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WEATHER FORECASTS /
Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair to- wßp I
night and Saturday. continued coot. JvSs ' . |
Lowest temperature tonight about 25
Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to-night
and Saturday. Not much change in tem- 4. o
perature. Fresh to strong north winds. WMMJF
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURO
Highest, ST; lowest. 25; S a. m., 25; S p. m., 34.
GERMANY S REPLY
The reply of Germany to the protest of the United
States agau _.c Germany's war 2one decree, while
deseribed in Berlin dispatches as '"especially
friendly, - ' does not appear to have been accepted
as such by some of the important American news
papers. Yet. as pointed out by an editorial in the
New York "World," what Germany says is not so
important as what Germany is going to do in this
It is doubtful if Germany has any plau actually
to attack American vessels that may venture into
the war zone which Germany has prescribed in the
waters surrounding the United Kingdom. On the
contrary we believe Germany, notwithstanding her
apparent detiance. will exert every precaution nec
essary to prevent any injury being done by her
in American vesaels.
It is inconceivable that Germany is actually
courting hostilities with the United States. We are
not among those who believe that she would delib
erately set about drawing this nation into the war.
However, we believe American ships will venture
into the forbidden zone, without the suggested
escort of American warships, and the only thing for
America to do now is to wait and see what Germany
is going to do about it.
FRANK JAMES NATURAL DEATH \
Most persons who follow the life of a bandit are
killed while on their perilous undertakings, either
by their intended victims or by officers of the law,
or else they are captured alive and imprisoned and
most likely doomed to die while behind the bars.
The natural death, yesterday, of Frank James at
his farm in Missouri is therefore an unusual event,
—a rare example of the quiet end of a reckless life.
Frank, the brother of Jesse James, and one of
the only two surviving members of the gang which
terrorized the country after the Civil War days,
took part in many a big train robbery and bank
robbery, finally gave himself up to the authorities in
JSS2. after the death of Jesse and the disbanding of
the gang, served several years in prison, was par
doned on account of ill health and for the last thirty
years lived a quiet life on the farm where he had
been born, the son of a clergyman.
Men of his sort can seldom in their minds
lives like his while lying on their death beds, be
cause their lives are not usually so long, and the
terminations do not generally come in comfortable
beds. Although there majr be grounds for beliefs
that Frank James was not sufficiently punished by
the authorities for his extensive crimes, there are
chastisements other than confinement in prison.
The opportunities which he had in later life for
retrospection must have been punishment enough,
if "'conscience wakes despair that slumbered."
That Frank James looked back upon his wild
career much as though it were a dream, is evideueed
by his reply when asked in his last days if he
wanted to say anything about his past exploits:
Xo: that was a different Frank .lame*.
And yet it is doubtful whether in "his moments
of reflection, the criminal did not see vividly before
him some of tire stirring scenes of bloodshed and
pillage which must have impressed themselves in
delibly on his memory, and did not fully realize that
he and the bandit were one and that although he
had been spared from death in his exploits and had
been shown mercy.by the civil authorities, he still
was to be held accountable somewhere, sometime,
HARRISBURO STAR-INt)EPENDENT. FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 19, 1915.
somehow, for his defiance of the lews of God and
CLUBS GOOD FOB THE YOUNGSTKRB
School boys eud girls who do not at some time or
other heve passionate desires to belong to clubs are
rare. Sometimes they join groups already organ
ised. but most often they start new clubs. For the
formation of a club of youugsters all that is neces
sary is the enthusiasm of one or two boys or girls,
as the case may be, and before that euthusiasiu can
cool, the tirst business meeting has beeu held, offi
cers have been duly elected and "sworn in," ami
another club has been launched in this busy world
of societies, associations, fraternities and organisa
tions of all imaginable varieties.
Perhaps it is imitation of their elders tiiat
prompts school children to form their little groups
and have meetings and pay dues, (it often seems,
however, as though the youngsters get more fun out
of their clubs than parents and big brothers and big
sisters get out of theirs. The children may, of
course, devote more time to their club activities
than their elders, and with fewer other things to do,
they can put most of their energies into these activ
Youngsters need something in common around
which they can form their organisations, and this
something may be most auything. It may be noth
ing more than a desire to congregate and play
games and indulge in refreshments, but it is not
always that. Girls occasionally form sewing cir
cles. especially if they are under the guidance of
careful and practical mothers. Boys may club to
gether for athletic purposes, or because a number of
them have a common interest such as stautp col
The clubs which are organized for definite pur
poses may grow into very useful bodies, but few of
that sort can be expected among the younger boys
and girls who regard their gatherings outside of
school walls a< diversions ami who do not always
consider the pursuit of serious purposes as particu
larly diverting. v
Among the care-free children of the grade schools
clubs are generally organizations formed solely for
social reasons, with no other excuse than that for
existing, and no other excuse is necessary in their
What children learn about parliamentary law
through their organizations may be negligible, but
their gatherings will always have benefits if for
110 other reason than tltflt they are diversions.
