The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, October 23, 1914, Page 8, Image 8
8 ( Ettal'lirlied in IS7S) Published b* THE STAR PRINTING COMPANY. ' /" Star-lndapandent Building. M-XO-22 South Third Straat, Harriaburg, Pa* Every Evening Eieapt Sunday Officer* : Directors . BaiMAMiw F. MITERS. j otll L . L . KuHN. President. WM. K MSTH. WM. K MITERS, Secretary and Treasurer. WM. W. WALLOWCR. WM 11. WARNER. V. HUMMEL BEROHAUS, JR., Business Manager. Editor. AH 'communications should be addressed to STAR -INDEPENDENT, > Business. Editorial, Job Printing or Circulation Department, according to the subject matter. Entered at the Post Office in Hsvrisburg as second-class matter. Benjamin ft Kentuor Company. New York and Chicago Representatives. Hew York Offlee, Brunswick Building, 225 Fifth Avenue. Chicago Office, People's Gas Building, Michigan Avenue. Delivered by carriers at 6 cents a week. Mailed to subscriber; (or Three Dollars s year in advance. THE STAR-INDEPENDENT The paper with the largest Homi Circulation in Harrisburg and •earby towns. Circulation Examined by THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN ADVERTISERS. TELEPHONES • BELL Private Branoh Exchange. - - - • _No. 3250 CUMBERLAND VALLEY (*rlvat« Branoh Exchange, No. <43*246 \ 1. J- T: - Friday, October 28, 1014. OCTOBER Bun. Moil. Tues. Wed. Thur. Frl. Sat. 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 MOON'S PHASES— Full Moon, 4th; Last Quarter, 12th; • New Moon, 19th; First Quarter, 23th. TBS WEATHER FORECAST. WIRx,' 1 Harrisburg and vicinity: Fair to- I jßflp " night and probably Saturday. Warmer I iCffjlr P tonight. 1 Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair and 1 ,-t—warmer to-nijfht. Saturday fair, warmer in east portion. Gentle to moderate V" i ' i* * ~ east to south winds. YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG Highest, 76; lowest, 53; 8 a. m., 73; 8 p. m., 36. NOT FIGHTING AWAY BUSINESS We do not believe stories that are being circu lated in some quarters that there is a deliberate effort on the part of big manufacturers and big business men generally to make business worse than it otherwise would be for the sake of advan cing the interests of this party or that, in the pres ent political campaign. It may be true that iu some few cases big corporations are concealing the amount of business they are doing with the hope of gaining thereby some advantage for a particular party, but as for these corporations, in any large number, deliberately closing down their mills or refraining from trying to develop new business until after election day,—that is all bosh. Everybody recognizes that the war in Europe has had a depressing effect on the business of the whole world in which this country, of course, must share, at least temporarily; but the idea that Amer- ican business men are setting about purposely to make business worse at this more or less critical period is absurd from any viewpoint. American business men want business. They are not lighting it away. The possible advantage that may be gained by a corporation through the elec tion of one candidate or another cannot in any way be measured with the disadvantage to that corpora lion of its mills heing idle or running at reduced capacity. Patriotic business men, —and we are not so pes simistic as to take iL w that any great number of them lack palri are doing everything Ihev know how to do to overcome the setback to business that Ihe war has been responsible for. And their efforts are rapidly bearing fruit, one of the most convincing signs of which is a statement obtained from the New York Custom House yes terday showing an increase of almost $12,(X)0.000 in exports from that port in the last 28 days as com pared with the same period in 1913 when there was no war. AN UNDERTAKER'S HARD LUCK It is hardly 1o be expected that the general public will sympathize greatly with the New York undertaker who says dull business lias prevented him from paying the thirteen weeks' alimony for which his wife has brought action pending a suit lor separation. The defense submitted to the Su preme Court justice by Undertaker A. L. McCor inick's lawyer states that health conditions are so good in Manhattan at present that the funeral directors are suffering, and points out that the 880 undertakers in the city had opportunities last week to get only 128 funerals, because of the remarkably low death rate. The lawyer says he has found that some of the New York undertakers follow ambulances to the hospitals in their earnest efforts to get business, thus pursuing tactics of the ambulance-chasing lawyers in that great city. Undertakers and law yers in New York even have agreements, he asserts, to profit jointly by the death in hospitals of persons injured in accidents, the lawyer getting an action