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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH A S'EH'SrAPER FOR THE HOME Founded it 31 Published evenings except Sunday by THE TELEGRAPH I'ItTN'TING CO.. Telegraph BolMlag, Federal S«uare. E. J. STACK POLE. Prts't and Editfr-in^hief F. R, OUSTER, Business Msnjger, gl'S STEIXMETZ. .Vanif.ng Ed,!»r. a Member American Newspaper Pub sylvanla Associat r.ue Building* New £ 1 Building. Chi — cage, 111. Entered at the Post Of flee in Harris burg, Pa-, as second class matter. . carriers, six cents a week: by mall, i 3.00 a year in advance. FRIDAY' EVENING. SEPTEMBER 1 "When God calls you, be reads/ to 90: and if you haven't courage ask God to give it to you, and He will. —D. L. Moopt. DAIRY INSPECTION PROPOSAL of the State Depart ment of Agriculture to supervise and inspect the operations of all creameries and other places where dairy products are made in Pennsyl vania is altogether in accord with the needs of the situation. Right here in Harrisburg we are having an example of neglect along this line. It is no body's particular duty to inspect milk stations and creameries lying without the city limits so, except when emergency arises, they are left largely to be regulated according to the care or carelessness of their owners or managers. Consequently we have, as a result of the dirtiness of a few such places, a large number of cases of typhoid fever and every ice cream dealer and maker in the city to some degree is under suspicion. Blameless dealers, as well as those who have knowingly or ignorantly used contaminated milk in the manui lacture of ice cream, are suffering in a business way for the carelessness or recklessness of the few. and hundreds of people are denying themselves an ordinarily healthful and delicious form of food because they have no' means of knowing the good from the bad. In this respect it is a question ■whether or not the Health Department is justified in holding back the names of those to whom the disease outbreak has been traced. The interests af fected are so extensive that it seems hardly fair to let the innocent suffer with the guilty. These periodical outbreaks of typhoid, due to impure milk, are all preventable. Inspection not only of creameries and dairy product factories is necessary, but of the dairies them selves. This latter the municipal authorities and the State Livestock Sanitary Board do to a very limited degree. Their forces for the work are wholly inadequate. The duty rs distinctly that of the dairy- and food division. No hue and cry of the farmers—such as went up when the Harrisburg milk standards and in spection measures were adopted— should have ar.y weight with the Legislature. Dairy inspection will be good for the farmer, although he will protest against it. It will make the careless milk producer careful, raise the gen eral standard and increase the pop ularity of milk and milk products— but what is more important, it will safeguard the public health. The dairyman who lets typhoid germs find their way into the milk he sells is as great an offender as though he let arsenic get into it, and he should be dealt with accordingly. '•America," said Senator Lewis to his colleagues, "has not one friend among all the nations of the world. She has, offended all of them during this war." Now, as a Democratic Senator, we would like Mr. Lewis' opinion as to just how all this offending came about and just how far the present administra tion's foreign policy is responsible. WHERE FATHER LEFT OFF WE wanted to begin where her father and my father left off." That is the explanation of a Chicago boy in court the other day charged with paying for the furnish ings of an expensive .flat, in which he and his bride since June resided, with money from his employer's cash drawer. There are hundreds like him. All up and down the land are the wrecks of what might have been happy homes had not brides and bridegrooms want ed to "begin where father left off." The happy home is oftenest that which had a humble beginning. Meals taste better from a pine table that has been paid for than from mahogany boards covered with fine linen that belongs to somebody else. True love is sufficient unto itself: it needs no expensive trimmings to make happi ness. A rag carpet that is within the means of the purse is more agreeable to the foot than an imported rug bought on credit. Father and mother started poor— and they botst of it. You start poor and are so ashamed of it that you try to hide your condition behind the false front of elegant appearance. But you fool nobody. You are not making as good a bluff as does the little one-story village store building. Its board front made to look like a ■second floor with windows and cur- FRIDAY EVENING, t«lns