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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH
A NEWSPAPER FOR THE HOME
Founded itji
Published evenings except Sunday by
THE TKLEOII IFH PRINTING CO.,
Telegraph Building, Federal Square.
K. J. STACKPOLJS, Pres'i and Editor-in-Chief
F. R. OYSTER, Business Manager.
GUB M. SHEINMETZ. Managing Editor.
M Member American
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nue Building, New
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— cago. 111.
Entered at the Post Office in Harris
burg. Pa., aa second class matter.
By carriers, six cents a
<ffsKCs23dl> week; by mail, $3.00
a year In advance.
Sworn dally average circulation for the
three months ending February 29, 11(16,
it 22,785
These figures are net. All returned,
unsold and damaged copies deducted.
SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 18.
Praise is deeper than the lips.
—Brow xi no.
It is a poor heart, and a poorer age,
that cannot accept the conditions of
life with some heroic readiness.
—Stevensox.
DELAYING DYESTUFFS TARIFF
THE Ways and Means Committee
of Congress has not arrived at
any conclusion in regard to
the tariff bill Introduced by Congress
man Hill to protect the dyestuffs in
dustry. Newspaper dispatches Indi
cate that the Democrats are decidedly
up in the air on the proposition, in
dividually some of them admit that a
dvestufts tariff is advisable, but when
they are faced squarely with the
proposition of establishing potective
rates for the industry they are collec
tively disposed to balk at any such
repudiation of party policy.
One of the majority members of the
committee is reported as saying that
it would be unwise for the Democrats
to commit themselves on this issue
because the probabilities wore that
with the return of normal conditions '
in Europe our textile manufacturers
would turn immediately to Germany
lor their dyes, leaving the domestic
dye industry to languish. He was
sceptical as to whether the rates in
the Hill bill would meet the situation,
yet quite averse to higher, rates.
Another Democratic member of the
committee is quoted as saying that
the theory of protection was as falla
cious in respect to the dye industry as
it was relative to any other industry.
"We don't need protective duty rates.
What we want is higher trained
chemists," he asserted.
Every aspect of the case Indicates
that the dyestuffs industry Is going to
receive mighty little encouragement
from the party now in power. Certain
rates will be fixed in a measure to be
reported by the committee, no one
knows when. The measure will be in
corporated in an omnibus bill and dis
cussion of the dyestuffs feature will be
brief. It is a subject bristling with
technicalities, and the party in power
is tired out. We cannot hope for a
proper dyestuffs tariff until a change
of administration comes about.
"Spring due Monday," says the alma
nac. We're glad to hear It, but we sus
pect the t.ain will be delayed by snow
drifts.
FARMERS' MARKET INJURED
THE National Canners' Association
reports the total number of fac-
Tories which may be engaged
in the canning of one or more truck
crops as 2,412. Reports were received
by the Association from 1,677 factor
ies, of which 365 were idle in 1915,
249 were idle in 1914. and 84 were
idle during the latter part of 1913,
when the Democratic tariff law went
Into effect.
The industrial depression which
dogged the heels of that piece of leg
islation was evidently felt by the can
ned goods industries. The bill slashed
the duties on canned goods, and,
comparing the ten months' peace pe
riod, October, 1913, to July, 1914, un
der the Democratic bill, with the same
period, October, 1912, to July, 1913,
under the Republican tariff law, im
ports Increased 22 per cent.
Even for the same period in 1914-
15, with trade cut off by the war, our
imports amounted to about the same
total as under the Republican period.
Now that we have gotten into Mexico,
some of us are wondering how we are
going to get out.
►SHORTAGE OF PAPER
ENGLISH newspapers are begin
ning to feel the pinch of the
Impending paper famine a
famine that may before the close of
the war seriously embarrass the news
papers of the United States. The
daily publications of London and of
Berlin, too, are faced with the prob
lem of having to submit to a reduction
in size, perhaps even to an enforced
limitation of circulation.
Copies of the London Post, reach
ing this country, announce that the
publishers will be unable to supply
""•hanc® demands" and it ls reported
that some of the weaker papers have
been forced to suspend, at least tem
porarily. Perhaps this shortago has
SATURDAY EVENING,
something to do with the announce
ment of the London Morning Standard
that it will no longer be issued.
In the United States the situation
has not nearly approached such a
critical stage, but it is bad enough.
