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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Established itv PUBLISHED BY 1 THE TELEGRAPH PRINTING CO. E. J. STACKPOLE President and Editor-in-Chief r. R. OTSTER Secretary GUS M. STEINMETZ Managing Editor Published every evening (except Sun day) at the Telegraph Building, >l6 Federal Square. Both phone*. Member American Newspaper Publish ers' Association. Audit Bureau, of Circulation and Pennsylvania Associ ated Dallies. Eastern Office, Fifth Avenue Bulldln*. New York City, Hasbrook, Story t> Brooks. Western Office, Advertising Bulldlnr, Chicago, 111., Allen & Ward. Delivered by carriers at six cents a week. Mailed to subscribers at $3.00 a year in advance. Entered at the Post Office in Harris- j burg, Pa., as second class matter. MMirn dally average circulation for the three months ending Aug. 31, 1018 ★ 21,083 ★ Aver aire for the year 1014—*21.859 Average for the year 1013—10,003 Average for the year 1012—10,840 Average for the year 1011—17.WJ3 Average for the year 1010— 1f1,281 The above flgnrca are net. AH r«- tarned, unsold and damaged copies de luded. FRIDAY EVENING, SEPT. 24 = Something each day,—a deed Of kindness and of good, To link in closer bonds All human brotherhood. Oh, thus the heavenly zvill ■ We all may do while here; For a good deed every day Makes blessed all the year. —George Cooper. THK TOWN'S BIGGEST EVENT THE Telegraph is in receipt of an unsigned letter, a part of which is as follows: I note with Interest that your town starts alhuost every one of its celebrations and Its Improvement campaigns with services in the churches. Does it not seem odd to' you to ask your preachers to Jink up the spiritual and the secular, and are there not things in your public celebrations and your loan schemes that the church should not be asked to countenance? Person ally I believe the church should confine itself to things purely re ligious. To begin with, it may be said that the biggest event of each week, judged from the standpoint of attendance, is the Sunday church service. More people attend church in Harrisburg than gather together, week in and week out, for any other purpose. The church, therefore, must be regarded as the one ?reat institution in which & large majority of our people are in terested. It would seem only proper, therefore, that tho church should par ticipate in our celebrations and sup port our public improvement enter prises. Harrisburg has never encour aged an improvement or planned a public jubilee with which any church could talte exception. The Telegraph is quite aware that ♦ here are those who criticise the church for entering Into the life of the community, going Into the byways to do social welfare work, giving at tention to public philanthropies and striving for better living conditions. To these the church should be a thing apart, a precinct sacred to worship, and separated entirely from all forms of earthly activities. But on the other hand there are critics who take a view I diametrically opposed to this and who are sure that the church would be the stronger to-day had its membership begun earlier to participate in the affairs of the community along the lines indicated. Surely there can be no harm in the church giving of its dignity and char acter to anything that its members may undertake for the betterment of their town —which, after all, means also their fellow-residents. THE CITY COMMISSIONERS THE careful voter will study well the local municipal situation be fore casting his ballot for City Council in November. He will not be led away by the unscrupulous -attacks of personal or selfishly ambitious ene mies of any of the candidates in the field. He will be governed by reason f.nd his belief in what is best for his city. In this respect the Telegraph calls the attention of the public to the rec ords in office of Commissioners Wil liam H. Lynch and M. Harvey Taylor. Commissioners Gorgas and Bowman are safely elected by the fact that they received more than the 51 per cent, lequlred by law at the primaries to place them on the ticket as unopposed candidates at tho November elections. It is not necessary, therefore, to go into the merits or demerits of their candidacies, but it is extremely impor tant that the voter should inspect carefully the records in office of Messrs. Lynch and Taylor, not to mention Mayor Royal, who is a candidate for commissioner. Mr. Lynch has'been entrusted with the affairs of tho Highway Department and those duties formerly in charge of the Board of Public Works. Under his direction the formerly dirty streets have been made clean and the awful patchwork of holes and depressions left in the asphalt by the carelessness of a former repair contractor and the mismanagement of Mayor Royal's Highway Commissioner are being smoothed out and the paving put into first-class condition. He has procured low prices Cor new paving contracts FRIDAY EVENING, and has prosecuted the work 6f public improvements so vigorously and with so much success that we are to-day celebrating- the completion of the great improvement