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From, the lowest depths, there is a
path to the loftiest height. —Carlyle. j
HARRISBURG must have a new j
high school.
That became apparent yester
day when Dr. Downes reported to the j
School Board that 290 new pupils will j
enter the Central High School this
Spring and that In order to provide
them with seats, even on a two-session
basis, the chapel must be broken up
into rooms, the laboratories changed
Into classrooms and the teaching force
The demand for a new high school
has been heard Croni time to time dur
ing the past six years, with more or
less frequency, and every time it has
appeared to be near the point of suc
cess this or that Influence has stepped
In to prevent. Now the time has come
■when the need is imperative. We can
no longer tolerate conditions. The
people of the city owe it to themselves
to see to it that the loan which it is
proposed to float next Fall is adopted
in order that the School Board may
proceed at once with the actual build
ing operations. Even so, it*will be two
years at least before a new high school
can be made ready for occupancy.
The rank and file of the voters:
ought to be more interested In the j
proposed new high school than they I
appear to be. The wealthy parent may
send his boy to a private school and
college, but the poor mark must look j
to the high school to supply his child
with an education, and for that reason
the high school should be the best'
possible. If it is not u? to the stand
ard of former years, the student is
robbed of something he can never re
gain. The elimination of arithmetic
from the freshman course Is an illus
tration of how seriously the over
crowded condition of the Forster
■treet building Is crippling the school.
DESPITE the fact that in Harris
burg and elsewhere "war order"
factories are shutting down, Sec
retary Redfleld, of the Department of
Commerce, declares there is no rea
son to fear industrial or commercial
depression in this country at the close
of the war. The official economist of
the Democratic party states that the
so-called war business of the country
does not exceed five per cent, of our
total Industrial and commercial activ
ity. War exports do not exceed one- j
quarter of our total exports, says Mr. j
Redfleld, and our shipments to South
America have at least doubled.
This display of business acumen
from the head of the Commerce De
partment is as superficial in its reason
ing and as far from the truth as any- ■
thing he has uttered in recent months. j
Yes, our exports to South America j
have nearly doubled. .We are not ship
ping war supplies to South America.
Therefore, the Increase is not a war in
crease, reasons Mr. Redfleld.
It does not take much more than
schoolboy ability to kick a gisrantlc
hole In the Democratic commerce ex
pert's argument. But in all fairness
we must remember that Secretary
Redfleld's chief function right now is
to paint prosperity, which, by the way,
Is also the task of all other Demo
cratic chieftains not writing notes or
Juggling treasury balances to the
point of attractiveness.
What will happen when German,
British and French export markets
and banking organizations resume In
the South American field at the close
of the war? What is the Democratic I
Secretary of Commerce doing to'
strengthen the temporary grip we are ;
securing In South American trade?
He is issuing prosperity manifestos
and trying to lull the business inter
ests of the country into a dangerous
But the American businessman 1
knows the phenomenal growth of,
American export trade is largely due
to the war. He knows that at its
close Europe will bend all energies to
recoup. He knows that then, if ever,
■will come the acid test of American
ability to meet foreign competition.
What la the Democratic administra
tion doing to assist the businessman
to meet this eventuality? It Is talking
about antl-dumplni? legislation, post
poning action on the proposed tariff
commission, dodging the necessary
protection of dyestuffs, hut really ac
complishing nothing in a positive way
toward Industrial and commercial pre
During the present year, with the
war at Its height. Imports of thirty
eight commodities from the category
of general merchandise and agricul
tural producta commodities which
have had the most severe competition
In normal times—show an Increase of
$22,831,006 In January, 1916, over
January, 1916. What would have been
the Increase if there had been no war?
What will bo the lncreaso after the
With foreign products besieging our
markets in unprecedented fashion
through the benevolence of the Under
wood tariff, and with our exports re
duced materially through the resump
tion of manufacturing abroad, It will
not take long for boasted Democratic
prosperity to vanish.
