The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, October 19, 1914, Page 6, Image 6

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/* Star.lnd«p*nd«nt Building,
M.20-22 South Third Strdat. Harrisburg, Pa„ '
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Officer*: Virecfrt.
WM. W. WALLOW**, M-,--.
Vice President. Wm K «»"*»
Secretary and Treasurer. WM. W. WALLOWIR
Business Manager. Editor.
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Monday, October 1 1914.
Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat.
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Full Moon, ith; Last Quarter, 12th;
New Moon, lath; First Quarter, 25th.
« Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair to-
Pfcw ifrp night and Tuesday.
* Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair to-night
and Tuesday, slightly warmer Tuesday.
' tientle to moderate winds becoming
l" ■ -* southerly.
Highest, h4; lowest, 53; 8 a. til., 54; 8 p. m., 55.
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The opening by the State of another sanitarium
for the (.'are and treatment of tuberculoids patients,
in Hamburg, Berks county, on .Monday next, will
mark the completion of the third institution of the
kind in Pennsylvania, and will round out the number
that Dr. Samuel G. Dixon, State Health Commis
sioner, had in mind when he began the construc
tion of these institutions which have been so won
derfully successful in alleviating the distress caused
bv that most insidious of all diseases.
The first of these institutions was opened in Mont
Aito, and when its success in the care and treat
ment of tuberculosis had been demonstrated, Dr.
Dixon set about establishing a similar institution
in Cresson, on the highest ridge of the Allegheny
mountains, the State being fortunate in obtaining
this site through tiie donation by Andrew Carnegie
of a large tract of land he had owned for years ami
once occupied as his summer home.
To complete the three institutions Dr. Dixon
originally planned and to provide for the many
applicants in the eastern part of the state, the num
ber of which grew so rapidly that names had to
be placed on a waiting list, Dr. Dixon obtained
the aid of the Legislature in the establishment of
another sanitarium and selected a spot near Ham
burg, Berks county, for its location. in
stitution is about to be opened for the reception of
patients and will accommodate about 300 sufferers
who will receive treatment by the most advanced
methods known for combatting the scourge.
Pennsylvania, of all the states in the union,
stands first in the humane treatment of- her tuber
cular citizens. Through the use of these institu
tions, the advanced methods of treatment and the
great care taken of patients, thousands of persons
whose cases were regarded as hopeless have been
restored to their homes and enabled to take up
their regular"daily pursuits. Under the treatment
Pennsylvania provides, free of charge, for persons
afflicted with tuberculosis, that awful disease has
to a great extent lost its terrors and its attacks no
longer strike hope from its victims.
Harrisburg's club of doctors conducts its regular
meetings in such a quiet way and so carefully
avoids seeking publicity merely for publicity's sake,
that it has remained for an outside doctor, a phy
sician from far-away San Diego, California, who
happens to be in this city, to point to the effective
work it is doing. The Harrisburg Medical Club is
an organization of representative local doctors
which has been in existence for four years, and the
Californian declares that it has some methods of
ronducting its affairs that lie believes are actually
The club is run on the theory that the general
public does not as a rule manifest great interest in
distinctly professional clubs and that there is noth
ing for the club to gain by basking in the limelight
rays. The good a club of professional men may do
m of necessity confined to (lie men themselves be
cause their activities are restricted in scope and
concentrated on matters of professional import in
which laymen cannot be directly interested. Yet
when a visitor from across the continent charac
terizes a club of our local doctors as unique, ex
pressing delight with the plans along which it is
conducted, plans which he Rays are entirely original
with Harrisburg, then the organization becomes an
object of general interest because it is worthy of
It seems that the tiling about the Medical Club
of Harrisburg which makes the most favorable im
pression on the visiting physician is the precaution
which is taken to eliminate club politics from the
organization. The presidents of the club are chosen,
not by casting ballots, but by drawing lots. At the
time of the annual election papers containing the
names of all members who have not already served
as president are placed in a box and the selection
of the officer is determined by chance in the draw
ing of a name.
