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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH
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K. J. STACKPOLE, Pres't and EJitor-in-Chiff
F, R. OYSTER, Busines( Manager.
GUS M. STOINMETZ. Managing Editor.
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burg, Pa., as second class matter.
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week; by mall, $3.00 I
a year in advance.
Sworn dally avernjee etreulntlnn for the
three month* ending: February 21), 1010,
22,785 IT;
These flKures are net. All returned, '
liuould and diiuuiaed copies deducted.
FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 17.
Grief should he
I,ike joy, majestic, equable, sedate,
Confirming, cleansing, raising, making \
free:
titro-ng to consume small troubles; to |
commend.
Ureat thoughts, grave thoughts, \
thoughts lasting to the end.
— Aubrey pk Verb.
. i
STUDENT GUN CLUB
DR. CHARLES B. EAGER, princi
pal of tho Technical High
School, run be depended upon j
to do tho right thing at the right j
time. That is why he has one of the
most popular as well as one of the
most, successful schools in the coun
try. (lis latest effort, the orgunizu- ;
1 ion of ii gun club among the stu
dents, is a step in the right direction.
Whether he so intended it or no. !
tho club is a. development of the pre
paredness program. The lirst qualifi
cation of a soldier is to be able to
handle, a gun and to shoot accurately.
In the old days the squirrel hunters
decided many a battle and American j
backwoodsmen were reckoned worth
I'onr or live imported soldiers because
they know liow to husband their
ammunition by making every shot
count. But those days and conditions;
are past and many boys arc entirely
ignorant of even the rudiments of
marksmanship, although the love of
ihe American boy for a gun is almost
universal, and is attested by the
popularity of "air-rifles," "sling- j
shots" and the like.
, Dr. Eager has directed the activities j
of his students along very wholesome
lines. Marksmanship is a manly
sport, in which the entire student body
may indulge If it. cares to do so. It;
is much more desirable than football
und better lh;in baseball, in that it
adds very useful knowledge to the
open-air exercise it gives.
PRESIDENT WAS RIGHT
WITH one of his recent utterances
at least the public must agree
that President Wilson was |
absolutely right. In some of hiss
Western speeches he said the country
was not prepared even for an invasion
of Mexico.. Recent events have
showed that he know whereof he i
spoke, but there has been no evidence
to indicate that he used his official
power or influence to remedy condi- ;
lions during three long years of (
"watchful waiting" beside the volcano
that was certain to explode at some
time or other.
VERBS, NOT ADJECTIVES
NO adjectives were spared by ,
ex-Governor Glynn in eulogiz
ing tho actions of the Democra
tic party," says a news report in
speaking of the Democratic State con- ,
vention at Syracuse, New York. Ad-1
jeetives will never do. What, the!
country wants is verbs, and a verb Is i
defined an that, part of speech which j
asserts, declares or predicates some- i
thing.
VON TIRPITZ RETIRES
GRAND ADMIRAL VOX TIRPITZ
has retired, or has been retired,
and nobody will envy him the
dreams of past activities with which
men who have passed from the lime
light of public life must chiefly oc
cupy their remaining days. Von Tir
pitz is the official whose order sent
the Lusitanla to the bottom with its
hundreds of men. women and babies.
Beside him the career of Weyler, in
Cuba, reads like that of an archangel,
and Nero was a saint beside him. As
the apostle of "frightfulness" he is
very largely responsible for the feel
ing that exists against Germany in
this country. American blood runs
hot at the very thought of this child
murderer who should be on his way
to the gallows instead of to tho com
forts of obscure retirement.
It must be said for Emperor Wil
liam that It was he who held Von Til - -
pitz somewhat in check, but that he
did not go further and stop his career
of slaughter before It started has
robbed the Kaiser of whatever credit
that may otherwise have been his.
Press dispatches make much of the
friendship of the Emperor for the
United States and his efforts to pre
serve peaceful relations with this
country, but the retirement of Von
FRIDAY EVENING, HAKRISBURG TELEGRAPH MARCH 17, 1916
1 Tirpitz has not. been followed by an
order rescinding the campaign against
.armed merchant vessels and an open
break between the two countries is
I one of the hourly possibilities, for It |
j is inconceivable that President Wilson
I will back down in his declaration of ;
j the rights of Americans on such ves- '
| sols after the advanced position he has !
