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The Worldly Hope men set their hearts
Turns Ashes—or its prospers; and
Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty
Lighting a little hour or two is gone.
side-stepped the effort of his
foolish Democratic associates
who would have criticised at St.
Louis the resignation of Charles E.
Hughes as a justice of the United
States Supreme Court to accept the
Republican nomination for President.
An attempt to make a campaign issue
of this circumstance would have prov
ed a boomerang lor those would have
launched it. Those purblind partisans
failed to recall that they had furnished
all sorts of precedents for the Repub
lican course in the nomination of the
next President, among these being the
selection of Alton B. Parker, chief
justice of the New York State Board
of Appeals, and by voting on Federal
Judge George Gray in the same con
vention. Nor has it been forgotten
that the late Mayor Gaynor, of New
York, was lifted from the bench to the
mayoralty by the Democrats.
As a matter of fact, our Democratic
brethren are in a state of demoraliza
tion over the tremendous favor with
which the nomination of Justice
Hughes has been received throughout
the country. They had hoped that the
division in the Republican ranks
would continue so that President Wil
son might prolong his tenure as a min
ority head of the nation. These hopes
having been blasted through the con
servative and constructive work of the
Chicago convention, the St. Louis mass
meeting resolved itself into a mutual
admiration society under the direct
control and management of the Wash
ington administration.
It becomes more and more evident
each day that the selection of Justice
Hughes as the nominee of the Repub
lican party means a prompt conclu
sion of the incompetent management
of the affairs of the country and the
restoration to power of the party
which has invariably guaranteed pros
perity and respect at home and
Perhaps nothing so clearly indicates
the absence of campaign material in
the counsels of the Democratic leaders
as the futile effort to create public in
terest In a suggestion that a great
wrong had been perpetrated in nomi
nating for the presidency a member of
the highest Judicial tribunal In the
country. Manifestly, the esteemed
enemy assumes that the people are
prone to forget, inasmuch as its
pledges and promises have been
broken time after time with utter dis
regard of consistency and fair-dealing
with the people.
There is general protest throughout
the country over the proposed Increase
of a dollar upon each pair of shoes be
fore the end of this year. It Is pointed
out that the importation of hides and
skins for the nine months ending with
March were 608,000,000 pounds, as
against 883,000,000 pounds for the same
period in 1916 and 395,000,000 pounds in
1914. This would seem to destroy the
argument of the shoe manufacturers
that the war had cut off the supply of
hides, making necessary a great In
crease In the price of shoes.
DEMOCRATS are trying to distract
the attention of the millions of
voters who are demanding a
return to protective tariff policies by
holding up the hope of an anti-dump
ing law. The only kind of an anti
dumping law that will work out in
practice is a protective tariff measure
that will enable the American em
ployer to pay adequate wages to his
employes and at the same time com
pete with cheaply made foreign pro
ducts. In their hearts the Democrats
know thia, but they are afraid for po
litical reasons to admit it.
THE re-election of County Chair
man William H. Horner by the
Republican county committee
to-day and the choice sonje time ago
Of Harry F. Oves to again lead the
city committee place the active work
of campaign management, in the
-hands of experienced men. Both
chairmen have led the Republican
forces to victory in years past and
both are thoroughly familiar with the
details of committee work.
Mr. Horner knows every nook and
corner of the county, he has a wide
acquaintanceship and the rank and file
of the party workers have confidence
in him. Mr. Oves has been city chair
man during many years of strenuous
campaigning and knows the city quite
as well as Mr. Horner does the county.
WHATEVER may be the final de
cision of the William Penn
Highway Association regarding
the main trunk line leading out of
Harisburg westward, it is obvious that
the Newport people have a strong
argument in the fact that they repre
sent a considerable population. It is
likewise apparent that In the establish
ing of this highway, which will accom
modate so many thousands of people,
it will be necessary to concede some
thing to the larger cities and towns,
even to the extent of some deflections
from the original survey. It is highly
essential, of course, to conserve dis
tance wherever possible: but it is like
wise important that the new trunk
line shall provide accommodation for
the populous areas through which it
will pass.
