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Friday, October 9, 11)14.
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Full Moon, 4th; Last Quarter, 12th;
New Moon, l»th; First Quarter, 25th.
Harrisburg and vicinity: Continued
unsettled weather with probably show
ers tonight and Saturday. Not much r V
change in temperature. "
Eastern Pennsylvania: Unsettled to
night and Saturday, probably showers. *
Gentle to moderate winds, mostlv south- ,
•r)y. >■ TV
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 68; lowest, 57; 8 a. m., 58; 8 p. m., 64.
VISITING FIREMEN A CREDIT TO STATE
With 1*2,000 men in the city yesterday to partici
pate directly in the big firemen's parade and scores
of thousands of other persons here to see the truly
wonderful spectacle, all filled with the holiday
spirit ftnd in for a good time, it would not have
been surprising if some had overstepped the bounds
of propriety and the limits of hospitality so liber
ally extended to them; but it is to the lasting credit
of the local firemen, the police and th£ members of
the .State Firemen jj Association tliat the order was
uniformly excellent during the entire period when
the greatest crowd was in the city.
It has been more than 25 years since Harrisburg
has had a firemen's convention of anything ap
praoching the dimensions of the present one, and
stories had come in advance of the visitors that it
had been the experience of other cities which in
recent years had entertained the association that
the celebrations were marred with scenes of rowdy
ism and disorder. As a result many Harrisburg
ers had been led to think women would be sub
jected to insults if they appeared' on the streets
and that disgraceful scenes would be enacted gen
Any stories to that effect were a gross libel on
the members of the State Firemen's Association
and their friends. The fine appearance and excel
lent deportment of all the men in the line of march
proved to the thousands who took keen delight in
the parade, the like of! which unquestionably has
never before been seen in the stale of Pennsylva
nia, proved conclusively that the state's volunteer
firemen are of Ihe highest class of citizenship and
an honor to the various towns and cities that they
Even during the hours of relaxation and merry
making. following the long march through the
streets ot the city, the men deported themselves in
a way that reflected only credit on them and their
organizations, and the remarkable thing is that
during the entire day in which the city was
fhrongetl with more than 100,000 visitors it was not
necessary for the police to make a single arrest for
a serious crime. The credit for this rests no less on
the Harrisburg firemen who succeeded in giving the
city a clean celebration, than upon their guests
who co-operated in refraining from violating the
No city need hesitate to invite the members of
the Pennsylvania State Firemen's Association to be
its guests, judging from the high type of manhood
the laddies displayed while in Harrisburg.
STATE AID IN SELECTING BEST BOOKS
When new books appear they are heralded in the
advertising columns of magazines and everything
attractive that can be said about them is said.
Then, if they are books such as merit the attention
of the worthy critics, they are analyzed in the read
ing columns, to their advantage or disadvantage as
the case may be. Advertisements of new books
point out only the good features, however, and of
necessity confine themselves to the volumes the
publishers are seeking to sell, while criticisms,
even though they include comparisons with con-y
temporary literature, give but one man's, narrow
point ol view, with no accompanying guarantee
that such a man's judgment is infallible.
The advertising ami reading columns of the cur
rent magazines manifestly cannot be depended
upon to give discriminating readers dependable aid
in selecting the best books. The magazines do not
HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 9, 1914.
openly pretend to do any such thing. Contempo
rary literature occupies too big a field to be capably
judged in its entirety by current periodicals.
Good guesses may be made in the magazines re
garding some of the best hooks of the day, but all
the guesses cannot be good ones and all the books
cannot be guessed at. The magazine book reviews
do not reflect public opinion, because they follow
the publication of the books so closely. Their pur
pose is to mould public opinion, and they measure
it only if they succeed in their purpose.
Dependable aid in selecting the best books must
come, if it collie at all, from groups of experts who
pass f>n contemporary literature after it is no longer
green ; after public opinion has had opportunity to
express itself. If the .judgment of these experts
has a semi-official nature it carries some weight and
must be regarded as somewhat reliable.
Such judgment has been passed by the corps of
critics of the New York state library, taking the
form of a recently issued bulletin giving the annual
estimate of the 230 best books in the English lan-
guage published in the year 1913. The compilers
of the list urge that in following it local librarians
make due allowance for local conditions, and do
not adhere to it too strictly. They do not intend
that their compilation be considered perfect. It
is evident, however, that their list is sufficiently
close to perfection for the ordinary purposes of
librarians and library patrons.
