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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Established 1131 PUBLISHED BT TIDE TELBORAPH PRINTING CO. B. J. STACK POLE, Pres't and Treas'r. r. R. OYSTER. Secretary. <HTS M. STEINMETZ. Managing Editor. Published every evening (except Sun day), at the Telegraph Building. 218 Federal Square. Baatern Office. Fifth Avenue Building. New Tork City, Hasbrook. Story & Brooks. Waetern Office. 13S West Madison street, Chicago, 111., Allen & ard. Delivered by carriers at six cents a week. Mailed to subscribers at tl.oo a year In advance. Entered at the Post Office In Harris burg as second class matter. I [ / fK The Association of Am«r> ) 'i if ill _1 ican Advertisers has ex- ( 1 ui|/ a mined and certified to ? '1 tho circulation of this pub- c ' 1 Hcatien. The figures of circulation ( II contained in the Association's ro- C . I port only are guaranteed. ( Asseciatioa of American Advertisers j \ 2333 Whitehall BM|. N. Y. City j twesn dally average tor the month of January, 1914 if 22,342 if A vera a* toe tin year I»IS— 3I ' BTT A-rerave tor the year 1#«—31.1T5 Avarace tor the year I#H—l^ Bsl Average tor the year !•!• 1T.4 TELEPHONES i Bell Primto Branch Exchange No. 1040. Catted Business Office, 10S. Editorial Room 586. Job Dept. 10S. THVRSDAY EVENING, fc"EB. 5 1 THE PALMER GROCP NOT more than a year or two ago the air was constantly filled with the lamentations of a little j group of men now running the! Democratic party in this State over the apostate attitude of those opposed j to them in their own party and the awful depravity of the bosses who controlled the Republican party through secret conclaves and machine conventions. And now what a change has come over their dreams. With the echoes of their Insistent demands for State wide primaries and "the rule of the people" still ringing in the offing, A. Mitchell Palmer and his side part ners foregather at Washington and In solemn conference declare that the standard-bearer of the party in the campaign for United States Senator in Pennsylvania this year shall be none other than A. Mitchell himself; that Vance C. McCormick shall be the candidate of the Democratic bosses for the office of Governor, and that ceftain persons of their selection shall fill the other places on the ticket. Meanwhile Michael J. Ryan, who is an open and aggressive candidate for Governor, and other Democrats who have no love for the new bosses, arc girding themselves for the fray and the campaign promises one of those fine old Democratic shindies which give to the political game much of its interest and fascination. We shall expect, of course, much denunciation of those opposed to the Palmer propaganda in all parties, and with the prospect of Colonel Roose velt scaling the heights and descend ing into the valleys of this good old Commonwealth in an effort to detach the scalp of Senator Penrose, there is enough excitement ahead to please even those who have deplored the decadence of the old-time political controversy. City Commissioner Lynch is quoted as being in sympathy with Mayor Royal's position respecting civil service in the police department. It is no secret that he has been considering the introduc tion of an ordinance providing for civil service regulations for the police, and | us the merit system is almost certain ■ to be approved and adopted In the near future. It would seem to be a proper j measure to thresh out and put into ef fect as soon as possible. Miss Annie Peck wants a purse of •26,000 to climb the highest p<>nk in the Himalayas. Does the woman think i that mountain-climbing Is In the same class with prize-fighting? BAD PLAYS UNDER TIIE BAN SO serious has been the deca dence of the theater in New York city that what Is known as the Catholic theater movement j has been organized with the official endorsement of Cardinal Farley. Com petent persons will be employed to witness performances at theaters in the archdiocese of New York and their conclusions will be put Into bulletins and read from the Catholic pulpits. No play will be condemned, but it will be understood that all which are not mentioned in the bulletin are not suit able for Catholics to attend. It is believed that the restriction of the movement to the archdiocese of New York will prove sufficient for all other places because of the con viction that the work done in the me tropolis of the country", the most im portant city of the theater world, will accomplish the results desired throughout the United States. Catholic rectors will be asked to read the bulletins from their pulpits, or if that is not practical, to post copies in prominent places In church buildings. Such plays as the censors approve will be bulletined by name and author and those especially fa vored will be outlined in cast, story and