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KURRISBURG TELEGRAPH
PJ| YGW.QPJ PFJ? F OR THE HOME
Published eveningu except Sunday by
H|K TELEGRAPH PRINTING CO.
k"ele*rk BalMlag, Federal bqaare
E. J. STACK POLE
President anil Editor-in-Chief
)YSTER, Business Manager
tTOS. M. STEINMKTZ. Managing I'ditar
tA, R. MICHENER, Circulation Manager
Exri'ttbe Board.
aCr.' McCULLOUG H.
{ ! F..R. OYSTER.
GCS. 11. STEINMKTZ.
tern Iters 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.
■ll rights of republication of special
herein are also reserved.
* 4 *J nber American
r -i Chicago, Ilk '
■ntered at the Post Office in Harris
burg. Pa., aa second class matter.
L By carrier, ten cents a
RSB9W week: by mail. L.OV a
" year in advance.
U
ftirrKsa>AT. deoember ir. ibis
|k bright New Year and a sunny
track
' Along an upward way,
fejtd a song of praise on looking
back.
When the year has passed away;
Rnd golden sheaves, nor small, nor
few!
This to my Near Year's wish for i
you! -—Anon, j
RIGHT. MR. UNDERWOOD
SENATOR UNDERWOOD speaks
J wisdom when he says it will notj
do to turn the railroads back to
their owners January 1 without the
adoption of legislation of a protec
tive character. It would be little
less than criminal and a serious blow
at prosperity of the whole country
for President Wilson to do what he
has threatened to do. Evidently. Mr.
Underwood has got some inkling of |
a change of attitude on Mr. Wilson's
part with respect to the railroad
problem, else he would not place
himself in the position of being at
bdds with the White House
when he assumed the defense
f the transportation systems against
the irreparable damage of being
dumped back Into the hands of their
owners like so many scrambled eggs.
The railroads cannot fairly he
tadtlled with the burdens the govern
ment has placed upon tliem without
the means of raising money to meet
the increased expenditures. Neither
ean the government go along foot
ing tremendous deficits. In either
ease the answer lies in higher t
freight rates, but it Is fair to as
sume. that the railroads under pri
vate ownership will need less than if
they are continued under govern
ment control, so that the sooner Con
gress can agree upon a reasonable
railroad biil the better. Settlement
of the country's grave transportation '
problems, with their multitudinous
ramifications, is even more import
ant to the prosperity and content- i
merit of the people than tlna.l action
gn the Peace Treaty.
A FOREHANDED BOARD
THE Board of Tublic Ground.-:
and Buildings is a far-seeing
body. Every move in the de
velopment of the Capitol Extension
plan has been marked by good
business Judgment and mature
thought, but nothing the Board has
flons Is more forehanded than its <
fiociaion to have plans prepared for
two office buildings in Capitol Park.
Cn though the appropriation at ;
id caJla for only one.
It tjjll be good business to keep :
Do Capitol work moving once it is '
fren QTidcr WBT, (wo
badlr needed and by the time
|9be first is completed money will be
|ft hand for the second.
Governor Sproul has never for a
potnent lost sight of his plan to con
' psßtrwte all branches of the State!
Dpwrnment in State-owned build-1
haqpi fcn the Capitol sone, and he and j
Mb associates on the Board are ao- ;
(ganpUshlng wonders along this line. ,
JDO-ORDIXATINCr CIEVRITV
|pHE Chamber of Commerce com- ■
fl mlttee which lias under con- '
stderation a federttion of the
ftciaJ agencies of llarrlsburg is
paking a thorough study of the
■oblem with a view to ro-onlinal-!
Ac the charitable work of the city,
billad e phia is also engaged in a
fcmilar movement, but the forma-
Mn Of the federation there lias been
postponed until such time us defln-
Le statistical data is available upon
khieh 10 build a permanent struc-
Of co-operative effort.
A Philadelphia newspaper says
parlous estimates as to tlie amount
Depended annually by the agencies
Doing .social service work have been
fnad-. as have also approximations
: tf Üb# expenditures of hosnitaU,
THURSDAY EVENING,
| homos and institutions. hut these
j estimates have lacked a sound basis
[in that they have not been founded
upon ascertainable facts.
It is the thought here that some
sort of federation of a practical
character would prevent much over
| lapping in administration anil save
i considerable overhead expense. Ex
i Mayor Howgnan is chairman of the
[ committee and the others interest
'ed in the proposition are giving it
i thorough study.