If we are to consider an advantage
so obviously dependent upon condi
tions subject to change without notice
as prosperity, then we are prosperous
not because of the Democratic party
but In spltfe of It. Secretary Redfleld
would have us live content midst the
economic instability of this fool's para
dise. But the American businessman
and the American voter have wit
nessed something of Democratic in
competency in the last three years.
When the Fall elections come round it
will take more than prosperity preach
ments to return Woodrow Wilson to
the White Housi, especially since
many workmen already are feeling
the pinch of shrinking war business,
with nothing to brighten their horizon.
THE German victory over the Eng
lish fleet is not decisive, but it
will have a far-reaching moral
effect. That is as much as can be
said until the complete details of the
fight are at hand. One thing, how
ever, is apparent, that the British
navy has not lived up to Its reputation
and the results of the battle will
shake the confidence of the empire
In its ability to stand up ship for ship
with the Germans.
To be sure, England still continues
"Mistress of the Seas" by virtue of
the weight and number of her ships,
but it is extremely likely that the
Germans will take heart from their
success to worry the English fleet
as it has not been worried since the j
war began. More frequent dash*;
from the Kiel base may be looked for i
and a general "gingering up" of the
English navy may be expected.
On the other hand, if it is true that
the Germans lost in all eleven vessels,
that is a serious blow to the Kaiser's
sea power, for while England can
stand the loss of many more vessels
without endangering her superiority
on the waves, Germany is so hard
pressed for ships that she has been
compelled to keep what she has
"bottled up" all through the war, with
the exception of an occasional foray
such as that which resulted in the
battle of May 31.
If early reports are correct, the fight
demonstrated that heavier caliber,
longer range and more guns are the
deciding factors in naval warfare of
to-day and the lesson for America is
REACTION from the commission
plan of government by Denver,
as noted by the Telegraph yes
terday, is reviewed by H. S. GUbert
sor. in the American City Magazine,
one paragraph of which is particularly
enlightening. He says:
That there were sound reasons
for the abandonment of the old
charter is not to be denied. The
weakness inherent in the commis
sion plan, which have been fre
quently pointed out by political
scientists, revealed themselveß in
Denver. The lack of a strong ex
ecutive to keep the commissioners
working in harmony seems to have
been evident, for', as the Denver
Times said, "There has been enough
lost motion, beginning with Mayor
Arnold and continuing through the
present headless administration. *
» • The return to Mr. Speer may
mean 'one-man' power, but that is
better than no-man power." The
commissioner-manager plan, which
would have unified the administra
tive departments, was suggested as
the way out, but apparently the city
was in no mood to enter upon what
it chose to consider an experiment.
The worst feature of all these ex
perimental forms of municpal regula
tion is that they remove the govern
ment too far from the people and
thereby discourage individual interest
and initiative. The small council and
major system, with a corps of paid
department heads, doubtless had its
faults, but they are not such as have
been developed by the commission
form, and it kept the taxpayer con
stantly in close touch with the city
MUCH interest, in these days of
high cost of paper, attaches to
the announcement of the gov
ernment that its experts in the Depart
ment of Agriculture have succeeded in
manufacturing satisfactory pulp from
a number of hitherto little known
It has long been the puzzle of
paper manufacturers as to what they
would do when the spruce forests of
the country become exhausted, and al
ready, as a result of the vast quantity
of pulp required, these forests have
been decreasing rapidly in size and the
price of wood paper has been tending
steadily up.
The government experts have pro
ceeded on the ground that if the price
of newsprint paper is to be kept at a
reasonable figure more efficient meth
ods of converting spruce into pulp
must be developed or cheaper woods
substituted for it. They say that the
method of manufacturing groundwood
pulp has changed very little since its
introduction into this country In 1867.
It was with the Idea of developing new
methods and improving the old that
tests were undertaken at the Forest
Service" laboratories at Wausau and
Madison, Wisconsin. As a result, the
relation of the different steps in the
manufacturing process to each other
has been definitely established and the
merits of each treatment determined.
