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RSKISBURG TELEGRAPH k rfewrrPAF'Bß FUR THE HOME Pounded ISJI Published evenings except Sunday by tHR TBI,KCmArH PJUNTTOO CO.. Telegraph Building, Mrnil Square. XL and Editor-m-ChUf F. JR. OYSTER. Vusiness Manager. GUg M. STEINMETZ, Managing Editor. tMembor American aylvania Assoclat- Esstern office, Has- Brooks, l' if til Ave nue Building. New ■T—Gcs Building, Chi- — eago, 111. Entered at the Post Office In Harris •' burg. Pa., as second class matter. <51(05%. By carriers, six cents a week: by mail, 53.00 a year in advance. Sworn dally a-rerngc flwoUtlon for the three inontim endlnit Kclimnry 3t», 1010, H 22,785 it Thrwe figure* are net. All returned, nusoia and riniungrd cnplca deducted. MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 6. There is as much greatness of mind in the oxenino of a good turn as in the doing of it. SENECA. MiMBHOVISK IMPROVEMENTS THIS new Poor Board Is to lie con gratulated upon the excellent work it has done in connection Willi making the county almshouse nioro habitable and more sanitarv.j "When the puorhouse was turned over , to the new directors on tho first of tho , year it was in frightful condition —its! Boors dirty, its walls dingy and with j an odor about, tho place that indicated 1 he urSrcnt need of an immediate ap plication of soap and water in gen- ■ .•roits quantities. An inspection on Saturday showed a remarkable change , for the better. The floors have been scrubbed almost daily, the idle in- j mates have been provided with paint 1 :.»d brushes and have redecorated the walls tinder tho direction o" a skilled painter, and the odor of the "great unwashed" has disappeared entirely. This is as it should be. The old almshouse is a poor make-sliift at best. If those who designed and built it had expended half, as much in brick foundation walls and put the amount thus saved into bay windows, sanitary drainage and proper ventilation, the * Ounty would now have a building worthy Ihe name. As the matter stands the superintendent and the ( Board of Poor Directors have their j hands full keeping the piaeo at all fll for use. It is dingy and dark at best and the interior Is badly arranged, so j lhat it is only by a Ira 9s t superhuman! efforts that the homo can be kepLi in healthful, sanitary condition. To the almshouse go the wrecks' ;l tnV the failures of humanity—but not 1 hose alone; many of the inmates are, simply worn out and friendless. There j is not ono among them that has not : earned his or her place in the sun. 1 If by reason of poor parentage they j have not been able to do their full j share and to compete with healthier,! stronger men and women, tjicn society, : which tJjronsh its faults is respon-j sible for their condition, owes them a 1 living:, Tf they arc of that other class ! and have lived beyond their days of J usefulness in the world, then they 100 have a right to ask the county; for their keep. But not merely their j keep. That is not charity. The old' idea that the p'oorliouse should he aj place where the papole doled out to' their poor just sufficient to kefep soul! and body together has given way to ; the higher, hetter conception of the; duty of the public to its wards- that i -they should be given a healthful and i pleasant home, good food and cheer ful surroundings, to Ilie end that they may he improved in condition rather! Ibau lowered U> health and spirit by | Ihe thought of pauperism constantly! Impressed upon Ih«n by the old, TO«1hod of treatment. Tf our poor directors are proceed-' lug along that line, as they seem to b«< the county home ought to be In a fair way to become the model charity ! it long ago Should have been. When tftey took orcr its management it was. certainly at least forty years behind thjS times. A BBIXTJATTT WAVATj FEAT THE escape of a German raider j from a German port, its cruise of several months during which ; it. eaptured fifteen enemy merchant men and Its safe return home consti tute one of the mort brilliant naval of the present war. Doubtless, tUe dauntless captain and crew are lifrewJ o? Germany to-<3ay, TUey should lie. They took' their Uvea In their hands and were In constant. <lans«r of death or capture from tha very moment they net out upon their almost hopeless journey. They accom plished the impossible. That the raider was able to dodge through the cordon of English war vessels shows lhat the blockade can be run, and doubtless this is not the only steamer that has alipped through during periods of fog or rough weather. It were remarkable if it wfie not so. But the tightness anjfl 1 (Eectlvenrss of the English blockade is' only emphasised by tha faet.that sq much is, being made of this one ship getting through. The brilliant feat of the Germans only (serves to bring out more clearly the almost complete control