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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH 4. EEWSFAPER FOR THE ROUE Founded 1831 Published evenings except Sunday by THE TELEGRAPH PRINTING CO. Telegraph Building. Federal Sgaare E. J. STACKPOLE President and Editor-in-Chief F. R. OYSTER. Business Manager GITS. M. STEINMETZ. Managing Editor A. R. MICHEXER. Crc*lafi<m Manager Exeeatlve Beard J. P. McCULLOUGH. BOYD M. OGLKSBT, F. R. OrSTER. GVS. M. STEIXMETZ. Members of the Associated Press —The Associated 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 news pub lished herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. A Member American F] Fub- Ilation and Penn- Associa- Eastern office. Story. Brooks & Finley. Fifth Avenue Building. Chicago. 111. Entered at the Post Office in Harris burg. Pa., as second class matter. By carrier, ten cents a week; by mail. $3.00 a v wasA year in advance. TCESPAY. JTLY 1. 1919 Be u-ho has conquered doubt and ! fear has conquered failure. James j Allen. GOOD SUGGESTION GEORGE G. MCKARLAND. lay ing before the Rotary Club the possibility of a movement for the rerouting of vehicular traf fic down town in order to expedite travel and of making some rulings regarding the parking of cars in the center of the city, makes an ex cellent suggestion. The traffic question in the heart of the city has come to be a very serious matter. It is getting worse as the town grows and will con tinue to be a source of annoyance and a danger to pedestrians until some remedy is found. The same may be said of parking. Marxct street at best is none too wide for the uses to which it is put. but ;l is no uncommon sight to see from forty to fifty cars parked along the curbs as closely they can be packed in. Both sides of the street are used and there is no regulation to prevent. Just how to go about correcting the tvils mentioned is not apparent. The subject ought to have the closest kind of study. If the Rotary Club could suggest to the city authorities a feasible plan to that end it would perform a distinct service to the city for which everybody would be grateful. SAFETY FIRST THE MAYOR and the police very properly have placed the ban upon dangerous fireworks. Even the celebration of so great an event as the Fourth of July following a victoriously fought world's war must be conducted in the spirit of the times—"safety first." We have lost too many of our young men the past two years to run the risk of putting out more young lives simply that we make a "joyful noise." The accident and fire list at the close of an old-fashioned Fourth of July in Harrisburg used to occupy columns of type in the newspapers. We had a rackety, rocketv, noisy time; but was the game worth the candle? Are we not now just as good Americans, even if the size of the firecracker is limited and the skyrocket has been eliminated alto gether? The safe and sane Fourth of July idea has spread to all parts of the United States. Strange to say, the only communities that are lax in its observance are the rural locali ties where local municipal regula tions are either not up to date or are difficult to enforce in the face of what appears to be popular sen timent. "FIGHT DOPE" THE pugilistic fans are filling themselves so full of "fight dope" that they are getting groggy a week ahead of the July 4 demonstration at which Mr. Willard expects to make Mr. Dempsey look like a Palm Beach suit after a hard shower, or vice versa. Not since poor old Jim Jeffries was transform ed from a "white hope" to a "hope less white" in the fraction of a sin gle mid-summer aftfernoon has the public been regaled with such quan tities of "ring-side" literature as have come out of Toledo in the past fort night. Even Mr. Willard has been seized with the writing bug—at so much per column, no doubt—and no soon er does he leave off his exercises for the day than he rushes to his type-writer and unwinds yard after yard of intimate trifles - about the fat on his stomach, the duration of his wind, how many first rate spar ring partners he has put to the mat in the course of the morning and leaves us with the impression that if General Foch had only turned him—Willard—loose with a pair of two-ounce gloves along the west front it would have been all over with Germany long before the spring drive of last year. Mr. Willard is •ho niftiest little bunch of muscles TtJESDAY EVENING, that was ever overpaid for an hour or two of give-and-take. a la Marquis do Queensbury. If you doubt it, read what Mr. Willard has to say of himself; he admits it all, and more. As for Mr. Dempsey, his manager wasn't bright enough to think of the syndicate stuff (gotten out with the