The paper made from new. woods was
,?iven a practical tryout byHwo large
newspapers with satisfactory results.
The tests, It Is said, show that eleven
new woods give promise of being suit
iable tor the production of newsprint
paper, while a number of others will
produce manlla paper and bozboards.
Most of these woods are confined to
the west, while the ground wood Indus
try now obtains the bulk of Its raw
muterlal from the east. It Is thought
that pulp-making plants must eventu
ally move to points where they can ob
tain a plentiful supply of wood and an
abundance of cheap water-power, two
prime requisites In the business.
The experts say that because the Na
tional Forests contain Immense quan
tities of the suitable woods and abun
dant opportunities for power develop
ment, they will undoubtedly play an
Important part In the future of the
wood pulp Industry.
It Is to be hoped that the tests have
been thorough enough to warrant the
importance attached to the results ty
the Department of Agriculture and
that they will have more beneficial ef
fect on the price of newsprint than the
inventions of a government expert not
long since have had on the price of
UNITED STATES Army officers
predict a scarcity of horses In
this country because of the
shipment of 1,600,000 animals to Eu
rope for war purposes. They advo
cate government purchase of breeding
animals In order to encourage farmers
to produce a higher type of horse.
Evidently we are to repay some of this
war-order prosperity.
—lf the Gen-nans and the English
fight a few more sea battles like that
of May 31 the American navy may be
come first without building a ship.
—The William Penn Highway hav
ing risen to the dignity of a secretary,
we may expect to hear considerable
it shortly.
—They have a "Billy" Sunday in
Japan, but we bet he can't match ours;
no man on a diet of rice could lead the
"tat-'em-allve," life that '"Billy" does.
—A spot on the sun Is going to spoil
j fishing this year, according to the
prophets," says an exchange. Wrong,
j dear prophets; the way to say it is this
J —"On account of a spot on the sun
i fishing is going to be as poor as
—These coal dealers are a heartless
lot—just as we were figuring on va-
I cation expenses along they come with
a lot of talk about the high price of
| next winter's coal.
The Italian army is said to be handi
capped by a shortage of shoes. Maybe
this accounts for the bootless cam
paign against Austria. Nashville
Southern Lumberman.
Henry Ford announces his plan for a
six-hour day and a minimum wage of
$1 per hour, and yet some people re
fuse to take his Presidential boom seri
ously.—Boston Transcript.
"Carranza." says exenange, "dearly
loves a Joke." Egotist!— Columbia
We may be plunging headlong into
militarism, but you can't prove it by
the recruiting offices.—Pittsburgh Ga
zette Times.
It'll take more than an act of Parlia
ment to give more daylight to London.
—Boston Transcript.
Eccentric J. Bull
[From the Columbia State.]
John Hull still seems to be paying
more attention to our letters than to
our notes.
Rice Unknown to Chinese
[From the New York Times]
Tens of millions of persons in China
have never seen or tasted rice, accord
ing to Commercial Attache Julean
Arnold. Peking, in spite of the fact that
it is often spoken of as the staple
article of food for the whole of the
Mongolian population. Vast areas of
the country in the north cannot grow
rice, lie says in a report to the Depart
ment of Commerce, and even in its
rice-growing sections millions are too
poor to buy or use It.
Get What You Are Worth
"As a matter of fact the world owes
a man nothing that lie does not earn.
In this life a man gets about what he
Is worth, and he must render an equiva
lent for what is given him. There is
no such thing as inactive success."
Dr. Russell H. Conwell in the American
For Him All the Time
The editor-hero of the Ishpeming
frame-up of two or three years ago has
declared for the Colonel. The hero has
been "for the Colonel" all the time.—
Rochester Herald.
Great to Be Foolish
President Wilson said once that a
man who wanted the Presidency was
a fool. Has he changed his mind, or
is he willing to stand for it?— An
geles Times.
Dying For Third Cup
T. R. isn't a candidate any more
than the small boy who doesn't ask
for a second piece of pie. —Detroit
Free Press.
