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Wednesday, October 1-1, l«14.
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y"' WEATHER FORECASTS
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i Eastern Pennsylvania: Unsettled
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— py erate northeast winds.
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest. 64; lowest, SO; 8 a. m., 55; 8 p. m., 60.
THE INDICTMENT OF PRINZIP
The assassin who iired the shot that was heard
"round the world and killed the Archduke Francis
Ferdinand, aroused the wrath of'the Austrian na
-lioii and brought about the awful war that is now
raging in Europe, has been indicted iu Sarajevo.
Misguided patriotism led the wretch, Prinzip, not
only to kill the Archduke but to turn his murder
ous weapon on the Archduchess and make her his
second victim, in the ordinary course of events the
murderer and his accomplices would have met the
fate that all assassins deserve, and the affair would
have been of no especial wonder—certainly not of
sufficient importance to excite the outside world
more than momentarily.
But what followed was what led to the most ter
rible war this world has ever seen. The Austrian
Kmperor made demands on Servia which Servia did
not. graut. Whether Austria was .justified in these
demands or whether Servia was justified in refusing
to grant them are questions on which the world is
divided. At any rate Servia's refusal meant war,
which was speedily declared by Austria. Russia
sprang to the aid of Servia: Germany to the aid of
Austria, and France and England to the aid of those
engaged in fighting Austria and Germany, and the
greatest coufliet of the world was on.
Meanwhile tlie insignificant wretch who caused it
all languished in a cell in Sarajevo, and it is at this
late day that it is cabled that he has been indicted.
What good will it do to execute him now? It will
neither stop the war nor give the old Austrian Em
peror the vengeance he sought.
What a pity it is that such miserable creatures
can cause so much misery in this world by the assas
sin 's bullet! In our own country Booth, Giteau and
Czolgosz; in Europe, Prinzip, none of whose lives
can compensate in the most remote way for the con
sequences of their insane acts.
THE ONLY SAFE WAY
A statement of timely importance in view of the
constantly increasing use of the automobile has
just been issued by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad
with the purpose of making motor car "tourists
more cautious in crossing railroad tracks and thus
reducing the loss of life from grade crossing acci
dents. The views of the railroad are interesting
and worthy of reproduction. They are as follows:
There should he a solemn warning to all drivers of motor
vehicles in the circumstances which led to the death of
Mrs. Haines Harlan, her two children and nurse and the
serious injury of the hußband and father when the autoino
bile in which thev were riding was struck by a train at
Singerly, Md., a few days ago. of tiie Haitimore
and Ohio railroad are directing the attention of motorists
siid all others who use the public highways to the distress
ing accident in an effort to urge persons first to ascertain
whether the tracks are busy before a railroad is crossed.
Jt. is reported that when the crossing at Singerly was ap
proached by the automobile a locomotive bell was ringing
and that the machine "Mopped to heed the warning, but on
looking down the track it was observed that an approaching
freight train was far enough away to permit the party to
cross. Just- as the automobile was proceeding over the
crossing it was struck by an express train which passed in
an opposite direction. It is supposed that the presence of
the second train was not known to the ill-fated autoists.
They were hurled back in front of the freight train and
' the bodies of the women and children'were mangled almost
beyond recognition. The railroad officials realize that the
action of the father in attempting to cross the tracks ahead
of the train was not in the spirit of a chance-taker or to
endanger the lives of those who were nearest and dearest
to him. The circumstances of two trains being iu the same
FLARBISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 14, 1914.
crossing circuit and going in the opposite directions may not
occur again with fatal results during the existence of the rail
road, but it is frequently the untoward circumstances which
causes a railroad accident. It was not due to a mechanical
failure that the automobile was struck, for the crossing was
protected by automatic signals which were working and
were observed, although the warning does not seem to have
been heeded. The lesson drawn from the accident by rail
road officials is the importance to motorists and travelers
on the highways that they refrain from crossing the tracks
in the face of warning signals, for there may be no way
of ascertaining the imminence of danger and the delay is
seldom more than for a few minutes at tho longest.
