp the large opportunities for the expansion of our trade now opened up to us through the tragedy of war. POLITICAL FADS SENATOR ELIHU ROOT has cor rectly diagnosed the political sit uation in his speech before the New York unofficial State con vention of the Republican party. He predicts the return to power in the State and the nation of the organ ization that was rent in twain by the Progressive movement. In this strong and forceful speech Senator Root makes a unique suggestion, to wit: that the Governor and his Cabinet should be given power to sit with the Legislature and to initiate, but not to vote on, bills. One of the sig nificant developments of the conven tion is the recommendation against the Initiative, the referendum and the recall, which, it is declared, "would diminish, not increase, official respon sibility and necessarily complicate the machinery of State government." The recall of judicial decisions and judges is condemned unsparingly. Another feature of Senator Roofs address which evoked loud applause, and which manifestly struck a key note, was his declaration that every Republican who votes at the primary election should do so under a sense of honorable obligation to accept and stand by the result, whatever it is. He declared that no man had any right to vote at a primary unless he was willing to do that. Yet we have in Pennsylvania at the I present time the peculiar spectacle of two parties—the Democratic and Pro gressive—which were loudest in their demands for the direct primary for the nomination of State candidates flirting with each other with a view to withdrawing certain nominees of these two parties and substituting therefor the candidates of each other so as to present at the general election a mixed ticket representing all sorts of policies and individual views. The voters having chosen the candi dates in a wide-open primary have a right to expect that the bosses of these parties will respect the will of the electorate and not ignore the ex pressed views of the voters. HELP! HKI.P: 11 is really too bad that the great European war has crowded politics off the first page. It is a sad com mentary on the good sense of Penn sylvanians that they would rather read the exciting details of a battle that may change the geography of the world than wade through three columns of political soothsayings of a would-be governor. It is sad, we re peat, sad beyond words. We are quite positive about this. Of course, we will have to admit that the conclusion is not our own. entirely. We got the idea from the Harrisburg Patriot. Says that newspaper, bewailing the fact that McCormick campaign I speeches are falling on deaf ears: Here in Pennsylvania we have problems to solve of more import iL° 2 s than the Europan war. It Is the nope of the common enemv that the attention of the people of Pennsylvania will he so absorbed in contemplation of the excitement abroad that they will forget the Im portance of action at home. The re demption of the State Is of vastly more conseouence to us than the details of the battles in Belgium. This is a point that cannot be em phasizerl too strongly. There you have it in a nutshell! Mr. McCormick has volunteered to redeem the State and the State goes right on reading the war news and doesn't care a hang about being redeemed. Every day, almost, from hotel porches and picnic rostrums, the gallant little lifesaver is throwing out the lifeline while the callous, unthinking voters crowd the bulletin boards and peruse the latest war news; and the lifeline whizzes all unnoted right over their heads. It's certainly hard to try to con vince people v.ith elaborately prepared arguments when the aforesaid people won't pause long enough In their way ward rambllngs to listen. It's more than that. It's positively provoking, so it is! So there! And we sympa thize with the Patriot and Mr. McCor mick Yes, indeed, we do. Those within the war zone now rea lize that their great troubles of lact year were trifles, indeed. The dove of peace is fast getting in to the dodo class. We have no thought of war, but Just as a matter of good faith our artillery breaks all records for coast Are prac tice. ' . - J 1 EVENING CHAT I Modernly equipped fire depart ments and carefully trained firemen go*a long way toward keeping down the losses from fire x in any town or clty.'but they are not the only factors that