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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH HXEWSPAPER FOR THE HOME Founded 1831 (Published eveningo except Sunday by TBB TELEGRAPH PRINTING CO. |Telrgrnph, Building, Federal Square E. J. STACKPOLE President and Editor-in-Chief 'l\ V R. OYSTER, Business Manager GUS. M. STEINMETZ, Managing Editor Uu R. MICHENER, Circulation Manager Executive Board - 'JiP.~McCULLOUGH. > BOY'D M. OGLESBY,' F.. R. OYSTER, GUS. M. STEINMETZ. 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. JAII rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. Member American Newspaper Pub lishers' Associa tion, the Audit Bureau of Circu lation and Penn sylvania Associa ated Dailies. Eastern office Story, Brooks & Finley, Fifth Avenue Building, New York City; Western office. Story, Brooks & Finley, People's Gas Building, I Chicago, 111. Entered at the Post Office in Harris burg, Pa., as second class matter. c^ . By carrier, ten cents a fhiif;-week; by mail. $3.00 a year in advance. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1019 I will this day try to live a simple, Sincere and serene life; repealing promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity and self-seeking; cultivate cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in ex penditure, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a child-like trust ;n God,—Bishop Vincent. WHERE DO YOU STAND ? THE issue has been sharpl/" drawn in the soft coal strike. You must support either Pres ident Wilson, the lawfully-elected spokesman of the American people, in his efforts to protect public in terests, or President Lewis, who places himself above the law of the land and has defied the constituted authorities. President Wilson stands for law and order. Lewis, by his own words, stands for the opposite. Every loyal PennsyHvanian will glory in the declaration of Governor Sproul, putting all the force of the Commonwealth back of the Federal authorities in their determination to protect the interests of all the people from injury by the demands of a 6mall minority. There is oiUy one place for any good American to stand in this crisis and that is back of President Wilson and Governor Sproul. Steelton is keeping step with every progressive municipality. Burgess McKntee has issued a proclamation calling upon all the residents of the borough to clear their premises of rubbish during the week of Novem ber 3. As a wideawake and intelligent official he believes that a repetition of the influenza epidemic may be prevented and the suppression of communicable diseases accomplished through a general clean-up cam paign and the co-operation of the officials of the thorough and the peo ple. Filth invites disease and whether it be Steelton or Harrisburg, this is a good season of the year to remove all waste and rubbish and disease breeding matter. A STRONG PLATFORM Alderman hoverters straightforward statement of 1 his beliefs and intentions with respect to the mayoralty of Harris burg will make him many friends. Ho says he will sever all outside connections and devote his whole time to being mayor of Harrisburg. Ho will conduct his own police hear ings and will save the city the $6,000 or $7,000 now expended for hearings by aldermen. He has a broad vis ion of the future of Harrisburg and the necessity of providing adequate boosing facilities, continuing the great public improvement campaign that has made this one of the pro gressive cities of the land and at the same time studying the needs and financial resources of the city, to the end that money may be saved the taxpayers and the burdens of taxation kept within reasonable bounds. Who could ask more? Housing to meet, the demands of Harrisburg will come only when those with means determine to put Into the necessary dwellings the pub lic spirit which will represent the difference between the cash outlay and the ordinary return on such an Investment. ONLY TWO ISSUES THERE are only two issues in this campaign for Harrisburg and Dauphin county Republi- Olio of those is the importance supporting a strong Republican ticket at the polls on Tuesday as opposed to voting for candidates on the Democratic ticket, many of rjrham were rushed into the field at (he last minute by Democratic tosses, either tor the purpose of SATURDAY EVENING, vent vacancies on the ticket that dis gusted Democrats had Reclined to come forward voluntarily to fill. The affairs of the city and county have been well managed under the pres ent Republican officeholders. There is every reason to believe that the men nominated in September are equally honest and efficient. There is small reason for changing from a good horse to a lame animal in the middle of a stream. Republicans, therefore, will vote for Republicans next Tuesday, and that means an overwhelming Republican victory in both city and county, And the only issue is this—that this fall's election is but a harbinger of next ybar's