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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPh Established rSn . PUBLISHED BT THE TELEGRAPH PRINTIIfO CO. E. J. STACKPOLE President and Bditor-i»-Ch»if F. R. OYSTER Secretary GUS M. STEINMETZ Managing Editor Published every eTenlng (except Sun day) at the Telegraph Building, Sit Federal Square. Both phones. Member American Newspaper Publish ers' Association. Audit Bureau of Circulation and Pennsylvania Associ ated Dallies. Eastern Office. Fifth Avenue Bulldlnr. New York City. Hasbrook, Story A Brooks. Western Office, Advertising Building. Chicago, 111.. Allen & Ward. Delivered by carriers at <nffiEN;fc 3itE> six cents a week. Mailed to subscribers at $3.00 a year In advance. Entered at the Post Office In Harris burg, Pa., as second class matter. Sworn ilallr nverngre elreulatlon for the three months ending Sept. 30, 1015 ★ 21,307 ★ Average for the year 11114—11JW Average for tke year 1018— 19.00T Average for the year 1912—19.M0 Average for the year 1011 —17,8*11 Average lor the year Ulft— lM6l The above figures are All tarned. unsold and damaged coplea de ducted. FRIDAY EVENING. OCT. 8. Shun the habit of "putting off" as you would a temptation to crime.— Orison Sxcett Harden. THE NEW MEAT LAW IF the health authorities are really serious in their announced inten tion of putting into full effect the provisions of the new meat hygiene law forbidding the exposing of meat to flies and to promiscuous han dling, there is plenty of work cut out for them right here in Harrisburg. There is no reason to doubt the sin cerity of the State Livestock Sanitary Board and it is to be presumed that the officials in charge mean exactly what they say when they give notice to the butchers and meat dealers of the State that they must either obey the law or be prosecuted. The manner in which meats are ex posed to contamination In the market houses of Harrisburg is a scandal and a shame. Not only meats, but all manner of foods. Only a semblance of an effort is made to keep the flies from them and the cuts are so dis played as to tempt prospective cus tomers to handle them. There is absolutely no excuse for this. "The "practice is not only filthy, but dangerous to public health. The dealers know this and so do their patrons, but the butchers have gone on selling and the public continues to buy—that is, a majority of the public does, for there is a fastidious minority that refuses to have anything to do with meats that have been subjected to such exposure. The fact that people tolerate an evil does not mitigate it. The State offi cials will find the people far from complaining if suits are brought In Harrisburg. A powerful cry Is heard from New Tork State to "deepen the Hudson River Channel." and in support of this cry the Knickerbocker Press has issued a big Hudson Ship Channel and National Waterways Development edition setting forth the views of Governor Whitman, former Governor Glynn, Peter J. Ten Eyck and many other leaders In the State, all strongly advocating direct and effective measures to carry out the project. Men who have interested themselves in the proposition claim that.,to Increase the depth of the river from Hudson to the new dam at Troy from twelve to twenty-seven feet (the river being sufficiently deep from New York to Hudson), thus bringing the ocean to one end of the Erie Canal, ■would be to accomplish a feat of national importance in its results, and would make Albany, Troy and other cities along the river inland seaports as great or greater than Antwerp and Hamburg in Europe. The request for $12,000 appropriation to cover the cost of the survey appears reasonable enough, and the authorities at Albany feel that Inasmuch as New York State has spent over $'.'00,000,000 digging ditches for herself, she is justified in asking the Government to pay for dig ging this channel, on the ground that the $150,000,000 which, according to Mortimer G. Barnes, consulting engi neer and expert on waterways, will be required to finance the project, will he entirely repaid in twenty-five years In savings to shippers. THE EDUCATIONAL "MOVIES" THE "movies" display distinct signs of becoming the educa tional influence in the commun ity so much to be desired and. appar ently so far from realization only a few years ago. It has not been so long since the best the moving picture theater had to offer was a blood and thunder play with a thrill in every line or a knock-down-and-drag-out type of comedy that would have put to .shame any barnstorming company of liam-actors that ever tramped the ties. The "theater" in those days was any vacant store room that happened to be available. To-day, how different! The motion picture theater is now a theater in deed and one of the best developments of the year has been the installation in many of the larger houses of first class pipe organs. This mingling of good pictures with good music is a long step toward placing the moving picture on the high plane It should \ occupy. While the average "movie" \ program is vastly superior to any \ thing the old-time cheap "legitimate" 1 had to offer, it costs even less and its Influence is generally up-lifting. Three forces have been at work to. FRIDAY EVENING, HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH OCTOBER 8. 