; taken in this matter. Von Tirpitz is
| gone, but his influence remains, and
until the imperial government repu
diates his policies, as well as his ad
ministration, the friendly relations of
the two countries will continue in con
stant jeopardy.
——————
THE LEAVEN OF PROTECTION
PRESIDENT SAMUEL GOMPERS. (
of the American Federation of:
l.abor, has a very interesting
I article in the New York Annalist of;
current date. Among other things, j
Mr. Gonipers declares:
The shorter workday means riif
] ferent workers—workers improved
I physically, mentally, soe.iiilly; high
er wages mean a better life, the
I means to secure the necessities and I
opportunities of life.
In Europe and Asia the hours of!
I labor are long, and the wage scale
j runs from one-half, in Great Britain,
to one-twelfth. In Japan, of the
| American wage scale. The cost of
j labor in America forms from forty to!
sixty per cent, of the total cost of
| production. Shall we reduce our wage
'scale, or shall we continue to strive
j for the ideal suggested by Mr. (!om
pers?
In other words, shall we give free j
rein to Europe and Asiatic competi- .
tion, or shall we return to the Amer
j ican protective tariff policy, guaran-1
I teeing to American laborers the!
(American standard of wages; per
! mittlng our mills to operate full time,
; full capacity, thus reducing the unit.
i cost of production and enabling our
! manufacturer thereby to meet his for
eign rivals on something like equal
terms in foreign markets?
| Mr. Gompers says, in closing:
Every effort made to improve the
| conditions of the worker must ne
cessarily include the industrial and
commercial life of our nation as
well as make it more beloved by a
grateful, patriotic and humanitar
ian citizenship.
A little leaven of protection leav
eneth the whole loaf, and keeps the j
[ American laborer from loafing.
DEMOCRATIC ECONOMY
IX his speech before the Union;
League of Philadelphia, recently,
; Senator Weeks compressed all the
meat in the coeoanut into one short
sentence:
The receipts from customs have
been reduced more than fifteen per
cent.; the receipts from internal
taxes have Increased fifty per cent..
and till total taxes collected have
increased about eighteen per cent.,
while the tot.it expenditures of the
government have increased twenty
live per cent.
Such is the Democratic fiscal pol
icy epitomized. We arc now running
the government on the money that it!
, owes.
WOMEN AND PREPAREDNESS
THE women of Harrisburg will |
meet to-morrow night to or
ganize for relief in war or other
national calamity. Even the most j
peaceful pacificist in the city may have
no scruples against this branch of the j
"preparedness" program, since it is not ;
designed so much either for purposes !
! of offense or defense us to carry as- |
sistancc to those who may suffer from
ihe hardships of war or as the results I
of any catastrophe. l rhe women who |
join this movement will he the sweet '
sisters of charity whenever they arc '
called upon, for the organization is to
be permanent and the work is to be '
systematized and made effective so:
that there need be no delay when the
injured or destitute cry for aid in their
distress.
"Faith, hope and charity, but the j
greatest of these is charity," and that,
is the basic thought back of the noble '
| enterprise upon which the women of
; the nation are about to engage and in i
which Harrisburg is to have a promi
nent part. It is not only a duty, but i
a privilege, that presents itself to our j
! women. Not one of them would hesi
tate to give her services should the !
need suddenly arise, but how much
better it is to be "prepared" so that aid
may be at hand when it is most
needed. The greatest asset in the, work
of the Red Cross is its readiness for
relief work at a moment's notice. This
is the basic principle of the organ
! izalion. a branch of which is to be
formed in Harrisburg.
READING'S NEW PRESIDENT
THE career of the new president
of the, Philadelphia and Reading
Railway Company ought to lie an
I encouragement to the men in the
■ | ranks who have ambitions. Many a
:j railroad employe in lowly place looks
| upon the heights of officialdom as im
i possible of attainment for him. He
' may have little schooling and no back
ing and too often he settles down to
i take such small promotions as time
j and limited energies may bring to him.