When the Brumbaugh veto axe swings something gives
Governor Brumbaugh's act in lopping aimost SIOO,OOO
from the deficiency hill indicates that he ;s going to hoKl
the lid down tight on the State's strong bos. Some of the
legislators who are introducing big appropriation bills for
the *.ike of getting "solid" with their constituents might
do well to take heed.
Russia recognizes the high quality of Harrisburg-made
-automobile trucks as evidenced by her placing an order
/or 300 of them? If they are good enough for Russia thev
ought to be good enough for the Harrisburg Fire Depart
ment.—a thought that should be borne in mind by the
City Commissioners when they come to awarding contracts
for the new motor-driven fire apparatus.
Russia is buying 300 automobiles in Harrisburg: Servia
90 steel freight cars jn Middletowu, and the Pennsylvania
Steel Company has got word to go ahead with the contract
to build the 16.000-ton bridge across the Mississippi river
from Memphis. The Hickok works is going to build a
bigger and better plant and the Pennsylvania Railroad is
going right ahead with the construction of its big freight
station which will make Harrisburg "The Heart of Dis
tribution." The Cumberland Valley Railroad is construct
ing its mile-long double-track bridge across the Susquehanna
river from this city and the State of Pennsylvania is going
to extend the capitol park and, perhaps, spend about
$2,000,000 on enlarging the capitol building. These are
a few things that should serve to create confidence in the
tuture prosperity of this community.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
HE SAW AMERICA FIRST
" 'See America first!' " didactically quoted the professor.
"I have already done so,' replied J. Fuller Gloom. "I
was born here."^Judge.
THE ONLY OPEN COURSE
"Count Zeppelin wants to fly across the Atlantic Ocean."
"Well, that seems to be the only safe way to cross now
adays."—Detroit Free Press.
FUEL CONFIDENCE IN HER
"Is your maid trustworthy?"
"Trustworthy! Why, I even give her the key to the
THE DEAD SEA
Teacher—"Where is the"Dead Seaf"
Tommie—"Don't know, ma'am."
"Don't know where the Dead Sea is?"
"Xo, ma'am, I didn't even know any of the seas were
sick, ma'am."—Yonkers Statesmen.
DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO SEE IT
Rankin—"Have you ever been to Niagara Falls?"
Phyle—"Yes; but I want to go again some day and see
the scenery. The first time I went I was on my honey
EXPECTING TOO MUCH OF HAPPINESS
"De trouble wid some folks is dat when Happiness
knocks, only to find de house is empty, dey expect him ter
build a fire an' cook dinner 'gainst de time when dey comes
home hungry."—Atlanta Constitution.
HOPEFUL FOR THE FUTURE
He —"Do "Vou know, you are so clever and charming
and brilliant that I really feel embarrassed in your pres
She— "But you mustn't; really, you mustn't."
He (reassuringly)—"Oh, I dare say, I'll get over it
when I know you better."—Life.
"Xo, I Xever Go Out Xights if I Can Help It; I'd Bather
Stick Around Home and Read Something Good."
"If I Had a Child Like That I'd Give Him a Good
"When I W«s Young, Children Were Much More Re
spectful to Their Elders Than They Are in This Day."—
It it wi»« to get rid quickly of
ailments of the organs of diges
tion—of headache, languor, do
praaaion of apirita—the troubles
for which the boat corrective ia
I Tongue-End Top ics|||
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How the British Make Explosives
How the British make their explo* !
sives is described by a writer who got
permission to go through :t factory now !
turning out much of the material used
in the British and JVench shells. The I
; factory grounds are connected bv tele- i
| phones ami train lines, says the writer,
| and, in addition to the buildings, there
! are a number of embankments. Some
lof the sheds are highly dangerous,
j First among these couies the nitrating
, room, in which a tank tilled with a
| mixture of nitric and sulphuric acid is!
j kept in a Mate of \ iolent agitation by ;
! means of compressed air jets, shot up j
j front the bottom Above the acid, a
| small stream of pure glycerine trickles
in. Below the vat is a pool of water, j
in which the vat's contents could be
drowned were the mixing to go wroug.
