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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH A HE V?SPA PEE FOX THE HOME Founded 1831 < Published evenings except Sunday by THE TKI.9OHAPH PRINTING CO. Telegraph Ball Slag, Federal Sgaare E. J. STACK POLE President and Editor-in-Chief F. R. OTBTER, Business Manager OVB is. BTKINMETZ, Managing /editor A. R. MICHENER, Circulation Manager Exeeatlre Board J. P. McCULLOUGH. BOYD M. OGELSBY, F. R. OYSTER. GUS. M. STEINMKTZ. Member of the Associated Press—The Associsted Press is exclusively en titled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it.or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local nAii published herein. . „ AR rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. i| \ Member American Chicago, "111" nl ' Entered at the Post Office In Harris burg. Pa., as second class matter. • ~r -aaSHßrsj- Br carrier, ten cents a ■tH&iSijsiaSd week: by mall, IS.OO B year In advance. li fortifies mg soul to know That though 1 perish, truth' is so; That hotcso'er I strap. and range. What'er 1 do thou dost not change; 1 steadier step when I recall That if I slip thou dost not fall. —Clough.— WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27, I#JB I ■ ■ .... . . i * THANKSGIVING Make a Joyful noLe nat. ,be lord, nil ye lands. Serve Ihe l.ord with slailneaa: rnae before Hla presence with Ringing. Know ye that the l.ord He Is Gadi j It Is He that hath made us, and not 1 we onrselvesi we are Hla people and 1 the aheep of Hla pastures. Rater lata His gates with thanks giving, and Into Hla eonrts with ] praise I be thankful unta Him and bless His name. For the l.ord Is good: Ills Mercy Is everlasting! and Ills truth eadurelh to all generations.— Psalms, 100 th. ••••••as* When He said uata theai. Go year way, eat the fat. drink the sweet, and j send portions to thrm for whom noth ing la prepared! for this day Is holy ! nato onr l.ordi neither be ye sorry, for ; tbr Joy of the l.ord Is your strength. • • And all the people neat their way to eat, and to drink, and to send por- ' tloas, aad to make great mirth be cause they had understood the words j that were declured unto them. —Nehe- miah, 9th chap.; 10 and 12. What this newspaper has contended right along—that the men who have been doing the fighting for Uncle Sam, j who have aligned themselves for jus- j tice and freedom—will stand for noi foolishness on the part of those imi- ' tators in this country of the Bolshe viks of Europe, was demonstrated In New York City the other j night, when several hundred sol- J diers and sailors balded a mass ' meeting of howling undesirables en gaged in a disloyal gabfest. Men who are proud to have served under the ! Stars and Stripes will .not permit the j ' sympathizers with Germany on this ' side of the ocean to overturn the i order and safety of our own people. I Not by a jug full! A STIGMA ON THE POLICE IF CITY COUNCIL chooses to j ignore its plain duty in making ' an investigation of the police de partment following tlie federal raids 1 of Saturday night, and the Mayor is so blind that he sees no need for an j investigation, then certainly the de- ! cent, honest policemen owe it to | themselves to demand that the truth 1 be given to the public. Not every man on the force is guilty of permitting the operation of houses of prostitution or speakeasies on his beat. Harrisburg has among Its patrolmen a number of very ex- j cedent officers. But so long ns the public does not know who Is to blame for the outrageous conditions ■ found here by the army authorities, the whole department and every man In it rests under a stigma that marks innocent and guilty alike. The men of the force are protected by the civil service. They have the power, if they will, to call for a showdown, and if they do not do it the public is not to be blamed If It chooses to believe they are all of a class. ENOUGH OF POLITICIANS New York World shies away from the Republican, proposal to nominate General Pershing for President, expressing the belief that the people may not elect "a ' "* ' ■ v ' WEDNESDAY EVENING, HARRI&BURG TELEGRAPH * .. NOVEMBER 27, 1918 I soldier without political experience," And why not, pray? Haven't we hail j a surfeit of civilians with political experience? Wouldn't it he a wel come change to have in the White 1 House a soldier deaf to the pleas of ' politicians and intent ohl.v upon the • good of the country he has fought ' to save? At any rate there will be " many who wHI have a hankering to try the experiment. A POPULAR MOVE CITY COUNCILMEN and the Mayor are moving along both proper and popular lines when they take steps to locate a public comfort > station at or near the courthouse, where it will be at once convenient [ and uticonspicious. The county commissioners, in con l nection with officers of the