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He Is the best teacher of others who Is best taught himself; that which we know and love we cannot help but communicate. —Dr. Arnold, THURSDAY, DECEMBIOR 26, 1918 zr ' ~ THE UNREPENTANT HUN EVIDENCES of the unregenerate and wholly obsessed character of the Hun, in spite of his aw ful walloping by the Allies, are con tained in a speech of Premier Ebert, * ' lo the Prussian Guard, which has just returned to Berlin. Hear him; Your deeds and sacrifices are unexampled. No enemy over came you. Only when the pre ponderance of our opponents in men and material grew ever heavier, did we abandon the struggle. You endured indescrib able sufferings, accomplished deeds and gave, year after year, proofs of your unshaken courage. You protected the homeland from invasion, sheltered your wives, children and parents from flames and slaughter and preserved the nation's workshops and fields from devastation. Willi deepest emo tion the homeland thanks you. | —-—-"You can return with heads erect. Never have men done or suffered more than you. Yet there are people In the United States who constantly exude sickly sentimentality regarding soft treat ment for tlie German government and a deceived German people. All the signs point to the fact that there lias been no change in the Hun make-up. He is the same arrogant and overbearing and brutal propo sition with which the world has had to deal during more than four years and who will continue to be a thorn In the side of humanity until he Is completely squelched. "No enemy overcame you" and "you can return with heads erect," are simply straws showwig the di rection of the wind and the real feeling of a people who were told their "shining sword" and "invin cible navy" would conquer the world. We still belifeve that the victor \ lons army of humanity and justice and righteousness should march through Germany and give the advo cates of might over right an object lesson that they will not soon for get. Out with the pacifist arguments that consider only the Germans and their self-imposed troubles and have no thought for their outraged and impoverished victims. Don't let us forgot that the perpe trators of the greatest crime of the nges are all at large and rome of them in power. Von Tirpltz, the head and front of the submarine horror, has shaved his whiskers and found an asylum In Switzerland. Ludendorff, the bully of the group, has fled to Sweden. The Kaiser is holding forth In Holland, and Hln denburg and Mackenson are still leading the "unbeaten" armies. Thumbs down! When you pay your 1920 taxes, just remember they were framed by Demo crats over the protest of Republicans. TEN-DOLLAR SHIRTS WE note In a New York news paper the "first Indication of a reduction in the high cost of living—rather, perhaps, In the cost of high living, for the Item has to do with silk shirts. "Regular sl2 shirts," we are told, "are now to be had for $10." No, not per dozen— per piece. Ten dollars for one sin gle, lonely, solitary shirt! Shade of our homespun ancestors, think of it! And the advertiser naively sug gests that by 'the dozen twelve may bo had for the price of ten. It's a grand bargain, fellows, but please don't rush the clerks. Some times we suspect that "we, the people," are responsible for not a little of the high cost of living of which we complain. Too many of us with cambric salaries have silk shirt tastes, and try to Indulge them. Or, as soon as our salaries reach the silk shirt stage we buy silk Shirts, instead of sticking to cotton. THURSDAY EVENING. HABMSBURO T6S6L TELEGRAPH DECEMBER 26.1918. and banking the difference. If we all got together and said, "No, thank you, nothing .doing In $lO shirts," $lO shirts would soon come down In price or go eft the market. They have no place In the average man's wardrobe anyway, Wages and salaries have been high for several yoats. They may remain high Indefinitely. Too many of us have taken it for granted they are here to stay and that so far as we, personally, aro concerned the proverbial "rainy day" never will come. Nevortheloss, tho homely old fable of the grnsshopper who wasted hlB effort In days of plenty only to find himself cold and hungry In the autumn still holds good. The honey bee gets a lot more out of life than tho grasshopper or his gaudy friend, the butterfly, and he .lives longer and better. There Is no "$lO shirt" Item In his catalog of personal ne cessities, but he looks pretty well at that, and has the respect of all who know him, to boot. Once we get over the $lO shirt, the sl2 shoes and the rest of such tomfoolery the better off we shall be financially and the more com fortable In our minds. Clothes