presidential contest. As goes the county this year, so, it will be predicted, will it go next year. Republicans, knowing this, will pile up such majorities next Tuesday as to leave no doubt in Democratic minds as to how they stand on presidential matters. If you have not yet contributed to the memorial fund for the .com memorative park and granite design which will stand as the city's monu ment to its soldiers, no time should be lost in doing so. At the Cham ber of Commerce offices a faithful committee is constantly at work and while subscriptions are being made day after day, they are not sufficiently large to close up the gap between the amount subscribed and the amount needed in the near future. Harrisburg must not fall down in this worthy movement. PREACHERS AND LOANS IT HAS been suggested in connec tion with the education of the people of Harrisburg as to the Importance of the four loans which will be submitted to the voters next Tuesday that the preachers of the city would perform a great public service in taking two minutes of their time at the services —morning and evening—to-morrow to tell peo ple just what these loans mean with respect to the welfare and improve- I ment of Harrisburg. There can be nothing more vital to the health and happiness and con tentment of-all the people than the extension of the sewer system, the expansion of the paving areas, the providing of .bathing beaches and bath houses and the transfer of the $300,000 voted for the building of the proposed Walnut street bridge to the joint fund of the city and State for the construction of the great memorial viaduct at State street. So far as this particular newspaper is concerned, we have the utmost confidence in the civic loyalty and public spirit of the ministers of Har risburg. They have never failed in any of the campaigns for the better ment of the city and it is entirely probable, without any suggestion, that the importance of the loans will be called to the attention of the thousands who will attend the serv ices to-morrow. It is creditable to the Republican organization leaders in Harrisburg that they have taken a proper and public-spirited stand with respect to the proposed ioans which will be passed on by voters next Tuesday. Lieutenant Oovertior Beidlenian has not lost an opportunity to discuss these measures in a broad and prac tical way. The Republican workers have also indicated their purpose to give direct and practical service in behalf of the loans next Tuesday. THE SUGAR BOARD WE ARE advised from Wash ington that the United States Sugar Equalization Board is I preparing to "wind up its activities" in view of inability to obtain suffi cient sugar from Cuba to warrant further Government control. In the same advices we are also assured that, through the control exercised by the retiring board, the American people have been saved a possible $256,000,000 in the year ended July 15 last. It is likewise pointed out, in addition, that the board will turn over to the Treasury $38,000,000 made from its margin of 38 cents on Cuban sugars which would have gone to refiners or Cuban producers or wOuld'have been lost between pro ducer and retailer. But we have no explanation from the equalizers as to why, as hus been recently alleged, Englartd pur chased hundreds of tons of Cuban sugar right under our noses and re sold t in ths country at a profit, and' likewise sent into Germany great quantities of sugar which should have been held for the people of the United States. The people are rapidly learning what paternalism means when it comes to conserving our interests as consumers. York County is showing many other counties of Pennsylvania the right, way to provide a real high way system which will make avail able the great permanent roads being constructed under the direction of *he State. THE FARMERS' APPEAL ILLINOIS farmers, in a convention of the State Agricultural Asso ciation at Chicago, went on rec ord as condemning strikes and the eight-hour day, while favoring a basic ten-hour day fo. all productive Industries as a cure for the pre\ail ing unrest. The same conference criticized labor for its failures and likewise chastised capita! for not having reduced war-time profits to peace-time conditions. The Bolshe viki, I. W. W. and other radicals were listed as traitors. Similar resolu tions were previously adopted by farm bureau representatives at In dianapolis, in which strike methods of righting wrongs or duress methods of securing legislation were de nounced. More and more people are begin ning to understand in all the walks present difficulties is the increasing of production in every branch of industry, and this cannot be achieved by reducing the hours of labor be yond a reasonable limit. "We call upon all law-abiding citizens to join in meeting the chang ing conditions and in bringing our country to an economic standard of living," was the final appeal of tlio Illinois farmers and it is a slogan call which can be adopted with profit by patriotic citizens everywhere. Harrisburg has not "Vet solved the housing problem, but it has not failed to work out the things which provide for the general welfare of the com munity in the past and the people at large may be trusted to provide the necessary dwellings for those who are now living here in congested quarters and for hundreds of others who want to Harrisburg their permanent abiding 'place. The Cham ber of Commerce is doing a big work through its Bureau of Housing and in making available the extra space not utilized by private families, but until some concrete plan is developed for the building of houses, no permanent solution of our difficulty can be expected. 