of the seas by the ahinisiv Although it has not yet struck One vital blow, the great English fleet is now more than ever the deciding fac tor Qf the great war. It stands be MONDAY EVENING, , tweun Germany and th» supplies tho Kaiser's army so soroly needs. It stflnda between Knglaml and Invasion. It stands between the allies and at most a perilous and divided control ot the seas. So lon* as the German navy Is represented by no more than a stray raider or two on the ocean, so long will the allies continue to wear down the enemy, a process that Is no doubt holng felt" far more Iteenly even now than wo on the outside are permitted to know. Incidentally, there should be a les son in this for the little-navy m«n In Congress. If a great navy "has done so much for Great Britain, why not a groat navy for the United States as a right arm of defense in time of stress? "MIL" BURST'S WIDOW Tlfß willow of "Bill" Durst, who until his death in January was I the solo survivor of the; Moaltor- Merrimae fight, is alone, aged and poverty-stricken in Philadelphia. Durst helped change the fortunes of wnr for the Union when he and his valiant comrades aboard the "cheese Ijox on a raft" shattered the hopps Of 'the Confederacy hv hnlting for all (time the destructivo career of tlie ! ironclad that was fast wiping out J United States shipping and destroying i our navy. Durst was a German by | birth—a German-American If you | please, but he fought valiantly for I iho country of his adoption. Tct the I national government, because of some I technicality, refuses his Widow a pen , sion. This Is the kind of treatment | that makes hyphenated Americans. ; Who will come forward to get "Bill" I Durst's widow a pension, thus at once 1 driving the wolf from the aged wo man's door and restoring faith in the government to many a foreign-born citizen who has read her story—and doubts? AMERICA, ITRST AMEBIC A FIKST" must be the! slogan of the House this week unless wo arc to run down the American ilag and replace it with the; banner of tho German Imperial Gov ernment over flic capitol at "Wash ington. No such half-way measures as were j taken in the Senate in the armed ship 1 crisis should be tolerated. The tabling) of the Oore resolution was by no ! means a final disposition of the dis graceful proceeding Jn the upper branch. The Bryans, the Gores and their ilk should bo placed where they belong by a vote that will keep them there at least until the present critical situation In our foreign affairs shall iiaye shown sorao improvement. The President, has made many .mis takes, but. he is absolutely right in his present attitude, and he should have the vote of every loyal American in <'on gross, regardless of party or personal leanings. This is a question vital to American liberty and Amer ican honor. There can be hut one way to decide it. America must stand first. All other considerations are of sec ondary importance. PRINTING FOOli RUMORS Til 10 silliest rumor that has coijjc out of Washington in years was ! that which had President "Wilson | at the point of handing his resignation 10 Congress. It was so widely circu lately that the White House foit railed upon to deny it, and in doing so Secre tary Tumulty—speaking the words of the President, himself, doubtless—-said; "An American newspaper that would publish a story of that kind irt a sit uation like the one that now confronts America dishonors Itself." Not only that, but it displays an ignorance of possibilities or a wilful disregard for the truth tliat makes it unworthy the name of newspaper. The publication, of sensational ru mors used to he ono of the chief stocks j in the trade of "yellow journalism," j hut 110 newspaper lhat has any respect! for itself indulges in that sort of thing 1 any more than an individual who 1 , values trut n will publish broadcast a ; story the accuracy of which is in j i doubt. AT/COHOIJ AND PNEUMONIA ■ TN -view of the fact that a certain I well-known Insurance company advertises that pneumonia caused 1 more deaths* in the United States i among itj» policy holders than did the guns of all the warring nations among; its thousands of patrons abroad, the following bit of news from the United I States Public Health Service is worth j pinning in one's hat; I The United States Public Health Services brands strong drink as the ! most efficient ally of pneumonia. It declares that alcohol is the hand maiden of the disease wl»ieh pro duces l f ' per cent, of the deaths In Hi" United States. This is no ex aggeration. We have known for a . Jons time that indulgence in aleo ! holic liquors lowers the Individual t vitality, and that the man who drinks is peculiarly susceptible to I pneumonia. The United States Pub lic Health Service is a conservative body, it does not engage in alarm ist propaganda. In following out the line of its