Newspaper Page Text
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Established itfi PUBLISHED BT THE TELEGRAPH PHINTING CO. E. J. STACK POLE President and Bditor-in-Chilf F. R. OYSTER Secretary GUS M. STEINMETZ Managing Editor Published every evening (except Sun day) at the Telegraph Building, 21$ Federal Square. Both phones. Member American Newspaper Publish ers' Association. Audit Bureau of Circulation and Pennsylvania Associ ated Dailies. Eastern Office, Fifth Avenue Building, New Tork City. Hasbrook, Story & Brooks. Western Office, Advertising Building, Chicago, 111., Allen A Ward. Delivered by carriers at slx cents a week. Mailed to subscribers at $3.00 a year In advance. Entered at the Post Office in Harris burg, Pa., as second class matter. ■won dally average for Ihe three ★ months endlnar April 30,1815. 21,844 W . Average for the year 1914—38.213 Average for the year 1815—21,577 Averasre for the year 1912—21,175 Average for the year 1911—18,881 Average for the year 1910—17.496 THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 27. I,FT US BE FAIR SINCE the change of our form of municipal government a year or more ago most of our citizens kave maintained a proper attitude of ©pen-mindedness with respect to the new system of commission control. They have manifestly determined to thrive the five commissioners In charge *©f the several departments a reason- Able opportunity to demonstrate the Advantages or disadvantages of the ■*iew municipal system. But there are those who have just as manifestly made up their minds that the com mission is no good and that there is nothing to praise and a great deal to condemn. This is an unfortunate at titude and means in the end the break ing down of that spirit of popular support which Is absolutely necessary to government anywhere. Wholesale criticism of a drastic character is de structive of every decent element in the public service. Officials discour sed by it become indifferent and finally fail in the discharge of their duties because they are led to believe the people will not deal fairly with • them under any circumstances. Harrisburg was getting along quite! comfortably under the old system and n large majority of the people of this city were satisfied with former con ditions. but they cheerfully accepted the new order of things and have been watching with interest the develop ment of the commission system here. An honest investigation of the things achieved during the last few months will satisfy the average citizen of the earnest endeavor of the department heads to discharge their obligations to the people to the best of their abil ity and with an eye single to the best Interests of the people as a whole. Political considerations are bound to find their way to some extent into any form of government, hut the rec ord of substantial achievement of the last year In the improvement of this city. In the economy of operation and In the general administration of our municipal affairs must stand as an an swer to the unfair criticism of those who are not disposed to give credit where credit is due. • Fair play Is necessary to the best results In any system of government and the people owe It to themselves and to their city to inform themselves so that they may understand what are the actual conditions and not be mis led by misrepresentation of facts. Reasonable criticism of public acts is always expected and should not be ■withheld, but censorious and persist ant croaking Is a positive menace to good government. City Council has done well in re electing Francis J. Hall as a member of thn City Planning Commission. Mr. Hall has been identified with the move ments far the improvement of his native city and we are glad to note that he proposes with his associates to give considerable attention to the general <a re and planning of those tilings which affect the river basin. This will Include the erection of boat houses, the treatment of the island shores and other matters affecting this important feature of the city's aesthetic re sources. There may be many blistered hands and sore feet and aching backs fts a result of the Good Boads celebration yesterday, but we cannot doubt that the inspiration and momentum which lias been received in the modern high way development will send the move ment booming. PARTY HARMONY SENATOR PENROSE in Philadel phia yesterday expressed the hope that harmony would prevail in "Republican party politics in that city and throughout the State in the com ing elections, and he added that as the result of a trip through Central Penn sylvania last week he found Repub lican prospects bright and members of the party everywhere encouraged. There would seem to be no good reason for any serious differences of opinion In party ranks next Fall and the victory of last year naturally puts the county leaders Into a happy frame ©f mind concerning the immediate future. It is desirable, as the Senator says, to put forward a solid front on the eve of a presidential election, and