work lo this end. For instance the other day a new motor combination truck was being put through the paces in Steelton preparatory to the purchase of sev eral of these apparatuses for the bor ough fire department. Naturally the men who witnessed the demonstration were talking about fires. Some one called attention to Steel ton's record as almost a flrelesa town, there not having been a serious blaze there in nearly three years. He ex plained by saying the borough fire men were able to stand the intense heat of fire fighting because they were accustomed to the withering heat of the lurnaces at the Steel Works. He asserted that Steelton, firemen arc able to carry their lines of hose right into the teeth of a blaze and put Uie water on the source of the fire. Fire lighters not accustomed to the heat which many of Steelton's firemen en dure at the open hearth furnaces and other parts of the big steel plant, would not be able to get their lines so close to a blaze. Whether or not this is the real reason why Steelton's fire loss is low is hard to say. It may be. Housecleaning time always brings about the discovery of sonre article with a history. Recently many old newspapers have been found. George R. Alexander, 104 South Twenty fourth street, is exhibiting a copy of the New England Weekly Journal. It was printed in Boston, Monday, April 8, 1728. The imprint says it was published "by S. Knciliind and T. Green, at tho printinghoi pi whero advertisements are taken in." This journal printed short stories of the DeMauspassant type. No words were minced and space was called a spade. Its adver tisements included a notice offering for sale two colored girls. The girls were referred to as "buxom and good workers, young and healthy," and the advertisement stated they "could be had at a bargai.n" It also gives no tice of a number of people baptized and prints some news from abroad under a single line head. Coffee sold at that time at eight shillings per pound. Mr. Alexander has framed the old paper and prizes it very highly. That John Philip Sousa, whose band delighted audiences at Paxtang Park this week, paid a visit here in cognito was the assurance of a young businessman of town who knows the bandmaster personally, in fact enjoys a more or less intimate acquaintance with him, having met him at Carls bad and hobnobbed with him at the German watering place. The man aforementioned says that Sousa paid a visit here during Creatore's engage ment at Paxtang. He registered un der an assumed name at one of the hotels, but his friend of the European watering place detected the "March King" as he disappeared into a Turk ish bath in Market street. The local man made no attempt to renew the acquaintance at that time, and later the opportunity did not present Itself. Automobilists are watching with in terest the developments In the paving operations in Steelton. Although the work there has been held up from time to time for various ranges. It has now >--» en started and will likely be rushea rapidly to completion. When South Front street, Steelton, is paved, which will likely be before eold weather sets in, there will, be a continuous stretch of smoothly paved highway from the lower end of Steel ton to historic old Fort Hunter. This is more than eleven miles. It is likely that before another year is passed about one more mile of paved road will he added to this stretch. State aid hiis been asked by the borough of Steelton for the, pav ing of the road between Chambers street, Steelton, and Hlghpslre. Just as soon as the State appropriates the money to carry out this work it is likely that Steelton will come in for a share. The remaining mile of road will then be paved. It was said long ago by some bright newspaper writer that America is a nine-days' country. The proof is coming to light right here in con nection with war news. An observer says that it is surprising the way the crowds Indifferently pass war bulle tins the past two or three days, in terest in the great conflict across the water seemss to be as much on the wayne as it is at a ball game when the visiting team has pjled up a bunch of runs and nobody's hitting on the home team. When the war was started the bulletin boards were crowded around, but now only an oc casional passerby stops to look. Visitors to the grave of John Har ris, falher of the founder of the city, wonder curiously