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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH BitoblUK*4 it}' I ' PUBUSHED BT THE TELEGRAPH PHI VTISO Oft E. J. STACKPOLE. Pres't and Trens'n F. R. OYSTER, Secretary. BUS M. STEIN METZ, Managing Editor. Published every evening (except Sun day), at the Telegraph Building, SIC Federal Square. Office, Fifth Avenue Building, New York City. Hasbrook. Story A Brook*. Office, 131 West MadUo« street, Chicago, 111., Allen * Ward. ——* Delivered by carriers at 4tisaClnl2lfc> six cents a wee*. Mailed to subscriber! Et fS.OO a year In advance. ntered at the Post Office In Harris , burg as second class matter. i ©The Association of Amer- ( 1 lean Advertisers has ex- i 1 a mined and certified to i> the circulation of this pab- i ' i lication. Tha figures of circulation I' ( l contained in th* Association's re- i l' port only are guaranteed. <[ Associatiooof American Advertisers ; > 11 No. 2383 Whitthill BM|. N. Y. City Insis daily average for the montfc si August, 1914 24,039 & Average for the year 181S—S1»BTT Average for the year 1912—21.1T8 Average for the year 1011—18,93! Averace for the year HIS—IT^M TELEPHONES I Bell Private Branch Exchange No. lA4*. United Business Office, 201. Editorial Room &S5. Job Dept. 19*. MONDAY EVENING, SEPT. 14. THEIR DECLARATIONS WITH the mock heroics of the Democratic candidate for Governor the voters are not much concerned, but the manifest purpose of McCormick and his supporters to create the impression that Dr. Martin G. Brumbaugh, the liepublican nominee, Is not outspoken and fair in the matter of local option will utterly fail among all fair-minded people. Here are the platform state ments of the two candidates on this question: BRUMBAUGH— McCORMICK — "The problem of "I am in favor of the liquor traffic is local option. 1 agree a vital one facing with President Wil the people and the son's position on Legislature to-day. this question, which and, in harmony is truly Denio withmany thought-era tic, when ne ful persons, I sub- said: mit that local op- ••'1 am a thorough tion i.s a practical believer in local solution. Any legis- self - government, lative measure and believe tnat looking to an im- every seir-gov provement of the erning commun conditions regulat- ity which consti ing this traffic will tutes a social unit receive mv ap- should have tlie proval." right to control the matter of regula tion or the with holding of li censes/ " After reading these personal dec larations can anyone doubt the sin cerity and straightforwardness of the Republican candidate? Supplement ing this pledge of his platform Dr. Brumbaugh has declared over and over again that he stands for the local option principle and will do ■what he can to secure the passage of isuch a law. Notwithstanding his frank attitude, however, his petty rival continues to throw dust in an endeavor to confuse the honest friends of the movement and to father support for himself by deceiving the voters as his party has clone in the nation. Tho German editor that suggests that Canada be made a German colony ought to become a contributor to Life. MOKE BROKEN PLEDGES PERHAPS nothing that has occur red since the beginning of the Wilson Administration has done more to destroy public confidence than the repudiation of the Baltimore plank pledging economy in expendi tures and the reduction of the burden of taxation resting upon the people. Saturday an account of the Demo cratic stewardship was rendered in the House at Washington by Representa tive Fitzgerald, of New York, chair man of the committee on appropria tions. Fitzgerald admitted that ex penditures for the session represent the high-water mark in annual bud gets. The appropriations for the ses sion aggregate $1,089,408,777.26, an increase over the appropriation for last year of $31,803,082.26. Representative Gillett, of Massachu setts, ranking Republican member of the committee on appropriations, de nounced the Democratic extravagance, assailed particularly the river and har bor pork barrel, and asserted that in dragging out the appropriation bills beyond the beginning of a new finan cial year the Democrats revealed their inefficiency and well-known incapacity for business management. Senator Burton calls attention to the fact that while the Democrats have lopped off about $18,000,000 from the rivers and harbors grab bill the re ductions made do not diminish by more than a few hundreds of thou sands the ultimate expense of pending river and harbor improvement. Re publicans will continue their opposi tion to the Infamous pork barrel grab, Inasmuch as every dollar saved in this measure will reduce to some extent the Imposition of new taxes upon the people proposed by the Democratic Congress. In this rivers and harbors bill the South has been well taken care of and Important projects looking to the ex tension of the commerce of the coun try have been Ignored. Senator Bur ton Is thoroughly disgusted with the work of the majority and will frame a new bill which he hopes will be finally accepted by the Senate. Representa tive F'itzgerald has frequently accused hit own party of extravagance and the MONDAY EVENING, country must soon appreciate the la mentable showing: of the Democratic party in economical and efficient ad ministration. Representative Gillett churned that the Democrats have violated their platform on economy and many other matters. 