don't make a man. They don't, always ; even tell you what he Is. But very often they offer a strong hint as to what he is not. And not Infre quently the louder the talk the less they say worth hearing. SHOULD HAVE IT DIPLOMATIC officers of tho gov ernment will receive addi tional compensation if pro posals included in appropriations now before tho House committee on foreign affairs are approved. The pay of ambassadors would be ad vanced from $17,500 to $25,000 a year and that of ministers from SIO,OOO to $12,000, and $12,000 to $15,000. For the different grades of secretary of embassy or legation increases are also provided, while the appropriation available for post allowances would be increased from $700,000 to SBOO,OOO. These advances aro worthy of ap proval. American diplomats abroad must live well and entertain lav ishly. There is no avoidance of this, no matter how simple their tastes or democratic their natures. Here tofore only very wealthy men could j be appointed, because the expenses j were greater than tho salaries paid. This is not right. Every man ought I to be able to aspire to an ambassa- ! dorship, if he has the ability and j the training. The salaries ought to meet expenses, and more. CONSTRUCTIVE DOCTRINE I MISS CHRIST ABEL PANK- ; HURST, erstwhile militant j suffragist and more re- i cently advanced thinker along many lines, is credited with having been the first to suggest unity of command for the allied armies, and now is quoted as having given voice to as fino a bit of constructive doc trine as has come out of conserva tive England for many a day. Speak ing of tho folly of tho Bolshevik movement and its remedy, she says; It Is not the bourgeoisie that must be abolished. On the con trary, it is tho proletariat that must be abolished. What we mean by that is that the condi tions under which the proletariat live at present must be brought to an end, and it must enjoy the same advantages as the bour geoisie. so that the two become indistinguishable. There is no line line of demarka tion between the various classes of American people, as there is in England. One class merges into another so gradually that it is dif ficult to say where one stops and another begins. The poverty-strick en American of to-day may be the prosperous citizen of to-morrow. Op portunities grow more thickly in America than abroad. American people generally live better than their European neighbors, but there is enough of poverty and more than enough of bad housing and bad liv ing conditions in this country to give us pause for consideration of Miss Pankhurst's proposed remedy for Bolshevikism. The Bolshevik has no place In tho community where work is plentiful, wages fair and living conditions good. Miss Pankhurst would put an end to the propaganda by de stroying the seed bed and removing those elements in which it germi nates, springs up and flourishes. Al ways there will be poverty, because : there always will be those who will take no thought of to-morrow and who are too shiftless to share in the prosperity of their more ambitious , and more industrious neighbors. But poverty, with its resultant Bolshevik leanings, may be reduced to a mini mum, and will be, in these United States in the next generation or two. The change which Miss Pankhurst urges cannot be wrought In a day, • or a week, or a year. But the .ten- j ■ dency should bo in that direction. , Indeed, if for sclflsh reasons only, the more prosperous must see to it that the '"proletariat" is abolished, for It is a self-evident fact that ■ where the people as a whole are ' earning good wages and are able : to meet their wants and satisfy some ) of their desires for luxuries, there ■ business flourishes and trade is ! good. The more wage-earners, the i more buyers; the more money in the ■ pay envelopes, within the ability of ■ the employer to pay, the greater the t volume of business. ! Miss Pankhurst's doctrine Is not ■ only reasonable, but It is very dis ' tlnctly in line with popular thought i and very much at variance with what one might have expected of this militant apostle of suffrage in , the days before the war. t J Moses' Crowd Fairly Decent t Moses proclaimed, only ten com mandments as against President Wilson's fourteen —but, then, Moses c didn't have the Germans to deal with. , —Montgomery. Advertiser, IK By tho Ex-Commlttccman While Governor Martin G. Brum baugh is writing his farewell mes sage to the General Assembly which will be read to the Legislature on the afternoon of Its organisation on January 7 and take the form of a review of achievements in legislation and departmental activities, Bonator William C. Bproul, Governor-elect, is preparing an inaugural