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HARRISBURG ifiilllfc TELEGRAPH
LXXXIII— No. 70
TO BE TAKEN UP JIT
Represestatives From Throughout
State to Meet
April 6 to 8
CITY IS WELL REPRESENTED
Waste Disposal, City Planning,
Building Factories and Village
Construction to Be Discussed
Interest of large numbers of organi
sations and prominent people of Penn
sylvania ie centering on the convention
to be held in this city April 6, 7 and
8 for the purpose of forming a State
Representatives from practically
every ccunty in the State have signi
lied their inte tion of participating in
the conference which has for its ob
ject the amelioration of conditions of
poverty wherever lound and the im
provement of the housing conditions
of th wage-earners of the State.
Among the earliest acceptances was
one from Governor John K. Tener,
Mayor John K. Royal will also attend
and he has appointed the following
delegatus: William 11. Lynch, com
missioner of streets; William J. Uor
gaa, commissioner of finance: Harry
P. Bowman, commissioner of public
•afety, and M. Harvey Taylor, of the
park department; Charles A. Miller,
city clerk and Dr. J. M. J. Raunlck,
clt yhealth officer.
Sessions In Market Square Churoli
Many other men and women promi
nent In the State will attend the ses
sions of the convention which will be
held In the lecture room of Market
Square Presbyterian Church, procured
through the courtesy of the Harrls
burg Chambe. of Commerce.
Logan McKee, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, of Pittsburgh,
has sent a letter to all civic and com
mercial organizations, mayors of cities,
towns and boroughs, boards of health,
poor directors and all organizations
interested In improved housing condi
tions throughout Pennsylvania ex
plaining the object of the c -ivention.
The Importance- of proper hous
ing for wage-earners and others of
small income cannot be too strong
ly emphasized. The efficiency of
workmen; the quality of (he pro
ducts of factories; 'he health of
the Community and the death
rate, are all directly affected by
housing conditions, as are also
the moral »»ell-belng ol the town,
city. State and nation.
The housing problem is nbt a
local one. It exists in small towns
as well as in the larger cities. The
elimination of the slum is a ques
tion of prime importance to every
citizen in the land. But th° ques
tion does not rest there. The need
for proper r .nitary arrangements
must also be recognized and met,
for, from bad conditions and en
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Supreme Court May Tell
Whether Phone Company
May Cut Off Service
By Associated Press
Washington, March 24.—Whether
telephone companies may cut off ser
vice to an individual because of fail
ure to pay a bill for past service may
be passed upon by the Supreme Court.
Mrs. Adella P. Danaher, of Little
Rock, Ark., has obtained a judgment
for $6,300 damages against the South
western Telegraph and Telephone
Company for cutting off her telephone
service for sixty-three days. The com
pany appealed to the Supreme Court
for a reversal and the court has taken
the case under advisement. Mrs.
Danaher filed a brief prepared by her
The telephone company claimed
that Mm. Danaher owed it four dollars
tor two months rental. She claimed
she had paid '.his rental and held re
ceipts therefore. .
Late News Bulletins
REBELS TAKE GOMEZ PALACIO
Juarez, Mexico, March 24.—Gomez Palado was In the hands of the
rebels to-day according to Information given out at the otlice of General
Cliao her*; and General lienavldcs at the head of the Zaragosa brigade
was moving against Torreon. .Vo statement of easualltes in tlie des
perate street fighting In Gomez Piilaclo last night was available.
WILL PASS HOME RULE BILL
I/ondon, March 24.—"There certainly will be no dissolution of Par
-1 lament until the Home Rule bill for Ireland has been passed." This
statement was made to the Associated Press to-day by John S. Red
mond, the leader of the Irish Nationalist party. Mr. Redmond added
that the second reading of the bill would be taken by the House of Com
mons on March 30, and that the bill would be proceeded with until It
WILL TAKE MORE TESTIMONY
Washington, March 24. —The Interstate Commerce Commission will
take additional testimony of the railroads before deciding the Eastern
advance rate case. As April 20, 21 and 22 are the first days available
such an announcement to-day Is taken to Indicate no decision by thut
MALBURN TAKES OATH
Washington, March 24.—William P. Malburn, of Denver, Colo., to
day took the oath of office as assistant secretary of the treasury. *Mr
Malburn will be In charge of the customs. He Is a son-in-law of Sena
TANNENBAUM ON TRIAL
New York, March 24.—Frank Tanneiibuimi, the youthrul leader of
the Industrial Workers of the World, who recently led three hundred
homeless men Into New York Churches, was placed on trial to-day on an
Indictment charging him with participating in an unlawful assemblage.