The Family
There's a girlie upstairs in her bed so
Hark to the wind a-croon!
She's wrapped in a silver web of sleep.
Snug In her dream cocoon;
She hears the birds and crickets
She stirs and smiles and loves
them all.
But somewhat less than she loves
her doll —
Heigh-o for the little maid!
There's a laddie asleep In the house
Hark to the sound of wings!
Hl3 slumbers are filled with soft de
And strange, ecstatic things:
He dreams of brave knights on a
sunlit plain.
Of fairy queens that soothly reign,
That wave their hands to banish
Heigh-o for the sylvan glade!
There's a mother of both. Hark! she
gently sighs.
Kneeling beside them there.
The long day ended, 'neath starlit
She offers a broken prayer:
But out on the field, where the wild
blades leap,
Where the shrapnel bursts and the
bayonets sweep,
One lies quite still where a trench
yawns deep.
And the toll of Mars is paid!
—-£ L Stanley Baskins In Ivife.
*r the Ei-OonimlHwnu
Henry F. Walton, of Philadelphia,
one of Senator Penrose's political
lieutenants, Is to be dropped by Gov
ernor Brumbaugh as preslderft of the
board of trustees of the State Hospital
for Criminal Insane, at Farview, It
was announced by ex-Deputy At
torney General Frederic W. Fleitz at
Scranton last night. Radical changes
in the management of the institution
aro to be made. Fleitz said. A local
man in sympathy with the Governor
ana his ideals will succeed Walton as
head of the board. "The Governor is
going to announce these changes in
the very near future," Fleitz said. "He
is going to select men of capacity,
who live close enough to the institu
tion to give it personal and constant
attention, and who will be actuated
or.iy by a strong desire to serve the
institution and its unfortunate
Until now, according to Mr. Fleitz,
th( affairs of the hospital have been
directed from Philadelphia, where all
supplies are bought and its manage
ment directed almost wholly by Wal
ton. There nre nine trustees on the
board, Senator W. M. Lynch, former
Ser.ator Walter McNichols, and H. A.
Denny, Republican county chairman
of Susquehanna are Brumbaugh men
and will not be disturbed. These
three, with two appointments to be
made, will place the Governor's men
in charge. Senator Sproul, of Dela
ware; Senator Oatlin, of Luzerne; Al
fred Marvin, of Pike county, and
Charles Dortlinger of White Mills, are
ihe other members. It was also an
nounced by Mr. Fleitz that Governor
Brumbaugh has decided to appoint
former State Senator McNichols as a
supervising factory inspector, at $2,-
500 a year. McNichols was one of
the Governor's most earnest support
ers in the recent primaries.
"Political leaders who have linked
their fortunes with the Vare-Smith
Machine ara calling for 'fodder,' "
says the Philadelphia Record to-day,
"and it is reported that Mayor Smith
has decided to consider a program for
the reorganization 6f some of the
bureaus in City Hall so that places can
be made for the faithful who have
been lured away from the Penrose-
McNlchol faction on the promise that
the Civil Service regulations will not
prove a serious obstacle to those who
balk at a competitive test after they
have delivered the goods on election
day. The preliminary efforts toward
putting the reorganization program
into effect is to determine how many
of the present employes that were
not heretofore allied with the Vare
leadership have seen the light. Some
of these are being taken to the Vare
offices to make their declaration, and
as self-protection many are being
forced to acknowledge the Vares as
the real municipal bosses."
—Coincident with the departure of
the Schuylkill delegation to the Chi
cago convention, headed by William
I.elb and Senator Snyder, nominee for
Auditor General. Judge C. N. Brunra,
Progressive leader, gave out an Inter
view: "The rule or ruin bosses have
adopted the tactics of 1912 by packing
the Republican convention, especially
with the lily whites, yellow and black
delegates, who have practically no
constituency." Judge Brumm ad
vised the Progressives not to allow
themselves "to Vie bartered and cheated
by a rump convention, but at once to
renominate Roosevelt and Johnson."