schemes he took over when he was elected commissioner. Mr. Taylor, in charge of the Park Department, has done much better than his friends could have hoped. He, too, has carried along the work of development in a manner that has won him the commendation of those who have given the matter their closest attention and all over the park system there are marks of his improv ing hand. Mr. Taylor has been too modest to call the attention of tho public to the fact that what he has done along this line has been at a cost much lower than heretofore. Surely these things commend them selves to the man who places his city above any thought of party or per sonality In politics. The two commis sioners named have served well and honestly. They have mastered the de rails of these departments. To re-elect them would be to continue their ad ministration. To defeat them would be to place in charge of their depart ments men who are xitter strangers to city affairs a? operated under the new Clark act and inexperienced a3 to details. There remains Mayor Royal. Prob ably tho least said about him the bet- I ter. As Mayor he has had small oppor tunity to display any great constructive eblllties and' he has neglected the small chance presented. He has blocked Improvements wherever pos sible. He has stood between the city end progress. He has been a bad in fluence in Council. He is the one mem ber of the old commission who should not be re-elected. He has made office holding yield him a livelihood for years. He has grown fat at the public crib. His interest, is purely personal and not patriotic and he has no par ticular qualifications to recommend him as head of any of tlta city depart ments. LOOKING FORWARD LAST night's reception given by the Chamber of Commerce in honor of those who had part In bringing the public improvements of the past fourteen years to a successful completion was well worth while in many respects. But the keynote of the gathering was distinctly what those who planned the affair no doubt hoped it would be. It sounded out above all else the resonant, ringing call of "Forward!" Speakers cast hut a glance back across the years to that little country town long since swallowed up In the great progressive city of to-day, and then they turned their and confidently toward the future. Forward, forward, forward—lt was the text of every speech, from that of ex-Senator John E. Fox, the presiding officer, to the illustrated talk of J. Hor ace McFarland which brought the evening to a close. And the enthusi astic manner with which the speeches were made testified to the popularity of their text. Beyond all question Harrisburg is on the threshhold of the greatest growth and development In its history. Of scarcely less import than this faith In the city's future so vigorously expressed was the credit that all of those who spoke gave to the self sacrifice and the enterprise of the people at large, who voted the loans and bore the financial burdens. Few attempts were made to glorify any individual above any other. The rank and file came into their own. The people were given the full credit they deserve. And this was as it should be. for in the final analysis it is the people who make or mar a city. Wise leadership and conscientious administration may do much, but without the support of the public either or both must fall. It Is to its masses that Harrisburg must look for its future growth and development along right lines, and unless all signs fail the people will be found heart and soul behind anything that will make JCr a bigger, better city. This is the spirit of the whole cele bration. RURAL DELIVERY JOHN A. MCASPAR RAN, Master of the State Grange of Pennsylvania, does not approve of the attempts of Postmaster General Burleson to economize at the expense of efficiency in the rural delivery service. McSparran has personal knowledge of the needs of farmers In the way of mail service and also knows a few things about the distance a horse can travel. In both respects he has the advantage of the Postmaster General, whosS experience for fourteen years was in Congress, where he never serVed on the postofflce committee, and, for eleven years prior thereto, in legal offices In Texas. In a signed article discussing recent orders for the extension of rural routes, McSparran points out that longer routes will mean that carriers will reach town late In the evening, too late for outgoing trains, and as a re sult the letter written by the farmer the night before must lie over until the following day before It is put on the train. The Pennsylvania Grange also as serts that, judging by experience, a horse cannot stand a thirty-mile trip every other day unless he makes the trip at too slow a pace to suit the farmer who wants and is entitled to reasonable good mail service. Mr. McSparran does not always speak as one with authority, but farm ers In general will agree in this In stance, at least, he haa fairly well rep resented their case. T>OLO«* IK By the Ei-Oommlttßemw General dissatisfaction with features of the primary law, the uncertainty about the nonpartisan sole