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THE STARTNDEPENDENT ~ The paper with the largest Home Circulation in Harrlsburg ana -*»arby towns Circulation Examines by THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN ADVERTISERS. TELEPHONES- BELL Prlvato Branch Eiohanie, No. 3280 CUMBERLAND VALLET Prlvato Branch Enchango. .... . No. S4B-246 Thursday, February 25, 1915. FEBRUARY Son. Moil. Tues. Wed. Tliur. Frl. Sat. 12'3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 MOON'S PHASES— Last Quarter. 7th; New Moon, 13th; First Quarter, 21st. f WEATHER FORECASTS Harrisbtirg and vicinity: Fair to night and Friday. Colder to night. I 7 Kastern Pennsylvania: Fair to-night and Friday. Colder to-niglit. Strong YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG Highest. 55; lowest, 50; 8 a. m., 52; 8 p. m., 51. PENN IN ARMOR AN ANOMALY A New York dealer in art antiques advertises for disposal to the first purchaser a portrait of "William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, and announces that it is a well-executed half length portrait by a con temporary artist of the great founder, and probably the only portrait of Penn painted from life. Fur thermore it is said that the portrait was painted for William Penn himself, and that it conies direct from his descendants. This portrait, assuming it can be shown to be what it is represented to be, should be in the pos session of the State of Pennsylvania, to be placed in the Executive Department along with those of the other Governors of Pennsylvania. It is true a portrait of William Penn now graces the walls of the Executive Department of the capitol, but it was made when he was but twenty-two years old, at a time when he was in the service of England and had just retu'fned from a war with the Turk. Moreover this portrait of William Penn depicts him in armor, a most incongruous costume consid ering that he is known chiefly, outside of his being the founder of Pennsylvania, as a Quaker and a "man of peace." Penn in armor presents an anomaly that, to say the least, is regarded as a joke by everybody familiar with the history of the famous founder of this great State. It has long been a matter of wonderment with those who see the portrait of Penn in armor in the capitol why this State has never attempted to get a correct portrait of William Penn—one well authenticated. This is met by the assertion that there does not exist a well authenticated portrait of the man. It may be that the one offered for sale in New York is not genuine, but at least it would not be out of place for those inauthority in State matters to make inquiry with a view to obtaining it for the State if it can be shown to be what the art dealer says. Governor Rrumbaugh, with his love of accuracy m historical matters, might take the tirst step in this important matter. WOMEN'S PART IN WAR In has been organized a Women's Volunteer Reserve, under Colonel-in-Chief Lady Londonderry, the members of which wear khaki and march through t>c streets in military fashion. In the ranks are no doubt former militant suffra gettes who now have an outlet for their energies, with the advantage that they are under discipline, or at least presumably so. Many women may be enzoiled who are actually doing work as Strenu ous if not as hazardous as the soldiers on the field. Yet this \ olunteer Reserve consists merely of women warriors on parade. It cannot comprehend all of the actual women warriors in the fighting na tions, who are toiling in the towns while the men are battling at the front. The Crown I rineessCecilie, of Germany, is quoted as saying, in referring to the women of her country who are living in dread of the casualty list, that "the future to them may hold gloom and poverty. Theirs never can be the glory." She adds that although they are united against war. they are also united in their efforts to "minister and work" while the conflict lasts. 1 The women throughout Europe ar<> demonstrat ing that the men are not the only valiant persons in the war, as well as that khaki uniforms, although ' ' ' f \ 1 - . ' • » V '* / % ' y ] '• V,v ' > " ' -r x/ " •" K | . X X j' HARRISBURG EVENING. FEBRUARY 25, 1915. they give the military appearance, designate the women warriors no more than do nurses' garbs. GREAT MEN REVEALING THEMSELVES That a man's written words hint at his character is pointed out by "Harper's Weekly" in discussing at some length the one book written by Sir Edward Grey, which happens to be on the subject "Fly fishing." The Hritish Foreign Minister describes his favorite sport, we are told, "in a manner that shows always intentness on his subject, patient observation, freedom from any pose^ Men prominent in the public eye are not always disposed, however, .to reveal their inner natures by giving intimate accounts of their beloved pas times in so many written words. 