The railroad company's purpose in thus trying
to impress the idea of greater caution on the minds
of auto drivers is a proper one and it is hoped will
have its effect in reducing the number of grade
crossing collisions so long as grade crossings exist.
The statement, nioreover, brings to mind what is
far more important and that is the question "what
is the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad itself doing to
remove the danger to auto tourists!"
The statement shows, it is true, that the company
has provided mechanical signals which were work
ing as intended at the crossing at Singerly, but the
fact that the terrible tragedy referred to could
have occurred despite the presence of these signals
amounts simply to another unanswerable argument
in favor of the elimination of grade crossings. The
danger will exist as long as railroads cross high
ways at the same level. While it is wise for auto
mobilis'ts to heed the warning given by the Malti
more and Ohio, it is far more important that that
company, and all other railroad companies that
have not already done so, eliminate the peril in the
only sure way by making the deadly grade crossing
a thing of the past.
All hail the champion Bean!
•Philadelphia newspapers will please turn their column
rules. In death they are not divided.
I hat "SIOO,OOO infield" will probahlv be offered nt the
bargain counter now at a marked-down figure.
It s all over. The "fans" tan pull up the covers and go
to sleep until the frost is out of the ground uext spring.
The broadest smile in all the land will be found 011 the
face of John Kinle.v Tener, President of the National Base
ball league and Governor of Pennsylvania.
The war between the Ariny and Navy about that football
game is not likely to be carried to the point of a bombard
ment of West Point or Annapolis.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
ON THE EASTERN FRONTIER
Little Miss Russia
Sat on poor Prussia
Using her Kurds on the way;
Hut a terrible Teuton
Started to Bhootin'
And shooed those Kurds far awav.
"Tell me, dearest—would you marry a spendthrift?"
"Surely—if he had the thrift."—Judge.
SHE LACKS INTELLIGENCE
A Missouri man says he has been married 4 2 years and
his wife believes everything he tells her. We have a cer
tain kind of administration for trustful confidence of that
kind, but in times like these men uced more intelligent
"De objection about borrowin' trouble," said Uncle
F,ben, "is dat de real owner ain' never g'ineter bother 'bout
comin' around an' takin' it off yoh hands."—W&skineton
In real life one sometimes gets the whole of a romance
and sees it result in the loading lady thereof cooking for
"Don't you believe that the war censor is a good thing?"
"I suppose so; but what this country needs is a married
man appointed to censor bargain advertisements."—Hous
"Looks like a futile transaction all around."
"What are you kicking about now?"
"This fad for large handwriting. My daughter got a box
of expensive paper from a young man and used it all up
writing him a note of thanks."—Judge.
THE IDEAL CENSOR
Would that a censor might be found
Whose methods could be reaching
.Misinformation passed around
As wise and lofty teaching.
"Are you mixed up iu this disturbance?" asked the
"No," replied the law-abiding citizen. "I'm neutrnl."
"Then why ilo you want to talk to mo?"
"f want my neutrality definitely understood. I don't
desire to take a chance on what sometimes happens to the
innocent bystander."—Washington Star.
ALL THE COMFORTS OF WAR
She —"How 9>ill those poor soldiers keep warm this
He —"Oh, the shell fire vyill keep them from freezing."
—Public Ledger. I
HOW IT HAPPENED
"How did the cashier of your bank get into jailf"
"Left the V off speculation."—Public Ledger.
WHAT WE NOTE
Anyway, .nobody is offering a free trip to Europe for
being the most popular something or other. —Public Ledger.
A MODERN SOLOMON
"I have seven wives," explained the unspeakable Turk
to the interviewer.
"Great Caesar! How do you manage to pay your dress
"I married dressmakers, son of an infidel."—Public
THE PLAINT OF THE PESSIMIST
"Half the world doesn't know how the other half lives."
