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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Established iSj] ■ i ' ' =ae=B PUBLISHED BY Tit* TBUDGIUra PRINTING CO. K. J. STACKPOLB Prttiitm* mm i Edifr-im-Chitf F. R. OTBTEK Stertlary GUS M. VSTEINVETZ Managing Editor i Published every evening (except Sun day) at the Telegraph Building, 211 Federal Square. Both phones. Member American Newspaper Publish era' Association. Audit Bureau of Circulation and Pennsylvania Associ ated Dallies. Eastern Office, Fifth Avenue Building, New Tork City, Hasbrook. Stery ft Brooks. Western Office, Advertising Building, Chicago, 111., Allen & Ward. i Delivered by carriers at <DnMKW> "IX cents a week. Mailed to subscriber* iat |S.OO a year in advance. Entered at the Post Office In Harris burg. Pa., as second class matter. ■were lailT average far the three ★ noatba easing Dec. 81,1814. 22,692 IT Average for the year 1*14—33.103 Average far the year 1>13—31,577 Average for the year 1*12—21,17(1 Average for the year 1911—15.551 Average far the year 1910—17,495 SATURDAY EVENING. JANUARY 9 i ■ i - tiOOD BARGAIN FOR THE CITY IN their respective departments City Commissioners M. Harvey Taylor, ■William H. Lynch and Ilarry F. Bowman, by economical manage ment and farsightedness, have saved the city hundreds of dollars from time to time during the past yeax, but certainly no better business deal has been negotiated than the purchase by Mr. Taylor yesterday of the necessary material for filling out the River Front embankment north of "Hard scrabble." The question of proper treatment of that section has been a puzzling prob lem for the park superintendent ever since the construction of the "Front Steps of Harrlsburg'' offered such splendid opportunities for Improve ment. The chief obstacle, of course, lias been difficulty of obtaining needed material at a reasonable price. Mr. Taylor successfully reached a solution when he closed the deal with the King-Brown Construction Company, Philadelphia, contractors who are grading the South Second street site for the new Pennsy freight station, to procure 15,000 or more cubic yards of earth at a cost of but twenty-six and two-thirds cents per yard, or a total of $4,000. The question of "fill" has been agi tated again and again and a settle ment was thought possible last sum mer when the Front and Second street subway jobs were under way. That the quantity of "fill" required for the purpose could be obtainable only from works of such proportions was conceded, and negotiations were siccordlngiy entered into with Stucker Brothers Construction Company, the contractors, but no satisfactory figure could be agreed xipon. The best offer to the city was to haul and dump the earth on the River Front at a cost to the city of sixty cents a yard. The oompanv also made an alternative offer, whereby it agreed to give away the dirt and to pay the city fifteen cents per yard for hauling it away and dumping it where needed. Neither Commissioner Taylor nor his fellow- Councilmen, Messrs Lynch and Bow man, thought the offers worthy of serious consideration, however, as they figured that the "fill" would be too costly either way. As soon as the King-Brown Com pany won the station site excavation contract Mr. Taylor again opened ne gotiations for dirt, with the result that the necessary material is now avail able at an extraordinarily low figure, hauled and dumped where the park head shall designate. And the contract calls for the completion of the job twenty days after it is started. CHURCH ADVERTISING EXACTLY six months ago to-day the Telegraph published the first of a series of weekly "Go-To- Church" advertisements, open ing a campaign that has attracted at tention not only throughout Harris burg and Central Pennsylvania, but lias won the commendation of such eminent churchmen as William T. Ellis and those associated with him In the work of arousing religious leaders to the value of newspaper publicity as an adjunct to spreading the gospel of Christianity. The Telegraph advertising campaign lias been financed by the associated churches of Harris burg regardless of denomination and the text has been approved by a committee of prominent ministers. The advertise ments themselves have been nonsec tarlan. They have made the plea for church attendance by the Individual •upon the broad premise of re uponslbllity to self and the com munity, from tho standpoint of right eousness. They have preached only the gospel of "Go To Church." They iliave held that the church must be i regarded as the highest and strongest Influence for good in any community. 