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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH A NEWSPAPER FOR THB H/)MB Founded rlji Published evenings except Sunday by THE TELF.r.RAPH PRINTING CO., Telegraph Building, Federal Square. E. J. STACKPOLE, Pres'l and Editor-in-Chief F. R. OYSTER, Business Manager. GUS M. SHEINMETZ, Managing Editor. t Member American Newspaper Pub rrtr Ushers' Associa- Stm tlon. The Audit Bureau of Clrcu latlon and Penn |'H sylvanla Associate jj 3 Eastern «fflce, Has | W Brooks, Fifth Ave -9: Sm nue Building. New \\ York City; West. JaK ern office, Has- Brook. ~~Story £ Brooks, People's —— —Gcs Building, Chi " cago. 111. Entered at the Post Office In Harrls burg, Pa., as second class matter. By carriers, six cents a week; by mall, J3.00 a year in advance. ■warn dally average circulation (or tfca three months ending April 1, 1918, ★ 22,432 if Th»«e flgnrea are net. All returned, nnaold and damaged copies deducted. SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 22. i - i And ye are complete in him, which is the head of principality and power: buried :ci7A him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. Colossians ii, io and 12. THE LATEST REFERENDUM THERE is a lively interest anions j merchants in the referendum which has been ordered by the j United States Chamber of Commerce 1 with reference to the question of whether there shall be Federal legis- j lation "permitting the maintenance' of resale prices, under proper restric- j tions, on identified merchandise for ; voluntary purchase made and sold un- j der competitive conditions." One of the largest retail stores of New York which has been in the habit, j along with other stores, of cutting j prices on nationally-advertised mer- j chandise, has gone on record as favor- ' lng Federal legislation along the lines Indicated above. National advertisers j insist that the practice of cutting 1 prices on their goods detracts from the value of their advertising and at the same time draws legitimate trade ! from the local stores by directing it into mail order channels. The opposing argument advanced by some of the large department stores suggests that by the processes of centralization secured through their stores they are In a position to serve the public far better than could be j done should the United States Govern- j ment legislate to place restrictions on 1 the manner of conducting inter- J x State trade. The result of this refer- j endum will be interesting reading. j By the way. as was suggested in these columns recently, why would it not be | well to utilize the thousands of river j stone In the stream at the feet of the i "Front Steps of Harrisburg" for rip- j rapping the bottom of the embankment | along the steps. This Is a schema and It ought to be possible to 1 work It out in some economical way. A CITY MANAGER HOW long the commission form of! government will last in the! American municipalities will de-! pend almost solely upon the character I of administration. In too many cases! the commission form has resulted in j a breaking of public interest in j municipal affairs and the reaction is almost invariably against a. con- J tinuance of the commission scheme. Already certain weaknesses have been developed in the commission plan wherever it has been tried and ; there Is a movement to establish the ! commission-manager plan. This means | the people elect a commission, acting 'as -a board of directors, who hire the city manager and he in turn employs and directs the employes. It is be lieved that, this plan will become 1 popular, a large number of cities hav ing already adopted the new scheme. If we are to have centralized govern ment, as under the commission plan, it may as well extend to the limit In the employment of one man Instead of five. If the responsibility, according j to the theory of the commission i advocates, should be concentrated in' a small body it might be further con centrated in a single Individual. Then ; the people would know just who to look to for results. There are now forty cities wlt>* the commission-manager plan In opera tion and the experiment Is spreading rapidly. Under this plan the com missioners are assigned each to the headship of a city department. They assume no individual administrative work, they do not give all tholr time to the city, but only spare time; they receive only nominal salaries or none an«l continue uninterrupted their private careers. They are empowered to hire from anywhere in the nation a city manager at a good salary which they can determine. The city man ager holds office at their pleasure, is their sole executive agent In all things and runs the municipal administration under their continuous supervision and direction. As a rule a nonresident is selected for manager so that he may be free from local, political and neighborhood entanglements. It Is held as one of the strong features of the commission-manager j plan that there Is more efficiency in SATURDAY EVENING, HARRJSBURG t&afsb TELEGRAPH! 