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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Establuktd itii PUBLISHED BT \ THK TBLKGRAPH PRINTENO CO, E. J. STACK POLE Prtsident and Bditor-m-Ckiaf F. R. OYSTER Stcrttary OUS M STEINMETZ Managing Editor Published every evening (except Sun day) at the Telegraph Building, 218 Federal Square. Both phonea. 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 Sk Brooks. Western Office. Advertising Building; Chicago. 111.. Allen & Ward. Delivered by carriers at six cents a week. Mailed to subscribers at 13.00 a year In advance. Xntered at the Post Office In Harris burg, Pa., as second class matter. iwora dally average circulation for the three months ending Aug. 31, 19X5 it 21,083 ★ Average for the year 1014—21.®!W Average for the yenr 1913—19,963 Average for the yenr 1912—19,640 Average for the yenr 1911—17,563 Average tor the year 1910— 16.261 The above ggnres nre net. All I'e tnrned, unsold and dnninged copies de ducted. THURSDAY EVENING, SEPT. 9. Greatness and goodness are not #ieans buf ends. —Coleridge. AN INSPIRING STORY NOTHING in municipal circles is more Inspiring* than the simple narrative of this city's splendid progress since the dawn of the Greater Harrisburg movement of 1901. It is a etory of remarkable achievement and the Telegraph is glad to have had a part in it. On another page this evening is printed as concisely as possible the tale of a city's awakening and the efficiency of a body of citizens co operating f®r the betterment of an entire community. Four loans have been issued since the people of Harrisburg first sundered the shackles of a self-centered and ultra-conservative past.* Four times the voice of an aroused community has been heard and each time the lines bave been pushed forward until now the city stands for all that Is pro gressive in municipal development. Every citizen whose breast swells with pride over what has been ac complished during the brief period which is about to be commemorated, and who looks ahead to a still greater city, will read with interest the narra tive on the first page this evening. And while we rejoice over the things done let us not forget that it was at the very beginning of the program of city improvements now nearing com pletion that Harrisburg was making its fight for a new Capitol, which is in a sense a monument to the energy and intelligent presentation of the claims of this city upon the Commonwealth. This task, in which many participated, would have been more difficult had not the community at that important crisis given unmistakable evidence of its own rejuvenation in its announced purpose to pro vide a proper environment for the noble structure on Capitol Hill. This city has much over which to rejoice and every man, woman and child should join in the glad acclaim. Wh»t are you doing to aid in making the big municipal celebration a greater success? 4t is up to you and you and you—men, women and children. NO JUG-HANDLED CO-OPERATION DEMOCRATIC newspapers and Democratic politicians are ring- ing the changes on the "stand by-the-President" slogan. In a thou sand tones we—and \jy "we" is meant the Republican party—are told how heax-y Is the President's burden, how- Mexico vexes him, how Hayti bothers him. how the European war wears upon him: how he is preserving us in peace, how he is bringing us into "prosperity." how he will manage the national defense, how he will augment our revenues, and how it is our duty, not as Republicans, but as patriots, to stand by him and to support his policies. This Is all very well as it applies to the European situation. But what are those policies? What is planned for Mexico? What will be done further about the Lusltanla case? What course is to be pursued regarding the English interference with our commerce? What recom mendations have been made for na tional defense? How is the feeble treasury to be bolstered up? Nobody can tell. But we are asked to support policies which the Presi dent will develop without consultation with anyone representing our party— policies based upon counsels taken from unofficial and prejudiced sources and formulated by the President alone. In due season we shall be notified. Meantime it is our duty to "stand by the President" and to con tinue to do so. ad infinitum. In some degree there has been a willingness to do this. But that tend ency has now been checked, and by the President himself. While Jealously cloaklng every detail of his policy for neutrality for Mexico, for defense, for revenue, he has made It plain that one thing he,ls going to Insist upon at the next sessi9n of Congress, and that is the passage of the ship-purchase bill. This measure has been featured in no party platform, has been con demned by the business interests of the country. Is purely soci&Hstlc in its purpose. Is fraught with infinite THURSDAY EVENING, danger to our standing as a neutral nation. Is repugnant to all Republicans and to many Democrats yet the President insists upon it. Republicans are asked to surrender their right of judgment regarding fiscal and foreign policies in favor of soqne unknown theories which have not yet x taken