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MOON S PHASES—
Full Moon, liiicl: Last Quarter, Kith;
New Moon. 17th; First Quarter, U4th.
'' Harrisburg and vicinity: Generally
. j fair to-night and Sunday. Warmer to
night, colder Sunday afternoon or night.
Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair and
warmer to-night. Sunday fair, colder
in north portion. Moderate southeast
m J winds becoming southwest.
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURE IN HARRISBURG
Highest, 52; lowest, 42; 8 a. m., 43-; S p. m., -13.
THE JACKIES AND THE PRESS AGENT
Secretary Daniels, of the Navy Department, has.
we fear, unwittingly played into the hands of a
clever press agent, just as many a good man has
done before him. In his commendable zeal to
uphold the dignity of the uniform of Uncle Sam
and to get a square deal for the American blue
jacket, he has instructed the commandant of the
Brooklyn Navy Yard to detail au officer to he pres
ent to-d»y at a New York City police court where
four bluejackets have been summoned as complain
ants against a Broadway theatre proprietor who
refused to admit the boys to his theatre because
they were in uniform. The officer is instructed
to give advice and other assistance to the blue
Action was begun against the theatre under a
section of the Penal Code dealing with discrimina
tion against sailors in uniform. In most cases of
this kind the public sympathy is with the boys in
blue. In fact the public usually grows quite indig
nant when I ncle Sam 's sailor boys are barred from
theatres and other public places just because they
wear the uniform of this country. This sympathy
is not misplaced and we are glad Secretary Daniels
is loyal to the youngsters, but, unfortunately, his
'interest in the case will only benefit the theatre
In the present, instance the theatre management
contends that at least two of the bluejackets were
not in proper condition to enter the theatre. That
is possible and the court will decide whether it is
true; but even if the court finds against the theatre
people and prescribes whatever sort of punishment
the law provides in such a case, the theatre is only
too glad that it has become involved in the contro
versy, for it is the gainer by a material margin as
the result of the publicity obtained through draw
ing Secretary Daniels into the argument.
It is a clever press agent who can involve a Cabi
net officer in a theatre "story." Just think of the
increased box office receipts if all the newspapers
were to print the name of the theatre!
RESPECT THE ' NUMBER-PLEASE ' GIRLS!
Telephones to-day occupy a place in the business
and social life of cities and rural districts that is
foremost among the places of importance occupied
by public utilities, and the "hello"' girls.—or more
strictly speaking, the "number-please" girls,—arc
inseparably a part of the great telephone systems.
Modern America could not do without its telephone
At first only men were employed as operators.
1 hat was when the telephone was in a somewhat
experimental stage. The men were tried out and
found wanting, i hey did not seem to tit in very
well with telephone exchanges. The business, it
soon became apparent, was one for girls. The men.
as is so often the case, did tilings all wrong. They
bellowed in bass tones over the wires and scared
the subscribers. They were not courteous and con-
So the vocation has been turned over to the
girls, and how well they are doing their work! Of
course there are snappy operators heard from oc
casionally, but the trouble, if there is any. generally
■.tarts with the patrons. Operators who make a
custom of discourtesy do not long remain opera
tors. rhey soon leave the telephone service and
get employment elsewhere.
The '•number-please" girls in city "centrals"
are not selected at random for their important po
sitions. There are to-day training schools for tele
HARRIBBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 7, 1914.
phone operators just as there are for school teach
ers. The course is short, including little more than
a month, but it is thorough. The girls who are
chosen to occupy chairs at the switchboards must
meet the qualifications of good health, good sight,
good hearing, good education and good temper.
' The treatment these girls receive from the pub
lic, especially from men, is not always what it
should be. Appreciation of their services is en
tirely too meager. The companies pay their oper
ators I'or their work, of course, but the girls have
many opportunities to do more than earn their
money, and they take these opportunities gladly.
Emergencies arise occasionally when time means
the saving of life or of property, and quick work
on the part of telephone girls has met many of
these emergencies. These girls are in a position
at times to be of inestimable service, beyond the
limits of their usual routine. Patrons should bear
in mind when they speak to the girls that they are
dealing with human beings.