Posterity, of course, passes the final verdict on
all hooks. The judgment of contemporary authori
ties means something for the time being yet it
must ultimately give way to the more certain test
of time. Out of the 250 books menioned favorably
in New York's bulletin only a small number will
live. Practically all the great books of the ages
which to-day throb with life could be included in
a list of 250, and a single.year's contributions to
the numbers of these eternal works cannot amount
to a great many. An authoritative compilation of
the best books of a year, however, forms a sound
basis for posterity's judgment while at the same
time giving to present day readers of recent liter
ature aid in selection which is much needed in these
times of prolific presses.
Anrl now we turn to the world's series of baseball games
for our entertainment.
The weather man kept his promise and gave the fire
laddies a fine afternoon for marching.
It is remarkable how many Harrisburgers have important
business in Philadelphia this afternoon.
The thirteen world's series ticket scalpers arrested in
Philadelphia doubtless are convinced of the ill luvk asso
ciated with that number.
Chief Marshal Holstein, all of his assistants and all the
local firemen and police who contributed to the success of
the big parade yesterday are to be congratulated that the
pageant was carried out without, a hitch and to the entire
satisfaction of the visiting smoke-eaters and their thousands
of friends in ITarrisburg and from other cities.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
TOOK. EVEN THE TRACES
"Somebody stole three sets of harness out ol' my stable."
"Did the thief leave any traces?"
"No; he took traces and all." —Boston Transcript.
Ethel —"Oh. Jack, be careful to-night. Papa's brought
home a bulldog."
.lack—"That's all right. The dog used to belong to me,
and T got the dealer to sell him to your father."—Balti
BEAUTY TREATMENT FOR BULLDOG
"A woman's devotion is a wonderful thing." said the
"No doubt of it," replied Mr. Meekton. "Where Hen
rietta places her affections her admiration is unquestioning.
The only reason she objects to muzzling our bulldog is that
she thinks the muzzle will spoil his facial expression."—
HER INTEREST IN LITERATURE
Mere Author —"Why do you cultivate an acquaintance
among literary persons?"
Brutal Female —"You enjoy reading the roasting a book
gets so much more when you happen to know the author."
BETTER NOT STOP
Chauffeur—-"Did yo' aay fo' to stop in dis village, sail?"
"No, go ahead now. You've Ijit the man I intended to
DOWN IN THE MOUTH
You never see a bulldog that doesn't look pessimistic.—
A WI3E PRECAUTION
Patient—"l wish to consult you with regard to my
utt-er loss of memory."
Doctor—"Ah. yes! Why—er—in cases of this nature I
always require my fee in advance."—Philadelphia Bulletin.
PRIDE OF THE WEST
"I understand that beef is going to be dearer next
winter than ever before."
"Yes," replied the Chicago packer.
"What's the idea?"
"We're going to take some of the pride out of those
Eastern coal barons who thought they had the world beat
as price boosters." —Washington Star.
THE GIRL OF 1014
At a dinner dance, after a maxixe, a 1914 girl's partner,
a bespectacled young man. said to her:
"Let us go and walk in the sunken garden."
"I don't want to go into the garden," the girl said
shyly, "without a chaperon."
"Oh, we won't need a chaperon, I assure you," said the
bespectacled young man.
"Then," said the girl. "I don't want to go into the
THE FARMER'S EXPLANATION
"Every now and then we read about a lot of quail fol
lowing a hen up the road," said the summer boarder.
"Yes," replied Farmer Corntossel.
"How do you explain it?"
"Various ways. Sometimes the phenomenon is,due to
the fast that lots of people don't know the difference be
tween a quail aud a youug brown Leghorn."—Washington
| Tongue-End Top icsj!
New Things In the Parade
Judging from the display of new au- j
tomobile fire engines brought here
•from alt parts of the State for the 'big
firemen's convention, the days of steam
engines and horse-drawn fire apparatus j
are numbered. It was a great adver- J
tisement for the most modern type of [
lire fighting machines. Another inno- |
vation that was noticeable was the new j
kinds of uniforms that are being worn j
by tho bandmen. Tastes in this direc- ,
tion run decidedly toward the uniforms !
of the warring European nations. Es
pecially noticeable was the Russian ;
type of military hats, or toques, siini- j
lar to those worn by the Czar's (Jos-1
sacks. One iband that had headgear of j
this type wore tights instead of troua- j
eTS. This was a decided innovation.