STARTED RIGHT
{-|-a I'IIJJING a new hotel in any
| |-£ city is a large undertaking
and it is very essential that
the project bo started right." This
i extract from a booklet of an im
portant hotel construction company
;is of special and timely interest ow
ing to the close of the lirst year of
the Penn-Harris in this city. Har
' risburg's latest and most important
j hotel was "started right." Before
ground was broken the lessee was
obtained and the advice .of the
; United Motels Company was followed
: and its wishes referred to in the
erection of the building. We quote
; further from this same expert con
: cent:
"A city determined to have a
new hotel should incorporate a
hotel iompany and elect men a*
officers of this company who are
1 familiar with business procedure
and who have the initiative go
ahead and get things done. This
j company should then arrange for
! a lessee for their new hotel if
j they want to lease it. and should
! arrange toi th- architects and
I engineers who will supervise the
! design and construction."
This is precisely the course that
was followed in tile organization of
ithe Itarrisburg Hotel Company and
j the building of the Penn-Harris.
( Every precaution was taken to as
sure a modern and adequate lrotel
land the results of the tiist year cult
: tirru the judgment and justify the
j plans of the owners.
Of course, no one could have an
j ticipated the need for enlargement
would come so soon, but the public
■ spirited people of llarrisburg will
look with confidence to those in
[charge of tiiis important community
! enterprise lor such further extension
as ma> be found necessary.
GOOD MEN, ALL
THE State Police force tosos
two excellent and capable men *
in the resignations of Captain
George K. f.umb, for years assistant
superintendent and during Major,
Groome's absence acting head of the ;
department and Captain la>on j
Pitcher. Captain I.untb's right liftml j
man. Muring their residence iierej
the people of llarrisburg lta**e learn
ed to admire and respect them, in j
Captain Pitcher Wilkes-Barre will l
get an able and. energetic chief of
police, while in Captain Lumb the
Mauphin county bar will claim the
. lul time of a lawyer who already hasj
i made a very favorable impression in
' the limited practice his other activi
ties permitted. In the changes that
are pa>t of every-day life at he.
Capitol. Hurrisburg leses all too
many men who have left their iin-i
press upon the community, but it is
pleasing to note that some, likcj
Captain Lumb, think so well of the
city that they decide to remain here
peimanently when their terms of
public service are at an end.
Major Groome. organizer of the
State Police, is a well-known figure.
Tie brings to the resumption of li s
work the peculiar qualities that fitted
him for the office so well in the first
place, and a wealth of experience. I
gained in the Army, beside The
I State Police force w ill continue, as it
lias been ever since its organization,
in excellent hands.
AT THE OLD STAND J
WEt.I,. well, well: Here we all j
are. safe and sound, imping j
business at the same stand, '
with the little old earth zipping i
along at its accustomed speed, all |
| careless of the predictions'of gloomy !
mortals who, if they had their way, j
would have smashed it to bits yes- ■
terday in collision with another
planet. We know of fc no more pre
carious business # tl'ian 1 that of a!
prophet, who very often is without
honor not only in his own country,
where his friends know him for a
four-ttuslier. hut tlsetvhere as well.!
when he has taken a long shot and
missed. We have tried tlie prophet
game ourselves, on occasion, and
found it unprofitable, if we may run |
the risk of I eing thought guilty of
attempting a pun. Take, for ex
ample. the time we forecasted the
election of Mr. Hughes. My, hut
that was a sail affair. The only con- 1
solution we had was that we were
not alone: oh. my no.
So we guess we know how the
Michigan astronomer feels to-day.
But at that he bad all the best of
the argument, because even if his !
prediction bad come true he !
wouldn't have had opportunity of !
crowing over his triumph or of nod- ;
ding knowingly to his friends and
saying. "I told you so," which is
about all the fun a prophet gets out
of his business anyway.
The old world has the habit of
disappointing those who set a date
for its dissolution. Not since Noah
has any nrophet gotten awa> with
uriythlng of the sort. Maybe some
da> the Whole universe may go to
eternal smash. But I hut's nothing
to worry ul'out. It is a pretty well
established fact that all of its will
die some day, but we do not worry
about that nor try to find out the
date that will mark the esd of
this world individually for us.
Prophets would accomplish more if
they preached right living and all
of us would be better if we gave
more thought to our own lives than
to speculation on the end of theui,
or to tlie vaporlngs of sensation
seeking scientists of the Dr. Cook
type. We wonder who will he the
next charlatan to set the world on
; edge.
fUttico U
Tt-KxttfUajua.