Perhaps the most interesting de
velopment in the preliminaries of this
important movement is the enthusiasm
which has characterized the various
towns and cities in the matter of se
lecting the route.
Harrisburg is deeply interested in
all that affects the William Penn
Highway and it is gratifying to note
that those in charge of the work are
men of business intelligence and enor
mous energy.
SPEAKING before the Chamber of
Commerce the other day Thomas
W. Shelton said that Pennsyl
vania had stood from the very
foundation of the United States for
the integrity of the courts and the
protection of the bench from inter
ference by the legislative branch of
the government, and this unsought
assertion by a stranger of Mr. Shel
ton's standing in the country fell like
music on the ears of those who have
been accustomed to hear the good old
Keystone State maligned and slander
ed by every lecturer and writer who
happens to lack a topic, but who feels
called upon to reel oft a few thousand
words, at so much per column. These
speakers and writers have mistaken
political lies for facts and the name
of Pennsylvania has suffered. It
therefore gives loyal citizens of this
State more than ordinary pleasure to
hear the facts stated as Mr. Shelton
did in his address at the Harrisburg
The Saturday Evening Post, dis
'cussing the Pennsylvania probation
law, not only praises the statute in
question but has this to say as well:
This is an intelligent law, and we
are glad to note it in the Keystone
btate. which, by and large, probably
has as many civic virtues as ativ
other member of the Union—al
though current political criticism,
with Its powerful inclination to
slapdash sijneraliawtions, has care
fully picked out the vices that
Pennsylvania shares in greater or
less degree with the remainder of
the sisterhood, and so made her a
perennial horrible example.
The Telegraph is happy to note this
change of attitude. The facts amply
warrant the Post's assertions. Pennsyl
vania is distinctly a progressive State.
Her people as a whole are honest and
patriotic—but she has within her
borders also those who are happiest
when throwing mud, who take pleas
ure in besmirching their own State
and who are rapidly being unmasked
for the political blackmailers and
traducers they are.
IN a communication to the Philadel
phia Public Ledger a correspondent
gives expression to a thought which
is in the minds of more than a few
people in Pennsylvania. He declares
that "the Public Service Commission
is the most effectual obstruction to live
business all over the State that could
have been contrived." In his judg
ment, the only reason that it survives
is because the ordinary citizen does not
realize fully that it is against his in
This is a rather drastic criticism of
an important branch of the activities
of the Commonwealth, but unless some
radical changes are made in the law
creating the commission the complaint
of this correspondent will take more
active and general form In the next
session of the Legislature. It was
never contemplated that the rights of
municipalities should be so utterly sub
ordinated as has been the case in the
organization of the Public Service
Commission. It is possible that the
working out of the problems of this
important body will correct the evils
of which complaint is so frequently
made, but It cannot be denied that
there is a growing feeling of unrest
oyer the scope and character of the
commission's activities.
Especially aggravating to the vari
ous communities throughout the State
is the requirement that, forces them to
submit to the Public Service Commis
sion so many trifling details of local
control and management. For a time
these matters were regarded as the
natural development of a new system
of supervision, but instead of a more
reasonable attitude toward the com
mission there is evidence on every
hand of an increasing unrest and
opposition to the new scheme of State
Governor Brumbaugh has his ear to
the ground and it is known that he is
in favor of a wider measure of home
rule for cities and boroughs so that
they may work out their own salvation
under proper general laws. It is not
fair to assume that the work of the
Public Service Commission Is without
important results; nor is it reasonable
to charge this body with the improper
exercise of arbitrary and dangerous
powers. Perhaps the commissioners
themselves will be the first to admit
that too much in the way of regulation
has been imposed upon that body.
But unless the Public Service Com
mission is to lose much of its strength
and real usefulness, there must be
some amendment of the law so as to
relieve the municipalities of the con
stant annoyance to which they are
now subjected through the red tape
provisions of the act creating the
—The Democratic platform calls
for peace in Mexico—and the Demo
crats say they mean to fulfill all of its
pledges. Some promise!
Indications are that Carranza
will be weeping in sympathy on the
shoulder of Villa shortly—that is if
Villa will stand for it.