shape even upon the executive type writer—while the President is unwjll ing to abate anything from his back ing of an obnoxious measure. This I one-sided and jug-handled proposition !is likely to defeat itself. The Re i publicans are asked to concede every -1 thing. The President is willing to I concede nothing. Patriotism is one thing and partisan ship is another. But, in pushing the ' ship-purchase bill as he does the President is neither patriotic nor I partisan. He is personal and proud. (The scheme is not the people's scheme ] nor any party's scheme. It is the | President's own scheme. To jtersist in jit. while beseeching Republican sup i port for other measures, means that J the President looks upon the Re j publican party as weak either In pur- I pose or in intellect. Is it not time to I demonstrate that we are neither? If President Wilson expects Re ' publicans to "stand by" him it Is I about time that he displayed some of that courteous spirit of concession which may rightfully be expected when opponents co-operate for a high purpose. PENBROOK PAVING AT a special meeting of Penbrook council to-morrow evening prop erty owners along Main street will be called upon to say whether they want the street resurfaced or to accept the proffer of State aid and the re building of the roadway. It would appear at a glance that there Is but one choice of these two. A resurfaced rond will cost a little less than a State-built road, but the taxpayers of the borough will have to bear the whole of the expense, so that In the end tliere would be a very small saving to the borough, and this would be eaten up very soon in repairs. If the State plan is accepted an entirely new road will be built which will be a continuation of the State highway or. either side of town and not subject to much repairs for years. In other words, while everybody in Fenbrook now appears to be in favor of improving Main street the full length of town, opinion is somewhat divided between what amounts to a mere makeshift and the building of a model highway. Penbrook people are businesslike and. enterprising and i» is not likely that they will choose mere repairs when for a trifle more they may have a street of which they may be proud. Of course. City Commlsskfner Taylor, has done so much for the city m | th*enlargement of its parks and play grtrands. mtist also be responsible for the breaking of asphalt streets by the heavy trucks of corporations and con tractors now running over the paved highways of the city! And. of coutse. he was responsible for the heavy rains of the summer that gullied the River slopes. Of course, according to a pav ing repair contractor who'fell down on his job. DAUPHIN PRISON PRAISED THE State Board of Public Chari ties yesterday inspected the Dau- phin county prison and found It In excellent condition. W. W. Cald well. the present warden, took charge of the jail under rather difficult" cir cumstances. but during his adminis tration so many changes and reforms have been instituted that the State authorities not only on this occasion, tut on many others, have felt called upon to express their approval of his management. Mr. Caldwell has taken to the county prison the same ad mirable business methods that won for him a reputation in the Highway Commissioner's office of having brought down the price of paving to the lowest figure in the country and of making the- streets of Harrisburg noted far and wide for their cleanli ness". Uncle Sam has officially recogntzed and approved the practice of tipping in passing with his O. K. an expenditure of five dollars by a Government official for room and table stewards on an ocean liner. Thus does reform get another Jolt. UNEMPLOYMENT STILL EXISTS WHEN the Republicans made the tarifT, unemployment and other national questions an issue in the mayoralty campaign of last Spring, the highbrow element thought it was to laugh But the people un derstood and Mayor Thompson was swept into office at Chicago by 150,- 000 majority. • Now everybody Is coming to under stand that a free trade tariff —with its accompaniment of shortened hours, curtailed wages or lack of employ ment altogether—has a distinct bear ing upon municipal affairs; and the most emphatic evidence of this is found in the enormously increased de mands upon the municipal and county treasuries for the support or assist ance of dependents or quasi-depend enta. According to the figures of the poor relief department of Chicago, the de partment in February at the present year fed as many people as live in Springfield, lIL, th% third largest city of that State. Last year the county agent aided directly 100,000 persons. This year the estimate is that 200.000, or twice the number cared for last year, will be fed, clothed and warmed at the expense of the taxpayers. Con sequently, more taxes will have to be collected to pay the Increased bill. In other words, the application of Democratic policies in the nation—as shown by the Underwood tariff and its effects—has Just about doubled the number of people who cannot earn & living in Chicago. IfM&C* Ut By On Kx-CoßtmlMecmAn One of the Interesting developments of the month In