1 They have argued that it is the duty of every person to ally himself with that Influence, to lay aside worldly thoughts entirely for one day of the -week at least and to permit himself -to dwell upon the higher things of < illfe, to give attention to the religious, i •the spiritual and the divine. The church advertising campaign was Inaugurated and fostered by the Telegraph for the reason that the management believes most sincerely in the well-circulated newspaper as a medium of publicity. The fact that Immense fortunes have been founded i upon the advertising of commercial , products and that no manufacturer |pt note to-day omits from hi* annual SATURDAY EVENING, &ARRXSBURG HSjjfti TELEGRAPH JANUARY 9, 1915. i appropriations a substantial sum for publishing broadcast the merits of his Wares are proofs positive that the church has long neglected an oppor tunity for preaching the gospel of Christ to the public at large through a medium that commands the atten tion and Confidence of millions who do not attend church. A newspaper has a thousand voices, where a preacher has but one. A pub lication with a circulation like of the Telegraph easily falls every day beneath the eyes of at least one hun dred thousand readers. It goes intp the homes of many people whose last thought Is of the church. It reaches and preaches and teaches in places far removed from the influence of even the most active pastors. It is only reasonable, therefore, to conclude that church advertising pays, possibly not In a way that can be reckoned in dollars and conts, but in the exten sion of church Influence and thus htus possibilities for playing a weighty part in the bringing of nonchurcli goers Into places of Christian wor ship. To be sure, there have been those who at the outstart doubted the ad visability of carrying the gospel mes sage to tlia people in this manner. Some have said that it smacked of commercialism and might lower the standing of the church at large, but that was only at the outstart. None who has read the lucid, well-con structed, strongly-phrased, convincing little essays that have appeared from week to week in the columns of the Telegraph has a single objection now to offer. On the other hand, there is such a wide approval that in all likeli hood the experiment that was begun only a half year ago will be carried forward during 1915 on a much broader and more comprehensive scale. As a result of this display of interest on the part of the church people of Harrisburg, the Telegraph has been encouraged to more than double the amount of space it has allotted to church news and has been enabled to add at least one valuable religious feature to Its columns every week. WHY NOT PALMER, TOO? WOODSMEN say that when the blue Jay is at his busiest in the forests, robbing the nests of other birds, he goes about crying at the top of l»is voice, "Thief! Thief!" thereby impressing himself upon his feathered fellows as a most virtuous fowl. A. Mitchell Palmer is the blue Jay of Washington. After having been party to a campaign in Pennsylvania that fairly reeked with the odor of money, he charges Sena tor Penrose with having expended unduly large sums to obtain his elec tion. Everybody knows the immense amounts that were spent in behalf of Palmer and his colleagues on the Democratic ticket. Everybody knows that the Democratic party never had so much money as it put out last November. Everybody knows that Palmer not only made no complaint of this, but that he benefited there from and was greedy for all the "aid" the Democratic machine could render. We know nothing of the truth or falsity of the charges brought by Pal mer against Senator Penrose, but we do know that they would have had more weight had they been presented by somebody who had been more scrupulous in his own campaign than was the defeated Democratic candi date. There is an old saying that "the pot should not call the kettle black" and another to the effect that "he who lives In a glass house should not throw stones." If there is to be an investigation why not include Palmer? REGARD FOR LAW ONE of the favorite themes of Edwin S. Stuart when Governor was respect for law. For the majesty of the law he had the high regard that characterizes every right-thinking man. For Its admin istration he had a jealous eye. For the inculcation of the principles of American government with recogni tion of the law Into the foreign-born man he continually argued. He preached respect for the law. And while he was Governor he enforced it. And so has the present Governor throughout his administration. Last year we saw the recession of a wave which cast some strange ideas into the fife of the republic and into Pennsylvania. It caused a wild desire for a change and anyone adhering to old-fashioned notions of dignity of law or government was apt to be criti cised. There is still some movement discernible among those people who lose no opportunity to rise up and de claim against the duly constituted authorities and who seek to flout the law clothing officials with various powers, including the right to pre scribe in what manner and form pro cedure shall go. Fortunately, and un fortunately, these examples are rare, but they attract attention to the man who. roars. Ex-Governor Samuel W. Penny packer yesterday let It be known that the clever taking advantage of a period of excitement does not Justify the employment of a course before the Public Service Commission that would not be permitted for an instant In any court of law or tolerated before a township school board. Apparently the commlssin has as much right to respect as administrators of law as the borough council of Steelton or the alderman of a Harrlsburg ward, how ever strange this Idea may fall upon some ears. JACKSON AND THE DEMOCRATS IT is