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THE STAR-INDEPENDENT (Etlablithtd in 1876) . Published by THB STAR PRINTING COMPANY. Star.lndependent Building, 19-20-22 South Third Street, Harrleburf, Pa.. ■vary l«tnin| Except Sunday. O/ficert; Virtelort: •duamin F. Menus. J OHK l. L. Kuhn, President. Wl* WALIXJWIR, TT> ti-.... Vice President. W "' K " W*. K. Miters, Secretary and Treasurer. W*. W. Wallow**. Wm H. Warner, V. Hummel Bekohaus, Jj» . Business Manager. Editor. AH communications should be addressed to Star Independent, Business, Editorial. Job Printing or Circulation Department, According to the subject matter. .Entered at the Post Office in Harrisburg as second-class matter. Benjamin & Kentnor Company, New York and Chicago Representatives. Hew York Office, Brunswick Building, 225 Fifth Avenue. Chicago Office, People's Gas Building. Michigan Avenue. Delivered hy carriers at 6 centa a week. Mailed to subscribers for Three Dollars a year in advauce THE STAR. INDEPENDENT The paper with the largest Home Circulation In Harrisburg and •earbv towns. Circulation Examined by 1 THB ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN ADVERTISERS. ~~ TELEPHONES: BELL Private Branch Exohange, .... • No. 3200 CUMBERLAND VALLEY private Branch Exohange, - No. 845-246 I ' • Saturday, May 8, 1915. MAY Sun. Moil. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. 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— Last Quarter, 6th; New Moon, 13th; First Quarter, 21st; Full Moon, 28th. WEATHER FORECASTS ' ' V Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair and »V ' slightly cooler to-night and Sunday. Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair and somewhat cooler to-night and Sunday. u Moderate west winds. YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG Highest, 73; lowest, 54; 8 a. m., 59; 8 p. m., 71. A TIME FOR SELF-RESTRAINT The greatest immediate danger that confronts the United States as a result of the sinking, presumably by a German torpedo, of the Cunard liner, Lusitania, with the loss of hundreds of lives including those of scores of Americans, is that American public opin ion, incensed at the outrage, shall be too precipitate in making up its mind what United States ought to do about it. The wisest and most patriotic Ameri cans will counsel patience and self-restraint among sll the people to avert anything like a tidal-wave of resentment which might force the Government to action which would not be for the best interests of this nation. President Wilson and his official advisers at this writing have wisely refrained from making any public utterances outlining their ideas of the sink ing of the great steamship and the loss of American lives. Fortunately the good man in the White House has the forebearance and self-restraint which is so necessary in times like these. He and his advisers happily can be depended upon to weigh the facts of the case sanely and temperately and ultimately to reach a conclusion, on a basis of wisdom and jus tice, as to the proper course for the United States to pursue,—if only those of the American people who are quickest to anger can be restrained from arous ing the public indication to a pitch which would make calm, conservative judgment ineffective. American patriotism can best be shown at this time by self-restraint on the part of the people,— pending a dispassionate determination of a course of Governmental action to be reached when every thing is known and carefully weighed in the light of justice and humanity,—rather than by an insistent demand for precipitate action. MOTHERS' DAY IN THE CHURCHES Motherhood will be the theme of many sermons in churches of this city to-morrow. Hymns having references to mother-love, a love which has in spired many writers of sacred songs, will be sung by choirs and by congregations. In some churches mothers will actively participate in the services of the day. In all they will be specially remembered. The day will be Mothers' Day. Since the suggestion was made not many years ago that the second Sunday in May be set aside as Mothers' Day the idea has been finding favor in sll parts of the country. Especially in this state, the birthplace of the idea, is the day appropriately observed. It is fitting that in this, the capital city, the occasion should be extensively celebrated to morrow as announcements of the local churches promise it is to be. Mothers' Day is not distinctively a church holi day, yet it is largely such. There is a close rela tionship between religion and mother-love. Neither could amount to a great deal in a human being if the other were lacking. There is that which is sacred about motherhood which makes it an appro priate topic for sermons and songs -in places of worship. White carnations will be the simple symbols of the occasion. There will he nothing elaborate about the observance of Mothers' Day. The time is not Dne for display and parade. Some children, young And old, will have the companionship of their moth ers while others will have the remembrances of nothers departed. In either case the truest ob servance of the day will be in the quiet and peace of the home. Children are careless sometimes about giving out ward assuranceVjf filial love. Mothers' Day serves J RAERISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING. MAY 8. 