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lARRISBURG TELEGRAPH ! A NEWSPAPER POR Tltß HO MB Founded list Published evenings except Sunday by THE TELEGRAPH PIII!iTWO CO., Telegraph Mulldlnsr. Federal Square. E. J. STACKPOLE. Prut and Editor-inChuf T. R. OYSTER, Business Manager. BUS M. SraJINMETZ, Managing Editor. * Member American Newspaper Pub ® Bureau of Circu lation and Penn sylvania Associat ed Dallies. Eastern efflce, Has- Brooks, Fifth Ave nue Building. New ' cago, 111. Entered at the Post Office In Harrls burg, Pa., as second class matter. By carriers, six cents a week; by mail, $3.00 a year in advance. SiTora dallr evcrngo circulation for the thre« month* ending February -9, 1910, if 22,785 * These flgurr* nrr net. All Trturncd, | unsold and dnmnitcd copiea deducted. TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 7. Better to strive and climb, and never reach the goal, Than to drift along with tivie, an aim- j less, worthless soul. —AXON. BTEELTON PROGRESSIVENESS ' STEELTON'S borough council Is to j be complimented for Its progres- | siveness as shown last evening in adopting recommendations of the 1 Municipal League and Civic Club 1 creating a fund for the immediate; establishment of a playground system, j In the past few years Steolton lias! been going through the same period | of municipal development that Har risburg passed through fifteen years i ago, and which lias since been termed j "Harrisburg's awakening." This same i term might now well be applied to ! the quickening civic spirit of the steel I borough. Within that period the borough has j paved seven miles of streets, built a modern and adequate filtration plant and created the nucleus for a park! system. Now it Is proposed to float j another loan for additional street paving, motorization of the tiro de partment and the establishment of a ! modern garbage collection system. These things are excellent; and the borough, councilmen arc to be com- I plimeuted for their willingness to sub- j mlt the question to the voters. But in making the borough pro- ! gresslvo along these lines, council should pot forget Its greatest asset, the children. As C. S. Davis, chairman of tho joint committee which laid the matter before council, declared: "It | is the duty of those in charge of tho | municipal government to bring about such conditions as will tend to make 1 good American citizens out. of the! cosmopolitan youth of the borough." 1 While the sum appropriated by j council last evening is not much, as j such appropriations are measured, it j is sufficient to get tho playgrounds movement under way, and tho Tele graph is pleased to note the early suc cess of a movement which it has al ways fostered. THE COMING OF MR. ALBERT THE co-operation of the Harris- | burg Chamber of Commerce and the Harrlsburg Rotary Club In! bringing to this city Allen D. Albert j for a series of talks on "The Forces That Make Cities" is to bo heartily commended. Mr. Albert comes at an auspicious moment. He has made a careful study of cities in all parts of the United States and ho is regarded j ns an expert among municipal experts, j His appearance in Harrlsburg is at a time when we as a city nre thinking' about our future. Tho City Planning! Commission is working along ad- j vanced lines, looking to the years a i half century and moro ahead. Wo have just completed one great epoch of publio Improvements. Wo are rest ing on our oars, looking about and saying to each other, "whither now," and we are ripe for some messago of encouragement, keen to hear anything tliat. may point the way to further progress. Mr. Albert comes to Harrlsburg for Jits tlrst visit, but not as a stranger. Hiu works have preceded him. He is now chairman of tho executive com mittee and the executive agent of the Minnesota Commercial and Civic Fed eration. This Is an association of tho commercial and civic bodies of Minne sota, designed to give expression to the sound public opinion of the State. Further, he is tho president of the Minnesota Academy of the Social Sciences, an organization of teachers and others especially Interested In political economy and sociology; presi dent of the International Association of Rotary Clubs; president of the Church Club of tho Diocese of Minne sota, and vice-president of the Minne sota State Art Commission—a depart ment of the State government. For nearly twenty years Mr. Albert has been prominent in American newspaperdom. He served first as a reporter on various newspapers In Washington, D. C„ and New York City; then as a member of the press gallery in Washington, D. C., from 1898 to 1903; then as editor of the Washington, D. C., Times from 1903 to 1900; then as editor and publisher of tho Columbus, Ohio, News from 1909 to 1911; then ns editor and as sociate publisher of the Minneapolis Tribune from 1911 to March 1, 1915, when iic resigned to undertake liisj TUESDAY EVENING, HAKRISBURG $666* TELEGRAPH MARCH 7, 1916. new work with the