'APRTTJ 22, TOT. tho administration and a considerable saving of public money. The criticism of the commission plan now in force in Harrlsburg and elsewhere Is that each commissioner reigns supreme in his department and resents "interference" from other .commissioners, thus giving the city five separate little governments and limiting consultation in common counsel. As a matter of fact, the objections to the commission plan have been In creasing and it is doubtful whether the people will long approve the new scheme. Our own thought Is that the i most serious defect lies In the fact of ! a growlnr Indifference of the people jto the administration of their own affairs. All the churches of Harrlsburg will ! be crowded to-mdrrow and not the least | Interesting feature of the services of I the Eastertide will be the high class ! music which has been prepared for this ! glad festival. Harrlsburg has long been -noted as a jnu*lC"eehteirr and the con gregations of this city are favored with some fine choirs. SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE died 300 years ago to-morrow. Yes terday a Chicago Judge, whose | name we even now do not recall, <J e * | cided that Bacon and not Shakespeare : wrote the Immortal plays and verse j which bear the name of the Bard of j Avon. But long, long after this foolish I legal decision shall have been for i gotten, and when the Bacon contro | versy shall have become a matter over which humorously inclined students of ! : the future .will smile and crack their; I quiet jokes, Shakespeare will remain a j i name before which the mighty of the j earth will bow in humble homage. How many can quote Bacon at j length? How few there are who in j S some form of speech or other, wit tingly or unwittingly, but quote Shake speare in their daily conversation. This is neither the time nor the place to discuss Lord Bacon, but it is pass- ■ ing strange, if the learned legal gen- | tleman of Chicago is correct in his j ' findings, that the authentic writings of j Bacon bear so few of the stamps of i genius that mark every line of the I 1 .Shakespearean plays and poems. Indisputably the greatest playwright! of all time, Shakespeare has become a ' tradition, an essential in this as in many other countries, notably Ger- ! many, and, of cpurse, England. He is ; to the trained mind what food and i drink are to the athlete; the wells of his knowledge and experience are hot- j tomless, and, like the sayings of Solo mon, always pure and refreshing. The three hundredth anniversary of j SI akespeare's death has produced a j revival of his plays, tragic and ro- ' mantle. Newspapers and literary pub lications devote columns of space to a 1 I recital of his work and discussions of his writings. Libraries are feeling the demand for books on the subject, crit ical and descriptive. All England, in spite of the war, will observe the ter centenary of his death and will do lienor to his memory in many ways. At Stratford-on-Avon, the dramatist's | 1 birthplace, there will be a fortnight of [ Shakespearean performances and a : ' long series of special celebrations. All I the world will pay its respects to the j memory of the man to whom literature ! and the stage owes a debt It can never I repay. Kings and queens, statesmen and | soldiers, who lived with Shakespeare are mere shadows in the popular mind. To millions their names mean nothing. But where civilized men meet to-day, be It In the halls of the mighty or the cottages of the humble, in the peace of j the fields or the roar of the trenches, | in the crowded thoroughfares of the \ city or on the lonely wastes of the j waters or the wilderness, beside them j stands the figure of Shakespeare, the embodiment of wisdom, philosophy, learning and comradeship. In honor- j ing Shakespeare to-day the world pays j tribute to Intellect, and by so doing re- j bukes mere temporal power. In effect It says, even while the world is torn asunder by the ravaging armies of am bitious rulers, "Truly, "the pen is | mightier than the sword'." AMERICA FIRST FULLER E. CALLAWAY, a Georgia mill operator, appearing before the House Ways and Means Com- j mittee In favor of a protective tariff | on dyestuffs, declared: "I am about J 200 per cent. Democrat and 40 per | cent. Republican, but politics ought i not to enter Into the building up of the dye-making industry here." Evl- j dently Mr. Callaway's 4 0 per cent. 1 Republicanism was pleading the cause. This statement, oft repeated before the committee during the; present hearing, that "politics ought not to enter into building up the dye making Industry," Is about the most arrant nonsense of which the Demo crats have yet been guilty. In the first place, why single out the dye-making industry? Some Democrats reply that it is an Infant industry, and should be encouraged. That is a weak answer for a party to » make which has been categorically J against a protective policy of any' kind. In the second place, on what j great policy are the two great parties at issue? Assuredly it Is the tariff. The Republicans have always stood for protection to American industries, the Democrats have stood for free trade, or a tariff for revenue only, which is free trade with a handicap. In demanding of the present Congress a protective duty on dyestuffs, manu- J facturers are asking a Democratic j body to apply a Republican principle Ito their particular industry. There is | no disguising the fact. The Demo cratic party cannot, consistent with its classical policy, yield to this de mand, which is not saying much be cause that party has become hope lessly inconsistent. Dyemakers are entitled to protection. So are cotton manufacturers, steel manufacturers, wool manufacturers, miners and agri