But Brumm isn't taken very seriously
this year.
i —A petition asking for a recount of
:tho ballots cast in 12 precincts of the
; Thirtieth Congressional district, Alle
gheny county, for delegates to the
Democratic National Convention was
j filed in Allegheny Common Pleas Court
1 by counsel for Martin F. Howley, a
I candidate. Howley was certified by
the County Commissioners as the win-
I ner. and his certification was recom
-1 mended to the Secretary of the Com
j monwealth, Cyrus E. Woods. Later
John J. Gallagher, his opponent, con
gested the election and a recount in
; twe districts gave Gallagher a lead
of seven votes over Howley.
i —William Potter, minister to Italy
under President Harrison, and a well
known Republican will go to Chicago
as a delegate to-day to vote for Theo
dore Roosevelt on every ballot taken
in the Republican national conven
Hughes and Whiskers
[From the Boston Herald.]
Popular' discussion of the Hughes
' candidacy strangely centers about his
whisker.s. as if these in some way de- j
I traded from his ability. How the
1 ] times have changed! Nobody mention
j ed this of Harrison, or Blaine, or Gar
; field, or Hayes, or Grant. In fact, the
! bearded presidents, all Republicans, and
beginning with Lincoln, constitute al
most an epoch In American history.
How did it happen that the Demo
| crats never fell for this fashion? If
all the hirsute appendages of their
! candidates, from 1876 to 1912, inclu
sive, were assembled in a costumer's
\ showcase, there would be just three
I mustaches and one bit of cliin wliis
! kers, popularly known as a goatee.
| fashion, moreover, seems turning to
i ward the Democratic practice, the last
three Republican presidents possessing:
among them only two mustaches,
j Perhaps the greatest change has
| come in the side-whiskers. Chester A.
I Arthur was the best-dressed man In
| America at the time of his Incum
. i bency of the presidential chair, and he
. | wore side-whiskers. To-day William C.
: Redfield is the most eminent of living;
j American statesmen thus adorned.
i j Dr. W. T. Grenfell, Labrador's med
: leal missionary, home from France,
t says regarding preparedness:
"Last December, before I 'went to
France, I prayed and hoped this coun
try might not break with Germany
I and go to war. I did not understand
' then that there are times when a man
; cannot be neutral. Since I've been
; back I've been advising my friends to
• go. I have been asked If extensive
preparations for war are justifiable, as
5 if any force could be used with effect
without preparation. I am not so pes
simistic as to believe that being pre
. pared makes a man want to fight. My
' : experience has been that the man who
, lis best prepared is the last one to
I want to fight."
[Questions submitted to members of
the Ilarrisburg Rotary Club and their
. answers as presented at the organiza
tion's annual "Municipal Quiz."]
How are sewers constructed, and how
i may same be tapped?
Council authorizes the construc
> tion of sewers, which are paid for
by city. Same may be tapped by
, property owner paying $1.25 per
root front of the property to be
1 Smile!
The world Is all too sad for tears.
1 I woud not weep, not I,
But smile along my life's short road,
, Until I. smiling, die.
, The little flowers breathe sweetness out
Through all the dewy night;
i Should I more churlish be than they,
And plain for constant light?
By Frederic J. Haskin
WASHINGTON is Just at the end
of a Baby Week. From the
the sixth to the thirteenth of
May the National capital has been
turned over to the National Federa
tion of Women's Clubs for their bet
ter-babies exhibit and propaganda.
One of the most important features of
the week's program is the exhibits and
conferences of the Washington Diet
Kitchen Association, which has work
ed so vigorously during the past few
years to cut down the infant mor
tality of the District of Columbia.