1$ they do con tribute to magazines or publish books they too often treat of subjects so remote from their own closest interests that they reveal their personalities in no spots except immediately following the title of their discourses, where their names are.' If Sir Edward in writing his only book had gone to polities instead of to fishing for his theme, and had revealed himself as the statesman rather than as the angler, he would probably have been as intent upon his subject and as patiently observant, yet not very likely as enthusiastic and as free from In dealing with questions of state he would be more a government representative and less hiuiself. Al though in choosing to write about fishing he might somewhat resemble a great mining engineer devot ing the energies of idle l hours to the carving of cherry stones, there is surely no harm in such pleas ant diversions. We are generally more interested in the things a prominent man may write concerning himself than in his impersonal dissertations. Important though the latter may be, the former always have more of the human touch. Grant's autobiography does not pretend to be either an example of literary ex cellence or a government document of importance, yet it will always attract readers and hold them because it tells in a straightforward way a won derful story about a great personality. Even the memoirs of a certain living former president in clined to autobiographical writing, are of livelier interest than the records of his official utterances. Perhaps the only restriction that ought to be puj; on the literary productions of the world's, great statesmen and great generals is that no fictioiiNbe tolerated. A world hungering for accounts of stir ring experiences, appearing either in monthly in stallments or bound in cloth covers, can hardly for give General Lew Wallace, the estimable hero of the Civil War, who passed through adventures which would have filled a good-sized shelf if pub lished, for sitting down and writing a book like "Ben Hur," excellent in itself but foreign to its author's most intimate experiences. Has President Wilson, in his selection of a Revenue Collector, forgotten that there is such'a place as Harrisburg on the map? Painting the American flag on the sidej)# a ship doesn't to protect it from sunken mines. An explosive is no respecter of paint. Might make a submarine station at that new coal wharf 011 the island after "Hampy" Moore makes the Susque hanna navigable. Secretary Bryan as "an irresistible force" ran into Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer, "an immovable bodv." Result—Ben Davis, of Lancaster. The Home and War Relief Association need* $2,500 more to carry on its work until April 1 when conditions of unemployment will not be so bad. Any contributions to the association will be well spent. TOLD IN LOITER VEIN LET THE OTHER FELLOW DO IT "When a man brags about likin' work," said Uncle Eben, "he finds dat everybody is willitT to help him have a good time." —Washington Star. NOT A CHEAP WORKER Farmer—"l'll give you $5 a month and vouF board." Applicant—"Aw, sbuckS* AVhat do you think I am, a college graduate!"— Philadelphia Bulletin. —______ \ , FORTUNE TELLER'S MISTAKE Fortune Teller—"l can see money coming to you and no sickness whatever." Client —"That's funny. I'm the new doctor on the floor below!"— Kansas City Star. THE HORESHOE PASSING? "The automobile must eventually supplant the horse." "I suppose so. What part of the machine do you think will take the place of the horseshoe we hang up for luck?" —Louisville Courier-Journal. NEUTRALITY Crawford—"l understand that his matrimonial diffi culties have been settled." Grabshaw —"Yes; wife's relatives have agreed to main taiu strict neutrality."—Life. LOOKED THE PART * "Ma'am, I'm p member of the great army 0 f the unem ployed." "Well, by the looks of you 1 should say you were a veteran."—Philadelphia Ledger. THE SAME SHAPE Tourist lin village notion store)—"Whaddya got in the shape of automobile tires?" Saleslady—"Funeral wreaths, life-preservers, invalid cushions and doughnuts."—Judge. • . ! ' PLAYS SAFE Crawford—"How do you get your wife to believe what' you say when you come home late?" Crabsljaw—"l first listen to what she accuses me of doing, and then I own up to it."—Judge. THE MODERN CHILD Hostess (at children's party)—" How would you chil dren like to play London Bridge?" Miss De Style (age fourteen)—"We would much .prefer a game of auction, if you don't mind."-—Puek. THE WIDEAWAKE LANDLORD Tenant —"Our house is in very had shape. One of the walls has bulged out several inches." Landlord—"ls that so? Then as the house is larger, I'll have to raise your zent."