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Founded 1831
Published evenings except Sunday by
Telegraph Building. Federal Square
President and Editor-in-Chief
F. R. OYSTER, Btuinett Manager
GUS M. STEINMETZ, Managing Editor
A. R. MICHENER. Circulation Manager
Executive Board
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Fntered at the Post OfTice in Harris
burg. Pa., as second class matter.
By carrier, ten cents a
week; by mall, $3.00
a year In advance.
Do good around you; preach what
you believe to be the truth; and act
accordingly; then go through life
looking forward. —Mazsini.
SO Mr. Burleson thinks the gov
ernment should own the tele
graph and the telephone lines,
and boasts that the Post Office De
partment has earned a surplus this
Do you know that if the govern
ment owned the telegraph lines
every dispatch you read in the Tele
graph this evening would have been
delivered over "government-owned
wires and that nothing but those
which the party in power happened
<o approve would have come"" across
the wires, if those in charge saw
tit to stop the other kind? Do you
know that it is costing more to run
the telegraph and telephone lines
under the very limited government
control than under private owner
ship? And, eventually, who will
pay the freight on these increases?
You. the patron of the wires will,
of course.
Mr. Burleson backs up his plea
for government ownership by point
ing to the earnings of the Post Office
Department, and it is only fair to
ask how it happens that this lone
branch of the government has been
made protitable. The answer is two
fold —by putting up postal rates 33
per cent, and more, and by keeping
salaries down to the starvation
point. The public is being over
charged for a very poor mail serv
ice and the pay of the postal em
ployes and letter carriers has been
held down to a figure that has
driven thousands of trained em
ployes from their jobs to others that
enable them to live recently. No
private employer would have been
able to hold down wages during this
government period the way Burle
son has done. The whole Post Office
Department is going to pot by rea
son of the Postmaster General's in
efficiency and his determination to
make a good showing for himself at
the expense of the pocketbooks of
the people and the pay envelopes of
the employes.
The Post Office Department used
to be the pride of the American peo
ple. Burleson has made It the stock
joke of the country. If the tele
graph and telephone lines are to go
the same road as the postal system,
heaven preserve us from public
General Pershing's report of Ameri
can activities in France gives all the
credit to the soldiers and none to
himself. As great a general in peace
as he was in war.
THE anomaly of electing senators
and representatives thirteen
months before they take their
seats has been emphasized again by
the result of the recent elections.
Unless the President chooses to call
an extra session of the Bixty-slx*th
Congress next summer, the men
chosen last month by the people to
represent them at Washington will
not have an opportunity to do so
until the first Monday In Decem
ber, 1919. The force of the popular
repudiation of the Democratic con
trol of legislation and expenditures
may not be felt until more than a
year has passed.
Perhaps the most disastrous con
sequences of permitting such an ab
surdly long interval of time to
elapse between the election and
qualification of members of Con
grass occurred in 1860, Had the
Congress elected in November of
that year been able to take office
one month later the Civil War might
have been averted. But Lincoln and
the new Congress did not assume the
reins of government for four months
after the election, During that time
the Southern States completed their
plana for secession. They could huvo
been forestalled and the conflict
avoided If tho delay In the change
of tho national administration could
have been prevented.
The need of a change in our sys
tem has been recognized for years,
and various bills and resolutions
have been introduced to effect a
remedy. Each time, however, com
plications have arisen that have pre
vented the enactment of legislation.
If the date of the end of one Con
gress and the beginning of another
is to be changed it will involve a
corresponding correction of the
length of the terms of two Presi
dents, two about
130 Senators and 870 Congressmen.
Such a change would require a very
carefully framed" amendment to the
Constitution, which would then
have to be ratified by three-fourths
of the States. The evident difficul
ties in tho way have discouraged
all former efforts to correct the evil.