assistance of a bright but modest newspaper Boswell, paid so much of the total receipts for his part in putting before the public what the man who signs his name to the arti cle would have said if he had said it), but he's getting plenty of publicity for all that; oh. yes. indeed. A half score of sporting editors who could have written just as good stuff from their home offices have bunked their employers out of the price of car fare and hotel accommodations on the ground that they must have tirst hand information for the army of subscribers who spend their evenings reading ream upon ream of expert opinion front the training quarters, and they are putting Mr. Pempsey not only on the newspaper map. but all over it. Enough space is being used to give publicity to the two fighters to make a new brand of chewing gunt earn profits for its promoter the first month. If an advertiser could get hold of it free he could make himself a millionaire by use of it over night. Did any national advertiser want it he would have to pay for it a staggering price. But these two bruisers get it for nothing, actually paid good hard money for providing the "dope." Either one can have a I column or a pane to-day free, but j after next Friday one of them isn't going to be good for a two-inch item | once a month. Such is public taste. Such is also fame. HAPPY DAYS IN HUNGARY HAPPY days in Hungary! The soviet lawmakers at Budapest have adjourned and gone home, largely for the reason that the food supply has been exhausted in that city, and the only consola tion the people are given is that they can choose between scattering throughout the country or starving to death. Parlor bolshevists in the United States will please sit up and take notice, for if there is one plank more important than another in the par lor radical's platform it is that call ing for three square meals a day, without work, if possible. The radi cal social reformer, as we know him, loves nothing so much as to tell other folks how to do things without having to do anything him self more enervating than that in volved in the """nsional combing of I bushy hair, the tying of Windsor neckwear and the dining well at somebody else's expense. Happy days for the Hungarian bolshevists, indeed. Pity that a few of those on this side of the water can't be sent over there to help the good work along. Theories of gov ernment that lead to empty cup boards and dinner pails will never get far in America. WE WANT WILHELM ANY one of a half dozen rea sons might be advanced ( why Von Bethmann-Holweg j should offer himself as a sacrifice j to save the ex-Kaiser from trial by the Allied powers, but none of them I will sound good to the people of j the countries the wretched ruler of the Germans planned to wreck and ruin. Nothing but the physical piesence of the one-time haughty Wilhelm himself, standing a pris oner before the bar of justice wiil suffice to soothe their wounded feel ings. Holweg makes a poor case for himself. He asserts that as Imperial German Chancellor in 1914 he was: responsible for the official acts of '.lie Kaiser in violating Belgium and his subsequent acts of depravity and beastiality, and he speaks arrant nonsense when he says so. How Wilhelm would have laughed in the j heyday of his overlordship had it been hinted that anybody in the ! whole world was responsible for his acts and how wrathy he would have i become if Holweg had dared posej before the world as boss of the Ger- j man all-highest. Nobody believes | what Holweg savs not even Hoi- [ weg himself. No; whatever crimes are charged against the troops of Germany must be laid at the door of the Kaiser himself. He proclaimed himself time and time again as the supreme ruler in Germany, and he must be taken at his word. He and no mere underling must be brought to tria.. and the sooner the better. Isn't it fine that the President will arrive heme in time for his summer vacation? A WRECKED MACHINE NOTHING could better illustrate the utter wreck of the once formidable McCormick Demo cratic machine in Dauphin county than the re-election of Robert D. Stucker as county chairman yester day and particularly the choice of Howard O. Holstein as secretary. Stucker has been for many years a thorn in the McCormick flesh. He and his friends have trained with the McCormick crowd only when they saw fit to do so and have per sisted in being as independent as they liked, no matter what the one time boss desired them to do. And as for Holstein, he ran for lieuten ant-governor in opposition to Mc- Cormick last year and was an open advocate of the election of Judge Bonniwell. , The Stucker-Holstein election was a bitter pill for the McCormick out