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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Established iStl PUBLISHED BY THE TELEGRAPH PRINTING CO. E. J. STACKPOLE President and Editor-m-Cluef 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 Dallies. • Eastern Office, Fifth Avenue Building, New York City, Hasbrook, Story & Brooks. Western Office, Advertising Building, Chicago, 111., Allen & Ward. Delivered by carriers at six cents a week. Mailed to subscribers •t $3.00 a year in advance. Entered at the Post Office in Harris-, burg. Pa., as second class matter. Bworn dully average circulation for the three months ending June 30. 1015 ★ 21,231 af Average for the year 1014—21,858 Average for the year 1013—10,003 Average for the year 101'J—10,049 Average for the year 1011—17,503 Average for the year 1810—16,1:61 The above figure* are net. All re* turned, uoauld and damaged coplea de ducted. SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 31. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do rightt—Genesis 18:25. LITTLE HOPE OF RELIEF THE New Orleans Picayune writes hopefully of the prospect of the repeal of the free sugar clause in the Underwood tariff law before the tlause becomes effective. May 1, 1916. It is possible that a canvass of the vote of the next House of Representa tives would show a decided majority in favor of repealing this clause, or even in favor of restoring the Repub lican rates on sugar, but the question is. will the next chairman of the ways and means committee and the floor leader, Mr. Kitchin, dare to put it to the test by opening up the whole tariff law to amendment? With a majority of but twenty-nine in the House, it would be a ticklish situation at best. In an attempt to put a Republican President in the hole, and in order to play politics, the Democrats in the Sixty-second Congress brought in sev eral tariff bills to amend certain sched ules of existing law—"popgun" bills, as they were called. One of these schedules passed the House with little difficulty, but when it got to the Senate an amendment reducing duties on an additional schedule of the law was tied to the House bill and carried through. Like the rest of the tariff tomfoolery of that session, it received the presi dential veto. It is hardly possible that with the small Democratic majority in the House an attempt would be made to limit consideration to the sugar sched ule alone, and especially would this be true should the request come from the President. The Tammany contingent will have the balance of power in the Sixty-fourth Congress and any bouquet which they may present to the Presi dent within the next two years is rrjore than likely to secrete a poniard. The Picayune is rather too optimistic. The Democrats will consider it easier to issue bonds to meet pufelic expendi tures than to repeal the free sugar clause. ENGLAND'S RESPONSIBILITY SOME interesting sidelights are thrown upon social and moral conditions In China by the re cently delivered address of Kee Owyang, of Tientsin, formerly consul general at San Francisco, before the International Purity Conference in that city. Re ferring to the opium evil, the speaker charged that this. vice, which was "forced on us by England, and encour aged by her," was still being per petuated by British exports of opium to China, although China herself had awakened to such a point of deter mination to stamp out the opium evil that she even imposed capital punish ment for opium crimes. He con tinued: China cannot stamp out this evil unless she has the help of England, whose consent we have not been able to obtain. Since the rapid suppression of the cultiva tion of the poppy in China, the British Government has gained enormously through the importation of opium Into China, because the value of this blood-sucking drug has risen from 3 to 500 per cent. Dr. Cantlle, an English author, es timates that China has so far made a sacrifice of $119,225,000 in order to get rid of this drug, while Great Britain, as shown by the receipts from the Indian treasury, has made a sale of opium to China amount ing to $77,000,000 within the same fieriod. Therefore, we appeal to he world, and most particularly to the nation who has forced this ter rible curse on our people, for as sistance and support in our efforts to eliminate this greatest of all •vils that have undermined the social and moral conditions in China. It is true, as the speaker said, that China has accomplished great reforms during the last decade. Slavery has been abolished in many parts of the country. Foot-binding is no longer practiced. Laws have been recently passed to prohibit the practice of polygamy. The people have now de veloped among themselves a national unity and consciousness for the wel fare of the country. Such a national sentiment China has never