; But as for the presidency, or even a
division suporlntendeney—why. an as
; piration in that direction looks like the
, sheerest sort of folly.
And. indeed, it is a long way be
: tween the brakeman's job and that of
the head of the road, but the gap has
| been bridged, and A. T. Dice is the
' j latest to make the journey, lljs career
! reads like a romance.
I j Born at Scotland, Pa., on Novem
' her 2, 1862, Mr. Dice made his own
'j way in the world, lie did not have a
1 : college education. His first railroad
: experience was with the Pennsylvania
'! Railroad in 1881, when he was en
' gaged as flagman, and from 1887 to
1888 was engaged in special work on
signals at Altoona. From 1888 to 1890
' ! he was assistant supervisor, and was
made supervisor in 1890, serving in
■ i thai capacity until 1892. On January
■ ! 1, 1892. he entered the service of the
I I New York. Central and Hudson River
* Railroad, and on April 1, 1894. became
' i superintendent of the Atlantic City
I | Railroad. Since then he has been with
.' the Philadelphia and Reading Rati
' , way in the capacities of superintend
s | ent, general superintendent, general
- : manager and vice-president and mun
s! agcr. The other day they made him
> i president. ,
J FOLULCT IK
lij the Ex-Committeeman
i - r - U !
While Governor Brumbaugh's |
friends are arranging for the start of
an energetic campaign in his behalf l
the partisans of Senator Penrose arc'
awaiting his move. That the Senator
will contest the leadership is certain.
Dispatches from Washington, Phila
delphia arid Pittsburgh tell of activity .
lof his friends and it is believed the
I issue will be sharply drawn in a state
ment to be made later on.
The Governor is pleased with the
. manner in which his candidacy has
I been received and Attorney General
. Brown, the field marshal of his forces,
says that there will be tremendous
! popular support for the Governor.
I The conference held here yesterday
was commented upon by Mr. Brown
to-day as something that surprised
: him because of the earnestness dls
-1 played. Every man invited on Tues
i day was either here or accounted for,
j said Mr. Brown, and all were ready
to fight.
I Chairman Harry A. Mackay, of the
1 State Workmen's Compensation Board
who is in charge of dissemination of
the commendation of the Governor's
course at Philadelphia, gave out
editorials from newspapers and state
ments last night praising the Gover
nor. Xext week It Is the intention to
have the headquarters In working
order here. The Vare organization
will look after matters in Philadel
phia, Commissioner Magee in Alle- i
gheny and Mr. Brown will direct the j
fight in the State.
! —The Public Ledger In a Washing
i ton dispatch to-day says: "That an
! alliance exists between the dominant
leaders in the Brumbaugh campaign
I for the Presidency and the Roosevelt
: faction in Pennsylvania to divert
j finally the delegates captured by I
! Governor Brumbaugh to Roosevelt
' was the declaration made to the Pub
-1 lie Ledger correspondent to-day by a
Roosevelt leader who is in touch with
the plans of the Progressive leaders
and has first hand knowledge of con
ditions In Pennsylvania. In Wash
ington It is generally understood that
whatever strength Governor Brum
baugh can command will be employed
|to defeat the Penrose-Barnes-Crane
j faction, seeking to control the Re
publican National Convention as they
did four #*ears ago to ihe discomfiture
of Colonel Roosevelt."
—Colonel Henry W. Shoemaker, the I
Altoona publisher, has issued this |
statement: "Governor Brumbaugh]
; stands for the higher and the cleaner
side of American political life. He is
a leader whom it is a pleasure and an
inspiration to follow. Pennsylvania
. will make Martin G. Brumbaugh the
header of her delegation to the Chi-
I cago convention and his fellow-dele
gates gladly will join him in doing
the very best they know how for the I
Republican party and the country." i
| —The Philadelphia Inquirer of to- j
day says: "Continued activity of I
friends of Governor Brumbaugh in!
their canvass to elect delegates to the]
Republican National Convention I
pledged to his nomination for the i
Presidency yesterday impressed local j
i politicians and many expressed the |
opinion that there will be a contest I
to a finish at the comlnK primaries for;
supremacy of leadership in the Re
publican Party organization in Penn
sylvania."