Harris ' burg Rotary Club, at one time i the contemplated location serious thought, but the war came along and spoiled their plans. The councilman and the contmis- \ i sioners realize the demand for a ■ r , place of this kind and are willing to I co-operate in its construction. They i are evidently of the belief, however, j that it would not be wise to spend a large sum of money on the erection 1 of a station of ornamental design in ] a prominent place, and most people , will agree with them in that. HIS FRIENDS PROTEST | AVID LAWRENCE, one of the | J 1 Washington newspaper corre spondents, said to be close to I the Fresident and who recently i wrote an appreciation of Colonel I House, has just given expression in | a dispatch to the New York Evening | Post to some rather surprising news ' | concerning the man in the White | House. He declares the President ; must clean house; that he must re- I organize his cabinet, that he has, done many things recently to alien- j ate his warmest supporters.- Unsel • fish friends, this intelligent observer j I of events says, are "grieved and dis- | I appointed" and It is declared that j j as he goes to Europe the President] J "will leave behind a dejected and ] I depressed following whose enthusi- ] i asm for him will have been seriously | | diminished." Men who helped to elect Mr. Wil- 1 I son in 1912 and in I9lti are severely j I criticising his insistence upon the | | peace conference trip to Europe and j j it is strongly intimated that he has ' J lost touch with American sentiment j | —that he refuses to listen to those j i who are best aide to advise him in j this critical hour; that he is ignor- I ing great domestic questions in his i inlernalionlisnt; that he is too ex i elusive; *tliat his taking of George j Creel with him to Europe at the i same time Postmaster General S Burleson has grabbed the cables has ! produced a most serious impression j on the public mind; that the Cabinet j ! is in a rut, and that permitting Mc- i | Adoo to retire at this particular j juncture is the greatest mistake of, all. [ There is also a feeling at Wash- j ington that the President has still i I further grievously erred in refusing j jto take inlo his confidence in for-I 1 eign affairs Republicans as well as | Democrats, and that, in short, the 1 President "is drifting away from the j I original precepts of openness and 'managing the government in a per -1 sonal and private way, which does i not square with his piofessions of j democracy." Boiled down, the story is one of j I the loss of prestige, the decadence ' ! of morale among his friends and im r minence of party revolt. Oh, for the good old days when John | Harris used to shoot bis Thanksgiving' ■ wild turkey from his back porch. THANKSGIVING MUSIC | O 4o the Capitol to-morrow af- I _ ternoon and help in the sing- X-* ing. It will digest your dinner ! 'and sweeten your-disposition. Justi !us a singing army is a victorious | army, so a singing nation is a uni- j ' ted, progressive nation. We would j j all be belter, both individually and j 1 as a community, if we rubbed el- ! ! bows oftener and sang more. Let's | get together to-morrow and make ! what the Psalmist called a "joy- i | ful noise unto the Lord." * King Albert strikes us as being less j autocratic than some presidents. j j j ' ONE EXTREME TO OTHER j THEY used to call him "Lieb- ] knecht the liberal," because of his belief in popular rule. Now they call him "Liebnecht the radi- | cal," because) he believes merely in! class rule. He fought the Kaiser for I years because he opposed one-man. j !or autocratic government. To-day ' | he is in power and lie is doing pre- I | clsely what he objected to in the old [ I days of Junkerdom. Liebknecht does j ; not. know or wilfully overlooks the 1 ; fact that no gos-ernment can long ' exist these days In which rich and ! poor Hllke do not have a voice. ! -I.lebknerht wilt shortly And himself following the Kaiser Into oblivion. ' The old bugaboo of Increased taxes growing out of the prohibition of tha liquor traffic is being paraded throughout the country at the pres- ' •nt time, but the people have learned through years of experience In dry States that the saving of court costa And police expense and other heavy expenditures growing out of the abuse of liquor, that prohibition Is not to be regarded as anything but a distinct benefit. ,1 folitlci Ik j Hjr tlie Ex-Comn>lUccman j| Return of Oov<M'nor-elect "William ' • Sproul to Philadelphia to-day is j expected to be followed by aoiue in : tiinationa as to hiN course in' ap l hointmenls and legislation. The selection of Governor Martin G. ' " ru !"l>augh to he the War Historian lof Pennsylvania hus attracted so mtien attention that the fact that the ; new Governor met u number of men ! " ) r, o, ! nl,lent ' n Pennsylvania political