scenery. Supplementary to the bulletin feature of the movement is the postal card campaign which Is now under way and which will bear the following pledge: "I promise to avoid improper plays and exhibitions and use my influence that others do likewise." It is the opinion of jthosc who are hack of the movement that a play that fails to secure the favor of the censors will have a hard time getting along. This movement and the general altU THURSDAY EVENING* tude of the press of New York city on; the (pdecent and filthy plays which have caused a general protest to go up throughout the country will event ually bring the theatrical managers and playwrights to their senses. At all events the importation of arms to Mexico will hasten the end of the quarrel by reducing the quarrelees. Wo agree with the Public Servipe .Commission. The wife of a railroad man Is quite as deserving of an annual pass as her husband. PLAYGROUND AT HARDBCRABBLE OMMISSIONER TAYLOR'S sug- Cgcstion that one whole block of the llardscnibble district be made into a great city play ground after the elimination of the River Front eyesore merits the heart | iest commendation. In no way could tlris section of the city be so well utilised for the benefit 'of tlie general j übiic and nowlicre is a playground more needed than at, this spot. Furthermore, it is ideally located, being in the very center of Harrisburg. In addition to Its excel lent location, the children who played upon the groujids would breathe the freshest of air sweeping in from the picturesque Susquehanna and would he surrounded by scenery and beauties of nature that would contribute as much to their moral and aesthetic up lift as their play would aid their physical growth and development. As a feature of the city's water front, a playground of the kind suggested would be in keeping with the many others now Hearing completion such as the dam and "Front Steps."' That the playground suggestion is the best solution thus far offered to the vexing Hardscrabble • problem there is no denying. It should be care fully considered by the city fathers. "There is much personality in present day styles." says a fashion magazine. And the worst of it is that most of it shows through. RI'NS OX BANKS THERE was a foolish run on a New York Savings Rank the other day. Hundreds of de positors rushed to get their money out of the institution because the bank had refused to cash a check which it believed had been forged, and thereby gave an ignorant foreigner the idea that it had no money at hand to meet demands. Every depositor was paid and the run was only stopped by the management piling up within easy sight of applicants a huge stock of gold and bills rushed in from an other institution to make a showing. Next morning a large majority of those who had withdrawn their de posits returned them. Rank runs are in the main foolish and unwarranted. There Is nothing more timid than capital. At the first cry of "wolf it is ready to flee, asking no questions, but dashing In the way it imagines safety lies, without paus ing to ask the single question that might dissipate its fears. A bank financially sound and with a big sur plus of earnings to safeguard its de posits, might be embarrassed very seriously by an extended run. It is not always easy to liquidate even the best of securities while a panic-stricken crowd awaits without demanding its money. These runs usually start through ignorance and grow as does the frenzy that follows the shout of "fire" in a crowded hall. The Pennsylvania de positor need have little fear of them. He may well lie awake at night If he has tucked away his savings in an old stocking in the chimney corner, or hidden his cash in a teapot or depos ited it in any one of the countless "household banks" that are so prone to betray the trust reposed in them, but he has very small cause to worry if he places it in the care of any one of the banks of his community, the standing of which he can easily ascer tain from any conservative business man of prominence. WHERE THE BLOW FALLS NEWSPAPER estimates place the total number of unemployed male and female working peo- ple in New Vork City at 331,- 000. We are told that this is a much larger number than is usual at this season, but thai business men hope for an early improvement of condi tions. The point we want to make, however, is that Democratic legisla tion is unquestionably back of this and that the blow has fallen hardest .iust where Republicans have insisted that it would fall—on the unskilled laborer, 140.000 of them are idle; on clothing workers, 24,000 of them are idle. These are the workers who first feel the effects of the low tariff now in effect. This newspaper has no brief from the City Council, but it believes that the prompt appointment of the gentlemen composing the old Park Board