By tlw Ex-Committeeman
Announcement of the candidacy of
Gerard, former Ambassa
dor to Germany, as a candidate for
the Meniocratic nomination for
President is expected to bring out
the plans of the Democrats in Penn
sylvania. The Palmer adherents
make no hesitation in their advocacy
of the Attorney General and are al
ready setting up their men for Na
tional delegate with as much care as
Ihey are selecting State committee
men. They are not going to run any
chances such as they did in ltflS.
when the gubernatorial nomination
was bagged by Judge Eugene C.
Monni well.
The general belief is that Palmer
will get most of the Pennsylvania
Domoe ratio delegates and that what
opposition there is to him will be in
the two big counties, with possibly
one or two in other sections. Some
significance is attached to an edi
torial in the Philadelphia Record
boosting William . MrAdoo as
Democratic presidential timber.
Tile Philadelphia Evening Ledger
says that Mr. Gerard is a nice man.
but tiiai he is a candidate for the
Suicide Club of liljo.
Col William Jennings Bryan is
Mill taking abiding interest in Penn
> l\ania politics. Some eleven years
ago the colonel was very much to
the front in this State and' came here
to address the Democratic State com
mittee in his effort to throw out t'o'.
J M. Ctuffcv. Since that time the
colonel has been visiting around and
lecturing, Put he h.Ts found time to
w rito and say things about Pennsyl
vania.
—ln a recent letter the colonel
said that of all the possible Repub
lican candidates the man lie thought
most available was Governor William
<'. Sproul. The colonel raid that he
had ttie ability and the qualities and
recalled that he litid suggested the
Governor as a good candidate
months ago.
Mayor-elect J. Hampton Moore's
selection of James T. Cortelyou as di
rector of public safety appears to be
meeting general commendation in
Philadelphia newspapers. Mr. Cor
telyou is one of the men much men
tioned for superintendent of the r -
organized Stale Police. The inquirer
says that he will be a "real director"
and the Press and Public Ledger also
commend him. The Evening Bulle
tin says: "It is evident that the
prospective mayor means to lie en
tire master of the Department of
Public Safety* on all essential ques
tions. and lie believes that in c'or
tel you he will find the sort of loyalty
which lie wants in working out the
policies to which he lias committed
himself as a supporter of the new
city charter in its relations to the
police."
—Mr. Cortelyou is quoted as say
ing that the police department will
hereafter be "governed from within
and not from without" and that po
lice w ill not be allowed to play
politics or be played with. Major
Samuel O. Wynne will tie bead of
detectives and William D. Mills will
be made superintendent.
—The whole State will watch the
way Cortelyou works out the prob
lem. He is well known all over
Pennsylvania and will have many
sincere good wishers.
"The Republican Alliance is
solidly back of Mayor-elect Moore.
There lias never been any danger of
a break.* Thus Thomas W. Cun
ningham. president of tile Repub
lican Alliance, routed tumors that
certain anli-Vare Republicans had
threatened to leave the MoOre camp
recently. Cunningham .said that the
eleven Independent cotincilmen
"have pledged themselves to stand
back of the mayor-elect."
—The Evening Bulletin says: "A
determined effort to land Joseph
Smith?"brother and secretary of the
outgoing mayor, as real estate dep
uty tinder Sheriff-elect ikobert E.
Lambert on was disvov'ejjd^o-duy by
Mr. laimbertou's friends. The sheriff
elect assured fhem jthat Mr. Smith
will not be a iea! estate deputy or
anything else in the sheriff's office
during his administration."
—Changes in the executive oftbes
of tlie State Police whereby Col.
John c. (Jrooine. of Philadelphia, re
siinu-s the superintendence from
which he received a leave of absence
when commissioned in the United
States Army, and George P.
the acting superintendent, retires,
were not much of a surprise at the
.Capitol. For some time it nns been
known that the colonel and his for
mer deputy wero at odds and when
t'ol. tlroome returned to this coun
try steps were taken b) him to re
sume his status as superintendent,
as he has two years of his term to
serve. Captain l.umli sent Irs resig
nation to tlie Governor several days
ago, and following Col. Orocime's
visit to thejClovernor yesterday after
noon. it was announced that lie
would return and that the Governor
had accepted Captain i.umh's resig
nation as acting superintendent ami
deputy at the captain's own solici
tation, as lie will engage in the prac
tice of law in this city. Just how
long Col. Grooms will remain head
of the department is not known.