'Po&ttco IK By the Ex-Commltteeman More of the political work known as "scouting" has been under way in Pennsylvania the last week than known for three years because upon the way things go in a number of the counties will depend much of next year's President delegate elec tions. It is said that more schemes of political preferment will be based upon this year's campaign than in half a dozen years because there has been an unusually large number of younger politicians taking a hand in I the maneuvering and it will also be j demonstrated what can be expected i when a state of unrest prevails. The Republicans appear to be gen erally satisfied with the outlook from a party standpoint and in this sec tion of the State, where there are generally a good many men ready to take the independent trail there are few contests that may disturb. In a couple of counties there are candi dates who are running on side tracks to get even with men who de feated them at the primary, but they are not going far. As a rule the Democratic candidates arc afraid that they are going to be toma hawked by men aligned with one or the other of the factions into which the Democracy has split. The offi cial organization which owns Attor ney General A. Mitchell Palmer as its sole leader has been pretty busy trying to allay some some symptoms of discontent in this part of the ; State, but it has trouble in the north- j west, the northern tier and in the I central counties, too. —Democrats throughout the State are watching the developments in Cambria county where there are some splits and the Republicans have gone through some trials. The Democrats are cracked wide open and the rival county leaders have gone to court to enjoin the couDty commissioners from issuing watch ers' certificates to men whom they do not like. The State ringmasters have been trying to steer clear of the Cambria trouble because that county has started more than one row' of State-wide proportions in years gone by. —The union of the Republicans in Philadelphia seems to have been the signal for more disunion among the Democratic factions whose chiefs are saying more about each other than about J. Hampton Moore. The Democrats arc particularly sore at the Charter party, which is alleged to be nothing more than a scheme to seize minority offices. Mr. Moore's majority is put at from 100,000 to 125,000. —lndications are that farther changes in the State Departments of Labor and Industry, Banking, Agri culture, Printing and Public Service will take place be'fore the end of the year. There have been reports of such impending alterations in personnel for sofne time, but they have never come to much, a few people being dropped here and there. Whn the election is over, however, and stock can be taken of what hap pened, the chances are that there will be more activity. —Appointment of William J. Tracy, former magistrate in Phila delphia, to the place of chief of the Bureau of Mediation, is expected to come along soon after election day. Some changes in the factory inspec tion division are also hinted at among people on Capitol Hill. No exten sive changes in the other depart ments are regarded as probable. ■ —The controversy between Com missioner of Forestry Robert S. Conklin and Commission Members Gifford Pinchot and Henry W. Shoe maker over the policy of cutting timber and forest management will be given the Governor's attention as soon as the "fair price" conference is held here. The two members have filed a report with the Gov ernor giving the result of their ob servations in Potter, Clinton and other counties and Mr. Conklin has prepared a report of his own which is said to contain some observations by Commissioner J. T. Rot h rock. The Governor will literally be an umpire. —-Appointment of the members of the State Commission of twenty tivc to study and revise the Constitu tion of Pennsylvania will be one of the first things to claim the atten tion of the Governor after the elec tion. The Commission will be called t.o meet here within a few weeks after it is named and start work after an address by the Governor. —lt is not regarded as probable that the four additional referees in compensation provided by the bill recognizing the Bureau of Compen sation will be