'To do yourself what you denounce others for doing." he said, "proves you either a weakling or a hypocrite. To seek popularity and power on a plat form which you abandon as soon as successful, ought to forfeit future con- Udence and respect. As the Demo cratic President and Congress have broken their party pledges on the canal tolls and on the civil service, so have they broken that most venerable, reiterated and invariable promise of economy." On top of the river and harbor steal and the proposed imposition of SIOO,- 000,000 of new taxes, the Democrats are now in a stew over the taxing of freight, which many of their leaders believe will be a further nail In their political coffin. They are planning to make President Wilson the goat and have suspended further action until he gets back from a brief vacation. There is no disguising the fact that tho Democratic leaders are greatly exercised over the situation and are apprehensive over the effect upon their party of the breaking of pledges and the Increasing of the burdens of the people. It is doubtless true that "dead men tell no tales." but from the "experi ences under fire" Altering through from the war zone the wounded are making up for them. "IMPORTED" THE word "imported" has had in America a magical sound. While German's greatest pride has been to manufacture for export and her own consumption goods marked "made in Germany," our people have been turning up their noses at the "domestic" article and have not been content unless their purchase has been labeled "Im ported." Time was, and not so many years ago at that, when America did not manufacture silks, woolens, china and what-not of a quality suited to re fined tastes. The "imported" article was held in high esteem, because It was really much better than that which we made in this country. But that period has long since passed. Our weavers can turn out just as line fabrics as can be made in any part of the world; our china compares favorably with that manufactured abroad, and our unbounded resources enable us to make at home almost everything in the way of luxuries and necessities that we demand. The word "imported" no longer means su perior quality. Give our people at home opportunity and encouragement and there will be no more fear of our European supply being cut off. If our manufacturers learn that we prefer the domestic article to the im ported it will not be long before they will be prepared to meet the require ments of the growing market. The German war machine seems to be in almost as bad a way as the Democratic machine" in Pennsylvania. SIZING UP THE SITUATION COMMENTING on a recent utter ance of President Wilson, the Oh'to State Journal all uncon sciously sums up the Democratic situation In Pennsylvania in a nut shell. Hear it: Some men will do anything so they win. It makes no difference how good a party is, it will not serve the country well if it wins by dishonorable methods. Let a party win by a lie and it will hurt the republic. Let it win by spending motley to get in and It destroys its honor and efficiency. Lying, selfish political leaders are the worst ene mies of their party. Every victory they win makes the party un worthy of it. America cannot prop erly be served by any man who measures interest against her ad vantage. l low well this illustrates the position of Vance C. McCormick, the Demo cratic candidate for Governor! Hav ing spent $33,000 for the nomination which even so powerful a friend as President Wilson was unable to glvp/ him without a light that disrupted the Democratic party, having entered Into a fusion deal with Dean Lewis, or the Progressive party, whereby Lewis Is said to have been promised the attor ney generalship of the State if McCor mick wins, having lied persistently and continuously about his upright Repub lican opponent, having maligned and slandered Pennsylvania in a manner that shows him to be either a mere unscrupulous office-seeker or woefully ignorant of the State which he seeks to represent. McCormick Is the exact type of politician that the Ohio State Journal condemns as the kind of can didate abhorred by President Wilson. Peculiar. Isn't It, when