for negligence and the undertaker getting the funeral. The attorney shows that these conditions make it much more difficult for his client to get business. Jn ending his plea, McCorinick's lawyer requests that if the undertaker b« found guilty of contempt HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 23, 1914. of court, he be sent to jail for not more than three months, so that he would be released in January, when sanitary conditions may not be as good as they are now, and the undertaker's business may be more brisk. It appears that the unfortunate undertaker was greatly handicapped by his wife who, he alleges, put him out of the house and took his embalming implements, just because he stayed at the morgue late at night watching for possible funerals. In this particular the New York undertaker's plight is a sad one. As an individual in hard luck he has our sympathy. As an undertaker without funerals he deserves no commiseration. Business depression among funeral directors is a happy condition of affairs for humanity. The undertaker in "Oliver Twist" had his times when "coffins were looking up." There are periods of prosperity for funeral directors, certainly, and when death has to come these gentlemen in black are indispensable. When an undertaker's business is dull, however, persons are not inclined to wish him better times, even though he has alimony pay ments coming due. It was, perhaps, too much to hope that Congress would adjourn last evening as vas confidently predicted. It will take more than a "force bag" to elect some candidates to office. The "dough bag'' may prove more effective. While reading of the horrors of the European war vfe must not lose sight of the fact that football is claiming its accustomed quota of victims. Stock Exchange seats are to be had now at the bargain price of )34,000 each. Even at that there does not ap pear to be any riotous rush to get them. Those inclined to doubt that Colonel Roosevelt c«n wield the big stick as effectively when he comes to Pennsylvania this year as he has done in years gone by might recommend that he buy a "force bag." TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN HARD IN HIM Wifey—"Do you recollect that once when lie hud a quarrel I said you were just as mean as you could lie?" Hubby—"Yes, my dear." Wifey—"Oh, Tom, how little did I know you then."— Exchange. TOO BAD! TOO BAD! A news dispatch reports that the Sulton of Zanzibar has just arrived in Paris, with 13 wives and ou?y $5. He was heard to remark that "War is heil! " —Judge. TEMPUS PUGIT! I placed my watch on a table; Twas wound to run till dawn. Next morning, when 1 looked for it — Was t goining. Xay; 'twas gone!— Judge. HIS REASON His sister sought to console William. "Cheer up." she said. "Maggie has treated you badly, but you will soon forget her." "So, I shan't," said William, gloomily; "not for a long time yet. All the jewelry I bought her was on the easy payment installment system."—Exchauge. REALISM I must insist, Mr. Stager," said the pompous actor to the manager, "on having everything real in every scene of the play." Very well, said the manager, "if you insist oil that you will be supplied with real poison in the death scene." —Exchange. PROPER METHOD Weedy-Looking Youth (to well-known pugilist)—"J want to learn the art of self-defense. It's very difficult, isn't itt" Pugilist—"Oh, no; quite easy to a man of your phy. sique. All you have to do is to keep a civil tongue in your" head.'' —Exchange. EXPLAINED Your daughter plays some very robust pieces." 't*he s got a beau in the parlor," growled pa, "and that loud music is to drown the sound of her mother wash ing the dishes."—Pittsburgh Post. v TWO ARTISTS "This pianist has wonderful power. He can make you feel hot or cold, happy or morose, at will." "Thats nothing new. So can our janitor." —Canadian Courier. THE ARMY MULE General Phil Sheridan was at ono time asked at what little incident he had laughed the most. "Well," he sa;d, "I do not know; but I always laugh when I think of the Irishman and the army mule. I was riding down the line one day, when I saw an Irishman mounted on a mule, which was kicking its legs rather freely. The mule finally got its hoof caught in the stirrup, when, in the excitement, the Irishman remarked: 'Well, begorra, if you're going to git on, I'll git off.'" Ex change. IMPROVEMENT ON NATURE At the orphan asylum the childless Mrs. Hathway, who had selected an infant for adoption, suddenly showed trepi dation. "Will 1 have to keep the baby if it doesn't suit my husband!" she asked hesitatingly. "Of course you won't have to keep it," responded the accommodating matron. "You can bring the child back and exchange it any time. We're not arbitrary, like the stork." —.Judge. THE BISHOP'S WELL WISHES The Bishop of London, speaking recently, said that churches did not drop down from heaven any more than bishops, though a little girl in his congregation, evidently under that delusion, had recently said to her mother dur ing a tiring sermon: "I am tired now, mother; can't the Bishop go back tu heaven !'' —Exchange. RATHER GOOD A missionary in China once mentioned to a mandarin that he had great difficulty in remembering faces among the Chinese. "I'm getting over it now," he said, "but in the be ginning you all looked as much alike as two peas." "Two peas!" said the mandarin, smiling. "But why not say two queues!"