1015. thisend. First, an educated public mind; second, competition, and third, the cen sors. The moving ptcttjre producers have nothing good to say of the censors, and doubtless they have been re sponsible for some unnecessary hard ships, but the producers must not for get that they themselves were respon sible for the censorship laws. Had they not attempted to put before the people films of worse than question able character nobody \\*>uld have thought of censorship. Possibly In the end censors may become unneces sary. But public taste is not sufficient ly discriminating and the ideals of the film makers are not all so high that It would be safe to do away with the censors at this time. If the producers are wise they will quietly submit to the law until censorship dies a natural death, as It appears certain to do. The Commissioner of Pensions is in sistent on having the pension examin ing boards made up of two Democrats and one Republican. The Portland Oregonlan reminds him, however, that the pensioners are not made up in this proportion. HOW THE TREND IS THE political warfare which is raging between the two Demo cratic senators from Maryland has produced, in its first battle, a vic tory for Senator John Walter Smith. He has defeated Senator Blair Lee for the nomination for the governorship. The Smith candidate, however, will now be knifed at the polls and re taliation will be taken on Senator Lee when his term in the Senate expires, as it will in 1917. The warfare will extend to the national ticket as well —and Maryland may be put down in the Republican column, for the time being, at least. At a recent public meeting in Rhode Island, ex-Governor Pothier called at tention to the dominant element In the Democratic party, and said: "It is a remarkable fact that when the leading Industries of New England were as sailed during the framing of the pres ent tariff not a Democratic representa tive in Congress from the Eastern States, so far as I can learn, stood up to dt-mand that these industries be given at least sufficient protection to enable them to continue doing busi ness. The South seemed to be in the saddle, indeed, and our Democratic rep resentatives from the East were found holding on to the tall of the steed." New England did not fall to take notice of this in the Congressional elec tions of 1914. Two years before, New England sent twenty Democratic Con gressmen to Washington, and only twelve Republicans. Last Fall New England broke the grip of her repre sentatives from the "tail of the steed," as Governor Pothier puts it, and elected twenty-six Republican Congressmen to only six Democrats. AFTER THE WAR EDWARD F. MCSWEEXEY, of Boston, chairman of the direc- j | tors of the port, presented a I report at the convention of port au- I thorities which has just been in session at Los Angeles, in which he deals with some features of our export business which have hitherto escaped attention. He regards our present export trade as proceeding under an artificial stim ulation, and points out that of the present billion-dollar trade balance in our favor over $700,000,000 are ex ports solely for war munitions —am- munition, horses, auto trucks, army shoes, foodstuffs, etc.—trade which will cease the instant the war comes to a close. This leaves a balance of only $300,000,000 of exports of what might be termed "regular merchan dise"—an export smaller than that of any year since 1909, and almost $200,- 000,000 less than in the year before the war. Says the report: Comparing the present year of ex ports from the United States with that of the year before the war, we find we have exported only 32 per cent, as much agricultural im plements. n2 per cent, as much sewing machines and 33 per cent, as much steel rails. The most lamentable fact In connection with these figures Is that we are los ing as much, if not more, to the countries which are not at war as to those which have given up do mestic pursuits to take up armed conflict. The report continues to say that last year's figures show that our sew ing machine export trade in 1915 was only 54 per cent, of the 1914 figures, to South America but 20 per cent, and to all of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Is lands it was but 35 