ridiculously fashioned by the crude brush of a rural artist. Your friends are savins: "Why how can they afford It?" or "The So-and-Sos are certainly living beyond their means." Tour friends know. You can't fool them as easily as you can yourself. The family that starts in debt sel dom has to pay income tax. The man lives beyond his means need not wor ry about a will. Many a young wife who started beyond her mc;.m to-day as a widow is doing plain and fancy sewing if she is not strong enough to "take in washing." It is a fine thing to take your bride to a beautifully furnished home, if the furniture' has no mortgage on it. It is pleasant to have the nest well feathered, but have you ever noted that birds are happiest when they are building their homes a twig at a time? Furniture bought in bulk never has the same meaning as that purchased piece by piece, out of money hard saved. Live just as well as you can afford, but don't try to "start out where father left off.'' unless you can do so without giving hostages to future j prosperity. STATE BOARD CRITICISMS ALL sensible persons will agree with the State Board of Health in its decision to close the schools of the pupils under sixteen 1 years until September 29. Dr. Dixon's | statement accompanying the an ' nouncement of this ruling indicates i that the commissioner does not take j kindly to the criticisms of those who objected to Sunday schools being ; closed to all pupils, even adults, but ! his prompt modification limiting the application of the mandate to persons j under sixteen shows that he is fair minded and desirous only of acting for the public good. It must be remembered in consider ing the action of the State Health au thorities that they were confronted by unprecedented conditions. They had no experience by which they could be guided. They acted quickly to meet an emergency. The wonder is not that a few inconsistencies crept into the regulations, but that there were not more. It were far better that the quarantine be too rigid than too lax. ■ WHO HELPED FAY? THE escape of Robert Fay, former German army officer, sentenced :o Federal prison for eight years ' after having been found guilty of loir.b-plotting, is received by Wash ington with amazing calm. There is small evidence of active governmental interest in the investigation that ought 1 to be made without delay. There have Wen evidences of laxity in this prison management before. This latest de velopment indicates a very grave con dition. Unquestionably, Fay had out side aid. The suspicion arises that he must have had inside assistance as well. If so, the government has a traitor in Its service. Fay was no common prisoner. It was Important that he remain an ex ample of the vigor with which this type of criminal is hunted down and punished by the United States when he offends against the national laws. The Department of Justice did its part well, but the law has been thwarted and the government made a laughing stock by some person or persons, to the apprehension of whom the whole police machinery of the United States should be devoted if necessary. BRINGING HOME THE TROOPS FIFTEEN thousand troops have been ordered home from Texas. This is good news. The men are needed at home more than they are at the border. But it may be asked why all of the troops to return are made up of voters from States which the Democratic campaign man agers have listed in their "doubtful" columns? There is more than a sus picion that politics is figuring in the activities of the War Department and that Secretary Baker is using his powers in the hope of adding votes to the Democratic column in Novem ber. It is certain that a vast majority of the soldiers who cast their votes at the border will repudiate the adminis tration. They have had opportunity of observing its short-comings first hand. They have grievances that are real and that can be wiped out only by the marks they will make on the ballot in November. But by sending back a few regiments here and there from States that are regarded as doubtful the situation may be changed. At all events the administration has all to gain and nothing to lose in those districts. The effect on the men left stranded along the border for political purposes is not difficult to foresee. UP AND DOWN THERE was a time, not so many years ago, when the name of Patrick Calhoun would have been recognized on paper in any bank in Pennsylvania for almost any amount he cared to endorse. He was rated at one time worth 214.000,000. Last Saturday he was declared a bank rupt and told reporters that his entire worldly possessions were summed up in one five dollar bill. Calhoun, aged 60, is a grandson of the famous statesman of that name. He was born of wealthy parents, but his father's fortune was swept