Captain T.umb retires December 31.
with leave now.
—Captain Leon F. Pitcher. dep
uty superintendent, will retire Jan
uary l to become chief of police of
Wilkes-Barre. a position •entered to
him some time ago. iSoth Captains
Lumb and Pitcher came to the State
force out of the Army and both have
tine records. The Governor declined
to make any statement in the matter.
—All of the members of the State
delegation in Congress are expected
to attend the dinner which Governor
Sproul will give in honor of the dele,-
gation early in January. It trill be
the fust of the kind given by a Gov
ernor and is a return of the compli
ment paid the Governor at Wash
ington
--The new city of Sharon, wliieh
emerges ftsiim boroughliood on Jan
uary 1. is talohg its nw duties seri
ously. Meetings are being held for
di.%t-nssion of municipal organization
and probieips afid some of tin- State
departments have been asked for in
formation and advice. Tills is the
first extensive utilization of what
the J>epart fneht of Internal Affairs
has provided to aid lilies and bor
oughs.
—Col. George \ox McCain has tills
to say about a Berks countian, who ;
is well known 10. many llarrishurg |
people: "There Is one thing about ;
Charles 15. Spalz that his political '
friends admire: his persistency. Mr. [
Spatz -they pronounce it 'Spots' up I
in Berks county—is a Philadelphia!) '
who at an early age emigrated to
Boyertown, where they make more !
hurfal caskets than any place else In [
the country. He is pre-eminent iu j
that domain of democracy as a
fighting Democrat. Besides lie's a i
newspaper publisher of thlrtyajlve i
years' experience. Likewise, he is the
'father,of the famous American ace.
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH
IT HAPPENS IN THE BEST REGULATED FAMILIES By BRIGGS
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( HMICKERS "Too .SWEET ) 4 GoT For STELLA ? TEpDY 86AR • /
\ FoR anything ?- y \ Sn'T" it Too Core, KiMicKSRS AND A /
( TmeYRE FOR 7 < — VEST ALL Rou-tP /
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Major Sputz, who nearly won the'
great trans-continental aerial race a
few months ago. Charles Sputz's per
sistency is,particularly noticeable in
iiis militant democracy and an un
wearying disposition to land a seat
in the halls of Congress as one of
j the little handful of Democrats from
Pennsylvania in that body, lie tried
lit two years ago, and he has just
announced that he will make another,
' attempt the coming spring. As Berks
'is hopejacsly Democratic, why not
'Charhs It. Spats?"
t After Forty-eight Years
I From the New York Times. |
1 In the National Assembly at Bor
deaux. Feb. 17. 1871, the Alsatian
'deputies made the famous declara
tion wherein they proclaimed "for
ever invincible the rights of Alsa
tians and Lot tamers to remain
members of the French nation." and
'swore for themselves, their consti
[ tuents. their descendants, "to claim'
| that right eternally and by all means
1 against any and all usurpers."
Ou March 1, 1871. the deputies'
| from Alsace and Lorraine, soon to be
! made; Germans against their will,
made as Frenchmen the famous pro
test of Bordeaux, against declaring
! "null and void a compact" which
disposed of them without, their eon
sent.
on February 18. 1 874. in the Ger- ;
titan Reichstag. Deputy Eduard 1
: Teutsch declared, amid howls of 1
education, that "citizens possessed
!of souls and intelligence are not
merchandise to l>e bartered: and it is
not permissible to make them the
1 object of n contract."
On Dec. 8, 1919, a declaration was
i read in the French chamber in be- f
{.half of the 2 4 deputies from restored
I' Alsace and Lorraine, "the legiti- !
| mate heirs of the Boideuux protest-'
ers." Thus, after nearly 50 years, aj
great historic injustice has been
righted: and one's belief in the j
moral government of ttie world is ;
renewed and strengthened.
Few Old Signs Are Left
[From the New York Sun.]
Many of the familiar trade signs
used to advertise imsiness enter
prises have been discarded entirely
in the onward sweep of advertising
progress or displaced t>> more or
less artistic displays of paint and
electric lights. one of the most
common of the old timers that has
vanished was the wooden Indian,
which kept its >uj>-nt. stolid vigil
beside the door tvr'tlie tobacconist.
The significant boot that once was
suspended over the shop of the re
pairer of boots and shoes is also
only a memory. So are the anvil
hanging above the entrance to the
blacksmith slioj> and the horse's
heads over liverymen's doorways.