per cent, of the previous year. Our exports of the staple merchan dise which we hope to sell under nor mal conditions after war are smaller by a large percentage in practically everything except war orders, and we are losing our export trade much faster to the neutral countries than to the belligerent ones. Senator Lewie, of Illinois, journeyed to New Jersey the other day to ad dress a mass meeting of Democrats. His subject, according to the news papers, was a defence of the Presi dent's foreign policies. But no news patier that we have seen records the Senator as having said what those policies are. THE PROPER COURSE NOTHING that the City Health Department has done in all its long crusade against the dirty milk dealer is more commendable than the action taken by the bureau this week ordering the revocation of the license of one dealer until he meets all requirements of the city's ordinances. The dangers of contaminated milk, breeding the terrible typhoid and other serious diseases, are too great to per mit of a filthy supply coming into Harrisburg. Only now Shippensburg Is suffering from a typhoid epidemic and the chances are great that a con taminated milk supply is largely re sponsible for many cases in the Cum berland Valley town. Analysis of dozens of samples by the city bac teriologist showed recently that many dealers were delivering milk heavy with manure sediment and teeming with the deadly colon bacteria. Prosecution in many cases has failed to bring better conditions in this city, probably because the milkman finds It less expensive to pay his fines than to improve conditions. The health bureau has, therefore, wisely determined to revoke the licenses of such dealers as J fail to meet the standards laid down ly the department. Such action is in line with the best methods for Insur ing the babies of the city a pure milk supply. 1 TELEGRAPH'S PERISCOPE 1 • —The new censorship rules are ap parently designed to keep the "movie" men moving. —The King of Greece knows what the poet meant when he wrote, "un easy lies the head that wears a crown." —With what fiendish glee would Americans greet the news that the crowned heads of Europe had decided to go into the front line trenches. —Who was Alexander the Great? Ask any Philadelphlan to-day. —When Greek meets Greek then the cabinet resigns. —After reading an intimate de scription, of conditions in Serbia we can't understand the anxiety of the Germans to cross the border. 1 EDITORIAL COMMENT Cloth-topped boots for women are said by style experts to be responsi ble for the present abbreviated skirts. Still, we have noticed a number of cloth-topped boots for men without seeing any signs of lcnee-length trous ers coming Into fashion. Boston Post. Out for suffrage and then for mat rimony! No woman will be happy now till she knows just how much the President's fiancee Influenced the or der of the announcement—New York Sun. The buckwheat cakes and sausage days are here, the gladdest of the year.—Johnstown Tribune. It's not the groom's promise that | the bride shall live in the style she's accustomed to that makes the trouble —but the style she's unaccustomed to.—Erie Herald. When the girls get to having every thing hang from the shoulders, we sup pose they will have to keep working at their suspender buckles practically all the time in the effort to keep the waist line where the fashion authori ties say it ought to be from day to day.—Ohio State Journal. Russia has ordered 8,000,000 pairs of boots for her soldiers. New York Telegraph wit suggests that what Rus sia needs Is not boots but racing trunks. Knickerbocker Press. LESSON FROM HARRISBCRG [From New Castle News.] Nearly every day we can find a text for a sermon on civic Improvement I by scanning the esteemed Harrisburg Telegraph. The Capitol City of Penn sylvania sets the pace for her sister cities of the third class throughout the Commonwealth. We quote from the Telegraph: "The family garden plots maintained by the Harrisburg Benevolent Asso ciation yielded more than $7,000 worth of vegetables last summer and the 237 families who worked the ground reaped the benefit. This Is an average of about S3O worth of vegetables per family, although some of them made their ground yield twice that sum." In every section of New Castle there are numerous plots of ground lying idle and growing up to weeds which the health department requires shall be cut at the expense of the property owner. All of these might be made to yield a profitable revenue. I The trouble has always been the lack of organized effort to interest both property owners and the members of needy families. It would be possible for New Cas tle not only to provide wholesomo occupation for many idle persons, but also to Improve the appearance of the city and