applied to one of the White House Twins? A GOOD STATE DR. MARTIN G. BRUMBAUGH was given a great ovation at Pittsburgh and his refreshing and inspiring speeches have-at tracted State-wide attention. This paragraph from a speech before the Commercial Club of Pittsburgh is typi cal of his constructive and Impressive addresses: We are all Pennsylvanians. Some of us, when we leave the State and meet people of other communi ties, do not confess with any de gree of enthusiasm or any degree of pride the fact that we are Pennsylvanians. I want to put In to the hearts and consciences of the manhood of this State that wherever you go you should stand up for your State. It Is a good State und has a record you can be proud <>f; and If we men of to-day live as clean, capable, substantial lives as our fathers and grand fathers lived In Pennsylvania we, too, can write a chapter of history for this great State th'at our chil dren can cite with pride. The people of Pennsylvania are in harmony with Dr. Brumbaugh's view of the constant abuse and misrepre sentation of the State. Little men have been striving for several years to dumb into power by abusing other men and decrying the Common wealth. Now that the people are recovering from their confusion there can be little doubt about their ver dict at the polls in November. , fEVENINGCiWI People who have been observing the effect of war on business and indus tries say that there has been very < little stimulation of activity in this city and vicinity as a result of the war in Europe. Some few orders have been received which might be traced to need of certain products to make up a depleted supply and the Lykens Val ley coal mines are working pretty regularly, but that is about all, and folks in the coal district of the county say that generally at this time of the year things brighten up anyway. Busi ness and industries remain about where they were some months ago and while folks arc naturally opti mistic the war has not caused as much of a boom as people looked for. Some o.f the people who handle foodstuffs say that the ultimate effect of the struggle will be to send up prices and to make some things harder to get, but there will be plenty of the sub stantial of life and many of the trimmings In the country this fall and I the determining factor in regard to ! increase of price will be the duration I of the war. If it runs much after I Christmas things are going to be high, probably higher, say some men. than were hutter and eggs last winter, when they reached prices out of all reason. "And this year," remarked one man who is engaged in the whole sale trade, "we will not have any Rus sian or Chinese or Australian eggs to fall back upon or to talk about as we had last year when Pennsylvania eggs went to half a dollar." "And neither will we have German hams and sau sage to buck against." said another. A restaurateur remarked that oysters will bo fine because the pick of the trade for export and for liners will be thrown into domestic trade. "There's a great big bass swimming about in the channel of the Susque hanna nearest to the city and thus far he has dodged dozens of lines let down from the bridges and cast by anglers from boats. This bass varies according to the opinion of the per son who spies him lazily moving about in the stream when the sun is shining. Some say he is a foot and a half long and big in proportion. He is "a regular grandfather bass and has the right of way in the shopping districts, the amusement places and on the speed ways of the Susquehanna. For a -while he was thought to be a big carp, but he has been identified by people who have gone over the bridges on bright days and many is the choice morsel let down for him. He's hook-wise, however; he refuses to be taken by the most expert of anglers. City Engineer M. B. Cowden says that the nlans of the city for improv ing the urainage in the business dis trict will be worked out in a few vears and will be sufficient for the Market Square and Third and Market streets I districts even though tliev be lined I with eight and ten story buildings and hotels. The surface water is taken care of now and what remains to be done is to put down auxiliary ten or twelve inch sewers to take" care of house drainage. Tn all of Harrisburg's planning now it is well to remember, says he, that the city has grown much in twenty years and that the next twenty will see a much greater devel opment. Many of the stalls of the farmers at the markets on Saturday bore bunches of herbs which were brought Into the city for people who like to get their supplies of such things at this time of the year and to dry them. Big bales of mint and other herbs were on sale and found a ready demand. Contractors in charge of the op eration for the huge warehouse