fit, but they had to swallow it. There was talk of opposition before the meeting, but it didn't develop, for I the Stuckers had the votes. Thus, almost on the eve of a national cam paign, what is left of the Democratic party in this county is split wide open with old-line Democrats hold ! ing the strings and ready to pull them in case a contest should de | velop for national delegates. t i fOUlctLx 'Pcjuioiflcaala By the Ex-Committeeman Appointment of Public Service I Commissioner Samuel M. Clement, Jr., for the ten-year term following the end of the tenure of Commission er James Alcorn and the selection of James S. Benn, Philadelphia newspaper man. to fill out the two year term vacated by Mr. Clement on his promotion, which were an nounced front the Governor's office late yesterday, are regarded as pure ly personal appointments. Mr. Clem ent is a close personal friend of Gov ernor William C. Sproul, while Mr. Benn is generally believed to have been named through the influence of Attorney General William I. Schaffer. He is credited with hating done much to get the Philadelphia North American in line for Sproul in the primary campaign. The dropping of Mr. Alcorn was not unexpected at the Capitol. He was named July 1. 1913. by Dr. Mar tin G. Brumbaugh for a six-year term and his tenure ends with to day. He was former city solicitor of Philadelphia and close personal friend of Edwin S. Stuart. He was regarded as a Vare man. He has been one of the most active commission ers and handled many water and traction cases, some of which have not been finished. He was in con sultation with his colleagues yester day afternoon when the word of the changes came and was greatly sur prised. but gracefully accepted the fortunes of politics. —The shake-up is the second to occur in the commission since the Sproul term began. Two Brumbaugh appointees. M. J. Ryan and William :A. Magee, were dropped February 11 I for S. Ray Shelby and Mr. Clement. Judge H. M. McClure, who died re cently. was named on that date. He was succeeded by Judge John W. Reed, of Clearfield. With Mr. Benn Governor Sproul has named four commissioners, although in office only half a year. .Mr. Bonn's appointment makes two laymen on the commission. All | others except Commissioner Milton J. Brecht are attorneys. Mr. Benn has been in newspaper work a long time and years ago traveled with the Attorney General on campaign tours. He has been a frequent visitor here since the Sproul administration be gan. - Democratic affairs seem to be engaging the attention of manv newspaper editors, most of whom I are frankly curious as to what is going to happen to Palmer, McCor mick. Ouflfy and the rest of the reorganization bosses. The recent dinner to Attorney General Palmer at Scranton and the visit of the chief law officer to Bedford when the State Bar Association was meeting were neither such big events as forecast. ~ The Philadelphia Press says editorially in this connection: "At torney General Palmer gets his Presidential boom started in Scran ton. We should be very well satis fied to see our Democratic friends make him their candidate next year, if for no other reason than to shat ter the everlasting talk that no Pennsylvania Democrat is available, because he could not carrv the State, and no Republican available because any Republican can carrv it. That kind of logic may do for the politicians, but the people in general want the best in candidates, and right here in Pennsylvania is the place to get them." Here is an interesting Demo cratic view of the anti-sedition bill, which until it became a law attract ed national attention and got much editorial comment. The Philadelphia Record, the State's leading Demo crat daily says: "Governor Sproul will be commended by law-loving citizens everywhere for placing the anti-sedition law, which received his signature yesterday, on the statute books. There is no danger of any law passed by any Legislature prohibiting or halting free speech of the kind guaranteed by the Consti tution. There has been lacking in Pennsylvania a law to check and punish some of those who have abused free speech, and who have taken advantage of this fact to at tempt to discredit the Government. If the new law meets the need long felt to deal with the comparatively few to whose kind of speech it will 1 apply it is well that it has been adopted in Pennsylvania, as it should be in every State." —The campaign in Philadelphia has already started. The newspapers are talking of various men for mayor and the Kvening Bulletin after men tioning several men says: "If this town ever needed in the mayoralty a first-rater in point of common sense, square-toed honesty, and a