—Charges that the Kline Township
i School Board accepted bribes from
teachers and drew money for repairs
which never were made were aired
before Judge Koch at Pottsvllle yes
terday. It also was charged that in ]
order to get a larger appropriation <
from the State, the directors deliber-i
ately falsified and padded the list of!
! pupils in the district. Court was|
asked to oust the directors under the i
provisions of the School Code defining!
■neglect, of duty. Judge Koch said if |
I the charges were true the director.;
! should be prosecuted criminally, but j
| he decided that he did not have juris
diction to oust them under the pro
j ceedines before him.
I —ln Washington the statement is;
i made that friends of Senator Cimi
j mins, who decided to keep out of the |
' Pennsylvania ticid when Informed [
that Governor Brumbaugh would run. !
' said that the reported turn of affairs
in Pennsylvania, lent a situation that I
warranted any presidential candidate i
intruding. It is possible that Senator!
j Cummins' name may be entered in the
[Pennsylvania primaries in the hope]
I that by the time the primary is held
! there will be such development in fac
tional politics as to favor the selection
]of many Cummins delegates. He is a
[native of Pennsylvania and that fact
will be well advertised.
—Congressman A. G. Dewalt, who
! was the target of reorganizers a few
j years ago, was acclaimed as a State
j ieadcr at the York Democratic ban
j quet. last night.
1 —Alderman A. C. Kreider, of Read
ing, is out for district delegates on a
! Brumbaugh platform. Ex-Judge R.
G. Bushong, is also a candidate and
so is Colonel E. M. Young, of the
i ernor's staff.
! —Governor Brumbaugh will be a
| speaker at the St. Patrick's Day din- j
! ner in Philadelphia to-night.
—Harmon M. Kephart, chief clerk j
! of the Senate, who is a candidate for
I State Treasurer, is making a quiet |
. | campaign. Both sides seem to be fori
! him The papers for J. Lee Plummer !
I are being started.
—Ex-Congressman A. R. Rupley,
' of Carlisle, is reported to have some
j ambitions to run again. He may run
! under all flags.
i —Attorney General Brown is in
Philadelphia to-day arranging details
of the start of the Governor's cam
: paisn.
| LETTERS TO THE EDITOR |
JOHN BARLEYCORN
Newport, Pa., March 10, 1916. |
, ' To th? Editor of the Telegraph:
! If you care for the enclosed squib,
i use it.
. i Yours cordially,
R. M. RAMSEY,
i THE PHILADELPHIA DECISIONS
1 I John Barleycorn has left the church, j
i ! And John is now in earnest search '
. ! To lind another bunch of folk
i To lend his trade another cloak. i
I , I
I John Barleycorn has gone to school, i
i For John no more will be a fool;
i But teacher says, the liquor's bad, I
I And John is very sad, and mad.
I
I John Barleycorn has gone to work.
J He will no longer labor shirk.
! Alas! Poor John! Nor man nor boy
! That tastes the cup can find employ. |
' i John Barleycorn has gone to eourt;
i | This is. says he, tny last resort;
i The Judges say. We all must own.
I John needs the cash. Let John alone.
i SHIREMAX FAMILY
• i To the Editor of the Telegraph:
The Harrisburg Telegraph of March
.11 gives an interesting historical note!
on Daniel Shireman, founder of:
1 Shiremanstown.
Thomas Shireman was named as i
, the only surviving member of the 5
family which is not accurate, as Uis!
brothers, Samuel Shireman, of Are- 1
- I chanlcsburg; Rufus Shireman, of Mar-1
I rlsburg. und Mrs. Belle Bogart, of
! Lebanon, also survive.
All are grandchildren of Daniel j
■ Shireman named above.
I Jul. M. SHIREMAN. 1
THE MEANING OF THE SHAMROCK
TELEGRAPH'S PERISCOPE ] !
I —Here's to you, St. Pat; we're all I
| Irishmen to-day.
' —The trouble with Congress is that i
| instead of leading public sentiment it
i follows but only when the voters
I wield the whip.