No newspaper at this time can gov
ern the quality or the color of its pa
per. The Telegraph has frequently,
of late, appeared with two shades of
paper in the same issue. Quantity ls
still available, but prices are soaring
and within tlfe next few months even
quantity may be so serously limited
as to cause not only inconvenience for
prosperous and powerful newspapers,
but great hardship for others of lim
ited capital.
Washington hears that Claude
Kitchin ought not to run again for
Congress because he is so strongly in
disagreement with so many of the poli
cies which Wilson espouses. Cheer up,
Claude! President Wilson is very
likely to tfiange his mind, and then you
will be in perfect accord once more.
And. anyway, what difference will it
make in the next Congress whether you
favor the policies of ex-President Wil
son or not?
LINCOLN'S MEXICAN POLICY
THE New York World, in a piti
fully weak endeavor to bolster
up President Wilson's Mexican
policy—Heaven save the word —quotes
the following instructions of Abraham
! Lincoln to the American minister in
Mexico at a time when the Juarez
government there was In much the
same straits as was the Huerta govern
ment when Wilson decided not to
recognize It and thus precipitated the
awful conditions now prevailing there:
For a few years past the condi
tion of Mexico has been so unset
tled as to raise the question on
both side of the Atlantic whether
the time has not come when some
foreign power ought, in the general
interest of society, to Intervene, to
establish a protectorate or some
other form of government in that
country and guarantee its continu
ance there.
You will not fail to assure the
Government of Mexico that the
President neither has. nor can have,
any sympathy with such designs, in
whatever quarter they may arise or
whatever character they may take
on. • * •
The President never for a mo
ment doubts that the republican
system is to pass safely through
all ordeals and prove a permanent
success In our own country, and
so to be recommended to adoption
by all other nations.
But he thinks also that the sys
tem everywhere has to make its
way painfully through difficulties
and embarrassments which result
from the action of antagonistieal
elements which are a legacy of for
mer times and very different insti
tutions.
The President is hopeful of the
ultimate triumph of this system
over all obstacles, as well in regard
to Mexico as in regard to everv
other American State: but he feels
that those States are nevertheless
justly entitled to a greater fore
bearanoe and more generous sym
pathies from tile Government and
people of the Vnited States than
they are likely to receive in any
other quarter. « • •
The President trusts that vour
mission, manifesting these senti
ments. will reassure the Govern
ment of Mexico of his best disposi
tion to favor their commerce and
their internal improvements.
I find the archives here full of
complaints against the Mexican
Government for violation of con
tracts and spoliation and cruelties
practiced against American citizens.
It Is not tne President's intention
to send forward such claims at the
present moment. He willingly de
fers the performance of a duty, ;
which at any time would seem un
gracious. until the incoming ad- |
ministration in Mexico shall have [
had time. If possible, to cement its
authority.
This the World cites as a parallel
of the "watchful waiting" policy of
the present administration. "The
memorandum was part of President
Lincoln's instructions to the American
minister in Mexico," says the World,
"and it defined the principle that
President Wilson has followed In
dealing with our unfortunate neigh
bor to the south."
It does nothing of the sort. It
defines a policy exactly opposite to
that of President Wilson. In effect,
Lincoln said he could not interfere in
Mexico. President Wilson, on the
other hand, has done nothing but
interfere. It. has been his everlasting
meddling with matters in which he
should have had no concern that has
kept Mexico in a constant turmoil ever
since he determined that Huerta must
be overthrown. Lincoln stood aloof.
Wilson has tried to run Mexican affairs
from Washington.
Everytlme somebody In official life
makes a blunder his friends try to
explain it away by saying that Wash
ington or Lincoln set the precedent.
In any case, it is in bad taste to at
tempt modern comparisons with
either of these two great patriots, for
we have no man in public life to-day
who is knee-high to either of them.
Wilson cannot be likened to Lincoln
in any respect. From the choice of
a cabinet for political purposes to his
piffling policy in Mexico the President
has not once approached Lincoln
either in methods or results. He could
put both his feet In one of the Lin
coln's boots, with room to spare.
The "keep-us-out-of-war slogan re
ceived an inharmonious jolt when Con
gressman Page, of North Carolina, de
clined to be a candidate for re-election
because he is opposed to Wilson's for
eign policy, which he describes as tend
ing to embroil the United States in the
European conflict. Mr." Page seems to
be of finer fiber than a good many of his
fellow-Democrats: for if every Demo
crat in Congress who disagrees with the
Wilson foreign policy should decline to
run again, the political mortality
figures would mount high, indeed.
