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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH A NEWSPAPER FOR THE HOME Founded 1831 Published evenings except Sunday by THE TELEGRAPH FRI.\TI.\Q CO., Telegraph Building, Federal Square. E. J. STACKPOLE, Pres't and Editor-in-Chief r. R. OYSTER, Business Manager. BUS M. STEINMETZ, Managing Editor. I Member American Newspaper Pub rrprX llshers' Assocla gga* tion. The Audit Bureau of Clrcu s*®® latlon and Penn gSW sylvanla Associat ing Eastern office, jljf l vjlf nue Building, New York City; West liiMlfr ern office. Story, ?SS .'••» Brooks & Fin- — ~ Building, Chi cago. 111. Entered at the Post Office in Harris burg, Pa., as second class matter. By carriers, six cents a week; by mall, $3.00 a year in advance. THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 31 But no night is so utterly cheerless That toe may not look for the davm. — PHOEBE CABEY. THE STRIKE -SITUATION PRESIDENT WILSON, to use a popular term, has "passed the buck" to Congress. The Presi dent, somewhat in the position of the man between two belligerents who are hurling bricks at each other, had reached the place where he had either to admit his total failure as a peace maker or saddle tho responsibility of avoiding a strike upon Congress. Con gress is in no situation to do other than accept the unwelcome task thrust upon It. But the President cannot hide behind tho legislative branches of the government. He has antag onized both the railroad presidents and the brotherhood heads by his methods. ] He has assumed to speak for the coun try at large without consulting the country. There might have been a strike had he not intervened in the manner he did—meddled would be, perhaps, a better word —but there will fce almost certainly a strike as a result of his efforts to thrust his own Ideas upon two unwilling parties. Without going Into a discussion of the merits or demerits of the train men's demands, it must be evident to those men who hold the bal ance of power that they can create or prevent a situation in this country, in dustrial and commercial, that has nojrer been paralleled In our history. A complete tie-up, granting that such will be the case at least temporarily, of the railroad facilities of the country, ■with the consequent blow to business, would be nothing short of a national calamity Just at tho time when every element of commerce and industry should be taking concerted and har monious action for industrial pre paredness for the trade war that will come at the close of the fighting in Europe. Now, If ever, do we need preparedness In an industrial way. Low costs are necesasry if we are to meet foreign competition. Prices w\ll soar In the event of a strike. Whether Congress will succeed in enacting legislation that will stave oft or prevent the threatened strike ap pears doubtful. Certain it is that the national lawmaking bodies never faced a graver responsibility. What ever is done and whatever the out come, the results will be far-reaching and possibly of oven greater import in the distant future than they promise to be even in the present grave crisis. The time is past for extremes in any quarter. The great, public, dependent upon railroads and railroaders alike for work, food and life Itself, is watch ing keenly tho development of the sit uation, and It will not be slow to place blame where blame belongs; and once public opinion shall have condemned one side or the other, whatever Con gress may do, that side may as well lay down Its arms and give up the f.ght, for public opinion is the domi nating force in America and nothing can in the long run overcome It. At Washington the opinion prevails, even among many Democrats, that the Government armor plant for which Congress has appropriated $11,000,000, ■will never be built and operated. It to Intimated that the authorization to do eo will be used by the administration as a club over the heads of private manufacturers of armor plate to compel them to furnish armor at cost or less. In other words, the plan of Josephus Daniels will be to equip the new navy by blackmail. THE NEW DIRECTOR THERE is an Institution In Har rl&burg that in the past has not been put to Its maximum ca pacity for service. It is located con veniently close to the business section and within easy access of most of the homos In the city. It was built and Is supported by public contributions and Its purpose Is to provide a place of recreation and benefit for the boy, the young man and the older man. It has a splendidly equipped gymnasium and running track, and its showers aro the best that can be obtained. In short, It Is the logical medium through which our young men and boys, as well as our businessmen, should conserve their health and keep their bodies in trim throughout the year. The Young Men's