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THESTAR-INDEPENDENT The paper with the largest Home Circulation in Harrisburg ana larby towns Circulation Examined by THB ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN ADVERTISERS. TELEPHONES BELL rtvate Branoh Eiohante. - No. 3250 CUMBEHLAND VALLEY rlvate Breach Exchange, . . . . - No. 245-246 Friday, March 19, 1915. i-r, . rz . MARCH Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Frl. Sat. 1 2 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 29 30 31 MOON'S PHASES— Full Moon, Ist, 31st; Last Quarter, Bth; New Moon, 15th; First Quarter, 23D. P J* WEATHER FORECASTS Harrisburg and vicinity: Cloudy and unsettled weather to-night and Satur- day with probably occasional rain; not y much change in temperature. Eastern Pennsylvania: Generally fair over northern portion to-night and Bat urday; unsettled in south portion with w probably rain or snow. YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG Highest, 45; lowest, 27; 8 a. m., 30; 8 p. m., 41. HARRISBURG GOING AHEAD Harrisburg, with the rest of the nation, can rea nablv look at once for better things iu the line of dustry and business than it has seen in recent onths, and, indeed, there are signs which indicate at in many ways Harrisburg soon may be a little ire favored than the average industrial commim y in the matter of business improvement. It has in some ways been a hard winter indus ially for this community. The conditions of un nployment have been serious, but there are more an mere hopes to bank on in figuring that these nditions are soon to be materially relieved. There definite assurance of a good many more jobs, lis assurance, moreover, is not based alone on the ct that the normal annual amount of out-of-door jrk is to start about April 1. In addition to work of sewer construction, street ,ving and repairing and the completion of the rer wall, river dam and the Paxtang creek job, d other municipal or semi-municipal jobs, posi rv assurance is given that the contract will be let a few days for the construction of the $750,000 unberland Valley Railroad bridge, across the Sus lehanna river from this city; that the great Penn- Ivania Railroad freight receiving station and its twork of tracks in South Harrisburg, not yet irted save for the grading, will be completed in e present year, and that the big plant of the nnsylvania Steel Company in Steelton is getting share of the returning activity in the steel indus r, while large orders for war materials have been sponsible for the plans to extend the plants of the irrisburg and Pipe Bending Works and the >rton Truck and Tractor Company. These are but a few of the larger of the industrial tivities assured for Harrisburg in the immediate ;ure. There might also be mentioned among ler things, building operations of more than ordi ry importance including the construction of a big w plant for the Hickok works, a long footbridge ross the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks at Division •eet, the construction of several large warehouses, lich will cost in the aggregate at least several ndred thousand dollars, and numerous smaller ilding enterprises. All of these things are worth reviewing if fo,r no ler reason than to remind Harrisburg that it by means has drifted into a state of lethargy. liar burg is going right ahead and it doesn't hurt its ople to be reminded of it with the recitation of bstantial facts to prove it. EITHER A JOKE OR A PITY Siuuerous witticisms based 011 wartime eondi ns are at present appearing in London news sers. They take the form sometimes of paid ad •tisements and sometimes of "letters to the edi- Often they are heavily charged with satire 1 seldom do they lack meaning. Perhaps the English arejmrsting forth in lighter n to get some relief from the dull seriousness of r dispatches. Perhaps, too, they are exercising tir talents in desperate efforts to measure up to pling's compliment designating them as "the ty humorous race." Whatever the reason, the tes ire abundant. One must therefore use dis ition in reading extracts from London news pers, that one does not spoil a good joke by tak ; it seriously or a serious item by treating it as oke. fn the London "Observer" there appeared re itly an odd inquiry for information which has •. ." '• ■ - / v A HARRISBTTRG STAR-INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 19, *1915. been receiving extended publicity. "A Soldier's Widow" desired to know whether it was proper for her to walk at the same time with her two sons, one a captain and the other a private. The replies to this question of etiquette which were published in the "Observer" treated-the njat ter variously. One correspondent, inclined to in dulge in irouy, advised "A Soldier's Widow" to refrain, by all means, from appearing in public with sons of different ranks and to ignore entirely the mere private if she met him while she was iu the company of the superior officer. / Another person, treating the problem with sin cere seriousness and therefore with unconscious humor, assured the troubled widow that she could associate with her two sftns at one time without being guilty of a breach of etiquette, and he cited precedent for such deportment. If "A Soldier's Widow" was a joker merely try ing to start an interesting discussion, she or he cer tainly was successful in drawing forth a tine lot of English witticisms, intended and unintended. If, however, the suspicions of wary readers of London papers are not well founded and the widow really is a woman careful