What grand June weather we
have had this week for raincoat
merchants and umbrella menders.
In claiming that the Democratic
party had fulfilled all its platform
pledges, the St. Louis convention very
properly overlooked that embarrassing
one-term plank.
From the speed and ferocity he is
showing the Russian bear must have
a Jack-rabbit and grizzly somewhere
in his ancestry.
the President's business is sure no
bonanza: Attending to politics, war, and
Carranza—Chicago Herald.
To any alliance of nations to enforce
peace wo suppose that the United States
would contribute the moral force.—New
York Evening Sun.
Lincoln was acclaimed as the "rail
splitter," but no enthusiasm is aroused
referring* to a modern candidate as
a fence-fixer.—Pittsburgh Chronicle-
The Canadian troops in Belgium and
France should do well under their new
commander, if there is anything in a
name. General Byng sounds like what
is needed on the Western front.—
Springfield Republican.
And He Was a Hoosier
♦ i T 1 ? a tall Hoosier delegate from
the banks of the Wabash, and he was
hanging rather wearily to a strap in
a Wabash avenue ear bound for the
Republican National Convention in
Chicago last week. Evidently he was
trjins hard to figure out a mystery.
he Kave it up and exclaimed
to n fellow-delegate by his side:
i=.» tr ?" K ® st experience I ever had
last night. I am registered at the
Morrison uptown, but when I awoke
tl.is morning I was lying on a bed in
f-"Jf" roon * w 'th iron gratings above
T' v. '^ ord -' thought I, 'have I
been pinched again?' Yes, I was
about town last night with some of
S!?-£« 'nation. Oh, yes, I did some
drinking too, but I must have carried
my load pretty well, for when I went
to settle for my room, T found that I
A ~t he Y " M ' C " A - Hotel
the Coliseum, and you know, they
don t take in drunks, or semi-drunks
there. Don't I remember anything
about last niprht's experience? Not
much, friend. The Inst, the very last
thing I can recall is that I was nomi
nating someone in the Republican
convention amid wild applause. That's
nil. Strange, isn't it?" And the
Hoosier from the banks of the Wab-
Tv! i u ?? ppd off ' or rather alighted, at
the Coliseum.
If They Told the Truth
[From Life.]
n,'=i Vh i?. t .i Spoi , le ' 1 chiidren you have! But
then, little else is to be expected from
people so weak-minded and irrespon
sible as you are." .
tJJ ratelv smoke more than twenty
two cigars a day." *
\ es, sir, if you are fond of seeond
"l e , a , S ' a fi ? h l® as trou t stream, fine
view of livery stable, and a lake full of
LTi.Vii atp , r . nr " l leaky boats, vou
snouid pass the summer at my resort."
"I want you to understand, sir that
JU y «?® w J pap ,S r ls r,m in th " interests
of the advertisers and controlled hv the
men who control me. And I'm no ex
eeption, either."
nn'i'Lv Il 'i I i k V uV " , fln<l that Insurance
policy all right, sir. No matter what
P"PPf"B' there s an unintelligible clause
inserted which, when properlv inter
preted by the authorities, lets us out of
payinn- anything."
"T beg leave to announce that I am a
woman of 35. married, fairly rich, mov
ing in what is known as good society:
♦ , hav ® rea<l on, y °"e half of one
•. "'ays: that I know
nothing hut the faintest smattering of
history, science or art: that T support
the name of heing a French scholar on
the strength of a few glib phrases; that
I am entirely unacquainted with cur
rent events, and that I en.ioy. and have
enjoyed for years, the reputation of be
ing a cultured and educated woman."
Drake's Drum
Drake he's in his hammock an' a thou
sand mile away
(Capten, art tha sleepin' there be
Slung atween the round shot in Nombre
Dios Bay,
An' dreamln' arl the time o' Plymouth
Yarnder lumes the Island, yarnder lie
the ships,
TIT sailor lads a-danr n' heel-an'-toe,
An the shore lights fiashin'. an' the
night-tide dashin',
He sees et arl so plainly as he saw et
long ago.