Christian Associa tion. with its excellent facilities, cor dially invites young I-larrlsburg to come and exercise on its floors, And to prove that it Is In earnest, It has arranged to open the new year next month with a physical director in eharge who has had ample experience, i a young man wtth lots of enthusiasm | for the Job and a pleasing personality, i and, best of all, with a comprehensive I taid ooaatruoUve program tov THURSDAY EVENING, coming year which will undoubtedly appeal to the old members and the new ones who the new director hopes will be attracted to the association. Businessmen as a rule are so en grossed In affairs of the mind that they neglect their physical well-being and oftentimes are awakened to a sense of danger only when a break comes, and then It is often too late. Physi cians are unanimous In their opinion that regular exercise Is one of the best prevent-alls. The "tired businessman" does enot take exercise because "he hasn't time." Let him realize that he would be better off mentally, physi cally and perhaps financially If he but gave the proper attention to keeping himself in fit condition. In past years many have taken advantage of the op portunity offered by the Young Men's Christian Association gymnasium and convenient showers to break off from work an hour or so earlier in the aft ernoon In order to give their muscles and wind a chance to grow. Under the competent instructor who will take charge next week, these facili ties will take on an added value, and when "Daddy" and son are once start ed on the road to a better appetite, better digestion, better color and a better disposition, it will take horse power to tear them away from the beet habit that he can form. The Telegraph bids the new physi cal director a hearty welcome to Har- Tisburg. Acquaintanceship with Mr. Miller, of Sharon, is the authority for assurance to parents that their boys will be placed in good hands If they desire to enroll them in the gymnasium classes which the new instructor has mapped out We trust that his stay in Harrisburg may be a long and pleas ant one. Mr. Hughes' insistence that but half a victory will be gained if the Republi cans fail to secure a substantial work ing majority in both the House and the Senate is an indication of the political unselfishness of the Republican candi date. It is in refreshing contrast to the general attitude of Mr. Wilson, which is based on the assumption that he is the whole show, that his personal suc cess and the success of his ideas in leg islation and administration are the paramount features which the country must pass upon. THOSE LETTERS DEMOCRATIC newspapers are making much of the few Pro gressives who have declined to support Hughes. Whenever possible their letters are quoted and repeated. This morning a second letter from a Progressive who seldom, if ever, voted the Republican ticket is printed by a local Democratic organ. But yiese newspapers make no mention of Re publicans who are not going to vote for Hughes, because there are none such worthy of quoting. Neither do they say anything concerning the thou sands of Democrats who intend to scratch Wilson this Fall. Among these revolting Democrats is Lewis E. Row ley, of Lansing, Mich., whose letter giving his reasons for voting for Hughes was placed In the Congres sional Record a few days ago by Representative J. W. Fordney, of the same State. A portion of Rowley's letter read 3 as follows: I supported Woodrow Wilson in 1912 in the full conviction that he would make a great and worthy Democratic successor of Gro vei Cleveland, who combined a high idealism with a powerful practical judgment. I am opposing Woodrow Wilson in this campaign in the equally firm conviction that he has neither the intellectual conscientiousness nor the "saving common sense" of tne man whoso administration shed such luster on the Democratic name. I supported Woodrow Wilson in 1912 because he stood for "open ana disentangled processes of govern ment," for •'pitiless publicity," and for the restoration of the "author ity of our legislative bodies," which he declared was necessary to the "recovery of their self-possession and self-respect," and in order that "the people may again depend, ana depend with confidence, upon their legislators, and not lean as if lor rescue upon their Executive." I am opposing Woodrow Wilson In this campaign because as Presi dent he has done more to discour age "open and disentangled pro cesses of government," to stifle publicity, to belittle legislative bodies, and to teach the people to "lean as if for rescue upon their Executive" than any American President since Andrew Jackson, whose arbitrary conduct—to quote from that distinguished work, Woodrow Wilson's History of tne American People—"broke tne course of all settled policy, forced every question