—Pershing is the name, and we!
iliope there will be no occasion to spell
j it with an i.
i —Texas is still Texas. An 151 Paso I
i paper published a cartoon picturing j
'the Mexican eagle "bating stars out of j
! the American flag—and now "there
ain't no sich paper."
—Yes, Maude, dear, bucketshops i
sometimes deal in watered stocks. I
—General Wyler is critically ill and ■
he ought to be thankful to have lived
long enough to permit St. Peter to
make comparisons of his war methods
in Cuba with those of European com
manders in the Held to-day.
EDITORIAL COMMENT
l
I Congress may be timid about some
! matters, but. in Federalizing the Na
tional Guard it isn't going to bo
j scared by the Constitution.—Charles
ton News and Courier.
Reopening of the Mexican schools
is the greatest victory yet announced
for the watchful-waiting policy of this
nation's foremost schoolmaster. —Chl-
| cago Daily News.
Chicago's salary-graft scandal indi
cates that there may be more privi
leges desired by the suffragettes than
the mere casting of the ballot.—Nash
ville Southern Lumberman.
| THE STATE FROM DAY TO DAY
i James McNally is the owntfr of one
of the largest fleet of barges trading
| out of the port of Philadelphia. Ke
j cently he placed an order for another
barge, to square him with the stork.
It's a boy! "How's business?" Mr.
| McNally was asked. "Bully," lie an
swered, "there are going to be more
! barges."
j The commander of the Ninth Regi
ment a.t Wilkes-Barre, Colonel Miner,
has enlisted the aid of city council in
recruiting the regiment to its full
I strength. He wants council to grant
every city employe leave of absence
j at different times so that they might
! attend camp for eight days, the pay
! envelope to be filled during their fur
| lough, of course.
The other day "Joe," a mine work
jer at Tyler, in Cearlield county, left
off work to be married to a man, and
! it was discovered that the popular
j sweet-voiced Italian who was always
j ready for a frolic or a fist fight, was
\ none other than a beautiful girl.
"Joe" is 26 years old, weighs in;
I pounds and Is as strong as an ordinary
1 man. She has worked in the mine for
| three years.
In order to establish the identity
iof a woman who fell dead in the
(.streets of South Bethlehem yesterday,
I the news of her sudden death wan
I HE three little leaves so close to earth
Arc hiding the best of their nation's worth!
; Ucneath tlic one lies the Irish wit
™- With never a sting nor a hurt to it.
Another covers the heart of gold
With tears of sympathy never cold.
! The courage which sends men forth to die
I Under the last little leaf doth lie.
I Only a shamrock? Clod bless the flower
j Of Ireland's strength and charm and power!
—ANNA'H. WOOD.
i Written for the Telegraph.
>>
ISLANDS FOR SALE
By Frederic J. Haskin
v ' J
THE question of buying the Danish i
West Indies has again been I
brought to the attention
of the United States Twice]
j before —ln Lincoln's and in
Roosevelt's administration negotia
j tions were entered into for the pur
j chase of these islands, only to fail of
! ratification at the lasi moment. This .
| time, however, the offer comes from |
1 Copenhagen, with assurances that
the people of Denmark have an
nounced themselves in favor of the ;
proposition. So now it is up to Uncle
Sam.
The Danish West Indies are the is- [
! lands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. |
j Croix in the Antillean group lying i
least of Porto Rico, the nearest, St.,
Thomas, being only thirty-six miles
nway. The islands are of volcanic
origin.and the high cliffs of their coast
lines make them natural fortifications.
Of the three island, St. Thomas, al
though the smallest, Is the most, im
| portant. Possessing an excellent, har
j bor, and called the Gibraltar of Am
erica, it would be a strategic asset to
the United States both in a military
! and commercial sense. With batter-
I ies mounted on the jutting cliffs which
'shelter Its harbor of Charlotte Amelia,
| Uncle Sam could make of this island a
valuable accessory in the defense of
j the Panama Canal. It would also
I form an outer defense for Porto Rico
I and Cuba, which in turn command the
Gulf of Mexico. Moreover, the estab
i iishment of a strong naval base in the
j West Indies would ??ive us control of
| the Caribbean and strengthen the
Monroe Doctrine.
flashed on'the screen of a motion-!/
j picture house. The movies un- 1
! questionably fulfill the offices of a |
j great many things.