Minnesota Com mercial and Civic Federation. He Is a specialist in town and city problems on a broad foundation of political economy and sociology. He has devoted himself to studying the forces that control community de velopment. In that Inquiry he has been distinctly a pioneer. On subjects related to civics, Mr. Albert has spoken In almost all of the 1 larger cities of America. He has now established himself as one of the ablest public speakers heard in recent years. His talks are filled with humor. His English Is unusually attractive and clear. He has a rare gift of in terpretation which enables him to make the teachings of economics and sociology plain to "great audiences. Most of all, he has been everywhere received not only as an orator of great power but as an inspirational speaker whose addresses bear per manent. fruit In fuller community co operation. Harrlsburg Is fortunate to have two organizations willing to co operate in bringing such an authority to us. THE LICENSE DECISIONS THE action of the Dauphin County Court yesterday in refusing to re llccnse three liquor-selling places in Harrisburg was not unexpected. Indeed, tho court oould not well have done otherwise, in the face of evidence presented. It was clearly shown that the law had been violated, flagrantly at : that. Judges Kunliel and MoCarrell I acted In strict accord with the law— j no more, no less. The Dauphin County Court has always held that in considering liquor license applications it must confine itself strictly to the provisions of the statute—that it has no authority to go ! outside the law either in favor of a license applicant or against him. | Judges Kunkel and McCarrell followed i this rule to the letter in this case and ! neither "wets" nor "drys" can com j plain that they did not receive fair ] treatment. The community does not suffer by J the closing of the drinking places to which the court refused license. The ; evidence against them showed that. : The league between licensed liquor places and the brothel must be broken I up. The court has shown that its j sympathies lie In this direction. There ! are other places that escaped this time | which were on the borderland. They j should take warning, for it is only fair j to assume that unless they are "cleaned I up" they need hope for little mercy ' another time. | There are those who expected the i court would lay down some rule re garding winerooms and cabarets. The court remained silent on this subject, ' evidently content with the knowledge that tho law is plain for any who may care to read, and that if there are | violations no time should be lost in bringing suit by those whose duty it is to prosecute or by those who have the ! good of tho community at heart and who know the facts. A legal definition of what will or will not be permitted in a. matter like this Is liable to be | misunderstood or deliberately misin- I terpreted, to the embarrassment of the I court in future proceedings. It is just as well that the court made no ruling on the subject. Saloonkeepers who want to escepe the law know very well how to do it without the instructions | of a judge, and there is no use giving j others who want to go as far as they may a legal line beyond which they | will not be permitted. YALE'S ARMORY YALE alumni have pledged a fund and the trustees of the univer sity have given ground for an j armory for student use. Thus does Tale take a slop forward to assume j its duty In the great scheme of pre i paredncss now confronting the nation, ; thereby setting an example some other j educational institutions should follow. Yale has done a patriotic thing in | providing an armory and encouraging ' students to drill. Princeton, Dart ! mouth and Harvard arc moving along i similar lines, though not quite so aggressively, and Pennsylvania and Michigan are considering the matter. 1 f the big colleges can Induce their young men to take up military train ing, it will not be long before the smaller colleges and high schools are I demanding It. Where tho "Big Four" ] lead, the others follow. Aside from the value of their train j ing to the nation at large this drill I should be highly beneficial to those ! participating, since all share equally In the exercise, while only a limited number of men may play on any one of the teams. THE WORLD'S ACCUSATIONS THE New York World to-day openly accuses many well-known senators and congressmen of giv ing ready ear to the propaganda of the German-American Alliance, hav ing for its purpose the denial of Americans t he right to travel on armed merchantmen. If the World knows whereof It speaks, every man named should be forced to resign. We want no German minions In the Congress of the United States. On tho other hand, the public must not judge too hastily. The crafty hand of tho Ger man spy system, unablo to influence patriotic Americans, would not bo above an attempt to besmirch the characters of those It could not reach. The country may well