as the first members of the proposed City Planning Commission would be as graceful an act as can be Imagined. Of all the work devolving upon the new administration nothing is more Im portant than the completion of the park system and Its proper maintenance. Superintendent of Parks Taylor will have the approval of all good citizens in surrounding himself with the most experienced counselors and assistants. United States Senator Oliver's speech In a Philadelphia pulpit overwhelmed his political critics with confusion. Even the pastor of the church, who challenged him to answer a lot of perti nent and impertinent questions, is out In a statement to the effect that Senator Oliver's address used as a campaign document In Pennsylvania would be a great aid to the Republican party. This preacher Is a Progressive and he thinks It would even make a (food plat form for his own party. What we would like to know is, how can a man like "Butch" McDevitt get enough money together to pose as a millionaire even for a day. If Wilson keeps It up Bryan will come out of the Cabinet like a picnic collar In an August sunset. "The war is over," says Villa. Good! Now *>r the next battle! ELAJUUBBURG (Atßfi TELEGRAPH evemnfr ebarl Sniull'a Legislative Handbook, which has just appeared for 1913, faces erltl slsm for tardiness probably more than any other State publication, because if there is any book that is In demand throughout the length and breadth of len nay I van la it is this volume. And, before the storm begins, it is just as well to recall the fact that it is far greater than planned by Its originator and that the desire to place the very latest data before the people has something to do with the belated ap pearance of the issue for 1913 in the following year. The bulk of the blame, however, must rest on other shoulders than the compilers. Smull's Hand book has had a unique career and it Is regrettable that II has slipped a cog In its issuance in the year in which it was dated. Smull's Handbook was issued in 186S for the first time and it is a tribute to John A. Smull, clerk of the House of Representatives, who es tablished it. that he made it so good that it still bears his name, although in the oarlv eighties he ceased to huvo anything to do with it. The first Smull's was pages and of a size which could lie put In the pocket. It was a legislative handbook pure and simple ami embellished with a map of the State and a chart showing the floor plans of the two houses in the old State Capitol. By and by the de mands for information and sugges tions caused the book to grow and Thomas B. Cochran, who was chief clerk of the Senate and who secured the copyright, added so many things that the size had to be enlarged. It got so large that when Samuel W. Pennypacker was Governor he ob jected to its unwieldy state and a lot of things were cut out, the result be ing a storm of protests. Then the compiler used what is known In the trade as "Bible paper" because em ployed in Scripture printing and folks remarked that it was appropriate be cause owing to its wealth of informa tion it was commonly called the "Bible of Capitol Hill." It is unique among State publications. The New York handbooK does not compare with it in completeness and to people in manv occupations it is invaluable. This Is shown by the fact that thousands of copies are preserved in libraries and command good prices when they are found in old book stores, where, by the way, they are speedily snapped up A lot of jokes have been made about Smull's. but what it prints has settled more arguments than a student of economics could invent in a week and caused payment of more money in wagers than would pay for a whole editon for 1914. Herman P. Miller, the present compiler, has been com plimented in letters from every State and from many foreign lands for the information compressed into this vol ume. And it might be added that a lot of the copy for 1914 was sent by him to the printers before 1913's issue was bound. That the State convention of the firemen to be held here next Fall is commencing' to assume proportions is demonstrated by the numerous meet ings of fire companies throughout the btate on the subject of coming to at tend the meetings. The interest aroused is remarkable and it is very much to the credit of Harrlsburg's reputation for hospitality that so many companies are desirous of ap pearing here in force. The last con vention of State firemen was held here in ISBS and the coming convention, say people who are engineering it, will exceed the centennial vear gathering tenfold. The death at his rural home in Bradford county of A. J. Whitney at the ripe age of 85 years recalls the fact that he was an engineer of the Pennsylvania canal many years ago. The canal was so long identified with the late T. T. Wierman's name