nominee clause, the delays in i«eturns and the ease with which new parties may be started is manifested all over the State as the result of Tuesday's vote. The Republicans seem to have "come back" s-'th heavy force in the few counties w here there was some insurgency shown last Fall, while the Democratic disorganization appears to be grow ing worse since the primaries are over. It seems to be generally admitted that Judges Orlady and Head will be sole nominees for Superior Court, with J Henry Williams a possible third. The official counts started in the vari ous counties to-day and they will be filed in the usual leisurely way. The Philadelphia Inquirer says: "With returns from half a dozen divi sions still missing, according to the reports to police headquarters, Thomas B. Smith polled 130,179 votes for mayor on the Republican ticket. Ow ing to the confusion incident to the tabulations of an unprecedentedly large list of candidates, there were many inaccuracies in the returns, and when these corrections shall be made and the vote for Mr. Smith on the Personal Liberty primary ballot shall be added the total, It is predicted, will be nearer 135,000. The police reports, revised yesterday, give Director of Public Safety George D. Porter a total vote on all ballots of 56,000. There ma? be some additions to these figures when the official count shall be made." In Schuylkill county Prothonotary John Reese, a candidate for re-election on the Republican ticket, was defeated by James R. Walton, warden of the jail. Frank Ball, of Mahanoy City, defeats William Moody, of Tremont, for the Republican nomination for register. W. R. Adamson has 3,000 plurality over three opponents for the Republican nomination for county treasurer. District Attorney C. A. Whitehouse is renominated by the Republicans, defeating C. Frank Muehlhof. W. M. Liggett and J. W. Mack, cousins,' are fighting a close battle for the Republican nomination for district attorney in Indiana county. Ex-Congressman R. E. Lee, of Potts ville, saved a girl from being killed by an automobile yesterday. Isaac Ash is Republican nominee for county controller in Chester by a majority of seven votes.. Friends of J, Denny O'Neil are urg ing him to run as an independent for commissioner in Allegheny county. Judge A, W. Williams ran third in the Mercer primaries. J. A. McLaugh rey is high man, with Senator Ben Jarrett second. Another new party is to be formed in Philadelphia by reformers as a "piotest" against the verdict of the voters. —There are some very entertaining post mortems being held in Cumber land county as the result of the sweep ing victory of S. B. Sadler. Men who believed that A. R. Rupley was a big figure in the county have commenced to revise their estimates, especially since it has been shown that he did not make good in any .district ex cept New Cumberland. —Senator R. V. Farley was beaten out In" the contest for the Democratic nomination for county commissioner In Philadelphia by F. J. Gorman, the Keystone leader. —Webster Grim, candidate for Gov ernor on the Democratic ticket in 1910 was nominated for school director at Doylestown, but defeated on the Re publican ticket. —Late returns indicate that Ex- Representative George A. Baldwin will be a nominee for judge In Beaver county against Judge Richard S. Holt. —John Martin, the local boss of the Democratic reorganlzers, won a nomi nation for county commissioner in Allegheny, defeating S. J. Toole, the present commissioner and a Brennan man. —Judge J. McF. Carpenter, a Tener appointee, goes on the Allegheny judi cial ballot alone. —Joseph Cauffiel, mayor of Johna town, who was beaten for the Re publican nomination for county con troller of Cambria, will run on the Washington ticket. Cauffiel says that he has made a complete list of all liars in . Cambria county. —S. P. Emery, well known here, may be the sole nominee for judge in Lawrence county. He seems to have run'ahead of Judge W. E. Porter, who made the county "dry" and also of James A. Chambers, the Democrat. EDITORIAL COMMENT } Having appointed plenty of talent to show him how all that Secretary Daniels now needs is a navy.—Phila delphia Press. All the Slates were slated at the pri maries. The voters now have 40 days in which to make up their November minds as to what slates they will smash.—Philadelphia Record. With the primaries over it is pretty nearlv time to make the suggestion that it will not be long until you will be advised to do your Christmas shop ping early. Pottsville Republican. PANORAMIC PERISCOPE MADE FOR FRENCH SUBMARINES France has at last developed a pano ramic periscope which is capable of providing a commander of a sub marine a constant and clear view of the horizon in all directions. The in strument, which is the subject of the cover design for the October Popular Mechanics Magazine, represents one of the most important inventions re cently made . for facilitating the op eration of submersible vessels. Of late years much effort has been expended in perfecting a periscope of this char acter, but until now the results have been unsatisfactory. Describing