1915. as a reminder. The churches will not be the place* where the deepest affections for mothers will be manifested, but they will be the places where mem bers of congregations will get special evidence, through sermons and hymns, that those affections are in them awaiting expression. GROWING INTEREST IN STATE'S TREES So great has been the interest in forestry in the last two years in this state that the edition of "Pennsylvania Trees," a bulletin prepared at the State Forestry Department and printed by the State, is entirely exhausted and an effort is now beiug made to have the volume reprinted, there having been more than two thousand requests made for copies in the last six months. This sudden waking up on the subject of fores try in Pennsylvania is due chiefly to two things,— the studied efforts of the Forestry Department to bring the subject to the attention of the state in an interesting and intelligent way, and the fact that there is great need of reforestration in many coun ties, which makes those who contemplate planting trees wish to be well informed on the subject. Added to these are the pleas made by Governor Brumbaugh and Superintendent Schaeffer for the observance of Arbor Days throughout the state, thus keeping the subject pretty well before the people. The volume in question contains a complete and concise description of all the trees indigenous to the state, written by experts in forestry and botany, and is considered invaluable as furnishing all the information necessary for the planting and care of trees. A bill is now before a legislative committee pro viding for the republication of 20,000 volumes of this useful bulletin, and the demand for it is such that its republication is justified. State money expended in this direction is money well expended and the returns to the state would he manifold. Nothing is unsinkable when a German torpedo hits it. There is likely to be a falling off now in bookings for transatlantic voyages. Perhaps more attention will be paid to future advertise ments of the Imperial German Embassy. It is hard to understand how any military advantage was gained by the torpedoing of the Lusitania. The Wall Street bulls do not seem to have so much con fidence in a "war market" when the effects of the war come so close to home. TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN WHO WOULD PULL THE ROPE? It seems unfortunate at times that rival Mexican gen erals can't hang together.—Washington Post. A LONG GRIND "Mill life is hard, isn't itf" "Well, in its nature it is a life of grinding toil." —Balti- more American. SURE OP ONE THING "Is .Tiggs reliable f" "To a fault. You may be sure that he will never koep his word."—Buffalo Express. HE CAN'T LOSE That Long Island man who is 24 years behind with his alimony and has no money will be ahead of the game, even if he is sent to jail for life.—Washington Herald. WHITMAN'S STATUS As an evidence of how Governor Whitman of New York has dropped in the public estimate he is now described as "a Vice Presidential possibility."—Nashville Banner. CAN YOU BEAT IT? "You say you have no references as a cook. How is that!" "Well, you see, mum, I've always stayed in wan place until the people died."—Boston Transcript. THE MAIL PROM DAUGHTER "What is in the mail from daughterf" asked mother eagerly. "A thousand kisses," answered father, grimly, "and 16 handkerchiefs, two waists and four batches of ribbons for you to wash and mend."—Kansas City Journal. ANOTHER WAR SCARE BLOWS UP There is no truth in the report that the Japs have estab lished a military base at Osborne, a Central Branch town. Those two brass cannon just received at Osborne were do nated to that city by the Government and came from the arsenal a tßock Island, 111. The guns have been mounted in front oT the Court House at Osborne.—Atchison Globe. IMPORTANT INFORMATION At an "information test" in a Baltimore high school a few days ago some of the answers were these: "Watchful Waiting is a Christian hymn." "The Bear Who Walks Like a Man is an orang-utan." "Busy Bertha is a prehistoric animal shown in moving pictures." "Tommy Atkins is a famous baseball pitcher." "Sir Isaac Newton invented moving pictures." "Maid of Orleans is a kind of molasses candy." "Lord Kitchener is some kind of an Englishman." Kansas City Star. MUTUAL HELP "Say, old man," quoth the farmer, "I wish you'd train my son to be a lawyer in your office. There's nothing in farming." "I'll do it," assented the lawyer, "provided you'll take my son on your farm. There's nothing in the law." Kansas City Journal. NATURAL-HISTORY NOTE Bull Moose—a once formidable animal that now eats out of the elephant's feed-box.