as to the signifi cance of the presence of the flags of two nations—the Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack—dropping in folds oer the little green mound within the iron-paligned enclosure in Harris park. The flags have given a red-white and-hlue color touch among the greens and the brighter colors of the flowers, ever since the recent conven tion of the Sons of St. George in this city a few weeks ago. One of the final acts of the order prior to ad journment was to visit Harris' grave. After holding a little memorial ser vice there, the members of the lodge that had its foundation in the united act of sympathy of fellow-miners of Cornwall for the family of a laborer killed in the mines, placed the ban ners of Harris, native and adopted countries above his flanl resting-place. There is already talk of a voluntary association having for its purpose the further* clearing of the river channel so that there may be as few obstruc tions as possible in this stream when the dam shall have been completed and the canoes, motorboats and other craft Increase. In this connection there is a growing demand for proper provision for boating facilities in the vicinity of Broad street when "Hard suiabble" shall have been eliminated and the final treatment of the water front is completed. It Is surprising what excellent ten nis players are found among the chil dren of Harrisburg, as evidenced by the junior tennis tournament now on at the Reservoir courts. Dozens of boys and girls, nearly all of them un der the age of 14, have entered and almost every one of the entrants can play a remarkable game, many of them outclassing the older players who frequent the courts. For Instance, Ruth Starry and May Romberger, two lassies of 14 or there abouts, can "trim" almost any of the older girl players with the exception of possibly a few of the very best who have been at the game for seven or eight years. Doubtless the modern playground has much to do with the athletic prowess of the coming Kjr-neration. Prom tot up the boys and girls learn to use their muscles, build up con stitutions like young racehorses and naturally they can do things that their elders without these advantages could not do at their age. AX EVESTTVG THOUGHT Health is the vital principle of j ! bliss. —Thompson. HAHRISBURG TELEGRAPH NEWEST FUSION PLAN TO RETIRE PRIMER Senator Penrose Indifferent to Any More of the Kind Proposed REPUBLICAN VICTORY SURE "Can Fuse or Stay Apart," Says Candidate For All G. 0. P. Cares Congressman Palmer. Democratic nominee for United States senator, le willing that there should be fusion for every office but that to which aspires. Palmer, at the outset, wasn't very enthusiastic over the idea of unit ing the Progressives and the Demo crats on the State ticket this Fall, knowing full well that hundreds of Democrats would refuse to support the Koosevelt ticket and that the com paratively few remaining Progressives would hasten back into the Repub lican party rather than vote for men who had deserted them in the hope of contributing to Democratic success. In the light of Colonel Roosevelt's Pittsburgh speech, in which he re pudiated the Wilson administration and Ilayed the Democratic party in general, it is difficult to see how hard shelled Progressives, who have fol lowed Roosevelt blindly ever since the party was brought into being, could go to the polls and vote for the con tinuance of a political policy that Roosevelt himself has declared to be ruinous to the country. Palmer, more experienced politician that he is, realizes this and wants to stay out of the muddle. McCormick, desperate with the thought of defeat after all his efforts and tremendous expenditures of money, is willing to accept anything that he thinks may add a few votes to his total. Flinn, hopeless, and looking for somebody on whom to lay the blame for the fver whelming defeat he sees ahead, is willing that McCormick should shoul der the responsibility and the expense of the campaign. It would cost Flinn a pretty penny to finance the Progressives this Fall and it seems not unlikely that he would be willing to have McCormick's millions used to defray the cost, es pecially since he and everybody else who has given any attention to con ditions In Pennnsylvania know that the Progressive party is on the rocks and growing smaller every day. Will Widen Breach Fusion would