there is no reason why Republicans ,ahould not be victorious all along the Una next November. The issues are largely local, those of counties and municipalities. It is all a matter of nominating good, strong candidates, man of eieaji personal habits, honest THURSDAY EVENING, HARRISBURG trfSjftfl TELEGRAPH MAY 27, 1915. and able. In Dauphin county such a course will result in an overwhelm ing majority tor the Republican ticket. Governor Brumbaugh is so deeply In terested in everything that concerns the State and is so loyal to the best things of Pennsylvania that we may confidently look to him to provide, through proper agencies, for 4 oareful study of the landscape treatment of the district cast of the Capitol > hlch is now being cleared for park purposes. Harrisburg is doing its part In creating a suitable environment for the Capitol and there Is no reason to believe the Commonwealth will fall short in its share of the work. JIARRISBURG TAX COLLECTION OP course it is too late to talk about a change in the system of tax collection for another period of two years, or during the term of the present City Treasurer. It is not too soon, however, to begin a serious consideration of this Important mat ter. Twice Senator Beidleman has introduced in the Legislature a bill creating the office of Receiver of Taxes, but with discouraging regular ity the lawmakers have refused to obliterate the present obsolete and ex travagant laws regulating the collec tion of taxes. Few taxpayers really understand how expensive the present system is and how inconvenient and unbusinesslike. Under the present system it costs Harrisburg over $22,000 to gather in the city, school and county taxes every year. It is the opinion of those who are familiar with the system that at least $13,000 in round figures could be saved annually without in the least impairing the efficiency of the tax col lection department. Surely this is a sum sufficiently large to justify serious consideration of the matter. Under the present arrangement the City Treasurer receives a salary of $1,500 and the commissions in 1914 were on city taxes $6,140. on school taxes $6,800, a total of $14,440, and there was paid to the collectors of county taxes in Harrisburg $8,125, a total of salary and commissions of $22,565. In addition to this amount the Commonwealth paid for the col lection of State tax on loans $1,900, a grand stotal of $24,465 for gathering in the taxes. This is a pretty stiff fig ure for services which'do not Involve anything more than expert clerical ability even though the City Treasurer pays his clerks from this. It is pointed out that a repeal by the Legislature of the several acts of as sembly now governing tax collection would effect a tremendous saving through the cutting out of a large per centage for collecting the taxes. Through the proposed creation of a receiver of taxes, whose duties It would be to collect all city, school, county and State taxes, the whole operation will be more economical and convenient. It has been suggested that there should be an allowance of say $4,000 as salary for the City Treasurer, who should tie designated as the re ceiver of taxes, a chief clerk at $1,500, four addltonal clerks at $1,200 and one additional clerk at *9OO, making [a total of $11,200, which would rep resent the expenses of a department fully organized for this Important work. There should also be deducted from the total of $11,200 the sum of $1,900 paid by the State for collecting the tax on loans. This would go to the city and would mean a net cost to Harrisburg of $9,300 per annum In stead of $22,565, an actual annual saving of $13,265. For years there has been talk of changing the laws and providing for a receiver of taxes for cities of the third class, but the old theory of pat- Ironage at the expense of the tax payers has restrained the lawmakers from doing what Is manifestly the right thing to do. Nobody censures the official or officials who may be benefited through the operation Of the law. They are entitled to their legal compensation, but It Is the fault of the people themselves If they permit such a system to go on indefinitely. We believe the third class city au thorities should make a stand at the next session of the Legislature so firm that the desired changes will be grant ed. We know of no better way to get at the facts than through the provi sions of a bill now in the Governor's hands providing for the collection of statistical Information of cities of the third class through the Department of Labor and Industry. So long as the people are Ignorant of the real condi tions they are not likely to demand a change, but with the facts before them, there will be little time lost in forcing legislation ,that would mean economy and convenience for all tax payers. A man who voted for the nomination of Woodrow Wilson at Baltimore, yesterday was given a fat Government job In Philadelphia. From the number of national delegates who have been so rewarded It would