pood working knowledge of munici pal affairs and of the people at large, he will be needed there after the end of this year. Within a few weeks, the period during which nominations for the primary elec tion in September will be made will come to a close, and it is now time for wide-awake and healthy public sentiment to get into action for the production of candidates who will be something more than either faction al creatures or ornamental stuffed shirts." What the Bulletin says is true of some other cities it might be said in passing. —The Pittsburgh Gazette-Times in the course of an editorial on State support for State College urges more attention to farming, saying "The producers of our foods have been shown that at comparatively slight expense the millions of acres of Pennsylvania lor.-g since aban doned as uscl'-ss for agriculture may he made to yield abundantly and with large profit to the husband man. There is no necessity for gur people, tired of urban existence and pining for rural delights and labors, to rare far off in quest of land that will respond to intelligent cultiva tion. Pennsylvania land is good as any if It is properlv treated." Politics in Peace Treaties [From the New York Sun.] Being in, of and by politics, a peace treaty must of necessity be a political issue and become involved with other political issues; and it is right, proper and salutary that this should be the case. The fact that every peace treaty is a political doc ument and a political issue is a mat ter to cause regret or inspire alarm; nor it is a cause for shame, any more than the fact that bark grown on trees ie a cause for shame. &ABIUBBCRO (fIM TZaCBOKZPB MOVIE OF A MAN WAKING UP ON JULY IST ~Z ByBRIGGS | TIME - I P.M. AND A HALF HOUR LATER. "HAH- HO - HUM I . - "NO MORE FOR MS - 1 STILL GoitJCt - - . _ PAPTY ! I'M OEF AT STUFF JTRoMG 'WONDER WHERE r'uEV/E ME 'AT " 1T DON'T TaSTE SOMePARTr " 600 D /JNY^ "THAT WAS AU/FUL w/icKeD " WHAT WAS THE ■• TMCM m ,J<;T ", ► i _ 1[? <• STUFF BILL GAue US OCCASION OF THAT -j Tnivnoa' IEMMS DIE LAST NIGHT- NO ALWFUL PARTY ANYWAY-. Dfc. JULY NK3 ■ MORE FOR. ME- FROM -OH- H - YeS -IT WAS NOW ON ! " June 3o Celebßatioiu wryWh\ Wy\mj\ Senator Knox's Great Service [From Harvey's Weekly] The Seriate has done well. After the wind, the earthquake and the tire, comes the still small voice of ratriotic judgment. Seldom in all the history of that body has there been so tine a passage as that which has just recorded the successful campaign of reason over passion, of patriotism over partisanship, of American nationality over denation alizing fads. The triumphant turning point in the great conflict was Senator Knox's resolution and his masterful speech in its support, advising the divorcement of extraneous and in congruous matter from the Treaty of Peace, and indicating with uner ring logic and the force of great authority the way to peace without the sacrifice of American independ ence or the compromising of those principles upon which our national tranquility and integrity depend. His action in that matter will hence forth rank among the epochal pub lic services which have been ren dered in great crises by members of the senior chamber of the national legislature. How deep was the im pression which he made and how hard hit were those who fatuously sought to barter our national birth right for a mess of alien pottage appeared in the agitation which was roused in the Administration ranks and in the partisan press, the storm of wind and earthquake and Are, raging against the resolution and its supporters. Happily it ap peared also in the prompt and in creasingly strong response which was given by the citizenry of Amer ica. without regard to party. Sel dom has any comparable proposi tion so unequivocally and over whelmingly commanded the public favor. Never has one more fully merited it. If anything were needed to com plement and to confirm the proposi tion of Senator Knox, it was sup plied in ex-Senator Root's masterly analysis of the situation and his un qualified support of the resolution and its purpose. The three chief grounds of objection to the League Covenant were restated with con vincing force, and with the added reminder, too greatly overlooked, of the incompatability between our composite population and any pol icy of universal meddling in the af fairs of the world. It was a start ling reminder that more than one third of the people of the United States are of alien birth or alien parentage. "We can call upon these people," said Mr. Root, "to stand by America in all American quarrels; but how can we control their sym pathies and their action if America interferes in foreign quarrels and takes