New York, March 24.—The market closed easy. Active liquidation
of corn products followed publication of President I ted ford's pessimis
tic remarks as to the value of the stock In the event of a decision
against the company In the government's dissolution suit. The common
stock fell 2*4 and the preferred 5%. Harvester rose 2 points, but else
where prices shaded.
Wall Street Closing.—Chesapeake and Ohio, l*>hii>h Vallev
! U#; Northern Pacific, 115%; Southern Pacific, »5%; Union Pacific
| IS®**; Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, 100 Va: P. It. R., 112 W Read
ing. Canadian Pacific, liosy,; \mnl. Copper, V. S Steel
MANY CHANGES IN
THIS DISTRICT BY
M. E. APPOINTMENT
Cabinet Held Session This Morn
ing Away From All Possibility
REV. LEIDY LEAVES THE CITY
j Deavor, of Sunbury, Comes to Ep
worth; No Other Harris
Following a session of the bishop's
cabinet, at the residence of H. B.
Mitchell, 600 North Third street, to
day, Bishop Cranston announced the
appointments, and the most tense per
iod of the sessions was a thing of the
past, the clergymen, and the wives of
many, who had accompanied them,
knowing, after a morning's waiting
where they and their families would
be stationed for the following year.
There was no definite time set for
the meeting of the bishop's cabinet at
which, it is understood, the appoint
ments are scheduled, and it was gen
erally understood that the cabinet was
in session in rooms six and seven in
the Masonic temple. Sessions were
held there, but not this eventful one
at which the destinies of the pasUrs
are decided. Instead, the clergymen
and the venerable bishop at 10:30
glided out of side doors and into wait
ing autos and sped to the Mitchell
residence. Here, safe from intrusion
—and there were many, both lay and
clerical, who were eager to put in a
last word with this brother or that,
the cabinet sat until 11:65 o'clock and
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POLICE Bill IS 111
Mayor . Opposes Ordinances as
Usual; Provides Assistant City
Th<r ordinances creating the new
department of food inspection with its
: two inspectors, tne assistant health
! otficer, and the assistant to the City
Solicitor were passed iinaily by City
Council this afternoon by a vote of
3 to 2.
Mayor John K. Royal and Commis
sioner W. L. Gorgas together voted
against all the measures, the Mayor
tithing his usual spectacular position
that the offices were not necessary
and that the new Jobs were expendi
ture of additional money.
The Mayor indicated his determina
tion to oppose the new measures with
the reading of the ordinance providing
for the abolishing ot the present po
sition of cierk' and stenographer to
the City Solicitor, and creating the
ottice of assistant city solicitor in
stead. The new office carries an in
crease in salary of $1,500 to SI,BOO
per year. The present incumbent, E.
Bruce Taylor, will be retained as
The Mayor said he did not question
the compete ncy of Taylor, but protest
ed against increases in salary when,
as he said, the duties will be the same.
Taylor is not yet a member of the bar
and the Mayor raised this point, too.
Lynch Comes Back
Commissioner Lynch quoted cltieß
who not only pay their city solicitor
more money than Harrlsburg, but who
pay In addition a clerk and sten
ographer and a messenger in the same
The Mayor insisted that the clerk's
Job will be the same, and Commis
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HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 24, 1914.
BOY WHO SHOT MAN
AT BILLMYER SUNDAY
; WILL HAVE HEARING
Coroner's Jury Finds Vivian
nette Wilfully Killed Unof
Special to The Telegraph
Marietta, Pa., March 24.—An in
quest on the body of the Slavvonian,
No. 952, who was shot to death by Vi
vian Arnette, at Bainbrldge on Sunday
afternoon was held last evening at
seven o'clock at the office of Dr. W. T.