turn the vacant lot and backyard deserts Into bowers of beauty and gardens of plenty. i THE ZEPPELIN [Springfield Republican] It is quite possible that this war will see the end of the Zeppelin, not so much because It has proved less effi cient than had been hoped for, as be cause an effective means of combating it will be found. If England had taken more seriously the menace quite open ly prepared long before the war and illustrated in the mysterious airships which hung over the British coast some four years ago, a raid on London would now be a dangerous matter. Hardly anything had been done before the war in the way of anti-aircraft guns, though the Krupps had produced several models. British aeroplanes, few in number, were designed primar ily for scouting and apparently nobody had given thought till the emergency arose, of the problems of attacking and destroying a Zeppelin in the air. The exploit of Lieutenant Warneford still stands alone, though many airships have been destroyed in other ways. They are extremely vulnerable, and the vast mass filled with an inflamma ble gas offers a much easier target than an aeroplane. It will be surpris ing if the war does not produce a type of flying machine and armament which will make a long cruise by a Zeppelin too hazardous to be worth while. DOOMED TO FAILURE (From Life.] The Government has been Interest ing Itself in a process whereby tobacco can be grown without any nicotine in it. Nicotineless tobacco is said to taste the same as the old wicked kind. We do not believe, however, that it will bo any more popular than substi tutes for coffee or antiseptic kissing. Most people do not care to be fooled that way. They prefer to die with their boots on, reasonably full of bad mi crobes. IN HARRISBURO FIFTY YEARS AGO TO-DAY [From the Telegraph of Oct 8, 1865.] Eldership to Meet Here The East Pennsylvania Eldership of the Church of God will open sessions here October 25. to continue for one week. Hundreds of pastors and dele gates from this section of the state will be here for the meeting. Colored Bishop Here The Rt. Rev. J. J. Clinton, president of the Freedmen's American and Brit ish Commission, will speak In this city to-morrow evening to the members of Garnet Lodge in the colored church on South street. Engineer Killed Ebenezer Meade, Broad street, an engineer on the Philadelphia and Erie railroad, was killed several days ago on the line. His body was brought here to-day for burial. TMtLuU fuutoi faxJUCL ■ By the Rx-Committeeman | i i ■ ■ -t Ex-Governor John K. Tener, who has been several times mentioned as a possible candidate for the Repub lican nomination for United States senator next year and who has been talked of considerably since State Chairman William E. Crow declared he would not run, has thus far de clined to indicate his attitude. The former governor is in Philadelphia, but refused to talk about the matter jesterday afternoon. Friends of the former governor, who keeps his voting residence in Charle. rol. are anxious to he for him ana many are awaiting some declaration before starting things. Auditor General A. W. Powell is reported to have an ambition to be a candidate for senator, and E. V. Pabcock, a Pittsburgh lumberman, is likewise willing. —lt is probable that as a result of some disclosures regarding balloting in boroughs of Allegheny county the votes of whole districts may be thrown out. Some idea of what was going on U given by this dispatch from Pitts burgh: "County Controller Hyatt M. Crlbbs. who was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the recent primaries in Allegheny county, to-day testified in court that John J. Gal lagher, president of the election board, and another man visited his office a few days before the primaries and offered, If Crlbbs would 'make it in teresting." to see that he carried the First ward in Braddock. Cribbs, p.n antt-organlzatlon candidate, lost the district, which turned in the highest vote in the county, to State Senator John P. Moore. The unofficial vote was: Moore, 483: Cribbs, 26." —H. L. Robinson, who ran for judge in Fayette county, spent over $l,lOO while Judge Reppert, who was nominated, spent $875. —Director R. D. Dripps has re signed from Philadelphia city coun cil. —The independent movement in Philadelphia received a smashing blow yesterday when Howard It. Sheppard, long identified with the Committee of One Hundred, came out for Thomas B. Smith and the Republican ticket in Philadelphia. He highly praises Mr. Smith. —None of the Philadelphia mayor alty candidates spent more than SSO to be nominated. —Unless restrained by the court the county commissioners will place the name of John V. Kosek on the ballot as a sole candidate for mayor of the city of Wllkes-Barre and the name of Martin