Telephone girls have on occasion shown wonder
ful fortitude. They have stuck to their posts fac
ing: floods and braving flames, that they might send
frenzied calls over the wire warning families of
danger or calling for help from nearby places.
Such occasions are rare, perhaps, but what the
telephone girls do face every day, in this city and
elsewhere, are floods - of uncalled-for reproaches
and flames of inexcusable wrath, coming from
patrons who ought to know better.
Persons who lose their tempers over the tele
phone are addressing their superiors when they talk
to patient, unruffled "number-please" girls,
whether they realize it or not. The patrons should
learn to treat with respect the owners of the pleas
ant. voices that come through the receivers from
day to day.
If wc had thought of it in time we might have quaran
, tiiio.l the/spell binders who were suffering from "mouth
disease" before election.
Mercury has got safely across the face of the sun and
even with his winged feet lie will not bo back to undergo
the scorching again for thirty-nine years.
"Steel Mills Employing 200,000 Men to Resume in l'itts
burgh District." say headlines in the "Harrisburg Tele
graph." And think of it. under a Democratic tariff!
Sonic of our erstwhile law-makers will be missed in the
next session or the Legislature, not so much because of
their statesmanlike qualities as because of the noise they
The Carlisle Indian School bandmen who thought tlicy
marched fourteen and one-half miles during the recent lire
men's parade in Harrisburg. must have an exaggerated idea
of the size of this city.
TOLD IN LIGHTER VEIN
HE HAD A "YOB"
Ole wandered into the revival u little late and sat in a
A "worker," reaching him, inquired:
"My fiicnd, don't you feel like going to work to-night
in the vineyard of the Lord?" '
"No, Ay tank not; Ay yust got a yob in the foundry."
CHAMBERLAIN AS AN ORATOR
At one time the late Mr. Joseph Chamberlain used to
rehearse some of his oratorical efforts in private before
hand, declaiming his speeches aloud and waving his arm
emphatically. One day he was much annoyed to find that
a valuable orchid in one of his greenhouses had been dam
aged. and he at once gave orders to his head gardener that
strangers were not to be shown through the houses.
"I will not have my orchids exposed to danger," he
said. "I suppose you didn't happen to see this one
"Yes, I did," replied the gardener.
"Vou did!" exclaimed Mr. Chamberlain. "You saw
somebody break this orchid and you nothing!"
"I—l didn't like to," replied the gardener, hesitating.
Mr. Chamberlain could scarcely believe his own ears.
"I insist on knowing who it was," he exclaimed angrily.
"Well, sir," replied the man, "it was while you was
speechifying and wavin' your arms about yesterday. You
broke it yourself!"—Pearson's Weekly.
EXPLANATION WAS EASY
When the conversation at a social affair in Washington
turned to anecdotes of the schoolroom, Senator Bevoridge,
of Indiana, was reminded of an incident along that line.
Some time ago the supervising principal of a school in the
suburbs paid a visit to the fifth grade, and, in speaking
to the youngsters, he gave them some instruction on the
circulation of blood.
"Now, children," said he, trying to make the point
clearer, "if I should stand on my head the blood would run
into it, as you know, and I would turn red in the face."
"Yes, sir," responded a youngster in one of the front
"Then," continued the principal, "why is it that when I
am standing in the ordinary position the blood doe«n't run
into my feet?"
"Because," was the quick rejoinder of the aforesaid boy,
"your feet ain't holler." —Philadelphia Telegraph.
AFTER HIS DINNER
The last minstrel stopped at a back door and said to
the housewife who greeted him:
"Give me something to eat", fair dame, and I will tickle
your ears with a merry tale of romance."
"But why not tell me the tale first?" the dame sug- !
"No, I must have the food and drink before 1 talk."
Thereupon the dame slammed the door with the tart
"You're not a merry minstrel. You're only an after
THE ONLY ONE POSSIBLE
Pat had an argument with his wife's mother over do
mestic affairs, and the conversation became so heated that !
Pat was haled into court on a charge of disturbing the
quiet of the county.
"It pains me to think," said the magistrate, in repri- j
manding Pat, "that you should say an unkind word to your
mother-in-law! I know a man who never disagreed with
his mother-in-law in word, thought or deed! Never did be
speak to her uukindlv! Never did he —"
"Beggin' Yer Honor's pardon," suddenly interrupted Pat,
"might Oi be askin' a question?"