Drake he was a Devon man, an' ruled
the Devon seas
(Capten, art tha sleepin' there be
Rovin' tho' his death fell, he went wi'
heart at ease.
An' dreamin' arl the time o' Plymouth
"Take my drum to England, hang et by
the shore;
Str'ke et when your powder's runnin'
If the Dons sight Devon, I'll quit the
port o' Heaven.
An' drum them up the Charinel as we
drummed them long ago."
Drake he's in his hammock till the great
Armadas come
(Capten. art tha sleepln' there be
Slung atween the round shot. Ilstentn'
for the druT"
An' dreamin' arl the time o' Plymouth
Call him on the deep sea, call him up
tlie Sound,
Call him when ye sail to meet the foe'
Where the old trade'- plyln' an' the old
flat? flyin'
They shall And him ware an' waitln',
as they found him lone aaro!
By WIIIK Dinger
I'm srlad to see It clear to-day,
'Cause merchants of the town
Have had too many Saturdays
With rain a-fallin' down.
It is their big day, and it seems
A shame when on that day
The clouds pour forth their heavy
showers *
And keep the trade away.
So with the merchants I rejoice.
And hope the public will
Rush forth to-day and with their coin
The stores' cash drawers well fill.
I think I'd help the cause myself.
But I must be away
On more Important business—.
1 A game of golf to play.
I>e.KKoi{£ca>iia1 > e.KKoi{£ca>iia
*y the Ex-Committeeman
The manner in which President Wil
son and the men who run the Demo
cratic machine in Pennsylvania are
trying: to woo the Bull Moosers is one
of the interesting things in Pennsyl
vania politics just now. The Repub
licans are united on the ticket, but the
anti-Penroso people are still taking
toll of heads in Philadelphia and else
where because of the refusal of the
Senator and his friends to line up for
the support of the Governor. The
Democrats are united on their ticket,
but fighting among themselves as
Senator Penrose has been called to
New York to take part in the confer
ences to heal the breach between the
Republicans and Progressives and it is
expected that he will soon make a
statement on the subject, which, com
ing with the action of the Progressive
national committee, will get the cam
paign started with vigor. The Demo
crats are moving everything to prevent
the completion of harmony and count
on Vance C. McCormick's selection to
make some Progressives hesitate. In
fact. Democrats are working on the
Roosevelt radicals by saying that
McCormick really represents the
Colonel and other nonsense.
The next fortnight should prove a
very interesting period in Pennsylva
nia politics because McCormick will
be formally inducted into his new
place and will shape his policies with
the President and Governor Brum
baugh will give further exposition of
the fortunes of war.
The Philadelphia Public Ledger in a
St. Louis dispatch says: "Some of the
old Democratic leaders are sullen be
cause of the action of ME. Wilson in
choosing an outsider as chairman of
the Democratic notional committee.
Vance C. McCormick, the new cam
paign manager, is an unknown to the
Democratic 'Old Guard,' who feel
deeply humiliated over his selection.
They looked forward to the choice of
one of their own number. It is gen
erally agreed, of course, that in choos
ing Mr. McCormick the President was
obviously making a bid for Progres
sive support. As a candidate for Gov
ernor in Pennsylvania in 1914 Mr.
McCormick had the indorsement of
Theodore Roosevelt. The old-timers
are not so sure that the President will
profit by McCormick's selection. They
point out that in all probability most
of the Progressive loaders will support
Hughes, and at the same time they
declare that McCormick's elevation to
the head of the national committee
may have a depressing effect on the
boys in the trenches."
—The Philadelphia Evening Bulle
tin, in commenting upon the way the
Democrats are receiving the Presi
dent's own convention, says: "Inci
dentally, Vance McCormick, of Har
rlsburg, who yesterday was chosen to
be the new Democratic national chair
man, was "boomed" as the Democratic
presidential standard bearer in 1920.