await further developments before condemning the accused. NEW SECRETARY OF WAR THE appointment of Newton D. Baker, twice Mayor of Cleveland and leader of the Democratic party in Ohio, as Secretary of War brings at once into the Cabinet of President Wilson an energetic, re sourceful man, with some knowledge of Washington, and a keen politician. The President is in sore need of both, and while beyond a doubt he chose Baker because ho believed him to be the man to meet the crisis In the na tion's military affairs, there arises the suspicion that he was thinking also in the terms of party politics, for Ohio has been looked upon as a "doubtful j Stale" by Democratic leaders, aud Baker is the most powerful and in- j fluential Democrat in that. State. Sir. Baker comes to his new duties in the full flush of middle life and In entire sympathy with the # President and his policies. It is likely that he will be less aggressive and less self willed than Garrison and, therefore, promises to get along with the Presi dent. much better than his predecessor. Every patriotic American will wish him well in the gigantic task he has undertaken. The preparedness pro gram must be pushed along without delay and regardless of party lines. TELEGRAPH'S PERISCOPE""] ■ —Demoo/ats are much put out by ( Owen Wister's verses on President Wilson. Cheer up. He said just as nasty things about Pennsylvania He- j publicans a few years ago, and they've been forgotten. —We believe you, Mr. Domain; all that you ever said about the Ground hog being a faker is true. —Maybe Bryan started that story about the President resigning. —"Zeppelins make most successful raid," says a newspaper headline. Yep, killed more babies than last trip. ■—This baby week Idea is all right; j it is the baby nights we dread. —A New York newspaper says that Mrs. Carrie Chapmun Catt's husband • is named George. We're glad to know this. We feared It might be Tom. Some men are born so unlucky. WILSON INDORSED [Philadelphia Inquirer.] By a large majority the Senate has repudiated the resolution which, had it been adopted, would have shattered American independence, American rights, justice and even humanity. The contention of this government is that international law must be ob served; that American citizens can lawfully take ships of their choice; that these lawful rights must be in sisted upon, else the whole fabric of law falls. The movement in Congress—a movement instigated partly by con spiring politicians, partly by cowardice and partly by a German propaganda! —to warn Americans off armed mer chant ships has met with disaster. j There never should have been any i question of its late, for it was unpat- I riolic and actually dangerous because i it gave the impression in Germany and I Austria that the people of the United j States were not back of their Presi dent in his demand that international j law should not be violated; that the l Congress would not support him. What harm the movement already I has done cannot bo estimated. Some j of this harm may be undone ,b.v yes terday's voto in the Senate. In "any! event, Berlin and Vienna now know that if their submarines sink mer chant ships with American citizens on: board they will bo held to a "strict ; accountability." The President has won a. victory In ! the Senate and it cannot be that he! will fail to win a similar one in the House. It has been an abnormal situation. l The President has had to contend with conspiracy, weakness and cow ardice in his own party. But conspir ators usually are lacking in real nerve. Senator after Senator, when put to the test, has run to shelter fearful of the , storm. Only fourteen Little Ameri cans remain with the courage of their convictions—fourteen Ivittle Ameri cans who would turn the Congress of I the United States into a German I Reichstag. ; The President has ma.de many a grievous blunder in his handling of the submarine question, but he is ab solutely right in the position which he has now taken. It is not a partisan attitude. It is not a partisan ques tion which ho has raised. He has de munded that in standing for Ameri can rights he shall have Congress back of liim. He has pressed his de jinnnd with courage and only fourteen Little Americans have stood out against him and voted to put Germany First and American Last. TRADE WITH RUSSIA [Philadelphia Press.] While wo are lalking so much about tho possibilities of trade with South America, lot us not forget the tremen dous opportunities that Russia will | offer us after the war. Before the war Russia purchased about .