politics In the State has, been the launching of a boom for Senator Bolee Penrose for the Repub can nomination for President by Charles H. Dorfllnger, a Wayne coun ty manufacturer and delegate to the national convention In 19C8. The sen ator has not been heard from, but Mr. Dorfllnger haa and thla Is what ne says: "I am for Senator Penrose ior President because in my opinion no other man In public life to-day so clearly and distinctly embodies those e^ > . n £ m ,' c P° ,lc '«a. the enactment of which Into law has at all times made certain not only the prosperity of Pennsylvania, but of the entire coun try. The material welfare of our peo ple with their vast industrial, commer cial and agricultural interests always has rested upon wise legislation at «ashlngton. The wage-earner, the manufacturer, the farmer and the businessman know that in the enact ment of such legislation Senator Pen rose by virtue of his long experience, his intimate knowledge of the require ments of our people and his unques tioned ability, has been for nearly twenty years a commanding figure. He is indeed an old-fashioned Republi can and as a candidate for President he should be supported by every voter who believes In the principles for which Lincoln, Garfield, Harrison and McKinley stood. He is to-day the leading exponent of the protective tar iff principle in this country. Since he has entered the Senate he has been a powerful and active force in the enact ment of Republican tariff legislation and as chairman of the Senate finance committee he made a great record. In the next campaign the restoration of the protective tariff will be the dominant issue. His election last Fall to a fourth term I nthe Senate was due to a large extent to the fact that he was the exponent of the Pennsyl vania idea of Republican policies as affecting the tariff. He was the first candidate for senator to be elected in Pennsylvania by a popular vote, re ceiving a plurality of over 251.000. He Is the logical candidate for Pennsylva nia Republicans to support for thej Presidency in the coming campaign." —J. Henry Williams, of Philadel phia, one of the candidates for the Su perior Court, has been visiting West ern Pennsylvania counties where he has been greeted by lawyers. Quite a contest has sprung up in the west ern counties between Mr. Williams and ex-Judge W. D. 'Wallace. The third place is believed to lie between these two candidates. —Saturday is the final registration day for the third class cities and It is, expected that a big list will be rolled up by Republicans in every one of the thirty or more such municipalities. —Senator Penrose is to speak in some of the northern tier counties later In the month. The senator says he thoroughly enjoys getting about meeting the people. —The factional row between Dur kin and the Democratic machine boss es in Lackawanna county Is going on worse than ever. Durkin insists that he will run for controller of Lacka wanna whether the bosses like it or not. —Mayor Blankenburg is back In i Philadelphia after hla vacation and threatening a new series of speeches. —The borough of South Bethlehem has voted $5,000 for the celebration of the semicentennial of the town. —Judge Edwards, of Lackawanna, ordered the cards of all candidates re moved from the walls of the court-' house at Scranton. delivering some scathing remarks on the subject. —Thomas B. Smith is making a round of visits to Philadelphia ward meetings and getting plenty of assur ance of support. —George _Wanger. son of ex-Con gressman Wanger, of Montgomery, is having trouble In his candidacy' fori the nomination for district attorney because some one has been saying that if he is elected he will close all sa loons. —Lehigh and Carbon county can didates have gotten down to the de bating stage of their campaigns and are talking against each other nightly. —"West Reading is now considering annexing itself to Reading, which will make the Berks capital over 100,- 000 population. —Clearfield and Center counties have more candidates than ever known < before. AFTER $52,000,000 AVAR ORDER Canadian Foundry Co. Negotiating for New Russian Contract The Canadian Car and Foundry Company is understood to be nego tiating with the Russian Government for the placing of a contract for 3,- 1 000,000 shrapnel and explosive shells. The amount Involved is understood to be $52,000,000. The Canadian company early this year secured an order from the Rus sian Government for 5,000,000 shrap nel and explosive shells costing about i 80,000,000. This order is understood to have been one of the most profit able ever nogotlated by any company now in the war order business,, out side of those secured by the Bethle-' hem Steel Company. The order was placed direct with the Canadian Car and Foundry Company. Russia made a deposit of *2 0.000,000 in this coun try to clinch the bargain and enable the company to make the changes in its plant necessary to turn out the munitions in the Quickest possible time. The order was so large and the de mand for the shells so urgent that the Canadian Car and Foundry Companv apportioned the manufacturing of the war material among fifty different concerns