jvhich Is being - awaited with much Interest. It Is expected that the experienced legislator and able businessman from Chester will make some recommen dations In regard to more efficient methods In the state government which w.ill foreshadow his plans and that he will also Indicate some thoughts in regard to his highway program, destined to be the big thing in his administration. Governor-elect Sproul is receiving suggestions from people regarding his inaugural and almost as many vis itors and letters about appointments to be made. He has been courteous about the letters and visits, but it is intimated that they are becoming rather burdensome. —lntimations are being given in Pittsburgh that Highway Commis sioner J. Denny O'Neii may seek elec tion as County Commissioner of Alle gheny, an office which he filled for some time <wd wherein he paid much attention to highway matters. —Govei'Vor-Olect Sproul has been invited to attend tho St. Patrick's day dinner in Scranton. —Tho Philadelphia Ledger to-day says: "Senator Edwin 11. Vare last night declared that the members of the Philadelphia delegation to the Legislature who are allied with the Republican City Committee would hold no caucus previous to the con vening of the General Assembly next month. It had been e"xpected a caucus would be called for the pur pose of selecting a 'steering com mittee' or 'slate committee,' but the Senator declared he knew nothing of such a plan. The fact that such a caucus will not be held is taken to mean that the Vare forces will agree to support Representative Spangler, of York, for Speaker. The Penrose I forces will back Spangler, whom, it j is understood, is favorably consider j ed by Governor-elect Sproul." —The Philadelphia Record to-day I points out in a Washington dispatch 'that there will be a considerable hand i taken in affairs in this country when the soldiers return and that all are not in sympathy with the "prohibition movement. It might also be stated, f?om what some eminent Democrats | who have been studying Pcnnsylva i nia say, that tho soldiers will also take a hand in regard to the manage \ ment of a party whose chiefs, all : powerful at Washington, allowed the First City Troop, Governor's Troop and others, to be torn to pieces and scattered through tho army. Just why these Pennsylvania bosses per mitted this to be done when they wqre so successful in projects in which they were personally interest ed, is one of the topics among sol diers. —State Treasurer ICephart was able to go to his his home at Con nellsville for Christmas. —J. B. Hershey, one of the inspec tors of the State Insurance Depart ment, is a candidate for one of the county nominations in Allegheny county. —Half a dozen of the leading at torneys of Scranton are candidates for the position of solicitor of the school board, made vacant by the death of Joseph E. Davis. —The abolition of the capital is sues committee wi'.l enable Philadel phia to go ahead with needed mu nicipal improvements, including bridges. —The startling discovery that Sen ators Sproul and Beidleman intend to sit in the first session of the Senate and then resign and that their suc cessors will be chosen at special elec tions in February, has just been made. —The Allegheny county legisla tors will likely have their headquar ters during the session at 312 Chest nut street. They will have their own chef, purchase their own household supplies and entertain their friends upon the same hospitable and lib eral scale which characterized their delegation two years ago, and from all accounts they will be a potential factor in deciding all important questions that shall arise in either the Senate or House. Senator Max G. Leslie has been acclaimed as the logical leader of the Senate dele gation. J. AV. H. Simpson has been elected chairman of the delegation in the House and William J. McCaig head the county's steering or slate committee which will have to do with the allotment of the patronage. The other members on this commit tee are William F. Stadtlander, C. C. Baldrldgo and William C. Wag ner. From Gilbert and Sullivan [The New York Tribune] Officers of the American forces en gaged in policing occupied German territory complain that the regu lar mess is almost deserted, the sol diers preferring to slip away and ac cept tho hospitality of tho German inhabitants, who take the Americans ito their homes and entertain them lavishly. These being the same Ger mans who lately were wearing med als struck in celebration of the sink ing of the Lusitania, their conduct is strongly reminiscent of the plain tive song of the policemen In "The Pirates of Penzance," which runs: "When a felon's not engaged in his