Club politics are prominent in practically all
clubs, no matter for what purpose conducted. The
election of officers is always a surpassingly impor
tant event and other considerations almost invari
ably give way while the contest is on. Even though
a club election may have no harmful features in
itself, such as arousing bitter antagonism and
creating permanent factions, the election always
detracts attention from an organization's regular
activities and may seriously impair its usefulness
at times.
That a club of professional men can throb with
life from other causes than contests for election of
officers has been demonstrated conclusively by the
Medical Club of Harrisburg. At the meetings
every member present is required to enter into dis
cussion of prescribed topics, and every member,
unless giving a suitable excuse, is required to be
present. The meetings are made of such great
interest by the scientific subject matter of the dis
cussions and by the active participation of all mem
bers that such a minor detail of the club's activities
as the choice of officers is lost in insignificance.
When doctors get together for the avowed pur
pose of increasing their knowledge of the science
of medicine and allied subjects, they are not only
advancing their own interests but they are accom
plishing something for the public good. Patients
also profit when physicians increase their skill.
Vale will be without the services of one of its best
football coaches, at lea?! until after the November election.
AVe are glad to know that Gilford F'inchot has got his
voice back, but it will not elect him to the United States
Former Senator Knox's speech may perhaps be taken
to indicate that the Republicans are hopeful that the
Colonel may yet return to the fold.
Those who love to read of sensations will have an op
portunity now to shift their attention from the European
war to the murder trial of Mrs. Carman in New York.
None of the so-called "Big Four" was beaten in football
011 Saturday, but there will lie plenty of opportunity for a
slip 'twixt now and the final contests when they meet each
In russet gown. October stands,
And with her little sunburnt hands
H'or her fair brow a crowri she weaves
Of red and yellow Autumn leaves.
A mist of gold her bright hair seems,
Where, ensnared, the sunshine gleams.
Her eyes have caught the gentian's hue,
Or yonder sky's translucent blue.
Her mantle's made of morning mist
Pearly gray and amethyst!
October stands in russet gown,
Weaving herself a leafy crown.
—Philadelphia Public Ledger
Examining a piece of synthetic rubber that was undis
tinguishable in any way from the real thing. General Wil
liam P. Duval said in Augusta:
"The Germans are using this synthetic or artificial rub
ber for their war automobiles. The artificial is replacing
the real all along the line. It seems to be just as good.
At a dinner the other evening I nodded toward a pretty
girl and said:
" 'What a lovely complexion Miss Blanc has. Does she
get it from her father or her mother!'
'From her father,' the lady on my right replied. She
added with a smile: 'He runs, you know, a beauty par
lor.' " —Exchange.
"So you are expected to do a kind act every davf"
"Yes," replied the boy scout.
"How about to-day?"
"Woll, the teacher has been having a little trouble with
me. Don't you think I might stay away from school and
give her a restf"—Washington Star.
An advertising man tells this one:
"The heavy advertiser of a certain Indian town entered
the editorial offices of the daily paper and in angrv and
disgusted tones delivered himself as follows:
" 'What's the matter with this sheet anyhow! That was
a fine break you people made in my ad. yesterday!'
" 'What's the trouble?' asked the editor.
" 'Read it and see!' said the advertiser, and he thrust
a copy of the paper into the editorial hands.
"The unhappy editor read, 'lf you want to have a fit,
wear Jones' shoes.' " —Lippincott's.
The man put his hand in the horse's mouth to see how
many teeth the horse had. The horse closed his mouth to
see how many fingers the man had. The curiosity of both
was satisfied. —Cincinnati Enquirer.
However, no one has been courageous enough to propose
coming to the relief of the Beef Trust with a "buya-steak"
plan.—Washington Post.
Bulletin: Ab Adkin's wife's kin have his citadel sur
rounded, and with the last line of retreat cut off he is pre
paring for a siege which may last all winter.—Atchison
In the lists of casualties of this war, truth occupies a
conspicuous place.—Albany Journal.
"My wife gets nothing but apprehension qut of life."
"How so!"
"She's atraid of cows in the country and automobiles in
lowu."—Kansas City Journal.