' The Rotary Club of Reading; has j
| handed some joy to the Visiting
| Nurses' Association in that city dur-1
j Ing the current "Baby Week" by an
• nouncing that they will guarantee the !
; running expenses for one month of
: the Babies' Fresh Air Home ut
I Antietam Lake next summer.
j Although Anthony Staab of Read
j ing:. is probably justilied in his ob- '■
!;lections to allowing the school board I
i to establish a playground immediate-
I ly adjoining his home on the grounii ;
| of nuisance from too much noise, he !
1 will nevertheless be believed by many
| to be "the meanest man." '
I Furthermore,the islands are coveted
| by other nations: so that their import
ance to the United States lies not only
|in their strategic value to us, but in
the menace of hostile ownership. In
case of war with a nation holding St.
Thomas, the. enemy would have a base
in the western hemisphere, and threat
en the Panama Canal. Hence the im
portan-e of buying these islands, and
lof huving them now.
The commercial possibilities of the
I Danish West Indies need only the
! strong hand of the Anglo-Saxon to de«
■ velop them into facts. For many years
I the islands have proved nothing hut
|an expense to the Danes. However,
i they have laid out the towns in neat.
: wide -streets, they have built, com
fortable houses and established librar
j ies, schools and churches: they have
put in drainage systems, and built
good roads. Vet they have failed to
make the most of the resources of the
soil and have been unable to maintain
trade, which has fallen off consider
ably in the last few years.
The harbors are good and. the land,
while rocky in places, is tropically
verdant and especially adapted to the
growing of sugar cane. There are
many large sugar plantations which
employ most of the negro population.
The negroes are descendants of slaves
imported in the early days by the
Dutch and subsequently given their
freedom by the Danish parliament.
They are typical West Indian negroes
of the sort that built the Panama
Canal, only n trifle milder and lazier.
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OUR DAILY LAUGH
VARIETY. I
man since I
same as being
engaged to a dif- if MM r4ly
terent man.
now and then,
lEbenittg (El)at
St. Patrick's Day, and to think that
I have been accustomed to plant my
sweet peas on this date for years and
years, and just look at the weather."
exploded a middle-aged woman on a
suburban car this morning. "Yes.
indeed, I think they (lower better
when planted on St. Patrick's Day."
she continued. "At any rate that's
what my mother utted to tell us and
she was one of the best gardeners I
, ever knew. Our sweet peas vised t<>
[ be the pride of the neighborhood, and *
,rnine arc pretty nearly as good if I
| do say it myself."
j So the curious reporter asked a
local seedman about it.
"Xothing to it," lie grinned, "al
though it is true that pounds of tin*
seed are planted every St. Patrick's
Day that the weather is lit. On the
whole I tliink it is a good custom, for
sweet peas should he planted as soon
(as the frost is out of the ground, and
(planted deep. They like to keep their
I little toes cool. Cold weather doesn't
I hurt 'em a hit. I myself plant my
'sweet peaa in a well drained trench in
the Fall and cover them well with fer
tilizer and leaves. In the Spring,
when they begin to sprout I take oil'
I the leaves and gradually fill the ditch
lup to the level of the ground. This
keeps the roots cool and damp and
jthe plants respond with enormous
I crops of larger flowers,
j "Another seed (hat should be plant
led early," he continued, "is that of the
j annual poppy. Xow is the time to
j scatter It. The cold won't hurt it and
| the plans will get an early start. Not
much attention need be paid to plant -
I ing the poppy. The seed appears tu
sprout even when dtopped on the sill -'
face of any old bed. even though it
was not dug in the Fall."
To-day is St. Patrick's Day but the
man or woman who would so out to
sow lettuce seed to-day would have to
HHP powder to blast the frost hardened
ground. Unless a person had a hot
bed or a cold frame ready it would
lie rather ditlicuit to carry out the
traditional planting: for the day.
i Furthermore the weather to-day is an
I object of more or less dread. Since
the groundhog proved so thoroughly
I unreliable people are wondering
] whether there will be Spring rains or
■ a hard freeze following the day dedi
cated to the great Irish saint. As u
J matter of fact, it. has been about tif
j teen years since this part of the State
I was visited by such weather as we
j know .iust at present in the week of
| St. Patrick's Day. It used to be the
jgeneral fear that St. Patrick's Day
| would prove to lie rainy. This year
Iwe are afraid of another cold wave.