The McCormiok boom was launched
by Ephraim Lederer, collector of in
ternal revenue. 'Pennsylvania Demo
crats have much cause for rejoicing in
the action of the St. I.ouis convention,'
he said. 'Not only were Wilson and
Marshall renominated harmoniously,
but Pennsylvania go* the high honor
of giving the new Democratic national
chairman. To my mind, Vance McCor
mick will be the Democratic choice to
succeed Mr. Wilson in 1920. I think
Mr. McCormick, by his aggressive
management of the Wilson campaign,
Will prove himself a leader who will
win support throughout the country."
Charles P. Donnelly, ex-Democratic
State chairman and old guardsman,
says: "In Pennsylvania there is only
one party and no faction, and there
will be willing hands extended to the
Democratic State committee in the
campaign to poll the greatest yote for
Wilson and Marshall ever polled for
any presidential candidate in this
State. A loyal, earnest and undivided
support will be given to State Chair
man McLean and National Commit
teeman Palmer and through them vig
orous co-operation with the new na
tional chairman, Vance McCormick."
Governor Brumbaugh yesterday noti
fied Frederick J. Shoyer, William A.
Carr and Albert H. Ladner that they
had been appointed to the Board of
Registration Commissioners, Philadel
phia. They were sworn in by Judge
Patterson. Following this the board
went into executive session to organize
and Mr. Shoyer was elected president.
The question of keeping the present
office force was discussed, but no defi
nite action was taken. However, sev
eral persons fear they will lose their
positions. Mr. Shoyer is a Republican
and Mr. Carr and Mr. Ladner are
Democrats. Mr. Shoyer succeeds the
former chairman of the board, Clinton
Rogers Woodruff, and John O'Donnell
and Allen S. Morgan were the other
members dropped by Governor Brum
—Governor Brumbaugh's appoint
ments last night all have a distinctly
antl-Penrose flavor. Monaghan and
Alcorn are Vare partisans, Mr. Alcorn
having been a delegate-al-large candi
date in his interest. The Pittsburgh
registration appointments are Magee
selections and it is even said that the
former mayor of Pittsburgh approved
the reappointment cf David L. Law
rence, who was recommended by the
Democratic state committeemen from
Allegheny county.
—All of Governor Brumbaugh's ap
pointments since the Legislature ad
journed will have to be confirmed by
the next Senate, and about the State
men who follow politics are predicting
that there will be some strenuous
times. .
—lt is understood that Hale Hill,
the retiring corporation clerk of the
Auditor General's department, will re
turn to Pittsburgh and practice law,
but that he will take an interest in
politics and boost Charles A. Snyder
for Auditor General.
—The death of Judge Robert R.
I.ittle at his home in Montrose yester
dav gives the Governor another judicial
appointment to make. It is likely that
the Governor will follow the advice of
Public Service Commissioner W. D. B.
Ainey In making the appointment. Mr.
Ainey lives In Susquehanna county and
could be judge if he desired the place
verv much.
—Judge Monaghan will serve under
his appointment, by the Governor until
the first Monday of January, 1918.
—Additional men belonging to the
McNlchol side of the house were
dropped yesterday by Philadelphia
county officials to make room for Vare
men. A story is printed to-day that.
Mayor Smith and the Vares have had
a difference over appointment of a new
chief of city property, from which the
Mayor "fired" Frank J. Cummiskey.
This is the place formerly held by Wil
liam H. Ball, now secretary to the
Governor. The Vares are said to have
promised Frank J. Ryan, but the
Mayor wants the place for a man In
his ward.
Happiness is more a mental attitude
than a material achievement.
Money more often adds responsi
bility. influences the imagination and
creates unnatural ambitions.
Adam and Eve lived in what was
cailed a Paradise. They had no great
amount of money. In fact, they lived
before money was invented, and they
lived In Paradise.—The Silent Partner.
—From the IV. Y. World.
By Frederic J. Haskin
THE experiment of trying to make
a plant grow 24 hours a day by
exposing it- to electrical light at
night was tried not long ago by scien
tists of the Department of Agriculture.