cherished before. Behind it there Is an eager ness for uplift and a new Interest in the moral attitude of the people as a whole toward public problems. What China has accomplished, socially and politically, within the last few years has aroused the wonder and ad miration of the world. What she is capable of doing will be more mar velous. as she is full of hope and vigor. There are great opportunities and pos SATURDAY EVENING, HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH JULY 31, 1915. slhllltles In the future for the young est of republics, and it hardly com ports with the high and mighty atti tude England has assumed since the outbreak of the European war as the standard bearer of civilization among the nations to put a bar to progress in the way of China such as the curse of opium is for the mere monetary return her people can make the despicable trade yield. "THE LITTLE-VISIONERS" THE Little-Visioners" is the term by which the Kansas City Times designates the "pull back" element of that community which stood vainly in the way of the extensive improvements the people of the municipality have authorized and completed within the past few years. Kansas City, like Harrisburg, ha's ex pended hundreds of thousands of dol lars in making that town a better and more beautiful place in which to live. But, like Harrisburg also, this great work for the public good has not been accomplished without the petty ob struction of the ultra-conservative element that found conditions "that were good enough for their fathers good enough for them" and who saw nothing to commend in anything new. Indeed, the Times' comment fits Har risburg almost as |Well as though It had been written with this city in mind. This is the way the Times sizes up the "Little-Visioners:" Older residents of Kansas City remember the howl that went up over the announcement of the com prehensive park and boulevard plan worked out by the first park board under the direction of A. R. Meyer. It was denounced as extravagant and out of all reason. Kansas City never would grow to it. The Paseo! How people ridiculed the word. And the "pergola." It was to laugh, the pullbacks said. Now there are no more park knockers. The city recognizes the park and boulevard system as one of its greatest assets. That is the experience every growing city goes through. Some people always suppose that its growth has stopped, that it never will be any bigger, and that public Improvements should be held back. And then the progressives win, and In time everbody comes to their po sition. How like Harrisburg! And further, referring to the efforts of the city to procure the erection of a new railroad station, the Times says: The people have done their share toward making possible these splen did improvements. They voted the bonds with the full understanding of what was involved. It would be a public calamity if the llttle-vlsioners should have their way and should block the progress of the city. While we have no great enterprise now before us, we, like Kansas City, stand at the parting of the ways. We are nearing the close of the great im provement campaign to which we set ourselves fifteen years ago, in the face of the "Little-Visioners" who have been discomfited or converted by the success and utility of the improve ments which they opposed with their utmost vigor. We, like Kansas City, must decide now If the work is to be halted or if we are to go on, and on, building for the future the city of our dreams, or to rest on our oars content with what We have accomplished and ! willing to let the future take care of itself. There are still "Little-Visioners" here as well as in Kansas City. They will argue that the city has reached the zenith of its career, that we have all in the way of public improvements we need, that further expenditures would only increase the tax rate, and they will repeat all of the other frayed-out old arguments that have done service in the years agone and have been so thoroughly disproved time after time. But the great mass of the people scarcely will be induced.to give ear to these false prophets. They can well pin their faith on the past as a guar entee for the future, for the "Little- Visioners' " arguments ot to-day are t'o-morrow "as a tale that is told " The great force of public improvement rolls over them and they are forgot ten. But the work of the construc tionist stands for all time as a monu ment to his foresight and up-standing as a loyal citizen of the city he calls home. THOSE IDLE CARS DEMOCRATIC newspapers have been citing a reduction in the number of idle freight cars as an evidence of business revival, but now comes a prominent railroad operator who is quoted by the New York Times as saying that the statistics are mis leading. Says he: The idle cars of the country rep resent a reserve