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Trials are God's vote of confidence
in us.— Db. F. B. Meyer.
is the answer of the people of
America to the latest German
peace note.
"Fight It out now," is the essence
of American thought, and to that
end the people of this country—and
of all allied countries —are willing
to continue their sacrifices of blood
and treasure.
There must be no negotiations, no
haggling, no opportunity for Hun
trickery. If Germany wants an
armistice, the way to get it is to
lay down her arms, admit complete
defeat and throw herself on the
mercy of the Allies.
It is a preposterous thought that
President Wilson should enter into
discussion with a government that
cannot speak the truth. It is un
thinkable that he should debate
terms of peace with a power that
even at the moment ,1s laying waste
with lire and sword the country
through which its armies are re
treating. We cannot make peace
with this beast until we have broken
its neck.
The President's inquiries as to the
meaning o£ Prince Max's note were
all very well, as intended to show
up the "new" German government
before the world as a double-dealer
and an imposter, and to divide Ger
man opinion at home, but it is be
yond thought that, having succeeded
in his purposes, the President him
self should fall a victim to the trick
ery Hte has exposed.
America will never consent to a
peace that does not include restora
tion and reparation for German dev
iltry in invaded countries and on the
high seas, heavy indemnities, guar
antees and an international court
martial for the investigation and
punishment of every German of high
or low degree, from the Raiser
down, responsible for the war and
the inhuman and barbarous crimes
of which they have been guilty. We
must not —and will not—compro
mise for an instant one lota of the
principles which we have supported
with the men and resources of the
country. We must not disappoint
our allies and those small nations
.looking to the United States for
leadership in their aspirations for
complete self-government and Jus
Militarism is in its death throes,
and the armies under General Foch
are administering the flnal blows.
A little while and the blood and the
anguish will be over forever —if we
do not yield to the hypocritical wail
for mercy that hi\s gone up from
Berlin, This is no time tor foolish
sentiment. The fighters are decid
ing the issue, They have made the
sacrifices and they demand complete
The President's reply to the latest
peace move could be, and should be,
summed up in two words:
"France has 458 eonvlcts for every
100,000 of hsr population," obsedves a
paragraph. That's nothing: Germany
has 100,000,
GIVE Germany back her African
colonies? Why? What has Ger
many done byway of coloniza
tion to warrant the trust? What did
she do to the only tribe that, goad
ed to desperation by her outrageous
treatment, rose in rebellion? The
order of the German commander
tells the story. It was; "Kill themi
kili every one of them; take no
prisoners." And eo the tribe was
We have fought to make Belgium,
and France, and Serbia, and Italy
and many smaller nations of Europe
free from the frightfulnesg of Ger->
man rule, Shall we, then, turn over
to this band of murderers and plun
derers some millions of helpless
black people in the heart of Africa?
Where would be the justice of that?
How could wo answer for It to Qod?
No, & thousand times no! These
Germans must be kept at home.
Their hands are red with the blood
of thousands of helpless human be
ings. They have shown themselves
unfit for trust. The colonies that
have been taken from them must
be kept from them. We are fight
ing this war to break German rule
the world around, not to perpetuate
or extend It In any quarter.
Knowing when not to quit is al
most as important as knowing when
to quit fighting.
THE death of Dr. Hyman Wiener
removes from the medical pro
fession of Harrisburg a young
man of remarkable attainments and
high Ideals. He literally sacrificed
himself to his profession. Although
he early realized the dangers of the
Influenza epidemic, he continued
serving his patients until pneumonia
developed and in his run.down con
dition he fell victim to the disease
he had helped so many others to
Dr. Wiener ranked high among the
physicians of the city, occupying a
place in their counsels far beyond
that ordinarily accorded a man of
his years. He was at once loved and
respected and his death leaves a
place among the medical practition
ers of Harrisburg not easy to fill. He
was a young man of much promise
Just on the eve of a great career.
Up-to-date we have heard of 10.-
642 Infallible cures for influenza.
WE are hearing a lot at this
time of the "new day" in
Germany, of "liberalizing"
of the German government, and a
lot of twaddle of the kind designed
to lead gullible souls to the belief
that the people of that benighted
country' are at last coming into their
own and taking over the ruling
power so long held by the Hohen
zollerns and their Ilk.