C. Murray as a preferred candidate for the office of council. Mayor Kosek demanded a certified copy of the nonpartisan vote and his vote for mayor. The request was com plied with after County Solicitor Wil liam S. McLean, Jr., canvassed the vote with the clerical force in the commissioners office. The office total of nonpartisan ballots cast was given as 10,901 while the mayor's vote was 5,492. —Senator Boies Penrose was given every assurance that Bedford county would go Republican next month and was also given boosts for the presi dency while at Bedford yesterday. The senator found that the Bull Moosers were going back to the party as pronouncedly as In the anthracite regions. A Bedford dispatch says: "Senator Penrose, in addition to talking politics with the Republican leaders attended the county fair where he delivered an address and last night was the guest of honor at a dinner tendered by well-known citi zens of Bedford. At the fair he was presented by John H. Jordon, former United States district attorney, who praised his public service and refer red to him as one of the country's great statesmen. On the platform with the senior senator were many Bedford county men of prominence, including John M. Reynolds, former lieutenant-governor; Joseph E. Thropp, former member of Congress from the Twentieth district and lead er of the Bull Moose movement in this section of the State; H. C. James, chairman of the Republican cunty committee and candidate for district attorney, and John C. Cham berlain. A large crowd gathered to hear Senator Penrose speak. He was cheered when he declared that while he did not believe the United States would become involved in the Euro pean war, the country should have a modern army and a modern navy as a protection In any emergency that may arise. Congressman B. K. Focht, also addressed the crowd, briefly re ferring to Senator Penrose as a presi dential possibility. SEARCHLIGHT TO FIGHT FIRE Portnble Equipment Provided to Help Firemen In SmoUe or Darkness [From the Electric News.] Contrary to popular belief a fire does not always furnish its own light for the benefit of the firefighters. Most fires are assailed by the firemen long before tliey break out in flames. The most serious fires occur in the night and are generally accompanied by black smoke which only adds to the darkness. . .. , .. It not infrequently happens that the electric light wires, or other sources or illumination, are put out of commis sion, or the supply shut off as a safety measure, and the work of fighting the fire is seriously handicapped thereby. To meet this condition there has been developed at the laboratory of Thomas A. Edison, in co-operation with the General Electric Company a port able storage battery searchlight outfit. It consists of a waterproof twenty-inch projector on trunnion mounting. The projector contains a thirty-five volt <SO watt focus-type Edison Mazda lamp. The searchlight Is equipped with a focusing device, thus enabling the beam to be concentrated into a narrow shaft of light for long distance work and smoke penetration, or spread out fan-shaped for close range operation. Our Daily Laugh STILL A QUES fibfe, • TION. ' / " 1,4(5 Bhe marr7 \ I for love? U \ That's what ev ' erybody is won ;- T - \ dering. Her hus / \\ fl » band is charming //\ . K viw' In manner ' weal " /*/ ,\ / \ /\|YT| thy. has no bad » L Y I iSS habits, and moves In the bcßt of *°" HOW HE DID vJl«: hear your pitcher /jj pitched a no-hlt game yesterday. yfnß Bobble; Yes. jHr He didn't pitch a <%%% ball within reach of the batter. ££> § I THE CARTOON OF THE DAY 1 "DARWIN WAS RIGHT!" —From the Philadelphia Evening Ledser. THE PANAMA CA I.—Ocean to Ocean By Frederic J. Haskin THE Panama Canal is a unique thing to behold. In the days of its making it was one of the most impressive spectacles of the world. The great red gash through Culebra Mountain, the stealthy slides, the swarms of men, the titanic fea tures of construction, all contributed to make a picture that men went thousands of miles to see. With the exeption of the slides, the battle between man and nature is over. Jungle and mountain are beaten, and quickly the scars have healed. The waters have come up l'rom the sea and down from the mountains to fill the cuts and chan nels. The quick-spriiiglng jungle has crept over bank and dam and till. The great waterway lies serene as a tropical river, with pelicans fishing along its banks and water lilies rock ing on its bosom. Especially unimpressive is the en trance to the canal s!t either end. Suppose you are going from Balboa, the Pacific port, to Colon. Your ship enters what might well be a wide inlet in the sea, surrounded by mud flats at low tide and lapping the roots of the forest when the tide is in. Here and