This particular group of musicians were i
well-equipped iu physical proportions j
to look nil right in tights. They didn't |
suggest the skinny man in the bathing I
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Big Bass Drums in the Band
Charles M. Schwab's Bethlehem Steel
Company band, iu the development of I
which the great steel man has spent [
a great deal of money, solved the ques ;
tion of the best way to carry a big j
bass drum. II is no easy task to lug j
one of these instruments over an eight j
or nine-mile parade route, so the Beth- !
lehemites simply placed the drum on a ,
cart drawu by a well-groomed pony. \
The biggest bass drum in the whole j
parade was carried by the Hershey j
band, from the chocolate town down
the Lebanon Valley. Two men besides I
the drummer helped tote the big thing. (
The Pennsylvania Steel Company's!
band was one of the best in line. The j
famous Kinggold organization, from i
Reading, played its usual excellent mu- j
sic. But there were so many fine bands |
in line that it would be an almost end
less job to dwell on the merits of all
. * *
Wood Will See the Games
George Wood, marshal of the Public!
Service Commission, never forgets that |
he was once a professional baseball
player and was a member of the AU-
American team that went around the
world in 18S9. He likewise nevar!
misses the world's series games for the!
championship, no matter where they |
are played. "Woodie" ii always on !
hand shaking hands with the other old |
fans. He has set his heart on going j
to tbe games between the Bostons audi
Athletics \this week and next week,!
aud this fact came to the knowledge |
of the members of the commission. The j
other morning George entered the room
where the commission meets, when
Commissioner Wallace remarked in ai
''lt's too bad that we must send
Marshal Wood to Pittsburgh on Fri
day morning to serve subpoenas."
Ceorge pricked up liis ears and his!
heart sank into his shoes. •
"Yes," remarked another membbr
of the commission, "aud Marshal
Wood had already made preparations
to see the world's series games this!
week and next.''
"Woodie" caught his breath and
went pale. He was visibly perturbed :
until Commissioner. Brecht could re
strain himself no longer aud began to
laugh. Then it dawned on the marshal
that he was being joshed, and he
smiled a sickly sort of a smile and said
he knew all along he was being jol
lied. But he didn't look it. He will be i
in the front row at every game.
Lawyers Who Were Ball Players
One of Harrisburg's best amateur
baseball players in the days when the j
Harrisburg Tri-tstate first began busi- 1
ness and was composed principally of j
home players, was Charles C. Stroh,
who is so much occupied with legal j
business now that he does not find j
time to engage in the national pastime. I
Mr. Stroll will attend the world's
series. Near him watching* the games
will be Charles H. Bergner, another old j
b'aseball play.er who stood behind the i
bat at Princeton University and was
considered one of the best catchers!
that feverv played on the varsity team.)
Harrisburg is going to be well repre- j
seated at the final contention for the
Moyer Gets Verdict of $10,400 I
Lebanon, Oct. 9. G. H. Moyer, a j
Palmyra attorney, yesterday won a 1
verdict for $10,400 from George G.
Greiner, of Palmyra, for defaulting in
an agreement for the sale of the
Greiner block in Palmyra, bought for
$50,000. The agreement had been made
by. Greiner with John C. Orr, of Har- i
risburg, who secured Attorney Moyer
as the purchaser, but when it came to j
the time of Greiner passing title, he is |
alleged to have refused to comply with |
a provision of the agreement.
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by Druggist H. C. Kennedy
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j and strong and hearty? Here is a
chance to do it without risking the loss
of a single penny.
H. C. Kennedy, our well-known drug
gist, has a new treatment called Ha
inose, which he is selling on approval,
that is said to be a true flesh-forming
food. It is in tablet form, retailing
at 50c a box.
If it does not increase the weight,
fill out the thin, scrawny form and re
store health and strength, there will
be no charge whatever for Samose. Go
to H. C. Kennedy's, to-day and get a
treatnteut of Samose with his promise
to refund the money if it does not do
all that it claims.
He really gives you a free trial of
the preparation, for unless it does in
crease the weight, it will not cost a
EVERY store, as well as every political
party, must have its platform—its policy.
One of the greatest issues to be decided now is
one dealing with clothes and clothes value.