—Washington Post. THE SAFER PLACE American ships at sea are not permitted quite the sense of security that an interned vessel enjoys.—Washington Post. WOMAN'S FAVORITE REFORM A woman may undertake other up lift work, bnt her fa vorjte reform movement consists in changing her husband's habits of life.—Atchison Globe. THE WISH OF AN" ABSENTEE W hen the Roosevelt-Barnes films are shown, we want to b« risht tkere on the front seat.—Colambia State. SPRING MEDICINE Hood's Sarsaparllls, the Great Blood Purifier, Is the Best Spring sickness comes in some de gree to every man, woman and child in our climate. It is that run-down condition of the system that results from impure, im poverished, devitalized blood. It is marked by loss of appetite and that tired feeling, and in many cases by some form of eruption. The best way to treat spring sick ness is to take Hood's Sarsaparilla. This old reliable family medicine puri fies, enriches and revitalizes the blood. It ia an all-the-year-round alterative and tonic, and is absolutely the best Spring medicine. Get your blood in good condition at once—now. Delay inav be dangerous. Ask your druggist for Hood's Sarsapa rilla, and insist on having it, for noth ing else can take its place.—Adv. [Tongue-End Topics | Cunningham Once a Reporter State Highway Commissioner Cun ningham,Resides knowing how to build roads, is an old newspaper man. He served for years with the Pittsburgh "Leader." Mr. Cunningham was what is called the "star reporter" on the "Leader," and he was sent out after the big stories for that paper when tho Nevins were its publishers. At that time the "Leader" was what its name implies in Pittsburgh journalism. When E. S. Kevin started the Pittsburgh "Times," Mr. Cunningham was sent to head the staff of the new journal, and it was a success from the start. Later, when'the "Times" was sold to the late Chris L Magee, in the changes that followed Mr. Cunningham relinquished newspaper work and took up other oc cupations, being very successful. He served in the Pennsylvania Senate for one session, that of 1907, but re signed in 1908, so that his life in pub lic station has been comparatively brief. Commissioner Cunningham is not ed for enjoying a wider acquaintance in Pittsburgh than any other state of ficial. * • * Senator Parley an Old Printer Senator Richard V. Parley, of Phila 'delphia, is forty-two years old and has been a practical printer for almost thirty years. He began his apprentice ship at the trade when he was but thir teen years old and he has been a print er ever since. Senator Parley has often been honored by the printers, serving as delegate to National Union meetings. He is on the Executive Committee at present. He also is prominent in Red Men Circles being an officer of the state lodge. He is one of the quietest men in the Senate and seldom has anything to say but he watches legis lation keenly and especially that re lating to labor. ♦ * • Panama Canal Losing Money The first eight months of operation of the Panama Canal have not yielded a profit to the government notwith standing that traffic has been better than had been expected in view of the European war. From July 1, 1914, and ending MaVch 1, 1915, the canal showed a loss of $261,098, the deficit being mainly chargeable to the high cost of operation and maintenance. Dur ing the period mentioned the canal earned $2,334,515 in tolls while the charge for operation and maintenance was $2,595,613, the government thus losing approximately 10 per cent. Un der operation and maintenance are in cluded all the diversified expenditures necessary for keeping the canal open to traffic and a prorated part of the ex penses on civil government, sanitation and general administration. More than a third of the total overhead expense of the canal is charged, to operation and maintenance. * • • Skeleton Blown Out of Grave One of the huge German 42-centi meter shells opened a grave in the lit tle cemetery in the village of Riche Bourg St. Vaaste recently and, explod ing, lifted a coffin and the skeleton therein fifty feet in the air where bones and splintered wood caught and hung on the side of the church tower. Wind and rain hav e come, but part of the skeleton still depends from the tower, rattling and swaying in the breeze. A correspondent of The Associated Press, motoring along the British lines, saw the strange sight, perhaps the oddest freak of shell fire of the war. Parts of the skeleton, whose, nobody knows (for the villagers have fled) has dropped to the church yard below, but enough of the bones remain in mi'dair to be iden tified as those of a human being. Music at Market Square The music at the morning service at Market Square Presbyterian church, will be: Prelude, intermezzo, Dunham; In Springtime, Hollins; anthem, "Seek the Lord," Bridge; offertory, Chanson de Mai, Borowski; postlude, Allegret to, from Op. 63, Volkman. The evening music: Prelude, three sketches, (a) Prelude, (b) Idylle, (c) A'ndante, Merkel; anthem, "Sweet Is Thy Mercy,Barnby; offertory, Mad rigale, Simonetti; Postlude, postlude