of the Emerson-Brantingham Companv at Tenth and Market streets are evidently determined to get their foundations iii before the equinoxial storm comes along. A steam shovel had charge of the excavating and now the men work ing on the foundations have electric lights to work by at night. The whole Job is being pushed and chances are that when the snow begins to fly the will have thing's well advanced and with chances of dointf work under roof. Many contractors and builders about the city are also pushing things along to beat the au tumn rains. "The whole battleground in Belgium can be pretty well understood by tak ing Pennsylvania east of the moun tains. said a man who knows the country, "it is not so much larger and there is a curious similarity. Let ■ Philadelphia be Antwerp, the big cltv i and seaport, and Harrisburg the capi tal. They are not much farther apart than the Belgian cities. Liege is a sort of Reading and Louvain is a city of learning like Lancaster. They are all bunched much as are our cities although to get some Idea of distance Liege would have to be off in the dis tance like Scranton." One would be surprised at the num ber of wireless telegraphic outfits to be found about Harrisburg. There are probably half a dozen homes in tho city which bear the tentacles of the appliances In addition to the wireless plants on the tTnlon Station and at schools. Just how they work no one know - probably those in to© lenth and Thirteenth wards could exchange scores of games of ball play tjcif by and bulletin war news \\ ireless has taken quite a hold on the fancies of young students and some of I them do very well. Secretary of Internal Affairs Henrv I Houch. who has lu»t been re-elected a vice-president of the Pennsvlvanla Chautauqua, has been tdentifled with that educational enterprise ever since it was started at Mount Gretna. He was one of the speakers at the first meeting. I WELL KNOWN PEOPLE 1 —-James Crosby Brown, prominent Philadelphia banker, is in charge of supervision of bond sales for the com mittee of the Philadelphia Stock .Ex change. —William T. Ramsey, of Chester presided at the big meeting of the In dependent Americans at Point Breeze on Saturday. He is a member of the House. —"Billy" Sunday says that Phila delphia is the most Christian large city In America. —The Rev. Dr. R. E. L. Jarvis, of Bethany Church, Philadelphia, has declined a call to Denver. —Public Service Commissioner E. R. Johnson is on a motor trip to New England. —Dr. L. Webster Fox, of Philadel phia, will return this week after spending several weeks in the Maine woods. H. M. Carson, the Willlamsport railroad chief, Is an enthusiastic golfer. I DO YOU KNOW H That Harrishurg book binding machinery is in use in utmost every State In the Union? AM EVENING THOUGHT i No' man is born in the world, 1 whose work Is not born with him. I *-Low*U. HARRISBURG t&S&ib TELEGRAPH DAUPHIN MOOSERS ARE NOT UNITED Chances That Men From Other Counties Will Kick Up a Bit Before McCormick Lands, SMOOTHING THE WAY FOR HIM Division of Spoils Is Now Com mencing to Worry the Rank and File of Parties Dauphin county Bull Moosers, who know Vance C. McCormick and his ways, are not showing .much enthu siasm about lining up for him with out being assured of a share in the nominations and In the slush fund which the candidate is expected to fur nish for the mule ticket. Further more, judging from some of the ex pressions heard from Bull Moosers in Lancaster county and elsewhere. It is going to take some hard work to force the nomination of McCormick through the Washington party State committee here on Wednesday. In dications are that there will be many proxies at the meeting. Some of the bosses of the Bull Moose party are now flocking openly with the Democratic bosses whom they used to meet in secret the lasl few months, and there is a lot of non sense about the "cause" heard when they turn their eyes in the direction of Market Square. In order to assure the gliding along of the McCormick nomination it is said that men con trolled by William Fllnn are sleuthing it through the State explaining what la fine opportunity it is to stand from under and let a rich man pay for his fun. Then they annex the proxy in order to jcarry out their part of the bargain. At the same time the Bull Moose sleuths arc whispering to the fellows who are likely to kick up that a lot of Democrats have suddenly found some virtues in Pinchot. Notwithstanding Candidate McCor mick's repeated assertions that the Democrats of Pennsylvania are har monious and united, scarcely a day goes by Jealousy at the Democratic Rampant in State windmill that Democracy some one or other of the factions does not make a request which has to be handled with kid gloves. The two factions in Blair county are