to square itself with the President's standards, altered the elements of parties"—because, in a word, by his secretlveness, his aca demic arrogance, and his studied contempt for Congress he has will fully and persistently belied his own oft-repeated and fascinatingly phrased pronouncements on these matters of supreme Democratic concern. _ I supported Woodrow Wilson In 1912 because I firmly believed that he could be counted on to carry out with a mesurable degree of faith fulness the pledges contained In the Democratic platform of that year— pledges which he himself vaunt fngly declared "say what they mean and mean what they say." I am opposing Woodrow Wilson In this campaign because he has re peatedly and defiantly flouted and repudiated some of the most Im portant of these pledges, thus pal tering with both his party and the country in a double sense, bream ing the word of promise to the ear and breaking It to the heart. The Telegraph suggests to its Demo cratic contemporaries that this letter bo published with some of those from Irreconcilable Progressives, in parallel columns, and let the reader take his choice. The meddlesome Mr, MoAdoo is cred ited by Washington rumor with the re sponsibility for the dissensions which are coming to the front in the ranks of Mr. Wilson's csmpaign managers. As son-in-law to the President, McAdoo has manifest advantages over all other seekers of the Presidential ear—and r*. cent political and legislative history is eloquent of the manner in which this privilege has been utilized, * THE INSTITUTE SPEAKER OUR old friend, the institute lec turer, ie with us again. To speak before a teachers' Institute and not get Into the headlines of the local newspaper Is for him to have failed ignominlously, and to get a top-of column position one must say some thing unusual, Hence the remarkable assertions of some of the afore mentioned speakers. And so it is, probably, that Dr. M. V. O'Shea, of the University of Wisconsin, talking to Allegheny county school teachers, fools tho Pittsburgh Dispatch into giving him a pig black head which reads; "Wen Soon to Be Without Teeth, Says Educator." "The time will come when men will have no teeth," he Is quoted as saying. "Nature sees that we do not need them. She has decreed that they must go," and adds that we will shortly find food that needs no mastication. Now we know Dr. O'Shea was joking. Think of passing up broiled steak for hamburger, or eating cornmeal Instead of roasting ears, or taking our ham deviled Instead of fried with eggs. The funny papers are making a great mis take in not hiring some of these lec turers. The Institute speaker disguises his humor behind a solemn and learned looking visage, but It is of a rare quality for all that. ""PoicttC4 CK By the Ex-Committeeman Chairman Vance McCormick, of the Democratic National committee, re turning to New York from a confer ence with the President, denied there was any possibility, he would resign or that there was strife within the Democratic national organization. "Lies—a pack of lies," he said of reports that have been prevalent since he left town. He added: "I am astounded that such reports could gain circulation. One story is to the effect that I saw Mitchell Pal mer on Sunday. I haven't seen Mr. Palmer for two weeks. On Sunday I went to see my mother at Spring Lake. I went to Washington Monday to see the President to fulfill my standing engagement to see him once a week." The name of Secretary McAdoo was mentioned. "Of course, others are making sug gestions," said Mr. McCormick. "Ev ery one who is Interested is making suggestions. We are all working to gether." "Had you heard that It had been suggested to William F. McCombs that he withdraw from the contest for the Democratic nomination for the Senate?" "No, I have not heard that," said Mr. McCormick. "Mr. McCombs ask ed me to visit him at Saratoga on Sunday, and I deeply regret that I was unable to do so. I expect to see him when he comes to the city." "Is there any dissatisfaction over the men who have-becn designated for the other places on the State ticket?" "No. The National and the State organizations will work together for the election of Mr. McCombs and for every one else on the State ticket. That Is true In this end in every other State." "Are there going to be any changes in your staff here?" "No," said Mr. McCormick emphati cally. "How about Mr. Lynch?" he was asked. "There has been a report that National Committeemen Frederick Lynch was dissatisfied with the role assigned to him at the headquarters." "I am sure that Mr. Lynch is satis fied," said Mr. McCormick. Ontario's Retreat Sought A combination of previous steady education of the electors and wisdom born of the war led the province of Ontario to put a prohibitory law on ! its statute book. The hostile political