employment, Or maturing his felonious little 1 plans, His capacity for innocent enjoyment Is just as great as any honest man's." 1 The picture of our boys enjoying all the comforts of home is a pleas ; ant one, of course, but we charge , them not to forget that evil com munications corrupt good manners. ' This sudden recrudescence of the 1 "kindly German nature" only serves to recall that: i "When the coster's finished jumping on his mother, He loves to 110 a-basking In the sun." Taking "one consideration with an - other," the boys who are walking t a beat along the Rhine are going to find out Gilbert and Sullivan were * right when they sang: • "The policeman's life is not a happy - - - - AIN'T IT A GRAND AND GLORIOUS FEELING ;-• By BRIGGS ■ ■ ■ i ———— ____^ - , - AND WNEN You IANO IM -AND YOU GO TO /SNOTHBR ifi\F T£R. TTOU UE BCENI YHE U.S.A. You CAN'T HosptTAL HERE MOT CARING WOUNPBD AND STAY IH JOIIH THP HURRAH C.SAO\A/DS WHAT HAPPENS BECAUSE A HOSPITAL- IN FRAHJCE • YoU'LL- NEVER. BE ABLE. TO SEVERAL- L-ONGr ANOXWEARY EARN A LIVING WITHOUT MONTHS ARM -ANP TV' 60Ue^MeN*r" - AND FINALLY YDO ARE ALL A R Teu_S You IT wjit-u TEACH RXGLP AND GET A BETTER JOB UN N R _ Vou A NEW TRADE -CN. THAN YO<J EWBR HAD — ALSO YOUR AIM'T A * WITHOUT CHARGE f COMPENSATION AND INSURANCE AND <7/ | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Christmas Day To the Editor of the Telegraph: This is Christmas Day, and it is the most wonderful Christmas Day any of us will ever know. The near- j at-hand yesterday, and the wonder- ' ful to-morrow have been meeting everywhere. Righteousness has tri- ! uinphed, and soon llio boys who fought the great, war to a wonderful i . victory are to be home. Naturally, in our joys we find our- ( i selves thinking of those who will look in vain for familiar faces when j the regiments return. Their service i stars have turned to gold because those they sent away have paid the: * supreme sacrifice. But even for I . them we feel that there is a com- ' pensating faith which makes this i day of wonderful cheer and prophecy i of a sustaining grace when all have j returned save their own. I have been thinking of a num-j . ber of soldiers and others who will I ■ come back strong and well and I triumphant, but who will come back ] . to broken family circles. When I , they come back they will find that' things have changed. No reference, I i so far as I have seen, has even been made to this waiting trial. Maybe they know now about the changes at home; but it will be when they get back that they will realize to j , the full how much they have lost. Ai ■ glance down the record of funerals that I, just one pastor, have had since the middle of September, not i to go any farther back, brings out | , such facts as these: There is a| i father who went out in the hour of I his country's need. He left a wife, and three little girls. When he comes home there will be one little girl ' missing. Another case is that of a: . young soldier who went with the' 1 Rainbow Division. He fought through all the battles with only a; ' slight wound. One letter he wrote j , home was to his "kid brother." Ho j told him about many of his cxperi- ( ences. That is, he tried to. The | day before the mailman delivered his 1 letter the Angel of Death summoned j the soul of the "kid brother" into a land more beautiful than fair] France. There is an officer who j served in a great hospital in F,ng- j ] land, taking care of our wounded] i ones, who will come back to a little i family group from which his only] brother went away forever one day. ! One night at our prayer meeting a splermid young 8011110/* who had I been sent back homo with n num ' ber of invalid nun, entered with his j I beautiful sister. They were both in . the best of health. Before he reaeh ] ed France again this dear sister, with whom ho walked to the house of God, had entered the house not \ made with hands eternal in the , heavens. Another time on the same; [ day I stood by the caskets of, first the brother of a young man who hail fought through the whole cam-' : paign of the 28th Division, and sec- ] ond the mother of a young i 0 0"' ' who had gqne unscathed through the terrible fighting of the Argonne forest. Neither of the men over there know yet what Will be told them by and by. Another young man who went over to be one of the bomb ing flyers who hoped to reach Ber " lin may know ere this, that his only 1 brother has gone beyond the stars. " I see the name of a mother who saw " her two sons, all she had, go away. " Letters from then came regularly 1 several weeks aftrr the mother had ' gone beyond the -each of a spokerr 1 or written word ol love. Then theio - fs a man 'somevhere in