But although it may not be prac
ticable to attempt the elimination of
the entire interval of thirteen
months that noV exists between
election and qualification, it is quite
within the power of Congress to pass
a bill fixing the date for the regular
meeting of the first session of a Con
gress on the second Monday in
March, instead of the first Monday
In December. Such an arrange
ment would not interfere with the
terms of any elected official; it would
shorten by nine months the time that
now elapses before a Senator or
Representative can assume his seat;
it would remove from the individual
who happened to be occupying the
White House the power to dictate
whether the people should or should
not be properly represented at Wash
ington; and it would send to the
National Capital men elected under
certain issues while those issues
were still alive and capable of af
fecting the welfare of the country.
The "Constitution of the United
States says: "The Congress shall
assemble at least once in every year,
and such meeting shall be on the
lirst Monday in December, unless
they shall by law appoint a different
day." Hence it is entirely within
the jurisdiction of Congress as to
when they shall assemble. The peo
ple have demanded the overthrow of
the present control of the Senate and
House. That demand should be com
plied with by the Republicans now
in Congress by the introduction of a
resolution, under the privileges
granted by the Constitution, putting
the date of the meeting of,the next
Congress as early as possible.
With the George Washington wob
bling about in the storm, perhaps Mr.
Wilson is beginning to wonder why
he didn't listen to his friends' advice
and remain at home.
APPOINTMENT of Representa
tive Glass to be Secretary of the
Treasury came as no surprise.
Mr. Wilson's predilection for
Southern Democrats made it fairly
certain that he would not loolf 'be
yond the Mason and Dixon line.
Glass is no match for McAdoo, who
is u really big man and who con
ducted his work in a manner that
brought few criticisms for his de- j
partment of the government Buti
Mr. Wilson never was famed for his
choice of really gifted men and
when he is fortunate in procuring
their services they do not stay long—j
as witness McAdoo and Garrison, j
for example. It is well that Glass
comes at the end of 'he war instead
of the beginning.
The ex-Crown Prince seems to have
much tlie same notions about the ex-
Kaiser as the world has about the ex-
Crown Prince.
THE recent report of Shirley B.
Watts, superintendent of the
public gardens in Harrisburg
the past season, is of such char
acter as to convince even the doubt
ing that these plots went a long
way last summer toward providing
vegetables for the people of the
city at small expense to themselves
at a time when the food situation
was acute. Xot oniy that, but the
gardens encouraged a healthful
form of exercise that ought to be
continued, especially with the long
evenings made possible by the day
light saving law. Mr. Watts is a
practical gardener and should be
able to do as much better the com
ing year as he did last year over
the season before, if given the oppor
Few people know that the garden
project was financed largely by the
Chamber of Commerce committee
appointed for the purpose, of which
Donald McCormick Is the efficient
chairman, and by funds appropriat
ed by the school bdard for the
school plots. Mr. McCormick has
given generously of his own time
and money. Doubtless his recom
mendation that the work be con
tinued next year will be followed.
If Socialism expects to have an in
fluence In this country, it ought to
reform its disciples abroad. Most of
us would prefer a Kaiser.
HARRISBURG people will rejoice
•in Mayor Kelster's purpose to
revive the Municipal Christmas
Tree celebration this year as d mark
of our rejoicing in the successful
termination of the war and the trif
umph of Christianity over the forces
of evil. It is especially fitting this
year that full public recognition be
given to the religious significance of
the great feast day. Too often in our
merrymaking we have lost sight of
the origin and purpose of the an
niversary, Nothing could be more
appropriate nor more delightful than
a coming together of the people of
the community on Christmas Eve be
neath the boughs of the Muulclnal
Tree, there in service and song to
acclaim Him who came to bring
"peace on earth: good will towurd
The "Reds." of Berlin, ought to be
called the "Yellows."
One, two or three lumps?.
~ — " i
fdltUt- in.