sides in these quarrels against the countries to which they are at tached by tradition and sentiment?" A Mexican Crisis Near [Harvey's Weekly] What is to be done about Mexico? With all the rest of humanity regu lated and psychologized according to the highest doctrinaire ideals of our expatriated President, are the wretched millions next door to us to be left to stew in their own hell's broth of anarchy, famine and slaughter, of which our American citizens are perpetually the victims? Are we to continue watchful waiting and "sitting back and chuckling" while this perennial orgye of murder, anarchy and ruin goes on at our doors? Apartmental Ditties One more unfortunate Hunting a flat. Begging, importunate. Doffing his hat. Kick him out scornfully If he should say it. Hopelessly, mournfully, "I cannot pay it." Laugh at him, guyer! Expose htm to raillery! Everything's higher Excepting his salary. Alas! for the rarity Of landlord's charity Under the sun! Oh, it was pitiful In a whole city full. Home he had none. "Living is zero! Existence a flivver!" Shouted our hero, And Jumped in the river. Not till I drowned him At the end of this pome Could I have found him An ultimate home. —New York Tribune. TATARS WISH TO BECOME CHILDREN OF UNCLE SAM Nakhichevan, tlic District Which Makes a Shrine of the Grave of Noah, Is the 1 .atest to Ask the United States to Serve as Mandatory, [From a Bulletin of the National Geographic Society.] NOW add to the list of states | that have asked the United States to be their mandatory— Nakhichevan. Never heard of Nakhichevan? Well, first consult Genesis viii, 4 for the district in question lies at the foot of Mount Ararat and the town of Nakhichevan contains the al leged graveyard of Noah. The build er of the Ark, local traditions af firms, went down into the land that now seeks the king of the United States, and died of thirst in the parched plain after his ark had broken up on the snowy peak of the world's most famous mountatin. Maynard Owen Williams, who was the last American to carry on relief work in Armenia, to which land he went from Nakhichevan just before Chr'stmas, 1917, has written th's description of the region: Inliubitcd by Tatars ' The Nakhichevan district, inhab ited by Tatars, under the peace treaty is bounded on the north by the Armenian district of Erivan. It is bounded on the south by the Arax River, which is the subject of many an Armenian song, and which here forms the boundary between Asiatic Russia and Persia. In the hills of the northeast is Shusha, a strong Armenian center, where the Armen ians held out against a circle of foes in the summer of 191 S. "When Russia's power in the Caucasus declined and the soldats flowed back from the former Rus sian front in Turkey through the Nakhichevan district the traditional hatred between the Armenians of the Erivan district and the Moham medan Tatars broke out. The up rising of the Nakhichevan Tartars was ill timed. German propagandists had placarded the district with post ers exhorting the Tatars, who are related to the Turks and are of the Origin of Title "Ace" Lieutenant Henry Farre in his "Sky Fighters of France," (Houghton Mifflin Company) gives a full ex planation of the way in which the airman's most coveted title, "Ace," came into general use.. He says, "When a pilot has brought down his fifth plane, the chief of the squadron telegraphs his fifth victory to headquarters, and that gives him the right to be carried in the next general orders to the whole army with a citation of service rendered, for the press to publish the follow ing day in the official Gazette. When ever pilots merited this distinction, their machinists called them Aces, which has the same signification among pilots as the ace card has in a game of cards: that is to say, the strongest card, and this is the etymo logy of the word ace of which many persons are ignorant. This title has nothing official, and it sprung from the slang of the machinists, but that does not prevent it from be ing quoted in all languages and in every country in the world." Rapid Transit in Missouri [From the Barnard Bulletin] What is one of the strangest freaks of the cyclone which passed through Barnard recently was the finding of a check belonging to Mrs. J. B. El liott in a pasture near Denver, Mo., nearly forty miles away. The check was an old one that had been put away in a trunk. The trunk was found near the river some distance away. May 1 Not? [Seattle Post-lntelligencer] In addressing his requests to the Sixty-sixth Congress, doubtless Pres ident Wilson will be fully justified in his use of the usual "May I not;" and he will be justified also in doubting whether he may or