the device. Popular Mechanics Magazine says: "At the top of the new instrument is an annular lens, the exterior of which has a spherical curvature, while the interior is ellipsoidal. Images of everything discernible about the whole horizon are first refracted and then reflected down the tube. They are collected In a horizontal plane by a condenser set midway in the tube and thrown upon a five-sided prism at the bottom, which reflects the rays twice and projects them through binoculars. The view given the observer is circu lar; much the same in appearance as i* he were looking at one side of a globe. "This describes one-half of the in strument, which In reality is a double periscope. Immediately below the lens at the top of the tube is a second eye and this may be turned in any direc tion and focused on a specific object, just as an ordinary periscope may. The rays entering it pass down the tube in the same manner as the others, but without Interfering with them. The image appears in the center of the panoramic picture and is greatly magnified in comparison with indi vidual objects shown in the latter." HARRISBURG TFSSFO TELEGRAPH SHELL RACES ON REMINDER OTHEi? '\ . \ OLD BOATHOUSE IN COURSE OF CONSTRUCTION, DESTROYED BY FLOOD OF *B9. THE interest formerly taken in shell-racing in this city was so keen that it is a reasonable con clusion, with the increased facilities which the river basin now has to offer, that this popular and beneficial sport will be taken up again in the near future and that the river events to day will culminate eventually in the organization of a Harrisburg rowing association. Scarcely ha:f xhe people witnessing the races on the river to-day realize that thirty years ago Harrisburg had a boat club ranking among the best in the country—a club that sent its representatives to row in the largest regattas, at Philadelphia, Newark, Seneca Lake, Columbia, Sunbury, and other places, where races for the Na tional Championship were staged. The Harrisburg Boat Club in 1889 had in course of construction on the TELEGRAPH'S PERISCOPE"! —Popular song of the visiting fin anciers—"A Loan, All A-Loan." —Before deciding that it's time to , chanffe underwear we await the arrival of the roast chestnut man. —First thing you know those Eng lish bankers will be calling America the Shylock of the world. —The man who Invented the uniform primary ought to be sentenced to tab ulate the returns the day after. —Emperor William is said to have been determined to go down in history as William the Great. If he isn't care ful some compositor is going to set it up Goat. —"There'll be a Hot Time in the Old Town To-night." "NOTHING IMPORTANT "Paris—The inventory of the pockets of German soldiers taken prisoners is as thorough as at the beginning of the war, though it rarely discloses any thing important. Tobdcco in some form is always to be found mixed with broken pieces of chocolate, and the last thing that Is generally produced, hesi tatingly, from some Inside pocket, Is a I photograph of a woman or a child.— New York World." Even the men who fight for the Kaiser are human, it seems. From the terrible effectiveness of the German campaign, from the methods adopted, you get an impression of the German soldier as a ferocious fellow. You re call that their enemies have called them "Huns." And then you come across a simple thing like the paragraph about what they find In German soldiers' pockets— and the humanity of it gives you a lit tle thrill. Tobacco, broken chocolate— small, homely creature comforts. And last of all, "hesitatingly, from some in side pocket, a photograph of a woman or a child."* These men, the rank and file, are not Huns. The Huns didn't worry about women and children —not even their own. Such of the home letters of soldiers as have appeared in American news papers have shown the humanity of these men. You hear of their lighting little Christmas trees in the trenches — and somehow It brings a catch to your throat. It isn't the proper way for Huns to act —It really isn't. Of a sud den vou rind yourself feeling Immense sympathy for these simple minded sol dier folk, who go through hardship un complainingly, who go to death singing in a serene belief that they are per ishing for the world's good. They ought to be at home tilling their ttdv fields, working in their excellent factories which turn out honest goods— thev ought to be taking care of the women and children whose pictures thev keep to the last and give up re luctantly.