of conventions and in distress because she is confused as to the rules of etiquette, then the matter is not humorous at all. It is pitiful. NO BAREFOOT GIRLS FOR BOSTON The Mayor of Boston has created quite a stir by ordering that society girls who are to give classic dances at a woman suft'rage carnival in that city must either wear stockings for the performance or else not perform. He is quoted as saying that ex posed feet are shocking to public morals, —presum- ably Boston public morals. Despite pleadings from the women, he has held to the contention that Massachusetts is not Greece. He has even inti mated by his action, sad to relate, that Boston does not closely enough resemble Athens to appreciate pure art in its artistic purity. Even the most prudish Bostouians may be able to find nothing improper about a barefoot boy with cheeks of tan. When it comes to a barefoot girl with cheeks of rouge, however, the strictly con ventional ones promptly lift their hands to their faces and call in stern tones for stockings. The Mayor probably satisfied many circumspect persons by issuing his decree against bare feet. He did no harm, perhaps, by his interference except to himself in gaining the disapproval of the carnival managers and that is a personal matter. If he thinks it is best that the dancers wear stockings, and is backed by influential persons in the stand he has taken, then stocking-foot dancing it should 'be. . . When Ruskin said, "gentlemen, for ever, you have to pass barefoot the ford of life," or words to that effect, he made reference to but one of the sexes. Perhaps Ruskin has been read in Boston and the omission noticed. The suffragists are learning that fighting for votes re quires the siflews of war. The rapidity with which autos are being sold in the two shows being held here this week is proof enough in these none to prosperous times that the auto 110 longer is a mere luxury. It is a necessity. Former Governor Tener yesterday saw to it that the Pennsylvania building at the 'Friseo fair was got ready to receive those of us who will take the little jaunt across the continent later in the year. The new fourteen-inch guns on the battleship Penn sylvania are capable of hurling a 1,400-pound projectile for a distance as great as from the river front, H.'irrisburg, to a point four miles the other side of Meehaniesburg. The Cumberland county folk need not worry, however, for it will be many years before dreadnaughts the size of the Pennsylvania will be anchored in this harbor. TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN ONE ADVANTAGE "Anyhow, there's one advantage in., having a wooden leg," said the veteran. "What's that?" asked his friend. "You can hold your socks up with thumb tacks."— Columbia .Tester. HIS IDEA OF IT "Robert," said the teacher to a small pupil, "can you tell me what imagination is?" "Yes, ma'am," replied the little fellow. "Imagination is what makes a fellow think a bee's stinger is three feet long after he gets stung."—Chicago News. TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY "Vou'd better hide somewhere," said the rooster to the i hen; "the boss has an ax in his liaud and lie's laying for you." "Well," said Biddy resignedly, "I presume I have no right to complain; I've been laying for him for a good many years."—Boston Transcript. AN EYE TO BUSINESS Mrs. M. M. Ingham, of Walnut street, yesterday had as a caller a woman with two little daughters. During the ' visit Mrs. Inghain related a story of how a tramp had called at her back door that morning and how she had fed him. "Let's play tramp," suggested one of the girls, "I could eat, too."—Exchange. NO CHANCE Judge—"You admit, then, that you stole the loaf of bread?" Woman Prisoner—"Yes, your honor." Judge—"What have you to say for yourself?" Woman—"Nothing, your honor. If it was lace or jew elry I might plead kleptomania, but we can't work that when it's" bread."—Boston Transcript. JUST A SLIP The telephone rang in the Anderson and Gardner grocery store on Mill street and was answered by one of the clerks. The voice over the wire tinkled sweetly in the ear of the clerk, "Hello, is this Anderson and Gardner's?" "Yes." "Well, send me up two pounds of hypocrites." "Two pounds of what!" "Two pounds of. hypocrites. Send them up to Mrs. Browns ou Shaw street*right away." "You must mean apricots, ma'am." "Well, didn't P say apricots? Two pounds of apricots. What do you suppose I said?"— New Castle News. 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They outwear RIGHT-POSTURE HEALTH SUITS fill the bill completely * wo ordinary suits—the extra'pair of pants giving double and then some—they help your life to the suit. Snappy stvles—all the newest fabrics— boy to grow into strong, vigor- r A to (£1 O KA fancy plaids, nobby checks and neat A A ous manhood, mixtures, «PD.UU J - J>J THE GLOBE " The Friendly Store " [Tongue-End Top icsj The Prosecutor Left Town The prosecuting witness, w colored j man, who was to appear in court and tell a jury 'boSv he had been "sliced up'' by a mau named "Bill'' did not respond when called the other day. Other colored witnesses, however, told the story probably as much in detail as the aggrieved person would have dene, but the jury acquitted "Bill" ( and he went scot free. The person at tacked, witnesses said, had a live-inch gash across the ribs and a stab wound in t'lie breast. "Where is this prosecutor'' a wit ness was asked. "Oh, he's gone for good. Ain't never eomin' back to Harrisburg no mo.' " "Did he say he isn't coming back?" "Oh, no. He