The origin of tlfe cigar store In
dian dates back to Sir Walter llal
eigh and his English settlers in our
sunny South. These fortune seek
ers. visiting the unknown New
World in the Seventeenth Century,
and for the first time in the history
of the white race learning the use
of the tobacco weed from the North
American Indian, symbolized this
industry by the led man's imposing
figure.
.1 (rood Method
[From the Houston Post.]
One day a visitor at a charity ba
zar noticed a man going right
along the line of booths, buying
nothing and yet leaving smiling
faces behind him. Furious to learn
how he did it. the visitor strolled
up just as the nian. after looking
over some things at the last booth,
Was about to pass on.
"Why don't you buy something at
my table?" the girl in the booth de
; niaiuled.
j "Because." the man said confi
[dcntly, "I buy only from the plain
girls: they have a harder time tnak
' ing sales."
Marks and Ruble* For Sale
[From the Outlook)
A bulletin board ill front of a
inoney-btoker's shop on the Fust
KUlr in New York t'lty rruiln, in sev
eral languages: "liny and Keep!
• n.OOO tiermon marks. $4 00. 10.000
Ilussiun rubles. $500." The investor
will thus have, if the tnark ever
goes to par attain, $2,500 for his
$400; and if the ruble recovers ita
pie-war value, $5,000 for SSOO.
Tram Work Seeded
[From the Baltimore News.]
The Nation has had proof enough
to convince anybody that without n
spirit of compromise, without a dis
position to Rite and take between the
chief magistrate and the Senate, lit
tle can be accomplished. It would
prefer now to see what hope of pro
gress there is in team work.
MANY NEW CARS AT
LONDON'S MOTOR SHOW
Pit- Little Engine <>f About IIJ llrsepower, tu Sixttfii <>l' Twenty-two
MOIIPK Shows the Trcild'lil England
THE biggest motor show in i
Great Britain's history—the I
annual Olympia Show in Lon
don, which has been interrupted by
the great war —was held last month
The attendance passed the 280,000
mark. The attendance at the pre
vious show, in 1913. was 220,000.
Next year, to accommodate a pre- |
dieted increase and to circumvent >
London's limited hotel facilities, j
there will be two shows, one follow- j
ing the other. The exhibitors will 1
draw lots for both dates and, space, j
just as in ttie past they have drawn \
lots for space.
The London Times' summary says #
the output'of the British makers in
1920 will be one hundred and fifty
thousand ears, while the British
market will require three hundred ,
thousand ears. The excess, of course, {
will be supplied by foreign cars im- ;
ported by. British dealers, and j
among these will figure American, j
French and Italian cars which were
exhibited at ttie Olympia Show.
Small Engine in Favor.
There were twenty-two new Eng- ■
lisli cars on display, and the London
Times regards as significant of the
trend of development in England j
tlie fact that sixteen of ttie txyenty- !
two were in the 11.9-horsepower j
class. The Times says:
"There is no doubt that, providing
it be developed on common sense i
lines and too much is not extracted :
from the willing small engine of ,
high efficiency, this new 11.9-horse- |
power class of car which the new '
firms have been so largely instru
mental in developing will pfove to
tie most valuable. Essentially a car [
that is inexpensive in running costs, '
the 11.9 is quite capable of taking :
light 4-passenger body with full
complement of passengers at a
rousing spied and of climbing any
ordinary bill.
"The Calthorpe was the first
small car to show that, under proper
conditions of gearing and when due
attention was paid to economy of i
weight and wind resistance in body
American Footwear.
In spite of the prevailing high
price of shoes and of the steep
supertax, there is a steady de
mand among the well-to-do in Italy
for American footwear. The ab
normallv high rate of exchange is
(lie only obstacle that prevents a
very broad market, for it is admit
ted that in finish', wearing quality
and general desirability American
shoes are well In the lead. Ihe
shoes must be made to conform to
Italian taste, which, at the present
lime, runs to high heels and stubby
toe c Sboes with uigh heels, short
vamps and round tips, in tan or
black, made of the best calf and kid,
make up the stock wanted in Italy.
Shoes of this character have a ready
sale, at from $8 to sl3 a pair. Wo
men's shoes, which requite, more
leather and a finer finish, sell from
tt to $lB a pair. It would prove
pi ofltable if American manufactur
i.. would study the requirements
t >i the indoor -party shoe, so-called,
which is a tow shoq, of light Ivpe,
with a strap over the instep. This
shoe is worn by the women who con
stitute the great middle-class popula
tion. As turned out by the native
factories it is a rather flimsy affair,
retailing lor around $7 a pair.