demanding to be recognized and re sent failure to take action, while the Philadelphia city committee is asking for things every day and the Palmer- MeCormiclc League and Committee of One Hundred are jealously watching every move of the city committee. In Erie, Montgomery and Luzerne coun ties there are factions which are de manding recognition and inclined to resent even a letter sent from the State headquarters to the other fel lows. And there are others. The Philadelphia Ledger apparently thinks that the Democratic party is not very sound on the liquor issue In spite of the protesta tions of some of Its chiefs, and prints this Liquor Is to-day: "Local option, Bothering which heretofore has Democracy been regarded as a thorn in the side of the so-called Old Guard Democracy, ac cording to the latest information, Is now fretting the leaders in the Palmer- McCormlck League. It was pointed out yesterday that this was all the more annoying to the Palmer men for the reason that the Democratic plat form and the Democratic candidates, Palmer and McCormick, for United States Senator and Governor, respec tively, were committed to local op tion. On the other hand, the so-called Old Guard will have nothing to do with local option." Two Republican county committees got ready for the battle on Saturday. |At Wllllamsport James C. Watson was re-elected chairman at a meeting of the Re : Republican publican county com- Committees mittee held at the Reorganize courthouse, and Ar thur A. Smith was chosen secretary, and George Dunlap, treasurer. Resolu tions laudatory of Senator Penrose, Congressman Kiess and the entire Re publican ticket were adopted. At the reorganization meeting of the Snyder county Republican standing committee at Middleburg, Garfield J. Phillips, of Sellnsgrove, was re elected county chairman; John A. Wetzel, of Beavertown, secretary, and I. G. Stnh!, of Port Trevorton. treas urer. Ex-State Senator W. C. McCon nell, of Shamokln, candidate for re election to the Senate, and Dr. Samp sell, of Centervllle, candidate for As i sembly, mudo speeches. I The Democratic Philadelphia i Record says to-day regarding the | latest member of the gyrating anti- Penrose ballet: "The Democratic leaders are viewing with con- Democrats siderable suspicion the Sniff at new Anti-Penrose Re- New League publican League of Pennsylvania, which, it is announced, has just been organ ized. While the league has a high so'undlng and lengthy name, it has been able to present only one backer up to date, that of Romaln C. Hass rlck, who states that he Is Its secre tary and that Its headquarters are at No. 805 Wltherspoon building. While the object of the 'league' is given ostensibly as Republican opposition to Penrose, the Democratic leaders are inclined to regard this alleged or ganization as a scheme to promote Bull Moose publicity urging Palmer to withdraw in favor of Pinchot. Con gressman Palmer has time and again stated that he will positively con tinue as a candidate and the Demo cratic leaders contend that there Is no reason why he should drop out to aid Pinchot. The Bull Moose men, how ever, are expected to manipulate a general demand among their adher ents to have him retire for Pinchot, in return for Lewis giving way for McCormick on the Washington party ticket." One of the Interesting results of the arrangement to form the mule ticket Is discussion of spoils. It has been reported, lint denied, that Dean Lewis quit because Parcelling he had an understanding Out State that he was to be made Moonshine attorney general In the remote contingency of Money Bags McCormick, as the Philadelphia Inquirer calls him, being elected Governor. It was also reported that should the wealth of McCormick land him In the executive chair that State Chairman Roland 8. Morris would become attorney gen eral. It has also been reported that Dean Lewis would he made a special attorney general to root up things on the "Hill" which McCormick Imagines exist. Then, too, there is a story that Fllnn has an agreement whereby he, the Pittsburgh road contractor. Is to name the state highway commissioner, and that the-lnsuranco commissioner ship, all appointments in the Depart ment of Agriculture and the Forestry Department are to bo turned over to Bui! Moosers, while the Democratic machine of Dauphin county is to he given all jobs in the Department of Public Grounds and Buildings. Gossip also is that .lames I. Blakslee would become Secretary of the Common wealth and Joe Guffey. Pittsburgh public utility man, public service com missioner. Another story going the rounds is that if A. Mitchell Palmer does not land as nice a Job at Wash ington as be would like after being beaten for senator he Is to have the ohoiee of a public service commis sionersliip or of being made attorney