culturalists. Ail "200 per cent. Democrats" who want protection on their particular in dustries are advised to uet Into the melting pot and boil down to 100 per cent. Republican, vote for that party's candidate and legislators, ijnd make the protective policy of national ap plication, for we are going up against some awful trade tactics and foreign combinations after this war, and the "local issue" characterization of the tariff will necessitate apologies. Manu facturers must buck the line together or they will be man-handled separate ly and fatally. It shall not be "Me First!" It must be "America First!" TELEGRAPH'S PERISCOPE —Mr. Ford's remarkable success In settling the European war is probably an Inspiration to those who are backing him for President. —"After May 10," says the Sporting Editor, "baseball will be the fashion In Harrlsburg. Yep, and late dinners. 1 —After reading one or two fervid editorials In German-language news- I papers of this country we wonder why the writers can bring tfl live among such a low, degraded peo ple. —Why Is It that a man can't look at his wife's new Easter dress with out thinking about his pocketbook? —Talk about your Tower of Babel Incident, wait until the English "tom mies" try to understand one of the Russian soldiers now in France trying to talk French. EDITORIAL COMMENT The contempt that his tack of good taste, to put it mildly, has awakened among thousands of Americans who once followed his leadership is not apparently within Mr. Bryan's pur view. He cannot see himself as oth ers see him. Perhaps, however, the present ludicrous exhibition he is making of his foiled and deluded self is not without some advantage to the general public. New York Sun. PAYROLL HELPS [Johnstown Tribune.] It is more than possible that Henry Ford's efforts in behalf of the work men in his shops had more to do with his vote in the Presidential preference primaries in Michigan and Nebraska than his position on preparedness. The profits on Ford automobiles are so enormous that a minimum wage of $5 per day in the Ford shops is amply warranted. When a producer is able to secure his price, he need care but little as to the size of his payroll. The First Easter Morn Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices, which they had prepared, and certain others with them, and they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre; and they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold two men stood by them In shining gar ments; and as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He Is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee; saying, the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands t>t sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again." And they remembered his words, and returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to ail the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary, the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things until the apos tles. And their ords seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not. Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he be held the linen clothes laid by them selves, and departed, wondering In him self at that which was come to pass. And behold, two of tliem went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about three score furlongs. And they talked together of all these tilings which had happened. And it came to pass, that while they communed together and rea soned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were liolden. that they should not know him. • • • • And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread and blessed It, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and lie vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another. Did not our heart burn within us, while lie talked with us by the way. and while he opened to us the Scriptures? And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and tliem that were with them, saving, the Lord Is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done In the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. And as they thus spake. Jesus him self stood In the midst of them, and saith unto them. Peace be unto you But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them. Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise In your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that It Is I myself: handle me, anil see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And while they yet believed not for joy. and wondered, he said unto them Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took It. and did eat before them. And he said unto tliem. These are the words which I spake unto you. while I was vet with you. that all things must be 'fulfilled, which were written In tho law of Moses, and In the prophets, and In the Psalms concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures. And said unto them, thus it Is writ ten. and thus It behooved Christ to suf fer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that repentance and remis sion of sins should be preached In his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem: and ye are witnesses of these things. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. And it came to pass while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried un Into heaven And they worshiped him, and re turned to Jerusalem with great Jov and were continually In the temple' praising and blessing God.