rather singular that in this period of the "restoration," as some of our Democratic brethren like to term it, so little attention appears to be given by the Democrats of Penn aylvanla to the memory or their patron saint, Andrew Jackson. There was a time, which many men living can re call. when the birthday of Andrew Jackson or the anniversary of the battle of New Orleans fur nished an excuse for Democrats to celebrate with all the fervor that characterized the old-time Dem ocrat, the man who prided hlmseir on being a Democrat in victory or de-J feat and who never Jumped the traces' because his ambitions were thwarted or his friends losers in a primary fight. Tet, yesterday was the centennial of the battle of New Orleans and the President went clear out to Indiana to make a speech, while the hero of the battle was toasted in a dosen or a score of States. In Pennsylvania the Democrats held two dinners. A year ago we were regaled with stories of the union of the Democracy of the Keystone State, its harmony, Its pre paredness for battle, the gifted men who wero its leaders and the spirit that was going to make them win victories, while daily announcements were made of the reward of this or that "tried and true" Democrat being I rewarded by a Federal Job —with salary. It was a wonderful Dem ocracy. this rejuvenated, purified, pro gressive Pennsylvania Democracy. And yesterday they let the centennial of Jackson go by without a toast ex cept In Philadelphia and Easton, where men not affiliated with the State organization held dinners chiefly notable for the absence of those who held the front of the rostrum last Fall. Maybe they will do better on Jef ferson Day. 1 EVENING CHAT I Expansion of the State's forest re serves at tho rate of 50,000 acres a year is a program which men actively connected with conservation and In terested in the remarkable work of the State's Forestry Department are discussing as a tentative program on forestry legislation to bo submitted to tho next Governor and the Gen eral Assembly. The State now has over 1,000,000 acres of forest land and when certain negotiations now pending are completed this total will be enlarged. There are also offers for the saie or probably 100,000 acres, which could be taken over any time the State has the money. The State reserves are rapidly developing into propositions from which there will be some return. Timber is being sold, . water rights being prepared to lease, sand and stone operations made possi ble and ice-cutting even being a line which can be turned to the benefit of the State. Valuable minerals have been found under some of the land which has been growing up, while six tracts are now used as game pre serves and an equal number are to be laid out on others. The aim of the conservationists is to make the re serves a big income payer because it will enable the purchase of additional lands where the water supplies can be safeguarded. As the auxlliary forest reserve, from which much is hoped, has not worked out. The State authorities will not take any land that Is not thoroughly examined, tak ing the position that land to be put under tho beneficent control of the State, with consequent relief in part from local taxation, should be entirely familiar to the forestry chiefs. An appropriation for an adequate fire service will also be asked. The State lost tens of thousands of dollars' worth of valuable timber last year. At the request of many people it is probable that in a short time Miss Alice R. Eaton may a series of "book talks" at the Harris- Public Library. Miss Eaton, Whose work as librarian has enabled the library to make the remarkable circulation record of 102,000 books in 1914, has been a student of publica tions for years and her comments upon the books of the day and on those books which are in the lime light because of events will be ex ceedingly interesting and the "talks" form an entertaining winter feature. A good story is going the rounds about a woman on a trans-Susque hanna car. She was a woman of re finement and across the aisle from her was a cltissen who had no business in a car and for whose scalp Dr. Dixon would oltere a reward. This man was signally violating the antl-spittlng law. He did it several times and in the Interest or health and fellow pas sengers the feminine passenger called the conductor. "Do you allow spitting on the floor in this car?" she asked. The conductor, who appeared to be a kindly disposed man, leaned over and said: "No, but I'll raise a window fer ye." Colonel Lewis E. Beitler has thrown up his hands. It not often that the well-known and valorous colonel has to do that. In fact, no one has ever known the colonel to be non plussed or brought to a halt. It seems that most of the population that was able to get a view of the report of the Gettysburg reunion has been de manding a copy. The edition is lim ited and the first installation limited as well. But that does not matter. They are telephoning, telegraphing, writing, hailing and all but Jailing the colonel to get copies. William I. Schaffer, who made tlie chief argument for the railroads in the fare case yesterday, was a news paperman and stenographer in his younger days and