$7,000 worth of goods from Ger many to every SIOO worth from us. She has not been able to satisfy more than a small percentage of this need during the war, as her outlets have been few and interruptions many. There is. however, going to be a differ ent adjustment of this commerce after the war, according to n. recent state ment by Dr. Alexander W. Belir, vice president of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce, and the Unit ed States should not be behind in the race to get It. The entire population of South America is about 55,444.000, and the manufacturing nations of Europe will fight to recover and to retain this big market when the war is ended. The population of Russia is 171,000,000 almost three times as large as that of South America. And the market is i consequently bigger. Our manufacturers who have trade relations with Russia should enlarge and straighten them and those who have not but can make such connec tions should hasten to get a share of this trade. BABY'S IMPORTANCE [From the Kansas City Times.] Professor Fisher, of Yale, estimates that a baby is worth S9O. If this sur prising Information Is correct —if, in deed, babies are even worth saving at all —perhaps It is time to give a little thought to tho matter. We have been proceeding on the theory that a baby wasn't worth anything to anybody ex cept the milkman. Apparently so, at ' least, for there always has been a strong disposition in matters of legisla tion affecting tho milkman awl the baby to put the milkman tlrst. He is. of course, a vested interest and a going concern, wiiereas until Professor Fisher spoke tiio baby was not considered to be either. But if the professor's estimate is to stand the baby's status becomes con siderably Improved. Ninety dollars' worth of baby rises to the dignity of an investment and Is entitled to the pro tection of law. of trial by jury, of con sideration by boards and commissions and of everything else that is accorded S9O worth of other property, real or personal. It will be seefi that the thing has a serious aspect. A baby might go Into court, establish Its legal and economic value on Professor Fisher's testimony, and mako considerable of a row ->bout a lot of things that have previously been considered none of its business. Not as a baby, of course— that would be preposterous—but as S9O worth of property. Ninety dollars' worth of property can hire an attorney. It can get a vote—maybe more than one. It can find a voice in the legislature, tt can speak in directors' meetings, get attention in banks and associate with the most exclusive Interest bearing bonds. The Interests that have been In con spiracy against the baby as a baby will think twice before continuing the same course against It. as a stake in the fi ; per cents. For while babies a e a lit tle slow in learning to talk it Is r«- i markabl.; nt what an early age S9O linds jits voice and raises It in shouting for i its rights. fciaUt il*aMi|(«utl4 By the Ex-Oommltteeman Ex-Congressman A. Mitchell Pal mer assumed a new role yesterday. Without any effort ho became a jes ter. Ife said there were no factions among the Democrats and that as far as he could he would prevent Demo crats making any slate. When Palmer made this announce ment he had just come from a meet ing of bosses of the Democratic ma chine in Philadelphia at which Ex- Judge Allison O. Smith, of Clearfield, the man Indicated at Washington ten days ago, was formally picked to be the goat in the United States sena torial campaign and efforts to straight en out the rumpus over national del <?gates-at- large had been made. The bosses did not agree on any can didates for auditor general, State treasurer or Congressman-at-large. At the meeting were James I. Blaks lee, assistant postmaster general and a federal office holder; State Chairman Roland S. Morris and others equally prominent in the reorganization crew, but none of the Old Guard men. ■ —This is what the Philadelphia Record, Democratic, says about it: "It is also announced that a number of prominent Democrats are being talked of favorably for delegates-at large to the national convention, but no candidacies have been launched. Among those mentioned are ex-Judge Voris An ten, of Northumberland; John T. Lenahan, Wilkes-Barre; Jere miah Black, York; Hart Gibbon, of Pittsburgh; E. J. Lynett, of Scran ton; A. Mitchell Palmer, of Monroe; Mo- j land S. Morris, Philadelphia, and | William A. Glasgow. No one has come ! forward as yet as a candidate for I either Auditor General or State Trcas- j urer. In the event of a factional row within the Republican ranks the j Democratic candidates for these offi- 1 ces would have a fair prospect for 1 success, but those desirous of making the fight apparently are holding off until the threatened break in the Re publican ranks occurs. Every effort will be made, according to those at-; tending the conference yesterday, to prevent any factional fight in the; Democratic ranks. Palmer declared j that there was no longer any opposi-! tion to him as State leader and that; the State Committee would nor wage j war on any former Old Guard Demo-1 crat who decided to enter the Held for' nomination. ' 'There is no Reorgan- j ization faction any more,' announced Palmer. 