and forces which a province so large, so well-to-do and so domi nated by a city as Ontario is can bring against a law of this kind, when pro posed even as a measure of patriotism, are not to be underrated. Hence the greater significance of the victory at the polls by which the most progres sive of the eastern Canadian provinces took its place by the side of the west ern provinces, and with which the cause of prohibition, as a Dominion measure, took a long step forward. These same hostile forces have never ceased opposition to the law. They do hot take the answer to be final, and, if they can, they will pre vent the law being executed honestly and squarely, so as to bring It and the prohibition cause into disrepute. Signs now multiply showing fhat If they have their way the law will never become operative. They would repeal It be fore it becomes binding and they are tempting the ministry in power to side with them in this attempt. Partisan exigencies are such that the scheme is attractive to some political leaders of the province, hence the rumors of re treat, and the rising up of the temp erance forces in defense of the law. With them stand voters who, though not prohibitionists, nevertheleis believe in fair play and a square deal and will not see the statute bandied about by politicians to suit their convenience or personal Interests. Ontario's prohibitionists fortunately seem to be aroused to the need of de fensive and offensive action, and are letting It be known thai any tamper ing with a law that has yet to be test ed will bring down punishment upon politicians doing it. The controversy will, It is to be hoped, end In a way to show Just who really are friends of prohibitory law and enemies of the open saloon, and who are not. The contest will be watched in the west, where there Is no hint of any return to a license system since the prohibitory laws became ef fective. A refusal by Ontario to test the law before repealing It would Im pair the western provinces' respect and deference for tbe province that has had a major share In Dominion expansion and political evolution, Christian Science Monitor, A Modern Hannibal General Carlo Glordana, the brave Italian mountain leader recently killed near the Austrian lines, was the man chiefly responsible for the extraordin ary success of the soldiers in maneu vering at prodigious heights. His men were young, athletio, willing; but he knew that a prudent adaptation to wind and weather was the better part of valor in Alpine battle and he saw to it that his troops had warm soup and thick clothes and well greased shoes. He followed the ex ample of the Arctic hare's defensive coloring, and clad his men in white apparel. He was a philosopher, "The mountains are like the sea," he de clared. "Before you can win a battle upon them you must first have con quered them." Too often the impetu ous, intrepid officer, impatient of the obstacles that beset his path, relies on human endurance and zeal to meet the foe, instead of preparing in cool blood the things a soldier must have to do his work well. Thus we sent our troops to the Mexican border, even as we sent them to the Spanish War, trusting to their own patriotism to feed them and teach them how to handle a rifle. Kitchener's way was different, and so was that of Oiordana. In modern warfare victory generally goes to those who see it to that straps and buckles are right, that boxes do not split open, that horses are prop erly broken, that machine guns do not jam, that shoe leather is durable.— Philadelphia Public Ledger. Reason For Censorship Adding up the Russian figures, we And that the Russians have already twice as many prisoners as thev have soldiers. And yet soma people wonder why a censorship has been establish ed!— Cleveland Plain Dealer. HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH - THE CARTOON OF THE DAY THE DAWN OF EMANCIPATION TELEGRAPH PERISCOPE 1 —There Is a growing suspicion that Veiiizelos must have at one time or another been a member of Tammany Hal). —'Well, well, well, and so the Demo crats are going to blame all their shortcomings on Bryan. Even their failure to endorse national prohibition, we suppose. —William Allen White having as sured Hughes that Kansas will be solid for him, we arise to declare that so far as we are concerned there is nothing the matter with Kansas. —For once, at least, congressmen want to go home and can't. —Blondes, says a Chicago professor, are more susceptible, and many would agree with him had he not added — to infantile paralysis. EDITORIAL COMMENT] No one ever knows how many art treasures a village possesses until it has been effectively bombarded. —Wash- ington Post. Well, anyway, when Pershing does come out of Mexico, he will leave a pretty good auto road behind him.