only widen the breach that already exists in the Democratic party and might result in the placing of a second Democratic ticket in the field. Such a move would unquestion ably cause widespread dissatjsfaction among the Democrats of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and Palmer is wise enough to know this. Consequently he is willing to let the other fellow's nave all the fusion they want, while he stands pat as an out-and-out Demo crat. Senator Penrose yesterday in a for mal statement commenting upon the proposed fusion deal between the Democrats and the Washington party leaders expressed indifference to any program they may agree upon. The latest proposition provides for the withdrawal of A. Mitchell Palmer, nominee for United States Senator, and the retirement of William Draper Lewis, Washington party nom inee for Governor, making possible a ticket headed by Gifford Pinchot, Washington party, for United States Senator and Vance C. McCormick, Democrat, for Governor, the other candidates to be determined upon later. This proposition is predicated upon a suggestion that Vance C. McCor mick, Democrat, shall finance the Washington party, as well as the Democratic party, and thereby relieve . William Flinn as the financial backer of the Bull Moose movement. Tt is said that Palmer has seen the handwriting on the wall and is per fectly willing to get out of the race to save himself from certain defeat. It is also hinted that he expects a fed eral appointment of some magnitude shortly. Penrose on Fusion Senator Penrose in his statement in part said: "I view the fusion proposition with indifference. They can fuse or stay i apart, as they may choose, as far as the Republican party is concerned. The Republican campaign is being pressed effectively and vigorously without regard to what the others are doing. The anti-Palmer and anti administration sentiment is so intense and the disintegration of the Wash ington party so complete that fusion would be a rope of sand. "The Republican ticket will be elected by an enormous plurality and a majority over all, In any event. If the proposition were of sufficient im portance to justify any notice or comment on the part of Republicans it might be sufficient to say that fu sion would absolutely he machine poli tics and bosslsm in extreme form and at variance with the spirit of the popular primaries and utterly incon sistent with the protestations of the Washington party leaders. "The people voted for certain can didates at the popular primaries to be placed on the Democratic and Washington party tickets. They have not given anyone power of attorney to reverse this action or to take can didates off or put them on. Such se cret deals of politicians are certainly in violation of the spirit of popular primaries and are frustrations of the popular will, which has decreed that certain candidates shall run. "However, as th« Democratic ticket was framed down in Washington un der boss orders from the White House and the rank and file of the Demo cratic voters were given no voice in its selection, and as the Washington party ticket was framed by Flinn without any consultation with the rank and file, I suppose a machine deal like fusion would only be in har mony with the previous performances. "Moreover, the Washington party leaders have been going up and down the country proclaiming at the top of their voices that their integrity and virtue shall not be contaminated by association with either of the old par ties. "If they have repudiated anything they have repudiated any such alli ances. Of course, fusion Is entirely in consistent with these protestations and will disgust everybody who Is left in that party. "The mere talk of fuilon Is the best evidence of the hopelessness of the opnosition and is one of the arguments for the assurance which every Repub lican In Pennsylvania feels of an over whelming victory in November. It Is a matter of Indifference who is put off or who Is put on among the pres ent candidates, because the candidates of the Washington and Democratic parties from Senator to Governor down are about as weak a lot politi cally as could well be got together." Morris and Dripps Chirp "I notice a growing sentiment among the rank and tile of both par ties for fusion on the State ticket," said Roland S. Morris, chairman of . yv- • Hup I«r( u"t alomt b( t«u»» price* mrr