general. These stories have all been denied, laughed at and passed tip, but they still float down the winds. As they are all contingent on McCormick being elected Governor, they are, of course, very, very much up in the air. I POLITICAL SIDELIGHTS I i Early September frosts are due in the Juniatu valley to-morrow. —Senator Penrose issued a state ment Saturday directly charging the Democrats with responsibility for business conditions in the country. —All eyes are on Maine to-day. The Democratic State windmill lias put up a wireless to get a line on the news -Anti-suffrage people say that the suffragists are going to be bumped in ( six States. —Candidates for the Berks county Orphans' Court place are springing up. —The new postmaster at Alexan dria having been named, several well known Huntingdon Democrats will start sharpening axes. —The Patriot might add to its Do You Know column that much of the slush fund for the Palmer-McCormick campaign was given by two brothers who reside on the farm only during the summer. —The wise man will register to morrow and avoid having to remem ber later on. —The anti-Penrose Republican League statement says: "There is no hope in the Democratic senatorial situation." Now wonder why the Pa triot does not come back at it. —lt wjll be interesting to watch the vote for McCormick on the Demo cratic ticket and the vote for Palmer. Keep your eye on that. —Again the Anti-Penrose Republi can League press bureau says: "The Democratic party is hopeless faction torn." McCormick contends it is united. '—This being the time of open let ters, wonder whether Mr. McCormick will come out in the open and accept the Washington party's tariff plank when he accepts its nomination for Governor. —McCormick has a tine chance in his speeches this week to say whether he accepts the Washington party's anti-Democratic tariff plank. —Penrose goes to Susquehanna and Bradford counties this week. —Dr Brumbaugh is going into Washington county this week. —The "linen duster" brigade went east to-day. To-morrow it, goes up the Juniata and November 3 up Salt River. —After November Boss McCormick won't know a lot of the folks he's so glad to see nowadays. —The "war taxes" are rather hard to explain. OUR DAILY LAUGH I \ trifle utout. ' What ho"; He eli? Personally must have been we hate to draw there all the time stout women lt but we confess takes so much we did not know ink. Oli, well, it when we drew such is an artist's the first picture, life' , . -- Oh. she has Personally we ears like a hawk, don't believe in although her hair slang in any form, covers them, she but we have to hears what he print Just what said. She knows our character ae- what a "bird" is. tually says. To Furthermore she ■jlurldatc.we mere- knows her hus ly tell you that by band's weakness "Bird" he means es. (He's only hu a swell skirt a man), peachorlno. p — ™ | Knnv ~ how ~ it Pipe her green worked, we really eyes? (You'll think such a fel have to imagine ler ought to be 'eml. By the shown up, but. way. we could well we helped draw a much bet- him out of a pret ter bird than that, ty tough hole —al- but It haster he though for the done so blamed life of us, we quick you don't know of a wouldn't know soul t-hat'd do as whether it was a much for us. crow or an ostrich. HOME: AGAIN By WlnK Dinner , I'm back from the big vacashe, folks. Back from Mosquito Creek, • Where skeeters as big as birds, folks, The blood of poor mortals seek— ■ And flies, not the kind we have folks, ; But the mammoth, green-headed ' -kind. That seem to spehd all of their time, folks. , In wrecking one's peace of mind. i But. gee, 'twas a grand old trip, folks, We slept every morn 'till nine, And the oysters and darns we got, ' folks. Right out of the bay. Were fine, ■ I'll tell you it's mighty hard, folks. To assemble rtiy wits to-dnv For despite my efforts, I can't folks, i Forget lhst week down the bay. /" HKAOftUARTKRS FOH SHIRTS SIDES & SIDES SEPTEMBER 14 1014. TndMdw f NtV QF MSIR*. 1 I From the Telegraph of Rebel* Rf|»ulnrfl A correspondent of the Chronicle writes as follows: Before Petersburg", Pept. 10, 11 p. M.