—Kansas City Times. HARRISBL'RG'S RECORD OF PROGRESS Harrisburg yesterday began a three day municipal celebration to commem orate the remarkable program of civic, improvements which have been made In that city between the years 1901 and 1915. During that time millions of dollars have been expended In the ex tension. Improvement and filtration of the water supply, the enlargement of the sewerage system, the purchase of park sites and the progress of the city generally. To do this It was necessary to depart from traditional conservatism and make three or four public loans, Involving perhaps three million dollars. The wisdom of this has been amply demonstrated, not only In the greatly Improved condition of the city, but also In the fact that the assessed value of the citv's real estate has jumped from $26,138,'799 in 1901 to $50,336,754 In the present v»-ar. Moreover, It has stimu lated private enterprise and many handsome dwellings and semipubltc buildings have been erected, the entire scheme of improvements combining to make an adequate setting for the splen did State Capitol building. The Inquirer heartily congratulates the»city of Harrisburg and its enter prising citizens upon thjs unusual rec ord of civic progress. It has always posse.ssed solid foundations upon which to build and Its location along the pic turesque Susquehanna has been envi able In many respects. Its awakening indicates the possibilities that are In herent In many cities of Pennsylvania and should be an object lesson to all of them, and not least to Philadelphia, which feels that It, too. is or. the eve of a civic development which will eventually make It rank among the en terprising as well as the Important cities of the world. Harrisburg de serves Its present success, and It does well to celebrate the completion of these years of hard wor,. with a municipal glorification.—Philadelphia Inquirer. SOME HOPE France is calling her boys of 18 to the colors. Well, hoys of about that average age won the war for the Union.—Erie Herald. island, immediately above the Market street bridge, a new and elaborate boatliouse of tastefully designed brown stone. Smith and Warner, who were than the leading architects of the city, were the designers of the beautiful structure, a cut of which is herewith given. Charles F. Etter and Ed. C. Rauch were the racing members of the old association, which disappeared with the flood of 1889. The boathouse, not quite completed, was swept away and the entire equipment, consisting of two four-oared shells, three double sculls, and four singles, worth $2,500 was carried with it. Since then the association has boen allowed to die a natural death, but there are some who are reviving the old taste for the | water and a new dub will be the in evitable result. Mr. Rauch said to day that he had been consulted on this | EDUCA TING THE By Frederick J. Haskin. AST. LOUIS boy of ten was rest less and troublesome in school. He scraped his feet over the floor, scratched his desk, scribbled in his books and annoyed his classmates. He seemed to spend little time in study, yet he never failed to answer a question in class and his written exercises were the best in the room. Week after week he was sent to the principal's room for correction. One day she took time to talk to the boy at length. She found that for two vears he had had practically no work to do in the school room for fully half the time because of a super normal brightness which enabled him to absorb knowledge in a fraction of the time spent by the other children. This boy mastered many lessons by hearing the class above him recite. He could easily have kept pace with that class or outstripped it, but he was permitted to advance but one grade a year, his surplus time was spent in annoying his teacher and de veloping a mischievous spirit which threatened to cut short his school term. The principal was a versatile LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ALWAYS A HVBRISBL'RGER To the Editor of the Telegraph: Germantown. Phlla., Sept. 22, 1915. You will pardon this Intrusion. It is a word from one who knows that once a Harrisburger always a Harrisburger. It is almost twelve years since 1 left the good old town. My love for the Capital City is the same as during the days that my name was upon its regis ters. That means a lot of love. The entire city was beautiful to me. Its location is one of the most beautiful I know. Its main streets were beauti ful so were Its avenues. Its splendid people brightened everything. Harris burg was always very kind to me. With many others who are away I wish it could be my privilege to be with you all In the midst of your rejoicing this week. You have myimost sincere congratulations upon the improvements you have accomplished. Generations and generations will rejoice because of that which you have so well done. You have made the great River Front a gem There Is nothing of the kind to equal it in this country. It is fine to think that the improvements belong to you all alike, rich and poor, young and old. When you made the River Front a park vou kept the best for everybody. When I think of It all, I am happy as though you had done It all just for me and my folks. Harrisburg seems like my folks. You must pardon this note, but when I saw that you were about to celebrate because of the good work I wanted to speak and say that here In Philadelphia 1 am glad with you. Very, Very Sincerely, LUTHER DEYOE. HOW WELL DO AVE REMEMBER . "The wooden shingle Is a crime," say the Are preventioners. And many a small boy agrees with them.—Allen town Chronicle and News. Our Daily Laugh ] " I hear Wr&tt married well. * k '' 'yiWM I should say 80. .'jell His bride lived in * cheeßß factory. A FAILURE. 