By the Ex-Committeeman
! Expense accounts tiled at the de
| partment of tho Secretary of the
j Commonwealth, on which the tiling
j limit expired last night, account for
i between $400,00 and $500,000. The
' statements tiled represent greater
j contributions and disbursements in
; some cases than known since the
enactment of the law requiring ac
counts to be filed at the Capitol
upon the conclusion of the cam
. The account of the Republican
State Committee, which received
' $200,525.43, is one of the largest
! ever made. Included in this sum,
; however, are the contributions of
j the Pennsylvania Patriotic Union
; and Republican state candidates.
| Over twenty important accounts
; were filed. The Democratic State
j Committee statement accounts for
over $38,000 and the Prohibition
I State Committee for over $B,OOO.
| Candidates for the Supreme Court
and their committees spent close to
There were more committees in
i charge of campaigns of candidates
than usual this year.
—The biennial moving of offices
of state departments and bureaus
which have been occupying legisla
tive committee rooms for the last
year and a half has started and the
quarters for the legislators are be
ing made ready for the session which
will begin a week from to-morrow.
The people moving from legislative
rooms are taking quarters in the
"attic" of the Capitol. The supplies
for the session are in hund and the
furniture and chandeliers in the leg
islative chambers have all been gone
over by the Capitol maintenance
force and many dollars spent in put
ting them into lirst-class shape.
—All of the counties of Pennsyl
vania except Luzerne have filed the
official returns of the election on
November 5, and in event that the
controversy over the soldier votes
in Luzerne is not settled within a
few days the official count of the
votes will be started at the Capitol.
The Luzerne officials have been in
formed that they can obtain certified
copies of the returns tiled here, but
that the state authorities will not
send out the originals without legal
—J. Washington Logue, Demo
cratic candidate for Lieutenant Gov
ernor, and Elisha Kent Kane, Pro
hibition candidate for Congress-at-
Large, havo liled expense accounts
showing that they expended less
than $5O in the campaign.
—John H. Glass, of Shamokin,
Republican leader of Northumber
land, is be\Mg boomed for a place
at the head of one of the depart
ments of the state government. Caleb
S. Brinton, former postmaster of
Carlisle, and William.,ijlcrtzler, of
Port,. Royal, are being mentioned for
water supply conirtfls'dotier. 1
—The Altoonu Tribune protests
editorially on discrimination against
men connected with the present ad
ministration who were for O'Neil at
the primary, but who turned in and
worked loyally and energetically for
the ticket when nominated. Such
men are not to be made targets, it
—The Republican city committee
of Philadelphia, will give a recep
tion to the new Governor within the
next two weeks.
—The Philadelphia Record to
day says that John M. Nobre, the
Philadelphia city engineer who
testified against Senator Vare has
been removed front his job. It also
says the Vares lost control of Phila
delphia councils yesterday.
—The Spangler boom for Speaker
seems to have a clear track since
Representative George W. Williams
says he will not tight for the honor.
—Claude T. Reno, former mem
ber of the House, has been chosen as
solicitor of Catasauqua, to succeed
the late Warren K. Miller, who was
also his successor in the House.
—Dr. George E. Holtzapple has
been elected president of the York
city school board.
—'Calvin Price, Schuylkill county
Jury Commissioner, difid at his home
in Minersville.
—The Philadelphia Inquirer has
this to say about the newly-elected
Senator from the Fiftieth district,
who defeated Raymond E. Smith,
Democrat and Bull Mooser: "Janins
M. Campbell served in. the 1907-09
sessions of the Senate. He is a for
mer District Attorney of' Mercer
county and will co-operate with the
Penrose forces."
—W. Fred Turner, who was
elected from the Armstrong district
to succeed the late Senator J. Frank
Graff, who frequently voted with the
independents, is a stalwart Repub
lican and a former member of the
Governor-elect William C. Sproul
will be busy during the next ten
days. On Saturday night he will
attend a dinner given by the Five
O'clock Club. Monday evening his
successor as president of the Union
League will lie selected. The Com
mittee of Seventy dinner will be on
Tuesday and on Wednesday he will
be the honor guest at the Congress
man Moore banquet in Washington.