affairs yesterday, escai>ed notice. In timations nfe given that the Sproul I sailing chart which the new Uovern- I or worked out while resting In New i l ork state has been exhibited. I The Speakership situation is ex pected to develop after the first of December. Meanwhile the friends of Representative Robert S. Spangler, i the "dry" Republican from the city of j i ork, are pushing him foy all they are worth and claim much support lor him. Certain newspapers say that he is favored by the new Gov ernor. hut. the partisans of the vet ! eran George W. Williams up on the : northern tier insist that he is Ihe' ' logical candidate. Western Petinsyl , vanians are putting up lightning rods j for some of their favorites, but it j looks more like committee chatr ! manships in that section than any thing else. —Lieutenant Governor-elect Ed ward K. Middleman and Frank A. Smith, who will likely succeed him as Dauphin Senator, have been in vited to attend the dinner at Wil liamsport in- honor of Brua C. Keef er. which is expected to be a notable affair. —State chairman William E. i Crow was here yesterday between j trains. He was on his way from | Washington and remarked : that he . expected a splendid' administration I from * his old colleague. Senator | Sproul. ; ---The cold official announcement that the Republican majority in the next Legislature will be 199 on jpint I ballot, is something which tells its own story. In a year when the Dem ocrats have the national administra tion and the bosses of the Pennsyl vania Democracy have had every thing in the way of patronage, power and pelf, as far as contributions could make it, they succeeded in get ting exactly six slate Senators and twenty-three Representatives. The total membership of tlie Pennsylva nia Legislature is 257. Democracy of Pennsylvania was never at such a low ebb as far as influence on Cap- i itol Hill through direct represents- j lives or the people as in this yeriod of the Palmer-McCorinick regime. I—Newspaperi—Newspaper comment n the se lection of Governor Brumbaugh to be the war historian is not kindly to-day. The Philadelphia North American says the Governor "grabs" a place, while the Democratic Phil adelphia Record promptly charges a political deal. The Record says in the course of its article: "In re turn for permitting Governor Sproul to name a successor in the Superior Court to Judge John W, Kephart and to fill the court vacancy in West moreland county and another in the Municipal Court of this city, he de manded immediate action 011 the $lO,OOO job." —The Public Ledger says that the whole matter is now up to Gover nor-elect Sproul and makes • the adjutant general the important con sideration, pointing out that if the new defense commission is to re voke the appointment the incoming governor will either have to name a new adjutant general or else Gen eral Beory will have to back track. The Philadelphia Inquirer and Pitts bnrgh Gazette-Times "give promi nence to the fact that the appoint ment is not effective until Febru ary, when the new administration will be in office and intimate that some legal proceedings may be taken before the present Governor gets into his new place. They also men tion the possibility of the action of yesterday being rescinded. The Philadelphia Press notes the fact that the Governor and Auditor Gen eral Snyder went right ahead with the business in the face of threats on the part of Walter H. Gaither, ex-public service commissioner, to take the matter into the courts. —The next two or three days will' probably bring editorial expression showing what the state at large thinks of the proposition. —City Solicitor John O. Connelly, one of the big figures- in Philadel phia now is out for a small council without regard to ward lines, which is not what the Vares want. The Philadelphia, Record sa\s that since the street cleaning bids were thrown out there will be some people going after the "Vare velvet." —Mayor McDowell, of Chester, says he proposes /to clean up the police of his city. Chester is very much on the map in regard to mu nicipal affairs. —Out in Pittsburgh there are signs that several boonts for Su perior Court judge will be started soon. The Kline and Wallace booms may have some rivals of consider able size. -—Lehigh county's official deposits are getting into the limelight again. The county commissioners are threatening an investigation and have locked horns with the control ler. —William Wilbelm, who charged that the fuel administration made no effort to increase anthracite pro duction, has been a prominent figure in Schuylkill county politics. He was a leader of the progressives. M'Cormick as Flame-Thrower [From the Phila. Sunday Dispatch.] The Seventeenth Congressional district, Pennsylvania, was enliven ed this year by an ohl-fashioned bat the royal in which