didn't say so, but you don't need to Hook fer him anyway," said the witness. "Befor\ dis here fracas lie done told me to te*.l Bin that if Bill ever crossed his path that would be de end of Bill. I told Bill that and he jes sniffed a little .vnd laughed. "Well, this here fellow said de same thing to Sam Smith; and San;, ue told Bill. Well, Bill he said he wasu't skeered and went on about his work just as if uuttin hail happened. .You CURE YOUR COLD IN A FEW HOURS mjlt L FINE "Pape's Cold Com pound" Opens Clog ged Nose and Head and Ends Grippe Relief comes instantly. A dose taken every two hours until three doses are taken will end grippe misery and break up a severe cold either in the head, chest, boity or limbs. It promptly opens clogged-up nos trils and air passages in the head, stops nasty discharge or nose running, relieves sick headache, dullness, fever ishness, sore throat, sneezing, soreness and stiffness. Don't stay stuffed-upT Quit blowing and snuffling! Ease your throbbing head! Nothing else in the world gives such prompt relief as "Pape's Cold Compound," which costs only 25 cents at any drug store. It acts without assistance. Tastes nice, causes no in convenience. Be sure you get- the genuine.—Adv. know Bill? He was working; fo' the West Construction Company; those fel lers that are builden the Paxtang creek. "I don't know how many fellows t'hat man didn't ask to done go an warn Bill dat he was a-eorain.' So, mind you, they met And, oh, my lawdy, what he did git! He war down in the hospital fo' nine days and once they thought about laying him under the ground. That's the reason he ain't coming back to dis here city." ' "Week-end" Abroad Enough for Him Scotchmen have been very loyal in the Kurcpean warfare, but the cry, ''Your King and country need you," does not appeal to a certain Scotch man, who, after traveling to his old home in Dundee with a load of horses for the army, sent a post card to a friend in Harrisburg bearing this mess age: "Have had a trip over home on a horse boat out of Newport News and expect to return this week-end." On the other side of the card is a picture of a Scotchman holding a bot tle of rum 111 each hand and shouting so all might hear, "Scots Wha Hae," which are the first words or a (Scotch war song. Former Congressman Burke Here Formh' Congressman James F. Burke, of Pittsburgh, was before the Board of Pardons this week with an application for the release of a foreigner wiho had killed a policeman, and made one of his old-time eloquent addresses. Years ago Mr. Burke was the official stenog rapher for the Democratic State Com mittee, and never misses a political convention. He afterward became an attache of various Pittsburgh newspa pers. He just naturally drifted into politics after being admitted to the bar, and he cast his lot with the Repub lican party, which sent him to Con gress for six terms. In the last two Congressional sessions he was assistant floor leader to Leader Mann, and his knowledge of parliamentary law was daily called into use in the numerous disputes that arose between the Demo cratic and Republican party leaders. Mr. Burke declined renomination last year, and will attend to his law prai j tice. Speaking of his appearance before , the Board of Pardons, he remarked that he had made it a rule as long as he ! was a member of Congress never to appear as counsel in a case before a United States Court or a State' apel late court, such as the Board of Par dons. , * * * Grim Still With "Old Guard" Former Senator Webster Grim, of Bucks, was in attendance at the legis lative sessions this week and met many of ihis old Democratic friends. Mr. Grim is an "Old Guard" Democrat, and was a candidate for Governor in 1910, ✓ * % I / DON'T CONFOUND these Ladies' Pumps and Oxfords we are offering at $1.98 with those vou usually get at that price. These are our regular $3.50 to $6.00 grades. Simply a clean-up of discontinued styles and broken size lots. Privilege of exchange or refund of money as when sold at full price. JERAULD SHOE CO. 310 Market Street I fthea Tener was elected. ! He was nomi nated at the Allentown convention, but owing to factional differences William H. Berry ran as aoi independent eaudi adte, and between the two Tener woii out by a small majority. Afterward .Mr. Grim was a candidate for the nomi nation for Superior Court Judge on a non-partisan ticket, but again went down to defeat. He still lias faith in the Old Guard belief that it will again get to the top and direct the destinies of the Democratic party. Open a Charge Account Our Spring stock is now complete with a full line of Ladies', Misses', Men's and Boys' wearing apparel on credit at cash prices at terms to suit your con venience. Ladies' and Misses' Suits, $7.98 to $35.00 Ladies' and Misses' Dresses, $6.08 to $25.00 Ladies' and Misses' Coats $5.98 to $20.00 Men's Suits SIO.OO to $25.00 Boys' Suits, $3.50 to $7.50 National Clothing & Furniture Co., SI.OO a | 8 South • rsl.oo a ' Week . Fourth Street Week Judge Umbel Wants a Hearing Action by the House Committee on Judiciary General on the resolution in troduced in the House to investigate Judge R. E. Umbel, of Fayette, -with a view to possible impeachment proceed ings, on the ground that he had en tered into a corrupt compact with H. S. Dunibauld, a Fayette attorney, by which lie agreed to resign in 1917 if Dumlbauld would not institute impeach ment proceedings, has been postponed until next Tuesday at the request of Umbel and Dumbauld, who both desire to be present for hearings at the com mittee meeting.