Thursday night the retiring officers
of the Union Leugue will tender a
dinner to the incoming officers. Ex-
Governor Edwin S. Stuart will be
elected president of the Union
Leugue at Monday's meeting.
—Pittsburgh City Council has
voted to accept the WestinghoUse
mansion grounds as a city park and
is arranging a ceremony when taken
over. * <
—H. G. McKnight, Oil City Com
missioner and well known us for
mer owner of the Oil City Blizzard,
is deud.
—Philadelphia's primary bill of
8400,000 against the state is now in
hands of the courts for settlement.
—George W, Hlbbs, former mem
ber of the Uniontown City Council,
has assumed the duties of Fayette
County Commissioner, to succeed
the lute Charles H. Nutt Mr. Hlbbg
was elected to the first Council in
Uniontown under the third-class city
act, and was re-elected a year ago.
lie was superintendent of the depart
ment of accounts and finaneos. At
the time of his appointment as
County Commissioner Mr. Hlbbs was
superintendent of the mine of the
Deyarmon Coul Company at Fair
chance. He is well known here.
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Each night when 1 walk down the
lighted street,
Keeling against my dumb and
uching heart
The restless heart of gold-mad traf
fic beut;
And seeing high above this dingy
The gloomy buildings reaching for
the stars,
And false beauty peering through
each brilliant sign,
A turmoil prods anew my world-old
Crying for some dream-balm that
is not mine.
But once I met You coming up this
With a love-splendor shining
through your eyes;
You did not speak and I had naught
■ to say.
But gloriously the Stars flamed in
the skies,
And all these ugly towers whose
stones men trust,
A mighty ruin, crumbled into
—By Oscar C. Williams, in Every
body's Magazine.
Congress Coining Buck Again
(Philadelphia Inquirer].
Congress will start on its final
session tomorrow. It expires on
March 4. The new Congress, elect
ed a few weeks ago, may be sum
moned at any time after that date.
If not called into special session, it
will not meet until the first Monday
of December, 1919—one solid year
from now.
The President will address the
body about to assemble. Perhaps
he will tell us why he wants to go
to Europe, but when he goes he will
leave behind a disorganized party
and a cabinet, that is weak to the
verge of dissolution.
All through the war the President
has received the support of the Na
tion regardless of partisanship, and
this in spite of the fuct that he him
self has been a tierce partisan. He
put faith in Democrats only. And
a pretty botch some of these Demo
crats have been making of it! His
cabinet is honeycombed with Social
ists. The idea of government ow
nership of about everything is ram
pant in that collection of weaklings.
And the President is going abroad
leaving the country in the hands of
incompetents and with the period
of reconstruction near at hand!
A Matter of Comparison
[From the New York Tribune]
It's all a matter of comparison, ac
cording to H. T. Webster, the car
toonist, who told the following as
proof at a meeting of the Salma
gundi Club:'
"Shrapnel shrieked all about.
Bombs dropped from the sky, and
every so often a big German shell
burst overhead. Suddenly one Yank
began laughing.
" 'S'matter Buddy?" his mute usks,
fearing that he had suddenly gone In
" 'J was thinkln'. Bill," replied the
other between chuckles, 'of the runt
that held me up one night in Mem
phis, with a ,22-caliber revolver.""
Wages of building trade workers
in Germany have doubled since the
period preceding the war.
Tacoma (Wash.) unions are gaining
2,000 members a month.
Itetail clerks at Worcester, Mass.,
have secured a 6 o'clock closing hour.
Unions at Cleburne, Texas, have
opened a labor temple.
Firemen' on Irish railroads have
secured, a bonus of $3.10 a week.
Of 25 unions in the province in
Manitoba, Can., 70 are In Winnipeg.
Membership in Sweden's trade un
ions last year totaled 186,146.
, Unemployment in Scotland has dis
appeared, due to the demand for
Norway's unions have 93,000 mem
bers, an increase of 14,000 in a year.