"Certainly,", responded the obliging magistrate. "What
would you like to know?"
"Shure, yer honor," smiled Pat, "au' it's mesilf thot
would be likin' to know it' the name of the gentleman yez
referred to was Mr. Adam!"— Exchange.
f Tongue-End Topics]
One Democratic Senator Re-elected
The only Democratic State Senator
re-elected lust Tuesday was Henry
Wasbers, of York, who seems to have
retained his popularity iu his home
county. His neighbor, as the Senators
were seated, was Senator .lames A.
Miller, of Lehigh, who was a candidate
for re-election on the Democratic tick
et and suffered defeat. For the first
time in its history, Lehigh will be rep
resented by a Republican Senator. An
other Democratic Senator who went
down iu the craali was Senator Nulty,
of Philadelphia. By the way, every
Senator aud member of the House
elected iu Philadelphia on Tuesday is
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Prizes For Engineer Students
l'o students of the leading engineer
ing schools has been offered an oppor
tunity to compete for SI,OOO in prizes
for essays on highway construction.
The subjects suggested cover a wide
range, including: factors which should
giver the choice of types of pavements
and roads and the materials used
therein; an ideal paviug program for
a city of 25.000; economies of high
way construction, and half a dozen re
lated topics. The prizes are offered by
the Barber Asphalt Paviug Company
to promote investigation of highway
problem by engineering students and
to encourage them to enter a Held of
work whore there is great need for
trained men. University of Pennsylva
nia students are among those who will
compete for the prizes.
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Focht Never Quit Fighting
The ever belligerent and bellicose
'"Ben ' l\. Focht, of Lewisburg, after
an absence of two years from Congress,
again goes to that body having gained
a signal triumph in the "shoestring''
district over the mihi who defeated him
two years ago, Frank L. Dershem, a
fellow-townsman. Just as soon as the
count was announced two years ago de
claring his defeat, Mr. Focht began a
canvass for renomination and re-elec
tion this year, and he has "kept ever
lastingly at it until his reelection is
now announced, and he is getting ready
to go back to Washington, something
that involves his temporary retirement
from the editorship of one of the best
newspapers iu the Susquehanna valley,
the Lewisburg "Saturday News." Mr.
Focht. was appointed to membership on
the State Water Supply Commission
some time ago bv Governor Tener, a
position he will resign in a short time.
The Race Not to the Swift
The Rev. Dr. Charles F. Swift, of
Beaver, who served one term in the
Legislature, as a Bull Mooser from
Beaver, was up against a hard proposi
tion in the last election. Although a
leader in the Anti-Saloon League and
, a pronounced opponent of the sale of
' liquor, the Prohibitionists declined to
i endorse him and put up two candidates
oi' their own. Dr. Swift had but the
1 cue endorsement, that of the Washing
ton party, aud he went down in the
, general ruck. All of which goes to
prove the old saw that "the race is not
| always to the Swift." No cards.
DK. KKEII TO QUIT CHARM
Former President of Dickinson College
ta Take Up Platform Work
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 7.—The Rev.
Dr. George Edward Reed, the pj'es.mt
pastor of Grace Methodist Episcopal
church of this place, has announced his
inteutio.i to retire from the pastorate of
the church at the close of the current
, conference year in March.
Dr. Reed, who retired from the presi
dency of Dickinson College after twen
ty-two years of service in July, 10 It,
came to Wilmington in the September
lollowing under engagement to supply
the pulpit of Grace church for a month,
and with no idea of longer service, lie
responded, however, to an invitation
to continue his services for a second
month, then for another, and finally
accepted a call to become the perma
nent pastor. moving to the city in De
cember, 1911. By the close of the
conference year Dr. Reed will have
served as pastor of the church for near
ly four years.
It is hardly probable that Dr. Reed,
though in vigorous health, will accept
the pastorate of another chur-h.