— Memphis News Scimitar. Bread and milk may be going up, but the price of at least one essential or life—the small motorcar—has been again reduced.—Baltimore News. Austrians felt so secure, they opened beer gardens in some of their trenches. This will probably stimulate the allies to greater efforts.—New York Evening Telegram. | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AXEXT TROLLEY STRIKE To the Editor of the Telegraph: President Musser is entitled to his opinion iust like .every other good American citizen on any and alf | topics of the day. To be a big man in this country of ours to-day, you need to be broad in mind as well as liberal in your views of your fellow-man. We are liberal enough to give to Mr. Musser for being a trained man ' in his particular line of business, or else the directors of the Harrisburg Railways Company would not place him at the head of the concern. Thw directors look to Mr. Musser to safe guard their interests and also to re ceive an annual dividend on their in vestments. On that score no liberal minded man has any grievance against Mr. Musser or the board of directors, for any sane person knows thai an in dividual or company of men are not in business for their health or the pleas ure of the thing, or for Just giving work to the unemployed. For possessina these qualifications, Mr. Musser must draw down a good, nice salary, and \v» must also agree, for his leadership he is entitled to the extra compensation. The employes of the Hairisburg Railways Company had the same thing In view as regards a leader when they wanted better living conditions, and tnu matter was put before Mr. Musser in a quiet, business-like manner. The em ployes chose their leader for his special training Just like the traction company had chosen Mr. Musser. Now, why should Mr. Musser abuse, labor leaders? We must have leaders, if we did not this would be a funny old world of ours. Mr. Musser says "a man does not ac quire a vested right in his employer t, property by means of his employment." Very true. But it is wise leader at least who strives to impress on the employe the importance or co-operation on all matters that will increase the revenue of the company. The employe is not your property, either, Mr, Musser—you have Just merely hired him, Do you suppose when a company employs a man that he buys him body and soul? The money he receives for wages does not entitle any man to throttle his energies as the whim may suit him. What you get out of your employes depends to a great extent on the man higher up. The chances are if they are slow, indifferent, and disinterested, tno fault lies at your door. What have you done to encourage and give them in centive to become greater factors in declaring bigger dividends for youi company? Naturally, your business cannot be as interesting to them as It is to you—because it is your business It is up to you to get them interested and keep them in good mood. Have you always tried to do this? Encouragement is one of the greatest essentials in the world. It is a tonic —it stimulates the fuels of endeavor in the fire. Money can accomplish many things, but it seldom can make a man put his heart into work he does not like. Encouragement—a few kinu words when things don't exactly break right—is a great help, have you trlea this? Encourage your men by words and actions, then you'll both be winners. Your leadership and the spirit shown in dealing with your charges will be an indication of the following you can ex pect. Be at all times one of your men and don't let your personal affairs make you "grouchy" when speaking to your emplyoyes. "Have you always tried this? Let both leaders get together ana settle the long drawn-out trollev strike: the public has been very patient and good-naturedly walking to show its loyalty to the working class, ana theru remains not the slightest doubt but tht> masses will continue to do so as long as the strike lasts. In the end. tho public will win the fight, unless thu traction company and the stockholders acknowledges the error of their way». The trolley men are hard—exposed to all kinds of weather—the continued jarring of the cars on their nerves day in and day out is not conducive to gooa health nor longevity, a reason that should be an incentive for better wages. Fair play. Mr. Mitsser, for thu trolleymen and the public. Are they getting It? H. L. MCLAUGHLIN. president Division 709. MAINE WRITER TO GOV. BRUMBA LC. BATEMAN, special writer for | the Lewiston Journal, of Lewis- j ton, Me., gives the following in teresting account of his visit to the j summer home of Governor Martin G. Brumbaugh: It was a delightful day and a de lightful occasion. We refer to a visit recently made to the summer home of Governor Mar tin G. Brumbaugh, and that of Samuel Maxim, in Wayne. The one is the chief executive of j the great State of