on which we are expected to draw as business in creases in volume. It is true that the railroads have from month to month used more of the idle cars. It should not be forgotten, however, that these same raHroads are wear ing out cars from month to month and discarding them. In normal times these worn-out cars would be immediately replaced by new cars. But the railroads are not buying their normal supplies of equipment now ar.d the discarded freight cars are not being replaced by new ones. Instead, the roads are drawing on the reserve supply of idle cars and this has reduced the surplus of idle cars. It Is wrong to assume that busi ness is booming. The railroads are standing still, at best, and that means going backward in the rail road business. There are isolated cases, of course, in which business is picking up. but the roads as a whole are meeting great disappoint ment. If the boom does come, we will not be ready to handle a rusli. There will not be enough cars to carry the freight. "The Federal income tax has come to stay," declares the Springfield Re publican. Yes. And if Democratic ex travagance continues, while tariff duties are reduced, the Federal Income tax will have to be increased. OUR WARES ABROAD YEARS ago the Harrisburg Boot and Shoe Company's products were worn by women and chil dren in the tropical zone and it was not long after that that the Harrisburg Pipe and Pipe Bending Works shipped pipe to Spain for the laying of water mains in the interior of that country. Meanwhile the Central Iron and Steel Company was turning out plates for the nation's big battleships and lighter defensive craft, the Pennsylvania Stoel Company was erecting huge viaducts in India and elsewhere, the Harris -1 burg Boiler and Manufacturing Com pany was constructing turbine wheels for the Panama Canal and other far off points, Middletown cars were being sent to Brazil and other countries, and the engines of the Harrisburg Foundry and Machine works were be ing installed in the mines of Mexico and elsewhere. In short Harrisburg products have made reputations for themselves all over the world. And now comes the Morton Truck and Tractor Company with its first big shipment of motor trucks to haul munitions and supplies to the allies j fighting Germany in France. Those j trucks promise to maintain the high | standard set by Harrisburg manu- I facturers in general. Before United States army officers and at other J times under the eyes or experts from : Europe they have performed wonders ]in the way of overcoming the diffi culties similar to those to be encoun j tered in the war zone. The likelihood | is for a big new for Harris | burg as a result of these orders from i Europe where only the best is wanted. ! I TEIEC3RAPH PERISCOPE ~ —Our respects to old Doc Cook. About every other ex-limellghter that hasn't intruded his presence on the first page this summer. —There has been a typhoon in Shanghai, China, never misses any thing in the disaster line. If the Chi nese want to get even with the Japs they couldn't do anything worse than wish the whole country on them. —Having attained to Warsaw the Kaiser is likely to find that it is still a long, long way to Petrograd. ■—lt will be quite some little time be fore another police lieutenant presumes on the efficacy of the "system" to save him from the evil effects of jug gling with human life. —Just now the United States is playing the part of "innocent specta tor" to the European scrap. But let's hope we escape the usual fate of the man who pauses to watch the bricks fly in a neighborhood row. OUR PROSPEROUS COUNTRY [Pittsburgh Dispatch.] The federal crop estimates for 1915 figure out about 96 bushels of wheat and 280 bushels of corn for every man, woman and child in the United States. This, along with the barley, rice, potatoes, apples, peaches, plums, cabbage, oranges, lemons, onions, beets, turnips, peas, watermelons, muskmellons, cherries, eggs, chickens, steaks, chuck roasts, ham, bacon, flitch, pig's feet, souse, butter, milk, cream, fish, sardines, deer, squirrels, pheasants, partridges, dew, huckle, rasp, straw, alder, goose and other berries, currants, cheese, nuts and a vast lot more eatbles of various kinds, all of which Mother Nature lavishly provides for our national table—these will enable Americans to worry through the coming hard winter with a good deal of comfort and satisfac tion, and leave something besides for the Belgians and other half-starved and suffering peoples on the far side of the Atlantic. The people of the United States should be very thankful for and happy over the more than plenty which they enjoy, and they ought to feel the same way about their preservation thus far from the awful war that is rending the nations of Europe and laying upon their shoulders a burden that will continue for generations. When