Brewery workers jn Wilkes-Barre,
Pa., received an Increase of $1,50 a
Hundreds of women have answered
the call for recruits in the English
Flying Corps.
The City Council of Montreal, Can
ada, haß passed an order to prevent
strikes of all kinds.
JUST as he had made up his mind
to call up the other fellows for
the final spread out in fan
formation, his groping right hand
touched something round and
smooth and hard. It seemed to be
made fast to a string or wire, but
he pulled it toward him and gave the
"stop" signal to his followers.
The thing he hud picked up was a
telephone receiver. How it came to
be there the Lord only knew. Per
haps a German listening post had
carried it out lust night, in order to
receive diiections from the trench;
perhaps the mining party—man kill
ed, receiver dropped, wire connec
tion not cut, or tangled up with
other wires—who can tell? One
thing is sure—here is the receiver,
faintly buzzing. Phipps-Herrick joy
fully puts it to his ear. He hears a
voice and words, but it is all gibber
ish to him. With a look of despera
tion on his face, he gives the "get
together" signal.
Then comes Mitchell, slowly, a lit
te lame, and almost "all in."
In walking through the streets
of Condon and Paris and Home and
Berlin and New York, 1 have been
impressed with the fact that monu
ments have been erected by a grate
ful people to soldiers and sailors,
to statesmen and orators, to scien
tists and invefttors, but 1 have not
yet seen a monument to a mission
ary of the Cross.
Yet when the record is Anally
written, may it not appear that he
has done more than all others com
bined to bring about the linal day
of democracy and universal brother
hood '!
The I.ondon Times has said:
"We owe it to our missionaries that
the whole region of South Africa
has been opened up."
Japan's grout elder statesman.
Count Okuma, said, "The origin of
modern civilization is to be found
in the teachings of the Sage of
Judeu, by whom alone a necessary
modern dynamic is supplied"; and
he has also said that "The spirit
of Jesus has made Japan what
she is."
The Maharajah of Travancore,
though not a Christian, has borne
the following testimony: "Of one
thing I am convinced: that, do with
it what we will, oppose it as we
may, it is the Christians' Bible that
will sooner or luter work, out the
regeneration of our land"; and the
King of Sium has stated that "Amer
ican missionaries have done more to
advance the welfare of my people
than any other foreign influence."
' Necklaces Everywhere
(Paris Letter From Vogue)
Conspicuous among the various
new details which one notices, now
that all the activities of our'normal
life are being taken up once more
and women have more time and
thought—and more interest—to de
vote to the novelties of dress, are
the beuutiful necklaces and chains
which one sees everywhere. They
are, varied according to the type of
costume with which they are worn,
and the occasion, formal or other
wise, for which their owners have
selected them; but they are always
decorative and beautiful. I have
always liked long chains of beads —
they offer so many charming oppor
tunities for coquetry. What could
be more attractive than the way in
which u woman with beautiful hunds
can turn and twist the jewels in
her long white lingers, with a grace
ful motion of her delicate wrist.
Perhaps this recent vogue for
necklaces was started by the bead
chains which have been made by
wounded soldiers. Many of these
huve been sent to America, and you
are all, doubtless, familiar with
them. They are, In many instances,
very chnrming and unusual affairs,
and are one among many of the
interesting and lucrative employ
ments within the range of our
wounded and crippled men. Some
times they are made of three or four
amusing and unusual beads dang
ling at the end of a silk cord, or
they may be made of beads all
of the same kind, but In varying
Have You Met Her?
A modern novelist describes a
lady with whose like some of us
are not wholly unfamiliar. "One
moment," ho says, "you think you
are great chums, and the next you
wonder if you've ever been pre
sented." —Boston Transcript
Phipps-Herrick thrusts the receiver
into his hands. As he listens a beati
lic expression spreads over his face.
It lasts a long time, and then he lays
down the cylinder with a sigh.