away and he arose to great wealth largsly through his ability to make profits from railroad and trolley organizations and consolidations. Calhoun's activities ranged from Georgia to New York and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. He lays hi* downfall to the San Francisco earth quake and the destruction It wrought to the street car system in which he was heavily interested. But the truth is that he would have weathered that storm had he not been mixed up in the Abe Ruef scandal. Then his pres tige waned and his fortune shrank rapidly. He could have withstood the ravages of an earthquake, but public opinion proved a greater force. The Days of Real Spor 6y BRIGGS I ~i ui F v . BARN f ' * '"£✓ - "~po£cttc4. Lrv "~pe>uvoijLKUvta By the Ex-Committeeman The old sign of the windmill is once more marking the rooms in the Spoon er building in Market Square made historic by the occupancy of the Democratic State committee during invariably unsuccessful campaign. The bosses of the Democratic State ma chine have moved the main works back to Harrisburg from Philadelphia and Market Square will be the head quarters of the reorganized, discour aged Democracy of Pennsylvania for another campaign. It is interesting to recall that one of the counts in the indictment against the Democratic leaders who were guil lotined by the reorganization crew was that while Harrisburg was supposed to be headquarters the real headquarters was maintained in Philadelphia, which was stigmatized as the location of all political ills. Vet. under the domina tion of State Chairman Roland S. Mor ris the whole headquarters was moved, bag and baggage, to the Quaker City. Now it is back again. —The headquarters are in the same old rooms and the old sign of the wind mill has been taken out of the loft, cleared of cobwebs., brightened by the gilt of some early contributions and set swaying by predictions of "big gains" for the Democrats. Warren Van Dyke, former secretary of the committee, who gave up a nice place in the internal revenue office in Lancaster, to become secretary again, stepped into the offices this morning and took up the burdens in his usual cheerful style. Mr. Van Dyke will be at the headquarters daily and will keep things moving business like. —Joseph F. Guffey, who was made acting State chairman when State Chairman McLean heard the war trumpet sound for Mt, Gretna, came here last evening from Pittsburgh and took charge of his corner of the mill. Mr. Guffey is the division and other chairman of the Allegheny end and a pleasant gentleman who is something of a predictor if not of a prophet. He solemnly said last night that he ex pected great gains in the Democratic vote in Pennsylvania. Mr. Guffev Is going late to-day toward Shadow Lawn to see the first of the shadows fall when President Wilson is notified to-morrow. Mr. GufTev will snend a couple of days here each ably more than did Mr. Morris in the days of the great in-gathering of shekels from the prospective office holders. He will have branch mills at Philadelphia. Scranton, Pittsburgh and other places and will be pretty busy. —The new chairman's first confer ence was held here last night on the occasion of Congressional Candidate George Harris' dinner to the foremen of the Democratic working gangs in the Seventeenth congressional district. The Democrats are engaged in the biennial occupation of defeating Con gressman Focht, which is always easv to do in September, but one of the gigantic tasks after the Lewisburg man sets started in November. Mr. Harris had the men here from six of the eight counties. Huntingdon was not represented for some reason and he represented Fulton, his home coun ty. The conference was a great suc cess as tfiere was a good dinner and Mr. Guffey was most impressive. —Carl Zilinziger. the architect who figured considerably in recent suits in Philadelphia following the Reyburn administration, is once more in the city service. He is a transit drafts man. —The Philadelphia Democratic leaders will not have a special train to go to the notification of the President to-morrow. They will go on ordinarv trains and it is expected that promi nent Democrats from the eastern part of the State will accompany them. —The annual Grangers' nicnic at Williams Grove appears to have heen nroductive of the annual Cumberland County Democratic row. Some of the leaders appear to have fallen out again. —Although State speakers could not attend the Williams Grove meetings this week the attendance of Republi can voters was large and County Chairman J. W. Kline, of the Cumber land county committee, says that he never knew better 'spirit among the Republicans who gathered at the pic nic. —The town of Ambler Is getting on the map aeain. Now there is a fight over