one thinks of the blessed con dition of Americans to-day, under the rule of peace, and how all this could be transformed by war into terrible misfortune, it should strengthen many times.over their determination not to engage in a bloody conflict, if possi ble to avoid it with honor. THE COST OF DEFENSE [New York World ] The National Security League shows that it has cost the United States a billion dollars in ten years to maintain an army of 90,000. while for $65,000,000 Switzerland has had for ten years a citizen armv of 500,000 always ready if needed. More startling still are the facts if we total our military bills for army, navy and pensions. When the great war began they were nearly $487,000,000 a year, not including some $10,000,000 paid by the states for militia —more than any other nation on earth then spent for military purposes. Great Britain in 1914 was spending $230,000,000 for navy, $120,000,000 for army and $20,000,000 for army pensions; Russia $285,000,000 for army, $122,000,- 000 for navy: Germany $300,000,000 for armv, $114,000,000 for navy. France, Italy and Austria-Hungary were well behind. Our 1913-1914 army cost of $173,000,- 000 equalled that of Germany before the Imperial War Act of 1913 in prep aration for the present war. Our naval cost of nearly $140,000,000 was second onlv to Britain's. Our pension bill of $173,000,000 admitted of no comparisons whatever. There was nothing like it. Ex-President Taft computes that our active army costs $1,200 for each man. The league figures a ten-year total cost of SIO,OOO a man. A large stand ing army on such terms is out of the question. For years we have been spending more than any other country for war purposes, past and future, without getting the worth of our money, ft is time for a change. NEUTRAL. RED CROSS ON SEA [Providence Journal.] What has been remarked as the un common ugliness of the belligerents toward one another in this war is illus trated in the fate of a benevolent pro ject initiated by the Dutch for saving life in the sporadic naval actions in the North Sea. Many of the 1.500 men and officers lost when the British cruisers Aboukir. Hogue and Cressy were torpedoed by the German submarine U-9 might have been saved had a rescuing ship with Elenty of small boats been nearby. ieutenant Weddigen, who performed that brilliant, but merciless, exploit, was said to have deplored the great sacrifice of life. The incident prompted philanthropic citizens of Holland to of fer an interned Austrian liner, fully manned and equipped for saving life, and hospital service, to patrol the war zone, serving all the belligerents im partially. At the Hague Conference the prin ciples of the Geneva Convention for succoring the wounded In land warfare were adopted for the sea. But a pro vision is that hospital or Red Cross ships must be under the direction of a belligerent. Neutral services are ac ceptable, but not under a neutral flag l . These Dutch citizens, having raised the money for their project, urged that the Allies and the Teutons arrange to suspend this prohibition. But no agree ment could be brought about, and the offer has now been definitely rejected, the project reluctantly abandoned. CAN'T AFFORD TO RUN THEM [Boston Advertiser.] Now that the La Follette law is working, Germany seems to have no fear that Americans will seize those interned ships. GETTING INTO PRACTICE By the time we get through making munitions for the Europeans we shall have a good working knowledge of how to make them for ourselves.— Lock Haven Express, ""pfcKKOlj&KUua By the Ex-Commltteeman' Reports reaching this city from the interior counties indicate that the gair in Republican enrollment which was so noticeable in the counties, contain ing the larger cities is general throughout Pennsylvania. In some counties the Republican gain has been surprising, big jumps being noted in boroughs. This is said to be especial ly true in several counties where there was extensive Bull Moose sentiment a couple of years ago. Men identified with politics in several counties in the northeastern and northern parts of the State say that it will be found that the Republicans have made a general gain and that the return to the party movement which started last year will be found to be something of a parade. Democrats seem to have about held their own In the Interior counties, al though there are some reports which indicate that because of inactivity the Democrats did not enroll all of the men they could. The Washington party is very apparently continuing to disintegrate even in its strongholds. No meeting of the State Democratic committee is expected this year. Men identified with the macnine say that there is no occasion for a meeting as A. Mitchell Palmer continues as na tional committeeman and there are no vacancies to fill and no