The acids when mixed with the glvcer- J
iue become nitro glycerine—ten times
!i more powerful than guu powder and 1
likely to explode at the slightest
• * *
* Red Is the Sign of Danger
iThe fumes arisiag from the tank are
watched wnile the eoutents are
| cooled by means of chilled brine,
' forced through a ceil of pipes at the
I bottom. Should the slightest trace of
I red appear. th > attendaut must drown
the stuff ou the second. When ready,;
' the crude explosive runs through lead
; pipes to another room. There it is
i allowed to settle iu vats and the sur
face is skimmed oft'. If the compound
j has not been properly mixed, a riug of
, peacock green appears on the surface
of the tank, and the attendants dash
i out of the buildiug to save themselves
: if they can. The third building is de
; voted to the washing of the liitro-gly
| cerine to get rid of the excess free <
acid. Two washings are gone through. !
j the Brst in pure water agitated by com-1
j pressed air jets and the second time
| in water to which a strong solution of
soda has been added to neutralize the
: remaining traces of acid.
y* * *
Uses of Nitro-Glycenne
Nitro-glyeeriue is now used for
many purposes in the form already
reached; but to make dynamite it is
taken to a fourth shed, where finely
grouud wood pulp and Chilean salt- 1
I petre are added. This yellowish, soapy | <
mixture is harmless unless tired by
! strong coucussion generally by a cap
] of fulminate of mercury, an explosive
that goes oft' at the merest touch. Dv- j
j namite is rarely usedxin torpedoes, be- i
j cause gun cotton is more convenient. I
I Some forms of it, however, enter into
i submarine mines.
Processes That Are Secret
The making of melinite and picric
, acid and of trinitro-t-oluol. the terrible
explosive used in aerial bombs, is kept
j from the public, while absolute secrecy
surrounds the making of cordite, Iyd
j dite and the mysterious "B" powder.
| Xot even the workmen and the chern
; ists employed in making these explo- j
sives know the combinations into which
j they are mixed for service use. It is I
] said that some of the materials turned '
i out in the explosive factories, which j
j employes and chemists think are abso- j
lutely necessary to the production of j
■ service charges, are not used at all.
! They are asked for simply to mislead '
I possible traitors who would betray gov- !
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Career of Admitai Jellicoe
Xo popular sailor is so little known
personally to the British people as Ad
miral Jellicoe, yet the admiral has an
adventurous record and has three times
! in his career recovered from wounds
that were at first believed to be fatal. I
j Jellicoe comes of a family of French
I extraction, and his father was a sailor. 1
lAs a midshipman, he excelle"his fel- j
; lows in his studies and attention to ;
duty and won nearly ail the prizes of- j
fcred on his training ship. He took I
, part in the bombardment of Alexan- j 1
' dria. fought at Tel-el-Kebir, and had a I
i narrow escape from drowning when the
j Victoria sank. He also fought during
j the Boxer rebellion in China. As an ;
j administrator his career was no less !
distinguished, for he served as Director |
1 of Naval Ordnance and as Controller j
1 of the Navy.
Resembles the Late Lord Roberts
A writer describes Admiral Jellicoe j
as a slender man belcw average height,
; with calm gray eyes and an air of per
fect confidence. At the same time there
| is a lurking sense of humor in the lines
about the eyes and mouth. In his
smsll, wiry figure he resembles the late
Lopl Koberts. Admiral Jellicoe ha*-al-
been immenselv popular with the
jenlisted men of the navy, by whom he
is known variously as "Jaekey-Oh,"
"Hellfire Jack" and also as "Silent
Jack," from the fact that he seldom ;
speaks unless he wants something done.
The Harrisburg Hospital is open
'daily except Sunday, between 1 and 2
o'clock p. m. for dispensing medical
advice and prescriptions to those un
able to pay for them.
THE GLOBE .. THE GLOBE
February Final Clcara way
We have made a readjustment of all our
lines of Winter clothing, which means lower
prices for Saturday's selling. Every overcoat,
/m every Winter suit, every pair of trousers must
O s °ld.