But the Reichstag is still the same
old talkative, helpless Reichstag
which a few months before the
Kaiser annexed the Russian prov
inces passed its famous resolution
for "peace without annexations or
indemnities." It is the same old
Reichstag that was designed by Bis
marck as a debating society in which
representatives of the people—but
not all the people, equally and alike
—might talk their heads off. while
the power for action, change or re
form remained solely in the hands
of the Kaiser. It is still a talking
machine —and that is about all.
It has no power over the Kaiser
or his cabinet. The German min
isters laugh in the face of the Reich
stag and the Reichstag in return
can only rage impotently. The min
isters—who constitute the govern
ment—are responsible only to the
Kaiser who appoints them and re
moves them. Thus the whole gov- I
ernment of Germany resolves around
the Khiser and -is the creature of
his whims and policies.
Let nobody be deceived. The
Kaiser is still boss. He is still the
power with which we must deal in
Germany, and his is the power of
hell. We are dealing with a Prince
of Devils and his cunning is sur
passed only by his cruelty. He Is
trying to fool us that he may de
stroy us.
The job of bringing the apple crop
and the ultimate consumer together
without shocking the consumer to
death over the prices appears to be
CONGRESS might be better en
gaged than in debating a con
tinuation of the "daylight sav
ing" law during the winter months.
The advantages of such a decision
would be doubtful. Indeed. If the
clock is permitted to stand as it
is, one hour ahead of the sun, dur
ing the short days of the year sun
up will come somewhere along
about 8.30 in the morning, instead
of 7.30, or thereabouts. Thus, even
for store employes who go to work
now at 9 o'clock instead of 8. break
fast would be eaten by artificial
light, while little if any gas, oil or
electricity would be saved at the
other end of the day. One can't
save daylight either morning or
j evening if there is none to be saved.
It is easy enough to get up an
hour early in the "good old sum
mer time," but, as Harry Lauder has
put it —
"When the snow is snowin'.
And it's murky over-head,
Oh. it's nice to get up in the mornin'.
But it's nicer to lie in your bed".
The law is good as it stands. It
shouldn't be spoiled by over-doing
its benefits.
Let us hope the President in this
supreme hour of decision will actually
adjourn politics and Invite ,to the
counsel table the leaders among his
countrymen without regard to pprty.
Colonel House is not a superman,
SOME of us have been "stack
Not all of us, nor even a great
many of us. but some of UB very
Just who these "some" are it re
mains for themselves to decide—
themselves and the bankers and
men of financial experience in the
community who know their means,
and know also how many bonds
they should have bought which they
have not.
There are two types of bond
slackers—the man of limited means
who buys one bond when down in
his heart he knows he could pay
on the instalment plan for two or
three, and the fellow who has the
money but who holds back In order
io find six or seven per cent. In
One is as bad as the other. Both
are yellow to the oore. Neither one
is fit to be called an American.
Both ought to be held up to the
public as an example of bad citizen
Unfortunatey, It is not always
possible to ferret out men of this
stamp and give their names to the
public. ■ But for all such there re
mains the sorry knowledge that they
have proved themselves allies of the
Kaiser. They know that, so far as
their money and effort are con
cerned the baby killers, the mur
derers, the ravagers and the thieves
of Prussia might have their way in
France—anti afterward in this
country. They will look their mis
| erably small accumulation of bonds
over and know that they did just a
little as possible to save the world
from kaiserism. They are like the
soldier who thought he had per
formed his duty when he had shot
one foeman, the fellow who quitMn
the middle of the battle because
he thought the enemy was almost
beaten. They are the half-hearted,
yellow-streaked men who their
fat purses before ttieir country and
therefore, In reality, have no
country. They are the creatures
whom the poet said "go down to
the* vile dust from which they
I sprung, unwept, unhonored and un
By the Ex-Coinmlttcnan
| Senator William C. Sproul and
'senator Edward E. Beidleman,
jwhose plans for a speaking tour of
| the state following the Liberty Loan
| were canceled because of the influ
(enza epidemic, will probably open
'what there is left of the campaign
lin Western Pennsylvania next Mon
iday. This date is not positive, how
iover, as everything depends upon tho
outcome of the state-wide warfare
against the disease.
It was the plan to have the two
Senators and others of their col
leagues on the ticket tour the central
counties and take part in a Dau
phin county demonstration as a com
pliment to the nominee for Lieuten
ant Governor, but influenza interfer
ed and there will be nothing doing
this week. The general plan is for
them to go to Pittsburgh early next l
week and make that the headquar- ,
ters for a tour of western counties.