The whole nation has recently be
come aroused to the need for taking
better car® of its babies. The Chil
dren's Bureau, which has conducted
exhaustive researches on the- subject
of infant mortality and investigated
the problems of several representa
tive communities, last year opened an
Infant Welfare Station at the Panama
Pacific Exhibition, where large au
diences were lectured on the proper
care and feeding of babies, many of
whom were examined and treated on
the platform. In New York city, pam
phlets on the proper care of infants
have been distributed in seven differ
ent languages in an affort to reach
every mother who might possibly save
the life of her baby with the aid of a
little knowledge and advice. In Louis
iana and Texas, exhibition cars are
sent into the rural districts where
practical demonstrations are given to
instruct the mothers how best to care
for their infants. Here the Washing
ton Diet Kitchen Association has
opened five infant welfare stations to
act in the nature of training schools
for mothers.
The Washington Diet Kitchen Asso
ciation was first established in 1896
by a woman philanthropist, for the
purpose of supplying milk and other
nourishment to the sick poor. The
society grew but slowly and in 1901
considered dissolving entirely, owing
to the lack of finances with which to
meet administration expenses. But at
this juncture the Visiting Nurse Society
of Washington came to the rescue, of
fering its services in the distribution
of broth, milk and eggs to the poor
on its visiting list. Subsequently, upon
the recommendation of the health de
partment, the distribution of broth
and eggs was discontinued and only
milk was delivered free. In 1908, the
first milk stations were established by
the association at Neighborhood
House and Noel House—social settle
ment houses —and later another at St.
Mary's Chapel.
It soon became apparent, however,
that the need for free milk was rela
tively unimportant as compared to
the need for proper instruction and
training for the business of mother
hood. In the poorest districts the ma
jority of the babies were fed on human
milk and in other cases the families
were able to pay for good, clean milk.
The association also realized that if
: they were to b(* successful at all they
must do all of their work themselves,
employing special agents for the pur-
I pose and not depending absolutely on
I the Visiting Nurse Society as a med-
I hear the la
dles are organiz
ing a Monday
Morning Club.
What's it In
tended for?
For ladles who
already belong to
(six afternoon
I presume.
Harry proposed 4
to me four times *
In two weeks. Ksnfil i'&xtrfa- "1
Whom do you
suppose he is \QCjf
practicing up for? gSrajßaflfcAflS
By Wing Dinger
A friend of mine, who, with his wife,
Sometimes gets round our way,
Called at our house, the other night.
At cards a while to play.
I mentioned the infrequency
With which the families met
And my desires that oftener
We might together get.
Friend's wife replied: "I've wanted to
Come often heretofore,
But hubby has begged oft. so that
O'er Journals he might pore.
And thus in work keep up-to-date—
I've acquiesced in past,
But I've served notice on him now
The last time was THE last.
"One of those periodicals
I looked through t'other day.
To get a hint of what It said
In a technical way—
I delved through it, and then my throat
Filled up with gasps and choices—
Ohe page was scientific stuff.
The other sixty,. Jokes."
JUNE 3, 1916.
ium of distribution. As a result, a
large charity entertainment was given
at the residence of a Washington so
ciety woman, the proceeds from which
were turned over to the association
and used to establish headquarters for
the first infant welfare station.
This was in 1914. The experiment
was at once a success, and to-day there
are five of these infant welfare sta
tions in the poorer districts of the city,
with a staff of twenty-eight volun
teer physicians, a superintendent and
eight nurses. Each station has one
large, well-lighted, well-ventilated
room, equipped with plain white fur
niture that would be within the in
come of almost any home. In one cor
ner there Is a white screen on which is
hung the model baby outfit. Including
a small woolen shirt and band, a flan
nel petticoat, a white petticoat—not
Insisted upon—and a white dress made
of longcloth or nainsook. The gar
ments are fastened with strings on the
shoulders, so that there will be no
tight bands around the baby's waist
to give him indigestion or interfere
with the expansion of his lungs. Here
the mothers foregather and have their
conferences learning the principles of
hygiene and home sanitation.
On back of this room is a small
kitchen where the babies are brought
after the.v are weighed and examined
by the physician, who advises the
mother as to the baby's health and. if
necessary, prescribes a formula for ar
tificial feeding. The nurse in charge
then takes the mother over to the
gas stove In another part of the room
and shows her how to prepare the
milk with materials kept for that pur
pose by the kitchen.