there is a lighthouse or a tide mark; otherwise, no sign of work or improvement. As you sail up this inlet it narrows suddenly, and the first of the locks, Miraflores, is before you. Here you first feel the grip of the great canal. The towing engines, crawling along the lock walls like great black beetles, pull your ship past the huge gates. The rumbling culverts disgorge their waters, and quietly, easily and quickly the giant lifts your liner. This Operation is directed from the bridge by the lock pilot, who gets off when the lock is passed. Besides him, however, there Is a canal pilot, who helps the captain to see the ship all the way through. The Second Step Across Miraflores Lake, a pretty bit of blue water set in the jungle-clad hills, and you are at Pedro Miguel, the second step in the ascent of the continental divide. Here the process of locking through is repeated; you sail along a bit of placid channel with grassy banks, round a turn, and see before you the greatest artificial can yon in the world. This is the point where the battle still rages. Here Culebra Mountain, cut in two, strives night and day to pinch the canal out of existence by pushing its tons of earth together from either side. I Culebra cut to-day suggests the I Grand Canyon. The sheer rock walls 'of Gold and Contractor's hills rise hundreds of feet high on either side. Beyond, where the two Culebra slides are active, the banks are steep, red slopes, raw and fresh, like the fur row of some titanic plow. Down at i the bottom of this canyon is the canal —narrow, muddy and troubled— crowded with the dredges that strug gle night and day to keep a clear pas sage for the waiting ships. Pass the cut and the atmosphere of strife and struggle is gone. You sail between smooth, green banks, where the wild banana is coming back, and where clear streams cascade prettily down rocky channels into the canal. Lake Greatest Wonder A few miles of this and Gatun Lake, the key, the triumph and the great est wonder of the canal, opens before f The State From Day to Day v South Bethlehem had a school pageant this week that the Globe, of that town, says was unparalleled in the history of the borough. Likewise they celebrated the laying of the cor nerstone for the new $185,000 High school. Although they precede us slightly in the matter of the, High school, we boast here in Harrisburg that the cake is ours when you are handing out prizes for school parades. Several cornstalks which tower fourteen feet two inches from the ground are on exhibition in Sharon, the product of Farmer John Rum bold. Excellent material for a mod ern "Jack and the beanstalk story," In sooth. The Evening Tribute of Beaver | Falls speaks editorially to the effect that they need a Y. M. C. A. in Beaver Falls. The spirit of progress Is get ting In its licks there also, we ob serve, and we're willing to place a bet that the Beaver Falls Y. M. C. A. will soon be a reality. The myriads of fans who will he unable to get to Philadelphia for the big series are being taken care of in many cities by score boards that will show every play as it takes place; which is the next best way to see the games. Nothing small about Charles M. Schwab, who plans to spend $16,000,- 000 on the Bethlehem Steel Plant In the next year, and who estimates that in five years 25,000 men will be em ployed there. New Castle is fearful lest there be a I spread of the dreaded "spotted fever," or cerebro spinal meningitis, of which one case has already been discovered. 'Taint reasonable, hut read for your self! Mayor Stratton, of Reading, a violent antipolitlcian, refuses to in- you. Because it has not occasioned us much struggle and worry as other features of the canal, the importance of Gatun Lake has been overlooked; while its unique character as a phy siographical phenomenon has never been appreciated. Gatun X.ake Is a waterway from thirty to eighty teet deep across a mountain range, reached by ship-lift ing elevators in the form of locks. In addition to this, it is the inex haustive water supply, fed by hun dreds of square miles of watershed, which insures the regular daily op eration of those locks. Again, it is the pent-up force that turns the tur bines of Gatun powerhouse, and gives light and power to the Panama Canal. Incidentally, it is the greatest artificial lake in the world, created by damm ing a tropical river and flooding a Jungle, making out of moun tains, creating a drowned forest with a strange life of its own, and reaching long, navigable arms of deep water far up mountain canyons where white men had never been. As an opportun ity for the scientist, bent upon study ing the wild life of the tropics, Gatun Lake is without rival. As you sail through it, you see a long, narrow lake of deep blue wa ter, fringed