may not. Empty Envelopes [Washington Star] An I. W. W. man sometimes suc ceeds in making a slight impression under the glare of a gasoline torch. But he always looks lonesome in the broad sunlight of a payday. same religion to arise against the Armenians, whom the retreating Russians had left to their own de vices. This they did. But the Ar menians had spent the winter in raising an army to take over the former Russian front and about twenty-five thousand of these vol unteers were assembled in Erivan. Women and Children Not Touched "The Tatars advanced along the railway (Tiflis to Tabriz) and met serious resistence first at Kamarlyu, eighty miles from the city of Nakhi chevan. There was some spirited fighting and the Tatars were soon defeated and at least one well was filled with their dead bodies. Wo men and children were not touched by the Armenians. By circling be tween Kamarlyu and Mount Ararat along the wide plain of the Arax, the Tatars reached the junction of Ulukhanlu and burned the railway station there, also cutting the Indo"- European telegraph line which joins Tiflis to the rest of the world. This necessitated the sending of Vice Consul Doolittle to Teheran in order to establish connection with Washington at a time when all Americans were being forced to leave Tiflis. "When I crossed the Igdir plain, where Armenians are starving today these much persecuted people were having their innings and the smoke from a score of burning Tatar vil lages could be seen. Tatars with arms were allowed to live if they surrendered their guns, and women and children were not touched but their villages were looted and burn ed by the Armenians. This was in March. '1919. All the Tatars re treated to the Nakhichevan district where they formed a majority of the population. There they have re mained. Hatred between them and the Armenians is strong, but due to the greater strength of the Ar menians there are not atracities." THE RADIANT When this body drifts in dust Lightly on the nervous air. Vagabonding everywhere In this restless planet's crust. Wet by foam of every sea. Dancing up the thinning sky To its terrible and high Journey through infinity— When it softly voyages Past the outermost lone star, On to what dim wonders are In the spaceless distances. It shall never lose the zest That is mine by night and day, As I push my groping way On life's fogged and clouded quest; It shall never waste or lose The illogical delight That is mine by day and night. As I steer my chartless cruise; Or the love that fires me through, Or the hope that lifts my eyes Higher than the present skies, Toward the goal I struggle to. When this spirit makes its way Scatteringly further still. It shall bear the deathless will That I build—and bear—to-day! —Clement Wood, "The Earth Turns South," (E. P. Dutton ) Big Results From Ads Milwaukee—A report on market promotion by M. P. McCullugh, Schofleld, Wis., at a recent conven tion in Milwaukee of the Northern Hemlock and Hardwood Manufac turers' Association was a striking tribute to newspaper advertising. The report showed that the best results were attained by the local dealer using his home town paper. Next year the association will in crease its advertising expenditures to about $50,000. This represents an addition of $5,000. which will be de voted chiefly to service to the re tailers. The White Cedar Shingle Man ufacturers' Association, which met in conjunction with the hemlock manuXacturers. decided to add a newspaper advertising campaign to its promotion. Advertisements will be placed in the home town newspapers of the retailers to whom the cedar manuXacturers sell., JULY 1, 1919. | Shall WP Insure Europe? [From the Kansas City Star] I Frank H. Simonds, returning to ! America after six months in Europe, j notes u complete contrast in the dis- I cussion of peace. In America the dis mission centers around the League !of Nations. In Europe, he says, the ! League of Nations has ceased to S exist. ! Of course what he means is that | while Europe has acquiesced in the I league it has no contidence in its I provisions except in so far as they | may bind America to come to its aid lin the event of war. Peace will con ! tinue to be based on force, not on | promises. The powers of the En tente expect to take care of them selves as they always have. France j will resume its ancient vigil against ithe enemy on the Rhine. England I will maintain its naval supremacy, j Whatever value the league has to j them will be measured 1n the as sistance its terms bring them from America in time of need. All the evidence, except that coming from the fervid upholders of President Wilson, is to the same effect. Now that the