$25 Suits Are Reduced to ... $Jg 75
i I Overcoats.Are Reduced to
W I S2O Suits Are Reduced to .. . Z5
MJJ 15 Suits and Overcoats Are .. . 75
Black Rainproof Blue Serge Black Thibet
Overcoats Trousers Dress Suits
Medium weight overcoats Mail? of highest quality The suit for every purpose
of Priestley I'raveuetted "fadeproof" Mine serge— —always dressy—all sizes
troths—worth $18.00: now originally $5.00, now redneed regularly $20.00, now reduced
reduced to U> lo
$10.7 5I $3.65
!■ « ■ ■ > V. , - . , / ~ 1
Special Sale of $3.50 $Q 95 These $1.50 Shirts Are $-1 00
& $4.00 Sweaters at Now Reduced to .. . I. —
We include all stvles of Sweaters iu this Without doubt these Silk Striped (.repp
, ... i ii 'i> ii i Shirts are the greatest values we ve ever
sale—Shaw collars, Byron collars and \- ™ u ce
* . „ given—they re going fast, too —rrench cuffs
necks made of the finest Shaker Worsted —newest striped effects—colors guaranteed
yarns—light and heavy weight—all colors, fast—every shirt perfect. See these and
including the new "dno tones." you'll buy them.
Such Elegant Boys' Suits and Overcoats Were
Never as Low in Price as Now
iff $7.85 $3.85 $1.95
J |j \ For Boys'. Suits Fgr Boys' Suits For Boys' Cor- 75c kinds at
y - | ja n d Overcoats unci Overcoats duroy Oliver fl kinds at 79^
worth $lO and always worth Twist Suits f1.50 kinds at
v * l2 - 50 regularly. $6.50. worth $2.50. $1.29
THE GLOBE "The Friendly Store"
' PEOPLE'S_COLUMN '
The Star Independent doe* not J
make itself responsible for opinion*
expressed in this column.
Three Big Questions
Editor the Star-Independent:
Dear Sir—What can America do to j
stop the warf
To influence the«terms of- peacet
To liolp secure a lasting peace!
These three big questions are before i
the American people.
For halt' a year the greatest calamity j
in history has run its unchecked course.
'Half a million human lives already
wiped out, two and a quarter millions ;
men wounded or diseased; military costs 1
aggregating seven billion dollars and J
commercial lo>ses of twelve billion dol
lars. This is a conservative estimate of ,
four decades of armed peace, of military !
"preparedness"' not to speak of the
widows, orphans, aged and hungry, dis
ease, privation „ind suffering of millions
of innocent in and out of the war zone.
I would suggest that all thinking
people everywhere should focus their
minds upon a method of calling a halt
to the frightful slaughter. liet every
citizen of America set up a higher
stajiuard-ef civilization than the jingoes
of Ki.rop«. us stay out of the
Sick headache, biliousness, pilea and
bad breath are usually caused by inac
tive bowels. Get a box of Rexall
Orderlies. They act gently and effec
tively. Sold only by us at 10 cents.
George A. Gorga*.
3 Edward Co. 443 Market St. Edward Co.
I 20 Ladies' Suits . . . $3.95 f
Worth Up to $22.50
1 25 Ladies'& Misses' Coats $2.95 jj
Worth Up to $15.00
35 Men's Overcoats. . $4.95 |
Worth Up to $18.50
EDWARD CO. j
443 Market Street
f A. WISEMAN. M. D.
GOROAS DRUG STORES, 16 N. Third St. and Penna. Station. y
I" i ~
life worth something! Let us be human!
J. P. 90HM8SMAN,
336 Bessemer St., Steelton, Pa.
V. M. C. A. STAK COURSE
Noted Magician Will Appear in Fah
nestock Hall This Evening
One of the best entertainments of
the season will be that of this evening
in Fahnestoek hall, when Ambrose
Jeffries, of New York, the celebrated
magician, will appear in the Y. M. C. [
A. Star Course. This will be the sec
ond number and doubtless the most '
popular of the three. Mr Jeffries will •
introduce during the evening several!
I new and mysterious tricks, as well as
1 delusions. As a magician he is re
nowned, and raaiks with the best now
appearing before the public. All who
are fond of this style of entertain
ment should not fail to be present.
Single admission tickets may be [pur
chased at the box office this evening.
Communicants' Class to Meet
The second of the Frildlay night lec
tures on "The Foundations of the
Christian Faith" will be given this
evening at 7.30 o'clock in the Market
Square churvh by the minister, the Rev.
William B. Cooke. Following the first
j subject, "I Believe in Cfod," the sec
ond subject to be given to-night will be
j"Our Lord Jesus." All are welcome to
! these services, which are intended es
| pecially for new church members.