in the United States and Canada. THE GRADE CROSSING [From the Pittsburgh Sun.] Last Sunday in three grade crossing accidents fourteen people were instantlv killed The number of lesser fatalities of a similar nature was large. These accidents were all due to carelessness on the part of the individuals who were driving horses or motor cars. Had thev exercised Just ordinary caution they would have heard or seen the approach ing tr.iins, and acted accordingly. Usually the driver Is busv talking laughing, looking around or wooi -athering so that his mind Is any wnere except on his task: In Long Island extra precautions have been taken this summer, and the grade crossings there have been made practically fool proof. The result has been that the number of Long Island accidents Is remarkably small. In the past It was remarkably large But the fact that acldents at grade crossings of steam and electric lines ar<> due to the carelessness of the indi vidual Is no excuse for maintaining such crossings. Pennsylvania and other States have taken up the subject and In time the public service commissions hope to nave all such dangerous places eliminated. To th>- —m r » oulre the expenditure of millions of dollars, but once Int it he done aj. u tue raiircids and public will rejoice. IIE REFVSED [From Farm Life.] Father Why don't you come back to your own home and start a paper and help mold public opinion? .-£-!£ Impatient Journalistic Son Public opinion around here is moldy enough HABRIBBURG <&£& TEJJX3RAPH HOW WOULD YOU LIKE THIS DESIGN F IN THE GREAT IMPROV No use worrying over decorations for the water carnival. If you can't think out an attractive design for your float, consult Chairman J. Ray Hbfferts committee. Suggestions can be had for the asking. The above is a' design offered by the water carnival committee. Anyone can have It. Call up Chairman Hoffert. Very little ex pense Is emailed in decorating a canoe like the above. ' , I TELEGRAPH'S PERISCOPE | j —Even though things do look pretty I black in the business world, the shoe polish manufacturers at least needn't feel blue. —The only people who don't mind letting gentlemen pass out between the acts are those that keep the re freshment dispensaries. • Some folk we know are more than the salt of the earth. They are the pepper, the vinegar and the mustard as well. Perfect cruet-stand of human qualities, as it were. —Odd-colored stockings are now the fad. If this thing keeps up, there's going to be a lot of cross-eyed men In this town. —A slight earthquake shock was experience in Ttaly. Maybe it was the Germans dropping a 42-centimeter shell. EDITORIAL COMMENT " Reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic loom up large on the horizon to thousands of future citizens to-day.—Williams port Sun. Sometimes a soft answer turns tway votes.—Johnstown Leader. The Rockefeller Institute may have discovered a preventive of cancer, but it will have trouble convincing Chair man Walsh.—Pittsburgh Gazette- Times. The suspicion grows that President Wilson's views on votes for women de pend entirely on whether the women get them or not. —Boston Transcript. More than one Georgia home was proud and happy last nlgnt when father brought home a piece of the rope with whicn Frank was lynched.—Chicago Tribune. The mayor of Atlanta does not In tend to lose the mob vote if he can help it.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. IN HARRBBURO FIFTY YEARS AOQ TO-DAY [From the Telegraph, Sept. 9. 1865.] To Preach Farewell Sermon The Rev. Dr. Charles A. Hay will preach his farewell sermon in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Sun day. New Music Instructor Prof. Priem has been appointed in structor of music in the schools of the city. He will take charge of the pupils at once. Killed by Explosion Theodore Daugherty, of Altoona. was killed veEterday at Duncannon by an explosion. He has been visiting among relatives in that place for several weeks. SOVROES OF GOOD AND EVII, A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasune of his heart bringeth forth that, which Is evil: for of the abund ance of the heart his mouth speaketh. -—St. Luke vl. 45. Our Daily Laugh THEIR CHOICE. I want a man fy ~ '^l-"- ln a million. I want a lion In a man. | A CHICKEN. j You look dell- f clous enough to was & photogra | So I could get you on a plate. THEY'RE OR By Wlig Dinger Told you 'bout my youngsters startln' Oft to school the other day— Well, they started In In earnest. Didn't seem to think of play. Gee, I thought they had forgotten All about the hours of fun They'd been having every day, bo, Since the summer had begun. But to-day a sign of weakening, I'm inclined to think I found In one of the lads, who downcast. Walked the bloomin' house around. When I asked what was the matter, "Headache—feeling pretty sick," Took back some years to days, bo. When I pulled the sane old trick, OUR BIRD POPULATION By Frederic J. Haskin V - ) UNCLE SAM ie counting the birds of the nation. A census of the feathered creatures of the fields is being taken that bird lovers may know the numbers of their friends and the scientific farmer may appreciate the help he is to