important party matters to be taken up. The Old Guard element is said to be en tirely willing to have a meeting of the State committee, but State Chairman Morris does not want to give oppor tunity for anything to be said about the validity of his tenure or to run a chance of having the party manage ment criticized. It is believed some steps will be taken in the next few months, when party interest is stirred by primary contests, 10 make some collections for payment of debts. Arthur R. Rupley, former Congress man-at-large, is a candidate for judge in Cumberland county. Henry M Brownback, borough solicitor of Norristown, is a candidate forjudge in Montgomery. Judge John Faber Miller, William P. Young, who was a candidate for resident cherk of the House two years ago; Gilbert R. Fox, William F. Dannehower and C. Henry Stinson are also candidates. Stinson is a brother-in-iaw of Brown back. I. E. Stephens, of Buffalo township, and H. L. Jones, Newport, have been endorsed for associate judge by the Perry county No-License League. David H. Lane is still making ef forts to secure an agreement on mayor by Philadelphia Republicans. It is be lieved some of the leaders will talk it over to-morrow. Meanwhile Con gressman Vare has everyone guessing. Judge Barratt and John T. Windrim, who were mentioned as harmony can didates are being strongly urged. The vacancy on the Erie county bench caused by the death of Judge Paul A. Benson will add one more to the list of common pleas districts where judges are to be chosen this Fall, making twenty-six. In addition there are to be chosen three Superior Court judges, two orphans' court judges, one municipal court judge and six associate judges, making the larg est judicial list to be filled in years. This large number is due to the op eration of the constitutional amend ment providing for election of judges in odd-numbered years. It is not be lieved that Governor Brumbaugh will name a judge in Erie county for some weeks to come and he may await the result of the primaries. He has taken his time in naming judges since he came into office. Few appointments except of a minor character are looked for upon the re turn of Governor Brumbaugh to this city next week from Maine. The Gov ernor plans to spend a day or so here on his way to the encampment of the Second Brigade at Indiana and will meet several department chiefs, in cluding Commissioner of Labor and Industry Jackson, who has been hold ing personal interviews with many of the applicants for places in his depart ment. Over a dozen names are being mentioned for secretary of agriculture, which will be the next big place to be filled, and then the Governor will summon the commission here for an other talk. Samuel I. Spyker, of Hunt ingdon, is bel'eved to be in line for a place as counsel for the State Com pensation Board. "IX THE ELDER DAYS OF ART" John L. Sullivan insists that "all men are equal." May be now, but years ago when John was there with the punch no man living was equal to him.—Greensburg Daily Tribune. Our Daily Laugh SWEET X-JSY INNOCENCE. . Why are you taking up botany? t N IJf Because fiance is interest- 'jnfiM ed in a plant of ( some kind, and 11 (fr~ want to be able Ilk to converse Intel-( TrffT>) /'\W-» ligently with him about his busi ness. AN AGONIZING THOUGHT. Ethel Suf- LT f yyVv, lere<l ' 1 thought ve to tell the that must have been suffer ■*sNr" ing indeed. THE DUMP By Wiug Dinger On Third street, north of Seneca. There is a great big dump That rises 'bove the level of The street like a big hump. With pumpkin vines and other growths It's dotted here and there— It has a scent that's all its own— A goafs is not more fair. And many things of interest, friend, Are found about the place, Some bed springs, shoes, a couch quite old. That's given up life's race. And spread o'er all the ashes that Last winter landed there Are tin cans, bottles, paper, too, And things beyond repair. And here it is that little pest We hate so much, the fly, May raise big families undisturbed, With none to question why. In thousands they go forth each day, And we may strike them dumb I By swatter, but there'll always be ' A million more to come. MADE A MOVING GOLF HOLE K INTO A TROUSERS' POCKET GOLF HOLE How Frank P. Atha Drove n Golf Ball Into the Rev. Charles W. Moore's Trousern' Pocket on Blue 11111K 2. —From the Kansas City Star. Members of the Colonial Country Club will be particularly interested in the story herewith, and especially as the picture is almost a fac simile of the layout of the local country club on the Linglestown road. The inci dents mentioned in this story from the Kansas City Star are not more re markable than the killing of a bird by a golf ball driven by an expert of the Harrisburg Country Club a few months ago. Says the Star: You've all heard of freak plays in golf. There's