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| Tongue-End Top icsjj
Three Navy Pay Directors
(ieorge W. Hensel, of Lancaster, wit,
raconteur, poet and historian,
has written a story for the Philadel- i
phia "North American," printed re- [
cently, that is of more than ordinary '
interest to those citizens of' Harris-]
burg who bear in kindly remembrance i
one of the gentlemen mentioned in the j
tale. In part. Mr. Hensel "s story is as j
"This immediate region of our great
country enjoys the distinction of rep
resentation in one of the most im
portant branches of the national gov
ernment with three sons, one of Dau
phin and two of Lancaster county, oc
cupying the highest rank in the pay
j service of the United States navy in i
| the order of one, three. They
! are men of nearly the same age, have
' seen almost forty years of service,
have traveled the world over and
around many times, have had remark
able and most interesting experiences,
love their country, have proved loyal
to its interests and are quite convinced :
in their own minds that in all this big, j
i wide world there is no such country as j
the respective communities in which .
they were born; whether in China or'
Valparaiso. Gilbraltar, on the high sfus '
or in the most beautiful harbors of the |
world, they have never got far from j
Harrisburg, Lancaster and Strasburg. j
♦ • *
Jack Speel's Name Leads
"Their devotion to old friends, the!
loyalty with which they are constant
ly returning to their native soil to |
tread the paths they trod as boys and I
to refresh and keep alive the true and
natural friendships of long ago arc but :
a few of the noble traits that charac-1
terize the lives of John Nini tiger Speel, j
of Harrisburg; Reah Frazer, of Lan-j
caster, and John Ross Martin, of Stras- j
burg. Born within forty miles of each ;
other, of splendid parentage, and hav- j
ing had some educational advantages,]
they entered the navy at the ages of j
21, equipped with high character'and
a rare quality of common sense, to
pass from clerkships to assistant pay
masterships, becoming paymasters, pay
inspectors, and finally attaining the
high station of pay director, with the |
rank of captain. When Uncle Sam calls :
this roll of his navy, lot .lack Speel's'
name leads ail the rest with Reah Fra- j
zer second and John Martin third. J
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As Boy He Did Man's Work
"Pay Director Speel was the first
to enter the service in the year 1874; j
Frazer a few months later and Martin, j
lSTti, so that the two former will re-I
tire in 1915 and the latter in 1918. j
The actual service of ijpeel, however, I
antedates 1574, he having shipped to
hina on a three years' cruise in a j
minor position, and, while yet a boy, :
he had a man's experience. The Speels j
were an old Dauphin family, and the j
I pay director's father was a well-known;
I iiatter in Harrisburg. Alexander Ram
i soy, the war governor of Minnesota,
. and afterward Secretary of' War, was
. his uncle. To Harrisburg he has been
intensely loyal, and his earthly pos- j
i sessions and best friends are within the
i-apital city gates. Stationed perman
i ently in Washington Pay Director
I Speel makes frequent trips to his old j
home. In navy circles he is widely '
! known and no less authority than
| 'Fighting Bob' Kvans was wont to de
1 dare: '.lack Speel lias as many friends
i and as warm friendship as any man in
j the Navy.' The old admiral and ho
were intimate friends, and some years j
I ago, when he visited Harrisburg and \
every citizen, from call drivers of Har
| risburg to the governor of Pennsyl- j
| vania, seemed glad to salute .lack Speel'
j and slap him on the back, 'Old Bob'
| concluded Jack was as popular on laud j
| as he was on the seas.
I•* * "
In Quest of Cattle Thieves
It was the portion of these* three i
officials during the seventies to follow
each other in the order they stand,
, forty years later, in a service on the
| Rio Grande and to have any one of ■
I thein relate their experiences ou the Rio
| Bravo insures an evening's entertain-j
I ment. This majestic ship was a side
wheeler, drawing' four feet of water
and was dispatched to the scene of tho
; famous' Border Raids' the stealing of
I cattle in Mexico by Texans and vice
versa. The theiving pro and con nec
essarily was indulged in during the
dry seasons,, when the Rio Grande was
low enough to permit the cattle thieves
to get from Mexico to Texas, or Texas
to Mexico, by fording the stream, and
T" " " ..