reported courts in Media. He Is one in charge of the publication ol' the appellate court re ports and Is one of the leading legal authorities of the State's laws. Judge John W. Kephart, of the Su perior Court, came here from Ebens burg yesterday afternoon for a short \islt. He was on his way to Lancas ter to attend the reception to Chief Justice J. Hay Brown. ' Harrlsburg admirers of Mrs. Marv Roberts Rinehart, the Pittsburgh au thoress. will be Interested to know that she will sail from New York to night for France, where she will take what she calls a rest from her labors by working In the hospitals. She 1B the wife of a physician and has some knowledge of nursing, being a trained nurse. A couplo of Bulgarians and Ser vians met lr* rront of the Telegraph Building this morning. They had been taking a few days oft because of tho Greek Christmas and one spied the map In tho big wlftdow. In an instant consonants and vowels were being showered all over the street. They talked and gesticulated and finally one gave a snort and walked up street. They all followed him. Ap parently there is no prohibition in their landa. Where Advertising Makes Profits On any business there are cer tain overhead charges like rent, taxes, help, light, etc. that can not be diminished. , A oertain volume of business rauHt be had to meet these ex penses. Any excess over that volume Is business that means greaf profits. That Is why newspaper adver tising Is such a money maker. It brings new and surplus busi ness, upon which there is a nice profit above expenses. Wise advertisers regulate their Advertising expenditures on a liasls consistent with the ex pectancy of Increase. DR. DOUGHERTY IN II REAL POST OFFICE Cumberland C®. Democrat Draws the Home Postmatterihip Instead of Collector AMBLER IS MAKING UP LIST Speaker Will Consult With Brum baugh Next Week; Slate Com mitteemen Are Busy —Democratic politicians In this city were sltUng up and taking notice to day because of the appointment o* Dr. M. M. Dougherty to be postmaster in Mechanicsburg. This was expect ed last winter when Doc Dougherty, as he is known over the river, got on board the McCormick band wagon. What interests the Democrats, how ever, is the belief that more pic Is to be passed around in this section, and [tliey are wondering who will get the slices. Over a score of nice fat jobs | are to be given by the Post Office [Department and there are some Re publicans in office who can be thrown lout. —Doc Dougherty has been figuring as a subboss among the Cumberland- Democrats for years. He ran for some local offices and burst Into full flower In the presidential delegate campaign of 1912, and, with some help here, smashed the reorganlzers' slate. When he got to Baltimore he lined up and soon became an active support of the machine. After the election he developed a boom for in ternal revenue collector. Ho has drawn a office. —Two Jackson Day dinners were held in the State last evening, and at neither one did the reorganization Democrats have much to say. In fact, only at the Philadelphia dinner did one of them get n look-in, and lie was Director of Docks George W. Norrls, who flayed the Old Guard. As most of the people at the dinner were members of the Old Guard, they Just laughed and applauded the other men's panegyrics on Jackson. At Easton the Jackson Day dinner was not addressed by Congressman Pal mer. Charles A. Ambler, of the State House of Representatives, has arranged to confer with Governor elect Brumbaugh early next week in Philadelphia regarding appointments on committees and upon other mat ters. The joint committee of the Sen ate and House, named to co-operate with the Governor-elect regarding tho fulfilment of campaign pledges con cerning legislation will also call on Dr. Brumbaugh next week. Chairmen William E. Crow and James F. Wood ward, of the slate committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, are ulso expected to go to Philadelphia next week to talk over the matter of the allotment of pa tronage of the Legislature. —The slate committee of the House will meet in Philadelphia next Wed nesday to agree upon the distribution of the patronage of the chamber. Tho committee Is headed by James F. Woodward. Mr. Woodward had a candidate of his own for assistant chief clerk of the House, but he was fowled aside prior to the caucus of last Mon day night to make way for Frank W. Morrison, a worker for Congressman elect John R. K. Scott. —"Farmer" W. T. Creasy, late Democratic candidate for Governor and late master of the State Grange, h»s landed a job. He is national sec retary of the State Dairy Union and will have his headquarters in Wash ington. —Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer is ovel-run at Washington by friends of candidates for post offices in this State. They all want to get In before the storm breaks and the manner in which claims are being pressed is something awful. —According to rumors Joe Guffey is planning to land his brother as post master at Pittsburgh. The scheme is to freeze out other applicants and to take care of those close ones before Billy Brennan takes the organization away from Guffey. —lt is believed that It will not be long until