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Friday, March 19, 1915.
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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
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
fn the London "Observer" there appeared re
itly an odd inquiry for information which has
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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
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
"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."—
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
"Well," said Biddy resignedly, "I presume I have no
right to complain; I've been laying for him for a good many
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
"Let's play tramp," suggested one of the girls, "I could
Judge—"You admit, then, that you stole the loaf of
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?"
"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.
THE GLOBE THE GLOBE THE GLOBE
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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
"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
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know Bill? He was working; fo' the
West Construction Company; those fel
lers that are builden the Paxtang
"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
"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
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
* * *
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,
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
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.
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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