The Diet Kitchen, is not, primarily,
for sick babies, although it handles
many cases resulting from malnutri
tion. If the infant has any serious
trouble, the mother is given a card to,
a dispensary or a hospital. It is es
sentially for well babies, and its ob
ject is to keep them well; for It is a la
mentable fact that motherhood, the
one professional monopoly of women.
Is often the least understood.
Routine at the Infant Welfare Cen
ter runs something like this: The
mother of a young baby hears of the
Diet Kitchen—either she reads about
it in the newspaper, or a neighbor tells
her about It. or perhaps a visiting
nurse of the society that used to deliv
er the milk, explains Its advantages.
So a day or two later she takes the
baby to one of the stations. Here he
is registered on a card of application,
and the mother is told to bring him
the next week. A baby must be
brought twice in two weeks before he
may be enrolled on the records of the
station, in order to prove that the
mother ls\ actually interested and In
tends to come regularly. The second
time he is undressed, weighed on a
large set of scales In the front room
and then carried into the kitchen to be
examined by the doctor. The results
of the examination are written on a
large record card, together with his
date of birth, original weight, history
and heredity.
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It's never too late to mend, think
the romantic younc couple who were
the other day granted a marriage li
cense to wed, the one being 78 years
of age and the other 71. The question
is, who will gather at the foot of the
stairs to catch the bridal bouquet?
A contribution to a Philadelphia
peper recalls history in the matte* of
kidnaping and cites the instances of
the baby of A. Levine, Sharon, who
was stolen in 1599, and the case of
"Billy" Whital, of Sharon, kidnaped
It; 1909. Sharonites don't have to
worry for three more years, at any
rate, if the kidnaping takes place at
such stated intervals.
The Warren High School is this year
graduating young girls and men of all
sts-es, says the Mirror. Helen Hall is
tlie heavyweight of the class and
weighs 166, while petite Doris Hazel
tine tips the scales at Just half that
weight. That's the long and short
of It.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is worry
ing considerably about the length of
skirts nowadays. It comments pro
fusely. as "Suppose Ihe girls would get.
mad if we referred to some of those
high shoes as hip boots," and "Pres
ent day skirts remind us of the song
of the frog: 'Knee deep, knee deep.'
We see no reason why the girl's can't
find a legitimate excuse in blaming
it on the war and the shortage of
skirt materials. Everybody's doing it.
"Japan will become a second Pitts
burgh," said Sukuro Yamada, the steel
buyer from Tokio, Japan, who has
just contracted for $2,000,000 worth
of structural steel. Immediately the
price of soap in Japan will soar, we
The Gou*lersville band Is in a bad
way. There is a violent dispute as to
the ownership of band instruments,
uniforms, and a set of harness, which
was worn by the saddle horse of the
band team.
A touch of the dramatic entered
into the "trail-hitting" that followed
a sermon by Evangelist Nicholson in
South Bethlehem the other evening.
A tall figure wearing a black mask
striked In a sinister manner down the
aisle, while terrified women nearly
fainted with fright. It turned out
tl"at he was a Phlladelphlan, and his
sanity will be tested.
lEtonittg (Etjat
Hello, 1b this the editorial room
of the Telegraph?" "Yes." "Well, I
want to know whether Buchanan was
born In Lancaster or Franklin county?
A couple of us are having an argu
ment here and X want you to decide
it for us."
The Pennsylvania President was
fcorn In Franklin county, he was told,
ut a place called Stony Batter. The
supporter of the argument that our
fifteenth President was born In Lan
caster county had evidently been mis
led by the fact that Buchanan as a
young man in his 'teens studied law
In Lancaster. As a matter of fact a
$26,000 monument has been raised in
Franklin county as a memorial to the <
only occupant of the presidential chair
who came from the State ot Penn
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Until the question of supremacy is
settled between the baseball teams
representing the Department of In
dustry, and State Insurance Fund De
partment, daily business will move
slowly on Capitol Hill. According to
reports everybody is all wrought up
over the claims of each team. Wagers
are being made and to-day It was
said that friends of the Labor and In
dustry players expected to raise a
purse of $250. Both teams have an
rrmy of backers, and the next game
will be for "blood."