"But it has its suspicions."—Public Ledger.
| Tongue-End Topics |
Von Steuben's Aid to America
The members of a party of visitors
to'the Capitol were looking at the pic
tures in the House of Representatives
and were particularly interested in the
Abbey painting showing an officer
drilling the ragged soldiers in the snow
at Valley Forge during the Revolution
"Who is the officer drilling the
j troops?" asked a woman of the party.
"That," said a man of the party in
i the absence of a •Oapitol guard, "is
Friedrieh Wilhelm August Heinrich
I Ferdinand Baron von Steuben, the
! Prussian officer seut here by the Prus
j sian Emperor Frederick the Great to
j give General Washington and his
I troops pointers in military tactics. He
| was a lieutenant general in tho Seven
I Years' war, retiring at the close of
that long struggle. In 17 77 he was
sent by Frederick the Great to help
the American people in their struggle
for independence. That is one of the
reasons why the American people
j should sympathize with Germany in its
The man who really knew was list
ening intently to the" lecturer on the
picture, and at this juncture broke in
"You are off your base on .Baron
von Steuben being sent to this coun
try by Frederick the Great to help the
American people. He was not in the
Prussian army in 1777, but he was
persuaded by American colonial repre
sentatives in France to come to this
country where his splendid discipline
and ability as an organizer were at
once recognized by Washington, who
had him made inspector general of the
And as there was nobody else there
who knew •all about it, the series of
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Had to Get Standard Measure
Harry D. Reel, the Oity Sealer of
Weights and Measures, says that peo
ple who buy in the stores and markets
are waking up gradually to the fact
that laws have been made to protect
them from short weights and measures,
and those who know are quick to warn
dealers that they must obey these laws.
He relates an incident in an uptown
market where a man selling chestnuts
was measuring them in a can that
really represented no standard meas
ure. A woman watching the dealer
very plainly told him that he ought to
get a real measure and if he didn't
somebody would catch hint and he
wou'ld get into trouble. The man
hustled to a nearby store and protect
ed himself by the purchase of a legal
measure. Mr. Reel says the general
disposition on the part of dealers is
to use honest weights and measures,
but t°hcre are some weighing machines
that can weigh both honestly and dis
honestly. In his office is a grocer's
scales which can be made to weigh fair
jby placing the weight in the exact
center of the plate. By placing the
weight near the edge of the plate it
over balances like weight on the other
part of the scales, showing that a dis
; honest dealer can cheat a little on a
j seemingly fair scales. Scores of dis
! honest weights and measures have beeu
, destroyed by Mr. Reel, and all that he
captured as not up to standard are re
tained and demolished. Remove the
i temptation to cheat and the consumer
I gets what is his due.
Talks of "Investigating" McCormick
Senator Charles B. Snyder, of Schuyl
kill county, was at the capitol this
morning on business connected with
several departments, and indicated that
lie had been following the political
campaign pretty closely.
"It is a very lively campaign,"
; said Senator Snyder, "but after it is
all over there may still he some lively
times. I understand that Vance C. Mc-
Cormick, the Democratic candidate for
Governor, made a personal attack on
Senator Crow and me in a speech at
Muncv last night, holding us up to
scorn from his point of view, and in
timating that we are bold, bad men.
"Suppose we put that boot on the
other foot," resumed Senator Snyder,
"and when the Legislature meets it is
quite likely that a resolution will be
introduced in the Senate providing "for
the creation of a committee 'to inves
tigate the manner in which Mr. Mc-
Cormick obtained his nomination, the
manner in which vast sums of money
are said to have been expended in his
behalf, both in the Spring primaries
and during the present campaign. Wo
may investigate his liberal expendi-
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tures of money. We may want to know
where all of that money went to.
"A Senate committee would have
the power to make such investigation,
and it could call on people, organiza
tions, clubs and any other sources of
information to tell all they know. It
might be very interesting to the people
of this State to learn these campaign
secrets which are now under cover. The
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Wants Comfort Station in Lebanon
Lebanon, Oct. 14.—1n an interview
here, tho Rev. Dr. T. E. Schwank, pas
tor of Salem Lutheran church, strong
ly advocated the need of a public com
fort station and suggested that the
property at the rear of the court house
should be used for the purpose. It
was also Dr. Schwank who suggested
to city councilmen that wood blocks
be used for paving in this eity.