1 | Ma, is marriage . I guess so my Vvaff dear. I married your father to re- -A SEPTEMBER 24,1915. . very matter. We use his words: "T have been consulted by several young men of athletic tastes as to the prob able course to take In organizing a new boat club. We would suggest that a club be formed and the first at tempt at crew rowing be in a gig or a four-oared barge, until the men ac quire proficiency enough to sit in a shell. The construction of the dam has made the river fifty per cent, bet ter for shell rowing than it was dur ing the existence of the Harrisburg Boat Club." Among the members of the old club were such as Thomas T. Weirman, Luther Gorgas. E. C. Kepple, Theodore G. Calder, Dr. C. Westbrook, C. F. Etter, E. C. Rauch, O. M. Copelin, Chas. Covert, W. R. Denehey, F. K. Sites, Herman Knisely, Domer Harris, Will. Myers, Chas. Schriver, John D. I Lemer and E. Bergstresser. woman. "Will you behave better if p V t ., you the higher class next week. she asked. The boy prom ised in some surprise. He was accus tomed to being held back by the other children. He was promoted the next week. The next year by special ar rangement he was permitted to make two grades. The next year he en tered high school three years in ad vance of the class he had started with. He was large and strong and easily passed for a boy of fourteen, and the age question was not pressed. ,I n _ Philadelphia, an ambitious girl, aided by a similarly progressive prin cipal, was ready for high school at the age of twelve, but was refused ad mission because fourteen was the re quired high school age. She entered a private school and at seventeen, in addition to some academic work, had completed a course of library train ing which for most people required six full years. Her application did not affect her physical health. She was sufficiently athletic to win a ten nis championship cup and was fond I [Continued oil Paste 3] f I The State From Day to Day | v * The novel story of a criminal who sawed the bars of his cell and made a getaway is not aiways confined to books, for that very event happened in the l„eliigh county jail just a few days ago and is graphically told in the Aljentown Chronicle and News. The prisoner, Richard Kruger, was be lieved to have been a secret agent of the German government, but was ar rested for highway robbery. He is still at large. • • ♦ "Residents of the Swedenborgian settlement of Bryn Athyn, Montgomery ! county, have applied for a charter to have the section in which they llv\> created into a borough." Those who oppose the granting of the charter do so on the ground that the attempt on the part of the followers of Sweden borg, who was a Swedish scientific and religious author living in the early part of the eighteenth century, is an effort to form a close religious cor poration to the exclusion of every one else. ♦ • • Up around Wilkes-Barre they seem to have had considerable trouble dur ing the primaries. The papers say there was a great deal of personal animosity shown in that section of the State and that physical encount ers were frequent. The enthusiasts there must have believed in having 'a hot time in the old town' while there was some excuse for it. • • * The popular belief of cheap actors that constant repetition of the words "damn" "hell" is the safest way to get a laugh is paralleled by the use to which Conrad Hell, of Farrell; Pa., puts his name in advertising his product. Hell is in the ice-cream busi ness and his sign reads "Go to Hell for ice-cream." Not only is Mr. Hell tak ing an unfair advantage of the lower regions, but he is, moreover, entirely inconsistent in thinking that the maxim about opposites being true can apply to hell and ice-cream. * * * Arthur D. Sheeley, member of a prominent family of Vineland, N. J., as rumor hath It, has been arrested in Reading for burglary. This Raffles to a specialist and is called "the liter ary burglar." His most recent ven ture was to leave a note in the apart ment of a Reading society woman criticising some of the literary works in her library and complaining be cause there was nothing except bon bons to eat. • « » The Great Unwashed, Mr. Owen Tracy, who hasn't taken a bath In 26 years and prefers to spend his time, waking and sleeping, in the cellar next to the coal bin, rather than in the company of his wife, is causing great comment in the newspapers of the State. He Is from Baltimore, but that is not the fault of Baltimore. j jEbentng (£t?at | In all probability Harrisburg will take the lead In the movement which has already started throughout the State to take kinks out of the non partisan primary election act. From all accounts the same conditions pre vailed in Wilkes-Barre and other cities that happened here when the primary vote was counted. Candidates mayor received big votes, enough entitle them to the sole place and until technicalities were straightened out some of them were very uneasy. The demand seems to be for a plainer statute governing such maters. In re gard to councilmen the provision that candidates for city