seem that what ever faults the President may have displayed since his election, ingratitude is not one of them. Apparently every Baltimore delegate Is to have a Govern ment position. This ought to make Dr. Wilson pretty popular at the next Democratic convention. What Dr. Dernberg Is thinking just now would be In all likelihood far more interesting than the things he was say ing a few weeks back. WHERE THE LAW HITS A SNAG IF it is true that at Erie twenty for eigners employed on fishing boats have been discharged at the order of a State fish warden wince the act prohibiting foreigners from fishing in the waters the State became law. It is altogether likely that trouble is in store for both the law and the warden. It is one thing to discriminate against the unnaturalized foreigner in the matter of taking either game or food ftsh for personal consumption, but it is quite another thing to legis late him out of a ,lob on the pretext of conserving natural resources for the benefit of citizens. Viewed froni any angle, this kind of legislation is contrary to the spirit of broad toleration and equal opportuni ties and blessings which has been the boast of Pennsylvania since the days of William Penn, and if it is going to have the effect this report from Erie indicates It is quite possible that it comes In sharp oonflict with the treaties between the United States and some, or all, of the countries of Europe. At all events, fish wardens will do well to be sure of their ground before they cause loss of wages and privation by ordering the discharge of foreigners engaged in an ordinary commercial pursuit because of this law. Mani festly, decisions of the appellate courts on the hunting law do not cover such cases. The police are after the cabarets in New Tork, but we suppose their owners will try to "wriggle out." Perhaps Messrs. Coombs. Bender and Plank are pitying Mr. Mack's hard luck this season. And then, again, perhaps not. At any rate Italy has saved us the ex planation of having been "forced into this war." SWIMMING INSTRUCTION THE drowning at the spillway of the sanitary dam this week em- phasizes the need of continuing the swimming lessons which have be come a part of the park department and playground work during the sum mer. It is only reasonable to assume that a knowledge of swimming pre vents many drowning accidents. Most boys learn for themselves, but they often imperil their own lives and those of their comrades In so doing. Under the direction of a competent Instruc tor there Is little or no chance of dan ger. One of the most valuable features of tlie municipal swimming school Is that the boy and girl are carefully Instruct ed as to their own limitations. They are cautioned against going too far, attempting too much and so venturing beyond their powers and to the disas ter that has befallen so many expert swimmers who overestimated their ability to care for themselves In the water. EDITORIAL COMMENT ~\ STATUS QUO DISTURBED [Chicago News.] Every once in a while something happens to disturb Mr. Bryan's se renity and and lecture programs. 'MOST EVERYBODY'S A HEATHEN" [Chattanooga Times.] It is rather discouraging to note that the heathen nations of Asia are no better than those of Europe. BUT GEORGE IS BACKWARD [Philadelphia Xorth American.] British clergymen who refuse to take the pledge just say, "Let George do it!" QI'EER OI.D CUSS [Toledo Blade.] Socrates found there were many things in the world he did not need. If he were iivinß now probably a 1910 model runabout would satisfy him. Doesn't Prohibit [From the Toledo Blade.] One man was killed on the streets of Toledo Saturday night. The law pro hibiting murder doesn't prohibit. All In [From the Philadelphia Public Ledger.] | Pretty soon the Turks will be in the , dilemma of the automobile owner who, after replacing the wheels, engine, transmission and the body of his car, is asked whether he is still driving his original machine. How They Talk [From the Milwaukee Sentinel.] A young man has filed a divorce ac tion because his wife cannot cook like his mother used to. Most young men who talk that way have been raised in an orphan asylum. Rolled Cabbage Victim [From the Marion Star.] It wouldn't be anything more than what we would call retribution should a certain Columbus paragrapher, at present living off his wife's relatives at Cleveland Heights, be sent home full of boiled cabbage. Vice Presidential C'hnrm [From the Houston Post.] Moreover, Vice-President Marshall passed through Houston with that sweet calm and unpretentious simplic ity which Invests vice-presidential ob scurity with so much cnarm. "I'll give you something to eat If you'll chop wood for it." "Yes. lady, only it will be cheaper to feed me in advance. Ohoppin' wood gives me a terrible appetite.