— Exchange, THE GLOBE BLAZES THE TRAIL I i|| TT is so much easier to follow than to lead—so f|| i 1 mW much easier to be a sheep than a bell-cow— so much easier to travel a beaten path than blaze a y° ur own - Talking about values and giving values are vastly different things. For many years THE GLOBE has been recognized as LEADER f° r VALUE-GIVING in Ready-Tailored Clothes f° r Men and Young Men of discerning taste. P resent a ar Skater variety of styles, fabrics, weaves u I. 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A,ots of people are doing it and that in itself is proof enough that it beats a work-a-day life in a factory or oflice. To 9(#rt out all you do is this: Have the chief of police or the mayor of your town write you this kind of a letter: "This certifies that John Jones and William Smith, of Smithport, have started to walk to the Panama Pacific Exposition, on this day, October 23. 1914, hoping to be there in time for the opening of the exposition." That is your introduction that per mits you to cross the continent at the public's expense. * * * Live on Postcard Sales It is understood that you have no money, being out of work, so you de cide to sell postcards to provide the wherewithall to purchase food on the road. You dress in a khaki suit and hang a knapsack on your back, have your picture taken and printed on sev eral thousand postcards and start out. The sale of these will keep you in spending nroney until you reach the Ex position where you can find work and have a good time. If you are lucky enough to make more food money you can ride on a train, forgetting your am bition to walk the entire distance. The matter of transportation depends on the generosity of the public. * * * Many of Thom Visit Harrisburg That is the general plan. It docs not sound altogether alluring hut hundreds are adopting it, so it must be profit able and enjoyable. Any chief of po lice can testify as to the numbers who are working the game. If a day pass es over Harrisburg'g head that a pe destrian hound for the Exposition does not darken our doors that day is the exception. A note like the above one is presented to Chief of Police Hutchi son on an average of seven .times a week with the accompanying request that he give the bearer a permit to sell postcards in the city. Chief Hutchison is opposed to putting any such person on the streets and refuses to go on rec ord as endorsing any such scheme, and tells the pedestrians so. However, with permission or not, they go about selling cards to get funds to take them to the next city. It may be that Harrisburg is unfortunate in this respect, being on a direct route west, for we get so many of them. This city is so f.ar East that few of the walkers give up the project before they reach here. Many do give uj> before they cross the moun tains between here and Pittsburgh l . * * * How They Go West from Harrisburg they start West by the Cumberland Valley route afterward hitting the main line of the Pennsyl vania Railroad, again. Most of them have been in Philadelphia, which is a poor city to work, —the pedestrians make no bones about telling how con servative Philadelphia is in the matter of giving them aid, —and they try to make up for it in Harrisburg. The ma jority of them come from New York State and a few from New Jersey. They never reacli a < ity that they do not dis cover that a great many others are working the same scheme to make a living, so they vary the game a trifle to make it appeal to the genial public at whose expense they a re making a living. One pair, a man and woman, are walking West on their honeymoon; another fellow has an Eskimo dog and is on a 100,000 mile journey, ho says; several more, from a foreign clime, are rolling a big barrel across the country; a blind man has a dog leading him; scores more are doing the walk ,on wagers; the great majority, however, arc selling postcards hoping to get West by the sale of them. No matter how they vary their excuses, they are all in the same class so far as the po lice are concerned. * * * Not What Greeley Meant Walkiug on a wager seemed to bo the big thing several years ago but uo inquirer could discover who made the wager. The money at stake always was in the thousands of