^—Boston Transcript. THE WHOLE BODY NEEDSPURE BLOOD The bones, the mußcles, and all the organs of the body depend for their strength and tone and healthv action on pure blood. Hood's Sarsaparilla makes pure blood. It is positively unequaled in the treatment of scrofula, catarrh, rheu matism, dyspepsia, loss of appetite, that tired feeling. There is no other medicine like it. Be sure to get Hood's and get it to-day. It is sold by all druggists. Adv. | Tongue-End Top ics | Franklin Weirick, Journalist The death in Selinsgrove this week of the venerable Franklin Weirick, journalist and politician, recalls to the many friends of the late editor the days of '6l, wheu the Nort\i and the South began tt clash in the great Civil war. Weirick then was editor of the Selinsgrove "Times" and as such lit erally "took his life in his own hands'' by expressing through the editorial columns of his newspaper his warm personal feeling toward the Southern ers. Frank 11. Kekleman, now a super visor of Harrisburg's streets, under Commissioner Lynch, then was a "printer's devil" in the "Times" of fice. To-day lie recounted a number of incidents in which the editor barely es caped death at the hands of enraged L nionists an< how Weirick s South ern blood almost cost him his print shop. * » » Plan to Burn His Building Weirick, in his writings, always was terse, and he had the ability of flaying the bitterest of hisXneinies in but a lew words When the feeling the North against the South was most bit ter, the "Times'' came out with an editoiial that was most displeasing to a band of the Selinsgrove men who were about to enlist. On the evening of that day Weirick remained-in the newspaper office, l'lans were laid to firo the building. Oil-soaked lags, bags of straw and pitchpine sticks were placed around it and as the torch was | about to be applied, a visitor took the j leadership of the gang and halted the work. The new leader announced that Weirick was but a tenant iu the print ing building and tnat the structure was owned by a secret organization, which would suiter should the building bo burned, whereupon the firebugs de parted. « * * * Editor Escapes Mob A day later Weirick escaped being mobbed only by a narrow margin. The editor had been surrounded by the en raged throng of men, some of whom were prepared to Jell him with clubs and others with stones, and he hail been ordered to give three cheers "for-the " His face was flashed, lie was a trifle nervous, but his grit never left him and he courageously declared: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." A friend of the editor then pre vailed upon the angry mob to let Weir iek off if he would thrice wave his hat. * » * Kept Armed Men About Him That was agree ! upon. The cmwd I sent up three cheers and with each the I editor gave a wave of his hat. A few days later the editor again got into sim- I ilar trouble through his editorial com | mont. It was rumored throughout the j town that the mob had planned an at tack 011 Wci'ick, but it never ina j terialized, presumably because a num j ber of the members of his staff, all ! armed, accompanied him wherever he went, for more than a fortnight. Aft er tlwt the editor's editorials were less bitter. Seven of his employes in the print shop, some time later, got the war fever and all enlisted. The editor ever after was a friend of everybody; in fact, the men who once took offense at his war writings never lost their ad miration for him. A. S. HAMMAN. Gjing Up Student (at the station) —"What! A dollar and a half for an upper? I only paid a dollar last year." Ticket Agent—"l know, but you see there has been an increase in "the berth rate since then."—Cornell W i w. | Household Economy | 8 How to Hare tke Beat Coach S 0 Remedy and Save 12 by 8 8 Maklagr It at Home J Cough medicines, as a rule contain a large quantity of plain svrup. A pint of granulated sugar with % pint of warm water, stirred for 2 minutes, gives you as (rood syrup as money can buy. Then get from vour druggist 2% ounces Pinex (oO cents worth), pour into a pint bottle and till the bottle with sugar svrup. I his sives vou. at a cost of only 54 cents, a full pint of really better cough ■ |X r "P tlla n Vou could buy ready made lor clear saving of nearly $2. Full directions with Pinex. It keeps perfectly and tastes good. It takes hold of the usual cough or chest cold at once and conquers it in 24 hours. Splendid for whooping cough, bronchitis and winter coughs. It's truly astonishing how quickly it loosens the dry, hoarse or tight cough and heals and soothes the inflamed mem branes in the case of a painful cough, ic *i?