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Saturday, May 8, 1915.
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Last Quarter, 6th; New Moon, 13th;
First Quarter, 21st; Full Moon, 28th.
' ' 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
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
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
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
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
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-
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.
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
"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
"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.
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
"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.
"Say, old man," quoth the farmer, "I wish you'd train
my son to be a lawyer in your office. There's nothing in
"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.
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
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.
Hood's Sarsaparllls, the Great Blood
Purifier, Is the Best
Spring sickness comes in some de
gree to every man, woman and child in
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
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.
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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
* • *
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.
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
The Governor signed these House
Providing for alteration of counties
to straigihteu boundaries, the bill being
designed to enable Philadelphia to take
in 200 acres of (Montgomery, under cer
Regulating appeals from accounts of
Authorizing'boroughs to make aippro
priations to libraries.
Regulating accounts in estates not
Authorizing Williamsport to acquire
and maintain a dam.
Amending act relative to diwharge of
prisoners under insolvency act in cer
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
Fixing salaries of court criers, inter
preters ajid tipstaves in counties con
taining between 250,000 and 1,000,000
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
Providing t'hat debt of a borough or
township annexed by a city tfhaill be as
sumed Iby t'he consolidating municipal
Validating bonds of any school dis
trict issued since May 19, 181 launder
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
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
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.
We Reservedly Pause in
The Midst of Our Business
Labors to Pay a Tribute to
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.
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
The Proper Kind.
"I will give the boys' athletic club
»n acrobatic lunch today."
"What is that?" '
"One consisting of turnovers."—Bal
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Haalth For Canaries.
•Even a canary must be cared for Jn
; dlciously if Its life Is to be happy.
Regular exercise outside its cage is de-
I strable, if its owner hag time to look
I after this exercise. 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
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. •
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you hovr to economize. The Victim—
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a book to tench me how to live without