dollars, the most used figure being SIO,OOO. In order to win the wager it was necessary to get the signature of the mayor of every State Capitol or the Governor of the State to a paper. That was a goo I start hut mayors and Governors got tired of signing papers every other day and that, soon ended the wager busi- ness, so now the pedestrians just start out with a supply of postcards and hope to make expenses by the sale of them. It is a safe bet that hundreds of young men a r e taking Horace Oreelev's ad vice aud it is also a safe bet that Hor ace Greeley did not mean that the young men should "go West" at the expense of the public. OUR ARMY GETS A THRILL Excited Over Sudden Order for March in Fighting Trim Washington, Oct. 23.—Officers and soldiers at Fori Myer aud the Washing ton Knginoer Barracks had a thrill yes terday morning when they received an unexpected order to get into their tigiu ing clothes and proceed in heavy march ing regalia to Beauvoir, on the Poto may, fifteen miles below Washington. The excitement died out when word went down the line that Itoe sudden orders were given for the sole purpose of testing the rapidity with which the commands could get under way in the event of a call for quick action. DYING BY INCHES; CHEERFUL Henry Bullock StUl Resists Bichloride of Mercury Poisoning | White Plains, Oct. 23.—Although Henry 'Bullock, of Ohappaqua, swallow ed four bichloride of mercury taiblets with suicidal intent and is slowly dy ing (by inches, he is very cheerful and the physicians of St. Agnes hospital marvel at his nerve. It was four days ago that Bullock swallowed the tablets, ordinarily enough to kill two men, tint he remains in about the same condition, though very weak. The City and the Child New York City—the length and breadth of Manhattan-—and Boston, from the Fenway in three directions to ifie wnter front, arc as unfit for a child to grow up in as the basement of a china store for a calf. There might be hay enough on such a floor for the •alf, as there is doubtless air enough on a New York City street for a child. It is not the lack of things—not even air—in a city that renders life next to impossible there. It is rather the mul titude of things. City life is a three ringed circus, with a continuous per formance and interminable side shows and peanuts and pink lemonade. It is jarred and jostled and trampled aud ■crowded and hurried, and it is over stimulated, spiudling and premature.— Suburban Life. t Necessity invents some things which ought not to be. BREAKS INTO JAIL; NO JOKE Bernstein Finds It Easier to Get Into Tombs Thau Out New York, Oet. 23.—Hyman Bern stein, 526 West One -Hundred and Twenty-sixth street, strolled into Who Tonilbs prison yard yesterday. He was 'the first man that ever voluntarily walk ed into the jail with a batch of pris oner;. He had been a spectator in the Gen eral Sessions court rooms. When thirty five prisoners were sent bai. v k to the prison in charge of Deputy Sheriffs Mil ler, Jacobs and Levy, 'he decided to go with them. He walked over the Bridge of Sighs with the chain of men, and ibegan sauntering about the yard on a sightseeing tour. Warden 'Hauley, WHO was receiving the prisoners, noticed him walking apart from the handcuffed lino and seized him. "1 just followed the crowd," Bern stein explained. "I thought they were all going to the street." Ho was locked uj> in cell 39, former ly occupied by Father Hans Schmidt, while a •census was taken to assuro War den llauley that Bernstein had actually entered innocently. Then lie was re leased with a warning not to walik into tlhe Tombs again, as it was not an amusemont resort. WOES OF THE POOR RICH How the Wife of One Wealthy Man Got Her Spending Money In the American Magazine, in a story by Rebecca Hooper Hast man, is a satire on the poor rich, in which the, wife of a wealthy man tells as follows how she gets hold of her spending money: "Kitty, dear, I can't bear that you should misjudge me, and so I am going to tell you what not a soul in this world knows. I have absolutely no money and no way of getting any. My husband doesn't think it is necessary for me to have money when I can charge things. I owe you a dollar. You think 1 have forgotten, but 1 have not. And 1 am going to pay you—- when I can. "1 want to tell you that 1 have just discovered a way to make money. You sec, I have borrowed so many small sums for tips and car fares that I am quite in debt. "We have one of the finest cooks in New York, as you know, and I order him to make cukes. He thinks they are for a bazar. In reality I sell these cakes at a certain woman's ex change for $1 a loaf, cash, Kitty. I leave my car at a nearby hotel, walk through the hotel to the" exchange on the next street, wear a plain suit and a thick veil, which I put on in the hotel dressing room. Nobody knows."