National Demo cratic Chairman Vance McCormick set out to take the "scalp of Con gressman Benj. K. Focht. It was some scrimmage, while it lasted, hut Congressman Ben Foeht happens to be a somewhat capable two-hamlcd lighting man and he met thp enemy, figuratively speaking, "with bells on" at every stage of the milling. When the final returns were all in it was learned that Congressman Ben. who hud been singled out as the object of special attention at lite hands of Chairman McCormick and his Hurrisburg newspapers, was re elected by a majority live Unites as great as that he received two years ago. Not only that, but Congress man Ben carried every one of the eight counties that comprise his dis trict, including two that are nor mally Democratic. Up Lewisburg way they know Ben Focht too-long and too well to lie. misled by any of fhe familiar de vices of political campaigning, and they are a tilde too close to llarrie burg not to be able to size up Vancie and bis ntustard-gas. v > s Besides. 1918 happens to he what is known as a Republican year, and the outlook is good that 1919 is go ing to be another and 1920 the cul minating point of a consecutive series. SELECT YOUR OWN TITLE .... .... "NEE-M "f! 'FRIEND " WELL WHAT t>LD SR TP'tmS***'^ C7s//< • INVITE TH6MI BOH?- skanoist /•V ——DP 0 YOU DON'T 'SEC AMY BODY rrSbY W LIT tie wioman ft Hope! \ PO(ft CUSR vl j3z / "p<^GeT N | To A Bl<o Feso- £R * • ' 'il OH-H-M w:,' AIN'T IT A / HA * ne?ST PER L'Fg °u p O^J-OY Mflv/IE- Happy rapid colv> h #us'^ LY r VAJAI "' < TuRK I?Re ' A " vvs THE ISSI'E OE MM (From tlie Pliila. Bulletin) The report given currency by the Providence Journal that the under lying reason of Secr/tary McAdoo's withdrawal from the Cabinet and his position as Federal Director of Railroads, was his opposition to the commitment of the administration to the poli?y of government owner ship of all public utilities, has some circumstantial backing, whether true in all particulars or not. The Cabinet has not been entirely harmonious on this question, save as a war policy, and it has been rumored that one of the reasons for the apparent shelv ing of Secretary Lane, who had ap pealed to the public as one of the strongest of the President's advise Is, was his opposition to the Burleson idea of governmental expansion in this direction. The division of the President's party in the Senate and the House has been even more no table, and, even though the chief ex ponent of government ownership is from the South, the party in that section, solid for a half century, is threatened with a split on the issue should it be forced. if this shall be the dominant issue of the next national campaign in 1920, it is likely to bring about a re alignment of party forces the coun try over, and in its differentiation between tlie conservative and radi cal elements In the electorate to create new lines of division which will entirely upset the customary bases of political estimates. Possibly Mr. McAdoo's brief ex perience in the federal management of railroads i*as sufficient to demon strate to him the impossibility of satisfying the continuing demands of the railroad workers for increased wages and at the same time meeting the expectation of the public for re duced railroad rates whep the gov ernment substituted for the so-called railroad "barons," and he was un willing to carry the burden of in creasing responsibility for the dis appointment which threatened. THE FLEET S SURRENDER (Fronv Phila. Evening Ledger) tX>r a centUry to come- no German Will' be able to recall the unresisting surrender of his-nation's fleet with out a sense of shame and over whelming despair. This is the killing affliction that kultur lias imposed Anally on those who fostered it. Any one who finds comfort in hating Germany, any one who has wished to see the thing we knew us Germanism given to complete an nihilation, has only to view the sorry drama of the North Sea and he at peace. Here the unaided logic by which Wllhelm tried to found an empire provided its own end in utter degration. It was not merely ships that surrendered. The impov erished soul of a people went also into humiliation and captivity. Col. Harvey Sez, Sez He "The ruling spirit strong in death" even in their retirement under the terms of the armistice, the German soldiers continue to the last their thievish and destructive practices. Mr. Henry Morgenlliau relates that while he was American Ambas sador at Constantinople the German Ambassador, Baron von Wagenheim, told him that at the end of the war Germany would compel France to surrender all her art treasures— .those (that Germany had not already destroyed, we suppose he meant— and to pay in addition an indemnity of twenty billion dollars. Memo: To be recalled at the coin ing Peace Conference. We'don't believe in riots in the streets of American