Cato Sells. Commissioner of Indian
Affairs, knowing that his present job
will expire by political reversal next
year, Is planning to run for Congress
against Representative Callaway, who
is one of the Texas Democrats In re
bellion against President Wilson's pre
paredness program. The somewhat un
necessary information 'ls telegraphed
from the capital that the President
favors Sells.
The New York Evening Post took to
Itself the trouble and the expense ot
sending a man out over the President's
trail in the West and secured this ver
dict: "Little in Wilson tour of any en
during value." We could have given
tills Information to the Evening Post
at the cost of a return postal card.
"Visitors here to get ideas on city gov
ernment."—Newspaper headline. When
they want to know how to run a city
they come lo Ilarrlsburg.
uv
By tlx Ex -Committeeman
The first definite indication of the
manner in which Senator Boies Pen
rose will conduct his campaign for
control of the Republican State com
mittee. which is involved in the can
didacy of Governor Brumbaugh for
presidential delegates, came from
Pittsburgh last night. It was stated
that the Senator favored election of
uninstruoted delegates because of the
importance of the selection to be made
at Chicago in June. Sen
ator George T. Oliver came out against
the candidacy of Governor Brum
baugh.
The Governor was in Philadelphia at
the St. Patrick's Day dinner last night
and spoke on behalf of the foreign
born who had become good citizens
and loyal Americans. He and his
trlends talked over the situation and
arranged details for the opening of the
campaign. Much was made in Phila
delphia of the endorsement given to
tlie Governor by Senator John W.
Hoke and A. Nevin Pomeroy, Superin
tendent of State Printing, who hail
from Franklin county.
At the same time the Senator was
speaking at the St. Patrick s Day din
ner in Pittsburgh, where he received
a big reception.
In regard to the developments at I
Pittsburgh, dispatches sent from that
city aaid printed in Philadelphia pa
pers to-day say: "The selection of an
uninstructed delegation to the Repub
lican national convention and the
presentation of Philander Chase Knox
as Pennsylvania's candidate for the
Republican nomination for President
in the event the State should have a
candidate, is the plan agreed upon by
Senator Boies Penrose and Republican
Readers of Allegheny county at a con
ference held here to-day. Senator
Penrose was Informed that the an
nouncement of Governor Brumbaugh J
that he would be a candidate for '
President had made no impression
upon the voters of Western Pennsyl
vania and that Allegheny and the |
other counties of this section of the
State would follow his leadership. Sen- j
ator Penrose mot the Allegheny county >
leaders at the Duquesne Club, where a |
luncheon In his honor was given by
Geortse W. McCandless."
—Senator Oliver and Mayor Arm- !
strong were the spokesmen for the \
Allegheny county party workers last
evening. "I am against the candidacy i
of Governor Brumbaugh ' just as IJ
would be against the candidacy of j
Senator Penrose for the reason that j
neither would be a candidate in good I
faith." said Senator Oliver. "If the
Republicans of this State present a
candidate for President, it should be j
Philander C. Knox, who possesses all i
the qualifications required for that j
high office. The Democratic adminis
tration has been a failure. It has
committed a series of blunders. We j
need at this time a man big enough,
with experience in public affairs to |
manage the situation. lam convinced j
that it would be the part of wisdom j
to send to the Chicago convention an
uninstructed delegation."
"T indorse what Senator Oliver has ;
said," remarked Mayor Armstrong.
"There is not the slightest doubt in
my mind that Allegheny county and i
the other counties of southwestern
Pennsylvania will follow the leader
ship of Senator Penrose."
The Philadelphia Record to-day
gives this account of a rather interest
ing event at Philadelphia last night:
"Enthusiasm mounted high over songs i
about Ireland and words spoken by i
men of national and State fame in re
lation to preparedness at the one liun- ;
dred and forty-fifth annual banquet of '
the Society of the Friendly Sons of
St. Patrick, at the Bellevue-Stratford, j
last night, but it was tame when com- 1
pared to the riot of excitement that
greeted a telegram from United States
Senator Boies Penrose telling of his;
inability to attend the dinner and I
wishing a good time to everybody!
present, which included Governor |
Rrumbaugh. Congressman Vare and !
other political opponents. Wh4n the j
message, which came from Pittsburgh.' s
was read the bannuet resolved Itself
into a wild demonstration for the ,
i senior Senator. There were about 600
• -rnests who sat about tables in the big j
ballroom, but it sounded as if 6,000 i
nersons were cheering after the read- I
ing of the telegram by Public Service t
Commissioner Michael J. Ryan, the
society's new president and toast- !
master. For several minutes the hand- i
clapping and cheering kept up. Gov.