So Sonrlltj
[From Kansas City Star]
"As I camy from the station Just
now," said a recently arrived guest,
"I noticed a crowd in front of the
Iti-Mit Place store and heard con
siderable yelling. Whut was the ex
citement?"
1 "A farmer and tin- storekeeper
were telling what they thought of
each otheiV infernal hoggishncss
In wanting Ave prices for tlie stuff
they had to sell," replied the land
lord of the Petunia tavern. "But
i there wasn't any particular excite
ment —it happens every day. The
1 crowd merely gathered in the hope
thai thev might accidentally say
j something new and interesting.
And I low Long Agb?
p-'rom Answers, Kondon.]
She (just kissed by him) —How
dare you I Father said he would
kilt the ilrst iron who kissel nit-:
He —How interesting: Did he
dr. it?
I work, a very little engine could be
I coaxed into doing, and in a most
economical manner, the work that
had hitherto been regarded as al
most inseparably associated with a
big one, and that even so very few
: concessions had to be made by the
user in respect of comfort, speed
and appearance.
To adapt the small high efficiency
; motor to full sized car work is a
difficult problem, only to be solved
; with great care. The American has
| never attempted to solve it, but in
! economy cars has always gone in for
i big motor dimensions. Evidently
I there is some essentially- European
characteristic about the small e'n
' gine. But whether or not it lias cer
' tainly been now given the chance to
show what it can do.
New Wrinkles in Cars.
Features of some of the new Eng
! lisli cars pointed out are:
The A. B. 01. and C. A. R. use air
' cooled engines.
i The Grahame-White a new
friction drive.
The Guy is the only 8-cylinder
' car in the entire British list.
The Douglas and C. A. R. have
new coil suspension springs.
The 1920 English car, for the first
: time, is complete with lamps, horn.
speedometer, clock, generator, sturt
| er, demountable rims, etc., all in
i eluded in the' purchase price. Hith
; erto they have been "extras."
Disc wheels are used by inuny
i manufacturers.
; All-rubber treads, following the
American example, predominate in
' tires.
Four speeds forward, instead of
three, are used in 41 number of lead-
I ing cars, although the tliree speed
1 gear box is holding its own.
The 10-liorsepower Crouch has a
2-cylinder V-shaped engine and its
' transmission is by roller chain from
gear box to rear axle.
; The Auto-Carrier is hailed as the
first English light 6-cyllnder car. It
develops about 12-horsepower.
The Italian 12-cylinder 48-horse
| power Lancia car attracted much
'interest at the London show.
! Wealthy French in a Combine
[From the Ixindon Telegraph.]
The craze for combination has
seized the wealthy people of France.
! A remarkable gathering held re
: cenlly included viscountesses and
: baronesses, and many people whose
i names are spelled with a "De," anil
they met for the specific purpose
•of devising means for fighting the
! high cost of living. Even the
I wealthy have had enough of high
prices, and they intend to take their
part in fighting the food profiteers
land speculators.
i This meeting of rich people decided
to form a co-operative society, which
will be run on ambitious lines. In
' stead of spending their capital to
, enrich the vulgar profiteers, who
; have established trusts in comtnodi
! ties, they will invest it in prodtic
tion societies which they will create
; themselves. Farms for cattle breed
; ing, dairies, and factories for mak
ing all sorts of things, are envis
aged, and. to prove that they have
i confidence in their own initiative,
1 j the wealthy people themselves in
i tend to manage the concerns created
: with their own money.
When Days Are Bright
When days are crisp and bright
And Hakes are downward hurled,
j Oh, to wake up in the light
' And lind a white, white world;
; Oh, to look out all around
on fence, and bush, and hill.
And see the snow piled on the
! ground
j And on the window sill:
It's hard to sit in school all day
And work and study hard.
"Twould tie such fun to go and play
At soldiers in the yard.
And build a fort Just like the one
The picture has with Hag unfurled.
The summer's good, but oh, the fun
To have a white, white world!
| —Annette Wynne' in "For Days and
Da vs." (Stokes.)
t
And Hear of It Later?
[From Answers, London.]
In Korea, it is etiquette for a
man to Ignore his wife If they chance
i to meet in the street. ,
December is, 1919
America Is Opportunity
[Prom tlie Kansas City Times.]