cities, hut we don't believ#, either, in the flaunting of red flugs as opposed to the Stars and Stripes, or in cheering for the Bolshevik!. As a matter of fact, the latter offense is nothing short of se dition, since lite Bolshevik! of Rus sia are at war with the United States. * William llohenzollern must be credited with having told one truth, though it was Unintentional and was coupled with a lie. He said that lie had not fled from Germany, but had voluntarily left that country for its own good. There can lie no doubt that it was for Germany's good, though he did not intend it to be so. Belgium's bill for repairs made necessary by German devastation and theft is said to umount to more than four bllllbn dollars. We as sume that the peace conference will approve it and order it paid in full, making it a first lien and levy upon all available German assets. An ex pensive "scrap of paper," that vio lated treaty. Coming Out of Ether "Doctor, hey doctor, come heje. Is my tongue still on? I haven't any feeling in the end of my tongue," said the patient ill a conversational tone, as he took account of his sur roundings aiuLrolled his eyes heav enward. "You're all right, boy, now go to sleep," replied the surgeon, patting him on ttie shoulder and smiling sympathetically. Ward A, American Bed Cross Military Hospital No.*3, Paris/ for "American officers, swears by its surgeon. A young doughboy from Camp Dix had stopped a shell in the Argonne and was shipped to a bed among the officers by mistake. This fact seemed to worry him, for he babbled constantly about it as he emerged from the ether. -It was just about time for "lights out" in the hospitat when the stretcher-hearers brought him in and dumped the unconscious figure unceremoniously into bed. The pros pect was too alluring for sleep, how ever, and lights were kept on and wounded officers front all corners of the ward propped themselves up on their elbows, those that were able, with eager anticipation in their#eyes, to watch "'the show." it is always an event when a patient comes out of ether. "Bid you get itout all right, doc tor?" queried the patient, resuming bis chatter. "Am 1 all right now?" "Thus air right then," he suid, con- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Hospital as Memorial To Ilit Editor of tlic Telegraph: I wish to express a hearty endorse ment of your recent editoriui sug gesting a new hospital as a' fitting memorial to the ending of the war. Harrisburg in common with other patriotic cities must consider the erection of some fitting memorial to commemorate the victorious achieve ments of American arms and the supreme sacrifice of her soldier dead. It is an obligation and privilege to erect such a memorial. What form this memorial shall take Is a ques tion about which must center much thought, much deliberation, much vision. Attrffctive as are arches and bridges and columns and other arch itectural constructions which appeal only to the aesthetic side of the city, cannot a Victory Memorial satisfy the aesthetic desire of our citizens and at the same time add to their willingness to help along in the splendid work ot' reconstruction. Our heroes who made the supreme sac rifice on European battle-grounds, as well as thoße who will return with shattered nerves' and mutilated bodies the remainder of their lives, must have a permanent and fitting memorial to their bravery and valor. Could any structure be more suit ably commemorative than a great, modern hospital, equipped to reduce suffering and extend the span of hu man life for its citizens? it would seem efficient, practical and feasible. Harrisburg lias entirely outgrown its hospital facilities. Whether our Victory Memorial takes the form of a great curative institution or not, Harrisburg must have a larger, up to-the-minute, scientifically equipped plant for treating the sick. This is the mosf pressing problem before our city! Our hospital can Justly he proud of its record of more than fifty years' service, and its ability lo meet all emergencies t in the past, but the city lias grown * faster than t lie hospital, with the increasing ap. preciation of the value of hospital care in time of suffering. The frightful epidemic of influenza through which we have just passed and'the demand for hospital beds should impress all with the urgency of this need. It-is my hope that our citizens will appreciate the emergency, ser iously studjyfrotn all angles the besf location for a hospital, ami then unitedly erect and support an in stitution that will lie creditable to the capital city of the great Key stone Htate, and also be a Victory Memorial building to our splendid men who left all behind them that democracy might live. Ilurrishutg has every reason to be proud of what it*has accomplished in the last few years, but she has not'awakened to her hospital necessities, J. B. McALAST#X At. D. tentedly, when he had been assured of the success of the operation. He continued, weakly, "when I get hack after those damn Germans, I'll shoot 'em all. My good, old forty-five, y' know, that'll do for 'em. I'm go ing to cut their ears off—won't take any prisoners, give 'en no quarter. I'll cut their ears off, —the ! I've done my bit!" "Doctor, I haven't any feeling in (he end of my tongue," he went on, lapsing again into what seemed to lie lits favorite subject. "Where's the nurse? 