Worth, at Bain bridge, and immediately
afterwards the jury viewed the body
in the undertaking parlors of Harry
Hawthorne, who has i ready for bur
ial. The man who was killed was
Stevo Filipac, 36 years old and he had
been at the quarries about two years.
He was a man of very quiet habits
land his fellow-countrymen seem very
much affected by the death, which
they claim was uncalled for. The lad,
Vivian Arnette, was brought from
Lancaster on the evening train, and is
now at his home, having been released
on bail. The young man gives no mo
tive for the crime.
I Filipac had been seated in the out-1
building at the Arnette home with the
'door open, when tho lad walked to
within twenty feet of the man and i
itired three shots. The second shot!
| penetrated the body over the left kld
: ney. He walked towards the lad
I about fifteen feet and fell dead. A
| number of witnesses were heard, and
I more will likely de elop at the hear
| l . uty Coroner S. S. Steffy, with
I his physician, Dr. W. T. Worth, em
paneled the following jury: William
Keenard, Harry Steffy, Philip Libhart,
Frank Groff, Austin Hawthorne and
George Hawthorne. The Jury decided
that the "death was the result of gun|
wound by being shot wilfully with a
revolver In the hands of Vivian Ar
nette." The hearing of the lad will be
held at the otflce of Squire Samuel B.
Grainm some evening during the
week. The lad was brought from
Lancaster and after the hearing he
said that he was going to his home
at Billmeyer, his father accompanying
him. '"he boy seems very nervous
about the matter, and only realizes.
what has been done. After the hear
ing and giving of testimony, Under
taker Hawthorne prepared the body
for burial, and It was burled this
morning In the Bainbrldge Cemetery.
His fellow countrymen attended the
funeral In a body.
Taken Into Custody
By Associated Press
New York, March 24.—Treasury
Department agents searched the state
room of Armand Leyssens. a saloon |
steward on the Red Star liner Lapland
when the steamship arrived from Ant
werp to-day and took him to the cus
tom house to explain how he came to I
have a gold bracelet studded with i
diamonds. The Treasury Department;
recently has received complaints from i
diamond merchants in Antwerp and j
Amsterdam that men attached to the!
crews of Atlantic steamships are hurt- '
ing their business by smuggling dia
monds into the United States. Leys
sens protested that the diamond
bracelet was his property and that he
had brought it from his home In Ant
werp for fear his wife would pawn
It during his absence.
VOTING IN NEW JERSEY
by Associated Press
Paterson, N. J., March 24.—A pri
mary election in this, the seventh New
Jersey congressional district, is In
progress to-day to determine who shall
be the nominees for the seat in the
House of Representatives made va
cant by the death of Vtobert C. Brem
! ner, of Passaic, a Democrat who was
| elected with President Wilson in 1912.
RUSHING WORK ON NEW PENNSYLVANIA STEEL COMPANY MILLS
! FIELD HOSPITAL IN
! MEXICO IS CROWDED
WITH WOUNDED MEN
Villa and Hit Rebel Army Attacked,
Before They Reach City
By Associated Press '
Elverjel, Mexico, March 24. —Meet- |
ing stubborn resistance at Gomez Pa
lacio, only a few miles north and east
of Torreon, General Francisco Villa
and his 12,000 rebel troops yesterday
began the most important battle of
the constitutionalist revolution and 1
the rebel chieftain's mi rch to Torreon 1
was seriously checked.
To-day the Held hospital here lbj
crowded with wounded which stream- !
ed into Elverjel as fast as they could I
|be returned from the front. Given I
emergency attention here, the serious- |
ly wounded were hastened on to the i
general hospital at Bermejillo. The
federal loss appears to have been
much heavier than that of the rebels,
but no accurate estimate of their dea,d
and wounded has been made.
Apparently determining to deal ;
General Villa a crushing blow before :
he actually reached the gates of Tor- ;
reon, General Velasco sallied out of!
the Invested city under cover of the
guns on the sides of Cerro Do La Pilar, j
and strongly garrisoned Gomez Pa- i
locio. Made confident by his easy vie-,
tories en route, General Villa heard '
the report from his scouts that Gomez
Palacib was s'trongly fortilied, and j
gave the order at once to attack.