"rnor Brumbaugh, who sat close to the '
♦oastmaster. joined In the liand-clap- i
«ing. but Congressman Vare. who also
sat at the sneakers' table, never moved !
i muscle of hand, arm or face. After I
the cheering had subsided someone !
imposed 'three cheers for Penrose,' ;
which were given in most vociferous '
I fashion. When Toastmaster Ryan !
| canned for order with mighty pounds
of his gavel he was greeted with an
outburst of a familiar song, which was '
taken up all over the room. The
aroused diners sang 'Hello. Penrose, i
vou're a friend of mine.' The stam-'i
nede was then full on, and the toast- •
master was heard by some of the
'liners calling at the ton of his voice,
'Stop, men. stop, men, that's enough.' ;
It was not for about a minute more
that the cheering ones admitted, by
becoming quiet, that it was enough." i
—Richard R. Quay, one of the 1
| biggest Bull Moosers. was among the '
Penrose callers yesterday at Pitts- ;
| burgh.
—Governor Brumbaugh will speak J
to-niglit at Pittsburgh and meet his 1
friends to prepare for vigorous prose- j
I cution of the campaign in the western |
nart of the State.
—The Central Democratic Club last !
j night determined to remain on the ! :
I map as a state figure. A committee i !
will visit Washington to get the Presi- i
j dent to come here to make a speech,
and. failing him. io get onv prominent j
' Democrat. Postmaster Sites, Reserve |
"fink Governor McCormlck. City j
Chairman Jones. Brigadier Henrv On- |
merman and First Sergeant VanDvfce j
j will march on the national canital ;
with the club's hopes and aspirations)
for national notice.
—lt was announced last night that j
ex-Congresaman Ruplev's headquar- |
t«rs for Congress would be in one of j
| the "movie" theater buildings.
HAPPINESS
No man can judge of the happiness
of another. As the new moon plays |
upon the waves, and seems to our eyes j
to favor with a peculiar beam one j
long track amidst the waters, leaving i
the rest in comparative obscurity, yet j
all the while she is no niggard in her J
luster—for though the rays that meet!;
not our eyes seem to us as though!
they were not, yet. with an equal and h
unfavoring loveliness, she mirrors her-|i
self on every wave—even so, perhaps, ji
happiness falls with the same bright- h
ness and power over the whole ex-if
panse of life, though, to our limited • 1
eyes, she seems only to .rest on those ii
billows from which the ray is deflect-!
Ed back upon our sight.—Bulwer-Lyt
ton.
CHRIST CURETH PALSY
For whether is easier, to say. Thy
sins be forgiven thee: or to say. Arise,
and walk? But that ye may know that
the Son of Man bath power on earth to
forgive sins, (then saitli he to the sick
of the palsy.} Arise, take up thy bed.
and go Into thine house. And he arose
and departed to his bouse. But when
the multitudes saw it. they marvelled,
and glorified God, which had given
such power unto men.—Matthew ix. C 1
to 8. |
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH
• THE CARTOON OF THE DAY
, —Uradley In the Chicago Dully »'
TELEGRAPH'S PERISCOPE
—lf we were Wing Dinger we would
write a Spring poem beginning like
this: "Spring, Spring, there ain't no
sich thing."
—A steel ingot was blown through
the roof of a Lewistown mill the other
day. In other words, the ingot got
out.
—Blondes are not necessarily light
headed.
—Just now most of us would gladly
accept the opportunity of complaining
about the hot weather.
—Certain pro-Germans are complain
ing that the New York World used dis
honorable methods to procure informa
tion concerning their activities, but
nothing that the World could have done
to obtain the Interesting evidence it is
publishing is half so dishonorable as
the conduct of those it is is exposing.
—Vice-President Marshall admits
that he has "always been an optimist,
so far as the Democratic party is con
cerned." But present conditions are
enough to make even a Democratic
optimist pessimistic.
EDITORIAL COMMENT
WOTiIKR GRIM C RISIS LOOMS
fGrand Rapids Press.]
Now it is said that the shortage of
dyes may affect the color of our post
age stamps. It is going to add to Mr.
Wilson's difficulties if he has to dis
patch stern notes to the warring na
tions bearing pale-pink stamps.
THAT WOULD BE A BLOW INDEED
[Gary Times.]