eligibility of a former postmaster to sit in town council. —Preparations for registration days are being made all over the State and it Is expected that there will be the biggest registration in four years. Statements covering the rights of the ' Pennsylvania guardsmen in the Fed ■f HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH eral service to vote at the November election and the manner in which the vote shall be taken, together with in formation for all election officers, will be issued from the office of the Gov ernor next Tuesday. It will contain the opinion of Attorney General Brown to the Governor, together with con siderable information regarding the methods to be followed. It is also understood that it will provide for the selection of commissioners to take the of the troops and point out a way for their compensation. The state ment was to have been issued to-day. but Mr. Brown has desired to make a further study of it. James I. Blakslee, Fourth Assistant Postmaster General and former secre tary of the Democratic State commit tee. is to be the chief speaker at the annual convention of Pennsylvania postmasters to be held in this city on September 12. It so happens that immediately following the postmasters' meeting the Democratic State com mitteemen and leaders will all be here to listen to the Democratic State can didates get the shock of their lives in the form of notifications. TELEGRAPH PERISCOPE T —What we favor is an eight-hour day for the railroader's wife. —The slim silhouette is to be stylish this year, which means more hard work for the hookers-up-the-back corps. —lt looks as though the plain, common people will have to organize for self-protection. —That six cent bread report was bad enough, but the rascal who start ed all this talk about six cent sodas must have some sort of an alliance with old Demon Drink. —The President now takes credit for hurrying up the naval program. But who hurried up the President. EDITORIAL COMMENT! Denmark may be inclined to put enough of a price on those islands to compensate her for the embarrassment she suffered at the hands of our L»r Cook.—Washington Star. i„J . Ji 1 be .,*?° occas '°n for believ iV.&V * he allles ar £ having things Sntn iL u 1 ! ° n e Eastern front until \on Hindenburg experiences his first serious illness. Post. whi,r?.^ hinKt i 0n » rit * r says that the w ?. ue " cuse and grounds are it* better kept condition than thev have re .J. n " ears - 11 is refreshing to find one thing on which the adminis tration apparently is not open to criti cism.—Minneapolis Tribune. Master of Proportions An eager young teacher was review ing the Sunday school lesson in a mis sion church in Brooklyn. The subject WHS Moses and the bush that burned without being consumed. The boys of ten or twelve had been greatly in terested in the story and were now eager to expose their knowledge. An.swers followed her question with the rapidity of a machine gun. "Now. Harry, it's your turn." "lessum," was the confident answer. "Tell me what there was about this binning bush that was different from any bushes that have burned since." Tht boy knew—you could tell from the snapping of his eyes—but he paused to formulate his words. "Why. ma'am. >ou see this here bush it burned up—but i» didn't burn down!" The teacher could not have explained it better herself.—Youth's Companion. Compensations of Life The injustice of society in distribut ing its rewards is exactly equaled by its injustice in inflicting punishments. —Life. THE WORST EVER By Wing Dinger The kind of boob that gets my goat. And makes me mighty sore. Is he who drives his golf ball for Two hundred yards or more. Then follows with an iron shot. That makes him throw a fit. Because Just off the green, the ball Lands in a deep sand pit. j He tries his Jigger first, in vain. And then he tries his cleek, And then his trusty mashle does He in his golf bag seek. And with this club it takes three strokes To get him out his fix. He sinks his ball on the next stroke And says, "Give me six." r DEN VER HAS B A WHY HAS NOT DENVER has municipal bathing beaches and bath houses. Why not Harrisburg? In view of the interest in this subject here the Tele graph reprints part of an illustrated article by Edgar C. MacMechen, in September issue of Physical Ci'lture. It follows: "Five years ago Denver awoke to the fact that because it was at the foot or the Rocky Mountains was no reason why it should not have bathing beaches just as healthful, as delightful, and even more convenient than those of the Eastern cities. Though they might lack the music of the slow incoming breakers they could enjoy as they bath ed the inspiring sight of two hundred miles of snow-clad mountains—some thing of compensation. Denver has beautiful parks