—St. Luke' Being For Temperance [Johnstown Tribune.] We feel 30 sorry for Governor Brumbaugh and a host of Pennsvlva nia Republicans, who are contending for local option. They have been ex communicated. driven out of the par ty, told where to get ofT. and otherwise reprimanded. Also, editors who dare favor any further legal restriction of the liquor traffic are kicked out of both the Washington and Republican pa. ties. It Is hard luck, truly. The dictum comes from the wettest of "wet" politicians. Tt comes from the sole champion of the idea that one saloon Is necessary to every one thou sand people. It comes from the poli ticians who regularly bolt a Republi can nomination when the nominee Is "dry." Worse yet, we are told that Repub licans who dare Introduce the sub ject of local option, or kindred issues, are not real friends of Temperance with a capital T. The way to be a friend of temperance is not to bother a bunch of politicians with the liquor issu^. feCtttc* uv "PtKKOtftccuua By the Ex-Committeeman Certification of the names of men whose candidacies for various positions or nominations will appear on the bal lot at the May primary will be made by the department of the Secretary of the Commonwealth as rapidly as the task permits. The time for filing with drawals expired last night and to-day was the last day for Inaugurating con tests of petitions for places on the ballot. The 2,400 petitions of candidates whose names will be certified are being compared with the entries in the de partment records so that the material lor the ballot will be accurate, and this work is keeping the entire force busy. The—certification of names will he made in alphabetical order, each party having its own ballot. The close of the period of with drawal was marked by some eleventh hour tiling of affidavits and by tele grams giving notice of intention to send withdrawal. The department took the position that withdrawals not in the post olHce box by 4 p. m. or In the hands of the department officials at that hour would not be received. Several came in too late. In two or three cases withdrawals failed because not sworn to. One of the amusing Incidents of the closing rush was the effort of a Luzerne county man to withdraw a withdrawal. He had sent his withdrawal In proper form and endeavored to have it taken oft through a telephone message, it be ing too late to get an additional affi davit here. Some Washington party declarations were withdrawn because that party has no presidential candidate on its ballot. —The time for withdrawing nomi nating petitions for places on the bal lot for the May primary expired yes terday. The withdrawals filed between 3 and 4 p. m. were: Republican national delegate—Philip 1,. Drum, John Shadrach, P. Hoi comb, Eleventh district; Henry Clay Chisholm, Seventeenth. Congress—William P. Slegert, Re publican and Washington. Sixth; Henry Fisher, Republican and Washington, Sixth. Senate John M. Amweg, Repub lican. Seventh. State committee—R. Earl Penrod, Republican, Cambria; Frank B. Black, Republican, Somerset. House—O. P. Beckley, Republican. Second Dauphin; D. Edward Edmond son. Democrat. Montour; Jonathan Currier, Republican, Clearfield; Mor gan W. Williamson, Republican and Democrat, Seventh Luzerne; Martin J. Morgan and John B. Cadiz, Washing ton, Seventeenth Philadelphia; John H. Crankshaw, Republican, Second Montgomery; William E. Kapp, Demo crat, Adams; John Douglas, Jr., Re publican, Eighth Allegheny. —The exchange of pleasantries be tween A. Mitchell Palmer and Michael Liebel, Jr., the rival Democratic can didates for Democratic national com mitteeman, is becoming real entertain ing. Palmer has charged that Liebel Is an enemy to the President and Liebel says that Palmer needs a few alibis. Liebel's fight has developed very suddenly and it was a painful surprise to Palmer and his pals to find that it had so much headway. —Friends of Calvin Green, the Lewistown businessman, have called attention to the fact that he has not withdrawn as a candidate for Repub lican national delegate for a minute. He withdrew his declaration, but re mains a candidate. —Pottsville's mayor may be forced to defend his title in the courts. —The withdrawals of congressional candidates in Philadelphia caused some excitement, as they resulted In ending chances of fights. —A Pittsburgh story is to the effect that most of the Allegheny candidates for national delegate are united In Roosevelt. —Senator Penrose is to speak at Moucli Chunk next week. —John Codman. Philadelphia city attache for forty years, has resigned. In announcing at Philadelphia that the Governor would take the stump next week. Attorney General Brown said his itinerary virtually was com pleted. From Huntingdon he will move westward to Invade the Pitts burgh and Erie-Crawford district. From there he will cover the northern tier of counties, and will spend the closing days of the trip In the eastern counties. Brumbaugh leaders in Philadelphia said the Governor "would be on the job In good shape." an<i scouted rumors that he still was crit ically ill. Through the withdrawal of Dr. A. M. Barr. of Pittsburgh, Public Service Commissioner William Magee will be unopposed for national delegate In the Thirty-first district. He is pledged to Brumbaugh. John D. Graham