Judge Eugene C. Bonniwell, the
Democratic nominee for Governor,
made another of his "visiting tours"
last week. He went to Fayette coun
ty where he did not speak but cir
culated and when he got back to
Philadelphia declared that he was
sure of carrying that end of the
state and other things too numerous
to mention in this present emer
F. J. Fithian, the cold water
candidate for Governor, who is mak
ing a desperate effort to stay in the
public eye with his automobile band
wagon, is reported to have been in
Somerset and adjoining counties, but
Ino one seemed to be much interest
ed. Senator Sproul embodies all any
one may require in the way of a can-, s
didate pledged to the "dry" amend
—The Democratic state executive
committee will meet in Philadelphia
next Saturday to fill vacancies on the
ticket and decide how far a state
campaign should be conducted by
the nominees on the state ticket who
adhere to the official organization.
The plan was to have the meeting
early this week, but owing to the
Liberty Loan and influenza situa
tions and the fact that no candidates
have been found to plug up the
holes in the ticket in the Eighteenth
Congressional and Forty-first Sena
torial districts the meeting was
postponed until the end of the week.
—The general plan is to have J.
Washington Logue go out on the
stump and make some speeches and
he will likely be Joined by Asher R.
Johnson, candidate for secretary of
internal affairs, and J. F. Gorman,
nominee for Congress-at-Large.
—As far as thfe windmill band can
j do it Judge Bonniwell will be ignor-
I ed and he will ignore the official
! machine of his party as completely
as possible, while paying attention to
the conduct of National Chairman
Vance C. McCormick and National
Committeeman A. Mitchell Palmer
in flouting the nomination of the
voters of their party for governor.
—The interruption of the state
campaign has given the political
wiseacres an opportunity to indulge
in that dearly-prized Capitol Hill di
version, speculation upon the
changes which the incoming admin
istration will make, not only in fol
lowing out well-established political
principles, J>ut in disciplining men
who have played the game beyond
the usual primary practices and
been luckless enough to have lost.
The forthcoming changes in the
heads of the Insurance, Health, Ag
ricultural other departments are
much discussed and the belief is
that with a few exceptions there
will be few of the important men
retained in the Attorney General's
Department, while tile new Gov
ernor will naturally make a sweep
in his own department.'
—The fact that M, K, Ely, dis
missed as a bureau chief by the act
ing Commissioner, of Health, was
placed by Executive Department or
der in the Public Service Commis
sion is taken as a sign of the times
in the Capitol, juet as the further
fact that other men have managed
to hold on.
—Early action is anticipated by
the Governor in naming the com
missioners to take the soldier vote
after Adjutant General Beary gets
replies from commanders of camps
who are expected to Inform him of
the number of Pennsylvanians in
their commands as of to-morrow.
The Governor is said to intend to
name men to go abroad in event
. that any commissioners can be
named for France.
—The Cambria County Good
Roads Association has sent word to
the people in charge of the road
bond issue campaign "full and com
plete co-operation of this organisa
tion In the campaign for the au
thorization by the voters of Penn
sylvania of a bond issue of $50,000,-
000, to be used for road construc
tion," the letter says. "We are this
day preparing a letter to be sent out
.to all members of our organization,
urging that they become active in
their respective districts in explain
ing the nature and purpose of the
proposed bond issuo, to secure for it
as general a support as possible at
the coming election.'
To the Editor of the Telegraph:
It to me that the article
in Friday evening's Telegraph, bear
ing upon the "color line" at Dickin
son, should not pass by without
comment. The authorities by their
rashness and assertiveness have in
vited upon themselves the most bru
tal criticism, besides proving that
they are incapable of the great
trust this community lias placed in
My purpose, in rushing to print,
is to re-assure the many thousands
of colored boys and girls, now strug
gling in our public schools, at al
most inconceivable sacrifices, that
the world is not all like reactionary
Dickinson, that in some parts of
the u.niverse one's character and
ability' count much more than the
color of his skin or the shape of his
head. Indeed the position of this
college becomes more and more per
ilous as the world approaches its
goal of universal brotherhood and
good will "towards all.
President Morgan might do us all
a great favor by revealing the phy
sical processes by which he arrived
at the conclusion that Dickinson
was perhaps no longer a suitable
habitat' for colored students merely
because a few "beaux vivants" from
the South were soon to take up
residence there. And if this is logi
cal, would it be preposterous to ex
pect Dickinson to go through the
kaleidoscopic changes suggested by
the following 'lypothetical cases?