lames W. Barker
WnahluKton Party \oiuliiee For
from tlir
If Elected Will Favor
j Your Vote und Support Solicited
tho Rio Grande like some men's spirits,
would vary from up to down in the pas
sing of an evening's star. Ascending
the river as stealthy as Sherlock
Holmes the Bio Bravo might be stuck
in the mud at midnight to resume her
journey a little late. At all events,'
when it was sailing the cattle thieves |
found the water too high for their
business, and when they were operating :
it couldn't catch them, so that they i
never met to engage in hostilities. At'
the time the efforts of the administra
tion have the Bio Bravo catch the
border raiders subjected President
Hayes and his counselors to ridicule
and inspired the Nasts of that" day to
do their durndest in cartoons. The guns
of the Rio Bravo in these days of
dreadnoughts and submarines might
have been sufficiently effective to dot
the 'i' in the word fight.
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Served With "Fighting Bob"
"The fact that Pay Directors Speel,
Frazer and Martin are natives of the
same locality and were boys together,
I entered the navv, to have had striking
ly similar experiences, served with
! 'lighting Bob' Kvans, and now stand
I the first three in the pay service of the
; navy, to retire in turn at the bead or
i it, is unique in the annals of naval
I records. In many respects and traits
! of character they resemble each other,
| and especially in the number and qual
j ity of tliQir friends, while in the val
uable services rendered their country
and the splendid records made they
I upon Dauphin and Lancaster."
To-night, "The Dingbat Family."
Thursday afternoon and evening, i
"A (iirl of the Mountain?."
Saturday afternoon and evening, Vo- ,
gel's Minstrels.
Monday and Tuesday and Tuesday !
matiuee, October 2fi and 27, l
"The Round-Up."
Every afternoon and evening, high
class vaudeville.
Daily continuous vaudeville and pic
"The Dingbat Family
The trouble with mo«t musical rome-
I dies seems to be their utter inability
! to meet even the commonplace things
!of life on an equal basis. And for
1 this reason, in the past seasons, few of
these attractions have approached the
j degree of amusement expected of them
iby the public. For be it drama or mu
! sieal comedy, it. is the everyday tiling
j that has been demonstrated as ttie mosE
| attractive of the stage. One of the
i most striking of the late new produc
tions that has unequivocally met the
I public's favor is "The Dingbat Fam
! ily" which at at Majestic to-day, mati
: nee and night, the musical comedy in
which "the family upstairs" is the
I pertinent subject. Adv.
"A Girl of the Mountains"
The story of " A Oirl of the Moun
tains," which conies to the Majestic
Thursday matinee and night, deals with
a young Western girl, Nellie Bonn, who
has been betrayed bv Richard Thurston.
Nellie hecomes cognizant of the awful
ness of her past and when in late years
the man comes for her, Nellie informs
1 him that lie has passed out of her life
and that she is done with him forever.
Nellie later meets a young mining en
gineer. Victor Lambert, who loves her
and whom she loves. She accepts his
devotion and ends by engaging herself
to him. She will not marry him, how
; ever, without telling him the truth, and
this she does in a scene of no slight
dramatic power. In the absence of her
lover the girl's betrayer reappears and
| tries to. win her again, she defies him,
| the lover returns, a hand-to-hand fight
ensues and the betrayer is shot. At
; this point Cupid steps in and makes
I the love route smooth, anil all ends as
I should be. Adv.
Vogel's Minstrels
John W. Vogel's Big City Minstrels
! travel in swell private cars, and when
they appear at the Majestic Saturday
matinee and night they will appear in
rolling palaces that cost a fortune, and
; afford comfort and luxury. The min
: strels of to-day do not fly-by-night to
escape the tavern keeper; neither do
i they tour overland by horsepower, as
.did the "old-timers" for many a year,
! as has since been revived by references
j in many tales of fiction and allusion in
the rural dramas of the stage. And
! with all the fame of the cross-road pi
j oneers, they were lucky to take in as
| much money in a week as Vogel gathers
]in a flay. Indeed this is an age of
j huge affairs. Adv.