in P, Lemaigre. Same Old Friend Some time ago a young woman mar ried the second time, and it chanced that while on the honeymoon she stop ped at the same hotel where she was a guest on her first wedding trip. "Charles," remarked the bride, ad dressing the waiter as she sat at the table, "please pass me the butter." "Yes, ma'am," obediently answered the waiter, shoving along the dish. "But my name is not Charles." "Excuse mo, Charles," smiled the bride. "It is my mistake," and then, tasting her bread, she reflectively add ed, "You may not be the Same old waiter, but this |b certainly the same iold butter." —Philadelphia Telegraph. SIGNS BILL REORGANIZING STATE'S LAW DEPARTMENT Governor Attaches Signature to Meas ure Requiring All Commonwealth's Legal Business to Be Transacted by Attorney General's Offlce Under the provisions of a bill ap proved by tlh-e Governor last evening for the reorganization of the Attor ney General's Department, t'he entire legal business of the State will ibe con ducted in t'he <lepartment, and not scat tered far and wide as heretofore. It 'has been the custom for departments and division? which have occasion to institute prosecutions or legal proceed ings of a civil character to go outside of the Attorney General's Department for counsel, paying for such service ouit of tllie receipts of the department. To such an extent had t'his practice gone tihat invany thousands of dollars were expended outside of the regular legal department. Attorney General ißrown, in the new ilfiw, has thrown all of the legal business into his department, and outside counsel will no longer be em ployed. The now bill provides for a first dep uty at $7,000, a deputy at $6,000, two deputies at $5,000 each, two deputies at $3,500 each, private secretary at $3,500, three law clerks at $3,000 each, five stenographers at $1,200 each, messenger at $1,200 and a telephone operator at S9OO. All deputies are to be appointed by Phe Governor. In addition the Attorney General may employ spe cial attorneys, but may not spend over $20,000 per year. Phe act also carries $2,000 for salaries to June 30. The act is designed to make effective the centralization of the legal business of the State. Tho Parley Senate bill, providing t'hat all elevators 'be equipped with air cushions was vetoed by the Governor for tthe reason that a restriction to one class of safety devices would work a hardship, and tihat the act does not provide for punisihment of officials or directors of corporations guilty of viola tions. The Governor vetoed the Spangler House bill, validating any acts of a cor poration between issunnce of letters pat ent and recording of charters, holdiag that the implication of the bill is too wide. The Milliron bill to establish a Stats IBuroau of Vocational Education was approved and is designed to carry out the Governor's ideas on t'hat subject. It establishes the bureau in the Depart ment of Public Instruction, and ar ranges for two divisions, agricultural and industrial, each under a chief at $4,000, two supervisors at $2,000 and two stenographers. The Governor signed these House bills: Providing for alteration of counties to straigihteu boundaries, the bill being designed to enable Philadelphia to take in 200 acres of (Montgomery, under cer tain procedure. Regulating appeals from accounts of borough controllers. Authorizing'boroughs to make aippro priations to libraries. Regulating accounts in estates not exceeding S3OO. Authorizing Williamsport to acquire and maintain a dam. Amending act relative to diwharge of prisoners under insolvency act in cer tain oases. Fixing fee of appraisers in estates at $5 per day. Appropriating $23,847.24 to Foun tain Springs State hospital. The Governor signed these Senate | bills: Fixing salaries of court criers, inter preters ajid tipstaves in counties con taining between 250,000 and 1,000,000 population. Reviving act of i.May 22, 1878, relat ing to banking companies, so tihat they may bring suit for recovery of 'property. Amending act of May *l4, 1874, by extending jurisdiction to persons hav ing an undivided interest in land or eoa'l or timber thereon, giving rigiht to compel jartition. Providing t'hat debt of a borough or township annexed by a city tfhaill be as sumed Iby t'he consolidating municipal ity. Validating bonds of any school dis trict issued since May 19, 181 launder prescribed conditions. The Governor also signed the resolu tion requesting all officers of State de partments to purchase and specify prod ucts of the United States and that the various counties, cities, boroughs, town fill ips, Boards of Education and School Boards and boards of public and private institutions be urged to do the same and a resolution for printing 50,000 copies of t'he act to prevent desecra tion of t'he flag. First Week of Clean-Up Ends The first week of Harrisburg's clean up came to a close to-day, the men working above Kelker street. The schedule for the collections next week will be the surae as this week. Al though the collections are not expect ed to be as heavy as this week, yet the reduction company anticipates plenty of work. An estimated total of 200 loads of waste material was hauled away yesterday. There were twenty loads of garbage, one dead horse and two dead dogs. Municipal League to Hire Expert Following a discussion on the isle of safety and public comfort station on Market square by the executive committee of the Municipal League, the secretary was instructed to engage the services of Bion J. Arnold, of Chi cago, a noted traction and terminal expert, to discuss and consider the league's plans. Gets Fingers Severed In Feed Grinder Loganville, May B.