main work of the peace conference is finished, we can understand perfectly how this out come developed. As everybody knows, the President dwells in a world apart. He takes counsel with nobody. He tolerates no differences of opinion. Phrases [ appeal to him. He uses them lavish ly without considering their conse quences. No public man has con tradicted himself oftener. He lives, as someone has said, in the smoke screen of his own words. His speeches before the United States en tered the war—reca'l for instance the "too proud to fight" and the "peace without victory" speeches and the assertions that America had no concern in the roots of war and should be neutral in thought as well as in act—showed almost incredible lack of comprehension of the issues of the war and of European affairs in general. This same lack of comprehension he took to the peace conference. Tt was his aim. as his supporters put it. to make a "healing peace"—that is a peace which should deal gently with Germany—and then guarantee that peace by a League of Nations. He failed to understand that a world that had been nearly ruined from German agression would not to'erate a peace which left Rritain, I iranee and Ttaly to bear the burden of war and left Germany unscathed. He failed to understand the force of those national rivalries that now and again convulse Europe and that state of mind that regards war as a natural instrument of diplomacy. With his cloistered mind he ap proached the problem of European peace as if it were a dispute between Princeton and Harvard universities oyer the eligihilty of a football player. The inevitable happened. The President's beautiful rhetoric col lapsed under the pressure of the great realities of the struggle for na tonal existence. The Entente Powers imposed severely just terms on the enemy. That was what they were essentially interested in. As for the League of Nations, they tossed it lightly to Mr. Wilson after so molding it that it would not ham per them, and that any effeet've bur den it might involve would be laid on the United States. Thev would have preferred a straight Rritish- Franeo-Ameriean alliance. But as American tradition is strongly against alliances thev took the league as the best substitute to be ob tained. Good For Dyspepsia, Too [From the Dallas Texas, News] Another reason why we think Di ogenes was right is because we have yet to see the man who didn't chew tobacco because he was having trou ble with his teeth. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR River Park Rubbish To the Editor of the Telegraph: Walking along our unrivaled river front one must be impressed with the careless work of employes ot the Department of Parks or others in throwing over the beauti ful slope and along the front steps, tops of trees, severed branches and cuttings of every sort which are allowed to clutter the terrace for blocks. Surely the most casual in spection by officials of the Depart ment of Parks would correct this condition. Harrisburgers are proud of their parks and the far-famed treatment of the Susquehanna's bank and this sort of abuse should be stopped instantly. PEDESTRIAN. June 30, 1919. 1 |Ebtttittg ffitptj "Why docs not the city of Harrta burg do as some of the western towns have done in providing camp sites for motorists?" asked J. Frank Slay maker, an automobile tourist from Missouri who passed through this city last week on his way to the seashore where he and hls< family will spend the summer under canvas. "Out in the western tourist dis trict many towns have set aside park reservations especially for the automobile camper," he contlnned. "The camp sites are furnished with running water and shelter beneath which have been placed built-in stoves of brick on which the tourist may prepare his meals. Of course I know you have lovely hotels here in the East for the tourist who feels he can afford them, but for the man who takes his family in the old Tin Lizzie, straps the tent and bedding on one running board and the trunk for clothing on the other there is no provision whatsoever and since leaving Ohio I have kept away from the larger cities because I could find no place near them suit able for camping out. People look upon me here as something of a tramp, but I am not. I have money and u good business at home and I am taking a summer off with my folks nfter a year of service for the Government. This is my way of taking a vacation and we are having a most enjoyable time. But we do miss those western camping places in the vicinity of the larger cities. I think Harrisburg ought to give this matter thought, as should every other eastern city. In the west this summer auto camping practice is