Pennsylvania, while the other is the brother of Sir Hiram and Hudson Maxim, two of the greatest inventors of the age. Both of these gentlemen are geni uses in their own way. Gov. Brum baugh is one of the most finished scholars in the country and one of its greatest statesmen. To have such a man and his wife as summer guests is delightful to the people of Wayne and they regard them as one of their great est assets. Samuel Maxim is a finished chem ist, and In his own way as great an inventor as his more distinguished brothers. While their genius runs for \ warlike inventions those of "Sam," I as he is affectionately called, run along : the paths of peace. Only recently he has made a discovery that bids fair I - Tariff Commission (Washington fost) Congress is about to fix the status of the new tariff commission. In some quarters, there is an effort to cheapen the commission by making the salary of commissioners small. The people of the country are not asking for a cheap and temporary tariff commission. They would father have none at all. If a tariff commission is to be useful It must be composed of strong, able men, the equals of the experts who are guid ing the commercial policies of for eign nations. A world readjustment of trade will follow the war. Tariffs and tariff treaties must be dealt government must be kept advised of what other nations are do ing in order to chart its own policies. This work cannot be done by small men whose sole ambition is to obtain a government Job. It is a task for the best men in the country, who can only be obtained for this na tional service by paying them a sal ary somewhat in accordance with their worth. The new tariff commission will be gauged by the character of the com missioners. If they are to be paid small salaries, they will be small men and the commission will die an ■ early death. If adequate salaries are j provided, the President will be able , to draw upon the business world for j men of the highest grade, who can i really accomplish some good, Neatness Going Up ! Too bad It's costing so much to be well groomed these days. The fel lows who dote «n statistics tell us you pay about 80 per cent, of its cost to have a 10-cent handkerchief laun dered. Of course it's easy to reduce this toll by carrying a more expensive one, say at about 50 cents each, but few men can afford to invest that much in one single square of linen, i And then barbering! Hair cutting has j gone up 40 per cent, in the last two ' years, that is in most, city shops. The | old quarter hair cut still lingers, we are | told, in the small towns and In shops I on the outskirts, but usually It's 35 with 15 cents for the old 10-cent shave. The day's fresh collar now costs 15 cents Instead of 12 1 ,4 i doesn't sound like much but it represents an ! increase of 16>,4 per cent and when it j is buttoned to a shirt that makes only I a few round trips to the laundry until I it has spent more than the original cost, Beau Brummel begins to wonder how long he will be able to keep it up. These are serious matters to the man on a small friary and it is to be hoped that the end ol the war will see neces saries to neatness coming down again. But the average self-respecting man is i of the opinion that neatness is worth whatever it costs and the feeling of well being that careful grooming brings makes the weekly outlay seem small. The single man who is board ing in the city is hit hardest by these higher costs, especially laundry prices, and one good effect of the situation is no doubt reflected in the marriage li cense lists. His married friends tell the bachelor that he can get more comfort for himself by keeping house, that hiring a family laundress is more satisfactory than putting his effects through the power laundry every week. So if the cost of being clean is making the young fellows pop the question, It is worth enduring until the war is over, at least.—Pittsburgh Gazette-Times. The Fighting Men Tho fighting men go charging past, With the battle In their eyes, The fighting- men go reeling past. Like gods In poor disguise; Tlie glorious men whom none will see Nor wife or mother more, Winged with the wings of Victory, And helmeted by Thor! Above the cloud what lights are gleam ing? God's batteries are those. Or souls of soldiers homeward stream ing To banquet with their foes? —Lieutenant Herbert Asq.uith, A T 1 ''i'Si 31, 1916. to revolutionize the auto and gasoline business of the world, but as yet he has received no decorations or been received by the crowned heads of Eu rope. If the writer can place one laurel on his brow he will feel that this visit has not been in vain. It was one of the beautiful days of last week that the visit was made, and the writer was met at the station by Governor Brumbaugh with his big 60- horse-power Packard automobile in which