° sto P 8 the formation of phlegm in the throat and bronchial tubes, thus end ing the persistent loose cough. Pinex is a highly concentrated com pound of genuine Norway pine extract, combined with guaiacol, and has been used for generations to heal inflated membranes of the throat and cheat. To avoid disappointment, ask your druggist for 2V4 ounces of Pinex," and 2?"iL?w pt elsi> - A guarantee or absolute satisfaction, or money nrompt- SSt_ with this preparation. The Pinex Co., Ft Wayne, W. PEOPLE'SCOLUMN The Star-Independent does sol make lt»elf responsible for opinions expressed in this column. PLEA FOR "HARDSCRABBLE" Dr. Kalbfui Hopes Residents Will Get Fair Prices For Their Properties Editor, the Star-Independent. . Dear Bil—My attention has just been caljed to the fact that three gent lemen of this city have been appointed to view and appraise the properties loi. eated in that part of Harrisburg on the river front lying between Herr and Calder streets, and known as "Haril scralbble," the purpose being to make some arrangement through which the houses on the river side of Front street may be removed and an open river front be given those who reside on the op[>osite side of that street. The undoubted purpose of this action is to beautify and benefit all of HarriSl'ourg and ifq one, I am sure, who is truly in terested in the welfare of our city will seriously object to this proposition if a just uml fair return is made to those who may at this time own these prop erties that arc to be removed. Many of the homes in "Hardscrab ble" may not be of that standard of elegance, eithei; internal or external, maintained by other homes along. Front street, and they may be, as some onv has said, an "eye sore" to the resi dents of Front street who are used to better things; still these "Hardscrab ble" properties are comfortable, if not impressive, and are to the people who own or occupy them perhaps all they have in this world. Many of the resi dents of this section were born there; they have lived there all their lives; their capital, what liFtle that may be, is invested their business is there. When and their fathers settled in that place " Hardscra.bble" was on the outskirts of Harrisburg; now through no fault of these people the city has grown beyond them, and will continue to grow, as it should do. Front street should be made beauti ful, but not at the expemse entirely of those who may happen to live" in " Hardserabble" at this time, and 1 am sure that hut few of our people, if any, will question the right of these gentle men who have been selected to adjust this matter to act in such manner as will bring a full return of value to those who are to part with their homes for the beautification of Front street. I believe th'e great majority of our citizens would be perfectly satisfied to have these gentlemen, who will act an appraisers of these properties, fix a valuation thereon that will enable those who may be turned from their homes to purchase equally good properties elsewhere. The true value of these homes is not simply the appraised value of the real estate, that may have been fixed for a purpose, but instead, in the value ot such property to the owner, consider ing his location and his business, be cause of that location, a-ndyl sincerely hope that all differences regWding this proposed change may be adjusted in a way that will not in after years bring regrets to these who may take a part in this adjustment, or to those who mar live either ujfon Front street or in anv other part of this city. This simply meuins that we shall treat others as we would have them treat us. Put yourself in their place. I am sure that the majority of our people in Harrisburg will not b» satis fied to ruin any man that the city as a whole may be benefited. Respectfully yours, i Joseph Kalbfus. Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 24, 1915. SAVES TBAIN FROM BOULDER Operator Unable to Budge It, Flashes Warning Pottsville, Pa., Fe>b; 25.—While a Reading railway [jassenger train was rushing toward Wet'herill .1 unction yes terday, Joseph Zcigler, a telegraph oper ator, was frantically trying to move from the tracks a five-ton' bouldeiAvhich had rolled down from the mountains. Zeigler discovered the boulder while on his way to work and, after trying half an hour and succeeding in mov ing it only a few inches, he ran to a nearby tower and flashed a warning over the wires. By emergency measures all danger to passengers was avoided. . Saturday, February 27th, Our Semi-Annuat Sale Ends It has been the most successful sale we have ever held and as a matter of course, while some styles are all sold out—others have a few pairs remaining. We have taken these small lots, about 1,000 pairs, in Men's and Women's, values up to $5.00, put them into a section for quick selling and you OC may have your choice of any pair in the lot at '!.. tp£»OD These are in various styleß, all leathers, and about all sizes in the lot but not all sizes in any one style. The Same Privilege of Exchange er Refood of Money