was to have been substituted for George E. Flinn, son of the Progressive leader. But. Graham was taken out of the race, and, therefore, Flinn will be unopposed a* an unpledged candidate for national delegate in the Thirtieth district. Cost of Newspapers [From Ncwspaperdom.] Two cents Is the right price for the modern newspaper; we cannot go on adding sheets forever and maintaining one cent retail. The price was set originally for four-page newspapers, hut the value of what is given tho pub lic has grown beyond all reason out of proportion with the price. Added circulation means Increased loss, especially with the war prices the newspaper publisher has to pay on all sides. He spends twenty per cent, more for news than he did a decade ago; the cost of labor has been Jumped twice in that period, and Is up about fifteen per cent.; paper fcas gained more than that, and may jump another fifteen per cent, before the year Is ended; type metal Is one hundred per cent, higher, and so are supplies; more pictures are demanded and they cost more; newer and higher-priced ma chines are required every few years. All along the line it Is more, more, more. . . . It Is the fear of one- cent competition that deters the pub lisher from raising the price; but it is so apparent that co-operation of the interests as discussed will shut out such suicidal competition that the publisher should be willing to tackle the proposition In a business-like way, and put it through. The public is paying thirty to fifty per cent, more for its clothing, and stands it without a murmur. Nobody is rushing Into the clothing business on that account. And newspapers can be put up to ten cents a week, the right price, with very- little difficulty. Summum Bonum All the breath and the bloom of the year In the bag of one bee; All the wonder and wealth of the mine In the heart of one gem: In the core of one pearl all the shade and the shine of the sea; Breath and bloom, shade and shine -—-wonder, wealth and—how far above them— Truth, lhat's brighter than gem. Trust, that's purer than pearl— Brightest trulh, purest trust In the universe—all were for me In the kiss of one girl. —Browning. THE CARTOON OF THE DAY GREETING FROM HIS CHILDREN —From I.lfe. DIXIE GOES AHEAD The Dynamo of the South By Frederic J. Haskin CHATTANOOGA, TENN. —Perhaps the most significient Industrial de velopment of the modern South, and one of the most Interest to the nation at large, is the harnessing of the streams that flow down from the Alleghanies. These mountains extend through the whole length of the South from the Mason and Dixon line far into South ern Georgia. Their wealth of coal and mineral lias resulted in the growth of some of the largest industrial cities in the South along their foothills. It Is only in recent years that the people of the South have awakene-i to the fact that in the swift Alleghany riv ers, there is a source of power far greater than that of the coal mines. All through the Soutli these rivers are now being dammed, and their rushing currents turned upon turbines that supply light and factory power to a host of cities and towns. The dis tance of the Tennessee and Okokee riv ers, is particularly favored in this re gard, and the city has taken to itself the title of "The Dynamo of the South." There are others that might well claim it. This city has simply been selected as a typical example of how the South Is utilizing its re sources in water power. There are three water power sites within reach of Chattanooga which are especially favorable for develop ment—Hale's bar on the Tennessee river, the Okoee river, and the Muscle Shoals of the Tennessee river in Ala bama. The first two have been de veloped by private capital. The third, which is by far the largest in poten tial power, has received the approval of the government engineers, and a project to develop It with government aid is the great industrial dream of this section of the South. As Is often the case In the sudden rise of a new industry, the story of Chattanooga's hydro-electric devel opment is closely bound with that of a single man. Charles E. James is his name. Chattanooga points to him frankly and proudly as the architect of her fortunes. She gives him credit for having brought to the city indus tries which are worth twenty-five mil lion dollars —and the whole assessed value of property in Chattanooga is only thirty millions. Mr. James might be described without starting an argument, as the man who made the town. The statement, however, would be strictly unauthorized; for Mr. James is In that class of heroes who have fame thrust upon them. Chattanooga newspapermen say that he Is the hardest individual to inter view in the South. He Is a small gray man who works hard at a desk In a small office all day long, and tersely refers all inquiries to some of his numerous assistants and secretaries. Nevertheless Mr. James Is a logical, THE STATE FROM DRf TODW[ The opening of the trout season has' started the ball rolling in the Logan : Branch at Bellefonte. The largest catch reported so far measured 22 inches, and the Ike Walton who pulled It in has never told a lie in his life. The discovery of a supposed "bag of gold" in the old Caldwell house at Creighton has proved to be a reality a tin box containing a one dollar bill and 13 old pennies instead of six thousand or so dollars, as originally expected. The