'lt is now the State Organ- 1 ization and there are no Democrats opposed to that body. The State Committee has not and absolutely will not. attempt to make any slate, and no attempt will be made by any one faction to form a slate of its own as long as I am national committee man and can prevent it.' " | —The fight for and against Speaker I Charles A. Ambler, candidate for Auditor General, is commencing to bo hot. The Philadelphia League has j assailed liim and his neighbors have ' come to his defense. Last night the I Citizens' Republican League of Phila delphia. of which former Mayoralty Candidate George D. Porter, Powell | Evans and John C. Winston are among the active spirits Issued a state i ment in which, among other things. I they say: "Mr. Charles A. Ambler's I efforts to belitlle the part he has j taken in the matter of State contracts arc not at all in keeping with the pub- I lie records at Marrisburg. They show 1 plainly that for some years Mr. | Ambler has bid upon and accepted i contracts under the State Highway I Department." —The Montgomery county friends ' of Mr. Ambler have formed a com ! mittee and gone into the field In his ■ behalf. In connection with the an jnouneement of the committee's forma tion a call was issued to tho voters of i Pennsylvania, urging them to support i the Ambler candidacy. Speaker Am | bier's record while a member of the i Legislature is contained in the call, i One paragraph, which is expected to appeal to tho farmer vote, points out i that Mr. Ambler was active in secur ing tho first good roads bill for Penn sylvania in lfto3. The signers of the call besides Theodore Lane Bean, the Norrlstown lawyer, who is chairman, and State Insurance] Commissioner Johnson, aro Senator \Frank P. Croft and Nicholas H. Larxelerc. Norris town: County Controller William D. I-leebner, Lansdale; Edward Bok. Merlon: Amos H. Schultz, master of Montgomery County Pomona Grange, Center point, and others. —Several reorganization rooters have been rewarded by the Demo cratic machine for their services with post offices according to the Wash ington announcements. George R. Grumbe, an adherent of tho Lebanon county machine, has been made post master at Palmyra and Elmer D. Bucey has been named at Littles | town. John V. McKadden landed at Summit Hill and George D. Arner at Weissport. —Senator Penrose came out last night with a blast against the pro posed changes in tho Philadelphia transit plans and a demand that the original scheme on which the people voted be adhered to. The Penrose ac tion has attracted State-wide atten tion because it was intimated that Mayor Smith and the Vares were favorable to some of the changes sug gested by Director Twining. The Va.res, however, insist that they are not behind any changes and that it would be well to allow the Mayor to decide whAt he wants. Coming just at this time the Senator's move is said by Philadelphia newspapers to have helped him very much politically. I —The Philadelphia Evening Bulle tin in an editoral calls on both Snyder ' and Ambler to quit the battle for j auditor general, saying party peace ' would be better than a row. i —Judge Carman sprung a surprise in court at Wilkes-Barre, when he I charged the March Grand Jury to in vestigate persistent rumors of election corruptness alleged to have occurred •in the Fall primaries and election. : Not only did he demand a thorough investigation of tho 1913 election, but jhe instructed the jury to probe the 11911 election, when there are charges [that John ("Butch") McDevitt, "mil ! lionalre-for-a-day," was bought off | the Democratic ticket for $2,500 and that H. Bo wen, now deputy sheriff, is | alleged to have been induced to give up a nomination for sheriff upon the S promise of a lucrative position. Judge ; Garman instructed the jurors that It j was their duty to investigate all these I rumors, and that if they found the j facts would warra.nt such action, a presentment should be made and the District Attorney's office compelled to j bring about prosecution. Names of I several prominent men In politics j throughout the county were given the jury and they will be called. Peter and John Imprisoned j And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the I temple, and the Sadducees, came up ;on them, being grieved that they 'taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrcctton from II he dead. And they laid hands upon them, and put them In hold unto the j next day: for it was now evidence, j llowbeit many of thorn which heard i tho word believed. —Acts IV, 1 to 4. j THE CARTOON OF THE DAY "OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE" —From tl»e Xeiv \ork World. r _ The Passing of the Sleeping Porch By Frederic J. Haskin I II J HAS your house a sleeping porch? If so, you are in danger of be ing classed as behind tho times. The architectural death knell of the sleeping porch has been sounded. The newest bungalows are built without tt, and when the bungalow repudiates it, its fate is sealed. A businessman in an eastern city, | anxious to secure an option on a sum mer homo