Three Bitten by Mad Cat
Pottsville, Pa., Oct. 14.—Mrs. John
Walsh and daughter and Elmer Hcrpug,
of Union township, were bitten by a cat
which had hydrophobia. They will be
given the Pasteur treatment at the
county hospital at Schuylkill Haven.
To All Merchants:--
YOU are invited by this newspaper to join
in a national business boosting plan
known as Newspaper Window Display
Next week October 19-24, is the time and
every merchant is urged to be ready for
the great demonstration.
Make a list of all the articles in your store
that are advertised by the manufacturers in
this and other good newspapers.
Put these articles in your windows next
week and paste up a couple of the signs
which this newspaper will send you upon
the receipt of a card from you or a phone
This is a good time to reach out after more
The window display plan will be a busi
It will bring customers who read of these
standard articles in newspaper advertise
ments into your store to buy them.
It will encourage manufacturers who do
not advertise their products for your benefit
to use newspaper space to create popular
demand for the goods you sell.
Any time a man or woman comes into
your store to ask for an article advertised in
• newspapers you have an opportunity to
make a permanent patron. ,
It means money in the cash register to
join in the window display movement.
Beginning Next Monday See that Your Win
dows Are Alive With the Products of
National Distribution Advertised by the
Makers in the Star-Independent
and other Daily Papers.
MASONS HOLM BANQUET
Brownstone Lodge, of Hummelstown,
Appropriately Celebrates the Fourth
Anniversary of Organization
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Hummelstown, Oct. 14. —After the
regular meeting of the Brownstone
Lodge No. C 66, P. and A. M., of Hum
melstown, in the Farmers' bank build
ing last evening all adjourned to RuflHs
elegant hall, where a banquet was held
to celebrate the fourth anniversary of
the lodge. More than one hundred per
sons were present from Harrisiburg,
Lebanon, Middletown, Hershey, Millers
iburg and Elizabetlvtown. A splendid
menu was provided.
William H. Earnest was toastmaster
and toasts were responded to by Mar
tin L. Hershey, worshipful master;
Charles V. Glynn, senior warden; Nor
man S. Helff, junior warden; Samuel J.
M. McCarrell, P. M., of Robert Burns
Lodge No. 464, Harrisburg; John E.
Snyder, P. M., Lamberton Lodge No.
4 76, Lancaster; Prank B. Wickershara,
P. M., Robert Burns Lodge No. 464,
Harrisburg, aud J. George Brecht, P.
M., Muncy Lodge No. 299, Miuncy.
The committee on arrangements was
composed of the following; William
H. Earnest, chairman; William C. Ba
ker, I. Clarence Brb, George E. Copea
haver and Olinton M. Hershey.
The following is a list of the officers
of the lodge: Worshipful master, Mar
tin L. 'Htershev; senior warden, Charles
V. Glynn; junior warden, Norman 8.
Helff; treasurer, Clinton M. Hershey;
secretary, Earl B. Mays; chaplain,
Paul J. Dundorf; senior deacon, Hen
ry M. Horst; junior deacon, Robert W,
Strunk; senior master of ceremonies,
Nile W. Crist; junior master of cere
monies, Prank C. Witmer; pursuivant,
George H. Breckenmaker; trustees, Wil
liam H. Earnest, William C. Baker ami
Edwin M. Hershey; representative in
Grand Lodge, Titus W. Pegely; tyler,
At the close of tihe banquet " Auld
Lang Syne" was sung 'by the members
and their guests.
Lebanon Man Wants Pardon
Lebanon, Oct. 14.—With the hope
of securing a pardon for Vincente Fig
uerson, who was convicted of aggra
vated assault and battery with intent
to kill his wife, by a jury at the Sep
tember criminal court in this city. Ma
jor .T. M. Shindel and Attorney W. C.
Oraeff will appear on October 21 at a
meeting of the Board of Pardons at
Harrisburg and plead their client's