Had it been a success, wonders might
have been accomplished in the rapid
production of food crops. A nation
at war, for example, would have been
able to double the productivity of its
All of these large possibilities were
nipped in the bud. The plant grew
with abnormal rapidity for a time, and
then it <cot sick. Even though the
same amount of light and heat were
supplied by electricity at night as the
sun afforded during the day, the plant
could not grow healtnily without sun
This experiment shows that solar
radiation—quite apart from the tem
perature it produces—is an essential
to plant life; yet it is the one element
in climate which has not been closely
studied until recently. Temperature,
wind, rainfall and alt of the other
things that go to make up weather
have been carefully observed and
charted. You can write to the weath
er bureau and ask them about the cli
mate of almost any township in the
United States, and they will give it to
you for every season of the year in
exact figures. The only thing they
can not tell you is the amount of solar
radiation received by that particular
township, unless you live in one of four
places where investigations of solar
radiation are being carried on.
When these investigations have been
made in all parts of the United States,
one more element in climate, one more
factor In agriculture, will have been
charted and put to intelligent use. A
I real step forward in the control of
' man over nature will have been taken.
It is known, for example, that in
countries where solar radiation is
: strong, sugar beets yield a far higher
| percentage of sugar in proportion to
their bulk. This suggests that solar
■ radiation is an essential element in the
conversion of starch Into sugar within
the plant.
This study of the sun's energy also
opens another fascinating possibility—
that of putting the sun to work. The
construction of a practicable motor
which would use the heat of the sun
would solve the power question for
ever. The price of gasoline would
worry us no longer. Power would be
free and inexhaustible.
The problem is particularly tempt
ing because it can easily be solved on
a small scale. Anyone can build a
sun motor that will turn a little wheel,
and in Southern California one was
constructed with a concave mirror sur
face which focussed the rays of the
sun so as to develop a considerable
power. It was not, however, com
mercially practicable. The secret cf
how to capture and concentrate the
heat of the sun' 3 rays remains un
solved. Scientific observation, how
ever, may show the way. Dr. Kim
bDll, who is conducting the investiga
tions at Washington, recently discov
ered quite by accident that when an
electric light bulb is exposed to sun
light the filament quickly attains a
temperature above boiling. This sug-
The unprecedented situation of a
board of school directors having to
pass a resolution ordering the teach
ers to cash their checks for the past
four or five months' salaries has
brought the town of Hazleton vividly
before the public eye. Can business
be so far divorced from teaching as
The fly-by-night marriage of the
Scranton heiress to the streetcar
conductor suggests the likelihood of
premiums being placed upon the posi
tion of fare-collector by the railways
A check, three feet by 18 Inches In
size, drawn to the order of the Bur
gess of Warren for one dollar, will be
used to pay a series of debts of one
dollar, each person who owes endors
ing the check and turning it over to a
creditor. Quite a novel scheme.
The organizing committee of the Boy
Scouts of Wyoming Valley are adver
tising 12,000 boys for SIO,OOO in an
effort to raise funds for the Scout
movement. A boy and a fifth for
every dollar seems like a pretty fair
return on one's money.
A flve-foot long blacksnake caus
ed considerable consternation In the
business district of Pottsville the oth
er day. Mr. Reptile was willing to
be friendly, but showed tight If his au
dience showed fright. In other
words,.he reacted on public opinion.
Fudge as the only sustenance for
thirty seniors of a certain well-known
college in the State, stranded on an
Island in the Susquehanna while re
hearsing for Hamlet, would scarcely
satisfy the normal appetite. Even
the art of portraying Hamlet demands
more than that in order to subsist.
Joseph. Kiewiaky, of Pottsville, re-
JUNE 17, 1916.
gests that a large glass vacuum filled
with filaments might capture ind store
the sun's energy in usable quantities,
what it may be worth.
Studies of solar radiation are now
being carried on by the government at
four points—Madison, Wis.; Lincoln,
Neb.; Sante Fe, N. M., and Washing
ton, D. C. Observations are made of
the amount of heat that a given area
receives from the sun, and of the
amount that is radiated from the
earth, under all conditions and at nil
times of the year. The information
is accurately charted for a number of
years so that by referring to the chart
you can determine, for example, just
how much solar radiation your garden
ought to receive during the first week
in June.
! Separate observations are made of
i the amount of light afforded bv the
i sun, the direct light and that reflect
ed from clouds and the earth being
carefully distinguished.