that few connect Mr. Whitney with it, al though for years he was active in its affairs. Incidentally, he lived in Har risburg for years, making his home In Locust street, where the Miller Bros, building stands. He had a bril liant engineering career and used to take much interest in affairs in the city. When a young man he helped lay out Brooklyn's water works and from 1559 to 1879 was with the canal company as resident engineer and during that period helped prepare the way for the wonderful water system of the Pennsylvania Railroad in the Alleghenies, which is one of the engi neering marvels of the transportation world. Furthermore, he had charge of the construction of the Bewisburg and Tyrone railroad, one of the ar teries of the Pennsylvania system up the State. Several of the sons of this famous engineer have followed in his footsteps and are identified with rail roads here and in other States. Many Harrisburgers will regret that the retirement of John P. Zerbev, of Pottsville. from the staff of national .bank examiners, of which he was dean. Mr. Zerbey lived in Schuylkill county for a long time and has been in ill health. He had charge of over 100 banks, including this city and the country hereabouts. The Zerbey fam ily has long been prominent in the affairs of the big coal county. Judge Kunkel sometimes forgets he is judge when he is dealing with the cases of children. He is keen to no tice physical defects, particularly those .which can be removed, and he has given some sound; medical advieo mixed in with the excellent law which he interprets. The other day a youngster was before him who plainly suffered from adenoids. The judge settled his case quickly. There was not much to it and he thought that a little supervision was what was needed. Added to this was the ad monition for the boy to go home and tell his father to take him to a doctor. i^ygeuj-Known^peopuvq —William U. Hensel, former Attor ney General, is in court again after his illness. —William A. Tobias, a Berks coun tlan. has been put in charge of the financial end of a big Porto Rico gas company. —Major Everett Warren, of Scran ton, mentioned for State nominations, is a prominent attorney. —Thomas M. Beaver, son of the late judge, is an adjutant of the Tenth Regiment. —Mayor Ira Stratton, of Reading, j is opposed to abolishing the park board in that city. —Dr. L. R. Jones has been elected health officer of Johnstown after a long battle.- WHAT ONE WOMAN DID [From the Berea (Ky.) Citizen.] In 1910 there were, according to the United States census. 1,152 illiterates In Rowan county. Now there are twenty-three! These twenty-three are classified as follows: "Too stubborn to learn, four; con firmed invalids or sick during campaign, six; defective eyesight, six; idiots, five; moved in during closing days of cam i paign, two." This Is the result of a campaign started by the county superintendent. Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, two years ago to wipe illiteracy from the county. It is the first practical demonstration of the ability of the people of a politi cal unit to educate all their people that has been furnished by any portion of the United States. No other couivty in all America has such a record. It "is a demonstration of the efficiency of the rural schools when they are enlisted in a common cause. It Is also a demon stration of the ability of the mountain people to handle their own problems. AN EVENING THOUGHT Jesus never made a choice without a prayer.—J. H. Jowett. M'COHMICK ENTERS i GOVERNOR MCE Will Oppose Michael J. Ryan For the Democratic Nomination This Spring • . PALMER ANNOUNCES IT National Committeemen Manages tq Get Into Running For Senatorial Toga Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer, Democratic national committeeman from Pennsylvania last night an nounced that he would be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate and that Vance C. McCormick, former Mayor of Har rlsburg and chairman of the llrst di vision of the Democratic State com mittee. would be the candidate of the reorganization faction for the Demo cratic nomination for Governor against Michael J. Ryan, city solici tor of Philadelphia. This announcement was made af ter 8 o'clock last night and came as a surprise. Early in the day Palmer had intimated strongly that he would be a candidate for Governor and Jus tice S. Leslie Mestreaat for Senator. Considerable carrying and fetching went on between the Shoreham hotel and the White House and it was given out finally that Palmer would run for Senator, McCormick being selected as the candidate for Governor. The selections are believed in Wash ington to have been with the approval of President Wilson, who Is stated to have objected to having William B. Wilson, secretary of labor, leaving the cabinet. Palmer is believed