official duties it lias brought forcefuiry to the. general fiubllc a fact which will bear end n*s repetition. The liberal and con tinuous user of alcoholic drinks , will do well to heed this warning, i particularly at this season of the ) ytar when tha. gruesome death toll ftloro pneumonia Is being doubled. THE ROCK EFETjIJFR FOUNDATION Frederick c. wolcott, who spent, three weeks in Belgium and Northern France investi gating for the Rockefeller foundation j the work of the relief commission of ' which Herbert C. Hoover is the head, | makes tha following Conclusions: There wdulfl be wholesale starva tion within three or four we»ks If } tite importation of food into Bel i gium Wftre stopped. ' 111 Northern Prance the percent j nge of indigent people Is even ■ greater than in Belgium, because there are virtually no. nativefsuf»« plies. The clothing situation in Bel gium and Northern Kronen, de mands very Serious consideration. Unless the work of proyidlrw cloth ing is kept up at regular intervals tlier^.will be Very serlftut suffering I i« tt.o Phll. ' The Rockefeller Foundation itself has been one Of the most generous contributors. It alone has saved the lives of thousands 9JC children and wo men in Belgium. Ami yet tills is t}i« , organisation that only a few years , ago,, when it applied to Congress for r« chlitter,' wa(| lipid up bafprs the j country as a potential menace to good 'government, a threat against freedom land a peril to society: ; t KELLY—A GAME AT HOME By BRIGGS 1 , _______ J _ ~ j~ Z (^RRYr^R^ I>l T J RV c" 5 \ fOH to* f 1 7"! 1 th * LOUA Mltfe) rklSMMAfcl vwn® 1 I I f|»s/ .)• y ry: I'//fte* ~e II a smut up- * vuamtcp t» ap»l --j ft* H*«e -SUCH I I'V L ' .'J Vl" **•* V A - . Ji, i JUAT / fl<3l2C to rue / grjrrjsy H i' r . r :■ 'V, s-<r - . ggTHCR . ;—H—~ If , • _ »- v I ExPRE J3iftr>4 "—'v x V PRfrTOR ' - V "S . rl; •'■ *»««?* Room\ 6 rlcc • Yoot> gOD IjV "potttcC4 tK "~P £7V>VQ icU'nici By the Ex-Committeeman State Senator "William 15. Crow, chairman of the Republican State committee, is out for a united front against the Democrats in the coming campaign. The Stat# chairman issued a statement yesterday at. Pittsburgh in which he declared lliat the senti ment of the Republicans of the State was against getting into a row because leaders in any part of the State could not. agree. The Senator declared for repre sentative men to go to the national convention and for the sinking of nil personal and other differences in an effort to wipe the Democratic party in Pennsylvania off the map. The statement issued by the Senator is as follows: - "As chairman of the Republican Committee I am naturally in close touch with the Republican sentiment of the Stnte, both in the great centers of population and more rural com munities. X find a general desire ex pressed that foe go into tlie presiden tial contest as a united party. Our siiecefcs in the nation this Kail de mands that there be party unity all along the line. In the great Republi can stronghold of Pennsylvania there should be nothing to mar the har mony. "In the election of 3 2 national dclo gates-at-large and the nomination of an Auditor General and State Treas urer no legitimate issue can he found for a State-wide contest. The one desire that I tlnd expressed is that we send representative men to Chicago to sit in the National Republican con vention and nominate candidates for the two State pthces who will com mand the respect and support of a solid party In the Fall. them be chosen in a primary free from fac tional feeling, but with the one thought in mind that wo are prepar ing to meet the common enemy in November." —The new Citizens' Republican Ixsagua, formed by former independ ents and others in Philadelphia who believe in going back to the Repub lican partv, got into the State political situation in Philadelphia yesterday in ;i blast declaring against Speaker Charles A. Ambler for Auditor Gen eral because of alleged connection with State road contracts; denouncing the Governor for having presidential ambitions and hammering •"contractor rule." The Philadelphia Inquirer says that if. was the first gun fired by ex-Director Porter and his people and that the statement was "sensational." The Philadelphia Record says that the pith, of the statement wa« that Am bler's candidacy was to be fought hard und that the Governor stood in the way of havmony. The Philadelphia North American does not give much attention to the matter. —On tlie other hand, the Philadel phia ledger savs In part: "Charles A. Ambler's candidacy for Auditor Gen eral last ni'-;ht yrns described in a state ment issued t*' the Citizens' Repub lican League as "objectionable and danirerous.' Mr. Ambler, Speaker of the State liousa of Representatives, as a candulaio has the personal indorse ment of Mayor Smith and the support of Uie Governor and