France - perhaps. Near tt- him is a major - who will be affetted by the same, ' deaths. Also his two sons are in, - iho service. To this man who is a | 3 minister of the gojpel of Jesus Christ; the word went flrtt that his beloved daughter had gone tu be with God. | 3 and then, later, the news was cabled . him that his mtther had passed 3 away. Mother died with his name on her lips. Her tars were bdening | t f or his footsteps <n the stairs. He. t will need all the grace he has so, often ministered t# others to sustain, him the day he *ajk from one of ] ' these graves to toe other. - These are a few of the cases which e sfn out from one ministers rec ord o? three months. If the story '• was gathered up irom the hundreds e of pastors who lia*c ministered in 0 these last months how many ah lr,t soldiers, like these, would we see stepping front the ranks t ot tAs " rPtUr n n alon h e Cr0 M.ny of thel men " rlicTin SSSX St thecals g back*to & th* ay^Uu^ e be" strengthened 0 when they come home. sincerely, r l . O. E. HAWES, '. ■ ■ ' A Governor-Elect SprouVs Art Suggestion Popular I Governor-elect William C. Sproul's i declaration that he thinks tho state \ should supervise the art of public! ; buildings, memorials and monu- j j ments seems to have struck the> ! popular idea. The Philadelphia Press says: | "Every community in the state' which expects to expend money in the erection of a public memorial to | j its war heroes—and every commun- I llty expects to do . that —should wel- i eome the suggestion of Governor- I elect Sproul for a State Art Com- ] , mission to supervise such construe- j j tion. Much money will be \vasted ! on inappropriate if not actually i j grotesque designs, unless something ' ;of the kind Mr. Sproul suggests is I adopted. The subject is worth all I the many thousands that will be ex- j ! pended and every community will' ' bo proud to do Us best, and bo most j I generous, In perpetuating the mem- j ory of those who have fallen in the | great war, but it will be all the ; prouder, and the testimonial will be , the more sincere, if at the same time I ; the memorial is marked with good ' 1 taste and artistic finish. Sueli a I commission as the Governor-elect, suggests would be able to secure the | : best results." ! Tho Philadelphia Inquirer has 1 | this to say: "It is manifest that 1 Governor-elect Sproul is not favor ! able to tho expenditure of taxpayers' , money upon "old-fashioned" sol ; diers' and sailors' monuments, and : j that ho prefers to promote the good I roads projects or to erect memorial i buildings in which could be housed | state officials and their subordinates | who are now occupying offices in ! privately-owned buildings and I which it is claimed, do not properly ' represent the dignity of tho Com i monwealth. Auditor General Charles jA. Snyder has pronounced views upon this subject. In an official I communication he will shortly place ' himself upon record against the ; maintenance of offices of state de i partments in Philadelphia and else-; : where, which, in his opinion, should Ibe located in tho state capital, llis j idea is that the personal convenience | of momentary occupants of depart- 1 ment offices, sliall not be permitted J to incur unnecessary expense upon > the administration of the state gov- j eminent." The Public Ledger storms against j what it calls "mail order monu- > ments" and says: Governor Sproul I will do nothing more signal for the j spirit of Pennsylvania and Pennsyl- i i vanians than by giving the right \ hand of encouragement to a not in- j considerable group of specialists, j artists and architects, who for j years, in season and out of season, have deplored the biyl taste exhibit ed in public and private monuments. After one has shuddered over the horrors of the battlefield of Gettys burg, not in recalling the incidents of the war but in viewing at first hand the arts of peace, ho longs for The Watch on the Rhine [Elis Abeth Rex in the Columbus Dispatch. [ (A New Version.) A voice resounds like thunder peal 'Mid dashing waves and clang of steel — j "The Rhine! The Rhine! The Ger man Rhine! I Who'll cross today that stream di vine?" ' j Firm tread the Yanks to cross the • Rhine! I They come! A million Yankees strong, i Quick to avenge their country a wrong; j With filial love their bosoms swell: I They'll guard that long known land mark well. Oh, Vaterland, the danger's thine, ! I Firm tread the Yanks to cross the Rhine! j And though in death our hopes de- | cay. „ The Rhine shall know no German sway. For rich with water as its flood Is our America with her blood. Oh, Vaterland, danger's thine, Firm tread the Yanks to cross the | Rhine! i The yon blue skies are bending now. With hero dead, who hear our vow—! As long as Allied ranks arc free They'll keep the Rhine from Ger t many. Oh, Vaterland, tho danger's tfclno, : Firm tread the Yanks to cross the Rhine I a committee of the index proliibi j torius that would restrain the I vagaries of the senseless marbles and granites and ' bronze that spoil | j the vistas. But in this issue Penn- I I lylvania is no worse than other ] j states, though, of course, the con-1 1 centration of soldiers' monuments at' ' Gettysburg gives a cumulative effect! > that the demerits of a single monu- ] [ ment on a village green cannot hope i Ito equal or surpass. For this issue .