Trust that the shortage of dyes won't
cause a lack of the necessary colors
| for March 17.
GETTING PRETTY CROWDED
[New York Telegram.]
Theodore E. Burton, of Ohio, for
mally announces his candidacy. Ring
I will soon contain enough hats to have
a rummage sale.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR"
LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN
To the Editor of the Telegraph:
Please print in your paper the fol
lowing letter sent to the Congressman
of the 18th district of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Krelder, in Washington:
"We beg to enter our emphatic pro
test against the passage of the Burnett
Immigration Bill now pending in the
House of Representatives. We oppose
the measure because it is contrary to
the principles of the United States of
America. As we are residents of the
district represented by you in Con
gress. we respectfully request you to
cast your vote against the Burnett Im
migration Bill.
"Nine copies of this letter were sent
us night letters signed by the following
[congregations and organizations:
Kesher Israel congregation, signed by
President M. Gross; Machzlke congre
gation, signed by President H. Meyer
ovitz; I. O. Brith Abraham, city lodge,
signed by President S. Handler; I. O.
Brith Sholoni. city lodge, signed by
President M. Brenner; Harrisburg Ben
ellcial Association, Capital lodge, sign- !
ed by Bristol and S. Toon; Arbelter
Ring, signed by Presidents M. Re'.ter
and Zuckerman; Y. M. H. Association,
signed by Shiftman: Mlzraehl, signed by |
Joseph Klein, and one signed by me.
"RABBI L. SILVER."
FISHERMEN'S LICENSES
To the Editor of the Telegraph:
Thanks for your editorial in Monday
night's paper on licenses for fishermen. ,
We believe with the Telegraph that the 1
poor fisherman should not be licensed
while the streams are polluted with
dyes and other stuff, and we look l'or
| you to help us out.
Yours truly,
A POOR FISHERMAN.
LAMP OF EXPERIENCE
It is natural to man to indulge in
the illusions of Hope. We are apt to
shut our eyes against a painful truth,
land listen to the song of that Siren
j till she transforms us into beasts. * » *
j Are we disposed to bo of the num
; ber of those who, having eyes see not,
| and having ears head not the things
: which so nearly concern their tem
poral salvation? For my part, wliat
| ever anguish or spirit It may cost. I
am willing to know the whole truth;
| to know the worst, and provide for it
I have but one lamp by which my
feet are guided, and that is the lamp
jof experience. 1 know of no way of
| judging of the future but by the
j past.—Patrick Henry.
DON'T WHIP IN ANGER
[Mother's Magazine.]
i It Is absurd to whip a child who is
| overcome by anger. The best thing
Ito do is to let him alone and let his
passion wear itself out. If he could
j be taken before the anger gets the up
per hand of him, he might be con
trolled.
What the parent should do is to :
study the things which will arouse the!
child's anger and then avoid these
things. It is the height of folly for a
parent to excite anger in a child, and i
then try to control it by punishment.
It is worse than folly: it is brutal, and
is likely to ruin the child.
YOU BET SHE IS
[Kansas City Star.]
The question is. would you want
the old-fashioned girl back again?
asks Miss Alice Murdoclt. She cer
tainly would not be much like the
modern girl, who drives a machine
and tears around outdoors most of the
time, but most modern girls can't
cook, very few can sew or wash, but!
they certainly get there in other ways I
that the maiden of other days could !
not have dreamed of. And is Just as i
lovable, rton't you think?
PATHETIC SITUATION
THE MAD COYOTE PEST
By Frederic J. Haskin
THAT wolves should have become
a serious menace to human life
In four of our western States, in
addition to destroying millions of dol
lars' worth of livestock, seems almost
incredible to anyone familiar with
conditions in the West. Yet that is
the situation which people are facing
in Nevada, Oregon and Southern
California.
The coyotes, or prairie wolves,
which have always abounded through
out the West, have been attacked by
the rabies, and the disease is sweep
ing southward at an alarming rate.
Ordinarily a skulking, cunning brute
that kills lambs and chickens, but is
no more dangerous to man than a
rabbit, the coyote has become a verit
able lighting fiend, afraid of nothing
and biting with poisoned fangs.
It is comparatively seldom, even
now, that a coyote attacks a man di
rectly; but the rabid animals are in
vading ranches and towns, where they
bite the dogs, and these in turn go
mad. constituting an ever-increasing
menace to human life. Twenty-four
persons were recently reported under
going the Pasteur treatment in Reno,
and more than a hundred have taken
it in Oregon, where the disease origi
nated. I'here have been some cases,
too, where the treatment came too
late.