Some wild rumors spread over Har
risburg at intervals. How they start
is a mystery. Thursday afternoon It
was reported on Allison Hill, in the
vicinity of Fourteenth and Derrv
streets, that two piers of the Walnut
street bridge had toppled over and
a number of people hurt. Later came
a report from West Harrlsburg that
ail automobile had run off the Market
street bridge into the river. The only
accident that occurred during the aft
ernoon was the collapse of several
small bleacher seats at the track meet.
Two persohs were slightly injured.
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Progress in the plans for the com
bining of the High schools of the West
Shore into a Central High School, now
being made by the school boards, de
pends largely on the Interest taken
by the people and members of several
of the boards in the move. To date it
appears that several of the boards are
deadlocked on the proposition and in
several of the towns the sentiment
of the residents is of a like nature.
However, it has been learned by the
promoters that the transportation ex
penses Appear to be one of the rea
sons for the ditference of opinion. A
campaign of publicity and education
will be started soon.
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"In what other country in the wide
world but these United States could
such a thing as a great school chil
dren's track athlete meet- be pos
sible?" smilingly observed Attorney
John A. Herman as he gazed up at
trio thousands of excited faces of
small spectators at the grammar
school track meet on the island.
"Why," went on the enthusiastic at
torney, "I've traveled a littlp bit
abroad but I don't believe 1 ran
imagine anything quite like this.
Boys and girls together having the
time of their lives untrammeled by
the careful eye of duenna or
chaperon. And this Is Just the thing
that helps to make of the American
boy and girl th e self-reliant youth
whom foreigners so much admire if
they can't quite understand."
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Bockville bridge is quite a shelter
place In time of storm. On afternoons
when showers come up or thunder
storms come along the great arch
which spans the Riverside road Is
sought by everyone riding within a
mile and automobiles and teams are
packed into the shelter sometimes to
the number of eight or ten.
In the matter of religious fervor and
heartfelt utterances of religious joy
there is no race that can excel the col
ored race, as shown by the baptismal
service which was performed by the
Uev. W. Tolliver, pastor of the Zion
Baptist Church of this city on Sunday
morning. The rites took place In the
Susquehanna river just below Verbeke
street, where fiats, boats and canoes
and hundreds of people gathered to
see the converts "dipped." Coal dirt
and mud were as nothing to them in
their higher zeal and the happy
"aniens," joyful laughter, "yas-suhs,"
"speak-ons," Zucharlahs, "uhtn-m-ms"
and so forth ad infinitum followed one
another with rapidity as the frosty
haired old men caught the spirit of the
occasion and joined their voices to
[that of the speaker in cries of enthusi
astic approbation.
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There is printed in the April number
of the National Geographic Magazine
a picture of the oldest living thing—
the "General Sherman Tree," the
patriarch of the Sequoia National Park
of California. It was 2,000 years old
when Christ was born. It was dis
covered in 1879 by James Wolverton.
a hunter, who gave It the name of
General Sherman. It towers 279.!»
feet into the sky; its base circumfer
ence is 102.8 feet. Its greatest dtam
eter 36.5 feet. Who knows the big
gest tree in Central Pennsylvania and
will he tell us about it?
Vain Glory
It is not good to eat much honey; so
for men to search their own glory is
not glory. —Proverbs, 25:27.
Planning Details of
Republican Convention
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t/AMes a «swoii>».
Chicago, June 3. With a staft
of six clerks from his Washington
office, James B. Reynolds, secretary of
the Republican National Convention U
working over the details of the huge
conclave.which convenes here on June
7. An almost Inconceivable multitude
of details confronts those who are ar
ranging the convention.

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