St. Patrick's Day used to be a time for
■ experiments in laying off overcoats.
To-day there is speculation about
I goloshes and mufflers. The. general
! lateness of the Spring has kept back
I outdoor work and the lovers of gar
dening are wondering when they will
get a chance to get to their beloved
| planting. The ground is hard froseit
! in many places and the crocua and th©
jtulip are trying to push through inches
of frost or else, showing fading leaves
above the snow. Many a tulip bed
I will have to be gone over carefully
|this year. However, the snows that
j have fallen have saved tli<j wheat
i and many ambitious plants from
j freezing and we will soon be ready for
the showers that hasten the (lowers
'that blooin in the Spring and "give
promise of merry sunshine."
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People interested in politics are now
turning attention to Pittsburgh be
cause to-morrow the two leaders in -
the State's Republican forces, tho *
Governor and the senior United
j States Senator, will meet 011 the samu
; platform at the laying of the corner
i stone of the new city and county
I offlca building. Their speeches am
I looked forward to with much interest.
tThe Governor will likely pay special
'attention to legislation.
» • *
, Chairman W. D. r.. Ainey, of tlie
Public Service Commission, who- spoke
last night before the men at Covenant
Presbyterian . nurch, is to address tho
Telephone Society of Harrisburg on
Monday night. .Mr. Ainey wi..s a mem
ber of the foreign affairs committee
when in Congress and was a close stu
■ dent of Oriental and Mexican affairs
and his speeches on Mexican matters
attracted national attention because
they came at the very start of the
trouble. Mr. Ainey's knowledge of
Mexican affairs caused him to bo in
vited by both Felix Diaz and Aure
liano Huerta to visit Mexico, but he
preferred to remain in the safe
United States.
» » •
Friends of ex-Governor Pennypack
er in this city are showing much in
terest in the campaign for re-election
of the former Governor as president.
I of the Pennsylvania Historical Society
;in Philadelphia. S. Davis Page, also
J well known here, has been named
;against Mr. Pennypacker. The chiel
objection is the pro-German stand ol
! tho former Governor. lie is now at
Atlantic City suffering from rheuma
; tism.
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Captain John I>. DeWltt, chief of the
supply division of the general sta.lT of
the United States army, who is in
charge of the preparations for equip
ment of militia, is a son of the late
I General Calvin DeWitt, who was born
• in this city.
WELL KNOWN PEOPLE"
—John Masetield. the English poet,
addressed the University of Pennsyl
vania students yesterday.
—Congressman Vare is planning to
obtain some of the Paejlie exposi
tions' exhibits for Philadelphia.
—Bishop Earl Cranston, who is pre
siding at the meeting of the Metho
dists of Pennsylvania at Altoona, pre
sided here last year.
—A. J. Drexel Uiddle is organizing
a volunteer company for defense at
Bryn Mawr.
—Congressman T. S. Crago. of
Waynesburg, who is urging an in
crease of tho medical corps of the
United States army, served in the
Philippines.
Col. Adher Miner, the now com-
I mander of the Ninth infantry, is urg
i ing Wilkes-Barre city council men to
j encourage enlistments in the Na
j tlonal Guard.
! | DO YOU KNOW ~~~
That tills county makes steel
for rifles? ; j
HISTORIC IIAIUUSIU'ItG
Harrisburg's' tirst paved street was
Market street and it cost over twice
as much as pavements laid ten years
ago. ,
The Turning of the
Worm
The silk worm has turned.
Perhaps lie has gone on strike.
In any event, it is reported that
the supply of raw silk is running
1 short. ... • • .
And the demand is increasing.
Merchants with full silk stocks
1 are fortunate.
Perhaps that is why they are
so eager to tell the fact In the
advertising columns of the Tel
' egrsph.
And another reason wly every
woman will want to read the ad
vertising.

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