the Vares. But the league charged lie has been en framed on Important State highway contracts, and, therefore, it would be improper for Jiiin t6 hold an office In which he would pass upon bills ren dered the Commonwealth either by himself or his friends. Mr. Ambler, replying to the charge, flatly denied he Was interested in State contracts. Thd statement of Iho Citizens' Republican League, an organisation of independ ent Republicans wo*kins for a. re union of Progressives and Repub licans for the sake of success in the opining presidential contest, was more than an attaolt on Mr. Ambler's cgtn cit<laey. Rjiwj|s the first broadside of independents, supported , by Senator Fgnrose, the plan of the Vares to extend their influence throughout tlu> Stete. Tt wis a. shot at t'ie,exten sion of conirartbr goverttnie»t aßd : at tWe presidantial boom Of Covamor RrumbauKh. The league's statement cleared up .ill doubt, as to whether or not there was to be an organized fight againat the Vare - Smith - Brumbaugh <on)bin.T4ton in -State polities. —Anti-machine Democrats through out the Start are just smiling over the chance that now presents itself to fight .it,, out with Palmer ana his pals ut tlio May prifnhry- It Palmer decides to run again for national committeeman, (t would cjnable him to find out, just wiicsfi. Ue iLands. HARRISBUHG TELEGRAPH the state now realize that it is a fight to the finish to see who shall run the machine. --With the Dauphin county Dem ocracy shot, to pieces and the leaders of the anti-machine faction whetting knives for Royal and Jones as candi dates for the Democratic state com rnitteo it is only natural that Market Square should (ret upon th astrologer's Chair and endeavor lo foretell what Is going to happen to some other party anil how things aro to he handled in years to come. If serves to detract attention I'rom present, distress. -The Newtown Enterprise, an old established newspaper, has been bought by Oscar O. i-Sean. who is connected with various adivlttos of Joseph Tt. <}rundy, the Bucks county llepulilican leader. —-.lames H. Ma.urer, the Heading legislator, is now regarded as a. sure thing for the Socialist nomination for President. —-Colonel R. M. Young is out for Republican national delegate in the Berks-I.iehigh district. —Tt Is now said that Jury Commis sioner Dapy> has gotten to the point pf running for the Republican nomi nation for the legislature after ma ture consideration. —A Media dispatch says: "No longer any doubt, concerning the atti tude of the Delaware county Repub lican organization in regard to the congressional fight this year. The choice of liie leaders is Thomas 8. Butler, of Chester county, although they fought Butler at the last elec tion and supported Isaac E. Johnson, of Media. A petition (o have Butler's name placed upon the ballots at the primary election is headed by Harry J. Makiver and tlie name of State Sen ator William C. Sproul appears upon it. Isaac K. Johnson has not yet made any mnouncement of his with- : drawal as a candidate, but it is under- ! stood he will be with the organization in support of Butler." -—Bx-Senator John C. Grady, of Philadelphia, one of the big legislative figures for a. score of years, died yes terday In Philadelphia ITe sponsored the bill for the Superior Court. For nearly thir'.y years Mr. Grady was a member of the State Senate, to which he was chosen ill 1870. His record of twenty-six years of continuous service is said to be the longest, in the history of the State. He was succeeded by State Senator James P. McNichol. Mr. Grady succeeded ex-Mayor John E. Reyburn as President pro tempore of the Senate and his associations there with Mr. Reyburn resulted in a friend ship of years. For tho last eight, years of his term in the State Senate Mr. Grady WBS the majority leader. Tt. is said that no measure advocated or supported by him during that time was defeated. Among the many notable acts supported or introduced | by htm were the fugitive from justice act, the juvenile court bill, separating children from adult prisoners, and the Saturday half-holiday act. 1 TELEGRAPH'S PERISCOPE | —Somebody ought to go tell the j weatherman that the bluebirds and j robins have arrived. —The wife of a henpecked man! naturally keeps him cooped up. —Judging from his peace-at-any-1 price policies, he should never have been named Gore. —'After all, the difference of a few 'saloons more or less didn't mar the pleasure of Saturday night in Harris burg to any great degree, —Yes, the rumor Is true: President Wilson Is rotng to qlilt. The date Is March 4, next. 1 EDITOR! ALCOMMENT ; UNFORTUNATE IMPRESSION OF SOME [Gary Times.] Many of our congressmen seem io be under the impresidoik they were elected to represent districts in Ger many. GEE, BUT WE'RE PKOUO! [jndl^nap«lls.Npws.i Notwithstanding tHe mrthbtony