the Scotchman who putted seventy-five feet for the hole and then had a black beetle on the cup's edge turn him away from the shot and victory. And there's the New Jersey player who drove his ball 175 yards away from the tee into the mid dle of a bird's nest in a tree sixty feet above the ground. And there's Jim Dalgleish out at Evanston who'll tell you how he sank a hele in Scotland by driving through the top of a spectator's derby and hav ing the ball play a perfect billiard shot into the cup. But what was probably the best "freak" play ever made on a Kan sas City course was pulled on the Blue Hills links one Wednesday late in last June. "No. 2" was the hole on which the "fish" shot was made, and Frank P. Atha, vice-president of the J. A. Folger Coffee and Tea Company, waa the originator of the "wonder" play. And as Mr. Atha has five witnesses who saw the shot in question, there's nothing left for the incredulous spec tator to do but believe it. They Wanted Excitement With the Rev. Charles W. Moore, | Robert F. Lakenan and George H. i Scmbart, Mr. Atha was playing a I friendly foursome around the Bluej Hills links. The first hole had been I played uneventfully, and as the players I approached the second tee they wished fcr something to occur which would give them at least food for a little con versation. It did. All four men drove well from "Tee Two" and played to the bottom of the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR" THE COMMISSION FORM To The Editor of The Telegraph: There has been a good deal of quibbling concerning our "Commis sion" Council, but in walking about town I do see that plain signs have been placed at the intersections of the That the river esplanade has been completed with its useful dam for beauty and pleasure. That our streets are methodically and mechanically repaired. The parks are a source of unlimited benefit to the community. The active superintendency mem bers of our "Commission" Council are to be congratulated—while conflagra tions and crime do not manifest them selves in calamitous outbreaks. Tak ing it all in all the city is well ad ministered so far by our "Commision" body politic; if only five good men are there. TAXPAYER. July 31, 1915. A CENTURY OF LITTLE GIRLS One went basked in stiff brocade And worked queer sums in "tare and trett," And Webster's Spelling Book was made, Page after page, by heart to get: And with her schoolmates on parade Threw a rose at Lafayette. One in pantalettes and shawl Sedately walked, a proper lass! She in the Old Lyceum Hall Heard Jenny Lind! and, class by class, Her school went forth to view the pall, The catafalque of Lincoln, pass. One wore huge sleeves, and thought great cheer To dance the two-step o'er and o'er. Sh<: worked the Cuban flag and spear Upon a sofa pillow for A youthful cousin volunteer That summer of the Spanish War. The last can ride and swim and wend On camp-fire hikes; and yet would she Tales of her forbears hear no end' And oft she cries, ' What fun 'twould be If they could come alive, and spend The afternoon, and stay to tea!" —Sarah N. Cleghorn, in Harper's Magazine. PLAIN SHOES THIS FALL Boot and shoe manufacturers at a meeting held recently decided that women this coming season would wear the plain, sensible, black shoe instead of the fancy footwear that has been so popular. NOT GOOD FOR PALM BEACHES [From the Houston Post.] Lots of things could happen to a Palm Beach suit, but raspherrv lam would be about the worst.—Toledo Blade. Sitting down on a slice of water melon Is to be avoided when possible, and filling a fountain pen has Its dark side. hill on which the second green lies up to their approach shots. Then a mis understanding about the lies of the different balls occurred and Dr. Moore and Mr. Lakenan played out ahead, leaving Mr. Atha to shoot his approach as they walked down their balls. Mr. Atha's ball lay at the extreme foot of the hill, for a mashie approach of from ninety to one hundred yards to the green. He waited until his two companions were well over the hill, and until Dr. Moore's head could just be seen from where he was standing. Then he called "Fore," and drove. The bsll rose with a whir, carried beauti fully over the hill and dropped out of sight. Into His Pocket Starting to follow his shot down, as he took his first few steps up the hill Mr. Atha was surprised by hearing a shout from the two players ahead. Thinking something was wrong, he ran up to where they stood and found Dr. Moore rubbing his side painfully and trying to laugh. Atha's shot, driven with full force not fifty yards away, had grazed Dr. Moore's hip and deposited itself In his trouser's pocket. Though golf etiquette demanded it, the four men were playing only a friendly match, and Dr. Moore ob jected to the idea of Mr. Atha's playing his lie with a niblick. Instead he tcssed the ball on the green, about where he thought Atha's unimpeded shot would have carried, and gave him tn easy putt for the second cup and the hole. It Was Real Control "Lefty" George, when he pitched for the Kansas City Blues, needed control. He could groove the ball, or he could throw It a mile wide, but he couldn't cut the corners. Don't you suppose he'd have given a little bit for Mr Atha's recipe for hitting a 6-inch pocket fifty yards away? Or take the average golf "duffer"! He s the man who gets confident, blows" an easy 3-foot putt and then says $$&•?