there was ample room for one more. The other occupants were Frank Weyleman of Philadelphia; C. E. Wing, "Mayor" of Wayne, and the genial Sam. The chauffeur and body guard of the Governor made up the balance of the party, and the run was then taken up for Wayne, six miles away. It was a jolly crowd and the writer soon learned that the Governor of Pennsylvania was a keen-witted hu morist as well as thinker and states man. A running conversation was kept up and matters pertaining to the great war was the principal theme of discussion. "I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman but have no sympathy with the German kaiser and his military and mad ambitions," remarked the [Continued on Page 12] Taxing Longest Purse [From the Philadelphia Ledger:] It is a wrong theory to tax a com modity simply because it is sold to a European belligerent. It is a right theory to tax for temporary puiposes excessive profits which result from the war. A number of American industries are reaping Immense financial har vests from the war. In England there is a very heavy tax imposed" upon all such profits, the theory being that since these profits are made out of the war, they should be especially taxed to carry on the war. Every sound econo mist must agree to the principle that that form of taxation is fairest which levies upon each individual and each industry exactly in proportion to abil ity to pay. Hence where an industry finds its treasury suddenly and enor mously enriched that treasury nae bet ter' afford than any other to bear a little heavier burden of taxation. Thanks to the follies and extravagance of a reckless administration at Wash ington the nation finds its treasury empty. New and greater taxes must be pui upon the people to pay for these extravagances. That being the situation the Industrial institutions which profit most should pay the most. There will soon come an election day, however, when the voters can decide whether or not they wish to continue this regime of wastefulness or return to a period of legislative and adminis trative sanity. In the Labor World Fifteen hundred miners in the vicin ity of Athens, Ohio, struck because powder was raised 25 cents a keg in violation of the agreement. The op erators blame the European war. A conference of cigarmakers of all the unions in Southwestern Pennsyl vania was held In Reading recently at which plans for an increase in wages and a more thorough organization of the craft was considered. Another con ference will be held in September, when more definite action will be taken. President Scott, of the International Typographical Union, In his report to the annual convention in Baltimore, reported the last year a banner one in gross earnings of the membership, which increased $1,500,000 over the past year. He also called attention to the condition of the paper market, claiming that the paper trust is squeez ing the life out of the smaller publi cations, and recommended that the 1 convention urge Congress to do more thin the customary investigation. The report of the Pennsylvania State Insurance Fund covering the period from January 1 to April 30 looks very promising for the future. Only 5 8 per cent, of its premiums has been paid in lost-es. The State has written more compensation business than all of the mutual companies combined, accord inK to the report. New York city is facing a milk pro ducers' strike similar to what occurred in Chicago in April. Distributors have increased the price of milk without giving the farmers an increase. No More'n a Leveret lFrom the Toleda Blade.] "I want to hunt rabbits at Fox Lake," he explained. "I can't hunt rab bits without a license. I can't get a license without I have declared my In tentions of becoming a citizen. I want to be a citizen."—Chicago Tribune. As the Ohio State Journal man would say, he had no more patriotism than a rab bit. WHAT THE ROTARY CLUB LEARNED OF THE CITY [Questions submitted to members of the Harrlsburg Rotary Club and their answers as presented at the organiza tion's annual "Municipal Quiz."] , How are school taxes levied and as sessed? The assessment as made by the City Assessor for City purposes is tbe basis Xac School purposes. , Stoning (Kljat Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Brown were old school friends, who though living in the same city see little of each other because of family cares. The other day Mrs. Smith called to see her old chum and found her caring for a new baby. Her small boy aged five, stood by and listened interestedly to the con versation. "Oh," said Mrs. Smith, how surprised I am to see you have a little girl. I never heard a word about it." This was too much for little Willie who is quite an up-to-data young man. "Why," said he in d.