and talented architects and men of vision and presently the scheme of bathing beaches in the parks took form. "The lakes in Denver's parks were formerly depressions In the dry soil of Colorado. Nowhere did the early arriv ing pioneer find a drop of water ex cept in the river beds. But when the melting snows of the mountains were diverted by the enterprising men who took up the rich lands at the foot of the Rockies and carSied a hundred streams of melting snow out over the plains, it became an easy matter to create a lake wherever there was a de pression. As Denver grew the lakes within the city limits were chosetj for parks, so that to-day this city has a wonderful system of beautiful parks, usually with a lakelet as the center for its plan of landscape beauty. "Finally came the Idea that these lakelets might furnish bathing benches, and almost over night Denver became an inland bathing resort. Its beaches and pools are now attended by one hundred thousand bathers a month. "Chicago has Lake Michigan. Salt Lake City lies on the edge of an in land salt sea. The mountains of Colo rado shelter innumerable hot mineral springs. But Denver, metropolis of the great arid region of the Far West, has fewer natural advantages for a bathing resort than any large city in America. "The dryness of the atmosphere there is such that every lawn, every tree, every flower has grown where buffalo grass and cactus were native; where soft and pleasing vegetation lives only by virtue of ceaseless irrigation. In two weeks' time, without irrigation, grass and flowers would burn to tin der under the blazing sun, yet no city has more beautiful lawns or more de lightful shaded avenues. "Probably John Elltch, the husband of the famous woman who gave Den ver Elitch's beautiful gardens, was the first to appreciate what a bathing beach would mean for Denver. He rented Berkeley Lake, the center of Mr. Walker's sixteen hundred acre alfalfa farm and for several years had row boats and some crudely built bath houses. "Four years ago the city began the construction of a bathing beach and bath houso at Washington Park. "A public bath house, built at a total cost of eighty-seven thousand dollars a year or two before, had given the public a taste of the bather's Joy. This proved to be an Immediate success, and has an average daily attendance of one thousand at the present time. An outdoor pool and bath house at Lin coln Park had been built for the chil dren in a poor section of the city at a total cost of four thousand, four hun dred and ninety dollars. "These successes were so pronounced that Mayor Robert W. Speer, who had Inaugurated the movement, decided in 1311 upon the creation of real bathing beaches. "The lake in Washington Park had no outlet. An irrigation ditch that passes from the Platte river along the eastern edge of the city, wa3 turned through the lake to give a constant change of water. From the bed of Cherry creek sand was hauled and spread upon the lake bottom and shore. A cool, concrete bath house in mission style, with three hundred and flfty two steel lockers for men, and one hundred and forty-eight for women, was built at a total cost of ten thou sand dollars. A men's pier and a wo men's pier were built. "During the summer of 1912 the beach was formally opened. Then the park authorities, under whose direc tion the work was done, drew a long breath and awaited developments. They came with a rush. From the first day there was never a doubt as to | the popularity of the beach, i "Under the municipal operation the : beach has always been self-sustaining, and this summer is earning enough money to pay for more space and lock er room without devoting taxes to the purpose. The very dryness of the ell- SEPTEMBER 1, 1916. mate which makes the creation of arti ficial lakes a necessity, is a most po tent actor in drawing bathers to the water. "When the Washington Park beach first opened, the theory of the city au thorities was that all accommodations should be free to the public. No charge was made for suits, lockers or towels. It was found by experience that the bathers would use far more than their just share of the service under this condition The beach was then placed upon a self-sustaining basis. Adults were charged ten cents for a bathing suit, five cents for a locker and two cents for a towel and soap. Children were furnished suits for five cents, and the boys were given a change room in the basement where they could check their clothes without charge. "Not one complaint was registered against the new system and the city maintains, from the proceeds, two guards, a janitress, two counter at tendants and a washer. Every suit, after use, is boiled, run through three waters and sun dried. "Of the total number of bathers three out