—Boston Record. SA VEDFROM^ HEI-KX SMlTir^f: l-T> "si Thte little girl was made happy in Queenstown with a doll after she had lost her mother, father, brother and aunt when the Lusltunia went down. "Everybody is sorry for me because ! daddy and mamma are gone," said i she. "But they will come back. Mamma is coming on the next boat." The little girl was separated from her relatives after the torpedo struck the vessel. She ran into Edward Cuwper, a Toronto newspaper man. He placed her In a boat and she landed safely at Quecnßtown. TMttct Ik 'PtuKOiffccaKta By the Ex-Committeeman I As soon as the Governor disposes of the election bills now on his desk a call will be issued for a meeting of the Democratic State committee for the election of a national committeeman. It is expected that A. Mitchell Pal mer will accept the position of justice of the Court of Claims at Washington on June 1, reports to the contrary not withstanding, and that he will then re sign as the official burden bearer of the Democratic patronage hunters in the Keystone State. The boom for Vance C. McCormick, which was being exhibited around Washington last win ter, will then be displayed as the Presi dent's own, in the opinion of a good many Democrats, and a fight for the late candidate for Governor will be made. Up to date no one has been spoken of for the place outside of McCor mick and Congressman John J. Casey, of Wllkes-Barre. Casey is the man who put a crimp in Palmer's plan to have Congressman J. V. Lesher, of the Sunbury district, succeed him as mem ber of the ways and means committee and has never been overly friendly with the bosses of the State machine. If Casey decides to go into the fight it will be a real one. Some of the Democrats are said'to feel that McCormick should be given the honor because he was so badly defeated last Fall and that with him In the place there would be some chance of the party debts being paid before the presidential campaign starts. —Cumberland county people are commencing to sit up and talk about the judicial election scheduled for that county and about the time of wheat harvest there will be a flock of candi dates for the nomination. As the non partisan judicial law repealer did not get very far in the Legislature, the nomination will be on a nonpartisan basis, and some tall politics will be played over the river. —State Chairman William E. Crow is the guest of Scottdale Elks at a Fayette county reunion to-day. —Friends of Charles H. Wolfe, for mer mayor of Williamsport, say that he is being strongly backed In all four counties of his district for the Repub lican nomination to succeed Congress man Edgar R. Kiess. —The contest for the Republican nomination for Auditor General ap pears to be attracting a good bit of attention among men active in party affairs and there is a disposition to keep the Bull Moose element which is endeavoring to get back in some dis tricts without showing many signs of repentence from making any trouble. Senators Charles H. Kline and Charles A. Snyder are both candidates for the place and James F. Woodward, the chairman of the House appropriations committee, is being talked of both for Auditor General and State Treasurer. J. Lee Pltimmer. of Blair county, one of the well-known Republicans of the State, .will be a candidate l'or Stats Treasurer. No Democrats appear to think enough of the nominations on their side to talk about It. ■ —Conferences on the Philadelphia mayoralty are about due to start. The usual independent movements will be heard of. hut it looks as though the Republican organization would go back without much trouble. ■ —Judge Cameron, of Tioga, will be a candidate for re-election this year, as will Judge Terry, of Wyoming. —Speaking in Philadelphia yester day, Senator Penrose predicted that there would be harmony in the Repub lican party in the Philadelphia mayor alty campaign this Fall. The senator is quoted as saying-: "It is important, however, that we should have no fac tional contests on the eve of a presi dential election. Harmony of action is therefore likely to prevail. The tickets will be elected in all counties of the State normally Republican, and so strong is the anti-Wilson and anti- Palmer sentiment in many of the Democratic counties that there are good prospects of the Republicans electing all or parts of their tickets in these counties. A trip through Cen tral Pennsylvania last week brought me in touch with the people of a dozen counties and everywhere I found Republican prospects bright and the active Republican workers greatly en couraged." —State Chairman Roland S. Morris, of the Democratic State committee, Is expected home from Europe next week. Trouble will soon start. —Juege James Gorman, one of the original members of the Philadelphia municipal court, has resigned in dis gust at the failure of the Legislature to enact suggested laws. His successor will be named shortly. AN OBLIGING PASTOR One of the wealthy members of a fashionable church in Boston approoh ed her pastor with the complaint that she was greatly disturbed by one of her neighbors. "It's positively unbearable," said she. "That man in the pew in front of us destroys all my devotional and pious feelings when he attempts to sing. Couldn't you ask him to change his pew?" The good pastor was sorely perplex ed. After a few moments' reflection, he said: "Well, I naturally would feel a little delicacy on that more especially as I would have to give a reason. But I will tell you what T might do." Here the pastor's fa>-e became illuminated with a happy thought. "I might ask him to join the choir."