before the season's rush set in, haunted the real estate offices exam ining various plans. One particular house in a nearby suburb was exactly what he wanted. It contained just the right number of rooms, and a ten nis court on the front lawn, and a model garage. "But," complained the businessman, "it has no sleeping porches." The real estate agents regarded him with tolerant amusement. It was as if he had complained or the absence of a windmill. They explained that the sleeping uorch was an architec tural fad which has gone out of date, and there was no longer any demand for them. To the businessman's timid assertions that lie liked sleeping porches, they had but one reply: "It simply isn't being done." The sleeping porch, in a sense, is the ideal way to sleep. But the con stant living of an ideal may grow monotonous, and one by one paople have gone hack to their solid brass beds with-a sigh of relief. There is no question as to the bene ficial effects of sleeping outdoors on the health generally, and particularly in the treatment oC nervous diseases and tuberculosis. To the modern sana torium sleeping porches will always be indispensable. They are a great boon, also, to those who are kept shut up in an office all day, where it is almost impossible to secure proper ventilation, and hence are deprived of the amount of fresh air which their systems re quire. Sleeping with all the windows open is not the same as being actually out in the open air. So as a necessity for good health the sleeping porch is here to stay, but as a luxury for those who can afford to gratify fads, it has ceased to be interesting. The establishment of the first fresh air school in Charlottenburg, Ger many. ushered in the mania for fresh air all over the world. The news that the Germans were taking their chil dren into the. pine forests in the place of school rooms created a great deal of interest in the United States and started what, has since been referred to as the "fresh air fad." The check of tuberculosis was occupying an tin usually large amount of space in the magazines at that time and people had a vision of germs in everything they did. The "open-air treatment" was on everybody's lips. Since pine forests were a trifle re mote and impracticable in cities, schools for anaemic children were es tablished on the roofs of buildings, and the pine trees brought to them. Here they were given a regular course of treatment which usually resulted in their returning to the schoolroom In OUR DAILY LAUGH | COULDN'T hi i FORGET. I suppose you've forgotten . f y \ all about that ten you owe me. How the deuce (j ;f) can a man for- 7 | get it . when , -=cl J ™ l ~ you're all the jj time harpin' on M « Jm - r^ lt7 "Ko you're going in for public speak ing'."' "Yes." "Well, make up your mind that you can nay moro in half an hour than you can In two hours." —Detroit Free Press. "As a result of their long daily glides over the ice thev will be married in the Spring," savs a report of a romance be tween a Chicago girl and her skating instructor. . And In the Spring the ice will melt, after which points of uncongoniality may develop. Louisville Courier- Journal. THE SENATE VOTE [From the New York World.] By a vote of 68 to 14 the Senate of the United States has declared in substance that the capital of the United States is still Washington and not Berlin; that the President of the United States is still Woodrow Wilson and not Wilhelm 11. and that the foreign affairs of the United States are still in the hands of the President and not in the hands of the Kaiser. That is the true interpretation of yesterday's action, in spite of Senator Gore's dishonest parliamentary trick to give the lie to his own resolution and add further to the President's embar rassments. It ought not to be without moral effect in Herlin. where the beller prevails in official German circles that Congress is five to one against the Presi dent on the qiTestlon of whether Ger many's pledges to th#- United States shall be kept and whether the United States will maintain its rights under International law. It ought to have a decisive effect upon the Mouse of Rep resentatives. which is not. yet sure l whether It Is pro-American or oro-Uer- j man. good lifaith. Special clothes were de signed which prevented them from \ t.akini; cold, consisting of headgear and pantaloons somewhat resembling: the apparel of an Eskimo. There were also a cot and blankets for each indi vidual child. it is somewhat doubtful 'if ihe pine trees had any medicinal value, but the children were kept en tertained and amused making trim mings l'or them. All over the cities, then, appeared curious devices on the roofs and bal conies of buildings. People were sleeping out-of-doors. Tents were erected on the side lawn, and beds were seen half projecting through the windows, while in the suburbs it. be came the popular pastime to sleep in I the trees. One man who owned a large apple tree built a platform in