The guns of Cerro De La Pilar were
opened up. Volley after volley from!
the federal trenches and the lire of
rebel artillery and small arms opened
the first serious engagement of Villa's 1
troops and the federals, who hope to'
check the march of the constitution-!
alists to the national capital.
Take Water Tank
The rebel cavalry pressed forward I
to-ward the mountain, and before!
many minutes of fighting Villa's men!
had taken the water tank, securing!
their first vantage ground.
From there they fought on to the
Brittingham soap factory, infantry
engaging the defending forces within
and upon the buildinr"'. Another hour
and the federals retreated to the
Cuartel, where the hottest fighting of
the battle took place. Fighting from
the front, gaining ground foot by foot,
the rebels finally drove the federals
back again toward Torreon.
Colquitt's Ofier of
Reward Stirs Washington!
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C.. March 24.—Gov-I
ernor Colquitt's offer of a reward of I
SI,OOO for the delivery upon Texas
soil of five Mexicans suspected as mur- l
derers of Clernente Vei'gara has caused I
State and War Department officials |
serious concern for International com
The five Mexicans sought are Cap
tain Apolonce Rodriguez. Nlto Ceara,
Juan Castlllon, Andreas Rodriguez and
Dinomislo Martinez. In his report to
day Brigadier-General Bliss says:
"The men named are charged In the
newspapers with complicity in the
death of Clemente Vergara."
LANSING MAY DO BRYAN'S WORK
By Associated Press
Washington, March 4. Robert
Lansing, newly appointed counsellor
of the State Department, will act as
Secretary of State In the absence of
Secretary Bryan unless the President
designates some other officer of the
department to act in that capacity.
HYMN WRITER 94 YEARS OLD
Bridgeport, Conn., March 24. —Fanny
Crosby, the blind writer, to-day cele
brated her ninety-fourth birthday. To
visitors she said her health was excel
lent and she felt as young "us when
Photographs snapped yesterday by a Telegraph photographer shows how
the Pennsylvania Steel Company Is rushing work on Its new mills on the
Steelton West Side. The etching on the upper left shows a gang mixing con
crete for the piers that will be used as foundations for the big yard cranus.
On the upper right is seen the form for a concrete pier in the back yard of
one of the West Side residences. The house Is still occupied. The etching
below shows a part of one of the big cranes that will handle material from
the new mills.
WORKING FOR JUDGE
Volunteer to Circulate Petitions;
Many Counties Respond to Call
of Nonpartisan Committee
The nonpartisan committee having
in charge the campaign of President
Judge George Kunkel for the Supreme
Court bench is very much encouraged
by the ready response its appeal for
support is receiving throughout the
State. Every mall brings with It pe
; titions from various towns and coun
ties and the number of volunteers who
desire to assist in furthering the candi
dacy of the Dauphin county Judge is
growing daily, as letters in the hands
of the committee show. These volun
teers for the most part request that
j nominating petitions be sent them and
i if the proportion of these volunteers
continues to increase during the re
, malnder of the campaign as It has
diiring- the present week Judge Kunkel
will be assured of two or three times
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MAY END TROUBLE
Surrender of Government to Army
Officers Is Causing Much
London, March 24. —The dissolution
of the British Parliament has been
hastened by the events of the last few
clays, according to the opinion gener
ally expressed to-day in political
circles. The surrender of the gov
ernment to the officers of the army
who declined to serve against the
Ulstermen is particularly significant in
The Irish Nationalists, it is pointed
out, will not accept home rule with
Ulster permanently excluded, while
the government has found it impos
sible to compel Ulster to come under
a Dublin parliament.
It is argued that the only way out
of the difficulty is to hold a general
election and no one would be surprised
if the government during the second
reading of the home rule bill next
week should offer to dissolve parlia
ment on condition that the home rule,
the Welsh Disestablishment and the
Plural Voting bills be passed.