If the great war were to stop sud
denly, and Germans were to stream
by the hundreds into this Institu
tion, would she become German in
her proclivities? Would the "Wil
len zur Macht" of Nietzsche replace
democracy of Jefferson? Would
Dickinson set out to develop the su
perman or lead, the precarious ex
istence of pan-Germanists? Would
she discard her ideas of peace and
fair-play, and exult in war and
bloodshed; or train Attilas to plun
der and destroy? Would Its esteem
ed president enter into partnership
with the German "Gott," and
launch a policy of frightfulness, or
thinking that his was the chosen
college, set out to destroy all
Again, suppose Orientals, in ever
increasing numbers were to flock to
Dickinson for their training, would
it mean that the authorities there
would condone and participate in
the worship of Shinto. Confucius
or Buddha? And would the Koran
replace the Bible in the divinity
No! Dickinson must remain typi
cally American at all costs. Not
only in the matter of color, but of
ideals and practices she must ad
here unfalteringly to the tenets and
exhortations of those high-minded
men who have shaped the destinies
of our great coyntry. The Southern
er must be put into the common
melting pot of liberalism, and boiled
until everything that smacks of pre
judice or sentiment is forever driven
from his hide-bound soul.
Prejudice seems to rest upon the
antiquated idea of race superiority,
which manifests Itself in the caliber
of one's mind and the color of one's
skin. But, thanks to science, we
have arrived at a new psychology,
completely overthrowing the formor
illusions, and proving beyond a doubt
that "no race of men can lay claim
to a fixed and hereditary type of
mental life. such as we can now
know with exactness to be unchange
able. We do not scientifically know
what the true racial varieties of
mental type really are." Let us, for
example, take the Japanese. He
teaches us to-day that it Is some
what hard to find out by looking at
the features of a man's face, or at
the color of his skin, or even at the
reports of travelers who visit his
land, what it Is of which his race
la really capable.
As regards color, I have only to
direct you to one of President Lin-
coin's speeches In which he reprov
ed the white slave-owners, who held
they might justly enslave negroes
because their own was the fairer
race. Lincoln warned that, by the
same token, each one of them might
be justly enslaved the moment he
met someone fairer than himself.
Now, we are told that the Germans,
in respect to color, are the white
race 'being direct de
scendent# of the Aryans, who came
from Asia into Europe during the
early migratory period. But is not
every red-blooded white man in
America to-day in arms against
German aggression and domination?
Superiority is something hard to
establish. A man shows his super
iority over another by his good
deeds and not by constantly remind
ing him of his inferiority. Our so
called race problems are merely the
problems caused by our own anti
pathies. Unless Dickinson puts an
unusually high appraisal upon mon
etary values, unless she wants to em
phasize gain rather than service,
she does not have to suffer embar
rassment at the hands of her South
ern students. A democratic or cos
mopolitan school seldom wants for
students or for funds. Therefore, it
would be advantageous for her to
reject Southern patronage unless she
felt sure that the Southerners could
! be molded into a progressive, God
i fearing type of citizenship.
I Southerners are pouring into Har
vard in increasingly large numbers,
I but they have not in the least dis-
I turbed the staid policy of this in
stitution. In Harvard "a man's a
man for a that", irrespective of his
race, color, or creed. All have equal
opportunities to learn together. In
fact, Harvard men live together, and
thereby learn to' know each other
in a way impossible under any other
circumstances. The Southerner ap
pears very awkward at first, but
soon adjusts himself to the demo
cratic conditions imposed upon him;
and to his own surprise becomes
a "mixer". Some of the most ar
dent admirers that the colored stu
dents at Harvard have, are found
among the white students who come
from the heart of the "Black Belt".
Now, why are these conditions possi
ble? Because Harvard believes that
our blood is one with liuifianlty's.
She would not lower her standards
or ideals for anyone. Every stu
dent must toe the mark or get out.
In conclusion, let me reiterate that
race prejudice is largely the result
of persistent ignorance. It thrives
as long as there Is no means of
intellectual intercourse between races
and no common religion. But mod
ern civilization has made both of
these things possible, and it is quite
essential that we keep these chan
nels of communication free and un
! obstructed. For, after all. there is
jno "race" problems, there is only
I a human problem. And its answer
I is In the working out of love for
I God and man.