•of bad taste in monuments is a na | tional one and New England is quite l as full of monstrosities as the Mid ! die States, while the west and south ! ! follow on equally unable apparently ] , to resist the appeal of the marble j I and granite tooters or even the con- . . crete mixers who have designs to j ! sell.as well as the materials in which I to exe'eute them. "It is this mail-order typo of mon- j j uments that must not bo a factor in | the coming memorials to the sol-1 ] diers and sailors and the civilians j i who fought and wrought in the; , world war. Pennsylvania will bo; [ well served if the Governor secures j ' a commission that will protect us ] ! against our own weaknesses and the i I mediocrity that dares to perpetuate its ideas in impcrishablo materials. ] We do know better and have known better for a generation; but, unfor tunately, those who do know better are not always consulted and those who don't have had their day with out let or hindrance. But all are 1 agreed that that all-too-long day must be over, and it is a fortunate thing for Pennsylvania that a volun ] teer organization of specialists is i now being formed which will act i voluntarily as a consultant body in ] order to see to it that the public art jot Pennsylvania represents that seem ! liness that is possible to the artificers of the day. Such a committee or commission < i do a great deal of good and cp . put a brake on imma ture and ill-considered plans for public monuments and can act. as a sort of locum tenens until this Leg islature has taken action and cre ated an official body which will do | for the state what the art jury has j ! done for Philadelphia. "In the broader issue of artistic and economic municipal planning in general, there is no reason why a | temporary commission should not be appointed to study all possible j phases of a problem that the amaz ing muddlement of the Federal I housing authorities shows cgnnot be j settled offhand in a doetrinaire man ner. For this question of commun i ity planning involves questions of ] j bridges, monuments, streets and ] I highways, as well as housing. In j other words, it is time the twentieth century spirit of technical and artis tic knowledge was put at the com mand of the state, and it the new Governor secures this, he will have won a great civic victory and make a great name* for himself in a field which most public men leave severe ly alone." Life Saving Criticism [From the Eawrence (Kgn.) Jour nal World.] The constant fault-finding of> Roosevelt has in a way minimized his influence for good, and yet the nation has saved millions in money and thousands of lives through Just that sort of criticism. The President objected to criticism, fought to the ' last agaiifst having any limit set to i his actions, and yet he again and I again guided himself by the very ! criticisms he opposed. Perhaps all of the criticism may not have been merited, but it is probable that much more might well have been i directed ugainst other extravagan ! ces, delays, inefficiency and grafts. , This criticism came from Demo i crats brave enough to face the Pres- I ldent's wrath as well as from Re publicans. It has been the salva i tlon of the country, as it has speed led up supplies, has hastened the ' sending of troops abroad, has cor ; rected evils in the cantonments at j home and Baved the aircraft pro- I gram from utter failure. Britain and Spies It Is now revenled that twelve ] spies were shot In the Tower of Lon : don during the war. Two women ] spies sentenced to death were re-* j prleved. There was no Edith Oavell ' case to dishonor Great Britain's rec | ord, but the Germans did not even ] need to accuse the Englishwoman of spying in order to excuse her mu. \der. —New York World, i '// i Favor of Military Training , [From tho Philadelphia Inquirer] The National Security League re-1 ports a gratifying growth of senti-1 men* favorable to the institution of ( universal military training among I members of the incoming Congress. Since its last previous canvass