Trie case of a Connecticut girl
was reported the other day. She
i had just been made the president of
a million dollar concern whose em
ployment she had entered fifteen
years before at the fat salary of sl2
a week. Incidentally, the same
girl conducted a farm of her own
I near the place of her employment
| and from the two sources was said to
have accumulated a fortune of
; nearly a quarter million.
of course she could not have done
what, she did unless she had had
more than ordinary ability. Hut
also she wouldn't have proved that
she had unusual ability if she
hadn't worked hard and faithfully
and shown a disposition to use her
; head.
The boy or girl on a small salary
i who doesn't try for all there is in
j him may not he throwing away the
i chance to become head of a biff
\ business. At least he is throwing
j away the chance that every person
with health and any sort of training
1 has of making a comfortable and
I satisfactory place for himself in the
world.
It is still as true as it was when
j Emerson said it, that America is an
| other name for opportunity.
Our Memory Days
When we look back along the years
What days do we recall—
When winter skies shed chilling
tears
Or dismul days of fall?
i Does Memory hold fast the days
Of loneliness and pain:
Or those when we sought clearing
ways i
I Through Trouble's dim domain?
! No. Memory reflects the beams,
The rosy-colored lights
iOf summer noons, rare sunset
gleams,
| Of stars on winter nights:
Of rivers sparkling to the sea,
Of never-clouding skies;
' The glory that shines full and free
From friends' and lovers' eyes.
Then why should we, in vain alarm,
Distrust the years to be?
Why should we fear they hold more
harm
Than good for you and me?
Upon our days the sun will rise,
The stars at night will shine.
And heart-light from beloved eyes
Will glad your heart and mine.
HOWARD MAHKLE HOKE.
Harrisburg, Pa.
Schoolhouses For Homes
I From the Uondon Telegraph.l
At a meeting of the Marylehone
Guardians Councillor fj. E. Klntor
moved that the board's schools at
South;'ll he sold to the borough
council, with a view to converting
the building into a housing site for
the people who need homes and
are at present living in Marylehone.
Councillor Hawkins seconded, and
the matter was referred to a com
mittee.
Capt. F. W. Dean moved that the
workhouse in Marylehone road he
sold end utilized for the erection of
suitable dwellings for Marlehone
people. Captain Dean said there
was room there for three hundred
flats, which would vield an income
of some £IB,OOO (JflO.OOO) a year.
The matter was referred to a sub
committee.
Industrial Insurance
[From Sf. I.ouis Globe-Democrat. 1
An association of scientists has Just
stated that the unused water power
in the United States amounts to 100.-
000.000 horse-power and is wortli
f.>,000.000.000. Probably this is an
underestimate. The possibilities of
water power in this eountry, in con
nection with electricity, are simply
beyond reckoning. It could suonly,
for one thing, the needed force of in
dustrial and domestic energy with
out regard to coal, an exceedingly
pleasing idea at this time.
Olhniel, the First Judge
Ami when the children of Israel
cried unto the T.ord. the l.ord raised
up a deliverer to the children of
Israel, who delivered them, even
Othniel. the son of Kennz, Caleb's
younger byother. And the Spirit
of the I.ord came upon him. and he
judged Israel. And the land had
rest 40 years, and Othniel the son
of Kenaz died. —Judges iii, 9 to 11.
Bribing llie "Flu"
[From Punch, I-onJon.]
Oranges are a prophylacttc against
influenza, says a medical writer.
Upon seeing the germ In the road
you throw It an orange, thus taking
its mind ofT business, while yoi* slip
UP another street.
lEuntttfg (fljjat
~nrfO l, n e. Pf . th ? mou aetive in election
and registration matters in Harris-
IK r"!. u com nenclng to usk those
v . 1)0,1 tlc . and some times
when II whut tlu '- v arc going to do
I .1 women begin to vote. Tin
election system built up in Harris
j'fi'g was devised for men and the
work that has had to be done to
keep it in running order, to got the
men to register and then to vote is
laminar to everyone who reads the
newspapers and observes the gym-
Hons of men in polities just before
primary and general elections. Now.
us Tar as our Republican friends are
concerned, they say they have u
pretty fair percentage of the men
registered and voting. But what is
perplexing the members of election
and registration forces is how they
are going to handle twice as many
voters.
i hese are some of the proposi
tions that conversation with men
connected with election boards in
tour widely separated wards devel
oped:
I here will have to be more elec
tion precincts in Uarrisburg. There
are some districts where the boards
are bard put to handle the votes of
; the male electors now in an ex
peditious manner.