with the gray skeletons of the dead Jungle. Some of these trees are bare silhouettes. Others, though dead, are decked witn or chids and vines and creepers. Now and again, you pass floating islands, which are green masses of detached vegetation that will sail about the lake for months, menacing the propellers of steamers, to finally anchor and become a part of the land. In some places, mountain headlands thrust far out into the lake, and you get a splendid glimpse of the jungle, with its tangled, impenetrable under growth and tall tropical hardwoods, lifting red trunks a hundred feet in the air, festooned with great rope-like creepers. You may catch a fleeting glimpse of a flock of parrots, or hear the weird shouting of a black howler monkey, foretelling rain. Sometimes you will pass the mouth of what was once a jungle-filled can yon, and is now a fjord, reaching far back into the mountains, vastly allur ing to the spirit of adventure. Both soldiers and civilians in Panama have fully appreciated the opportunities of adventure and exploration offered by Gatun Lake. The chugging motorboat has appeared beside the native cayuca, and the restless Yankees have killed | deer and tapir and gathered rare or chids up the farthest winding inlets of the lake. Beyond Gatun Lake are the locks of that name, the greatest of all. In three giant steps they let you down eighty-five feet. Here more than any where else upon the canal do you get a vivid impression of a waterway over a mountain, of climbing a continental divide in a steamer chair. Your ves sel stands at the top of a steep hill. Behind you are the blue-green tropi cal mountains. Far below is the flat, coastal plan and the canal widening into the placid blue waters of Llmon Bay. Yet in twenty minutes your ves sel has dropped from the summit, and once more you are sailing into salt water, this time the Atlantic. Your steamer ride from ocean to ocean through ancient Panama is complete. You have lived the dream of Colum bus. troduce Dr. Anna Howard Shaw lest liis act should smack of politics. Among his other refusals are num bered Theodore Roosevelt, Champ Clark, Boies Penrose and Martin G. Brumbaugh. The Lancaster Chamber of Com merce is holding its own with other livewire organizations in the county with a community advertising Idea, planning a wide distribution of literature descriptive of a "Greater Lancaster." An Allentown policeman yesterday reduced an old man of 54, somewhat inebriated and zealously seeking to do execution with an open razor, to sub mission with two deft strokes of his club, one on the wrist and the other on tlie head. And now he Is trying to ascertain which blow ruined his mace. We learn from a New Bloomfleld contemporary that a nonskld banana peel has been found In California and can be dropped upon the pavement with perfect safety to pedestrians. We haven't noticed, however, that the Missouri papers have accepted the story. THE 'I.OPEMENT When Grandma ,wore that bonnet, An' Grampa wore this hat, They took a horse n' buggy An' loped—Jes' think o' that! He said, "You're awful pretty!" She said, "You're brave and true." An' then, beneath the bonnet, I think they kissed, don't you? When Grandma's hair was golden. An' Grampa's hair was brown. They ran away together. The talk of all the town. Some folks said, "Goodness gracious!" But from the sky above A gentle breeze was slngin' The song of youth an' love. When Grandma had a dimple. An' Grampa's smile was gay. They took a horse 11' buggy An' rode fer miles away. An' oh! they loved each other. (What do you think o' that?l When Grandma wore that bonnet, | An' Grampa wore this hat. —Margaret E. Gangster, Jr., in The [ Christian Hearld. Abetting Qltjat The average man probably does not know that there is a tree in Market Square. It is true that it is not a very large tree and is not much to see in that big expanse of asphalt and brick pavements. Tho tree will probably be three feet high next Spring and thus far has had a struggling existence. It is an alanthus tree and its roots are \ in the space between the sidewalk and the side of the Felix building on tho west side of the Square. It has been coming along quite unnoticed for some time, but nevertheless persevering, as though to relieve the Square from the stigma of being without a tree or a blade of grass except in window boxes. How long it will last is hard to say. Probably a dozen men were poking about in the rubbish thrown into Fourth street yesterday from the ruins of the houses destroyed by fire along Fourth street near Chestnut last month. The men appeared to have something on theii minds, although it would be hard to say if they suc ' eeded in finding the something In tho blackened debris. One man was gath ering bits of metal, but if at