fathers' seats must have a majority of all ballots given out is declared in other places, as well as here, to be a very complicated matter. Just why there should be a difference in regard to mayoralty and council manic candidates Is not clear. In all probability the next legislature will be requested to clarify the law and to make very plain and simple provi sions whereby men who get the un disputed majority of the primary votes and are very certainly the people's choice should be spared the turmoil of a second election. It might be added that a good many people who were inclined to say things about the nonpartisan act see in the majority vote principle an excellent idea, al though crudely provided by the law makers. • * • It is doubtful if anything on the long trip about the improved portions of Harrisburg impressed the scores who rode yesterday more than the disap pearing portion of the Eighth ward. Few had any idea that the commission appointed by Governor Tener had ac complished so much and there were expressions of surprise at the bare places and the impromptu playgrounds into which the youngsters of that sec tion had turned vacant lots. The com pleted improvements were plain to everyone and those in progress were well exemplified in places, but the Eighth ward furnished material for an idea of what Harrisburg is going to be like. Incidentally, there were many who asked what would be done with the State street bridge. • m • "I have never been in a city where there was more public spirit than here in Harrisburg," said Jerome K. Bar rett, attorney and former newspaper man of Scranton who was in the city yesterday as the guest of Fred Hand of the Department of Labor and in dustry. "Your city looks It, too," he continued. "There is evidence that your faith is expressed In works as well as words. Everywhere 1 go the people are talking public improve ments. I thought this celebration was meant to mark the closing of the im provement chapter, but unless I miss my guess it is only a stepping stone to even bigger things for the future. You can't stop people as much In ear nest as those of Harisburg appear to be." Two of the men successful at the Allegheny primaries are well known to many residents of this city. Joseph N. Mackrell, legislative correspondent of the Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph, has been nominated for Pittsburgh city council after a hard fight, and Addison C. Gumbert, of the Public Service Commission, has been named for county commissioner. Mr. Gum bert, who used to play baseball, is of the best campaigners In Allegheny.'*' He is an inspector for the commission, but has been on leave politicatlng. « * • The city's "front steps" appear to have a use which the average man never expected and which he is being daily surprised to note. It is fine for women to sit on the park benches in some sections which are not much fre quented and to dry their hair; The in spection party passed several yester day who were enjoying the sunlight and getting their long hair dry at the same time. 4 * * William Draper Lewis, the Phila delphia lawyer who was Washington party nominee for a time last year, was here yesterday before the Public Service Commission and made some remarks about bonding companies that might object to making payment under certain circumstances. It hap pened that Thomas B. Smith, the next mayor of Philadelphia, was interested in the bonds. "All right, Dean, good by for you for district attorney next time," jested a friend. WELL KNOWN PEOPLE —Judge Bushong, of Berks, who was renominated Tuesday, used to be in the legislature. —I. Carpenter, city engineer of Lan caster, is an enthusiastic golfer. —John A. Brashear, of Pittsburgh, designated as the most eminent Penn sylvanian, is visiting San Francisco. —Henry C. Frlck has been making a tour of inspection of his properties in Pittsburgh and visiting Western Pennsylvania lowns. —S. L. Tone, former public service commissioner, is working out some improvements for the Pittsburgh Rail ways service. —Edward B. Smith, the Philadel phia banker is being congratulated on his birthday. 1 DO YOU KNOW That Harrisbu rg's treatment of Paxton «?reek attracted State at tention ? HISTORIC HARRIS BURG John Harris, .Jr., founder of Harrisburg, Is supposed to have been the ilr.st white child liora on the banks of the Susquehanna. Calling Cigars by Name "When I ask for a cigar I like to call for one by name, said a businessman. "It may be vanity but I like . to choose that way. I |> "And strangely enough the I names that come to my lips are I the advertised brands. "Maybe there are better cigars, but 1 don't know them. I will , stick to the names I know.' i Men are newspaper readers and the place for cigar makers to educate them is in the adver tising columns. Any cigar manufacturer inter ested in this subject can obtain Information from the Bureau o*v Advertising, American Newspa per Publishers Association, World Building. New York. * SECOND FLY CONTEST of the Civic Club for 1915. Aoguit lat to September 25th. Five ceata a pint Car all flies, and many prUea In *old.