made very soon by Commissioner C. B. Connelley, of the Department of Labor and Industry. There are numerous applications, but some of the State officials are said to be of the opinion that the funds in sight will not permit of appoint ments for very long periods. One of the new referees will he eventually located in Luzerne county because of the importance of the coal mining awards and another will be in a sou coal district. —Much gossip is attached to the place of supervisor of referees for which there are a dozen or more applicants, but no one has yet been spoken of for chief of tbo Bureau of Rehabilitation. Owing to the in formation regarding accidents wliich this official must have, State authori ties have been looking over the field. The bureau will be organized before the end of the year. Some appoint ments in the Department of Internal Affairs, especially in the Bureau of Standards, are looked for before long. Another appointment hang ing fire is manager of the State In- VunA HXFiUSBURG TELEOR3IPB THAT GUILTIEST FEELING By BRIGGS r—— X ' "T\ /, ___ - , i\ A mouthful \ L|STBM-i Tofv, -njLt>\ 0 H MO<SIR- IT S. / HE CER- TAIM-LV 1 \ HApPV-COMG / /ME I WAS To JuST \SM T That \ \ // HAS TRIED -\ LL \ ] LG" 1 " -S \ C SAY TO VOO ' G'V/C DOUBT YOUR WORD" 'A SAY TH/\T FOR \rAJ \ play 'WO T wER/ ] HE MURRAY S SCOTCR "BUT MR imURRaV /// r- V. miNJg J / THAT S all , GivEM ME /// \ /\ s )\ JA T- y STRICT orders SIR /// YV V ) / 3'VJE it OP / >—• 1 lHe *£ AS r 0 IT ) That n/o owe >S To 7/7 /\/\/ ) HARRY- I / ///A I_ \ VA/HERE DO / I TAME' H'S Bof TLE- J /// I ~J I y^ k "To CONVINCE The BARKEEP INI THE i9th yX t H at Your host has gemerouely ink/it e.t> jPyT? VL You To FOR .HIS STOCK perfectly ALL | /y /1/ J K\<SH T AMD ALL THAT SORT OF THIMQ. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ] Favors Navigable liiver ! To the Editor of the Telegraph: } A copy of your paper of October 9 j lias just come into my possession. The article on United States Govern ment becoming interested in making the Susquehanna river navigable from tidewater to Harrisburg, Pa., a great benefit for the people. Knowing the interest you have always taken in all improvements for the advancement of the growth and I development of interests to Harris ] burg and the State, I write you at I this time to use your great influence in the Chamber of Commerce in every possible way to have this great improvement and betterment of the interests to the people along the line of the Susquehanna river and its adjoining sections made. Now is the time to do a great memorial of re adjustment in the name of peace and prosperity for the interest .of the American people by giving to them fi system of cheaper transportation by making the Susquehanna river one of the Government owned inland waterways. Dams could be built at Columbia, one at Middletown, Pa., where na ture has already done half the work i by placing Hill Island in the river. The Swatara creek as a harbor or terminal, and the three-mO e inlands as a system of canal and locks. On the breast of the dam could be built A roadway connecting Middletown and New Cumberland. A dam could be built at Lucknow on which a roadway could be built connecting Rockville and Enola. At Clark's Perry a dam could bd built for the same purpose, and at different points best suited, selected by the United States engineers, for the purposes of preventing floods in the spring ofi every year, making basins or lakes to hold all the water that may come from snows or spring rains, stopping damages that now occur every spring, the amount of which in a few years would pay the entire cost of the work done. It would reduce the cost of labor for electric power, light and heat to the people,also a cheaper transportation, reducing very greatly the high cost of living. It would, by giving to the farmer the electric cur rent at a nominal coat, enable the farmer and his 'family to have the 1 corfveniences of city life, removing all drudgeries that are now a bid den to farm life and a great draw back to many who now exist'in large cities to emigrate to the land where they can live and enjoy life, having full and plenty the whole year round. With good American schools in every co-operative community hav ing social centers, it would not be many years until the country farmer and his family would be centers of a c'ass of happy people that are not found in large cities, where more criminals are made than are born n the pure air of country life. If the Chambers of Commerce along the line of the Susquehanna river would join hearts and hands and use their united efforts to have dams erected along the same, con serving the energy that is now lost from the flow of water that could he used in producing electric cur- I rent for power, light and heat, for i the people along the line of the same, a* so reducing to a minimum energy now wasted by the people in their | efforts to live the good life on this | plain of life. Only those