Sincerely yours,
No higher tribute could be paid
to the fighting qualities of the
French army, says a war corre
spondent, than the speech of a dy
ing Prussian captain, who asked his
captors if he might be allowed to
speak to one of their officers. A
lieutenant belonging to a famous
Colonial division came up, and {he
wounded man, propping himself
painfully on his elbow, gasped in
good French;
"I know we are enemies, but as a
profeseional soldier, I want to tell
you I have never seen anything finer
than the conduct of your men. Un
fortunately for us, you will be in
Germany before Christmas,. but
just the same I want to congratulate
you. Will you shake hands with me
.bofore I die?"
[From the New York Sun.]
The last man in Congress who
ever ought to have been chairman
of the ways and means committee
of the House of Representatives is
Claude Kitchin. In time of peace,
to place at the head of that com
mittee, so deeply and powerfully in
volved in the industrial lot of the
American people, a man of such
limited intelligence, of such econo
mic ignoranee, was folly and mis
chief. • • • .
With a Republican House, Presi
dent Wilson should still have the
votes to support his conduct of the
war, and they would be intelligent
votes. They would be sound votes.
They v would be competent votes.
But when the American voters
had overturned the Democratic ma
jority In the House, which created
Kitchin, the prime revenue for the
country, and which remains re
sponsible for him, then, as chair
man of the ways and means com
mittee, as a figure of national promi
nence, as a member of Congress
in the very least degree noticeable,
Kitchin would disappear as com
pletely as if dropped through a
trapdoor into the-cellar of the Capi
Get rid of Kitchin!
that automobile
How did you
car _
fl II LLn IT! He: Yes, but
I Mimi, it isn't
I quit© the con
ventlonal thing
/ * or y° ur ®m-
I I T \l\ ployer's son to
Li l\\ marry you, a
—InV I - Mimi (sweet-
jUJ 111\ — ly): Yes, but do
tot ze Ameri-
I cans say zat is
I the only excose
\ „ I for having ze
Dem's purty
big hoofs fur a
Hu! Nttflm"
OCTOBER 14, 1918.
Penrose's Career
Watched in China
In a letter from Shanghai, China,
/o the Bellefonte Keystone Gazette
Frank E. Bible, former editor of
the Center Democrat, and now
teaching English In the BaptlstCol
lege, Shanghai, says:
"I read with considerable inter
est the Harrlsburg Ttelegraph's quo
tation from the proceedings of the
Northampton Republican commit
tee, and its tribute to Senator Pen
"I have watched Senator Pen
rose's career from the time he first
entered political life, sometimes as
a Democrat, sometimes as a Repub
lican, and again as an utterly dis
interested and consequently fair ob
server. His career is interesting aside
from the broad statesmanship which
has characterized it, in the fact
that he has been the best damned
man in Pennsylvania since Senator
Quay's time, and in all his thirty
three years of p->fitical life, the only
charge made by his enemies both in
and out of his party, that ever stuck
was that of "Boss" which is but a
vulgar substitute for leader.
"You would bo surprised to know ]
that away out here twelve or thir
teen thousand miles from his home,
the Senator is known to some as
'Boss' Penrose, and with real good
people a boss is just short of the
Devil, lacking horns, hoofs and a
tall. Several times I have had occa
sion to set people rigjit on the Sena
tor by reviewing his record, und
have gotten a frank admission from
my auditors of their utter ignorance
of the man and his work. Their
misinformation is, of course, deriv
ed from your own vile profession.
I remember just before leaving
home, when tho question of the elec
tion of senators by popular vote was
being discussed, a remark by a
prominent 'independent' Republican
of Philadelphia in a mixed politlcul
company, that 'if it came to a popu
lar election, Boise Penrose would be
stamped in Pennsylvania to the
tune of at least three hundred thou
"Then away out here years later I
read that he had carried his state by
I think something so big that the fig
ures have escaped me. One loses
interest in a 'walk-over.' I con
cluded that 'prominent' politicians
often have better hindsight than
"I hope I have said nothing in
reference to the Senior Pennsylva
nia Senator that will meet with the
disapproval of a Democratic or
Progressive Republican censor. I
am at least not asking or expecting
political favors.
"I am proud of him as a Penn
sylvanian, as I think every unpreju
diced citizen of his state should be.