loner, linr «uailtl«i are -WimmotWHWl ; 0 Store Closes To-morrow at Noon True Economy Is the Keynote jj of Our Friday Special Sales. j! Those who have patronized our past Friday sales have grasped | the unusual opportunities which they presented for money- i; ii saving. To-morrow, for four hours—until noon, when the store closes—you may ij ; j: enjoy the wonderful bargains which will be offered in another of these noteworthy j; 11 occasions. Come. ;! , |! ' • 1 • "* 12*/£ c striped voiles; Friday price 'J ; I r riday Specials in 25c white and colored kid belts; Friday price ! I SUMMER MILLINERY , , , , , , hh , * ! Lot of remnants in ribbons, at very special !> Ladies' untrimmed hats; Friday price .5? prices. i! Ladies' untrimmed hats; Friday price 5? 25c black beads; Friday price 10? 2 Children's untrimmed hats; Friday price children's socks; Friday price.... 8? | !; Q 25c children's socks; Friday price 19? | |[ Children's trimmed hats; Friday price, .I? 25c ladies' ribbed vests; Friday price. ..19? ! || Summer trimmings; Friday price t? 25c children . s parasols; Friday price ...l 3? f «! „ 25c Voiles, in plain colors; Friday price, 10? I i| Lot ° f F *"°S' But,on »' 10c valu<! < Fnd . a ; 15c Fancy Figured Crepe and Mercerized f ii prl 2sc Ivory Handle Manicure Files. Button Novelties; Friday price !<-j \\ Hooks, etc.; Friday price Jt? 15c Pllsse Wlth neat figures and stripes; Fri- | !» 25c Ivory Vanity Cases; Friday price... 5? price 9? j; 25c Corset Covers, lace and embroidery trim- 25c Novelty Crepe and Splash Suiting; Fri- !| |! med; Friday price V£y 2 $ day price 100 j| Lot Ladies' Corsets, sizes 25 to 30; Friday 10c Dress Ginghams; Friday price... .634? l! price 15? 10c Black and White Figured Lawn; Friday !; II 25c Ladies' Gingham Wash Skirts; Friday price j| price 12*4? 25c Venise, Macrame and Ratine Bands, l! ]l 25c Baby and Sun Hats, slightly soiled; Fri- white and ecru; Friday 10? !' ;j day price .1? 25c 18-inch Shadow Flouncing; Friday price || j; 25c Ladies' Sun Bonnets; Friday price..7? 12^2? ;! 25c Boys' Pants, 5, 6, 7-year sizes; Friday 20c Swiss Flouncing; Friday price .... 10? il price 10? f U ii prii 01 , ot . oen, ''., Belts ' . 25c . . valu " ; . F "s Important News About ij |! Lot of Gents' Wash Ties, 15c values; Friday EARLY FALL MILLINERY !> pn , c , e r j-' '■ Vt 1' v uli Women should make it a point to do their !; 25c Ladies Neckwear, slightly mussed; Fn- Fall Millinery buying quic j; iy with war j! : I a J [ ' )r ! c , e ' t ' ji' 'Vj • j ' 'IOT'/! conditions as they are there is no certainty l! i " c Aluminum Ladles; Friday price. .1 2'M , h „ „e wUI be J ble to duplicate the lines ! ,| 10c bread knives; Friday price 5* we are now showing. Therefore, you should !; < 25c Ice Shavers; Friday price 5? .. „ •. . 6 , . ' y , . < u__. e . lot/* make it a point to see our advance showing 25c laundry bags; Friday price 1&M of carl p „ j * , 10c cushion slips; Friday price... ... 7? To-morrow we will place on sale a new ! ii Fr nl nT children s dresses, all colors; lot of snk Vdvet Ha f s in ToquC( || ]| «. „ A * it -j • Tam-O-Shanter and all the popular shapes. !> , 25c stamped corset covers; Friday price 10? Be sure gee h JJ P , | !! 25c stamped waists; Friday price ... 7? b , ack velvet _ New York . s J y lar P head | !! price C drCnS StampCd kimonos; dress for automobiling. • ij tcL 1, • KL Also latest novelties in trimmings, ii ii I lc to 25c Depart | Where Every Day Is Bargain Day ii 215 Market Street Opp. Courthouse ii the Democratic State Committee, yes terday. "I am in favor of fusion," declared Robert D. Dripps, who is chairman of the William Draper Lewis Cam paign Committee. Bui neither Morris nor Dripps, it is predicted, will be considered when Flinn and McCormick, the financial mainstays of the two parties, get to gether to decide the issue. f WELL KNOWN PEOPLE ] —C. It. Lantz, of Lebanon, well known in Harrisburg. has been re elected prgfdent of the Panama As sociation of Mutual Fire Insurance companies. —Colonel Frank A. Patterson has gone to Mt. Gretna to attend the rifle practice of the Guard. —Granville L. Rettew, the new postmaster of West Chester, has ta ken the oath of office. —W. W. Morice, of Philadelphia, who went abroad to play cricket with the Merion cricket team, sailed for home Saturday. He has visited in Har risburg and is well known here. ( OVR DAILY LAUGH j Not Hla Fault '? * Wifey—lt looks ~r a . ,n J as though there SI Jest was a storm ap- practielnfly cast proarhlng. !»