of war times, ati event of real interest, happens once in a while in Englantl. Baron Ar'or has just taken his seat In the House of Lords. We In Ameri ca ought to swell up with so nmcli pride as to bust all the buttons off our vests. MUST HAVE OUR ART [Philadelphia Public Ledf^r.] Who says that Americans are not passionately devoted to art when a movie star gets f 1 '->.OOO a week? LADIES MADE TO ORDER By Frederic J. Haskin L J IN addition to making the laws of the natiou, Washington has gone in for social pedagogy. There are more young ladles' seminaries and finishing schools here than in any other city in the United States. You find them crowding every section of the city, poßS«ssing an austere ex terior to the inquisitive male, but overflowing with frivolous feminity from all over the country. Carefree maidens block your progress on the sidewalk, giggle in your car at the symphony concert and occupy your favorite pew In church. Incidentally, they cause the Washington retailer to do a flourishing business in blouses and neckwear and ico creain sodas. AVhile New lOftfflfind and the North ern States have been Increasing and building up their women's colleges, turning out more and more lawyers, chemists and electrical engineers, the South and Middle States have en couraged institutions which teach their daughters how to shake hands and entertain a drawingroom. In Washington, which is situated be tween the two sections, the seminary has found no ideal background. The government departments and build ings afllord a liberal education in themselves without the tedious ap plication of textbooks, and there are certain social advantages in the capital which are available nowhere else. The Kational Museum, for example, affords a many-sided classroom, cov ering a wide range of subjects all the way from geology and natural his tory to chemistry and taxidermy. There are also the Corcoran Art Gal lery, possessing tremendous advant ages for the art student, and the l/ibrary of Congress, containing tho third largest collection of books in the World. Most of the seminaries have special days which they devote to sight-seeing, and almost any aft ernoon you are apt to come across a group of girls chattering in what are supposed to be hushed voices on their way through some public building. In the warmer weather they go to Arlington and Mount Vernon. One seminary keeps a record bearing the name of each girl and the long list of government institutions and places to bo seen. As she visits each one, it is crossed off the list and the date recorded, thus enabling the teachers to keep track of each pupil. By the end of the year she is supposed to have covered everything worth seeing in the capital. Congressional debates are usually well attended by seminary girls. They nil the galleries with a noise and clatter illy suppressed by the chap erones until they are seated; instant ly, then, there Is a hush and they lean over the rail with interested faces. The Girl from Home never altogether loses her aWe of the United States Senate. Many of the Senators shet afterwards meets at their wives' re ceptions, where they ha ve a curiously changed and unimpressive appear ance. At close range she finds that the August Presence Is just like Pa THE STATE FROM DW TO DW ] The fable of the hare and the tor toise was repeated in South Bethle hem day before yesterday, only the principals in this case were two horses, one of them attached to a milk wa gon. The race look place over the routo of its master and it was too conscientious not to stop at each reg ular customer's. Consequently the other horse won in «L walk. The Rev. William P. Nicholson stole some of Harry Zanders thunder In his sermon on "Heaven" before the "shut-Ins" from the Chapin Memorial Home, Paschalville. yesterday. "Hea ven is a bonnie place," satd he, "a place of gold and heatity. of sunshine and glory." Ton mothers, who have Riven your best for your children, will never be tired up there." A dispute as to the ownership of the SBO,OOO estate left by their father, Charles Hrennoman, of Factoryville, was tlie cause of a, mortal pistol duel between the two sons on Saturday af ternoon. TJolh drew revolvers slmtfl taneously mud one w«is mortally wounded. Scalding water proved a very able substitute for a hatpin as the defense weapon ol Mrs. Maggie of St. Clair, when an officer of the law at tempted to take her into custody for not paying the costs of a lawsuit. Said cop beat a hasty retreat byt the, woman finally surrendered under pressure. The scarcity of window glass In the MARCH 6, 1916. and all the other men back home. The young ladles' seminary is an Institution all its own. It differs from other schools In that Its courses arc expanded or shortened to tit the needs of the individual pupil, whereas at public schools and colleges, the pupil