who were born on the farm or in small country towns who (were foolishly tempted to leave the home town to locate in a large city, l where people do not live, only exist, 1 where a few make money and lose i their souls for the privilege of accu jmulating gold, with which they burj oil their aoojl intentions of early life's ambitions. The masses Jn the cities live from hand to mouth. When Saturday night comes it takes all the wages earned during the week to pay up bills accumulated during the week. If they are fortunate to have work, for many do not and want, many would be very thankful to get back to the land if they only couid have the opportunity to do so. The immigration laws should have a sec tion compelling all immigrants en tering America to first declare them selves to become American citizens; second, that they live seven years on a farm of not less than three acres and liberty as producers before they can live in a large city, or to be deported if they live in a city be fore seven years to be consumed. America should be reserved for Americans. Manufactories should be estab lished in small cities, where God loving people control, and not jn large cities where "money-mud trusts" control, mnking the people slaves for them to be masters for a few years on this plane of life, to have regrets throughout eternity. It will then be too late, when the last 'trumpet sounds, for us to appear be- MMMNtiiiiiiM Harrisburg and the State (From rcnn's Column in Philadelphia Bulletin). THE improvement of the area at Harrisburg in which the ex tension of Capitol Park is go ing on is altogether likely to rosuK in an attractive landscape. The whole project is not only to the benefit of Harrisburg in ridding it of an unsightly region, but it is to the interest of the people of the Com monwealth in enabling their seat of government to be surrounded by worthy and appropriate adornment. There .are by no means so many Pennsylvanians who visit Harris burg as there should be in view of the delightful scenery which is near it along the Susquehanna, of its points of historic interest and of its relation to the Commonwealth. But when Capitol Park shall have been completed according to the present plans, it may be expected to produce no small effect in turning a more favorable attention to the capital on the part of visitors or tourists from other parts of the State. The Capi tol itself as a building will be set off to much more advantage, and when the circumstances as to the extrava gance and the jobbery in which it was brought forth shall have be come forgotten by most people, it will be viewed with more respect and admiration than it now is by those who still resent the wrongs which were practiced in its furnish ing and equipment, and look upon it as if the odor of the jobbery had not yet entirely left its walls and portals. "Before the present Capitol was built there was a good deal of senti ment that the seat of the State gov ernment ought to be restored to Philadelphia, where it was in the early days. But the extension of Capitol Park strengthens still more the fixity of Harrisburg as the capi tal. It used to be that every once in a while there would be a flutter over a movement" for transferring it to Philadelphia. For example, when the Memorial Hall of the Centennial .Exposition was erected, there were some Philadelphians who were con cerned in planning a way by which it might eventually become the capi tal of the State. When the old brick Capitol on "the Hill" at Harrisburg was destroyed by lire, more than y ears a £°- a strong attempt was made to accomplish a like pur pose. To-day. however, when one may go between Philadelphia and Harrisburg i n a little more than two hours or be whisked across the en tire length of the State in a little more than eight hours from the Delaware to the Ohio line, the for mer geographical arguments as to the location of the capital in either a central or an inland town have lost most of their point. But whether they have or not, there is to-day no more likelihood in sight that the State capital will be removed from Harrisburg than there is that the I-ederal capital will be removed from the District of Columbia. • * * 'Gradually in the past few years there has come to bo a complete dis appearance of the shabby houses and shops which occupied the area between the Capitol and the Penn sylvania Railroad, and in which a good deal of a low order of drunken and vicious life used to he rooted. I think that about two million doll lars have been spent by the State our reward. "The great scales must balance." Wishing success to navigation of the Susquehanna river inland water way to be started this year of great events in making America free for Americans. Yours sincerely, S. H. SIMON. 