The dissatisfaction of the rank and
fill of the Liberals with the govern
ment's treatment of the army officers
is another factor which is likely to
hasten a general election. Many rad
loa'» would like to join forces with
the labor members and make an ap
peal to the country on the refusal
of officers to act against striking
The provincial Liberal papers as is
usual, are even more outspoken on the
subject of the government's surrender
to the officers than are their London
Rotary Club Now Has
Its Own Publication
The Harrisburg Rotary Club now
boasts a publication of its own. It is
to be known as the "Tachograph,"
which, translated, means literally,
"record of speed," which is about the
proper sort of a title for such an up
zation as the Rotary Club.
As president of the club John S.
Musser is the presiding officer in
charge of the publication, with Sec
retary Howard C. Fry as active assist
ant, but the editor-in-chief Is Dr.
Samuel Z. Shope, the eye specialist,
who adds literary efforts to his medi
cal practice. All of the members of
the club are assistant editors.
The first issue, out to-day, is a
bright, breezy little booklet, full of
things the Rotarian will enjoy, not to
mention a buncji of attractively writ
ten ads. of club members.
WOMAN ARRESTED TWICE
FOR MURDER OF HUSBAND
By Associated Press
JJast Woodstock, Conn., March 24.
Mrs. Amanda U. Lawson was arrested
to-day on a bench warrant charging
her with the murder of her husband.
Jonas P. Lawson, a well-to-do farmer",
at their home here on August IB last.'
This la the second time that Mrs. Law
son hau been under detention charged
with his death.
MHITII CULLED OUT
10 QUELL DISORDER
111 STRIKE DISTRICT
Plant of Gould Coupler Works at
Depew, N. Y., Is Under
3y Associated Press
Depew, N. Y., March 24.—Daybreak
found Depew an armed camp. The
Seventy-fourth Regiment of militia,
ordered out at the request of Sheriff
Frederick C. Becker, whose force of
deputies was unable to handle the riot
ing strikers at the Gould Coupler
Works yesterday, began to arrive be
fore dawn and by G a. m. the plant
was under military protection.
The question of placing the whole
town under martial law was discussed
by the National Guard officers at a
conference later In the day.
The special train on the Lackawan
na Railroad, which was held up and
wrecked yesterday, came through from
j Buffalo to the plant to-day under
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WAS NOT WITH FIALA
Ex-President's Party Is Reported
Well; Exploring Duirata River
and Due Soon at Manaos
Special to The Telegraph
New York. March 2 4.—The follow-:
; ing dispatch from Anthony Fiala, a
' member of the Roosevelt party, re
j ceived to-day from South Rema,
! Brazil, says:
j "The Roosevelt party is in good
: health and safe and Is exploring the
j Diuvata river ("River of Doubt"). It
j is expected to reach Manaos early in
"As part of the expedition plan, I
I loft Colonel Rooseveflt at Utlarity,
! Matto Grosso, to explore the Papagaio
i river, with a Brazilian cavalry officer,
i Lieutenant Lauriodo. seven men and
I three canoes.
| "Two of the canoes were sunk, with
! equipment arid i'ooa, in the Rapids of
I the Devil, leaving us short of sup
| plies. We continued the Papagaio,
.Turuena and Tapajos rivers, running
| 8 9 rapids.
"We are in good health and the trip
j has been successful. We shall pro
j ceed to Manaos to-morrow."
Believe M'Carrick Boy
Was Drowned in the
By Associated Press
Philadelphia, March 24. On the
theory that Warren McCarrick, the
7-year-old boy who has been missing
from his home here for nearly two
weeks, was drowned in the Schuylkill
| river, tlie police to-day began grap
pling the bottom of the river. Many
believe that the boy while playing
along the river bank accidentally fell
in. Four men who were arrested in
j New Jersey on suspicion of knowing
j something concerning the whereabouts
I of the boy were released from custody
Harrisburg Rotary Club
Will Meet This Evening
To-night the Harrisburg Rotary
Club will meet at the International
Harvester Companv Building. 813 and
818 Market street, to hear a lecture on
"The Dawn of Plenty." a moving pic
ture story of progress. Buffet lunch |
will be served. The members will be I
accompanied by their wives and in
FIND BODY IN RIVKR
By Associated Press
Stuttgart, Germany, March 24.—The '
body of Prof. Otto Harnack, one of
three celebrated brothers, was found'
In the Neckar river to-day. The pro- i
feasor, who has connection with the i
school system here, had been missing j
for a month. It is suppose'd that lie '
committed suicide during a mental i
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IMUE TO FIND
THE OF BANDIT
General Clues Have Been Follow
ed and Arrests Made, But
to No Avail
TOTAL OF $2,882 WAS STOLEN
Men Wounded by Bullets From
Bank Robber's Gun Are Out
By Associated Press
Altoona, Pa,, March 24. —Twenty-
four hours after the daring robbery
of the Union Bank yesterday, the lo
cal police are without a single.clue aa
to the Identity of the bandit. Every
thread of suspicion has been followed
to the end, every theory tested and
several arrests made without result
Representatives of a surety com
pany ar- here assisting: in the hunt,
which seems a hopeless one from tho
fact that the robbery was effected ac
cording to the rulea of the game.