The three heads are close together,
and Mitchell whispers under his
"Got 'em—got the whole thing—
line of mine changed—raiders com
ing out now —twelve men —rough on
us, but if we can get back to our
alley we've got 'em! Crawl home
Meantime the American trench had
opened lire and the German trench
answered. The still night broke into
a tempest of noise. A bullet or a bit
of shell caught Mitchell in the knee
and crumpled him up. Phipps-Her
rick lifted him on his back and
stood up.
"Come on," he said, "you little
cuss. You're the only one that has
the stuff we went out after. I'm go
ing to carry you in, 'spite of hell."
And he did.—Front "The Hearing
Ear," by Henry van Dyke, in the
December (Christmas) Scribner.
"Hope springs eternal in the human
The holly holds its green through
out the year,
And through the world's great tra
vail, East and West
Still hope, and hoping, conquer fear.
These are old Christmas symbols,
hallowed, blest.
Shining through years gone by with
brilliance white,
Now a new symbol greets the Holy
The small Red Cross of Christmas
sheds its light.
On battlefields, in cities desolate—
Villuges, sad with their new cru
The victims of the barb'rous hymn
of hate —
It shines, and cries again, "They
have not died."
Wee childish hands have held the
cross on high,
Symbol of that new day for which
we wait.
Its red shines with the dawn light
in the sky,
Its white the love divine that con
querors hate.
—By Jeanne Judson.
Belgium was devastated, her peo
ple enslaved, her children dying, her
most precious possessions violently,
taken from her, for four years, and
in all that time all her people, from
king and queen down, did not com
plain of their lot as much as the
Germnns have since the armistice
was signed. France for tlfty-one
months was a battlefield, her capi
tal endangered, her sons sore
pressed by [he invaders, but France
never lost her courage or whim
pered. Serbia was wiped out, the
victim of atrocious crimes, and she
kept her courage. Itussla, Austria,
Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey all
have been beaten in the field and
forced to surrender, and every one
of them has behaved with a certain
amount of resignation betokening
courage. But Germany howls like
a whipped cur, cringes before its
conquerors, weeps crocodile tears,
begs, whines; all the yellow, all tho
aniline dye works in all of Germany
ever turned out couldn't make her
yellower.—New York Sun.
Government officials who * have
been conducting the railroads and
studying their problems during the
previous months should be just to
the owners in the future. They have
discovered that the pleas of the
roads in the past were based upon
actual distressful conditions. They
should give the owners the same
free hand the government exercised,
subject only to implicit obedience
to the laws and to fair treatment of
shippers and travelers. They should
protest against the continuance of
the several state railroad commis
sions and ask Congress to deal fairly
and Justly, with all concerned. Hav
ing been compelled to set aside or
Ignore legislation In restraint of the
freedom of traffic, they should be
honest enough and fair enough to
ask congress to do the same thing
for private ownership," taking pnlns
to provide some regulation which
would prevent abuse of the pooling
privilege. In short, justice should
be done all around. —Altoona Trib
DECEMBER 6, 1918.
A Chance to Live, by Zoe Beckley.
Illustrated by Charles A. Volght.
The Macmillan Company, publish
ers, New York.
It is not the story of the excep
tional girl that Miss Beckley tells in
this book. Rather, the average
young woman of to-day, with nor
mal instincts and ambitions, is her
eentral figure. Annie Hargan,
daughter of the tenements, has a
great deal of trouble in making
enough money to live on. The prob
lem is one which she alone cun
solve as there is no one who can
help he>* "With the possible exception
of Aun, 'Moggie," who can only
contribut v little now and then.
The story of Annie's experiences,
tirst in the factory, later as switch
board operator and typist, is relat
ed with real power and insight.
Equally appealing are those later
days when love comes into Annie's
life and she decides to cast her lot
in with Bernie's. The marriage
starts off happily, but something
happens and they almost drink the
bitter dregs of despair. They are
saved from that by a common in
terest—a vision which they both
have and which wonderfully mater
In the Heart of a Fool, by William
Allen White, author of "A Certain
Rich Man," etc. The Macmillan
Company, publishers, New York.