2001 Nostrand avenue, Brooklyn. N. Y. Sproul on Class Revolution [From the Scranton Republican] At a meeting held in North Adams, Mass., this week, in the In terest of Governor Coolidge, who Is a candidate for re-election, Gover nor Sproul, of Pennsylvania, deliv ered a strong, patriotic address in which he scored the ultra-radicals who are plotting and working for a class revolution. Governor Sproul declared in favor of orderly constitutional' gov ernment, on the broad basis of Jus tice, peace and common sense. He said that he had stood by the Democratic President of the United States in winning the war against autocracy overseas, and he would stand with him in oppbstng the do mestic danger that menaoes Ameri can freedom at home. o for the acquisition of this property. Its surface now looks like the newly cleared parts of our Parkway. It has reached that stage of demolition and opening when the next thing in order is the beginning of the process of embellishment. In effect the ground is an extension of Capitol Park, comprising not far from thirty acres, or five to sixfold the area of our Logan Square, and it offers an opportunity t® create a fine example of the conversion of an eyesore into a thing of noble public beauty. "It is a question whether in the planning of this general improve ment, "the Hill"—that is to say, the old Capitol groundS'of about sixteen acres—should be used as a site for additional and minor edifices for the accommodation of the State gov ernment. My inclination is to say that this question should be decided in the negative. The only other structure on "the Hill" in addition to the Capitol isi the State Library. It is in such proximity to the Capitol that the visual effect of a part of the Capitol is somewhat disturbed and impaired. It is difficult to see how this undesirable condition would not become far more disorderly than it now is if new buildings were to be placed on other parts of the area. The edifice which is the product of Joseph M. Huston's genius—for that term not improperly describes the fertile quality of Huston's mind as an architect, whatever is to be said at this late day of the turpitude into which he fell and the wrong which he has since expiated and which should no longer be allowed to Cloud the best possibilities of his career— is surely, on the whole, a majestic and impressive example of architec tural skill. It is essentially, how ever, a type of that architecture which needs to stand alone, to be surrounded with abundant space, and to be seen through such vistas as now enable most of it to look to advantage from the rise and the slope of its gentle elevation. "The Hill" itself ought to retain the simple, quiet aspect which trees and grass impart to it —although this effect, of course, is chiefly a summer pleasure—and which is peculiarly becoming, when not overdone, to that normal condition of tranquility and dignity in which a seat of gov ernment and legislation should ex ist. But as regards the new exten sion ground it would be well if, in the landscaping and beautifioation of it, there could be devised the plan of a graceful structure in which those portions of the State govern ment not now provided for in the main Capitol would be brought to gether, and which would blend har moniously with an environment of picturesque adornment. • • "It la contemplated that on the west side of "the Hill" there shall be carried into effect at an early day a plan of a gateway approach and terrace. This will be central at the point where the statue of General Hartranft now is; it will there face Third street, and the direct view of the Capitol from the Susquehanna will thus be unusually effective. Hartranft is the only Governor, in fact the only citizen o f Pennsyl vania, who is represented by a statue on these grounds, although Coolidge for his firm course in be half of orderly government during the Boston police strike, and said the future of the country depended on "upholding the sovereignty of the State." The Governor praised the patrio tism of American labor for its great services during the World War, but intimated that a crisis even more serious was now looming on the horizon. He agserted that "ninety five per cent, of our people are all right," but that the country must be alert in resisting the encroach ments of radicalism which he con sidered "as threatening as the menace across the seas a year ago." In the emergency growing out of the threatened bituminous strike Governor Sproul stated he had tele graphed to the President the assur ance of his support and that he is also standing by the two Pennsyl vania members of his cabinet, Wil liam B. Wilson, mine worker and labor leader, and A. Mitchell Pal mer, Attorney General, in their ef forts to reach a solution of the prob lem. The position of Pennsylvania's patriotic executive has been clearly defined. He stands for law, order and justice as the Keystone State stood. NOVEMBER l, 1919 the State government has been situ ated there for more than a century. In carrying out the contemplated improvement it is Intended,, how ever, that the Hartranft statue shall be removed to one side of the ter race and