Whether, after retirement in March, he
will continue to live in Wilmington or
return to his home in Harrisburg is a
question upon which he has not as yet
reached decision. In either event. ho\V
ever, his expectation is to engage in
[Utfonn work, to be in a position to
s-rve as a preaehcr on special occa
Three Centuries of Opera
Siuce 1597 careful estimate puts it
that more than 30,000 operas have
been staged in Kurope and America. By
a liberal estimate of all the operas ever
composed not more than seventy-five
are now alive and more or less popu
Interesting and restful, because of
the fascinating charms of tropica',
life and climate. Excellent hotels.
Sailing* from New York each Thursday
and Saturday at noon. Through rate* to
Ule of Pine®, Santiago, etc.
In the. Bahama*, offer* many attraction*
a* a Winter Resort.
Balmv climate, charming social lite,
polf, bathing, boating, tennis, polo, motor
Olhsr attractive sho* trip and crulset
ml late rate*. Writ* far kaoirM.
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MAKES PURE BLOOD
Purify your blood by taking Hood's
Sarsap&rilla. This medicine has been
and still is the people's medicine be
cause of its reliable character and its
wonderful success in the treatment of
the common diseases and ailments—
scrofula, catarrh, rheumatism, dyspep
sia, loss of appetite, that tired feeling,
general debility. .
Hood's Sarsaparilla has been tested
forty years. Get it to-day. Adv.
10 PROSECUTE VIOLATORS
OF THE PURE FOOD LAWS
Ordered by the Dairy and Food Divis
ion of the State Department of
Agriculture During the Month of
During October the Dairy and Food
Division of the State Department of
Agriculture ordered the prosecution of
41 violators of the pure food laws. In
the list of prosecutions are those for
selliug sausage uufit for food, imitation
lard, cold storage pork, fish and eggs
not property marked, cream and milk
low in butter fat,' non-alcoholic drinks
sweetened with saccaharine, artificially
flavored and colored with analine dves,
raspberry extract that never saw a ber
ry, olive oil made of cotton seed, fruit,
corn meal and fish unfit for food, stale
eggs and eggs unfit for food purposes.
The total receipts of the Dairy and
Food Bureau since January 1 were
$218,873.06, of which $5,221.49 was
taken in October from oleomargarine
licenses and fines.
Commissioner Johnson Back
Insurance Commissioner Johnson,
who had just tiuis'hed his campaign
work as treasurer of the Republican
State_ Committee, came iip from Phila
delphia on Thursday and was very busy
all day. His county of Montgomery
swung back into the Republican col
umn, and h e is very happy over the re
To Appoint Judge
Governor Tencr will shortly appoint
a judge to succeed the late Judge Mel
lon. in Philadelphia. It is thought that
Raymond McNeill will »et the place as
he is backed by the Vares.
Must Repair the Road
The Public Service Commission has
ordered the West Kishaeoquillas Turn
pike Road Company to make certain im
provements on its road, which is locate 1
in Mifflin county. The complaint was
hied by S. Herman Zouk. who alleged
that the tolls were unjust and that the
road was not properly maintained. The
Commission holds that, while the tolls
are not excessive, the condition of the
load is such as to require attention.
The company will have to remove the
breakers which now cross the road and
substitute cross dnius under the road
surface, ami must keep ui> a systematic
and regular annual repair to the sur
face of the road bv the addition of
brokeu wtone. This is the first turn
pike complaint which the Commission
The Commission will hold a meeting
in Philadelphia to-morrow to hear argu
ment in the matter of the New York
Walter t. Isentierg was yesterday ap
pointed alderman of the Seventh ward,
Altoona, to (ill a vacancy caused by
A Guide For Supervisors
The liureau of Township Highways
of the State Highway Department has
just issued bulletin No. $ of its series
for the guidance of township super
visors. This bulletin outlines the work
and purpose of the bureau, giving n
summary of its operations and show
ing in a concrete way how system may
advance the interests of their town
ship bv taking advantage of the op
portunities afforded by the law under
which the bureau is operating.
THE LYNBROOK TRAGEDY
| A Two-act Drama of the Alice Joyce ;
Series, at Photoplay To-day
Ruth Malloy. whose father has be-!
come a human derelict because of Vi.'- I
| ian Gregg, a theatrical star, loves j
| Mitchell, a young playwright. Ruth
| learns that Vivian is enslaving Mitch
ell. Despite her efforts, the girl is
helpless to save him.