receive in insect ex termination. The work of the bird census takers has been purely a labor of love and in every State but two, a sufficient num ber of persons volunteered to supply the information from their localities, upon which might be compiled a fairly accurate report of the number of birds which have this summer rear ed their families under the protection of the United States flag. A number of local bird censuses have been taken at various times in different parts of the country by those who were interested in khowing what increase was being made in the bird life of the community but it was not until 1914 that tne Biological Survey of the Department of Agriculture con ceived the idea of taking an annual bird census throughout the entire country, for a number of years, to determine how effective the recent bird protective measures are proving in the different States. A circular letter was issued last year calling for volunteer enumerators as no money was available for the pur pose. A gratifying response was re ceived. The census of 1914 revealed the fact that the bird population that year was about a pair to the acre, or less than 250,000,000 pairs in the country. In other word*, because of the various conditions which have combined to destroy bird life, the number of them in the United States is less than five times the number of human beings, a condition regarded as deplorable by all those who ap preciate the value to man of the feathered tribe. First Census Incomplete * The first census was necessarily ln- [The State From Day to Day] Among other threads of the web of Influence for preparedness which the military instruction camps at Platts burg and other localities are weaving is that of organizing all the motor boats of Rristol, Pa., Into a naval in struction squadron. The idea originated In Germany, and the plan Is to enlist motorboat owners In classes under the tutelage of United States navy officers, so that in time of war they may serve as scouts, pilots, local advisors, dispatch bearers, and in other capacities. If car ried out, the plan will mean adding materially to the efficiency of the naval reserve. More than a thousand corsetlerres have qualified in the last fifteen months through schools held by the H. W. Gos sard Co.. the makers of the original front-laced corset. Theoretical and practical application of the knowledge gained Is required before the corsetier- ; res receive their diplomas. The main school Is in Chicago, but there are branches in different parts of the country.—The Williamsport Sun Won der what degree is conferred upon the successful corsatierre? While attending a local dance, Clin ton Harris, aged 25 years, residing In 6pring Garden street, was struck on the head with a club. He was brought to the medical Institution In a jitney bus.—The Reading Herald. The free Informality of many of our recent social functions is amazing. Erie. Pa., Sept. 8. Six new cases of Infantile paralysis were reported to day, making fifty cases since January and forty-four since August, or a total \ of 100 cases in all. All children under j 12 years have been excluded from mov- I lng picture theaters and other places of public amusement in an effort to cut ! down the number of those who are stricken with the disease. • • • Three Lancaster policemen 'are for tunate that Mayor Trput Is of a forgiv ing disposition. They were charged with getting drunk off duty, beating up a few peace-loving citizens, smashing all the automobiles they met on the wsy home, and generally scandalizing the whole city and county. The facts proved to be inconsistent with the charge, but were sufficient to dock the officers thirty days' pay. Had they been regular citizens they would have been sent to Jail for eighteen months. —Revised from the Lancaster Intelli gencer. "Mrs. E. H. McDermott, of this town," says the Kane Republican, "has receiv ed communications from the Black Hand threatening to blow up the fam ilv mausoleum in the family cemetery, unless she pays over the amount de manded. 11,000." It seems to us as though they might think up some form of revenge other than the grue some one of uprooting the bodies of her dead ancestors. • • • A rather remarkable example of giv ing Is told about a Chinaman in the Johnstown Leader. "Yee Chow, the Ohio street Chinese laundryman, before leaving for San Francisco, subscribed SIOO in cash to the Grove Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church. As he peeled off the bills and handed them to the Rev. A. J. Cook. Yee Chow re marked, 'God told me to do this.' " • • Fred Hehl Is our Idea of Ingratitude personified. If It weren't so obvious, we might even pun on his name. What he did was to go In swimming in the Upper Christiana River, near Wilming ton, with hat, clothel and shoes on. and yell at the top of his voice. Several well-dressed young men covered them selves with mud and slime trying to lend him a helping hand, but he swam SEPTEMBER 9, 101?. complete and In many places based upon estimate rather than regular counting. The one now being tabu lated has been taken more thoroughly, includes a greater number of selected areas and, it is hoped, will