\\ omen will probably want repre
! sentation on the election boards and
i Oll,l ma 11 Pathetically expressed it,
■ "They may kick on a man's smokin'
! and chewin'."
A woman may object to giving her
age when registering. Age and vari
ous otiier things are cardinal points,
of the present registration law.
Most women, especially when first
registering or casting a ballot, will
probably want their husbands, fath
ers, Brothers or other relatives along
to guide them, ami how will that
lit in with the voters' assistance law.
Some w omen may not want to vote
the way their husbands or mule rel
i atives desire and when the lady voter
goes to the booth election boards will
| have to lie tactful in telling the
Jaforesuid relative that the ballot in
Pennsylvania is secret, ly law at
least.
One cynic declared that he
I thought a law would have to be en
[acted enlarging the number of bal
' lots a person can be permitted to
| spoil, but lie is probably to be classed
j with that archaic individual who
I says that a woman would be in the
dickens of a fix if she changed her
mind after voting anil came around
luter and asked for lier ballot back.
One far-seeing citizen declared
that the presence of women at an
election place would have a most ex
cellent effect, because men would not
"cuss" so much. He said that at
! many an election he found, especially
| in times when things were strenuous,
j language that would not souiyd well
at any time. "Now, if we had women
around we would not be so apt to
call names or to be profane," said
! lie. "As far as 1 am concerned,
j I'm glad ttie women are going to
vote because it will make the men
stand around. The prohibition
amendment did more to make elec
tions good than anything I know,
and with rum gone and the women
around we can look for elections to
be dignified and the men behaving
themselves." This opinion appeared
to be shared by some men from up
I town and out on the liill. "When
| the women folks come to vote we
1 got to treat them right and this
eussin' business has got to go," was
another observation
* • •
One acti\fe political worker
brought up the problem of how the
| vote was to be "got out." He opined
jtliat the women would look after
their end of it, especially when there
was a woman candidate, and that
women would insist upon places on
tlie ballot. "They'll get the sisters
out all right." said he, "but, say,
what'll it be like when we've rounded
up some fellows to have women at
the polls come up and try to get. 'em
to switch. You gotta be polite to a
woman and you won't be able to shoo
'em away. 1 tell you you gotta be
sure of your man when you take
him to the polls and tell him to stay
put." This man was very emphatic
on the point that tjiere would not be
much attempting to buy elections
when the women get voting.
"Wouldn't it be awful if some one
used money and the women told?"
he asked!
What appears to be interesting the.
practical chieftains is whether there
will have to he women watchers anil
whether they will want, to be paid.
It seems to be a settled proposition
that the women are going to cleave
to the old parties and that most of
them will follow family affiliations
for a time. This, the praetieal ones
reason, will make the work of being
certain that women vote rather easy
in Harrisburg for a time. But there
may be some women who might want
to be formally named as watchers
and every watcher means expense in
this community. One man who hns
had much experience in elections up
town where there is a large popula
tion say that women will not come
out to vote in any numbers unless
there is a woman on the ticket. "And
then look out," said he. "They'll
come out rain or shine."
The possibilities in regard to wo
men voting are endless and varied.
Some of the most widely versed men*
in polities admit that they are puz
zled when they sit down to think it
over They admit that women voting
will have a wholesome influence and
that they will make "some of the
hoys step around." Just when the
women will get the vote and whether
it. will be restricted to presidential
and congressional elections, and not
include State and local elections, is
much discussed. It all depends
upon developments in the states.
However, it may bo said that It wo
men do not attain the right to vote
at local elections, especially in re
gard to school board place* there
will he some disappointments and
likewise some unceasing efforts until
they do.
WELL KNOWN PEOPLE 1
George S. Oliver, the Pittsburgh
publisher, was among visitors to the
city yesterday.
—Ex-Justice E. J. Fox has re
signed the superintendency of a
Sunday school which he has held at
Easton for thirty-one years.
President Joseph Swain, of
Swarthmore College, t ill take an ex
tended vacation.
O. p. Richardson, new vice
president of Philadelphia Rapid
Transit, started in life as a motor
man.
r DO YOU KNOW
—That Harrisburg Is making
! stool for tank oars?
HISTORIC HARRISBURG
I —Numerous lots in Harrisburg
j were owned by Philudelphlans for
i years after John Harris laid out the
| town.

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