1 want her to see if my tongue is still there." and he stuck out his tongue several times for the inspection of the doctor, who told him he'd tlx it, up for him in the morning. "The doctor is going to tlx it up in the morning—tlias a'right" he murmured coniidentially in a loud tone to the world in general. "Oh, hell! that was a good dinner. I'm sorry 1 lost it," was his next con tribution to thte entertainment of the now convulsed ward. ' A lieutenant in the oppoite bed, | with u bullet through his chest, I laughed till his left ached, liter | ally. "I'd give a thousand dollars if i 1 had two good lungs to laugh with," 1 he gasped. About this time the ward jester j hobbled in on his crutches and com menced his nightly harangue, at which the lights were popped out and the highly satisfied "blesses" settled down for the night. Willi I lie President Away [New York Times] The announcement that the Presi dent would absent himself from the country for an indefinite time for the purpose of attending the Peace Con ference at Paris gave rise at first to general astonishment, then to the spirit of inquiry, and lastly to al most universal disapproval. It was said, and denial was impossible, that no positive law forbids the President of the United States tp leave the country. No positive law was neces sary, for it was the general assump tion that at least during a session of Congress he would be at his post. Custom each in its own spflre, have the force of law, and everybody saw at once that prescription, running in this case beyond legal memory, since it dates from the organization of tlie Government, would be violated by the execution of tlie President's de sign. • There is an evident presupposition that the President wil be at the na tional capital during sessions of Congress, at all times ready to per form his constitutional duty. The public welfare requires that laws should be enacted. Congress can not enact them without the Presi dent. Away from Washington dur ing a session of Congress, the Presi dent is away from his post of duty. For the People to Decide [From the Scranton Republican] It is for the people of America to decide whether the Government Rhall control the public utilities of the United States since the people constitute the Government The recent seizure of the ocean cables by Postmaster General Bur leson, while warranted as a war measure, was not effected until the close of the war and has been severely criticised on this account, because It is well known that Mr. Burleson' favors Government control of nil telegraphic communication as part of the postal system. However desirable such owner ship might be in Hie interest of eltt ciency, it cannot become effective by an olficlul mandate of any Sort. It must be realized, if at all, by and with the express approval of the citizens of this country, after full and fair discussion of ,its merits and drawbacks. The resolution introduced in the United States Senate last week by Senator l.ewis. declaring that it is tiie expression of that body that the policy of tiie United States (gov ernment for the future should be that of Government ownership of railroads, telegraphs, telephones und national lines of communication, and thut it "should possess and own all national agencies for the production of fuel," as well a> own ships of commerce, opens up a very broad subject. It is pi-ogrant, not to lie decided by any authority short of the people, and for this reason is likely to play an important part in the next na tional campaign, #hen a President and Congress will be elected. A BEAUTIFUL MEMORIAL lFrom the New York Sun] No more appropriate, beautiful or sensible memorial to the men who have fallen in the war could he de vised than the plantations of trees which have been set out in some towns, and which all communities are urged to adopt as the enduring symbols of their gratitude. Some of the montiments raised to soldiers in the United States are splendid in conception and execu tion. Others are pitifully inappro priate and would not be tolerated for a moment were it not for the sentiment they represent. Most of them are merely commonplace, fall ing to do justice to the thought that inspired them or to the martyrs, whose fame they are designed to per-' petuate. A grove of trees can