common. I passed scores upon scores of outfits like mine headed for the Rocky Mountain tours but my folks wanted to see the ocean and so here we are." • • • The Slaymaker family has a queer outfit, from the eastern view point, but it travels in comfort and stops where night overtakes it, or where the family so desires. The machine in which they travel has been refined down to the last notch for touring. It is a four cylinder car, not a Ford, but very little larger. On one side is the tent, which is made to fold out from the side of the car and which contains sleeping quarters for three. The little five year old boy sleeps '.n the automobile itself. Under the seats there has been arranged room for tin dishes and cooking utensils, toilet articles and a few grocery staples held in for use in emergency but up to this time not needed. The family will go to the Atlantic Coast, pick out a quiet spot where the bathing and fishing are good and after visiting Atlantic City, Wildwood and other lively points will settle down for the summer, starting back home shortly after Labor Day. • • • "I predict that an outfit like mine will attract no attention whatever in the next year or two," said Mr. Slaymaker to a party of inquirers who wanted to know about his long journey, having been attracted by his foreign license tag. "The idea has gained great popularity throughout the west and I believe that with the coming of good roads through lowa and Nebraska western people from the northern section of the country as well as from the South will be found flocking to the east in large numbers, following the pioneer trail we have laid for them. Some of those westbound this sum mer told us they expected to come east next year." • • • Another stranger in town yester day was the Rev. Clarence Piatt, formerly a newspaperman of Har risburg and afterward connected with Market Square Presbyterian church. Mr. Piatt also is the pos sessor of an automobile and planned to bring his family back to Cham bersburg and Harrisburg from his present location in New York State, near Rochester, by automobile, but was discouraged by the weath er. Mr. Piatt served among the Indians in Arizona for several years but for the past several years has been preaching in New York State. He has been spending his vacation with his aged father in Chambers burg. • • * Unusually large numbers of doves have taken up their abode near Harrisburg this year and one has not to go far from town to hear their cooing among the trees and shrubbery in the fields. There was a time, not so many years ago, that the dove became almost extinct in this vicinity, so closely was the bird hunted. But with the coming of legal protection they have returned in large numbers and are now more numerous than at any time within the past ten years. Many of them have become tame, and while usually very timid may be approached within a very few feet before they will fly. The wood thrush and the finch also are more numerous than usual this summer. • • • Some of the fishermen who were out scouting last Saturday went to Sherman's creek bass fishing today. It was the only stream in this vicin ity where the water was anything like good for angling. Wise old rivermen soy that if there is no more rain until the end of the week some unusually large catches should be made on July 4th, which is a great fishing day in this vicinity, aa the water will be clear enough for fishing and the bass will be hungry. * * Dr. C. E. L. Keen, school director and well-known physician, has Just returned from a trip through Yellow stone Park, following attendance at the Rotary convention in Salt Lake City. While in the park he stepped into a fissure in the rocks and broke a small bone of the foot. For a time he had difficulty in get ting around. "But the trip was worth it," he said. During his visit to many cities he studied the types of school houses erected and especially the treatment of the high school prob lems. He brought back with him some suggestions for the local school board. The Hitch i/i Hitchcock [From the National Republican] The pro-leaguers, treaty-of-any old-kind advocates and Wilson-can do-no-mistaklng Democrats in the United States Senate charged that if any "Interests" in New York got hol<t of a copy of the Peace Treaty they: did so by theft, bribery or some oth er nefarious practice. But after all that squawk, the truth turned out to be that Mr. Lamont, Mr. Wilson's adviser at Paris on financial fea tures of the treaty, got the treaty by the President's authority and turned it over to Mr. Davison who gave It to Mr. Root who showed it to Mr. Lodge. And there you are. So Mr., Hitchcock went off half-cocked— aj| usual.