—Gladius Spren kle, while helping her brother to grind feed for the pigeons, in a grain mill, had her left hand caught in a garin mill and badly lacerated. Several of the fingers were severed at the first joint. PIIES CURED AT HOME BY HEW ABSORPTION METHOD f you suu'er from bleeding, itching, olind or protruding Piles, send me your address, and I will tell you how to cure yourself at home by the new absorption treatment; and will also sen", some of this home treatment free for trial, with references from your own locality if re quested. Users report immediate relief and speedy cures. Send no money, but tell others of this offer. Write to-day to Mrs. M. Summers, Box P, Notra Dame, Ind. Adv. THE GLOBE We Reservedly Pause in The Midst of Our Business Labors to Pay a Tribute to Mothers' Day E7OND remembrances of Mother love and * devotion prompts us to print this beau tiful poem by C. T. Byrne. I am gazing through the twilight Of a day that's soon to close, And the busy world around me Seems to join me in repose; I can see the golden sunshine Of my youth now gone before, And my playmates calling to me Over there on Childhood's shore. I am roaming through the woodland Where the leaves are gold and brown, «. I can hear the children singing London Bridge is falling down; I can see their happy faces As they played when school was o'er, How my heart aches to be with them Over there on Childhood's shore. A 8 the twilight turns to darkness And my eyes begin to fill, As I gaze upon a cabin Over yonder on the hill; Where a loving voice is calling As it called in days of yore. The voice of my dear mother Over there on Childhood's shore. THE GLOBE Skiing on the Water. The ski is recommended as both l life saving device and u plensure craft, combining safety with novelty. It can not sink, makes better speed than a swimmer and docs not tire the rider as ewmnikir tioes. It is more practicable for long distances and can go through wnter where there is a heavy under tow, as it sits so high in the water that it is not caught in the grip of the undercurrent as the legs of the swim mer are. It doesn't take a long time to master, as the surf board does; re quires no skill in balancing and stick ing on and has the great advantage ol being equipped with a motive power, whereas the ordinary surf board must be pushed and paddled out to sea be fore it can be ridden in.—Outing. Where Art Ceases. All art is a matter of nature or life acted ui»on by man; a part taken out of its accidental surroundings and given artistic fonn. At either side of the field of true art is a waste place where art ceases to have beauty. And the waste on the one side is reached when the artist becomes so enamored of life that he forgets to interpret, to give artistic form, and only brings" forth a photographic image, while the waste on the other side is reached when the artist perfects hH form but forgets to put life into it—Sheldon Cheney. The Proper Kind. "I will give the boys' athletic club »n acrobatic lunch today." "What is that?" ' "One consisting of turnovers."—Bal Hmore American. 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A scrupulously clean cage, fresh water and seed every day, greens of some sort—lettuce, eel- I er.v, plantain—once or twice a week, | and enforced abstinence from sweet biscuits and other odds and ends that are often fed to birds—thesa details Insure health and. therefore, happiness to the caged bird. Perhaps the fact that it is caged, that it has sn few ways of making its wants known, should make its owner more careful of its health than she would be even of the health of a dog or cat.—New York i Sun. Picturaa In Gardens. i Above most other arts, landscape i architecture is based on nature, and the art. chould be practiced on natural lines. The evolution of growing things, | the development of distinct types of | effect, although greatly varied, can ba, ; and should be, made to bear th« stamp alike of definite, though perhaps instinctive, ideas throughout the vari j ous kinds of landscape gardening, whether it be a park, an estate, a vil lage garden or a window box. It should make a fine picture, no matter how small or how large.—New York | Telegram. • The Real Need. Book Agent—This book will teach you hovr to economize. The Victim— That's no good to me. What I need is a book to tench me how to live without •ronomlzir<.—Philadelphia Ledger.