never he any thing but beautiful. No matter what design is followed in planting them, they will be dignified, interesting and increasingly worthy of their purpose. Their care would enlist the thoughts of succeeding generations; the re placement of those which fell vic tims to or disease might well be the occasion of memorial services at which the glories of the men in whose honor they were set out could be recalled. The planta tions reserved for them would na turally become the scenes of pa triotic gatherings at which tribute would l>e paid in succeeding genera tions to those who in the great war gave their lives for their country. This suggested scheme of memorial decoration can be adapted to the natural requirements of any town. Nothing is nobler than a splendid boulevard lined with trees. SWEEP OUT THE lATTER! [N. A. Review's AYar Weekly.] One of the matters which should engage early attention in the read justment to peace conditions is the depopulation of Ihe innumerable War Service ■ offices in Washington. This is recommended not only on economical but on sanitary, grounds as well. There is disgraceful over crowding botli in the offices them selves and in Washington's lodging houses. On the floor of the House df Representatives recently the case was cited of twelve clerks all,liv ing in one room and all, or most of IhSkn, ill of influenza. In the same debate it was asserted that one Bu reau had not even standing room, let alone desk room, for its vast armies of employes, in the recent debate in the Senate over proposed ] allotments of public lands to dis charged soldiers and sailors, Mr. Smoot said that in some of the re cently created fitireaus over 10,000 people Were employed. Senator Snioot was well within the mark. As quoted in the War Week ly of November 10, Representative Madden said, during the course or a I louse debate* that there were 14,- 000 employes in the War Risks Bu reau alone, about 4,000 having been taken on within a few weeks. The total number of these hordes of poli tical appointees, it heavy percentage of ( them being sheer parasites, sal aried idlers, has, to our knowledge, never been made known. But ob viously it would reach a stupendous figure. doubt it would sur pass in numbers the combined Northern and Southern armies en gaged at Gettysburg. And the cost, estimated in the mere terms of wan ton money waste involved, would be something staggering had not the war taught us to regard millions as "chicken feed," and only figures running into billions as worthy of serious consideration'. But the war is over. It is house cleaning time in all .the myriad De partments and Bureaas the war brought into being. • Every one of these Loafers' Snug Harbors must lie depopulated. If politicans are dreaming of making them perma nent they hud best revise their rev erlos. The spree is over. Bweep out the litter. .1 Picnic For Some It is evident that this war has been a picnic for some people and that they would gladly make it last for ever if they could—National Repub lican. Another "Scrap of Paper" The whirligig of time brings in its revenges. The invincibility of the German army and navy is now a scrap of paper.—Baltimore Ameri can. In the Future ' "There is one-time cotAing when men will really enjoy thelg wives' biscuits c.nd roils." "What time Is that?" "When we look back and remem ber the war .bread mother used tp make."—Detroit Free Press. fEmtutg (Efjat! "While many of the young Dau phin countians, enlisted dr drafted, are just a bit disappointed that they lind to remain in cantonments or stations in the United - States instead of getting overseas, lliey are by na means pining about it, but on the contrary aro having a very lively and interesting time, which will fit them all the better for business life. A couple of- letters received from young members of the liarrtsburg Telegraph Family who aro in camps tell of the way things have been go ing since }.he armistice was signed. For instance, one letter written by an observant young man in a large southern catnp says, "The signing of the armistice caused a very slight decrease in morale. Foreseeing the danger that might accompany the sudden waning of the morale, of ficers of this camp immediately formulated plans to entertain the boys and keep their minds off of go ing home at once. The usual army routine is lollowed out several days each week and then the boys are given a chance to take part in ac tivities of athletics, entertainments and oilier sports. Thursday has been proclaimed n "hike" day and the day following a field day. Saturday and Sunday the boys have to them selves and arc given a chance to visit the surrounding territory. On Thursday of each week the entire evacuation group goes on a hike for about 15 miles out into the coun try. l.arge fires aro built at the camp site and the men