unlucky number again. The Washington Observer observes as follows: Overheard in Tylertlale— "lf you were that New Jersey preacher fired for kissing a girl, what would you do?" "Do? I" quit." "Quit kissing?" "Goodness no, quit preach ing." Let us join in singing "Down in Old Louisiana, Where the River Klssimmee Flows." It was recently reported in a Phila delphia paper that "the progeny of a waltzing male mouse and a mother without the accomplishments will not waltz without training. But with parents who waltz, the children waltz as naturally as the baby duck takes to water." Apparently the "best laid schemes o' mice" would be of no avail without hereditary ability. "Rambling prayers breed doubt and infidelity" said a minister recently in a nearby town. Lots of people, take notice! Silas Marner all over again has been enacted in Bellefonte with the nurses at the hospital acting the role of Silas. A little three weeks' old chubby girl was found sleeping in «t blanket on the doorstep of the sisters' home at the Bellefonte convent. Light your pipes, old girls, and smoke up, because a Wilkes-Barre woman, just dead at the age of 106,, frequently said ihat smoking pro longed life. We doubt it ourselves,J candidate for the spotlight, because he is both unusual and typical. He is a native builder of the South—a Southerner born and raised who has demonstrated that the South pro duces industrial brains of the highest order. When he came to Chatta nooga with his parents and several brothers, he was five years old and barefooted. His father began the family work by accumulating some thing of fortune and a large amount of Chattanooga real estate. Charles began his career as a build er in life, helping to erect Chatta nooga's first theatre when still a boy. As soon as he came into his share of the family fortune, he disposed of the vacant real estate, gathered together all the capital he could, and proceeded to furnish the city with sundry equip ments and improvements which he thought it needed. He built a gas works and a street car system and took or er a little coal mine, quad rupled its output and made Chatta nooga an important center for the production of coke. Meantime, the great power possi bilities of the mountain streams were beginning to be realized, and a con gressional investigation was held to determine whether the city of Chatta nooga should be allowed to develop a power plant on the Tennessee river. The committee decided that the pro ject was a good one; but before granting the permit, Congress re quired assurance that the plant would be built. The city could not give a guarantee. Mr. James then took the stand, and gave his personal assur ance that if the city refused to carry out the work, he would see that is was done by private capital. The Chattanooga city fathers de cided that they could not afford to build a power plant, and it. was up to James, who took into his counsel J. C. Guild, a well-known civil engineer. Between them they had not enough capital to swing the deal; but they got assistance from New York, and the plant was built. Neither of its pro moters made much money out of the work; but they made good the assur ance given by James, and gave Chatta nooga a tremendous industrial asset. The plant is that at Hale's bar and has a total of 58,000 horse-power. It has the capacity to furnish all the power for times as many fac tories as there are in Chattanooga. Chattanooga also has a smaller plant, generating about 3,500 horse power on the Okokee river, a much smaller stream. Since the develop ment of these two projects many of Chattanooga's factories have substi tuted electrical for steam power, and a number of new ones have been built, while many small towns In Ten nessee and Alabama obtain both light and factory power from the same pints. but It Is a good talking point, anyway. Passengers on a train of the Wilkcs- Barre and Hazleton Railway enjoyed a hot tirrje In the old woods along the route the other day when they dashed through a heavy forest fire that was raging on both sides of the track. Still Mud [Kansas City Star.] We get reminders every now and then that the world Isn't finished. For instance, a motorist from San Fran vlsco reports that he has encountered the worst roads so*far in Kansas. Of course, he hadn't tried the Missouri mud roads yet. They will be In close competition. But the point is that dirt roads, no matter how well cared for and drag ged, are still dirt roads. They are not 365-day roads until a permanent hard surface Is put on them. I OUR DAILY LAUGH I FUNDS SHORT. -C" & lirnk 1 un<lerß tan d you've laid siege not /or PAIULDOXICAU The Silly mortal "who pretends™.*#? isM,*j£-i To know it termedjJ^ftp /f The less advice!