as When Sold at Full Price VERY SPECIAL About 260 pairs, mofetly women's, slightly shop worn, of $3.00, <J»I r A $3.50 and $4.00 shoes. Your choice at, per pair, This is an opportunity that comes to you only twice a year and is worthy of your attention. Not a thing wrong with these shoes. Guaranteed? Why cer tainly—we do not sell anything we do not guarantee. Patent leather excepted. Children's $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50 shoes, your choice at, (£1 A A per pair ipI.UU Children's 25c hose, sizes 4 to 6, per pair 10^ It's "house cleaning" time with us. YOU win by getting good shoes at low prices—WE win by cleaning up stocks. - JERAULD SHOE CO. 310 Market "THE QUALITY StORE" Remarkable Special Values For Friday Only EXCEPTIONAL—Your ed choice of any Ladies', Misses' and even, medium weight cloth that is Juniors' Winter Coats in the store, easily bleached—regularly Bc. Spe *rßre s lo < $13.50 and *17.50, cial for Friday at, per yard, ftl/ gk special for Friday at, each, jj»ej QQ ' ® /4 V . ,v)c large all-over Kimono-ileeve Ladles' Brown Mannot Fur Coat Aprons—made of a good quality —sl*e 38—full length, with large percale and gingham stripes and shawl collar of genuine Beaver— checks in light and dark colors, only one of these left formerly Special for Friday at, each, $135. Very special for Friday at omy SSO 0-4 Bleached Sheeting good weight and nice even cloth—easily All our Children's Winter Coats washed—a 30c value. Special for are now selling at ONE-HALF Friday at, per yard, PRICE. A new variety of China and Seco J®*' F1 » nl " 1 ' *>" and Silk Waists assorted colors all s ™°\ h h sizes—an extra value at $1.50. with the wool to keep it from shrink- Special for Friday at .... QQ yard Friday 50c Flannelette Dressing Sacques, M „,„ lft . , all beautiful patterns. Special for „ „ .. and ' 2 t Colored Fridav at om Border Handkcrchlefe. Special for Cretonnes of excellent quality in , Friday—n #W S f clal for JSS for rZty- * 50c quality at. per yard, OA/, 50c Krade-sizc '« only, at 35^ ~ ... . "5c grade—sizes 14, 15, 17 only, 15c quality at, per yard, at White Dutch Curtains with Men's Flannelette Pajamas spe- Valance—made of a splendid quality cial for Friday voile—just the thing for bedroom s , .... „, _ , . curtains. Special for Friday at, per 8100 srade—: 3l2o ' ' only ' a * P alr 69^ Lot of slightly imperfect Rubber only ' at 4 • SI.OO Door Matr—size lOSBQ. Special for Friday at, each 7Sc Mlrtd y Ties - all silk, in white, myrtle and navy only. Special for EXTRAORDINARY —To close Fnda y at, each 37%^ out, we offer 35c and :50c qualities of Floor Oil Cloth special for Fri- - 5c ! " lrt 3®c A'l Silk Crepe Bows day at, per yard, . . special for Friday at . . 10£ $1.35 large double bed size Bed Spreads, heavy weight, hemmed, Lot of French VM. Lace? and In splendid Marseilles patterns. Special sertions, regularly 10c and lUiic for Friday at values excellent patterns. Very special for Friday at, per yard, 15c Quality Bleached Turkish ~ , Towel", good size and weight—ready sizes of discontinued styles of for use. Special for Friday at, each, Corsets to be closed out special for Friday. 50c Embroidered Voiles, 40 inches $1.50 Corsets at C J QJ) wide—white, embroidered in neat $3.00 Corsets at 2»1 designs in one and two color com- JPX.^SO binations. Special for Friday at, por $3.00 Corsetr at . . $2.00 y 50c Mercerized Table Damask, 01 Every Corset perfect all good inches wide—a splendid, serviceable y ' quality and a choice lot of patterns EngHsh Twilled Tape, U inch 1° i e if . j° m " Spccial for lday wide only 10-yd. rolls regular at, per yara 10c quality soft chamois finish Longcloth, 30 inches wide—an ele 3 Cakes of Palm Olive Soap FREE gant cloth for general use—lo-yard with one jar of Palm Olive Cold pieces. Very special for Friday at, Croam—a regular 05c value for pcrplece '-v L. W. COOK WATER BANNED IN VINEGAR j State Supreme Court Upholds the Rul-1 lng of Judge MoCarrell The use of water as an ingredient j in the manufacture of vinegar is an adulteration and a violation of the pure food laws, so the State Supreme court has decided in the case of Charles W. Burtnett, a Harrisbnrg Wholesale mer chant, who in amicable proceedings was the defendant in a test case. In SJ decidiig the appellate court has at-1 firmed the decision of Judge S. J. M. McOarreljl, of Dauphiti county. Chemists and other experts were among the witnesses who testified for the defense when tlic case was tried in the Dauphin eounty courts. They held that the addition of water at the time, of the cider fermentation was absolute ly necessary, arguing that otherwise the vinegar would have been s i stron; ns to be unfit for use unless "weak ened.'-' LAWYERS' PAPEK BOOKS Printed at this ollice in best style, at lowest prices and on short notice.