—Harper's Maga zine. TAFT AND WILSON (From the Indianapolis News.l Had Mr. Taft been a member or the Wilson Cabinet, he could not have sup ported the President more heartily, or shown greater confidence in him. For tunately the support is due, and the confidence deserved. The country, therefore, is to be doubly congratulat ed. For In Mr. Wilson it has precisely the sort of President that it should have at sucji a time as this, and In Mr. Taft it has an ex-President who has fairly earned their gratitude and re spect by his wise and patriotic words In these critical days. Both men are bravely and conscientiously perform ing the duties that their positions im pose on them. A nation, like a man, ought to be able to feel a sense of out rage and anger without at once rush ing to arms. The war now raging in Hurope ought surely to have taught us that lesson—as we believe It has. PROGRESSIVE CACULATIOIf A teacher in one of the city schools who, to say the least, is of rather generous proportions—was trying to explain to her scholars the correct measurements of the human frame. "For example," she said. "twice around my thumb, once around mv wrist: twice around my wrist, once around my neck: twice around my neck, once around my waist.' Then she paused, and a shrill voice from the back of the room exclaimed: "Twice around yer waist, once around the city hall." NOT A GCZZLKR The Shaw family had recently taken a house in the fashionable residential section of the city. Some weeks later an acquaintance of former years called on Mrs. Shaw and was viewing the treasures In the library. "Is your husband a bibliomaniac?" queried the visitor. "Goodness me. 110!" ejaculated Mrs. Shaw. "He never bibbler a hit. Oh. of course. I don't say that he wouldn't take a little at Ills menls if the rest were doin' It. but that's as far as he ever goes in them kind of things."— Harper's Magazine. THE CARTOON OF THE DAY —Prom th« New York World. LONE SOLDIER OF FOE UNTIL BOMB ENDS DREAM Last night I had a frightful dream; I thought we had a war, And all the land was bracing up To floods of fire and gore. Musing on this I went to stroll Along the sandy shore. And there I found a soldier lone. His brow was knit with care; And ever and anon he grabbed And fumbled at his hair; Tea. oftentimes he swore and stamped And ofttlmes stamped and swore. He was a well set-up galoot As any Jack or Jim; His kit was clean, his eye was keen. He's young and strong and slim. He'd made a husky regiment Had there been more of him. "Friend, why the tango?"—thus I made At converse mine essay. He spat with fury on the sand And threw a scowl my way, "Aw, hell." said he, "why, don't you see, I am the U. S. A.!" "Tou, all alone?" "Not quite." said he. "Though, honest, I'm some peach! There's thirty thousand men to guard Prom Maine to Key West beach. That figures to —I calculate— About five miles per each. "But that's not half our proud array!'* Quoth he. "You don't know beans. They slide the long Paclflo coast 'Mid California scenes. Thev dog and bun the Sandwich Isle», And fill the Philippines. "These M'llshers when a crhris comes Is mostly on the queer, So ours is trippln' on their swords And fallin' on their ear. And slngin' patriotic songs. And sendln' out for beer. "That's why we scanty resrulars Must hump ourselves to keep Our five-mile sections of the coast; We seldom feed or sleep. IN HARRISBURO FIFTY YEARS ACQ TO-DAY (From the Telegraph, May 27, 1865.) CHANGE SCHEDULE A recent change in the schedule on the Pennsylvania railroad makes it necessary to run seven trains between this city and Philadelphia each day. MAN'S HEAD CL'T OFF An unidentified man had his head cut off to-aay at the Market street crossing of the railroads. The man was leaning against one of the cars when an engine backed up on the sid ing and coupled on to the car, the jar throAving the man on the track. Be fore he was able to get up the car had passed over his neck. PRICE OF HAY DECLINES Farmers report a decline in the price of hay since the close of the war due to the decrease in demand for a government supply. 