also to have schemed all along to get the nomination for Senator. The Washington dispatches show that the two men were slated at a conference attended by Palmer, na tional committeeman; McCormick, di vision chairman; Morris, Democratic State chairman, and Blakslee, fourth assistant postmaster general and for mer secretary of the Democratic State committee. The announcement of the intention of Palmer and MeCormiek to make their fight together surprised this city last night, and means that there will be one of the campaigns that make his- Bitter tory. The Old Guard ele- Warfare ment, displaced from con- Ahead trol of the party machin ery, by the reorganizers, will support Michael J. Ryan. Palmer and MeCormiek will take the stump and will make a campaign of the State that will be met by Ryan and his friends. When the nominations are made there will be party bitterness that will not be effaced in a decade. That Ryan is not one whit deterred by the entry of Palmer and MeCor miek into the field is shown by his statement issued at Washington last night. This is what he said: 'I am a candidate before the people of Pennsylvania and I am going into the primaries to win. I have never received any office, any money or any favors from what Mr. Palmer calls the 'Old Guard' of the State. The purpose of the primary election law was to give full and free opportunity to any citizen to go before the people, and I ask for nomination and election, and I am exercising that r'srht. "I have not made up any ticket and am not going to do so. lam appeal ing to all the people of the State, re gardless of faction, for support, and will continue to do so. This is a mat ter for the people of Pennsylvania to decide at the primaries, and I have no doubt how they will decide it. I believe I will win." Palmer's statment sounds as though he had been making a slate. He remarked in discussing the situa tion: "We are going to put the ticket over." Palmer When asked for a formal Predicts statement he said: "I had! Victory expected to be a candi date for Governor and so announced to many of my friends. We had hoped that Secre tary Wilson would be a candidate for Senator, but, having sought the Presi dent's counsel, we find that he is averse to Mr. Wilson's leaving the Cabinet. It is the President's judg ment that I should make the race for Senator and I have decided to do so. In the gubernatorial contest the line will be drawn just as effectively as if I were a candidate, for I understand that Vance C. MeCormiek, who from the beginning has been a leader In our movement in Pennsylvania, will bo a candidate for Governor." McCormiek's candidacy is an nounced in his newspaper to-day as follows: "Vance C. MeCormiek, whose candidacy for the Democratic nomi nation for Governor McCormiek's was announced in Candidacy Washington yesterday Announced after several White House conferences, returned to his home in this city last night. Upon his arrival, he issued a statement covering the situation: "I have been most reluctant to be a candidate for any State office only because I have felt that others could better represent the progressive movement within the Democratic party in the State, in which I have been so deeply interested. Recently, however, friends whose judgment I. value have decided that my place is on the tiring line as a candidate for Governor, where those opposed to the present organization of the Demo cratic party in Pennsylvania can test the issue fairly apd squarely. I bow to this decision and welcome the op portunity to submit the last two years of Democratic leadership to the decision of the Democratic voters at the primaries, and, if nominated, my own position on important public policies in the State to all the electors in November." The Philadelphai Public Ledger to day says about the contest: "The line has now been decisively drawn be tween the 'Old Guard,' i which to-day Is repre- How light sented by James Gay Is Viewed Gordon, Charles P. in East Donnelly and Senator J. K. P. Hall. These men, the first of whom has only recently returned to active politics, his advent being made at the Allentown convention in 1910, will probably be aided by Colonel Guffey. "Reports from Pittsburgh are to the I effect that Mr. Guffey has recovered his fortune and will throw his re sources into the coming primaries to defeat the two men who were respon sible for his overthrow. "Pennsylvania will be the scene of | the bitterest Democratic contest in the primaries in the country. In the No vember campaign the fight will be come more picturesque." Jim Magee, of New Bloomfleld, who was appointed United States marshal after people In thla city had su«- gested E. M. Winters, of this city, who has been fighting In the Jim Magee party ranks for years. Move On took the oath of office to Scranton to-day. He will