"You know out here we are to all
foreigners, Americans. Among our
selves we are both Americans and
Pennsylvanians, Virginians, etc. And
each stands up for the honor of his
state and the reputation of her pub
lic men when unjustly assailed. Our
state pride seems to be more pro
nounced because we are so far from
Socialism and Kaiserism
[From the N. Y. Commercial]
Socialists in Germany, Russia,
America and other countries are do
ing their Kaiser's dirty work. Under
the guise of friends of freedom they
are striving to rivet the shackles of
autocracy and Prussian militarism
upon the free peoples of the world.
Their leaders work for blood money,
and their activities are measured by
the cash they receive from the Beast
of Berlin.
In America a vast corruption fund
was raised by the German ambas
sador through the sale of bonds and
notes countersigned or endorsed by
himself, of which at least fifteen mil
lion dollars have been traced by
American secret service agents.
Some parts of this fund is still in
the hands of the Kaiser's secret
! agents in the United States, and this
money is forthcoming to pay the
■lcosts of German and pacifist propa
> ganda and to assist more or less
i openly in electing socialists to Con
■ gress. Professing socialists are not
• spending much money. They get it
• somewhere and do not give it away,
but from some secret source any
i enemy of the country can draw all
, the money required to pay promi
• nent and high-priced lawyers when
, he is brought to book.
In' Russia the Red Terror is~the
work of German hirelings. As com
pared with it, the French Revolu
tion was a love feast. LouisXVl and
Marie Antoinette were executed after
a trial which was unfair but which
presented the outward form of a ju
dicial proceeding. The Red Terror
ists of Russia murdered the former
Czar and his heir in cold bloqd, and
it is believed that they burned the
Czarina and her daughters to death.
They have slaughtered more inno
cents in two days than were put to
death during the Terror in France.
No protests against these outrages
in Russia have come from the So
cialists of New York City, or at least
from those who control that faction
or who now support its candidates
for public office. On the contrary,
they profess to admire Lenine and
Trotsky, and many of tHem knew
the latter personally when he was
living in this city. It is the duty of
every citizen with a vote in the Con
gressional districts where Socialists
are candidates Ut the coming Con
gressional election to let Russia
know that Bolsheviki are looked
upon as pariahs by all true Ameri
cans and that we regard with horrtfr
the crimes committed by their class
in Russia. One of their candidates
for Congress now stands charged
with violating the Espionage Act.
Debs, five times Socialist candidate
for the presidency, has been convict
ed of such a crime. Socialism stands
revealed as the enemy of the plain
people and the subsidized supporter
of Kaiserism.
Editors Hear Northcliffe
London,.—Entertaining a party of
American editors at luncheon at the
Times offices. Lord Northcliffe, toast
ing the American visitors, said:
"In America last year we won
dered at the.strange phenomenon of
the rising young men of that na
tion, many resident a thousand miles
from the sea, being drawn by some
mysterious instinct to leave their
prosperous careers to come across
the Atlantic. Their crusade was
one of the groat miracles of the
"Public opinion had become unan
imous in America, not because they
had anything to get out of the war,
but because of the overwhelming
instinct to rise to the cause of jus
"We never use the word 'for
eigner' In regard to Americans in
this country," Lord Northcliffe
added. "We regard you as our
Dr. Edward J. Wheeler of New
York replied to tl\e and F. P.
Glass of Birmingham, Ala., a mem
ber of a second party of editors, de
scribing his voyage across the At
lantic, said:
The fear among the 1,800 Amer
ican troops aboard see chip was that
the war might be finished before
they arrived In France-"
Hunting (Eljat j
Study of the streets on Saturday
night was an interesting matter for
anyone who had the time to observe
the demeanor of the hundreds who
thronged Market and Third and
other thoroughfares in the down
town district from early in the even
ing until IX o'clock, probably more
from force of habit than anything
else. Nowhere was there
dispositiop'to criticise the orders for
the closing of the stores and stop
the sale of ice cream, cigars and
magazines any more than there had
been against the state order locking
the doors 'of the places of public
amusement and saloons. Indeed,
the attitude lias been marked by a
cheenlhilness which would not have
been thought of before we entered
into the war. We have gone through
a course of regulation of many ac
tivities and in a way Harrlsburg was
pretty well schooled in obeying or
ders long before the drastic precau
tions promulgated to light influenza
and the mounting death rate. But
the old thing about the crowds in
Market street and the Square Satur
day night was that while they seem
ed to have little kick against the
closing they did not hesitate to con
gregate, to stand- around in groups,
to spit over pavements and pass
around cigars, cigarets, candy and
plug tobacco. In Union Station
where the sales of even periodicals
was stopped along with the peculiar
brands of candy dispensed at its
"newsstand" there were the usual
Saturduy crowds and the congregat
ing was a great deal more than
would have occurred in most of the
churches. There seemed to be a
lack of cc-ordination between the
health authorities and the police
authorities in regard to the street
crowds and there were more people
standing "around the four corners
of Third and Market at 9 o'clock
than would be found in a "movie".