—??-&—ell! What do you think he d do to learn this little trick m Mr. Atha's trade? IN HARRISBURG FIFTY YEARS [ AGO TO-DAY ] [From the Telegraph of July 31, 1865.] Good Templars to Picnic The Good Templars of this city and vicinity will picnic at Derry next Thursday. Members will leave in the morning at 7 o'clock. Sewers In Bad Condition Complaints are being made of the bad condition of the sewers and gut ters in Front street between State and North-streets. Snow in MeConnellsburg A snowstorm lasting several minutes broke over McConnellsburg several days ago. | BOOKS AND MAGAZINES" Ol'R HEARTS BIGGER THAN OI.'R DOLLARS Sir Gilbert Parker Is one European who has not misjudged the attitude of this country during the difficulties of the past year. "Never," he said in a speech not long ago, "has a neutral natron had such problems as the Unit ed States has faced with a temperate ness, courtesy, and moderation for which this country cannot be too grate ful. The American Government has pursued the only course possible to a nation desirous of preserving its de servedly high reputation in the field of diplomacy. The almighty heart is still stronger in the United States than the almighty dollar." Sir Gilbert ,in his novel, "The Judgment House." a story of the Boer War. did not hesitate to censure his own people. It is announc ed that a new novely by this author will be one of the Fall's big books. ALL THE LAND'S A STAGE Constance D'Arcy Mackay, author of the recently published "Plays of the Pioneers," gave a talk on July 17 at Peterborough. N. H., to the association of Outdoor Players. Her subject—one which she has already dealt with In the foreword to "Players of the Pioneers" —was The Dramatic Renaissance in the Country. Miss Mackay speaks from ex perience In this matter, as she has not only written a number of plays to be given outdoors, but has herself super intended the performances of the Ave plays which comprise "Plays of the Pioneers" and numerous local pageants. SOUVENIRS OF AMERICA [From the New York Sun.] When Columbus returned triumph antly from his initial voyage of dis covery he appeared before Ferdinand and Isabella. "What have you brought us." they asked, "from this far country?" Whereupon Columbus opened his suitcase and made them the following presents: A sweetgrass workbasket. A sweetgrass handkerchief case. A sweetgrass scissors sheath. A tov birch bark canoe. A collapsible drinking cup and case. A polished wood paper cutter. An Indian head pipe. A birch bark photograph frame. And a sat of picture postcards. Columbus placed the outfit at the foot of the throne, and their Majesties regarded him with much amazement. "What," finally spluttered King Fer dinand, "is this bunch of junk?" "These are souvenirs of America, your Majesties," explained Columbus; "thev are all I could get." Herein lies the true, inward reason why Christopher < Columbus died In chain 3. ! Abetting (Etjat Four of the prominent State officials in this administration are members of the honorary fraternity of American colleges, the distinction conferred only for excellence in scholarship. Theso four holders of the Phi Beta Kajjpa key are the Governor, who won his" at tho University of Pennsylvania; Cyrus E. Woods, Secretary of the Common wealth. who is a Lafayette man; Dr. Nathan C. Schaeffer, State Superin tendent of Public Instruction, who comes from Franklin and Marshall, and Dr. J. George Becht, secretary of the State Board of Education, who is also a Lafayette man. Dr. John A. Brashear, the Pitts burgh astronomer, who was selected as the Pennsylvanian most qualified for distinction at the hands of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, has written to Governor Brumbaugh thanking him for the recommendation for the honor and expressing his appreciation of the mention of Ills name among the editora of the State and of the efforts of many of his old friends in suggesting him. In closing his letter he says: "Al though I average fifteen hours a day of either physical or mental work for ten months in the year, and my next birthday will find me three score and ten and five, please command me for anything I can do to help you in carry ing our your plans for'the betterment of our State." These are days when