In some sections, the coyotes have
fairly terrorized the people. In one
county of California, children are go
ing to school under armed guard; and
all dogs are being either shot or muz
zled. A mad coyote invaded the town
of Westport and engaged in a light
with a number of dogs. It finally beat
them off and escaped. Within a week
several of the dogs were mad, and a
muzzling ordinance was rushed
through the town council.
In Modoc county, California, a
coyote invaded a ranch, whipped sev
eral dogs, and entered a cabin where
two range riders were sleeping. The
men quickly awakened and opened
011 the wolf from their bunks
with boots, bottles and anything else
they could lay their hands on. The
coyote was knocked on the head he
rn he lu ? d bit t p n either of them.
The seriousness of the menace is
indicated by the fact that on Febru
ary second, the United States Public
Health Service held a meeting in Salt
Lake Ci(}\ of State and municipal
health officers, forest service men.
and all others who might be of use,
to discuss ways of meeting the situa
tion. Two Federal surgeons were ap
pointed to stay in Suit Lake City and
direct the treatment of persons who
Had been bitten, and also to draft lo
cal ordinances to prevent the further
spread of the disease among dogs.
addition to this, the Federal service
will supply local boards of health with
the virus used in the Pasteur treat
ment.
This source of rabies promises to
be epochal in more wavs than one
•» »i?' U ' Service is making
, : occasion to emphasize and
bring home to the people the neces
!rv.»-£°L pr .°. pcr , 111Ui:zli ne ordinances,
u he. e v ould absolutely prevent the
m*esent ° f The >' {he
present western scourge which is
threatening human life and causing
an economic loss of millions, was un
doubtedly started by S o me dog
brought to Oregon from the East
Previous to 1908, rabies had never!
appeared west of the Rockies and
seldom west of Ihe Mississippi Its
appearance in eastern cities had been
sporadic, and it was usually stamped
out pretty quickly. Nevertheless, it
has long caused the death of about
United slates Pere °" B a " nua,,y ln Ihc
In 1908 a few eases of rabies were 1
reported in the fur West, and in 1910
IQUR DAILY LAUGH]
THE DOMESTIC
SCONOMOT.
painful, but we
j can't afford to m j
miss half the J»h"WjSfcj'S*. 1
show when we've (f
I paid ten cents a
scat to see It all.
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A I offended
fijp j George dread-
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f|M il\ ceeded In setting
jfl LJj him to ask my
FIIIE.NU >0 I.OXGEII
By \\ Inn Dinger
There's a chap who was a good friend,
Irish blood Hows through his veins,
This week he has been quite sickly.
Hotly filled with aches and pains.
Thought that f would like to send him
Something nice that he could cat,
So to store I went and picked out
Oranges filled with juice so sweet.
Told the grocer man to send 'em
To my friend's house yesterday.
And last night when I went out, bo,
Thought 1 d drop around his way.
Friend who was. no longer friend Is.
I forgot, when yesterday
I sent him the yellow oranges
That it was St. Patrick's Day,
MARCH 18, 1916
'1 1 he disease broke out among the coy
. otes in certain isolated mountain dis-
I tricts of Oregon. It spread very
: slowly at first, and it is only within
| the last few months that it has de
| veloped to alarming proportions. Now
! that it is on the level prairie country
where both coyotes and doss abound,
. the public health officials say there is
! no telling how far it will spread or
| how much damage it will do. In the
open West, where livestock Is abun
dant, and where the wild coyote is the
chief carrier, the disease presents an
; entirely different problem from that
of an eastern city where an epidemic
of rabies occurs.
Just as the health officers are de
termined to make this the occasion for
a campaign against rabies, so the
, western stockmen are determined to
, use it to work up feeling against their
ancient enemy, the coyote. It is the
cattlemen that are suffering most from
; the rabid coyotes. One coyote ran
amuck in a herd of steers near Win
! mimucca, Nevada, and bit twenty
three of the animals all of which died.
, Valuable horses have also been killed.
and the total loss will probablv be
j very large.
Tt is the sheepmen who have suf
, fered from the ravages of the coyote
sinco time immemorial, however. In
! many parts of the West the covotes
have regularly killed ten per ceiit. of
, the lambs for years and years, dc
spite every effort to exterminate them,
i Hydrophobia does not make them any
more dangerous to tlie sheepmen, for
; the thick wool of the sheep protects
him from the infection. But the wool
■growers perceive that this is the
psvchological moment to strike their
ancient enemy. His cunning has
saved him for years. He has learned
; j to detect traps and poison with al
most human intelligence, and ho can
tell whether a man is carrying a
sun or not as far as he can see him.