It seemed when the tire alarm was
sounded by some miscreant at 11
o'clock at night as ,though it had
been done as a piece of sarcasm to
ward the congregating order. The
sounding of "four" brought out
people by hundreds and they were
jammed in South Third street and
adjoining thoroughfares as though
danger from contagion was as fnr
away as the steppes where influenza
is generally understood to have
started on its prostrating march
across the world. Prevention of
street crowds by the police arm
would seem to be as important as
the prohibition of the congregating
at amusement places and groceries
and the like by the health author
• • •
"There are two classes of' work
ers in this community who have had
to suffer very much through influ
enza which has struck down their
companions. They are the tele
phone operators and the motormen
and conductors," said a physician
yesterday. "I don't count us doc
tors or nurses. We are like you
newspaper people. We are ex
pected to go always. But the tele
phone girls have had their work
multiplied by the epidemic and the
force of operators, which is limited
anyway, has been hard hit by the
influenza. I fully appreciate the ef
.fort to cut down calls and everyone
should avoid messages not
tant for the sake of people who
have' to use the telephone to get
doctors or drugstores. As for the
motormen and conductors, suppose
that they would all get sick."
• • •
Arrangements are being made by
1 Dr. Joseph Kalbfus, the State Game
■ Commission Secretary, to purchase
some 200 deer during the coming
■ fall and winter to stock the now
. preserves in the Lykens Valley rc
i gion of Dauphin county and in For
; est county. Some may go into other
' preserves, although reports are that
> there are many deer in the South
■ Mountain region and in the Elk
' Cameron-Clearfield-Clinton district.
" These deer will likely come from
t Michigan and will bo liberated after
1 the hunting season. The pheasants
' will be turned loose in the spring.
\ The movement to remove the pro
tection from red squirrels is taking
[ shape and will be heard of during
the coming legislative session when
. plans for advancing seasons on
. blackbirds and gray squirrels will
. also materadize. People coming hero
[ are also talking very favorably of
• the projects for planting hickory
i and beech nuts so that game may
• be provided with a new food supply.
■ More kafflr corn has been planted
' this year than expected because of
1 the war conditions and a pronounced
i change of sentiment toward caring
for wild life is to be noticed.
• • •
Just now authorities appear to
differ on the eve of "Walnut Plant
ing Day," proclaimed by the Gover
nor, about the way to plant. I. C.
Williams, the Deputy State Forestry
Commissioner, says that the hulla
should be removed and Dr. Kalbfus,
Secretary of the Game Commission
and a wild life authority, says that
the hulls should be merely crushed.
Governor Brumbaugh says that far
mers ought to provide the walnuts
for planting and farmers are in
clined to plant as many as they can
—George H. Earle, Jr., the Phil
adelphia banker, is seriously ill and
mourns the deaths of two daughters
the last ten days.
—R. M. Fry, well known here, is
taking a prominent part in the Liber
ty Loan work in the Connellsvillo
region. . • „
—John W. Rauch, the Reading
publisher, celebrated his fiftieth
wedding anniversary.
—lsaac H. Weaver, prominent
Lancaster businessman, .has been
elected president of the Chamber
of Commerce in that city.
—W. P. Rellley, who commanded
the Wllllamsport battery when the
war began, has been promoted to
be a major of artillery in the 107 th
—O. W. Mason, prominent In the
iron trade at Philadelphia, will g<y
to France in Y. M. C. A. work.
—Senator W. C. McConnell !"•
chairman of the Northumberland
county Liberty Loan committee.
—Fred Krebs, Johnstown banker,
has taken charge of supervision of
building projects in Cambria county.
—O. S. Frants, Altoona minister
and president of the church federa
tion in that city, makes the sugges
tion that hon\e worship be revived.
—That Hnrrlsburg banks are
all ready to help yon buy bonds?
In the darkest days of the Civil
War H&itttwm/lg banking Institutions
loaned maw aousands to help buy

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