are given a real camp meal. Officers mingle with the enlisted men after tho meals and all have a general good time. On the following day from 8 in the morning until G in tho even ing tho boys are given an oppor tunity to show their skill at athle tics. Sports of all kinds mark the observation of field day and the com pany winning the meet is given a trophy. Needless to say keen ri valry marks each eveht and the boyu along the lines "do their bit" to ward winning the contests by us ing their voices to the utmost. This is only part of the plan being fol lowed out for keeping the morale up among the men here, so the home folks need not worry lhat their kin and friends are getting" homesick. Uncle Sam is taking care of them and-they are willing to do what is asked of them until they discontinue to wear the Olive Drab." Another letter says: "Home folks reading their loeul newspapers see stories of men being sent to Camp Greenleaf, L£tle, Ga. 1 do not doubt it a bit if they wondered what kind of a plaee Lytle is when reading these accounts because I did myself before getting here. Lytie is not men tioned on the maps because it is such a large and adequate place. Fighting during the Civil War in this region is responsible for putting this little hamlet on the map. Although having a population of less than 50, and in appearance resembling a western town or the villages that are founded by gold seekers in the far north, this hamlet has been tho rendezvous for months for the boys from this camp. In the evening hours after retreat the boys were glad to get to this little place, enjoy a good nieal and take in a moving picture show even if they were com pelled to wait some times for an hour to get their "eats" and sit on hard board seats in an unheated ; building to gaze upon a picture on the screen that may from appear ances, have been shown when movies first became a success. Wall street has ("• nothing on Lytle for making money, though oive of the progressive mer chants admitted the other day that he had accumulated enough money since the camp was located here to live retired after the camp ceased to exist. Most of the businessmen aro alike in this respect, he said. Tho only explanation one can give for the looks of the buildings in this (village is that it is alike in every detail to the westtern town scenes of Hart's in. some of his earlier pictures. Of course, this town lacks the bar rooms and cabarets shown in Hart's productions. The pleasant and un pleasant evenings the Pennsylvania j l>oys spent in this town will not eas i ity "be forgotten. When the boys re turn. home they will be able to tell the folks a better story of this little village, which will probably disap pear from the business world for ever when the boys leave." • e •Prof. Charles S. Davis, first vice president of the State Educational Association and one of the foremost . * educators of this section, will attend the conference of the special com mittee of educational men on taxa tion at Pittsburgh on Saturday. With him will be William Lauder, secretary of the State Industrial Hoard, and George W. Gerwig, sec- 4 retary of the Pittsburgh School Hoard, lie will also attend the con ference on revision of . the high school courses. Prof. C. V. Koch, " of the Stale Department of Public Instruction, will also attend. WELL KNOWN PEOPLE ] —James Collins Jones, Philadel phia attorney, who was here yester day at a Public Service hearing, is one of the prominent attorneys handling public utilities in Pennsyl vania. —Ex-Lieutenant-Governor L. A. Watres, ftf Scranton, is much inter ested' In power developments in northern Pennsylvania. -—Ex-Senutor John S. Fisher, of Indiana, is actively identified with qeverul of the big electric concerns of Central Pennsylvania. —Ex-Senator S. P. Light, of Leb anon, was here yesterday for the hearing in the electric contract case. —Joseph B. McCall,' president of the Philadelphia Electric, had two sons ill the United States Army and one was killed in action a short time ago. DO YOU"KNOW —That, rffiituylvnuia shite forest 1 reserves are approaching the 1,100,- 000 acre mark? lIISTOHIC HAimiSnilßG The original proposition to ex tend Capitol Park to the River Front Was objected to because of the ex pense. The cost would not. have ap proximated ti city block In that die-'Y trift to-day. What Is the Answer? Port fund is to he deprived of its steamship lino to Boston because of v the excessive cost of operation. Many trolley lines are to be discon tinued for the same reason. If the operation of the railroads was not paid for by taxes imposed by the government, u great ninny of them would have to be suspended. What is the answer?— Portland Press. A Suggestion Suggested to the Ponce Conference that Wisconsin pay an indemnity for LaFolletto and Hcrger.— Louisville Ctfbrlev-Journal.