"The Round-Up"
Edmund Day's drama, described as
one of "life and death, love and hate,
loyalty and revenge" in Arizona and
New Mexico, named "The Round-Up,"
will be the attraction at the Majestic
I Theatre, for two nights, commencing
| Monday, the 2t»th, with a special popu
i lar matinee on Tuesday, the 27tli.
Klaw & Erlanger were originally re
. sponsible for the staging of the piece
but have leased it to Robert Campbell,
manager of "A Fool There Was' and
, " The White Slave," for the popular
priced theatres, who is presenting the
j play exactly as Messrs. Klaw & Er
i langer did using tho same company ami
; production with Shep Camp in the role
j originated by Maclyn Arbucklc.
At the Orpheum
That the Orpheum management lias
done wonderful things in the quality
i oi the shows brought to Harrisburg, is
j a fact thoroughly familiar. That tome
of the great stars have been seen at
the Orpheum for an entire week instead
of the usual ono or two nights and at
higher prices is also a well known fact.
All of these facts lead to the announce
ment that the Orpheum headliner for
this week will be Lew Dockstader, the
famous humorist and star minstrel.
Lew Dockstader has been scon in Har
risburg a number of times. He has al
ways been the star of the minstrel or
ganizations in which he appeared,
I whether he was tho owner or whether
| hew as the joint owner and co-star. He
' has originated more real funny scenes
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and speeches than any comedian on t Uo |
American stage, and when he was |
sought this summer by the vaudeville j
managers he hesitated a long time be
fore signing the contract that will keep 1
him away from the minstrel Held for J
the next two years. This year Dock
stader is thrusting his shafts of satire
at Mr. Roosevelt, and everywhere lie
is appearing along the Keith circuit he j
is declared to have the most uproarious '
ly side splitting funny act ever ottered |
in vaudeville. His monologue is called |
"My Policies" and is a positive twen
ty-minute scream. The musical comedy ,
couple, .lohn Doolev and pretty -lean
ette Rugel, late stars of "The House !
warmers," will offer a scintillating hi,
of song, dance and comedy and otherj
big Keith hits will be presented by
Lucy tiillette, Leander DeCordova and
company, Hope Vernon, the Martine]
Brothers and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Em-1
mett. Adv. J
At the Colonial
An entirely new policy goes into ef
fect at the Colonial to-day. Kigpcr and
better vaudeville bills are to be "in
stalled from to-day on anil a show of |
vaudeville will be presented before!
moving picture features are shown. I
The hours for pictures only remains the
same, and so do the hours in which the j
vaudeville bills are to be exhibited.'
But while the vaudeville show is in j
attractive quarters and courteous service contribute
much to the desirability of an institution as a banking
home. But, no advantage or convenience will be ac
cepted as a substitute fcr Safety.
This company puts Security for depositors' funds
ahead of every other consideration.
It offers you all the advantages of convenient loca
tion, broad facilities and courteous, efficient clerks, but
not as a substitute for Safety.
progress no pictures will interrupt.
They will be shown before and after
the vaudeville. Four acts come to-day
headed by a musical comedy called
"The Hell Boys and the Belles." Mil
ler and Tempest in a nifty variety act;
Lear and Fields, in comedy songs and
dances, and Al Edwards, the happy
black face comedian, round out a vaude
ville offering that is far superior to
any that have yet been exhibited at the
Colonial. The admission prices remain
the same. Adv.
Artistic Printing at Star-Independent.
The Facile Mexican
In the opening paragraph of one of
his best, stories Kipling wrote: "Lei
it be clearly understood that the Rns
sian is a delightful person till he '
tucks his shirt in. As an oriental he
is charming. It is only when he in
yists on being treated as the most east
erly of western peoples that he becomes
a radical anomaly, extremely difficult to
handle. The host never konws which
side of his nature is going to turn up
next.'' There is a somewhat, similar
difficulty with the Mexican. He can be
charming, but one never knows whether
he is the most northern southerner nr
the most southern northerner, and lie
can change from one to the other with
a facility that is almost genius.—Phil
: adelphia Ledger.