! The investigations of the sun's heat
I are made by a pyrheliometer, which
| has been brought to a very high state
|of perfection. Its principle is sim
| pie. A bright metal plate which will
| absorb the rays of the sun is exposed
jin a glass case on the roof of the
I building. This plate is connected by
I wires with a "resistance" in an elec
trical circuit in the laboratory. In
accordance with a well-known elec
trical law, the heat increases this re
sistance, thus affecting the current,
which actuates a pen. Thus the vari
ations of temperatures are accurately'
recorded in the course of a line.
The measurement of the heat that is
radiated from the earth is of far more
importance than you would suspect;
for it is chiefly this "second" heat that
warms our atmosphere. All heat
travels in waves. The sun's heat
reaches the earth in very long wave
lengths, which penetrate the atmos
phere and are absorbed by the earth.
Later this heat is radiated out again in
short wave-lengths which are held by
the atmosphere.
This radiation of heat has given
rise to some striking phenomena. It
has long been known to mountain peo
ple, for example, that high up on
mountain sides there are belts of land
In which no frost forms, even when
there is frost in the valleys below.
These "thermal belts" were also long
known to the weather experts; but the
first accurate observations of them
were made quite recently. The weath
er men went to a region in the Alle
gheny mountains where this phe
nomenon was known to occur, and es
tablished several stations on the moun
tain side, the highest being 1,700 feet
I above the valley. They found that
during the day It was four degrees
colder than the mountain top. This
was found to be due to the reflected
heat. It warmed the air in the val
ley, which began to rise because it
was lighter, while at the same time
the cold air of the upper slopes fell.
T . hi s Process con 'n«ed practically all
£?! ' vall ®y filling with cold air
while heat rose from its bottom to
warm the mountains.. In this region,
it was possible to raise fruit far up
the mountain side; but the blossoms
were always killed by frost in the
cel\ed J3,800 for having been kicked
in the face by a mule. Many there
are who would be glad to turn the
other cheek to the muliest mule ex
tant for the sum mentioned.
The Kane Republican scarcely
merits classification with our great
est prophets when it foresees a great
frequency of rains during the next few
days The coming of the sun will be
heralded with the gusto that accom
son return of the prodigal
. I . tQ I u , esU , O H B BU »>mltted to members of
the Harrisburg; Rotary Club and their
answers a B presented at the organiza
tion a annual "Municipal Qulz."j
year h ?9ls? a " th ® death ral ® toT the
nnJF'? htee , nth an<l six-tenth per 1,-
000, based on population of 72,575.
hen you were a kid how very, very
old your "Dad" seemed to be! And
when you did some kid caper and got
caught, how well your "Dad" seemed
to understand even the most minute
details of your little game!
And now that you are a man grown,
your "Dad" seems to be younger than
years ago—seems to be the boy of
tho family—even younger than you
used to be.
Dads are fellows; fathers are
not the same.
When a boy's father has money he
is called "Father." When he teaches
Sunday school, we call him "Papa."
If he shops with mother and wheels
a baby carriage, we call him "Pa."
F.ut if he goes to the ball game and
stands on his hind legs and yells
"Slide, you suckers, slide!" and then
quietly slips back on the bleacher
boards and' smothers a groan, we
honor him with the title "Dad."—The
Silent Partner.