?«•• • make Hubby Well "I°®, ten feet —I haven't done anything to bring . I i one on. IPi 8 Between Frogs Oh! Kill that high Mamie —So your note. brother said I was Whaddye mean a peach? "kill that high Johnnie Yes note." but he said he Croak it! Croak thought he'd it! "can" youse. Mr*. NMleigh I suppose you are satisfied now that you made a mistake when you married me? Mr. N*fcleigh-*-I own that I made the misUke, but I am aot (satisfied. AUGUST 20, 1914. SI'PPOSE By Wing Dinger In these days of war just ponder How we all would be afraid, If the dear, old" Susquehanna Had been navigable made. As was urged by lots of people In the days of long a^o, And we had a deep sea channel, Through which warships now could so. Just suppose that our dear Uncle Should get mixed up in a fight. And the enemy should start things Just to do us all up right Just suppose opposing warships Should sail up the dear old stream, And let loose their thirteen-inchers And the shells should 'bout us scream. How they'd level our skyscrapers ; To the ground, and ala Frawth, Think of all the dire damage They'd do to Riverside Nawth; I Think of how the baseball pitcher. In a most important game. Would lie upset by the racket And lose all his chance for fame. Think of how they'd land their forces On the steps that line the shore. And would march up Fourth, down Reily, Once again to river shore. Why the noise would be much greater 'And that's going some, you bet). Than the screams of little Vancle For the votes he hopes to get. 1 EDITORIAL COMMENT! How would you like to sail to Europe on the Vaterland, flying the American flag?— Philadelphia Ledger. Probably the Germans have not he come atrocious murderers over night. They have generally been as civilized as most other fighters and national character does not change in a hurry. Until people become used to the slaughter of war they are likely to misconstrue what are its terrible attributes.—Philadelphia Ledger. A composite of races, as Mr. Wilson says, the United states is friendly to every nation and makes a favorite of none. Whaeever heat may sizzle In the cerehrial chambers of a few par ! SIDES & SIDES August Reduction Sale of Finest Furnishings $1.50 and $2.00 Shirts, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50 $1.15 .. Ceckwear, . $2.50 and $3.00 Shirts, 650 $1 .50 $3.50 and $4.00 Silk Shirts, 50c Neckwear, $2.65 250 $5.00, $6.00, $7.00 Silk ~ Shirts $3.65 Peau <lc C«p« $1.50 Pajamas ....SI.OO Wash Neckwear, $2.50 and $3.00 Pajamas, 350 $1.75 3 for SI.OO $3.50 Pajamas . .. .$2.50 s2>o o Crochet $5.00 Pajamas . .. .$3.50 Neckwear, j SIO.OO Pajamas ...$6.00 750 Clothing V 2 Off- Underwear Reduced COMMONWEALTH HOTEL BUILDING Store Closes 6 p. m. Saturday Ip.m. i _ « tisans, a mighty majority of Amer icans are free fr m any excess of sympathy or fraction 1 adherence to one side or the other. —New York Sun. The President's communication to the American people is rather unusual, but It contains much sound advice. An American may have been a German, Frenchman or Irishman first, but now he should he first an American. —Phila- delphia Ledger. NEWS DISPATCHES OF THE CIVIL WAR [From the Telegraph, Aug. 20, 1864.] REBELS FIRE ON UNION GUN BOAT Mobile, Aug. 20.—Last evening two gunboats passed Dog river bar, and coming up within two miles of tho Union obstructions opened fire and for three hours fired on our batteries and gunboats doing no damage. Mobile, Aug. 20.—A special dispatch to the Register from Oxford says that Thalmers dashed into Abbeville and whipped the enemy, capturing twenty five prisoners, then fell back four miles, upon which the enemy attack ed him and were repulsed. Our los 3 was twenty-five wounded and five killed; the enemy's loss, fifty killed, 250 wounded and forty prisoners. IN HARRIS BURG FIFTY YEARS AGO TO-DAY [From the Telegraph, Aug. 20, 1864.] CAPTAIN WARREN'S CAVALRY LEAVES Captain Warren's Company of One Hundred Day Cavalry left here this morning, mounted and fully equipped, expecting to perform scout duty. The company is composed of ahlebodied men, mostly farmers who will make good soldiers. Lieutenant Fulwiler, of Captain Warren's independent scouts, has been appointed commissary of subsistence, and assistant quartermaster of the above command while In service.