1 BOOKS AND MAGAZINES" The figure of Jonathan Chapman, whose story has Just been told by Eleanor Atkinson in her book, "John ny Appleseed," is so much a part of the early frontier life of the Middle West that it seems difficult to realize that there may still be a few persons alive who remember him. Only last year a centenarian died in Ohio who had known him, and who loved to talk about the life and character of the gentle "Johnny Appleseed." Sev eral societies are now In existence which are honoring the memory of the man who made orchards of the wilderness. Elizabeth Jordan, author of "May Iverson's Career," recenty reoeived the following letter: "Oh, you precious May Iverson I've read with smiles and with dimmed eyes the full pages of your career and then turned to the first page and read straight through again. Charming, charming, won derful, and I onvy you the gift.which so graciously portrays life. And now may I cut out for you the one flaw which I've seen? Tiny new moons are safely tucked in bed before the theater-going crowds fairly ehter the doors, and it is only a weary and Jaded old moon which Is left to gaze with envious eyes on lovers. Vide page 2 77. Pardon the criticism and accept my thanks for the hours of pleasure. Long may you wave." "The Primrose Ring," a novel by Ruth Sawyer, is published this week by Harper & Brothers. A former foundling of St. Margaret's Free Hos pital, now grown to a beautiful, sym pathetic woman, goes back as a nurse to care for the cripples there. The trustees decide to give up the in ourable ward, and the plea of the nurse and the house surgeon to retain it is in vain. Then the fairies play their parts. From a bunoh of prim roses one of the little "Incurables" made a magic ring. How she trans ported the rest of the children to the Land of Heart's Desire, and how they found there what each most longed for; how the trustees had disturbing dreams, and how the nurse and house surgeon started on the road to Fairy land is told with humor and pathos in this grown-up fairy tale. It'r leap yesr, 7011 can bet, when each Has got five miles to leap. 'lt's lonesome, too, strung out like this Along the ragin' main. So we converse by telephone Lest we should go insane. The C. O. megaphones commands Down from an aeroplane. "I man about two miles of trench By scootin' in a car. I Are so frequent foes don't know How few of me there are. It's something of a bluff, but still I've pulled it off so far. "But what with mortars, bombs and tilings, And hand grenades to throw, I'm getting nervous wonderin' How far the bluff will go. Say, stranger, don't you think it's hellT" I answered, "Even so." Upon the sea beach there appeared An army of the foe. Anrl from a U. S. aeroplane Yelled down a loud C. O. "Charge, charge, my gallant Umpty ninth! He answered, "Here I go!" He seized a saber in his teeth, A long and gleaming brand, A bayoneted rifle then He grabbed in either hand. And with a wild heart-shaking shoot He charged to beat the band. "Hi, cully, wait for met" I cried A-charging in his track. I had a rifle in ray flst I'd cabbaged oil the rack. Soon in the melee of our foes We set us back to back. Right gloriously we fought that day Till murdered we did seem. A bombshell busted in my face I gave a ghastly scream— Fell out of bed —and thank the Lord, 'Twas nothing but a dream! —E. Sutton, in New York Herald. Our Daily Laugh ALTERED. used to say I was ,i l v- '» worth my weight Hubby: Yes but since you f \ fvH gained the last 50 . pounds, thlngj li have changed. Btt PITY THE COPS By Wing Dinger Patrolmen's dress on Monday next A change will undergo, New sack coats will be donned—aside 1 The dress coats they will throw. And lighter helmets, shirtwaists, too, Likewise will oust the old That have been worn since late last Fall To weather winter's cold. But, gee, I think this ohange will be. At best, one most severe. Considering the weather that We now are having here. It seems to me the humane thing To do for them, by heck, Would be to give them fur-lined coats That button high at neck. "IN AFTER YEARS" Weary and heavy laden, Through the city's crowded streets. Bent 'neath the weight of sorrow. An aged woman creeps. Once was her gray hair golden. Now whitening with many snows, Lithe and erect that figure And her cheek the blußh of a rose. Somebody loved and was happy When the sweet eyes met his own, But he went at the call of his country. And she has been left alone. Oh, youth with ambition teeming, And maid so sweet and fair, Brush not roughly past her. Nor gaie with a haughty air; For a smile from your joyous coun tenance. And a help to the faltering feet. When the years have treated you thus dear, Will oft be a memory sweet. MARIE C. HIGGINS, Harrisburg, Pa. GERMANY MIXED IN DATES [New York World.] ! To the semiofficial German pro ! nouncement In defense of the Luslta ] nia horror that "submarine warfare i was Instituted solely as a reprisal I against England's starvation block jnde," there is an insuperable objec |tlon of date's. The German submarine ; policy was announced February 4; the Ireply of the United States was Issued February 10. And both were issued [before the British Orders in Council. ! lEtenutg Otyat il '■ Announcement yesterday that John S. Rilling, one of the new public ser vice commissioners, was closing his law practice and business connections at Erie and arranging to come to Har risburg to live ns the resident commis sioner, was received with (treat pleas ure by many people here. Mr. Rilling, who is an attorney of high