of every four have their own bathing suits. A bather walking or motoring to the beach, clad in his bath ing suit, and covered by a raincoat, is not n.n Infrequent sight in Denver. "In 1914 the operating expenses at Washington Park beach were one thou sand. eigat hundred and sixty-four dol lars. The receipts were two thousand; two hundred and sixty-eight dollars. In 1915, a cool summer in Denver, the operating cost was one thousand, seven hundred and fifty-four dollars. The receipfs announced to two thousand and sixty dollars. "During the one week preceeding July 4th, 1916, the receipts amounted to four hundred and fifteen dollars, in dicating the increasing popularity. With the surplus expected this sum mer.' hot showers will be added to the cold now at the beach. "Berkeley Park beach, at the western limit of the city, was built in 1913, at a cost of eight thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars. The owner of the surplus water and the adjoining land, at his own expense put in an outlet for this city lake. In its capacity the | bath house is the same as the Washing- ; ton Park beach. With progress in ideas the double-pier plan at Washing- j ton Park has been abandoned or a 1 single pier at Berkeley. The city has j let the bath house out as a concession, j but prices are the same as at the Washington beach. The purpose is to ; keep a record of the two methods for comparison "This summer a boys' beach was ' started at Cooper lake, where a play ground attendant acts as guard, and i has charge of a tent where the boys j change their clothes." Is Blease to Come Back? j (Baltimore American) There Is a break in the monotony] of the political news from Down South in the early report from the j gubernatorial primary held in South Carolina on Tuesday. It was a three cornered contest for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and Cole L. Blease was in the running. Undtr the South Carolina law a candidal for governor must obtain the nomi nation by a majority vote—a plurality will not put him in running. Blease,! according to the early reports, has a | plurality over either of his opponents but not a majority of the whole vote I cast. It will, therefore, be necessary to hold another primary two weeks from Tuesday, in which the contest will be limited to Blease and Gover nor Manning. As to whether there is to be a comeback of Blease it all depends upon how the Cooper vote swings in the secondary primary. It is already in the demonstration, however, that Blease is not numbered with the dead ones. There are. quite apparently, a good many South Car olinians who believe that Blease is about the right kind of gubernatorial timber. His particular stunt, it will be recalled, was setting the prisoners free. According to the published statements, the South Carolina pen itentiary was no tight-locked iron cage when Blease was governor. An other characteristic of the governor who was and who may come back is his highly colorful language. Possibly his linguistic methods have toned down. If there is to be a comeback of Bleaselsm perhaps it will be a tamed and chastened Bleaseism. WHAT THE ROTARY CLUB LEARNED OF THE CITY [Questions submitted to members of the Harrlsburg Rotary Club «nd their answers as presented <<t the organiza tion's annual "Municipal Qulz."l What was the School Budget for 1915- 1916? 1483.638.6& Abetting (Clpt To a few privileged persons the State Forestry Department gave a first exhibit of its new forest flre film in a Harrisbi rg theater the other day. To say that it is a "thriller" is puttinK it mildly. The two-reel motion picture of a forest fire that actuallv burned was taken In May on the Mont Alto Forest by the Department of Forestry in co-opera tion with the Vltagraph Company of America. The scenario was written by two of the State foresters, all the actors in the picture, with one excep tion. are men of the Pennsylvania For estry service.and every scene of the pic ture but one office sceno was staged bv the Department in Pennsylvania. Not an inch of the two reels is faked. • • • The picture Is a story of forest pro tection in Pennsylvania as it is and as it might be. The first part shows present Pennsylvania conditions. The picture opens with a lone ranger in a high treetop. looking over a vast forest area in tire season. Rangers are few, and no money is available for modern steel towers, so the ranger adds to his effectiveness as much as he can by using high trees for obser vatories. While the ranger is in the tree a camper some distance away breaks camp and starts for home. He does not extinguish his camp fire properly, and, to make assurance dou bly sure, he throws his cigaret butt into the dry leaves and passes serene ly out of the story. But his work goes on just the