have his headquarters at Scranton, although why he ignores this city no one here could say to-day. Mngee will appoint his deputies as re quired by the reo-bosses, who will need all the help they can get from Federal officeholders. Up In Wllkes-Barre Judge John M. Garinan is giving thought to the situ ation. The Wilkes-Barre Record has this to say About him: "It is assumed to be (iarauui beyond a doubt that May Buck Judge Garman is con- Palmw sidering with a favor ably Inclined attitude, the Importunities that he coine out as a full-fledged candi date for United States Senator. " "But, Judge, don't you believe that the choice of a candidate to make the governorship flght has an Important bearing on the senatorial campaign?" was pressed upon him. "'The (wo campaigns will have less relation ever. The changed con ditions with the people voting directly for Senator will make the candidate himself the big issue,' he gave as his view." kPQLITICAL-81DeLl&nijF1 —The fight Is on In the Democracy. —The prediction on the three P's in the senatorial race was good. ' —Palmer certainly knows how to keep things In the air until they fall his way. —President Wilson will be pitted against Colonel Roosevelt In the speechmaktng In this State this Fall. —Judge Garman has a chance to make things Interesting all along the line. —Ryan's friends claim all of the coal counties for him and will make a try for Dauphin. —Fisk Goodyear is looking for his appointment as postmaster in Carlisle this month. —Mr. Wilson seems to be some what of a politician when Palmer Is at his elbow to work it out. —Secretary Wilson is the wisest one of the bunch of Democratic bosses. —Dean Lewis stock appeared to be high in Harrlsburg Bull Moose camps to-day. —Ex-Congressman Connell has re fused to be a candidate for United States senator. —Ex-Mayor Dlmmick, of Scranton, will be a candidate for Congress. —H. S. Bomberger, of Palmyra, is a candidate for the Legislature on a livestock platform. —The Central Democratic Club is about due to be heard from. A-urrLernonsease i She overheard her brother telling of | a woman so cross-eyed that the tears j ran down her back, but she didn't see why be said that physicians were treat ing her for bacteria! "I'm going to sell kisses at the char ity bazar. Do you think one dollar a kiss Is too high?" "Oh, no! People expect to be robbed at these charity, affairs."—New York Globe. WHY "I CANNOT SING THE OLI) SONGS." I love those dear old stories that they sing in vaudeville. About "The Country Lassie" and "My Grandma's Spinning Wheel." The one that tells of "Other Days" with "Maggie at My Side," And how, "At Night" "We Wandered by the River's Flowing Tide"; And, when they tell of "Mother" and her "Little Old Red Shawl," The pictures of "Those Happy Days" "Sweet Memories" recall, And I sit beneath the shadow of the dear "Old Apple Tree"; But yet, to tell the truth, Broadway is good enough for me. There is one about the country "Where the Dear Old Shannon Flows," And another that allures me "Where the Sweet Wild Violet Blows," Then comes a fond remembrance of dear "Grandma's Old Armchair," And the phantom of a girl who sang "Sweet Spirit, Hear My Prayer." Then "We Rambled by the Brook side" and "Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still," Bring the memory back to "O Ye Tears!" and "Maggie of the Mill," And "When the Corn Is Waving, An nie, Dear," and "Aura Lee"; But yet, to tell the truth, Broadway is good enough for me. When I'm "Dreaming" "In the Gloam ing" of "My Old Kentucky Home" I feel that "Though I've Wandered Far, I Care No More to Roam." Or perhaps it is the calling of "The Cabin by the Sea" Down "Beside the Rippling Waters" that again appeals to me: Or I'm once more with "Juanita," "When the Robins Nest Ag:|in," And am burbling o'er "Lovej Old Sweet Song" and "Love Is such a Pain"; Or I hear "My Brown Haired Alice" sing "Sweet Bessie of Dundee"; But yet, to tell the truth, Broadway Is good enough for me. "Take Me Back to Dear bid Mother," "In th'. Good Old Summertime." And "The Little Old Brown Chapel," there to hear "The Village Chime," While "The Shepherd Boy" is piping to is own "Sweet Annie Moore." And the "Nightingale Is Singing" of "The Days That Were of Yore." There is "Moonlight On the Water" and "The Bloom Is On the Rye," And "The Little Old Log Cabin" makes me dream of "homemade pie"; But "I Cannot Sing the Old Songs" I sang lang syne to thee, Because, alas! to-day Broadway, is good enough for me. —New York Sun. * V BEADftDARTRRS TOR SHIRTS SIDES & SIDES FEBRUARY 5, 1914. newa>DißP«rcr>e«- I -OP-Tfte- CIVIL* YCAIt [ [From the Telegraph, Feb. 5, 1864.] REBELS ESCAPE Halifax, Feb. 4.—Marshal Kane and a large number of rebel officers have arrived here. They are said to have escaped from Johnson's Island. GENERAI/S CHANGED New York. Feb. 6.