seven in ore Representatives and one Sen ator have avowed their advocacy of it and as the roll now stands 152 Re presentatives and 40 Senators are committed to its support, it is aj •reasonable surmise that if the sub 'ject were better understood, if the I advantages of a military training I more intelligently appreciated, those who object to it would be reduced to an inconsiderable minority. The chief argument against it is that we don't need and don't want to establish anything that smacks of | the militaristic system in this country j but the training proposed lias no i necessary connection with the niil ' itarist idea or with the organization and maintenance of a big army. If it were absolutely certain that this country would never again be engaged in war, the project which the National Security League is pro moting would lose nothing of its im j portance or desirability. Our young ; men should be required to undergo ; certain amount of military training j not merely because they may at some j time in the uncertain future be called i upon to defend their country, but for the sake of the moral and physi cal advantages which they would derive from the fulfilment of that obligation. How greatly those who passed a few months or weeks in the training camps were benefited by their experience nearly every one can testify from a personal obs. i cation. The reader has undoubtedly noticed the salutary effect of camp life upon some young man or other of his ac quaintance. When that young fellow left his I home for the cantonment to which he had been assigned the chances are tliat his bodily condition was none of the best and that his bearing was the reverse of soldierly, but what a transformation in his ap pearance was effected by the min ! - stration of tho drill sergeant. By the time his military education had been completed lie didn't look like tl?e same man. With his bright eye, his ruddy complexion and his (erect carriage, he was the picture of healtl and strength, and those who advocate military training Jo so be cause these are the results which it produces. It also Inculcates Invaluable habits cf cleanliness, order and discipline which might not otherwise have been acquired and in which our youth are unfortunately too likely to be lacking, and these habits will cling to the training camp graduates to I their own great advantage through j out their whole after-life. The Sugar Lid is Off I This noon when we came home fer • lunch, Ez soon as school Had quit. The bunch Of us Just stood plumb still Es soon as we touched our door sill! There 'uz somethin' doln'! Hully Gee! The place was as hot as hot could be, 'En Ma was redder'n any beet, 'En on the cupboard there to eat | I,ay 'bout a million cookies! Gee! 1 You seo t'was just the first we'd had Since Kaiser Bill had got so bad! "Say, Ma!" sez Bill, "You made enuff!" . Says Ma, "The sugar lid is off." Last night when I got in from play- In The bestest smell came sort er strayin' Right in to the front room! An Pa Laid down his paper. So did Ma! There uz soinothin' doin'! Landy Gee! The place was choelatey's could be! Sez Pa, "Can't bo as I smelted fudge!" Sez Ma, "Well, now, you're some good Judge! "Annie's made a pan-full!" Gee! Pa and me acted ez fool's could be! You seo 'twas just the first we'd had Since darned old Bill had kicked •up bad! Sez Pa, "You're sure she's made enuff?" Sez Ma, "Lands, yes! The lid is oft!" EDNA GROFF DEIHL. Paxtang, Pa, _ 0 She's Catching It Now The Bolshevlki Are gaining coif trol of Germany and those who won dered how she ever eouid be pun ? lshed sufficiently arq answered. - New .York Tribune, lEupntitg (Eljat - Tlio wheat never looked better at this time of year throughout th Central Pennsylvania region, l® th® opinion of farmers and others who> have been observing crop condition®. Also, the acreage is generally larger and consequently the outlook Is very bright. There has been Just enough moisture without being too much* and the weather has been as a gen eral thing favorable. Another evi dent crop increase Is that of pork. The farmer has not been slow to size up to the possibilities of pork chop® at top-notch figures, and everywhere® the number of pigs Is notably greater than last year, while the number be ing raised for the 19X9 season will be even larger by perhaps ten per ceiit. The Central Pennsylvania farmers also are learning tljat pig® do well In the open pasture and are much cheaper to grow that way than < when kept in closed pens. But If pigs and wheat conditions are en couraging very little can bo said for poultry. Chickens, In particular show a decrease, and not a few chicken farms in the vicinity of liarrisburg have been abandoned