must adapt herself to tit the courses. If a young woman is nervous and unable to concentrate, the seminary prescribes exercises and sees that she goes through them daily. Jf she complains of a tired feeling and looks anaemic, it. does not insist that she get her algebra or an cient history, but makc3 her sit still every morning and take sun baths and eggs and milk. Often she re ceives better medical cure than she would in her own home. Tho seminary Is still of the opinion that the decrtiny of the majority of young womeh Is marriage. All the philosophies of Norway and the care fully prepared articles on the econo mic independence of woman have left tho seminnrieH unperturbed with their waiting lists Increasing. They are going upon the assumption that wo man's place is the home, and that, she should be taught how to take care of it and understand the social graces which constitute the customs of the country. If a girl displays talent for art or music they develop it as far as they can, but they also take equal pains to develop her social poise and command of a situation. The seminaries have afternoons at homo, in which guests arc invited to their drawingrooms and under the Instruction and guidance of the chap crones the students are given sugges tions in welcoming and entertaining them. Every once in a while there is a dance, at, which some of the girls wear plain shirtwaists and weird masculine ties and pretend they are men. Sometimes young men are in vited, but this does not occur often in Washington, where the supply of unattached young men Is negligible. One White House reception a year is always given to the seminary girls, besides which they attend many teas and receptions given by congressional women to the girls of their States. In the development of social poise there Is nothing quite so useful as dramatic art. One of the large seminaries on the outskirts of Wash ington has a smaller theater with a wide stage and red plush furnishings exactly like those of a regular play house. It. makes Its own scenery and builds it on the stage, end is equipped with footlights, spotlight and boxes and even the usual cheerless wings and decrepit dressingroom stairs. Here the students, of whom there are two hundred and fifty, have enacted Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night to their heart's content., unconscious of the underlying practical purpose which is to create solf-confldence and stage presence. None of the seminaries In Wash ington are controlled by religious de nominations, with the exception of the National Cathedral School, wlilch is run by the Episcopal church. glass-making region in and about Kane, Pa., is such that a probable advance in tbe price will shortly be announced. It is estimated that American manufacturers have sent 1,000 carloads of the world's windows all over the globe In the last six months. —■— 11 | OUR DAILY LAUGH |Hk -A-n LURID SCENE. j Her Bald "he wai playing . /rljml : *il too much brides I Mm and threw her | I Jji yh-. cards Into the Are. I >.]/ What d,(l sh ® nH'lir 107 ' II SI 1 w hat could she I | d ° ? The ®' rl Btood 1 ,ly burning v » V a -deck. A HIR COI*SOf.«TfOK By AVIIIK Dlnjfr There's one thing 'bout this snow to day That has its pleasant side, It puts the Grojjndhog dopcster out And labels liim "Just Died." And for the next few years, at least. He'll silent be, lot's hope, And we'll be spared a-listenin' to His threadbare shadow-dope. "" - Z tEbpnittg (Eljat iLi. 1 ) 1 r ■ ,ii » , ■■ i t ■ rwari The coldest flr«t week In March known In many years is hardly the time to talk about the beautlea ot out-doors still less Of the countryside, but the fact remains that those who avoided doctors' bills and took walk* j along Iho city's parkways last week were well repaid by the views they had of the snow covered hills. Tim streams along the parkways were all gurglihg and rushing along toward (lie Susquehanna because Uie spring water which feeds them defies such weather as wo have been suffering and the snow stops at the edge of the channel. The Cameron park wav abounds in Bits of woodland scenery which the magic touch of winter made most picturesque and the Paxtang parkway winding through the hollows toward lloservoir park has paths which take one in a few minutes from trolley cars and Slate roads to rural vales, offering promise of rare de lights when summer comes again, but none the less beautiful under the mantle of snow. But It is up In Wild wood park that one really gets a chance to seo winter as it is. The park has been pretty well covered with snow each fall this winter and much of It will He this week In spltfi of the winds and the sun's noon day. rays. The paths of Wlldwood have benVi untrodden except by the rabbits and bird and animal tracks on Saturday showed that the park still has its wild denizens and that