show a considerable gain over the numbers reported last year. Between 200 and 300 enumerators have been working under the instruction of the Biologicat Survey and a census has been taken in every State except Nevada and Utah. The bird census taker must be an early riser. The male birds are then full of song and can be most easily counted. An enumerator becomes re sponsible for an area of land not less than forty or more than eighty acres in extent and the census includes only the birds who are nesting upon it. Birds visiting the selected area are not to be counted. In the early morning the birds are apt to be found near their nests. The enumerators zigzag back and forth across their plots carefully counting the male birds during May and June. A bird bachelor is an anomaly so the presence of a male is regarded as in dicative of a pair of birds even though the female, in her cleverly secreted nest, escapes the eye of the census taker. Each enumerator includes in his re port a clear statement of the exact boundaries of the area covered, the name of the owner and a description of the character of the land, whether dry upland, swamp lowland, open field or wooded groves. The crops pro duced. the kind of fencing, the trees, the roads and other details are also supplied and will be kept on record that it may be possible to take a census upon that exact location twen ty-five years later If necessary. In addition to the enumeration of farm lands, which were all that the census of last year attempted to cover, other volunteers are counting the birds in isolated woodlands and also in deflnjte [Continued on Page 10] The Searchlight ■r SAII.IXG THROUGH THE CANAL One of the effects of the Panama Canal is to increase the traffic of sail ing vessels by diminishing the amount of time required for their trips. The barkentine, John C. Meyer, sailing a few weeks ago from San Francisco with a cargo of lumber for Quebec, saved fifty days as compared with the former route around Cape Horn. It had been feared that the canal was not well adapted to the use of sailing vessels but this has been proven a mistake. The Bell and the Day light, the two largest sailing vessels afloat, have made several trips through tho canal with cargoes for the Orient. The Canal Commission has become so impressed with the amount of sail ing vessel traffic that it has arranged with the Navy Department to have provided a complete equipment of the newest hydrographic charts. These have been placed in stations at each end of the canal where they can be consulted by sailing captains free of charge. The latest weather bulletins will also Indicate to them the storms likely to be encountered in their voy ages. DOJfT FORGET THE PHILIPPINES [From the New York Sun.] When an ex-President of the United States criticises the Governor-General of the Philippines in such uncompro mising terms as those which Mr Taft at San Francisco applied to Mr. Fran cis Burton Harrison It is time for the American people to begin to take serious notice of what Is going on in our island dependent The Judicial carefulness or Mr. Taft as a public monitor, his freedom from the blatunt habit of exalted demagogues, wins sure respect for all his public utter ances, but In this matter he speaks with the added qualifications for au thority of a specialist. When, therefore, the former Secre tary of War and first American civil Governor of the Filipinos says defi nitely that the present executive in the islands is ignorant of" "the people and their .problem," that his reliance I for counsel Is in native politicians of i not the highest standing" and that ■ his removals of experienced American officials In favor of native office seek ers is demoralizing the civil service it is impossible to couple the criticism with the partisan and "Interested" attacks often made. This Is expert criticism, and on a subject of deepest Import to the American people. Mr. Taft's suggestion that In the Philippines we may be developing an other Mexico is startling Indeed, and not incredible. There must be no ex tension of the unfortunate principle of "watchful waiting." Our Mexican troubles may have been forced upon us, but In the Philippines we are mak ing our own fate. A Philippine Inter vention following a too early Philip pine independence would be an Inef faceable disgrace. away from them and heaped abuse up on their . beads. After enjoying his swim, he sat on the bridge for a while and continued to anathematize them until he wearied of the sport and de parted. m | Butting (Hhat "It is only a question of time until Harrlsburg will be forced to establish some 'one-way' streets because of the constantly growing traffic and the crush bf vehicles,'' said a man who haa spent considerable of his time In tho larger cities and who has been noting the growth of business In the State's A capltol with every visit he pays to tho* town. "You have gotten along very well with a situation that is liable to become dangerous at any time, from observing Third street and tho conditions about the Market street subway it is a wonder that harm has not occurred Third street on somo evenings is so filled, with automobiles