©mttng dUjal
Some Idea of the unusual lines in
which workmen's compensation is
operative under the act which went
into force on the first of the year is
furnished by the State that in the last
few weeks the State Workmen's In
surance Fund has paid compensation
ol \ me n killed by bulls, locomotives
tin . ir ? Bane Patients, men who wero
killed by electric current in a mill
and by lightning and while making
war munitions. Of the 1,448 classifi
cations in the State Insurance Fund
manual it is estimated that the State
has 498 lines in which it has issued
policies. The number reported to June
i 5 13.186 policies covering 122,-
609 employes. Some of the lines cov
ered in addition to the big Industries
are bark peelers, lightning rod erec
tors, colfln manufacturers, fish curersw*
iVi evo Poi"atorß, fumigation men/*"
riding masters, serum extracters, toll
gate keepers, water bottlers, manicur
ists, bill posters, playgrounds instruc
tors, bowling alley boys, cemetery
keepers, stage drivers, vaudeville per
formers, including trapeze artists,
garbage collectors, deputy sheriffs
and baseball players, there being four
chilis which have Insured their play
Hundreds of elevators, freight and
passenger, throughout the State are
being changed before the State code
governing the construction and opera
tion of elevators lakes effect on July
1. Lists have been made of thousands
or elevators and as a result of inspec
tions many new ones are being install
ed or overhauled. The code will
probably affect more appliances than
any of the standards issued by the
State Industrial Board. There are
several other codes in course of prep
aration which will be promulgated
during the year, being designed to se
cure better safety and sanitary ar
The Rell Telephone Company Is
constantly looking for new worlds to
conquer. Witness its most recent feat,
that of connecting up the alumni as
sociations of the Massachusetts Insti
tute of Technology, which has lately
consolidated with Harvard Univer
sity, in every part of the country and
giving them exclusive wire service for
a period of over two hours. The stunt
cost the company nearly $50,000, It is
said on good authority. Thirty alumni
and guests held receivers to their ears
the other evening at the Engineers'
i Club, this city, and heard the Stein
song sung in Milwaukee, the Star-
Spangled Banner with a band accom
paniment in Washington, and loud
cheers from California, Alabama,
Montana, Ohio and other sections of
the country. Alexander Graham
Bell, Orville Wrjght, Thomas A. Edi
son, Theodore N. Vail, Dr. Michael I.
Pupin, who discovered the means of
making long distance telephoning pos
sible, and other inventors and scien
tists whose names are things to con
jure with, addressed the scattered
groups by phone. An instrument was
used in the local club which made the
reeonance of the thirty phones the
same as one.
There is a good-natured colored
man who watches tenderly over the
gardens about the Harrisburg hospital.
The old gentleman has a sense of
humor. He was holding conversa
tion with a young lady the other
morning on the subject of cherries
and cherry trees, with which species
the young lady is not wholly conver
sant. Just to make conversation, this
young lady—we will call her Frances
—remarked on the bareness of one
particular tree, stating it as her firm
conviction that there would be no'
cherries on that tree during the pres
ent season.
"No, Miss," replied the old darky,
white teeth gleaming, "you-all suttin
ly am right; dis yeah's a pear tree.
Miss!" 4
Many Harrlsburgers will be inter
ested to know that John W. Alexan
der, the Pittsburgh artist, who was
much interested in the mural decora
tion at the Capitol and who was to
have executed the lunettes for the
North corridor prior to his illness,
left an estate of $414,000. Mr. Alex
ander planned a series of paintings to
show the industrial development of
Pennsylvania as a companion series
to the Vanlnghen paintings in the
South corridor showing the religious
influences which entered into the
making of the Keystone State. No
doubt the Board of Grounds and
Buildings will commission some emi
nent Pennsylvania artist next year to
finish the paintings which should have
been in place long ago.
When an umbrella takes fire on the
street something happens. The other
evening a man dropped a match into
an umbrella and it started to burn.
He did not know it until he felt it.
Then he forsook the article in a hurry
But it took fifteen minutes for the fire
to burn out and about 100 people got
—City Solicitor T. K. Saylor, of
Johnstown, is making up a building
code from those of twenty cities.
—Morris Knowles, who was here
yesterday with the Pittsburgh Flood
Commission, has been active in that
project for a decade or more.
—Dr. Leroy Weller, president of
Beaver College, received the degree of
doctor of letters from Wayne3burg
—W. B. Kay, new corporation clerk
in the Auditor General's department,
used to be a newspaper man.
—Thomas K. Donnally, secretary of
the State Red Men, has held that of
fice for over 20 years.
That Harrisbursr tin is used in
dairy buckets in Wisconsin?
This city had one of the earlv
nail factories in this part of the State.
His face is red,
w o nd e ring
He's angry?
Nothing of
i He's struggling
with a balky
So you think
she is broad
broad -minded
enough to admit
that she is nar- Job 7

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