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EXiENOEDTO NOV. 30i
Colonol Patterson Issues an Order for |
the Extension, So That More Mem
bers of the Guard May Have an
Opportunity to Qualify
Through the Adjutant General's De
partment there has been issued by Colo
nel Frank J. Patterson, inspector of
small arms practice in the National
Guard of Pennsylvania, an order to the
effect that the rifle practice season for
1914 has ibeen extended to November
30, the extent and purpose of which is
to permit commanding officers to quali- J
fy members of companies in certain |
DESTROYS TDE HAIR
Makes It Dull, Brittle, Lifeless, and
Causes It To Pall Out
Girls —if you want plenty of thick, |
beautiful, glossy, silky hair, do by all
means get rid of dandruff, for it will
starve your hair and xuiu it if you
It doesn't do much good to try to
brush or wash it out. The only sure
way to get rid of- dandruff is to dis
solve it, then you destroy t it entirely.
To do this, get about four ounces of
ordinary liquid arvon; apply it nt night
when retiring; use enough to moisten
the scalp and rub it in gently with the
By morning, most if not all, of your
dandruff will be gone, and three or four
more applications will completely dis
solve and entirely destroy, every single
sign ami trace of it.
You will find, too, that all itching
and digging of the scnlp will stop, and
your liair will be silky, fluffy, lustrous,
soft, and look and feel a hundred times
better. You can get liquid arvon at
any drug store. It is inexpensive and
four ounces is all you will need, no
matter how much dandruff you have.
This simple remedy never fails. Adv.
cases where the original general order |
relating to riHo practice had not been j
complied with. This year bronze and i
silver medals will be given to those j
who qualify, and it is especially direct- j
oil that every officer and enlisted man !
must tire the indoor or gallery practice j
course in 1914 before taking up out
door or range practice.
No scores made in instruction or rec
ord practice courses will be accepted!
unless a total score of 90 or more has
previously been made in gallery prac
tice. The extension of the time means
that those who failed to qualify here
tofore will now be given another
Public Service Commission
The petition of J. M. Laurie for a
crossing at grade over the tracks of |
the Now York Central and Hudson 1
river railroad, in Windfiurne, Clearfleltl I
county, was refused by the Public
iServive Commission, as was the appli
cation of the Youghiogheny and Pitts
burgh Coal Company for permission to
construct a crossing at grade leading
to its mines near Van Voorhis, Wash- j
The Commission took testimony in j
the matter of the complaint of the
Borough of Apollo vs. the Apollo I
Water Works Company. Another hcar-j
ing on this matter will be held. Thol
complainants allege excessive rates j
for water for fire protection.
Rescue the Shivering
The Public Service Commission icame j
to the rescue of the shivering citizens '
of Bangor this morning 'by handing
down an opinion directing the Bangor I
Steam -Healting Company and the Penn-'
sylvania Utility Company to continue
to furnish heat to the |>eople of the
boroug'h of Bangor. Steam heat had
been furnished by the utility corpora
tions for a long period of time and re
lying upon a continuation of the serv
ice, residents of 'Bangor made no other
provision for heating their houses and
buildings. A few days ago the compa
nies served notice that it was their
purpose to shut off the supply of heat,
although they were requested not to
do so because of the hardships that
would result. As a last resort the resi
dents of tßangor applied to the Commis
sion for an order directing tho com
panies to continue the service as here
Considerable testimony was taken be
fore Commissioner Pennvpacker in Phil
a lelphia during the last few days, and
last night at 8 o'clock arguments of
counsel of both sides were 'concluded be
fore the Commission at its meeting in
the Capitol. After a consideration of
the testimony and the arguments the
Commission at 10 o'clock this morning
issued tho order iv'hich will compel the
heating companies to furnish the serv
The greatest value ever offered—a
China tea pot and one pound of Angle
Blend Coffee for 35 cents. Limited sup
ply of tea pots, (irand Union Tea Co.,
208 North Second street.
Republican Meetings in Lebanon
Lebanon, Oct. 9. —Chairman William
J. Noll, of the Republican county com
mittee, has arranged for holding a
series of mass meetings in all parts of
the county, in the interest of the
State and county Republican ticket,
winding up the campaign on Saturday
evening, October 31, with a mass meet
ing at the Academy of Music, this city,
when Brumbaugh, Penrose and others
The momentum of a modern twelve
car railroad train running a mile a
minute is equal to that of a ton weight
falling from a height of twenty-one
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