Chief Tillard thinks the deed was per
petrated by a regular professional,
whose well laid plan was assisted by
The county commissioners have Is
sued a notice of a reward of $101)
for the apprehension of the thief. De -
scriptive circulars have been sent all
over the country. A complete bal
ance of the bank's books shows that
$2,882 was stolen. The thief over
looked large piles 6f bills laying on
the counters and In an open safe was
$90,000 belonging to the Altoona
school fund was untouchced.
The robber was in the bank lest)
than two minutes, his haste in getting
away preventing a larger haul. Thu
wounded cashier and the customer
who was shot entering the bank door
are in no danger, their injuries being
of a superficial nature.
Places of Striking Men
on P. R. R. Being Filled
By Associated Press
Pittsburgh, March 24.—Two car
loads of railroad men arrived hero
during the night from the east to tako
the places of striking freight crews
I who have almost completely tied up
| the Monongahela division of the Penn
sylvania railroad since last Saturday.
I It was said to-day that an effort would
I be made to move the accumulated
freight, much of which is coke and
coal, on side tracks in the Connells
ville region. The strike is not rec
ognized by the railroad brotherhoods
and the strikers are endeavoring to
extend it to other divisions by their
COMMISSIONER TELItS INDIAN'S
W HISKY IS GREATEST MENACE
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C„ March 24.—Com
missioner Sells, of the Bureau of In
dian Affairs, has addressed to each of
the six thousand employes of the ser
vice a letter which he has instructed
shall be read to the students of every
Indian school April 6. In it he polnta
out that whisky is "the greatest pres
ent menace to the American Indian,"
and he pleads with Indian service em
ployes to set an example to the Indian
and exert their best efforts and in
fluence for the protection of the Indian
from this his worst enemy."
For Harrlsburg and vlc:nltyi Fair
to-night and Wednesday! not
much change In temperature) low
«-nt temperature to-night about
For Kastern Pennsylvania I Fair to
night and Wednesday) moder
ate temperaturei light, variable
The Susquehannu river and nil Ha
tributaries will full slowly or re
main about stationary to-night
Light snow fell Monday generally
from the I,alee region aad Ipper
Ohio Valley eastward to the At
titude roust. Light local anowa
have fallen also In the Hooky
Mountain region and light rain
along the North Pacific coast.
Temperature! 8 a. nt., 33) 2 p. m., 4&.
Sum Rises, <JiO4 a. m.| sets, t2l
Moon ■ New moon, March 20, ItOS
Illver Stagei 0.1 feet above W
Highest temperature, 41.
Lowest temperature, 30.
Mean temperature, 30.
Normal temperature, 40.
Advertising is trade insurance.
It not only builds but conserves.
It creates good will, makes
customers, retains them.
It reduces the cost of doing
business by increasing the
volume and in cutting tho
costs makes it possible to give
greater advantages to the cus
It Is to the advantage of tlie
buyer to trade with an advertis
ed house because that concern
is doing business with modorn
Read over the advertising in
to-day's Telegraph and It will
ho clear that the houses making
their appeal for your patronage
are the representative concerns
of tho community.
Think of the businesses in tho
same line that do not advertise
—that Is, if you can remember
their names—and then do a llttlo
It's not hard to see that tho
men who deserve your support
are the men who are advertising
and waking good on their prom