Now that he has become rabid,
; | however, the stockmen are going after
him in a concerted fashion that prob
; ably means his doom. The stockmen's
journals are publishing full page ad
vertisements illustrated with the por
l£ ui s of Rre r coyote, and demanding
that every rancher devote two months
of the year. December and January,
to hunting him. It is planned to or
sranize community hunts, and drive
j the last coyote out of hiding.
In addition to this the government
| has recently taken the field against
(he coyote. Congress has made an
appropriation for the extermination of
| predatory animals, and now has more
Iri, an a . h , lm !l l ' e| l hunters in the Held.
The whole West is divided into nine
sections, in each of which there, is an
j inspector and from twelve to twenty
hunters, fourteen thousand covotes
| were killed in Tdaho last year, and in
I one county twelve government hunters
i killed nearly five hundred of them in
! one month. The whole West is lit
| erallv un in arms against the covote.
Tn addition to this, the disease itself
|Js destrovinsr him. In the parts of
Oregon where it first appeared five or
I six years ago, there are scnrcelv anv
s coyotes left. After successfully defy
ing mail and civilization for half a
| century, the coyote seems doomed at
' I2SI.
b ; a creat d*al Of loss
In the West before the enidemic runs
T.'.T' and It has some
I possibilities of harm that have not vet
j develoued. All of the lower animals
| are subject to the disease. i n many
"arts of the West, coucrars or moun
tain ions, wildcts and black bears
are abundant. Should the disease ob
tain a hold nmoncr these lareer and
more formidable beasts, it would be a
create- menace to human life than
THE STATE FROM DAf TO DW~
' By tlie unanimous vote of the 2,000
| who cast ballots at the chapel exer
| cises of State College, class scraps
,v. ere abolished. The recent bowl light
at Penn where one student was killej
and other serious accidents that have
occurred at other colleges have swung
the tide of student sentiment in favor
of abolition. The sanity of the move
is certain, the action of the students
commendable.
Speaking of students, John Early,
of Heading, president of the senior
| class of Muhlenberg College, Allen-
J town, has been suspended for dis
; obedience. It seems that he had an
| appointment in town for the relief of
, a toothache and took an early car
\ when a professor had told him to take
; a later one.
' i A fifty-two year old woman and
! ner 11-year-old son, the former of
whom is believed to be simple-mind
i ed. were found on East Mountain the
! other day wandering along up to their
waists in snow and almost ready to
. drop from exhaustion and cold. They
had refused all aid, had walked thirty
| miles to Scranton, and 'were on their
way to New York city by foot when
: taken in.
j Mrs. Evangeline Stoclcer, of Bangor
I, is a rip-tail roarer from Tike's countv
I Missouri, and can whip her weight
jin wildcats, you can just bet. At least
| she threw the constable out of her
I house when he attempted to serve a
I summons on her to appear before
court on the charge of neglecting to
compel her children to attend school.
The I„itita Springs National Bank
has just passed to the "roll of honor"
with surplus prolits more than equaliz
ing the capital stock. The institution
was only chartered in 190'J and the
record is believed to be the highest in
, local banking annals.
ijlEbpntng (£l?at
Ten members of the last House of
Representatives have resigned their
seats, making the largest number to
resign from the lower chamber In less
than a year from the close of a ses
sion in a long time. Should Jt be
necessary to have a special
their places would be vacant, or a spe
cial election would have to be held.
Six of the resignations were from tho
Philadelphia delegation.
Miles B. Kltts. member from tho
city of Erie, resigned when elected
mayor of that city. Cleon N. Bern
theizel, Columbia, resigned soon after
the November election and Walter S.
Young, L-ykens, recently nied liia
resignation. John C. Kaiser. Pitts
burgh, is the only one from Western
Pennsylvania to resign. The Phila
delpliians who resigned were William
H. Wilson, chairman of the judiciary
general and rules committees: Fred
erick Beyer, John H. Drinkhouse. IT.
J. Bauerle, Jefferson W. Smith and
F. W. Willard.
Pennsylvania is the banner buck
wheat State according to the Stats
partment of Agriculture. A bulletin is
sued at the Department states that over
70 per cent, of all the buckwheat
raised In this country is grown in
Pennsylvania. New York is second,
but Pennsylvania leads with half a
million bushels.