by their owners who found them un profitable, even with the high prices of eggs. • • • ' "Weather conditions in this section of the state have been a subject of much remark the last ten days be cause of the outdoor work which has been under way. It is a matter of interest that farmers have been able to do an immense unmount of work which would otherwise not be pos sible because of the weather we have generally had or shortage of labor. The result will be more land in culti vation and more patches cleared of brush. The brush lire is an unusual thing within a week of Christmas hereabouts, but this is an unusual year. • • Figures compiled by Commis sioner Daniel F. Lafean show that banking institutions under the con trol of the Commonwealth of Penn sylvania turned In Fourth Liberty Loan subscriptions ajuounttng to $351,300,810 when their quotas amounted to $390,235,388.49, going "over the top" for $55,065,427.51. The statements show that institu j.ions under state supervision in the Third Federal Reserve district sub scribed for $244,574,010 with quotas of $200,100,932.49 or more than $44,- I 000,000 ahead, while in the Fourth i district the sut u criptions aggregat ed $106,720,800 with quotas of $96,- I 128,456. The Philadelphia i tions under statu supervision turn ed in subscriptions for $152,738,700 I witli quotas of $124,933,000 or $37,- 50r.,700 over; Allegheny county in j stitiitiuiis, $74,595,200 with quotas of $09,050,706, while the rest of the counties of the state turned in sub scriptions for $1 13,900,910 against quotas of $101,651,082.49 or $12,- 315,227.01 "to the good." ♦ • * The coin plaint filed by residents of Luck now against the faro zones of the Harrisburg Railways Com pany, on the Rockvllle line is ten years old. It has been agitated and reagitated and each timo the zones have stood. When the Country Club of Harrisburg had its club house at Lucknow there used to be moves started ugainst the two fares to Coxestown, but they never got anywhere. Now the fare zones have not been materially changed, but t the upper zone goes clear to Rock ville. f* • • • The bulletin of the State Fire Marshal's department contains a tribute to the late G. Chal Port, marshal until his lamented death a few weeks ago. It tells of the work he did and the mere recital of his activities shows the kind of a mail lie was. i Mr. Port was succeeded by his old friend, Howard E. Butz, of Huntingdon. • • Luzerne County Commissioners have announced they favored build ing a bridge over the Susquehanna river at Wilkes-Barre as a fitting memorial to tliq soldiers and sailors of the recent war. Committees named to provide a memorial for the soldiers and sailors also favor a bridge and it is expected a struc ture costing l\vo million dollars will be Luzerne's tribute to its fighters on land and sea. Plans are to be made at once and there will bo an effort to make Harrisburg sit up. * # It is one of the remarkable things in the war how news about an or ganization travels. Sunday it was announced that word was going the rounds the day before at Coblenz on the Rhine that tlio army contain ing the Keystone division expected to be relieved in March. By noon yesterday it was being talked on the street cars in Harrisburg and Carlisle. Now the speculation is as to where the division will be mus tered out. f WELL KNOWN PEOPLE ] —General C. T. Mcnover, com mander of die Rainbow division, has been elected an honorary mem ber of :he Rotary club of Johns town, where he used to live. —The Rev. Dr. \V. E. McCulloch, Pittsburgh minister just home from France, says the American troops were unbeatable and the Huns soon gathered the thought. —Ex-Judge W. E. Porter, of New Castle, is in charge of the plans for the big dry federation meeting hero "1 next month. —Col. John O. Groome, head of military police In France, served In the National Guard for over twenty years. —Col. Lewis E. Beitler, who will be in charge of details for the In augural parade, has had a hand in arrangements of most of the big state pageants. —The Rev. C. H. Rust, prominent Rochester clergyman, has been called to Scranton. f DO YOU KNOW 1 * —That tlio soldiers who stop 1 off here on their way home all prnlso the wuy Harrisburg took enro of the river front? HISTORIC HARRISBURG General Anthony Wayne, spent some time here sight before his * western ' Indian campaign. Some supplies were sent from here to him. Oar Potato Consumption About three and three-quarters bushels of potatoos for each person were consumed yearly for all pur poses In this country during the ten years preceding the war. About ten per cent, of the consumption la for seed and starch, moßtly for seed.— Ifyom the Indianapolis Nam .