same. The camp fire spreads, the cigaret does its duty no bly, and in a few minutes half a moun tain side is blazing. The ranger sees the smoke, and. hoping that he can handle the situation alone, goes to the fire but finds it far too much for one man. And he is five miles from the nearest help and there are no tele phone lines. He runs to the forester's office, a rough shack at the edge of the settlement, and arrives exhausted. The forester hurries out for help, and, in the course of an hour more, man ages to get five men. With this inade quate crew, and with scarcely any tools but axes, they start for the fire, now a raging conflagration, with a sin gle team, and over the roughest of mountain roads. They realize that the hours between the time the fire started and the time of their arrival on the scene have given it a tremendous ad vantage, but they attack it gamely nevertheless. Time and again they win a little ground only to lose it be cause they are too few to guard what they have gained. The fire sweeps past their defenses time after time, and they are forced to fall back and start all over. After three days of the severest and most disheartening kind of work rain mercifully puts an end to the fire—after half a township has been devastated. • • • The second part is a picturization of [the modern firefighting system Penn sylvania might have. Money makes the difference. The picture opens with a ranger on a steel tower equipped with a telephone. The camper has been educated to be careful with fire in the woods. He extinguishes his fire properly, and empties his pipe ashes in damp mineral soil. But accidents will happen, and sparks from a burn ing house in the forest start a fire. With his binoculars the ranger sees it almost at once, and telephones its direction to the forester. Reports are received from the other rangers, and the fire is located at the forester's of fice without the stirring of a foot. Help is summoned at once by tele phone. and in little more time than it takes to tell it twenty men are on their way to the fire on horseback and in au tomobiles, equipped with modern tools. The roads they traverse have been transformed into real highways, and as a result of efficient methods all along the line the men arrive at the fire while it is still small. Be cause of their adequate equipment and number there are no "flarebacks" this time, and in a very few hours the fire is over and the men are on their way home. And the final contrast is that only twenty acres are burned in stead of several thousand. • * • Many exciting incidents occurred while the picture was being taken. A miniature whirlwind came up a few minutes after the fire started, and the flames traveled over the tops of the pines in the nearest approach to a crown fire the South Mountains have seen for many years. Several of the men had narrow escapes, and one, who was forced to run through the flames, was unconscious for several hours. The camera man, in an effort to get a near view of the fire from a wagon, was almost encircled by flames, and was forced to run for his life. He succeded in getting a "close-up" of a narrow escape of part of the fighting crew. More Valuable Than Gold The manifest of the Deutschland'a cargo, which was made public Mon day. at the Baltimore custom house, showed no gold, but a million and three-quarters pounds of crude rub ner. bar nickel and crude tin, which is interestingly significant as to Ger many's situation and needs. The Kaiser does not need gold, is probably as well, if not better, stocked with that commodity of barter as any of his opponents, and at least has not suffered such a diminution of his ante bellum supply as have the others. But even gold is valuable only for what It can buy, and the Kaiser's store of gold counts only so far as it may serve his needs. Moreover there were no foodstuffs in the Deutschland's cargo pockets, not even concentrates which one might suppose the German ingenuity would devise were the pressure of starvation as great as some would have the world believe. Raw materials for manufac ture into machines and ammunition of war occupied every available Inch of space, and the Bremen, should she ar rive safely in an American port, would duck under the waiting cordon outside with a similar cargo. Not merely the achievement of the Deutschland as a blockade-runner, but the character of the cargo she carried hack affords the evidence of the inef fectiveness of the allies' fleet as a means of crushing their enemy. Philadelphia Bulletin. Our Daily Laugh PLENTY OF f RINGS. *3* a vY r They tell me fLI she has seven en- V™ gagement rings. Ha B»c2l Yes. Life j s a \ merry - go-round f EVIDENT REASONS. Jones: I havj to be In by eleven o'clock. Ho W about you? Smith: Oh. married too.