the end ot' an hour he had a quarter's worth he was doin,* mighty well. The fire ruins have quite an attraction, but it is noticed that the men in charge of the houses are rather particular about who they let in and what they allow to get out. * • • Here is an interesting bit of news from Pittsburgh about a State game commissioner, big game hunter, pub lic-spirited man and all-round good citizen. It is taken from a dispatch which came yesterday and is worth noting: " "Received payment in full, of the above account, through the enjoy ment and benefit derived by the chil dren of Carrick through the use of Oarrick Park.' This notation across the face of a bill calling for $3,158.70 was written by John M. Phillips, pri vate citizen of Oarrick, when he was asked to presen; his bill for services rendered by the borough council last night. When the members impor tuned Mr. Phillips to allow the bor ough to reimburse him for his ex penditures he steadfastly refused, say ing that he never before had spent money so wisely and well. "X have been paid in full." said Mr. Phillips. "The pleasure I derived from seeing the children in full enjoyment day after day on the big playground has brought me a full measure of the keenest satisfaction. If my work has added to the pleasure of the children, I have been amply repaid." Mr. Phil lips rebuilt the Carrick Park play grounds and installed modern build ings and paraphernalia. Even though he had been appointed chairman., of the park commission, without au thority to contract for the improve ments necessary, he shouldered the burden himself." • » » The Hessian fly and the white grub worm which have made themselves a capital nuisance in the vlcin.ty of the city the last six months have a com rade in the annoyance line in the shape of the starling, whose single short note has been heard in a good many fields close to the city in the last months or so. The starling, which is a cousin to the sparrow, has all of the bad traits of the pugnacious little brown bird combined with an Industry in digging up seeds and in raiding * fields and gardens that the litle Eng lish terror lacks. The starling looks something like a blackbird, commonly gathering in flocks and sometimes being for this annual visitor. Observation will be made here thia winter as it will be about the first In which it has been in this neighborhood any length of time. Some observers of bird life believe that It will get Into collision with the sparrows which abound In Harrisburg and Its neigh borhood. • • * Farmers who have come to the city the last week or so say that the weath er has not affected the chestnut crop and that the estimate of a fortnight ago are still good. The trees contain many burrs and if the farmers are to be believed many of the trees have been "marked" by the lads from the cities. The motor cycle appears to be of value in scouting expeditions. • » • C. S. Belsterling, of New York, who has been here arguing the slag rate case, before the Public Service Com mission, is well known to many attor neys of the State. He is one of the legal mainstays of the Steel Corpo ration. 1 WELL KNOWN PEOPLE "" —Bishop Earl Cranston is presiding at the Methodist conference In Pitts burgh. —J. D. Hicks, who welcomed the Governor's party at Altoona, is a for mer congressman. —J. A. G. Campbell, of Chester, is president of the reorganized Kent Manufacturing Company. —Otto Mallery, prominent Phila delphian, has returned from the White Mountains. —Albert Rosenthal, who painted the portraits of state Justices, is painting the portrait of Justice Pitney, of the United States Supreme Court. | DO YOU KNOW That Harrisbiuu lias been noted throughout the country for en- Rinos? HISTORIC HARRISBURG The first almshouse was built in 1802. A WAR TERM [Engineering and Mining Journal.] The word "terrain" is frequently be ing used in the war news of to-day, and, although a foreign military word, it is becoming common in civilian use, as it has long been In army parlance. Terrain means, according to the Cen tury Dictionary, a part of the earth's surface, limited in extent considered with reference to its fitness for use for some special purpose, as for a battle field. The word, although little used heretofore, Is so expressive that it will often be employed to designate terri tory under consideration and will soon become familiar in the English vocab ulary. V * Be Window Wise Mr. Dealer Mr. Retailer, your show win dow should be a mirror that re flects people's wants. When standard artioles are ad vertised In this newspaper your customers will read about them. They will want to see the goods. It will pay you If they see them In your window. People will know you are a window wise storekeeper and will come to you when they have money to Spend.