Kansas, the scene of Mr. White's
great novel. "A Certain Rich Man,"
has again been chosen as the back
ground for his new book. The theme,
too, in its large outlines, suggests the
former work, in' that it has .to do
with a man's growth in character
and his ultimate surrender to the
inevitable. Thomas Van Dorn has
said in his heart "There is no God."
He sets himself up to take what he
wants from society with the com
placent belief that lie can take as
muph as he likes without impairing
his powers or his personality, it is
with his story that Mr. White is con
cerned; a story full of dramatic mo
ments and introducing many inter
esting people, all sketched with' the
author's accustomed skill.
The Seven Purposes, by Margaret
Cameron. Harper & Brothers, pub
In this book un author well known
for many books in other iields, rec
ords a series of extraordinary ex
periences with "automatic writing"
—into which she protests her hand
hus been drawn niueh against her
will and contrary to i*U her former
habit and prejudice. Her narra
tive, involving remarkable exprcs- %
sions and messages purporting to
come from very definite and recog
nizable personalities of former ac
quaintances of herself and her
friends, is not only thrilllngly inter
esting, but tremendously inspiring
In its moral und spiritual signifi
[From the Kansas City Star]
The United States always has
prided itself on a certain democratic
simplicity that it has maintained in
its representation in Europe. Amer
ican ambassadors never have worn
court costumes. Their manner of
living has been studiedly unosten
Benjamin Franklin, probably
Xmerica's greatest diplomat, set the
fashion when he appeared at the
gorgeous court of France in his
sober Quaker raiment of colonial
russet, without a wig, and wearing
his famous cap of marten fur.
No Americas wishes to be penur
ious in the Nation's provision for
the comfort of those who shall at
tend the peace conference. But it
is something of a shock to read
that the moHt magnificent hotel in
Paris, the hotel always reserved for
royalty, has been leased for a year
by the United States for $400,000;
that the bureau of public Informa
tion is to have "an enormous furn
ished mansion at Versullies;" und
that a former Atlantic liner is being
refitted to take the members of the
mission and their wives, under the
escort of a 'it ttle fleet.
Evidently an expenditure of sev
eral million dollars is plahfted in
connection with America's repre
sentation at the conference. This
is being done at a time when people
are being urged to save every penny
possible to invest in thrift stamps
to pay the expenses of the govern
The combination doesn't sit well.
Lord Maketli Poor, and Rich
The Lord maketh poor.'nnd mnk
eth rich; he brlngeth low, and 11ft
cth up.— l Samuel it, T. ti .
foptttttg QUjat
State-wide commendation seems
to have been given to the project
for tHe memorial of the Common
wealth of Pennsylvania to her sons ,
in the war with Germany to take
the form of a monumental bridge
to he a part of the comprehensive
plans for the extension and im
provement of the Oupitol. Letters re
ceived by state officials and extracts
from newspapers have praised the
scheme and it is now regarded as
certain that it will be authorized
by the next Legislature. At yester
day's conference between the mem-®
bers of the State Board of Public t
Grounds and Buildings and the
mayor and officials of the city of
Harrisburg an agreement was
reached between the state and the
municipality and while the bills aro
going through tlio Legislature ordi
nances will be passed by the city
council establishing the highway
lines desired by the state and pro
viding for the bond issue whereby
the city wiU contribute for the con
struction of "the approaches, this be
ing the share assigned to Harris
burg. The loan already voted for
a bridge, but never used, will be the
basis for action and it is intended
to seek special legislation whereby
the voters of the city can decide
on a transfer to the new project
with such addition as may be needed.
Auditor General Charles A. Snyder,
who is generally credited with tho
bridge idea, says that in his opinion
it will be one of the finest memorials'
in the land and something which
will be of state-wide importance as
it wiy be a main entrance connect
ing with state highways leading to
the very doors of the Capitol. State
Treasurer H. M. Kephart has been
an advocate of a .monumental struc
ture, eighty or so feet in width and
of hundsomc design. Governor
Brumbaugh, who has visited almost
every bridge of importance in the
eastern part of the United States,
says the Brunner plans will eclipse
them all.