Malloy drifts into town. He is filled
with a determination to slay the human
vampire and avenge his wrongs. Ruth I
comes upon her father just as he is in '
the act of aiming his pistol at the act - 1
rest). Mitchell's eyes are opened. He |
sees in Malloy the. fate which must lie
his unless l.e conquers his infatuation
for Vivian Gregg.
Ruth's love helps the boy. For the
first time, Vivian Gregg, who has really
grown to love Mitchell, roalizes the
depths of her infamy as she gazes upon
the wreck that one# was Malloy. Ruth,
Mitchell and Malloy hear a shot. Rush- j
ing into the library, they find Vivian |
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THREE EXPERTS APPOINTED
Will Have Charge of Divisions in tho
Bureau Working Along Their
Washington, D. C., Nov. 7. —An-
nouncement has just been made of tlie
appointment of three experts on the
staft' of the Children's Bureau of the
Department of They arc desig
nated us expert on sanitation, statis
tical expert and social service expert,
and are to have charge of divisions in
the* Bureau working along these lari
The expert on sanitation. Dr. tirace
L. Meigs, is a native of Illinois, a
graduate of Brvn Mawr College and of
Rush Medical School (University of
Chicago, and has done post-graduate
work in foreign hospitals under such
children s specialists as Professor V.
Pirquet of Vienna; Professor Fiukel
steiu, ot Berlin, and Professor A'. Bo
kay, of Budapest, Dr. Meigs comes
to the Children's Bureau from Cook
County Hospital, of Chicago, where she
has been an attending physician in
children's diseases. She will a ct in a
general advisory capacity to the Bu
reau in matters of child health and hv
Frank S. Drown, the new statistical
expert, a graduate of Dartmouth Col
lege, has been connected since 1304
with the Massachusetts Bureau of
Statistics, having been for the last
tive years chief statistician and in
charge of all the Massachusetts Bu
reau's activities in the field of labor.
He is a member of the American Statis
tical Association, the American Asso
ciation for Labor legislation, the
American Economic Association, and
the International Association on Un
employment. His work in the Chil
dren's Bureau will be to take charge
of the tabulation of material gathered
in the various field inquiries of the
Bureau, and in part to do the prelimi
nary work in the preparation of such
Held studies. Thus his immediate work
will be to determine upon a series of
localities in which the inquiry into in
fant mortality will be carried forward
and to precede the Bureau's field agents
in such localities with a statement of
the purposes of the inquiry.
AGED MAN4S ME P
GUILTY IN CONSPIRACY CHARGE
■■ ■•• •• ■ '■■' 1.-AI r ■;.■ '
Mr. William Rockefeller has been indicted with other .New Haven Railroad
directors in connection with the conspiracy charges brought by the federal
government. lie appeared before Judge Ktifus Foster, in the United Slates
District Court. New York city, and entered a plea of not guilty. The accom
panying snapshot shows Mr. Hoekefelier leaving the Federal Building after
making bis plea.
W- rrr ————rr
nARRISBVRG LIGHT 1
Now Is the Most
to have your house wired for Electric
Light. Be prepared to spend the long
Winter evenings most enjoyably.
Electric Light in your home will in
crease its cheerfulness—will make it a
more pleasant place to live in and to
entertain your guests. Electric Light
is tke most healthful of illuminants —
the most congenial for eyes of all
ages. But in addition, you will find
that it is the most economical, every
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Grape Cream of Tartar
A Joke of Mark Twain's
The theatrical godfather of William
liillotte was Mark Twiin. who was 11
fellow townsman and a friend of his
father. Mark Twain in referring to
the matter said that when he used his
influence to get young OUlottn on the
stage he thought lie was playing a
great joke on the management, for he
did not thing Gillette had the slightest
aptitude for acting. But it turned out
to be 110 joke after all. '•! don't
know," said Mark Twain, "which I
like better—having Gillette make u tre
mendous success or seeing one of 111.
jokes go wrong."
Myrtle Wedding Wreaths
On her wedding day the Danish peas
ant girl wears ;> simple crown of myrtle
with her national costume—varying
vith the district, but always charming
--and [lots of myrtle are carefully cher"
islied by girlish hands through tlie long
winters in anticipation of the great
By one good deed we uproot mauv
a. useless weed.