its wide-spreading branches, on which he placed n cot and curtains, and there after became the envy of his admiring friends. Nothing more was to be heard of the detrimental effect of night air. People dropped carelessly to sleep in hammocks in the orchard and the next day reported enthusiastically the Joy of getting back to nature. The question of health was completely lost sight of in the aesthetic delight, of communion with the stars. Meantime, architects all over the country were kept, occupied designing new kinds of sleeping porches. Sleeping porches were taeked on to every angle of the house, and whole Ifamilies took up their beds and moved out into the open. Winter coming on, a few deserters crept back to their steam-heated bedrooms, but the ma jority were intrepid and, ladan with blankets and hot water bottles, stuck to the porches and the stars. The de lightful sensation of rain or snow on the face, while protected In the folds of woolen blankets and an outer cover let of tarpaulin, was recounted in de tail at the breakfast table. There was onlf one drawback. If you formed the habit of sleeping out doors you had to keep it up. if you stopped and then went back to it, you took cold. This made it very incon venient for people to travel, and the hotels, in alarm, began erecting sleep ing porches. An artist arriving at a hotel in Seattle, insisted upon erect ing his own tent on the roof of the building, explaining that he could not sleep indoors. The hotel was inclined to refuse him, suspecting that, it might be some new advertising scheme, but. linally gave in convinced by his earn estness. When people had explored to the depths the aesthetic sensations of sleeping outdoors, it occurred to them to go a step further and live outdoors. Our remote ancestors, whom it became everybody's desire to imitate, lived out of doors or in well ventilated caves. (Whereupon the architects once more | became busy, and in came the living ! room porch, if one were fortunate i enough to possess a. front veranda, it i was immediately screened, curtained 'and furnished. THE STATE FROM DAf TO DW" The body of an unidentified man, solidly frozen in a cake of ice and in a state of perfect preservation, was found floating down tho Allegheny river. A river bargeman happened to notice a dark object in the river and a closer examination proved it to be the strange phenomenon described. Romance to the nth. degree found expression last evening at Ardmore in the marriage of Miss Ingraham, of Noble. Ontario, Canada, to William j Gamble, of British Columbia, at the I homo of the bride's sister. The trans continental courtship which followed ; tho first meeting culminated In last evening's ceremony. II was a case of the butcher "hutch ed" when Isaac Pall, of Piftston, was found in a cattle yard unconscious, having been attacked by an angry cow. The butcher is in a critical con dition. 4 It is said that Lancaster tobacco is in demand in the trenches by the sol diers of the belligerent armies in Eu rope. Ever since the opening of the war agents have been buying up scrap tobacco in this section and shipping i it. across the water. They also say '.hat the amount of eigaret smoking in tho trenches is beginning to worry some of the military efilciency experts over there. Evangelist Biederwolf reached an anti-climax at Norrlstown Sunday when 22 Sunday schools, numbering over 5,00u individuals, assembled to hear him take a crack at sin. Many of the audience concluded his remarks, as per usual, by hitting the trail. JONAH PRAYED TO DIE But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. And he pray ed unto the Therefore now, O Ijord, take I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live. Then said tho I.ortl, Doest thou well to be angry?— Jonah IV. 1 to 4. iEimtutg Qlifat The new Pennsylvania State Society, which Is composed of the heads of d«- partments of the Stato government, their deputies and th« members of various commissions and their officers, will have what is probably the first official social event ever held at the Capitol late this month. The society has been having round table luncheons lor the discussion of matters pertain ing to the State government, and to enable the men at the helm of things to become better acquainted. In ail-** dition to this plan It. is now proposed to have a general evening meeting in the hall of the House of Representa tives at which Dr. J. T. Rothrock, for mer forestry commissioner, will talk on the State's forests and J. Louis Breltinger. chief censor, will explain what he is doing to keep the moving picture films on the riftht track. There will be some social features, of course, bm the event will be different from anything ever held. Governors have received at the Captiol and a reception was given to the distinguish**! daugh ters of the Slate when the Pennsylva nia Federation of AVomen met here, but official society is to have its own entertainment. * • * Among oUier things