^^7 The more ot it, | I you And, Lhfty IV lEbmng (Chat Only good-natured men should hold positions at a railroad passen ger station, according to "Andy" Derr, a ticket examiner for the Pennsylva nia railroad. "An ordinary person woulti throw up his job in less than an hotfr," he continued. Air. Derr had just answered a question for a woman patron for the seventh consecutive. time. H® added, "That woman has been in here every day, two and three times, inquiring about stop-over privi leges. She holds a ticket good until used, and was told so, yet she does not seem to believe what we say. How ever. there is no use -In losing one's temper. We are here to serve the rons, but there is no denying that we sometimes get vexed." Dr. J. M. J. Kaunick, city health of ficer, has received a number of letters from various parts of the United States from other health officers, ask ing for information on conducting "baby week" campaigns, and also in regard to the city milk supply, how It is inspected and the methods used. Some of these letters contain numer ous questions as to how the milk sup ply coming into the city is examined. Other requests have been received for the monthly bulletin issued by the city bureau, and for all statistics rela tive to children's diseases and deaths. Among the letters received concerning "Baby Week," were two from per sons in the Children's Bureau of tho United States Department of Labor which has been observing this city. When Wellington G. Jones, sport ing editor of tlie Telegraph, opened his mail the other morning he found a letter from a certain railroad com pany which shall be nameless, notify ing him that, there had arrived in Har risburg to be delivered wherever he desired, two "casket trucks." Mr. Jones remonstrated over the phone. The freight clerk insisted. The coffin repositories were there, they wcrft addressed to him and he simply must take them away. Mr. Jones in vain insisted that he had no use for under takers' equipment and the clerk said he ought to have thought of that be fore he ordered 'em. Finally a search of the records showed that the trucks were addressed to a man whose first name and initial were Wellington G.. who resides near. Harrlsburg, and familiarity with the name of Welling ton G. Jones had led a baseball-loving clerk into error in setting down the last name. Such is fame. Complaints of excessive whistling by locomotives, which are always most numerous in the Spring, are commenc ing to be made at the office of the State Public Service Commission again. Such complaints are always easily adjusted, it being a matter oC regulation for the railroad people, bur. for several years it. has been noticed that Springtime always brings an in crease of objections to the shrieking of whistles. One of the reasons as signed for the Spring crop of com plaints is that people contend that they are awakened early in the morning by the noise and cannot go to sleep again as readily as they can in winter time when the hour of sun rise is later. Tho railroad activity at present also lias something to do with the whistling complained of. Thousands of hyacinths and other flowers will bloom in Capitol park for Raster Sunday to-morrow, the annual display having been arranged by the State g-irdeners. The hyacinths are in full bloom and in front of the main entrance to the Capitol are two hugo circular beds of blue and white flow ers. These flowers are also blooming in other parts of the park. Two bed* of tulips have been laid out in front oW the Capitol. These beds aggregate over 440 feet. An Interesting fact In view of the presented strained situation In rela tion to Mexico and the possibility of the National Guard being called upon if affairs grow acute is that it was two years ago to-day that the American forces completed the occupation of Mexico's big seaport Vera Cruz.. It is also interesting to note that when Vera Cruz was taken in the Mexican war that a native of Harrisburg, Com modore David Conner, commanded tho American fleet which covered tho landing of Scott's army. ♦ • « Attorney J. Clarence Funk, the re cently appointed resident clerk fur tho Federal courts for the Middle district of Pennsylvania, served in his official capacity for the first time at a court session when United States Judge Charles B. Wltnier held argument and naturalization court Vn "Wednesday. And fellow members of tlic bar and court attaches were loud in the praise of Mr. Funk's admirable handling of the work. Incidentally Mr. Funk's foresightedness in preparing typewrit ten copies of the trial lists invoked upon Ills head the earnest thanks of the courthouse attaches, lawyers and newspaper reporters who heretofore have diligently searched for Informa tion as to cases and so forth. WELL KNOWN PEOPLE*] Cyrus E. Woods, secretary of tho Commonwealth, honored by Invitation to address the Academy of Social and Political Science, is one of the trustees of Lafayette. —Judge J. M. McLaughrey, of Mer cer, has ordered Investigations into clubs He assumed office in January and Is making things Interesting James A. Wakefield, Pittsburgh lawyer who was in Europe when the war began, is giving a series of talks on the battle of Mons which he saw. Charles I. Corby, who entertained the Governor in Washington, is one of the big manufacturers of the coun try. DO YOU KNOW That the control of Paxton Creek has reclaimed for lni|>ortaiit business interests the entire dis trict traversed by tills stream? HISTORIC HARRISBURG Front street has been the home ot over half of the Governors. Selling For the Retailer Mr. Manufacturer, which la the best way —to load up the dealer and let him worry out; or to keep the goods moving from his shelves? There is less selling cost In constant repeat orders Is there not? A satisfied dealer doesn't worry you much. doeH he? ' The easy way to help your dealers and to enthuse them is through newspaper advertising. Information on this subject will be given by the Bureau of Advertising. American Newspa per Publishers Association. World Building, New York.