that another hero or states man shall be commemorated by a statue on the other side. As to per sonal memorials, it may be said also that there was a design some years ago of planting a native oak tree in honor of each Governor of Pennsyl vania since the early times so that a great circle of these arboriferous monuments will extend around "the Hill" each of them about one hun dred feet apart from the other; but as only seven of the Colonial Gov ernors have been chosen thus far. It will be a long time before the oaks for Stone, and Pennypacker, and Stuart, and Tener, and Brumbaugh will make their appearance In the stateliness of their growth. As to the new of extended park, there is a project which will probably be real ized before any other important fea ture in its development, and this will be a bridge which will carry State street as its central avenue over the Pennsylvania Railroad. The bridge will be constructed as a memorial to the soldiers and sailors of the late war, and in addition to its orna mental and sentimental character, it will probably tit well into the plans by which the railroad is to bo prevented from marring the boun daries of the extension. "It used to be said that Harris burp was simply the State govern ment, plus the Pennsylvania Rail road, or, as some put it, the Penn sylvania Railroad jilus the State government. But for some time past the capital has boon expanding into a city of population and proportions. What has already been done in the frontage along the Susquehanna is a notable step in that direction in showing how some of the most glorious of Nature's river scenery may be. made a daily source of urban enjoyment. The Capitol and Capitol Park seem now destined to become co-Jointly one of the most notable show-pieces in the United States to lovers of architecture and those "sights" which sometimes serve to indicate the character of a Commonwealth. It is occasionally said that such things are the lux uries of government and that they are unrepublican. But this is not true; they may be happily made to promote public spirit and pride, and I have no doubt that where Jeffer son, With all his republican sim plicity, planned the Capitol of Vir ginia, more than a hundred and thirty years ago—it still stands in Richmond—it was regarded with disfavor as a sign of undue splen dor in the eyes of severe votaries of simplicity in those days. Neverthe less the spirit of simplicity in a tem ple of government may join itself with dignity and beauty; and that we may expect in a wise outcome of this ambition to make the Capitol of Pennsylvania and the setting in which it is placed, worthy of the Commonwealth ana of republican government in its best estate. "The practical hand of the "new Governor is altogether likely to be the foremost in helping to work out that conception in the coming years." The Sinfulness of Man Wc arc sifting out the sinfulness that marred our olden creeds. From the vineyards where we labor wo are thinning out the weeds. We are building for the future to a nobler, better plan; For the world has caught the vision of the sinfulness of man. We have put the past behind us, as the sturdy pioneers Saw within the tangled forest all the glory of the years; So we face our trials calmly, for be beyond them we can see The greater goals of freedom and the world that is to be. These are days of self-denial; these are times for sacrifice J It is freedom we are gaining and each one must pay the price. We are drawing close together with a common end In view; For the greater Joys we dream c*f we've a common task to do. We are sifting out the sinfulness that marred us In the past. For the light of truth Is shining through the clouds of doubt at last; We are building for the future to a larger, better plan, For all eyes have caught the vision of the sinfulness of man. —Charles Davis. Sing Sing, .•*. StfMtiitg (Elfat throi.Ti? ?r Ver^^ C coal car tha t P a^es 000 To g carrlos from 40,- 000 to 60,000 pounds of coal, or even ' wouldh tt n mo^ e ' how many oars U>nTM?n r re( e( i Utred to haul 900,000 tfnn Vh T 8 nn interesting ques coul nrod when the bituminous tremhHra? If" the Nation is trembling and when you have the answer you will be able to com pre that ,r t', nB ° f the production that takes place not in Cambria or"some 1 " West Virginia or Ohio* or some other state, but right in our own county of Dauphin To hL eXa n „ mines of the Susque loc"jte,i n° t i or 'i! S Com Pany. which are rTT.T a an<l Williamstown, produced 899,383 net tons in 1918. u7 J 1 ot this enormous quantity which was turned out in the sence of many of the fine young workmen in the army or navy, goes the limTeH county. Except for the limited quantity burned, in the from°T the , rest ° f 't Soes away from I ennsylvania. This mining operation, whoso production last Kf r . Was the av erage, will prob ably be speeded up considerablv in the next few weeks if the soft coal ?imTt?