the snowstorm which descended on Hie State yester day will bo the means of holding up considerable "planting" of young fish. Thousands ol young trout, brook and brown, had been prepared to be sent from hatcheries this week, but. they will be held back. In most cases fish ermen had agreed lo look after dis tribution and to send reports on their growth. « « * Sunday shavins and hair cutting, which have been the cause of law suits and more or less dispute in the last, twenty years, appear to have reached that stage where something will have to bo done either to tolerate or abolish. Continual arrests of the same persons have been attracting at tention and the fact that arrests have been made on warrants and not by I police has not been lost. According to traveling men Sunday shaving is desirable and Harrisburg does not : have such a tine reputation among I the traveling public anyway. What the men who want Sunday shaves say jis that they would like to know i whether they can get them or whether they can be barbered one Sunday and j be forced to go unshaven the next. * • * | The first robins have been seen In Capitol park, although really appear ing thoroughly disgusted with the ; weather conditions prevailing along | the Susquehanna's middle reaches. This is the season of the year when ! the robins come to call upon the State and city park departments about ( houses for the Spring and summer. S but the temperature has prevented much being done in the way of sign ing leases. The robins have long been the first Spring visitors, the advance guards of the bird migration from the South and according to precedents there should be quite a number a I the Capitol and Riverside porks before St. Patrick's day. The purple black j bird is due to arrive, although it is | doubtful if any of the black coats, purple, rusty or red wing, would have the nerve to arrive at this stage of | weather. The bluebird, which used to usher in the Spring, is seldom seen about the city any more, although i noted in the country occasionally. • » » | Among visitors to the city last ,| night was Col. Henry Hall, former i legislator and representative of the Chronicle Telegraph at | Washington. Colonel Hall was here ; on his return l'rom the Gable funeral A ■ at Tamaqua. • • • Harrisburg hud Its first concert , of the Spring by a. song sparrow In Harris park this morning and whilo the notes were being trilled sleigli bells jangled on the back of a horse hauling a delivery sleigh. The spar rows have been noticed In the vicinity of the city for several days, but they ; did not begin to sing. Probably they were too disgusted with the weather i conditions. Capitol Hill has had few demon strations In honor of a birthday of an official like that accorded to Secretary i Henry TTouck yesterday. From the time he arrived in the morning until he left for home he was visited, some of the departments calling upon him in a body. Governor and Mrs. Brum baugh sent him a splendid basket of fruit and most of the officials sent flowers. Governor Willi?, of Ohio, sent a characteristic letter. 1 WELL KNOWN PEOPLE 1 —Colonel Asher Miner, former com mander of the Ninth Regiment, may return to that regiment as the result, of changes made at Wilkes-Barre. —John G. Johnson, the eminent. Philadelphia lawyer, has been elected a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. —Dr. Taleott Williams, the head of the Pulitzer school of journalism, lec tured before Seranton newspapermen. —Major W, W. Tnglis, new head of the Lackawanna coal Interests, was given a dinner and loving cup by his friends in Seranton. —Harry Cunnis, the new chief of police of Hazleton, is a. conductor. | DO YOU KNOW ~ 1 That Harrisburg' makes pretzels that arc sold for many miles around? HISTORIC HARKISBI'RO William Penn's agents held confer ences with Indians here soon after John Harris *stablishcd the ferry. TOWER-OF-BABEL NOTE [Manchester Guardian.] An English lieutenant writes from Strlonlki: "A characteristic Salonlki incident ]on the way to camp. The man with whom I was was a. Serbian Jew at' tached to the Zadruga Rank. We met j two Tommies in language difficulties I with two men. the one of whom spok* j Russian and the other Greek. So tli'. Tommies talked English to me. I talked German lo my friend who talk ed Serbian to the Russian (who re plied in his own language), who tallu |ed Greek to the other fellow." / -v John Jones, Corner Storekeeper John Jones kept a corner grocerv Just an ordinary, every day grocery store. Ho did not get ahead and only made a bare living. One day Jones decided to liven business up a bit and sought ad vice. A friend showed him how to I tako advantage of products that were being advertised in the newspapers. lie was induced to put these newspaper advertised products In ' the window anil use them for business pullers. Business began to get bettor and before long Jones became an enthusiast on the subject of co operation with newspaper adver rtising.