in win ter time they have their fun. Ouk Knob, the crest of Reservoir park, offers a fine panorama these days if one does not, mind the winds and has ear protection. The mountains last Week were covered with snow, First Mountain, Second Mountain and Visible bits of the other ranges loom ing up, white sides broken by trees with the gaps showing distinctly against the sky. The York hills nn-1 the range that starts back of Steel - ton and hems In the T<ebanon Valley clear down to Reading were Just as wintry, although posslhlv because tlxcy are called the South Mountains, they began to show the rocks and earth before the Blue Ridge spurs. • * * It has been cold out in the country those days, but there is a. joy In watching the winds sweep up the pnnw in swirls and pile it back of some tree or fence and then go hurry ing oft' to join the other currents from out toward Linglestown and wanner air from the city in a mad race about the slopes of Reservoir park. Winds make trees creak and nigh even In the morning and the rural telephone lines hum the desolateness of their lot. Crows from nowhere flap into | town from out hack of the State hos i pital and head dejectedly toward ; barnyards along the Susquehanna, j While city folks are shivering, rabbits and red squirrels have been seen by tho woodland lover sniffing about In bits of woodland In sight of which Steelton blast, furnaces are smoking tip the skies and groundhogs have been seen scuttling along not far from Ktiola. yards. A tramp in the coun try, if you are well wrapped up and have goloshes that keep out snow, lius more than its compensations. It ha? its joys and there is a satisfaction in viewing Rockville Gap on a clear, cold morning, especially when the snow covers lis sentinel mountains. And if you have not the time to ko to the Reservoir or Fort Washington or tho other high spots the Capitol doino offers a wintry scene that is worth the effort to climb 272 feet above tho city streets. Morgan Kdwards Gable, the bril liant Pittsburgh newspaperman, who died Friday night, belonged to this part of the State almost as much as to the City Of his activities In West ern Pennsylvania. He was born in Lancaster county and entered news, paper work in neighboring counties, being the head of a newspaper when only nineteen. He was here frequently and was as conversant with affairs In Harrisburg, especially during legisla tive sessions, as with matters in Pittsburgh. He admired the progress of Harrisburg and commended it in his writings, referring to its spirit in the city which typilies hustle in Am erica. In the thirty years of his news paper work Mr. Gable won a reputa tion beyond the bounds of Pennsyl vania. He was noted for courage, zenl and splendid devotion to news paper ideals, while his editorials have been read in Harrisburg for years with deep interest for they were character ized by clarity and strength of expres sion, argumentative, but fair as to conclusions. The forms have closed for Morgan Gable, but he will not soon be forgotten. * • • The Rev. William T. Johnson, who died the other day, was postmaster of Rristol and well-known to resi dents of this city. He started In lifer as a mechanic and prepared for tho Baptist ministry. 1-Ie was much inter ested in that church's activities anil the T. M. C. A. which brought him here. Foi several years he has been coming here in local option move ments and was quite prominent in tho Democratic campaign two years ago. » • • Representative C. ,T. Goodnough, of Emporium, was among tho week-end visitors to the city. The Cameron county representative may be a candi date again. WELL KNOWN PEOPLE" | —Dr. X. W. Thomas the new chtef Of the bureau of gas of Philadelphia, i formerly held that, position. —William T. Kamsey, Chester legis lator and past State councillor of flie f\ O. S. of A. presented a flag at Eddy atone schools .Saturday. Tr-Comniandant R. Russell, of the 1-eaguo Island Navy Yard is mak ing n list, of all motorboats owned along tho Delaware. —State Librarian Montgomery was congratulated on his" birthday on Saturday. James Spear. Jr., prominent in Philadelphia affairs, was seriously hurt In a gunning aecidont in I'torlda. —W. Yorke Stevenson, well-known In Philadelphia club and literary cir cles, has gone to France to serve with the American ambulance corps. | DO YOU KNOV That Horrlsbiirg pipe is used in Utah mines? HISTORIC IIARRISBI RG John Harris turned his trading post into a fort in 175 5. mmmmwmma Don't Take Something Else WlitMT voti want * particular brand ask for it by name aad irtpist on getting what you a sit r °Don't take "something Just as S 7t d 'ts not up-to-date storekeep- Injr to ofTer it to you. You are right In viewing the attempt with suspicion. Getting what you asK* ior means witisfaction to yourself and fair play to the manufactur er and merchant.