the national administra tion gives some sign that it is weary of the present Democratic bosses in Pennsylvania. They have been told plainly that the results last November in Pennsylvania, were not in accord with what Washington had been led to expect from the way patronage had 'been handed out. 1 WELL KNOWN PEOPLE"! —John W. Beatty has been elected president of the Pittsburgh Art Com mission again. —J. Wood Clark, the new Utnited States Court clerk ra Western Penn sylvania, assumed his office yesterday. —Gifford Pinchot will sail for Eu rope and aid In hospital work. —Darrell H. Smith has written the play for the Mask and Wig Club for this year. He is' a Phlladelphian and wrote last year. —I-I. S. Williamson has been elected president of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. WHITMAN SENDS FOR GROOME (From the Philadelphia Inquirer] One of the first acts of Governor Whitman, of New York, was to send an Invitation to Major Groome, of this city, to confer about establish ing a State constabulary. It is recog nized everywhere that Pennsylvania has the most efficient body of men In the country for police purposes, and naturally, If any other State contem plates founding a similar organiza tion It turns to Pennsylvania. New York wants a rarger number of men than Pennsylvania now has. but seems willing to start on a modest basis. There is a general mlsconcepUon even In this State of the work which Is done by our constabulary. Most persons imagine that there is a large body of men concentrated somewhere which waits for a riot call or for some great upheaval and then rushes to the scene of action. On the contrary, our constabulary is for the most part dis tributed well over the Commonwealth In small squads. It can be concen trated rapidly In case of need, but that Is seldom. There' are certain places where trouble may be expected, and there me squads are largest. But aside from protecting life and prop erty, the members of the force do im portant work in seeing that the con servation and sanitary laws of the State are made effective. There is no doubt of the effective ness of our system, and New York will do well tv imitate it. Major Groome may be expected to tell Governor Whitman some Interesting things, but we trust he will not be Induced to transfer his services to New York. He la too valuable a man to lose. AX KVEXIJfO THOUGHT less of self each day. And more, my God, of The*: Oh. keep me In the way. However rough it be. —Be&aA. | OUR DAILY LAUGH | v „ ... Deaf to the Hum He naver There seems to iflve vßii nn b<> something the Hho _ p Then JaCk there's no reason vnt)/£'»ilv He's for me to hurry about accepting •*'* ! you. __ Abnentmlniled >lo- A Kemeuy meat Hippo What I are you doing Young Man I with that safe, want something Ally? for my fiancee. fator Why. Clerk—A Jewel? they told me itiy Young man system needed a Yes. sir; you bet little iron. she is. IMI'HOVEMENT NEEDED By Wl>( Dinger There's a rusty old-time razor Ikying on my bathroom shelf. Years ago each day I used it And most always cut myself On the cheek or chin, or ear lobe. Then the safeties came along And I bought, shaving troubles I did bid a fond "so long." Since thon I have had no trouble When I've shaved, upon my soul, I've come through with countenance shaven , Shining bright, but always whole. But there still Is one improvement That I'm hoping soon may come, Something to prevent (when cleansing) Darned near cutting oft my thumb. i " Lw o s r i [From the Telegraph of Jan. 9, 1865.] Hood Crosses River Nashville, Jan. 9.—Hood has suc ceeded in crossing the Tennessee river near here. Slioot Deserters Headquarters Army of the Potomac, Jan. B.—Four deserters were executed to-day. Fifteen rebel deserters report ed here, some bringing full equipment. Rebel Ram Commissioned New York. Jan. 9.—The rebel ram Tennessee is going into service again. I ( IN HARRISBURG FIFTY YEARS AGO TO-DAY [l'"rom the Telegraph of Jan. 9, 1565.] Rain Falls Here Rain began last night and continued fulling until noon. Tho pavements are now covered with ice. Organizing Regiment The volunteers for another regiment are pouring in at the office here. Gen eral Hancock will be commander. Big Inducements are offered for veterans to re-enlist. | —l>o V6U KN6W=n That Harrlsburg was planned for a State capital twenty-nine years . before it was made so? CHASING THE SPOTLIGHT TFrom the Carlisle Herald.l Congressman-at-Large A. R. Itupley has made another attempt to hypnotise the calcium light and divert its focus in his direction. This time lie Jumps Into the "big league" class by "uphold ing" A. Mitchell Palmer In tlie stereo typed post-election stunt—lnvariably used by defeated candidates—of charg ing their successful opponents with Ir regularity in the election which caused their downfall. TEMPERAMENT Proprietor of a Concert Party (en gaging a soprano)— Now, I want you to understand, Miss Deerly, that I like my boys and girls to be like one big family—no quarreling, no Jealousy. Miss Deerly—Oh, that's quite all right! I've never heard anything in the work of any other singer to give me the slightest cause for Jealousy.— Musical America. 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