people inter ested in horseflesh are taking care to urge drivers to take thought for the welfare of their animals. Yesterday afternoon a couple of horses which had been kept standing for hours in Market street were marked by some men who are interested in animals and the owners given some straight in formation. The use of the horse bon net. which was so general a few years ago. appears to have been forgotten lately. Practically every official paper re quiring action by the Governor, In cluding charter applications, is being sent to Governor Brumbaugh in Maine. There is no acting on any papers in his absence and signing of his name to documents is against the orders. That the Governor was having everything sent to him in Maine was learned early this week. No charter applications were acted upon the latter part of last week and all scheduled for his desk this week were bundled up and sent to the summer capital. This is the first time such wholesale shipment of pa pers has taken place. Governor Penny packer used to take official papers home with him and in the days of Ed win S. Stuart they awaited his return from the short and infrequent trips which he made while Governor. Gov ernor Tener used to have some papers sent to him in Massachusetts in July and August, but Dr. Brumbaugh has everything sent to him, and a lot of detailed reports are going to him, too. The Governor has been keeping in very close touch with the nlans being worked out for the continuation schools while on his vacation and re ports on the opening of the summer training schools were sent to him. After his return from San Francisco in September he intends to take an active part in their development and also to talk over agricultural training. • • * "It is surprising to know the large number of people residing in the lower end of Cumberland county who were born in Perry county," said George Rice, supervisor of East Pennsboro township, yesterday, himself a native of Perry county. "Why, we are such a numerous clan that we are going to hold a reunion at Boiling Springs Park next Saturday and if it is as large a gathering as it ought to be I would not be surprised if the annual reunion of the Perry county natives in Cumber land county became an annual event." * * * Harrisburg will be widely adver tised henceforth by means of a unique little scheme that has been put In effect by City Forester Harry J. Muel ler. The forester had procured some 25,000 tiny circular sticker-posters a little larger than a silver dollar. On the obverse side there is a section of a city street with the dome of the Capitol in the background showing above the tree tops. The nicture might represent a view of State street look ing eastward from the river. The tiny poster is done in colors and Is attractive enough to call instant atten tion to itself when pasted on package or letter. The inscription requests the reader to co-operate with "Harris hurg's city forester" to preserve the trees. * • » * Shipments of automobile license plates through the Harrisburg post office continue to be made every day and the rattle of the plates as they are rushed down in the parcel post wagons tells of new automobiles being bought. The business at the Highway Depart ment is commencing to show the usual summer slackening, but the way the applications are asked evidently means that there are more to follow. 1 WELL KNOWN PEOPLE ~~ —Theodore Voorhees. president of the Reading, is spending his vacation in Maine. —C. C. Harrison. Jr., of Philadel phia. will spend August in Wyoming. —Alvan Markle, the Hazleton coal operator, is the new head of the Con solidated Telephone Company. —David A. Reed, the Pittsburgh lawyer, will motor to one of the busi nessmen's training camps next week. —W. S. Ellis, of Philadelphia, has gone to Cape Cod. 1 DO YOU KNOW That Harrisburg is not using the Susquehanna for bathing like some other cities use their rivers? "HOME IS WHERE THE HUSBAND IS" TFrom the Pittsburgh Dispatch.] Women are quick to seize th* main point of the Indiana Judge who decided that "home is where the husband is," and Mrs. Alice Duer Miller has there fore created and set the following lines to suffrage music: Join your husband near or far. At the club or corner bar. For the court has taught us this— "Home is where the husband is." Dull Days in Business I An advertiser asks: "Does it pay to advertise In dull sea sons?" And this causes the inquiry: "What are dull seasons?" Would they be dull if you reallv went after business or are they dull because "they have always been that way?" February and August used to be dull furniture months—now they are the bhightest in the year. Similar examples are to be found all through the merchan dise calendar. Very often advertising and merchandising mixed with the right proportion of brains will eliminate the "dull days."