° eS ° n " , U wiU mcan busier times than ever in the Lykens valley. Ivy kens coal has been mined for well nigh a century and it Is said that there are large masses of coal in the earth, although the cost of i-nnf ™n? v f m and K e ing out the fuel will be large. The,conference to be held here in !H?, ?. 1 f Novemb er 17 to discuss educational matters will be one of the most notable of the kind -ever th -it P E ? tate , in the eighty years that Pennsylvania has had a com mon school system. To use the words of a State official, "It will be to find wtilth a ' ls the schoot system, whether some people know what they are talking about or whether there is anything to talk about." Hankers, farmers, railroad presi dents, manufacturers, teachers and doctors will sit down together and talk over what's needed in English, anthmetic, history and the like. . ,s at^ cr funny stories are M al)out the coming of the P®fiod to Harrisburg and 'l'lfu'a" that t0 cer tain pilgrims Third, Market and other streets re semble sections of the great Ameri can desert and that objects along the mdewalks seem like cactus. One man went into a thirst emporium, as newspaper men in Harrisburg used to call them thirty years ago when they wanted to be complimen tary, and demanded some of the new a H I took one drinl < und de manded ginger ale. From what tho men behind the bars say, the drink era have not gotten down to any standard tipple yet. Many take gin ger ale, but the way some experi ment with the various fruit and other concoctions is funny. They trv several of them one after the other just like some used to drink beer and the sweet drinks and the several fruit juices soon produce distress which makes the drinker madder than ever at the coming of prohibi tion. • * ♦ Attorney General William I. Schaf fer, while a dignified Attorney Gen e^ a A_ IS neverth eless very much one of the plain people as becomes a descendant of a long line of sturdy Pennsylvanians. So when be got a letter the other day addressed to the Attorney General and saluting him as "Your Highness" he proceeded to dictate a statement to the effect that the salutation that ordinarily obtains among gentlemen was quite enough for him and for other officials of the government of Penn's Common wealth. • * * Prom all accounts, there were fewer gates on sprees, less migrat ing of steps and wandering of vari ous objects, last night than usual on Hallowe'en. The old-time mer riment of taking away the front "stoop" that used to be so popular when Harrisburg was mainly below Reily street lost its popularity with the increase of the police force. As one half-grown boy put it last night: "Pop's stories about the way tbey used to hang gates on trees on Front street and put wagons on top of sheds on the Hill sound all right, but when we try anything we get chased." What will be the final steps in the passing of State street as a highway are now being taken by State work men who are ripping up the old side walks. People who use the old street between Fourth and Filbert, and Wiey are more numerous than the average man believes, now have to take to the highway. The old pave ments could tell many a story of lively times in Harrisburg in the last sixty years. Present indications are that the days of that section of State street as a highway are numbered and the end of the year may see its use for trolley cars stopped and other traffic greatly restricted. Men who have been in Perry county hunting the last few days say there are numerous deer in the Juniata valley counties. Several have been seen near New Bloom field and not far from Milierstown. Deer have also been seen along the Wiconisco beyond Oakdale in thla county. WELL KNOWN PEOPLE 1 —"George E. Mapes, veteran Phila delphia newspaper man, has Just celebrated his eightieth birthday. —H. J. Meyers, well known here, presided at the Rotary Club dinner at Bethlehem which assembled many prominent men of that section. —Chief of Police George I/itman. of Uniontown, says there are fewer fires since liquor was cut out. —John 8. Ritenour, former H&r risburg correspondent, now actively connected with the Pittsburgh HH- t mane Society, was hero this week. —Dr. P. P. Claxton, United States Commissioner of Education, spoke in Johnstown on the importance of that city's School loan. —Pius M. Glessner, new bead Of the State farms at Hamburg, la a State College graduate and eon ducted the Somerset county poo* farm for several years. —Bishop Courtland white heed, of Pittsburgh, has Just celebrated Ills 77th birthday. The Rev. Dr. J. J. Cuiran. wide ly known priest, is president of the Wilkes-Barre Golf Club. — E. H. Ripple, director ot safety v in Scranton, says there were IS7 fewer arrests In Scranton In Septem ber than In the same month last year. ——l j DO YOU KNOW I That Ifarrlsburg shells have been used In navy practice this yew? HISTORIC HARRISBURG —The first elections in Harris Ferry were held at John Harris* house when Lancaster county offl oials were voted for.