—The llerald's special Washington dispatch says that General Thomas is to command the army of the Potomac and General Hooker the army of the Cumberland. leOITORIAUCOMftietiTI Nothing In It For 'Km [From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.] Some members of Congress talk against the proponed Alaskan railroad as If they feared no passes would be issued by the management when opera tions begin. F"J"eble Influence From WhNr House [From the Providence Journal.] At. £ "dvices from Washington are to ? '»ect that the smart set is making a fad of psychology. With Congress In session unsurpassed object lessons are available in either wing of the Capi tol. COME AND gEE [Philadelphia Ledgerl If Representative Smith wants to know how the rotunda <yf the national Capitol should be decorated he should go to Harrlsburg and look at Violet Oakley's paintings. a lvlujt Bedtime's comin' fu' little boys. _ „ . Po' little lamb. Too tlahed out to make a noise, , r Po' little lamb, loti gwlne t' have to-morrow sho'T Yes. you tole me dat befo'. Don t you fool me, chile, no mo', Po' little lamb. lou been mad de livelong day, , , Po' little lamb, tnrowln stones an' runnin' 'way, „ , Po' little lanib. My but yous a runnin' wil", Ljooks jes lak some po' folks' chile: Mam gwlne whup you after while. Po' little lamb. S?JV^i lye * h L yo . u n| os' tired to def. Played yu se f clean out o' bref, c . , Po' little lamb, bee dem han s now—slch a sight! Stan- -mi"» eV ft h , b ' ,lvo de y' a white? btan still twell I wash 'em right, Po' little lamb. Jes' can't hoi' yo' hand up straight. ~ ~. F? little lamb, lladn t oughter played so late. ~ - Po ' little lamb. Mammy do know whut she's do J;f de chlllun s all lake you: Yous a caution, now, fo r true. Po' little lainb. Lay you haid down in my lap. , . Po' little lamb. " i ought to have a right good slap. .. Po' little lamb. oi? u » b , een runnin' roun' a heap, fchet dem eyes an' don't you peep, Dah now, dah now, go to sleep. Po' little lamb. —Paul Lawrence Dunbar. I I s g This Season's NOT a lot of old, out of date shoes, nro what we arc showing in our 46th Semi-Annual Clearance Sale. Sizes and widths to fit you prop erly too. NOTE THE REDUCTIONS SB.OO Grades Now $6.98 $7.00 Grades Now $5.98 $6.50 Grades Now $5.48 $6.00 Grades Now $4.98 $5.00 Grades Now $3.98 $4.50 Grades Now $3„69 $4.00 Grades Now $3.29 $3.50 Grades Now $2.89 $3.00 Grades Now $2.39 $2.50 Grades ... Now $1.89 $2.00 Grades Now $1.69 Jerauld Shoe C 3lO Market St. '■ m Before You Move Investigate Be sure your new home has that important modem » convenience—electric light There are many such and they are in great demand by those who know how to enjoy them. The modern electric light is so much better than any other that no one need hesi tate about the cost. The General Electric Com pany has perfected its MAZDA lamp which gives twice as much light as ordinary electric lamps using an equal amount of electricity. We Have G.E. MAZDA Lamps For all those who Hve in wired houses we offer an opportunity of getting the benefit of the great light giving quality of these lamps. For those who own unwired houses on our distributing lines we will givo advice or value in wiring houses for electric light llarrisburg Light & Power Co. •itvbAimisMmfc-wry ye AR3 * ai»o»to«p [From the Telegraph, Fab. 5, 1864.] NO BOOZE FOR SOLDIERS The Mayor has Issued a proclama tion prohibiting the sale of liquors of all kinds to soldiers. It 18 hoped that the desired result* may be arrived at. The late riots and the disgrace ful proceedings were caused by the lire water dealt out by the keepers of low grogshops and others. Should any continue to sell liquor to soldiers, we hope they will be severely prose cuted. $15,000 FOR BOUNTIES The City Council advertises for pro posals for a loan of $16,000 in sutns of SIOO and upwards, agreeably to an ordinance passed January 26, relatlvo to the payment of bounties to volun teers. THE BAIjM IN GILEAD There are times, I'll admit, that Pm worried a bit When I go several days without eat ing; And when any one mentions the land lord's Intentions, My Ingrowing goat wanders, bleat ing; But when I meet a guy with a tear in his eye And a pain so pronounced he must show it. Because of the tax on the Income he packs, I'm pretty darned glad Pm a poet There are times I get blue when the milk bill is due And I'm down to my ultimate shill ing; When my trousers get thtn tin the breeze whistles In With a zip that Is austero and chill ing: But when I meet a bloke who looks ready to choke With an anguish that's far from in choate. On account of the tax on the kale that, he packs. I'm kinder darned glad I'm a poet. Marr 1a ge Is a hitching post. Be fore tying up se-. euro a policy in the PENN MUTUAL LIFE 10S N. Second St. Isaao Miller, 1 Local F. O. Donaldson, I Agents.