attain ments, Is well-known to hundreds of Harrlsburg folks and will be a dis tinct addition to the city. For years he has been among the leaders of the bar of the northwestern part of the State and has taken an active part in civic and educational movements. Years ago Mr. Rilling was chairman of the Democratic State committee and was frequently In Harrlsburg. He retired from politics early In the nine ties and was selected by Governor Tener to act as a member of the com mission which drafted the school code, his extended legal knowledge making him one of the most valuable mem bers of the body which framed a monumental work. He was naturally selected as a member of the State Board of Education, where his col league was the present Governor. Mr. Rilling will remove to this city nest month. • • • Two half frozen automobile parties came into the city late last night on their way to Gettysburg. They came from the northern tier where it is or dinarily cold at this time of the year but they were unprepared for what came in the way this week. They wired home for overcoats. • • • One of the interesting tables of the series arranged at the Harrisburg Public Library is that containing books for ready reference and reading on trees. It has the best known and lat.est books on municipal and indi vidual care of trees and some popular botanical works. In addition the State has loaned several sets of mounted butterflies and moths for Identifica tion. There is also a collection of butterflies for those who want to know the names and characteristics of the native flies. ♦ * • The remark of Governor Brum baugh yesterday, when he saw a work man along one of the State highways with a pipe in his mouth, a pick over his shoulder and a shovel in his hanfl, that "there are three tools I like," led a Market street tobacco merchant to the assertion last night that the Gov ernor is not the only man in Harrts burg with a fondness for the pipe. "There are more men smoking pipes to-day than at any time within the past twenty-five years," said he. "The big tobacco packers are convincing a lot of smokers through their very effective 'ads' that the way to dra,w tobacco smoke is through the stem of a well-seasoned pipe. Time was when you seldom saw a well-dressed man down town smoking anything but a cigar or cigaret. Now some of those whom the clothing merchants love to call our 'smartest dressers' may be seen any afternoon or evening togged out in their best and puffing content edly away at a black little briar or a calabash." 0 0 0 A well-known public speaker, ad dressing a Harrisburg audience the other day, took occasion to tell his hearers that newspaper advertising was overdone. His audience did not know that of all those who came to Harrlsburg recently on missions simi lar to his he was the only one to see to It that the newspapers got In advance copious extracts of his address care fully prepared in typewritten form. And when the extracts did not all ap pear In print It Is whispered that he was not very well pleased. Which may or may not carry its lesson. * * • The manner in which people inter ested In manufacturing enterprises are keeping on the trail of the workmen's compensation bills now before the Governor for action indicates the wide effect they will have. In many sec tions of the State the bills are being discussed at civic meetings and In some plants they have been the sub ject of explanatory meetings. The op eration of the system will Interest the whole country because of the pre eminence of Pennsylvania In manufac turing. 1 WELL KNOWN PEOPLE " —Benjamin McKeen, Pittsburgh railroad man. has been taking a trip through the East. —J. Benton Long, the new colonel on the Governor's staff, Is prominent in the provision business up the State. —James Reany, active in Crawford county affairs, welcomed the farmers' meeting to Conneaut Lake this week. —W. A. Stone, prominent Fayette county business man, is In Washing ton. —Mayor Blankenburg has signed the bill to appropriate $29,000 for the Liberty Bell trip. 1 DO YOU KNOW That years ago Harrlsburg used to have a women's college? HATBOX THE COMPASS (Tacoma Dally Ledger. A straw hat tells which way the wind is blowing in Tacoma. In the East the straw hat appears when the south wind blows, but with us of the Puget Sound country It's the north wind that brings out the summer "lid." f" Getting the Dealer's Attention When a manufacturer adver tises his product In the news papers he Immediately secures attention from the retailer*. They are newspaper readers and many of them advertisers. The retailers know that the manufacturers' newspaper adver tising will be read by their cus tomers. They know there will be ealls for the goods. Their natural disposition is to co-operate and get as much buei- , ness for themselves as they can. Manufacturers Interested In the problem of "dealer Influence" are Invited to communicate with the Bureau of Advertising. American Newspaper Publishers Association, World Building, New- York.