* * *
The fact that William I. Scliaf
fer, the eminent Delaware county
attorney designated as the next At
torney General by tho Governor- 1
elect, has appeared here in more big
cases' before the State Public Serv
ice Commission and in other impor
tant actions than almost any other
lawyer in Pennsylvania, has caused
] much interesting speculation as to
the monetary value of the pract'ce
which lie, will surrender to becomo
chief law officer of the common
wealth. Air. Sehaffer is not only one
of the most signally qualified men to
become Attorney General, in opin
ion of many men of the law, but
enjoys a practice worth many thou
sands of usi'ars a year. It can bo
said, prol.nf.ly without contradic
tion, that Mr. Sehaffer will leave a
practice more valuable than any man
who has become Attorney Genera}
in over a dozen years. Congressman
J. Hampton Aloore, .writing in the
Kvoning Ledger from Washington,
believes that it will run high in the
thousands. He says: "There is sat
isfaction in being a Judge or an At
torney General or in holding sonio
other otllce carrying tho distinction
of an honorary title, but in order to
acquire it men arc sometimes com
pelled to make very unusual finan
cial sacrifices. When Alayer Sulz
berger accepted a place upon tho
bench in Philadelphia he was said
to be making $50,000 a year. It cer
tainly would never have paid John
G. Johnson to take a place on the
Supreme Court bench of the United V
States, no matter how attractive the
honor and the title. The question
now arises with respect to William
I. Sehaffer, who has been appointed
Attorney General of Pennsylvania.
Sehaffer has acquired a big prac
tice in the shipping world and among
munition manufacturers along the
Delaware. He has enjoyed the work
of Supreme Court reporter and has
become a big factor in tho Pennsyl
| vania State Bar Association. He is
lone of the Governor-elect's closest
'personal friends. Will it pay Schaf
i fer to become Attorney General and
j put aside the fine professional busi
ness he has built up?"
The march of Improvements in '
tlje rural districts of Dauphin county
is well illustrated by the presenta
tion this week of an application for
approvul by the Public Service Com
mission of a contract between Upper
Paxton township and tho Juniata
Public Service Company for light
ing the streets of Lenkersville. A
half dozen years ago there were
virtually no township lights in the
county. Now the upper end light
ing company, which extends into
and Juniata, has contracts
with a number of rural districts.
—David W. Kuhn, who has held
the onerous job of fuel adminis
trator for the Pittsburgh district,
hus retired. He will resume Ills
own business.
—Ben Jarrett, former state sen
ator, now borough solicitor cf Far
rell, is getting after the public ser
vice compunies in his town for
failure to give the rates and services
—Congressman-at-Uarge M. M.
Garland has sailed for Europe, to
study labor conditions.
—Dr. W. E. Matthews, the Cam
bria county medical inspector says
that influenza conditions in his sec
tion are growing serious agan.
—The Rev. Julius W. Brockway,
prominent Armstrong county Pres
byterian minister, bus resigned to
take up Y. M. C. A. work overseas.
—Horace D. Keller, the new pres
ident of the York Manufacturers'
Assocation is well known to many
Hat risburgers.
—The Rev. Walter Hearn, Easton
man engaged in Y. M. C. A. work,
lias been appointed a chaplain of
—That Harrisburg Is furnish
ing a considerable amount of
provisions for the army in
France as well as caring for its
• own people and their ncigb>
bors? ,
The (irst buildings erected on
Market Square were used for hotels
and warehouses.
A Case For Arbitration
Not long after they had become
engaged the young man said to hla
flancee. "I think it only fnlr to tell
you that I'm a somnambulist"
"Oh," replied the lady, "that
won't matter in the least; you sea
you can go to my church one Sun-
Iluy and I'll go to yourß the next"
,—Youth's Companion. ...

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