that there Is a continuous procession, and the drivers take the greatest care." What the visitor said about conditions is only too true. There have been times when Third street between Wal nut and Market has been jammed with vehicles and between those standing along the curbs and those moving it was difficult to get about. Chestnut street on market mornings presents another problem and Fourth street is presenting some propositions. The police department has succeeded ad mirably in handling the automobiles In Market Square and Its "traffic cops" at Third and Market, and Fourth and Market have saved much trouble. But the fact remains that sooner or later Third and Fourth and Walnut and Market will have to be one-way streets at least for a part of their ex tent in the business section. An automobile dealer is responsible for the statement that the number of automobiles in this city has doubled in five years. He also remarked that the number of machines of one make had trebled in the city In that time, but probably he is nearer correct in the latter statement than In the first. But the city certainly has a large num ber of cars and with those which are constantly coming Into the city bring ing people to visit the Capltol or to stay over night the number is larger than the average man realizes. Samuel Eby, who was one of the delegates of the Harrisburg Rotary Club to San Francisco, visited many cities in addition to that in which the exposition is being held and he came home full of Ideas as to what Rotary clubs are doing elsewhere and what could be done in Harrisburg. In hla report to the Harrisburg club Tues day evening he told his fellow mem bers that in Kansas City the Rotary club Is raising $250,000 for a much needed hospital. "I believe It would be a good thing," said he, "for Har risburg to send its officials west to see how they do things out there: but E am not objecting to Harrisburg. All we need Is the spirit of the West to boost our city for we have here, with very few exceptions, one of the clean est. best paved and prettiest cities anywhere. Harrisburg does not need to take a back seat to any I visited." * • • Ex-Senator John S. Fisher, of In diana, was here yesterday on business at the Capitol. The former senator, who has been prominently mentioned for several State nominations, is de voting himself to the good road* pro paganda and his business, keeping out of politics. It was apparent to-day that the 101 Ranch, which recently visited Harris burg, even though its managers didn't*' make Jess Wlllard overexert himself in order to Illustrate the famous one two blow which brought the world's championship back to the white race, at least made considerable of an im pression upon one youthful mind. Early this morning, before the busy hum of activity was well under way, an embryo cow-puncher was observed at the corner of Second and Pine streets with a long rope several times • larger than himself. With serious mien he wound the rope into a fair sized loop and whirled It violently about his head. After some minutes of thih excellent exercise it was re leased and headed directly for a con venient hltching-post. Although the post remained untouched so long as the writer was in sight, the efforts of tho determined youngster never ceased, and If perseverance wins. It is a safe bet that that hitching post did not gain the victory this morning. WaL KNOWN PEOPLE —Major L. T. Hess, medical inspec tor of the army In this State until re cently has been ordered on inspection duty in Maryland. —John M. Mason, new president of the American bankers, is president of a Philadelphia Trust Company. —R. H. Wilbur, prominent In coal affairs, is spending a while In tho Thousand Island region. —George L. Dobel. new president of the State merchants, is a prominent businessman of Bradford. —Walter S. Frees, one of the candi dates for mayor of Reading, has been endorsed by the printers of that city. | DO YOU KNOW "1 That Harrisburg is 130 years old this year? HISTORIC HARRISBURG General McKean, afterwards chief justice and governor lived for a time In Front 6treet Just North of Locust. HERE'S A THOIJHT [From the Baltimore American.] Germany is collecting from house wives copper utensils for war pur poses. It could secure plenty of brass from Its diplomatic service. NO REASON TO SJJItB [From the Woman's Home Companion.] "I say. Sandy," said Jack, handing back his friend's photograph, "when ye had those taken, why didna ye smile! "And those pictures costing me two dollars a dozen!" replied Sandy. "Are ye crazy, mon?" "Standing Pat" The business that "stands pat" moves backward. i It is the progressives who ex- J*l pand, widen markets, build ex tensions, and add to the bank balances. It is the seeker after new ideas who wins the w>mmercial battle. It is the man who goes after business who gets it. And the list of the live ones make up the list of newspaper advertisers in this country. The names of some of thea« can be seen each day In the ad vertising columns of the Tele graph. — mm—mm ——— SECOND FLY CONTEST of the Civic Club for 1915. August Ist to September KtV Five cents ■ pint for All files, mmi many prises In sold.