— **rly Friday night the rebels in front "l the Second Corps strengthened their C ~no* mak lng it a weak line of battle, and under cover of night they charged our skirmish line, but were handsomely repulsed with considerable loss in killed and wounded. Twenty or Ii Y our men were captured, but the design of the enemy was complete # il ~,s^ra ted. We retained possession or the line they coveted, or wished to occupy. This skirmish was sufficient to alarm the entire line and throw cannon and mortars into convulsion for some hours. After Jthe subsidence of this ter rific uproar everything relapsed into the former condition of stillness. The rebels aro said to bo burrowing In the ground. A prisoner captured a few days ago. mentioned two points where they were engaged night and day in undermining our works, and their countermining was going at an other place. I I.ETTERSTOTHE EDITOR I STANDING BACK TO BACK To the l'.ditor of the Telegraph: The withdrawal of Dean Lewis will not alter Perry county's vote. Progres sive voters have all fallen back into line for protection and a full dinner pail. There are only a very, very few disgruntled, or would-llke-to-be's still holding out. I question very much if half of our people know that the Pro gressives have two candidates running lor office in our county, and they are only a joke. Teddy did have a pull in our county, but. believe me, that pull is like our works—lt has vanished. As to McCor mlck's nomination costing $33,000, what do you suppose It cost to get Dean Lewis out of the way. Our people will be almost unanimous for the full lie publican ticket. Experience has been our teacher. We believe this same sen timent will prevail all over the State. The working men. like the farmer, are going to vote tills time for their own interests, namely, protection, and that can be had only in the Republican prin ciples. When Mcformick and Palmer were hero in our county they boastingly stated they stood back to back with the present administration. Well, we stand back to back against the side walks. wondering how long we can keep soul and body together. This Is no joke; it's the honest truth. Seeing is believing. When the vote Is cast in November you will find the lost sheep have returned to the fold. (Slened) A FORMER PROGRESSIVE, BUT NOW AND EVER HEREAFTER A PRO TECTIONIST. Duncannon, Pa., Sept. 12. '.EDITORIAL COMMENTI There never has been as senseless, excuseless and immoral war started since the firing on Fort Sumter as the present turmoil in Europe.—Natlona> Tribune. Despite the hair-raising stories of the treatment of live American newspaper reporters in Belgium by the German military authorities, it may be doubted whether the Americans have ever been in grave danger of losing their lives.— New York Sun. Gas and Electric Domes and Portables Reduced We are crowded for room and in order to fa cilitate plans for the changes we wish to make we offer at reduced prices, catalog numbers of gas and electric table lights, electric and combination fixtures, dining room domes and hall lanterns. Also special reductions on Regina and United States. VACUUM CLEANERS Just a few of each of these makes to be closed out at a reduction. •••••••••••• The Columbia Electric Co. 13th and Market Streets War! Map iljCoupon Latest European War Map Given by THE TELEGRAPH lovrarr reader presenting IhUCOUPON aiul lOtaktetorw i promotion expenses. BY MAIL—In ettr or ooUlda, for Ut. Stamp*. oMh or BMur order. I This U the BIGGEST VALUI EVER OFFERED. Latest IMLEutopean Official Map (■< colore)—Portraits oMS Etupopean Kukri i all Mefolfrci and war data— Army. Nsval and Aerial Streaslh. Popntadorca, Area, Capfalfc-Distances between Cities. Histories of Nations Involved, Freviou» De ctaive Battles. H!« tory Hague Peace Conference. National Debts, Coin Values. EXTRA J-oolor CHARTS of Five Involved European Capitals and Strategic Naval T aritinib hid ail, with baadsoßie cover the socket. II IN HARRISBURG FIFTY YEARS AGO TO-DAY [From the Telegraph of Sept. 14, 1864.] Boat Bunlnrim Falls Off Boats in considerable numbers con tinue to navigate the "raging; canawl," yet appearances indicate a falling oft in business within a few weeks past. Artillery Hornrn W tinted Captain E. C. Reichenbach, A. Q. M., advertises for artillery horses. He will pay »175 per head for accepted animals delivered in this city. KM) OP THE THIRD PARTY [From the Phila. Evening Telegraph] It is impossible that this attempted fusion can profit the Democratic can didate for Governor. The candidacy of Dr. Lewis represented some things for which Dr. Brumbaugh, the repub lican candidate, stands. His platform declared for a protective tariff the protection of the manufacturing and industrial interests of the State —as Dr. Brumbaugh's platform does. Re tween such candidates the protection vote might have been divided. It will not stultify itself and strike a blow at the interests of the Commonwealth by supporting the Democratic nominee. The election of McCormick, if it were possible, would mean an en dorsement by Pennsylvania of the I Democrats national Administration i and those policies of the Democratic party which have already proven so disastrous to the State. Any attempt , to shift the issue will be unavailing—i • Pennsylvania Is not yet ready to d i clare its adherence to the business- •" i smashing and free trade policies of ■ the Democratic party. 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