*- gust, "dont you read the Telegraph.?" , the l ,a P ei-s that they let . » erection of another big blast furnace down at Steelton the other day, remarked an old steeJ worker to a friend in a downtown cigar store this morning. Papers didn't seem to make much fuss about it,' continued he. "Why a few years ago that would have been an event heralded far and wide and every fatate paper would have printed long dispatches. Local journals would have treated it as a forerunner of a new epoch in the city's history, yot this last furnace received a brief me:, tion on inside pages! * "Such is the progress of the times," almost sadly reminisced the grizzled old roll turner. And, indeed, things have changed. Down at Steelton now work is being pushed on two entirely | new 500-ton stacks and announce ment has been made that two 350-ton inn n ? ces wl " next be brought up to 500-ton capacity. This work will cost millions. Ten years ago erection of a single 150-ton stack would have been a wonderful addition to the city's in dustrial resources, an addition to bo talked about, boasted of and a con tinued source of pride. But to-day well the roll turner was right! * * • Several hundred chameleons got loose In a hotel room near Market street the other day, and for a time there was a worried landlord. The lat ter found the little pets from the faouth crawling over the bed, up and down the walls, and over the chairs and other furniture. He did not know what he was seeing when he opened the door of the room. The wife was called in and she too came nearly having nervous prostration. Finally the owner came upon the scene and after gathering up the chameleons told what great pets they were, living on sugar and water. He was on his way to Williams Grove and had open ed the box to get a few specimens for a local dealer. Harrisburg folks who have been away on a vacation are rushing home ward because of the prospective strike, w endall Fackler of the Union News Company is responsible for this in formation. He said to-dayi "I havo had at least 50 customers who said they had to cut their trip short as they did not know whether they % would ever get home, should a strike be call ed. At the railroad ticket offices it was also said travelers fear they will be tied up away from home and are making inquiries regarding train movements. One man and his family who left Harrisburg on Monday for At lantic City came home two days later, alter reading the news about a strike on Monday. * • • Flaunting bravely from a staff that apparently sticks out of the surface in the middle of the river opposite Dock street, a tiny American flag at tracts the attention of the average river park promenader. The little bit of "Old Glory" has been rolling itself to the breeze for the last few days and the sight of it invariably produces a question. The whyfore of the flag is easily answered; it marks an event in the history of Harrisburg's munici pal improvements. When the men who were employed on the dam finish ed placing the final slabs on the breast of the obstruction Tuesday they gaily stuck a flag between the piers to mark the finish of the work. Making Bad Matter Worse It is a dangerous thing when you have let slip an unfortunate remark, to try to cover up the blunder. Mrs. G was talking with the wife of Judge H about her son's choice of a profession. "I don't want him to be a lawyer,' she said. "Why not?" asked the Judge's wife. "I think there is nothing much finer than the legal profession for a bright boy." "Well," said Mrs. G, bluntly, "a lawyer has to tell so many lies." Then it dawned on her that she was talk ing to the wife of a lawyer; so she hastily added. "That is —er—to be a good lawyer!"— Youth's Companion. Our Daily Laugh SOLID MAHOGANY. Blng-Blng, the Musical Wonder, ■ says If he had my head his act would go a lot better. He wants to use it for a bass ! note in his xylo phone, J WITH MILI TARY TRAIN ING. Plnxit Who passes on the manuscript sub mitted to the In- I sight Magazine? ScrlpsU I They saj» their i Editor does. But, from the difficul ty I have in get -11 n g anything accepted there, I suspect they have a censor. A GOOD JOB By Wing Dlntcer Are you seeking a position That gives promise of good pay- One to which you'll have to give up Little time out of each day— One of ever-changing scenery And adventure by the ton? Let me have a minute with you. And I'll tip you off to one. Buy a jimmy and a flashlight, And a mask to hide your face, Then quite early in the morning Say, at two, go rob some place. Home or store. It makes no matter, Just be sure no noise to make Lest somebody in the Or a nearby cop. -ou wake. There'fc no limit to your field, bo (That you regulate yourself). If you have the time. Just go through A whole row *n search of pelf. Others at the job are working And are doing very fair. Undisturbed by the police force—. Be a burg lax—jtdt jour share.