The department of the secretary
of the Commonwealth which has to
Jo with commissions, charters, cor
porations. trade marks and similar
matters, has just been asked the best
way to raise beets. The request was
received in a letter addressed to the
Secretary of the State. It was sent
to Secretary ol* Agriculture Patton
after the charter experts had scanned
it.
The intensely cold weather of the
last fow days appears to have driven
away all of the Spring birds who
came from the southland early in the
week. Last Sunday robins were seen
in half a dozen places thoroughly en
joying the mild day, but now a robin
would he hard to find unless some ono
had taken pity oil him and fed and
sheltered the bird. One man who is
a great lover of birds advanced the
idea that the birds that were nul
frozen headed away for the South as
soon as they got an inkling of the
weathpr and that while many were
lost the birds will all be about again
soon,
* • •
A couple of men were speculating
to-day upon the effect of the decision
in the jitney cases. It was estimated
that over ti.ooo jitneys in the Slate
would be affected. Philadelphia has
jitneys by the thousands, but strangclv
enough they have never gotten a hold
In Pittsburgh.
* • *
Judging from the advertisements
being made by the State Highway
Department the Commonwealth -if
Pennsylvania must be getting ready
finite a store of munitions. Bids are to
be opened next week for dynnmlt«,
powder and fulminating raps. The--j
explosives are not for defense or IVr
the use of the organized militia in r« -
pelling possible invasion of the State,
but to enable the State to push along
its work for better roads. The Siatu
authorities have to supply large quan
tities of such materials for tlio main-*
tenanee forces which must not only
keep the roads clear, but also the
| sides of the roads and engage in con
siderable reconstruction work.
* « *
Homer Green, the poet lawyer of
Northeastern Pennsylvania, who was
stricken while in court at Honesdalo
the other day, is well known to many
here through his writings. He is ono
of the most versatile of HM lawyers of
the northeast and was much in tlio
limelight because of his candidacy for
congress a few years ago.
• • •
C. P. Rogers, Jr., of th® Auditor
General's department, who is to run
for Senator in Erie county, is part
Harrisburger. He is a nephew of
Messrs. J. R. Speel and A. R. Kneel,
of this city. His mother came from
Harrisburg.
• • •
Senator W. M. Lynch, of Lacka
wanna county, who was here yester
day, is a practicing physician in his
county. He was formerly superin
tendent of a big hospital and then
coroner of the county.
WELL KNOWN PEOPLE"
WELL KNOWN PEOPLE
—The Rev. C. R. Zahnlieiscr, of
Pittsburgh, startled the license court
in Pittsburgh by first hand informa
tion about scenes in saloons late at
night.
—Congressman W. 11. Coleman, of
McKeesport, who presented bills to
halt floods in Western Pennsylvania
by engineering works, has long studied
and experienced floods in his section.
—General A. J. Logan, commander
of the Second Brigade of the National
Guard, has been assured by Allegheny
county manufacturers of interest in
increasing efficiency of the National
Guard.
—Samuel Wilson, secretary of the
Johnstown Chamber of Commerce,
resigned to go to Memphis.
—Albert E. Turner, well known
here, has been elected president of
Philadelphia Methodist laymen.
DO YOU KNOV ~~
That Ilarrlsburg engines furnish
power in a number of manufac
turing plants in the Western part
of the State?
HISTORIC HARRISBURG
This city was the seat of the
"Buckshot" war, which was chiefly on
Capitol Hill.
THE HOMELY ZINNIA
[from the House and Garden.!
Be very sure that you do not g tt. -
mixture in buying seeds of zinnl(4
though taken in a single color sel<»j
tion there are few flowers that w-l<
give greater satisfaction than tho> $
old-fashioned old-timers. And anv
color that you may prefer is gooa
although my own preference is white,
the salmon pink, deep scarlet and
yellow.
Push and Pull
Push rind pull are the com
rades which unite to make Na
tional newspaper advertising
campaigns successful
The dealer who carries the
goods puts his push behind the
pull of tlio manufacturer's news
paper advertising.
Naturally, the goods move and
manufacturers and retailers reap
fine profits.
No other advertising gets the
selling combination as forceful
ly as does advertising in tlie
dally newspaper.
The newspaper is ready by
dealer and by consumer.
Its message is as forceful to
those who soil the goods as It
Is to those who buy them.
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